new job

Yesterday I got to do two of my favorite things, a photoshoot and talk about healthy living. More to come on the latter in a minute.


Our new friends and fellow AIA staff members here in Raleigh wanted a quick photoshoot for updated pics since they had a baby this summer. Here are a few of my favorites. πŸ™‚


I mentioned I also got to talk about healthy living yesterday. I have really enjoyed the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle over the past year or two. As a couple, Brian and I have committed to eating lots of veggies, hormone-free meats and dairy, going organic when we can afford it, exercising, and (something I feel is easily overlooked) choosing to rest. Part of what I also really enjoy is researching ways to make my home healthier. This includes getting rid of chemicals and other toxins as well as creating a space to relax. It’s easy to go crazy reading lots of hippy-articles on the web, thinking one needs to basically become Amish in order to be “healthy.” So for me, what it boiled down to was not only reading the labels on my food, but also on other products I use around the house. If you’ve ever tried to find the ingredients to Tide, Swiffers, Febreeze, or anything else, you know it can be a hard go. Even if you find some ingredients, you need doctorate-level degree in chemistry to understand what they actually are. (Side bar, if you do want to know what’s in your Windex, Glade, or other SC Johnson products, they created a great website called What’s Inside SC Johnson. IMO though, they’ve done their best to not appear like a chemical giant and go so far as to equate Windex with water… Sneaky sneaky.) That’s why when I discovered Norwex, I was hooked. And I’ve decided to sell it.


I don’t want this to seem like a commercial for why you should spend all of your money on my fancy new products. I just wanted to let you into my life a little more and give you some background as to why I decided to start this new job. In fact, I’d rather you spend your money buying dryer balls (that are PVC and BPA free) and then throw out your fabric softener! Liquid and sheets (and now bars)! (If you’re curious, Norwex sells Nellie’s Dryerballs.) That will be one simple step to reducing the amount of toxins in your home that contribute to cancer and neurological damage.


I love talking about being healthier and so working with Norwex was a perfect fit for me. πŸ™‚ You can check out my website here:


Also, did you know that every 10 years your mattress doubles in weight due to dust mites, their feces, and your dead skins cells? Gross. In fact, if you or someone you know snores, most likely they are reacting to the dust mites and their droppings. You don’t need to buy a new mattress though. National Allergy sells pillow and mattress encasings and Norwex sells a spray to clean your mattress. Ignorance is bliss right? Well I guess I just popped your bliss bubble. πŸ˜‰ *Glass shattering*


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