DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

For Mother’s Day this year, my husband surprised me with an order of the yummiest, most beautiful chocolate covered strawberries.  My two little ones noticed what I received, and since they love chocolate and strawberries, they each asked for one.  I did share a bite with each of them, but I ultimately told them these were Mommy’s strawberries.  This lead to my five year old immediately asking if we could make some of our own with the strawberries that I had in the fridge.  I agreed, and here we are with a new blog post for you. 🙂

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My May Young Living Essential Rewards Order

Every Friday you can look forward to posts on recipes with essential oils, diffusing combinations, and information on individual oils.  I’m going to start with the oils in the Premium Starter Kit because that is the way that most people start their essential oils journey, and I want to give you the tools you need to know what to do with the oils you purchase.  Haven’t purchased your starter kit yet? I’d love to be the person who helps you learn all about essential oils and their great applications, just click here to get started.

Want to see what I ordered in my May Young Living Essential Rewards (ER) order? Keep reading below for the list (and the freebies!). Read More »

Frugal Living: How to Feed Your Family for a Week With Just One Chicken! Recipe #9: Chicken Parmesan Bake

This is post nine in the series that started with the crockpot whole chicken.  Just finding out about this great series? Start here to catch up.

Did you catch the teaser for this blog post over on our Facebook page on Monday?  If not, make sure to head there and click “follow” so you don’t miss out on anything else in the future. For those of you who saw it, here’s what you’ve been waiting for…

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Young Living Essential Oils May 2017 Promotions

Every Friday you can look forward to posts on recipes with essential oils, diffusing combinations, and information on individual oils.  I’m going to start with the oils in the Premium Starter Kit because that is the way that most people start their essential oils journey, and I want to give you the tools you need to know what to do with the oils you purchase.  Haven’t purchased your starter kit yet? I’d love to be the person who helps you learn all about essential oils and their great applications, just click here to get started.

Have you seen this  month’s promos yet?!?  I am so excited!  What makes this month different?  Well, for one, there’s a new tier at the 340 PV level!  On top of that, the oils that Young Living is offering for FREE!! with various PV levels are perfect for Mother’s Day, which is right around the corner.  (Didn’t get Mom a gift yet? There’s still time to order some great gifts through me that can be shipped directly to your Mom! Feel free to email me at ourlittleways@outlook.com for more information)Read More »

Dollar DIY Birthday Party Favors – Minnie Mouse and Knights

April is always a eventful month for our family with Easter, our son’s birthday, and our daughter’s birthday.  This year we combined their birthday parties, but we still let each child choose their theme.  While I did scale back on the amount of decorations I had this year, I still had theme-related party favors for our guests.  Since I purchased party favors for each child’s birthday party theme, I wanted to make sure I kept the cost low.  In the past, I’ve ordered from Oriental Trading, but the party was a little last-minute this year, so I had to find the items in my budget from our local stores.  We do have a few Dollar Tree stores in the area, so there’s always that option, but we ultimately found the favors we chose at Target.Read More »

My Journey to a Chemical Free Lifestyle: DIY Veggie Wash

One of the joys of growing your own food is that you can control what you put in the soil and on your plants. At my home we are trying to grow our food as organically as possible.

Maybe you don’t have the time or place to grow your own garden. If that is the case, food at the local farmer’s market is a wonderful place to buy your produce. You are buying food that is grown locally and most of the time you get to meet the people who grew it. This allows you to ask questions about whether or not they use pesticides. The best part, to me, is that the food is usually picked fresh that day and isn’t sprayed with any waxy substance. Read More »

What’s in the Garden? Zucchini and Crookneck Squash

The zucchini plants have grown a lot in the past month.  Big yellow flowers began appearing and the honey bees have been busy spreading the pollen from flower to flower.  I have enjoyed my morning strolls in the garden watching the tiny zucchini grow larger each day.  This week I began harvesting zucchini and crookneck squash from my garden.  Oh, the joys of springtime in the garden!Read More »

Quick and Easy Crabstick Cucumber Snacks

This week’s recipe is perfect for quite a few scenarios.  The first time I had this, I ate it as a great finger food at a family wedding.  Then I learned to make it at my home and served it as an appetizer at quite a few dinners.  Lately, I’ve been using it as my Lenten-friendly Friday lunch.  It does fall under the category of “easy recipes,” but I’m not so sure how healthy it is with the crabstick and mayo.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure you could substitute greek yogurt for the mayo.  Let me know if you try it this way and how it comes out.Read More »

All About Young Living Ningxia Red – Why Should You Try It?

Every Friday you can look forward to posts on recipes with essential oils, diffusing combinations, and information on individual oils.  I’m going to start with the oils in the Premium Starter Kit because that is the way that most people start their essential oils journey, and I want to give you the tools you need to know what to do with the oils you purchase.  Haven’t purchased your starter kit yet? I’d love to be the person who helps you learn all about essential oils and their great applications, just click here to get started.

Ever heard of Young Living’s Ningxia Red?  This sweet & tangy drink is a powerful whole-body supplement. It includes wolfberry purée, which is touted for its health benefits, as well as plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts. It also includes pure vanilla extract and lemon, orange, yuzu, and tangerine essential oils for a great tasting healthy treat. (My kids look forward to their daily serving of Ningxia Red!)Read More »