Wednesday, May 11, 2016

apart of my clean journey was to STOP BUYING processed food! I was sickened every time I threw them in the grocery cart knowing what they were filled with.. my top foods that I cringed about buying were snack foods for my kids.


I have been fortunate that my kids LOVE their fruits and veggies but buying them and keeping them fresh all week well that is another story. So I have had this food dehydrator in my Amazon wish list for months.. Too afraid to purchase because I wasn't sure if I would use it enough.. But a few eels again I finally decided that it was time to buy it.



I told myself I had to make at least one thing a week with it.. And so far I have stuck to my guns. On Saturday I bought some strawberries because they are inexpensive right now since they are in season.. But they go bad quickly. So last night I cleaned and sliced them up and put them on the racks set the temp to 375 degrees and let the dehydrator do its job over night.




So here my girls are snacking on their healthy no sugar added, no chemicals, or nasty harmful infredent strawberry chips.. I made twin half bins and they ate them ALL.




So easy, timeless and to me priceless knowing my kids are eating healthy snack alternatives.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Dear Husband




To My Husband,

I didn't know you would be my forever love but I sure am glad you are...

If there is one thing I am truly grateful for it is the man you where when you came into mylife and the man you have become. You have never failed me, left me or made me feel less then who I was. Your love is the purest of loves and I am not sure how God placed you with me, but I am so thankful and blessed that he did. I pray for you, for our love and that for eternity we will always meet right in the middle as we always do. For your love is the gratest gift I have ever been given and I shall never take that for granted.

Most poeple search their entire life for just a glimps of the love we have... but we are lucky enough to have found it, build from it and grow from it, that now we are so solid, our foundation will never be broken!

You Will FOREVER Be My ALWAYS,
Your Wife




























Monday, May 9, 2016

Process of Illumination

So my kids can consume more stuff then most do in their entire lifetime. It just amazes me. This last month I have slowly been working on getting our home cleared of clutter and organized and a huge part of my home that leaves me feeling like ugh and overwhelmed is the bedrooms. I mean look at my youngest daughters room... would you want to play in here? would you want to even go in here? would you even know where to start to clean it all? that's been my problem and my biggest stress about cleaning.


So I have come to the conclusion that yes "Less is More" and yes its true the less you have the more you appreciate it. So my kids don't need millions of toys and clothing.. they just need a few.. they just need what they will really play with. So I started to toss and make piles of what to donate.
It took me sometime but man does her room look better and seriously I like that everything has a place and isn't just tossed in a toy box or open bins.




My process of illumination was I asked my self these questions:
  1. Do they play with it?
  2. Does it have meaning?
  3. Is it broken?
  4. Is it faded? 
  5. Does it fit?
  6. Would I honestly allow them to wear it in public? (I know it sounds silly but trust me some clothing items are questioned)
Then  I made three piles:
  1. To be given to my nephew and niece (the are younger)
  2. Donate
  3. Toss
After that I bagged them up and then started my organizing. I tried to keep the kids occupied with a movie or craft so they couldn't come in to reclaim items I decided we weren't keeping and that was it. Now this room seem put together clean and inviting.

What do you think? Now to move to the other kids rooms...

Sunday, May 8, 2016

No regret



So yesterday I finally did it. I gathered all our cleaning chemicals and I tossed them in the trash. I have been wanting to do this for months, but I couldn't strike up,the nerve not until I had something to replace them with, something better, something that left my house just as sparkly clean as they did.
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I knew cleaning products where toxic, that they had harsh chemicals. I mean no wonder every time I took out my bathroom cleaner I would get a killer headache and a rash if my skin came into contact with it. But I had to kill off germs, and bacteria so it seemed to be my only choice. That was until a sweet friend of mine invited me to an online party she was having about some cleaning products that were suppose to be as simple as just adding water. I was like "um ok" but deep down I was like this is just another scam or joke, just trying to get people in. But out of support for her party I attended. Now my friend doesn't sell these products she just wanted to share them so I figured if I joined the party and didn't purchase no feelings would be hurt. So in the weeks leading up to the party the sales consultant shared information and videos. I watched a few but still didn't want to get pulled in because again I didn't want to believe that I didn't need harsh chemicals to clean my home with.

Then there was this post that had a video that shared what these simple cloths were all about, (just click here and I will share it with you all as well) and my gut said you have to learn more. So I started researching everything I could. I read all her post following that video and I read review after review and I can tell you everything I read made me more and more excited.

So I made my first purchase I logged in and bought the Household Package which I figured was all I needed..

But then I attended the online party and she shared more poducts and more information that I was again blown away by. I started reading reviews on the mop, the toilet brush, the paste, the blue diamond cleaner, the laundry soap and oh my I wanted it ALL! So now I am building my cleaning supply closet with these amazing products and I couldn't feel happier about it.

If you want to learn more here is the link to the company and product infor.. Norwex.

Oh and yes I did make the decision to become an indecent consultant for them because yes I am that passionate about their products.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Back to Blogging

I know it's been almost 3 years since my last blog post.. But here is a small catch up..

Hello.. Thanks for stopping by. I am sure you are reading this to see WHY I decided to start a blogging again.

I am still a stay at home mom to my three wonderful daughters who are truly the most amazing little people I know. My husband an I will cel grate 8 years of marriage on May 10th and he has been my rock through lots of life's roller coasters these last 3 almost 4 years.

I went back to work in 2014 when my oldest started kinder and we bought a home. I worked on and off for a while but ended up deciding to go to school last year to get my cosmetology license but recently I have had to face some medical challenges that have caused me to have to revert back to being a stay at home mom full time again.

Due to my recent diagnosis and with trying to find ways to live a somewhat normal life, I have decided it's time I clean up the way we eat, our daily routines and the products we use and start living a healthier, toxic and chemical free life to better improve the quality of our lives and health.

My blog has always been about our journey, our story and I want to continue that here on my original blog.. The one that is home to me.

I hope you follow in our journey and find our way is encouraging, educating and inspiring!

Melissa
xoxo

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