There are moments that stick with you. Forever etched in the walls of our mind. The day we got the call that my nephew had gone to be with Jesus, is a day I will never forget.

And the monarch butterfly has been a sign from God since his passing. A glimpse of His love!

We were recently away on a mini vacation, and I was able to capture a few photos of this beautiful monarch, and as always, it made me think of my dear nephew. Forever in our hearts, Adrian James ❤


How many of you like flowers or gardening? I raise my hand 🙂

My flowers make me happy!! The bright colors, the way they brighten the landscape. I like a garden too, but for whatever reason, the weeds seem to take over 🙂 I do not have a big garden, but right now we are enjoying the redbeets! Yum!

So I mentioned the weeds taking over. Does anyone else have this problem? 🙂 You have to work hard at pulling, tilling, etc. to keep that weed growth to a minimum.

I want to share an analogy with you 🙂 How many of us take care of our health like we do our gardens?  Do we feed our body good things? I am on a journey, still learning so much! And I don’t always make the best choices. It is a process 🙂

One thing I have learned, is that probiotics are essential. Because of the standard American diet, processed food, chemicals, antibiotics, etc., our gut needs help getting rid of the bad bacteria, and replacing it with the good.

Did you know that the inability to lose weight is closely tied to yeast/fungus overgrowth? Have you heard the term Leaky gut? I’m sure you have. And that is mainly cause from a yeast overgrowth.

I may be a bit biased, but the probiotic we have been using stands above the rest 🙂 The reason I say that is because it contains 3 specific enzymes that sets it apart. Chitosanase, Cellulase, & Protease.

The hard outer shell of the bad fungus that is doing the damage to our gut, is comprised of Chitin, Cellulose, and protein. These 3 enzymes break through that outer shell to get rid of the bad fungus.

Dr. Mark Hyman says, “The health of the bugs in your gut is one of the biggest things that impacts your health.”

Look it up for yourself! Google gut health, and see what pops up!! As an example, if you get migraines, google gut gealth and migraines.

When I do that, things like allergies, depression, mood, inflammation, etc., poo up. Did you know our gut affects our brain health?! Which is some of the reason we have seen a difference in our son’s grades and in other areas. I have several friends whose children with ADHD have seen changes by using a good probiotic! It excites me!!! 🙂

I want to share a testimony here !

From Chandra! 60 day update: 20 1/4 inches off and 9 pounds. I have more energy, motivation, better thought process, off of my ADHD meds, hormone replacement meds, acid reflux meds, allergy meds, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, pain pills, anti inflammatory meds, arthritis meds and over the counter different pills. I was off of my savella for my fibromyalgia for 30 days but I had to go back on . I have 2 vertebra right above my tail bone that have degenerative disk disease and the 2 disks are completely dried up. My dr said my back is that of an 80 year old and I will be 50 in September. I helped move my mom a month ago and have struggled with the pain and not being able to move too much since then. I started the nerve support, cream and pills 2 weeks ago loading up, so I had to start back on the savella to be able to function and take the edge off from the pain. I am very happy with my results and I have complete faith that with more time on the plexus products that my back with have relief and I will be up moving around. I have to say I feel so good and I over did it, I pushed my back past its limits. I am so thankful that these supplements came along when it did. My Chiropractor, which I have the deepest respect for, said, ” Whatever you do, do not go off of these natural supplements, you have come so far in a short amount of time and those products will only improve the healing process with the great nutrition that I am putting in my body.

So exciting!

I think sometimes we look at someone who is, for example, a habitual smoker, and we say how harmful that is, and what they are doing to their body, but overlook that soda or coffee habit, or overeating, when that is very harmful too!

I just listened to another Dr. who said that a typical 8 oz. soda will have about 39 tsp. of sugar!! I used to drink Mt. Dew almost every day, without giving it much thought 😦 I am grateful for the things I am learning now, and love to share with others!!

Take care of your health now! It can make such a difference 🙂 Thanks for reading!! And as always, I love to hear your thoughts 🙂 May God bless you today!!!

A Giveaway…

In honor of Spring, and all things blooming, I’ve decided to do a giveaway. I just ordered these cards from Artifact Uprising, and I love the quality of them! Most of the photos on the cards were taken from my flowerbeds or around the farm.2016-04-28 17.23.46You will receive a pack of 10 cards, along with envelopes. The cards are blank inside, so you can use them for a variety of occasions.2016-04-28 17.23.07Cards are smaller in size than they look here 🙂

To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment saying what you love most about Spring, along with your email address. It’s that easy 🙂

A name will be chosen on Monday, May 2, and the winner will be announced. Happy Entering 🙂

Finding Joy..

… in the mundane. Something that can be hard to do. I think we all have our times when life just feels dull. Another load of wash, another meal to prepare, cleaning a home that stays clean for about 5 min. if you are lucky 🙂 For me, when I take the time to pull out my camera and get some photos of the everyday, I look through them and smile. Because it’s life, wonderful life! In the boring, in the busy, in the pull your hair out days :).

Some of my everyday…

au 002Boys and dirt… au 003 au 004Beans and more beans. Kirsten was such a good helper with snipping ends off!au 005 au 006 au 007 au 048I love everything about this photo. My 2 youngest, just being together. (It’s not always like this, folks ;)).au 034And how often do your parents give you permission to break into the safe? 😉 I guess when the keys are sadly lost. These 2 look like little thieves 😉au 035 au 036Tunnel of straw the boys made. They had fun with this for a few 037Flowersau 044Peaches.. I was ready to be done 🙂 I know there are those that do more than I did, but I can’t say I enjoy canning and freezing. Although there is a sense of satisfaction seeing all your hard work! And it tastes good in the winter!!au 049 au 050 au 051 au 059 au 060au 065 au 066Just a butterfly, but so beautiful!

I encourage you to get your camera or phone out, and take photos of your days, normal or crazy 🙂 I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you did!

More summertime play

girls jennamisc. may & june 055 misc. may & june 056_edited-1I just love this one of Jenna. It shows her adventurous side 🙂misc. may & june 087_edited-1 misc. may & june 088_edited-1 misc. may & june 090_edited-1 misc. may & june 091_edited-1One afternoon we had alot of rain in a short amount of time. The creek was so swollen, so the boys cooled off.misc. may & june 086_edited-1I took this on my way to the grocery store. I’m not sure how much rain we had, but it was quite a bit.misc. may & june 031_edited-1Enjoying a gator ridemisc. may & june 058_edited-1And I couldn’t resist taking a pic of this beautiful wildflower.

Hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend!!


I am just loving my flowers right now! 🙂may 2014 019 may 2014 020 may 2014 050 may 2014 051I go to buy flowers with a list, and I don’t know why I even bother. Once I’m there, I throw caution to the wind 🙂 My theory is, I can find a spot somewhere for them 🙂

Hope you are having a Happy Monday! ~ Jolene