Thursday, December 6, 2012


This is the BEST Stocking Stuffer for ANYBODY! BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!!! 
 My friends and family BEG me for these for Christmas!! LOVE IT!
 It's my ABSOLUTE BEST SELLER FOR A REASON! :) Get yours TODAY before the sale is over on the 15th!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Noel Pallet Sign

I have a HUGE mantel on my fireplace and debated how to decorate it this year!

I also had an old pallet that I picked up from a dumpster a couple months ago that I wanted to do a "project" with, but got busy!

So...2 ideas collided! LOL

I tore apart the pallet and just started cutting...

Voila..SIMPLE!  And something that you can make big, or small depending on the space you need to fill!

 I used liquid nail wood glue to piece the letters together!  I used what I had at home, but I would suggest getting "instant" liquid nail to hurry along the process.  I'm impatient and hated waiting overnight for the stinkin' glue to dry!  You can also use gorilla glue!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Top 10 Gift Pick!

WOW!!! Christmas is RIGHT upon us!! WHAT happened to this year?  As I type this, my family and I are driving home from North Carolina after spending a great Thanksgiving in the Mountains of Asheville, NC!  SO Beautiful!

But, I also cant help but think about Christmas, decorating my house, putting up my tree, and what gifts to give this year.  So, I have compiled a top 10 list!  I think these are FAB goodies for friends and family!

#10- Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Throw! 

Luxe Faux Fur Throws $99 Special $79

These are great for ANYone to snuggle up with on the couch!  What a great all-around gift idea!

#9  BB Cream

Price Range $8-50
 BB Cream is all the rage right now!  I got some for my birthday and wondered what all the "fuss" was about, but do have to say...I LOVE IT!  It's a one-stop shop for your daily makeup regime!  Foundation, moisturizer, sun screen, cover up...all in one!  ANY girl would love this in her stocking!

#8  Stila All Is Bright Lip Glaze Set  $25
*GREAT X-MAS gift idea!

#7  Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

What friend wouldn't want a cute homemade gift like this!   You can find ANY recipe on the internet, get some mason jars, and VIOLA!  Cute gift!

#6  External Mobile Charging Device!  $39.99

PowerGen PGMPP8400 8400mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger Dual USB output for Apple iPhone 5 4s 4 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch, iPad 1 2 3 4, The New iPad 3/ HTC sensation, XE, XL, One X S V, Thunderbolt, Inspire 4G , EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Desire S Z HD / Samsung Galaxy S3 S2 S 2 II ACE Mini, S Advance, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 / Motorola Atrix 2, Droid 3 X X2 Razr Maxx, Bionic, Triumph

Where has this been all my life?!?  This should really be my #1 PICK!!!  I know what everyone is getting for Christmas!

8400mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger Dual USB output for Apple iPhone 5 4s 4 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch, iPad 1 2 3 4, The New iPad 3/ HTC sensation, XE, XL, One X S V, Thunderbolt, Inspire 4G , EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Desire S Z HD / Samsung Galaxy S3 S2 S 2 II ACE Mini, S Advance, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 / Motorola Atrix 2, Droid 3 X X2 Razr Maxx, Bionic, Triumph

#5  Variety of the Month Club - 3 Months with Free Shipping$94.85

AWESOME IDEA!!  The gift that keeps on giving!  I would LOVE IT!

#4  Makey Makey
Turn ANYTHING into a Functioning Keyboard!  $40

This is a MUST see item for ANYbody!  My kids would LOVE this!  And it would get your creative juices flowing!


#3  Gadget Charger for the Car  $49.95

 The shape fits conveniently into your car's cup holder and can power 3 devices at once!

#2  Lace Socks for heels!  


 How STINKIN Cute are these?  Wouldn't YOU want a pair in your Stocking??



The boys and I had a great time putting these together!  We made a trip to the Dollar Store for some essentials and then put the bags together.  We carry these in the car with us when we are out running errands and come across the "needy" or homeless! 

We spent about $25 are put together 4 bags! That is such a small amount to really help someone who needs it and will REALLY appreciate it too!

Here is what we put in out bags to give you an idea: 
- Comb
-Cough Drops
-Granola Bar
-Vienna Sausage
-Candy Canes :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Feeling Good!

Since completing my 1st 90 day challenge and dropping 30lbs, I am feeling great, and loving life thinner and healthier!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New 90 Day Goal!

Wow...been WAY to long since I updated my blog, and A LOT has happened! I completed my first "official" 90 day Body By Vi Challenge and lost 30 pounds!!!! Updated picts are coming soon, but for now, here are the progress pictures I took at day 61 of 90!

