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It’s Finally Sandal Season and A Coffee Scrub Recipe!!

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It’s Finally Sandal Season and A Coffee Scrub Recipe!!

Is Sandal wearing time really a season?? I think why the heck not? We have flu season, why can’t we have sandal season? Sandal season is way more fun, don’t you think?

Not only is your feet suddenly exposed, but a lot more of your skin!

I’m giving you an awesome coffee scrub recipe that I’ve been using for years and years… why haven’t I shared it before now? I’m ashamed that I haven’t.

BUT I also am making the coffee scrub soap bars over in my etsy shop on SALE !

4 for $20 That’s a $5 per bar and they are nice sized bars!

I use the soap bar on my feet every day to combat the dry icky heels and on the sides of my big toes. I just want baby soft feet with no obvious dry or cracking. This makes it happen!

Caffeine helps with circulation, which helps cellulite not to happen… I think it helps with moving cellulite out, but that’s just my opinion.

A good scrub before shaving aids in a closer shave too!

The coffee scrub removes dry skin and adds moisture, which makes a lot of sense! I love it on my arms, elbows and hands A LOT.  It’s not hard to make, inexpensive and WORKS SO WELL.

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RECIPE: 

  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds, either fresh or used, or a combo of both
  • 1/2 cup sugar, I use raw and it’s pretty rough, but dissolves in the process
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, really, this is your choice

Mix together and put in a bowl or jar with a lid. Be careful with glass in the shower, your hands will be oily.

Scoop some out and apply to wet skin and rub in circles, increasing the circulation to that area. It’s really fabulous!

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My Recent Ah Ha Moment

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My Recent Ah Ha Moment

Every once in awhile, I slow down enough in my mind that I have an AH HA moment. That happened yesterday.

I was visiting with a friend, discussing that whatever effort we put on things will prosper; both good and bad.  I was thinking of both the Bible and the Law of Attraction.

Deuteronomy 28 quite simply states that you will be blessed by your obedience or cursed by your disobedience. So what ever you put your effort into, you will get the full reward of. If you choose to be obedient and follow the Lord’s commands, you will reap those rewards. If you choose to be disobedient and not follow the Lord’s commands, you will reap those rewards.

That really got me to thinking. What am I truly applying my efforts to? To be honest, it’s usually myself. I’m focused on Evelyn. And what Evelyn needs. What Evelyn wants. What Evelyn has grown tired of, etc. Are you with me here? Does it sound familiar? We as humans, easily slip into the zone of selfishness. Oh, we don’t think we are being selfish, but when our focus is only on ourselves, we can’t be of service to ANYONE. And I believe that is our one common calling. To serve our neighbors.

Who around us needs tending to? Who needs a hand with something? Who needs FOOD? Who needs some money to put fuel in their car to get them to the next pay day? Who has needs that we are not paying attention to? Who needs to just be heard? Or to feel loved? Who may need animal feed or hay? Y’all, it’s our job to see who needs our blessings.

When I have an little spark of wisdom like this, I start thinking of how this directly applies to me. What lesson do I need to learn from this?

As a little girl, I lived in a very harsh, negative world. But no one knew that. I had thought everyone knew that until I was an adult and realized that no one even knew anything about my life. My first thought to that reality was, good job Evelyn! Then it hurt a bit. I was very involved in church, school, sports… but no one knew me. They knew what I presented. I had learned that people liked happy, smiling little girls, so that’s what I presented.

I had a very difficult time in school and as a teen eventually quit going. I would lay in bed in the morning and was utterly amazed that not one person in my school cared where I was. Or that my mom didn’t care if I went to school, stayed home or even came home.

I lost my best friend about a year ago. Not to death, but to his own selfishness. A bunch of excuses as to why he couldn’t manage to text, call or ever want to get together. I was suddenly at that same sad place of amazement that no one cared about me. No one cared or even knew that I was laying in my bed, lost and amazed that not one person noticed my absence in life.

This seems dark and heavy, while it kinda is, stay with me.

Jump ahead to this morning.  I went to church and the message was about Jacob and Esau and pretty much… YOU WILL ALWAYS REAP WHAT YOU SOW.  Galatians 6:7

Wow! I immediately thought of yesterday’s spark of wisdom, which essentially is saying the same thing.

So I have to ask myself, what exactly am I sowing? NOTHING!!! I’m reaching NO ONE laying in my bedbeing miserable. I’m blessing NO ONE by being sad because a relationship has moved on. I’m serving NO ONE but myself and my pity.

To be honest,  I sow plenty of hatefulness, bitterness, anger, resentment, jealousy, bad attitude… so guess what I will be growing and harvesting? Thankfully, I know I have sown love, compassion, generosity, kindness and I hope that those will help sweeten the harvest of the not so good stuff. But, realizing that I am right where I am in life right now is ALL based on what I have sown.

I hope that with some effort, I can remind myself that I’m constantly planting and looking ahead for a good harvest.

