Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ready for Christmas shopping?

Do you prefer shopping online or in person? I really prefer online. Far less sensory overload. 

So, with that in mind:

Go to to have a pre-shop look-over, but DON'T BUY ANYTHING!

Wait until the sale!

Headquarters will have 4 live events at

  • 11AM pacific time, Friday
  • Noon pacific time, Saturday
  • 2 PM pacific time, Sunday
  • 5 PM pacific time, Monday

There will be sales, special offers, and prizes!

For more information and updates, see


On Tue, Nov 6, 2018, 7:11 AM Betty Tracy < wrote:
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.
John 1:14 NLT
Mrs. Betty Tracy
Wife to Andy
Mom to 9

Secretary of the Internet for
Bread of Life Christian Fellowship

Independent Consultant for
Lilla Rose Hair Accessories

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.
John 1:14 NLT

Friday, September 21, 2018

Cogitations on endeavors

Did you know I have 9 blogs? Not counting the 4 I put together for the church to make the church's website, the one I set up for my kids to share writing on (which they don't use), or the one I set up to put family photos on to share with each other (which we haven't done.) Let's see, I have this one, as well as;

  1. Ministry of Mom
  2. Homeschool WWH
  3. Proclaim Liberty (politics)
  4. Bible Truth
  5. A Bible Commentary one (which I write in daily, putting scripture into my own words as a part of my daily devotions.)
  6. One on Health
  7. One on Herbs
  8. One where I talk about the hair accessories I sell.
I don't post on any of them but the Bible Commentary regularly. 

Why do I have so many? Well, I figure those who want to know about homeschooling don't really want to hear about politics, and those who want to know about herbs probably aren't interested in homschooling. 

But I'm not sure if that is really the best way to approach blogging. No one place really gets enough of my attention to be "me". 

So, maybe I should go to just one source for everything. If I do, it will likely be here. So, you all may be hearing more about hair, homeschool, life in general. I'm not promising, just thinking "out loud."

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Skin Salve

I am working on a deal with an eFriend/distant relative for her to carry the skin salve I make.

I began making this salve shortly after starting to learn about herbs. It is based on salve offered by others, but my own recipe.

Have you ever heard Rhett and Link's "Rub Some Bacon On It"? A silly song extolling the virtues of bacon to cure whatever ails you.

I often feel like I am singing my own version of their song, "Rub Some Salve On It."

Rashes, cuts, scratches, burns, anything wrong with the skin, Rub Some Salve On It! It relieves pain and helps the skin heal faster. (This is done by providing the skin with the nutrients it needs to heal itself, instead of relying on the vitamin and mineral stores in the rest of the body.)

This last month we have found it works well on Chicken Pox, too.

Yes, Chicken Pox.

Personal Family information:

  • Hubby- had CP as a child, been blahhh for a month now.
  • Me- had CP while pregnant with child 2. Been blahh for a month now, especially bad today.
  • DC 1- had CP at age 2, suffering with shingles this last month.
  • DC 2- I was pregnant with him when I had it and he was vaxed at 1. Today he is in the worst day of CP, itchy, painful, but slathered in salve.
  • DC 3- Vaxed. Been blahh for 2 months now, though continuing to work full time.
  • DC 4- Vaxed. He had a couple of off days, but is fine. 
  • DC 5- Vaxed. She's ok
  • DC 6- Vaxed for CP. A few off days, but ok.
  • DC 7- Not vaxed for CP. Had a full blown case a couple of weeks ago.
  • DC 8- Not vaxed at all. Perfectly healthy. Not a pox in sight.
  • DC 9- Not vaxed at all. The first one to have polka dots. 
So, 3 with pox, 1 vaxed and 2 not. Very interesting. 

But the point is, my salve and oatmeal/chamomile/calandula baths are the only things bringing relief. 

The distant cousin (our grandpas were brothers) who is interested in my salve makes her living making soaps and lotions with goats milk (from her own goats). She sells at arts and craft shows, as well as online.

