30-Minute Goal Setting PopUp Shop with The Whole Core

As you all know I love to pass along information that can help you be a better you. Today I have some information from my girl Dana, over at The Whole Core.

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Got a goal that you’ve been wanting to reach, but you just aren’t sure of the steps to take to get there?! Then this pop up shop is just the thing for you!

Meet with me for just 30 minutes to discuss goal setting strategies, and construct a plan that fits within the confines of your current lifestyle!

The PopUp shop will be held TODAY from 1:30pm-5:30pm and TOMORROWfrom 10:00am-12:00pm at the Columbus Public Library and at Juice Bar Columbus (Located in The Landings) from 1:45pm-3:00pm.

Not in Columbus?? No worries! Technology has us covered and we can have your session via Skype, FaceTime, or over the phone!
Click here to schedule your appointment!
If you don’t see a time listed that works for you, I do have a little bit of flexibility for virtual sessions!

Cost is $25per person. Payments are accepted via PayPal invoice which will be emailed upon the scheduling of your appointment.

Book your session and be entered into a drawing to receive freebies!!

I am really all about helping to make things easier and affordable for any budget. I do not want money, or lengthy commitments to be the reason to neglect our health and wellness goals!

**If you’d like to gift a session to someone, please email me! What better gift to give someone than something to enhance their quality of life?!

In health,
Dana


5 Reasons I love being a Tastefully Simple Consultant

Hello, everyone, today’s post is a little different, yes it deals with my love of food but it also describes my love for Tastefully Simple. I was recently asked why I chose to sell Tastefully Simple. First I must give you some background information about how I found out about this company.

A former coworker of mine (Hey Kacey!) was having a Tastefully Simple party and she invited me to come. She told me it was a food tasting party, I immediately said count me in. My mom and I went to the party, it was really fun and interactive. While the consultant was answering questions about her Tastefully Simple business, my mom leans over to me and says ‘You can do this.’ My response is “What, host a party?” She’s like ‘No, become a consultant. You like to talk, meet new people and you love food. I say you should do it and I’ll host a party.” So I said, “Okay, I ‘ll do it.” Once I got to the checkout part of the party I signed on as a consultant.

I love what I do and Tastefully Simple provides me with a lot of flexibility. I still work full-time, I can still travel and my business can go with me wherever I go. Here are 5 reasons why I love Tastefully Simple.

  1. Food: Tastefully Simple has a large variety of products including sauces, marinades, bread, desserts, drinks and even gifts. Each of these products is easy to use. Some of them are open and pour items while others you may only have to add one or two items to the mix. It helps make any mealtime fun and easy.
  2. Discount: As a consultant, you are offered a discount when purchasing products for Tastefully Simple. I use my discount to go grocery shopping and buy gifts for family and friends. This is such a great aspect provided by the company. Even if you decide not to build a team you still can keep your discount and shop.
  3. Flexibility: You don’t have to have a set schedule for when you want to sell your products. There’s no required number of parties that you have to hold. People can order at any time and not just at a party. Being a Tastefully Simple consultant allows you to have work-life balance.
  4. People: This is an opportunity for you to spend time with friends while sharing great food items and recipes. It also gives you the chance to meet new people and network. Some of my Tastefully Simple clients have become really great friends.
  5. Opportunities: Make money, that’s right you can make a living by being a Tastefully Simple consultant. Use the money to pay off bills or save for a vacation. You can build a team to increase your income and help other people become consultants. Tastefully Simple offers various opportunities to attend events and leadership trips to different states and resorts. You can work your way to a vacation provided by the company. It’s a networking opportunity. I have been able to meet other consultants from different direct sales companies and have collaborated with them on projects and vendor events.

I really do love being a consultant. It’s fun and flexible. The food is simply delicious. Check out my site and ask any questions you may have.


Winter Sale with Tastefully Simple

White-Hot Winter Sale

Tastefully Simple is having a huge winter sale now, with up to 60% off.

This post does contain affiliate links. If an item is purchased through one of these link I will receive a commission. 

While supplies last Tastefully Simple has some great items that are on sale now. This means get them while you can because they may not come back. There are some food products, dishware, gifts, and more.

This is just a preview of some of the items that are sale. Take a look at my site and see what you can grab now.

 

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Hello everyone, today I want to introduce to you to my friend Dana’s health and wellness business called The Whole Core. Dana shares tips about being healthy and being whole as a person. This isn’t one of those sites that bashes you for eating meat or binge eating on junk food. Dana provides practical tips to make simple yet valuable lifestyle changes. I had the opportunity to take part in one of her Detoxification Journey’s, that in itself was amazing.

For the next 31 days Dana will be providing tips on creating a fresh outlook for 2017 on the The Whole Core’s Facebook page. Be sure to stop by and ‘Like’ her page so you don’t miss out on some great information. Here are some of the topics she will cover.

  • Self Love
  • Loving and Appreciating Your Body
  • Eating without Guilt
  • Exercising and Moving Your Body
  • Learning to Love Your Career
  • Practicing the Art of Meditation

 

Holiday Aromas

Are you in the holiday mode? Have you started shopping yet? Is your Thankgiving dinner menu ready? Something about Thanksgiving gets me in the holiday spirit. It might be all of the food, the cooking, gathering together with family. My original Thanksgiving plans have been put on hold and I may be going home next week. Being home for Thanksgiving got me thinking about family, fellowship and food.

As I prepare for a weekend filled with fun, food, family and friends I can’t help but think about certain aromas of food that put me in the holiday spirit. The picture above is from Christmas a  few years when I surprised my dad and went home to Massachusetts. I was baking a sweet potato pie and peach cobbler (both of my dad’s favorites and the memories of holidays started coming back. Do you get flashbacks when you smell certain foods? I know I do. A certain smell can bring all types of memories to mind.

