A darling bunny family lives under our house. My boys enjoy watching them hop about in the yard, nibbling on greens and birdseed. My youngest has named them (but can he really tell which is which?). In honor of spring, Easter, and our all-season furry tenants, my kids and I crafted Pine Cone Bunnies. Of course we’re partial, but we think they’re too cute!
Spring may be just around the corner, but let’s keep it real. Right now in the midwest, it’s a balmy—that’s right, balmy— 10°. I want nothing more than a warm sweater, a blanket, and a hot drink! This afternoon while the boys were playing, I snuggled up on the couch with a book, my slippers, and a homemade Peppermint Mocha. The hot mug felt amazing in my hands, but the steamy drink was even better!
Three years ago, my husband lost his job just weeks before Christmas. Not long after, we placed our belongings in storage, moved 5 times, and did our best to stay positive throughout his unemployment. If your family has ever experienced spirit-crushing hard times, I don’t need to describe the stress and anxiety that accompany such events. I began having difficulty sleeping. Night after night I tossed, turned, and became increasingly anxious about our future.
With two little ones at home, I desperately needed restorative sleep. Rather than turning to medication, I searched for healthy, holistic solutions and discovered essential oils. I still remember the night I dripped two drops of Lavender Essential Oil onto my hairbrush before bed. As I brushed my hair, I breathed deep, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best! You know what…I slept soundly the entire night!
Since then, I’ve been passionate about essential oils, and for good reason! Peppermint Essential Oil soothes my headaches, Thieves Essential Oil supports my family’s health, and Tea Tree Oil improves the clarity of my skin. I’ve replaced artificially scented candles with oil diffusers that naturally freshen our home. I even clean our bathroom with essential oils!
This past fall, many of my blogging colleagues began supplementing their family’s income by selling essential oils. As I watched their businesses grow and read success story after success story, I began to wonder—is selling essential oils right for me?
In my last post, I shared how I get a kick out of introducing my boys to things I enjoyed as a kid. This is another one of those activities! I have bright, happy memories of elementary school crafts, particularly this style of tissue paper art. Shared below is a free printable for creating Scrunchy Shamrock Art. It’s fun for school or home, develops fine-motor skills, and looks awfully cute on the refrigerator!
When I was a little girl, creating fingerprint art was one of my favorite rainy day activities. I always get a kick out of introducing the boys to things I loved as a kid. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Peanut-Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats, and Popcorn by Frank Asche—things my boys now adore too! I recently gathered them around the kitchen table to create Fingerprint Comics. What a hit!
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