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Incentives with doTerra enrollment kits!

doTerra has some Great kits that help you get jump started into healthy living.  Essential oils are real and we use them daily.   I have always considered myself to be pretty conservative and have tried my best to stay clear of the next big thing.   Mostly because I don’t have the money for fads or trends that aren’t lasting.

With a growing family and the weighted responsibility of having kids and living in the world today, I am always concerned about what is in my house.   Whether it be chemicals under my cabinet or the medicines in my medicine drawers.  Having said this, I have great experience with these essential oils and now use them everyday and even in some creative ways.   I never knew how passionate I’d be about these until it hit that I was actually seeing improvements and or was completely replacing products altogether.

So in an effort to tell you something I wish myself would have realized months ago…I will be talking about these amazing money saving kits that have some of the coolest incentives.

The first kit is the

Diamond kit:

DIAMOND KIT

DIAMOND KIT

This enrollment kit is the King of kits!  It comes with Every product that doTerra makes.   The reason to get this kit is :

  • You save $730.93 on this order
  • You receive 400 points back in product credit from doTerra. (once you place a 100PV order the month following enrollment).
  • You get 25% back in product credit on every future order from now on.
  • You save 25% off every purchase from now on.

Now because knowledge is power I will sweeten the deal and buy you the Modern Essentials hardcover book.   This book is a user friendly book that shows you how to use the oils.  Yay!!! A user manual that is user friendly.  You will love it!

You will also be a part of a great team of leaders that will help navigate you; whether you are just changing your lifestyle or turning this into a business opportunity.

I’m telling you that these oils speak for themselves.   And there are so many folks like us that are trying to find healthy alternatives.

The next kit is the:

Every Oil Kit:

EVERY OIL KIT

EVERY OIL KIT

This kit comes with Every oil that doTerra makes.   It’s a great way to get started on creating your own blends and this kit makes it easy to use these oils daily because everything is at your fingertips.  And with this kit you:

  • Save $284.70
  • You get a Carrying case
  • A Diffuser
  • Every oil that doTerra makes
  • You get 200 points in product credit (once you place a 100PV order the month following enrollment)
  • You receive 20% back in product credits on all future orders
  • You will save 25% off retail products from here on out.

In this kit I will purchase the Modern Essentials hardcover as well.  This book goes over everyday ailments such as allergies to colds, and the flu.  It also goes over huge ailments too.  Our bodies are amazing working machines and if we give it what it needs then it will heal.  That is what is So Amazing!  It gives new meaning to “we were fearfully and wonderfully made.”

You will also be a part of a great team of leaders that will help navigate you; whether you are just changing your lifestyle or turning this into a business opportunity.

The next kit is:

The Natural Solutions Kit:

NATURAL SOLUTIONS KIT

NATURAL SOLUTIONS KIT

This kit includes some of the more popular items that doTerra offers.  It’s still a big kit but it’s more manageable and carries incentives with it as well.

In this kit:

  • You save $113.25
  • A wooden carry case
  • A Diffuser
  • Some of doTerra’s favorite products
  • You get 100 points in product credit (once you place a 100PV order the month following enrollment)
  • You receive 15% back in product credits on all future orders
  • You will save 25% off retail products from here on out.

In this kit I will purchase the Modern Essentials hardcover too!  I am telling you that this is my favorite book and everything we have tried in it has done what it says.  I just know you will see the same results.

You will also be a part of a great team of leaders that will help navigate you; whether you are just changing your lifestyle or turning this into a business opportunity.

I am excited to start this journey with you!  What an amazing world that God has made.  I am so thankful to have been turned upside down.  I never thought I would be here.  doTerra essential oils work so well in my family that I will try my best to make sure I always have it available to us.  And the business route enables that to happen.

If you choose to go this route
Your welcome to go to my web page: mydoterra.com/teresakornahrens

There you can make your order; either retail or wholesale.  If you choose to do wholesale click on Join and then click wholesale and fill out the forms.  Easy peasy.  You are on the way to healthy living.

Let’s Celebrate!

 

 

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Scheels! Kids love it too!

Scheels fun!

Scheels fun!

Scheels can be a Great place for kids.  This place has games, a ferris wheel, ice cream, and a kids klub (which is free).   If you have little funds or just don’t want to spend much this is a great place to visit.

