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Essential Oils and labels

Are labels important! Yes if you want good quality essential oils. There are lots of essential oils out there and I really knew nothing about essential oils. In looking at labels for essential oils I used a Young Living label. Highest quality essential oils have this information listed. Not listed take another look, perhaps the essential oil might have been adulterated or could be an indicator of an essential oil of lower quality.

Here is what is on the Young Living Essential Oil Cypress Label

Directions clearly spelled out – 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for sensitive skin. Use as directed. Aromatic – Diffuse up to 1 hr. 3x daily.

Safety precautions right on label – Caution! Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition consult a health professional prior to use. Good memory refresher and a reminder that safety precautions always should be followed.

Flammable – Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks. Do not store above room temperature.

Scientific name listed Young living Cypress – 100% pure therapeutic grade, essential oil 0.5 fl. oz (15 Ml). Ingredients – Cupressus Sempervivens’ (Cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil – 100% pure, therapeutic -grade essential oil.

Storage keep in cool dark place.

Distributed by Young Living Essential oils LC. Lahl, UT 84303 #3350. V6 50537

When looking for great giving gifts for Christmas consider filling a basket with essential oils for relaxation, relieving of anxiety and scents of wonderful of things .

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One big leaf left on our tree!

One big leaf left on our tree. There are a couple of smaller ones also, but this one is a big big one. It almost reminds me of a flower. You can see the leaves have not been raked up yet. On the list of things to do.

This morning we woke up to snow falling. The first snow is pretty and one of those things that make you feel awesome.

The snow has stopped and melted. It is wet and the wind is blowing. I took a picture of the this big leaf blowing next to a bird house and St. Francis. It reminded me of the old old song, I’m a lonely little petunia in an onion patch. I know you never even heard of that song.

It makes me think about feeling whelmed at times and wonder what to do next that makes sense. Everyone of us has what we believe are priorities but reality sets in and sometime these things just have to change.

Good key words here everyone will tell you and I, are focus, prioritize, organize, finish one thing before starting another, recognize limitations, be patient with yourself, be patient with those around you.

News flash, fun and family

Sharing some fun/exciting things with you – expecting our third great grand child. A boy would be nice, but little girls are always welcome. We are lucky to be able to watch one of them as she grows and develops, (Elena). Our other great grand daughter (Maria) lives far away so emails and texts are such a wonderful thing. Her parents are great about sending photos that make us laugh and smile.

I am in awe of how much the young absorb everything around them. I have very few toys left, but I do have some small animals Elena can play with. She has also fallen in love with an old apron of mine and wears it when ever she can. Her interest in different things is amazing, especially those that are a no, no. Once you tell her no, she is pretty good about just looking. One bad habit she has developed is a liking for potato chips. Takes after her great grandmother. We always check with Mom before letting her have any.

Life moves on for all of us. Some days you might wish you were young again. Other days you say no wouldn’t want that again. The main thing we need to remember is to be thankful for what we have and thank God daily.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Be safe!

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Stress, Are you stressed or not?

Updated from 2019

How do you define stress? How do you handle stress in your life? Do you recognize it?

Do you consider the following signs of stress:

Bitting your nails?

Overeating?

Unable to sleep?

Are you motivated to change.

I am an over eater. Not the eat healthy things, good for you types of food, but things like chips, candy and desserts. Food like noodles and potatoes. Good old comfort food.

OK you recognize yourself, a bit in what I am saying and know some type of plan is needed to change. A terrific, fabulous, entertaining, well I am going a bit overboard on this plan of action here.

Begin by what you consider setting some reasonable goals for example, instead of losing 10 lbs this next month, try for 5 lbs. Your goal is to really focus on keeping the weight o

Get the junk good out of the house. Keep your menu’s simple.

Don’t try the diet of the month or the most expensive diet. Try salads and more vegetables, but do things in moderation.

You can find menu’s listed in almost every book, magazine, on every cooking show. Find and do menu’s that you like and re-do them as you work toward your one small goal.

Stay motivated, keep it simple, be thankful for small improvements. Remove stress slowly, lose weight if that is what you want or just begin to feel better overall. One day at a time

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Meri, Meri

Fall is coming and so are the beautiful colors. Holidays follow right after that. Time to plan a party? Why not.

https://merimeri.com/pages/halloween-party-supplies

HALLOWEEN

Party Supplies, costumes, vintage themes, kids crafts all available for your consideration, especially when planning a party. Even if the party is for family only, think how incredible it will be for your little one. Spiders, pumpkins, ghosts, decorations and cakes with Halloween decorations.

