Encouragement

5 Most Powerful Secrets of Insanely Successful People

With social media on the rise

 

With social media on the rise and “Insta”fame, people are wanting to “Hit it Big” and become the next millionaire with a yacht right? Well you’re in luck because I will give you the 5 Most Powerful Secrets of Insanely Successful People right here. BUT it only works if you are willing to throw your insecurities out the window and put in the time and effort it takes so if you aren’t ready, move along. If you are, go ahead and read the rest of this post.

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#1 Be Coachable

Being Coachable takes HUMILITY. It takes admitting that you are not the best ever and walking around like you know it all. Meanwhile all the most successful people KNOW you aren’t so you might be fooling the seven year old with your picture of all your cash from the bank or that rented Ferrari and the title in your Instagram as “Entrepreneur” but you aren’t getting anywhere. What does being coachable mean? It means getting knowledge from those who have gone before you. Books, Youtube, Podcasts, Messaging people who you aspire to be like and GIVE THEM VALUE. Help them and put in your time. You can’t think selfishly on this one or people will see right through you.

PRO TIP:

Consume education while you are working. Don’t sit there for hours watching Youtube videos and then turn around and do nothing about it. #1 You won’t remember it all in the first place and #2 You are wasting valuable time watching and not doing. Everyone has the same twenty-four hours in a day my friend. Successful people have learned to stop WASTING it.

#2 Overnight Successes are a Myth (Unless you got your granddaddy’s money)

So a new song comes out and suddenly you think that they are an overnight success because now you see them everywhere right? Well let’s consider Ariana Grande’s career for a little sample – Boom she puts out a song and now she’s everywhere right?!?! Wrong. She started her career in 2008 (lucky for her she has an amazing gift that she or her family realized at a super young age) it then took 5 years of working, gaining experience and hustling in the background to then produce her debut album in 2013. She was only 15 when she started her career so what were you doing at fifteen? Even if you do have your granddaddy’s money and go ahead and run your start-up idea, you will most likely need to learn the concepts here or your “success” will be fleeting.

#3 Hard Work is the ONLY Way You Are Going to be Successful

I hate to be the one to break it to you but all the ads on Youtube and Facebook about a method to suddenly “make it” in the next 24 hours are B.S. It takes long hours of APPLYING what you have learned for real sustainable success. When you start something and you get super pumped for the next 3 hours, 36 hours, or 3 months and then quit because you aren’t seeing results, it is going to set you back more than you realize. I empathize with you impatient people because I too want instant gratification. We live in a world where everything is almost immediate and we think our goals of our career should be too. I also know it takes time to learn the skills necessary to go to the next level of your path and every single career goal has steps within it. Everything has perfect timing. You want to know why? It’s isn’t our timing. God has a plan and purpose for you and it is His plan not yours. So learn it now and be okay with it not being instant but still apply the lessons learned here. You can wish or pray or “think big” and not actually put in the steps or work when a door is opened to you and guess what, surprise surprise it doesn’t happen. Then you walk away being angry because it didn’t happen but God might be saying, well I gave you that video to inspire you, then I gave you the passion to go create that, then if you would have said “Yes” to doing such and such for that person for free, that was your answer. I am only trying to get you to think differently about your circumstance and situations. I can’t say that if you would do these all specifically you would win the lottery but maybe you need a different perspective.

#4 Consistency

Yea, yea, yea. Consistency is key. We have all heard it but what does that look like in reality? It is learning, applying, growing, period. You have to put in the work for hours a day: creating, documenting, consuming knowledge repeat. You must know that it can take years of making videos, taking pictures and learning how to do it better while doing this every single day and not giving up because it is “too hard” or “too long” is the key to success if there ever was one. It’s the resiliency to the long nights and hard times and if you are willing to stick with it, there’s your ticket. It’s kind of like any “diet” you have tried. The more times you stop and start the longer it takes you to get to your goal.

