Day 31 – WE ARE DONE! Plus, an Announcement! #31DaysToClean

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We are done, done, DONE with the 31 Days to Clean challenge (that took WAY more than 31 days)! :)

Whew! My house is pretty clean, and it is certainly more organized!

Now that we are done, I have a little announcement…

Remember when I told you that 31 Days to Clean would also be available in a paperback, and then it wasn’t. And remember WAY back when I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean and then it never happened? Some background: In 2012 I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean. But as I was working on it, I just felt like it wasn’t something I was ready to publish. I think my exact words were something like, “It will kill my soul if I have to talk about write and talk cleaning, can I please write something different?” Drama much? Obviously. Anyway, my gracious editors at Tyndale agreed to let me write something different, which I did, and which you will see soon. Fast forward to December 2014 and OH MY GOODNESS my home was out-of-control. I felt overwhelmed by it and I couldn’t seem to keep up with the housework. I decided then to revive 31 Days to Clean because I NEEDED IT. Hence, the revised version.

As I worked through the challenge for a second time, I realized that not only is this book important because it is helping women practically, but the soul aspect of the book is important because it leads women towards freedom, identity, and peace. I have actually come to love the book. So instead of publishing it in paperback form, I went back to Tyndale and asked them if they would still be willing to publish it. THEY SAID YES.

So here’s what’s going to happen: I am going to pull it from Amazon tomorrow (April 1st). Then I am going to work more on the challenges, deepening the Mary challenges and making the Martha challenges more doable for the everyday woman. I am excited about this because I am not only revising it (again) for you, but for me; it has to make sense for the woman who doesn’t spend all day cleaning (and doesn’t want to).

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul is set to hit shelves April 2016.

I am so excited about this project and can’t wait to have it in your hands. FINALLY.

Thank you all who have been a part of the journey; it is you who have made this little book so successful.

Now…back to work! ;)

(And by back to work I mean back to bed because I am STILL sick and so is my sweet Caroline.)

Love, SM

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Day 30 – Project Day! #31DaysToClean

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I have not finished the laundry room. Or the kitchen cabinets, because SICKNESS. But I’m feeling a bit better and am going to give it a go since today is project day (or, you know, catch-up day)! I especially want to finish because I have some news for you all on Monday! ;) Come back then…

After Pics!

The after pics of the laundry room are HERE! :)

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

Click HERE to see all the posts in this series!

Want to join in the 31 Days to Clean challenge?

Just follow along and get your copy of 31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version on Kindle or as a PDF!

The book includes daily readings to motivate and inspire you, Mary challenges to engage your heart, and Martha challenge to get you cleaning!

31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version is available now for only .99 cents!

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I Have a Sinus Infection So I’m Giving Away Essential Oils (A Whole Kit!)

- THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED -

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This is me today. Blech.

And if it were more honest there would be tissues shoved up my nose.

So yea, I’m sick, with what seems to be a sinus infection. Basically this means that I CAN’T TASTE MY COFFEE AND BACON. Which is horrid.

I am hosting an event this weekend called, A Night to BreatheThe irony of the name is not lost on me right now. Clearly, I need to get better STAT so I called my sister-in-law the nurse and asked her to pray for me and give me tips to help the situation. She asked if I had any essential oils. I told her that my friend Michelle gave me a Doterra Physician kit but that I really wasn’t sure how to use it. She told me to put some On Guard on my neck and under my tongue (WHOA SPICEY GOOD THING I CAN’T TASTE). She also looked up a steaming remedy for me that I’ll put at the end of the post for all of you who are sick with colds/sinus infections.

I then called up my friend Michelle who gave me the oils and asked her help. She told me to take a about a quarter size of my coconut cooking oil and put one drop of Oregano in it and rub it on my feet. She said I’d smell like a pizza, but it would help me.

