I’ve been wearing a bra since I was 12 years old. I’m 34 now. For the last TWENTY TWO YEARS EVERY. SINGLE. BRA. I’ve purchased has been from @victoriassecret . Until I came across @thirdlove . Victoria’s Secret may have been my “first love” but Third Love is looking as though it will be my last 💗 Our “first love” doesn’t matter as much as our “LAST LOVE!” Oh, and ladies, their bra straps don’t fall down! 😉
Using a new air dry cream today to give my locks a break from the hair dryer ... even though I have the @dysonhair dryer and it’s amazing. Will keep you posted on the air dry cream if it turns out that I love it 😍 also rocking my @suburbanriot good vibes tee butcha can’t see it because of my long locks 🤣 Hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday!
I’ve been kind of quiet because I’m exhausted due to hating my $3,500 mattress that I bought 5 years ago and have been trying to get my “money’s worth” out of it. When I’m overtired not only do I get the extreme silly giggles but my A.D.D. kicks up about 40 notches. Sleep is crucial for living a healthy lifestyle. It is impossible to get lean or stay lean without adequate sleep. Sleep effects the nutrition choices we make, our ability to focus and make decisions and our mood. So I did everyone in my life a favor today and I ordered a new mattress. That I’ve never tried. It comes in a box. But I’ve heard RAVE reviews and for some reason I feel like this mattress will be a winner. Last time I tried the whole try it out in the store and have it delivered thing, and it didn’t work out so well. So this time I figured I’d try the not try it first mattress in a box 📦 route? Where does the Christmas Tree come in? 🌲 Just within a few days of each other, I made these two purchases: a Balsam Hill #fancyChristmasTree and a #MattressInABox — which I would not have been able to do 3 years ago. Along with being able to fully fund our life and have extra for luxuries like these. ✋🏼 Stop 🛑 I already know what you’re thinking, “There are much better things that can be done with that money — fires in California, so many people in need,” I’ve already been there in my mind plenty myself. So, don’t worry, I can assure you for me to able to make these purchases and be ok with it, I had to put the equivalent amount into savings. But more importantly, take another equivalent amount and help others in need. Yesterday was payday in my business and I’m sure you can gather that I’m doing ok by now. This post isn’t to brag about new items or boast about giving, it’s to share that 3 years ago NONE of this would have been possible — buying a Balsam Hill Christmas Tree? Never. Buying a new mattress and paying cash for it because I can? Nope. Savings? Nah. Giving? I always tried, but I wasn’t able to give anywhere close to the magnitude I’m able to now. In this season of Thanksgiving I’m reminded how very thankful I am that this business came into my life
“I want to start my business but I have to wait until after the holidays.” “November + December are just too crazy with everything going on.” “I have to save my money I can’t afford to start my business right now because of the holidays.” 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 ❌❌❌ All of those reasons above are the reasons it’s the RIGHT time to start your business, NOW 💯 🎄 Did you know the average American will spend $1175 on average this Holiday season? ...and his figure is up 12% from 2017? 🎄Did you know this Black Friday an expected $9.15 BILLION a will be spent SHOPPING between Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday? 🎄 Did you know in 2017 Cyber Monday yielded $6.59 BILLION in revenue. 🎄Did you know SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is a BIGGER revenue day than than both Black Friday + Cyber Monday? In 2017, Small Business Saturday yielded $12.9 BILLION dollars! ‼️‼️👈🏼 WHAT DOES THIS TELL YOU❓❓❓ PEOPLE WANT TO SHOP SMALL ‼️‼️‼️ They want to buy from YOU ‼️ They want to SUPPORT YOU! 👉🏼 These figures PROVE that people want to SUPPORT YOU more than they want to shop Amazon Prime! Look at these numbers! I researched them myself just now, and I was BLOWN AWAY! What other time of year do people PLAN on spending as much money as they’ll spend these next 6 weeks? 🤔 NONE. That’s why right now is the RIGHT time for YOU to become the CEO of your life. You’ll be able to use your investment as a 2018 tax write off 🙌🏻 You’ll get to capitalize on the rest of 2018. ...AND you’ll get to take advantage of our 🆓 PROMOTION 🆓 🎁 GIFT 🎁 from corporate right now! Valued at $174 ‼️ But hurry, offer ends SOON! ...and NEXT holiday season, you’ll be in a MUCH a better position 😉
