Forgive me, Friends!

Hello ya’ll! I am so sorry that I have not posted in so long.  That is definitely going to change.  I am excited and determined to get back to posting and sharing again.  So what was your New Year’s Resolution? I really didn’t call mine “resolutions”, more like life goals.  2016 is all about life goals for me! One major life goal for me is time management.  I absolutely have struggled with this for my whole life.  I have been the most unorganized person that you have ever met.  I always justified it by saying that I am just too busy to focus on time management.  How crazy is that?  So now, moving forward it is a huge priority in my life.  Let me tell you a little about why this is so important to me now.

My last couple of posts were about Plexus so I definitely wanted to bring you all up to date on my journey.  I LOVE PLEXUS and I will never be without it again in my life.  These products have changed my life more than I would have every even began to think they would.  I started taking the Plexus Slim and the Accelerator in very early November 2015.  I immediately started noticing that I had ENERGY!!!  I SLEPT GOOD at night!  These 2 benefits for me sealed the deal.  Let me tell you a short story that makes me feel like a horrible mom and wife.  I have worked a job (not a career) but the same job for the past 18 years of my life. My children are 22, 18, 11, 8 and 4 years old.  I completely missed A LOT of the lives of my 2 oldest children and that breaks my heart.  Everyday I have been getting up and coming to work for the past 18 years at a desk job at a manufacturing facility.  BUT, I am thankful because that job provided me and my family with a steady income for many years but now as I am growing older, it is more about the time spent with my family then the money that I’m making.  I know that we do still need both my income and my husband’s income to support our household but I now I have seen a glimmer of HOPE.  The light at the end of the tunnel.  The pink light.  And that, my friends is because of Plexus Worldwide.  I truly believe that God places people and events, things, etc in our lives for a purpose and now that Plexus has been put in my life, I am able to see that my life doesn’t have to be waking up to go to a job that I am burned out on, working all day, coming home grumpy and exhausted and bringing home a case of bad attitude with me each night.  I have found so much success with the products that I have taken that I am alive again!!!  Seriously imagine the scene from the Sound of Music! That is me!  I feel so much better! So alive and so energetic even after a 8 to 10 hour work day! And then I choose when I want to go to bed rather than falling asleep sitting up on the couch trying to watch TV. The best part of that is that I actually sleep so good through the night that I wake up REFRESHED and feeling well rested.  That is what my Plexus Slim and Accelerator has done for me!  Next I want to tell you about the IBS/CONSTIPATION that literally made my stomach feel like I was 9 months pregnant everyday of my life.  I was so bloated that it hurt.  My Plexus upline told me about the Tri-plex combo which consists of the Plexus Slim, Probio5 and the Biocleanse products.  I literally fell in love with these.  The first week I was regular and feeling excellent. SPOILER ALERT…..I was regular and actually feeling skinny because I wasn’t carrying around that poop baggage with me all of the time.  I felt great!  BUT I started feeling TOO GOOD about myself and thought that I could skip the next month of Tri-plex but let me tell you, it did not work out good for me.  And that is my fault because we all know: CONSISTENCY CONSISTENCY CONSISTENCY with anything we take!  This needs to be a part of my daily regimen and I just have to accept it as part of my preventative maintenance program!  Plexus has just made me feel alive again and honestly it has made me want to be a better person all the way around.  Does that sound crazy to you?  For health and wellness products to give you that overall sense of wanting to be a better person??  I know and I can’t lie….It sounds crazy but folks, I am telling you, it is not just me.  PLEASE message me or friend request me on FACEBOOK!  (HEATHER  JOHNSON) Follow my stories, let me show you testimony after testimony of amazing life changing stories!  And these products are not all about the weight.  Weight loss is a side effect that is pretty awesome but these products get you healthy from the inside out!!  I am posting my business card as well because I want so badly for anyone who is just not feeling themselves, had health issues (Fibromyalgia, MS, Diabetes, INFERTILITY, etc) to please research Plexus and what these products may do for you!!!  If you are looking for a business opportunity then this is the business that you need to research.  The compensation plan is INSANE!!!!  Do me a favor if you are questioning the business part of Plexus.  Go to YOUTUBE and type in Plexus Diamond Documentaries.  You will see a list of them.  Take 8 to 10 minutes out of your day to watch one of these amazing life stories of the top earners in the company that reached that level in 1-3 year time span!!!   It is so awesome to be a part of this group of amazing people in this business.  It is called ONE PLEXUS because anyone on any team will help you if you need help.  If you have a question that you just don’t know the answer, just reach out and someone in the world will answer you!  I have met so many amazing caring people in my short time at Plexus and it has been life changing.  In June there is a convention in LAS VEGAS open to any active ambassador.  That means if you pay your $34.95 annual membership fee, you become an ambassador and you get your products at wholesale, you earn money on any sales over $100, you have the opportunity to earn money 11 different ways, you have an unlimited resource bank of training and help for you and you get to travel to awesome conventions and retreats all over the world!!!   You can even earn a LEXUS!!!  Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the products or the business opportunity!!  $34.95 for annual membership!  That is like a wholesale club like Sam’s Club or Costco!  You could get your products at wholesale even if you don’t want to share the experience and make money off of it!   business cardwhat is PS

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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:)

Goodwill TV cart

The other day I was shopping in our Goodwill and I saw this dark little TV cart. It was not the cutest but the price was too good to pass up. $6.99 later I was headed to Ace for some Plaster of Paris and then home to make this DIY chalk paint I read about on Salvaged Inspirations and couldn’t wait to try it out. I used 3 parts paint, 1 Plaster of Paris and water to mix just as she had recommended. This was my first time so I might’ve used a little more or less of each to get the texture that I desired and then I began to work on this little girl. I wasn’t even sure what I had in mind for the end product at that moment. I actually took this picture after I had already started. Note to self: definitely need to get a good camera and then remember to take a completely “before” picture:)

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I painted it with 2 coats of the chalk mix recipe from the awesome blog Salvaged Inspirations and I used a Valspar paint that was actually a mistint and I paid like $6 for a gallon. I was definitely pretty stoked when I saw the price tag on that paint:) Deal of the day for me!
After the 2 coats dried, I took a piece of card board that looked like a toilet paper holder but was really a piece of packaging material from a recent online purchase. It was a lot heavier cardboard than a toilet paper holder but if you have a small project to do, the holder would probably work just fine. I took mine and dipped one end into some white paint and used it basically like a stamp over and over until I had finished the look I wanted.
I had bought some really awesome handles from me and my daughter’s dream store….Hobby Lobby! Unfortunately they were not the look I was going for so we ran out the next day on a Sunday to discover they were closed. A sign on the door actually said something about being closed on Sunday so their employees could spend time with their families. How wonderful is that in this day and age? Hats off to Hobby Lobby. I work EVERY Sunday at my job…..just sayin! Anyways I still need to pick up some new beauties and I will post the final 100% complete “AFTER” picture but I just couldn’t wait to post what I have done so far. I love it. I’m seeing something with some bling? Maybe the glass knob or crystals? What do you think?

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Thanks for taking time to read and please come back and visit again!

Xoxo,
Heather