The “Javender Effect”

Some of the best finds are purely by accident.  “Hubby” and I often have those days where sleep doesn’t come easy.  Aromatherapy works wonders, especially Lavender.  We keep a can of spray infused with Lavender to create a calm atmosphere for a good night’s sleep.

My husband is a huge Jazz music fan, so one night I used the spray and he turned on the music and within minutes we were both fast asleep. Hence, the term “Javender Effect” was born.



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However, I have to quiet my brain that is often intrigued by the music so the lavender can do its work and for “hubby” the music relaxes him as his nose is enchanted by the smell.  We are quite the pair!

Create your sleepy time duo and remember you saw it here first.

You’re welcome  : )


June 10th begins our local Portugal Day celebration (over 3 days). It’s like a street fair with performances, food, drinks, and crafts.  The sun finally graced us (after what seemed like a solid week of rain) and the warmer temps plus low humidity helped bring out the crowd.

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We are grateful to be a part of a city that recognizes and celebrates its diversity.


“The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Did You Google that??

Did You Google that??

Google like Wikipedia has become our trusted source of facts/information, kinda like the days of the encyclopedia.  Here’s a scary thought, the searches of you and your neighbors are being tracked.

I submit to you the frequent Google searches by state here.


snickering until next time  🙂

Tips to Get More Done!

Planning is my life.  Organization reduces stress and makes efficient and easier and in this digital era there’s something to be said for putting pen to paper.

Here’s a great post I hope will inspire you to evaluate your daily process and get more done in your day read more here.


. . . until next time.