Build Bone Density In 10 Minutes

First OsteoStrong Session

Build bone density in 10 minutes is a statement that sounds a bit too good to be true? After being diagnosed with osteoporosis a few months back, I began looking into the medication and treatment my doctor was recommending. As I read about the side effects, I became very apprehensive about moving forward with the treatment. I felt like I was between a rock and a hard place being forced to choose between doing nothing and allowing my bones to deteriorate even more or move forward with medication that could cause my jawbone to rot. I definitely don’t like the though of my jaws rotting! Thankfully, my husband Keith reminded me of this new bone density building method that a friend of his founded called OsteoStrong. Another trusted friend, Dr Omar Hamada, purchased the Brentwood, TN OsteoStrong franchise as he has become a total believer in this new method of building bone density. We trust Dr Omada’s medical opinion as he is a wise man who does extensive research in cutting edge medical treatments. The video below shows how simple the exercises are to do in 10 minutes each week. It really is quite easy and I don’t even break a sweat!

Initial Visit To OsteoStrong

After reading more about several drug treatments for osteoporosis, I decided on an initial visit to a new bone and strength center called OsteoStrong. A friend, Dr Omar Hamada, recently bought the franchise in Brentwood and Cool Springs and he explains more about osteoporosis in this video.

Osteoporosis Surprise

I recently went for my yearly physical and received some disappointing news from my doctor. Being diagnosed with Osteoporosis was certainly a surprise that I don’t completely understand yet. I’ve decided to do a video journal to post here on my website for those interested in following my journey.


Quick & Easy Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Healthy Recipes

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I decided to share this tasty and healthy recipe. I hope you enjoy my guilt free version of this Hispanic treat! Invite your friends and family over for a celebration. I will guarantee they will leave with a smile on their face and warmth in their heart!



6- 8 Poblano Peppers

bake and remove skin once it is cooked enough to peel, remove seeds

1/2 red bell pepper – chopped and seeds removed

1/4 small onion – chopped

1/2 c kale chopped

1 tsp olive oil

saute all together and set aside  


1 lb ground chuck

brown and drain fat


1/3 small onion – chopped

1 small tomato – chopped

1/2 jalapeno – chopped

1 tsp salt or salt to taste

1/2 tsp ground garlic

continue cooking for 5 minutes

1 1/2 c Feta cheese

Place Poblano Peppers in a casserole and open just one slit on each pepper

layer feta, then ground chuck mixture, then bell pepper mixture, finish with remaining feta Bake at 400 degrees for approximately  20 minutes

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A Little Home Refresh

Painting, Purging, Cleaning


Well I’m finally back!!!  

These past few months have been extremely busy.  Besides doing my normal duties… working with our artists,  cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc., being a wife, a mother and a grandmother are at the top of my list !!!  A few months back my husband and I decided it was time to do a little home refresh by painting our house and we wanted to do it ourselves, not only do ourselves but on a budget.   If you have ever painted your house you know it’s not just about putting that paint on those walls.  There’s prep work (lots of it), then the painting and after that the clean up (lots of it), then you have to put that room back together again!!!  It sounds so easy, right???  Not if you’re going to purge and clean every little thing!  So we decided that we needed to have a garage sale, not so easy but fun.  Then we posted things on Craigs List, then consignment shops and finally donation centers.  My favorite is Thrift Smart in Nashville.  

So we’re finally getting back to normal, well except that I’m still going through boxes of photos and not to mention I have yet to tackle My beads and jewelry making supplies. YIKES!!!! I’d better hurry! I just realized I need to prepare for my upcoming 2dangle shows!!!!!!  Oh, and my painting supplies!!!  I still have to paint the picture for our kitchen wall… stay tuned;).

But, I’ve been away too long so I am back;)

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The Little Cooks Go Swimming

How To Swim

Its “full on” summer here in Nashville and for our family, that means much of our free time is spent at the pool. Our grandsons, The Little Cooks, have learned to be great little swimmers! Zealand and Soren demonstrate various swimming strokes along with other crazy fun in this video. They have a blast at the pool but have also learned some great safety tips to share with others.

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The Little Cooks Go Camping

How To Camp

Our Little Cooks have become quite the experts at camping. Setting up camp in our backyard, means I get to sleep inside in my own bed while their Tata sleeps outside with them in the tent. Its quickly becoming my favorite way to camp! The boys demonstrate how to make s’mores and they share their thoughts on the Big Foot legend their Tata shared with them.

Autism Inspired Necklace

Custom Jewelry

Puzzle Necklace

Since April is Autism Awareness month I created a special “puzzle piece ” necklace in honor of my grandson. Each piece is unique just as each person with autism is unique and special! This piece is something to wear year round as it is stylish and begs people to ask about the meaning of the puzzle piece. Each puzzle piece is individually made and hangs on a sterling silver chain.