Monday, December 12, 2016

Be Brave: Start Paving Another Road

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." 
~Dolly Parton

Sometimes you find yourself making goals and organizing your life and you suddenly realize that the more successful you are at achieving those goals, the less your life looks like you

And all the work and planning is moving you faster and faster down the wrong path and further away from the one your heart yearns for.

It’s never too late to stop.  You can always turn around.  And if you find yourself realizing your life doesn’t fit your heart’s journey anymore, it’s time to pave a new road, building on what you’ve learned.  Each mile of hard-won knowledge is another step into wisdom.  Every stone you’ve stumbled on is a gem of insight into how you can build your dreams.

Life is sometimes a straight path.  Sometimes it’s a winding road.  At big moments, we come to crossroads with clear choices.  And sometimes?  Sometimes, we come to a dirt road leading off the highway we’re barreling down.  If we’re moving too fast, we’ll miss it.  If our lives are too loud, we won’t hear the call to go off-roading; to follow what seems like a whim but is actually our heart calling to us, wanting to find something new and wild and just a little bit scary.  

Take time to slow down.  To listen to your heart and what it’s telling you.  And then take those dreams and wishes and pave another road—the one that takes you there.

What brave thing will you do TODAY to make your dreams come true?

Friday, December 9, 2016

DIY Felted Wool Dryer Balls--Essential Oils for the Laundry Room

Our family's word of the year was Adventure.  New hobbies, trips with school friends and camping trips in Sundance (our Shasta Airflyte) are some of the most memorable adventures we've had in 2016.

The biggest adventure, though,  has been discovering Young Living Essential Oils.  

I purchased the starter kit in October and have been incorporating these wonderful oils into our daily lives.  I started with diffusing these beautiful scents into our home and workplace.  Knowing that these oils have beneficial properties makes it even better and I love the lift I get to my mood when diffusing them.

The StressAway roller ball is a game changer on a tough day and my miracle face serum are two other favorite ways I've been using these oils on a daily basis.

Thieves and Purification are two oil blends that I also use in my laundry.  I've been placing a couple of drops on a washcloth and throwing in with the load going into the dryer.  It makes the house and the laundry smell amazing!

I've always used rubber laundry balls to lessen the drying time and to reduce wrinkles without using dryer sheets.  Now that I'm using essential oils in my dryer, I decided to make my own felted wool dryer balls so I can add a couple of drops of oil to them.  

DIY Natural has a great tutorial on how to make these.    

DIY Natural
I used one skein for two balls, with Patons classic worsted wool.  It took two washes in hot water for them to felt.  I wanted to try a looser weave, but I couldn't find anything similar that was 100% wool in our town, so, I ended up ordering a couple of skeins of this kind of wool:

find here
According to her tutorial, this kind should felt a little easier.  Can't wait to make some more!  There was something soothing about rolling the yarn into balls.  And it turned out a lot better than my previous crocheting projects...

So glad I don't have to use my Grandma's rub board to do laundry!

If you are interested in trying Young Living Essential Oils, the premium starter kit is a great beginner kit.  Plus, I'm offering a $25 gift card if you sign up under my subscriber number (link below) and some other goodies along the way!  

The premium starter kit comes with:

  • Dewdrop™ Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

order here Christmas Spirit giveaway only good through 12/31/16

To enroll with my group, click here and make sure the number 10358214 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields.
By signing up as a wholesale member, you will get 24% off retail prices which is the only way to go!

If you have questions, feel free to email me at  I'd be glad to help you and would love to have you join up with our wonderful sisterhood!  We have an awesome facebook group that will support you in your journey to better health.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Be Brave: A Path with No Obstacles

Life is full of obstacles--hard things (or people) we find on the way to living our dream.  If I find myself doing something and it seems too easy, my paranoia sets in and I am just sure I’m doing it wrong!

Productivity gurus always tell us to make our goals BIG and SPECIFIC.  Both of those things invite obstacles and hardships on the way.  It's our job as dreamers and doers to make sure our path DOES have obstacles that we have to overcome.  It's our job to make sure our path is leading somewhere worthy of the journey.

And it's our job to remember to enjoy the journey itself.  

What brave thing will you do TODAY to make your dreams come true tomorrow?