Faith, Health & Wellness, MONAT, Other, Parenting

Life is Changing

Raising a family and being a responsible adult is HARD!!!  Trying to make the right decisions based on my faith and keeping our kids in line with our values is HARD!!  No one ever said, “Wow this adult thing and having a family is a piece of cake!!!” ever in the history of people!  Some days are much easier than others but the hard days or hard situation or seasons are a challenge.

I have talked a lot in the past about staying home with my kids and being about to teach them and have more time to do family things and instill my faith into my kiddos.  That has become my focus.  That is my goal. I went from full time to part time at my current job last summer then went back full time during tax season.  Tax season is over and I will be going back to part time within the next month!!  As excited as I am it is still part time which still limits how the days can go and the things we can do.  I am not complaining because that is what is going to work the best for our family at this time and what I believe God has in his plan for us.

You might remember a few months ago I posted about a new journey I started the end of February called MONAT!!  MONAT is a naturally based, anti-aging hair care company.  Let’s get back to using the things God gave us to use!!  I have been in direct sales on and off my who adult life and I can honestly say that I have NEVER found any company like MONAT!!  You are truly part of a family once you join even as a customer.  MONAT has a sister company that has been around for 16+ years and is still going strong.  Because of that MONAT was able to start completely debt free with zero overhead.

Wow!!!!  Do you know what that means?

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That means they have an amazing compensation plan for their Market Partners (Distributors)!!  Not only is it great but they throw out spectacular deals and extra cash earning opportunities all the time!!  Due to rules and regulations I am not able to share exactly what I have made with MONAT but I will tell you that going part time this summer will be very different than last summer and by different I mean much better and easier financially!!

Watch this quick MONAT Video!

MONAT has great family values and they want each and everyone one of us to succeed!!  I have never been able to make the kind of money I have made with MONAT in any other company.  I have a team of 15 right now and I just started the very end of February but didn’t really start working my business until the second week in March.  I think my favorite part of MONAT is that people can try it before they buy and there is a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!!!  Why not try the products!

A very unexpected blessing I have received since joining MONAT is the new twist it has created in my marriage!  As I said earlier, I have been in direct sales previously and my husband has never really been involved.  Not only does he love MONAT products for himself and our family, but he can see how it is blessing our family.  He knows how great the company is to us and he sees how excited and happy I am!  He sees the money I am making and the great leadership skills I am building.  He is more supportive than ever and it is improving our relationship.  We are kinda like business partners!  I just love what MONAT has done for my family. Oh and we all have great hair!!

I can see that MONAT is going to get very, very big and I am glad that I got in when I did.  This is a true ground floor opportunity and not only that but I am working toward Founder which will give me a part of the profit sharing!!  I am passionate about this company and helping people be able to reach their dreams no matter how big or small they are.  MONAT can get you there!!  Who wants to finally be able to go on that vacation you have been dreaming about or stay home with your family or pay off your debt?  I want to help you!!

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Contact me today to take your first step to financial freedom!!!

crystalstevenson.mymonat.com

rcworkshop2012@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/crystalstevensonmonat

God Bless

Crystal

Health & Wellness, MONAT, Other

MONAT-Modern Nature

A Decision has been made!!!

If you are not sure what I am talking about read my last post here.

I prayed a lot about this.  My husband and I talked about this.  I confided in my dear friend about this.  Then I signed up!!!

I joined a brand new (launched in October) company called MONAT (MOdern NATure).  MONAT is an all natural hair/skin care company.  The products have NO chemicals and are non toxic.  MONAT is based in the USA and the products are formulated in a state-of-the-art facility right here in the USA!

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MONAT is a revolutionary hair care line of naturally based treatment systems that address the effects of the environment, chemicals, product overuse and even aging.”

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MONAT is an amazing company that I am so excited to share with EVERYONE!!!  Not only do I want everyone to know about MONAT, I want everyone to try MONAT for FREE!!!!

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Contact me today for your free samples.  No obligations, no pushy sales person (I am not a pushy person) and no parties!!  This is not like any direct sales company.

Visit my site at http://crystalstevenson.mymonat.com

or my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/monat-modernnature.

Follow me on twitter, google+ and Pinterest as well!!!

You do not want to miss out on this!!!

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God Bless,

Crystal

Advocare, Health & Wellness, Other

Healthy Living

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My husband and I have been Advisors with AdvoCare for about 4 years now.  We became Advisors so we could get the products at a discount which is an awesome perk!!  We love the products and we have felt much better since we started using them.

