Thursday, April 24, 2014

Young Living Cold/Flu Bomb - Essential Oils Recipes - EO Life

ThatManILove has been sniffling and snorting around here for a couple of days.

We thought it was allergies.

We now think it’s a cold, and didn’t want it to go any further.  So, off to my essential oils manual, I go.

I found the recipe for a Cold Bomb, and blended it up.

I opted to diffuse it, and also put some into a roller bottle and massaged into the bottom of his feet.  I put more on prior to him going to bed.

An hour later?  He sounds so much better, already.

Here’s the recipe, if you’d like it.  This is the recipe, multiplied X 3, (just because I was trying to be efficient, and wanted to both diffuse and roll it.)

Young Living Cold/Flu Bomb

12 Drops Young Living Lemon 
6 Drops Young Living Melaleuca Alternifolia
9 Drops Young Living Oregano
12 Drops  Young Living Thieves
6 Drops Young Living Frankincense
18 Drops Fractionated Coconut Oil

I went ahead and labeled it ColdBomb ... so he can use it for a couple of days or until he’s better.

I'm praying he doesn't have a the above arrow for one of the funniest videos EVAH.  (Well, if anyone male at your place has ever suffered a cold.)

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Randomnocity (is that a word?)

See this?

I was flipping through my iPhoto storage, and found these shots I took, in one day.  And I thought, “What the heck?”  And then, I realized…

Though you may not be able to, I can look at them and tell you exactly what was going down on that day.

Without looking, I can tell you it was a Monday.


Photo #1 is research I was doing for my chiropractor, whose daughter raises show lambs.  They were searching for a natural alternative for ringworm, a parasite to which lambs are susceptible.

Photo #2, #3, and #4 are screen shots taken of the breakfast menu at Smiling Moose.  I deliver Smiling Moose breakfast to one of my customers every Monday.

Photo #5 is a screen shot of a text between a customer and myself, concerning the Hendrix Experience concert we'd gone to the weekend before.  It made me laugh, so I thought I'd capture it for posterity.

Photo #6 is a shot of a cool little marketing attachment for your iPhone.  I have one, and I use it daily to store business cards.  It beats carrying a purse into a customer’s office.

And that’s just  photos taken before 11 a.m.

Yup.  I am an iPhone addict.  And I use almost every tool it offers.

Could you describe one day of your random photos? 

Try it!  It’s pretty entertaining!

It also makes for passable blog fodder.

Happy Tuesday,  Faithful Reader!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Music Makes Our World Go Round

Are your memories triggered by anything special?

Music, perhaps?

I love music.  My mom instilled a love of music in all of us.  She couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, but she loved music, and made sure we did, as well.

So many milestones are marked with music…

I’m glad both ThatManILove and I passed our love of music on to our sons. 

Elder Son will send me a text, like this one….and it will trigger a memory of us, driving down the road and singing.

Name that tune.  His memory for lyrics slay me.  He's amazing.

I won’t ever forget our music-infused road miles.  I treasure those moments.

As a blended family, we've enjoyed some cool music moments as adults - like traveling to Lenox, MA for a James Taylor concert.  Traveling to Phoenix, AZ, for a Travis Tritt/Marty Stuart acoustic concert at the Centennial Theatre.

Beautiful times with our young men.

I wouldn't ever trade for those times, and I'll treasure them forever.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Week - Life at a Heart Level

This week has been consumed with conferences and grandkids!

Love the conferences…they’re always fun and educational.

But the grandkids?




Walks to the park.

Playing with toys.

Did I say beautiful?

I am so very thankful.

Fun stuff, this.  Thank you, Jesus, for all You have done for us.

He is Risen, indeed.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Keeping It Light, Keeping It Right

One of my faithful Facebook followers left me a message the other day, and told me:   “I hope you never lose your sense of humor. Remember it when those golf outings etc start!”

Well, my friend, those tournaments have begun.

And I hear you, brother.  I’m taking your advice to heart, and trying to maintain my sense of humor during the entry and sponsorship portion of this tournament.  

