I can’t believe it is time for our once a year conference in Florida! This will be our 4th time going, and I can’t wait to see my friends and learn from the best how to help more family get healthy and pay off debt. It has been such a blessing to partner with our company and work from home.
But before I load up my bags and head to Florida for our little paycation… I have to pack.
I’m such a procrastinator, so I have left packing to the last minute – and to make sure I don’t leave any of my must have items at home. I have made a packing list.
Here are 5 things I can’t leave home without!
Here are my must have healthy packing list:
Your “gut” is the foundation of your health! It is so important to make sure you give your body daily probiotics that will strengthen your immune system (when you are at home or away!) My favorite probiotics have the added prebiotics in them plus 5 different strains to make sure you stay strong all year long!
As summer days give way to fall, it’s back to school with busier schedules that can leave us with less sleep, less relaxing, and less sunshine and vitamin D. It’s no wonder your family can start to move a little slow, and even start getting sick!
Thankfully, I’ve got a simple healthy solution to help everyone stay happy and healthy in this busy time of year!
In my house, I am all about prevention – which just means to help our bodies fight before we even get sick! One of my secrets for this time of year is…. Defend.
DEFEND is a blend of several powerful essential oils that works to put your immune system in the best possible shape. With a blend of rosemary, eucalyptus, zesty lemon, and the rich spiciness of cinnamon and clove it’s got what you need to give your system the boost it needs! (Plus, it smells like Christmas and holidays, so it is the perfect scent for your house too!)
Here’s some of my favorite ways to use it around the house and for back to school!
1 DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray:
In a 2oz glass spray bottle, mix 20 drops of Defend and distilled water and shake well. Simply use it for sanitizing surfaces around your home or at school!
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2 Diffuse with DEFEND:
Sleep is your body’s time to reset and reboot. This is the perfect time to use an Essential Oil Diffuser and diffuse while you sleep (both Defend and Chill are good for this!) This will help you wake refreshed and ready to face the day!
3 Cell Phone Clean Up:
Did you know your cell phone is one of the dirtiest things you touch every day? Spritz a microfiber cloth with Defend and wipe down your phone screen at the end of the day. Simple maintenance goes so far with keeping yourself healthy!
4 Don’t Be a Germ Sponge!
Speaking of germs, that kitchen sponge isn’t as clean as you might think. In fact, studies have found that your toilet brush might be cleaner! Do you want to wash dishes with that?! If you like to use a sponge in the kitchen, keep your essential oils nearby. Dropping 3 drops into the sponge and then rinse well with warm water will go a LONG way!
My husband says having the right oil around is like a personal defensive lineman that will keep our family going!
P.S. As a bonus, here’s a fall back to school blog roundup to help you get started with a BANG!
My youngest took her first plane ride when she was only 6 weeks old (I know, crazy!!) When you love to travel and your home based business gives you the freedom to travel as much as you want… you learn a few tips along the way.
Most families have to travel some during the holidays, even if it is just a few hours to a near by town, I know these tips will come in handy to help you have a Stress Free time Traveling with kids.
8 Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids
Always have snacks
I usually make individually packaged snacks for each kid. Usually a few Lara Bars, Annie’s Crackers, and even Bananas work well on the road.
Cups with lids for ALL ages (even Adults!)
Keep Toys just for the Car
I love this bin for keeping all your car toys together. This makes getting in the car FUN because they can play with these special toys. Most car toys that we pick don’t have a lot of small pieces and don’t make any annoying sounds lol
When I first became I mom, I said – “My child will never watch movies in the car! She will read the whole way” Then I moved 17 hours away from our family and road trips became a two day excursion… so we compromised to keep the sanity levels at a normal level. Last year we were able to buy our van in cash and it came with a DVD player. We will take turns picking out movies that everyone can enjoy, and I think it has been a great way to reduce that travel stress.
Sing Along CD’s
I know I’m totally playing my mom card here, but I love singing in the car! We have a few sing a long CD’s that I love to listen to and sing as a family
Go to your happy place with a bliss-filled peppermint treat that’s a spa-like experience for your skin! And in a ready-to-gift box, just put a bow on it for that special someone on your list!
Sugar Scrub: Warm up your holiday season with this peppermint sugar scrub as it melts into your skin for gentle exfoliation with smoothing coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and peppermint oil to keep your skin oh-so-soft!
Body Lotion: Refresh and moisturize your skin with this rich and creamy peppermint lotion that includes coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter. Use the Full Size at home and pop that BONUS travel size in your bag for wherever this holiday season takes you!
Lip Balm: Want to keep your kisser mistletoe ready? Well, pucker up! With a blend of cocoa butter, coconut oil, and peppermint oil to soften and beeswax to protect your lips from the winter wind, it will even be hard for Jack Frost to stay away!
I love a quality skincare line that I can feel good about putting on my body – especially during the cold, dry months when my skin needs some extra love! and Peppermint always makes me feel like Christmas is finally here!
Who do you know who would love this Peppermint Gift Set?
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!
So what is a Dream Board?
In simple terms, a Dream Board is a visual representation of your long term desires and wishes. That’s quite different from a goal sheet, or even a list of things you would like to accomplish.
I’ve seen many different types of Dream Boards work for all kinds of people. Some of the most effective included:
Posterboard and Magazine Photo Collage: This method is tried and true and works for almost anyone!
Digital Board: This is getting more popular in the “paperless” crowds. You still use images, but you can also add music, sound effects, etc.
Pinboard Design: Using a corkboard allows you an easy way to add and adjust your dream board easily (one of my favorites!)
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!
(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 coulddo that.
The “how” turned out to be starting our own home based business that we could run from anywhere. Our business gave us the financial and time freedom to be able to travel like we always desired.read more