Encouragement, Uncategorized

Growth Mindset is Everything

“Growth Mindset is EVERYTHING!

What is growth mindset? Before we get to Growth mindset we first have to answer what mindset means.

By definition Mindset is

1.an attitude, disposition, or mood.
2.an intention or inclination.
So when you think about Growth Mindset, it is the attitude, disposition, or mood focused towards GROWTH. Growing ourselves, wealth, happiness, whatever you choose to focus on can be yours. Now our minds are powerful tools. They can do AMAZING and POWERFUL things or we can simply let them go to waste. It is our choice and our mindset becomes an enormous part of our journey.

I started my journey a little over a year ago on changing who I had become. My mentality with the world was revolved around anger, for no apparent reason and I was unhappy with most of my decisions I had made in life. From then a little personal development journey sprouted and I HAD to make a change I WAS MISERABLE!

 

This month my challenge I have accepted in my personal development is the Strangest Secret challenge which I TOTALLY recommend! I can totally get you the link if you want to take a listen for yourself!

 

Today I took away I think the most important lesson, (even though there are so many greats in that little audio) WE ARE WHAT WE THINK.

 

What does this mean really? Yes, you have heard “We are what we eat” before but I had never heard “We are what we think” before. I hadn’t really thought about this concept until this challenge. So I have been mindfully taking control of what I am thinking. I am honestly ashamed of how much I do waste time in my thoughts or maybe thinking negatively. Maybe some of you recognize some of those that I will share with you today.

“Why am I even bothering to do this no one else will care if I do or not.”

“I am putting in so much effort on this and nothing will ever happen with it.”

“I am wasting my time talking about this there so many other things I could be doing.”

Or how about even thinking negatively about others?

 

I am on a mission to take back my thoughts.

I declare that I will succeed because I am THINKING about it.

 

I love the way the Strangest Secret describes our mind. He simply puts it as a fertile piece of land and it will produce whatever you plant. So are you planting positive or negative seeds? Every little thought produces abundance. Are you going to get negativity in abundance or positivity today?

 

I challenge you to take back your mind and let nothing interfere with your success today. There is nothing in our way except ourselves.

Uncategorized

God’s Purpose

I am totally thinking about this today and it sums up my mood today in God guiding everything we do. He gets the glory and we cannot fail because he will not let you miss yout purpose!

Blyss your heart

I am just going to take a minute to say Thank You. I am practicing gratefulness and beginning each morning with prayer about what I am thankful for to get in the habit. So it just makes sense to me to give a little gratitude here! For this blog is the source of most of the things I am grateful for! For the past week now I have been praying for God to send me those people who are interested in a healthier lifestyle, who will be open to hearing what I have to say and teach, and more than my daily bread but more not for me but for me to bless others with. I went from having 4 hundred something friends last week to 1127 today with more friend requests in my box than I can keep up with. I really want to connect to each and every…

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Recipes, Uncategorized

Easy and Quick Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

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This is the easiest chicken and mushrooms recipe that I have made up since we have started our Keto diet back up. It kinda fell apart a little after my birthday celebration but today was our Day 1 again! I actually have felt my body struggling to wake up and have energy without the diet. I hope my body returns to normal soon and if you haven’t started the Ketogenic diet I recommend trying it and checking out Keto- WHAT!?!?!

This healthy chicken and mushroom recipe also includes the “Everything but the bagel seasoning” found at Trader Joes that has become increasingly popular! It is good on so many things and this is defintely becoming a staple seasoning for us!

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 Easy and Quick Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe:

 1 lb Chicken Breast               

 2 cups mushrooms                

 Oregano Vitality Essential Oil                 

 4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar                

 3 TBSP Olive Oil                          

 1 TSP Everything but Bagel Seasoning      

Preheat olive oil in large skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook with lid on for about 18-20 min. flipping half way through. Next, add in mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, and everything but the bagel seasoning. Insert a clean toothpick into the Oregano Vitality Oil and swirl into chicken and mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center.

I have included a recipe card so it is easier to print out! Let me know if you like that option again in the future!!

Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

What are some things you have created with your keto-diet?

      

                                                 

Essential Oils, Natural Living

My Top 10 Must-Have Vitality Essential Oils

10 Must Have Vitality Essential Oils

We are having an amazing party tonight and trying lots of yummy recipes so I have been looking into the Vitality Line and I’ll get to add some recipes from tonight later on but first, let’s dig in and learn a little bit about Young Living’s Vitality essential oil line!

Each of the 27 Vitality essential oils has a regular counterpart. For example, Young Living sells Lemon essential oil and Lemon Vitality essential oil. Each Vitality essential oil is the exact same oil as it’s regular counterpart. The only difference is that each Vitality essential oil includes a label with instructions for internal consumption (dietary/supplement use), while it’s regular counterpart includes a label with topical/aromatic instructions. For 20 years, Young Living had all three uses (topical, aromatic, and dietary) listed on several bottles of their essential oil. Young Living separated the uses on different bottles to satisfy the marketing requirements of the FDA.

If you are wanting to know more about how you should get started just go to this page right here but if you already know you want it, just go straight on over to this page right here and it will notify me to send you all your goodies and get you plugged into our amazing groups too!

There are 4 Different Categories in the Vitality Line: Herb, Citrus, Spice, and Supplement

Here are my Top 10 Vitality Oils (not in any particular order)
5583Basil VitalityBasil Vitality oil (Ocimum basilicum) has a sweet, warm scent and flavor. This herb is found in a variety of dishes and is popular in both Asian and European cooking. With Basil Vitality™ essential oil, it’s easy to add this well-loved seasoning to whatever you like. Using an essential oil, you’ll get a brighter flavor than dried herbs without the hassle of fresh herbs.

Young Living’s Basil Vitality essential oil pairs well with savory foods,  but you can also add its sweet, slightly peppery flavor to any meal. Try Basil Vitality oil with sauces, breads, soups, chicken, or seafood. Or try a sweet concoction like basil-strawberry lemonade. If you want a lighter basil flavor in your dish, dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl it in your preparations.

