Squeaky Clean


I don’t do a lot of DIY’s, but I do love this easy cleaner I’ve stumbled onto. I have a sink that was originally installed in the 70’s, so it has it’s permanent stains and scratches, and since it’s porcelain, it’s sometimes hard to get clean. I usually use Bar Keeper’s Friend, and it’s great stuff, but I felt like it was being pretty harsh on my already worn, vintage porcelain sink. I decided to try a combination of Baking Soda & Young Living Lemon essential oil, and I love the results I’ve gotten. Sidetone: I absolutely love my lemon oil, it’s probably my most used oil next to my Lavender. I use it in the garbage disposal, I diffuse it in almost all of my diffuser combos, and I love to use it in my laundry for a fresh smell.

I’ve been using this combo to clean my sink the last couple of months.

Here was my sink before I applied my mixture. Riley being a coffee drinker and I a tea drinker, our sink stains pretty fast with our mugs and whatnot. As I said before, it has it’s fair share of worn scratches and stains. Then I applied my mixture:

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Just simple Baking Soda and my Young Living Lemon oil. I shook the baking soda across the sink until most surfaces with stains or scratches were covered. Then I dropped about 10 drops of lemon oil to each side of the sink.


I let that set for a few minutes. Then I grabbed a regular ‘ol sponge and wet the sponge just enough to make it damp, not soaked and went to work. This is where you really gotta put in your elbow grease and scrub a bit. It starts to form a paste and you can visually see the stains starts to come up. Once I feel like I’ve done all the scrubbing it needs, I give it a good rinse and repeat on the other side. When I was finished I was happy to see my sink’s pearly smile again!

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It’s not perfect but it definitely gave me a clean sink and that makes me happy. Not only is it an easy, cheap sink cleaner, I also feel good about not using any harsh chemicals on my vintage, fragile sink. This is the perfect fix! 😉

Hope you’ve enjoyed my little DIY! What are some of your go-to cleaning remedies?




Summer Heat Blend☀️

Y’all, I don’t fair well in the summer heat. I’m a cool weather girl through and through. Today is our first really hot day this season. Reaching 100 today in the Oklahoma Panhandle, but luckily there’s a little wind to accompany it. 

Today, this is the essential oil blend I’m diffusing in my house. It feels “cool” to me and helps me forget it’s starting to warm up outside. 

You can substitute the Cypress with Peppermint and that also gives it a nice cooling sensation.

Stay cooled-off my friends!


Quick Shower Soother

Back when I was in college I fell in love with the Vick’s menthol shower disks. I loved how they cleared my sinuses and helped wake me up while I took a shower. Since then I’ve tried making the disks myself and I ended up with a crumbly, not very potent mess. I was disappointed. I had used quite a bit of oils only to find the disks weren’t very strong smelling and super hard to store.

With that said I’d like to share with you my quick version of a shower Soother. I instead call it a Shower Soother Bomb. This is one you can mix together just minutes before hoping in the shower.

All you need is baking soda, img_7495

your favorite oils,and a glass container to mix it up in; I like to use my Pioneer Woman ramekins. They’re the perfect size and just so dang cute!

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All you do is put about 1/4 a cup or so (I never measure it, I just fill one of these babies up about half way) and add in your oils and voila! All you have to do is add it to your shower. Super quick, super easy! I like to let my water warm up and pour it on the floor of the bathtub right where my shower water is hitting. It instantly fills your shower up with great smells. Whether your sinuses are bothering you or you just need a pick-me-up, these are a great way to start out your morning!

Here are my two favorite combos to use:

Allergy/Sinuses Combo:

4 drops of Lemon

4 drops of R.C. (this is a respiratory blend containing Eucalyptus (E. globulus), Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Eucalyptus radiate (my favorite of the Eucalyptuses), Eucalyptus citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Tsuga, and Peppermint.

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Wake Me Up Combo:

4 drops of Cypress

4 drops of Bergamot

4 drops of Lemon/Citrus Fresh

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This is such a refreshing blend and puts me in a happy mood, ready to take on the day!

