Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Job

So...apparently, this thing called "life" occassionally gets in the way of my blogging. Yesterday was another one of those days where I felt constantly busy, but when I looked back on the day, I didn't really feel like I had accomplished that much. Maybe it is because I clean the kitchen, then I cook, and the kitchen is dirty again. Or maybe it's because I do a few loads of laundry, but I am wearing clothes, Will is wearing clothes (sometimes several outfits a day), and Theron is wearing clothes, so there is always more laundry to be done. Sidenote: I keep threatening to only do laundry when everyone is naked, but I haven't actually followed through with that. Yet. Or perhaps it is because I pick up around the house, vacuum the floors, clean the bathrooms, etc., and a few hours later, it looks like nothing was done! Maybe, just maybe, those are a few of the reasons why I feel busy without seeing the results of my efforts. Oh well. I will just keep doing what I do.

I have mentioned being a stay-at-home mom (plus all of the above-mentioned tasks I take on every day), but I also have another job! When I decided to stay home with Will, I knew I still wanted to do something to earn an income. Even if it was just a small income. Thankfully, I knew exactly what I could do.

I had dabbled off and on in Arbonne for almost 2 years by the time Will was born, but I had never really taken it very seriously. However, I had seen how it had changed the lives of so many people and knew what a great opportunity it was for my family and me. Now, I am able to stay home with my son, to take care of things around the house, to spend time helping at church and volunteering in other areas, and to have a social life...all while working and earning an income for my family!

As an independent Arbonne consultant, I am able to set my own hours, work when I want, and I can even work in my pj's! How many other jobs will let you do that? I get to be my own boss, which allows me to do things the way I want to do them. As much as I love control, this works out perfectly!

Another great thing about Arbonne is that I get to be a part of a team.  I won't go into all the details of exactly how this works, but it is nothing short of amazing. Being part of a team means I get to work smarter not harder. If I devote myself to just 10 hours a week, and I can find 3 other people to devote themselves to 10 hours a week, together we have done 40 hours worth of work! Of course, I can devote myself to more (or less) time each week, and I can find more people to join my team and help me leverage my time...and theirs!

It really is such an amazing opportunity to work from home, to meet new people, and to provide people with excellent products! If you're not familiar with Arbonne, you should check out their website, here. Today, I would like to share my Top 5 favorite Arbonne products:

1. RE9 Advanced Skin Care Set 

I cannot say enough about this skin care line! It is a comprehensive, anti-aging skin care regimen that can be used on all skin types. The set contains a cleanser, toner, serum, eye creme, day creme, and night creme. The products can be used separately, but they work best as a set. I love them all and love the way they make my skin look and feel!

2. ABC Arbonne Baby Care

All of the ABC Arbonne Baby Care products are awesome! I have used these on my little guy since he was born and have had nothing but positive results. The diaper rash cream is especially wonderful...when I apply the cream, I can see a difference by the very next diaper change!

3. FC5 Shampoo and Conditioner

This is the best shampoo and conditioner I have ever used, and it is great for all types of hair. I have very flat hair, and I have noticed that this shampoo and conditioner give it A LOT more body. They also add great shine. A hairstylist friend of mine also told me these are great for color-treated hair, helping to make your color last longer. They are also very reasonably priced, which is just an added bonus!

4. Makeup Primer

Oh.My.Goodness. This stuff is amazing! I had never used a makeup primer until I tried this one, and I had no idea what I was missing! This magical stuff makes your skin feel like velvet. You just apply it before applying your makeup, and it creates a smooth, silky surface for perfect makeup application. Not only does your makeup look better, it also lasts longer. If that's not enough, the primer also contains vitamins that are great for your skin! If you haven't tried this stuff, you definitely should. You won't be disappointed.

5. Arbonne Protein Shake Powder and Ready-to-Drink Shakes

Arbonne has an excellent new health and wellness line that I can't get enough of, but the protein shakes are probably my favorite. You can get the powdered protein shake mix in a large container (like the one above) or in single-serving packets. You can also get ready-to-drink protein shakes that come in individual drink boxes with a handy little straw (added bonus: you get to feel like a kid again when you drink them!). I love BOTH the powder and the ready-made drinks. You can use the powder to make shakes, as well as the best protein bars I've ever tasted (I will post the recipe for these soon!). The ready-made drinks are very convenient and perfect for a meal-replacement or for a healthy snack. They are also a perfect post-workout drink option.

I just realized that showing you my Top 5 favorite products does not even begin to touch on all of the products I really love, so I will have to post more later. I should also mention that all of Arbonne's products use natural ingredients that are pure, safe, and beneficial.

Arbonne personal care products are
formulated without:

  •  Animal products or animal by-products
  •  Formaldehyde-donating preservatives
  •  Petroleum-based ingredients
    • • Benzene
    • • Mineral Oil
    • • Petrolatum
    • • Phthalates
    • • Toluene
  •  PABA
Arbonne nutrition and weight loss products are
formulated without:

  • Artificial colors
  • Artificial flavors
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Animal products*
  • Animal by-products*
  • Cholesterol
  • Saturated fats
  • Trans fats
If you're interested, you can check out their full ingredient policy here.

I really cannot say enough about this amazing company and the products they offer. I feel so honored to get to share this business and these products with everyone I can. If you are interested in learning more about Arbonne...the business, the products, or anything else, please let me know!

P.S. Stay tuned because I'm thinking my very first giveaway might be just around the corner, ;)

1 comment:

  1. So cool... I already use all the stuff and got excited again just reading about it! I think tonight i will have to make protein bars with the girls!

    Plus... my hope for you is while Arbonne is a smaller income than your old job right now, soon it will be a bigger income! Won't that be exciting!

    Thanks for getting me excited about Arbonne all over again :-)