July 14, 2017

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp Tacos

These babies are FANTASTIC.

You need to have them ASAP.

I found them on Pinterest (like all the other moms out there), and then made my husband cook them for me (because although I like cooking, I am too busy hustlin' and my husband respects that).

Also I made him buy me tortilla chips. Sometimes I'm better at resisting the urge to eat an entire bag of chips, not yesterday.

Ps - exchange the ranch for plain greek yogurt ;)


Recipe from this awesome blog - http://peasandcrayons.com/2017/04/spicy-sriracha-shrimp-tacos-with-cilantro-lime-slaw.html


July 11, 2017

Blogger WOAHs


It's been a while friends.

I've been, oh you know, busy. Life gets crazy.

I'm planning on trying to stick this out a little better this time around.

My olympic weightlifting was put on hold for a few months while I was training for a half Triathlon!

I want to tell you more about tri - but for now, I'll leave you with these REALLY COOL photos of me basically dying at the end of it.

Have you done a triathlon? I want to hear ALL of the details, ASAP!




May 18, 2017

Pampering with Charcoal

This coming Saturday I'm hosting a fun 'Pamper Yourself' get together with one of my friends Erin. I'm SUPER excited about it! One of the things we are creating is a charcoal mask!

We got some activated charcoal, aloe, apricot oil and some of our favorite EO's for skin and we are ready to rock!

Want to know why Erin and I decided to host a party where we rub charcoal on our faces? Here's the deal - because toxins stick to the activated charcoal, it makes a good candidate for a deep cleanser and detoxifier. It’s all-natural and won’t add new chemicals to your skin when you use it. That also means, less for your skin to have negative reactions to and less risk of your pores being clogged with a new ingredient meant to clean.

We are adding apricot oil or aloe to provide moisture for your skin and Tea Tree - which is HIGHLY recommended to help with blemishes. I have a few other oils that we can add a drop into the mix (of course!), such as Manuka, Geranium, Lavender and Frankincense. 


ps. photo by shutterstock.com


April 07, 2017

GORGEOUS Calendar Printouts!

I love NOTHING more than finding FREE gorgeous stuff!

Here is a link to the most wonderful desk / wall calendar printouts you will ever find!

There is just a little sneak peak of the amazing-ness you are about to discover!


April 05, 2017

Progesterone Probs.

Friends! One of my FAVORITE items that Young Living produces is finally BACK IN STOCK!

Progessence Plus Serum!! <3 span="">
Pro+ (as all the oily ladies call it) has progesterone from wild yam extract - let me give you some DL on progesterone.

Progesterone is one of the hormones in our bodies that stimulates and regulates various functions. Progesterone plays a role in maintaining pregnancy. The hormone is produced in the ovaries, the placenta (when a woman gets pregnant) and the adrenal glands. It helps prepare your body for conception and pregnancy and regulates the monthly menstrual cycle. It also plays a role in sexual desire. ;)

Basically, our women bodies LOVE it. I use Pro+ twice daily (three while menstruating, TMI?). 

Here is some basic progesterone info!

If you aren't pregnant, some symptoms of low progesterone include:
Low libido, Hot flashes, Migraines or headaches, Depression, anxiety or other mood changes, Menstrual cycle irregularity or absence
If you're pregnant, you need progesterone to maintain your uterus until you give birth. If your levels are too low, you may be unable to carry the baby to term.
Some symptoms of low progesterone levels in pregnant women include:
Spotting, Abdominal pain, Frequent low blood sugar, Regularly tender breasts, Constant fatigue, Vaginal dryness.
Progesterone and estrogen hormones complement one another. So, when you don't have enough progesterone, estrogen dominates. And that can lead to symptoms such as:
Depression, mood swings or low libido, Weight gain, Heavy bleeding, Irregular menstrual cycle, Premenstrual syndrome, Breast tenderness
A simple blood test—a PGSN, or progesterone test—can help your health care provide assess if your progesterone levels are too low. It can help you figure out why you're having trouble getting pregnant, confirm if you've ovulated, monitor hormone replacement therapy (see below) and assess the status of a high-risk pregnancy. 

