Monday, June 27, 2016

LAST DAY to Get the Herb & Essential Oil Super Bundle!!!


Sweet friends, you have heard me share over the past week the many blessings of the Herb & Essential Oil Bundle  and now we are on the FINAL DAY to get it. The sale ends tonight at 11:59 EST, so if you were planning to get it and you tend to procrastinate---now is the time!

You can find the bundle right here:







Essential oils has been a huge blessing to our family in so many ways--from caring for our children, cleaning our home, and even cooking with it. Since there is so much information out there, the bundle is an excellent way to learn about how to use them all in one easy package. No surfing all around the web for hours like I had to do---where was this bundle when I needed it?!






Some of the most popular ebooks in this bundle are:

-Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth 
-101 Essential Oil Blends for Aromatic and Topical Use 
-Essential Oils Notebook
-5 Multi-Use Herbs and What to Do With Them 
-Safe EO Labels 



You can find the complete list of what is offered in my post HERE. 

There is also an e-course that I wanted to highlight called the Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics Course from Vintage Remedies. This ecourse alone is $197 which is 6.5 times the entire price of the bundle! What a great deal!




When it comes to your family’s health, you could go it alone: you could try to source out good information on natural remedies, experiment with things, and see how it works. The two key questions to ask yourself are:

a) Do you have the time to figure it out?

AND

b) Can you afford the cost of the errors in a “trial and error” approach, both financially and with your most precious asset, your health?

The way I see it, starting with The Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle gives you an instant advantage with so many amazing, helpful resources at your fingertips.



Tens of thousands of people have used the books and courses from previous health-related bundles to make meaningful and inspired changes in their homes – including me! I guarantee that if you take action and use what’s in this special natural remedies bundle, you will too!



P.S. With your bundle, you’ll ALSO receive a special coupon for 50% off bulk herbs and essential oils from Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary, a full-service apothecary and clinic offering small batch hand-made herbal products to enhance your health and wellbeing.





Remember that there are only a few hours left and it ends TODAY!!! So don't miss it! 













I hope that this bundle blesses you!






Friday, June 24, 2016

DIY Bug Repellent for Your Summer Garden



Today I am sharing some pictures of my summer garden. I always look forward to planting veggies every year so that the children can learn how to do it. Our garden is not huge but just enough to get some veggies for the summer for our large family and have some fun with it.

The image above was taken with my iphone of a head of lettuce growing in our garden. It is amazing how beautiful it looks!



My hydrangeas are right next to my veggie garden and this year they are growing like crazy and I had to trim some of it down because it was growing over some of my tomatoes!



Little Isabella (2) is always helping me out in the yard. Her main job is to spray the veggies with her special water bottle and pull up any weeds.  Mostly she loves pulling out the name markers out the dirt and mixing them around and eating all the raspberries off of her raspberry bush!





This year I planted tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes (3 varieties), yellow squash (seen growing above), cucumber, zucchini, cantaloupe, onions, lettuce, cabbage, brocolli and mammoth sunflower. Most of it is doing pretty good (what the bunnies didn't get to) so we are looking forward to a decent harvest this year. 





Outside of the over zealous and hungry bunnies in our neighborhood, we get bugs like everyone else does.  So I found this DIY Bug Repellent recipe online that I want to try. It is super easy and uses essential oils so it is natural, not using chemicals. 


DIY BUG REPELLENT

Mix 10 drops each:

Peppermint Oil
Rosemary Oil
Thyme Oil
Clove Oil


And mix with water in a spray bottle and spray where needed. Easy peasy!

I have also read that the Rosemary oil is especially good for that and that peppermint and lavender is awesome for spiders.




My lettuce that needs picking!




Some Calla Lilies growing around our house. Aren't they pretty?




These hostas grow these pretty little blue flowers, I can't wait for them to bloom.



I hope you enjoyed some of these pictures of our gardens!


What are you growing this year?

And what do you like to use as a natural bug repellent?

Share them in the comments below!







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You can read my post about it here. 

Or learn more at the website or get your bundle now!



















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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle!

Have you been wanting to learn more about how to take care of yourself and your family in a more natural way?

Maybe you’ve been dabbling a bit, but you want to get serious and learn more advanced information and ready to take the next step.

Or maybe you’re more of a beginner and just need some step-by-step tutorials, recipes and safety information to help you feel good about moving forward.

