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Guess what?!

 

Yup, there are a couple of girls who are being promoted to Big and Bigger sister come September!

They are {mostly} excited.

We all are!

We are also just a bit nervous to have 3 under the age 4!  Any tips?

xoxo-kimberly rennee

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Have lemons?

Make Lemonade! OR Lemon essential oil!

Yup, that’s right. I’m back to talking about my little buddies. They are just extra tools in my tool-kit. They are not a “save all” “answer to everything”. But they are AWESOME, so I’m here to share some more with you today!

Today we are talking about Lemon. I wanted to share about Lemon because I don’t think we talk about how awesome this plant is enough, and then what a great oil it makes! And also, a  family member of mine ordered this oil and I wanted to provide some information for her! 😉

Lemon Essential Oil

Anyway… back to lemon.

Has anyone ever washed their cutting board with half a lemon and some salt? You know how awesome it works, right?

It’s such a purifying little fruit, a gift from God, that everyone who had lemons available to them from the beginning of time has used to clean and keep themselves healthy!

I love the smell of it too! And I have very fond memories of walking around Capri (which is covered in lemon trees) when I was studying in Italy, tasting lemoncello with a dear, dear friend.

yup. i thought you all needed some pictures of Capri right then and there. And me from 2006.

Alrighty, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about the essential oil!

It is exhaustive how much we could talk about Lemon EO, so I’m just going to share a few of my favorite uses. If you want to know more, ask me!

🍋Lemon Fun Facts: It takes about 75 lemons to make one 15mL bottle of Lemon Essential Oil. It is cold pressed from the rind rather than steam distilled. It is so high in Monoterpenes, you can use it to clean the blackest grime off of surfaces with ease! Young Living offers Lemon in the normal line as well as the Vitality line for consumption, but they are the exact same oil inside the bottles.

Lemon promotes feeling of fullness, stimulates creativity, cleans, purifies!, uplifts the body and mind, supports wellness(Vitamin C!) and cleanses toxins, energizes, aids in digestion, enhances flavor of food and drink…and the list goes on!

To use, {note: DO NOT take any oil internally that is not Young Living!} 🍋

  • Smell it! Boost your emotional system and make you feel happier. {hello Capri! lol}
  • Add to homemade hand soap for purification and the smell! Or just add to a water in a spray bottle to clean surfaces!
  • add a drop or two to your water glass for lemon water,  it helps you feel full.
  • I like to put a drop in a spoon of honey and mix in either tea, hot water, or eat straight up to help with a sore throat.
  • I really like to use it with peppermint and lavender to help with allergies! #bringonspring! Oh man does it help, you can make a rub with coconut oil to put on your chest to clear your sinuses, you can diffuse the mix, or you can take the three, a couple drops of each in a capsule.
  • Apply a drop to a greasy spot to disolve.
  • and a new idea I just learned: put a drop on your nail bed to make it stronger!

 

Young Living’s Lemon essential oil is made from the lemon rind so it is much easier on your teeth and stomach than regular lemon juice.

There are so many ways to use this refreshing oil! Let me know if you have any fun ways to use it!

 

If you’re interested in starting with oils:

  1. click here to begin the enrollment process
  2. select wholesale member to get the wholesale discount
  3. my member number is: 2293240 Thank you for using my number! 
  4. choose your starter kit! (Premium Starter Kit – $160 – this comes with the 11 oils, sample packets, and the diffuser!-you basically get the diffuser for free!)

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to contact me! 🙂 I’ll keep posting info in the coming weeks(hopefully) to tell you some of my other oily love!

xoxo-kimberly renee

ps- as a PRECAUTION: Lemon and other citrus oils is photosensitive, meaning it will attract UV rays from the sun exposure. Avoid applying directly to the skin that will be exposed to the sun within 24 hours.

Young Living's Seed to Seal Promise is one-of-a-kind. No other company offers this kind of purity and potency.

*pss- if you find “cheaper” oils on the market, let me just warn you. A lot of them include synthetics and things that are actually horrible for your body. You can do your own research but I just ask you to be careful. The whole point of using essential oils is to have all natural ways to help your health, if you use the fake stuff, you may get hurt. If you want more info on that, let me know.

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11 months already(!?)

she is SUCH a delight! 

Cora at 11 months:

  • runs. I’m not even joking
  • has 6 teeth
  • wears 12-18 month size
  • brings me books to read. it’s so cute because she brings it and then scoots her little booty back into my lap to prepare for reading time! haha
  • wrinkles up her nose and sniffs to make a pig noise. yes, I realize that pigs say “oink” but in a couple of our baby books, we read that they sniff and snort looking for food or along the ground, so when we read the book, Sophia and I used to sniff all over her and made her laugh. well, now she wants to find all the pigs in all the books. tee hee hee. it cracks me up!
  • is sleeping through the night! FINALLY!! we’ve done some serious sleep training the last week with Sophia in a different room. (which is why there is another bed in these pictures! sophia’s bed is in the guest room at the moment!)
  • loves to eat finger food or whatever we are eating. baby food? why do we insult her by even trying to feed her this?
  • shakes her head no. I can’t figure out if she is really saying no or just thinks it’s funny.
  • calls all the animals doggies.
  • constantly is taking off her shoes when we are out. le sigh.
  • still puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. oh when will this end?
  • lays her head down on my shoulder to snuggle and when i’m putting her down for night, will put her little arm around my neck as i’m rocking her to give me her version of a hug. it’s just about the sweetest thing ever.
  • is shy with her smiles but when she smiles for you it really lights up her face

she is a very sweet, happy baby.   “piggy face” haha.     i love her so much. i can’t believe it’s already been almost a year! time needs to slow down now! 

mama and daddy love you sweet baby girl. slow down! you don’t have to catch up with big sister!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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what 10 months looks like

10 months looks like this: lots and lots of walking (!!) 

i really can’t get over how mobile she is. She is getting faster every day!

