5 Things NOT To Do On Instagram

We all love Instagram. The filters, the hashtags, the saltiness. (Kidding)
Business use or personal use, whatever the reason may be, we all love Instagram. (Are you following me yet?!)

Whether these tips ACTUALLY help your Instagram grow OR if they just help you in life, here are five things NOT to do on Instagram.

1. Do not feel like you have to have a “theme”. Once I heard what “themes” were I literally sat there looking at my phone like this

If you don’t know, themes are when people only post pictures on their insta page with certain colors so it looks aesthetically pleasing. Do I understand that? Sure. But will I not post a picture because it doesn’t have a blue object in it? Absolutely not. #postallthepictures 
2. Speaking of hashtags…for the sake of everyone, PLEASE limit yourself. I know first hand the love someone can have for hashtags. I use them often. And a lot of them. But if you are using over 20 hastags on one picture AND hashtags that aren’t even relevant to your picture, please stop. It’s annoying. And #for the sake of #everyone, #please #stop doing #this.
3. Please quit deleting your pictures for the sake of having a “low picture count”. I don’t even know why this is a “thing”, but it doesn’t get you any where. Post all the pictures. Have you not heard of ChatBooks?!
4. Quit using stock photos. If you are a blogger/instagrammer (is full time instagrammer a job?) please quit using stock photos. We want to see YOUR talent/pictures/life/pretty face/lunch/outift. Not something off google.
5. Same filter on all your photos may look great, but does it REALLY look great? Sometimes my picture looks better in Slumber than it does in X-Pro II but am I going to ONLY use X-Pro II because ALL my pictures are in that filter!? No! Girl, use those filters however you want!!
I know some of these don’t seem “practical” but trust me when I say each of them are so out of this world annoying. So whether you apply them to your gramming or not, I hope you enjoyed this! What are some of your rules and/or pet peeves about Instagram?! Find me on there and leave me a comment telling me about them!
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All About Essential Oils!

I have such a fun post for you guys today and I can’t wait to share it! I’ve been interested in essential oils for i’d say a little over a year now and I truly love learning about their amazing uses. My friend Jessica is here to guest post today and I am so happy to introduce you all to her! The following post is from her, enjoy! 

You might have recently seen posts about people using essential oils in various ways,
or maybe even know someone who has been using them. 
I started using Young Living oils a few months ago and have had quite a few people ask for more information about what essential oils are and how they can use them in their daily lives. GREAT QUESTION!

First, just a little background about myself so you understand where I am coming from and then we will jump right into the fun stuff. I am a graduate student in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program pursuing a career to make an impact on the health and wellness in the lives of others. I am really passionate about treating our bodies with clean eating, vigorous and empowering workouts, and toxic free substances. When we treat our bodies with love and respect we feel better physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Essential oils have made a huge impact in my life. They’ve helped my fiancé and I with immunity support when we are feeling sick, substituted our cleaning and beauty products that are full of toxins, enhanced our quality of sleep, and have supported our emotional well being!
“HOW?!” you might ask! Well you are in luck because I am going to start with the basics and build from there!

What the heck is an essential oil?
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid (hydrophobic molecules can permeate through your skin and cells easily) containing aroma compounds from a plant—roots, seeds, bark, etc. This specific compound provides vital support and structure to ensure the success and health of its raw plant material. Through a precise steam distillation process and/or cold pressing, the purest essential oils formed are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. Although they are recently starting to gain worldwide recognition, their uses are far from new. History tracks back to the use of botanicals as healing agents as early as at least 5,000 years ago!

Why Young Living?
After doing hours of research across the many essential oil companies I was easily sold with Young Living.

*By far have been around the longest, since 1993 and created by a DOCTOR
      *Seed to Seal promise!! (Which means that they own and oversee all of the farms for organic crops. No middle man. No tricks up their sleeves. Just the way I like it!
*They only create 100% therapeutic grade oils which is the highest and purest form. After using them for a few months I can tell a HUGE difference in quality compared to other companies.

