Emotional Health

Emotional Health: Calming Stress

I'm sure we've all had days where we just want to sit down and cry. And some of may have even done it. No matter how many good days you have, no matter how often you look on the bright side of things, or see the silver lining, you are going to have bad moments.… Continue reading Emotional Health: Calming Stress

Gardening and Self-Reliance

A New Way of Gardening (For Me)

As I've said, my husband and I both grew up on farms and so we should have a great garden, right? Though it's growing, it's not great. Part of the problem is that we both work and rely on our children to care for it. (Mostly our 11 year old son.) He does well enough,… Continue reading A New Way of Gardening (For Me)

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living


I got this tasty treat from the Aroma Tools blog. Frozen Yogurt Bites Servings: 2 cups Time: 10 minutes active; 2 hours inactive Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 1/2 cup fruit of choice 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 drop citrus essential oil (lemon, orange, lime, etc.) 1/4 cup orange juice 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (about 1… Continue reading DIY FROZEN YOGURT BITES

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

Cleaning Your Chicken’s Coop

No matter what your chicken coop looks like, how large or small, one thing all chicken owners have in common is the need to keep it clean. I'll be honest here, growing up, we didn't sterilize our chicken coop, I'm sure, ever. We cleaned it out, but didn't do much deep cleaning. People simply didn't… Continue reading Cleaning Your Chicken’s Coop

I Believe In Christ, Uncategorized

As He Dwelt in Tent

Today's post came from the comments on my Humility and Pride post. It was written by one of my team members, someone who has become a dear friend and sister to me over the years, and someone I hold in high esteem and am grateful to God every day He put us in each others… Continue reading As He Dwelt in Tent

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

Tomato Basil Salad

Okay, my salad doesn't ever look like this, because I don't arrange my salads to look pretty. But I love this salad. It's one of my favorites. I usually don't add the cheese, simply because I prefer it without, but it's still good with. I prefer basil fresh from the garden, but you can get… Continue reading Tomato Basil Salad

Building Business, Uncategorized

Money and Happiness

pay the bills, helps us obtain financial freedom, and offers us choices we might not have without it. We've all watched those with wealth lead lives of pain and heartache. Make bad choices and suffer from others bad choices. Their wealth didn't shield them from what we all go through. Some even feel money is… Continue reading Money and Happiness

Essential Oil Education

Essential Oil Education: Basil

           Basil  Ocimum basilicum The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking. For my TRUSTED BRAND of Essential Oils, click on the heart! Description Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma… Continue reading Essential Oil Education: Basil

Being A Better Person


What do you think of when you think SELF-RELIANT? Do images of eating bark, readying for the apocalypse, or driving until you run out of gas and footing it across the country, possibly being followed by zombies come to mind? It may simply bring to mind images much like the ones above. Working hard, gardening,… Continue reading Self-Reliance

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education


Whether you have kids or not, you've probably got stains. For the next few weeks, we'll talk about getting stains out of your clothes, upholstery, mattress, and carpet. Now, hopefully you don't have many food stains on mattress, but it seems like the rest of the house is fair game if you have kids. (I'm… Continue reading STAIN CLEANING

Essential Oil Education, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

Animal Care on the Farm

Happy Monday! Monday's on Organizing Life's Skills, we will talk about Farming, Homesteading, and Animal Care. At this moment, we are looking to buy a farm, but my husband and I both grew up on farms and I will share some of our combined knowledge, along with things I've found online. Today, we're talking chickens.… Continue reading Animal Care on the Farm

I Believe In Christ

Humility and Pride

Today in church we discussed the difference between a Humble Heart and a Prideful Heart. I think, at different times, we find ourselves in both catagories. Being human, we often find ourselves prideful. Though it's natural, it's not what God asks of us. We must repent and strive daily to be more HUMBLE. To be… Continue reading Humility and Pride


Happy Father’s Day!

This is a special day for me, because I get to celebrate some great men! First and foremost is my wonderful husband and the father of my kids. John Jensen, I love you more than words can say! You are the hardest working, most loving man I know. Happy Father's Day! Now, to move on… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!


Oh how the weak cling…

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of taking 16 boys (with just two adults), ages 7 to 11, to Cub Scout Day Camp. We had a great time and the boys were really good, so that made everything so much better. It's so great when you have good kids to hang… Continue reading Oh how the weak cling…

Essential Oil Education

Essential Oils Education: Arborvitae

             Arborvitae  Thuja plicata With natural preservation properties, essential oil from the native Canadian Arborvitae tree acts as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, while providing a warm, earthy aroma. To discover my Trusted Brand, click on the heart!  Description Known as the “tree of life, ” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in… Continue reading Essential Oils Education: Arborvitae

Essential Oil Education

Beauty Tip

Need to relax? Did you know that relaxing and sleep play a huge role in inward and outward beauty? If you are too stressed and can't relax or don't get enough sleep it makes us irritable. It also causes bags and circles under the eyes. Here's a tip to help you relax! To find out… Continue reading Beauty Tip

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables each day? Part of Healthy Living is healthy eating. It's recommended by most nutritionist to each six small meals each day and to stop eating after 8 pm. On this blog, I'll add healthy tips for eating, exercise, etc. Today's tip, eat more fruit! And eat 6 small… Continue reading Healthy Living