Check out these changes to the premium starter kit! Valor and Peace and Calming were removed from the kit due to supply back in 2015, but now they are back! Such an amazing kit, upgraded with two oils and a Thieves hand purifier. These oils have changed our family, and they can do it for you too. #ylpremiumstarterkit#getstartedtoday#wellnesspurposeabundance
How do you like your popcorn on this random #nationalpopcornday ? My favorite is homemade (by my sister cause mine still can’t hold a candle to hers 🙄) pan cooked on the stove in coconut oil and always heavily salted. For a fun twist sometimes I like to drizzle melted butter, a couple drops of lime vitality (for a massive bowl) and stir it all together! 😍 😋
It is Friday night and I am cozy in my little home office. As I am sitting here preparing all my content for the upcoming week I am enjoying the sound of rain. I also have on my cozy robe, drinking some hot tea in my shamu mug from seaworld 3 yrs ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nothing better than a cozy working evening
I have to keep reminding myself of this truth in caring for my family as well. My girls (especially Britt) don’t always need [or want] big fancy surprise dates and grand gestures of love. Some cuddles, slurpees and a “smiling voice” should never be underestimated.
Flashback Saturday...is that a thing? Let's make it a thing. 🤷🏽♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This moment was brought to you by the dedication of that little nugget in white. It was a great day and a wonderful moment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you know what made it great? Not just the event of the day, but the people who surrounded it. Not only did I have these cutie pies, but a lot of very close family and sister-friend who drove over 4 hours to make it there in time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Their presence mattered that day, and it was all of us together that made that moment all the more precious to me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our relationship with God is the same. He really doesn't need grand events, elaborate retreats, hours of time, or even decorative bibles, even though those things all have their place. All He desires is our sincere hearts seeking after our Savior.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Y'all. All He wants is us. Flaws and all. Messy moments or fragments, He just wants us to be present with Him. Sometimes, like in this moment, it will require preparation and planning. In others, just the willing heart and the purpose to turn to the one who matters most.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If we want more moments that matter, we have to make time for the One who matters most.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do you do to meet with God? How do you carve out space for Him and the people who fill you up in the middle of daily living? I'd love to hear and learn from you too. Thanks for sharing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instacart is my new thing. No energy days no longer mean that we go without food. Being busy beyond belief no longer means that I have to somehow fit in a trip to the store. I no longer have to somehow add in grocery shopping when I’m trying to keep our mornings just for homeschool and our evenings are for family time. I no longer have to fight my or my children’s impulse requests because we are hungry and grocery shopping. We are actually sticking to our budget and our meal plans. It has been a glorious month. I don’t use it as often as I thought I would because I’m more aware of what we need and waiting to have a $35 minimum means that I’m more willing to make things work based on what’s in the house already. I don’t think that I’ve ever actually stepped into the Whole Foods here before but because I can easily price check items from different stores, I’m finding that some of my produce and frozens are actually less expensive (and organic) at Whole Foods than at Aldi. I haven’t been to Costco in over a month either! Really, this has been pretty great. Now I just need to figure out how to get rid of these plastic bags. That is really the only downside at this point. #largefamily#fibrolife#parttimeprofessor#homeschoolmom#groceryhaul#instacart
Happy Weekend! I'm twinning with my little baby girl today! 👯
Also, I've been feeling the no makeup look lately. Anyone else?!
I just want to pretend I live on an island and all I do is chill on the beach all day fresh faced and salty hair.
Close enough. 😆🌊
19 73an hour ago
Yesterday was National Winnie the Pooh Day and these simple words from Christopher Robin encouraged me!
“You’re BRAVER than you believe,
STRONGER than you seem,
And SMARTER than you think.”
You are, too!
Motherhood requires courage, strength, and wisdom...
How do you encourage yourself when you’re having a rough time?
What helps you persevere as a loving momma from day to day?
3 9an hour ago
The Premium Starter Kit just got better (I never thought that was possible)!
Now includes Peace & Calming and Valor. Two of Young Livings most popular blends!!
AND Thieves Hand purifier which we are totally obsessed with at our house!! I stash this stuff everywhere I can!
Check out my stories for the low down on how to use your oils. OR hit that link in the bio when you’re ready to join the crazy hippie tribe.
Down syndrome & metabolism 😬. Healthy living comes from healthy lifestyle choices. Healthy lifestyle choices comes from learning healthy habits!
