Happy International Friendship Day

Just a quick blog to say Happy International Friendship Day to all of my friends!

Over the past year through the online blogging world I have been lucky enough to meet many people from around the world. Although I don’t have many friends in real life I am lucky enough to have my sister as my best friend.

So today on International Friendship Day give your friend a huge hug to let them know how much you appreciate them.

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Happy World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is celebrated internationally on the 7th of July. Today is World Chocolate Day and to celebrate of course I ate chocolate. If your’e a chocoholic like me you know what I mean when I say once the box is in front of me, I can’t help but have more than one. Chocolate also has many benefits like releasing the feel good hormone dopamine and if you eat dark chocolate  it  also has health benefits.

Chocolate can be had in so many ways, on it’s own or in cakes (chocolate mud cake….mmmmm), brownies or deserts.

Anyway, how did you celebrate World Chocolate Day and do you have any favourite ways to eat chocolate or are there any chocolate recipes you’d like to share?  I’d love to know.  Happy World Cholate Day everyone! I’m off to go eat some chocolate.

International Hamburger Day

Today (28th May) is International Hamburger Day.

I don’t know about you but I know I love biting into a good burger and having all of the sauce come dripping out. There are many different types of burgers from traditional hamburgers to which today is all about to cheeseburgers and chicken burgers and even the more healthy veggie burgers. I’d love to know which type of burger is your favourite?                                                                                                                                              How will you be celebrating International Hamburger Day? I know I’ll be having a burger for dinner. if you’re looking for a burger recipe Dandelion B has already beat me to it here https://dandelionbouquets.ca/2019/05/27/national-hamburger-day/ Happy International Hamburger Day!

Make Your Own Essential Oils

Feeling crafty? Why not try making your own essential oils this weekend?

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Making your own essential oil is easier than you think. Gather dried herbs and oil of choice. Dried herbs are better than fresh to prevent mold. 

Here are some single oils you can infuse along with their healing benefits. 

Calendula Oil–Use for any skin remedies, like in lotion or facial oil.

Peppermint Oil–Wonderful for relieving aches and pains. It can be used as a massage oil or added to bath water. If you have a headache, rub a bit on your wrist and breath in the healing aroma.

Rosemary Oil–If you have hair troubles, such as poor growth, lice, or dandruff, rosemary is a great option. Add the infused oil to shampoo or use as a hair mask. 

Lemon Balm Oil–Lemon balm is a natural astringent and has antibacterial properties, which are amazing for healing cold sores and other skin…

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Therapeutic Lavender Oat Scrub

It is very important that we take the time to look after ourselves especially if you live with chronic illness and this lavender oil scrub shared by Melinda Sandor from looking for the light is the perfect way to treat yourself..

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This itch-relief scrub is therapeutic on so many levels. It contains sugar to help exfoliate, oils to help hydrate, and oatmeal to help alleviate any irritation. The ground lavender buds are optional but they do add some spa-like qualities-yes, please.

You Will Need

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • Blender/Food Processor
  • 1 TB. dried lavender buds
  • Mortar & pestle
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 TB. sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 TB. coconut oil softened
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Bowl
  • Airtight jar/Container

To Make 

Add the steel-cut oats to a blender or food processor and pulse until the oats have a powder-like texture. Grind the lavender buds into a powder using the motar & pestle. Combine the oats, flowers, sugar, and oils together in a bowl. Store in airtight jar or container.

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March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

Vivian from Godswhispereroftruth has just informed me that March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month so I thought I’d share her post with you. It’s super informative and an easy read and I love the visuals so I hope you enjoy reading it too.  March seems to be an awareness month for everything.

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Check out these few facts that can help make us all more aware of just how prevalent brain injury is in the U.S.

Here are a few statistics I find very interesting regarding brain injury:

1) A TBI is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.

2) Falls are the leading causes of TBI in America.

3) Men are twice as likely to sustain a TBI than women.

4) 90 % percent of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness.

5) Each year, about 2.8 million people are treated for TBI in a United States ER.

6) A concussion is a mild brain injury. The consequences of multiple concussions can be far more dangerous than those of a first time TBI.

7) The area most often injured are the frontal lobes that control thinking and emotional regulation.

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More talk about MS!

March is MS Awareness Month so I thought I’d re-blog a post written by Alyssa from fightmsdaily who lives with MS and has written up this fantastic post on MS Awareness full of hope and positivity.  I wasn’t able to re-blog this to my new website https://all-hearts.org  which is all about raising awareness of multiple chronic illnesses through art as it is a WordPress hosted  website but through Bluehost so  I don’t have the re-blog feature on it  )Heather and Dizzy, I’m not sure if you have figured out how to work the reblogging on Bluehost) so I decided to just re-blog it here on coolncreative.

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ms march awarenessMultiple Sclerosis is a very complex and frustrating battle to face. Unfortunately, this illness does impact everyone’s life in  so many different ways and to the point it’s almost hard to pinpoint what is what! There have been various names people choose to use when referring to  MS; such as the snowflake disease or invisible illness. I think these terms can also be used in many other chronic illnesses as well because they are fitting. I mean if you think about it, there are no two snowflakes that are exactly the alike,  just like no illnesses experiences the exact same symptoms. Also, there are so many of these illnesses that are completely naked to the eye, so they are pretty much invisible in the bigger picture. 51209211_2039825619447292_5206443739896197656_n

Let me ask my wonderful fellow bloggers, whether you live with MS or know someone else that does, what do you already know about…

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World Brownie Day

Who here loves brownies? Mmmmmm. I sure do? the gooey, chocolate combined with a salty crunch. I am five days late but Saturday 8th December was World brownie Day, a day to celebrate brownies.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Jesus is the real Reason for the Season

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I want to take a moment to thank every one of you for sharing your gifts with me and us! I have seen some amazing writing since I have started blogging and I have learned a great deal from so many of you! Thank you and God bless you all!

What Christmas songs do you enjoy? Below are some of my favorites so I hope that you do enjoy them! 🙂

If I were to sing in a duet for you all the following Christmas songs would be the ones that I would pick… hehehe! 🙂

***I love the movie Elf but this video was simply ADORABLE!


I hope that you all are having a great weekend!

Christy 🙂

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