My Gateway Oil

I am the first to admit that I was a skeptic! I did not know a thing about essential oils. I was sure they didn’t do anything beyond smell nice. And the idea that they could support my body systems in any way was, well, I thought that was ridiculous.  🙄 So when someone I love invited me to an oil party, I decided to go. I wasn’t going to buy anything, I knew oils weren’t for me. But, I would go and support my family member at this party.

At this party, the oils in the starter kit were passed around so we could smell them, one at a time. While they were passed around, the oily educator talked about each oil, and ways to use it. I have to tell you, I was amazed that they could be used for so many things!  When the peppermint oil was passed to me, I put the bottle to my nose to smell it, and, oh my, it was like my senses had been asleep and suddenly came alive! Like a little burst of energy, is the best way to describe how that sniff of peppermint made me feel. I was intrigued! I listened to the rest of the presentation, asked some questions, smelled the oils again. And, do you know, I bought my starter kit that day! 😊

Once my kit arrived, I was determined to use them. I got added to some oily fb groups, where I could ask questions and get tips, tricks and advice. There are literally hundreds of uses for these oils. Like, peppermint oil on those days you feel like someone is hammering your head. Or lavender in the diffuser to support restful sleep. Or thieves on my feet and/or in the diffuser to support my immune system. Or panaway on my muscles after a tough workout.💪 Or digize on my tummy when I’ve eaten too much Mexican food. 🌮 I use oils every single day! The skeptic became a believer, and now I support my body systems every day with essential oils!

I also began to fall in love with other products from Young Living. They have amazing skin care products, oral care products like toothpaste and floss, vitamins, supplements, food products, baby products and even makeup! All toxin-free! I can’t share with you here every product I use because this post would never end. But, I can share a few of my favorites: Orange Blossom Face Wash is great, makes my face feel amazing, and, since you only need a very small amount, it lasts a long time. Sheerlume Brightening Cream. I can confidently leave the house with no makeup if I want to when I use this. I slather my body with Lavender Hand and Body Lotion every night before bed. I love the Seedlings Baby Wipes as makeup removers and have used them as dryer sheets. And have I mentioned that I love the Einkorn Granola?? And Ningxia Red? Oh my, I don’t go a day without Ningxia, especially this time of year!

Do I know everything there is to know about Young Living and all their products? Of course not! But I’m learning as I go. I would love to help you learn! Do you have questions about Young Living? Or about essential oils? Message me and I’ll share with you what I know.

I love Young Living, their promise of quality with their Seed to Seal program, and, of course, their oils and products!

#wellness #purpose #abundance




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Oh Zeus!

Zeus! Our 9 month old German Shepherd. He’s a handful, stubborn and strong willed.

Zeus had another private consultation with the trainer about 2 weeks ago. We were given more good tips about specific things we could be doing with him. Adam and I started implementing these new tips every day. Zeus really stepped up, and he started to answer commands more quickly.

Last week, he had another day train session. He spent the day with the trainer and, Ryan, the trainer, could see progress!! Hooray!! He suggested we bring him back to group class on the weekend. Adam and I were both apprehensive about Zeus and group class. The first group class Zeus went to did not go so well. We had to stay off to the side of the group with him. So, the idea of group class was not inviting, lol.

Group class is on Saturday mornings. We arrived, and got Zeus out of the car. Of course, he started barking immediately at other people/dogs in the parking lot, but we were able to control him. Group class went so well!! Zeus did everything he was supposed to do, and we had no trouble controlling him or getting him to listen to commands. This is huge! A huge step in the right direction!

He goes back in a few days for another day train session. This time, they will take him out in public. That should be interesting! And then, Saturday will be another group session. He has two more group classes that are paid for. I would kind of like to keep going to the group classes after our paid ones are done. And I’d like both Zeus and Zeke to go. I think it would be great for both of them to continue. But, we’ll see how much that costs.

