Oola YL Challenge: Love your body!!!

#OolaYLChallenge

Today is the first day of the 21-Day Oola YL Challenge!!! Challenge #1 was “Fitness”….but there’s a twist to the challenge that I wasn’t expecting.  I thought Oola YL was going to challenge me to do 10,000 steps today, or some other “get up and move” challenge. Instead today’s #OolaYLChallenge was to think of three things you love about your body. Whoa, whoa, WHOA!!!!  That’s a hard one!!!  It would be easier to get in 10,000 steps today!!! I see my friends who are always hitting the gym and getting their 10,000+ steps in, and I feel embarrassed because I Continue Reading →

Greeking Out! Young Living has 3 New Tasty Recipes for Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is as versatile as it is delicious! Check out Young Living’s three new essential oil infused recipes to add a little Greek to your diet. Visit Young Living’s blog for three new Greek yogurt recipes!!! Dill Veggie Dip Yogurt-Filled Einkorn Crepes Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning with Thieves Household Cleaner

Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner for all natural non toxic Spring Clean

Spring Cleaning…..where do I even begin???? This meme from someecards.com says it all.  Hahaha!!! Seriously though, I have always hated cleaning any time of the year because of (1) the nauseating smell of the toxic fumes from cleaning products; (2) the horrible headaches and respiratory issues I would get from inhaling said toxic fumes; (3) the way cleaning products would cause my skin to be itchy and raw with severe eczema; and (4) worrying about the long-term health issues of being exposed to products that contain known toxins and carcinogens…..then worrying even more about the unknown dangers because thousands of Continue Reading →

Essential Oils vs. the Dark Side of the Perfume Industry

Essential Oil Perfumes

Perfumes can be both intoxicating and seductive.  Many perfumes evoke deep emotions or sweet memories. However, there is a dark side to the perfume industry to which you may not be aware.  Commercial perfume manufacturers are allowed to withhold information on their ingredients to protect trade secrets.  Many of the secret ingredients are potentially hazardous synthetic chemicals (mostly petrochemicals) that are known toxins and carcinogens. More than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals include: benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and a slew of other known toxins that are capable of causing cancer, birth Continue Reading →

Have a Healthy Smile!

When I was researching for the Essential Oils 101 class that I teach for John A. Logan College, one of the subjects I wanted to present was about toxins in our personal hygiene products and how to find all-natural, non-toxic solutions. One of the shocking things I discovered was that there are particles of plastic added to my family’s favorite toothpaste.  Yes, little balls of plastic!!!  According to Crest, polyethylene plastic is in your toothpaste for decorative purposes only. That’s right, the only reason plastic is in there is because it looks cool. Personally, I think it is NOT COOL Continue Reading →

SAFE & Effective Foaming Hand Soap!!!

When I was researching for the “Non-Toxic Life & Home” segments of the “Essential Oils 101” class that I teach through John A. Logan College, I discovered the dangers of triclosan in hand soaps, toothpaste and other personal care products. It completely freaked me out!!!  I immediately threw out the anti-bacterial hand soaps, toothpastes and other products in our home and replaced them with all-natural products!!! I learned that as early as 1978, the FDA proposed a rule that would have prohibited triclosan (and other toxic chemicals) from being used in hand soaps because it was NOT SHOWN TO BE Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions, Using Essential Oils to support your New Year's resolutions.

Let’s be honest, I’m having a lot of TROUBLE with my New Year’s resolution to get fit.  I signed up for the ‪#‎ONEChallenge‬, which is 1,000 miles in 2016!!!  What the heck was I thinking?!?!?!  I’ve NEVER been an athletically active person!!!  Couch potato is a much more accurate description!!! Right now I’m WAY behind on my daily goals, so if I’m going to meet my January goals I really have to get motivated during the last week of the month!!!  Actually, I’m diffusing “Motivation” right now….hoping it will help me get moving today!!! What were your New Year’s resolutions?   Continue Reading →

Back to School Essentials

Back to School with Young Living Essential Oils

I was out walking this morning and the neighborhood was sooooooo quiet. I got to thinking about how sorry I feel for kids nowadays. It’s still summer and they’re already back in school. Each year it seems like their school year is starting earlier and earlier.When I was young school didn’t start until after Labor Day. (Wow, when did I get old enough to start using the “When I was young…” phrase!!! Haha!!!) If your kids are back in school, there are a number of essential oils you can use to support them and keep them healthy.    

Why I LOVE being a Lemon Dropper!!!

Lemon Droppers, Brand New Twist, Young Living Essential Oils

Becoming a Lemon Dropper was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my life!!! Forget the fact that essential oils have dramatically improved our life both physically and emotionally. Being a member of this “tribe” has touched my soul in such an amazing way. “People. That’s what this business is about. Everything else, the health, the money, the rewards, the perks, the events, it’s all icing. The people are the core of the Lemon Droppers and they will always be.” ~~ Lindsay Moreno Lindsay Moreno is the founder of the Lemon Droppers. She is an AMAZING woman, a Continue Reading →

How to have Calmer, Happier, Healthier New Year!!!

