What can a smile do for you?

What can a smile do for you

What can a smile do for you? It can make a world of difference!

What can a smile do for you? A simple smile doesn’t seem like much. A simple smile makes a world of difference. It speaks volumes. Our smiles have a huge impact in the lives of those around us, especially our little ones. The greatest gift you can give your children in a constant smile! This unspoken action shares so much!

The smile we render to another conveys many different expressions of love. It says, “I love you.” ” I’m proud of you.”  “You are special to me.”  “I am happy to see you.” “It’s going to be OK.” “I am here for you,” just to name a few. Simply put, a smile validates another. 

So today I want to share some things that make me smile and hope that it reminds you of a few things you that put a smile on your fact too!

  1. The outdoors
  2. Another smile
  3. An act of kindness
  4. My Family
  5. How much God loves me and is always in pursuit of me.
  6. Food, I love food!
  7. Deep conversations
  8. Country roads
  9. Horses
  10. Families that love fully and have fun! 
  11. Joy essential oil!

A couple other posts on the impact of smiling that you might enjoy are, 9 benefits of smilingand 11 surprising reasons you should smile everyday.

Be the change the world needs one smile at a time. Start with you family! Smile at your husband, kids, and extended family often. Use a smile to express to them just how important they are to you, so they too, can learn how to share with world kindness and love. 

Get to smiling dear friends!



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Christmas Deal 2017 Young Living Essential Oils- The Premium Starter Kit

If you have your eye on the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, but have not yet made the plunge, TODAY through Christmas Eve I am offering it to you for $109 + SHIPPING! Yep, grab your kit (11 oils & diffuser) for $109!!! I know, kind of crazy! 

So why am I doing this? Well, I pretty much love Young Living Essential oils and know you will too! So today, I would like to help you jump in the oily fun by giving you a heck of deal! 

Christmas Deal 2017 Young Living Essential Oils- Premium Starter kit

Yep! You heard me right! All that goodness, The Young Living Premium Starter Kit for $109 as a Christmas Deal!

Young Living Essential Oils have changed my family’s life. We sleep better, avoid the sniffles more, and have lots of stamina for each day! What mama doesn’t need that, right? We have completely kicked all toxic products to the curb and replaced them with chemical free products, like Thieves household cleaner! And you can too! This mama heart has much peace of mind knowing I will never have to make a call because my little guy got into the wrong cabinet.

Here’s the deets:

What you get once you have ordered the Premium Starter Kit above:

  • $50 Paypal cash or Account credit to buy more oils ( your choice).
  • 150 Uses, a book on how to use the starter kit oils!
  • Facebook community of seasoned oilers, and continued oily education.
  • The sweetest hookup! I’m pretty sure this is the best deal out there!
  • Many graphics to support you on your wellness journey.
  • 24% off of all Young Living Products for an entire year!
  • And if you sign up for Essential Rewards, our monthly wellness box, I’ll send you a FREE Christmas Spirit to get the season started!

Order Your Premium Starter Kit Here!

Christmas Deal 2017 Young Living Essential Oils- Premium Starter kit

I am beyond thrilled for you to get started using essential oils! You will be in love! If you have any questions, I’m here to help! Let me know in the comments, or email me!

Happy to be hooking you up this Christmas!

Note: valid for Non-Young Living Members only.



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How to make Money Selling Young Living Essential Oils


Here’s how you make money selling Young Living Essential Oils.

First off, I’m glad you are here!

I’ll tell you now that I’m going to make this simple for you! If you have been thinking about trying Young Living essential oils, but haven’t yet pulled the trigger, I’ll make it an easy decision for you! Be sure to look for the $25 rebate off the Premium Starter Kit, free book, & free lime vitally essential oil below! I’m ready to grab my  kit and join the fun!

Now for the meat & potatoes.

How do people make money selling Young Living Essential Oils?

  • First, you use and fall in love with the products.
  • Then, you share your love for them with others.
  • Follow up with those you have shared with.
  • Lastly, you educate them on the products you love, so they know how to use these products too.

Yep! It’s that simple…….

The “How to” in business building is completely up to YOU! Do “YOU” and be consistent and your business will grow.

Choose a couple ways that are a good fit for you and START!

