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    Interior Design at Blue Magnolia Farm

    As many of you know, my family decided to build our new home from the ground up, making every little detail unique to us. A few months ago, we were finally able to move into Blue Magnolia farm, where I was thrilled with being able to take charge of the interior design of our home.  I will admit that it was overwhelming, so I decided to reach out to multiple companies to help me do the job. One of the businesses, Havenly, told me that they would have designers assess the space and present curated items that fit the vibe of the farm. They did a wonderful job on my…

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    My Journey With CBD

    If you actively follow healthy living blogs or keep up with the trends on health, skincare, or wellness, chances are you have heard about cannabidiol—widely known as CBD. As someone who struggles with mental health and past trauma, I have tried countless methods to improve my headspace and finally feel like I have found my solution. I sat down with Marlies Ledbetter, a good friend of mine and certified cannabis consultant who specializes in wellness—also known as the CannaBoss—to discover the amazing benefits and uses of CBD. What is CBD? To start, CBD is a part of “hemp”, the parts of the cannabis plant that cannot get you high. Although…

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    Love and Compassion Blossom at Pine Cove Summer Camp

    As a homeschooling mom, the thought of summer vacation can be a little overwhelming when you’ve As a homeschooling mom, the thought of summer vacation can be a little overwhelming. The first few summers were hard as I was trying to separate school life from personal life. I spent my days doing activities with them as if they were still in school. I wanted my kids to get the social interaction they needed to become community-oriented and develop interpersonal skills. I was trying so hard to find a social setting for them to thrive outside of our home. That’s when I discovered Pine Cove Camps. Pine Cove is a Christian…

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    Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living

    Living a healthy life isn’t an expense, it’s an investment! With a new year comes new goals and aspirations to better myself as a mom, wife, friend, and individual. Through my passion for intentional living, I decided to participate in Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living Program, which has been rewarding in all aspects of my life! Purposeful living, eating well, and shopping sustainably and ethically has led me to Arbonne, whose approach — “healthy living to improve mind, body, and skin” — resonates with me. I’ve been using Arbonne for years and love it, but I didn’t realize how deep their commitment to bettering bodies and the environment went.…

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    5 Ways to Style Spanx Leggings

    When you think of Spanx, you might think of the shapewear and undergarments that celebrities rave about, but did you know that they have clothing too? I decided to order the Faux Leather Moto Leggings to see what they are all about! Not only do I now LOVE them, but they hug my curves in all the right places and are so comfortable to wear out and about! Here are 5 ways that I style my Spanx leggings: Casual Errand Run Whether it’s a stroll in the mall or grocery shopping at my local supermarket, these leggings are so comfy and easy to style for a simple look. I paired…

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    Organizational Tips For The Garage

    There are so many fantastic ideas to use for improving and organizing our home living environment, but what do you do when it comes to the unsightly mess that becomes of the garage? Towering and toppling cardboard boxes, overstuffed tool boxes, or multiple lawn and garden tools strewn all over the place don’t exactly instill a sense of neatness do they? Never fear, help is here! Below you’ll find an easy to follow list of tips and hacks for getting your garage area in tip top shape. Labeled Bins: Getting organized begins with having a proper place to store all your needed items. Cardboard boxes can be known to attract roaches…

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    A Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Taking a Sick Day

    At some point or another, we all get sick. It’s an inevitable part of life, especially if you have kids. When a school teacher gets sick, they can call in a substitute to help them out while they take a sick day. If a homeschool mom is the one who gets sick, there usually isn’t a substitute teacher you can just call in to cover your classroom. Here is a homeschool mom’s guide to taking a sick day, because it’s bound to happen at some point! Plan ahead with a few easy homeschool lesson ideas Keep a few movies or books in mind for those days when you are feeling…

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    “Whiskey in a Teacup” — Book Review

