Birthday Giveaway Day 5: In A Pikle

Do you ever find yourself in a pikle? Need a safety pin, hair tie, nail file, etc? Well this AMAZING and SUPER CUTE bag has it all!

The “In A Pikle” bag is the perfect companion for the busy person on-the-go. It’s unique patented design is fashionable and functional! PURCHASE with the Starter Pak of essential convenience items or fill it with the things you use most. With over 13 colors and styles, there is sure to be one to match your style.
The “In A Pikle” bag with Starter Pak comes with over 20 convenience items. Everything fits in 4 double-sided, clear, interior pouches. The pouches can be removed for cleaning or for a different cover. Fill it with your favorite gum, lozenges, or cough drops. Don’t forget to add your essential medicine or antacid. There is plenty of room in the “In A Pikle” bag to always have the things you need!
Starter Pak includes:
1 hand sanitizer pen
1 spot remover pen
3 individually wrapped antibacterial wipes
1 credit card size mirror and floss combo
1 pair of tweezers
1 pair of fingernail clippers
2 emery boards
1 travel size sewing kit
1 retractable mini scissors
1 24″ tailor tape
3 hair bands
5 rubber bands
5 bobby pins
5 safety pins
5 paper clips
1 phillips mini screw driver
1 straight mini screw driver
1 mini pen
1 “In A Pikle” sticky notebook
10 adhesive bandages
1 package travel tissues
1 pill box
Order refills quickly and easily and don’t forget to check our new convenience items including: pocket knife, sunscreen, lip balm, comb, eye glass repair kits, and more!

Today you can win your very own!

Here are the newest colors & patterns that just came out YESTERDAY!!

new spring colors


My friend Laura got one for her daughter to use for her Rainbow Loom, and it’s a HIT!


I personally use mine in my gym bag, if I forget something running from work to the gym or back it’s in there! I also used mine for my RunDisney Tinkerbell Half Marathon, and RunDisney Princess Half Marathon. Both times I was ONE safety-pin short for my race bib!

Enter below to win! You can also host an online party and get your own if you don’t win. Remember to share with your friends!

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Birthday Giveaway Day 4: Beachbody Day!


Happy Friday! The countdown is almost over, tomorrow is the big day! In honor of that I am going to do two Giveaways today, but they are going to be in different post!

Birthday Giveaways

First giveaway of the day is going to be from Beachbody. You know that I LOVE their DVD’s and Shakeology! I am on the wait list for the 21Day Fix (should have ordered it Day One), and am on the edge of my seat waiting for Chalene Johnson’s new workout Piyo (going to order on Day One). Currently I am on the fence about getting The Ultimate Reset, it’s $50 off which is a TON and the results are AMAZING!

The Giveaway today is going to be for ActiVit Multivitamins (a 4 month supply!) along with 2 sample packets of Vanilla Shakeology & a sample packet of Chocolate Shakeology! It’s a value of over $130!

Enjoy a healthy “ActiVit” lifestyle!
Taking a high-quality multivitamin like ActiVit® every day is simply the best way to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs to excel and get the most out of your fitness routine. Formulated with safe and natural herbal ingredients, ActiVit will help you feel great on the inside and look great on the outside!
Enhance your physical and mental wellness*
Increase bone strength*
Stimulate your immune system*
Slow the effects of aging with a powerful antioxidant*
Regulate calcium and blood sugar levels*
ActiVit Multivitamin Formula
We designed the ActiVit Metabolism Formula to be a 100%-natural, safe, and effective multivitamin, packed with 20 essential nutrients—and then we added extra ingredients to enhance your results from regular fitness training.
This unique formulation was designed to give you maximum energy for an active lifestyle, but ActiVit Metabolism Formula is great to take even if you aren’t exercising as much as you’d like. The key is to take ActiVit every day.

Aside from the daily essential vitamins you need, we chose the ingredients because they have been shown to positively affect your metabolism and energy levels while burning off fat.*

Click here for ingredients and nutrition information.

Warning: This product should be used as a dietary supplement only. Those with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to using this or any other dietary supplement.

As with any supplement, herb, or medication, do not use any Beachbody supplement, food product, or meal replacement product while pregnant or provide to a child without consulting a physician. Use products only after consulting your physician about your specific health needs. Keep out of reach of children.

WARNING: Consult with a healthcare professional if pregnant, breast feeding, providing to a child, or if you have any other unique or special needs. Keep out of reach of children.

This is a picture of the WHOLE box, you will be getting 3 sample packets.

