Malayna’s First Birthday Party

IMG_2992 Malayna’s first birthday was a “Winter Onederland” theme.  We had lots of fun and Malayna is so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.

Lets begin with the decorations.  My wonderful and extremely talented aunt Kathy helped me with her banner.  The letters and snowman are used by her amazing cricket machine!

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As favors for the kids I made these ornaments with their names on each of them!IMG_2528

I did a monthly timeline from all her pictures in her sticker onesies.  The numbers were all from the cricket machine as well.IMG_2527 IMG_2526

Food….

Hot Coco bar….Lauren made this absolutely amazing hot coco.  I am talking the creamiest, yummiest hot coco I have ever had.  I just wished I wasn’t so full and could have fully enjoyed it!

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Snowflake cupcakes

Oreo balls.  I had treat bags as favors so people could take home cookies (sugar, reindeer peanut butter, and oreo balls)IMG_2549 IMG_2548 IMG_2529

Peppermint oreo cake/ Roman Noodle Recipes below for those who asked for them!

Malayna LOVED her birthday cake.  Lauren made this amazing banana cake for her.  Malayna LOVED it!!

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My friend Carla made this adorable onesie for her that said Malayna.

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My aunt made this beautiful hair bow holder for May.

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Festive Peppermint Dessert

2 cups (24) crushed Oreos

1/4 c. melted butter

Combine and press into a 9 x 13 glass cake pan

1 quart vanilla ice cream softened

1 cup crushed peppermint candy

2  8oz containers of cool whip

few drops red food coloring

Chocolate Syrup (drizzle on top)

Combine ice cream, candy. Fold in cool whip. Blend food coloring.

Poor into crust

Drizzle chocolate syrup on top

Freeze until firm

Roman Noodle Salad
Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw
mix
2 (3 ounce) packages chicken flavored
ramen noodles
1 bunch green onions, chopped
grape tomatoes
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Directions:
1. In a large salad bowl, combine the slaw, broken noodles and green onions, and grape tomatos.
2. Whisk together the sugar, oil, and ramen seasoning packets. Pour over salad and toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
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Big News!

12th Day of Shaklee Christmas-Last Day Friday, December 14th

Free Shipping Ends Tomorrow- December 14th

To end the 12 Days of Shaklee Christmas I am going out with a bang….. offering free membership today  with any $50 purchase!!  Membership saves you 15-25% off all products for life!

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Since started Shaklee a few months ago (you can read more about that here).  I have some exciting business news to share!

My team has grown with other women who are passionate about teaching others about a healthy lifestyle while staying home with their kiddos!  They see a need in our health crisis to help PREVENT disease as the solution, help others find solutions to feeling better, losing weight, switching to non-toxic cleaners or safe beauty products.  They love the flexibility of being able to work whenever and wherever and for a GREAT CAUSE!  They have reap the rewards of Shakleeizing their home and want to share it with others.

In addition to that I made Shaklee Director!!  I am thankful for God’s blessing.  I am excited to see what God has in store for the future and feel blessed for the growth that has taken place.   I am extremely blessed by my family and friends who have supported me the past few months.  I quickly realized how important it is to support small businesses and I would not be where I am today if it was not for your support.  For those who know me I am NOT a saleswoman, but I am passionate about educating others, helping others, and working on PREVENTION as the the cure for our medical crisis.  Sure I do some sales and business, but with Shaklee- the products sell themselves.

I always appreciate referrals and support of my business and I really do appreciate each and every one of you. I know many of you have gone out of your way to host parties, refer me to others, or post encouraging comments on facebook or my blog.  Small business are not always easy, and I would not be where I am if it was not for you all and an amazing company.  Thank you!!  I love hearing testimonies from you about how your health has improved from Shaklee products!  I feel like when people buy something from Shaklee they aren’t just “buying something” but investing in their health.  One of the wisest investments you can make.  If you know of someone who would benefit from Shaklee, please help a sister out and refer them to me.