The Ferris wheel is a daddy and son event. …but mostly because I would need to hold my son the entire time on this thing just to keep him safe.  Hehe.  Yup, keep him safe;  Ok,  I am scared of heights and those seats sway.  Eeewww.  So I’m not going on that thing.  It costs only  $1 per rider.  And you purchase the token at the register.  Gavin loves the wooden tokens.  He also loves using them like money and when it’s their time to enter the gate he happily gives his tokens away.

Ferris wheel tokens!

Ferris wheel tokens!

Afterwards we went to the kids shoe area.  Hehe…but not to try on shoes.  In this area they have a play structure.  I carried Arielle so she could see her brother climbing the structure and then once he went down the slide his sister would giggle so loudly.   How fun!   And free!

Among the free or inexpensive activities like bowling, putting, and kick ball, they also host a Kids Klub.  And they are hosting tonight March 16th at 6pm.  And it’s for the first 100 kids 4-12 years old.   The kids that participate get a free ferris wheel ride as well.  And tonight is all about Leperchauns!  They will do a craft and follow the rainbow hehe.  This Kids Klub is free!  So after all the fun it’s a great idea to head to Gramma Ginna’s Restaurant and Fudge Shop for some great fudge or gelato.

Love this place!   Great place to buy and great place to play with kids on a budget.

If you want more information…

Here is the link: Kids Klub

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Gavin’s favorite day. Marches Mail Order box of fun

Gavin Loves to check the mail and today he found this month’s Green Kid Craft box waiting with his name on it.  I love how excited he was when he came back in the house with his daddy.  With the box in hand, he yelled “Wahoo, mom, I got a new green box of activities!”  This time the activities were centered around Music and the science of sound waves and vibration.  It included three baggies with separate instructions on how to make 5 different instruments.  These instructions had information on sound facts.  Like, sound waves are invisible energy that travel by vibrating the air around it.  It even talks about kinetic energy and gives fun facts about things you would see in the world around you like lightening and thunder and how sound travels at different speed.  There is so much information on these little cards.

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!

The first baggie had instructions on how to make ankle bells.  He went right to it and beaded his wooden beads and little bells and wanted to place it on his ankle; like the instructions say.  Haha!  I asked if he tried to do a pattern and he just said no I want to make music fast.  Hey, not a bad idea.  So I fastened that beaded string onto his ankle and it was music time.

Ankle music! Hehe

Ankle music! Hehe

After a few songs and stomps and shakes, it was onto the next project which was the Finger Cymbals. I cut up that box and he carefully placed the bottle caps onto the cardboard so as to make sure the bottle caps touched; to make sound.  He clacked them together and called himself a crab.  Haha!  I thought Flamenco but crab will do.  There is no arguing with a kid that is having fun.  And being a crab is more fun.

He played with both the ankle bells and “crab fingers” for a few more songs.  We then went onto the next project which had us use the box that I had cut up.  Gavin placed the rubber bands around the box and made himself a little guitar.  With this project he got to hear how each rubber band gave off a different pitch based on how tight the band was around the box.  I had him close his eyes and he got to guess if I strummed the same string or if it was a different one.  I love how fun this age is.

Next project was the Maraca making one.  Here while making his maraca he got to hear about kinetic energy and how volume is produced by the amount of force used to get the sound vibrations going.  He filled his little egg with beans and we taped his egg to some spoons.  He placed some stickers onto his Maraca and Voila.  A rhythm machine.

At this point it was time to get baby sister up from her nap, feed her and then it was Jam time!  I hope you enjoy the video as we enjoy the homemade instruments that came in the mail today.  Heck, even I look forward to these boxes.

After the Jam time we promptly, at the begging of my sweet boy, went and finished the last instrument which was the Kazoo.  The card explained more on vibrations and sound, but to Gavin it was just about making music and there is just nothing wrong with that.  Love it!

If you are in the market for something different and fun for kids then this is a good thing to keep in mind.  Good things can come in the mail…hehe and not just junk mail or monthly paper bills.

Link to Green Kid Crafts: Green Kids crafts.

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Picky Picky: Mealtime with a 5 year old.

My picky sweet angel boy,  Gavin

My picky sweet angel boy, Gavin

I don’t claim to be a chef.  I also don’t believe I am the worst cook in the world.  Ha!  So when I hear my sweet angel boy say things like “yuck” or looks in the pantry for other things to eat while his dinner is on the table; I try not to get offended.  Ok, so I try not to stay offended.  Come on, it’s hard to please every pallet in one meal.

