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Team Leaders

Friendship. Fun. Freedom. These have become the themes of my daily life.

One of the things I love most about this business is the incredible friendships that I have formed over the past 6 months. Not only have I gained friends among my colleagues, but I have also gained some amazing friends in my customers, and even those who are just in ...

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Mariska & Adam - Wedding Day

I wish I had these for my wedding last year!

 Last year on this day I was one month away from marrying my best friend. I worked so hard over the months before to be healthy and fit for my wedding day. I ate healthy, I watched my portions, I worked out everyday so I would fit into my dress ...

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Mariska on Mondays

I used to dread Mondays…

I used to dread Mondays…  I used to start thinking about my work week on Sunday afternoons. My entire Monday evenings would be spent stressing out about how much I REALLY did’t want to go into the office the next morning to spend my whole week in a windowless cubicle, ...

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Delicious Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce Recipe

One of my favorite comfort foods is pasta. And although I have a gluten sensitivity, I still love to get my spaghetti or lasagne on every once in a while, but I use a great trick to avoid the gluten as well as the carbohydrates in pasta, and level up on the healthiness ...

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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans - Cooked!

Recipe: Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken

I’m always on the lookout for easy, healthy and delicious meals to add to my rotation and in the winter months that often involves my crockpot! This was my first try with this cilantro chicken recipe, and it turned out awesome! Recipe Details: Prep Time: 15 minutes Crockpot Cooking Time: 6-8 hours on Low ...

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Recipe: Apple Butternut Squash Soup

I’m a HUGE soup lover, so I thought I would give this delicious looking apple butternut squash soup a try with the surplus of apples I picked from my parents’ trees. I had a fairly small butternut squash to work with, so I cut the recipe in half – an ...

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Apple Crisp - 21 Day Fix Approved

Recipe: The Best Healthy Apple Crisp

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about this apple crisp recipe when I first read about it – mostly because there is no butter or no sugar in it. But I thought, “Hey! I have a TON of apples from my parents trees, so I may as well give ...

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Are You a Dreamer?

This Opportunity Could Make Your Dreams Come True!

If you’ve been following my blog and social media for a while, you know that financial freedom, time freedom and location independence have always been important to me. These are things that I have dreamed about for quite a while. For years I have been working a day job, and taking on ...

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A "Freedomist" Is Born

A “Freedomist” Is Born!

[This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10] Wow! That 10 days just FLEW by! Today is the last post in my 10 Day Blog Challenge with Natalie Sisson. And as this blog post says, I am now a “Certified Freedomist!” What is ...

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The Work/Freedom Balance of Location Independence

The Work/Freedom Balance of Location Independence

[This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9] My first location independence experience was in Bali. My aunt has a home in North Bali, so I decided to spend a month there to take a break from the riffraff of home with a ...

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