I recently realized the Cats page on the menu bar on the site had become outdated. I spent a little time updating the page, and if you’re interested, Sneaky invites you to check out the latest on the Love Cat Clan.
Why would you be interested in Young Living Essential Oils? I’ll offer three reasons.
- You want to remove harsh cleaning supplies from your home. When the product you’re using to clean your counter tops and cutting boards contains ingredients you shouldn’t ingest, why are you putting it on your food preparation surface? Thieves household cleaner and various essential oils you can add to easily made Do It Yourself blends (I love my soft scrub cleaner made with baking powder, distilled vinegar, Thieves Household Cleaner, and Lemon essential oil) are much healthier options, and they can be made for a fraction of the cost of the prepared cleaners. Most recipes for Thieves Household Cleaner suggest using a capful, which equals approximately half a tablespoon. In a 14.4 ounce bottle, I calculate that’s approximately 50 bottles of cleaning product.
- You want the benefits of nutritional products you can trust. Start with Ningxia Red and Master Formula for a solid foundation, then add targeted supplements based upon your personal needs to achieve nutritional balance in your body. Young Living has tasty snack bars, yummy granola, other building blocks for healthy cooking and eating, to include cooking pans.
- Finally, you want to be your own best customer, because I’m not sure why anyone would want to pay retail for these products if they had the opportunity to purchase them at wholesale prices (an average savings of 24%). You don’t have to be a business builder, but that’s an option if you want it. With Essential Rewards, you earn points on your monthly purchases which can be applied to earn free products, which enhances the value of everything you buy even more.
This month, we focus on Scroll VIII, which begins, “Today I multiply my value a hundredfold.” This scroll is about making the best use of our time and finding the best way to enhance our value to the world. We are compared to a grain of wheat with one difference. The grain of wheat cannot choose whether it is fed to swine, ground for bread, or planted to multiply. We humans have a choice. We were not born as food for swine. We were not born to be ground up and be food for others. We were born to multiply our value a hundredfold or more by planting ourselves in fertile soil and magnifying our gifts for the benefit of the world.
How are YOU multiplying your value?
I wasn’t going to have a Tech Stuff post this month, then my trusty Fitbit One “glitched.” I got it rebooted, and it appears to be working fine; however, I didn’t want it to suddenly die and leave me high and dry (it’s several years old), so I began researching a replacement. I narrowed my choices down to a Fitbit Blaze and a Fitbit Charge 2. I liked the screen size of the Blaze, but it seemed bulky. It also cost $50 more than the Charge 2. I noticed the Charge 2 has several display options, and I saw one I liked. I liked that both devices had enhanced sleep tracking. The Blaze and the Charge 2 are both supposed to track Sleep Stages; however, Fitbit has updated their website to reflect reality – the Charge 2 does not do this yet. I’m disappointed because that was one feature I wanted, but they seem to have been experiencing difficulty rolling that feature out. Despite that disappointing glitch, the auto sleep tracking feature is nice. Technically, the Fitbit One does this, too, but you have to manually add the log and do a little time guestimation to get everything to match up nicely.
I like the notification feature for incoming calls and texts as well as the reminder to move every hour if I haven’t taken 250 steps. I’m not sure if the increased step count I’ve noticed since getting the Charge 2 has anything to do with this or if it’s coincidental that I’ve been doing a ton of yard work over the last week, and the steps have really piled on.
After a morning of comparison, waffling back and forth, and talking to friends who have Fitbits, I (as you’ve already surmised) chose to go with the Charge 2. I liked the lower price and the more svelte design. I wanted the heart rate monitoring, so a device I can wear in my pocket wasn’t going to work. The One is still working, so if I have a time when I don’t want to wear a wristband, I can use that. I purchased a pack of replacement wristbands with my Charge 2, and I also bought a couple inexpensive leather bands. After demolishing the original band because I didn’t understand (even with looking at the instructions) how to get it off (Fitbit help graciously sent me a replacement band), I’ve been swapping bands pretty easily to change the look of the device. The display is remarkably capable, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by that. I think I’d have been equally pleased with the Blaze, but I’m glad I got the Charge 2.
Nothing significant to report for this month. San Antonio House: Lawn mowed and some trimming done. The Ranch: The shed is empty. We brought in a couple tractor implements — the easy ones. Four more to go. After fixing the wiring on the deer feeder controller — those rascally racoons … Continue reading →
In a development which will surprise no one, Daisy is now an inside cat. Mr. L expressed concerns that Zelda might reject her since she’s been gone so long as well as a couple other concerns. I need to put together another cat carrier. I have a couple damaged carriers, … Continue reading →
Remember, the Easter Egg Hunt is live until April 17th. With that public service announcement out of the way, let’s talk about this month’s promos, because there are some good ones. Two of these are only for people on Essential Rewards. To be on Essential Rewards, you must be a … Continue reading →
Daisy’s post-spay instructions said to keep her indoors for 10 days. It’s been an interesting experience. I was concerned about what Lady would do. I needn’t have worried. This kitten, who cries at the window to go out, has a growl equivalent to a cat three times her size. She … Continue reading →
Continuation is the icing on the cake once you complete the six-month Master Keys course. It’s the lifetime membership option and offers guided material until the next course opens. The lifetime membership is important because Mark and Davene are clear the Master Keys is about teaching us to be independent … Continue reading →
Other than our sad news about Nick earlier in the week, the cats’ lives have been quiet. At one time this week, we had four cats lounging on the tower at the same time. I think that’s a first. Rossie was in the bottom “bunk.” Lady was in the middle … Continue reading →