Snow Cream

In North Texas we usually don’t get much snow.  We usually get ice which is no fun!  Today we got tons of good, powder snow.

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We decide to try and make Snow Ice Cream.  We set a large bowl out on the patio table and let snow accumulate.  After the bowl was full, we brought it in.  We made several different flavors.

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Orange Dreamsicle (you could also try Lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lime, Citrus Fresh)

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Chocolate Peppermint

We also made Chocolate and Vanilla

 

Snow Cream

Ingredients:

8 cups of fresh snow

1 cup of any kind of milk

1/3 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of Vanilla

For Chocolate: 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder

For Chocolate Peppermint: 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder, 2 drops of Peppermint Young Living oil

For Dreamsicle: 8 drops of Orange Young Living oil

 

Directions: Whisk together the milk, sugar, vanilla, flavorings of choice.  Add 8 cups of fresh snow and stir well.  That’s it!  Enjoy!!

 

Attention: Pilots

I went to Starbucks yesterday to sit and fill out some paperwork before picking my kids up from school.  There was only 1 table available in the whole place so I take my seat and start filling out the papers.  (squirrel)  I over hear the 2 men sitting next to me talk about how they are pilots and that one has Vertigo (Cedarwood) and the other struggles with allergies (LLPC) and getting stuffy.  They both talk about how they are not supposed to fly when they aren’t feeling well or when they are on medicine.  There was a little wall between us or I would have told them all about Young Living Essential Oils.  (I probably wouldn’t have, but like to think I would have)

It did inspire me to make this…

Attention: All Pilots

If you are a Pilot or know a Pilot, please share.  Young Living offers a natural alternative!  No more missing flights!!

Get started here.

How to be a Teachers Pet

Check Yo Self…

check yo self

Ha!  I kid, I kid.  This post is about attitudes.  We all have them!  Sometimes our children’s attitudes are a reflection of our own.  Ouch!

I want to tackle those morning attitudes before they even start so they can be ready for a great school year.  We will use Young Living Oils to help in any way they can.

Back to School Bash

Being organized and prepared is a key player in my happiness so I’m planning it out. Read this to get some ideas of what you need to have on your essential oil supply list.

My Plan of Action:

Night before –

*Take our vitamins (Super C, OmegaGize – Fish oil, MultiGreens, InnerDefense, Longevity, Life 5)

*Fill the kitchen diffuser the night before with a happy blend of Orange, Ylang Ylang & Lavender and have it ready to turn on as soon as I wake up to let the dog out.  This is usually before the kids are awake.

Ylang Ylang, Orange, Lavender

*Fill the USB orb diffuser with water for the car ride to school.  I’ll let them take turns picking which oil to use on the way to school.

*Have lunches and water bottles filled.

Morning –

*Apply peppermint to wake up.  Drink my MindWise, Ningxia Red with Lemon oil and have my quiet time! (check out Jesus Calling if you want to start a quiet time and don’t know where to start)

*Fill the upstairs diffuser with Citrus Fresh, Peppermint or my favorite diffusing blend of Lime, Lemon Myrtle and Peppermint.

*Wake up the kids.

*Everyone get ready.

*Eat breakfast or drink smoothie!

*Apply Thieves to the bottom of all of our feet.  Put shoes on and go.

Back to School EO’s

Have you started your Back to School shopping?  I love new School Supplies.

Don’t forget to add Essential Oils to the supply list for a healthy, happy school year!

Quick Testimony: This past school year my kids did not miss school for being sick.  Instead we took 2 days off to go to Disney World.  This is huge!!!  The year before my son missed so much school we got one of those nasty letters telling us he couldn’t miss anymore.  He was sooooo sick, multiple times.  This is why I am passionate about sharing Young Living Essential Oils with others.  They have been such a huge change in our family wellness.

Back to School EO's

Back to School with Essential Oils

YLEO Supply List:

Lemon – Drink it in water, diffuse it during homework or study time for concentration, apply for sore throats, apply to help retain information

Thieves – apply daily to the spine or bottom of feet to boost immune system, add to a spoonful of honey or add to warm organic apple juice for a sore throat (we used thieves instead of getting flu shots this past year!)

Thieves Hand Purifier – equip each backpack with one, teach your children to apply before eating, after playtime, after coughing/sneezing/going to the bathroom…

Peppermint – get the kids energized in the morning by letting them sniff peppermint, apply for body temperature balancing/headaches/stomach aches

Peace & Calming – apply to ease back to school anxiousness and nervousness, apply on testing days, apply to a leather bracelet that they can wear all day long

Lavender – diffuse or mist on pillow to help get a good night sleep, apply to calm anxiousness and nervousness, apply to the sinuses when sneezy or stuffy

Purification – apply to a cotton ball and insert in smelly gym bag or shoes, apply to bug bites, diffuse throughout the house to keep the house smelling clean and fresh, make a room spray for each bathroom

Deep Relief – apply to sore muscles or injuries

Valor – apply for focus and confidence, apply on testing days

Melaluca A – add to shampoos to keep lice away

Vetiver – apply for ADD/ADHD challenges

_Ditch the Drugstore

Just like we can buy a kit of school supplies…I also have a kit of essential oils for you.  Click here to get started.

