Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ireland Honeymoon Day Four

No luggage! (That means we're staying in this hotel a second night)

We do still have a 6:15 am wake-up call, today we're heading to the Dingle Peninsula. Our tour guide, John, has been driving three days straight so today we have a different drive and John is our tour guide. It's really nice that CIE has something in place to give the drivers a break. Sean O'Sullivan will be driving us in the rain today.

On our way to the peninsula we stop at many (I don't remember all of them) beautiful overlooks. One of these was Inch Beach! In Dingle we first stopped at a local jewelry shop, remembering that the euro is more than the US dollar we didn't see anything that we had to have. There were many in our group that ended up getting an item to take home but we were glad that we stuck with our decision to not purchase anything at this shop. One the road again we drove to Slea (Slay) Head stopping to view early monastic beehive huts. After this drive around the countryside we head back into Dingle to wander the city and get lunch. We ended up at Murphy's pub for a Smithwicks (Smidicks), coke, beef burger dressed with bacon and cheddar (cheeseburger w/bacon in the US), and fish & chips. Huge lunch! Note: Irish have take everything slow, lunch isn't served in 10 minutes and make sure you ask for your bill early.

Next up we head to the Dingle Brewery (yay beer)! Here we learn about their brewing process, and I'm surprised to learn just how small this brewery is because they seem to be everywhere (even in the plane flight to Ireland). They created the beer named Creans, named after Tom Crean, who made three trips to the Antarctic. We're hoping that it'll be available in the states soon!

Dinner on this day was at Kate Kearney's Cottage! I've been looking forward to this dinner, which includes another history story, music and traditional Irish dancing. Brett and I had THE BEST Irish Coffee here and dinner was amazing! I had the smoked salmon appetizer, chicken & veg, and Bailey's cheesecake for dessert. Brett had the fried brie, chicken & veg, and Bailey's cheesecake. This cheesecake had the best crust I've ever had. The ride home was interesting as we haven't yet driven at night in the bus on some of the narrowest roads I've traveled (and it's was rainy). We also ended up being me up a locket watch and getting the nephews a couple authentic Irish hand drums that will be sure to drive their parents crazy (sorry guys).

Once we got back to our hotel we walked up the street so that Brett could check out a golf simulator. It was fun to watch him practice his swings and see how the simulator responded!

6 am wake up call in the morning is going to come sooner rather than later!



I'll end this post with a beautiful shot of the clouds rolling in from our balcony.


Friday, January 2, 2015

Essential Oils - New Year, New Info

Greetings Essential Oil Lovers, 
How do you like to get essential oils information, what makes it easiest to share? Email, Face to Face, Phone, Facebook, Blog? Please let me know, I want to be here for you!
This month we're talking digestive aids, and boy are there options! I'll get right to it with the single oil and blend oils to aid digestive issues. I've saved the 'items of note' for last this month.
Spearmint is known to increase metabolism, aid in digestion, and stimulate the gall bladder. It also brings about feelings of balance and well being.
Wintergreen can reduce blood pressure, reduce all types of pain, and is an anti-coagulant.
Peppermint is a digestive stimulant, can curb appetite, and is used for nausea, headaches, and viral infections. Researchers have also found that when simply inhaling the vapors mental accuracy increased by 28%.
Ginger works well on digestive disorders, nausea, muscle aches, and respiratory infections/congestion. It also smells yummy in the diffuser!
Copaiba is a strong anti inflammatory, anti ulcer, antiseptic oil that works well on pain relief, stomach distress, urinary disorders, and even sore throat or insect bites.
Di-gize is a blend of eight oils to relieve digestive problems such as indigestion, heartburn, gas, and bloating.
GLF (gallbladder & liver flush) is a blend of six oils to help cleanse and restore liver function when taken in capsules.
Juva Cleanse is a three oil blend combined to cleanse the liver.
PanAway is a four oil blend known to reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation, and accelerate healing.
Melrose is a blend of four oils known to cleanse, regenerate damaged tissue, and reduce inflammation.
ImmuPower is a blend of nine oils that can strengthen immunity and work to repair DNA in cells. It is strongly antiseptic and anti-infectious.
Thieves is a blend of five oils known to be antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-infectious.
Mark your calendar:
Saturday, January 17 - Intro to Oils Class - 1:00 pm Sun Prairie (contact me for more info)
Saturday, January 31 - Customer Appreciation Event - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sun Prairie (contact me for more info)
Items of Note:

  • Please share this post with anyone who you think might be interested or benefit
  • Lets learn together!! If you have any questions lets get together one on one for a coffee or tea!
  • This month (January) I'll be placing my order the evening of Tuesday, January 6 and my email topic sent out towards the end of the month will be Natural Protection
  • New business email: (look for emails from this address starting January 15, 2015)
  • I'm not a doctor and neither I nor the oils make miracles, the oils work differently for everyone
  • Essential Oils Safety Information (from Young Living)