Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Weekend Success....with Oils.

I have been using Essential Oils for a couple of months now.  I am so glad that I have the oils on hand to help boost my family's immune system.  I love to have health-promoting and ALL-NATURAL options!  If you don't have them, you can't use them!  Interested to learn more?  Click here!

1 Cup of Hot Water
1 drop of Young Living Thieves Essential Oil
3 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
Raw honey to taste

I was able to not add honey.  But add honey for taste if you need to.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Save $$ on Oils!

The best way to get started in Essential Oils and get the support you need to be successful using your oils, is to Become a Wholesale Member of Young Living.

First, becoming a wholesale member is NOT signing your life away.  A wholesale membership is FREE and the only option that will give you 24% off retail price - it doesn't even obligate you to make any future purchases if you don't want to!  NO OBLIGATION.    The best part of being a wholesale member is access to Young Living's Premium Starter Kit which is the BEST deal! I always RECOMMEND this kit for $150.  Trust me, it is the best "bang for you buck."

The Premium Starter Kit comes with 5ml of each of the following oils: peppermint, lavender, lemon, thieves, peace and calming, valor, Pan-away, joy, frankincense, and Purification. Along with these 10 oils, you also get a bonus 5ml of Stress Away, several samples of the most popular oils and two 2-oz samples of Young Living's Xingxia Red....And...wait for it, we're not done!  You also get a diffuser as well! That's a jam-packed, awesome-possum kit right there!

What I love about this kit is it gives you a variety of oils to try.  And let's talk price for just a second.  A bottle of frankincense at a DISCOUNTED price is over $75. And so is Pan Away! See?  I told you it was a great deal!

In addition to this kit, there is also a Premium Starter Kit that includes a sleeker, slimmer diffuser. Everything is the same, except the different diffuser.  The slimmer model covers a little more square footage.  It has a 1-hr or 4-hr timer. Either kit a great deal!  The kit looks like this.

In addition to these awesome savings, you will have the option of sharing the oils with your family and friends, which means you can earn monthly commissions that could pay for your own oil use!  You will also receive promotions for free oils.  In no way are you required to run a Young Living business as a wholesale member - but it is an option, if you like.

Also (I know, the list goes on) this also gives you access to our Facebook group that is not through Young Living, but the people on our team, Oily Family and Mummy Deals.  There are two groups where you can find tons of resources and PERSONAL TESTIMONIES.  It's a great place to hear how other people have had success in oils.

I would also like to send you another freebie [limited to US addresses, only].  I will send you "Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils." This is a $15 value and an invaluable resource.

OK - now that you're comfortable about becoming a member, let's get you signed up!  If you have received info from another Young Living member, please get their link to order.  If you have NOT received, follow these steps.

Step 1: Go to  It should look like this:

Step 2: Make sure you select Wholesale Member instead of Retail Customer.  Wholesale Member is the only way you will be able to get access to the Kit and 24% off on any future orders.

Step 3: Make sure the sponsor ID and Enroller ID say "1970747." (I want to be able to send you the free book).

Step 4: Fill out your personal information.  Young Living is required to as for SSN, in case you decide to turn your Young Living Oils into a business.  If you never sign anyone up, your SSN will not be used. Make sure you write down your username and Pin #.  This will be important for the future.

Step 5: Select your starting kit.  The kit should be either $150 or $ 160.  There are other Premium Starter kits that are INTERNATIONAL. Please be sure you select one of the ones circled in the following picture.

Step 6: Scroll down past the Essential Rewards kits.  This is a completely OPTIONAL items.  I would suggest to scroll down and select, "No thank you." You can always set up an Essential Rewards order later, if you desire.

Step 7: Click "I Agree" and Next.

Step 8: Confirm your enrollment information.  Be sure your name, address, etc. is correct.

Step 9:  Once you have confirmed your information, you should be at your cart.  This is where you CAN add anything else you may want to try.  Once you're done adding to your cart, [adding to your cart is optional - most people just purchase the kit to begin with] you need to checkout.

Once you check out, you're done!  WHOO HOO!!  Welcome to the Oily Family! :)  Your membership will be active as long as you spend $50/year.  You do not have to re-enroll, as long as you are spending $50/year it will be automatic.  And, trust me, you'll love the oils so much that maintaining your membership will be easy-peasy!

Spaghetti Squash

I am so excited about this, that I think it deserves a whole blog post!  I am in the middle of a Whole30 food journey.  I'll try to write more about that later.  (If you're interested, google's amazing).  Anyway, I am finding new and healthier ways to eat some of our favorites around our home.

I had tried Spaghetti Squash several years ago, but being that I didn't know what I was doing, I bought a "Summer Sqaush."  Let me just tell you - IT'S NOT THE SAME!

