April 29, 2015

The Real Deal

I took an active role in my family's health and wellness, which has blessed us in so many ways. I was a little bit skeptical but, when I was able to help my daughter's ongoing skin rash without those chemicals the doctor prescribed, I was stoked! And it actually worked! There are so many everyday challenges that I use essential oils for now.  I don’t leave home without them, as I keep a few in my purse even! 


I have such gratitude for what I have been able to do with Young Living Essential Oils for my family and for ways it has helped my friends.  


I ordered a Premium Starter Kit for Christmas over a year ago and I know some of you have been following and waiting. It's the real deal! If you want more information and to talk to others that were wondering just like you, I can add you to my private group that discusses Young Living essential oils. 


Two more days to get your entry into the Feelings Collection drawing! 



Plus, did you notice that if you purchase the premiums starter kit, you can get $20 off plus, two entries in the drawing? Yep! I only have one coupon and it expires 4/30/15. 



The kit is a great present for Mother's Day gift ideas, birthday or any day! It will also give you wholesale pricing for any other purchases.  At 50% off the retail price if you purchased it individually, it is the best deal and bang for your buck! 



I have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

There are a number of oils under $20 individually available too! 


You can also order individual oils separately through me.  Although, the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off.  Please email me for details. 

What's in the kit? Just all of this! 



Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x to order a kit. If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. Choose wholesale account to purchase the kit or retail to order the individual oils separately. 

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April 24, 2015

DIY Spot Remover

We went out to celebrate last night as a family.  We went to the Olive Garden and My little girl wanted to wear her white ensemble.  You know because that makes sense! 


Are you thinking what I was thinking? Oh no! Crazy to wear white on a little girl at a place that excels at red (spaghetti) sauce and sauces with lots of fat to stain clothes! So, ok she had her heart set on white. I get that and I had it covered. Really I did! I had her take her white jacket off and explained how to be careful to not get spaghetti sauce on herself. Napkin given and talk complete. Food comes and you know the shuffle with tons of distractions with the kids and husband? Yes, lots of that going on. 

You know where this is going right? So, before I could get situated and help her, she grabs the big ravioli to precede to shove it full on in her mouth. Nope! It didn't make it to her mouth as it flops of course red sauce side down! Planted not on the beautiful red flower but, yep you know it, right on a big spot of white! 

So, I blot off as much of the sauce as I can at the restaurant. I'm sure this skirt has completed it's service because that isn't coming out! 

After blotting: 


Yes it was a big old stain and even getting it to look like this was fortunate! 

So, we finished dinner and when we get home, it's time to work my magic. 

I posted a while back about a laundry spot remover. 

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/2014/12/diy-laundry-spot-remover.html?m=1

It helped in the past but, can it do anything for a garment that can be washed cold and really the label recommends dry cleaning. Well, I don't know about you but, dry cleaning? I think not esp on kid's clothing. 

I grab my measuring spoons and mixing bowl with ingredients to begin the magic show! You know as this will be a true magical fear to salvage this one! I even thought of dying it all over with spaghetti sauce! Really, I didn't think this was going to happen. 

I mixed up the ingredients, turned the skirt inside out and worked the liquid gently thru the stain. The thought is that by treating it reverse, it pushes the stain back out rather than deeper into the fabric. A few minutes later, it looked like this: 


Ok it looks better but, still very visible. Deep breaths. 

I put it into the laundry machine on a gentle cycle following the instructions on the garment label. I added a capful of thieves cleaner with woolite and said my peace. 

I was flabbergasted! Is that a word? It took the stain out! It worked better than ever was my personal experience with any other pre-treatment stain remover product! 

Check this out! 


Mommy saved the day with Young Living Thieves Cleaner! 


You can replace a lot of cleaners with the thieves cleaner and as I showed you, it worked so well as a pretreatment on stains! 


I also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

You can also order the thieves cleaner or other items separately through me.  Although, the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off.  Please email me for details. 

Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x to order a kit. If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. Choose wholesale account to purchase the kit or retail to order the thieves cleaner separately. 


