Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hocus Pocus: Irish Oil Promotion

Here is the new line up. Well they aren't in a line, but you get the idea. Five pretty new bottles to add to the collection. They arrived last night and I've already opened a few. To smell. To use. To mix. To play. #oiladdict

While I am traveling abroad the next couple of weeks, eating boat loads of fondue in the mountains of Switzerland and getting my drink drunk on with the Irish, I wanted to offer all of my curious oil friends a little special.

According to Google, Ireland has the second highest percentage of people with red hair - as many as 10%. That's a lot considering only 1-2% of the human population have natural red hair. Gosh, what I would give to have curly - I mean super curly - red locks. The pale skin I could do without. I digress.

To honor all of the gingers I plan to meet and admire, if you purchase The Premium Starter Kit between now and August 31st (with my code of course), you will get a FREE 5ml bottle of Ginger in September (from me)!

To all my pregnant mama friends, I know I have a quite a few, Ginger has proven to relieve that dreadful morning sickness. And it will help your future kiddos during their teething stages. Eat too many cookies, like me? Use this to relieve the belly ache you have after. Do too much manual labor during the day? Massage this into those achy muscles. Have heartburn? Add a drop to a glass of water and drink up. Have a tooth ache and can't get into the dentist? Rub a drop or two along your jaw line. Have a sore throat? Make a cup of tea and add a drop of ginger. The list goes on...Diarrhea, Arthritis, Respiratory Congestion, Tosillitis and Vertigo. It's definitely on my list for Fall as we enter the season of stuffy noses and sinus headaches. #immunebooster

Still curious? Here are a few recipes I am trying and loving (click to view):
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A reminder (and the steps) on how to get the Starter Kit:

1. Click here for the sign-up page.

2. Select "Sign Up As: Young Living Wholesale Member" - which means you will get 24% off all future oils orders. Forever. As long as you spend $50 annually - that's easy to do. Promise.

3. The "Enroller ID" and "Sponsor ID" boxes should already be filled in for you. If they aren't, my ID is 1937143, and you can fill in both boxes with this number.

4. Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact info. (The reason you are asked for your SSN is for tax purposed; if you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living never shares this info with anyone.)

5. Create your password and pin which you will use to log into your account and order your oils.

6. Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like. You must sign up with one of these kits to become a Wholesale Member. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit with the Aroma Diffuser ($160). That's what I got and I love my diffuser. The Home Diffuser is nearly the same only it doesn't have a timer and the mist covers less of a radius than the Aroma one.

7. Set up your option Essential Rewards Program. Buying of the ER kits is NOT a requirement to sign up ad a Wholesale Member! This is a rewards program you can opt into to start earning money back to help pay for your oils. At this point, you can skip this step by selecting, "No, Thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later." If one of the ER kits looks valuable to you, then go for it in addition to your starter kit.

8. Agree to Terms and Conditions.

9. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER. Some folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out. To confirm, the tool with log you in and it will show you your order again and it will make you enter in your payment information again.

If you have any oily questions between now and then, well you'll have to figure it out, I'll be unplugged. Jussttt kidding, please contact my friend Andrea at

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Houcs Pocus: Bug Spray

Since moving into our new house, we've spent some time each evening exploring the neighborhood and walking the trails around our house. Monty loves it and so do we. Although, we are noticing the days are getting shorter and the sun is setting just a little earlier. We all know, dusk is prime time for mosquitos and I am the crazy lady smacking myself in the middle of our walk trying to get them, before they get me.

I came home with 5 new bites the other evening and decided I was outnumbered. My slapping and smacking were no longer cutting it. So I mixed up a little hocus pocus bug spray and what to you know, I haven't come back with any new bites.

I used a 2oz GLASS spray bottle - I bought it at Whole Foods for $3. Keep in mind, always put your oils in glass, not plastic. Feel free to multiply the recipe if you use a larger spray bottle.
  • Fill the spray bottle half way with distilled water (2oz)
  • Fill the other half with Witch Hazel (2oz) [I bought the WH at Whole Foods for $4]
  • Add 5 Drops of Purification
  • Add 5 Drops of Thieves
  • Add 5 Drops of Peppermint
  • Shake and use

Perks: It's a much milder scent than the "Off" brand you find in stores, including the floral ones. It doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky. All three of the oils used in this recipe are included in The Premium Starter Kit.

On the days when you forget to pack the bug spray or miss a spot while spraying, rub a drop of Purification on the bite and it will ease the itch. Good news, that oil also comes in the Starter Kit.

To protect yourself during the last few weeks of Summer - at the lake, in the woods, or at your Labor Day picnic - become a witch and order a starter kit! Visit here for step by step instructions.

See you on the spooky side.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


If you haven't been following along. We moved. From small town Johnstown, to college town Fort Collins. Johnstown was wonderful to us for the 4 years we were there, but we found ourselves always wanting more. More restaurants. More trails. More parks. More shops. More entertainment. More beer. That may sound selfish, but at the end of the day, "FoCo" just fit our lifestyle a little better than Johnstown.

Insert a whirlwind 4 months and you find us now sleeping in our new house for the ninth night in a row. 

It was chaos around here for the first week. Real chaos. Mr. B and his dad were ripping drywall apart, only to find themselves putting it all back together. I was painting nonstop for three evenings nights straight. We were living out of boxes. I had packing paper stuck to my shoes every time I left the house. And the neighbors little yipper dog was barking at us every time we opened the back door.

If you're thinking of moving, don't!!! Here's why - #shiteverywhere

Then again, I continue to tell myself it's all worth it. I have a little ways to go before I am 100% sold on that statement, but each day of progress gets me a little closer.

We have 56,895 boxes left to unpack, two guest bedrooms to organize, d├ęcor to be hung, rooms to be painted, a workshop to be built, and a million other wish list items, but we are already transforming this lovely house into The Bores Quarters.

The largest transformation to date, is the fireplace mantel:


I was going for fresh and bright. Mission accomplished.

At one point, I told Mr. B I was done. That I was going to have a yard sale and sell everything we owned. The thought of unpacking another box, was enough to send me over the edge. Especially after painting our entire main living space and living off very little sleep. I am so glad I didn't, because this one space motivates to me to keep making all of the other spaces equally as livable.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Hocus Pocus: Cramp Cure

We've all said it, "Being a girl sucks!" Right? Especially for those few dreaded days out of each month. Well hear me out girls, I have something that will help ease your cramps and is better than Midol or Tylenol - it's natural, safe, effective and isn't bad for your liver. It's what I like to call the "Hocus Pocus Cramp Cure".

I used the small 5/8 sample bottle to test this out, but plan to put it in a roller, now that I know it works for me. Feel free to multiply the recipe as needed.

  • 1/2 Vitamin E Oil
  • 10 Drops of Pan Away
  • 8 Drops of Peppermint
  • 5 Drops of Joy

Shake it all together, put a few drops in the palm of your hand and rub it on your lower belly. Repeat as needed. I started to feel relief within the first 10 minutes.

My other oily friends do equal parts of all three oils listed.  I, however, seem to be really sensitive to the smell of Joy, so I always do less of that specific oil. This combo works for me, but it's all about trial and error! If it doesn't work for you, feel free to edit the recipe as you wish.

Others have added Valor, diGaze and DragonTime to this potion mix. You could also replace the Vit E oil with Coconut Oil and make it a cream instead. The oily options are endless!

To become a witch and order a starter kit, which includes all three of the oils used in this recipe, visit here for step by step instructions.

See you on the spooky side.
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