Friday, November 30, 2012

The BEST on my LIST!

I thought that I would share the few things that I got my Family for Christmas this year. My favorite item for each and where and for what price. You let me know if you could find it cheaper, Good Luck!

The HUSBAND: Okay I couldn't just share one because I was so excited about them both. I got him a copy of Heroes Proved by Oliver North. He's been interested in it for sometime and now he might be able to have time to read it. Purchased on Amazon for $17.05.

 The second one is a Wally Bags 45 Extra Capacity Garment Bag w Two Pockets - Black. He travels some and wanted something better then the MLB bag for his suits. Purchased on eBags for $51.19.

The DAUGHTER: Now she was hard to buy for this year but I did finally decide on a Karaoke machine. It was a bit over the top but I liked that it had two mic plug-ins and it came with songs. Found it at Toys R' Us for $59.99.

 #1 SON: All year long he has asked for Armor.  I really didn't want to give him armor! For his birthday he got an angry bird pillow and he plays the game ALL the time. When he's done cleaning his room or doing his homework that is his reward. So I thought he might like this Angry Bird Game. He seems to like to destroy things:) Bought it on Amazon for $13.49.

Last but not least #2 SON: Now he was hard to get a good answer out of when asked, "what do you want for Christmas?"  The promptings from his older siblings seems to echo around the table. The one thing that he has finally, consistently stuck with is a train. Fisher Price Steam N' Speed RC Thomas seemed like the best fit. Bought at Toys R' Us for $29.99. 

So let me know if YOU can find a better price or a better gift since I did struggle with some of these. Or even let me know if these are some of the same under your Christmas Tree. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

XBOX Giveaway

I am so pumped up for this giveaway!! This would be an awesome way to start Christmas morning off. Everyone would be moving and groov'en and it would defiantly be a Christmas to remember. Will you be the life of the PARTY? Enter to WIN and enjoy these holiday memories.

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Reindeer Poop WHAT?

Now we all have that one person that is so hard to shop for!! Well I have found that perfest gift for you. Everyone will be wanting Reindeer Poop for Christmas! When you WIN who will you give it to? Make sure to enter often to ensure that your gift will always be remembered.

Countrytrail Candles has created a VERY fun new candle for the is called:
Yes...Reindeer Poop...but don't worry it's aroma is creamy milk chocolate!
Attached to every 16 oz candle is this funny poem (wouldn't this make a great gift?)

I can think of 15 people off the top of my head that would 
laugh hysterically if I gave them this candle & poem! 

Karen, at Countrytrail Soy Candles, has offered to give 3 lucky winners a holiday prize pack! 
It includes: 1 Reindeer Poop Candle & poem, 1 Spiced Cranberry Candle, 1 Wick Dipper! A special thanks to Karen at Countrytrail Soy candles for hosting this giveaway, to Give oh Giveaway for organizing it and to the awesome bloggers who are sharing it with YOU! This should be a fun giveaway but first a quick review of the sponsor's candles:

You read my reviews about products all the time, so today I thought it would be fun to share some reviews from a couple of the winners that won the last Countrytrail Candle Giveaway! Here is what they had to say:

Another Giveaway? I hope I win again!.....I love the candles! After only being lit for about 5 minutes, the whole room smells amazing! Candles burn evenly and the wick dipper is an awesome little tool instead of having to deal with the smoke....and it smells AWESOME! ~E.L-from Alabama

I expected a good smelling candle and got an amazing smelling one. The scents are wonderful and make my house smell amazing, I received the Ms. Claus' Crib and it smells like homemade cookies. The winners of the new giveaway will be pleased with their prizes for sure!~M.H.-from Michigan

As my blog buddy from from Celebrate Woman Today said perfectly in her Countrytrail Candle review, "No gimmicks just PURE scent!" Countrytrail Candles really go above and beyond in their customer service! Come enter to win by entering on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US only and will end on 12/1 at 11:59 pm EST. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CollageIT Pro Review

Today we are giving the gift of cards or a family newsletter which ever you enjoy more.. I love homemade, personal items at this time of year. And this product is what you need. CollageIT from Pearl Mountain Technologies makes this gift a snap. My favorite thing is that it is VERY easy to navigate. Some programs are hard to find your way around. Pearl Mountain Technologies has produced a wonderful product.  

