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My Rodan + Fields Story

1 Jun

Have you ever heard of Rodan + Fields? Some have, some haven’t. I had not heard of this amazing skincare company until last year. 

It was close to Christmas and they were about to launch Lash Boost! When I first heard about the product, I was very intrigued. You see, I have always had really short eyelashes and I had always used an eyelash curler and mascara to try to get the look that I desired, so when I heard about Lash Boost I immediately wanted to know more!!! A product that can make your natural eyelashes grow and thicken?! This would completely alleviate the need for an eyelash curler and would definitely save me time when getting ready!! 

I messaged Cassi, asking her the details. We had become Facebook friends based on the fact that she knew my husband. They had attended the same high school! She gave me the scoop and some info on ordering. She mentioned the business side of R+F to me but I politely turned her down. My thought was “I’m not a salesperson and I really don’t have time!” Ha! 
So I received the Lash Boost for Christmas and immediately fell in love with it!! In just three weeks I started seeing some serious results!! See below:: πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

I chatted with Cassi in February about my results and how much I loved the product. I also mentioned how envious I was because she seemed like she loved her job so much! She mentioned the business again and once again I politely said, “I really don’t think I have time.” Goodness I was not getting the hint! πŸ™„

Fast forward to April. I messaged Cassi about Rodan + Fields, expressing a little bit of interest in the business side of it. You see my sweet husband and I want to build our dream house very soon, so I wanted a way to speed up the savings process and my very first thought was R+F!!! We chatted, I talked with my hubby, and we prayed about it. I had so many thoughts about failing and not being successful, but Houston encouraged me. He told me that he fully supported me and that I was in excellent hands with Cassi as my sponsor. So I dove in…

In the first month, I have been promoted to Executive Consultant and have become so passionate about these amazing products! I never imagined loving this as much as I do. It’s funny to me how God can bring people into your life to encourage you and help you discover dreams you didn’t know you had! 

I cannot wait to see what the future holds with Rodan + Fields. With God first, the possibilities are endless! I am also so thankful that Cassi is my sponsor, I know that her help and encouragement are such a blessing! 

One final thing I have discovered, I LOVE helping women feel beautiful in their own skin. These products are amazing and everyone deserves to feel beautiful, because that is how God created you. You are made in His image! 

I would love to help you realize how beautiful you are and help you feel good in your own skin. Comment with any questions! 

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. πŸ’œ

“Let’s Build Some Dreams”

20 Aug

β€œFor I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, β€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I have held tight to this verse for several years now. From graduating high school, through college, career, marriage, etc. I’ve never doubted that the Lord has great plans for my life and my family. 

So let me give you a little background…

Houston & I have been looking to buy land for about a year now. We knew the area we wanted to live in, but haven’t had much luck in finding the right place. We looked at a 3 acre plot six or so months ago. We really consider purchasing it, but something didn’t feel right about it. 

Then about 3 months ago, something was mentioned to us about 9+ acres being for sale in the exact area we wanted. We went to look at it and fell in love. There were some questions and reservations at first. Several aspects must be considered when buying land. Would it be a good location? Is it the right school district for our kids someday? Will we be close to family? 

So we took the plunge. Houston called the gentleman who owned the land and told him we were interested in the 9 acres. We told him how much we were willing to pay and he agreed that it was a fair price. Then came time to start the process of buying it. 

We got it surveyed, checked out interest rates at the local banks and credit union, prayed about it and moved forward with the process. 

β€œAnd we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”‭‭–Romans‬ ‭8:28‬

During all this we found out that right after Houston called the owner, someone else called and offered to buy everything. Meaning the 9+ acres we wanted as well as two houses and another 3 acres. But since we called first, he wasn’t going to go back on his word to us. 

If we had waited any longer to call it would be possible that we wouldn’t get this land. But God had it all planned out. 

So it is now August 16th. It was finally time to sign the papers. The land would be ours. 

We signed the papers, made the down payment, and shook the hand of the gentleman who sold it to us. This is such a big deal! This land is the very first thing we have ever purchased together as husband and wife. And the fact that we signed the papers on the 6 1/2 year anniversary of when we started dating? Made it even sweeter. 

Can you tell we’re excited?? πŸ˜„β€οΈ

 
We are so very blessed, excited, and happy! We cannot wait to see all the beautiful plans God has in store for us. He is a good, good Father! 


The second picture is the plot where we hope to build a house someday. I promise the pictures don’t do it justice! It’s so pretty out there!! We will be 10 minutes from town, 5 minutes from his parents, and 15 minutes from my family. So blessed & happy! ❀️

“Hey pretty girl let’s build some dreams, and a house on a piece of land; we’ll plant some roots and some apple trees, hey pretty girl let’s build some dreams..” -Hey Pretty Girl; Kip Moore

I’ve had that same lyric stuck in my head through this whole process; I wonder why? 😏

Now we start the clean up! Can’t wait! πŸ˜„πŸ‘β€οΈ

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ☺️

Brand New Year

2 Jan

2016. 

  
Wow! I cannot believe that it is already 2016! I’ve learned that the older I get, the faster time seems to fly. 

2015 was a beautiful year in many ways. I can’t help but look back and smile at all the memories this last year held. There were trials and there were blessings. Looking back I know without a doubt that the blessings outweigh the trials. All glory to God for that! 

But on this first day of 2016, my heart is hopeful for all that God has in store. Like most people, I have goals and “resolutions” for the new year. The typical are lose weight, exercise more, and eat better; but all that aside, I have many other hopes as well. 

I hope to grow closer to God. I am a sinner saved by Grace and my life would be nowhere without the Lord. 

