5 Beauty Tips with Essential Oils

August 09, 2018

People ask me all the time how to get started with essential oils and my answer is always: just jump in and then be consistent! Oils work differently than what we are used to so consistency is key! I generally tell friends to keep their oils out! The TYPE of oils you are using matters also….make sure you are looking into purity and doing your research! Have your oils out where you need them and will see them : in your purse, in the bathroom, on your desk. 

We are creating a new habit so have them out and easy to grab! Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed….just grab them, roll them on the bottom of your feet to begin, diffuse them, smell them. So much of the power in essential oils centers around using them daily, rather than just grabbing one out of the blue to “throw at something.” 

Being intentional with my oils on myself and my family every single day throughout the day for three years has made ALL the difference.

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Adelaide, two years. ( in photos)

photos via beckley co


August 02, 2018

A baby that was so longed for, so ached for..... and every moment of these past 2 years cherished to the very last drop. I love you so much Adelaide Grace, you filled that missing piece of my heart. ❤️

You know your story, its a special one. 

Every single night I climb in your crib and fall asleep with you. I rock you, I sing to you, I laugh with you- you are worth every minute of waiting. 

You fell asleep nuzzled up in my neck tonight... I kissed your eyelashes, I traced your nose, I kissed you cheeks, I smelled your sweet head and squeezed you closer.

My last baby, a baby I wasn't sure I'd ever have or ever hold. 

I love you so much I could never put it into the right words, you were the perfect last piece to our puzzle..... the last piece worth waiting for.  You make us all laugh, you have the biggest personality and bring so much JOY and light to each of our lives.

Happy Birthday my peach. Every day you are cherished...today we celebrate! 

my girls.

July 25, 2018

Watercolor 2018, Family photos

July 11, 2018

"It was the most perfect sunny day leading up to the Wiegand family session. You could tell it was more than just a dark cloud passing. Ten minutes go by and the sun is completely covered, but it was still clear of rain.
Yes, the weather was changing rapidly, but I was more distracted by how beautiful this family is. Clearly on the outside, but to be around them (even in such a short time period) is a breath of fresh air. Personally, four kids is a handful (almost literally, haha!). I have four myself and it is SUCH a joy, but also makes for some really challenging days. So going into this session, I knew what I was in for! Haylee had the privilege of photographing their family last year, so I (Mandi) was excited to meet them!  The way Chris and Casey spoke to their children was so full of grace, patience, and love. I mean, think about it….a stranger spending time on the beach following them around with a camera…what child is really okay with that? These precious children listened so well to both their parents and me. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did, and can feel their love right through them!"
 - words from sweet Lily&Sparrow- ( read the full post here)

Photos Via Lily & Sparrow