Shakeology. The Healthiest Meal of the Day.

Why you need Shakeology now*

Shakeology can help you:*

Lose weight
Reduce cravings
Increase energy and stamina
Promote healthy digestion and regularity
Tastes delicious, too.

How Shakeology works*

Ingredients derived from whole-food sources deliver the daily vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to curb cravings, allowing it to shed stored fat.
More than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Fiber, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes help your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently and promote better absorption of nutrients.*
What’s in Shakeology*

Protein and essential amino acids help build muscles and reduce food cravings.
Prebiotics and digestive enzymes aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption.
Antioxidants and phytonutrients help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases.
A daily dose of vitamins and minerals provides your body what it needs to function for optimal health.
Choose how to purchase Shakeology

The Shakeology Convenience Pack contains 24 single-serving packets you can take anywhere.
Choose the 30-day supply in a bag to keep in your kitchen.
TWO GIFTS when you sign up for Home Direct, the monthly autoship program

Get Super Discount shipping (and SAVE OVER $12) every month†
Online access to 2 FREE workouts
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
If you don’t start to see and feel the benefits of Shakeology within the first month of using it, or if you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, just return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, less s&h—guaranteed. That’s our promise to you.


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Birthday Giveaway Week: Day 3! Thrive

Good Morning,

It’s chilly here in VA this morning, but looking forward to a nice warm afternoon. For breakfast I am going to have some Thrive Steel Cut Oats and Thrive Strawberries! I can’t wait, what are you having for breakfast?

Now what is Thrive Life?

Thrive Life is a company that specializes in food storage and storage rotation. Helping families prepare for whatever tomorrow may bring, allowing them to feel confident if disaster strikes and educating people on how to become self-reliant.
Thrive Foods
Thrive Life is known for providing unsurpassed quality in all of its products, and their line of food storage is no different. THRIVE Food Storage is a premium name you can trust. Every THRIVE product has been carefully selected based on taste and quality, and we are confident that you will look forward to using THRIVE in your everyday meal planning and emergency food storage. THRIVE features a variety of freeze-dried and dehydrated food options that are perfect for long-term storage.

Freeze-dried products have up to 25 year shelf life if unopened
Dehydrated products have up to 30 year shelf life if unopened
Shelf life varies per can/product (see individual cans for optimum shelf life suggestions)
All items are suitable for vegetarian diets
Wheat can be easily milled into flour, and non-milled kernels can be cooked to make a variety of recipes
Easy re-hydration instructions, useful tips, and recipes on each can

Best Quality
Thrive Life has searched the globe for only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Their foods and have been personally selected based on the strictest of standards. From the farm to your home, they personally oversee the entire THRIVE development process so you can have peace of mind knowing you are receiving the finest food storage products available.
Best Taste
Because THRIVE was developed for everyday menu planning, they have made it their mission to ensure the foods you’re eating taste great! Unlike other food storage products that get hidden away and never used, our products have been tested time and time again to verify their freshness and great taste. With THRIVE foods, great taste is the standard – not the exception.
Best Value
With a low per serving cost, THRIVE foods are a great way to save money while guaranteeing your family receives the food variety and nutrition they deserve.
Easy Preparation
Easy-to-make recipes are included on every can of THRIVE so you’ll never be left wondering how to use the food storage you buy. Your family can enjoy the best taste and nutrition possible, all of our recipes have been developed specifically for THRIVE products.
Easy Organization
Colour coded cans keep your food conveniently organized while ensuring your diet contains the proper amount of balance and variety. When used in conjunction with our Food Rotation Systems, THRIVE foods are continually rotated, guaranteeing your family receives the freshest food possible.

Today’s giveaway comes from my friend Tiffany who does Thrive,  it’s a bag of Strawberries!

Tiffany was wonderful to give me a recipe that they could be used in, just to give you an idea.

