Elf on the Shelf Plans

It’s officially December which means that it’s time for Elf Belle to return to our home. I’ve been planning her arrival and list of to dos for a few weeks now and this is what I’ve come up with for this year.

Elf Belle will be arriving on December 1st with her traditional welcome breakfast! We will continue with the traditions of Christmas movie nights, game nights, messages and letters to Santa, the candy cane hunt, and marshmallow bath. My kids love those activities so much so we are keeping those.

This year we are adding a few things with Elf Belle. She will have a kissing booth with hershey kisses, one day she will be candy crazed and be hanging out in the m&m bag. I’m adding a bow climbing wall for her one of the days. She will be bringing a santa camera as well as her hammock for the christmas tree. Elf Belle will have a sleepover with barbies (G rated because Elf Belle is a girl). She will discover a ball pit of fun for giggles and laughs. I’ll also be adding a few friendly pranks from our sweet Elf Belle.

The most important thing that Elf Belle brings each year is the purpose of spending time together. I like to include family activities to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. I can’t wait to share all these ideas and pictures with you this year. Stay tuned to next week when I share the first post of Elf Belle’s return!

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Waiting for the Unknown

As a mother, I completely devoted to my kids. They are my entire world and focus each and every day. Often times I worry and fret over fears that I have, and honestly I have the media to thank for those fears. All of the news articles about kids scares the crap out of me and the fear of something happening to my children grows in my mind. I know that majority of moms out there have those same fears. One of those fears is becoming more real than I would like these days.

Let’s start from the beginning, in September when I took Brooke to the doctor for a routine 5-year-old check up. She was healthy, growing, and perfect! Over the next few weeks, we started seeing a major change in her. She was moody, aggressive, angry, and not eating. The not eating is what scared me the most. She was eating a bite or two at meals including snacks. Brooke is a picky eater but she will eat especially snacks. This was not like her so in early October I called the doctor and requested her to evaluate Brooke. It had been 4 weeks since her well check up and Brooke had lost 6 oz. That’s not a lot so the doctor requested that we bring her back in a few weeks to recheck.

To My Amazement…

Brooke started eating again that night. She came home from the doctor and ate her first full meal (and even asked for seconds) for the first time in a month. I was so excited I cried. I believed that maybe I overreacted by taking her to the doctor. The next few weeks she was eating again, not everything I gave her but the majority of it. I chose to keep her follow up appointment on October 30 because I wanted to make sure she had gained the weight back. The doctor requested that she was fasting to do a blood sugar check that morning. Fasting for a 5-year-old is very difficult but she did it without complaining. The blood sugar results were completely normal for a fasting child, 86. Yay! We continued the appointment with the thought in my mind that she is doing great, no worries! I was just panicking before.

However, the doctor’s face did not match my excitement. Instead, her face showed a concern and seriousness that I was not feeling. She then told me that Brooke had lost an additional 2 lbs in three weeks. My mouth dropped and I responded with “But she is eating.” The doctor requested that we do additional blood work at a lab to see if there were any indicators of a problem. Basically, she has no idea why Brooke is not gaining weight. As a mom, this is terrifying! Your baby needs your help and you have no idea where to go, how to help. I managed to wait until I dropped her off at school that morning to start crying. I think I cried for an hour just completely lost and scared!

On Halloween, I took her to get lab work. Joel and I wanted it done as soon as possible to get answers. The sooner we got the results, the sooner we could help her and move forward.

It’s been a week now…

And we still do not have results. I have called the doctor to see if I can get some answers because the stalking that I have been doing to the patient portal, is not helping my fears. Unfortunately, the fears of three years ago, the moments of the unknown are beginning to haunt me again. I’m afraid of what we are about to face even though I have no answers.

Update*

We have received the results of the first preliminary tests which ruled out Thyroid, Diabetes, Celiac Disease and some cancers. The doctor is requesting a few more tests to completely rule out cancer. There has been no evidence of these symptoms but there really are no symptoms to give an idea of what is going on. We will be moving forward to meeting with a GI doctor for further testing.

