Gardening and Self-Reliance

Gardening: Tips to Growing in Small Gardens

We don't have a lot of growing space in our yard, and even though our garden has been successful this year, I've been looking for ways to make our garden even better. This video has 9 wonderful tips that I plan on adding to my garden for next years harvest. I'd love to hear your… Continue reading Gardening: Tips to Growing in Small Gardens

Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

Small Scale Farming

So, as some of you may know, one of our family goals is to own a farm again. (My husband and I both grew up on a farm.) And while all my children will not be raised on a farm, seeing as how one has already left home, but we hope to share it with… Continue reading Small Scale Farming

I Believe In Christ

Motivational Monday: Even though it’s Tuesday

I let yesterday get away from me. And I'll admit, I was being lazy and spent the day reading. 🙂 I do that every so often. I love to read and sometimes get wrapped up and refuse to put my book down. That was yesterday for me. Today, I'll put up yesterday's post and today's.… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Even though it’s Tuesday

Being A Better Person, Emotional Health, Family

Big Changes…Big Blessings

Yesterday, after nearly 19 years of living with my oldest baby, we took her off to college. My baby is smart (graduated Valedictorian, got full-ride scholarships to her college), kind, loving, and beautiful in every way. She's a hard worker and takes her talents and increases them. If she wants to do something she may… Continue reading Big Changes…Big Blessings

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Motivation Monday: Will Smith

My first love of Will Smith came with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He made me laugh. He still does. But over the years, he has also proven profound. He is a great ambassador of working hard and honing skills. He teaches that talent isn't as important as hard work. Because without hard work, your… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Will Smith

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clary Sage

Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clary Sage

Emotional Health

Why Choices Matter…

Part of me would love to live in fall year round, but then, I'd miss out on my son's summer birthday. I'd miss the family summer camping trips. I'd miss Christmas and Easter. As much I love autumn, and it is my favorite season, I have to ask myself, would I love it the same… Continue reading Why Choices Matter…

Being A Better Person, Gardening and Self-Reliance

Self-Reliance

“Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family.” (LDS Definition) 12 Principles of Self-Reliance Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ:  I believe this is elemental in all we do in life. 2.  Use Time Wisely:  When we learn how to organize our time to… Continue reading Self-Reliance

Being A Better Person, Emotional Health

Discouraged?

It is so easy to allow ourselves to become discouraged in life. Let's face it, bad things happen. Our cars break down. Our children misbehave. We fight with those we love. People cut us off in traffic. People can be rude and say things that offend us or hurt our feelings. Yep, this is a… Continue reading Discouraged?

Cleaning Tips

Organizing: 102

Now that you've got a room cleared, and everything from that room in the room it needs to be in, you need to do a deep cleaning of the room you've cleared. And understand that this one room needs to stay clean. When something comes into this room, put it away. Now, move to the… Continue reading Organizing: 102

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high.* Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums.* Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks. Primary Benefits Supports healthy metabolic function* Maintains a healthy immune system* Naturally… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cinnamon Bark

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Beauty: How Health Affects Appearance

Some of you have read my story, about being sick for years. It's amazing how poor health affects so much more than what you're capable of doing. I'm putting up a picture of me taken August 5, 2012 and then one taken August 1, 2016. People who knew me before, have told me I look… Continue reading Beauty: How Health Affects Appearance

Cleaning Tips, Uncategorized

Organizing: 101

Would you like a clean, easy to maintain home? Want to be able to clean it in 30 minutes or less if company is coming unexpectedly? It's easier than you think. I've gotten there with my main floor. Still working on bedrooms and down stairs, but since I'm a full time mom, business technique coach,… Continue reading Organizing: 101

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cilantro

  Primary Benefits Aids digestion* Powerful cleanser and detoxifier* Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor Uses Place two drops in a veggie cap to experience a cleansing and detoxifying effect.* Add to stir fries, salads, and dips to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor. Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma. Assists with… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cilantro

Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Good Eats

This summer, it's important, with all the junk we tend to eat, to try harder to be healthy. So here's a few suggestions: Add more fruit and vegetables to your diet. During the hot months, it's difficult to eat heavy foods any way, so we tend to do a lot of snacking. Which isn't necessarily… Continue reading Healthy Living: Good Eats

Gardening and Self-Reliance

Gardening: Watering Your Grow Box

My friend Alysia has this easy watering system in her garden, and so we did something similar for now, until we get our grow boxes up and running next year. But, since I don't have this system up and running yet, let me show you what we do have so far this year and the… Continue reading Gardening: Watering Your Grow Box