HoneyColony CBD Oil: A Review

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** “I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers  network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.” **

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Now, onto the review!

Hi, my people! Well, here we are, post-election in the states and moving quickly towards the holidays.

When I was first diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease, now almost 4 years ago, I thought I knew what it was all about. You get bit by a tick, you might get sick, and then you are treated and cured quickly. HAHAHA!  Little did I know! So once I began researching this crazy and unpredictable disease, I began realizing that there is no CURE. That in many cases, including mine, Lyme cannot be merely treated with 14-28 days of oral antibiotics. Not even. And I began to understand, especially after being sick 6 – 12 months, that I was going to have to try out some unconventional, non-Western medicine options, to treat this bacterial infection.

I had been hearing and reading about CBD oil long before I decided to try it out. Information was mixed but the one common denominator seemed to be QUALITY of the product. Yet, I had no idea where to even begin. My first foray into the CBD sphere was, and now regrettably, a product I found and purchased from a seller on Craigslist. I know, I know. Believe me, I really was clueless, and in my Lyme social circle, no one had a recommendation for me. But I knew that I wanted to try this option. No Bueno. Honestly, I think there was turpentine in it. I tried to take it a few times, but the taste was just so disgusting, I could barely gag it down.

From that point on, I realized, and the hard way, that I needed to invest in QUALITY. I continued my research and then recently, I was offered an opportunity to try out HoneyColony’s CBD Oil. I have tried this company’s products in the past, and I have not been disappointed. I jumped at the chance to try out their CBD Oil.

Quality CBD Oil!

HoneyColony’s CBD Hemp Oil is a blend of several ingredients, including Teasel root as well Astragalus Root. You can visit this page for a much more detailed list and explanation. I have tried both of these roots before in the past with some positive effects, but not at the same time and not as a part of a CBD Oil mix. When my product arrived, I was really excited to give it a shot!

I know some people may be hesitant to try CBD Oil as there is a lot of misinformation out there, including that it makes you “high.” However, according to HoneyColony, “Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the Cannabis plant and has no euphoric properties whatsoever. This formulation offers all the health benefits of CBD without the feeling of being high.” At no point of my using this product have I ever had a euphoric feeling or a feeling of being “high.”

The first stop I made before adding this product to my daily routine was at HoneyColony’s  13 Commonly Asked Questions about their Superior CBD Oil product ranging from ingredients to usage. Since this quality CBD oil is mixed with coconut oil (no weird ingredients in this product!), this oil has a very smooth taste. There is no aftertaste nor did it bother my throat or stomach. It is silky sweet and easy to administer.  I take just a drop in the morning and then one at night. While I haven’t necessarily seen a huge impact in the morning for myself (and mornings are so, so difficult for me), I have experienced an effect in the evening. While I struggle with getting up, the joint stiffness and fatigue, lately, I have really been having sleep issues. I can go to sleep, but then I tend to wake up 3-6 times a night. It’s been a serious hindrance in the past few months.

Bundles are available!

So I started taking a drop of oil about an hour before bedtime as suggested on the  13 Commonly Asked Questions page. This seems to help me relax enough to get to sleep. Recently, I have also started taking a drop when I wake up during the night. Doing this has been beneficial in helping me get back to sleep and to stay asleep throughout the night!

Look, HoneyColony products are top-quality products! Yes, the price is higher, but again, the QUALITY is worth every penny. I’ve tried enough other inferior CBD oil options to pay twice over what the cost of one of HoneyColony’s CDB bottles cost.  I’ve thrown away more that I care to share. And this bottle that I received about a month ago is still more than half full. I won’t go anywhere else in the future to purchase CBD Oil other than HoneyColony!

Happy Sunday, my friends. Take care – B

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Coming Home

This past Wednesday, J finally was able to return from Colorado. Waiting until his dad was moved from the hospital to the rehab after hip surgery, J started his 15 hour drive home all alone. I was worried, but luckily, he took his time and spent a night at a hotel outside of Childress, Texas, at about the halfway mark.

