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Essential Oil Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner

Cleaning out a grimy microwave caked with stains or a refrigerator full of mysterious sticky residue is not a fun job. However, stains, spills, and other residue will soon be replaced with the lovely scent of Lemon essential oil with this simple Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner DIY.

What once was a dreaded chore will soon be a simple task with a little help from vinegar, hot water, and doTERRA Lemon oil. Not only will this DIY save you time, but you’ll also smell the refreshing scent of Lemon each time you open the fridge or microwave.

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Fridge Fresheners

With all the different food items, it’s only natural to have a smelly fridge, right? Well, not anymore! These easy to make fridge refreshers are a simple, natural way to deodorize your refrigerator. Just place one refresher in your fridge each month for a fresh and clean scent every time you open up your fridge.


2 ½ cups baking soda

½–1 cup water

15 drops Purify


1 Combine baking soda, ½ cup water, and essential oils into bowl.

2 Stir together.

3 Note: If needed, add more water until thick paste forms. The mixture should resemble damp sand.

4 Divide mixture equally into silicone mold.

5 Allow it to rest 2–3 days or until mixture hardens.

6 Once hard, place in refrigerator to help eliminate unpleasant odors. Store additional fridge refreshers in an airtight container until ready to use. One disk will last up to a month in your fridge.

Tip: Place under sink, in the shoe closet, or behind the toilet for additional freshness.

Fridge Freshness

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Homemade Marshmallows

These are definitely something for a patient person to make. I also will have everything prepared more so than I already did. Recipe stated that in total to make them it would be 4 hours and 45 min….45 min of actually making and atleast 4 hours of sitting and cooling. Mine sat overnight. This is what they looked like, powdery. Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

My Texas themed cutters I got from our Tx store nearby….we live in Tx why not!! Lol

All done, packaged and ready to be bagged up with my homemade cocoa.

I wish I had taken a picture of the when all was done. Sorry!

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Pork Roast w/ Rice

Last night this is what we had for dinner, pork roast with rice, granted we were supposed to have it Sunday night but…. I put the crockpot on warm instead of high. I mean who does that? Apparently me!

Well I put the roast in, 1 cup chicken stock, 1/4 cup each of chopped onion, mushroom, bell pepper, and celery. It was falling apart. I put that over rice, it was yummy.

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White Hot Chocolate Cocoa Recipe w/ essential oils

Winter White Hot Chocolate


Prep Time:

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• 1½ cups almond milk

• ½ cup canned pumpkin puree

• ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

• 1–2 drops Clove essential oil

• 1–2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

• ½ teaspoon vanilla

• Pinch of sea salt, optional

• 2–3 ounces roughly chopped white chocolate


1 In small sauce pan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin, and spices.

2 Stir constantly until just simmering.

3 Remove from heat and add chocolate; reserve some for garnish.

4  Just before serving, top each mug with whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. Serve immediately.

White Hot Choco Cocoa Recipe

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Cooking with essential oils

So, yes I sell DōTERRA essential oils. I love essential oils and make lots of things with them. For example, body butter, neosporin, lip balm, air sprays, etc. I like to show the fact that not only can you use them in diffusers, but you can use them in skin products and cook with some too!

I will be posting some more recipes as time goes by, for cleaning, kid friendly, cooking, etc.

Granola Bars

with Tangerine essential oil


Prep Time:15 min

Cook Time:12–15 min



2 ½ cups of quick oats

½ cup rice crispies

½ cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips

¼ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ cup coconut

⅛ cup flax seed

⅛ cup sesame seed

⅛ cup chia seed

⅓ cup coconut oil

¼ cup honey

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 drops Tangerine oil


1 Preheat oven to 350° F.

2 Mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside.

3 Mix all wet ingredients together. Melt in a sauce pan over medium heat.

4 Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix uniformly.

5 Allow wet ingredients to absorb into dry ingredients.

6 Line cake pan with parchment paper. Pour in mixture and pat down.

7 Bake for 12–15 minutes or until lightly brown.


If mixture is too dry, add more coconut oil or honey; if too wet, add more oatmeal.

Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

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Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Ok so here is the link to the recipe I used, and will continue to use from now on! This batch was great!!

**I did omit cinnamon, I don’t ever add it to my banana bread and I couldn’t find it in my spices. **

My kids are fiends about banana bread to, can’t keep their paws off it! One loaf already is gone…2nd will be gone for breakfast! 😁

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Banana bread then Crochet

The house smells amazing even with it so hot in the house 🏡 since the ac went out last night so now I’m dealing with renters hell….🙄. The office is full of unpleasant women. I know they deal with some or over half of the crappiest of society I get it, but don’t answer the phone with that attitude towards everyone! Rant…over….

Anyway, yet again I changed my mind on what I crochet. So far so good on this shawlette , I’m liking this a whole lot better.

Here is the link to the shawl I am making has both written and chart instructions, free pattern on Ravelry.

The Lydia Shawl.

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At home…work at home mom

So, today…. I don’t have any hours for work, granted I could have probably picked some up, maybe will be able to get some this afternoon. This is one of the good vs bad things about working from home.

I decided today was to work on things I needed to do for the house and for myself. One of those things for the house, is prepare some items for dinners. We are going to have turkey tacos, so I’m making beans of my own to make a type of refried beans they already smell delicious!!

These are all the beans I used, along with seasoning, salt and pepper. I did use red bell pepper, mushrooms, and onions, all diced fine.

I then did my duties as a stay-at-home wife/mom and cleaned/rearranged our pantry, since it was in such a disarray I just couldn’t stand it any longer. Lol

Now, onto some tv and crocheting my daughter’s blanket. I need to finish this sometime soon, I started this before we moved and put it down to do some other projects still not finished. I am a slow knitter/crocheter but I can say my items are nice.