12/23/15

23rd Day of Christmas Challenge: Family Time

I skipped a few days of the Christmas challenge. Kids are out of school and this wise mom has had fun spending time with them. We have been gleaning the wisdom of Yoda in a 4 day Star Wars marathon, eating horribly, and enjoying warmer than normal weather. Sometimes, you just have to recharge!

MATTHEW 2:1

There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.

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Today's challenge is do something fun with the family or if that is not possible with a friend.

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12/18/15

18th Day of Christmas Challenge...Make Christ Your Guiding Star

I live in the country, so every night, I can see stars, hundreds of them. The thing I love about stars is that they are constant. I can see them at my house. I can see them when I am out of town. I can see them and know that those I love are seeing them as well. There is never any doubt in my mind that we have a Creator who loves us. He paints me sunrises in the morning and sunsets at night. He organizes thunder storms and glorious sunny days. He sends storms to remind me He is there and calm days for relief from the torment. Weather and sunrises come and go. But some things remain constant. One is the stars. It is no surprise to me that one symbol of the Christ Child is a star. Constant and true to His word.

MATTHEW 2:9-10

When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
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Christ is my guiding star. My constant during times of trial and times of good. Today's challenge: Think of 5 ways that Jesus Christ is a constant in your life. Maybe 5 times when life was crazy for you, but His love did not leave.

I will start: wherever I go, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is there. His Church. His constant light in the darkness.  This means everything to me right now as we are looking for a place to move. If there is a Ward and a Stake and a Temple, then my Constant is there.

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12/17/15

17th Day of Christmas Challenge...Sing a Happy Song



LUKE 2:13-14

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

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I feel like praising God and singing everyday! He is Glorious. Today's challenge: choose a song that uplifts you. Add it to you playlist on your phone or memorize it so when you feel down, you can hum it or listen to it, or sing out loud to uplift and chase the gloom away.
My song: Blanca's Who I am. Give it a listen when you are feeling down.

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12/16/15

Make Your Own Scented Pine Cone Ornaments

We have a family member who is allergic to real pine trees. It is sad, but sooo true. We learned the hard way as we brought home a real pine wreath and set it on the kitchen table. In minutes, he was awake and wheezing. I pulled out my favorite essential oils blend with eucalyptus and cardamom and he inhaled and it eased his breathing amazingly. But out the wreath went....for good.

Luckily for all of us, he does not react the same way to White fir essential oil, so we can still have the beautiful scent for the season. One way is to diffuse it. My favorite blend is called Tannembaum Forrest and is:

3 Drops White Fir
2 drops Grapefruit
1 drop Frankincense

Add water to the fill line of the diffuser, add the oils and turn it on. 

I am in love!!

Another fun way is to scent your own pine cones. You can buy cinnamon pine cones in the store, but I love getting unscented so I can change it up. At times I put white fir, or can do cinnamon or a Christmas blend of all my favorites. 

Just add your oil of choice to the pine cones, a drop or two to each will do you. Place them in a basket like this:

Or tie on strings and make ornaments for the tree:



What is your favorite scent of Christmas?

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16th Day of Christmas Challenge...STOP IT!

Yesterday's challenge involved acknowledging our fears. It was all about recognizing how often we have dis-empowering thoughts that keep us from becoming all we can be. We have the ability within us to become amazing. I know a lot of people who already are. We become our thoughts for thoughts are things. One of my fears is progression. It is easy to live the way that is familiar. Taking a leap of faith is scary. But there is no need to fear. Because of Him!

LUKE 2:10

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

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I love also the scripture in Isaiah 53:4 which says: "Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows."  I believe he has also felt our fears and what is more, He has seen a vision of what we have the power to become. He believes in me even when I do not. So today's challenge is that when you notice your fears and doubts pop up, say the words out loud: STOP IT! And if you need a little reminder at times, add "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

How many times did you find yourself doing this today?

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12/15/15

15th Day of Christmas Challenge....Acknowledge Your Fears

Why were the shepherds afraid when they saw an angel of the Lord appear? I guess I would be pretty unnerved by such an event as it is not common. 3 months ago, I had an uncommon experience. It was not an angel, just a feeling. A thought mixed with a feeling. I followed that thought, even though it seemed a bit crazy. Sometimes following your heart is hard to do, especially with the world shouting practical advice at you. But life is so much better when you follow the impressions of the spirit. But I admit, often times it causes me to be "sore afraid."

