Monday, October 22, 2012

Vendor Open House: Holiday Edition

We are going to be hosting a HUGE Vendor Open House! Come check it out if you're in the Rexburg area!

We will also be welcoming a couple other Ladies to our Vendor List so come check it out! :)

Chair Covers

Removable Vinyl Chair Covers made by Becky over at I Dream of Quilting

 My daughter testing out the new covers!

Becky just whipped these out in like less than 30 mins! Cut, sew, and go!

Carmel Apples

 We were craving Caramel Apples and thought it would be a great thing for our kids to experiance! So we picked up some caramel squares, caramel apple sticks and followed the instructions on the package. They turned out GREAT! 

 I want one now huh! ;)

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jewelry Rolls & Key Fobs

I have a Vendor Open House coming up and I'm making a bunch of Key Fobs and Jewelry Rolls to sell. Thought you all might want to check them out! :)

 (There will be a tutorial for these soon by the way!)

 CUTE RIGHT! Notice I redesigned the inside just a tad on this one :)
HERE's the tutorial for the original one.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Natural Homemade Wipes!

I recently discovered how AMAZING Essential Oils are! I've been looking for a great, all natural baby wipes option that doesn't have rubbing alcohol or other things that can cause diaper rash and other things for my little girls (they are so sensitive!). Now, I have seen some with baby bath wash as an ingredient and I could use the Jordan Essentials baby bath wash and that would work, but I do like the oils because it does end up being a bit cheaper in the long run. 
Now, I got this recipe from the doTerra Essential Oils magazine so they use there oils, but I'm sure it would be ok to use other kinds of essential oils. I find that they are the best quality, 100% pure essential oils so that's what I use. 

So here is the baby wipes recipe I use:


1 roll of premium paper towels (I used Viva)
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil
 (I just used Coconut oil from the grocery store. You can get it online, doTerra has it, you can get it all over the place. Just make sure it's room temp or even a little soft/melted is alright because you want it to dissolve in the water)
3 drops lavender oil
3 drops melaleuca oil
 An airtight storage container.  
I used an empty baby wipe container. 

Cut paper towels in half lengthwise with a serrated or electric knife. Use half the roll now, and half later.
Pour the mixture over the paper towels and then cover with the airtight lid letting the mixture absorb for 10 minutes. Turn the container over and let it sit for another 10 minutes (I just turned over the roll in the wipes container). Remove and discard the cardboard middle, and then when ready to use pull wipes
 from the center.

If you want to make sanitizing wipes just put the following ingredients instead of the above essential oils. 

Sanitizing Wipes Blend:

 3 drops doTerra On Guard
3 drops lemon essential oil

Use them on any surface to clean and sanitize without worrying about harmful chemicals! Can even use them to clean sticky hands!

And now you are one step closer to making your home chemical/toxin free!

Natural House Cleaners!


Add these ingredients directly to a partially drained bowl:

1/2 cup of baking soda
10 drops of melaleuca essential oil
1/4 cup of vinegar

As it reacts, scrub the toilet.
This combination is intended for one use at a time. 

For serious rust stains, empty out bowl and scrub with wet pumice stone.



1 gallon of hot water
1 tablespoons liquid castile soap 
(substitute Dawn dish soap if needed)
15 drops wild orange essential oil
8 drops lemon essential oil

Combine ingredients in a large bucket. Use a mop to clean the floor. Rinsing optional.

I LOVE this cleaner! We use our refillable Libman spray mop and I just added a like 4 drops of lemon and 5 or 6 of wild orange to the warm soapy water. It is magic I swear!


SOFT SCRUB for Bath, Tile & Tub

Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. Enough for 2-4 applications.

3/4 rounded cup baking soda
1/4 cup castile soap (substitute: Dawn--but castile is better)
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
5-10 drops lemon essential oil
In a bowl, combine the baking soda and castile soap. Add the water and stir. Finally, add the vinegar. Consistency should be a soft paste.