ANYWAY - take a look, and let me know if you have any questions. I've been loving it, I only took something for my mad uterus ONCE this cycle - which is huge for me! I'm usually tossing ibuprofen back every few hours!

Crazy good info found HERE.


March 14, 2017

E'rrbody in America is Magnesium deficient.

Okay - not EVERYBODY - but 80% of us Americans lack magnesium which causes a whole slew of problems including: anxiety, bowel disease, heart disease, insomnia, migraines, tooth decay, asthma, diabetes, hypertention, kidney disease, osteoporosis, blood clots, depression, liver disease, nerve problems and others.
Why do we lack so much Magnesium? Because your food is only as rich in the minerals and vitamins and the soil it grows in. And in today's world farmers aren't going to spend the extra cost and time (up to 5 years) to properly treat the soil before planting crops. 
Mineral Essence contains magnesium and calcium and over 60 ionic trace minerals so it is easiest for your body to absorb them. Thanks YL for know what is so important for our bodies and giving it to us! Mineral Essence is also super good for those preggo mamas who are growing babies and stuff. Another mom tip: give it to your kiddos when they have growing pains, they will feel SO MUCH better. 
Note: this stuff isn't the best tasting, I put it in my Ningxia Red or orange juice.

This was the first supplement that I bought from Young Living and it rocks my socks off. After about a week of taking it regularly I noticed my sleep patterns improved and that my attitude was actually VERY good (which is kind of rare, don't judge me).

:) SUPP UP guys.

You can read more on magnesium deficiency here - http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/08/magnesium-health-benefits.aspx


March 02, 2017

10 Ideas for those days when your head might EXPLODE.

1.  Go into your bedroom or car alone. BLAST your favorite song and sing as loud as possible. Laugh at yourself. Take a deep breath and tackle the rest of your day!

2. Eat something you LOVE and don't feel guilty! Enjoy every bite and know it was worth it <3 p="">

3. Lunge around your house for 5 minutes. Or squat / do jumping jacks / burpees / setups - for 5 minutes. It will take your mind off whatever struggles and get you motivated quick!

4. Plan a lunch date. With your spouse / boyfriend / girlfriend / best friend / co-worker. Lunch dates are a quick way to feel connected to someone you treasure time with <3 p="">

5. Sleep for 8-10 hours at night. Even just make special intentions ONE night a week to sleep an extra amount. You're welcome ;)

6. Spend a day DISCONNECTED. Yup, I said it. Leave your phone where it is, leave your laptop closed. Play movies on your DVD player  or lay around reading.

7. Soak in the bath or a hot tub for an hour! Pour a glass of wine or your favorite La Croix and relax. Bring a book / Kindle or set up your laptop near by for some Netflix binging!

8. Buy a magazine at the store! I know you oogle them every time you are in the checkout line. Grab your favorite. Don't look at the price - JUST DO IT.

9. Go to the library! Wander the isles and look at books that have interesting titles! Glance through whatever you want - maybe pick out an audiobook!

10. Pick out some bright colored flowers for your favorite room of the house! Fresh or faux, they brighten up the room and will make you smile every time you glance over at them!


March 01, 2017

Online Training - Starts TODAY!


Online Training is officially UP AND RUNNING!

You can jump in anytime you want - You won't regret - PROMISE!


February 27, 2017


After ordering my Starter Kit and diffusing the heck out of all my oils, I KNEW I needed more!


I've made a list of my favorite 5 items to ALWAYS have in stock (outside of the kit oils, because really, I am ALWAYS going to need ALL the oils in the kit).

Have I mentioned this lovely oil before? DEFINITELY. Because it's magical. There are a bunch of verses in the Bible that even mention how wonderful cedar wood is! Apparently everyone who was anyone used cedar to build with ;)  This magnificent oil and whisked me off to amazing slumber more times than I can count due to its support of the pineal gland, which releases melatonin! I recently have been using it to grow mermaid hair (more on that in another post sometime I think!).