In the wholesale Premium Starter Kit you will receive a diffuser, 11 oils, sample sachets that your children can carry in their backpack, samples of our amazing antioxidant drink…NingXia Red, and a roller ball that you can add to the top of one of your oils.

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If you would like to purchase them one at a time as a retail customer, you can do that as well!  Click here.

EINKORN Crepes

Have you purchased the Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix yet?  I got it at Young Living Convention and have been excited to experiment with it.  On the side of the box is a crepe recipe.  I have never made crepes, but I love them, so I decided to give it a try.  If it is your first time as well, my tip to you is double your recipe.  It takes a couple tries to get it right. (Oh, and the syrup comes out fast!)

Einkorn Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

EINKORN Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

Einkorn crepes

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup of Einkorn Pancake Mix

1 Cup of water (or milk of your choice)

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 Tbsp. sweetener of your choice (Yacon Syrup, Blue Agave, cane juice crystals, etc..)

1/4 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. melted butter

Instructions:

1. In a blender combine Einkorn mix, water or milk, eggs, vanilla, sweetener, salt and melted butter.  Blend until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-low to medium heat and brush with oil.

3. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and tip to spread the batter to the edges.

4. When bubbles form on the top and the edges are dry, flip over and cook until lightly browned on the other side and edges are golden.

5. Repeat with remaining batter.

 

Lemon Crepe Filling

Ingredients:

1/4 block of 8oz. Cream Cheese

1 Tbsp. Sweetener of choice

1 tsp. Vanilla

4 drops Lemon Young Living Essential Oil

 

Instructions:

Cream above ingredients together.  Smear a Tbsp. of the filling on your finished crepe while it is still hot and then fold it in half, and then fold over the sides.

Einkorn Crepes with Lemon Filling and NingXia Berry Syrup

 

DESCRIPTION (back of box):  Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and waffle mix combines ancient einkorn wheat and other healthful grains with a special blend of ground legumes, added for a concentrated source of protein and fiber, making this a nutritious and tasty meal that will be enjoyed by the entire family.

Einkorn is the original “staff-of-life” grain, known as the oldest variety of wheat, which dates back to the beginning of time.  Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it a superior choice because of its compatibility with the human body when compared to the modern , hybrid wheat of today.

Einkorn wheat is easier to digest, so nutrients are better absorbed, thus promoting the proper functions of the digestive system.

Today, Young Living is helping to bring einkorn wheat back to its rightful prominence in the world.

Gary’s True Grit Mix has 0.53% gluten content

 

Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

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Are you enjoying this “Essentially Summer” Recipe series as much as I am?  I am so excited to try all these great “oily” recipes, especially Tara’s Cilantro Lime Rice!
With Summer comes swim lessons, trips to the park, vacations, baseball tournaments, and much more.  We are trying to soak up every minute of day light we can. Cooking and heating up my kitchen is not something I want to do in the heat of the day.  This is a recipe you can make in the morning or the night before.
Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad is a healthy, colorful and very flavorful pasta salad.
Warning: If you are taking it with you somewhere make sure you take several copies of this recipe with you.  It is a BIG hit!
Essentially Summer Recipe
Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow summer squash
1 cup  chopped red onion
3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
3/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 drop of Young Living Fennel oil (optional)
12 ounces whole wheat bowtie pasta
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 drop of Young Living Basil oil
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
2 drops of Young Living Lemon oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt
Ground black pepper
Snipped fresh Basil (optional)
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a roasting pan combine all of your chopped veggies. Mix olive oil & fennel oil, drizzle over veggies; toss to coat. Roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring twice. Transfer to a very large bowl; cool.
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Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and cool slightly. In a large bowl combine pasta and the roasted vegetables.

For pesto, in a blender combine garlic, cheese, walnuts, 1/2 cup olive oil, basil oil, lemon oil salt and pepper; cover and pulse with several on/off turns until well blended

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Add the pesto to pasta-veggie mixture, stirring gently to coat. Stir in cherry tomatoes. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper. Serve at room temperature or store in the fridge until next day. If desired, sprinkle with fresh basil and cheese.

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Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for your family with therapeutic grade essential oils?  The time is now!  Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to the “Essentially Summer” blog recipe series!

Next up is Susan Heid.  She is making Meatloaf with oregano and basil!  My pasta salad will be a great side dish with her Meatloaf.  Yummy!

Be sure to check out all posts in the “Essentially Summer” blogger recipe series.  Thank you Myra for organizing this series.  I had so much fun creating an oily recipe.

Also check out all my other “oily” posts!

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Did you notice the Citronella Jar Candle in the picture above?

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Slice up a lemon and lime, alternate slices in a jar, pour citronella tiki torch fuel in the jar and then add a floating tea light…

citronella candle