Friday, December 21, 2012

Wow here it is Christmas week. Does it seem that it sneaks up on us even though it is clearly marked on most calenders? Anyway Christmas and the other holidays seem to be hectic for most of us. Lets just remember that this is the time for family, friends, and strangers remember that every smile you spend this year should get a equal return and maybe just maybe help someone have a better day than they were having before said smile.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The weather is a changing

The weatherman is predicting winter to be arriving this week. The beautiful mountains across the street from our home will be covered in snow soon.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

How To Deal With Your Own Emotions So You Can Most Benefit A Dying Animal

Here's a great article with some very thoughtful advice on helping you deal with the loss of your animal friend. Please share with those who may be in need of some additional help right.

How To Deal With Your Own Emotions So You Can Most Benefit A Dying Animal:

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In loving memory of Ghost

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Monthly Social Media Management

Sorry for the long hiatus. We've been very busy with our social media business. If you know anyone in need of some social media services send them our way. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Safe Flea And Tick Removal Using Diatomaceous Earth

Yikes, all of a sudden one of my rats had sores all over his body and he was itching like mad. As i put him under the light and inspected him closely i could see little bugs. Yuck. This gave me the heebie geebies all night long.


I'm not quite sure how this happened. I don't use bedding or food blocks which are common ways for bug transport. I instead give my rats a few fresh paper towels or pieces of Kleenex every day to make a clean bed and then i toss them out the next day when i wipe down their cage. (Their cage is in my office and I can not stand the smell of pee so i clean their cage daily. Plus they are happier with a clean cage.)

To make a long story short and help you solve your flea or tick problem. Get yourself some Diatomaceous Earth. Keep it on hand. You want it to be "food grade."

Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring fine powder composed of crushed fossils. This incredible substance is desiccant. When used externally it destroys the waxy shell of fleas and ticks causing dehydration. Food grade diatomaceous earth contains 15 trace minerals including calcium, potassium, copper, zinc, iron, phosphorous and selenium. You can use it as a safe and effective organic wormer and to get rid of internal parasites.

To use externally you sprinkle it on your furry friends coat from below the ears on through the back. Rub it in. Do it outside or keep them moving. It's a very fine powder and you do not want to inhale it or have your pet inhale it. So keeping them moving away from the cloud of dust helps prevent this.

You can use it on all your furry four legged friends. I treated my dogs, cats and rats all in the same day and any favorite places they like to lay.

Good luck and cheers to you for looking for a safer healthier alternative. Oh yes, i almost forgot. The pet store owner who sold me my diatomaceous earth said it can even be used on humans to get rid of lice. Don't take my word for it though, search it for yourself to be double sure.

~ Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence is an author, blogger, conscious parenting adviser, animal lover and a social media manager. You can find her handy work at these sites.
Social Media Help 4 U
Intentional Conscious Parenting
All Things Healing
Incredible Creatures

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

» Money Well Spent Controlled Jibe

Our neighbors Katie and Mark are fulfilling a dream. They are spending a year sailing around the sea. They got married, quite their jobs and left their Montana home to create the experience of a lifetime. You can follow along their journey by reading their blog Controlled Jibe. This weeks post is about how they snake proofed their dog. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wedding Fun!

Last month we attended a very special wedding. A man who's been in our life since he was in fifth grade tied the knot. 

I'm in the process of putting all the pictures into a video format. I have most of them done already. These are the ones i still need to add so i thought i would share the fun. 


Congratulations to Ryan & Melissa Pickett.




Here's a snapshot of the wedding festivities.

My son Joshua and his girlfriend Melany

Proud mama Laura holding Tani's baby girl. (Laura is Ryan's mother)
Melissa & Melany 
It's time to dance!
Time for the garter belt to come off!
Ryan getting ready to toss the garter belt.


Ryan's brother Steve getting ready to give a toast. Go Steve!

Proud couple admiring their nephew.
Tani cutting the cake. It was sooooo hot inside it was starting to melt.
Me (Carol), Laura and Stacy

My son Tony and his friend Amber posing for the camera.

Tony and Carol







Thursday, June 28, 2012

Do you use homeopathic remedies for your pets?


Do you use homeopathic remedies for your pets?

