Would You Spend $5 for a Healthier You?

Need some extra help to get out of the habit of putting yourself on the bottom of your to-do list? Believe me. I get it. Prioritizing your health in the day-to-day busyness of life can be really difficult.

But it doesn’t have to be!

If you’re looking for some help with prioritizing your health so you can live a happier, healthier, more joy-filled life, I highly recommend checking out Crystal Paine’s new course, 15 Days to a Healthier You.  If you know me, you know I am a big fan of Crystal and her blog, Money Saving Mom. I bought several of her books and products and I went through the original version of this course at the beginning of the year. The course was amazing and made a huge difference for me and that is why I am sharing this course with you even though the focus of Simple Catholic Living isn’t heath. (Athough, being Catholic does, and should, affect all aspects of our lives, so it is technically related. LOL!)

Crystal Paine Products

In this course, Crystal shares all of her proven strategies that have helped her rebuild her own health! After making some life-altering changes in her self-care regimen, Crystal found herself recharged and refueled in a way she never thought possible.

And because these changes made such an enormous impact on her personal life, she decided to compile all of her tips and strategies into a full-length 15-day course to help those of us who want to overhaul our health and grab ahold of that vibrant, healthy life we’re all dreaming of.

When you purchase this 15-day course, you’ll get immediate access to …

  • 15 daily videos lessons — one for each day of the course.
  • Daily projects to help you on your own journey to live a healthier life.
  • Some of her favorite recommended resources (links, books, podcasts) to go along with each day’s lesson.
  • A PDF workbook including the entire course lessons that you can download and print.
  • Access to the 15 Days to a Healthier You Facebook group!
  • BONUS access to the original 15 Days to a Healthier You video series!

Get the help you need to live a stronger, healthier, more joy-filled life today by signing up for 15 Days to a Healthier You today! And guess what?

To kick off the launch of the program, FOR TODAY ONLY (Wednesday, November 8)  Crystal is offering the program for only $5 (that’s $0.33 per day!). Tomorrow (Thursday, November 9) the price goes up to $10 (that’s $0.67 per day). Finally, on Friday, November 10, the price goes to it’s regular price, $15. That’s only $1.00 a day which is still a great deal but why pay full price when you can pay only $5 buck? Personally, I loved the original version of the course and I am purchasing this version as well!

Sign up here —> https://products.crystalpaine.com/15dhy/ref/120/?campaign=HealthierYou

Here’s to your health!

Do You Want a Healthier You in 2017?

(I am interrupting my Christmas break to give you some news from one of my favorite bloggers, Money Saving Mom. 🙂 )

15 Days to a healthier You

One of the biggest resolutions people make each year is to lose weight. I’ve made that a goal of mine many a year! But what if you could do it differently? What if you could focus on the “whole you” and not just the diet and exercise bit of getting healthy?

Well, Crystal Paine is on a mission to do just that. She has created a course aptly named, 15 Days to a Healthier You. In this course, Crystal will take a holistic approach and help you make realistic goals, make health a priority, and boost your energy.

In this 15 day course you will get a daily 15 minute live video with Crystal (will be recorded), daily lessons and projects, access to a private Facebook group, accountability and more! It is a great opportunity to get the new year off to a great start.

And guess what? Your investment is only $15. That is a dollar a day. Not bad, huh?! I suggest you go sign up now because sign ups CLOSE on January 3. Then, access to Facebook group opens January 6th and the program starts January 9th.

For more information go here.

Make Over Your Mornings One-Day Sale!

Like I mentioned yesterday, today Crystal is holding a one-day only sale of her course, Make Over Your Mornings (aff). I am really excited about this because you can get the 14-day course for just $10!

This includes all the videos, work book, cheat sheets, access to a private Facebook page and more. I can promise you that the course is well worth the $10 investment. In fact, it is worth much, much more.

I don’t push or promote products aggressively, including my own, but I am pushing Make Over Your Mornings (aff) because it one product that has made such a huge difference in my life and I am confident that it will make a huge difference in yours!

