5 Ways I Used My Essential Oils Last Week (plus a Special Offer!)

September 30, 2014 AT 8:29 am Leave a Comment



Essential Oils have become a big part of my life.  It surprises me actually.

I would have never considered myself an “oily” person. 

But I really want to try and make the best choices for my health and my family’s health.

I know I am doing that when I use Essential Oils.


Every now and then, I want to share with you practical, everyday uses of essential oils.


Last week, here are FIVE WAYS I used my Young Living essential oils:


1. I used THIEVES on an infection on Adam’s arm. Healed overnight.

2. Used LEMON to

get paint off my kitchen table.

3. I used PEPPERMINT for a sinus headache I had.

4. I left a load of clothes in the washing machine and they soured. I used two drops of PURIFICATION in the wash and ran the rinse cycle. Stink gone!

5. I burned my forehead with my curling iron while curling my bangs. Applied LAVENDER. Pain relieved.



I shared pictures of Adam’s arm on my facebook page, and it got quite a lot of interest.


Here is what I shared:


So the school nurse called me Friday afternoon and told me that Adam had an infected cut on his arm. She said it had all of the signs of an infection: Pain, swelling, hot to touch, and the swollen part was really hard. She said I should probably take him to a doctor to get some antibiotic cream or something. When he got home from school, we applied Thieves essential oil (Young Living) directly to the infected area every two hours and before he went to bed. The next morning, his arm looked great! No pain, swelling was gone, wasn’t hot any more, and wasn’t hard. Loved that I saved money by not going to the doctor, and that I was able to help his arm with something natural and safe for him.


Now, let me make it clear, if I saw an urgent need to take Adam to the doctor, I would have totally done it.  I am NOT against going to the doctor!  I love my kids’ pediatrician, and will go there when needed. But I knew that I wanted to try a natural solution first. 


Adam and I were both amazed at how quickly Thieves worked on his infection. 


See why I love my oils?!


I got a TON of people from Facebook asking me for more information about essential oils.


If you would like me to send you more information, please email me at [email protected].


And since it is the last day of the month, I decided to offer a ONE DAY ONLY SPECIAL!


Today ONLY, if you sign up with

Young Living by purchasing a

Premium Starter Kit,

with my member number #1520977,

you will get a

FREE $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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You can sign up HERE.



Sometimes, people get confused with the sign up process, but don’t let it stop you.  PLEASE email me if you have questions!


I promise, you are not signing your life away or signing up to some type of monthly commitment.


(I am not a “sales” type of girl.  If you have read my blog long enough, you would know that.  But I just love these oils, and I know you will too!  I feel honored to share them with you.)


Young Living is the coolest company to work with!  Be sure to sign up as a Wholesale Distributor so you can get a 24% discount on all future purchases.  You do NOT have to make monthly purchases, just spend 50 PV (which is about $50 dollars) a YEAR to remain a wholesale distributor and get the 24% discount.  Yes, I said A YEAR!! 


And if you purchase a Premium Starter Kit, you have already met your 50 PV for the entire year!

 When you sign up, it will ask you if you want to join Essential Rewards.  I think this is the part that trips people up.  You do NOT have to sign up for Essential Rewards, but you may want to in the future if you love the oils and find yourself purchasing them each month.  But you can think about that later. :)

So seriously, email me today with any questions you have.  I will get back to you asap! 


Have a wonderful day, friends!!


Favorite Pins Friday!

September 26, 2014 AT 6:47 pm 8 Comments


Hey sweet friends!

I hope you have had a good week. Smile


Can I just thank you for reading my blog each day and for being such faithful followers?!


You guys are the best!! I truly love traveling this crazy “blog” road with you! 


I am super excited about this weekend because we are going to the Corn Maze tomorrow.  We will enjoy getting lost in the maze and taking a hay ride.  Then we will go back to Dad and Janet’s to roast hot dogs and s’mores and watch UK football.


