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Back to School Prep for the Mompreneur

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As much as I do NOT want summer to come to an end, there's just something about prepping for Back to School that gets my little organizational heart pumping. I LOVE buying school supplies (even if they aren't for the kids ), purging everything in the house, meal planning and prepping, and basically anything that will make me feel like I'm winning in the Mom department!

But here's the deal, sister. 

I have A LOT on my plate and I know you do too. Running this business is a full time job. And taking care of the kids is a full time job. And being a wife, and a friend, and a woman is more than a full time job. I get you. I KNOW you're coming here for a little help because you are about to lose your ever. loving. mind!

So here's the plan. And I'm keeping it simple because that is how I roll. No Marie Kondo up in here. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Mompreneur Back to School Prep

1. I'm getting rid of #allthethings. All...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Last Minute Gift Guide

family home life Dec 13, 2017

Last Minute Gift Guide

Last Minute Gift Guide : If you're anything like me,  you're scrambling for some last minute Christmas gifts. Whether it's for teachers, relatives you just found out you'll be seeing, or your own kiddos, there's likely some things you need to snag before the big day.

Also. If you're anything like me, there's no way in you-know-where you're heading out to the mall among the other procrastinators. Queue the online angels singing...

I've rounded up some amazing last minute gift ideas for those frazzled shoppers that have no clue where to start.

When you're short on time and most online stores are charging and arm and a leg to get your delivery in time for Christmas, Amazon is the clear winner on where you should shop. But real quick before we jump into those, I have to suggest the amazing tools by Erin Chase.

 

MyFreezEasy - Give the gift of meal prepping! This system is seriously so amazing, so simple, and SO AFFORDABLE! Erin is the queen of meal...

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Navigating Family

family home life Dec 12, 2017

Navigating Family Photo By: James Young Photography

 

The journey of raising a family is ever winding and has enough mountaintops and valleys to make your head spin. But far and above the trials and stress, is the joy. And the joy is exhilarating. Being mom to my three kids is by far the greatest thing I’ve ever done.

18 Years

I’ve been a mom for almost eighteen years now. Well, I guess I can technically say eighteen years since I was pregnant with Parker eighteen years ago. I would never have imagined, in my wildest dreams, the wonder of watching a baby grow into a child, then into a teenager, and finally becoming an adult.

Even more wonderful? Watching three different little humans become exactly who they were created to be.

If I dwell on the fact that my babies are becoming adults for too long, I’ll be in a puddle of tears so I’ll keep this short and sweet.

Soak. It. In.

I know everyone will say this to you when you’ve got littles around your...

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