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Salted chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

I  though I would give one more candy recipe.  This recipe is very easy and good.  It also came from the  "Oh Fudge" at our library.

1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Bag of Mini Pretzels
12-oz Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Sea Salt
1.  Wrap a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2.  Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  As it melts cover the baking sheet in a even layer of mini pretzels. ( You may not use the entire bag.)
3. Once t he butter is melted, add the sugar and stir to incorporate.  Allow the sugar and butter to softly simmer and bubble, but don;t let it boil. so adjust the heat accordingly.  Stir occasionally.  The browning process's should take about three minutes from when it starts to bubble.
4. Once the sugar and butter have caramelized  pour the mixture evenly over the pretzels on the baking sheet.   Pouring it back and forth down the length of the sheet works well.  The caramel hardens pr…
I would like to share some ideas with you on making an emergency preparedness kit with essential oils.  When people think of emergency preparedness they think of 72 hours kits, or food storage, Thing  you would need if there was a natural disaster, and etc.  It's pretty easy to make a small first aid kit.  But I was thinking about something that aid to
Your health.  I would like to share the top essential oil that would be in my emergency preparedness kit.

1.  Lavender,  this oil is probably my favorite. I have used it for years.  Like I've always said,  if you don't know what to use,  use lavender.  It's a calming oil,  it helps you sleep,  it reduces stress and anxiety, it has antibiotic properties,   It is great for inflammation,  it helps burns and bug bites you name it  this oil will help.

2.  Oregano, definently  one of the top  oils for a emergency kit.  This oil is your antibiotic,  you use this for bacterial infections, cold and flues.?

3.  Melaleuca. This is …


I am a grandma of 13, 1 more on the way in 3 weeks, so 14 grandchildren.  I took 7 of my grandchildren, that live close by, to the movie,  Home.  In our town we have a cinema complex that is really cool, you bring your own containers and you can get popcorn and drinks at refill prices. So we gathered our popcorn buckets and drink containers and headed out for an evening of fun. This tells you a little about the movie Home:
After an alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet's human population -- all except for a little girl named Tip, who's managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh, there's distrust between both. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their friendship develops, the pair set out together to find Tip's mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg -- enemies of the Boov --  Are coming to get them.
The  movie was very cute.   All my grandkids were so excited.  Each one …

another cute new hairstyle

Today's style is pretty easy.  This hair do  is a very cute style that doesn't take much time, but looks like it did.

      First part the hair into three sections and place into three pony tails.

Then separate each little ponytail in half  and join together with four new sections of hair creating four new ponytails. Then gather the four pony tails into two ponytails along with two sections of hair to create two ponytails. 

 curl the remaining hair that is left out of the pig tails
 Look how cute!

Book review

I would like to say a word about a inspiring book that I read a while back.   The name of the book is Hitchhikers by Bernard Poduska

The true story of one man's amazing journey from a homeless and hopeless childhood to a life of conversion and faith.

The story starts in the spring of 1948 when Bernard Poduska and his family was evicted from their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bernard was eight year old at the time, it tells of his family hitchhiking across the country trying to find a place to call home.  It tell of the hard times, and the suffering they went through.  It also tell of how Bernard, being an atheist, finds God.  This is a quote from the book.  " you will never know what's on down the road until you've made the journey; be grateful for any rides others may give you along the way, and whatever your destination, the journey is everything-- make the most of it."

I enjoyed this book, it is very different than the run-of-the-mill books.  I incourage ev…

Essential oils

One of the things I love the most is using Essential oils.  I have been using them for about twenty years.  I started out experimenting with oils in the 1990's  when oils were not very prevelent.  The oil I used first was Lavender,  I liked it so much I used it for everything.   I had the saying "If you don't know what to use, use Lavender".
Then I got brave and bought a few more.  I have had an exciting adventure learning more about them and how to use them.   
I'm not sponsoring any company,  I feel like there are several good brands.  Do your own research and find what you like the best.   I would like to share a recipe for a oil blend to relieve Stress.
Stress Relief
4 drops Lavender 4 drops Clary Sage 4 drops Vetiver 4 drops Citrus 2 drops Geranium Put in roller bottle, fill with coconut oil, shake to mix well. Enjoy.
I hope this works for you,  I will be adding new oil blends alone with recipes for different items in future posts.