Natural Laundry Stain Remover

Laundry Stain Remover

Combine 2 parts hydrogen peroxide with 1 part doTerra On Guard Foaming Hand Wash in a spray bottle. Shake to mix.

This works wonders on laundry stains, rusty water, and mildew stains in bathtubs and showers, as well as bathroom counter tops, sinks, and faucets.

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Travel Solutions!

I know I'm a bit behind on this post so I'll make it quick!

I LOVE my Thirty-one bags! Not only were they a life saver this past couple weeks while we were in L.A. but they were incredible for our family camping trip! 

I can't say enough about my Large Utility Totes! I think I need like 10 to cover all the things I use them for! On our trip to L.A. it was SO HELPFUL to carry all our snacks in the car and to haul groceries to the hotel room AND I flatted one and stuck it in the trunk and used it to put our dirty laundry in at the hotel & to take it to the laundry facilities when the time came. Camping we used them to hold pans, paper goods, cooking supplies, spices, etc. SO MANY uses let me tell ya!

Then the Market Thermal Tote I used as a cooler in the car on our many road trips and the Picnic Thermal when I just needed a lunch for a day trip to the beach. While camping we used the Market Thermal to hold food and Picnic Thermal for our lunch on the beach & fruits. 

 These pictures are a bit of a mess so forgive me:)
The above photo is my Organizing Utility Tote with my All-in-one Organizer and my Large Zipper Pouch inside! This is my diaper bag (messy at the moment). This is another one I can't live without! Although, they are coming out with a new one in Sept that is this one only BIGGER and with a zipper closure! Um, ya, I have to have it! (It's appropriately called the Super Organizing Tote)(:
The All-in-one Organizer is the lime green/grey dot one (Minty Chip). It has a notepad in it with all my lists and to do lists on it as well as a couple pockets to put my business cards, calendar, coupons, pen, etc. in. It's super great! My Large Zipper Pouch I keep diapers, mat, wipes, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, business cards,etc. in! It's my grab and go changing bag. It has a nice vinyl lining so you could put snacks or wet clothes in it with no problem.They also have a small one that is perfect for your grab and go personal care products!
 Above: In this one you can see the Expand-a-tote Day Extender with the yellow flower clip (The black and white one in the back) I used it to put me & my girls clothes in as well as my shower things (which are in the blue Little Carry-All Caddy in the front)! The Little Carry-All Caddy was very handy to go to and from the bathroom! We also have Cosmetic Bags!
 Above: This is my Cinch Sac in Happy Dots! I use this to hold toys & entertainment things for my girls when we are on trips! It works like a dream!
 These show my other Organizing Utility Tote in Lotsa Dots that I used on our trips as a diaper caddy. It was awesome!

 And can't forget the URU Thermal Tote! Which I used to hold bottles and sippy's in the car and at night. Alot of people use them for lunch bags though. It's AWESOME!
 And a couple pictures of our camp site. Note my little girl showing off for the camera:)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

L.A. Trip Update!

So I wanted to follow up on my "Fun & Frugal Things to do in L.A. Area" post!I wasn't able to do all the things on my list but I got to explore quite a few places!

We stayed at the Extended Stay America at: 1742 S Clementine St, Anaheim, CA 92802

It was very nice and close to everything! Plus we got a super great deal on a room with a Kitchenette so we could save even more money on food!

We were able to go to:

1. Newport Beach & Oceanside Beach
Newport Beach was very nice and has lots of things around it. It was also the closest to our hotel and pretty much a straight shot on hwy! Here are some pictures from that beach:

And at Oceanside Beach they have a excellent Fish & Chips place, free parking, and a very nice beach. We went here at dusk/night so I don't have pictures of the BEACH but I do of the harbor there:

2. Visited a Park
We visited many parks in the area, but one of our favorites was Irvine Park (1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869). I brought my girls by myself this day so I didn't take any pictures:( But I do have a map of the park and such I will scan onto here later for you to see! Now one thing they don't mention when searching is that it cost $4 to get in/park! Which would have been nice to know so I would have packed a lunch and made more of a day of it. But it was still very nice! They have a trail  you can ride, pony rides, the Zoo, a lake, several playground areas that have a pad under the playground instead of wood chips!, pavilions to eat at, horse back riding lessons, you can rent bikes & boats, and they do have somewhere you can buy food at the trail station. So there was PLENTY to do, but no one was at the main gate when I went in and I had never been there so I had to kind of guess where everything was....then at the train station I found the map which opened up a whole new world!

