July Health and Wellness Classes

July ClassesI am taking my health and wellness passion to the next level. During the month of July I will be teaching one class a week! These classes will be given in my home in San Antonio. DON’T FRET if you don’t live near me…my team will be offering classes online during July that I’d love to have you ‘attend’ from the comfort of your home (just need a computer or smart phone). EMAIL me to get an invite to our next online course!

Want to know more about what each class is, well here ya’ go!!

Simply Switch Stores Class will include some of the many products Young Living offers that are not essential oils. Like the skin care line, Thieves Household Cleaner, and supplements. Maybe you aren’t ready to dive into using essential oils but you are wanting to find a variety of healthy products to use in your home on your family. This class is a chance to learn about what all of those products have to offer you!

Essential Oils 101- This is the basic health and wellness class. Some of the questions I’ll be covering; “What are essential oils?”, “What is Seed to Seal and how is Young Living different from other essential oil companies?”, “How do I safely use essential oils?”, “What comes in a Young Living Premium Starter Kit?”, “How can I get started today using oils?”. You’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge about how Young Living can aide your family’s health!

The Essential Oils 102 class is for those who may already have a Premium Starter Kit and are wanting to learn more about other oils and supplements Young Living offers. We won’t be spending time covering basic information, but rather cover the items we feel are important to add to your oily arsenal! (If you don’t have a Premium Starter Kit we’d still love to have you, just come a couple minutes early and I’ll chat with you so you are up to speed with us during our class.)

*Make N’ Take Blends Class is a class for the members who have already joined my team and have received their oils. This will be a time for me to work with them to make blends using the oils from their starter kits.

Learning is always more fun with friends! Invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to join you!

Please RSVP for any/all class(es) you want to attend to Lori at mysixringcircusblog@gmail.com

Don’t see a date that will fit your schedule? That’s okay just email me, I am happy to offer one on one wellness chats OR come to your home, work, or coffee shop to put on a class.
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Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Clean Safely and Effectively!

Thieves Household Cleaner is one of my favorite Young Living products! It’s all natural, non toxic and safe for pets and children. We use Thieves cleaner for everything from our toilets to our kitchen sink and everything in between. 

Check out this awesome graphic for ideas on cleaning your home!!

Thieves Cleaner is a staple in our home

It wasn’t until I started really educating myself and using Young Living products that I realized just how many chemicals I was exposing my family to. I have been able to eliminate 90% of my toxic chemicals with just Thieves Household Cleaner! So not only am I saving money because Thieves Cleaner should be diluted with distilled water but I no longer buy any of the old toxic cleaners I was using!

I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it now! Let me know if you need some.

YL Thieves Cleaning in the Kitchen

For more information on getting started with using Young Living click here and additional information on how we chose Young Living can be found here! 



Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Cool Off This Summer AT Splashtown San Antonio

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We were *invited by Splashtown to spend the day having fun in the sun and cooling off on their water slides and pools! We had a blast! If you are looking for a fun summer activity that will keep you cool I HIGHLY recommend a day or even season pass to Splashtown San Antonio!

A couple years ago I shared why we wanted to get season passes to Splashtown on this post. After spending our Saturday there I must say this list is still completely accurate! We love Splashtown for so many reasons!

First they are family friendly. With over 50 rides and attractions there is something for everyone in the family! Like when my older kids want to ride the large water slides with dad the littles and I can hang out in the brand new Splash Island!New Splash Island at Splashtown SA - MySixRingCircus.com

We were able to rent a locker to keep our valuables safe while we splashed away in the pools all day! Then at lunch time we quickly got our money from our locker and purchased lunch for the entire family. Which I must say they have delicious super nachos!!

Parking is free and they offer a number of discounts to help save money on admission in the park. Like the Big Red Special; when you bring a Big Red Bottle/Can admission is $21.99. Honestly even without a discount their admission prices are very reasonable.

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Overall Splashtown has become my families favorite water park in San Antonio. They really have a lot going for them; like size, location, affordable, and overall family friendly. If you haven’t been to Splashtown this summer you need to get there asap!

*All views shared here are completely and 100% my own. We were given free admission for 2 adults and 2 children. We paid for the additional 2 children out of pocket. I was not asked to post anything but I chose to do so so on my own!

All Time Favorite Salsa Recipe!

I made my salsa for Fiesta Bunco night a couple months back and since then my friends keep requesting it at all of our get-togethers. They asked if it was a secret family recipe and although my family all does make this salsa in our varying ways, it is no secret. I do have a secret ingredient that I think takes my salsa to the next level! See if you can spot my secret ingredient in the recipe below!

