My Life Being Renewed

Time for Goals for the New Year! I am so ready to tackle 2015 head on and get things accomplished!

2015 Goals

//Join the YMCA- exercise, swim, sauna- get healthy!
//Drink more h20, more hot tea, eat more raw foods
//Take my vitamins
//Grow hair long
//Train for another Marathon with the hubby
//Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier
//Finish House including landscaping, front entrance gate
//Purchase Patio Set, sofa, coffee table, bed frame, dresser
//Update Estate Planning Documents
//Consolidate bills
//Pray more and worry less
//Leave the past behind and learn to let go and live in the present
//Complain less, be a more positive person 
//Spend more time with positive people 
//Take my Mom shopping and to Maclay Gardens + picnic
//Be a better listener to my husband
//Attend church
//De-clutter- have a sale/donate everything sometime in February (Uhaul- move things from MIL)
//Travel (use Delta Skymiles), spa trip with the girls, Savannah Trip, Chattahoochee Lake 
//Work less, play more
//Renew Passport
//Trade in Suburban for a better fuel-efficient vehicle
//Transfer photos from hard-drives
//Do some adventurous things- hot air balloon, helicopter, art on the beach, learn how to play guitar
//More hiking, biking
//Photo-shoot with the hubby
//More creative- art, music, writing & crochet more
//Re-open my Etsy Shop
//Read more books
//Adopt a Pet

Top Favorite Life Hacks

>> Pineapple Corer
>> Keurig
>> Milk Frother

Top Favorite Tech Tools
>> Asana
>> Basecamp
>> Buffer
>> Sumo-me
>> Wave
>> Canva
>> Calendly
>> DropBox
>> Googledocs

Top 5 Favorite Free Stock Photo Sites:

How to get More Sh*t Done in a Day!!
|| Drink Coffee!!
|| Write a To-Do List and Stick with it!
|| Do the most difficult tasks first
||Ignore your phone! I absolutely do not answer my phone while I'm working because it is so hard to get back on track when family or friends are calling just to chat when I have work to do!
|| Say no to things that don't serve you- I used to be miss nice girl saying yes to everything until I finally realized that I needed to start saying no if it was going to stress me out!

Why I love being a Virtual Assistant
>> Positive, help inspire others to go after their dreams!
>> I get to do what I love everyday! Design, Social Media, Marketing
>> I am constantly learning new things! I'm a bit of a nerd, so I love learning!
>> I get to work in my pj's & drink coffee as late as I want to!
>> No Drama, No negativity! Unfortunately, working in the public- it's almost impossible not to run into negative people!

>>I love not having to wear makeup + doing my hair + choosing an outfit every day!
>> I get to choose who I work with and if it's not a good fit, I have the option of saying no. I'm a big believer that not everyone is fit for each other and that's okay!
>> I get to write so much and I love writing! (I had a dream that I had my own office writing and it's pretty much came true!)

Creative Snacks Co. Review

October 14, 2017

Recently, I spoke with Kelly over at Creative Snacks Co and she offered to send me some of their snacks to review for the blog and as always, since it was healthy, I was happy to oblige! Kelly sent me the almond clusters to try out.

I love that their snacks have zero artificial flavors and are made with all natural and healthy ingredients! I love throwing these in my purse so that I can have a healthy snack while I'm out shopping, not to mention they are so delicious! I also enjoyed adding them to my morning cereal of bananas, coconut flakes and raisins with coconut milk.

You can purchase Creative Snacks just about anywhere- Whole Foods, Target, Amazon, Costco, EarthFare, The Fresh Market, World Market, etc. 

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. These opinions are completely my own, based on my personal experience.  

What are your favorite go to healthy snacks?

Beanfield Snacks Review

Beth from Beanfield Snacks recently offered to send me a few different varieties of their healthy snacks. I can admit that chips is my unhealthy addiction and the thought of eating chips without the guilt sounded great to me!

I really like Beanfields Snacks because they are gluten free, Non-GMO and Vegetarian. I love that their chips are loaded with fiber and protein. The Nacho Chips are my favorite because they taste similar to Doritos, but much healthier! 

I love all of their chips, especially paired with hummus or guacamole. My hubby didn't like these as much, so the more for me!

Here is an example of the ingredients from the Jalapeno Nachos (another of my favorites!)

For purchasing Beanfields snacks , you can get shop via this link. They have several ordering options including Amazon, Jet, Thrive Market, VitaCost, Lucky Vitamin, Etc.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. These opinions are completely my own, based on my personal experience.  

Changing up my Morning Coffee!

May 19, 2017

I recently spoke with Michele at nutpods about reviewing some of their creamer products and I was happy to oblige since you know that I love coffee! I normally use coconut milk or sometimes half & half, but I honestly loved it just as much, the nutty flavor gave my coffee an extra kick!

I love that nutpods is a dairy-free alternative to half & half made from almonds and creamy coconuts. I especially love that they do not contain any weird stuff like soy, carageenan, sodium caseinate, artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils or corn syrups.

If you are interested in purchasing nutpods, you can order through their online store, Amazon, Jet, Vitacost or Lucky Vitamin or find a store in your area.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. These opinions are completely my own, based on my personal experience.  

Organic Prairie Review

May 17, 2017

I recently collaborated with Lynne over at Organic Prairie about reviewing some of their Mighty Organic jerky products and she sent me over a few things to try out for the blog.

I'm pretty sure that my son was more excited about these than anyone! He loved everything that he tried! I personally loved the taste of the grass-fed beef; the taste was very clean. One of the Mighty Organic bars had cranberries and sunflower seeds, which was delicious!

You can easily purchase any of their products in their online store or be sure to check your local coop & other stores to see if they are available.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. These opinions are entirely my own, based on my personal experience.  

2017 Organization Goals

May 16, 2017

So for 2017, one of my main goals is organization! For some motivation, I am sharing a few of my favorite pins in hopes of getting myself inspired. Hope you enjoy!

 I love this idea for my back foyer. Especially the chalk board to keep up with appointments/reminders for the family!

 I'm loving this idea to keep my cookbooks organized & how pretty!

This is definitely my main goal. Organize my pantry! This would seriously change my life and make me happy to cook everyday!

What are some of your goals for 2017?