May 22, 2015

Introductions and Inspiration

Let's get to know each other.

I have been married to my best friend since 2001 and we have three inspirational children.  I work full time taking care of Hubby, our kids, and our home.  I also work part-time selling essential oils with Young Living as well as educating about their benefits and uses.  

I have always enjoyed cooking and creating in the kitchen.  In 2007, with the birth of my 3rd child, I decided to make nutrition a priority in my house.  I'm not talking about eating some green beans at dinner healthy.  It's more along the lines of a complete overhaul on how we view food and where it comes from.  Eating whole food and minimizing food toxins has become extremely important to me.  In 2010, I started a blog about our adventures in clean eating and changing our healthy perspective.  It is called Kids and my Kitchen and you can find it HERE.  I wrote consistently for 2 years and the process was eye opening.  I have since learned the importance of balance.  While we don't always eat as clean as I would like, we certainly don't eat like we did before.  I try to make most of our food from scratch and I don't bring toxic food ingredients into my house.  I also wrote a brief blog about my spiritual and physical goals of 2012.  It is called Running under Your Wings and you can find it HERE.

Fast forward to February 2014.  Hubby and I were struggling for several years on whether or not to medicate our oldest for ADD.  In addition, he struggled with extreme pollen allergies, mild food allergies, and anxiety.  I hated giving him the allergy medication because it gave him nightmares and made him even more inattentive;  not to mention all the internal side effects I was reading about.  A friend of mine told me about how she was using essential oils and invited me to come to a class.  I was floored by this world of essential oils.  How had I not heard about them before?  

I had the healthy food part down, but I didn't have control over the toxins in household cleaners, body care products, and of course, medication that I was allowing into my home.  I'm an avid researcher and in the year to follow, I took my time to get to know essential oils and how they could benefit my family.  I started by using them to aid in sleep and anxiety.  Then, seasonal allergy discomfort.  I had several opportunities to use them to strengthen immune systems during illness and I've seen them completely take away nausea.  I began making my own household and beauty products.  They really fit into my ideology of making food/items from scratch to eliminate unneeded and harmful ingredients.

So now, I am re-entering the blogging world and would love to share with you my passion once again.  Essential Oils have rounded out my quest for a chemical-free house and I can’t imagine going back to a time without them.  The future of my children is a top priority and giving them a powerful, energetic, long, and healthy life is the focus of my energy right now.

In this blog, I hope to share with you snippets of my crazy, blessed life as well as delicious food, household, and beauty product recipes.  In addition, you will get to walk with me on my journey will essential oils.  I can't wait to share with you what I am learning.  I hope that my words and experiences inspire you to create a healthier, cleaner life for your family.  

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