Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy May Day!  

When I was a kiddo, my mom and I used to make “May Day” baskets to deliver (they were so cute and such a fun way to bless our friends and neighbors).  Here is a more elaborate one, but you get the idea…  Who doesn’t love receiving flowers (or candy, or both) as a surprise on their front door?!  (except for here in the Denver area today we have another 6" of snow that fell over this weekend)! ❄😵❄

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There are several goodies to share for May, upcoming online classes, information about Slique Essence, and more.  

So, let's get started!​

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This month Young Living has come up with their own version of a a “beautiful May Day basket”…  The promotion is outstanding and for the first time has 4 reward levels - and gives you ability to earn an additional diffuser for your hom
 (or even one to gift to the “favorite mother” in your life

190 PV -  
Total package worth $80.27 retail
​ - ​
15ml Melrose, 5ml Manuka and 15ml Cedarwood 
​(bonus Essential Rewards exclusive)​

250 PV - 
Total package worth $106.59 retail - 20 ER Points (that is essentially $20 to spend of future products)
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15ml Melrose, 5ml Manuka, ​15ml Cedarwood
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​(Essential Rewards exclusive)​

325 PV - 
Total package worth $190.47 retail
 a Dewdrop Diffuser​
20 ER Points,
15ml Melrose, 5ml Manuka, ​15ml Cedarwood
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(Essential Rewards exclusive)​​

425 PV - 
Total package worth $334.88​ retail
ART Skin Care System which includes: 1 Light Moisturizer (30ml), 1 Refreshing Toner (4 fl. Oz) 1 Gentle Cleanser (3.38 fl oz.)
a Dewdrop Diffuser​, 20 ER Points,
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15ml Melrose, 5ml Manuka, ​15ml Cedarwood
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(Essential Rewards exclusive)​​

​**If you have questions about placing an order or signing up for Essential Rewards (and taking advantage of the above FREE products - please let me know).​

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What's Next?  Steps to Creating a Young Living Healthy Lifestyle

Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday, May 17, 2016!

Many families who desire to develop a healthy and toxin-free lifestyle are gravitating to Young Living Essential Oils because they are easy to use, versatile, cost-effective, and powerful.

Join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM PT // ​
​8:30PM ET​
​ fo
r this fast-paced and fun online class where you'll learn more about the Young Living Lifestyle.

To watch, you will go to this link the night of the class: Young Living Lifestyle - Spreecast

During this class, they will be covering the following topics:

- It's a philosophy where by simply supporting and strengthening the body with a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, and essential oils you will the best you have in years!

- Young Living Essential Oils infuses all of their wellness products, cleaning products, and self-care products with essential oils.  It's an amazing difference in quality and effectiveness.

- How you can easily incorporate Young ​Living's oils and wellness products - even on a budget - into your life to strengthen your body through nutrition and power of essential oils.

- Over a dozen Young Living products will be covered, so you can easily determine what your next steps are for creating a home filled with wellness for everyone.

We've created a Facebook event for this class - but you do not need to be on Facebook to view the online class

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Slique Essence is Young Living's only essential oil blend to feature the ​natural, calorie-free sweetness of stevia, plus a refreshing citrus-mint combo of Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon, Spearmint, and Ocotea.  Hydrate and silence craving when you add a few drops to your favorite glass water bottle.  It may help with weight management goals.

Slique Essence essential oils may help to control sugar cravings and provide a sense of satiety (feelings of fullness).  It contains oils that have cleansing properties and is part of Young Living's Healthy Weight Management Program along with diet and exercise.

It's a great addition for the spring and summer months - refreshing and good for your body!

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We want to show you how Young Living can supercharge your workout, assist with workout recovery, provide protein packed meal replacement options, help you achieve your daily water intake goals, and more!

WHEN:  Monday, May 23rd at 7PM MT // 9 PM ET

WHERE:  On Facebook - Join Here

We will also be putting this information on a website so those who are not on Facebook can view the material afterwards (hopefully within a day of the scheduled event).

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Your Young Living Premium Starter Kit arrives...YAY!!!!  Now what?!?!

This was a fabulous Facebook event last month.  Maybe you attended when it was live.  But the best part is the information is now online.  You can grab it again and share portions or all of it with new members. Our team did an outstanding job making videos and graphics that will help new members. Come grab some tips, tricks, and learn how to use your oils an diffuser, where to find answers to questions, and more!