I am getting ready to start my 2nd 90 day Challenge and am LOVING how I am now Challenging my life 90 days at a time! It's such a refreshing way to live, always having a goal, reaching and striving for something, then feeling like you accomplished it!

I have a couple things in mind for my next 90 days, one being to update my blog AT-LEAST 3 times a week! It helps me stay on track and document what is going on and the things I am accomplishing! My life is SO fast paced right now, it's good to take a moment and "journal!"

Another goal is to loose 25 more pounds! I have been boxing about 5 x's a week and am addicted! I used to box about 5 years ago, and loved it why oh why did I wait SO long to get back in to it again! Its WHOOPING my butt in to shape so fast!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tan fat looks better than...

As the saying goes...tanned fat looks better than white fat! HA! You can bet I ALWAYS keep a constant bronze on! Doesn't hurt I own the business, but do have to products ROCK!! These are 2 of my best sellers!! :)


Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Story...

I have always struggled with my weight, like many women, after having kids, being a busy wife, mom, and business owner. For me, I needed something simple, easy and most importantly, healthy and fast!

In 2011, I found out that a brain tumor that I had been diagnosed with in my 20's, had returned. It is non- cancerous, but there none the less, and I had to go back on medication once again. The thought of that was daunting! The treatment for my diagnosis was the same as it was 10 years ago, believe it or not, no new medications or protocol had come out since the last time,so, I went back to taking the same ones as before. Feeling bad, still overweight and even less motivated now to work out, I knew something had to change.

I was still running a thriving Sunless Tanning Business, trying to keep up with my 2 little boys, be a good wife and mom and business owner. I was still unhappy about my weight, and that was adding to my stress. I reached out to my friend Jenny Lynn, who is a 2X Arnold Classic winner, and Ms. Figure/Fitness Olympia. She told me I absolutely HAD to get on the Body By VI 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge. I had never hear of it, but figured I had nothing to lose! I researched the Company, Visalus, and was 100% on board!

That was only 1 month ago! I cant tell how much BETTER I feel, no words would do it justice! I am simply replacing 2 meals a day with my shakes (that are absolutely YUMMY by the way), eating healthy snacks, and a well balanced dinner. I have lost 12 lbs in 4 weeks and feel AMAZING!

Over 100,000+ people joined the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge just last month alone!! The Body By Vi Challenge is the #1 Fastest growing health challenge AND #1 Home based Business in North America alone!

Its SO simple, easy and SO good for you! I want everyone who feels defeated by weight loss, has a goal to get healthy, just wants to FEEL BETTER (like I did) or wants to make a change to know about this Challenge! It's 90 Days, that's it, and can transform your whole body, inside and out!

It's time to get Healthy, no more excuses! We are all in this together and I want to help! :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Which Kit Do I Use?


I have lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks using the shape kit!

Simple. easy. Delicious.


If you’re looking to lose weight, the Shape Kit provides you with two Vi-Shape shakes per day to support your success.

With our Shape Kit, you’ll get two shakes a day to melt the pounds away, plus you’re getting great nutrition.

Includes: -60 servings of Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix -Assortment of Shape-Up Health Flavor Mix-Ins

That's about $1.80/shake!! Cant get a complete nutritious meal, or join another weight loss company for cheaper!

The shakes are SOOO Yummy! I have come to crave them during the day, even after I've already had my 2! :)


2 Scoops Shake Mix

5 Ice Cubes

1/4 Banana

8oz Unsweetened Almond Milk

Blend= YUMMY!!!


Pinterest is like....

So last night, as I'm laying in bed at 11:30pm, cant sleep and scrolling pinterest on my cute hubby rolls over and says to me...

"I swear, Pinterest is like Porn for women!" -Mr. Smart.

I had to laugh. Humm..makes sense..

So in honor of Mr. Smarts ability to tell it like it is, may this make the rounds on the BIGGEST and BEST porn site for women.....PINTEREST! I. too. am. a. pinoholic. :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Say I Wont...


ps. Im down 11lbs now in 3 weeks!! Cant wait to drop more!! :)

OH..and..I'm SOOO close to earning my BMW...I'M ECSTATIC!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Baby Steps

Thought for the night..

Finding Inspiration..

So I started this blog with just the intent of only thinking it would be about my 90 Day Weight Loss Transformation, but I feel things are starting to shift inside.

I love all things crafty, things that inspire, and things that make me excited about my life..

Changes start to happen on such a different level when you change your perspective on "food" and eating habits. Have you ever noticed that? So many things revolved around food and equating eating to having fun and happiness. When you take that away, you can be left feeling empty, grumpy, and honestly like life isn't so much fun when you cant look forward to "eating out, having a drink, or making a dessert for dinner."

