Mom Gets The Night Off with Papa John’s – Worry Free Dinner with Better Ingredients

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Papa John’s and Tapinfluence. Many years ago, when we were searching for homeopathic ways to help our daughter’s ADHD, I stumbled across something called the Feingold Diet. (I’ve talked about this before). At the time, I’d thought we were doing pretty okay in the food […]

Natural, Non-Toxic Bug Spray with Young Living Essential Oils

Spring is here, and that means the bugs return. I’m doing my best to take all the precautions I can to create an all-natural bug spray to prevent their invasion into my home, especially since my Champion of Bug Killing Extraordinaire is currently deployed and half way around the world. We live in North Carolina […]

5 Tips for Weight Loss After Baby {& Giveaway} #DeltaLabs

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC. I know some women are concerned about weight loss after pregnancy, especially considering breastfeeding. What about supply? What will happen to the baby’s milk? What can I do, or can’t I do? Child birth is a traumatic event for our bodies, much more traumatic than our body changes during […]

Updated Liquid Calm Recipe with Young Living Oils

While on a brand trip a couple weeks ago, my friend Christine was gushing about an oil combination she uses regularly to help keep her calm and relieve her occasional anxiousness. I use essential oils for that myself, having my own concoction of oils and other products to aid in keeping me calm, but I […]

Six Pounds Lost on Diet Changes Alone. OMG!

Before I mention the changes I’ve been up to, I’d like to discuss more about where I’ve been and how I got here in the first place. As you know, I’ve been battling much of 2013 with my weight and plateauing. In the beginning-to-middle of October, I was about 10-15lbs from “goal” weight. I had […]

Seven.

She wanted princesses and sprinkles. She was adamant about that. And so, with sparkly confetti, princess-colored pink and purple decorations and crepe paper, I went to work, using her many Princess toys to form her centerpieces. We kept her upstairs until the big “reveal” at dinner – her favorite – barbecue chicken. We had a […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Nine} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Why I Use Young Living Essential Oils

Not everyone will understand my story or my experiences. Not everyone experienced a pregnancy with her husband deployed, a daughter with attention issues. Not everyone will be able to relate to the debilitating things burdening my body. Not everyone will understand my “whys” for seeking out a more natural way to live, for both my family […]

Weight Loss Progress?

I started a new workout regimen to get back into the swing of things since the holidays, and it’s KICKING MY ARSE. I tried to put the giant bottle of peanut butter on the table earlier, after serving a spoonful to my son, and I almost couldn’t do it. I couldn’t lift and extend my arm […]

How to Grocery Shop at Whole Foods Market on a Budget

I was issued a grocery challenge – grocery shop at Whole Foods Market on a budget, by shopping for my family of nine for under $250. I don’t back down to challenges, ever, and I love puzzle-piecing things together to work in our favor. I love seeing how far I can stretch a dollar and make […]