  • Teach facebook classes like this 101 class!
  • Share in a live class at your home, a friends home, or public place.
  • Cook with your oils and let others eat the goods.
  • Host a spa party!
  • Sip & Sniff (wine & oils).
  • DIY’s-how to make them & give them as gifts!
  • Make & take! Everyone makes a couple things and get’s to take it home. (casual & fun).
  • Share one-on-one over coffee.
  • Social Media, be sure to be respectful!
  • Teach a class of interest: gut health, vital flex, chemical free living, essential oils and emotions, hormone support, ect….
  • Lastly, make sharing fun! If you aren’t having fun, no one else will.

You choose how fast you want to grow?

  • Rapid growth= 4-6 classes a month will rock your business growth! You will be ranking up in no time.
  • 2 classes a month is a must to grow.
  • Anything less, will get you free product and slow growth.

Whatever you choose, be consistent. Remember, this is YOUR BUSINESS. Do YOU, but do something. Like anything else, it’s a job. It takes work.

You get to choose when, with whom, how, and where you work. That’s AWESOME!!!!!

Once you get the Premium Stater Kit with Young Living, you have all you need to start sharing! With the purchase of this kit, YOU ARE YOUR OWN BUSINESS! Bonus Alert! When you join my team, I will send you three things!

  • $25 Rebate via Paypal or Visa gift card
  • Flourish-a free book with QR-codes that includes oily recipes, seed to seal, & how to use your oils.
  • 5ml bottle of lime vitality, because it smells amazing in the diffuser with Stress Away!


Young Living Premium Starter Kit

 Ready to take the oily leap! It will change you life! Grab your kit here, and get $25 off & the gifts above!

The Nut’s and Bolts to START making money and growing Your essential oil business.


  • 12 products in your Young Living Premium Starter Kit.
  • Price of The Young Living Premium Starter Kit.
  • Your start up link. Get it here: http//:yl.pe ( Enter your Member ID# in both sponsor and enroller fields.


  • Sign people up & teach them to sign people up!
  • Teach the value of Essential Rewards.
  • Product Education-Learn about the oils and products and share what you are learning! If you find value in what you are learning, so will others, so why not share! Helping others become well is a huge blessing, and one that is very much needed right now.


  • Tons of support! I help you teach your first few classes.
  • Training & education via Zoom chats, facebook groups, calls, classes.
  • A community of like minded people and rich relationships.
  • Graphics, lots of graphics.
  • Scripts
  • Resources to help you grow!


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  • Oh my oils is by Monique Mclean has great videos that explain each rank and comp plan.



  • Game Plan, by Sarah Harnich
  • The 4 Year Career, by Richard Brooke
  • Gentle Babies, by Debra Rayburn
  • Essential Oil Pocket Reference, by Life Science Publishing


STILL NEED HELP MAKING THE DECISION? Let’s talk about it, get your questions answered, and see if it’s a good fit! 

Contact me here! Or @oilyfeathers | @thehomemadelife.me | The Homemade Life Face Book Page

Would you like more information on Young Living Essential Oils?

More details on buying Young Living Essential Oils.

What is Essential Rewards?

How do I use the essential oils in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit?

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How to make Homemade Kefir

How to make homemade kefir

How to make your own Homemade Kefir 

I have to say, that I’m thrilled you are here right now and want to learn how to make homemade kefir! One of my passions in life, is sharing with others how they can feel better by adopting healthy habits. Daily drinking homemade kefir is a healthy habit your body will love! Kefir is a secret weapon, a liquid gold for your gut. Your whole body will thank you for incorporating this drink into your everyday diet. 

90% of our immunity is based on gut health. If we don’t have a healthy gut, our whole body suffers; our mental health too.

Typically, about 50 stains of “healthy” bacteria are found in kefir. This is amazing because each strain imparts unique health benefits to our body. Standard yogurt only provides about two stains of “healthy”bacteria unless labeled otherwise. This is why homemade kefir is far more superior to anything you can buy in the store.

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 A Healthy Gut equals Happy Humans………90% of Serotonin is produced in our gut as well. When your gut is unhealthy it affects your body’s ability to do it’s job.

What you will need:

  1. Glass quart jar.
  2. Sprouting Lid or coffee filter and rubber band.
  3. Kefir grains.
  4. Organic Grass-fed whole milk that is non-homogenized or raw (my preference).
  5. Mesh strainer.
  6. Wooden spoon.

