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Changes to help alleviate stress.

Stress, are you overcome by the stress in your life?  Do you think you can not handle another day like the one you just had?  Dirty dishes, laundry, kids not behaving, car not working right, rain and more rain, bills to pay. You get the picture.

How can you help yourself?   By becoming more organized!  You say to yourself, boy I have heard that before and I tried to do that but it did not work.

My question to you is how long did you really work on it?  Really work on it!  Write down what you want to accomplish and why.  What difference will it make in your life?

It does work, but it takes lots of consistancy, persistence and fortitude.  It takes you saying to yourself, I can do this and i a going to do it.

Try to pick one thing each day that you can accomplish. Even if it is a small thing. For me that would be giving the bathrooms a cleaning.  Then daily making sure that they are maintained.

Make your bed daily, even if your bedroom is not picked up.  It is a start toward becoming organized.  Then focus on getting clothing picked up, laundry done, maybe not all done, but at least a load a day.  Your goal is to wash, dry, fold and put away.

Involve your family in your move to become more organized.  Don’t become discouraged, keep plugging away.  Show them you are not going to stop.   Meeting with resistance, just stay focused on your goal/goals.

Meal planning, grocery shopping and cleaning the kitchen.  Always a job.  Clean that kitchen right away after meals.  

Pain, pain!  You are right it is a pain, but once you see you are making progress, you will feel so good and you can really get better at organizing your blogging, printables, sewing projects, and volunteering for some charitable project.  BE READY TO ENJOY FALL!

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Organize! Yes! Why!

With all the wonderful weather we have been having including the high temperatures, we all believe summer will be here before we know it. The flowers are popping up their heads, the grass is so green and already needs cutting .

Everyone is talking about starting their garden . I say everyone but not us this year. Too much work getting the soil ready, planting, taking care of the weeds, so we are passing .

Goal is to continue organizing our home, decluttering closets, dresser drawers and the garage, getting rid of the excess we have. This last year my office got cleaned and that was considered a miracle so we will just make sure more miracles continue to happen.

That means also cleaning out cupboards really well, because they are overloaded with excess. That means looking at dates and getting rid of outdated items in cupboards and pantry.

Why become more organized. The cleaner more organized your living environment, the more smoothly life goes for you. Doesn’t that sound good.

To become really organized your focus has to be on doing one thing at a time. Finish! Finish! Finish!

Start your project.

Think about a chart with the assignments written on it.

Plan a time to start and finish each part of your cleaning

Plan a 2nd day to start and finish, if the first day was not enough

Plan a time to go and purchase new containers if needed.

Make sure someone has the job of wiping down each cupboard before thing are put back in the cupboard or pantry.

Make sure someone has the job of wiping down the refrigerator before putting items back .

Know who is coming to help for sure.

Be sure you have some food for everyone.

Finish before everyone is so tired they can’t move.

Good luck with the organization.

Going to use my Thieves for this project

Thieves, from Young Living is what I am going to use to really clean some of the areas discussed in this blog.
Have used it on spots on the carpet, areas where puppies have had accidents and it really does the job.

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Positive thinking, have fun doing it.

Many years ago there was a book written by Norman Vincent Peale “The Power of Positive Thinking”. What was written then , holds true even more today in this world of ours.

The importance of living a healthy life, well balanced in all aspects of our lives, emotional, physical and spiritually, takes work. The key word is well balanced. You can not focus on one thing to the detriment of the others. When this happens you find yourself running around wondering what to tackle next and how are you going to ever manage. What can go and what can not.

Start by making a list of what is important right now in your life and grade yourself on how you are handling each thing. Be honest with yourself, if your are really looking how you can change. Remember I said important to you, right now, not me, you.

An example for me, would be getting my office organized! Everyone laughts, but i has become very important to me as I want to find things quickly. Also want to start using my new sewing machine and need organization so part of the room can be dedicated to sewing.

My solution to this problem is spending at least 1/2 hour a day on throwing something away, storing it, filing it etc. Will have to be a tough taskmaster. Organization and plenty of positive thinking. Negativity will have to go.