Cora at 10 months:

  • loves to walk!
  • wears size 12/12-18. she just seems really long
  • loves to eat big people food! baby food? don’t give me that stuff! i want something to pick up like the rest of you!
  • says “doggy” and “daddy” ALL the time. they do sound slightly different, but she says it when she sees one of them… (or a horse, that’s a doggy too. or a strange tall man in the parking lot wearing glasses, that’s daddy too. lol)
  • wrinkles her nose and sniffs when somethings kind of funny…it’s so hilarious
  • thinks climbing the stairs is a game because one of us goes running to catch her and pick her up when she starts. she is getting so fast and just gets so excited for us to come get her! shoot!! how do i fix this?!
  • was a total ham for this photoshoot
  • has 5 teeth
  • loves her “Pat the zoo” book! she brings it to me and giggles. totally melts my heart.
  • still ADORES big sister. and wants to play with whatever big sister is playing with…so it begins.
  • dances when daddy plays guitar. her dance moves consist of squats. it’s so cute.
  • is still so LOUD when she wants something!
  • knows “all done” in sign language…but i’m pretty sure she thinks it means- “i’ve finished everything on my plate so give me more.” so when i ask her if she wants more she keeps doing it and just gets louder. it also means, “get this baby food out of my face NOW mom”
  • claps to music in the car or when sister sings
  • puts EVERYTHING in her mouth(still). as quick as she can. she is starting to be so sneaky about it and then is also a PRO at hiding it from my finger trying to fish it out. dude, when will this end?
  • this month has been much better for sleep for us. thank the Lord. she can usually go right back down with a little pat about once a night and then wakes up around 5 for a quick pre-breakfast before getting up around 6:30. so that is WAY better then August! seriously, we are PTL over here.
  • she is such a sweetheart!

 

  i mean, look at that face. such a ham.   Stop growing! just stay this sweet and cute and snuggly! ok…maybe we want you to learn how to master the stairs but then seriously, stop it. we adore you so much! i can never get enough snuggles in because you just want to move move move!

we love you, Cora!!

xoxo-kimberly renee

ps. if you want to see Sophie pictures at 10 months, click HERE. you will note, i was still able to get a laying down picture with her. she had barely started to walk at 10 months.

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my sweet helper

 

so my dearest little 3 year old likes to help.

a lot.

for the photos that i posted of Cora the other day, she was there by my side the whole time trying to help me. and then she begged me to let her have a turn in front of the camera! how could i resist? i know one day she will roll her eyes at me taking her picture or just not like it. so i’ll do it whenever i’m asked now! she’s so sweet right now.

when she’s not a  difficult, whiny, temper tantrum throwing, telling me “NO!”, independent, “i’ll do it myself”, complete and total three year old.

you know, the rest of the time.

she even told me the other day, when i told her to not do something to Cora, “but mom, i’m the little mama!”

LOL

Sophia Grace, you are just such a sweetheart and oh so loved. thank you for being my little helper with Cora!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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happy 11 years to the my adventure partner

O Darling, let’s be adventurers!

that sign hangs up in our bedroom. and oh the adventures we’ve had. i’m so thankful that you are my adventure partner, best friend, love of my life. i’m blessed to have you by my side.

Happy 11 years my love!

and just to be silly and reminisce about one of our very first adventures, i’m just going to drop these right here…       

  

tee hee. oh look at those babies.

here’s to 11 more years of adventures!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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Cora:: 6 months already!

 

Cora at 6 months:

    • is so big. i’m going to have to edit this to add her weight when we go to the dr next week. but she wears 9 month clothes.
    • is just the sweetest little thing. i am so in love with her temperament.
    • starting to be mobile! what?! she is rolling around and getting places that way. if you need proof, check out my instagram:.

She just wants to go so bad! I can’t get over how far she got from sitting up against those pillows! 😳😬🙈

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  • she cracks herself up when she looks at herself in the mirror
  • she loves kicking in the bathtub SO much! we all get wet and just giggle at her delight
  • she enjoys her squash and carrots baby food so far. we haven’t gotten too much farther with other foods yet, but she will eat a whole container of those at once! peas, she barely will take down a couple bites. she knows what’s good y’all.
  • she took her first plane flight this month. we went to Colorado after Easter! one of these days i’ll get those photos up…hopefully.
  • she noticed the dog this month and tries to grab his ears… she loves grabbing Sophia’s hair.
  • she “sings” in the morning when she’s awake. sometimes that’s at 4:30 AM. that is when i go put a paci in that cute little mouth and pray she will go back to sleep!

Corinne, sweet girl, we are so in love with you! Thank you for your daily, beautiful smile full of joy!

xoxo-Kimberly renee

ps- for those interested, here is Sophia at 6 months6months floor

 

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