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40 Uses for Thieves Household Cleaner

Let’s be honest here… with a toddler and a husband and two dogs in our house, I am constantly cleaning up dirt and messes. #AlwaysBeCleanin’

Once Lilly was born, I was vary aware of the nasty-ness that is in so many store-bought household cleaners. I would always get a headache when cleaning my bathroom and I just knew that there’s no way the fumes from this stuff could be good for me (or my family).

When I got started on my journey with Young Living, I quickly learned about Thieves Household Cleaner… and then quickly became a BELIEVER. This stuff is AMAZZZZZZING and I want to share with you guys all about it today!

What IS Thieves Household Cleaner, exactly?

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Vineyard vines linen tunic, white jeans, blue accessories

Shirt: Vineyard Vines (love this one!)Jeans: TargetShoes: The Root Collective c/o (Use this link for 10% off)Bag: TargetEarrings: Nickel and Suede c/o | Watch: Wristology Watches c/o (Use code 45 for 20% off)Bracelets: Alex and Ani c/o

Photography by Em Grey

It’s taken almost 30 years, but I think I’m finally at the point where I’m just comfortable in my own skin, in my own life, in my own personality, and my own self. I’m not saying I’m perfect. I’m not saying I have it all figured out. I’m just saying, I think I’m finally at the point where I’m able to fully own my stuff and own the life the Lord has blessed me with.

Of course there are times when I still feel a sense of want or a sense of lack – those are natural human emotions that we all get… and that’s okay. I think it’s being able to identify that about ourselves that’s important… you know?

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View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/clic-raleigh

I will say this off the bat, I do NOT claim to be an expert on all things social media and all things blogging. The social media and blog world are changing SO rapidly (all. the. time.) that it’s nearly impossible to keep up and know what’s going on in every nook and cranny.

BUT, after blogging for nearly a decade and having used social media for both business and personal use over the years, I’ve learned a few things. And, once this became more of a full-time gig for me, I learned even more.

Blogging is SO much fun… I LOVE it. However, it’s definitely not easy.

Now, I EASILY get 3-4 emails and/or messages a week (probably more) from friends and readers who ask me something along the lines of, “I want to start a blog! What should I do first?” or “I have been blogging but I want to grow my blog, what should I do?” 

There are so many ways to answer those questions and so many moving parts to consider… BUT, there are definitely a few “rules of thumb” and “best practices” that you can do when you’re starting out or looking to grow.

With all that being said, I figured it was high time I just went ahead and did a blog series on this very topic! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for awhile, I just hadn’t had the extra push I needed to get ‘r done.

I’m going to change that!

I want to make sure that I am answering the questions that you have and covering the topics you want to see covered!

SO, I would LOVE for you to leave a comment on this post with your question, your topic idea, etc. that you would like to see me talk about! If you don’t feel comfortable commenting, feel free to shoot me an email! I’m more than happy to keep it anonymous!

I can’t wait to dive into this with y’all!

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LulaRoe Nicole dress, Nickel and Suede earrings, nude wedges

Dress: LuLaRoeShoes: Rack Room Shoes c/o (similar) | Earrings: Nickel and SuedeBracelets: Kendra Scott and Alex and Ani c/oWatch: Wristology Watches c/o (Use code ’45’ for 20% off your purchase)

Photography by Em Grey

I’ve mentioned this before, but I LOVE cotton dresses because they are literally, the EASIEST outfit choice ever. Just throw it on and go. But, it’s hard to find cute, cotton dresses that have SLEEVES. While I don’t particularly mind sleeveless dresses (obviously depends on the dress), I just prefer dresses with sleeves. I find them more flattering on me and I am more comfortable in them.

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July Young Living Essential Rewards Unboxing

How many of you have heard of Periscope? Periscope is a SUPER fun new “LIVE BROADCASTING” app that is owned by Twitter and it’s SO much fun! I decided to do things a little differently this month with my monthly Essential Rewards unboxing… Instead of doing the fancy set up in my room with my camera and all that jazz, I wanted to unbox my order LIVE on Periscope!

It was so much fun to do – I then uploaded it to YouTube for those of y’all who watch my videos there… so that’s why things look a little differently (and partially why I look a little rough… I literally just got back from the store doing some grocery shopping and I was sans makeup and very sweaty. Haha!).

If you’re on Periscope, be sure to follow me! I’m on there as @stillbeingmolly!

Anyway, check out this month’s unboxing of my essential rewards order!

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There is a HUGE discount on the Premium Starter Kit right now – In case you didn’t know!! Right now, the new premium starter kit from Young Living is $10 off for new members and 10% off for existing members!!! SO exciting! This is in addition to the promos I’m running right now… If you’re ready to get started on your essential oil journey THIS month, check out what the deal is… seriously. This is awesome.

What Comes in the NEW Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils? http://bit.ly/mollyyleo (20)

Get started this JULY with a Premium Starter Kit and improve your overall health and wellness! Now is the time to get your family healthy and start getting RID of toxins in your HOME!!

Here is the DEAL!

  1. You get a lifetime wholesale membership and discount of 24%!! (Plus, it’s $10 off right now!!!)
  2. You get 11 oils
  3. You will receive the coveted and amazing dewdrop diffuser (or you can select another diffuser of your choice)
  4. I will give you resource materials worth over $20 to help you learn more about using your oils and other wonderful oily resources!
  5. I will GIVE you a $20 AMAZON.Com gift card to get you started on oily accessories!
  6. You will have ALL the support of our awesome team!!