CollageIT is an automatic and easy to use app that helps people create eye-catching photo collages in no time on Mac OS X & Windows. It excels with its ease of use and hugely reduces manual work. CollageIT Pro is a TOP 10 Photography APP on App Store! 
  • Simply add your photos to your collage; using “Random Layout” to generate layout automatically and customize collage; then export and share your collage.
  • Various kinds of Layout; and diverse templates.
  • Easily personalize collage by cropping, adjusting photo numberphoto space, page marginrotationsparse, and so on. Decorate collage with photo border and shadow.
  • Save collage as an image file; set as desktop wallpaper; share through Email; or print it out instantly.  
  • Free for personal use with no trial periods or ads.
I could spend hours making so many designs! It's just fun to play with all the options here. You will use this product year round and it is easy enough for you kids to make their own for science projects, history reports, or just a sleep over.
 Leave a comment and let me know if you would like a chance to WIN a copy of CollageIT Pro.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Rachel and the TreeSchoolers

Oh my, I think Santa will be delivering this full video set to my house. My blogger friend was so jealous that I got this to review because she loved Rachel from her previous work. And needless to day  I was just amazed. All three of my children, ages 7-3, stared! They loved the characters and since my oldest is scared of lighting and thunder it was perfect.  Well I figured that if my kids loved it so much then lets try it on others. So I took it with me to visit family.

My sister-in-law majored in sign language and I thought she would be a wonderful help in letting me know about the signing and age appropriate signing. And so we watched. My oldest (age7) watched for a couple minutes and then left but she HAD watched it several times before. I had 2 two year old  1 three year old, and 1 five year old. The two year old's did well. There was enough change in the show that they watched good for about 15 minutes. The other two watched the whole time. It was great they would get up and dance. They were concerned that Abacus Finch was scared. This program is wonderful. My sister-in-law had recognized Rachel from her Signing Time series. She said that, "everything was right on. The signs were easy and the songs that incorporated them were great." She did mention that she would have liked a little more review of the signs. One of my sisters said the itsy bitsy spider song was her favorite and would be purchasing the DVD for her two boys. This DVD set comes with the DVD and a song disc. For preschool fun it would be a great thing to get the kids involved in learning and moving their bodies at the same time. I do believe that the kids had a great time learning about Thunder and Lightening and getting to know the TreeSchoolers but here's a video for you to decide for yourself.
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers are here to stay! At least in my house!
 How about yours?
If you would like to try it out before purchase please feel free to try this free activity guide. 
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Gift Ideas

The quickest way to know a woman 
is to go shopping with her. 
Marcelene Cox

Let's go shopping:) With the Christmas season coming closer I thought I would focus this week on Shopping for those perfect gifts. Letting you know about deals or the one stop shopping or the don't even think about getting that gift it was so not worth it! Let me know if something helps or if you find something better because there is no one out there that couldn't use a good deal!! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cozy Fireplace Giveaway

Welcome to the Have Yourself a Cozy Little Christmas Event, brought to you by Cheap Is The *New* Classy. This event will end on December 18th and one very lucky individual will win an awesome Classic Flame Phoenix Fireplace in Burnished Walnut to keep you cozy this Christmas. But you can't win if you don't enter! Be sure to come back daily for extra entries! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker Giveaway

Mom Powered Media brings you a Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker Giveaway! {$179 RV}

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A BIG thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Mom to Bed by 8| Powered by Mom| Real Mom Reviews| Baby Costcutters| Capris Coupons The pressure is on with a Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker that is! It's the perfect time of year to start cooking with a pressure cooker. Oh the wonderful things you can make that are healthy and tasty with a Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker!