And no, sweet boy, you cannot have cookies for dinner!  I too wish I could have cookies for dinner…but as a mom and someone who is responsible for another human other than myself; cookies cannot sufficiently keep you alive or keep your sweet brain functioning at the capacity God intended.  And they won’t keep me alive and functioning so I can take care of you to keep you growing up and healthy.  But how do I tell my little one, who is so desperate to not eat his dinner, that every food group is represented in this meal and it’s all for your benefit?  For real!  Cross my heart, hope to die.

I have made so many dishes too and mostly with him in mind and still it’s a knock down drag.  Or even a bribe…”if you eat your broccoli, you can get some ice cream.”  Wow, before I had kids I totally said I’d never ever be that lady who begged and bribed her kids to eat good food…I would say to myself, “my kids will naturally be amazing and good all the time; their going to listen to me and eat everything in front of them.”…Ha!!!  Having kids in the present and dreaming of them are like living Alternate Universes.  Dreams are one thing…Reality another.

OH MY LORD!  Why must every meal be like WWE?  Ack!  I want to pull every hair from my head when he says “I’m not hungry for that!” or “I am going to look in here for something to eat.”  Umm…no!  You are going to eat this Dang meal that took approximately 30 minutes to make while your sister was screaming on the floor!  A momma can only take so much.  30 Minute meals are the longest I can take before it just goes downhill for my brain.  I mean, I just can’t listen to my babies cry for prolong periods of time before my heart hurts so bad from the pain they must be feeling.

By the way, Arielle is fine.  She is learning to crawl and hates…I mean hates to be put down.  So yeah tummy time isn’t her greatest moment.  hehe.  But the girl has got to learn to crawl, right?  Forward crawling isn’t going so well…but backward is.  Haha!  Not sure how to propel her to go forward.  I’ve placed toys in front of her and she tries to reach for them then inches backwards.  Eeeek.  It’s so cute.  So practicing is what we will do.

So back to my Sweet Angel boy, Gavin.  He eats like a bird and Loves fruit, cheese, crackers, lunch meat, yogurt, and all kids food (or nuggets, French fries, hamburgers, and any easily graspable finger like foods).  By the time dinner hits, I figure, he should be hungry.  Well, actually he should be Starving!  So why is it amazingly easy for him to deny himself the sustenance he needs to have the energy to play?  Is there an easier way?  I refuse to fix two different meals.  I don’t think my heart can take listening to baby Arielle cry for longer than the allotted 30 minutes I have to fix a dinner.

One day, I hear, it will get easier.  But for now, it’s a war zone!  And everyday is a battlefield and this momma has to use her wit to get through the day.  And yes, It’s exhausting.  I look forward to naptime and bedtime…it’s then that I LOVE my kids to my hearts capacity.  Cause in their sleep; God allows me to see how perfect they are.  And it helps to rejuvenate me to go onto the next moment.  And for sure this momma lives moment to moment.  It’s by His strength that I can do this and He gives me enough to make it through.  And yes, I can do this!!!

 

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Breastfeeding? Insurance may be your friend :)

If you Breastfeed then you might want to know that your Insurance might pay for you a new breast pump.  The Lactation Consultant told me that I needed to give my insurance a call and see.   I called and I will be getting mine pretty soon.  All I needed was a prescription.  Oh and even though I was asked to get a breast pump through insurance by the Pediatric lactation consultant, my insurance wanted my OBGYN to do the prescribing.  I was like…umm…ok.

Wow, I can’t believe this is really true!  Was this the case when Gavin was a baby?  I bought one then and I told the lactation consultant that I still had it from 5 years prior and she said it was not to be trusted.   She said that the machine that runs it may not run as efficiently as it did when I first purchased it.  I spent a pretty penny and kinda believed it would last forever.  Really!  Forever!

Formula is so Expensive!  I mean really crazy expensive.  There are programs like WIC to pay for formula, among other things, but for those that make too much or make just enough to be over the income requirement “line”, it’s hard to pay for both diapers, wipes, formula, toys, food, clothing, baby gates, and everything else that babies and kids need.

Breast pumps are expensive as well.  Well the ones that you want anyhow.  I am getting the Medela In Style Pump, which is what the insurance said they would send to me.  This certain pump is sold for anywhere from $140 and up!  If you decide to rent a pump the hospitals have them for rent as well.  I rented mine for about 3 weeks and it cost $20 per week.

The ones that are rented from the hospital are different however.  The ones from there are hospital grade.  They are heavy duty.  hehe…Emphasis on heavy.  The hospital one even comes in a really embarrassing bright green container.  Kinda reminds me of the machine that Will Smith was trying to sell in the movie “The Pursuit of Happiness”.  But this one is Neon green.  Not exactly a machine you want to take places.

