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SEASONAL – WINTER

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...

15 Self-Improvement Activities

15 Self-Improvement Activities

Sometimes, there's a season of life that causes us to stay at home more often than usual. Whether it's a chronic illness, snowstorm, or even the occasional pandemic, it's easy to become bored and listless. Don't worry! I've got you covered. These are 15...

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...

Winter Diffuser Blends

Winter Diffuser Blends

Cool winter hikes, freshly fallen snow, cozy fireplaces, warm cocoa... what are your favorite scents of winter?  I've compiled six of my favorite winter diffuser blends to welcome winter and keep the cozy going!   If you are already an Essential Oil lover, user,...

How to Manifest Gratitude When You Have the Winter Blues

How to Manifest Gratitude When You Have the Winter Blues

After the Christmas holiday season, it's easy to fall into the winter blues when life goes back to normal after all of the holiday craziness and (depending on where you live) the weather turns gray and dreary. Some people call it Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD....

30 Journal Prompts for Goal Setting

30 Journal Prompts for Goal Setting

Everyone thinks about goals for the New Year or New Year New You. But goal setting shouldn't be just one time a year. It's something we should do daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Here are 30 (bullet or regular) journal prompts for goal setting and planning to...

50 Journal Prompts for Living Your Best Life

50 Journal Prompts for Living Your Best Life

You want to be living your best life. It might be January and you are embracing the New Year, New You. Or any time of year that you are looking to be more intentional, improve your emotional and physical health and wellness and live with greater purpose. These 50...

SEASONAL – LOVE + CHOCOLATE

Blender Brownies – Gluten Free and Vegan

Blender Brownies – Gluten Free and Vegan

Brownies made in the blender? That are gluten free and vegan? These brownies are made with all-natural ingredients and goodness and are one of the feature recipes in the hot new release The Veginner's Cookbook. I'm sharing the recipe with you today and giving you a...

Beet Hummus – Pretty in Pink

Beet Hummus – Pretty in Pink

Sometimes you gotta shake things up. Like hummus. It's awesome. But the same ole hummus gets a little old after awhile. This beet hummus is perfect for Valentine's Day, a baby or bridal shower, or any festive occasion where the crudites` need a date who is pretty in...

Red Velvet Cake – Gluten Free and Vegan

Red Velvet Cake – Gluten Free and Vegan

I read somewhere that red velvet cake is the "perfect combination of buttermilk and cocoa." But what to do when you want a gluten-free and/or vegan option? This red velvet cake will knock your socks off. It's great for Christmas or Valentine's Day or any special...

25+ GF/V Chocolate Recipes For the Chocoholic in All of Us

25+ GF/V Chocolate Recipes For the Chocoholic in All of Us

Whether it's for Valentine's Day, a special occasion, or pretty much any day, chocolate makes every day better. These 25+ chocolate recipes are gluten-free and/or vegan and are sure to bring out the chocoholic in all of us!   At the time of publication, these...

Decadent Chocolate Fudge – Vegan, Keto, Paleo

Decadent Chocolate Fudge – Vegan, Keto, Paleo

Fudge for breakfast? Hear me out! This chocolate fudge is vegan, keto, paleo, and also made "bulletproof" to help you feel full and wake up your brain. So go ahead, make some for your holiday guests, hide some for yourself, and enjoy it any time of the day. Breakfast...

Why Betrayal Hurts So Much and How to Recover

Why Betrayal Hurts So Much and How to Recover

I can recover from a lot of wrongs, but betrayal is the most difficult for me to understand. It's personal. It's vindictive. Today, we are reflecting on betrayal, what it means, where it comes from, and how to recover. What are your thoughts and experiences?  Betrayal...

I Need Your Help

I Need Your Help

This is one of the most difficult topics I've ever written about. I need your help. First, let me bear my soul to you and tell you why, and then I'll share several ways that you can help me.   In 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew this was God's...

5 Ways to Heal the Hate in Your Life

5 Ways to Heal the Hate in Your Life

I am normally all about peace, love, and happiness.  It is my status quo. Until it's not. I will admit... and keeping it real here... that when things get stirred up, I tend to react.  Actually, over-react. And not always in a good way. It's bad enough to have those...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

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...

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!  

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

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...

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...

ALL-NATURAL LIVING IN THE HOME 

How to Clean Your Smartphone

How to Clean Your Smartphone

Whether you have an iPhone or Andriod, chances are, you don't clean it regularly. Or at all. And we've all heard that cell phones have more bacteria on them than toilets, right? Not to worry, today I'm sharing how to clean your smartphone. PS - it's quick, easy, and...

Winter Diffuser Blends

Winter Diffuser Blends

Cool winter hikes, freshly fallen snow, cozy fireplaces, warm cocoa... what are your favorite scents of winter?  I've compiled six of my favorite winter diffuser blends to welcome winter and keep the cozy going!   If you are already an Essential Oil lover, user,...

How to Green Your Clean

How to Green Your Clean

What if... you could actually enjoy your spring cleaning without all of the harsh, toxic chemicals? What if your home could smell like the spring breeze of your windows open after a long winter of being cooped up inside. You can breathe easy with this FREE eBook,...

15 Best Items and Gifts to Stock Your Healthy Kitchen

15 Best Items and Gifts to Stock Your Healthy Kitchen

True health begins with the food you eat. And when you eat fresh and whole foods, you are going to be spending some time in the kitchen. Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or items for your own kitchen, these are the 15 best items and gifts to stock...

