Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year! 


Sharing the highlight reel of my favorite New Year's nail art manicures from my GelMoment sisters! 

Do you have a favorite of your own?

Sending so much love and light to everyone that 2021 brings more peace, pleasure and prosperity   💕

Be as Bold as your GelMoment polish! 

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

National Bacon Day!

 So how do you enjoy your bacon? Are you a traditional bacon lover, a thick slice bacon lover or do you enjoy the peameal bacon version of bacon? 

Over here I am the only one whose not a lover of the peameal bacon but I love me some thick slices bacon! 

#nationalbaconday #bacon #baconlovers #nomnom #keto #lowcarb #grainfree #autoimmunedisease #glutenfree 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Love it or Leave it?

 What do you think? Love it or Leave it with this colour palette for Winter inspired manicure?

For me I think GelMoment Distributor and Nail artist Ebony Wylie has knocked this manicure out of the park! I love the red and black combo with the snowflakes ❄️ 

GelMoment polish palette: 

Raven's Kiss

Quasar Chrome

Clearly Frisky 

Lovee Dovee

Matte'r Effect 

Be as Bold as your GelMoment Nail Polish! 


Live, Laugh, Love

Be Totallyawake4-life 

#gelmoment #gelpolish #gelnails #nails #nailart #diymanicure #homesalon #homespa #cleanbeauty #nontoxic #5free #glutenfree #veganfriendly #spadayathome 

Monday, December 28, 2020

DoTerra inspired Hangover Survival Kit

 Who has plans to send 2020 out with the BANG it deserves? I am so ready to close the door on this past year and am hopeful that 2021 will bring growth and prosperity back to the forefront as we round the curve on the pandemic now that vaccines are rolling out and treatment options for Covid are increasing!

This DoTerra Hangover kit is a great little gift to yourself or pin it for next year when we can hopefully have guests as it makes a cute little gift idea for party guests who stay the night to avoid drinking and driving!

Hangover Survival bag:🎉
📍 Water bottle
📍 On Guard® (protective blend)Toothpaste (sample size)!
📍 Breathe® (respiratory blend) Drops
📍 Peppermint beadlets
📍 Small sample size honeys (honey sticks work great) and some herbal tea
📍 Samples size oils (ideas support digestion/nausea such as peppermint, lemon, ginger or the DigestZen blend!)

Stay safe this New Year!

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life



Sunday, December 27, 2020

New Year - New Opportunities?

Would an extra stream of income in the New Year be helpful for you and your family? 

Have you ever thought about Aloette and how it could help you financially, and emotionally? 

With Aloette you can literally be making extra money, right from your house!!! Our franchise president has an Opportunity video here with all the benefits!

Message me today for more info on how to start AND don't MISS this bonus on for January!!

Get comfortable in the skin your in! 

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Boxing Day sale

 Whoot - stay safe this Boxing Day with online shopping options!  

All day and night on December 26th Eastern time for North America and AWST for Australia, you can get ANY individual bottle of Gel Polish on my website for a 20% discount!

Shop online here:

This is a great opportunity to get those colours you've been wanting!

No discount code required, prices on the website will already be reduced by 20% during the sale. 

ONE DAY ONLY. Purchases made outside the sale times will not be eligible for the promotion.

Valid ONLY on individual polish bottles. This promotion does not apply to any polish sets, top coats or the Build Your Own Collection set.

May be purchased with half off coupons or Gel Cash. While supplies last.

Be as Bold as your GelMoment Nail Polish! 

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Be Totallyawake4-life
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Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas Manicure tutorial

 Love being a member of my GelMoment team -  the Golden Files! 

We have a group where we challenge each other to do nail designs or techniques every other Friday night! One person volunteer to do the tutorial video live while we watch/play along! 

This time some of us participated with this Holiday manicure!

Check out the how to video here:

So we picked an inspiration from Pinterest and than recreated  it on either of own nails, a child’s nails or practice nail slicks! 

This challenge is so awesome as it helps to showcase how designs and nail art can look awesome on nails of all lengths! How anyone can create cool nail art with the right tools and a little creative inspiration!

Come join my Totallyawake4-life & Nailin’ It! group on Facebook and show me yours! 

Be as Bold as your GelMoment nail polish!

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Do you like to be rewarded for partying with friends?

Having worked for several direct sales companies I know that our hostess rewards program is already amazing!