LUKE 2:9

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
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Today's challenge: Acknowledge your fears so you can bring them into light. This also includes doubts and worries. One idea is to wear a rubber band or bracelet on your wrist. Each time you notice a worry, concern, or fear creep up, move the band to the other wrist. Note how often you worry. Don't try and change it, but admit just as the Shepherds did that you fear. Bring how often it happens to light!


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December Class Schedule!

(Check back often for updates)

Intro to oils
Dec 14, 1 pm
M Salon
3409 S Broadway, Edmond, OK


Did you miss the make and take workshop this month? I still have supplies left. If you are interested, email me and tell me when you would like to come by and make yours! I would be happy to make an mail as well.



A list and price of each selection:
  • Gifts of the Magi - $5 using Frankincense and Myrrh
  • Dashing through the Pines - $3 using White Fir, Cypress and Cedarwood
  • Peppermint Stick - $3 using Holiday Blend and Peppermint
  • Merry & Bright - $5 using Protective Blend and Cardamom
  • Warm Winter Chai - $3 using Ginger, Clove, Cardamom, Black Pepper and Cinnamon
  • Carols by the Fire - $5 using Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Myrrh and Cypress
  • Gingerbread Cookies - $3 using Ginger, Clove and Cinnamon
  • Tannenbaum Forest - $3 using White Fir, Grapefruit and Frankincense
  • Christmas Potpourri - $3 using Cinnamon, White Fir, Clove Rosemary and Wild Orange
  • Spiced Hot Cider - $3 using Cinnamon, Wild Orange and Clove
  • Holy Nativity - $3 using Holiday Blend and Cassia
  • Vanilla Spice - $3 using Invigorating Blend and Cinnamon
If none of these work for you, contact me for a one on one that will include a wellness consult and a compass scan and a free oil sample. We will look at oils and application methods just for you.




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12/14/15

14th Day of Christmas Challenge...Find Someone to Serve Today

I used to have a flock. A flock of chicken, though, not sheep. And once in awhile we threw in a few turkeys as well. One morning, I saw that our turkey, who thought he was a goat, was in the neighbor's yard. I was in a hurry to get someplace very important and couldn't take the time to go shoo him back to our yard. I figured I would take care of it when I got back. When I returned, I remembered about our goat turkey and ran up and down the fence line searching for him. No sign of the bird, so I timidly went into the neighbor's back yard. They have a large dog and I am not a fan. He is actually a nice for a dog and probably was very happy that the goat-turkey came to play. All fun and games in fact until the turkey died. And that is how I found him. Dead, dead, dead. Broken neck.

LUKE 2:8

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
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True shepherds love their sheep. The loss of even one lamb is devastating to them. For me, I just went to the store and bought my turkey for Thanksgiving that year. No problem. But not so for shepherds. The Savior of the world says we are His sheep and he will look after us. Every one is important to Him. None of us are replicable and He died for all of us. How can we best serve Him? By keeping watch over His sheep. We can look out for one another.

Today's challenge: Be a shepherd. Look for the opportunity to serve someone else and do it. Love to hear what opportunities were put in your path today!

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12/13/15

13th Day of Christmas Challenge...Go and Worship

What lengths do you go to in order to worship Him? Attending church weekly is one way. I have friends who travel nearly 45 minutes to get to church each week. I admire how they come to worship Him. There is great power that comes when we gather together in His name.

I know a lot of people who say we do not need to go to a church to worship. That is for sure true. I know that I can sing, pray and adore anywhere. But there is one thing that I can not do. The most important thing I do all week. That is partake of the Sacrament which is prepared, blessed and passed by the young men of the Priesthood. It is my time to truly repent and be forgiven. My time to fill my cup and renew my spirit. I come from the west to my star, which happens to be in my east and hungrily partake of the sacrament each week.

MATTHEW 2:2

We have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
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It is Sunday! Today's challenge: Get yourself to church. Partake of the sacrament to renew your covenants with Him. During the sacrament, truly focus on worshipping the Lord rather than being distracted by thoughts and worries and cares and troubles. Set those aside for 10 minutes and think of He who was born, died, and resurrected and what this means to you personally. Ahh, can't wait!


