Patience Takes Practice

Doesn't this old time saying ring true. Over the last few months I am really learning the importance of patience. Yesterday as Drew and I were cruising down the beach on our bikes I was deep in thought. Not saying much. Which is unusual for me but I was reflecting on what a gorgeous day it was. I was thinking back to all the times we wished we were living at the beach full time and now we are here. Living our dream. Looks like magic on the outside. One day we weren't here and now ...
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Wherever you go, there you are

Last Sunday Drew and I spent some time with our friends watching football. We had a lovely afternoon visiting, swimming, watching the game and eating tacos. On our way home our gas light came on so we pulled into a gas station. Drew filled up and I ran inside to pay. The man at the counter was an older gentleman, probably in his 70s. He looked very tired. Not just exhausted from the day but life tired. It was a quick judgment on my part, which I know isn’t polite, but he looked like h...
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How to get ALL the Thieves

Drew and I LOVE the Thieves Product Line. In fact, I am not sure how we ever lived without it. Thieves is the BEST way to achieve a toxic free household. From household cleaning to laundry to oral care, Thieves has got you covered. Once you start using Thieves products, you will quickly realize that you must have it all. It's very addicting!! There you have been pre-warned. In my opinion, it's not a bad addiction to have considering choosing toxic free products for your home will improve y...
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The lows are low and the highs are high

My story this morning goes out to all my entrepreneurial spirited friends :) In this entrepreneur world I have learned that it is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. There are some great pleasures that I love but there are definitely days when I feel like throwing in the towel because it’s so darn hard. But, I gotta tell ya! What keeps me going is being able to wake up everyday, in a place that was once only a dream and “work” a business that I am so passionate about, that we create...
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Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud

Last week I had a really great running week. I got a PB on my 5k time and ran 10K. I haven’t ran that far in a really long time. I was really proud of myself and started reflecting on how far I have come. How did I get to where I am today. When I talk about my running goals with others, sometimes people think I was always a runner. Just naturally good at it. Let me tell you there was nothing natural about it. When I started running I was SLOW. And I mean SLLLOOOW!!! I also could only run f...
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What are Essential Oils

Essential Oils are extracted from harvested plants, herbs and trees. They can be obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing or resin tapping. So basically, THEY ARE PLANTS!!! Pure Essential Oils have more healing power than the plants themselves because they are so concentrated. They are very potent. You can use them for aromatherapy, personal care or household cleaning to enhance health benefits. CAUTION!!!!! Not all essential oils are created equality so quality is reall...
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Achieve a Toxic Free Home with THIEVES!

Drew and I believe that Thieves is the BEST way to achieve a clean, non-toxic household. You can trust that Thieves products are created with all natural, plant-based ingredients. You’ll achieve a deep clean without polluting your home with nasty chemicals and exposing your family and pets to toxins.   Thieves takes care of it all: kitchen counters, ovens, toilets, mirrors, windows, floors, teeth, hands, clothes and more...  Where our THIEVES Journey Began For years, Drew and I research...
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The POWER of “Good Morning”

Drew and I LOVE to walk. It’s actually one of the things we like most about living at the beach. We are within walking distance or biking distance to EVERYTHING we need. Every morning we go for an hour walk. Right when we wake up. It’s a lovely way to start our day. There aren’t too many people out and about at 5:00am when we go for our walk but there are a few. It’s important to me to say “Good Morning” to those I pass by. Some appreciate my friendly-ness and some don’t. Which I a...
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Letting Go of Fear

"Letting go of FEAR" CONFESSION: I have not worked on my recipe book in months!!!! Why you might ask....The simple answer is FEAR! Here's the thing, I get on a roll, gain momentum and then things come to a screeching hault! Right around the time my brain catches up and starts realizing that all the work I've been putting in is going to be put out there for everyone to see. EEK! SOOOO SCARY!!! Over the Winter I was very diligent with writing. 5:00am EVERYDAY, I shot outta bed, went ...
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If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you

I bought this onezie over a year ago with the intention of overcoming my fear of open water swimming. You see I LOVE the beach, the sand, the sun, the water up to my ankles or knees BUT going full on in the ocean is a different story. There's seaweed, water friends and SHARKS!! AHHH!!! I do have a dream of competing in triathlons. I have completed one but it was a pool swim so not sure that really counts haha SO....back to the onezie. I bought it last Spring with the intention that...
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