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How we ACTUALLY use doTerra products in our every day life

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A few years ago I remember getting my first kit of essential oils and kind of staring at them, wondering what I was ACTUALLY going to EVER do with all of those oils. I started with the doTerra Home Essentials Kit (which was so great). After 8 months of ordering one new thing per month, something just CLICKED and I really started using the oils in my every day life.

At first I thought that using oils every day would look like pouring little drops onto my hand and placing it in magic places or something, but that’s not at all what it looks like for our household.

Today I processed our monthly order and I realized that almost ALL of the order was restocking items we use on the regular, so I thought I’d share the ways we use doTerra products in our every day life!

  • OnGuard Foaming Hand Soap
    Of all the items we use daily, this one we probably use more than any other one. Both of our sinks have bottles of OnGuard foaming hand soap. after buying the two dispensers, I now just buy the refill bottles. One of the refill bottles fills up two dispensers, and we tend to go through one refill bottle a month.

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  • OnGuard Toothpaste
    Another daily product for us. This was one of the first products I started using from doTerra. We use the OnGuard toothpaste every time we brush our teeth, and when I find myself having to use Crest or Colgate, I realize how much I really love the OnGuard toothpaste.

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  • Peppermint Beadlets
    We’ve discovered that these peppermint beadlets are super multi-functional. Upset stomach? Pop a beadlet. Bad breath? Pop a beadlet. Head starting to hurt? Pop a beadlet. They’re really affordable and help with any daily problems our bodies might have.

 

  • Purify Shoe Spray
    Shoes can get so stinky, and after months of trying to just deal, I put some Purify + witch hazel + water into a little spray bottle (we’re in the process of getting bigger spray bottles) and spray it into the shoes every night.

 

  • OnGuard Hand Sanitizing Spray
    Listen, I make a living digging clothes out of giant piles of discarded donations. There’s some NASTY AF stuff in those bins. But I use the OnGuard hand spray afterwards. It’s my go-to hand spray.

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  • Purify
    Not only do we use purify as spray, but after using the bathroom we often straight up just put a few drops of purify straight into the toilet to help neutralize any stink left over. It’s kinda funny because purify smells like cilantro so our bathroom smells like cilantro most of the time.

  • Serenity pillow spray + blend
    I used to use Lavender on my feet and THEN I got the Serenity blend, which has lavender but also a bunch of other relaxing oils in the blend. It’s my bedtime jam. I made a pillow spray with witch hazel + Serenity + water. Shake well to combine and then spray on linens. I also made the serenity into a rollerball – Serenity oil + Fractionated coconut oil. The Serenity is put on my feet and my spine. Basically I sleep all covered in Serenity.
  • Lemon + Witch Hazel Toner
    For YEARS I’ve sworn by the lemon + witch hazel toner magic, and I’ve seriously seen a HUGE reduction in my breakouts since I’ve started using this. We usually just squirt a little witch hazel on a cotton swab and then put a drop or two of lemon on top and wipe it across our faces.

So there you have it! I think it’s easy to buy oils and get overwhelmed at how exactly to use them, so I hope this helps y’all start thinking of ways to incorporate essential oils into your life. If you use essential oils, leave me a comment and tell me what you most commonly use them for!

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10 things that make me happy

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One of my May Goals was to take photos of 10 different things that make me happy as part of my 101 in 1001 list. I’m rounding up those 10 photos right here. Hopefully they’ll make you happy too ๐Ÿ˜€

We were walking around our neighborhood the other day and I saw this plant that IMMEDIATELY reminded me of a unicorn. It is the perfect start to my pictures of happy things because I cannot get over how happy this plant makes me.

Any day where Space Mountain fast passes are involved ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Finally taking my rose gold ears to Disneyland… and capturing this great picture of a stranger and his girl.

 

This is Justen sharing my Poshmark closet for me. Almost completely out of nowhere, Justen got really into working on my Poshmark closet in his free time.

 

My new River Maiden shirt! I have 0 shirts from local coffee shops, and I was so excited to buy this. River Maiden had a pretty rough year this past year, and I’m proud to be a customer of theirs <3

 

I spent MONTHS trying to find these Sam & Libby sandals on the internet. I finally found them on Poshmark and bought them and I am SO GLAD I did. The big huge bows just make my freaking day. Also my distressed embellished jeans were like $11 at JC Penney, which ALSO makes me happy.

 

Piles and piles of Poshmark packages really make me happy. I look at this and I get dollar signs in my eyes because this is my JOB, y’all. How unreal. It makes me so happy.

 

My new pajamas! Halfway through the month I developed a pretty severe, distressing eye twitch. It was on and off all day for over two weeks. at one point we called the advice nurse who gave us a bunch of suggestions, one of which was to allow myself to oversleep. While we were out, I bought a new pair of pajamas and an eye mask and really started to take the whole oversleeping thing seriously. HOW CUTE is the print on these pjs, y’all?

Freaking PEONIES! I picked these up at Trader Joe’s, but I’m just all the heart eyes over peonies and I’m on a mission to figure out how I can keep them alive forever and make a bed out of them. I guess that’s a bit extreme but hey that’s me.

