I have a lot of friends that have been focusing on removing negativity and toxic relationships. situations and items from their lives instead of vying for a "New Years Resolution". It got me thinking about different cleanses. Not just a cleanse you do for your health and body but everything in your life. How to cleanse and rid of negativity in your life. These are a few of the things I came up with and how we are working on them in our house this month!
CLUTTER IN THE HOME
It seems like there is a ton of clutter around the house, especially after the holidays. Maybe you haven't put all of the holiday decorations away yet, or your unused dining room table is still littered with wrapping paper and gift tags from preparing gifts. Or, maybe it is just that you have now acquired a few dozen new items given to you as gifts and you aren't sure where to put it all. Don't let it overwhelm you. Start with one thing at a time and tackle them individually instead of looking at the situation as a whole. If you have a lot to go through, create piles of items that you would like to donate, throw away and keep, and then do just that! Once you have removed all of the excess, you will feel so much better!
Open your blinds and let natural light in. Crack a few windows to get the fresh air flowing through your home. Make a list of things you're grateful for and a separate list of things, and even people, that have been weighing on you in a negative manner. Take your negative list and tear it up and throw it away. Do what you can to prevent the negative from being too present in your life. Make a list of goals to help move away from any of the negative items.
Do something new for yourself and your health! A new yoga class. Eliminate sugars. Take a walk on your break at work. Drink more water. Do an actual cleanse and get rid of toxins. Eat a handful of blueberries before dinner. Fill that bowl on your desk full of oranges and apples instead of candy. Laugh. Take time to relax and eliminate stress. Meditate. Get a massage.
Whatever it is... make sure it is for YOU!
Here are a few great recipes for some detox baths! I know I will be putting them to use!
It's here! We have a fantastic guide full of amazing businesses and gift ideas to help you make smooth decisions this holiday season! So, look no further and HAPPY SHOPPING!!
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Holiday Helpers offers a variety of services, including:
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We also have eco-friendly selections of gift wrap, ribbons, bows, gift bags, tissue paper and tags available for purchase. Let us know how we can help you celebrate!
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Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski is a subsidiary of the iconic Swarovski brand and offers brilliantly designed and quality accessories that are built to last generations. TCS carries only the most fashion forward designs that sparkle and shine for every occasion, including being featured in the Giving Suite gift back at this year’s Emmy and MTV Movie &TV Awards! Whether it be a casual cool fall Colorado day, busy day in your favorite power suit or a little black dress kind of night, TCS has a pairing that will take your wardrobe to the next level! TCS is priced for the everyday woman, with over half of the items at $50 or less! But this is not your department store costume jewelry, TCS’s innovation offers a “snag-free” design coupled with the Swarovski is known for the unsurpassed brilliance & shine of Swarovski crystals!
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MAKEUP WITH A PURPOSE! Younique is a naturally based, cruelty free, makeup and skin care brand that was manifested with the sole mission to create a safe place for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Uplift, Empower, and Validate is our mission statement and we strive everyday to meet these criteria. While makeup isn’t necessary to make each one of us beautiful, it helps foster self confidence in all of us so that we FEEL beautiful. Epic Mascara is my go-to, I literally feel like a different person when I put it on and there are days that that is all the makeup I wear! If you are looking for makeup with a purpose you have found the right stuff. We have got you covered with everything from cleanser to lip stain and with a 14 day money back guarantee you cannot go wrong. Are you ready to FEEL beautiful?
Hey ladies! I am an NRA certified firearm instructor as well as an independent Damsel Pro. What does that mean? I help my friends stay safe and sassy! How? By hosting Warrior Workshops in your home. No Ninja skills required! I can show you how to protect yourself from the bad guy with non-lethal weapons from Damsel in Defense. It is an interactive party. You get free stuff. Sometimes I bring my buddy BOB (he's a mannequin) and we stun him, jab him and sometimes spray him. What could be more fun? Don't want to clean the house? That's ok. We can party on Facebook.
Want to up it a notch? I also teach concealed carry classes. Get your girlfriends together and get your course certificate to apply for a concealed carry permit.
