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Relax & Realign 7-Day Positive Affirmation Challenge

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
FREE Positive Affirmation Challenge
7 days beginning on Sunday, March 25, 2018 through Saturday, March 31, 2018.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I've recently started living a more well-rounded lifestyle as far as health and wellness. Part of this includes eating better, yoga (obsessed), meditation and affirmations. I have noticed a really positive change in my life even in the mundane day-to-day aspects and I've lost a bit of weight. Small changes and victories add up!

If you feel curious about how you may benefit in the same way, then I invite you to join me for a free 7-day Positive Affirmation Challenge. This week will be dedicated to positive self-talk and love.

You'll receive a summary page of our affirmation topics by day. I'll give you 4 positive affirmations each evening via email. Jot down the affirmation that resonates with you the most on your summary page for that day. Speak your chosen affirmation out loud in the mirror the next morning. Then, repeat it to yourself in your mind as many times as possible throughout the day.

Try to really take an action or actions that align with your chosen affirmation and be mindful of its purpose.  At the end of the challenge, you'll receive a pdf with all the affirmations so you can reference anytime. I'll also share the affirmations with you each morning via a quick video in our private Facebook group, which you'll have access to once you sign up.

Click here for a great article for more in-depth information on the benefits of positive affirmations.

And please remember that although this is a challenge, do not beat yourself up for missing a day. That defeats the purpose of letting go of negativity!

Join us by signing up below. Cheers to positive change!

Challenge Starts March 25th!

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Easy Home Decor Update With PhotoWall

Friday, March 2, 2018
Thank you so much to for partnering with me on this post.  I received my choice of a canvas print and frame to review and all opinions expressed are my own.

I know it is a bit funny that my blog is supposed to be about being "styled at home" but I rarely post decor articles.  I'm looking to change that especially now that I have more time to focus and making my house more of a home.  Ah time, it is the best luxury.

As someone who values time above so many other things, I was thrilled when reached out to me to review their stylish canvas prints with do-it-yourself frame.  They have such a great selection of images or you can use your own.  This was the hardest part of the entire process - choosing what print I wanted!  And they have a video that shows how incredibly easy installation is.  Click here to read more about and read on to see what I selected.

Show Some Love

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Valentine's Day around these parts is for the kids.  Our wedding Anniversary is just a couple of weeks after and that's way more important and meaningful to us.  But for the kids, V-Day is always a sweet and special day. 

I will make homemade Valentine's for Dax's Kindergarten class this year (I like these) because hello, I'm at home now and I can craft to my heart's content!  But there are some other special things that I will be doing this year for the kiddos - and not just for my own.  Here are some sweet ways you can show love to your kids and others this Valentine's Day!

The Kindness of Strangers

Thursday, February 1, 2018
I am a madwomen. Not quite certifiable yet but that may be the case in another month!  I'm so entrenched in event planning that my dreams now consist of Proposal Forms and Venues dancing in my head. I'm absolutely in heaven. Yes, I'm the freak of nature who loves planning events and it gives me a real high.  More like a sense of purpose because I'm really good at it!  If I only had another wedding!!  Ha!  My husband was not on board with planning a 10 year vow-renewal, so there's goes that dream.  What a Scrooge!!

In all seriousness, I'm happier than I've been in a long time as it relates to working.  Doing what you love really is that life-changing.  I recommend it.  It also helps that I've really received such kind feedback and support from companies I've reached out to.  I'd like to take this time to thank a few sponsors who have very generously donated to our Retreat Program.  They are truly helping to make a memorable event for our our attendees.

GiGi New York
I'd first like to thank the amazing GiGi New York for coming on board with us without hesitation.  Working with this team really boosted my morale and set me on an upward trajectory!  They are donating to our Self-Care Swag Bags at the Fall Retreat.  You must go visit their site and check out the fantastic leather goods and beautiful handbags!  

Self-care.  Check.  Great brands. Check.  Great location. Check!  With a name meaning "I believe" and a new store location in Legacy West Plano near our Spring Retreat, it was a perfect fit for me to reach out to Credo Beauty.  They have graciously donated to our Raffle and I am too excited.  Their website has some really great Tutorial Videos so check those out after you shop.