    You may know Reese Witherspoon from her movies as an actress and even a producer. What you might not know is that she also wrote a book! Whiskey in a Teacup is Reese Witherspoon’s southern living guide that includes everything you need to know about southern cooking, entertaining, and even how to decorate your home. Here are four takeaways from this book that you must apply to your life! Be prepared for unannounced guests In the South, it’s not uncommon for someone to just drop by unannounced. Reese has a killer sweet tea recipe up her sleeve that she always has on hand for when guests drop by. She even…

  • Fashion,  Intentional Living

    What I Learned from Rent the Runway and Its Unlimited Clothing Program

    I love fashion and keeping up with the latest fashion trends. But, I have a hard time reconciling my love for having the “it” piece of clothing and still living in a responsible way — supporting brands with ethical business practices and not consuming and wasting. I was worried about how dirty my closet is. (Take the quiz to find out how dirty yours is?) And then I found Rent the Runway! Rent the Runway Rent the Runway allows you to have thousands of options for new and fashionable clothing right at your fingertips. You can adjust your plan to meet your style, size, and even your budget! The retail…

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    Why Arbonne? Here’s 4 Good Reasons Why!

    My passion for living intentionally, eating well and shopping sustainably and ethically has led me to Arbonne, whose approach “HEALTHY LIVING TO IMPROVE MIND, BODY AND SKIN,” truly resonates with me. In 2018, I co-founded LÁRO, a lifestyle brand committed to combatting human trafficking through sustainable and ethical business practices. In doing research for LÁRO, I realized that my shopping, eating and skin care practices were seriously lacking! Bad for my body, the Earth and for others. I had been using Arbonne for years and LOVED it, but didn’t realize how deep their commitment to bettering bodies and the environment truly went. Arbonne‘s skincare, makeup, body care, hair care and nutrition includes…

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    10 Great Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Traveler

    As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect present for everyone on your list. If you’re shopping for someone who loves to travel, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this list! From little things to keep your favorite traveler comfortable in flight to practical presents they’ll definitely put to good use, these ten great gift ideas are sure to delight: 1 – A map. A map can make a great addition to any traveler’s home. Opt for a classic print or choose a fun scratch-off map that’ll let them uncover destinations on their map as they explore more of the world.  2 – A travel…

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    10 Gifts Your Mother-In-Law Will Love

    Finding the perfect Christmas present for your mother-in-law can be tough, but as one of the most important people on your holiday shopping list, you want to make sure she ends up with a gift she’s certain to love. If you’re feeling stumped, I’m here to help! Any one of these ten gifts is sure to satisfy even the pickiest mother-in-law out there: An electronic photo frame. While a classic framed family photo is always a thoughtful gesture, you can kick it up a notch and present her with a digital picture frame, preloaded with a collection of your family’s favorite memories. She’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness behind this gesture –…

  • Essential Oils

    6 Reasons to Include More Rosemary in Your Life

    Rosemary may have found its way into your kitchen and on your plate for different reasons, but what most of us don’t know is that this little help is actually power-packed with tons of benefits for the body. Keep reading to discover some of the best reasons to include more of rosemary into your diet (and life!). Boosts immunity Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, both of which work wonderfully together to help the immune system function at its best. Rosemary extracts have been found to help boost circulation and thereby improve the body’s ability to fight infections. Since it contains antioxidants, it can also fight…

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    My Favorite Recipes with Ginger

    There are many health benefits from using ginger. It fights infection, curbs muscle pain, reduces heart attack risk and prevents cancer. It is easy (and tasty!) to incorporate into your diet. Check out my favorite recipes below. Fire Cider Health Tonic Ginger Root Tea Coconut-Curry Braised Chicken Thighs Ginger-Miso Grilled Asparagus Lime and Ginger Drizzle Cake Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Ginger Apple Cider-Ginger Shrub Triple Ginger Biscotti Fish Stew with Ginger and Tomatoes Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie (I double the water and add Arbonne Vanilla Protein Shake Mix.) Bonus: How to Peel, Chop and Grate Ginger