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Myra Visits Colorado

Just to let you guys know.. We had a BLAST in Colorado. It was gorgeously beautiful.. Just like Texas! Well not just like Texas, but the state of CO held a picturesque beauty in it’s own right. We flew into Denver from Houston.. Rented a car from Hertz (btw we got talked into upgraded to an SUV, for more money of coarse, don’t let them fool you.. there were lots of cars on the road.. seemingly apparent that they were not also equipped with four wheel drive.. hmmph). We drove into downtown Denver were we ate at this bangin’ Hot Dog place called Biker Jim’s.

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We each tried a different dog, among a few other things. If you’re ever in Denver be sure to check those bad boys out, they will not disappoint. Great Food. Great Service. Great Atmosphere.

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From Jim’s we headed on to Winter Park, which was about a 2.5 hour drive if I’m not mistaken. It was a lovely simple drive, no hassles at all. When we arrived at Winter Park we drove straight to Beaver’s Sport Shop where we cashed in our Groupon for 50% OFF 2-days of ski rental! We ended up paying a little extra for an upgrade here as well.. but this upgrade was well worth the money.

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We loaded up our gear and headed to the Zephyr Mountain Lodge, which was totally nice and had very helpful desk service. Our room was cozy and warm, accompanied with a shweet view of the mountain! It had snowed A LOT before we got to CO and it snowed while we were there.. So you can only imagine the white winter wonderland we were living in.

Day 2 & 3 were Full of skiing.. which was amazing as well! (I feel like I have lots of only good things to say about this trip haha). Skiing was an experience in itself. My favorite trails are the slightly downhill bumpy loopy ones that go through the trees ūüėČ they are totally rockin’and’rollin.. you can ask Duane about the rollin’ hehe.

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Ok I just realized I have one not so enthusiastic thing to say.. it’s about the Food. I was not impressed with anything at all other than the Rise and Shine Caf√©.. We ate there for breakfast.. twice ūüôā I consider myself a breakfast guru/connoisseur. So when I say it was good.. it was delish ūüėČ Well worth it. I got sick from gluten/sugar/dairy overload and¬†did not get to try the Maple Bacon Donut like I had planned¬†for Day 4.¬†If you know me, you know that had¬†Day 4 gone like I thought it would.. I would’ve been basking in the¬†ohhh so goodness of my all-time¬†favorite¬†pairings (well one of them at least): MAPLE & BACON!

Need I say more?

Oh btw don’t fly¬†Spirit.¬†They¬†offer discounts but they stick you with¬†the Cost of Water and the $$Charges$$ for the “No Free Carry-On Bag” Policy.. C’mon??

Ok. Ok. Done with my honest rant. On to the positive vibes. We made it Home to the great¬†State of Texas with wonderfully enjoyable memories¬†of¬†cool¬†mountain air & white powdery wonderlands. Thankful that God gave us the¬†ability to visit another itsy bitsy piece of¬†His creation, and that the memories we have¬†will last for an eternity¬†ūüėČ

Where have you guys been lately? or Plan to Go?

Until Tomorrow…

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Motivation Monday: You CAN Achieve Your Goals.

I know that this is the time of year where everyone is making goals and implementing changes. So I’m joining in on the chorus too! I’ve been yearning for the willpower.. the strength.. the commitment.. the discipline to take better care of my own body.. my one life.. heck why not? We only get one run at things right?

I’ve told myself that time and time again.. through the headaches, dry eyes, tummy-aches, and sleepless nights. Nothing ever seemed to changed though. I’m one of those people other people look at and say.. “You don’t need to lose weight, You don’t need to get healthy, You are already skinny.” That’s just it though. It didn’t seem to matter anymore. Even though I am skinny by societies terms, my body was constantly getting sick.. and by constantly I mean ever other week I was in excruciating pain of some sort that left me in bed for hours on end. My body felt toxic.

I thought I was enjoying my life and the foods that this world has to offer. I feel like I was lying to myself. What’s so enjoyable about sore eyes and migraines? How can I have fun with an aching body and sinus drainage? I think you get the pic.

What did I do to make a change? … I prayed. I prayed and told God that I didn’t have the strength to live a healthier lifestyle on my own, with my sugar cravings-love for bread-and all things dairy… I couldn’t turn the corner without giving into the next food induced temptation.

I prayed for what seemed like a while. But, I think I actually only really prayed about it a few times over a period of a few months. He took away my addiction to sodas a little over a year ago. And I’ve basked in the greatness of how good it felt to be freed from those pesky little devils. Honestly once I got past the “I need a coke” it turned into “I don’t want a coke”.

I asked God, “Thank you for taking away my desire for sodas.. Will you please take away my desire for gluten, sugar, and dairy? I know I’m too weak to give it up, and I know you are wayyy more than capable enough to take it away.”

I figured one day He would, but I didn’t know when.. Until last week.. I woke up feeling totally crappy Monday morning, and after I began to feel better it just clicked.. It was time to¬†make the change. So I’ve sworn to dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free foods, a somewhat easier way to describe this is called Paleo.

My mind has changed from what I can’t eat, to what I Can Eat! And believe me, once you start to focus on everything you Can Eat.. the options are actually endless haha. It’s like there’s all this food out there, ripe for the picking.. and I Can Eat It! By ripe for the picking I mean fresh foods, and honestly it’s the best way to go. Your body will love you for it.

