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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Essential Oils - Anniversary

Wow, I can't believe that 2015 is nearly here...I'll be celebrating my 3rd anniversary with Young Living Essential Oils and Supplements.  I've been using alot of oils and taking alot of Supplements, too.  I really am feeling better and I've seen so much improvement in the 2 bouts of Bell's Palsy I've had.  This last time was on both sides of my Bell's Palsy.  I guess I'm near 70% back to normal on the right side...and about 30-40% back to normal on the left.  The left was the worst side since the beginning.

Here's our new 2015 case you'd like to take a look.  If you have any questions, please contact me. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Update on Jasper...

Well...Jasper is home!  He came home lastnight. 

{Lastnight Jasper, our 6 year old, 8# Maltese, was unable to put weight
on his left front leg. He went to the ER Vet.}

Hubby said when he got to the ER...Jasper jumped up and was excited about where they were. He took Jasper inside...and the technician took a look at him and asked Tom to set him down so she could see what Jasper would do and Jasper started walking. Tom spent a little time there with JasperI and he barely skipped a beat walking around and prancing like only Jasper does. 

I had held Jasper for some time before sending him off to the ER and while I did, I prayed for him, used healing touch (Reiki) on him and then did about a 30 minute BioMat treatment before they left. 

He's still grumpy this morning and really NOT interested in walking, but once he gets started, he almost walks I'm not sure what he did. We'll keep an eye on him...and keep praying. Thanks for all the prayers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prayers Please...

Please say a prayer for our smallest pup, Jasper. He's 6 years old and only 8#. He suddenly won't put weight on his left front leg. He's going to the ER Vet.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WOW - Mid-Way Through October

And time for a Video Update on my Bell's Palsy here it is!  I mention things I'm doing to heal and what I hope to be posting about in coming days and weeks.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Home Tour - Old West End, Toledo Ohio

Thanks for joining me today for our Home Tour Monday.  Sunday, there was an article about this beautiful Mansion in the Toledo Blade Newspaper.  It is the:

Tillinghast Willys Bell Mansion

Tillinghast Willys Bell Mansion

 2210 Robinwood Avenue Toledo, Wisconsin
It is located in the Old West End of Toledo, Ohio

9 bed - 5 bath
8,381 square feet
Single-Family Home

Listing # 5078272

The house has nine bedrooms, a huge formal dining room finished in chestnut, a large butler’s pantry, and a third-story ballroom. But one of the most striking features is the entryway off Bancroft Street.
The foyer has beautiful, tiger-striped quarter-sawn oak from floor to ceiling. Intricate hand-carved details top large columns and decorate the beams overhead. Light filters in through three large stained glass windows above the landing on the wide stairway.
    This English Tudor mansion was built in 1901 for Alvin B. Tillinghast, a licorice tycoon and patron of the arts. Despite his apparent wealth, Mr. Tillinghast went bankrupt building the house and turned it back over to the construction company. The construction company in turn traded the house for 12 Pope-Toledo cars produced by one of Toledo's great automotive industrialists, John North Willys, who founded Willys-Overland.  The foyer of the Murray-Willys home boasts a gold-leafed ceiling with a beautiful staircase leading to the second floor. The massive living room contains the largest of the many gas fireplaces in the home. The spectacular dining room features ornately carved mahogany woodwork and the original, hand-carved chandelier. The library features the original wainscoting and a fresh air ventilating system. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with all new cabinets, which are designed to match the existing cabinets in the cook's and butler's pantry. Through persistence and careful attention to detail, Michael and Ellen Murray have restored this Old West End landmark to its original elegance.

New Photos of the Empty Mansion by:

All of the Original Photos With Furniture

 All of the original Woodwork!!

The hearth surrounding the fireplace in the empty living room is made of tiles from Rookwood Ceramics. The house, built in 1901 for businessman Alvin B. Tillinghast, is regarded as the best home in the Old West End for its commanding presence and historical accuracy.

Living Room Furnished and with Beautiful Hardwood Floors and Columns

Gorgeous Windows

Beautiful Sun Room

 Butler's Pantry!

Beautiful Staircase and Stained Glass Windows

Beautiful Third Floor Ballroom

This is a Single-Family Home located at 2210 Robinwood Avenue, Toledo OH. The residence has 9 beds, 5 1/2 baths, and approximately 8,381 square feet. The property has a lot size of 0.51 acres and was built in 1901. 

Public Records for 2210 Robinwood Ave

Presenting the Tillinghast-Willys Mansion. Amzaing 3-story stone/half-timbered Tudor. Historic keystone home in the Old West End. Grand mahogony-trimmed foyer opens to huge living room with beautiful hardwood floor. Library and sunroom with leaded glass. Huge formal dining room with carved fireplace. Terazzo floors in kitchen. Huge master suite. 3rd floor ballroom and servants quarters.

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I hope you enjoyed this tour.  

What did you see that you really liked about this house.  And, was there anything in particular about the house that would make you pass it by? 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Just an Update on My Bi-Lateral Bell's Palsy

On August 17, 2014 I woke up and several hours later, felt that all too familiar paralysis begin creeping across my face...affecting my speech, blinking, eating, chewing, hearing, seeing...well everything!  While some of it was exactly as the last attack of Bell's Palsy I got in May 2012, some of it was very different.  This time I had Bi-lateral Bell's Palsy - both sides of my face were paralyzed to one degree or another.  I had total paralysis on the left side and partial, very limited movement - eye blinked on right side,

If you look over my posts since the 17th of August you can read more about Bi-lateral Bell's Palsy and how I was doing.

