Berry Fat Flush Water (Detox Water Series)

Jul 31, 2015
Welcome back to the Detox Water Series! Follow along to find a detox water that meets your needs and goals.

What You'll Need:
8 oz. water
5 blueberries (fresh or frozen)
5 raspberries (fresh or frozen)
3 slices of cucumber
What You'll Need to Do:
Choose your favorite mason jar or glass.
Mix all ingredients together in the glass.
Drink three a day.
For extra fat flushing, try this recipe with a drop of lemon essential oil. Lemon essential oil is said to draw toxins out of the body and boost metabolism. I use and sell Young Living Essential Oils.
To see other recipes in the Detox Water Series, click the 'recipes' link at the top of the page.
Watermelon Detox Water

Businesses Making a Difference: Naja

Jul 29, 2015
I first heard about the lingerie brand Naja on an episode of Shark Tank. Catalina Girald  did not strike a deal with The Sharks, but what her company was doing really peaked my interest.

(All this good info is from the Naja website).

Inspired by the women she met during her 18 months of backpacking through remote countries, Colombian born Catalina started Naja with a vision: to empower women through lingerie and create a culture where women help each other.

Through Naja's partnership with the Golondrinas Foundation and the company's Underwear for Hope program, Naja helps educate single mothers so that they can learn marketable skills. Naja then employ them so that thy can help themselves and their children. Through Naja's Underwear for Hope program and our partnership with the Golondrinas Foundation in Colombia, Naja trains single or head of household mothers to sew.

A percentage of every purchase made goes toward supporting Naja's entrepreneurial sewing program for women through the Golondrinas Foundation. When you buy a bra, Naja gives you a lingerie wash bag so that you can wash your undergarments. Each lingerie bag is made at home by one of the women/single mothers that Naja employ through Underwear for Hope.

Naja offers a selection of bras, panties, and swim with comparable prices to Victoria's Secret. New subscribers get 10% off their first purchase and two or more items ship free. You an invite friends to shop at Naja by sending them a $15 off voucher. For each redeemed offer you get $15 off to shop! Naja is set apart by it's unique design and special message in each pair of panties!

Consider Naja next time you are shopping for new underthings for yourself, a wedding shower, or bachelorette party. Help support women!

Monday Madness Link Up 7.27.15

Jul 27, 2015
Hey all. Another Monday! This is my last week off before I start work on August 3. I'm starting to get pretty bored. Although I am going to miss my daily naps.

My dad was in last week and we got to spend an entire day together just the two of us! I can't remember the last time that happened. My dad is seriously the coolest guy ever and he means a lot to me. It was nice just to have some one on one time with him. Plus, he's pretty handy so he happily looked at some stuff around the house for us.
Last Thursday I headed over to my school bff's Kelly to a swim (or float). She literally lives a one minute drive from my house. Our other classmates Lissy and Hannah came over too. It was so cool to hang out and talk about our externships and job offers.
I didn't take any pics because I am a horrible blogger, but I did get this cute new suit!
Hope you all have a lovely week!

Watermelon Detox Water (Detox Water Series)

Jul 24, 2015
Watermelon is the flavor of Summer 2015. Treat your body to watermelon detox water after all those bar-b-que spreads and summer wedding cake slices.
What You'll Need:
8 oz. of water
5 chunks of watermelon
1 strawberry, thinly sliced
What You'll Need To Do:
Choose your favorite mason jar or glass.
Mix all ingredients together in the glass.
Wait 5 minutes before drinking. This allows the flavor to infuse into the water.

Watermelon is said to help flush toxins from the body and improves liver and kidney function. The strawberry adds not only flavor but vitamins too!

Celebrating Summer Television

Jul 22, 2015
After a long day in the sun I like to relax in the air conditioning taking in some summer television. Growing up I was always stuck with watching reruns of my favorite shows, but now networks offer brand new shows for the summer. Here's what I've been watching:

//1// The Astronauts Wives Club

This ABC show is inspired by Lily Koppel's best-selling book of the same name. The series tells the true story of the women who stood beside some of American history's biggest heroes, the men of Mercury 7, during the height of the space race in the 1960s.

I love this time period and love following the story of the space race through the eyes of the wives of astronauts such John Glenn and Alan Sheppard. It's not clear if this is going to be a regular series or an 10-episode mini series of sorts. My favorite character is the feisty Trudy Cooper played by Odette Annable.

Airs Thursdays @ 8pm EST on ABC.

//2// Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot follows a young computer programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking. He's recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot (played by Christian Slater).

The first couple of episodes were outstanding, but it has turned dark. The reason I stick with it is because the actual story line is soooo good, even if it has been over shadowed in recent episodes.

USA, Wednesdays @ 10pm EST, be there.

//3// Chasing Life

Chasing Life, which premiered in 2014, follows 24-year-old April Carver after she is diagnosed with leukemia and the effects it has on the people around her. This show has both a winter and summer seasons. This season we follow April juggling a wedding and a new career on top of her ongoing battle with cancer.

I love watching April's love story with Leo. Hopefully her soft spot for ex Dominic doesn't put her relationship with Leo in jeopardy.

Watch it on Mondays on ABC Family at 9pm EST.

//4// Big Brother

Season 17 is here! Big Brother is the best reality show of the summer where 16 house guests move in and compete against each other to be the last house guest standing to win $500,000.

I've gotten sucked in to every single season. #BOB #TwinTwist #POV

Airs on CBS on Sundays and Wednesday at 8pm EST and on Thursdays at 9pm EST.
What are you watching this summer?

Updates + Monday Madness Link Up 7.20.15

Jul 20, 2015
Boy, oh boy! There has been a lot going on.

I graduated! I completed all my course work, the certification exam, and my externship. So, I can officially say that I am a register medical assistant! Also, I had multiple interviews last week. I've decided to join a team at an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) office. I am so excited to get started at the beginning of August!
My sister came from Pennsylvania for my graduation so we got to spend some much time together!

We headed to Eastown for a painting class, a walk by Reed Lake, and a sweet treat at Jersey Junction.




My sister Courtney.

We also had a great beach day in Grand Haven and yummy lunch right on the water!

Tempura Shrimp... mmmmm!

We also made a fire and had s'mores and visited Anna's House, a breakfast place, that I've been wanting to go to.

Where's my s'more, Mom?

My graduation was last week Monday. My husband and sister were there along with my parents-in-law and one of my brothers-in-law.


Congrats ladies!

After the ceremony we went to Stella's downtown with my school BFF and her family.

Nick's brother and my sister.
The in-laws (Nick's parents)
My school bff Kelly and her daughter. 

I got a new phone for graduation! It's the Galaxy S5 which is 12 steps up from what I was using. My sister also got me an amazing birthday gift... 
 Kate Middleton paper dolls!!!

Make sure to have a fantastic week - and link up below! 

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