Food Recipes

Super Easy Chili

My whole family LOVES chili so I make it quite often. They will even eat it when it’s super hot outside like today! LOL

All you need is:

2 lbs groud beef

1 diced small onion

1 diced jalepeno

1 yellow pepper

1 29oz can Red Kidney Beans

1 14.4oz can Petite diced tomatoes

1 946 ml Organic Chicken or Beef Stock

1 packet Chili seasoning

Salt and pepper (optional)

1.Brown The beef first on a pan with 1 tbs olive oil and some chili seasoning

2. Take a big pot and add a tbs of olive oil and brown the onions and pepper

3. Add the browned beef, kidney beans, tomatoes and stock. Mix it all together and then add the rest of the chili seasoning.

Boil on low for at least 20min and BAM!

My boys like a tsp of sour cream and sprinkle of cheese on top. SO good, easy and quick!

ENJOY!

Annette K.

Life Blog

Can we all just get along?

When coming into 2020 we had no idea what we were getting into. For me I have to say I’m learning a lot of lessons…

It’s been very confusing for a lot of people including myself but I always choose to dig deeper and try to find the positive in what is happening 🙂

I also choose to stay positive and happy. We choose to travel and leave our house everyday. I don’t do it for my selfish reasons I do it for the kids. The kids need as much normalcy as possible. My boys are happy and live their lives like nothing ever happened. Yes we wear masks to the stores and when we travel by plane. It’s not because we are scared of the virus it’s for those that are petrified of it…

My views might be different from most people and I wish they were more understating to ours. I’ve been called names, I’ve been called irresponsible.. I lost a few “friends” along the way but that’s just part of life and I’m ok with it. I also met some great new ones too 🙂

My wish for you today and to stand strong in what you believe in and know that it is ok. If you feel like you can’t leave your house perfect. If you choose to live your life to the fullest GO FOR IT! But please stop judging, now more than ever we need LOVE and KINDNESS towards each other.

“Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others.  If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.” – Jasmine Guinness

XOXO,

AnnetteK

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How I Deal With Stress

2020 has been a year so far! Never in a million years walking into this year I thought it would be like from some crazy movie! I have to say my word for this year is TRANSFORMATION but I had no idea that our life would be so different then any other year! I’m sure you can say the same…

But we are tough, we look for a positive in every situation and I want to share some tips of things I do everyday to help me stay strong for myself and my family 🙂

  1. Wake up each day with GRATITUDE. Yes I know you are probably rolling your eyes saying to yourself, oh there she goes again! But no really, start each day being thankful for at least 1 thing. It could be simple, something like: Thank you for my warm bed, thank you for my family, thank you for my health, thank you for my house itd.

Numerous studies are demonstrating how gratitude journaling can increase one’s happiness. Others show that inflammation in one’s body can decrease. Each study offers insights into how a person can improve their overall health and well-being. So there you have it! Start with at least 1 thing each day 🙂

2. MEDITATION. I am catholic and many say that meditation is evil and wrong, but why do I feel so much better after I quiet my mind each day?

Personally, it is a way to recharge my batteries and to CALM my mind down.

Has it ever happened to you? Where your mind has taken over and, therefore, you are not able to take some thoughts out of your head and you feel without energy and even too tired to sleep? I know it has, we all witnessed that here and there.

I started with some You Tube search on mediation to teach myself how to calm my mind and now I can easily just put some spa music on and breathe for a few min each day and I feel so much better right after. Now I couldn’t recommend it more, it simply changed my life and I feel like everyone should give it a try 🙂

3. EXERCISE. Today was a perfect example. I was in a major funk, I just couldn’t shake it. Yes I know, there is a TON going on in the world right now and it was just too much for my brain to handle so I decided to hop on my bike and ride around the neighborhood.

I can not even tell you how AMAZING i felt when I got home! I felt like a fog that was hovering over my head for the last 2 days just simply disappeared!

Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. Exercise has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.

4. Turn off the NEWS! Yes right now everyone is glued to the TV because we all want to see what’s going on… I have to say when the Covid 19 came out I stayed calm for the whole entire time because I stayed away from the news and with these riots going on I was glued to my phone. Watching every riot and I my heart hurt so bad for all the damage and people that is happening in America right now… Please don’t get me wrong, what happened to George Floyd was awful and unthinkable but protest that is peaceful I support 100% but these riots scare the crap out of me… And my ANXIETY was on the rise big time!

