Friday, May 15, 2015

doTERRA - Using Oils in the Home (Everything but the Kitchen Sink Combo)

Ok so Zoey is coming down with something, not sure what it is yet, but little body is trying to fight. So I decide to make a combo that would fight multiple things. Here is what I came up with.


I'll explain why I chose these oils. 

Peppermint (10 drops): as a fever reducer
Frankincense (10 drops): an enhancer to all the oils
Basil (10 drops): as an anti-inflammatory and for the ears
Lavender (12 drops): for soothing and calming
Lemon (10 drops): to draw out the toxins
Arborvitae (10 drops): also an anti-inflammatory and also for its regenerative properties

I mixed them in a 10 ml roller bottle, and filled the rest with FCO.

So far it seems to be working. I'm using it in conjunction with Tylenol, b/c of her high fever.





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Sunday, April 26, 2015

doTERRA - Natural Solutions Class

This past weekend I helped with my first Natural Solutions Class. Although I didn't teach, but I took notes, I helped set up and prep for the class. I wanted to share with you a few ideas of things that I did to prep for the class.

For this class we decided to have rollerballs available to buy ahead of time for the class, to generate an interest in the class. If a participant ordered a rollerball we advised that they would need to pay the day of the class. We had great success with this. I ordered the Rollerball Remedies Make and Take kit from My Oil Business. This kit had the stickers and recipes to make the rollerballs. I ordered 10 mL roller bottles, a box of 24 from Amazon. I think that I used about half the box. haha!



Next what I did was type out the recipes from the rollerball kit, so that I could had them out in the packet I was making for the class. That way they had information on how to combine oils and how much. Here is the link to the recipes. I will also be posting them in my Printables section for future reference. I made copies at Staples, so that I wouldn't use up all of my ink from home.



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Friday, April 17, 2015

Recipe: Skinny Philly Cheesesteak

So in January I enrolled in Weight Watchers, for the like the 3rd time! ha! I've been doing really well. I'm 4 lbs away from my 5% goal. Whoo hoo!! Well anyways, in order to stay on track with my points I've been finding yummy recipes. This time I wanted to try to do one on my own. For dinner the other night I really wanted a sandwich, but wanted to do something different. I was looking online and then the thought hit me! Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Ya! So here is how I made it for 9 points.

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Ingredients

1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1/2 onion
thinly sliced roast beef, deli meat
reduced fat provolone cheese
1 whole wheat pita bread




First you slice the veggies thin and saute them in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Stir them occasionally.



Next place the meat in a pan and warm it through, stir occasionally.



Then heat up the broiler. Butter your bread. (the sub rolls were for the hubby and son)


Then put the meat, and veggies on the bread, put 2 slices of cheese. Stick back in the broiler until cheese has melted. Now you have a yummy and easy, 9 point Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich (Pita). MMMM




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Friday, April 3, 2015

doTERRA April Promotions

It's April and that means new doTERRA promotions! Here's what's happening this month.

The Dive into Deep Blue has been extended until April 15th!! Whoo-hoo!! If you didn't get a chance to earn this, now is your chance!


The 10% product savings this month is Melaleuca. Honestly, you can never have enough of this oil in your home. Each time I order it, I get 2 bottles because I use it so much.

The product of the month is DigestZen. This is also a staple in my home. With little ones and a big kid, tummy issues always arise. You can get a 5 mL bottle of DigestZen with an LRP order of 125PV or more.



Finally the big Kahuna, doTERRA has come out with new products! Yea! The products are now available this month!



Ready to go shopping? Click on the picture below to get started.





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Friday, March 20, 2015

Nursery Singing Time Ideas

I felt that I needed to share my ideas for Nursery Singing Time.

I am the designated singing time leader in my ward (congregation) for Nursery, and I LOVE IT! I have been in this calling for 2 years now, and in that time I have come up with ideas to make singing time fun and interactive for the little ones.

Here are a few things that I have made for the list of songs that we sing each week.

Bracelet Bells: made from colored pipe cleaners and small silver bells. We use these when we sing, If You're Happy (children's songbook page 266).


Sunbursts: cut out using my Cricut, laminated with the clear shelf liner, and large popsicle sticks. This is for Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (children's songbook page 60).


Stars: I found there cute stars in the Super Little Singers CD that I bought. I printed them out on yellow card stock and laminated them with the clear shelf liner and used large popsicle sticks. We use these when we sing I Am Like a Star (children's songbook page 163). You could also use these for Twinkle Little Star.


Ribbon Wands: I used small dowels, I found them at Michael's, with 3 different shades of blue ribbon and pinned on top with a thumb tack. The kids love these, but I always have to remind them to wave them down low to mimic water, as we use these when we sing "Give", Said the Little Stream (children's songbook page 236).


Egg Shakers: I used plastic eggs filled with beans, they make more sound than rice. I hot glued the eggs shut. We use these when we sing Do As I'm Doing (children's songbook page 276).



I also like to let the kids choose the songs instead of me. So I've made a few things to help with that.

Music Sticks: I painted large popsicle sticks in different color, and wrote the songs on each stick that we sing each week. I try to give each kid a turn to pick a stick.


Fishing: I found pre-colored fishes in the Super Little Singers CD that I printed, cut and laminated. I wrote on the back of each fish a sing. Each fish also has a paperclip on it. I also made a fishing stick using a dowel, ribbon and magnet. This is also a big hit with my little ones.


Music Flowers: This is my newest way for the kids to pick the songs. I found pre-cut foam flowers at Joann's. I painted large popsicle sticks green for the stems and wrote the songs on each of them. Hot glued the stems to the flowers and put them in a cute little basket to carry. Go HERE for the tutorial to make them.



Here is a list of songs that I teach each week.

"Give," Said the Little Stream
I Am Like a Star
Do As I'm Doing
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
If You're Happy
Wiseman
Book of Mormon Stories
Popcorn
Head, Shoulders
Snowman

I also have a reverent song that gets the kids ready for their lesson time, which is I Am a Child of God. But just before we sing I will give each kid a "reverent" sticker. For my older nursery kids I also do a wiggle song to get them ready for the reverent song, which is My Hands (children's songbook pate 273).

Each class takes me about 10-15 mins, which is recommended. It allows the teachers to get ready for the next part of their schedule.

I have a few other ideas that I plan on making, so once I have those made I will share. But for now this is all I do.





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Music Flower Tutorial

With Spring here I wanted to make a new way for my nursery kids to pick the songs that we sing each week. So I came up with music flowers, here's how to make them.

Materials
pre-cut foam flowers
large popsicle sticks
1 sheet sticky back yellow foam
1 sheet sticky back orange foam
green paint
small basket

The first thing I did was paint the popsicle sticks green.


Then I cut out the orange and yellow middles and stuck them to the pre-cut flowers.

 
 
I then wrote the songs on the back of the sticks and hot glued them to the back of the flowers.
 

Voila! There you have super cute music flowers that the kiddies will enjoy! Mine loved them!



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Friday, March 6, 2015

New Etsy Item

I'm totally excited to announce that I finally have finished a new item to add to my shop! Ya, I know it only took forever to do it but better late than never, right? haha

I will now be listing the Bapron in my shop.

my adorable baby modeling the 6-12 month bapron.

Here is the bapron, a bib and apron combo for babies and toddlers. There will be 2 sizes available, M (6-12 months) and L (2-3T) it could possibly fit a 4T toddler if they are small.

Oh they are also reversible!


This one will be listed in my shop. The Medium size will be $12 and the Large will be $15.


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