About the Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker

The Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker line is Fagor’s premiere pressure cooker made of elegant made in Spain 18/10 Stainless Steel and designed with a larger diffuser bottom for higher cooking efficiency. It includes easy to use pressure indicator with distinct positions – the 1st – indicates LOW pressure (8 psi) and the 2nd indicates HIGH pressure (15 psi).

I have heard about pressure cookers!! These things are amazing. They cook potatoes in seven minutes. NO WAY!! Everyone could use this to help make breakfast, lunch, and dinner easier. I have five sister and I believe everyone of them has this on their list!! You should WIN this one and then cross it off your list. There is so much you can do. You can make your side dishes, main dishes and even desserts in the Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker! Here are just a few of the wonderful recipes you can make with the Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker in less time it would take to make them without this wonderful product! More recipes are available from the Fagor site HERE
The Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker can help you create so many healthy and tasty meals you'll have a hard time deciding what to cook first! To find out how easy it is use go and read Powered by Mom's review on the Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker HERE
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The Good Lord Blessings

Today I am so very grateful for my Heavenly Father and all he has blessed me with. I was born and raised by wonderful parents in a great home. I was able and willing to gain my education and then meet my husband. My husband and I have three beautiful healthy children. We live in a wonderful home, with a good job and food in our belly. I have many, many, many more blessing of great friends, a working car and very many more. Reflect on your blessings and see how many your Lord has blessed you with. I wish you the best on this wonderful Thanksgiving day! Now get off the computer and get back to your family:) 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Good Hard Working Man.

Today I am very grateful for my loving Husband.  He works so hard to provide for us. I am amazed of the things he deals with at work and then comes home and deals with the noise of the kids and still at the end of the day he says he doesn't do enough!! So to my sweetheart, my everything, Thank You so much for giving me everything I'm grateful for. Even if I complain sometimes:) LOVE YOU!!
Who are you grateful for today?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snuggle Time

I was found in my bed this morning at 4 by the snuggle monster.  Yes, my two year old came up to snuggle with me. Most of the time if he gets up then he is ready to play but this morning I was lucky to get SNUGGLE TIME!! As any parent would say I miss the snuggles the most when their kids grow up and I am one that does! My little guy is so busy running around and playing that I miss out a lot on the snuggles I used to get so even though it was 4 a.m. I was still grateful for the time I was able to have with my son snuggling this morning! How about you? Was there someone today that helped brighten your smile or feel happier today? Leave a comment and let us know who your grateful for:)

Black Friday Winners!!!

We have winners!! I love when we find out who has won. The 4 Winners of the $50 Gift Cards have been chosen, verified, and emailed! Are you one of the winners?!
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    Jason Longwith, Al Fitch, Ann Drury, & Karen Cain

 Happy Shopping to EVERYONE!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Alarm Clock

I am so grateful from my alarm clock this morning:) I was sleeping so soundly that I didn't even hear my husband leave.  He normally takes the kids to school and so my mornings aren't as crazy but today he needed to get into the office early. So I woke up with my wonderful alarm and was very grateful because I apparently pushed snooze a couple times already and was twenty minutes behind schedule. Behind schedule is always better then LATE!!! I got the kids to school on time and even some laundry started. So for this lovely morning I am so very grateful for that annoying little alarm clock that rips me from my peaceful slumber! What are you grateful for this morning?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Finding way's to be THANKFUL!

Happy Thanksgiving!
 I know, I know it's not until Thursday but all this week I wanted to find things we are all thankful/grateful for.  So each day I will post something that I have found in my life that I need to be more thankful for and explain why. It might be the roof over our heads or my husbands job or even the availability and convenience of sting cheese. Whatever it might be I would love you to comment on what you feel you need to be thankful for.  I leave you with a thought from a wonderful writer William Shakespeare:
"Small cheer and great welcome 
makes a merry feast."

Friday, November 16, 2012

Guess what I have Coming for YOU!!!!

