Friday, May 26, 2017

Ningxia Red Spritzer

2 drops orange
6 oz sparkling water
2 oz ningxia red

Combine and enjoy. This is my fav.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Liquid Xanax

So this is the recipe I use for my liquid Xanax only I use valor II instead of release. I love how it smells and how it helps me center myself to release my anxiety.

* I am not a doctor and this is based on personal experience and preference*

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Poo Pourri

15 drops grapefruit
10 drops lemongrass
10 drops bergamot
5 drops peppermint
1 Tbsp rubbing alcohol

Combine all in a 2 ounce spray bottle and top with water. Spray in toilet 6 times before you do #2 and it will lock the smell in keeping your bathroom smelling nice!

**I'm still playing around with this scent**

Meg's J.C.

1/2 oz rose witch hazel
15 drops grapefruit
10 drops sensation
5 drops lavender
5 drops frankincense

Combine all in a 2 ounce spray bottle and top with water. Spray to clothing or skin where the sun doesn't shine (if you do cover in sunscreen).

Lime Ningxia Red

2 oz Ningxia Red with 2 drops of lime.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dreamsicle Ningxia Shot

1 drop of each in 1 oz Ningxia Red. It tastes just like a dreamsicle!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Eggplant Parm

Click here for recipe.

My hubby made this for me because eggplant was my new food to try in 2017. He made a few adjustments and suggestions.
Use 1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs and flour to reduce waste.
He used coconut oil for frying.
We never make our own sauce so we used Ragu.
Cut eggplant into 1/4" slices.

This was amazing! I can't wait to have it again! It's my third favorite recipe - behind toffee coffee and Cajun Alfredo.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Beef and Broccoli is the BEST

Click here for recipe.

This tasted so much better than Chinese places! It was amazing! I'm so glad my husband is an amazing cook!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

DIY Thieves Cleaner

This will do in a pinch...

1 drop of thieves per ounce of water
2 oz castile baby soap

Combine all in a spray bottle and top with water. Shake before use.

Philippians 4:10-13

Ningxia Red Tangerine Shot

2 oz ningxia red
2 drops of tangerine
=
Delicious juice

Sausage Spinach soup

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Instead of tomatoes I used carrots and instead of spinach I used fresh kale. Served ot with parmesan on top. It was super yummy!

Toxin free home GOALS

Thieves cleaner has replaced all my cleaners! Toxic fee living is a goal of mine. We are well on our way! This month was purging cleaning toxins from my home!

All cleaner: 1 capful thieves cleaner and combine with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Use on EVERYTHING! 

Window cleaner: 1/4 cap of thieves cleaner, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup of water and 5 drops citrus fresh. Combine in 16 oz spray bottle. Spray on and use microfiber cloth to clean mirrors and windows

Upcycle Changing Table into a....

Book case or a future coffee bar! I'm loving heirloom white rustolem and the chalkboard shelving!

Sunny Day Soother

1/2 oz fractionated coconut oil
1-1/2 oz alcohol free witch hazel with aloe
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Helichrysum
5-10 drops peppermint

Combine all in a 2 oz spray bottle. Combine all and shake like hell every time before use. Apply every 2 hours. This was amazing! It helped with the sting so much.

* I am not a doctor and this is based on personal experience and preference*

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Liquid Sleep

15 drops Lavender
10 drops vetiver
10 drops clary sage
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops sensation
8 drops Roman chamomile
5 drops orange

Combine all in a 15ml roller bottle and top with Fractionated coconut oil. Apply to feet, back of neck, and behind ears.

*I am not a doctor and this is based on personal experience and preference*

Fresh Linen Spray

1 oz witch hazel
1 oz water
3 drops eucalyptus
3 drops Lavender
3 drops lemon
3 drops Tea Tree
3 drops peppermint

Combine all in a 2 oz spray bottle. Spray on sheets and towels to freshen up.  Let dry.

DIY Stink Spray

This is my recipe for Lysol spray for the trash.

15 drops purification
10 drops Lavender
1 oz witch hazel
7 oz water

Combine all in an 8 oz spray bottle. Spray in rooms and trash cans to reduce STANK!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Death Star Toddler Craft

We are huge star wars fans in our home. I decided to start a family tradition of a fun activity to celebrate.

I found this cute idea on Pinterest.  This year we invited some friends over to make a death star craft. I filled a bowl with shaving cream and swirled in gray gel dye (red, blue, and green combined). We cut out circles out of paper. Then we gently pushed the paper in the shaving cream until the whole front circle was covered. Let it sit 2-3 minutes. Remove from shaving cream. Remove shaving cream from paper. It creates this amazing marbled paper! We used a permanent maker to make the death star lines.

