Smoky Mountain Love

Friday, May 26, 2017

To say I'm in love with the Smoky Mountains is quite an understatement. They are just so beautiful! So different from the mountains I grew up with in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. I have slept like a baby every single night thanks to Cedarwood and Lavender - this is weird for me because I normally don't sleep well when I'm out of town. Highest Potential and Magnify Your Purpose combined with these amazing views have lifted my spirits more than anything else I can think of over the past few years! Blissful happiness. Lots of it.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

This is a little bit random, but I always love finding new ways to use my oils! A garage sale this morning plus yard work this afternoon left my fingers and toes feeling achy and puffy. I added Cedarwood, Rosemary, Grapefruit, and Tangerine to some coconut oil and rubbed it into my feet/hands and on my back. 30 minutes later? I feel 10 times better. Love my oils!!!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Canine Patron Saint

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mae, Patron Saint of the Not Feeling So Wells, took great care of me today - as in she didn't leave my side. Not once! Oils worked their magic, too. Lemon, lavender, and peppermint in a roller bottle helped soothe an allergy headache. RC helped manage my cough, and I used Thieves on the bottoms of my feet and on the back of my neck to boost my immunity while my body fights off whatever this is that has me feeling under the weather. Love my oils, love my Mae, love that everything I used today is included in the starter kit!

Valor is BACK!!! Woo hoo!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Valor is ridiculously AMAZING! Proof? It has been out of stock since October of 2015, and it is in stock RIGHT NOW!!!

Valor is called 'courage in a bottle' and that's exactly how I first started using it - in a roller with Peace & Calming to help the girls fall asleep at night. Whenever you're feeling low or nervous, a few drops of Valor can restore your confidence and instantly relieve your anxiety.

Now that Valor and Peace & Calming are back in stock, I can make new roller bottles for all three of us!

This oil is a blend - its "recipe" includes Frankincense, Rosewood, Spruce, and Blue Tansy. It is an incredibly restorative and powerful blend. This is a must-have for your medicine cabinet!

My favorite thing about Valor (and why I am desperate to have it back in my hands after being out of it last week) is that it keeps my body balanced. Literally. I've been having a lot of back pain lately, and I know using Valor along my spine will help get my body back in check. I know this sounds like blind trust, but it has worked so well for me!

Here is the one tipping point. I need to reorder Valor this month, and Young Living has limited purchases to 1 bottle per member. 

If you want a bottle of Valor, there are two options. 

First, you can go ahead and buy your Premium Starter Kit which I am 99.5% sure you will absolutely fall in love with (Happy Mother's Day to you or to an important mom or soon-to-be mom in your life!) and add on Valor for the wholesale price of $39.75; or you can sign up as a retail member and order Valor for $52.30 (along with anything else you might want!). 

Here's the breakdown: $160 for the Premium Starter Kit and a bottle of Valor for $40, which averages to about $16.67 each for 12 bottles of fabulous oils PLUS a diffuser that is guaranteed for a year, or you can order 1 bottle of an amazing oil for $52.30.

Either way, you can't go wrong!

As I frequently tell my friends, I'm not trying to sell you on a product, I'm hoping to share with you products that will help improve the health of you and your family in a natural, non-toxic way. If I was loaded, I would give Premium Starter Kits to everyone I know and love because the benefits of the oils are just astounding. 

Whether you want to order Valor alone or a Premium Starter Kit, just click here for the sign up link

If you chose the PSK, don't worry about Essential Rewards - we can talk about that later. 

Also, if you choose to buy the PSK, there are no obligations to ever purchase again or sell a single thing. You just receive a 24% wholesale discount on your purchases. 

I hope you'll reach out to me with any questions you might have. 

Happy Oiling, and happy Valor!!

Bye-Bye, Headache!

Friday, April 21, 2017

What a week - I haven't been this excited to see a Friday in quite awhile! I had a nasty migraine Tuesday evening, and oils saved the day. On my way home from work this afternoon, I noticed the start of another evil migraine. I am pretty sure both are stress related.

