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Gift Ideas for the Essential Oils Lover

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The ultimate wish list for the essential oils lover in your life! All of these will make her oily journey more fun, beautiful and productive. Happy giving!

 

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Gift Ideas for Baby’s 1st Christmas

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Non-traditional gift ideas for Baby's 1st Christmas. These are not toys, but keepsakes and the start of future traditions for the new family.

 

 

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My Oily Story

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My personal story of how essential oils came into my life. Read to find out why I became obsessed with Young Living and how I got to where I am now. #oilymama #oilyfamily #essentialoils

 

Oils

My oily story is quite unique and actually started long ago.  Long, long ago…like childhood long ago.  My aunt got involved with an essential oils organization called Melaleuca, which I now know comes from the scientific name of the Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).  So Tea Tree oil quickly became a staple in our home when I was a kid and a “cure-all” for any ailment.  We used it on burns, to clear up acne, to clean, etc.  We also began using various household products made by the company like shampoo/conditioner & cleaning supplies.

 

As time went on we became more and more reliant on certain things, like this one supplement called “Activate” which we used anytime we feel like we were getting sick.  And I also used their full line of prenatal vitamins when I was expecting my first son.  Great stuff!

 

That was all great and wonderful, but I didn’t really ever give it much thought.  I also didn’t realize that Tea Tree oil is an essential oil and it’s not the only one with incredibly useful properties.  However, as the years went on + I became an adult, I began to see more and more of my acquaintances referencing essential oils.  It kinda piqued my interest, but I was too busy to really explore.

 

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Ultimate Gift Wishlist for 8-Year-Old Boys

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These are the best gifts for boys for Christmas, birthdays, or just because! So add these to your gift guide or wishlist! Happy shopping + giving! #giftguide #toywishlist #giftsforboys

 

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Gift Guide for the Nursing Mom

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The perfect gift guide for pumping or nursing moms. All of the tools to make her breastfeeding journey a successful and comfortable one!

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ENDED ~ The 1st Tool You Should Invest in as a New Startup

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This is a great deal if you're looking for tips on growing your new business

** UPDATE: Oh pooh…you missed this year’s sale.  Don’t worry, you can still click the link to add yourself to the waitlist for next time!  **

As a fairly new blogger, I am involved in a lot of groups with not only other new bloggers but also tons of startup mompreneurs trying to get their businesses off the ground.  I love to see everyone’s entrepreneurial spirit buzzing with excitement, promise, and dreams for their future.  We are all looking for ways to close the door on the 9 to 5 to chase our dreams, attain financial freedom and be more present in the lives of our growing families.  There is no absence of drive or creativity, but sometimes we don’t know where to start.  That was the primary thing that held me back from starting, and becoming serious about, my blog sooner.  With blogging, as with other startup businesses, much of it is about building your brand.

Yes, I am telling you to treat your blog like a business {on one side anyway} and get serious about it!  But how do you do that?  Exactly…that is the question!  And I think I’ve got a pretty good answer for you here…

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A Tasty Treat for Lunch: Ezell’s Famous Chicken

Totally gonna try this fried chicken place next time I'm in Seattle!

I moved to Seattle, Washington almost 10 years ago and one of the first recommendations I overheard was that Ezell’s Chicken was the best.  You may have heard of Ezell’s by way of Oprah, as it is said to be her very favorite chicken which she would even have flown out to her in Chicago! You can also find photo’s of Ezell with Guy Fieri from the Packers vs. Seahawks episode of the Food Network’s “Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri” special episode TQ0201H on the Ezell’s Facebook page.  In other football news, Ezell’s was invited to cater to the fans in Detroit, MI (my home state) for the Super Bowl XL game between my lovely Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006 {the year I moved from MI to WA}.  And finally, Esquire Magazine named Ezell’s “The Most Life Changing Fried Chicken in America” in 2012!  Some impressive stats!

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