Monday, January 15, 2018

How I Store My Essential Oils

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I started using essential oils from Young Living several months ago and have amassed quite a collection.  It became necessary to figure out a way to store them, so here's what I've done that makes the oils easy to identify and keeps them all in one place.

First, I got a set of labels (specifically for Young Living oils). They are laminated for durability and are great for labeling the caps of your bottles, so you can identify them from the top.

Then I got this great case that holds 45 5-15 mL bottles in the top levels and another 14 roller bottles in the drawer. I love it!


How do you store your oils?

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living essential oils, leave a comment below or contact me through email (  You can also click HERE.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Natural Deodorant Recipe

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For quite some time, I've been looking for a natural deodorant that actually works.  Now I've found one!

This recipe is made with essential oils from Young Living and a few other basic ingredients.

Natural Deodorant Recipe

8 drops of lemon essential oil
8 drops of tea tree essential oil
8 drops of Thieves essential oil
4 drops of Purification essential oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons of liquid coconut oil 
1 Tablespoon baking soda

Put ingredients in a roller ball bottle and shake to mix.

If you're interested in learning more about essential oils, leave a comment below or contact me at You can also check out Young Living by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018 Reading Challenge

For 2018, I'm challenging myself to read books in different genres. While my list is quite long, my intention is to read at least 12 books, but maybe more.  Here's my list, but I would encourage you to adapt it with your own interests.

2018 Reading Challenge

o   A cozy mystery

o   A classic romance

o   A classic

o   A book that became a movie

o   A book with a number in the title

o   A book about Christian living

o   A mystery or thriller

o   A book with a one-word title

o   A book of short stories

o   A book on the New York Times bestseller list

o   A book at the bottom of your T0-Be-Read pile

o   A memoir

o   A book you can finish in a day

o   A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

o   A book in a trilogy

o   A book you loved as a kid

o   A book of poetry

o   A book you own but have never read

o   A book that takes place in your hometown/state

o   A book won on Goodreads

o   A book set during Christmas

o   A banned book

o   A book you started but never finished

o   A book about a road trip

o   A book about race or racial issues

o   A Young Adult fiction book

o   A Juvenile fiction book

o   A book with a yellow cover

o   A book with the ocean on the cover

o   A book about a hobby

o   A children’s book I own, but haven’t read

o   A book of choice

o   A book of choice

o   A book of choice

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FabFitFun Box Spring 2017

Got my spring FabFitFun box and it has such great stuff. FabFitFun is a subscription box that comes 4 times a year for $50 a box, but the value of each box is well over $200!  If you're interested in signing up, use my REFERRAL LINK for $25 off your first box.  Let me show you what I got.

First, I got this great roundie by Gypsy 05.  It's kind of like a heavy sheet that can be used for a picnic.

I got some earrings (studs and crawlers) by LuvAJ.

This one is a Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator.

Next is this leave-in conditioning spray called Rosarco Milk by Briogeo.

This pouch has a rubber coating inside and is intended for use as a pouch for a wet bathing suit or liquid items.

This lip gloss kit by REALHER has a liquid lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liner.  Mine is pink nude.

This box by Karuna holds four hydrating face mask sheets.

And then there was a pack of two nail polishes by Deborah Lippman.

In addition to these 8 items, there were two bonus items.  The first is a container of Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies with Biotin.

And finally, there was a card with a code for access to FabFitFun TV for free workout videos.  Cool, right?

This subscription service has been my favorite by far.  Each box has such unique, high-quality products.  Remember to click HERE for a link to get $10 off your first box.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fortune Cookie Soap Box—Spring 2017

I love the Fortune Cookie Soap subscription service!  It comes 4 times a year for $19.99 and includes 8 products (some full size, some samples).  The products are great quality and have AMAZING fragrances.  I always appreciate the cute theme of each box and the card included that gives a detailed description of each product.

The box has a Sleeping Beauty theme (or is it Beauty and the Beast?) and all of the scents are really nice.
This bar of Fortune Cookie Soap is in Enchanted Rose and has a mix of rose, violets, and vanilla.

This hand sanitizer called Magic Mirror smells like watermelon, peach, and neroli.

This is a lip tint called Beauty and smells like tangerine and vanilla.

I LOVE the whipped cream body butter.  This one, called Bonjour, is a fragrant mix of tea leaves and lemons.

This one is a perfume oil called There's Something Sweet.  It is so fresh smelling and is described as smelling like rice flower blossoms and spring rain.

Tame the Beast is a hair detangler with a delicate scent of black cherries, patchouli, and sandlewood.

This one is a toner tablet.  You drop it into a sink of hot water, throw a towel over your head and let the steam do its work on your skin.  The fragrance, called Happily Ever After, is a mix of bergamot, mandarin oranges, and grapefruit.

Finally, is the most underwhelming of the box.  This tea light candle is suppose to smell like blackberries, tart apples, magnolia, and sugar, but quite frankly, it smells like NOTHING.  Even when burning... nothing.  Oh, well.  One miss out of 8 isn't so bad.

That's it!  Can't wait for my next box that will come in May.  Be sure to check out Fortune Cookie Soap!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Learn Something New!

February Mini Challenge

January's mini challenge was about keeping a gratitude journal and it has been a great experience.  I love the new perspective on... well, everything.  If you have never kept a gratitude journal, I highly recommend it.  (Click HERE for last month's post.)   

So this month the challenge is to learn something new.  You might want to learn how to knit, style your hair a certain way, or cook French cuisine.  I'm planning to take a photography class through SkillShare.  Check out the video below where I explain it in more detail.

If you're interested in checking out Skillshare (a website where you can take a vast number of video classes), click on the referral link below to get 3 months of unlimited classes for 99 cents.


Have fun with this one!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Let's Be Grateful!

January Mini Challenge

Rather than doing New Year's resolutions, I'm doing a year of mini challenges and I hope you'll join me.  January's challenge is keeping a gratitude journal.  Check out the video below where I explain the challenge and see the resources below.  Here's to a great 2017!

Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Don't go through the motions
depth over breadth
get personal
how would life be without certain things
savor surprises
don't overdo it

Benefits of Gratefulness

better sleep
fewer illnesses


Greater Good
Prayer of Gratitude