Why a Dream Board is So Critical to Your Long Term Success!

Let’s be honest, when I first had someone tell me to “Make a Dream Board” I kind of dismissed it as a waste of time that would be better used trying to accomplish my goals, just not put them on a board of some kind.

I expect many of you may have the same reaction to that advise, I find people of action often feel that way!

That’s one reason I say to you now, in spite of all those feelings, creating a Dream Board was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had dealing with goals, and I truly believe it made a difference in my long term success!

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My Current Smoothie ADDICTION!

Yummy!!! This recipe is SO delicious!

If you are anything like me, there are just some days I need my chocolate fix and don’t want to ruin my diet. Plus, I love almond flavor with chocolate!

My favorite protein powder is 100 calories per scoop and less than 1 gram of sugar. I love this stuff!

When you find a recipe this good and this simple, you just have to share it! So here it is!

Ingredients:
8 oz. Almond Milk
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
2 tbs of Almond butter
1 tbs of cocoa
1 tsp of Almond extract
Crushed ice

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How to Have a Stress-Free Wedding

When Adam and I were married (12 years ago on this May 28th), I was 19 and he was 21 O.o

We were in love <3

wedding day

We met when I was a junior in high school and he was a sophomore in college. We started dating and one year later (right after I graduated from high school) we were engaged.

I’m sure from the outside… we looked CRAZY!!

We had about 11 months to plan our wedding and it was still the most stressful thing for me.

I already shared about it raining on our wedding day, so obviously even with all the planning you can’t control everything!

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How To Work With Your Spouse (And NOT Kill Them!)

As you may or may not know, Adam and I had very separate careers for the first 10 years of our marriage. I was working on completing my masters in Speech Therapy and working in various healthcare environments, and Adam was a Chemical Engineer who worked in several different manufacturing environments.

It seems like for most couples, that’s how it is. The husband has his work, the wife has her work (or maybe 1 of them is a stay at home parent), and although they share their lives together, they rarely share their “professional” lives in a significant way.

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Watching them grow…

This is a post I wrote almost 4 years ago… and I think about what a “baby” mom I was, haha!

I didn’t have a CLUE what it was going to be like to be a mom… but I was going to do everything I could to make the best decisions for her. Now, I’m a mom of two and I just have to laugh at how much life has changed.

Aidalyn is 5 and is still independent… but she loves being a big sister and she always wants to do the right thing. I love her spirit and the joy she brings.

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Why Your Kids Should be Gardening

Growing you own food is such an empowering process. To be able to say “I grew that!” can bring up so much pride and accomplishment in kids. Here are some more reasons why your kids should be gardening:

Introduces New Foods

When kids are able to see where their food comes from and had a part in the process, they are much more likely to try is as a new food. New foods can be scary to kids. When they are able to see and have a part in growing a new food, they are much more willing to try it at the dinner table.

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Don’t listen to your fears

Just 8 months ago, Adam was working full time as a Chemical Engineer.

He has always been such a hard worker providing for our family.

He would wake up before the ☀️ sun and come home just in time for dinner and bedtime. Our girls were missing out on knowing him… and he was missing out on knowing them.

My youngest daughter… just wasn’t really attached to him at all and it made my heart hurt so much. In my heart, I knew there was another way for them to know each other.

I had a dream of us working at home together.

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When God goes shopping for boxers, He picks out Scooby Doo.

You may not have known my nephew, I wish you had the chance. He was born with a genetic disease called Pelizaeus–Merzbacher disease.

“Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease (PMD) is a rare central nervous system disorder in which coordination, motor abilities, and intellectual function are delayed to variable extents.” – Wikipedia

Josh passed away on February 14, 2016 from breathing complications. This was a story my sister, Aleecia, shared with me about her daughter Jayden and her son Josh. They had a very special relationship. I hope you enjoy this retelling : )

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The boy who changed the World

On February 14, 2016…. we had to say “See you later” to our special boy Josh, my nephew. Even though he had many limitations, he really did change so many lives during his 13 years on this earth.

He was born with a rare genetic disease that impacted all his motor control.

On the day he passed away, we were driving across the country to get to his side. It was the darkest day of my life. When I realized that I wouldn’t get to see him again, and it was his time to go… this is what I wrote. I hope you can see how much of a difference this little boy made in my life.

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Why you Should Travel with Young Kids

Adam and I love to travel! In our first five years of marriage, we had traveled to New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, San Antonio, Atlanta, New Orleans… we LOVED every minute of it!

travel with kids

(I was actually pregnant when we were in Paris)

So when we became parents… we had to decide should we still travel??? (or could we???) 

We didn’t have a lot of vacation days to work with, and we didn’t have a lot of disposable income either. But it really was something that we wanted to do more of and experience with our girls, it was a question of how we could do that.

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