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45 Farmhouse Style Christmas DIYs and Gifts

45 Farmhouse Style Christmas DIYs and Gifts

Do you love farmhouse style as much as Joanna Gains? These 45 farmhouse style Christmas DIYs and crafts will also make great gifts! I've collected the cutest DIYs from driftwood, wood, nature-inspired, pinecones, buffalo plaid, vintage-inspired, Rae Dunn inspired, and...

40+ Best Family Christmas Movies

40+ Best Family Christmas Movies

Happy holidays! It's that time of year where we make popcorn and hot chocolate and gather the family around to watch the best holiday classics. I've compiled the 40+ best family Christmas and holiday movies for you to watch and divided them by their ratings. I...

How to Create the Perfect Holiday Card with Your Dog

How to Create the Perfect Holiday Card with Your Dog

Your pup is a member of the family and of course, you want your holiday card to include your dog! Or maybe you have a new puppy who is just as cute as can be. But how do you make it happen? Here are 12 tips to create the perfect holiday, Christmas, or Hanukkah card...

10+ Best Holiday Gift Guides for Everyone on Your List

10+ Best Holiday Gift Guides for Everyone on Your List

Are you looking for the most perfect, unique gift for everyone on your list, including those who are difficult to buy for? These 10+ holiday gift guides cover gifts for women, those with chronic illness, gardeners, dogs and dog moms, wines, DIY gifts, kitchen items,...

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

Are you looking for all-natural wines for your holiday entertaining? A special wine for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, and the holidays in general? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is low in sugar and alcohol. Plus,...

25 Gluten Free Stuffing Recipes

25 Gluten Free Stuffing Recipes

Whether you are personally gluten free or need to be considerate for your guest's dietary restrictions, these 25 gluten free stuffing recipes are sure to please! They are perfect to make for the holidays, at Thanksgiving or Christmas or even all year round! Paleo,...

Holiday Gift Guide for Your Dog – Support Small Businesses!

Holiday Gift Guide for Your Dog – Support Small Businesses!

Our dogs are our best friends and I know you want to include them in your holiday gift-giving, whether you are a pet parent and want a beautiful and unique gift for your dog or a friend or family member who wants to include the fur babies with treats under the tree....

Best Ever Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Best Ever Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

These soft and chewy gingersnap cookies need no introduction. They are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan and you will never know the difference. I've also included easy swaps to make them Paleo. They have that perfect combination of the crispier...

Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

Today, my friends, you are in for a special treat. I'm opening the doors to the Bertone Homestead and sharing our Christmas Home Tour with you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and welcome to the holidays with the Bertones!     Christmas Home Tour - Outdoor   We...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

Are you looking for all-natural wines for your holiday entertaining? A special wine for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, and the holidays in general? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is low in sugar and alcohol. Plus,...

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

Kindness at work? Is that really a thing? Yes, you can practice kindness in the workplace and still accomplish the mission! Here are 10 easy ways to get you started! I'm almost laughing at the irony of writing this article. My last workplace was for a government...

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is wine good for you or bad for you? The answer isn't cut and dry, but there are reasons why some wines are better than others. This article will answer the question, is all-natural wine right for you? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is...

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

As our son gets ready to drive, we are excited for him to learn about the advanced safety features now available in most vehicles. Erie Insurance conducted a national survey to help bring attention to using these safety features! Learn more! #sponsored #ERIEPartner...

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

Discover Your Detox Personality!

Discover Your Detox Personality!

What is your detox personality? What kind of detox is best for you? What is your best path to finding your ultimate wellness superpower? Take this fun 2-minute quiz and find out!  

How to Do a Social Media Detox

How to Do a Social Media Detox

Are you thinking about doing a social media detox? There are many benefits to being offline, and it's not as difficult as you think! Keep reading to learn what is a social media detox, what are the benefits, and 7 easy steps to get you started.   My Relationship...

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

Little did I know how much life would change. And for the better. These are my 10 lessons in 10 years as a breast cancer and autoimmune survivor. Plus a love letter. I hope this gives you some encouragement with the health challenges you are going through! The...

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is wine good for you or bad for you? The answer isn't cut and dry, but there are reasons why some wines are better than others. This article will answer the question, is all-natural wine right for you? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is...

