September 17, 2014

Paint & Praise



I was actually able to do something fun and creative last night! I went to my first Paint and Praise class that a local church offers, and I really enjoyed it! I also quite liked the church and ladies who went, so I may just start going back to church again. I’ve been wanting to find one that I liked, and this may be it! 

Publix Flavor Excursion Sales Event

My family and I love homemade Mexican inspired meals. Not only are most of the ingredients gluten-free (which is a mandatory deal for one of us), they are also delicious and don’t break the bank when it comes to meal planning.

I love, love, love chicken quesadillas. I just have to be sure to get the corn flour ones (they are a little bit smaller, but I cannot eat the larger “flour” ones made from wheat). I also enjoy homemade tacos with chicken, ground beef, or ground turkey. Leftover meat is also saved and thrown on some nachos for the next day, and all of it is…. gluten free! I love it!

Need some inspiration? Check this out….



Publix Flavor Excursion Sales Event

In-Store Savings
Coupons available in-store, look for the Flavor Excursion display with products at your local Publix. Display will be available in most stores between 9/11 and 9/24. Savings available with coupons:
·         Make Spicy Roasted Soft Vegetable Tacos and save! Save $2 off Produce (minimum $2 purchase) when you buy Any Four (4) participating products*. Participating products: Old El Paso™ Seasoning Mixes, Enchilada Sauce, Refried Beans, Taco Shells, Ro*Tel® (10oz or larger), Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes (14.5oz or larger), KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese (6-8oz
·         You can also save on an Italian inspired recipe, Sautéed Italian Chicken and Beans! Save $2 off Publix® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts when you buy Any Four (4) participating products. Participating products: Progresso™ Bread Crumbs, 100% Natural Broths, Beans,KRAFT Salad Dressing (16oz), Natural Shredded Cheese (6-8oz), Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes (14.5oz or larger).

Coupons available in-store, look for the Flavor Excursion recipe and coupon standee display at your local Publix. Display will be available in most stores between 9/11 and 9/24. Savings available with coupons:
·         Save $1.00 off Any Five (5) Ro*Tel® Tomatoes (10oz)
·         Save $2.00 off Any Two (2) KRAFT Natural Chunk Cheese 7-8 oz
·         Save $1.00 off Any Five (5) Hunt’s® Tomatoes 14.5oz
·         Save $1.00 off Any One (1) Bisquick™ 40oz
·         Save $1.00 off Any One (1) Old El Paso™ Frozen Entrée
·         Save $2.00 off Any Two (2) KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese 6-8oz
Looking for a new twist on dessert? Try another Flavor Excursion recipe, Crème Brulèe Cheesecake Bars. Find the recipe and a $1.50 off any two Betty Crocker pouch Cookie Mixes coupon on the Betty Crocker display in-store.
Plus… find these items on sale this week. No coupon necessary, available at Publix:
·         Green Giant Frozen Bag Steamers 11-12oz on BOGO
·         Pillsbury Crescents and Pizza 3 for $6

Printable Coupons
Want more savings to make your favorite Flavor Excursion recipes? Visithttp://readyplansave.com/flavor-excursion/additional-savings to print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
·         Save $1 when you buy FOUR Progresso™ products
·         Save $1 when you buy THREE Old El Paso™ products
·         Save 75¢ when you buy ONE BOX Old El Paso® Bold Nacho Cheese Flavored Stand 'N Stuff® Taco Shells OR Dinner Kit
·         Save $0.50 when you buy ONE 20 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix
·         Save $0.60 when you buy THREE any variety Green Giant® Seasoned Steamers™ or Valley Fresh Steamers® Frozen Vegetables.
·         Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls
·         Save $0.40 when you buy THREE CANS any size/variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands!® or Grands! Jr.® Biscuits
·         Save $1 when you buy any flavor or variety of Old el Paso™ Froze Entrees
Digital Coupons
Visit, https://publix.couponselectionpage.com/offers/all, to find and instantly select digital coupons. Including the following from ConAgra. Available while supplies last.
·         Save $0.40 off any TWO (2) ROTEL® products
·         Save $1 on any FOUR (4) Chef Boyardee® canned pasta or microwave cup
·         Save $1 on any ONE (1) Orville Redenbacher’s® Gourmet® Popping Corn (6-pk or larger)
·         Save $0.50 on any ONE (1) Super Snack Pack® 6 pack



Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

August 10, 2014

Essential Oils and the Tin Man – A Testimonial

Most people are skeptical when it comes to using the essential oils for health benefits. My Dad is no exception, and let me tell you, he has a lot of health issues. To keep the list of his short, I’ll just say that he has had countless surgeries, procedures, knees replaced, pins inserted, takes injections daily, takes 2 handfuls of pills each day, and is still in a lot of pain and not feeling well. At least he has excellent insurance. If he didn’t, he’d be screwed and definitely not taking all of those medications.

When I signed up for my Young Living Premium Starter Kit, he thought I was crazy and just wasting money I didn’t have. I am in nursing school, so money isn’t easy for me either right now. However, I saw the benefits and possible potential of it helping me without the use of medications, so I went for it (after a lot of research). Again, I like bargains and yes, Young Living is more of an investment – but you get what you pay for!

I started using the oils, making up some of my own lotions, rollerballs, and of course, diffusing it all the time. The first rollerball I made was with just olive oil and lemongrass essential oil. I heard it could help with my possible wrist issue, and wanted to try it out. Shockingly, it worked for me! I thought, if it worked for me, maybe it would help my Dad, too.

So, like a good daughter, I gave him mine to try out and see if it would work for any of his many aches and pains. Shockingly, it did!

He ended up buying that entire 15 mL bottle of Lemongrass from me, and I ended up making 6 rollerballs for him (with still some of the Lemongrass from that 15 mL bottle to spare). He is on his 2nd now I think. For future ones, I’ll be adding in Panaway, Valor, Peppermint, and of course the Lemongrass.

When I was at my first “Make and Take” party, we made up a pain cream. Again, it worked rather well for me, so I tried it out my Dad. Surprisingly, again, it worked for him, too! When that one runs out, I’ll make up another one.

Here is the essential oil pain cream recipe in case you want to try it, too.


For someone that started out as being super skeptical to it all, my Dad is now using the oils. He still needs to get some essential oils for diabetes and some other issues, but he is on the oily journey with us all now, which I think is pretty cool.

Do you have someone holding you back in your oil journey? Someone in your house mock you for using them and then once they try it, they are hooked? Let me know your experiences with this, I’d love to hear it!

To find out more about Young Living Essential Oils and to sign-up, check out this post: Why Young Living Essential Oils to Use and Grow a Business



DISCLAIMER: This is for educational purposes only. We do not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are suffering from any disease, illness, or injury it is your responsibility to consult with your Physician. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

August 3, 2014

Why Young Living Essential Oils?


If you are looking for a company to use essential oils or also looking for one to help start a home based business, this post will help you to decide if Young Living Essential Oils is the right company for you.

Watch my video on this and/or read about it on this post. Either way, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss out on for both your health and for more cash flow!


Young Living – The Company and the Product

Young Living Essential Oils has been around for 20 years. It is an innovative world leader in the essential oils business. Research is done on their essential oils and hospitals across the country also use these essential oils.

Young Living Essential Oils are high quality, pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that the company is actually involved with from start to finish with their “Seed to Seal” promise of quality. Go to their Seed to Seal website to learn more about this.

Other companies do not offer this and you don’t know where their oils are coming from, what percent of the essential oil is actually in the product, or what else is put in their oils.

I’ve made videos that can tell you about specific oils or blends, including one for each of the 11 oils in the Premium Starter Kit. You can refer to those 2-3 minute videos for more information on a specific essential oil.


Young Living as a Business Opportunity

After you sign up as a “wholesale member” you have the opportunity to take that membership and turn it into a hugely profitable business opportunity.

