November 1, 2017

Christmas Jam & A Lesson Learned

It's that time of year... I've only been waiting only since mid-end of winter, 
when I couldn't find any fresh cranberries in the grocery store anymore!!!

I was shopping last week and I SAW THEM!! 
They were beautiful! 
I could NOT resist and I bought 5 bags of fresh cranberries!! 
(Then of course, I HAD to buy 4 pounds of fresh strawberries and 5 giant oranges!)

I made Christmas jam for the first time just before Christmas last year and saved only 
2 small jars for our consumption! 
That was a mistake... for it is truly delicious, and I had no clue that fresh cranberries 
were only available seasonally! 
I set out yesterday to make 5 batches of my new favorite!

I bought 4 dozen jars to use as gifts ... 
the store only had 2 dozen of my 'tried and true' beloved, Ball jars... 
so I opted to get 2 dozen of a different 'off' brand. 
They were pretty enough and would make for great gifts!

It's a good thing that I water bath my jams... because 
I couldn't really tell if the seals took or not before!

 In case you are wondering about the recipe.... here it is! 
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 My lesson learned...  stick with Ball Jars!! 

September 11, 2017

I Jumped Into the Deep End of the .... OILS

I had heard about Essential Oils over the past few years... but finally decided to make the JUMP into actually becoming a Young Living distributor in January 2016!

WHY are you just hearing about this now??   Well... I wasn't too sure about them. I wanted to take my time and try them myself first and see if there was something to this claim of EOs being as incredible as people say they are!! I figured for a $160 investment I could like them or leave them.

MY CONCLUSION!!! I have a long way to go in my learning, but YES, I AM SOLD ON THEM!!

My learning curve has been much slower then I would like due to distractions and demands at home but, I can tell you this....

I am still intrigued and love all the ways to use them!! 
My CURRENT favorites are:

* A roller made from Lavender & Purification with a carrier oil (oil or fractured coconut oil) to use behind the ears when you feel the fluid building.... helps to prevent ear infections! (kid safe)

* A pain cream I made using shea butter & coconut oil and a combo of oils including panaway & peppermint and a few others!

* An Antibiotic bomb!! YUP... it may sound crazy, but a combo of the oils taken in pill form work with your body to fight off some of the infections (ear, sinus etc) that creep up on us in the winter months!

AND... I can't wait to try making dryer balls and making my own dish & laundry soaps!!

Are You Curious Yet??
Are you thinking about joining me on this amazing adventure? This is the starter kit..... all for $160.00!!! PLEASE email me if you are thinking about it... I'll do my best to answer questions!!

What exactly comes in my Premium Starter Kit?
  • An essential oils collection with 10 of Young Living’s most popular oils {Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, DiGize, Thieves, Copaiba, PanAway, R.C. Purification, Frankincense}
  • A bonus oil {Stress Away} to bring your collection up to 11
  • Diffuser
  • Essential oil sample sachets
  • Essential oil sample bottles
  • Essential oil sample sharing cards
  • 2 packets of NingXia Red
  • 1 roller fitment



ANSWER: nothing!!   (ONLY $50 per year to maintain)   

By signing up as a wholesale member, you will get 24% off retail prices which is the only way to go!  There is NEVER, ever any pressure to “sell” anything. I promise.

You can click on this link click here  to join my group and be sure to use 
my ID # 3723539  when answering the question 'who introduced you to Young Living'!

Please email me with questions if you are interested.... 

August 3, 2016

Girl's Night Out

I had been looking forward to this night for a LONG time...
at least 3 months and it finally happened!!
We (3 friends and I) went to Kil'n Time on 
Main street in Plymouth and we had a blast creating 
and laughing and working hard on our Master pieces!

 As you can see all the important things are here....
an easel, paint, brushes, water... more water, iced tea and chocolate!

Ta-da....  all ready to hang up and enjoy!

Can't wait for the next one!!

Bread Bowl Pizza

There was a short video that made its way around Face Book a little while ago.... 
it showed how to make a pizza like dinner using a round loaf of bread!
I have tried it TWICE actually and plan to again! 
It was DELICIOUS and easy to make!!

I used a hard, artisan bread ... 
Cut the top off and scoop out the bread from the bottom part.
It will look like an empty bread bowl!

 Now for the fun part!! 
Add what would be the toppings... but in this case
it's the filling!! I used spaghetti sauce, a mozzarella block of cheese
cut into slices, chunks of ham, peppers, fresh basil and fresh spinach!

Layer the toppings and sauce ending with the 
mozzarella cheese and put the top on!!
At this point, the original recipe called for wrapping it in
tin foil and putting something weighty on top for about 
half an hour, but I skipped this part!! Top the bread with
a grated cheddar blend (or whatever kind you like).

Bake in an oven preheated to 350* 
for about 30 minutes!!

Cool just a bit and cut it up for serving!!
I found cutting was the most difficult part, HOT and messy
but well worth it! It is sooo yummy!!

My second time making it I sauteed up some 
home made sweet sausage, vidalia onions and sweet yellow
peppers. I used the traditional spaghetti sauce and sliced mozzarella
cheese along with some sliced black olives!! That combination 
was very good too!! 

My NEXT time making this I will use an Alfredo sauce with the mozzarella
cheese and sautee' up some bacon, boneless chicken, vidalia onions and 
broccoli!! I can't wait to try this!! It is a great combo for regular pizza, so 
I'm thinking it will be fantastic in this pizza bowl too!!

That's all for tonight.... 
Hope you are enjoying whatever you
are doing! God bless you!