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Taming the storms

I saw an excellent post on Facebook yesterday about toddlers/young kids and not joining their chaos. I am learning this big time with Faolán, our youngest cub. He is a storm of emotions so intense they blow him and everyone within a certain radius away. It’s so hard not to get caught up in this whirlwind- I mean, my boy has LUNGS! It can be embarras...

Time to stop

Isn’t it funny how sometime fate steps in when we’re doing too much! This trip has been a wonderful flurry of travel, wondrous sights and special family moments, but we’re all a little weary – especially the kids. So, when we left this morning, intending to get a 6 hour drive under our belts and the engine on Truckasaurus started ma...

Versatile with a view!

We are having a blast up here in Yellowstone. Still no bear or wolf sightings, but the buffalo cause daily road blocks! As ever, I’m loving my dōTERRA stuff on this trip. The TerraShield is warding off the plentiful mosquitoes and I’ve also discovered the on guard hand wash makes a fabulous shaving foam! Also thankful to have my lavender, frank...

Flowers in the wilderness

Last night we stayed at Boysen state park. A tranquil spot with hardly another soul staying. We practically had the whole place to ourselves. The flowers that grew there had me astounded. Blooming and fragrant in what seemed dry ground and I’m sure the weather here can be unforgiving. That’s one of my many fascinations with plants. They thrive an...

Finally, mountains…

At last we see them. The blue ridges of the mountains, far off in the distance. I’m glad we drove this way; we got some small appreciation for the vastness of the country and had time to ponder the expanse and the plains. Following some way along the Oregon trail we considered the hardships and the epic travels of the first Immigrant settlers, really...

Double Nickel NE

Double Nickel campground is an oasis on route 80, Nebraska. We’d had a long drive and were happy to arrive. We would have loved more time to use the facilities- they have a pool and mini golf, but sadly we pulled in a little late. To our surprise there was an water advisory on the campground information – all the farmland about means elevated n...

aromabus takes to the road!

The long awaited road trip has finally commenced! We made it to Illinois last night despite coming through a crazy storm which looked and felt like tornado territory! I always find it crazy to think that it’s a beautiful blue sky day just up above the clouds. aromabus is a happy wee van. Farran stated that she reminds him of home- because he loves h...

Collecting my thoughts

So we made it back – a bit of a delay on an already long wait in Paris – but there are worse places to be stuck! I was so happy, relieved and rather tearful to see my husband and eldest son waiting for us at the airport. I’ll be leaning heavily on the supplements and oils to get me through the jet lag over the next couple of days! Trying ...

Windmills (and kangaroos?!) in Amsterdam

So I have to share a few photos with you from my very quick run this morning. Every time I get out early on a morning like this, I wonder why I don’t make the time to do it every day. Sleep is over rated. Just kidding, sleep is never over rated! To my friends in the US – check out these nettles and the beautiful horse chestnut/conker tree ̵...

dōTERRA EU Convention – Amsterdam

dōTERRA started 9 years ago (ish) in the USA. It is EXPLODING in Europe! I am so excited to be here on the ground witnessing people coming together from all the different nations across Europe  – united by a common love and purpose. On a mission to educate people, so they can make choices for themselves and their families. Helping people on their jou...