You can view the online course here:  I Got My Starter Kit - Now What?!?!?
That's all for May!  Hope you have a great month!!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Let's start with antibacterial soap and toothpaste...we wash our hands and brush our teeth every day so let's be informed about what's in them.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April is my Whole House Cleaning Month - from top to bottom.  But in the past I think I made things worse by the products I chose to clean my house (think mini-asthma attack after "self-cleaning" my oven).

So, after lots of research, I switched up many (remember, this is a big's okay to make small changes, as long as they are good changes) of the products in our home.

Over the course of the next 14 days, I'm going to post some information about what might currently be lurking in our homes, and some better options.  Please join me for "The Toxin-Free Home".

Friday, January 8, 2016

I really enjoy reading this blog and especially this most recent post....Modern Mrs. Darcy - The 2016 Reading Challenge

I have a love of books and this year's challenge intrigues me.  I always put together a list of books I plan to read during the year, but this time I might need to add a few from Mrs. Darcy's challenge.  I generally never read a book twice (except in Book Club when one of the other attendees chose "The Great Gatsby"- and oh how delightful it was to read the book for fun as opposed to knowing your were going to be tested on the material at the end) - but this year I might just have to pull out one of the classics from high school.  Do I even remember what I read in high school....sigh!  ;-)

So, here is my 2016 Reading List (so far):

  1. We'll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn
  2. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell
  3. Audacious by Beth Moore
  4. Girls With Swords by Lisa Bevere
  5. Choose Love: The 3 Simple Choices That Will Alter the Course of Your Life by Stormie Ormartian
  6. The Silent Wife by A.S. Harrison
  7. Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman
  8. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  9. Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson
  10. Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe And Why We All Need to Knock It Off by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
  11. The Daughter by Jane Shemilt
  12. Roar: The New Conservative Woman Speaks Out by Scottie Nell Hughes
I tried to mix up the fiction and non-fiction, but my reading list seems to be always more weighted toward the non-fiction side of things.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I was saying my nightly prayers last evening, and it suddenly dawned on me that I wanted to impress something upon my children's hearts. "I just want you to know that you are ALWAYS ENOUGH!"  I know we all live our lives trying to accomplish more professionally, to visit more places, to see more things, to do more, to be more - but in the end, my children need to know that they are complete and enough just the way they are.  Yes, I want them to strive to be wonderful Christians, great students, caring friends, team-worthy athletes - but from my perspective, their mother's point of view, they are always enough!  They don't HAVE to be more - I love and cherish them just the way they are.  Just like my Heavenly Father cherishes me just the way I am.

So, the next time you are sitting on the sidelines of the soccer game, or in the stands at the baseball game, or looking over their science experiment, or watching them draw something wonderful - remind them that they don't have to be better, or more, or perfect... they are ENOUGH!  So says our Heavenly Father.

Colossians 2:10 - And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Why I signed up for Young Living Essential Oils?
About a year ago I started seriously looking into what my family was eating, cleaning with and using to stay healthy.  I began researching companies and products to try and 1) educate myself, and 2) begin to make healthier choices when purchasing products like groceries, vitamins, cleaning products and personal care products (like shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, etc.)

I came across information about Young Living and liked what I read, but also was very skeptical.  So, I kept reading, kept researching and FINALLY, six months ago I took the plunge and purchased the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.  It was out of my comfort zone, but I figured the only real way to know how these oils worked was to try them ourselves.

Why did I choose Young Living over other companies out there?
After a lot of research, I came to the conclusion that Young Living would be the best fit for my family.  I liked their therapeutic-grade oils, the fact that they maintained their own farms, and their corporate belief in bringing wellness and abundance to the world.  

What really impressed me was Young Living's "Seed to Seal" quality commitment.  If I was going to purchase products for my family, I wanted the assurance that nothing synthetic was being added to the oils.  

Our family has been amazed and delighted with the oils.  My children regularly ask for me to diffuse certain oils before and after school.  They love them as much as I do.  And my husband, who was very skeptical at first, regularly asks for Peppermint, Thieves, Lavender and Ningxia Red.  It is safe to say we are fully-invested in Young Living because we are experiencing the benefits first hand.

It is so easy to join Young Living and  receive wholesale prices. There are no monthly order requirements or annual fees.

