Halloween Decor on a budget with Dollar Tree

by Laura on September 9, 2016

It’s time mommas.

Fall weather, boots, scarves, skinny jeans, football, and the best holiday….Halloween.

I love the scary decorations and letting the kids imagination run wild with creating the perfect costume! I stick with what I know in the costume department, scary witch. It’s classic, easy and I re-use the same dress each year! LOL

The whole family gets a little giddy when we get to decorate for Halloween! The best store for cheap but effective decor is by far Dollar Tree. We can get multiples of things, the kids can get creative, and choose what they like best!

Total Win-Win.

How do you like like to decorate? Creepy Scary or Pumpkin Bumpkin Cute?

We are a little partial to scary around here. We have a large black plastic rat with red beady eyes that has already made its way into bedrooms, hallways, under the covers, scaring all my babes!! A good yelp gets high points in this house.

Here’s a little bit of our decorating with the kids this year!





These might be my favorite Halloween decoration! Dollar Tree has the cutest little figurines to create you own creepy haunted town! The kids love to set this up, and we add a few new pieces each year! (They also have these for Christmas!!)


Even the chandelier got wrapped in leaves and the cutest skulls and crossbones ribbon!


Have you started your Halloween celebrations yet!!



Easy DIY Elderberry Syrup

by Laura on September 5, 2016

Prevention is the best medicine!

I wanted to share with you a simple syrup that you can make, and take it daily to support immunity.  Because honestly it’s much easier to prevent than have to fight an infection!

Elderberry  >>>   Botanical name: Sambucus Canadensis

This Elderberry Syrup is a must have in a mommas aresenal to treat her babies! It’s so simple to make, tastes really good, and can boost immunity to prevent and shorten illness time!!


What are Elderberries?

Elderberries are small berries.  They are a very good source of fiber vitamin A, and have infection-fighting vitamin C with 87 percent – reportedly more than any other plant besides black currants and rosehips. They also contain potassium, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, and betacarotene.

What does the Science say about Elderberry?

Here are 3 scientific papers showing the power of Elderberries to fight the flu, reducing the duration of the flu, and increasing immunity in the body.

” shown to be effective in vitro against 10 strains of influenza virus. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, Sambucol reduced the duration of flu symptoms to 3-4 days. “

How to make a simple Elderberry Syrup ?

DIY ELDERBERRY SYRUP easy recip to boost immunity, treat flu, prevent illness

2/3 cup dried organic Elderberries >> found here!

3 1/2 cups water

1 cup honey

1 tsp cinnamon

> Combine Elderberries, water and cinnamon in  saucepan and bring to a boil.

> After mixture is boiling, place on simmer and let the liquid reduce to almost half.

> Strain the liquid using a strainer. (compost or throw away berries)

> Once the liquid has cooled, pour into a glass jar (I re-used an Kombucha bottle) and add honey!

> Shake and store in fridge.

*take 1 tbsp each day for immunity support. repeat this 4-5 x in a day if you are feeling sick.

Our family uses Essential Oils also to support our body. We add 5 drops of Thieves and Lemon oil  to our mixture for an increased immune support!

Want to learn more about Essential Oils ? Check here! 

Here’s some more tips to stay in tip top shape:

Vitamin D (get outside every day)  –  Sleep well  –  Drink ALOT of water  –  Eat more fruit than chips :) – and of course oil up





We experienced the inevitable lice outbreak several years ago, and did what most people did…slathered our heads in yucky chemicals.

Now there are several reports that Lice is now resistant to many over the counter medications and chemicals!

However here’s a recent study showing the power of Tea Tree essential oils killing Lice and their eggs!

So we’ve been making our hair spray blend that helps tame the hair while protecting it. Its super easy and simply and a must have for any momma with kids! Because ya’ll, lice picking is no joke and such a pain!!

Hair detangling and Lice prevention spray for back to school with essential oils of Tea Tree Lavender and Rosemary. Non-Toxic

DIY Hair De-tangling and Prevention Spray:

  • Spray Bottle (I used 160z bottle since we have 5 people to spray)
  • Boil Distilled Water and 1/8 Cup of Young Living Lavender Mint Conditioner (or other non-toxic)
  • Let this cool then place in bottle
  • Add 10 drops of each essential oil >> Tea Tree, Lavender, and Rosemary
  • Shake and Spray each day!

Tips to remind kids:

  • don’t share hairbrushes, combs, headbands, hats etc..
  • wash hair well with scrubbing

Have an amazing back to school….bug free!!




Back to School Wellness

by Laura on August 13, 2016

My little big babes are headed back to school in a few weeks! This is always such a bittersweet time. I love having them home during the Summer, especially now with the Miss A being here. She has taught me to savor the little moments, record more memories, and be in the moment with all the kids. But, having the schedule and routine that a school year brings is also a little nice…minus helping with Math homework!