The Breast pumps that you can buy at retail stores come in pretty bags now.  They can look like backpacks or purses.  Or they come without the backpack or purse and you can place it inside of your own bag.  This makes it stylish and not so noticeable.  I don’t know about you…but I don’t want to be the center of any kind of attention like that.  I mean I might have kids food smeared on my t-shirt or hair; I really don’t need another reason to be noticed for.  I just want to go on my momma way.

The Honest truth is that The Price for feeding babies are just plain spendy.  If you can get a break by calling your insurance and for them to pick up the tab to help with breast feeding; then go for it!  It’s totally worth a shot.  Even if you have to wait a long time to talk to someone from your insurance company.  Or you finally get a hold of them and they give you another phone number to call too.  I know, us mommas are busy but we also can use a hand.  This would both help a momma out and keep money in the pocket.

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Oregano Power? Oh Yeah!

Oregano EO

Herbs are good for cooking and flavoring food but did you know that the herb Oregano can be used to fight fungal infections?  Yes, along with being a powerful anti-fungal; Oregano Essential Oil is also anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, as well as anti-infectious.  For those cold and flu sufferers looking for a more natural remedy; it’s also anti-viral.

Oregano Essential oil can be used topically, aromatically, and internally.

For Kids and Expecting Momma’s use this with extreme caution or Dilute it HEAVILY!  If you are going to use it don’t use it on kiddos under 6.  And try it on the reflex points on the feet.

We placed Oregano in fillable capsules that we got on Amazon and have used it to help treat Candida, which is a yeast overgrowth in the gut.  Everyone has yeast but for those with too much it can cause things like thrush and even digestion problems.

Crazy thing about Oregano is that it’s a “HOT” oil.  Meaning you can totally get a crazy burn from just placing the oil directly onto your skin.  Who ever heard of an Oregano burn?  hehe.  Well it’s Real!  Take it from me.  If you choose to use it topically it’s a Good idea to dilute it with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.  The Ratio is 1 Oregano drop to 3 drops of Carrier oil… so 1:3 ratio.  Because I am allergic to pain, hehe, I do a ratio of about 1:5 or better; but it will not change the effectiveness of it…just makes sure there is no pain).

Some Topical uses for Oregano include Viral Infections, Fungal Infections, Canker Sores, Athlete’s foot, Ringworm, Calluses, Warts, Immune system kick starter, as well as Candida (or yeast overgrowth in your gut).  There are other reasons to use Oregano; these seemed pretty normal.

For those that are Diffuser Fanatics…only use 1 drop.  It is So So So Strong!  Some Aromatic uses are Fungal Infections, Pneumonia, and Immune stimulator.

For Recipes that call for Oregano, use the toothpick method.  I have a friend who placed a whole drop in her dish and the dish was so hot that she had to toss it.  So if you don’t want to toss your dinner out, use a toothpick.  Just place your toothpick on the bottle dropper and swish the toothpick onto your food while cooking and it comes out perfect.

Marinara Sauce recipe

Oregano essential oil blends well with Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Thyme, and Rosemary.

In the New York Times there was an article about a chicken farm that used Oregano oil to help fight off infections without the use of antibiotics.  To me, that’s really cool! click here for the New York Times article

 

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March Doterra Great Promotions

March 2015 Promotion Photo

For those that want to turn to more natural remedies and want to get started with a kit to save some money; or continue their use of essential oils;  this month, with a 200 pv order, you get a 5ml Deep Blue soothing blend as well as the Deep Blue soothing blend rub.  If you order before the 15th you also get 15ml Wild Orange free with your order.  

So let’s say you get a Home Essentials kit for $275 with it you get: 

 Home_Essentials_Kit_Full

Enrollment $35 (like Costco so you can buy at wholesale all year)

 15ml Frankincense ($93 retail) ($69.75 wholesale)

15ml Melaleuca ($25.33 retail) ($19 wholesale)

15ml Breathe ($26.66 retail) ($20 wholesale)

15ml Lavender ($28 retail) ($21 wholesale)

15ml Oregano ($32 retail) ($24 wholesale)

15ml OnGuard ($42.67 retail) ($32 wholesale)

15ml Digestzen ($41.33 retail) ($31 wholesale)

15ml Lemon ($13.33 retail) ($10 wholesale)

15ml Peppermint ($27.33 retail) ($20.50 wholesale)

5ml Deep Blue ($42.67 retail) ($32 wholesale)

Petal Diffuser ($66.67 retail) ($50 wholesale)

With the Promotion this month you get:

Another 5ml Deep Blue ($42.67 retail) ($32 wholesale)

Deep Blue Rub ($39 retail) ($29.25 wholesale)

15ml Wild Orange ($14 retail) ($10.50 wholesale)

And Because I believe that knowledge is power I will send to you the Modern Essentials Handbook ($16.88 retail) too!

