Work in progress

It's a small nook next to my bedroom, it was a burgundy color so I wanted to change that. I found a neat looking piece at Hobby Lobby so I went with that in mind. I picked a blue gray color to paint it after two coats of Kiltz. I can't wait until it's finished, but I still need something to put on the ledge inside, not sure what I want there yet….
Like I said, work in progress 😉

In an instant

Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet?

I recently purchased my first Instant Pot about a week ago, I couldn't wait to try it out. I must admit it's a little intimidating though lol. So far I have only cooked rice and soft boiled eggs(which were amazing) but I would love to try more.
What are your favorite recipes? Any tips or tricks you can share for a newbie?
Pinterest is loaded with recipes but I would love to here from you 😊

Home Sweet Home 

We lived in this house for 11 years and it served us well, at only 1350 square feet, but we had all we needed.  Though I have always wanted a dining room and an office, I figured maybe one day.  


I have never complained or been ungrateful, at least we had a roof over our head.  

In March of this year we decided to just start looking around to see what houses on the market were going for.  It’s hard to not fall in love with a house when you start looking but I told myself everyday, what’s meant to be will be, it’s all in Gods hands.  We decided to stay close, looking in the subdivision next to ours.  It had so much more to offer amenities wise and we didn’t want to change ours kids schools, we love their current school.  

We followed all the tips and advice to declutter and depersonalize our home, then with the help of family we repainted to neutral colors.  House was now ready to put on the market.  Unfortunately one of the homes I fell in love with changed from sale to pending sale.  Even though I was disappointed I knew in my heart that it wasn’t meant to be our home.  So the search continued…

Our home was only listed for two days before we had offers, what a blessing.  We accepted one of the offers and everything started happening pretty fast after that, but it didn’t feel fast.  I was so anxious to get out and start looking at homes for us.  Another home I had saved changed from sale to pending, again I had to think it wasn’t the home for us.  So we branched out after searching which subdivisions would stay with our kids schools and began making our list of homes to see.  

I can’t even remember how it all happened but a few weeks later I received a notification from HAR that one of the homes I saved was put back on the market.  I took that as a sign 💕 We had our list for our realtor of homes we wanted to see.  It was the second appointment for that day, we instantly fell in love and I just knew in my heart this was the one.  The process began 🤗 EXCITED feeling to say the least!  

So much work left to do but we happily did it, we wanted our homebuyers to be happy, well, because karma.  We received the same treatment from the owners of the home we were purchasing.  Everything was working out, like it was meant to be.  

As some of you may know, I have been a designer with Origami Owl for 5 years and it was our 5th year anniversary convention planned for July 12-15.  I had my convention tickets, plane tickets and hotel reserved and I couldn’t wait to go.  I’m not getting off topic, there is a reason for me to mention this!  Guess when our closing date was scheduled for?  Ahh, if you guessed July 14th you would be correct!  So thankful and blessed to have a loving and understanding husband, though it wasn’t always easy we figured it all out.  Happy to report while I was away at the O2 Experience, hubby took care of everything and some of my family came to help start the move until I returned, which was only two days later.  It all worked out.  


Feeling incredibly blessed, I have my dining room and office now 💕 plus a little more ☺️ 

Now the fun part of unpacking is happening.  Boxes, and more boxes everywhere, lol.  

What color should I paint our new dining room? 


I plan to add wainscoting and reupholster our chairs to a shade of gray.  Painted was left from previous owner, it’s not going to stay there.  Also they left us the most beautiful pewter chandelier in the attic, the current one in the dining room is gold and I had planned to spray paint it, so what a wonderful surprise it was to find one in the attic!  Spam me with your ideas…. 

I have tons saved on Pinterest 

Take a look at this

What are your thoughts on repurposing a table? I can’t wait to fix ours! Have you done anything like this, what are tips you might share?

I’ve got a crush….

On Willing Beauty of course!

Want to be part of our up and coming club?  Being in the Crush Club you will earn Golden Hearts rewards that you can redeem on products.  Doesn’t that sound amazing?  I know you want to know more…..

Join the Crush Club for free, earn Golden Hearts for all your purchases!  Every $1 is equal to 10 Golden Hearts.  You will also receive a shopping link to share, social sharing is the future, and when your friends purchase Willing Beauty or Willa you will receive Golden Hearts from their purchase!  Why wouldn’t they want to try our better-for-you skincare line?  Its risk free with our 100% HAPPINESS GUARANTEE!  That is how confident we are that you will love our amazing skincare line.  You can feel good about using it  and sharing it too.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 

AMAZING!  Did anyone catch The TODAY Show this morning?! Origami Owl’s customizable jewelry was featured for Mother’s Day thanks to Good Housekeeping magazine! (Watch this video—we’re at 3:25.)It’s not too late for you to purchase a unique, meaningful gift for your mom, sister or wife—watch this video and let me help you make the BEST gift for that special mom in your life!

www.today.com/series/gift-guide/mother-s-day-gift-ideas-10-keepsake-gifts-mom-will-t111105

Impact

What a powerful statement!  This was a topic of discussion at my Weight Watchers meeting this morning.  

What you THINK….determines how you FEEL….which determines what you DO

#MindBlown

Simple mom, Simple life 💛

What is happening in your life? 

https://vimeo.com/213771177

So happy & excited to get my Willing Beauty box in the mail yesterday! Have you heard of Willing Beauty yet? I would love to tell you all about our better for you skincare line 💛

Autism Awareness Month 

I simply love our force for good specials each month!  Be the missing puzzle piece and give back! Starting April 18 at Noon CT through April 24 at 11:59 p.m. CT, or while supplies last*, you can purchase our limited-time “Love You to Pieces” Silver Twist Living Locket® look for just $29 USD | $38 CAD. Origami Owl® will donate $1 from every look purchased to benefit the Autism Society in the U.S. and Autism Canada in Canada. This exclusive look has a retail value of $57 USD | $75 CAD. You’ll find it on my O2 website by clicking  Shop > What’s New > Force for Good or just click here!

Origami Owl is honored to support the Autism Society and Autism Canada. 

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, strives to improve the lives of everyone who is affected by autism. In partnership with over 100 local and state affiliates, the Autism Society supports millions of individuals and families impacted by autism. Autism Canada is a robust and efficient organization with hope, vision and a commitment to make a significant difference for Canadians living with autism and their families.

#autismawareness #forceforgood #autismspeaks #lightitupblue

Be your own kind of beautiful 

There is beauty in everything.  Beauty truly does begin with heart ❤️ A pretty face does not make you beautiful.  Being kind and courageous makes you beautiful.  Being thoughtful and loving makes you beautiful.  To have a giving heart makes you beautiful.  Living with all your heart, mind and soul is beautiful.