Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring White Barn Treasures Sale

I had so much fun at the Spring White Barn Treasures Sale! Good friends, good food, perfect venue!
It's so fun to create with my hands and build, re-purpose and make things beautiful again. Below are a few of the things I created along with the fun Sugar Scrub the girls made.






 Every time I create something I have this verse in mind...
"...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God".
He has given me this gift and I chose to use it to glorify Him!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

10 Reasons to Create a Blog for Your Business



Women are incredibly powerful, especially when we put our mind to work and become determined to succeed at something.

The success rate of home based businesses is strong. Roughly 70% of home based businesses will thrive over a three year period. Incredible!

Whether you have a home based business or are looking to start one in the future there is a fun avenue to use to benefit your business through the blogging world. So grab a cup of coffee and learn how blogging can help your business.








10 Reasons to Create a Blog for Your Business:
1. A Blog is a simple and easy to use platform to help you communicate and connect with your potential customers.

2. Your Blog fuels SEO.

3. The most active demographic group for blogging is 21-to-35 year olds with 53.3% of the total blogging population.

4. It gives your Brand a voice.

5. It creates a two way conversation with your customers.

6. It creates free PR.

7. A Blog creates Confidence and Relationships.

8. Blogs are cost effective marketing tools.

9. Blogging sharpens your business focus so you know who your looking to reach out to and what worthy content to put out there.

10. Small businesses that blog get 126% more lead growth than small businesses that do not blog.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Build Up


Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Building#sthash.NEzi6FZk.dpuf

This scripture speaks to me... 
 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another,
 just as you are also doing. 
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Building#sthash.NEzi6FZk.dpuf
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Building#sthash.NEzi6FZk.dpuf
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Building#sthash.NEzi6FZk.dpuf
I find peace and fulfillment out of building and creating. The above scripture reminds me that just as I am doing, I can teach my kids to do and through it I will be helping to encourage and build them up in the small and big tasks.


Here's to building one another up!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How Many Hours Do I Work?








One of the most common questions I get asked is "How many Hours do you work each week?" or a variation of that question.                                                                                                                 




 I personally feel that in order to be successful in owning your own business you need to set specific hours each week that our devoted strictly to building your business.                                           

TIME FREEDOM

The beauty of owning your own business is you are able to pick where those
 hours come from each week.
 I typically work 20 hours each week doing income generating activities. This allows me to devote time to our four kids, making meals and keeping our home running properly. 

I often get asked this as well "How many hours will I need to work to be successful?" That is 100% based upon your own personal activity when owning your own business and needs to be in line with what your personal and financial goals are. As a business coach I can help someone create a road map of what one's schedule would need to look like depending on the financial goals needed but it is up to the individual to find the time in their calendar.

One of the greatest advantages to working from the comfort of your own home and being your own boss is the fact that your able to be in control of your own clock. And that my friends is Time Freedom!

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  7 Steps to Creating Leadership in Your Home Business               1)  Set a strict schedule for yourself and for your family. 
It's important for you and your business partners to understand that your time is valuable.  Scheduling time with your family is important and allows you to have strong business hours you can stick to. Read More...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

From Poor to Rich

























In today's world we all want to to "rich", and it would be great if we we're all born independently wealthy but the reality is financially most of us didn't come into the world with a vault of cash at our disposal.

However... we all have the ability to present ourselves as if we are the richest people in the world. If you woke up today, have family and friends who love you, have a roof over your head and food in your belly - you are rich! And let your spirit shine through your richness! Once you transform your views you will have a much more positive outlook and all of those gifts will be brought back to you 10 fold!


Living the Dream with Her 3 Girls!
Amber knows what it's like to be a single mom. She knows how hard it can be to feel like everything is on you. It can be overwhelming.

So far Amber has earned $990,000.00 with her home business and it continues to grow. In fact, her largest check for one month was just over $26,000.00. Click HERE to read more.


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Friday, February 27, 2015

How To Force Flower Bulbs Indoor

 I'm so excited for spring, warm weather and FLOWERS! 
Seeing as how it's February and in the 20s we wont have outside flowers anytime soon, so why not have some indoor spring pizazz?


What Bulbs Force Well:
  • Amaryllis:
    Blooms appear six to eight weeks after planting.
  • Paperwhites:
    Blooms appear three to five weeks after planting.
  •  Tulips
  •  Crocus
  •  Hyacinths
  •  Daffodils
 Tools You'll Need to Force:

  • Bulbs of choice
  • Container of choice
  • Dirt or Rocks
  • Water
 How to Force Bulbs in Water:

Use a pan or bowl filled with pebbles. Bury the bulbs halfway into the pebbles, with the points facing up. Fill the pan or bowl with water so that the lower quarter of the flower bulb is in the water. Make sure that the pan or bowl always has water.
How to Force Bulbs in Soil:

Flower bulbs can also be forced inside in pots filled with soil. Fill the pot with a light potting mix. Do not use soil from your garden. Plant the flower bulbs you will be forcing half to three-quarters of the way deep into the pot. The pointy tops of the bulbs should be out of the soil. Water the bulbs and keep the soil moist.



The first day of spring is just 22 days away! Here's to warm weather and pretty blooms! 

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http://www.switchingstores.com/article/our-children-matter?Sabrina 
 Our Children Matter
All of our children matter. Our environment matters. Our health matters.
We have a choice with what companies we
...  Click HERE to read more.
 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

5 Reason's to Prepare Supper in the Morning

For several month's now I've been preparing our evening meals in the morning. It's helped relieve some anxiety and stress and who doesn't want to get rid of those two things? 
Here are 5 Reason's why you might want to give it a try:
  1. Open my mind: I'm more creative in the morning and don't feel so rushed to throw something on the table.
  2. The afternoon rush: Between the hours of 4 -7:30 it's pure go, go, go around here when the girls get home from school. With baths, homework and all that's in between I was finding I would be crabby to my babies because I was trying to do to many things at once. 
  3. Nap time: Owen typically wakes up at 4 after his nap and wants to be held. This is very difficult when your trying to cook next to a hot stove.
  4. Homework: I'm more relaxed to help with homework, spelling words, nightly reading etc. 
  5. Clean up: It's much easier to clean up after supper if most of the dishes have already been done. All I have to do is load the dinner plates, set the timer on the dishwasher and unload the following morning.
To take planning a step further, here are 4 fool proof recipes our family loves.  http://4mykiddos.blogspot.com/2013/11/4-fool-proof-go-to-recipes.html
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