My Birthday Eve Blog

Hello friends! It has been an incredibly awesome year and I cannot wait to start my 43rd year in this world! So many wonderful opportunities have crossed my path in 2015 and the first 6 months of 2016 as well and I wanted to take a minute to share!

Remember my last few posts I talked about Plexus and how much I really love the products? I am still loving the products and sharing them with everyone I can. Joining Plexus was a life changer for me. I became surrounded by the most supportive group of people that lifted me up. They helped me discover the me inside that had been buried away for so long. I found myself wanting to invest in myself and grow spiritually, financially, emotionally, etc. I am focused on my health, exploring ways to become more crunchy and green, researching foods that I am putting in my childrens’ bodies, expressing myself through art on different mediums, focusing on finances by learning about Dave Ramsey and his babysteps to help us gain financial freedom, etc. So just from what I have mentioned you can tell that I have changed so much over the last 2 years, especially in the last year. I am also the happiest that I have ever been. I have found my self esteem and confidence growing immensely! I LOVE waking up each day to a new adventure!

I wanted to show you a few of the pieces of furniture that I have refinished to show you that this is my way to relax and unwind. It is my woo saa. My release of pent up frustrations from everyday stresses such as work and finances. I have found that  everyone needs a way to let go. Find your way and let go!!!

Also I wanted to introduce you all to an awesome new product that was just announced at convention in Las Vegas this week! It sounds AMAZING and today is the first day you can get online to buy it!  It is called EDGE❤️

The benefits are:

Healthy, sustained energy

Sharper thinking

Enhances concentration

IMPROVES MOOD

FEATURES:

Clinically tested ingredients

Patent pending formula

100% Vegetarian & Gluten Free

One capsule a day, my friends!! And as always, all products ordered through my website have a 60 day money back guarantee!! You have nothing to lose!! If you have any questions PLEASE let me know! My website is http://www.shopmyplexus.com/heatherjohnson73

And last but not least I am sharing a few fun facts about me! It will be fun to look back on this next year to see where I’m at then compared to now!

Favorite TV series: LOST (just discovered on Netflix)

Favorite books: Dave Ramsey books (Financial peace revisited, Smart Money smart kids, Money makeover, etc) Power of broke, Millionaire next door, etc.

Favorite color: pale dusty pink

Hobbies: Decoupage, personal growth, painting, family time, etc.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Tomorrow I am waking up 43 years old!! And it is ok! No age denial here😀 I am grateful for life, love and happiness and thankful that God has blessed me me so much more than I deserve ❤️😀

XOXO,

Heather

 

 

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4 days in on my new journey and a little bit more:)

