Monday, March 16, 2015

Las Vegas

I got invited to attend a Young Living/Oola conference in Las Vegas last week.  The conference was a bit about oils but a LOT about balance (balancing the 7 main areas of life)  It was awesome.

I had my very own room at the Hard Rock Hotel.


My view at lunch while I "worked."


Doing a little sight seeing.....


We saw this awesome show.  If you are in Vegas then I highly recommend it.


Getting to know some new friends.



I always travel with my diffuser and oils.  I diffuse and spray everything down (remotes, door knobs, my sheets, etc.....)


One of our conference days, we got a private concert from Danny Gokey.  It was great.  And his story is bittersweet, much like mine.  He lost his wife in 2008 after complications of a heart surgery.  He is remarried with 2 kids.  I love seeing how God works in the lives of those that put their full trust in Him.

Super sweet guy!


If you don't have this book, get it.  You can find the Kindle version even cheaper.  This book helps you gain balance in the 7 areas of life.  I discovered that I am WAY out of balance.

Oola and Young Living have partnered together and there are 7 oils now to help enhance those key areas.....



We got to "play" while there too.  Catered even in the penthouse suite of the Hard Rock.  This is where Real World Las Vegas was filmed.  We are sitting in the bathtub.....can you see this amazing view?  There was a bowling alley in the suite too!

View from  my room.


The last night there, we took a limo tour of the city.




Picture by the famous LV sign.....


So so blessed to "work" for a company that allows me the financial freedom and flexibility to participate in trips like this :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow pics and muffins with mom

These are from a couple of weeks ago.  Muffins with mom at Cooper's school.


We've had some snow and a few days the last week or two of no school.





Snowball fights!



Snow ice cream.   Easy.  And my kids think I'm super cool.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Picks!

I've got some great deals going on in the month of March.  And the best part........YOU get to pick the freebie of your choice.  There are 4 options to choose from.  Please specify which freebie you want when you contact me.  Offer good while supplies last.

1.  Premium Starter Kit with FREE Diffuser.

Okay, so I have to admit.....we have 5 diffusers in our house.  I love, love, love diffusing Young Living essential oils.  I also love having a diffuser in every bedroom because this allows me to customize the oils based on what everyone needs.  And let's be honest.  Everyone needs something different over here.  Whether it be allergy oils for Cooper, sleepy oils for Hudson and germ fighting oils for sweet boy and me....its nice to have them in each room so that we don't have to move them around.



2.  Premium Starter Kit with FREE Diffuser Necklace.

If you are not sure what a diffuser necklace is, click the link above.  (this free diffuser necklace is from a vendor on Etsy and is pictured below)  Each necklace comes with a few leather pads that you put 1-2 drops of your favorite oil on and it allows you to smell the oil all day long.  I love wearing happy scents like Citrus Fresh or calming scents like Stress Away or Peace & Calming.  The pads can be used over and over again.  I LOVE my diffuser necklace.



3.  Premium Starter Kit with $20 towards your tax and shipping.

Young Living reps are not allowed to discount the starter kit (or any products for that matter) to make them below wholesale price.  I am allowed to pay for your tax and shipping (this does not effect the starter kit price) so when you choose this option, the tax and shipping is on me.  I will send you a $20 check when I mail you the reference guide book.





4.  Premium Starter Kit with Travel Case and FREE 15ml Orange oil

I take my oils with me everywhere I go.  I have this travel case and it stays in my purse.  It fits 10 of my favorite oils (plus there is some space in the middle for another oils or two, a roller bottle, a hand sanitizer, etc.....) and it helps me never be without them.  This case is perfect for traveling too and will easily fit in your suitcase or carry-on bag.  You will also get a free orange oil......which is one of my all time favorites. I add it to my drinking water, put it on my face to help with my oily skin, and diffuse it to lift my emotions.  It makes me super happy!




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I always, always, always send you this Quick Reference Guide for essential oils book.  I use part of my bonus to gift this because I think it's impossible to use oils without it. I call it my "Oily Bible."  You search by issue and it tells you exactly which oil to use and how.