15 Surprising Things in Your Bathroom Making You Sick

15 Surprising Things in Your Bathroom Making You Sick

We use our bathrooms on autopilot. We shower and brush our teeth and put on makeup and use the toilet. But how many of your habits and items do you stop and think about whether they are safe or not? Keep reading, I've compiled 15 surprising things in your bathroom...

Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cleaner DIY

Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cleaner DIY

You purchase a stainless steel appliance because it's beautiful. Until the fingerprints. And smudges. And spills. And watermarks. And stains. Sigh. There's no need to purchase an expensive stainless steel cleaner. Here's a quick, easy, and non-toxic stainless steel...

GRATITUDE + FAITH 

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 AND 2021 were certainly special years, weren't they? #notonmyvisionboard We were...

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...

CLEAN EATING RECIPES

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...

25 Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

25 Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

Call it an Instant Pot, Instapot, or even a Pressure Cooker, just don't call it waiting for dinner. These 25 Whole30 Instant Pot recipes will keep you satisfied as you embark on your clean eating journey. They are deliciously made from whole foods and will be on your...

31 Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

31 Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

So you want to try this vegan thing? Whether it's Veganuary (Vegan January) or you want some simple and easy vegan recipes and plant-based meal plans, we've got you covered with 31 recipes - one to try each day of the month. Oh and PS - no tofu, no weird ingredients,...

10 Whole30 Pumpkin + Squash Recipes

10 Whole30 Pumpkin + Squash Recipes

Many people think of pumpkin and squash recipes in the fall, but they are delicious all year long. If you are on the Whole30 diet, you will love these 10 Whole30 approved and super scrumptious pumpkin and squash recipes. We have breakfast, soups, dinners, and more!...

25 Delicious Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

25 Delicious Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Raise the roof! It's easy to go all pumpkin spice crazy and get totally caught up in the craze. But take a deep breath. There are healthier options out there. Be sure to check out these 25 delicious paleo pumpkin recipes. We've included paleo...

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

This time of year, it's pumpkin spice everything, but let's not forget the seeds. And pumpkin seeds together with chocolate - be still my beating heart! This Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark is made with just 3 ingredients and it's Paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. It's the...

GARDENING + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

The Ultimate Guide of When to Sow and Plant Seeds

The Ultimate Guide of When to Sow and Plant Seeds

If you live in the United States or Canada and are wondering when to sow and plant seeds for your garden, this is the ultimate guide! We'll cover all of the basics including how to find your Plant Hardiness Zone, when is the last frost, and when to begin sowing seeds...

How to Freeze Green Beans the Lazy Way (No Blanching)

How to Freeze Green Beans the Lazy Way (No Blanching)

Green beans always seem to grow like crazy in the garden, and then need to be harvested all at the same time. It's a good problem to have, right? You want to freeze green beans to preserve them, but it's way too much work, right? Wrong! If you want to know how to...

How to Make a Compost Bin with Pallets

How to Make a Compost Bin with Pallets

It took a while for my family to commit to composting. Once we jumped on the train, I was excited to get started, but then realized we would need a space for a compost bin. We carved out the perfect nook in our backyard. This DIY is made with pallets, is 100% upcycled...

How to Start Composting – Everything You Need to Know

How to Start Composting – Everything You Need to Know

Scared to try composting? Not sure where to begin? We've compiled all of the information you need to know to get started. It's a little daunting at first, but trust me, it soon becomes second nature and in one year, your garden will be thanking you with a bountiful...

Potting Bench DIY – Sturdy and Functional

Potting Bench DIY – Sturdy and Functional

A potting bench is a must-have for any serious gardener. We had ours forever, and when it was time to replace it, Hubby decided to make another one for me himself. You need to see the end result. Seriously swoon-worthy!       Before We had our old...

Grow Garden Sign DIY

Grow Garden Sign DIY

Sometimes the garden needs a little pizzaz. Grab your Mod Podge and I'll show you how I made this super cute grow garden sign. The DIY is easy and if your kids are bored, it's a fun project for them to help with. Check it out!   Hubby built a new potting bench...

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

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...

5 Work from Home Revenue Streams

5 Work from Home Revenue Streams

There are many reasons you may want to work from home. Whether it's a side-hustle, you're a stay at home mom and want to spend more time with family, or you have a chronic illness. lost your job, or want to provide more income for your family, it's a lot of work but...

10 Transitional Work Accommodations for the Immune-Compromised

10 Transitional Work Accommodations for the Immune-Compromised

As we transition back to work, we have no idea what our "new normal" is going to look like. But one thing is sure and that is we need to take extra care for the most at-risk employees. These are 10 transitional work accommodations specific to employees with Autoimmune...

Back to Work Roadmap for Autoimmune Disease

Back to Work Roadmap for Autoimmune Disease

In this FREE webinar, I’m going to share the roadmap for going back to work specific to employees with Autoimmune Disease and the immune-compromised. Both employers and employees will benefit from these best practices to consider as we make the transition to our "new...

Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated

Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated

Whether it's our busy lives, family, a traumatic event, unsatisfactory job, chronic health issues, or fatigue, there are times when it feels impossible to stay motivated. This is especially true when trying to juggle all of the other aspects of your life. That being...

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...

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