Monday, October 13, 2014

Baby quilt (only a year late)

So I had the top of this quilt done the day before I went into labor (last Labor Day, ha ha ha), then I had a baby, life got crazy, and it sat in a drawer. FOR A YEAR!!
Grandparents took the littles for the day so i looked for a way to be productive. BAM! Quilt time :)
This little triangles were time consuming puppies, I tell ya! I really wanted them on there though, my grandma put them on mine & I remember sucking and chewing on them till I was like 10 or something. Yeah, probably younger than that, but you get the picture.
Love, love, love that fluffy backing I found for it, so cozy! My daughter felt it and reminded me that I still owe a quilt.... and she'd like the back to be just. like. that.
Guess you know what I'll be working on for Christmas, eh?
Any who, love the way this quilt top was put together. TRIANGLES! Lots of triangles put together to make a chevron pattern. Genius.

EO on baby with a fever

So my 13 month old must be getting another tooth (about time, he only has 6 1/2!), he started with a low fever yesterday afternoon. He quickly decided his tummy hurt, followed by diarrhea. I put peppermint oil (1 drop, mixed with coconut oil) onto his tummy. Within 10 minutes he stopped crying and acting like it hurt. No more diarrhea either!
After bath time (which includes a few drops of lavender in the water) I rubbed lavender & thieves on the bottom of his feet, then reapplied the peppermint to his tummy and rubbed down his spine.
That boy slept for  N I N E  straight hours!! And woke up with NO fever!!
I'm lovin' these oils!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Young Living starter kit

Got my starter kit, got all started!
I've been busy whipping up batches of all sorts of cool stuff! Can't wait to try them out & let you know how they turned out!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Young Living Essential Oils

I'm so excited to begin this journey, and so glad that I get to share it with you! I was introduced to the healing powers of essential oils a few years ago, but didn't have a desire to use them until quite a bit later. I decided about a year ago that I wanted to get involved with Young Living essential oils, however, circumstance after circumstance occurred, keeping me from taking the plunge. With my husband's health deteriorating rapidly (much more on that topic in future posts), having two hormonal teenage girls, my three year old being a crazy monster (seriously, he's the poster child for ADHD), and my 13 month old never needing sleep-- I. NEEDED. HELP. My baby sister was to the rescue! She's an "Oily Sista" and knew that my family could greatly benefit from the use of oils. A couple days later, here we are! I got my starter kit yesterday and have been all OVER pinterest getting recipes to try! I can't wait to have some awesome stories to tell you about how these oils have changed my life, Thanks again for joining me! Let the adventure begin!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Painted pumpkins

We decided to take a different route with our pumpkins this year. PAINT!!
Ever since I saw painted gourds on Pinterest (link here)
I was obsessed. 
Here's my chicken!
The kids made quite a mess, I was smart enough to set up outside, with all surfaces covered with butcher paper.