• Arbonne,  Homeschool

    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…

  • Arbonne

    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…

  • 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…

  • Arbonne

    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

  • Gift Guides

    10 Last-Minute Gifts for Anyone on Your List

    We’ve all been there: Standing in the aisle at the first store you can find, searching for something — anything — to throw into a gift bag and bring to a party as your contribution. Coming up with a last-minute gift can be a stressful scramble, especially if you still want to give the appearance that you did carefully consider your choice. Need a few last-minute gift ideas to keep in your back pocket this year? Here are 10 things you can easily find for anyone on your list: 1. A quality notebook. Despite the fact that we live in a world of technology, we still need to write things…

  • Family,  Home,  Homeschool

    10 Things Organized Moms Do Every Day

    We all can think of that one mom who has her whole life together! Her home is completely organized, and she can find everything she needs without a second thought. She may not quite be Wonder Woman, but she’s close. Here are 10 things organized moms do every day so you can learn to be one, too. They get dressed for the day ahead When organized moms get up in the morning, they prepare for the day by getting dressed. This sets the tone for their day and keeps them ready for anything. They don’t wait until dinner time to start dinner Organized moms start their dinner in the morning.…

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    ‘Kind Is The New Classy’ – Book Review

    In Candace Cameron Bure’s book “Kind is the New Classy,” she explains all about how you make a huge impact on the world by simply choosing kindness. In this book, Candace discusses hard decisions in her life, such as putting her acting career on hold to raise her kids and how she returned to acting afterward. Candace believes that what makes women truly remarkable is kindness, love, patience, faithfulness and self-control. Here are four life lessons that you can take away from her newest book. Keep your cool under pressure One of Candace’s biggest lessons in this book is learning to keep cool under pressure. As a mom, it’s easy…

  • Recipes

    Orange Salmon with Apricot Horseradish Salsa

    Ingredients 1 orange, cut into half circles4 4-oz center-cut boneless, skinless salmon fillets1 tsp safflower oil1/2 tsp ground cumin1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper1/4 tsp sea salt Salsa 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced1/3 cup diced unsweetened dried apricots1/4 cup finely chopped red onion1 1/2 tbsp grated fresh horseradish1/2 tsp organic evaporated cane juice1 tsp orange zest1/4 cup fresh orange juice Preparation To a 4-qt slow cooker, arrange orange slices on the bottom. Arrange salmon fillets, skinned side down over top oranges. Drizzle oil evenly over fillets. Sprinkle evenly with cumin, pepper and salt. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until opaque in center,…

  • Arbonne

    Beauty and Bath Products with Ginger that I Love!

    Ginger has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps generate circulation and even out skin-tone — especially hyperpigmentation. I use them in both my beauty routine and at bath time — for my entire family! Here are my favorite beauty and bath products with ginger. ABC Arbonne Baby Care Body Lotion Formulated for delicate skin, this soothing blend with natural emollients shea butter, aloe, and chamomile gently nourishes baby’s dry skin. Safe for sensitive skin, it’s designed to deliver gentle moisture so everything else can be smooth as a baby’s bottom too. Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads & Solution  Arbonne Intelligence® Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads and Resurfacing Solution Clinically proven to improve skin…

  • Arbonne,  Essential Oils

    5+ Reasons to Include More Ginger in Your Life

    Apart from being one of the most delicious spices on the planet, ginger also has a bunch of powerful medicinal properties. This is why it has also been in use since centuries for the natural treatment of several health disorders. Ginger is packed with bioactive compounds and nutrients, which makes it one of the best herbs to add more of to your meals. So whether you’re planning to have your own herb garden and grow ginger yourself, or are just taking a trip to the supermarket to stock up on your veggies, you know it should be there on your list. Keep reading to discover some of the best reasons…