my history with the muljat group north co.
In 2018 my husband and I both sold and purchased a home through the Muljat Group North with agent Julie Price! If you are looking for a real estate professional who meets you both professionally and also at a personal level Julie is your gal! After all, buying and selling a home is such a personal experience! It can be mentally, physically and financially exhausting so having the best team to support you as you walk through the process is of utmost importance! Julie and the Muljat Group North team, our inspector Dan Hicks and Whatcom Land Title company made each transaction run flawless (at least it felt that way to my family anyway)! Real estate can be tricky and having a team working for us that knows all of the ins and outs like the back of their hand has been a gift to my family! It's my understanding that this real estate team continues their education! As you probably know this is crucial with many professions and having the Muljat Group North team in our back pocket for all of real estate needs feels really good!
The Muljat Group North has asked me to share some of my favorite ways that we incorporate healthy living into our lifestyle at home! I am happy to spill the beans with you today and I am so excited to be working with this company that is invested in the wellbeing of our community as a whole! The process of loving others well in our community starts and end with the people who occupy the homes in our area! I feel honored that they have chosen me to share content on this valuable topic! If you're not from the state of Washington make sure that you check out The Muljat Group North on these social channels linked below as well as their website! They have already shared a lot of great information on healthy living (fitness and finance) and they have big plans to share more throughout the remainder of the year! There is so much value found in following along and supporting people who do good in this world!
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making the choice to have a healthy home
Before I share some simple steps that you can take to obtain a healthier home, I want to tell you why my family started making the switch!! In short, my little family has faced a cancer diagnosis, I live with an autoimmune disease and I did not have the opportunity to care for our son in-utero during pregnancy; adoption. In a way we have found everything we have faced to be a blessing. We have overcome original diagnosis and we march on spending majority of our time around our healthier home and land from significant changes we have made! With my background and education being in the medical field I am no stranger to good health, illness and science at a molecular level. It wouldn't be fair of me to be visiting this healthier lifestyle topic and leave out the history of how our pioneers lived a much more clean, simple and toxin free lifestyle! Some might also say my husband and I are a little old fashioned with the products we use (they are plant based) and also because we don't live with cable television (haven't for years)! That's just a little history about us and this whole idea of simplifying certain aspects of our life, living a more pioneer minded lifestyle, trickles down into a simple mindset! Think simplicity when it comes to the products and methods we are using around our homes!
My family chooses to eliminate chemicals where we can (it's impossible to eliminate them all) to complement our wellbeing and overall health! When we use chemicals within the walls of our home they stay trapped unfortunately! The chemicals pollute our homes air rather than clean it. There is something to be said for simplifying certain aspects of our lives!
Chemical use has been on the rise! A few examples of this is it's as a way to yield higher crops per acre and it is the main way many people clean their house (Dawn Dish Soap, Tide Laundry Pods, OxyClean Products, Lysol to name a few). There are literally hundreds of cleaning brands on the market to clean just one surface type! The question is, are the chemicals in these products that we use every single day necessary?
I think that many people stick to what they know, what they have been doing for years or what they were taught. This comes in handy in many ways but as research with healing illness has come so far with time we have also learned more about the do's and don'ts of ingredients! We know that many of the chemicals found in over the counter products, both in
personal and household care, are not good for us and they are just not all regulated in the United States!
As you now know, my family decided a little over one year ago to make an effort towards living
without the use of as many chemicals in and around our home as possible! Just like with anything, it's a process that we just had to get started with! We started by eliminating just one thing at a time. Baby steps are still steps moving in the right direction!
chemical free household products
One of the easiest and most effective steps to a healthier home is to switch out the
cleaning products in your household! If you aren't already, change them from chemicals to plant-based products that work! Nothing nasty grows in the presence of the cleaning line we use and I strongly recommend it! We know it's supporting our health not depleting it in any way and they work really well! The power of plants is a big gift to us all! I literally use just one chemical free product to clean every surface in and around our home (it's true)! Our dining room table, glass windows, mirrors, granite countertops, our stainless-steel appliances and the list goes on! I use the Thieves household cleaner for all the things and the product is extremely simple to use!
