I Pose A Question

Alright, listen up! I find that I need to come up with all of these blog posts and I have no idea whether you will like them or relegate them to the proverbial circular file (trash can for those of you too young to know of what I am speaking!)

So, here’s your chance, my loyal (and even if you’re not so loyal!) blog followers. Tell me what you think.

I’m an adult (most of the time!) I can take it! (Well, maybe I can!) So, be honest. Where would you like to see GF Recipes and Writings go in the next few weeks…months…etc.?

Would you like more poetry?

Poetry, anyone?

Would you like more Young Living shares?

Would you like more recipes?

How about more mental health updates?

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Do you like it just the way it is?

This is your chance to tell me what you really think (of the blog, not me personally! Let’s be kind to Rita, please! She has enough on her plate! And trust me when I say it’s not all donuts!!!)


Therefore, dear friends, please share your thoughts with me in the comments below and I will take them under advisement.

Thanks and God bless,

Rita 😊

Sharing Saturday: Valor Essential Oil

Need a little extra courage? Try Valor Essential Oil!

I have been enjoying my essential oils from Young Living for quite a few months now. One of my favorites is valor. This essential oil helps me to focus and promotes feelings of well-being and courageousness.

Needless to say this is my go to oil when I find that I need to attend a meeting or another situation in which I will be uncomfortable. Valor helps me to focus and to feel comfortable in my own skin.

Do you ever need a little bit of extra courage? I know I do! If you want to learn more about this awesome oil, click on the link below.


If you would like to order this or another amazing product from me through Young Living, please use my link below. This will really help me and my family, so please order if you can!


This oil by itself is a bit on the pricey side. So, if you’re looking for more bang for your buck, try the diffuser kit #26669. This includes valor as well as many of the other oils I’ve been raving about! Click below for more details!


Considering Others

We went to an amusement park today and I was appalled at some of the behavior practiced there. Some of the people were fine, and even nice. But, like everything else, a few bad apples spoil the batch.

We first had an issue, with what used to be called the whirligig. It is now called something else, but that is besides the point. The girl that was running the ride practiced fat-shaming. I was amazed when she insisted that the woman in front of me take off her waist purse. Instead, the woman left the ride! Then she targeted me. It took me a while to unwrap my purse and hand it over. This makes me extremely uncomfortable because they are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Great!

Not ashamed. Don’t shame me!

It wasn’t until after the ride that I found out that though Child #4 had to surrender her waist purse, Child #2 (who is slimmer) didn’t have that same experience. What?!!! So, because you didn’t like the look of some of the patrons, you decided that they needed to be punished by taking away their belongings, even though the seatbelt clicked over them AND their belongings. What is that crap?

I am so tired of people thinking that they know what’s best for me! Do you know why I look like I do? Maybe I have breathing problems and need to take steroids and those put weight on. Maybe, I’ve just suffered from cancer, and haven’t quite beaten the treatment! You don’t know!

So, stop thinking you know what’s best. You don’t, unless, of course, you have walked a mile in their shoes! No judging!!!

Sharing Saturday: Thieves Laundry Soap

Here it is – the answer to your laundry woes!

Ok. You’ve heard me wax poetic about thieves vitality essential oil and thieves cleaner. Now we have Thieves Laundry Soap!

Our family has very sensitive skin, so I always look for laundry soap without dyes or colors. We’ve had some really bad reactions to laundry soap, so extra caution needed!

I didn’t have any qualms about trying Young Living’s thieves laundry soap simply because we’ve so loved all the products we’ve gotten from them. Yes. I know. I hear myself. I sound like a walking advertisement for Young Living, but I can’t help it! The products are truly that amazing!

When I got my new Thieves Laundry Soap. I was a little surprised; it was so small. 64 loads, huh? How? The reason was that you only use about half a capful per load! It might be small, but it is indeed mighty!

But, the big question ❓ Does it work? In a word, YES! The details? It makes your clothes smell amazing! Also, you know that there are no toxic ingredients, since it comes from YL. No one has had any bad reactions to this soap. In fact, the only remarks I’ve heard are how great the clothes smell and how clean they come, even without pre-treatment!

So, do you want to save money on your laundry? Order some thieves laundry soap and save not just on the laundry soap itself, but also on pre-treatment options!

To order any of these or other amazing Young Living products, please use my link below. This will really help our family, who really could use your support and prayers! Thanks, everyone!


Amazing Thieves Cleaner!

If you want to read more about Thieves cleaner, here is the link to my blog post about that:

Sharing Saturdays: Thieves Cleaner

Yay Thieves Vitality!

