Sunday, October 28, 2018

Easy Peasy Cranberry Sauce

We recently had Thanksgiving in Canada this month and as I do every year, I pulled out this old post to refresh my memory on how to make my cranberry sauce.  I figured since the American Thanksgiving was coming up soon, I thought it would be nice to re-share this classic Thanksgiving recipe!

Cranberry sauce is one of those things that you either love or hate.  Kind of like mince pies.  My reluctance to eat cranberry sauce myself could stem from my own youthful memories. My mother, not a fan of it either, would grudgingly serve it by dumping a can of cranberry sauce into a dish and placing it on the table.  It would sit there, rings and all in a jelled mass. She didn't so much as mash it into the bowl. Nothing looks so unappetizing as seeing a jellied mound of red stuff with can rings. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Six Tips to Finding Joy When You're Struggling


One of my biggest struggles over the past few years has been finding my joy.  I think a lot of us mothers feel this way regardless of whether we're working in the home or out of it.  Too often, we feel overwhelmed and stressed by the number of things that are on our plates. 

I have been reading more and more posts about how moms are so stressed.  I find myself nodding wholeheartedly in agreement and tagging my husband in posts because he just doesn't get it and I'm quietly hoping he'll have an epiphany and pitch in more. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

So Much More than a Box of Oils - Premium Starter Kit Sale


Fall signifies a transformation in many aspects – from shorter days to cooler temperatures and warmer drinks. The season is full of changing attitudes, agendas and aspirations! As kids go back to school, you can kick off your own season of learning and growth by getting back to the basics, setting goals and exploring new opportunities that come in your Premium Starter Kit (PSK)!

Between September 11-30, 2018, begin your whole-life wellness journey with 10% off a Canadian Premium Starter Kit (PSKs)! From pure essential oils and blends to plant-based, oil-infused essentials, the PSK unpacks the everyday products you need to reveal a strong foundation of green living for yourself, your home and your family. After all, the PSK is so much more than just a box of oils; it’s an opportunity for a new beginning.

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Sale retail: ER exclusive*
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Regular PV: 100.00
Sale wholesale: $179.77
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Essential Oils for Summer

Hooray, it’s officially summer! I’m looking forward to the warm weather and being outside more and spending time sitting by the pool watching the kids swim.  How about you? Although, I do have to admit that there are a few things about summer that can be a pain…like bugs and sunburns. 
You probably know by now that I LOVE LOVE my essential oils but you might not know that I do actually use them every single day.  I have even started hosting classes regularly, so I can get together with friends and talk about how these amazing oils work.
(Of course, all the oils I’m talking about in this post are from Young Living and are therapeutic grade.)
In my Summer Essential Oils Class, these are some of the oils that we talk about it.
Purification:  One of my favorites for summer is Purification. I love the smell.  It works great as a bug repellent but also has many more uses.  For instance, there was a grease spill in the oven the other night and boy did it smoke up my house and make everything stinky.  I quickly loaded up my diffuser with a couple drops of Purification oil and turned it on.  After about 20 minutes, the stinky smoke odor was gone. Yay!

Lavender is known as the Swiss Army knife of all the oils and can be used for almost anything.  If you don’t know what to use for something you can always try lavender.  It works great for seasonal sniffles (when combined with peppermint and lemon) but also works to soothe burns and blisters

My go-to oil for a headache or tummy troubles is peppermint.  Just the smell alone is uplifting.  Peppermint is considered a hot oil but can be used to help you cool down after a hot day too when added to a little witch hazel in a spray bottle. The perfect combination to cool off tired, achy feet.  Just be sure to use a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil when applying directly to your skin.


Lemon just screams summer.  By adding citrus oils (lemon or Citrus Fresh) to my water bottle {glass only}, not only am I encouraging myself to keep hydrated with tasty water but I’m also profiting from all the health benefits lemons give us. Not only does it boost your energy but by diffusing it in your home it can boost your mood.


Here are some great recipes to mix up and have on hand throughout the summer:



What are your favourite oils for summer?




Where to Buy Essential Oils?  

It is really important to know that you are getting therapeutic grade quality essential oils. Not all essential oils are created equal.  For more information on essential oils and why I chose Young Living - check out this link.