The solution comes ultra-concentrated so you just mix a capful with water in a spray bottle and give it a quick shake (yes, it bubbles up)! If I am tackling our oven or bathroom shower tile or I want our stainless-steel sink to shine I simply sprinkle baking soda across the surface area and spray this household cleaner right on top. I let it sit for a while then wipe it clean! My family has been solely using this product for over one year and we have zero complaints! The Thieves cleaning line has simplified our life, we feel good about the products we have been using within the walls of our home, and in a big way we have made a great investment in our health! If you have any questions about the Thieves line feel free to get in touch with me directly or leave a reply on this post! You can also head to shop the same products we use by clicking the button below! I recommend purchasing The Thieves Starter Kit. This will give you everything you need to get started! Shipped to your doorstep! All in one box!
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Another really easy and fun household product switch to make is investing in 100% natural candles! It has taken me a year and a half to find this product in natural form! I stopped using the candles we had because they were polluting our home! You know that black stuff that goes into the air from the wick - that is chemical I could see and we just decided it was time to be done with that harm! Linda with Lulumiere based out of Seattle, Washington has created a large selection of pure candles for our household! She hand pours every artisan small batch candle - all inspired by the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Each candle is made with a cotton wick (you know the plant)! See my theme here?
My three favorite Lulumiere candles right now are
Along the lines of us having a healthy home we created a garden space! I did not grow up around gardening! I had no experience with growing crops and I have killed a few plants in my day. Taking the time to figure out what crops worked well with my green thumb and talking to local nurseries has been the key for our successful garden. In short, don't give up because anyone can truly have a beautiful garden space! The space can be as small as an herb kitchen garden, a flower pot with potatoes in it or a large garden area in the ground! I believe that everyone is capable of gardening and now is the time to start preparing for the seasons of crops ahead! If you haven't yet, I encourage you to start thinking about possibly having a container garden or landscape garden area! We live in a neighborhood and have a pretty nice size garden! I think this is because we took our edger and a shovel to remove grass from where we wanted our garden space to be! We also plant crops in a couple of water troughs that my husband spray painted my favorite color with a 2-in-1 primer & paint to create more space! All of our herbs go in tall flower pots on our back patio and bonus, the rosemary keeps the mosquitos away! We have microgreens planted on our dining room table as a fun way to encourage our son to eat leaves! He loves adding microgreens to his meals!
We prefer to keep our garden area as natural and organic as possible! We use compost soil and chicken manure as fertilizer! If you are not sure what you should use just call or stop by your local nursery! Making sure our garden gets the right amount of sun and water helps things grow too but the real game changer is praying big over the space!! It truly amazes us every time we see multiple crops come from a small seed! Having a garden is such an uplifting feeling all Spring, Summer and Fall! Getting fresh produce right off of our doorstep has helped us consume more of it too!
Thank you so much for being here and thank you to the Muljat Group North for having me today! I hope this post very much blesses you and yours!
What are some ways that you implement a healthy home and lifestyle? If you have some favorite recipes, I love those too! Share them below in the reply section or let's connect on my social channels! Have a wonderful weekend!
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grocery shopping, aside from our home mortgage, is my family's biggest monthly cost of living expense
Whenever I was doing my family's grocery shopping at a local grocery store I was seeing that I was spending hundreds of dollars each week. It wasn't just that the grocery store can be more expensive than a wholesale supplier but that I would go home and see that I could only make one or two meals out of what I had! This only helped me understand how dozens of families have told me that it's normal to spend around $800.00/month on groceries! YIKES!
Costco wholesale :grocery
It's taken me some time to find my niche with saving us money on a grocery budget as a wife and mother. It goes back to when I started realizing that our dinner meals at home were costing at least $15/night. This is when I decided to put a $4 or less budget on our dinner meals except for special occasions. Many of my friends and Instagram followers wanted to understand how I was doing it! People could not believe that it was possible and I will admit it took a total mindset shift from what I was doing before. I am going to try to do my best to explain the way that I cook in my kitchen now to intern save us a ton of money each month!
Unless I am baking or hosting a special holiday feast that I have to prepare for I do not use recipes! I use things in my pantry, freezer, fridge, spice rack and garden when it's in season. I think about things we like and use similar spice ingredients to inspire the flavor of a dish! I taught myself which foods I can use in multiple recipes; ones that can act as a filler! You know, increasing the entres amount of servings! This alone will save you money by helping a product last longer! A simple example of this is we can eat cottage cheese as a snack, I can make lasagna with it and I can add it to an egg scramble! Another great example is we can eat a specific cheese dip as a chip or vegetable snack and we can also use it as the filling inside of a roasted chicken breast! I can roast vegetables and serve them plain. I can also add them to casseroles, egg omelets, soups, quesadillas, tacos, salads, and the list goes on!
