Below you will find a list of organizations and companies that are near and dear to my heart. I love to share the things I love!
The Bible Recap
The Bible Recap is a daily podcast created by Tara-Leigh Cobble. This daily podcast offers a 5-8 minute summary of the chronological Bible reading plan from the FREE Bible App. This is how I start my mornings and I have for the last 156 days and counting! Click the link below to get more info and join me in reading the ENTIRE Bible.
Buckner Foster Care & Adoption
Buckner has been around since 1884! They have many areas of service, but the one closest to my heart is Foster Care and Adoption. We have been licensed Foster to Adopt Parents with Buckner since 2018. If you have ever had the SLIGHTEST interest in fostering, I cannot encourage you enough to at least look Buckner up and go to an informational meeting. We became licensed initially to provide foster respite care, doing short term placements for two weeks or less to give foster families a break, but our license allowed us to take a full time placement as well. Even if you don’t want to foster, still look into Buckner and the other ways you can serve and support those foster parents on the front lines.
Beautycounter is a company I’ve been obsessed with for a couple of years now. They provide safe, non toxic skin care and makeup with nothing shady in it! Do you know how many chemicals and hormone disrupters you put on your body every.single.day in your makeup, soap, shampoo, lotions, deodorants?? These products are not only better for you, they’re also wonderful, quality products! Some of my top favorites are their shampoo & conditioner, the entire charcoal soap/toner/oil line, sunscreen, and makeup pallets and foundations.
Dream Big Workshops & Onsite
Bob Goff is an author, speaker, lawyer, and a dreamer. His Dream Big Framework I attended in the fall of 2018 at Onsite was one of the highlights of my adulthood. If you have a big dream that you don’t know the next steps to take for getting it off the ground, or you’re just not sure what your big dream is, then the Dream Big Framework is just what the doctor ordered!
Onsite is a therapeutic retreat center in the beautiful country side of Tennessee. The staff and workshops Onsite presented during this collaboration with the Dream Big team were phenomenal! The facilities at Onsite are unbelievable and the care and compassion that every person there possesses is something I have never encountered. If you ever have the opportunity to go to Onsite or a Dream Big Workshop, or better yet, a Dream Big Workshop AT Onsite, do it!! You will never, ever regret it and it will be worth every single penny, I promise you that!
As a busy mom with three kids at home (four right now as we have a foster placement) it is just nearly impossible for me to get to the grocery store unless it’s a weekend and I’m alone. And if I forget something and need to grab it during the week, don’t even think about it! I’m not about to push a kid in a wheel chair through a store while breaking up a fight between my other two boys and wrangling a two year old’s diaper bag. Enter: INSTACART. This service has changed my life! For a yearly membership fee, I am able to order groceries via my phone or laptop and have them delivered to my door in less than an hour! I shop at Aldi typically and the Instacart shopper goes to Aldi for me! The Instacart in my area also goes to Costco, Kroger, Sprouts, Sam’s and more! This was a no brainer for me and the hectic life I’m living right now! You should check it out if you’re crazy busy and want to shave some hours off of your hectic schedule.
This discipleship group is the “Cross Fit for Bible Study.” These groups meet weekly across the world in homes and churches and they delve deeper into the Word. I just joined a D Group in 2019 for the first time ever and it really took me out of my comfort zone, but in a GOOD way! Each meeting is set up the same way with a time for confession and prayer with your assigned prayer partner, Scripture reciting from that week’s memory work, a short video from Tara-Leigh Cobble (the same person who created The Bible Recap) and then a discussion time over that week’s homework/study. These groups run in six week sessions, so you could find a group near you and join in the beginning of the next session. D Groups meet on six continents and each and every group works on the exact same curriculum each week.
Young Living Essential Oils
These essential oils are top notch, in my opinion. There are loads of brands of oils out there today, but Young Living produces only quality products using a unique “Seed to Seal” process in which the plant is grown safely and then has its oil extracted only one time with no other additives. Aside from the oils Young Living produces, we are absolutely OBSESSED with a supplement they make called Ningxia Juice. It’s seriously some sort of voodoo! My kids and I take this supplement daily and we have seen wonderful increases in wellness across our entire household. I also love Young Living’s makeup line, Savvy Minerals, their probiotics for myself and my kiddos, and their vast array of supplements and protein shakes.