School Spirit

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We got spirit, yes we do, we got spirit, how about you? Alright, Football Moms, Cheer Moms, Band Moms and everyone in between! Check out this spirited, new, limited edition Mascot Collection and see what belongs in your Living Locket to represent your home team!

Clearly Uncommitted

No surprise here!  Clearly I cannot commit to my 28 days of gifting challenge! #busymomlife

It’s close to gifting season ya’ll, which means I have tons of upcoming events!  I’m not going to knock any big chain stores but think about spreading some cheer this season by shopping small, shop local, shop with the direct sales mom’s in your community!   They/We(aka me) appreciate it more than you will ever know.

I can help you with giving the gift of beautiful skin.

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RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE for under $85 (A mix of universally appealing and more specialized skincare. Great for extended family members, close friends – those whom you have more knowledge of their skin care needs.)

Do Over & Daydream $42 Born to Glow Skin Elixir & Lip Oil $51 HY+5 Day: Do Over, Daydream, Get Set $66 HY +5 Night: Partner in Time, Sleep Over $72 willa Clear Skin regimen $48 Oct. & NBR/$68 Nov. forward one-time purchase willa Essentials regimen $68 Oct. & NBR/$68 Nov. forward one-time purchase willa Clear Skin Regimen & Peel Away Mask $62 Oct. & NBR/$82 Nov. forward one-time purchase
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THE TOPS for under $210 (The ultimate for mother, daughter, hint to husband, best friend, close relatives, anyone you want to splurge on!)

BOTH willa Regimens $96 Oct. & NBR/$136 Nov. forward one-time purchase HY+5 Regimen & Born to Glow $137 Oct. & NBR/$177 Nov. forward one-time purchase HY+5 Regimen, Born to Glow & Lip Oil $149 Oct. & NBR/$189 Nov. forward onetime purchase HY+5 Regimen, Born to Glow, Lip Oil, Peel Away Mask $163 Oct. & NBR/$203 Nov. forward one-time purchase HY+5 Regimen & willa Regimen $146 Oct. & NBR/$206 Nov. forward one-time purchase

THE ULTIMATE All regimens for a year!

Tired as a mother

I’m just tired…

I don’t know how some moms do it, having multiple kids in many different extracurricular activities. I’m exhausted just taking them to school lol!

Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee but I’m always looking for great smoothies I can make in the morning to give me energy. Do you have a favorite smoothie you love to make? I usually toss spinach, banana, frozen berries, almond milk, ground flaxseed or chia seeds in my ninja. I would love some variety though.

Hit me with your best shot.

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!

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