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Thursday, November 26, 2015

So Much To Be Thankful For

Let me just start this post off by saying, that I am truly grateful to every single person in my life right now. Some people have blessed it with their love, strength and support, and some people are currently blessing it by presenting me with difficulties and trials to learn from. Both are very different types of people and situations, but both have been teaching me a lot. Not only about how to persevere, but also about myself. These challenges are teaching me to reach deep down inside myself and find the strength to go on…even when I don’t think I can. So thank you from the bottom of my heart…to each and every one of you.

Now that I’ve said that, I’d like to say thank you to some very special people right now. People I am lucky to have in my life.

First of all, to my Husband. Without you, everything would be so hard. EVERYTHING. You are my rock. Always present, always supportive, always full of wisdom when I need it the most. Always there to wrap your big strong arms around me when I’m falling apart. You’re not just a handy man, or our provider. You are so much more, and I hope you realize that. My life would suck without you in it. Thank you for all that you do, and for all that you are. I love you.


To my beautiful girls: You two are my world. My everything. The reason I get up every morning, and try to get to bed on time every night. You both have blessed my life with so much beauty, love, laughter, peace, lessons, trials, tribulations, tears, knowledge, strength, hope and faith. I honestly don’t know where I’d be without the two of you in my life. I can’t imagine it not including you. Thank you for being exactly what I need. I only hope that someday, you will understand how much you mean to me. In the meantime, all I can do is shower you both with love and affection and hope that it’s enough…that I’m enough. I love you both so much. So very, very much.




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To my Mom, thank you for being “there” for me…even when you’re so far away. Sometimes, you are the only person that “gets” me. You are so strong and inspiring in that strength. When I think I can’t go on, I think of everything you are going through right now, and it gives me a superboost to carry on. Between you and Michael, I have a couple of amazing people in my life to learn about love, empathy, dependability, and endurance from. I miss you so much, wish you were here and love you to the Moon and back. Thank you for being the World’s Greatest Mom. “Stay strong and carry on.”

Speaking of Michael, my dear Brother, not a day goes by that I don’t wish I could be right there by your side. You TRULY are the strongest person I know in this world. You have been through so much in your 28 years of life. You have been through more than the average Joe could ever imagine to carry the burden of…and yet you keep pressing on. I honestly don’t know how you do it, but you are the biggest inspiration to me. You have blessed my life with love and laughter, great memories…and a few irritating ones (haha), strength, tenderness and wisdom. The strongest and wisest of Men in this world can’t hold a candle to you. Thank you for being my Brother. I couldn’t ask for a better one…even when times were rough between us. Those times taught me a lot and I am grateful for the lessons in them. Please know that I am always with you and I love you more than I will ever be able to express with words.

To my Auntie, thank you for everything. You have been so supportive of me and there for me through all the crap going on in my life these past months. Your wisdom and guidance is ever appreciated…more than you will ever know. It’s nice to have you to lean on…even when times AREN’T tough. I love you so much and I am so thankful to have you in our lives.

To my best friend, Lauren, I’m so glad I have you. Our friendship has blossomed over these past 12ish years, and I am so thankful for that. I feel like I’ve kissed a LOT of “friend toads” to finally find you, haha! Friends come and go, I realize that, but I KNOW that you are here to stay. You and all your spunky, quirky, feistiness. I appreciate you, your love and tolerance of my shenanigans, and our friendship more than you will ever truly know. Good friends are really hard to come by, but they are worth waiting for. Thank you for always being there for me, and lifting me up when I am down. Thank you for making me laugh, calling me out on my bullshit, not taking crap from me, and most of all, thank you for being YOU. I love you girl.

To my mentor and “best internet friend forever”, Chrissy: I am seriously looking forward to the day when we are no longer “just internet friends”. I feel like I have known you my entire life. From the second we met, we clicked, and haven’t looked back. Thank you for not only mentoring me in my Young Living Essential Oils business, but for mentoring me in my life. It’s not always easy to deal with me, this I know…but you always manage to do so with grace and plenty of humor, and I appreciate that SO VERY MUCH. Thank you for your patience with me and for teaching me all you know. I can only hope to aspire to your level of awesome someday. Most importantly, however, thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me. Someday, we’re gonna have our off-grid commune (with Lauren, too) and we will kick all the ass and take all the names, haha! I can’t wait.