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to check in and let you know how my journey is going by day 4 on the Plexus Slim and Boost capsule. First, I want to let everyone know a little about me as a person and my life story. I hope you will follow along with me on my journey and maybe some of you can relate to the feelings and issues that I have carried through the years and if I just help even just one person, it will be worth sharing my story.
I was an only child. My mother and father got divorced when my mom was actually pregnant with me. She never remarried. (Remember I’m 42 now) and my father was an very scary alcoholic. He did marry a woman who I loved so much and she took care of me and was such an awesome force in my life. I’m thankful to God for putting her in my life because I am scared to think how I might have turned out otherwise. My dad actually left all of us when I was in the 5th grade and it was honestly a relief to me. That lifted so much stress from my life. It was a constant worry when he was around. I was terrified that he was going to show up at my school drunk or beat my stepmother in front of me. He was a very angry man. I was so glad that he left and never came back.
My mom has always been a financial support in my life. She spoiled me when I was young and indeed I did have the stereotypical only child life until I was about 14. My mother was very concerned about my looks. She wanted me to look a particular way. I felt like she wanted a pretty popular duaghter and I just never felt that I lived up to her standards. She was very demonstrative in her feelings about weight issues and the “lazy” fat people syndrome. I was VERY insecure about myself from preteen years until honest to God, about 1 year ago. I have tried every yo-yo diet fad that ever crossed my path and even at 18, got a job at one of these diet fad workshops where they wanted their representatives to look the part of a healthy thin person. I am 5′ 3. I know that on charts my weight should be a lot lower than the goal I have for myself. The company that I worked for wanted me to be around 118-125 range. I literally made myself throw up before each weigh in. It was an enormous amount of stress and I left that job after a very short time. So I went on with my life, had my first child at the age of 20 and was able to bounce back pretty quickly to a mom approved weight and then it was just a constant roller coaster for the next 20 years with weight insecurities. Now MY personal weight goal that I have set for myself is 160-165lbs. That is where I feel very comfortable and my husband (who loves some curves, yes ladies I have been blessed with a man who loves my love handles:) For me to meet that goal, I need to lose between 30-35lbs and then I will maintain myself at that until I feel the need to make more changes. Now that I am a grown woman with 5 children and 2 granddaughters, my main concern is my health. Of course I care what I look like, I think everyone wants to feel attractive to themselves and others but my priority is my health. God willing, I am going to be in this world to see all of my children’s children and hopefully longer so I want that all around health lifestyle, not the “butt look good in leggings” mode I was in for all of those years. So last year, I really began to search for any self help, healthy inside and out info that I could find and then I found my friend selling the Plexus. I’ve already discussed her in my first blog post about my journey but I am thankful for her introducing me to Plexus. I am gung ho, going full force moving forward with Plexus and as I can afford them, I am trying each of them out so that I know personally what they will or can do for me. Right now I am on the Plexus Slim and Boost combination and I love it. Day 1 was just kind of adrenaline and I felt great but I think that was probably the anticipation of what might come. Day 2 I actually could not get to sleep that night like I normally do. Honestly, I can be sitting straight up on the couch watching TV because I will fall asleep. As soon as I lay my head on the pillow in my bed, I am asleep. I never toss and turn and get up 1,000 times a night. I just don’t. I sleep through the night and wake up…….EXHAUSTED!!!! What the heck??? That confused me so much because I hear other people talking about sleeping 4-6 hours and they have so much energy and positive force and I’m slugging into work at 8:30am like I haven’t slept for days. Well my friends, Plexus reviews said that I was going to get a better night sleep and I was scared because I already was sleeping so hard. But it has been an incredible transformation. I have so much more natural energy. Not the jittery, scary, gross jittery energy but it just flows. Lastnight I sat down and watched an entire movie with my husband on the couch and stayed awake!!!! Hallelujuah!!! But starting day 2, my sleep has been great. I stayed up later, painting some wine bottles (newest hobby:) and then laid down prepared to be knocked out but I actually was able to lay there and just unwind and let the sleep creep upon me gently. Day 3 was Saturday which is my day off. I woke up at 6:00am with no alarm. The house was quiet and everyone was sleeping so what did I do? I got dressed, got in the car and came into work for 3 extra hours of overtime! That normallywould not happen. And without an alarm clock!! So then lastnight was the eve of day 4. My daughter went to a spa overnight party but around 8:30pm the phone rang and she was homesick and wanted to come home. I went to pick her up and we had a little pizza family night and then after the kids went to bed, my husband and I watched a movie together….both of us….not him and me beside him pretending to be awake when he said my name, like I wasn’t really sleeping:) lol I finally went to bed about 11:30pm and usually on Sundays, I like to get to work as early as possible but that is around 6:00am is my target time in on the 7th day that I wish I was at home and church with the family. I FORGOT to set my alarm to go off. I woke up at 5:30am!!! Again with no alarm. That is so crazy, I’m telling you this has changed my sleeping habits in 4 DAYS!!!! What can it do for me in 40 days??? That only has proved to be so awesome to me. I feel so good inside and so well rested. Some other benefits that I personally have noticed is that I do not drink soda pop at feen speed. Mountain Dew was my pop of choice and let me tell you, their sales have had to drop in the past 4 days. I have honestly drank about 6oz of diet mountain dew in 4 days!!!! That is so insane!! I don’t even think about it or miss it. I just had it with the pizza lastnight as a choice!!! I feel more alert and I feel like I get full faster as well. We had a Papa John’s pizza and if any of you know their pizza, just imagine it. We do get it cut into squares for the kids but I ate 2 squares of pizza and was done!!!
Overall I am just so pleased with the products and actually Friday, I placed another order. I did just order 2 of the 7 day challenges again but this time, I am trying the Accelerator instead of the Boost. I have just heard amazing things about the accelerator so I want to try it before I commit to buying a month supply of it. I love the Boost though so I’m a little worried about whether I will like the Accelerator as much but what do I lose if I don’t like it in 7 days? I haven’t committed to a month supply so then I can order whichever I like the best, Accelerator or Boost. In 2 weeks I plan to buy the Tri-plex which I have heard to be AMAZING! Bad gut health runs in our family something fierce. From IBS to constipation and then some has been passed down from my mom to me to 3 of my children. Honestly I remember going on a field trip with my son 2 years ago and the whole bus ride to the city we were going to I was praying that I would not have to use the restroom. Another example was this past Friday. We were Christmas shopping and my mom had an accident and we had to go home. Bad gut health is no joke and anyone who ever has lived with this, will feel my pain. I’ve heard testimony after testimony of people who say this has solved all of their stomach issues and it is just overall good for you. I know that for me to have optimal weight loss success, I have to get that corrected or I will never be able to be reach my goals.
I’m also sharing a few photos with some info on Plexus and also a picture of a few of my DIY projects I’ve been working on recently:) If you have any questions for me, please let me know and if you are wanting a healthier you, please visit my website at

http://www.shopmyplexus.com/heatherjohnson73

The company offers a 60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!!! You have nothing to lose but weight and sleepless nights:) Also the company is offering free shipping with the promo code THANK YOU so now is the time, my friends:)