Through the years, I have learned to rely on homeopathics more and more for treating my pets.
My experience began mostly due to an emergency I had with one of my cats years ago. When we first got our little kitty Dexter he was very young. He was a rescue and we were pretty sure he wasn't even six weeks old. We waited over a month before giving him his first shots to be sure he was old enough. We took Dexter in on a Friday for his shots. By Saturday morning Dexter was super ill, he looked like he was dying, he was dehydrated, shriveled up and in tremendous pain. Our local vet was closed and the emergency vets expected full payment at time of service. At that time in our lives we didn't have the money for an emergency visit. 


Since my family has used homeopathic remedies for years I thought they might be good for my pets too. I hopped online and began searching for help for bad vaccine reactions in cats. Someone had shared they used a homeopathic remedy to save their cat for the same symptoms Dexter was having. I called my local health food store and ran and picked up the remedy.


Thuja saved Dexter's life. I put one little tablet up inside his gum line and dissolved one in his drinking water. With in 20 minutes we could see a visible difference. My girlfriend came over and was in disbelief at the difference. She really thought Dexter was a goner.


I've also used Arnica Montana for easing pain in my cats and dogs. Dogs can have aspirin but cat's cannot!
So Arnica Montana is a great alternative.


It's a good idea to add homeopathic remedies to your pet and personal first aid kits. They are small, easy to transport and very affordable.


Here are a few resources for treating your pet naturally.


Home Remedies For Dogs


Here's a place you can purchase affordable homeopathic remedies. I am not connected to this website I just want to make sure you have easy access to pet health care. Homeopathic Medicines For Pets.


Do you have a story how a homeopathic remedy helped your pets? Please share.


Disclaimer: I am not a vet. I am just simply sharing what worked for me. For medical advice call your vet. 





Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baby Hummingbirds



You can probably tell we like Hummingbirds a lot. I found this video interesting because the mama Hummingbird created her nest out in the open. All the Hummingbirds where we live build their nests hidden in the bushes.




Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hand Feeding Hummingbirds


Great video close up of some of the smallest birds on the planet. 

Homemade Hummingbird Food

One Part Sugar
Four Parts Water
Mix and add to hummingbird feeder. 
Skip the red dye it's not healthy for the birds.

Put sugar and water in a pan on the stove and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes to kill any germs or bacteria that may be in the water. Let cool. Pour into hummingbird feeder. The red feeder will attract the birds.


 



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Keeping yourself and your pets safe in the heat of the sun.



Well summer is finally here and even though it may not be hot hot yet we know it is coming. Something to think about is pets other than dogs. We always can tell when a dog is hot because they pant, but what about other animals, often it may not be so easy to spot. So what is a quick and easy way to tell? Where is your pet located? If it is hot for you it is hot for them and remember they are not usually styling in shorts and flip flops most pets have fur and even if they don't heat is still a factor as is direct sunlight. Did you know that pigs and other relatively hairless animals can get severe sunburns if they are not accustom to it? So remember take all the same precautions for your pet as you would for your human child and remember if your hot so are they.

Do not ever leave children and pets in a hot car in the summer. Heat builds up in the car and becomes even hotter than outside. This creates a deadly environment. Even with the windows cracked it can become extremely unsafe. If you see a child or animal left in a hot car call 911.

Written By: Randy Lawrence


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bugs For Dinner? Or Dessert?

Have you ever thought about having bugs for dinner?

From a sustainable stand point they are highly nutritious, high in protein and very affordable. An easy way to feed the masses without destroying the environment.

They say they are a little crunchy and taste similar to nuts. I love nuts so i just may have to try it. If you eat bugs for dinner I would love to hear how you find your food and cook it up.

Here's a blog that focuses on ........
Bugs For Dinner!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Flowers


Spring is here. What does that mean? It means it's time to plant flowers in our planter boxes and garden. We picked up a variety of flowers that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A variety of daisies and fuschias. Then while taking our dogs for hike up a nearby mountain trail we noticed the spring wildflowers are blooming.

Good-bye to the cold weather and a smiling welcome to the warm. We are looking forward to a fun summer of floating the river, fishing, gardening and hiking.

~ Carol and Randy Lawrence

  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Movie Making Fun With Our Ipad2

Last summer my sons pitched in with some friends and bought an ipad2 for me to use with my social media management business. They are having as much fun with it as I am. Every time they come over they are off with with my ipad2.

