Happy Birthday Michael!

We just celebrated Michael's 5th Birthday!!

I can't believe how fast he is growing!  Love him!!

He loves Legos and Star Wars!

We took this photo when his class had a Mother's Day Tea Party for us and he made me this hat.

He just graduated Pre-School!

It is amazing that he will be in Kindergarten next year!

I still remember the day he was born!!

Have a great day!

What is a Shaklee Membership? How to get it FREE!!

Hey All!  I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that my Join Free Shaklee Special ends tomorrow (May 31st).  This has been an amazing deal and we have been able to personally help hundreds of new families over these past few months!

Thanks so much to everyone that already ordered!!! :)

Here are some FAQ's that I get:

What is a Shaklee Membership?

Basically, a Shaklee Membership is like a discount membership.  You will receive 15% off or more on all products! :) It usually costs a one time fee of $19.95 but is waived until May 31st with any purchase.  After you join, you will get a myshaklee website for ordering, discounts, specials, a library of health information and amazing referral benefits!  Our Member Team also has a way you can earn free product within your first 30 days of joining and you will be able to join our online member's only community for health support and to ask questions about product facts and experience!!

Do I need a monthly order to maintain it?  

Nope, it's a lifetime membership with no minimums! 

What product lines do you offer?

Our four major health lines are:

Try Shaklee and if you don't like it, you can call and get your money back! :)

What do you recommend that I start with?

It depends on what you are looking for but usually I recommend starting with a starter kit/pack because it has everything you need!

But if you really want a Total Body Transformation, I recommend this Kit!

I love the Get Clean Starter Kit but don't forget to add your Scour Off, Basic G and Spray Bottle.

I LOVE the Skin Care Line too!  I have been using this line for 9 years.

How do I order?

Simply go to my online shop here and place your items in the cart, join for free and check out!

How fast will I get my order?

Shaklee ships fast!  I usually get mine in less than a week!

Thanks so much for your business!  I truly appreciate it and love helping others get healthier!!!

I hope that you have a great day! :)

Bonnie :)

How to Kill of Ants (and other bugs) Naturally

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Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a great weekend! :) We had a great time with our family 

We got rid of some ants!

First, we moved and vacuumed everything!!

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I had them help because they helped make the mess!  hehe

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Then I washed the carpet with Basic H and G!

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I also did more research about killing ants naturally and I found this from another Shaklee Distributor.

Fill a pint spray bottle with 1/3 Basic H and 2/3 water while mixing gently. Follow the trail of ants and spray a thin stream where they are entering. Also, spray any other areas where they may enter such as by doors, windows, etc. Do not put on painted surfaces as it will eventually cause bubbling.

I just filled up my tip bottle and went around the edge of my house.

After reading this,  I also decided to add peppermint oil to the mixture.

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I have heard this working for others and I have to admit,  I wasn’t sure if this would work.  BUT IT DID!!!!  Not over night,  but I would say that after the first day they were mostly gone.  By day 4,  I didn’t see any!  I did wash my floor and vacuum again and again too!

How does Organic H Basic H kill the ants when it is toxin-free? 

I was wondering that too and I asked someone and they said that since Basic H makes water wetter, the Basic H sticks to them and it actually suffocates the ants/bugs. 
It worked for me!  So if you are wanting a natural toxic-free way to get rid of ants, try this! ;)

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Have a great day!!!

Bonnie :)

My Pregnancy Q & A

When are you due?

I am due June 1st.

Is it a boy or girl?


What do you have now?

Grace is almost 7, Michael is 5 and Matthew is 3.

How are you feeling?

I usually have pretty good pregnancies!! I do get tired but I usually fight through it because I don't have time to nap.  I have only taken a few naps throughout the whole pregnancy because of time.

What do you eat?

I always start my day with a quality protein (my protein shake or eggs), my supplements, pomegranate tea, and a fruit.  If I don't start with these things, I can feel a huge difference in my energy and mood by the afternoon.  For lunch, I will eat a salad, another shake, cheese and crackers or something like like with fruit and a raw veggie like a cucumber or carrot sticks.  For a snack, I mostly eat an apple or a snack bar in the van because we are always on the go.  For dinner, I try to cook a healthy meal.  I posted some examples here.

Do you exercise?

Yes and no!  I have not been that great about working out during this pregnancy.  I broke my foot at the beginning of my pregnancy and that really put a stamper on my exercise routine.  I am not joking, my legs turned to mush after 3 weeks of laying around and not using them so that has been hard for me and not to mention, all the extra weight gain on my no muscles, lol!  I do get tired easily now. :( I do walk on and off so that has been really good for me!

How much weight did you gain?

I think I have gained about 30 pounds.  I try not to check.  I gained 35 with Grace and 30 with all my boys.

What are you going to do to lose the baby weight?  

I am going to do a modified version of the Cinch Inch Loss Plan and I will post about it so you all can see.  I did that after Matthew and that really worked for me so I hope it melts away this time, ha!

Does your weight just fall off?

NO!!!  I wish I was one of those people! I really need to work hard to get back to my pre pregnancy weight and I never feel really good until after I am completely done nursing and I nurse for 15 months.

How do you have energy to do it all?