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12/12/15

12th Day of Christmas Challenge...Do Not Complain

Mary gave birth to the Savior in a stable! What an act of sacrifice, of real, true pure love. How best can we honor the Mother of the Son of God? By showing love as she did. She actually bore love that night in a humble stable. For God is love.

With the modern conveniences we have today and with the hope we have through the Son of God, do we really have a need to complain? No life is not perfect. Sometimes it is just plain hard. But it is made all the harder or easier to bear by our attitude.

LUKE 2:6

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
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Mary bore the Son of God in filthy, degrading circumstances. But did it nonetheless. And glory be to God for it. Can we praise god in the very act of our own degrading circumstances?

I love this quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland:
“No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won’t make it worse."  Can I get an AMEN?

Today's Challenge: Do not complain. Not about anything. See how beautiful your day is when you live in gratitude instead of complaint.

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12/11/15

11th Day of Christmas Challenge...Make Room for Him

How do we make room for Him?  I love research. Love it! As long as I am researching something that interests me. Travel, people, places, and health are subjects that I devour. I can get lost on the web for hours and not even know I have been gone, learning all I can about a topic. Lately, I am obsessed with Zillow. You can see so many houses and pictures and reviews for schools. I am embarrassed to admit how many hours I have spent learning about homes, places and schools in South Florida. But I love it. The problem is not what I have been researching, but the fact that it has consumed me to the point where I look up homes first thing in the morning, instead of reading my scriptures and praying.  In essence, I have not been making room for Him.

LUKE 2:7

There was no room for them in the inn.

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Today's Challenge: Make room for the Savior in your life by putting scriptures and prayers first every day. If that is not possible, set a time that works for you. Am I the only one who needs this??

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12/10/15

10th Day of Christmas Challenge...Behold Thy Mother!

Tomorrow is my Son's birthday. He will be 14. I remember well being great with child and can not even comprehend being on a donkey while doing it. I have actually been great with child 3 times in the month of December and all three times, I took time to reflect and was sore amazed at what the Mother of the Son of God went through to bring him into the world.

LUKE 2:4-5

And Joseph also went up from Galilee...unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem…to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
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There is actually no easy time to be pregnant. No convenient time to clean up vomit. No welcome time to be sleep deprived. No rejoicing at waiting up for curfew...or bailing a kid out of jail (not that my parent ever had to do that) But moms do it.  And we may not all be mom's ourselves, but guess what, every one of us has a mom. Some have gone on. Some of us are blessed to still have parents here on this earth with us. When was the last time you expressed gratitude for them?
Today's challenge: Write a note or call mom or dad, or send your thanks heavenward for the blessing they are. Extra credit if you do it for mother-in-law!

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12/9/15

The 9th Day of Christmas Challenge....Trust

We sold our house today. Yea! And boo. We like our home. We put it on the market a couple of months ago by inspiration. Now, we are looking at each other thinking, "why did we do this again?" But I quickly think back to the thoughts and feelings I have had the past few months. The gentle urges that change is upon us. Oh how I wish I knew what that change was. I feel a little lost. I am lying, I feel completely lost. I am wandering. Waiting, watching the story of my life unfold. It is thrilling and scary. I feel like a wanderer in my own land....

LUKE 2:3

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
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But still, I trust. That is today's challenge: Simply to trust He who created this earth. He who created me. The Father who loves me enough to send His only begotten Son to die for me surely loves me enough to direct my next step. So, I wait and I trust.

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12/8/15

8th Day of Christmas Challenge...Obey all Laws.

I have to appear in court today. I got a speeding ticket, which puts me in good company in this town. I could have plead guilty last month and been done, but I have reasonable doubt that I was, in fact, speeding. I am not 100 percent positive that I wasn't, mind you. I have certainly broken that law before. But when she pulled me over, I was truly baffled as to why. There were many cars on the road at the time, she was 1/2 a mile away from me, and it was pitch black. So, yeah, I have reasonable doubt. Hopefully the judge will too.

