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The $5 Golden Savings Rule Challenge- I challenge you!

ayla whitehead

Ok, so I have to tell you a secret I learned from a couple at one of the farmers markets I attend. This couple always comes and pays in cash. One of the times they came I was out of $10’s in my change box and asked them if it was alright if I gave them back their change in $5’s. The wife was very excited and said, “Yes! We are always happy to see $5’s”. I was very confused and asked them what the significance of a $5 was. What she said was a game changer.

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Different Types of "Handmade" Soap- know BEFORE you buy!

ayla whitehead

We all have seen those beautifully packaged bars of soap at the markets and online. We have even purchased a beautiful bar and been very disappointed in the way it left our skin! Hand-made soap is supposed to be skin-loving, rich, creamy, and super moisturizing. This post explains WHY some “handmade” bars are amazing and some “handmade” bars are just not. Before you waste your money ASK THESE QUESTIONS!

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The true secret to making your marriage last.

ayla whitehead

Marriage. It is not 50-50. It is 100-100. Here is the story of a marriage, our marriage, that was destined for disaster from day 1 and how we are still going strong well over a decade later. Both of our parents were against us dating, no one thought we should get married at 18, everyone prayed for us to “grow up” after having a baby at 19, and neither one of us got what we wanted out of life and blamed the other person. To say it was an uphill battle is an understatement. This marriage should have died years ago, BUT, we learned a trick that fixed everything, changed the minds of everyone, and proved to the world it doesn’t matter how hard or fast you are hit with unfortunate events life throws at you- you CAN make it through anything.

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The beauty of vinegar

ayla whitehead

Vinegar is a beautiful thing! It is cheap, it is natural, it has some kick-but cleaning capabilities, and it is easy enough to work with that any adult can figure out how to use this stuff for green cleaning. Check this out for awesome ideas for vinegar infusions, green cleaning recipes, and so much more!

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What every working person truly needs to hear

ayla whitehead

Do you know why we wear uniforms to work? Its not just to all look the same or be easily recognized.  They are used to hold the weight of the day.  You store each difficult person, difficult task, heart breaking story you heard, or any other negativeness you experienced in the day inside the very fabric.  When you take it off you aren't taking off just clothing, you are taking off the negativity and physically removing the weight of the day. You will throw that tainted fabric in a sea of water and drown all of the bad, wash it all away, then dry the twisted, mangled, soaked, and tired fabric back into the form it once stood in, so the next time you put it on it can once again hold the weight of the day.  

Now my uniforms have been scrubs, suits, blue jeans, and even yoga pants and a sweatshirt covered in spit up with no bra....the uniform changes, the point of it does not.

I am asking you to use your uniform to it's full potential to ensure that you breathe a little easier, go a little farther, and stay strong enough so that you do not to crumble at the stones life throws at you each day.  Store the hard times you had in it's fabric, wash them all away, start completely fresh and weightless the next day when you put on that tool, that uniform (no matter what type it is), once again.