#5 Fail

Fail. This might might seem like a little contradictory to the last secret but stay with me on this one. Do whatever you WANT to do. Try what you want. You can always adjust, redirect, or do something different if you don’t like it but you lose when you quit. Fake it til you make it is dead so stop faking. Trying DIFFERENT things over and over and over until you learn what works for you and your business is the key. If you hate the product you are pushing or the way you are speaking to your audience or even down to the colors you use, Fail. Try so many things and just say yes to opportunities because you can always readjust. Be authentic in what you try and be willing to be open minded enough to fail and not let it hurt your ego. If you love what you do and would do it for free then you won’t get burned out even if you don’t make money at first. That’s why success stories work. They are real and follow their passions and produced VALUE to their audience and money came after.

This is my passion project. I also have essential oils I love and my new store on Etsy called Blyss Your Heart Design . If you like my voice and blog then let’s connect in either way. You can message me, collab or buy my stuff. I’ll love you either way! Go to Facebook group Blyss Your Heart to where the magic of connecting to like-minded people is happening right now!

My opinions are 100% my own and I only post on things I use on myself and my family. If you found this valuable at all please help me spread the word by sharing this to your favorite Social Media platform.

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How to Start Speaking More Truth for Massive Growth Now + Free Affirmation Printable

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I couldn’t breathe.

My heart beating out of my chest and head pounding. I couldn’t take another second of my racing thoughts so, feeling like a failure, I called my Mother In Law. I had to take medication for my anxiety for the first time in a long time. The medication always makes me exhausted, like head bobbing-can’t keep my eyes open, exhausted along with a fog for the next day as well. I hate it. I had to ask my mil to pick up my two boys so I could take this and rest because my world was crushing me and I couldn’t handle it anymore. My thoughts were going so dark I couldn’t even believe I was going there and was afraid of what I might do so I huddled up in my bed under the covers and put my baby to sleep in the bassinet and didnt move. Anxious, worried, overwhelmed, exhausted, and overworked.

This IS the place that the enemy wants you to be.

The enemy loves when we feel isolated, alone, scared, overwhelmed, and like we are failures. Our minds are very powerful weapons against our lives and the enemy knows exactly how to use them, but we also do VERY well in creating devastating destruction of our own accord. I use labels such as “perfectionist” or “ocd” and beat myself up when I don’t live up to my own standards. Meanwhile, friends speaking truth over my life in saying, “I make this look easy” or “You are absolutely killing the mom thing” or “Wow, I can’t believe you can juggle the kids, house, starting a business, and volunteering.” So I will speak truth to you today and give you some power tools for your massive growth.

Good News, You Are Not Alone

This is the enemy telling us we are suffering alone. He enjoys us being silent because the more we don’t talk about things, the more POWER we give them. The more power we give lies, the more petrified and PARALYZE ourselves to become what God wants us to become. We are adopted sons and daughters of the Most High. (Romans 8:15) Always speak your truth! You have community, you have a place to gather together and fellowship, you have your family of believers of Christ.

Use Your Gifts

Each of you have a gift and if we give into the lies and do not always speak your truth then the ones who need to see our gifts, those who the gifts are meant for, will never come to know them. THAT my sisters, is the most tragic news that I have been made aware of. It says in 1 Peter 4:10-11 {NIV} 10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 

Show Up and Speak Truth

We are only here on this earth for a blink of an eye. So how dare we squander the time we have and not show up! We need to use the time we have to make the most impact we can. Each of us had different gifts for a reason and if people are speaking over you lies, I want to tell you that is because IT IS YOUR GIFT!! They may not understand it. Always speak your truth but speaking truth is different than rudeness or delirium. If you are 500 lbs and 7 feet tall, you MAY want to rethink your horse-jockey career. But if you feel deep in your heart you have a passion for helping animals and you aren’t doing anything with that passion and gift and love, that my friend is squandering your gift. We need to encourage our friends with these loves and talents and speak life over them. Here are a few to help you acheive Massive Growth in your life today.

