March Shaklee Special

I love when Shaklee puts out an awesome special and they have really topped them all with this one! 

 

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When you order 50 pv worth of Shaklee products, you get membership for free plus a free energizing smoothee canister.  (new members only)

You can build your own 50 pv by browsing my shop

 

OR purchase one of my favorite kits below that qualify for the special…

Get Clean kit.  {Purchase here}

Vitalizer  {purchase here}

Lean & Healthy Kit  {purchase here}

{After you add your product to your cart, add the membership.  It will be taken off at checkout.}

We have over 100 people, so far, take advantage of this special and join our member team, Project Health.

 

Thank you SO much to all of you who have supported my small business!

When I share Shaklee and my personal LOVE for the products, I get asked these 2 questions the most…..

1.  What is Shaklee?

Shaklee is a 55+ year old company with a 90 year history founded by Dr. Shaklee.  He was a chiropractor who developed the first vitamin and several of our products are even made in the original formula today! They offer 4 product lines for natural nutrition: natural, non-toxic cleaning, weight management/protein smoothies, food grade supplementation and paraben-free skin care.

THIS explains is all waaaay better that I could…. and it’s more entertaining too. lol

2.  What does Shaklee membership mean?

First of all, it means you join my personal member group which means you are totally cool!  lol

Seriously, tho….

Membership is a ONE time (i.e. Lifetime) fee of $19.95 and gives you 15% off ALL products.  You can also get an additional 10% off selected products.  The member is NOT obligated to order monthly or have a minimum amount to order. 

Membership also gets you access to secret sales that go on during the year on top of member discounts.

Super simple and easy to switch brands and give Shaklee a try.  I know you will be blown away, like I was, and love it just as much!

Hurry *** this offer expires March 31, 2014

 

Shaklee Fundraiser

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Join me in helping Colton’s ARMY find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancers!

I was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer, Hodgkin’s Disease 10 years ago and am SO grateful for the treatment that saved my life and allowed me to continue being mom to my 3 boys.

My friends’ son, Colton has battled Leukemia 4 times. He is a HERO. He just received a life-saving T-cell therapy treatment and we are praying for a CURE. His body is still in good fighting mode because of this and continued prayers are SO appreciated.

Here is Colton with his mom, also known as Suzy.

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Here is Colton with his younger bro, Case. 

 

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Until there is a cure, fundraising must NOT stop. This cause is near and dear to me. Please help out Colton’s Army today and help them raise funds for the Seattle Big Climb and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Purchase ANY shaklee product and 20% will be donated!

SHOP HERE —–> http://claireshealthyhome.myshaklee.com/us/en/shop.s.html

 

email me at claireshealthyhome(at)gmail.com with any questions

Thanks so much!

Shaklee Black Friday Special

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Members Only Black Friday Sale!

I am so very thankful to all my clients who have supported my business over the last year. It is been such a pleasure helping you discover Shaklee and all it has to offer. As a small token of my appreciation, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $75.00 starting Thanksgiving night at 7p.m. thru 4 p.m. Friday.


Stay home and shop online!  Super easy to cross a few names off your list.

This is a great time to stock up on your cleaning products!  Especially the heavy ones like the laundry ;)  Go in with a friend on your order and save with the free shipping.

Also, did you know that Shaklee makes a great gift???

Here are a few of my personal faves::

Bavarian Chocolate
Mix with warm milk for a healthy and tasty hot chocolate. Gift it with cute mugs or make for a holiday party or for watching Christmas movies.

Get Clean Household Mini Kit
Such a great gift for new parents or homeowners.

 
Get Clean Laundry
Pair with new towels

Shaklee Baby
Gentle Wash & Soothing Lotion

Beauty Mineral Masque
Gift it with a cute head band or wash cloth.  I love this stuff and my teenage boys use it too.

180 Energizing Tea
You can break up the box and gift with a cute mug or cup.  Great for neighbors, teachers, mama friends.  Drink hot or iced.
Want to keep the weight and bloat off this holiday season?

Get the Shaklee 180 Kick Start Detox Kit.
5 Day Mini-Cleanse starting December 9th
Email me to help you customize your plan according to your needs and spending plan 🙂


Hope you each have a blessed Thanksgiving full of gratitude, family, friends and yummy food!
Claire


Not a Shaklee member yet?

