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

Cleaning Tips

Organizing: 103

How's your progress? Are you making headway? So, you should be moving from one room to another, and working at a steady (maybe slow) pace. Here are a few points I want to make: If you haven't used it in over a year, you probably don't need it. If you haven't worn it in over… Continue reading Organizing: 103


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


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 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


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

Being A Better Person, I Believe In Christ, Personal

Have I Done Any Good….

In my church, we sing a hymn that is a reminder to be kind. Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed. Has anyone's burden been lighter today Because I was… Continue reading Have I Done Any Good….

Essential Oil Education


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


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


  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

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

Cleaning Your Mattress and Other Un-washables

One night, over a year ago, my kids and I had gone to stay with some friends for a few days. This family is one of those families who bring you joy and peace to be around. We've been dear friends for going on 15 years and have loved each other as if we were… Continue reading Cleaning Your Mattress and Other Un-washables

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education


Lemon gets grease and motor oil off hands when doing car repairs.   Peppermint helps relieve minor headaches.   Grapefruit helps suppress appetites.   Wild Orange calms troubled minds.   For my trusted brand of essential oils, click here.