Thursday, September 25, 2014

Changing Lives with It Works!

So much has changed the past 3 months!

If you follow my Blogs then you probably read my post called "Shedding the baby weight!" where I talk about how I lost my last 10 pounds of baby weight with the It Works supplements "Thermofit" & "Fat Fighter" and then I got my jeans to zip by using "Ultimate Body Applicator" body wraps! I also mentioned that I became an It Works Independent Distributor.

A few weeks later I blogged about "That Crazy Wrap Thing..." and I tried to answer some of the FAQ that are asked about that crazy wrap thing!

Well lets fast forward 3 months later and here we are and my life & many other lives have been completely changed!!!! The motto for It Works Global is "Friendship, Fun & Freedom" and boy the last 3 months have been full of all 3! I have also witnessed a ton of transformation as well and If you don't believe me then let me show you!


Do they really work??? That is the #1 question I am asked. Well...lets just say a company is not going to be featured in Success magazine and be ranked in the top 500 fastest growing private companies in the US in 2014 if the products they sell don't work! Here are a few pictures from my PERSONAL FRIENDS & OWN FAMILY who have used the wraps & other products and have experienced incredible results. If you tried a wrap and it didn't seem to work then chances are you were not given the proper directions and did not do something right, or you neglected to take pictures and measure so you were not able to see the change! 90% of people see results after just 1 wrap and 4 wraps are considered 1 FULL TREATMENT.

This is my Aunt Dawn Cranford!!!! I am so proud of her


I have been blessed to have some of the most amazing women in the world come along side me and join in on the business side of It Works Global. Basically they tried a wrap, fell in love and decided to make some money, while earning free It Works products and discounted wraps! One of my favorite things I have seen the last 3 months is not only the physical transformation for many of them as they have began a journey of healthy & wellness but the financial transformation as their businesses have taken off! You get what you put in, and It has been amazing to see some of my best friends & family members climb the ranks of this company and achieve countless bonuses & double and triple their pay checks each month! I think what has made this experience so wonderful is that I am getting to work along side my bestest friends & witness lives being changed.


It has been so FUN to get to come together with my amazing girlfriends & family and put on wrap parties and fun events TOGETHER!!!! It is so true that TEAM WORK makes the DREAM WORK! And we all truly have a One Team One Mission (OTOM) mentality! I have gotten so much closer to my girlfriends as we have gotten the pleasure to work together & even throw some of the most fabulous WRAP PARTIES ever!!! I have also had the chance to reconnect with old friends, high school friends, college friends & out of town friends as we have joined together in this crazy wrap adventure!  Here is a little look into some of our FUN times together the last few weeks.

My beautiful Mama and I


Freedom is one of the first words that comes to my mind when I think of the company It Works Global. I have never done any kind of network marketing in my life and I am not a salesperson but not only have these products won me over but I am in LOVE with this company. Not only is this a faith based company (who by the way is having a huge WORSHIP service the night before their annual Lime Light Conference) but this company is debt free and their whole mission is to HELP PEOPLE GET OUT OF DEBT!!!! There is freedom in living a debt free life and It Works Global gives thousands of people the opportunity to experience a life of freedom. Right now they have a TOO GOOD BONUS which means if a distributor enrolls 1 loyal customer and 1 distributor then they go into a drawing and 20 names are drawn and those 20 individuals get to have $20,000 of debt paid off! I was in tears as I watched them do this drawing in September and they are doing it again in October! Also they have the $10,000 GOOD BONUS which you receive by signing up and promoting to "diamond level" in 3 calendar months. I signed up to become a distributor on June 21st and guess what 3 months later I am a diamond level distributor!!! Yes you heard me correctly... I EARNED THE $10,000 GOOD BONUS TODAY!!! I did not expect this to happen and honestly it is only by the grace and favor of God that it did happen. This was not my plan at all...I signed up to get discounted wraps because I wanted to lose 10 pounds. Somewhere along the way I realized the opportunity that the Lord placed in my lap and I had to run with it! What has kept me going is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". So not only am I getting to experience financial freedom but I am doing it by helping other people get healthy, lose weight, and gain the confidence that they need so that they can walk in freedom believing that "they are fearfully and wonderfully made" Psalm 139:14.  I struggled with eating disorders for the majority of my adolescent years and I know how painful it can be when you are unhappy and insecure with your self image. I love that It Works offers healthy all natural, plant based, GMO-free supplements and Greens that help promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight loss! 

Anyone who sign up to be a an It Works Global Distributor and promotes to diamond level By Christmas will also get the $10,000 bonus!!! I am not the only one on my team who has earned it. My friend Ann Csincsak who I signed up under earned it, so did her husband Jessie and her mom Jeanne! There are so many others on our team who have also earned it!!!

My Fabulous Team!

My Why:

This company encourages us to come up with a "WHY" and that why is supposed to be why you are doing this business. Why do I want to be an It Works Global independent distributor. My why started out as "wanting discounted wraps" lol I know that sounds so pathetic but that was the truth. My why has completely changed over the last 3 months. MY WHY is now that I want the opportunity to get to bring in income while staying home with my girls. My husband works full time but one day we are praying that God will open the door and he will be able to go into full time ministry. If I can help us start saving and preparing for that, then we will be ready when the time comes & the door is opened! MY WHY is also that I want to help other people get out of debt and live a life of freedom. I have so many stay at home moms on my team who need extra income to get by and friends with thousands of dollars of student loans that  they want to pay off and women who have a dream to one day quit their full time job and be home with their kids. My team is full of women with dreams and whys of there own and I want nothing more than to be apart of their WHY's coming to pass!