No worries!  It’s super easy to join my Shaklee member team. 

1. Shop here

2. Place items in cart

3. Add $19.95 membership to cart

4. Save 15% off prices immediately and for life (regardless of how often you order)

5. Get free shipping on $75+ order (it will come off in confirmation email)

 

My Laundry System {keeping up with a family of five}

Laundry is never ending isn’t it?  As soon as I empty one basket another is getting filled up.  Especially with 5 of us.  It took me a few years to find a system that worked for us, but I’m glad I kept trying because this really helps me stay on top of it.

my laundry system for a family of five

I have 3 boys and they each have their own bedroom. 

I have a hamper in each room for dirty clothes. 

I keep two hampers in the master closet.  One is for whites. The other is for darks.

Then in the laundry room on top of the dryer I have a basket for dirty towels and cleaning cloths.

My system is really simple.  I do one load of laundry every morning.  Start to finish.  Some days I do two, but almost always it is just one. If I am going to be gone during the day, I make sure to start is before breakfast and put it in the dryer before I leave.  Then I just ‘fluff’ dry it at night to fold.

Here are a few of my secrets and how my system gets played out …

Each of my boys have only have 8 outfits.  We seriously pared down on our stuff last year due to our 6 month road trip and I don’t think I will ever go back!  However, I will say having boys may make this easier.  Also, my boys only wear sport shorts (their choice) year round…even before we moved to a warmer climate.

My two oldest boys are teenagers and do their own laundry.  { can I get a woohoo?! }  Since they have enough for a weeks wear, they do their laundry once a week.

We each only use 2 or three towels a weeks for showers.  Now someone of you use a clean one everyday and may cringe at that, but it works for us.  We hang them up so they dry completely and then they get thrown in one of my morning loads.

This system just really works for us!  The baskets are never overflowing, we have clean clothes and I don’t have the job of laundry hanging over me constantly.

I have had several people ask me what the natural laundry products are that I use.

I use Shaklee brand.  They are a concentrate and last quite awhile and are cheaper (and safer!) than Tide.  I ran out before my order came and I bought an grocery store brand and my youngest son was immediately itchy.  The chemicals irritate his skin.  Plus I just like to know that I am using safe products. 

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Ready to get your own? 

Email me at claireshealthyhome(at)gmail(dot)com to get my latest special!

What are your laundry woes?

Do you have a system that works?

 

 

 

Iced Vanilla Coffee Smoothee

I love a blended coffee treat but they are full of sugar and empty calories, not to mention expensive to buy everyday.  So I whipped up one at home one day with my favorite vanilla protein powder and it tasted delicious!

Super easy to make too. It will save you so much money, feels like such a treat and is good for you because it’s packed with protein.  I have one for lunch and it fills me up!

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Iced Vanilla Coffee Smoothee ::

1 cup almond milk

1/2 tsp instant coffee

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

lots of ice

top with a couple of sprinkles of cinnamon

*blend it all together in a blender

*drink and enjoy!

protein : 24 g

fiber : 6g

bottoms up!

xoxo,

Claire

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How to Clean Naturally. {the only post you need to read}

Happy Earth Day!

Are you making any changes for your family this year? 

Several years ago, our family switched brands.  We replaced ALL of our household cleaners for natural and non-toxic ones.

Personally, we made these changes due to health reasons.  We experienced first hand the ill-effect chemical cleaners can have in our home and our body. 

After recovering from Lymphoma Cancer, I was determined to switch to natural products whenever possible

This has been our family’s journey for almost 9 years.  I am not perfect at it, I do not have all the answers, but I am continually taking baby steps and learning a lot along the way.  It is that important to me to prevent some of the illnesses I have suffered as much as humanly possible.

Since then, I am in remission, off my allergy meds and feel great!!! I am so thankful!

I have loved and been using Shaklee’s Get Clean Line for several years now since we switched.

 

They are totally cost effective, natural and they actually WORK.

Here are a few pictures from my house and friends……

 

I use Basic H on wood floors  and I am always impressed! 

Basic H is made from a corn and coconut oil base and leaves the floors clean and shiny, without residue.

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Shaklee carries an amazing dish line that gets the job done even without pre-rinsing.  It is also phosphate free.