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Trick or Treating 2017

We just had Halloween and to continue the tradition, we went Trick or Treating in the neighborhood next to ours. I’ve never understood why a great neighborhood like ours didn’t put out candy or have trick or treaters come by but the neighborhood across the main road from us has thousands of tricker treaters each year. It is complete madness!

This year in preparation for the big Halloween event, the girls picked out their costumes. Both girls chose to be fairies this year for Halloween. I searched and searched for the perfect fairy costumes for them. I could not find anything that would work for them so we went to plan b which was to create a costume. I already had tutus, leotards, and fairy wings for them. To make their costumes more fairy-like, I added flowers to the leotards and tutus. Then I created a floral headband for their costumes. It was inexpensive but fun for them!

Mason was a cowboy for Halloween! I ordered his Halloween costume from Amazon. It came with chaps, a vest, bandana, and hat. All that we managed to get on him was the chaps and vest, even that was a bit of a stretch for him. This was his second Halloween and the first one what he was going to be able to experience.

We drove over and parked on one of the streets, then loaded up Mason into the wagon and walked around for the trick or treating. Mason got out of the wagon and attempted the trick or treating. The first few houses he walked up with his sisters, then turned around and walked away, without candy. The sweet people would hand it to Joel or I and giggle because he refused to go near them. Then he started noticing that his sisters were getting candy in their bucket so started to stick around. At one house a lady was giving out full-size Butterfinger bars and that sold Mason on the trick or treating. He was loving going up to the door with his sisters! Mason never said trick or treat or thank you (we’ll get that down next year) but he would stick out his bucket for candy. We couldn’t help but laugh.  Brooke and Bailey have the trick or treating down, they were good about saying thank you when they left. They wanted to continue trick or treating but we had been out for an hour but it was getting cold so we ended the evening and headed home.

It was fun to watch the three of them in such a fun experience for them all.

Now it’s time for November to start. We are excited to start the holiday season!

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Halloween Parties and Pumpkin Parade

Today’s post was supposed to be about Mason’s first pumpkin parade at Mother’s Day Out and his first Pumpkin party. Unfortunately, Mason was running a fever on Monday so he could not go and missed his pumpkin parade and party.

On Sunday Mason started running a low-grade temp, which never happens. Brooke already had a follow-up appointment with our pediatrician so I called and had him added to the appointment. By the time we got to the appointment Monday morning, his temp was 101.4. Mason has never run a fever so I was assuming that this was his first case of strep throat. The rapid test was negative but his throat was extremely red. So they gave him the diagnoses of hand, foot, mouth disease. Of course, I’m panicking because none of my kids have ever had this “disease”. I’ve seen cases of it and it is horrible!

I get home with him, after dropping Brooke off at school, and started disinfecting my entire house. Mason slept four hours that day. By the time he was up, the fever was gone. It’s Wednesday and he has been fever free since noon Monday and has not had any blisters appear on the outside of my body. At this point, I am thinking that this was a misdiagnosis. I don’t normally go against what the doctor says but this does not appear to be hand foot mouth AT ALL! So, I’m had him miss school Tuesday and will have him home again on Thursday as a precaution. But I’m thinking it’s nothing at this point.

We did go trick or treating Tuesday night. I will share with you the events of Tuesday night later this week.

Coming Up:

Trick or Treating Post

Changes to the blog:

I’m having some changes added to the blog. Instead of posting blog posts on Young Living essential oils or Usborne books, two of my passions, I’m going to be sharing Young Living products and Usborne books on my separate pages. I will include a link to the pages on a post after they go up.

 

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Young Living Beauty Products: Refining

Today’s young living post is talking about the refining products. These are all natural products to help refine your skin. I love these products for your skin as well as the fact that they are chemical free!

ART Creme Masque 

The ART Creme Masque is formulated to deeply moisturize skin using an exclusive blend of hyaluronic acid and pure essential oils. Other spa-quality botanicals are added to help tighten and restore the look of youthfulness to the skin. Suitable for all skin types. Wash and dry face. Apply evenly to face. Let sit 20 minutes. Remove excess residue with moist towel.