Safely home after 10 days. Whew. I know he’s been on a rollercoaster. His parents used to live only about 30 minutes from us until 2 years ago, and yes, in the midst of COVID, they moved up to Colorado. They had been talking about it off and on for several years, and honestly, I didn’t really believe they would do it being in their early 70s.

But, the housing market was great, and they were able to sell the house my FIL built in under 3 months the fall of 2020. I hated to see them go. With them close, we could see them whenever we liked and we, including my mom who lives next door, spent many holidays together as a family. J is also an only child, and very close to his parents.

But they were determined and very excited to make this change. I’m not really sure how much they thought it all the way through, but we definitely supported their decision 100%. They were tired of the weather here, especially. The heat and humidity are pretty relentless. If we could pick up and move (along with my mom, of course) we’d doing it in a New York minute.

And my in-laws have really enjoyed their new home. They can be outside much of the year. It gets cold for sure, but being in southern Colorado, while it does snow, it’s usually gone within a day or so. Probably January and February are the worst as far as their winter goes.

But, they’re gone. And while my husband travels at breaks to see them, I only am able to make it during the summer. Juggling chronic fatigue and working full time, I just can’t manage traveling, resting, then heading back to work, even if it’s a 2 week break, which only happens in December. I’m not complaining; I just wish I could see them more.

My FIL is doing well in rehab, getting PT daily. J, E, and her BF will be heading back up to Colorado for a holiday visit right after Christmas. Hopefully by then, my FIL will be back at his home.

I’ll be here, holding down the fort. 🙂 I hope everyone is having a great weekend. -b

Rainy Thanksgiving….

The weather this past week has been nice and chilly, but also rainy. It’s reminded me of the weather in the winter where my friend lives north of Seattle. Although, it’s definitely not as cold here.

Today, Thanksgiving, it’s warmed up to about 70, but again, rain off and on. There’s absolutely no complaining; we’ve been in a drought all summer. Bring on the rain!

J and E headed to Colorado this past Saturday. While I’m usually alright with J gone for a few days here and there, this time, I really did not want him to go. Or this time, I really wanted to go? It’s difficult for me to travel during the school year, even on breaks. Well, except for maybe an overnight trip or such. I’m glad he was able to go, but I’m missing him a lot right now.

Ok….break time. My mom has arrived with her entourage of 5 dogs for lunch. We decided not to do a turkey dinner since it’s just the 2 of us, and we opted for broccoli cheese soup with french bread.

Back to the post (btw, Thanksgiving soup was good!):

On Wednesday in Colorado, the family all were heading to see some friends about 2 hours from home. My husband stopped to get out to check out a river on the way because it was frozen. My FIL decided to follow him down a very steep river bank. Unfortunately, he slipped and hit a pretty large rock! He broke his hip. E had to flag down help because J couldn’t get my FIL up the steep embankment on his own. Luckily, someone stopped to help out.

Surgery was this morning, and it went well. However, my FIL has been in severe pain. The morphine helped yesterday, and hopefully, now that his hip is repaired, the pain will start to let up. It’s going to be a tough rehab, but at 76, my FIL is pretty healthy, and the doctor has been very positive about a full recovery.

All of this I’m only getting through texts and conversations with my husband. It sucks not to be up there to help out. There’s not much to do right now, but still. They spent Thanksgiving in the hospital. J is trying to decide what to do. He’s completely stressed out. But he’s been in the hospital all day, and he’s staying with his dad tonight. I suggested maybe not worrying about a plan right this minute. Both he and E can stay up there a few more days if needed or even another week.

Hopefully, tomorrow, they’ll know more about how long the hospital stay will be and also if/ when my FIL can go to a rehab facility and for how long. J is worried that my MIL won’t be able to care for my FIL, but he’s not going home today. It may actually be a week or more before my FIL can go home.

