2014 Advocare 24 Day Group Challenge: UPDATE


Just 3 months ago the Advocare 24 Day Group Challenge Facebook page I have, ran it's very first fun, successful and inspiring group challenge.  At that time there were about 75 of us.  Fast forward to today...we are up to over 450 challengers (and growing daily)!!     The sudden growth can be chalked up to two things....the program works, and the amazing people experiencing these results, can't ... [ Read More ]

DIY Glitter “Love” Canvas

Love Canvas

It's been awhile since I've been crafty around here, so I decided to do a quick Michael's drive-by yesterday with Shane in tow.  This means I had all of 10 minutes to fly through the store with him kicking and screaming.  That, paired with having no idea what I was even there for, lead to a rather unproductive and stressful trip to the craft store (do you see why I have taken a break from ... [ Read More ]

And the Winner of the Stella & Dot Giveaway is…


Congratulations Renee!!  We will send you an e-mail to confirm which color of the Amelie Sparkle Bracelet and Nancy Studs you would like.  Thank you to everyone who played along...there will be more giveaways coming your way soon!  If you had your eye on anything from Corinne's Stella & Dot site please contact her today and let her know you found her via HeyLaurenRene.com and she will take ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Banner


It's been a busy week, so instead of trying to come up with 5 things I want to talk about for a Five on Friday post...I thought I would just leave you with an awesome Freebie this Friday.  I had mentioned recently that I am now a Pearista for Pear Tree Greetings and aside from being in LOVE with their card designs...they go ahead and do something like this which makes me adore them even more.  I ... [ Read More ]

Treat Yourself Tuesday & a Giveaway!


Well, ever since posting my Treat Yourself Tuesday post last week...it has made me much more aware of making the time and effort to do some little things for myself throughout the week.  Thanks to Becky for starting TYT, and giving me the thumbs up to pay some attention to ME.  I think I may have gotten a little carried away though...but when it comes to Stella & Dot jewelry I just can't help ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday

meal plan monday

We are breezing right through week 2 of the group 24 Day Challenge in our house, and things are going great!  Here is what we have on the menu for clean dinners this week: Monday- Shredded zucchini turkey burgers topped with grilled onions and jalapeños.  Side of baked seasoned sweet potato wedges.  I am so excited to use a new clean ketchup I bought at Whole Foods! Tuesday- Roasted veggie ... [ Read More ]

Treat yourself Tuesday!


One of my favorite bloggers Becky, over at Olives 'n Wine, does a little segment she calls "Treat Yourself Tuesday".  Becky really encourages her readers to take the time to be nice to yourself everyday.  From using a fancy paper straw with your water at lunch to booking an impromptu massage, no gesture can ever be too big or too small when it comes to your own well-being and happiness.  As a mama ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday: Clean eating banana muffin recipe

Clean banana nut muffins

Hello friends.  I hope you all had a healthy and happy weekend!  It's Monday over here and it definitely feels like it.  Greg's car got towed away this morning with a completely dead battery, Nathan spilled his bright red smoothie all over my new area rug and then proceeded to use a entire roll of toilet paper to overflow the toilet!  All before 9:00am making us late for school and feeling very ... [ Read More ]

Five on Friday: Valentine’s Day Card Edition


Recently I was selected by PearTree Greetings to be one of their blogging "Pearistas".  I couldn't be any more excited to be partnered up with this awesome company.   If you don't already know, PearTree specializes in keep-worthy photo cards, invitations, announcements and stationery for weddings, holidays and all of life's special moments. I searched high and low this past Christmas to find my ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday and 24 Day Challenge kick off


I hope you all had a great weekend...it sounded like it was a cold or snowy one by a lot of you!  I hope I can send some warm weather to those of you who are in need of it.  If it doesn't make it your way the door is always open for a visit to So Cal :) We had a really nice weekend.  It was a great mix of fun and productivity.  Greg and I went out for an early date night on Friday and we ... [ Read More ]