The Scour Off can do wonders on your oven! It is all natural and looks and smells like pink bubblegum.  Don’t be fooled by the pretty smell…I use this concentrated paste for so many things and it totally works.

You can remove water spots.  The Basic H organic concentrate has hundreds of uses for just ONE bottle.  Super economical and I really like that it is so versatile.

You can even clean your tea pot.

The products can do just about anything!

 

 

And because it is safe, you can even have your children help 🙂  (Extra Bonus)

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spray bottles clean and pretty

For all disinfecting, I use Basic G.  It is safe and non-toxic, plus it cleans, disinfects AND deodorizes all in one step.  I can use it in my bathroom without getting sick or my kids having to breath a bad chemical. 

 

Here is everything our family switched to:

Get Clean Start Kit (regular or un-scented)

Scour Off

Hand Wash

Basic G {Germicide}

I am sure it is pretty obvious by now that I love Shaklee products!  So much so, that I have turned getting healthy into a career.

I want to be honest with you, I am not “selling” these products just to “sell” something.

I believe in doing what’s right….AND using natural products around our kids, pets, and house is RIGHT!

It is up to us to give our kids the best we can.  We do everything for our kids, so why not clean WITHOUT harsh chemicals.

Not only is the Get Clean Line natural & safe for us, our families, and the planet, the actually work and by that, I mean…they ROCK….and they save you money!

 

If you like the “smell” of cleaners, add some essential oils to your cleans.

 

If you aren’t a member (customer) already, when you join my member (customer) team, you will be able to:

> earn a free product within your first 30 days

> have online support

> join a community of like-minded mamas

> friend me on Facebook

> get member only exclusive content

> get healthier!

I am so passionate about this and I hope you join my mission in creating healthier lives!

Happy Health,

Claire

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Blogger Girls Meet in ‘Real Life’

Since my family and I started our year long US tour, we have been able to meet and visit with so many people!

We just spent the last (almost) 2 weeks with the Branscom family in Kansas.  My good friend, Erin and I actually met through blogging and we have been able to ‘meet’ each other in real life twice before our family invaded their family and parked our HUGE 5th wheel in their driveway.  Seriously!  How cool are they do let us do this??? You can find Erin’s blog HERE.

While we were there, Erin and I made sure to get as much blogging and girl time as possible!

We jam packed it in and had so much fun!

We started every morning off with coffee…..

blogger girls meet in real life

…..and a protein shake.

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We wrote down our ideas for our blogs and business for the week.

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One night we used our favorite beauty masque cream.  Our kids thought we looked silly so we just told them we were going to be mimes for Halloween.  LOL

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We got pedicures.  My feet sooo needed this!

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We had a blogger night at Starbucks and drank salted caramel mochas. YUM!

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We played at Target one night and had a little fun with Instagram!

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We had so much fun!  Stayed up waaaay too late, laughed a lot and even worked too. 

You rock Erin!!!  I miss you already.

Have you ever met a blogger online and become ‘real life’ friends?

Claire

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Getting Rid of Migraines Naturally

I have talked with so many people who have suffered from migraines.  Recently, I was talking with my friend, Erin, and she shared her migraine story with me.  It really moved me and I asked her if I could share it here because I am certain it will help someone.  I am so grateful for her being so transparent here. 

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This is Erin’s story……

“My migraines started out as dull throbbing over time. I would take about 800-1000 mg of Ibuprofen at a time to get rid of them. I just chalked them up to lack of sleep, since I was working the night shift.

I remember them getting really bad at the beginning of November 2010. They always came at about 10pm when I was working. I would load up on water and Ibuprofen and just push through them. There was no way I was going to call in sick to work every single night for a migraine. And really at the time I didn’t even realize they were migraines. I just thought they were headaches. I don’t think I even realized what was to come…
On December 7, 2010, I went to work and prepared to work the night shift like I always did. I worked at a juvenile detention center for our sheriff’s department. I was working the master control room which controls all the doors and Electronic monitoring for our house arrest juveniles.

