Friday, November 3, 2017


i guess you could say that's been the theme
of our days this fall.
from kids who play to parents who coach.
from friendships on the field to community on the sidelines.
from carpools to dinners on the go.
from wins, to losses to scoring in whatever net you wish.
from defensive coordinator to a soccer coach who teaches corner kicks 
and dresses up as a ghost
from sweating to bundled.
from helmets and pads to a cast and boo boo kisses.

tomorrow that signed soccer ball up there is coming with
me and a mission team to guatemala.
we'll be leading a vacation bible school
and serving our brothers and sisters.
from medway to guatemala.
from love to serving.
from prayers to faith.
from teamwork to blessings.
i sure am grateful.

here's a wee peek
at some teamwork pics from this fall.

Monday, October 9, 2017

mary poppins & oiling

there is lots & lots of halloween talk
happening in our house these days.
costume dreaming & scheming brings me 
back to my most favorite halloween costume ever.
that time i was mary poppins
& wes was sweet bert.

on rainy days like these,
i get to channel my inner mary 
when i carry my costume umbrella 
while out and about 
mary momming around town.

well let me tell you...
my oils often bring out an inner mary too.
i swear that woman had oils in her bag.
i mean...
spoonful of sugar.
cherry cordial.
ruuuuuuum punch.
tea parties on the ceiling.
"every task you undertake,
becomes a piece of cake."
and a beauty of a bottomless satchel. 

her bag had a little something for everything.
and that's how i feel about my oils.
a dose of this.
a diffusor mix for that.
a roller for this.
a blend for that.

so, with my trusty mary umbrella in reach,
and a quiet hum of "a spoonful of sugar"
here's a little peek at some of my most favorite
mama mary poppins' oily mixes.

germs, germs, go away!
immunity boost.
mommy brain be gone.
homework hustle!
ella's most favorite diffusor mix.
achy head, achy muscles!
soothing without ibuprofen.
pimple poooof!
a dollop on plumpy pimples.
wrinkle rest!
my most favorite facial serum.
fall fabulous!
favorite seasonal blend for our noses and our brains.
laundry love!
kickin' smells and smelling sweet.
too much tequila & tacos!
tummy & head relief after a fun night.
happy mama!
my most favorite mama up mood lifting mix.
happy kiddo!
a little bit of sunshine when the crabbies take over.
breath again!
for when junk settles in the pipes.
dreaming darlings!
for when "but mom, i'm not tired."
athlete ewwwww!
for bennett's smelly gear & freaky foot funk.
crank & check!
tackling to-do lists with a boost.
perfectly peaceful!
diffusing now while we play
a board game and root for the red sox.

and that's a oily mary wrap!
if any of you want to add some goodies to your
mary satchel let me know.
i'll fly right over!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

hello, how was your summer?

ring, ring, ring.
helllllloooooooo, how are you?
i'm good, you?
really good.
just having some dinner, enjoying these summer nights.
did you have a good summer?
oh we sure did.
tell me about it.
well, okay.
are you sure you can hold up that phone for a while?
do you need a headset?
here's a peek at our summer instabits...
as bountiful as our garden!