How to Get the Best Prices During dōTERRA's BOGO Week

I don't know many people that don't appreciate a good deal when they see one. 


dōTERRA does this amazing thing like three times a year that continues to blow our minds.


BOGO's (you know, those Buy One, Get One Deals?) 

 Even Taylor Swift can't believe it...  

Even Taylor Swift can't believe it...  

Wanna know how it works? Then read on...

The DL (downlow)

So, for an entire week, dōTERRA will reveal ONE surprise BOGO deal of the day. It's a surprise because...surprises are FUN!

YOU, yes you, have just 24 HRS. to buy up to 5 sets of this deal. Just ONE full day and the deal is gone into forever past. (*sigh) don't wanna wait. If you see the deal, love the deal, gotta have the deal, you need to just go ahead and get the deal before your kid comes up to you and asks for that fifth Popsicle and derails your whole BOGO train. 


 How To Order 


So, you rush off, grab that Popsicle and pray it keeps Popsicle Polly occupied for just five minutes so you can order today's deal. 


But, where to start?... 


Here's a good place. In fact, it's the BEST place to begin. And here's what you do once you click on that "highlighted place" word in the first sentence of this paragraph. 




Click the 3-line thing in the top right hand corner of your screen.

That should reveal a hidden menu. (dōTERRA is FULL of surprises, aren't they?)

If you like paying full price for things, just click "Shop" to pay retail! Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy.

But, if you're like most people we know, you want the cheapest price possible. So, if you're one of those, click JOIN & SAVE.

Wait. JOIN? Now, wait. Just calm down a second. It's not some "Jelly of the Month" Club, and you aren't going to sign your life away. Nope.



It's just like becoming an Amazon Prime member or a Costco Member. Members get perks, but no one's gonna MAKE you use your membership.  


Its really and truly no strings attached. 

(And we always give our new Ōily family members extra product just for deciding to Join & Save)  


 How Do I Get Today's Deal? 





Simply add the BOGO item to your cart and the FREE item will automatically be added. That's right, you don't have to add the FREE item at all. It just magically appears, in all it's FREE glory, in your personal shopping cart.  


And the best part is: it'll ship super quickly to your home. No meeting up with your friends at a gas station, after swim practice, to get your items. Just like Pizza Hut, dōTERRA delivers straight to your home.


 How Much Can I Order? 


Some deals are just too good to buy just one set. dōTERRA understands this and that's why they allow up to 5 sets ordered per account.


So, if you wanna really beef up that Ōily stash of yours, this is your week. 


 One More Thing... 

Head on over to our pretty sweet BOGO page on Facebook and give us a 👍🏼. Then, everytime you order a BOGO set, comment on that day's deal photo. Cause we're giving away over $160 worth of FREE oils. As if this week wasn't generous enough?!




So, what are you waiting for??!!  


These oil deals are too cool to hang out in this summer heat!  

When God Makes All Your Dreams Come True

I am so tired. 

And I've felt so uninspired lately. 

Writing, for me, is currently like when you haven't seen or really spoken much to your best friend in like a month. You don't overly worry about the space because you're so comfortable with it, you know the next time you meet up, it'll be as if no time had passed anyway. 

But that's how I've felt about writing. I've missed it. A lot. But, yet, sometimes there's just nothing to write about. Sometimes life gives you a lot of the same, and you're tired of regurgitating the same four topics all of the time. 


I had one of my semi-famous "In the Shower" lightbulb moments. I don't know why I do my best thinking in the bathroom. It's not like I don't still have a slew of groupies following me there each time, eager to observe how a human 33-year-old female uses the facilities. 

My old "Chicken Soup For the Teenage Soul Journal" had somehow made it's way to the coffee table in our wood stove room. Who else had some "Chicken Soup" literature hanging around in their home in the nineties? If you did, you were just one of the millions who jumped on that train when it went chugging along for a few years. 

I dared open that old book, and when I did, I not only got some good laughs, but I shed a few tears and felt my cheeks become warm, as I bared my sixteen year old soul to these pages. 

