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Teachers: Unsung Heros

I have a problem with much in our school systems, especially the government being so involved, but that's not the point of this post. Today, I subbed at our local elementary school. Subbing isn't new to me, but it always makes me appreciate the men and women who give their time and energy to educating… Continue reading Teachers: Unsung Heros

Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

Small Scale Farming

So, as some of you may know, one of our family goals is to own a farm again. (My husband and I both grew up on a farm.) And while all my children will not be raised on a farm, seeing as how one has already left home, but we hope to share it with… Continue reading Small Scale Farming

I Believe In Christ

Motivational Monday: Even though it’s Tuesday

I let yesterday get away from me. And I'll admit, I was being lazy and spent the day reading. 🙂 I do that every so often. I love to read and sometimes get wrapped up and refuse to put my book down. That was yesterday for me. Today, I'll put up yesterday's post and today's.… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Even though it’s Tuesday

Being A Better Person, Emotional Health, Family

Big Changes…Big Blessings

Yesterday, after nearly 19 years of living with my oldest baby, we took her off to college. My baby is smart (graduated Valedictorian, got full-ride scholarships to her college), kind, loving, and beautiful in every way. She's a hard worker and takes her talents and increases them. If she wants to do something she may… Continue reading Big Changes…Big Blessings

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clary Sage

Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clary Sage

Being A Better Person, Gardening and Self-Reliance

Self-Reliance

“Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family.” (LDS Definition) 12 Principles of Self-Reliance Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ:  I believe this is elemental in all we do in life. 2.  Use Time Wisely:  When we learn how to organize our time to… Continue reading Self-Reliance

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high.* Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums.* Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks. Primary Benefits Supports healthy metabolic function* Maintains a healthy immune system* Naturally… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cinnamon Bark

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Beauty: How Health Affects Appearance

Some of you have read my story, about being sick for years. It's amazing how poor health affects so much more than what you're capable of doing. I'm putting up a picture of me taken August 5, 2012 and then one taken August 1, 2016. People who knew me before, have told me I look… Continue reading Beauty: How Health Affects Appearance

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION:Cassia

A close relation to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any essential oil blend. Cassia has been used for thousands of years to maintain physical healthy* and promote emotional well-being.* It's one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION:Cassia

Gardening and Self-Reliance

Building Your Grow Box Part 3

So, there are those that say this isn't really organic, because it does us a mixture that contains a little fertilizer, but I watched the first video about the "Big Lie" and felt good about what I heard. (I prayed about it too, and feel like this is good. You judge for yourself.)   But… Continue reading Building Your Grow Box Part 3

Essential Oil Education, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

For the Dogs (and Cats)

We love our pets. They aren't just animals, but family. And we must do what is best for them. This was our puppy Smokey. We didn't get to keep him for long because I had gotten pregnant and Smokey became very protective of me, not wanting even my husband and kids around me. While we… Continue reading For the Dogs (and Cats)

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cardamom

Through a collaborative sourcing initiative in Guatemala, doTERRA retrieves high quality Cardamom seeds which are distilled into Cardamom essential oil that can assist with gastrointestinal and respiratory health.* Primary Benefits May help ease indigestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health* Promotes clear breathing and respiratory health* Helps alleviate occasional feelings of stomach discomfort* Flavorful spice for… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cardamom

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

Dish Washing

While I'm not the biggest fan of washing dishes, I am grateful I don't have to wash like this: I have, while camping. Don't mind it so much then, but not for every day. (Isn't she beautiful!) I'm also glad I don't have to wash like this every day: This I do with most pots… Continue reading Dish Washing

Essential Oil Education, Uncategorized

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Black Pepper

Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but its internal and topical benefits are equally noteworthy. This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity* and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper promotes healthy circulation,* but… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Black Pepper