5 Year Oiliversary!

Five years since I first opened a bottle of essential oil. I was a HUGE skeptic and only ordered my Young Living Starter Kit because I trusted Jodi and was willing to give it a try. I am obviously no longer a skeptic.

This past year I have been hard at work behind the scenes and have created many new resources for my Young Living team members. One of my goals is to support my team members well, especially those who don’t live close to me {which is a majority of my team}. Online resources are the best way to do this, and below you will see more about two of the major new additions to our support system.

We also have a big enrollment promo going on this month in honor of my 5 year OILiversary! Read more below about that!

New Oily Classes Facebook Group

Recently I launched a new closed Facebook group with the focus being Oily Education! This group is open to anyone who wants to learn, even if you are already a YL member on another team. It is Young Living focused and targeted towards educating my current and future team members, but I do approve all who want to learn! You can request to be added here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oilylittleworldclasses/

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Already in the events section you’ll find a Intro class and a January Jumpstart class featuring loads of recipes and printables to go along! More classes will be added so be sure to join the group so you can see them!

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Coming soon:

DIY Skin Care, What’s Next: Beyond the Stater Kit, Savvy Minerals Makeup & more!


New Private Team Training Site

I have been working hard behind the scenes to support and educate my team members and am excited to share that all new members on my team will have access to our new team training website!  This is a private site created just for those on my team {meaning if you are already a YL member on another team you won’t be able to access this}.

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Choose Your Own Welcome Gift!

We send all new members a welcome package and I am excited to offer a fun new incentive for any of you who would like to jump into the oily world with me. Been waiting? Wait no longer, because the sooner you dive in, the better pick you will have!  Choose your own gifts!

I have a limited supply of certain gifts so the sooner you dive in, the more likely it will be that you get YOUR first choice!

All new members will get a bag for your new oils and a reference book!

In addition to that you will be able to choose THREE of the following based on what is available when you join:

  • Lip Balm and keychain holder
  • Hand held diffuser
  • Bottle top labels
  • Diffuser Bracelet
  • Rice heat pack
  • Oil Tools Starter Set {empty roll-on, nasal inhaler, spray bottle and dropper bottle}
  • Extra Book {you can see choices after sign up}
  • Extra oil {choose from the following: Cinnamon Bark Vitality, Citrus Fresh Vitality, KidScents SniffleEase, Oregano Vitality, Nutmeg Vitality, Spearmint Vitality, Christmas Spirit}
  • Product Sample Set {choose three samples from the following: Satin Facial Scrub Mint, Orange Blossom Facial Wash, Cool Azul Pain Cream, Cool Azul Sport Gel, Pure Protein Complete {Chocolate or Vanilla Spice}, Balance Complete, Slique Shake. {not pictured}

Feb 2018 New Member Promo

        Not so sure about this oil thing?

        I totally understand. I had EVERY question {seriously, ask Jodi how much I bugged her}.

        Here is my main info page and here are some more FAQ, and please email me [email protected] with any questions you may have. Common questions are answered – the biggest being…NO you do not have to order monthly to be a member! There’s no membership fee, just a great discount on a starter kit to get you going!  I promise Young Living makes it super easy!  You don’t have to sell anything either, you are free to join just for yourself!

          Ready to sign up on our team? Just click here <— that link puts you on my team! {double check the enroller/sponsor number to be 1410471 & choose your Premium Starter Kit}! Email me if you have any trouble, or after you sign up so I can let you select your gifts!

        Starter Kit Savings

        Young Living Starter Kit Savings February 2018

        Good deal, huh?!? If you just can’t sit on the fence any longer, I’d love to have you join us!

        Note – new starter kits are rolling out now which may include a Thieves Household Cleaner sample in place of the oil sample sachets. Also RC may be replaced with Raven and Purification may be replaced with Citrus Fresh. All wonderful, so either way you win!


        Micro-Credentials for Educators

        What in the world is a micro-credential and why would you want one? I’ll be honest, when I was contacted about this post I had no clue what a micro-credential was and had to dive deep into learning and was excited about what I found!

        Digital Promise Micro Credentials

        I am a former public school teacher and remember the days of professional development training. I know many of you are educators in a classroom setting, which is why I partnered with WeAreTeachers.com for this post!

        {disclaimer ~ this post is sponsored by WAT}

        What in the world is a micro-credential? Micro-credentials provide competency-based recognition for the skills educators learn in both formal and informal settings. The Digital Promise Micro-credential Ecosystem, comprised of educators, content developers, districts and state-level educational agencies, among other stakeholders, works to establish micro-credentials as valuable and desired tools in an educator’s professional journey. Micro-Credential-Infographic_2

        Each Digital Promise micro-credential is developed using a framework to ensure they:

        • Focus on a single competency
        • Are supported by research
        • Require evidence of competence
        • Include a rubric for evaluation

        When I was a teacher, I taught at an ESL school {they are called ELL also}, meaning many of the children I taught were English language learners. I absolutely loved this challenge and enjoyed my students {Spanish speaking mostly} tremendously.

