Being Faithful to God's Calling Through Adoption

We walked through the doors of the orphanage to the sight of 20 or so toddlers going outside to play.   One little boy was looking a bit wary as the orphanage worker was telling hi...

A Few Things to Know Before Making Essential Oil Roller Bottles

A Few Things to Know Before Making Essential Oil Roller Bottles Recently, I was trimming ivy in my front yard and ended up with lots of mosquito bites. Not fun and super itchy.  Th...

Easing Back to School with FASD

Going back to school is always filled with the excitement of seeing friends, getting school supplies, new teachers, new clothes and a fun lunchbox.  It also, brings with it anxious...

Secrets to Mom Survival of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Living with and raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a wild ride!  It presents challenges that go beyond the typical scope of parenting.  I don’t know ab...

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a holiday favorite!  They are fun to make and decorate.  One's creativity has no end with sugar cookies.   I have to admit they have not always been my favorite. ...

Words of Wisdom from Adoptive Parents

Words of Wisdom For Future Adoptive Parents Adoption is such an exciting and yet personal journey.  You share with everyone and yet there are those precious moments you share only ...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is in the air and I am thinking pumpkins and spice!  Really, this recipe is great anytime of the year!  This is one of the first recipes I created when our family had to becom...

Fall Diffuser Recipes

Fall is in the air!  Pumpkins, spice, fall leaves!  What better way to bring fall into your home than with some amazing essential oil diffuser recipes?!  When I diffuse  CPTG essen...

Mom's Best Chocolate Cake

We all have those special occasions when you need an allergy friendly cake but aren't sure where to find one.  If you have food allergies in your family, you know what I'm talking ...

2 Simple Changes to Support Healthy Emotions

Out of control emotions, compromised immune system, digestive issues, physical discomfort, lack of sleep, food allergies. Sound familiar?   Several years ago, my husband and I adop...

Internal Use of Essential Oils in Your Daily Routine

You probably already know that there are 3 main ways to use your essential oils…   ●     Aromatic: When you inhale your oils from the bottle, diffuser jewelry, or use a cool mist ...

Stuffed Chicken Tomatoes

I LOVE using essential oils internally is in my cooking.  It is so easy to substitute oils for herbs and spices...AND...did you know that essential oils are 50-70 times more powerf...

DIY Skin Care

You probably already know that your skin is the largest organ in our body.  Taking care of it is super important to the aging process and helping us feel like we are staying young ...

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Chocolate and Peppermint together is one of my favorite combinations.  That hint of minty goodness in creamy chocolate, makes my mouth water. Gluten, dairy, nut free brownies have ...

Banana Bread

Fresh baked banana bread coming out of the oven…the warm enticing smell of bananas and butter, maybe even a touch of cinnamon…OH BUT WAIT…we are gluten and dairy free. One of my fo...

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Every now and then I have a moment where I realize that I need a quick, easy dessert or snack to take somewhere.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I was preparing to go teach a cl...

Chocolate Chip Coconut Applesauce Muffins

One of my favorite things to do is create or modify recipes to fit our food allergy diet.  I didn’t used to feel this way.  At the very beginning of our journey, I was quite overwh...

Chocolate Peppermint Drizzle

I love making plain recipes look like I spent a lot of time on them.  Most of the recipes I look for need to be simple, meet our dietary restrictions and taste good.  My favorite i...

Lavender and Dolphins

Recently, my girls and I had the opportunity to have a water experience with dolphins. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Both girls love dolphins but my oldest daughter has expressed a...

Easy Conversions from Herbs to Essential Oils in Cooking

I have been experimenting lately with cooking with my essential oils. Herbs and spices have many health benefits and I want to increase that by substituting the essential oils for ...