So, here we go......my very first venture into the world of blogging! I'm sitting here wondering how on earth do I get started? What do I say first? I realized I have no idea where to start, so I'll just jump in somewhere in the middle of the pool so to speak. I've been a little hesitant to blog because I didn't know if I would have the time, so I've been pondering this for a bit. I've been observing other blogs and I've realized that most people just go at their own pace, blogging when they can. I'm pretty sure I can handle that!
First a bit about me. I am a 61 year old Mom, Mother and Momma(I have no idea why they all call me by different titles) and Nana. I have four children, two stepchildren and at last count, 20 grandchildren. I am married to a wonderful man who has been so patient with me in all my DIY endeavors these past few months. I am an ordained minister of the gospel, I love to teach the WORD of GOD more than anything in life. I live in the beautiful Piney Woods and rolling hills of Deep East Texas and I am trying to do my small part to make our world a safer, healthier and happier place for our children and grandchildren....our future, if you please!
This time last year, I had never heard of Essential Oils, making my own laundry detergent, or Pinterest....ahhhh. There's the culprit....Pinterest! I well remember the day my daughter said, "Mother, you have to go to Pinterest, I'm going to send you an invite." My response? "Huh? Say what?" Her reply, "Pinterest, you know....interest with a P in front of it." So began my journey into a complex but interesting world of DIY, Home Remedies, Essential Oils, Helpful Hints, Survival Tips, Inspirational quotes, (really, there is no stopping place here, you can find ANYTHING on Pinterest.)
I'm pretty sure my first major influence down this road was One Good Thing by Jillee. If there was a crown for the Queen of DIY, I'm certain you would find it on Jillee's head. It was there that I learned to make my own laundry detergent, fabric softener from hair conditioner, dryer balls from yarn and the list goes on...and on.
From there I wandered over to visit Rebecca at Camp Wander, who just happens to be a sister to Jillee. Rebecca and Camp Wander introduced me to doTERRA Essential Oils and I have not been the same since I received my first package in the mail. She has since then introduced us to another quality Essential Oil Company, Spark Naturals. I am a believer in Essential Oils! (Much more on those later)
They have another sister named Dori whose blog is called Riches to Rags by Dori. Dori taught me to buy place mats at the Dollar Store and turn them into throw pillows. Dori also has a blog that has helped countless people with her Jeddy's Blend, an Essential Oil blend designed and developed by Dori to help with ADD/ADHD. It is doing wonders by the way. Hop on over and check it out for yourself!
You see what these girls have done to me? And they were just the beginning. There are so many wonderful people out there sharing their thoughts, ideas and wisdom on every facet of life imaginable.
I'm telling you....if you don't Interest with a P....you need to. It will change your life....just pace yourself, ok?
Some of you are probably wondering why I've turned this original blog into a promotional for these three sisters. I didn't start out to do this, but I just wanted you to see that without people like these three who have taken time to share, I wouldn't be sitting here today writing this blog. There are a multitude of other bloggers out there doing the same and from time to time I will share some of their ideas. They're just too good not to share.
One more thought and then I'll hush. I have made some precious new friends since starting on this journey and I know there are so many, many more out there. GOD bless you all and thank you for being my new friends!
Now that's enough for today. You now know who I am, how I got to this place and why I do what I do.