Can you tell I’m sick? This is the worst post ever, but it’s about to get good because I’M GIVING AWAY A DOTERRA PHYSICIAN KIT! And by “I’m” I mean my generous friend Michelle. She’s giving away the kit to one of you. :)

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Relief for Those With a Cold or Sinus Infection

3 Tips from My Friend Michelle:

  1. Rub diluted DigestZen EO on sinus areas (cheeks, forehead and back of neck/base of skull) avoiding eye area. Be prepared to blow your nose!
  2. Add Breathe EO to a diffuser while you sleep or to a washcloth on the bottom of the tub while you shower and feel the vapors working! Works great for typical coughs or post-nasal drip.
  3. Dilute Lemon Oil and rub on chest, neck or feet to knock out mucous from seasonal irritants. This is great to use with little ones!

Dilution is simple! Just remember this “rule of thumb”: Your thumb, from closest joint to tip, is roughly one tsp in volume. To a “thumb-ful” of carrier, add 1 drop of EO for babies, elderly and sensitive people. Add 2 or 3 drops for adults. Want to learn more about dilution, carriers and EO safety? Join our FB education group!

Here’s the video my sister-in-law sent me:

And here’s more from Michelle…

If you’re brand new to essential oils, I would love to send you some to try! I have a limited amount to give away, so if you’re willing to try an oil and share your feedback, I’d love to partner with you! Click here to learn more.

Special Promotion!

My friend Michelle is not only giving away the Physician Kit, but anyone who gets started using essential oils with a Starter Kit in March will receive a 6-week EO training, 30-minute personal wellness consultation, and the Modern Essential Guide to EOs – an amazing resource for learning about EOs! Michelle has some other great deals that go along with the starter kit, so if you want to learn more just shoot her an email (eocrush@gmail.com) and she’ll tell you all about it with no pressure! If emailing feels too scary, just check out her essential oil FB group!

GIVEAWAY!

If you are dealing with colds and flu junk, and you want some relief, enter below to win a FREE Doterra Family Physician Kit! The kit includes a 5 mL bottle of:

  • lavender,
  • lemon,
  • peppermint,
  • melaleuca,
  • oregano,
  • frankincense,
  • Deep Blue®,
  • Breathe,
  • DigestZen® and
  • On Guard®

Giveaway is open to U.S. only, and the contest ends Friday night at 11:59pm, EST! Good “luck”!

The winner of the kit is Sandra Huizar!!!!!! WOOT!

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Here’s to quick healing!

Love, SM

P.S. Michelle said I had to add this:

FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product. 

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Day 29 – Organize in the Kitchen Part 2! #31DaysToClean

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Today we are cleaning out the cabinets!

Don’t fret, you are not pulling all the dishes out and dusting the cabinets. This is if you have a cabinet that you want organized, you know, like the cabinet that has all the random stuff in it? That one, clean that one.

Or if you’re feeling a little more ambitious, perhaps you’ll tackle TWO cabinets. I’m going to give it a go!

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After Pics!

Coming later today!

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

Click HERE to see all the posts in this series!

Want to join in the 31 Days to Clean challenge?

Just follow along and get your copy of 31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version on Kindle or as a PDF!

The book includes daily readings to motivate and inspire you, Mary challenges to engage your heart, and Martha challenge to get you cleaning!

31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version is available now for only .99 cents!

This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here

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The Sisterhood Circle! Plus, Book Launch Goodness! (What???)

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So hey… I WROTE ANOTHER BOOK.

Finally.

And I will tell you all about it (and show you the cover) soon. It’s so beautiful!

But right now you need to know that I will be pulling my launch team for the book from the gals in my Sisterhood Circle group. The Sisterhood Circle is where I share all about books and projects I’m working on, or just fun things I want to tell you about (on a completely non-consistent basis). I also give my sisterhood circle gals sneak peaks, discounts, and a freebie here and there!

If you would like to be a part of the Sisterhood Circle (SURE YOU DO), head here! If you want to be considered for the launch of le new book (GIDDY), then go on and get yourself signed up for the Sisterhood Circle!

Here’s to surprises and FUN!

Love to you! Oh, and HAPPY SPRING!

SM

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