For now, we are happy with how Zeus is finally making progress. Zeke has needed some work as well, as we have been lax with him, always considering him the “good” one, lol. But, after such intense work with Zeus, it became clear we needed to reinforce commands with Zeke as well. So, we’ve stepped up efforts with Zeke, and he’s doing well.

Now, if only we could do something about all that German Shepherd hair all over the house!!

Feel the love!

Because it’s Valentine’s Day, I’m celebrate this day of love with you by offering a special deal. Begin your Young Living journey with any premium starter kit today, February 14, 2018, and I will give you $25 back. What’s not to love about that? This offer is good only until midnight tonight, 2-14-18.

As always, if you have questions, please email me at

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Young Living is making some changes to the Premium Starter Kit. Change is good, and these changes are really good!

The first change is replacing the sample oil sachets that come in the kit. These will be replaced with a 1 oz. sample of Thieves Household Cleaner. This is amazing!! Thieves Household Cleaner is what I use to clean my whole house. I love this change to the kit!

The next change is a switch of two oils in the kit. Purification and RC will no longer be in the premium starter kits. They will be replaced with Citrus Fresh and Raven, two great oils. You can still purchase Purification and RC separately, but they will no longer be in the kit.

Pretty good stuff, huh? Message me at if you would like more info about these changes or you have questions.

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I haven’t posted photos here in a while. No, I haven’t lost my love for photography. I love pulling the camera out and getting great shots. But, I’ve been posting my favorite photos online at 500px. I’ll leave the link so you can check out my portfolio. No, I’m not a professional, not even close, but I love to take photos!

My 500px Portfolio


It’s here!!

Starting today, you can get your own Young Living account with a Savvy Minerals makeup premium starter kit. Savvy Minerals makeup is cruelty free and contains no talc, no bismuth, no mineral oil, no parabens, no gluten, no phthalates, no dyes, no petrochemicals, no synthetic fragrance and no synthetic colorants.


If you are new to Savvy Minerals makeup, and have been wanting to switch to clean make up, the BEST way to get started is by grabbing yourself one of the “new” Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kits*. It includes everything you need for your five-minute face 💁🏼‍♀️

There are four kits to choose from and each includes:
• (1) Foundation (Cool 2, Warm 2, Dark 1, Dark 4)
• (1) Blush
• (3) Eyeshadows
• (1) Lip Gloss
• Misting Spray
• Foundation Brush
• 5-ml Lavender Essential Oil
• Savvy Minerals by Young Living Booklet
• Introduction to Young Living Booklet

*Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kits are available in the US market only. If you’re someone that shares about YL, when you equip a family with a Savvy Kit you get the same happy check back – $50.
Kits are 100.00 PV,  and the price $150.00 USD

Check out how GREAT of a deal these kits are! 🎉The price to buy the kit items individually is roughly $199.75 not including the $45 wholesale membership! The retail price of the Savvy kit is roughly $262.83!

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Diffuser Giveaway

Tomorrow, January 31, 2018, is the last day to get in on the drawing for this diffuser. Start your oily journey with me today or tomorrow, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win this diffuser. As an added bonus, join before the end of the day tomorrow, 1-31-18, and I will give you $10 back once you enroll.


There’s still time to take advantage of this offer!

Hello, my friends!

I have something fun to share with you today! The Home Diffuser, Rose Design, has been phased out by Young Living and is no longer available. It’s one of my favorites, and I have one sitting next to my bed, supporting me as I sleep.

Yes, it’s no longer available, but, I have one to give away. Brand new, never used.

When you start your oily journey with me during the month of January, 2018, you will be entered for a chance to win this Home Diffuser, Rose Design. That means, if you win, you would have 2 diffusers, one in your kit, and this one. What?!? Who wouldn’t want 2 diffusers? I currently have 3 throughout my house. And I would love another, because, one in every room would be awesome!

To be entered for a chance…

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Savvy Minerals

Get excited! Get very excited!!

Young Living will start offering a starter kit featuring their Savvy Minerals makeup! This much-anticipated kit will be available starting in February.

