Battle River Ranch

On Saturday June 16, 2018 I loaded up my van with bedding plants, flowers and perennials from my garden and friends.

It was time to create a rock garden from the pile of rocks and boulders that were left behind from digging the basement of the new lodge.

The weeds had already been treated with roundup.

I arrived at 8:30 am by 9:30 Joel Enns came to help; a trainee and Josiah a student from Lloydminster to complete his 10 hours of volunteer hours. Ernest the director of the camp came to help with our needs. Supplying a water hose, gloves, tools and then a back hoe for Joel to bring a large amount of good soil to add around the rocks and boulders. By noon we started to see the making of a beautiful rock garden.

Our mission came to an end at 2:30 pm. Joel was amazed at the transformation of the pile of rocks that are now a beautiful rock garden. We are very proud of our accomplishment.

We had time to share our stories and confirm how Jesus has worked in our lives. Joel stands so proud being a part of the beautification of the rock garden at Battle River Ranch.   

 

Spring Is In The Air

 

Spring Is In The Air 

It’s 2018 and Spring is here! Every season changes for a reason. 

Spring is a time for new beginnings and a time for change,.  Babies are born, flowers peek out after a long winter, slushies and ice cream appear at the corner store and our toes are transitioning from boots to flip flops!! The smiles on peoples faces are like the new buds on the trees.  

Being outside in spring will boost your mood and increase your memory.  How long in nature will it take to boost your mood?  Your mind is more creative and open to new ideas.   The longer days excites your brain that slows your heart and makes you more relaxed.  Many places experience a time change, which gives you more light so all the things can get done!

With spring in the air its time to clean your work space, paint a wall, and bring out spring decor.  Step out of the box and set your goals and ambitions.  What goals did you set?  Are you going to try something new, how about standing an egg on its head the first day of spring?  Will it work?  Is Spring the most loved of all the seasons, is it your favorite?

What ever you do this spring, make it the best spring ever.  Jump and  kick up your heals!  Go for a ride on a bike or a horse, but don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers. 

One last thing about spring , remembering  the fall previously, and the fly or tiny bug that invaded your home from time to time?  Well in spring they emerge dead or alive, and you wonder… where did he come from?

Answer the questions to this interactive blog.  Let us know, send us message before April 30, there will be a surprise at the end of the spring rainbow.  

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Valentines Day

Valentines Day 

Image result for free heart photos     Saint Valentines’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine.  In the 14 century it first became affiliated with romantic love. Soon after it flourished and people expressed their love with an Valentines Sweetheart Facial from Sunrise Wellness Spa along with a complimentary back scrub with a delicious Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub topped off with a Souffle that will tantalize your senses. 

Our Valentines Sweetheart Facial is involves 5 of  the most romantic senses out of the Eminence Collection.  First we cleanse your face with an appropriate cleanser, next we dual masque with a Chocolate Mousse Hydration mixed with Sour Cherry.  This combination supplies intense hydration leaving your skin feeling refreshed. Lastly an appropriate serum for your complexion is applied teeming with a Sour Cherry moisturizer.  

The complimentary Blueberry Soy Sugar scrub has antioxidant healing power. It sloughs off dead skin bringing fresh blood to the surface.  It improves moisture levels, leaves your back smooth and luscious to the touch.   Related image

Valentines Special

 Image result for free heart photos   Book now! This is a special time for you and your sweetheart.  Service is provided together as a couple or just him or her.  Coupons available for that special loved one.  It is a 1 hour service and the cost is $50.00 plus tax.       

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A Thorough Guide to Declutter Your Home

A Thorough Guide to Declutter Your Home

Learn How to Declutter with Professional Organization Tips

Everyone has a little ‘junk’ lying around the house. OK, some of us may have more than a little. Regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from getting rid of clutter and excess things we don’t need any more, or things we haven’t even seen in a while.

According to Psychology Today, clutter can be bad for your health as people tend to feel life is out of control when they are surrounded with more things than they can manage. The mess causes stress. If you’re not taking care of the clutter in your home, you may not be taking care of yourself either.

