Thursday, January 24, 2019

I spent a good chunk of my young adulthood smelling like either Victoria Secret's Vanilla Lace lotion or Clinique's Happy perfume. I had pretty much stopped wearing any synthetic fragrances by the time I started in the holistic health industry but I definitely quit once I learned how bad they are for us. Our skin absorbs those toxic ingredients and sends them straight to our organs to wreak silent havoc. Since then, I've pretty much worn organic lotions scented by essential oils but the pickings can be slim when it comes to those.

My favorite scent to wear now is Passion by doTERRA. I love that it is spicy and sexy. It combines cardamom (hello, I'm a chai tea fanatic!), cinnamon, ginger, clove, sandalwood, jasmine, vanilla bean, and damiana, which in the herb world is used as an aphrodisiac. I bought an empty glass bottle (essential oils break down plastic) from the Nutrition Center to make my own body or linen spray. I used 8 oz of filtered water, a TBSP of witch hazel, and about 30 drops of Passion because I like to smell it strong. I lightly spray it on my bare skin or spray it in the air in front of me when I am dressed, and then I step into it. I also have the touch roll-on and I dab that on my wrists and neck.

I am basically stockpiling it so don't go buying any and cutting into my inventory. I am kidding. You may love it too, but if you don't, send me your bottle!!

Snow Bunnies!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

It was so cold out...and the strange thing was that the top of the snow was frozen but once you tried to make a snowball, it just fell apart into powder. Like, throwing fairy dust around.

But, Kindred had a good time and the chai tea was warm and spicy good when I came inside. I love to see the snow!! If it's going to be freezing, it might as well be beautiful outside!!

Happy 5th Birthday, Kindred!!

Monday, January 14, 2019

We decided to skip a birthday party-party this year because Naiya's counts are down making her more susceptible to infection and Nova is in Kindergarten with lots of other kiddos. We hated the idea of excluding one or the other so we made Kindred's birthday super special and she will have a half-birthday party in July to make up for it. I asked Kindred what she might like to do and she said she wanted a new crystal from the crystal store. So, I immediately thought about Cosmic Connections in Nashville and thought that, while we were down there, Kindred would LOVE to eat at Rainforest Cafe.

I was mistaken. It scared the whiz out of her. Just like it did Dylan. But all the other kids around seemed to love it.

She was enjoying herself until the thunderstorm happened. The lights get low, thunder rumbles, strobe lights flash like lightning and the animals go nuts. It's either super cool or extremely traumatizing, depending on who you ask. Kindred hid under the table just like Dylan did.

Me and my girl have logged many rides on carousels and I love that. I have enjoyed every single one.
Kindred, I don't know what cosmic contract you worked out to be here...against all the odds of a balanced translocation, here you are. You were my destiny all along, I just didn't know it. Oh how my heart ached for you for so many years. You have been the biggest surprise yet. I love you so much. Thank you for every single moment.

Heart Happy

Friday, January 04, 2019

On the list of things that make my heart happy...these two are at the top.