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Thursday Thoughts

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October 23, 2014 by Katie

1. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and congratulations on yesterday’s post! My first day was AWESOME and I am so excited about my job and the people that I’m working with. It’s a small office with some very passionate people, so I know it will be an inspiring place to work.

2. Small group bible studies aren’t all just reading and talking – we do some fun stuff too! A bunch of us made it out to Bub…


Answered Prayers

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October 22, 2014 by Katie

Many people often complain, or cite as a reason not to believe in God, the fact that God doesn’t give them what they pray for. Maybe they wanted a date, maybe they wanted an A on their test, or maybe they wanted God to heal their dying family member. We all know that often these prayers don’t “come true.” But prayers are not wishes to be granted by a genie. They are sharing your heart and desires with a God who loves you and has a path for you.

One of the most important things that I’ve learned over the past year is that God always answers our prayers…


Favorite Fall Pinterest Finds

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October 21, 2014 by Katie

Now that it’s really starting to cool off here in Chicago, I thought I’d show you all some of my more fall-inspired Pinterest finds. If you’re a regular reader, then you know I pretty much love Pinterest. Not only is it useful to save ideas and recipes, but it’s a bit of a creative outlet for everyone, no matter your artistic talents.

All of these images can be found on my recent pins.


Thursday Thoughts

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October 16, 2014 by Katie

1. This weekend I went to an apple orchard with a few friends. Although there weren’t many apples left on …
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Facing My Fears

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October 15, 2014 by Katie

f you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’ve been checking in with a lot of Piyo and TIU workouts. However, what you might not know is that I’m part of an accountability group for the second month in a row. This group was completely free and meant as an encouragement to reach physical, nutrition and personal goals and created by Anna, a Beach Body Coach. We check in every night with how we did on nutrition, our workouts and usually one other question such as sharing something positive or what’s going on in your life.

I did my first group in September and with a little less than a week until the finish I’d seen zero results. I was actually sparked into some self-reflection by a “before and after” picture that Anna posted of one of her clients…


Much Needed Positivity

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October 14, 2014 by Katie

Sometimes when you’re having a rough day, whether it’s feeling stressed over work, feeling a tension with some friends, being exhausted or something much bigger, we all need a little encouragement. Since I’m certainly in need of some encouragement after an unexpectedly rough evening, I thought maybe some of you would be too. So here’s some positivity for your Tuesday:


Things I’m Loving Lately

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October 13, 2014 by Katie

1. This month I got a few new “Spa” items in my DoTerra order. One of them is the DoTerra invigorating scrub, which is AMAZING. I mean, wow. Not only does it feel good and exfoliate, but they aren’t joking about the invigorating part. Made with grapefruit and peppermint oils, it really does wake you up and is perfect to use in your morning shower!

2. My lovely friend, Sarah, has turned me onto adding a pump of Pumpkin Spice Syrup to my coffee. Not only is it delicious, but it really gets me in the mood for fall…


Thursday Thoughts

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October 9, 2014 by Katie

    Goooooood Morning! Time for another round of Thursday Thoughts!   1. I’m trying to be EXTRA POSITIVE this …
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WIAW Meal Prep Style

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October 8, 2014 by Katie

Wait, WHAT? A What I Ate Wednesday Post!?!?!? I know, the insanity. I cannot remember the last time I did a WIAW post! I mostly stopped because 1) it’s hard to remember to take pictures all day and 2) I didn’t really love the idea of people comparing what they ate to what others ate. But WIAW was started in the spirit of sharing meal ideas, so today I want to share my meal planning prep for this week!

If you’re new to What I Ate Wednesday, head on over to Peas and Crayons to see what it’s all about, as well as all the other bloggers who participate!


Interesting Uses For Essential Oils

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October 7, 2014 by Katie

I’ve mentioned before that I am a DoTerra Independent Consultant, but a lot of people don’t understand the point of essential oils. Why would you buy them? What would you use them for?

It’s surprising just how many uses there are for many of the oils, many of which I need to learn and use mine for! DoTerra offers a starter kit for people who are unfamiliar with oils and want to see what they’re all about. The kit includes Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint. On their site they’ve included an article with 100 Uses For The Intro Kit, so today I thought I’d share some of my favorites from the list that I either love, or I thought sounded interesting!


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