👩🏻💻 🔥 If working like this is wrong... ....I don’t wanna be right 🔥 👩🏻💻 Often times I hear “I just don’t have the time to take on anything else.” I get it. I didn’t think I did either. Then I realized the opportunity, and I PRIORITIZED my time. Were there things I was spending my time on that weren’t going to benefit me in the future? Yes. I stopped being a CNN junkie, in fact, I have not turned on a TV for myself to watch in over 3 years, I totally could now, but I still haven’t turned it back on! I still haven’t even watched one Hallmark Christmas 🎄 movie yet! ...and no, I don’t even watch “This Is Us!” 😳 Here’s a few reasons ✨ WHY ✨ I “MADE” the time, and made it a PRIORITY ... 1. I didn’t want to work for anyone else anymore. 2. I wanted to “get ahead.” I wanted to earn more. Things like being behind on my retirement savings, having debt, not being on schedule to be able to pay cash for at least four years of whatever college Matthew decides to go to, didn’t sit well with me. 3. I wanted to be HAPPY + FREE. I always wanted to own my own business but the risk/startup cost/time required to earn my investment back/make a profit was scary to me as a single mom with one source of income. I wanted to call the shots, be able to wake up every day and decide what my day would be like, not have it dictated to me. •••••••••• I don’t really “have” to work anymore if I don’t want to. I CHOOSE to. WHY? A multiple five figure monthly income is great, and it’s more than I ever earned before. But do you know what’s possible? Multiple six figures, monthly. That’s what’s in my future. The desire to earn a certain income, for the monetary figure alone, isn’t enough to make anyone do the work every day. It’s the WHY behind the figure, and here are a few of mine: 1. To be able to pay cash for Matthew to go to college, to help him start a business, to help him with a down payment on real estate of his own. 2. Mr. Wonderful? He’s out there somewhere ... and when I meet him, if he’s not passionate about what he does, he can join me in business and we can build this thing together while traveling and enjoying life.
Oh hello 👋 there Lord. I know I don’t have to tell you who this is, because you know. You know it’s your daughter + natural born sinner, Caroline. You numbered every hair on my head. You know what I’m going to face each day before I face it. I always try my best to give you thanks each and every day, but my @shereadstruth bible study today reminded me that sometimes the thanks you are due, end up sitting in a pile like Thank You notes that need to be written, and you deserve our praise and Thanksgiving every single moment of every single day. Even in our seasons of abundance, when it’s sometimes so easy for us to forget how much we need you, Lord. Thank you for sending your son, Jesus to the cross to save us. Thank you for your overflowing grace + forgiveness. Thank you for the battles that made me stronger. Thank you for your word and having verses jump off the page to me every time I read it. Thank you for using your word to speak to me daily. Thank you for loving me and knowing what’s best. Thank you for always having a plan and for never leaving me alone. There are millions of other things that I could + should thank you for, but @instagram limits our characters per post. Thank you for choosing this life for me and for orchestrating my every move. Thanksgiving should not be a season that comes + goes. Thanksgiving should be a season that we should all live in constantly, 24/7, 365.
Just because I think everyone needs to be able to enjoy the cuteness that embarked on my bible study today. He also may have typed a few things into the chat.