When is clutter a problem? For many people clutter can be an energy zapper or they waste inordinate amounts of time looking for things they can’t find. In extreme cases, people may suffer from obesity or depression when a life of consumption extends beyond ‘stuff.’ In hoarding situations, a house full of clutter can cause fire hazards and other health complications when mold and dust are present.

Clutter is classified as anything you’re keeping that doesn’t add value to your life. Decluttering is all about making room in your home for the things that matter. Many people enjoy decluttering because it relieves stress by providing a sense of control and accomplishment. For others, getting rid of the junk frees up a little extra space in the house that wasn’t there before. Some people may just need to purge before they move to a new house.

Step 1: Set Goals

Before you get started, make a plan. No matter how many rooms or how much clutter you have to get through, starting with specific goals will help you create a plan that will reduce any frustration as you go.

  • Write down or make a map of all the rooms and ‘clutter hot-spots’ you want to tackle.
  • Give each space a grade based on the severity of the clutter. For example, on a scale of 1 – 3 (3 being the most cluttered), a particularly messy room or closet would get a 3. This will help you prioritize your time.
  • Do one room or one space at a time.
  • Set completion dates for each phase of your cleanup. Be sure to pick dates that are attainable so you don’t get frustrated. If you make it into a declutter challenge for yourself, it may feel a bit more like a game.
  • In addition to completion dates, you should plan time to work on specific areas when you expect decluttering those spaces to take longer than a few hours, such as a basement or a garage.

Step 2: Create a Sorting System

As you go through your house you will need a system for sorting the items you find. You can create your own method, or use one of the “Three-Box Method.” This method forces you to make a decision item by item.

The Three Box Method:

KEEP BOX: Empty after you complete a space. Items you keep should go in their newly designated home. Optimally these things should be stored neatly in a container or drawer. Label if desired.

GET RID OF BOX: Empty after you complete a space. Store any items you want to give away or sell outside your home – either put them in the vehicle you plan to transport them in or store them temporarily in a garage or an attic.

STORAGE BOX: Empty into storage containers after you complete a space. As you fill your containers, label them or drop an inventory sheet on top and neatly put them in your storage area.

Step 3: Get Rid of the Clutter

You have a few options for disposing of items that make their way into the “Get Rid of It” box.

  • Recycle: Glass, plastics and paper can go straight into your recycling bin. Otherwise put into bags so you can transport to the nearest recycling drop off location.

Electronics can and should be recycled.

  • Donate: You can rest easy knowing that something you no longer need is going to a good home. Clothes, shoes and other household items can be donated to local charities. Or try posting to your local Buy and Sell.
     
  • Have a Garage Sale: If you’re up to the task, make a little money off your clutter by having a garage sale. Check to see if your neighborhood has a designated garage sale date. Just make sure you begin your declutter process early enough so you can participate – you’ll get more foot traffic that way.

Commit to Get Rid of the Junk

If you’ve got clutter, we’re certain you have some “junk”. And while it may not be junk per se, it may no longer be useful. Making the decision to get rid of your old things may actually be the hardest part of decluttering. Many items will have more than just a monetary value –they will stir up memories and have sentimental value. These are real and valid feelings that make it challenging to part with our stuff.

Remember, you have options when it comes to getting rid of clutter, so you don’t have to feel guilty about putting everything in the trash. Mentally prepare yourself for decluttering your home and keep the following concepts in mind when you are struggling to part with something.

The 80/20 Rule: When it comes to clothing, we generally only wear 20 percent of the clothes we own 80 percent of the time. This rule tends to hold true for other things as well, such as video games, computer parts, books, DVDs, toys and more. Your mission is to get rid of the things you don’t use 80 percent of the time.

Getting Over Sunk Costs. In the world of economics, costs that have already been incurred and cannot be recovered are referred to as sunk costs. As you go through the items in your house, most things should be considered sunk costs (except for rare situations where an item may have increased in value). Since you cannot get the money back that you spent on that item, you should only think about the value that thing can add to your life in the future. Understanding this concept of sunk costs can help you make more rational decisions about what to keep and what you should toss.

