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 real Reason for the Season
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!
Kristy from Miraculous Smile has tagged me to participate in this fun talkative tag. I am participating in this on my old Coolncreative blog as it’s not art or chronic illness related but if you want to continue following me I now also blog at all-hearts.org I don’t actually know if I am doing this thing right or not but I thought I’d have a go and I’ve finally got around to it among all of the fatigue I have been experiencing so I really hope you enjoy reading as it has taken me an hour to complete this post and used up a lot of the energy in my hands. Please correct me if I’ve done it all wrong. Shout out to John at “The Eclectic Contrarian” who created this talkative tag. I just love thanking people. You get so much joy in it. OK here goes.
Caz from Invisibly Me You’ve actually commented on my blog posts the most and I want to say Thank you for following me and for continuing to follow me on my new all-hearts.org website. Thank you for taking the time to have a look at and at least like my blogs even when you may not have the time to comment and for your first comment on my blog which put a smile on my face. When I have felt like giving up you always try your best to cheer me up.You are so thoughtful and encouraging.
Elaine from Roseelaineblog Thank you very much for sending me that angel during Dysautonomia Awareness Month in October. It was such a nice thing to do and it helped me to feel supported and like someone was thinking of me and your angel artworks are my favourites. So soft and fantasy like and your recent poem was beautiful. You are such a talented poet and artist. I admire your digital art skills and how you manage to complete so many beautiful artworks in a day. I don’t know how you manage to do it, sometimes I can’t keep up with all of your posts.
Christy Istrate from Miraculous Smile A huge Thank You for tagging me to participate in this talkative tag and sorry it has taken me so long to get around to doing it. I have been feeling soooo exhausted lately. Everything that you say is beautiful whenever you comment on my blog posts. You have a lovely smile. thank you for encouraging me to blog and continue doing what I love and for also following me on my new blog I think. I love your Wednesday cooking.recipe posts and your quotes. Your prayers are much appreciated.
Mishka from Craftschronicillnessandadulting I love how you always include your water colour paintings at the bottom of all of your blog posts. You have gotten better over the months and you are very talented with water colours. Of course there are always a few favorites of mine. You make me want to get my brush and water colour paints out again every time I see your posts. If only I had the time.
Heather from Dinosaursdonkeys&MS A huge Thank you for helping me out and providing me with information on hosts for my website and once the website was up and running directing me with how to set up my shop etc. I ended up going with Blue Host. I love Dizzy. She is so cute and I really want my very own Dizzy and I love to read about the adventures you and Dizzy go on together.
Melindafromlookingforthelight I think it is amazing how you have been able to move forward from all of your negative experiences and create not just your own personal blog but a blog where other bloggers can share their experiences to inspire others. Like you mention you are more than just your mental health condition. Behind the illness you are someone with interests in photography, animals etc.
Once again Thank you to Kristy for tagging me. Since Elaine’s blog is an award free blog and Kristy you have already participated in this tag and you were the one who tagged me to participate I would like to tag the following amazing bloggers to participate in this Talkative Tag.
Nicole Xx (Coolncreative17)
How To Make Twinkle Christmas Ornaments By Using Hot Glue
This is a very easy twinkle Christmas ornaments to make. You only need a steady hand to make it, because you’re going to use a hot glue gun. How? Next you are going to read the tutorial and things you need to make the Christmas ornaments from hot glue.
Things I used to make this hot glue twinkle Christmas ornaments :
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue (clear)
- Glitter glue
Below are the steps on how to make the hot glue Christmas ornaments and how to make it twinkle:
- Have your hot glue gun ready with the hot glue.
- Apply some lotion to your work surface, just thin layer for easy peeling job.
- Apply hot glue to the lotion surface with your desired shape. Let it dry. I made Christmas tree, snowflake, Christmas sock, snowman, star, Noel and Merry.
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10 Great gifts for people living with Fibromyalgia.
Check out this blog by Nikki (Brainless Blogger).
So there are a lot of gift ideas that would make someone with Fibromyalgia happy. Because there are times we get products we cannot use due to skin sensitivities and scent sensitivities. So I have a few ideas based on things I use with fibromyalgia that just work for me.
Shampoo without SLS
I am going to tell you this for sure about Fibromyalgia, we have sensitivities. And I became sensitive to SLS in shampoo. It made my scalp just crawl with itchiness. There are now a good selection of shampoos that do not have SLS sulphates or parabens
Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner is a nice one for a gift.
But I personally use Live Clean which works great for me and you can’t beat the price
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Besides being Dysautonomia Awareness Month, October is also Lupus Awareness month.
For those of you who don’t know what Lupus is, Lupus is an autoimmune condition, autoimmune being a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy tissue. Lupus can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. There are three different types of Lupus:
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
- Discoid (Cutaneous) Lupus and
- Drug-induced Lupus (DIL).
The awareness ribbon colour for Lupus is purple so to raise awareness and show my support for people living with Lupus I decided to decorate my cupcake with purple icing and butterflies because the symbol for Lupus is a butterfly because of the butterfly like rash (Malar rash) which appears over the bridge of the nose and the cheek and is one of the symptoms of Lupus and I love butterflies. I find cupcake decorating very therapeutic.