Several things stood out to me: 

1) My thought life was a solid pile of crap back then, too! Nearly eighteen years of hard work has gone into that since then. Fabulous. 

2) My handwriting was semi-atrocious. Okay, maybe not really, but it wasn't cool like it is now. 

3) I wrote down my dreams and I only had three:


 Marry Mike.

Become a mother of five. (Yes, creepy).  

And teach.  



Simple dreams. Nothing crazy. 


And I gasped a bit when I realized these three little dreams that were dreamed up one afternoon after school, I'm assuming, actually came true.


And then my heart fell.  


I realized: dreams coming true don't equal happiness.  


I know this because I'm not happy. Whether I have a legit medical issue that keeps its heavy boot on my longing to be happy, or if it's all me, I'm not. Either way, I'm just not. 


I jiggled my head back and forth slightly, as if performing that exercise would somehow shake me back into reality.  


Hours later, while in the shower, God spoke to me. He may as well had just spoke audibly because it was pretty clear what the lesson was here.  


He said, "I gave you your dreams, everything you wanted, and more. And I know you're not happy. Because you should've been just wanting me, instead, all along."  





Yeah. Exactly. 


Sometimes God gives us everything we want, only to make us realize that He is all we really needed.  


And so, dream writing may not be in my future anymore. Sure, it's not wrong to desire things and yearn to be better and have experiences that make us go "wow", but maybe the only dream worth writing down is simply this: To Understand God.  


To understand someone, we've gotta see their whole heart. The only way this is possible is if we actively sit at the feet of the one we seek to desperately understand. 



To take in their words, their expressions, what makes them feel purpose, to really seek to understand them inside and out.  


But we're too busy to do that.  


And that dream takes the focus off of me. What I want.  


So we have this ability to stop dreaming up the crumbs of life, and to really find the courage to seek this Kingdom, this Creator first. 


And then...all these things will be added... 


And maybe we'll all be the happiest ones.  

And because He is our only dream, all of the other dreams will come true.  


So maybe you're feeling like I've been.  

Maybe you've realized God has given you your dreams, and yet, you feel like your dreamcatcher is empty. 


Share below. I love hearing from you.  






Debt Free Summer ☀️

 This is how we feel about it being summer time!☀️ 

This is how we feel about it being summer time!☀️ 

I don't know about you, but we aren't going anywhere this summer (or maybe even the entire year). We're trying so hard to get debt free, fix up our house, and send our kids to preschool in the fall... so planning my weeks out in advance so that I'm not tempted to spend money is a must! Here's how I do it:

1. Plan your weeks in advance! Pick themes for your weeks. This coming week is monster week at our place. Here's what we have planned:



Get this amazing lego challenge calendar here!

2. I take advantage of all things free in my city! 

- children's museum (we were gifted a membership) - summer movie days at your local theaters (bring your own snacks) - splash pads - pool day in your neighborhood - concert nights in my small towns Main Street area - library trips - storytime at Barnes and Noble  - free days at your local museums - 

 Swimming hole near our house. Free fun and it's beautiful! 

Swimming hole near our house. Free fun and it's beautiful! 

If you life in the Austin area you must follow Do512Family! There's so much to do for free. 


3. Make a weekly budget for your extra spending, and get that money out of your bank account. Having cash to spend at special outings is a must or you'll just keep swiping that credit card / debit card without a care in the world. Cash is king and when you run out of it, no more spending!  

4. Try to set aside a certain amount of money each week throughout the summer. My husband and I have started a thing where if one of us says "let's go get coffee" - the other person has to get on the phone right then and throw whatever we would spend on coffee into our savings account. Are we always successful at this?! no way! We give in. Especially when it comes to going out for coffee or food... it's our biggest weakness in our spending life. 🤦🏼‍♀️ But it is a fun game and it's nice to have someone keep me accountable to our goals. 


I hope you enjoy an amazing summer. Full of memories, lots of laughs, cook outs, pool days, and tons of fun without going into debt or breaking the bank. Have fun, and remember moments with your families are the very best gifts you can give one another. ☀️☀️☀️