Regardless of where you’re at, I’m so excited to introduce you to something created just for you, to equip you with more confidence, skills and know-how as you use herbs and essential oils in your own home. 

It’s called the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle.

It’s a collection of 20 eCourses, eBooks and printables that bring together science-backed, time-honored remedies and information, in one comprehensive package, at a price that’s too good to miss.



With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll be able to:
  • Separate fact from fiction as you choose quality herbs and essential oils.
  • Confidently prepare salves, syrups, tinctures, and teas.
  • Properly dilute oils for topical use.
  • Learn blending principals for aromatic use.
  • Incorporate essential oils into easy and effective herbal remedies.
  • Know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies and children.
  • Use printables to organize your essential oils for safety and ease of use.
  • Create beauty products, herbal baths, and even gifts for friends and family.

Here is what is included:











Here is the complete list of all the resources:
  • 101 Essential Oil Blends for Topical & Aromatic Use by Rachel Zupke of Mason Jar Values ($7.99)
  • 5 Multi-Use Herbs (And What to Do with Them) by Sarah Josey of Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic ($17.00)
  • Best Herbs & Essential Oils For Labor & Delivery-Audio Class & Transcript by Jenni Wilson of Natural Oil Mom ($19.95)
  • Cold & Flu Season: Are You Ready? by Carol Little   ($9.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Head, Throat & Chest by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Skin Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Tummy Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • DIY Lavender Creations by Stacy Karen of A Delightful Home ($5.99)
  • Essential Oils Planner by Amy Bayliss of AmyBayliss.com ($5.95)
  • Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth by Kristen Smith of Smithspirations ($9.95)
  • Essential Oils: The Herbalist’s Toolkit by Amber Meyers of Herbal Academy of New England ($4.99)
  • Handbook of Home Remedies by Wellness Mama ($24.00)
  • Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies ($197.00)
  • Homegrown Healing, from Seed to Apothecary by Chris Dalziel of Joybilee Farm ($9.97)
  • How to Create Healing Herbal Baths by Kami McBride of Living Awareness ($19.99)
  • Mama and Baby Herbal Wisdom by Kate Tietje of Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
  • Safe EO Labels – Set A by Lea Harris of Using EOs Safely ($19.99)
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Adaptogens by Heather Dessinger of Mommypotamus ($14.99)
  • The Essential Oils Course by Edie Wadsworth of Living Life in Grace ($39.00)
  • The Healing Foods: Nature’s Pharmacy for Better Health by Dr. Karen Lee of DrKarenSLee.com ($9.99)
  • Using Essential Oils Safely & Effectively by Natalie Vickery of The Family Herbalist ($12.50)



You can get this entire herbs and essential oils library, worth over $400, for less than $30. That’s 92% off what it would cost to buy everything individually!

(Not to mention, it’s the price of one doctor or hospital copay, or filling a prescription or two.)

Also included--Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary is a full-service apothecary and clinic offering small batch hand-made herbal products to enhance your health and well-being. With your bundle, you’ll also receive a special coupon for 50% off bulk herbs and essential oils!





The bundle is available for just 6 days, from now until Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.  If you think getting all these herb & essential oil resources for less than $30 sounds like a steal, then make sure to go HERE to see exactly what it includes and grab yours before this deal ends!


Learn more or get your bundle now!

















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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wise Woman Linkup!



A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11


We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

And with all the busyness we forgot to mention that today is the last day to get 20-30% off select Lilla Rose products! They even released their July flexi early so you can order them for the fourth!



The sale ends at midnight, you can find it HERE. 




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Monday, June 20, 2016

A Father's Heart for His Children: 5 Pieces of Advice




Yesterday we celebrated Father's Day as a family and enjoyed a nice calm, relaxing day together. This year was more sobering because both grandfathers had medical issues, so it made my husband really think about the vision that he wanted to leave and share with his children and made sure that they knew. 

He wrote them down and shared them on Facebook and then held a family meeting after dinner and read them off so that each of the children would know them.  Here is what he shared:


"Today marks my 24th year of being a father, and the older I get, the simpler my desires get for my children.

1. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.

2. Be a man or woman of integrity.

3. Work hard and don't look for an easy out.

4. Marry well. Not all that glitters is gold. The Lord looks at the heart and so should you.

5. Pass on your faith to my grandchildren.

Happy Father's day men! ‪#‎generationalfatherhood‬"


He explained each one in depth and even threw some jokes in between but I think the most important part was that he shared his heart and love for each one of them. I love how they listened intently and I like to think and hope that these words would come back to them all through the days of their lives as they live and make decisions for their future. I am grateful for a man who is not afraid to share his heart with his kids.

