More options

Ok, so here are some more ways to use the basic starter kit to join Young Living.

Get the basic starter kit and add some Shutran products for the man in your life. Or, get the basic kit and add some products to support your workout routines.

Add some of the great Slique products to the basic kit, or get the basic kit and add some summer essentials.

Love the outdoors? Get the basic kit and add in some outdoor essentials. Love to cook? Add some of the amazing vitality oils to the basic kit.

Ready to get started? These graphics show you exactly what to do.

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Are you a part of Young Living? Becoming a Young Living member is one of the best decisions I’ve made. Not only are their essential oils backed by their Seed to Seal promise, but every product they make is full of only good things, no toxins. Why wouldn’t you want to switch out toxin-filled products for all the toxin-free products that Young Living offers? Not to mention all the amazing ways Young Living rewards their members.

Let’s look at options you have when you decide to join Young Living.

Here are some ideas for starting with the basic starter kit and adding products to customize your kit:

Get your Thieves fix with all these great Thieves products, or pamper your baby with the new Seedlings products.

Did you know their is a line of oils geared specifically to kids?

Get the basic starter kit and add in the ART skincare system. Or get the basic starter kit and add some of the amazing new makeup line, Savvy Minerals.

These are a few suggestions on how to enroll with the basic starter kit and add products to customize your kit. Tomorrow I will show you more options.

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Another Beautiful Day

It’s another beautiful day here! The sun is shining and the temps will be in the 70’s. Summer is winding down quickly. I know fall doesn’t officially arrive until well into September, but school is near! And school means the end of summer.

Adam starts school on Wednesday. Mid August! It’s senior year, but still, starting in mid August is crazy! But, it will go fast and graduation will be here before we know it. Another year of “lasts” is about to start.

Summer break seems to go so quickly, we really need to make the most of every day! We’ve had lots of lazy days this summer, and it’s been amazing! Only one short trip this year, but we enjoyed it.

I’m back to work now after a 3 month recovery from surgery. I must say, it was great being home most of the summer! I had a lot of time to do some soul-searching while I was off. I realized just how burned out I was from cleaning houses. I’ve been cleaning for a living for a lot of years, and, frankly, I’m tired of it. I have arthritis in my hands and they ache like crazy after a day of cleaning.  Even though my right hand is uncomfortable a lot of the time, my hands were relatively pain free this summer while not working. I’m thinking that the end of my cleaning days may be in the not too distant future.

Wedding shower plans are in full swing for Christopher and Sarah. I can’t believe that the wedding is coming up so fast! My how time flies!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and make the most of your days!



Do You Remember?

Do you remember the ad slogan for American Express? “Don’t leave home without it.” I think of this slogan every time I pull my bottle of Thieves spray out of my purse. It’s a small bottle, easy enough to stash in a small purse. I use this stuff all over the place! I spray the bottom of my feet before I head to a cleaning job. I spray the handle of the shopping cart before I start shopping, I spray public toilets, and door handles. I spray my hands all the time, especially after being out in the public somewhere. It has that awesome Thieves scent and offers immune system support while helping me stay above the wellness line. It’s a great addition to your kids backpack this school year. Do you carry your Thieves spray with you? Don’t leave home without it!


Zeus had another vet appointment today to get another round of puppy shots. He does not like car rides. I opened the door to put him in to go, and he backed away. Finally got him in the car, but I had to be quick about closing the door because he was already trying to get out.

He settled in, but stayed close. It’s a five minute ride to the vet.

He was happy to get out of the car once we arrived. Walked him in and told them who we were and they took us right back. He had to be weighed first. 28 pounds! Holy cow! He is growing fast!

Back to the exam room. No exam this time, just a shot. He didn’t even flinch! Of course, the vet tech had him preoccupied with treats while she gave him the shot. We got some flea/tick/heart worm meds (she would only give one dose this time because he’s growing so fast), and for Zeke too, and checked out. We’ll be back in another month.

