Healthy Living Made Easy


uhlb-buy-600x345 We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. 

You know  how I have been sharing my journey to better health and wellness – well, I want to share with you even more ways to make it easier for you and your family to make the adjustment!

Does this resonate with you?

We all want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases. But it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the masses of healthy living advice out there – to the point where we’re frozen into complete inaction instead!

That’s where The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes in.

For the ridiculously low price of just $29.97 (for the PDF version) or $39.97 (for the eReader version), you can get access to a carefully curated collection of eBooks and eCourses with a total combined value of $1,030. The bundle contains a wealth of information from the very finest healthy living writers out there – but there’s no risk of getting overwhelmed!

A useful Getting Started Guide is included with your purchase, which will help you identify the most valuable resources for your specific health priorities.

The Ultimate Bundles team has done all the hard work for you – finding the top experts across a number of healthy living fields and combining their products into one essential collection. If you want to take control of your health, there’s no better way to start!  I am excited about Home Remedies – that is where my heart is right now, as well as the natural beauty and skincare books!!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 15. But don’t wait until the last moment – there are only 30,000 bundles available and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

You can buy with confidence because your purchase is covered by the Ultimate Bundles one-year guarantee: you have a full year to enjoy all the books and courses in the bundle, and if you don’t feel like it’s made a huge difference to your family’s health, you’ll get your money back in full!

Click here for more info or to buy now.

As if this great collection of eBooks and eCourses wasn’t enough, the Ultimate Bundles team has also partnered with 10 fantastic companies who’ve each agreed to give a special bonus to every buyer. The bonuses have a total value of over $200 – more than 5 times the price of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle itself!  

The bonuses include free goodies aplenty: a bottle of Healthy Mouth Blend from OraWellness, a baltic amber bracelet from Sweetbottoms Boutique, and a starter culture from Cultures For Health.

You’ll also get gift sets from Made On Skin Care Products and Homegrown Collective. There are virtual goodies, too – a 4-month membership to and a 3-month premium membership to meal planning service Tradishen. And as if all that weren’t enough, there are also $15 gift certificates for, and Trilight Health. There is a nominal shipping charge for many of the bonuses, based on each company’s standard shipping rates, and is usually $3-5.

Here’s what you need to know about the sale: When? 7 a.m. EST Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, September 15 What? 73 eBooks and 7 audio & eCourses, PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use! Where? Purchase the bundle HERE. How much? Well now, that’s the best part. The entire package is worth $1030, and it’s selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?

We think there’s something here for everyone, and don’t forget… our Getting Started Guide will show you exactly which resources cover the topics and health concerns that matter most to you! We know you’re eager to see exactly what’s included in this bundle, so head on over to the website, where you can see the full list of eBooks, eCourses, and bonus offers. When you’re ready, you can either buy here directly, or right through the website. It’s fast and easy, and you’ll have your bundle sent to you via email within minutes. Click here for more info or to buy now.

Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 7 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 10th to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 15th. Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post.   I would never suggest or share a product that I would not have purchased or used myself – I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this bundle!!  It is awesome!   Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.  

Wham, Bam 1, 2, 3 …. Germ Protection!



If your kids aren’t already back in school – I know you are gearing up like me.  We head back next week and I know I had to share my ultimate favorite Germ Busting Secrets for our home.  Instead of “Back to School” it should be “Back to Germs“.

If you are like me, a mom who really doesn’t want anyone to miss school because they are sick (I would much rather take a day off from school to have fun as a family!) then you will want some effective, all-natural germ protection in your home.

Here is where Young Living’s exclusive Thieves Essential Oil blend comes into play.  I shared how much I love Thieves and how this particular oil turned my skeptic hubby into an essential oil believer in a previous post.  

Thieves is pretty darn amazing, with such great qualities as being highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-infectious – yep, that about covers it all!  (SOURCE:  Essential Oils Desk Reference, page 224)

Using Thieves oil in our home, both diffused and topically has helped keep illness at bay many times – in fact in the Essential Oils Desk Reference book I found this study information, which confirms my own personal use testimony:

“Studies conducted at Weber State University (Ogden, UT) during 1997 demonstrated the killing power of these amazing oils against airborne microorganisms.  The analysis showed that after 10 minutes of Thieves diffusion in the air, there was an 82% reduction in the gram positive Micrococcus lutes organism bioaersol, a 96% reduction in gram negative Pseudomonas aerginosa organism bioaerosol, and a 44% reduction in S. aureus bioaerosol (Chao SC, et al., 1998).