I have found that when I shop at Costco Wholesale and I only shop in the GROCERY section I spend about $150-$200 each trip every 3-4 weeks! I repeat I ONLY SHOP IN THE GROCERY SECTION!!!! You have to stay focused and enter that big warehouse with a budget and meal planning mindset otherwise you are going to spend $100 more dollars than planned!! I am just guessing but don't you think so? I do recognize that this budget will look different depending on how many members are in a family and certain health conditions can effect the amount people consume too.
by popular demand my costco shopping list
After sharing many Costco Wholesale Grocery hauls over on the @adoptadventure Instagram page people have asked to see what it is that I buy every single trip! Below I have created my current routine shopping list. I will say that this has been our shopping list throughout the wintertime when our garden isn't producing and we aren't experiencing hot sunny BBQ days! My list changes a bit with each season and produce available in store changes too!
I hope you found this helpful! Feel free to save or screenshot my shopping list photo! I would love to hear what you like to buy from Costco Wholesale each time you make the trip too! Leave a reply or come say, "hello!" on my social channels! Happy shopping and cooking for your loved ones!
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my virtual shopping experience
I have purchased a handfuls of items from XOMANDYSUE - 9 to be exact! Their website has a beautiful aesthetic while staying simple making it really easy to navigate! I absolutely love this part! I am so excited to share each item that I recently purchased and tell you why I fell in love with each piece during my virtual shopping experience! Each product image below is linked taking you directly to shop that specific piece! Don't forget that my entire community (that includes YOU) gets 35% off when you use this code at checkout : ADOPTADVENTURE35
I hope that this coupon code feels like a small gesture of both myself and the XOMANDYSUE boutique saying, "Thank you for your love and support!"
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If you look at my resume you will see that every job I have conquered I have done without any experience. When I say 'conquered' I am referring to completing a task efficiently and all on my own, this a job that I had never done before. Now here is where that last sentence gets tricky. Looking back did I help a 6'2 bed bound elderly man find joy in his day? Did I administer dialysis to a patient that needed their blood cleaned? Did I comfort pre intra and post surgical patients and help with the coordination of reconstructive cancer cases? Did I throw some stilettos on and help a surgeon's newly independent practice become successful? Am I now building a community in hopes to inspire just one person along the way to adopt certain adventures in life? The answer to all of the above is, "Yes!" The oxymoron to all of that though is that 'I' didn't accomplish any of these task; a team did.
There has always been a team of different personnel walking right along side of me. We moved forward together to complete task and press on. Whether that be friends, family, neighbors, nannies or colleagues. Every team member counted! Things would come up along the way, as life has a way of doing this, where someone like myself jumps out of the line of people walking forward to change direction. Like many, I really had to figure out where I wanted to be, what kind of people I wanted to walk right along side and ultimately what impact I wanted to make on the lives of other people including my own family's. Mother Teresa said it best, "If you want to change the world go home and love your family." I hear this statement. However, there is truth behind the fact that we all love at different levels depending on how full our cup of love is. When full, we love exceptionally well. I needed to do something, other than solely be a stay at home mother, to tend to the passion on my heart of helping others.
I started Adopt Adventure after I resigned from my corporate job (and commute) to be more present around our home. My husband is a worker and business owner so for us it made sense that our careers needed to look a little different while raising our children. I needed to be available as the homemaker and mother. I also needed to keep my cup full to love exceptionally well on our home and the people in it. Again, teamwork makes the dream work! I am passionate about helping others, the Adopt Adventure community and the dreams that I hope to someday fulfill with this platform. Thank YOU for being here!
Finding team members
When I was ready to start diving into the work that Adopt Adventure would need to ultimately take me to my goals I became really overwhelmed. I was distracted by all of the directions I could go with things and I became curious about how/why/what things did or even were for that matter. Then one day it hit me! What was different about everything else I had conquered versus this adventure of building a platform? I did not have a team. Okay, well I had my husband who was and still is Adopt Adventure's biggest cheerleader but he is a blue collar man through and through. Simply put, he didn't know anything about the internet, social channels and network marketing. Being just one person who was trying to conquer something not yet created was a huge detriment to me. You can imagine how I felt as I was looking in the mirror standing alone wanting to build something that I had no experience in but a heart that was on fire! With this being said I felt called to find someone else who either understood or wanted to understand the territory that Adopt Adventure and I so badly needed.
