Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MILA giveaway!

So now that you know all about how great Mila is....want to win some for free!?
I am giving away a week supply to 2 different lucky winners of a giveaway on my friend's blog!
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Oh my MILA!

Big life changes since the last post. Passed my national boards and am now a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist! Also, I have taken on a very exciting new life venture. My friend Lisa introduced me to an amazing product called Mila. It is a raw, whole superfood blend of chia seeds. Yes, I am sure you are they different than other chia seeds. Well they are MUCH better, of course! Chia seeds are grown in different regions, and each region has is own nutritional properties.  Mila is a blend of chia seeds from 4 different regions in the world so that you get the best of the best! I started adding Mila into my smoothies and yogurt for a month, and after only about 3 days I noticed a whole world of a difference. It gives me so much (healthy) energy, my digestion is vastly improved, my mental clarity has improved, it keeps me full (lots of fiber), my skin looks great, and I have even lost a few pounds. It is truly a miracle seed.  I have also introduced it to my family and friends. My mom (fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, poor circulation....) has been taking it and has noticed a huge decrease in her pain, increase in energy, and says she feels "sharper" than ever.  My dad (diabetes and overweight) has been taking it and he has noticed a decrease in his blood sugar and less tingling in his feet!!  How amazing!!  
I love this product so much that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to be a part of the booming business behind Mila, Lifemax.  I couldn't fathom knowing about this product and not being able to easily share it with my family, friends and anyone I meet.  Also, it is helping me to build my wealth! The business model is incredible and I am on my way to making a great supplemental income for my family doing the business VERY part time. I mean hello, I am a brand new OT working 40+ hours a week and a newlywed. So yes, very part time.  I would love to share this product with anyone who is willing to change their health for the better! 
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

We did it!

After 8 months of planning, moving to Chapel Hill, completing a 3 month fieldwork, getting my first job(!!!), and a hurricane....we are married!  Yes, a hurricane.  My inner planner had all the details ironed out, including a complete minute-by-minute timeline of events for Friday and Saturday. One thing I didn't have planned was "how to deal for a hurricane on your wedding day."  How I did it was: Lots of love and support, constant prayer, and a strong will.  My friends and family were absolutely amazing and helped to keep my mind off the fact that there were tropical storm force winds, flooding, trees down and power outages.  What I really wanted was to run to Clint and cry on his shoulder, but being the traditional bride I did not want to see him on our wedding day.  By the time the church bells rang, it was beautiful and my mind on was completely centered on marrying the love of my life.  The only other glitch, power out for 20 minutes at the reception.  But with it still being daylight  (and my sister-in-laws keeping my hand full with a drink) we made it and it was the perfect day!  I married my best friend, and now we have the greatest story to tell our children about our love conquering all, even a hurricane.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

< 2

Ahhhh less than 2 months before I am a MARRIED WOMAN!! A couple weekends ago I had a mini-panic moment which was solved by me spending 8 hours online designing and ordering napkins, coozies (came in today!!), attendant gifts, sparklers, you name it!  I also got the call yesterday that my dress came in and my 1st fitting is on Thursday :) Thank goodness for that since my bridal portrait is in 11 days!  I am looking forward to the weekend to come to try to finish up all my wedding planning that I possibly can.  My time during the week is pretty limited since my daily schedule is:
7:30am-5:30pm -fieldwork (aka free labor)
6pm-7pm- Pure Barre

That leaves about 3 hours to do dinner, housework, plan for the next days clients, work on my thesis and do wedding planning. I love being busy, but I think may be pushing the limits!  I must say, I will realllly be looking forward to our fantastic 8 night honeymoon :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Working with the kids is going really great! I am gaining more responsibility with each day and learning something all the time.  I love sharing in their excitement when they do something fun or finally get something for the first time.  What I don't like about sharing...the germs.  Sunday nights (2.5 weeks into my fieldwork) I started  feeling pretty icky so I tried to sleep it off. Monday morning, YUCK-O. Full blown eye infection and a sinus infection to match.  Luckily Chapel Hill North is located behind a shopping center complete with UNC Eye Center and UNC Healthcare.  Took the day off Monday to recoup and am still fighting off the ick factor.  Eye infection is gone, but can't shake the congestion, coughing and stuffy head.  My bathroom counter has turned into a mini-pharmacy and I have been sipping herbal teas by the gallon.  Quite frankly my dislike for coughing up my lungs and blowing my nose raw is starting to outweigh my love for the kiddos....any suggestions to toughen up this quivering immune system, stat?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Workin' Gal

I am officially 2 weeks into my clinical fieldwork and I am loving it!  I always knew I wanted to work with kids and with each day I realize that even more.  It is sometimes challenging when a kid doesn't want to do what you have planned, or they throw a fit and run out of the therapy gym...but the small breakthroughs I get to be a part of make everything worth it.  
Working every day has allowed me to finally get me back into a routine {essential for the planner in me}.  I love waking up with my wonderful fiancĂ©, heading off to work, getting in my daily {more like 3x a week} Pure Barre class, making dinner for 2, and relaxing with the future hubby and adorable pup. Ah, what a wonderful life :) This new kind of busy is offering little time for wedding planning, but I have started to learn the power of delegating.  Less than 3 months! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I can barely believe it..but only 100 days until I am a married woman!  I have been busy at work getting ready for the wedding lately because the whole 3 month window is closing in and I know how quickly that can fly by.
This week I checked off....

  • bridal portrait scheduled 
  • welcome bag goodies purchased
  • soloist selected
  • (most) music for the ceremony selected 
  • date to meet with the band 
Pretty good for a week...especially all while starting my level II fieldwork {which is amazing, by the way!}
I also finally sucked it up and joined Pure Barre today! I am committing to Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays after work and hoping to see results soon.  It will NOT be easy, and I may be walking around looking like a fool until my body gets used to it, but by golly I will NOT be a big bliss bride