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Corie's 2018 Black Friday Picks

family home life simplicity Nov 20, 2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday has to be one of my favorite shopping events of the year. I am an online shopper through and through so when I can snag an amazing deal on something I'm already wanting or needing, I'm a happy camper!

You all know I love a good deal and I love to help a sister out, so here are some things I'll be keeping my eye on as well as some others that you might be interested in! Scroll all the way down to see some amazing deals on business tools that I use and LOVE.

This post has been updated to reflect CYBER MONDAY

Corie's Deals

Starting now, get 50% off the entire Digital / Printable shop plus $5 notepads, stickers, and stretchy bands! (planners will not be marked down so if you're needing one now, get it ordered!) Sale ends Monday at midnight.

This means my 2019 Business Planner is only $23.50!!! This is a killer deal!! This is exactly what I use to plan out my business goals, launches, income, expenses, and so much more for the entire year!  Get yours...

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Best Essential Oils for the Fall & Winter

family health home life Nov 19, 2018

Best essential oils for the fall & winter

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the scents. Living in Southern California doesn’t really give us that “fall feeling” when we step outside so we like to improvise and create a fall or winter feeling right inside our home. There's nothing like walking in to your home to the smell of the holidays to make you forget that it's 80 degrees outside ;) I used to want to stock up on all the fall candles but since using essential oils, I’ve learned to appreciate the natural scents filling my home instead of the harsh smells that some candles can give.

CHECK OUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS HERE

Whether it’s for the smell of it or to help keep my family healthy in the cold and flu season, essential oils are a must this time of year. I've been using essential oils for quite some time and I've tried the "other guys" but I'm a huge fan of Rocky Mountain Oils. You can read about why we chose this amazing...

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How I Found Revelation in an Unlikely Place

business life Nov 05, 2018

I recently found myself sitting in a room with 400 other women who I thought weren’t like me. I “thought” they were younger, more fit, maybe a little too woo-woo for my Christian self. I almost didn’t go.

If I hadn’t gone, I may have missed out on one of the most important revelations of my life (besides finding Jesus, marrying my hubby, and having children, of course ;) ).

You see, I had a preconceived idea of what I would be experiencing and can I tell you something? That is NEVER a good thing to do. I assumed there would be lots of young health coaches (which there were), no women my age, no women with my faith… I was basically building up a fake little pity party in my head.

Thankfully, my hubby always reminds me I can do scary things and to just go for it.

So I headed down to San Diego early in the morning on Saturday October 20th. I was invited by Angie Lee to her first live event, Pays to Be Brave. I didn’t know a soul heading into...

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Mrs. Meyer's Holiday Scents Are Back!

family home life Nov 01, 2018

This post was sponsored by Grove Co. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. To read my disclosure policy click here.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Why? It's my Birthday Month!! Oh, and it's time to start gearing up for the holidays, parties, and so much more.

This also kicks me into cleaning overdrive (but truthfully, it's either my hubby or a housekeeper doing the dirty work ;) )

Mrs. Meyer's Holiday Scents

Fortunately, it's also the time of year when Mrs. Meyer's holiday scents return. I've always been a fan of Mrs. Meyer's products but the holiday scents are my fav!!

This year, Mrs. Meyer's is bringing back three crowd favorites: Iowa Pine, Peppermint, and Orange Clove. I've been waiting all year for Peppermint to return, because there's nothing like the scent of peppermint and candy canes to get me in the Christmas spirit!

Right now, you can get a free Mrs. Meyer's trio in your choice of scents, plus a free set of Grove Collaborative walnut...

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3 Reasons You Need to Run a Holiday Promotion No Matter What You're Selling

business life simplicity Oct 15, 2018

The holidays are approaching and there is no time like the present to plan your holiday promotion so you can sit back and relax while the sales roll in! Now, before we dive into anything I want to reassure you of something. If you're worried that running a promotion and discounting your products will devalue you or what you're selling, let that go. Sure, you don't want to run a promotion every week and teach your customers to watch for a deal. But a holiday promotion is about customer acquisition. Creating that first transaction with a new customer and then nurturing them to keep coming back for more.

Last year, I ran my first holiday promotion. Well, let me take that back. My first holiday promotion with a strategic plan in place.

I increased my sales by a whopping 73% following this plan! 