French Vanilla Crepes With White Chocolate Strawberry Mousse

1 1⁄2 c thrive instant milk, prepared
3 T thrive whole egg powder, reconstituted
2 T vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 c thrive white flour
5 T thrive white sugar, divided
1⁄2 t thrive iodized salt
5 T melted butter
1 1⁄2 c thrive freeze dried strawberries, plus rehydrating liquid (water, juice, etc.)
1 3⁄4 c heavy whipping cream
6 oz white chocolate, chopped

*In a large bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the flour, 2 T sugar, salt, and melted butter until well-blended.
*Heat a sauté or crepe pan over medium heat until hot. Coat with vegetable oil or cooking spray.
*Pour about 1/4 c of batter into the pan and tip to spread the batter to the edges. When bubbles form on the top and the edges are dry, flip over, and cook until lightly-browned on the other side and edges are golden. Repeat with remaining batter.
*To make mousse, reconstitute freeze dried strawberries for 5-7 minutes in enough hot liquid to cover. Strain mixture into a small bowl. Sweeten by adding remaining sugar, then stir until sugar dissolves. Process in a blender or food processor until sauce runs smooth. Makes 1 c of sauce.
*In a heavy saucepan on low heat, warm 1/4 c heavy cream with white chocolate, stirring constantly until chocolate melts. Let mixture cool until it is lukewarm. Stir in 2 T of strawberry sauce, then transfer to a large bowl.
*In a medium bowl, whip remaining cream into soft peaks. Fold into melted chocolate mixture, one-third at a time, until no streaks remain.
*Layer mousse into crepes, and serve with the sauce.

She also uses them in her Champagne! How smart!

What are your top 3 Thrive Life products that you are interested in learning more about? Leave your comment below!


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Birthday Giveaway week: Day TWO doTERRA Essential Oils Spring/Summer Healthy Kickoff

Day two! I have to ask, what did you think of day one’s giveaway? I mean who doesn’t want to protect themselves and look stylish while doing it?!?

Birthday Giveaways

Now on to Day Two giveaway:

doTERRA Essential Oils!

As you know I am a HUGE believer in these products and joined the company last September. Since then my team has grown to over 140 people and more join everyday. Why do I use doTERRA it’s simple, it’s a natural way to heal your body. I 100% believe in them, working with sick children day in and day out I am surrounded by tons of germs, but nothing has gotten me more than a 24 hour bed. While my co-workers will be out for days, I fight it off without using chemicals and feel amazing.

I have done a couple different doTERRA essential oils giveaways on here before, so this one I wanted to make special. I made my own little intro into Spring/Summer Healthy kick off kit, it includes:

OnGuard Toothpaste

OnGuard Laundry Detergent

OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate

The new Triease Allergy Pills

This mean no more of this happening in our house!!

making a allergy pill

making a allergy pill

doTERRA Terra Shield all natural bug repellant

and lastly

doTERRA Slim & Sassy new soft gel pills! I got myself a bottle of these too!

This all totals to over $100 in FREE products! Here is how to enter:

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Birthday Giveaway 2014 Day One!

Good MONDAY morning! Hope that you all had an AMAZING weekend! I worked so my co-worker could get her birthday off, and I get mine off. It was a very sweet trade! Birthday Giveaways Now time for the Day One giveaway! It’s from Stacy at Damsel In Defense. I met Stacy a couple of months ago while working a doTERRA event. I had never heard of this company before and fell in LOVE with its products. Today’s giveaway is going to be a Pepper Spray, because truly we all should be carrying one, but why shouldn’t it be fun! I am giving away one in Zebra print, black and white goes with everything.  

My TOP wish list item is Junk in the Truck. I have been looking for an emergency kit for my car for a while now, and this one just jumped out at me!! Buy me, BUY ME!


It will be running from April 7th – April 13th. Here is what you need to do to enter this giveaway:

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April Goals 2014

If you have been following me on my Health Coaching Facebook , you may have seen that Jrod has picked his HUGE goal for the next TEN YEARS!

I know what you must be thinking, retirement?, new career?, what!?

He has decided that he will run 50 MARATHONS in all 50 STATES, over the next ten years, with the last one being on his 50th birthday. I have to say that is a very lofty goal, but I know he is up for the challenge. Now the kicker, he has decided that I will be running along with him! I thankfully talked him out of me running a marathon, and that instead I will be doing 50 half marathons while he does his adventure.

So far he has N.C. and V.A. done, we are going to be knocking out I think 4 more this year too. I have C.A. and F.L. done, so we are tied in number but not in the same state. Our next one will be happening next month in Delaware, never been to that state so I am excited!

Now on to April Goals, which are really focused on my business. We are working towards starting a family soon and the over all goal is to be able to keep working part-time. I also just got a job as a Health Coach for a local gym that I will be starting mid April.


April Monthly Goals:

101 in 1001 Goals:

  • Get Health Coaching business up and running
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Visit and explore Washington DC
  • Get a new haircut and style

What are you goals for April? Are you dividing your goals into small achievable ones? Have you made a vision board yet with your over all goals on it?



