Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wedding Wednesday

Bowties delivered for little boys in the wedding and 5 more pairs of suspenders coming!

Greg has been busy making the lantern holders for us- using a pinterest idea and recycling grannys wooden porch bannisters. Lanterns for wedding are silver ones from IKEA.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Essentially Monday

dōTERRA® Spa Citrus Bliss Invigoration Bath Bar is a moisturizing bar combining dōTERRA's Citrus Bliss blend of therapeutic grade essential oils, exfoliating milled oats, and natural emollients from coconut, sunflower, and safflower oils and shea butter. It is free from harsh, artificial fragrances and colors and other ingredients that can be irritating to the skin. The Citrus Bliss blend of essential oils provides an invigorating cleansing experience and makes bathing a blissful and uplifting highlight of your day.
retail price is $9.32

dōTERRA SPA Lip Balm is a natural formula containing plant oils, botanicals, and essential oils to hydrate and soothe lips while delivering the unique scent and taste of essential oils. Along with our new formula, we’ve added two new flavors to our original blend of Wild Orange and Peppermint. Experience the scents of paradise with Ylang Ylang, Clementine, and Lime essential oils found in our Tropical Lip Balm; or, invigorate the senses with our Herbal Lip Balm containing Lemon Verbena, Marjoram, and Spearmint essential oils.
• Each lip balm contains a select blend of essential oils that provides a unique sensory experience
• Moringa oil is an emollient that helps improve how the lips look and feel
• Avocado oil provides hydration, essential fatty acids, and softening to keep lips looking healthy
retail price is $6.50
The dōTERRA SPA Basics Kit makes pampering simple and easy. Enjoy gentle cleansing and the energizing scent of our Refreshing Body Wash, then moisturize with our light and silky Hand and Body Lotion.
retail price for the set is $30.67
can also be purchased separately
lotion $20/bath wash $17

You can go to ~ to see all the products doTERRA offers.

On my order I placed last week, I added the Citrus Bliss bar soap and the lip balm.  I am looking at replacing many of our commercial products with Natural products!

Friday, December 2, 2016


We have all got colds here ~ I for one am tired of blowing my nose.  We will get tremendously stopped up and then the airways open and we can breathe again. 

I got on pinterest and found a diffuser blend of essential oils for sinusy issues ~ this is being diffused in our living room during the day and at night as we sit and watch tv

2 drops oregano
2 drops lemon
2 drops peppermint
2 drops Melaleuca
*I added On Guard and Balance to the mixture also ~

At night, in the bedroom, I am diffusing Serenity & Breathe.  I have not had any bad stuffiness at night.

Still skeptical about essential oils?  Think about this....Bobs candy canes and peppermints us REAL peppermint oil....what do you think that is?  We use lemon juice and lemon rind in cooking/baking recipes....the essential oil is cold pressed from the rind.  We use oregano, thyme, basil, cinnamon, etc. in cooking ~ the essential oil from these items is only need a drop or 2 to zing up a recipe. 

Most bottles are 15ml in size and each holds 250+ drops of oil ~ if you only use 2 drops a day ~ the bottle will last you 125 days or 4 months. 

All of the above links go directly to the product information pages on the doTERRA site ~ this site is absolutely full of information on each oil, DIY recipes for all kinds of items to try and  a scientific research blog.  If you would like further information or some samples, please let me know~

Oils are around us everyday, why not give them a try?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


All of our grandsons were together on Wednesday night and Friday morning ~ MaMa & PaPa's house was rockin'

Robert 4, Aiden 2, Alvin 1, Thomas 2

my favorite ~ they are all smiling!

Aiden expends lots of energy trying to escape!

Love my wiggly boys!

PaPa's shoulder makes a great resting place!

Robert & Thomas riding PaPa's "antique" rocking horse

outside time ~ Aiden got brave and rode the little tractor & loved it!

Thomas on Thomas the train (best $5 I spent at a garage sale!)

Our sweet baby is walking! 

Robert riding his big boy bike we bought the night before

sharing among 2 year olds is a concept we are working on ~ they did real well

Auntie Amy got the rabbit out for a visit!

checking out the chickens

soccer time

Alvin can kick it too!