Here are more declutter tips to help you decide what to keep and what to throw away:

See if it works. If whatever treasure you found stashed away in your house doesn’t work, get rid of it. If you want to fix it, then fix it, but don’t let it sit in your house for another month collecting dust.

Think of the last time you used it. If you haven’t used something you come across in the last 6 months, you should probably get rid of it. If you pulled the item out and said, “I’ve been wondering where this was!” you should probably get rid of it. And if you didn’t even know you still had the item in question, you should definitely get rid of it.

There’s a neat trick you can use with clothing, books and DVDs. Over the course of the year, when you use or wear an item put it back facing the opposite direction of the others. This allows you to see what you’ve used and what you haven’t. If you haven’t used or worn something in a year, get rid of it.

Ask yourself if you love it. This may seem obvious, but sometimes we keep things we aren’t completely crazy about. Yes, we spend money on things we don’t love but if you don’t love it, and you haven’t used it in more than 6 months “Get Rid of It”.

Sleep on it. After you’ve made the decision to get rid of some of the clutter in your home, sleep on it. If there’s something you can’t live without, you’ll know in the morning. You can pull it out of the junk bin and put it away.

Start With Small Decluttering Projects That Feel Big

Before you commit to an entire room, start with a few small projects that will give you a sense of accomplishment when you’re done.

“If you are overwhelmed with your clutter and just don’t know where to start, start small. Tackle one drawer, one shelf, or one corner of your desk. Set a timer and work for 15 minutes and accomplish as much as you can. Taking baby steps can eventually lead to a big change in your clutter level.” 

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR START TO LIVING CLEAN!!!

Thanks to http://www.declutter-and-organize.com/declutter.html for 

Trade Show and Fall Fair

 

Trade Shows 2017

Trade Show and Fall Fair  September 29 and 30 2017.  Our booth!  It was a lot of fun to be at the trade fair once again this year.  Thank you to all the people that stopped by and said hi and had a look at all our exciting products.  We have lots of new stock that we could not take with us, so stop by and she all wonderful product lines we now carry.  There are many trade shows to attend, be sure and follow us of the website and facebook for our upcoming events.  

 

 

 

Battleford Lions Christmas Fair December 2, 2017 Everything is set up and Geraldine and Ellie are ready for the busy day ahead of us.

Meadow Lake Trade Show November 25, 2017 

Geraldine and Ellie dashed off to Meadow Lake to show and sell our beautiful products.  It was a busy day and there was a lot of people who came by our booth.

SST Training in Saskatoon

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We were very excited to get to Saskatoon this week for training with SST Cosmetics! The day was fun and knowledge filled for everyone, we absolutely love the line and what the company stands for. SST is a Canadian, mineral based cosmetics company located in Saskatoon, SK. They use the highest quality minerals from around the world to ensure the best in their products. SST is also a Paraben Free, Talc Free, Boron Nitride Free, Gluten Free and Cruelty Free company which means a lot to many people today

Parabens?

While at training we learned a few new fun facts about parabens that even we weren’t aware of. Parabens are a chemically made preservatives that are found in many day to day products, especially cosmetic products. While originally it was said that these preservatives were safe to use, some research shows that might not be the case anymore. Not only has research shown that parabens may be linked to cancer, but it was also brought to our attention that the chemical structure of parabens is nearly identical to those of estrogen cells. So close in fact that our bodies can’t tell the difference between the two, leading women’s bodies to believe they have higher levels of estrogen than they actually do. Crazy right?

SST has some great new products, all of which of course, are 100% paraben free. One of our favorites is the Age Eraser Hydrating Foundation. This offers full coverage and is infused with Peony flower root to make sure you stay hydrated all day! The hyaluronic acid binds with water causing a slight swelling in the skin. This swelling diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only that, but the foundation has been scientifically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles by 33.8% after only 4 weeks of use! Stop in the spa and come try it out for yourself. One of the girls would be more than happy to help! 