For those of you that are not familiar with AdvoCare let me tell you a little about the company.  “AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.  Driven by a desire to help people improve their life nutritionally and financially, Charlie Ragus founded AdvoCare in 1993. He chose the name AdvoCare to communicate his commitment to be an advocate who cared.  Today, AdvoCare carries on with Mr. Ragus’ vision and commitment to offer products and an opportunity for financial freedom to people of all walks of life.”  (This information has been taken directly from the AdvoCare website.)

If you are looking for weight loss (24 Day Challenge), increased performance while working out (Performance Elite), energy ( Energy-Slam) or overall wellness we have what you need. There are products for everyone including children.  Our kids love the Rehydrate which is so much better than Gatorade!!!

To find out more, check out our website.  You can order directly from the site which ships to you or you can message me to place your order.  Contact me if you have any questions about the company, the products or to start a new opportunity to make some money!!

http://www.advocare.com/09054000

Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless, Crystal

 

 

Faith, Health & Wellness, Other, Parenting

End of a Season

This season has come to an end.

Seasons

That statement means a lot of things for my life at the moment.  Many things are changing and as I am very excited, the butterflies in my stomach are going wild!

What am I talking about…

1. I work in a law office and we do income taxes.  A few weeks ago we finished another successful tax SEASON:)

2. I think the winter SEASON is over but up here in northeast Iowa I wonder if that is really the case as it has been cold and rainy.   The Spring season needs to hurry up and get here.

3. I had talked in previous posts about quitting my job and staying home with my kids.  That plan has changed a little.  With much prayer and many conversations with my husband, we have decided that I will keep working but only part time (two days a week  or so) for now and see how it goes.  So a new SEASON in my career and parenting has arrived!

4. This goes along with spring (if it ever comes).  Since I will be home much more I will be working in our large family garden, freezing, canning, etc. to go along with our goal of living a healthier, more “green” lifestyle!  We have also talked about possibly raising chickens so if anyone has any advice in that are, I would appreciate any tips for beginners.  I haven’t a clue how to tackle that SEASON!!

Many things are ending and many new exciting things are beginning.  My growing faith has had a huge role in the changes and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!

My goal for my blog is to post more regularly so stick around for more!!

Health & Wellness, Saving Money

Green Machine Wanna Be!!

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For awhile now I have wanted to start using “green” products and food in my home but who has time for that??? Not me. But this past year my family had been sicker than usual so my desire to go green skyrocketed. Since Pinterest is one of my best friends I went on a pinning frenzy!!

I have pinned many things in the past with the thought of going back later to read that or print that but it rarely happens. Until today…we’ll actually until about a month ago but that doesn’t sound as good as “today!”

Anyway where was I going with this? Oh yes…I have reorganized my boards on Pinterest and I have been reading and printing!!! We have been trying many of the tips and tricks to help simplify our lives but the best part is that today (it really was today) I made my first green all purpose cleaner!!! The sticky stuff on my cedar chest, made by my grandpa who is no longer with us, threw me over the edge.

The cleaners you buy in the store stink so bad I can’t help but wonder what I am breathing in. You know it is bad when your 14 year old daughter says we should try something else!!

Wow!! Making the cleaner was not only easy but it was cheap AND I had all 3 ingredients on hand and I bet you do too!!

All Purpose Cleaner~from Pinterest
1 cup Hydrogen Peroxide
2 cups water
1/2 cup lemon juice

Mix well and put in a spray bottle. You can clean anything even sticky stuff that only a few small boys would know where it came from!! This was a good day.

If you want to see what really cool things I have pinned check out my Pinterest page!!

God bless you all and have good week!

~Crystal

Faith, Health & Wellness

I AM Made for MORE!!

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On my new life journey, I am doing an online Bible study along with my cousin.  The study is called Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst through Proverbs 31 Ministries.  I am on a new journey in my life and included in my journey is growing my relationship with God.  He is the center of my life and he is becoming the foundation of my family.

You will often hear me refer to God and how he impacts my life.  So with that said, this study is very encouraging and is really making me think about my issues with food.  Now this study is focusing on food but many people have issues with things other than food.  This study would be beneficial for many issues we face.

I am learning many things about myself and last week we talked about the excuses we have for not being healthy.

Boy is my list long!

I want you all to watch this short video about over ruling our excuses.  WE ALL have them but we need to over rule them and just make the right choices.

I know that is easier said than done, but this video is very cool!!!  Plus Niki and Melissa crack me up:)  So check it out here:  http://youtu.be/FvKMXqy7E78.

Please feel free to comment on what your thought are about the video or give any ideas/suggestions you have for being healthy.  Let’s all take care of the bodies God gave us.  It pleases God when we make choices that prove our commitment to Him!!  Have a wonderful rest of the day.