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Married with 2 adult children (one is in college, one is special needs and attends a day program for developmentally disabled adults), Aromatherapy student, pet lover
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I blog about aromatherapy and essential oils and how to use them them properly. I also love herbs,.. gardening, and all-things home and family life.

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Other Tags: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Herbs, Gardening, Homemade

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  • AMAZING CLEANER SPRAYIncorporating essential oils into my homemade blends is definitely a win-win in my opinion.  When I run low on my cleaners, this is my "go-to" blend to create. I learned about creating homemade products using eos when I attended a webinar...
  • ANTI-ANXIETY BLEND FOR THE HOLIDAY BLUESHappy Holiday Happy holiday,  While the merry bells keep ringing May your every wish come true Happy holiday, happy holiday May the calendar keep bringing Happy holidays to you! Holiday Season...'Tis the season full of si...
  • ALLERGY INHALER BLENDAfter Friday and Saturday's "being outside picking grapes & Jam Making Day," I am feeling the effects of being outside with high pollen counts.  The dreaded "A" word, Allergies, is definitely in the air....literally.  I hav...
    on Aug 27, 2016 in gardening homemade
    Way in the back of my yard is a concord grape vine. I didn't plant it but I did inherit it when we bought the house some years ago. That little vine produced its best crop this year; almost 5 cups of concord grapes. That is a new record! :)  Because...
    on Aug 20, 2016 in Flyby Giveaway winner Propeller LLC
    True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: Result:5Powered by RANDOM.ORG I have a winner for the $25 Gift Card Giveaway!  Kelly Thompson, You are the Winner!  I am sending you an email with the information that I need from you to send to the sponso...
  • FINDING YOUR INNER ZENDuring times of extra stress (sickness, family issues, life in general), I like to offer my body some support and extra nurturing. Essential oil blends in an inhaler can provide that for you by way of inhalation and the limbic system. I love how this...
    on Aug 12, 2016
    Summer colds are so miserable.  Nothing says "FUN!" like being stuck inside with a box of kleenexes, blowing your nose.  My Grandma used to tell me that air conditoning was the reason that people caught colds in the summer.  She was not...
  • FAMILY CHRISTIAN STORE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAYIf you want to skip the review and get right to the contest, scroll to the end of the post. :) AT fAMILY CHRISTIAN, SHOPPING IS GIVING!  iN 2013, fAMILY cHRISTIAN BECAME A NON-PROFIT.  tHEIR SLOGAN IS, "wE ARE nOT FOR PROFIT AND ALL FOR PU...
    on Aug 1, 2016 in Amazon aromatherapy free
    I love reading aromatherapy books on my Kindle and especially if the book is FREE!  Right now, Amazon is offering this book "The Complete Guide to Clinical Aromatherapy & Essential Oils for the Physical Body" for $0.00.  Can't get any...
    on Jul 30, 2016
    After working most of the week on the Plum-Dandy Project, I finally have a few minutes to sit and blog.  If I ever see a wild plum again, it will be too soon!   I started seeing plums in my dreams.  That's when you know that you have worked just a...
    on Jul 27, 2016 in family homemade life
    When life hands you plums, make jelly, sauce, and cake! :) Recently, I was able to pick a ton of wild plums from a tree on my neighbor's property.  The current storms that we have been experiencing weakened the branches to the point that the tree h...
    on Jul 11, 2016 in aromatherapy essential oils family
    I have missed an entire week here on my blog!  Last week, I was busy getting ready for a procedure and an overnight stay at the hospital.  Talk about stress!!  Thankfully, everything went just fine and I am getting caught up on everything that I p...
  • The Life We Never Expected Book Review and GIVEAWAYAbout The Life We Never Expected: Sometimes life throws you a curveball. Andrew and Rachel Wilson know what it means to live a life they never expected. As the parents of two children with special needs, their story mingles deep pain with deep joy...
  • ALL NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENTMosquitoes.  Even the word makes me cringe.  Ever since I got bitten a few years ago and got an infection from the bite, I am super leery of those little beasties.  This is a recipe that I copied down a few years ago courtesy of Aromahead Institut...
    on Jun 27, 2016 in cats family gardening herbs homemade recipe
    Nothing says summer like good ol' mint tea. I have a lot of it growing in my garden and am always searching for a good mint tea recipe. This one is a keeper!! Mint Tea:10 sprigs fresh mint1/2-1 cup sugar8-10 cups waterjuice of one lemon Wash and...
  • Mala Bead Necklace / Mala Bead Bracelet (Agalwood)
    on Jun 23, 2016 in reviews Tomoson
    Disclosure:  I recently had the opportunity to review a Mala bead necklace from #zeniproducts for a reduced price in exchange for my honest review.  What are mala beads?  Simply stated, mala beads are a set of beads that have traditionally been u...
    on Jun 22, 2016 in birthday fun family
    MY TWIN SISTER & HER HUBBY Flowers, Balloons, Sunshine, Presents, Chatting with my Twin on the phone on and off all day, exchanging gifts with my back-yard neighbor who also shares my birthday, watching movies (Zootopia!! LOVE!). Cake. Pizza. I...
  • LAVENDER AND ORANGE BODY & LINEN SPRAYLavender and Orange.  Two beautiful essential oils that are wonderful by themselves and even better when they are together.   I decided the other day to make my own body/linen spray, after a popular blend that I had purchased at the store.
  • My Mother's Quilts Book Review and Giveaway
    on Jun 15, 2016 in Book Reviewe Giveaway
    Not only do I love all-things essential oils and such, I also love quilts! I used to quilt with my mom when I was growing up; that's why this book just spoke to me! I was so excited to be able to review this book and host a giveaway here on my blog.
  • Super Vitamin C L'Ascorbic Acid Serum
    on Jun 12, 2016
    Vitamin C Serum L'Ascorbic Acid This gorgeous "Triple C" Technology Super Vitamin C Serum consists of:  - 10% Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)  - 3% Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C derivative)  - 0.9% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vi...

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