Second Annual Pajama Party

Pictures from our 2nd annual PJ Night.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR “SECOND ANNUAL” ~ EMINENCE PAJAMA PARTY ~

With Sales Rep: Christel Salamon

“Traveling with Eminence”

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

JOIN US FOR LOADS OF FUN… LEARNING… AND DOOR PRIZES…

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dress in your favorite pair of pajamas or housecoat and you will be entered to win an amazing Eminence Gift Basket.

Bring a friend who is NEW to Eminence and get an Eminence gift!

Buy 2 Eminence products receive a Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm Complimentary

Buy 3 Eminence products and get 1 FREE Eminence product of equal or lesser value

$20.00 Will Register You

Registration will go towards your purchase or Courtesy Car Charity

306-228-2808 Seating is limited

When do you use Tea Tree Oil?

When do you use Tea Tree Oil?

Here are some great uses for tea tree oil.

Acne Treatment

Tea tree oil can be used as a preventative measure, but more impressively as a cure when it comes to those dreaded pimples. It serves as a natural alternative for over the counter products, and possesses unique disinfecting and soothing properties which won’t strip the skin of its natural oils. Dab it on – for a quick spot-reduction, pour a few drops onto a cotton bud or pad, and dab the affected area. Don’t rinse for at least a few hours, ideally leave overnight. The oil should easily penetrate into the sebaceous glands and unblock them, wiping out infection-causing bacteria and reducing redness and swelling. Slather it on – Add a few drops to a face mask, preferably clay, and slather it on. Ideally leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing. Pat face dry with a clean towel and apply a moisturizer. Make sure you’re moisturizing with a cream preferably designed for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Laundry Hack

Keep things fresh and sanitary by adding a few drops to each laundry load. Preferably use an unscented detergent and no fabric softener. Say goodbye to that strong chemical odor of most detergents, and hello to all-natural cleanliness. Note how once you start using this method, your clothes, sheets and towels stay fresher for longer. Extra tip – Stay low-key on the detergent use and put your towels through a baking soda and white vinegar cycle once a month. The vinegar and baking soda work to remove detergent, microbe and odor build-up, improving fiber absorbency. The result is spa-quality fluffy towels that smell as fresh as a spring field! Simply add one cup of white vinegar to the load and run the wash through a hot cycle. When the cycle is done, add half a cup of baking soda and run the hot cycle again. Preferably dry in a tumble dryer to fluff up the fibers.

Congestion Relief

If you’re blocked up from a common cold, tea tree can be a great relief treatment! The antiseptic properties work to help fight the microbes while the anti-inflammatory qualities help reduce swelling of the membranes lining the respiratory passages. Vaporize it – If you have a vaporizer or oil burner, you can let it evaporate throughout the day, especially useful at night. Mix tea tree with lavender for a relaxing effect at night time. Steam it – Boil the kettle and pour yourself a hot mug of plain water. Place a few drops of tea tree essential oil into the mug and take deep, long breaths holding it up to your face. Steam works wonders to clear the sinuses, and is an effective method of reducing mucus build-up. A hot bath with tea tree oil is another way of getting that steam to relax the passages. Eucalyptus essential oil is another great alternative. Wear it – Place a few drops on your clothing, pillow case or a cloth and inhale it throughout the day. Reapply as often as required.

 

All-Natural Carpet Freshener

Most carpet cleaning products contain harmful ingredients that you wouldn’t want a baby crawling over, or a pet laying on. It’s just better for everyone if your fill your living space with natural alternatives rather than harsh chemicals. This cleaning method is not only cheaper and healthier, it actually keeps things fresher for longer without leaving that lingering synthetic fragrance we usually find after a deep cleaning. A homemade pet-safe and child-friendly cleaning agent can easily be concocted with an essential oil of your choice (or blend) and baking soda. Use this mixture to rid your living space of dust mites, creepy-crawly’s, bacteria, mold spores and odor Note – This is a very effective method of deep cleaning carpets, and needn’t be done more than once every 1 – 2 months. If you own pets, this is a great way of keeping the odor and microbes away from your upholstery, however, keep your pets out of the house or confined to one room while the powder sits. Bear in mind the powder does make your vacuum work harder, so don’t go overboard and maintain your machine as the instructions suggest.