Does it get any better than that?!!! Smile


THEN, on Sunday, my sweet little Eli is getting baptized!  What a JOYOUS day that will be! 


It is such a blessing to know that I get to spend eternity with all of my children and husband.  I praise God for the gift of salvation!


I hope that you are able to enjoy some wonderful fall weather this weekend, or spend some time with loved ones.  It’s those little things in life that make it so incredibly precious.


Oh yeah!  I forgot to announce winners of my two most recent giveaways.  (sorry.  Sad smile)


The winners of the TWO Nesting Place Book giveaway are:


Jeniffer and Kirstin B.  (I have emailed both of you!)


The winner of the Two Fern Prints from Birch Lane is:


Michelle (I emailed you today!)  Smile



Here are my favorite pins from Pinterest this week!




lovely etc fall home tour






cement vanity #loo #bathroom #powderroom












Calendar Wall Art and Chalkboard Dresser
















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Tips to make an old home feel new






Earthy & Neutral Living Room. I love the pops of yellow and green, as well as the various textures! #dream living room


















Have a blessed weekend!


Hot Trend Alert: Decorating with Copper!

September 24, 2014 AT 7:53 am 2 Comments

Happy Hump Day, friends!

I was so excited to see Bre’s guest post this month because I am LOVING this hot new trend….Copper!  Thank you, Bre!


Decorating with Copper

via : Lonny

Fall is in the air, and one metallic that is hot on the trend right now is Copper. And fall time is no excuse to leave it out. In fact it’s the perfect time to incorporate a little copper into your decor.

Decorating with Copper

via : Lane


Bringing in copper accessories is a great way to try out a new hue, without committing your whole house to a new style. A little here, a little there, sometimes even bringing in one piece just to test the waters is enough for you to decide.

Decorating with Copper

via : Etsy

Decorating with Copper

via : Dot & Bo




Decorating with Copper

via : Etsy


Even if copper isn’t for you, I love it for fall because of the warmth it adds to any space, and you can easily swap decor items out for the new season without having to commit to something for a whole year. H&M has some fantastic copper items right now, at a price anyone can afford, and to get you in the mood a little more, I put together a mood board all with items found in their stores.

Decorating with Copper (and Wood)


I love decorating with wood tones all throughout the year, and pairing it with warm copper is the perfect fall duo. How about you? 

Do you have any copper accents yet, or is this metallic new for you?


Happy Fall Decorating!


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Fall Home Tour

September 22, 2014 AT 10:04 pm 11 Comments


Hello from Kentucky!  If you are on the Blogger Stylin’ Fall Home Tours….WELCOME!! fall home tour


Some of you may be visiting from the previous stop, Julie Blanner, Cordinately Yours. It’s so fun to meet you!!


(And if you just follow my blog and are reading today’s post, be sure to jump back to Julie’s blog.  It is amazing, and you will thank me later!)




Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year!  The beautiful colors of Fall just melt my heart.



I have so many great memories of this time of year.  Fall in Kentucky is spectacular!  The leaves on the trees turn the most brilliant colors you’ve ever seen.

I am always in awe of the process!  I think, “God could have just had the green leaves on the tree fall off and the trees be bare during the winter.”


But NO!  He puts on a show in the fall!  Oranges, Reds, Yellows, and more!  It takes my breath away.




That’s why I added some fall foliage to my mantle to enjoy.

I like to use natural elements to decorate my house.  They are beautiful (and cheap!)  Smile



I’m in love with little white pumpkins this year.



I also love lots of throws and pillows in the fall.  I usually have a throw on every chair in our den!  Nothing better than cozy-ing up with a blanket on the couch!




And mums!  Oh my goodness…MUMS!  The vibrant colors of mums are another reason I love fall!




These little white mums looks so sweet tucked in this wooden flower box.




I usually don’t decorate for fall in my bedroom, mostly in my den and front porch, but I decided to add some pops of orange in our master bedroom this year.







What I like about our neutral bedroom is that it can easily change with the seasons.  Right now, I have added pops of orange to my room.



