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flu bomb

Feeling flu-ish?

Even if you aren’t, keep this recipe handy for when you are!

The flu bomb concoction from DoTerra essential oils is a great way to start feeling better.

You can mix it in a veggie cap, or take it like a shot by mixing with a little water and chugging it down.  It won’t taste good, but no pain, no gain…right?!?!

I mean, I will seriously do just about anything to help me feel better when I am miserable!

If you need the essential oils to create the Flu Bomb, click here.

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Oil of the Day: OnGuard


On Guard is dōTERRA’s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.

I have been diffusing this non stop this weekend, as well as using topically on all of us!

A very nasty respiratory illness is making its rounds and we just can not have it in our home with all of our kids being 5 and under, and especially having a newborn!  OnGuard is our preventative best friend right now, and here are many reasons why it should be yours!

Let’s dissect this blend by taking each oil and looking at the benefits:

Wild Orange: Cold-pressed from the orange peel, wild orange is excellent for energizing and revitalizing. It is also commonly used as an effective tool for uplifting mood, as well as for its wonderful citrusy aroma. 

Clove: This oil is much more than a popular cooking spice, it is a favorite among both health care professionals and health conscious individuals for its many useful and healing properties. It is also a powerful antioxidant.

Cinnamon: Well-known for its use as a spice, Cinnamon Essential Oil also has many therapeutic benefits. It promotes circulation, helping to alleviate aches and pains, builds and maintains a healthy immune system and has long been used to flavor food and for its internal health benefits.

Eucalyptus: Because of the many influential compounds found in eucalyptus, it is a key ingredient in cough and throat medicines and chest ointments. Eucalyptus is used widely both for its calming and clearing properties as well as to ease breathing.

Rosemary: Considered sacred by ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Hebrews, Rosemary has been revered by healers for centuries for its digestive uses and for muscle aches and pains.


When all of these are mixed together, they provide a strong POW of immune boosting goodness!

DoTerra has an entire line of products that contain OnGuard (because it is THAT great!).

Flu season is coming.  I have never had the flu vaccine and neither have my kids (and they will never get it).  But I am proactive in trying to keep them healthy.  So far, none of us have ever had the flu and I pray that it stays that way.  That is why we will be diffusing and using OnGuard all all fall and winter!

Ways to Use OnGuard:

1.  Use OnGuard on the soles of feet!  Why the feet?  By using oils on the feet, it can more quickly absorb into the blood stream.  The easiest and quickest way to use OnGuard on your feet (and your kiddos) would be to make an oil concoction in a roll on by adding 2 parts OnGuard essential oil with 1 part fractioned coconut oil (both can be found here).

2.  Use it to make your own foaming hand wash (or purchase it already made here).

3.  Diffuse in a diffuser to kill airborne pathogens and to boost immunity!  Don’t have a diffuser?  Take a look at DoTerra’s here!

4.  Mix a few drops in a cup of water and gargle for sore throat.

5.  Make a disinfectant spray by mixing about 12-15 drops of OnGuard for every 6oz oz of water. Use the spray in place of hand sanitizer and antibacterial sprays!  Great for wiping down door knobs, counters, grocer cart handles, light switches, and any other surface that is germy!

6.  Create a Flu Bomb and use at the first sign of sickness.  Mix 5 drops OnGuard, 3 drops Oregano, 5 drops of Melaleuca, 5 Drops lemon oil, add these oils to an empty gel cal and take internally. You can take these every three or four hours. For kids, try 1 drop of Oregano, Melaleuca and OnGuard diluted with a carrier oil on the bottom of their feet.

7.  Diffusing this in your home not only helps rid your house of germs and sickness, but it also smells AMAZING! Like fall and Christmas in a bottle.    The smell of a candle with the benefit of health!  Winning!

And just remember, I am not a doctor (surprise surprise!).  This information is my own personal experience and advice.

For ordering info, visit my DoTerra website here, or contact me!

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Essential Oil of the Day: Fennel

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There are so many great uses for Fennel.

The best one for new mom’s is that it can help increase your breast milk production!  Isn’t that amazing?  Simply rub a drop around the breast, avoiding the nipple area, and watch the milk flow;)

It also has been called the Oil of Responsibility as it has been known to help with feelings of defeat or times when you are feeling overwhelmed.

This oil is also good for digestive issues, hormonal balance, weight loss, PMS, bruising, kidney stones.

You can apply directly to the stomach area or inhale from the bottle.

Fennel is also found in DoTerra’s oil blend called DigestZen that can also help with digestive issues.

To learn more about these oils and for purchasing info:

*Remember, I am not a doctor!  This is my own information that I enjoy sharing because oils are a big part of my family’s lifestyle.  Use the oils at your own discretion!

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Welcome to the World Baby Girl!

August 16 at 10:37am we welcomed our sweet Everly August!

She weighed 7.8lbs 21″ and she’s a ball of squishy wonderfulness:-)

We are head over heels in love with this sweet baby girl.

Also, I’m obsessed with taking her picture!

P.S. All of the amazing, professional photo’s were taken by my friend Jane Bradley Photography.  She is amazing!

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Hey Mama’s!!!

