Friday, March 9, 2012


We have major upheaval going on with our family right now, and that explains the quietness of the blog. I love blogging and it is a sort of therapy for me, but it has to go on the back burner for a while so I can focus on my family and the task at hand. Also, my laptop is on the fritz and it it makes typing challenging and frustrating. Hoping we can get it doctored up soon and that it isn't a sign of impending doom.

So I may post something sporadically here and there, but if you don't hear from me much for a month or two, no need for alarm. Lord willing, I'll be back, bursting with ideas to share. Until then, I have two friends that just started blogging and they are lovely ladies with some wonderful wisdom to share.

Go and visit my friends Sally and Serena.

Love to you all!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Organization for Medicine/First Aid

Preacher Man was getting very frustrated with the situation of our medical supplies. If he wanted a band-aid, he had to look in three different places to find one. If he wanted an aspirin, he was never quite sure which cabinet it was in or if he should just dig in my purse. It was all a big jumble because I never had adequate space to organize and store things properly. This is compounded by the fact that I'm a bit of a natural health guru and I have lots of herbs, homeopathic remedies, tinctures, salves, etc... Those kinds of things don't fit neatly into the typical bathroom medicine cabinet.

Maybe you find yourself in a similar situation?

medicine cabinet

Now it's all in one place!

I found this great three drawer system at a garage sale for a couple of dollars and it works wonderfully! I keep it on top of the fridge because it keeps these tempting little bottles out of sight/out of mind from the Littles. At least they haven't attempted climbing on top of the fridge yet. (I sure hope I didn't just jinx myself!) The downside is that I have to stand on a stool to get what I need, but the drawers are easily taken out and put back in so it isn't too bad.

Here's how I organized my stuff:
Top Drawer = Natural Remedies
  • bulk herbs
  • homeopathics
  • Emergen-C (GREAT STUFF!)
  • essential oils
  • cough drops (they are herbal)
Middle Drawer = Skin Care/First Aid
  • Thermometer
  • Snot Suckers (hey, that's what we call them!)
  • Medicine Droppers
  • Bandages
  • Skin Salve
  • Betadine solution
  • Aloe Vera gel
Bottom Drawer = Rx/Traditional Meds
  • Pain meds
  • Fever reducer
  • Prescriptions
  • Eye Drops
  • Allergy Meds
  • Vapor Rub
  • Tummy Meds

Probiotics are in the fridge and I keep my vitamins on my desk so I take them at least once a month. :P Seriously, I'm terrible about taking them!

How do you store your medicine and sundries?

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