For those of you who have been on the fence- wanting to try the products, but unsure or money is an issue I encourage you to try them out.  Shaklee has 100% satisfaction guarantee on all their products.  If you don’t like them- you can return them (by the way Shaklee has .03 returns on their products- people love them) !  You have nothing to lose.  If money is an issue, I have a solution- contact me!  Now is the time to buy with the 12 days of Shaklee Christmas (see below).

One of the best things that Shaklee offers is an opportunity to create healthier lives for all the people you know. If you’re looking to start a business, make an additional income, get your Shaklee products FOR FREE!, stay home with your kids, etc., consider building a business with great flexibility and amazing rewards. Hearing stories of how something you shared has changed lives is a gift!  Contact me for further information!

Some reasons I have enjoyed my journey with Shaklee:

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  • Products.
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Free Membership to anyone who joins TODAY!!!!

If you would like to join our team, please email me for further information.

Last day to get the following deals. Thank you for all who have participated:

All proceeds donated towards Samaritans Purse

Day 1-Defend against winter

Day 2-Stress relief, b-complex/energy, and sleep

Day 3- Vitalizer

Day 4- Losing Baby Weight

Day 5– Childrens Vitamins

Day 6– Athletes/ Hydrating Drinks

Day 7- Basic G and Basic H wipes

Day 8-Immune System Support

Day 9-Laundry

Day 10- Womens Health

Day 11- Clean water

Day 12- Free Membership!

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12 months: One Year Old

IMG_2293 I meant to post this on her birthday and the day/week got away from me! :)…..

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HI Everyone Mom’s been a little busy lately so I decided since its my birthday and all to write my first post….I’m using my first laptop the Knox’s got me for my birthday.

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Lifes a little more adventures then these days….

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I surprise momma big time this morning that almost involved a phone call to poison control.  I didn’t want to sleep last night because I was so excited to celebrate my birthday so I was up several times.  Momma fed me the good stuff, but when she came to get me this morning I had quite a surprise for her….My crib was covered in the crystals from my diaper.  I decided to put some in my hair and mom was worried I ate some, but I told her they tasted gross and didn’t.  I had such a full diaper it came apart in my crib.

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Life is a lot of fun now.  A lot more fun than the first 6 months when all I pretty much did was ate, slept and pooped.  Mom and dad are getting the hang of it, although sometimes I throw them a loop about something and keep them on their toes.

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I had my first Thanksgiving at Grandma Odoms a few weeks before Thanksgiving.  Her food was delicious and on Thanksgiving I got to eat at my Great Aunt Kathy’s.  Everything she makes is so yummy.  I especially liked the sweet potatoes.

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I am still not walking yet, but I took my first step on Thanksgiving.

Everyday I start to talk more and more and mom and dad get so excited.  My new words are dog, more, ball, papa, and bye bye.

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I’m in a big girl car seat now and take baths in the big tub.  I feel like such a big girl.  Sometimes mommy thinks I am growing up too fast, but then I cry for her and she realizes I still need her.

I love to blow kisses now, but never like to do it when momma or dada ask me to in front of others.

I started to throw food on the floor when I am eating.  Mommy and daddy don’t like it, but I think I’m funny.  Especially when I take my bib off as well.

I love drinking out of mom or dads water bottles.  I even like drinking carbonated water like mom.

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I’m excited for Christmas this year.  Last year was so boring, all I did was sleep.  I hope I get some cool toys.  I’m excited because mom told me she wanted to start a tradition with me where we make Jesus a birthday cake every Christmas.

I took my first trip to Panera….I loved trying my first bread bowl and even got to go in my pjs!

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Mom started giving me Shaklee vitamins after I had a stuffy/runny nose for a few weeks.  They helped me get all better and I love to chew them.  Mom told me it will help me grow big and strong and protect me from getting sick.

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I think those are all the updates for now.  Mom is telling me I need to take a nap and I need to get off the computer so I better listen.

Thank you everyone for sending mommy texts, phone calls, cards.  I had the best first birthday.

