Sunday, July 8, 2018

Who has a Cricut or Silhouette ?


I am!!  

ALL the colors, ALL the types, ALL the feels!!
Vinyl, vinyl, vinyl...

I used my birthday money to buy me a Silhouette machine!
NOT an original idea, I found out! 

It seems as though today EVERYONE has either a cricut or a silhouette !  I was thinking I could make shirts and various vinyl creations, as a side gig, to my stay at home mom job of keeping other babies, besides my own! It started out good, you know showing stuff I made on FaceBook, getting orders from my friends & family, of course I wasn't ( and still don't ) charge as much as I should. Mostly because people don't want to pay what it's "worth". 
Especially when you can get "vinyl" shirts so cheap online somewhere, or at Target & Walmart!

SO I love doing custom creations, that maybe you can't find at Target or Walmart! Of course I've done shirts you could find at these places, but the difference is on a shirt that you like, in the color you like, so that makes it a custom shirt! I've also done lots of other projects, other than shirts. 
Here's the link to my album on Facebook:

What people don't understand is you have to buy lots of accessories to go along with the cutting machine. Not to mention tons of vinyl, to have colors & types on hand, you case you get an order! It never fails, I don't have THE color a customer wants, so I'll have to order it. Well the shipping on one sheet of vinyl is insane! That alone makes you go in the hole on a project! So of course I order the minimum amount to get FREE shipping, hoping one day I'll get to use all this vinyl I'm purchasing! 

It's a lot of fun,  but it can be an expensive hobby! 

I just love to craft, and my busy schedule doesn't leave me a lot of time to be as creative as I would like! 
How do you fit in your creative time?
What is your favorite crafty pastime?

Who wants a crafty giveaway?

Let me know in the comments if you want me to do a crafty giveaway,  and maybe some items you'd like to a chance to win?  

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sweet Momma Kitty

Sweet Momma Kitty

So.... this has happened at our house! 
Please don't tell me how irresponsible we are for letting this happen.  It has happened and we will make sure the babies go to good homes. We will probably keep one! Maybe the grey one.

I have always found nature just amazing.  It has been amazing for my daughter to watch this momma kitty taking care of these babies, and how naturally it comes for the momma. All of their needs are being met, and momma kitty is fierce in protecting them. They are precious,  and will be so well loved that they will be extremely hard to give up. 

Until they are ready for new homes we will just enjoy a lazy summer, playing with & loving these new precious lives! 

Here are some awesome things on my Kitty Wishlist:

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Monday, June 18, 2018

I'm Back.......Again

OMGoodness !!

It has been four years since I have blogged! 
Planning on changing that.  

I need a space where I can come and be myself, and get opinions as well as give opinions! 

Just a little update on me.

I now have a 5th grader!! Where has the time gone?
I have been babysitting and it takes a lot of my time as well as raising my daughter! 

I'm still using my essential oils, which I still LOVE !!
You can check out my website here:
Rebecca's Oils

I have found a new addiction!! Vinyl.  You can check out what I'm doing here:
Vinyl Creations

I am working on bringing back my jewelry.  I do SO love creating, and I feel like I've lost "myself", because I have not been able to do any of what I love. Some of it is because of health issues. I am a full fledged diabetic now, and honestly it has taken a lot of my energy and I think I've been slightly depressed with this horrible disease.  HOWEVER, I have found Keto which promises to help me heal and get my life back. 

SO will you join me here on my blog and let's be friends!
When you stay at home and keep babies all day,  you need some interaction with ADULT friends!!

Give me a comment if you are following the Keto WOE!!
I need tips & help on how to stay focused and what to eat.  I must beat diabetes, and reclaim my life! 

Give me a comment to say hello and let me know you're here!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What should you start with.......

“What essential oils do you recommend I buy?” is a frequent questions of beginners .....
It’s a tough one to answer, because what EOs you buy depends on what you’re going to use them for. However,  I’ve narrowed it down to 10 essential oils to consider when starting to use them.