The smell of bread pudding reminds me of the many moments I spent in the kitchen with my gramma. She taught me so much about life, marriage and taking care of your family. I’m excited about going back to Massachusetts for the holidays.

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Every year my cousin Tiara and I try to make it home for Christmas. This year she won’t be there but I will eat her portion of yams Christmas day. LOL Something about my gramma’ yams that gets us all together in one place. The smell of the sugar, butter and nutmeg reminds us all the time we spend with our grandparents.

What about you? Are there certain foods that get you in the spirit? Tell us about them, we would love to hear it.


10 Tips To Ease Your Thanksgiving Day Meal

 

It’s the beginning of the month and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. The time has come to start planning out our meal for the big day. There are two weeks to go. There is still time to get all of your ducks in order to have a wonderful and stress free Thanksgiving Day. I will share with you ten tips to help ease your preparation for Thanksgiving.

Plan Your Menu Early – Pick out what you will have for dinner early. You still have time to order a fresh turkey or even pick up a frozen one. Better Homes & Garden even has a printable checklist to help easy your pain. Don’t stress out over what the menu should be, keep it simple, yet tasty.

Scan Ads in Sale Papers – Look through your sales papers. Many supermarkets have started their sales for canned goods, fresh produce, turkey’s, chickens, etc.

Delegate Tasks – Ask your guests to bring a dish to help take off some of the pressure from you. Have someone bring a vegetable, a starch, drinks, desserts, even appetizers. You don’t have to cook everything yourself.

Linens – Pick out what the linen you will use for the day. Don’t worry if you don’t have the fancy lace tablecloth. You can use paper ones, most discount stores have very cute table settings that come with matching napkins and cups.

Set The Table – This can be done a day or two beforehand. Get out all of your place settings and have the kids help you set the table. This teaches them etiquette and it gives you one less thing to do on turkey day.

Centerpiece – You don’t need one but you can definitely have one. Did your kids make something in school that you could use? Add a vase with flowers, marbles or a candle to the center of your table.

Defrost the Turkey – Start to defrost your turkey 2-4 days ahead of time, on Thanksgiving your bird will be defrosted and ready to be placed in the oven.

Prep Sides Early – Most of the time you can prepare your side dishes hours or even a day ahead of time. Getting them done early gives you more time with your family.

Games & Snacks for Kids – Do you want to keep the kids occupied while you work in the kitchen? Give them games to play; board games, cards games, coloring pages. Even set them up with some snacks so they have some food to munch on. This is a perfect time to have them create a gingerbread house, decorate sugar cookies or even make Thanksgiving placemats. Check out these craft ideas from BH&G.

Enjoy Family & Friends – Now that you have done all of your work. Take the time to enjoy your family and friends. You have worked hard for this day, planning and organizing every detail. Now it is time to enjoy those who are closest to you.

I hope you have enjoyed these tips and that they help your prepare for a day of thanks with your loved ones.

 


Enjoy National Peanut Butter Month with TS!

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National Peanut Butter Month

National Peanut Butter Month 

 

November is National Peanut Month. Tastefully Simple has some really great peanut butter inspired recipes. Below are just a few.

What are some of your favorite peanut butter inspired recipes?


Can’t believe it’s November already!

Family, Food, Tradition

November: Family, Food, Tradition

I really can’t believe it’s November already. I feel like it was just the beginning of summer. November is here and the weather is wonderful, the leaves have started to change and Thanksgiving is coming up. I’m really excited about the holidays, I love them. It gives me more time to spend with family, reminisce on past family functions and create new memories. For the past few years Thanksgiving has alternated between my house and my aunt’s house in northern Virginia. Since we can’t make it all the back to Massachusetts every year we do something here in Virginia together. This year it’s at my aunts and we decided to not do traditional Thanksgiving dinner, it’s going to be steak and seafood; I’m excited. I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted on the menu and will even try to do a video while we’re cooking.

When I think about Thanksgiving I think about the traditions we have as a family, the trips we’ve taken and how excited we get to spend time with one another. Through out the month I will be sharing some of those fall family traditions that we have.

  • Cooking together as a family
  • Creating new dishes with the leftovers
  • Playing board games
  • Going through sale papers and toy catalogs
  • Shopping on Black Friday (there’s an age requirement)
  • Staying home on Black Friday playing with grandpa (if you were under age)
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
  • Parade of Big Balloons in Springfield, Massachusetts

What are some of your holiday traditions?


Healing Herbs and Spices

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Going through Pinterest this morning, I came across this photo. What do you think?

Do you cook with herbs and spices? Have you used them for other things besides cooking? I know I will drink mint tea if I have an upset stomach, but I notice the chart says to try basil. This seems like an interesting task.

This has me thinking, could herbs and spices really help with ailments? Looks like I have some research to do. It would be nice to see which items that we have in our pantry can help us obtain a healthy lifestyle.

Have you tried any of these? Got some tips to share? Feel free to comment and let me know!!


Kitchen Decor

Do you watch HGTV? Or see different ideas for decorating your kitchen in magazines, online and even on Facebook? Decorating your kitchen does not have to be a tedious task nor is it something that has to be done fast and in a hurry. Just like decorating any other room in your house, take your time to create a space that you will enjoy spending time in.

Have a favorite color or two? Use those to spruce up your kitchen. Shades of one particular color work well.

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These cabinets were painted but no worries if you don’t have the option to paint. Accent pieces work well. What can you do to give your kitchen some color?

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Colored vases, mason jars or plates hanging on the wall give your cooking space a life of its own. No one wants to cook or entertain in a boring dull kitchen.

What can you do to add more color to your kitchen? We have so great ideas coming up for you.