Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

Welcome to Thrifty Thursday~ A place to share and be inspired~
 “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein 

 I am co-hosting Thrifty Thursday with my friends 
Bonnie - From Nature to Nurture and Lindsey - Apple of Mama's Eye

 This past weekend I was visiting my family in NY, and ended up buying a few extra things ... which wasn't so great as our bags were packed coming down as it was! So we made a trip to "Savers" (I guess just like Goodwiil) and I found a perfect, brand new, suitcase for only $8.99! I wish I had thought to take photos, sorry!! 
I was so happy with this deal, I also got 5 books (romance novels :) ) for $8 and a cute dress for $8 as well! I could've just kept on shopping, but we had so many more places to be that I ran out of time!!

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope to see you again for next weeks Thrifty Thursday!! 


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A New Challenge is Starting!

A New Challenge is Starting!!!!

Imagine This

You lose your fat FOREVER!!!!

We tell you exactly what to eat & show you how to exercise (in 3 minutes a day) for 90 days
We show you how to keep it off for another 90 days!
(Elizabeth Heasley & Bonnie Donahue)
You will receive your favorite flavored, yummy health smoothies and snacks. (The ones that actually fill you up but don't weigh you down!)  They are designed to help burn the fat while maintaining your muscle.  (You need the muscle to keep your metabolism up- that's a great thing!)
You will not go hungry!! (You will not be hungry while you turn your body around!  We provide a meal by meal online program...Basically, you will not need to think about it.  You just start losing the inches.
You set the goals, we set the plan! (Each plan is designed for you!)  We have plans for you to turnaround your body and shape, stay lean and mean AND a maintenance plan so you never gain it back....EVER!!!
You will also get an accountability online program to keep track of your progress.  You will also be able to post updates directly on to Facebook (with pictures if you want-we know how you like posting pics of food!)
You will be part of our Body Turnaround Challenge online forum!  You will join other like-minded and focused people to keep you on track.  You will have access to a personal trainer so you can ask fitness questions and the right answers!  You will also receive daily motivation so you will stay motivated and not fall off.
You will finally be able to wear your skinny jeans again! This is the only program that guarantees that you will burn ONLY FAT! So, you know your efforts will not only show it on the scale but you will literally see the inches falling off. You will exercise 3 minutes a day!
You will feel strong, motivated, and determined!  You will feel the best you have in a really long time.  You will be happy!
This program works and is doctor recommend!
"I lost a total of 50 pounds, 22 pounds in my first 90 days!" ~Lori
"First 90 days, I lost 38 pounds.  Our new baby gained a fit new daddy!" ~Zack
More info coming soon, but...

Mark your calendar now:

new challenge date
Be the first to know, get on the list today!
This may be your last opportunity!
Join here or leave a comment below!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Unlock Your Greatness!

Today, I am sharing a MUST event with you, that I myself will be attending, hosted by my friend and co-worker, Sarah Finks.  Sarah is a master in coaching women to achieve the life they want to have in their careers, relationships and homes.  What she speaks is golden and the opportunity to attend this FREE event is an opportunity not to be missed!  It is my honor and privilege to share this with you today. 
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Here are all the details from Sarah….
The Unlock Your Greatness Event
With a Free Pass for YOU!
January 28th – February 1st
Did you know that the majority of women today describe their life as fine?
There is certainly nothing wrong with fine. But have you ever imagined what a little bit of greatness in your life could do?
Now, I don’t know what you have going on and I’m sure you love your career, your relationships are kick ass, you are debt free, you feel great in your body, and leap out of bed each morning, just ready to attack the day.
But not everyone is experiencing this right now. There are a lot of women out there in crappy relationships, or uncomfortably single, getting divorced, staying in jobs that are suffocating, going into debt, frustrated with their kids, exhausted, bored, and settling.
I’m sure you may even know some folks that would love to improve their marriage, or find love, decrease debt, kick ass at work, and feel great in their bod. Maybe you do too!
But in order to really unlock your greatness, you need more than stardust. How about a roadmap and GPS from people who have already done it – and want to show you how to do it too?
The Unlock Your Greatness Event is that GPS. It’s an exclusive event designed to give you access to 14 amazingly successful women who have charted their own course to greatness for themselves …and who want to show you how to do it, too.
Plus, I’m honored and excited to be a speaker at the Event!
A full five days of valuable information about what it takes to make this the year that you finally unlock your greatness, all at no cost to you.
Won’t you join me? Sign up here to save your seat:
Don’t wait to register!  Space is filling up fast.

I can't wait for this event myself!! Sarah is amazing speaker and motivator!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bedroom Organizing

This week just continues to get away from me! We are heading into the middle of the first month of 2013, already! I know, I'm sorta rushing it, it's not even the 10th yet!! But it will be the 15th before you know it!!

Well, last weekend I decided I was done dealing with the mess of books and movies lying in piles in Riley's room. Luckily, for all of you, I forgot to take before photos! 

Here was our solution!
We went to Walmart and found a 3 shelf bookcase for $15.84, in white!

As you can see the cats even enjoyed it!

Here are the parts straight out of the box and also put together. Jax wasn't sure what to do with it!

Then I took it upstairs to her room and loaded all the books and movies. The movies are in alphabetical order (OCD, lol) but the books are more in groups by size.

Of course there is always more to do, but I am very pleased with this outcome and can't wait for Riley to see it!

What was your last home project?


Monday, January 7, 2013

The Challenge has started!