Come on ball...roll to me!

PaPa and his buddy

MaMa didn't need to leave these cones on the driveway ~ I will pick them up for her.

Our 4 little blessings

cone heads

I got a stick!

bike riding concentration!
We are thankful for ~

the blessing of 4 beautiful grandsons
hearing their laughter
watching their fun
watching them learn
listening to their conversations
watching them learn new things
seeing them take chances and overcome fears
the time they can all be together
a sunny, nice outside day on Friday
healthy, sturdy little fellas
the anticipation of more little grandbabies in the future

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Thankfulness

I am thankful for ~

a loud house, full of people
lots of food
hands that helped cook this food
help with cleanup
reading sales ads
annual family black Friday on Thursday shopping trip
grandson fun
the bounty we have been blessed with

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thankful for.....

Today I thankful for Gadgets......

My -
Vacuum cleaner
carpet cleaner
Flushing toilet
Hot water heater
Central heat and air
Fridge & freezer
sewing & embroidery machines
Electric irons
stove top & oven
Gas grill
Propane heater

Like Ariel I can say....I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, I've got whozits and whatzits galore!

And I have lots of thingamabobs, thingamajigs, whatchamacallits.

Blessings abound in the little things!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Essentially Monday ~ A Week of Thankfulness

Happy Thanksgiving week!

Here are the oils I am especially thankful for ~ they are all doTERRA brand oils ~

Slim & Sassy blend ~ Greg and I take this daily, it really does help curb appetite and flushes our systems

Breathe blend ~ fall allergies are cropping up and this helps open up air passages and calms coughing

Digestzen blend ~ helps with rumbly tummys, discomfort from acid reflux, car sickness issues in little ones.  I can use this straight from the bottle with no problem, we needed to mix it with fco for Greg to use.  It has also helped with monthly upset tummy issues.

Wild Orange & Lemon oils ~ both taste great in my hot spice tea and lemon kicks plain water up a notch

Peppermint ~ besides smelling delicious, it also helps with digestive issues and it tastes awesome in hot chocolate

Clary Calm blend ~ this is good for female issues ~ both for monthly issues and menopause issues

Deep Blue ~ cream or oil ~ great for stiff, achy joints and muscles.  James even used this for the muscle pain associated with kidney stones, last time he had an attack.

Frankincense ~ this Biblical oil is good for so many issues but I am currently using it for  the dizziness that accompanies Meniere's Disease.  It is not a cure but a help when mild dizziness hits.  I put about 10 drops in a glass roller bottle and fill with fco (fractionated coconut oil) ~ gently shake the bottle and roll behind both ears and down the sides of the neck.  It is effective for me.

Lavender ~ the calming properties in this oil make it a great roller bottle oil for the bottoms of feet at bedtime

Serenity blend ~ my favorite bedtime, diffuser oil for the bedroom....I am sleeping really good!

Other than the frankincense, which I use as needed ~ all of the other blends, I use daily.

**None of the above information has been approved by the FDA or is it intended to be medical advice.

**Not all oils are created alike ~ the doTERRA oils single oils are pure oil ~ no fillers or additives.   Oils sold in grocery stores or big box stores are generally diluted, or chemically enhanced.

I am thankful for ~

the oils listed above
the care doTERRA puts into their products
knowing that I can buy their products & not worry about the safety
their "giving back" mentality in helping the regions where these oils are harvested
the kindness of the office staff, when I have a question or concern about my order
the swiftness in receiving the orders
their new low shipping costs ~ $3.99 that is awesome!
being able to get my oils at 25% off
placing a monthly order & earning points toward future purchases
using the points for free oils (great way to stock up on favorites or try something new)
the education provided by my upline
laughter, love, and caring ~ even long distance during online classes
the educational & DIY pages on the doTERRA site

The fact that these oils have been around and used since Biblical times ~ and the creativity of the Lord in His blessing & abundance. 

Using more natural products in and for our home ~ topically, aromatically and/or internally. 

If you would like more information ~ please message me and I will help in any way I can.  Or visit my online site at