5590Lavender Vitality-The herb has a sweet, slightly floral flavor that pairs well with both rich and light foods. Although more popular with sweeter recipes, Lavender Vitality oil’s benefits extend to savory dishes as well. In fact, lavender is sometimes included in the famous Herbes de Provence along with spices such as marjoram, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Put a new spin on a classic meal and pair it with chicken, lamb, or even potatoes.

 

5594Oregano Vitality

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Vitality™ is more than just a seasoning—it may also support a healthy lifestyle when taken as a dietary supplement.* Oregano Vitality essential oil is a key ingredient in ImmuPower™ essential oil blend.

Oregano Vitality essential oil is an easy way to flavor savory dishes. Its distinctive, pungent taste makes it an indispensable addition to Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines, though it can be used in a variety of cuisines and recipes. Add sparingly to various dishes for extra flavoring like italian dishes!

 

5633Nutmeg Vitality-Nutmeg comes from an evergreen tree indigenous to Indonesia. Steam distilled from the fruit and seeds of the tree, Nutmeg Vitality™ essential oil has a sweet and distinctly spicy taste, making it both a powerful and versatile essential oil.

Nutmeg Vitality™ is particularly good for enhancing the flavor of winter produce such as acorn squash, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin.

Along with flavoring your favorite recipes, Nutmeg Vitality oil has many health benefits, including cognitive function support, immune support, and powerful antioxidants.*

  • Put 1 drop of Nutmeg Vitality and 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex into a capsule and take it to support cognitive function.*
  • Place 1–2 drops into a smoothie or green drink to support a healthy immune system.*
  • Add Nutmeg Vitality to your favorite holiday baked goods.
  • Use it in savory dishes to subtly enhance and round out the flavor.

5628  Peppermint Vitality- This oil has a bright, cool flavor, with benefits that include gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support, in addition to its great taste.* Peppermint Vitality oil can support healthy gut function and digestive efficiency.* Because of its great taste, it’s easy to add this versatile oil to your tea or experiment with it in your baking.

  • Add to your daily dietary supplements as overall support for healthy digestive system comfort.* Simply add 1–2 drops in a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed.
  • Include a drop in a tall glass of cool water for a refreshing start to your morning.
  • Blend with your pre-workout drink for an energizing start or wind down after your workout with a mint-infused chocolate or vanilla protein shake.
  • Use in baking and in a wide variety of desserts.

 

5585Cinnamon Bark Vitality- Not only is Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil used for its unique and     spicy notes in recipes, but it’s also a great dietary supplement included in Thieves and Inner Defense!

  • Taking Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil as a dietary supplement can support healthy digestion and help maintain a healthy immune system.*
    • Turn your NingXia Red® shot into a “Hot Shot” by adding a drop or two of Cinnamon Bark Vitality.
    • Substitute Cinnamon Bark Vitality in any recipe that calls for ground cinnamon


          Grapefruit Vitality , Lemon Vitality, and Orange Vitality are all Citrus Oils.

Citrus oils can add a bright, dynamic flavor to many dishes. Its versatility in sweet and savory recipes is what makes this fruit a popular item in kitchens around the world.

 

Use citrus oils to add flavor to savory foods like fish and chicken or sweet foods like pastries and cakes.

 

Citrus oils have a bright taste you’ll want to keep on hand for almost anything you whip up. Instead of zesting or juicing, use Lemon, Tangerine or Orange Vitality for a convenient way to use this great flavor. Start small with a single drop of oil.

 

  • Add to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh drink to start your day.
  • Blend a drop into your pancake batter
  • Create your own salad dressing with citrus oils!
  • Add to tea, baked goods, homemade preserves, and other treats.
  • Combine with savory foods such as chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetables and with sides such as noodles, rice, or pasta salad.

 

5631Thieves Vitality

With Thieves® Vitality™ you’ll have a quick and easy way to balance your busy life and your wellness. With Young Living’s Thieves Vitality essential oil you can support overall wellness and a healthy immune system* with just a few drops.

Thieves Vitality combines Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils to create one of our most popular products. These ingredients synergistically combine to offer one of the key benefits of Thieves Vitality oil: overall wellness and support of a healthy immune system. Additionally, Eucalyptus Radiata Vitality may also help support a healthy respiratory system when taken internally*.

  • Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed as a dietary supplement.
  • Put a drop or a swirl of Thieves Vitality essential oil in your morning juice, tea, or coffee. The spicy, sweet flavor will also give your morning beverage a flavor boost.
  • Add a drop to oatmeal, granola, or other cereal to elevate your breakfast.
  • Take a shot of NingXia Red® with a drop of Thieves Vitality for a quick, spicy boost to your daily NingXia Red shot.

Now if you don’t already have your starter kit, you get to get started with these great oils right away. Your kit will include 5 Vitality Essential Oils and 5 of the “Regular” Essential Oils. It comes with samples of some other great things to try AND the best part, a DIFFUSER!!! The kit is worth over $300 and you get it for $160!! They just UPGRADED to the Desert Mist diffuser as well which is really pretty too! You can go learn more about the kit here or you can get started right NOW!!

I do receive compensation when you order the kits through my links. You will also get my training and my team to help support you on your oily journey as well as some free goodies for joining (up to $25 in value)

Encouragement, Uncategorized

How to make BIG life decisions?

So, I unfortunately have not been able to get on here in a while. I am in the middle of some BIG life decision changes and we have been busy running around figuring out what we are going to do.

I have the choice to stay home with my children this summer, which I am so entirely grateful for! We are moving, prompting me to leave my job which is going to allow this break along with the income from the blog and my essential oil business.

We are also contemplating having another baby. AND we have until the end of May (school’s out) to decide where we will live, and in fact me being off the summer continuing to grow the blog and business is the wisest choice for us.

