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4:14:00 PM

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

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Works everytime or so it seems. LOL I start singing 'Let it Snow' and indeed it does start snowing. I know it's not really cuz I'm singing. The snow would run and hide. LOL
It's not snowing much but I'm liking it. 
Ok if you hate snow you might wanna clobber me.
Bear with me. I am a snow lover just hate dealing with the cold like everyone else.
#LetItSnow
10:29:00 AM

Whose Got a Tree and Snow?

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Whose got your tree up?
I do but no snow.
Someone stole the snow that belongs to Iowa lol

#ChristmasTree #NoSnow
1:43:00 AM

Update to the Blog

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9:08:00 AM

Ring in the Holiday Season

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It's time is to begin ringing in the holidays.
Not necessarily with more hustle and bustle. 
Rather how about making some time for calm & quiet.
Keeping this in mind I've brought together some essential oils, diffusers to make the continuation of your holidays the best. Of course these make awesome gifts for those you care aboutFree Shipping is Continues for through Dec.12!
I'm a bit behind in adding more oils but no worries I'll be adding more throughout the next few weeks so don't stay away.








Christmas Spirit Essential Oil
5 ML
$13.49
Christmas Spirit Essential Oil


Christmas Spirit™ is a sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils that tap into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season. With Christmas Spirit on hand, simply open a bottle and start diffusing!

How to Use

For aromatic use. Diffuse or sprinkle on logs in the fireplace, on Christmas trees, on cedar chips for dresser drawers, or on potpourri. Use all year round.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.

Ingredients

Orange (Citrus aurantium), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), and spruce (Piicea mariana).


Peppermint Esssential Oil
 15 ML
$28.29
Peppermint Essential Oil

Fresh, nostalgic, and instantly recognizable, Peppermint essential oil’s scent invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace. Used topically, Peppermint oil creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, making it a favorite for sports massage and an important part of Young Living’s Raindrop Technique®.(More coming on Raindrop Technique soon)
When your day is dragging—through a workout, class, or day at work—enjoy some Peppermint oil benefits by applying it to your head and neck. The refreshing aroma will give you a boost of positivity! Peppermint is also a great option for diffusing on its own or with compatible scents such as Lavender, Rosemary, Spearmint, or Sage!
Peppermint is a key ingredient in PanAway®, AromaEase®, Aroma Siez™, Relieve It™, and Deep Relief™ Roll-On essential oil blends.

Peppermint uses:

  • After a tough workout, dilute a few drops of Peppermint in V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, and use it in a refreshing post-workout massage.
  • Create your own home spa! Add Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata to hot bath water and enjoy the relaxing, invigorating scent and aromatic steam.
  • Peppermint is in the same family as both Lavender and Rosemary. Diffuse the oils of these powerful botanicals together for a fresh aroma that uplifts the spirit.


How to Use

Diffuse, directly inhale, or apply topically.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use with infants.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.

Ingredients

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)† leaf oil
† 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil


Frankincense Essential Oil
15 ML
$96.71
Frankincense Essential Oil

It’s no surprise that Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) has been sought after since ancient times. The complex aroma of this oil can elevate many aspects of your life. Diffuse Young Living Frankincense oil to refine your sense of purpose or add it to your beauty routine for a luxurious experience.
Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. Create a safe and comforting environment when you diffuse or inhale this empowering oil—a perfect opportunity to collect your thoughts. When you seek purpose or engage in prayer or meditation, use this oil to enhance your experience.
In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, the benefits of Frankincense essential oil include maintaining radiant skin. Its ability to smooth the look of healthy skin makes this oil a key part of our Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™.
Frankincense is also an important ingredient in Awaken™, Brain Power™, Forgiveness™, and Highest Potential™.

Frankincense Essential Oil Uses:

  • Invite elevated spiritual experiences every day by diffusing this oil in your home or office.
  • Add Frankincense to your daytime lotion or night cream for a custom moisturizer that highlights your natural beauty.
  • Incorporate Frankincense into your yoga ritual by diffusing this oil during your routine and following up with a post-practice massage.

How to Use

Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Flammable: Do not use near fire, flame, heat, or sparks. Do not store above room temperature.

Ingredients

Boswellia carterii† (Frankincense) oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Myrrh Essential Oil  15 ML
$85.20  
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh has a long history of use in skin care for its moisturizing properties to cleanse dry skin. It was highly regarded in biblical times and has an aroma that brings a deeper sense of spirituality.

How to Use

Diffuse, directly inhale, or apply topically.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.

Ingredients

Commiphora myrrha† (Myrrh) oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Sacred Frankincense
5ML
$55.59
Sacred Frankincense Essential Oil

Sacred Frankincense™ essential oil comes from the distillation of the resin of the Boswellia sacra frankincense tree. This oil is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level.

How to Use

Diffuse, directly inhale, or apply topically.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Flammable: Do not use near fire, flame, heat, or sparks. Do not store above room temperature.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.

Ingredients

Boswellia sacra† (Sacred frankincense) oil


†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil


V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
$28.62
V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex can be used to create custom massage oils or to dilute essential oils for sensitive skin.