        Due to my love for ELL students, I loved learning about Digital Promise micro-credentials that support English learners! As classrooms continue to become increasingly diverse, providing stellar-quality instructional support to English learners (ELs) becomes vital.

        These supporting English learners micro-credentials are designed to take educators through their instructional practices to recognize the role they play in students’ ability to leverage language to access content. While each of these micro-credentials is unique in its distinct focus, all require educators to reflect on how their instruction influences actual student language use and development – an invaluable skill for today’s educators who lead increasingly complex and diverse classrooms.

        There are currently four Supporting English Learners micro-credential stacks:

        These Supporting English learners micro-credentials are designed to take educators through their instructional practices to recognize the role they play in students’ ability to leverage language to access content. While each of these micro-credentials is unique in its distinct focus, all require educators to reflect on how their instruction influences actual student language use and development – an invaluable skill for today’s educators who lead increasingly complex and diverse classrooms.

        What a joy it would have been back when I was teaching to be able to extend my professional development in this way. BloomBoard and Digital Promise have partnered with some states to offer professional development credits for awarded micro-credentials. These credits or points can often be used toward relicensure/recertification and continuing education requirements. In these cases, an educator who is earns a micro-credential is eligible to receive credits in those states. You can see the states that are currently eligible here.

        How it Works Micro Credentials

        Teachers are educating in a time when the diversity of students’ needs is greater than ever. Digital Promise’s micro-credentials offer unique opportunities for teachers that will only benefit students in the long run.

        Love Coloring Pages

        Love Coloring

        We have a brand new set of Love Coloring printables for you! These are great for adults who like to color as well as children. Just perfect for Valentine’s Day!

        The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

        If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files.   

        Download your free Love Coloring Pages here!

        Scroll down until you see this graphic and click to download the set.

        Love Coloring Pages

        Our original Love Coloring set is here, and our Love Bible Verse Coloring set is here. We also have another Hearts Coloring set here!

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        Love Bible Verse Coloring and Tracing  Just Color Valentines Day Love

        We also have more LOVE Bible verse coloring pages in our Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year bundle!

        Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year

        These and more!

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        Organizing Data with Spielgaben

        Organizing Data with Spielgaben

        {We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

        I love flipping through the Spielgaben guides to find something new my daughter would enjoy. It isn’t hard to find a simple lesson with so many great ones to choose from! This one was really fun! It’s called “Find Friends” and focused on organizing data.

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        Making the little people was fun. Definitely an idea I would have not thought of on my own! Using clear tape on top of the pieces allows you to draw the faces with a Sharpie and peel the tape off later!


        We began with simple sorting, boys in red and girls in purple.


        Then I told her to put the people with yellow hair in one circle. Then I asked her to put people with glasses in the other circle. Uh oh! One of the girls with yellow hair has glasses too! This led into the discussion about the “both” category in the middle.


        After I had explained the concept, I challenged her to come up with a sorting rule and explain it to me!


        I drew more Venn diagrams for her to show her how we can use these to sort. We have done this some in the past but it was a great review! To close the lesson I created a blank Venn diagram on her Boogie Board for her to fill in all about her and her brother!


        A very fun lesson!

        See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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        See version 4.0 here!


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        February 2018 Printable Calendars for Kids

        February Printable Calendars for Kids

        We have all new 2018 calendars for you! You can download both the tracing and dot version of our calendars for February for free in this post!

        Download your free February 2018 Calendars here!

        We have some sets for sale in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop for those of you who want more! You can buy the entire year of either, or a blank version to use any year! You can also buy all 3 in a bundle deal. There’s notebook covers and a year-at-a glance in the sets!

        Click on each image to see the individual sets…

        2018 Version is HERE!!!

        Or click here to get them all in a bundle deal!

        Learning ideas to go along with the tracing printables ~

        • At the beginning of each new month, trace the name of the month, the year, and color the focus picture.
        • Each new day, trace the number and talk about what day it is.
        • Practice counting each day up to the date.
        • Use 2 or 3 colors to write in each month to create a pattern.
        • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

        Learning ideas to go along with the dot fun printables ~


        • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
        • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
        • Practice counting each day up to the date.
        • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.

        Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead!

        Get your Calendar Notebook covers here

        Calendar Notebook Covers

        Looking for more calendar fun?

        Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!


        Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!


        Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!