Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy Planning

Every year I swear I'm going to get my life together.  Last year a bought an Arc customizable notebook from Staples.  It's just a cover with slots for the discs.  I printed out the calenders and hole punched away.  Used it for a month then stopped.  This year I'm reusing the same notebook but went to Michael's when they were having a sale on their planners.  I bought the Create 365 calendar extension pack (2) which are 6 black calendars with non-dated monthly and weekly calendar  pages, and 2 sticker sheets which have the months and dates.  I also bought the 1050 piece sticker pad.  They have different themes but I went with a neutral one.  Figure if I want to be super creative I'll just use the cricut and print out my own stickers for special occasions (will have to wait till I have a bunch to print, that way I won't waste sticker paper). Hoping having to sit down each week and put stickers in my planner will help me to actually use it and remember more things that I should be doing.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Card Making

               So I’m finally card making.  I bought a card making magazine called make special cards at Joann like a month ago and finally have a chance to sit down and make something.  I love magazines like this because you get a set of stamps along with paper, cardstock, embellishments and much more for only a couple of dollars!  Here’s a sneak peek at some of the treats that are inside.

My lovely Instagram photo. You can find me on Instragram at nikcole_russ (just search for me)

Inside of the magazine that shows you what to do.


Coordinating paper and embelishments



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Essential Oil Journey

     About this time last year I discovered essential oils through a friend of mine.  While crafty she was talking about her health and using oils to help herself with allergies and some other problems.  After going online to the Young Living website I decided to give it a try. 

     I signed up and ordered the welcome kit which came with a diffuser and essential oils.  The diffuser was awesome especially for a small room and the oils were 5ml. Which is enough to try them out and see how you like it.  They usually run specials so that's a good time to sign up and try them.  After you order your kit there is no obligation to buy or sell anything. You will become a member and have a member site where you can become an essential rewards member (it's a monthly commitment) or just buy the oils as you run out.

      I will say that I got the kit and then looked online for what more I can use them for (Hello Pinterest!) .  I don't ingest the oils but use them in lotions and on my dogs, beside diffusing them in the air. Oils for cleaning or making bath salts I actually get from Healing Solutions. I like the company but it is wise to do your own research and pick a company that you feel comfortable using and that meets your budget. The picture below is the basic starter kit.

The Basic Starter Kit offers all the product samples and literature you need to begin experiencing the wellness, purpose, and abundance Young Living has to offer.
Your Basic Starter Kit includes:
  • 5-ml Stress Away™
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 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