A little info on the train ride:
  • It's a 1/3 scale train that takes both children & adults on a 12 min ride through the park.
  • It cost $4 per ticket or
  • Book of 15 tickets for $50
  • 12 months and younger ride FREE
  • Open daily at 10AM ---7 Days a week
We didn't get to ride, but the girls were happy just to watch the train go by:)

We also wanted to check out Santiago Oaks Regional Park but it also cost $4 to get in and I know that you could prob. buy a state park pass and just go to a bunch in that area, but my girls were melting so we went home.It's on Serrano Ave in Orange, CA.

There was also a little playground at the hotel next door and others off Chapman as well as some play areas at the malls around the area (like the one on The City Dr S. and the one on Main Place Dr./N Main St was HUGE, but we didn't have much time to explore it!) I know there was also a Discovery Science Center down the street from there little time! Darn nap time!

3. Crystal Cathedral 
Now, I'm not Catholic but we went by this cool Crystal Cathedral on Chapman Ave several times and it was just cool! (These aren't my pics. Thanks Google!) 

4. Downtown Disney
We didn't go to Disneyland, but we were able to go to Downtown Disney and check out some of the shops there. This was plenty for my little ones and it was nice to go into air conditioning on a hot day:) Alli loved Build-A-Bear & the Disney Store. Her Aunt got her a Pascal Stuffed Animal & a Princess Book that has vinyl stickers you can dress up the princesses. She loves them both! The Lego store is cool for older kids and the Carmel Corn was yummy! You can usually find coupons and discounts for some of the shops like Build-A-Bear and the Disney store online and at the hotels around there. And discounts for other local places. You can also take a shuttle bus right to Downtown Disney from most of the hotels (for a cost), but there's parking right by it for Free for 2 or 3 hrs and then you can get additional hrs for buying things. Anyway, it was easy to find.

5. There were many Targets, Walmarts, Vons, Smart & Finals, Albertsons, Trader Joes, Malls etc.
One of our fav. areas was on N Tustin St. & E Meats Ave.
There was a Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, and a huge mall that had Old Navy, Sears, Ross, etc. in it (INDOORS!) and they also had Olive Garden and other restaurants close by.
Pretty much between Katella Ave, Main St, Tustin, and Chapman there was everything you really needed.
There was also a Walmart & other stores a couple exits down from where we were.  So we always had something to do.
Between Google and our GPS we pretty much found anything with ease.
You can also find coupons and fliers for different places at your Hotel! Enjoy the adventure! 

If you have a smartphone and use the Shopkicks app this area was a gold mine for walk in kicks and scans! I LOVE Shopkicks! Anytime I'm in an area with lots of shopping (there's not a whole lot in my little town) I whip it out and score kicks that I can redeem for gift cards like Target, Best Buy,, Chili's, etc. Here's my referral link if you want to check it out!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fun & Frugal Things to do in L.A. with your family!

 Here is a list of Frugal (& Free) Things to do in L.A. area! Me and my family will be going there so my Husband can go through some training for 2 whole weeks! When I get back I will give you my own review of some of these places!:) Because sometimes places say "kid friendly" or seem like they would be fun with little ones but then turn out to not be too great for smaller children or not as fun for older children! So look for my review the middle of August and if you have anywhere you would like to share or have a review of any of these places please comment below!

