2.12.2018

Spread Some Love Your Way

Guys....I had so many cute Valentine ideas to do with the kids this year. Kaden is really into celebrations more then normal and I kind of wanted to take advantage of it. :)  But, honestly between the hourly essential oil rub downs, mounds of tissues accumulating around me like a Dr Seuss situation I can hardly give it another thought. If we do it, we do it and there is no shame or finger pointing. I’m the biggest finger pointer at myself... it’s in my DNA. But, days like today look so different then they would have 4 years ago. I have learned to just let go and practice self love. So, in this moment if you are struggling with sickness like me, finances, obstacles or just a never ending to do lists... just let go, love yourself where you are and accept the present situation for what it is, not what it’s not or what it should be.  We have to Love Ourselves Mamas!!!!

2.04.2018

Solar Energy

 
Do you know that you can charge your crystals in the sun on a cool day.  I usually charge and clear them in the moonlight, but today was so super beautiful that I took advantage of the sunlight.  I started using crystals about 2 years ago during meditation and never looked back.  My kiddos and I have a deep obsession with gems, crystals and rocks... always have.  We are extremely lucky up here in Northern California to have what seems to be an endless supply in our rivers and mountains.  Lucky us! ;)

1.30.2018

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes~ REVIEW


A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi
I'm one of those people that avoids the news.  I know war, pain and crime is out there but I choose what I watch and read carefully because it hurts.  It hurts to see what lies outside our four walls....but, it's important for me to honor the victims by not ignoring what I know is out there.  That said this next Book Review from Penguin Random House is called A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.  I almost didn't read it because I was afraid of the emotions that might come up for me.  But, then that was also the reason why I did decided to read it and I am relieved with my decision.  This book was heart squeezing, several times I realized I was holding my breath while reading.  It will be one of the most influential books I have ever read...it truly touched me and has opened my heart and my eyes to a situation that I had closed myself off from.

1.23.2018

Positive Self Talk

I'm thrilled to be going where I'm going now.  On the right path of loving myself and being able to pass this gift onto my children.  Check out my newest post to see what I'm learning these days thanks to letting go and positive self talk!!  Read More

1.21.2018

Essential Oils with Me

Well, it's very Simple... I will be updating this part of my Blog as often as possible.  I NEVER talked much about oils, even though we have been using them for 4 years now.  I didn't want to get into the "sales" part of it.  But, my Family and I have benefited so much I just feel now is the time.  I can't continue to enjoy the benefits without sharing with all of you so that you too can feel the difference in your lives without always reaching for a pill.

I have used a few different brands and right now I am committed and benefiting wildly from DoTerra's Essential Oils.  Feel free to hop over to my Wellness Advocate page and look at all the Plant Magic they have to offer your sweet Family!!
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1.19.2018

Walking Along the Spectrum

Opening up about Special Needs Parenting is hard to do, but I need to be true to myself and my family.  So, I will be opening up more and more in the hopes that it will benefit some of you.  At least lessen some of the guilt that I know we carry....we are not alone in this.  READ MORE.....

1.15.2018

Princess Pulverizer~ Blog Tour


 
I have a super fun book that Kaden couldn't put down to tell you about this week....it's called PRINCESS PULVERIZER #1 GRILLED CHEESE AND DRAGONS.  Personally I think it was the pulverizer part that pulled him in and the fact that it allowed him to play around in the kitchen and make some grilled cheese sandwiches sealed the deal.
 
 

1.12.2018

Welcome 2018

I probably started writing 8 different times this past month, but I honestly was just trying to enjoy the Christmas Holiday and all that goes with it before and after.  And soooo much has happened, lot's of good stuff and I honestly feel refreshed and ready to tackle 2018.  I am going to pretty busy around here, but I can promise you one thing for sure....I will be choosy as to what occupies my time.  Time is so limited, I have lot's of things in the works like a book, a possible move, we are looking at finally opening our online shop to sell our soaps, candles and tincture/oily goodness.  Not to mention my painting....I have a possible adventure with it that has to do with affirmations/devotional cards featuring some of my artwork.  So, yeah...that's just me.  Mahala is graduating in just a few short months and helping me launch Four Violet amongst her craziness as she figures out where and if she will go on to college.  Kaden is growing leaps and bounds.  He has truly been working hard regarding his self control.  We are all working on a healthier diet and lifestyle, limiting certain things and using only herbal remedies for just about everything you can imagine.  So, yeah...pretty crazy around here.  But, I love it!  I'll be posting a recap of our Holiday in just a few days, but I missed you all, I missed writing and reviewing....so, it's a New Year and I'm ready for it, what about you?????

12.06.2017

Spread God's Word Easily....


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We are not big Halloween fans, I save myself for Christmas and break out all the decorating and traditions my Family can stand.  But, we do still dress up, trick or treat and of course hand out candy.  And I am one of those people that puts pencils, stickers, erasers, trinkets and such into the candy bowl.  I want to think that makes me the fun cool house, but I don't know if it really does or not.  Anyway....this year we rocked the candy/trinket bowl, but I added some special treats from Let the Little Children Come.  I handed out goodies from their Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack.

12.04.2017

Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards~ REVIEW

My oh my do I have something super exciting to share with you all today.  We had the chance to use the Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards in our home for the past few weeks.  I love crafts, painting, the Lord and my Family and this wrapped it all up together for an amazing experience.

11.16.2017

Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth~ REVIEW

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

“Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.”


I have this Mama heart that seems to get all warm and fuzzy when I hold a picture book in my hand.  Don't get me started about water works, my eyes were almost leaking when I grabbed Oliver Jeffers newest book called Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth.  The most precious collection of prints and words I have ever seen.  I have to tell you I took off this hardcover book's jacket and was oh so surprised with the beautifully inlaid stars and squishy Earth right in the center.