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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Letting Go of Fear!

Some of you may not know, but we have two new additions to our family that we took in as a healing/transient home from a disrupted adoption through a private situation until another family is found for them that were adopted internationally. I've been sharing on FB some of our journey with the girls, but thought I would share here on my blog. This is a new phase in our lives and then again, we have been doing this for a while as the last two children added  into our family were from disruptions. This time around we know that we are a healing home for the children while a permanent family is being located. Through our adoption journeys of 17 years and 14 kids later, we feel like we are coming out of some training grounds on loving supernaturally.  Most of you who have known us for a while, know I share events and emotions openly because I feel that adoptive families need to identify with someone in knowing that the good, the bad and the very ugly is real and they are not alone in experiencing it. Some may criticize me for sharing details sometimes, but my kids know as well as I do that that nothing is hidden. Truth brings healing, not only to us but to others as well.  Jesus love and blood covers all. That being said, I want to start sharing little stories about healing, about restoration and about love. 
So, back to my story,
Needless to say there is some reactive attachment disorder resulting from past traumas, malnourishment, abandonment rejection etc. with these girls, We have been the recipients of child RAD behaviors before and frankly, so these behaviors were expected to surface. 

 The littlest has intense anger all deep inside and it just oozes. She is such a beauty inside and out and the enemy is trying to ruin her identity. That does NOT sit well with me. God has been so gracious in loving her. Its been intense but there is this beautiful peace that rest on us as we love this mad out of her. Yesterday and today we had some major breakthrough. I'll share a little bit. We had some break through tonight with the little one and her fear of going to bed. When asked why she was afraid to go to bed, She started telling us as well as she could about some bad experiences with a crib at night time. 




Thankfully, I followed the Holy Spirits leading before she got here and got her a big bed instead of a crib or toddler bed. Tonight we symbolically took that crib and threw it to Jesus who then took it to the garbage never to be seen again! The look of happiness and joy on her face was awesome! She grabbed my neck and hugged me like there was no tomorrow.
 I know it sounds cliche but I felt like God wanted me to tell her she was smart, she was kind and she was important. She just beamed! Earlier today, she was standing by me drawing on a table while I was printing something from the computer and we had some worship music playing -either Kim Walker or Misty Edwards and all of a sudden, she threw her hands up and closed her eyes in worship.

 It was so sudden and beautiful as this tiny 4 year old sensed God and just had to raise her hands for those 20-30 seconds and then she was back to drawing. God is so faithful in healing wounded hearts! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME and YOU!!! START your SUMMER out Healthy!


KICK OFF SUMMER The RIGHT WAY and CELEBRATE my 45th Birthday til June 9!!! 


Lemon has all kinds of benefits but is a great detox and antioxidant oil. FREE with qualifying sign up


This is the time to get your family started using Essential Oils.       Purchase a doTERRA Enrollment Kit & enroll in the Loyalty Rewards program for the next month with a 100 pv order and I will give you $15 towards your Enrollment Fee, A Free Wellness Consult, an Essential Oil Guide and a bottle of Lemon Essential Oil.   

YOUR BEST BUY! The Natural Solutions Kit. The best natural solution for your home. The Lotus diffuser comes free with this one. The enrollment fee is included with cost and Melissa will give you $15 back as well. Melissa will also give you the Modern Essentials Book FREE as well as an itune gift card so that you can download the Modern Essentials App on your smart phone. You also receive 100 pv points to spend on oils which are deposited into your account after 60 days. $550


The Cleanse and Restore Kit! The Kit you need to cleanse from the Inside out!  Adding Zendocrine and Slim and Sassy are recommended as well to support your detox. $150

A NEW YOU this Summer! The TRIM SHAKE KIT includes 1 vanilla and 1 chocolate shake, 4 slim and sassy and the Long LIfe Vitality Supplements. The LLV contains 22 vitamins and minerals, 9 EO oils and 3-6-9 Omegas and regenerative supplements. $249.95 VEGAN is Available in Vanilla 
Scan here to go to my website to see more enrollment kits or email Melissa at letloveloose13@gmail.com with questions 

The Family Physician Kit- A great kit to start out with to support your family's journey to wellness. It includes 10 essential oils including Frankincense. I started our family on this kit. A FREE 15 ml Slim and Sassy Oil Blend comes with it. $150
AND you will be entered in a drawing to win a doTERRA Introductory Kit! HURRY! June 9th is almost here! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME and YOU! 



Your qualifying sign up gets you entered into a drawing for this INTRO Kit that includes peppermint, lemon and Lavender



P.S. There are several other kits available.