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude received the 2020 Disability Awareness Award from the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.   On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. ⁠ ⁠ On that day, I was 18 years...

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

In the summer of 2020, the Department of Labor made extensive changes to its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. What does that mean for you, for someone with an Autoimmune Disease? Someone with a chronic condition and invisible illness? Are these changes...

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

Little did I know how much life would change. And for the better. These are my 10 lessons in 10 years as a breast cancer and autoimmune survivor. Plus a love letter. I hope this gives you some encouragement with the health challenges you are going through! The...

ALL-NATURAL LIVING IN THE HOME 

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

If you are in the process of creating your own office space or updating a current space, I've got 10 gorgeous home office design ideas for you! You'll get a tour of office spaces from farmhouse to glam, and dedicated spaces to small and shared spaces. Let's get ready...

Safe and Harmful Essential Oils for Dogs

Safe and Harmful Essential Oils for Dogs

You love your Essential Oils. But are they safe for dogs? Yes and no. They can be therapeutic or extremely toxic. Read on to learn about the precautions you should take when using EOs around your dog, and also a list of both safe and harmful Essential Oils for dogs....

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

Gardening is a naturally sustainable activity. You're outside, enjoying nature, playing in the dirt, and participating in the circle of life from the earth. But there are definitely more ways to be greener in your outdoor hobby. Here are 20 ways to be more sustainable...

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

There are a lot of misconceptions about why we should invest that little bit of time in the mornings to make our bed. Many people are of the belief that they're going to sleep in it again later, so what's the point? Or that it is a waste of precious time in the...

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Frugal living is not about being cheap. It’s a lifestyle of not being wasteful. It’s a lifestyle that not only helps your bank account, but also the environment. It’s about making good decisions, not spending money needlessly, and saving for those times when you want...

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

Being frugal is a mindset of not being wasteful. Whether you are trying to save money or be more sustainable, there are many reasons to live a frugal lifestyle. Here are 75+ easy tips to help you get started! Frugal living is not about being cheap. It's a lifestyle of...

GRATITUDE + FAITH 

5 Things My Puppy Taught Me About Faith

5 Things My Puppy Taught Me About Faith

Throughout the Bible, God shares his wisdom through real-life stories and experiences. We can learn the same by looking at the world around us and asking God to give us wisdom. As I'm watching my puppy grow up and experience the world, I'm learning about the parallels...

Back to School Printables and Gratitude Challenge

Back to School Printables and Gratitude Challenge

Get your back to school printables and digital downloads here! Make this daily gratitude challenge a part of your kid's homeschool, "school at home" or traditional school schedule! Start your child's day with a few minutes to teach them about the power of gratitude......

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Join the Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge! Embark on a one month journey where your team will learn the benefits of gratitude, along with the steps to implement gratitude practices at work. The daily challenges are designed for in-person or virtual group interaction...

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

This post is for everyone, not just Christians. And do not worry - I'm not getting preachy at all. It's an honest musing on what 1 Corinthians 13 and the word love really means to me and in our world today. 1 Corinthians 13 (1Cor13) is the #1 Bible verse that's read...

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

The hero mindset. What separates the "hero" from the rest of us? How do you rise above the challenges in life? How do you live a life of purpose? How do you channel your inner superhero? These 4 elements of the hero mindset will help you to grab your cape and make a...

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

You don't need sight to have vision. Be careful what you ask for. These two quotes may seem trite, but they carry a lot of wisdom. While many of us expect some kind of journey to find vision in our lives, the truth is... it's been right in front of us the entire time....

CLEAN EATING RECIPES

25 Gluten Free Stuffing Recipes

25 Gluten Free Stuffing Recipes

Whether you are personally gluten free or need to be considerate for your guest's dietary restrictions, these 25 gluten free stuffing recipes are sure to please! They are perfect to make for the holidays, at Thanksgiving or Christmas or even all year round! Paleo,...

Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Immune System (and 5 to Avoid)

Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Immune System (and 5 to Avoid)

Finding the right foods to boost your immune system can be a little overwhelming due to the fact that there are so many claims being made all over the internet as to what can help. But there is no need to feel defeated because today I'm sharing the top 10 foods to...