How to Find Your Truth

The Bible is a great place to start for anyone unsure of what their truth really is. The Spirit will always deliver God’s truth to his people. We must choose to walk in the way and not let fear overcome us and dull our gifts and truths. There are many amazing bible studies out there to help you get started or even meeting with a pastor or someone you trust is an amazing way to help let your truth be seen. Here are a few truths to help you start easing into saying things INTENTIONALLY. Speak these over your life and use the Affirmations of Speaking Truth printable to speak life into yourself daily.

Truth #1 : Do Not Let Anyone Dim Your Light. (Not even yourself)

So whenever you are thinking that it’s not worth it. You want to stay in the bed and it’s hard going through life without getting anxious. GET UP! Get a shower and go to your happy place. Silence the voice that is in your head. Know the truth that God goes before you and had already won the battle. He has given you so many talents and your one talent might mean the world to someone.

Truth #2 : Help Others By Spreading Your Testimony (Not by Complaining)

Whatever you have gone through in your life is powerful! Whatever season you are in is the exact moment of life you need to be in to grow and have the testimony to be capable to connect with the person who is needing it the most. If you have fought your way out of the struggles and you are having a better day, then go out there and speak truth to someone else! You don’t have to have it all together and be successful in your eyes. You may have gone through something HUGE and traumatic or you could be thinking it doesn’t matter if anyone knows about it. But you might just be in the exact place someone else is wishing they were but they don’t know how to get there! So stop wallowing and complaining and tell your testimony so it can give encouragement to other women to bring more gifts to the world. God uses our trials to MOVE MOUNTAINS!

Truth #3 Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus

When you tell the lies and start believing them, your body reacts. It could be your anxiety and panic sets in while you are walking through the store so you aren’t smiling and you are just trying to feel less like you are falling. These lies have a ripple effect on your mood and your facial expressions and destroys your ability to connect with the people around you. So be the hands and feet of Jesus wherever you go. You might be the only happy face around them for the day. Your love could have a wave of influence and it could be the key to a breakthrough for their lives. If you are showing up with love, you cannot have the lies with you also.

Truth #4 It’s OK To Not Be Okay But Don’t Wallow In It.

It’s okay to take your moments of worries, stress, and not showing up. But then you have to turn yourself around. Realize that you are more than just the bad situations of your life. You have to get up, say a little prayer, and realizing that changing your mindset to change your world. Give love and check on your friends. If you are not okay at times chances are they need someone too!  Life is all about hills and valleys with ebbing and flowing a little good and a little bad but you can’t stay in the valleys or you might miss the epic views along the way.

This is my passion project. I also have essential oils I love and my new store on Etsy called Blyss Your Heart Design . If you like my voice and blog then let’s connect in either way. You can message me, collab or buy my stuff. I’ll love you either way! Go to Facebook group Blyss Your Heart to where the magic of connecting to like-minded people is happening right now!

My opinions are 100% my own and I only post on things I use on myself and my family. If you found this valuable at all please help me spread the word by sharing this to your favorite Social Media platform.

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Secret Sister Gift Exchange Complete How-To with Free Printables and Ideas
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Secret Sister Gift Exchange Complete How-To with Free Printables

Secret Sister Gift Exchange
Complete How-To

I have recently been asked to be the Secret Sister Gift Exchange Coordinator at our church. I jumped on the opportunity because I love getting more involved with the responsibilities at church + WHO DOESN’T LOVE BRINGING JOY TO OTHERS BY GIVING GIFTS!!! But there is one catch…I haven’t ever participated in a Secret Sister Gift Exchange, like ever. That’s right! Sure, I have played Secret Santa but usually that is only once a year and only one gift per person and you swap them around easy! So I started doing research and there really isn’t step by step directions out there that I could find on the process so I decided to gather my information and put it in a simple easy to use Secret Sister Gift Exchange Complete How-To!

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Preparations

The first step in any project you take on is to research. I have included a questionnaire to help you organize your research and plans in color and in b&w In Secret Sister you can make up your own rules and guidelines but I have included the ones we used so you can get some ideas on the most basic ones. There are several things you want to consider as you plan your SS event:

Who will be the main SS coordinator for your event?