Saturday, May 24, 2014

JUICE PLUS

Tomorrow is the day! Come GOOGLE HANG OUT with me and my friend Tiffany as we explain how you can improve your family's health and wealth, your friends' health and others you meet by doing 1 simple thing- Sharing about JUICE PLUS The world is relational and people trust you. Just think of the 1000's of people who will benefit from you taking this step on an incredible health & wellness and improved financial journey. Juice Plus has been around for over 20 years and our families love this product. We look forward to seeing you here. 

OH!! The BEST PART-- We are offering to pay half of your franchisee fee and give you $20 off of your order of Juice Plus. It will be recorded so even if you can't attend live, you can still get in on this.  This offer won't last long!! 




Here is the link to the event.

BECOME A JUICE PLUS FRANCHISEE

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Local doTERRA Classes

If you have ever wanted to learn about Essential Oils. Then come join us in these classes in Redding, CA.  Here is a testimony from Randi: 
"Just had to post how thankful I am for being introduced to essential oils and all the info on this awesome page! I haven't been using them long AT ALL and have cleared ringworm, impetigo, kids ear infections and helped kids through the flu. Our house LOVES them!! Wish I would have started using them sooner!"


Friday, January 10, 2014

Prevent COLDS AND FLU AND ANY other kind of JUNK

Our family started using Doterra Essential Oils last year and what a difference in our lives they have made! Physcially, Emotionally and Spiritually, we are better off having discovered how to use them! I love how God created oils to benefit us and they smell so divine!

  I love them so much that I can't resist sharing them with you! Our family of 12 stayed healthy last year and so far we are the healthiest this year than others are faring. 

I wanted to share a few tidbits on how we keep our family healthy in the winter and I am inviting you to join me for an ONLINE CLASS that I will be teaching called 


Winter Proof your Health with Essential Oils.
DATE: January 13, 2014
TIME: 6pm Pacific
Join the Facebook Event here 
When you join the event, I will know to send you the link to the recording of the class, if you can't be there live.  
COST: FREE

Prevent the Flu!

Prevention is half the battle when it comes to battling the flu!  Below are some great things to have on hand and use to help keep the flu from taking hold!

1. Lemon Oil Hand Spritz. Hand washing is best. doTERRA makes a foaming version with On Guard essential oil blended right in. However, when you are out and about you can pull out your little spray bottle with lemon oil and water. Spray down shopping cart handles, your hands, restaurant tables, etc. Great way to cleanse on the go. Also, takes care of any sticky kid messes great!

2. Breathe blend. For the congestion, stuffies, and general yuckiness that can settle in sometimes. For ease of use on the go, you can add a few drops of Breathe blend to a roller bottle and fill the rest of it up with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Layer it with Lime oil for added decongestive ability- have a tissue near by, it works fast!

3. The “FLU BOMB”. I’m sure you’ve heard of this combination by now. If you are new or just forgot, it’s worth repeating the recipe:
4 drops Lemon
2 drops Oregano
2 drops Melaleuca
2 drops On Guard
Place in an empty gel capsule and swallow. This knocks it out fast! Try and take this as soon as you start to feel a little “off.” Repeat it often until it’s kicked. If I feel something starting, I’ll take this every hour or so until I feel better.
UPDATE: DoTERRA now has the capsules made for you and are much more cost effective. YAY! doTERRA ON GUARD SOFT GELS! 

For kids who can’t swallow the capsules, you can add the drops to a roller bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with Fractionated Coconut oil. Apply it every hour or so to the bottoms of the feet.

4. Homemade Cough drops and Cough Syrup. Eucalyptus oil works great to help stop coughs. Sometimes a little bit rubbed on the feet or chest is enough for relief.
doTERRA sells On Guard throat drops which are awesome to have around or keep in your bag for emergencies. They are a great line of defense to help boost the immune system.
If you want something a little more DIY, try these recipes:

Natural Honey Cough Syrup
4 drops Lemon
2 drops Clove
2 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Thyme
2 drops Ginger
1 drop Chamomile
1 drop Fennel
4 tbs Raw Honey
2 cups Distilled Warm Water
Dissolve the honey in the warm water. Don’t overheat. When combined and cool, add the essential oils. Pour into a amber glass container and store in the fridge. Shake before use. Take a spoonful or so when you need cough relief. Repeat often.

Honey Throat Drops
1 1/3 Cup Raw Honey
1 1/2 Cup Water
20 drops On Guard Essential Oil Blend
Stevia Powder
Candy Thermometer
Mound stevia in a pie plate. Create rounded indentions in the stevia with the back of a small spoon. Set aside. Bring honey and water to a boil. Continue boiling until hard crack stage. Take pan off of the heat and stir. Add On Guard Essential Oil. Spoon drops of the mixture into the stevia molds. Let cool to touch. Roll drops around in the stevia till coated. Wrap in parchment paper.

