Category Archives: Video

The Wisdom of Granny from Beverly Hillbillies


photo from imdb (I don't own it.)


My sister shared a fun article with us about Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies. You know, that wonderfully cantankerous lady who steals the whole show and spouts “hill country” wisdom.

At, The Way Grandma Does It, Lisa had a great post on why Granny is actually right. Several things they made her seem backward is actually the truth. Lisa also linked to an episode about Granny’s garden, and (you have to watch to the end)… the blatant brainwashing about the supermarket. Yikes. It makes my hair curl, and that’s quite a feat.

And that post went right along with a video my family and I recently watched. It was excellent. It’s called Back to Eden. It’s all about making gardening easier. Watch and be amazed.

The Trailer

Back to Eden Film OFFICIAL TEASER from ProVisions Productions on Vimeo.

Watch the whole film online.

BottlesUp Glass Bottle Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is closed.

There are several of glass bottles out there on the market now and I’ve been interested in getting one so I started researching glass bottles.

I found all the glass bottle companies that I could, and narrowed it down to two companies that seemed to have good products. One I found at my local health food store, and there were several things I didn’t like about that it. My 2 biggest complaints being the wide mouth jar top and how big around it was, since I have small hands I just knew after picking it up that it just wouldn’t work for me.
Bottles Up Logo
Then I found BottlesUp. After watching this video I knew it was the one I wanted to try.

Laurel Herter is the creator of these glass bottles and she’s a glass artist, and in 2007 she decided to create these glass bottles after looking at plastic bottles and deciding by creating a glass one that she could avoid three things:

  • the health dangers of plastic
  • the volume of trash
  • the waste impact of plastic

The craftsmanship of these bottles is what drew me to them. I contacted BottlesUp and asked about the bottles and they sent me 2 bottles to review and have offered to give 1 bottle to one of you, my lovely readers!

Of course I’m excited.
BottlesUp Glass Water Bottles
The really neat thing is Laurel had already heard about the Weston A. Price Foundation – it truly is a small world isn’t it? Which makes my first company review all the more exciting and cool. So here’s my review:

When the bottles came the first thing that struck me was the neat packaging. BottlesUp doesn’t use any plastic in their packaging or bottles which further enforced their position on maintaining the lowest carbon footprint possible. Then when I got the boxes open I was blown away by how great the bottles are, but it wasn’t until I washed them out that I really got to see their beauty.

These bottles are a nice weight and come (for now) in 22 oz bottle, that actually will fit in our car cup holders – major plus! Also with the silicon bands around the bottle I’m not afraid of dropping it, and it fits nicely into my hand.

I really like the silicon lid and it has a water tight seal. Trust me on this one I actually filled it and shook it upside down. In the house. Probably not the brightest idea I’ve ever had, but the seal held so it was okay.

The only thing I didn’t care for was the size of the lip. It was a little big, but after using it for a day it doesn’t really bother me that much.

[title]All in all I think this bottle is a winner. And speaking of winners one of you lucky readers gets to win a BottlesUp Glass Water Bottle![/title]

Entering is simple:

  1. Your first and mandatory entry is to comment and tell me what your favorite feature is about this glass bottle.
  2. Comment on other articles and comment here telling me you did it for an extra entry (up to 2 times)
  3. Blog about this giveaway – make sure to mention BottlesUp, Gapalicious, the ending date and a link back to this post.

All the Important Stuff: The giveaway ends on the Sunday, December 11th at 12PM eastern time so make sure you get your entries in! I will be choosing a winner with Random Number Generator. If you are the winner I will contact you on December 12th to get your full name and address so BottlesUp can get your prize to you. Open to the USA only.

As a side note these bottles would be great as a Christmas Gift. Just saying.

Okay, that’s all ladies and gents have fun!

I’ll be posting my Mom’s review of them tomorrow (I gave her the extra one).
This post is linked to Fat Tuesdays, and Monday Mania.

Gapaliciousâ„¢ Returns

Hi everyone! Thank you for being patient while my wonderful webmaster updated the site. He’s so fast at getting it together and back up, I’m so grateful for his help.

How do you like the new format?

I hope this site will become a place where we can chat, ask questions, and find answers – together. I am so looking forward to this journey with you, where ever you are on GAPSâ„¢, so that we all can enjoy eating good food.

It’s so good to be back with you! I’ll be putting up a new post later this week, but I missed you so much that I just had to post something now.

And while I’m on a roll here’s a funny video I watched the other day about probiotics. It made me giggle. Yes, girls can giggle (I had a boy argue that point with me once). I hope you enjoy it.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Let me know how you like the site.

The Problems with America’s Food Supply

My Mom showed me this video she got from by Robyn O’Brien about some new theories on how/why we get food allergies. I have to say that Robyn’s research and change is remarkable! If this woman can change from:

A Texas native raised on Twinkies and PoBoys.


An unlikely crusader for cleaning up the food supply

Just think of the possibilities that are out there with friends, family, and acquaintances! Even if every person starts out with making just one change – it adds up quick.

I want to say that I think Robyn is right with what she says, and I also think that what people need when they’re body has been fed these foods is to heal on a diet.  Of course I’m thinking GAPSâ„¢, but you were expecting that weren’t you? After all it’s where I am in my life and it’s made such a difference for me that I can’t help but think it. If it’s to drastic for you don’t worry – I’m not trying to push you. ;) Promise.

But here’s a quick list for you if you want my Do One Thing ideas:

  1. Give up sugar and artificial sweeteners in favor of raw honey, dried and fresh fruits.
  2. Move from basic grocery store white or wheat bread to a healthier version like Ezekiel or Homemade Whole Wheat bread.
  3. Change from grocery store milk to fresh, raw milk from a local farmer. (To find a Farmer near you click here.)
  4. Switch from prepackaged cereals to homemade granola or eggs for breakfast.
  5. Go here for some more ideas.

Now it’s your turn. I would love to hear what is one thing you can/will/or have done that has made you and your family more healthy?

Mine is taking sugar out of my diet. It has made such a difference.



Videos: What is Homeopathy?

Just in case you’re interested I found some excellent videos that explain what homeopathy is, and how Boiron makes there remedies. They were all really interesting and I hope you enjoy them over the weekend!

I don’t know about you but I love watching the production line.