Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 40 Get Back to the Basics Let's all try to be a little greener in 2012 and get back to the basics by remembering the three "R's":  Reduce  Reuse  Recycle  We all need to remember that we are stewards of this planet, if we don't protect it for future generations, who will? Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and green 2012! Monica … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)


TIP # 39 WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT WRAPPING PAPER??? (Photo from via Google files)  You can carefully remove it and then reuse it...let's face it; this probably won't be happening on Christmas morning!! Unless it's the kind that has foil or some kind of waxy lining, most paper, including wrapping paper and tissue paper, is recyclable If it is not glossy, does not have a plastic, waxy, or metallic coating, and is not shockingly bright (officially known as Astro … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to all…


I've had an amazing time during this, my first year of blogging.   I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, the readers of Older Mommy Still Yummy,  for making it so much fun.   I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season filled with much love, laughter, peace and happiness.  Merry Christmas, Monica … [Read more...]

A Little Christmas Humour

This was just sent to me and I had to share, it's very cute!  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of love and happy memories, Monica … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~ Peanut Butter Balls ~

There are many, many variations on this recipe and you can certainly add a few finely cut up cherries or nuts, or a 1/2 cup rice krispies; but this is how we (I should say my daughter as she's been making them the last few years!) always make them. Peanut Butter Balls 2 cups icing sugar 1 cup peanut butter 4 Tbsp. milk 2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup finely shredded coconut Mix above ingredients together well, you really need to work the dough to get it to the correct consistency. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – "Oh Christmas Tree" (LINKY)


Come on over and link up a photo of your tree... be it beautiful or not!!  Monica … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – How is a hysterectomy performed?


(This is an array of different instrumentation which may be used during any laparoscopic procedure) I'm pretty sure you don't want all the I'll just give you a brief overview of the different  hysterectomy options. There are different ways that your doctor can perform a hysterectomy. It will depend on your health history and the reason for your surgery. Abdominal hysterectomy  This is done through an incision, or cut, in the lower part of your belly. The cut may go … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!! {LINKY}

I don't know about everyone else, but I love seeing other peoples trees. I love looking at how they are decorated, I love the ornaments, the garland and how everyone personalizes their own tree, in their own way.  I thought why not create a LINKY where we could all look at each others beautiful trees. I am by no stretch of the imagination a photographer, so trust me when I tell you your tree can be beautifully photographed or just like mine, taken with a simple point and shoot camera...nothing … [Read more...]

Do you prepare a Nativity Tray?

Nativity Tray

A week from today is Christmas Eve and I want to share with you a relatively new tradition in our home.  I think this Christmas Eve will be our tenth year to prepare a Nativity Tray, which is a medieval English custom. I first read about it in, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.  I thought it was such a wonderful thing to do and to me, it epitomizes the spirit of, "good-will toward men".  If you have the Simple Abundance book you can read all about the Nativity Tray on the … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)


Tip # 38 It may be the most wonderful time of the year but it's also the most wasteful! Save energy by choosing LED lights for your Christmas tree. Choose LEDs (light-emitting diodes) instead of incandescent bulbs to decorate your tree and home. They're more expensive, but last much longer and use 80% to 90% less power than conventional mini bulbs. LEDs, which cast a bright white light, also stay cool to the touch so they won't singe the tree—or your child's fingers. The … [Read more...]

~ Rubbermaid launches "Ask the Organizer" ~

I'm usually a bit of a neat freak and delight in having neatly labelled bins of everything imaginable. However, lately I've been trying to organize our "storage room" with limited success.  It's a big job, I'm not sure how to tackle it and I'm feeling overwhelmed, especially with the holidays approaching at the speed of a runaway train.Knowing that Christmas is less than a week away and having a "to do" list a mile long I've wisely decided to tackle this project in the new year, … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Christmas "Kitchen" Party!


"Music is a moral law.  It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything"       Plato Monica … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Why is a hysterectomy performed?


The most common reason a hysterectomy is performed is for uterine fibroids. The next most common reasons are: abnormal uterine bleeding (vaginal bleeding) cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous condition of the cervix) endometriosis uterine prolapse I referenced the following sites for the information contained in this post … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~Hashbrown Casserole ~

  My sister just recently asked me to send her this recipe, so I thought I would share it with you too.  It's simple to make, very delicious and goes really well with ham.  HASHBROWN CASSEROLEIngredients2 packages frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed3/4 cup melted butter2 cans cream of celery soup1 large container sour cream3/4 cup chopped onions3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper2 cups crushed cornflakes cereal1/4 cup melted butterDirectionsPreheat … [Read more...]