Therefore, I encourage you to take a peek at the first day of course, and if you think it may be for you, sign up. You will not regret it.

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Aff stands for affiliate link, which means that when someone purchases the course through my link, I get a small commission, at NO extra cost to you. However, that is NOT why I am promoting this course. I am only promoting this course because I have benefited greatly from this course and I know that you can too.

Free Download and a Heads Up

If you have read my review of the Make over Your Mornings course, you know that I am a big fan. It has completely changed the way I approach my mornings – and evening.

Well, if you have been thinking about taking the course but just not sure if it is right for you, I have some good news. Crystal has decided to make the first day of the course (aff) free of charge. This will give you a chance to preview the course and see exactly what each day will look like.

Not only that, but tomorrow, there will be a special, one day only, sale. I will give out the details as soon as they become available. 🙂

Product Review: Make Over Your Mornings by Crystal Paine

From the Make over your Mornings Website:

“Do you wish you could find time to refuel your tank, improve your health, invest more into your family, or even just to slow down and breathe? You don’t have to keep living life feeling constantly behind, overworked, and overwhelmed!”

My Comments

I have been following Crystal Paine since ‘way back when’ she was writing her “mommy blog.” I followed her to Money Saving Mom and have been hooked ever since. I love her authentic, honest voice, and her practical tips for living a frugal, intentional life.

Couple that with my desire to wake up earlier and overhaul my morning routine, there was no way I was  NOT going to get my hands on Crystal’s new program, Make Over Your Mornings. And truly, it was one of the best investments in a product I have ever made.

I’ve gone through the program once and I am going through the program again so that I can solidify my new routine and develop stronger, longer-lasting habits.

Here are five specific reasons I love this program:

1. It is not a “one size fits all” Program.

Crystal doesn’t tell you what you have to do, and/or when you have to do it. You certainly do not have to get up at 5am (unless you want to!) in order to follow this program. What she does is give you concepts, ideas, and suggestions that you can tailor to your own needs and state in life. Crystal is all about helping her readers/customers to live with intention, and that is what this program does. It offers guidelines and a pathway to living the life you want to live for yourself.

2. It is not about perfection.

No one is perfect and no, including Crystal, follows her routine perfectly all the time. The program is about developing habits that will carry you, support you, and set you up for success in living a life of intention and purpose. But if it takes you 10, 100, or 1,000 starts and stops before getting it “right,” that’s okay! Once you purchase the program, you have permanent access to the program for as long as it exists. Thus, if you want to re-do the program over and over again, you can. If you want to concentrate on one particular day for a week or month, or even a year, you can do that too.

3. You do not have to do it alone.

One of the most important concepts of the program is getting an accountability partner. To help with that, Crystal provides a lot of extra support. Purchasers of the program gain access to a private Facebook group, a public Facebook group, and a weekly newsletter.

Having gone through the program already, I can attest that the people in the private FB group are very supportive and non-judgemental. Several people have even used the group to find their own accountability partners.

4. It is affordable.

I was fortunate that I was able to get in on the pricing deals during the launch period. Still, at $17.00 the program is still a steal. You get 14 high-quality videos, a printable workbook, printable worksheets, daily “homework” or “projects,”  and if you have time, there are other resources and links. You even get a little peek into Crystal’s own life and routine.********

5. It doesn’t take up a lot of time.

Seriously. The Make Over Your Mornings promotional materials state that you can “transform your mornings – in 15 minutes a day!” and it is spot on. It literally took me 15 minutes a day – and sometimes less – to listen to each video, read the work book, and do the daily assignments.

And, although I still have a long way to go, these 15 minutes a had have already helped me make great strides in improving my mornings, and my whole day. By the end of the 14 days I felt less stress, have been more intentional and productive during my days, and have become more laser focused on those things that are most important to me.

My One Critique

(If you can call it that.) In order to get to the printable worksheets for the daily activities, you have to go to go look for them in the back of the work book. If you print out the work book, then it is no big deal. However, it would be nice if each applicable worksheet was available directly on that day’s page. (For example: It would be great if there was a link to day two’s printable directly on the day two page under video so we don’t have to go back to the workbook to get the worksheet. Does that make sense?!)