Remember tomorrow start my Birthday Giveaway week! Are you ready for some awesome gifts?

Birthday Giveaways


Almost Birthday Giveaway time!

It’s getting close to that time of year again… BIRTHDAY!!


This year I am going to be doing a different giveaway April 7th-April 12th! Stop back daily to enter and hopefully win the gifts!

Here is a hint of what some of the giveaways are going to be!

Birthday Giveaways

What you want to know MORE!?!

Here is a preview of the April 7th giveaway:

Pick ANY In A Pikle including from the six newest choices that won’t even be released until April 10th!

new spring colors

I am torn between the pink, green, purple, and chevron one personally for my new favorite!

What are you hoping the other giveaways will be? Looking forward to everyone’s guesses! More to come tomorrow, along with April Goals.

Weekend in Pictures

Our weekend is a little different than the normal Mon-Fri 9 to 5 kind, so for me this is my Monday :)

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How was your weekend? Did you enjoy the weather? We sure did :)

Ask Doctor Hill about Essential Oils


Dr. David K. Hill is an expert on wellness and essential oils and is the Chief Medical Officer at dōTERRA.

How do I use essential oils to meet my personal needs?

There are always indicators with our health. We have indicators in what types of foods are good for us and which ones aren’t. This is a normal process we go through. The same holds true for essential oils. It may not always be the case that each essential oil will affect each of us in exactly the same way. It’s that individual characteristic of the oil matched with the individual characteristic of our own personal need and health that allows us to achieve the benefits we are most looking for. Finding that requires that we spend a little bit of time learning how the essential oils interact with our own unique circumstances. Once you master that—once you have that basic understanding—essential oils provide something for you that cannot be found anywhere else.

Why does the aroma of an essential oil sometimes vary?

One of the benefits of essential oils is the variability they offer. Essential oils are pure botanical extracts that will have slight variances from time to time. This variance is sometimes caused by uncontrollable environmental factors including weather conditions, temperature, sunlight, moisture content, and soil conditions at the time of harvest. On the other hand, there are many things that affect the quality of an essential oil that we can control through proper sourcing, distillation techniques, production procedures, and quality testing. Humans have a keen sense of smell, so even slight variances can be detected, even if the therapeutic properties of the oil remain unchanged. It is important to remember that although aroma is important, it is often a reflection of environmental factors and not always an indicator of quality. These natural variances are in no way a sign of a low quality product, but instead demonstrate the incredible versatility of plants and their ability to adapt to their environment. This adaptability is one of the many reasons individuals continue to have great experiences when using essential oils.

What are the basic fundamentals I should follow for enhancing immunity with my family?

We tend to be extra conscious of our immunity during the winter months when cold and flu season is upon us. It is important to develop a daily routine of essential oil use that includes diffusion, surface contact, and personal application during this time when the immune system may be especially compromised. Along with essential oils, good nutrition is another key aspect in maintaining strong immunity for all members of the family. The Lifelong Vitality products and citrus oils are powerful immune stabilizers that should be used daily. Citrus oils can increase the production of glutathione. We know that glutathione fortifies cellular structures of the immune system, so improving glutathione levels gives us greater resiliency in all tissues of the body. We also need to be aware of immune detractors (stress, poor diet, etc.) and similarly manage these issues through lifestyle modification and daily use of essential oils.

Essential Oil Recommendations

dōTERRA essential oils can be purchased online, or from me! Contact me at to learn how to earn 100PV of FREE PRODUCT! 

Disneyland Adventures

I first off want to state that in the many years I worked at Disney, one of my favorite tasks to do was rope drop. My dear friend Suzie is a we mystery be there at rope drop kind of person, and personally I agree.

This year marked the 3rd time I had ever been to Disneyland and the second time staying on property. We stayed at the Grand Califoria and I will always stay there from now on! I figured this can happen since I only go about once every 7 years. It is completely worth paying the extra to get in for extra magic hour.

Our first day was Disneyland, we were able to ride 70% of our must ride list by 10am! Even though it was a sold out weekend, for the first two hours it was as if we had the park to ourselves. Early Magic hour is also key because a Disneyland is very old school and doesn’t have a lot of places with fast passes. I personally feel this was a great bonus, and that Disneyworld is over flooded with them so it’s not as enjoyable as it once was.


The Matterhorn, we waited about 5 mins!



For Space Mountain it took us longer to walk to the start of the ride than anything else, it was a ghost town!



The Castle! If this picture doesn’t talk you into extra magic hour, then I don’t know what will :)