This past weekend we had our family reunion on my side of the family. It was in Southern California- Picnic at the park in Glendora California, and then swimming at the beach at a beach house in Solimar, California. The beach went right off the back porch steps and it was lovely!
Frankincense is one of my favorite oils. I know I say that a lot of the oils are my favorites but this one truly is! I use it in the morning and night for flawless skin, for feeling closer to God throughout the day and for feeling better mood wise.
I’ve moved 9 times in the past 16 years as a married wife and Mother. Each time it has been crazy. Each time it gets a little better. We still do not own our own home and want to, so another move will be in the works in the next few years or so.
Here are a few tips that I have found extremely helpful:
- Start early: 6-8 weeks in advance. Start getting rid of all the stuff you don’t want to have in your new home/ stuff you haven’t used in over a year.
- Get strong, sturdy boxes. Fill them up all the way- putting pillows or towels on the top.
- Wrap your furniture in those plastic rolls you can buy- it really helps with any nicks and scratches!
- Get help the last week or so- you are going to need it!
- Leave your picture up on the wall until the last few days- it makes home still feel like a home.
Here is a short YouTube video on How to Use Panaway! Panaway is one of my favorite top ten oils for support of my body!
At an oil class last Thursday, I got a recipe for an all natural base/cream to use as a starter for a pain cream/sleep cream/face cream. It is wonderful!! Here is the recipe:
All Natural Base
4 Cups Shea Butter
2 Cups Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup Grapeseed Oil or Jojoba Oil
2 Full Droppers Vitamin E Oil
High speed mix for 10 minutes with ice packs wrapped around bowl scraping sides down along the way. Store in a glass jar. Great for individualized gifts.
Add 10-20 drops of Panaway to a small jar of base.
Add 10-20 drops of Lavender and Cedarwood.
Add 10-20 drops of Frankincense
12 c. rolled oats
1 lb sliced almonds
1/2 lb chopped pecans
16 oz coconut
1 c olive oil
1 c honey
1/3 c brown sugar (opt)
4 tsp vanilla
Mix the first four ingredients in a very large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the last four ingredients and put in the microwave for 1 min. Stir and pour over oat mixture. Mix thoroughly and divide into two large cookie sheets that have tin foil on them and have been spayed with Pam. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 250 with both pans in the oven and switch at 45 minutes.
My husband loves this and even has it for dessert on his ice cream. Enjoy!
My last post was a bit negative.
With that being said, Inhave to say that we are in California and it’s summer time! So exciting! When I’m not recovering from the move, we head out to the pool or the beach with cousins to cool off. Sometimes I just send Josh with the kids and enjoy a quiet house!
Moving stinks. I’ve done it 9 or 10 times- I’ve lost track- since we’ve been married for 15 years. It stinks. It really does. With each move we have often added a child or two (we have 5 including a set of identical twin boys Ethan and Jonah). Usually it has been for a job change but sometimes it was because we grew out of our current house. Our twins turned one and we moved from a two bedroom to a three bedroom townhome (after a brief stint with our in laws). My husband Josh graduated from law school at BYU in Provo, Utah and we moved from that 3 bedroom townhome with now 4 children to a 3 bedroom tiny home in Sugarhouse near downtown Salt Lake for his clerkship. One bedroom downstairs wasn’t technically a bedroom since it had no closet and no door but we were desperate! The boys would climb out of bed, come upstairs right when we started to relax and we would shoo them down again. Ah, moving!
The worse part about moving. The very worst past of moving is the packing and then having to unpack again. For six weeks straight, I am going through things, getting rid of things, packing things and then we get to do it all over again, except in opposite order again after a big trip across the country (like we did in 2011 from Maryland to Arizona) or just after a trip right down the street (like we did in Arizona for a home with a pool or in Lehi, Utah where our landlord didn’t renew our lease).
Our latest move was a 12 hour- or 19 hour if you are driving a truck and hauling a sedan- trip from Lehi, Utah to the small, rural, 26,000 town of Paso Robles in the Central Coast of California.
Josh’s Parents and two older sisters all live within a ten minute walk of each other and we have joined our 5 kids into the now 20 cousin mix (with 4 being out of the house this Fall).
It’s been wonderful. Crazy. Fun and Wild!
With a few beach trips thrown into the mix.
Moving- what a ride!
Young Living introduced their new make up line Savvy Minerals to a huge cheering crowd last month. Since then there has been a new website created all about this beautiful line of natural make up and it includes short videos on how to apply it as well as do a 5 minute face. It’s wonderful and I plan to be switching my make up over to Young Living one piece at a time! I love this make up line and am so excited to cut out more chemicals and add more oils in my daily beauty routine!
I am blogging from my kitchen with wet hands while dinner bakes, but I wanted to post about Young Living’s 2017 Fulfill Your Destiny Convention that happened last week. It was three full days of workshops and general sessions with a concert starring Carrie Underwood at the end.
I LOVED Convention! I love meeting other people who enjoy using oils too, trying out new oils, watching demos and learning new ways to manage my business and share oils as well.
My favorite workshop was done by a Royal Crown Diamond named JoAnn Kerns. She was the first person in Asia to reach great heights in her business. She talked about overcoming personal feelings of failure and self doubt and taught us that the essential oils of Sara and Idaho Black Spruce can help you do that. Sara is on my order for my wellness box next month!
Eric Worre was a top lecturer too! A popular MLM public speaker and millionaire, he too spoke on never quitting and going professional in whatever you choose to do.
And best of all, Young Living introduced over 50 new products including- natural sunscreen and bug lotion, a Savvy Minerals Make up line (natural make up!!) and a Seedlings baby line!
Convention was a blast and I hope to go with my sister next year! Young Living treats it’s customers like royalty and you can tell!