I encourage you today that if you have something on your heart to share with your children to do it.

Don't wait. It doesn't have to be complicated. Simple is good too.

The time we have with them is not guaranteed tomorrow.

Each day is a gift from our Savior.

Hold each child close to your heart.

Don't waste this precious time you have with them!











Thursday, June 16, 2016

How to Deal with Depression



There are so many things that can contribute to depression in a person's life.

Just recently we had gotten some life changing news about my dad. I could clearly see how, due to different circumstances in life, that people--even Christians, could fall into depression. Thankfully, there was a turn of events and things turned out for the better. But that brush with was a sobering eye opener about how easily things can change in a person's life.

Now I know that not everyone has a happy ending to their story. And things happen and then they find themselves where they did not want to be.


DEPRESSION CAN BE CAUSED BY THINGS SUCH AS:


  • stress
  • life events
  • lifestyle
  • the way we think
  • sin
  • sickness


I mentioned in an earlier post that I had the opportunity to hear a great sermon to help us understand depression better and how to combat it. I am sharing it with you so that if you do struggle with it or someone you know does, that you might find answers or some help here. He also has a thick Scottish accent that you might enjoy!






He shares some points that I will list here for you to read in case you don't have time to watch this (but I highly recommend that you do).

SOME TIPS HE RECOMMENDS TO CORRECT AN UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE ARE:

REGULAR ROUTINE: When a person is depressed they are inclined to only do what they want to do--sleep or eat when and how they want. Restoring order and discipline is very important and regular sleeping, eating, and working patterns can help build self esteem and help a person to feel useful.

RESTORATION: Find time to relax is a must. It is important to calm down, pause, and seek God.

RECREATION: Getting exercise in important and has been proven to help balance the chemicals in your body for a healthier you all around. Sun exposure can do the same as well.

REST: Be mindful to set regular sleeping patterns and to get enough sleep. Many people like to stay up late into the night doing all kinds of things but it is more helpful to get the sleep that they need instead to go without . It is vital that the mind and body gets that time to rest and recharge.

REPRIORITIZING: Are you overwhelmed with priorities and obligations? Then you need to look at your schedule and reexamine what needs to stay and what needs to go. Check all the important areas of your life such as family, work, church, community and so forth.

CORRECTING FALSE THOUGHTS: Often times during depression there are false thoughts that need to be replaced and challenged with Scripture. We can see an example of this in Psalm 77.

CORRECTING YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE - Praying, reading your Bible, going to church, staying in fellowship are all still important so don't neglect them but also don't set too high of a goal that you become overwhelmed or more depressed.

VISITING YOUR DOCTOR - Sometimes feelings of depression can be linked to real physical illness so we don't want to neglect this area regarding our bodies and treatment and we can receive to get better, so it might also be a good idea to checked out if you think something like this could be related.


You can find several of these tips and more helpful advice in his book. Dave Murray, the speaker above, has written a book titled, Christians Get Depressed Too, that can be found at Amazon.





"Many Christians mistakenly believe that true Christians don't get depressed, and this misconception heaps additional pain and guilt onto Christians who are suffering from mental and emotional distress. Author David P. Murray comes to the defense of depressed Christians, asserting that Christians do get depressed! He explains why and how Christians should study depression, what depression is, and the approaches caregivers, pastors, and churches can take to help those who are suffering from it. With clarity and wise biblical insight, Dr. Murray offers help and hope to those suffering from depression, the family members and friends who care for them, and pastors ministering to these wounded members of their flock."


It is available for Kindle and Paperback.

Obviously we can't cover everything we would like on this topic in a blog post but we hope that what is here is a starting point for you!



Finally, we wanted to share some Bible verses to encourage you:

"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."  Psalm 43:5

"I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8

Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:25-6

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:6-8






Do you or someone you know struggle with depression?


What has helped you? Please share in the comments below.


Also, if you are struggling and need prayer, please share in the comments as well so we can pray for you!










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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wise Woman Linkup!



A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11


We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

And a quick head's up---these super cute Summer Maxi Dresses for Girls are available right now and for sale! Aren't they adorable?



You can find these at Jane for a limited time!

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