All-Time-Favorite-Salsa-Recipe!! This is simple to make and a crowd favorite too!

All Time Favorite Salsa Recipe!


  • 8 Tomatoes
  • 4-5 Jalapenos (depending on how hot you want your salsa)
  • 1 Onion
  • Cilantro - nickel sized bunch at base/stems
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 drops Young Living Lemon Oil or 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice


  1. Finely chop tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and cilantro leaves. Add all the chopped veggies, garlic, salt, and lemon to a blender or food processor. Blend until desired texture. Taste, add additional salt, garlic salt, or lemon as needed. Refrigerate for an hour, then serve with your favorite tortilla chips!
  2. *Side note: If you'd like to make pico de gallo instead of salsa just finely chop everything and combine in a bowl, chill and serve!

I highly suggest taking this to your next bbq or potluck! Your friends will be begging you to bring it every time!

*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am just blogging about my own experiences and results. I only use Young Living Essential Oils and we choose to take them internally like the recipe above.

Be Happy Now Oil Blend

Be Happy Now Blend - #YoungLiving #EssentialOils - MySixRingCircus.comDid you know there are many oils and oil blends that help lift your mood? Here are three Young Living blends that I enjoy using individually for myself and my family…

Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. 

Release™ promotes harmony and balance in the mind and body.

Peace & Calming® may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day.

Recently I decided to make a combination of the three to apply on the bottom of our feet and back of our neck to help promote more peaceful loving moods around my house! I loved this new Be Happy Now blend I made! I apply it to myself and my children once in the morning and once mid afternoon. This is making a positive impact on my kids, especially for the occasional morning crankiness!!

Be Happy Now Oil Blend


  • 10 drops Joy™
  • 8 drops Peace & Calming®
  • 12 drops Release™
  • Carrier Oil: Like V-6 or fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10ml glass bottle with roller and lid


  1. Carefully drip each oil, one at a time, into a clean glass bottle.
  2. After you have placed all three of the Young Living oils into the bottle, add a carrier oil to fill the remainder of the bottle.
  3. Place the roller fitment (or orifice fitment if you don't have a roller) on the bottle.
  4. Secure the lid on the bottle.
  5. Gently roll the bottle between your hands to mix the oils.
  6. Apply directly onto bottoms of feet, back of neck, or wrists.
  7. Keep in a cool dark place, away from heat and direct sunlight.


Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Here is more information if you are interested in learning more about purchasing you own Young Living Essential Oils.

Check out this month’s special!!

Bruise & Pain Be Gone with Young Living Essential Oils

During our recent move we were living in a house with boxes for a few weeks. One afternoon I ran my toe into a box, OUCH! I tend to break this one little pinky toe about once a year so it was due time for an injury. I decided to go to my Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit first.

I applied PanAway directly on my sore toe to help alleviate physical discomforts. Followed that a couple minutes later by applying Frankincense (which is known to aide in healing skin) to my toe. I did this morning and night for four days. By day three I felt little pain when walking or wearing shoes. Then on day four I saw minimal bruising.

Bruise & Pain Be Gone


Get your Premium Starter Kit today with this March Madness Special! 


 Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. These products are not meant to be used to cure any disease. I am just blogging about my own experiences and results.

If you have any questions Contact me today!


Getting Started with Young Living Essential Oils

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I shared how I chose Young Living Essential Oils. I’ve had several people asking me recently how they can order a Premium Starter Kit or other essential oils with Young Living so I wanted to share that info with all of you!

How to get started?

You can purchase Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils in two different ways… as a Wholesale Member or Retail Customer. Retail customers pay full price for products with no kits to buy. Wholesale members get a 24% discount off retail price for every Young Living product plus the opportunity to earn free oils and credits with bonuses every month.

To begin as a Wholesale Member: you start by purchasing an enrollment kit or Starter Kit. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit because of the value for the money (products for half price). The kit itself includes the Everyday Essentials Oils ($150 value) and a free diffuser ($100 value) PLUS more!

New Young Living Starter Kits

Premium Starter Kit

When you order a Premium Starter Kit, you are entitled to wholesale pricing on all Young Living products, which is a 24% discount. The Premium Starter Kit is definitely the best value because it retails for over $300, but as a Wholesale Member, you get a 50% discount!

You now have the option to pick the diffuser of your choice when ordering a Premium Starter Kit! Here is a quick look at what makes each diffuser unique!

