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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
A close relation to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any essential oil blend. Cassia has been used for thousands of years to maintain physical healthy* and promote emotional well-being.* It's one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION:Cassia
We love our pets. They aren't just animals, but family. And we must do what is best for them. This was our puppy Smokey. We didn't get to keep him for long because I had gotten pregnant and Smokey became very protective of me, not wanting even my husband and kids around me. While we… Continue reading For the Dogs (and Cats)
We've all heard the phrases "MIND OVER MATTER" and "WILL POWER" and sometimes think we simply don't have any. But let me tell you right now, YES YOU DO! We all have the agency to be what we can be and should be. We all have the ability to chose and make choices of what… Continue reading Are You Empowered?
Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but its internal and topical benefits are equally noteworthy. This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity* and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper promotes healthy circulation,* but… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Black Pepper
Let's talk Health and Wellness. Now, this includes all the body, mind, and spirit. But today, we're talking body. I've been eating well for a while now, and I've been walking. I went from being bedridden to walking almost 6 miles, 4to 5 days a week. I had lost 4 lbs. doing this over a… Continue reading Get Fit Challenge!
Bergamot Citrus bergamia With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot can dissipate anxious feelings while simultaneously cleansing and purifying the skin. For my TRUSTED BRAND of Essential Oils, click on the heart! Description Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used… Continue reading Essential Oil Education: Bergamont
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
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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