A Week in Review

At times we don’t invite God into an area of our life because it’s too human. This Sunday’s Gospel gives us the reassurance that Jesus is right there. He’s right there. He gets it. And now is the time to invite him in. This week’s gospel (John 2:13–25) reveals distrust, anger, completely human emotions. THAT reveals traits of us all. And Jesus is there, waiting for us to bring him into an area(s) of our life(ves).

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Bowling Fun!
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See my “phone!” (This is what he’d rather do than bowl)
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Some amazing Spring inspired diffuser blends with Spring coming just around the corner.
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Love your body. Greens, Ningxia Red, Thieves and Kombucha are great places to start.
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So…when you have two small boys, Stain Remover is a must. This recipe calls for 1/4 c. Castile Soap, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 capful of Thieves Cleaner, 5 drops of Lemon essential oil and 5 drops of Thieves essential oil.
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When everything starts to blossom, we also welcome sniffles. This trio helps keep those sniffles at bay (20 drops each of Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, top with carrier oil of your choice)
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Puffy eyes? Grab some cotton rounds, a few drops of Witch Hazel, a few drops of Lavender and about 1/8 cup of distilled water. Dip the rounds in the water mixture, wring them out and place flat in the freezer for about five minutes. Take them out of the freezer, lay over eyes and keep them there for about 10-15 minutes. This would be a great time to do your meditation, too!
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The moon sends all kinds of energy to us. Here are some great diffuser recipes to embrace the power of the moon and get our heads in the right place to accept the energy it sends our way.
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My house can be clean ALL day and he can undo all of that in a matter of SECONDS.
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…SECONDS.
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Results of Stain Remover. I never have understood why they give little boys white uniform shirts?!?!?
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Young Living isn’t just oils. It offers a full line of skin care and makeup. And I LOVE the way it feels on my skin!
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Because I’m raising Little Monsters…this Mama needs all the Stress Away, all the time.
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Because I couldn’t make him fly.
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Gift basket I’m donating to my son’s school auction night. It’s called the “Mama Bear Basket.”  All the Ningxia products (because all mamas need energy), Stress Away, Joy, and Gratitude essential oils (because, well, being a mama is full of stress, joy and gratitude–am I right?). Two Mama Bear cups (great for poolside beverages that need to remain inconspicuous ;)…) and a package of Seedlings baby wipes (for all the messes).
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The Young Living Vitality line is deemed GRAS (generally regarded as safe) for consumption. Add a drop or two of Lime to your guacamole and be ready for all the YUMMY.
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Just another night in Raffsworld.
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There is never a dull moment…
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Thursday night’s full moon. Perfect view from my living room.
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Spring Cleaning — Deck gets a makeover. This is after being power washed. After pics to come next Sunday.
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Got the boys early from school on Friday because it was a GORGEOUS day. We called it our Mommy/Sons Date Day. We went to a local park called Two Rivers and walked all over the forest looking for bears and opossums.
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And…watching the boats on the Arkansas river. And throwing things, like Mommy’s sunglasses, into the river…
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Looking for 4 leaf clovers…
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Needed a break I guess…

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That face.
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and that one.
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The laughter did this mama heart good.
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After looking at this picture, I immediately went out to order Boswellia Wrinkle Cream. I didn’t pay a penny for it–used my Essential Rewards points and some account credit. Because–where did those wrinkles come from?!?!

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My life. It has its ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade these particular moments (like this picture) for anything.
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Next stop–frozen yogurt!

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This is Clay’s version of Charlie Brown’s Pig Pen

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