Not the party type? Schedule a one on one home safety evaluation and you'll get a free pepper spray. (Should only take 15-20 minutes)
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It’s that time of year again; you have a full schedule of holiday parties, family pictures and gatherings and you may be looking for a way to prep in minimal time. Moxie Med Spa offers a variety of services that can help you prepare for the swankiest of soirees.
Whether you’re looking to soften lines or give your face a more youthful look, Dysport® injections can address brow furrowing, horizontal lines across the forehead. With Dysport you can start seeing results in as little as three days though it can take up to two weeks to take the full effect. So if you’re thinking about doing this for the holidays, be sure to make your appointment about two weeks prior.
Another great way to rejuvenate your look just in time for party season is to try some injectables to add volume to your facial profile. Juvederm® Voluma can be used to volumize the cheek area for a more youthful structure. Another great injectable to try this holiday season is Juvederm® Volbella for a soft fullness to help you pull off any holiday bold lip.
Clean up your brows, or book a sugar waxing to show off your legs, or prepare for a romantic night with a Brazilian. We also cater to men, and with our all natural Moxie Sugar Wax we can leave you feeling smooth and silky anywhere on your body, head to toe.
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Laser hair removal is a great gift and this is the perfect time of year to start and be smooth for summer. We have treated thousands of men and women with our virtually pain free laser services. Feel confident with a smooth hair free back or chest. Eliminate razor burn and time consuming shaving with a full leg and/or Brazilian/Manzilian session.
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To aid in flawless makeup application, a Dermaplane is a must! The Dermaplane treatment exfoliates away dead skin cells and then brightens the skin. The removal of dead or flaky skin cells helps to prepare the skin for a flawless makeup application and a glowing complexion.
Dermaplane’s involve little to no downtime and can be done as close as the day before your event.
If you have a big event to prepare for, call Moxie Med Spa to schedule an appointment with one of our aesthetic professionals for your next big holiday party!
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Ele's Sooo Good Green Chile is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for anyone you have to shop for! Made locally in the Denver Metro Area, this small batch homemade Green Chile sauce is incredibly addicting. You can choose from Hot or Mild and while you can use this as a cooking sauce in a slow cooker or in your favorite burrito or enchilada recipe... it is perfectly fine to pour in a bowl and eat with chips! Add cheese and it makes the BEST queso ever!
Place your order on her website. You can even ship it to your friends and family across the country!
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Sugar Honey Doll Boutique has the latest fashion trends with diverse pieces & great prices! We cater to women who are fearlessly feminine, chic and who possess the poise and confidence to doll it up!
Our customer is undeniably sophisticated yet sexy and adventurous.
I'm a Colorado native & a stay at home mommy to 2 boys! I call my boys my lil sugar honey doll's & that's how I came up with my store name Sugar Honey Doll! Being a SAHM, I know just how busy life can get and running to the store & being able to shop in peace is laughable!!! I find that shopping online in the comfort of my own home is way easier & more relaxing then trying to drag my kiddos with me.. You deserve to get dolled up every now & again so please grab some wine & enjoy navigating through my catalog! XO
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xoxo - Leah
I seriously cannot believe that it is November. I couldn't wait for the summer heat to BE GONE (I would love it for it to be 60 degrees every day) but now that it is and every day we creep closer and closer to the end of the year, it just blows my mind.
This weekend is Day Light Savings and the days are going to be even shorter! It has me thinking about what I need to do to keep up my momentum and plan accordingly so the beginning of the year can keep on rolling!
What do you do for you goal planning? Do you make a mental list? Write them down? Share on social media? Have an accountability partner?
I love making a list and checking everything off of it. It makes me feel better getting it all out of my head and off my chest, and it is an easy way to keep track and visually see the things that are getting done!
After all, a goal without a plan is only a wish! Be productive!
xoxo - Leah
Ok, so... I am going to be honest. I LOVE the Marvel Movies. But, it feels like there are 57 of them and there is a new one coming out every 3 months and I have no idea what I have seen at this point or if I have seen it! Plus, I am getting Avengers mixed up with Xmen mixed up with Justice League.
I am an 80's kid to the max, but I spent my time riding bikes, playing barbies and hanging with the girl scouts instead of reading comics so... I am having a hard time following anything or knowing the difference.