What I learned in the process was the increased revenue was only one of the amazing benefits. {Don't forget to download my free guide at the bottom of this post so you can do the same!}

It...

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How to Plan Your Day as a Work-at-Home Mom

How to Plan Your Day as a work-at-home mom

I've been working from home for years and although I'd love to say I've perfected it, that would be far from the truth. But I must say, I'm pretty darn good at making a plan and executing it as well as I possibly can.

The talk of the town these days is to block your days. That might work great for someone who's single, doesn't have kids, or has an office to themselves. But for the work at home mom, mamapreneur, boss-babe with her hands in too many activities, it's just plain impossible. What I would like to suggest is mini-blocks. AKA get as much done in one area as fast as you can... kidding kidding... well, sorta.

First things first.

Be Flexible

Depending on how old your kids are and whether or not they are at school, you'll have to have some flexibility. I like to come up with plan A and know that plan B, C, D, or even Z is ok. I will not die if things don't go as planned. Give yourself grace, mama!

Shoot for the stars

Plan your day as...

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Ultimate Entrepreneur's Toolkit

business simplicity Aug 22, 2018

As a mamapreneur / entreprenuer / work-from-home mom / wife / boss babe (I mean do we have any more names we can give ourselves?) I have come to learn some pretty cool tricks. Not to mention, I've tried every tool and app and resource under the HOT sun. I've rounded up my favorites and some others that I know work like a charm. Whether you're just starting out as a business owner or you've been in the game since no one knew what a blog was, I think you'll LOVE these tools!

Website / Blog / Online Shop

Blog / Website

 

** If you want an all-in-one site with blog, digital products, membership, KAJABI is my #1 recommendation. That is what I have moved my entire site over to!

Click here to get a 28 day free trial (normally only 14)

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Finding Work-Life Balance

business family life Aug 14, 2018

Work Life balance

 

Many say balance is a myth. I disagree. I am a firm believer in finding balance and know that it can be found if you truly desire it. But, balance is ever changing and in order to find that balance you have to know when it’s shifting so you can too.

When I set out to simplify our lives back in 2014, I quickly realized that our lives were completely out of balance. We were stretched so thin in every area of our lives that if there was a slight shift in one area, it would cause some sort of problem in another. When we created some margin in each area of our lives, it created a much more balanced lifestyle and peaceful atmosphere.

This is exactly how we find work-life balance.

We create margin. Know our values. And know when something needs to change.

Over the last four years, our lives have changed in the wildest way. We now run a full-fledged business from our home while raising three kids (two are homeschooled), serving at our church, and keeping...

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How to Get Started

business life Aug 06, 2018

One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "How do I get started?"

And the answer is a lot easier than you might think.

You see, you don't need money. Or a college degree. You don't even need to know what your end goal is.

All you need is to simply need to get started.

I know, I know, you want all the little details. You want a step by step action plan and a guide to lead you and show you exactly how to take that first step. But for reals, sister, there is NO GUIDE! There is no 5 simple steps to get started. Although I could certainly make some up and give them to you if I wanted to ;)

If I've learned anything the last four years of running this multiple six-figure business, it's that you just have to start.

Want to know how I started?

I started by writing one blog post. That led to more blog posts which then lead to a book. Then, the book led a planner, and then courses, and finally a VIP Member's Lounge. Do you think I knew that one blog post would lead me to where I am...

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5 Things to Do When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

business life simplicity Aug 03, 2018

Do you constantly find yourself feeling overwhelmed? It's so easy for me to get overwhelmed. Yes, me, the simplicity and planner girl. But it still happens. This life is non stop and very full. Full of fun, commitments, joy, and pain. And I know who holds it all. And I pray. And I hand it over to Him. But all too often, the overwhelm sneaks in. So when it does, these are the 5 things I do to let go of it:

1. Stop. Breathe. Pray. 
When I start to feel that panic set in, I stop what I'm doing, close my eyes, take a deep breath, and pray. I hand it all over to God because everything I'm doing needs to be for Him and through Him.

2. Brain Dump 
I make a list of all the things I need to do. Getting it all out of your head helps to keep things in perspective. When we keep it all in our mind, we often think there's a lot more to do and then we end up wasting time worried about our big list that really isn't that big. I keep this going throughout each day in my planner and it's a...

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