Friday, May 13, 2016

Essential Living // Allergy Bomb Blend.

I don't know about you, but during the spring and summer the kids and I are usually plagued with allergies. Itchy eyes, sneezing, runny noses, the works. A few years ago when I started using essential oils I stumbled across this really great oil blend specifically for allergies and it has been our go-to ever since. I usually mix my oils and carrier into a cute little roller bottle that I can throw in my bag and whip it out at the first sign of a sneeze! It's such an easy homemade remedy and I swear by it!

3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 tbs carrier oil of your choice (we used jojoba)

A little rub behind the ears and the same blend diffused in the house (and car) makes everyone feel better in no time!
Let me know if you've tried this blend or if you plan to, I'd love to hear how it worked for you.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Little Bits No. 5

O boy, it's been awhile since I updated here! Spring is in full bloom and so is my belly. We are so excited to have a little one on the way and now that i'm in my second trimester I breathe a little easier and feel a little better everyday. We've been taking full advantage of open windows and longer days, getting our school in early so we can spend the afternoon playing outside or doing craft projects. This week: making natural dye and decorating Easter eggs! It's starting to sink in that our days are numbered as a family of four so i'm really enjoying all of these yummy moments with the big kids!

1. Tangram dominoes!
2. Afternoon naps are sweeter with this guy.
3. One healthy baby, due September 22, 2016!
4. The littles are so excited to meet the new baby, they are already putting bets on the gender!
5. Mr. Mess Maker.
6. Spring is the best because...floral print everything!
7. Our basket full of onion and turmeric dyed Easter eggs, ready for this weekends festivities.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.” 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIP // Onondaga & Meramec Caverns.

A few weeks ago we took the little ones on a super secret homeschool field trip. We have been learning about different land-formations in our science class and wanted to plan a little weekend getaway so the kids could experience how amazing the earth is first hand. Caves had been a popular topic though the week and Missouri is a cave state so we took full advantage and headed down to the Meramec River for a weekend of learning and outdoor adventures. The kids had no idea where we were heading and that made for a car ride full of very imaginative guesses! When we finally arrived and our destination was revealed they were so excited to start exploring. We took two cave tours, panned for crystals and minerals, explored a few state parks, and enjoyed a night in a hotel room. I think the kids were more excited about our hotel stay than learning about cave formations but at least they had fun! When we came home we set up a cave corner that the little ones filled with cave drawings, dioramas, a grow your own stalactite experiment, and a bunch of cave vocabulary sight words! It was fun bringing a little cave atmosphere to our home classroom and making our lesson very hands-on.  All in all, it was such a great experience and I'm excited to see where our next homeschool field trip takes us!