Monday, February 3, 2014
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Friday, January 10, 2014
Young Living has so many products it can be overwhelming. Knowing where to start is hard so I’ve put together a list of my favorite products- products I use almost every day and I would recommend to everyone. I tried to pick things that would be great for anyone to use. If you are working on something specific- like weight loss or fighting sickness- I can create other lists for that!
1. Everyday Oils Kit
There’s just no way around it. You have to have this kit. It’s a kit of 10 oils so technically it could be the whole list but it has to be just #1 or I won’t have room for anything else. I could go on and on about what I use these oils for- in fact, I teach a 1.5 hour class on it so there’s plenty to learn, but for now I will just say- get the kit. I talk about how HERE. Go and watch this video, it’s very similar to the class I teach and you will learn so much! Introduction to Oils video
2. Deep Relief
This product is amazing. It comes in a roll on and makes it very easy to apply exactly where it’s hurting. And that’s what you do- apply it right where it hurts. I love Panaway in the everyday oils kit but once you run out it can be expensive to replace. Deep Relief is your friend. Keep one in your purse and one at home. The men in your life will love it when you can get rid of their “aging” pains with this stuff. Plus, it’s great for headaches with peppermint isn’t cutting it.
3. NingXia Red
Oh dear. I just love this little drink. I take about 2 Tbsp. a day (the size of a shot glass) and I love the way it tastes and I love the extra energy and antioxidant protection it provides. Since you don’t take very much, the bottle lasts a long time (it also comes in pre-proportioned packages). I think it has helped keep me well during this flu season.
4. Progessence Plus
There’s so much information I can lead you to on this product so I’ll just tell you how it’s helped me. I put a drop on my forehead every morning and night. I really feel like it has helped me level out my crazy during those female times of the month. I feel better, I don’t feel like I’m on a roller coaster all month and my hair doesn’t fall out anymore. All good things!
5. Life 5
This is Young Living’s probiotic and I won’t bore you with the research they did to create a wonderfully healthy probiotic plus they added essential oils to make it extra good for you. I went to a conference where the speaker said that if you could only take one suppliment make it this one. When your gut is healthy it helps you feel better, better energy and you start healing from the inside out.
This is the meal replacement shake that I started taking when I did the Young Living 5 day cleanse and I love it so much that I get it whenever I can. It makes choosing breakfast so easy- just add the powder to milk or water (I do almond milk). When you replace more than one meal, it will really help with weight loss. I like it at breakfast and feel like I stay full until lunch and it tastes good which is the most important when you aren’t eating anything else.
I can’t say enough about how much love this cleaner. I love that it comes in a concentrate and you mix it yourself. I love that I have gotten rid of all my other cleaners and just use this one. I love that I can wash my fruit and my toilet with the same thing. I really love that if my kids spray it in their face or mouth I don’t have to worry that it will harm them. I haven’t found a surface I can’t use this with- granite, glass, tile, carpet, fruit, fabric, wood. If I cleaned more I could probably think of more things to use it on. I even put some in my homemade laundry detergent. This is a must have!!!
It was hard to narrow down the Thieves products that I wanted to include. Since I use the toothpaste every day and I love it so much- this one made the cut. I don’t even know why I love it- it works great, tastes good, and doesn’t have any harmful chemicals… and no fluoride!
I discovered this oil last month after so many people have raved about it. It stands for respiratory congestion and that’s exactly what it works on. I put two drops in my hand and rub it on my chest every day during cold season. That’s all I need all day but you can continue to use it if you are still feeling congested. I rub it on my kids chest and back. I love the way it smells and I love the way it works!
10 + 1. Release
Grapefruit, tea tree, shampoo/conditioner
I could probably list 20 more- and if you ask someone else their list may be completely different. I promise you will find your top 10 list when you start using oils!
What are your favorites?
If you want these products- I tell you about how you can get theme HERE for wholesale pricing!!!
I’m an interior designer, not a doctor. I do my research and I love using natural products and remedies in my home but do your own research and make the best decision for your family!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Just wanted to give you a quick update before we leave... this afternoon!!!
We collected a bunch of food to take then divided it into 5 piles so we could each take some food. If we put it all together it would have been too heavy for the 50 lb weight limit per bag.
