Thursday, April 12, 2018

How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs.



     Are you one of the many blessed Americans (NOT!!!) who is forced to rely on prescription drugs? If so, I'm sure you are aware of how expensive they can be. Whether you have insurance or not, the 7 tips below can help you save a lot of money on your future prescriptions, so be sure to read until the end.

  • Do not be afraid to let your doctor know that you can not afford a specific medication. They may be able to provide samples or find a more affordable alternative for you such as a generic brand or over the counter equivalent. They would much rather you be honest with them so they can help you find a solution, than for you to just end up NOT filling the prescription because you cannot afford it.

  • Look for coupons. Some manufactures offer coupons or free trials on their medications. Do a quick google search for "NAME OF DRUG coupons" as well as "NAME OF DRUG free trial" and "NAME OF DRUG samples" and see if anything legit comes up. 

  • If you have insurance, check the formulary from your insurance company. This will show you which meds are covered, how much the copay is, etc. You can use this to determine if there is a specific generic form or similar drug that IS covered, should the one you were prescribed NOT be covered or be too expensive. If you cannot understand the forumlary, call you insurance company and they will help you.

  • Compare prices at different pharmacies. www.GoodRX.com is a great resource for this. 


  • If the cost difference is significant, ask your doctor to prescribe you a double-strength dose and you can cut the pills in half with a pill-cutter.  


  • See if mail-order or 90 day supply prescriptions are a cheaper option.

  
     Thanks so much for stopping by and please consider sharing this post with anyone who you think may need these tips! Sharing is caring!

                                                           <3  Missy

Friday, April 6, 2018

20 Ways to Practice Self-Care at Home.




     As mentioned in a recent blog post- As women, we typically spend most (if not all) of our time taking care of other people and putting their needs above our own. Our children, spouse or significant other, relatives, friends, clients, customers, boss, community, and the list goes on and on and on.... That, of course, puts our own needs on the back burner.

     But what we need to realize is that if we don't take care of ourselves then we won't be around to take care of everyone else. Stress and exhaustion can truly wreak havoc on your health- physical health as well as mental health.

     So today I just wanted to hop on here to give you 20 ways to practice self-care without even having to leave your house... After-all, a happy mama equals happy children! ;)  

1. Reading - Whether that's a book, Bible, newspaper, magazine, or article. Read something for YOU- something that you actually ENJOY reading.

2. Listen to music or an inspirational podcast.

3. Take a nap.

4. Go for a walk.

5. Take a hot bubble bath or aromatherapy bath. Consider using one of our self-care kits!

6. Watch a movie that you will enjoy.

7. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure.

8. Light a candle and sit in silence.

9. Diffuse essential oils.

10. Exercise or dance.

11. Unplug completely. Close your laptop and put your phone on airplane mode.

12. Go outside and get 15 minutes of sun. Be sure to use sunscreen, if needed.

13. Write in a journal. If you're more of an artist than a writer, start a doodle-journal!

14. Play with a pet. If you don't have one, play with a neighbors pet!

15. Try your hand at something you've been wanting to learn - such as a specific craft or playing an instrument.

16. Do a hobby activity that you enjoy. Think of something you that you did BEFORE your life became so hectic, something that you really enjoyed doing. Now go do that!

17. Meditate or pray.

18. Play video games or a board game.

19. Ask someone to give you a massage.

20. If all else fails, give yourself a massage! You may not be able to do a full-body massage on yourself but hey, even a foot rub is better than nothing!

     I hope you got some value from this post! Feel free to share it! Sharing is caring! <3

                                                  <3 Missy

Thursday, April 5, 2018

How to Save Even MORE Money on Your Gasoline.


     In a recent post, I shared with you "13 Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage and Save Money at the Pump" At the end of that post I mentioned that we use a couple awesome little apps & programs to help us save even MORE on our gasoline. So today I thought I'd make a post about that. After all, sharing is caring- right?!?  ;)  This will be another short but sweet blog post, so let's get right down to the goodies!

