Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paleo Roasted Chicken & Paleo Applesauce Cake

Today's lunch was so yummy, I just had to share it with you.

Thankfully, I did take a couple of pictures before and after cooking to show you.

The prep time on this is super quick, the cook time of course is a bit longer, but this is a great thing to pop in the oven and let bake while you're occupied elsewhere. By the time lunchtime arrives, your house is smelling unbelievably delicious!

Throw in the applesauce cake and it's a meal to write about!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Make it Yourself Essential Oil Body Spray!

Essential Oil Body Spray!

One thing I love: after bath/shower body spray.

I quit buying commercial personal products some time ago and this was one I really missed, so I came up with a few ideas.

This is super easy and it takes less than five minutes to make. Just gather your ingredients and put together your favorite blend.

What you need:

  • Glass spray bottle(I use a 2 oz.)
  • Essential Oils
  • Witch Hazel or Aloe Vera Juice(not gel)
  • water or glycerin(optional)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Diabetes Support and Help with Essential Oils

Thanks to our Spark Naturals affiliate liaison, Sandy Kay Briggs for the information in this blog.


Many families have members that suffer from Type 2 Diabetes and some have members that are Type 1. 

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between the two?

This information from the American Diabetes Association explains:

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. 

Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Diva in a Double Wide

This blog is going to be a bit more personal than usual.

I'm going to give you a look inside my home and life and it's not all that easy for me.

I'll explain more later, but here's the reason I decided to do this blog.

Oh and by the way...I'm not really a Diva, I just thought it sounded cool.

I posted this picture recently on a very busy Facebook page, Fresh Eggs Daily. 

I had such an unbelievable response to this picture. So many people wanting to see the rest of my kitchen.

My kitchen?

Why would anyone want to see my kitchen?

I live in a double wide mobile home.

That's right.

I don't live in a two story Victorian mansion, nor a log house, a brick house or even a plain old wood frame house.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Make It Yourself Hummingbird Nectar

Spring time and Hummingbirds!

It's that time of year.

Well, it's just around the corner anyway.

I'm simply re-posting a blog I did a few months back on how to make your own nectar to attract and feed these beautiful marvels of GOD's creation.

My mother and I always competed to see who got the first hummer of the year.  If you get your feeders up and filled while the migration is going back north,  you may see some that you don't normally see in your area.

The same applies for when they head south before winter.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Lovely Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender! Lavendula~angustofolia France

Just the name conjures up thoughts of peace, calm and rest, not to mention a fragrance like no other.

Description: One of the most popular oils available, Lavender has an invigorating aroma and is an oil with many purposes. Lavender is a small shrub like plant that grows about 3 feet tall. It has beautiful purple blue flowers and grows wild in the Mediterranean region.
Properties: Antiseptic, Analgesic, Anti-Convulsant, Anti-Depressant, Anti-Rheumatic, Anti-Spasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiviral and Bactericide.

Spark Naturals Oil of the Month for March is Lavender.

BUT......for the month of March we are doing a special promotion!!!! If anyone signs up for the oil of the month (or are currently part of the club) will receive a FREE 5ml bottle of Wild Orange! This is for the month of March only! If you have been debating on joining, this is the month to do it!

How can you use Lavender? How can you NOT use it?

It works for everything from calming a crying child and soothing an insect sting to making your laundry smell heavenly!

Here's a list of ideas you can use Lavender for, there are many more I'm sure.

  • Apply to cuts, burns and scrapes
  • Acne
  • Allergy relief
  • Sleep and relaxation aid
  • Laundry fabric softener add in
  • Freshens mattresses(mixed with baking soda)
  • Apply to insect bites and stings
  • Restorative
  • Achy muscles
  • Emotional Balance
  • General well being
  • Candle making
  • Headache
  • Insect repellent
  • Shingles
  • Dust mite control
  • Eczema
Again, these are just some of the uses for Lavender. It is most like the most used and universal Essential Oil available.

For Depression:

Simple First Step to Conquer Depression:

Blend Lavender & Rosemary together in your hand, inhale, rub on the back of your neck and apply to the bottom of your feet a few times each day. 

blend source: The Medical Advisor (publication) A Complete Guide to Alternative & Conventional Treatments - Time Life Books

Lavender is the Oil of The Month for March at Spark Naturals.

For just $15.99 per month, you receive a different 15ml bottle of quality Essential Oil. This price includes tax and shipping. Your oil will be shipped out on the same day of each month as the date you originally signed up.  If you sign up on the 15th, your oil will ship on the 15th of each month. 

This is absolutely one of the best ways to build up your supply of the most used oil.

Sign up today!

Blessings from Patti's Place to your place!