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I hope you all enjoyed hearing from me.  Perhaps I will write again?

Love,

May May

Clean water

11th Day of Shaklee Christmas…

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Did you know more than 300 pollutants have been found in drinking water…I also found this article lately about linking pesticides in tap water with food allergies.  Check it out here!

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12 Days of Shaklee Christmas

All proceeds donated towards Samaritans Purse

Day 1-Defend against winter

Day 2-Stress relief, b-complex/energy, and sleep

Day 3- Vitalizer

Day 4- Losing Baby Weight

Day 5– Childrens Vitamins

Day 6– Athletes/ Hydrating Drinks

Day 7- Basic G and Basic H wipes

Day 8-Immune System Support

Day 9-Laundry

Day 10- Womens Health

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Womens Health and More!

A Midwife’s Perspective

“After delivering 76 babies in the home – without anesthesia, fancy equipment, and a staff of doctors, nurses, aides and orderlies, I’m convinced that maternal nutrition is the single most important factor in the production of healthy offspring and a well mother. Shaklee mothers experience significantly less blood loss (2-3 teaspoons compared to 1 to 2 pints). Their placentas are smaller, firmer, and healthier. There is less vaginal tearing. Newborn babies are more alert, more contented and less prone to birth-related injury.  There was no colic noted in the Shaklee babies.”  I have seen this with one of my friends who was on Shaklee supplements throughout her entire pregnancy.  I was with her and her baby for two days straight and kept noting how her baby NEVER cried.  I had never seen such a calm, relaxed, content baby.

Read more on how Shaklee supplements have helped women with fertility and pregnancy here

10th Day of Shaklee Christmas….

Here are a few products that have helped women…..

Osteomatrix

Help reduce PMS symptoms such as bloating, cramps, water retention, irritability, and moodiness

Protect Your Bones with OsteoMatrix. You need more than just calcium to build strong bones.  OsteoMatrix provides a unique matrix of critical nutrients including calcium, vitamins D & K, magnesium, and more to build and maintain strong bones. It’s clinically proven to increase calcium absorption, and its small, coated caplets are easy to swallow!*

Osteomatrix also helps to calm the baby after birth and helps him to sleep better.  (relaxes his little muscles too!) Will also really help with contractions and help your body bounce back once you deliver. 

OstematrixGLA

GLA is used by many women to maintain a sense of well-being throughout their monthly cycle. This Shaklee formula contains GLA (gamma linolenic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid that our bodies use to form prostaglandins—potent, hormone-like substances that help the body to regulate many normal bodily processes.*

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Alfalfa…one of my favorite products….Known as “The Father of all foods”

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With deep roots extending 10 to 20 feet into the soil, this amazing plant is rich in trace minerals and protein plus contains 8 digestive enzymes. Recognized as a natural anti-histamine, allergy sufferers report good results from taking 3 or 4 of the little compressed sun-dried leaf tablets containing no pesticides, fungicides, growth regulators, or synthetic hormones.  If you have a stuffy nose, headache, allergies, pain and stiff joints, ulcers, or stomach ailments give alfalfa a try.  Great to give to your kiddos when they have a stuffy nose.  If your nursing, alfalfa is known to boost your milk supply another added bonus!

A friend of mine used to get migraines, and now just takes alfalfa when she feels one coming on- and has not had to take her migraine medicine (note-she also Shakleeized her house and switched to non toxic cleaners!)  I got a lot of headaches after having May.  Now if I feel a headache coming on, I take alfalfa and sure enough it goes away! Such a better alternative than the Tylenol/Ibprophen I was having to take!  Also has helped with my allergies, stuff nose, and stomach.

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Please email me-katie.odom09@gmail.com  if you are interested in how Shaklee products can help with PMS, pregnancy, fertility and more!

10% off Products!