To my beautiful Midwife, you are just the best. I’m not sure what else to say about that. I’m so thankful that my former beautiful Midwife was able to place me under your care. You both have been such huge blessings in my life and in the lives of my children. I look forward to bringing this little one Earthside soon, and I can sleep well at night knowing you will have my back every step of the way. And hey, I bet you’re thankful I didn’t have the baby today, haha!!! (I know my Husband is!)

I’m thankful for my growing business and all the amazing ladies I have had join my team…you all are so special to me, I hope you realize that. I love watching all of you grow in your knowledge of essential oils. You’ve all come such a long way already, and I look forward to many more years of guiding and helping you along your paths to better health and growing lifelong friendships with each and every one of you. Thank you for choosing me to help you along the way.

I am thankful to have a roof over our heads, warmth in our home, and healthy food on the table. I’m so truly blessed that we all are in good health, as well. That is everything right there. I’m thankful that I can stay home and raise my children myself and educate them myself and birth them myself…I REALLY AM a homebody, if you haven’t figured that out already. ;-)

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Thank you to all my family, near and far, for so many wonderful memories. On this day, I think of all the Thanksgivings of the past. All of our good times, my burnt turkeys, Grandma slaving away in the kitchen, while Grandpa tinkered away in the garage, little ones running underfoot and spending the holidays together. I hope you are all doing well this holiday season. I miss you all terribly, and love you even more.

Lastly, I’m EXTREMELY thankful that I’ve made it this far in my pregnancy. As of a couple days ago, I am officially the most pregnant I have ever been in any of my 3 pregnancies. I escaped the chance for a second preemie baby, 4 days ago on Monday, when I hit 37 weeks gestation. There are really no words to describe that relief. Now, I get to sit back and relax and prepare to birth this baby, at home, into my own loving arms. That is definitely something to be thankful for!!!


If I failed to mention you in this post, I am incredibly sorry. It wasn’t because you aren’t important enough to note, I just don’t want this post to drag on for days and days. I am truly thankful to each and every one of you though and I hope you are enjoying this holiday, surrounded by the ones you love (even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving).


Thank you for reading all of this and…

Happy Thanksgiving.

From my home to yours.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Baby Boho Belly Henna


On November 5th, a good, ol’ High School buddy of mine came up here with her 2 beautiful little girls. She planned to do some henna on us! This was such a special treat and gift to us. She came bearing gifts of homemade goodies as well. She concocted some yummy sugar scrubs to exfoliate my itchy belly, some bath bombs and foot bombs for my aching feet, and the tinctures to put on my tummy after the henna was all done. Her sugar scrub was TO. DIE. FOR. I literally ate a teaspoon of it…since it was all-natural ingredients: honey, sugar in the raw, sugar, coconut oil, green tea and lemon juice. OMG. I had to keep reminding my sugar-craving, pregnant self, that it was for exfoliating my tummy and body…not for consumption, haha!!

I have never had henna done one me before, so I couldn’t wait! I had been checking out all kinds of cool pregnancy belly henna design over the past couple weeks. I saw so many adorable designs on the web, but none were 100% me. Aubrey knows me pretty well, and especially my tastes and interests, so all I knew, was she is an incredibly gifted artist, and I’m sure she would blow me outta the water with her hand-drawn design…

…and she did NOT disappoint.

Here is the rough draft that she drew up and tweaked while working on me.


She 100% designed this all by herself! Except for tracing the initial outline of the star, she completely free-handed the whole thing.

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Beautiful Aubrey, hard at work on my 34 week pregnant belly!


This picture cannot possibly convey how excited I was in that moment!!! I was absolutely IN LOVE with the entire design!

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It was a little bit Wiccan & Celtic, with the pentacle…a lotta bit Sanskrit, with the Mandala…and 1,000% perfection!!!

She couldn’t have designed a more truly fitting piece of art for this Bohemian Mama’s belly.

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She even took some time out after working on me for 5 hours, to henna the girls as well.


Cinderella, of course, requested she draw Toothless, from the “How To Train Your Dragon” movies.

How perfect is he?!

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Her beautiful daughter asked for a tiny heart on her cheek, and my MHG drew up this design for Aubrey to copy onto her bicep.

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I got so much love for this pretty Mama!

