Parenting, Slightly random

Breastfeeding joys

I'm about to talk about breastfeeding. If this bothers you, please read one of my past posts or go check out another blog. I won't hold it against you.  It's 11:30 pm and I am feeling very happy right now. After a long day of travel for a family wedding (7 hours in the car,… Continue reading Breastfeeding joys

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essential oils, Parenting

Teething blues

It's amazing how different each child is from the next. This is our second teething baby (toddler, at this point, but I'm in denial) and how different it is! Big Brother was fairly peaceful about it; a little Camilia and his amber necklace was generally all he needed.  Little Brother...well, he seems to have a few… Continue reading Teething blues

around the home, Uncategorized

Naturally dyed Easter eggs

Easter Sunday is just two days away, and today Big Brother and I checked to see on the eggs we dyed overnight. I tried it two years ago and was a little disappointed with the results. This time, I feel better about my method and three of the five colors we did (I know how… Continue reading Naturally dyed Easter eggs

Food, natural health

Whole 30 – final days

Here we are near the end of our Whole 30 journey, and while it's been a good experience overall, I must admit we timed it poorly. Next year, we will do it from January second through the thirty-first. We had to endure our style being cramped for Super Bowl snacks (bothered my husband more than… Continue reading Whole 30 – final days

Internal ramblings, natural health, Parenting

Warning: mama rant

Can I just get up on my little soapbox for a minute? Thanks. Allow me to vent a bit about toxic chemicals and how we are surrounded by them. I was searching online for some cloth diapers for Little Brother recently, and noticed this little detail: "Protective Qualities: Flame-resistant, Leakproof, Wrinkle-resistant, Waterproof" The part that bothers… Continue reading Warning: mama rant

essential oils, natural health

Seed to Seal: Farms

  As promised, I'm concluding this series with photos and some fun information about Young Living farms around the world! Read on for some facts about each one. The Mona, Utah, farm includes nearly 1,600 acres and is home to the largest privately owned essential oil distillery in the world. This farm has been serving the… Continue reading Seed to Seal: Farms

essential oils, natural health

Seed to Seal, part 5

Let's take a look at the last step in the Seed to Seal process: Seal. This is the part where all of the hard work comes together, and the painstaking attention to detail pays off. The end product is put into dark glass bottles to protect the essential oil from light, and all of the… Continue reading Seed to Seal, part 5

essential oils, natural health

Seed to Seal, part 4

Good evening, folks! Step four of Seed to Seal is Test, and it's pretty interesting. This is an important part for many people, myself included. Cultivating the best seeds in excellent soil with love and intention, then distilling them carefully in very specific conditions is great, but if anything goes awry during one of these… Continue reading Seed to Seal, part 4

essential oils, natural health, Uncategorized

Seed to Seal, part 2

Part two in this series is about cultivation! Gary Young is a firm believer in good quality coming from all aspects of the process, from beginning to end. This is why he spends so much time and effort when looking for land for a new farm, and why he posts signs around his farms about… Continue reading Seed to Seal, part 2