I'm not a big resolution person. Mainly because I know myself well enough to know I won't follow through if I don't want to, regardless of what I decide at the new year. However, the past few weeks I've thought about the new year a lot. Maybe it's because I will turn 40 and I'm … Continue reading Resolve to Evolve
I'm competitive. It's one of those things I seem too lazy to be, but there it is. I'm not an athlete, that's for sure. But I love a challenge. I love being told I can't and then shoving it back in your face later. I mean I don't shove it, I let the success do … Continue reading Speed Bump
Yep. Thieves. Thieves is probably the most well known product Young Living distributes. People who don't even know what Young Living is, know what Thieves is. It is so popular there is an entire line of products dedicated to using the Thieves formula. Cleaner, which people love, soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer...and the … Continue reading Thieves
Our family has lived through a weird five years. Some of it I've shared with you and some I'm still working up to sharing. All of this means every year by August, I am out of sick days and halfway through my vacation days. And I never, ever roll anything into the new year. I … Continue reading Sweet Freedom
Today was not my day. No amount of Spearmint and Stress Away could save this day. It's Monday, so that speaks for itself. I got to work and my phone and computer wouldn't connect to the internet and therefore the system. No one else was having an issue. Imagine that. Both run off the internet, … Continue reading This Day, Take 2
I honestly think my favorite part of this whole oily journey is sharing and then watching those people share the love. I love building a team and encouraging them to do the same. I love helping them achieve goals. Of all the things Young Living has done for me, I think my team is my … Continue reading Go team!
Since I started this journey, I've had multiple people say I seem happier. I don't know if it's the oils themselves or just the change in focus. The running joke is I told a friend one day in conversation that I liked talking to people. That is out of the ordinary for me. A lot. … Continue reading This Oily Life
I love that one popular store in the mall. No, not Victoria's Secret, the other one. The one with all the smellies and lotions and soaps, oh my! I seriously love it. I love my plug-ins that keep my house from smelling like dogs live here. I mean they do, but does that really need … Continue reading Smells Like Trouble
These days everyone has seen or heard of essential oils. They are sold all over the place in a wide range of prices. But what are they and what is the price difference all about?? Essential oils are the lifeblood of the plants (trees, shrubs, seeds, etc.) from which they are extracted. They are essential … Continue reading Why “Essential” Oils?
I know most people wouldn't consider me a dreamer. I'm a cut and dry, logical sort of person. But in my lifetime I've had a lot of big, illogical dreams. Some have come true and some haven't, but I never stop dreaming of something. I think I get that from my dad and the Irish … Continue reading Dream Big
I'm at a weird point. I'm doing something I really enjoy. Weird. Taking a hobby I've had for years and sharing it with a lot of people. Also weird. More people than I ever expected in a few short weeks. I find myself randomly recommending oils in conversation. Which is not me. Then there's the … Continue reading Oils of Our Lives
Never in a million years would I have guessed that I would like teaching. I hate talking in front of people. I almost failed speech in college. I literally want to vomit just remembering that class. And no one cares what I think anyway. But here I am, sharing and teaching about Young Living and … Continue reading A Teacher I Am Not
The past few weeks have been so much fun for me. I set a goal to be a better me and to make better decisions for my family. And I decided I wanted to share what I was learning, so I started a Facebook page (facebook.com/katiesoilyjourney) and a blog. Feel free to look me up … Continue reading A Better Me (and You)
I swear my husband asks me the name of this site just so he can laugh at me repeatedly. I get it. The name is odd. What is it about the word "oily" that sounds so...well, risqué and/or literally dirty? What I'm going to share on this page is waaaayyy left field from that. I'm … Continue reading The name