1. Gas Buddy - On your smart phone, CLICK HERE to download the free "Gas Buddy" app and use code:  ECLU9TB     Using this app you can find the cheapest gas near you, enter to win FREE gas, and request a GasBuddy card to swipe at the pump & save 15 cents per gallon off of your first gasoline purchase and at least 5 cents per gallon off every gasoline purchase after that. You can also refer your friends to Gas Buddy to receive additional savings.

2. Fuel Rewards - On your smart phone, CLICK HERE.  Download the "Fuel Rewards Program" app. Create a free account and request a free rewards card that will be linked to your checking account. (It is totally safe, as I said, we use it ourselves! It's pretty much a new debit card for you to use ONLY for gasoline purchases.) With the rewards card you will save at least 5 cents per gallon off every gasoline purchase at a SHELL station. You can receive additional savings by linking a Mastercard, shopping at Shell stations, dining out, booking travel, buying groceries, referring friends, etc.

     If you know someone who would like to save some money on their gasoline purchases (and seriously, WHO WOULDN'T?!? lol!) feel free to share this post with them. If you sign up for either of these 2 programs/apps, though, be sure to share your OWN referral links with your friends so you will get the credit for referring them! Yall take care! Talk to ya soon!

                                                     <3 Missy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Are you GOOD ENOUGH for God?




     Over the years I have heard many people say things like "God doesn't love me."  "God could care less about someone like me." , "I'm not good enough for that." , "When I die I'm going to hell like the rest of my friends." , "People like me don't go to church." , "I have to straighten up my life first before I ask God into my heart."  etc.

     It seems to be a pretty common misconception that people think they have to be perfect and sin-free in order for God to love them or in order to make it into heaven...And honestly, I feel that some judgemental, self-righteous, hypocritical, finger-wagging, holier-than-thou folks who CALL THEMSELVES Christians (AKA: Pharisees) are to blame for this misconception. So I wanted to talk a bit about that today.

     So DO YOU really have to be perfect and sin-free in order for God to love you or in order to make it into heaven?  Of course not! In fact, you couldn't be perfect and sin-free even if you tried...none of us can, it's humanly impossible!
        
     God loves you and wants you just as you are. There is not one person alive today who is not GOOD ENOUGH for God to love or to use for his glory. Not one!  No matter what you have or haven't done in your life, NOTHING makes you unworthy of his love. NOTHING you have done earns you a ticket straight to hell if you will put your trust in God and accept him as the Lord & Savior of your life. "Romans 8:39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

     You do NOT have to straighten up your life before you ask God into your heart. In fact, he'd prefer that you DON'T! Simply ask him into your heart and allow HIM to help you become the person you were meant to be. Allow HIM to help you overcome your sins, addictions, and bad habits. He can and he will. He can use EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING for good, if they will just let him in. "Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

     But can you get into Heaven without being a sin-free saint?!? Again, of course you can because being a sin-free saint is impossible. We can not EARN our way into Heaven...it is a gift given to us by the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. He paid for our sins so we would not have to. No matter what sins you have committed, you CAN be forgiven. Jesus heals all. By his stripes we are healed! "Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace."

    Does that mean you can ask God into your heart and then just keep on sinning and make no effort to change? Well..NO! If you truly love God & put your trust in him, you will not WANT to continue sinning. You will want to please him and live a life that he is proud of. If you make absolutely no effort to change your ways, it's obvious that you are not living for God. Again, none of us are capable of perfection but if you're trying to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord you will at least TRY. Of course it will be difficult, but with his help you can do it! That's a promise! "Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."

                                                               <3 Missy


Monday, April 2, 2018

10 Ways to MAKE Time for Self-Care.



     As women, we typically spend most (if not all) of our time taking care of other people and putting their needs above our own. Our children, spouse or significant other, relatives, friends, clients, customers, boss, community, and the list goes on and on and on.... That, of course, puts our own needs on the back burner. And a worn-out body equals a tired crappy mindset!

