The SleepyTime Magic of Essential Oils Giveaway

In the few months that I’ve been using my essential oils now I have found that there is a common reason many of us moms want to give them a try. To help our children settle down at night and have a peaceful slumber all night long. Heck, even I want to lay my head down without a zillion things running around in it. Can essential oils help? You bet!

The first thing I did when I opened my Starter Kit was to pull out…

Lavendar. Known for calming, relaxing, and balancing both physically and emotionally. Studies show it increases beta waves in brain, suggesting relaxation, plus reduces mental stress.

Peace & Calming. A Young Living blend that promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace, helping to dampen tensions. It may calm overactive children and reduce depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia.

and then later I bought Cedarwood. It is recognized for its calming, purifying properties. Stimulates the brain center of emotions and the pineal gland which release melatonin (helps control your sleep/wake patterns).

*my info is from Essential Oils Pocket Reference

Sleep Oils

Every night before P’Diddy goes to bed, he asks me to put on his oils. We have a special roller bottle that I made up that has the combo of Lavendar and Peace & Calming in it. He loooooooves spreading it on his toes and bottom of feet because it makes him giggle! Many nights we will also use our diffuser so the oil scents are in the air, adding Cedarwood. The aroma of essential oils are just as benefitial as applying them on your skin. Did you know this?

Since we are talking sleeping, I also wanted to mention the oil Valor. Apply to your big toe at night and it stops snoring!!


Monday, October 13th I want you to see What the Excitement of Young Living Essential Oils is all about!

A Facebook event that starts at 8:30 EST. Find post #1 and follow along at your pace.

JOIN HERE so Facebook will remind you when it’s time!


I know you have many questions about oils. They are very intriguing!

Facebook Friend me – an account just for my oily-interested friends.

Feel free to comment below or send me an email. I’m always here to help. :)


WIN a Young Living Cedarwood Essential Oil!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end on Oct. 13, 2014 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.

Play Proof by Nanotex School Uniforms at Gymboree

Uniforms. So many pros and cons! I like them because it leaves no question on what to wear everyday or what to BUY! I remember my son’s first year of school. He was in Kindergarten and had a strict uniform policy. Khakis or Blue pants/shorts and White or Navy polos with no logo. I also remember as the year went on, I thought wow I really needed to find – and buy in bulk – GOOD pants because since that was all he wore and he was a rough and tumble kid, they wore out fast! What does good pants mean?

That is where Play Proof by Nanotex comes into play.


Resists Wrinkles.

Releases Stains in the Wash.

Breathes Easily.

Look New and Lasts for a Long Time!


One of the places you can find this Nanotex line is at Gymboree. Did you know they had a great uniform section? Not only will you find the Twill Pants, but Polo Shirts, Dresses, Skorts, and Oxford Shirts! All the basic colors you need.

Also features I love are the twill ribbon belt included and adjustable waste.


They look pretty comfy too, huh? Soft and moveable! I also think they are the perfect weight – not thin, but not too heavy either.

We aren’t in a uniform school this year, but don’t the boys still look stylish? This classic look can be used any day – for dress or casual! They can be passed down from oldest to youngest. You can’t say that about a lot of clothing lines that won’t hold up.

Head to Gymboree for your uniform clothes this school year – you’ll know they are made by Nanotex!


Do your kiddos wear uniforms to school?

I partnered with Nanotex for this post who sent me these items for review. All opinions are my own.


Do a Car Cost Comparison Before Buying

*this is a guest post

When shopping for a new car, most people are looking for a vehicle with enough seating and cargo space to meet their family’s needs. They are also vitally interested in safety features and ratings as well as in the sticker price to determine whether or not they can afford to purchase the car. However, some may be surprised to learn that the sticker price may not reflect the true cost to own a car.

2014-toyota-new-car-3First, one must look at annual registration fees and insurance premiums. In general, the more expensive the car is, the higher these costs will be. However, some sports cars may have higher premiums than comparably priced sedans and SUVs. Insurance agents determine their rates based mainly on a driver’s history as well as on the make, model and year of the vehicle being insured. They also look at the safety track record of the vehicle.

A second major consideration is the cost of fuel. Larger vehicles, such as pickup trucks and SUVs tend to guzzle much more gas than family sedans and crossover vehicles do. It may pay to check out a more expensive hybrid vehicle, which may actually save a great deal in fuel costs over the years.

Third, purchasers should consider the cost for maintenance and repairs. Some models are known for being consistent, reliable vehicles that can run for 100,000 miles or more with only minor repairs while others require repairs and general maintenance every few thousand miles. A reliability index can tell consumers where the vehicle they are interested in ranks.

As can be seen, some cars with lower sticker prices may actually be more expensive in the long run than the car with the higher sticker price is. The best way to determine the true cost of a car before completing a purchase is to check a car cost comparison website, such as that found at Toyota Cost of Ownership. Seeing how fees, taxes, insurance premiums and fuel costs line up over five to ten years can make a huge difference as one considers budget.

*thank you for this guest post!