I love my dog

For Lola

I like to think that anyone who reads my blog regularly knows how much I adore my dog, Lola.

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She’s my buddy. I take her for rides in my truck, walk her, cuddle her, and talk to her. She has me wrapped around her finger. Or paw? Or leash?

Whatever the case, I decided to take my love to a whole new level. I made Lola homemade dog treats!

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Honey Cinnamon Dog Treats
Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 large egg
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl stir together milk, oil and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until just combined.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a rectangle that measures roughly 8×14-inches. Cut the dough into small shapes with a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or with the rim of a glass.
4. Place cookies about 1/4 inch apart on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. This recipe makes about two dozen biscuits. I advise storing them in a sealed container in the freezer.

Ear Candling

In early June I mentioned that I tried ear candling for the first time. I promised I would post on my experience, so I’m finally getting around to it!A little about ear candling:

  • It’s an alternative medicine practice that is controversial. It is claimed to improve health and well-being.
  • One end of the candle is lit, while the other end is placed in the ear canal. The flame is thought to create negative pressure, drawing wax and other debris from the ear canal.
  • An ear candling session lasts about 20-30 minutes.
  • Research has shown that ear candling is ineffective and does not remove anything from the ear.

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After learning all of that, I decided to try it anyways! I bought the candles from GNC for $15.99 with a gift card. Jimmy was with me when I bought them, so he tried it too. We just followed the directions on the package and decided to see what would happen. 

The verdict: Residue did show up in the cloth part of the candle, but I honestly don’t think it was wax, I think it was just parts of the candle.

My thoughts: It was a fun experience and I know a lot of people swear ear candling cures headaches, hearing issues, etc., but it didn’t do anything for me except relax me.

So basically, I felt that ear candling didn’t personally do anything for me but it was a relaxing experience.

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Other stuff:

Lola is my lil driving buddy and I love her.

Bible verse of the day: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16