Monday, March 3, 2014

Essential Oils for the Family

I so every excited, we just got back from a little weekend road trip and I found my family physician kit waiting for me on the front step. I had taken a wellness course a few weeks ago and the coach was the health director for a nearby holistic retreat/spa center. In our class we learned all about holistic living for ourselves & our families. We also had a chef instruct us on raw food preparations and I got a great overview of natural medicines and "clean living" One of the major insights for me was just how many uses for there are for essential oils. I've always used essential oils in my home diffuser to purify the air, but I just wasn't clued in on the fact that you can apply organic, therapeutic pure essential oils to food, water or even directly into your mouth to get the concentrated benefits. wow. I ordered up this super amazing kit for my family from this company that bundles essential oils for usage, for example they have a Family Physician Kit which is what I got or you can get kits based on weight management, daily living, clean living... Looking forward to making, posting and sharing my explorations into how to use the oils and finding fun ways to make my family healthier. They have a buying club you can join to get started plus receive member discounts of 25% off retail.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fairy Garden

We finally got around to setting up our fairy garden. Back in August we bought Tess a fairy cottage. She loves fairies and she has her very own fairy living in our front tree who leaves all kinds of tokens of affections for her. Sometimes she leaves seashells, sometimes the tree hole she resides in is covered in glitter and sometimes she even leaves magical animal totems. We love our fairy, even though make-believe is a bit taboo at her montessori school, magical is just the way things are around our house. We worked this weekend on getting a mini lawn and and the landscaping basics down it. It was a great start to building our fairy house. For anyone looking to build your own fairy garden, Hobby Lobby has a great selection of inexpensive mini garden elements. We purchased the cottage from Amazon, and had the fairies figurines left over from the fairy cake/party we had for Tess when she turned 5. The pea rock, soil, and edging all came from Lowes. We are looking forward to planting some scale greenery when the weather gets a bit more predictable. Check back to see the progress on our little magical world.