So for those of you who are like me who need some interpretation – Thieves reduces airborne germs – so think of what it does when applied topically?   Wham, Bam, 1, 2, 3, protection!

We use a few other items in our daily routine to help keep us healthy when the germs are floating all around us, come check them out.


Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

This all natural hand-cleansing formula contains the powerful Thieves essential oil blend but also contains gentle ingredients such as vitamin E, aloe vera, and Ginkgo biloba to help moisturize and soften the skin.  This is a staple in our home – no more hand soap with antimicrobial chemicals for us – especially after reading this article a few weeks back.  I found this interesting from the article:

“Triclosan and triclocarban are endocrine disruptors, Halden explains. The risk there is that the chemicals can mimic thyroid hormones, potentially disrupting the metabolism and causing weight gain or weight loss. Previous research has also shown a connection between higher levels of triclosan in urine, and allergy diagnoses in children.”   SOURCE

No thank you for me and my family.

I also love that I can purchase the large Foaming Hand Soap Refill – making it even more cost effective!

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier

No water for washing hands – No worries!  Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is designed to clean and freshen hands without water.  It also contains the powerful Thieves essential oil as well as active skin-moisturizing ingredients to prevent dry skin.  Plus the ethanol in this hand-purifier evaporates – love that!   

I carry this in my purse, have one in the car and also in backpacks and more!  It is just the right size, making for easy pocket placement too.

Thieves Spray

Ready for the big guns?  Thieves Spray is an all-natural, petrochemical-free antiseptic spray ideal for purifying surfaces like door handles, table tops at a restaurant, toilet seats, airplane trays and more.  It is very effective and may be use dot spray surfaces that need cleaning from dust, mold and other microorganisms.

When we have a sore throat, I even use this spray in my mouth – it will kick it RIGHT NOW!  It is a convenient size to take in your purse or backpack too.

You know I love my Young Living Essentials Oil and the difference they have made keeping us healthier – are you a bit more curious?  Stop by our LIVE Facebook Event tonight, all about Back to School using essential oils and more.  You’ll get real tips from other moms who are on an oily journey – you won’t want to miss it.  If you can’t watch live, no worries – come on back to the event page and view the numbered posts.

LIVE FB event B2S

 Also, don’t miss the last few days of my AUGUST promo!!


*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Super Hero Back to School Shopping Tips



It’s that time of year! Your child needs school supplies and clothes. Where do you start? How do you pay for it all?

I love tips, especially easy tips for back to school - Here are some tips for making the grade with your grade school kid this year.

Dressed for Success

Your grade school child may not have the picky tastes of a teenager, but he or she is going to need some new clothes this year.  I know, we all hate the dreaded school shopping.  I love the season I am in right now.  I have a 17 year old who basically does his own shopping and we give him a budget.  I don’t have to worry about our 13 year old, and our 4 year old is very easy.  By the way, my favorite kid clothing store is Old Navy – purchasing online is my cup of tea!

Before you get started, make sure you go through last year’s clothing and find out what fits and what doesn’t. This includes shoes, socks, and underwear, too. Grade school kids can grow really fast!

Here are some more ideas for clothes shopping with your grade school child.

  • Plan your shopping trip for a day when you don’t have to rush, and when you don’t have anything planned the night before. Being rested and ready helps everyone’s mood, and so does being able to take your time. Or better yet, save time and energy by shopping online, especially for basics.  Target and Old Navy are perfect for underwear, socks and basic t-shirts.
  • Call the school where your child will be attending and make sure there aren’t any changes to the dress code. If your child will be attending this school for the first time, you’ll want to find out what the dress code is.
  • Keeping it simple helps a lot. Depending on his (or her) age, he will be better able to dress himself as the year goes on. Having easy-to-fasten clothes can help a lot to facilitate this process. Tough buttons (or lots of buttons), lacings, belts, and small head-holes can make dressing a frustrating experience. Go for clothes with large head-holes, zippers, and easy (and few) buttons.

School Supplies

Moving on to school supplies – like the clothes, it’s a good idea to check with your school list – you can access that list online usually or even find the specific grade list at your local stores.  I know that some teachers specify brands, colors, and so forth, so making sure you have the exact teacher/grade list is important.

Here are some other tips for shopping for school supplies with your grade school child.