Here's the bottom of my bag. Lots of sweet potatoes and some marshmallows!
Just in case you are curious- here's some of the things we are cooking:
Turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, sweet potatoes, stuffing, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, ambrosia, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, salad, brownies, cookies, apple pie, carrots, green beans... i can't even remember the rest!
Here's how you can pray when we are gone- copied from Cristi's facebook post this morning:
the team as they take off today and leave children and jobs and worries
for a week. Pray that it will be a wonderful week for them here in
2. Our friends here that we are passing out invitations to...pray that they'd be able to attend the meal.
3. Relationships to be deepened and/or formed and for opportunities to share the gospel with them over this long weekend...
Thurs. Night-dinner with our café inglês group
Fri. Night-dinner with our Bible study peeps and a few other random families we're inviting
Sat.-6 families from Calvin's class
Sun.-5 families from Lily's class
Mon. night-dinner with neighbors
Pray that by Monday night we'll still be able to force Turkey and Cranberry sauce down our throats
I will try and post updates along the way. Hopefully we will have time to stop for a minute- I may be too tired at the end of the day!
Thank you for your prayers!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
When it's melted take it off the heat and add arrowroot and baking soda.
When it's all stirred in add the oil and stir some more.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Colleyville, TX 76034
We would also love your prayers! Pray for the people of Portugal, that it will be easy to get the word out about the dinners and that everyone will be able to come, for trip safety and safety of our kids that we are leaving here, that there will be opportunities to talk about God and what He has done in our lives, for our energy and cooking skills... just about anything!
Our team is Michelle, Josh, Tracy, Mike & Catherine and we are meeting missionaries Michael and Cristi when we get there. We will be traveling Nov. 5-13th. Thank you for your prayers!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
So here's what I tried today:
Bacon Wrapped Pizza Muffin. I thought these were soooo yummy. Not sure what the rest of the family thought. They have bacon and goat cheese- so that's a great start. They also have a bunch of other ingredients but don't be overwhelmed. I replaced the onions, mushrooms and green bell peppers with sweet potato cubes and avocado... it's what I had. There's coconut and tapioca flour in them- you can get those at most stores under "bobs red mill" brand. If you start taking wheat out of your diet you will be surprised how much you use these flours!
And then there's these amazing little babies. Pumpkin Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I'm pretty sure I ate the whole recipe in about 30 minutes. I'm hiding 3 for my mom so I won't eat them. Mine are a little smaller and stayed more balled up. They are super soft in the middle like a cake ball. I used regular chocolate chips- I haven't even looked for the kind they talk about and I don't know what's special about them. You will notice there's no flour or eggs- I read the recipe 5 times to make sure I didn't miss something. I used cashew butter- you can get it in the peanut butter aisle but read the ingredients- look for one that only has cashews and oil in it. Sprouts has it for sure, don't know where else. And use real maple syrup- not regular pancake syrup.
Now. Go make these immediately.
Here's my Pinterest board- I've narrowed down some healthy recipes and I haven't tried them all yet but it's a little bit less overwhelming than the other board. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
So every month- we have approx 5 different people coming over to the house to visit baby J. Therapist (times 2), CASA worker, CPS caseworker and foster agency caseworker. Oh, and someone comes by twice a month to pick her up for a visit with bio parents.
Mostly everyone comes in to play with J and stays in one room or a couple of rooms. Once a quarter we get to have someone come over and inspect all the rooms for safety and to make sure our kitchen soap is not sitting out. Wouldn't want someone to drink it and then poop bubbles or something :-)
So I've kind of gotten over having my house clean for every visitor- I mean- who has time to clean their house 5 times a month? Not going to happen. But I do feel like I should have it clean for our quarterly inspection. And that's today. So I officially have 5 hours to clean. For a normal person that would probably be perfectly acceptable. However, I am very bad at cleaning.
Maybe I will take a before an after picture. And if I'm not too embarrassed I will post it.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
I keep one of these in each of the bathrooms plus near the diaper pail... and in the kitchen. It's safe enough for your kids to spray in their mouth (fabreeze.. not so much, unless you like the idea of formaldehyde in their mouths)