But, this is nitpicking, and has nothing to do with the quality of the course. I only mention it as a suggestion. 🙂

Anyhow, it probably goes without saying, but I give Make Over Your Mornings five (5) stars, and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stop running around in circles and start living with intention and purpose.

********Good news: from Monday, August 8, 2016 – Monday, August 15, 2016 (one week only) Crystal is putting the Make Over Your Mornings course on sale for only $10 (regularly $17). Also, in case you missed it, Crystal has created a Make Over Your Evenings course and it is also on sale for $10 (regularly $17). However, if you choose to buy both programs, you will pay $10 for the first program and only $7 for the second program – that’s the equivalent of two programs for the price of one. (This is the last time either program will be on sale until 2017 so if you are thinking of purchasing either program [or both] now would be the time.)

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P.S. This review was not solicited in any way. I wrote this review on my own, and all thoughts expressed are my own. This is not a paid review, but the post does contain affiliate links. This means that for each purchase made through these links (at NO extra cost to you) I get a small cut of the proceeds. Please see my disclosure policy for more details.

Keeping Kids Safe on Youtube

Hat tip to Money Saving Mom for pointing me to this post by Jenae! As soon as I discovered this tip I knew I had to share it with you, especially for those who allow their children to watch YouTube videos.

kidssafe

I use YouTube videos several times a week during Andrew’s homeschooling, and it can be such a burden. I am constantly having to be  so diligent that he won’t see something inappropriate in the ads, suggested videos, etc. It is time-consuming, and sometimes I am not always successful in blocking everything.

So, what is this recommended resource? It is called “Viewpure.” I have used the site a few times already in the last couple of days, and I am very, very happy with the results! That’s not to say that I’m not cautious anymore, because I am, but Viewpure make the job just a little bit easier.

By the way, do you have any tips or ideas for keeping kids safe on YouTube or online in general? Do share in the comments!

Weekly Goals

Set GoalsMarriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Send Michael a “love text” at least once this week.

2. Spend at least 30 minutes a day just having fun with Andrew.

3. Clean out my dresser drawers.

Personal Goals

4. Get up at 6am  at least five days this week.

5. Spend at least 15 minutes a day reading the bible and praying the rosary daily.

6. Exercise at least 15 minutes a day, 5 times this week.

Educational/Blogging/Business Goals

7. Go to Georgian Court to get my books. (The break went too fast! Classes start next Monday.)

8. Blog at least twice this week.

9. Continue working on the grammar website (grammarplace.com).

10. Go through some paperwork and old notebooks and sort/get rid of as much as possible.

Now it’s your turn. Share what you have going on this week in the comments, or join us over at Money Saving Mom with your own goals.

Weekly Goals

Set GoalsI did pretty well this week, although most of it was done with a heavy heart because of the sad news we received. A lot of people attended the memorial service and almost just as many went to my brother-in-law’s for the meal afterwards. It is going to be a difficult Christmas, well, it will be a difficult time for the family for a while, so continued prayers would be much appreciated.

Marriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Send Michael a “love text” twice this week.

2. Create Christmas shopping list and Christmas card list. (I also got my cards done and ready to be mailed today, and I actually started some shopping.)

3. Spend at least 10 minutes reading with Andrew.

4. Clean out Andrew’s room and get rid of some junk!

Personal Goals

5. Get up at 6:00 am. (Didn’t do so well here, but I was up by 7 most days).

6. Spend at least 15 minutes reading the bible and praying Advent devotionals every morning.

7. Exercise at least 15 minutes, 5 times this week. (Ashamed to say that apart from walking Nugget, I didn’t do any exercising this week.)

Educational Goals

8. Finish Anglo-Saxon final paper and submit. The semester is over, woot!

Blogging/Writing Goals

9. Write and post book review of 20 Short Ones.

10. Continue working on the other website I am creating.

Here are my plans for this week:

Marriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Send Michael a “love text” twice this week.

