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My Go-To Favorite Natural Cleaning Supplies and a Free Gift for You

jessica | September 22, 2017

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I love family time!! Like most southern families, we spend most of our time in the kitchen. The kids hang out around the island while Jep and I cook….well, mainly Jep cooks! Wink Wink!! And as you know from all my social media outlets, I LOVE being a mom! Seriously, I can’t get enough of my favorite little humans!!! I love every stage and I adore the love & laughter that fills this home…& the toddler giggles from Gus.  Each one is amazing in some way… Lily is our sweetheart, Merritt is our musician, Priscilla is our little cleaner who washes the dishes for me(even when I don’t ask!!!!), River is a mama’s boy like his daddy (#winning), and Gus…well Gus is just the most lovey, scrumptious, hilarious tot ever.

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I love using natural products that are family friendly and a few months ago, I found Grove.co ,a
great on-line resource for a large variety of natural home & personal products like Mrs. Meyers, which is a favorite of mine. When we are elbow deep in Mrs. Meyers  Basil Dish soap not only are our dishes getting squeaky clean but I feel good knowing we are making better choices for the family and that everything smells really great!
I have been using their service for a few months now to get all my favorite natural products
delivered to my home and I love that they have the things I can’t find easily in my local stores.
I typically get a box from them once a month but the great thing with Grove is that you can
control it and change the dates and the products in each box to suit you – its 100% flexible!
That’s why I asked my friends at Grove.co if we could offer you something special so you could
try out their service and products for yourself.
Check them out at: https://www.grove.co/Jessicarobertson

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Grove.co is offering to any Robertson Roots readers
who are NEW to Grove a gift worth $30 FREE with your first purchase of $20 or more:
Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap (Any scent)
Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap (Any Scent)
Mrs. Meyers Hand Lotion (Any Scent)
Grove Enamel Caddy
Grove Walnut Scrubber sponges

VIP trial & Free Shipping
All you need to do to is click on the link here: www.grove.co/Jessicarobertson

And one more fun thing – Grove.co has also added a special extra surprise for you during
checkout in addition to the $30 gift listed above. I think you will love it!!
If you are already a Grove customer they have a little something special for you too. All you
need to do is click on the link here.
Through Grove we have discovered so many new natural brands – Some of our favorites are not
only the Meyers products but we also love Smarty pants vitamins for the kids, Dr Bronners
Shave cream (for me not Jep!) and Grove’s own Bubble up!

I hope you enjoy using Grove as much as I do – The kids love it when our box arrives and they
get to unbox all the latest goodies we have purchased. Who knew getting cleaning supplies
delivered could be so much fun?!!
Enjoy!

 

 

Please note: Grove ONLY ship to the lower 48 states at this time, No Hawaii or Alaska.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Grove Collaborative® . All opinions are my own & I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Romantic Getaway at “Collective Retreats” in Colorado

jessica | March 28, 2017

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Jep and I never went on a honeymoon anywhere…So, for our 15 year anniversary we wanted to make it a special one.  After researching and finding some pretty cool places we decided to go to Vail and stay at Collective Retreats, and let me tell you it was magical! We had the best time! It was so beautiful!!!! The mountains in the distance, the peaceful serene atmosphere, deer grazing in the early mornings, drinking coffee with my man and just spending time talking, the amazing food cooked by our awesome chef, and fly fishing which I was NOT so good at, but of course Jep was! I am already looking forward to our next visit this year.  I’m actually planning a couples trip this time!!!

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This room is truly amazing! From our little potbelly stove that kept us warm at night, to the cozy bed centered in the room. The rooms come with a coffee pot station directly behind the bed too, so you don’t even have to get out of your pjs to have a good ole cup of Joe.

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Just enjoying a little sunshine and reading about some of my favorite Texas gals!

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Don’t mind this fine fella…He’s just too adorable!

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So, as you can tell we went in the late fall, which I loved!!!! Jep loves a good photobomb. wink wink!

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Every meal we ate was seriously amazing!

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Romantic dinner and a good glass of wine.

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Each tent comes with your very own teepee bathroom,  shower and all!