How to Use

For direct application blend 1 drop essential oil in 1–8 teaspoons V-6. For topical applications, apply 15–30 drops of essential oils to 1/8–1/4 cup V-6. Stronger oils (e.g., Cinnamon, Clove, Oregano) require more dilution than gentler oils. Shake well before using.


Ingredients

Fractionated Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sesamum Indicum‡ (Sesame) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, and Olea Europaea‡ (Olive) Fruit Oil.

‡ Organically grown in accordance with the California Organic Foods Act of 1990.

Home Diffuser

$83.88
Dimensions: 13.5cm Diameter x 17cm Tall
Home Diffuser

Young Living’s new Home Diffuser, with its rose-inspired design, combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a relaxing atmosphere. Its ultrasonic technology breaks any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, disperses them into the air, and activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Custom designed with ambient light control, and alternating 30-second on/off and continuous run settings, Young Living’s Home Diffuser can transform any space into a spa-like atmosphere. The Home Diffuser comes with free 5-ml bottles of Peppermint and Tangerine essential oils.

Rainstone Diffuser 
$223.36
Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 6.69 in. (12.8 x 12.8 x 17 cm)
Rainstone Diffuser

Combining state-of-the-art ultrasonic technology and traditional Chinese craftsmanship, Young Living’s Rainstone™ Diffuser provides a balanced convergence of the grounding element of earth with the enveloping and soothing powers of essential oil-infused mist. Created with an exquisite and rare purple clay found only in a small region of China, each Rainstone Diffuser is handmade using ancient craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation for more than 1,000 years.
The Rainstone requires 4-5 hours and dozens of hand-produced manufacturing steps to create--a skill set that requires at least three years of experience for each technician to perfect. Young Living’s Rainstone has a robust feature set, including continuous ultrasonic diffusion at 1.7 million waves per second; 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 hour settings with automatic shutoff; five soft LED light settings (blue, yellow, purple, alternating each color, and off); a negative ionizer; and a remote control. The Rainstone’s elegant design and handcrafted artistry make it an exquisite piece of art to complement any décor and transform any space into an inviting, aroma-filled atmosphere.
Contents: 1 Rainstone™ Diffuser, 1 water cup, 1 remote control, 1 cleaning brush, 1 power adaptor
The Rainstone™ Diffuser comes with free 5-ml bottles of Peppermint and Tangerine essential oils.



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4:52:00 AM

Good Morning!

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Good Morning! Have you put up your Christmas tree? Do you do a live tree or artificial?
I have a huge tree outside we've been putting lites on for last few years. This year I think I want a little real tree in living room.
If you have your tree up or when you do put it up, share your pictures. :)



#Beyourfavoriteself #ChristmasTree #GoodMorning
7:15:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving

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Have a wonderful and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
#thanksgiving

10:13:00 PM

New Generations: A Generation Better Prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse than an Hour without Electricity

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Sharing Selco's continuation of his last article. It is again so worth the read!

As a continuation from my previous article, here are some thoughts about things that you CAN expect when SHTF. One more reason for writing this is in response to fact that people say that I write a lot about what is NOT gonna be like when SHTF. So here are some points to balance that.
These are my observations from my surroundings here, but I also see and hear this type of thing happening in many places. The clearest example right now is the ‘protestors’ taking to the streets after the recent US election…

 “Our generation is better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than an hour without electricity”

I know that every generation looks at the youngsters that come after them as being ‘weaker’ and  ‘softer’ than themselves, so a 90 year old man with lots of real life experience may look at me like I am some kind of wimp, because my childhood was spent with pinball, video games on Commodore computer and Rambo movies on VCR, while he maybe was growing up without electricity, without TV , playing with sticks etc.
I may find myself in similar loop, because I was in the middle of the war searching for shelter and food when I was young man, while young men today find themselves in the middle of reasons for living in rare and beautiful places ‘avoiding’ wireless connections, and searching for best selfie shot…
Here in my region for last few months, elections were completed. I believe , when confrontation between parties and candidates gets more heated terminology and stories get less logical but more hard and provoking. (And this is almost the same everywhere I feel)
Suddenly there is more talk about how a candidate looks, or about their sex life or similar, instead of discussion about their political agenda, solutions for destroyed economy, or how to stop young folks from emigrating from this crazy region.
Here that means that hate and anger being used political campaign at all sides, which brings old war stories back and stories about new war.
And of course there are whole bunch of young folks who do not have clue about what war looks like, but they like the “drums call to war”, stories about patriotism, sacrifices for the “tribe”.
In short-there are lot of young folks who see possible war as a something romantic, something “high” and noble.
There was lot of same young folks just before my SHTF time, clueless folks who do not know too much about violence and what that brings… I was one of them.
I lost all illusions from my youth pretty fast when people start  to die around me, so words like noble, honor, death and life , friendship gets new meaning or you discover their real meaning.
Point of all above is that today when SHTF it is going to be quite different then 25 years ago, because things changed, even here where time goes kinda slower.
Let s check few things about young folks today, with possibility that I my sound like “grumpy old man” which I am not, at least I am not old 😉