60 day moneyback

Love,
Heather XOXObottles

My new journey

Plexus black and pink

Hello! I have not written in quite some time because our household has been going through some opportunities in the past few months. My husband was actually hospitalized in early August with pnuemonia. That was quite a scare for us. It started as a cold and my husband as I’m sure with many others, was sick but would not go to the doctor. He wanted to keep sticking it out and saying “it’ll pass” until one day I told him that he was indeed going to the hospital. The doctor said he had an upper respiratory infection and sent him on his way with a zpak which seems to be the go to medication anymore. A week later he was screaming out in pain from his back area and could not lay flat. I took him back to the hospital and surprise! He was dianosed with pnuemonia and was admitted immediately. He laid in the hospital bed for 2 weeks with a tube in his back draining the fluid off of his lung. This was absolutely devastating to our family and to see my husband, our strong family provider, in the hospital in so much pain and misery. It was very devastating because financially I had to be at work to try to make up any income that he was losing while in the hospital. He ended up having surgery on his lung and the doctor said that his age and being young enough and fit absolutely saved his life.  My husband was in the hospital for a month and a half and if anyone lives on a paycheck to paycheck budget that we do, you’ll understand where we were at after that much time off work not to mention the medical bills.  I absolutely prayed to God like never before and had to give it to Him to help us through.  He put his healing touch on my husband and thankfully, he came home and is now back to work.  But that was a big scare for our family.  It really opened our eyes to how precious our health truly is and that it can be compromised in a matter of seconds.  It was during this time that I especially became very “inventive” and as my children call me, a “hustler”.  When I wasn’t at work or the hospital, then I was at home, refinishing furniture, making crafts, going through closets for clothes and items too small or that we no longer wanted and I started selling stuff on Facebook.  It was actually quite a blessing to us and each $5 or whatever we received, I was absolutely thankful for.  While doing this I kept seeing a friend of mine who was just doing so well with in a particular business in which she was “sharing” health products.  And so it began.

It was close to the beginning of 2015 and I was in the annual search for the newest diet fad I could find to drop as many pounds from my 5’3 frame.  I saw this lady just posting all of these before and after pictures and testimonies and product deals, etc.  I messaged her and she sent me all of these messages filled with information.  I sat down and actually had talked myself into buying into it when my skeptical husband convinced me that this probably was just another diet fad that is a big waste of alot of money.  And so I passed on it.  So in the past several months I have seen this wonderful lady transform herself into a very beautiful, much thinner, and super confident young lady.  The transformation that I saw before my eyes was really enlightening and the wheels in my head began to turn and I started looking at the products and reviews.  My husband is definitely a review guy.  He believes in his heart that the review is the word of truth to live by.  I WAS a review person until I started reading into reviews and sometimes people are just not satisfied with a product but truth be known, they were not consistent.  They did not take it as suggested.  They forgot to take it.  They still gorged themselves and then questioned why they didn’t lose 50lbs in 3 days, etc.  So I put reviews on the back burner and went with fact.  Fact was what I was seeing from a young lady who lived in my town, worked 2 miles from me and was living proof.  She saw the product potential and then worked the lifestyle.  She stuck with it no matter if it was a month or 2 or 10 months.  She took the products and lived the product.  That is what made her so successful.  Her loyalty to the products and her health were key to her success.  After everything we went through with my husband and his health, we were convinced that we are going to become healthier and choose a different lifestyle to help prevent anything we could.  My husband stopped smoking which was HUGE! Never thought that I would live to see THAT day! I sat down and talked to my husband again about the products and the “potential” to supplement our household income while we were getting healthy! I was and am very excited to start this new venture toward a healthier us and also it would be so wonderful to earn some extra income while doing so.  This company, Plexus, offers amazing benefits to their ambassadors.  The income potential is simply unheard of.  I have been researching and watching videos and studying the human body and gut health, etc.  Before Plexus, I never heard of gut health.  Even though, now I am discovering that I have had an unhealthy gut my entire life.  I am just learning so many awesome facts that I never knew and now I can teach my children, husband, family and friends about these products so that they can be healthier as well.  Plexus is an amazing opportunity for a healthier YOU and also an awesome way to earn extra money if you are looking for a job to supplement income. Maybe you are a stay at home mom, retired, unexpected loss of a job, etc.  Whatever the situation is Plexus could be your answer as well.  For $34.95 the company gave me my own website.  (Basically my store front) They gave me wholesale prices on ALL of my products that I am going to be buying anyways.  And what is even more awesome, I can earn commission off my OWN purchases. They give you a choice of an incredible welcome pack at a huge discount to get you started. They give you so many resources and opportunities to learn.  It is such a team based business.  It is not cut throat and stab you in the back business.  They promote team spirit and advancement.  I got all of this for $34.95.  And you would not believe the number of people who have been able to come off of medications they have been on for years and years.  They are concerned with breast check health.  Diabetes, fibromyalgia, blood pressure, high cholesterol and so many more.  If anyone is interested in learning more about these incredible products or business, please feel free to comment and I will get back to you quickly.  Obviously everyone can see how excited I am to be able to share these experiences and these products with you so please contact me. My website is http://www.plexusslim.com/heatherjohnson73

