Heritage Home~Place

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Well it is February and I'm planning my gardens!
I received my Elderberry cuttings from 

With cold and flu season in full swing there is 
relief and healing from Elderberries.
Elderberries are known for the prevention of
an upper respiratory infection and helps to 
shorten the duration of a cold or the flu.
The berries help coughs, sore throats, asthma and flu.

Elderberries do grow wild here in Missouri.
Commercial elderberry crops are becoming more popular however.
Elderberries are used for wine making, dietary supplements,
jams and pies.

My personal interest in growing Elderberry bushes
is the medicinal properties of the berries and the flowers.
A great way for you to learn about making 
herbal remedies is to join our monthly group meetings
here at Heritage Home~Place.
Our 'Lifestyle of Living' health and wellness group
meets on the first Tuesday of each month.
It is a fun hands-on learning experience!
Follow us on Facebook to stay in touch with what 
we are doing at these meetings.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stay Strong

Inspired by my mother's journey and victory through breast cancer,
I have been challenged to make a difference in other women's lives.
Our 'Lifestyle of Living' health and wellness group of women meet here in my 
home each month to learn and grow together.  We do hands-on projects that are
fun and educational.  One of the ladies in our group has also gone through
breast cancer.  She meets with a group of women each month that are going through cancer treatment.  She is such an inspiration to these precious women that are 
staying strong through their journey.
Our 'Lifestyle of Living' health and wellness group have an on-going project to encourage these special ladies.  We put together gift bags filled with inspiring gifts.
We want women going through cancer of any type to know that we are praying for them 
and standing with them.

We invite you to join us.
If you would like to donate to this cause
please contact me via e-mail:

What can you donate?
Gift Certificates
Small Gifts
Monetary Donations
This is a year round project for our group.
Follow me on Facebook.

 We thank you for your support!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Love Is

God's Valentine Gift

God's Valentine gift of love to us
Was not a bunch of flowers;
It wasn't candy, or a book
To while away the hours.

His gift was to become a man,
So He could freely give
His sacrificial love for us,
So you and I could live.

He gave us sweet salvation, and
Instruction, good and true--
To love our friends and enemies
And love our Savior, too.

So as we give our Valentines,
Let's thank our Lord and King;
The reason we have love to give
Is that He gave everything.

By Joanna Fuchs

 What Valentine Can I Give Him?

What can I give to Jesus
On this special Valentine's Day?
How can I tell Him I'll love Him,
And follow Him, come what may?

How can I show I need Him?
Should I send a red heart, with lace?
How can I thank Him enough
For his sacrifice, love and grace?

What Valentine can I give Him,
My adoration to impart?
I'll give to Him what He wants most;
I'll yield to Him my heart.

By Joanna Fuchs

Love is truly 
Life and Health

Faith is the strength that we lean on during 
the good and hard times.
Family is the joy that we are blessed with each day.
Friends are true gifts to share life with.
Life is the journey as we follow our path.
Health in spirit, soul and body brings us abundance in
our life as we share living with the ones we love!

Herbal Heart Health

As a 'budding' herbalist, I love learning about the 
medicinal benefits of herbs.
Rebecca Potter wrote this wonderful article about Hawthorn.
Go HERE to read it. 

 Heart Healthy Smoothie
Smoothies are so fun and easy to make!
The variations are endless!
Here is a recipe for a delicious Heart Healthy Smoothie:

Berry Oat Smoothie

1/2 C Rolled Oats
1/2 C Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1 Cup Skim Milk or Almond Milk
1 C Mixed Berries 
 strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
1 Large Banana
1 T Agave or Honey

Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.

Heart Healthy Foods

Click HERE to read about Heart Healthy Foods!
Healthy Lifestyle ~ Abundant Living
Exercise each area of your life and you will
live and love life to the fullest!