A New Venture

I am moving away from my usual posts today, to discuss something new.

I consider myself to be a fairly busy person. Working full-time (currently on maternity leave), being a full-time Mommy to two little ones, and everything in between. So why not add something else to the mix?

An opportunity recently fell into my lap, that I decided to jump on. An opportunity that would allow me to make some extra money, grow as an individual and a business woman, and share amazing healthy products with others. Are you curious yet?

I am pleased to say I have recently started my own business as an Independent Arbonne Consultant!


A little background about Arbonne: It is a Health and Wellness company that offers an array of skin care, healthy living nutritional products, and cosmetics that are pure, safe and beneficial. All of our products are Vegan certified, botanically based, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and formulated without animal products or by-products, mineral oils, dyes or chemical fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals; and our skin care and cosmetic products have results comparable to the highest-end products available in department stores! To top it all off, the packages are earth-friendly! How can it get any better?!

Since becoming a Mom, I am more aware of the harmful chemicals and additives that exist in what we put in and on our bodies.  The last thing I want to do is feed my kids foods that are full of anything but nutrition, or put anything unnatural on their skin. That goes for Steve and I as well. So, the decision to bring these products into my home, promote them, and sell them was more than easy.


I am beyond excited for this new opportunity and hope you can share in my enthusiasm.

If you are interested in improving your skin, nutritional wellness and caring for your body with all natural products, or if you are interested in starting your own business as an Independent Arbonne Consultant, feel free to contact me (see contact box below) and I would be more than happy to help you!



Halloween Fright

I hope everyone had a great and spooky Halloween!

We had rain for most of the day yesterday, but there was a small window for trick-or-treaters to get out before the rain started up again, along with hurricane-like winds (which are much worse today).

I wasn’t quick enough to get out to take pictures of our house before all of that started, so I only got a couple of not-so-great photos.


I meant to get out sooner but didn’t get the opportunity.

It took EVERYTHING to get Maxton into his monkey costume. The costume was huge on him last Halloween, so I decided he could wear it again this year, not to mention how cute he looked in it last year.

We had a little Halloween party with some friends last weekend, and my friend managed to snap a great photo of all the kids dressed up!


My success wasn’t as great, trying to get a picture of Maxton, Everly and my Afro Samurai.


I must say, Everly makes a VERY cute watermelon. Such a warm little costume!

DSC_0640After finally convincing Maxton to put his costume on, I had Everly strapped in the carrier, ready to go trick-or-treating, when the doorbell rings, and Maxton answers it with Steve. Maxton lets out this ear-piercing cry and runs into the corner, almost running into the wall. I look over and there is a little boy standing in a Hulk costume, complete with a scary mask. The kid had scared the pants off Maxton.

I felt so bad for him! It’s the first time he has really been scared of anything to the point of crying. I was able to calm him down, and we were about to walk out the door again. As soon as I opened it, there was a boy dressed up in an alien costume, with what I considered to be a scary mask. That was it. Maxton immediately screamed and started hysterically crying and screaming “go back” (I assume he was speaking to the alien), and trying to climb up Steve’s leg. It took 20 minutes and some M&M’s to calm him down, so we closed the door on going out to trick-or-treat. I pray those scary masks don’t give him nightmares, and he doesn’t remember it next year.

Happy Halloween!