Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Simple Health Swaps - simple steps to getting healthier!

Looking to take control of your health? Lose weight? Gain muscle? Have more energy?

Feeling overwhelmed & don't know where to start?

Join us weekly & learn how making some simple health swaps can help you take control of your health & feel amazing!

We are a group of moms who have a passion to teach other moms how to live healthier for life. We will be sharing recipes, daily tips, & motivation on our exclusive Private Facebook Group – plus weekly webinars with some amazing guest speakers!

Not sure if this is for you?

Learn from other moms (just like you) who have faced weight issues, eating disorders, health challenges & more in a private and supportive group setting – for FREE!

My friend Erin will be sharing honestly & from the heart about her struggles with food & losing weight. Doesn't she look fantastic? She went from having no energy & being a "couch potato" mom to an active mom who can now keep up with her 3 kids.

Whether you need to lose a lot of weight, need to 'tone up' your body or desire to learn to make healthier food choices - we can help!

Don't miss out!

This webinar is held every week, on Wednesday evenings, from May 22, 2013 to July 24, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. (central time).

Register now!

Click here to register for the weekly webinars.

See you then!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Also, please send me an email when you register, so I can add you to our private Simple Health Swaps Facebook page!

P.S. Feel free to invite your friends or anyone who wants to get healthy!

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Shaklee FREE shipping!

Special is ON & runs through midnight, Sunday (May 19th) night!  Join as a member & receive free shipping on any order, any size!

Here is some more information:

I am giving you FREE SHIPPING when you join my Shaklee Member Team, called Project Health, with any order - this weekend ONLY! (May 18th or 19th) No order is too big or too small to get the free shipping! Including, GOLDS!

The reason I’m writing to you specifically is because I think you want to:

*be as healthy as you can
*connect with other like-minded people
*get discounts, savings, and specials

Here is a list of what you get when you join Project Health (our online Shaklee Member Community):

*join our online community of like minded people (over 600 in our community)
*get discounts (save 15% on all products and 25% on some)
*get a free product
*ask unlimited health questions
*communicate with other members for stories & advice
*get shipping specials
*get the latest specials, news & health facts
*24/7 access to community
*your own secure ordering website with loads of health information just for you
*100% money back guarantee on all products - no questions asked

You can say, “If I were to guess the top 4 questions or objections you will have about joining as a member, they would be these:

*How much is it to renew each year?
*Is there a minimum each month or year?
*What is your return policy?
*By joining as a member, does that make me a distributor?"

So here’s how I would clear those up for you:

*There is no renewal fee. It's a lifetime membership & one time fee of $19.95.
*There are no minimums EVER! You can order once a year or monthly. It's up to you!
*We offer 100% money back guarantee for all products.
*You are not a distributor & will not receive bonuses. If you want to get paid for sharing Shaklee, you need to click here & partner with me!

I want you to be completely without risk, so here’s my guarantee. If for any reason a Shaklee Product is not satisfactory, return it for exchange or full refund.

If our products are not the best they can be — & the best you can buy — what else matters? So if you don't experience the desired results from a Shaklee nutritional, personal care, or household product, you may return the unused portion for a 100% refund.

In addition to a money-back guarantee, we offer:

*100% guarantee that the ingredients listed on the label are in the product
*100% guarantee of quality-controlled product formulations that ensure product safety, purity, reliability, and product performance
*100% guarantee that we use the finest quality ingredients available

Experience the Shaklee Difference for yourself. You deserve it!

It’s really easy to get started. You just go to my Shaklee website & click the 'Become a Member' down at the bottom.

It is a one-time fee of $19.95. Your member fee is waived with the purchase of Vitalizer. (I love this and take it daily.)

Once you decide to get started here’s what’s going to happen.... You will get a 15% discount on your order & you will receive a welcome email from me with all the details about joining our private online community.

You need to do this right now, because I am offering you a free product within your first 30 days of joining when you complete our Learn & Earn Members Program AND you will receive FREE SHIPPING!!!!

