Skin Tags and Essential Oils

Tip for removing Skin Tags: use Fractionated Coconut Oil on skin tag then dab Oregano Oil on top of skin tag. To protect the surrounding area, dab Frankincense around the skin tag. Apply 3 times a day for 2 weeks. Message me for more info on how to order these great oils.



No Bake Cookies


No Bake Cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.


Unofficial Neiman Marcus Cookies


NM Cookies 1

(Recipe may be halved) I make about 130 cookies from this recipe. It’s a favorite!!! : )

2 cups butter (4 sticks of butter)

4 cups flour

2 tsp. soda

2 cups sugar

5 cups blended oatmeal

24 oz. chocolate chips

2 cups brown sugar

1 tsp. salt

1- 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated or finely chopped) or 8 oz. shaved semi sweet chocolate

4 eggs

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

3 cups chopped or chipped nuts (optional)


* Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.

* Cream the butter and both sugars.

* Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.

* Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts (optional).

* Roll into 1 inch balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (time may vary due to elevation and oven)

Arthritis and Essential Oils

I can tell you nothing hurts more when you have arthritis in your body. For me, it’s on my left index finger. Crazy, I know but it really hurts and the only thing that soothes it is my essential oils.  Here are some other natural foods that have essential oils named for them that may help with your pain. I sell essential oils and you can email me for more information at


Pray for Southeast Texas

Many people are homeless now that the floods have destroyed their homes. Due to the stall of this Hurricane, rain continues to fall and wash out roads and highways. Completly bringing cities to a standstill displacing thousands of people to other cities and homes.

The silver lining in all this tragedy is the many people and organizations that have come together. Helping those with shelter, food, and clothing. Some of the early images are priceless, such as the Hawk that flies into a cab seeking shelter, the dog walking down the road carrying his treats and toys, or the dogs leading a group of cows down the street to safety.

The pictures that bring us outrage seeing the elderly in a nursing home walking around in waist deep water. Just going about their usual day knitting in the recliner waiting for the call to be rescued. They were rescued and taken to shelter but what precious memories these and so many others have lost. The people were warned well in advance but there was no mandatory evacuation by the Mayor. It’s easy to point fingers in a tragedy but look at the beautiful response by so many first responders and volunteers.

The America I know and love is right here in times like these when people come together and help each other. The America I know loves each other and takes care of their own. We’re Americans and we need to continue to appreciate the differences in our country not sabotage and hurt each other.

Now, take a deep breath through your nose as you inhale and breathe out slowly through your mouth as though you were breathing out of a straw. Proud to be an American and a Texan.


Verify: Is it safe to hydrate with sparkling water?

David Schechter, WFAA 10:19 PM. CDT June 30, 2017

In the heat of the summer, staying hydrated is essential. That means drinking plenty of water. But what about carbonated soda water? Some people worry too much soda is bad for you. Is it?

Let’s kick this story off talking about Topo Chico, sparkling mineral water from Mexico. When it comes to Texas favorites, it’s hard to beat tacos and Topo Chico.

At Verify, we recently got a question, about Topo Chico, from a 20 year old college student. Take it away, Cooper Brehm.

“I’m addicted to drinking TC. I drink about 4 to 5 a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner– in between.  I am exclusively drinking Topo Chico. Is this okay? Is this healthy?” Cooper asked.

“I think this question is important because I know a lot of people like me that also drink a lot of carbonated water.  Can carbonated water substitute for water?” he added.

Is it healthy to drink a lot of carbonated water?  For answers, we’re looking at several research papers.  And checking in with Dr. Aubrey Frantz, the Chair of Life and Health Sciences at the University of North Texas at Dallas.

“Do you have any concern about someone drinking a ton of carbonated water?” I asked.

“There are no negative health effects to drinking pure carbonated water,” she said.

Cooper’s gonna love that. But, let’s dig a little deeper.

Some people worry, sparkling water can leach calcium from your bones. This study says that is a problem but it’s “confined to caffeinated beverages.”

This one found, “very low” levels of tooth enamel erosion from sparkling water.

A Harvard professor showed sugary colas can lower bone density in hips for women. But that’s only associated with the intake of cola “not of other carbonated soft drinks” like soda water.

“Where does carbonated water fit in the best ways to hydrate?” I asked Frantz.

“Carbonated water hydrates just as well as still water. As long as there is not added salt, sugar or other ingredients,” she said.

Dr. Frantz ran a few numbers and found drinking four or five Topo Chico’s, can add to about 3 percent of your daily average sodium intake. But most of us that’s no problem.

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