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Some Summer “Must-Have’s” From Jane.com

Jane.com is one of my favorite stores to shop from.

Jane has great deals and great items.

I had to share some “summer must-have’s” as we approach our warm, sunny weather.

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

What are some of you summer “must-haves?”

This Summer Fun Mister is the perfect item for summer. The items come in different styles and colors.

And at the price of only, $12.99 shipped, you can’t afford not to own one!

This Desk Size Scratch Your Travels Map is the perfect motivator to keep traveling.

I love that as you scratch off the states, you can see the beautiful state flowers.

Currently, the price for this beautiful map is only $19.99 shipped!

Interactive Coloring Picture “Best Summer Ever!”

This cute poster is the perfect item to check off you summer bucket lists.

And at the price of only $12.99 shipped, you will love having this poster in your home!

Memorial Day Bella Tees are perfect for summer!

These cute patriotic tees come in a variety of colors and designs.

And at the price of only $19.99, you can’t pass these up!

Enjoy your upcoming summer!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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May “To-D0” List To Bring You Light & Peace/FREE PRINTABLE

There are times in my life that I pause and realize, I need to do more things that bring me and those around me, more light and peace.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I strongly believe that even in times of chaos, we can find light and peace in our lives.

I would love to have you check these items off the list with me.

If you want to replace some with items of your own, that’s great too!

I just wanted to push myself to take time to feel the light and peace that surrounds us, when we just simply, do those things that let the light in.

Enjoy the FREE PRINTABLE below.


Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes, Uncategorized

The Perfect St. Patty’s Day Treat that’s Gluten-free and delicious!

Have you ever tried homemade Oreos? They are the best!

Because I have celiacs disease I have a tasty gluten free recipe for Homemade Oreos that you’ll enjoy!

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

I love making these Oreos for holidays because you can be festive with the frosting in the middle.

Today would be perfect to do green frosting or instead of frosting to do mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Hopefully you get into the fun spirit of St. Patty’s day today.. and don’t forget to wear your green!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Such A Great Deal On These Beautiful Spring/Easter Dresses.

Easter time is a great time to enjoy buying a new and beautiful dress.

What’s even better than finding a beautiful dress at a great deal through Jane.com

These Easter Faux Wrap Maxi Dresses are only $32.99

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

These dresses come in a variety of colors and looks.

Which one will you choose?

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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What Makes You Happy?

Have you ever thought about this?

Like truly, thought deep to the core, about what really makes you happy?

Why am I bringing this up?

Well, for a few reasons.

Mainly, through observation of many adults, I find that we tend to get into “routines” of life and we forget to STOP and think about what truly makes us happy, and then act upon that.

For example, I love being a stay-at-home mom. I wouldn’t trade my chance to stay home with my kids for anything…however, I have learned that I still need hobbies in life.

And many of those hobbies have become a small side-income and I enjoy the business portion of my hobbies as well.

When I was a young girl I painted rocks, the tries to sell them. My mom was the only one that bought one… and yet, I was fine with that. Somehow I still felt accomplished.

I think this desire for creativity started for me as a young girl… and it’s never left.

It took me until after my 2nd child to realize that I love to “create.” Basically, any things artsy and right-brained is my favorite.

When I cut out that “creative thinking,” I feel like it cuts out on who I am as a person.

Sounds crazy, but it’s true.

SO I ask YOU, what makes you happy?

Maybe it’s a hobby, or traveling, or cooking or running or studying the scriptures…the list goes on.

But all I can say is don’t neglect those little things that bring you pure joy.

Because in those little moments of “joy,” life truly feels fulfilled.

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Newly Diagnosed With Celiacs Disease? 4 Important Steps to Help You….

It can be hard to step into a gluten free lifestyle, however, it shouldn’t be overwhelming.

Our works is understanding the gluten free lifestyle more so thankfully there’s more awareness.

After my own experience with being new to the gluten free world (back in 2008), I came up with 4 steps to help you:

  1. Share the News

Why share the news?

I have learned it’s important to be up front and honest about your gluten free lifestyle.

Be tactful and nice when you explain your gluten free guidelines. But let others know the importance of following gluten free food guidelines.

Gluten free living is more common now so there’s no need to feel like an “inconvenience” in any way.

It’s best just to let others know that you eat gluten free to stay safe and healthy.

2. Find Support Resources.

I am on multiple Gluten free Facebook groups.

I also follow a lot of gluten free accounts on Instagram and tik tok.

When you’re surrounded by helpful resources you don’t feel alone in the gluten free journey.

3. Download helpful gluten free apps

I currently have 2 apps on my phone that I use to help with my gluten-free lifestyle:

-Gluten free scanner: you scan food items snd it tells you if it’s gluten free or not.

-Find Me Gluten Free: it’s a resource mapping out gluten free restaurants and bakeries in your area. This is so helpful and nice.

4. Keep track of Gluten-free Recipes You Enjoy

One of the reasons I started this blog was to keep track of gluten free recipes that we love.

