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enter to win my favorite diffuser!!

Friends, because I love you, and I love Young Living, and I love Christmas, I am finally doing my first giveaway on the blog – and I’ve saved the best for…first!   I’m giving away the Young Living bamboo diffuser!  It’s the new, beautiful essential oils diffuser that I use in my home daily.  I… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash and Farro Salad

I know salads are not exactly what most of us are craving these days, with the colder weather, but a great way to continue to get those greens and nutrients is to add some roasted veggies and whole grains to hearty them up a bit! This Roasted Acorn Squash and Farro Salad is one of my favorites this time of you, the squash and farro bulk things up, then add in the garbanzo bean, pumpkin seeds, and shredded parmesan, and it is one tasty salad!…

PMS support using essential oils

This post needs no introduction.     These oils are an absolute godsend for me.  I feel fully equipped and prepared every month and the bonus is that the Dragon Time & Lady Sclareol are two of the best smelling blends from Young Living, in my opinion. So, not only do I feel better, physically… 

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Henry is 6 – a day at the Aquarium

To say all of the things that parents always say when their child has a birthday seems trite, but they’re all true.  I can’t believe he’s 6.  My baby.  The one who made me a mama.  He’s an amazing kid.  I’ve written a bit about how kind and generous he is.  About how tough and athletic… 

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Savory Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

These Savory Spiced Roasted Chickpeas are a great little healthy snack on their own or add the perfect crunch to your favorite salad!…

aaaand we’re back…

I haven’t posted any pics from our amazing trip yet.  I didn’t want to work while we were there, and also my phone completely bit the dust which means my husband has most of the photos. Also, yesterday, we were supposed to have about 18 hours of travel on 2 flights (Lisbon to London, London… 

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aaaand we’re off…

Last night was incredible.  We celebrated the marriage of two of our dear friends. Now, we’re off to Portugal for a much needed vacation together.   Just the two of us.  People at the wedding yesterday kept saying “oh, you had to leave your kids?” and we’re all “um, we are here without our kids, praise… 

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2 easy tips for staying healthy (and sane) while traveling

I only have time for a quick post today.  A dear friend is marrying another dear friend tomorrow and we are in Dallas for the wedding! Traveling can make staying healthy difficult, so I do 2 simple things to stay sane: Work out.  I can do my amazing fitness program: Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guide… 

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