Thursday, August 11, 2011


We have been very blessed to have found a wonderful way to take care of our family's health. I plan on sharing recipes, oils that have worked for us for certain things and a little about the oils. DoTerra Essential oils have become part of my daily life. I have the with me 24/7. I love feeling empowered and knowing that I can take care of my little family. I still believe in modern medicine, it has helped me more times than I can count. But I love having these oils to help my children and I think this is just as important as having our food storage. If something were to happen I feel very confident that I would be able to take care of my family's health concerns as well as our physical needs. Feel free to ask any questions you would like about the oils, or a health concern you would like to know about how the oils can help.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Wow! What a week and I survived. I know I can do hard things, it's just not very fun at the time. Now looking back I can see it was good for me, I learned a lot and boy am I glad it's over. Here was my past week
Tuesday~ last class for Abnormal Psyc (LOVED the class but I will try to never do a 3 credit class in 8 weeks again, holy cow a ton of information in a VERY short period of time)
Wednesday night~Math mid-term
Thursday morning~Psyc Final
Thursday day~ Pathophysiology quiz
Thursday night~ class
Friday & Saturday~ I completed an entire online class. I don't recommend it. It was AWFUL! It was one of those filler classes that I needed the credit for. It was a self paced class which was great except I happen to be the worlds worst procrastinator with the easy stuff. That stuff can be done later, I don't have time right now. I can justify it any way I need to. So it was all due by midnight Saturday night. oops. Didn't quite mean to procrastinate that long. Oh well it's done.
Sunday~Day of rest. I struggled with this one. I went back and forth a million times in my head. I had a HUGE midterm in my pathophysiolgy test due by Monday afternoon. I knew there was no way I could take it on monday with kids running around playing, doing carpool to and from school, etc but I have NEVER done homework on Sundays. I know I am blessed because that's the choice I have made. I know I'm able to learn more and get more accomplished because I make that sacrifice. But I also had the dialog in my head of I can't do it on Monday, one Sunday won't hurt, most students study on Sunday and they do great in their classes. On top of the exam I also had 6 hours of lecture video still to watch and 38 assignments to hand in. So in my head I knew I couldn't accomplish all of it on Monday. I decided to stick to my promise I had made and rest on Sunday. My body needed it, my soul needed it and it was a great affirmation that by doing what I know is right I am blessed. I went to bed early Sunday night and woke up in the middle of the night Monday morning. For those of you that know me know that was NOT an easy thing. I need my sleep! I reviewed for a few hours, took my exam and did so much better than I could have asked for and turned in part of my assignments. I went back to bed until everyone had to be up for school and work, got everyone off and I started back in with the lecture and assignments. I know our home was blessed yesterday. I know the kids got along better, and everything went smoother because I had made the choice to do what I knew I needed to. I'm thankful for personal revelation and for a wonderful husband that supports and helps more than any husband should have to. I'm also thankful for new beginnings. That Sunday was my fresh start. I have a new calender and day plan set out for myself that will work better for our family and my school work. So here's to trying again, being better and doing better!

PS as a reward my boots came in the mail today. I LOVE them even more than I thought I would. They are brown so now I'm on the lookout for a black pair. I love this style so much I may order them in black to if I can find them in my size. PPS have you ordered from Piperlime? So nice, no shipping (free return if you need that too BONUS!) and my boots came wrapped so pretty with my invoice in a pretty little thank you card. It made me feel all special.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I have 10 hours of these videos to watch by Friday. Try to contain your jealousy. While watching videos last night my dear husband was listening and turned to me and said "Seriously, what do doctors know that nurses don't. It sounds like you have to know more about these reactions and physiology of the body than they do." Yep, pretty much sums it up.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Makes me Happy 2

My babies crib. This makes me happy for many! reasons. This crib has been the safe comfy place I've placed all three of my beautiful babies. This crib symbolizes the miracles I have in my home. I don't walk by this crib without being grateful, humbled, amazed and Happy.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Makes me Happy

My sewing machine and cute new quilts being put together make me happy.
This is inspired from Miranda over at Narrating Life.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Diet Soda

Right now in my Consumer Nutrition class we are studying Carbohydrates!! (insert people running in fear now) Carbohydrates have gotten a very BAD rap with the fad diets that have gone around. Sure too much of anything is not a good thing and of course the way a lot of people get their carbs is not ideal but they are necessary and if done the right way are quite good for you and can help with weight loss, weight management and overall health.
The number one thing I see for people trying to cut out calories and carbs is Diet Soda. (This is where I run off screaming.)
The thing about Diet Soda I was surprised to learn was the Acceptable Daily intakes. I seriously thought there were major mistakes in my book. What do you think?
Diet Cola with aspartame~ Daily Acceptable Intake 18-19 12 ounce cans
Diet Cola with Sucralose (splenda)~ Daily Acceptable Intake 6 12 ounce cans
Lemon-lime with Acesulfame-K ~ Daily Acceptable Intake 30-32 12 ounce cans

Health/Nutrition Topics

So I've been trying to figure out a way to combine what I'm studying in school and this good ol blog. I can't do sewing tips Saturday or Organization Wednesday. Those things you will find on much better blogs than mine. Something I do love and feel like I can carry on a conversation about is Nutrition and Health. I LOVE my classes in school that actually apply to my program. I love some of the generals too but for different reasons. Nutrition and Health are my baby. I love to learn. If someone told me I had to choose between being a Nurse or studying Nutrition I would have a VERY hard time. They are both so important to me and my family and I think they play hand in hand to each other.
So I'm going to do this once a week for now and see how it goes. I would LOVE questions or topics you would like to know about or for us to discuss.