For Christmas, I will add pops of red and green.  Easy!





But for now, I am enjoying my Fall bedroom!  Smile

Thank you for stopping by!  Come back soon!

Next up on the tour is Julia from Cuckoo4Design!




Favorite Pins Friday!

September 19, 2014 AT 10:30 am 1 Comment

Happy Friday, y’all!

I am so excited about this weekend!

First, my blog buddies, Myra and Jen, are coming to Lexington tonight to teach an Essential Oils 101 class!

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This pictures was taken at the Relevant (now Allume) conference about 4 or 5 years ago!  Love these girls!!  They are going to kill me for posting this picture.  Smile



This is the first oily class that my sister and I have hosted, so I am so excited to learn from Myra!


You can still come if you want to!  Come on, it will be fun!!!  Click here for more details: 



I am also going to try and do some fall decorating around the house this weekend for my fall tour post next week.  I don’t go overboard at all with my decorating, but I do like to add touches of the season.


Plus, it get’s me in the mood to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte and kettle corn.  Smile



Now here are my favorite pins from the week!












Love the nightstand






My Sweet Savannah






Fall Home Tour!












House of Turquoise: Amy Tyndall Design











Computer desk into organized craft cabinet | Sawdust2Stitches on Remodelaholic.com #craftroom #storage #makeover







FALL HOUSE TOUR-FOYER -stonegableblog.com






Living room update





Have a blessed day!!!



Adding Fall Touches to the Master Bedroom (GIVEAWAY)

September 15, 2014 AT 10:23 am 128 Comments


Hey friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

We are enjoying the most perfect fall weather here in Kentucky, and I love that I have had to pull out my light jacket in the morning and evenings. 

I am a sweatshirt kind of girl, and I cannot wait to snuggle up in them all fall.

I’ve been trying to add some touches of fall around the house because I love doing so, (and because I am participating a in a fall home tour next week.)

I always like participating in the home tours because it helps me get my bootie in gear for each season.  Smile

I’m going to give you a sneak peek of some of the decorating I have done in my master bedroom.


fern framed prints from Birch Lane

I got these two fern framed prints from Birch lane, and I absolutely love them!

fern framed prints from birch lane

And guess what?!!!  One lucky Beneath My Heart reader is going to win a set of these too!!!

fern framed print from birch lane

They are the perfect size print and look great when paired together or apart.

Birch Lane Fern Framed Print I

What I love about these prints is that they look great with my fall décor, but can stay up all year round.  I think you will be seeing these prints a lot in future posts on my blog.  Winking smile


Be sure to check out all of the other beautiful new arrivals at Birch Lane.  You might find even more items that you’ve “gotta have.”

Now for the giveaway!


You can enter to win through rafflecopter…

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I will announce the winner next Monday!  Good Luck!

*This post was sponsored by Birch Lane.  All opinions are 100% mine.





Favorite Fall Vignettes!

September 11, 2014 AT 9:00 am 9 Comments

Y’all, it is getting cold and crisp here in Kentucky, and I am beyond excited!!!

Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year!

I was taking a walk two nights ago, and there was a full moon, and the air was so cool and crisp, and I felt this joy bubbling up inside of me.  The kind of joy that makes you want to scream at the top of your lungs, “Thank you, Lord, for these blessings!!”

I literally smiled.  Out there on the road.  All by myself.  It was glorious.  


I love pumpkins, hot apple cider, sweaters, extra blankets, colorful leaves, hayrides, bonfires, s’mores, pumpkin desserts, and more!

It is especially fun to bring some of the beautiful colors of fall into our home as well.  Next week, I am participating in a FALL Home Tour, so I have been trying to add some touches to my own home. 

There is a ton of beautiful inspiration on Pinterest, and around the web that I wanted to share with you today. 


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Bedside Table Makeover

September 4, 2014 AT 8:03 pm 36 Comments


Bedside Table Makeover

I am so excited to finally have completed this makeover on my bedside table!