Welcome to a giant fairy land where ideas galore are there to let your imagination run wild. All you have to do is take a peek and find what you want.

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Blogging and what is working?

Finding your niche!! Finding your niche!! Sounds like the start of a poem, but it isn’t as I am surely not able to compose a poem. Most of my thought processes have been put into finding my niche.

Are you having the same thoughts, what should be my niche and where should I go from here. All of a sudden you have this wonderful idea and think oh that would be a great niche. You think I will go right out there and do some research, and oh my goodness there are many blogs with the same idea you had.

So how do you find your niche. What are your ideas for finding your niche? Have you thought about all the things that you really are attracted to? What are your hobbies? Gardening, Landscaping, Woodworking, Writing, Art, and Sports. Maybe you are interested in politics, religion or television. What ever you determine is your niche or become really interested in, write on it. Focus on it.

When writing try to focus on one thing at a time. Do not jump around, but keep on target. You need a beginning, middle and an ending.

Life style is about the closest I can come to having a niche at this time. I can still pursue reflections on health, family, blogging and essential oils, under this umbrella.

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Support! For a diet thought or two!

Originally written 7/25/2019 Updated 7/15/2021

Diet, oh no not again. However it is something that is very serious for many people. It’s not that you don’t want to lose weight, you do. You know what people, even family, say to your face or behind your back. So it is time to take the bull by it’s horns and begin all over again.

There are diets, numerous diets and diet plans all over the internet, in magazine, on television, in books. You name it and there is a diet for it. Some are fads and should really be checked out before you run out and buy all kinds of things you will probably not use. Expensive things that will just sit in your cupboard.

What would you do if your physician, health care provider said you must go on a special diet? Maybe he or she has said this more than once, but serious time is here. Health issues are becoming complicated . Maybe it is not you personally that needs the diet, but one of your family members. So what happens next:

Begin walking to help you relax, stay movitated and think about the following:

Do you make the appointment for the diet consultation or does your physician’s office do that? Many physician’s offices, health care provider’s office’s will set up the initial visit for you.

What is your understanding of why the consultation is needed. Has your health care provider explained this well to you?

Be prepared with questions about the diet you are going to be following . If you don’t understand something, ask more questions.

Who does most of the cooking at your home? The grocery shopping? That family member needs to go to the appointment with you. If this is a child needing a special diet, make sure if they are old enough, they can ask questions and understand what is going on.

Families have to be involved also, as what the family is going to be eating may not always be liked by everyone. Resentment can set in.

Family member on the diet has a big job to do also.Thankful that the family is helping, willing to get on board with the diet and not negative when the food is put on the table.

Thank you, a big thank you to the person involved in the cooking. Be helpful not resentful.

Support is the key word here. Get involved in a support group. Help plan meals. Be compliant with the diet.

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Blogging!

Blogging remains such an interesting avenue of expression! One day you are full of ideas to write about and the next day you think, my brain is not functioning at all. It has taken a vacation.

The wonderful thing about blogging is you can keep creating and learning at the same time.

Suggestions for you to think about:

  • Niche: Do you have one? Does what you have chosen really reflect you and your expertise? Do some research and see what you can find out about yourself and what you know, what you have done and what you really enjoy. That is hard to do. Trying to narrow mine down.
  • Do something new? – write your blog, add pictures, even if you think it won’t look good. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Do you use keywords? Read about them and start using them.
  • Do you add links?
  • Do you understand, the terminology, that everyone is using? Learn one new thing at a time. i.e. plr. I really did not know what plr meant until about a month ago.
  • If you are artistic, creative and understand graphics you have a leg up on many of us.
  • Enjoy and continue to learn.

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PARTY PLANNING!

We had a wonderful weekend at the first family reunion in over two years. We had all ages from 90 years old to 10 months.

The weather was beautiful, a little cool in the morning but it warmed up nicely during the day. There was food galore I mean everything . We had fried chicken, ham , all kinds of salads, bake beans, ham and bean soup, vegetables, fruit, all kinds of chips , and desserts. Plus cold drinks. Everyone of course bought a dish to pass

Our daughter and son in law bought a new home this last winter after living in the same house for thirty years. The new home is lovely and the property around it is beautiful. It is going to take them some time to figure out what flowers , plants, trees and shrubs they want to keep and what they want to get rid of. It is my understanding that the property was gorgeous this Spring with all the tulips in bloom. I’ll bet with all the trees ,Autumn and Christmas will be beautiful.