Rules! Some people just hate them. I know my kids do at times. I know there are rules I hate too. But laws and commandments exist for our safety, our benefit. We may not agree with them all, but God's will is that we honor Him and that we honor the laws of the land as well. It was this law that had Joseph and Mary traveling while she was "great with child:"

LUKE 2:1

There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
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It probably seemed silly and, well taxing, to make such a journey each year. But it was the law of the land and the people obeyed.

So, today's challenge: Obey all local laws, go the speed limit, and if you do not like a law, take a stand and see what you can do to have it changed. Be a positive voice for your community.

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12/7/15

7th Day of Christmas Challenge...Schedule time for Joy!

What have you done recently that caused you to leap? Good news? A first kiss?
For me, a good night's sleep and a clean house usually put a spring in my step. But that is about as close as I come to leaping.

LUKE 1:41-42

When Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb.
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The Lord wants us to find joy. To be happy. Today, schedule a time just for you, to do something you love. Take yourself to a movie, watch a full hour of TV, go for a walk or read a magazine. Sit on the beach and watch the water, listen to music, take a bath, get a manicure. As for me, I got a gift certificate for a massage a year ago. A Full Year ago! Today, I am calling to make an appointment. Time for joy.
Let me know what you schedule this week.

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Warm Winter Chai

I love comforting warm drinks in the winter.  Especially ones that warm from the inside out. Those that when you sip it, it is like being wrapped in a warm blanket. This warm drink does just that!  Chai is a mix of Indian spices that soothe the tummy and support digestion. Several of them open the sinuses too, so you have a "win win" in the middle of "win winter."  And let me tell you, this stuff makes your tummy smile while it goes down. Feel free to omit any of the oils if they turn you off. You could add black tea as well, for more traditional, but I prefer it with just milk or almond milk. Oh and a splash of cream never hurt anyone! Neither does an extra drop of cinnamon!

***Note, this recipe makes a very strong drink. You can dip a toothpick in the bottle and swirl it in your milk for a milder taste, or follow recipe number 2.

Recipe #1




To make this super simple, make your own chai blend to drink or diffuse.

Recipe #2



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12/6/15

The Sixth Day of Christmas Challenge...Meditate

I used to be afraid of meditation. I thought it would make me turn into a Buddist or something. True story. But as an adult, and especially in the past few years, I have come to love quiet time. Maybe some need to use the word ponder instead, but it is all semantics. Many great people have had clarity come to them concerning their mission here on earth as a result of "thinking on these things" or pondering it in their hearts." Joseph "thought on these things" when Mary confided what she had witnessed. As a result, an angel appeared to him to bring him comfort and truth.


MATTHEW 1:20-21

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream.
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What can we accomplish if we spend time pondering. Probably an angel will not appear, but who am I to say for sure. But what will happen if the meditation is done sincerely, often and with real intent is that thoughts come to mind. Feelings of which way to go burn within. Clarity forms.

Recently, Larry Lawrence  of the Quorum of the Seventy gave a challenge to members of the church to kneel and ask, what lack I yet? I would give this challenge again today, kneel and ask the Lord, what lack I yet or what can I give this Christmas? What can I do to please my Savior who gave all for me? Ask and then "think on these things."

I did it. And I will share my answer.
"Slow down, observe and serve."
I pondered that answer as well and feel it is important to look at people around me. Really look and see how I might lighten someone's burden. It is hard for me, because I am usually in a hurry (Which makes meditation a challenge!) I recognize that "hurry" is all about me. The Lord has whispered to me to make it about them. Humbling, but beautiful.

Would love you to share your thoughts if you are so inspired.


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12/5/15

Holiday Diffuser Recipies

Fall is here and I am seriously loving the smell! I have another idea for a great holiday gift for you or for a friend. It is so inexpensive, so happy and so simple. Just mix essential oils in a spray bottle and spray furniture and surfaces, or use as an air purifier or linen spray. It can even be used as a or body spray.

I got these recipes from the "eotools" 12 sprays of Christmas class. I love the way the essential oil world is so generous with their recipes. So I want to share their beautiful work with my readers as well. Because they are not my recipes, I will share the oils, but not their exact measurements. You can find those on their website.  My favorite is Peppermint Stick.


Add the drops to a 2 oz spray bottle, add 1 T of rubbing alcohol and fill the rest of the way with water.

Alternately, add the drops called for to a diffuser and enjoy intermittent smell all day.

