Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Meet Nikki from Flora Apothocary {Junk in the Trunk Artisan Feature}

This year Purdy Things is doing something new.. I am going to take part in the Junk in the Trunk Market on November 9th at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. To say I'm excited is a serious understatement!! You haven't heard of the Junk in the Trunk Market?? Well check them out here

I have decided to feature some of the other vendors from this market! 
Meet Nikki  Wangler of Flora Apothocary

This is what she has to say about her line of beauty products: 

Being in the beauty industry for the past 10 years Ive taken notice that most products on the market contain harsh chemicals. Everything I was buying (even at health food stores) contained toxins.These products are not conducive to the healthy lifestyle I live, and I knew w/my experience I could create something that was actually healthy for my skin. After ordering a few natural ingredients and whipping up some body scrubs, FloraApothecary was born. Flora Apothecary is a clean, all natural, vegan, bath product line. There are no harsh chemicals,parabens,sulfates. FloraApothecary products are made with aromatherapy to heal & rejuvenate the body. Everything is handmade in small batches to ensure quality at my studio in AZ. I like to think of myself as an artisan medicine woman. Ive studied effects of natural oils and aromas and how they affect mood and health, and applied that knowledge into crafting handmade bath products. I am one of only a handful of local crafters that has taken their passion for creating to the next level by offering and distributing a handmade, healthy alternatives to everyday bath necessities. Flora Apothecary was inspired by a love of creating and was motivated by friends and  family who fell in love w/the way they felt after using my products. My mission is not only to bring you an artisan body product line that is clean, simple, and  affordable, but to also add an air of luxury to the everyday cleaning ritual. Im not claiming to have invented soap but I do add splendor to the everyday bar.
go check out her website: 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The {End} of Summer Break

The end of summer break, or the beginning of gaining back some of my sanity! 
If you are like me, you had a crazy summer with up and downs... instead of boring you with all the details.. here are some highlights:

  •  Ryan gets admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction.. being treated by a great Dr.
  • Kids go to Camp Dossey aka Grandpas house!! 
  • Tim and I go on a mini vaca to L.A., visit my grandparents, and some family, have dinner on the beach in Malibu, go to a Dodger game at Dodger Stadium {nothing like being at a home game} go to the Museum of Tolerance {Everyone should go at least once in their life} Go to the Fabric district in LA, and of course Magic Mountain!!! 
  • the Boys and Amber go to Church camp {separate weekends}
  • Drew went to football camp
  • Amber gets admitted to the hospital on the first day of school, she has the same thing as Ryan.. but ended up having to have her Gall Bladder Removed {the surgeon said it was adorable just like her though}
  • Tim and I do lots of Golfing... well he golfs I watch and take pictures!! 
  • A couple trips to Payson to go riding on the quads
  • A few craft dates with friends to make some AWESOME things to post tutorials for soon!! 
  • Amber Turned 9  and went to the movies with her BFF and birthday twin!!
  • we got a kitten!!!
So much fun!! here are some pictures!! 
This year:
 Drew starts 10th grade... and right now he wants to be a pediatrician!
Ryan started 8th grade and wants to be a Biblical Archeologist 
Amber started 4th grade and wants to have the world... she can't decide between model, nurse, teacher, hairdresser, fashion designer, artist, {we think she will be the next Martha Stewart}
They can all be what they want to be! 

The kids being back in school means one thing for me... back to work!! :) 
I'm so blessed to have a job I love! 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

And the winner is.....

Julie Dooley!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Giveaway - {Purdy Things} Mason Jar Tumbler

{Giveaway Time}
Check out these amazing new Mason Jar Tumblers from {Purdy Things}
You can pick from any of the jars and pick your own straw!! 

How to enter:  
For each entry, please post a separate comment, and make sure I have your email address. If you already follow please comment and please let me know the name you follow under.
  •  Like {Purdy Things} on facebook
  • Follow @Purdythings on Instagram 
  • Sign up for the mailing list using the link on the left
  • Share the pictures of the Mason Jars from the Purdy Things fan page to your page on Facebook
 The Contest Ends: June 4th 2013 
Good luck!!! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mason Jar Tumblers - LOVE them!!

Hi my name is Becky, and I'm addicted to Mason Jars!! 
So when I was seeing mason jar tumblers I knew I had to make one!! So I did!! 
The ones I was seeing were too wide for my cupholder, so I found some 24oz jars that fit PERFECTLY!! 
The next task was to find a way to insulate the jar to keep the drink cold, and keep the outside dry, and I did that!!! This sleeve will keep your drink cold for hours, {My ice was still there 2 hours later, in the car, and I live in Arizona!! }
I've had such a great response to these that I'm making them available to you!! for only $16 you can have an amazing Mason Jar Tumbler of your own!! I will be posting a pattern to craftsy for the sleeve soon!
If you have an idea or color scheme in mind please 
 I would love to create a jar just for you!!  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

And Here I Go {Again}

Again, that is the part that is KILLING me. 
I saw this and it sums it up perfectly.. 

About 5 1/2 years ago I made a change in my life and I lost all my weight from having kids, I was the same size as I was in high school, I could go into any store and buy clothes and NOT worry about a muffin top or cellulite. I had worked my body into this lean healthy machine... 
Then I tore my miniscus disk, and I was off my leg for 5 months.. I would have a burger here and there, and talked myself into believing that even though I wasn't able to workout, I could eat whatever I wanted, when  I was given the green light to exorcize, I didn't really change my food and getting back in the habit just didn't happen, I had other things that I made a priority. 
Here I am 5 years later, and I'm right back to where I was... and the fact that I've been here before and I SWORE I would never be back hurts.I know EXACTLY how to prevent this, and how to loose it, and yet I'm doing nothing?? OUCH.  Honestly it's that hurt that then fuels the emotional eating, and then I sit and feel sorry for myself, and then nothing gets done about it. What a vicious cycle I'm on. If you have read this blog before, I suffer from depression and anxiety which can reallly take it's toll on me. And I know that my thoughts about myself and my weight don't help. So in this journey I won't just be changing my body I'll be changing my mind.
  I have tried to get back into running, and working out like I used to, my knee just can't handle it, so I have to start a bit slower this time around. Do things that are easier on my knee, and still have the same effects. So for now I'm building up muscle to support my joints, before going all out on the cardio.  
I know that it will take a little bit before I see the changes, and I have a journey ahead of me... but I'm going to take it one baby step at a time!! I'm better than I was yesterday!!  I'm not quite brave enough to post a before picture though....

Monday, April 29, 2013

{Upcoming} 2013

yes here we are almost halfway into 2013, I have a list a mile long of projects to show you, and thoughts to share, and a journey I'm on, yet again... 

BUT for now I will share something crazy... 
I have a weekly planner

I looooved this one from {www.andcute.com }

Yes I have printed up a weekly to do, so I can organize my time better. 
If you know me you will know that I am HORRIBLE at this. Not too good when you want to have a blog that will inspire others. Yet I have this burning urgent desire to blog, and like I said I have 984573483 ideas for it... I just needed to organize my thoughts, and my process. :) 

I will be sharing with you soon!!!