Here’s a list of people who have already joined us and exactly what happened for them:

"We LOVE the cleaning products! I haven't had an asthma attack since switching in November 2011!!" Connie

"Basic H & nice to clean without my nose getting all stuffed up, sore throats and terrible headaches behind my eyes like I would get with Mr. Clean and other harsh cleaners." Casey

"I love that I don't get headaches anymore from cleaning, I've been using them for years now and will never switch! And my toddler drank the Basic H2 and was just fine, whew! I LOVE the peace of mind. And the protein shakes are amazing, love love love them, they make meal planning very simple The vitamins give me lots of energy and keep me healthy, no big sicknesses for us this year! I could go on and on and on..." Michelle

"Shaklee 180 Turnaround changed my life! It it's by far the best weight loss program out there! down 35 lbs in 15 weeks! I feel great!" Christi

"My husband and I are losing weight! I thought I never would be able to say that! Definitely life changing!" Linda

I am giving you FREE SHIPPING when you join my Shaklee Member team, called Project Health, with any order - this weekend ONLY! (May 18th or 19th) No order is too big or too small to get the free shipping! You will see the shipping fee come off your order AFTER your order is placed & you'll see it on your email confirmation, also.

Join today & I will see you in the forum! Be sure to pass this information along to all family & friends, in case they want to take advantage of this offer, too! Remember, it's this Saturday (starts at midnight tonight) & Sunday only!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Electrasol and/or Finish Dishwasher detergent RESIDUE!

Hello there! Happy mid-week! I thought I'd hop on here real quick & show you a drinking glass I discovered yesterday in my cabinet.

These photos have been altered in NO WAY. This right here is the REAL DEAL. I have a set of 20 or so of these glasses & the majority are now washed clean with/in Shaklee. Obviously, this one hasn't been used since I switched (thank God I switched!!) & I was just appalled when I saw it. YUCK. Who wants to drink that? That, my friends, is what Electrasol/Finish is leaving in your cups & on your dishes. There is absolutely no question that this residue is from Electrasol/Finish, because that is the only dishwasher detergent I used for 10 years. (I used to love it & thought it was the best! Haha!) I have never used...Cascade...? I don't even know the names of other brands. I have never used anything else. Look how thick that nasty residue is! Isn't that a pretty glass to pull out when guests come to visit?!

I snapped the photo & then quickly washed it clean with Shaklee's dish soap. I did it so quick, I didn't even use hot water, just cold. And it came this clean! Residue-free. Layer after layer of chemicals gone. I am SO thankful my family, my children especially, well heck, my husband & myself, too, are no longer eating & drinking that leftover residue with our foods & drinks.

It's so clean & clear, you can visually see the lights reflecting in the middle & down the sides. Yes, please!

For Shaklee's Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate - click here!

For Shaklee's Dish Wash Concentrate (dish soap) - click here!

To see all of Shaklee's Get Clean kits - click here! (I started with a $40 kit & LOVED it! ONE YEAR LATER, I'm still using most of the products!)

All of Shaklee's products are concentrated & last forever! LOVE!

Oh & if you want to see what I do & who I do it with - click here! This is our amazing Shaklee team! Love these girls! (This isn't everyone. We have over 100 distributors on our team alone!)

We are preparing for a garage sale on Saturday, so off I go! Selling things I've never considered selling before. We have too much stuff & we don't need it all! We are spoiled! Live simple! :)

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

My cute, little refurbished table!

Truth: I'm not really a DIY'er. Not when it comes to painting & refurbishing furniture pieces. But I'm ready to begin decorating our home, & it has to be on a (pretty much nonexistent) budget. So painting it is. I have so many pieces I want to do, but I've been afraid to do it, because I have no clue what I'm doing. But it's now or never & I won't learn unless I try. I figure if everyone else can do it, I can, too! Positive thinking! I'm starting with a little table that I bought at Goodwill a few years ago. I bought it to go in our small bathroom, but it didn't really work like I had hoped. Since then, it's been unproductively sitting beside our couch, collecting dust. Time to put it to use!

I decided to move it into the front living room, which is where I mostly have beige, brown & aqua. Because the table was inexpensive, & it's ok if I mess it up, I decided to go bold & spray paint it with 'Maui Blue'! I took a little aqua candle holder to try to match the color. I'm efficient like that. Ha!

I took it outside & did a little light sanding, to remove some slight surface scratches. I wanted a fine sandpaper, but we didn't have any, so I found this semi-fine sanding block. Worked fine (I crack myself up). I lightly sanded the top & some of the sides, wherever it needed a little touch up.

I bought a white spray primer, but decided not to use it, since the table is so small. (Now that it's done, I think I wouldn't have needed as many coats if I had used it. That darn "hindsight's 20/20" thing.)

Here's the first coat. I went quick & light, to avoid overspraying & drips. Times 50.

And here is it, completed! Tada! Actually, it had to be done, because I ran out of paint. Now that it's inside drying, if I happen to notice I missed any areas, I'll buy another can & finish those.

Whoa! That sucker is bright! A little too bright for my liking. :) We are rooming our girls together in the near future & I'm going to put it in their room. It will be perfect!