Most of my information came from the following links:
1. Go to the Beach--Laguna Beach, North Star Beach & Newport Beach
Point Fermin Park and Lighthouse
Perched above the Pacific Ocean, Point Fermin is often overlooked by visitors. But the 37-acre park and its coin-operated telescopes offer some of the best views along the coast, while the 1874 lighthouse makes for picture-perfect photo-ops. Picnic, go for a jog, or just sit and lose yourself. 500 West Paseo Del Mar

2. Visit a Garden or Park-- 
Beverly Gardens Park:
Beverly Gardens is a 22 block, 1.9 mile linear park stretching from Doheny Drive to Whittier Drive along the north side of Santa Monica Boulevard.
Other features of the park, many of which are historic, include:
  • Cactus Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Wilshire Electric Fountain
  • Doheny Fountain
  • Decomposed granite jogging and walking path
  • Arbors
Coldwater Canyon Park:

This park has two small picnic areas with two tables each.  The Park also has two play areas, a water feature, and shaded arbor.  Picnic areas may be reserved for use seasonally.
For more information, call (310) 285-6820
Coldwater Canyon Park
1100 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Grijalva Park

  • 368 North Prospect, Orange, California, United States
  • Playground park

Hart Park

  • 701 S. Glassell, Orange, California, United States
  • Oldest but not outdated! Huge!

Orange County Zoo

  • 1 Irvine Park Road, California
  • Phone:
    Located in the Irvine Regional Park, the Orange County Zoo is home to a variety of species of animals that are indigenous to the southwest including mountain lions, foxes and black bears. It's just $2 for admission for visitors two and older, but don't forget an extra few dollars for the parking at this Orange, California regional park. 
    • 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, California
    •  Irvine Regional Park, nestled in a grove of Heritage Oak and Sycamore trees, houses a variety of wildlife.Santiago Creek divides the park, and a pond with stone-work waterfall and foot bridge is at its center.


Belmont Park

  • 4536 East Via Escola Ave., Orange, California, United States
  • A beautiful park designed by Venture 2 consultants, where Anthony Mendoza was the lead Landscape Architect on the project. This park is located in the hills of Orange in a very affluent neighborhood. Playground

Point Fermin Park and Lighthouse
Perched above the Pacific Ocean, Point Fermin is often overlooked by visitors. But the 37-acre park and its coin-operated telescopes offer some of the best views along the coast, while the 1874 lighthouse makes for picture-perfect photo-ops. Picnic, go for a jog, or just sit and lose yourself. 500 West Paseo Del Mar

1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA  91108
Phone: 626.405.2100
Fax: 626.405.9211
An oasis of art and culture on 207 acres. Explore breathtaking gardens, new Children’s Garden, Tropical Conservatory, Chinese Garden, four art galleries and a library, showcasing collections of rare books. Bookstore, English Tea and group tours.

Summer Hours

Monday10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Seniors (age 65+) $15$18
Students (age 12-18,
or with full-time student I.D.)
Youth (age 5-11) $8$8
Children (under 5)freefree
Groups (15 or more) $11 (per person) $14 (per person)

Kind of pricy but if you can get tickets for the free day or get a membership if you live close then I'm sure it's well worth it! 

Free Day

Admission to The Huntington is free to all visitors on the first Thursday of every month with advance tickets. Hours on Free Day are 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

3.  Museums!--A List of FREE ones here!

Children's Museum at La Habra

  • 301 South Euclid Street, La Habra, CA, 90631
  • Phone:
    La Habra Children's Museum Children's Museum on S. Euclid St in La Habra, CA is in the Beach California section(s) Museums and Other General Government Support. The map of La Habra Children's Museum Children's Museum shows the approximate ... more on 
    Children & Adults              $8
    La Habra residents           $7
    Children under 2               Free
    Members                            Free
  • Hours
    Tuesday -  Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
    Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm
    Fridays open at 9 am for CMLH Members

    Target Free First Saturdays
    On the first Saturday of every month admission is free from 10am – 5pm, sponsored by Target.
  • Eating Facilities
    There is no restaurant at the Museum, however snacks and water are available for purchase. The Museum is located in Portola Park, which features picnic tables and a playground. There is an array of restaurants within driving distance of the museum. Ask your friendly admissions clerk for a list of local eateries in the area.

