Life will send you all kinds of signs. To let you know you are on the right track,to answer a question you have asked, to let you know you are not alone etc. Make sure you are paying attention. Don’t be so distracted by the worldly that you forget you are other- worldly. The universe is working for you and through you. Follow that passion, live that dream, Take that risk !! Have fun living the life you create with the synchronicities life unfolds for you!! Get excited about living !!
Have you taken time to love on yourself today? In this hectic world we live in taking time for ourselves is so often put on the back burner. With kids, husbands/wives, family and work, neglecting ourselves is so easy. Make sure you take the time for yourself,because if you don’t you wont be able to give to your full potential. As a mom of four kids, I have to constantly remind myself that my time is important. When I become irritable, overwhelmed or just plain tired, that lets me know to recharge my battery. Some easy ways to recharge can be:
Listening to my favorite music
Walking in Nature
Taking a long hot bath with my favorite essential oils
Taking myself out on a date (to a new movie or dinner)
Reading a favorite book
Writing in my journal
Find some ways to remind yourself that you matter. To be a true light that shines you must recharge yourself from time to time.
I am a cilantro fanatic !! Im always finding recipes where I can incorporate it in the dish. Everything from eggs to nachos, I try to add cilantro. My problem was when I brought it home from the store if it wasn’t used quickly enough, It went bad. I was constantly buying it. So when I found this handy way to keep cilantro on hand, I was so excited. I bought some and it now sits in my window sill next to my aloe vera and basil plant. All you need to do is get a small bowl or glass and add your cilantro and a small amount of water to the bottom. That’s it, that’s all !!! Now you (and I) will always have this fresh tasting herb plant on hand !!
The basis for this recipe is super easy and very easy to tweak to your liking. I love making homemade gifts and I really love it when they are easy, the kids can help and I can make extra for me !! ☺ I found this on my all time favorite thing Pinterest and I had to add it to my gift list. I will be posting many more gift ideas to get us ready for the holiday season. Try this awesome recipe and Enjoy !!
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup coconut oil (may need to soften in the microwave just a bit)
- 6 Coconut Rum teabags (found at World Market or online)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon honey
Add your sugar to a large mixing bowl. Open up the tea bags and stir in the contents. Add the softened coconut oil to the mixture and stir in the vanilla and honey. Wa-La !! That’s it !! Add this wonderful mixture to a beautiful jar and you have a fabulous gift for a special someone !!
How excited was I to find this awesome easy recipe for DIY Dishwasher Liquid !!! It uses ingredients that are easily found and my favorite…Castile Soap from Dr Bronners. You will need a spoon and a container to store your liquid. You can even use your old dishwasher liquid container if you still have it. Check out this great recipe!!
- 8 cups of water (divided)
- 1 cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
- 1/2 cup Borax
- 1/4 cup of Castile Soap (Dr. Bronner’s)
- Measuring Spoons
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil…While waiting for water to boil get your other ingredients measured out in the cups.After the water has started to boil, remove it from heat and begin to pour your Washing Soda, Borax, and Castile Soap and stir it until in dissolves. It will look like really hot soapy water!!
Cover the pot with a lid and let it set overnight! You could also move it to a
container that allows you to pour easily. I let mine set in a plastic pitcher
after it had cooled in the pot for an hour or so. As it cools it will gel up a
bit, just take your wooden spoon and break up the clumps and it will liquefy
Mix it up really well and use a funnel to pour it into your container, and ADD
your remaining 4 cups of water. DONE !!!
After a bout with a cold, flu, or stomach virus it is always recommended to add electrolytes back into your diet. Usually, we will run to the store grab the pedialyte and call it a day. But me being an avid label reader, seeing all the unreadable and unknown substances in it caused me great alarm. So of course through research I found a super easy way to make your own electrolyte drink. Its perfect for the whole family and its great to have on hand just in case. You can use it after illness or after a long hard workout !! Check out the recipe here:
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups of water (filtered or purified) or raw coconut water
- 2 tbsp organic raw honey or organic maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt or Celtic sea salt (I like Himalayan better – it has 84 trace minerals)
Equipment and Accessories
- Mason jars
I absolutely love coconut oil, so when i found a recipe that incorporates that into a body wash I was so excited !! It’s a process to make it, but it’s not really that hard. The end result is a phenomenally hydrating wash, that will leave you fresh and glowing. I use glycerin a lot in my DIY so it’s a great product to have on hand at all times. Check out this easy recipe:
1 bar of soap (Dr Bronner’s Castile is great)
1/2 tbsp glycerin
4 cups water
1/2 cup pure coconut oil
Grate your soap of choice with a cheese grater
Put your grated soap in a large pot with the water,coconut oil and glycerin
Heat on medium heat until all of the soap is dissolved
When the soap is dissolved the water will look like murky dish water
Turn the heat off and cover overnight to set
When you return to your soap it will be very thick and jelly like, use a mixer or wisk to mix the soap to a smooth consistency
You can add up to two cups of water to get it to the consistency you like ( I added one extra cup of water for my liking)
You can then leave the soap for another 12 hours to ensure it is the right thickness
Use a funnel to put the body wash in an appropriate container (It makes a lot so you may need one container to store it and one to use in the bathroom )
This body wash does not lather like regular body wash because we have taken out the harsh sudsing agents but it still works well and it is healthy and great for your skin !!
Many years ago I had a friend who introduced me to EFT therapy. It was simple yet effective. It is an accupressure therapy that can help with food cravings, pain,negative emotions and just to feel better overall. During this busy time of year its a great time to take some time for yourself. This is a way you can reboot yourself and you can do it anytime, anywhere !! By using certain pressure points on your body, you basically tap the location while chanting a mantra of positivity. For example…. a proper EFT phrase will state, Even though I have (whatever issue you have) I deeply and completely love and except myself. Tap the location 5-10 times while stating the phrase, take deep breaths while tapping and keep water on hand. Closing your eyes helps you to stay centered and focused . You can use this technique as many times a day as you feel necessary to rid yourself of the issue. From headaches to emotional pain, EFT is a great technique that can help.
Example EFT Session:
EVEN THOUGH I HAVE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING I DEEPLY AND COMPLETELY LOVE AND ACCEPT MYSELF
The pressure points are as follows:
Top of the head: Use gentle pressure to tap with the tips of fingers using both hands
Eyebrow: Tap right above the hair of your eyebrows
Side of the eye: Tap at the temple with both hands
Under the eye: Tap gently under the bone with both hands
Under the nose: Tap gently under the nose with one hand
Chin: Tap gently with one hand
Collar bone: Tap gently with both hands under the clavicle bone
Under the arm: Tap gently with both hands at an angle to your sides at about 4 inches below your armpit
Wrists: Use wrist on wrist tapping
Side of Hand or Karate Chop point: Use four fingers to tap gently on this area
A relationship is one of the hardest and most fulfilling things that we can experience. To be able to follow your path as well as someone elses can be difficult but it can be done. A relationship is like a fire, it starts out burning bright and hot but the flames can die away if not properly fed. So here are a few ways to get that spark to keep it going !!
Breakfast in bed
Leave love notes on the mirror
Plan a secret getaway to a hotel or Bed and Breakfast
Try Kama Sutra
Help your partner reach a dream goal
Make an “I Love You” CD
Give or schedule a massage
Write a heartfelt letter expressing your love and appreciation
Make a homemade Card
Make your partners favorite meal
Take the kids and allow your partner to have some alone time
Write a poem
Talk with your partner and listen
Rose petals on the bed for a romantic night
Invest in lingerie
Kiss,hold hands, hug everyday
Look into their eyes
Purchase their favorite meal
Make a vision board of where you want your lives to go
Go out and have a great night doing things you both love (bowling, clubbing, movies,plays,etc)
Plan a renewal of vows
Plan a second honeymoon
Make your own tradition that you do every month,or year that reminds you of how it was when you first got together
A relationship is spiritual and physical , it takes work on the physical side and the spiritual side just flows. So you must work and flow to make it GLOW !!
I love to have my clothes and my kids clothes smelling fresh out the dryer, but I hate to spend money on dryer sheets or fabric softeners. Try these DIY ideas to make sure your clothes are clean and smelling great, with minimal money spent!!
You can tear dryer sheets in half, thirds or fourths to keep your clothes smelling great and static free.
Use old wash cloths,add 1 to 2 tsps of fabric softener and use like regular dryer sheets.
Recycle old t-shirts but cutting them up in squares. Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil like citrus for energy, rosemary and marjoram to reduce physical stress,lavender, basil, grapefruit and rosemary oils to improve concentration and memory. This is a fun way to do it and you can make your clothes benefit your spiritual and physical well-being.
If you have any DIY ideas you’d like to share please leave us a comment!