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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3q5e1pV4pc&feature=youtu.be 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! https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start?site=US&sponsorid=2287623&enrollerid=2287623 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 inland..it 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 Living.com or please contact me and I will help you personally.

That is my sales pitch for today...and...in 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!











Karter!!!  One week old

Fast asleep


Finally, teensy awake

Callie, 1 month

New Mama Elyssa and big brother Kayden

Kayden on his trampoline


Callie's card made by Great GreatAunt Nancy
Card for Karter by Great Great Aunt Nancy

 Let's get this straight...I love my Heavenly Blues!!!  They are just getting started, oh, that they burst out as do the Purple ones, they take over everywhere they sprout!!!


My purple swing, should have done it years ago!

A tour of the yard shows the Japanese Anemone is starting to bloom..it will be with us til frost.

The autumn clematis has never been more beautiful, this is the side towards the driveway

and this is from inside, with a huge pokeberry that the catbird is busy nibbling on!

My pots out front from the "cart special" end of season prizes.  I will keep my begonias over...


Our planting of sod around the new a/c is taking well, I am pleased.

That is Bubblegum pink hanging basket in background, does it ever perform..this is from MAY!!

My purple ladder, and some of the 1/2 "stuff" from Lowes, Gotta get it into the ground.

Rosemary, Lavender, Plumeria,all sharing this space

Closeup of Spanish Flag, I like it, hope it comes back with a vengence!

Barn Lily, love it







Hummingbird Vine andSpanish Flag vine
taller than the roof!