The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabakov

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gratitude Attitude

There is something so special and so sincere about someone showing you in the smallest simplest ways they love you and appreciate what you do, from friendship aspect as well as business associate working partnership.  Let's face it, we all work hard at no matter what we do... whatever our job is.  I for one LOVE LOVE love what I do, in every single way.

I'm so fortunate to be able to stay at home with my children, while doing art and photography.  In the month of February I also became an Arbonne Independent Consultant.   I LOVE what I do and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the business opportunity.

Today, I wanted to say thank you.  I thank the stars for my dear friend Robyn for entering my life so many wonderful years ago.  We have had many adventures together like publishing 4 children's stories through Volumes Publishing, where they can still be ordered.  For a little while we went onto exploring the world into different directions, yet the universe knows best when it sees two peas in a pod that seek the same goals and desire similar destinies.  It brought us back together onto a much more powerful and fulfilling path of knowledge, self exploration, helping others and seeking that freedom with financial independence.  We all do what we can for our loved ones and our family.

Our paths have intertwined once again and we became business associates in the early part of February.  She is my Arbonne mentor and a wonderful supportive leader.  I know all I can about Arbonne because of her.  She is amazing at what she does.  Her motivational skills are so gentle yet powerful.  As a matter of fact our entire Arbonne up-line is.  Who wouldn't want to be involved with movie stars and singers.  Camilla Scott and Amy Sky are both in our up-line and I'm one fortunate person to be part of socializing with them during special events.

Few months ago when I heard Robyn speak at one of the networking meetings I attend weekly, I was so impressed by her knowledge and professional way of handling situations and explaining her line of work.  Personally, it gave me a gentle push to explore more about Arbonne and I'm so glad I did.  What an amazing company to work with.  The products are vegan and botanical and there is something so special about the way all of this feels inside my soul.   I'm so happy I listen to that inner voice and took this leap of faith.  It was so worth it.

Thank you so much for this wonderful cute little gift you gave me the other day Robyn.  I know you see the absolute best in me and my deepest desires and wishes.  I promise, I won't let you down.  Thank you for believing in me, and thank you for being part of my life.

I love ya girl!!!  ♥

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today's Convers"ations"

Spent majority of my day sorting through bins and posting items on the Facebook group.  Loved it!

Made many moms happy scoring deals, gave few deals, made people smile, met people, cleaned out another bin of shoes, got organized... phew!  And not to mention made a few bucks.  Yay!

I think one of the best part of my day was able to recall all those amazing memories with my kids - reflecting those shoes they wore at a certain time and events from and it was fabulous.  Then I found the gem of the pile.  I had so much fun with these little size 4 darlings.  Tears!!!  Yes, so much fun & so many memories today.

There is something about this shoe that makes my "sole" wanna dance!  Let's boogie!

Friday, March 23, 2012

I sat at your grave today....

I sat at your grave today
Kneeled and prayed
And for a short while I stayed
Whispered gently your good name
Into the wind I saw it carried away
Did you hear my heart quiver?

What are the scars that remain
In those tears that come so often?
Grand babies want to hug you
Watch you smile as you sing
Oh won’t you please tap your wing
Upon my shoulders?

Our home misses you
I’ve not felt pain like this before
For the melody you left behind
Keeps on playing in the rooms
Of quiet still hours
Etched into the walls
Only I can hear

I miss you
Don’t you know?
I did not want to leave
Left more then prayers at your grave today
More of my soul then ever before
And much more then a tear

My heart

by Janette Dengo

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring is in the air

We are having record breaking temperatures and March is far from over.  Hey, but who is complaining?  I know that I sure am enjoying the early spring and nature at it's rebirth. Snapped a handful of photos on my spring adventure the other day.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thank you mom

I love my mom.  She is my greatest cheerleader when it comes to anything to do with my life, goals, achievements, new endeavors, etc.  This is a macro shot of a tulip from the bunch she brought me for my very first "home" Arbonne launch.  

Thank you mom, you're the best. 


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's

Yep!  This is the humour of my family.  You can tell there is a bit of Irish in her. From our family to yours, 
Happy St. Patrick's Day.  ♣


Monday, March 12, 2012

A lovely lady

Thank you.  It is such an honour to be thought of and my work appreciated.  This lady who lives way across the ocean and on another continent entirely took the time to get to know me through our on-line communications and then took it upon herself to write about me in her blog called A Portuguese Love.  I have no words.  She is wonderfully thoughtful to bring me a little exposure to my on-line Zazzle store and mentioning me in her writings.

I find it so amazing that those who do care, are compassionate & unselfish are humans who make a difference in terms of helping and contributing to the wonderful branches of the tree of life.  We are all here to learn from each other and help each other on this life journey.  Thank you so much Belinha.  You are such a lovely lady and you have wonderful and generous giving heart.

Much thanks,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Love Arbonne - My Arbonne Journey

February 2012 became my month of transformation.  There is a great vibration in the air every time I think or have thought about the product line.  I've been using few Arbonne products since about September 2011 ever since I held a spa benefit at my home for a dear friend of mine Robyn Dargie who's now the Arbonne District Manager.