I am so excited to share this!  I mentioned back in this post that a new weight loss challenge was coming soon.  This isn’t just any weight loss challenge though, this is the one that can get you beyond “before” and “after” to your “happily ever after-after”!
We are all used to seeing before and after pictures, but what happens to so many of us is that the weight creeps back on!  This program is brought to you by the #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S. and they know what they are doing!  Shaklee 180 is powered by Leucine, which helps you maintain your lean muscle mass while you lose fat and inches.  More muscle = higher metabolism = better for your weight loss!
Check out these folks that have lost the weight and kept it off!

Here's my before photo and goals, I look forward to taking this challenge with all of you!! You can do it!


Don’t they all look great?  I could post so many more pictures!

Shaklee provides online support, a mobile app, quick work-outs, recipes, incentives and more!

I personally love the smoothees.  They are delicious and filling!
Best part is, you can get your products for FREE!!

For more info, click here!




Feel free to contact me with any questions or comment below!
Time to get your body back! :)


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Woohoo Liebster Award!

Thank you so so much to Parlo & Logi & Apple of Mama's Eye for nominating me for the Liebster Award!
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"Liebster" is a German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, or welcome.
The Liebster Award is granted to new, up and coming bloggers with great potential and fewer than 200 followers.
According to the rules of the Liebster Award, I am to answer 11 questions posed at the nominating website, choose 11 people to whom I will pass on this honor, and then make up 11 more questions which the new recipients must then in turn answer.

11 questions (from Parlo & Logi):
1. Where is your favorite place to eat?  A good home cooked meal :)
2. Why did you start blogging? To tell a story, and mean something. When I started Shaklee it gave me a good reason to start Healthy Higgins :)
3. Who is your biggest inspiration? My business leader - Jaima, at Ring Around The Rosies! She is so amazing and has been through so much and shares so much. I hope my blog turns out half as good as hers!
4. What’s your favorite song? Pretty much everything on the radio. I have to sing along even if I don't like the song. :)
5. What was your first ever screenname?
omg... something about Hope (days of our lives character) lol..
6. What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage? I rarely drink, and always have the worst time picking a drink when I do, but I like Cranberry & Vodka, Bloody Mary (spicy :) ), and an occasional light beer.
7. If you were stranded on a deserted island would you rather have electricity and your gadgets, or the actor/singer of your dreams? 
Electricity & gadgets :)
8. What do you do for a living? Office manager of a vendor to HSN & QVC, coordinating shipments and inventory, among other things. As well as my own Shaklee business.
9. If you could change your name, what would you choose? 
Hmm I've always loved my name, Jessica Ashley - my mom says it sounds like royalty heheh
10. Dinner or dessert?
Mmm dessert!
11. What high end/luxury item would you buy if money wasn’t an issue? 
My dream home

11 Questions (from Apple of Mama's Eye)
1. Do you have children? Yes, 1 step daughter, Riley (6 years old), and 1 Angel, Harmony (3 years)
2. Why did you start blogging? To tell a story, and mean something. When I started Shaklee it gave me a good reason to start Healthy Higgins :)
3. What is your favorite movie?
There are so many ... Def Easy A is one.
4. What do you do for a living? Office manager of a vendor to HSN & QVC, coordinating shipments and inventory, among other things. As well as my own Shaklee business.
5. Do you like to sew? I never really learned, but it looks cool I also think I'd like to!
6. What do you do to relax after a long day? Read a book
7. What is your favorite book? I read romance novels, I love them all really, I always think I've found my favorite then I read another :)
8. What is your favorite food? This is always a difficult decision for me .. I love pot roast though :)
9. How old are you? 27
10. What state do you live in? Florida
11. Who is your biggest inspiration? My business leader - Jaima, at Ring Around The Rosies! She is so amazing and has been through so much and shares so much. I hope my blog turns out half as good as hers!

11 Random things about me:
1. I have OCD... over the weirdst things :)
2. I was a cheerleader in 8th grade
3. I danced since I was 7 (tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, pointe, and some ballroom!)
4. I grew up on Long Island, and moved to Florida ...
5.  ... After I met my husband on Facebook!
6. I love to organize and rearrange our house, repeatedly :)
7. I would love to RV and see every state
8. A dream trip for me would be to London, Amsterdam & Paris
9. I love my niece (1) and nephews (5) like my own babies
10. I miss holidays with my family
11. My husband and I counted the weeks we were married for the first year.

11 questions for the nominees:
1. What is one thing you have always wanted to do but haven't (yet)?
2. Do you have children? 
3. Who is your biggest inspiration?
4. Why did you start Blogging?
5. What is your favorite movie?
6. What is your favorite food?
7. Where would you travel if you could go to only 1 place?
8. If you were stranded on a deserted island would you rather have electricity and your gadgets, or the actor/singer of your dreams? 
9. What is your favorite meal of the day (Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Dessert)?
10. What do you do to relax after a long day?
11. What is your favorite book?

11 Blogs I nominated:
1.  From Nature To Nurture
2.  It's Raining Jelly Beans
3. MightyCrafty
4. Jedi Craft Girl
5. Forever and a Recipe
6. Roses and Thorns
7. My Mind's Lens
8. Happy, Healthy & Domestic
9. Living the Good Life
10. Nicole Mikkelson
11. Pampered Daughter Thrifty Wife

Here are the rules should you choose to accept the award:
1. Thank your nominator and link back to the nominator’s blog in your post.
2. Answer the 11 questions posted by the nominator.
3. List 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
5. Nominate 11 other fabulous up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers for the Liebster Blog Award.


A Giveaway!

What a way to start off the New Year!!! With a Giveaway! Marcie Peterson at I Gotta Try That is hosting an amazing giveaway, with 14 bloggers (including myself!) and 1 lucky winner will receive over $350 worth of Goodies!!

Check it all out HERE and get your chance to win!!

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