My co-worker and friend Jeff came in at about 10:15 before he got off of work. We were talking about work and what was going on and checking on some juveniles who were on GPS house arrest. I started feeling a headache come on so Jeff watched master control while I went and got some ibuprofen. I came back and he sat there still talking with me. At about 10:45 I felt my right side of my body starting to go numb. I couldn’t feel the right side of my face. I couldn’t pick up the mouse to control the computer with my right hand. It just wouldn’t work. I started to freak out a little and googled my symptoms. It came up as a stroke. I thought to myself, is this really happening? Maybe its my mind playing tricks on me. Then when Jeff came in to turn in his keys to go home I noticed I was slurring like I couldn’t talk right. I told him I had a bad headache but he still looked concerned. He went home and about 15 minutes later, I noticed it was worse. I felt nauseous and sick like I was going to throw up. I started to get really scared. At that point I still couldn’t pull it together and attempt to do my job. I knew I needed help. My boss Kelley walked by and I called her into where I was working. I told her that my right side was numb and what was going on. She is very quick on her feet, she immediately grabbed another co-worker, Mark who was getting ready to leave and asked him to take me up to the hospital. I started to realize this was totally serious at this point.

In a panic we all stepped out of the master control room and realized we locked ourselves out! The master control room unlocks all the doors in the building! haha Kelley ran to get an extra set of keys and Mark and I waited at the door. By this time the pain was coming on STRONG. My vision was blurred too.

Mark waited at me with the ER while I was being checked in. I was able to talk to a nurse and tell her what was going on. I went back and they put me in a gown, and started taking my blood pressure and stuff like that. I called my husband and he really didn’t understand what was going on but he came to the hospital. Luckily my parents were visiting at my house and stayed with the kids. I was crying and couldn’t put my words together very well. The pain was so intense at this point.

By the time my husband made the 15-20 minute drive to the hospital I couldn’t talk right. My words came out so jumbled. I knew in my mind what I wanted to say but when I would say it and listen to myself it didn’t come out the way I wanted it too. At this point I became terrified and wondered what was happening to me. I was 29-years old and falling apart. I just remember laying in the hospital bed bawling. I was so scared. And the look in my husband’s eyes I will never forget. It was terror and horror. He was so scared for me. He just held my hand and sat with me. He had to have been so tired but he stayed with me.

I remember the ER doctor coming in and telling me they were transferring me to another hospital that had a neurological wing. They believed whatever was going on was a neuro issue. I remember being so scared. I just wanted to go home and I just wanted to feel better.
I vaguely remember them giving me an MRI and CAT scan before I left that first hospital. I remember being wheeled through the hospital on a stretcher which made me feel more nauseus. I threw up a few times which made the nurses worried because of the amount of morphine that they had given me for the pain. I kept asking for more because it hurt so bad. And for those who know me, know that I do not like taking medicine. I like to do things as natural as possible. I am not a fan of chemicals.

We went to another hospital in our city. Dusty followed the ambulance in our van. Looking back I wish we would have demanded to let him drive me. That little ambulance ride for 6 miles cost us over $1,000 out of pocket. But at the time I was out of it and Dusty was so scared. We couldn’t think straight. Little did we know that the end of this ordeal, we would be over $6,000 in the hole.

 

I remember getting to the hospital and going up the the top floor where the neuro ward was. I think all I could think about was Neuro-brain and thinking that it was a crazy wing. Of course it wasn’t but my mind was everywhere and I was scared. I just wondered if this was permanent or if I was going to get better. I was 29 and had a husband and three kids. Would I ever get better?

I remember them hooking me up to an IV, and giving me lots of medication. I went to bed and couldn’t sleep because the pain was so bad. I remember having 3 babies and it NEVER hurting that bad. I remember saying I would rather have 3 more babies naturally then to have the pain that I had right then. It wasn’t even comparable. It felt like I was shot in the head. Dusty stayed with me that night and the next day. He laid with me in my hospital bed and held me. He was so great and kept it together. I felt like such a burden.

I was up there for over a week. I felt helpless. I couldn’t take care of my kids. My husband was getting the kids ready for school, going to work and taking Audrey to our babysitter. All while I was up in the hospital. I felt like life was going on without me. I would ask my neurologist what was wrong and he had no answers. I met with a second neurologist and he had no answers either. They discharged me and I went home. They gave me vicodin and said take it as needed for pain.


I went home thinking I would just need to rest up and get back to work. I felt like my bell had been wrung. I couldn’t move very fast and I was just really slow. I was irritable and sad. I wanted to be like myself again. I also wanted to get back to work. I hated leaving my shift one person short. I just wanted things to be normal again.