I traded her some soap for some slave a while back and she loves it! Now she wants to carry it for her customers too :-)

So, coming soon, Sugar Plum's Family Farm Skin Salve! (or whatever she decides to call it)
(created by Tracy Enterprises :-) )

Other $ News

I was able to get a booth space at Dayton's Oodles of Noodles event at the last minute. Like, the Friday before the Saturday event.

We had a great time and made a tiny profit. I really need to have about twice as much stock in order to make a real profit, but that can only come in time. I did meet some neat people:

One lady greeted me with "I want a Peacock!" (one of our most popular clips.) I got her her peacock!

RosieAnother who fell in love with Rosie, but needed one 2 sizes smaller than the one I had in stock. She bought it anyway and promised she would buy the right size later. She hasn't yet, but I saw her walk by several times with Rosie in her hair. 

A woman who fell in love with the ugliest clip I had (bought in a bundle of clips at Black Friday. I would never have picked this one out by itself). But in her hair it was stunning! Wow!

And many others :-)

Friday, May 25, 2018

1 You will make an altar to burn incense on of acacia  wood. 

2 It will be 18" x 18" and three feet tall with horns in the corners carved from the same piece of wood. 

3 And you will cover it with pure gold, top and sides all around, including the horns. Make a molding of gold around the top.

Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 30- perfumes
Romans 7

Today's work in Romans 


28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.


28 And we know that God works all things together for good for those who love Him, for those who are the called according to His purpose. 

29 Because God established boundaries for all He knew beforehand would choose Him to make them share the same [inner essence, identity, behavior, essential nature] as His Son, so that Christ would be the firstborn among many brothers. 

30 What's more, whoever He pre-decided to be made into Christ's [inner essence, identity, behavior, essential nature], He also invited to Him. And whoever He invited, He made right with Him. And whoever He made right with Him, He gave His glory to.

Today's Hymn

? recorded steps yesterday. Didn't wear the phone/

It has been raining for an entire day. Very unusual for us! The water is much appreciated.

To Do:
  • grocery shopping
  • Pick up chicken feed (a much bigger deal now that the local feed store has closed. It means we have to go all the way into town)
  • all the normal chores
  • put price tags on all my inventory
  • switch my son's phone
  • finish prepping the beds for planting
  • list things with craigslist
  • catch up medical records to include chicken pox

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • listed my bedroom furniture with craigslist. No bites yet :-(
  • did a detailed inventory of my Lilla Rose stuff. (I have decided that I need to go back to a detailed inventory to better protect myself from accusations of credit card fraud)
  • Pulled music for worship service
  • watered my trees
  • made the puppy gates
  • Set up loyalty cards for BeST Clips 

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Flylady often blames our mothers for why we don't dust, but I disagree. My mother never made me dust, much less "dust the right way," (move everything off, wipe the shelf down, put everything back after cleaning it). I think "dusting the right way" is just unpleasant work (like cleaning a toilet). No one enjoys it by the nature of being human. I do agree using the feather duster is fun, though. It makes the job much better. Oh, it doesn't get all the dust and what it does get a good deal is just wiped off the shelf onto the floor. But, duuhhh, dust first, then vacuum up what you knocked off. So much nicer. Not perfect, but nicer.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Moving for 10 minutes a day

I try to walk around the block everyday we have school. That takes 25 minutes (half of it is up hill, so slow). I need to find a way to get my moving in on non-school days.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Bedroom
(You know, my "moods to clean" run about a week behind Flylady's schedule. I think the week of reading about doing a zone makes me want to tackle it. I may just set my zones to be a week behind hers and work with it instead of trying to focus on what she says.)
(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • hamburger helper? (homemade from scratch)

FlyLady Daily Mission:

  • Dust the master bedroom (which I did yesterday)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • ditto
Ok, so, since my house is different from anyone elses (whose isn't?) I think I will begin making my own missions at the beginning of the week. I'll take Flylady and Tami's assignments and evaluate my house, picking what I need to do the most in each zone. 

My Daily Mission:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Full clean in preparation for a long weekend

"Do it Now."

"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."

How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 

Have a great day!

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