For my first piece, not too shabby! It's actually pretty darn cute!

Hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day! :)

(Psst - if you are going to paint, I suggest not using a sheet, like I did! It was horrible, sticking & moving! Next time I will use cardboard.)

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

End of school & beginning of recital days.

I hate when busyness consumes life! I don't like being rushed, I don't like having (sometimes, multiple) commitments every single day - it sends me into a tailspin & I start to stress. And I certainly don't like that! I enjoy stress-free. I want to keep my glorious, young, wrinkle-free face & skin (ahem) looking it's best. Stress doesn't fit in that equation!

Last year, after our dance year had already begun, Merc's dance teachers suggested we bump her up a class because she dances so well. So we did, which is awesome! But that means she hasn't had as many classes as her classmates have & she's younger than they are. She does a great job with her steps & keeping up, but she has slightly struggled, because she hasn't had the opportunity to practice the routines as much & the dances are just a tad more sophisticated than her age-appropriate class. Yesterday was her first dance performance & I was just a little apprehensive!

This year she dances ballet, tap & jazz. Yesterday's performance was solely tap, so I worked with her on some of her steps. So much fun, since I'm a dancer at heart (I was a drill team girl & loved it!!). I have to say - Mercedes danced the best I've seen all year. I was so proud of her! She truly loves dancing & that just thrills me. I hope she continues to dance throughout her childhood & well into her teen years. And beyond!

I tried to get some photos afterwards, but for whatever reason, she wasn't having it. She was so grumpy! Usually she's my happy, posing dancer, but not yesterday. Maybe she was a little stressed from her first performance, I don't know. So I snapped a few & we went on our way. Her recital is in four weeks & I cannot wait! Merc dances at a very popular, very large studio (433 students this year!) & the recitals are simply amazing! They are very professionally done & the huge auditorium is always packed with family & friends. It is such a beautiful, exciting experience for all the dancers & so much fun! Memories they will treasure forever.

That aside, we have end of the school year. It just wipes me out every year (physically & financially). Bentley had a his first french horn competition, before judges, last weekend (he won the highest metal!) & has another one on Tuesday morning, & then an afternoon at the water park. Friday night he had his first 'spring fling', for kids only. We loaded up he & his friend & dropped them off & they had ball. His activities & schedule are getting busier the older he gets (he's 12 now). He just signed up for a few AP classes next year. We had decided he would attend private school next year & he was totally on board. Until recently, when he decided he does not want to change schools. I couldn't believe it. He loves band so much, he has made so many friends, he just doesn't want to leave. Reluctantly, I agreed he could stay. I want to be sure I always listen & validate my children's feelings, so for now, no private school. Granted, it will save us a ton of money, but I just wanted more for him. Nonetheless, we'll give public middle school a go. I never want him to be unhappy, so I'm sure it will be fine. Even though our district is huge, we are fortunate we haven't had many issues. We are in a great district. His book fair is this week, his field day is quickly approaching, his science fair/experiment is approaching, his '6th grade send off' is approaching, his end of the year concert is approaching - ack! He has band practice starting @ 7:15 a.m. on some days & practice after school on other days. So much all at one time! It almost takes a balancing act to juggle it all.

My two elementary kids had their spring fling last weekend, but we never participate (this year was the first year my oldest has ever attended). I just don't allow those types of things, because in my opinion, the school has my children long enough. When school is not in session, it's our time. But the school still wants money, they still want donations for the auction (in my son's class alone, they auctioned off a TWO HUNDRED dollar basket! I was appalled) & they want baked goods (which comes with restrictions/rules/guidelines) for the cake walk. My daughter had a costume performance a few weeks ago, their field day is tomorrow (for both of them) & now it's teacher appreciation week, so they want money/gifts/food, etc. x 3 teachers. My daughter has a huge project due this week, we still have dance weekly, homework, groceries, cleaning, blah, blah. And my work! My Shaklee has been pushed aside during all this & I hate that! So thankful I have a job that allows me to be home with my kids & work my own hours.

In the meantime, I had my oldest's adoption update that is due. This is our only birthmother that if she had to do it all over again, would not have placed her son for adoption. I love her dearly, & I stress so much over this update. I want it to be everything she is hoping for because I don't ever want her to be disappointed. Thankfully, it's done! I just have to stick it in the mail.

Whew! It's all just so crazy & I'm so ready for summer break! I have many blog posts lined up, so many projects I'm ready to dig in to & decorating to begin! Decorating on a budget, of course! I love cleaning, I love decorating - I'm ready! Cleaning & decorating are stress relievers for me, so I need them in abundance. :)