Friday, February 12, 2016

Unboxing


I love seeing what people get in their Essential Rewards order every month. Here's what I got.


If you're curious about Essential Rewards, here's some info to explain it.





Thursday, February 11, 2016

FLASH SALE

 ⚡FLASH SALE



On behalf of Bishop's 2 Year Forever Family Day, I'm offering something I've never offered before from now through Valentine's Day. You've all heard me swoon over the oil that changed our life, our beloved WHITE ANGELICA. It's the oil that helped our Bishop to sleep when we had tried everything else. Well, in addition to the 10% off from Young Living this month and the extra 10% back from me which brings your starter kit cost to $128 (usually $160), I'm also offering a sample of White Angelica. I always say this oil smells how I imagine heaven will smell.

You'll also get an oily supply kit with all the extras you need to get started...roller bottles, capsules and carrier oil. There's no better time to make this investment in your health.



Click HERE to purchase your Premium Starter Kit!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DIY Deodorant

Did you know that chemical deodorant is thought by some to be one of the most harmful products in most of our homes? It contains aluminum. Some scientists suggest that aluminum applied near the breasts can cause breast cancer. Scary stuff. So WHY are we putting this right near our lymph nodes?? Right!?

Did you know that you can use several of the oils in your Young Living Premium Starter kit to make your own homemade deodorant?



Here's how it's done. Easy peasy!

Sit a small glass jar in a pan of boiling water with just enough water to come up about 1/2 way up the jar.
Melt 2 tbsp shea butter and 3 tbsp coconut oil over VERY low heat until just melted. 
Remove from heat and add 3 tbsp baking soda and 2 tbsp cornstarch. 
Stir until smooth.
Add 10 drops lavender, 10 drops purification and 10 drops Frankincense. 
Pour into glass storage container and refrigerate until solid. Apply to underarms.

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Day to Remember, but I almost didn't

Today is February 5th.  Four years ago today, after a years long infertility journey, I laid on a hospital exam room table, waiting with bated breath for confirmation of what my heart already knew. My eyes searched and searched for that familiar blinking light on the ultrasound screen, but it was no longer there inside that tiny little body that we had grown to love so much. Then the words came. "I'm so sorry." I'll never forget that moment or any detail of it. Even how the ultrasound tech also had tears in her eyes. The air escaped my body and I couldn't breathe. The silence was eerie. There were no words. We just held each other and cried for what felt like a very long time. I remember thinking they had to be wrong.  At least that's what I tried to convince myself of. As we walked out, one of the doctors cheerily said she hoped to see us back under happier circumstances in three months as if something life changing hadn't just happened. I think I actually offered her a smile. I didn't have the energy to tell her how that wasn't that right thing to say. To walk in with so much hope and being so afraid of the outcome and then to walk out and wish they didn't send you home to wait for the inevitable. You just wanted it to be over. Such a sad sad day.

So, today, four years later, the day was half gone when my wonderful husband asked if there was anything I'd like to do to mark the day in remembrance. I asked him if it was horrible that I hadn't even remembered what day it was and that I didn't have much emotion attached to it anymore. I mean, yes, as I sit back now and reflect, the tears are flowing thinking of that sacred day, but not in longing or sadness really. It's more a feeling of looking back and remembering how far we've come and how much we've overcome and how much hope there is in life. He agreed that he feels the same way.

If you are facing a similar situation in your life right now, please take heart. It will get easier. You won't always feel as devastated as you do this very minute. You will find joy again and you will be able to look back and be grateful for it all, even the really really hard stuff. At least I hope and pray you will.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

5-Day Nutritive Cleanse by Megan Jones

Today's post was written by one of the leaders on my team, Megan Jones. Check out her experience with the 5-Day Cleanse by Young Living Essential Oils.



5-Day Nutritive Cleanse: Our Experience

Hi! I’m Megan. My husband and I just recently completed the Young Living 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse. The cleanse comes with Digest & Cleanse softgels, 2 bottles of NingXia Red, and a 26.4oz tub of Balance Complete (Vanilla). 

During the cleanse you drink A LOT of NingXia and have 3 meals per day of the Balance Complete. You also have 3 snack times each day. 

Going into it I expected to be running to the bathroom, starving, and miserable. I am happy to say that was NOT the case. Neither me, nor my husband, were running to the bathroom. The first day we may have gone more than a normal Monday, but not much. 

Andrew did struggle with hunger, but he works around food all day, every day so I’m sure that is what made it challenging for him. I felt satisfied with the drinks and snacks. I loved that the brochure gave us options for all 3 snack times. The choices were great and even included things that my picky husband likes! 

Although there were designated snack times throughout the day, by the end of the week we did not need every snack. This was great because shrinking my appetite was one of my goals for this cleanse. 

We wanted to do the cleanse mainly to shrink our appetites and conquer our sugar cravings. It’s been two weeks and I can say that IT WORKED! Both of us have noticed we are eating less at meals and not craving the sugary junk like we used to. Although I have gained back about half of what I lost that week, I am happy with the outcome. I didn’t expect the weight to stay off once I started eating food again, but I am pleased that half has. 

Now we are continuing to work hard to exercise and get those veggies in each day while continuing to cut the crap!! If you have any questions or want to learn more, please find me on facebook.com/MeganMcJones.  

Top 5 Tips:

  1. Use day one as a test day to see how you react to the Digest & Cleanse softgels. You may react differently than us and need to run to the bathroom. Be prepared for that!
  2. Use a cup designed to mix protein drinks (or other powdery drinks)- the ones with the balls in them to make sure it mixes up well. I used a magic bullet for mine because we only had one of those shaky cups. I work in a small office with a kitchen, so it wasn’t a big deal to bring that to work with me each day. 
  3. Use a straw!! This helps so much if you don’t like the taste of the Balance Complete. I didn’t think it was horrible but by day 3 or 4 I was so over it! Being able to gulp it down and not smell it really helped me.
  4. Prepare your snacks the night before! You want to have those snacks ready whenever you start to get hungry. Having our snacks ready and with us between meals helped to not even second guess what we would reach for. 
  5. Do it with a friend!!! It was so helpful having Andrew by my side during this cleanse. He wasn’t eating yummy dinners while I was drinking a shake for my meal. We were toasting our cups together and eating our prepared snacks. It really helped to have him by my side! (Even if he was talking all week about the pizza he was going to eat on Saturday!)