I have a terrible habit of starting too many projects at once.  My brain overflows with ideas and my impulsiveness tells me to act on them all right away in fear of one of those ideas slipping away.

An even worse habit I have is not finishing any of the projects I start.  This character flaw of mine is something I’ve been actively working on improving.  With that being said, my organizational skills are getting better every day and I’m setting more goals and laying out timelines and to-do-lists (as you may have read about in my last post) to get them accomplished.


I’ve used creative outlets in the past to try and channel my anxieties and insecurities into something positive and tangible; BUT, anxiety is a killer and I’ve always been too self-conscious to share any of it with the world (or even my friends and fam for that matter if I’m being totally transparent).

Maybe it’s having my second daughter or the fact that I’m about to turn 26, but I have this new found perseverance that I’m holding onto tightly.  If someone asked me last December where I thought I would be in a year, I never would have said “in a stable and loving relationship, working from home, taking up new hobbies left and right…”.


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You may have guessed by now that candle-making is my latest thing.  When I joined Young Living, I started researching what essential oils could replace in my house.  I am obsessed with candles.  I’m talking buy-all-of-the-pine-and-leather-scented-candles-from-TJMaxx-and-burn-them-in-less-than-a-week obsessed.  Little did I know, every time I flicked that Bic to light a candle that contained paraffin wax I was releasing carcinogens like benzene and toluene into the air I share with my family.  Benzene is found in cigarette smoke and the exhaust from your car.  According to the CDC, long-term side effects can include irregular menstrual periods, shrinking ovaries, and blood cancers like leukemia.  I don’t know about y’all, but my conscience isn’t going to let me get away with bringing those types of products into my home.


So, obviously I had a little freak-out and then tossed all of my old candles.  My research continued from there and I found that I can use the very same essential oils that I love to create a product I can burn in my home and not feel guilty about.

Now, this post is meant to be a sneak peek, so the last thing I’ll say is keep an eye out because there might be a good chance these will soon be available for your home as well.


P.S. montanamomblog is about to become alaskamomblog, but you’ll have to stay tuned for more on that. 😉


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