Here are 12 wonderful smells of Christmas: 



  • Gifts of the Magi - Frankincense and Myrrh
  • Dashing through the Pines - White Fir, Cypress and Cedarwood
  • Peppermint Stick - Holiday Blend and Peppermint
  • Merry & Bright - Protective Blend and Cardamom
  • Warm Winter Chai - Ginger, Clove, Cardamom, Black Pepper and Cinnamon
  • Carols by the Fire - Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Myrrh and Cypress
  • Gingerbread Cookies - Ginger, Clove and Cinnamon
  • Tannenbaum Forest -White Fir, Grapefruit and Frankincense
  • Christmas Potpourri - Cinnamon, White Fir, Clove Rosemary and Wild Orange
  • Spiced Hot Cider -  Cinnamon, Wild Orange and Clove
  • Holy Nativity -  Holiday Blend and Cassia
  • Vanilla Spice - Invigorating Blend and Cinnamon
**Some of these recipes call for blends. Each essential oils producer has their own trademarked blend names. Here is a key to identifying the correct one:
Protective blend will have some of the following: clove, cinnamon, orange, lemon, eucalyptus or rosemary 
Invigorating blend is a blend of citrus and vanilla
Holiday blend could include clove, cinnamon, orange, nutmeg, and a fir type of tree

More than just a wonderful smell! Here are some emotions addressed by aromatic use of these oils:




Cinnamon helps you to be more receptive.
Cassia helps you feel bold...my kind of liquid courage!
Frankincense is uplifting in general and sometimes, I can't get enough of it. It help you feel unified as well.
Myrrh helps you feel nurtured.
Citrus oils help you feel abundant and happy.
Clove brings the feeling that you are supported.
Use White Fir if you feel blocked. 
Use Cypress when you feel stalled. 

To get emotional benefits of these oils, spray pillow, body, or air or use in a diffuser and inhale with positive affirmations. Do as often as needed to feel better. My favorite way to use essential oils! 


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The Fifth Day of Christmas Challenge... Accept Your Divinity

Do you ever stop to really think of who Jesus is? The Son of the Highest! A king! I think we do that often. It is easy to see the miracle that Jesus performed and know that he is Glorious. In some small way, we recognize too, the power of the atonement. There is no other who could atone for the sins of the world. He is God, the Mighty King, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace.


LUKE 1:32

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David.
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But, do you ever stop and think that you are also created of the Father? That all He has can be yours as well?  It is common to gain a testimony of the divinity of Christ, but do you have a testimony of the divinity of you? Do you know what you are capable of? What you can do to fill the measure of YOUR creation. It is true that we are not literal sons and daughters of God, but He is the creator of our spirits, he is My Father and Yours. That makes me the daughter of a King. That makes me pretty special.

Today's challenge: Look in the mirror and tell the person staring back that you are divine, the son or daughter of God. That you are powerful and can be a co-creator of your own life. Tell that person in the mirror that you love them. This is hard for some people. If you want to take the challenge further, do it every night before bed and see how much you come to love and accept your divine nature.

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12/4/15

The Fourth Day of Christmas Challenge...Reflect

A few weeks ago, we had the honor to witness the baptism of my father-in-law. It was a spirit filled occasion. I met my husband, Rocky nearly 19 years ago and on our first date, he told me of his vision of his dad in white, in the font with him. Many prayers were said, and in truth, many forgotten in what seemed at the time hopeless. But our vision is not the same as God's. Our time is not the same as God's. Our knowledge is incomparable to His. And Rocky's dad was in the constant care of His loving Father all these years. Finally, his time came. His conversion and commitment and now joy! It was so thrilling to be a part of this journey. It taught me that it is NEVER too late. That we are NEVER forgotten by the Lord. The Lord has need of all of us. Some to teach, some to lead, some to follow, and one, who bore the Son of God!

LUKE 1:31-33

And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

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Today's challenge: Write down evidence in your life that the Lord has need of you. That He has never left. It may surprise you to note how many times He has been there at your side, you just didn't see it at the time. Feel free to share here if you feel so inspired.