If you want to learn about Thieves Vitality essential oil, here is the link to my blog post about that:

Sharing Saturday: Thieves Essential Oil

Sorry this is so late, but child #4 took a tumble and we had to go to the ER to get her foot x-rayed. It’s not broken, thank God, but it was a busy night!

Sharing Saturday: Lemongrass Update

My favorite – no imposters, please!

I have been sharing many Young Living products with you over the past few weeks. I just wanted to give you a little heads up here regarding another brand of lemongrass essential oil, that claims it is perfectly pure.

As I have shared before, we use Young Living lemongrass essential oil to prevent mosquito and other bug bites. This has been wildly successful, a fact for which I am eternally grateful! I detest mosquitoes and their nasty, itchy bites and I never want to catch a tick on me, my children, or my dogs!

However, a couple mornings ago, I couldn’t find my YL lemongrass. I was desperate and found another “100% pure lemongrass essential oil,” according to its label. I applied it and forgot about it. After that day, I noticed that I had a few mosquito bites! So much for 100% pure off-brand lemongrass essential oil! Give me my Young Living! That’s why YL has the seed to seal promise. To learn more, see the link below.


If you are interested in ordering any of the amazing products from Young Living, my link is below. You can help me a great deal by ordering using this link and starting your own YL journey! Also, as a side note, YL is adjusting their prices on July 1st for existing products, so now is a great time to order at the current price!


Hope you all are having a wonderful start to Summer! To all those awesome dads out there – Happy Father’s Day! To all those amazing single moms – Happy Second Mother’s Day! Relax and enjoy; you will not pass this way again.

God bless you all!


Circling the Wagons

Ok. I tried to find a pic of circling wagons, but this single wagon was the best I could find. Just imagine them end to end in a circle!

Today we circled the wagons in our family. Not sure what I mean? Well, in the old days, well before I was born, (no snarky remarks, please!) families traveling West in the U.S. toward new lands and adventure, would circle their wagons with other families who were also traveling West in their caravan at night when they camped. This formed an inside circle to protect the families from any ill-meaning people who were trying to steal from or harm them.

Today it was my mother’s brother, Chuck’s turn. You see, we lost his wife, Aunt Judy about eight years ago. It was quite a blow to my uncle, who had been married for fifty years to this wonderful woman. In his grief, he reached out to an old school chum. He and Nancy rekindled their friendship and spent a few short years together. Recently, Nancy passed unexpectedly. It was a shock, to say the least, and the loss of a truly devout and fun-loving lady.

Today was Nancy’s funeral. I drove mom the hour and a half drive to the Church where 10 am Mass was celebrated in honor of Nancy. We didn’t know Nancy nearly well enough, but Uncle Chuck did. We were there for Nancy and her family, but mostly for Uncle Chuck.

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I also got to reconnect with my cousin, Laura! Shout out to Laura and her beautiful family! We had a really nice conversation, something we rarely get to do, since she lives in a completely different part of the U.S.

Prayers, please!

So, please, as you say your prayers (hopefully including our family!) please include Uncle Chuck, Nancy, and her family.

Thanks and God bless,


Sharing Saturdays: Thieves Cleaner

My favorite cleaner!

Hello, blogging family! As you may or may not know, I am a brand partner for Young Living. I absolutely love the products! One that I have come to use in multiple ways is the thieves cleaner.

Thieves cleaner is a wonderful substitute for those toxic cleaners most of us still have in our homes. I am slowly getting rid of said toxic cleaners and replacing them with natural products.

I dilute the thieves cleaner concentrate in a 3 to 1 ratio to clean, well, pretty much anything! It’s fantastic in a spray bottle to clean up pet messes! I also use about a capful in all my loads of laundry. This not only cleans the clothes, but also makes them smell fantastic, no yucky, overpowering scent products!

This wonderful cleaner is so extremely concentrated that a bottle will last an amazingly long time. I still have so much cleaner left and I’ve been using it for about three months now. Also, this can replace all of your other not-so- earth-friendly cleaners. Yay!

Yay for cleaning naturally!

So, if you’re interested in a wonderful new way to clean, give thieves cleaner concentrate a try! If you would like to find out more about thieves vitality essential oil, you can click on the link below for my post about that:

http://Sharing Saturdays: Thieves Vitality Essential Oils

If you would like to help our family and order thieves cleaner or another product or products from Young Living, please do click the link below:


NOTE: I am not a medical professional in any sense of the word. These observations come from my own experiences.

Thanks, everyone! Have a blessed day!