Yes. I know! BIG life changing decisions! So while we are going through a little bit of a quarter life crisis, I am really trying to figure out what I want in my life, moving around things that I want changed and completely removing those things I don’t want.

How do you decide on your life’s biggest decisions?

We have the main plan but so many things are left undecided. I have a few things I am doing and need all the help I can get to decide the rest. Here’s how we have came to the conclusions to move back home, let me stay home for (at least) the summer, AND try to have another little one!

Praying HARD – constantly, in my mind, out loud, and I have even cried and screamed out loud because I had NO IDEA where the Lord is leading me and wondering if I am making the right choices

(trying my best to…) LET GO!- I know there is a plan and He has had my entire life planned out and it has never been me to decide anything. So I am in my best control-self ways LETTING GO!

Financially Deciding– With me quitting my job to do this, some things are going to have to be let go so we are able to have a better future in the end.

Communication– Lots and lots of talking to my husband out loud about plans and decisions. We have been talking about our fears, worries, AND our excitement about our new future! I have also been getting a lot of advice from friends and family, but you can guess what a mix bag that is.

Pro and Con lists– So I am a list type of a person as you might see. So before any big decisions I write out a pro and con list for each decision and make a logical and informed decision from there.

I have included my free How to Make Big Life Decisions Pro-Con List Printable for you to use for any of your big upcoming decisions too!!!

So help a girl out and give me any tips you have on how you make YOUR BIG LIFE decisions!!!

If any of this helps you make your big decisions, I would absolutely LOVE to hear about it!!!!

 

Encouragement, Essential Oils

My REAL Story

This is quite possibly the hardest thing I will ever write. It brings up alot of emotions and things I have not thought about in a while. I just want to let everyone know where I came from, to see how far I have come and why I believe every word of what I am writing through my blog and why I am so passionate about helping others find serenity and their purpose.

We will go all the way back to elementary school so you can get the whole story, so ever since I was in elementary school, I remembered getting migraines. A lot of those were probably due to stress. I had test anxiety, social anxiety, and I was always very active and hyper which led to me getting into trouble a lot. My mom and dad decided it was best to homeschool and took me out of public school for middle school grades. In those years, I became really depressed and started doing bad things to my body like trying to lose weight by throwing up or starving, I was a cutter and I actually tried to kill myself once. The doctors told me and my parents that God had something better planned for me since I was still alive because they didn’t know why I should be. That should have been a turning point but sadly it wasn’t.

I was brought to a mental hospital for a month and got prescribed a few things for depression and anxiety which were suppose to help my migraines too. I also had to see a psychiatrist for a long time after that and I was labelled with many disorders and problems. I returned to 9th grade in public school which they thought might help with my emotional problems and I was ready for that. I was always a very social person and loved friendships so I loved the idea! Upon returning to public school, I got into a lot of trouble with overusing prescription pills and was turned in to the principal and arrested. I went to rehab for a few weeks and we dealt with a lot of family stress and issues while I was in there.

After getting out of rehab, I went to alternative school where I met some great friends. Somewhere in those years, my parents divorced and I was suppressing those feelings as well. I spent a lot of time with one friend in particular from the alternative school and we actually went trick or treating together (This was at 15 years old). That year was the year that I met my now husband and quite possibly saved me. A lot of things had to line up for us to reconnect and I now see it was a TOTAL GOD thing!

He was the best person I had ever met. He respected me and brought me back to church. He did not approve of all my drinking and other bad habits and eventually told me that it was all the crazy stuff or him. I am so glad God had his hand in there because I know on my own, I would have made a wrong choice. It wasn’t easy from there on either, I was still on medications and labeling myself with problems and using those to excuse the ways I behaved as well.

With our relationship over the years we have had trials, break ups, unfaithfulness, yelling matches, slammed doors, walking away, but we always found our way back to each other (again TOTAL GOD thing!) We tried for our first baby when we were engaged and got pregnant on the first time (we actually started to think someone was infertile because there had been no “oops” anytime before) When we found out, we had to scoot up the wedding a bit. While I was pregnant I decided to wean off all medications since I didn’t want my baby to be exposed to anything like that.

While I was pregnant I was great for the most part, it was a pretty easy pregnancy. After I had Tyler, I battled post partum depression and stayed at home most of the time. I gained a lot during the pregnancy and had no eagerness to get out of bed and definitely not to a gym. I finally returned to an antidepressant to get me out of the slump which helped enormously. I had taken them until we decided to have another baby and that was when we had an early miscarriage in 2011. That was really hard on me and I fell into depression yet again. I know it’s exhausting to even write out all the times I have been depressed and the emotions I have battled with but I promise there is a light at the end of the story 🙂

Months later we decided to try again and I was petrified I was going to lose the baby again and was nervous the entire time I was pregnant. On Mothers day of 2012 we got into a wreck and again PETRIFIED something was wrong with the baby but another TOTAL GOD thing and he kept us safe. In August 2012 we had Samuel. I was so excited but again I felt the depression coming on again and went back to the doctor to start the medicine to get me off to a good start with my new baby. I also couldn’t take many medications since I breast fed both. For 4 years after I had been up and down and started to have panic attacks which felt like I was going to either pass out or die which increased the anxiety. My doctor told me to look into what I was eating and getting healthier.

So I started to get my body back in shape and look into healthy eating for my growing family. I moved to Birmingham in 2016 and took a job that I thought was going to launch my career and end my panic attacks and stress but ended up not being what I thought it would be. I was really stressed out and working crazy times and long hours to make sure the business ran smoothly. It was a lot of pressure and my home life suffered as well as my relationships with my boys. I never had time to see them and when I did I was so exhausted I just wanted to lay down on the couch and binge watch episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, or find old episodes of the OC! So I did that for a year and I just had a realization that I didn’t want to live like that and I was so angry with everyone I couldn’t stand myself.

