How to get Out of a Funk

Most people think that working and reaching goals is only up, up and up… but what I have found is that every journey has it’s ups and downs. 

In my business, there certainly are seasons and every season has a purpose. 

Sometimes, we get bogged down or we set a goal and life just happens.

We didn’t decide to get in a funk… we just got distracted and it was hard to get back into our groove.

A really common time to get in a funk is around the holidays and summer… Why??

Because there are so many things to take up our time… our thoughts… and schedules are hard to keep.

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Picking out the Perfect Gray

We are having a very exciting year! If you haven’t been following our story on Instagram, you may have missed some of our recent adventures.

In February, my nephew passed away unexpectedly and it really help me put things in perceptive. We decided that since we had the freedom to live anywhere since we worked from home, that we wanted to move closer to our family (we were living 17 hours away.) Since we work from home, we could honestly live anywhere we wanted!

So in April, we put our house in Virginia on the market to sell… and in 3 days we were under contract!!

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Farmhouse Lighting Finds

As you may or may not know, Adam and I just bought our Dream House in North West Arkansas! Because we work from home, we had the chance to move closer to our family after my nephew passed away in February.

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It has been a whirlwind ever since we listed our house in Virginia, but I’m happy to say that things are coming together! We pretty much repainted the whole house (it was a dark yellow when we bought it) to a cooler grey. After much debate, we decided on Revere Pewter and it looks amazing!!! I’ll be posting more updates on that as well.

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5 Ways to Start Using Essential Oils Today

You may have just recently heard of essential oils or maybe you have been interested in them for a while and didn’t know where to start. I know for me, I started reading about essential oils about 10 years ago… but I didn’t really know how to use them or even when I should be using them.

I was already pretty “crunchy” and avoided using chemicals in my house as much as possible, but there was another level of concern when you have a baby crawling around on the floors and putting everything in their mouths. That’s when I realized that I could actually start cleaning with essential oils.

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20 Healthy Snacks

Making healthy choices throughout your day is just as important as the meals you cook in your kitchen. Sometimes it is that afternoon craving that sets you off on a series of not so great choices.

I love meal planning and including two snack options to have in my back pocket if I’m hungrier one day or just need a little extra something to keep me going until the next meal.

I personally like to eat every 3 hours to keep my blood sugar stable (no crashes) and honestly helps me avoid that hangry feeling (hungry-angry). The best snacks for me also include some protein. 

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Do you need Probiotics?

Did you know that you are only as healthy as your gut?!?

When I started learning about health and nutrition 10 years ago, I realized that so much of our health is tied to our gut… and what is living in there o.O  One of the things I realized I was missing was Probiotics. 

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. They help keep your gut healthy! Just like there are different animals in our world… there are different strains of probiotics and each one is important for keeping you healthy.

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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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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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10 Facts about Body Wraps

Almost two years ago, I tried my first Body Wrap and It was LOVE at first wrap. When I tried it, I could tell that this was going to quickly be one of my favorite products ever. In minutes I could feel my skin tingle and I knew it was working on my most stubborn area – my stomach!

Now, I have hundreds of customers and friends who share my love for wraps. I’m getting asked questions all the time about them, so I put together my list that may answer some of your questions.

1. It’s NOT water-weight loss. There isn’t one single ingredient in our wrap that would cause water weight loss.

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