Another oil I love to add to either one of these blends is the Northern Lights Black Spruce oil. This stuff makes you feel like you’re walking through a forrest. It’s great for a stuffy nose as well as helping you wake up. I add two or three drops of it often to my mixtures.



So there you have it, a quick and easy way to make a “shower soother bomb.”

Happy President’s Day!


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Breakfast of Champions 

When I was single and living in Music City, U.S.A., this was my breakfast more times than not. Though Tennessee is the King of BBQ, Nashville is a very health conscious city. This was a simple, healthy breakfast I found I could maintain and keep up with fairly easily. Not only that, I could make a few days worth of breakfasts at a time.

All you need is the following: 

  • Glass jars, or any kind of container
  • Your favorite breakfast fruit: blueberries, strawberries, peaches, mangos…the list is endless
  • Greek yogurt
  • Granola

You simply get your jars ready and put anywhere from 1 cup to 1.5 cup of Greek yogurt in each jar. Now add your fruit, my personal favorite to use are these delicious fresh blueberries. But any mixture of berries or nectors would be great. Blueberries and strawberries make a great tasty, patriotic breakfast. 🇺🇸😉

Then just put the lid on them and put them in the refridgerator until you’re ready for breakfast. Through trial and error, I’ve learned the best time to add the granola is right before you’re ready to eat it, otherwise it gets soggy and doesn’t have that nice, satisfying crunch to it.

There you have it! A simple, healthy, delicious breakfast to get your day started! Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Spring Water

If you’re like my husband, sometimes it’s hard to hit that 8 glasses of water a day. He’s a Coke drinker through and through. He works hard, and fast, so it’s really essential that he does get all that water in his system throughout the day so he’s not dehydrated. Plus, don’t you just feel better when you drink enough water and stay hydrated? I know I sure do! 

So we’ve found that we’re more apt to drink water if it has a little flavor. So last night I made a yummy Strawberry & Lemon infused water. 

I just sliced up one lemon and three strawberries, put them in this nifty fruit infuser pitcher we got for a wedding gift, and filled it up with water! I usually like for my infused water to set at least over night to really get the flavors going. You can find a pitcher like this one here. If you don’t have a pitcher, a good ‘ol mason jar will work just as good!

I also put an orange, a lemon, a lime, and a few springs of fresh mint with water in a big Ball jar, then put in the refridgerator over night.  I’m excited to try it out once I’m home from work!

What are some infused waters you’ve tried? 

Let’s Talk Detox

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Something I’ve really started to enjoy and look forward to at the end of a long day, are detox baths. Not only is it relaxing and helps detoxify your body,  but it can also help boost the immune system during cold season. That’s only one of the many ways that a detox is beneficial.

Here’s my favorite “recipe” for a detox bath:

  • 1 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
  • 8-10 drops of essential oil
  • A cup of green tea
  • A good book

For the longest time, I only used epsom salt and essential oil, then I read where baking soda was also a valuable ingredient to detoxing. It helps alkalize the body, renew and soften dry skin. Though I’ve read pregnant women and people with high blood pressure should not take baking soda baths.

When I decide to take a detox bath it goes something like this…

As the tub is filling up with fairly hot water, I make sure I have a cup of hot tea ready. My husband and I drink a cup of “Nightly Calm” every night, it’s the perfect blend of green tea with a hint of chamomile. I get a book handy, and I light a couple of my favorite candles. Then I add in the epsom salt (Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt is my favorite, there’s a lavender one that is amazzzzing) the baking soda, and 8-10 drops of essential oil. If I use the lavender epsom salt, I add either Cypress or Frankincense, otherwise I add in Lavender.


Then I sit and just soak! I enjoy reading, but if you’re more of a relaxing with music type of person then you should check out my friend’s soak playlist over at The Chanhandle or, even if you’re one of those amazing multi-tasking type people who can read a book and listen to music at the same time!

I promise once you step out you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed. I’ve found I always feel better in the morning when I drink a full glass of water after I get out to replenish my body with good fluids. That will help you from feeling drained the next morning.

Happy Soaking!