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DIY Pom Pom Rug

 How to Make: Pom Pom Rug 

We are back to school! I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE doing crafts together.

I had some yarn left over from when I was trying to learn to crochet. The girls had this great idea to make a rug out of yarn Pom Poms {How fun!!}

I said – Let’s do this! It was super easy and fun for the whole family!! You can pick whatever colors you want to use too

Share with a friend someone who needs to make this!

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6 Steps to Healthy, Younger Looking Skin

I didn’t really take care of my skin…

I honestly didn’t know where to start!

When I turned 30, all of the sudden I realized that I was getting old 😛 and I knew I had to start a simple routine to take care of my skin.

I started using this skincare because I really liked how it used botanicals and herbs as its foundation – Plus, it wasn’t drying my skin out!

The first thing I noticed was how SMOOTH my skin started to feel! I had forgotten what healthy skin felt like! The next thing I saw, was that my wrinkles were less noticeable (especially when using Lip and Eye Cream and WOW) read more

VIDEO: How to use Video to Build your Brand

How to Use Video to build your brand
How to Use Video to build your brand

I get asked a lot of blogging and business related questions about how to build a brand for your business – and this is something that I’m really passionate about!! I think that everyone has a voice and is here to share a message that will help others.

If you are thinking about blogging, building an online business, or even just using social media in general to get your message out there… I really think this video can help you understand the value of using video.

Branding is something that I think I just stumbled upon…  having a personal brand – or branding in general… I just shared things that I was interested in! read more

6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil on your Skin

Coconut oil has been praised recently as something that every household should have… but what should we actually do with it?

What we LOVE about Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a pretty special ingredient because it is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Coconut oil is AMAZING for your skin because it is an excellent moisturizer. It can penetrate hair better than other oils (and I use it for chapped lips too!.)

We have been cooking with coconut oil for years and love that it is a great stable oil at high temperatures and is dairy free. It’s nice to be able to use it in the kitchen and the bathroom!

Could you actually replace some of your other products for Coconut Oil? 

6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

How we Use Coconut Oil

  • We are getting into the drier months, so you will want a go to cure for dry cracking hands. As a first resort, we love this coconut oil because it isn’t as greasy as heavy lotions and moisturizes your skin well. If your hands need a little extra loving, add 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil when you rub the coconut oil on your hands.
  •  Shaving your legs just got more luscious when you use coconut oil. Coconut oil is naturally antimicrobial, and smells like a vacation in your bathroom. Plus, your skin will stay hydrated but not greasy.
  • Your hair will love how coconut oil works as a deep conditioner. Just work in a quarter-size amount into your hair, comb it, and then pile it into a loose bun. Use a soft towel over your pillow to keep it from getting wet. In the morning, shampoo your hair as usual and feel the difference in your hair!
  • Coconut oil is also amazing at breaking down your eye makeup (even waterproof mascara!!). Use a cotton ball with a little coconut oil on it and gently sweep it over your eyes to remove any unwanted make up. It will also leave that delicate skin hydrated.
  • Use Coconut oil as your favorite body moisturizer! It can even reduce water loss from serious dry skin (hello winter skin!)
  • Before you use a cleanser, massage Coconut oil into your face to give you a glow and help naturally fight any bacteria or fungus, plus it will aid in moisturizing too.
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    How to Have a Spa Day at Home

    ? Oh you know, just spent an hour at the #spa

    ? Facial Peel & Deep Hydration Mask ?

    ? Mommies need to be pampered too!!

    Love when the spa is in my own home ?

     

    Maybe you are a mommy like me, who would LOVE to spoil her skin… have a spa treatment or two… in the comfort of her own home.

     

    Before I was a mom, leaving the house and planning a day to myself was no problem – but now I know that sometimes it is nice to just treat myself at home (no sitter required!)

    I LOVE our Exfoliating Peel and Deep Hydration Facials for just the home spa day.

    In one hour, your skin will be renewed and refreshed. I know you will love the way your skin looks and feels too 🙂

     

    Don’t forget to follow up with WOW!

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    Did you know that my home spa offers a saving plan too?