 

I went back to work 3-4 days after I got home from the hospital. That same night the same thing happened! My right side went numb at about 11pm. This time Dusty just got the kids out of bed, came to work to get me and took me home. I couldn’t drive. That night I threw up non-stop all over the place and didn’t know who I was. At one point my husband said I looked at him and asked who he was. The next day after this my baby sitter took Audrey and I went back to the hospital. I wanted answers. I remember crying and begging my neurologist to tell me what was wrong! And at $200 a copay to see this neurologist I wanted them NOW. He still had no idea. He fixed me up with 4-5 random prescriptions for nausea, cancer patient medications and more pain medications and sent me home. And the pain medications were ones that I heard of other people getting addicted to. They also made me so sick to my stomach. I refused to take them. There had to be an ANSWER!

I went back to the neurologist and my Dad had to come take me. I couldn’t even drive. I went in and begged. I BEGGED for him to tell me what to do to make me better. I cried. My neurologist sat there and stared at me for awhile and then he pulled out a yellow legal pad and wrote down 3 things. He said to go home and google them and take them. He said they were supplements and that his family had been on them for over 40 years. He said they were the best. He also told me that I needed to change my diet, get a lot of rest and take those supplements if I wanted to get better.

I went home and had to go back to work that night. I went to work and later that night at work I googled this company called Shaklee.
I wanted to eliminate every un-healthy product in my house that could potentially cause my migraines and seizures. I wasn’t taking ANY chances.

My neurologist gave me a huge list of everything in our house that could be playing a huge environmental factor in my migraines and seizures. Most of my hygiene products were included in that list as well as ALL of my household cleaners. On that list it also recommended to eliminate processed food in my diet as much as possible.

I got all of my Shaklee products in February 2011 and got rid of everything that was dangerous for cleaning supplies in our house.

I bought a Get Clean kit and switched everything to that.

So are you wondering what was on the yellow legal pad list that my neurologist recommended? I know you must be dying to know lol. I get asked this question daily! 🙂

It was…

Vivix
Nutriferon
and
Vitalizer.

These three things were the RX for my healthier life! 🙂

I got all of my Shaklee products in February 2011 and got rid of everything that was dangerous from cleaning supplies to beauty products in our house.

By March of 2011 migraines and headaches were a thing of my past.

I still get the occasional headache if I am dehydrated but NOTHING like how it was.

My body feels so much healthier!

So we learned that prevention is the key. I wish we had known about those 3 things before this ordeal.

We would have saved thousands of dollars on medical bills and hurt for me and my family.

WOW! 

Thanks so much Erin for allowing me to share your migraine story.  This truly amazes me and I am so glad you are healthy now.

Do you suffer from migraines, too?  Do you know someone who does?  !

Email me at claireshealthyhome(@)gmail(dot)com with your questions and we can get you started on your RX for a Healthier Life too!

Claire

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How I Clean Natural for Pennies

Owning a house cleaning business taught me a few things.  One of those was the less I paid for my supplies, the more profit I received!  That was definitely a motivator for me as well as getting the job done well AND efficiently.

Remember my story on why and how I switched to natural cleaning products?  I still cannot believe the harmful stuff I was using and exposing myself too!

This is a picture of my old cleaning bucket.  Any of it look familiar?  You most likely have these in your home too.  I thought I needed ALL these for the many jobs that come from keeping a house clean. 

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I went from this full bucket to just 3 products to clean everything…..bathroom, kitchen, dusting, floors, disinfecting, everything!

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Because each one is a concentrate, it lasts a looooong time.

Here is an example of how I clean natural for pennies with just the Basic H.

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Can you believe those numbers???

I used to think the Dollar Store was such a bargain too, but when you break down the cost,

look at how you can clean for pennies!

You can order yours here and start saving a ton of money too.

Basic H

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The bonus is Basic H has sooo many other uses besides cleaning the house!

Here are just a few other ways I use basic H

wash the car

natural fruit and veggie wash

wash the dog (natural flea deterrent)

take a bubble bath (the kids and me!)

remove wallpaper

laundry stain remover

basic h is safe

Scour Off

scour off heavy duty paste

scour off is safe

Basic G

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basic g sheet

I am offering a special to ALL new members so be sure to contact me before you order so I can save you even more money!

claireshealthyhome(@)gmail dot com

Have a great day!

Claire

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