     What we need to realize is that if we don't take care of ourselves then we won't be around to take care of everyone else. Stress and exhaustion can truly wreak havoc on your health- physical health as well as mental health. You can't pour from an empty cup, so every once in awhile- you've gotta refill that cup! The way to do that is by making self-care a priority.

     Yes, I know you may have a kid or kids, a spouse or significant other, a home, a job or jobs, a business or businesses, classes, yard work, a vegetable garden, a farm, needy relatives or friends, church, and who knows what else. I get it, life is busy and hectic and crazy sometimes! Or..well... all the time lol.

     But we absolutely HAVE to take the time to care of ourselves. We have to MAKE the time. MAKE it a priority in our life. I'm not saying you need to go spend an entire day at the spa every week or go spend $500 getting your hair and nails done. Well, unless that's you're THING and you can afford that, of course. But when you're struggling to find the TIME for self-care, a little really does go a long way if you're doing it the right way.

      Read on to find  out 10 ways that you can MAKE the time for self-care. Because when it comes down to it, we make time for the things we WANT to make time for.You know it's true! ;)

1. Get up 20 minutes earlier or go to bed 20 minutes later, and do something for yourself. Listen to music or an inspirational podcast, read a book, watch a quick video, write in a journal, do some yoga, or just take your coffee or glass of wine outside to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Now if you're someone who already doesn't get enough sleep, then I don't recommend choosing this option. Sleep is important too!

2. Use your lunch break to "get away" and take a few minutes for yourself.

3. Realize that the pile of laundry, sink full of dirty dishes, or cobweb hanging on your ceiling will still be there 20 minutes from now. They're not going anywhere, trust me!

4. Actually schedule an "appointment" for self-care. Seriously, write that bad boy in your planner!

5. Prioritize your time. Take one day and make a list of EVERY SINGLE THING you do that day. Then look at that list and see if there's anything at all that you can forgo every once in awhile.  Maybe it's scrolling through facebook, checking your email 15 times per day,  or saying "yes" to every single favor that's ever asked of you. It won't hurt to forgo it occasionally.

6. If you have young children- have your spouse, significant other, or another trusted individual to watch your children for a short period of time. OR better yet..

7. Do your self-care while the kids are at school (unless, of course, you home-school like me, lol.)

8. Sneak a little self-care in while you're sitting in your car waiting on your kids to get out of school or sitting in a waiting room at the doctor's office.

9. Have a cozy space somewhere that is yours and yours alone. Let your family know that any time you're in that cozy space of yours, it means you're not to be disturbed unless it's an emergency.

10. Consider having a self-care kit shipped to your front door every month so you don't have to go out and buy the supplies or keep bulk items on hand. Having it shipped to you also gives you a reminder that hey girl, it's time for some self-care! If you'd like to chat about receiving a monthly subscription box of self-care items for only $20 per month (while also helping to save the lives of homeless pets with your purchase) feel free to message me on facebook.

     I hope those tips were useful for you and if you didn't already understand the importance of self-care, then I hope you do now! If you know someone who needs to hear this message, please share it with them! Talk to you soon!

                                                              <3 Missy

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Importance of Self-Care in Motherhood.



     The demands of being a Mother are endless. And to be frank, as moms we typically suck at self-care. We spend all of our time caring for our families and putting their needs above our own. Which, of course, means we're putting ourselves on the back-burner.

     But I am here to tell you that we absolutely MUST care for ourselves in the midst of caring for our families.While facing all of the demands of motherhood, we get stressed. We get worn out. We lose energy and don't feel like playing with our kids. We may even snap at them for no legitimate reason.
Honestly, how many of you moms are guilty of doing that?