Finally, I will add you to my private Facebook group page.  We are nearing almost 2000 members and it is FULL of helpful information.  Need help with getting a restful night sleep?  Physical discomforts? Digestive issues?  We have got you covered and we are so happy to help you!  This is probably the biggest gift of them all- education.  So many people purchase oils and no one hangs around to explain it all.  This can be overwhelming at first.  So it's crucial that you plug in with someone that is committed to helping you learn.

Just to review......the Premium Starter kit retails for almost $300.  When you become a wholesale member, you only pay $150 for it.  It comes with these 11 oils, the home diffuser, and some samples.  


When you become a wholesale member, you are NOT signing up to sell oils.  You are NOT getting on any kind of monthly autoship.  This is a one time purchase.

If you are ready to take the plunge, just follow these steps to get started.  After you finish, please message me to let me know which FREE option you want- diffuser, necklace, $20 or case/orange oil.  Please note that in order to become a wholesale member, you must provide your SSN when creating your account.  The numbers are encrypted and extremely safe.  I never see this information.  The reason for this is if you ever shared YL with friends and started earning a paycheck, then by law they have to send you a tax form at the end of the year.  That's it!

Click "member sign-up" in the top right corner Choose "wholesale member" (because customer makes you pay retail) Use the number 1497619 for both the enroller and sponsor ID Fill in your personal information Create your username, password and pin (please write these down and keep in a safe place) Pick your starter kit- you will choose the first option- the premium starter kit with diffuser ($150) On the optional Essential Rewards kit....choose no thank you (unless you want one) Enter payment info Before clicking submit, you have the option to add other products if needed You are finished!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day Love

On Saturday, Shawn took the boys to the donut store.......which is a huge treat because we don't eat donuts often.  I would definitely call myself a sugar/junk food Nazi but I also know that you must make exceptions from time to time.  And honestly they enjoy and appreciate it so much more!



My 3 sweet boys picked up some flowers for me.


On Sunday, Mimi came over for several hours so that sweet boy and I could have some time together.  We stopped by Barnes and Noble and looked through some books.......

We went to see The Imitation Game.  Good movie.

Then we had a yummy dinner at Trulucks.

This blueberry martini was awesome.  I may have had two.
Such a great night with my love......talking about how much has changed since we sat at this same restaurant last Valentine's Day.  It was fun to reflect back on our year and make some big plans for 2015.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

In Jason's Honor

Last year I was online looking around for water purifiers. I was researching one for our home and during my search, I started to feel unsettled. I was prepared to spend money on a purifier….for water, that by most countries standards, is healthy to drink as it is. I started thinking about people in other countries and about how their water greatly differs from ours here in the states. Millions die each year because of dirty and contaminated water. God put it on my heart that day that we needed to make a difference.
Our family decided to team up with the John 4:14 foundation and fund a well in Uganda in Jason’s honor. I got the pictures of the finished well a couple of weeks ago and am beyond happy to know that it’s complete. 2500 people have access to clean drinking water because of him. This journey still seems so unreal at times.
One of my biggest fears is thinking that people will forget him. Although these people will never know what an amazing husband, dad, son, brother and friend he was to so many…..it’s my prayer that each time they go to get clean water that they see his name written on the side and wonder about him. It’s my way of whispering “please don’t forget.”
I want to mention that this project has nothing to do with us but everything to do with the Lord. He has blessed our family in so many ways and He opened the doors for this to become a reality. All the glory belongs to Him.
"Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual
riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything."
2 Corinthians 6:10





Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Fun!

The boys with Santa  They look so huge to me all of a sudden.


Last weekend I had my annual Christmas dinner with my college roommates.  We have been doing this for years.....we didn't start the first year out because we were a bit scattered locationally but we started a couple years after that.  So thankful for these girls.


Clowning around at Cooper's school Christmas party.

Making an ornament

Love my little guy


I'm quite impressed with myself.  I have yet to forget to move our elf, Cronko.  I'm not nearly as creative as many of my friends are.....and I choose to NOT have him create messes or havoc at our house but we do try to have some fun with him.  They love finding him every morning.

Anyone want to snowball fight?

I couldn't resist.  Having boys means you have little gimicky items like this around the house.

Minecraft Santa


Celebrating Christmas with Shawn's family.