Pin To Win! Or Not!

I don’t know where this last week went! I know that we all feel that way at times, but this week has been no joke!!!

We had my daughter’s birthday and birthday party this week. She is seven and had requested a “Gymnastics themed” birthday party. She has had a party every year, simply because we have a really big family and that is just the way it turns out, even when planning something small. Last year we were in the midst of building a house and living in a rental in the meantime; we told her that we weren’t going to do a party that year, but she could take two friends ice-skating. We still had a family dinner, which of course was a party in itself.

So, not including last year because there wasn’t a “real” party, this was going to be my first party to host as a full time, stay at home mom. Pinterest gets the best of me on a regular basis and I have come to the conclusion that it should be a game, kind of like candycrush or bejeweled or whatever they play. There are people that are really good and possibly obsessed and then there are people that try real hard, thinking they are having fun but end up really peeved through the whole process. I fall in the last category, I’m sure!

It is the story of my life and I’m not sure why I keep torturing myself. Maybe it’s because I think that it takes time to become good at something or maybe it’s because I get some weird joy out of making my husband miserable through all my “crafts” and money I’ve wasted when I should have just bought whatever it was I was trying to make.

Anyway, this year I felt that because I was home, I had to have the perfect party for her. I had to have the most awesome “Pinterest party”. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.

Every year we have had amazingly, beautiful weather for my daughter’s birthday, but this year it decided to snow, a lot! Let’s start there. I had found (Pinterested) all of these really fun activities to do with the kids and bought my daughter a gymnastics mat for her birthday, of course my house doesn’t have the space to have 14 little kids flipping and bouncing around in it, this was suppose to be done outside. Then, I tried to make these super cute vault things out of candy and pretzels. I put them in the fridge to let the molding chocolate cool, only to come back to all but one had fallen over and are now hard. I also bought ribbon and was planning on making these chocolate medals for the kids. Another Pinterest win! The pictures show hot gluing ribbon to those chocolate looking coins in order to make medals. How on earth are you suppose to do that??? The chocolate melts!!!



Finally, I decided, what the heck am I doing???? So I grabbed myself my handy roller bottle of “Liquid Xanax” and loaded myself up! This stuff is amazing and I keep it premixed, on hand at all times!! Its great for little ones too!!! When I went to bed I coated my feet and wrists with the amazing Dream salve so that I could make sure I got a good night sleep. I woke up refreshed, grateful, and at peace with the fact that I will probably never be THAT “Pinterest Mom”, but the best part is that my daughter had the best time and had no idea of my fails.

“Liquid Xanax” roller

woman-head-in-hands10 drops Zen Balancing Blend

5 drops Vetiver essential oil

10 drops LXR Anxiety Blend

Add the oils to a 10mL roller bottle and fill the remainder with carrier oil. Use as needed at the onset of stress, irritation, or sense of feeling overwhelmed.

“Gratitude” Roller Blend

IMG_38104 drops Bergamot essential oil

3 drops Wild Orange essential oil

2 drops Geranium essential oil

2 drops White Fir essential oil

Add the oils to a 10mL roller bottle and fill the remainder with carrier oil. Use as needed when your mood is down and you are feeling unappreciative.


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