Monday, December 18, 2017

Family Christmas Pics

My family is everything to me and truly such an incredible gift from the Lord.
God has done so much in our family these last few years and we are so grateful that the Lord has walked so closely with us through everything. 
This year has been especially sweet! 
















Merry Christmas, friends!!
Xoxo


The Nutcracker



Several years ago at Christmas time, my oldest daughter saw an advertisement for The Nutcracker by our house and every day that we drove passed it she asked to go. At that time in our lives we couldn’t afford it and every year since then we haven’t been able to. Christmas has been tight for our family for years. I remember that same year we couldn’t even afford a Christmas tree (which is one of my very favorite things) and on Christmas Eve my husband was able to get a free tree from the grocery store by our house because they couldn’t sell anymore. It made me cry out of joy and gratitude while also feeling so humbled by the reality of our family’s finances. It was such a little thing but such a big thing. The Nutcracker has been one of those little/big things for me to do with my daughters and last night we finally were able to go. The lights lowered and the orchestra started playing and this mama started to cry again out of so much gratitude for all that the Lord has provided for my family. Getting dressed up and going with my beautiful daughters to something that has been on our list for years was a dream come true and a memory that we get to have forever of the first time we went to see The Nutcracker together. Sometimes the little things are the things that last a lifetime in our hearts. #dreamsdocometrue

Monday, December 11, 2017

Bookstore memories...








This little book store, the one my sweet second-born and I skipped to while on a special day out with just us and her daddy recently, was the very same bookstore I would walk into as a little girl with my dad. He was a book lover, and never went anywhere without at least one book with him at all times. Every time I smell the scent of old books I have a flood of memories come to my mind of my dad. Our home growing up had towers of books in every room it seemed and his office was full to overflowing with more books than a bookstore (or at least that’s how I remember it). The ability to read a million books skipped me and went to my oldest daughter, which my dad would’ve loved to see. The only book that I can pick up everyday and never get enough of is the Bible. He read it to me every night and the stories kept my heart and mind fascinated since childhood. The Bible has brought me comfort in my darkest days and moments of fear as well as been the place I run to in my moments of greatest joy. The time my dad took to invest God’s Word into my heart as a little girl has stayed with me long after my dad left this life and finally met Jesus face-to-face. What we do in life matters. What we invest into our children is their inheritance. I’m so thankful that my dad gave me such a love for scripture and pointed me to Jesus because it’s shown me where my greatest strength is found.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DIY Sugar Scrub!


DIY Sugar Scrub!
1c white sugar
1/4-1/2c organic coconut oil
15ish drops of Young Living Essential Oil
Mix together and put in a cute jar!
Perfect gift to put with your Savvy Minerals Lipgloss!
Easy Peasy!

Here's a video on it too!




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Xoxo
Abbi

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wellness Must Haves!

With the Fall/Winter here I thought I'd share what I keep on hand to help support our wellness and immune systems and how we use them! 
I'm just a mama, not a doctor, but here's what we use and love!
Your diet, water intake and exercise all play a big role in 
health as well, so keep that in mind.




THIEVES for allllll the things. We diffuse it all throughout the day. I have a roller bottle that I put  Thieves, Oregano, Lemon and a carrier oil in and we roll it on the bottoms of our feet every morning before leaving the house and every night before bed (I'll roll it down my children's spines for an added boost!). I will also put a drop or two of Thieves Vitality in my water every night for an immune boost. Tastes like Christmas!

Inner Defense is an incredible supplement that my hubby and I take anytime we are fighting something or are around people that our fighting something. Young Living describes it saying it "reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves® which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support." Yes Please!

GSE (Grapefruit seed extract)! This is so incredible! VERY strong taste so make sure you mix it with water or orange juice but it has SO many benefits!! Look it up!

Activated Charcoal! If you have any stomach yuck going around, this is your go-to! I researched it before when I had food poisoning and it saved the day for me. I read a lot of mama-blogs too that gave this to their children and how well it helped them. I've given it to my kids in water (it's tasteless) and called it "pirate water" and they loved it and it totally helped them. I would encourage you to do a little research on this stuff and keep it on hand!

Keeping things clean!
The Thieves Household Cleaner is AHHHHH-mazing!! One capful and then fill the rest of your glass bottle with water! Smells like a dream and cleans like a boss. I'll add some baking soda to the counters/sink/tub/toilet if I need an extra scrub. Safe to have around your littles (it actually supports their immune system while you clean!!) and you don't have to worry about calling poison control if they find it. That's HUGE peace of mind as a mama.

Clean Hands:
We LOVE the Thieves hand soap too. You will definitely want to sniff your hands after washing them because it's really THAT good! 




Health and Wellness is so important to our family, especially with four kids in the house. We've found so much support in so many ways since joining Young Living and getting plugged into a team of people who have walked with me on this journey of health. If you aren't a member, I would LOVEEEEE to help you get started!! Let me know or follow the link at the bottom of this page! 



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Xoxo

Abbi


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

DIY Non-Toxic Candles



Hey friends! 
On Facebook and Instagram I doing a new series on Holiday Gift Ideas! 
Here's a video I did on making these super simple non-toxic candles!



You can follow along for more daily oily fun on Instagram @theoilsmarket

lovelove,
Abs

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

Here are pictures from Halloween this year! 
We walked around to little shops with friends, took pictures, 
grabbed some Starbucks and enjoyed family time.
The holidays are so special with kids.
Love seeing their personalities come out 
in picking costumes and dressing up.