Thursday, April 9, 2015


One year ago today.....
Michael and I decided to make a change in our lives. We had $5 to our name one year ago today. Oh, how we were struggling. It makes my heart ache to think about that time in our lives. Teen parents, living on Food stamps, Government Assistance, our relationship hanging by a thread, stuck in a hole that kept growing larger and larger. Michael and I kept saying, "just get through school and we will be okay.... Only a few more years....." But enough was enough, we were sick and tired of being sick and tired. There was more to life, Harper deserved MORE. We prayed together for so many months, knowing God would soon guide us. 
I had never heard of "It Works" but was so incredibly intrigued, skeptical and curious. I didn't feel like a women anymore, I lost myself over our years of struggles. I didn't feel beautiful, worthy, confident, or that I was ENOUGH for anyone, even myself. So, I decided to give it a try. I used the remaining balance on our credit card and bought some wraps. I didn't even tell Michael I purchased them because I didn't want yet another fight about finances.
I bought 4 wraps, a full treatment. One wrap - no results .... Two wraps - no results .... Dear crept over me.... Did I really just waste my money? Oh no, this was such a disaster. I can't believe this. BUT I was told that I needed to use all four, so.... I took yet another before picture and then put on wrap number three, waited 45 minutes, took off the wrap and took my after picture. I couldn't believe it  My results, my stomach.... It was incredible! I knew I had something huge in my hands. Everyone would want what I had. I believe in this product. So I began to pray about this business. 
Two weeks later, after hours upon hours of research, watching online trainings and YouTube videos and putting together a game plan, I took the leap. I didn't have $99 to get started so I called everyone I knew and told them I was starting a new business and would appreciate their support and help. As my kit was in transit, I told Michael that I joined It Works. He was so so so skeptical but knew we truly needed something more, so he went with it and we got to work.
We had no idea what would be in store for us.....
OUR TEAM. Oh how we love each and every one of you. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF YOU. You all inspire us every single day to be better, love harder and to dream! This business isn't about US, it's about ALL OF YOU! Seeing your dreams and goals come to life is truly unbelievable. You are here for a reason and we thank God for you each day. Blood, sweat, tears and oh so many sleepless nights. We made it. We are SO PROUD of you all.
OUR CUSTOMERS. Without you we wouldn't be in business at all! Thank you for trusting us and supporting us day in and day out. We are so thankful for you and it makes us so happy to know that you have fallen so in love with our products and business! God bless you all.
OUR PARENTS. How to even begin? THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. Thank you for spending time with Harper while we are at trainings, meetings and on long trips to build our legacy. For cooking us meals and cleaning our home during long nights/promotions. For celebrating our success every single step of the way and pushing us to always be our best. Thank you for believing us and loving us unconditionally.
IT WORKS GLOBAL. Mark and Cindy Pentecost. Thank you for allowing us to breathe again, for giving us our best of friends, a new family, FREEDOM, fun and for building the new foundation for our family. We will never be able to put into words how thankful we are. We have only just begun building our legacy for our sweet Harper and our future children.
GOD. All of the trials and hardships we faced over the years have brought us right here. To God be the GLORY for all of these incredible blessings. We believed and committed our business to God and from that moment, everything fell into place. What a beautiful ride it's been!
This is only the beginning for our team...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Minted: Wedding Invitations

Who is ready for a fabulous wedding post? Ready? Let's get to it! Wedding planning has been in full swing the past few months (oh heeeeey that's why you've abandoned this space, crazy wedding planning lady) yep - that's me! We have partnered up with our oh so lovely sponsors over at Minted to bring you a sneak peak of our potential Wedding Invitations! The selection at Minted is absolutely impossible to choose from, as their so completely perfect designs are one in a million. Decisions, decisions! How to choose? Turn up some Bruce Springsteen, pour a cocktail (or two) and let the decision making commence!

We've narrowed it down on this space today to show you a glimpse into our "MINTED MUSTS" category we have put together! Our wedding colors have recently been altered (sorry to ditch you, royal blue. you weren't cutting it) and we will be keeping everything very elegant and classy while using Ivory, Gold and Pinks throughout our evening. (OUR EVENING! I AM GETTING MARRIED! EEEEK!) For invitations we wanted to keep things simple yet absolutely charming. Minted offers designs for every taste that one might enjoy to make your selection process quick, painless and absolutely affordable. They have saved us so many hours of stress with their free Recipient Addressing too! When looking for the perfect Wedding Invitation for us we have our eyes on something that shares our wedding inspiration with our guests so that they can feel part of our special day before it even begins. We decided to keep it simple with using delicate hints of GOLD on our invitations. Below is our selection we have fallen in love with! Stay tuned ;-)

one | two | three | four | five

This post was sponsored by Minted
All opinions are of course my own

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Popcorn & Forts with Pop Secret!

We have partnered up with Pop Secret to bring you a short & sweet (with extra, extra butter on top) post about our afternoon with popcorn and forts! That sounds like a dream come true, right? Popcorn, Forts & Family. We have been enjoying so much time as a family indoors while we wait for our first blizzard to enjoy some snow, so we have created many amazing moments together as a family. We jumped on board as soon as we heard about this awesome Pop Secret campaign because it had our name written all over it!

We spend most of our days exploring and Harper's favorite activity of all? FORTS! This tiny lady has an imagination that turns a living room fort into a spaceship, where of course daddy is an Astronaut along side of her on their great adventure! Harper then turned into an alien and ate all of her popcorn, pretending it was her "space food" while she was curled up inside of the fort on a very secret mission!   There is nothing as simple and delicious than enjoying popcorn as a snack while you make the most memorable days with your family. We enjoy things extra buttery over here so we always stick with our favorite Movie Theatre Butter popcorn! 

This is the face of a 3 year old who's greatest joy in life are forts and extra buttery popcorn! ;-)

Thank you Pop Secret for sponsoring today's post!
All content and opinions are my own

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Harper Said...

"That's so stinkin funny you guys!" 

"I like to pick out my own clothes because they are only princess clothes for my eyes!"

"Mommy don't worry! It's not a Zombie.. Or Jesus.. It's just Daddy, silly!"

"I gave dat girl all my dollars because she fell down the stairs today"

"My favorite color is red. Not like the rainbow, but just like red!"

"I have already seen Santa two three times! I am dizzy to go today!"
(dizzy - busy ... HMMM)

"I wrotes in my journal like you did mommy. I wrote bouts my friends baby!"


"Jesus was born in a stinky barn! I love the cows that licked him!"

"We gots to go home and snuggle. I'm sleepy today."

"Mommy I got you flowers because you are so special and sweet!"

"My hands are like Christmas tree's ... Just like the angels!"

"Claire is not my friend anymore because she's got a baby now!"

"I would love a pet spider! Them are very sweet mommy, they belong to their family. Don't worry, they will not bite you. Their bellies are so soft and cuddly!" .... UMMMM...... NOOOOOOOO WAY ;-)

We love you, sweet girl!
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