Tuesday, December 15, 2015


I just ordered the iTovi which I am told is much like the Zyto Compass but far more convenient and easy to use. I absolutely love the Zyto Compass and have been saving up to buy one in the near future which is why I am super excited about the iTovi. While I am not able to post a review on it just yet I did not want you to miss out on the incredible deal they are offering right now.

Here is the deal

  • Pay $39.99 a month for 12 months and you own it outright, have lifetime access, no subscription fees ever! (only until December 31st, 2015)
  • Pay $399.99 and have lifetime access at no extra cost, no subscription fees ever. ( Only until December 31st, 2015)
  • Have 5 people join under you and you receive the device for free and receive lifetime access at no extra cost. If you have already paid for the iTovi or you are on the 12 month payment option they will refund you the amount you have paid.
  • "Return Policy" If you aren't happy for any reason, you may contact them within 15 days of your first sync to return it and they will refund you.
  • When you refer people who pay the subscription fee (after the December promo) you will get a 5% commission. This is a great way to build a little residual income.
Here is an update directly from iTovi on the referral program as well as future costs!

Due to tremendous response to our December Promotion, we have far exceeded our referral program allotment. We are so very grateful to all of you who have helped spread the word! Because of this fantastic and overwhelming outpouring, we are adjusting the “refer 5” program. 
  • Those who purchase an iTOVi Nutrition Tracker before Midnight Wednesday, December 16, 2015 will be grandfathered into the “refer 5” program. If you refer 5 people who purchase, we’ll refund your purchase. And you have 12 months to get your 5 referrals. 
    Those who purchase December 17-31, 2015 will still be granted the lifetime memberships, but we can no longer offer the “refer 5” refund. 
    Here is our new referral program which begins January 1, 2016: 
    Purchase Option 1 
    $49.99 up front
    *(12-month contract)
    For those who purchase option 1 the referral program will be as follows:
    3 Referrals = Your Monthly Subscription drops to $29.99 
    10 Referrals = Your Monthly Subscription drops to $19.99
    25 Referrals = Your Monthly Subscription drops to $9.99
    100 Referrals = Lifetime Subscription. No Subscription Fee ever again!

    Purchase Option 2 
    $399.99 up front  
    12 months subscription free 
    $29.99/month subscription (begins month 13) 
    For those who purchase option 2 the referral program will be as follows:
    7 Referrals = Your Monthly Subscription drops to $19.99 
    22 Referrals = Your Monthly Subscription drops to $9.99  
    97 Referrals = Lifetime Subscription. No Subscription Fee ever again!

To learn more about the iTovi you can watch this video here!

If you are interested in purchasing an iTovi use this link and please use my referral code 3060

Remember this great deal ends December 31st, 2015 so please take advantage of it before the price goes up and monthly fees are added on. I will post a review as soon as I get mine and let you know all about it!

You can sign up for a training webinar HERE but hurry as slots are filling fast.

This device works for Young Living, doTerra, Longevity, QSience, Synergy, VEO Natural, Agile, Ziga, Natures Sunshine, and Neways. It is Android and iOS compatible.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to Harmony in the Thunderstorm
For the month of December with each new enrollment I am giving away a free bottle of Cedarwood, Spearmint or TummyGize while supplies last!

Take advantage of this months promotions offered by Young Living! Every month they offer so amazing incentives that help you experience the wide range of products they offer and this month is one of the best offers yet.

I am also offering incentives to my down line as a thank you for being so great!!

Click on each picture to enlarge it and Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Essential Oils, Facebook and a Future Give Away

Just in case you haven't heard I am now a distributor with Young Living!! I am very excited about, not only building a business with this amazing company, but also sharing how my family uses all of these oils to stay happy and healthy year round. You will not believe the results we have had using Young Living essential oils for the every day ups and downs that I am planning to share with you.

Please take a moment to go like and share my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyintheThunderstorm/
I will be posting all sorts of great information on that page, you will not want to miss it!