As a mom of 2 teenage boys w DS, I get it!!! They literally would stuff themselves if I let them! 🥬 habits➡️lifestyle ➡️living 🥬kid learn to love what we love!!! 🥬kids love adventure and weird things so let them 🧪 experiment in the kitchen. 🥬kids lovevto do thing “their way” so let them “build their own” 🍕, 🌮, 🌯 and more BUT ONLY SUPPLY veggie loaded options! 😘 🥬get them involved in your workout routine!! Yes it’s great to have some alone time, but they learn by example 👊🏻🙌🏼 🥬teach them smart portion control at a young age!!! Show them what plates should look like 🍽
Kids don’t have to struggle with weight, as parents we can help them live stronger healthier lives. BUT WE MUST START WITH OURSELVES! .
0 27an hour ago
There’s no “PERFECT TIME” to workout. We always think that we need to wait for our day to be less chaotic, or the stars need to be perfectly aligned for it to be the “RIGHT TIME” to get our butt in gear to exercise.
There 👏 is 👏 no 👏 right 👏 time 👏
There will always be chaos, more to do, dishes in the sink, loads of laundry, diapers to change, work to do…
You need to just stop waiting and accept that you need to schedule it in amongst the chaos of your day. Even if its only 10 minutes at a time.
Right now, I homeschool my preschool-3rd grade kids, I’m starting a business, I get migraines that will basically knock me on my ass for an entire day. I have to MAKE THE TIME. Even if its only in 5-10 minute bursts.
These straw horns are so fun 😀 My kids (and husband) have been experimenting for an hour with them.
1. Chew on the end of the straw to flatten about a one inch section.
2. Cut the flattened end into a “v” like a pencil point.
3. Put the flattened point into your mouth and blow.
4. Experiment by cutting the straw shorter. The shorter the straw the higher the pitch. We also cut holes into the straw to make a recorder like instrument. 😀
Got TWO fun things in the mail last night!!!💥💥💥💥 💥CBD SAMPLE KITS!
💥A COOL NEW BAG!
Which link do u want😜🤔
1 9an hour ago
We took a little trip to a fire station with the Scouts this morning. Besides the fun of learning about fire engines and talking to a fireman, we learned that firemen are in “school” all the time. The kids also got to hear that the firemen have to do a lot of math in their heads very quickly in order to save lives. It made me so happy. 😃
1 7an hour ago
🍦Ice Cream in a Bag🍦
I thought every elementary school kid made this, but Mr. Tot Time had never heard of it. So, which team are you:
A. Yes! This is a classic 🙋🏻♂️🙋♀️
B. Ice cream in a bag? Say what?! 😱
Really, any excuse to have ice cream is a win in my book 😉 but learning was the cherry on top 🍒
We grabbed a gallon bag and filled it with ice. Add 4-6 tablespoons of salt 🧂. Grab a sandwich bag and add 1/2 cup milk, 2 tablespoons sugar (we used coconut sugar), and a drop of vanilla. Add the small bag to the large bag and shake, shake, shake 💃
Little ones are naturally curious! This STEM activity was a fun (and delicious 😋) introduction to chemical reactions 🧪 I love watching her sweet little curiosity grow and her eyes light up as science comes to life before her eyes 👀
Best part! Enjoy every last drop 🍦
17 131 hours ago
•..if I know what love is, it’s because of you• 💓
•all week, my oldest (8) has been asking me to write her notes and leave them in a little envelope she made—I have since filled almost two envelopes 💌•
Once upon a time I wanted to help others heal, so in college I studied counseling. Then I wanted to help others heal holistically so I began studying to be a holistic practitioner. Then just as I was finishing up very quickly I had three baby girls and my whole heart wanted to focus on the home. And I jumped head first into homemaking.
My heart is still very much focused on the home. And the activities I invest my time in reflect that. But there’s still that deep seated desire to help others in there healing.
So this year, my 40th year, I decided I wanted to spend more time focused on nurturing that desire along with the areas of homemaking I love most.
Crafting more, cooking with my girls (something I struggle with), bread baking & more sewing (probably will need new clothes from all the baking😂), more knitting (with no sweaters...see previous knitting rant), more herbs & flowers in my garden. And specifically a return to more focused studying, this time around centered on herbs....my favorite. Not sure where this will lead, maybe no where really, but I am so very excited about the journey because it feels like exactly what I should be doing. ✨🌿
p.s. thanks if you’ve read this far!😘
DIY Ten Frame! 😄🎉
So I was cleaning out my garage today and found my son's old Melissa & Doug wooden construction playset. My twins and I were playing with it and I discovered that one of the board pieces has five holes! Yippee! So just glue two pieces together (or keep them separate), and you have your own hands-on ten frame! Our marbles fit perfectly in the holes!
You don't know how excited this makes me!!! I would love to own all the pretty wooden manipulatives, but we just don't have the money or space for them all. So yay for a diy!
