Lavender, Peppermint & Lemon Spring Roll-On

I've made this roller for two people this month, and have texted the ratios to a few other people who have asked for it, so I thought it might be helpful for me to post it on my blog! This roll-on is for anyone who likes to BREATH, and who enjoys being outdoors, especially in the spring. :) First, grab a roller (I LOVE all of the rollers over at Whimsy & Wellness). Add 10 drops each: Young Living Lavender, Peppermint & Lemon essential oils. Top off with your favorite carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, etc.). That's it! Apply to ...

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Peep Look A-like Meringue Chicks

Confession: I've never binged (or even watched) a single Netflix series ... except for The Great British Baking Show. Homeschooling, running two businesses and trying to sleep more than five hours at night doesn't leave much time for watching shows. And when I do have "free" time, I'd rather work on a project, cook, bake, clean or nap. But, the one show I will make time for is The Great British Baking Show. It's just the best. The contestants are polite, the hosts are funny, and the challenges are so interesting to watch. I've always loved to bake, but when I watch baking shows, you'd better ...

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Florida Trip 2019

My mom and Ron have gone to Florida nearly every spring since they opened Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast to visit Ron's mom, Nancy. As you can imagine, running a bed and breakfast is round-the-clock work, and their trips to Florida are much needed and well deserved. I've always stayed behind to check in guests, cook and serve breakfast and make sure everything runs smoothly while they're gone. This past January, I ran the B&B while they visited my brother and his family in Bend, Oregon. So, this year they invited us to go along with them to Florida! Javier already had a golf trip booked ...

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Sleepy Cream

Sleepy Cream 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil10 Drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil10 Drops Young Living Stress Away Essential Oil Whip the coconut oil. Add the essential oils and then whip again. Massage onto the bottom of feet before bed. Note: There are a few different combinations that work well, depending on body chemistry. You can also try 10 drops of Cedarwood, Peace and Calming or Valor added to the Lavender/coconut oil mixture. ...

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Spring Mini Sessions

I'm so pleased to announce that I'll be offering Spring Mini Sessions in Columbus, Ohio, Green, Ohio and Belmont/Lake Wylie, North Carolina! These sessions are perfect for families, couples, kids, and individual portraits/headshots! Here are the details: 20 Minutes // 25 Images // $150 Saturday, April 6th Columbus, Ohio // Franklin Park Conservatory Reserve your session here: https://calendly.com/rachelfigueroaphotography/mini-session-columbus Sunday, April 14th Akron/Canton, Ohio // Boettler Park in Green Reserve your session ...

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Thieves Tea

Thieves Tea Throat soothing and oh so yummy! This tea tastes like a cross between a fireball candy and chai tea. It can be added to your favorite cup of herbal tea, or on its own. 1 drop Thieves Vitality Essential Oil2 drops Lemon Vitality Essential Oil1 tsp Raw Honey1 tea bag Herbal Tea ((optional)) Make your favorite tea and add honey, Thieves Vitality and Lemon Vitality essential oils. Stir and enjoy! You can also skip the tea bag and just add hot water, honey and the oils.   ...

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