One of the worst things is all the watering of my eyes...both eyes.  This is something that happens when you have BP (Bell's Palsy).  With inflammation and collapsed nostrils the tears just don't drain like they're supposed to.

This is what's supposed to happen with the tears:

When the eye blinks, the lid pushes the tears across the eye into the drains (puncta) at the inner corner. The drains empty into channels (canaliculi) that connect the eye with the nose. The channels drain into a tear sac (lacrimal sac) that lies beside the nose. The sac narrows into the tear duct (lacrimal duct), which drains through the nasal bone into the nostril.

My left eye doesn't blink yet...but it closes.  The right eye blinks and closes...but I have 2 collapsed nostrils and lots of sinus stuff going on and I'm sure inflammation.

So, I usually look like I'm crying.  Not always and not when most BP sufferers see tears.  Just let me say it's as thought someone turns a faucet on.  It makes my vision just horrible.  It's blurry all the time...either one eye or both!

But...other than that, and all the normal BP things, I'm doing OK.   I am experiencing some movement already on BOTH sides of my face, which is a good thing and a huge surprise to me, since it's only been a bit over a month since I got this again.  Last time, I didn't have movement until I got the tiniest twinge of movement on Day #100.  So, PTL!!

I'll try and do another video for you, so you can see for yourselves how I'm doing.  Keep the prayers coming...especially for some energy.  I have so many things that need my attention...and I just can't do yet.

Until later...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mineral Essence - for Proper Immune Function

I thought I would share some of the wonderful Supplements I've been taking so that I recover better and more quickly from this Bi-Lateral Bell's Palsy that I got on August 17th.
One of the Supplements is
Mineral Essence Tincture is a balanced organic, ionic mineral complex with more than 60 different minerals. Without minerals, vitamins cannot be properly assimilated or absorbed by the body. Mineral Essence has a natural electrolyte balance, helping to prevent disease and premature aging. Minerals are also necessary for proper immune and metabolism functions.
Mineral Essence also includes essential oils to enhance bio-availability. To demonstrate this, a group of volunteers consumed a teaspoon of liquid trace minerals without essential oils. Each volunteer experienced diarrhea within 24 hours. Following a washout period of several days, the same volunteers were given double the dosage of the same liquid trace minerals blended with essential oils. None experienced diarrhea.

Mineral Essence Ingredients

  • Purified water is needed to dilute the minerals for liquifying this blend.
  • Honey is an emulsifier and natural sweetener.
  • Royal Jelly is a substance fed to queen bees that allows them to live thirty to forty times longer than worker bees. It is very rich in amino acids, minerals, and vitamins B5 and B6. It stimulates the adrenal glands to increase energy.
  • Trace mineral complex includes beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromine, calcium, carbon, cesium, chloride, chromium, copper, gallium, germanium, gold, hafnium, indium, iodine, iron, lithium, lutecium, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, eurogen, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, rubidium, scandium, selenium, silica, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tantalum, thallium, tin, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, yttrium, zinc, and zirconium.
  • Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil promotes leukocyte formation and increases immune function.
  • Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum) essential oil is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiparasitic and anticoagulant.
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil promotes healthy digestion and mineral absorption.

How to Use Mineral Essence Tincture

Take 5 droppers morning and evening or as needed for a mineral supplement.
If ypu are interested in learning more about Mineral Essence, please let me know, as I am a Young Living Representative.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Home Tour - Above Sunset Strip

I've always had a secret Love of Contemporary Design - Hope you enjoy the tour.

McClean Design

Paul McClean trained as an architect in Ireland and founded McClean Design in 2000. We specialize in the design of contemporary homes and have homes and have completed numerous houses in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles in the last ten years. We are committed to excellence in modern design. Our projects reflect an interest in modern living and a desire to connect our clients to the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. We make extensive use of glazing systems to maximize views and provide a warm light filled contemporary space. We strive for simplicity and an openess to the surrounding landscape that erodes the division between indoor and outdoor space; homes with an emphasis on texture and natural materials.

We are committed to environmentally sustainable design practices and have extensive experience in both Orange and Los Angeles counties with a proven ability to navigate complicated approval processes such as the Laguna Beach Design Review Board or Coastal Commission. We keep an open mind on questions of style preferring to strike a balance between the best solution for the site, our clients preferences and what is potentially approvable for each particular site. Our staff offers a full range of design skills including interior designensuring that our projects are completed in a timely manner and to the highest standards.

Blue Jay Way

This house is located on a spectacular lot above Sunset Strip with panoramic views of down town and west Los Angeles all the way to Santa Monica, the Pacific and Catalina Island.  The design of the house maximizes access to the view such that all the main living spaces look out over it.  The house is large almost 7000sf total and is divided in half by a water feature and pool.  This is the central design element of the project.  It begins by the driveway as a water wall around which the entry sequence is wrapped.  Upon ascending to the main level of the house, the water element becomes an ornamental pool before dropping into the spa below, after which it becomes a 75 foot long lap pool the end of which is cantilevered over the slope into the view. The entry to the house is a glass bridge over the pool below.  The master bedroom and study are located on one side of the pool, the living areas on the other.  Below are several guestrooms, a media room and a four car garage.  The palette of materials is soft contemporary with extensive use of concrete, wood and stone. 

Location - Los Angeles
Project Type - New Single Family Residence
Approximate Size - 7,000 SF
Completion Date - 2008
Contractor - Corr Contemporary Homes

McClean Design

190 S. Glassell St. #203
Orange, CA 92866

T) 714.505.0556

F) 714.532.2924

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