  • ½ cup Baking Soda, 35 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
  • Add the desired amount of essential oil into a container of baking soda and shake well. Leave the mixture to sit overnight.
  • When ready to clean, pepper all carpeted areas with your mixture and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming.

Tea Tree Oil is also a great aid in treating nail fungus. Apply a couple times a day until fungus is gone.

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Jessica Cosmetics CEO Talks Treatments

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes cuticles and fingernails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual.

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes nails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual. Sold worldwide, the Jessica product line boasts a wide assortment of treatment products, more than 230 Custom Colors, Phenom, Effects, the GELeration Soak-Off Gel System, Zen Spa Pedicure, and Fusion 2.5.2 Pedicure. NAILS asked Vartoughian for advice about nail treatments.

 

What is your advice to nail techs on how to assess their clients’ nails to know what kind of treatment products would be most beneficial?

Vartoughian: Analyzing your clients’ nails is the cornerstone of my system and a key benefit in keeping lifelong clients. Dry and brittle nails require much needed moisture in a base coat treatment, as well as daily cuticle care. It is essential to massage cuticle creams daily and oils at night. (We always recommend our Nourish Cuticle Crème and Phenomen Oil for healthy nail growth.) Nails that are soft and weak need strengthening agents to help reinforce them. These products should only be used for four to six weeks until the nail condition improves. We offer a complete Nail Analysis Chart that explains the properties of each nail condition and will help you determine nail types and appropriate solutions.

Why do you say that strengtheners should only be used on a limited basis?

Vartoughian: If you choose to only use a strengthening product, this will adversely affect the nails after extended use. The nails will become too hard and strong and eventually break. It is important to be conscious of the products you regularly use and be sure you monitor the nail condition from appointment to appointment.

What sorts of nail treatment products are most helpful for older hands?

Vartoughian: Moisture, moisture, moisture…it’s the key ingredient for the nails, skin, and hair. Choosing base coat treatment products with conditioners and water helps keep the nails flexible and healthy. We have a few products that treat this condition — Rejuvenation Basecoat for Dry Nails, Recovery Basecoat for Brittle Nails, and Bend Don’t Break, which keeps nails strong yet flexible. As I mentioned earlier, cuticle care is just as important; the added conditioning and moisturizing helps feed the matrix and allows for the new nail to grow in healthy.

What about restoring the natural nail after enhancements? What approach is best?

Vartoughian: I have learned over the years that it is best to treat the new nail growing in before removing the enhancements. This allows the client time to adjust during the transition. Sometimes if you remove enhancements entirely before beginning the natural nail restoration, it shocks the client as well as the nail and may take longer. Using our Restoration after acrylic/damaged nail base coat treatment, we treat the new nail growing in while trimming and managing the enhancement. The process should take approximately four weeks.

How have gel-polishes impacted consumers’ treatment needs?

Vartoughian: Gel-polishes have certainly impacted the nail industry and allowed consumers to have a manicure of convenience. I think the biggest impact for the client is everyone offers gel manicures but they don’t necessarily follow the proper protocols to apply and remove them. This causes much more damage to the nail and we are seeing many people shift from gels back to natural nail care. One of the key benefits of our GELeration line is that we come from a place of my natural nail philosophy. It is a gentle gel, but procedures must be followed to ensure damage-free nails.

Do you have an upcoming event? Are your nails in poor condition?

Please remember that your concerns sometimes can not all be addressed with one visit. Your nails may require weeks or even months of treatment prior to an event.

Call and book a manicure at least 3 months prior to your celebration to receive a full hand and nail consultation and treatment plan. 306 – 228 – 2808