He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jeddy's Blend

Have you ever tried Jeddy's Blend?  If not, you're missing out!

We use it when my kids are wild and I need them to focus.

We use it when I've had a stressful day and just need to calm down.

We use it when my daughter has some anxiety before an oral school report.

We use it to help our kids wind down at bedtime if they seem to be having a hard time calming down.

It's also great to put in the diffuser!  We diffuse it in the kitchen and it benefits the whole family.

I've heard fantastic reports of other ways it has helped families....click here for more information and testimonials.

You can purchase Jeddy's Blend at Spark Naturals.  Don't forget code "sonshine" for a 10% discount.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Giveaway 2--Winner

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You have 24 hours to provide me with your contact information!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another Fall GIVEAWAY


GIVEAWAY Ends Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. CDT

Please be sure to leave a comment on this post.  

Winner will have 24 hours to give me contact information.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014


It's GIVEAWAY time! 

One winner will receive:
1  5 ml bottle of Shield Essential Oil Blend from Spark Naturals
1  micro mini roller bottle (out of stock)

Shield Essential Oil Blend is a proprietary blend from Spark Naturals.  It's a fabulous blend for your diffuser, roller bottle, spritzer or sprays.  Shield is a great protective blend.  It's made up of the essential oils of clove, cinnamon bark, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

From Spark Natural's website:  Spark Naturals is pleased to present this ancient blend based upon legend. The legend has its roots in 15th century England during the time of the great plague. Grave robbers thieves developed their own blend of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary to protect them while robbing the plague victims.  
We use this blend in our DIY hand soap, our hand sanitizer and our Germs Aside.

All of these items are available from Spark Naturals and if you use code "sonshine" at check out you'll receive a 10% discount.

Just post a comment below telling how you would use these items.

So simple!
Now go....

Winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, October 13th at 9:00 p.m. Central.  The winner's name will be announced on the blog and Facebook page:
The GRAY Area
 Winner will have 24 hours to contact me with name and address.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Ringworm--Day 18 Update

Well, we are at Day 18 of this nasty ringworm. Here's a picture update....

The angry red has lessened and it is drying up.  It's just taking longer than I would like.  I think the "Slip Away" blend is very effective.  We are keeping at it.  My biggest problem with this is consistency...and keeping him from playing in the dirt.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ringworm Update--Day 9 and Nose Ouch

Today is day 9 of the Ringworm saga....it's drying up!  On day 7, I added 6 drops of Melaleuca to the blend.  Over the past weekend it was hit or miss (mostly miss) in applying the blend to Judah's arm. 

Here's the new recipe:
"Slip Away" Ringworm Blend
 2 drops Oregano 
2 drops Thyme 
3 drops Lavender 
4 drops Geranium 
6 drops Melaleuca 

Add drops to a 1/3 oz. roller bottle and fill the rest of the way with Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Apply 3-5 times per day.  Remember, ringworm is highly contagious.  Do not share.  If you have multiple people who need to use this blend, make up a bottle for each person.

Remember to purchase quality essential oils from Spark Naturals.  Use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount on your order.

We had to make a quick trip to the doctor yesterday due to a nasty fall and face plant in the concrete (think ouch to the nose).  It swelled up so fast and bled and bled....so we went to have it checked out.  
About 20 min. after happened 
Judah wasn't quite acting like himself either.  A little lethargic and no talking, no noise whatsoever.  If you know Judah...that is NOT like him at all.  Doc was a little concerned also and wanted us to go for a CT Scan.  As he left the room we were in to go and schedule it, Judah started talking again.  Then, he started playing.  When the doctor came in to tell me about the scan, Judah started running around me in circles making noise (like usual).  The doctor said, aha! it was the threat of the scan and now he's acting like normal (lol!).  We say Jesus is a mighty healer!
 At doc's office-Judah wanted to see what it looked like, so I took a pic so he could see
So, we decided no scan after all.  Just take him home and watch him for signs of concussion.  Once we got to Nanny Boo Boo and Poppie's house for dinner, he was totally fine.  The swelling was even miraculously going down.  We prayed a lot and God answered our prayers!  

Rebecca from Camp Wander suggested Lavender, Cypress and Frankincense when I was in a panic and holding a crying child and couldn't get to my books or think straight to decide what to do for his nose.  Thank you, Rebecca!  I do not have any Cypress so used Lavender, Lemongrass and Frankincense in a roller bottle and am rolling it on his nose.
 This morning.  So thankful!  It only looks like a scrape, now with just a little swelling.
So silly!
All of that to say, I had the doctor look at the ringworm on his arm.  He just said "yep, it's ringworm."  I'll call in a cream for you.  

We are going to keep going with the essential oils for a little longer.  Let's get this to clear up without the cream! I've got to stay consistent with this.  So, I'm setting a timer to remind me to keep applying.

It's actually redder than it has been, but it's drying up.  Between treatments of the Slip Away Ringworm Blend it's really dry and almost peeling. 
Day 9
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