She is having my baby.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

So we have been together now for ten years. In that time we have taken no safeguards against pregnancy. The doctors told her with her health conditions, PCOS and endometriosis, we had like a 3% chance of conceiving. So we thought that it would not happen.

It's okay if Keto doesn't work for you. Here's why:

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Friends... I have been on the ketogenic diet for 18 months now. In those months I have struggled, I have cheated on my diet, I have almost given up but here's the thing... when I stick to the ketogenic diet my body feels better. Yes loosing one hundred and twenty five pounds has made me feel better but the symptoms of a health condition I have are dramatically reduced when I am starving my body of glucose.

Recipes with Rob: Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Friday, August 17, 2018

This week on Recipes with Rob we are making lemon cream cheese cookies. We have two kiddo's joining us to give us their honest opinion. Our little brother does not like the flavor of lemon nor does he like cream cheese... but he didn't seem to mind either ingredient as over the course of the weekend he ate them all! Watch the video below to see how its made and what the kids thought!

How to use the advanced settings in Blogger template

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hello everyone! Welcome to another installment of #bloglife101! Today we will be going over the advanced settings in Blogger's Template section.

Top 3 Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

Monday, August 13, 2018

Lemon was one of the first essential oils I purchased from doTERRA. For all the properties this oil boasts it is a steal at $13.00. Read our top three uses below.

Episode 008: You deserve to feel good; an interview with a health coach.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Life is all about balance. On this episode of Life on Purpose our good friend Aarion joins me to talk about his journey from fitness enthusiast to a science based health coach. Aarion is dedicated to helping his clients realize their health goals and accomplish them. While his business has been physically located in the San Diego area for the last few years he is now offering his services online; we talk about the benefits of both and why he chose to steer his business in this direction. 

Recipes with Rob: Marinated Porkchops

Friday, August 10, 2018

On this episode of recipes with Rob we pan fry pork-chops that had been marinating in essential oils. Our good friend Aarion came over to try essential oil flavored meat for the first time and was very impressed. Find the recipe and the reaction in the video/blog-post!

Ask Apothekayla: How do I hold a class

Thursday, August 9, 2018

So many people have told me that they want to do what we do. Learn about the oils and share them to earn income. The problem comes when they think about holding a class. I totally get it. My first class was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences... or at least the moments leading up to it were. On today's Ask ApotheKayla post I want to address a question that several people have asked me over the years... How do I hold a doTERRA essential oil class?

You are in charge of your own life so act like it.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

You are entitled to a drama free life, a toxin free life, a good-stable-financially healthy life... but do you have that? If your answer is anything less than yes... you have work to do. I can't do it for you or I would. I'm far from perfect and I still have work to do... but that my friends is the entire point of this post. We can all improve our lives and should.

What you need to know about gadgets in Blogger

What are gadgets?

If you are logged into your dashboard on there is a page called Layout.

In the layout page you will see several options all over the page that say add a gadget.

But what are they? Why would you use them, and how to know which ones to use when and where can be a headache!

Top Three Uses of Fennel Oil

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fennel is one of Robert's favorite essential oils to cook with. This week on Recipes with Rob you will get to see one of his recipes using doTERRA's fennel essential oil. Today we want to point out the top three uses of this flavor packed essential oil.

Episode 007: Essential oils bridge the gap

Saturday, August 4, 2018

I am very fortunate to call Joanie my mentor in doTERRA. We met through a mutual friend and since then (2014) we have one of the best friendships.

Recipes with Rob: Summer Peppers

Friday, August 3, 2018

Our dear friend Eriona came over to be our guest chef. She prepared this dish for us one evening at her place and it was SO good we had to have her teach us how to recreate it! This dish is a favorite in Eriona's home country of Albania. She said it has a Greek influence but is prepared all through Albania when the peppers are fresh in the summer.

Ask ApotheKayla: Can you show me the savings?

Thursday, August 2, 2018

You have so many great questions and I love it when you reach out and ask them. Your questions help others which is why I have created Ask ApotheKayla! 

Meagan asks:
Hey Kayla!

I have been really interested in maybe buying a bottle of Lemon oil to flavor my tea and water. You have said before that each drop of lemon oil costs $0.04 cents. Can you tell me more about how far one bottle of lemon oil will stretch? Are there any other ways I could use Lemon. I know it only costs $10 but I want to make sure I am getting my moneys worth. Can you show me the savings?


Kayla answers:
Thanks for writing Meagan.. great question!

Yes, lemon is a super affordable oil. If you are only planning to use the lemon to flavor water or tea it could last for up to 500 cups of water or tea. When you add essential oils to water the best way to do it is add one drop to the bottom of a glass or cup. When you add the water or tea to the glass the oil will coat the inside of the cup. In my experience I can still taste the essential oil when I refill my glass the second time.

There are 250 drops in each 15 ml bottle of doTERRA Essential oil. If you are using the lemon as described above the cost is actually $0.02 cents per cup and you can use it 500 times.

There are so many amazing ways to use lemon essential oil. If you are a part of my ApotheKayla Insider's group on Facebook you can watch this live video (click for video) on 30+ ways to use lemon.

Some of my favorite are:
-Adding two drops to the diffuser for an uplifting scent
-Adding 10 drops to a large spray bottle with a mixture of 50/50 water/vinegar for a purifying surface cleaner
-Adding 2-3 drops to a soft cloth and using to polish silver
-Adding to any lemon flavored desert (although I can't have sugary deserts right now lemon bars and cakes were my favorite before).

There are so many ways to use lemon oil and if you replace fresh lemons with lemon oil the savings is immense. Typically one lemon costs between $0.40 - $0.60 and can be replaced with one drop of lemon oil at $0.04 cents. doTERRA's essential oils will not go bad either which is a savings in itself.

I hope this answered your question. If you need assistance placing your order i'm here for you. Because you are all about the savings like I am, if you want to know about earning free oils let me know!


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Essential oil spotlight:

Lemon Citrus limon

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers. Learn more...

What is the best layout for your blog?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hello! Have you practiced blogging since my last post "How to set up a blogger blog in 4 easy steps"?

Today I want to go over layouts, and why they are important...

First of all.. "What is a layout"?

A layout is the general template that your blog is set up with. Will your badges/buttons be on the left side or the right side? Will you have a side bar at all? What is a side bar??

A Sidebar is a bar on the side of your blog that is static (permanent) where you can display buttons, links, archives, advertisements, etc.

When you are in the dashboard of your blogger blog you will see a small sidebar on the left that gives you options for customizing your blog. Click on template. Once you are in the template page click the orange button that says "customize".

Here you will find all sorts of customizable features. For this post I want you to click on layout.

You should see several options like this:

Pick one.. test it out.. try another! Go ahead, enjoy yourself!

I choose to have one sidebar on the left side. Why?

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Welcome to the "F" pattern! --->

Based off of several studies it has been proven that readers online read (or skim rather) in an "F" pattern.

Across the header, down the left side and then into the center of your website.

If you are writing your blog as a journal and your main focus is sharing your thoughts it won't really matter which side of your blog your sidebar is on.

However, if you are monetizing or placing specific links or content that you want people to click on you can use the "F" pattern to your advantage!!

I have also learned to use the footer (space at the bottom of my blogs) to my advantage. In this space you give your readers something else to do. When they reach the bottom of your page they will be less likely to click away, or go to another web-page, if you give them something to click on or do. Check out my footer for examples! =)

So, what do you think about the "F" pattern? Have you learned any tips that help you maximize your blog space? If so share in the comments section below!

Next time I will be going over how to write an effective "About Me" page.

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