I changed jobs which helped my emotional situations but it wasn’t enough. I would still just get angry or depressed for no reason. I was tired and ill at everyone and was still smoking at this time trying to ease this dissatisfaction with life in general. I started looking into getting healthier options for my mood and emotions and through that I started being on Pinterest. Now in the meantime, my mom has used these snake oil stuff for years and have left several behind for me to use and try and I wasn’t having it! I thought she was crazy talking about how oils can help support sleep and if I rub a dab Peace and Calming on my kids it would support them. I thought she was losing it!

So among the Pinterest posts I was bing-ing on, it said if you rub Purification on the inside of your shoes that oil would help to freshen and eliminate odors. I have always had stinky feet so I figured why not?!?! She had left some of that behind and so I tried it on my shoes and abracadabra the smell was gone. Now I was still skeptical but after it lasted a few days of me wearing the shoes, i started thinking what else have been missing out on? If this little thing could take the smell away from my life-long issue with stinky feet then what else could these little oils do right?

I then went to lemon and started putting 2 drops in my water everyday and started loving to drink water again! Did you know lemon vitality oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene which is AHHHMAZING (just google it). I was also working out and starting to notice alot of people were using PanAway after exercise applied to neck and back anytime for a soothing and stimulating aromatic
experience. I was interested in getting more and realized the best deal was the kit since it included what I wanted to try and the others, i ordered the kit, started diffusing the oils and the very first night I put lavender and peace and calming in and was amazed at the results. I snatched up the Stress Away and started it right away. I have some oils I have been using for my unpleaseant tension and emotional support too.

With turning my life around and gaining more knowledge and changing my attitude, its been 4 months since I have had any panic attacks. I am truly grateful for the support I have been led to. I am so excited to see what opportunities come next as I learn how to utilize more from nature. I am so happy from this income as well. I have seen friends grow to change their stars and make a greater life for their family but their children’s family as well. I am talking about life-changing growth and opportunities to give back in ways I have never even dreamed of.

I am in the beginning now but I know this is completely possible and achievable. I am so excited for the opportunities and friendships I have already been exposed to just by surrendering to the possibilities and knowing looking back I will be able to say that this was a TOTAL GOD thing too!! I want you to experience this freedom with me too and realize that you do not have to live your life suffering!

If you want to watch my video I recently posted to just hop on over to my channel here

Essential Oils, Natural Living, Recipes

NingXia Red

I thought this was CRAZY at first! I had no idea what NingXia Red was and my first review I would have said it tasted weird to me. I then saw how you can add oils to it to make it have different tastes. So I tried it again and added a vitality essential oil and it was better. THEN, I went to a Christmas party hosted by Myra over at https://www.myblessedlife.net AND, I was in LOVE. I tasted some spicy versions, sweet versions, and it was all so good! Chris, my hubby, did not like the Cinnamon added because it got on his lip and burned them for about 5 minutes. EEGH! So be careful with the hot oils but it gave me a good laugh the whole time he was putting his mouth in his water, we later found some oil and rubbed it and finally relieved it. ❤ What a fun experience!!!!! I literally cannot get enough so my NingXia Red review is absolutely amazing now! I am preaching it to everyone for lots of reasons!

I’ll answer 4 things today, So what exactly is it? What are some NingXia Red benefits? Why do you want it? and… Where do you get NingXia Red?

It is delicious and I absolutely crave it now. My oldest loves it too but the others aren’t as big of fans but they will drink it too! If you are at all curious, go do a 30 day challenge and see how you feel at the end!

*UPDATE* My youngest just ran up to me and told me he wants a cup full of NingXia Red. I told him I will give him a little and he literally danced around the kitchen! He’s officially an addict now too! 🙂

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What are some of the NingXia Red Ingredients? NingXia Red is from Wolfberries and made from NingXia, China. They blend it with 100% essential oils and test throughout the entire journey for any chemicals or contaminants. (read up on it at seedtoseal.com) Then they puree the wolfberry superfruit. (fun fact: They also known as goji berries like the ones found in India but wolfberries are found in China) They capture the most packed nutrients from the juice and the puree! It is also added with a blend of cherry, blueberry, pomegranate, plum, aronia, plus grapeseed extract. We all know those fruits have TONS of vitamins, minerals to support whole body health!

Then they take it another step and add in 4 essential oils into the drink! They add Orange, Lemon, Tangerine and Yuzu. They will help support a healthy digestion! These 4 essential oils also contain d-limonene which you can learn more about by just GOOGLE-ling it! Go ahead…. Ill pause while you do that!

RIGHT!!?!?!?! I KNOWW!?!?!??!?! ISN’T IT AMAZING FOR YOU!?!?!?!?!

 

NingXia-Red.pngThis super drink helps support whole body wellness, energy levels, eye health, helps fight against oxidative stress, and support normal cellular function!

So you need it! You gotta have it!! and Where can you get it?

So there are lots of ways to get your NingXia Red. You actually get 2 sample packets with your first Premium Starter Kit. So if you have been thinking about trying it but loving essential oils, that’s a good taste tester. If you want to go ahead and do that you can sign up right here —> Essential Oils Kit —> But I urge you to keep going 😉

But we all know that you have to EXPERIENCE something for longer than 2 days for results, have you been on a diet for 2 days and noticed a significant change?!?! I don’t think so. Have you went walking for 2 days and noticed you gained calf muscles?!?!? Nope didn’t think so either. So I want to give you a 30 day challenge! 30 days drinking    1-2oz of NingXia Red each day and note how you feel each day. I was a skeptic and of course turned believer because it works!

And if you don’t like drinking the same thing everyday, which I can relate because I had to switch my coffee creamer every week or it would get old until I stopped using creamer (go here to my bulletproof coffee) You can actually change the tastes of it by adding different oils. There’s sweet, spicy, hot, savory. So NOM NOM NOM.

