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    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), wife, mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

DIY Skin Cream | Essential Oil

My 4 year old son has extremely sensitive skin… Just from wearing denim jeans, his legs become rough w/ red patches that get really sore & itchy for him, almost like an eczema.

I picked up some mason jars at a local store, and used the following recipe:

1 cup organic Coconut Oil
15 drops Lavender Oil
15 drops Melrose (which is a blend of melaleuca/tea tree oil, rosemary, and clove)

Whip the coconut oil in a stand mixer (or bowl).  Add in drops of essential oil, and blend well.  Store mixture in the glass mason jar.  (Melrose is a blend of

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I apply this directly to my son’s skin after baths & sometimes before getting him dressed in the mornings.  It has done wonders for his skin, and I feel more confident using this blend over store bought lotions.
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* Disclaimer: The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. I am not a medical professional. I am just sharing my experiences.

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Sweet moment…

“We don’t even need it, but God loves us SO much that he gives us second chances.. ” “and He wants us to have internal life” (hehe… eternal, but she understands what it means!)
“I want to see Jesus and go to heaven someday”…

Ashlyn was telling me what she learned about Jonah today at church.  There is truly nothing that makes my mama heart swell more than hearing these sorts of things from my children’s mouths..  Love, love, love to see them growing in Christ! <3

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Kindergarten Spring Concert | Ashlyn

Her very first Kindergarten program… She was so excited about the songs that they would sing.  We even got a sneak preview “in home” prior to the concert;) The kids did such a great job singing, and were so proud to be on the risers..   Since she looked so dang cute, we had to do a quick portrait session when we got home.  Can we say sassy?  Ohhhhh  yes… plenty of that!:)

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Young Living Essential Oils | Premium Starter Kit

Often I’m asked, “Where do I start?”… This  is the collection that I first purchased when becoming a wholesale member/distributor w/ Young Living.  It’s a great deal!  The Everyday Oils kit by itself retails for $163.16, while the Premium Starter Kit includes this collection, as well as a home diffuser, lots of samples, and an additional oil, Citrus Fresh.. I LOVE this one.. It’s an amazing blend of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, mandarin, and spearmint.  The Premium Starter Kit is definitely the best way to go, and really has so many of the most common oils that you will love to use on a daily basis.

Everyday Oils Essential Oil Collection includes:
1 – 5 ml Frankincense
1 – 5 ml Lemon
1 – 5 ml Lavender
1 – 5 ml Melaleuca Alternifolia
1 – 5 ml Peppermint

1 – 5 ml Joy™
1 – 5 ml Purification®
1 – 5 ml PanAway®
1 – 5 ml Thieves®
1 – 5 ml Stress Away™

Premium Starter Kit includes:
Everyday Oils collection, Home Diffuser, Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Distributor Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, Citrus Fresh 5-ml, AromaGlide Roller Fitment, two Lavender Sample Packets, two Peppermint Sample Packets, two Peace & Calming Sample Packets, two Lemon Sample Packets, two Thieves Sample Packets, Sample Packet Business Cards, two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples, Distributor Agreement, Product Guide and Product Price List

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