Do you Black Friday?

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Are you a get-up-before-dawn Black Friday shopper?  I’ll admit I am not.  A few years ago, though, I experienced the madness, the craziness, and the adrenaline of others who have lost their sanity in hopes of a great deal.  I went with a few friends.  We left around 2 o’clock in the morning if memory serves me, and I was dumbfounded that people really do get up at that hour to shop!  Anyways, the time spent with my friends was enjoyable, although I can’t say I’d jump to do it again.  Black Friday shopping is fun, but it really does bring out the worst in some people…that is the part I hated.  But we had fun and had the right attitude, and that made it a little easier to endure the grumblers, the nudgers, and the I-will-run-over-you-if-you-get-in-my-way people.  🙂

So if you want to escape the long lines and want to do some online shopping, I have a few specials/deals to share:

Before doing any online shopping, I *always* check to see if the store is on Ebates.  It’s super easy, free, and who doesn’t want some cash back that can be combined with any other coupons or deals you find?  Yes, please!  [Right now, Old Navy is 10% back, JCPenny 10%, Macys 10%, Kohls 8%, and a bunch more].

Next are a few particular deals:

Plexus is having free shipping + 10% off all orders (customer and welcome packs!!) through Sunday night!  This is really a huge sale, and of course they still have their 60-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.  If I had to pick one thing that has most changed my life in the past year, it would, without any hesitation, be Plexus.  I have never been this pain free since prior to my back injury or whatever happened to make it hurt so horribly, over 8 years ago.  Other things have taken some of the edge off the pain or worked temporarily, but it’s been 7 and a half months of at least 80% pain free days, and I haven’t even felt the need to go to the chiropractor (I do believe in chiropractors and should probably go in just to make sure everything is in alignment, but prior to Plexus, I HAD to go anywhere from once a month up to 3 times a week, and that was just to be in that not feeling normal, but at least I can function zone.  It’s helping with other areas of my health as well – I’m slowly but surely losing inches, fitting into clothes I couldn’t for quite a long time.  I only had 1 day this whole spring and summer (I don’t usually have fall allergies, but have spring/summer allergies) that I noticed my allergies acting up,… just 1 day!!  And my digestion is as good as it’s ever been.  I could go on and on, but I’ll stop for now.  🙂  (Oh, and I didn’t start out with Plexus for the business side of it – I purely was hoping the products would work for me.  They have, and I’m now also really loving that all of my products are now completely paid for each month, and I get to help others improve their health and also make some side money or life-changing money from it).


100% Pure is having a couple specials I want to share as well: $30 off first-time purchase of $60 or more.  This ends Dec.11, and is a pretty awesome deal!  Their body cream is super luxurious (and smells wonderful), and with this deal, you can get them for around $8 each!  Free shipping and free returns as well!  I also love their makeup palettes. They are also having Black Friday Mystery bags – one for nails, makeup, and hair/body, each at 40%-60% off!


Next up are two exercise/fitness deals:

Oxycise – all their DVDs are 35% off, and all their downloads are 50% off!  This has remained at the top of my exercise list for many years and is something I always go back to no matter what other programs I try out.

Bellicon – They are having a great sale right now on all their models (I personally have, and love, the 44″ model).  I love that the legs can fold and so it can be stored out of the way if needed (though it’s also really fun looking, so you’ll probably keep it out as much as possible).  Also, right now, they are giving Bellicon owners a free year of their online be360 program – I just checked it out this morning, and it looks really great.


I’ll be back to share some more of my favorites for Cyber Monday!

*Some links may be affiliate links; this simply means I make a small percentage if an order is placed.  Your price is still the same, and this simply helps me run this blog.

Are you an in-store black Friday shopper, online, or could care less?



Plexus …What do I think?


Have you all heard of Plexus?  Well, I had heard about it here and there, and honestly, two thoughts crossed my mind:  I had seen pictures on FB, and my first thought – “Is this another shake?  I’m sure that’s not healthy”, and my second thought – “Is this one of those temporary suck-all-the-water-out-of-you wraps or something like that?” haha.  I just really didn’t take the time to even give it much thought.  But then I saw posts by 2 of my friends on FB – both of them trainers with T-Tapp, one of the exercise programs I love.  I really respect these ladies, both for their life attitudes, their dedication to their family, and for their personal integrity.  So when I saw them posting things, I actually stopped and gave it more than a fleeting glance.  I learned that no, it is not a wrap, and no, it is not a shake (or unhealthy).

So… also at this time (about a month ago) my back pain was acting up, and I was sort of at an all-time low as far as feeling my health was out of control.  I am, in general, a healthy person except for my chronic pain, muscle tightness, some skin issues, and some possible hormonal/candida issues.  But because I was feeling so low, I decided to just try it…  I was still skeptical… but because of the 60-day money back guarantee, I decided I really didn’t have anything to lose.

So I started taking it (the “TriPlex” – Slim + Bio Cleanse + ProBio5).  I didn’t notice a huge surge in energy, a dramatic reduction in pain (gradual), or noticeable weight loss.  I was kind of bummed, actually, but so many success stories, so I decided to give it a longer chance.  But before I decided how to proceed, my Slim had run out.  Within a few days of running out, my back flared up worst than it’s been in a very long time.  I was in such pain, and nothing seemed to really help.

So I decided to order again, but wanting to also try out their Fast Relief pain line, decided signing up as an Ambassador would allow me to get the best prices.  I signed up and got my package a few days later.  I am not completely pain free by any means, but went from barely able to sit or stand for very much time at all to being able to attend the Sonrise service at my church yesterday plus the breakfast afterwards, plus made it about halfway through the main service before I was in too much pain to stay.  So definite improvement!  Oh, and remember how I said I didn’t have any noticeable weight loss?  Well, that’s true, I didn’t (about 1 lb, which 1 lb can easily just be normal fluctuations).  However, I remeasured myself, and found I had lost 7″ the first month of being on the TriPlex!

I am excited to share my progress with you all on my blog!  I love that their products are natural, easy to take, and that they address the root issues – they’re not a fad or an unhealthy lose-weight-quick product (although many do lose excess weight very quickly), but the stories I’ve heard of finding freedom from diabetes, ulcerative colitis, depression, uncontrollable cravings, chronic headaches and migraines, and countless other ailments, and the freedom that comes from the business side of Plexus as well, is so encouraging and amazing!

So that’s my beginning story!  I can’t wait to see where this will take me and my health! If you’d like to join me on this journey or if you have your own health issues you’d like to address, I am here for you to support and help you along the way!  Don’t just survive life, thrive!  I am so grateful that God led me to these products!



*Editing to add this awesome video – This young woman addresses the fears we may have (relating to every area of your life, not just starting Plexus or a new venture).  I find her so inspiring and real, and I’m so incredibly honored to be partnering with Plexus and sharing with others just how incredible and life-changing these products are.