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Want to learn more about Stress Away? We talked about it when we did the Premium Starter Kit Education! You can click here to learn about this amazing roller!

There are only two differences between the 15ml bottle and the roller bottle. One has a roller (can you guess which one?) and the roller bottle is 10ml’s.

 

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Left Kidney Stones Removal Day

Had surgery today. I didn’t know what to expect. It wasn’t a normal lithotripsy and that I know what to expect. This I though was going to be easier. It isn’t easier but it is different. 

Managing pain currently with peppermint and deep relief. Although I wasn’t earlier and was dying from pain. Was just so out of it I wasn’t thinking. Then I managed to be out of it enough to put a gracious amount of peppermint in my eye. Followed up with grapeseed oil. 


Going to sleep for the night. There is still one more day for the giveaway to register. There is still one more day to take advantage of the refund Think One Change is giving when you order the Trio capsules!

God bless each of you!

‘Tis The Season…

to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sorry – I thought if it had to be stuck in my head it might as well be stuck in yours as well!

Where has this last year gone? We are in December. Today is December 1st. ‘Tis The Holiday Season.’Tis The Elf Season. ‘Tis The Season.

Holidays can make adults crazier than normal. There is the holiday shopping. If you are like me you try to shop year round. Then you either hide the gifts so well you can’t find them, not hide them well enough and the kids find them or my favorite, get so excited that I can’t wait until Christmas and give it to them at the current time. So I have come to the conclusion that I am not the best at this whole year round shopping thing.

Then add the newest trend that has been going around. The Elf on the Shelf. We had an original elf that we used, “Jingles” and he was falling apart. So last year Jingles wrote a letter to the kiddos and let Jingles Jr and Bells to take over. This year my brain was so overwhelmed with other thoughts that I forgot the elves names! I had to trick my daughter Bella into telling me the elves names. Then to top it off, I could not recall where we put them last year. Turns out it wasn’t that I had a bad memory about the elves, it was that my husband took care of them at the end of last year! Thank goodness. Still every year they leave a note. I had worked on the note, just had to the put the names in it and print it out. Didn’t do it. All of a sudden our two elves showed up in the bathroom, mid day on Friday, and they were missing their note. So we are going to plan to drop off a note in about a week. Now we need to find a new place for them to go each night. Oh and we have already had a day when they didn’t move. Day two going into the third day they were still in the food closet when we got up. Thankfully the children thought it was because Zazoo climbed in there and touched them. We were able to save the day and we used our magic sprinkles on them and it worked because the next morning they had moved!

'Tis The Elf Season

Do not let yourself get so caught up in everything that you don’t find joy and peace and give others grace. We all need grace most days in our life and when we are busy and hurried and muddled and not living in the moment, we probably need it more than ever. We probably need to give it more than ever as well.

It is the season where things can be missed. It is when so many want to get together and yet because of all the other events going on it can be hard to find time. We are working on that right now actually with my immediate family. Trying to figure out the best time to get together for family when we have such a short holiday this year. Everyone has an opinion but at some point we just need to come together. We are looking at doing it on Christmas Day. We have gotten away from that in past years because we all have younger children. Still, we need to find a time and it looks like that may be the only one we have.

'Tis The Season for Peace and Grace

Do you have any family traditions? Have you taken family traditions that have been passed on to you and your spouse and combined them? Have you created new ones just for your family?

We do not have many family traditions. We have tried to make them work but as parents we haven’t been faithful to those traditions. Here are some of them that get mixed in: Christmas cookies, baking, decorating and eating (last year we did it with all of the cousins and it was amazing!). Stockings are from Santa (at our home and at Grandma Puppies house). OH this one is going on year four now (super proud about that): Santa makes a stop at our house on Christmas Eve. He drops a gift off for Bella and Jack David and it always has Christmas PJ’s, a mug with hot cocoa and a movie to snuggle up with.

Really there are no words to express the feeling I get when the doorbell rings, the tracks lead off to nowhere (when there is snow) and they have an early present to open. Their eyes get so big, they get so excited on the porch looking to see if they can see Santa, and then they come inside and open up their gifts.