Should I become a Wholesale Member?
That's a great question!  The Wholesale Membership option allows you to purchase oils at a 24% discount off the retail price.  And, if you use the oils and share your experiences with family and friends, you have the ability (but zero pressure) to earn commissions when others join and purchase their own Young Living oils.  This can be a great way for you to pay for the oils your family uses or even as added income.

Is there a monthly minimum order?
NO.  You can always just order what you need, when you need it.  You only need to order one 50 PV (point value) minimum order a year to keep your membership active.

Do I have to sell Young Living products in order to become a Wholesale Member?  What if I just want to use the products?
NO.  There is no obligation to sell oils when you become a wholesale member.  But, if you ever change your mind, you can start at any time.  Young Living has great educational tools for members, and I am always available to help in any way I can. 

Is there anything else I should know?
Yes, there is a program called Essential Rewards which offers shipping, credit back to you for free oils, and more.  In addition, each month there are fantastic promotions for free oils and other products when you place your Essential Rewards order.  Who doesn't love free stuff?

How do I get started?
There are several starter kits available through your Young Living Wholesale Membership. The Premium Starter Kit comes with everything you'll need to get started with essential oils and you'll get to choose which diffuser is best for you.

What comes in my Starter Kit?
*An Everyday Oils Collection with 10 of Young Living's most popular oils
*A bonus oil (Stress Away) to bring your collection up to 11 oils
*A Diffuser of Your Choice (Home, Dewdrop, Bamboo or Aria)
*Oil Sample Packets
*Oil Sample Bottles
*Oil Sample Sharing Cards
*2 Packets of Ningxia Red
*1 Roller Fitment (for the top of an oil bottle)

BONUS:  More FREE Stuff from me to you!
I'm offering a one-on-one phone call with me to answer any questions 
you might have about using oils.  I'll be sure to contact you so we can 
set that up.  Plus, I'll send your my FAVORITE Oily Reference Material 
on how to use your new essential oils.
(This is for US & Canadian mailing addresses only.)

What about ongoing support once I'm signed up?
When you sign up for Young Living through me, I promise you won't be wondering what to do next.  You will gain access to ur private Oily Situation Room Facebook group, which has a wealth of information.  You will be able to search the archives, ask question, get tips on how to use your oils, etc.  We have a very supportive community.

In addition, after you purchase your Premium Starter Kit, you will have access to view an Essential Oils 101 Class online, as well as many other online classes - a perfect way to get started.

**New Member bonuses are only eligible for those who complete their purchase of a new premium starter kit within the same calendar month they created their account.  Free bonuses will arrive directly from me within 30 days of your enrollment.

How Do I Sign Up?  Step-By-Step 

1.  Click over to the sign-up page.

2.  Choose your membership option.  I highly recommend the Wholesale membership. As mentioned earlier, there are NO strings attached.  You aren't required to order monthly.  If you select "Retail Customer" you will not receive wholesale pricing, you will pay retail cost which is 24% more than wholesale, and you will not be eligible for the Facebook support group or the free bonuses.

3.  My ID number (#2675901) should already be filled in for you - select your country and your language preference.

4.  Fill out your name, email (this is important, if you leave this blank I have no way to contact you and support you!), billing address, shipping address (if different) and contact info.  (The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes.  If you make over $600 a year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law.  Young Living will never share this info with anyone.)  If you do not feel comfortable putting in your social security number (this is only for tax purposes if you decide to turn this into a business) then you can get an EIN from the IRS in just a few seconds here and use that number instead (the IRD just needs to be able to connect some number with you for tax purposes).

5. Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.

6.  Choose the kit that you want. (I highly recommend one of the Premium Starter Kits.)  You can choose between: 1) The Premium Starter Kit with Home Diffuser $160; 2) The Premium Starter Kit with Dew Drop Diffuser $160; 3) The Premium Starter Kit with Bamboo Diffuser $170; or 4) The Premium Starter Kit with Aria Diffuser $260.  Then proceed to checkout.  You can skip the Essential Rewards part, or sign up if you'd like to start earning FREE products right away.

7.  CONFIRM YOUR ORDER.  I have had many people miss this step and end up not fully checking out.  To confirm, the tool will log you in and it will show you your order again and it will you enter in your payment information again.  That's it!  Congratulations!  And welcome to the amazing world of essential oils!  You will receive a welcome email from me with tons of resources and information to help you get started.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at

Download this free PDF to get started on using your Everyday Oils, just click on the image.