25 November 2014

Essential Oils Kit | Giveaway

Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to self care and growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils. Many have powerful cleansing properties. Their unique chemical structure allows them to pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response to tropical application. Certain oils may be used as dietary aids to promote vitality and well-being.
Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of the three methods:
  • Aromatic :: Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and smoothing. Diffusing essential oils can also purify the air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens
  • Topical :: Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied
  • Internal :: Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions
Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive, healthful effects of essential oils are boundless.

That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.

The Introduction to Essential Oils Kit includes the introductory audio CD and booklet and a 5 mL bottle of dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils. The stunning presentation box also includes suggested uses of the included oils providing your prospects with an immediate experience of the life-changing benefits of essential oils.

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24 November 2014

Office | #SimplyFreeHomeTour

From the dining room, across the hall is the office, so it seemed natural to show you this room next! Aside from blogging, I have always liked having a desk to work on bible studies, write cards, do work, etc. so having a dedicated office space was certainly on our priority list when house hunting. We decided to make the academic space in our house reflect where we went to school, so it it quite decked out in all things Auburn, ad we like it that way :) I mean, we have a combined four degrees from there and we're both pretty much obsessed with all things involving our alma mater, so what better place to hang our diplomas and AU memorabilia than one of the first rooms you see? This is another one of y favorite spaces in the house for sure! Though, as you'll see, I'll probably say that about every room in our house. Which makes my heart smile. Check out our home office space, and see the full index below to see the other rooms!

desk | local consignment store
rug | Target
baskets | World Market
desktop organizer | antique letterblock printer's tray from my grandmother
bookshelves | The Christmas Tree Store
antique school desk | it was my grandmother's from when she was in grade school

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21 November 2014


I am always up for new products that make life easier and that are practical. I was so excited to get the #ModaVoxBox in the mail for that very reason! Plus there were coupons, which is always an extra incentive for purchasing more products in the future. Check out the picture below and the breakdown of each item to learn more and check out these items for yourself!

1 | Resource Water: I always water with me in some capacity and I loved the size of this bottle. It's big enough to have lots of water and still easy to tote. The best part about it is that if you order online you can have it shipped to you! #refreshwithrescource

2 | Swiss Miss 5 Ingredient Hot Cocoa: As much as I love coffee, a good cup of hot cocoa is the perfect dessert to share with the husband! And he is a sucker for some hot cocoa. The thing I love most about this one is that it only has 5 ingredients. FIVE. Can't get any better than that. #swissmisssimplycocoa

3 | Puffs Soft Pack: We always have tissues of some nature everywhere we go, but the hardest spot to have a pack has by far been the car. The soft pack is perfect for that because it will squeeze into the compartment behind the seat, easily be tossed from the front to the back seats, and even be stuffed into your bag for on the go! I am a huge fan of these & they come in cute patterns! #passthepuffs

4 | Clairol Hair Food: I never like to put products in my hair, and if we're honest I'm doing good to get my haircut more than once a year. So I was a little hesitant to try this one out, but since I have very thick and dry hair, I figured it was worth a go! I was COMPLETELY impressed. My hair felt incredible (I mean post haircut awesome)after using this. Super silky & shiny, and hear me on this - NOT oily like I was afraid of. I wash my hair about every 5-7 days depending on sweat/rain/etc. and by my usual "wash day" it was only a tiny bit oiler than usual. Go to Target and buy some now. For real. #HairFood #Target

5 | Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion: I use hand sanitizer and wash my hands at my work about a billion times a day, so my hands get dry pretty easy. I always have lotion around, and was excited that this one was an ultra healing version. After using it daily my hands are certainly softer and the best part is that it doesn't have some crazy smell so I can hint for the husband to use as well and it doesn't assault  the senses in closed spaces like the car. It's the perfect size to fit in my purse too! #1WeekToGorgeous

6 | Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara, Lip Liner & Lipstick: If you know me at all you know I don't wear hardly any makeup. Usually I don't wear anything at all or I will use mascara for a work event or date night out. To give you a clear picture, at my brother's wedding recently my aunt was flabbergasted when she thought I was applying lipstick only to shake her head when I told her it was merely pink chapstick. That being said, I take my mascara pretty seriously, and want there to be a dramatic difference when I wear it. This certainly boosts my lashes and make my eyes stand out! As for the lip liner & lipstick, I liked the neutral color and that it had a moisture component so it felt more like chapstick. As far as lipstick goes, I think it might just be my starter into using some every now and then! #rockinit #Rimmel #moisturerenew

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster. All thoughts and opinions are my own, however, and are solely based on my experience with these companies and their products. Subsequent social media posts are also considered entries for various #contest opportunities.
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18 November 2014

Dining Room | #SimplyFreeHomeTour

So I know it's Tuesday, but if you came here yesterday, you'll have noticed that I teamed up with some awesome ladies to share in some holiday love. If you missed it, be sure to check it out :) Now, on to our dining room! You may remember our Pottery Barn inspired farmhouse table that the husband and I (mostly the husband) created, or seeing our Antique China Cabinet we restored, but here is the whole room together, ready to be filled for countless dinner parties with family and friends! It may just be one of my favorite rooms in the house, and one of the first rooms you see, so I wanted to share it first!

china cabinet | Restored
chairs | Target (yellow) & Ashley Home Furniture (from previous table)
orb chandelier | World Market
table decor | Target (runner) & World Market (napkins/holders, pumpkins & tea lights)

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17 November 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Now that birthday has past, I am allowing myself to get the tiniest bit of excited about Christmas. Mind you, Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday, but Christmas is a close second. And as the music is on the radio, decorations are up in the mall, and it basically everywhere you turn, it's kinda hard to not get in the spirit! And I'll be honest, I'm ready to sip on a gingerbread latte in my favorite red cup, while snuggled up in front of the fireplace watching Love Actually. So to get us in the mood, here's a few of the things I'm looking forward to most this Christmas!

What are you looking forward to this holiday season? Looking for even more ideas? Check out these sweet ladies and hop around for some more holiday creativity!

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