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Welcome to my own little corner of the Web! I love my family and do what I can to leave as little of a carbon footprint on this beautiful earth we call home. We have become a paperless kitchen family! We make a lot of our stuff homemade. I love coffee and web browsing on blogs/facebook/pinterest, healthy organic (GMO free) cooking, and lots of kisses from Chris, Aiden, Coren and Mason...I am complete. I thrive to make our lives better. I have began a new stage in my life for my children. I want to show health to my children and what better way thru our every day life. I am currently on a weight loss journey and I will be sharing my success and failures on here. I am here to motivate and keep me accountable to reclaim my health and get my life back! Enjoy the ride :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Being Vegan and weight loss

This summer has been really hard on me.  Its been so hot cooking just hasn't been on my 1st thing to do.  Let alone cooking 2 separate meals :(  Its hard living a vegan life in a carnivore household.  I'm still losing weight because I watch what I eat but I have cheated and had some chicken and cheese.  Starting tomorrow I am going to be blogging more which helps me with my new life style.  Like I said before I'm not vegan for the politics, I'm vegan for the life changing affects I have become more energetic and have given up most of my coffee consumption since making the change.  I have lost 30lbs since I became vegan and hope to continue to lose.  I need to make sure I get more excerise in.  Since the weather is a little cooler I am going to start walking with the kids more too.  I need motivation and blogging seams to help me tremendously.   Here are a few pictures of my weight loss so far.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Blessed with Giveaways!

I've been on a roll the last month for winning giveaways.  Here are a few thing I have won in the last few weeks.

1st:  Mini photo shoot with K See Images and an adorable baby/toddler hat made from Oli J Blankets, Accessories & More.  I will be getting Masons 9 month pictures done on the 16th at 7 Oaks Farm in Central Point.

2nd: Wine Cabinet from Garrison's Home Furnishings.  I'm giving this to my brother and his beautiful soon to be bride for there engagement present. 

3rd: A Diamond Knot Pendant from Kranichs

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Book Review Thurdsday ~ Essentially Raw

Essentially Raw by Marie Saratakis
On Amazon: $12.95
Kindle: $0.00

  Bug Repellent!!!!

The awesomeness of what I read today was...... about coconut oil and peppermint.

Mixing together some coconut oil and peppermint extract makes a potent insect repentant.  It even hydrates your skin at the same time. If you forget repellent and get bit, no worries,apply some coconut oil to the affected area after the fact for some instant itch relief. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Took time off!

I took a week off and starting Monday you will see a new blog daily :)  Have a great weekend friends!