     But we get it in our heads that having "me-time" is selfish and wrong. Self-care is not selfish, its actually a very important aspect of Motherhood. If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to adequately care for your family. You may be surviving it right now.. but trust me, that won't last forever.  There's only so much we can take until we eventually crash.

     It's like the airplane oxygen mask theory- You need to put your OWN mask on before you help your child put his or her mask on. Because if you're fumbling around with your child's mask and YOU quit breathing, then what happens? You're BOTH gonna quit breathing, because you can't help your child if you're not breathing.

     Self care, ultimately, is the decision to make yourself a priority.  It will help you re-charge and re-energize so you can be more present and enjoy those precious moments with your children. So if you won't do it for yourself, then do it for THEM.

    Be sure to keep an eye out here at TinyHomeBigLife.com for a future blog post on "How to Make Time for Self-Care" as well as "20 Ways to Practice Self-Care at Home."   :)

     If you know a Mama who needs to read this, please share this post with them. Sharing is caring!

                                                  <3 Missy

Thursday, March 29, 2018

10 Tips to Deter Auto-Theft.

   

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States and only 50% of them are ever recovered. Most of those recovered have suffered major damage and/or loss. Stay tuned for Tips to Deter Auto-Theft.

1. Never leave your keys in your vehicle. Ever. Make it a habit of physically touching your keys inside of your pocket or purse every time you get out of the vehicle, before shutting the door. This will not only ensure that thieves do not have access to your keys but will also keep you from locking them inside your vehicle & needing to call a locksmith to help you get back in.

2. If you must start your vehicle to let it heat up during cold weather, lock it and use your spare key to get in when you are ready to leave. Park as close to your home/building as possible and always keep an eye on your running vehicle. Keep in mind that leaving your car running unattended is actually illegal in some states.

3. Always secure your vehicle. Lock doors, roll up windows, latch sunroofs, and don't forget to make sure your hatch/trunk is locked.

4. Park in well-lit areas near security cameras and/or building entrances.

5. Never leave valuables inside of your vehicle. Purses, cell phones, laptops, Ipads, jewelry, GPS systems, etc. If you absolutely must, lock them up in your trunk so they can not be seen by looking through the windows.

6. Never store the title to a vehicle inside of that vehicle. An added precaution would be to never leave the insurance or registration card inside of the vehicle, carry them in your purse/wallet instead.

8. Use an anti-theft device. There are many different types of anti-theft devices available today, so do your research to find the best fit for you.

9. Always be aware of your surroundings. Many auto-thefts occur while stopped at a traffic light, sitting in backed-up traffic, while loading groceries into your vehicle in a store parking lot, and even when it is parked at home in the driveway.

10. Protect yourself with a good/dependable roadside assistance plan that offers a stolen vehicle reward. To learn about my chosen roadside assistance company where you receive $150K in benefits including UNLIMITED roadside assistance and a $5,000 stolen vehicle reward for only $19.95 per month- just click HERE. Not only will seeing the two provided "$5,000 Stolen Vehicle Reward" stickers on your vehicle deter someone from targeting it, but you are much more likely to recover your vehicle should anyone ever go through with stealing it.

     If you found value in this post, please consider sharing it!

                                  <3 Missy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

9 Tips to Quit Smoking.


  

     Hi there! Last week in our "Family Friday" post I wrote about "The Effects of Second-Hand Smoke on Children" and offered to shoot some stop-smoking tips over to anyone who requested them by private message on facebook. Due to the wonderful response I received from that post (I am sooo proud of yall, by the way, for wanting to kick this dirty habit to the curb!!!) I decided to make today's post about those tips. So without further ado, below you will find my top 9 tips for help you quit smoking!  <3


1. Find a reason. Your reason for quitting must be more important than your urge to light up. Think long and hard about what your reason is and keep it fresh in your mind. Is it the health of your family, your own health, the staining on your teeth and nails, the aversion your spouse or significant other has to the habit, to save money, etc?

