The Experience of a Lifetime

Some of you might be wondering what we are we really doing on this extended European trip.  The answer is, we don’t know! Is it a vacation? Sort of. A time to rest, yes. Is it a homeschooling opportunity? Absolutely. The experiences our children are ...

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Bucket List Item in Spain

Today was a highlight of our trip! There are a couple of destinations on this trip that we did specifically for a family member. Once we discovered that it was significantly less expensive to fly into London than Rome, it opened up some opportunities...

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Can I Give Up The Control Freak In Me?

That last quarter of the 2022 was especially challenging for Damian and I. It was one of the hardest seasons, emotionally, that I had been through in probably 16 years. There were multiple reasons, but I told Damian, “even though this is hard and we ...

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Re-Evaluating What Really Matters

We did it. We bought the big house and remodeled the entire 3600sq ft. It sat on 0.9 acres in Westlake Village, one of the nicest areas in Southern California. We had beautiful plans for the backyard. It was the most special place for the kids to pla...

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Could We Be Trading California For Italy?

There is so much I can say about the journey that we are currently on, that I’m not quite sure where to even begin. Which is why I want to blog it. To keep track of and get out there, the many lessons we have learned, but also the pure love that God ...

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3 Biblical Truths That Will Change Your Life

These three principles have completely changed my life in the 12 months. Let me explain how. In March 2022, we started going to a new church, called Atmosphere (we love our church fam)!! Within a couple of months, I attended a women’s conference, and...

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Reflections on the seasons of life

Lately, I’ve been wrestling with the concept of seasons. In our part of Southern California it has been particularly long season of gray. A very wet winter transitioned into “May gray” and “June gloom.” I have had enough of this gray season and am ea...

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A Guy's Summer Tool Kit

It has been a long winter here in California. Usually we are well into the consistent sunshine but the sun has been reluctant to come out this year. The groundhog must have seen his shadow (I honestly don't know.). Now that the sun is coming out more...

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DIY Lash serum for massive growth!

So many beauty products are filled with chemicals. But it is possible to achieve the same effects without those toxins! When you use doTERRA essential oils in your DIY products, you can have truly effective beauty care to help you age well! It’s all ...

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EMOM to the rescue for your workouts

Written by Damian Fante If you're like me you're thinking, "What in the world is 'EMOM'?" EMOM is an acronym for every minute on the minute. This is how I've been managing most my workouts, especially when I'm short on time. Gone are the days of me t...

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MetaPwr and brain health

I was listening to a podcast from @womenofimpact and her guest @glucosegoddess, and learned that women are twice as likely as men to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and live longer! I had no idea women were more susceptible to suffering from Alzhe...

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Homemade Bone Broth

I started making bone broth on a regular basis about 6 years ago when I was researching ways to support our youngest son’s pervasive food allergies.  There are a slew of potential reasons you can find on the internet about why food allergies could oc...

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Oils and the Bible for Emotions

Coffee, oils and Jesus. You’ll find phrase everywhere - on shirts, coffee mugs, and memes!  And it is so true for us!  When we first started using doTERRA’s essential oils 11 years ago, it was mainly for physical purposes. We were looking for ways to...

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Nut Butter Chocolate cups

We had so much fun tonight making some almond butter chocolate cup and peanut butter cups inspired by a recent recipe from @hukitchen.  They were VERY yummy and super easy to make! We will have them out at Thanksgiving if they last that long! 😂 I ma...

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