This piece of furniture used to be my mom’s, and it has sat beside our bed in our master bedroom for over a year now.


However, I have never liked this piece of furniture because it just really isn’t my style.  I’m not a “cherry furniture” kind of gal.  Smile

Now, I know that some of you are, and a lot of you are going to think I am cray-cray for painting it.  But I know if my mom was still living, she would say, “Honey, if you would like it better painted, then paint it!!”

So I did!

Mainly because of this inspiration picture from Pinterest…

traditional bedroom by Tom Stringer Design Partners


This picture makes my heart skip a beat every time I see it!

Here is what the piece of furniture looked like before I started painting…



First, I removed all of the hardware with a screwdriver.


Then I applied a layer of KILZ primer with a sponge roller.


After the primer dried, I applied a coat of my favorite white paint at Lowe’s.  It is the same paint that I used on my kitchen cabinets.


It’s extremely durable and dries to a hard finish.  I used a paint brush for the curvy parts of the furniture and a sponge roller for the smooth parts.


I applied two coats of paint on top of the primer, then I let it dry really good.

The furniture was really finished at this point, but I wanted the table to have a little bit of a shine to it, so I added some wipe-on poly.

Bedside Table Makeover

Then when it was dry, I added some hardware from Hobby Lobby to the drawers.

The hardware only called for one hole in the middle, so I drilled new holes with my drill and then attached the hardware.


I already love this piece of furniture so much more!

Bedside Table Makeover

And truthfully, I know that my mom would too!  She would be so happy to know that I am loving and enjoying her piece of furniture.

This corner of our room used to look dark and dingy.  Now it looks like and airy!  Yay!

bedside table makeover
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The Nesting Place Book Giveaway

September 4, 2014 AT 8:30 am 107 Comments

It is hard for me to believe that I have been blogging for almost 6 years!

I went to my very first blog conference, Blissdom, in February 2010.  My sister went with me, and I was purely there to star-gaze.  Yep.  I was a bonified blog stalker.

I seriously remember peeking around corners trying to find my favorite bloggers and saying, “Is that _____?!!!!” in disbelief!

Cyndi didn’t attend the conference, but hung out in the Opryland Hotel with me.  I would go back to our room and excitedly tell her all of the bloggers that I spotted, and some I even talked to!

One of those bloggers was Nester from The Nesting Place.  She was the coolest blogger of them all because she didn’t even use her real name!  We all called her Nester.   It doesn’t get any cooler or mysterious than that, right?!  I was wishing I could come up with some other name for me, but the “Beneather” just didn’t have the same ring to it.  (insert sad face)


Here I am with Melissa from The Inspired Room (another one of my favorite bloggers) and Nester from The Nesting Place

Nester has recently shared her real name, Myquillyn, on her blog, but I still like to call her Nester.  :)  And I know why she and her blog are loved by so many….it’s because it is real and relatable. 

Nester is known for this quote, which is probably one of my most favorite….



The Nesting Place book giveaway at beneathmyheart.net

I cannot tell you how many times I have said that!  Especially when decorating my house.  

Nester is great at seeing beauty in all things, even the messy, imperfect parts of our lives.  Truthfully, she celebrates it!  As we all should.  

It is something we need to be reminded of daily.  Thankfully, Nester recently published a book about it for all of us to enjoy.  Not only is it full of great stories and inspiration, but it also looks A. MA. ZING. on a coffee table.  




The Nesting Place Book Giveaway at beneathmyheart.net

I have LOVED this book, and I know you will too!

Today, I am giving away TWO of these books to

TWO lucky Beneath My Heart readers!  YAY!!

All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below.

This giveaway will end in one week.  Good Luck!

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Building a Strong Foundation

September 3, 2014 AT 7:50 am 21 Comments


This was one of my mom’s favorite Bible verses.



One thing I know for sure is that life is not about a pretty home and fabulous décor.

It is so much more.

Life is about Jesus.

Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

I’ve known it all my life. I am so grateful for a mom and dad that taught me about the love of Jesus.

