Spin Like a Princess, Mama

I’ll never forget the day I saw two lines & found out I was going to be a Mom. I was happy, I was scared I panicked because all the ‘what ifs’ came flooding in. Would I be good enough? For 9 months I got to know that heartbeat that lived inside of me, for 9 months he felt so safe right there.

Then came the day I saw his beautiful face for the first time and fell so madly in love with this amazing boy. He is full of spunk like his Mama and has so much sweetness, like his Dada. He is a Mamas boy & everyone seems to fall in love with him the moment they meet him.

We are in a challenging stage in life but man is it fun. One moment he is defiant and calling the shots, the next he s singing “Uptown Girl” to me & telling me I am the best Mama in the world. He will forever be the boy that owns my heart. He is the first to call me Mama, how lucky am I?

SIDE NOTE:
After hiring our photographer, I had a few omg “what am I going to wear?” moments – as I tried this outfit on & went to ask Lucas how I looked, Grayson ran up to me smiling and giddy; he hugged me and said “you look so pretty – please never take this off, okay?” he then told me to spin like a princess and held my hand.

That was all the confirmation I needed.

August 2018 Promos

August PROMOS have got me like 😍🙌😍🙌😍 with all the things My family needs! There is something in here for everyone. Accepting the end of summer and heading right on into fall with these oils growing our wellness arsenal. You ready to hear what we are getting for FREE?!

 5 ml Spearmint (ER exclusive):
-spearmint supports your metabolism & is great for digestion
-add a couple drops to your water, tea or Ningxia
-milder than peppermint, great for kids (doesn’t feel as “hot”).
-great for morning sickness for pregnant mommas
-nice to diffuse with citrus oils for a fresh scent

 Ravintsara 5 ml (ER exclusive):
-apply to your chest to breathe easier
-DIY chest rub with a few drops of Ravintsara, Copaiba, Frankincense, and Thieves with some coconut oil and you are ready to go!
-known to be clarifying, stimulating, and purifying
-helps to clear brain fog and strengthen your motivation

 Wintergreen (15 ml):
-good for all things MUSCLE related.
-aromatically, Wintergreen stimulates and increases awareness on all levels of the sensory system.
-stimulating and invigorating when applied after activity

 Aroma Siez (15 ml):
-blend of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, and Cypress -perfect for long car rides or flights – Your legs will thank you.
-soothing and relaxing when applied topically

Bamboo Oil Bar:
-holds your 3 favorite oils
-perfect to put in kitchen with some vitality oils
-keep next to your bed with your favorite nighttime oils

Acceptance: (5ml)
-acceptance stimulates the mind, compelling us to open and accept new things, people, or relationships in life, allowing one to reach a higher potential.
-helps us overcome procrastination and denial
-great when diffused or applied topically over the heart
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300PV =
5-ml Acceptance
Bamboo Oil Bar
15-ml Aroma Siez
15-ml Wintergreen
5-ml Ravintsara
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order

250PV =
15-ml Aroma Siez
15-ml Wintergreen
5-ml Ravintsara
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order

190PV =
15-ml Wintergreen
5-ml Ravintsara
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order

100PV =
5-ml Spearmint w/ qualifying Essential Rewards order only

July 2018 Young Living Promos

Woo-hoo! It’s that time! Let’s talk about the July monthly promos… they are so awesome! It’s all about FREEDOM – inspired but the Young Living Convention theme last month.Spend 100 PV and get:
$15.79 retail value
* 5 ml Lavender Vitality (for those on ER only)

Spend 190 PV and get:
$86.51 retail value
* Get everything above plus
* 5 ml Valor
* LavaDerm Spray (for those on ER only)

Spend 250 PV and get:
$142.43 retail value
* Get everything above plus
* 15 ml Geranium


Spend 300 PV and get:
$207.23 retail value
* Get everything above plus
* 15 ml Aroma Life

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THE SAVINGS
So I want you to pay special attention to this… it’s the best deal to spend at least 100 PV on Essential Rewards each month. Why? Because you get 10-20% back in points AND a free bottle of oil.

That means you get at least 10 ER points back plus Lavender Vitality this month ($15.79 retail) = $25 back to you at LEAST. If you’re earning 20% back that’s $35 back to you for spending 100 PV.

Um, last I checked at Target they didn’t give me $35 back when I spent $100.

Something else I want you to check out… look at that HUGE JUMP in retail value back to you from 100 PV to 190 PV. It goes from $15.79 to $86.51 in free oils.

Add in those ER points and WOW! 10% back would be 19 ER points + $86 in free oils = $105 back for spending $190!

And let’s factor that in at 20% back = $124 back for spending $190!!! MIND BLOWN!

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GET DOUBLE PROMOS
Did you know you can get double promos each month? Yep! Spend 300 PV on ER and get ALL the freebies. Spend another 300 PV on a Quick Order and get all the promos (except the ones that are ER only) and BOOM! Oils for dayyyyyys!