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

The events of 2020 will forever teach us many lessons. One of which is to have a small stockpile of food on hand at all times. It's great to have a food supply in times of emergency, and also always good to have some basics on hand all of the time. These are 60+...

15 Whole30 Lunches to Pack for Work

15 Whole30 Lunches to Pack for Work

Is this your first Whole30 or are you back again? Are you running out of options? Whether you work in an office or work from home, these 15 Whole30 compliant lunches that you can pack for work are easy to meal prep, easy to pack, and easy to eat in any environment! Oh...

30 Healthier Lunches to Pack for Work

30 Healthier Lunches to Pack for Work

Breakfast is usually on the go, and dinners are somewhat planned. But why is it that lunches are always the neglected red-headed stepchild? Whether you work in an office or work from home, it's time to give your lunch some love again. These 30 healthier lunches to...

Pink Hot Chocolate – Vegan

Pink Hot Chocolate – Vegan

Sometimes you need to make that cup of hot chocolate a little more special. This Pink Hot Chocolate is perfect for Valentine's Day, cheering up your favorite gal, or for those times when you want a little extra love. Oh and PS - it's vegan and insanely delicious!...

GARDENING + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Bocce Ball Court Transformed Into Victory Garden

Bocce Ball Court Transformed Into Victory Garden

Our family decided to transform an existing Bocce Ball Court into a Victory Garden. Here's proof that with a little creativity and a lot of hard work, you can build a vegetable garden in your own back yard! Check out the before and after, the DIY, and transformation!...

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

Gardening is a naturally sustainable activity. You're outside, enjoying nature, playing in the dirt, and participating in the circle of life from the earth. But there are definitely more ways to be greener in your outdoor hobby. Here are 20 ways to be more sustainable...

Raised Bed Garden DIY

Raised Bed Garden DIY

In just a few hours, we ripped up the old frame and built a new raised bed garden. It's actually more of a built-in and raised bed hybrid. But it gives the vegetables plenty of space for the roots to be happy and flourish. If you ever wondered how to build a raised...

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Frugal living is not about being cheap. It’s a lifestyle of not being wasteful. It’s a lifestyle that not only helps your bank account, but also the environment. It’s about making good decisions, not spending money needlessly, and saving for those times when you want...

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

Being frugal is a mindset of not being wasteful. Whether you are trying to save money or be more sustainable, there are many reasons to live a frugal lifestyle. Here are 75+ easy tips to help you get started! Frugal living is not about being cheap. It's a lifestyle of...

How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden

How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden

Are you thinking about starting a vegetable garden but no clue where to begin? It's easier than you think to start an organic garden - whether you plant in-ground, or via raised beds or containers. We actually call ours a Victory Garden! This is your ultimate guide to...

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

Kindness at work? Is that really a thing? Yes, you can practice kindness in the workplace and still accomplish the mission! Here are 10 easy ways to get you started! I'm almost laughing at the irony of writing this article. My last workplace was for a government...

Top 10 Must-Have Blogging Resources to Start Growing Today!

Top 10 Must-Have Blogging Resources to Start Growing Today!

There is so much that has changed in the blogging world in the last few years, but so much that stays the same. The one thing that will never, ever change is you must have a solid foundation, whether you are new to blogging or an experienced blogger. Read on to learn...

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude received the 2020 Disability Awareness Award from the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.   On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. ⁠ ⁠ On that day, I was 18 years...

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

If you are in the process of creating your own office space or updating a current space, I've got 10 gorgeous home office design ideas for you! You'll get a tour of office spaces from farmhouse to glam, and dedicated spaces to small and shared spaces. Let's get ready...

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

In the summer of 2020, the Department of Labor made extensive changes to its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. What does that mean for you, for someone with an Autoimmune Disease? Someone with a chronic condition and invisible illness? Are these changes...

Work Life Balance is a Myth

Work Life Balance is a Myth

Work-life balance is a myth. Queue the haters. But I stand firm in what I believe. Especially if you are dealing with some type of chronic illness or health struggle. I'm here to share not just why it's a myth, but also how we can reexamine the culture of balance and...

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