5. Headaches and Fever. Peppermint and Lime are great. Apply them down the spine, on the feet, and the back of the neck. This helps bring down fever. Remember, small amounts, applied often works best.
For headaches, try Past Tense blend, peppermint, lavender, frankincense, chamomile, etc. Experiment and see what works for you. For the big ones, you can also use Deep Blue, or Wintergreen. Apply topically but don’t forget to use them aromatically too. Sometimes, just inhaling the aroma is enough to help you feel better.

6. On Guard Product Line. Products made from this blend include the oil blend itself, toothpaste, cleaning concentrate, hand wash, and throat drops. This is from the doTERRA Blog:
“In a study done at Oklahoma University, research was conducted by using On Guard Protective Blend to see it’s effectiveness on influenza virus infections. The results were staggering. Despite antibiotics not being able to treat  the influenza virus, results showed that On Guard Protective Blend reduced this virus by up to 90%. The researchers concluded that On Guard plays an important role in keeping families well without harsh side effects.”
Use On Guard throughout the day to keep up your immunity and reduce viruses. Just line everyone up and apply it to the feet every day. Or make everyone in your family their own On Guard roller bottle filled with a few drops of the blend and filled the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil.

Thanks to Ilovedoterra.com  for the info!

I'm Teaching an ADD/ADHD CLASS Online - USING ESSENTIAL OILS

 
What does this pic my hubby took have to do with an ADD post? Well, it's serene and calming. :)
My blog post about using Doterra CTPG Essential Oils for ADHD has been very popular these past few months.  You can access the post here ADD/ADHD. Our boys are still doing great after all these months and are improving in school. They love the smell of the oils and one now has a job where he can't smell like oils so he continues to take the capsule and uses it with his deodorant or puts it on the bottoms of his feet or puts some in his hand and inhales a few times before he goes to work. He's a delivery driver and believe me, he makes me nervous, but so far so good! 

I have some news I wanted to share and it is below!  

I will be teaching an online class about using essential oils with ADD/ADHD on January 27,2014. 6pm Pacific time.  My Pediatrician husband will be joining me. 
You can access it by going to 
http://anymeeting.com/essentialoillove1  

Look on my FB page by clicking here Melissa Ammons Carter  for the event announcement and join it and then I will know to send you the link to the recording if you can't make the class live. 

By attending a class this month, and signing up with a $100 order and setting  up a Loyalty rewards points  order for the month of FEB. will get you a voucher of $100 to spend towards oils.

I hope you can join us for the very informational class. We try not to make our classes boring! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CREATIVE COOKING - ENGLISH TOFFEE

In this video, I teach you how to make that expensive English Toffee that you see in the expensive Holiday catalogs right in your very own kitchen. So have fun this christmas and create your own yummies!



Peanut Butter Balls

Make these fun yummy Peanut Butter Balls
Melissa, mother of 12 teaches you how to make a variation of her Great grandmother's Peanut Butter Balls! There is nothing healthy about these balls but there is EVERYTHING GOOD about them! Yum!






Saturday, December 7, 2013

Roller Coasters- Emotional Ones!







Life as an adoptive parent of 10 can be a daily emotional roller coaster of sorts. One moment you are laughing and giggling enjoying seeing your child's "first " of something, then the next you are confronting in love a lie, a mindset that another child is believing about their life. In another you are facing the demonic activity of fear, hoping that they comprehend you, can hear you when you try to help kill that fear through love. In another they've lost hope somewhere along the way believing that they are still a survivor,have to make it alone and can't move forward from that to live life abundantly. Then you get a glimpse again of hope, or joy or peace through the actions or demeanor of another. 
Violetti's first time to the Movie Theatre
Through the good and bad stresses of nurturing wounded ones brought into your care, you lay exhausted, wondering if you really are making a difference. Feeling that unconditional love is really easier spoken than done. Wondering if ever at all that the invisible wall that they've thrown up around them for protection will crumble. Feeling elated and successful when a once broken child throws their arms around you and exclaims, I love you, mommy! Or another offers you a massage because you look tired, or another accomplishes a feat, never thought to have been possible for them.. 
Violetti's first time to experience snow
Isaiah loves his mama!
We made Olaf the snowman from FROZEN but our mistake was building him in a direct sun ray.  He melted rather quickly and fell over. He did say he loves heat! 


I don't like roller coasters that much. The ride uphill is sooooo slow and boring, mundane. The crest of it is quiet scary and the drop, nauseating. The turns and twists and upside downs, jerk you and bang you. You scream then laugh, then scream again, wishing it was over. You have no control over the range of emotion you feel in a very short period of time. But, i guess I've chosen to ride this roller coaster in life if it means my child gets a taste of truth and love that one day will lead them to an abundant life. Why am I sharing this? I don't know. In the quiet of the night after a day of multiple emotional roller coaster rides. I just wanted to tell somebody. I don't really like roller coasters that much, but I keep riding them.
The look after a roller coaster ride or a trip to Target for Christmas Presents.

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