You may recall I worked with Pink Blush on this post right after I had Briggs.  They are great to work with as well and I immediately thought of them for the Retreat.  I'll give you guys a tease: their donation to the Spring Raffle is almost worth the price of the ticket alone.  Verklempt, I am!  They have a fun, affordable and easy to navigate site where I know you will find some cute stuff (Preggo or not)!

If you ever need cute, functional and quality hostess gifts, you can find them at Jenaluca. Their chef quality kitchen utensils and accessories are specially crafted in fine 18/8 stainless steel and thoughtfully packaged in velvet bags and gift boxes. is a Swedish company with a passion for design and quality.  They have a huge selection of environmentally friendly wall murals and canvas prints.  Click here to see a post I wrote in partnership with them. 

Please stay with us as I update our list of Sponsors.  If you know anybody who loves crowdfunding and giving to start-ups, share my iFundWomen page with them.  I'm really hoping to make our Retreats accessible, affordable and just plain awesome!

The Thing About Bumble Bees...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Bumble bees are a symbol of success and accomplishment.  Technically, with their small wings and hefty bodies they shouldn't be able to fly.  But they do anyway.  They fly.

I've always loved bumble bees.

My life lately has taken on a bit of a different direction.  I've been questioning myself (and God) on how to be of service to people in a way that I would be good at and fulfilled at.  Right now, the blog isn't doing it for me.  I love blogging but I don't think I can really reach people with it.  I'm also not sure that my personality translates well via this platform.  I love to write and have confidence in my abilities but that doesn't mean my content is resonating with readers.  My influence just doesn't go very far in this medium.  People need to see me.  Feel the vibration of my too loud laugh.  Catch a waft of my Amazing Grace Dry Shampoo.  Touch my cashmere sweater.  See, that was a joke, but not really.  Ha, ha, snicker!

Well, He did indeed answer me and told me to host an amazing Women's Retreat.  How specific is that?  I love event planing.  I'm a great organizer and motivator and I love lifting people up.  So now, I'm trying to figure out how to fly with it.  And I think I'm doing alright.  I'm in a zone.  I'm Troy Aikman circa 1993.

I've got a lot of work to do but I hope you follow me along on my journey to serving others in a less superficial way than what I normal post here.  Now I love my fashion and shopping so that's not going away but I'm just more life purpose driven, especially now that I'm at home with my littles.  I want to live my best life and help other women do the same.  If they need to be lifted up, I want to use these jiggly arms of mine to help them!

Thank you so much for reading and taking time out of your busy day to engage with me.  Have a great Wednesday!

What's My One Word for 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018
Happy New Year!

I am all in for 2018, are you?  I'm really weird in that I like even number years.  They are the best.  Yes, weird.  If you know me or have read past New Year's posts, then you know I don't make resolutions (definition: a firm decision to do or not to do something) just for a New Year.  Semantics aside, I do have some goals and activities I'd like to accomplish in 2018 but I'm not hashing them all out today in efforts to conquer the New Year. However, I am still creating purposeful and meaning monthly goals and I do have a vision of what I want life to look like by the end of the year.

That leads me to how I plan to get to that vision.  With one word.

I came across this post from Margaret Feinberg and was immediately intrigued.  My brain is always on and I have 75 things connecting and sparking all at once at any given time.  So to see the #onewordchallenge for the New Year was a challenge I was up for.  But you know something, it wasn't challenging for me to find my one word at all.  It came to me after a simple prayer.  "Father God, help me find my one word for 2018 that will lead me to my purpose and fulfill me in your name."  Simple enough.  And the word that came to me was Flourish.

I want to Flourish this year.

I want a life of abundance.  The good and spiritual kind.  I want lots of love and happy moments and the ability to rise above the difficult moments.  I want my marriage to strengthen even more as we head into our 10th Anniversary.  I want my children, my sweet boys, to grow and learn and be fed by Him.  I want my dreams to become reality and to overflow into new dreams.  I want to live fully and make the most of this precious life He gave to me.

Please read the original post here from Margaret Feinberg that started it all for me and gave me goose bumps.  There are so many deep and meaningful words that could be yours for the New Year or for anytime.  You can also visit for more information on this movement.  Faith Gateway also has a great post here that I felt very connected to.  I like their word "Pause" but that's certainly not my path this year.

Now, what is your one word?  Can you narrow it down to one special word?  Please tell me in the comments and also let me know if you had #oneword for 2017 and how you feel reflecting on it.  

Thank you so much for reading and again, Happy New Year and all the best in the days ahead!!