This person will be in charge of getting the forms handed out, pairing SS’s, following up to make sure gifts are being delivered to all the SS’s on time and planning the reveal party or event at the end.

How long will your SS event last?

Some have chosen short amounts of time such as a month or two but we chose to do ours for 12 months with fewer gifts in between.

How often are gifts or mail delivered?

This depends on the event participants mostly but do something manageable for your time frame. If it it a shorter amount of time say, a month then maybe a once a week gift, possibly twice a week if your participants are willing to do this. If it is a longer amount of time, like a year, you will want to do something that is manageable for all participants to do so we chose one gift per month but no specific date to deliver by.

Where is the gift drop location?

This is a must so you can remain secretive throughout the event. You will most likely not be mailing packages but if so you will want to leave off the return address. This might be a little uneasy for your group since you would want to make sure it would get back to you if you got something wrong on the address. We chose a central location in a building our church own’s since our church building is going under construction over the next few months. The SS Coordinator will be responsible for checking to make sure the gifts are being picked up and contacting those that have a gift in the location.

What is the dollar minimum/maximum for your Secret Sister Gift Exchange?

You want to set a manageable budget for you gifts in the time frame you chose. We set a minimum budget of $5 on any gifts but no maximum for this time around.

The Big Reveal Party Planning

If you have a longer time frame on your Secret Sister reveal exchange then you can wait to answer these questions a few months out but the earlier the better!

What is your budget for the reveal party?

Is this something your office/church/workplace is providing a budget for or is it out of pocket? Are you throwing a fundraiser to fund the party reveal with the participants? This will determine if you will be hosting a party, or simply getting together to announce the names.

Who can volunteer at the party?

Volunteers are always helpful and the Secret Sister Event Coordinator will need help with the party to ensure success!

When will the reveal be?

Dates and Times are important for all participants to be there. A great idea is to host a poll for a handful of predetermined dates/times for all secret sisters to vote on which is best for them.

Where will the party be?

If it is a smaller group, maybe consider an in-home option or maybe a workspace office if you have one. If you have a larger crowd with a bigger budget you might want to go ahead and start looking into renting a space for your event.

What type of food will you serve?

Again this will depend largely on your budget. A dinner out at a restaurant while hosting it in the larger event room if it is available is a great option. You can cater in if you have a larger crowd. Perhaps you want to opt for something more cozy like a potluck or maybe just some finger foods.

Will you bring one final gift for your secret sister gift exchange?

You can enjoy one final opening of a present and finally get to see your sister open up her present! You can also choose not to if people are chipping in to the budget or hosting a potluck type dinner where people are already contributing but it is completely your choice! (considering your participants of course)

Secret Sister Gift Exchange Guidelines

I have included “Being a Great Secret Sister” in color and b&w for you to review and add in your own dates, times, and locations if you would like to just use our rules we had. It also includes a few starter ideas for those who need a nudge in the right direction.

  • All Secret Sisters must fill our the “Secret Sister Survey” and I have also included one in color and b&w for your secret sisters to fill out
  • After coordinator pairs sisters, read over and try to jot down any ideas for gifts, quotes, or sayings that come to you
  • Be sure to write specific dates down not to forget an important birthday or anniversary
  • It is a great idea to jot down one date to send out your gift each week/month depending on your time frame of your event. The longer the event the easier it is to forget to send by each deadline
  • Make sure you comply with the budget the coordinator sets for the event
  • Remember to remain SECRET, that’s the whole fun of it!
  • Include any other rules/guidelines to make sure all participants know exactly what is needed from them

Secret Sister Gift Exchange Ideas

Refer back to “Being a Great Secret Sister” for this small list of ideas to start off with.

Think outside of the box, don’t choose the obvious gift options. Try to mix and match ideas when possible . Example: favorite fruit=cherries, favorite chocolate- dark=dark chocolate covered cherries

+Maybe her favorite color and flower on a beautiful scarf from her favorite place to shop!

+Print out a favorite scripture and decorate it

+Share a favorite snack with some of her favorite foods and include the recipe on a cute card. I love getting different patterns and mixing them up to hand out.

