Saturday, October 26, 2019

Young Living, Thieves

Beautiful, sunny day here.  About 62 degrees outside right now and we should have a lovely afternoon.

I spent a lot of time yesterday doing laundry.  But we had clean sheets to sleep on last night and that's a good thing.  Right?  

No plans for the weekend, how about you?  

There's a pot of veggie soup simmering away on the stove for our lunch.  Made biscuits this morning and it sure helped to warm up the house.  Jim was up in the wee hours with Boo and he turned on the space heater which also helped.  Neither one of us likes excess heat while we sleep.

Today I want to share Thieves Essential Oil with you. I wish I could send you all a sample so you could smell it.  It’s Divine!  It’s a blend of different oils that just make you feel good. I diffuse it a lot and I’m cleaning with it. Foaming soap is in the bathroom.

I could go on and on but I’ll share this link Thieves so you can see all the uses and learn more about it.

If you're interested in essential oils please let me know.  Just reply here or email me.  If you want to order anything click here for my site

All is right in our world

Friday, October 25, 2019

Early Winter?

Autumn around here has us wearing jeans and shoes to start the day and by 1400 or so it's time for shorts.  Yesterday a front came through bringing wind, rain and colder temperatures.  This morning it is 42 degrees outside as I type this.  If this keeps up I'll officially call it winter!

We're doing well.  No major health issues.  Jim still sounds wheezy on occasion but his breathing is adjusting to less lung capacity.  Neither one of can see worth a darn so that's next on the agenda.

Jim got a new toy!  His drone arrived day before yesterday.  After unpacking, assembling and checking things out he was able to fly it yesterday morning. It's still intact!  😅

We have uneven ground here and a lot of trees and since it's Texas...wind.  But he'll manage to squeeze in flying time, I'm sure.

Of course I stay busy with housework (never ending) and my card making.  I finally tossed the camera...and figured out how to get the pictures off my phone using the charging cord to do the transfer.  Not sure why my Samsung phone and computer don't sync anymore.  Trust me, I've been making cards!

Handmade cards because:

No one displays an email on the mantle
or shows off a tweet on the fridge

or saves a Facebook post in a box of treasures

For the year of 2019 I've challenged myself to 500 cards think I can do it?

 10 October 2019 235 cards

These three cards are Halloween based.  All paper and bling!  I don't have stamps for this occasion.  So three lucky people will get these cards.  All Stampin' Up! products

It's Friday so I'll be busy with laundry and getting clean sheets on the bed.  Busy work!  Should keep me warm

All is right in our world

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Young Living

Weather has been hot and cold this past week.  A cold front came through and we had to wear long pants and socks!  Yesterday morning it was mid 40’s when I got up.  Once the sun hit us it warmed up nicely.

Needed some groceries so once my chores were done and Jim shaved we headed out.  Since it was lunchtime we stopped in at Richter’s for the Friday special of fish and chips! They don’t call it that but it’s still tasty.  I had hot tea, Jim had iced tea and our meal only cost $13.99.  And I didn’t have to cook it!

A quick stop in HEB and a short time later we were on our way home.  By now the afternoon was beautiful.

I have decided to re-join Young Living. Mostly for my convenience and use. But I can also be your source for any Young Living Product.  From essential oils to cleaning to beauty aids.

I’ve always had an interest in essential oils and have quite a collection of them.  Besides smelling good, essential oils can be used for every day well being.  Diffusing is the easiest way to benefit.  It can lift your spirits! How many times have you caught a whiff of something and it triggered a memory?

There are six basic oils that should be in your arsenal of oils.  Lemon, Thieves, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Lavender.

Today let’s learn about Lemon. Who doesn’t like the smell of lemons? It’s used in many commercial products. We all love it.  Shouldn’t we use it in it’s pure form without added ingredients? Put a few drops on a cotton ball and place in your trash can to help with those odors.

You can add to your favorite natural cleaners to get that fresh clean scent.

Did you know that lemon can help with skin problems?  Just mix in a few drops with your face cream or hand lotion. You can also add lemon essential oil to your hair conditioner!

If you would like to learn more or order any of these oils just contact me.

All is right in our world

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cards, cards and more cards

I apologize for the quality of these pictures.  My Canon is old and I flat got tired of snapping pictures trying to get a good one.  Then I uploaded them and couldn’t find them!  Almost an hour and Jim helped.  By comparing to the pictures on my phone it looks like two have already been mailed.

Handmade cards because:

No one displays an email on the mantle
or shows off a tweet on the fridge

or saves a Facebook post in a box of treasures

For the year of 2019 I've challenged myself to 500 cards think I can do it?

 10 October 2019 232 cards

All of these cards use Stampin' Up! and Echo Park papers, ephemera and ink.  Nuvo Drops here and there and some do dads from my stash. Sequins!  because we like bling, right?

These five are from a Paper Pumpkin kit and it was supposed to make gift bags.  I just used all the stuff on cards!

By my calculations I'm way behind on making cards!  I guess I better step up the pace if I want to reach my goal.

Jim and I are well...mostly.  For some reason I've felt it necessary to nap a few times this past week and I'm having trouble with my stomach.  This has happened before, it will pass.  

All is right in our world

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Cooler Temperatures!

Finally!  Our nights are cooler, our days are cooler and I'm loving it.  I'm able to open the windows and let the gentle breeze waft through the house.  Still able to wear shorts and sandals and going out in the middle of the day is quite nice when it isn't so blazing hot.

Last Saturday we ventured out and visited Johnson City just north of us.  Very small with a population of just over 2000.  But, it is home to the LBJ Historical Park and State Park.  We only visited the the welcome center but found it informative.  We need to go back and explore.

Pecan Street Brewing is also there and that's where we had lunch.  Cold beer and good food.  

There's also a Lavender Farm that I want to visit.  Hmm, I wonder if I should wait until the flowers are blooming?  Also, it's the gateway to a bazillion wineries along highway 290.  So much to see and sample!

For some reason my Samsung phone is not syncing with this blog.  Since September 17 not one picture I've taken shows up for me to upload.  The pictures are on my phone, so I think it's a blog problem. Trust me, I've been making cards so I guess I'll have to break out my camera, find the cards and take pictures again.  I'm sure I've mailed one or two.  Unless you know the fix for this....I'll just have to do this the old fashioned way.

Jim and I are doing well.  Just the usual old people aches and pains.  His breathing is much better but still struggles a bit when doing chores.  Of course he naps most days but tries not to for a few days in a row.  What can I say?  He likes to sleep.

All is right in our world