My husband added some imovie apps. Some friends of our recently opened a BBQ restaurant so my husband Randy created this really cool short video clip to promote their new restaurant. We would love your feedback. Enjoy!


Real Kansas City BBQ on the Blackfoot River next to Johns Rudd. Find out more www.Facebook.com/KINDSWINEBBQ Take out available. Cabin rentals, Live music and more!!! 406-BIG-PORK ~ Video created by Manimal Productions at Socialmediahelp4u.com


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to Dry Herbs

Here's a great article from my friend Annie. Her blog Country Living in a Cariboo Valley is loaded with all kinds of great helpful information for anyone who likes to grow their own food, raise their food and live off the land.

How To Dry Herbs.
(Photo from Annie's blog)


Wondering how to dry your own herbs so you can use them all year long? It's simple. Annie breaks it down for you in her awesome article.

How to Dry Herbs:
Tip: Pick your herbs when flowers begin to form before they bloom when the oils are at their peak.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Have you seen THRIVE?

THRIVE is an unconventional documentary now available to watch online at http://thrivemovement.com.


"THRIVE lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future." ~ Creators of Thrive

Friday, March 23, 2012

Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem

There are so many undiscovered miracles in the Amazon rain forest. We must do everything we possible can to save it. This article is awesome. This discovery could be a game changer!
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Even snakes like the sun.

Eve taking in some sun. She was making the rounds around her cage looking for a snack.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Joseph Kony Must Be Stopped in 2012.

I'm sure you've heard about Kony 2012 by now. It's only been on the internet for a week and it's gone viral! I mean viral. Watch the video and see why. It's uniting people from around the world. Together we can all keep the pressure on for this nightmare to end.



KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

HOW TO HELP:
Join TRI or Donate to Invisible Children: http://bit.ly/yp5Ffv
Purchase KONY 2012 products: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/
Sign the Pledge: http://www.causes.com/causes/227-invisible-children

FOR MEDIA INQUIRES ONLY: Monica Vigo pr@invisiblechildren.com

Monday, March 12, 2012

Camping With Kids And A Handy Camping Checklist!

I was recently asked about my checklist for camping I keep in my camping supplies. Since it's still winter here in Montana i have yet to break out all the camping gear with my handy checklist. So with the help of my son Tony and my husband Randy we've put together a camping list. I suggest you copy and paste it into a word document, add what else you might need then print it out and take it to a Kinko's or printing place and have it laminated. Store it in your camping gear for easy access year after year.
When we go camping we head out in the wild wild west for some fun and relaxation.
Remember to be bear aware. Know the wildlife in your area, study what their tracks and scat look like and bring bear bells for noise and bear spray.

Ok here's the my list! If your car camping or backpacking you'll have to shrink it a bit. I like to camp in style. 

