You're Fired! Thank you Jesus!

I know, right? Who wants to tell about being fired and better yet who cares if I was fired?
 But FIRST, a little tidbit about me. I love animals (hence my website with animals) and I speak out against animal abuse. I believe that there are too many animals in shelters and between adoption and spay/neuter programs we can help to lower the numbers. 
I have two Labs, Cinderella and Gracie. Cinderella is a rescue and when we got her she was skin and bones and pregnant. barely but pregnant nevertheless.  She had nine healthy puppies! Gracie is her puppy and no one wanted her, so we kept her. No shelter for her. I would have kept all of them if I needed to. However they went to good homes. I have chickens and we live where we have cows for neighbors. I am wanting to get some goats and mini donkeys too! 
 I am married to my husband of 20 years and we have between us, 5 children and 14 grandchildren and several great grands and a couple of great great grands! WOW! Those kids are BUSSSY!
But now to the beginning! 
 But this is where my journey began. I had worked at a Lumber yard/Home center for three years when I got whooping cough. I had to be off work  because I couldn't breath much less talk. My doctor had put me on FMLA and so I was home for three months. I went back to work only to find out my seniority had started all over as if I were a new employee.  Long story short, after a heated run in with the owner I was fired. 
Thank you Jesus! I know, why would I praise God's name for losing my job? Because it started me down the path that God wanted me to be on. However, I am a stubborn woman and I like to do things my own way and when God said go here or there, I said how about I go this way instead. God said OK you're on your own, and I was for a long time trying to find out what I should do. 
I did finally let God just lead me and let Him, as the song goes "Take the Wheel".  I love Carrie Underwood! This was just the beginning of a 14 year journey that led me to Young Living. I am so thankful that I got fired that day, because that road may have never brought me to where I am today. God knows what He's doing, we just have to get out of His way! 
I had severe Asthma ( I had a nebulizer I used every four hours),  Fibromyalgia,  Arthritis,  Chronic Insomnia,  I was obese, I slept on love seat because I couldn't lay flat because I could not breathe. I had sever low back pain, pelvic pain, Costochondriitis from Fibro. I had so many things going on that I had a double cabinet over my kitchen sink full of medicine. Over this 14 year journey,  which includes many forms of alternative modalities,  I am down to just two prescription meds. Thank you Jesus! 
There is a lot more to my story and if you would like to know more please contact me. I will be happy to tell it. 

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 Fleas and Tick and More OH MY!

Fleas and Tick and More OH MY!

The season is upon us, Flea and Tick season that is. For those of us that have those cute little furry creatures that we call our fur babies. I had for years used commercial products that i bought on the recommendation of my Vet, and they did work. But at what cost? 
Over the years I have discovered that so many medications, food, personal care products and the like seem to cause more harm than good. Not just with people but with animals as well. So I have come to the conclusion that I want my dogs to be as healthy as anyone else in my family. I have been using oils on my dogs for a little over a year now. No Front Line or any other commercial product. They do not have any fleas. They do occasionally find a tick. They each have had two ticks in the last year.  That's pretty good considering that I am not using any poison on them. 
Now I want to say this, This article is geared towards dogs, NOT CATS. 
Why can't we use certain oils on Cats?
Cats metabolize and excrete things very differently than the rest of the animal family. The reason behind this is the cats liver. It does not have the liver enzymes to break down certain chemical as effectively as the rest of us, and sometimes it can't do it at all!

My Cinderella is a rescue. She is a black English Lab that is, as best we can guess, about 10 years old. When we found her, she was skin and bones, starved half to death and unbeknownst to us pregnant. We got her home and put food in front of her 24/7 but she wasn't gaining weight. so after a month I took her to the vet thinking she had worms and to get medicine. he said she doesn't have worms, she has puppies! So here we were, about to become parents. During the next week Cinderella started scratching and biting at her legs and butt, she was bald in spots and I took her back to the vet. He said she was basically, allergic to the hormones that were going on in her body due to the puppies. We got some medicine  that helped with the itching and until after she had the babies, then we got a different kind of medicine and she was just fine after about a month. 
She had  9 healthy puppies and we kept the last one because no one seemed to want her. Her name is Grace. Grace is a lab/pit mix and the biggest scaredy cat alive. 

Cinderella is the one that has had problems of some sort since we've had her. Just recently she had a stroke/seizure. Back to the vet and more medicine.  New symptoms arose and we discovered that we needed to change her food to a raw/cooked diet. The vet said he was perfectly fine with that. So we are on the road to getting healthy and hopefully Cinderella will be with us for many more years.  

My best recommendation for fleas,  is a blend I make, and of course I only use Young Living oils. The base is coconut oil (4 ounces), and if you want it to be more liquidy (is that a word?) just add some Sweet Almond oil, Avocado oil or Jojoba oil, not too much though. You can research what each of these "carrier" oils are good for and choose based on that. 
Then add some 2-4 drops each, Citronella, Eucalyptus (globulus or blue), Lavender and Geranium. The larger the dog the more essential oil you will need. 

Check out how you can use Young Living's Animal Scents Shampoo to help with fleas here.

 Make your own.
Prevention recipe;
  • 2 tablespoons ofcarrier oil (Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado, or Jojoba))
  • 2-4 drops of Lavender EO
  • 2-4 drops of Eucalyptus EO
  • 2-4 drops of Lemongrass EO
  • 2-4 drops of Geranium EO
  • 8 ounce glass bottle preferrably dark in color
  1. Mix your four essential oils into the sweet almond oil.
  2. Add your essential oil mixture into your glass bottle.
  3. Fill the rest of the 8oz glass bottle witch hazel or water.
  4. Shake well before each use.
* This spray is perfect for dogs that don't have fleas yet to keep them repelled on walks and outside! Active infestations might need a bit more aggressiveness though.
Also, cats are sensitive to oils high in d-limonene so rather than grapefruit, I'd recommend Cedarwood oil for kitties.



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What can I use Peace and Calming for? Oh I am so glad you asked! 

You can use it to settle those, more than you care for them to be, active children, if you know what I mean. you can use it to keep your pets calm during storms or celebratory events, fireworks, shooting guns, etc. You can put in your diffuser for a calming atmosphere in a less than calm home. You can put on your pillow and/or bottoms of feet to help relax before sleep (along with Lavender and/or Cedarwood is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!) So many uses for Peace and Calming. Oh you can diffuse in the birthing room when delivery is upon you, put it on a cotton ball and lay on table or dresser near to a fussy baby. Put in your diffuser necklace when attending a work meeting, interview and on and on. 

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