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March 28, 2015

Envelope Punch Board



The envelope punch board by We R Memory Keepers is a great way to make odd sized envelopes or coordinating envelopes. For a traditional A2 card, 4.5x5.5 inches, you start with a 8 1/8 square piece of paper. The score line would begin at 3 3/4 on the upper left. 

Then, punch the paper and score using the enclosed tool. You will then rotate the paper 90 degrees and repeat until all 4 sides are complete. 


Them, using the reverse punch, round all the 4 corners. 


Gold along the scored lines and I chose to put the pattern inside. 

Glue the two side pieces and gold creating the envelope. 


You can purchase envelope glue or just use any adhesive to secure the envelope. 

It's a great tool to use up your paper stacks to coordinate with your cards or use your ugly paper. 

If you are making 3.5x3.5 cards, you can use 6x6 paper stacks without trimming. It also works with an 8x8 paper stack for 3.5x6 cards. Regardless of your card size, you can create a coordinating card. 

The size chart is printed right on the tool.


A great use for your paper stash. 




 


March 24, 2015

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies


I got some raves on these babies! They're crazy tasty and you can either add young living peppermint or orange essential oils.  Make sure you're not skimping on the quality and only use Young Living essential oils! 

Also, check the bottle because Young Living states if it's dietary and many other brands are not GRAS aka digestible! 

Now, on to the recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies! 

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 8 drops of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oils (or 8 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oils)
  • 1 cup Nestle Toll House SemiSweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (reserve for coating dough balls)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place brownie mix, flour, eggs, butter and peppermint oil in glass mixing bowl. Stir until blended. (Dough will be uber stiff.) Fold in chocolate chips. 
  3. Place powdered sugar in separate bowl. For each cookie, scoop 1 rounded tablespoon dough and place in powdered sugar.  Note: I use those little Mellon ball type scoopers that look like an ice cream scoop.  Roll dough gently into balls, coating thoroughly with powdered sugar.
    Place 2 inches apart on to a pizza stone or on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake 11-13 minutes, or until they are just barely set (do not over bake). You don't want hard cookies like biscotti to dip in your coffee or hot chocolate! Or maybe you do? Carefully, move them to a cooling rack to cool completely. 
  5. Store in a covered container. If they get too dry and hard, put a piece of bread in the container to soften overnight. 

    I also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

    Peppermint is an oil that is included in the Premium Starter Kit or available in a single 15 ml bottle through me.


    Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x to order a kit, If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. Choose wholesale account to purchase the kit. 

    You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off.  Please email me. 






February 23, 2015

Take the Plunge


If you've been curious on what all the talk about essential oils is all about, I've having a Facebook class online for the basics of everyday oils! 


With -20 outside, you can join it online in the comfort of your home and in pj's, if you want! There's a number of us already going and it's something you don't want to miss! Plus, prizes and a few other surprises during the class!  


Let me know, if you want an invite to the private event. If you cannot make it Wednesday, it will be up a few days past for you to catch up. pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the event! 


We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 



I also have some great projects in the archives here that are oily and Scrapbooking paper crafts even cricut! See a list of cricut cartridges covered to the right. 





February 10, 2015

Recipe SMACKDOWN

We are having a fun Facebook PARTY! It's a recipe SMACKDOWN! 

We start with everyday oils and move on to the other Young Living essential oils!

If you're wanting to learn about Young Living Essential Oils, you will come away learning about essential oils more than the basic lavender uses. 


Let me know, if you want an invite to the private event. If you cannot make it Thursday, it will be up a few days past for you to catch up. pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the event! 

We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

I also have some great projects in the archives here! 


January 29, 2015

Capture the Moment

I have to tell you that, while taking pictures at my son's concert at school as we scrapbookers do to capture the moment, mind you i was hopping from chair to chair with what looked like a private session of musical chairs to get the right angle, as we do as photographers, I was rockin it with Mark! Mark is what I call my camera. Anyway, I was getting proficient at finding a chair and knowing the lay of the land too. Ok so, I thought! I didn't even need to look for the chair.  A little angel aka student, moved a chair without me knowing and I went from standing to butt on the ground! Needless to say, deep relief roll-on is helping my sore behind and back from the eloquent butt landing! 



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