So for $275 you get all these and in Total you Save : $311.54 Retail!!!!!   And $177.88 Wholesale SAVINGS!!!

WHAT A FANTASTIC MONTH OF SAVINGS!!!

The 15ml bottles have 250 drops and the 5ml bottles have 80 drops…Now for each application you only use about 2-3 drops.  And so long as you keep your oils in a cabinet they will last forever! Cool huh!

If you are looking for Natural remedies with NO Side affects, Let’s Talk.  This is a great example of a way to get started.  I recommend kits because they save you money.  I didn’t start off with a kit (because I just didn’t believe in how great these were) but I often kick myself because I paid the enrollment twice in that I bought this Home Essentials kit after I paid the enrollment ($35 membership) in order to start paying wholesale prices.  Essential oils are real!  Can’t wait till you see too.  I am obsessed and at the same time so thankful.

Wholesale is the way to go!  You save 25%.

Your welcome to go to my web page: mydoterra.com/teresakornahrens

There you can make your order; either retail or wholesale.  If you choose to do wholesale click on Join and then click wholesale and fill out the forms.  Easy peasy.  You are on the way to healthy living.

I love questions.  I really am obsessed.  Really because I have seen what these little bottles can do in our everyday lives…things such as asthma issues, allergies, anxiety, tummy issues (even indigestion/heartburn), skin care, you name it!   You’re welcome to message me.  I would love to talk to you.

 

Side note: essential oils are paired with our bodies natural ability to heal itself.  I say, give it the nutrients it needs and let your body do the rest!

Talk to you soon!  Can’t wait!

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Little couch change; Big results…

Old Microfiber couch

Old Microfiber couch

We recently sold our couch. We sold the couch on Sunday and bought a couch on Thursday.   Though it was Gavin’s Asthma and Allergy doctor who prompted the sell (which is part of the agreement to do all wipe-able surfaces)…we were sure glad to do so.  That couch was un-comfy, easily stained, and hard to clean.  Hehe.  Everytime you go to sit on it the cushions would come out from under us.  It was great for making forts though. ..which was a normal occurance as well as easy to do because the cushions were always on the ground and readily accessible.

We bought it about 6 years ago believing in the allure of microfiber and scotch guarding.  We were told that if we scotch guarded the couch then stains would easily come off.  Umm…easy for who?   Not us.  Or maybe they meant stains would easily attract to the couch.  Or that stains would easily show and stick around.  That’s what would happen.  Even water would stain the couch.  Yeah, Water!  All my Microfiber friends know what I am talking about.  hehe.

So, yes!  We were Happy to see it go.  No more cushions strewn on the floor.  No more scrubbing water off the couch with rubbing alcohol.  Or seriously scrubbing the little crumbs left behind by my little snacker.  No more pain in the neck while watching television due to the escaping cushions.  I think 6 years of aggravation was a good run at giving it a shot.

We had a certain amount set aside just for a couch purchase.  We were looking at places like Big Lots or RC Willey but didn’t find what we wanted.  My sister in law had been screening craigs for us and she saw a recent listing of a La-Z-Boy couch that reclines.  She has a reclining couch and I made mention that it sure would be nice to have one.   Oh, By the way, she is single handedly the best person I know to look up things on craigslist.  She has the ability to find things, buy them, and turn them around for profit.  All by just screening craigslist, buying, and cleaning up an item or altering it somehow to make it more appealing to buyers.  She can make money from the craziest things.  God gave her serious abilities.  Are there more people like this out there?  I don’t know anyone else.  So whenever I need serious items like a couch per say, she is definitely capable of finding a good deal.  She was on it, and gave me the information on this listing, which I loved the pictures of and I emailed quickly and here is the result:

Upgraded La-Z-Boy recliner couch and chair

Upgraded La-Z-Boy recliner couch and chair

I’d say she did a Fantastic job!

Coming from a Pest Control family, there are things you need to watch out for when buying from places like Craigslist…such as my biggest fear of all…bed bugs.  Thank the Lord I know a guy who knows a thing or two about it (i.e.. my husband).  My sister in law has a guy too as she married into the same family.  For those that don’t have the same connection…take a white napkin (or a few) and when buying couches, or furniture, rub along the seams with it.  If you see red…run.  Though it’s not fool proof…it’s a better option than none.