But, I've realized that I use food as a reward..every after day...ha! And, that's not a healthy relationship...or perspective!

One of my goals this year was to always try to have a bright and healthy perspective on life, even when things didn't look so bright. But, all the while, I was not truly realizing that I have an unhealthy relationship with food and my emotions. I needed to change that, it was time, and I knew it.

I have been wholeheartedly, and very obviously choosing to ignore the fact that I feed/"reward" myself to suppress STRESS and so many of us do. There is ALWAYS a reason to need a "little pick me up"..mostly for me in the shape of a Blue Bell ice cream container! And always, when it comes to food, is ALWAYS too much!!

I feel so fearless in so many other parts of my life and couldn't figure out WHY I couldn't get that "part" of my life under control. I like control. Maybe it's b/c it was the one thing I COULD control?!?

We have areas in our lives where we wear a Super Woman cape, and we just need to find it. Or in my case, I need to transfer it over to a different department (the weight loss dept) ...oh, and maybe a different size..for now! :)

But I'm realizing that I am strong enough to change things I don't like about myself, even when part of me had just given up and put that emotion the very HIGHEST, almost unreachable , top shelf!

My point is, get ladder, reach for your superwoman cape, get it down and dust it off! I have a feeling the longer you wear it, the better it fits, and the more you believe your living up to the super power capabilities you thought you didn't posses!

So, in recognition of my "shifting perspective" and replacing "UN-healthy habits," with things that are "crafty, inspire, and make me excited about my life" are some things that do just that! :)

9 POUNDS DOWN and Butterfinger Shakes!

WOOP WOOP!! Down 9 pounds in just over 2 weeks on my Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge! Hey, 9 pounds closer to my goal, AND, 9 pounds closer to winning a Transformation prize!! HAHA! :)

I'm honestly thinking this is really the easiest "diet" I have ever done!

I love the shakes, love the variety, and love the simpleness of it all!

I drank a Butterfinger Shake last night...oh my...can I say DELIGHTFUL!

I truly feel like I could do this indefinitely, and that makes me excited to think that I might be able to make the "healthy" switch this time around!

It doesn't hurt that I am EXTREMELY motivated by the fact that I can win "part" of the $25Million giveaway to top transformations. I'm motivated by rewards! So for anybody out there that feels the same in that respect...I say...GO FOR IT!!!! Somebody's got to win, why not you!!

I'm following a low carb "lifestyle" along with my shakes. That means, no bread, sugars, and keeping my carb count low. But, for me...I LOVE it makes it easier b/c I still have wings, steak, chicken..etc, and my FAVORITE "Bryers Carb-Smart" fudgecicles! YUMMY!

Anyone who wants to get started...what are you waiting for...


My new FAV shake recipe! (I like it most when Im craving "dessert" not ness for breakfast! :)

Another low carb desert ...can you tell I love deserts?!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentines Subway Art..FREE PRINTABLE!

I LOVE subway art! I switch the signs out of a frame in my dining room every Holiday! They look so cute and festive.

Here's the trick...Save the "Art" to your computer, send it to Sam's Club/Costco Photo Lab, and order it in a Poster Size. It's less that $6 for a 18x20! Easy and cheap way to decorate!

Right click to save to computer :)

Just an example of the frame I change out in my dining room! Yes, it still has the Christmas Subway Art in it. Will be putting the V-Day Art in next!! :)


One more pound down...Total is 7 now in 11 days...I'm Happy.


2 Words...


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Victoria Secret Hair...???

I always try to figure out exactly "what" hair style I actually have?! You would think that having long hair you should automatically have a "style" b/c you have lots of options. Well, I guess you do have options...but, as most long haired ladies would agree, most times it ends up in a pony tail!

So, in attempt to get some "Va-Va-Voooommm" action goin' on with my hair, I wanted to try out the ol' "pin-curl" technique with the flat iron!

It's fast and easy! PLUS, it's a cute look for short and long haired gal's alike!

Would love to see some comments of those that give it a go!! Good Luck! :)

All you need is a Flat Iron and Hair Spray.
(A heat protection spray can be used if you like)

I like "chunky" waves, so I grab more hair. You can grab less if you want smaller waves.

Without "twisting" your hair, just grab it and roll it around 2 fingers.

Carefully clamp your flat iron around the "curl". Only leave it in there about 3-4 seconds. I was going for a softer curl, so I didn't heat the hair too much.

This is what it should look like after you let go. I would a little hair spray after each curl.

Half way done. It goes pretty fast!