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Did you know that Doterra means gift from earth? I’m so excited to share with you my recent discovery and amazement of essential oils. I was given a few samples from my friend Tiffani and it seemed like it was the perfect timing. I had had a cough for several weeks and I rubbed the Lemon Doterra essential oil on my throat and within 2 hours it was feeling better and by the next day it was gone.

My daughter who is 6 months old also got a runny nose and congestion. I rubbed lavender on her feet and I massaged the Doterra essential oil blend Breath with coconut oil on her chest and feet and back of the neck. She would sleep through the night without waking up stuffy and within a few days it was cleared up. Unlike the Vicks vapor rub I have always used on all my children, the Doterra oils showed results quickly.

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Here she is at bed time with a smile on her face because she can breath without being stuffed up.

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This is a picture I took of my 2 year old son who developed hives out of no where. I ran to my little bag of samples and sample cards and found that peppermint was good for hives. I massaged it in with coconut oil and within 15 minutes the hives had gone away. I am not sure what caused them, but I do know that when he gets a mosquito bite he swells up for days. And with the Doterra peppermint essential oil it cleared up in less than 30 minutes.

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This is a picture of my daughter who had hit her head on the corner of the wall in the hall way, as you can tell it bruised quickly and left a bump. Now as a mother of six I have had this happen a lot of times. Usually I give them an ice pack and some Tylenol for the pain. But when my daughter hit her head I got out my little bag of samples again and found that the Doterra Deep blue rub cream was good for bruises and pain.

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It smells like icy hot or bengay but it is nice knowing that it is all natural from mother earth.

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Within 20 minutes you could hardly see it and in the morning a light bruise was there. I was expecting the bruise to be bigger like I have had in past experiences.

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This picture was taken 30 minutes after applying the Doterra deep blue cream.

Now I am not sure if this is a coincidence or not but my friend had been hospitalized in the ICU 4 times in a month. She had bacteria in her lungs, asthma and pnemonia. I took a trip to see her and I rubbed some of the Doterra oil blend breath and On Guard on her neck and on the back of her ears. I only did it the one time but 2 days later she was released from ICU and sent back home!

I have used peppermint oil for my menstral cramps, the lavender oil to calm down the kids around bedtime. I have used the On guard oil blend on my son who was running a 102 fever. I have used the Doterra Digest Zen gel caps for digestive problems. I had been sick for a week and I finally tried the gelcap because I am stubborn like that and it was gone the next day. I love the wild orange essential oil for it helps me with my anxiety and so does the lavender.

I have been on Xanax since 2005 and I am trying to get off of them. I have read about drinking a glass of water with a few drops of wild orange in it and that it helps with depression and anxiety.

I’m so thankful to have found a safe alternative to over the counter meds that actually works! There is a really great video here if you are interested in learning more.

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Even better, there is an amazing deal going on if you enroll right now. I just wanted to pass this great info along. If you do enroll and want all of the freebies on the picture, make sure you order through this link. Anyone that enrolls before midnight tomorrow is entered in a chance to win a free aroma-ace diffuser! Click here for more details on how to win. I couldn’t of made this possible without Tiffani and Katie!

This is a great opportunity for you and for myself. I am excited to spread the word about how Doterra essential oils work. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

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Once I discovered Craftsy I loved it. I purchased three classes and they are great and very informative.

I purchased the Professional Family Portraits by Kirk Tuck, which is also a fellow Texan like myself.  Within five minutes of watching his video I was laughing so much, because he was demonstrating how it is to photograph toddlers who just won’t sit still. Having six kids I know exactly how that is. He had some great information on how to get a toddlers attention and to capture that perfect picture. I have learned so much already from his class and the best thing is that I can watch it when I can, or I can pause it and continue watching it when the kids are in bed or at the park, in other words, when I have free time. Which is one of the features that I love about taking Craftsy classes.

I have also purchased the Modern Buttercream class by Joshua John Russell and the Improve Your Knittingclass with Patty Lyons from Lion Brand Yarn.

Joshua John Russell has some awesome and beautiful cakes! I have been baking with my grandmother since I was a kid and have always wanted to learn how to do cakes from scratch rather than a box. His site booms with a great song and I was in awe of his cakes and how talented he is. I can’t wait to start watching his class. 

I have also been crocheting since I was about 8 years old, also with my grandmother. She is 91 years old and she does not know how to knit so I never learned to knit. But, the great thing about the knitting class is that I do not have the supplies I need to work on it yet, but the class will still be there for me when I do get the supplies. I can also do a 30 second rewind if I need to practice the stitch a few times! I was also impressed with how an associate at Lion Brand Yarn did the class. That is my first choice in yarn when I go shopping!

Right now you can Gift Any Craftsy Class and save big while you’re looking for a gift for someone who want’s to learn how to do something, anything with these easy classes.

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Miley Vs. Katy

I have always been a big Katy Perry fan and know most of her songs by heart. But I have children who also listen to her music. They were still young when the famous “I Kissed a Girl” song came out, yet they all sang it along with me. It reminded me of the song that came out in the 90’s by Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl which was one of my favorites too. Some songs of Katy’s are great, inspiring and motivational. But when the song “T.G.I.F.” came out I was asked what a Ménage à trois was by my then 7 year old. I just told her I would tell her when she was older or she will figure it out on her own when she got older. I remember learning what it meant at about 13 years old. She can wait a while!

