Simple Savvy Scented Pine Cones - DIY

You don't have to spend a fortune to let someone know you appreciate them. Thoughtful, inexpensive gifts can make a big impact. This DIY is the perfect hostess or teacher's gift! It's the easiest method for making scented pine cones and you'll love the results!!



Directions
1. Gather your pine cones in a gallon sized ziploc bag. Then start by soaking them for about an hour in water. I thought soaking them in the tub would be the easiest thing, but learn from me - not a great idea! Use a bucket or pan so that...
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November Gifts With Purchase


Why do you need these freebies? 
(Click the link to read more about them, but don't order them - place a qualifying order and get them for free!!)

1. Loyalty Rewards (LR) Points = $10 of credit in your LR account! And that's on top of the percentage you're already earning. If you've forgotten, you earn more points the longer you stay part of the program. The very first month you get 10% back (that's unheard of!) and if you stay in it 4 months... you start earning 20% back. Stay on LR 1 year and you get 25% back in LR points!! So with this freebie - I get 35% back in LR points!

2. Vitality Drops - are the best electrolyte drop on the market! Most everyone needs to drink more water, and trust me, once you're addicted to the drops, you'll want more water! If Grapefruit/Bergamot isn't your flavor of choice... try our Lavender/Lemonade

3. Thieves Hand Sanitizer - meets the FDA standards for killing 99.9% harmful germs and 
is free from harsh chemicals that hurt your skin and your overall health. 

Even more reasons...


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Motivation for Every Personality Type


When we lack something like motivation, we often look to our friends, family or co-workers who have what we want and then do our best to adopt their ways, thinking we'll get the same results. Sometimes it works. But not every personality type is motivated the same way. . .
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Self-Care That's Not Selfish


Self-care is all about taking care of YOU, but it is not selfish if your motives are pure. The truth is that when we fail to care for ourselves, we give our friends, families, and the world a lesser version of ourselves. Less healthy, less active, less fun, less happy, less encouraging, and a shorter life span - these are just some of the results we get when we don't take care of ourselves. Our families and friends deserve better and for goodness sakes, it's no sin to admit, I want to enjoy life for my own well-being!

Self-care for your mind, body and soul helps you:
  • feel better physically and emotionally
  • look at the bright side, and count your blessings even when life is hard
  • laugh and be silly more often
  • have healthier...
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Optimizing The 4 Circles of Life When You Are Busy Busy Busy!

We are back to busy, busy, busy, feeling stretched too thin and maybe a little bit bitter because we want to do eh-ver-re-thing - and we can't! 

While it's true that mental health drastically fell during the pandemic, being too busy and the negative feelings associated with it, affect every circle of our lives.1



The 4 Circles:
1. Biological - your physical body - how it functions.
2. Psychological - your mind, your will and how and what you think.
3. Spiritual - your spirit - your sense of meaning and purpose for life, your core values & what guides/grounds you.
4. Social - your support system - connections to family, friends and others - how do you feel about these relationships.

Stress has clear connections to disease,2 can lead to depression, diminishes our fulfillment, may cause
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Clean Up The Air You Breathe - It's Important!

Here are a few ways to promote toxin-free air in your home and minimize toxins at your workplace, school etc. with Young Living Essential Oils.

1. Eliminate artificial scents. They are known to be laden with toxins and you'll find that the FDA even has warnings about...
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Improve Your Eye Health & Look Better Too!

Vision and maximizing beautiful experiences are important to us and you too, right?! Can you imagine doing the things you love, or being with your loved ones and not being able to see? When our vision deteriorates we typically fix our problem by getting glasses or contacts. However, most of us do nothing to keep our eyes healthy. So we continue to have symptoms like bags under our eyes, poor night vision or further loss of sight.


No one expects to get an eye disease, yet 11 million people in the US have macular degeneration1 and experts predict 3 million new cases this year. Even more scary - 90% of those diagnosed will become legally blind.  If you've thought you're too young to worry about eye health... keep reading.
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Why Different Soap = Better Overall Health


Small changes can make a big impact! To change our mental health, we have to swap out toxic, negative thoughts for positive, helpful thoughts. 
To improve our physical health, swaps regarding how we wash up can make a big difference! 

