2.13.2013

$3, 10 minute Valentine's Day Onesie

Happy Valentine's Day! Okay, I'm an hour early, but I wanted to get this out there for all you last-minute mommas. This time 2 years ago I was frantically whipping together this adorable onesie for J (hence the poorly lit pictures!). Go look around your little one's closet for something he/she doesn't wear anymore, grab a onesie, some felt, thread, and get to cutting it all up! :)


 

So easy & SO cute!!! Hope you have a wonderful and love-filled Valentine's Day!

2.08.2013

Weight-Loss Pictures Reveal and a Challenge for You!

(originally posted for Coupon Savings in the South
 
Hi! I'm really happy and nervous to share my amazing weight-loss reveal with you! Keep scrolling to see my 1st month's results. As awesome as they are, it's still so hard to show!!!!!

I hate talking about weight-loss and fitness with friends and family since they've seen so many of my triumphs and failures over the years, but my whole life and world of food has changed in the last month and I want YOU to know all about it!

 Before I reveal my awesome before/after pictures, I have a question for you (yes, I'm kind of stalling)...

How is your New Year's resolution to fit into those skinny jeans going?  Or are you still just trying to fit into any jeans?


Not so good? Keep reading!!!! I have a challenge for you! :)
Oh and P.S. It will save you money!!!!


Okay, I'm Ready now- 3...2...1...





Yeah I know- those Before pictures are SO embarrassing! But who am I kidding, that's how everyone saw me! I'm the only one who didn't see it.

And for any of you thinking it- I promise to the moon that I tried my best to stand with the same posture and did NOT suck in even the tiniest bit.
That's an 8 pound difference you see there! :)

  Keep scrolling to find out how to get your "After" picture
and see another one of mine!

This is going to get a little personal and touch-feely, so if you like to read please do, if not- keep scrolling for more pretty pictures. :)

 My Story
Prior to starting my Shaklee 180 Challenge I was tired all the time, frequently depressed,
and I felt completely hopeless and alone in my weight loss journey. I wasn't losing at all and I was becoming more frustrated everyday.

I've been on the Shaklee 180 for 4 weeks now and have lost a total of 8 pounds! My before and after pictures from just one month are amazing. On top of that, I now feel confident in my food choices for myself and my family. I've fallen in love with running in the last 2 weeks and already have plans for 2 5Ks. I HATED running before now, but Shaklee 180 has given me so much confidence to do anything!

In just 30 out of 180 days on this plan, my life has gone from empty, alone, and depressed
to happy, hopeful, and excited. And by body has turned from pure fat to tone and more fit each day.

I don't know where you are at in your life or how you are feeling about yourself. Maybe things are great for you, but if they aren't great- if you are low on energy, high on stress, confused about how to even start losing weight or making healthy choices- you need to join me in the Body Turnaround Challenge TODAY!
(see end of post)



A second round of the challenge is beginning on February 11th and we are opening the carts again!
(See Below)




I'm not alone in this-
See what the people in our group have been saying...
























I am looking for serious people
who want to make a change right now!
(Don't forget to keep scrolling for my last after picture!)
 
 
There will be:
     NO Expensive Gym Membership 
     NO Embarrassing Classes
     NO Tasteless Diet Food
     NO Getting Up Early
     No counting calories all day 
     No starving
     No Yo-Yo dieting

To be a part of my Body Turnaround Challenge, you must:

     Commit to follow a Program Workout Schedule (20 minutes a day in the privacy of your own home- we provide the virtual classes- must be done daily for best results) (coming soon)
     Drink our Protein Smoothies – the purist quality- twice a day
     Engage with our closed Facebook group reporting workouts, food, results, support, positive attitude 
     Be willing to be extremely honest with me. I want to know what’s working, what’s not working, what you like, what you don't.

What You Get
     30-day supply of healthy, delicious breakfast & lunch smoothies by #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S. (45 meals)
     30-day supply of yummy nutrition meal & snack bars by #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S. (14 meals & 10 snacks)
     30-day supply of energizing herbal tea by #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S. (28 servings) 
     30-day supply of a natural metabolism booster by #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S.
     180 days of motivating daily BURST interval training (coming soon)
     In total, that’s almost 60 meal replacement smoothies/bars and 10 snacks, 28 teas & 180 online workouts included in the cost of the program!
     Access to the Body Turnaround Challenge Online Forum for support and to connect with other participants for ideas and motivation
     Healthy Recipes that you can personalize to your liking so you are enjoying your weight loss journey.
     Lots of other resources & support to continue on with your health and weight loss lifestyle.
     Lifetime access our Body Turnaround Challenge bonuses and resources - You can always stay connected in our forum.


