Sometimes I have things I’ve been doing for years, that I realize y’all might be able to benefit from too. Case in point – today’s quick little tip! This special tip for how to pare down your closet is one that really has become second nature to me, but I don’t think I have ever shared! Not only does it make choosing clothes for each day easier, but it also helps me keep my closet from getting full of stuff I don’t like, clothes that don’t fit or things that I really don’t wear.
I’ve been using and making foam soap for years and years. Every once in a while, when I try to use my soap, the foam soap dispenser won’t work at all. It’s become completely clogged! More often than not, I discover this clogged soap dispenser when I have raw chicken on my hands… of course! I’ll try to push down and pump out the soap, but nothing happens. The pump is stuck, clogged with old goopy soap. Yuck. After some trial and error, I figured out the best way to clean out your foam soap dispenser!
I know this is riveting stuff, and that’s why I’m here – to share incredible, amazing, err…practical tips with y’all!
Makeup is one of my favorite things! I love getting ready everyday. Seriously, y’all, I really enjoy painting my barn and putting my face on. But then when it comes the time of day to remove makeup…well that’s a different story!
I used to do this thing where I’d go to sleep without taking my makeup off. My young and dumb days, I guess you could call it. I’d always have breakouts and look like a raccoon with black circles. I don’t like using coconut oil to remove eye makeup. I know lots of people swear by it, but I’m not a fan. It always gets in my eyes, and then I have foggy eye syndrome. But no more!
Before I share my word for this year, let me just be real with you for a minute. I don’t know that I have ever actually made a New Year’s Resolution. To be honest, I always kind of thought they were stupid. But then as all the chatter around resolutions has shifted to this “word for the year” thing, I was intrigued. I figured, well everyone else is doing it, why not me? No, I’m kidding. Y’all know me well enough to know that I didn’t do it because it was popular. I just decided a word for the year was something I could benefit from doing! It is good to set a “theme” for your year to give you something to reference and see how you’re doing, just like it is good to set goals so you can measure how well you’re doing on something you want to accomplish. [Read more…]
I’ve been talking about essential oils for a pretty good while now… and y’all, it’s going to keep on being a favorite topic of mine for a LONG time to come! Today I want to share 5 things that essential oils can do for you. I know they can do these for you, because this is true of EVERYONE. Before we jump in, I probably should clarify that on all five of these, I’m specifically referring to Young Living Essential Oils, because that’s the brand I use, the brand I know, and the brand I trust. I’ve tried others and…well…I can’t necessarily say that about them. [Read more…]
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and my family of six is nestled together in our church pew, listening intently as the pastor brings a good word from the pulpit. No more than five seconds pass and I look over to see my 3 year old has drawn a mural on the cover the hymnal and my 5 year old has torn his bulletin into about 800 tiny pieces. While I’m distracted by this, my one year old in my lap manages to tap her snack bowl in just the right spot to baptize the women in the row in front of us with a shower of Cheerios. Yep…church is hard right now.
Can I just say that again? Church is hard!!
Is work-life balance a real thing?
As homemakers, whether we work inside the home or outside the home, the work-life balance struggle is real. It’s something that y’all ask about quite often. For years, I struggled to find that balance, I have read books, listened to podcasts, and done research online. I was trying to determine if am I giving enough to my family, my work, my friends, my church, my neighbors and my community, and myself, personally?
And you know what? I always ended feeling defeated. I felt like I was bashing my head against the wall. Like a total, complete, utter failure.
What even is work/life balance?
Dear Stacy… How in the world do you get so much done?
I get asked this ALL the time. And I promise you I do NOT do it all. Which means this is something I need to talk to y’all more about! If you think I’m going to tell you how I do it all, you’re reading the wrong blog. Today, I’m sharing how to chose what to bomb.
Don’t worry, we’re not destroying anything… in case you’re wondering about that.
If you’ve been a follower for a while or have known Barry and me for a long time, then you know that we are very transparent. We are always open and honest with y’all. Even though for some reason talking about money is taboo, Barry and I don’t think that makes any sense, as long as we’re talking about it in the right spirit. In today’s post, we’re going to get into the details specifically about the Young Living business, because that’s where we’re spending a lot of time lately and we love it. For you, it may be something else – I get it. I still think you’ll find some value even if you find Young Living isn’t for you, so don’t move on just yet.
My husband and I are independent distributors of Young Living essential oils and when we originally purchased oils, we said we weren’t going to do the whole business thing. But that was not God’s plan! We found ourselves going down a path that we didn’t anticipate and we have been so very blessed that God’s plans were (and still are) bigger than our own.
Now, by law, whenever I talk about the business side of Young Living, I have to share the income disclosure. You’re going to see some really big numbers and it may shock or surprise you. People get uncomfortable talking about money, especially big numbers, but money is not evil, y’all. The Bible doesn’t say money is the root of all evil, it says the love of money is the root of all evil. In the hands of good people, money can do amazing things! In order to give more, you have to make more! [Read more…]
Because we eat almost all “homemade” food, I often take an entire day to dedicate to cooking things from scratch. I actually bake twice a week – Wednesday and Saturday. But Wednesday is my true Kitchen Day or “Baking Day.” When first trying to tackle a baking day, it can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be!