4 simple ways to give gifts that matter

Do your gifts matter or are they misfits?Okay, fess up, how many gifts have you received over the years that went unopened, unworn, unused, regifted or eventually delegated to the donation pile? Now, don't get me wrong, I TOTALLY appreciate anytime someone takes the time to think about me and get a gift for me. But I don't want to be the giver that gives the gifts that are ...

Lavender: Who doesn't need more calm in their life?

I am not a floral-y person and have never been a fan of lavenderGenerally,I gravitate towards spicy, woodsy scents - but let me tell you, I HAVE joined the doTERRA Lavender fan club. I never knew how effective it is at calming down just about everything. From easing grumpy moods to soothing occasional skin irritations, it's got it all going on. You need this in your life. I've been reading a lot of the chemistry behind why Lavender is so effective, a lot of it has to with the Linalool cont...

DIY Deep Hair Conditioner

I have girls with some serious hair.The two lovelies on the left did not get their curls from me. Their hair is THICK, and often in need of some TLC. Emily (the one on the far right) and I share similar hair qualities. While we don't have the curl, our hair is still in need of deep conditioning from time to time. My hair is an odd combo of straight and inconveniently wavy so I tend to use a straightener on it to get rid of the weirdness. When I saw this DIY from doTERRA, I totally down with it. I need to take before and after pics next time, especially for the curly haired two. Easy ingr...

Flare Away - RA Flare Repellant

I would totally buy Flare Repellant. If it only really were a thingRA is a pain in the ass. Plain and simple. I can dance around it and try to use better language, but facts is facts. Diet, exercise, and oils allow me to keep the beast at bay most of the time and avoid the flare, but there's so much about this disease that defies logic and understanding. It's a confusing disease that can suck the life out if you if you're not careful. I was there at the edge. So believe me, if you're discouraged, frustrated, depressed, just generally miserable, I've been there. You know what makes my RA worse? Stress. it's like the worst trigger EVER. How many of you can relate? So if we can ditch the stress, maybe we can ditch the fl...