So today I decided to shut it all off, the live videos on social media and the TV that is never used until now… And I can’t tell you how much better I feel..

5. SELF CARE. For those that know me know how much I talk about self care. Most people don’t take time in their day just for them because they are busy taking care of their family or other people..

Many people confuse self-care with being selfish — that somehow taking care of ourselves is self-involvement or a selfish act instead of a self-respectful act. When people take care of themselves in all aspects of their lives, they actually have more energy, more reserve and depth to take of others at home, at work, and in their community.

Self-care doesn’t have to be time consuming, physically draining, or costly. In fact, sometimes it’s the quick, simple things that are happening on a regular basis that keep us rejuvenated. For me it’s my OILS. Just by simply opening up a bottle of my favorite essential oil and smelling or applying it on my body I instantly get a boost! It could also be a bath, or reading your favorite book. Or going for a walk (by yourself) what ever it is that you love to do! I say give it a try and you will see how much better you will feel 🙂

Hope this helps for those that are really struggling right now..

Love you all, I wish you nothing but LOVE and PEACE

Annette K.

GreenCleaning

A Household Cleaner Everyone Needs Right Now!

Household Makeover

Everyone is in panic right now because of the Corona Virus and everything is flying off the shelves! There is another option, a healthier option to make sure your home is clean and safe and you can get it delivered to your home right away!!!

Let’s chat about one of the number one things we ALL use for a clean home: household cleaners.

The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. The list includes common products you use to clean your home. These products contain ingredients containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, which mean some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price. Here is a snapshot of the list’s number one offender.

Many of the generic cleaners contain Phthalates which interfere with hormones and are carcinogens.

Thieves cleaner does NOT contain those big bad Phthalates. Instead of Phthalates, Thieves Cleaner by Young Living contains two different sulfates that are derived from coconut oil and sugar. These all-natural and safe sulfates that are considered surfactants, which contain a molecule that loves water and a molecule that hates water. That means the Thieves Cleaner sticks to the surface and grabs the oil and then washes away easily with water. #ScienceIsCool

It can be used on many different surfaces: counters, bathrooms, floors, toys, clothes, carpet, mirrors, windows, and more. Spot check a small area before you use your Thieves cleaner on a new surface.

#ThievesCleanerRocks

This cleaner is also insanely cost effective. It is highly concentrated so you only need about a capful of this all-purpose cleaner in about one cup of water. With this ratio, one small bottle will yield you about 29 16 oz spray bottles of safe all-purpose cleaner. That means it’s under $1 for one spray bottle. Can’t beat that price! Time to #DitchAndSwitch all your household cleaners for the Thieves all-purpose cleaner. Living above the wellness line and saving money at the same time. Double bonus!

The Thieves cleaner comes in a small or large bottle and you can even get a convenient spray great for shopping carts, public tables, and so much more.

Thieves Household Cleaner 14.4 fl oz or 64 oz (concentrated solution)

Thieves Spray 1 oz

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Non YL members: Scan your household cleaner with the Think Dirty app. Post a screenshot in the comments below for an entry to win the mystery giveaway!

YL members: What do you use your Thieves cleaner for in your home?

#AllThingsThieves

Become a Young Living Member with the Thieves Premium Starter Kit. 

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While you may not be able to control the other environments you are find yourself in, YOU are the gatekeeper to your home. YOU control what comes in and what goes out.

Now you KNOW better, so are you going to DO better?

I am going to give you a SUPER EASY ninja tip: Ditch and switch with the Young Living Thieves Premium Starter Kit (pic above) You can literally throw out BAGS AND BAGS of harmful products in your cabinets and use a few life-changing products instead.

The Thieves Premium Starter Kit (PSK) includes:

  • Wholesale membership
  • Thieves essential oil 15-ml
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. Samples

When you are ready to take your health into your own hands and make over your home, use my personal link to order your very own Thieves Premium Starter Kit.

Click here to get started!

I promise your life will change for the better and you will be a part of a community that will support you every step of the way.

Once you order your Thieves Premium Starter Kit, let me know and I will send you your very own welcome pack and get you connected to resources.

Annette K.

Life Blog

Why I chose Network Marketing as my profession?