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Are you a stay at home Mama, looking for a way to help your family out financially? Do you want to REALLY change your life and your family’s life while helping people at the same time?
If this interests you at all, email me ( and let’s talk!
I will tell you more about this amazing company I work with, how YOU will be able to earn a pay check, and what all it takes to get started.
I work with MANY women who have been able to bring in paychecks to cover their car payment. I work with women who bring in paychecks large enough to send all 3 of their kids to private school on THEIR paycheck alone. I work with women who have taken their family of NINE on a Disney cruise with just ONE of their paychecks, and still had money to spare!
We aren’t a “party” company and we don’t stock inventory  :-D Woo hoo!!!
Whether you are looking for extra spending money, or you would REALLY love to completely change your family’s future, this company has every tool you need to succeed and achieve your goals, no matter how big or how small  

Let’s talk! Today is a GREAT day to make a BIG (or little) change!;-)

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Dressing the bump

With my due date just 10 days away, I thought I’d sneak in one (or two) more maternity posts!

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy pregnancy?!

I just LOVE it!  Not everyone will agree with me on their love of pregnancy, but God has given me an amazing 3rd pregnancy and it’s really hard not to imagine doing this about 10 more times;)

Shhhhhh! Don’t tell my husband!

Today, I am sharing some of my favorite Pinterest bump fashions.

So many adorable ways to dress up the growing bump.  Bump does NOT equal frump!

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All black with turquoise accents
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Nautical Theme:

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Work Chic:

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Maxi+Jean Jacket:

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Bohemian Flair:

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Casual comfort:

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And my ALL TIME FAV!  A MAXI!!!  Invest in a couple of great Maxi dresses…they will never stear you wrong!

I am hoping to post my favorite pregnancy and baby products before baby arrives!  So stay tuned for the products that have gotten me through 3 pregnancy and newborn stages:)

Happy Wednesday!!!

Karen - August 6, 2014 - 2:29 pm

I too loved being pregnant – I am hoping that my husband will agree to baby #3 in the near future :) PS – I want to send your girls some matching fun stuff – would that be okay with you??

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Transformation Tuesday

It’s Transformation Tuesday!
A little over 2 years ago, Lorelei was just an itty bitty two months old when I started my journey with Rodan and Fields Dermatology. I really thought I was crazy (really!), but there was just something about the opportunity that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I HAD to give it a try, even though it wasn’t perfect timing, or even good timing (in fact, it was probably really bad timing), but opportunity that involves risk never comes at the “perfect” time. Plus, my skin needed major H-E-L-P, for real (it was baaaad). Two days after I started using the products, my skin felt like someone else’s, and two months after I took the opportunity and ran with it, my paycheck definitely seemed like it HAD to be someone else’s! I was sitting at home, caring for a newborn all day, trying to do my best to take care of an energetic 3 year old, keeping up with housework, a blog, an Etsy business, and yet, I had somehow managed to earn a real, substantial paycheck, and 2 promotions, just from hopping on my computer a few minutes each day and telling other people about this opportunity that I discovered. It almost seemed too good to be true, but when my first pay check showed up, I realized I was headed somewhere with this. There really is never a perfect time to take a risk, but I am so glad that I did, even in the midst of a crazy season of life. Nothing about it was logical, but I had a husband who encouraged my decision (I LOVE that he has always been the type of husband who believes I can do anything, even more than I believe in myself some days!) and I had a confidence that if I tried my best, I could really change our lives without having to ever think about sending my kids to daycare and working a run of the mill, 9-5 job. I used to be one of those people who thought all these work from home businesses could never possibly make real money, but R+F has totally TRANSFORMED the way I think about “working from home”, and given the chance again, I would say YES YES YES 10 million times over! Plus, I really realllllly love helping people change their skin with products that are anything but a gimmick.
This is MY transformation Tuesday and I am kind of loving it. Change isn’t always a bad thing;)
YES I would LOVE to partner with the doctors who created Proactiv…
YES I would LOVE to have the opportunity to change my families lives…
YES I would LOVE to be able to stay at home with my children AND take the stress off of my husband when it comes to contributing financially…

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37.5 Weeks With Child

My 37.5 week pregnancy update!

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Is anyone else out there with me?  I LOVE pregnancy, but I always warn everyone, around 36-37 weeks, I get a little bit grumpy.  This belly is way too big for comfort and I’ve been waiting since November to meet my precious little baby!  I’m READY!!!

Here is the latest conversation I had at the doctor’s office:

Midwife: “So, I am seeing you haven’t brought us a birth plan yet.”

Me (in my head thinking): “hmmmm, whaaaaat…”.
Midwife: “So, tell me what your birth plan is.”
Me (trying to think of something that sounds good, and quickly giving up): “Wellllll, my birth plan with all of my kids has always been to get to the hospital while in labor and birth a baby.”
Midwife: “That’s a good plan!”

See. Life simplified. No detailed birth plan script needed, because Seth and I both know how this will go down.
I really just wanted to tell her, “Listen, I’ll sit here and pretend like I’m going to be wonder birthing woman and tough it out and torture myself and everyone around me by having this baby naturally, but the real truth is, as soon as I get that green light, that epidural is MINE!!! And then we can laugh together in between pushes, and you’ll walk out talking about what a fun delivery we had. Trust me when I tell you, you do NOT want to see me birth this baby epidural-less.”

p.s. I know my posts are mainly about pregnancy right now. I’m waddling around like a lost water buffalo, making strange breathing noises that I don’t even realize I’m making, just waiting for my water to break at any moment. If I seem totally obsessed and consumed with my pregnancy right now, that’s because I am.

Happy Wednesday!

Rachel - July 30, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Never underestimate the power of an epidural :) truly a miracle in a syringe!

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