Personality Test~ What Color are You?

Personality Test~ What Color are You?

We communicate all day long. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could “speak the language” of everyone we are talking to? As a mom of three kiddos, wife and #bossbabe, I come into contact with lots of color personalities EVERY day!!. So, I am going to keep this as simple as possible:

  • First you need to learn YOUR color/type.
  • Second everyone that you communicate with needs to know their color/type. Or if they are too young, you can help them figure it out. 
  • Watch the videos below  and the word graph to determine your color/type 

GREEN

RED

YELLOW

BLUE

Are you a GREEN, RED, YELLOW and BLUE personality? Maybe you are a mix of two or even three? Maybe you are one color at work and one at home?

  • Green make up 35% of the population. They are indirect and self-contained. They are totally left-brained, logical and analytical.
  • Yellow make up 35% of the population. They are indirect and open. These people are right-brained. They are creative and they are great on relationships; but this Color is the best at using both sides of their brain. Their left side is logical and analytical; so they really do a great job of using both sides of their brain.
  • Red make up 15% of the population. They are direct and self-contained. They are left-brain logical and analytical.

  • Blue make up 15% of the population.  They are direct and open. They are right-brained. Matter of fact, they are very creative and they are big on relationships. They are the most right-brained of all the Colors.

I am a dominant red personality with some green in there too. I like to take charge, I am super competitive (If there is a prize to win, you can bet that I am going for it), I will become a millionaire in the near future and I am currently learning about investing, I like for my inbox to be a zero, my favorite part of my biz in creating relationships, but I don’t love the follow ups. 

If you look in my purse, my green comes out. I have everything organized. My makeup in one bag, my essential oil in another, my wallet (which is also organized), my pens are in a pen holder in my purse and there is the perfect pocket for my phone too! In my home and biz, I have systems for everything…the smoother something can run, the better. My computer is organized like my purse. I have every folder, and subfolder organized in a way anyone can find it. My contacts are in a spreadsheet, with about 6 diff ways to organize the so I can find the info the fastest. I love planners (i probably have an addiction of sorts). I like to feel as organized as possible. One of my personal development loves is learning how to be better organized or on time management. I have to have the best gadgets if I feel like they will help save me time. 

With Love and Simple Solutions,

Fit Friday Week 17

Fit Friday Week 17

Warm-up and cool down for 5-10 minutes each

For a full description of each exercises and photos, go to my friend Alicia’s Exercise Technique Manual Here.

Complete 3 Rounds for time

30 sec Speed Skaters

15 Frog Jumps

30 sec High Knees  

15 Plank Jacks

30 M Grapevine (both ways)

15 Floppy Burpee

30 sec Skaters

15 Reverse Lunge to Knee Raise 1-1

For a complete list of instructions on how to perform these exercises download the Technique Manual that my friend Alicia graciously put together.

With Love and Simple Solutions,

SUPERfood Granola that will AMAZE you how simple it is to make!

SUPERfood Granola that will AMAZE you how simple it is to make!

I LOVE snacking on a little something sweet and savory. Yesterday I whipped up this batch of granola in about 5 min. 
SUPERfood Granola Recipe:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Mix the following dry ingred in a big bowl

1 cup raw almonds

1 cup raw cashews

1 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1 cup raw sunflower seeds

2 cups gluten free oats

1/2 cup millet

1 tbs paprika

1tbs cinnamon

Add the following wet ingredients:

3/4 to 1 cup of my Homemade apple butter 

1/4 cup molasses

Mix all the ingredients together till all the dry ingred are coated.

Spread on two baking sheets

Place Baking sheets on two different shelves in oven and bake for 30 min. Stir mixture and switch the sheets in oven (meaning the one on the lower shelf is moved to the higher shelf and the one on higher shelf goes to lower shelf) and bake 30 more min. Stir mixtures again and switch shelves one more time. Bake for 15 minutes more and then turn off oven. Allow mixture to cool in oven for 2 to 3 hours.

Place in large ziplock bag and add (I find it easiest to mix in the bag)

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup gogi berries (SUPERfood)

1/2 cup cacao nibs (SUPERfood)

1/2 cup dried dates

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Transfer your SUPERfood granola to glass jars and store anything you are not going to eat immediately in freezer! I am sure it will store perfectly for months in freezer, but in NEVER lasts that long in our family!

