Creating a Kitchen

Here are a few kitchen remodel process photos that I found… Throwing it back this sunny Thursday afternoon!

Every good handyman needs a few sassy women backing him up!

Power lifter. 

Look at these cute little boxes just waiting to be part of the bigger story of our life!

Thinking inside the box.

Lots of fun to look back at this different now!

We got our entire appliance package (fridge, range, and dishwasher) for about $600. The fridge and dishwasher were salvaged/scratch & dent, and the range was on deep discount). We are SO thankful for these amazing pieces of our kitchen! Love them.

Our sink was another salvage's a 10" deep Blanco stainless steel beauty. For THIRTY dollars!! I had my heart set on a farmhouse sink, but when I saw this one, I knew I could make the sacrifice :)

My sweetie making us a home. 

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And I know you have already seen this photo…but it's for comparison. Before and after! I need to take a wide-angle and compare them.

We have since added more open shelving above the dishwasher. And curtains. And food. 

Feel free to ask any questions you like about the remodel… I probably won't get around to doing a step-by-step through the process anymore than I already have. What a crazy journey it's been! 


Home Again + FREE Oils!

We're BACK! Wahoooooo! What a month it has been. Every day an adventure...and every day a new focus on God's grace and goodness in our lives, even amidst the struggle. Emma's hospitalization has given us a new respect for modern medicine and a renewed passion to live life to the fullest! So many life lessons packed into this past 30 days. I will write about it later gator! ;)
But for the short video to hear about this AWESOME dealio that I'm offering you this month. It's only available to the first TEN people. And it's a goodie. As in...FREE! So listen fast! It's only for my readers...not a company-wide promo...and I'm doing it because I'm about to reach a BIG goal that I set for myself with doTERRA. Thank you in advance for being a part of my journey!

There is also $50 in free oils of your choosing that doTERRA is giving all new wholesale members who enroll with 100PV (any starter kit). And there is no can get them within 48 hours! This is a cool thing you guys...nothing else required! 

So good to be least for the next couple of months. And then...get READY West Coast! We're comin'! 

If you'd like to see a couple of sweet short videos about essential oils, check out my new website here.

And that's IT! Message me HERE to grab your happy (and thrifty!) oils!

P.S. Do you know how hard it is to grab a screen shot from a video that doesn't look totally dorky. LOL!

The RV Remodel Begins

You might think it would get tedious remodeling SO many RVs. But it never does. We love it! Each one is different from the last, unique in it's own way. We have learned so much since that very first rig in 2007!

This particular RV is a 40 foot, 1994 Safari Ivory. There are a lot of things we look for when we purchase an RV...and this one had a lot of the things on our "list". 

  • Lower miles for the year (only 44K)
  • Huge windows
  • Space to add bunks
  • Decent-sized fridge
  • Big engine (8.3 Diesel Cummins / 300 HP)
  • Good storage in the underbody
  • Fairly neutral decor
  • Super comfy couches (these are so soft and amazing!)
  • An automatic wind-sensor awning (trust me, this is awesome)
  • A sweet airbrushed tiger on the back. Try not to be jealous.
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And absolute favorite thing in motorhomes as opposed to any other type of RV...THE HUGE DASH! I love sitting on the dash (thanks for the dash portrait Bella!). After we park somewhere, I love putting plants and books and dogs and food and all kinds of goodies up there. I have so many happy memories from our past travels of sitting up on the front dash, gazing out to whatever amazingness we were parked in front of at the time. Ocean? Yes. Redwoods? Yes. Dolphins? Yes. Walmart parking lot? Yes. All good things. Not to mention how incredible the open road looks through those giant windows!

This rig has an abundance of cupboards. Oh so many. And a double door fridge/freezer. Always a bonus. The cabinets are real wood as well...which we have come to find out was typical for Safaris. Same with the real wood floors. 

As soon as we saw this, we knew we could bunk it out. Not all large RVs are conducive to bunking...and if you have teenagers, it's certainly harder to find space for wider bunks. But Bella and Lucy will fit in here just fine!