My husband needs some actual sleep right now, but he won’t leave the hospital, and I get it. They all need some actual rest; they’ve all had a crazy 36 hours.

I hope your Thanksgiving has been a less exciting one, but one that has been filled with some, if not a lot, of goodness. Take care -b

Birthday Surprise

My husband decided at the last minute to fly to Colorado to surprise his dad for his birthday this weekend. They’re having fun, and my FIL was indeed surprised! I’m glad it all worked out perfectly!

I was sad I couldn’t go, but tickets are expensive on a planned trip, little own a trip decided on with less than a week’s notice.

It’s been a little weird to be by myself for a few days. I’m really not sure why. I’m totally ok with being by myself for stretches. Things feel differently, especially without Newt around. There’s a glaring absence of him guarding the yard and barking just to stir up some action.

The rest of our crew is older, except for Jo, who is maybe 5? We don’t really know The Real Age of any of our pups as they have all been strays. Oh wait: Zola and Boo were picked up at a local shelter by my mom. But, then they decided to move in with us ( my mom lives next door, and we share a fenced yard) LOL

The weather has been pretty nice. A front came through Friday, and this weekend it’s been sunny with highs of about 55. Gorgeous. I wish the time hadn’t changed back so we could enjoy more sunlight in the evening and the cooler temps.

I wasn’t too productive this weekend, overall. I cleaned the house (basics only), made some chili, watched some shows I haven’t had the time for recently. There’s just this next week until Thanksgiving break, and it can’t come soon enough. While I do enjoy my work, it’s been trying for all kinds of reasons. I also think it feels harder the closer a break comes! 🙂

Jo is wearing Zola’s jacket. Jo didn’t seem to mind it!

I had 3 of the dogs in jackets this morning; our thin SE Texas blood makes 40 degrees seem very cold! All 3 were happy with them. Pico needs a new one, but he’s an awkward size, so ordering online never works. The jackets he has are hand-me-downs; he LOVES his jackets. 

Pico enjoying one of his 3 jackets.

Halloween decorations are put up, but I couldn’t bring myself to pull out Christmas items. It may just be a tree this year. My brother and SIL will visit before Christmas, but it will just be me, my mom, and hubby for Christmas day. No big dinner or other guests. Then, husband heads back to Colorado for a week December 26th. Thinking just a few decorations will do it.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. And here’s to a great week for us all. Take care, friends. Peace -b

Halloween Pumpkin Faces

So last weekend my sweet step- daughter showed up to bring pumpkins out for carving. She also helped us get through a second weekend without Newton.

The pictures aren’t great (transferred as a slideshow from E’s iphone), but they had a lot of fun. Otherwise, our Halloween weekend was a quiet one 🎃


We had to say goodbye to a very amazing soul, Newton, on Friday. Still young at 7 years of age, this came unexpectedly. There’s never enough time with our pals, but we thought we had more.

As soon as I’m able, I will write the best tribute I can muster for our sweet Baby Boy.

Please send joyful and happy thoughts for his life well lived and for his transition to someplace better filled with his favorite snacks, toys, and adventures and in that order ❤️

While our hearts are broken, we’re forever grateful for the love, the patience, and the grace he brought to our lives.

Take care, all. And hug everyone you love. xo

Never Say Goodbye

Almost October! How!?!

Somehow it’s less than a week until October 1st, and, unfortunately, the weather is still ‘ablazing. Today, the high is “I don’t even know what,” but what I do know is that it is hot! They’re saying things might cool down this week, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I really hope so!

Yesterday, I spent most of the day in bed sleeping. It wasn’t my real plan for a Saturday. I ended up sleeping late and then for some reason I needed a nap…..and then back to sleep by 9 p.m. It was honestly pretty ridiculous. I’m not sure if it’s a new medication I’m on or if I’m just that worn out? Today has been better. I haven’t accomplished much, but at least I’ve been awake today!