Rewind to March - I made a new roller bottle for headaches just to see how it would work: Frankincense, Lavender, Peppermint, and Copaiba. I used the last 10 drops of my Copaiba for this little concoction (and yes, it's on my ER for this month!), and I'm really thankful for my spontaneously-made roller. It has been so helpful to me tonight just like it was on Tuesday.

I can't tell you enough how much Young Living Essential Oils have helped me over the course of the last 2 so many different ways. I am constantly blown away by their effectiveness, and my headache relief this week is no exception to my love-you-more-every-day situation with Young Living. I would love to help you equip your family with oils, too! Let me know if you'd like to learn more!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Principal Certification? Done! These little guys helped me stay calm and focused for the 4.5 (yes, 4.5!) hours I spent on the test. It's such a great feeling to be done!

Uggg, Bugs

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have hated bugs with my whole entire heart. Spiders. Beetles. Ants. Anything that has more than four legs and also happens to fly makes its way to the top of my list very quickly! Same goes for anything that makes a crunch when I kill it! Until last year, I always felt like buying the “fragrance free” bottle of Off was a solid pick for my family. I posted about the Think Dirty app earlier this evening. After I found that app last year, I made my first batch of bug spray with essential oils and now there’s no turning back! I just mixed up a new bottle tonight because of all the rain…once it warms up a bit, I’ll be using that spray non-stop!

So here’s the thing. The oils I use for my bug spray are not cheap, but they are safe, they are very effective, and the oils will last you for quite awhile. Not only do the oils in this combo help ward off bugs, they are also pure, and I feel infinitely more confident in using my blend than anything else. The cost for these oils is $128.25, which sounds like a ridiculous price for some bug spray. It really isn’t because you will fall in love with the individual oils and there are literally hundreds of other ways you can put these oils to good, healthy use in and around your home.

The other amazing thing I can’t help but share is that 5 of these oils (all but Citronella) are part of the Premium Starter Kit. If you’ve been thinking about oils (or bugs) at all, then this post is for you! The starter kit includes more than $215 worth of essential oils/product in addition to those in the picture (Copaiba, Frankincense, RC, DiGize, PanAway, Stress Away, and a diffuser) for only $31.75 more than you’d pay just for the oils in this picture. That is a pretty amazing price for such a comprehensive set of oils! The total value of the Premium Starter Kit is over $350, and Young Living makes it available to you for only $160. I can honestly say that the PSK is worth every single dollar.

If you are interested in purchasing a starter kit this month, I will send you Citronella (while it’s in stock) and a spray bottle at no cost as a thank you, and in turn, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying and falling in love with the incredible benefits of essential oils! One of my most favorite things in life is helping others, and I would love to help you and your family!

Think Dirty.

Not like that... but have you heard of this app? It is now one of my faves! I double-dog dare you to check it out because it really is an eye-opener!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

What a fabulous weekend! I'm so proud of Cam's team. One of her teammates asked me if I had any stress oils about 15 minutes before their improv performance. I was out of Stress Away, so I gave her Peace & Calming and Valor for her wrists instead. She shared it with the other girls, and then they went in and knocked the socks off of their appraisers for their Central Challenge and their Instant Challenge! 

I normally don't sleep well in hotels because I'm such a homebody, and thanks to Lavender and Cedarwood, I slept like a baby both nights we were in Lubbock. It feels amazing to be back home, and I feel so blessed by our oils, the talent of these young ladies, and the invitation to go to Globals in Knoxville next month. Time and time again, hard work pays off big time, and Cam's team is a shining example of that!!

No Thank You, Bad Weather

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Two too-close games and a tornado warning later, it's time to buy another bottle of Stress Away!!

Essential Rewards!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

What a fabulous day! I definitely need days like this more often.

Gosh, I love Young Living!

