Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cahaba Lilies

Cahaba Lilies in Helena, Alabama ~ May 2014
This morning, Hewy Woodman (of No Sleep In Helena) led a group of us down on the banks of Buck Creek to see one of the largest stands of Cahaba lilies in the south.
According to, Cahaba lilies are found only in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, so I feel grateful to be able to see some here in my own hometown. 

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you,
not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these." Luke 12:27

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ten Awesome Products

I decided to skip a few days in the Blog Challenge and move on down to #15.  It actually says to blog about 10 things that make me awesome, but I decided to blog about something that would be far more interesting! 

Here's a line-up of
10 awesome products
I want you to know about!
Click on the links below each picture
to read about these products.

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I hope you are already enjoying these products in your home!
Leave a comment and tell us about YOUR favorite products!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Support For a Healthy Metabolism

Thyro-Vival is a complete nutritional supplement
for the support of healthy thyroid function.
Beeyoutiful has combined Iodine (from Kelp) and Tyrosine,
the two integral constituents of thyroid hormones,
with the minerals Selenium, Zinc and Copper,
to assist in its production.
In addition, Beeyoutiful's Thyro-Vival contains Guggul Extract,
an Ayurvedic herb known for its ability
to support a healthy metabolism.

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Big difference! Review by Jessica ~ Utter exhaustion is the only way to describe what I have felt like for years.  I have had my thyroid tested but it came back in the normal range. I take Supermom vitamins regularly for years but still was exhausted. I saw a review for the Thyro-Vival and thought I would give it a try. I am almost done with my first bottle and let me tell you I noticed a huge difference in just a few days. I finally had the energy to tackle the laundry monster that had taken over my house!

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Beeyoutiful Disclaimer: This product is always tested and comes in well below the FDA allowances for lead or any other heavy metals. Nonetheless because it contains trace amounts, this warning must be on the product for us to legally sell to CA customers. Don't worry, it's the same great product it always has been.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What makes me happy?

Corrie ten Boom
It's the 13th of May, and I'm on the 3rd day of the challenge!
I may need to skip a few if I'm ever going to finish!

I've been pondering this 3rd challenge.  Today, I rediscovered this quote from Corrie ten Boom.  And I remembered that circumstances don't have to be anything special--in fact, they can be downright terrible--and our Father is still, always, behind the scenes, causing all things to work together for good.  And that rediscovery made me very happy!

What makes you happy?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

I've been challenged!

I've been challenged!

Here goes...

1.  Self-Portrait and
Five Random Facts About Yourself

1.  I realize the first point of #1 is "self-portrait."  The first random fact about me is that I have never taken a selfie.

2.  Although I don't take selfies, I do take hundreds of pictures of other people, mostly of my five children. 

3.  I also take pictures of birds.  Yesterday, I photographed a rose-breasted grosbeak, a ruby-throated hummingbird, a house finch, and a tufted titmouse on the feeders in my backyard.

4.  I was challenged by my daughter.  You can visit her at Love, Learn and Laugh!

5.  I'm behind.  I'm behind on a lot of things, but, specifically, I'm behind on this challenge.  I'm writing Day 1 on the 3rd day of the month--which means I should finish the 31 Day Blog Challenge in about 93 days!

I love it when you comment.
Feel free to tell me something random about yourself!  Emoji