It all happened over a social evening getting together with loads of fun, snacks, karaoke and catching up with our good friends.  That night changed my life and I didn't even fully know it or realized it at the time.  My sole purpose was to make my girlfriend happy while I took the step towards something incredible and signed up as an Arbonne Independent Consultant on a simple whim, chance, happiness in the air and maybe a little from my wine glass.  I know it is the best decision I've made, because it feels good inside.

I knew she would benefit from this somehow and I thought at least I'll save 35% on all those fantastic products I was already using and I could totally make her night.  She was all smiles, let me tell ya and offered me a few products with savings to experience the amazing RE9 Arbonne product line, which made me grin from ear to ear.  That facial skin care line is simply phenomenal and all you need is 2-3 days worth to see instant transformation in your face.  Using all botanical infused products without harsh chemicals is simply a must for me and my skin.  You'll be glowing with joy from how amazing your skin will feel, pores tighten, smoothness and even the scent is invigorating.

It has only been under 3 weeks and I'm pumped more then ever.  I've already made few people realize how amazing Arbonne is and signed up my first 3 preferred customers, and I'll be receiving my very first pay check in 15 days.  I've received absolutely mind blowing deals on the Arbonne products so I can Arbonnize my home and make it safer and healthier for my entire family, which is extremely important to me if not the main reason Arbonne spoke to me.

To make things even better I began using the vanilla protein shake and have noticed a nearly instant reduction in my bloating and tummy area.  It has been only a week drinking my morning shakes and I can feel like a lady again without that bloated tummy.  The shakes are amazing!!

I am so very happy.  I bought a domain name for 3 years and made a free website on Wix.  There is a story about the hummingbird on my website which was just a quick template I selected there but few days prior I had a profound dream of a gorgeous hummingbird sitting on my hand.  I dreamed the entire thing in colour and the feeling I felt when I awoke was so peaceful and beautiful.  It somehow all is beginning to make sense.

(below are few Arbonne products I myself started using nearly immediately AND I can actually feel the difference in my skin, body, skin appearance, textures, scent, and over all wellness)

Amazing Protein shakes and Fiber boost. 

This is a life changing opportunity to take charge of my life and put products on my children that I know have been formulated for wellness and are as the following.

Arbonne Personal care products are formulated with:
  • No animal products or animal by-products
  • No Parabens
  • No Formaldehyde donating preservatives 
  • No Petroleym based ingredients:
  • No Benzene
  • No Mineral Oil
  • No Petrolatum
  • No Phthalates
  • No Toluene
  • No Paba
Arbonne Healthy Living products are formulated with: 
  • No Artificial colours
  • No Artificial flavours
  • No Artificial sweeteners
  • No Animal products or animal by-products
  • No Cholesterol
  • No Saturated fats
  • No Trans fats 

On Monday, I met a group of fabulous women at a meeting and to think of it I was so tired and didn't even want to go but made myself.  I'm so glad I did.  Listening to their stories of how they did this with their families and transformed their lives to be on a course of a healthier living, made me want, need, and be what I saw in that room.  It was filled with amazing women wanting the same things.  All reaching their goals and I do believe many will reach them.  On the way to our meeting my friend and I joked that Arbonne only emphasizes and creates "our bond" that much more powerful and significant with a huge purpose.  It will be fabulous to go on trips with this lady I've known for over 20 years.

Tonight, in less then a week I met another room full of more incredible people (over 200 attended) the Mercedes Benz dealership in Kitchener where I got to pick my vehicle and with a quick photo I can post it on my inspiration board to observe until I WILL REACH my goal!  Camila Scott was at this event and she is beautiful and so funny.  I didn't get a photo of us but I will meet her plenty of times to get one.

For now, here is my Benz with my personalized fun plates.

And here is me in one:

And one more:  Hot little car isn't it?

Now here comes the part I think I was the most excited about as I went through my home like a mad maniac reading each and every bottle of skin lotion, shampoo, conditioner, scrubber, facial cleanser, body butter, shower gels, shaving foams, make up, well - you get the picture.  I soon found  there were over 100 bottles and they were all products I no longer wish to use, and many were hiding in throughout my cabinets that I would regularly reach for.

Harmful chemicals in products (listed in bullets above) have been known and directly linked to causing all types of cancers, premature puberty, becoming sterile in both women & men - sadly beginning at the tender age of babies and toddlers as we put unsafe products on our most precious children.

Here are my photos of products I decided to part with.

AND the other half

NOW, to protect myself I cannot specifically point out which product is unsafe nor would I want to, 
I am simply making a point of removing these from my life.

I believe Arbonne will provide me and my family with the natural, tested, botanical, vegan, hypoallergenic, safe products to use, which will become a tax write off for me and will allow me to save money.

Our SKIN is our biggest organ.  It takes the most damage absorbing the products we put on it and I will sleep better knowing my children do not have harmful chemicals on their precious bodies. 

If you have any questions on how to become an Arbonne preferred customer and save 20% (it is like a membership) or even an Independent Consultant and save 35% on products along with the opportunity to show others how they can alter their life for the better, please contact me through my email and I will gladly offer you an opportunity of a life time into health and wellness.

For me - it is all about bettering my family's health and wellness and helping others.
It's about Pay it Forward.

Thanks so much.