3 101 hours ago
Shakespeare is always this much fun! Prepping to put on an outstanding performance! Not only learning performance and speaking skills, but also learning how to move as a team; supporting one another, lifting everyone up. I love the skills these kids are learning!
last week I opened up a notebook to scribble out my new year thoughts and realized that this was the first time in a looong time I’ve used pen + paper for my new year reset! The mental decluttering that happens when you put your thoughts tangibly in front of your face is so. amazing. 🌷 If I don’t, mine usually swirl confidently around in my head for a while then confidently get lost again. heh. 🙈 I always spend time thinking through my priorities around New Years, what I loved about the last year, and how I want to invest my energy going forward... but this time I also wrote what my priorities AREN’T, what didn’t go so right last year, and what I won’t choose to invest my energy into these next 12 months. I’m loving that identifying those “flip-sides” is helping me keep my mind, energy and heart focused on the things that are number one instead of getting distracted with the threes and fours or tens. Now I’m praying down the lines, thanking Jesus for the joys, laying down the disappointments, and surrendering my hopes for the fresh days ahead of me. 🌾 I’m so stinkin excited about this year. 🙌🏻 How do you reset? A notebook, goal chart, vision board? I love hearing the methods behind others’ success habits. 🌱 #growth#mymotherhood
3 411 hours ago
I feel the need to confess-- In my doctor's office there's a children's bookshelf in the waiting area (of course, I run straight to it). And from this shelf, children are allowed to take a book home. My confession? I took one 🙄...the very book you see here in this picture. I couldn't help it-- while reading it in the waiting room I laughed out loud (ya know, that real loud kind of bah-ha-ha-ha belly laugh?) and fell instantly in love! It is absolutely one of the funniest picture books I think I've read.
If you have the opportunity to read Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
And oh, just one last thing... at my upcoming doctor's appointment I will be donating a stack of children's books to redeem myself. 😊
Thank you Bernard Waber for writing and illustrating such a wonderful book. It truly is a literary delight.
Seriously aging backwards don’t y’all think????
“I started my #health journey a little over 3 1/2 years ago. It was for #weightloss only. I didn’t know better. I didn’t know about #guthealth. I didn’t know how important #glucosemetbolism balance was for everyone.
I lost some weight pretty quickly in the beginning. Then I hit a plateau. I stopped exercising. I got comfortable. Life happened.
But then I got serious about #exercise. I added Ease into my #supplement routine. I added the Slim HC to help with my evening snacking. These plant 🌱 based supplements are a tool~ but we have to do our part too! These pictures are a year apart. They represent the 2nd half of my journey so far. It just keeps getting better and better. ❤️ My kids and husband deserve to have the BEST of me. I deserve the best of me. We have to be #proactive about our health. It has to be a priority!!” -Angel P.
I was looking through my pile of “mommy” books, and figured I’d share my favorites! Each one of them have made me think and pray about what God desires for me and my family. I love reading books like these... they renew my spirit and remind me why we do what we do. ❤️ #bookstagram
My hands are definitely full most days and my kids tend to sometimes think I’m a human jungle gym. But I am loving every bit of it right now... don’t get me wrong I have my days of being tired and completely overwhelmed, but I know one day I will miss this so i am trying to enjoy the moments that I never want to forget!!! Like how Bryan Edward is so caring and helpful when we are out and about and will tote my purse or his siblings lovey’s with out me even asking.. Siena how she loves big and never wants to disappoint and ballet around the house is never ending...Stratton how he loves to collect things in his special basket whether it be a piece of yarn or bottle top it’s special to him and how he picks me a flower almost daily.. Roman how he puts and wears everything wrong side out... Isaac as he will make the saddest but also the cutest face when he gets in trouble.... Max well I can’t wait to see his little quirks, but for now he likes to nurse constantly and be held... .
What are some of your favorite moments you want to always remember about your little ones? #siblings
This cozy space has me all 😍. Who all road schools? Who dreams of one day road schooling? Who all loves just loves cheering others on in their adventures while on the homestead?
Beautiful photo 📷 (and space): @thefettsadventure#hyggehomeschool
61 8953 days ago
And we’re off. Week 20 of school and another Monday! Working my hardest here to graft us back into a good, working routine after a really upside down 🙃 few weeks! No magic pill - this is going to take attentiveness, engagement, and hard work! Lots of #grit ❗️
It’s easy (and natural) to look around on social media, see a pretty picture, and desire what is shared. Remember that there’s a lot of hard work, time invested, and grit that props that one image up!
Whatcha’ workin’ hard on today?
41 5285 days ago
Home 🌿 It has taken until I’m 30 years old, but our home is finally feeling exactly the way I’ve always dreamt it would feel 🌿 Lilly Belle keeps asking for a house with stairs (stairs not on the outside) For me, this apartment feels just right right now. We’ve been organizing, minimizing and making it truly our own and it makes me so happy. Especially right before baby boy 💙