ART Beauty Masque

The ART Beauty Masque is a premium, orchid-based formula designed to nurture skin and leave it looking healthier and more radiant. Our blend of exotic orchid petals and pure essential oils nourishes and fortifies the most delicate areas of the face, helping promote a more vibrant and youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types. Wash face, apply mask to face, leave for 20 minutes, and then gently remove. For optimum results, combine with ART Renewal Serum.

Essential Beauty Serum (DRY)

Young Living’s Essential Beauty Serum for dry skin contains essential oils like Blue Cypress and Lavender, known for their ability to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. Add 3–5 drops to daily moisturizer and apply gently over face and neck. For spot treatment, apply serum directly onto desired area and rub gently into skin.

ClaraDerm Spray

ClaraDerm spray soothes dry, chapped, or itchy skin. Its gentle blend of Lavender, Frankincense, and other essential oils is expertly formulated to relieve occasional skin irritations.

LavaDerm Cooling Mist

Promote healthy skin with LavaDerm, Young Living’s refreshing Lavender spray. It’s made with skin-loving ingredients such as aloe, Lavender, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Helichrysum to gently support healthy-looking skin. Its mild and gentle formula lightly moisturizes while also soothing and rejuvenating skin. Incorporate its refreshing feel and calming aroma into your nighttime routine or use it as needed throughout the day. The compact and convenient design of this skin moisturizer spray makes it easy to store wherever you need it, whether in your purse, travel bag, bedside table, or office desk. Spray topically onto desired area. Repeat every 10–15 minutes as needed.

Lavender Lip Balm 

Lavender Lip Balm soothes dry lips, harnessing the power of Lavender essential oil and the moisturizing properties of jojoba oil and vitamin E.

Lip Balm – Cinnamint

Moisturize and protect your lips with our all-natural lip balm. Featuring pure Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint essential oils, Cinnamint Lip Balm helps prevent skin dehydration for soft, smooth lips.

Lip Balm – Grapefruit

Infused with Grapefruit essential oil, wolfberry seed oil, and antioxidants, this refreshing lip balm seals in moisture to prevent dehydration for smooth lips.

Wolfberry Eye Cream

Wolfberry Eye Cream is a natural, water-based moisturizer. Containing the antiaging and skin-conditioning properties of wolfberry seed oil, this cream soothes tired eyes and minimizes the appearance of fine lines. After cleansing and toning, massage gently onto soft skin under the eyes. Use in the evening.

 

 

 

Essential Oils for Refining:
Frankincense Oil
Geranium Oil
Helichrysum Oil
Lavender Oil
Neroli Oil
Rose Oil

To get your order of these products, Young Living.

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Fall Favorite Foods: Homemade Apple Pie

This is one of my favorite holiday desserts! I am a pie junkie. My favorites are apple, cherry, and chocolate pie. My kids love apple pie so I can’t wait to share this family favorite with you.

Homemade Apple Pie

Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 8 cups cored, peeled, sliced apples (around 8; Granny Smith) 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for top of crust
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • splash of water

 

Directions

[When ready, preheat oven to 375º F.]

In a food processor, using a metal blade, pulse your flour, sugar and salt together. Add in cold, cubed butter and pulse. Slowly drizzle in ice water, one tablespoon at a time. You should have a coarse, crumbly mixture. (If you don’t have a food processor, combine ingredients in a large bowl, using a pastry blender or a fork.)

Before the dough has formed a ball, remove the blade and take dough out, bringing it together by hand. Form the dough into a disc and wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. It’s very important to work with cold dough. In a large bowl, toss apples in lemon juice, flour, sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. Once dough is cold, take dough out of plastic wrap and divide in half. Return one half, in plastic wrap, to the fridge.

