Wednesday, April 22, 2015

10 Reasons Why We Don't Live Healthy and Why They're Wrong

Oh boy how is it already Wednesday? This week is zooming by way too fast! I have missed sitting behind my laptop and getting these thoughts from my head onto this blog. I have also missed catching up with all you lovelies. It seriously makes my day to hear from you all and I totally miss when I am away for a few days. Although the break is always nice, I always find myself anticipating when I am able to hop back on and get a post or video up.

Last week, I was on a mega roll. I filmed about five videos. I guess when the inspiration is there, you have to run with it right? Now to just get those videos onto my laptop and up on the channel. That's the real challenge:)

Tonight I was able to load one of those videos to share with you all. It is about the excuses we make not to live healthy. These are excuses that I made each day and they may be ones you make as well. As I'm going through this healthy eating/living process, I am learning how all those excuses we make for not doing this healthy living thing are wrong.

So that is what we are talking about today on the channel. Enjoy!

XO Danielle

Friday, April 17, 2015

Get Fit and Healthy Collaboration - Making Healthy Living Work For You

Morning lovelies!! I have a new video on the channel this morning, which I am super excited about!! Woot! Woot! I am teaming up with some fabulous youtube friends to share a few tips and tricks on how we are getting fit and healthy this month. Hope on over and check it out:)

XO Danielle

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How to Eat a Plant Based Diet and Make It Work For You...

You guys have been asking me a lot about what I'm eating lately to live healthy and loose weight. I made a video on it today, which I hope will be able to give you a bigger glimpse into what my family is eating now and how we are making this plant based diet/healthy eating work for us. Enjoy!

XO Danielle

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Power of Home Equity

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank.


Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and - best of all? - you want to do it. There’s just one problem. You need funds, because without them, your dream project stays on hold.
But fear not! If you’re a homeowner, and have equity in your home, you may have some options. One possible funding opportunity could be a second mortgage through access to your home equity. You may be able to take out what’s called a home equity line of credit (HELOC), or a home equity installment loan.

Monday, April 13, 2015

How to Drink a Gallon of Water a Day....

Morning!! How is everyone doing with their April challenge? I am loving seeing all of you using the hastag #activein30. You are all so inspiring! There are days when all I want to do is just lay on the's so cozy there, but seeing your posts have made me want to get my booty up and get thank you so much! You guys rock!!

Today I'm sharing a quick "healthy living" video to get our bodies feeling great and hopefully inspired with this healthy living thing! Today we are talking about water and how we can work our way up to drinking 1 gallon of water a read that right. A gallon people! I started doing this a few weeks into my weight loss journey and it has made a huge difference! It is crazy how good we feel when we get the fluids our body needs. You will feel AMAZING! 

So check out my video to see the tips and tricks that help me get my water in for the day.

XO Danielle

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Case Lot Sale Haul at Smith's...

Today I am hopping on to share a quick haul video with you all. Last week was the case lot sale at Smith's. I was able to sneak out and get some shopping done without the littles (thank you Hubby). I snagged some stellar deals, that will be used over the next few months. Check out the video and how we saved by buying items at rock bottom prices and stocking up.

XO Dainelle

Saturday, April 11, 2015

How do you use social media and the internet?

Last weekend, my family and I were able to watch General Conference. General Conference is a time of year when, as a Mormon, I am able to hear the words my Heavenly Father would have me hear. It is a time to hear the words from our Prophet and the other leaders of the church. One message that stood out to me was mentioned in a few talks. It was about how we use social media and the Internet.

This got me thinking. How do I use social media and the Internet? Do I use it to share goodness with others? Do I use it to encourage my fellow man? or do I use it to tear down, belittle, or make fun of?

The Internet is this amazing thing we have been blessed to have. We are growing up in a time of great technology. We have amazing knowledge at our fingertips to be researched and found. We have amazing programs that allow us to share the most intimate moments of our lives. We can literally capture all those little moments that make up each day. Whether it is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or a little blog like mine....we have power to reach people in a way that was never before seen in our society.

The idea that we have some sort of super power because of the day and age we live in really stood out to me. It made me wonder about how I use that power. Am I a hero or a villain? I hope that we are all striving to be heroes on this thing we call the Internet. Whether you have a blog, or a social media account, or you comment on the sites you visit...I hope you are a hero. I hope you use this power you have to send messages into the web for good. I hope that through our words we are choosing (because it is totally a chose) to encourage one another. We are all sinners. We all make mistakes. We are human and imperfect. I hope that we are trying to lift one another up. We will all have bad days. Days when life seems too hard to bare. What if when we tried to share goodness, we were able to touch someone who was having a rough day like that? What if that funny picture we shared on Facebook made someone's day a bit brighter? What if that inspirational thought or quote we shared on instagram, made someone feel a little bit stronger?

I hope that we all see how much influence we have in this BIG, wide world. We have value and our thoughts do as well. I pray this week that we can #sharegoodness, in whatever way we can.

Over the weekend I found a bunch of inspirational quotes, which I hope to share on instagram throughout the month. I am challenging myself to share more goodness each day. I hope you will do this as well. I hope that you will make an effort to surround yourself with things that are encouraging. Read encouraging things, think encouraging thoughts, and share encouraging messages.

Read blogs that make you feel inspired. Follow instagram feeds that make you feel good about yourself...not bad. Surround yourself with goodness because when you do, your days WILL be a bit brighter. Be the change you want to see in every single day.

Thank you for always coming to my blog, following me on social media, and watching my videos. Often I go back to my first ever post on this blog and the prompting I felt to start this little piece of the web. I pray that I continue to strive for that goodness.

I pray you have a beautiful weekend and know that you are an amazing person, who can do amazing things! Never forget that :)

Pictures from HERE

XO Danielle

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Little Springy Inspiration...

I've been scouring some of my favorite blogs and magazines for a little springtime inspiration. I found so much inspiration, and honestly, it can be overwhelming, you know what I mean? I want our home to have a fresh springy vibe, but I don't want to break the bank to make it happen. Today I'm going to share with you a few of my faves, prepare to be inspired!

I LOVE this wreath. The wreath form and moss can be be found at the dollar store and the flowers are an easy project with scrap fabric. Beautiful and frugal- perfect.

This is a theme you're going to see lots here in my inspiration photos- bringing the outside in. Anytime I can grab a few branches and bring them in, instant springtime in the house.

Same here, bring the outside in, and how cute is this, a new use for some old galoshes.

I love collecting old plates that I find at thrift stores and flea markets. How about gathering all the springy blossoming ones, and hang them all together. 

I love the chalkboards I have in our home and I look forward to changing them seasonally. If you don't have a ready made board, a can of chalkboard spray paint will turn any old object into a beautiful chalkboard.

And again, bring the outside inside. Fresh, live greenery breathes new life into your home.

COLOR. How about adding the unexpected to freshen up your space? I collect these pom-pom balls at our local super-store for only $.99. They have them seasonally in different colors. Put them in a grouping for instant fun and color in any room. 

So what do you think? It's always such a pleasure visiting with y'all. Hope I've inspired you to bring a little spring into your homes.  I think I'm going to start right now by going outside and clipping a few sprouting branches and bringing them inside. So fresh and so simple. 

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