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Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics



This past month I had the privilege to be able to receive and experience Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics. Th.e one that I got was the Essential Formula the original formula, which is a complete probiotic system with live cultures.

I'm not new to taking probiotics, in fact,  I give them to my kids as much as I can when I remember too. Probiotics are so great for your health and I really do feel giving them to my kids has helped to boost their immune system and keeps them from getting sick.  Really, my kids hardly ever get sick and when they do I tend to nip it in the bud with a couple of other herbs.

That's is why I feel that a healthy mind and body really does start in the gut, and if you have a healthy gut flora your body will be able to combat a lot of bad bacteria that could make you sick.

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics are award-winning and feature the use of a Japanese fermentation and modern technology to give you a great start at a healthy digestive system.  This probiotic system is fermented for three years with 12 strains of lactic acid and bacteria. It is then encapsulated within a mixture of seaweed, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables.  Which will your body a complete system of probiotics, enzymes and other nutrients.

One of the reasons that I really wanted to try this brand of Probiotics out. Is because I haven't been taking a great care of myself lately as I should. I know this because although my kids have not gotten sick, I've been getting sick this year a lot on my own. I know it has to come from me eating things I should not be eating and taking in way to many sugars.  I really wanted to give my body's natural immune response a boost.

So I started taking the capsules for a little over a month now and some days I missed but I pretty much stuck to the plan. Two a day before food. I noticed at about 2 1/2 weeks in my body was starting to shake a little and I would burst out in weird chills from hot to cold. That sort of worried me so from that point,  I was taking only one a day. I  don't know if my body did not like the two a day, or if it was going through the detox process or something.

All I know, Is that once I went down to one a day it stopped and I was still able to see results. My skin got a lot clearer, my eyes were a lot whiter and my daily bowel movements were more on point and uniform.

Sorry to give so much information 🙂

One thing I can say it that I have really enjoyed taking Dr. Ohhira's Probiotis and I do plan on purchasing them again once I finish my pack of 60 capsules.

Just so you know this Essential Probiotic formula is:


  • 100% Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Chemical Free
  • Non- Gmo


These have actually become one of my favorite go to Probiotics formula.


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Tell me what Probiotics do you use?




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Target haul

So, this is not one of my most newer videos this past week but it is one of my more recent videos that I posted recently. I wanted to show you some of the natural products that I tend to get at target. Along with some new items that I found on sale with the weekly target deals that they have. I love shopping at target and you can find a ton of target store deals if you shop there enough and know where to look.

Each week, especially around this time of year right before and after each season ends they always have a ton of stuff on clearance shelves in just about every category. One of my favorite spots is when they drop the prices down super low in the beauty section. I was able to get a new product that I have never tried before like the S.W. Basics Rosewater Cleanser and their Apple Cider Vinegar facial toner.

These products work really well together and have done quite a number on my skin, which left me quite impressed. My husband likes the Olivella Daily Facial wipes which he uses to refresh his skin throughout the day at work. I love the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Volcanic Clay wipes. I was able to get all these products on sale for a discounted price.

In fact, I even made a video to show some of the products I got. Now, mind you, not all the products are natural, just as my husband does not like all natural products all the time.

Tell me what sort of products do you love to get at target?


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Yeah, so this past week many in my not so immediate family have come down with the Flu. My mom got the flu and was really bad off for about week. It was quite bad because I have not seen my mom that sick in years. Topple that with the fact that my grandma is almost a one-hundred years old living right in assisted living.  She is the main one that visits my grandmother in the early weekdays. Since many of us are not able and work the rest of the days.

I hate not having my grandmother having someone come to visit her during the week. We all coordinate the visits to make sure someone is up there at least once a day all throughout the week.

However, I'm glad she didn't go and then run the risk of my grandma getting sick because her body would not be able to handle that at all. 

Then one of best friends kids all got the flu and we were over her house for a party this past week and now I'm afraid my kids might get sick too. No one has shown any signs as of yet except my youngest son.  He has been quite cranky and a little warm, but not to the point where I am calling out Flu at the moment.

Thank God. 



Anyhow one thing I have been doing is giving them Elderberry Syrup to boost up their immune system. I love some Elderberry it has one of the highest concentrations of vitamin c out there and is known to cut down cold's, and Viruses in half the time. Heck, it can even stop it in its tracks.

I gave all my kids this Elderberry syrup and I'm going to give it to all them for the rest of the week to stay in the safe zone. I also have been giving them Gaia herbs kids herbal defense drops too to go along with it.  This and the Elderberry Syrup are my two main things I use to help fight off the viruses in the very beginning stages.

So let's hope, nothing has progressed since then, the Flu that is.

Lord knows I don't need that in my life.