I will be making some handmade Lupus Awareness merchandise too in the coming days which will be up for sale on my new website at all-hearts.org/shop/ so please follow me at all-hearts.org and on my Facebook page Allheart Australia if you want to keep up to date.
A couple of weeks ago I went and saw Luis and the Aliens, A funny, family film where an eleven year old boy befriends three aliens. Now I’m not usually a fan of alien movies as they’re usually boring so at first I wasn’t sure what this movie was going to be about but it’s not the type of movie about freaky, monster like aliens, they’re green little blobs. Luis’ father is something which starts in U and sounds like Urologist but it’s not, it’s the word for studying aliens and he spends all day in his house waiting for the aliens to come to planet Earth and after a neighbour reports Luis’ father for not taking care of him the is going to be taken away but when the aliens crash land their UFO in his garage Luis soon finds out that aliens really exist and things are about to change.
The first thing I enjoyed was when the aliens clicked their fingers and were able to change into human bodies and pretend to be Luis’ father to stop Luis from being taken away from him. Don’t we wish we could all do that? There are some great jokes which I won’t give away, including one about farts and who can forget the nubby dubby. You’ll have to watch the film to see what this nubby dubby is.
A couple of weeks ago I posted about choosing a host to go with for my new website. Some of you may have read the news that I decided to go self hosted with Bluehost but on a WordPress plan. And I have some exciting news. My new website is finally up and running. And the name is., drumroll………………… AllheART.
AllheART is is a website about raising awareness for chronic conditiosn through art. I wanted to create soemthing where I could use my artistic talents to help others and turn my experiences of living with multiple chronic illnesses into something positive. AllheART aims to provide positive experiences for people of all ages living with a chronic condition and/or physical disability so they can be themselves, have fun and forget about their illness for a little while as well as raise awareness and funds through art.
So if you haven’t visited my website yet please follow me and check it out at https://all-hearts.org/
and follow me on Twitter @ArtAllhe
The follow and like buttons are not yet up and running, I still haev to figure that out but in the meantime you can still follow me by going into your reader, clicking on manage followed sites and copy pasting the link to my website into there and clicking follow. Of course I will still be blogging on Coolncreative from time to time so you can still follow me on there but you might like to see what I’m up to in the art world too.
And if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas pressie, why not visit my new online store at https://all-hearts.org/shop/. If you don’t live in Australia you will have to contact me for shipping costs as the prices which are up include shipping but are for within Australia. Thank you to all of my followers who helped me choose a host to go with and supported me during the process although website makingis a lot more challenging than I thought. Who said it was easy. I hope you will continue to follow me at all-hearts.org.
This week (15-21st October) is Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness to all chronic conditions which you cannot see. In fact 96% of people who live with a chronic illness live with an illness which you cannot see. So with this in mind you may not know that someone you know is in fact living with a chronic condition and is in fact struggling because it is not visible and looking at them they look the same as everyone else on the outside. People living with these conditions may not be in a wheelchair but they experience other symptoms which have a significant impact on their quality of life such as fatigue and brain fog. So the next time you meet someone with a chronic illness the number one thing to remember is NEVER ever say “but you don’t look sick” or “I hope you get better soon.” Instead support them but asking them how they’re going or how they’re feeling that day,allow them to vent to you if they need and take the time to listen without being judgmental and making comments when you don’t know what it’s like to live with the condition. Don’t try to think you know what it’s like to live with their condition if you don;t have it but show your support by saying things like “that must be really hard to live with”, I wish I could do something to help you”, ” I wish I could understand what it’s like to live with your condition but I don’t have it so I can’t but I will try to as much as I can and offer to help them out by asking if there is anything you can do to make thing easier for them. I know over the past few weeks I have had comment on blog posts saying that you are keeping me in your thoughts and prayers and although you may not be able to help me it’s the thought that counts, just knowing someone cares and is thinking about me. I have shared a picture on 10 things to say to someone with an invisible illness from kalaidoscopefightinglupus .org.
Dysautonomia is just one of the many invisible illnesses. To read more about Dysautonomia and how you can support those living with this condition check out my previous posts, links are below.
You might ask, what disabilities are invisible and what exactly is an invisible disability? Basically an invisible illness is a disability that is not immediately apparent. Well there is a whole list besides Dysautonomia I wouldn’t be able to fit them all on here but just some of the many invisible disabilities include:
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS and Neurally Mediated Hypotension) which are forms of Dysautonomia.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Fibromylagia and chronic pain
- Lyme Disease
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Many autoimmune conditions including Lupus, which it is also awareness month for, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Undifferentiated or Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Coeliac Disease and Crohn’s Disease.
- Depression and Anxiety
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), just to name a few. If you know of any others feel free to add them to the list.
4th of October is National Poetry Day! I’m not much of a poet myself but I know many of my fellow bloggers out there write beautiful poems too so I’d like to shout out to Rose Elaine (roseelaine’s blog), Simplywendi from simplychronicallyill and Vivian from God’s whisperer’s of truth so I thought I’d make a mention. Today also happens to be Maya Angelou’s birthday which is coincidental with craftschronicillnessand crafting also sharing one of her quotes on their blog so I thought I’d share another one of my favourite quotes which Alyssa from Fightmsdaily has previously shared to celebrate. Happy National Poetry Day!