Here is some of the AMAZING NingXia Red SHOT RECIPES!!! The first time my husband heard that there would be NingXia Red Shots at the Christmas party, I had to explain that there was not alcohol in these shots, it was overall wellness shots!!!

NingXia Red Shot Recipes

And I also had to try the NingXia Nitro which is a powerful little boost of energy that literally REPLACED MY COFFEE, until I ran out, so I have immediately placed a quick order so it should be in soon!! I cannot wait and a bunch of friends who loved it too and have ordered it because of the ease that you can just have a few in your purse for errands, mid-day slumps or those days that your kids couldn’t sleep so you couldn’t either but you still gotta get your booty off to work. Yup. Those Days. And it’s even great for Mondays!!!

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HOW TO BEST GET NINGXIA RED:

The most cost efficient way to get NingXia Red is to 1st: Get the Premium NingXia Red Starter Kit here then sign up for NingXia Red Essential Rewards! It’s a monthly box that you get to customize and switch up at ANY time! You get 10% back the 1st 3 months, months 4-24 you earn 20% back and after that you 25% back!!! Who else pays you to shop?  and earn more back the longer you stay on essential rewards! And there’s an essential rewards kit that is ONLY available to the essential rewards members that includes 2 bottles and 30 packets which is THE.MOST.VALUABLE.WAY.TO.GET.YOUR.NINGXIA. mmmm

Now I am off to enjoy mine because tonight was the beginning of my NEW BOTTLE!! Yum! Go get yours today! If you are needing a bit more info then you go to the BRAND NEW site of its own here –>NINGXIARED.COM

I do receive compensation when you order the NingXia or Starter Kits through my links. You will also get my training and my team to help support you on your oily journey as well as some free goodies for joining (up to $25 in value)

Family Fun Activities

McWane Science Center Birmingham, AL

A few years ago, when my oldest was about 1 years old I worked at a daycare. I was the school-age kids after school teacher. Parts of the job were awful like the noise, and having to extend all your patience to come home to your own screaming toddler (who was at the daycare as well so that didn’t help) but parts of it like the field trips were AMAZING because it opened my eyes to so much family activity in Alabama that I didnt realize were here! This introduced me to the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, AL and we are now members because we love it so much and YOU WILL TOO!!

If you are looking for fun things to do in Birmingham Alabama and learning resources you must see the McWane Center!!

The McWane Science Center has 4 FLOORS of FUN!
(This is not in order by floors or anything just highlighting what my boys love going to the best!)

They have special areas for younger children including the brand new Itty Bitty Magic City where toddlers and babies can play. Both of mine can go in since Samuel is still in Kindergarten but after this summer he won’t be allowed. It has all kinds of imaginative play like a grocery store, veterinarian clinic, firetrucks and so much more! This is also where the water area is. The water area is pretty cool in itself just make sure you bring a shirt for your little ones!

They also have a really cool “touch tank”. “The Shark & Ray Touch Tank features Bamboo Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, Cownose Rays and Southern Raysin”-McWane Center It an underwater sea level that even conducts presentations on smaller animals that you get to touch that are not in the “touch tank” like we just got to touch the “horseshoe crab and learned that their feet on the bottom look like spider legs! YUCK!! …but my boys loved it!

There is a dinosaurs on one level and a really neat office space that holds fossils, little containers of the life cycles of animals (like a frog, roach, and grasshopper) which is really awesome to see. I loved this little area but I have to coax the kids to stick around.

Why do we get the membership? First, I thought we had seen it once, so why would we go again? I was so wrong. We first got the membership because it was only slightly more than 1 visit for us and it is for an entire year! I thought on those really hot summer days or when it got super cold outside and we didn’t have anything to do, we could just go there instead. I am so excited I was thinking that way because they change ALOT! They have special times during the year where they add attractions and different events that go on there too! Plus you get discounts on birthday parties, free parking, and discounts on the food and IMAX tickets, so that’s a win-win-win-win! This has literally become one of our monthly family leisure go-to’s! Because now that we have the membership, it is the cheapest thing we get to do because it’s free!!

**Calling all Train LOVERS**

At Christmas they have a train exhibit which is worth a special visit. They have i-spy’s on the exhibits of the miniature train scenes which are so beautiful and extravagant that is must have been the life’s work of these contributors. And with the membership you get free train rides which my little guy can ride the entire time we were there if we let him!

The McWane Center is a must for any family adventurer that visits or lives in Birmingham, Alabama! It’s so much family fun packed inside a building! Myself and my husband always has a blast when we go.

Every exhibit they have is a chance to learn something new while you are having so much fun and I think my boys and EVEN ME learn best that way right?!?! The last time we went, Tyler was even called up to be a volunteer with a “combustion” experiment where they heated balloons with different gases in them and made them explode!

We love our McWane Center and we hope you do too! If you go here you can plan your visit.

We recommend:

  1. Wearing your comfortable shoes
  2. Bringing a stroller if you need it for a toddler it is a good bit of walking(they have stroller parking in the Itty Bitty City)
  3. Wearing a backpack for your valuables  
  4. Bringing a water bottle (They only have a few water fountains and the food court is  on the first level only)
  5. Take LOTS of pictures!!!!! 
  6. Going to the site and planning your trip!! You don’t want to miss any corners of fun!

 

I did not receive any compensation including free admission on this post. The opinions here are 100% my own.

 

Essential Oils, Natural Living

Weight Management to Support Your Healthy Lifestyle

Are you searching for a way to help you kick off your weight management support? Maybe you just want to shed a few pounds, get toned, or a complete lifestyle change? My journey didn’t start this year, it’s been pretty much an ongoing up and down battle for years now but last year was my WORST year and my breaking point. I am introducing a new weight loss support system that I am so excited about. We have so many products available and you can go check out my website for more products but I’ll only be talking about what I ordered! My beautiful friend did an event at the start of January that got me intrigued and seeing her journey has inspired me to give it a go!

