Monday, May 6, 2013


I know this sounds a bit new agey, but this is my focus now. I have been inspired from all directions. I started juicing at the recommendation of one friend, Adelyn Ing, and my dear brother-in-love, Sean McGrath. Then, I found the Juicing Vegetables page on facebook, and get daily inspirations to try different juice combos for different health benefits. If you would like to check it out, here is the link:

Raw food dessert.....healthy & Yummy!!
So much colour & flavour
 Juicing & Smoothy demonstrations

Another couple of friends, children of Smith & Stephanie Streatfield) also have blogs and promote health by being either sugar free &/or raw food. I was invited to a raw food party the other Sunday. Wasn't sure what to expect, but wow....the focus at that party was vegetable juicing and smoothies.....just where I was at! Inspired further by the raw food meal we shared after. If you would like to find out more and see more ask to join the fb group Rawlicious Rawstars

I am also trying to drink more of the Kangen water. I have the system so why have I not been using it to its full advantage? Silly I guess!!! The very high alkaline (11.5) water is great for washing all those nasty oil based chemicals off your fruit & vegetables if I can not find organic whatever I need. Water just can't wash the chemicals off when they are oil based. The 9.5 alkaline water is what I drink and need to drink more of, and the acid water run off is GREAT for cleaning, especially the strong acid to kill bacteria. Contact me if this also interests you and I can send you a DVD for free, showing you the benefits of Kangen water.....CHANGE YOUR WATER, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!

Lastly, I cannot thank God enough and for those who have held me up in prayer for the last 12 months plus. God is faithful and I was able to grieve, journey and grow because of His presence in my life. Returning to wellness and awareness I have been able to spend more time with God, but He never left me and sometimes I only got through the days because He carried me. Thank you to all of those who prayed for me and continue to pray for me, but most of all, thank you to my Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus & the Holy Spirit who never give up on me and lead me through the valley of the shadow of death.

So in all of this I am hoping to get stronger, fitter, healthier. I have set myself some major & minor goals and look forward to sharing with you all now healthier, tastier food recipes as well as my craft. Keep watching!


I am pleased to say that the fog that has surrounded me for so long has lifted. I am unsure why this is. There are a few things that have happened that I think I can say have contributed to it a bit. 1. We had Shaun's memorial and the burial of his ashes. This has bought some closure I think to his death. With just a few close friends and some family we gathered at Woden Cemetery and planted Shaun's ashes into one of the garden beds there. It looks lovely and peaceful. Now I just have to finish organizing the plaque for him. 2. I was inspired to take up vegetable juicing. This has given me heaps more energy every day and has led me to look at further changes I can make for a healthier me. Trying to introduce more raw food (especially their desserts) into my diet, exercising, and more time with God. 3. My mum was finally able to come home from 6 months rehabilitation from her stroke a month ago and so my eldest son, Caleb & I were able to drive over and help her settle into her home again. We had to work physically quite hard almost everyday. Getting up earlier, rearranging furniture, decluttering (had a few tears with that one!) and shopping & cleaning. It was good for us both to focus on somebody else....we went to bed tired but satisfied every night. We have tried to continue this now at home to get our own home sorted and finished off. So all is good for us. God has been the major focus too. Devotional time, prayer, & church all key factors in getting back on track.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

About Time....

Wow, can't believe it has been so long since I posted, or even bothered to photograph any of the craft I did last year. I did do some although not nearly as much as in previous years & as for blogging, just couldn't get into it. So here goes, new year, new Blog.

After having the worst year of my life, I am so glad to be in 2013! I cannot tell you all that has gone on, but for some of you you would have traveled with me on my fb wall and know what went on, you will I am sure understand. For those of you who don't know, just trust me I do not have enough time or energy to get you up to speed.

Keep your eyes peeled as I get crackin' on with some challenges & gifts, pages & cards as I begin again to enjoy the world of Blogging! Take care now.

 Got back from 3 months overseas the day before my dear friends Pam & Paul's here I am in my dress she had ordered on line the day before, that I squeezed into, coming down the 'aisle' and then below is a photo of me and my mate Robbie, Pam's son....Dec 20 2012.
Debby McGrath