Our newest tradition though is the one that was created about three years ago. It was the first year we had Gizmo in our home for Christmas. He wasn’t that big yet but he loved to climb. He was in the tree all the time. Same with the next year. Now this year we have added Zazoo to the tradition has changed a little.

We do still have our cat tree with both cats. Now though they have created a game for me! They chase each other around (and this includes our little dog Mindee) and then the two cats leap in and out of the tree. So far this year we do not have any lights on the tree and it will probably stay that way. I spend my day picking up all the branches that have fallen off the tree and put them back on. It is a great way to get some exercise. I have put this tree together more times this year than I can count.

'Tis a Cat Tree

I would love to hear about your traditions. What do you do that is special this time of year? Do you make a point to look for your joys? Do you make a point to give yourself and others grace? Do you have a cat tree?

Don’t forget ‘Tis the Season to stop, look around, take in all you see and smile because you can pick out small blessings and enjoyments.

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Tower Garden Party Love

So this evening I was able to further my education and learn even more about the Tower Garden! How can you not love learning more from those who are already using an aeroponic vertical growing tower? One of the people who did the party showed the growth on her tower and I was so excited tos ee it!

fruit-veggies-flowers-tower-garden

This is a fabulous list! I love being able to pull it up and see all the different types of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers you can grow on your Tower Garden!

Tower Garden is designed to last a lifetime. Most people who own one talk about how it pays for itself over time. The vertical garden is going to cost less than to invest in than all of the tools needed to have a traditional garden at your home. Plus when you are growing your own produce it means spending less on your grocery bill.

grow-your-own-food

The one thing I would think when I would look at the overall cost was that it was so expensive. One of the awesome things that they offer though is that you can make monthly payments! Not only is that a great thing in itself but they also go as far as not charging a cent for interest! So you are already saving so much because you have your vertical garden and are saving on a grocery bill! Then add no interest! I can’t help but get excited.

food-costsOne of the most positive things that I heard being talked about was, “how cost effective it is! No longer is my family “throwing away” money in the form of spoiled produce. We can eat off of one head of lettuce for months, simply by trimming off only what we need to eat in one sitting and letting the plant keep growing.”

Check out this cost-effective study (image to left) that was done by the ATL Urban Farms, comparing yield & produce cost on conventionally grown produce vs. tower garden produce.

[Just for clarification the “initial investment” this info-graphic is referring to is of a Tower Garden with the extension kit on it. So this one is growing 28 plants and not 20 in the standard Tower Garden]

I have definitely been guilty of throwing fruits and veggies away. Since you can not grow root or tree fruit and veggies there is still a chance I will throw some things away. At the same time to save so much on the other things! I can eat lettuce and peppers and cucumbers like they are going out of style!

when-was-your-lettuce-pickedNow this next part isn’t going to make you very happy. Well at least it didn’t make me very happy. Actually it made me really sad to learn these facts. I had a general idea of some of it but not the complete truth.

So lettuce see how much you know about store bought fruits and veggies:

What do you think is the average age of the lettuce you purchased at the grocery store (not at the farm)?

  1. 1-4 days
  2. 1-4 weeks
  3. 2-10 days
  4. 2-10 weeks

Go on and take a guess…

But before I take the time to reveal the answer let us talk about important facts about getting the nutrients you need from your fresh foods.

Lettuce is best harvested in warm weather, but this is also when demand for salad peaks, resulting in shortages. Weather forecasts are used to predict surges in demand – but if these are wrong, the lettuces may be refrigerated for several days. In the US, lettuce for shipping abroad is refrigerated for anything up to 4 weeks.
Lettuce for salad packs is cut, washed in cold water, dried by centrifuge and mixed with other leaves. It may be treated with a chlorine-based compound, antioxidant or preservative to prolong shelf life. It is placed in ‘pillow packs’, or Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), in which levels of O2 and CO2 have been altered to slow deterioration. Then it is stored.
Typically, lettuce is sold in supermarkets 3-4 days after PACKING, which can be extended to 10 days.

Our produce, or at least the nutrition in our produce, is vanishing!
As farmers try to grow bigger produce at a faster rate to meet the market demands, the result is a weaker and less nutrient dense product. Additionally, most of our produce is picked “green” and shipped miles and miles to our grocery stores. Tomatoes, for example are picked when they are green and sprayed with ethylene gas to force them to turn red. This is why grocery store tomatoes are lacking in flavor (as well as nutrients).