My poor boyfriend can't even explain it to me. So... I found a website that can!
Scroll down a bit for the visual that shows you where to start and what comes next. It even incorporates the Marvel TV shows!
Here is the guide!
Are you wondering where you can go watch fireworks for the 4th of July this year? Our friends at KUSA 9News has compiled a full list (that is constantly updating with our extremely dry conditions and fire bans) of areas you can go!
Click HERE to see the full list of professional firework shows!
Please do NOT shoot off personal fireworks. Careless and reckless actions are what cause house fires and neighborhoods to go up in flames. Be responsible and have a safe and fun Independence Day!
I am so excited to share my interview with Kathlena Gill. She is an amazing friend, leader, business owner, wife and mom to the coolest daughters ever. She has owned her little shop with Melaleuca for over a decade and has helped hundreds of people learn how important it is to rid their house of unnecessary toxins. She is heartfelt, passionate, caring and so fun to visit with.
So, without further ado... I am pleased to introduce you all to Kathlena Gill.
Question: What is the name of your business?
Answer: Melaluca.com the Wellness Company
Question: Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
Answer: I am a mom of two beautiful little girls with a corporate background in Pharmaceutical sales. In 2009, I was overwhelmed and overworked and decided to come out of the traditional workforce and dedicate my time and talents to my family. While I loved every minute of my newfound freedom - I quickly realized that as AWESOME as being a stay at home mama was, I could not do it with zero dollars coming in. I needed a solution. Melaleuca.com has more than provided that solution earning me over 500,000.00 WHILE enabling me to live my life on my own terms.
Question: Describe yourself in three words
Answer: Ambitious, Hardworking, and Loving
Question: What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Answer: Creating a salary that rivaled my Pfizer income WHILE never missing a moment with my family.
Question: What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Answer: Mentoring some amazing women who are really looking for an opportunity that does not include "buying inventory", "startup fees" or "vendor booths". Mentoring women is my favorite part of this process. Women are often led to believe that there are only three choices. 1. Work outside of the home 2. Hosting parties that require an inventory be sold or 3. Staying at home on a tight budget. There is another way! I have so much fun helping women see the possibilities.
Question: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Answer: I have love for learning (education of how to live healthier is a big part of what I do with my personal client base), and currently spend as much time as I can carve out as a substitute (filling in when/where needed) teacher. Helping kids turn that light bulb on gives me a charge like no other.
Question: How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Answer: The entire reason I decided to walk down the "road less traveled" was that I needed to prioritize my family first. Having control of my schedule is a blessing that some women only dream of. My weeks are never the same. So much has to happen to keep my family running and I am often running in different directions. The amazing thing about my job (educating people on how to make better choices and earning business out of the Target or Whole Foods environment and into our online fresh marketplace) is that while my hours are never optional - at least if I intend to succeed - they are always flexible. Each Sunday I sit down with my family and my calendar and plug in what is needed of me. I prioritize them first, and then I calendar in my 'work' hours. This way I can end each day feeling like I have accomplished all that matters to me - while earning an income - it's pretty cool.
Question: What websites do you visit every day?
Answer: housewivesinthecity.com of course ;). Also, I spend time on Verseoftheday.com, Facebook.com, and Instagram on a daily basis.
Question: What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Answer: I love Devils Thumb Ranch - the outside camping / riding / ranch experience but with a high end twist. I also love Castlewood Canyon State park. It is majestic and really an amazing place to take your family for some fresh air and unplugging. Finally, number 3 on my list is Colorado Springs. So much to do there. I love the Garden of the Gods, I love the Broadmoor, I love the museums, I love the zoo..... it is just really a fun place to relax and unwind.
Question: What is your goal for retirement?
