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Hot Cocoa, A Cold,a and Papers
What a week it has been, but today I am reminded that God is very present in everything and is behind the scene keeping track of EVERYTHING. I have gotten this yucky cold, from the sweet little one I nanny for in the mornings. Monday and Tuesday I trooped through 13 hour days at work and was not sure how I would make it through my 5 hours this morning. I was greeted by a text at 4am saying the little one was too sick for B to leave her. I was saddened for her but relieved that God had given me a day to rest and re-cooperate!
As for some exciting things in my life, Arbonne rocks my socks and I KNOW God has his hand in leading me to this company! I’ve “met” some amazing and beautiful faith filled women! I made it into qualification for District Manager in the month of November. My goal is to finish out this month and start 2014 right! I am also trying to earn the trip to Los Cabos in October! Anyone want to go with me?! Id love to talk to you about how you can go as well! God willing and the creek don’t rise I will be there with many, many team mates!
Here’s to a great December, I have set many goals, but I think right now my biggest one is to be grateful
for all the behind the scenes work God is doing, and trust that all is working in HIS time.
Cats Eating Cakes and Parties in houses in Montecito!
WOW! That is the one word that I can think of to describe my first Arbonne party! I am hoping and praying I got all the craziness and kinks out at my first party 😛 I worked at my new nannying job in the morning and then raced to the Cowboys house to make cupcakes for the party….come to find out I didnt have a cupcake pan at his house…so instead I made bunt cake! I hurried to get ready for the party and then realized I had forgotten my script!! So I texted my poor sponcer Hannah freaking out! She calmed me down and sent me on my way to my friends Montecito “house” for my first party!IIt was a blustery rainy night…one of the few we get here on the central coast. I arrived early, which turned out to be VERY good idea as I was able to help with dinner. I put the lovely cake down on the counter and with in three minutes the CAT was on the counter eating it!!!!! The words my Cowboy said to me as I ran out the house resounded in my head “Baby, can I PLEASE have a piece!? NO one will notice! PLEASE!” I laughed at him and picked up the cake and ran out the door after a quick kiss! I felt like he was smiting me for not giving him piece 😛 The party turned into a LONG dinner party and then finally at 9pm I gave a quick presentation and packed up and drove an hour and a half home.
It was GREAT night! SO many unexpected twists and turns, but it was a smashing success! I cannot wait for the next one!
On another note we are running a HUGE BOGO sale through until next Friday the 29th! Buy one get one of equal or lesser value for FREE!!! The products are so PURE, SAFE, and BENEFICIAL! I am in LOVE with their mascara! (among other things) Email me if you are interested in ordering! email@example.com
End of the Week Feelings
Hi loves! I thought I would just check in and see how everyone’s week has been 🙂 I am have a week of gratitude and trying to carry on with my week of courage 🙂 I keep having trouble with the courage thing! One day I will be able to roar in the face of adversity or fear.
I am still so grateful for Arbonne. Boy oh boy I am learning a lot about myself and about others. Man its scary to call people I know to tell them about my new business adventure. Some are excited for me and some are skeptical, which I can say I totally was a first. After trying some products I am in LOVE!! The Cowboy has terrible psoriasis, he was leery to try any, but I bought him some rejuvenating body cream and the hydrating body oil. He is in day three of using them and he is already seeing a huge improvement. I am excited, but he is even more excited!
The Sew U’Nique Shop is slow, but I am gearing up for Christmas 🙂 I have so many exciting projects planed for my family and friends 😀
I dont want to get to carried away thinking about Christmas, because Thanksgiving is coming and I love Thanksgiving because it is about gratitude!! We all have so much to be grateful for! I have so so much to be thankful for this year! Being in school, being loved, having a roof, a car, food, 2 new business opportunities.
What are you guys thankful for?
Hugs to you all! Have a beautiful day.
Week 1 as an Arbonne Girl
Howdy Ya’ll. Well tomorrow marks week one as an Arbonne girl and I am SO happy I decided to throw all caution to the wind and jump in! I have learned SO much about myself and how amazing Arbonne as a company is! I have “met” these amazing giving and caring women who have been so supportive and gracious in helping me to get started. I am in love with the company, what is stands for and the products it makes.
Tomorrow I will be starting my 28 day detox with Arbonne. its 28 days of eating clean (which I do any way) but adding in come things such as a shake (or 2 a day) detox tea, fit chews to curb hunger mid-afternoon, fizz sticks to get over that slump, and fiber. I have been researching all of these shake recipes and found my favorite.