I hope to always chose happiness. 

I hope to love my husband and family more deeply. 

I hope to be an inspiration; not just on my blog, but in everyday life. 

I hope to enjoy and cherish each moment of life; the good of course, and even look for the good in the midst of trials. God is with us through it all.

I hope to stop worrying and having anxiety about things that are out of my control. 

And last, but not least, I hope to trust in the Lord more each day. He is a good, good Father and so worthy of our praise. 

I hope and pray that each of you have a blessed, safe, and wonderful new year! 

Glory to God!

Blessings, 

-Mrs. Hannah D. ❀️

Home for Christmas

29 Dec

It’s hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone. The Christmas season is one that brings much anticipation and joy throughout the year. I have always been blessed to be home every year for Christmas; which is often something that I have taken for granted, that is, until this year.

My sweet husband’s 30th birthday was December 18th. Being his 30th, I wanted to do something really special for him. Something that would make this birthday unforgettable. So let’s rewind to June of this year. That is when the idea originated; take him on a surprise trip to peacock bass fish in Florida. This has always been a dream of his. See he LOVES to bass fish. Seriously though, love is probably an understatement. Anyway, being from the South, we don’t have these special type of bass anywhere. The closest they are is the southern most part of Florida. The water can’t get below 60 degrees in order for them to survive. They’re actually kind of pretty…but don’t tell him I said that! πŸ˜‰

Peacock Bass

So the day after his birthday, we set off for our great Florida adventure! We flew out on a Saturday and he fished that Sunday and Monday. I think he had a blast!

See what I mean? πŸ™‚

While he was fishing, I stayed at the resort to enjoy the beach and relax.

I didn’t mind this view at all…honest! πŸ˜‰

Fast forward now to Tuesday; it was three days before Christmas and we were both exhausted and ready to be home. We had a long day of flying, busy airports, and a two hour drive ahead of us before we’d finally be home.

 

Exhausted in the Atlanta airport ✈️😴


We finally made it home about 1:30 that morning and needless to say we were SO glad!

The next few days were filled with cooking, eating, presents, family, and most important, celebrating our Savior’s birth! Here are a few highlights from Christmas this year:

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Adalyn was so excited about her cookies for Santa! πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ˜„


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My sweet husband got me a new Bible with my married last name printed on it…such a special gift that I will always cherish.

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Emery’s first Christmas morning! πŸ™‚

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MeMe and sweet Emery Kate Christmas morning!

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She wasn’t sure what to think about everything! πŸ™‚

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Opening presents Christmas morning!

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The wrapping paper was her favorite part! πŸ™‚

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Love these three so much.

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Trying to get a good picture in front of our Christmas tree! πŸŽ„β€οΈ


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Opening presents at MeMe’s house Christmas night! πŸŽ„

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Beautiful Adalyn in her new dress! ❀️

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Chels & Emery; love them lots!

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Adalyn helping unwrap MeMe’s presents! 🎁


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Adam taking a picture of me taking a picture of him taking a picture.. 😏

 

My sweet hubby & me; Christmas Day 2015! πŸŽ„β€οΈ

This year was my first time to ever travel around Christmas. It got me to thinking about the millions of people that travel every year for this holiday. The rush of the airports and the busyness of traveling makes it easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas and the blessing of spending time with the ones you love. I know that Christmas is over and we are closer than ever to the New Year, but I encourage you to take some time this holiday season to remember that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Thank Him for the blessing of family and cherish each second spent with the ones you love! 

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❀️

Friday

7 Nov

I know I say this a LOT but, I love the weekends. They’re my most favorite. This Friday, 11.6.15, was one of the best. So much so, I have been inspired to blog about it! 

I got to sleep in a little (yay!) today. Friday’s off work are big blessing when you’re so tired from the first part of the week. What is so different about sleeping in this Friday is that I had a dream about my Daddy. You see, I don’t remember my dreams very often, but this one, I remember quite vividly. It goes like this;  I remember receiving a text message from him that said:

“No star in the sky is as pretty as you.”

Then I remember going somewhere (I was late, of course) and sitting down beside momma in what seemed to be an audience, like we were going to watch a play or something. Daddy was there too, beside me on my right. He was upright on what seemed to be a bed or gurney. He was asleep, but he was there. Then I woke up…

When I woke up that morning my heart was filled with sadness. It will be four years next month since he went to Heaven to be with Jesus. My heart still aches, especially this time of the year. The “text message” he sent me wasn’t anything I’ve heard before. It was like a real message from him. That makes my heart happy. I miss him more than words can say. My eyes are filled with tears as I type this, but I have hope in knowing that I will see him again in Heaven someday. 

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The best parents in the universe.

   

I love this picture so much.


Today was also a day of firsts! Adam & Chelsey took Adalyn to see her very first movie in theaters!! From what I hear she absolutely loved it! I’m so glad that she got to go on a “date” with her mommy and daddy! ☺️  

Such a little cutie & so grown up!!! ❀️

  
While they were at the movies momma kept sweet Emery Kate! And…she rolled over for the first time!!!! Can’t believe how fast she’s growing up!!  

Precious little angel!!! ❀️


And last, but certainly not least, my sweet hubby took me out for a “date day” today. We spent the entire afternoon and evening together talking, laughing, making memories, and having so much fun!!! I believe it is SO important to continue to date your spouse even after marriage! Beyond blessed and thankful to have such a wonderful husband to share this life with.  

Date day, plaid day. ❀️


See why I love the weekends so much? God is so good, everyday, in all ways! He is a good, good Father! 

Until next time…

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ☺️