Come to the Table ...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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I look at this weekend as a segway into the next season - a season of cozy dinners, more time around the table and a changeup to hobbies, workouts + more
nourishing warm foods and a beautiful reminder of all we have to be grateful for ...

My brand has evolved over the years to what it is today where I know I'm called to reach women who are INTERESTED IN COMING HOME.
In the literal sense but also in coming home to their power, their health and their best life. It's at the heart of all of my work - to provide access to the information, the tools and the opportunity that truly supports this 'coming home' for women. 

Within that - I believe that time spent around the table in real conversation with the senses fired up is very healing.

To dial up the feels - I thought I would do a post on 'activating the senses' this Thanksgiving.
I've learned that this is the secret to anchoring the special moments we create to be memories that we access easily down the road...

 Here is a special HOL:FIT Thanksgiving playlist I've created
This is what we're playing at our house to create that cozy vibe. I looooove music and have shared all my playlists with you here.

 
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Here is what I'm creating in the kitchen - you can click each recipe to view:

Kale Salad

Lentil Walnut Dip

with Veggies + Mary's Crackers

Sweet Potato Mash in the Instant Pot

One Pot Whole Chicken + Veggies

 (save the bones to make Bone Broth after in yourInstant Pot)

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with grapes + walnuts

Cranberry + Lime Spritzer

Pumpkin Protein Cookies for school lunches this week

Pumpkin Spice Lattes

(keep the sauce in the fridge for quick bevvies throughout the week)

And here is a link for a 30 day trial to 'Plan to Eat' which is the virtual meal planning tool I love

If you've been around me for a little bit - you know why we don't use fragrance or toxic chemicals in the home anymore.
But we definitely know how powerful our sense of smell - especially for anchoring special moments to memory!
Plants do a much better job in the aromatic playground than humans could ever mimic in a lab.

Here is a lovely diffuser blend to try this weekend:

Here are a few others to try:

And in the spirit of giving - here is my diffusing guide packed with more beautiful blends to try.

a quick note on essential oils:

You likely know by now that I only recommend doTERRA.
At first is was because their quality is unmatched, but then the sustainable sourcing and integrity of the company became quickly apparent and important to me.

On a recent HOL:FIT Talks podcast - I expanded on this more if you'd like to listen -
check out episode 037 on the convention recap + ethos of doTERRA

If you would like to purchase doTERRA at 25% off as a wholesale customer - click here.
There is no monthly minimum (unless you want to do the rewards program)

Also a quick note on candles, if you are going to use them, use 100% pure beeswax or 100% plant wax from coconut, soy or hemp.
Almost all candles on the market today are made from paraffin wax which releases dangerous vapours into the air while burning. This will be very taxing on your respiratory system and at a minimum will cause headaches and burning eyes.

One of the quickest ways to create a healthier home is through the products we are using to clean our surfaces.

Just say no to icky cleaning chemicals - this is the easiest switch to make!
Here is an awesome all purpose cleaning recipe that will create a beautiful fall/winter aroma as you clean:
2 tbsp OnGuard Cleaning Concentrate
10 drops doTERRA Cinnamon essential oil
10 drops doTERRA wild orange essential oil
2 cups water
Add to glass spray bottle and voila! You will love cleaning with this one!

If you want to transition your home over to all green cleaning - here is the link to my Green Cleaning School:

Iโ€™ve laid out all my DIY recipes for creating a healthy happy home and recorded short videos in each room of me making the creations.

โœจ Iโ€™m honoured and grateful to be a part of your journey as you create your healthy beautiful life!
Thank you for what you are doing to better yourself and our world,

Big Love + Happy Thanksgiving!
Ange

ps - this post was made possible by giving my kids multiple copies of this cute sheet to colour this morning ;) 

And to keep them busy while I make dinner: