Nellie & Phoeb's

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Five on Friday: A Week in the LIFE

Linking in for 5 on Friday for Some Good Stuff

 1. The Return of the AMP MD System
I have never been so excited to try a new product!!! Rodan + Fields is re-launching their AMP MD System, that was pulled over a year ago, because results were so incredible, it had to undergo FDA testing to insure it was safe for in home use. IF THAT DOESNT SPEAK VOLUMES, I don't know what does!!! This is supposedly the Botox of Rodan + Fields, incredible skin tightening results when paired with the REDEFINE anti aging line. Here is where you can find out more info on the AMP roller which will be available mid October to 'Preferred Customers' only, contact me for additional info! Rodan + Fields AMP MD System

2. The Resolution for Women
I started a new women's Bible study a few weeks ago & am amazed everyday how the lessons apply to my life, even when I feel initially like they have no current weight. My epiphany this week: "I am a woman, what is my purpose when I set aside all of my hats (wife, mother, sister, daughter...)?". I sat through an hour and a half of the class and group discussion before someone said something that really spoke to my soul & I was able to draw this beautiful meaning for my life & purpose. 

We as women have the divine purpose, when we set all our hats aside, & live as the people God intended us to be, to shed light on the world, so that more people know God through us than before. And, that doesn't necessarily mean spreading scripture, but spreading Christ's Light, Peace, Love, & Grace. 

WOW. That's just worthy of a moment of reflection.

To start this study on your own: The Resolution for Women 

My kids have smiles that just melt me! These are my youngest of 3 daughters, & they are the cheeriest, happiest, silliest little darlings EVER!!!


4. Fav Recipe: Broccoli with Beef
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, broth, sugar, ginger, garlic, & soy sauce.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over high heat, cook beef 3 minutes, or until browned. Stir in broth mixture, bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, add broccoli, stir until sauce thickens & broccoli is cooked.

Serve over brown rice. YUMMMMMM!!!

(Finished beef & broccoli pic courtesy of AllRecipes.Com It was so delicious I got side tracked & forgot to take a pic of the finished product!)

5. Lighting Need
We had our home built almost 4 years ago & we have yet to replace any of the crappy builder light fixtures! It was on the top of our priority list when we moved in, but has sunk far below the realm of importance... But, I know it needs to be done, & I am constantly on the look out for the perfect fixtures! This is one I have my eye on for my entry, the 3 light semi-flush mount from the Sausalito collection from Troy Lighting in sliver/gold


  1. I didn't know you could get ginger in a cube! Mind. Blown!

    1. Hi Taylor! There are a couple other herbs frozen & packaged this way, I know Cilantro for sure. I love the ginger, one package will last me a year & I never have to run to the grocery store for it!

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    1. Hi Amanda! I love it too, there is a larger drum like chandelier version that I've been looking at for my dining room:) The whole line is pretty!