Be You.

If you’re not feeling vibrant, energized, glowing, happy and healthy in every fiber of your being, something is wrong.


Very wrong. Because we all deserve to feel our very best each and every day. We all should strive to be the very best-versions-of-ourselves every. single. day.

Furthermore–if you’re not feeling your best and you find yourself comparing yourself to others, stop. There is only one you–and YOU should be YOU. Not Jenny from the block. Nope. Just You.

Despite the fact that we all constantly feel some form of stress, fatigue, that we’re not the right weight, that we don’t do our jobs the best way, blah, blah, blah…they are not a normal feelings and we should never accept them as normal feelings.

Put your health first and get honest about what needs to change so that you can always feel amazing. So that you can always strive to be the best-version-of-yourself.

An easy way to start feeling amazing, is to eliminate products that have been exposing you to chemicals and toxins. In this article, studies have shown that those cleaning products that you buy off the shelf have been found to be just as impactful on your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Those candles you love? Same thing.

But guess what? You can make a huge difference and feel your health soar simply by choosing to become a member to Young Living. YL provides alternatives to candles, cleaning products, bath and body products, makeup, supplements…you name it. And you can feel confident in using Young Living products because of the Seed to Seal guarantee.

So you do you–and you do what is necessary to feel amazing.

I’ll do me and what is necessary to feel amazing. AND, if you want to join me in ditching and switching to Young Living products, click here and select “Member.” Choose the starter kit you think is best for your household–contact me if you need help deciding which is best for you. I will in turn help you learn all the amazing things about Young Living products and introduce you to an amazing oil community. Win!


*That Famous Store* Volcano Candle Diffuser Blend

($170 at the store–the starter kit is $160)

3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce

3 drops Geranium

3 drops Grapefruit

3 drops Orange


You can also put Lemon Myrtle and Jasmine in the diffuser for a great, uplifting smell.

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).

Bowling Fun!
See my “phone!” (This is what he’d rather do than bowl)
Some amazing Spring inspired diffuser blends with Spring coming just around the corner.
Love your body. Greens, Ningxia Red, Thieves and Kombucha are great places to start.
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.
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)
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!
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.
My house can be clean ALL day and he can undo all of that in a matter of SECONDS.
Results of Stain Remover. I never have understood why they give little boys white uniform shirts?!?!?
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!
Because I’m raising Little Monsters…this Mama needs all the Stress Away, all the time.
Because I couldn’t make him fly.
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).
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.
Just another night in Raffsworld.
There is never a dull moment…
Thursday night’s full moon. Perfect view from my living room.
Spring Cleaning — Deck gets a makeover. This is after being power washed. After pics to come next Sunday.
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.
And…watching the boats on the Arkansas river. And throwing things, like Mommy’s sunglasses, into the river…
Looking for 4 leaf clovers…
Needed a break I guess…


That face.
and that one.
The laughter did this mama heart good.
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?!?!


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


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

Young Living Essential Oils – Join the Journey


Yipee! Today is a two post kind of day. It’s pouring rain outside, not much to do except arts and crafts, blog and talk about all things essential oils.

Speaking of essential oils–have I got a deal for you–TODAY ONLY.

I talk a lot about my journey with essential oils and my path to wellness. It’s all things great. I’m a part of an amazing community that supports me, loves me, and loves oils. Who could ask for more? This community takes all of the guess out of essential oils. They teach you how to use and love your Young Living products.

And today–this community would love to have YOU join us. If you choose to start this journey with us (TODAY ONLY)–you will receive free shipping (we will put the cost of shipping in your PayPal or Cash account), you will receive FIVE 2 oz packets of Ningxia Red (you already get two with all Starter Kits but Savvy Minerals) to give you a full weeks worth of Ningxia and a 5mL roller bottle of carrier and Rose essential oil.

A starter kit also gets you a wholesale membership to Young Living–24% off retail cost–anytime you order Young Living!

If that’s enough, Young Living also has a monthly wellness box just for you. You get to customize it each and every month to meet your needs. And you know what? Young Living will give you Essential Rewards points to thank you for being a loyal customer. Those points turn into FREE PRODUCTS. I have literally gotten hundreds of dollars in free product by redeeming my Essential Rewards points.

To get started, click this link Select “Member.” Select the Starter Kit you would like.

Your Starter Kit options are: Premium Starter Kit (11 of our most popular oils, a diffuser, 2- 2oz packets of Ningxia Red, samples and literature); Thieves Cleaner Kit (Thieves essential oil, Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste, Thieves Mouthwash, Thieves Hand Purification, Thieves Foaming Handsoap, Thieves Spray, Samples and literature); Ningxia Red (2 pk Ningxia Red, 30 Ningxia Red Singles, Ningxia Nitro, Stress Away essential oil, samples and literature); Slique Kit-weight management and nutritional support (Slique Tea, 4 boxes Slique Bars, 5 packs Slique Gum, 2 boxes Citraslim, 2 boxes Slique Shake, 1 Slique Essence, Stress Away essential oil, samples and literature) and finally, the Savvy Minerals Makeup Kit (1 Foundation, 1 Blush, 3 Eyeshadows, 1 Lipgloss, Misting Spray, Foundation Brush, 5mL bottle of Lavender and literature).

Hit continue. Your next prompt will ask if you want to enroll in Essential Rewards. This is your monthly wellness box that you can customize each and every month. Select additional products you want and hit next. Fill out all the personal and billing information, and you’re finished! That simple. Then we will shower you in the amazing incentives offered today only, invite you to join our amazing Facebook community groups and welcome you with arms wide open.

So do it. Join us on this oily journey. We will be so happy you did, and so will you!