Thieves products have become some of my favorite items that I use daily. There are so many but I will try to share just a few. Let me tell you a little about Thieves Essential Oil Blend. "This unique Young Living blend is a carefully crafted balance of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils and is infused into home and body products you can safely use every day. Our Thieves line offers the versatile products you need to clean your home effectively and to support your family's wellness."
The Thieves Essential Oil Blend is a must have oil for me. I diffuse it with other oils to promote a healthy balance and leaves the room smelling great. If I feel like I am coming down with a cold or something like that, OR I am going on a trip and I want to promote good health while I am on my trip, I put a carrier oil (either coconut or almond oil) in my hand and add a couple of drops of Thieves oil and rub my hands together. Then I rub the oil onto the bottom of my feet and put socks on at night. I make sure I wash my hands with soap to get the oil off my hands because cinnamon is a warm oil and it can burn if it gets in you eye. If it does, do not try washing it out with water. Put a small amount of carrier oil in your eye to get it out with.
The Thieves Household Cleaner is a must in my home. It is concentrated and you add two cap-fulls to a spray bottle with water. It goes a long way and cleans great. The kids love it because it fills the house with a wonderful cinnamon and lemon smell. I love it because it cleans well and isn't made with harmful ingredients that can ruin clothes or hurt the kids or myself if we breathe it. The little bottles of Thieves Spray are great for taking on trips because you can spray doorknobs, handles, etc.
They came out with the Thieves Laundry Soap and it is my second favorite product. I have a front load washer and no matter what soap I used my clothes and towel just didn't smell that great after coming out of the dryer. since using this laundry soap they smell great no matter how long they are in the cabinet and even hanging in the bathroom after one use. It is a small container but it takes so little to do a load that it will wash 64 loads of clothes. You just need 1/4 of a lid.
The dish soap has Thieves, Jade Lemon and Bergamont essential oils. Jade Lemon is one of my favorite oils! This dish soap cleans well and fills the room with a wonderful smell. No harmful ingredients getting on your hands or on your dishes.
If you are trying to get away from harmful products you are probably trying to buy healthier foods. The fruits and veggies we buy tend to have pesticides on the outside of them. Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak and Spray are designed to safely and effectively wash produce with the cleaning power of Thieves essential oil blend. It works great. When I do a big grocery run I fill up a tub and put the Thieves Soak in it and add my produce to soak. Then I put them in the fridge ready to eat. I take the spray with me on trips so if we are out and about we can use that to clean our produce.
One cleaning product I haven't put a picture of is the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. I got the 3 pk and then bought the refill bottle. I keep one in each bathroom and one in the kitchen. When we go on trips I take one with me. It is easy for the kids to use in the bathroom and goes a long way to help save money.
When it comes to my oral care it is Thieves all the way! It got tired of all the harmful ingredients in oral care products at the store. I was thrilled to find Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste. It has Thieves, Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils. It doesn't take a bunch and I think the taste is pretty good. It even helps whiten your teeth. The Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash is a great thing to use after each time you brush. It floods your mouth with the ingredients to promote healthy teeth and gums. And what is oral care without a great dental floss? Thieves Dental Floss has the Thieves and Peppermint.
So there you have it! I love my Thieves products so much. They have replaced so many harmful products in my home. If you are interested in learning more about them, please feel free to let me know. I love talking about them!!!
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My friend, Nicole O'Dell has written a wonderful blog post about 10 tips for Living Fit in a Busy Life. I don't know about you but my life IS SUPER BUSY! Most people I know would say their lives are busy. And that tends to get in the way of them doing the things for themselves. They don't realize that we could better serve in the areas we are called to, be it a wife, mom, friend, employee, etc. if we make that time for ourselves. I read her article and just couldn't help asking her if I could share it with you. So here you go....
By Nicole O'Dell @ Fit and Busy Life
10 Tips for Living Fit in a Busy Life.....
I’ll be the first to admit that living fit is difficult when you’re smack dab in the middle of a busy life. You already know how busy I am. I have five kids still at home, a full-time job, church activities, grad school, book writing, blah, blah, blah. All the day’s minutes? They are used up. Your story may be different than mine, but I’m sure you feel no less busy than I do. So how do we find time to make things like working out and eating healthy food possible?
I’ve learned by trial and error how to prioritize fitness in a way that doesn’t make me feel guilty or selfish, and so it doesn’t get pushed aside in the hustle. By making it work, I feel healthy and invigorated, which translates into more productivity and better moods throughout the day. Everybody wins!
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Yesterday was Mother's Day and I have to tell you, I was so excited to take a new picture with my teens. Every year I love taking pictures with my kids but this year I wanted to take one so I could see my transformation. I've been taking a lot of those in the last month or so. The reason being I have been working on my transformation for a year now. Last year at this time I was at my highest non-pregnant weight. I decided enough was enough. No more yo-yo and no more feeling miserable.
I became a Beachbody coach a year ago this month and it changed my life in amazing ways. At that point I wasn't working out as consistently as I needed to be. I would skip days and sometimes weeks. I wasn't eating as healthy as I should, either. I was drinking my Shakeology maybe once or twice a week. I didn't LOVE it then. I wasn't taking time each day to work on my personal development. Little by little I made it a point to get my workout done, either in the morning or evening. But I hadn't put it on my list of must dos. I didn't have it on a schedule. I wasn't putting ME on the schedule. I didn't understand that I was important, too. I was trying to be everything for everyone else and there was nothing left for me.