So this week, I stumbled upon Spaghetti Squash at the Market that I buy my produce.  It was awesome!  I was expecting to be disappointed (like last time) but no, sir!

Here's what you need:

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 can crushed tomatoes
1/2 to 1 onion
2-4 cloves of fresh garlic
1 lb of hamburger (lean, organic, grass-fed) OR turkey burger
Spices: oregano, basil, italian


1 - Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2 - Cut Squash into half (this is a little difficult, so get a sharp knife and your muscles and be careful).
3 - Clean out the seeds and strings.  Rub Olive oil all over the two halves of the squash.  I also dumped some salt and pepper on it too.
4 - Place, cut side down, into a baking dish.  Put about 1/2-in to 1-in of water in the bottom of the dish.  Bake for 45-50 Minutes. Set out and let cool enough that you can handle it.
5 - Cut your onion and mince your garlic.  Cook this with your meat, while you're browning your meat.
6 - Once the meat is browned, turn heat down to low and add the crushed tomatoes. I did not measure my seasonings, but I added some oregano, basil and italian seasonings as well as salt and pepper.
7 - Once your squash is cooled, you hold it up and use a fork to "brush" out the meat of the squash.  It just rubs out and looks like noodles!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Things I'm pondering

I'm not sure why but I have been a little uneasy about not hearing from our group in Haiti at all.  I remember last year that I had not expected to hear from them.  So, when we did, it was a pleasant surprise to know that they got to where they were going.  And I was doing okay...not that I don't have moments of being nervous or anxious.  I know that there are several others a little worried for their family members, so I felt compelled to share what I've read the last couple of mornings.  It brought me peace and encouragement, and I'm hoping it will do the same for others.

We all have heard the verses in Matthew 6 that talk of worry.  And the bottom line, is don't worry.  Easy peasy, right?  We know in our heads that worrying doesn't solve anything.  Worrying shows a lack of trust in God.  OUCH!  I realized the other morning when I was praying for our team in Haiti that I was so focused on their safety that I was only praying for their safety.  I wasn't praying about the work that God was ready to do.  I wasn't praying for the hearts of the people they would interact with.  I wasn't praying for patience and team work...I was praying for safety, and that's where my focus was. I decided right then that I was going to change that.  Then I read a that I've memorized and I love.  But I've always associated it to be talking about purity and doing "good."  It is Philippians 4:8, "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."  I LOVE this verse!  I find joy in things that are true, and honorable and right and pure and lovely.. But yesterday when I read this familiar verse, I stopped at the first phrase..."Fix your thoughts on what is true."  What is true!  I have been fixing my thoughts on my feelings...on the concern of myself and others.  What is true?  The TRUTH is that there are 21 people that safely left Miami, FL on their way to Haiti to serve God.  The TRUTH is that they will be stretched and they will grow.  The TRUTH is that God will use them ways that we may not understand on this side of Heaven.  The TRUTH is they will communicate God's love to people in the physical labor, teaching of God's Word and general love that will be seen through every interaction.  And The TRUTH is that God has gone before them.  That was where God took me this morning.

There is a small phrase in John 10:1-4 that say, "he goes ahead of them."  Jesus goes ahead of us.  I found peace in that.  Even here, even now, Jesus has gone ahead of me, and in my "everyday" I FOLLOW Him!  God is not just looking down at us with either a smile or a frown, HE is engaged with us and intimately involved in the world and in our lives.  He is engaged in the details.  Thank you Jesus!

And, one of my all-time favorite verses, comes soon after's John 10:10, "The their comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."  So, let us have it to the full....without the burden of worry, but instead with a peace and joy that we have a Savior who walks with fact, He goes before us.  Praise the Lord!

Friday, September 2, 2011


I'm hoping this weekend, Jonathon and I will have a little down time so that he can help me update the blog a little. Meanwhile, find my new page on facebook "Old to New Creations"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Weight Loss Update

I am still LOVING my Herbalife. It's so easy to stick to, and the shakes taste great! I feel great, and am SO motivated to go to the gym. I look forward to my days (my husband and I take turns going, usually every other day). I've never been more motivated, and I'm pretty sure I'm lifting almost, if not more, weight on some exercises than I did when I was weight-lifting for collegiate level basketball.

My weight loss update at the end of 12 weeks: 26.5 pounds lost, 37 inches lost!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More pics of upcycled baseball shirts

Here are more pics of the kiddos in their UPCYCLED BASEBALL SHIRTS. They all have their initial on them....they turned out so cute. And once the kids got them on and realized they all had the same shirt on, they went bananas...they were so excited! :)

Notice the girls have on matching pillowcase dresses. There are plenty of tutorials on those out there. If you missed the tutorial on the upcycled baseball shirts, you can find it here.