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Bath Salt Ornaments

When I was a kid, the smell of Christmas was buttery pound cake with cherry frosting, peanut clusters, and of course browned butter toffee. Makes my mouth water just thinking of it! Funny how as an adult, I do not make any of those things. But I still love scents. Essential oils are my new scents of Christmas as I make gift after gift with them. Giving is better than stuffing your face with sugar anyway, don't you think...maybe?

Here is a super simple gift idea that is easy to make and soooo cheap! I mean cheap cheap cheap. So if you have 5 kids in 3 different schools with 20 teachers total, no one gets left out. In fact, you can give one to everyone you know...that is how cheap this is! But what counts here is the love, right?

Of course you can use any container you want for this. I like the idea of the ornament because well, Ornament= Christmas....you get it.


I made this batch with Lavender because I had some dried flowers to add which is a pretty addition. Not necessary however. You could also color it if you wish, but I like things in a more natural state myself. 

Lavender- Vanilla Bath Salts

1 cup Epsom salt
5 drops lavender essential oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 
1 t dried lavender buds (optional)

Add them to a bowl and mix well. Pour into the ornaments. I used ones from Oriental Trading company. 


***These smell lovely, but made all the lovelier by a pure, therapeutic essential oil. True lavender can calm nerves, promote healthy sleep and help you speak your truth. I can recommend the best. Email me for my suggestions and how to get them. 



Other ideas:
Citrus oil with orange or lemon zest added. 
Peppermint with crushed peppermint leaves
Best idea: Orange mixed with peppermint!!!
Frankincense and myrrh
Cinnamon with chopped cinnamon sticks
White fir with pine needles

Merry Christmas. May your season be aromatic and bright!

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12/3/15

The Third Day Of Christmas Challenge...Finding Favour with God

What do we do each day to find favor with God? I like to live my life in such a way that God is always pleased with me. In fact, I often think about how my actions will make my Heavenly Father feel about me. I know that no matter what I do, He will love me. Just like I still love my stubborn, mouthy teenage sons.

LUKE 1:26-30

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
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There is a scripture that says without charity, we are nothing! So, one way that I find favor with God is by showing charity to others. I had an opportunity to serve some strangers today. It involved an empty gas tank and a long, long walk. Well, it would have been a long walk for them if I had not chosen to help. It was a little act on my part, and changed the whole day for 2 painters across the street.

Today's challenge: Find someone to serve. Do a good deed for someone with no thought or need of reward. Opportunities are everywhere if you just look.

If you wish, please share what you did to help someone in need today.

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12/2/15

The Second Day of Christmas Challenge...We Need a Savior!

Why do we need a Savior? What would your life be like without one?


LUKE 1:26-27

The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

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Last night, our family had a wonderful time sharing why it is important to us to have a Savior. Here was the phrase that each of us finished.

Jesus was born so I....

Could be born. (Jack, 5)
Can be relieved. (Rocky, dad)
Could repent and not have it in you forever.  (Cayden, 9)
Can repent, PS and have a mansion! (Julia, 8)
Could be forgiven of my sins and live with Him and Heavenly Father again. (Jarom, 13)
Can Inherit the Kingdom of God (Jeffrey, 16)

And mine....


I am humbled to know that because of my savior, I can repent, and let go of it all! Can you imagine if every pain, every sin, every fight was with you still? What a horrid, awful life that would be. No, our loving Father sent His son to experience our pain and sorrow so we can let it go through repentance and forgiveness. I can let it go, and the wonderful news is, He does too!


Today's challenge:  Finish the Sentence for yourself. Post you answer or picture below or on your social media! You can also print this one.   Please share why you need a Savior!

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12/1/15

First day of Christmas Challenge... So Much to be Thankful For.

I am filled with gratitude for my many blessings. As I think of them, list them, count them, I find that I am surprised at what the Lord has done in my life. If we really take the time we will find Him everywhere! I love the holiday season and look forward to making it all about Him, today and everyday. My lamp is full of the love of my Savior! Unto me this Child was born! He came to earth and ooooh, what it means for me and for you!



Matthew 1:18, Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise...


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You can learn more at christmas.mormon.org.

Today's challenge: Note your age...may be scary I know...and write down the same number of things you are thankful for. I am 41...I better get writing!

1. Glad to be alive after a harrowing drive through the Texas Panhandle in an ice storm.
2. Thankful I have power...not all in my community are so fortunate

Please share some highlights from your list in the comments below.

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