This particular golf tournament is a biggie.  Over 500 players, 2 days, 2 courses, and it  almost filled up in a 24 hour period.  It funds 26 college scholarships per year.  The major whining will soon begin, possibly even today, from the people who were not lucky enough to get into the tournament.

And I am going to try my hardest to keep my sense of humor.

It’s a great tournament, for a great cause, and it’s a lot of fun.  The hardest part is getting the teams in, the sponsorship noted, and getting all the players, contact information, and handicaps down.

We have a great committee with lots of hard workers that are also fun people, and they all make me laugh and, hopefully, vice-versa.

Community service?  Is a good thing.

And when it helps young people?  Even more so.

So this post is multi-faceted.  A reminder, to myself, to keep my sense of humor - because if it isn’t fun, why do it? 

And also, a reminder of why I do help others.  And I cannot lose sight of that goal.

Because helping others succeed in life?  Is a good thing.  A very, very good thing.

So, step up to the tee!  It's time!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I Need Rehab...Maybe...I Guess

I guess that the little email robots and blog minions thought when I said I had a lack of sleep problem and showed all those sizes of cups, that I really meant I had a drinking problem.

So, they sent me this email ad.  

I am a little bit addicted to Tazo Chai Tea.  Yeah.
Like Venti 7 pump chai, extra hot.
Or Venti 7 pump chai frap, no whip.

And essential oils.  Flat out hooked.

Does that count?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sleep, Be My Friend Tonight

Sleep?  Is pretty dang important.

Lately, I've been doing better at it.

I have had nights where my eyes never closed.  And I would pay for that the next morning.  And I wasn't out partying.

Just stressed.  Or I couldn't get my mind to shut down.

I'm not a big caffeine  drinker, that's not it.  Nor am I scared of the dark.  I would go to sleep for an hour, then, voila!  Wide. Awake.

But since I've started wearing the sleep salve I make from essential oils?  

Zzzzzzzzzzzz.  (Thank you, Camp Wander!!)

I love this stuff.  It helps me relax, I love the smell, and I actually am able to get to sleep, and stay asleep.

And I'm finding I operate so much better with sleep.

ThatManILove likes me better, too.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Funny Stuff, Feelings

I saw this t-shirt, and it cracked me up.

It is so what I would say…in my recent past.

Before I learned to live life at a heart level, I would cover up feelings with humor.  You might or might not get to see what is really going on with me, what's really happening.

I have changed.  And it's a good thing.

In the past year, I've learned to let it be.  That it's okay to be real, to let people see who I am.  It's okay to have feelings. To let people know when they've crossed a boundary.

To not give away all of myself.  

To take time for myself.

To take care…of me.

And I'm getting better at the being real, every day.

And sometimes, I'm funny.  And it's the real me.

I like myself so much better.  I have goals.  I have a life plan.  And I've accomplished much.

You can do the same, for yourself. 

Thanks, Pathways, for all you do for people…and me.  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Well Planned Gifts Never Go Astray

I love a thoughtful gift.

I'm a giver.  I try hard to help people out and to match the gift to the recipient.  It's not always easy to do, but I try.

The favor was returned, in spades, this past weekend.

Out of the blue, one of my bestie friends and her daughter, also a bestie friend, gave me this.

AND they gave me this.

Both pieces match me to a tee.  

My son is a roper.  I love roping bling.

And as to the Crazy?  Well, you already know.

Spot on, Suzan and Becky.

Spot on.  I LOVE the necklace and the bracelet.

I've already worn both pieces.

Now, nod for your steer and let's get outa here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Funky Art - Piggy Style

It must be pig week.

I found this little gem on the top of a cabinet in my friend Becky's house.

I love it.

She has a crown. She's a princess pig.  And beautiful.

A colorful, eye-catching pig…one with wings.

Just to remind us all that "When Pigs Fly" is a doable thing.

Because, people, anything is possible.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Choot Like A Girl

I love small town truck stops.

You never know what you're going to see there.

I saw this t-shirt, and it made me smile.

Heck, it made me wanna go shoot my shotgun.  I'm a little behind this year, anyway.

Love the smell of shotgun smoke!