When I became a coach I started to think about what that meant to myself and to others. What kind of example was I going to set for those who KNEW I was a coach? WOW! That changed everything once that question hit my brain. I began working out on a regular basis. I started a program and finished it. I started another one right away and finished that one. I kept going. I added weight training programs to my routine. I started drinking my Shakeo every single day and loving it! I added food prep and meal planning to my weekends. I started reading some great personal development books to keep me on track. I started sharing what I was doing and feeling great about it. I began to go down in clothes size and a bit in weight. I started lifting more weights and feeling stronger. I began to transform on the inside, not just the outside. I became a happier person and a better wife and mom. After I put myself at the top of the list and did the things I needed to do so I would be the best me, I had plenty of energy and motivation left to help others and do the things I needed to do.
Take a look at the pictures above. Can you see how much happier I am in this years photo? I don't hate walking by a mirror or large panes of glass on buildings. I feel strong and confident. I'm not at the end of my journey. I'm working daily on getting stronger. I'm working daily on replacing the fat on my body with muscle. I'm working on getting my nutrition even better. I'm working on getting all the chemicals and toxins out of our home. I'm working on becoming the best version of me that I can.
I want to tell others that THEY CAN DO IT, TOO! You can reach your goals. It may take time, but if you don't start today then a year from now you will wish you had instead of putting it off. Join me on this fantastic journey of transforming lives, yours and others. It's one of the most rewarding things I've ever done, besides being a mom and helping shape those little ones into who they will become.
Let me know if you are ready to take the steps to transform your life and if you have questions about doing that. I am here for you!!! Let's get this party started!
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Will Fleeing The Scottish Highlands Only Leave Her In More Danger?
Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough—not for her father, not for the man she thought she’d marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she’s willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar and the men who have jeopardized her life.
Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has suddenly found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of his neighbor, Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when the moody Earl of Lochabar tries to trap Brice into marrying Rowena, Brice finds he’s not as opposed to the idea as he expected to be.
Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she’s reluctant to resort to marrying a notorious flirt just to gain his English home. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in some kind of questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she’s about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.
The Ladies of the Manor series quickly became one of my favorites starting with book one. Book two did NOT disappoint. I love books that travel to the Highlands. Rowena was a special character in the fact that she had a strong, adventurous spirit but it was buried under the brutality that she grew up with in her teen and young adult years. It was great watching her come out of that shell after she leaves with Brice. I love the faith that Brice has and I also appreciated the fact when he realized he needed to change his approach. He isn't perfect and has room to grow spiritually.
The mystery and danger that was in book one continues in book two. Human nature is to fall prey to doing whatever they have to in order to get what they want. There were multiple angles of that throughout the book and you never really knew who was going to do what. We do learn that loving someone is a choice and what an amazing thing it can be when you are loved and feel that love. We also see how things turn out when someone doesn't feel that love from the person they should the most.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense, and romance that is surrounded by faith and love. I would give this book a higher number than 5 but since that is all it goes up to a 5 will have to do.
Roseanna M. White grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, the beauty of which inspired her to begin writing as soon as she learned to pair subjects with verbs. She spent her middle and high school days penning novels in class, and her love of books took her to a school renowned for them.
After graduating from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, she and her husband moved back to the same mountains they equate with home.
Roseanna is the author of two biblical novels, A Stray Drop of Blood and Jewel of Persia, the historical romance, Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, and the historical, romantic suspense Culper Ring Series (Ring of Secrets, Whispers from the Shadows, and Circle of Spies). She is also the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded, the senior editor at WhiteFire Publishing, and a member of ACFW, HisWriters, and Colonial Christian Fiction Writers.
Her Website: http://www.RoseannaMWhite.com
Her Blog: http://roseannamwhite.blogspot.com/
Ladies of the Manor Series
The Lost Heiress
The Reluctant Duchess
A Lady Unrivaled, Fall 2016
Culper Ring Series
Book 1: Ring of Secrets
Novella 1.5: Fairchild's Lady
Book 2: Whispers from the Shadows
Novella 2.5: A Hero's Promise
Book 3: Circle of Spies
Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland
Giver of Wonders: A Story of St. Nicholas
(A Visibullis story)
Coming November 2015
A Stray Drop of Blood
A Soft Breath of Wind
Jewel of Persia
In compliance with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, as part of every Web or Amazon review that I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Are you like me and searching for healthier ways to take care of normal everyday things, like cleaning, body care, etc.? How about menstrual products? Did you know that the pads and tampons we buy in the stores are full of chemicals and things that aren't good for our bodies? I personally never thought about it before until about a decade ago. I started using cloth pads and even a diva cup. I found the sea sponges, too.
Here is a GREAT article about those. Check it out and make the choice for yourself. Let me know if you find this article helpful and informative.
The Sea Sponge Company™ is a small business founded by a wife and mother who wanted to find a better natural feminine hygiene alternative for herself and other women. Here’s her story of how she discovered sea sponges and started a business marketing Sea Clouds™ Sea Sponge Tampons.
From the time I got my first period at 11 until after college, all I knew about and used were standard disposable pads and tampons. I never liked them and always dreaded my period, but the life of a girl is supposed to be miserable for at least five days out of every month…right?
Read more here.......
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