I don't feel like I do it "all" but I do know that I have a lot on my plate.  I am always driving the kids the to school, helping with homework,  our laundry piles grow my the hour, my family is always hungry, we are in several sports and activities, I blog, I run a business that has tripled this past year and I date my hubby!  I have become pretty good at prioritized my life and scheduling everything out.  I had too!  I reach out for help when I need it and know when to take a break (kinda, lol).  We also finished our basement and my hubby was out of town for weeks at a time so I needed to get organized!!!

Do you think you will go early?

I kind of hope so at this point because I am getting really uncomfortable. LOL!  Grace was 5 days early.  Michael was induced 2 weeks late and Matthew was a week late.

Are you ready?

Haha, are you ever ready?  I guess, if I went into labor today, I would be ready but I still have a major TO-DO list that I want to get done.  I was really motivated a couple of weeks ago but now I am really dragging to even do the laundry.  I still have major house and business plans but I will see what happens.  My baby bag is packed and I bought diapers so that's good, right?


Thanks for all your great questions!  I hope that you all have a great week!!

Have a great day!


To Your Vitality


Shaklee products - and the quality and science behind them - are unmatched in the industry.  How familiar are you with the many elements of the Shaklee Difference?  Refresh your knowledge with this list of Ten Key Steps that we take to ensure that Shaklee supplements are the best in the marketplace:
1) Shaklee conducts over 100,000 tests annually to ensure the safety and efficacy of our products.
2) Each and every lot of Shaklee products is 100% tested to ensure and guarantee that each and every ingredient that is part of our label claims is present in the appropriate amounts.
3) All ingredients in Shaklee products are qualified under the incredibly stringent Shaklee protocol, unique in the industry, which tests for up to 350 chemical contaminants, including pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, solvent residues, etc.

4) Our Shaklee scientists create formulations so that the key active ingredients are included at clinically efficacious levels, often significantly higher than many companies in the market.
5) Each product is formulated with nutritional ingredients that have been extensively studied to confirm safety and efficacy.  Our products do not follow "fads," but incorporate scientific and/or epidemiologic evidence of need and benefit.
6) Shaklee employs advanced delivery systems to enhance bioavailability - and these systems are tested to confirm their nutrient delivery advantages.

7) All ingredients must be acceptable from the standpoint of the Shaklee philosophy as well as detailed scrutiny as to their safety.  We do not simply accept the Certificate of Analysis that many other companies accept, but rather retest for contaminants to confirm the Certificate of Analysis is accurate.
8) Shaklee has an unwavering commitment to avoid the use of artificial flavors, sweeteners, and added preservatives.  We use only non-genetically modified soy protein.
9) Shaklee developed many of the standards and protocols for manufacturing that are now referred to as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

10) Ongoing proof of our product performance is demonstrated by:
+Over 100 scientific publications, 90-plus in peer-reviewed journals
+The Landmark Study, the only study of its kind, which showed that people who took Shaklee supplements over a period of 20 years had markedly better health than both single-multivitamin and non-supplement users
+Shaklee products powering elite and Olympian athletes to win 125 medals

+Shaklee products fueling world explorers, 7 of Time-Life's "Greatest Adventures of All Time," and NASA shuttle astronauts with a special rehydration product called Astro-Ade.

Shaklee is all about helping people take control of their future health by virtue of the choices they make today.  My 16 years as a practicing family physician led me to believe even more strongly that prevention is where the future of medicine must go.  Research confirms that nutrition, weight control, and wise supplementation can powerfully impact your vitality today and your health in the future, and I believe that we can redefine wellness in the coming years.
Be well!
Dr. Jamie McManus, MD, FAAFP
Chair of Medical Affairs, Health Sciences and Education for Shaklee Corporation

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

I LOVE Shaklee and have been using their products for almost 14 years now!  Try the products today and if you don't love them too, you can get your money back! 

Have a great day!

Casual Elegance- Entryway Before & After

Hello!  How are you today?  Any big plans for the weekend?  Saturday is my birthday so I will be enjoying the day with my family and trying to not go into labor yet, lol!

We have another weekend contributor that I am so excited about!  I have been friends with Sarah, from Three Boys, for a long time now and think you will love her too!

Here's Sarah...

I am so excited to be visiting today, Thanks Bonnie for having me!

Almost 2 and a half years ago I started working on this entry way. I don't know why it has been such a struggle for me but I think I finally have it the way that I like it. Casual but with a touch of elegance.

Lets look back at what she looked like when we first moved in.

Entryway makeover

Please forgive the crazy pictures this was before my blogging days began.

First off I painted the trim and door antique white. Here is a picture with the primer on and one of my decorating attempts. There were MANY more...
Finally after all of this time, it FINALLY came together and it really wan't as complicated as I had anticipated. Quick chandelier makeover from silver to gold with a bit of rub n' buff. You can see my attempt at a gallery wall in the background. FAIL.

After- didn't even have to take it down to refinish, score!

I have to say I love this space, open, casual, with a touch of elegance.

The sketches on the left were done by my grandfather while he was in art school back in the 50's. I love looking at them each day when I walk down the stairs.

The rug is an antique turkish rug from a thrift store I picked up last Mother's day. The bench and mirror are from Potterybarn.

I can finally check this room off of my to-do list from 2011...

More Posts To check Out:

My Weight Loss Story- before and after

Thanks so much Sarah! :)

Don't you just LOVE her entryway?

I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Bonnie :)


This Month's Feature


I take this daily and can't imagine my life without it!! :)  If you want to feel amazing, look great and get healthy, try this and if you don't like it, you can get your money back! 

Have a great day!

Bonnie :)

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