I personally don’t recommend buying used mattresses.  Or couches from a sketchy neighborhood, but to each their own.  We got lucky; this couch was from a Really nice house in a really nice area.  They were moving to another custom built house, didn’t want to take their “old” couch, all the while trying to put a little cash in their daughter’s pocket before she headed to Pharmacy school.  I think that was a Win-Win for both of us.

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Goodbye Honda; Goodbye Debt.

Happy Buyer...

Happy Buyer…

Today we just sold our Honda.  A couple of years back both myself and my husband took a Dave Ramsey class and have learned how to budget and live within our means.   Prior to the class we had been pretty much living on a paycheck that would fluctuate every month and to be honest we had no idea how to budget in a way that would cover monthly expenses.  So, we used our savings and then credit cards to take care of the lack when the paychecks were smaller.  My husband had a commission only job, at the time, and it was seasonal.  After taking the class we had to re-adjust and work a plan that would kick our debt in the gut.

We’re not perfect, by anyone’s standards, but the both of us have the same goal in the end.  We are definitely trying to attain the goal of being completely debt free.  That, to me, still sounds like a dream but the closer we get to taking down our debt the more I am seeing how possible it is.  Don’t get me wrong, we bought our house and are paying that off in, I believe a 30 year mortgage…but that’s not really what I am talking about.  When I think of debt, I think of credit cards or any personal loans we owe.

Slowly but surely we are chipping away at our credit card debt.  As soon as we would pay one card off we use that money to put towards our next card.  For example our Best buy card; though it had no interest we paid it off early so that we could use the money that we paid the Best buy card with and put it towards the next smallest debt.  That there is the Snow Ball effect.  It works…but at first it seems like a slow process.  Especially starting off.

We took this class a couple years back and with a new baby girl…new expenses came about and it became a slower process to pay down our debt.

We decided we wanted the Snow Ball to be faster and then decided to sell one of our vehicles.  Hence the selling of our Honda.  We have a Jeep and we are praying it lasts till after we are debt free.  We are believing that God will make sure it runs.  Knowing fully that He has the power to keep it running.  It’s a 2002 and has over 150,000 miles; so Yes, we are believing for a miracle. Hehe.  And Yes!  You are Most Welcome to pray with us.

After selling the Honda and using the money to pay off a credit card, we are not out of the woods yet…but we are definitely on the way to FREEDOM!  One day we will be done with borrowing and no longer a slave to the lender! (proverbs 22:7).

We are believing for a Blessed Year!  God will make it so! We are His kids and we know that He wants to bless our socks off!  Amen!

 

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Mail order Kid’s crafts….oh Yeah!

20150207_101152For Christmas Gavin got, from Grandma Sherry, a monthly subscription to Green Kids crafts.  Gavin loves helping get the mail and absolutely loved having a box say his name on it.  How fun for him and for me to see his eyes light up.  It’s a box that comes in the mail with 3 to 4 crafts that have the same theme.   Even within the 3 to 4 crafts there are more fun things to do.  Today it was “Safari Science.”  Along with the crafts and kid friendly experiments (hands on) there was so much information.  This kit of projects was about African habitats.

20150207_110635One project he did was the scratch board one where he drew some different African landscapes and placed animal stickers in the places that they live.  Come on,  who doesn’t love stickers?  This same project had another scratch board that he got to stencil camouflage patterns.  He had fun guessing which animal had those patterns.  There was also instructions on how to make your own scratch boards.

The second project was “Animal tracking.”  He got clay and two animal figurines in which he was able to roll out the clay and make animal tracks in it.  He then kept the tracks in the clay to later make them fossils.  This same project went over migration and animal footprints of various animals.  He used his stencils to paint animal track cards.  (Paint included in the kit).  They go on to show a lot of tracks for animals you’d see in Africa.

20150207_085258 The third project was the “quicksand experiment.”  There was instructions  to on how to make elephant toothpaste.  With the quicksand project, though, he got to use his figurines that came in the tracking project and place them in this goo he helped make with water and see them sink.  He loved putting his hands in the gunk too.  Boys love goo…and gunk! He had so much fun with it.  I mean he giggled so so so long.  I love that sound.   Laughter really is the best medicine!  I gotta say that these projects are good for any age.   Learning and playing isn’t a bad combination at all.

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