However as a thank you to our hostesses for helping to jump start our calendar in the New Year we are offering DOUBLE HOSTESS BENEFITS for parties held between Dec 26 - Jan 23rd
Yes that is correct! 

Check out the details below!
Booking virtual parties for you and three friends or more will get you 😊
⭐️200 show = 200 in products for 40
⭐️300 show = 300 in products for 40
⭐️600 show = 400 in products for 40
⭐️1000show - 500 in products for 40
Due to Covid all parties are currently being done 'virtually' via Facebook, Zoom, What's App or a combination of social media platforms depending on Hostess preference! And unlike pre-covid for the first time ever virtual party's are eligible for hostess benefits!
If you'd like to book a virtual party shoot me a message via Facebook cause I would love to help get you products at such great savings PLUS help to get others starting off the New Year helping to ensure their skin is thriving!
Be comfortable in the skin your in!
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Need a Teacher gift?

With Covid causing chaffed and splitting hands around the world due to all the increased hand washing having a healing hand cream is the PERFECT gift this holiday season! 

Aloette's certified organic Aloe Vera packed Hand Couture and Hand & Body lotion are MUST haves for everyone with hands!

Make sure to come join my Awaken to Aloette VIP group on Facebook to ensure you get the best possible bang for your buck with our amazing product lines! 

Be comfortable in the skin you're in!

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life
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Monday, December 14, 2020

Adult Gummies

Making some “adult” gummies! Thanks to Lynn over at Healthy Keto Lifestyle community for the recipe inspiration I tweaked it a bit 😝


  • 2 scoops Keto Nat - I used Splash 
  • 1 tbsp Torani Black Cherry (optional I just wanted to compliment the watermelon/grapefruit in the Splash and add some colour to them cause alone they were flesh coloured!
  • 4 tbsp Unflavored Gelatin  
  • To make them “adult” I added 40 mg CBD oil so works out to about .5 mg to each gummy that’s an optional  ingredient too ;) 


  • Melt Keto Nat in 1 cup room temperature water than add 1 cup boiled water (not boiling) 
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine and melt gelatin and mix in oil. 
  • Pour quickly into molds re-stirring as needed to keep gelatin and oil evenly mixed!  
  • Cool in fridge for couple hours until firm and pop out or molds! 

Serving size depends on CBD oil tolerance.

Bon Appetite 

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life
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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Love that Aloette Gives Back ...

 THANK YOU!!! Every order in the month of November, helped make this happen!!

We had a record breaking month and a record breaking donation this year to Citykidz!! $7000 will go a long way in making a difference in this program! 
I can't thank you enough for allowing me to be your Aloette Beauty Consultant! It truly is an honour and I appreciate every single customer and hostess!! 
Susan Morris from City Kidz on the left and Aloette General Manager Brad Goodwin on right.
Be comfortable in the skin your in!
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Be Totallyawake4-life
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Supporting your local small businesses is more important than ever!

Love this message!

We all know that Covid has been so hard on everyone but those on the bottom of the pyramid of our culture - the small guy the front line work and the small independent local businesses have been hit SO hard because they do not have the huge profit buffers that the wealthy and large chain stores do to suddenly adapt to the changes Covid has brought! 
I am one of those who suddenly found their small early learning business as well as my side hustles closed due to Covid restrictions and unexpectedly without an income and unfortunately with no 'financial buffer zone' of savings because there is no profit n the early learning sector and the years prior had been lean due to changes in my field making it harder to be fully enrolled despite the demand FOR childcare services the 'rules' make it hard to meet that demand! 

Supporting small local business is a passion of mine - now do not get me wrong it is not that I want to send the message that having dreams to grow ones business 'BIG is wrong or that business franchises/chains or large corporations are inherently known for putting profits above customer service. I shop franchise/chains/big business too it is just that when it comes to certain goods and services where I have a choice to support one or the other I prefer to kind of personalized customer service that tends to come with the 'small family owned' type businesses! 
Supporting your local small businesses each and every day need not cost a penny .... positive word of mouth and referring those in your life who MAY or ARE looking to shop for something or find a local service is the next BEST thing .... reality is that when you take two seconds to write a positive review, when you follow them on social media, authentically engage in a post by commenting, liking or sharing things that speak to you from their business pages than you become their volunteer marketing team and you save them from having to spend huge amounts of money that are often not in the budget of small business just to 'sponsor/boost' posts on social media to get that same reach!
It costs you nothing but a click of your mouse but it benefits them greatly - like we say in early childhood education 'sharing is caring!
What can you do TODAY to support a local small business? ?Tell us about YOUR favorite local small business in the comments! 
Live. Laugh. Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Spinach Riccota Dip