4.Visit a Zoo--

Orange County Zoo

  • 1 Irvine Park Road, California
  • Phone:
    Located in the Irvine Regional Park, the Orange County Zoo is home to a variety of species of animals that are indigenous to the southwest including mountain lions, foxes and black bears. It's just $2 for admission for visitors two and older, but don't forget an extra few dollars for the parking at this Orange, California regional park.

Santa Ana Zoo

  • 1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is a place to play, a place to learn and a place to spend time with your family.
5. Visit an Aquarium--

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

  • 3720 Stephen White Drive, Los Angeles, California
Both children and adults will enjoy viewing sea creatures of the ... more on TripAdvisor 
Aquarium HoursTuesday through Friday - 12 noon to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas

They have a tide table for Cabrillo Beach on there site.
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is open year-round and operates on a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $1 for children and seniors.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Fun in the Sun!

Whether your child is 10 years or 10 months old there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors! But don't forget your Sunscreen and hats!
Here is a list of fun things to do with the whole family! 

  1. Visit your local Zoo--Google where your local Zoo is.
  2. Community Events--Look at your towns Chamber of Commerce webpage. They usually have lots of summer events and places to see a lot of times for free!
  3. Visit a local garden--If you have a College or University near you alot of times they will have greenhouses or gardens you can visit. Either for free or a small fee.
  4. Go to a local park---There are water parks, city parks, state parks, and national parks all around you! Many you may not have even known about! So go online and search for your local parks and rec!
  5. Play a game! Here is a great website with TONS of ideas for games indoors and outdoors for the whole family! Family Fun
  6. Want to do something fun indoors? Try doing a craft together. There are tons of ideas online HERE and all over Pinterest and the web!
  7. Anything with Water--Seems like just about every child and adult loves to beat the heat by cooling off in the water! Find a creek, river, public pool, or water park near you or get a cheap little kiddy pool or sprinkler at your local store to throw in the backyard to help beat the heat! 
  8. And no activity would be complete without good food and good company! You can grab some great recipes all over the internet for refreshing lemonades, fruit creations, light salads, grilled meats& chilling desserts! So grab your family or a friend and enjoy the summer! :)


School will start before we know it and with that comes fundraising for your schools, sports teams, cheer leading squads, churches or for a good cause! Jordan Essentials can help! They have fundraising using our best selling and most unique product the Lotion Bar! If you would like more information on how you can do this great fundraiser for your group or cause please message me!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jordan Essentials Review

Okay, so I know I'm a Consultant, but I wanted to share my opinion anyway! 
I just have to say, I LOVE my Jordan Essentials! I actually look forward to washing my hands and my 5 min get away from the kids in the shower is now like a day at the spa! Seriously! The sea salt exfoliate just puts the whole thing over the top! And boy does it make me all silky smooth! Cleanse with the Shower Gel, exfoliate with the sea salt scrub, and even use the yummy smelling shampoo& condition! Then hop out and pamper my skin more by moisturizing with either the body lotion or shea butter and seal it all in with the lotion bar and mommy stays baby soft all day& night & i don't have to re apply lotion 5 times a day! Best of all I can use it on my babies too! I don't have to go through the moisturizing with them 3 times a day! What time I save just adding 2 mins into my day! And I didn't even mention the awesome Aluminum free deodorant and awesome hydrating good smelling body spray (which I don't have to worry about my kids breaking out from me holding them so I can smell like a woman instead of a mommy again!)! I just love there products! I want to try all of them! I hear the face mask is to die for amazing! Who knew using natural products could be so pampering!OH! Did I mention the lotion bar does wonders for my feet! (The Exfoliate smooths my scratchy heels too!)I have these shoes that always hurt when I wear them, but because the lotion bar has a waxy kind of seal it helps lock in moisture and protects my feet from blisters! I was shocked and amazed! My feet are saved from heals now yay!:) Not only is it safer for me and my family but it's an awesome company too! That's why I decided to join the team! And by becoming a JE Consultant I get the opportunity to not only make a little extra money but to get free product AND pamper all of you! So this mommy is a happy girl!:)
Because of all the awesome products I will be featuring a new product each month! So come back and check it out!
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thirty-One Gifts