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HOW TO USE THE PROMOS OILS
5 ml Lavender Vitality ER exclusive): Add 2 drops to a veggie capsule before bed to get the best sleep EVER! You can also use it to make Lavender Lemonade – which is delicious! But remember to dip a toothpick in and add to a pitcher of lemonade. 1 drop is even too much.

5 ml Valor: This blend is made with blue spruce, camphor wood, blue tansy, frankincense and geranium. Known as liquid courage, Valor is awesome to help calm nerves and give you an extra confidence boost. So it’s perfect to use before a big project, before you need to speak in front of an audience (or even that person you’ve been putting off talking to), or before a big adventure like going on a big roller coaster. It’s great for kids too.

LavaDerm (ER exclusive): This cooing mist is fantastic for helping you to keep your cool when it’s hot outside. So those long liens at the theme park ain’t got nothing on LavaDerm. It’s like those misters you see at the zoo or theme park that keeps everyone cool. Well, this is the all-natural version of that.

15 ml Geranium: This is a key oil used in many emotional balancing blends like Joy and Harmony. Diffuse it to help uplift and inspire feelings of happiness. Or use topically with reship seed oil to make an all-natural facial serum. I like to call Geranium the poor man’s Rose. It works just the same. 😉

15 ml Aroma Life: This blend is made with cypress, marjoram, ylang yang and helichrysum. WHAT?! Yep! Topically, it’s another blend I love to use in my DIY facial serum. Ylang ylang and helichrysum are fantastic for the skin… especially giving it a youthful appearance. Cypress has a natural firming effect so that’s perfect under the eyes, neck and other areas that need a little lift.

For emotional support, you can wear it over your heart and your wrists to help you feel empowered and push through barriers that hold you back. FREEDOM, baby!

What are you most excited about in this month’s promos?


PHOTO CREDIT: Distillery 9

A few weeks ago, I contacted the company my Dad (& Grandpa) worked for for years … I contacted them to see if I could purchase a new coffee mug with their logo on it.

The faded mug you see in the photo is one of the few things I wanted when he passed. When I use it I feel like we are somehow still sharing moments and having coffee talk. As you can see, the logo is almost gone.

I received a response, one I didn’t expect. One that brought me all the tears – happy and excited, warm-and-fuzzy tears. A box showed up on my doorstep and I immediately saw the “A” – I knew exactly where this box came from.

The CEO of the company took the time to not only send me new mugs but also write me a letter filled with memories of my Dad and Grandpa as well as photos I have never seen! He included thoughts from people in the company that knew them and also sent toys for my kids with the infamous “A” on them. This speaks volumes about the company that my family worked for for years!

A week later, another envelope came in the mail with a copy of their monthly newsletter. In the newsletter was my + their story to honor my Dad and Grandpa. Just in time for the “Minney Open” – which is still a thing!

Today is a great day to have a great day, just like every day!

Happy Birthday Dad – you are missed by so many! I am bringing Grayson for a cupcake after daycare today …. with an Orero on top, just like you would have wanted it. I will be having beer … also just like you would have wanted it!

Rules to Teach your Daughter

Rules to teach your daughter:

1. Make your bed every day, even if it’s right before you get in it.

2. You don’t have to wear underwear… if you’re in an accident they’ll just cut your clothes off anyway.

3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need.

4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash (some) things; but, wash your face, clean your mess, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.

5. If you’re going to curse, be clever. If you’re going to curse in public, know your audience.

6. Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.

7. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

8. 5-second rule. It’s just dirt. There are worse things in a fast food cheeseburger.

9. You are a woman, you do not NEED a man!

10. Happiness is not a permanent state.
Wholeness is. Don’t confuse these.

11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack your bag.

12. Never walk through an alley.

13. Be less sugar, more spice, and only as nice as you’re able to without compromising yourself.

14. Can’t is a cop-out.

15. Hold your heroes to a high standard. Then be your own hero.

16. If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.

17. Never lie to yourself.

18. Your body, your rules.

19. If you have an opinion, you better know why.

20. Practice your passions.

21. Ask for what you want. The worst thing they can say is no.

22. Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work to make them happen.

23. Stay as sweet as you are.

24. Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places.

25. Fall hard and forever in love with nothing but yourself.

26. Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.

27. Reserve “I’m sorry” for when you truly are.

28. Naps are for grown-ups, too.

29. Question everything, except your own intuition.

30. You have enough. You are enough.

31. You are amazing! Don’t let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does….walk away. You deserve better.

32. No matter where you are, you can always come home.

33. Be happy and remember your roots, family is EVERYTHING.

34. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

35. No one will ever love you more than I do.

36. Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you.

37. If in doubt, remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown and own it like a boss!

Remember #7!!!!!!