So here is my interpretation of some of the Katy Perry songs that I like.

1. I kissed a girl – pretty much explains itself lol
2. Waking up in Vegas – Eloping with some guy she just met.
3. Hot and Cold – This isn’t too bad aside from using the word Bitch in the first verse.(which my kids are asking me if it okay to say bad words if they are singing them in a song.)
4. Teenage Dream – Whole song is about sex and in my opinion kind of encourages teen sex.
5. T.G.I.F. – Is about getting so drunk she doesn’t remember what happened the night before, such as a threesome, streaking, hickies, kissing, skinny dipping, taking shots, and getting arrested. 
6. California Gurls – having sex on the beach, wearing daisy dukes and bikinis (Snoop Dog says… Homeboys Bangin’ out, All that ass Hangin’ out, Bikinis, zucchinis, Martinis, no weenies, Just the King And the Queeny, Katy my lady, Lookie here baby I’m all up on ya Cuz you’re representin’ California.) So pretty much about looking like a slut on the beach!!
7. E.T. – I really do like this song…In my opinion, it’s about her wanting to have sex with an alien… which is a metaphor for having great sex with a hot guy… and the new look she did for the video for Katy Perry – E.T.was so fake. I believe she was being told by agents and managers that she needed to beef up her look to out do Lady Gaga who was wearing some freaky shit at the time.
8. Firework – Great song, inspirational and uplifting. Positive… no complains. Other than the lame ass first line of “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind,  wanting to start again?” Come on Katy, I know you could of written a better line than that.)
9. Part of Me – Great song! Teaches not to let anyone tell you who to be and what to be.
10. Wide Awake – Another great song. Teaches to be aware of your surroundings. Not to be depressed about love and how to get back up again. 
11. Roar – Great as well. Teaches to be strong and to be proud of yourself.

Here is my interpretation of some of the Miley Cyrus/Hanna Montana songs that I like.

1. The Best of both Worlds – it was catchy lol.
2. The Climb – Great song, inspirational
3. Party in the U.S.A. – Also a great song! It was a bit more different than before and it was positive towards the kids.
4. We Can’t Stop – Great song! It isn’t about sex or doing drugs, its about having fun…. but the video Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop is full of it! 
5. Wrecking Ball – The song is actually great too… well written, love the lyrics but again the video Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball  is completely full of nudity. 

Both of these girls are popular with the young kids ages 4 to I am going to guess 35 lol… I know four because my 4 year old son loves both of these girls songs.Last night my daughters were finding videos on youtube and they were watching Katy Perry – Teenage Dream. I had never watched the whole video through and when I saw my kids seeing Katy Perry nude I asked myself…. “Whats the difference between Katy Perry’s nude picture in Teenage Dream and Miley Cyrus’ nudity in Wrecking Ball?”

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Yes, Katy’s picture is subtle, sweet, almost angelic because she is laying on a cloud… but it is still nudity… and I know this next picture is 100 times worse. Which I edited myself :)!
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Small children are seeing this nudity, even if you take away their phones, internet, Ipads, tablets everything, they will always have access to it in some form, lets not forget the television too. I think it is making teenage boys and even grown men lust over girls like this. Which is normal I guess… Having a husband who isn’t ashamed to say he think’s Katy Perry is hot!

These are not the only two celebrities out there who are nude in their videos, but the reason I bring these two to attention is because I love all their songs. Even Katy Perry’s songs that are about sex, they are catchy good tunes and Miley Cyrus’ new songs, my kids love them! My 10 year old daughter says she HATES Miley Cyrus yet sings her songs when they come on the radio. I had never seen the Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball video until I saw my daughter watching it. I stood there watching for a good minute and a half in shock before my mother instincts kicked in and told her to turn that crap off! 

So I know everyone has heard the phrase “Sex Sells”. Well it is being sold to our children now. In the 90’s Camel Cigarettes had to remove Joe Cool the Camel off their boxes because it was a cartoon character and that was supposedly influencing kids to smoke. I was a teenager at that time and I did smoke but not Camels, I have always smoked Marlboro’s and the Joe Cool Camel had no influence on me to smoke that brand. 

I don’t follow the celebrity gossip too much. But I did read that Katy Perry and Russel Brand split up because he wanted kids and she didn’t. And now she is with John Mayer (who looks like a heroin addict). And that Miley Cyrus is fighting with her dad so that is why she is making all these controversial videos. Celebrities are people too, I guess they just have the money to express themselves and show it to the whole world… I can express myself through a small blog in hopes one person will see it.

So just from going through both of the lists of songs by Katy and Miley, I realized the first ones that Katy Perry came out with, were all sexual, and the more recent ones, turned to good positive motivational songs. As if a life change created new songs for her to write. With Miley all her songs are good but the recent ones are more risky than the sweet little country girl she used to be. I guess some people grow up and some people grow wiser.

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