2. Have some support. Find someone who will encourage you and support you along the way. If you do not have any friends or family that can/will support you, find someone online. If you can't find anyone online, I'm always here! Just shoot me a private message! <3

3. Find other ways to relax and unwind. Since most people turn to cigarettes when they are stressed, it's very important to find some OTHER ways to unwind and de-stress. This may be music, massage, working out, reading, fishing, or other hobbies.

4. Determine your "triggers" and try to avoid or alter them.  Do you typically smoke a cigarette after meals? Pop a piece of gum in your mouth instead. Does chatting with a specific person stress you out and make you feel the need to smoke? Avoid that person if at all possible.

5. Toss out ashtrays, lighters, and any left- over cigarettes themselves. You may consider washing anything in your home or vehicle that smells like cigarette smoke.

6. Avoid being around other smokers. If your coworkers all huddle together in the smoking section outside during lunch break, find a different non-smoking area to spend your lunch break at instead.

7. Think of a reward that you'd love to earn by quitting. It doesn't have to be something large and extravagant- a new shirt, book, or your favorite dinner will suffice. Have that reward to look forward to.

8. Whip up a batch of DIY "Quit Sticks" and chew on one of them when the urge hits. (In a small flat-bottomed jar- pour 2 tsp of coconut oil in, add 15 drops of cinnamon essential oil, add 15 drops of black pepper essential oil, arrange toothpicks standing up in the jar so all toothpicks are standing up in the oil mixture in the bottom of the jar, and allow to sit overnight. When a craving hits, grab a stick and chew on it. )  If you're interested in learning about my trusted brand of essential oils, you can find them HERE.

9. Use CBD oil to help kick the habit. It has been found to help smokers resist the urge to light-up. To check out my trusted brand of CBD oil, you can find it HERE.

     I hope you found these tips useful and I wish you the VERY best in kicking the smoking habit to the curb. If you know someone who could benefit from these tips, please share this post with them. Sharing is caring! <3

                                                               <3 Missy

Monday, March 26, 2018

You HAVE to Stop Blaming Yourself!



     Has there been something in your life- whether big or small, recent or years ago- that you have just downright BLAMED yourself for? Something that you haven't quite been able to let go of and forgive yourself for? If so, keep reading! I will try to keep this story as short as possible, but I want to give you enough information that you will fully understand it...

     When I was in the 4th grade (I'm 30 now) my then-best friend and I were inseparable. I do not want to state her name, so we will just call her "Sarah." (If you are reading this and you figure out who "Sarah" really is, I ask that you please not mention her name.) Well "Sarah" and I were always together - riding 4wheelers, hiking in the woods, listening to music, singing, dancing, doing "experiments", playing video games, jumping on the trampoline, messing around with her Grandpa's guitar, playing "Dr. Dreadful's Zombie Lab," drinking our famous Dr. Pepper & Orange soda concoction, talking about boys, and visiting her 2 sweet sweet Grandmothers.

     "Sarah" wasn't that great academically and her Grandmother (who she stayed with after school until her Father got home from work) wouldn't allow us to play, of course, until all homework was done. So me being a straight-A student, I gladly helped her with her homework. As time went on, however, she seemed to struggle more & more with her homework and we had less & less time to do fun stuff after school.

     Well you may be guessing about what happened next...and if you're guessing that I started doing her homework for her, you'd be correct. Of course I knew that it was wrong, but the amount of play-time we were losing and, most importantly, the insane frustration that I had to watch my best friend deal with daily over not "getting it" and being able to do her homework was obviously enough for me to just cave in and do it anyway.

     Sooo I began doing her homework just about every evening, which gave us plenty of time to go have fun. But guess what happened next? No one could understand why she was acing her homework assignments but failing everything at school. After putting 2-and-2 together, of course, they figured out what was going on...so she was held back in the fourth grade. (If you're thinking this is the end of my story and that I suffered with guilt and shame over this, trust me, it gets worse...so keep reading.)