Coachlicious Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: Coach Madison Op Art Sateen Handbag
Event dates: 12/17 - 12/31
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Holiday Crazy " I Forgot"

If you are one of these I think you ARE truly crazy. You seem to enjoy the crowds and the crazy shopping. You enjoy everything until you realize that it's Christmas Eve and you still have gifts to buy and your suppose to be at the Cranford's party in ten minutes. To avoid this adrenaline rush I suggest that you plan your days to go shopping. Make sure you plan three or four days that you specifically go shopping. Doing this will help you know when your last day to shop is and how many gifts you still need. You could even specify who you are shopping for. Saturday, December 8th I am shopping for Mema, Lucy, and Ben. If you divide your list then you can focus a little more on the gifts you are looking for. But if your shopping and see something great for Aunt Sue then get it, you don't have to just buy for your list. The list is there just to help your mind focus a little more. And as I have said before write the people you need to buy for and the gifts you have bought for them. Here are a few you can choose from  It is always easier to look at a list then get out all the presents and say this is for Joe, this is for Katie. Enjoy the shopping and the lights and sounds just schedule your shopping days and the holiday season will go a little smoother and you can make it to the Cranford's on TIME.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

KiddyUSA Stroller Giveaway

Lets Go Strolling this Holiday Season!  How you may ask? Well with a NEW KiddyUSA Stroller that you WON! Now that's a great start to the Holidays.

The Blogging Mamas Network and KiddyUSA have come together to bring you a great giveaway for the brand new KiddyUSA City 'n Move Stroller
This stroller is the perfect companion - it's Lightweight {at only 21 lbs}, Comfortable for Mom/Dad and Child, and Maneuvers Easily.
The Kiddy brand, based in Germany, is synonymous with innovation and style when it comes to children's car seats and strollers and now the brand has launched in the US. 
The KiddyUSA City 'n Move comes in 7 fantastic colors {Winner will choose their Favorite!} and accommodates children 6 months to 55 pounds! 
To see even more of the City 'n Move Stroller, including detailed pictures and favorite features, read the KiddyUSA City 'n Move Stroller Review by Lindsey from So Easy Being Green.
The KiddyUSA City 'n Move Stroller is available at a variety of retailers.  The City 'n Move retails for $219.99 and will be available on Amazon very soon!


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Holiday Crazy "Hit or Miss"

If you are in this category then your lucky. The Holidays never get you early and in the end you're pretty happy with how things worked out. BUT things can get a little crazy if you get to relaxed. Remembering who you have bought things for is a BIG deal. By keeping a simple list you can keep things straight. Make sure that you put that list in the box with the gifts or write on tape and place that on the gift. This way you know who you have and haven't bought for. Here are some great Christmas organizing pages.   Also get the decorations up early. Try to focus on getting them up and enjoying them rather then fighting to get them up on the 20th and then taking them down a week later.  You will be able to focus on Gift buying with this out of the way.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Shop Til You Drop Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway

Are you a deal seeker??? Are you prepping for Black Friday? Scouting out the local shops for Small Businesses Saturday? Scouring the web for great deals for Cyber Monday? No matter what your shopping preference is, if you are looking to save money this holiday shopping season, you have come to the right place! Free Shopping is the BEST SHOPPING!

Welcome to the
Shop Til You Drop Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway

2 lucky winners will each receive a $50 Gift Card to the store of their choice! 

This Giveaway is all about YOU & YOUR CHOICE! You can choose Paypal, Walmart, Target, Amazon, a favorite restaurant, local shop, etc. You can use it on Black Friday while wrestling the crowds and waiting in the cold long lines,  you can use while shopping in your pj's and sipping your hot cocoa on Cyber Monday OR you can use it Christmas Eve! The choice is yours! The winner will be receive their gift card before Thanksgiving so you will be armed and ready for the busy shopping season! 