  • Tools for setting up camp, cooking and fire building.
  • Ax and a knife ~ Keep all dangerous items out of reach of children
  • Hatchet and or saw
  • Small fold up camping shovel for fires and potty trips
  • Lantern
  • Lighter with candle, back up flint
  • Day pack for hikes
  • Pans for cooking; large pan for cooking and washing dishes in.
  • Camping plates and utensils to be used over and over again. If you buy paper plates makes sure they are recycled to reduce your environmental impact. Remember the more trash you create the more you have to pack out. 
  • Small container of dish soap, dishcloth.
  • Napkins or paper towels
  • Trash bags. Pack it in and pack it out!! Teach your kids clean camping only.
  • Salt and pepper ~ create a kitchen tote for easy cooking
  • The grate off your barbecue for the top of your fire pit or  a portable barbecue
  • Water, snacks, food. I like to cut up fruit and veggies ahead of time and store in sealable containers. Also you can take chicken or steak place in a container with marinating sauce and it will be ready for the grill at dinner time. You can also package hotdogs, brats and simple items to heat up. Chop up potatoes and place in a large sheet of foil, dabble on two slices of butter, salt and pepper and some seasonings. Roll up each end and then the sides so the opening will be on the top. You can set this right on the grill for easy cooking. Done when you can poke potatoes easily with a fork. 
  • If you bring any canned beans or other canned goods you need a hand operated can opener.
  • Pot holders
  • Tent, shelter, tarps with cord or rope and spikes to hold it down. Extra rope can double for a clothesline to hang swimming suits and wet clothes on.
  • Sleeping bags, pillows, extra blanket
  • Bring wood or if your camping in a wooded area gather wood before sundown.
  • Lawn chairs
  • Fishing equipment
  • Entertainment; books, cards, board-games, horseshoes, Frisbee, bug catchers, hacky sac, pail and shovel. (Age appropriate items)
  • Towels for drying off and for drying the dishes. 
  • Jackets~Be prepared for unexpected weather. Check the weather channel before heading out.
  • Baby Wipes, you'll find a million uses for them.
  • Toiletries; toilet paper, soap, contact supplies, glass case, lotion, bug repellent, sunscreen, extra clothes. Container for braces. I like to take cotton balls and dip them in my face cleaner and place them in a small plastic baggie. One for each day i'll be out camping. Medications (if needed) and homeopathic remedies. Thuja is awesome for mosquito bites, Arnica works great for pain and Belladonna calms crying babies.
  • First aid kit
  • If you have a camping shower bring extra water, shampoo and conditioner (travel size)
  • Solar water bottles are perfect to warm your water in the sun and then hang about your portable shower for warm showers. 
  • If your big on camping and your way out in the boonies I've even seen toilet seats brought to prop up between rocks over a dug out hole. Leave the shovel close by to place a shovel full of dirt over the hole each time someone uses it.
Well that's all i can think of for now. Print the list and add you own unique supplies. Baby diapers, ect. Camping can be a fun family experience. A way to teach your children to connect and appreciate nature and build long lasting family memories. Take a break from your electronics and explore the land, learn about your native flowers and wildlife. Teach your children life skills and have some family fun.

P.S. If you can, plan your trip for a minimum of three days and two nights. It takes the first day to set up and acclimate. It takes time to destress from day to day life. By the next morning you'll be feeling relaxed. By the second night you'll feel refreshed and more connected to mother nature. Kids need this down time as well, no planned activities, school or sporting events. Just plain old free flowing fun. For some kids it might take a little bit to get back into just flowing with nature and calling on their imagination. Enjoy the process and the family time.
Written By Carol Lawrence

Permission to reprint as long as you use the entire article, author and you include this link. http://www.creatorscreatures.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Hard Look At What Big Oil Is Doing To Our Country.


Thanks Robert Redford and President Obama for standing up for our environment and our health.
It's impossible to continue to live a healthy life on a polluted planet!

President Obama has rejected a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline -- a project that promised riches for the oil giants and an environmental disaster for the rest of us. Robert Redford thanks President Obama for making the right decision. Learn more:http://www.nrdc.org/energy/keystone-pipeline/

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Earthfire Institute » A GMO Fox?

Have you heard about Earthfire Institute? If you haven't your missing out. They are a wonderful organization working very hard for the preservation of some of the beautiful animals on the planet.

Here's a delightful story about a foxed named Firefly. Enjoy! If you donate to your favorite charities maybe you can add them to your list.

Please spread the world about this awesome organization by sharing some of their animal stories on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks!

Earthfire Institute » A GMO Fox?:

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pet Alert! Seven Dead Pets in Five Days


This is not good. We need to make more of our own pet treats or buy locally made products. I will be sharing homemade dog treat recipes with pictures coming soon.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Wisdom Of Squirrels

I saw a squirrel the other  day sitting in a snow storm gathering some food from our feeder. It was freezing cold and the wind was making it snow sideways. He did not bravely fend off the storm or resist its influence on the day nor did he get angry or upset about it, no heroics or drama just doing what is needed to be done. I feel that often we spend a lot of energy with worry and stress about things we cannot change. The wisdom in that small act of food gathering seems to cover a lot of ground. I wonder how much of our life's troubles are just snow and wind. So I say lets worry about cats , dogs, and eagles when it is needed but let the wind blow and let the snow fly, it is what it is. If baby squirrels can figure it out I think so can we.  ~ Manimal
One of our local visitors last summer.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Favorite Dragon Puzzle

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. J. R. R. Tolkien 


More Dragon Quotes

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Whales Of America's Arctic Need Your Help

Sierra Club::

"Big Oil wants to drill in the Polar Bear Seas of the Arctic. This would be disastrous.