Starbucks Happy Hour with my Justen. We’re not frapuccino people, but when they’re half off then sure. We walked the 1/2 a mile down to Safeway to get these and enjoy the warm afternoon.

My camera roll was full of more moments and photos of things that make me happy and THAT made me even happier. ๐Ÿ˜€

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March 2018

This year Iโ€™m documenting what happens one little month at a time. Itโ€™s on my 101 list and itโ€™s fun to keep track of what weโ€™re doing. Iโ€™m sure that in years to come weโ€™ll look back on the little details and be happy that we can remember them 🙂 Cheers to that.

Coffee Shops Visited: 8

  • Crema
  • Slow Hand Coffee
  • Case Study Coffee
  • Stumptown
  • Jim & Patty’s
  • Hidden River
  • Saint Simon
  • Thatcher’s Coffee

 

NOTABLE EVENTS

1 – Went to Arnold’s, Crema and RCA Studio-B.
2 – Went to Peg Leg Porker, Slow Hand Coffee Roasters. Cinco with Ernie
3 – Bowling with the Halter’s
4 – Oscar’s Party at the Halter’s
5 – Surprised the twins at their school before flying home (and discovering our flight was cancelled!)

9 – I bought Bachelor Nation ๐Ÿ˜€
10 – Went to Case Study Coffee + a cute little bakery next to it. Attempted to make a paleo apple crisp and it was AWFUL. 11 – Went to the Portland Saturday Market & Stumptown Coffee
14 – Volunteered at The Salvation Army
16 – Went to Camp Kuratli to help judge the Bible Bowl Competition
17 – Bible Bowl competition. Went to Jim & Patty’s.
19 – Got coffee with my friend Brandi at Hidden River.
21 – Volunteered at The Salvation Army
23 – Walked around the mall with my friend Anna. Had Happy Hour at Feast316 and met up with some friends at the Portland Night Market

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27 – Went to Saint Simon Coffee Roasters + walked to the grocery store to get dinner.
28 – Went on a hike around Lacamas Lake. Justen told me it was a walk but it was straight up a hike.

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30 – Spent the day at camp with the Nottles.

31 – Went to Thatcher’s, spent the evening with Alan + Maria

Books Read: 2

#Girlboss and Bachelor Nation (you can read my reviews here)

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Blog Posts Written: 4

Things Accomplished from my 101 in 1001 List:

  • 6 blog posts (#38)
  • 5 coffee shops (#47)
  • Tried a new recipe (#50)
  • 2 books (#57)
  • Bought myself flowers (#68)

Catch up on our year:

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Book Reviews Round 1

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Lately I’ve been doing all the reading. I’ve started to take advantage of my library card and I’ve been really diligent about reading more. I thought it would be nice to start doing a little round up of books I’ve been reading lately and what I thought of them. So here are the books I’ve finished reading since 2018 started! I’m on my way to meeting my 2018 goal of reading 20 books this year! I’m over 1/4 of the way there!

Living Well, Spending Less
I’ve read the blog post about how she got rid of her kid’s toys like 15 zillion times, and I love it. This book is okay. I appreciated her journey from being all about couponing for a good deal to realizing you just don’t need most of the stuff you acquire. If you’re fairly new to the whole simplifying/personal finance world, this would be a great entry point. If you’re already in it, consider it good encouragement to stay the course.

 

The Woman in Cabin 10
This book is what sparked my newfound love of my library card. It’s the story of a woman who witnesses a murder on a small boat (like Murder on the Orient Express, but boat) and nobody believes her. She doesn’t know who to trust or believe and everyone is a suspect.I’ve been wanting to read this one for awhile so I picked it up and literally read it in one day. It had a great premise, but about 3/4 of the way into the book it just got really absurd and the ending was so unsatisfying. I couldn’t put it down, though!

 

A Stranger in the House
I returned The Woman in Cabin 10 and looked for a book I’d been wanting to read (the Couple Next Door). The library didn’t have it, but they did have another book by the same author, so I picked that one up.After crashing her car into a pole while speeding through the wrong side of town, Karen has no memory of why she was there or what was going on. She and her husband, Tom, try their best to piece together what happened on the night of the accident.It was hard to finish because the writing was so boring. The plot line was okay at best. The twist at the end was alright, but definitely did not redeem the writing or the plot up to that point.

 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Eleanor is a quirky, socially awkward human being who is fine being alone. She and a co-worker have a chance encounter with an elderly man (and save his life!) and it starts a whole new chapter in her life.This book was good when I thought Eleanor was just a quirky, social awkward girl but as the book went on I started to feel sad about Eleanor’s story and how she saw the world. I couldn’t put it down, though. I do recommend this one!
 

#GIRLBOSS
I’ve seen SO MANY PEOPLE post about this book, so when I saw it on the news I was ALL ABOUT IT. I currently have my own reselling business so reading about a woman who built an empire from reselling clothes on eBay was REALLY exciting. It didn’t live up to the hype for me. It was good but I didn’t really LEARN anything and a lot of what was shared was really directly related to her own journey – which is super cool but definitely not my path.