Young Living doesn’t advertise because they pay their independent distributors, which you are now that you have a wholesale membership. You can use these amazing products and sell them if you choose to. If you don’t plan on doing it as a business, you can still get referral money for signing people up, and who knows? You might turn just sharing your story about how they worked for you into a hugely profitable business.

Teamwork is also encouraged with Young Living. Your upline is your greatest resource when building your business, and I am in a truly encouraging and inspiring one that helps more than I could have imagined. Sign-up with me and you’ll join this amazing team to help you get started and reach your goals!



How to Sign-up With Young Living

Signing up as a “Wholesale Member” is the best way to go, even if you don’t plan on doing it as a business. With this membership, you will save 24% off retail prices, have the ability to get the referral money and also earn free products each month!


Step 2: Make sure “Wholesale Member” is selected.

Step 3: Make sure my member number ( 1860270 ) is listed as the Enroller and Sponsor.

Step 4: Fill out the form with your personal information. Yes, a Social Security Number is needed. Young Living does nothing with it unless you earn more than $600 in a calendar year, then you have to file taxes on it. Read over and agree to terms and services. You can review this later in the member resources section, too.

Step 5: Select the “Premium Starter Kit” that costs $150 or $160 for the best value to get you started. The other options are there, but with this kit, you get 11 oils, the diffuser, and some extra bonuses.

Step 6: Write down your account information that you selected and store it in a safe location.

Step 7: Most people skip the “Essential Rewards” offer on their initial order. You can select one to add with your order, but this is not needed. You can always join this later.

Step 8: Enter in payment details and add in any other oils (if you want) to your order.

Step 9: Submit your order!

Step 10: Contact me ( sherinewtonyl@yahoo.com or post here with your e-mail) and I will help you with any questions you have, help get you started using your oils, and started with Young Living as a business. My team offers great resources to help with using and selling the oils, and I’ll get you signed up and started with these resources right away!

Framing Faith by Matt Knisely

Framing Faith by Matt Knisely is a book that makes you reframe how you think about your surroundings, and most importantly, yourself. The author encourages you to slow down, be present in the moment, and truly learn that that moment matters.


Book Description
Like a photographer or storyteller, Jesus exhibited time and again how easy it is to capture moments of profound importance just by noticing, stopping, and responding to his surroundings.
In a world moving way too fast, Framing Faith is a book for people seeking to focus their lives, to find a deeper knowledge of God, and a more authentic Christian faith. In this modern age, many of us fill every "spare" moment we have rather than taking an intermission to see the true works of God and realize that he is present in every moment.
Matt Knisely communicates biblical truths in a fresh way, allowing you to really hear them, as if for the first time. He illustrates a new way to see God and to help us live in the moment through the exploration of various photography concepts, including: Perspective, Composition, Processing, Darkness versus Light
His probing questions and unexpected presentation lead readers into a place of honest self-examination, causing them to ask, "Am I listening to God?" Framing Faith provokes its readers toward reflection; it reveals God is in everything we see and do.” – Framing Faith


My Thoughts
Framing Faith is a well written and detailed book that describes the author’s “disability” and how he learned how to focus, be in the moment, and overcome a “disability” that could have hindered his life in a huge way, but he persevered and is thriving because of it.

Most of us do need to slow down in our life and really see the moment we are in for what it is. This book helps us to do that and above all else, really see that these small moments in our lives do matter, and we need to appreciate them.

I enjoyed reading this book and think that everyone can benefit from reading it and applying what we learn in it to our lives. I highly recommend it.


* Thank you to the publisher of Framing Faith, Thomas Nelson as part of their Book Look Bloggers program, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

August 2, 2014

The Perfect Stranger by Wendy Corsi Staub

The Perfect Stranger by Wendy Corsi Staub is a suspenseful novel that keeps your attention throughout the book. It brings together people who would normally never know one another, and throws them into a situation that they may not make out of alive.


