Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ho-Ho-Holidays! 5 reasons to shop direct sales and 5 Ideas for Holiday Shopping

I am switching up the purpose of this blog… It's not just to talk about my personal life.. I'm switching gears because I've made an amazing discovery as a entrepreneur and new business woman. I have joined ARBONNE, and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. I'm not going too into depth on this post but definitely will soon.
Here's what this is about

Why I'm COMMITTING to shop DIRECT sales for ALL my Holiday shopping this year and why I think you should consider it also.

I am a daughter of God first, then a wife to a wonderful husband and Mommy to 3 amazing boys, lastly I am a entrepreneur working to make extra income. I have found a business that does not take away from any of my time with any of my top life priorities but pays MORE than a job that takes my time away from them. I have thoughtfully made a commitment to tie myself to a wonderful company, and every other person who participates in network marketing companies has done the same.

1. When you support direct sales you support local entrepreneurs who BELIEVE in what they are selling,  not paying a celebrity to market some product that they may not ever use.

2. Get all your shopping done before the holidays hit, have it shipped directly to your home and AVOID Holiday mall crowds

3. Gain friendships through men and women who love what they do.

4.  There is something for EVERYONE, I am including a list of a few of my favorites.

5. Join a team of people working towards living out their passions and dreams and make some extra holiday cash!

My favorite companies

1.  ARBONNE- I obviously favor this one because I JOINED it!  I LOVE Arbonne because of its PURE, SAFE and BENEFICIAL products. They have been around for 34 years of Swiss Heritage which is great because it means they aren't going anywhere and they adhere to european standards of products, if you aren't aware of why this is the best research it or ask me, it's a beautiful thing. They are VEGAN certified, and CRUELTY free (NEVER tested on animals and uses NO animal byproducts), they are BOTANICALLY based with no added chemicals, fragrances or toxins and are all paraben free and created with the latest cutting edge science. Their nutrition line has changed my life as has their RE9 Anti-aging skincare line. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and whatever we put on it is absorbed into our bloodstream in 26 seconds, PLEASE be aware of what you are putting on your skin. I have SO much love for this company so contact me if you want more info @

2. Chloe and Isabel -
Chloe and Isabel is all about empowering women and giving them a chance to start their own business and to fly as high as you want to go!  Chloe and Isabel have a philosophy, the friendship philosophy.  It's all about the idea of two friends (Chloe and Isabel) and how although they might have two completely different styles there are still those classic pieces which both girls can wear and love.  There is literally something for everyone which is so great.   Our pieces are both trendy and fun as well as classic and beautiful.   If you are looking for timeless jewelry then Chloe and Isabel is the place to look.  All our jewelry is lifetime guarantee as well as nickel-free and hypoallergenic.  Whether it is a little something for yourself or for a friend or family member, I am confident you will fall in love with our one of a kind jewelry!
Please contact my friend Tracy and visit her website to support her business!

3. Essential Oils
Essential oils come from the seeds, bark, stems, roots, 
flowers, and other parts of plants. These oils can help us in many ways, from 
making over our medicine cabinets, to giving us an at home spa experience. DoTERRA essential oils are certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) oils with many benefits. Please contact Brittany Daigle at her website is and or

4. Jamberry
Imagine having cute stylish patterned nails that last more than just a couple of 
days. It's possible! Jamberry Nail wraps provide just that. There are over 300
non toxic, vegan vinyl nail wraps to choose from.
Come visit me, I would love to help you find your own personal style!
~Michelle Ferguson

Jamberry Independent Consultant #551036

5. Origami Owl
What's your story? With Origami Owl you can tell it through  beautiful and uniquely designed jewelry. There are endless possibilities that suit any of your holiday shopping needs. You get to personally designed living lockets for the special lady on your list!

I believe in all of these products and am confident that you will love them as much as I do! Please contact me if you have any questions! 

Thank you, much love and happy holiday shopping! 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Makes all things new..

I am continuously amazed at the God that I follow. I am now a busy Mom os 3 amazing little boys, and at the doctor today I was talking to a fellow Mommy about how becoming a Mom makes you feel like a different person. I have to admit it lead me through this thought process of who Christ is and what he has done for us.
It's been so long since I've written and there is a reason. It's because God has been AT WORK.. let me tell you, he's been doing some pretty AMAZING things that only he can do. I cannot claim to be in charge of or even have the ideas of the things that he's done. God has fulfilled a promise to me that he promises to everyone. As most of you know my situation my eldest son and split custody. At first people cringe when I tell them that and I probably would have as well not a long time ago. But Christ has made things new. Like the bible teaches us in 2 Corinthians 5:17. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, and the new is here!" God has made things new. He has reconciled relationships that were seemingly so far broken that they were beyond repair. He has broken down walls of hurt on both sides and infiltrated them with grace and forgiveness. He has brought light to a dark situation, and that light is so bright it's hard to even remember the darkness. That is the God that we worship. That is the God that I live my life for. One who makes us new. He promised that he would, he called to me and said "Laura, give this to me.. I will carry you… Give me your burdens and I will make things new"… let me tell you that as soon as I surrendered pride, bitterness, anger, all these feelings were very real and sometimes they were justified, sometimes they were not. But both sides of this custody scenario (I will no longer call it a battle) have had the same emotions and dealt with the same feelings and God has redeemed us all. for ALL have fallen short of the glory of God. Every single day every one of us does something that disappoints God, we make choices every second for the good of God or not. We all fail, that's what makes the cross so sweet. That Jesus died so that we may be reconciled back to God. That is exactly what he has done in our lives and it is so beautiful. It's so powerful it moves me because I cannot take credit, I can only give credit where credit it due. I am amazed.
I bet you are wondering how God has reconciled the relationships between Jacobs biological Dad and myself? It has been through conversations… slowly asking how ones day is, showing care, laying down pride, admitting wrong doings, asking for forgiveness… giving forgiveness. PRAYER, loving Jacob more than being bitter at the other person, seeking God in all things and trusting in God's plan, taking joy when there is a joyous occasion, showing gratitude, celebrating victories instead of competing for attention. It is all straight from God, and I am thankful that he has used me to create a ministry to others in my same scenario.
I am a new creation. I am not who I was and my past has no right to define my future. I want it to be known that I am going to take down all my old blog posts.. not because my feelings weren't real, because they absolutely were and writing was my way of expressing how I felt, but it is not constructive to keep them up here. I know my story and most importantly it's become God's story to be used for His kingdom, but I want to focus on the positive.
This blog will be dedicated to my life journey as a Mom of 3 boys and as a wife of a hard working man who dedicates his life to taking care of this family. I want to write about my perspective as a Mom and how because I've gotten a bit older and forgot my glasses downstairs I can hardly see the letters on this screen because they are all blurred together. Life is real, and I'm a person who is real and honest. This blog will be about my thoughts. It's not for anyone but me and I want to be able to look back on this and see my journey as a Mommy. I love what Christ has done for me in my life and I want this to be a ministry. I believe God can do amazing things and I hope whoever reads this can see Christ at work.
I am thankful for a God of reconciliation and who makes all things new, because I sure needed it.

Love, L