New Recipe

For dinner yesterday, I made a new recipe. I get tired of cooking the same things all the time, so, once in a while, I throw in something new.

It’s a chicken recipe. Fried chicken, something I almost never make. I don’t care for the mess from frying chicken, but, I was willing to give this a try because it sounded good. There is an option for baking this in the oven.

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken

It was very good! Even Adam thought it was good! And, yes, there was extra clean-up afterward, but it was worth it. Will I make it again? Yes!

Give it a try!


The Holidays Are Coming

Even though it’s only October, I’m super excited for the holidays this year! I’ve made a good sized dent in my Christmas shopping already, and I’m excited to do the rest. I’ve picked up some things that I know the recipients are going to love, and, for me, that’s the best part of Christmas.

Yes, I know, we still need to get through Halloween. I love Halloween, but, it’s not as fun for me as it used to be when my boys were young. However, I love seeing neighborhood kids come to the door in their costumes.

And, there’s also Thanksgiving. I love this holiday! I love that we are all together and the amazing food that goes with Thanksgiving! I love stuffing, or dressing as some people call it. I could make a meal out of just stuffing and mashed potatoes! I’ve always had the jellied cranberry sauce out of a can, and, I love it. But, last year, I made homemade cranberry sauce and it was amazing! And, let’s not forget about the black olives! Oh, and, of course, pie! I make pumpkin pie and cherry cheese pie for Thanksgiving. Yummo! I can’t wait!

We have always put our Christmas tree up on the day after Thanksgiving. Last year, I think we put it up on the weekend before the holiday. But this year, we may put it up at the beginning of November. I love having the tree up, love the lights, the ornaments with special meaning, all of it.

So much to look forward to!

Are you excited for the holidays?


Fall is upon us, and, while most of the trees here are still green, I have spotted a few trees that are changing color already.

Fall is such a pretty time of year! I love the colorful leaves, the pumpkins, and, yes, even the cooler temps. I am for sure a summer lover, but, I also enjoy the beginning of fall when the temps cool off just a bit.

It’s also a good time of year if you love to get out with your camera. Even a quick trip to a local place where fall beauty is showing is fun. Adam and I made a quick trip to a local place a few days ago. I wanted to go specifically for nature shots, and I wasn’t disappointed. Nature shots are my favorite. Here is a shot of some fall color I found that day:

I love the bright fall colors against the blue sky!

I definitely want to get out more with my camera this season. We have lots going on, especially during this month of October, but, I’m gonna do my best to make time for photography.

Make time to do the things you love!

Fall Firm Up

I think I have mentioned before that I work out with GHUTV online. It’s an online subscription that gives you access to a huge variety of workouts and so much more. They also do a live workout every Monday, which then becomes part of your library.

When I first started with GHUTV, a year and a half ago, I usually just picked a workout and went with it. There is a private fb group called GHUTV Squad, for members. The group usually follows 2 different calendars each month, or you can do your own thing and pick your own workouts. I find that I am more consistent if I stay with a calendar.

For September, they introduced a new calendar, Fall Firm Up Trainers Challenge. This was a calendar of all “live” workouts, and it was intense. I was a sweaty mess every day of this calendar! Yesterday, I finished it!

There’s another new calendar coming for October, it will be released on Monday, I believe. So, today I did Cardio Step 2. It was so much fun! Tomorrow will be a rest day.

I love being a part of the GHUTV Squad. It’s an amazing community of motivation and support.

Do you workout out at home?

Workout Buddy

Do you have a workout buddy? A friend or family member who joins you in your workout?

My workout buddy is Zeus, our german shepherd. He likes to come downstairs with me in the morning while I get my workout in. He pretty much just sleeps the entire time, but he’s down there with me. So, I guess he’s being supportive. 😂

Our other dog, Zeke, couldn’t care less. He rarely comes downstairs during workout time.

I’ve been following the Fall Firm Up Trainers Challenge with Get Healthy U TV. Following a calendar helps keep me more consistent and forces me to choose more challenging workouts. 3 more days and I will have this calendar complete! Chris Freytag and the GHUTV Squad are amazing! If you want to workout from home, have a huge variety of workouts at your disposal, and a squad of motivating and supporting people, then GHUTV is for you! I love it!

Did you get your workout in today? Who is your workout buddy?


There’s Still Time

Did you miss the sale?

Did you miss getting 10% off on your Premium Starter Kit?

So many people have taken advantage of this deal, that Young Living extended it! That’s right! You, too, can get your premium starter kit of oils for 10% off! The sale has been extended through September 18th, 2018.

It was 3 1/2 years ago that I got my kit. I paid full price for mine. I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but I wanted to give them a try.

Now, I reach for these oils every single day! I use them for all the things: to support my skin, my emotions, my body systems, the list is endless!

I would love to add you to our oily family on Facebook. This group is an amazing resource for all things oily! Tips, tricks, advice, oily recipes. You can even ask questions and someone will find the answer for you.

What better way to head into fall and winter than with a oily arsenal at your disposal?!

Ready to get started with Young Living? Click here!

Say What?!?

Oh my! Young Living is at it again!

Today, through September 14th, 2018, the Premium Starter kits are on sale! That’s right! You just have to pick which diffuser you want.

If you have been on the fence about getting started with this awesome plant sauce, now is the time! Jump in, and let me guide you on your journey. Seriously, these oils have changed my life!

Ready to get started with Young Living? Click here!


It’s September 8, 2018. It’s a chilly, gloomy day here. So, I thought I would brighten up my day by offering you something fun.

For today only, when you join my oily family by getting your Premium Starter Kit with Young Living with my link, I will send you an essential oil from my own stash of oils. Once I have gotten notification of your enrollment, I will send you a list of oils to pick from. I have a lot, so you will have a good selection to pick from.

This offer is good for today only, September 8, 2018, until midnight, EST.

Fall is a perfect time to start your journey. Are you ready?

Ready to get started with Young Living? Click here!


Join Us

Starting in August, Young Living members could enroll their spouses as part of their organization.

So, of course, I enrolled my husband. We started him with the Premium Starter Kit with Thieves.

Look at all this amazing Thieves goodness! What a great way to get him started. Thieves is such great support for our immune systems, so knowing Thieves is getting into our systems when we wash our hands, brush our teeth, clean our home, even out in public with our Thieves Spray and Thieves Hand Purifier, is so reassuring.

We would love to have you as part of our oil family. Are you ready? You definitely won’t go it alone. You’ll have constant support from me, plus a whole community of oilers. We can show you how to use essential oils and supplements, plus other products from YL, to support your wellness, your emotions, keep your home clean without chemicals, all of it. It’s a journey I am so grateful to be on!


Ready to get started with Young Living? Click here!


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