Book Description
In New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub's new thriller, one woman finds herself in the crosshairs of a twisted predator who might just be masked behind a familiar screen name . . .

During the darkest period of her life, Landry Wells found solace in a group of bloggers who had been in her shoes and lived to tell the tale. She's shared things with her online friends that even her husband and children didn't know. Things that now, looking back, make her uneasy.

One of the bloggers is dead, victim of a random crime—or was it? Did she trust too easily; reveal too much? At the funeral a thousand miles from home, Landry is about to come face to face at last with the others. These women are her closest confidantes in the world: they understand her; they know everything about her—and one of them might be a cold-blooded killer . . .” – The Perfect Stranger


My Thoughts
The Perfect Stranger is a well written novel that has interesting characters, and a plot that is unique and kept me wanting more. Online communities are often an escape from our “real life” worlds where we can share more than we normally would with people we do not know in real life. We listen to their stories, and feel like we are truly connected with these people. However, what happens when one of these online friends is murdered, and one of those other “friends” could very well have been the person who killed them? This is a plot which we could all probably relate to in some way, which makes it that terrifying and suspenseful.

Overall, I really liked reading this book. It is a great storyline with characters who are well formed and interesting to read. I highly recommend it!



* Thank you to the publisher of The Perfect Stranger, Harper, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Young Living Stress Away Essential Oil


 
I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me!  If just using the link, please make sure you sign up as a wholesale member (that way you save 24%) and that my number ( 1860270 ) is listed for Enroller and Sponsor and e-mail me so I can start helping you with everything!

August 1, 2014

Young Living Purification Essential Oil


 

I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me!  If just using the link, please make sure you sign up as a wholesale member (that way you save 24%) and that my number ( 1860270 ) is listed for Enroller and Sponsor and e-mail me so I can start helping you with everything!

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness by Todd and Erin Stevens

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness by Todd and Erin Stevens is a provocative title, but it is actually referring to a ministry that is in Nashville, Tennessee that helps strippers to show them that God loves them, despite the choices they have made in life.


Book Description
The starting and ending points for all outreach have to be love. The most effective way to reach people for Jesus is through servant evangelism—showing God’s love in practical ways. This type of outreach is what Jesus modeled, is culturally relevant, and values people. The goal should be to invite people to take the next step from where they are.
Friendship Community Church, led by Pastor Todd Stevens, has experienced tremendous growth through acts of kindness. The church’s most radical servant evangelism project is Nashville Strip Church, founded by Erin Stevens. Erin’s life changed when God told her to "go feed the strippers." With home-cooked meals and gift bags, Erin shows dancers that God loves them. How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindnessincludes the story of a dancer who has come to know Christ, left the strip club industry through Erin’s ministry, and is now serving with Erin to reach other strippers.
 From feeding the homeless, to Easter egg hunts for special needs children, to ministering in a strip club,How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness provides exciting ideas for showing God’s love in practical ways.

Features include:
* Stories from servant evangelism events, including Strip Church
* Ideas for showing God’s love in practical ways
* Inspiration to step out of your comfort zone to serve people” – How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

My Thoughts
How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness is a book that I really enjoyed reading because it shows that there are ministries out there that are truly helping people that most of society doesn’t want to talk about or try to help.

This book doesn’t just focus on strippers though, it is also helping the homeless, children with disabilities, and much more. The overall message is that we can all be better servants and people in general, if we slow down our pace, and listen to people who we encounter with respect and love – not matter what we may originally perceive them to be.

Overall, I think that this book is an excellent example of how to be a better Christian and/or person. I definitely recommend it.


* Thank you to the publisher of How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness, Thomas Nelson as part of their Book Look Bloggers program, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

July 31, 2014

Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil



 

I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me!  If just using the link, please make sure you sign up as a wholesale member (that way you save 24%) and that my number ( 1860270 ) is listed for Enroller and Sponsor and e-mail me so I can start helping you with everything!