Haley & chelsea connect
Naturally, I had been having small conversations here and there with someone that I originally met from Instagram about influencer online marketing. This someone is my sweet friend Haley! You can find her on Instagram @blushingwillows! Over time Haley and I shared our goals for our businesses and our whys as this was of utmost importance for both of us to get to know, understand and love each others dreams! This had to take place so we could be the encouragement and support system that each of us would need walking forward! Haley's passion and my passion about why we do things the way we do it is different and that is what makes us a great team! If you think about it, are you always on the same page as your partner, friend, parent, boss, etc? Life would be alot less boring and you would see that people would not be near as successful. Haley and I both have different backgrounds yet they are similar. We both have children, husbands, we grew up around the same time, we both have successful backgrounds in business, we've enjoyed some of the same hobbies. I bring this up about our past because I think it really sets the core tone on how we connect and handle things when corresponding about a specific project! After supporting one another for a few months and building trust there came a point where it started being natural that Haley's passion fed mine and vise versa! Very similar to any working relationship there are highs and lows. We both understand when something is really hard and also really exciting! It's so nice that we can be there to celebrate and also walk through the harder tasks at hand together!
All in all teamwork is of utmost importance with pretty much any task in life! Teamwork makes the dream work and for the sake of everyone who loves you too, be sure to find your tribe!
If you enjoy behind the scenes content be sure to leave a comment and let me know! If you have any questions please comment those too! I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you so much for reading this post and please go say, "Hi!" to my friend Haley if you haven't yet!
I hope this encourages just one person to feel a boost of courage to reach out and find their tribe if they haven't yet! Noone should ever feel alone because you aren't! Reach out - what do you have to lose?
Hi friends! A delicious, healthy smoothie speaks both to my heart and taste buds! However, I don't always remember to make them! I try to share quick recipes on my Instagram stories whenever I do and today I am sharing on my blog, AdoptAdventure! Thanks for being here!
Recently I have found that leaving thebase of my blender out on the kitchen counter right next to our fruit basket helps remind me of this quick, healthy beverage that takes little to no time to prepare! There are a number of variations to this smoothie recipe. You can substitute the kind of fruit I am using today for another kind! You can also swap out fruit to simply add in greens to multiply the nutritional punch this tasty treat provides!
We recently went to Costco wholesaler's grocery section to stock up on fresh and affordable produce! Here is the fruit smoothie recipe that I am enjoying during this Winter week! If there is a smoothie recipe that you find delicious and you enjoyed this post please share in the comments below! My favorite part about this space is connecting with all of you!
TIP: To create a perfectly blended smoothie in a minute of time I always use a Professional Ninja Blender similar to these ones! Ninja is a professional kitchen brand that manufactures kitchen tools that are built to work well and last! My family has used the Ninja brand for a few years and we love their products!
Hello there! Are you familiar with the feeling that overwhelms you when you walk into the bulk foods candy store? That feeling of being in love with all of the organized colors, designs and textures? That is the same feeling I experienced recently when I walked into the
H&M Clothing-Retail Company!
Both online and in store, H&M does a beautiful job displaying their products! In the women's section alone I could shop for business, business casual, on trend, seasonal, sexy date and vacation pieces galore! There are not many retailers that can fulfill all of those styles for a woman with a one stop shop!
Another beautiful thing about H&M is that all of their pieces are priced affordably! Whether you are looking for a couple of 'on trend' staple pieces to add to your wardrobe, heading for an interview or catching that last minute discount flight to the tropics;
H&M Clothing-Retail Co. has you covered!
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styles that i recently took home from h&m in store
styles that i love from the h&m online store
I hope that you had a great time reading about my positive experience with H&M! Enjoy finding comfortable, cute, trendy, practical and affordable styles available through this retailer. If this store reminds you of another one that you love please comment below and let me know! I would love to check it out!
Author - About Chelsea and Adopt Adventure
Chelsea is one awesome online influencer blogging from the state of Washington. She shares positive review content about adventure, lifestyle, fashion and clean beauty. Chelsea is a wife, mother and friend to many! She uses this platform to promote positive vibes while sharing positive review content about products, services and experiences. She enjoys spending her time exploring Gods Country with others. Adopt Adventure started from Chelsea's passion for serving, supporting and loving others well. She believes that experiencing life's adventures is best enjoyed in community! This is a place for people to engage in the conversations, shop and be part of a community dedicated to helping others enjoy the days!