Young Living Premium Starter Kit, Member #1934177

I’d love to help you have a calmer, happier, healthier New Year!!!  Comment below, or send me an email, about what physical and emotional issues you are dealing with. I’ll help you figure out which essential oils can help!!!  The Premium Starter Kit includes: Everyday Oils Collection: 10 of the most versatile essential oils, (Retail Value $163.16) Home diffuser, (Retail Value $98.68) Citrus Fresh (5 ml / Retail Value: $20.07) And more! PLUS when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit through me (Member #1934177): You can receive one of my favorite essential oil blends: Peace & Calming  (5 ml / Retail Value: Continue Reading →

Brrrr, Winter’s Here!!! Keep Your Family Healthy with Thieves

Young Living's Thieves Essential Oil

Brrrrr!!!  Oh man, Ameren CIPS is going to love billing us this month. The forecast calls for a high of only 1 degree tonight. I really, really, really can’t wait until Spring!!!!!   I’m trying to keep us healthy through this wicked winter.  I’ve added Young Living essential oils to our daily routines which will keep our immune system strong and kill germs before they have a chance to make us sick! Our son Jeff, who is the Head Football Coach at Lindenwood University, always says the best offense is a good defense!!!  (Go Lynx!!!) Here are some of the things Continue Reading →

Wishing You a Calmer, Happier, Healthier New Year!!!

Young Living Essential Oils can help you keep your New Year's Resolutions!

My New Year’s Resolution is to have a calmer, happier, healthier year!!! What’s at the top of your resolutions list? I need to focus on #7 and #8 in 2015.  Then I need to work on #6 and #9 so I can do #10. Are you interested in how essential oils can help you have a calmer, happier, healthier  New Year? I’d love to talk to you about how essential oils have dramatically improved our lives and how they can help YOU!!!  Just “Like” Peace, Love and Joyce on Facebook then send me a message about issues you’d like information about. Continue Reading →

Enter to WIN a Silhouette Gift Basket Valued at $100

Silhouette-Group-Giveaway-Basket

My Silhouette Challenge friends have joined together to offer you a chance to WIN this great Silhouette Gift Basket.  (Retail Value $100) Tweet daily for extra entries! Good luck!!!     a Rafflecopter giveaway If the Entry Form doesn’t appear, just click on this link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway These women are all incredibly talented. Visit their blogs for inspiration! Trisha | Black and White Obsession Becky & Glenna | My Paper Craze Kristy | Please Excuse My Craftermath… Melissa | A Prudent Life Sarah | Creative Ramblings Michelle | Weekend Craft Melissa | Silhouette School Kelly | Simply Kelly Designs Sharon | Bringing Creativity 2 Life Randi | Sowdering About In Continue Reading →

Good-bye Stampin’ Up! Stamps & Accessories

  Although I’m excited the NEW Stampin’ Up! annual catalog will be coming soon, unfortunately, things I love are being retired to make room for new products and colors. The retiring stamps and accessories will AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING available through April 25th to get these great products before they are gone forever!!! Start shopping now for the products you love before it’s too late!!! Use the “Shop Online With Me” button in the side bar or visit www.joycefisher.stampinup.net Click here for the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Stamps PDF Click here for the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Continue Reading →

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

In addition to the celebrating the spiritual side of Easter Sunday, our family always has so much fun celebrating the joy of Easter with beloved traditions. Even though our girls are grown, they still love getting Easter baskets filled with dyed eggs, candy, chocolate Easter bunnies (with the ears bitten off of course! Haha!) and little gifts. We leave a plate of carrots out for the Easter Bunny and he always leaves the girls a note for them to read the next morning. I found this darling Bunny Box (Design #57771) from Snapdragon Snippets in the Silhouette Online Store and thought it Continue Reading →

Stampin’ Up! + Project Life = Happy Scrapbookers!

I’m absolutely thrilled that Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If like me, you’ve missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, I’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s been years since I’ve actively scrapbooked because I’ve just not had the time. With the Stampin’ Up! Project Life collection it looks like scrapbooking Continue Reading →

Silhouette Challenge Spring Themed Crafts

My Silhouette Challenge friends are sharing spring themed projects on their blogs, you’ll be inspired by these fabulously talented crafters!!! 1. Dream a Little Bigger // 2. So Much Better With Age // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Carnival // 5. The Kim Six Fix // 6. feto soap // 7. One Dog Woof // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. From Wine to Whine // 10. Architecture of a Mom // 11. Grey Luster Girl // 12. Minted Strawberry // 13. Designed Decor // 14. Tried & True // 15. Silhouette School // 16. Bringing Continue Reading →

My secret is out!!!

If you follow my blog you’ll remember that a few days ago I said, “I’m about to BURST keeping this secret!!!” Well it’s official and I can now share my news with you!!! I’m sooooooooo EXCITED and honored to be a new member of the Snapdragon Snippets Design Team!!! Over the years I have enjoyed doing many fine arts and crafts, such as watercolor & oil paintings, stained glass windows, silversmithing, jewelry design, beaded jewelry, photography, textile & fiber arts, pottery (I was terrible at pottery), calligraphy and card making with Stampin’ Up! This past Christmas Santa (a/k/a my generous Continue Reading →

I’m about to BURST keeping this secret!!!

I got a letter yesterday with the MOST EXCITING NEWS a crafter could receive!!! I’m about to burst because I can’t share it publicly yet!!! IT IS BIG & I’M SO HONORED!!! I’m surprised you didn’t all hear me scream with excitement when I read the letter!!! I’ll share the news as soon as it’s publicly released!!! Peace, Love and Joy, Joyce  

All Good Things Come to an End / Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st

There’s only ONE WEEK LEFT to take advantage of all these fabulous offers from Stampin’ Up!!! SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG PDF CLICK HERE for more information on becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator March 31st is the last day to get a FREE set of Stampin’ Write markers ($14.95 Value) when you sign-up for a new subscription to Paper Pumpkin. CLICK HERE for more information on Paper Pumpkin craft kits! Sign-up for a new Paper Pumpkin subscription at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and be sure to choose Joyce Fisher as your demonstrator! March 31, 2014 is the last day to order the “Best of 25 Years” Continue Reading →