There you have it...I have spent the last few months changing lives with It Works & being changed myself! :) If you are interested in joining this amazing company full of incredible women then please message me at or just go to and click "JOIN THE PARTY".  I would love to help coach you along the way to building your very own business and if you join by September 30th then you too could be eligible to receive the $10,000 GOOD BONUS!

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Cowgirl Birthday Party

A couple weeks ago we had a Texas style rodeo aka Cowgirl Josselyn's 3rd Birthday!

If you read my previous Blog post Planning a Cowgirl Birthday Party! then you know that I decided to go with a Cowgirl style party for my little Cowgirl. The rodeo turned out wonderful and all the cowgirls & cowboys had a blast horsin' around especially the birthday girl Josselyn! Here is a little look inside Josselyn's rodeo....

I mentioned before that this time we took the easy way out and instead of having to transform a ball room or backyard into a ranch we just had the party at a local ranch in McKinney. Story Book Ranch is so adorable and they have the cutest  little town on the property that consists of historic buildings that were hand picked and delivered to the ranch to preserve them. Josse's party was in a little authentic 1800's saloon called the "walk in waddle out saloon". The saloon was the perfect venue for the party! It is attached to a little hotel so there was plenty of room for the guests to walk around. I do wish the saloon would have been about 10 degrees cooler but luckily the kids did not seem to mind.  

I kept the Decorations pretty simple.  I just used a square pieces of burlap as the table cloths, red bandannas as toppers and then I filled mason jars & glass bottles with a spray of sunflowers & wild flowers. I set around a couple bales of hay that I am going to save and use for fall decorations and then I had a few cow print and red helium balloons bouquets.  My mom made a birthday banner with the good ol' Cricut and honestly that was all I did to decorate. 

I just loved the denim & red bandana plates & napkins. Those gems were from Oriental Trading Co! They went perfect with the rest of the decor.  

It has become a "tradition" for us to have a book for the guests to sign when they arrive. We have done this at all of Josse's parties:  (baby shower)  Cirque Du Bebe!, (1st birthday) An Under the Sea Mermaid Party!, (2nd Birthday) An Abby Cadabby Birthday Party and we continued the tradition with little sister (Jewel's baby shower) Julianna's Shabby Chic Baby Shower. And Jewel's 1st Birthday A Circus Birthday Party I found the cutest book "Three Years Old" that is full of nursery rhymes and the farm book cover went perfect with our little theme. I just loving having a memento that Josselyn will get to keep for the rest of her life. One day she will just love getting to look back and read all the sweet notes that her friends & family wrote in her special birthday book. 

When it comes to showers/birthdays, people of all ages love to win prizes! I always have the guests self address an envelope for a raffle. The guests have fun winning a prize and it makes it easy on me to send thank you cards because the envelopes are already addressed! I have done this at every party I have ever hosted, had, etc. At this party a red mason jar chalk board candle was the prize! 

Instead of party hats the little cowboys/cowgirls were given a cowboy/cowgirl hat as they came in! It was so cute seeing all the little kidos running around with their hats on at the party.

We kept the food simple and tried to go with Texas/ranch style food. We served beef sliders, chicken quesadillas, pigs in a blanket, howdy partner pasta, Texas style beans, country cooked green beans, frontier fruit & chips & salsa. (Shout out to the chefs MaryBeth, YaYa & GiGi)

I am a lover of sweets so we did have a few "saloon sweets" as well. There were hay bales on a stick (thank you LaLa), S'mores marshmallow pops (thank you Tinta), Sunflower cupcakes, old fashioned candy sticks & red vines. 


The cake was without a doubt the most important item of the party. Every time Josselyn was asked what she wanted for her birthday she would simple reply, "birthday cakes". She loves cake and so she got cake! I sent the cake designer 2 pictures of cakes I liked and she combined them and made a cake even more gorgeous than the photos I sent!  If you need a cake for your party I highly recommend The Sweet Life Cakery! Not only are the cake designs amazing but they taste delicious.

We kept the drinks "water hole" as simple as could be. We just had a canister of lemon/mint water and then another canister of lemonade!

Because we chose to have the party at a ranch we did not have to worry about providing any kind of  Entertainment. Instead, the ranch provided everything: pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo & even a jump house! 

The pony rides were a major hit and they took place right in front of the saloon so all of the parents could watch.

The Hay Rides were a blast for everyone! We all piled in and had a fun hay ride down to the petting zoo area!

Josse was a huge fan of the petting zoo! I decided to provide some "farm animal treats" so the little cowboys/cowgirls could feed the animals carrots and celery before they went in to the pet them.

For the party favors  we sent home "Happy Trails" trail mix. I am hoping the guests were able to take a baggie of trail mix before Josselyn and her cousin Aly decided to pick out every M&M with their little fingers! haha

I can honestly say that all if this  hard work party planning paid off when I saw how much FUN Josselyn was having at her party with all of her friends & family (70+ of them!)  We are so grateful to have all of these wonderful people come and celebrate our precious Josse Grace. She truly is loved but not only John & I but a whole heard of family/friends.

All though I TRIED to keep this party simple it still required quite a bit of work and preparation. I am beyond thankful for my mama who is always there to help me with every single detail as well as my sweet friend Christina who is a graphic designer, caterer, baker, etc.  Here we are the 3 amigas!

There you have it... Cowgirl Josselyn's 3rd Rodeo
Happy Trails...

*Cake: The Sweet Life Cakery
*Pictures: Ann Clarke Photography

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