Monday, July 21, 2014

Cedarwood Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Spark Naturals is introducing a brand new product today!


It is also the Item of The Week at Spark June 21-June 27, which means that with your order of Cedarwood, shipping is only $1.99 in the continental U.S.

Let's talk about Cedarwood.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Make an Entertainment Center From a Desk

I’m not a big fan of those large entertainment centers.

I also don’t like to see a lot of electronics everywhere.

I like a simple country look, my home is on the small size and large pieces of furniture seem to overwhelm the living space. I was looking for something that matched, but I couldn't seem to find what I wanted.

I had a tiny little brainstorm one day.

Why not just make your own from something that you already have?

I had to enlist the help of my husband for this project.

 In fact, my grandmother’s favorite saying fits this situation rather well here. “We killed a bear and Pa shot him.” Pa shot this bear all by himself with me watching.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Asthma, Headaches & More ~ Culprit: Allergies ~ Help with Essential Oils

Today I'm featuring a testimonial from a fellow Essential Oil Advocate concerning the ongoing struggle and help with her son's severe allergies due to an immune disorder. 

It's an amazing testimonial about the benefits of quality Essential Oils.

Her son's journey with his immune disorder and allergy nightmare was one of the first things I read about when I started my journey into the wonderful world of Essential Oils. 

You can read more about Cy's disorder and his journey to better health at these two blogs:

Actively Participate In Your Own Life

Camp Wander

Welcome Sandy Kay Briggs with her story through this journey.

This is a little personal story.  The purpose in sharing is to help you all understand how implementing EOs on a daily basis into our lives gives us the knowledge and experience that we need when a crisis occurs.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Freezing Fresh Tomatoes

Freezing Tomatoes

Canning tomatoes is my preferred way of preserving them, but when time and tomatoes are limited, freezing is the way to go for me.

Also, everyone doesn't have a canner, everyone doesn't prefer canning, and just like to put everything in the freezer.

Whatever the reason, here’s a quick guide to freezing your fresh tomatoes.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fabulous Frankincense! Spark Naturals Item of the Week 7/7-7/13

Exciting News!

Frankincense~ Item of The Week
Spark’s Item of The Week this week is Frankincense.  

That means an incredible deal on this incredible EO!

It has so many benefits. 

This promotion will be available through midnight MDT, July 13th.

Check out the FREE SHIPPING!

Frankincense - boswellia frereana- Oman

Description: Frankincense comes from an oleo gum resin that originates from trees in the Middle Eastern region of the world. It calms and soothes the mind and helps alleviate anxiety.
Properties: Antiseptic, Astringent, Deodorant, Diuretic, Sedative and Vasoconstrictor
Historical Uses: Frankincense are most popular for being given to the baby Jesus. They have been valued for thousands of years and have been used to heal the sick and banish evil spirits.

Personal Testimony

Two years ago, I was taking 100mg of Lyrica and a muscle relaxer EVERY NIGHT to help with the struggles, aches and  pains of Fibromyalgia. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Paleo Butternut Squash and Egg Scramble

They say that “necessity is the mother of invention.”

The necessity in this situation was the rather large bowl of squash that was beginning to pile up on my kitchen table.

Not to mention the constant supply of fresh eggs the girls keep us supplied with. Sometimes they pile up too.

The main necessity was that I was hungry and needed breakfast and...


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Very Berry Banana Grape Smoothie with Ginger Essential Oil

I love it when a smoothie comes together!

Super simple!
Super scrumptious!

If you're not in the mood for a veggie smoothie and just need something sweet and fruity, this is a sure winner!

We have blueberries getting ripe right now in our yard and strawberries are a good bargain in the stores. I forgot to buy strawberry plants so I'm just buying the strawberries from the grocery store. Our locally owned grocery store chain has good fruit. The strawberries are gorgeous right now!

Bananas and grapes are staples in our kitchen so these four just came together in a way that seemed natural.