Thursday, December 31, 2015

Opportunity Knocks... Will You Answer?!

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Since starting my business, I've been able to grow personally, help others, go green, and get my health products paid for. I'm on track to earn free car payments, free trips, and earn a full-time passive income! I want to bless others with this opportunity and share this gift. I want to give you a head start to make 2016 your best year ever! If you want to join us, December is a great time to partner with us and become your own boss! Here’s why…
Tax Advantages: When you join Shaklee and Project Dream with a Gold Kit, you can write it off. In fact, tax advantages are one of the best things about having a home based business! When you join in 2015, you can get your return back in 2016 rather than waiting for 2017 if you start your business in 2016. Hello no brainer!
New Year Resolutions: You can be there to help all your friends and family with their new year resolutions. You know everyone wants a fresh start for the new year! Not feeling your best either? You don’t have to look and feel your best to join us. You can work on yourself while you inspire others to do the same. You are honest & real and people trust you!! 
Free Trips: Shaklee offers several trips a year and the clock starts counting January 1st! This means that you can take full advantage of earning a tropical, all inclusive, paid vacation! I don’t know about you, but I will work for trips!! The announcements of next year’s trip will be made on January 4th- be there!
New Training: Shaklee is coming out with a brand new Shaklee University that will help you explode and duplicate your business! We are starting a private Social Media 8 Week Training Course for everyone in Project Dream (my team) and you do not want to miss out.

I’m excited to help you get your business started NOW. To help all those who are ready to join or upgrade to any of the 3 Gold Paks, I'm offering a rebate. BUT THE OFFER IS ONLY UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY DECEMBER 31st!! All those who sign up on my team with a Gold PAK get a $75 rebate. Anyone who signs up to my team with a Gold Plus PAK gets a $100 rebate. Everyone who signs up with me with a Super Gold PAK will get a $125 rebate! Not only will you get a rebate, but your December purchase will insure you get your first Shaklee check in January!!

Together let’s make 2016 you’re best year ever!


Join Here!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Oven Roasted Veggies

There aren't a lot of times I get adventurous in the kitchen anymore.  And I probably should have taken some pictures through the process of making this side dish.  {It probably wouldn't have turned out if I had, though!}  That all being said - this dish turned out super and will be made again!


brussel sprouts - quartered
yellow bell pepper
orange bell pepper
cauliflower - small florets
(all veggies are about 1/3 to 1/2 cup each)

olive oil
1 or 2 minced garlic cloves
garlic salt
salt & pepper to taste

Make sure all your veggies are cut in about the same size to roast evenly.  Put in a bowl.  Pour about 1 to 2 Tbsp of olive oil over the veggies.  Add minced garlic, garlic salt, salt and pepper.  Stir around in bowl until everything is coated.  Place on foil lined baking sheet.  Bake at 400* for about 40 minutes.  Stir once about half way through.


Let me know what you think by commenting on Facebook!  Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fresh Start Challenge

I'm so excited about this challenge to kick off the New Year right!  This is obviously the time so many of us decide that 'this year will be different!'. Yep.

Because this year I'm going to:

- Get on a Budget
- Exercise
- Get Healthy
- Spend More Quality Time with Loved Ones
- Travel More
- Eat Better
- Get Organized
- Learn New Things

And so on......

You do this too, right?

I'm really happy with my results from this past year, but I know I can do better.  One huge part of my success has been incorporating Shaklee products into our family's lives.  There is also an amazing support group that has helped cheer me on and pushed me when needed.  And now my support system from all over the U.S. has become some wonderful friends.

We'll be starting an new challenge January 4th, 2016!

I would LOVE for you to join me!  We already have a great group of people that have committed to a Fresh Start!  There are several options to join, so there is something for every person (and every budget!).  Read on for the kit options, and be sure to join as a member (all kits come with a FREE membership) in order to participate in the accountability group on Facebook!  We are starting officially on January 4th,  but we will have people starting all throughout January, so if you start after the 4th that is totally OK! :)

Here’s the scoop!
1) Kick Start!  This is for people that are interested in a 5 day reset, with 3 shakes a day, essential vitamins/minerals, and healthy snacks throughout the day.  It is a GREAT way to get back on track after the holidays!
You will want to purchase the Essentials Plan or the Foundations Plan.  (See below for optional add-ons to enhance your reset!)

