Two for Tuesday, Vintagechyck edition

I have a million things I need to get done in an hour, yet, here I am! 😂

To proclaim the GLORY of God and miraculous healings!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Not only has my blood pressure come down incredibly…I mean, from high 160/90’s to under 110/70. But…this morning I had an absolute God moment.

I felt as though a wave of peace fell over me, from head to toe. I actually was a bit scared. Since that happened, I have not had the slight background noise in my ears that I have had for so very long. I always associated it with my blood pressure. I never even told my husband about it! It was just “one if those things.”


God is a God of healing. Wonderous and mysterious at times. He took this from me. Period. It’s amazing.

Have a wonderful and miracle filled day 💙💚💙💚


Snowy Sunday Happenings

Really, the most important update is that it’s FOUR Sundays till the Daytona 500. 

So what does Barb do on a snowy Sunday at home with the grandkids? We watch Inside Out while making Salad-in-a-Jars!

That was the counter during prep. I made Maple Balsamic Vinagrette, Creamy Avocado Dressing, spiralized some carrots and zucchini and got my jars in line. I made 2 of each of the following jars. 

The idea of layering is that your dressings go first, then the solid veggies/protein. This way your more tender ingredients don’t wilt. Then add the lighter things, top with greens and seal. Here are the finished products:

I also needed a new batch of toothpaste. I began making my own a few years back. My teeth are very sensitive, and spending $5 on a tube just for me was silly. This recipe seems to work well for me. This time around I added a drop of Clove Bud oil since my bridge is giving me a few issues. #oldladyissues

I got all of this done before 10:30 AM. Now, the grands are playing with Lincoln Logs while I blog. #lifeisgood

I also made myself an essential oil sinus inhaler to combat this pesky scratchy throat. More about inhalers in another post. For now, signing off. Till next time, Be Blessed!

Barb aka Vintagechyck

New Paleo/AIP Pinterest Recipe

Chicken Sausage Poppers
I’ve been reading and pinning quite a bit from this blog and been wanting to make these little gems for a few weeks. Today happened to be the perfect storm of having all the ingredients, with a few variations of my own (of course.)

I used ground turkey and turkey bacon and switched the rosemary for thyme. I liked it. Just the right balance of sweet and savory. Perfect for breakfast or a quick afternoon protein boost. 

My grandson just told me “it tastes like a weird sausage.” Ah. Kids. 😒😂

That’s what’s happening around the Big Blue House this afternoon. Till next time, be blessed!


Happy 2018!

So, I surprisingly find myself able to blog. I guess something is or isn’t working correctly 😛😉

We’re almost 2 weeks into the new year. I have some fun plans and goals, and I hope to be sharing more on here. One thing I am doing with my online gang is A Fruitful Year. You can get some sneak peeks on Beth’s blog. I’m excited to be working through it. We’ll be using the hashtag #fruitfulyear2018 on social media if you want to keep an eye out. 

I was wondering what planner would replace my Uncalendar come July. I’m enjoying it, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get another, and yes, I was leaning towards “probably.” Then, low and behold…I WON A NEW CUSTOMIZED PLANNER FROM DAWN!!!! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. If you’ve been reading my various versions of this blog over the years, you know I’ve been following Dawn’s beautiful blog for a long time. She has the most wonderful homeschooling plans and links and her planning posts…oh my. I’ve always admired her beautiful handmade planners. And now I get to have one! I will keep you updated on that, believe me! 😉

My switch in health and wellness products is going very well. I am back to feeling better with paleo and Pilates, walking when weather permits, and balancing out my nutrition with Juice Plus+. What a change from my prior routine. So simple. I’m also delving into essential oils, there is so much to absorb, if you’ll forgive the pun. 

I am looking forward to blogging more regularly, with more of a focus on health and wellness. I find it more and more becoming a passion, and as I hit the big Double Nickle this year, I want to go in feeling my best! So as I learn, I shall share.

Till next time, be blessed

Barb 🌻 

15 Minutes…


If you are anything like me, you procrastinate.

There’s always something “else” to do.

Stop! Do you have 15 minutes? Then, get you booty on You Tube or pop in a DVD or go outside


Just 15 minutes a day makes a huge difference emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Stop reading. Get off the device, get on your mat, put on your running shoes, and get moving! You heart, mind and soul will thank you. 💜💪

New/Old Phase

I’ve been up and down and really struggling with this “new and improved” product. I’m sure, if you follow me here or on IG or FB, you’ll have noticed a lack of pink drink posts. 

So, I feel that I can finally let the pink drink disappointment out of the closet. I had quite an adverse reaction to the new stuff. Mood swings, weight gain, exhaustion. It was bad, folks. I tried to source it to anything other than the company that I had placed such faith in. 

The eye-opener was when I just stopped using it. Sure enough, I felt better. Not “peak” better, but far better than I had been. I no longer feel that I can adequately represent the company when I cannot use their anchor product. 

This has brought about some major soul-searching, and it hasn’t been pretty. But…the Lord is faithful, even when men and product companies are not. He has been with me every step, even when those steps have been misguided and blinded. He has been with me even when I misplaced His glory as my own. Or, something other than His. 

This is the crux of life. Who am I bowing to? Who am I worshipping? Who gets the glory? 

And here I am. Back at square 1. But, it’s a good place to be. Firmly in His will. Stepping out in faith in Him, not self. Oy, it can be scary. But He is with me.

Psalm 51:10-17

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
    God of my salvation,
    and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
    you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Fill me now, Lord, with all I need to fully follow You.