Friday, November 21, 2014

PTSD Blend - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

My husband served in the Navy during the first Gulf War.  So many of our service men  & women have paid a high cost while serving our country. 

My husband was recently diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome...which is not the same as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but is still a price that was paid while in the service.  While the two differ from one another, we have a great deal of respect for all of our military servicemen and anything that I can pass along to help one will be shared.  There is something about being able to give back to those who have been willing to sign their lives away for our freedoms.  (It's the very least I can do.)


Giveaways Ending Soon

I have been out of the giveaway scene since this time last year.  Pregnancy and a new baby will do that to you.

My apologies.  It's about time that I shared some great giveaways with you. 

Here we GO!

1)  The most beautiful WOK ever created by Le Creuset, enter to win today! US only, MSRP: $280 Click HERE to enter.

2) Win one of eight personalized Peppa Pig Book adventures! Click HERE to enter.

3) Firefly Clue and Yahtzee Board Game.  Click HERE to enter.

4) Plan Toys Sink & Fridge Set Kitchen Set.  Click HERE to enter.

5) $250 Cariloha Bamboo Fit Gift Certificate.  Click HERE to enter.

6)  Heat Storm Mojave Heater . Click HERE to enter.

7) $100 Bump Boxes Gift Certificate. Click HERE to enter.

8) Choice of a wall-mount or handheld Aroma Sense Vitamin C Shower Head. Cllick HERE to enter.

9) Win an iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi, valued at $399.  Click HERE to enter.

10) win an Aden + Anais Adult Bamboo Daydream Blanket in Latticework (ARV $170) from Rock Pretty! Click HERE to enter.

11) Coach Handbag – Winner’s Choice . Click HERE to enter.

12) Nexia Smart Home System. Click HERE to enter.

13) Barbar Ionic Professional Hair Dryer $150 Value. Click HERE to enter.

14) Win a fabulous Tart Cherry Prize Pack ($550 ARV).  Click HERE to enter.

15) Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card.  Click HERE to enter.

16) Win a Barbie bike and $100 Toys R Us Gift Card! (2 winners).  Click HERE to enter.

17) Win a $500 Walmart Gift Card! Click HERE to enter.

18) Win a $75 Kmart Gift Card.  Click HERE to enter.

19) Acer C720 Chromebook Giveaway  to enter.
20)  Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  to enter.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Wednesday - Really!

It may be overcast and very grey outside this morning.  However, this morning has been one very nice one I must say.

My son woke me up bright and early at 6AM, had a bottle and went right back to sleep. I love it when this happens!
My girls got up and ready for school without any fighting!!!  That is a miracle in and of itself...the fighting part.
My husband was sent off to work with a kiss and a smile.  (Nothing new there.)
With everyone off to do their daily "doings", I made a pot of Vanilla Biscotti coffee and settled down at my laptop to join a Twitter Party. (I love Twitter just have to keep up.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Magic Arrives March 2015

I have one little girl in our household that just can't wait until March comes. 


The magic of Disney is coming once again!  This time one of our absolute favorite movies is being brought to life...

Which one? 


We just watched the official trailer and the little girl inside of me just might be just as excited as my daughter is.

Tonight is just the beginning of a very long waiting process in a 10-year-old's eyes.  How will I be able to handle the constant questions?
"How many more days?"
"Are we going?"
"When do we get to go see Cinderella?
"Do you have our movie tickets yet?"
"Is it EVER going to be March?!"
Hopefully March will come swiftly enough that I don't go completely out of my mind.  I'm going to be dreaming of glass slippers for weeks.  I mean, SHE's going to be dreaming about glass slippers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Teething & Flu...Oh My!

Last week was a real drainer.  There's nothing like  a 7 month old teething and two little girls with the flu bug to get a week started.

It started with my little James and his teething.  I'm convinced that teething is parental  abuse.  It's horrible for the baby and I hate that they have to go through it, but it's also a terrible time for the parents.

Sunday it all started at around 9:00pm with a fever of 100.3F.  Fortunately I had my arsenal ready with Peppermint and Lavender oils.  Peppermint to bring down the fever and lavender to calm some of the pain his poor little gums were experiencing.  It was amazing how quickly the Peppermint worked to start bringing down his fever!  Literally .5-1.0 degree lower within 5-10 minutes! 


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thanksgiving Goodie Ideas ~ We All Need Them

Before I know it, Thanksgiving is going to be crashing through my door wanting to know where to land.  This is my way of being prepared and having plenty to occupy my kiddles as the holiday approaches.

In my search for all things Thanksgiving, I have come across some great blog sites.  Because I'm so nice, and I know that there are other mommies out there looking for activities and recipes too, I'm going to share them with you.  

Tummy Troubles Big and Small

James at 7 months

As all of us moms know, tummy trouble does not hit at the best of times.  It tends to rise up in the middle of making dinner, sleeping or while we're out and about.  Neither do they only attack the young, but us more matured as well.

This is my little James.  At 7 months old I have had countless battles with tummy trouble since the day he was born.  All of my children have had tummy troubles as babies, my oldest Grace and youngest James had it the worst.  They couldn't tolerate my milk...which is so frustrating as a new mommy.  Our milk is supposed to be the best thing for them and yet mine caused so much pain.  Was I watching what I ate?  Absolutely.  I was ridiculously careful about what I ate.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Spotlight: Lavender Essential Oil

Let me just begin by saying that I absolutely love Lavender Essential Oil.  It has literally changed my daily life. 

When we moved from Southern California to Reno, Nevada, I did not know that my sinuses were going to be under attack just about every single day from Spring through Fall.  The state flower happens to be Sagebrush...which I have learned I am allergic to.  It has given me sinus headaches, sinus infections and kept my immune system on high alert for the past 5 years. According to my husband, apparently I have worn a sad, sour face because of it.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

HURRY! Items Available While Supplies Last & November Product Of The Month

Place an order anytime during the month of November and receive a 10% discount on doTERRA's PB Assist+.  PB Assist+ is doTERRA's Probiotic Defense Formula designed to support healthy digestive functions and immunities and is safe for use by all members of your family.  Click HERE for a complete product summary. PB Assist+ can be used on it's own but is also recommended as a follow-up to using GX Assist. (GX Assist for 10 days (three capsules per day with meals) followed by PB Assist+ for ten days (three capsules), then PB Assist+ (one capsule per day) after that.)

 November's Product of The Month


DigestZen is November's product of the month!  Register with doTERRA and place a Loyalty Rewards Product order before November 15th to get this amazing oil blend for FREE!  I'm personally ecstatic about getting this oil blend for free this month.  My family loves using the DigestZen essential oil blend and we do use it all the time.  It has helped my husband offset the digestive effects he has from Gulf War Syndrome and it helps relieve tummy upsets in my children within minutes.  Basically, if there is anything wrong in the "gut" region, it's helped us.

I personally love it because it has changed my nights with my 7 month old son.  He has always had terrible tummy pains after feeding.  Diluting one drop of DigestZen with a carrier oil, such as olive oil or fractionated coconut oil, and massaging it on his tummy brings relief in less than 4 minutes!  I LOVE IT!  Click HERE for a complete product summary.