He was not happy about getting back in the car. But we made it home with no issues. It’s hilarious to me that he is not a fan of car rides. Zeke absolutely loves car rides, and knows what you mean if you say “car ride”. He goes crazy and waits, impatiently, at the door, and then literally drags you to the car! Lol. I hope Zeus will eventually enjoy car rides as much as Zeke.

Tool Kit

Our local, county fair is happening this week. When I was a kid, I used to feel that once the fair was done, summer was over. August meant thinking about and getting ready to go back to school.

I tell my boys this story every time August and the fair roll around. Adam still rolls his eyes every time I say it! Truthfully, though, school starts in two weeks. 😧

I’m happy to have this tool kit of oils on hand to help keep us above the wellness line. We all know that once school starts, yucky things get passed around and brought home. I wish we had had these oils when I was a kid!

Are you ready for back to school?

So much support in these 11 little bottles! Message me at if you would like to know more about this oily goodness.

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Majestic Creatures

We had the opportunity to see the beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales over the weekend. They were in the parking lot of our local Meijer store to make a ceremonial delivery to the store.

We watched as each horse was led out of the trucks. They got groomed, dressed in their gear and then hitched to the wagon. They are truly majestic creatures!

Once all the horses were ready and hitched, the wagon drivers climbed up into their seats and Clyde, the Dalmation dog, climbed up as well. Then they drove around to the front of the store to make their delivery.

Watching them in action in so amazing! They are just beautiful!

They are at our county fair this week, so we will see them again there. They present perfect photo ops for photographers.

Have you seen the Budweiser Clydesdales?

Thieves Dish Soap

Another great product in the Thieves line from Young Living is Thieves Dish Soap. It’s a great way to wash your dishes and know that your skin is not absorbing nasty chemicals.

It is made with plant based ingredients and infused with essential oils. It is free from SLS, dyes, SLES, formaldehyde, phosphates and synthetic perfume.

The fresh citrus scent is very pleasing.

You can’t go wrong with Thieves dish soap!

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What inspires you?

As a photographer, yes I just called myself a photographer, I am inspired by a lot. I love to shoot nature shots, like flowers, trees, landscapes, plants, etc. I love capturing the beauty of a flower! But, I also love capturing lots of other things as well.

I like to use my macro extension tube to get macro shots of bugs, leaves, really anything. Your whole perception of something changes when you see it through a macro lens. I would love to get a real macro lens someday, instead of using the extension tube. Maybe I could ask Santa for one this year.

Our dogs are also favorite subjects for me. Zeus, the new puppy, doesn’t sit still for long unless  he’s sleeping, but it’s fun to try to catch him with the camera. And Zeke, well, he’s easy to get shots of, although I’m sure he’s tired of my camera in his face, lol.

I love to go on adventures with my camera. And it doesn’t even have to be a far away adventure. Sometimes it’s cool just to take the camera and go into town, or any local place and get some shots. Our trip to Colorado last Christmas was my favorite camera excursion so far. I just love the mountains, and the scenery out there is very inspiring!

I’m going to attempt to do senior pictures for Adam myself. I know he’s not going to be into sitting for pictures at all, so maybe if it’s me behind the camera, he’ll be a little more willing. If I can get great pics of flowers and all those things I love to capture with the camera, then surely I can get some great shots of Adam! Fingers crossed.

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Lavender essential oil is a must have at our house. It’s commonly referred to as the swiss army knife of oils. That’s because it’s useful for so many things.

I love to put lavender oil in my diffuser at bedtime. It helps to promote a restful night of sleep. If you struggle at all with sleep issues, as I do, lavender oil should be on your list of oils to never be without!

Lavender oil is also amazing for skin support! Our new puppy, Zeus, loves to bite/nip/chew on anything and everything. Including us, lol. I love to put lavender oil on the scrapes and scratches I get from our new little fur ball.

Lavender is also great when combined with other oils. I get great support for seasonal issues when I combine lavender with lemon oil and peppermint oil. I put them in a roller bottle and apply as needed. Really great! This combo is also great in the diffuser.


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