The smell of this sweet citrus oil is heaven in a bottle. When I inhale this I immediately relax and know everything will be ok! It is rich in limonene (google it) and is studied on its abilities to combat tumor growth. It REALLY supports relaxation and can also support your immune system. I enjoy it in my water, and they say you can add it to capsules and take daily as well!

This blend can have an off-putting smell at first, but it's effects are amazing and the smell will soon grow on you - I promise! It contains Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Blut Tansy. This oil can help calm and uplift spirits! People often rub this on their feet at night to promote easy peaceful sleep. We have been using it at night to combat coughing spells and keep a certain child in bed longer (EYE ROLL).

Dear sweet Endoflex. I have never held anything more fantastic in my hot little hands EVER. I JUST HAVEN'T. It is a blend of Spearmint, Sesame Seed Oil, Sage, Geranium, Myrtle, Matricaria (German Chamomile) and Nutmeg. It supports HORMONAL BALANCE. I try to use it during that special week but I honestly can't help myself and wear it on my diffuser bracelets or necklaces most days :) Bonus - it also supports a healthy metabolism!

And all the people who workout and get sore muscles rejoiced! This little roller bottle is SO GREAT for sore muscles and neck tension. Just roll it on and breath deeply! We also put it on our temples at the end of a long day ;)  It is a blend of 9 oils that are known for inflammation and pain relief.

There you have it friends. My favorite / will never run out of / can't believe I haven't been using my entire life oils.


February 22, 2017

Supplements for a Healthy Bod ;)

Supplements for me have always been tough. I hear stories about plumbers always finding whole vitamins in the sewers, or synthetics being added into vitamins and it scares me, so I never buy them. But getting perfectly well rounded nutrition is hard, especially if you have a slim budget. We do our best to feed our bodies well, but its a good idea to be taking some vitamins and supplements as well :) This Young Living line up is ENDLESS, so get ready!

Master Formula - Full spectrum, multi nutrient complex, providing premium vitamins, minerals, and food based nutrient support to general health and well-being. It utilizes with Synergistic Suspension Isolation process - SSI Technology - and is delivered in three distinct forms. Collectively, these ingredients provide a premium, synergistic complex to support your body.
Naturally supports general health and well-being for the body.
Gut flora supporting prebiotics
Ingredients help neutralize free radicals in the body
Included antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other food based nutriment
Pre-packaged sachets are convenient to take your vitamins on the go
Now made with Folate instead of Folic Acid - Did you know that the majority of the population cannot convert Folic Acid to usable Folate in the body? That excess can build up in the body and cause other health issues (ICK).

Multigreens - boosts vitality by working with the glandular, nervous and circulatory systems. Made with spiraling, alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, bee pollen, eleuthero, Pacific kelp and essential oils. It contains choline, which is great for fighting tiredness, and is known to help improve and maintain lung function and support a healthy brain! Goodness me, this stuff also contains amino acids, which are proteins, which are the building blocks of life. So yeah. This stuff is good.

Mineral Essence - supports a healthy immune system with a balanced ionic mineral complex enhanced with essential oils. Most people are mineral deficient and we don’t even know it.
PS. Mineral Essence tastes bad at first - but you get used to it and start to love it! I’ve noticed a big difference in how I am sleeping when I take this bad boy - LOVE it!

Super B - contains eight essential B vitamins to increase energy levels and promot nervous and cardiovascular systems. Excellent natural energy, now made with Folate instead of Folic Acid 

Longevity - fat soluble blend of antioxidants promote the body’s ability to handle damage caused by aging, diet and the environment while supporting healthy organ function. Daily FRANKINCENSE ya’ll. Research some Frankincense and it will BLOW your mind!

OmegaGize - contains omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D-3 and CoQ10 (ubiquinone). Used daily, these ingredients work synergistically to support normal brain, heart, yet, and joint health.

Seriously - we also have Alkalime, which stabilizes pH levels *disease cannot grow in an alkaline body*, we have Life 5 Probiotic, which has 10 billion active cultures and improves colonization up to 10 times - ALL HEALTH STARTS IN THE GUT! - We have Life 9 that has 9 probiotic strains for full-spectrum gut support - MindWise, which supports normal brain and heart function and has generous amounts of vitamin D3 - Thyromin, a specially balanced formula that promotes healthy thyroid function - Agilease, a joint health supplement that can reduce inflammation and PowerGize, that helps boost stamina and performance, sustain energy levels, strength, mental and physical vibrancy and vitality when used in addition to physical activity.