  • Go generic on writing items like pens and pencils. Getting fancy, unique writing implements only leads to competition in the classroom and the possibility that your child’s fancy pens will get stolen. Unless the teacher requires otherwise, go with standard #2 pencils.  I love simple!
  • Markers should be water-based, and crayons are usually needed in packs of 16. Consider a box to store and carry these small, easily-lost items.
  • Erasers are always needed in grade school. A large, pink eraser like you had in school is a good purchase. Some erasers that fit on the ends of pencils are inexpensive additions, too.
  • Your child’s school may not supply paper like they did in the old days, (I don’t even remember going and buying many school supplies when I was a kid – maybe I am really dating myself!)  Find out from your teacher/school if you need to supply ruled (lined) paper, which will differ from teacher to teacher and grade to grade.
  • Notebooks come in many forms. Your grade school child will probably need some spiral-bound ones as well as some binders. Think slim and trim so the notebooks fit in your child’s desk, no matter what type is required.
  • You also might want to purchase some dividers or pocket folders to help your child stay organized. In addition, the printable Student Planner, that can be found in the Back 2 School Survival Guide can be placed in your child’s notebook.  Having one main place to keep track of daily homework assignments will help your child keep track of due items, but also keep things in one spot ready to turn in.

Let’s get organized for school so you can keep enjoying what’s left of summer!

Emeals Makes 4th of July Easy!!


E-meals-4th-JulyI love how eMeals makes meal preparation and planning so easy – even better for holiday dinners.  Do you have a great menu planned for the Fourth of July yet?  If not, or even if you do – you might find a new recipe to start a new Fourth of July tradition here from eMeals.

Ready for great food and good times on Independence Day? Get inspired with eMeals’ FREE Fourth of July Menu.

This menu includes:

Easy Baby Back Ribs
Bacon Potato Salad
Marinated Slaw
Crunch-Topped Squash Casserole
Watermelon Salad
Berry-Topped Thunder Cake

It is FREE with any eMeals subscription purchase, so check out 1 of their 60 meal plans on their website today to help you get dinner on the table in a snap every night.  I especially love my meals menu plan for the week, but it is so fun to have a special holiday menu ready made for me – then I can enjoy family time instead of searching for new and interesting recipes to make a holiday special.

Now, onto the sneak peek recipe for Bacon Potato Salad from the July 4th menu!

Bacon Potato Salad:

4 lb Yukon Gold potatoes
2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
6 slices bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomato

Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover with 1 teaspoon salt 20 minutes or until tender; drain and cool 15 minutes.
Cook bacon until crisp.
Stir together mayonnaise, mustard, pepper and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl.
Peel potatoes; cut into 1-inch pieces.
Add potatoes and eggs to mayonnaise mixture.
Stir in bacon.
Sprinkle with tomatoes.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe serves 8-10

If you have missed hearing about eMeals, I have shared about how I use it in my home and how it saves time and money for us.  It has made my life much easier and I love supporting a family business too!  Save 15% with the code:  FOURTH on your meal plan today!

All Natural Homemade Bug Spray



I’m sharing with you today a super quick and easy recipe to make your own homemade bug repellent spray that actually works.

Simple ingredients, including the essential oils that all come in your Young Living Premium Starter Kit will have you sailing through summer with out annoying bug bites ruining your time outdoors.  Plus, this recipe only cost me $7.36 to make and that included the spray bottle.  Talk about being frugal and healthy all at the same time  :-)

Most bug sprays have DEET in them and that can be nasty stuff.  If I don’t have to use chemical ladened sprays to protect my family I certainly won’t.

Here I am explaining this simple recipe – if you are reading through an RSS feed or email, you will need to click through to the blog to view the video!

Here is the easy peasy recipe!!

Bug Repellant Spray - For Susan

For those who want to start on the journey of using essential oils in your home and keeping the chemicals out, I have a special offer good until the end of the month.

Purchase a Premium Starter Kit as a member and become a member of my community and you will get my normal offerings which include:

  • A FREE Quick Reference Guide
  • A Private Facebook Page – perfect for finding support, encouragement and resources for incorporating oils in your home
  • Monthly ongoing educational classes and events

AND a FREE bottle of Young Living Orange Essential Oil – which is perfect for welcoming summer!


You can grab that cute “BUG OFF” printable label here to make your project complete!

Wonder what Orange essential oil is good for?



*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.