One Mom and a Blog

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!

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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, […]

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 […]

A Piece of Forgiveness

A Piece of Forgiveness

When Harper was approximately 1 month old, a nurse cut off her right earlobe with a pair of scissors. It was an accident of course, but the injustice of it all still rings loudly in my two ears—lobes and all. This was the first hurdle in a series of long hard months that took place […]

Mess-Free Cookie Decorating With Kids!

Mess-Free Cookie Decorating With Kids!

I’m not a baker. But I love baked goods and the kids love making a mess! So naturally, decorating sugar cookies is much-loved seasonal tradition. We love making sugar cookies for several holidays including, Valentine’s Day! I’m a sucker for red and pink Valentine’s Day crafts, decorations and cards. I get drawn into every store […]

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 […]

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 […]