As an influencer one of the most important things you can do is get to know your community. My favorite way to do this is through Instagram stories. The IG app has so many wonderful features where you can engage with others through videos, photos, question and answer polls, music, artwork, the list goes on!
Recently, I started diving into one of the most prominent niches of AdoptAdventure; Fashion. Fortunately, I found myself at a standstill about a week ago. I have always been one that has a proven work ethic of 0 to 100 all riding on the passionate scale! What I mean by this is I have to be passionate about my work and if I am you will see me cruising at 100mph! For me to be working hard it is simple; I have to be helping others in one way or another.
I have always worked in an industry of helping people and even when my hands on job in the medical field turned administrative, you would often find me sneaking into patient rooms to love the patient, our patient, pre and post-surgery. When I found myself at this standstill with my fashion niche recently, I had suddenly saw this snowball effect of what I was building and what I did not like about it. Where was MY passion in all of this? I never started this blog with any intention to solely sell a product although it is my business.
A few days ago, before I went to a glamorous event in Seattle followed by a photoshoot with professional hair, makeup and photography, I made a statement on my Instagram story. The place where I engage with you – the AdoptAdventure community. I told a story and briefly tied in the statement of, “I poop and fart too.” One of the reasons I did this was to find something out! Can I have a successful niche in the Fashion industry without classy etiquette, high end styles, a 115 pound bod and this everything ‘on point’ appearance about me per say?
Being down home about life and loving others well is the core of who I am. It is how I am with my family and friends. This is of utmost importance to me as I continue to build this community. Ever since I posted that raw and real statement in my Instagram story I have received several kind words in person reassuring me that capitalizing on a niche all while making it my own is a beautiful thing. People that I both do and don’t know have shown gratitude for the simple fact that they can relate. On other occasions people have sent me messages thanking me for being an encouragement in their life. I don’t know exactly what I do that turns people on or off but it is real that I absolutely will remain myself through engagements. Thank you for your support, love, making me feel at home and making AdoptAdventure what it is.
Tonight, I sit here in my bed and quickly type this up as it rests on my heart and I just posted about this idea of started a new hashtag (#imlovelytoday). Tomorrow is Monday and so many people despise Monday's. I know that I once did. It’s like the flight attendant on an airplane, “Brace yourself it’s going to be a long ride. Please put your seat in the upright position. If needed there is oxygen in the overhead and your seat can be used as a life vest.” I mean my goodness, my father used to frame Sunday evenings as, “It’s Sunday night bath night! Got to get ready for the week!” Maybe it’s just me but we don’t have to be so taken back by a day. In fact, let’s not let society or our schedules consume our mindset of being lovely and having the best time of our lives. This should remain a priority! I understand that this is easier said than done and that life has responsibilities associated with it. I just think that since everyone and their 6+ year old child has a cell phone - What would happen if we were a bright light on our social applications? I created a hashtag that I encourage all of you to use: #IMLOVELYTODAY
“Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves.”
This is where my story about being myself ties in.
You can post anything you would like when you use the hashtag! When I think about being lovely, I have to feel lovely. This means when saying, “I look good today” 0% sarcasm is associated with the statement. When I do try on hauls and mention that a pair of pants make my butt look good - I mean it and it's not me being conceited but rather loving myself well. Hopefully this is an encouragement for your post! Let us all fill our small yet impactful corner of the world with self love and positive vibes. I promise you that you will touch one person’s life and that is so much more than no one. Thank you for supporting my small corner of the world, too. I look forward to connecting with you all soon!
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Play time is so much fun!
However, Mama wants to finish an entire cup of hot coffee!
Hi friends! If you follow me on the Instagram and LIKEtoKNOW.it apps then you have been waiting for me to link the toddler products that I share about often! You will see that I have linked all of the products we are currently loving right here! I have done this to simplify your shopping experience and keep everything gathered in one go-to place! If you have specific questions on a product review, as always you can message me on my social channels or comment below! I give all of these items 5 stars!
play room FURNITURE AND TOY picks
SICK DAY MEDICINE AND ACTIVITY PICKS
MEAL TIME PICKS
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Hi, I'm Chelsea!
I am the girl that believes in counting blessings through life's adventures! You know, the big ones like marriage, motherhood and friendship! I use this platform as a way to inspire others through sharing positive reviews about products, services and experiences! Together, let's see what kind of beautiful adventures we can adopt!