How to use them!?

How to get started with essential oils!?
When I first started looking on how to dive into using oils, I felt overwhelmed with how many different varieties there were. A close friend of mine recommended starting with the premium start kit and it was the BEST. DECISION. EVER! It came with the 11 most popular oils, a stress away roller bottle, sample oils, travel bottles, Ningxia to-go energy drinks AND a diffuser of my choice. This kit has been life changing for my fiancé and I and I plan to incorporate YL oils in my day to day for the rest of my life. 
Even better, when I signed up with the starter kit I automatically got WHOLESALE price for life. No catch. They are just that awesome!

If you are interested in getting started with your own kit you can follow the link below. Make sure to choose the WHOLESALE account to receive that discount for life. They also take some personal info from you in case you ever decide to share young living with others…. because we know your friends will want to dive in to oils too!
 (You get a $$ bonus!!)

If you are interested in getting a kit AND becoming a distributor and sharing the powerful benefits of oils with others while making extra money from home…Email me! live2giveYLEO@gmail.com

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7 Things To Do With Leftover Spaghetti

We’ve all been there. 
Ladies, don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about. 
We embark on the endeavor of making dinner, trying to be fancy with that spaghetti, and we end up making enough to feed every homeless person in your entire state. Yup, we’ve ALLLLL done it. 
DON’T YOU FRET my friends! 
Today we (my husband and I) are here to bring you 7 Things To Do With Leftover Spaghetti! 

1. S’ghetti Fries 
When you’re over the typical “chili fries”, go for something WAY more exciting! And not to mention using leftovers, how awesome! Take your potatoes, dug fresh that morning from your garden (or store bought is fine), and make your every day french fries. (Or frozen is fine) Once you’re ready to eat, top with your s’ghetti and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. PURE PERFECTION! Also, grate some fresh parmesan from Italy overtop, or if you don’t have any,
 store bought is fine. 

2. S’ghetti Smoothie
Okay, we’re all into being healthy, right?! Spice up your morning green smoothie! Kale, spinach, apples, celery, carrots, AND S’GHETTI! 

3. S’ghetti & Coke
Have a long day at work? Need a drink? Open your cabinet and find your out of rum?! *BUT WHY IS ALL THE RUM GONE?!* Don’t you worry my dear friend, slip that s’ghetti right in with your coke and you’ll never know the difference. Except when you stay sober all night. But, it will be delicious and you can thank me later! 

4. Biscuits and S’ghetti 
Who doesn’t love biscuits and gravy?! (Well, i don’t but that’s beside the point) I LOVE homemade biscuits. Pioneer Woman makes a great ‘drop biscuit recipe’ if anyone is interested. OKAY OKAY LOSING MY TRAIN OF THOUGHT! Top those biscuits with s’ghetti from last nights dinner and BAM! A full meal for your enjoyment! 

5. S’ghetti & Eggs
Probably our favorite on the list so far. (I say “our” because remember when I said my dear husband was writing this with me?! Isn’t he a gem?!?!) Toss some s’ghetti in a frying pan, top with eggs, and cook until your desired doneness. 

6. S’ghetti Con Leche
If you’re out of cereal, just use s’ghetti! Place in bowl, top with milk. You’re welcome. 

7. S’ghetti S’mores
I HATE when i’m craving a s’more but i’m out of marshmallows. Place your s’ghetti in-between two grahams and you ALMOST have the SAME thing! ALMOST.  

But let’s be honest, the BEST way to eat leftover spaghetti is after it has sat in the fridge all night in your tupperware. Cold, alone, and crying for attention. On the middle shelf. Un-noticed. A lot like my entire childhood. Hashtag middle child problems. 

Where are my spaghetti lovers at?!?! I hope you found this post fun and light-hearted! 
Hope you all have a great week!!

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