On a lightly floured surface, roll your 1/2 of dough out into a circle, 12-14 inches round, about 1/4-inch thick. Gently take the corners, lift the dough and transfer it to pie pan. Lightly press sides against the bottom and sides of pan. Trim overhanging dough so that you’re left with 1/2-inch and fold excess under the edge of the pan. Take second half of dough from fridge and repeat process of rolling it out to a 12-14-inch circle, 1/4-inch thick.

Pour apple mixture into pie pan and cover the top of apples with pats of butter. In a small bowl, beat your egg yolk and add a splash of water. Brush the edges of pan, covered by the dough, with egg mixture.

Cover the entire pie with remaining rolled out dough in a lattice pattern. Seal the edges of the pie by fluting the dough (stamping the dough with a fork or your fingers) around the edge of the pie pan. Brush egg mixture all over the top of crust and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

 

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Usborne Books

I’m so excited to start sharing with you all these wonderful new books that my kids are falling in love with! Today’s book I’m sharing with you is my daughter, Brooke’s favorite Usborne book.

Nibbles, The Book Monster

Nibbles the book monster is a cute, animated story about a little monster who eats his way through books. To share the cuteness, here is Usborne’s description.

“Nibbles is on the loose, and he’s chomping through all of your favorite fairy tales! With books within the book, Emma Yarlett’s utterly appealing artwork, and lots and lots of nibbled holes, this laugh-out-loud funny and ferocious charmer’s unstoppable appetite for the printed page will nibble a hole right through your heart.” -Usborne

My daughter loves this book so much! She memorized it after the first reading of the story. The detail and excitement throughout the story has children laughing in joy over the character. We absolutely love reading this book and sharing it with others.

The link above shows you how to get a copy for your little one too. Nibbles has a continued story with the book Nibbles the dinosaur guide.

 

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Young Living Beauty Products: Moisturizing

I recently started a blog series on Young Living’s Beauty Products. When people think about Young Living, they only think about the essential oils. The essential oils are fantastic but there is more to Young Living than the oils. They have an entire line of beauty products, body care, nutritional products, and more. These beauty products are all natural with none of the harsh chemicals you find in other products.

Young Living Moisturizers

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream contains pure essential oils like Frankincense and Sandalwood that moisturize the skin while minimizing shine and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Using upward strokes, apply a small amount of wrinkle cream to face and neck. Keep in a cool, dry place.

The Ingredients in the Boswellia Wrinkle Cream is

Deoinized Water, Glycyeryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Sweet Almond Extract (Prunus Amygdalus), Glycerin, Levulinic Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Stearic Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense), Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum), Sandalwood Extract (Santalum Album), Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Barley Extract (Hordeum Distichon), Sorbic Acid, Shea Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Wolberry (Lycium Barbarum) Seed Oil, Grapeseed Extract, St. John’s Wort Extract, Kelp Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Sodium Phytate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Aloe Vera 200x (Aloe Barbadensis), Sodium Hydroxide, and Citric Acid.

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential

*Contains corn, nut, and coconut/palm ingredients

Sandalwood Moisture Cream

Sandalwood Moisture Cream is a premium hydrating moisturizer infused with pure Young Living essential oils. Massage gently onto face, neck, and other desired areas. Use daily after cleansing and toning your face.

The Ingredients in this product are

Deionized Water, Glycyerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Olive fruit (Olea europaea), Stearic Acid, Pichia Anomala Extract, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum), Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Barley Extract (Hordeum distichon), Levulinic Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Furanocoumarin-free Bergamot) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Rsmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Oil, Butyrospermun Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Sorbic Acid, Allantoin, Xanthum Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium PCA, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Lycium Barbarum (Wolfberry) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Blossom) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosebud) Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract, Sodium Phytate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Aloe Vera 200x (Aloe Barbadensis), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, and Citric Acid.

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

*Contains gluten and coconut/palm ingredients

ART Intensive Moisturizer

Add Young Living’s moisturizing cream, ART Intensive Moisturizer, to your daily skin care and discover the perfect way to pamper yourself. This deep, ultra-hydrating lotion recaptures the qualities of younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping skin feel smoother and more pliable.

