Monday Blues Don’t Live Around Here

I refuse to accept Mondays as bad or  not kind. Its a fresh start and a new week people!
Yesterday I tried to take pictures of moments to prove it!

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This is what “fall” looks like around here 😛

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I so enjoy my daily walks!

Yesterday my friend Sarah gave me this AWESOME succulent bowl made from an old vinyl record!

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Way cool right!!!
Dinner was a simple but satisfying stir fry.

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(Yes I eat on paper plates, it saves water :-P)
Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

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October Weekend Fun

Happy Monday ya’al! Had another great weekend.
Friday was LONG. I nannyed  from 7am-10pm! Friday night I took the two boys I was watching to see The Minion movie at the local budget theater. $3.50 a ticket is an AWESOME deal.

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Saturday morning I met up with the meetup girls to walk the Bob Jones Trail -6 miles from land to sea trail in Avila CA

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It was sucha beautiful day and chatting makes the miles fly by. On our way back some of us stopped at Woodstone     Market for lunch. I had a yummy turkey wrap with bacon and avocado

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Got home around 1:30 a took a nap!

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Saturday evening we got Chinese take out and went to Andrew’s mom’s for dinner. So fun! I had my typical egg roll and fried rice 🙂

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Sunday morning woke up to clouds and rain!! Yay! We need rain so desperately.

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Got in a 50 minute hike/walk with my friend Julie and her dog Rocky.
Came home and heated up some left over fried rice.

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Sunday afternoon I caught up on life, napped, and prepped for the week ahead.
Would LOVE to hear about your weekend 🙂
Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

A Daily Dose of Gratitude Will Keep the Doctor Away

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” (taken from Brainy Quotes)

Maybe it is the smell of Fall in the air or the fact the pumpkin spice everything is starting to make an appearance, but I have gratitude and thankfulness on my brain. Thanksgiving IS one of my favorite holidays but I try and carry an attitude of gratitude with me throughout the year.

In January I started keeping a gratitude journal both virtually and in paper. Every morning I write 10 things I am grateful for in my journal and I make an effort to post on social media a few days a week what I am grateful for-Yesterday it was the rain we got!

I find being grateful opens the doors for more blessings to come my way, If I recognize what I do have and am thankful for it more will be attracted to me!

I want to host a gratitude challenge. 100 days of gratitude starting tomorrow September 17th. You can journal it, post it on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc) or any other way that speaks to you!

Lets share with each other and keep each other motivated to keep going. As we all know some-days it can be REALLY hard to be grateful about anything!

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Looking forward to hearing about what you are thankful for!

xoxo- Arbonne Girl Dom

Central Coast Weekend Living

What a fun and FULL weekend! Started on Friday as soon as I left my morning job. Got some Arbonne time in at Scout (favorite coffee shop in SLO) with Paige (From Healthy Hits the Spot-check out her blog)
Friday night we joined 7 other ladies at Guispees in Pismo Beach for a ladies night out and some YUMMY food. I LOVE Italian food! I ordered the butternut squash ravioli…um delicious isn’t even the word! Fresh baked bread with a cheesy garlic spread!! It was heavenly!

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Here’s my food and our group of ladies !

Saturday morning I went on a trail ride through the vineyards in Santa Ynez! BEAUTIFUL! Didn’t get photos of our ride but a few before.

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I rode Nick a 6 year old quarter horse with a heart of gold and an easy going personality.

Saturday evening I went to Paige’s for a fun movie night  (We saw The Best of Me a Nicholas Sparks movie) she made us homemade popcorn  (um AMAZING) and there was wine and fruit. Lots of laughs and tears because who doesn’t cry at least once during a Nicholas Sparks movie?!
Sunday was a quiet day finally. I hiked with my hiking buddy Julie and her dog Rocky in the morning. It was SO HOT, but we we got out there and did it!

We are having strange weather here lately, but it makes for beautiful sky’s!

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Amazing and breath taking!

Would love to hear about your weekend! What did you eat? Where did you go?
Xoxox -Arbonne Girl Dom

For Shizzle my Fizzie (and a special surprise at the end for you ALL)

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This blog covers a whole range of things from healthy living, to food and fun and everything in between but the point still stands I am an Arbonne consultant and I LOVE what I do and every now and then I want to share a product with you!

Today I am sharing with you Arbonne Fizz Sticks! What a kickstarter. When you start to feel the afternoon sleepies, stir in a fizz stick to create a refreshing bubbly drink when you start to feel tired to temporarily help promote alertness and enhance cognitive performance◊, help promote endurance and enhance motor performance◊, and help reduce fatigue.◊ Contains antioxidants and a botanical blend of green tea, guarana and ginseng, combined with B vitamins and chromium, to help boost energy.

c3d83db13f2b9b9676db59b3af94211e This is truly how I feel after!

These things have saved me many a morning as I am NOT a coffee drinker…shocking I know….They come in pomegranate and citris flavor and can be thrown in with a protein shake or mixed with frozen fruit in a blender!

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As a special for the next two days I am going to give you a 20% off discount on a box of these bad boys!

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Succulents, Hikes, & Good Eats

What a wonderful, full, creative, & active weekend!
Friday night Andrew and I went to one of our favorites, Olive Garden, & shared the yummy Tour of Italy. Sharing is good for the wallet and the waistline 😛

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This is HALF and I wasn’t able to finish it all!
I then skipped off to my first solo flight to Home Depot! I’ve had some creative ideas in mind but not the time or finances to put into them.

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My goods!

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The end result! Thinking I will get another one but for the week this looks awesome and saves space!
Saturday morning I went hiking with some girls I met on meetup.com. We hiked the Lemon Grove trail on Modonna Mountian. Two of the ladies were familiar faces  (My sweet friend Paige from Healthy Hits the Spot and fun Nina and her dog Macy) & 3 new faces! LOVE meeting new people.

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We made it to the top 🙂

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Saturday night we had a yummy BBQ at Andrew’s Mum’s. (Its an English thing; -))

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Potato salad, pork and ranch style beans and iced tea (anotherone of my obsessions)
Sunday morning brought protein shakes and more hiking for me!

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After grocery shopping and another Home Depot trip it was time for a hearty lunch of chicken tamales from Trader Joe’s and some quite reading time.

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I ended my day re-potting plants and settingup my little succulent area on my back patio

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In LOVE with this peice of furniture my friend Traci gave me! Andrew is not a fan, but my plants love it and I love it so that’s all that matters 😛

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Hope you had a fun filled weekend with lots of family time and good grub. Today, Monday, is a regular work day for me with a fun coffee date planned with a friend this afternoon!
What did your weekend look like?
Xoxo- Arbonne Girl Dom