Look at your list carefully, based on how you graded yourself is there anything you can eliminate? Think of the old report card days, an A was wonderful, B still good , C needs work could do better, D making poor judgement calls, something you need to change, F not a failure, maybe a fault. Determine why you considered it important.

Add a column next to your grades and come up with a way you are going improve, eliminate or change. Let this become a fun assignment for you. It is for you, your benefit.

Remember that essential oils can help with things like concentration, anxiety and stress. I am continually on my education in this area.

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Moving furniture, the tense moments, the ingenious moments and then the genius moment.

Hectic last few weeks, but things are starting to fall into place. Needed to get a huge, very solid desk moved out of our television room. Sold it as we need to get a smaller piece of furniture into that space.

3 Adults and 2 very strong teen age boys all standing in the television room trying to figure out how the desk was originally gotten into the room. Remember son-in-law saying (9 years ago) this desk is never leaving this room, it will be sold with the house, when you decide to move. Planning on hopefully painting the television room next spring and he said paint around it! No one will move that desk to see if the wall was painted behind it!

Door taken off to the room. Hinges removed and finally the molding around the door way removed. Thank God the desk exited the room and was moved to the garage , just in time for the new owner to pick it up. He had actually thought he would put the desk on the seond floor at his home, but decided it would stay on the main floor after seeing it.

Moral of the story! Never buy a big study piece of furniture unless you have plenty of room to place the piece, an easy exit from the room, lots of friends or family that can help lift the furniture, lots of money that you can afford to pay someone to come and move it.

Thank you to everyone who helped!



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Surprising cleaning with thieves! Essential oil infused household cleaner.

In a blog a few weeks ago we talked about wiping down our master bedroom closet with Thieves and what an outstanding job it did. No streaking, no strong smell, just nice, clean and fresh. Also talked about previously the unbelievable coffee stain on the carpet in my office. It was huge. Used Thieves on it twice andI had not paid much attention to it until just the other day and it is actually fading away. Another cleaning it should be gone Again thanks to Thieves.

Last week the rod on the kitchen window fell down and had to be repaired. It is now all repaired and I thought I need to clean the the blinds. They were very dirty. Sprayed thieves (30 parts water to 1 part cleaner) on the blind and begin to clean it slowly. Used a paper towel to clean off the dirt. They are starting to look wonderful. Doing it slowly as they were so bad.

Another idea for Thieves, at least in our home. Kept finding these small bugs that roll up in especially our bathroom. Used the Thieves mixture and sprayed around the edge of the room and they are gone. The house just seems to be getting cleaner all the time.

Thieves household cleaner Essential Oil infused Household cleaner. What a joy! Please read the directions listed on the cleaner.

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Thieves – helping to clean closet.

Saturday May 4, 2019 was a rainy day here, with no chance of doing yard work. Darn!

Daughter, Mary here from out of town to visit, so I said how would you like to help us spring clean our master bedroom closet. Of course what could she say. She went out to get coffee and told us while she was gone, to get all our clothes out of the closet, so we could start as soon as she returned. Husband and I both hurried around to do exactly that. We helped her get everything out of the closet. Daughter Cindy, showed up to help thank God. Son Bill and grandson Will bought us a couple of huge cinnamon rolls, which we shared.

Closet was wiped down with a mixture of Young Livings’s Essential Oil Infused Household Cleaner -Thieves. Nice scent and safe to use around pets and children. Good safety rule, do not leave in the reach of children. ” Keep out of eye, mucous membrane, and skin”. Stated right on Thieves package. We used 1 part Thieves to 30 parts of distilled water, in a spray bottle and it did such a nice job. Walls and ceiling do not look streaky, just clean. Our son also fixed the door knob that was crying for help. The closet was very very dusty, did not realize how dusty it was. On the surface it did not look too bad. Carpet swept and we were ready to start sorting clothes, shoes, picture frames, pillows, etc.

Approx. three hours later we took 2 black bags full of clothes and a box of odds and ends to a thrift store and we were done. Out to dinner, too tired to cook. Keep looking at the closet and thinking, job well done.



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May 5, 2019

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Mother’s Day or birthday gift idea!

