Wellness Wednesday- Dress Rehearsal for 2017



For the month of December, your to do list probably looks like a shopping list filled with gifts to get and return, rather than a goal oriented to do list.  Our main purpose during the month of December is to get the perfect gift, at the best price and giving it to the right person. What happens after we give the gift, open the presents attended all the Christmas/Holiday parties?  The few days before New Year’s, we are sort of at limbo, looking forward to the New Year and getting ready to kiss the old year goodbye.  Some of us find ourselves not being very productive at work and at home.

To overcome being caught in this limbo state, first you must re-wire your brain to not think that on December 31 is a day that all the bad things that happened that year will magically go away when January 1st rolls in.   We can be hopeful that 2017 will be a better year but know that baggage will carry over to the next year.  It us up to us to unload that baggage and slowly sort, throw out, and organize where you want that baggage to be in your life.   Know that in order to feel confident that 2017 will be a successful year, failures and unpredictable events will always pop up in your life, it is how fast you “fail” is how you will overcome it. (source: Pastor Rick Warren).  Second, you need to find a “Goal” not a “New Year Resolution” in place for 2017 so that the days of limbo will not exist. Finally, you must always keep yourself active by doing things that matter in your life and not let the “time wasting” things fill up your schedule.  Being a “Jack of all trades” will lead you to a limbo state every time, instead do things that will matter in your life.

Always know that each day is like a dress rehearsal for a big show that you will eventually perform.  Always refine and polish up on the specific things that will make you shine in your performance.  Remember, your performance is your life, how well you rehearse is how well you will perform.  Take care of yourself today and tomorrow will take care of itself.  #livebetter #lovebetter #marriage4life #values #giftgiving#wellnesswednesday


Marriage Vows, are they the thing of the past?

You have seen it replayed a dozen times on TV shows and in movies, where the two couples face each other, holding hand and repeating the Marriage Vows.  During this time, it is where the tissues comes in handy as guest wipe away the tears off their face as they listened to the couple say their vows.  This sacred and traditional process always hits a soft spot in our hearts, where we believe that love will last a lifetime.  In reality, divorces are more apparent and some people have avoided marriage all together to not even bother with it.  So why have Marriage Vows?

Marriage VowsMarriage Vows in practical terms is an accountability promise that we say to one another.  The famous vows we hear all the time goes something like this.  I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded(husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.  There are more modern versions that cater to the couples personalities but this traditional vow really hits home because it encompasses all aspects of our life.  By writing our own vows sometimes we only include things that may seem important at the time but may not be within the context when things takes a rougher turn in your marriage life.

wedding rings


Once you say I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded(husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part, you are letting the Universe know that you both take accountability in fostering the marriage and helping it mature and develop.  With anything new we create, we always must put the Time, Effort, and Love to make it work.  Your success will depend on how much Sacrifice you are willing to do to put the other person first.



As long as we can keep our Promise to each other and to the Universe, the concept of  the Marriage Vows has fulfilled its purpose.  So, let’s keep Marriage Vows a tradition for many generations to follow and experience.  Those few words will impact your marriage for a lifetime, it is worth keeping and not letting it slip away and be forgotten.  They are the cornerstone to building your family.





Fall Wedding Favors. Say Goodbye to Summer and Hello To Fall

As we say Goodbye to Summer and Hello to Fall, there is always a warm and fuzzy feeling that feels us up this time of year.


It maybe that all the warm comfort drinks are popping up in stores such as Starbucks.  Coffee is a all year round drink but during the start of the Fall month, a certain drink has shown up and signifies that Fall is here similar to the Ground Hound seeing it’s shadow.  Telling him that Spring is here.

With Fall officially here, we thought we share some GREAT FALL FAVOR IDEAS if you are having a warm and intimate Fall Wedding or Dinner Party.  Our unique Personalized Growing Together Trinket Box is a great favor that has a rustic and organic look.  We placed some green moss decor inside the box as a filler and included our fun and one of a kind Personalized Wishing Beans.  Both the box and beans can be personalized.

Growing Together Box

What better way to have a little love nestled inside this Tree Embossed Trinket Box than with these adorable Personalized Beans.  Pictured here is our Love beans but you

add in your own like, Mr., Mrs., Love, Grows, Here.  The person receiving this little box will be surprised to find these little custom beans inside.  Have them plant them in

some soil, and watch them sprout with those same personalized words in the plant pods.Personalized Plantable Wishing BeansAnother Fall Favorite are our Mini Porcelain Espresso Cups.  They are cute and dainty, made from fine Porcelain, each comes with it’s own stirring spoon.  Have your

own custom label made to say Mr. and Mrs. or whatever fits your occasion.  Fall is not Fall without a warm drink and to celebrate the Pumpkin Spice Latte Craze during

this Season, this is a fitting favor that does the trick.

Porcelain Espresso Beans

Let’s get Cozi and Warm and Welcome Fall Y’all



Top 3 Fitness Youtube Channels- That make you Work IT for “FREE”

We want to keep you motivated through out Summer and the rest of the year with some more great tips to get your body in great health and shape.  In our last post we gave you some great ideas how to keep yourself energized throughout the day.  Today we will let you in on the Top 3 YouTube Fitness Channels that will get your fitness routine to a great start.  What is great is no dvds or monthly payments needed.  That is right.  It is All Free for you to watch.  Let’s get started.


#1 YouTube Fitness Channel

Be Fit

Watch to get your fitness started

This Channel packs an all start punch with all your oldies and new comers of Fitness Experts.  You will find Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin, Jane Fonda, Billy Blanks Jr., Scott Herman, Samantha Clayton, Garrett Amerine, Rainbeau Mars, Bryan Tanaka, Sadie Nardini, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Envy Girls, Kym Johnson, Tara Stiles, and many more showing you how to slim down, get your heart rate going and keep your workout routine fun and the same each day.  They even offer a 90 day workout system if you want something more structured and a mobile series for those on the Go and want to work out wherever their busy schedule takes them.  A two thumbs up for this Channel.


#2 YouTube Fitness Channel 


Watch to get your fitness started

Cassey Ho is a brand within herself.  She is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and personality based in Los Angeles.  Cassey is self motivated and someone very entertaining and fun to watch. Her creation of Pop Pilates has lead to a new movement where she combines  pop music with classic Pilate moves.  Her Channel shows you simple yet effective workout routines and also shares tips and advice how to stay motivated and keep going on your fitness routine and lifestyle.  Blogilates’ videos are very vibrant and fun to watch and will always put you in the workout spirit.


#3 YouTube Fitness Channel

XHit Daily

Watch to get your fitness started


The Channel tells you how to get the “Celebrity” butt like Beyonce, the legs like Jennifer Lawrence, or Abs like a Victoria Secret Model.  You are given workout tips from trainers who have trained celebrities to achieve that great body part they are known for.  We all know that Celebrities work pretty hard to get their body in tip top shape for their upcoming movie role and media events.  Here you get a little peak into the workout that is involved to get that Celebrity body.  This Channel is for you if you secretly long to look as good as your favorite Celeb.

Get Abs Like A Victoria Secret Model


You are ready now to Get Fit, Get Healthy and start your Wedding Planning to the right start.  Get toned arms for those strapless dress, get killer abs to show off the classic silhouette dress, and lose weight to get an overall healthy glow.  We call this the “Wedding Glow”.  Now Don’t Forget to  Hydrate your body during these workout sessions.  Visit our online store for fitness bottles and accessories below.  CLICK LINK BELOW