Black Friday is always an adventure and so why not get armed early with this giveaway!! There are so many things I could do with this and with times being tight for all of us, who wouldn't want FREE MONEY!! So Grab that TV, fight for that pair of shoes, or push some kid out of the way for that special toy because you just WON a free $50 from
Shop Til You Drop Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway.
Thanks to Cook'n, (our awesome sponsor), for setting up this timely giveaway! Cook'n Recipe Organizer is an easy to use program that makes recipe management and organizing a breeze on your home computer. It is a Recipe Organizer, Menu Planner, Grocery Shopping Assistant, Nutritional Analyst, and a Family Cookbook Maker. This program can do so many things! They have sold over 3 million copies! There is a 200% can't beat that, so check out Cook'n Recipe Organizer today! A big thanks to the bloggers that are sharing this giveaway so you could know about it! 

Entering to win is easy to do by filling out the rafflecopter form below. This Giveaway is open World Wide to people ages 18+. Winners will be chosen by, emailed and have 24 hours to respond.....BUT WAIT....Cook'n has sweetened the deal! They are also hosting another giveaway so not only 2 but 4 Lucky fans will each win a $50 Gift Card!  After you fill out your entries on this rafflecopter form, please head over here to enter to win one of the other two $50 Gift Cards! GOOD LUCK on BOTH Giveaways! 

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Holiday Crazy "Plan ALL year long"

PLAN, PLAN, PLAN....... and then PLAN some more!! Yes, this is you. You start planning pretty much right after the New Year( realistically right after Christmas).  You know that you want to shop the sales all year long, and you now what sells really work for you. We all know that the sales come with the major holidays but I really like to find a 'deal' site. I like using Pinching Your Pennies. They give you deals all the time, online and off. Sign up for their screaming penny and then you don't have to even search for the deals. They come right to your e-mail. Find the website that works best for you and enjoy knowing you will soon be done shopping. Well to help keep things a little more controlled through the whole year I suggest you make a list for those you are buying for. List their name, age, interestes, and list a clothing size larger(possibly two sizes) then they are right now.  Then go out and purchase a large tote with lid!! That is your christmas box. The paper will stay in the box and as you purchase items you will write what you bought and for whom and LEAVE THE PAPER IN THE BOX!!!!! If the items are to large write where you stored it. Then the list and the items stay in one place and then you can find them when you need them and all the pieces are in one place. The next thing to do is to realise you are ahead of the game and to slow down. The holidays are never fun if you don't slow down when you decorate or put the tree up. It seems that we are always hurry put it up, hurry and open it, hurry take it down. Slow down and enjoy it this year see how it goes. Then if you find something just didn't work try something else.   Here is an amazing site that has a lot of printables that you can print off. 


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Which one are YOU?

First of all with the holidays you have to know what kind of "HOLIDAIER" you are. I've made three categories.
  Plan all year long
It's a hit or miss
                                           Oh crap I forgot
The 'Plan all Year Long'-ers are those of you that buy for Christmas year round! I am one of these. How you I know, you ask?  Because I will shop the DEALS all year with Christmas in mind. Like Melissa and Doug (love these guys) had a great sale of 50% off and then I got another 20% off and free shipping. So I bought something that would have cost $150 for only $60 back in march. These people also have ALL their shopping done before Thanksgiving and the presents are wrapped by December 1st. The stress here is that your thinking Holidays ALL the time and by the time they actually get here your exhausted already.
The 'It's a Hit or Miss' people out there are those that think about buying year round but end up just sometimes getting the deal.  These people usually get MOST of their shopping done by the end of November and wrap things here and there. Cards are a later thought for these people. If they send them it's only a week before Christmas. The big stress here is not remembering what you have bought and who you have left. You usually end up settling for something and then the holidays are a let down. 
The 'Oh Crap I forgot' ers are those that LOVE the last minute. Gifts usually aren't bought until Christmas Eve. Some presents are bought on Black Friday but really they don't know what they're looking for anyways so why deal with the crowds. Cards are usually never sent but thought that maybe they will send a Spring family letter. Most of the time if you are one of these guys you will forget that one person on your list and head out to the store at 8pm Christmas Eve. You know what the stress with last minute is but add the parties and there is no time to relax. 
Decide which one you are and then check back for a
Holiday Relieve Plan just for you. 

