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About Me

About

Hi! My name's Laurie. I'm a Child of God, wife, mother of 4, wellness advocate and writer. This blog is a journal of my days, a collection of my recipes and crafts, and hopefully, a platform for all families to share their ideas, encouragement, inspiration and advice! I'm striving to "bloom where I am planted". Don't wait until things are "perfect" to begin sharing your gifts. We are all part of one giant puzzle—don't be a missing piece!

Recent Posts

The Houseplant Momma: Essential Oils

The Houseplant Momma: Essential Oils

Last week, I had the pleasure of guest posting on my friend Allison’s blog about essential oils. I was thrilled to be able to share a deeper look at plants and how their essential oils can be used to support our health and wellness. Head on over and learn more about what essential oils are, […]

Fall Tree Collage

Fall Tree Collage

We absolutely LOVE fall and even though I’d love to do ALL THE CRAFTS, I have to restrain myself and remember to keep it simple. After all, when it comes to kids crafts its more about spending time with one another and learning rather than the outcome of the craft, right? It’s taken me years […]

Toxin-Free Living on The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast

Toxin-Free Living on The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast

This week I had the honor of being interviewed by Samantha Lee on  The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast. I had an awesome time chatting oils and discussing toxin-free living. If you haven’t listened to her podcast before head straight over and you’ll find TONS of interviews by essential oil enthusiasts from all different walks of […]

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

A few months ago, a friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook of her “Summer Bucket List.” Her list included things like, “Go to a splash pad. Eat a picnic dinner in the park. Make homemade ice cream.” While I’ve seen bucket lists used for “life goals” before, I’d never seen them used for […]

Non-Toxic Cleaning With Thieves Household Cleaner

Non-Toxic Cleaning With Thieves Household Cleaner

Fall is in the air! Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year! Beautiful colored leaves, cooler weather, sweaters and boots, and pumpkin-flavored everything. But let’s not forget fall holidays! This year my kids had a great time dressing up for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating. My whole family is looking forward to Thanksgiving and the […]

Setting the Turkeys Free {Storybook Craft}

Setting the Turkeys Free {Storybook Craft}

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is read. But I also love doing crafts and projects with them, so I try to combine the two as much as possible by pairing some kind of craft or activity with the books we read together. There is so much color and imagination in children’s books […]

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

Alright, I know some of you might be getting bored with my essential oil posts, but the truth is I’m just trying to catch up! For the last two years I’ve been learning so much about essential oils and blogging, and I haven’t had time to implement a thing! It’s just that season of life where I’m […]

Cinnamon Spice Lip Balm + Exfoliating Lip Scrub

Cinnamon Spice Lip Balm + Exfoliating Lip Scrub

Cinnamon spice Lip balm 4 TBSP coconut oil 1 TBSP shea butter 3 TBSP beeswax 2 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil 2 drops Clove Essential Oil 2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil 2 drops Ginger Essential Oil (I left this out of this batch but it would be a great addition!) Optional (not pictured) a few shavings off a natural lipstick to melt […]

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

This is one of my favorite winter skin recipes! If you battle dry skin like, me you will want to make this! It’s so simple and easy and it’s a great addition to your shower routine. To keep your skin baby soft and bright it’s important to exfoliate at least once a week. You can […]

DIY Halloween Box Costumes

DIY Halloween Box Costumes

Last year I was unable to post my tutorials on the box costumes I made for Two Men and a Truck that were featured in a segment on the Living Dayton Show, and I just stumbled on the pictures of them in my photo album. At the time, we were still in the NICU with […]