A Little Holiday Family and Craft Time

Moms can be funny. Enough said.  Somehow though they always know what you have been needing and longing for. God for sure granted moms with the ability to bring a family together! 

Over the past couple of Thanksgivings my mother has been set on doing a family craft.  So this year it was for us to all make a burlap stocking.  Not just decorating it, actually sewing it together and then decorating it! 

I was a little nervous about this one. Me and Shane sewing...ummm probably not going to happen.  After a little trial and error (and good coaching from mom) we got the hang of it.  Some a little faster than others. :)

This ended up being one of my favorite memories that I am sure I will cherish it for years. To see my brother and husband actually having fun and laughing is something I will never forget.  As far as my dad goes... he gave up after...well about 2 minutes. 

Check out our pictures and find some time to create memories with your family! 

Skin Obsession

Since our last post was on the subject of great HEALTHY solutions for your skin, I thought I would share my skin care OBSESSION (it's literally the only thing I ever use on my skin).

Releve Skincare is completely organic and non-toxic. I'm talking you could literally eat this stuff if you were so inclined.

They have cleansing soap, face & body lotion, moisturizer, a mask and peel for when your skin is needing a boost, an eye cream + a facelift cream to help fight anti-aging!

I cannot emphasize enough how great these products have been for my skin. Speaking from experience when it comes to struggling with breakouts, I can honestly say that my skin has never been clearer since I've started using this stuff (the cleansing soap, clay mask, & enzyme peel are great for those with acne-prone skin).

If you want to improve wrinkles, sagging facial and neck skin, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and large pores then please, PLEASE give these products a try (you can thank me later!)

Visit the site here to check out all the products!

Color My Thoughts

I had to write this post!  I usually don't like writing about products and such, but what I am about to tell you about will seriously make you do a happy dance!  As many of you know I am part owner of a wellness practice so I see a lot of awesome healing/wellness products and services.  This particular one is so different and exciting!!

So take a look at the links to read more...but now you are asking how these can help you.  I have an answer!  Ever felt bogged down from silly emotions (ladies, you know what I'm talking about!!) and you just don't feel yourself??

These products can help you regain Energy, Vitality, Creativity, Confidence, Joy and so much more.  Not only do they help with these emotions, but they all correspond to different parts of your body..so they can also help with you heart, liver, sinus problems, back pain...the list keeps going!

These Colors are blends of specific essential oils - which smell ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! 

Read more about Altearah by visiting my company website at : Advanced Science Wellness 

Burlap DIY

If you have an unimaginable amount of burlap just lying around your house and you have absolutely no idea what to do with it, then this DIY project is for you.

Burlap (but that was probably obvious)
Brushes (stippling + regular for the edges)
Trash bag

First, I recommend covering your surface with a trash bag, unless you don't care if paint bleeds ALL OVER whatever is underneath it.

Next, find any phrase you want and apply it to your burlap with the paint + stencils

It's seriously easy
              & the burlap takes the paint really well.

(To hang the burlap: I just found a stick from the yard and sewed it in. Take twine (or whatever) and tie it around the ends of the stick and DONE!)

Good Luck!

Top 5 Fall Favorites

Fall always seems to get me into a crazed {diy} mode, but since I went wild with the Halloween decorating I've been lacking inspiration in the more "traditional" fall category. 

So, I got online and found instant inspiration from these lovely blogs! These are such great & EASY ideas -- check out the links below:

Pinecone Garland - The JS Chronicles

DIY "Harvest" Sign - Dirt Stains and Paint 

Sweater Pillow - Creatively Living 

Fall Wood Blocks - Sarah Dawn Designs

Paper Stars - Eyes on the Source