Made completely from naturally derived ingredients, ART Intensive Moisturizer nourishes the skin with ingredients such as pracaxi seed oil and blue bird hibiscus leaf extract to even skin tone and promote hydration. We also add five premium essential oils to create a light floral scent and luxurious experience that leaves your skin feeling soft, refreshed, and radiant. Clinically tested and non-irritating, ART Intensive Moisturizer is sure to be a welcomed addition to your morning or evening routine! With upward and outward motion, apply on clean, dry face and neck. Use morning and night and throughout the day.

The ingredients are Water, Glycerin, Coco-caprylate, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit unsaponifiables, Pyrus malus (Apple) fruit extract, Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, Diheptyl succinate, Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, Pentaclethra macroloba seed oil, Benzyl alcohol, Sodium stearoyl Glutamate, Physalis angulata extract, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Chamaecyparis obtusa† (Hinoki) oil, Sodium levulinate, Santalum paniculatum† (Royal Hawaiian™ sandalwood) wood oil , Cedrus atlantica† (Cedarwood) bark oil, Cananga odorata† (Ylang Ylang ) flower oil, Boswellia carterii† (Frankincense) oil, Alcohol denat., Sodium anisate, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Guar) gum, Hibiscus syriacus callus extract, Terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract, Xanthan gum, Sodium phytate, Sodium hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

*Contains coconut/palm ingredients

ART Light Moisturizer

ART Light Moisturizer helps your skin retain and maintain proper hydration. With Young Living essential oils and other premium ingredients, your skin will enjoy a feeling of silky softness. After cleansing and toning skin, apply gently over face and neck. Use in the morning or as needed.

These ingredients are Water, Isoamyl laurate, Glycerin, Behenyl alcohol, Betaine, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) seed butter, Glyceryl stearate, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit unsaponifiables, Sodium stearoyl lactylate, Squalane, Lecithin, Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) leaf extract, Glycine soja (Soybean) sterols, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Guar) gum, Dipotassium glycyrrhizate Opuntia ficus-indica leaf cell extract, Sodium phytate, Xanthan gum, Santalum paniculatum† (Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood) wood oil, Boswellia carterii† (Frankincense) oil, Quillaja saponaria wood extract, Leucojum aestivum bulb extract, Orchis mascula flower extract, Polygonum aviculare extract, Tocopherol, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Benzyl alcohol (natural)

†100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil

*Contains corn, soy, and coconut/palm ingredients

Shutran Aftershave Lotion

Feel as good as your shave looks with refreshing Shutran Aftershave Lotion. Our 100 percent plant-based aftershave soothes, freshens, and calms skin after you’ve roughed up your skin shaving. Made with Shutran™ essential oil blend, organic coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, witch hazel extract, dandelion root extract, and aloe vera, this aftershave won’t dry out your skin and is perfectly moisturizing. Plus, application is a breeze! Shutran Aftershave Lotion isn’t greasy and absorbs quickly into skin, providing a light cooling sensation as it restores moisture. It’s the perfect shaving companion to our Shutran Shave Cream.

Shutran Aftershave Lotion offers a little piece of feel-good luxury to the final step of your routine, since the vegan-friendly formula was made without parabens, EDTA, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic fragrances, or artificial colorants. Apply a small amount to face after shaving with Young Living’s Shutran Shave Cream. Can also be applied between shaves to keep skin moisturized.

These ingredients are Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) leaf extract, Argania spinose (Argan) kernel oil, Lauryl laurate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) leaf juice powder, Sodium levulinate, Behenyl alcohol, Sodium stearoyl lactylate, Xanthan gum, Sodium anisate, Menthol, Sodium hyaluronate, Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) root extract, Agar, Picea pungens† (Idaho blue spruce) branch/leaf/wood oil, Sodium phytate, Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Ocotea quixos† (Ocotea) leaf oil, Chamaecyparis obtusa† (Hinoki) oil, Artemisia pallens† (Davana) flower oil, Cedrus atlantica† (Cedarwood) bark oil, Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Picea mariana† (Northern Lights black spruce) leaf oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

*Contains coconut/palm ingredients

Essential Oils for Moisturizing:

  • Clary Sage Oil
  • Frankincense
  • Jasmine Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Myrrh Oil
  • Patchouli Oil
  • Rose Oil

There is a long list of ingredients for each of these products. The reason that I share them is that I want you to see what goes into each product and be able to research the ingredients. Young Living does not hide their products behind chemicals that we do not know. Their belief is to let people know what they are putting into their body systems. If you have any questions about these products feel free to contact me.