Thank you for visiting my blog! As you prob saw on my last post I am a Jordan Essentials Consultant! I'm very proud to be providing all natural products to everyone! 
Well, I am also very excited to tell you I am also a Thirty-One Gifts Consultant!

Thirty-One Gifts is a Christian based company with amazing products to help you organize you life at home and on the go! From organizing your car, to toys, to your craft room! 
They have awesome Customer Monthly Specials as well as great Hostess rewards
And you can have an online/catalog party for those who are too busy or may be far apart to have a party!

 (My Kit all set up for my 1st party)
(My Market Thermal Tote shown in Circle Spirals Print! Love at first site!):)
If you check out the amazing products and love them as much as I do, and want to get paid to share something you love, then please consider joining my team and becoming a Thirty-One Consultant!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions! 

So go ahead and get started on your next organizing project and check out Thirty-one today!
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Jessica Moore

Jordan Essentials

I'm very excited to announce I am now a Jordan Essentials Consultant!

Jordan Essentials are Botanical based, all natural products for the everyday family! From Children's soaps and lotions, to adult lotions, soaps,deodorants, pampering sets, mineral make-up, and even Men's products! 
I love that my little ones can even eat the soap and I won't have to worry about them eating any harmful chemicals! They also show just what's in their products so you aren't guessing if it's safe or not! 

And if you are finding you want a lot of the products please take a look at Hosting a party so you can get free and half price items! If you are long distance consider just doing an online/catalog party! I can send you catalogs and order forms and you can hand them out and let your friends and family order online or with an order form and you can still reap the benefits of a regular party! A great way to share the great products without the pressure of a party! :)

If you'd like to share these awesome products with others and get paid to party then please take a look at Joining my team! I am the only Consultant in this area so it is wide open for all! 
So take a look at my website below and please feel free to contact me with any questions! Just click on the Logo Below!
Thanks and have a beautiful day!

Jessica Moore

Monday, April 30, 2012

Travel Jewelry Holder Tutorial


You want to make your own? 

For Personal Use Only! Not for Reproduction!

Materials Needed:
  • 1 outside fabric piece—23"x9"
  • 1 inside fabric piece—23"x9"
  • Batting piece—23"x9"
  • Fabric Necklace Pocket-- 12”x12” (12”x6” when folded in half) 
  • Binding— At least 68” long whether bought or made.Double Fold kind if bought and about 2” wide if made. 
  • Bios Tape for clear pockets and middle-- 3 pieces 11” long and 1 piece 9” long 
  • 2 Clear Pockets—11”x2¾”---The “plastic” is 
    clear vinyl tablecloth material. You can pick it up at Joann's,Michaels, Walmart and other craft stores. Mines a little thicker gauge but you can use what you want. You can also just do fabric pockets if you want but I like to see my earrings.
  • 8 ribbons for the loops---5” long--Grosgrain works best but you can use any kind. The 1 inch wide works good. As long as your velcro is the same width you should be fine. 
  • Velcro—apx 2” total—each piece about ½” long and as wide as your ribbon 
  • Outside Ribbon—26” long
See the Full Tutorial in PDF below!
***Sorry for those who opened up this file and it didn't work! I have attached a new file! IF it still doesn't work please let me know and I can try and post it in a new format or send it to you directly! Thanks!***
Jewelry Roll PDF 

If you're having trouble with the above link try this:
travel jewelry holder.pdf

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