Holiday Season DIYs

This time of year can be stressful. As adults, we are able to realize and figure out ways to deal with it. This can be by eliminating things on our to do list, talking to loved ones, or other various ways to release that stress. But, this time of year is also stressful on kids.…

Holiday/Winter Survival Kit

Now that we are getting over the turkey waddle (Whew-thanks, Digest blend!) the weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the rooms are getting more crowded. Sometimes it is simply too overwhelming. Need to freshen up the house for company? Feel SAD settling in? Tempers rising and contention abound? Never fear, support…

Shield Yourself: DIY Hand Sanitizer

Handrails. Doorknobs. Drinking fountains. Bathrooms. Refrigerator doors. Shopping carts. We touch things everyday that hold unseen germs, and this time of year when illness rates increase due to more indoor hours and tight quarters, we essentially need a Shieldto ward them off. Enter Shield Hand Sanitizer. Whether you like a liquidy spray or a gel-style…

School’s Out For Summer (Almost)

I don't know who I feel worse for, the teachers that have had my children all year long or the fact that school is almost over and I will have them home all day, all summer long. We really lucked out on the teacher department this year! They have been so wonderful! But now the…

My Essential Life

Sometimes life gives you lemons and you make lemonade, but sometimes life gives you kids and you use the lemons for all other sorts of reasons. Did you know that Essential Oils can be used for so much more than just health and beauty? Or maybe you didn't even know that. The uses for Essential…

Oh The Yuck!!!

I've got to have a "REAL" moment with everyone for just a minute. This last week was AWFUL!!!!!! I don't think that I could actually capitalize that big enough!! Last week, the mom of the house got food poisoning. I say food poisoning instead of the flu or a stomach bug because it was mostly…

FLU-Sha-Ka-La-Ka!

Oh you know exactly what I’m talking about!!! IT IS GOING AROUND!!!! I have heard story after story after story from friends and family (and strangers for that matter) about how sick they are right now!!! Seriously!!!!!! You better believe that essential oils are debuting in our house like nobody’s business this time of year!!…

Wild for Wild Orange

Have you ever been to Phoenix, AZ in the springtime? During that very brief moment, before the sun explodes during a time that they call summer, the weather is crisp and perfect. You drive around with the windows down and are able to actually enjoy the breeze because it isn’t melting your face off! As…