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What exactly am I eating? Just this week I’ve had Paleo Hamburger & Cabbage stir-fry, kinda like a substitute for “Chili-Mac” if you leave out the Herb Seasonings and Sour Cream..¬†and add Cumin, Chili Powder, and Garlic.

I’ve also made Mashed Cauliflower.. which has been an AH-maze-Zing substitute for the oh so dairy-filled mashed potato staple..

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Crock-Pot Ribs (recommend using 1T of mustard and not 2), Oh and I made an exception for the sugar on this one… my favorite BBQ sauce from Hinze’s BBQ does have a little sugar in it. I’ll let you know if I find a paleo recipe for sauce that stands up to the taste bud test..

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and tonight I’m have Paleo Fresh¬†Taco Soup! Haven’t tried it yet but it literally took me 20 minutes to throw together and it smells delish ūüôā

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Don’tcha just love you some Pinterest?? hehe ūüėČ I know I sure do! Well, Until Tomorrow… I’m basically just trying to tell you that You Can Do It, you can take control of your body, you can live a healthier lifestyle, you can make fitness goals and stick with them.. and if you need help doin it I’m here to give you all the motivationally positive support you need!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Rain Sensor – Lawn Sprinkler System

Guys… There is a permanent smile glued to my face right now! Why? You must be asking… because the sun is blazing shiny rays across my ghostly appearance, the warmth is caressing my soul, and I am comfortably content in only One Jacket!! Woohoo… this Southern Summer Lovin’ girl is feelin mighty fine today ūüėČ

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I am thankful for the weather that we’ve had… cold, wet, rainy, soggy, make me want to stay inside under a mountain of blankets near an imaginary fire place substituted by a space heater!!! Wow… ya I’m lovin’ this sunshine, and those kinda wintery days make me appreciate warmth so much more.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the weather too. And I’m sure you’ve noticed all the water standing in your grass and how moist your flower beds have been… If you’ve got a sprinkler system, you’ve probably got it manually turned onto OFF. Which is a great way to prevent the expansion of the wetland area you may or may not have naturally occurring in your yard… hehe.

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So what happens when the rain stops? Do you remember to turn your system back on? I know I wouldn’t. I probably wouldn’t notice until my yard started getting a little too dry, or maybe my plants started wilting.

Nevertheless whether you do or don’t remember to turn your system on and off, modern day technology and introduced an awesome way of managing your sprinkler systems output of water when it’s raining. Simply attaching a Rain Sensor to your control will automatically shut off your system while the sensor is wet from rain. The “dry out” time of the sensor can be adjusted according to your preference. Whether you’d like a long wait time, or a short wait time.. this hassle free attachment is designed to reduce stress, reduce water waste, and increase your pocket book!

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Need some help? Myra’s Garden can install one for you! We also off lawn sprinkler system install, sprinkler system troubleshooting maintenance, and repairs.

Call us or Come by Myra’s Garden today… Have any questions? Leave them in the comments below, we’d love to share more information with you!

Until Tomorrow…

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Fresh Milk from Healthyway Dairy

Just wanted to share a fun bit of information with you guys! Margarey Diaz shared some of her knowledge and super great tasting milk with us over the weekend. The raw¬†milk she¬†shared¬†comes from Healthyway Dairy Farm in Santa Fe, Tx. Healthyway Dairy is a certified grade A raw milk dairy. They sell raw milk, along with¬†eggs and raw milk products. When we visited on Saturday they also¬†had Whipped Honey for sale! It came in Cinnamon and Original… I’ve never had this Whipped Honey they speak of, but it sounds delish ūüėČ

You can find Healthway Dairy on Facebook, I just liked their page today! There’s some pretty cool information on their page…¬†availabilities, updates on products they are out and when they will have them restocked. They are open Monday through Saturday from 7AM to 9PM, checking their Facebook page before you go over can be a great idea. They seem to post updates on a regular basis… like, in the past¬†they’ve had chocolate milk, buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt,¬†and kefir! Hope y’all enjoyed our little experience, I know I sure did! Until Tomorrow…

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Product Review: Chacos

Hey guys, I hope y’all had a great day! Today was a great day to be in the garden, weather was nice… not too hot, not too cool… kinda bearable if you know what I mean ūüėČ So I thought since the end of October is nearing I would share with you one of this month’s favorites!

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As I was walking through the garden I looked down and noticed one thing that I notice nearly every day… my Chacos! I wear these sandals nearly every single time I walk outside, and to tell you the truth they are really amazing. They have adjustable straps (all the way around), arch support, tread options… heck they are almost as fancy as a new automobile, except wayyy cheaper!

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I’ve never had such a versatile, comfy, #standuptothetest kinda sandal. I’ve been wearing mine since the beginning of this year… I’ve put them through rain, shine, hiking, mud, shoveling, work, gardening, running, walking, night out on the town… you name it I’ve probably taken them there with me!

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If you need a new shoe for your gardening lifestyle duties try these bad boys out! Let me know what ya think?¬†Chaco¬†also has boots, shoes, flip flops & more.¬†Until Tomorrow…

-XOXO,

Myra’s

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