One question that I get a lot is why do I do the biz side of Young Living? And I simply answer WHY NOT?! For years I knew there is so much more to life, I always felt in my heart that God put us on this earth to live your life to the fullest and I found my answer!!! Here are just a few reasons why I love the biz side 🙂

#1 Will-able income

This means you have the ability to pass down your Young Living business. You could leave the business to your spouse, your children, or anyone else you would like. If you are going to work hard to build a business, you better make sure you can leave it to your family when you’re gone. That is building a legacy.

#2 Flexible schedule

You can work from ANYWHERE! – How fun would it be to decide on a Wednesday, “Hey, let’s drive up north on Friday for a long weekend!” or to be able to make every baseball game and dance recital?

#3 True financial freedom

We already talked about residual income. This is the key to finding TRUE financial freedom. The ability to pay off your debt and to continue to build upon what you have. If you work hard and stay consistent you could literally get a raise every single month.

#4 There is no better time than NOW to start building a Network marketing business.

Now we live in the “Information Age” where companies like Facebook and Twitter are changing the name of the game. Today, it is about building and owning networks. This has leveled the playing field. There has never been a better time to start to grow your own networking company.

#5 Job security

How secure is your job now? Nothing is 100%, which is why having multiple sources of income is smart.Young Living is a health and wellness company. What does that have to do with job security?It is statistically proven that today people are spending their money on traveling, building experiences, and on health and wellness. With your YL business, you are providing health and wellness through YL products and building a community of people helping others build relationships: an experience they will never forget. By sharing the opportunity with others, you are sharing the benefits of time and financial freedom. And you’ll gain skills you can use for life.

# 6 Relationships

Oh My Word, I had NO idea that this business would create so many amazing relationships. If you think you lack friends and want to have more, just start a network marketing business.This business has overflowed my relationship cup. I have connected with old friends I hadn’t talk to in years; some joined my team and now we talk daily, dream together, work hard together, and support each other. I have also become close friends with people I only know virtually and it is so cool!We all need and long for community. If you feel like you aren’t a part of a community now, you will build one with your YL team

# 7 A rewarding life

No, I’m not talking about all the free trips you will get with your best friends building this business. I’m talking about helping others find success. Not all network marketing companies have a compensation plan that encourages helping those below you to succeed. Young Living’s compensation plan is set up to encourage you to help those below you succeed. As they hit higher ranks, you generate more financial bonuses.This business is truly about helping others in all aspects of life and when they succeed, you succeed. The best leaders are those who build others up.

This chart shows you the average startup costs for different businesses.

Large business

Apartment complex – $3,000,000

Swim School – $2,000,0000

Restaurant – $300,000 – 1,000,0000

Small businesses

Coffee shop $80,000 – 250,000

Clothing boutique $50,000 -150,000

MLM boutique $5,000 – 10,000

Young Living Business

For only $160 to have everything you need to start your new business.

Start your business today with any Premium Starter Kit.

If you know NOTHING about the Young Living Premium starter kits there is literally something for everyone and we can talk privately about which one would fit you and your lifestyle best.

Much love,

Annette K.

Food Recipes

Easy Hummus Recipe

My whole family LOVES Hummus, I would always get it at Costco and it was always in my fridge. Everyone always said, why not make your own? The reason I didn’t is because I thought it was hard… Until I tried it the other day and was amazed just how easy it was!!! All you need is:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of water

2 Tbs. of lemon juice (squeezed from one lemon)

2 Tbs. Tahini (make sure you stir it well before measuring)

2 Tbs. extra virgin Olive Oil

1, 15oz can of chick peas

1 garlic clove (peeled)

1/2 Tsp. of salt

1/4 Tsp. of ground cumin

Directions:

You will need a food processor to make it super easy. In a separate container mix water, lemon juice, tahini and Olive Oil. Set aside.

In the food processor add the chick peas, garlic, salt and cumin. Pulse until all blended. Then slowly drizzle in the watery mixture above until well blended.

And that is IT! SO EASY and it tastes AMAZING!!! It’s so much better then store bought one! I can’t wait to experiment now with some different ingredients. Next time I will try adding some carrots to the mis along with some dill.

Enjoy!

Annette K.

DIY · Food Recipes

Super Easy Pancakes

My kids absolutely love pancakes and when I found this recipe I was beyond excited because they’re super easy and made from scratch so I know exactly what goes into the batter!

My son Jacob and loves helping me to prepare them and he’s quite a professional by now at making them 🙂


These pancakes a very fluffy, in a good way. The edges are not crispy. They are simply amazing!