      "Sarah" was held back in the fourth grade and I went on to fifth. We were still at the same school, but were now in different buildings. This, unfortunately, meant that we rarely seen one-another and she became friends with her new classmates. We quickly went from being inseparable to going our separate ways & never speaking.

     After years of not speaking, "Sarah" died in a car accident in 2009, at the age of 21. The guilt I felt for doing her homework for her and causing her to fail a grade was amplified x100 the moment I got the news. If I hadn't have been doing her homework for her, she may not have failed. If she wouldn't have failed, we may not have lost touch. If we hadn't lost touch, she may not have been acquainted with the person who was driving at the time of their accident (I did not know this person but he also lost his life in this accident.) So if they were not acquainted, she may still be here today....

     Some of you (most, probably) may think I'm crazy for blaming myself for all of that. But the truth is, I just recently forgave myself for it... over 8 years after the accident and roughly 20 years after her being held back in the fourth grade.

     If you know me at all, you know that I talk a lot about forgiveness and grace. I often share the importance of forgiving others, if not for them- at least for yourself...and how holding resentment & UN-forgiveness in your heart will ruin your life and eat at you like a cancer. But the truth is, I had never really applied it to forgiving yourself (myself,) which is just as important. The guilt you feel for blaming yourself for something will also eat at you and ruin your life.

     So whatever your story is, your self-blame/guilt story...Whether it's a "what-if" kinda story, like mine, or something that occurred that you were the obvious/direct cause of..you have to forgive yourself. You have to move on. Ask God to forgive you (there is nothing so horrible that God will not forgive you for, if you are truly sorry), ask the others involved to forgive you- if possible, and then forgive yourself. We can't go back and change the past. We can't keep tearing ourselves down with the thoughts of "what if" and "maybe." We have to just let it go. We have to move on. Don't allow yourself to drown in a puddle of blame. If I can do it, so can you...I believe in you! <3

     If you found value in this post or know someone who struggles with blame & guilt, please share this post with them. If my story helps just one person, talking about it will have been worth it to me...

                                                            <3 Missy

    

Friday, March 23, 2018

The effects of second-hand smoke on children.



     If you are smoker who is pregnant, a smoker who smokes around children, or a parent who allows others to smoke around your child- please take a moment to read this blog post. This post is not intended to shame you, it is simply to educate you on the dangers of second-hand smoke. I know you are busy, so I will keep this short and sweet....

     If you are addicted to tobacco and would like to quit, there are ways to accomplish that (read till the end for more info.) If you have no interest in quitting, please at least do not smoke around children. Always step outside of the home or car to smoke. If you are not concerned about your OWN health, I pray that you will at least be concerned about THEIRS. So let's get started, shall we?

     Second-hand smoke is the combination of the smoke coming from the end of a cigarette as well as the smoke that is breathed out by smokers. There is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke.  Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke are breathing in the exact same harmful chemicals as the smoker himself/herself, just as if they were puffing on it themselves.

     Studies show that roughly 40% of children are exposed to second-hand smoke. Smoking during pregnancy results in more than 1,000 infant deaths per year.

     Second-hand smoke causes numerous health problems in children and infants.  These include:

  • Respiratory Infections.
  • Ear Infections.
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • More frequent and severe Asthma Attacks.
  • Middle-Ear Disease.
  • Lower Respiratory Illness.
  • Impaired Lung Function.
  • Cardiovascular System Damage.
  • Underdeveloped lungs. 
  • Increased sickness & decreased well-being.
  • Low birth-weight.
  • ADHD.
  • Cognitive impairments- the ability to learn.
     Again, this post is not to shame you...I simply want to make sure everyone is aware of the dangers of smoking around a child. Knowing "it's bad for them" and actually seeing a list of health issues that it can cause are two totally different things. If you know someone who needs to read this post, please share it with them.