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Enjoying the beautiful scenery, while my man is fly fishing.

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I want one of these at my house! Loved my little potbelly stove…

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15 years and counting!

Check them out at collectiveretreats.com

They have several places you can come visit…

Collective Yellowstone

Collective Vail

Collective Sonoma

Collective Hudson Valley

Collective Hill Country

Also, book your 2017 reservations and use the code DUCK to receive 10% off!!!!!

VIDEOS!!

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For the love of Succulents!

jessica | July 26, 2016

At first I didn’t know if I loved these strange plants called succulents, but after my oldest, Lily, kept asking me to buy some(like all the time…seriously, kids are persistent), I researched all the different kinds out there, I quickly grew fond of them. One day in Austin we stopped by the Whole Foods and they had pretty impressive spread of succulents, so what did Lily and I do…..we loaded an entire cart! I found a really cool hanging old wooden crate and new this was my home for my succulents. I’m still new to the succulent world, but have fallen in love with these odd little plants.


Supplies:

  • Pebble rocks
  • Cactus and Succulent soil mix (I use the organic one)
  • Water Spritzer
  • Something cute and simple to place your plants in ( I chose a wooden crate)

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Go grab a variety of cactus and succulents, I found these gems at Whole Foods!

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Pour the cactus and succulent soil mix into whatever you decided to plant them in.

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Then take the plant out of the plastic tray and place it into the soil and pat the soil around the roots.

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After you have all your plants into the soil scoop the pebbles and pour a thin layer just enough to cover the soil.

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Sprits the plants with a water spritzer. Remember cactus and succulents don’t need much water so don’t water them with a water hose! They also needs lots of sun!

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Were hanging ours on our porch where the sun beams in!

 

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Bath Salts with Essential Oils

jessica | April 6, 2016

Who doesn’t love to soak in a hot bath with bath salts?! I know I do! Loving this new bath salt with added essential oils!

What You Will Need:

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  • 1 Cup Epsom Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
  • Your Favorite Essential Oil
  • Powder Food Coloring if you want it colored (optional)

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Place epsom salt and baking soda in a dish and stir well.

Then, add your essential oil to your desired smell and stir.

Add powder food coloring if you choose, I didn’t use any.

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I then put it into a cut mason jar and added a cute purple fabric to represent “lavender” since I didn’t use and coloring in the mix. This would make for a great Mother’s Day gift, Teacher Gift, or a gift just for you!

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Book Signing

jessica | April 2, 2016

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Just a reminder. I will be at the Junk Gypsy Company today from 1-3pm. If y’all are in Round Top for Texas Antiques Week be sure to stop by. I can’t wait to see ya’ll there.

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Calvary Jewelry

jessica | March 31, 2016

I am so pumped to say that…..

My Calvary Jewelry line is now available for Pre-Sale! Check it out at Dillards.com! This would make a great Mother’s Day Gift! image1image2image4

 

 

 

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Body Butter with Essential Oils

jessica | March 28, 2016

Spring has sprung and after a dry cold winter, moisturizing our skin is a must!! And, you’ll love this body butter combo made with love!!


What You Will Need:

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  • 1/2 Cup Shea Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
  • Your favorite Essential Oil
  • Microwavable Safe Dish
  • Wide Mouth Jar, I use a small Mason Jar

How To:

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Put Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in a microwavable safe dish, and microwave in 20 second increments stirring each time until all is melted.

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Put melted mix into a bowl that you can use a mixer in.

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Place into fridge until firm, but not hardened.

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Once firm, whip on high with a mixer until all is whipped together, making it fluffy!

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Then add your favorite Essential Oil (I used Lavender) to your desired smell and the Almond Oil, and stir until well blended.

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Then put into your container with a lid and let it harden for about an hour, if you want a harder butter put in the fridge.

 

 

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jessica | March 25, 2016

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Easter Table Decorations

jessica | March 21, 2016

Easter is right around the corner. I love to decorate my home for the Holiday. Easter is so special to me. It is a reminder of the LOVE that Jesus has for us and our hope for the future.

