Saturday, March 29, 2014

An Updated Version of 60 Tips

So, I came across this incredible post today on a blog called "Serendipity and Creativity" called: 60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl's Life.

It is such a great list that I wanted to share it. I did make some changes to it though...slight but helpful ones that help you save money, keep it natural and add tons of life giving wellness! My changes/additions are in purple.
  1. Download a banking app.
  2. Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life. Add 100% pure essential oils for added benefits! (Peppermint, Lavender, On Guard, Fennel...all good options!)
  3. Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.
  4. Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up. Make your own natural lip balm...with Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oil for amazing soft lips!
  5. Add 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil to your Lip Gloss to make lips voluptuous.
  6. Check out thrift stores. You may have to wash things three times before you get the old lady smell out, but it’s well worth it. Add 1 drop of Lavender essential oil and you may only need to wash it once to get the smell out.
  7. Never buy cheap jeans.
  8. Buy cheap sunglasses instead.
  9. Don’t chase boys.
  10. Wrinkle spray and a hair dryer erase all need to ever use an iron for all of you lazy iron-ers like me.
  11. Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels.
  12. Wear slippers when you’re traveling.
  13. Wear slippers at all moments that it’s even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.
  14. Spend a little extra money on your make up; it’s so worth it.
  15. Get running sneakers that are actually effective and not just cute.
  16. NEVER go to bed with your make up on.
  17. Get like a thousand packs of make up wipes, because they work the best. Make your own natural ones to save money and your face!
  18. Buy your wine from a box, it’s way more cost efficient and being “wine classy” is so overrated.
  19. Carry headphones in your pocket at all times.
  20. Pick your girls over your boyfriend often, because almost always, the guys come and go and the girls are still there.
  21. Get a really nice strapless or “sticky bra” and you will realize how much better everything looks without your old straps popping out.
  22. Wash your face.
  23. THE DOLLAR TREE CAN AND WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL.
  24. Never neglect to paint your toe nails.
  25. Eat breakfast.
  26. Make a summer playlist for when you need to walk in the cold and start actually getting depressed.
  27. Get a super awesome coffee mug.
  28. Realize that you can pull off red lipstick, rock it girl.
  29. Make guys take you on dates that don’t involve a bar or dingy basement.
  30. Never try dieting pills or fads. It’s all a bunch of garbage, just be healthy.
  31. Call your mom when you need help.
  32. Forget name brands. No one really cares, and you will have three times the wardrobe to choose from if you shop at Tj Maxx and Marshalls first.
  33. Make sure you have at least one friend that likes your favorite TV shows.
  34. And your favorite snacks.
  35. There is this amazing invention called “boob tape” to wear with strapless dresses and you need to purchase it. You don’t need twenty candid photos of you pulling up your dress on the dance floor at a formal event anymore.
  36. Ask for a white coat underneath the color when you get your nails done and the color you wanted looks so much more vibrant. Also, go for the glitz nail.
  37. Never spend too much time crying over a boy.
  38. Order the dressing or sauce on the side ladies. You’d be amazed at the difference.
  39. Always try clothing on before you buy it. Don’t even try to reason with yourself, “Well I don’t need to try this on”, yes you do.
  40. Drink as much water as humanly possible. Add 1-2 drop of Lemon essential oil to every ounce of water for added benefits and detoxing your kidney/liver!
  41. One foundation does not fit all. Your skin is unique; so spend the time to get a foundation that doesn’t look like you just smudged your face with paint.
  42. Use your iCalendar on your phone for reminders. It sends you emails and will give you instant organization.
  43. Get a microwaveable heat pad. Your cramps and back will thank you for the rest of your days. Make your own...add a couple drops of Serenity essential oil blend for overall relaxation. And do your hormones/cramps a huge favor by buying Clary Calm essential oil blend. Trust me on this one!
  44. Understand that Ben and Jerry’s will always be the best remedy for a broken heart and no shame is ever needed in that.
  45. Stock your car, desk, and bags with hand sanitizer. Make your own. Super easy, cheap and natural...and it guarantees that it’s non-alcoholic. 
  46. Keep Advil in your purse for your every day headaches.  Keep Peppermint essential oil in your purse for your headache. Just a sniff and a dab on your temples, back of neck can do the trick. And it doubles as a breath freshener as well!
  47. Band-Aids too, heels are beautiful little monsters.
  48. Befriend store associates because they actually will help you.
  49. Light butter popcorn is actually a great choice.
  50. Exercise when you’re stressed out.
  51. You can and will never have too many pairs of underwear. Buy as many as you want girlfriend.
  52. Find the perfect moisturizer. Make the perfect moisturizer. Coconut oil and a couple drops of an essential oil (citrus essential oils are a great way to brighten your skin).
  53. Accessories are life changing.
  54. Take bubble baths. Make it an Epsom Salt bath with a few drops of essential oils for added relaxation and detoxification. Lavender and Serenity blend are fabulous for this!
  55. Have granola bars on hand at all times.
  56. Read as much as you can for your own enjoyment. You shouldn’t forget about what interests you.
  57. Look natural in photos and smile with your teeth. Don’t do that weird grimace smile; your teeth are perfect just the way they are. Use On Guard toothpaste to help whiten, clean and strengthen your teeth.
  58. Don’t blow off going to the doctor or dentist. It’s incredibly important to take care of your body.
  59. Get your beauty sleep. Add a drop of Lavender essential oil to your wash when washing your sheets and sleep better than ever before.
  60. Use hand lotion. You can make your own or buy natural ones that will add years back onto your hands. Grapeseed oil with a drop of Wild Orange essential oil is revolutionary.
  61. Make a natural scrub you can use for your hands. Easy, inexpensive and feels like a mani every time!
  62. Make chocolate chip pancakes when ever possible.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dr.'s Orders

Oregano oil superior to antiboiticsI am a fan of Dr. Josh Axe. I met him and was able to attend several classes he taught when I worked at Mercy Ministries of America in Nashville, TN. I've been following him over the years.

Recently he posted this great article entitled Oregano Oil Benefits Superior To Prescription Antibiotics. Take a moment to read the article...it's full of great information!

Then click on the doTERRA tab and order a bottle of Oregano today! My dad has been using it for oil pulling and my nephew has been having it put on the bottoms of his feet to combat a cold this week. I used it to remove Skin Tags...check out my post Tag, You're It to find out more.

Also, don't forget a drop or two for cooking is great! Essential oils don't go bad, so just leave in your spice cabinet and never worry about the expiration date. Saves room, money and it 100% pure.

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