Baked with love and kindness, a gift for friends

Let’s talk about baked goods as gifts! I love to bake but love eating sweets even more, which can become a problem for me lol! Eat all the baked treats! Nom Nom Nom

What are your favorites to bake or even to receive? Top on my list would have to be cookies and brownies of course. I would love to try something different. I found this recipe for Southern Pecan Butterballs on Pinterest from The Country Cook and they look delicious, think I will give these a try!

Another great idea is fudge, you have so many options for add ins! I found this recipe for Easy White Chocolate Fudge on Pinterest from Cake Whiz, looks easy and love that you can add candy, dried fruit, or nuts.

Packaging can be fun too! Find cute boxes, bags or make your own. Tie it all together with colorful twine or pretty ribbon and a handwritten gift tag. I love the gift giving season, it truly is the thought that counts, you do not have to spend a fortune on gifts. If you do want to throw in something extra I encourage you to shop small, shop local. Reach out in your community to the moms or dads that are trying to support their family by sharing their love of Willing Beauty, Origami Owl, Plexus, Tupperware, etc.

Follow me on Instagram @authenticangelle to see my Freebie Friday offer and keep up with any tips or specials I may have 💕

28 days of Gift Giving

Is it ever too early to get your gift giving list in order? NO it’s not!

I have friends on both sides of this. Some start shopping at the begging of the year or anytime there is a sale, which I think is smart. Then there are those who wait until Black Friday or a few days before! Stressful much?

I’m here to offer some gift giving ideas that are sure to be a hit. Let’s start off with an easy one.

Day 1

Teachers!!!! We know our kids love to spoil their teachers with sweet gifts. So…when 24 kids bring candy, chocolates in a mug or baked cookies 🍪 WOW that’s a lot of sweets! Of course not every single kid will do that lol! Teachers love gift cards!!! Add a personal touch with a hand written card or drawing from your child. Make it even better by adding one of our XO Lip Oils, now that’s a sweet treat they won’t be able to get enough of.

Your choice of Peppermint or Coconut. You can feel good about giving this gift because at Willing Beauty our Willing Hearts Project gives $1 from each XO lip oil sold to help single mothers in need.

Planning to give baked goods to your neighbor, add an XO Lip Oil!

Need a stocking stuffer for a family gift exchange, give one or both of the XO Lip Oils!

Secret Santa gift exchange, you guessed it, XO Lip Oil!

You can’t go wrong with this gift idea, at only $12, it’s a treat that all will love.

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts of suggestions of gifts you love to give.

Simply Willing and Fearlessly Authentic Angelle’

Wellness Wednesday

Wednesday words of wisdom #wordtothewilling…

Did you know not getting enough sleep at night could result in ruining your skin?  Adults need at least 8 hours of sleep each night, you can read more about that here.  Sometimes it can be so hard to get, I usually get 6-7 hours most nights.  I can remember when my kids were little it was much less.

I try my best to get to bed by at least 10:00 pm each night, even though I am exhausted most nights I find it hard to wind down and shut my brain off, lol, maybe that is a mom thing!  What are some things you do at night to help you relax and snooze away?

As tired as I may be I am getting better at being consistent at washing my face every night before bed.  Shameless plug here, with my Willing Beauty  HY+5 regimen it couldn’t get any easier and I love the way my face feels when I wake up in the morning.  Three simple steps morning and night.  I love simplicity!

Why is sleep so vital?

During the hours you are asleep, your body’s hydration rebalances and there is a rise in growth hormone as it repairs itself. That allows the skin to recover moisture and for damaged cells to be renewed.
“Sleep is a time for the body to heal, renew and eliminate toxins from the skin,” explains Dr Guy Meadows, founder of The Sleep School.

Now you know its really true when you hear get your beauty rest.

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Fresh minty kisses + a Giveaway

It’s here!  It’s here!!! I received my two free XO Peppermint Lip Oils I earned earlier this month with Willing Beauty in the mail today and it is better than I even expected!  In my daughters words:

oh, oh this is nice, it’s like a fresh mint, it tingles but in a good way

Now is the time to get on my waitlist as I know these will sell out quickly, best part is if you aren’t satisfied we have a 100% happiness guarantee. I’ll say it again, 100% happiness guarantee!  Who wouldn’t love that, it’s risk free and it’s only $12 with a $1 from each going back to help single mothers in need with our Willing Hearts Project.

I have more great news, I’m partnering with a friend for a giveaway where you will receive two XO Lip Oils – coconut + peppermint(limited edition) and a pair of Agnes & Dora leggings.  How sweet is that? It’s simple, visit my community to find out how to enter

Show em’ some love, freshen up and shine on

Keep

It

Simple

Sweetie

Simple mom, simple life, simple skincare

Design the Life You LOVE

Forget picking up a part-time job outside of the house! I love that you can decide how much you want to earn based on how much time you want to put in! AND, Origami Owl offers up to 50% commission on all personal sales, which is HUGE!

Changed my mind

From my morning post, I have already changed

my mind and moved my coffee bar station 😜 It could happen again….

It’s missing something though, I’ll figure it out, maybe find the perfect piece to complete it while I’m out and about. Until then….

but first coffee

Morning Sunshine ☀️

Coffee is always a good idea, simple mom here, running on caffeine and the good Lord to get me thru the day.

All this world needs right now is some hope, faith, love and coffee ☕️

Pinterest has been my go to for all things to use as inspiration for our “new” home. I wanted a coffee bar station. Hubby was going to help and make me a side table to be near cabinet by our breakfast nook but I decided to save that space for room when I ask him to build our breakfast nook corner bench 😂

So I began searching coffee bar cabinet station, I have the space and it worked out well I think

I found the coffee mug stand on Amazon, have to love prime! I would still like to add a few canisters, coffee, sugar, and tea. If you have some you love please share.

We are focusing on one room at a time, I’ll post later about my new office and our dining room, I’m so happy with both!

Simply irresistible

These are clinical trial results, there is no denying these numbers are incredible!
IN ONE WEEK*
94% of women reported softer, smoother, soothed and more supple skin that felt more moisturized
*Results from a 30-day independent consumer perception study of 33 women ages 34 – 64. Please note, results may vary based on factors such as age, gender, skin type and condition, health, location, diet and lifestyle

It's simple really, so simple that you will love it or your money back with our happiness guarantee no hassle return policy!

Want to try it for yourself? Simplicity guaranteed

Hoop there it is….

Have you seen our new fall collection yet? I'm happy to send you a take out menu aka catalog through the mail 😉 I have these in silver and rose gold and absolutely love them 💕 Which ones can I put you down for? I plan to order the gunmetal eye candy jewel earrings because why not, they are gorgeous 😍 With my goal to be a force for good here are my thoughts…..
FUNDRAISER> I will donate $1 for every pair purchased to a local women's shelter!

Find these beauties plus more here