I am a mom, wife, daughter, caregiver, and teacher. I love my family fiercely (including the two furry ones). This blog is about my attempt to balance these roles while trying to age gracefully and face new challenges in my life with hope and optimism.

I am passionate about Young Living essential oils and products. This company provides so many healthier choices for me and others, plus they also give back to the world which is something that is extremely important to me.  I found this company, along with many others that are making a difference for good throughout the world, as I researched healthier alternatives for my family.   I am so angry at what we are doing to our environment and our bodies with all the artificial this, synthetic that, and toxic everything .  The teacher in me wants to educate others about healthier options.

I am a caregiver to my husband who has fought testicular cancer, skin cancer, sarcoma, and now leukemia.  He received a stem cell transplant from his brother on April 26 at MD Anderson.  His recovery will be a long process; however, we are hopeful for a cure! We recently moved from our home state of Arkansas (Woo Pig!) to Houston to make it easier for him to receive the best care.

I am a first time organic gardener, decent cook,  and lover of books.  I enjoy traveling all over, but I’m a small town southern girl at heart .  My perfect day would be spent at the ocean on an uncrowded beach with my family having fun around me, a good book to read, fresh seafood and vegetables to cook for supper, and a cold margarita.  When those around me are happy, then I am at my best!