The most exciting news for right now is that once my page hits 1000 likes I will be hosting a give away on this blog! It has been awhile since I held a give away and the last one was a lot of fun so get to liking and sharing while I think about what great oil to give away!
God Bless

Monday, October 19, 2015

Essential Oils

Are you interested in Essential Oils? Have you been using Essential Oils for a long time and you’re ready to become a Member and start saving money while earning free oils? Do you just have a few questions and need more information before you make up your mind? Then I am the girl for you!! Feel free to PM me at harmony.in.the.thunderstorm@gmail.com at any time with questions about the oils or Young Living, I am here to help. If you have already made up your mind and just need a place to join please click the link below to get started

It will ask if you were referred by anyone click that you were and enter my Member number 3058827 as both your sponsor and enroller. Choose if you want to just be a Retail Customer or if you want to become a Member. If you chose to be a Retail Customer you will miss out on the 24% savings offered to Members only so I would recommend becoming a Member. If you want to become a Member you will have to buy a starter kit starting at $160 that is full of oils, samples, a diffuser and literature about Young Living. As a gift for becoming a Member you will receive two amazing books that will help you on your way to using oils. You will also be given the option to set up auto ship. While you do not have to do it right away I highly recommend that you do not wait too long. I set mine up when I went to make my first order after buying the kit. If you are like me and just love essential oils you will have no problem buying the required 50 PV every month to maintain your Essential Rewards membership. Plus you will be earning points towards free oils each time you order and who doesn’t like free!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fiesta for a Crowd

This past Wednesday we had a wonderful fiesta! Once again I prepared for a larger crowd then what we were blessed with but that is ok. Our goal was simple we catered for about 100 and served roughly 60. So how do you prepare a fiesta?

Slow cook 5-7 pounds of chicken tenderloin with some chicken broth and Mexican seasoning in a roaster set at 250* for about 7 hours. It will shred up very easily and taste delicious.
Put 5 cans of rinsed black beans with a bit of chicken broth and cumin spice in your slow cooker set on low heat to cook while the chicken cooks.
Set 10 cups of jasmine rice to soak in your rice cooker. Do not turn it on until about an hour before you plan to serve the meal. You will end up with amazing sticky rice! When I do this again I will double the rice it was a huge hit.
Slice up about 5 pounds of good quality steak and let it marinade in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. I just bought a marinade mix. In the hour before serving the meal I cooked up the steak strips in a cast iron skillet for about ten minutes (four batches so as not to over crowd) until cooked through. It turned out fabulous.
Brown off about 5-6 pounds of ground beef and add in taco seasoning. The ground beef was a huge hit so I would suggest making even more.
Boil water with Old Bay seasoning to heat up pre cooked shrimp, about 5 pounds, it only takes a minute or two until heated through, drain and add more Old Bay. This was another hit.
So you should have at least 5 pounds each of chicken, steak, ground beef, shrimp and beans plus a large pot of sticky rice.
In addition to that we provided
100 soft tortillas
60 hard shell tacos
4 large bags of tortilla chips
Lettuce both full leaf and shredded
Diced peppers
Diced onion
Chopped fresh cilantro
Pico de Gallo 2 containers
Salsa 4 large jars
Guacamole 4 containers
Sour cream
Mexican bean dip
Mangoes and pineapple
Plus some extra mixed fruit
Drinks were water, tea, lemonade and juice

I also made an amazing chocolate cake in honor of Valentines Day!

All in all a great event! I would estimate the cost to be about $5 per person for 100 people maybe a little less.

If your husband is deployed, please shut up, please shut up, please shut up!

This is a shout out to all the mamas and the papas, the sisters and the brothers, the lovers and the churches who post prayer requests online too!
Denial is not a river in Egypt so you cannot go through life thinking oh it will never happen to me, what you post online is seen by everyone! While the American military would appreciate your scaling back on the posts our enemies thank you for every little blurb you make concerning where your military heart throb might be. You've heard the song " every breath you take, every move you make, I'll be watching you" yea the romantically creepy stalker song is being lived out on your facebook page. 
Let's say your husband gets orders to --- and you immediately post on facebook a picture of --- with "My <3 is in ---" over top of it. The chatter begins, pretty soon people all over the world know that someone you love is heading to --- very soon. Look I don't care where the hell you think your heart is, do us all a favor keep it in your chest where is belongs so that your husband and all the other husbands and wives, sons and daughters in that location can keep there's. Posting where your heart is immediately makes someone's heart in that location a target so just don't do it!
I get it trust me, I know this military wife life is scary as hell! You need help, support, prayer there are much better ways to ask for those things and you can do it without hash tagging your husbands location each and every single time. Don't post pictures of where he is at, don't holla every time he calls you, whatever you think you need to share just don't.
Make sure your parents understand this silence is golden rule too. Let me explain. Mom finds out son is deploying. First thing she does is buys a "my heart is in ---" bumper sticker making herself a target, not of violence, she is now a great person to watch for information. Mom is apt to spill the beans on the son she is so proud of and give away his location in a heartbeat to whoever is standing in line behind her at the grocery store. Next mom goes to church tells everyone everything and before you know it your husband is featured on the churches prayer and praise page along with his unit number and deploying location.
Protect your loved ones with every fiber of your being and keep your mouth shut about what they are doing and where they are going.
Military members not every spouse knows or understands just how important OPSEC is! So I suggest after you have been briefed about your upcoming deployment you go home to your wife, put your arms around her waist, pull her onto the bed and get real close. With your lips nestled in her hair right next to her ear whisper this "Baby if you love me and you think I'm sexy let me tell you about OPSEC, it's a real turn on." This may not be the intimate moment she was hoping for but it will be a briefing she will never forget!

