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I Was Hungover For Three Days: The Search For The Perfect Hangover Cure

The Hangover.

The most awful headache, dry mouth, can't get off the couch feeling next to the flu.  Sometimes worse.  

Well, I took three for the team.  For three nights, thanks to some previously unforeseen turn of events, I drank until I knew I would would be worthless the next day, and let me tell you, it was not easier as the days went on.  By the final night, my body and liver were ready for permanent retirement.

But you can't find a good hangover cure without the hangover part and this was my mission.

Here is the run down. 

Friday Night:

Home, back porch date night with the husband.  Portable heater, warm blankets, wine and a case of budlight.  (Don't shame me, it's all him on the beer choice.)
Start time 7pm.  
End time 12:30am.  
3/4 Bottle of Wine
4 Beers

Saturday Morning:

Talking, by anyone, was prohibited.  I didn't even have to request it, if someone even tried my facial expressions said it all. 

I know what you're thinking, why didn't I already have coffee …
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I Tried Those "Easy" Nail Polish Strips And Here's What Happened

I am a low maintenance person.

I love all the hair and makeup products. I wish I could be one of those women who always looks airbrushed and flawless with that perfect winged eye liner and just the right shade of lipstick, but that's just not me and I've learned to accept that. 

I typically don't have the patience for a full, daily beauty routine as I'm trying to rush out the door, especially when it comes to my poor nails.

Whenever a special event or holiday rolls around, I have the best intentions to get a manicure or at least take the time to polish and sculpt my nails, but it usually doesn't happen.

I get busy trying to get my hair to cooperate, or not get liquid liner EVERYWHERE, or finish packing to leave, or cleaning if guests are coming, so the nails get put on the back burner.

If by some MIRACLE of time management, through no fault of my own, I actually get them painted, without fail, I'll remember something else that needs doing and, no matter how careful …

I Live Outside My Means On Purpose

The Christmas season always seem to spark the debate of finances.

Whether it be about how much to spend on gifts, how much one has already spent during the year, what trips they need to save for so they can have another get-a-way, etc.  While I would be lying if I said these didn't happen in my home, I can honestly say, I don't care.

I don't care if it seems like a lot of money has been spent and I don't care whether or not I am going to spend more.  If I want to buy a little, or big, something for my husband, child, friend, or whoever, I am going to.  Buying stuff is kinda what I do. (I'm a coupon fanatic and I'm pretty darn good at it...but more on that later.) What I do care about are memories and time.

We have a limited amount of time and memory space compared to the actuality of how long we live.  So, I spend the extra time on the phone with my bff when I should be cleaning, drop whatever I am doing if my child wants to go play checkers, say "go for it&q…

Intermittent Feasting

Well, we made it through Thanksgiving. 

This was my first while practicing Intermittent Fasting. A holiday based around eating is usually a source of stress and panic when one is working on weight management, but not this year for this girl!

I went into the holiday feeling great, having just recently surpassed my goal weight and lost 22 pounds (yes, an extra pound since I wrote this post!). Some of my family was able to make it up to Colorado for a couple of days and I'd already made the decision that Thursday would be a "Planned Indulgence Day." 


A Planned Indulgence (you can read more about it here) is when you plan on having a shorter fasting window or longer eating window...or no fasting window at all. 

I didn't want to concern myself with windows, especially while surrounded with my loved ones and all the delicious food the holiday entails. PLUS Courtney and other friends were kind enough to share some very special family pie recipes with me, and darn it, I was goin…

Toothache Tea

Yes, I know you thought we had already given you every tea imaginable in our recent Tea Series...

Sore Throat Tea, Cough Tea, Breathe Easy Tea, Cinnamon Apple Hot Tah-Tea, and Tummy Tea, if you'd like to revisit them.

BUT, the power and usefulness of tea is so expansive that I'm constantly remembering and learning its uses.

Today, that comes in the form of Toothache Tea.



Today, the boyfriend woke up with a massive toothache. It's something he's been battling off and on the last few weeks thanks to an errant wisdom tooth just now deciding to come in. 

While we wait for his surgery appointment, I give him some ibuprofen and re-run through my list of home remedies, trying to remember what has and hasn't worked for him in the past.

Me: "Salt water gargle?"
BF: "That didn't really help last time."
Me: "Want to try a peroxide rinse?"
BF:"Babe, I'll try anything."

I love that he's open to letting me help him. I mixed equal parts 3…