Monthly Archives: March 2017

Garlic salve and onion cough syrup

You know those days when you can hardly move because you’ve been up all night with your sweet kiddos who aren’t feeling well? My 1.5 year old had a bad cough last month that we couldn’t seem to get rid of, including all the natural things we could think of (and going to doctors). These two things were what seemed to help the most, which a friend shared after we actively asked people their ideas. Since she’s been around children a lot this past week, her cough has crept back. But I’m going to go make these to help her tonight, and keep praying she’ll get better.


Garlic Salve

~1/3 cup coconut oil

~2 Tablespoons olive oil

~8 cloves garlic

~5 drops lavender essential oil (make sure it is pure. I’ve done a lot of research that I will share one day. I personally use Young Living Essential Oils and EOX oils from online)

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend. I usually melt the coconut oil, but don’t know if it’s necessary. Then strain through a cheesecloth or strainer into a jar. Keep in the refrigerator after a few days (it will keep longer than on the counter).

Rub it often on their chest, throat, behind ears, back, and feet. You can do it every diaper change, or every hour, depending on need.


This helped more than anything we got from the doctor, or the other things we tried. My husband put it on her, as the garlic smell made my pregnant stomach unhappy. But it worked, and she didn’t seem to mind the smell!


Onion cough syrup

~1 onion

~honey (raw local)

Slice an onion in pieces, and boil it with 1 cup of water, and 1 cup of honey. Boil it down until the liquid is halved, and strain the onions. This is the best cough syrup I found for her this past cough. I’ve read that you can also cut onions in slices, and pour honey in-between each slice. Let it sit out for 8 hours, then use the liquid. Both of these should be refrigerated.


*** I am not a doctor or medical practitioner. These are just from my personal experience. Please read disclaimer on my about page.


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A New Page Is Turning…

I’ve realized that with all of my good intentions to blog, things (life) gets in the way. Primarily, no easy access to our computer,  juggling toddlers and babies, and pregnancy thrown in. J It reminds me of how I used to write in my diary when I was younger. I never wrote for  the “21 days in a row” to establish a habit, so I ended up only writing when big things happened. This time I plan on continuing to write, as the things we learn on this new adventure will hopefully help others looking at embarking on similar adventures .

The new chapter we are about to enter into is selling our home, buying a new one, and moving to another state (all of which are firsts for our marriage), with two toddlers and a third on the way in July. We are praying God will help everything move swiftly so we can be moved into our new home before our baby is born, but we aren’t sure what He has planned. The decision to sell our home feels quick, but it’s been a series of steps. We took one step, and God shone the light for the next step. Some doors closed, but windows opened. So we are proceeding with faith, trusting Him to show us if we are going the wrong way. He’s done it before very tangibly, so I know we can continue to trust Him.

In December I was talking with a friend who mentioned that they are going to wait to buy their first home, continuing to rent their home until the market drops, since it’s a sellers’ market currently. I hadn’t heard anything about that (we don’t have television hooked up, only watching movies online and DVDs on our TV screen), so I tucked it away as interesting information. Another woman who is like a mother to me confirmed the same thing a few weeks later, and said that they were planning to sell their home in the spring, moving  in with their son and his family. That made me take it more seriously, and I started discussing it with Tom. He wasn’t completely opposed to the idea (which surprised me), so I took that as a possibility and looked into the idea more in depth. As I began looking, I saw more and more green lights, and our journey took us through ups and downs, continuing the roller coaster ride until present day. I wish I had shared the lessons I’ve learned from this time of transition over the past few months, but figured now would be as good a time as ever. Several friends are in similar transitions, or looking at the possibility of making a similar move in the next few years. So here’s to lessons learned, and new beginnings wrought with anticipation, laughter, tears, and hope.

Are you planning to move soon with children? Or do you remember your first move with kids? Please share advice below, as we are still at the beginning of this journey, hoping to put our home on the market in 2 weeks. With it being a sellers market, we’ve been advised that our home will likely sell quickly, but it might be hard to find another one to buy. It’s a daily adventure around here!

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