But never have I experienced that love more than when my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer five years ago this month. Her faith in Jesus left me speechless. Her witness for the Lord touched my heart more than anything I have ever known.


Mom only lived 7 weeks after her diagnosis.

It was the hardest thing I have ever gone through.

But I am so grateful for how her death opened my eyes to so much more.

You see, my mom loved her home. She loved to decorate it. She loved thrifting, sewing, painting, and more. I got my DIY skills from her. Smile

But when Mom passed away, her home stayed here. The pictures were still on the walls of her home. Dishes were still in the cabinets. Pillows still on the couch and sheets still on the bed.

She couldn’t take any of those things with her. Her faith in Jesus was all that she needed.

Only our faith in Jesus is what truly matters when we come to the end of our lives.

I love the scripture about the wise man who built his house upon the rock and the foolish man who built his house upon the sand.



Here’s what Jesus himself said:

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

My husband and I want to be like the wise man who built his house upon the rock, Jesus Christ. So when the trials and struggles of this life hit us hard, we can remain standing.

I witnessed first hand how solid that rock is as I watched my mom stand strong on it during her last days on earth.




We do not want to be like the foolish man who built his house on the sand. The sand represents the temporary things of earth and the lies that the world tells us. The things that do not last.

And when the storms of life come our way, just like a house built on sand, we will crumble.



So how do we build our lives on a solid foundation?

By hearing God’s word and putting it into practice.

I’m not an expert at being a Christian, and I will never claim that I am. Honestly, a lot of the time I stink at it.

But I’m trying.

I am trying to lead my children to know the love of Jesus.

I do not have any perfect steps to take, but just practical things we do in our home to build that solid foundation.

1. We read God’s word.

I have bought my boys little devotional books (specifically for boys) to read at night before they go to bed. It allows them to read God’s word and apply it to their lives.

2. We attend church and participate in worship.

I have such great memories of going to church as a child. Going to church helped me as a child to build a strong foundation on which to stand. If you are not attending a church regularly, I would like to encourage you to find a place where you can worship.

3. We Pray.

This is an area that I can definitely improve on. I’ve been feeling the need to pray together as a family more often. More than just blessing the food or praying before bed. Prayer is more powerful than we could ever imagine. It’s an unlimited source of God’s power that we so often do not tap into. I am working on praying more. For me, I like to write my prayers down in a journal. It helps me to stay focused as I pray, and it allows me to see all the ways God answers my prayers. But I want to pray more with my children. Pray for children in their classes, for loved ones who are sick, for decisions they need to make, etc. It is so important for parents to pray with their children.

4. We praise Him through music.

Whenever riding in the car, we listen to KLOVE. It is such a wonderful radio station. I love when I hear the boys singing Christian music at the top of their lungs. And so many songs are full of scripture which my boys are memorizing without even knowing it. Smile

5. We talk about Jesus and how his love makes a difference in our everyday lives.

I think it is so important to take time during the day to talk about Jesus and His love with our children. When the boys tell me about a kid at school who is really mean, we talk about how Jesus wants us to act toward that child. How would he want us to love that child?

Or when one of the boys is scared about something, we talk about how God is always with us and how He is watching over us.

God isn’t someone we should talk about only on Sundays. He is an everyday God.

Deuteronomy 6:4–7

4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Like I said, I know I don’t have all the answers, but I do have Jesus and His love.

He is our sure foundation.

A foundation that will remain standing no matter what trials come its way.

And believe me, they will come!

Building your life on the foundation of Jesus Christ does NOT mean that you will never have trouble or hardships.

It’s quite the contrary.

But building your life on the foundation of Jesus Christ DOES mean that you will be able to stand strong through those troubles or hardships. God can even create beauty out of it all.

My prayer for you and me is that we will keep our eyes focused on Christ and that we will strive to build our lives on His word.


Have a Blessed Day!


*This was a re-post of a guest post I wrote three years ago for Ms Hines’ Class.


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