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easy shepherds pie recipe



Cooking is something I love to do and have been doing since I was a young girl. I remember starting off being taught by my grandmother how to tend to a garden and how to cook food that grows with the seasons. Yet today they might say what is growing locally and in your area. I use to sit next to my grandmother in her lap snapping peas, and with my own mom as she taught me how to cut greens and make her famous homemade gravy.

I've become so attuned from being around food at and early age and seeing it grow out of the ground in front of my own eyes. Really gave me a respect for food and the value it holds. Because of that, I picked up on how to cook with my senses and from the heart. Which when you cook from the heart it becomes really some of the best cooking you will ever eat each and every single time.

With being able to cook from an early age I learned how to cook a lot quicker and make the same great food in a short amount of time and have it taste just as great. That is why I want to share with you this super simple easy shepherds pie recipe. Some people get turned off by making shepherds pie because they feel they have to do all those extra steps like cook the meat and peel the potatoes.

Now, you do have to cook the meat and peel the potatoes the only difference is that I only make shepherd's pie when I make smashed potatoes the day the before.



That's right I like smashed potatoes not the regular russet potatoes, they take way to long to peel and to big for me. I prefer the yellow golden taste of the Yukon gold potatoes.  So in order to make this dish, you need to plan it out the day before by making mashed potatoes the day before and making enough for two separate meals. One for the dish the first night and enough to top the shepherd's pie the second night.

Once you have all that let's get started. 😉




I only make shepherd's pie in a cast iron skillet the meat cooks a lot quicker and I can just turn it into a one pot meal and transfer the whole dish to oven right afterward.

First, you need to add some chopped onion and olive in the skillet to saute down a bit. Next ground the meat (grass fed) preferred in the skillet. While the meat is browning you can add whatever meat seasonings you prefer, I like to use regular old of all seasons salt. Once the meat is cooked to your liking then add in some butter and a little bit of flour. Just enough to give it a little bit of texture and thicken it up a bit. I then pour in some beef broth a little extra salt and pepper and let it simmer down a bit just enough to thicken it up slightly a little more.

When it has simmered a bit I then add in the corn and peas for the shepherd's pie. Just enough to warm it up. Then finish the dish with the smashed Yukon potatoes skin and all I made the day before.  I top the potatoes on top and load on the cheese. I like to use the organic Mexican shredded cheese package since it's  loaded with different types of cheeses.

Pop that bad boy in the oven for about 10-15 minutes to heat up the toppings and melt the cheese.


You're all done.


Ingredients: This dish I didn't measure it but just eyeballed out.

  1. cup 1/2 of peas depending on your family size
  2. cup 1/2 of corn (family size again)
  3. Beef broth
  4. About 4 tablespoons of flour
  5. Smashed potatoes ( Yukon gold)
  6. Organic Valley Mexican Cheese
  7. All seasoning mix (mix)
  8. salt and pepper
  9. butter



  • Make the smashed potatoes one day ahead time then store in the fridge.
  • Cook down the onions with a dash of olive oil.
  • Cook the meat with the seasoning until brown, add a dash of butter and the flour and thoroughly mix.
  • Pour in some beef broth and then some salt and pepper, next add in the corn and peas.
  • Top with the potatoes and cheese, then heat the pie in the oven for 10-15 minutes.



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You know what I have a confession to make, I like to eat ice cream when it cold outside. There is nothing like dipping that spoon into a huge scoop of handmade ice cream on a nice winter day. I don't know why I do this or even when I started liking ice cream during the winter. The only thing I can say is that it's darn good and that I'm an Ice-cream fanatic, especially on a cold, cold day.

I remember during one of my pregnancy with my second son Austin all I wanted was Ice cream constantly day and night. My poor husband would go to the store for me like clockwork just to get me a pint of ice cream every single night. It got so frequent that when he would come home from work he would bring a pint of ice cream with him.



The strange thing is that all I wanted was strawberry cheesecake, all the time. Now I can't even look at that kind of ice cream or really even want to eat it. I'm more of a chocolate girl with lots of nuts mixed inside of it. I'm more of a cookie dough or Rocky road sort of girl, so when I took my boys out to Lake Eola with my husband on a cold day here in central, FL.

Which is quite rare you know for us Floridians. 

I couldn't wait to get to take them to one of my favorite spots for handmade ice cream here in Orlando! Kelly's handmade ice cream is so good and my kids loved it too. At first, they were a little hesitant, and all they were telling me is “Who eats ice cream in the cold”? but I would let them know “I, do”.



As you can see, by the enjoyment in their faces that they loved Kelly's Handmade Ice- cream. However, I think they just liked the Ice cream because it was so good.

Not because it was cold outside…