2) Steady Start!  This is for people that have less than 20 pounds to lose or just want to commit to 1 protein shake a day combined with the BEST vitamins and supplements on the market.
You will want to purchase the Vitalizing Plan or the Life Plan.  (See below for optional add-ons to if you also want to start with 5 day reset!)

3) Fast Start!  This is for people that have 20+ pounds to lose.  Shaklee’s protein is designed to help you lose the fat, but keep the muscle.  It is an INCH loss plan!
You will want to purchase the Life Shake Family Pack or the Turnaround Kit.  (See below for optional add-ons, if you also want to start with 5 day reset!)

If you are starting with Kick Start or adding the reset to the Steady Start or Fast Start, you may want to consider adding on the following products to enhance the 5 day reset:
Liver DTX  (if you are pregnant or nursing, skip the Liver DTX)
Once you purchase your products (AND become a member), please email me at my life by jess (at) gmail(dot)com with the subject “Fresh Start” and request to be added to the private Facebook group!

Have some questions?  I'm always happy to help and guide you through the products and options we are making available.  Please remember this isn't just about weight loss.  This is about getting HEALTHY.  It's about kicking some of those nasty cravings and bad habits we have trouble getting rid of.  All of these goals are much easier with an active and compassionate support group.  Can't wait to welcome you to the group and get 2016 kicked off with a bang!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Get Your Questions Answered TONIGHT!

It's really happening TONIGHT!!

Looking for something different to do?  

A new way to support yourself and your family?

Or just looking to make a little more money on the side your way?

Love working hard but on your own terms?  

Need some questions answered? 

This is something that I am absolutely passionate about!  Not only has it been beneficial to our family in our health and bank account, I have been able to grow tremendously as a person with a wonderful support group helping me and pushing me along the way.

Sign up and get the information that could truly change the course of your life. 

Just follow the link ~…/1299799037279117825  and register!!
There's absolutely no obligation.  This is purely informational and might just answer some of those questions you've been having and were too timid to ask.
We'd love to have you join us for the live webinar!  See you there!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tips and Tricks #47

Here's a quick recap of Tips & Tricks party #46.  We had a great bunch of shares and it was really hard to choose a favorite!

Tips and Tricks 47

Most Clicked

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Rolls from Fearlessly Creative Mammas


Kathleen's Favorite (Fearlessly Creative Mammas): Primrose Stitch Crochet Dishcloth from Midwestern Moms

Pattie's Favorite (Garden Matter): Christmas Luminary from Make It Easy Crafts

Gabby's Favorite (Not Too Shabby Gabby): Simple Spritz Christmas Cookies from Pint Sized Baker

Heather's Favorite (Stringtown Home): Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Rolls from Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Lisa's Favorite (Drugstore Divas): S'mores Cheesecake from Winnish

Krysta's Favorite (Krysta Steen): Sweet Cranberry Cupcakes from Lou Lou Girls

Jessica's Favorite (My Life by Jessica Wise): Colorful Salvage Wood Reindeer Art from Just a Little Creativity

Heather's Favorite (Frugal Mom of 8): Christmas Gift Tags from Keeping it Real

Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Go ahead and share away by following the link below.  Can't wait to see what everyone is doing!

We'll be taking a break the week of December 28th.  Make sure to stop by still to see what I'm up to next week and then look for the next Tips & Tricks post January 4th.  Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's, everyone!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mint Oreo Truffles

Oreos are a huge temptation for me.  I try really hard not to go down the cookie isle at the grocery store just so I'm not tempted.  I was unable to avoid the pull during a couple of my pregnancies and ended up with a 40 lb weight gain.  Not a comfortable thing during a Georgia summer!

The Original Oreo Truffles are yummy, but the Mint version are extreme - and I'm not really a mint person!  And how can you go wrong with a recipe that has cream cheese in it?

Mint Oreo Truffles


6 oz Philly Cream Cheese (softened)

1 pkg. (15.25 oz)  Cool Mint Oreos, finely crushed

1 pkg. (24 oz) white almond bark


1.  Mix crushed mint Oreos and softened cream cheese in a mixer until smooth.

 2.  Using a cookie scoop or spoon, roll into balls (about the size of a walnut). Chill for 30 minutes or more.

3.  Follow directions on Almond Bark package for melting in microwave.

4.  Dip balls in melted Almond Bark and let set on wax paper or in mini muffin cups.

5.  Refrigerate.

These are great for get togethers and sharing with friends and neighbors.  Although, you may want to make 2 batches if you are wanting to sample and share - just to make sure you have enough.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Gifts For Teachers

**This is my last post from my previous blog. Such a simple idea, but everything is usable and the teachers loved these gifts. Hope this gives you a great idea for your teachers or even just a starting place to create a meaningful gift. Cheers!