+Give a bouquet of favorite candies

+Gift her a CD mix of her favorite style of music

AND…if you want to get really sneaky, have a friend (who the secret sister doesn’t know) deliver her favorite coffee to her work in a new cute mug

And of course….

Pinterest is your best friend (tons of amazing ideas-try it if you need inspiration.)

Successful Wishes!

I hope I have provided you with enough tips, guidelines, and ideas to kick off your Secret Sister Gift Exchange. I hope your event as well as ours is a raving success! If you have any other tips for a new Secret Sister, please write some in the comments! I would also love to know if the printables helped your event. Please note if you wished something else might have been included on them!

This is my passion project. I also have essential oils I love and my new store on Etsy called Blyss Your Heart Design . If you like my voice and blog then let’s connect in either way. You can message me, collab or buy my stuff. I’ll love you either way! Go to Facebook group Blyss Your Heart to where the magic of connecting to like-minded people is happening right now!

My opinions are 100% my own and I only post on things I use on myself and my family. If you found this valuable at all please help me spread the word by sharing this to your favorite Social Media platform.

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SEO for Beginners Guide to Dominate the First Page
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SEO for Beginners: Step-by-Step Beginners’ Guide

 

SEO for Beginners: Step-by-Step

Beginners Guide

I am a newby when it comes to blogging and Search Engine Optimization. I have been digging into SEO for beginners a lot recently and have heard SEO basically makes or breaks your site. I have tried a few things here and there to optimize my blog but few methods have actually succeeded in driving search engines to my site. Before reading this book it was mostly the traffic that is being sent from my social media accounts.

Sometimes when you are a new blogger, it feel like you are running up a mountain but then if you stop to take a breath, you slide all the way back down and have to start over. This is exactly how I felt on my vacation. No posts, no pins, no advertising, no traffic. It was a dismal week and I literally felt like giving up. So in comes SEO for Beginners!

Then I ran across this Amazon Audible book: SEO for Beginners: Step-by-Step Beginners’ Guide to Dominate the First Page Using Google Analytics, Adwords Etc. by John Slavio narrated by Nejc Kozmos.

This is the best book for beginners because John begins but explaining in an easy to understand way on what exactly “SEO” is, why you need to focus on it, and how to get better to dominate the front page of google search. There is so much going into SEO that I didn’t even realize! Like how if you don’t have certain pages on your blog, it doesn’t even register for SEO!!

What’s included in the book:

What is SEO?
On-page SEO techniques
Off-page SEO techniques
Content marketing
Social media marketing
Four different keyword research tools with our personal recommendations
How to set up your first ad on Google Adwords

Seo for Beginners Notebook

I will tell you to have a notebook and pen handy because I have about 5 pages of notes and LONG to do list!! But if you are ready to get to work and actually create the blog of your dreams, make money, and increase your traffic you will need this book to start to understand SEO and start putting these into action immediately!

Seo for Beginners LaptopI am so glad I ran across this book. My stats are starting to climb with just a few steps I have completed with the book. Like I said before, I have a HUGE to-do list now! I can’t wait to get more done to drive my Search Engine Optimization even higher to get the ultimate success every blogger looks for: Traffic! So go download the book and get to work on your dream website!

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DIY Outdoor Spray More Annoyance-Free Moments this season
Natural Living

DIY Outdoor Spray

 

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Everyone knows by now, Summer is HERE. I am taking full advantage to get outdoors! I love the hot sun and all that Summer brings, except for one tiny thing! The annoyances that come along with it in the outdoors!!!

We have many holidays and gatherings coming up so I wanted to share with you what I recently made to help us during this time of need! Now even though I share the recipe for the spray, you can also use *2 drop of each in your young living desert mist diffuser to make an amazingly fresh aroma in your home too!

 

I have been giving these out to all my friends and family because I know the power this little spray has with absolutely no chemicals! This is a super easy recipe and doesn’t take much at all to make.

?¿?DID YOU KNOW?¿? Citronella scented candles mostly use Citronella FRAGRANCE not the Citronella OIL.

If you aren’t already using Young Living oils go right here to see why I chose them over all the rest and why I would never use anything else! + If you are ready to get your first healthy lifestyle starter box of essential oils go right here to sign up (personally I choose the Young Living Desert Mist diffuser its the same price as the home diffuser but looks nicer in my opinion) and let me get you plugged into our group with tons of support and guidance to make your transition easy!

This little spray has PLANT POWER!!!

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DIY Outdoor Spray

2 oz. Witch Hazel

2 oz. Distilled Water

20 drops Thieves Essential Oil

20 drops Lemon Essential Oil

20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

20 drops Citronella Essential Oil

 

Mix together in a 4 oz. spray bottle and make sure to shake well before using.

Please take caution when using essential oils not to get them in the ears or eyes since those are the most sensitives areas of your body. Use dilution with either water, water + witch hazel (used to help mix the oil and water) or with your carrier oil of your choice before using essential oils.

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*If you are using them in your new Young Living Desert Mist Diffuser then you fill to the line with water, add 2 drops Thieves, 2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Rosemary, and 2 drop Citronella and you will have a great smelling Summer in your home ❤

 

**Pro Tip- Use Citronella + Witch Hazel + Water in a bowl on your patio or porch for a GREAT-SMELLING outdoor experience!

If you aren’t already using Young Living oils go right here to see why I chose them over all the rest and why I would never use anything else! + If you are ready to get your first healthy lifestyle starter box of essential oils go right here to sign up (personally I choose the Young Living Desert Mist diffuser its the same price as the home diffuser but looks nicer in my opinion) and let me get you plugged into our group with tons of support and guidance to make your transition easy!

With any purchases made here I will get a small compensation so please order through my links. My opinions are 100% my own and I only post on things I use on myself and my family.

Natural Living

Candles by BotanicPress Review

       I am always on the hunt for anything that makes my home less like smelly-boy and more into a spa. I need a place of relaxation to get away for a while. Picking my favorite candles have recently become harder because of my more natural lifestyle these days. I did find one that makes the grade! Go right here to the Botanic Press shop or click on any of the pictures as you read to shop around! For more of my favorites go check out  My Top 10 Must-Have Vitality Essential Oils or  My Uses for my Everyday Oils or  Top 5 ways to use Coconut Oil
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
The shop is BotanicPress by Ashley Carr on Etsy
(don’t you just love all things Etsy there is so much talent there)
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
Ashley Carr Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
When purchasing things I absolutely love when I know the person behind the logo and the “stuff”. It makes me feel amazing when I can buy local and help families rather than the bigger companies. (don’t get me wrong, they supply jobs too) So I read Ashley’s bio I really connected with the empowering you feel when you create something that is beautiful and natural. I also deeply love the cozy lifestyle she incorporates to each candle with the book titles, it just makes me want to snuggle into my comfy sofa with a blanket and hot cocoa by the candle light.
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy

The Why Behind the Candles:

         “When I think about candles, I think about dinner parties, long talks on the patio, or rainy evenings with a good book. They are the centerpiece of quality time – both with others, and with yourself. In 2014 I ventured into candle making as “just another hobby.” But then I realized something (besides the amazing smells lingering around my kitchen). It felt GOOD. It was super empowering to be able to create something all by myself that was way more earth-friendly than many of the other candles on the market.”
        “This led to many, many other revelatory moments where I thought to myself, “I bet I could make that.” And in fact, I could. The concept behind my shop is to combine all the things I adore: reading, planet earth, relationships, and an all around cozy life. Each candle is named in reference to a story or character that has shaped me in some way, and is meant to bring you and your people closer together; whether its your shared love for Earnest Hemingway, or the refreshing scent of sandalwood drifting through the air. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!”
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
The candle I am swooning over is the newly released addition called Wonderland! It is a soy wax candle made purely with essential oils! It is seasonal but don’t worry, there will be more coming along made with purely essential oils.
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy
Candles by Botanic Press on Etsy

