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    Did you know that pineapple is nature’s cough medicine?

    All opinions are from my own experience. This is not medical advice. Please consult with your doctor for more information. One winter, a few years ago, my children came down with winter colds. They had hacking coughs that lingered and wouldn’t resolve. I remember feeling like I had tried everything and felt very flustered that nothing had worked. I was up reading one night during this and came across the health benefits of fruits. Pineapple was on the list and it was like a light bulb when off when I read the about it helping helpful with coughs. Pineapples contain bromelain which is in an anti-inflammatory enzyme. This not only…

  • Lifestyle

    4 Things You Should Do Every Sunday

    I just cannot believe that it’s Sunday. The weekend really flew by. The kids, Derrek and I spent the weekend with friends and also knocking out lots of random projects around our house and in the yard. Sundays are my favorite day of the week. We get to go to church (or watch a sermon from home), eat lunch outside and then I start my routine of getting organized for the week. I share about this quite often, you can get the catch up version on my stories today), because it really does change my week in a positive way. I am a mom of five children who are active…

  • Fashion

    Styling for Fall in the South

    I don’t now about where you live but in South Carolina, it doesn’t get cold until closer to December. Every year I find myself falling into the trap of wearing a sweater or boots thinking that it will be cold all day, only to have it warm up by lunch and I’m sweating to death and regretting that decision. This year I decided to play it smart by just wearing fall colors instead of full on fall gear. I also decided to consult with my friend, Leah, owner of Mosaic Boutique, in Florence, SC on her top tips for styling for fall in the South. Check out what she had…

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    How I meal prep every week to help my week flow

    I am not super organized at all.the.things but 10 years into being a mom, I have found things that benefit us and a lot of them are built habits. The saying “it takes 21 days to build a habit,” has reigned true consistently when I’ve decided to try new things and create new flows in our home. Some things just don’t work for us, but I only learned that through trial and error. A lot of structure in my life comes from organized systems.  I love my planner, calendar views in all the places, everything being in its place, and meals ready to go, but that requires backend work. Weekends…

  • Makeup

    3 NEW clean beauty makeup items you NEED to know about right now

    Beautycounter recently launched 3 new clean beauty makeup items and y’all, they are GAME CHANGERS. I use and love every single one of them and can’t wait to tell you more about them. BEAUTYCOUNTER THINK BIG ALL-IN-ONE MASCARA Beautycounter’s new mascara is like nothing I’ve ever tried before. If you previously tried the Beautycounter volumizing or lengthening mascara and were less than impressed with it, PLEASE give this one a shot. Here are just a few highlights of the mascara: long wearing smudge proof water proof volumizing AND lengthening creamy volume with a weightless feel 100% new formula  soft molded material tip helps to prevent clumping cares for your lashes…