I haven’t tried all of these yet, but I’m ordering what I like and one new thing every month! Super excited to be able to trust my supplement company!


February 16, 2017

What I'm Reading!

My reading has been amping up lately as I have discovered AUDIOBOOKS!!!! They are the best. I drive 30-60 minutes a day, so I love that this time for me has become useful! Anyway - Here are a few books I've finished up this month so far!


                                                         GRIT - Angela Duckworth

There was way more information in this book than I needed. I got the drift after a few chapters - but I rarely DON'T finish a book so I fought through (it took me like 4 months, oops).  I liked the tips she gave on parenting for Grit, and for enhancing your own personal Grit. BUT, it also made me feel a little guilty, like I quit too much and I'm not as gritty as I should be. It made me want to try harder and NOT give-up. Ever again.

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth - John Maxwell

John Maxwell is SO encouraging. I listened to this book via Overdrive from my library (seriously, best idea ever having audiobooks available on my iPhone) and loved it. He makes you feel like you can do IT - whatever IT is - no matter where you are in life. He encourages you to READ and absorb everything! Take notes, be organized! Most of all, to get out of your comfort zone and learn something new. Learn ANYTHING. Keep learning for your whole life! It really motivated me to keep trucking instead of giving up after a few weeks and starting another round of Netflix binging. I'm slowly kicking my Netflix habit - thanks John! If you need me, I'll be somewhere with my nose stuck in a book (or with headphones while washing dishes!).

#GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso

This book was good! I listened to it on audiobook right after listening to John Maxwell's book above, and I think I was in the mood for someone to tell me a bunch of things so that I could become a "#girlboss". Instead, Sophia talks about how she became her own boss and her tips and tricks to get there. It was really great, she obviously is really smart and original! Basically, work your booty off, don't make excuses, save your money and don't spend it on crap.


February 14, 2017

Online Workouts COMING SOON!

I have always LOVED helping you all with health and fitness - and soon my training is going to be available to anyone!

I am starting an online fitness group!

It will be through my personal training job at Wimberly Training and I couldn't be more amped up about this new project! It will be for anyone - just starting, adding a few extra workouts into your week and add-on capabilities for avid fitness-ers!

Expanding my horizons and making dreams happen <3 nbsp="" p="">


February 13, 2017

Happy & Healthy Kiddos


Our kiddos benefit from many oils, supplements and NingXia too! Young Living has created items especially for our little ones!

There are products ALL OVER the shelves at stores that are filled with proven cancer-causing chemicals. KNOWN to make our kiddos sick, infertile, and wreck havoc on their delicate body systems from the inside out. They know these products are awful for us, they still sell the awful things AND they continue to make more. Gah.

Its our job to read labels and be knowledgeable about what we are giving out children. Our children health starts with us kicking those toxins OUT of our homes! I challenge you to go through your kids products (using the Think Dirty app we talked about) and throw out those ones with nasty cancer causing chemicals, then look up the ingredients in Young Living’s products and be happy!

Ok - Here’s the happy stuff

KidScents Oils Mini Set - 3 pre-diluted oil blends designed just for our littles!
5-ml KidScents Owie essential oil blend
5-ml KidScents SniffleEase essential oil blend
5-ml Kidscents TummyGize essential oil blend

KidScents Shampoo, Bath Gel and Lotion

No toxic ingredients- NOT ONE. Rubbing them down with all this goodness is the way to go! We are benefiting their little bodies!

KidScents Slique Toothpaste

No Flourides, no dyes, no microbeads, not preservatives or artificial flavors. BONUS: It tastes awesome! We used this one before our adult version came and I was actually sad to let Peanut use it, ha!