Ashley’s Commitment on Improving Health Quality in Candles

      “The ones made with fragrance oils are Phthalate-free, which is where you find most of the toxicity in candle fragrances. Unfortunately companies don’t have to list exactly what they put in their fragrance oils, so I make sure to only get ones without phthalates (even though not all phthalates are bad!). Also, even though fragrance oils are man-made, many of them contain primarily essential oils. The only reason I can’t say that they are 100% natural is because I don’t know the nitty-gritty of what’s in each oil. BUT, I will say that I buy from very reputable American companies who seek out the most ethical/natural ingredients possible.”
I just love the smell throughout the house and knowing that I am not putting harmful chemicals into the air is empowering as well. Go right over here to try one of your own! Remember that the smell intensifies after burning a few times, with essential oils that sometimes will happen in candle use. She will be making more with essential oils only so if you have your favorite blends remember to post them in the comments!
I did not receive any compensation for this post including any sales of the candles, free product, etc. The opinions here are 100% my own.
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Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes

Chocolate Cake.pngThis is another easy sheet pan chicken recipe that I have made up. I love when dinner is a breeze to clean up. I feel so good when I can just throw away some foil and clean up is done!  Potatoes are high in carbs so just keep that in mind if you are following keto diets. For me this is the only meal with carbs today so I get to load up for this meal.

This chicken sheet pan dinner also includes the zesty herb seasoning that I use for many other recipes! It is good on so many things and this is definitely a versatile seasoning blend.

This also includes a Vitality Oil that I recently had a party with. Essential Oils are a lot stronger than dried herbs and much less hassle than fresh herbs. If you would like to know how to get started you can read up on why essential oils here or if you are ready to grab yours today you can go here

Here’s the One Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes Recipe:

 1 lb Chicken Breast               

 1 lb Carrots 

1/2 lb Potatoes          

 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika

 *Oregano Vitality Essential Oil                 

 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder               

 1 Tbsp Onion Powder                        

 6 Tbsp Olive Oil    

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut chicken breasts into small bite-size pieces. Cut potatoes into bize size pieces also. Add chicken, potatoes, and carrots into a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil and herb blend.

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Line baking sheet with foil and add mixture pressing down into a single layer. Bake on 350° for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and veggies are soft and easily pierced with a fork. 

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I have also included a recipe card so it is easier to print out!

RECIPE Chicken,Carrots, and Potatoes

 

 

 

Encouragement, Uncategorized

What is a Target Audience

What is Your TargetSo, you have decided to start a business and maybe you have thrown a few things out there but you are not succeeding. A crucial step in building your business is to find your “Target Audience” and not many people know how to find a target audience or what that even is. So by the time you get done reading this you will be able to know What a Target Audience is, Why it is Important, and How to Develop Your Target Audience.

What is a Target Audience?

A Target Audience is the group of people that will most likely buy your products or use your services. Target Audiences are vastly different for different people and services.

Why is a Target Audience Important?

If you are offering a business or service for example, a Target Audience will be the crucial step in success. It is important to know who you are talking to so you can create the ads, posts or pictures to attract them. If you create “content” like those for everyone, you might still succeed in a few people getting interested but for the most part it will take a long time if at all to attract people to actually buy your products or use your services.

How to Develop Your Target Audience?

This is a complex step in the process of your business and requires research for developing a really great Target Audience. Here are a few first questions to ask in developing your Target Audience:

Thinking about YOUR product and service write down the answers and be as specific as possible to help narrow down YOUR Target Audience:

What age is your ideal client?

Where are they located?

What is their gender?

What is some of their personality traits?

What is their family lifestyle like?

What kind of job they have? or Do they even have a job?

What is their income like?

What are the needs of this person?

What are some of their pain points?

What are their challenges?

When you have answered these questions look back and make sure it is as SPECIFIC as possible.

A really great tool you can use is to create an “Avatar”. You can draw an outline of a person and inside the outline write very specific words describing the ideal tribe (or your “Target Audience”). Each time you sit down to create content, look at the Avatar and make sure your words and photos are speaking and attracting to the Target Audience.

