On Vacation

As most of you already know, my family and I celebrate the Feast of Sukkot (or Tabernacles), so I will not be posting anything until Oct 4th. (Because we will be camping and there is no internet at our campground) =D By then I should have a lot of pictures and things to tell, so check back on the 4th!

~No Poo Hair Update~

Well, Mom and I have been no "Poo" (Shampoo) for about two months, and have already started to see BIG changes, for example... At first my hair was oily, flat and stringy. After a couple more washes it started to get more and more soft. It was still a little flat but, I was so happy that it wasn't dry! Now it is poofy, soft, and shiny, but NOT oily! Yay! =D

Shampoo and conditioner, whether it is organic or not strip your hair of its natural oils and leaves it dry and brittle. Now, let me just say that "No Poo" doesn't mean that I don't wash my hair, it just means that I don't use store-bought shampoo and conditioner. It means, I make my own for less than $1 per 32 oz. bottle. Which is WAY cheaper than buying Organic shampoo and conditioner! 

A few weeks ago my family went camping, and I decided to use shampoo and conditioner again... But instead of my hair being brittle and dry, it was oily, stringy and just plain GROSS! So now, I am committed to using only baking soda and apple cider vinegar for my hair.

Please comment to let me know if you are going this route, I like to hear that I'm not the only girl who smells slightly of vinegar!

If you would like our recipe for Shampoo and Conditioner click here

Here are a few links if you want to find out more about this "No Poo" thing...
Feelin' Feminine
Peculiar Treasures
Training Daughters, Teaching Wives

(These are only a few sites participating in the "No Poo" Challenge)

“But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.”
{1 Corinthians 11:15}


Cherries in the Snow...

Our Cherries in the Snow Dessert for Shabbat:
Using a 9 x 13-in. pan, make a crust of:

  • 20 or more graham crackers, made into crumbs.
  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Butter
Bake at 350 degrees, for 10-15 minutes. Then let cool.

  • 1 pt. Cream, whipped stiff
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 14-16 oz. of Cherries (with the juice)
Mix cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Put whipped cream in cheese mixture, and stir well. Then pour cheese and cream mixture in to the 9 x 13-in. pan.
Pour cherry mixture on top of the cream mixture; DO NOT MIX IT IN!! Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

This is a good way to use up extra cherries... Hope you enjoy!!!


Something to Celebrate!

Today (September 16th) is my bff Victoria's 14th birthday! Head on over to her Mom's blog and leave a comment wishing Victoria a Happy Birthday... Thanks!


Another Tag

I found this tag over at Peculiar Treasures and felt like answering some questions, so here goes!
1. High heels or boots? Ummm... I don't have either, but if I had to choose I'd probably say boots, unless it was summer... Then I would say heels.

2. What time did you get up this morning? I woke up at 8:30.

3. What was the last movie you saw at the theater? I haven't been to a movie theater in like three years! So therefore, I think it would take me another three years to remember which movie I saw last. : )

4. Which hand do you write with? My left... <----

5. What is your favorite TV show? Well, we don't have a TV, but if I had to choose I'd say.... Ummm.... "The Dick Van Dyke Show"

6. What do you usually have for breakfast? Yogurt and granola sweetened with honey... YUM-O!!!

7. What is your middle name? Rose

8. What food do you dislike? Fish... I think the texture is gross, and I makes me gag. Bleck!

9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Zemar Levav (The videos below are of them singing, they are a Jewish family group)

10. What characteristic do you despise? Dishonesty, and rebellion.

11. Favorite clothing? Ummm... A pair of knee-length shorts, and a comfy shirt... Unless its winter, then I like to wear jeans, a sweater, and a pair of heavy socks... =D

12. Anywhere in the world on vacation? Prince Edward Island, Canada

13. Are you an organized person? Yes, very I'm afraid.

14. Where would you retire to? Israel, but I think retirement is a long ways away!

15. What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 8th birthday, I invited all my friends to a roller skating rink. It was fun until I fell on my bottom... Ouch.

16. What are you going to do when you finish this? Eat lunch... I'm hungry...

17. Furthest place you have ever been to? Furthest place from where I was born, (Sacramento) would be Texas... (where I am now)

18. Person you wish you could meet? Yeshua

19. When is your birthday? November 11th

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night person... I like to read before bed for about an hour.

21. What is your shoe size? U.S.A, size 8 to 9 (it depends on the shoe)

22. Do you own any animals? 1 dog, his name is Buddy.

23. Any news you'd like to share? Sukkot is almost here and I can't wait!!!

24. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Mostly a make-up artist, but it changed from time to time... Doesn't every kid's dream job?