Are you totally missing 'potluck' season thanks to Covid shelter at home and keep in your bubble mandates too? There is no reason we cannot have 'virtual' parties to maintain our traditions  .... make a few of your favorite potluck items in smaller quantities, set up a Zoom or Facebook chat room and grab a glass of wine or your favorite festive beverage and do the virtual sharing of good times! 

 It might be 'different' but in my humble opinion we really need to try to keep our focus on the blessings we have to be facing this world wide pandemic in 2020 vs 1920! We have the benefits that modern technology offer us to remain connected, to access the things we 'need' via online shopping and quick delivery to make sheltering at home more viable! 

100 years ago when the Spanish Flu caused a world wide Pandemic after the war resulting in similar lock downs to help flatten the curve and manage the health care needs of society - they were truly stuck at home ALONE with only those in their households and it was not easy for arranging for the 'delivering' of groceries or supplies and no ability to 'work from home' via Zoom or Internet connections!  

It may not be 'ideal' but we have so many more options today!

Spinach Ricotta Dip
Ingredients needed:
1/2 cup of frozen chopped spinach
3/4 cup ricotta
1/4 cup Parmesan
Pinch Red pepper flakes
Pinch Garlic powder
1 tsp Epicure Spinach dip seasoning
1.Mix ricotta, spinach and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese in a small baking dish. Add a dash of garlic powder, red pepper flakes, Epicure seasoning. Top with remaining cheese.
2. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
3. Enjoy with homemade grain free crackers (posting one of my favorite adaptions below) or Whisps or veggie sticks! 

Cheddar Asiago Crackers - adapted from Carol Ketchum's recipe

1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/3 cup of Epicure Macaroni Cheese Seasoning or add a pop with the Ooey Gooey Queso
1/2 cup finely grated Asiago cheese (could sub Parmesan)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsp melted butter
2 egg whites


Preheat oven to 225F.

In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well.

Add in butter and egg whites and stir until a cohesive dough forms.

On a large cookie sheet, roll out into a rough rectangle between sheets of parchment paper to desired thickness. Can be made very thin, but make sure that it is of even thickness all over so the edges won’t burn before the middle crisps up.

Remove top layer of parchment. With a sharp knife, score into desired size of cracker - craving pita's cut them in triangles for that nice 'pointy dip' option!

Bake one hour or until firm and edges are crispy. Turn off oven and leave crackers in oven another half hour to an hour. 

Bon Appetite 

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Be Totallyawake4-life

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

How stinking cute are these?


 Love how Artisan team member Leah used some clear ornaments, window sheets, faux snow and the Peace and Joy dies from this bundle to create stunning sparkly ornaments! 

Image may contain: text that says 'Joy Bright Artisan TAMPIN-UPI LEAH FEDYNAK peace' 

 This Peace & Joy bundle is a true stunner! So many amazing home decor and hostess gifts you can make with it!

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Happy Stampin'

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Extending your GelMoment manicure!

 As if I was not already in love with GelMoment - 3 cool ways to extend your manicure even longer!

This is such a money and time saving tip if you are still loving your colour palette and want to extend it! 

Admittedly my own biggest challenge is resisting the urge to change out my colour to match my outfit every day because our easy removal system and over 85 colour choices and one minute manicure cure makes it SO EASY to do! 

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 
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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Sunday Challenge with the Scrapbook Nerds

 Guest designing today for the Scrapbook Nerds & Friends on Facebook and this week it is my turn to choose the Weekly Challenge! I have chosen to invite people to Get Embossed! I chose to use a fun alternate way to emboss but you can choose to play along with traditional embossing powder technique OR share another one with us!!!

 I made a super fast tutorial for this quick and easy Hot Glue Gun embossing technique! 

I paired my technique with this adorable stamp set from the Scrapbook Nerds - My Favorite Things Sassy Pants Holidays for my inside sentiments!

I hope you come join us on Facebook and play along for a chance to win $10 gift certificate from the Scrapbook Nerd online store! 

Happy Stampin'

Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life

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