I have a few printables you can download at the end to help get your routine set up and define your motivation. These are crucial steps to keep going on your weight loss journey even on the hardest days!

Weight Loss Management Printables

So let’s get into what I got excited about and a little info for your weight management support!

First Up We will talk about Slique CitraSlim™Weight Management Slique CitraSlim

Slique CitraSlim™ is a vegan product formulated with naturally derived ingredients to promote healthy weight management when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

It includes a proprietary citrus extract blend, which some studies suggest may help support the body in burning excess. This polyphenolic mixture of flavonoids offers powerful antioxidants that are touted for their health benefits. Eating things really high in polyphenols actually shrinks body tissues and reduces fat mass! It also increases lean body mass and reduces oxidative stress within the body. It helps break down triglycerides, and it may help the release of free fatty acids, which assist in the breakdown of fat.

Slique CitraSlim features a two-capsule formulation in a convenient dual-serving daily sachet:

  • The once-daily liquid capsule delivers pomegranate seed oil, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils. This blend is high in citral, which is a constituent that may increase metabolic activity.
  • Three power-packed powder capsules contain a proprietary citrus extract blend, cinnamon powder, bitter orange extract, feungreek seed, ocotea leaf extract, a customized blend of enzymes and four essential oils: Ocotea, Cassia, Spearmint, and Fennel. #IMREADYTOORDER

Next up is Slique Essence!

Weight Management Slique Essence

Slique Essence combines grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea with stevia extract in a unique blend that supports healthy weight management support. These ingredients work together to help control hunger.

The pleasant citrus combination of grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon essential oils adds a flavorful and uplifting element to any day with the added support of spearmint that may help with digestion.

Ocotea essential oil adds an irresistible, cinnamon-like aroma to help control hunger, while stevia adds an all-natural sweetener that provides a sugar-free, pleasant taste with no added calories.

Be sure to shake vigorously before use!! Add 2-4 drops to 4-6 oz. of your favorite beverage, tea, or water. When adding to water, be sure to avoid plastic containers. If you don’t have a glass water bottle you can grab one here You can just as you need it throughout the day!

I love shakes, I always like quick breakfast because I am not a morning person! I don’t want to get up early and make breakfast ALONG WITH getting a shower, getting the kids off to school, getting their breakfast, getting the dog fed and outside, off to school, drop offs, and traveling in yucky traffic to get to work on time. #GIMMEIT!

Weight Management Slique Shake

Slique® Shake is a complete meal replacement shake that provides quick, satisfying, and delicious nutrition. Formulated with Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend, this shake may support healthy weight management support when combined with regular exercise and a sensible diet. In a convenient single-serving packet, it’s easy to slip into a purse or pocket for healthy eating on the go.

Slique Shake’s berry flavor 🍒 is great on its own or mixed with almond milk or fruit, and its vegan formula contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or GMO ingredients. Instead, Slique Shake is naturally sweetened with Stevia, organic coconut palm sugar, wolfberries, and strawberries. The formula also includes pea protein, quinoa, wolfberry, pumpkin seed protein, and alfalfa grass juice, making it not only a tasty protein shake but an excellent source of dietary fiber as well. Slique Shake also includes a fruit and vegetable blend that provides essential vitamins and minerals that many meal replacement options don’t offer. It is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free…considered a raw food. 220 calories when added to 1 cup of almond milk.

Did you know, just by drinking a shake for breakfast instead of your normal breakfast foods saves on average about 1000 calories? #GOGRABYOURSHERE

Talk about Grab and Go, the slique bars are a perfect midday snack fix when you are too busy and forget lunch and need to go grab the kids before after school care closes haha!

 

Slique Bars are safe, innovative weight-management support tools that utilize a dual-target approach to help manage satiety. They are loaded with exotic baru nuts and wholesome almonds that promote satiation when combined with protein and fiber. The bars also contain clinical amounts of Slendesta®, an all-natural ingredient derived from potato skin extract that when ingested triggers the release of cholecystokinin in the body, increasing the duration of feelings of fullness.*

Slique Bars deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants through the addition of pure cinnamon, vanilla, and orange essential oils; a dried-fruit blend featuring goldenberries and wolfberries; and D. Gary Young’s exclusive dehydrated cacao nibs. Their dual- targeted satiety approach and medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and science creates the perfect stimulant-free, nutritious snack to help you feel fuller longer.

For an oldie but a goodie for me which has been a staple ON THE DAILY! The next is NingXia Nitro! This is an absolutely MUST in my purse for energy and my goals of weight management! #AINTNOBODYGOTTIMEFORNAPS

Weight Management NingXia Nitro

 

And absolutely no #HEALTHCARE routine can be without my favorite NingXia Red!!!!! I get the reward kit each month with this one because my whole family drinks 2oz. daily and if everyone is sick around us then we drink more!

Weight Management NingXia Red

NingXia Red is one of Young Living’s most popular wellness supplements because it DELIVERS results! It’s a nutrient-rich drink infused with antioxidant-providing superfruits {wolfberry, aronia, blueberry, cherry, pomegranate, and plum} and powerful essential oils {Orange, Yuzu, Lemon and Tangerine}. NingXia Red contains vital nutrients that may be missing or low in many modern diets and that could be the key to experiencing abundant weight management and energy. 

NingXia Red can help support normal cellular function, and help maintain healthy, happy blood sugar levels. It is fantastic to keep that immune system functioning at it’s BEST ever! (Just ask anyone who has run out of it. KEEP that BABY ON HAND!)

This drink is energizing, fortifying and revitalizing! Members report everything from increased energy levels and decreased sugar cravings! Whoopee! That right there is going to give you a Slique New You for the New Year!

It also supports normal eye health. It has so many different way to try it. A few of my favorite is adding Zyng (another addition to your health routine) Lime oil 🙂 yummy and Red Shot, which is a very rare oil blend that is specifically made for NingXia and tastes amazing!

