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I set up this evening to start a very short video to let you know I'm still working on this and got carried away into a video just over 6 minutes! Oops! So, here goes... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61t4p80rMSw I hope you enjoy!! 🙂
I've come to realize that if I want to dedicate my life to this vision of acceptance, love, community and beauty that I envision being able to bring to others, I need to find some way to survive! LOL! Even though this is something that I am truly passionate about, I still have bills to … Continue reading New Updates! (28 Jan 2018)
Ok, I know this is going to be considered highly controversial for some who read it but I'm just sharing my honest views and opinions. They may change over time but this is how I feel about it right now... I know what the typical idea of the family unit consists of and I myself … Continue reading Family… Born or Earned?
If you are anything like me, you love having your face feel fresh and clean! Those exfoliating face scrubbers that you find at stores not only feel like you are scrubbing your face with a Brillo pad, but they are so expensive! Why pay a small fortune to damage your delicate skin with rough scrubbers … Continue reading DIY Exfoliating Face Wash Pads
My husband has an undying passion for butter mints and I have an undying passion for doTerra essential oils, so I combined the two to create this amazing butter mint recipe! Use your favorite Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil for flavoring. I ALWAYS use doTerra Essential Oils, and then only the ones that are listed as … Continue reading Recipe: Butter Mints
This will be an awesome event over the span of a full week! Take advantage of the open party to socialize, learn, love and grow! Please bring your questions, comments, excitement and friends! April 1 through April 8, 2016! All those party-goers who purchase $50 USD or more during the course of the week will … Continue reading Essential Oil Party! (April 2016 Edition)
Have you ever wished you could get your hands on a spray for your beloved pooch that smells amazing, is all natural, won't irritate their skin and actually conditions their skin and coat to minimize flaky dander? Well, today is your lucky day! I am going to share with you my all natural, awesomely amazing … Continue reading Natural Dog Spray
Allergic Rhinitis, often referred to as Hay Fever or Seasonal Allergies, is an over-reaction of the immune system to a certain item present in our environment. This could be dust, pollen, dander, certain flowers or plants, you can be allergic to just about anything. Most people take an over-the-counter or prescription allergy relief tablet, shot … Continue reading Allergy Relief
How would you like to stop buying dryer sheets, while still having great smelling, cling free and super soft laundry? Yes, it is possible and it is even EASY! Dryer balls are basically balls of wool that you wash and dry in high heat so they turn into felt. The felt balls will bounce around … Continue reading DIY Dryer Balls
Okay, you have made the first two big decisions: 1, to get a dog and 2, you chose between selecting from a reputable breeder, a rescue group or animal shelter. Now it is time to look critically at yourself, your lifestyle, your family and your home so you can determine what type of dog to … Continue reading Getting a New Dog (Part 2): Size and Breed
Creating a healthy pack is essential for having one or more happy, balanced and well behaved dogs. It doesn't matter if you have one dog or 20, a pack is the foundation upon which to build all of your training, discipline and family. For a dog, the pack is everything. This is how it is … Continue reading Creating a Healthy Pack
Yes, dogs have emotions! They are creatures of instinct but they also have emotions and can have strong emotional ties to their pack and human family. Before you can help your dog to be a truly happy and balanced animal, you must first understand their instincts and emotions. By understanding why your dog does what … Continue reading Doggie Emotions, Nature & Instincts
In this installment of the "Getting a New Dog" series, we will go over the first big decision, after the decision to get a new dog of course! This could be the biggest decision that you make: Should I go to a rescue group or animal shelter for my new dog or should I go … Continue reading Getting a New Dog (Part 1): Rescue or Breeder?
The first step to dog training or therapy is obedience training. I get asked by a lot of people how to teach their dog to sit, how to teach their dog to walk on a leash, etc. While there are some tried and true techniques for these tasks that I will share, I will also … Continue reading Dog Training “General Technique”
Even puppies may have some behavior issues and without a doubt, most older dogs do as well. When you raise your dog from a tiny puppy, it is usually pretty easy to recognize behavior problems early on and nip them in the bud easily before they become a real problem. I will discuss puppy training … Continue reading Intro to Behavior Issues in Dogs
I had a lot of fun (and frustration) making an Icelandic Sweater, or Lopapeysa as it is known in Iceland. It is traditionally made with Lopi wool from an Icelandic breed of sheep with special fleece that is very warm, soft and weather resistant. I was making this sweater as a birthday present for my … Continue reading Icelandic Sweater
This is a song that my husband first got me to listen to. I have decided that I adore it, and every time I hear it, I get all teary-eyed thinking about how much I can relate to it in relation to my son, especially now that we are about to uproot and move to … Continue reading Lovin’ “House of Gold” by Twenty One Pilots!
SC Dumps Common Core! Great going, SC! They have dropped the Common Core and opted for traditional educational standards. I hope this leads the way for many more states! >> SC Dumps Common Core <<
This is a super easy, fast and affordable art project to try with your little ones! The effect is fun for both kids and adults, the art is actually very pretty and we are saving our milk paintings to use in book covers later on. This is especially great as a starter project to get … Continue reading Fun Arts & Crafts: Milk Painting