Premium Starter Kit Diffuser Choices

Signing Up As A Young Living Wholesale Member

1. Click here to begin signing up.

2. Where it says “Sign Up As” select “Young Living Wholesale Member”. **The Enroller ID and Sponsor ID number should automatically be imputed but just in case here it is:  2420980

3Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and other important contact info(The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as required by law. This information is confidential and Young Living will never share this info with anyone.)

4. Create Username, Password, and Pin. Creating your username, password, and pin will allow you to log in to your account and order your oils, check old orders, track current orders, and more.

5Agree to Terms & Conditions.

6. Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which Premium Starter Kit you would like. You must sign up with a kit to become a Wholesale Member. To maintain your 24% discount going forward, you only need to spend 50PV ($50) each subsequent year with Young Living on any product in their store. That’s it! You can also purchase other items at this time if you wish.

7. Set up your optional Essential Rewards Program. Now don’t be confused by this step – buying one of the Essential Rewards (ER) kits is not a requirement to sign up as a Wholesale Member! This is a rewards program you can opt into to start earning money back to help pay for your oils. If one of the ER kits looks valuable to you then by all means get one in addition to your starter kit. (See “Bonus Oil Offer” below step 12!) If you don’t wish to set this up at this time, you can skip this step by selecting “No, thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later”.

8Confirm your enrollment information. Be sure everything’s correct before proceeding.

9Add any additional products to your order. Is there anything else you’d like to add to your initial kit order? Now’s the time to add those products to your order before you finalize. (See “Bonus Oil Offer” below step 12!)

10Proceed to checkout and complete your enrollment. Once completed, you will receive your Member ID number. We recommend you keep this number written or saved somewhere for your records. Your Member ID is needed when sponsoring new members, and can also be used in place of your username.

11. Be sure to confirm your order has processed. I’ve had a few wholesale members miss this step and not fully process their orders. Be sure your order is confirmed and that you receive an email saying your order has been received!

12. Bookmark this page! https://beta.youngliving.com/ This is where you will log into your back office, order products, update your personal info, download important member tools, and set up and edit your essential rewards.

*BONUS OIL OFFER* (COMPLETELY Optional for those who purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits!)

If you would like to earn an additional BONUS essential oil upon signing up (in addition toeverything you’re already receiving discounted and for free!), what you need to do is to order additional products to get your order total up to be 190PV or more. By purchasing one of the Premium Starter Kits already, which has 100PV, you’ll just need 90 more points to get another bonus oil. For example, you could decide to stock up on Thieves Oil and get the large bottle (at 33.75PV), also getting a large bottle of Cedarwood (at 11.25PV), Copaiba (at 43PV), and Lavender (at 23.5PV). Or, you could venture into other areas of our products, such as the Thieves Toothpaste (at 9.75PV) or Household Cleaner (at 22PV). Any products you choose to add to your additional order, that bring your total points up to $190.25, will qualify you to get the BONUS oil. Plus, you’ll get these additional with discounted shipping, AND it will qualify you to get this month’s free promotional products offer through Young Living, too! (Like I mentioned, this step is completely optional and totally up to you!)july promo

Now, if you would like to earn TWO free BONUS essential oils this month, then go ahead and enroll in Essential Rewards (ER) program. Young Living has a wonderful rewards program with reduced shipping that earns you points towards FREE oils and products and is available for those members (even new members like you) who plan to order oils and oil products regularly. In order to sign-up for ER, for this first month, you will need to choose one of the Essential Rewards kits that are offered on the sign-up page. These specially priced kits combine some of our best-selling products into a discounted bundled kit for you to purchase. For next month’s order, you can change up what you wish to receive, and either select another ER kit, or individual products of your choosing. More information on ER and how it all works, read about it HERE or contact me, I can help you!

Congratulations & Welcome to the amazing world of essential oils!!

If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Frequently Asked Questions about ordering:

How do I order one or more Young Living Oils?

You can order directly from Young Living. Click on “Shop Products” on the top, and either navigate using the categories or type what product you’re looking for in the search. Type in the quantity, hit “Add to Cart” and, when finished shopping, click “Check out” and follow the on screen instructions (please don’t forget to put in my enroller/sponsor ID #2420980).

Why do I need an account with Young Living?

Young Living simply wants you to be able to have access to someone who can teach you how to use the oils properly. By signing up as a customer with my enroller ID (2420980), you’re just becoming my customer so I can be the one to help you now and in the future.

Should I become an Young Living Wholesale Member instead of a Retail Customer?