    Get started TODAY! http://bit.ly/mollyyleo

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Casual Style with Famous Footwear (8)

Top: Stitch FixShorts: TargetShoes: Vans via Famous Footwear c/oNecklace: Noonday CollectionEarrings: Nickel and Suede c/oBracelets: Alex and Ani c/oWatch: Wristology Watches c/o (Use code 45 for 20% off your purchase)Bag: Target

Photography by Em Grey

I can’t believe I’m about to say this… but in a month, our precious little girl, Lilly, will be TWO YEARS OLD… and a few weeks after that, she will be going to PRESCHOOL. Okay, okay. I know. It’s not a big deal.

We decided to put her in a two-day a week preschool program at a church nearby for a few reasons and I know she will love it and it will be good for her and good for me. BUT, that’s not to say that it’s not still a little mind boggling to me that this is all happening so soon!

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Krispy Kreme (1)

I don’t have a superb memory. I remember things here and there, but my memories have faded a lot over the years. I have friends who can remember every little last detail about their lives from childhood ’til now… I am not one of those people.

But, I remember the important stuff. As a kid, I remember going to get breakfast with my dad before school. Or watching Saturday morning cartoons with my parents on the couch. And I remember the times where my parents would take me for ice cream, or a donut, or a special treat… and I loved those times. I love those memories. I look back on them and smile and cherish them.

I love that I’m now able to make those same memories with my little family – with John and Lilly.

Every so often, we’ll get up on a Saturday morning and head to our favorite donut shop – Krispy Kreme – to get a delicious hot now donut. When that “hot now” sign is on… ALL BETS ARE OFF, people.
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DIY Body Wash with Essential Oils http://bit.ly/mollyyleo (1)

When I started making a lot of my own products, body wash was one of the products I was oddly afraid of trying out for myself. No idea why… but I was hesitant to make it. Well, about six months ago I made my first batch and I LOVED it. Plus, I saw how EASY it was.  I also love that I can switch up the scents with different essential oil combinations.

I have tried a few different combinations, and this one that I made this time might be my favorite ever!

DIY Body Wash with Essential Oils http://bit.ly/mollyyleo (3)DIY Body Wash with Essential Oils http://bit.ly/mollyyleo (2)

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

Fill your chosen container a little less than halfway full of castile soap. I used an old Bath & Body Works body wash container and filled mine up about 1/3rd of the way.

Then, pour in about 1 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil. This helps to make the body wash moisturizing!

Then, add in about a tablespoon of Vegetable Glycerin. This helps the body wash to thicken and it helps bind it all together. Add more vegetable glycerin if you want it to be thicker.

Next, add in your desired essential oils. I used Abundance and Lavender because I LOVE the way they smell and lavender is extremely supportive of healthy skin.

Finally, fill the rest of the container up with water. Close your container and shake!

Voila! All done! I use this body wash on a loofah in the shower and it lathers up great. It is watery, less thick than normal body washes, but you don’t have to use that much. One container lasts me about 1.5 – 2 months.

And, because of the amount of each thing you’re using (castile soap, vitamin e oil, vegetable glycerin, and oils), it ends up only being a little less than $2 a batch! WAY cheaper than what you get at the store! It also takes less than a minute to make! So easy!

What about you? Have you made your own body wash before? Will you try this out?

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HUGE discount on the Premium Starter Kit right now – I wanted to tell you guys!! Right now, the new premium starter kit from Young Living is $10 off for new members!!! SO exciting! This is in addition to the promos I’m running right now… If you’re ready to get started on your essential oil journey THIS month, check out what the deal is… seriously. This is awesome.

What Comes in the NEW Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils? http://bit.ly/mollyyleo (20)

Get started this JULY with a Premium Starter Kit and improve your overall health and wellness! Now is the time to get your family healthy and start getting RID of toxins in your HOME!!

Here is the DEAL!

  1. You get a lifetime wholesale membership and discount of 24%!! (Plus, it’s $10 off right now!!!)
  2. You get 11 oils
  3. You will receive the coveted and amazing dewdrop diffuser (or you can select another diffuser of your choice)
  4. I will give you resource materials worth over $20 to help you learn more about using your oils and other wonderful oily resources!
  5. I will GIVE you a $20 AMAZON.Com gift card to get you started on oily accessories!
  6. You will have ALL the support of our awesome team!!

    Get started TODAY! http://bit.ly/mollyyleo

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July Stitch Fix Review

Is it me or have the months gone by EXTREMELY fast this summer? I can’t believe we are almost halfway through JULY. What in the WHAT?! Crazy!

Anyway, I received my July Stitch Fix fix last week and it was another GREAT one! My stylist, Kimberly J., is really taking my feedback and also pushing me outside of my comfort zone and getting me to try new styles. Which I LOVE. Not everything is a hit, BUT, what it’s doing is telling me even more what I like, what I don’t like, the kinds of styles that flatter me, the kind of cuts and fits work for me, etc.

This month, I requested some basic layering pieces (I have been on the hunt for some good mix-and-match basics), and also some light and flowy pieces. Check out what I got this month, see what I thought, and ultimately, what I kept! :)

Papermoon “Remmie Geo Print Maxi Skirt” – Size XL – $58

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