These seas are home beluga, bowhead and grey whales, as well as 20% of the earth’s polar bear population, ice seals and birds that migrate from six continents.

Turning these seas into an industrial drilling zone would have a catastrophic effect on wildlife, making it difficult for them to mate, birth their young and feed. And an oil spill in this area would be impossible to clean up: the seas are dark two months out of the year, covered with deep sea ice and subject to hurricane-force winds.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is about to issue their recommendations on this drilling proposal. They have the power to stop it. Tell them to use this power and recommend that the Polar Bear Seas be kept safe from destructive oil drilling." Click the link to sign the petition to stop the process. https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=8033#.T0Mg1vQ-KW8.facebook


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Monday, February 20, 2012

Mother Earth's Grandeur (Video)

Visually stunning video of Mother Earth with the grounding music of Enigma in the background. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Meet Kody A Rambunctious Miniature Australian Shepherd


Meet Kody, our friend Scott has a new puppy. He's a miniature Australian Shepherd. So sweet, cute and cuddly. While everyone was busy watching the Super Bowl, Stacy and I slipped away and filmed Kody playing. Video created with imovie on Carol's ipad2. 

Stay tuned for more cute videos, pictures and stories about Kody.

~ Carol Lawrence

Farm fresh food delivered right to your front door.




















There's nothing like growing your own garden fresh organic vegetables. There's something special about being able to pick fresh fruit and vegetables. Knowing your children are eating healthy brings peace of mind. I'm very lucky my city is full of farmers markets every weekend offering fresh food.
When food is shipped all over the country it loses some of it's value, it's nutrition and it's pizazz!
Not to mention the environmental impact it has from exhaust emissions spewing into the air. A team of Farmers have gotten together to help make it more accessible for Americans to have access to fresh food. They realize not everyone has farmers markets available to them or has the time and space to grow their own food.  They created FromTheFarm.com

From The Farm is America's Online Farmers Market offering customers
  • Farm fresh fruits and vegetables 
  • Meats
  • Flowers
  • Fish
  • Gift baskets
  • Nuts and dried fruit
  • Oils
  • Organics
  • Coffee & tea
  • Honey
  • Gifts & More
  • All products shipped directly to customers from the farmer who grew the product.
  • New products added to their site weekly
  • Support your community farmers – all at the convenience of being in your own home.



Nothing is warehoused and everything is backed by their 100% satisfaction guarantee for flavorful, fresh, great tasting products. Customers can learn who grows and packs the food they order, cutting out the middle-man of shopping in grocery stores


Shipping area is limited to the United States




You can have Fresh Quail Eggs, shipped direct from the farm to your home at FromTheFarm.com

Unique and fresh gift baskets delivered directly FromTheFarm.com
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Roses are red violets are blue ......

Rose are red violets are blue I love my pets but hate their poo
........well, I had every intention of writing something very clever to accompany that little verse. However after typing it I found that to say more would be pointless it  seems to says it all in one sentence.
                                                      ~ Randy
 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter Weather Hazards for Pets - Keeping pets safe from cold winter weather hazards


If you live in a cold climate like we do, then you know how dangerous winter weather can become for your pets. There are certain precautions you need to take for your indoor and outdoor pets and for yourself.

Here's a quick tip: Keep the homeopathic remedy "Arnica" on hand. It can be given safely to dogs and cats for aches and pains. We have used it for many years. You can give dogs aspirin if needed but not cats. So be careful. Do your research first before medicating your critters.


Here's an article we thought you might like to see.



Winter Weather Hazards for Pets - Keeping pets safe from cold winter weather hazards:

~ Carol and Randy Lawrence

Disclaimer: We are not vets, any recommended supplements or remedies should be verified from your veterinarian.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What do you want to experience in 2012?

Do you write new years resolutions?
Do they usually work out well for you?
Do you commit yourself to your resolutions?

I can remember being a little kid thinking 2012 is so far away. I really thought back then we would all be driving hover crafts by now and that I would have grown up to be a "Solid Gold" dancer. (Past popular tv show).

Dreams change as we change with each passing breath. Like many of you I have written down my new years resolutions year after year. Some have been accomplished some have not. I'm pretty good at learning something new or completing a goal once I set my mind on it.

