What’s on my Face

I’m fast approaching my 6 month mark in using essential oils you guys. Can you believe it? I can’t! There will be no going back, I know that much. When I find something I love, I’m committed for life and that’s the case here with EOs! I use them every day. So does my hubby and often times the boys, too. I’m going to share my morning skin care regimen with you in this 3 minute video. Ack! I don’t even leave the house without wearing lip gloss so this sharing with no make up on is well….big for me. I was telling a friend this morning I don’t think my kids have ever even me without make up on. Yeah, so this is big! But I did it. To share with you!

The bestest and most wonderful thing about what I’m using is that everything is completely natural. 100% therapeutic grade plant extracts. I know I can’t use all natural stuff on my face all the time (I wish), so when I can I do. The results are amazing and my skin has never looked better. I’m not the kind of girl who tends to put herself all that often. So excuse my “me” talk. Please. I am the girl who puts her family above herself. The one who makes sure her kids have haircuts before she has one….yeah that’s me. So, when I spend time and $ on myself, I do my homework and make sure it’s worth it. For me, using these oils is worth it. I am pretty sure I’ve mentioned Frankincense here before, and that I love Frank. Yeah, I’m a Frank-for-Lifer. And I am very loyal to my man, Frank.


I love what he does for my skin, and I love that he eases my anxiety and borderline depression. I know I wrote about that earlier this year. It feels great to have that icky stuff a thing of the past, just by putting oils on my skin every morning. Chemical free.

Here is a photo cropped from another photo recently.

Anyway, that’s my share for the day!


veronicaJuly 17, 2014 - 11:34 am

Teresa, thanks so much for posting this video. I love how you put your concoction on that small plate before applying. How simple–never occurred to me that I could do this!! I’m going to implement this regime at once! You are beautiful–with or without makeup. Thanks again for sharing!

Fun with Family

This Summer is flying by…so much for a relaxing one around here. It’s all good though. Allll of it. So good! So many great things have been happening, and so many more are in the works. Makes it fun to get out of bed everyday!

My Mom came to visit a couple weeks ago and we had the best time together.  We always do. She spoils me and I’m so grateful for her. While she was here, we declared to be Pink Day. We didn’t wear pink, but it was a day just for girls. Her and me. See what I mean by lucky? We shopped (okay we shopped a LOT) and lunched and laughed and giggled….and enjoyed the perfect pink day.


Here are some more pix from her stay with us.




I miss her and I’m already looking forward to her next visit. Which will be for operation Bridal Shower next month!:)

Our 4th of July was full of family, too. We have a tradition of spending it with my brother and sister in law. Always a good time together.




This past weekend we had more fam here. Allie and Austin. Woot! We all got together and had a yummy dinner then spent the evening on the deck enjoying each other’s company. Lilly loved giving kisses and hugs to Aunt Jo who is visiting now.



Hope your fam is getting lots of together time these days, too.

Paintbrush Adventures Online Workshop – Monday!

Yup, Monday, June 30 is opening day for my Online Workshop. I’ve been gearing up for this class the past few weeks and am soooo looking forward to it. I’ve been tucking myself in my studio and cranking out the videos.:)


There is still time to join me. You can check out the details here: my shop.

Hope you are having the best of Summer days!

Paintbrush Adventures Online Workshop

Well my computer decided to cooperate today so I’m really happy to get to share the information about my newest online workshop! It’s a biggy and I’m thrilled about it! As I said earlier, I’ve had time to spend in my studio the past couple of weeks and have really enjoyed putting this workshop together. I love to create (uhm, you know that by now)…and I love to be able to share the process and teach others to enjoy the process, too.


We will focus on line, shape, color and texture in this workshop. That’s a lot, I know. I’m all about giving you the most bang for your moo-lah, and with over 190 minutes of video for 6 projects, I plan to do just that. Paintbrush Adventures is all about making a playground with your art tools, and then letting those tools play, while your creativity races right along side.  Ready, set, GO!

Here is a little video (2 minutes) to show you better than I can tell you…

Paintbrush Adventures Short from Teresa McFayden on Vimeo.

You can see the details about the workshop in my Etsy shop: here.

Class begins June 30 and runs thru July 11

I hope you and your paintbrushes will go on this wild adventure with me. I don’t want to spill all the beans, but I promise, it’ll be the artistic highlight of your Summer!