meet Afshan. Dentist by trade, Mother, wife and Rodan + Fields Consultant. She started her business a few years ago after she kept hearing about the products that ‘the doctors from leading, well known acne brand’ created. She kept hearing about this amazing stuff, and began using it. Once her friend said “hey you can get a 50% discount,” she said sign me up for that! Two years ago, Afshan was at work and had a massive stroke. She was unable to speak, walk and half of her body was paralyzed. As a Dentist, you’re billable. When you aren’t working on patients, you don’t get paid. Afshan had to take a medical leave and during that time, she was learning how to walk, talk and get function back in her body. While she was in the hospital, she was still earning a paycheck. Want to know why? Because of Rodan + Fields. The unexpected happened and nobody plans for that. Most people do not have a plan B. Thankfully, she had this simple business that her 13 year old daughter was able to help her out with while she was learning how to function again. What’s your plan B? What if _______________ happens? We do not know what the future holds. I started this business by accident three short years ago and I can tell you that I was NOT set up properly for if disaster strikes before, but now, I am. . . . (This is her unique story, you’re always welcome to search the R + F IDS )
I woke up this morning with healthy French toast on the brain. But we can’t have healthy French toast without healthy bread 🍞 Cue the bringing out of the wheat 🌾 grinder + the Bosch mixer. The timing will work out justtttt perfectly for when it’s time to break my fast. Like Sitch always says, “Nothing you ever want or do is ever EASY!” Well, child. It might not ever be EASY, but it’s ALWAYS WORTH IT 💯
Ladies, order yo selves some men’s frames, they’re bigger, chunkier, and in my opinion way cuter 👓 🤓
I may have a @chanelofficial bag headed my way, but that doesn’t mean I have any shame in my Fucci game. It’s called balance ⚖️
Last night started just like many other nights.... I almost started a fire by blowing a fuse in my bedroom, thanks to my trusty extension cord and having 34647 things plugged in, which made my entire room black. I had to charge my phone in my bathroom. Which meant my alarm clock was in there. Which meant that I woke up at 5:30 am, woke Sitch up, but then I was FREEZING. So I grabbed my cozy RF blankie and snuggled back into my covers. This is a usual practice because it takes Sitch an hour to get ready for school and I usually do all of my screaming from my cozy bed tucked in for about 20 minutes until I fully get up. Sitch usually lays back in bed after his shower 🚿 for a few minutes, which, I can’t blame the boy for that because that = heaven. But today was different. Today there was no screaming. Today I fell back asleep ...and so did Sitch. I woke back up at 10 am. Whoops. By the end of the week we’re exhausted. Waking up at 5:30 am every day with late night hockey practices often times yielding us to sleep around midnight ... by Friday we are spent. So today we took a mental health day. My boss is ok with it. Honestly the only problem with this is the school. Which is why I’m a HUGE supporter of HOMESCHOOLING and need to find the ⚽️ 🏀 🏈 to just do it ... because the reason I’m not getting my kid to school isn’t because I’m hopped up on drugs and making bad choices, (contrary to the rumor Sitch threatened to spread about me being a stripper yesterday 🤣). It’s because I work hard + mom hard + give my kid + his friends a good life and I’m tired + he’s tired + as a society we ALL try to do TOO MUCH sometimes. ... and sometimes we just need to take a mental health day. Whenever we need it. Not when a job allows us to or when school says it’s ok. (and this is him trying to butter me up to get his xbox back and this is Mallow saying “Give this kid his xbox back so that he leaves me alone!”).
Just got off the phone with my RFx Circle concierge and it appears that I’m still the most indecisive person on the planet 🌎 🤣
Such a good word this morning!!! (Reading the word helps keep me sane amidst life with a teenager). The Israelites put off rebuilding the temple as they remembered the first one burning to the ground. What would be the point of trying again? Why rebuild if you fear it just getting burned down again? This is relatable to ALL aspects of our lives! The Israelites were living SAFE, SMALL lives with little to no lasting value. Haggai then arrived with word from the Lord, and he said to the people, “Consider your ways.” Haggai 1:5 Think carefully about what you do and why you do it! Though it can be terrifying to take risks, God wants us to TRUST Him. God does not want us to play small with our lives. Playing small doesn’t serve the world. It doesn’t help the people that NEED us. Friends, today I want to encourage you to lean in. Lean into the voice of our Savior. What is He tapping you on the shoulder to say? What is He urging you to do. What dreams has He laid on your heart that aren’t going away? They’re there for a reason. Pray. Ask for guidance. Then ACT. You must ACT. He wants you to. He is not going to let you do ANYTHING that isn’t a part of His plan. Trust in the Lord our God with all your heart, all your soul & all your mind. It’s exciting that He invites us in to His bigger, more miraculous plans for our lives!