Did you know that 90% of the nutrients humans benefit from develop in the LAST TWO DAYS before the vegetables fully ripen? Picking veggies early to allow time for shipping, etc. is depleting the nutrition that they are supposed to have. Artificial methods to change the color of the produce makes is LOOK like they are ripe when actually many times they are not

The correct answer to the question above is 1-4 weeks.

tower-gardenAgain there are other benefits that go with a vertical garden: like no soil = no weeding!

If anyone recalls when I talked about the Tower Garden before, knows how much I dislike gardening with dirt!

Tonight I learned a bunch of new things about the foods I am buying in the stores. It really does make a lot of sense now why nothing tastes like it did back when I would pick fresh fruits and veggies from Grandma’s garden. It really does make a lot of sense now why if I cut into a tomato that is red and pretty on the outside that it can be yellow on the inside.

The more I learn, the more I hear, the more I read, the more I am thankful for the path I am heading down. I am not be the best at everything I do (and I am okay with that) but I am following a path that is good, healthy, and teaching my children and family the importance of being self sufficient, gardening, and fresh fruits and veggies and what they do for our bodies!

In the party tonight I shared this, “I think this will be a huge help to have foods that taste good. I know what real fresh foods taste like and I grew up loving fruits and veggies. My youngest two are not huge fans and their complaint is always about the taste! I do think this would help because we did a small dirt garden this summer and Jack David fell in love with cucumbers! He has always taken a bite and spit it out before.” It all goes along with what I learned tonight.

What would you give to be able to provide for your family and not have to worry about what was used to grow your fresh foods? That is completely discounting the fact that the foods we purchase that we think are fresh really are not fresh. It is time to get us back to simplicity for what we can and this is just one more way I can help my family!

Were you shocked to learn any of these things tonight? I know I was!

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*Young Living is the only essential oil we recommend.

*Juice Plus+ is the only company we recommend for whole food based nutrition.

*Tower Garden is the only vertical aeroponic we recommend for vertical gardens.

*Think One Change links have the potential to be an affiliate link.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

End of 2016 Giveaway

end-of-2016-giveawayWe are ending this year with a 2 person giveaway. Each person will have the chance to win 4 mystery Young Living Essential Oils.

At this point I am not sure what we are going to order for the giveaway. Isabella said we should each pick our favorites, throw them in a hat and draw out 8 oils and split them up into the prizes. After careful consideration and having no other ideas on how we are picking we will probably go with her method!

Make sure you come back daily so that you can register for the giveaway daily! There are many ways you can register but you always have your free entry!

We are doing the giveaway from November 30th thru December 9th so take advantage of all the time you have.

It is Tuesday and we are about to start our last giveaway of the 2016 year. Hard to believe how far we have come since we started doing these.

We have been trying to write daily Monday through Friday since we decided to listen and follow God. I hope that by us listening to Him, it has somehow blessed you!

Please be sure to take a moment to register. We love being a blessing to others.

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Would you like to contact us ?
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*Young Living is the only essential oil we recommend.

*Juice Plus+ is the only company we recommend for whole food based nutrition.

*Tower Garden is the only vertical aeroponic we recommend for vertical gardens.

*Think One Change links have the potential to be an affiliate link.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Harvest Festival

Tonight we had a very enjoyable time with our church family at the Harvest Festival!


See that scarecrow? Frederella rode home inside the car! I was beyond thankful for our immunity boosting with Juice Plus and Young Living or I would not be breathing right now!

May you have the most blessed evening!

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Would you like to contact us ?a
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*Young Living is the only essential oil we recommend.

*Juice Plus+ is the only company we recommend for whole food based nutrition.

*Think One Change links are most of the time an  affiliate link.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

October 2016 Giveaway

Where in the world has this month gone?

Here is the October 2016 Giveaway! We can not wait to bless another person!

october-2016-giveaway

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Would you like to contact us ?a
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*Young Living is the only essential oil we recommend.

*Juice Plus+ is the only company we recommend for whole food based nutrition.

*Think One Change links are most of the time an  affiliate link.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.