I like to start these at least a week before Easter.


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I start out with:

  • throw away cake pans
  • potting soil
  • rye or wheat grass

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First add a layer of potting soil. Just enough so that you don’t see the bottom.

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Next add a layer of rye or wheat grass. Covering the potting soil. Gently press down. and then WATER…. Everyday…

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Next I took wooden eggs from Hobby Lobby.  Decorate!!!!

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Once grass has started growing. It will Absorb all of the potting soil & just remove from the pan.. AND… instant easter grass…

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ADD eggs & rabbit…

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The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. -Romans 8:11

He is Not here for He has Risen, just as He said! -Matthew 28:6

I am the Resurrection and the Life he who Believes in Me will LIVE, even though He DIES; and whoever lives and BELIEVES in Me will never DIE! -John 11:25-26


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Custom Photo Candle Holder

jessica | March 15, 2016

There isn’t anything that I love more than my family. Especially pictures of my family. So I decided to try my hand at making custom photo votives. The technique that I used is super simple & fairly inexpensive. I used clear packing tape to transfer the photos. It takes just a few minutes to turn black and white, or even full color, images and text into creative transfers that resemble transparent stickers.

Custom Photo Candle Holders – DIY Packing Tape Transfers

MATERIALS NEEDED:

-Photos or Text- color or black and white- printed on a Laser Printer or Toner Copier

-Heavy Duty Packing Tape

-Glass Votive Candles

-Bone Folder or Wooden Craft Sticks

-Bowl of Warm Water

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Step One: Select and Print Photos or Text

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Step Two: Trim down the photos. I trimmed the photos to fit the glass candle holders. Keep in mind that any “white” spaces will become transparent once the transfer is complete.

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Step Three: Apply the packing tape. I used a heavy duty shipping packaging tape however, any brand should work just as well for this process. Lay a strip of packing tape directly on your image and lightly press the tape in place. Make sure there aren’t any air bubbles or ripples in the tape- this will prevent the image from transferring correctly.

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Step Four: Burnish the packing tape with the bone folder or wooden craft sticks. (burnish= rub really hard) This allows the packing tape to make a good contact with the image.

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Step Five: Place the transfer into a bowl of warm water. Let transfer sit for a few minutes- until the paper is completely saturated. Note: Do not leave sitting in water too long.

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Step Six: Remove the paper backing from the transfer. Gently rub your thumbs, in a circular motion, over the paper backing. This process will take a few minutes as the paper ‘gums’ up. Continue rubbing until all of the paper on the back is removed.

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You may need to continue to dip the transfer back into the water throughout this process.  This is an example of one that needs to be dipped again.

Step Seven: Lay the transfer on a clean flat surface to dry. Depending on the brand of packing tape you use- once the transfer dries, the tape will become sticky again.

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Step Eight: Adhere the finished transfer.

If you are not going to be using the transfers right away, they can be stored on a sheet of wax paper. Hope you try this and enjoy the results as much as we do.

 

 

 

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About Me
Hello! My name is Jessica Robertson and I’m married to the youngest Robertson, Jules Jeptha, and yes I love the BEARD!

I am so glad you could join me on this endeavor of life without the cameras. I hope this lifestyle blog will encourage you, inspire you, and down right draw us closer together.

Life is short, so let’s encourage and lift each other up. I’m passionate about life and believe The Cure is LOVE! Doesn’t matter where you come from or how old you are, we are all in this together and we can learn from one another.

I know that without my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I’d be lost. And I live with the peace that Christ died for my sins and rose from the grave and now isn in Heaven preparing a place for me, that’s what my hope is in, that one day I will live for ETERNITY in HEAVEN with my GOD.

I’m a blessed mama of four. I’m a lover of all things vintage. I’m an oldie at heart. I may have been born in the wrong century. I cry when anyone else cries, which my kids make fun of. I want to be a farmer when I grow up. And last but not least, I LOVE my mate!

Hope you can join me on this journey of life, cooking, gardening/living off the land, fashion/beauty, sewing/creating, Holiday’s, and more.

Lets learn together!