My daughter had so much fun!

Sensitive Skin Facial Moisturizer

1 ounce Organic Argan Oil
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lavender
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Tea Tree

Combine all. Apply one pump daily to clean skin. Remember to apply natural sunscreen!

*I am not a doctor and this is based on personal experience and preference*

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

3 Tbsp Dr Bronner's Baby Castille Soap
7 drops Young Living Thieves EO
1 Tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil

Combine all in a foam soap dispenser. Fill to the top with water. Place pump on and gently shake to combine.

April in the Blanket Woohoo!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wine Club bc...

PA finally got their shit together! Groupon for the win at $7 a bottle and free shipping!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bug Be Gone Spray

8 drops purification
4 drops cedarwood
4 drops tea tree
4 drops lemongrass
4 drops thieves
2 drops peppermint

Combine essential oil, 1/2 oz alcohol free witch hazel, and fill with water all in 2 oz spray bottle.

Apply to clothing and dog collar to repel bugs.

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pregnancy Safe Calm/Headache Roller

I made this for a friend of mine who is pregnant and is having headaches. Peppermint is my go to for headaches, however, it is not safe to use during pregnancy. Here is the date blends I made for her.

30 drops lavender
15 drops cedarwood
20 drops stress away
10 drops valor
10 drops vetiver

Combine all in a 10 ml roller bottle and top with frationated coconut oil. Apply to neck, temples, under nostrils and bridge of nose. Remember this is photosensitive so apply sunscreen if going out in the sun!

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Don't Worry Be Happy

4 drops orange
4 drops joy
2 drops lavender
2 drops stress away

Combine all in 5 ml dropper bottle and top off with frationated coconut oil. You can add a roll on cap but make sure it is ALL metal bc the citrus oils dissolve the plastic over time. Apply to pulse points. Remember this is a photosensitive blend.

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Boil Reliever

30 drops melrose
10 drops lemon
10 drops thieves
5 drops peppermint

Apply 1 drop to boil as needed. If you have sensitive skin make sure to dilute with a carrier oil. Also, do not use in direct sunlight bc lemon is a photo sensitive oil.

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Taming the PMS Beast

3 drops grapefruit
2 drops lavender
2 drops geranium

This diffuser blend helps my pms symptoms since I don't have dragon time young living yet. It's next on my list for sure!

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

This was the best BEST salmon I've ever had in my entire life! Also, I discovered my deep love for avocado salsa <3

Click here for original recipe.

I changed a few things for the salmon. I used regular chili powder and I grilled it on a bed of lemon.

For the Avocado Salsa I did...
1 avocado cut in cubes
10 grape tomatoes cut into quarters
1/4 of an onion chopped
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp lime juice

Mix and serve on to of salmon.

Allergy Blend

10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Copaiba
Fill remainder of 10 ml roller with frationated coconut oil.

Apply to neck, under nostrils, bridge of nose, behind ears and temples.

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Nail Strengthener

10 drops lavender
15 drops lemon
15 drops geranium
7 drops rosemary

Combine in 15 ml bottle. Top with frationated coconut oil. Shake to combine. Apply to clean bare nails 3 times a week.

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Healthy Lashes 101

1. Switch to organic mascara. This is physician formula organic black mascara. I bought it at target and it is on a low danger scale EWG page. Check out EWG and see the level of your current mascara. My previous one was a 6 and full of cancer causing agents!
2. Add one drop of young living cedarwood and lavender to promote growth and extends the life of your mascara.
3. Mix well.
4. Enjoy amazing lashes :)

**I am not a doctor and this is based on my personal experience only**

Our Easter Traditions

1. Visit the chicks at Tractor Supply
2. Color Easter eggs
3. Picture with Easter bunny
4. Picture of Allie wearing her bunny ears
5. Easter egg hunt
6. Bunny hides baskets
7. Eat a chocolate bunny
8. Bunny pancakes for breakfast
9. Attend church
10. Watch the Easter beagle

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chalkboard Serving Tray

A friend of mine saw this on pinterest and we had to have one! So we rolled up our mom sleeves, painted, sanded, and screwed our way through 2" wood and BOOM, we are DIY goddesses!

Roasted Cornish Hens

Click here for recipe.

2 whole Cornish hens
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons rosemary leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
½ teaspoon coarse grind black pepper

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place hens on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil. Mix all of the spices and herbs in a small bowl. Rub evenly over the entire surface of the hens. Roast in the oven for 1-1¼ hours, or until the hens are cooked through (an internal temperature of 165°F).

A Time for Everything and Everything in its Time

This is an amazing reminder especially for those striving to control so many aspects of their lives.