If you’ve been interested in Young Living, but still on the fence about joining, or are not entirely sure about essential oils, this kit is for you! Start your Young Living journey with the amazing Savvy Minerals makeup. Clean, toxin-free makeup for the win! Your kit gives you membership so you can continue to enjoy the products at wholesale prices. What’s not to love about this??

The kit includes 1 foundation, 1 blush, 3 eyeshadows, 1 lip gloss, Misting Spray, Foundation brush, 5ml bottle of Lavender essential oil, a Savvy Minerals booklet and an introduction to YL booklet.

Stay tuned, I will post again when it’s available.

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Perfect Day

Wedding day has come and gone. That’s right, Christopher and Sarah got married on Saturday. It was a perfect day, a perfect weekend really.

The weekend started on Friday getting the hall set up and decorated. Sarah and her mom had a vision, and we made it come to fruition. It was absolutely magical! Here are just a few shots of the beauty.

After we finished getting the hall ready, it was off to the hotel to get ready for rehearsal and dinner. Rehearsal went great, it was fun and everyone learned what they needed to do the next day. Once we were done at church, it was off to dinner. Dinner was at a local restaurant and the food was amazing! It was fun having down time to just enjoy a great meal and chat with everyone. We lingered for a bit, enjoying the company, and then we headed back to the hotel for a good nights sleep.

Wedding day dawned with beautiful sunshine. It was a pleasant day, not super cold. We enjoyed breakfast, and then the preparations began. My hairdresser came to our hotel to do my hair. Tim, Adam and I got ourselves ready (Christopher had spent the night with his groomsmen), and we headed out for the short drive to the church.

After arriving at church, we went downstairs where the guys were hanging out. They were all super relaxed and enjoying playing cards. I headed back upstairs when the guys decided it was time to get their tuxes on.

I waited long enough for them to all be in their tuxes, then headed back downstairs. I got a little choked up seeing Christopher in his tux. This is my firstborn, about to marry the girl of his dreams! The photographer had arrived and was taking a few photos, and wedding time was getting closer.

I went back up to get a peek at the bride. Oh my! She took my breath away! Sarah is so beautiful, but seeing her in that beautiful wedding gown got me choked up again! I gave her a hug and left so the photographer could get photos of the ladies.

Guests started arriving, and my nerves kicked in. Good thing I had slathered myself with Frankincense oil. It was helping keep me centered.

Finally, it was time. Adam escorted me to my seat, with Tim following.  They both looked so handsome in their tuxes. All the guys did! Soon, the bridal party was in place and it was time to watch the bride being escorted down the aisle by her dad.

The wedding ceremony was beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Perfect, really! Pictures followed, and then it was time to party. We took our cars back to the hotel and rode the shuttle to the hall. The bridal party would arrive in their limo.

The reception was so much fun! The food was so delicious and the cake was beautiful and so yummy! There was a lot of dancing, a lot of photos and a whole lot of fun. Truly a perfect day/night. We stayed until the end, and then headed back to the hotel on the shuttle.

After breakfast the next day, we headed back to the hall to clean up. It went fast, a lot faster than set up. We loaded up all the vehicles and headed over to Sarah’s parents house. We helped unload and then Christopher and Sarah opened their gifts. They got so many nice things.

I knew it would go fast. Things like this always do. You spend months planning and prepping and then it’s over in a flash. But, my goal was to be “in the moment” for the whole weekend, and enjoy all of it. I did! Best weekend ever! Best wedding ever!

Congratulations Christopher and Sarah! I love you both so much and I am excited for your “happily ever after”!!

Class is in session!


If you have been wanting to learn about essential oils, but don’t have time to attend a class, here is a perfect option. It’s basically a bundle of graphics that explain what essential oils are, how to use them and some info about the oils in the premium starter kit.

It doesn’t get much easier than this.

See how easy that was? Now you have some basic info about oils. Are you curious enough to get started on your oily journey? Remember, if you start your oily journey with me during this month, January 2018, you will be entered for a chance to win a Home Diffuser-Rose Design.

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