If you’re not a Young Living member and you would like to get started on Slique, the BEST way is to order your starter kit so you get the 24% off membership for LIFE!! Then just click on Essential Rewards to get your slique added! 

Don’t wait around. You are worth investing in for a new YOU in the new year! There are also other kits besides oils to get started with, like our new makeup line!

I can share with you a few of my personal friends that went through the Slique in 60- challenge this year! They have achieved some astonishing weight management results! (names have requested to be confidential):

CG says: I lost 25 pounds and around 40” overall!

RR says: 25 lbs and 42” lost in the 1st phase!

SH says: I went from size 12 to size 2 in 3 months!

I do receive compensation when you order the kits through my links. You will also get my training and my team to help support you on your oily journey as well as some free goodies for joining (up to $25 in value)

 

As promised, your free printables to support your weight management are right here: Weekly Fitness Tracker  Find Your Why

 

Essential Oils, Natural Living, Uncategorized

My Weight Management Support

Are you searching for a way to help you kick off your weight loss goals for this year? Maybe you just want to shed a few pounds, get toned, or a complete lifestyle change? My journey didn’t start this year, it’s been pretty much an ongoing up and down battle for years now but last year was my WORST year and my breaking point. So if you have seen the other posts I have done, or if not that’s okay because I am introducing a new weight loss support system that I am so excited about. We have so many products available and you can go check out my website for more products but I’ll only be talking about what I ordered! My beautiful friend did an event at the start of January that got me intrigued and seeing her journey has inspired me to give it a go! I’ll be posting my journey results as the contest goes through April! The first goes until February so another sign up will be March 1st so it’s not too late to enter the contest to win. Once you read the post go here to read all the rules to WIN! (Go to View All Products/Healthy & Fit/ Slique)

So let’s get into what I got excited about and a little info for you!

First Up We will talk about Slique CitraSlim™26167213_10155286780003087_5679464474794322892_n

Slique CitraSlim™ is a vegan product formulated with naturally derived ingredients to promote healthy weight management when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

It includes a proprietary citrus extract blend, which some studies suggest may help support the body in burning excess. This polyphenolic mixture of flavonoids offers powerful antioxidants that are touted for their health benefits. Eating things really high in polyphenols actually shrinks body tissues and reduces fat mass! It also increases lean body mass and reduces oxidative stress within the body. It helps break down triglycerides, and it may help the release of free fatty acids, which assist in the breakdown of fat.

Slique CitraSlim features a two-capsule formulation in a convenient dual-serving daily sachet:

  • The once-daily liquid capsule delivers pomegranate seed oil, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils. This blend is high in citral, which is a constituent that may increase metabolic activity.
  • Three power-packed powder capsules contain a proprietary citrus extract blend, cinnamon powder, bitter orange extract, feungreek seed, ocotea leaf extract, a customized blend of enzymes and four essential oils: Ocotea, Cassia, Spearmint, and Fennel. #LETSDOIT

Next up is Slique Essence!

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Slique Essence combines grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea with stevia extract in a unique blend that supports healthy weight management goals. These ingredients work together to help control hunger.

The pleasant citrus combination of grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon essential oils adds a flavorful and uplifting element to any day with the added support of spearmint that may help with digestion.

Ocotea essential oil adds an irresistible, cinnamon-like aroma to help control hunger, while stevia adds an all-natural sweetener that provides a sugar-free, pleasant taste with no added calories.

Be sure to shake vigorously before use!! Add 2-4 drops to 4-6 oz. of your favorite beverage, tea, or water. When adding to water, be sure to avoid plastic containers. If you don’t have a glass water bottle you can grab one here You can just as you need it throughout the day!

I love shakes, I always like quick breakfast because I am not a morning person! I don’t want to get up early and make breakfast ALONG WITH getting a shower, getting the kids off to school, getting their breakfast, getting the dog fed and outside, off to school, drop offs, and traveling in yucky traffic to get to work on time. #AMIRIGHT

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Slique® Shake is a complete meal replacement shake that provides quick, satisfying, and delicious nutrition. Formulated with Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend, this shake may support healthy weight management when combined with regular exercise and a sensible diet. In a convenient single-serving packet, it’s easy to slip into a purse or pocket for healthy eating on the go.

Slique Shake’s berry flavor 🍒 is great on its own or mixed with almond milk or fruit, and its vegan formula contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or GMO ingredients. Instead, Slique Shake is naturally sweetened with Stevia, organic coconut palm sugar, wolfberries, and strawberries. The formula also includes pea protein, quinoa, wolfberry, pumpkin seed protein, and alfalfa grass juice, making it not only a tasty protein shake but an excellent source of dietary fiber as well. Slique Shake also includes a fruit and vegetable blend that provides essential vitamins and minerals that many meal replacement options don’t offer. It is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free…considered a raw food. 220 calories when added to 1 cup of almond milk.

Did you know, just by drinking a shake for breakfast instead of your normal breakfast foods saves on average about 1000 calories? #YESPLEASE

Talk about Grab and Go, the slique bars are a perfect midday snack fix when you are too busy and forget lunch and need to go grab the kids before after school care closes haha!

 

Slique Bars are safe, innovative weight-management tools that utilize a dual-target approach to help manage satiety.

Slique Bars are loaded with exotic baru nuts and wholesome almonds that promote satiation when combined with protein and fiber.

Slique Bars also contain clinical amounts of Slendesta®, an all-natural ingredient derived from potato skin extract that when ingested triggers the release of cholecystokinin in the body, increasing the duration of feelings of fullness.*

Slique Bars deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants through the addition of pure cinnamon, vanilla, and orange essential oils; a dried-fruit blend featuring goldenberries and wolfberries; and D. Gary Young’s exclusive dehydrated cacao nibs.

Slique Bars’ dual- targeted satiety approach and medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and science creates the perfect stimulant-free, nutritious snack to help you feel fuller longer.

