A Joy Filled Sunday (and a cookie recipe!)

Joy. Cookies. Flowers.

Today was pretty great.  I love Sundays anyway, but today was extra special because 1) we got some much needed rain followed by some surprise sunshine 2) we had a family potluck at church 3) I baked some chocolate chip cookies from scratch (I’ll post the recipe below) 4) the drummer in our church jazz band turned 94(!!!) years old today and 5) I wore some Joy essential oil as an all natural, non-toxic perfume.

Let me tell you about Joy. Joy is a luxuriously exotic blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oils. These oils harmonize beautifully for a sweet, uplifting aroma. The Joyful Oilers love this blend because it creates magnetic energy and literally brings joy to our hearts. Not only does it smell divine, but it can also help to support emotional healing so you can be the inspired, THRIVING, joyous person you were created to be.

If you want to know more about Young Living’s Joy essential oil blend, shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you. If you want to get some at the wholesale price, follow my instructions on how to grab a kit and become a Joyful Oiler. If you go directly to Young Living, be sure that my member number is in the enroller and sponsor fields, 3471989. But enough about that. I promised you guys a cookie recipe! 😉

Super Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


3⁄4 cup real cane sugar sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
3 cups all-purpose, unbleached white flour
3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
3⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped or 1 cup pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream sugars and butter.
Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
Combine dry ingredients together and gradually add to creamed mixture.
Stir in chips and nuts.
Roll into 1 1/4″ balls and place on non-stick cookie sheets, about 2″ apart.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

This recipe yields about 6 dozen cookies (depending on the size), perfect for a sweet addition to your next potluck or gathering. 🙂 Enjoy!

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