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Motovated Monday - HOTlanta

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Welcome to another Motovated Monday! I wanted to share a few pictures from my trip to Atlanta. It was hot and humid but it was a great time. I learned a bunch at the conference and had fun traveling with my co-worker and friend Amy. Check it out.






The big takeaway I took from this trip personally was how much being with my family means to me. I had a lot of fun but I realize when I'm out and about I wish Joe was here to show him cool things I know he'd like and I wish Russell was around because I know he'd have fun.

As you work to stay Motovated this week I encourage you think about what means the most to you and what are you doing to get more of that. We only have one life to live (unless maybe reincarnation is true) so what are you doing to make this life the best one possible. That doesn't mean keeping up with the Jones' (whoever they really are) but finding what makes YOU happy and what brings YOU joy in this life. Think about what your dream really is and let&#…

Saturday's Supper - Wasabi Sushi

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MMMM... Sushi... Seriously, sushi may be one of my favorite things to eat. If given the choice I'd probably pick sushi over most other options. Granted, sometimes you get a craving for some yummy Mexican food or some tasty pizza but I LOVE sushi!


Joe and I have tried a variety of places from the high end 'make it your once a year anniversary special' to the all you can eat for one low price places. From all the places we've tried our staple place is Wasabi. It's located in Draper so it's not far from home and if we go between the peak hours it's usually quiet enough to bring Russell.


Russell actually really likes the pot stickers and we get the Pepper Jack (a jalapeno pepper stuffed with cream cheese and spicy tuna) to start.


The ladies there are always so nice and they tend to love Russell so it's always fun. We've gone there alone, with Russell, and with friends and it's always been a good time. The prices are reasonable and if you go on Tue…

Motovated Monday - Your Story

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This past week I was in Atlanta for the national Conference on Volunteering and Service (more on that later) and had the privilege of hearing from Kristian Bush during our closing session. The thing he said that stuck out most to me was the most powerful tool we have are stories. Positive or negative stories. Big or small tales. We can dream big and look to achieve those goals or we can sit back and watch life pass us by. He sang their first big hit and it reminded me how much I like this song. It's all about a dream and a story. What's your story?

Baby Girl
by SugarLand

They say in this town, stars stay up all night,
Don’t know, can’t see ‘em for the glow of the neon lights.
And it's a long way from here to the place where the home fires burn.
Well it's two thousand miles and one left turn.

"Dear Mom and Dad,
"Please send money, I’m so broke that it ain’t funny.
"I don't need much, just enough to get me through.
"Please don’t worry 'cause I&…

Family Friday - Flashback

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For some reason I have a bunch of family pictures on my computer and I don't remember putting them there. I'm sure they're off my phone or maybe I downloaded them at some point or tried to backup something but I came across them the other day and have decided today is the day to share some of them. Seriously... It's cuteness overload...

Yep... Extreme cuteness... I love it! I seriously can't believe how little he used to be. Where does the time go?

Wellness Wednesday - Shop Local

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Hey friends! In an effort to promote some local businesses that we love and adore I bring you some links to the places you are going to want to check out. Some of them we're meeting at the Wasatch Front Farmers Market and others we've randomly found along the way. Seriously give these folks some love by following, liking, or connecting to their blogs or websites. You won't regret it!

The Coffee Shop - Yep, good coffee in the southwest end of town does exist! I get my lattes with halfcaf or decaf and they are delightful! (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Laziz Foods - Hummus and other delightful Middle Eastern Spreads await you at the farmers market or at Harmons. Be sure to stop by and try their options out. You won't regret it. (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)


Oasis Cafe - Not much for social media but it is a MUST if you're looking for the most delightful breakfast, lunch, or dinner options in SLC. This is the place I suggest when someone wants to meet …

Motovated Monday - Yoga

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I love yoga...

No seriously...

One day I think I'll teach yoga so I can do as much yoga as I want.
What's your favorite way to unwind, get fit, or feel good? Have you tried yoga or meditation? Do you have a favorite studio or instructor? Share how you get your zen on.

Motovated Monday - Let's Get Creative

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I posted this picture on the Motovated Wellness Facebook page but I wanted to share it again with this thought.
"The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth-century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen."

- Carl Ally (American advertising executive)Take time this week and try something creative. Pick up a new hobby, try something new, go somewhere you've never been before, eat something new at your favorite restaurant, or whatever you choose that is out of your routine. Be deliberate and do something unique and interesting to you then come back and let us know what happened. Nothing may happen or something new may happen but you'll never know until you try some…

Saturday's Supper - Buttermilk Waffles

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I must admit I'm a sucker for breakfast. Yep, I've said it. Eggs Benedict, waffles, crepes, quiche, and all the other delightful things that come with breakfast and brunch. MMM... Perhaps that's why many of our great Saturday's Supper meals have to do with breakfast. I think breakfast foods are great weekend meals but you can always whip up some breakfast for dinner and I'll be a happy camper.

Today's recipe is a go to we've used a couple weekends in a row. Yep, it was that good and that easy. I have another great waffle recipe but it makes way too much batter so I wanted to find something that wouldn't leave us with dozens of leftover waffles. This recipe makes enough for my husband to have a massive waffle, I can have a half, and Russell will easily eat a quarter or half depending on what else he's having for breakfast. After all that we typically still have about 3/4 - 1 waffle left and I found wrapping them up individually and freezing them work…

Wellness Wednesday - Find Us at the Farmers Market!

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This past Sunday Joe went out and manned a booth for us at the Wasatch Front Farmers Market. We've decided that over the summer with Joe not substitute teaching having him focus on our dōTERRA business would be a smart use of his time. Our hope is that by the end of the market season he'll have worked hard, met a ton of new people, and helped us build our business with the end goal of having us both stay home and focus on building our own little wellness empire. :)

So... the empire thing may be my dream but I know Joe would prefer not to work a 9-5 job the rest of his life and he knows that dōTERRA could be a way for him to escape that. Check out the great display Joe worked out...

Wasatch Front Farmers Market June 1st through October 26th Every Sunday | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wheeler Farm - 6351 South 900 East | Murray
We also wanted to share the links to our social media sites for our business. Be sure to like, follow, and comment often to let us know what you're enjoying …

Motovated Monday - Get Out and Give Back

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Happy Monday! As I mentioned in my last Slim & Sassy Sunday post I've decided to take that piece of the blog in a new direction. Today, I give you Motovated Monday! This new feature will help you kick off your week by featuring positive and uplifting messages. It could be a quote, something I heard, a picture that inspired me, or maybe a prompt to get you working towards a healthy balanced life.

Today I want to encourage everyone to think about volunteering. First of all, when you think of the word volunteering or volunteer what comes to mind? Do you think of youth activities in church, helping an elderly neighbor, your Eagle Scout project, or maybe something more ongoing like mentoring or tutoring kids.

Next, think about why you've volunteered in the past. Was it because you needed something to boost your resume or college application, did you have to do it to for church or because your parents made you do it, or did you volunteer because you enjoy helping others. There …