Monday, November 28, 2011

Melaleuca Monday : Cellwise

Antioxidants are our friends! I had no idea how important they are until I started reading into some of the amazing products at Melaleuca. I'd heard about free radicals and antioxidants but I honestly didn't know anything about them. But free radicals are bad-news-bears (ooh can you tell I'm a mom?) Basically, they attack the cell and can cause some pretty major damage (premature aging and even cancer) if you don't provide your body with the antioxidants it needs to counteract them. Cellwise helps give your body what it needs to live a long healthy happy life. They contain important antioxidants like Vitamin C, mixed Carotenoids, mixed tochopherols (like Vitamin E), lycopene, olive extract, and grape seed extract.

We keep these in stock at our house! It's one of those things that you might not feel like it's making a difference (not like the Vitality for Life vitamins) but you know, in the long run, it'll definitely pay off.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Joy Ride

John got a front facing car seat, thanks to Aunt Sarah! Sorry- there seems to be no audio. :(
But you can tell, he reacts in true John-style. He took it all in and was inspecting his new chair and pondering the impact that this new chair will have on his life's perspective. Very serious little boy. Me and my mom-in-law, Wendy, drove around the block. She's the one driving so that I could get a video without crashing. It's a little long and mostly boring if you don't LOVE John! :)

In other news, my invention, the Jar Buddy, is finished being made into a virtual prototype and is ready to be marketed to potential buyers/manufacturers. Now, it's totally out of my hands and totally in God's hands. I'm just praying for favor with the companies that will be shown this earth-shatteringly-genius invention! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Melaleuca Monday : Luminex

My Monday's have usually consisted of cleaning the house and watching Once Upon A Time on ABC's website. Love that show. We don't have cable so that's the only show that I follow. But I am adding another fun thing to my Monday regimen: Melaleuca Mondays! I figured it would be an easy way to remember to blog about my favorite products, available exclusively at Melaleuca!

This week's product is Luminex
Luminex is a St. John's Wort supplement that also has Griffonia seed, Vitamin B12, and folate that help to support the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which helps regulate your mood. So, instead of resorting to chemicals or hormones to get your mood under control, Melaleuca developed this patented blend of natural ingredients that helps your body gently regulate itself naturally. How great is that?? That's a fancy way of saying that it gave me my sanity back! :)

I have been taking it for about a month now and I can definitely feel a difference! I give glory first and foremost to God for giving me such abundant grace for every day, for helping me deal with my emotions, and helping me respond to challenges with love and patience. I would not make it without Him. Absolutely.

But I do believe that God knows what we need- He knew that I needed this! :) Me and my family have benefited from me being less like an emotional roller coaster these last few weeks. :) So, Thank You God and thank you Melaleuca for making Luminex! :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Look Who's Walking!

John is officially walking! This was taken just a little bit ago at Tastebuds in Salisbury, NC. If he gets any cuter, his face might be kissed into smithereens! :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

morning sun

The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter until the full light of day.
Proverbs 4:18
*acrylic on cardboard... yup... I'm fancy...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

generations of beauty

I think I have finally found a blog background that I will keep! Sorry for the design whiplash some of you may be suffering from. This one here totally fits me! I love quilts. They make me smile. They make me think about generations. I know, quite a jump. Think about it though.
So many women (do men quilt? I think not.) have handed down their lovely quilts from generation to generation. I can remember the quilt my own mother has in her house that was made by several women, all in community with one another. Each one stitched their signature in a piece of white fabric with the date "1932" underneath and then artfully joined them all together amidst happy scraps of fabric to form this beautiful heirloom. From one generation to another, the art, whether the artwork itself and/or the artisan skill, is passed on. Ah, quilting... It's just a beautiful tradition.