Quite frankly, I didn't know until recently, that soap causing dry skin and hangnails was also destroying my skin's microbiome.  But I've learned! And sometimes, knowledge is power, or at least powerful in that it makes me want to make a change.1
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Blueberry, Lavender Ice Cream

Blueberry, Lavender Ice Cream
5 ingredients & 15 minutes — that’s all it takes to prep this healthy homemade ice cream!


The flavor of lavender is becoming increasingly popular in desserts, but many of them don’t even contain lavender. They are filled with artificial flavorings and color. But not this ice cream—or should we say “nice” cream - nicer to your brain and body, that is!  

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Oils + The Bible

Oils + The Bible
When we don't understand things in the Bible we often chalk it up to symbolism or as a cultural phenomenon. It was just a few years ago, after a lot of suffering, that I learned about, and began to experience the power God placed in His creation.
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Shipping Changes

Announcement
I love how Young Living is handling the increased shipping costs. With astronomical inflation they are needing to eliminate free shipping, but they have found a way to make it a win-win! 

I got a sneak peak at the new shipping costs $7.99 for economy. The free gift, is a 15 ml. of Lemon Essential Oil wholesale (member) cost is $12.00!! WOW!! And thank you YL!


Your health can be better ~ naturally. Feel free to email me for a free consultation. 
To order Young Living Essential Oils or nontoxic products, please use my link: youngliving.com - thanks!

Lavender Is Getting The Recognition It Deserves!

Most people know lavender as the essential oil that helps babies, kids, teenagers and adults get restful sleep1💤💤💤  I think it's great because it doesn't induce that sleeping pill hangover!

But lavender is much more than a sleeping aid. It is the the gentle giant that calms the mind, helps people have better focus and attention and is known to benefit every system of the body. The research is astounding!


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A Great Antidepressant That Is FREE and 100% Natural


We've all heard it said, "laughter is the best medicine".  It is indeed good medicine, but we have to laugh often to experience lasting benefit. And, it needs to be the right kind of laughter for it to be an effective antidepressant. 
 
You've probably noticed that laughter doesn't happen easily when...
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DIYs for a Sparkly Clean Home WITHOUT the Toxins

It's spring!! And time to do that deep clean, but I know you care about your pets and family and don't want to have worry about their little paws1 absorbing chemical residue or your little one's2 hands and knees crawling on a freshly cleaned floor. Or, does your family abide by the 5 or 10 second rule . . .
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2 Things to Drastically Improve Your Brain Health


Brain issues begin decades before any symptoms appear, so no one really knows if they are headed in that direction unless they get a brain scan. The best idea is to start changing your ways now! You will reap benefits beyond good brain health! And, if you or a parent are already in the throws of any disease, treatment will work better if in conjunction to the treatment you change your ways. So whether you are young or old, you will benefit from...
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Health Benefits of Black Pepper


Indian medicine is known to have used black pepper to cure constipation, earache, gangrene and heart disease. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, also used pepper for similar treatments.

An article published in the National Institute of Health website says it does a lot more!
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Reduce The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes


Studies show that leafy greens reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, lower the risk of cancer,1 reduce the risk of heart disease, lower the risk of bone fractures in middle-aged women, help in stroke recovery and decrease the risk of another stroke.2  But unless we are stuffing a blender FULL of dark leafy greens in a smoothie for breakfast,  plus eating them at lunch and dinner, we are probably not getting enough to...
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Help Your Anxious Kids Face Life With Confidence

Whether it's a new gymnastics class, a visit to the doctor, piano class, a new school year, a different Sunday school, or babysitter - our young’uns face stress day-in and day-out. Anticipating and facing things with confidence is what we want for them - right?! But they are little humans and many of them, just like you, experience what seems like never ending worry. It’s a lot - just being human!  

Unfortunately, anxiety scrambles the brain and decreases the ability to...
 
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Jade Lemon Oil


It's scent is soft and crisp and a little bit sweet as opposed to the tart aroma of Lemon.  

How To Use Jade Lemon


Diffuse


Create an inviting aroma and bring the mood up in your
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Restore Your Taste & Smell


If you've lost your taste and smell, try this!  

People lose their taste and/or smell for a variety of reasons. No matter the cause, it's a bummer!!

Medications, medical treatments, old age, damage to our salivary glands, dry mouth, halitosis, too much alcohol, gum disease and other illnesses, as we are now aware!! can all lead to a loss of taste and smell. . . 

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