Farm Fresh To you

Looks whose Farm Fresh to You box came! Woot! I absolutely love this service. Since I’ve become an Arbonne consultant, I’ve learned a lot about eating organic, fresh fruits and veggies!

Here’s how it works: 

1. You sign up to receive a box either weekly or bi-weekly. 

2. Up to two days before your delivery, you log into your account and pick the fresh produce you would like to be delivered directly to your door! It’s fully customizable! 

3. The produce is fresh, organic and grown on local farms. 

4. You can order more than just fruits and veggies. They have fresh pies, jams, eggs, dairy and so much more! 

I also wanted to note that some fruits and veggies are okay to NOT be organic, while others you definitely want to be organic! Just reach out if you’d like to know which ones! 

If you’d like to check this service out, and see if they deliver to your area, just click this link. And… if you like a good discount, USE CODE: ASHL3587 to save $15 off your first box!

Happy, Healthy shopping!


Lifestyle, Motivation & Inspiration

World Kindness Day 2020

Today, November 13, 2020 is World Kindness Day! This is one of my favorite days of the year, because I’m a big fan of being kind, teaching others to be kind and kindness in general. I mean who isn’t? Well, unfortunately, not everyone is. This pandemic has brought out both the best and worst sides of people. It’s just the world we live in these days. But the only thing I can do about it, is spread the word and attempt to live my life being kind. I feel I’ve taught my kids to be kind at home with their words, and actions and at school as well. I teach them to go the extra mile. Hold the door open a little longer, pick up something someone dropped, give compliments, reach out to your Grandparents just to say “hello”, and smile! Such easy stuff! And I hope they teach their children to be kind as well.

So on this day, I thought I would share a little bit about what World Kindness day is from Inspire Kindness. Plus, us adults need a reminder from time to time to just SLOW DOWN and do something nice for someone now and again!

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. This day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, has the purpose is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations. 

Ways to Be Kind

Here’s a quick list also by Inspire Kindness:

“Being kind doesn’t need to look or be extravagant. Sometimes the simplest things make the most significant difference! Here are a few simple ideas and ways to be helpful on World Kindness Day in the workplace, at school, with your loved ones, or even while out running errands. Look for opportunities while you go through your day to infuse kindness into someone’s day. It’ll change their day and yours for the better!”

  • Smile when you walk by others
  • Write positive messages on post-it notes and leave them for people to find
  • Call a relative you haven’t spoken to in a while 
  • Tidy up around your house
  • Pick up trash you see on the ground outside and throw it in a garbage can
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Chat with a stranger and ask them about their day
  • Pay for a stranger’s coffee or meal
  • Compliment someone
  • Send a positive or encouraging text to five people in your contacts
  • Surprise someone with flowers
  • Tell a family member or friend you love them
  • Write a note on the receipt at a restaurant for your server 
  • Offer to help with someone’s errands
  • Give a surprise gift to someone you care about
  • Send a kind card or note to a friend
  • Surprise co-workers with home-baked cookies or treats
  • Plant a tree
  • Spend less time on your phone and more time with people you care about
  • Organize a workplace giving campaign
  • Offer a classmate help with homework
  • Talk to someone new
  • Practice gratitude
  • Volunteer
  • Give someone a hug

These all sound like some pretty easy ways to be kind! So get out there, (the day isn’t over yet!) and spread some KINDNESS & enjoy the rest of your day!

Lifestyle, Travel

A Trip Home

With the long, President’s Day weekend ahead of me last week, I decided to head to Westlake Village, Ca and visit some of my friends and family.  As always, I had a great trip home! After a great lunch with my Mom & Dad in Oxnard, I was able to go see my brother’s place in Port Hueneme.  He lives right at the end of the naval base and has the most stunning view of the ocean from his beautifully remodeled condo.

Later that evening, I was able to connect with my girlfriends from high school, where we attended the First Annual Valentine Wine Hop!  For just $40, my friend and I each received a five-flight tasting at three separate wineries. Plus, we received 25% off any bottle of wine we decided to purchase that evening. What a great deal!

Our first stop was Lucas Sellers. Located in a little industrial area of Moorpark, CA.  This place was absolutely adorable!  We honestly could have stayed there ALL night.  Not only was it adorable, but we enjoyed the wines and the overall ambiance.  It was so quaint and cozy, with comfortable couches and seating areas set up all over the place.  The place is also family friendly (babies and kids welcome!), the staff was super sweet and knowledgeable, and a band was getting ready to set up as we were leaving. I can’t wait to go back again.  We may never leave!

Another bonus for me in this location, is that there is a brewery across the way called Enegren Brewing.  My hubby doesn’t drink wine, so it would be a perfect place to hang out, as there are picnic tables between the two places where you can enjoy beer and wine together.  Unfortunately, you can’t bring beer into the winery, or wine into the brewery due to licensing restrictions, but the “in between” section covers it so we could easily hang out together.  There was also a food truck so you can grab some nibbles during your visit.

Our second stop was McGregor’s Craft Beer & Wine.  This place was great too! This is located in a quaint little strip mall, also in Moorpark.  There was a great little bar for tasting, games and plenty of seating for our group, as we collected a few more friends along the way.  We ordered an amazing charcutterie board, a flat bread pizza that was absolutely to die for and of course… our wine flight, which was also amazing.  We even brought home a nice bottle of Chardonnay. Also a huge plus for me, was their fabulous selection of craft beers.  I would highly recommend this for any fun date night! At this point in the evening, I admit, I forgot to take more pictures.  But I did snap a pic of our beautiful wine flight and the yummy chocolates they provided as a palate cleanser.  It was really good too!

We unfortunately started too late to make it to the last winery, Cavaletti Vineyards, and I’m super bummed about that! But I promise to make it back soon and check it out!

I’m so blessed to have had such and fun and productive trip. I was able to help out my Mother in Law with some stuff around her house, see both my Mom and Dad AND one of my brother’s, and on Sunday, I was able to see all three of my nephew’s, their wives, two great-nephew’s and meet (and hold) my great-niece, who is just as cute as a button! I thank God for my friends and family every day. They’re the ones who get me through!

Have a great rest of your week! xoxo