I am so greatful for the oppertunty that Arbonne has already presented me with and look forward to the weeks ahead and all that they hold. I have made a HUGE decision to promote my first month to the first level of District Manager! I can do it! It will take lots of hard work and putting myself out there but I believe in myself and others believe in me!
I love adventures!
God has been so good to me and today I am feeling so blessed and thankful for old friends! I think it only fair I share the whole story. H and I used to dance together….years ago when we were little and fun and cute! We lost touch throughout high school and college and just recently reconnected on Facebook! Gosh I just love her and how neat it was to catch up and realize how much we still had in common. She shared with me she had started doing Arbonne. They are fabulous Swiss formulated health and wellness products! Everything from shampoo to a detox! I though oh cool great! I bought a detox from her and didn’t give a second thought to Arbonne. Fast forward one week and I get a phone call from her asking if i might be interested in joining Arbonne….”Wait! What! Who me???” After a week of thought and watching hundreds of Youtube videos on the company and what my new adventure would entail I jumped in with a big fat yes!!!! SO here I am day three of being and Arbonne girl and I love it! I love what the company stands for. I love all the support and love I get. I love the products and how safe, pure, and beneficial they are!
You’re right, I am a coward! I haven’t any courage at all. I even scare myself.
Wow, that was one wise lion! Happy November lovies! I have decided November I am going to have more courage and be BOLD! I am scared of myself and what I can accomplish! I am going to accept the job as an independent consultant. I will tell you all for which company as soon as it becomes official, but for now I am doing my research and learning everything I can about the company and the product, but man i am starting to get excited about learning and growing and being BOLD. I have SO many people praying for me and wishing me well and I know that if i get comfortable with being uncomfortable I can be successful!
So here’s to me bucking up, just jumping in and having a roar like a lion!
I Wont Give Up
I was just listening to the song I wont give up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns This song has totally been urging me to just keep plugging away. You know when an opportunity presents itself and you just cant figure out if you should jump or proceed with caution….that’s me…A friend approached me about a potential job opportunity, but oh honey I am NOT a business woman, I have to make a decision by 5pm….So back to listening to empowering music and thinking i go 😛
Bigger Fish to Fry
Happy Sunday all! Hope everyone’s week has been a smashing success. Mine was full of growing pains and i guess growing is a good thing. I am still on the search for a new job. Dream job at the moment would be as a personal assistant. I love getting people organized, I love shopping, cooking, cleaning, and keeping schedules and notes. So like I said sounds like a perfect job for me 😛
As for everything else. Sewing has been slow and haven’t done much lately. Exercising I am getting better at everyday. I get board easily so thank goodness I can go swim, do a Zumba class, go for a walk/run or do strength training.
The Cowboy and little cowgirl are good. She is all excited for Halloween and has gone to a few school dances! We all went fishing again yesterday. I got cold and impatient so came home early.
Here are some photos of the trip
A Ling Cod-check out its cheetah print back
My new Shakespeare rod and view of the beach
Me and the Man
Also in other exciting news Sailor boy is feeling better and is now on pain medication everyday which seems to help. He started his new job last week. A few children who have suffered abuse are coming to see him and he is loving on them and showing them what a great horse he is. It melt my heart and makes me so happy he is able to have a purpose 🙂
Last but not least a little brag about my guy….today I am working a 24 hour shift…cant say that i like it at all but its what I’ve got and oh well….so my guy showed up to surprise me with these …
I almost cried on the spot! I am blessed and loved, even when things get rough and I am having a hard time finding my place in the midst of this crazy world. I am valued by those that matter the most and though words can hurt even though there is that silly saying about sticks and stones, my worth is not come from those words.
Hugs to you all! XO -Dom
Over the hill
Yikes, its been too long since i have updated! Here’s a quick on…my cowboy turned 40 on Sunday! He was SO not looking forward to it but it turned out to be a great day! He got to go fishing with most of his family on Saturday and Sunday he bought himself a car!!!! and then we celebrated with banana cream pie and I took him out to a yummy steak house.
He and I on the peir 🙂
Funk star fish
Yummy healthy cookies! Made with real maple syrup instead of sugar. I gave a bunch away (so i didnt eat them all) and everyone LOVED them!
Keeping up with this clean eating thing!
Have a great week! Ill update more later! XO -Dom