Monday, March 30, 2015

Frankincense Face

So frankincense is one of my favorite essential oils. I call it the magic oil because it's in my reference book next to practically any ailment. It helps with things like depression, coughing, skin, wrinkles, aging, tumors, healing, headaches, stretch marks, the list goes on and on.
I like to put a drop in my moisturizer after I wash my face. I'm also thinking about making an eye cream or an eye makeup remover with it! I could definitely use a good wrinkle cream.

This testimonial picture really got me. She used a mixture of coconut oil, frankincense and lavender essential oils for two weeks and had great results. The stretch marks are much closer to her skin color and much less noticeable. When I saw it I thought it was awesome, but I kind of thought it was one of those pics you see circulating around that is too good to be true. And then the woman who posted it said "and I know it's real, because this picture is me." I got goosebumps. I know this woman guys, and this is legit. <3 Frankincense rocks.

I love how Young Living does awesome videos like this. This is a short video of where the trees grow and how they distill the oil.

The harvesting process of the resin from the frankincense trees is unique. They scrape the bark, wait 10 days, scrape, wait, scrape, etc. So meticulous and so worth it.

I love these videos and I love Young Living Frankincense essential oil. I've personally used it for headaches, boobie cream, stretch marks, calming, anxiety, cough, dry skin, and winkles.
What have you used it for?
If you haven't tried it, what would you use it for?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Rowan!

My baby turned one! We had an awesome ocean themed party at home.
My awesome friend Shelly was kind enough to take all the pictures and help me with all the decorations. She even designed his birthday stat chalkboard! I super love it!

The food and decor was amazing! Shelly, my husband, and I made it all. We served rice crispy sushi, sea snails (pigs in a blanket), oyster cookies, seashell salad (pasta salad), seaweed casserole (green bean casserole), veggies and dip with a bell pepper octopus on top, and crab dip with a bell pepper crab on top!

A local military mom actually made the cake and cupcakes. I thought they were super cute.
The jellyfish were my favorite part of the decorations. I can do a tutorial if you want, just post in the comments!

I had a book that matched the party theme out for people to sign and write notes to Rowan in.

The cake smash was so much fun! I had to let all my crunchy mommy feelings go for just a little while and let him have fun. He really didn't eat much cake anyway :P.

Cake drunk lol! <3

Om nom nnoooommm!!!

Before - After

Definitely called for a bath! And naked babies are the cutest :D.

Birthday boy needed some mama milkie time and wanted more cake haha.

Antics of Rowan

Mommy, Daddy, and happy birthday boy Rowan!

Rowan loves his Auntie Shelly <3.

We had an awesome time at his birthday party. He loved all the good food and running around and saying hi to everyone. 
If there's anything I mentioned that you want a tutorial for, let me know!