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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Our Fav Fab Four Smoothie Recipes : Body Love by Kelly Leveque

health life simplicity Jul 20, 2018

Kelly Leveque, Fab Four Smoothie

I recently listened to a podcast with Kelly Leveque, author of Body Love, and I was immediately drawn to her. Her passion for truly fueling your body with what is best for you was inspiring and I ordered her book from Amazon before the podcast was over. Her Fab Four Smoothies are divine!

Here's why I love Kelly! 

Kelly Leveque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. Be Well grew out of Kelly's lifelong passion for health, the science of nutrition and overall wellness. Guided by a practical and always optimistic approach, Kelly helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life.  

I'm all for learning from someone who ACTUALLY knows the science of how our bodies operate and what fuels them. I'm so over the low calorie, run until you die, fad. After running myself ragged the last few years...

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Mamapreneur Mother's Day Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for your mamapreneur? Or are you a mamapreneur needing a little treat yo self time? Look no further!

Smash Tess Romper, Purposeful Planner, Nike, Away Carryon, Swell, Le Labo, Carly Jean Los Angeles Dress, It Cosmetics

Being a mamapreneur is one of the most difficult yet most rewarding jobs on the planet. I love being a mom and I love being an entrepreneur. So, this Mother's Day, I thought it would be fun to put together a little gift guide with some of my most favorite things. These are all things I think every mamapreneur needs. And if you don't have kids, you'll still want these things ;)

Mamapreneur Mother's Day Gift Guide

  1. Purposeful Planner. First and foremost, y'all need a Purposeful Planner. Kids or not, this planner is the bomb (if I do say so myself). You can plan out your entire day with room for your to-do list, water tracking, health, menu and so much more!
  2. Weekly Notepad. Since I use the daily version of the Purposeful Planner, I LOVE the weekly notepad to get a birds-eye view of the week. I also use it sometimes to map out my social media marketing plan...
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Staying Focused in the Chaos

business life simplicity Apr 10, 2018

5 Steps to Finding Focus - Staying Focus in the Chaos

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Chaos seems to be the new norm and there's no end in sight. With every shortcut that technology gives us it seems to open a door to another task on our to do list and before we know it we're doing a bunch of menial tasks from dawn 'til dusk. But how can someone who wants to live a purposeful life, follow their dreams, run a business, or even just be a decent wife and mom, stay focused on the important in the midst of a hurricane of chaos?


We have to get focused and in all honesty it ain't easy. It's a noisy world and we have hundreds of things vying for our attention every second of the day. The only way to quiet the noise is to not let it in in the first place.

Over the last few years I've become the queen of saying no. I used to be a yes girl. And my instinct still is to say yes. I'm a people pleaser by nature and I really do enjoy giving to and serving others. But the more things I say yes to, the more things I have to...

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30 FREE Instagram Story Highlight Covers to Help Build Your Brand

business life simplicity Feb 27, 2018

30 FREE Instagram Story Highlight Covers

Instagram has got to be my favorite social media platforms and the Instagram Story Highlight feature is such a fun addition! It's especially great if you're trying to build your brand by giving new followers a chance to see some of your best content. If you haven't utilized this feature yet, I highly recommend doing so.

Which stories should I highlight?

The stories you choose to highlight are completely up to you but I would suggest starting with the main categories behind your brand. If you're a food blogger, you'll want some highlights of your best recipes. If you're a photographer, you'll want an Instagram story highlight of some of your best work.

For me, my personal brand has many different facets so I have several highlights created and I try to add to them a few times a week.
I've created 30 amazing story covers so you don't have to! Choose between the png files and use them as is, or download the psd. files so that you can edit...

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How to make Bulletproof Coffee and the benefits

health life Feb 16, 2018

How to make Bulletproof coffee

We've been drinking bulletproof coffee for quite some time now and I love it! It tastes delicious, fills me up, and fuels my brain.  This podcast episode is what turned me on to it. I highly recommend listening because you'll learn so much about how healthy fats are actually good for you and the science behind the coffee.

