Things I’m Loving Now (November)

Okay, I realize it’s been months since I told you what I’m loving. I took a little break from my blog for a few reasons and the most important reason was to focus on relationships. It’s been a beautifully exhausting journey building relationships in Hood River. This place is special and I’m thankful daily that the Lord led me here. So anyway, what better way to jump back into it than to tell you what I’m loving these days?


Homemade kombucha! I’ve been wanting to make my own for a few years now and it really has (for the most part) as easy as everyone said it was. I think the whole SCOBY living organism thing freaked me out a little bit. But it’s actually fun! If you would be interested in a little how-to post…let me know! I would love to share. I can’t tell you how much money I save. A whole batch might cost the $3-4 you’ll pay in the store. But I’m pretty sure I spend more like $2…for one batch! 


doTERRA Essential Oils! For the past four years I’ve dealt with chronic sinus infections. Typically 4 per year. This year I’ve fought off sickness with Breathe, a respiratory blend and OnGuard, an immune boosting blend. I work with kids though…so I could only fight for so long. When I did get sick though, I was able to kick my sinus infection for the first time ever without antibiotics. I typically would wait 2 weeks before seeing a doctor, because I hated the side effects of every kind of antibiotic they tried on me. I decided this time to try everything I could before going to the doctor. Using essential oils and raw apple cider vinegar with raw honey I kicked the infection in less than a week! I still can’t believe it! I want to tell the world. It makes sense to me that God gave us the tools on earth to help us to heal and live well. There’s so much I’m loving using oils for (like sleeping well at night thanks to Lavender/Serenity). Email me if you want more info! sarahlynnsmile(at) – shameless plug, maybe? Really I just to help your life better and more simple!


Real Deal Cider! Guys, Hood River is so fun! There are fruit orchards everywhere, so one of the Fall activities around here is cider press parties! I have cider that I helped press in my fridge and freezer, perfect for making hot apple cider in this season of snow and cold! I might even have plans to make some hard cider!


Old Factory Fall CandlesI had the opportunity to sample these and I’m in love with them! Cranberry, Pumpkin Spice, and Autumn Leaves? It really doesn’t get much better than that! They have a lot of differently themed sets and would make great gifts!

Well, HAPPY THANKSGIVING everybody! Make something delicious (like maybe something from these sweet Thanksgiving Roundups) and kiss someone you love. What are you making for Thanksgiving and what are you thankful for?

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