     If you're currently trying to kick the habit or if you're even CONSIDERING it, shoot me a private message on facebook for a few tips that I've acquired which can help make it a little easier for you.

                                            I love you guys and I'll talk to you soon.
                                                           <3 Missy

Thursday, March 22, 2018

13 ways to increase your gas mileage & save money.


     Do you dread filling your gas tank or feel like it's a constant occurrence? If so, hang around for 13 tips on ways to increase your gas mileage so you can keep a little extra money in your wallet/bank account where it belongs and maybe even save a bit of time, by not having to go fill up quite as often!

1. Do not wait until your gas gauge is sitting on "E" to fill up. The convenience of a "nearby station" will usually cost you more per gallon.

2. Use cruise control whenever possible.

3. Only run the air conditioner when necessary.

4. Use the correct motor oil for your engine.

5. Change your filters regularly.

6. Monitor your tires. Ensure they are properly inflated and in good shape.

7. Avoid filling up at gas stations near the highway, as they typically have higher prices.

8. Eliminate wind resistance. Open windows, bike/luggage/ski racks, etc increase drag.

9. Eliminate unnecessary idling. If you are stuck in traffic due to an accident, waiting on someone, etc- turn off the engine if possible.

10. Do not use your brake excessively.

11. Drive at a steady speed. Accelerating and slowing down often or abruptly uses more gas.

12. Buy your gasoline early or late in the day.

13. Walk or carpool whenever possible.


     I hope these tips were useful for you! If you found value in this post, please considering sharing it.

Take care! 
  <3 Missy

P.S. I use an awesome little free app to find the cheapest gas nearby AND to earn extra savings on the gas that we purchase. If you'd like more info on that app, feel free to send me a private message on facebook and I'd be more than happy to share that with you. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The network marketing trainers that I recommend.




Today's post will be a quick one, but it's a question that I get fairly often... so I figured it would be a worthy topic to discuss.
I'm a firm believer in the fact that you should never stop learning and I think this is especially true if you are an entrepreneur.
In network marketing, ongoing training is very important. But there are soooooo many trainers out there!
If you try to follow too many, not only will you go into information overload but you will spend all of your "working" time listening to videos, reading blog posts, and going through courses and you'll have very little time left to actually WORK your business.
Yes, learning is super important BUT it doesn't pay the bills.
You have to have time to actually IMPLEMENT what you learn in order for it to help you.
So who do you follow?
You should follow someone who you resonate with.
Someone who discusses the topics that you could use a little improvement on.
And someone who is currently or has been in the past a successful network marketer.
My personal recommendation is to choose a maximum of 3 who you REALLY love and stick with them as long as they are providing value to you and your business.
Those 3 for me are Ray Higdon, John & Nadya Melton, and Tanya Aliza.
If you'd like a list of the websites, blogs, groups, and facebook pages for my top 3 - feel free to send me a private message on facebook and I'd be happy to share that with you.
I love you guys and I hope this post was helpful to my fellow entrepreneurs, especially the newbies who may be searching for a good network marketing trainer. 
                                                               Talk to you soon.
                                                                       <3 Missy

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bullet-proofing your self-esteem.



     Have you ever wanted to do something sooo badly but you had a little voice in your head saying "you can't do this" or "you're wasting your time?" If so, hang around and lets talk about that a bit...

     Over the years I've suffered several hits to my self-worth, but there are a few specific experiences that have really stuck with me. I've forgiven the people involved (one of them being myself) but for some reason I just haven't been able to patch up those bullet holes in my self-worth.

     As most of you probably know, I've worked from home in some form or another since I was 17 (I am now 30) so the entrepreneurial spirit runs deep inside of me. But after 13 years, I still struggle with really putting myself out there in my business. Like video, for example. I've been wanting to start doing videos for a little over 2 years now and I still have not been able to force myself out of my comfort zone enough to start doing them. That little voice in my head always says "You'll look like an idiot."  "You'll freeze up and forget what you're talking about"  "No one will read your posts or watch your videos"  and "You have nothing important to say anyways."