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (we use coconut oil)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of blueberries (optional)

Directions:
1. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In small bowl, whisk milk, egg, oil, and vanilla until well combined.
2. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir gently with rubber spatula until just combined (Batter should remain lumpy). Let it sit for 10 minutes before cooking.
3. Spray 12 inch nonstick skillet with vegetable oil and heat over medium heat until hot, about one minute.
4. Use 1/4 cup dry measuring cup to scoop 1/4 cup butter in the skillet. Repeat two more times, living space between mounds of better (you want 3 pancakes To cook up separate from one another)
5. Sprinkle each pancake with 1 tablespoon blueberries. Cook until bubbles and surface begin to pop, 2 to 3 minutes.
6. You spatula to flip pancakes and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer pancakes to plate. Repeat with remaining better in two more batches.

You can also change it up by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sliced bananas, or raspberries instead of the blueberries use 1 tbs of add-ins for a pancake. Have fun and try your own combinations!!


Enjoy!!!
Annette K.

Life Blog

How To Raise Happy Kids

Year 1978, I was born. Living in a large building with tons of young families was a blessing.I remember growing up in Poland and we were always outside EVERYDAY from morning to night. We would always come home for lunch and dinner and the rest of the day we were outdoors. It didn’t matter if it was summer or winter. We didn’t have many toys but we had a wild imagination and tons of friends and that’s all we needed to keep us HAPPY! Fast forward to 2007…

I became a Mom. The biggest JOY came into my life after having my first child. I was so excited to finally do such exciting things with my son! Shortly after I realized that things have changed BIG TIME since I was a kid.. I would put my son in the stroller and go walk around and not find a single soul doing the same. But I kept going everyday. After my 2nd son was born I knew I had to find a group of moms that were just like me. Looking around on the internet I came across MEETUP.com On there I found a local group of Moms that would get together everyday and socialize while the kids played! It was life changing for me!!! All my friends worked so this was exactly what I needed. I joined the group and the fun begun! We had stuff on the calendar EVERYDAY so it was easy to stay busy.  I met a lot of great moms along the way and my kids created some great friendships. Fast forward a few years my boys started school, and then it all ended. All the meetups were in the morning so we no longer could attend but I knew I had to stay busy 🙂

When my boys started school we got busy with just getting through the day  that we forgot about the importance of being present for our kids, and we forgot about the importance of letting our children act like children… They were on their IPads more and watched TV a lot more… We started to notice that the grind of life was getting in the way of our happiness factor and this was really starting to affect our children… So we decided to CHANGE things around. My boys are now in  4th and 6th grade and everyday after school they do their homework, eat and we go outside and meet up with their friends. We are very blessed because we now live in Florida so they are outside everyday, back in Chicago that was not always possible due to the weather. We also live in a community where there is young families like us with tons of kids. It’s great because they don’t have time to sit around and watch TV all afternoon. Because they were around so many kids growing up they have no problems meeting new kids and playing with them 🙂

They love staying busy and I love watching them use their imagination and do exactly what we did . BE KIDS. So, how did we do it?  How do we play more and stress less, how do we teach our kids to be kids again? It takes a bit of effort to change routine and a willingness on the part of the parents to let go of some of the structure and to step out of the rat race in order to be more like a kid yourself. The end result will be better health and more happiness for the entire family!Raising happy healthy kids is not easy, especially in todays world of technology and with pressures of over scheduling and keeping up with the Joneses.

Remember, if something feels off, if you notice that your kids happiness level is not where you want it to be, or that they seem stressed out way more than they seem happy, it might be as simple as playing more and structuring less and letting your kids just be who they are and trusting that your love and acceptance and guidance will help them turn into the incredible and secure grownups we know they can someday be.

Annette K.

Essential Oils · Wellness Tips

CBD Oil, the amazing way to RELAX!

What can I say… I was a HUGE sceptic. What is this hype all about!? Until I tried it for myself! I injured my ankle somehow and it was hard to walk, I really struggled because I love to stay very active. It got to the point that I couldn’t wear heels anymore because it would hurt so bad.. I figured I have the Muscle balm and the CBD oils so what the heck let’s give it a try 🙂 After about a week after using it daily I noticed I was able to bend my foot no problem, and yesterday I jogged for the first time in about a MONTH OR SO! The pain is almost completely GONE!? So how does it work?

