Introduction to Essential Oils Class

Find Out about Essential Oils

If you live in the San Antonio area I’d like to invite you to attend an Introduction to Essential Oils Class I will be hosting in April! This class will cover EO basics, learn how to use oils safely, Plus gather information and uses for 10 Everyday Oils. I will share how essential oils can improve your health, provide relief from common ailments, and can be used around your home in a number of ways. 

This class is perfect for those inquiring or curious about oils. Also perfect for those new to oils and wanting to start off with using oils on the right foot.

Intro to EO Class


If you’d like to read more about how I got started with Essential Oils read From Skeptic to Believer...!

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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.

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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. Instead of reaching into my medicine cabinet I decided to go to my Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit first.

I applied PanAway directly on my sore toe to 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


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 Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. 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!

Photo Image Credit to my friend Lisa @ Crazy Adventures In Parenting

Photo Image Credit to my friend Lisa @ Crazy Adventures In Parenting

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!

Photo Image Credit to my friend Lisa @ Crazy Adventures In Parenting

Photo Image Credit to my friend Lisa @ Crazy Adventures In Parenting

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! 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 to 11200626_10204898567236668_7579929850223686064_neverything 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!)

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.


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

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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 first week of ‘Cedar Fever’ winter 2014 in South Texas. I’d been taking meds daily for an entire week for extreme symptoms and I was still MISERABLE! I was desperate. I started asking my FB friends what they REALLY thought about oils, especially to help with seasonal 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 our different occasional symptoms 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!

Kidecals – My Review of their labels!

Let me start off by saying that I was given a free sheet of Kidecals labels to try in return for my review. All opinions are completely my own and I am not being compensated in any other way.Kidecals

Having four kids you can imagine that keeping each of their items straight (because heaven forbid they have to share their favorite cup) can be difficult. Add in that they all are going to school, then the reality sets in that we loose their things, often. I’ve always tried to stick to assigning a color to each kid but what happens with the four pack of tooth brushes comes with 1 blue, 1 green, and 2 pinks…well the youngest ends up with a pink but more importantly he spends every morning and evening fighting with this sister about which tooth brush is his. So when I was approached to try the Kidecals labels I was more than eager for all of these reasons!

I decided to have a sheet of labels made with my youngest son’s name. He just started preschool so he has to take an extra set of clothes, sippy cup, shoes, lunch and backpack every day. Since we were supposed to label all of those items I quickly found many items to use the labels on. Like his tooth brush…that matches his sisters.

Sippy cup

I used the labels on every single thing of his for school. I must say I am very happy with the labels!! His sippy cup has been through at least three dishwashing cycles and the Kidecals label is still holding on strong. Last week he had a potty accident at school so they put him in his extra set of clothes. I washed those clothes at the end of the day completely forgetting I had Kidecals labels on them. They went through the washer and the dryer and came out completely attached to the clothing and looking just as new as the day I put them on the clothes. (Side note: He can’t read yet but he recognizes his label which is helping him identify his name!)

Shoes   Lunch box    Ready for school

Their website was easy to navigate. I was able to choose the label I wanted, customize it, and put in my order all in less than 10 minutes (would have been quicker if I wouldn’t have had such a hard time deciding which design to choose)! Actually I am so pleased with these labels I am going to put in an order for each of my kids a sheet of their own labels!! The OCD side of me is in heaven! 😉

Kidecals has so many great labels to choose from. You can check out their Instagram  and Twitter OR search the hashtags #kidecals and #labelitdontloseit to see lots of different ways to use their lables. They offer free shipping! My order was processed and shipped very quickly! I highly suggest checking them out if you haven’t already!

Stolen Identity

No this isn’t a post about how some hacker on the internet stole my identity. Instead it is about how my children stole it….or maybe I just gave it to them. See for 10 years, since I was pregnant with my oldest son, I have been a stay at home mom. My days, hours, minutes are spent centered around my children. Most of the friends I’ve made these last 10 years have been through my children. 

1st day 2014

Before I had kids I would have described myself as an outgoing person, an extrovert if you will. In school I always had a few close friends and LOTS of friends outside of my immediate circle. I loved the spotlight. I wanted to be a singer and an actress. Dating a senior boy on our football team that also stared in our highschool musical was a BIG deal for me (he became my husband a few years later)! Now I would describe myself as somewhat shy, more of an introvert. I tend to shy away from large groups of people, close myself off a bit from the world to focus all my energy on my children. Standing in front of a crowd, while not the worst thing in the world, is just not my idea of a fun time anymore. However, when my kids are with me I have a voice! I’ll speak to new people. Push myself to meet the other parents at sports and school.

When I first became a mom I was still ‘Lori’, doing things I loved like scrap booking while the baby napped. But slowly over the years things started to shift. I started to hide behind my kids. They became my identity. Everything I did, I did for them. I found different outlets that slowly pushed me back into being myself, like volunteering for a moms group for 7 years. Which had me putting on conferences and workshops. Or getting a job as a bookkeeper/personal assistant (with my kids in tow). HOWEVER the day to day reality was that I had given my heart AND identity to my kids.

All of this brings me to today, the day I have NO CHILDREN at home with me. My three older kids are in elementary school and my youngest started a Mother’s Day Out gymnastics school twice a week. For the first time in 10 years I am ALONE! I can spend my day doing whatever my heart desires. I should be jumping for joy and running into the hills singing, but instead I sit awkwardly not knowing what to do with myself. 

hollywood studios with kids

Here I sit, trying to push myself to take back some of my own identity. To find what in life makes me happy. Today I get to be LORI, but it will take me a while to learn who I am outside of being ‘MOM’.

MeCan any other parents relate to this? How did you go about getting your own identity back?


New Business Adventure

Jamberry Independent Consultant

Well it has been a long summer with very little posts from me, sorry. It’s just been one of those summers where my children require 100% of my attention and to be honest I welcomed that because before you know it they’ll be grown and gone. Anyhow over the last couple weeks I’ve taken on a new business adventure. I decided to become a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant. 

Now some of you may remember back around this time last year when I reviewed Jamberry Nails and hosted a giveaway. Well this year I decided to take things one step further by sharing my LOVE of Jamberry nails so I bought the consultant kit and started this new adventure!

Jamberry Nails

I couldn’t be happier with my decision!! I get compliments all the time on my nails when I am out and about but not many people have heard of Jamberry. I love to share Jamberry with them so this is the perfect business venture for me. I’d love to share Jamberry with you so I invite you to check out my website and my Facebook page. I also love posting pictures of my nails on instagram so if you aren’t already following me there, I’d love to have you!

Now this doesn’t change anything about my blog. I have three out of four of my children starting full day school this year plus my youngest in a two day a week gymnastics school. So I plan to hit the ground running with my blog and new Jamberry business starting the first week of September. 

Question for you
My question to my readers is what do you like to see from me? Do you like recipes? Travel tips? Organizational ideas? Tips and tricks? What is it that you like to read? Please comment below so I can try to include your favorite in my upcoming posts! 

Thanks for sharing, supporting, reading and commenting! I couldn’t do with out all of you!