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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wake Me Up…When September Ends

This has been a ridiculously crazy month of remodeling our bedroom, progressing in my pregnancy…and a beautiful photo shoot to prove it, and of course, Yogaing to the best of my ability. I even made a few strides in my Essential Oil business, furthering and projecting myself into success!

Our month began with another unexpected encounter with mold in our bedroom. That prompted a complete remodeling of the room…to include the removal and replacement of insulation and a wall. Once the new wall was installed, we had to paint over it…and that led to a whole new color scheme. Or maybe I should say, the whole new LACK of a color scheme. This time, I opted for the bright, room enlarging effect of ALL. WHITE. I know, I know. It doesn’t quite sound like me, does it? But I can assure you, I am madly in love with its outcome and I’m super pleased we went that route. The remodel was broken down into 8 posts, 7 of which took place this month. You’ll have to read on into October to catch the Grand Finale post.

Part 1-Bedroom Remodel 3.0


Part 2-Insulation and wall removal and replacement


Part 3-Walls and ceiling sanding and painting


Part 4-Bed Platform Rebuild (2.0)


And HERE is the first time we rebuilt the bed platform…when we first bought the RV back in 2013.

Part 5-Window Work & Creating A Cabinet


Part 6-Ultra Pure White Bedroom


Part 7-Final Coat & Cabinet Is Up


On the day Nic put the first two coats of paint on the walls and ceiling, the girls and I slipped out of the house for the day, to attend my 7 Month Maternity Photo Shoot!!! Well, I was 1 day away from hitting 7 months. Auntie Lauren hung out with us for the day and lent a hand with my girls. I don’t know what I’d do without her. The photos turned out absolutely amazing, but I’m not at all surprised. Jennifer Lambson of Photography by Jennifer Lambson is an incredibly gifted photographer. You can check out her FB page HERE, if you’re interested in getting in touch with her to do photos for you! You can see the whole photo shoot HERE, and here are a few of my favorite shots from that day…


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I am soooooooo in love with how they all turned out.

This month's Young Living Essential Rewards order was a bit less $, only 135pv, but I still earned $20 back (15% earnings rate) for future orders! I restocked a couple of my samples to share with YOU & got 5mL bottles of Helichrysum & Cardamom. If you'd like to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils or their rewards program, shoot me an email at:!!!


I immediately put my Cardamom to use by whipping up this delectable Fall diffuser blend!!! It was so yummy smelling…I wanted to eat it!


Towards the end of the month, I put my resourcefulness to work by drawing up and building (all by myself) a new Essential Oils cabinet. My old one was overflowing with Oily love and goodness and was in dire need of being replaced. I wanted something large, yet built to the exact dimensions of my 15mL bottles and I wanted it to to look built into my bedroom. The end result was nothing short of perfect (to my expectations)…albeit flawed in every loving way imaginable.


I was able to repurpose my old cabinet’s hardware, utilize scrap wood from our bedroom remodel project, and I dipped into my bedroom paint.

Basically, I spent $0 to build this.

I want to make a tutorial on how I built it, but that has yet to happen. I will get around to it soon though, I promise.

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Oil cabinet

My #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge for the month of September was a bit lacking, thanks to our remodeling project. I only managed to do it about half the month. I will do better in October though! You can see the post HERE. Oh, I DID do a few poses at my maternity photo shoot.

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My dreads, being older than a year now, no longer get their own monthly update post, but they are still fun & lovely. 14 Months old now.

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The Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th was absolutely out of this world!!! I hope you got a chance to witness it in person, but in case you didn’t, here are a couple shots I took of it. I really wish I had a better camera during times like this!

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Lunar Eclipse

We had a fabulous first month of [not] Back to School! We enjoyed the usual Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, but we also enjoy painting, clay play and drawing.

Letters & Numbers Fun!

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Drawing and Painting Fun!

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Clay Play Fun!

MHG made a Faery, Jack Sparrow (the Pirate) and a house room replica…

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Cindy made Mommy (hahahahaha) and practiced her letter A, number 0 & Circle shape.

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The Mountains are looking gorgeous as ever…and it’s only a matter of time before they’re covered in white…but, I CAN wait.


And now for this month’s pregnancy by the week shots!

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I know this post was a bit haphazardly put together, but this was the jist of our month. It was a bit chaotic, a bit fun, and a whole lotta busy. Thanks for keeping up with our shenanigans and we look forward to sharing more with you in the future. All our best to you and yours!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge

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Day 190: Mermaid Pose-Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (variation).


Day 191: Extended Puppy Pose-Uttana Shishoasana.


Day 192: Dolphin Pose-Makarasana.


Day 193: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose-Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana.


Day 194: Butterfly Pose-Baddha Konasana.


Day 195: Boat Pose-Navasana.


Day 196: Lotus Posture-Padmasana.


Day 197: Camel Pose-Ustrasana.


Day 198: Handstand/Full Arm Balance-Adho Mukha Vrksasana.


Day 199: Revolved Tree Pose-Vrksasana (variation).


Day 200: Wheel Pose/Upward Facing Bow Pose/Full Backbend-Urdhva Dhanurasana.


Day 201: Half Lotus Tree Pose-Ardha Padmasana Vrksasana.


Day 202: Upward Bow Headstand Pose-Urdhva Danurasana Sirsasana.

I have been incorporating my Essential Oils into my Yoga and Meditation practice, and since doing so, it has turned my Yoga practice upside down. Sometimes even literally. This month, my oils propelled my practice through my increasing pregnancy exhaustion. They gave me the energy and comfort to continue pushing myself. I am not ready to hang up the Yoga mat…and I honestly hope that day never comes. I really do love my Young Living Essential Oils. I try to incorporate a different oil(s) every month into my practice.

This month, I gave the new blend “Peace & Calming II” a try. I put a drop of P&C 2 on my temples to relax me during my practice...because I am now getting to the point in my pregnancy, where I pretty much just want to relax during my Yoga practice. I put 4 drops into my diffuser to diffuse while practicing as well. It filled the air with such a relaxing and pleasing scent! It was just what I needed .


If you are familiar with the original Peace & Calming Essential Oil, but want to know the difference between the two, here’s this:

p & c 2 comparison

~The gentle aroma of Peace & Calming II includes Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, Davana, and Young Living’s exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oils. This proprietary blend creates a relaxing and pleasant aroma when inhaled or diffused. Dilute and apply topically to moisturize and beautify the appearance of skin.* Peace & Calming II includes the naturally occurring constituents germacrene D, linalol, alpha-pinene, and bisabolol.

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, please contact me at: If you would rather not contact me, but want to go ahead and sign up, or purchase essential oils, you can go HERE. I don’t think you’ll need my member #, but in case you do, it is 2173554. To read some amazing essential oil testimonials, click HERE. You will have to register to peruse the site, but it is free.

I am still enjoying this challenge and have no intentions of stopping anytime soon...slowing down perhaps, but not stopping. Pregnancy is NOT a sickness. It is simply a variation of normal. Rest assured though, my Midwife is 100% up-to-date on all the poses I’m doing, and has continued to give me the green light to continue my practice…with some exceptions and modifications thrown in here and there.

I hope you are all doing well, and if you are interested in joining our Yoga For Every Body group on Facebook, you can join by clicking HERE. It is for all levels…from “I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m interested” to “I own a Yoga studio”. Head on over there and introduce yourself! We love making new Yogi and Yogini friends, supporting and helping one another and finding new inspiration!!!


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The previous monthly challenges can be found by clicking on one of the months below:









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