Halloween Fun in Ventura!

Saturday, along with 10 lbs of candy and two hormonal teenage girls, Andrew and I went to Ventura CA.
We spent a fun filled day with his Aunt Maggie and Uncle Allen.
We went to the harbor welcome center and heard all about the Channel Islands.

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Then we walked around the shops on the harbor and grabbed lunch at the Boat Yard Cafe

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After our afternoon excursion we headed back to Maggie and Allen’s for some down time and prepared for the tricker treaters.
Dinner was a yummy BBQ feast of chicken, potato salad, beans and garlic bread.
They had so many tricker treaters we were out of candy by 7:15!
Sunday morning was glorious to get an extra hour of sleep and then a long walk in with Julie. Nap and grocery shopping and dinnerat In n Out also happened. Im excited for the week ahead!
Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

2 Months (Almost ) of Miracle Mornings

The 15th will mark 2 straight months of waking up earlier for my Miracle Morning. On weekdays this means 5am! (Read Hal Elrod’s Book Miracle Morning )
My routine is still the same 1) Meditate/pray for 5 minutes-This is the hardest step for me but Im learning. 2) Affermations- I have 30 affermations I read ouf lout ie “Im enough! I deserve goid things. My business is exploding. Im financially free.” 3) Gratitude Journal- I write 10-15 things Im grateful for. 4) Personal growth reading 15-20 minutes- right now I’m reading The Secret and a leadership devotional by Zig Zigler. 5) I envision what I want my life to be like and use my vision board as a guide

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My vision board or part of it at least.
I choose to do my exercise at a different time of day.
In two months my team has grown. My income has grown. I have grown!  I will definitely continue this practice and can’t wait to update soon.
-Xoxo Arbonne Girl Dom

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 Weekend Well Spent Makes for a Great Week

What a fun weekend! Friday afternoon was full of Arbonne and chai tea! Friday night Andrew called me as I was leaving Pismo and said I could swing by where he was working and then he’d take me to dinner 😀
Panda Express two Fridays in a row. Not glamorous but he loves it and they have some healthy options for us both.
Saturday I got in a walk with my friend Julie and then hung out and got more work done at this cute, eclectic, cozy coffee shop in Orcutt called 6 Degrees!

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I had you guessed it Chai tea and a yummy cinnamon roll! I savored every bit over the course of an hour or so. Nice to take it slow 😛
My poor car has been so neglected in the cleaning department so I gave her a good wash….Well the car wash did

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Saturday night was girls movie night in San Luis Obispo! Love this new group of girl friends! We saw Baby Momma (SO funny!) and snacked on popcorn, fruit, veggies, cookies and wine 😛
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I got home way later than planned but it was so much fun!
Sunday morning after doing some cleaning Andrew and I met my friend Paige and her hubby and our friend Adrienne for church in the park and a yummy BBQ lunch
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Ended Sunday with a nap and grocery shopping 🙂
Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

I HATE the Word Exercise

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The word “exercise” is so unappealing. And “work out” is even worse. Those words bring up a feeling of duty or punishment.
Movement is my kind of word 😛 I move my body daily and enjoy it when I think of it in a healthy and happy manner. When it isn’t a duty but a joy. When it isn’t a must do but a get to.
My preferred methods of movement are  walking, yoga, & hiking. I used to be a runner but I hated it. Took me almost a year of doing it before I said not thanks Im good. Yes I lost weight from it but it was not an enjoyable experience and I dreaded it.
So with all this being said, find your favorite(s) way to move and do it. If it gets boring find something else. Don’t go to the gym because you have to. Dont run because you have to. Don’t lift weights because you have to. Do what ever you want to!

So Predictable

I thrive on routine, but as I posted a while back Im learning to live outside of the box and switch things up 😛
This being said I will always have some favorites that I’ll do, eat, read etc. On that list are Trader Joe’s tamales…well Trader Joe’s in general but back to tamales… they take 4 minutes to heat up and they are way yummy.

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Ill always drink lots of water! I LOVE water! Soda makes my nose tickle and alcohol is not my friend. Tea comes in a close second but seriously love love love water!

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Sherbet…its a new obsession that I partake in every few days. Only about three spoon fulls, but I saver every bite.

Naps are another part of my routine. Thanks to college I used to think I couldn’t make it through a day without one, but recently Im shocking myself. I get up at 5am and sometimes don’t get home until 10pm but I rarely feel the need to nap.

Walking is my preferred choice of movement (hate the word exercise) I could walk all day every day! Not something I plan on changing soon except maybe doing more of it.
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I have been challenging myself to get out of the house more and networking and this is so not me but has been SO good. Like life changing and business building!

Im gonna challenge you to do one thing in the next week that is UNPREDICTABLE of you!!! Post below when you do!

Xoxox 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