Saturday, August 20, 2016

So, I got busy Thursday afternoon (before we dashed off to Mac's ongoing therapy) and made some wonderful little cookies that unfortunately did not last long, you would have thought we had never seen a cookie before!  Well, actually it has been eons since I have baked.  After all, we just had the hottest July on record so no oven baking for me.  Anyway, I saw the recipe from one of my Facebook Oily friends, had all the ingredients the time was right!!

Here ya is a quick recipe for you to try and use your Lemon Essential Oil or I am sure Orange would be good and I am thinking Lime. (That is another bonus when you are using oils, you will have Lemon, Lime and Orange already in your stash!!)
Years ago I can remember purchasing some Key Lime cookies in a tin @ Pawley's Island.  Mac reminded me, yes it had to be years ago, 'cause we haven't been for years!!  Although we did go there last vacation, but lots of places were closed because of the excessive rain that they were having.

                       Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

           2 oz Cream cheese                  6 T butter, softened
           1/4C plus 1T Powdered Sugar plus more for sifting over cookies
           3/4 C white sugar                   1 Egg
           1/2 t Vanilla                             1/4 t salt, baking powder, baking soda
            1 3/4 c flour                            15 drops Young Living Essential Oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees, cream butter, cream cheese and sugars together, til smooth.  Add Lemon, vanilla and eggs, mix again, add dry ingredients and mix well.  Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet bake 10 min remove and dust with powdered sugar.   Enjoy!!

**I used 1/2 sugar and I only used 1 T powdered sugar...was fine with that.  I routinely cut sugar down when baking with no repercussions!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Happy Birthday to me..lunch @ Spinoza's !
We shared a Pax Romano Salad (ha..did not document that!) and then dug in to Pizza...scrumptious.. my friend Cassandra introduced me to Spinoza's awhile ago and I must say it is one of my favorites!!  If you go on Fri evenings, they even have live music...a really nice atmosphere!  Mac and I were thinking it had been awhile since we had pizza...ha, ha..last Friday night we took a spin to Washington CH, Rose and Jayne and we ate at Scene 62...(I had pizza)!

Looking forward to my "party" tomorrow too...after cooperating..not likely...but afterwards...Mexican, carnitas yum!!

All ready for my Hobby Lobby Class...doing Back to School Essential Oil Rollers, easy to pack in purse, lunch box or desk, teachers, pupils and the rest of us...sampling some recipes that you may be needing as fall arrives and then winter rearing its ugly head....I love meeting new people and introducing them to the '"wonders" and magic of our oils!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hey there, remember me??? 

Life has a way of getting in the way of me blogging....I do post regularly on Facebook and maybe that is why I cannot stick with blogging, but here I go, trying again!

What has happened since January???     VFW Men's Flower Sale....May, Kane's Graduation from Wilmington College!   Card Club, 2nd Tuesdays for many years now.......Mac's shoulder replacement, the whole thing....31 May...May was an eventful month!  June Daylilies!!!  Hobby Lobby Classes,

Hummingbirds arrive, finally....Essential Oil  Classes...Salad in a jar!! 

July Casablancas...This week's Back to School @ Hobby Lobby!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

So, I received a Fitbit for Christmas, I am tracking my steps, sleep and heartrate. 
Yesterday I found a YouTube Video which has you walking 1000 steps in 10 minutes and it was not actually a "bad thing"! Much better than trying to walk outside when the wind is blowing those breezes @ 34 degrees!!!  So my goal is 1000 steps a day over and above the normal steps I take!
I have been on the" water wagon" for at least 9 months now, another benefit of my essential oil journey.  Completely off  Diet Coke.  I was one of those people who started in the am with it and went until bedtime, always a Diet Coke.  At first I thought, ok, but just when I have Pizza, who can eat Pizza without pop??  (I am not a Beer drinker)  I do not like tea and I do not like coffee, so what else is there???  Water!!!  Slowly but surely I do not even crave pop! ( Now if I could wean myself from Chocolate?!)  So I encourage you to try water, you know it is better for you!!

The Young Living Weight loss trio is Essential Oils in Lemon, Peppermint and Grapefruit.  Just drop a couple of drops each into your water, ice and go!  If you are sipping on your water all day, whenever you are ready for more water, add it with no oils, you can use the same glass at least 3 times before you have to replenish oil and then perhaps you just add lemon or peppermint, whatever flavor you like!  Be sure you are using glass or a metal glass, no plastic when you are using citrus flavors.  Will definitely not want disintegrated plastic in your water! ( Citrus Oils "eat" plastic)

Would you like to learn more about Essential Oils?  Here is a link to Young Living with my membership number should you be interested to have your very own kit complete with diffuser! check it out or comment below!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forward, finally downloading October vacation pictures from Pawley's Island.  We arrived midst a long-running
rainy, period in SC, Charleston was badly flooded and as we picked up Gloria and Hanne and Peggy when we got to SC it was during a flood watch etc. Columbia took a big bashing, yes, that far was very soggy. We were sequestered, alas for Sunday and Monday.  As in, no you cannot get back on the island til high tide is over..ugh....but it allowed us to meet wonderful folks at Murrell's Inlet VFW which we totally enjoyed.
  Jayne was badly out of whack with back problems that were not to be resolved until a month after we were in SC.  All in all, it was for some, not a real good time.....Thankfully we had wonderful catered food that Gloria cooked and groceries that she thought ahead to bring, consequently we did not go hungry!!

The accommodations were very nice we were very comfortable, had a great heated pool at no extra cost but the sun/weather did not allow us in except for a couple of times...  It was first time vacationing @ the beach for Gloria and Karen....they fit right in just like we expected!!

Sue Ella's great apple pie "caper"

Friday, November 20, 2015

Let's talk about diffusers, shall we?
Our mind creates powerful connections between scents and emotions, memories.  I can still "smell" the smell of the "haymow"( look that word up, how long has it been since you have heard that used?) in the barn at my grandparents farm.  The smell of hay always takes me back to my childhood.   The farm, the cows, and so on.  Like your memories of Christmas are likely of a fresh cut tree, diffusing essential oils will bring back those memories and emotions and build new memories for you and those around you.  In years to come will coming to "Auntie's house remind them of Cloves, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus, the most prominent smells of Thieves???  
In my case I suspect this will be the case!! 

Once you begin diffusing, you will venture into "recipes"  be it for health, aromatherapy, meditation, you will experiment with different recipes.  the chart below will give you some new ideas!!

Do try something new today!
Of course, the diffuser is a part of the Starter kit and a bargain at that! the price of a new kit is 160$ you can see that the diffuser is a bargain in the kit!  11 oils, diffuser, samples...what a deal! (Truly!)
If I have succeeded in tempting you:  my member#2287623 can be entered on the new member form
 @Young or please contact me and I will help you personally.

That is my sales pitch for honor of my 1st anniversary with Young Living (I joined one year ago in November!)I will "sweeten the pot"  25$ off your kit and a bonus oil too!!
Join me and enjoy the benefits that Young Living Essential Oils has to offer you

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Check it out...Photo Shoot 101

Drink it in, I cannot wait to do more!