Lean and Clean Challenge – clean and declutter workout

How many of you vowed to get healthier and more organized in the New Year?

I know two of my goals for 2017 are to get healthier and more active, and to declutter and clean our house.

So, why not put the two together? Let’s get Lean & Clean in the New Year with a fun and free 1-week challenge that combines a cleaning or decluttering task with a workout move each day.

 

Lean & Clean 1-week Challenge: tackle 2 New Year resoultions together in one week!

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Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks {BYOHS}

Healthy eating is hardest when you’re on the go. Most activities come riddled with unhealthy temptations at every turn. The best way to resist those temptations is to come prepared with your own healthy snacks. Here are some handy tips to Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks {BYOHS} to your next outing.

{BYOHS} Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks: Tips for bringing you own healthy snacks to help resist temptation on your next outing

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Why I finally joined Beachbody… after being undecided for over three years

As a stay-at-home-mom, Beachbody is a great way to find  support, socialization, and even some extra money for your family. Finding your tribe and getting excited about weight loss or fitness in general is such an amazing catalyst for a healthy lifestyle!

If you’re like me and resistant to feeling like you’re being pitched for a sale, you may have the same reservations about Beachbody that I had. I finally realized the benefits greatly outweighed that hang-up and joined Beachbody.

This is why it took me so long to make the decision and why I finally joined Beachbody.

Why I finally Joined Beachbody - how I went from avoiding coaches to becoming one

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Weight Loss for Moms: It’s Hard… and what I’m doing about it

Weight loss is hard. Throw in being a stay-at-home-mom without the benefit of having time go to the gym whenever you want, the income to afford the membership, or the ability to meet up with girlfriends and having a fun time at a class, and it can be a very hard and lonely battle. Weight loss for moms can be very hard.

I’ve lost a significant amount of weight before and the common denominator was always comunity support which helped make it fun. I talked about support for weight loss not too long ago. In anything you do, for me I’m specifically focused on weight loss and healthy living, community is key.

weight loss for moms - accountability and support is key

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Chocolate Covered Pita Chips

A lighter sweet and salty snack option. These chocolate covered pita chips are simple to make, take no time at all, and are delicious and addicting!

Homemade pitas keep the calories low, and dark chocolate helps deliver antioxidants and keep Momma happy!

Chocolate Covered Pita Chips - a lighter sweet and salty snack

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Find Coupons Online to Save Money on Anything

Don’t make a purchase without checking here first! It takes about two seconds to find coupons, and could save you a bunch. Groupon Coupons can save you money just by taking a quick second to find coupons for your favorite stores.

Don’t you hate leaving money on the table? Especially if it could be avoided by a quick search on your phone… It’s not hard to find coupons these days, and it’s such a bonus when you find one for something you were ready to pay full price for!

The ONE THING you should always do before you buy to save money!

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Affordable Organic Snacks for Kids

Prepackaged organic snacks can be so expensive! These affordable organic snacks for kids are a huge time-saver, and help you feel good about what you are throwing in their backpack for snack or lunch.

Everything from breakfast bars and biscuits to popcorn and Mickey Mouse shaped animal crackers…. These snacks are great on-the-go, and perfect for busy moms on a budget. Best of all, they are organic and won’t fill your kiddos full of unnecessary chemical like the other bargain snacks.

Affordable Organic Snacks for kids

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DIY Teacher Gift with Essential Oils: Room Spray and Stress Ball

Finding a unique gift for teachers is tough. This DIY Teacher Gift with Essential Oils is easy to make, inexpensive, and something all teachers can benefit from!

In minutes you can put together a Mood-Boosting Anti-bacterial Room Spray to help keep those special people happy and healthy. Also, add a quick and easy Stress Ball for those rough days.

This works for teachers, coaches, bus drivers, etc. and it is a gift that is great for both male and female recipients. We’ve got it covered!

DIY Teacher Gift with Essential Oils: Mood-Boosting Antibacterial Room Spray & Stress Ball

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Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Children

Kids don’t have as many opportunities these days for creative thinking. Even the modern toys seem to be more focused on profit and selling, rather than allowing kids to use their imagination and get creative. It’s so important to encourage them with gifts to inspire creativity.

You can’t really beat the open-ended play that comes from simple gifts. They may be a little old-school, but they inspire children to use their imagination and think outside the box. These gifts teach children how to learn and problem solve.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best gifts to inspire creativity in young children. Let’s help our kids play the way we did when we were younger, with these gifts to get those creative juices flowing.

Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Children - gift ideas to get the creative juices flowing

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Cozy Comfort Food – Blake’s Pot Pies {giveaway}

Comfort foods that make you feel all warm and cozy inside are a must. It’s also important to make sure those comfort food are made with the best ingredients, and from a company that cares as much as you do about the food you eat. Blake’s Pot Pies are the perfect cozy comfort food, and they are made by a company who cares.

Blake’s also has a giveaway for you! Enter to win some awesome Blake’s swag, and I’m going to give you the scoop on other giveaways going on right now, so you can enter to win even more!

Blake's Pot Pies: review and giveaway

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