Thrive: May Specials & New Products


My goodness, it’s already the 6th of May! Is anyone else’s head spinning? I just wanted to tell you about the Thrive May Specials, and a smokin’ deal, and some new products that I’m really excited about. click here for larger image The Q-pon item this month is the Freeze Dried Red Bell Peppers. You […]

Giveaway: WINNER!


Well, thank you to everyone who participated in my drawing last week! It was lots of fun. And the winners are…………………………………………. Can I get a drumroll please?……………………………… The winner of the Cookie Dough is Melanie G. from Washington State!   The winner of the Thrive Guide is………………………. Messy Musings from Utah!   Thanks to everyone! […]

Thrive Giveaway: New Cookie Dough & Thrive Guide


I attended the Thrive Life Unleash Your Dreams 2014 Convention earlier this month. It was full of inspiration and motivation and I’m so glad I went. One new thing they announced is the new Thrive Guide. SO.COOL. It lists every item and gives great tips and tricks and ideas for using them. It has recipes, […]

Kitchen Tip: Kosher Salt & Table Salt

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Have you ever been in the middle of a recipe and realized that you didn’t have Kosher Salt, only table salt? What to do?? I don’t know about you, but I’m not about to run to the store for every little thing. Who has the time? And if I do, I’ll end up spending 10x […]

Recipe: ChocoCoco PB Crunch Bars


  Delicious, no bake, healthy stuff…you name it, this one’s got it. I love to make this every few weeks to give my kids a treat after school. Don’t you LOVE (sarcasm doesn’t have the same impact in print that it does in speech) when your kids come home from school and the first thing […]

Have the Desire, Be Mindful, Be Determined, and Endure


….this is my mantra. Friend,…..can I call you friend? Let me tell you a little about my journey. Putting it out there makes me feel terribly vulnerable, so please be kind, if just for a moment. But maybe there’s someone out there like me who needs a little push, a few ideas. If so, this […]

Recipe: BEST EVER 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread


I was born with an inability to follow instructions….. no….that’s not true….I CAN follow them, I just don’t like to. One thing I learned in cosmetology school is that you have to learn the rules in order to break the rules, so technically, following a recipe correctly the first time you make it is important, […]

Preparedness: Plant A Seed


Can you imagine a day when you couldn’t go to the grocery store and pick up some canned fruits and veggies, or swing by the produce section and get whatever you fancy? Seems a little far-fetched, right? But not really. I can see it happening. I’ve been reading this fun book Forgotten Skills of Self […]

Kitchen Tip: Magic Dust

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You know I love my Thrive. Like LOVE my Thrive. And I’m getting kind of a big kick out of using every possible part of something. I feel like a pioneer. The wind whipping through my bonnet covered hair, the quiet of the prairie, the outhouse….ok, being a pioneer isn’t always all it’s cracked up […]

Preparedness: Convenience Foods

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We don’t buy pre-boxed junk. We make our own everything….ok….I DID buy a couple of bags of Veggie Straws last trip to Costco…I LOVE those things….anyway….., We TRY not to buy pre-boxed/pre-packaged junk. It’s not very hard to resist anymore. Just look at the ingredient label, and I lose all affinity for some of my […]