Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Disc Covers

When I would give someone their disc of pictures after a photo shoot, I would put it in a plain white CD sleeve. Nothing special, but not super lame either (it's better than a cd in a plastic ziploc bag). This weekend I learned how to make some awesome covers! I'll post a picture of a finished cover, and hopefully remember to take pictures to show you how to make them later this week. Hopefully. haha

Notes to Self

I don't have the best memory, which is probably why I don't post here very often, but I want to try to get better. My first step in attempting to improve is to write a list of what I want to post. I will probably add to this list as time goes on, but at least it will all be right here. It will be a quick reference for me, and you can help keep me accountable to it if you'd like ;)

My List

  • My garage "studio"
  • How to set up the "Santa Baby" photo shoot
  • Books I've read
  • Oils I use, along with tips and suggestions on how to use them
  • Crafts in progress and finished
  • Lesson Plans?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Essential Oils

Hi All!

I've always been interested in homeopathic-type things, but never really applied it to my life until recently. It makes sense to me that we should be putting things in our bodies that are as close to the products' natural form as possible. I don't eat all organic but I think it's great for people who do (I wish we could, but our wallets won't allow it).
The idea of "all natural" applies to medicines as well. I am slowly but surely converting our "medicine cabinet" (we actually have a medicine box) from having things such as Advil, Immodium, Tums, Neosporin... to doTerra's essentials oils like Peppermint, Digestzen, and Lavender.

I know a few people who are skeptical about essential oils, but I can tell you that they work!
You can use oils for cleaning, cooking, healing, and more. I love to use the Lavender on my chest when I go to bed, it completely knocks me out. I put some on my husband, Vince, one night and he had the best sleep he'd had in a long time. One of my favorite blends of oils is called "Elevation: The Joyful Blend." Vince calls it my "happy juice." It literally can help you go from wanting to kill everyone, to giving them all hugs instead! Here's a description of it from the doTerra website:

Elevation is the perfect blend for those moments when you need to be revitalized. This exciting blend provides an invigorating combination of CPTG® essential oils that can elevate your mood and increase your energy. Elevation is a blend of lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus and sandalwood blended flawlessly for an immediate and dramatic effect. For aromatic or topical use.

If you want more information, please let me know. If you live near me, I will happily give you the wholesale price on the oils. My goal is not to make money off of this. I didn't sign up in order to put some extra cash in my pocket. I honestly signed up so that I could give my friends the discounted price like my friends had been giving me. I just want everyone to use and love these oils as much as I do.
My entire Bible study uses them now and LOVES them!!

Please contact me if you would like more info or the wholesale price. Or you can go to