Our Road To Recovery

Road Rash

My blog name is so me -- On A Wing And A Prayer.  It's tongue in cheek as my boyfriend rides a Honda Goldwing and I ride with him on occasion. That's us on his bike in the profile pic. But it's also a reflection on how my life seems to play out. There will be periods of time where nothing is new, same ole same ole and then suddenly WHAM! We're thrown for a loop having to scramble for a solution, time, money, what have you. 2014 has been the proverbial roller coaster ride that started with ... [ Read More ]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub | On A Wing And A Prayer

How about a little DIY project to kick off the fall season? I love sugar scrubs as they make your skin feel luxorious, so smooth and silky! Add in the element of pumpkin spice and coffee and you have another in your arsenal of pampering sugar scrubs. A Pumpkin And A Princess recently shared a tutorial on making a Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub so I took that idea and switched it up to use essential oils in place of spices in the scrub. dōTERRA therapeutic-grade essential oils offer ... [ Read More ]

Sweet September $500 Cash Giveaway

September -- time to trade the swimsuits and flip flops for sweaters and boots. Children are back in school and after all that shopping your bank account is probably a little dry. Then you won't want to miss this great opportunity! What could you do with an extra $500 cash? Buy a new pair of shoes for yourself? Download a new book that you've been dying to read? Maybe you'd like to give your living room a little update.  I have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to bring my readers ... [ Read More ]

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

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My jewelry tends to be overlooked and forgotten as far as a good cleaning regime goes. But who doesn't love it when they are sporting some sparkle on their finger or ear? One of my favorite blogs, DIY Natural, had a recent post for a an easy homemade jewelry cleaner which reminded me that my diamond stud earrings were looking rather dull. This is super simple to do, requires little to no effort, and my favorite part -- uses natural ingredients and an essential oil! What You'll Need 1/2 c. ... [ Read More ]

Steel Cut Cinnamon Oatmeal

Being a member of my local Curves club as well as a Wellness Advocate for Doterra, I've become very enthusiastic about making healthier choices for myself. Essential oils have been substituted for many over-the-counter creams, lotions, pills and ointments with amazing results. So when Terrafit was introduced at a Doterra seminar this past spring, I wanted on board. What is the Terrafit 90-Day Challenge? Terrafit is built on the foundation of the wellness pyramid that encompasses the ... [ Read More ]

Funny Friday

Stay Comfy | On A Wing And A Prayer

The other day my mom sent the following picture of the latest antics of her cat Mia. Mia is a 3-year old cat my youngest son rescued. Mia was a tiny ball of fur wandering around a parking lot in the 115 degree Phoenix heat all by her lonesome. My sons thought Grandma needed a new cat as her last one, Nina, had passed away after living a full life spanning 23 years. Mia now is loved, pampered and spoiled by my parents. She travels with them between their Arizona and northern Minnesota homes just ... [ Read More ]

DIY Cinnamon Peppermint Toothpaste

DIY Cinnamon Peppermint Toothpaste | On A Wing And A Prayer

With all the talk and hype of following a greener, healthier lifestyle I always wondered about the chemicals lurking in my favorite toothpaste. A few years ago I purchased a whitener kit from my dentist. Whiten the teeth it did, but what else did those chemicals do? So I read up on natural toothpastes, even make your own versions, and cringed at the thought of using something completely different. At last I found this DIY toothpaste at Green Living Ladies. With raised eyebrow and my inner ... [ Read More ]