Breast Cancer for Dummies

April 2015.

The day you found out that you were dealt the Joker in the deck of cards, that life is a harsh mistress, the moment that someone twisted your egg timer and set it on the stove.

Of course it is a pink egg timer. cee491121aab50ef2dd811797760a082--kitchen-timers-pastel-pink

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Sew your life together: Memories

We all have women in our lives that we look up to: mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, friends, mother-in-laws, sisters, the little old lady at church…. These are women who have strength and grace, “piss and vinegar”, compassion and understanding, or motivation that inspires us in some shape or fashion.  We surround ourselves with this “tribe” of women and it sculpts us into who we are today. We are given opportunities to share memories and  learn “old ways” and “new ways” of doing things that allow us to make it through life. I’m talking …… Granny Hacks!

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Chickens and Jesus


You wake up after your alarm, late to work again. You almost hit a chicken crossing the road. You had a bad dream the night before. You failed a test you studied so hard for. You find out your mother has terminal cancer. You wreck your car. You pop off and say something ugly to someone you love. You are a hardworking husband who can’t spend much time at home because you have to work to provide.You barely make a deadline at work. You have overly anxious moments that leave you feeling helpless. You lose your job and stress about how to pay your bills. You were raped. You have been diagnosed with a disease that no one can treat. You lose your wife of 30 years and wasn’t ready to see her go. You are an overworked mother whose kids are currently running laps around the house. You are a senior in high school who isn’t sure what you are “going to do when you grow up”. You’ve lost a child.

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Essential Oils 101

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, bushes, roots, fruit, rinds, resins, and herbs.

Oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds. These oils have the ability to provide support for EVERY system in the human body. Let’s get a refresher in the systems found in the human body:

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Critter Lovin’ Self

I wasn’t raised on a farm per say. My grandparents had a horse farm and ran cows. My parents let us kids have a few rabbits and other random critters growing up, but nothing like a full blown tiny farm. It is because my childhood was full of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, squirrels, owls, snakes, and whatever else me and my siblings could get our hands on, I am where I am today. Deep down in my critter loving soul has always been a strong desire to raise and care for animals of all shapes and sizes.  Ya see folks, if you have something engraved into your genetics, your blood, and your brain…. you can’t help but to follow your passions.

Story Time…..

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