Answer: I am not sure what that time of my life is going to look like. Obviously, my primary goal is to go into those years and live in them healthy. Without health we have absolutely no chance of happiness. This is why I am hyper focused on making changes that will help to ensure that I am giving myself the best shot at this goal. Good eating, lots of water, high quality supplements (Melaleuc.com), removing as much of the environmental junk as I can control, etc... Next on my retirement wish list is having options. So many retirees have limited options because they simply do not have any money. Will I travel? Will I buy a condo to live part time in the mountains? Will I want to be by my grandbabies? Will I want to volunteer at the church? I don't know.... but I do know that so many folks dont have the 'choice'. I need this. And just like health.... giving myself the best chance at having options at retirement requires hard work and planning now. Another reason I have given over 10 years to the company. They have not only helped me live my best life for the past decade, that most only day dream about, but I am certainly building a business that is geared to last a lifetime.
Question: Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Answer: Yes. If you are in - be in! 100% So many women have one foot in and one foot out. They don't even realize that they are doing this - but when this happens, they are defeated at the first road block. I have earned (as a stay at home mom) over $500,000 with my company. Do not expect to start where I am now... Understand that I spent a good two years trying to figure things out and another eight years working hard and staying intentionally consistent to grow to where I am now. So many people don't understand that anything worth having often takes tons of time, energy, and effort. When it doesn't just all work out - they quit. DO NOT LET GETTING STARTED STOP YOU. You can be your own best friend or your own worst enemy.
Question: Any final comments?
Answer: Yes! I am always open to talk with other entrepreneurial women to intimately share what my path has been and help them determine if it could be a good path for them too!
Today is National Doughnut Day!! Our friends at 9News have compiled a great list of all the freebies and deals you can find today!
Visit the list here
Ok, so... I was always bitter that I worked in the Tech Center and there were so many amazing Food Trucks in Denver at events like Civic Center Eats and just around town. I was so bored with the same dozen DTC lunch friendly restaurants.
Well, the summer of 2016 changed that for me! I noticed a page popping up in my news feed called DTC Eats! I started following them, reading up on what they were doing and... they were bringing a freakin FOOD TRUCK PARTY to the Tech Center! Yassss.
What do I do? I invited a few hundred friends to like their page and started blowing them up! I was so stoked to see some fun Food Truck 5 min away from my office!
Not only were we now included in the Food Truck Frenzy that is blowing up in Denver, but I could now get my hands on Pierogi's, amazing burgers, empanadas, asian fusion tacos and more! One of my favorites are these jalapeno popper ball bomb things from Tony Guacamole.
If you all haven't figured it out yet... I am kind of a foodie.
Well, today is the beginning of the 2018 season for D.T.C. Eats! One of my VBFF (Very Best Friends Forever) runs this event (we met during the first season and she is one of my forever friends now!) and I CAN'T WAIT to see the new food truck line up! Plus, there are fun vendors and some shopping too!
Go "like" their page and follow along for events, truck line up announcements and giveaways!!
LIKE THE DTC EATS PAGE HERE!
Come find me and say hi, because I will be there every week trying to decide if I should eat tacos, lobster rolls, pierogis, burgers, sushi, etc!
Photo Credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything
This is my most favorite thing about summer!
OK, well it is one of them. My friend Judy made this for me years ago and I am now obsessed with making it as soon as all the fun summer fruits are ripe and ready. However, thanks to some decent canned fruits, you can make this year round! Give it a go! You won't be sorry!
Fruit Salsa with crunchy Cinnamon Chips
xoxo - Leah
I LOVE a handwritten Thank You card. Don't you? There is just something so sweet and personal about a handwritten card. Whether is it a Thank You card or note for any other occasion, it leaves a great impression.
Well, my friend Amy Long has an amazing template, on her own blog, to help you write the perfect Thank You note!
If you were at my Ladies Night Out + Networking Event in March (at the Breckenridge Brewery Farmhouse), you would have received a Swag Bag with a set of Thank You cards in it so you can give back by "thanking" someone in your sphere!
Check out Amy's perfect Thank You note template here!
Hi There! I am Leah Ryan, Lead Publisher and Social Media + Event Coordinator for Housewives in the City here in Denver, Colorado! I have lived in Colorado my entire life, born and raised. My family has some deep Colorado roots and I am fascinated with anything related to Colorado History!
I love to spend time with my boyfriend, cook, read, use my creativity in every aspect possible and if there is a puppy around... that is where my attention will be! Please come introduce yourself to me if you see me out and about and especially at one of our monthly Ladies Night Out events! XOXO - Leah