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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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.....


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.


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?????


Spread God's Word Easily....

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.


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.


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.


Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis~ REVIEW

I have always enjoyed writing and reading in my leisure time even when I was little.  Unfortunately none of my kiddos feel the same way.  Okay, maybe the reading part...but one thing they struggled with was writing and this next Review is a Sharon Watson product.  We have used a few of her products already and have seen Mahala grow the most in her writing.  To a point where she enjoys journaling and narrating after reading.  Several weeks now we have been using Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis from Writing with Sharon Watson and once again we are really enjoying it. 

New Alpha / Omega Kutless CD ~ REVIEW

Have you ever popped in a Brand New CD and literally could not stop playing it?  That is my issue right now....I have been checking my mail daily waiting on the New Kutless Alpha / Omega CD and it's finally here.  What I love is the message of God is so strong in every single song.  Praise music has never been so empowering as it is today and it's because of Artists like Kutless!
I have been listening while working, making dinner, during my morning coffee time and on my way to do errands.


Digging for Trouble: A Devlin Quick Mystery ~ REVIEW

Linda Fairstein, introduced 12-year-old sleuth Devlin Quick to young readers in her first book, Into the Lion’s Den in her popular Devlin Quick mystery series.  Devlin Quick returns this month in DIGGING FOR TROUBLE: A DEVLIN QUICK MYSTERY  as a modern-day Nancy Drew determined to solve mysteries.
I never read Nancy Drew as a kid, I missed that boat.  But Kaden loves a good mystery and trying to figure out the clues as he reads.  I knew this would be a perfect series to have him read.  And like always I like to collect activities and spin off ideas for further learning from the books we read.  This book has lot's of opportunities to explore so many different learning experiences.  Obviously the Dinosaurs, Paleontology, volcanoes, fossils and even geology.  Kaden broke out his huge collection of gems and rocks and reclassified them all.


Thinking Like an Engineer ~ REVIEW

I knew pretty early on that my kids would be doing something with computers and so far I'm right with Skylar and Mahala.  And here comes young Kaden grabbing his spot in the Engineering world, just like Dad.  We have been using an online course called Thinking Like an Engineer from Innovators Tribe.  They also offer a course about Architecture too that Mahala is extremely interested in.  Both programs are geared towards kids in grades 6th and up. 
Honestly this was the most anticipated review item me have ever had in our home.  Both Mahala and Kaden were chomping at the bit to get started on this course right away.  I was a little nervous about the whole thing, but figured it's self paced I should be able to handle it. :)