Before I share my 2019 goals, I wanted to take a few moments to share with you all the resolutions I made for 2018 and whether or not I accomplished what I set out.
I’m continuing the Celebrating Phenomenal Women series with Hope Zvara! I am honored to introduce you all to this phenomenal woman!
Hope is creator of the HOPE Process (Helping Other Purposefully Excel). She does so by inspiring others with what she calls her “yoga tool box”. On and off the mat you will find her teaching, inspiring, and breaking down lifestyle changes and making them adaptable for everyone. Over the past 17 years, Hope has opened a yoga studio (Copper Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio), ran teacher training’s and now taken her yoga tool box, life experiences and inspiration off the mat to listeners world wide.
I love the idea of gardening and I’ve spent plenty of hours on Pinterest dreaming of the day I can follow in my grandmother’s footsteps and try out my green thumb. This year, I’m not letting my current living situation hinder my dreams. I took on my in-law’s yard to create a beautiful flower garden! And planted a few herbs…oh! and my first vegetable. Take a look…
It’s been two weeks since the video went up and everything is going amazing so far! The flowers are huge and vibrant as ever, my mint and lettuce have grown so much. As for my cabbage, I’m super proud of making sure it doesn’t die, but I have a little critter eating the leaves for breakfast! I’ll share some photos when I can.
I found the holy grail!
The ultimate product for everyone…particularly mothers and clumsy individuals.
I was given some Puracy products to review – I’ve heard about them through my “crunchy” friends, as Puracy is a natural, plant-based company for environmentally safe home products.
I didn’t expect to fall in love with the stain remover, because let’s be honest, I had given up on removing stains. I’ve ruined so many white clothes, I’ve stopped wearing the color altogether. Baby blowouts? I just threw the onesies away.
When I saw the claims about Puracy’s stain remover, I laughed in disbelief and figured I could have some fun with seeing if the praise was worth it.
I took a white shirt I never wore, covered it in various fridge items. It was really fun. I followed the directions, sprayed the remover, and threw it in the wash.
It came out like this:
All the stains came out except for the lipstick. Go figure, right? I had really wiped a lot of lipstick on the shirt and I didn’t exactly follow the directions because tough stains, you are supposed to scrub and let sit overnight.
I listened to the directions and tried again, hoping I didn’t ruin my last white shirt. I also took my father-in-law’s white shirt…the shirt that’s filled with little food stains from months ago. I wanted to test the limits of the stain remover.
I soaked both shirts overnight, washed, and dried them. My mother-in-law and I were practically screaming when we saw the pristine white shirts. Both shirts! This must be a trick right? Or I took photos of the other side of the shirt and am lying?
I am not lying. I called my mom and sister-in-law to share the amazing news and I’m just ecstatic to finally be able to wear white again. I’ll sing the praises of the Puracy stain remover until the day I die. And I promise, I’m not just saying all of this because they gave me the products to review, this is my honest opinion and I’d never endorse a product I would buy for myself or suggest to my family.
You can try out the goodness of this stain remover & get 15% off if you use my code sali18.
And if you have any personal stain remover suggestions, let me know. I was thinking about doing a stain remover showdown!
Summer is my 2nd favorite season, but it would by my #1 if it was always around 75 degrees, sunny, not humid, and zero bugs.
Which is why I need these products to make the summer bearable.
1| A good pair of sunnies. I’m currently on the lookout for a new pair, preferably a prescription set.
2| Pair of comfortable sandals (I got these from Woman Within because my feet are too big for regular store sandals).
3| A good bug spray. My go-to is Puracy. I try to avoid the ones with a bunch of chemicals and the last organic one I brought seemed to have attracted MORE bugs. You can find the bug spray here (and get 15% off if you use the code “sali18”).
4| Sunscreen. There are many choices that are pretty unhealthy for your skin. My favorite is Badger, but it’s a little pricey so on a budget I like sticking with the Equate (Walmart).
5| A large beach towel. My grandpa had this huge blue towel I loved to use when I went to visit. After he passed in March, I became the owner of that towel and I’m so excited to take it to the pool. It’s so big and fluffy.
7| Gardening tools. I just recently started gardening & my son got his own plastic tools so he can assist me.
8| Water shoes for my son. Going to the pool is fun but they have a no street shoe policy and if my feet burn on the cement, I want to protect his little feet too.
What are your must have summer items?