Spring Cleaning!

Under my sink you will find 10 bottles of method cleaners.. One for granite, one for glass, one for wood, one for steel, one for the bathroom, one for the shower, one for the toilet, one for the wood floors, one of the hard floors and of course one all-purpose because why make one cleaner for everything if you’re going to make oodles of other cleaners for very specific purposes or surfaces..


But this Spring there is change (and cinnamon!) in the air. In my monthly oil box, I am getting thieves cleaner! It is truly all-purpose. Thieves is a blend of 5 oils: Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Clove. All of which are amazing, all-natural, effective cleaner.


The synergistic effect of these oils is antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic! Plus they smell amazing. There are also some pretty cool Folklore stories about where the name Thieves® came from! While there are quite a few variations, but the basis of the story is surviving the plague. The story goes something  like this.. there were four thieves who used this recipe to steal from those who were dying from the plague. Once in prison for stealing from the homes of the dead, they were sentence to haul the plagued bodies piling up. One of the thieves had a mother who was an herbalist; she made an herbal vinegar the men used on a fabric handkerchief over their mouths and noses while they robbed the dead. She supplied more of the same as the thieves took on their assigned tasks. The men survived carting away dead and decaying bodies without catching the plague, and the magistrates took note. The magistrates offered them a deal: the thieves could hang for their crimes, or divulge their secret and go free. They gave up the recipe! The tale continues to say that many others used the herbal vinegar and survived. A wonderful story, you can read more here.


This year I won’t have to bring 5 cleaners to the bathroom. Bring on the Thieves.

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A New Journey: Young Living

Hi friends! I know it’s been so long since I have updated our life! Oh my gosh, so much has happened.

First off, WE PASSED THE BAR! Then we went to Europe (check out our travel blog to look back on our adventure!) for like three MONTHS. amazing. We got ENGAGED! and MARRIED! We are now back state-side, working in San Antonio, living our life. So you see why I haven’t had time to blog! Recap: Bar, Europe, Engagement, Jobs, Wedding. YAY!

So. Why am I back, making time for this update? Because I started down a long windy beautiful road known as OILS. Oh. My. Gosh. When Michael and I started dating he would try to get me to experiment with oils.. but at the time I was still all about that spaghettio’s and boxed wine life, he could barely drag me into a whole foods. I know, crazy to think about. #pinnacleofhealth but as time went on, he wore me down.. and I liked them, they smelled nice.. he was right, whatever. Plus, wine in a bottle is the way to go.

Fast forward to present day! Connoisseur of whole foods, red wine, and anything outdoorsy. A few months ago (probably  longer) my beautiful sorority sisters started posting about oils. How they clean with them, how much they’ve helped their health.. you get the idea. Of course, always obstinate, I rolled my eyes at them.. lavender and eucalyptus oils smelled nice and peppermint oil was a nice way to make a cold compress, but I didn’t need whatever they were peddling.

After arguing that my whole foods oils were the best out there, I decided to compare. Boy, was I wrong. I finally gave in and drank the kool-aid in January. New year, new me? Well, maybe same old me but a balanced, healthier, happier, well-rested version. Soo side-hustle = oils. Because if I need them, you need them. (clearly none of us need spaghettio’s.. unless you want some.. I’ll share with you..)

Anyways, spaghettio’s are neither here nor there.. I am so excited to go down this oily road and share my life with you again!