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10 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues

Lately it has been rainy, and for us, with rain comes a degree of depression or exhaustion. Meaning…nobody is in a good mood, and we’re tired all day. As you can imagine, these are rather unproductive days. The kids don’t get as much school work done and I can’t get much work done, and because I’m my own boss and that doesn’t really work out on those days. Does anybody else get like this?

10 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues | Ten at the Table

Using Essential Oils

Lately, my family has been trying out essential oils. Rather than administering pills to each child for different things before bed, or taking pain pills when some of our back problems feel like being mean to us, we use a few drops of essential oils. I honestly didn’t expect them to work, but they do! My mother, who has major back problems, is able to run errands with no pain pills. She’s been using nothing but essential oils for about a month now. Her favorite is peppermint. She applies a few drops to her back in the morning, and then some more whenever she feels it wearing off.

My personal favorite is the Balance blend. I am a very scatter brained person. My though processes are all over the place, and it is literally impossible for me to have a conversation with someone and stay on topic the whole time. I just apply a drop of Balance to the back of my neck and I am able to focus on whatever task I need to complete.

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The other plus of essential oils is they work FAST! Within a minute you will be able to feel the effects. There are endless ways to improve your life with essential oils. Allergies, pain, anxiety, eczema, itches, aromatherapy, mood improvements, digestion, air freshener, laundry detergent, homemade cleaners, wound treatment, respiratory/cough relief, and much much more!

My word that is a mouthful.

And I didn’t even finish.

Using essential oils has really changed our lives for the better.

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~Maria Alison

10 Tips For Growing Strawberries {Like A Boss}

10 Tips for Growing Strawberries {Like A Boss} | Ten at the Table

This is our third year growing strawberries as well as our third year of research. The first year was a complete and utter failure. We weren’t “gardeners” at the time so we didn’t water it, weed it, feed it, or make sure not to step on/drive over it. Yeah, our “garden” was right in front of our “drive-way” (ahem) grass (ahem). Then the second year we decided we wanted a garden so my father, an all or nothin’ type of guy, decided to build this massive structure.

But still didn’t tend much to our strawberries, and got literally 2 berries off of our three plants.  So then on our third year we planted 10 more plants and did a whole lot of research. And I do mean a lot, my friend.

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