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#30daysInspiralized

Mar 2, 2015 by

We’re joining the #30daysInspiralized Instagram contest from Ali Maffucci over at www.inspiralized.com !  I bought a Paderno Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer for myself after visiting her awesome website and falling in love with turning veggies into NOODLES ! SO FUN! I might have already shared my new passion upon chatting with you about trying to cut carbs, increase veggies etc. I’ve had some ‘fall...

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Map of Caring & Sharing
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Map of Caring & Sharing

Oct 27, 2014 by

We are starting a map to track recipients of our Samaritan Ministries Shares – handmade cards with a personal message with our ‘member share’ enclosed. Instead of a sense of dread that we used to have paying our monthly BCBS premium, we now are filled with prayerful love and joy sending our member share to a family with a real, publishable medical need ie....

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Samaritan Ministries
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Samaritan Ministries

Oct 27, 2014 by

When was the last time this happened to you? You get your ‘health insurance’ premium and instead this month it is LOWER than your regular payment because there were less insurance claims … so everyone’s bill is reduced that month to compensate. N E V E R. This month we just experienced this – with Samaritan Ministries which I must say clearly is NOT...

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Review: YL Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo
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After nearly finishing my first bottle of Young Living Essential Oils’ Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo I am officially ready to share my review about it. IMPRESSIONS This one product for me was a roller coaster of impressions…. from love at first smell to …. my hair HATES this product…. to I love this smell so much and how it feels that I want to...

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review: Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
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Love the Thieves line so buying their refillable foaming hand soap was an easy choice. But would it really foam up and be nice to wash your hands with ?? If you’ve read my other YL posts before, I’m not a blind follower of YL.  I really want to know if these products are what others say they are.  They are not cheap so...

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in the shadow of your wings
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Ever had one of those weeks when you keep seeing the same person over and over again in unexpected places? I have learned that in the scriptures if the same words or phrases are repeated over again a few times that it is like having a neon sign saying ‘did you miss it? just in case here it is again…. and again here.’  What...

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review: KidScents Lotion
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KidScents Lotion is a safe, gentle, and mild lotion that is a great for sensitive skin.  It is marketed for children with it’s friendly zebra character on the label – but I chose it because some lotions irritate my skin and I want to get away from lotions that are full of sketchy chemicals.  This is one of many natural body lotions that Young...

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review:YL Stress Away
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review:YL Stress Away

Jan 11, 2014 by

  If I could fall in love with a smell that was not coffee or chocolate….. it would be this: Young Living’s Stress Away Essential Oil Roll-On I love the convenience of a roll-on for quick application but would be more economical to buy it again in it’s 15ml bottle format. Honestly, all I have to do is just simply smell this oil… and...

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review:Thieves Dental Floss
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Liking the idea of a dental floss that was saturated twice with the power of Thieves essential oil blend AND peppermint oil – I bought the “Thieves Dental Floss” to try.  Typically I love the Glide floss and over the years I sort of have that cringe factor with regular floss that rubs roughly or squeakily against my teeth. What’s it like? I like...

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review:New Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste
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Since I wasn’t 100% sold on the taste of the Thieves Dentarome Plus toothpaste … I was eager to try the new Thieves AromaBright toothpaste as it sounded like it would be possibly more ‘minty’ in flavor.  Out of sheer luck of the draw, a contest was posted on the Young Living Product Blog and I was one of the random names drawn to...

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organized homeschool room
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Here is the ‘AFTER’ result from the ‘homeschool room organization overhaul time‘ post ! Organizing and de-cluttering truly feels peaceful and wonderful.  It’s hard work and takes time but it is beyond worth it to help minds be focused. STRATEGY: 1. We ended up moving a wall unit that we used to have in our living room (contained our fine china, wine glasses and...

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homeschool room organization overhaul time
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I n our house, there is NEVER such a thing as a “little re-organization.” My husband is the King of do-overs.  I can’t even count the number of times that he has re-organized our house (multiply that by the 6 homes we’ve had together from Maui to Washington State back to  Maui and lastly to Arizona.)   I can tell when he has something...

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stung by a bark scorpion – now what!?
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T he other week Pebbles and I were joyfully walking out to the garage to go to a friend’s birthday party when suddenly the most intense pain hit my foot.  I was wearing flip flops of course and my foot was right near a crack in the cement near our front tire. The sting turned into a 100% loss of feeling of my external...

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free & flexible meal planning
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While tempted to try the groupon for emeals I know that it won’t work for my ultra picky family. It is guaranteed that 50% of the suggested recipes someone in my family will not touch. Until they all become more flexible people and willing to try new things I have to use recipes from our own cookbooks, family recipes or many of the billions...

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horseback ride at Fort McDowell Adventures
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Our Girl Scout troop went on a super fun horseback ride before our intense summer heat kicked in and just had to share a few photos.  I will never show anyone’s faces for privacy on this blog beyond our own family so these are more view oriented. We rode with Ft. McDowell Adventures in our beautiful Sonoran Desert – not a building in site...

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review: YL Thieves Dentarome Plus Toothpaste
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Here’s a straight up honest review on the Young Living Thieves Dentarome Plus Toothpaste. So I’m someone who has enjoyed commercial sweet minty teeth whitening do-it-all toothpaste for as long as I have a memory.  I have super sensitive teeth and gums – and I’m one of those teeth clenchers (not grinders) when I sleep.  I’ve also had an immense fear of going to...

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review: YL AromaGuard Deodorant
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A lifetime of wearing aluminum laden antiperspirants has ended – finally have come to my senses about the dangers of using toxic commercial products.  Even though you hear that everything passes through your skin for better or worse I never took it to heart.  Thankfully it didn’t take cancer to open up my eyes – but my body started to complain to try to...

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Ken Davis: Fully Alive
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Ken Davis: Fully Alive

Jul 13, 2013 by

Had to share this video with you!  Ken Davis: Fully Alive isn’t just another comedy of someone poking fun at their own life…. it reveals our own life in the process.   Are we living our lives by routine letting the days slip by? Do we pass up opportunity to stick with the comfy? What does it feel like to have a soul that’s fired...

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review: YL home diffuser
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I redeemed a $40 credit towards this Young Living Home Diffuser and wasn’t sure how much I would use it really – but I was excited for it to arrive anyway!!  When it arrived, being very visual person, my first impression was what a pretty box it was! Loved the design of it. 😉 Opened it up and it was larger than I thought...

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making bath salts
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making bath salts

Jul 5, 2013 by

We had LOTS of leftover epsom salts from Pebbles’ science fair project about crystals.  Inspired by the plethora of American Girls’ books that she reads on how to do many fun things – she wanted to make some bath salts. As I was new to buying products from Young Living – I did happen to have some peppermint and lavender essential oils. Items needed:...

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