They have what is known as the John Deere Shed for our son in law. It was set up very nicely. He can sit there and relax. Our daughter has what is known as the MERRY, MERRY Shed. For Mother’s Day her husband hung her tiffany lamp they had bought from their old home. It looks lovely. She has many projects going on, including making fairy lamps. W

Food was excellent, ham, fried chicken, ham and bean soup, bake beans, salad of all kinds, chips of all flavors, you name it we had it. Dessert was a lovely cake made by our daughter Kathy and showed the new house and property. It was delicious.

We had so much fun watching everyone play the different games they had. Corn hoe, Chess, Frisbee, Croquet, and Lacrosse. In the evening we had a camp fire and everyone shared a memory that they had not shared before with most of the people. Fun! Fun! Two of our older grandchildren wrote a song for my husband and I. Good job!

Parties take a lot of work, as any hostess well knows . Organization, planning and replanning. There are lists everywhere. Lists of what needs done and what won’t get done. WHAT WON’T GET DONE. Very important and you need to be at peace with that list.

Hopefully the following list will help you when you are planning an event:

Determine date, time and place. Allow plenty of time for everyone to get the date on their calendar.

Send out texts, e-mails and special phone invites. Ask for a yes, no , maybe

Determine what you as host and hostess are going to buy and ask each family to let you know what they are bringing. Some people are excellent at this and other’s aren’t. Go with the flow.

Don’t forget the paper supplies needed and the coolers and ice for drinks.

Plan sleeping arrangements. Let everyone know what hotels, motels etc. are close to your home. Our son and his family slept outside in a big tent and two smaller ones. Cold , but they said they were warm in their sleeping bags. Heard coyotes!

Oh yes pray for good weather!

We really had a fantastic time and so enjoyed family and friends.

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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, any Day.

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Tried to come up with a few different cards for you to express your love, appreciation and thanks.

Mom’s are some times just plain worn out as are father’s. They work hard to make things as good as possible, but we all know that does not always happen. As our world is not perfect we tend to remember only the things that did not always go our way. It seems we forget about the trips to the doctor when your ear hurts so bad or the trip to the emergency room for the broken arm or leg. The times your parent’s sat with you when you cried over a broken heart, a lost friend or situation that was going to need lots of extra TLC (tender loving care).

Selections from barb ‘s resource library has a small selection of offerings from me. I am putting these cards there. Please sign in with the password of HELEN. Mother’s Day card, Father’s Day card, and Memories card.

Picture of one of the cards.

The vase in the picture above is from my grandparent’s 50th anniversary celebration many ,many, many years ago. Remember well going to the party, it was such a big deal. We were all excited. In our little old car (Dad always bought 2nd hand) there were 5 kids and 2 adults. We had to travel quite a distance.

We left right at the end of the party and got on the road to travel home. It was raining and not a pretty sight, one of my sister’s said wouldn’t it be funny if we got a flat tire !! Your right, we did and believe me the atmosphere was tense for awhile after that! Thank God we got home safely.

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The big top! Come on in

Updated April 8, 2021

Come one and all. Look at all the goodies:

  • clothing for children
  • play clothing for children
  • sizes infant to size twelve
  • dress up for church, taking pictures, out to eat in a nice restaurant.
  • clothing for playing the sand
  • giving back to others

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HEADLINER UNDER THE BIG TOP FEATURING:

selectionsfrombarb.com for your viewing pleasure.

Amazon gift guides most written for the holidays, but gifts can be for anytime, birthdays holidays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day Memorial Day, or any day you want.

Young Living essential oils – Nice calming scents for everyone such as lemon, or lavender , Christmas scents, diffusers, bath lotions, soaps . Gift ideas for men, even those with their well manicured beards.

Meri Meri for entertaining anytime. Specialty ideas for children’s celebrations and parties.

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Budget blogs with a beginning budget form and an advanced budget form.

Health related physical and mental health blogs to help you think a bit

Blogs about families and much more.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED BARB’S MOMENT UNDER THE BIG TOP! COME, CLICK AND FOLLOW ME! MAKE A COMMENT! LIKE OR NOT. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR OPINION.

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