Thursday, September 18, 2014

Be Happy

Easier said than done some days,  I know!   It's been a week,  let me tell you.   But the little things get me through.  

Xiola told me,  "Good job mommy!" on learning to French braid yesterday morning for picture day.

Lola declared that we were the best parents in the world because she truly earned her first real phone. 

And my oil therapy has helped keep me in better moods. 

What helps you get through stressful times? 



Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Yes,  it's an oily giveaway!   And the easiest kind.   Simply leave a comment and through the magic of the random generator,  one lucky person will win the Allergy Trio of Young Living oils.   Three 15ml bottles!   One each of Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon!   Easy!   Giveaway ends at midnight Friday September 19th.

Anyone who suffers from allergies knows how hard it can be some days,  the trio really works though!   So don't miss out!   Good Luck!  (If you are interested in purchasing a full Premium Starter kit with Home Diffuser at a wholesale price, here is the link!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Us humans are kind of silly, aren't we? I laugh at the fact that we are naturally so skeptical about things that are NATURAL, but don't think twice about popping a pill for headaches or allergies etc.... something man-made in a lab. Hmm. 

I surely researched Young Living, the company that I use essential oils from, but did I research the founder of Motrin or Allegra before I began using those? Did I question HOW those could possibly fix a headache or allergies... yet I totally questioned HOW essential oils- something natural and from our earth and good for us- could possibly fix my headache or allergies?

I'm not saying toss your meds and throw all care to the wind and that essential oils are the cure all for everything in the world. But I surely am thinking twice before running to the medicine cabinet and letting my NATURAL oils help in the ways they can (which are SO MANY), before resorting to toxins and chemicals for my family.

Much love and good health!


Thursday, September 4, 2014


Wow!  Time really went by.   But I am back and looking forward to connecting with you all again.  Lots of changes around here to share and lots of things to talk about.  So pardon my absence...I am back.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Handmade Holidays

Another holiday season is upon us...the years are flying by!!  My needles are clickety clacking and the sewing machine will soon be whirring away as I get the girls handmade gifts ready.  Sweaters, new mittens, hats, clothes, art supplies and fun homemade wood toys will hopefully fill their Christmas morning with cheer!  We rarely buy a holiday gift for them, preferring homemade.  The girls make gifts for each other and for whoever they want to give to.  This year we are also making cookies to share with the neighbors and I made Kahlua to share with the grown-ups! 

The girls' big gift this year is our sweet Kona of course.   She seems to be settling in now.  We took her to my brother's house yesterday to meet their sweet dog, Roo.  They got along well!  The kids had a blast playing with their cousins and I had a great visit with my bro and sister-in-law.  Now it's back to Mama's Workshop as we dive in with the crafting!  Wish me luck!

What are you working on this year?  Peace!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Meet Our Newest Family Member

We have aquired a new little girl to our household.  We are pleased to introduce you to our little beauty - Kona!  She is a 4 and a half month old lab/husky/german shepherd mix and the sweetest thing on the planet!  She has super intense eyes with one a pale blue and the other a bright amber/gold!  She moved in on Thursday night and is quietly getting acclimated to her new home.  She absolutely adores the girls, especially Xi.  Neither of the girls knew this was happening.  We have always told them no dogs, even up to a couple nights before she arrived.  We wanted to surprise them with the best holiday gift we've ever given them, and man oh man were they surprised!

Enjoy the pics!


Lakeway Resort and Spa Events - Gingerbread Nights

Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing / Ring ting tingle-ing too...

Yes, the holidays are here and I have been asked to share an event you won't want to miss!  Lakeway Resort and Spa's "Gingerbread Nights" on Friday and Saturday nights - December 1 - December 17th.   

Executive Chef Jeff Axline is creating a gingerbread village which will be on display in the main lobby everyday beginning December 1.  Along with this amazing display,  between 6pm-8pm there will be kid's activities.  Fun things to do such as ornament decorating on Friday nights and gingerbread cookie decorating on Saturday nights. 

Additionally, various groups and artists from the community, including Lake Travis High School harpist Whitney Souery, will be singing and caroling many of your Christmas favorites.   

And so the adults are not left out, there will be a full bar available at the back porch (near the lobby) as well as hot chocolate for the kids.

This is free and open to the public.  Hope to see you all there!!!  Peace and Happy Holiday!