What would you like to harvest in your future? How can you sow those seeds every day to plant a good, abundant crop? Make a goal and write it down!

Meanwhile, instead of having a pity party for things being as they are, I will rejoice that a new crop can be planted and it’s all up to me to get those seeds sown!

You Should Have Things Your Way

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You Should Have Things Your Way

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After a friend contacted me about not wanting to start with an essential oils starter kit, I realized that not many people may know THEY HAVE OPTIONS! Options are AWESOME!! Options help you to get what you want instead of being forced to get stuff you don’t want in order to get what you do want!

I’m here to show you those options!!

Here’s a video explaining how to enroll in the Wholesale Membership and Why. It’s under 5 minutes cause my phone was about to die, so it’s a quick video! HAHAHA!

I’m going to start with SAVVY MINERALS MAKEUP!! ITS AVAILABLE IN A STARTER KIT!!

Here is what’s included for $150 as of 04/29/2018

  • 1 FOUNDATION
  • 1 BLUSH
  • 1 LIP GLOSS
  • 1 MISTING SPRAY
  • 1 5mL LAVENDER
  • 3 EYE SHADOWS
  • booklets on how to use it in many different ways and information about the products

Next, is the THIEVES PREMIUM STARTER KIT!!! Oh my goodness, this is AMAZING!  If you’ve been wanting to swap out toxic cleaners, this kit will do it for you!

Here is what is included for $160 as of 04/29/2018:

  • Thieves 15-ml
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

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Next up is PREMIUM STARTER KIT WITH NINGXIA!!

Power your life with a delicious blend of nutrient-rich wolfberry puree, superfruit juices, and pure essential oils. Formulated to support wellness for every lifestyle, NingXia Red® is a unique, powerful drink that will help you make the most of every day. This Starter Kit includes favorite NingXia Red products, including our top-selling cognitive fitness booster, NingXia Nitro™!

Here is what’s included for $170 as of 04/29/2018

  • NingXia Red 2-pack
  • 30 NingXia Red Singles (2 fl. oz. ea.)
  • NingXia Nitro
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

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Last, but not least… as these are the most popular of PREMIUM STARTER KITS…

These are all the same, with the exception of the diffusers, which alters the pricing. I want this first one like a crazy woman! It’s so attractive to me!

Included in each kit listed below:

  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml
    • Raven™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oils Magazine
  • Essential Edge News
  • Member Resources

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Premium Starter Kit with Aria Diffuser $260

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Premium Starter Kit with Rainstone diffuser $205

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Premium Starter Kit with Desert Mist diffuser $160

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Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop diffuser $160

The link to enroll in the WHOLESALE MEMBERSHIP: 

http://bit.ly/YLcalamityjanesfarm  

Which of these Premium Starter Kits are a good fit for you?

Support the Man!

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Support the Man!

PROSTATE HEALTH

Here is a video about prostate health. 

Have you put much thought to the male glandular system? It’s not really a common topic, but it’s pretty important to maintain healthy, normal prostate health.

 Prostate Health is an essential oil supplement featuring powerful saw palmetto and pumpkin seed oil—ingredients known for their support of a healthy prostate gland.  A proprietary blend of pure geranium, fennel, myrtle, lavender, and peppermint essential oils provides the body with key components. These precision-delivery vegetable soft gels quickly absorb into the system, thereby supporting healthy inflammation response and normal urinary tract function.

For maximum benefit, Prostate Health should be taken consistently over time.

Caution: If you’re taking medication or if you have a medical condition, consult a health-care practitioner prior to use. Saw palmetto may possibly affect the blood’s ability to clot and could interfere with any blood-thinning drugs you may be taking, including Warfarin (Coumadin), Clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin. This product is intended for men. Not for use by women or anyone under 18 years of age.

For more information and pricing: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/prostate-health

For RETAIL or WHOLESALE orders: http://bit.ly/YLcalamityjanesfarm

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Wild Fermented Wine or Juice? Part 2

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Wild Fermented Wine or Juice? Part 2

This has been a pretty exciting project! I feel like I’m going to have a very successful wine and the cherry trees are full of beautiful blossoms and new green cherries!

Click here for PART 1

The plan was to allow the mixture to ferment for 4 days, but I got sick and I left it for 5 days, but I think I did manage to give it stir everyday, but it’s a foggy memory. It was a rough week.

But I did notice on day 4, which happened to be a hot day here and the kitchen was pretty warm and there was some good action going on in the jar! I was EXCITED!

Let’s get started on the next steps!

INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice ( fresh or not, but 100% pure lemon juice)
  • 4.5 cups sugar

You’ll need some type of strainer to set over something big, like a pot.

  • Pour the mixture into the strainer and start mashing until you just can’t anymore. Let it finish dripping.
  • Give your container a rinse and make sure it’s going to be large enough to fit the strained juice and the sugar and the water.

For this next step, you have choices.