As I lay on my couch typing this blog post on my iPad and nursing a cold, I have been reflecting back on the past year. Many changes have taken place in my life and those around me this past year. I'm grateful for all of them.

This year I'm looking at my new years resolutions a little differently.

I'm getting very clear with my intentions and sharing some of them with you.

Why, you may ask? When you get clear and hold yourself accountable in front of others you are more likely to succeed.

~ Carol's Intentions For 2012 ~

1. Continue to become more clear with my fears and intentions.
2. Master the use of EFT (tapping)
This is a very powerful tool for shifting and moving energy.
3. Grow my social media and conscious parenting businesses. It's time to take them both to another level.
4. Balance my time better so I'm very productive but still have time to play and create joy.
5. Product development. Create products that help others with their parenting or social media. I've learned a lot and it's time I share more of it with you.
6. Become a published author. ;) Stacy this is our year! The children need our children's picture book.
7. Build a new deck! It's long over due.
8. Take a romantic vacation with my husband. (If you are a resort owner and would like to sponsor our entire trip, we would happily blog/vlog about it!) :)
9. Continue on my new way of eating/living. Loosing weight feels great.
10. Obtain a better vehicle so we can load up the dogs and go camping more.

My suggestion to you is to write your goals, resolutions and intentions so you can become clear about the changes you want to take place in your life and then ask yourself why you have chosen these intentions. This will help you get to the core of your desired manifestation.

Here's an example of getting clear about your intentions.

Here are two common new years goals.

1. Loosing weight.
Why do you want to loose weight?
Maybe it's because you want to feel better about yourself, have more energy, be able to play sports with the kids. Any reason is ok. Be honest with yourself. Write your reasons down along with your intention and read them often. Hold yourself accountable and start taking the necessary steps to your desired goal. Surround yourself with others who are seriously working towards the same goal or who have already obtained their goal and are willing to mentor you.

Common goal number two.
2. Gaining financial wealth? Again there are no right or wrong answers. Be honest with yourself. Why do you really want to be wealthy?

Here's some of my answers.
1. To be able to take care of myself and my family. Have access to top of the line health care. The kind of alternative health care we want to be able to afford with ease.

2. Buy an abundance of healthy and nutritious organic food.

3. Travel ~ My husband and I would love to spend time at our favorite animal and wildlife sanctuaries, take a trip every February to a warmer climate, experience other cultures and spend more time trekking around the mountains.

4. Free up our time to completely live in the moment,not tied to a clock and see what we create next.

5. Create my own non-profit that helps families buy school clothes and school supplies, assist homeschooling parents with the materials or financial assistance they may need, preserve more wilderness for future generation and protect the wildlife and continue to be of service for Mother Earth. Encourage my sons to be on the board, travel the world and help delegate where the funds would be best utilized.

6. Build my green dream home.

I honestly could go on and on but I won't. It's time to get on with celebrating the incoming new year with friends and family.

My wish for you is that you are completely honest with yourself. May your dreams come true. From my heart to yours happy new year! Blessings and gratitude for you and your family.


Written by Carol Lawrence on the day before new years.

Happy 2012!

Have you set any goals, resolutions or intentions that you want to experience in 2012?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto | Grow Switch Blog

Thank you farmers for fighting for the future of our food.


We have to stand up for our right for GMO free seeds! 

Anyone who would create a seed that self-destructs so it can not be used to grow future food or who would sue a farmer because their modified seed blew into the organic farmers crops and grew a tainted modified plant does not have the best interests of humanity or the planet in mind. 

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto | Grow Switch Blog:

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You want to help make a difference? Shop local, support organic farmers, read and research where your food comes from. Stay away from mainstream food. Learn about genetically modified organisms. Watch the movies talked about in the attached article. Information is POWER! The way you spend your money is POWER! No one can pull the wool over your eyes and feed your family unhealthy food if you are informed and make informed choices.

~ Carol Lawrence

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Here We Come



We rang in the new year with friends, family and a fire. 
Games were played and fun was had. Marshmallows were roasted.
2012 is going to be an amazing year. 
It was a clear, cold beautiful night. Warm by the fire of course. 
How did you ring in the new year?