Instructions In Titus

Titus 2:3-5 "the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things ~ that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Using Essential Oils Topically ~

I found these great graphics that explain how essential oils work topically ~ the best place we have found to use our oils is on the bottom of our feet ~ usually at bedtime!

This is a "doTERRA - reflex feet chart and oil use guide" and can be found in the book Modern Essentials 5th Edition A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils-
Essential oils added to the bottom of your feet take just 30 seconds to enter your bloodstream and get to work!

For more information or to order doTERRA Essential Oils ~ please visit my online store page at

Monday, April 20, 2015

Farm House!

We closed last week, and took "possession" of our new house on Saturday morning.  Then the fun began ~ we had lots of helpers ~ Granny, my sister Brenda, niece Bethany, nephew Ben, and son James.  Andy & Amy Kate came on Saturday afternoon and helped us all day Sunday till they had to head back home.  Plus, me, Greg and Amy.

There are so many different projects to do that it is hard to concentrate on just one or two.  But, our first ones were ~ ripping the peeling wallpaper down out of Amy's new room and demo the old cabinets out of the laundry room and redo it.

The boys got the cabinets down out of the laundry room and the new pantry room.  Ahhhh, a nice clean slate!  It took the better part of 2 days to rip off the wallpaper, spackle holes, sand and get the walls ready for paint. 

Our new yard has loads of azalea bushes and they are gorgeous!  Also, lots of iris bulbs are coming up and blooming.

This will be my new sewing/craft room!

Laundry room before demo.  The sink and cabinet had to go because mine is a front load washer and the door wouldn't open!


Ben obviously doesn't like wallpaper!

Ben & James starting the cabinet removal

Mom washed out all my kitchen drawers and cabinets~

putting the steamer to work on her walls!

Greg got in on the demo

AmyKate working on wallpaper

Steaming ~ Day 2

James working on the walls

Andy took the falling apart closet doors down and removed the tracks.

And he put up Amys new ceiling fan

Mondays project ~ recover the old linoleum

Yay!  Its doneished!

Mom potted some plants for us!

Greg and Amy starting to paint her walls.  Coat one is done, coat two is tomorrow!

And I don' have any pictures of my sister ~ and since I took all the pictures, there are none of me.

We got lots done and have "only just begun"!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

More Oil Information!

I love finding new information on using my doTERRA Essential Oils.  There are some creative folks out there who make pretty, informative charts and share them!  Here is one I found last night ~

Names for Oils #doterra #oils

We use the On Guard, Slim & Sassy and the Deep Blue.  I got the Balance & Citrus Bliss in my order this month but haven't used them yet. 

If you have any questions or would like to order, you can leave me a comment or visit my online store at


Saturday, April 11, 2015

19 Years Ago

19 years ago (tomorrow), the Lord blessed our family with an incredible gift ~ a baby girl.  Amy Lynn came into this world at 1:19 pm, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces and had a full head of black hair.  She has always been our animal lover & advocate & expert, our creative child, our drama queen, our sensitive child and one of my best friends! She loves the Lord & serving on Mission Trips ~ Oklahoma, Memphis, New York, & Canada!  She loves dogs, bunnies, alpacas, stuffed animals, celebrations, children, teaching, reading, baking & cupcakes.  Chocoholic is not a strong enough word for how much she loves chocolate!  Second to chocolate would be coca cola.  Her favorite family vacations are the beach & Disney World. 

Happy Birthday Amy Lynn!  I love you!

Auntie Amy & Robert

Adoption Day 2007 ~ Greg adopted Amy and I adopted Katie & Will!

Maid of Honor at Katies wedding


My last homeschool graduate!  And the only one who homeschooled every year!

Amy loved ballet!

Yay!  She has sisters ~ Katie, Amy Kate & Jennifer!

Tomorrow we will celebrate with family! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

DIY All Purpose Cleaner
3 oz water
2 tsp liquid castile soap ...
Dash white vinegar
5 drops peppermint
15 drops lemon
15 drops wild orange

DIY On Guard Spray Cleaner
1 cup distilled water
1 Tbsp Bronner's Castile Liquid Soap (you can buy on Amazon or at Target or Kroger)
10-15 drops OnGuard. (You could also use any of your other favorite oils to make this cleaner)
Put in a glass spray bottle and use to clean any surface.
You can use ON GUARD CLEANER CONCENTRATE. Just follow directions on bottle for dilution ratios for multi-purpose, dishes, bathrooms, and tough jobs.

Did you know you can steam clean your microwave with essential oils? Here’s a handy dandy tip ~
Fill a bowl with water and add 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 5 drops Lemon oil. Microwave for 5 minutes. When the microwave turns off don't open the door, let the steam sit for a few minutes and then wipe the microwave clean. Brilliant!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom

The Lord blessed me with amazing parents!
Especially my mom!
Today is her birthday!
The best mom story I love to tell is when I was pregnant with Amy.  After 4 grandsons, she really wanted a girl (my family is following that same 4 grandson pattern, hummmmm).  She went with me to the ultrasound and when the technician said "its a girl", I looked over at mom and she was crying!  Now that is excitement!  She was also in the delivery room when Amy was born ~ they've always had a special bond...not many almost 19 year olds have their granny for a best friend! 
my sister, mom & I at Stone Mountain Park in GA

getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner at our house

Granny & her first great grandson ~ Robert

Mom, me & Amy ~ New Orleans...about to set off on the Senior Cruise!

Allen looks like he is about to fall over!  ~ 4 generations! Me, Aiden, Allen & Granny

Great grandson #3!

Robert chowing down on his Granny's green beans!

Thanksgiving night shopping with 4 generations!  The Granny retired first!

Aiden & Granny ~ napping!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ITS A ~~~~~~~~~

Another little buddy!
Thankful for this newest little blessing that will join our family the end of August!