25. What is your favorite flower? Chrysanthemum

26. What would you currently like to be when you grow up? A homemaker...

{For some reason, question #27 is missing…not sure why}

28. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Macaroni N' Cheese... lol. =D

29. How is the weather right now? Hot and humid... Winter, would you get here already?!?!

30. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My bff Judith... HI J-ANNE! : )

31. Favorite drink? An Izze soda, they are so good!

32. Favorite restaurant? Olive Garden... I like their Lasagna Rolls... Mmm, mmm, GOOD!

33. Hair color? Dark brown, with gold highlights.

34. What was your favorite toy as a child? Ummm... Let me think about that, I'd probably have to say either Barbies, or my dogs Amber and Onyx...

35. Spring, summer, fall, or winter? Winter.... Most definitely.

36. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla

37. Coffee or tea? Tea

38. Wish you were still young? Ahem, I am still young. 14 in 2 months =D

39. Do you want to get married? Of course!

40. When was the last time you cried? Gee, umm, well, I don't really know... (I don't think I'm very good at answering these questions...lol)

41. What is under your bed? Nothing... I'm a neat freak, remember?

 42. What did you do last night? Read

43. What are you afraid of? Snakes, spiders, and cockroaches... OH MY!!!!

44. Salty or sweet? It depends on my mood, but most of the time I'd say it is salty.

45. Describe yourself in 10 words... A friendly person who absolutely loves my Heavenly Father... Yippee! (Sorry about the yippee, but I only had nine words and I needed a tenth one...)

46. How many years at your current job? I don't have a job, YET! But hopefully my parents will let me start a baby-sitting business soon.

47. Favorite day of the week? Sunday, we go shopping on Sundays... =D

48. Favorite movie? Lets see... Either "Up" or "Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs" (they were both really funny)

49. Would you rather wear skirts or pants? Skirts, they are more feminine and definitely more comfortable. (I know I'm weird, huh?)

50. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Absolutely!


A Young Maiden's Daybook-Part 5

Today… September 13th, 2010

Outside my window… Stormy, and very loud... (the thunder I mean)

I am thinking… About  Sukkot, and how much I am looking forward to fellow shipping with like-minded teens!

I am thankful for… The Thrift Store... I'd say that I get 99.9% of my clothes there.

I am wearing… My pj's... : )

I am reading… "Little House In the Highlands" by Melissa Wiley

I am creating… Lots of scarves...(will do a post about that later)

One of my favorite things… SHOES! (I don't really know why I put that...?)

For education this week… The usual: Math, Spelling, Science, Grammar, Hebrew, Social Studies, Language... and now I'm getting overwhelmed!

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning … Knitting

A spiritual lesson I’m learning… Submitting to Authority

A godly character trait I plan to work on… Patience

Scripture I am memorizing… Psalm 136:12

I am praying for… My friends who don't believe that Yeshua is the Messiah

For the rest of the week… School, cooking, cleaning, reading, and other little tasks

A picture I’d like to share…
(from left to right) Victoria, Lyssa, and me! We all met at Sukkot last year... =D


~Feast of Trumpets~

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
Leviticus 23:24
Happy Yom Teruah!

Yes, No, Maybe So...

I want your opinion again... Do you like my new blog background, or do you think I should change it? Is it too bright? Please suggest any other changes you think are necessary or that should be made in the comment section. Thank you very much!

P.S. I have chosen signature #6, because it was the most voted on, thanks for commenting!


Labor Day and Catching Up

For Labor day weekend our family went camping with friends, so I haven't been able to keep up this blog as well as I would like to, so this post is kind of an oops with lots of things mixed in, lol... =D
On the sidebar of my blog, I asked what this site needs... And these are the results thus far:

More pictures 5 (83%)
A different name 0 (0%)
Different colors 2 (33%)
More serious posts 3 (50%)
More funny posts 3 (50%)
Other... (please comment) 1 (16%)

Thank you for your responses, I will try and post more pictures... The poll is still open, so please continue to let me know what you think!

Today… September 7, 2010

Outside my window… Hot and VERY humid

I am thinking… That the calamine lotion on my legs is not working to relieve the pain of bug bites

I am thankful for… A nice cool house in which to be lazy, lol

I am wearing… A white shirt, with pink and yellow plaid knee-length shorts

I am reading… "The Diary of Nell Dunne" by Kathleen Duey

I am creating… This post =D

One of my favorite things… Potato Salad... YUM!

For education this week… The usual

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning … Organizing

A spiritual lesson I’m learning… Submitting to Authority

A godly character trait I plan to work on… Patience

Scripture I am memorizing… Isaiah 59:12

I am praying for… The peace of Jerusalem

For the rest of the week… School, cooking, cleaning, reading, and other little tasks

A picture I’d like to share…
Our dog Buddy


New Signature

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