The marriage of CBD oil and Young Living essential oils brings out the best in both. Nature’s Ultra extracts pure CBD and combines it with the best essential oils in the marketplace to provide an exclusive Smart Spectrum formula that’s backed by Seed to Seal! Experience the power of plants when Young Living essential oils and Nature’s Ultra CBD combine.

Young Living’s quality commitment uses stringent guidelines in Sourcing, Science, and Standards to ensure that you’re using the best ingredients. We want to help you steer clear of CBD products that are tainted, poorly cultivated, and untested. Your wellness journey deserves better, and our quality commitment is here to support it!

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a plant-based compound found in hemp. Pure CBD—known as CBD isolate, has 0.0 percent THC, which is the mind-altering chemical found in marijuana. Nature’s Ultra CBD is tested and verified through third-party testing to ensure that you’re getting a high-quality product free from solvents, heavy metals, gluten, and pesticides.

Nature’s Ultra CBD matched with Young Living’s essential oils lets you reach for botanically based solutions. Banish bad days and experience life bigger with aromatic bliss! We’ve carefully aligned each of our formulas to deliver unrivaled purity and performance.

Each product is carefully formulated to meet life’s little challenges. Maximum relaxation? Check. Promote calming vibes? It’s in our lineup. Soothing comfort? We’ve got you covered.

Discover what CBD can do for you! Our CBD Premium Starter Kits are available in two strengths, so you can pick the potency that meets your needs. Each kit contains a selection of Nature’s Ultra favorites—the only CBD products on earth to contain Young Living essential oils and be backed by a Seed to Seal® quality commitment. By combining pure essential oils with 0.0% THC CBD, these introductory collections give you the best that nature has to offer. Get ready to transform your life with botanically based CBD solutions today!

Your Extra-Strength CBD Premium Starter Kit includes:

  • Calm CBD Roll-On, 600 mg
  • Citrus CBD Oil, 1,000 mg
  • CBD Muscle Rub, 600 mg
  • Getting Started with CBD brochure

To get your own kit delivered right to your home click here 🙂 It will be under Specialty kits 🙂 You will NOT regret it, I promise.

Food Recipes · Life Blog

My Carnivore Journey So Far

It’s been a little over a week. I’m down -8 lbs and I feel AMAZING! First couple days I did have detox headache but it’s gone now. So far so good. I no longer have sugar cravings like I did. My brain fog is completely gone and I have even more energy then I did before!

If you decide to try it just know that carnivores are doing the exact opposite of all mainstream nutritional recommendations so get ready to get some heat from people 🙂

If you would like to learn more about it this is a great resource http://meatheals.com/ You can also #carnivore on insta or fb and you will find tons of groups to join and read endless testimonials. I will keep you posted on my journey but so far I feel great and my hubby joined me yesterday as well 🙂 We will keep track of his progress as well.

Have a wonderful day!

Annette K.

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DIY · Food Recipes

Super Easy Egg Salad

I LOVE a good egg salad. I’m very picky what’s in it so I love to make my own. Here is a super easy recipe I use.

Ingredients:

8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/3 c. mayonnaise
2 tsp. whole grain mustard
1/2 stalk of chopped celery, minced
2 tbsp. finely chopped chives

Optional: Few slices of Over Roasted Turkey

Instructions:

* First off you need to boil your eggs. I put them in my Air Fryer at 270 degrees for 15 min and BAM! Beautiful “boiled” eggs!

* Roughly chop hard-boiled eggs and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash slightly with a fork to break up yolks.
* Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, celery and chives and mix until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!
Annette K.

Life Blog

Why Self Care is Important?

Those are my footsteps and that sand. Yesterday I woke up feeling a little off, I was all over the place my mind couldn’t settle. 

Something was telling me to go to the beach. ALONE. It felt weird at first since I always go with someone but you know what? It was amazing. I meditated. I soaked in the ocean, I walked the beach and I even ended up meeting up with a friend that was just a short walk away from me. 

When it was time to go back home, I felt refreshed and so relaxed. 

Self-care is very important not only for yourself but for your family to. When you feel relaxed everyone around you feels relaxed to. 

Tips for in inner self care:

  • Unplug 
  • Journal 
  • Meditate 
  • Make a date with yourself. Spend a little time alone and something that you love, that makes you relaxed that nourishes your soul.
  • Take a nap
  • Go for a walk, ALONE 

Once you start practicing those things you will feel amazing and you will be a better version of yourself. 

Annette K.