July 24, 2014

Young Living Joy Essential Oil 101 Video

This is my 2nd You Tube video! It is part of the 101 basic info to the oils I’m doing. Joy is part of the everyday oils kit and also included with the Premium Starter Kit.

Fun fact – I used this oil before the video and I was able to do it in only ONE take! The peppermint video took me so many tries! I guess the anxiety I was feeling really was relieved with the use of Joy!


If you liked it, like it on the You Tube channel and subscribe because I will be making more for the different essential oils! When I get a good camera, I’ll also post more personal ones with me in them!


I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me! 

July 17, 2014

Be an Angel - Clear that Clutter! by Jacky Newcomb

Be an Angel - Clear that Clutter! by Jacky Newcomb is a fun book that motivates us all to clear out some of the clutter in our life. If you have a lot of clutter or have a little here and there (and maybe behind the door over there), this is the book for you to get started!

Book Description
Be An Angel — Clear That Clutter! is a best-selling author’s fascinating true story of how she went from chaos to clarity. Using lessons from her own clutter-clearing journey she uses humor to show you how to clear and sort your own home.

Follow the heavenly tips on:

- How to deal with emotional and inherited clutter
- Successfully merging two families belongings into one
- The secrets to getting family and friends involved
- Discovering ‘hidden’ storage
- Living like a VIP by using the ‘good stuff’ every day

If you’re a secret hoarder or just a little bit messy, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this motivational, fun guide.Be an Angel - Clear that Clutter!


My Thoughts
Be an Angel - Clear that Clutter! is an excellent tool to help kick someone into gear for making their life more organized and less cluttered. I try to stay clutter free and organized, and if I had a bigger space, I’d be great. However, I don’t. So, sometimes I just need to go through my stuff and weed it out. I’m sure the local thrift store charity loves me. However, I know a lot of people that this clearing of clutter and “stuff” just doesn’t come naturally for them. It is hard to part with some stuff – even for me!

What I love about this book, is that she isn’t telling us to get rid of it all. You get to decide what is a keeper and what is not. I also adore that she wants us to use our good stuff, I mean really, what are waiting for to use that fine china or beautiful new dress we bought for an event that may never happen? Use it now!

Overall, I found this to be a great book about cleaning up some clutter, re-taking your house, and living with the stuff you actually want. I highly recommend it!



* Thank you to the publisher of Be an Angel - Clear that Clutter!, Findhorn Press, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

July 16, 2014

Letters to My Son by Kent Nerburn

Letters to My Son by Kent Nerburn is a beautifully written book about raising a son and life’s most important issues. This special 20th Anniversary edition includes 3 new chapters not previously available.


Book Description
At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by readers from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life’s most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this twentieth anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections on love, marriage, travel, money and wealth, tragedy and suffering, spirituality, sex, and the true meaning of strength, with new chapters on sexual identity and the difficulty of moving on (from relationships, homes, and stages of life). Unique in its profound simplicity and timeless insight, Letters to My Son is a book to savor and a gift to give to anyone looking for clear and gentle guidance on the big issues in life.” – Letters to My Son


My Thoughts
Letters to My Son is a book written with great intent and has true meaning. It isn’t superficial at all, which makes it a pure read that gets right to the reader’s heart. Sometimes the topics discussed in the book are not something that parents want to discuss with others, and this book helps guide them through those areas.

The lessons learned here are worthy for everyone to read, and many quotable passages throughout the book are filled with true spirit that can be savored for centuries to come. If you or someone you know is looking for a book to help them guide their son (or even a daughter), this is definitely a book that they (or you) need to read! I highly recommend it.



* Thank you to the publisher of Letters to My Son, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

July 11, 2014

Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil 101 Video

I created my first You Tube video this week! It was for an Essential Oils basic class event on Facebook. We do home parties, too. However, not everyone we want to invite to these always lives near us. So, with this one we were able to invite anyone, and people could watch or listen from their own home. It was pretty cool.

My video was on one of my favorite essential oils, Peppermint! Want to watch?



If you liked it, like it on the You Tube channel and subscribe because I will be making more for the different essential oils! When I get a good camera, I’ll also post more personal ones with me in them!



I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me! 

July 9, 2014

Writing Wild by Tina Welling

Writing Wild by Tina Welling is the type of book that is about writing, but it also helps to make the writer aware that nature influences how and sometimes why we write. Even if you aren’t writing about nature exactly, it can definitely set the spirit of what your topic is about. Find out how you can use this to your benefit with this book!


Book Description
Even if we don’t write about nature, Tina Welling demonstrates, nature triggers our stories. This is because “everything we know about creating, we know intuitively from the natural world.” One can set the stage for creation by following these three steps: consciously naming the information gathered by the senses, describing the sensory details of one particular object, and interacting with the energy system of the universe. Welling discovered the last step while hiking and observing an intricate spiderweb shimmering in sunlight. Spiderwebs, she notes, are both “wondrous and ordinary” — ordinary in that they are made of chewed-up insects, yet wondrous in their intricacy. Welling shows writers how to make this kind of connection between the everyday and the hidden, worthy-of-attention beauty all around us. She makes the process of developing a fruitful relationship with wildness inside and out accessible to all writers and insight seekers.” – Writing Wild


My Thoughts
Writing Wild made me see how nature definitely influences my writing style. I often write in my room, where I can’t see any bit of nature at all – except on the background image of my desktop computer that sits above my laptop. However, with a fresh perspective and location change of where I write, what I’m writing changes, too. Even though I don’t write about topics that are specifically about nature, it has helped shine on some of what I write.

This book can help you to see how forming a relationship and being a part of nature can help you creatively, how it can help your skills, and much more! Tina Welling fills this book with helpful tips and truly does an excellent job of making this book a valuable resource to that all writers can benefit from. I highly recommend it!



* Thank you to the publisher of Writing Wild, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

July 8, 2014

The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell

The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell is a beautifully written and crafted tribute to the talented man, Neil Gaiman. Written by a friend who had access to his personal archives and stories, this is definitely a book that any fan of Neil Gaiman will appreciate for years to come!


Book Description
With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman’s personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider’s glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world’s most visionary writers.

Over the last twenty-five years, Neil Gaiman has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own. A master of several genres, including, but not limited to, bestselling novels, children’s books, groundbreaking comics, and graphic novels, it’s no wonder Gaiman has been called a rock star of the literary world. Now, for the first time, Gaiman reveals the inspiration behind his signature artistic motifs, giving author Hayley Campbell a rare, in-depth look at the contents of his personal notebooks and early work, even some of his abandoned projects. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. The book is the first comprehensive, full-color examination of Gaiman’s work to date, tracing the genesis of his creative life as a starving journalist in the UK to his life as a successful comic book writer and, ultimately, a bestselling novelist.

Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotated material that contextualizes the visual material, this deluxe compendium contains never-before-seen material and promises to be every bit as inspired as Gaiman is himself.” – The Art of Neil Gaiman


My Thoughts
The Art of Neil Gaiman is the type of book that once someone gets, they cherish it. If you want to give someone a book as a gift that is a fan of Mr. Gaiman, this will be a present that they will love! It is the high quality that can be shown off as a coffee table book, displayed in a bookcase, or sit on the nightstand for enjoyable reading after a day’s work.

I was a fan of his work before I read this book, but now I am even more of a fan and want to read and see more of his work! This book is in full color and has hundreds of illustrations, pictures, and scans of mementos that you’ll find while reading it. Ms. Campbell does an excellent job creating a world in a book for us to explore the artwork of this talented man, and I’m sure I’ll have fun going through it over and over again for many years. I highly recommend it! 



* Thank you to the publisher of The Art of Neil Gaiman, Harper Design, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.