Local Living in Bismarck/Mandan

Ordering Your Starter Kit

Many years ago, I was invited to a Young Living essential oil class. It sounded fun I thought maybe I would buy a couple of oils. I had used oils in the past from the local health store, however, I knew very little about them. The presentation was with the oils from the basic starterContinue reading “Ordering Your Starter Kit”

Down Home with Brenda Ternes

Down Home with Brenda Ternes I met Brenda Ternes many moons ago while shopping at I. Keating Furniture World in Bismarck, ND. For years she would assist me in finding the perfect pieces for my home. During my many shopping visits, Brenda would frequently talk about her dream of opening a local general store. LikeContinue reading “Down Home with Brenda Ternes”

I am a sucker for Hallmark Movies

I am a sucker for Hallmark Movies. And I especially love Christmas ones. There is something about the small-town community spirit, decorations, and music that has my heart warming every time. I have noticed each year that the plots are becoming a bit more creative while still keeping with the spirit of the shows. WonderingContinue reading “I am a sucker for Hallmark Movies”


Valor Essential Oil

Valor Valor is one of the original blends formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young and is a long-standing member favorite. Each essential oil in the blend was carefully selected for its unique aromatic and topical benefits: Frankincense for its uplifting, earthy aroma and skin-smoothing properties; Black Spruce for its grounded, woodsy aroma; BlueContinue reading “Valor Essential Oil”


Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Thieves® essential oil blend is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils.  Formulated by Young Living founder, D. Gary Young, this blend was created from research recorded in the archives of the British Museum library about a group of 14th century European perfumers and spice traders whoContinue reading “Thieves Essential Oil”

Stress Away

Stress Away Essential Oil

Stress Away Stress Away, a D. Gary Young proprietary blend, brings aromas from around the world to create an on-the-go getaway just for you. It’s this distinct mix of vanilla and lime that gives Stress Away its unique and exotic aroma. Stress Away also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topicalContinue reading “Stress Away Essential Oil”


Raven Essential Oil

Raven Raven is a unique blend of Ravintsara and four other bright, refreshing essential oils: Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, and Wintergreen. Ravintsara is found within the leaves and wood of the camphor tree, a large evergreen tree native to regions in southern China and Japan, as well as Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam. Ravintsara’s slightly woodsyContinue reading “Raven Essential Oil”


Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Peppermint is a natural cross between water mint and spearmint. Originally native to Europe, peppermint is now grown mostly in the United States. Peppermint Vitality essential oil has a minty, refreshing flavor that can be used to enhance the flavor of food and beverages. In addition, when taken internally, Peppermint Vitality supports healthy digestiveContinue reading “Peppermint Essential Oil”


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