One of the best ways to have an AWESOME school year is to be well!

How we try to do this is:

  1. Go to BED early! Did you know middle school kids need at least 9-11 hrs of sleep!
  2. EAT WELL : we try to to cut back on processed foods and sugar, eat whole foods, organic as much as possible, and gluten free.  The best way to remember this is to shop from the outer edges of the grocery store!
  3.  GET OUTSIDE: natural Vitamin D and exercise does wonders!
  4.  Support your body with supplements and ESSENTIAL OILS! No diet is perfect and everyone needs supplemental nutrition. We have seen the power of Young Living do this for our family!

Here a 2 of our daily essential oil blends we use for our whole family to PROACTIVELY support our immune system, emotions, and focus.  It’s much easier to handle illness quickly if you’ve been supporting it already.

We use this immunity blend religiously daily. Apply to the soles of the feet and spine in the AM & PM. Also diffusing this around the home is perfect to combat anything that may spread!

If there’s a little yuckiness happening I will do my #NipItInTheBud routine : Roll on spine and soles at  the intervals of >>>  15 min -then 30 min -then hourly – then every 2 hours until we are feeling better.  Seriuosly has not failed me. We will also do extra shots of NingaXia Red too!

Back to School wellness with young living, immunity, focus, natural

Our next favorite blend is the FOCUS blend we create. This was first used on Little Man during school and at homework time to help him focus on the work, relax the mind so his thoughts aren’t racing and all over the place. Now I’ve made a little bottle for all of us to have at school in the backpacks and at work.

We roll this on our neck and wrists as needed! Also diffusing this is perfect during homework time!

Back to school focus essential oils blend for kids , concentration, school work help peppermit, vetiver, lavender, cedarwood

I cannot write about wellness without mentioning our NingXia Red. The best antioxidant drink evvaa! One of my favorite resources to learn about this amazing drink is HERE! 

Read more about it on my blog post HERE

NingXia Red Young Living

This red magic juice supports every body system at a cellular level. It helps rid the body of free radicals : basically those free radicals are really bad for body contributing to cancer developing and damage. NingXia Red has been proven to :

  • Increases energy
  • Extremely low glycemic index – 10.57 (grapefruits are
  • 26 and table sugar is 83)
  • Normalizes blood sugar
  • Improves eyesight
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Regenerates the liver,
  • kidneys and spleen
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Repairs DNA
  • Anti-aging – stops the buildup of rancid fats in your tissues
  • Supports weight loss and reduces cravings
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Reduces candida
  • Combats cancer

You see, it’s pretty awesome! We take 1-2 oz daily each morning. I like it straight up. Miss A like it with a splash of water. It also tastes soo yummy with cranberry juice and a drop of orange or lemon oil!

I sooo hope you’ve gotten some tips to equip your family for the school year!!

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How to reorder with Young Living

by Laura July 24, 2016

Oh man, you have fallen in love with your Starter Kit, you’ve made some awesome diffuser blends, whipped up some recipes, or your ready to ditch and switch some products out of your home,  but you need help on re-ordering! Here’s a simple step by step process to order your Young Living oils and products […]

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DIY Essential Oil infused Body Scrub for Summer

by Laura July 18, 2016

I’m completely in love and obsessed with this DIY Sugar scrub recipe that’s infused with amazing citrus oils! The perfect exfoliating and detoxing blend for the summer. My sister made me this blend, and I had to re-create because I ran out and I couldn’t wait to share it! Why would you love a sugar […]

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Mother’s Day Essential Oil Gift Basket

by Laura May 4, 2016

I was given the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and I immediately thought that a wonderful Mother’s Day gift basket would be perfect! This would easily make a great Birthday gift, Baby Shower/New mommy gift etc… This was definatley easy and will be a low cost – high impact way to show that […]

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5 Steps to the MOST Radiant skin ever : Beauty School with Young Living

by Laura March 26, 2016

We’re going to having a fun class soon thats all about Young Living beauty school! I’ve fallen in love with this regimen. Now that I’m in my 30’s I feel a little more inlcined to baby this face a little. I’ve only just consistently statred to incorporate these products. I’ve seen a huge change in […]

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March Madness Oily Style

by Laura March 18, 2016

I love the end of March! Round the clock basketball games, amazing upsets, and inspiring stories are told! I’m adding a little oily flair to some of this excitement. Essential Oils have transformed our families wellness in many areas of our lives. We have a much better immune system (Not 1 sick visit this year!!) […]

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Healthy Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

by Laura February 28, 2016

Way back in our Amarillo days, we lived just blocks away from this little whole in the wall food joint. It was literally a 10X10 square shack that had the BEST Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. Absolutely full of fat and calories, but the kind that you think is so worth it you know. It’s been 7 […]

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