Sunday, December 6, 2015

Merry Christmas Ya'll!

IT'S DECEMBER!!!! Who doesn't love this time of year? I love putting around Christmas decorations. It's so sad when you put it all away though! This year I decided to decorate our main tree with a Star Wars theme. My husband Michael has loved it since he was little and man tears will be shed when the new Star Wars movie comes out, haha. Why not a Star Wars tree and mantle, Right?! Especially since Disney took over its Everywhere and more affordable. Here's to a Not stressful Christmas season with your families and friends! Here's some of my Christmas decorations around the house!




Monday, October 5, 2015

August is not my favorite month.

 First of all, I don't even know how often these post are read...but if you did stumble upon my little blog thank you and I am so glad you are here! I hope my honesty of a painful situation would be worth it, even if it resonates with only one person. I held on to posting this for a couple months. It was like I was processing everything and I wasn't ready to open up yet. Going through a hard time you really go through phases. It's like a peeling back of the soul where every layer is another emotion. So here it is. Without a single layer hidden.

I'm sad I have to make this post, again. Just when it seemed like our world was in the heavens, it fell through our hands. I'm sure you have felt it too- it's a single moment that can alter your life forever and it carries a flood of emotions and pain with it that you never want to feel again. You could fill a whole ocean with your tears and a part of your soul literally feels torn apart. It's not a sleep it off you'll be better in the morning type of scenario. It's a heart filled with grief and deep sorrow. That level of pain changes you forever.

Heaven gained another angel. Almost exactly a year later. It still doesn't seem real. It's something you wish you never will have to endure once, let alone twice. I know without a doubt when our miracle baby comes I will look back and say to the Lord, it's been a rough road but I am so thankful to have a sweet angel to finally hold. I can't even imagine how sweet and raw that day will be. The truth is He already knows the end. Things in your life may not turn out the way you dreamed of, but it's Not the End of your Story. Realizing you aren't in control of painful life events can be a tough thing to swallow, but the important thing to learn through that hard time is you have the opportunity to do one of two things. You can either fall apart or you can pick yourself up and allow yourself to be strengthened through that pain.

Through it all I Still trust in His plan for our lives. I'm not saying don't allow yourself to be upset or even mad. But don't let grief define who you are. God was Just as sad and grieves with us in times of great sorrow.
 You know what else can wash over you just as fast as pain can?
Peace. Grace. Mercy. Healing.
We weren't promised this life without pain and trials. That can be really hard thing to understand sometimes. You have to chose to lift your head even when the worst possible things occur in your life. You have to Still praise him when you are at your lowest because He doesn't allow pain without something New to be born in your life. There is a much bigger picture that only God can see. You have to trust Him that He will fulfill the desires of your heart and strengthen you to move forward. You can't change the past or what happened, but you can tell your story to help others who are going through a valley so they can have one thing: Hope.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

My new journey with 100% Pure Essential Oils

If you are looking for an all natural way to help strengthen, protect, support, soothe, and invigorate your body Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can help!

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit powerful emotional responses. Yet the use of Essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal.

Essential Oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Their unique chemical structure allows them to pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response to topical application. Certain oils may be used as a dietary aids to help promote vitality and well being.

doTERRA is committed to providing a pure, natural, aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualitites and are free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.

        - doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade

If you were like me, I was really curious what these oils were all about. I kept hearing about how they can help so many things like seasonal allergies, digestion issues, women's hormonal imbalance, helping metabolism, detoxing, soothing inflammation and so much more! After a client of mine shared with me how they have really helped her and her family I decided to dive in. I wish I had started so much sooner!!

Some of my absolute favorites are the Blends which are a great starting point since they have targeted wellness applications.

 I think this is such a neat example of how your cells react to Balance Essential Oil.

-Balance ( Grounding Blend )- Features Spruce, Ho wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and blue chamomile essential oils. It has an amazing warm, woody aroma that created a sense of calmness and well being. It promotes relaxation and evokes feelings or tranquility and balance. Who doesn't need that?! I apply a drop or two on the bottom of both feet in the morning and at night.

- ClaryCalm- Women's monthly blend- helps manage the symptoms of PMS and the transitional phases of menopause in a natural, safe, effective way. Features Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Palmarosa, Carrot seed, and Vitex essential oils. It helps balance your hormones and it's amazing for temporary relief of cramps and hot flashes. I apply the rollerball to my abdomen and back of my neck once daily.

- Slim and Sassy- Metabolic Blend- Helps support your weight management goals with this blend of essential oils- Grapefruit, lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and cinnamon. It helps manage sugar cravings and calms your stomach. I put two drops in a GLASS of water between meals. (It is super important to drink the ingestable essential oils in glass not plastic to absorb the benefits of the essential oil.)

Less is Always more! Essential Oils are very concentrated, so with most you only need a single drop or two. Most are even diluted with fractionated coconut oil if you have sensitive skin or for use on small children or babies. It's amazing such a small amount can provide such amazing benefits!

Essential Oils Safety: I can only speak for the use of doTERRA Essential oils. I know there are many essential oils available but I am only confident in the supporting use of doTERRA. Essential Oils are naturally safe and have few, if any, undesirable side effects when used as directed. They are however, powerfully concentrated and should be used with care. Be sure to only use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils and follow all label warnings and instructions. Essential oils should never be used in the eyes or inside of the ear canal. If redness or irritation occurs when you essential oils topically, simply apply a carrier oil, such a fractionated coconut oil to the affected area- water will not dilute essential oils. Consult your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant or under a doctor's care. Look for the the following symbols by the product description and it will give you the appropriate precautions on individual essential oil labels.

Here is some great tips on application:

I will do an additional post on the use and safety of essential oils during pregancy and babies, because its important to know proper dilution for babies and which few oils to avoid during pregnancy.
Example- you would want to use caution with Peppermint during breastfeeding since it may affect your milk production.

How do I purchase these amazing Oils?

They offer an amazing cost effective way of purchasing the oils at wholesale cost, which is incredible! It's an awesome way to enjoy the oils at a 25% discount without any pressure to sell. I am so glad doTERRA has that option. Membership is a one time $35 fee through your Wellness Consultant and if you purchase one of the great starter kits the $35 fee is waived! This is a great option so you can start with a kit of the most popular oils and learn which ones you use the most and be introduced to the many uses.

If you are interested in sharing doTERRA, which happens very naturally after you see the amazing benefits, contact your wellness consultant for information! It's a great way to make some extra cash with many benefits to you.

If you want to learn more, visit my personal Wellness Advocate doTERRA page:

For additional information on Essential oils visit-

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.