Pro Tip* You can then start to research that Target Audience and adjust your words, phrases, and photos into what you are seeing your Target Audience use and like as well.

 

Essential Oils, Natural Living

DIY Soothing Spot Roll-On

It is Summer again and while it is my FAVORITE season of all, I forget about those pesky little annoyances that the season brings with it!

We have many holidays and gathering coming up so I wanted to share with you what I recently made to help us in time of need when we forget to grab our bug spray on the way out!

I have been handing these out like candy lately and they are super simple. I know us busy moms are on the go and we are lucky to remember the kids shoes at times but I always have this one rolling around in the bottom of my purse for anytime annoyances strike!

This is a super easy recipe and doesn’t take much at all to make.

If you aren’t already using Young Living oils go right here to see why I chose them over all the rest and why I would never use anything else and if you are ready to get your first healthy lifestyle starter box of essential oils go right here to sign up and let me get you plugged into our group with tons of support and guidance to make your transition easy!

Forgot your Outdoor Spray and now you’re paying for it? Use this Soothe the Spot roll-on and your smile will come right back

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DIY Soothing Spot Roll-On

5 drops Lavender

2 drops Lemon

5 drops *Purification

3 drops *Peppermint

*Leave the Purification and Peppermint out of it when using on children 2 and under.

Combine all the oils in a 10 ml roller bottle like these here and fill the rest with Young Living’s V6 oil or your favorite carrier oil like almond oil or if you don’t know which carrier oil you like you can try a sampler like this

Apply this soothing stick to any areas you need and you can apply them as often as you need, just be careful when using citrus oils since it can make your skin more sensitive in direct sun.

Pro Tip- Use label sheets to quickly write down what the roller is and wrap it around the bottle to make using and finding the right oil blend easier.

With any purchases made here I will get a small compensation so please order through my links. My opinions are 100% my own and I only post on things I use myself.

 

 

 

 

Encouragement, Uncategorized

The First Celebration Saturday

MondayMotivation (13)I know I am a bit late but we had a bit of a rough start to the day earlier. I am thinking about doing some daily things on my other social channels and I would love some comments to see if you would like some on my blog as well! 
I just signed up to a really great daily bible verse subscription that has scriptures everyday and so far it has been amazing to remind myself daily on how I need to submerse myself not only on one day but all week in the Lord’s word.
Gratefulness. This word keeps popping up in a lot of my personal development whether it is part of my religion, a podcast, books, whatever it might be this word comes up more than any others. I feel like there is a certain mindset you must have to have a grateful heart and upon accepting the challenge to consistently pursue a grateful heart, many blessings over flow.
Romans 15:13 was the verse that was sent yesterday and in a good time of need as well.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
With that it was an image of a cup a life and when the cup of life overflows either in a good way of many blessings or a bad way of trails what pours out of the cup is hope! I love this vision that you have the choice to overflow with hope no matter what the situation is. You can overflow with hope to anyone who is around you, isn’t that amazing?
So I wanted to overflow with hope today in celebrating the week with a Celebration Saturday!
 
I have had my fair share of ups and downs this week but here is what really stood out to me that was worth celebrating:
 

🙌I got another entire week with my family!

Another week down in the countdown to F.R.E.E.D.O.M. summer!
 
.🏠I got a lot packed up in the house.
 
🛠️Our house inspection went great and the sellers are going to fix all but one of the repairs needed (which is only a cosmetic fix anyway so we are happy about that)
 
📓I got to spend time with my 2nd grader for his Poetry Slam on Friday!
 
😭I cried a lot because we are having to say goodbye to the best teacher we could have ever asked for who has loved on him and really truly believed in him this year and got him loving school.
👏On the same kind of note, he got accepted to the gifted program and I am really hoping the new school has an accelerated program like this one!
 
💩My dog only pee’d in the house TWICE this week and poo’d only ONCE!!! Isn’t that fantastic?!?!?
I hope my Celebration Saturday filled you with hope and encouragement to look at the bright-side and to have a grateful heart for your week too!
Go ahead and let me know what YOUR Saturday Celebrations are down below!!!