I always try to make sure I get the kids' teachers a little something to say 'Merry Christmas' each year. It's  also a good time to say a big 'Thank You' for all the work and time they put into teaching.  We've been blessed to have great teachers who do so much to make sure the kids realized their full potential.  I'm not going to lie, though.  It can get expensive! 4 kids in school and 6 teachers.  Ack!  (can you hear the cha-ching?)

Here is what we are doing this year.

Antibacterial soaps from Bath & Body Works (purchased during a 7 for $20 sale), chocolates and $10 gift cards to Starbucks.  Even if you left out the Starbucks card this is still a great little gift for anyone.

Let's put it all together to make it pretty, as well as useful.

I decided to use a hole punch so the gift cards will be secured to the gift.  I know my kids, and the potential for a card going missing on the way to school is greater than 50/50.  This will take some muscle!  It does help if you wiggle the card side to side as you are trying to punch.
The chocolate goes in to a Christmas-y bag.  (I ended up buying a second bag of chocolates to help fill the Christmas bags rather than just the one bag shown a few pictures earlier.) 
Punch a hole through the bag to be able to secure it with ribbon to the soap pump in a little bit.
I used some red curling ribbon to loop through the gift card.  You could also use an elastic pony tail holder or a rubber band.  The ribbon just seemed to be a better hold for me.
String the ends of your ribbon through the holes in your bag and then secure them around the neck of the soap bottle.  I worked the ribbon up under the cap to make sure it stayed on the bottle all the way to school.  Add a few more strings of ribbon and then use your scissors to curl the ends.

Keep in mind a more neutral sent will be liked by more people.  Let's face it, not everyone wants to smell like a Christmas tree or peppermint all day long.  It's a pretty safe bet, if you stay with a lighter fragrance, the teacher (or anyone else) will like it.

A pretty, useful and yummy present!  I have no worries about these gifts not be used.  Even better, each gift cost about $4.50 (minus the Starbucks card)!

And, yes, the Bath & Body Works bag from the previous facelift post, is what all these hand soaps came home in.  I knew you were wondering.

Link Party #46

It's party time again, my lovelies.  I have to be honest with you - some weeks it's really hard to pick a favorite!  Here are the hosts' picks for last week.  

1. Gingerbread Biscotti from Jenn's Random Scraps - Kathleen (Fearlessly Creative Mammas)

2. Peach Apple Caramel Trifle from Fearlessly Creative Mammas - Heather (Frugal Mom of 8)

3. Gathering Baskets from The Farmhouse in the Field - Patti (Garden Matter)

4. Rocky Road Fudge from Jay Tried and True - Lisa (Drugstore Divas)

5. Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cake from Made in a Day - Krysta (

6. Hot Chocolate Fudge from Cooking with Carlee - Gabby (Not So Shabby Gabby)

7. Christmas Cookies from Logan Can - Jessica (My Life by Jess)

8. Whoville Porch from Penny's Vintage Home - Heather (Stringtown Home)

Ready to party with us this week?  

Go ahead and follow the link below to add your post to this week's link party.  Take some time to browse all the other shares and maybe find a favorite of your own.  

Jump over to Pinterest and check out all the pins from current and previous parties.  There's a huge assortment of wonderful recipes, information and craft projects just waiting to be discovered!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Link Party #45


  This Week's Features! 


Most Clicked: DIY Christmas Ornament Blog Hop from Karen's Up on a Hill

Hosts' Favorites and Features!  

1. Krysta ( - Christmas Cranberry Cake by Sweet Little Ones 

2. Patti (Garden Matter) - Gift Box from a Matchbox by Crafty Journal

 3. Lisa (Drugstore Divas) - Snowmen Rice Krispie Treats by Midwestern Moms

1. Heather (Frugal Mom of 8) - Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies by Pint Sized Baker 

7. Heather (Stringtown Home) - Bedroom Tour Christmas Dreaming by Everyday Living 

2. Jessica (My Life By Jess) -Espresso Fudge by Garden 2 Plate 

6. Gabby (Not Too Shabby Gabby) - Key Lime Fudge by Jay Tried and True 

Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Don't forget to get grab a button to show off where you link up! 

If you were featured brag about it! Brag about how awesome you are! 

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