Thank you for listening to my story and I hope that I can start you on a journey to a healthier you!

God bless you all!

Heather XOXO

 

 

 

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7/30/2015 A lady who misses her blog:)

Hello everyone! Our computer at home has died a horrible death and we are trying to budget a new one into the household budget but with my sons’ birthdays and back to school. Mom is taking a backseat which is ok as long as the kids are taken care of first:) A few things that I have been working on since I wrote my last post:
1. Bookshelf that I bought for less than $5, sanded, primed, painted and polyurethaned and added a chalk board top per my client’s request.
2. Issue that I am struggling with as far as pricing furniture after I finish it. I really try to seek out bargain deals on furniture and I have been blessed in finding many people’s trash that I have turned to treasure. BUT I feel that I am pricing way to low. But the crowd that I am targeting and advertising in my town are very much want to buy the best of things for little money. For example, while I paid less than $5 for the bookshelf, I put all of the materials and my time spent with labor and I sold it for $20.00 How do you guys feel about that price? What are your secrets and advice when it comes to pricing? Please let me know! I’m thirsty for answers:)
3. Octagon end table that is huge! If there was another matching end table to this set, it would take up a very large part of someone’s room. I honestly would probably use it as a coffee table personally. But I am working on it now and I am in love with it.  Now that brings me to another issue I am having.  Or should I say my husband is having.  When I buy these ugly ducklings, I feel nothing for them.  But after they are done, I don’t want to sell them.  I want to keep them forever.  lol  Does anyone else experience this feeling of attachment?

4.  $15 garage sale dresser.  I found a dresser at a sale down the street from my house.  Got it home and started to clean it.  Then I opened the drawers and WHOA!!!!  Horrible musty smell.  I totally thought I was going to have to set it outside  my house with a FREE sign on it.  But then I read an awesome hint on a Facebook page, about trying Borax.  I had serious doubts about this but then I recleaned it about 4 times.  And it worked! I am a complete fan of the product BORAX!  I used super hot water and added the BORAX and it worked wonderfully.  It is now a must have on the grocery list!  This dresser we purchased specifically for my son so my husband is alright with me keeping this one.  Thank goodness.  I could never have parted with it:) lol

I can’t wait to be able to upload some pictures for you to see.  I am still very new to giving new life to old pieces but I am in love with the process, the paint, the furniture, everything.  I wish I could give up the money making job so that I could do this full time but the bills determine that is not going to happen anytime soon!

I hope you enjoyed the post even without the pictures and I’m looking forward to any comments, suggestions or stories that you might have about what I wrote.  If you have ever felt the same way I have, please let me know that I am not the only one in the world!

God bless!

Me and Matilda

A love that changed it all.

My favorite rocking chair

Hello friends! I wanted to introduce you to someone who changed my life. My design style at home is slowly transitioning and integrating pieces of furniture and items that I never thought I would ever be attracted to until this guy came along. Just out of curiosity, do any of you find yourselves changing your design style as you get older? Or do you tend to find a style and stay true to it? I just am a furniture addict and when I find a piece that makes my palms sweaty and heart beat faster, it has got to come home with me! Back to my rocker….how much do you think I paid for it? $10 dollars!!!!! Can you believe that? Tell me your design style or have you ever fallen in love with a piece of furniture? Do you ever find yourself sneaking and buying furniture and scheduling pick up times while your significant other is at work? Lol yes I am that person. For example yesterday while driving I saw a white book shelf for $5 on the side of a country road. Now I purposely drove home the back way to avoid any garage sales or thrift stores and there it was waiting for me. Husband was home so I had to keep it real. I told him that I don’t find furniture, it finds me. Lol He shakes his head and laughs. The white book shelf is tucked away nicely with the rest of my treasures and all is good! Ok guys, now I’ve shared my insane addiction tendencies, tell me I’m not alone in my love for furniture!

Thanks for reading, friends! Come back to see me regularly!

Heather:)