     But as I was lying in bed the other night, I had the "aha" moment that I've been desperately needing all this time. And that is this...

     By not putting yourself out there, not only are you disappointing yourself by not doing what you know you need to do to reach the level of success you desire in your business.

    Not only are you disappointing the ONE person whose life may be changed by your message, your services, your products, or your opportunity.

   Not only are you disappointing your family by not giving them the freedom lifestyle they deserve.

   But you're also disappointing GOD. He doesn't make mistakes and he wouldn't have placed such an intense desire as this in your heart if he didn't want you to pursue it and give it your all.

     And that's sooo true! If you have a strong desire to do something, that desire is inside of you for a purpose. And it should be your DUTY to make it happen.

     Who cares if you look or sound stupid?  Who cares if no one watches, reads, or supports you at first? Eventually God will lead the right people to you. Eventually the people who need to hear your message WILL hear it. Eventually you WILL impact lives.

     Forget about the nay-sayers. Forget about the people who try to drag you down with their negativity. Forget about the ones who don't believe in you.

 I believe in you.
    
 God believes in you.
     
                                                      Now YOU have to believe in you.

     So strap on your bullet proof vest and go make it happen!

     I love you guys and if you found value in this post, please consider sharing it. And be sure to come back here next Monday for a new Motivation & Mindset Monday post!
                                                         
                                                           Talk to you soon!
                                                                 <3 Missy

Monday, July 10, 2017

How to Treat Edema (Swelling) at Home.




     How many of you struggle with edema? The aggravating swelling of ankles, feet, and/or hands? I do and it is a pain! I just wanted to take a few minutes today to tell you about the awesome home remedy for edema that I've discovered and have began using! So let's get started! 

Items you will need:
  1. 1 oz of liquid coconut or canola oil.
  2. 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil.
  3. 3 drops of cypress essential oil.
  4. 3 drops of grapefruit essential oil.
  5. A small glass jar with lid.

Directions:
  • Pour the coconut or canola oil into the jar.
  • Add 3 drops of each essential oil. 
  • Mix with a spoon or toothpick.
  • Apply to the affected area and massage for 5 minutes. 
  • Put lid on jar and store in a cool, dry place for future use.
  • Shake or stir well & apply mixture to the affected area 2-3 times per day.

This mixture seriously works within MINUTES for me. My hands can be so swollen that I can't get my rings off with soap, lotion, or oil..then I put this mixture on and within 10 minutes, the swelling goes down & my rings come right off! You definitely have to try it!!!! If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post! 

Enjoy your day! 
                                                  XOXO,
                                                              Missy  <3

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Note to the Fatherless.

   
     I'm sorry your Father left you.  I'm sorry if that makes you feel alone, unwanted, unplanned, and unworthy of a Father's love. But I am here today to tell you something very important. Are you listening???

     You DO have a Father. A wonderful Father. A Heavenly father. The greatest Father that you could ever imagine. He envisioned, planned, and created you just the way he wanted you. You are perfection, in his eyes. 

     You Heavenly Father will never leave you or hurt you. He will always love you, encourage you, believe in you, and protect you. Just like a Father should. You can always count on him. You may not see him, but you can always feel his presence. He dwells within your heart. If you listen close enough, you can even hear him.

     He is that small voice telling you to turn in that wallet that you just found lying in the store parking lot. The one causing you to feel regret after yelling at your child. He's the nudge that you feel when you see a homeless person or a stray animal. He is the chirping of the birds, the smell of the wildflowers, the whisper of the wind, the crashing of the waves, the cool breeze on your face, the warmth from the sun, and the light from the moon. HE is your Father. No one could ever love you more than he does and nothing can ever take him away from you. 


                                                                   <3 Always,
                                                                         Missy