Medicine Man for November 1

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I like keeping my keys in the same place as soon as I walk in the door. I misplace them very easily. I made these so you could always know where your keys are and have something nice to look at. If you are living in Toronto and would like to keep a level head about where your keys are at at all times (hardy har har) drop me a line and you can take one home with you.

Medicine Man for August 9

BEFORE

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AFTER

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So a friend of mine just did the unthinkable. She cleaned my floors! I have great friends. My new place is amazing but needed work. The kitchen floor was the last thing to be done because it is not hard to find something else you would rather do for 5 hours on the weekend.

Grout Cleaner – add all the below ingredients to either a spray bottle or bucket. Poor a little on the floor and scrub until it foams. Let the foam sit there for 2-5 minutes then scrub again and rinse. Repeat until desire shine is there.

7 cups of water

1/2 cup of baking soda

1/3 cup of lemon juice

1/4 cup of vinegar

Medicine Man for Aug 2

TEETH AFTER 1 MONTH

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TEETH AFTER 2 MONTHS

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These are my teeth. I cannot tell via the photos nor really in real life. But I dig the taste now and am drinking it each day. If you are looking for white teeth thou I found that hydrogen peroxide once a week for about 5 seconds was a better whitening agent. Please keep in mind I am not a professional, your teeth are your teeth.

Medicine Man for July 19

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I have been making my own water based air fresheners for a while but they are best when kept in the fridge. One colored bottle, water and essentials oils. Just keep adding and mixing til you love the smell. I have decided to expand on my fresheners so I can have one for my guests. The new one is in the bathroom. 

Medicine Man for July 12

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I saw beautiful art in a shop where someone took old dishes from Value Village type shops and glued them into these lovely stacks of glass. I went to an auction and bought 5 old light covers for $15.00. One of them I am going to use in my kitchen and the other four became these beauties. Fruit bowl, feather bowl, pretty thing bowl or oh my god where did you get that bowl bowl. Who knows? I also don’t know who is reading along and why, so if you are reading along and live in Toronto and fancy one of these, then please send me a message and a bowl is yours!

 

Update: the top one is gone. Thanks Lama!

Medicine Man for June 14

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I love where I live and have decided that if I want to keep loving it I have to be involved in making sure it is loveable. So I adopted a tree. Its easy, there is really no paper work. I just said “Hey tree, you’re mine!” I gave it an area that looks too lovely to pile garbage up in or park your bike and when mother nature is not dumping water on us, I give my tree a drink. I encourage you to look around your neighbourhood and adopt a tree too. In a city that seems to be running out of money and resources to move it forward in a good green evolved way, I am taking matters into my own hands. For my neighbours, for the kids and definitely for myself because I grew up in a province where in the 1950s women chained themselves around a tree to save it. Sometimes roads don’t need to be straight and sometimes we need to move around in our environment instead of thru it.

Toronto Guerrilla Gardeners  or Toronto Public Space Committee or just search Guerrilla Gardening Toronto

One Amazing Man in L.A.

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Medicine Man for June 7

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Pearly whites are the must have accessory! I have tried a number of different remedies cause for whatever reason at the age of 31 I decided to start drinking coffee. This was not the best choice for my pearly whites so now 7 years later I am attempting to get back the virgin teeth I had up until then. Tried the strips in the stores but felt like the enamel was being pulled off my teeth and if you cannot swallow something should you really be putting it in your mouth. So for the next 4 weeks this is what we are going to do.

Apple Cider teeth!

There will be a before and after shot posted on July 5th but until then I like this guy.        Mr. I Shake my Fist at Stained Teeth!

Medicine Man for May 31

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They say that the length of your foot is the distance between your wrist and your elbow as well as some other interesting body facts.

But did you know that your thumb and your big toe look shockingly alike? This is true for me and it is true for Murray Hemingway (these are her digits). Try it.

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to my sister!

Medicine Man for May 24

lime testI quit wearing deodorant 8 years ago and decided that I was going to monitor my scent in an animalistic pheromone sort of way.  That method is also known as rolling the dice.

My friends are amazing and at least one or two will play along with each of my ideas. So the link for lime as D.O. came from a friend and another friend conducted the field research with me. On the evening of May 13th I had a shower and used normal hotel provided soap. The next morning I woke up and sprayed lime juice 4 times under each armpit. I then wait 15 minutes and sprayed each one 3 more times for luck and put on my hiking gear. I headed to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and started walking down Bright Angel Trail. 14kms later we arrived at the lodge. My armpits were smelted at the beginning …”a little bit of lime,” smelt again 1/2 way down … “neutral,” and then at the lodge …”neutral with really nothing.” 14kms of hiking and no scent.

Brilliant but was it fluke?

I decided not to shower that night and instead sprayed a few shots of lime under the pits. Next morning I put on the same clothes as the day before and walked out 21kms smelling good or as good as Amber and I could tell. I will be 100% honest in all my field methods, I failed to get two women in the lodge to smell my shirt let alone my armpit. I again failed at the North Rim even thou I knew one of those people. Smelling your pits is a hard sell but a necessary one ladies. I encourage you to give this a shot.

Ingredients – small spray bottle (not clear for sun protection), 1 lime

Medicine Man Fridays

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Every Friday we are going to post the results from our ongoing experiments. It is going to be like the magical day of making your own volcano in grade school.

This is an earlier post. I am wrapping up another lime influenced experiment this week. Stay tuned next week for more about the power of the lime.

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