Monday, 30 May 2016

Arbonne Opportunity

You may already know this but if not, I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant. I started buying Arbonne makeup for my business because I wanted to offer my clients a natural option to beauty and I thought their makeup could stand up next to the other brands I carry in my professional makeup kit. As an Independent Consultant, I get 35% off the products I purchase so I decided to start trying the other products Arbonne offers. I was also very interested in trying all their other products as I am slowly trying to fill my home with more natural options, as I run out of something, I buy a healthier replacement. 

So far I have tried the fibre, baby skin care products, FC5 skin care line, deodorant, shampoo, RE9 Advanced skincare line, all the cosmetics, protein, sunscreen and Tyler is even enjoying the mens skincare products. All of the makeup I use is great but I especially love the Arbonne mascara and primer! You guys know I have tried a lot of skincare and after using the full RE9 line, I feel like my skin has never looked more fresh, even and blemish free. I share complimentary samples of this line and other skincare products with anyone who wants to give it a try and almost everyone has the same reaction, they LOVE it!

The icing on the cake of this entire Arbonne company is that as an Independent Consultant I have the opportunity to generate income from simply sharing my favourite products with my friends and family, this is something I would do anyways. 

The team building side of Arbonne is something that really excites me and after working alone for over a year to launch HAL Makeup Artistry, tapping into team resources through Arbonne was a breath of fresh air I welcomed with open arms. Now I am ready to build my own team, I want to work with anyone to get their business going, who wants to increase income in their household, experience time freedom, meet new people and have fun while you work to achieve personal goals. 

Network Marketing is a scary thing to think about, I had my own fears and insecurities about adding this role to everything else I am already doing. I was also scared of peoples opinions of me selling products simply because I myself have had a few bad experiences with unprofessional Network Marketers. It is unfortunate that with any industry, we allow our bad experiences to cloud our opinion of an entire group. Within my first month of working my Arbonne business, every fear in my mind was flipped by it being proven wrong. After doing a little research I found out that the Direct Sales industry has grown over 17% in Canada in the last few years and over 20% globally. I really enjoyed this article about a children's clothing company that decided to sell through consultants over stores

It is an exciting time to be a part of this industry, I believe my generation is beginning to realize that we wont get ahead by working longer hours but we will gain so much by building our own dreams and enjoying the process alongside our families. 

If you want to learn more about the Arbonne products or opportunity, I would love to share them with you. Please always feel free to get in touch to chat at

Lastly, I have set a goal for myself to become an Arbonne Regional Vice President within 5 years which will have me enjoying the White Party in Vegas, check out this years event here and below are some pictures of some of my favourite Arbonne items. 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Luke Lately


You are a light of joy to anyone you come in contact with.

When you see a bird you say "hold it" and then run after it. I love your determination so I encourage you to try again next time, when the bird flies away.

You have excellent manners.

You have just started to climb. Today you attempted to climb the oven, it scared me, I yelled, you cried. 

Your really friendly and comfortable in church, last week you sat with the couple behind us for a little instead of with me. 

If a sport involves a ball and something you hit the ball with, you approach it like hockey. 

When dad and I tell you we love you, you respond with "moon and back" because we have always said "we love you to the moon and back". 

You impress me daily with what you learn in a day. 

You love to read books. 

Your favourite show is Peppa Pig.

Your dad and I share glances and smile frequently that require no words when all three of us are together that say, "wow, I can't believe he is ours". 

We have started to explain to you that you will be a big brother, you respond, "baby in belly".

You love running up and down hills.

You were created with a purpose and its my job to help you figure out what that purpose is, its going to be a fun adventure.


Monday, 23 May 2016

Sombra Ferry Ride

I hope all of my Canadian friends enjoyed an awesome May 24 weekend, after today it officially feels like summer and I am excited. Our weekend was filled with simple pleasures and a ferry ride across the river was the icing on the cake. Happy kick off to summer friends, its going to be a good one.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

GenBeauty Toronto by Ipsy

First I have to say how grateful to God I am for the path my life is on and the course it has taken in my past. There are things I am not proud of from my past but God is at work in my life and has used all my experiences for His glory. Deciding to work for myself and stay at home with Luke was not an easy decision. There are and will continue to be challenges on this road but can I tell you, that after placing my career, family and life fully in Gods hands and working my hardest to follow His lead, I have never experienced more joy, piece and confidence despite the trials I have faced in the last two years.

If God is knocking at the door of your heart about something, listen and follow and try not be afraid, He will take care of you. Then get ready to have some amazing things happen in your life as He works through you!

God is awesome and He has created each of us for a unique purpose! I don't know my full purpose but I can confidently say that I am on the right path!

Grab a snack and hang with me as I take you through my GenBeauty adventure!

Monday, 9 May 2016

A Mothers Intuition

A mothers intuition is the nudging of The Holy Spirit. 

On mothers day and the whole week leading up to it I was filled with overflowing emotion. It could be the pregnancy hormones or it could simply be my mothers heart. I don't know if my heart has grown since I became a mom but I would say it loves bigger because it breaks easier. Life has become more valuable and the blessings I have carry more weight. Through motherhood, God has broken my heart but I believe He has a purpose. Sometimes I wonder if I am crazy for thinking certain things but after praying through them I realize God is using my heart and mind to share His unfathomable love with the world and I believe He uses all mothers for this work.

We mothers have a unique perspective on life. Our strength comes from the love in our hearts for our children but it's not just our children that need this love, our world is in desperate need of our mothering love. An unconditional love that can only come from a mother, is the love our world needs. So next time you feel like something inside you is calling you to take action, send a note or simply give someone a hug, don't resist, it's God using your mothering heart for His amazing work.

Thank you Lord for making me a mother and every bit of joy and pain that comes with this role, Amen! 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Few Of My Motherhood Posts

Here are some of my favourite posts about motherhood from the last 2 years. As I mentioned in the first one, there are so many women who mother to someone in their lives. Women have innate maternal skills and we use those skills to care for many people, in different ways. So mothers day is a day to celebrate the women that raise us up and care for us, we couldn't do life without their trailblazing guidance.

To The Women In My Life

Our First Week With Luke

Working The Night Shift

Thank You Mom

Happy Mothers day weekend to all the mothering souls out there.


Monday, 2 May 2016

I Am A Mother

I am a mother

I nap sometimes and go to bed early when my house is dirty. 

I care for a household. 

I am proud to see my child grow in independence. 

I am scared for the days when he needs me less and less. 

I love to cook, bake, eat and feed people. 

I look forward to my child's bedtime so I can have quiet time. 

I watch my child while he sleeps. 

I like to run when I can, practice yoga and walk. 

I love being with my family. 

I love being alone. 

This job is messy. 

This job is the funnest one I have ever had. 

I cry more after becoming a mom. 

I drink coffee and pop and give my child juice. 

I fill my home with healthful food and sometimes we eat pizza. 

I get frustrated and loose my cool. 

I play, laugh and tickle. 

I love my husband, my partner in parenthood, I would never want to do this role without him. 

I read books with my child. 

I watch TV with my child. 

I put the TV on for my child when I want to do my makeup and hair for the day. 

I pray a lot. 

I get all my strength from God. 

I think, "motherhood is the best blessing I have ever received."

I think "motherhood is hard stuff."

I am on my phone a lot. 

Sometimes I leave my phone at home.

I think my friends who are moms are the best mothers for their children.  

I think we moms are just too hard on ourselves sometimes. Give yourself a break, your doing the best you can and that's amazing work. Happy Mothers Day!