Pinterest is a great resource to organize recipes too.

Whatever way you choose to do it, make sure you can easily find your gluten free recipes..it helps make life simpler and easier when it comes to cooking gluten free.

If there’s any way I can help your gluten free journey easier, please reach out I’m here to help!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Life Lesson I Have Learned That Has Changed My Life For The Better

I will admit, I wish I had learned this life-lesson earlier.

However, now that I have learned this amazing lesson, I do look at the world differently.
I look at the world with empathy in my heart, even if it starts with anger, I can find the empathy I need now.

So you ask what is that life lesson that has changed me?

Here it is: “People behave the way they do because of circumstances they have endured in life.”

To explain in more detail.

When you meet someone who is rude, or insecure, or who gossips a lot about others and points fingers.

At first it’s easy to think “well that’s just a rude person, I don’t care to be around them.”

And yet, you haven’t scratched the surface.

Because, people don’t act “rude” just to act “rude.”

Something in their life has created that “rude and unkind” disposition.

Perhaps this “rude” person dealt with neglect, abuse, abandonement, loneliness, or perhaps they were bullied, shunned, the list goes on….

How did I learn this?

Through observing a lot of situations in my life, and from my experience teaching school for many years.

Knowing that there is a deeper meaning behind peoples behaviors does not excuse the fact that we can feel “hurt” by them when someone is unkind to us.

However, at the end of the day…there is “always more to the story.”

If we only knew what others had gone through, we somehow find a place of empathy for that person.

Somehow you develop a sense of heartbrokenness for that person, because you know that there must have been something in life that “hurt” them, and they haven’t quite dealt with it. Instead they have taken out their “hurt” on the world around them.

And yes, sometimes you might be that person that gets the brunt of their “mean behavior.”

Now I am by no means allowing anyone to be abusive to you or to be a toxic influence …I believe anything abusive or toxic is firmly unhealthy to be around.

However, I am portraying the reminder that life has dealt us all a hard hand at some point…some more than others, and some to the degree where they are left to live a life of “rudeness” to deal with all the loss and heart ache in their personal lives.

Perhaps you knew this, perhaps you needed the reminder, and perhaps you didn’t.

But at the end of the day I am reminded that our Savior Jesus Christ will look at all our wrong-doings, and he will look at all our hardships and see that often times, our poor behaviors and bad choices came from the devastations dealt in life…. and at that, our Savior shows us mercy, empathy and love beyond measure.

And perhaps, we too, can look at someone’s “rude” actions, and find empathy knowing that at some point in their life, their heartache created so much hurt that they could not escape the rudeness and negativity that encompasses their life….and somehow we can reach down to our merciful area in our hearts and find empathy rather than frustration for that person.

It’s not easy, it’s not meant to be easy. The Savior is the ultimate example of finding love amongst those that ridiculed him.

I hope to always apply this lesson in life because quite frankly, it can make a hard situation melt into a loving scenario.

Not always, but often times it can strengthen relations and bridge gaps in friendships.

What are your thoughts on this topic?

I would love to hear.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

10 Fun & Unexpected Facts About Me

It’s been almost three years since I started this blog and sometimes I forget to share about the person behind the posts.

So just for fun, here are 10 Fun & Unexpected Facts About Me:

1. I have traveled to 5 out of the 7 continents… I haven’t made it to Australia or Antarctica.

2. Because I was so indecisive on my major in college I have a double minor in health and English as a Second language.

3. I hate germs.

4. I love anything crafty… except for sewing!

5. My favorite sport to watch is football.

6. My favorite gluten free dinner is roast with potatoes and gravy.

7. I do not like seafood.

8. My husband and I were set up on a blind date.

9. I’m married to an identical twin.

10. One day I would love to learn the electric guitar!

So do we have anything in common ?

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Don’t Snooze On This Cute Cardigan On Sale!

This adorable and stylish long eye lash cardigan is currently on sale for only $41.99 ..and it was $82.99! Such a great deal for a beautiful cardigan.

This cardigan comes in a variety of colors too!

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

What color would you choose ?

Grab it before it’s gone !

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Beauty & Skincare, Gluten-Free, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

You Won’t Want to Miss Out on Seint Beauty’s Unboxing Sale!/ Up to 50% Off Select Items!

Seint Beauty products are my favorite beauty products.

I became a Seint Artist over two years ago and love the products so much!

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

Currently, Seint is having an unboxing sell with up to 50% off select items! Click here to see!

This unboxing sell lasts from December 26-31 while supplies last.

I hope you enjoy some great deals on makeup and beauty items!

These Seint items can make great birthday gifts for anyone!

I’m particularly excited for the small lip and cheek tins for only $10.00! These lip and cheek colors are limited edition so I will be snagging some myself.

Let me know if you have any questions?!

And Seint beauty only currently ships to Canada and the USA.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

email at: christyleeaustin@yahoo.com