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SEASONAL – WINTER

15 Hot Chocolate Bars and Stations

15 Hot Chocolate Bars and Stations

For Christmas and through the winter, nothing gets my family more excited than setting up the hot chocolate bar and station. Enjoying hot cocoa is a fun and festive ritual. I've included tips and tricks to help you get one set up, along with 15 DIY ideas. Perfect for...

10 Best Mugs for Cozy Winter Days

10 Best Mugs for Cozy Winter Days

Nothing cures the winter blues like snuggling under a blanket by the fire and drinking a warm beverage. Whether it's hot chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee, or tea, these are the 10 best and cutest mugs for those cozy winter days.   I used to drink coffee like it's...

Top 10 Ways to be Cozy This Winter

Top 10 Ways to be Cozy This Winter

Baby, it's cold outside! Whether it's cold or snowing, winter is here for the duration. It's the season to get your hygge on and snuggle in and hibernate. Here are the top 10 ways to be cozy this winter.   I could live under my blanket and binge watch Netflix all...

20 Dairy Free and Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

20 Dairy Free and Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

It's not officially the holiday season, Christmas, or winter until the hot cocoa is made. If you are looking for some fun new recipes, this is the place to be! We've got 20 dairy free and vegan hot chocolate recipes. Which one is the best? All of them!  ...

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...

2 Immune Supporting Essential Oils Foot Rollers

2 Immune Supporting Essential Oils Foot Rollers

There are so many great ways to use Essential Oils to possibly help boost your immunity. These are 2 immune-supporting essential oils foot rollers recipes and DIYs. One for daytime use and a "sleepy feet" blend at night to use before bedtime. The information provided...

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry syrup has been used for years to possibly help prevent the cold and flu. It's vitamins, antioxidants and flavonols should be a part of your immune-boosting arsenal. Here's the DIY and how to make your homemade recipe. It's quick and easy to make! The...

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!...

Your Winter Self-Care Bucket List

Your Winter Self-Care Bucket List

Raise your hand if the winter blues get you down. Some call it Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Regardless, you don't have to let it control the coldest and grayest months of the year. These are 30 activities for your winter self-care bucket list to help you...

SEASONAL – VALENTINES + LOVE + CHOCOLATE

Who are Your People?

Who are Your People?

Today's Friday Fortitude inspirational article is about "your people."⁠ Who are your people? And what is your friendship like with them?     ⁠ I don't know how or why, but I have an extremely diverse group of friends. ⁠ ⁠ Different politics.⁠ Different...

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...

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!...

Sparkling Cranberry Punch – Lightened Up

Sparkling Cranberry Punch – Lightened Up

It's not a party until the punch is served. This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is non-alcoholic, kid-friendly, and lightened up with less sugar and dairy-free ice cream or sorbet. It's PINK which makes it perfect for a baby shower, kids party, Valentine's Day, the...

30 Journal Prompts About Relationships

30 Journal Prompts About Relationships

Relationships are the fabric of our being. We all have those around us who we love deeply. And those who we struggle with. These are 30 journal prompts that will help you to explore your relationships, whether it's with a spouse, partner, or friend, and how to love...

30 Journal Prompts About Self Love

30 Journal Prompts About Self Love

Self-love is arguably the most important love that you can have. There may be days or even months that you feel down and need a big ole dose of self-esteem pick-me-up. Or maybe it's Valentine's Day and you want to reflect on what love means to you. These 30 journal...

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her

Whether it's Mother's Day, birthday or another special occasion... for Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Teacher... if you are like me, you are always looking for beautiful, thoughtful, and functional gifts. This gift guide for her has the best gifts to give and for...

Chocolate Caramel Truffles – Dairy Free and Vegan

Chocolate Caramel Truffles – Dairy Free and Vegan

The only thing better than chocolate and peanut butter is chocolate and caramel. Hello, melt in your mouth deliciousness! But let's face it. Caramel treats are normally full of corn syrup and tons of sugar. These chocolate caramel truffles still fall into the "treat"...

Peanut Butter Cups – Peanut Free + Vegan

Peanut Butter Cups – Peanut Free + Vegan

Peanut butter and chocolate go together like... well... peanut butter and chocolate. I couldn't think of a better marriage. This recipe copies the style of a traditional Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but it's peanut free, dairy free, vegan, gluten-free, and made with...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

Whether you are a busy mom, have a chronic illness, or don't have a lot of time in the morning, it's easy to neglect your beauty routine. Along with your smile, a naturally glowing face doesn't have to take a lot of time. Here's the easiest 5 minute beauty routine to...