The Benefits

This is a proven and simple formula, and those who committed are more likely to finish and GET THE ABSOLUTE BEST RESULTS!
     Lose about 10 pounds this month+
     You will drop a dress size or two+
     Reduce inches and cellulite
     Keep skin tight while you lose your weight
     Increase your good energy level throughout the day
     Have more restful sleep during the night
     Keep you from craving sweets- love sweets?
     You will gets lots of nutrition
     You will be able to control and normalize your appetite so you don't feel hungry
     You will balance your mood swings 
     Save money on your grocery bill with our healthy, delicious smoothies, bars, & tea
     Save mental energy on counting calories and planning all your meals
     Build confidence with your new healthy self
     Boost your metabolism, (you will love this part)
     Improve your lean body mass 33% more than exercise alone.
     Connect with other like-minded, focused participants who are taking this challenge
     You will feel better & grow a stronger immune system
     You will get healthier, glowing skin
    You will take 10 online health courses so you can take control of your health


A $400+ VALUE, ALL FOR ONLY $269.05. 
You Will Also Receive These Free Program Bonuses

As a Turnaround Body Challenger, you’ll receive a TON of amazing bonuses, to help you make this a success, including:
     FREE Membership that will save you 15% on Shaklee purchases ($19.95 value)
     FREE Personalized support and online tools ($9.95 month/value) (coming soon)
     FREE motivating daily BURST interval training, available on our website and mobile app. It’s designed to get more done in less time and continue to burn fat for hours following your workout. ($19.95 month/value) (coming soon)
     FREE Upgrade to expedited shipping on your first order ($26.95 value)
     Online support forum with me and our team
     Live chat available  
     Weekly emails for health advice, support, exercise and recipe tips, and more—to keep you moving towards your goals.
     An online site and mobile App log easily and keep track of your progress on the go. (coming soon)
     Win weekly prizes for logging your food and exercise and participating in the community!**
     Ability to update friends on Facebook with your success 
     Earn FREE product by referring others to take our challenge -Just help 3 people (Studies show that sharing your journey with friends and family can make you 33% more likely to reach your weight-loss goals!)
     Every week 25 people will win prizes that will help them achieve their health and nutrition goals. Opt into the Healthy Competition and you could win a trip to Nashville or the grand prize to Paris!


Ready for your After picture? I'm loving this program and pretty much giddy at the thought of my own After-After picture!!!

Join me today!!! 



 

Get Results Or Get Your Money Back


This program is 100% risk-free – I stand firmly behind everything I offer. This program is 

designed for you to get results and keep them!!  You have worked hard and to get your body back and this will help you keep it off after you finish the program.  I ask that you stick with the program for 30 days to see how your body responds.  If you are not happy, you get money back! 


Ok, last picture of me and one more brave soul in our group who did an awesome photo overlap...

Getting a waistline!!!!


So Cool!!! She lined her back up just right.This is in just ONE month of Shaklee 180!

  Okay, now it's your turn to stop stalling!


Go HERE now and start your

Body Turnaround Challenge!!!




  P.S. Keep up with our new running adventures, more after pictures, and health-nut foodie explorations at @makingamchome on Instagram and Twitter; and/or Facebook!


 

2.01.2013

Old Fashioned Fun- Crown Royal Event

Hello loves. I've been gone for the last month from writing here, but I'm back and better than ever! To write you need to know who to write to, which I've been quite conflicted about in the last year, but not anymore! It's a new year and I'm ready to share my love for decor, home DIY, and Charleston with you!

If you keep up with us on Facebook , Twitter, and/or Instagram, you've seen that we have been quite active actually! Lots of fun over the holidays and so many Charleston events! To start off this new year (on February 1st- ha!) I'd like to share with you the most recent event we've attended.

Crown Royal Maple
Taste Testing and Mix Contest
 
This was so much fun! You know I write about downtown Charleston all the time and how much I love it, so aside from the fact that you need to grab yourself a babysitter and get your booty walking around and taking in the sights... you need to get down there and have some good old fashioned fun!
 
 
Speaking of Old Fashioned... (Recipe at the bottom!)
 
Troy Siddle, NYC Bar Owner
 
Kent LOVED his. All drinks were made with Crown Royal Maple and even I liked them! Although Kent is a huge CR fan, I cannot drink whiskey- with the exception of CR Maple! Just needed some pancakes. hmm... that gives me an idea... breakfast for dinner on Valentine's Day and CR Maple as Kent's present! (perfectly easy) Shhh... don't tell Kent!

If you have been following us on Instagram, these will look pretty familiar to you- Keep scrolling though- More pics from CR and Carolina Nightlife. :)






The guy on the left above (whose face I accidentally blurred) is Gerry Graham. If you're at all a whiskey fan, you definitely need to meet him. Kent and I monopolized his time for what felt like forever, but he was just so great to talk to! If you've never had the chance to listen to an Irish man talk about everything-Ireland and whiskey at the same time- you need to add that to your bucket list!

 
Despite Kent's best efforts to bribe Gerry, we both still lost. Oh well, we had a good time and got out of the house sans two year old! The winner (below with Troy and Gerry) won a Gibson maple finished guitar valued at $1500. It was some stiff competition!
 
(Her shot included pineapple and was geniusly named "Easy Like Sunday Morning")

 
 

Crown Maple Old Fashioned
.75 oz. Crown Royal Maple Finished
.75 oz. Bulleit Rye
1 tsp. Demerara Syrup
1 dash of orange zest
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in shaker and strain into
a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with orange peel.


And for the record- I was not paid to write this. I was just very impressed with the taste and felt like sharing!

Cheers or as we said there- #CRMaple,


P.S. The event was held at Social Wine Bar downtown. The appetizers were SO good and, as always, the atmosphere was perfect. 

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