Bachelor Nation
When I heard Amy Kaufman interviewed on my favorite Bachelor podcast (Here to Make Friends), I was SO EXCITED to read her book. She had a lot of insight into the franchise and what goes on behind the scenes. I tried ordering it online but my card was expired and the payment wouldn’t go through. Justen and I were perusing the Amazon Store and as we were walking out I saw this book and lost my freaking mind.
I LOVED this book – just like I speculated, it had a lot of insight into the franchise (and a whole history on reality dating shows!) and I learned a lot that will forever change how I look at the series. I highly recommend if you are a fan of the Bach ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
What are some books you’ve read this year so far?

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FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

This year I’m documenting what happens one little month at a time. It’s on my 101 list and it’s fun to keep track of what we’re doing. I’m sure that in years to come we’ll look back on the little details and be happy that we can remember them ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers to that.

Coffee Shops Visited: 3
Caffe Piccolo
Hidden River Roasters
Albina Press

NOTABLE EVENTS

1 – dinner at Ed & Racheal’s
2 – Camas Library Book Sale with my dad! Camas First Friday + ALL THE CHOCOLATE.

3 – Coffee with Andy @ Hidden River Roasters, had pizza at Katie’s house
7 – Saw Pitch Perfect 3 with Adriana
9 – Redboxed Dunkirk
10 – Galentine’s at Savannah’s house
11 – Went to church + spent the afternoon with Alan & Maria. Went to Albina Press. Made a cake for dessert at Justen’s parent’s house and… it melted.

15 – Filed our taxes together! Dinner at Justen’s Grandma’s
17 – Chick-fil-a breakfast (and shopping) with my mom. Purged my closet. Dinner at Justen’s Parent’s house.

18 – Did some work @ Starbucks, attended a training at the Marquez’s.

19 – Tried our monthly new recipe: One pan lemon chicken + asparagus
21 – Ate at Los Dos Compadres bc we love chips and salsa.
23 – Saw Shape of Water
24 – Treated my mom to Chick-fil-a breakfast (it’s her Saturday morning routine). Rearranged the apartment and then went to Big Al’s & played Arcade Games. Also made a Bailey’s Strawberries & Cream Milkshake which was literally the best thing ever.

26 – Nashville! ๐Ÿ˜€
27 – Nashville! ๐Ÿ˜€
28 – Nashville! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Books Read: A Stranger in The House (don’t bother with this one), Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (really good!)

Blog Posts Written:

Things Accomplished from my 101 in 1001 List:

  • 6 blog posts (#38)
  • 2 coffee shops (#47)
  • Tried a new recipe (#50)
  • 2 books (#57)

Catch up on our year:

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March 2018 Goals

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February was a bust. There was a lot of emotional turmoil for myself and people I love, and my goals were put on the back burner in exchange for not losing my ish. I literally feel like I blinked and suddenly it was freaking March.

So whatever. Onward and upwards.

I feel like learning how to effectively set my monthly goals is kind of like learning how to budget. There are things I want to do and accomplish that I’m not currently ready to implement. I’m learning how to say “here’s where I want to be” and then walk all the way back and find the first thing I’d have to do in order to move towards those goals. These were my goals in February:

  1. 50 entries in my gratitude journal
  2. Run 9 miles
  3. Lose 6 lbs
  4. Publish 10 blogs
  5. Send some Valentines
  6. Send 2 care packages using Birchboxes
  7. Watch 5 of the Oscar Best Picture nominees
  8. Try a new recipe
  9. Buy fresh flowers
  10. Read 2 books

4 out of 10. 40%. I need to have a few really great months of goal crushing to catch up on #44 on my 101 list.

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  1. Read 2 books
    I’ve been doing really well at reading books this year! If I read 2 books a month, I’ll definitely hit my 2018 goal of reading 20 books this year!
  2. 50 entries to gratitude journal
    Finishing a list of 1001 things I’m thankful for is on my 101 in 1001 list, and I’m trying to tackle it small, consistent entries at a time.
  3. Meet FitBit goals 10xs
    In February I wanted to lose 6 lbs. and then emotional turmoil. I realized that “lose weight” isn’t the same as a plan to be more active, which is really something that needs to happen in my life. Hitting my FitBit goals requires me to be more active, so while I’m not going to have a weight goal this month I’m hoping that between this and #6 I can start moving towards being more healthy.
  4. Buy flowers
  5. Try new recipe
  6. Join a gym
    One of the problems I had with running 9 miles last month (putting me 3 months behind on my goal of running 101 miles this year) is that I kept planning on running on my mom’s treadmill and kept not going to my mom’s house to work! So I’m finding solutions to excuses, haha.
  7. Track my spending
  8. List 100 items
  9. Post 6 blogs
  10. Get caught up on Poshmark books
    The past month has had a LOT of sales, and I’m in desperate need of keeping up with my expense/income so I need to get my spreadsheet and receipts organized. We got our taxes done in February and I’m ready to be really organized and on top of things for next year.

Also at the end of this month the year is a quarter of the way over, not to alarm anyone but seriously what the actual heck.

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