As a Retail Customer, you pay full retail price. As a Wholesale Member, you get the wholesale pricing of 24% off retail price. In addition, should you decide to share the oils with your friends and family, and should they sign-up with you to purchase from you, as a Wholesale Member, you could earn commissions and participate in promotions to get free oils. If this is something that seems enticing, please contact me. I will be more than happy to help you get started!

I don’t really want to sell essential oils. Do I have to sell Young Living products to be a Wholesale Member?

NO, of course not.  Since there is no monthly order requirement you can simply just order whenever you and your family need it.  There is no requirement to have a business.

Is there a monthly order minimum?

No, you do not have to order monthly in order to benefit from being a Wholesale Member.

Is there a yearly membership fee? Or any hidden costs?

No, there is no yearly membership fee for any of the customer/member options.

However, as a Wholesale Member/Distributor, there is a one-time purchase of one of the starter kits to get started and attain the wholesale pricing. Also, you must purchase 50PV($50 worth) in product a year to remain an “active” Wholesale Member/Distributor. Should you become inactive, you can place a 50PV order anytime to reactivate.

Any prices you see are the prices, that’s it. No hidden costs or charges anywhere, just the product price, shipping, and tax. There are never any additional charges or hidden charges ever.

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So what are you waiting for? 😉 Contact me today with any additional questions you may have!



Essential Oils: From Skeptic to Believer…I’m in LOVE!

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I started hearing about essential oils a couple of years ago. I didn’t understand what all the hype was about. I was content with our health so why would I need or want essential oils. Plus the prices scared my inner frugal goddess to death. There was no way I was going to buy any essential oils.

Fast forward to the winter 2014 in South Texas. I was ready to make a healthy lifestyle change for my family! I started asking my FB friends what they REALLY thought about oils, especially to help maintain healthy respiratory symptoms. I didn’t want to hear the sales pitches, I wanted to hear if I had any chance of feeling half way human during the most miserable three months of my life each year. A couple weeks after I asked for feedback an anonymous FB friend gifted my family a set of oils from Plant Therapy. I jumped right in to use them.

Guess what I realized…the essential oils were actually helping me and my family in numerous ways. I didn’t have a diffuser so we just applied the oils to hot points on our body or sprayed them on our pillows, shoes, and in the room. As I saw a more healthy lifestyle aided with these oils it peaked my curiosity to whether or not buying from a different essential oil company would lead to better/different results. Basically I wanted to know if other “top name” companies were the same as what I had or better.

Let me remind you all that I am VERY skeptical! I do not jump onto trends! I do not just buy items, I research endlessly to make sure I am making the best purchase for our money. I am frugal, expensive items don’t exist in my house unless; (a) I find it on extreme clearance, (b) we’ve saved for the purchase, (c) we have researched the item. I am the person at Target that puts 20 items in her cart but then hands 15 of the items to the cashier at the end because I’ve talked myself out of them all, only purchasing 5 items. I buy the essentials. I don’t like splurging. It’s just in my nature.

I spent 2 months researching essential oils. I read about the process of extracting the oil from the plant. I read about how different companies farm or buy their oil. I read about MANY different companies. I read reviews. I talked to friends about companies they were passionate about. I read the good, the bad, and the ugly about the “top companies”. I wasn’t about to make any major purchases until I had found the right company that fit my family perfectly.

Finally, after talking it over with my husband and praying on it for a few days I decided to purchase a premium starter kit from Young Living. Young Living was the right company for our family for so many reasons I found during my research. One of the topseedtoseal-150x150 reasons we chose Young Living is their “Seed to Seal” promise. I had no idea that I would literally fall in love with essential oils once again after I received my Young Living premium starter kit! In one short month I have become very passionate about helping aide my families health with Young Living Essential Oils. From skeptic to believer, I am now in LOVE with Young Living Essential Oils!!



I’ve added a graphic here to show just some of the reasons we chose Young Living. 

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Read about how to get started with Young Living or Contact me today. I’m happy to answer your questions!

Why I WILL be watching 50 Shades of Grey & the BIGGER issue we all should be talking about!

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Let me start of by saying I read all three 50 Shades of Grey books, in three weeks around this time last year. While it wasn’t a riveting complex read it did have a great story line carried throughout the series (that is my why but keep reading!). With the release of the movie a week away my Facebook feed has been bombarded with all the reasons you shouldn’t go see the movie and I have to politely disagree with those posts. I am not writing this to convince you that BDSM is right. I am not writing this to convince anyone to read the books or watch the movie. I am writing this to bring up the most important topic in the series of this book. I want to shed a huge light on the topic and get people talking about it!

*Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t read the books.* No I won’t be boring you with Red Room details. But lets talk about why Christian Grey has a red room, why he is into BDSM. As a teen Grey was sexually abused and made a submissive by an older woman that was a friend of the family! She groomed him so that he would believe that she loved him, that she was ‘helping’ him channel his anger into a positive resource (BDSM), and that she was taking him under her wing, doing him a favor of sorts. See that is how predators work. They prey on someone who they believe is weak or has a weakness. They groom them. Then they do with them as they please. All the while the victim has fallen prey to their trap and they don’t see how/why it is wrong.

In the course of Anastasia and Christians relationship he slowly starts revealing more information to her about his troubled past. The only problem was he didn’t think the trouble in his past was what the woman did to him, but rather his anger as a teen before she made him into a submissive. He truly believed that the woman loved him. See he still regularly talked to the woman, even told her about his liking of Ana. He confided in her and ONLY her. He thought of her as mentor and only friend. The abuser had won…she had him hook, line and sinker.

It was not Grey’s therapist that was able to help him see that what had happened to him as a teen was abuse, it was Steele. Grey truly believed he couldn’t love anyone. He believed he was unlovable. (Guarantee that was the abusers doing.) Steele showed him what it is to love someone no matter what their past or problems are. She showed him that sex could be enjoyable without whips and paddles some of the time. If she hadn’t had loved him unconditionally, regardless of his red room, chances are he would have carried on throughout his life living under his abusers umbrella. Never truly loving or letting others love him.

Lets talk about sexual abuse against men. Lets talk about how in our society we’ve made it ‘cool’ when a teenage boy falls victim to his ‘hot’ female teacher or older woman. It is not cool, it is abuse! Men can be raped. Men are raped. Just because they were born with a penis does not give them a free pass from sexual abuse! 

Let’s talk facts

  • 1 out of every 33 American men has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in his lifetime.
  • At least 10% of all victims are male.
  • It is believed that only 33% of male victims report their abuse.

Resources for men surviving sexual assault: 

RAINN: Male Sexual Assualt

National Sexual Violence Recourse Center



I have a call to action for each and every person reading this. Share this message with everyone, start talking about sexual abuse. Whether or not you watch the movie or read the books. Whether you think sex in a movie is porn or not. Whether you have ever been a victim of sexual abuse or not. I am asking everyone to start talking about sexual abuse. Sexual abuse can happen to anyone. It has no boundaries! It doesn’t care what gender you are. It doesn’t care what the color of your skin is. It doesn’t care how much money you or the abuser make. Or how old you are. We all need to be more aware of how we talk about sexual abuse. A victim is a victim no matter what gender! Let us all stand up for victims everywhere, stop victim shaming and blaming!!!! 



More about sexual abuse can be found on my blog; Childhood Sexual Awareness Month and Sharing My Secrets.

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Display

It’s that time of year again!~CHRISTMAS TIME!~ I love everything about Christmas. I also love to have so many traditions with my children. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do an Advent Calendar this year but my children convinced me it is a tradition we can not stop for many years to come (or ever in their eyes)! I’m happy to continue the tradition and was more pleased to hear so many memories they have surrounding our past years advent calendar!

Before I share the calendar of events we will be doing this year I wanted to share my new advent calendar display. I picked up an Advent Garland Kit from Hobby Lobby. It came with the twine, mini clothes pins, and numbers. **If you’d like to make this you could easily use construction paper or craft paper to cut squares or circles and place sticker numbers on the front side, leave blank on the back. The dollar store carries mini clothes pins and twine or string.** I wrote each days advent on the back of the corresponding number. (I wrote #1’s advent on the #1 card this year rather than counting down from 25 to 1).

I knew I wanted a frame to tie the string and display the cards. While at an antique store a couple weeks ago I came across some old window frames. The glass was broken out, it was painted green already and it was the perfect size for my new Advent Calendar Display!

Christmas Countdown 2014

I washed it, added some branches, berries and ribbon I had from a past Christmas display. What do you think? I absolutely love it! Honestly any picture frame or frame would work for this display and still look beautiful. It would also look great to string it on your mantel. So get creative and have fun with this inexpensive but beautiful display!

December 2014 Advent Calendar

Here is our 2014 Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar!!

*The Excel Spreadsheet has links to the activities we are doing. Just click on any italic words for links to that project or activity!*

I shared lots of alternate ideas in the Notes section at the bottom of the calendar. You could easily swap out things that your family isn’t able or wanting to do with other fun festive ideas. If you need more ideas you can see my Advent Calendar from last year AND follow my Christmas Board on Pinterest! 

Merry Christmas!