12 Days of Shaklee Christmas

All proceeds donated towards Samaritans Purse

Day 1-Defend against winter

Day 2-Stress relief, b-complex/energy, and sleep

Day 3- Vitalizer

Day 4- Losing Baby Weight

Day 5– Childrens Vitamins

Day 6– Athletes/ Hydrating Drinks

Day 7- Basic G and Basic H wipes

Day 8-Immune System Support

Day 9-Laundry

Laundry Time….9th Day of Shaklee Christmas-

laundry-mini-kitKeep those clothes looking bright like winter whites! Use some Shaklee Nature Bright Laundry Booster; it keeps your whites white and colors brighter! Add it to our Fresh Laundry Powder Concentrate which is gentle on the you skin, the planet AND your wallet- it washes 40% more loads than the same amount of Ultra Tide powder detergent! Wowza! Throw in some Shaklee Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets that are biodegradable and  viola, your laundry is complete.

Your skin is your largest organ, and everything you put on it gets absorbed into your skin.  Switching laundry detergent can help greatly with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies, asthma, and protect your precious babies skin!  Did you know your laundry detergent can be traced in the blood stream?

Shaklee’s Laundry detergent….

SAFE
✔ Hypoallergenic
✔ Nontoxic
✔ Safe for use on all washable fabrics
✔ No chlorine bleach

GREEN
✔ Sustainable ingredients from natural
sources— derived from coconut
✔ Biodegradable surfactants
✔ No phosphates or nitrates
✔ Fragrance-free option
✔ No dyes
✔ Recyclable packaging
✔ Safe for septic systems and graywater

POWERFUL
✔ Superconcentrated —32 ounces cleans
32 loads—the same amount as a
50 fluid ounce bottle of Tide® Regular
High Efficiency Liquid Detergent*

Natures Bright!  Great alternative to Oxy Clean!!!  Perfect for babies (and adults too)!

Babies. Grass. Mashed potatoes and
gravy. Some really nice things can cause
some really nasty stains. Some really
nice things can also get them out. Natural
enzymes and active oxygen re-brighten
laundry, de-stain upholstery, and way
more. No smelly bleach. Nice.

Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and
Stain Remover is more effective than Oxi
Clean® Stain Remover Free as a prespot
and presoak laundry stain remover, and
40% better than Biokleen® Oxygen
Bleach Plus as a laundry booster.*

Buy Shaklee’s laundry detergent and Natures Bright (stain remover) get Dryer Sheets Free

All Laundry Kits also 10% off for 3 more days!

All proceeds donated toward Samaritans Purse

12 Days of Shaklee Christmas

Day 1-Defend against winter

Day 2-Stress relief, b-complex/energy, and sleep

Day 3- Vitalizer

Day 4- Losing Baby Weight

Day 5– Childrens Vitamins

Day 6– Athletes/ Hydrating Drinks

Day 7- Immune System Support

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Immune System Support…8th Day

8th Day of Shaklee Christmas

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Sustained Release Vita-C:

Your body is capable of many things, but it can’t make or store vitamin C. Shaklee Sustained Release Vita-C 500 mg offers sustained-release protection hour after hour, using a proprietary sustained release system.  It’s equivalent to eating 1.5 oranges every hour for 5 hours!

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Nutriferon:

NutriFeron was developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan.  Contains an exclusive, proprietary blend of natural plant extracts from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds, which has been clinically proven to support and stimulate the natural immune response process at the cellular level.

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And as a last resort, when you start to feel a tickle n your throat try

Defend and resist….

Echinacea purpurea to stimulate the body’s natural resistance,* black elderberry to help maintain a healthy immune response,* and larch tree to enhance immune support*

I have noticed these products have helped a lot in my immune system/not getting sick!

Buy ANY of these get $5 off

All proceeds donated toward Samaritans Purse

Days of Christmas

Day 1-Defend against winter

Day 2-Stress relief, b-complex/energy, and sleep

Day 3- Vitalizer

Day 4- Losing Baby Weight

Day 5– Childrens Vitamins

Day 6– Athletes/ Hydrating Drinks