  • You can dissolve the sugar in the water in a heavy pot on the stove, basically making a simple syrup and allowing to cool completely before using OR you can just dump it all in and stir until the sugar dissolves.

My choice was to make a syrup, but my goal wasn’t reducing the water or anything.           Simply dissolving the sugar and then let it cool while I was straining and mashing.

  • When there is no juice left in the pulp, pour the juice into the container that you will want it in for 3-4 more days for more fermenting.

I just used a colander with great success!

*don’t throw the pulp away! the chickens would appreciate it and if you don’t have chickens, you can feed your worms or just add it to the compost pile. If you have none of those, keep following me here so I can help you get some or all of those!

  • Now, just cover the container again, the same way. Try to stir it every day and give it 3-4 days to get active.

now is a great time to order your airlocks with a stopper. If you don’t have a carboy or something similar, you might want to start rounding that up. You can go to amazon and type air lock in the search and find some choices. 

Let’s Build a Worm Bin!

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Let’s Build a Worm Bin!

It’s no secret. I am a little fascinated by worms. Not really all worms though, composting worms.

Eisenia foetida (also known as red wiggler, brandling or manure worm) and Lumbricus rubellus (manure worm).  Don’t get night crawlers, they eat differently and need deep soil to tunnel in.

The goal here is to have efficient eaters, working fast and diligently to create vermicompost for you to use.

I’ve been pretty lazy about my worm bin for the past year and finally got around to making a bin to be in the house or even the porch, but mine is in the laundry room and it works very well there. You can make smaller bins to fit under your sink, or where ever you want to house it. My big bin is out in the barn with fencing over it so the chickens can’t get the worms.

Here’s a picture of it. It’s nothing exciting, but I have a ton of worms!

I’m gonna show you how I made my newest worm bin from a couple buckets that I had on hand.

First, you will need a dog and 2 buckets! It’s super simple to add a faucet to a bucket and it is super handy later, as a lot of draining happens and you’ll want to use that liquid on a plant or two. You sure don’t have to have a faucet though.

 

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Next, you need to drill some drain holes. It doesn’t exactly matter about the size cause you’ll be putting screen over the holes so the worms don’t end it in the liquid and drown or something tragic like that!

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I found an old window screen in my barn and cut a circle out for the INSIDE BOTTOM of the bucket with the holes.

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Now the fun stuff! Use some newspaper, paper shreddings,  for putting in next, on top of the screen. I used a paper feed sack and tore it into pieces. It’s fun that you really can use things that you have on hand!

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If your worms and the dirt they’re in isn’t very wet, add some water to the paper and get it a bit wet, not soggy. My worms and their dirt was pretty wet, so I added them on top of the dry paper. There is just really nothing horrible going to happen either way, but just remember that your worm habitat needs to be like a squeezed out sponge. A bit more then damp.

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Next, I add some used hay, so it’s almost chopped looking, but only a handful. I don’t want to create a hot environment by adding too much green matter. But I want them to always have a way to be happy and never soaking wet.

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If you have heard about compost getting hot and stuff like that, it’s very true. So we want the worms to break things down and if it gets hot in there, they’ll die. I have caught some outdoor compost piles on fire by accident of course, but it burnt an entire wall of a barn…but that’s a story for another day.

Next, you can add some food for them. They love coffee grounds and at my house, they get a lot of those! Also vegetable trimmings, fruit scraps. Molded, uncooked produce is one of their favs!  No fats, meats, citrus. And egg shells don’t break down well, but it’s aerates things, so add those if you want, but crush first.

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coffee filters, fermented cherry pits and skins, coffee…

As I add food for them, I add a bit more paper to the top. Kind of layering, but there really isn’t hard rules here. But just try to keep a balance going.

finished bucket bin

You will then sit the bucket with the holes, screen and all the worms inside the bucket with the faucet. That’s it! Super simple!

Do you have worm bins? I’m anxious to know who else raises worms!

Boost Your Stamina and Enhance Performance

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PowerGize 

Super great for anyone working out or training! Your muscles will thank you!

PowerGize

  • maintains balanced energy levels for physical performance and endurance
  • boost stamina and enhance sports performance
  • supports healthy muscles; increase muscle size and strength
  • enhance muscle tone and rate of muscle recovery
  • promotes mental clarity, concentration and alertness
  • healthy response to stress
  • healthy testosterone levels in both men and women

Essential Oils within PowerGize:

  • Goldenrod: supports the circulatory system, urinary tract, liver function and is calming for the body and mind.
  • Idaho Blue Spruce: can increase levels of testosterone in both men and women, boosts energy and confidence and can enhance ‘bedroom time’.
  • Cassia: good for concentration and relaxation

Also found in PowerGize are the herbs Ashwagandha and Longjack  for mental alertness, clarity and immune support.

For more information and pricing: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/powergize-60-ct

To order RETAIL or WHOLESALE: http://bit.ly/YLcalamityjanesfarm

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