Spring Wreath and a Husband’s Honest Opinion


Happy spring everyone! I asked my husband what he thought of our new spring wreath. I used 6” ribbon versus mesh wreath material and was uncertain of the results. I needed his opinion. He looked me straight in the eyes and said nothing. He pursed his lips and I could tell he was trying to find a “nice” way to let me down easy. Instead of telling me I made an ugly wreath he goes into his philosophy that we should only have a wreath for Christmas. He doesn’t understand why we “need” a wreath for each holiday. gasp Continue reading

Homemade Deodorant for Stinky Pits

Homemade deodorant

Being told by your husband that you stink is humbling. I once tried to switch my chemical-laden deodorant to a natural deodorant and it didn’t go well. It went so bad that my husband had to break down and tell me that I stunk, really bad. So when I told him that I was going to make my own deodorant, I shouldn’t have been surprised by the terrified look on his face and the question of “Are you sure you want to do that?!?” Continue reading

Sleepytime Linen Spray (or Monster Spray)

Monster Spray

Is your bunny neglecting his monster duty? Do you need to implement the big guns? Enter Monster Away Spray. Kidding … but in all seriousness anything that helps get your kiddos or even you a better night’s rest is welcome in our household. Continue reading

Valentine Wreath

Have you ever made something and was super impressed with yourself? I made this Valentine’s Day wreath last year and was over the moon with how it turned out. I fell in love with the wreaths I saw on Pinterest and on Etsy but didn’t want to fork over $75 to $150 for a wreath I was going to hang on my door for a month.

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Peppermint Grapefruit Body Scrub


*Photo courtesy of the Happy Oilers photography team

Did you know that grapefruit essential oil contains large amounts of the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain, which helps break down cellulite?

In addition to grapefruit essential oil there are other essential oils that help improve the appearance of your skin. I love experimenting with different essential oil combinations. You never know what your new favorite scent combination will be until you experiment. Plus each essential oil has therapeutic benefits that go far beyond helping you improve skin tone. Continue reading

Fall Wreath and a Tasty Treat

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I love fall. I love the earthy colors. I love the cooler weather and now I LOVE beer that tastes exactly like root beer. My cousin recommended this beer and swore it tasted like root beer. I was skeptical, but I’m completely on board now. I usually don’t like the taste of beer, never have, until now. (BTW … I’m not paid to provide my testimonial, this is utter SHOCK that I actually like any form of beer.) So if you’re not a beer lover or if you are and you also love root beer, then you gotta try Not Your Father’s Root Beer. I found a six-pack at Trader Joe’s. Continue reading

Carpet Freshener

Carpet Freshener using Young Living Purification Essential Oil

I love my dog. He turned 10 this year and is still as sweet and puppy-like as when I first adopted him at nine months old. But he can be very stinky. VERY stinky. All 60 pounds of him can be VERY stinky. Once a week when I vacuum I sprinkle the carpets and his doggie bed with this carpet freshener. The combination of baking soda and Young Living’s Purification essential oil absorbs the odors and my house smells fresh and clean. Continue reading