Thursday, April 28, 2016

The More Of Less By Joshua Becker

The More Of Less By Joshua Becker
Rating: 5 Stars

In 2014, I stumbled across Becoming Minimalist and started reading with interest. In January 2015, My husband and I decided that we were going to make the choice to get rid of clutter and simplify our life.

Since then we have cleaned out the house, garage, shop, barn and attic and have gotten rid of truck loads of stuff. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve never been ‘pack-rats’, but we simply had a lot of stuff that we didn’t use, just taking up space. You can find my blog post with pictures here.

I like to think of myself as a cozy, comfortable minimalist…. I’ll never have total bare walls or get rid of all my photo’s, etc., but I do love a clean, non cluttered home and continue to get rid of things on a daily basis.

"Living with less isn't about having bare walls and no furniture. It's about getting rid of the clutter, so you can enjoy the things that you love." –Rhoda A Kindred

In Joshua Becker's latest book, The More of Less, he talks about the benefits of owning less stuff. While I didn't necessarily find anything new, it’s a good read that everyone can benefit from. Most people don’t realize how much clutter weighs them down. Joshua Becker defines minimalism as the intentional promotion of things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from them. Minimalism doesn't mean owning nothing and giving up everything. When we let possessions own us, we don't enjoy what we value most in life.

“Living with less is about having more…. more time, more money, more quality… it’s about adding to your life, not taking away.” – Rhoda A Kindred

All in all, this is a great book to read if you're looking to be inspired or want a more simple lifestyle. 

More info on the author and book found here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Blogging For Books book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Our family tries our best to reduce, reuse, and recycle, not just on Earth Day, But Every Day! I believe we should take care of this beautiful earth God has given us to enjoy! Here are some ways to Go Green this Earth Day!

This past week we have been busy planting trees..... 

One way that our family helps the earth is by using Shaklee products. 

In the 1960's Shaklee introduced Basic-H® Concentrated Organic Cleaner, one of the first nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners

In 1990 Shaklee’s nontoxic and biodegradable Basic-H® was chosen as one of the first official Earth Day products. 

In 2000 Shaklee became the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset its CO2 emissions.

Please visit the following link to see more of Shaklee's Environmental Achievements!

Two Earth Day products I highly recommend are:

The Get Clean Kit

Shaklee's Get Clean Kit is natural, nontoxic and Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet®.

No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals and outperforms 20 national leading brands.

You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!

When you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet: You keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

Consider this: one family deciding to convert to our non-toxic biodegradable household cleaners keeps the equivalent of 5,000 bottles of conventional “ready-to-use” glass cleaner out of landfills. 

Get Clean Year of Water
Get Clean® Water is a revolutionary new water filtration pitcher system certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to reduce up to 99% of lead 1 —as well as dozens of other nasty contaminants that can turn up in your water and may be harmful to your health.
This Starter Pack contains all you need to get one full year of healthier, great-tasting Water!

Cleaner, healthier water and a cleaner, healthier planet? We can all drink to that!

When you order a Get Clean Starter Kit today, you will get a FREE Shaklee membership, saving you 15% off the retail price on your kit and any future orders. (no annual fee or minimum requirements!). AND when your total order is $150 or more (April 22- 28, 2016) You will also receive a FREE Shaklee Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Wipes! To place an order, please visits:

Monday, April 11, 2016

How to Review a Product Company

Any one can find a bad review on any company. My husband always says about reviews... "If you are looking for bad reviews, you'll find them. If your looking for good ones, you'll find them too." He has an extremely good point. People that write reviews all have their own opinions and some even have a hidden agenda - for example, instead of contacting customer service, they'd rather write a review and drag the company through the mud, without giving the company a chance to right the wrong.

So here's what you need to know when it comes to reviews.

There's going to be good ones and bad ones..... that's not the point.

When reviewing a product company, look for the scientific research, the published health journals, the studies. Look to see if the company is owned or partly owned by a doctor, the scientist or the research company. Do they benefit by giving the company a good review? Look for outside studies.

The other thing I would like to make clear.... some products may make you feel good and you will even see some results with some products. But what you don't realize is; those products with chemicals, synthetic materials, pesticides, trace leads, etc. will do more harm to your body in the long run.

It's kinda like a drug addict. When they are on a high - they feel good. However, if they continue to take drugs, they will suffer from medical problems and they may even die.

Please, if you are gonna take supplements, energy drinks, weight loss products, or use what you think are natural products, you owe it to yourself to do the research..... changing brands may save your life!

I have called the companies. I have asked the questions. I have done the research. That is why, when it comes to my family's health, I have chosen to partner with Shaklee - the #1 Natural Nutrition Company in the USA - the only company that has the scientific proof to back their claims.

But please, don't take my word for it. Research it for yourself.
Here is a link to the Five Questions to Ask when researching a nutritional company.

Monday, April 4, 2016

DIY Embroidery Hoop Orb

Metal Orbs are the 'in' decor item right now. Orbs come in all shapes and sizes. There are natural rope orbs, glass orbs, ceramic orbs, metal orbs, foil finish orbs, wooden orbs..…there’s an orb out there for everyone! However, some of these orbs can cost quite a pretty penny. So, if you love a well decorated home and you don't want to brake the bank... make your own wooden embroidery hoop orb. They are inexpensive, look great and are easy to make.

Here's what you need:

1. Disassemble each embroidery hoop. (you should have 4 total pieces)
2. Using a foam brush stain all surfaces of each embroidery hoop piece. Let dry completely. 

3. Slide pieces together to form an orb as shown below. To assemble, use the two “inside” pieces of the embroidery hoops and slide one inside the other. Add a third hoop (one of the outer edges) and tighten it closed. Add the fourth hoop around all three of them, and Tighten hoop screws as needed.

4. Find a place to display your beautiful wooden orb and enjoy!
Do you have any wooden embroidery hoops laying around? Why not create something lovely?

P.S. If you decide you want to use them to embroidery again, just take them apart and go at it! "Decor you can use"! Haha!


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