Essential Oils for Pregnancy

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Essential oils for pregnancy: So many people have questions about what oils they can or can’t use during pregnancy, I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can use Doterra’s oils with confidence and ease during pregnancy. There are differing … Continued

DIY Soft Scrub Cleaner

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Before oils, Bathroom Cleaning Day, step by step: Open all bathroom windows Banish the kids Close the door Turn on the fan Cover my nose with my shirt Spray toxic fumes onto item being cleaned Give a quick scrub and run … Continued

6 Drop Diffuser Blends

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Running low on diffuser recipe ideas? Try these out! From energy to sleep, motivation to calm, immune boosting to breathing easy, I’ve got you covered.   6 Drop Diffuser Blends   Don’t have oils yet? No problem. Check out how to … Continued

Breathe Easy Roller Blend

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This doTERRA essential oil blend smells incredible, and is so effective at opening airways for both adult and little lungs!       For adults: 3-5 drops each doTERRA LIME, FRANKINCENSE, and BREATHE in a 10 ml roller, topped with FCO. … Continued

Fall Diffuser Blends

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Fall is in the air! Mornings are chilly, leaves are starting to fall, there is a slight bite to the breeze. Snuggle up and watch the leaves fall with one of these delightful diffuser blends and a cup of your … Continued

Buttermilk Ginger Cake

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I’m just going to let the pictures do the talking on this post. My mouth is watering just thinking about this Buttermilk Ginger cake! Moist, tender, not too sweet, delicately flavored cake, topped with tiny pieces of crystallized ginger. Yum. … Continued

Chicken Gyros

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I’ve always had this certain sort of fascination for chicken gyros. For some reason I have always thought of them as delicious, even though I can remember the first time I had one at a restaurant, and I wasn’t entirely impressed. … Continued

Bourbon Street Chicken

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I’ve been meaning to try this Bourbon Street Chicken recipe for a few weeks now, and boy am I glad I got around to it! I am a huge fan of chicken, as my regular readers can probably tell by … Continued

Spinach Pie

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This is a long time family favorite recipe.  When a friend asked me to post a super quick, healthy breakfast recipe, this one came instantly to mind. (I love requests, by the way! If you have one, please let me … Continued

Coconut Curry Chicken with Broccoli

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Coconut Curry Chicken with Broccoli Bold curry, creamy coconut, tender-crisp broccoli, juicy chicken, hearty brown rice — this dinner will be a repeat for sure! It’s packed with protein, fiber and whole grains, and doesn’t miss a beat in the … Continued

Chicken Chili

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Chicken Chili post from 2012! The recipe migration continues… Evan and I are still a bit sick. I don’t know what bug we caught, but it’s not one worth catching, just in case you were trying to attempt it. 🙂 Our … Continued

Pumpkin Granola

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Several friends and I used do a food exchange, and when it was my turn, I whipped up a huge batch of this sweet, crunchy, totally yummy and addicting granola. I should have made an even bigger batch, because I … Continued

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

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Rosemary Olive Oil Bread A post from before I had oils – what a difference they make! Continuing to migrate all of my food blog posts over here. This one is from April 17, 2012!) My family has been nailed … Continued

Beef Teriyaki Noodles

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My husband and I like chopsticks. A lot. We like chopsticks so much, in fact, that we have been known to eat things with them that you would normally eat with a fork… like cheesecake, for instance. You eat yours … Continued

Fish Tacos and Cilantro Lime Yogurt

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There’s nothing like a cabin on the lake. Waking up to the chilled, mist-covered water, watching the sun slowly rise and lift the mist away, the smell of fresh mochas being made every morning, the smell of a wood fireplace … Continued

Curry Cashew Chicken

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I’ve recently become aware of something: I post a lot of recipes about chicken. That’s because we eat a lot of chicken. It’s cheap(er), very versatile, and I LOVE it! However, in an effort to diversify our diet, as well as … Continued

Cilantro Lime Coconut Chicken

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This Cilantro Lime Coconut Chicken is a party in your mouth. A crazy party, with complex twists, explosions, and “Ahhh” moments.  I mean seriously — cilantro, lime, and coconut?? Yes. Please and thank you. I’ve been on a major cilantro and lime … Continued

Brain Power Diffuser Blend

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Brain Power Diffuser Blend! This is an amazing diffuser blend for during school, homework, or any time you need a little extra brain and focus boost!  Rosemary Benefits: Supports healthy digestion* Supports healthy respiratory function* Helps reduce nervous tension and … Continued

Bath Time Bliss

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I made this on a day that the kiddos played through nap time, and were in need of some soothing support. Bath time is always a hit, especially when they can “season” their bath with sprinkles of Lavender + Wild … Continued

Building Your Immune System

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Building up your immune system is process. Eating well, taking a high quality supplement (because much of the nutrition has been breed out of our food), getting the rest we need and reducing our stress levels and toxic load all … Continued

All About Lemon Essential Oil

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Lemon Essential Oil: Lemon essential oil is a wonderful natural detoxification oil – great oil to drink in your water* every day! (This is different than drinking lemon juice as the essential oils comes from the rind.) What an easy … Continued

All About Oregano Essential Oil

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Oregano Essential Oil: One of the most powerful oils, Oregano essential oil has been used for centuries for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties. The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess … Continued

Calm Those Baby Tummies

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Lavender and Digestive Blend – calm those baby tummies!  These two oils are my favorite go-to’s when my littles have tummy troubles. Just a few swipes of diluted Digestive Blend and Lavender on their little bellies, and they are visibly … Continued

The Immune Boosting Bomb

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Going to need this Immune Boosting Bomb today. Woke up to the smell of vomit coming from my little honey’s room. Ugh!! You can mix these oils in a roller for your children, or put them in an empty gel … Continued

The Grounding Blend

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I wanted to tell you a little bit about one of my very favorite oil blends today – GROUNDING BLEND! Goodness, where would I be without this blend? Woodsy, warm, grounding, refreshing, calming, soothing…this blend is great for absolutely everyone. … Continued

The Best Frankincense

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All About Frankincense There are a lot of oil companies out there…the numbers are growing really rapidly. But please, still do your research! Not all companies are willing to do the hard work, spend the money, and take the time to … Continued

Whipped Body Butter

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You don’t need to look any further for the most PERFECT Whipped Body Butter recipe. This is it. Truly. I’m amazed.   No, truly, I’m amazed. This was my first attempt at making up my own recipe, and of all … Continued

Using Essential Oils Topically

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Using essential oils topically is a very powerful method. Essential oils can be safely applied for massage or topical therapy. Their chemical structure enables them to pass through skin for an immediate systemic response.  Favorite places to apply: Bottoms of … Continued

Why Diffuse?

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Diffusing essential oils has many health benefits. I love to diffuse essential oils in my home almost all the time. There are many reasons you should too! I’ve listed some of my favorites below: When we want to boost our … Continued

DIY Dry Shampoo

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Dry Shampoo is one of those things that’s so easy to make, you wonder why you never thought about making it before. It’s really so simple, I had to triple check the recipe to make sure I hadn’t missed something … Continued