If you are interested in getting your own membership and ability to purchase these products at 24% discount, click here.

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Fall Food Favorites: Cornbread Chicken Pot Pie

Can anyone else believe that October is almost over? I certainly cannot! But I must say that I am in LOVE with the cooler weather here! With our crazy busy schedule, this recipe is a great recipe to throw into the oven and have ready a little while later. Today’s recipe I renamed to…

Cornbread Chicken Pot Pie

The original recipe I found online and was called Cornbread Chicken Casserole. I renamed it to something that made more sense to me. For this recipe you need the following things:

  • 3-4 Chicken breasts cooked and chopped
  • 1 bag Frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1 bag of sweet cornbread mix
  • Milk
  • Egg

How To Make It

I cook the chicken ahead of time and put it in the freezer. This is one of my meals that I will cook all of the meat on Sundays and then add it to the meal later in the week. It saves a lot of time! On the night I am cooking the meal, I throw the cooked chicken, cream of chicken, and frozen vegetables into a glass pie pan. Then I mix the cornbread mixture, following the package directions. (This is where the egg and milk come in). Then I pour the cornbread batter on top of the chicken mixture. Bake it at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the cornbread is cooked thoroughly.

This recipe is so delicious! My kids hate casseroles but this one they love!

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Young Living Beauty Products: Restoring

Young Living Beauty Products are a natural solution to the harsh chemicals in beauty products. Today I am sharing with you the wonderful restoring products from Young Living.

ART Renewal System

ART Renewal Serum is an intricate blend of exotic orchid extract and essential oils that benefits the most delicate areas of the face. These premium ingredients are formulated to deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance. Wash face. Apply ART Renewal Serum to delicate areas of face 2 times daily and allow to absorb. For best results, follow up with your choice of Young Living’s moisturizing creams.

(Water) Aqua, Glycerin, Selaginella lepidophylla extract, Lactobacillus ferment, Speranskia tuberculate (Snowlotus) whole plant extract, Astragalus membranaceus root extract, Glycine tomentella root extract, Morus alba leaf extract, Vanilla extract, Niacinamide, Phalaenopsis orchid flower extract, Torenia concolor whole plant extract, Commiphora myrrha resin extract, Boswellia carterii resin extract, Spatholobus parviflorus bark extract, Angelica polymorpha sinensis root extract, Liquidambar orientalis resin extract, Crocus sativus flower extract, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Ascorbyl glucoside, Young Living Sensation Essential Oil Blend: Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Cananga odorata† (Ylang Ylang) flower oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil, Jasminum officinal(Jasmine) oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil.

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

It’s no surprise that Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) has been sought after since ancient times. The complex aroma of this oil can elevate many aspects of your life. Diffuse Young Living Frankincense oil to refine your sense of purpose or add it to your beauty routine for a luxurious experience.

Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. Create a safe and comforting environment when you diffuse or inhale this empowering oil—a perfect opportunity to collect your thoughts. When you seek purpose or engage in prayer or meditation, use this oil to enhance your experience.

In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, the benefits of Frankincense essential oil include maintaining radiant skin. Its ability to smooth the look of healthy skin makes this oil a key part of our Boswellia Wrinkle Cream.

Frankincense is also an important ingredient in Awaken, Brain Power, Forgiveness, and Highest Potential.

Boswellia carterii† (Frankincense) oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

How Do You Get them?

The best way to get them is to get them at a discounted rate. You can get these ALL-NATURAL products for 24% off by getting your membership here.

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