living well // all natural bug spray


Since my first pregnancy, I have wanted to make my own bug spray.

Well, I did it, yall.

With the help of a couple of DoTerra essential oils and oil blends, I have my very own, homemade, all natural bug spray.

I blended two recipes together (this one and one found in my DoTerra magazine) and came up with this:

You Need:

4 oz. glass spray bottle

2 TBSP Witch Hazel (to help the oil emulsify)

10 drops TerraShield

10 drops Purify

10 drops Peppermint

Fill bottle the rest of the way with water

Most sources say to reapply ever 4-6 hours.

It smells and works great!

Let me know if you try it.

Have you made your own repellants or cleaners? How did it go?

Happy summering! xoxo

eating well // farmers market

20140427-073542.jpgWhen we decided to move from Nashville to Bentonville,

I knew the saddest/hardest/most shocking parts of the move would be (in this order):

1. Leaving our friends

2. Leaving our church

3. Leaving our grocery stores

Yes, you heard me. Grocery stores made the top three list.

Everyone knows when you move you’ll miss your friends and a good church home, if you had one. I knew that we would miss those things, but we’d also miss our amazing grocery stores. We long for a trip to Whole Foods or even Kroger. Most of all, we miss our beloved Trader Joe’s. The selection and prices cannot be beat. (I can’t talk about it.)

We had loads of organic produce at our finger tips, year round.


Well. At Walmart (because we are in Walmart country, you know) you can usually find organic greens. Maybe some organic breakfast grain items.

That’s where it ends, folks.

However, for half of the year, there is light. The Bentonville Farmers Market is pretty stocked. I’m so thankful to be able to shop here, at least for a few months out of the year.

Where do you do your grocery shopping?

Happy grocery shopping! xoxo



I spy Birkenstocks.

I busted out my fourteen year old pals! Anyone else bringing them back?




We couldn’t leave without some Crepes Paulette!