This one I was really not looking forward to I have to admit, but when it came in it was the first thing I tried because I heard “it wasn’t like normal gum” So what do I mean by that? #AINTYOMAMASGUM

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Instead of the synthetic gum base that most chewing gums are made from, Slique Gum is made from frankincense resin!! How great is that?! You’re actually chewing on frankincense!

So before you pop your first piece just keep that in mind – this is more of a resin than a gum in terms of texture. It was a little surprising to me at first but it’s grown on me!

Ancient travelers throughout the Middle East used raw frankincense resin for its nutritional content and ability to help control hunger. So naturally it makes the perfect addition to a weight management routine with its ability to help control food cravings and improve oral health.

For an oldie but a goodie for me which has been a staple ON THE DAILY! The next is NingXia Nitro! This is an absolutely MUST in my purse for energy and my goals of weight management! #AINTNOBODYGOTTIMEFORNAPS

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And absolutely no #HEALTHCARE routine can be without my favorite NingXia Red!!!!! I get the reward kit each month with this one because my whole family drinks 2oz. daily and if everyone is sick around us then we drink more!

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NingXia Red is one of Young Living’s most popular wellness supplements because it DELIVERS results! It’s a nutrient-rich drink infused with antioxidant-providing superfruits {wolfberry, aronia, blueberry, cherry, pomegranate, and plum} and powerful essential oils {Orange, Yuzu, Lemon and Tangerine}. NingXia Red contains vital nutrients that may be missing or low in many modern diets and that could be the key to experiencing abundant wellness and energy. 

NingXia Red can help support normal cellular function, and help maintain healthy, happy blood sugar levels. It is fantastic to keep that immune system functioning at it’s BEST ever! (Just ask anyone who has run out of it. KEEP that BABY ON HAND!)

This drink is energizing, fortifying and revitalizing! Members report everything from increased energy levels and decreased sugar cravings! Whoopee! That right there is going to give you a Slique New You for the New Year!

It also supports normal eye health. It has so many different way to try it. A few of my favorite is adding Zyng (another addition to your health routine) Lime oil 🙂 yummy and Red Shot, which is a very rare oil blend that is specifically made for NingXia and tastes amazing!

Here’s a little incentive for you to join the challenge too! Being your best self is motivation enough but let’s face it, we all need a little boost. That is why Young Living is offering these amazing prizes to 12 winners with the largest transformation (total inches and pounds lost) in their category. #INCENTIVE

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There is so much good stuff to be won! Check out the details here

 

So…You ask where can you get the goods right?!?!?

If you’re not a Young Living member and you would love to get started with Slique, this is for YOU!!
From now until the end of the Slique in 60 contest on April 30, 2018, you can join Young Living with a Slique Premium Starter Kit!

This LIMITED TIME premium starter kit will include Ningxia Nitro {amazing!!!} instead of Slique Tea for orders purchased in December and January, and is a great way to get started TODAY with Young Living! And you will become a wholesale member when joining this way to get 24% off Retail prices For Life..No kidding! #NEWMEMBERSTARTERKITPLUS24%OFFLIFETIME

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Don’t wait around. You are worth investing in for a new YOU in the new year!

If you join before the end of January 2018, you also qualify for these awesome freebies –

#NEWYEARNEWYOUANDFREEBIES

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There are also four other kits to set YOU up for success! No need to create your own, that work is done is done for you! You won’t have to guess where to start or what to take it’s all laid out there for you!

AND… EVERY one of these kits qualifies you for the Slique in 60 challenge!

The ultimate collection for healthy weight management and optimal nutritional support, Slique Complete is the best way to meet your weight-loss goals when combined with a healthy diet and increased exercise! This pack combines the benefits of the Slique Shake meal replacement with the fat-burning benefits of Slique CitraSlim. #SLIQUECOMPLETE

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Slique Complete includes:
• (2) Slique Shake (30-Day Supply)
• (2) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)
• (2) Slique CitraSlim (30-Day Supply)
• (5) Slique Gum, 8 ct
• (1) Slique Essence
• (4) Slique Bars, 6 pk

Price: $342
PV: 300
Item #: 20026

Put your weight-management goals on the fast track with Slique Advanced! Including the fat-burning benefits of Slique CitraSlim, this kit will help you experience increased energy throughout your weight-loss journey. #SLIQUEADVANCED

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Slique Advanced includes:
• (1) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)
• (1) Slique CitraSlim (15-Day Supply)
• (1) Slique Shake (15-Day Supply)
• (3) Slique Gum, 8 ct.
• (1) Slique Essence
• (2) Slique Bars, 6 pk.

Price: $179.50
PV: 155
Item #: 20028

For a little help slimming into the new you, Slique Assist includes the Slique Maintain collection, plus delicious Slique Tea and Slique Gum. #SLIQUEASSIST

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Slique Assist includes:
• (1) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)
• (3) Slique Gum, 8 ct.
• (1) 15-ml Slique Essence
• (1) Slique CitraSlim (15-Day Supply)

Price: $102.75
PV: 102.75
Item #: 20027

With a simple, effective approach, Slique Maintain partners two of the most popular Slique products, Slique CitraSlim and Slique Essence, to help you maintain a healthy body weight and support dietary habits. #SLIQUEMAINTAIN

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Slique Maintain includes:
• (1) Slique CitraSlim (15-Day Supply)
• (1) 15-ml Slique Essence

Price: $64
PV: 64
Item #: 20053

I cannot wait to see the final results of the challenges but I can share with you a few of my personal friends have gotten so far (names have requested to be confidential):

CG says: I lost 25 pounds and around 40” overall!

RR says: 25 lbs and 42” lost in the 1st phase!

SH says: I went from size 12 to size 2 in 3 months!

I do receive compensation when you order the kits through my links. You will also get my training and my team to help support you on your oily journey as well as some free goodies for joining (up to $25 in value)