How to make homemade kefir

How to make homemade Kefir:

  1. Place 1 Tbsp. of kefir grains in your glass quart jar. As your grains multiply you can work up to 1/4 cup per 4 cups of milk.
  2. Add 4 cups of milk.
  3. Cover jar with sprout lid or coffee filter.
  4. Ferment for 12-48 hours at room temperature (out of direct sunlight).
  5. Pour the kefir through a fine mesh strainer into another clean glass jar. Use a wood spoon to help it strain faster.  
  6. Chill in the fridge for best taste (keeps in the fridge for up to two weeks).
  7. Start the process over, or rest you grains. To rest your grains, put them in a clean glass jar. Cover them with milk, place and airtight lid on the jar, and put them in the fridge (your grains can rest for 6 days in the fridge before they will die).
  8. Enjoy plain, or blend up and make a smoothie with fresh fruit.

Some basic Homemade Kefir making guidelines:

  • These grains are live organisms, they must be properly cared for and tended to.
  • It is really hard to mess it up.
  • You can ferment it to personal taste. I like mine quite tart and tangy.
  • The longer the ferment, the more probiotics.
  • There is less calories in probiotic drink than in milk. The grains eat up the sugar in the dairy.

Lastly, I hope you enjoy the taste & health benefits! As your grains multiply, share the “healthy gut love” with friends and family so they too can experience abundant health!



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3 Steps to Being Real with Yourself through God

3 steps to being real with yourself through God

3 Steps to being real with yourself through God


Ok, first off God knows everything. He knows our past, present, and future. He knows our hearts, our deepest fears, and desires. He knows how we think, I mean he created the human race, right? He has seen generation after generation do the same things and go through the same things we are facing now. Nothing is new to Him. 

So, while I stood in my pain and sorrow, with tears and fits of anger I looked to God for help. I prayed incessantly. Except, I was doing it more to get out of my situation, to get what I wanted because “I deserve it”. I felt like I had every right, I hadn’t been all bad. Man did I get it all wrong. There was more to me than I could see. While I focused on the things that I wanted I didn’t realize that I was in a place to give God what He wanted.

1. God wants you to be real with Him, after all, He already knows but He wants you to realize it too. When you start building a relationship with God you have to come face-to-face with yourself. It’s scary to get down to the core of your heart, it’s scary to know yourself. Asking God to reveal the things in your heart that aren’t pleasing is to reveal things that you need to work on. Sometimes you know who you are or at least the not-so-nice things in you but don’t want to admit it because it’s embarrassing or shameful. Let’s get real, I was an awful person. Yeah, I looked nice and tried to talk nice and be nice. Inside, I was dirty. I was an angry person, impatient, envious, insecure, passive aggressive, prideful…oh this list goes on! But through the grace of God, I overcame that bad character I had built. It was through God and his Holy Spirit’s revelation that I was able to work those things out, not by myself but with Him. 

Galatians 5:22
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

2. Pray, repent, and practice. After praying to God, repenting, and then practicing living Christ-like I was made new! I was no longer a negative person. I was no longer that awful person from a paragraph ago. I’m patient, understanding, caring, I look to others for wisdom and guidance, I am not quick to judge, I’m happy, I’m positive, I have faith in God! I’m a new person and I must say…I LOVE IT! There are days when old Jessica steps into the picture but I quickly shoo her out of here, because she is in the PAST and I am living in the NOW, with the NEW AND IMPROVED JESSICA.

Romans 7: 18, 25
18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So, then I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh, I serve the law of sin.

3. Renew your mind everyday. Because we are of flesh we have sin in us, it is in our nature to sin. It’s normal. The difference is realizing it, repenting, and coming to God with that. As I did my devotional today, God revealed the verses above to me and then at that exact moment I had a clear example of it. I was on my Instagram and saw these two beautiful women with perfect husbands, baby bumps, kids, images, lives…they have everything great! I started to feel envy creeping in my heart. I quickly responded to the Holy Spirit’s tap on my shoulder saying, hey hang on there what are you thinking? Instead, I went on to ask God for forgiveness and prayed blessings upon them. I reminded myself that I want to love others unconditionally and rejoice in other’s happiness and accomplishments.

Thank you God, for your amazing revelation, you are awesome!

Being real with God can be scary because you’re being real with yourself. But God is never-ending love and He loves you just the way you are. He just wants to help get rid of the not-so-nice in you and impart a beautiful spirit and heart in you. All you have to do is literally SPEAK UP and let Him reveal to you!



Jessica’s faith blog, To Love and Hope, was created to remind us that even in our worst circumstances God’s love is enough to give us hope to persevere. Her goal is to share God’s beautiful love with the rest of the world. Jessica Villarreal is a full-time graphic designer living in Southern California with her husband and their two kids. She loves spending time with her family, watching a good movie, and enjoys eating burgers and fries. She believes everyone has a unique story and would love to hear it!

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