With love and simple solutions,

DIY- Cleaning with Essential Oils #easy #doterra

DIY- Cleaning with Essential Oils #easy #doterra

Each April I think of SPRING CLEANING. I like to go through every room of my house and get rid of bags of kids clothes that are outgrown, donate toys that are no longer played with and pair down on my collection of books, shoes, and purses.   

Every month over in our EO Junkies FB page we host a FREE FB specialty class. It only seemed fitting that our class this month was on Cleaning With Essential Oils (and a few other natural ingredients).

These are some of my tried and true fav’s that I have been using for the last year or so, along with a few new ones I can’t wait to use (like the “bleach” alternative)!!! I hate the smell of bleach and LOVE the smell of my essential oils, so if I can smell something that will uplift my mood while I am cleaning…double bonus!  

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do. If you have a favorite not listed, let me know so I can try it and add it to our growing recipe list! 

SOFT SCRUB

Ingredients:

  • ¾ rounded cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup liquid Castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon distilled water
  • 8 drops  Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops  Lime essential oil


Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine baking soda and Castile soap with a wire whisk.
  2. Stir in water.
  3. Add essential oils and whisk until smooth. Consistency should be a soft paste.
  4. Store in an airtight container out of the sun.

ALL PURPOSE SPRAY

  • 1, 32 oz glass bottle (i recycle my Braggs ACV bottles) and I saved all my old cleaner spray tops as I was getting rid of them
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 20 drops lemon oil or any combo of citrus oils
  1. put all ing in spray bottle and gently shake before each use

 

WINDOW CLEANER 

  • 1, 16 oz glass bottle
  • 1 1/2 cups vinegar
  • 1/2  cup water
  • 8-10 drops grapefruit or any combo of citrus oils
  1. all ingredients in spray bottle and gently shake before each use

 

WOOD POLISH

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 drops ESSENTIAL OIL (e.g., Arborvitae, Lemon, Orange)
  • Add ingredients to an 8oz glass spray bottle.
  • Spray to protect wood furniture and wood floors.
  • Arborvitae is great for preserving wood.

 

DIY “BLEACH”

  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution)
  • 1/2 TBS lemon juice
  • 3 drops Lemon ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Add Lemon ESSENTIAL OIL to a 4oz colored glass bottle.
  • Add peroxide and lemon juice.
  • Add water. Shake well.
  • Lasts 2-3 months if stored out of sunlight

DISH SOAP

  • 2 cups castile soap, unscented
  • 20 drops Lime ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 8 drops Lemon ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 6 drops CITRUSBLISS Blend ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Add ingredients to a mason jar.
  • Secure a pump top by using a canning lid.
  • Use 1-2 tbs to each load of dishes.

ONGUARD CONCENTRATE DIRECTIONS

  • MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: Mix 2 tbs of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
  • BATHROOMS: Mix 3 tbs of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
  • DISHES: Mix 3 tbs of concentrate per gallon of water.
  • TOUGH JOBS: Apply concentrate directly on designated area and let soak.
  • CAUTION: Avoid direct use of concentrate on hardwood floors and natural stone.

With Love and Simple Solutions,

Rise and Shine BREAKFAST Challenge!!

Rise and Shine BREAKFAST Challenge!!

Rise & Shine Breakfast Challenge:

Are you one of the 12% that don’t eat breakfast or one of the more than 50% of people who skip it at least once a week!?  

I’m sure you’ve heard this a hundred times….but breakfast REALLY is the most important meal of the day!

People who skip breakfast will usually say it’s because they do not have enough time, would rather hit the snooze button, or simply do not have anything to eat at home.

THIS —-> Research has found that “skipping breakfast is associated with a significantly higher risk of obesity.”

And that’s not it!  If you eat a healthy breakfast…

  • It has been proven to improve spatial and short-term memory in children
  • It will boost your energy levels throughout the day
  • It will enhance your ability to concentrate, focus, and get stuff DONE!
  • It means you’ll be MORE likely to exercise more often
  • It means you’ll be less likely to drink alcohol and smoke

Want a few great options to choose from for a healthy breakfast!?  

Here’s a link to some easy to make and nutritious breakfast recipes: http://greatist.com/health/healthy-fast-breakfast-recipes

Your challenge this week is to kick-start your day with a healthy breakfast!  No excuses allowed!

Are you in? Let me know in a comment below!

Also, if you have any favorite healthy recipes for breakfast, please share them with us in the comment below!

(reference: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/158/1/85.full)

With Love and Simple Solutions,