Living With Essential Oils: A Good Soak

Living With Essential Oils: A Good Soak ~ DIY Bath Salts and Milk Bath ~ Gift Giving Tutorial

 

I’ve got to admit, I don’t get to sneak away for a warm soak in the bath tub too often. Even when I do, Mister Sam typically comes to “check” on me and conveniently brings a book along to read {he plunks himself down on the floor of the bathroom waiting for me to finish}. But even on those occasions, I get to enjoy a soak in some homemade bath salts or a milk bath mix. We keep a variety of ones on hand, stored in mason jars. Now that I think about it, it’s really Sam who gets the most use out of these, since I tend to sneak them into his regular bath. They make great gifts though too! So join me for a little DIY bath treat mixing!

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Advent with Children

Advent With Children ~ A mom's perspective on Christmas

 

As a household, we get excited for Christmas, we grab hold of events and traditions, we bake, we sing, we watch our favourite movies.

This year I’ve been trying extra hard to keep things simple and our schedule more open than past years.

I also want to try a few “retro” activities like simply driving around in pajamas to look at lights. Maybe build a classic gingerbread house. Some sledding. That kind of stuff.

I’m trying to avoid the bustle a bit.

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Another Sad Goodbye

We pray for peace wherever she finds herself. Never gone from our hearts.

Judy Riedner

March 28, 1951 – December 4, 2017

Another goodbye ~ Judy

 

It is still with much shock and sadness that we share the unexpected passing of Marcus’ mom, Judy. She was only 66. As the days keep passing, her presence will be missed. We we not always the best of friends, but I loved her greatly. And I will be forever thankful to her, for raising the wonderful man that is now my husband.

 

Living With Essential Oils: Cold & Flu Season

Living With Essential Oils: Cold & Flu ~ Natural Remedies and DIYs

 

Oh yes, it’s fully that time of year. In our house, we’ve already battled a few rounds of illness {do any other mamas go a little nutty with how many colds the kiddos bring home from school?!}. Since discovering & playing around with essential oils, I’ve come up with some routines for the cold & flu season; both in preventative ways and soothing symptoms.

I’ve teamed up with Shauna to give you a glimpse at how we each use essential oils for this time of year! We’re each mamas, and we all understand the challenges with keeping healthy, keeping our homes germ-free, and loved ones comforted through illness. Don’t miss out on our FREE downloadable recipes at the end of this post to help do just that!

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Shop Small

Small Business Saturday ~ Shop Small, Support Handmade This Christmas

Today is post Black Friday blues to some and Small Business Saturday to others!! I encourage you to shop small this holiday season, and support local makers. You can start off today by checking out any number of local holiday markets that focus on handmade items. Or pop over to Etsy where you will find thousands of shops offering special sales this weekend to celebrate small businesses! Even I’m getting into the spirit of things… enjoy 25% off my ENTIRE Etsy shop today & tomorrow! Sales don’t come along too often in my shop, so please take advantage of this one!

 

And thank you for supporting local!