Tuesday, October 4, 2016

5 Health Benefits of Honey

Honey has been used for centuries as a healing medicine. It has many uses. Now that we are at a time when unnatural medicines are pushed at us every tv commercial, our doctors are given incentives to push pharmaceuticals at us, and the entire industry makes us think that even for the smallest problem we need at least 2 pills to fix it.

In reality there are many illnesses that don't have a real effective natural remedy. However many illnesses do have simple, all natural remedies to ease your troubles.

Always remember that honey should not be used to treat small children. It can be life threatening so do not chance it. 


5 Health Benefits of Honey

Sore Throat - 

Instead of grabbing throat spray or over the counter pain medications instead reach for your natural medicine! One to two teaspoons of honey should ease any pain you are feeling in your throat. It naturally coats the throat reducing the pain you will feel. 

Cough - 

Similar to having a sore throat. Honey acts to help a cough by coating the throat. It has been proven to be as effective or more effective than over the counter medications for treating a stubborn cough. It is best to take one to two teaspoons directly, but if this is too thick or sweet for you I suggest mixing it 1 to 1 with water. 

Healing Cuts and Scrapes - 

When honey is exposed to air it created hydrogen peroxide. The anti bacterial properties of hydrogen peroxide will help heal minor scrapes and cuts quickly and naturally. Just coat your wound with a light layer of honey. Let it breathe for a few minutes and cover with a bandaid. 

Boost Your Natural Immunity to Viral and Bacterial Infections - 

Thanks to the natural antibacterial and antiviral properties found in honey, it acts as a natural immunity booster. Add lemon and a bit of water with 2 tablespoons of honey is a good way to give your body a much needed boost if you are feeling the first steps of a cold coming on or if you just want to help prevent catching a cold. 

Minor Burns - 

Similar to the way it helps cuts and scrapes, it also helps minor burns. Honey is said to reduce the burning sensation. It is also said to help with any swelling caused by the burn. Just apply a thin layer to the burn and leave it open to the air. An added bonus is that the antibacterial properties of honey may help keep your burn from getting infected.


Overall Honey is natures way of keeping us healthy from the minor things in life. It is a much better option than having to take over the counter medicines. Ideally you want to use natural honey. Store bought honey is usually so overly pasteurized that it loses many of it's benefits. So make sure you find a good quality organic honey if you are going to use it for medicinal reasons.

Car Glass Breaker ~ Great For Bug Out Bag or Car Safety Kit

After our car wreck a few years ago I have to admit I suffer from a horrible anxiety when it comes to driving. I have some pretty irrational fears. One of those fears is our vehicle going off a bridge and ending up in the water.

I know this phobia is not ok, but I simply can't help it anymore. I don't let it completely control my life, but the amount of anxiety is a bit overwhelming at time. So when I got the chance to try out a car window safety hammer I was pretty excited. Anything that will at least calm my fears a little is welcome in my car!

What You Need to Know About the Car Safety Hammer: 

  • The product is an all in one tool. It has a window breaker, seat belt cutter, red hazard light, flashlight, whistle, and magnet.
  • The car safety hammer is lightweight and easy to hold.
  • The car safety hammer is only 7 inches long. Small enough to fit in your purse, glove box, or your bug out bag.
  • Takes 3 AAA batteries. 
  • Weighs only 4.8 ounces

Overall I was very surprised by how well this fit into my hand. I was worried it would feel awkward. Thankfully it seems to be a good fit. I put it straight into our small emergency kit my minivan. I am hoping that I will never need anything like this, but just like with prepping, I would rather be over prepared than under prepared. I want to know I have everything I may need if something horrible were ever to happen. I can't take risks when it comes to the life of my children or myself.

If you would like to get your own Car Safety Hammer just click the link above or go here.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Remodeling Our Bathroom - New Armada Nickel Vanity Light

So we are finally getting around to upgrading our bathroom in our crappy house! This thing has been one remodel after another. I am working on flooring, bathroom fixtures, and kitchen counters all at one time. So I have to admit we are a bit overloaded. Thankfully the new Armada bathroom vanity is super easy to install. Hubby and I just got it done in about 30 minutes working together. I have to say it is a huge upgrade considering before this we just had a single ugly light over each sink. Now we have a beautiful nickel finished double vanity light installed.

Specs on our new Armada 48" 6 light Vanity light:


  • Dimensions: 44.5"(W) x 7.5"(H), Back plate: 48"(W) x 5"(H) Long enough to go over the average length double sink. So perfect for us!
  • Modern vanity fixture features a Brushed Nickel finish which is so much better than the ugly gold fixtures we had in our bathroom. It is nice to actually make it to the 2000's instead of having fixtures from the 90's when gold was the IT thing.
  • Frosted glass shades are super thick and beautiful. They come off easily also which makes me feel a lot better about cleaning them.
  • Can be used with shades facing up or down which is great. We had trouble deciding which way we were going to do it. Facing down offers good light when we are doing makeup or washing our faces, but facing up lights up the whole bathroom better. We ended up facing them up so that the entire bathroom would feel brighter.

Overall we are amazed with this Armada vanity light. We thought there would be a lot more work involved that there was. Plus it is just so pretty! It is nice to start seeing some progress around here. Now if we can just get the flooring done! Very glad that this was not a disappointment!