     

    You can save 40% by just trying one product for 3 months – or even change your product month to month. I know I always love a good deal!

    Start saving on your first order today

     

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    Trim Healthy Mama Review

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    Trim Healthy Mama Review

    Trim Healthy Mama is the latest “diet” book craze. It seems like every where I turned there was something about Trim Healthy Mama. I was curious at first, and skeptical.

    I had to find out for myself what all the fuss was about! 

    What was so new and different about this plan? 

    I heard about Trim Healthy Mama first from my sister. She and her family were starting to implement the plan… and seeing results.

    Then, I joined the free Facebook group to learn as much as I could before buying the book. I was simply AMAZED at the transformations I saw in the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group. I could not get enough of the life changing stories from these women (and some men too!). Joining the Facebook group is a must for starting out. There are amazing moderators to help with answers to any questions and also getting advice and encouragement. I would highly recommend joining the group to help you with your Trim Healthy Lifestyle. 

    After about a week of being in the Facebook Group, I knew I had to buy the book and see for myself what this was all about. I can say after reading the book and following the Trim Healthy Mama plan for about 2 months is…

    I Love it! 

    You can even eat chocolate everyday! I’m sold!! 

    Some history: I had been eating more Paleo based recipes, Grain free, Gluten free… and I love this plan so much better than anything I have been doing for quite a while. 

    I think what I like about it is how balanced it is. 

    There are NO food groups that are eliminated like Paleo based diets which eliminate dairy, grains, and beans. 

    You can enjoy carbs, fats, and protein 

    The bottom line is keep fat and carbs separate and eat protein at each meal or snack.

    You can enjoy both types of meals: Energizing and Satisfying just keep them apart. So you can eat a low fat/moderate carb (or E-nergizing) breakfast with bowl of oatmeal or a pumpkin muffin with nonfat greek yogurt OR you can have a heavy fat/low carb (S-atisfying) 3 egg omelet with cheese and sausage…. Just keep the two different kinds of meals (E and S meals) separated by 3 hours.

    I think what I love most is that is works for anyone! It works for someone who wants to eat whole foods and it works for someone who needs more convenience foods in their life. Both women may approach Trim Healthy Mama from different angles initially, but there is a plan for both of them. 

     

    Trim Healthy Mama In a day:

    Breakfast: bowl of oatmeal with stevia sweetened Greek yogurt (E)

    Snack 2.5-3 hour later: Rye wasa crackers with peanut butter (S) or a Muffin in a Mug with Stevia Sweetened Greek yogurt on top (my favorite!)

    Lunch 3 hours later: Grilled salmon on a salad with light dressing and lots of low carb vegetables and a light soup (E) 

    Snack 3 hours later: Apple and a few almonds (E) or a enjoy a great Trim Healthy Mama drink.

    Dinner: Hamburger patty with cheese and avocado and grilled onions with homemade bun or eaten on a salad with high fat dressing (S) or a Salmon Cake on a Salad (S) or a Yummy Thai Curry (S) 

    Dessert: Chocolate Brownie in a mug with peanut butter Greek yogurt (S) or some Skinny Chocolate! 

    I seriously LOVE this eating plan!!!

    I love the recipes and I love how I feel.

    The Data:

    I track what I eat on My Fitness Pal to know how many calories, carbs and sugar I’m eating regularly (not necessary, but I’m a data nerd!). Since I have implemented this Trim Healthy Mama plan, my carbs have been lower and my sugar intake has been lower. I’m so happy about both of those numbers!!

    I also have effortlessly lost 5lbs! 

    I was always ready to cheat on all the other “diets” I had tried… I couldn’t do without dairy… I also love beans and whole food carbs. Now, I really feel satisfied and love that I can eat when I’m hungry and snacking is encouraged. 

    The authors, Pearl and Serene, have some really great tips in their book to help you stay trim and also getting the best nutrition you can to stay healthy. 

    Hope you guys check out the book! It really could change your life!

    I’ve been posting some of my recipes that are Trim Healthy Mama inspired. Check them out!

     

     

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