KidScents MightyVites
These kid-friendly chewable multivitamins are an effective way to provide kids with a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients necessary for healthy development. No dyes, sugar or other junk.
The MightyZymes are an all-natural, vegetarian chewable tablet designed to help children combat the negative effects of enzyme depletion and address each of the digestive needs of growing bodies. Health starts in the gut! This is the perfect way to help their little bodies focus on all that growing and learning.

And come on - have you seen the kids diffusers? Dino Land, Dolphin Reef and Sundance diffusers! Perfect to pair with SleepyIze essential oil :)


January 20, 2017

At Home Workout #4!!

I know, I know - You guys are all dying for your next at home workout! I really should give you at least ONE a week (instead of closer to one a month, PLEASE tell me that you're getting sweaty more often than that!).

Here you go!

EMOM (every minute on the minute)

Within every minute you need to finish that number of minutes worth of repetitions of each movement. Go until you can't fit them all into the minute you are on!

Example - Choose Burpees and Squats

Minute 1 - 1 burpee and 1 squat
Minute 2 - 2 burpees and 2 squats
Minute 3 - 3 burpees and 3 squats

Continue until you can't finish that minutes amount of reps!

Choose any two movement and do one round until completion, rest a few minutes, then choose a different two movements and go again!

Ideas for movements -
Situps, v-ups, squats, burpees, lunges, jump squats, kettle bell swings (if you have a KB) bicycle crunches, cleans, presses - anything you want!



January 13, 2017

Holy Deodorant.

For as long as I can remember, I have used Dove Original scent deodorant. I thought it was the best! I smelled good, my armpits never got irritated, and it never left white streaks in my underarms!

HOLY CRAP. I was suuuuuuper wrong about how great it is.

I've been reading about how icky and toxic Parfum is (one of the ingredients in this deodorant). 3000 fragrant ingredients are added to most personal care products to mask odors or add a present scent you guys. THREE THOUSAND INGREDIENTS.

Here is what is listed on their website:

Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (15.2%) Inactive Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ppg-14 Butyl Ether, Talc, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Peg-8, Bht 

Lets also talk about Mineral Oil.
This is what wikipedia says about mineral oil : The World Health Organization classifies untreated or mildly treated mineral oils as Group 1 carcinogens to humans; highly refined oils are classified as Group 3, meaning they are not suspected to be carcinogenic but available information is not sufficient to classify them as harmless.[4]

WHAT!!!!  A group 1 carcinogen means that its definitely harmful to humans. And that is what I was rubbing all over my armpits everyday (sometimes 2-3 times a day!)  YIKES!

My husband was using spray deodorant and we finally looked up the ingredients online - BUTANE AND PROPANE. You guys. My husband was spraying PROPANE on his armpits (insert dying emoji here*).

So I have leapt over to the clean non-toxic side of deodorant and am now patting my pits down with Copaiba oil from Young Living everyday. (Young Living because I trust their Seed to Seal guarantee that there are no synthetics added). I just ordered their Aromabright toothpaste which I have heard doubles wonderfully for deodorant as well, so I'll let you know how that turns out! ;)


January 10, 2017

What I'm reading!

I didn't do new year's resolutions this year, but I did actually sit down and write a list of goals out for the year! One of them was to read more books than 2016 (15 books) so I'm already working my way towards my goal of 16!

I just finished reading a book called Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington (amazon). I truly enjoyed the book! She gave a lot of real life scenarios and some of the things she does to 'break' her business. Now that I'm talking about this book, I can't seem to pin point one thing that I've applied from it...Yikes. Maybe that means I'm not too busy? Or maybe that means it didn't REALLY speak to me. All I know is that she talked about Time Management A LOT. Which is obviously great. And maybe I should go think about how to apply that. Ha!

Currently I am reading Gentle Babies by Debra Rayburn (amazon). It is about Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children. I'm learning SO MUCH from this book already and I'm only 48 pages in! So many good tips in there and how to use Essential Oils with the respect they deserve, after all, they are extremely potent! I really wanted to learn more about pregnant mamas and newborn babes so that I can offer advice and wisdom to new oil users with babies! Such a great resource for anyone who is getting started with oils, or who has used for a while but is still learning!

I have a TON of books on my to-read list, so hopefully I can just keep checking them off!!