by Kelly

Everyday Essentials – Lemon EO

March 10, 2014 in Daily Drivel, Essential Oils, Everyday Essentials by Kelly

Welcome to Everyday Essentials, a new weekly part of my blog where I’m hoping to spread a little education about using essential oils and how they can be incorporated into your everyday life. Essential oils have been a daily part of my life since October 2012 and have truly changed the way I view and deal with illness, allergies, asthma, hormone imbalances, headaches, sleeplessness, anxiety, fatigue and many other road blocks that keep my family and I from living living fully.

Lemon Essential Oil

Today I wanted to start with Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon EO is a great oil that packs alot of bang into just a few bucks. As a wonderful detoxifier, I use this daily in my water. It helps alkaline the body and works as a great cleanser to the liver, stomach and aids in digestion. As a natural antihistamine, it helps in relieving allergies. Truly the list goes on and on, but why I really like lemon EO is because of it’s emotional uses. It helps to activate the left side of the brain, you know, the analytical side of the brain. It engages our ability to think, focus and learn. It increases our memory and can be helpful with learning disorders.

Click here for more information including audio and a downloadable printable telling you all about Lemon EO.

If you are wanting to dip your toe into using and learning more about essential oils, here’s a video that will give you an overview about many oils and how they work with the body.

Emotional Healing with doTERRA Essential Oils from Discover doTERRA on Vimeo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by clicking “contact” in the menu above.

NOTE: The advice shared on this blog has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly
understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore
homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems. Thank you for your sharing with others.

 

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Project 365 Week 10

March 10, 2014 in Photography, Project 365 by Kelly

62/365 Cute little dudes
Today I took loads of photos for an Optical center. These little holders in the kids section were adorable.
62/365 Cute little dudes

63/365 Strawberries
I bought some beautiful strawberries today. They smell delicious too!
63/365 Strawberries

64/365 Coming home from work
64/365 Coming home from work

65/365 Serving it up
65/365 Serving it up

66/365 We played ball today.
Even though this is out of focus, I had to select this as my photo today. It’s an emotionally perfect photo for me because it’s a side of my senior dog I don’t get to see very often and I treasure times when he’s playful like this.
66/365 We played ball today

67/365 Wishful thinking
67/365 One of those is mine, right?

68/365 Bored
That time he wondered if he could still crawl up the inside of a door frame. (It was a slow day.)
68/365 Bored

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Project 365 Week 9

March 5, 2014 in Photography, Project 365 by Kelly

55/365 Relaxing and strumming.
His very first guitars are on the wall behind him. He started playing by ear when he was six and hasn’t stopped.
55/365 Relaxing and strumming

56/365 Tournament Day
Last weeks tournament was sunny and 65. Today was cloudy, 27 plus wind. I must say I much prefer the sunny and 65 weather much more.
56/365 Tournament Day

57/365 The most interesting man in the world pose.
“Hey mom, take my picture while I pose like the Dos Equis guy with my Pepsi.”
57/365 The most interesting man in the world pose.

58/365 A peek into my planner.
A peek into my planner pages from last week.
58/365 A peek into my planner

59/365 Palette
Some days I like my palette more than my painting.
59/365 Palette

60/365 Lemonades, Thin Mints & Peanut Butter Patties, Oh My!
Restraint goes right out the door when the little girl in a green vest shows up at your house. How could I say no?
60/365 Lemonades, Thin Mints & Peanut Butter Patties, Oh My!

61/365 Happy Birthday Dad!
Today was a snowy day with icy streets, but that didn’t keep us from celebrating with some Texas BBQ and homemade German Chocolate Cake. Love you Dad! xo
61/365 Happy Birthday Dad!

by Kelly

Our best idea

February 27, 2014 in Daily Drivel by Kelly

If you haven’t been able to tell by my 365 project, I live a pretty simple life. I’m devoted to my family, I like simplicity and I am nonstop entertained (and sometimes overwhelmed) by these two punks.
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And while these photos are not the “best”, I adore them because it shows their brotherly relationship.
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I admit, sometimes the testosterone level in this house is bit more than I can take.
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There is no preparation for the onslaught, non-stop, zest for life, living on the edge that boys can have.
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You have no idea how many times I’ve felt strapped to a rocket and dizzy from the whirlwind of those early imaginative, adventurous days.
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But now that we are nearing the end of a Junior and Freshmen year, I see an empty nest looming in the distance and it makes every moment of now so very precious to me and shines a light (as it has so many times before)  that these two were the very best idea my beloved and I ever had.
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Project 365 Week 8

February 26, 2014 in Art, Photography, Project 365 by Kelly

48/365 President’s Day
No school for my punks today, so we headed out for a little fro yo treat.
48/365 President's Day

49/365 My favorite tennis player
Spent the day watching my favorite tennis player. It started out windy, cold, and 40 degrees, but ended sunny, with no wind and 65. Ahhhh. Welcome Spring!
49/365 My favorite tennis player

50/365 In search of Georgia O’Keeffe
I’ve become obsessed with studying all I can about Georgia OKeeffe, particularly her early years she spent in Amarillo and Canyon, Texas.
50/365 In search of Georgia O'Keeffe

51/365 Yum
Some days you just have to stop what you’re doing and go get a cupcake.
51/365 Somedays you just have to stop what you're doing and go get a cupcake.

52/365 Georgia O’Keeffe’s old art books
Today I toured the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum to see the “Red Landscape” painting by Georgia O’Keeffe. Then I went upstairs to the Resource Center and saw some of her old art books that were found in her trunk that she left behind in Canyon, TX at the Shirley house. Here is her signature in one of those books.
52/365 Georgia O'Keeffe's old art books

53/365 Relaxing at the Museum of Art
My Beloved took me to the Museum of Art today.
53/365 Relaxing at the Museum of Art

54/365 Breakfast
Breakfast always tastes better when someone special makes it for you.
54/365 Breakfast