Jackie JonesJune 18, 2014 - 11:13 am

Hi Teresa,

After I saw you post this class on instagram, I had to come checkout your site. I really love your artwork and your whimsical style! I like to work with acrylics, but have started taking online classes that use watercolors. I really enjoyed everyone’s work in Danielle Donaldson’s class.

I am more of a doodler, abstracter and like lettering. I definitely don’t do figures and faces, but I do try. I am also a huge rabbit lover, too. (:

All of your online classes look fantastic, but I am going to sign up for this class right now! Please add me to your blog subscribers!

Have a great Day,

Jackie Jones

Friday Update!

Okay, I don’t know where the time goes. Right out the door, that’s where. Shoooot! I have been meaning to post a few pix of for my upcoming class. Then my computer and I got in a fight…he won. Whatevs. I forgive him. No really, I do. I am sorry for whatever I did to make you so mad, Mr. Mac. Anyhoo, I’m so glad you are feeling better Mr. Mac. SO glad! Okay, enough of me babbling about this week’s woes. How about the getting on to the good stuff?! There is a lot of it! It’s been a great week. Lots of stuff going on. This Summer is off to a wonderful start!

Firstly, as promised, I have a few pix of some of the projects I’m excited to show you. This class…..ahhhhh! I’m really excited about it! I’ve been putting projects together and spending a lot of time in my studio. That space makes me so happy. It’s like my quiet retreat up there. I will have the full class info up soon. Think color, think, happy, think freedom, and a really crazy good energy. That’s what I can share.



And I have a couple other things to share! Allie and Austin’s Save the Dates went out this week. This make me smile and cry all in the same 5 minutes. Lots of good things happening with the plans for their big day.  Bridal showers, flowers, bridemaids dresses, flower girl dresses, and bridal registries. She even created a website for their wedding guests. It’s beautiful. I can’t even believe I’m typing all of those words. Deep breaths…

Allie & Austin Save the Date

Allie & Austin Save the Date


Lastly, and this is BIG. WOW! I have to share this Flash Sale with you! If you have been thinking about those essential oils I keep proclaiming my love for, now it the time to get you some! Get the $150 Premier Starter Kit, and get a $20 credit! So that’s like getting the kit for $130! How great is THAT?


Just so we are clear, this is for the Premier Starter Kit and here is a photo of that kit in all it’s glory. It is the kit I ordered when I first started using the essential oils for our family.

I’m now going to try and name all of the oils you get in this big fat kit:

1. Lavender

2. Lemon

3. Peppermint (my friend’s fav)

4. Purification

5. Panaway

6. Frankincense (my fav)

7. Joy

8. Thieves

9. Peace and Calming

10 . Valor

oh, and Stress Away (the one I keep in my purse).

Here is a graphic showing what they do (click on it to enlarge):



Boom! Nailed it. That’s a lot of oils my dear. And you get that diffuser, and a handful of fun to share samples.


With this Flash Sale, you can get either the one above with the teardrop shaped diffuser, or the same kit with the new diffuser ($160). The new diffuser is more sleek looking, covers more square footage (great for larger living spaces) and it has a few more features.

Here is a quick link to place your order: Flash Sale Oils Deal ( make sure you click Member, then just follow the prompts )

As with all Flash Sales, you don’t know when it ends. It started last night. Just letting you know! I’ve said it before, if I could afford to give everyone I know this kit, I would. Too bad I can’t. But I can offer you that $20 off! 

Before I forget, this is an exclusive flash sale, put on thru the goodness of my Lemon Droppers…so it’s only thru me and not affiliated with other YL Distributors. How great would it be to get that kit (over $300 retail) for only $130?


Have a wonderful weekend!

I’ll be back soon with details for that new online workshop!:)

PegJune 14, 2014 - 7:31 am

I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in both knees. There are many days where it is extremely painful to walk. Is there an oil to help with arthritis?

Debbie JJune 14, 2014 - 2:24 pm

I can’t wait for your new class to start. I love the 2 sneak peeks pieces! Such pretty colors.

JerryAnne KeownJune 17, 2014 - 10:27 am

Theresa….please call me @ 402.289.1956 , I’ve been trying to place an order for the “flash sale” and it says I need an tax ID # of which I don’t have ….thank u
P.S. I will be gone between 1: 30 and 4:00 today..June 17th