How things work, or differences between generations

70 years before

My grandparents grew up in home without electricity, in rural settings. They owned cattle, sheep, and chicken. They grew all their food, they grown their own tobacco.
Trip to doctor was not so often a thing, from few reasons: they were healthier, they did not seek medical attention for every nonsense, they had they own herbal medicines, and yes physician was pretty far and pretty luxurious item.
They had weapons, because weapons were part of their everyday life. They hunted.
When WW2 started my ancestor was in resistance movement “in the woods”.
His stories years later were like fairy stories to me, stories about endless walking  and fighting trough the encirclement’s of German forces. Stories about bayonet fighting because of no ammo.
Freezing in the deep snow in the woods because they could not start fire, and how they cut off black frozen fingers with knives, how enemy did not take prisoners…
He suffered PTSD until the day he died, he become heavy drinker. He survived WW2 but I think he kept most interesting and most horrified stories about survival to himself.
He kept hidden (in the ground) a German machine gun for 40 years after the War ended, and had an illegal German Luger pistol on him until he died, even though that was highly “punishable” by the system in that time.
He did not hate Germans, but also did not want to watch German movies, or hear German language anymore.

30 years before

When I was kid, maybe 7-8 years old, my father started to take me to fishing. Nothing big, simple small fish catching. We did not even (in our home) either need that fish or like it too much to eat, but on  Sundays we would catch few fishes, clean it. cook it and eat it.
My father was not even a passionate fisherman, it was more like simple hanging out time with him, he did not know too much about fishing, and I did not learn too much about fishing methods, types of hooks, baits, knots etc.
But what I learned is that there is fish there, it is easy, more or less to catch it in a very simply way. It can be cleaned, cooked and eaten.
Some of the procedures may not looked nice for a kid, but it was kind of learning how things work in nature and life. There is fish there, and you can catch it, kill it and eat it.
And that’s it.
Nothing too deep in it.
Through my growing up, I learned how to make bread, basics about cooking, fixing things and similar, small first aid things, school system was organized in a way that in primary school we had classes about “civil defense” or basics about defense from the invading force (socialistic system was organized on a way that in case of invasion on the country doctrine of “total war” was supposed to be implemented, so every civilian should become fighter, or similar).
Obligatory army basics was for every grown up male, usually lasting around one year. You were soldier for one year, or “grunt”, and in the military reserves for the rest of your life.
As a result of growing up on that way, I had at least some kind of clue what is going on when SHTF, I mean I know some things. Still I found myself completely overwhelmed with everything that was happening around me: killing, suffering, shootings, violence…

Today

When I sit at the local coffee shop these days, I can see this new generation around me. Generation that is loudest and main candidate actually when it comes to be sheep, or cattle, or cannon fodder(?) if you like.
They main preoccupation is to have a cool type of beard, or to be in the “niche”. Popular is to be in animal rights movement, not because they care about animals, but because it is popular.
The main task of the year is to know what kind of underwear is on their favorite star from the local reality show, which, by the way you do not know is it man or woman, because it is cool like that, it brings ‘mystery’.
For last almost 20 years, serving of mandatory military service stopped, both because of costs and probably as a way to try to “pacifize” our society. To have(own) personal weapon is task that will take you about a year of endless paperwork and checking from the state. The system, in short,  does not want you to own a weapon.
This young generation is screwed when SHTF and we are too, with them.
Great majority of them do not have a clue what is hunting, if you take them fishing they may feel like they are finding and killing Nemo probably. Making sandwich is probably most complicated food preparing procedure they know and so on and so on.
They may think that things like electricity and city services work by some kind of miracle from the thin air, as opposed to a complicated, technical system, which is very fragile.
Their knowledge about possible SHTFs and collapses are learned not from real life stories or experiences, but from the Walking dead TV shows.
If a Zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow they would be crushed just with the absence of wireless connection…

What is all about?

We are been taught (or we think) that progress is endless. That world is going into the directions where violence, diseases, wars, are going to be a matter of history and left to the ‘dark ages’.
At first glance it makes perfect sense that my grandparent knew what kind of tree bark to eat while he was starving in freezing cold in WW2, and later had illegal weapon for ‘just in case’ until the day he died. While on the other end of the story we have young folks who are completely not capable to survive anything without the help of the system.
New ages are coming, age of science and great achievements in every field.
Blah blah.
We are actually living in bubble that is over inflated, and being poked more and more with things like terrorism, economic depression, big migrations, new Cold war, new types of diseases etc.
One day pretty soon that bubble is going to burst and then this new generation will have two choices: either to die in huge numbers, or to look for the resources in a way that looks the ‘most easy’ to them, and that is actually by taking it from another.
And that is actually the real zombie apocalypse! This large number of desperate folks who will ‘swarm’ to and demand the resources of anyone that has the things they ‘need’. We here in the school are always saying, one of the big problems with Urban Survival is the ‘presence of people’. It is very important folks study the types of people they are going to come across in any challenging times ahead…
These are some of my observations on our current generations. As always we love to hear from you all in the comments on your views and experiences. 
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