Friday Favorite: Simply Earth’s Essential Oils

You’ve probably heard a lot about essential oils and have become curious –  I know I have! I mean, I know people who swear by them and all the benefits these provide; from better sleep to being more alert.

Since I wanted to personally find out what these oils were about, when a fellow blogger introduced me to Simply Earth; I took advantage of the opportunity to partner with them. Especially, because I liked what this company offers.

Simply Earth, gives back! And this is a big deal for me when trying new products. A total of 13% of their profits helps to stop human traffic.

So, what is Simply Earth? It’s an oil recipe box that works on a subscription system – monthly and quarterly. It includes 4 Essential Oils shipped for free to you. If you’re a complete beginner, like me – you may be able to receive a free diffuser when you start your subscription.

Essential Oils

My box included four essential oils, almond oil, two rollers, two inhalers with circle labels, glass beads and burlap sack, and six recipes.

Essential Oils

The recipes, were a huge help. Again, I am somewhat of a newbie at this, so having a guide was a great feature that this subscription box offers. Also, having all the necessary items to make each recipe was very helpful.

Essential Oils

Because my August box is a Back to School box, the recipes are about staying focused and awake. My personal favorite is the Backpack Refresher! It calls for Grapefruit, Almond Oil, Glass Beads, and a mini Burlap Sack. Once you follow the easy instructions, you simply toss it in your little’s backpack and that’s it. 😉

Plus, the fact that it’s tested for purity, free of pesticides and has zero additives puts me at ease. As a mom, I don’t want anything in our home that can be harmful to us.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

I am very impressed with Simply Earth, they’ve made my initial essential oils experience a great one. Go check them out and see for yourself. They site is loaded with useful resources, like a free ebook with recipes, so that you get the most out of each oil box.

Saludos,
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Five Ways to Add Personality to your Apartment – without Breaking the Bank

Getting a new apartment is an exciting time. I remember the very first time I got my first apartment without my family or roommates. It was so exciting! All throughout college, I had lived with roommates and for the most part didn’t do much decorating because it was a shared space. So when I was getting my first apartment alone, I couldn’t wait to start planning how I would make it my own.

That being said I was also a new college grad with limited funds. I knew I wanted to add my personality to the place but I also knew that I needed to do so on a budget. Here are five smart ways to add personality to your new apartment without breaking the bank.

Make Your Own Art

I didn’t initially plan to make my art. I went to a few places, like Ross and Marshalls, to look for art. Store after store I just couldn’t find anything I wanted to look at every day. I went to a local discount arts and crafts store to see what they had in stock.

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Overwhelmed by Color Swatches?

A guide to picking paint colors for your home

By Christine H.

Wall color is something that rarely stands out to us. In fact, sometimes that’s the point. However, it can have a major effect on the psychological impact of a room. According to the color scheme and how it’s handled, a room can feel cheap or posh, dramatic or cozy.

The color of your walls (and floor and ceiling) can either bring the whole room together, or throw the whole room off. It can affect how the room holds light, or how strained your eyes feel, and how good your furniture looks. It can make a room feel set apart from the rest of the house or seamlessly integrated into a progression from room to room.

If you get anxious about picking out colors for a room, here are some tips, from the experts, that can help you get started:

Making a Plan

To start out with you need to plan more than the wall colors themselves. Designing a room that’s thoughtful and coordinated-looking will include considering everything from the carpet on the floor to the color of the ceiling, including all furniture, curtains, decorations, wall hangings, and fabrics. So, it’s a good idea to have an overall plan first. For you, that process might consist of taking stock of what you have, creating a vision board, or finding your perfect statement piece. This article has some great tips for getting started on envisioning your dream home’s interior.

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Balancing Household Duties as Newlyweds

When you got married, you probably never stopped to think how something so simple as dish duty would impact your relationship. However, maintaining the balance of your relationship day in and day out often depends on those little details of living.

It can take a lot of adjustment for newlyweds to learn to live together. Often, it takes time and forgiveness. Nowhere is this more apparent than in household chores. Here are some tips for how to balance household duties in a home where both of the newlyweds work and live together…

Start how you want to continue

Many people start the beginning of a relationship with all sorts of plans for being a domestic goddess, or a husband who pampers his wife. The urge to serve your spouse is something that you should always hold on to, but it’s important to also remember that how you start out is often how you’ll continue. Enlisting help for household duties will be harder down the line when your life becomes more busy and stressful. So make sure that from the get-go, you both realize that you need to work as a team to run the household. Take turns, and take time out to appreciate what the other person does to help life run more smoothly.

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