I wish I was the mama that loved to whip up Pinterest recipes, cook three meals a day from scratch, and of course they would all melt pounds off of my body!

After having the Trim Healthy Mama book for over a year (eeek!), I finally sat down to read it, and discovered the most sensible way to eat!

If you have no idea what THM is, stalk this Facebook group and grab this book….bless you.

Now to a favorite, easy meal that is healthy, has no gluten , and no sugar, and is easy…easy!

Burger Bacon Bites + my Favorite Salad + Tzatziki sauce & cucumbers

       THM Bacon Cheeseburger BItes + my favorite salad + tzatziki sauce and cucumbers , trim healthy mama S Dinner, lunch meal

1.Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

  • bacon – cooked in the skillet, and remove – save a little bacon grease to cook your sliders in
  • pre-made beef sliders- seasoned with garlic salt + pepper – cooked in skillet
  • assemble sliders with cheddar cheese + bacon + my favorite salad on top

2. My Favorite Salad

  • baby spinach – 1 package pre-washed from Trader Joe’s
  • avocado oil – drizzle over spinach
  • nutritional yeast – 2 tbsp
  • garlic salt – season to taste
  • red pepper flakes –  season to taste
  • and/or Trader Joes Everything seasoning is AMAZING
  • PUT ALL ingredients in a bowl – use hands to work the oil and seasoning into the spinach and that’s it!!

BONUS TIP: I put this exact mix on kale – put in the dehydrator to make the best Kale chips!!


3. Tzatziki sauce + cucumbers

  • Greek Yogurt 0% Fat – 1/2 cup
  • Dill – 1 tbsp chopped
  • Lemon vitality essential oil – 3 drops  (or half of a lemon juiced)
  • Garlic Salt – season to taste
  • MIX all that together well and chill in fridge while you chop cucumbers
  • I LOVE those mini cucumbers – chop thick and sprinkle a little pink Himalayan salt


DUNZO! The whole family loved this meal! Add Sweet potatoe fries for the kids!


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In the past 2 weeks I’ve had 4 different people ask me about getting rid of cigarette smoke smell! There’s a way to do it with out funky chemicals, and not just covering up the smell….actually getting rid of it?? 


AND all of these tips work just as well with any funky smell, stinky children, clothes, rooms, your kitchen after cooking…you get it!

?Hotel rooms : I ALWAYS travel with a diffuser, put in 6 drops of Purification as soon as you get into room, and I turn on the A/C to help circulate the stagnant air.  We run our diffuser as often as possible when we are in the hotel room. Especially if we leave the room, I’ll run it. Purify the air?? and I always have a mini Thieves spray with me…I may freakishly spray down the linens and floor! Anyone else get grossed out by hotel carpet! LOL


?New homes/Rentals :
>> DIFFUSE Purification Non-Stop for at least 2-3 days in the rooms you need purified. Think of “bombing” the room without chemicals. Running multiple diffusers at once is best.

>> Wash walls/ceiling with UN-Diluted Thieves Cleaner. Spray spray scrub scrub. A sponge mop on along handle is great to use for high walls and ceilings.

>> Shampoo carpets with 1/4 cup  Thieves Household Cleaner in machine.

>Mop floors with 1/4 cup Thieves Household Cleaner per gallon of water.


> Have Air Ducts cleaned out by a company that specializes in this! (which may be not possible in rentals) This helped us ALOT when we moved into ourlast fixer upper! Change out all of our air vent filters often. You can also  add 3-4 drops of Purification onto air filter as well!



There are so so so many uses for oils besides a good smell! It has changed our entire wellness journey for the better!

WHAT are oils- HOW do they work – WHY does everyone need them >> LEARN HERE


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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 Vitality and Lemon Vitality 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




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

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

However here’s a recent study showing the power of Tea Tree essential oils !

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, hair bug 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 ( chemical free)
  • 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!!



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Back to School Wellness

by Laura 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 […]

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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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