Friday, February 6, 2015

How Do You Do It?

I get asked that a lot, people always want to know just how I do something.
Most of the time I don't really know how I did it I just did.

How did you teach your two year old to read? I bet you read to him a lot!

He was my fourth child.
My husband was gone the first 18 months of his life give or take a few visits.
I broke my leg when he was eleven months old, yes while my husband was in another country in true military wife fashion.
In a nutshell my hands were full, my heart was heavy, unless you count those Harry Potter books I had my nose in every night after the kids were in bed, reading to my baby was not a top priority. Sorry! I knew what people wanted to hear when they marveled at my son reading a book from his stroller but, the truth was he spent a lot of time watching Signing Time and Super Why. Those two shows taught him everything he needed to know in order to pick up a book and start reading it. I applauded the mamas and the papas behind those two shows and gave them all the credit! Of course my son gets plenty of credit too, he is still far too smart for his own good and functions well two grades ahead of where he should be.

How do you go shopping with five kids?

Up until very recently I didn't have a choice, if we wanted to eat I had to grocery shop with five kids. My kids know I have no fear when it comes to spanking them in public which translates to me not having to do it very often. My oldest two were actually the biggest challenge once they matured a little bit it got much easier even though I still had three younger then them to keep track of. Snacks help, no not the kind you buy at check out, the kind you bring in a little bag in your purse, the kind that often leaves a little crumb trail in your wake. Most stores don't mind the crumbs and would rather that then a screaming child which brings me to the screaming child. It happens! Good grief we were all toddlers once, surely it is not that much of a stretch to put yourself in the toddlers shoes. Tired, hungry, thirsty, bored=screaming. I tried not to stress it when one of my munchkins turned into a monster it is part of moming it at the grocery store so just roll with it. Another tip to shopping with five kids is put them to work! They love to help and they learn valuable life lessons in the process to let them do it. If you are one of those shoppers who just can't help but stare or comment please don't. Moms have heard it all and seen it all, getting hassled by a passerby for the amount of children they have or how many cartons of milk and boxes of cereal they put in the cart is not helpful just keep walking.

How do you homeschool?

Well, that one is actually simple. I was homeschooled K to graduation so I was already equipped to handle this life style. Older children teach themselves they don't need much from you and younger ones work in spurts and wiggles so you have "breaks" inbeteween to knock out housework or a blog. It is challenging at times, I am thankful for the many advances homeschooling has made.

How do you work with five kids?

Again so simple, I make them work too. My older three know my set up routine on Wednesdays and the younger two help. Same with Sundays. Everyone has a job and as long as they do it we have no problems. They love to help in the kitchen too, so often my work turns into a home economics class.

How do you get your kids to behave so well?

Not tooting my own horn that is a legit question. We are frequently complimented on our children's behavior. What do you say to a question like that? Often I respond with an evil glint in my eye, " We have put the fear of God in them so they don't get out of line." Honestly our kids know the rules from no running to respect others and yourself, they know how to behave and usually that is what they do. As parents we are quick to respond to unbecoming behavior and disobedience so they understand very quickly what is not tolerated at home, in public or otherwise. I see all of that as pretty small potatoes though compared to this. Our family functions as a team. We work together, we play together, we learn together. There is no us against them our children are not a burden nor are they an inconvenience we must deal with. We enjoy being together. Having that mindset helps so much. Our kids behave because their parents behave. Our kids work, volunteer, think of others because that is what they see us doing. Oh sure we are all individuals we use that knowledge to run smoothly. We each have talents that contribute to the family team as a whole. If you want well behaved children set the example for good behavior and then get them to join your team. Teams practice together, play together, strive for unity together, they win together because they are all given a special role that they are great at. It has worked for us, maybe it will work for you to.

That is how I do it 😊 Go Team!