What about something different for Mom on Mother’s Day? Instead of picking out a plant or hanging basket of flowers, pamper her with  Young Living Oils.

Young Living Essential Oils has a wide variety of pamper yourself items to share for this Mother’s Day.  Pick out a nice basket and fill it with:

  • An Essential oil such as lavender, and a diffuser, our Desert Mist Ultrasonic Diffuser.  It changes colors and is beautiful. It will  make a welcome addition to any room in your home.  Making your home smell enchanting depending on your choice of oil/oils.
  • Add to this basket some of our Thieves plant based products to clean your home.
  • What about ART our skin care products or adding SAVVY Minerals, a mineral based makeup.  Their lipstick is great and good colors.
  • Don’t want to forget soap and bath gels.

Thieves Products for Your Home!

  • Thieves Automatic Dishwasher Powder
  • Thieves Dish Soap
  • Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak
  • Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Thieves Laundry Soap
  • & More!

Hope you have gotten some good ideas here.  My membership # is listed on these links.

If you have any questions please send me your email and I will be happy to respond.

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February – Right around the corner,Ground Hogs day, Valentine’s Day and Spring Cleaning!

February – Where did January go? Before we know it Spring will be here. When I was young our mothers always did what was called spring cleaning. Believe me we all worked. So I am thinking about my spring cleaning list or the big to do list. If you can not afford to get someone to assist you then start by doing the smaller things yourself. Be creative to see if you can get help from members of your family. Here is the list I have begun:

#Declutter#cleanclosets#paint#thinkaboutgarden#flowers
Declutter -That literally means getting rid of things. Like tearing up old lists, and other paperwork. Getting rid of old newspapers and magazines. Going through pictures, saving what you want and putting the others in albums. My office is a perfect example of something that needs decluttered. These are just suggestions and I am sure you have many more. Sometimes decluttering projects can cause big discussions between family members. Hang in there and think how good, how clean everything will be if you follow through.

Clean the Closets
Try on clothes that have been in your closet for a while. If you don’t wear them or they don’t fit anymore, put into a bag. When that bag is full, as fast as your legs can carry you, take it to the nearest thrift or donation center. Do the same thing with all your closets. Look at shoes, articles on the top shelves. We all know the routine but you have to start and follow through.

New Paint? – Inside or out! What colors! Inside you need to think what preparation has to be done if painting is the name of the game! Carpets do they also need shampooing after the painting is done?

Start your list for flowers and gardens. Many people probably have already done this. If someone is really passionate about gardening and has a green house or a basement to start seeds, they might already be doing this.

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Changes, elimate or lower stress.

Original blog 12/7/2018 Updated 7/12/21

Stress, are you overcome by the stress in your life?  Do you think you can not handle another day like the one you just had?  Dirty dishes, laundry, kids not behaving, car not working right, rain and more rain, bills to pay. You get the picture.

How can you help yourself?   By becoming more organized!  You say to yourself, boy I have heard that before and I tried to do that but it did not work.

My question to you is how long did you really work on it?  Really work on it!  Write down what you want to accomplish and why.  What difference will it make in your life?

It does work, but it takes lots of consistancy, persistence and fortitude.  It takes you saying to yourself, I can do this and i a going to do it.

Try to pick one thing each day that you can accomplish. Even if it is a small thing. For me that would be giving the bathrooms a cleaning.  Then daily making sure that they are maintained.

Make your bed daily, even if your bedroom is not picked up.  It is a start toward becoming organized.  Then focus on getting clothing picked up, laundry done, maybe not all done, but at least a load a day.  Your goal is to wash, dry, fold and put away.

Involve your family in your move to become more organized.  Don’t become discouraged, keep plugging away.  Show them you are not going to stop.   Meeting with resistance, just stay focused on your goal/goals.

Meal planning, grocery shopping and cleaning the kitchen.  Always a job.  Clean that kitchen right away after meals.  

Pain, pain!  You are right it is a pain, but once you see you are making progress, you will feel so good and you can really get better at organizing your blogging, printables, sewing projects, and volunteering for some charitable project.  BE READY TO ENJOY FALL!

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This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.