1. Peppermint - headaches, clear sinuses and invigorate. 
2. Melaleuca - for all skin issues
3. Lavender - AWESOME for burns, ALL calming things, sleep, relaxing
4. Lemon - LOVE to add this to my drinking water but it's also awesome for a cleanser, cleaning and add to honey to soothe dry throat
5. Frankincense (favorite of mine!) 1 drop under tongue for depression and SO MUCH MORE. it's the King of Oils, blends with everything to make it work better. If Lavender on your pillow isn't working add 1 drop of this to it, and it will knock you out for a very restful sleep! 
6. Breathe (Doterra brand blend) - for all respiratory issues. cough, colds, asthma
7. Digestzen (Doterra brand blend) - LOVE this for heartburn, stomach aches! ALL DIGESTIVE ISSUES!
8. On-Guard (Doterra brand blend) - it's called the protective blend. use it to build up immunity in blood. Studies have been done on this. Kills MRSA in petri dishes. I use this on our feet all the time!
9. Deep Blue (Doterra brand blend) - for all the sore, achy muscles. LOVE DEEP BLUE!
10. Oregano - a natural anti-biotic. use in a capsule when starting to feel sick. Gets rid of sickness FAST. Use as part of cleaning out the GI tract (candida). I also add this to ON GUARD blend when rubbing on our feet!

DISCLAIMER: Information contained here is my personal
opinion and is not meant to treat or cure any disease.
You should always check with your personal physician
before using ANY essential oil especially if you are
nursing or pregnant.  NEVER use essential oils undiluted,
or on children without proper research or consultation 
with a physician or practicing holistic doctor. 
I can only express what I have used and how I have used it. 
ANY purchase and usage of essential oils is solely at your 
own discretion and risk.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

6 Things you should know.....

SIX things you should know about Essential Oils:

1 -Essential oils are not really oils. They do not contain the fatty acids that constitute what we would consider an actual oil. Valerie Gennari Cooksley, author of Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate and Heal defines essential oils as “highly concentrated plant constituents possessing potent medicinal and cosmetic qualities.” However, I think Stephanie Tourles nailed it in Organic Body Care recipes when she said, “I consider essential oils the life force or the soul of the plant.”
Most essential oils are high in antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties: This makes them an excellent addition to your homemade cleaning preparations. Oils that are best for cleaning are: Lemon, grapefruit, eucalyptus, peppermint, melaleuca, lavender, and rosemary.

2 - Essential oils are miniscule in molecular size, which means they are absorbed well by the skin – making them perfect ingredients in personal care items intended to heal, soften, and nourish. However, they do not accumulate in the body over time – they simply offer up their healing properties and then pass on through.
Scientific studies have shown that rosemary essential oil helps your brain perform. Specifically, smelling rosemary essential oil helps memory recall and performance on tests. Interestingly, this study also showed that groups that inhaled either rosemary or lavender essential oil felt much more relaxed than those who inhaled no odor at all.
Fragrance oils and essential oils are NOT the same thing. As a rule of thumb, if you see the word “fragrance” or “fragrance oil” or even “perfume” on anything, you can assume this is synthetic and NOT natural. (Even if it says natural fragrance.)

3 - Essential oils are wholly natural and cannot be patented; which means that you’ll never see an essential oil in a pharmaceutical drug. As such, you can expect that the vast majority of mainstream healthcare practitioners will never recommend essential oils as therapeutic alternatives to drugs. More importantly, because essential oils cannot be patented, drug companies will not waste money studying them. This limits our scientific knowledge of essential oils GREATLY, and the majority of what we know about them are things that have been passed down through thousands of years of personal use and experimentation.
Enormous amounts of plants are needed to produce essential oil. In fact, on the extreme end, it takes 4000 pounds of Bulgarian roses to produce 1 pound of essential oil. Other plants like lavender only take 100 pounds of plant material to produce a pound of essential oil. Still, can you imagine how concentrated essential oils must be, in light of how many plants are used to produce them?

4 - Not all essential oils are created equal, nor does more expensive necessarily mean “better.” The best one's are the ones that the plants are taken from the source of where the plant is native to and they test beyond what the standard is.
To test your essential oil to see how “pure” it is, put a single drop of it on a piece of construction paper. If it evaporates quickly and leaves no noticeable ring, it is pure. If you have a ring left, then it is likely diluted by the manufacturer with an oil of some sort (this test will not work for myrrh, patchouli, and absolutes).

5 - An average Essential oil will last for at least 5 years (if not 10), so one bottle could literally last you a decade. The highest grade blends will NEVER expire. Hopefully that thought will help mitigate the cost involved in purchasing some essential oils. Because they are SO concentrated and only a tiny amount is needed in anything you do, they’ll last you FOREVER. The only exception to this rule is citrus oils, which will see a reduction in potency after 5 years. BUT will still last a very LONG time.
Store your essential oils in dark glass bottles (which they were probably packaged in) and out of direct sunlight. This is simply to help preserve their potency.

6 - USE ESSENTIAL OILS TO HELP YOUR MOOD. Lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, chamomile, lemon, ylang-ylang all help produce happy, joyous moods. Clary sage helps with PMS Rosemary increases focus and concentration. Don’t forget the mood benefits of essential oils.