If you’re reading this, THANK YOU SO MUCH, AUBREY. From the bottom of my heart. It really means the world to me.

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The next morning, long after the henna had fallen off the night before, it left a gorgeous design stained on my belly.

It stuck around for nearly 2 weeks, and the girls are STILL rocking theirs.

It was a perfect and amazing baby gift.

Thank you honey.


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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Farewell Favorite Month



October is absolutely, without-a-doubt, hands down, my favorite month. There’s just something about October. The trees are turning brilliant shades of yellow (around here). The air is more brisk. You finally get to bundle up in that new cozy sweater and moccasin boots. Chai teas all around! Pumpkin carving….and all things spooky! Binge watching movies like The Addams Family, Edward Scissorhands, Practical Magic, Nightmare Before Christmas & Sleepy Hollow. Samhain (Halloween) is my most loved Sabbat (holiday). People start to slow down a little, as do I, and I become more introspective. It’s a good month.

This year, October was even more special. As the time for giving birth draws nearer, we tackled a bunch of projects in preparation for the big event…and in preparation for Winter. We put the final touches on our bedroom remodel, the girls’ decorating scheme, and then installed a new water heater. We’re sick of 5-minute showers AND we’re gonna need an endless supply (or at least more than 6 gallons) of hot water for when it’s time to water birth…YES. HERE IN THE RV!

After doing nearly a year of research, we purchased the Precision Temp RV-550 (RV specific…not a house/residential one), 4-season, tankless water heater. You can check out that post, including links to the water heater HERE. After using it for a month now (today: 11-15-15) AND doing a test run with the birthing tub (today), it is endlessly marvelous.


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I mentioned our bedroom remodel. Yes, we wrapped that up earlier this month. I am so completely IN LOVE with how it turned out. Although I dreamed up the all-white everything…with small pops of color here and there, my Husband, as usual, brought my vision to life…AND SOME. He’s incredible! To see all 8 posts of that amazing transformation, you can begin HERE. The other 7 posts are listed at the end of that one and each remodel post thereafter. To see the end result, click HERE.


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Toward the middle of the month, once the new water heater was installed, it was time for us to hit the Winter-readying process hard. A LOT went into that, and we still have a couple loose ends to wrap up, but for the most part, we are ready to stare Winter down. You can read about that thorough process HERE.


This was after our “first snow”. It was more of a dusting, but it definitely got chilly. The RV stayed super warm though! AND, more importantly, none of our lines or tanks froze. That’s the most critical. Mission accomplished.



The wee ones and their shenanigans.


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Check out the finished product of the girls’ Harry Potter room makeover! You can see it HERE.

HP Bedroom Blog Post


Just a couple quick pics of my dreads. They are 15 months old as of October 30th! Time sure has flown by, and I think they’re starting to look better. A lot of the bumps are starting to round out…finally. Pay no mind to my wild pirate makeup for Halloween, lol!

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 Oct 2015 ER Order

This month's Young Living Essential Rewards order was about $200. I know…that’s a LOT. I usually don’t spend that much, but this month I wanted to take advantage of the deal to get free oils, and I earned about $30 back (15% earnings rate) for future orders! I restocked 3 types of my samples to share with YOU (contact me if you’d like to give them a try…they aren’t pictured here) & got 15mL bottles of Clary Sage, Myrtle, & Myrrh (all 3 are for my birth), as well as 5mL bottles of Envision and Peace & Calming…which is now BACK IN STOCK!!! Peace & Calming is an INCREDIBLY popular blend, and is hard to keep around. It really does live up to its namesake.

By ordering all of this, I received FREE bottles of Thieves and Clove. Thieves is absolutely THE OIL you want to have around during this sicky time of year. It boosts the immune system AND helps fend off the yuckies if you catch them. Clove is just plain fabulous for diffusing to achieve that fall-like aroma, or great if you have occasional tooth pain.* I even make some homemade oil-pulling, coconut oil chews with a drop of Clove in them for my oral hygiene. It helps to freshen the breath, pull toxins from the body (the coconut oil), and aids in boosting your oral health. If you don’t know what the benefits of oil-pulling are, do a quick Google search and you’ll be amazed by what you learn!