We buy the Bulletproof Brand coffee because it is mold free (you'll learn more about this if you listen to that episode). We add Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil and organic grass-fed butter. It's really tasty and fuels your brain and body enough to stay in ketosis and push back your first meal until lunch time or even later.

When I'm traveling and can't bring my grass-fed butter and oil with me, I use KETO//KREME which you can read more about in my Keto tips post.

Back to Bulletproof.

I personally buy my products from Amazon and put them on Subscribe & Save to save money. The Bullet Proof Brand...

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Grove Co Review & Free Mrs. Meyer's

home life simplicity Feb 15, 2018

If you know anything about me at all, you know I love a good deal and I love convenience. Those are two things I've found in Grove Co and on top of that, they sell some of my favorite products that are friendlier to my family, home, and the environment. Win-win-win-win!

What is Grove Co?

Grove Co is an auto-replenishment service that helps you keep your home stocked with quality products and still stick to your budget. I'm a member of their VIP program and LOVE IT! It gives me free shipping, free products throughout the year, and I can customize my cart and shipment schedule whenever I want.

There are constantly new offers for FREE product when you're a new customer.

Right now, you can snag this awesome set. (I'll update whenever there is a new offer)


New customers will get the holiday set when you place your first order of $20:

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Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Closet & Creating a Wardrobe You Love

home life simplicity Feb 05, 2018

As we head into a new season, simplifying your closet and getting rid of the excess that’s keeping it overstuffed might be on your mind. Like I always say, organized clutter is still clutter so before we jump into how to organize your closet, let’s get into the nitty gritty of clearing it out!


Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Closet and Creating a wardrobe you love

Does every single item of clothing you own bring you joy? Do you wear each item often and like the way you feel in it? I’m guessing the answer to both of those questions is no.

It’s time to get rid of the things that are weighing you down. Clutter in your home causes clutter in your mind and if I’ve learned anything the last few years, it’s that I am so much more relaxed and happy the more I get rid of stuff.

If you know me, you know I’m a huge believer in working in 15 minute chunks. If you've got a big problem with clutter you'll definitely want to check out my FREE...

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5 Steps to setting goals for the Year

faith home life simplicity Feb 01, 2018
5 Steps to setting goals for the New Year

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I’ve always been one that loves setting goals each year but up until a few years ago I wasn’t very intentional about writing them down and following through with them. In recent years, I’ve come up with my “word” for the year, written down my goals, and done my best to achieve them.

In 2014, when my business took off, I was thrown into the chaos of running a multiple six figure business with very little experience. I knew nothing about setting sales goals and knowing what quantities to order for each launch. I was barely keeping my head above water to keep things going in the right direction.

Over the last six months I’ve taken a step back or above I guess you could say. I’ve just really paused and tried to get a bird’s eye view of my life as a whole. It’s amazing how much you can discover when you stop and reassess.

This year, Ryan and I set all of our 2018 goals together. He’s...

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Keto Tips For an Everyday Girl

family life Jan 15, 2018

Keto tips for an everyday girl


Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and have no medical background. You should always consult your physician before changing your diet or exercise program.

Over the summer of 2017 I was introduced to a ketogenic diet. Now, I wasn't really into the word "diet" especially over the summer. So I dabbled in it a bit, lost a few pounds, and felt great. Then the school year hit and life went to crazy town. We started eating yummy fall comfort food, celebrated my 40th birthday, celebrated my sister's 30th birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas... you know the drill!

But over the months, between our carb-filled parties, we tried to maintain a mostly ketogenic diet. Not for the weight loss but because we actually feel really good when we eat that way. FULL, energetic, and happy!

When you are in ketosis, your body is burning fat for fuel instead of glucose and it turns fat into ketones which then supplies energy to your brain.

7 Tips for getting into (and staying in)...

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