P + C

Friday, March 17, 2017

Earlier this week, I took Cam practice-driving, and on that same day, I had roofers at my house for repairs. During our driving practice, I did not wince or panic a single time, and during our roof repair, Tessa did not bark, growl, or fuss a single time. Both of those were completely unexpected outcomes, and I have one of my most favorite oils, Peace & Calming, to thank for this! P&C smells amazing, and more importantly, it really does work wonders when diffused or used on the wrists/behind the ears.

This oil is generally very difficult to order, and it is out of stock more than it's in stock. Because Young Living is so amazing, they have allowed members to order 3 bottles between today and the end of this month, which is HUGE because members are usually limited to a bottle per month! So if anyone has wanted to try this specific oil, let me know and I'll get it ordered for you with my wholesale pricing. The cost is $34.75 plus tax and shipping but I'll pay most and say $36 total.

I hope you have a fabulous St. Patty's Day!!

March: Green Giveaway

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy March! Happy Texas Independence Day! Happy oiling!

Sleep Rocks, and No Sleep Does Not

Monday, February 27, 2017

Have you ever been so worn out that you are beyond 100% sure that you'll fall right to sleep the moment your head hits the pillow? That was me last night. So exhausted that I told the girls goodnight at 8:53 pm. Once I was in bed, my brain just. would. not. stop. I am stubborn (sometimes to a fault, ahem - last night) and I was sure I would doze off at any moment. Fast forward a few hours. Very minimal sleep.

I know we've all been there - and the lack of sleep slowly transforms itself to counting down the hours of sleep you could potentially reach if you feel asleep at x, y, or z time, which is totally depressing because then you think about what your day will look like with 3 hours...2 hours...or 1 hour of sleep. I totally did that! I think I finally fell asleep around 4:45 am, and my alarm went off at 5:30 am. Not. Ideal.

I looked pretty close to Crazy Eyes from OITNB when I woke the girls up this morning. Not even kidding. When the girls get home from school, I am going to show them a pic for comparison purposes (and hug their necks for letting me sleep in!). Thankfully I have a supportive principal and I used a sick day so I can actually be functional for tonight (the first of the last 8th grade moving to 9th grade events).

So here is what happened (embarrassed emoji). I forgot to use my oils before bed last night. Once I realized this (at 5:30 am), I immediately made use of lavender, Cedarwood, and Peace & Calming. Rubbed those on the bottoms of my feet, down the back of my neck, and on my writsts. And I finally slept like a baby for a total of 7 hours today.

The moral of the story?  A) I over-trusted my tired and I will never do that again! B) I know there are others out there who struggle with sleep, and I just want you to know you aren't along and there are natural options that can help you and your family! C) Today taught me my lesson! D) I have exactly zero worries at all about getting good rest tonight even after 7 hours of sleep today!

All I know is I will never forget to use my nighttime oils again. Ever!

Middle School Is Hard Work

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Middle school is hard work...for every single person involved in it. Kids, teachers, parents, and administrators will tell you this and add countless poignant stories of support! About a million times a day, I find myself questioning how my babies are in 6th and 8th grade. It just doesn't seem possible. I love my girls so very much, and I love nothing more than seeing them happy at school and at home. I love watching them do life: I love having a car full of girls on the way to a track meet. Or taking the girls to meet up with friends - be it youth group, studying, movies, volleyball practice, or FCA - I wouldn't change it for anything.

I also love my one on one time with each of them. They need that so much. Sisters are best friends and worst enemies...all in the span of a minute, an hour, a week, and a lifetime. I loved my time with Jordan after school today. We talked and we laughed and we sang songs on the radio...and then it was quiet.

After a long couple of days, I had Peace & Calming diffusing in my car because, quite frankly, I needed it. I think Jordan did, too. Love this girl to pieces...I can't wait to see where life takes her...and I am confident she's more than ready to pursue her path with a passion that can't be reckoned with! #luckyme

Sweetest Dreams

Sunday, February 19, 2017

We inhabit the same household with two middle school girls; however, one of us needs Stress Away, one of us {clearly} does not. One of us needs those pillows, on of us does not. T-minus 5 minutes and counting until the diffuser is filled with Peace & Calming, Lavender, Cedarwood, and sweet dreams...

