Sometimes it’s just good to stop for a minute and be happy! Not worry about the day to day crazy, the to-do list that didn’t get done and how far behind you are! Sometimes it’s good to just “Be Still!” We have a crazy wild busy, sometimes exhausting life but I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else! .
#loveofmylife#partnersinlife#babe#myotherhalf ❤️ #crazybusylife#initforthelonghaul
Have you ever heard of an iTOVi scanner? I’m so excited to have finally taken the plunge to grab one for myself!
This tiny little contraption measures your Galvanic skin response! (I know....what the heck is that, right?) Well....to simplify, iTOVi sends stimuli through your skin to induce a response and then traces and measures the reactions of stressors within the body. It then processes the response through a proprietary algorithm!
To make a long story short, it can tell you what your body may be lacking or may need to function more optimally, both emotionally and physically!
It’s pretty amazing!
Who wants to give it a try?
Y’all.....this face!! It’s pure joy! ❤️ I just have to love on my hubby for a minute! What an amazing Poppi he is! He isn’t home much.....but when he’s home....he’s ALL IN! I love him more every day because of the way he loves on his family...especially this sweet babe! 💞
I’m always ready for fall to arrive.....crisp breezy days are my favorite, but my garden on the other hand used to struggle🤷🏼♀️. Anyone who knows me, knows that my garden is one of my passions....it’s a place to go and ponder and think about the day and clear my head!!! (I secretly love to dig in the dirt😊) I enjoy nothing more than sitting on the patio with a glass 🍷and having an ever changing view!
So.....I went on a mission a few years ago to find plants that flower late in the season! I want layers in my garden that flowered early, mid season and those that thrive when chilly mornings of fall start to creep in and threaten its blooms!
Let me introduce you to one of my favorites!! Butterfly Bush 🦋 as its name would imply, attracts the post beautiful butterflies, it’s a good sturdy shrub-like perennial and it’s one of the last to bloom in the garden! 🌺
So today, I’m going to enjoy the last blooms of summer and the beautiful butterflies🦋 that are attracted to them! .
#gardening#gardeningtips#fallblooms#digginginthedirt#gardeninspiration#butterflybush#attractthebutterflies#flowerpower 🌸 #porchsitting
I used to be a book reader....until life somehow always had me putting them back on the shelf! 📚 The only time I found time to read was when I was on vacation....but let’s face it....I didn’t get a lot of those! So, I would cram books in my suitcase to read on the beach and the rest of the year I spent saying “I’m going to read that when I get the chance!” Until.....I found Audible!! If y’all haven’t tried this App....go start a free trial, RIGHT NOW! It’s life changing for me! Now I can put my headphones 🎧 on and whether I’m in my car driving, on a plane or winding down from a long day, heck any ole time I have a few free minutes I can catch a couple of chapters!
I’m doing my best to catch up on “all the books”! So give me all the ideas of what I should listen to next....throw your favorites at me!
Y’all know what comes after fall right? The dreaded “W!nt$r” (yes we consider it a 4 letter word!) haha! And what comes with winter is dry chapped rough skin!!! Do yourself a favor and plan ahead!!! This Coconut Lime body butter will be one of your winter survival saviors!
This is a new to me product and I AM IN LOVE 😍 It’s chock full of tons of moisturizing and replenishing goodness that your skin will soak up!
It’s funny how we have so many “Social Media” friends and yet, I feel like I don’t know many of you well enough at all!
Then I got to thinking, if I don’t know much about you, you probably don’t know much about me either! So let’s change that, shall we?
My life used to revolve around my kids, running them to and from...helping with homework and doing all the “mom things” and as much as I still try to make that happen...let’s face it....kids grow up and get lives of their own and suddenly, life as you know it has changed! Now, don’t get me wrong....I still do my best to wiggle my way into their daily lives! 🤣
The difference is, now, I’ve had to figure out what I’m passionate about and what’s next for me so that I don’t drive them all insane! I’m still crazy in love with my husband of 28 years and my kids and Granddaughter make my heart full! I love interior design, all the latest fashion, lounging by the pool, pet rescuing, and lord knows I’m crazy about my Essential Oils! 💧I love to give back to my community and continue to find new causes that my heart just can’t help but support! For the past 13 yrs my family and I host a community Thanksgiving dinner and serve apx 300 people in need on Thanksgiving Day. I’m pretty sure that during those hours spent preparing, planning and cooking, our entire family can honestly say that it brings us so much joy! It’s pure pleasure to spend time with people who need it most!
Tell me about you!!! What are your dreams, your passions? I’d love to get to know you better!
What’s your favorite salad? I really love all salad, and I especially love to pile all sorts of toppings on my salad! But....today my hubs requested a good ole Cesar salad! So I got in the kitchen and decided to amp it up a notch! (Aka:homemade dressing & croutons and a few of my favorite vitality essential oils)
Tear Romain lettuce into bite sized pieces.
Add very thinly sliced red onion.
1 cup shredded Parmesan
Homemade croutons (recipe to follow)
4-6 Anchovies In oil (please don’t freak out😱!!! You wouldn’t know they were in There if I just hadn’t told you!) My husband still swears that I don’t put them in 🤷🏼♀️ #lethimthinkwhathewants
4-6 cloves garlic minced
**Chop anchovies then mix with garlic & mash with fork to create paste.
3 egg yolks
3 Tbs fresh lemon juice
3Tbs Infused EVOO (I infused a 12 oz bottle with 1 drop each Basil, Oregano & Rosemary Young Living Vitality essential oils!)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbs brown mustard
3 drops YL Lemon Vitality Essential oil
2 drops YL Black Pepper EO
Wisk thoroughly or pulse in food processor.
Add in 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese and toss over salad!
Cube bread and place in bowl, sprinkle with Italian seasoning, several cloves of minced garlic, kosher salt and grated Parmesan.
In a frying pan drizzle infused olive oil and vegetable oil equal parts and when good and hot...toss in the bread and stir around to coat with oil and continue to toss until golden brown and crunchy! Cool on paper towel and toss into salad! 😋😋
You know how sometimes one little thing can trigger a chain of events? This painting did that for me this morning! We were on our way out the door to go to church and I stopped to grab a water out of the fridge and for some reason I stopped for an extra minute to enjoy this painting.
You see, my grandmother painted this pretty little scene and I cherish it! I used to have many of her paintings but when our home burned so did her works of art! (She was an amazing artist and specialized in watercolor!) this painting is one of 2 that remain.
This particularly painting has been around the block a bit....I had given this painting to a dear friend years ago because her husband was a Captain...🚢⚓️....lighthouses and harbors were a sign her husband would be home soon. She loved it almost as much as I did! ❤️ Anyway....after the fire she returned this painting to me and It was such an amazing gift! Today this painting has me thinking of my grandmother and all the things she taught me growing up!
Today I make her Italian tomato 🍅 sauce that will make a giant pan of lasagna! A dinner our family will share and I believe, add a little extra love to Sunday dinner and makes it feel a little extra special!
Oh how I miss thee!!! This is my last bottle of 15 ml RC! YL has limited availability on this oil due to the sustainability of one of its valuable components...Myrtle!!! They will not harvest in an irresponsible way!🤦🏼♀️ You now, can only get it in a 5ml and you can only get 1 per month!!! 😳😫 You see, I have asthma....and this time of year...it’s my savior every single night in my diffuser!
So....I hoard these little red bottles! It’s also great for respiratory support, seasonal allergy support, helps to relieve sinus and lung congestion, it’s anti infectious and is amazing for easing coughs and soothing sore throats!
Let me just say....if that’s not enough reason to hoard these little red bottles....🤷🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤯