Because sometimes kids…and life…stink :)

Ok so this is kind of hilarious but….it worked for me the other night….I read online that if you put a few drops of essential oils like eucalyptus or lavender or peppermint in the toilet before, um…ya know, doing your business, it would trap the smell before it could even become an issue. SO, I tried it with my boys, who…both went poop back to back in the same toilet. (there are no words) We literally could not smell a THING! OMG! The kids were besides themselves with ecstatic glee. My 8 year old danced around saying how much he…

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Just to brighten your day….

Ok. Maybe only fellow Moms will understand this, but……I saw this on my friend’s Facebook page the other night thought it was so funny that I laughed out loud to myself then showed it to my husband and it is just so….TRUE! If this is your house too (please God don’t let it just be my kids) Then leave a comment and say YES and AMEN! 🙂 Just hope this makes you feel better and brighter today. Lots of love! Catherine

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The top 5 adaptogens to boost your mood!

In case you didn’t read yesterday’s email, we talked about a set of herbs called adaptogens that are ready to give you more energy, less stress, reduce the likelihood that you’ll get a serious disease like cancer or have a heart attack, help you sleep better, and balance your hormones. Hullo!!! Interestingly there are only 16 herbs that have been scientifically proven to possess these broad spectrum benefits. Today I’ll share with you my top 5, and over the next couple of days we’ll look at them more in depth and I’ll tell you where to get them. #1 stress busting adaptogenic…

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How adaptogens can change your life…

Got stress? Most of us do. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a group of herbs that want to help make your life better. They’re called adaptogens. The term adaptogens was coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who was interested in substances that helped the body adapt to physical and emotional stress.  By 1984 Russian scientists had published in excess of 1,500 pharmacological and clinical studies on adaptogenic herbs. Later research carried out in Germany and Japan demonstrated similar findings to that of the Russians. Russian studies revealed that they increased swimming times in the Porsolt test,…

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Don’t give up- word of encouragement for you

I remember when I was so sick 11 years ago. I used to wake up in the mornings feeling like I’d been run over by a truck. I felt so hopeless. I was only 19 and I felt like my life couldn’t get any worse. But God had a different plan for me. He had plans to prosper me, not to harm me, and to give me a hope and a future. Everything hinges on hope. If you have hope, you can weather the most difficult of life’s storms. Without hope, you’re already sunk. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. I used to be…

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A few pics of my brother’s wedding!

Last weekend was a special weekend for me. My little brother Michael, who is 25, married a beautiful woman named Corrie! The wedding took place in my parent’s backyard in Virginia- they have 5 acres and a beautiful open grassy area. My sister also got married in their backyard four years ago. She had chandeliers hanging in trees and the neighbor’s glorious horses also paid a visit to the wedding. My brother’s wedding was this past weekend and he and his wife Corrie had a gorgeous event themselves. There were beautiful sheers hanging from the trees (see the picture below)…

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