Matt got busy right away on that project and I pick up the custom cut foam for the beds today. Yay! The girls adore their little private hideaways...we'll add curtains on each one as well. They will each have a drawer for clothes below and shoes will be in a basket in the middle. Little Emma sleeps with us in the king bed, although she will try desperately to claim a bunk for her own.

We removed the old model all-in-one Splendid washer and dryer. We will take it to Resource in Boulder for someone else to love. Bunk space was definitely more important than laundry...especially because we won't be living in the RV full time.

It's a mid-entry...which I love for many reasons. Mostly because I don't have to move all the stuff by my seat in the front for people to walk in and out. The table is small, but pulls out to add a leaf. We'll take out these chairs and add four small chairs or stools. And yes, that's an ice maker by the door. For my margarita dance par-tays. You know it. 

Matt takes his RVs very seriously...reading all the manuals, checking every system thoroughly and fixing all of the little "things" that come up with an older RV. We'll be upgrading and fixing the following:

  • New hot water heater (tankless baby!)
  • New windshield washing tank/mechanism
  • Awning strap repair
  • Replacing locks on underbody doors (many missing)
  • New TV in front
  • King bed frame and mattress
  • Flooring 
  • Curtains
  • Flat tow for minivan
  • General Janssification

That's about it! We probably won't get everything done before we head out for the Midwest, but hopefully before the West coast tour!

Yesterday I found a bunch of curtains at the thrift store and today I'm looking through our paint stash to see what calls to me. Love having a new project. We needed a little break from the house remodel madness!

Introducing the Nesting Gypsy Naturals TOUR!

Hello friends!
I'm back! Thanks for sticking around through the twists and turns and early summer. We've been busy living life and climbing mountains. I made you a little video above telling about our newest adventures... but I will detail it here as well! Lots of amazing goodness happening with our family.

First, we have decided to take our love of doTERRA essential oils ON THE ROAD! We have purchased a motorhome (our TENTH!) so that we can travel quickly and easily with 3 kids and 2 dogs :) and we are coming to a city near you! We are excited to show you how to create a simple daily routine with oils that takes your health to the next level...while addressing specific concerns you are dealing with.

Secondly, I am looking for FIVE passionate leaders to join me in building my wellness company, sharing holistic methods and products, and growing a heart-centered business (and are ready to go to work about 5-20 hours a week)!

If that's you, please send me a quick email and tell me a little about yourself. If you know of anyone that fits that description, please forward this to them! Be sure to include any websites or Facebook profiles you have and if you are currently sharing any existing wellness products! So excited to talk about our future together. 

Midwest Route

On June 30, we will kick off our Midwest tour in Nebraska...traveling through Iowa and ending up in Minnesota. In September/October, we will resume our travels, heading to Utah, Arizona, and California! Here are the dates:

Summer 2014 Midwest Tour:

July 1: Lincoln, NE
July 2: West Des Moines, IA
July 7: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
July 8: Brainerd, MN
July 9: Baxter, MN
July 12: Fairmont, MN
July 14: Omaha, NE
July 15: Lincoln, NE

All of the classes above are already booked with hosts and if you are in those areas...COME SEE MEEEEEE! Send me a message and let me know what class you are interested in and I will get you the address. The topics of these classes will be "Medicine Cabinet Makeover" or "Reinventing Healthcare". 

Fall 2014 West Coast Tour:

Sept. 17-20: Salt Lake City, UT (DoTERRA National Convention)
Sept. 24-28: Phoenix, AZ (Unschooling Conference : Free To Be

Tentative West Coast Schedule:
Oct. 1-3: San Diego, CA
Oct. 4-11: Los Angeles Area
Oct. 12-14: Central Coast
Oct. 15-20: San Francisco Area

Are you in one of these areas? Are you interested in hosting a class with your friends and family so that you can learn how to integrate essential oils into your daily life?  Contact me! We'll be finalizing plans in the next month or so. There is a good chance we will do more travels in if you don't see your hometown listed, let me know! Still plenty of time to make plans :) 

So that's it my friends! I'll be posting progress on the RV remodel soon...what an adventure! We can't wait to see you! 

P.S. For those of you asking...we are NOT selling the house ;-) We love our mountain hideaway! BUT...we may be offering it as a vacation rental while we are gone this fall! I will post more details as it gets closer.