2. Spend at least 10 minutes reading with Andrew.

3. Clean out Andrew’s room and get rid of some junk!

4. Take Andrew to last play practice. (He is one of the three kings in our church’s Christmas Pagent.)

Personal Goals

5. Get up at 6:00 am.

6. Spend at least 15 minutes reading the bible and praying Advent devotionals every morning.

7. Exercise at least 15 minutes, 5 times this week.

Blogging/Writing Goals

8. Write and post book review of 20 Short Ones.

9. Start reading A Most Inconvenient Marriage for review.

10. Continue working on the other website I am creating.

Now it’s your turn. Share what you have going on this week in the comments, or join us over at Money Saving Mom with your own goals.

Weekly Goals

Set GoalsHappy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception! Our Lady is the patron of America under this title. May she pray for us and bring us to Our Lord! Now, here is how I did last week:

Marriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Send Michael a “love text” twice this week.

2. Create Christmas shopping list and Christmas card list. (Just didn’t get to it…)

3. Spend at least 10 minutes reading with Andrew.

Personal Goals

4. Get up at 6:00 am.

5. Spend at least 15 minutes reading the bible and prayer every morning.

6. Exercise at least 15 minutes, 5 times this week.

Educational Goals

7. Finish final draft of Senior Seminar I paper and submit.

8. Finish Anglo-Saxon final paper and submit. (Finished rough draft, final is due this Wednesday)

Blogging/Writing Goals

9. Write and post book review of A Love Undone. (Read the review here.)

10. Work on the other website I am creating.

This is my plans for this week:

Marriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Send Michael a “love text” twice this week.

2. Create Christmas shopping list and Christmas card list.

3. Spend at least 10 minutes reading with Andrew.

4. Clean out Andrew’s room and get rid of some junk!

Personal Goals

5. Get up at 6:00 am.

6. Spend at least 15 minutes reading the bible and praying Advent devotionals every morning.

7. Exercise at least 15 minutes, 5 times this week.

Educational Goals

8. Finish Anglo-Saxon final paper and submit.

Blogging/Writing Goals

9. Write and post book review of 20 Short Ones.

10. Continue working on the other website I am creating.

Now it’s your turn. Share what you have going on this week in the comments, or join us over at Money Saving Mom with your own goals.

Weekly Goals

Happy December. I can’t believe Christmas is only a few more weeks! anyhow, here is how I did last week:

Set Goals

Marriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Send Michael a “love text” twice this week.

2. Do some holiday baking with Andrew.

3. Take some time to just be “in the moment” to enjoy being together as a family – both on Thanksgiving but each day of the week, too.

Personal Goals

4. Get up at 6:00 am. (I let myself sleep in a few days!)

5. Spend at least 15 minutes reading the bible and prayer every morning.

6. Exercise at least 15 minutes, 5 times this week.

Educational Goals

7. Finish final draft of Senior Seminar I paper and submit. (almost done!)

8. Write rough draft of Anglo-Saxon final paper to bring to class workshop.

Blogging/Writing Goals

9. Write and post book review of An Amish Second Christmas. (Sweet book. Read the review here.)

10. Work on the other website I am creating. I can’t wait for this to launch! It is something very different from I’ve ever done before. :)

Here are my plans for this coming week:

Marriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Send Michael a “love text” twice this week.

2. Create Christmas shopping list and Christmas card list.

3. Spend at least 10 minutes reading with Andrew.

Personal Goals

4. Get up at 6:00 am.

5. Spend at least 15 minutes reading the bible and prayer every morning.

6. Exercise at least 15 minutes, 5 times this week.

Educational Goals

7. Finish final draft of Senior Seminar I paper and submit.

8. Finish Anglo-Saxon final paper and submit.

Blogging/Writing Goals

9. Write and post book review of A Love Undone

10. Work on the other website I am creating.

Now it’s your turn. Share what you have going on this week in the comments, or join us over at Money Saving Mom with your own goals.