Another reason why their Essential Rewards-autoship program is so amazing (aside from getting free oils, discounted shipping, and potentially making some $), is earning BACK money every time you spend! For the first 6 months in the program, you will earn back 10% on your Essential Rewards order. The next 6 months, you will earn back 15%. Beginning in that 13th month, and forevermore (as long as you remain a member), you will earn the full 20% back  on all ER orders. So basically, it’s a win-win. I’m gonna be spending the money anyways…so I might as well get some back to apply to future purchases. And that is EXACTLY what I did this month. A quick side note, you are not obligated to stick with the program indefinitely. You are free to join/quit/join, whenever you like. Just be sure to spend your earnings before you quit! You will have to start back over with your earnings though, when you rejoin. If you don’t want to quit forever, you ARE allowed one skip month per year.

You are absolutely allowed to spend your earnings each month if you’d like, but for myself, they aren’t crazy high, so I have opted to let them accumulate over the course of this past year. By the time I was ready to cash them in this month, I had almost $200 to spend!!! Cue happy dance!

I ordered DiGize (my favorite oil for digestive issues…I wouldn’t have been able to get through this pregnancy without it), Frankincense (a rather expensive, but incredibly multi-purpose oil), PanAway (for all your “pans”)…fabulous for post-Yoga, post-workout aches and such, and Lavender (the MOST used oil in this house…especially by my girls). Lavender is great for bedtime and boo-boos…among about a million other things.

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If you'd like to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, or their kick-butt (no strings attached) rewards program, shoot me an email at:!!! Who doesn’t want FREE oils???

I would like to leave this here for you. October may be over, but Autumn isn’t! These are still some FABULOUS aromas to diffuse throughout your home during this time of year. They would be perfect during Thanksgiving as well!

Halloween Diffuser Recipes 2015


I am Wiccan. This Sabbat (holiday) is my “New Year”-so to speak. It is a time for reflection and new beginnings. However, Samhain, more importantly, is a time for honoring one’s ancestors. We take the time to remember our loved ones that have passed on before us. It is said, that this is the time of year when the veil between our physical world, and the spirit world, is at its thinnest. The spirits can walk the Earth alongside us. So we pay homage to our loved ones that have passed on, and remember all the good times we had with them.

This is where the tradition of dressing up in costumes originated. A long time ago, our ancestors believed that as the Spirits walked the Earth on this night…not all were friendly. So they would wear masks to deceive the spirits. They would carve turnips and gourds into scary faces, and leave them on their doorsteps, to deter the malevolent spirits from entering their homes (thus the origins of pumpkin carving). It is a fascinating subject to learn more about, if you’re ever interested.

We dressed up as: Nic-Zombie, Myself-Pregnant Pirate, Monster High Girl-Darth Vader, and Cinderella-Scooby Doo. We had a great time trick-or-treating in a couple neighborhoods. The girls got just enough candy to appease them, and we headed home a couple hours later…ready to load up on sugar and crash for the night. You can read that post HERE…or click on the picture below. I wanted to do my annual Samhain ritual at midnight, after everyone went to bed, but my pregnancy exhaustion kicked in, and I passed out LONG before that time.

 Halloween 2015 Blog Post


October #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge

As always, HERE is my monthly Yoga Challenge post. Although I accomplished 31 days of Yoga this month, I’m seriously starting to suffer from pregnancy-caused SPD, as this pregnancy comes to a close. It is beginning to affect my Yoga practice as well, and I foresee myself slowing down a LOT for these remaining few weeks. I hope to still bust some poses out from time to time, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Most poses are already out of the question for me. Pretty much the only ones that DON’T hurt these days, are backbends…and inversions…but I’m not longer allowed to do inversions. Wish me luck! My practice has already been so inhibited by this pregnancy…this is just icing on the cake. But it’s well worth it!!!

Oct Yoga Challenge blog Post


Speaking of the little bugger, here are this month’s weekly transition photos. We’re growing larger everyday…Baby Boho and I.

I’ve had a couple appointments this month. My blood work came back wonderful, the Baby is doing great, and I am healthy, so all is well.

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That’s a wrap on my favorite month. As you can see, life is progressing along splendidly up here in these gorgeous Rocky Mountains. We are officially ready for Winter and *almost* ready for Baby Boho to finally make their appearance. On that note, what do you think Baby Boho will be?

Girl or Boy?

Leave your guess in the comments below!

As always, thanks for reading! We look forward to sharing our birth story with you very soon!


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