5 Skin Care Ingredient Swaps – Use This Not That

5 Skin Care Ingredient Swaps – Use This Not That

Are you looking to clean up your beauty routine but don't know where to begin? These are 5 skin care ingredient swaps to start with - use this not that! The information provided on this website is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose, treat, cure,...

10 Best Mugs for Cozy Winter Days

10 Best Mugs for Cozy Winter Days

Nothing cures the winter blues like snuggling under a blanket by the fire and drinking a warm beverage. Whether it's hot chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee, or tea, these are the 10 best and cutest mugs for those cozy winter days.   I used to drink coffee like it's...

Top 10 Ways to be Cozy This Winter

Top 10 Ways to be Cozy This Winter

Baby, it's cold outside! Whether it's cold or snowing, winter is here for the duration. It's the season to get your hygge on and snuggle in and hibernate. Here are the top 10 ways to be cozy this winter.   I could live under my blanket and binge watch Netflix all...

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

Your doctor ordered a sleep study. But what all is involved? What are the logistics you will need to know about? I'll cover how to prepare for a sleep study, what questions to ask ahead of time, what to expect in a sleep study, and what you should bring along and pack...

40 Printables for a New Year New You

40 Printables for a New Year New You

Happy New Year! It's time to set those goals and make those new years resolutions! Here are 40 printables for your New Year New You. These printables include: goal setting and productivity, health and wellness, food and cooking, family management, home and...

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

I often get asked what's inside my healthy lifestyle toolbox and what are the organic and all-natural products that I use and recommend, especially as someone who is a cancer survivor, and with an autoimmune disease and chronic illness. I'm very particular about the...

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...

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

Whether you are a busy mom, have a chronic illness, or don't have a lot of time in the morning, it's easy to neglect your beauty routine. Along with your smile, a naturally glowing face doesn't have to take a lot of time. Here's the easiest 5 minute beauty routine to...

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

Your doctor ordered a sleep study. But what all is involved? What are the logistics you will need to know about? I'll cover how to prepare for a sleep study, what questions to ask ahead of time, what to expect in a sleep study, and what you should bring along and pack...

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

I often get asked what's inside my healthy lifestyle toolbox and what are the organic and all-natural products that I use and recommend, especially as someone who is a cancer survivor, and with an autoimmune disease and chronic illness. I'm very particular about the...

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...

ALL-NATURAL LIVING IN THE HOME 

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

I often get asked what's inside my healthy lifestyle toolbox and what are the organic and all-natural products that I use and recommend, especially as someone who is a cancer survivor, and with an autoimmune disease and chronic illness. I'm very particular about the...

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...

GRATITUDE + FAITH 

21 Bible Verses About Fear and How to Overcome

21 Bible Verses About Fear and How to Overcome

"Fear not." "Do not be afraid." These bible verses are comforting. Fear is very real. And it brings its friends worry and anxiety. These scriptures are shared in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Here are 21 Bible verses about fear that you can meditate...

25 Best Bible Verses for the New Year

25 Best Bible Verses for the New Year

The new year causes us to not only reflect on the past year, but also pray for the year to come and meditate on scripture. God is certainly encouraging you to pause and reflect on this. These are the 25 Best Bible verses for the new year.  We’ve curated Bible verses...

30 Journal Prompts to Reflect in the New Year

30 Journal Prompts to Reflect in the New Year

It's the New Year which means time to reflect, think back, and hope for the future. Here are 30 journal prompts to reflect in the New Year to help get you started! Yeah... so... 2020 was certainly a special year, wasn't it? #notonmyvisionboard We were stretched to the...

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...

CLEAN EATING RECIPES

25 Spaghetti Squash Dinner Recipes

25 Spaghetti Squash Dinner Recipes

We've got 25 of the best gluten free spaghetti squash dinner recipes here for you today. They are organized into categories including Keto and Low Carb, Paleo and/or Whole30, Vegan and Vegetarian, plus a few that are a little more indulgent. Plus, I'll share four ways...

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

It's all the rage. But how on earth do you cook spaghetti squash? I've got you covered with how to make spaghetti squash in the microwave, oven, slow cooker or Crock Pot, and Instant Pot. Plus, I'll share how to safely cut spaghetti squash and answer the age-old...

20 Dairy Free and Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

20 Dairy Free and Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

It's not officially the holiday season, Christmas, or winter until the hot cocoa is made. If you are looking for some fun new recipes, this is the place to be! We've got 20 dairy free and vegan hot chocolate recipes. Which one is the best? All of them!  ...

One New Meal a Week Challenge

One New Meal a Week Challenge

Tired of the same thing for dinner? Join the One New Meal a Week Challenge with all gluten free dinner recipes, along with healthy recipes that are Paleo, Whole30, Vegan/Vegetarian, and Keto. We have 52 new recipes for you to try that are organized by season and...

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...

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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