Bloggers needed


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12/1  to  12/20

Come and be part of this awesome giveaway!Sponcered by NYSavings Specials. I love Pandora jewelry, I personally collect them.  There was a time that I used to buy bracelets like crazy, thinking that I was going to fill out all my bracelets with charms! 
On this giveaway I will be giving one Pandora bracelet size 7.5 and

One Pandora Collectible Cupcake Jewelry Box Ceramic Breast Cancer.  This Collectible Cupcake was giving in 2010 with every purchase of $150 or more it was given free, it's new in original box.

This Giveaway is not sponsored by Pandora or any other company, both prizes are given by me.
 (with permission of my husband lol)

Check Back December 1st and enter to win!! See you then.



Sunday, November 11, 2012

HOLIDAYS....happy cry or sad cry?

The holidays are most likely become a big stress head ache when you are not prepared. Well who really has time to be prepared for everything that the Holidays bring!!! This week I am hopeful to bring some Holiday stress RELIEVERS to you because the holidays are so much nicer when I'm nicer, RIGHT? 
~ Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!~
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Essential Oils

There are a very few things in this life that are reliable.  Most things have a life time span and after that it doesn't matter how well you took care of it, IT's DONE!!! Well not Essential Oils. I was a freshman in high school when my mom started getting involved with essential oils. Back then I just thought it was mom being mom but now that I'm a MOM I understand. I have three essential oils in my house. They were the three I thought I would use the most and UNDERSTOOD the most about.

Lavender Oil:  I chose this because it was a very gentle oil and I could use it with my children.  It is used to calm emotion, disinfect the air, encourage a restful sleep, and soothes a tummy ache. My son had so much trouble staying asleep. From bad dreams to restless legs he seemed to always be up at night. Then I found this oil and I would blend olive oil and two drops of Lavender oil together and rub his feet before bed. He never woke up during the night when I would apply the oils. I was a BELIEVER after that. There are twenty ways to use Lavender Oil here on this link:  I really like the book TRUessence Benefits Book. It really breaks the oils down to a level I could really understand!!

Lemon Oil:  I chose this oil for my own benefits. Lemon is a stronger oil and needs to be diluted with olive oil before using with children (I usually do it for myself also).  I was hoping the lemon oil could help with my sluggish mood. It helps clear the mind, stimulate the brain, and is helpful with headaches, stress and depression. Now you ALL know why I got this for myself and I will be the first to admit it I NEEDED HELP.  When my gets all stressed out and worried about things I drop one drop of Lemon oil on the crown of her head and then defused it with olive oil for a couple days. It bring her back to her happy self:) This site has 34 ways to use Lemon Oil:  Lemon is a stronger oil so make sure you read about how to use it properly before you use it!!

Peppermint Oil: This oil has to be my favorite!! It is referred to as the 'Universal Oil' because it can do some many things. I use it mostly with my breathing. Whenever I get a stuffy nose or a cough I apply diluted peppermint on my nose and chest, I sleep like a baby. I put a dab of it on my temples to relieve a headache. I apply two drops of peppermint oil and two drops of Lavender oil diluted with olive oil on my shoulders when I feel them tighten up from a stressful day. I LOVE Peppermint Oil!! This site has almost thirty uses for peppermint oil:  Peppermint can be used with children BUT make sure you defuse it with olive oil before applying ANYWHERE around the face!!!!!
Essential Oils can do wonderful things from stopping your head aches to allowing restful sleep to putting a smile back on a face. They have changed our family life. Please read about how to use Essential Oils here and get a good understanding of them before using them. They are kinda spendy depending on what brand you buy. I like Young Living and NOW. I pay 15$ to 20$ for a bottle that I bought three years ago and I'm not even half way through it! Try them and see if you become a BELIEVER!!!