Good Evening!

Hi Gang! 

I am so sorry that I have been so quiet these past couple of months. My personal life/ thoughts have been up and down, and I needed to focus on myself for a while. I have been taking TONS of pictures though and having adventures while I have been gone though. Be ready posting re starts this week! 

Anything you all would like to see happen here? 

 

Ali

Garlic Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

I get lots of questions about how to use doTERRA essential oils in daily life. Here is a great recipe for dinner that you can use essential oils in! I have to say that my Cilantro Lime chicken is amazing with Lime essential oils!

1394075_506358896129314_1644571621_n

Garlic Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Crisp tender veggies and flavorful chicken on a bed of buckwheat Soba Noodles. This colorful dish is as dynamic to the eyes as to the taste buds!

    • 2 tbsp coconut oil

    • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, partially thawed/frozen and sliced thinly

    • 2 drops doTERRA Ginger essential oil

    • 2 Tbsp minced garlic

    • ½ sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced

    • 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and julienned

    • 2 large carrots, coarsely shredded or julienned

    • 2-3 cups fresh broccoli florettes

    • 1 9.5 oz package Japanese Buckwheat Soba Noodles

    • ¼ – ½  cup Soy Sauce

    • 1 tsp sesame seeds

    • Sea salt to taste

 

Heat coconut oil in large wok over medium-high heat. In separate large pot, heat water to boil. Add sliced chicken, ginger oil, onions and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peppers and carrots and saute for another 5 minutes. Add broccoli, reduce heat to medium and cover pan. In boiling water, cook Soba noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles and add to chicken and veggies in wok along with soy sauce, sesame seeds and salt. Stir fry over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until flavors blend. Serve immediately. Serves 5-6.

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!

974282_10202885238787565_1915882518_n

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Birthday Giveaway Day 4: Beachbody Day!

keep-calm-its-my-birthday-16

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.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

Ingredients
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

Instructions
*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!

 

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway