Pool Days

Our pool days are over. Yep. No more pool at our house.

We had decided over Memorial Day weekend to replace the pool. Our above-ground pool was a rusty mess, with actual holes in the walls. So, Adam and I took it down.

We went shopping for a new pool and placed an order for the same size pool as we had just taken down. They told us it would take 2 weeks, possibly three, for the new pool to arrive at the store. We waited just over a month, and during that time, we had tried to contact people on the list of installers we were given from the store. People just don’t call you back! We did some serious re-thinking. We were gonna have to spend a considerable amount of money to re-do the electrical for the filter. And we had already run into a few extra things to pay for in our garage project. Plus, we looked at how much the pool would actually get used after spending so much extra money. The extra wait time for the pool to arrive, and not being able to find an installer, just kind of cemented the decision for us.

So, knowing that our receipt said “all sales final”, we called to cancel the pool anyway, and asked for a refund. Tim explained our reasons on the phone for cancelling, and told them he would stop in the next day to pick up our money. A few hours later, the manager called. I answered the phone. He asked me if I was aware that my husband had cancelled the pool. lol Yes, I was sitting in the same room when he made the call. The manager mentioned that Tim had said we were having trouble getting an installer to call back. Then he told me that he keeps a short list of names in his back pocket, and he could give me one of those names if we didn’t cancel our order. Well, that made me mad! How do you decide who gets names off this secret list?

I told him no, we were going ahead with cancelling the pool. He said that the store staff didn’t have the authority to write a check for us, and that they didn’t have that much cash to give our refund in cash. So, he told me that the owner would bring a check down to that store the next time he came down. I asked if the owner could just put the check in the mail for us, and the manager assured me he would tell the owner.

When a week had gone by, and we still had not received a check, we stopped in at the store to see if it was there. The lady working behind the counter asked if she could help us, and we told here why we were there. I told her that the manager had told me on the phone that the owner would issue a refund and we had not received it yet, and we were wondering if the check was at the store. She went back to get the manager, and, after a couple of minutes, they both came back out to the counter. She told me that “no one told you on the phone that the owner would issue a refund”. What??!!?? I asked her if she was calling me a liar, and she said yes!!!!!!! I guess I pulled that phone conversation with the manager out of my butt! She said they had just talked to the owner and he would put our check in the mail. So glad to not have to deal with those people again! Our check arrived in the mail a few days later.

Adam and I took the deck down. It was a huge job that we tackled on some of the hottest, most humid days this summer. It looks pretty different in the backyard now. We still have all the stones that were around the pool and under the deck to get moved. They will go along the sidewalk alongside the garage, but not until all the cement work is done.

I will miss having the pool, I loved being out there on hot summer days! But, I’m actually looking forward to not having to maintain it, and not having high electric bills in the summer, and everything else that goes along with having a pool. It will mean more room for the dogs to play. It will mean less of an obstacle course when cutting the grass. It’s gonna be nice, actually!

So, yes, our pool days are over. But, it”s ok. There are plenty of places we can go to swim if we want.



Here’s Your Chance!!


Today is our rally day!!! If you don’t know what that means, rally days happen 4 times a year and they are always super fun!

Sometimes new products are released. Sometimes a long time out of stock product comes back. Sometimes we get a flash sale.

Here are the special deals announced today:

Look at this! For new enrollees, get 13 oils instead of 11, and 2 diffusers instead of 1, for $198!!

These favorites are on sale!

More favorites on sale!

These deals run through July 16, 2018.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have them! When you start your Young Living journey with me, you will not be alone. I will be there with you to support you every step of the way.

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Who Knew?

Have you ever used charcoal on your skin? I’ve never used charcoal on anything except a grill, lol. 😂So, when Young Living introduced this Charcoal Bar soap, I was intrigued enough to try it. But, still unsure because,  well, charcoal. When it arrived, it sat, unopened, for a week or so. I finally decided to try it. I was so pleasantly  surprised!  Apparently, charcoal has deep-cleansing, powerful absorption properties. Who knew? I love how clean and fresh my skin feels after using it. It will be a regular addition to my monthly wellness box.

Don’t be afraid to try new things! 😊

Have questions? Just ask!


My Arsenal

This is my tool kit, my arsenal, if you will. I pull from this tool kit every single day! I love knowing it’s here and that, when a need arises, I have a tool kit that is not full of yucky, toxic chemicals.

Want to know more about my arsenal? Just ask!

Do you have an oily arsenal?

My New Favorite

I love my diffusers! You can never have too many, right? 😂

Young Living just introduced the new Lantern Diffuser. It’s one of the new products that I ordered. It arrived a couple of days ago, and it’s my new favorite!

It’s so gorgeous! It looks like a lantern, and has beautiful metal and glass details! It has 3 different run modes. High mode runs for about 5 hours continuously. Low mode runs for about 8 hours continuously. And intermittent mode runs for about 10 hours, 1 minute on, 1 minute off.

There are 11 different light settings, including a candle-like flicker mode. I love that color-changing mode!

Young Living always amazes me!

Are you a part of the awesome Young Living community yet? If not, why not?


What Are You Reading?

So, there are so many new releases in books that I’m excited to read! I am about to finish an older book by Elin Hilderbrand that I somehow haven’t read yet, Nantucket Nights. It’s so good! I’ll finish it today, and then it’s on to her newest book, The Perfect Couple. Elin writes books that take place on Nantucket. A trip to Nantucket is on my bucket list because of all of her books. I can’t wait to visit all the places she writes about!

I’m also excited to read All We Ever Wanted, by Emily Giffin. She’s another favorite. Have you read any of her books?

Barbara Delinsky is another favorite. She has a new book out called Before and Again. That will be on my “to read” list.

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs is another one that is on my “to read” list.

I believe next month there is a new Susan Mallery book coming out, When We Found Home.

Also, the second edition of Gameplan by Sarah Harnisch. Gameplan is an awesome resource for my Young Living business.

So much reading to do! Once our new patio is done, that’s probably where you will find me this summer.  With a good book, of course!

There’s More!

Yep! There’s still more new products to share with you. Let’s talk Savvy Minerals, shall we?

Two Primers! Which would you choose?

Look at this gorgeous palette! I love the Savvy Minerals eyeshadows!

These vibrant, new lipsticks are infused with cinnamint!

A Kabuki brush to add to the other amazing Savvy Minerals brushes.

Veil, or finishing powder, in Diamond Dust or Matte.

And, finally, the Savvy Minerals Mascara is back! The mascara is formulated with lavender essential oil. I can’t wait for this to arrive in my order!


Which new product are you most excited about? I can’t wait for my new products to get here! Please let me know if you have questions. I’d love to answer them and help you with your Young Living journey.

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More New Stuff

Let’s talk about more of the new products Young Living introduced at the convention last week.

More Orange Blossom products!

The Orange Blossom Facial Wash has been reformulated! I loved this face wash before, so I can’t wait to try this!

This Orange Blossom Moisturizer is great support for oily complexions.

I’m excited to try this Charcoal Bar Soap! I’ve never used a charcoal product, so I’m excited that Young Living has one now.


Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil will be a big hit! Just look at the essential oils that are in it: sandalwood, jasmine, rose, oh my!!

This Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil is one of the new products I have coming.  This will be great for my hair! I can’t wait to try it!

People are already raving about this Maximum Strength Acne Treatment! Like, a seriously powerful, and effective product!

The Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50 is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Serious sun protection for the whole family, that’s safe and super effective.


Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions!

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