Last weekend I did pull out Halloween decorations and placed them around which makes me happy….even though it’s still like 95 degrees every day. I still need to get out the big pumpkin that lights up and our two 4 foot skeletons out from upstairs in the shop. Hopefully, my husband will place one of the skeletons climbing up the side of the shop. He did this last year, and it looked awesome! My brother called and was bragging that the high there in Arkansas was like 60 and that he and my SIL were sipping on pumpkin lattes….some people! 🙂

Work (school) is going well. While the beginning of the year is always challenging for all kinds of reasons, we’re in week 6 now, and things are starting to settle down. I’m pretty sure I’ve learned every one of my 140 students’ names, except for maybe just 2. I’m on it! Luckily, I have seating charts with pictures so this helps a lot. Our first major essay is in the books, and while I’m still grading these, I’m proud of how hard students worked on this overall. Now, onto the next one! Oh Freshman Comp….

Husband is still trying to fix the AC on the Civic with absolutely no luck. I’m pretty sure I’ll have to start car shopping soon which I’m so not looking forward to. I keep telling him that he’s fought a valiant battle and a much appreciated one, but I think the Civic has won at this point…..

I hope everyone is doing well. I know a hurricane is on its way to the Gulf. Please stay safe! Peace to all – b

It’s Wednesday, Ya’ll!

It’s been a great week back at school. Very exciting, spirits are high, and we’ll have our 1st real pep rally this Friday after several years of just having mini ones in the mornings before school starts – definitely not the same!

It’s going well, but my brain is mushy yet overloaded. I just want to look at cute cat pics! I’m just checking in to say hi! I hope your week is going smoothly! 🙂 – b

Meetings Galore

I woke up about 3 am last night, just like yesterday morning. I tried to go back to sleep, but too many things are running through my brain.

Last week was our district professional development days (yes, all 5 days). I have a mini team as we all teach junior and/or senior college level English this year. One of our colleagues is new to our campus (not new to teaching). Usually, during this delightful week of PD, we are given time to plan since our syllabus is due…well.. tomorrow. That didn’t really happen. I think out of the entire week, we managed about 4 hours together. And of course, some of that time was helping our new member with questions, etc. (And yes, we did meet one over the summer already). So…yeah.

We’re on our campus all of this week for even more PD. Yesterday, we spent about 5 hours in meetings. Of course we had our opening meeting which is always fun! It’s a chance to come back together and celebrate accomplishments and new people joining us. Uhm, the 2nd meeting was about a new district initiative …required by the state, to teach character traits? It’s still in process so there’s lots we don’t know. But it sounds like we’re going to begin actual lessons on things like honesty and kindness. One was patriotism which I thought was interesting. Anyhoo….

Our last training was active shooter training. It took over 2 hours because they kept giving us breaks so we could “take a minute” in case we had “feelings.” I get it. But let’s just get it done. I’m appreciative that our district is proactive, etc. and that it’s putting even more pieces in place to try to secure campuses.

However, there’s just so much that I believe we can do and should be doing as a society to try to address the underlying issues, etc. (that’s not being done) and with these trainings it feels like it’s down to schools/staff to solve this humongous, complex, and insane issue that it’s hard to just sit through a training like this. Basically, bottom line is try to keep yourself and your students alive if there is an active shooter on campus. GOT IT.

Well dang, sorry that went a little dark! Today, we have more meetings this morning, and these are campus specific so indeed important info and then, fingers crossed, my little team and I can meet and knock out our syllabus.

In other news, we’re STILL trying to get the Civic AC working, but I think it might be a lost cause. Already thrown a decent amount of money at it and it’s been to 2 shops, one a Honda dealership, and still issues and no cold air. Let’s put this on the back burner if possible until we get school actually started this coming Monday, shall we?😊

I hope everyone is having a great start to the week ahead. Take care! -belle

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