Thieves Give-A-Way!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Yesterday I woke up feeling awful - i was positive for strep throat (probably a side-effect of working in a school) and I asked for an antibiotic injection instead of pills because it works quicker and is out of my body quicker. Win, win! When I got home, I started diffusing Thieves and Purification and I diluted Peppermint to rub on my throat and neck which helped a ton with both pain and fever. Today I feel ridiculously better! My plan is to clean every surface of my house with Thieves Household Cleaner because it is non-toxic and will kill all the nasty germs still floating around before the girls get home tomorrow.

I am really bummed that I missed Jordan's birthday sleepover, but i didn't want to get anyone else sick. Thieves Household Cleaner is a favorite in our home. It's highly concentrated, so it honestly lasts forever. The girls and I use it on all surfaces! Because we love it so much and because we want to help everyone else else stay germ-free during this strep-cold-flu season, I'm giving away a free 14 oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner to everybody who orders a Premium Starter Kit from me in the month of February. Trust me - you and your family will love it, and it smells absolutely amazing!

I Won!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I am not the type of person who wins things. Fantasy Football...Bowl Mania...the dream house on HGTV (is that even real, y'all?). But last week my luck changed, and today this beauty arrived: Young Living's ART Skincare System! Thanks for holding that contest, Brittin!

Paying for My Raising - In Oil Currency

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Oh my goodness - I am definitely paying for how I acted when I was younger! Most days I question whether or not I am actually strong enough to get through the tough days, and then I find something familiarly reassuring in the least expected places. I have been diffusing Joy like a crazy person today, and I am literally rationing what's left of my Peace & Calming stash until I can order more. I love my girls with all of my heart, and I am just not sure what I would do without my oils. They keep me going (the girls and my oils!). Speaking of Peace & Calming, anyone who orders a Starter Kit between now and January 31 will get a free bottle of P&C - it's a life changer and an incredible gift-with-purchase! If you want to know more about oils, let me know. I'd love to help you!

In the meantime, I find this article super helpful in maintaining my sanity.

Taming the Nerves

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Love that #10! Jay played in her first volleyball tournament...ever, and I am beyond proud of her determination and excitement! Volleyball is a huge learning curve for me (this recovering soccer mom used lots of Stress Away oil today!)! There's nothing better than watching my girls do what they love.

Cedar Pollen, Be Gone!

Monday, January 9, 2017

This face. This is the face I got every single time I sneezed yesterday (which had to exceed the 500 mark)! Mae did not understand what was going on at all.

I am totally breaking up with cedar pollen - it is just really out of control this year, and I need it to be gone! Thanks to everything I've learned from my sweet friend Kelly, I knew exactly what to do to start taming the beast! I rubbed Thieves oil on the bottoms of my feet and down my spine, and I immediately started diffusing  Purification and Orange - which not only made our house smell completely wonderful, but also calmed my sneezing down to a manageable level. I forgot to take my oils with me to school today (ugghh, it's a Monday), so my allergies got a little bit crazy again this afternoon. When I got home, I added a drop of Copaiba in my Neti pot along with the usual salts, and I feel like a new person! Game changer for me. I honestly can't wait to add two drops of Copaiba to my Neti pot tonight before's the little things that make a BIG difference!

Winter Break

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We have had the most amazing winter break! We've stayed up way too late playing board games, being silly, watching movies, and just loving life. Two-thirds of us have also slept in way too late. I'm talking noon, or maybe even a little later (which has allowed one-third of us to be super productive int he mornings!)! Bedtime tonight will be a bit of a struggle for all three of us, but I know using Peace & Calming and Valor on our wrists and a drop of Cedarwood on our big toes will help us relax into a wonderful night's sleep so we are ready to make big things happen tomorrow and for the rest of 2017! I'll probably diffuse some lavender just for good measure. If you ever want to know more about essential oils and how they've helped our little family, please reach out. I'd truly love to help.

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