Whole 30- Challenge Accepted!

30 days. No sugar. No Bread. No Lattes. 

Challenge Accepted. (said in my best Barney Stinson voice)

When I posted on IG and FB that we were doing the Whole, we got lots of questions. So here is the nitty gritty:)

What is it?

It’s basically like hitting the reset button for your body. Removing things from your diet that are often the cause of many troubles (digestion, allergies, bloating, lethargy, trouble losing weight etc)

You can go to the website to read ALL about it, and even purchase the book to dig deeper.


We will be cutting out sugar (even natural forms like honey/agave), no grains, no legumes, no alcohol, no dairy.

There are other things to, but that is the basic gist. You DO consume meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, fruit, oils, nuts etc. It’s very similar to a paleo diet, with a few differences.

Why are we doing it?

We have chosen to do this with my sister and her husband. CR and I are both doing it, which is quite different since he usually does not partake in my different cleanses and dietary changes. But we really felt like this could benefit both of us. We both consume way too much coffee, have low energy, want to sleep better and would just generally like to be healthier. Plus we both knew it would be nearly impossible for me to complete on my own if I was having to make separate meals. Lastly, accountability, I’ve found it to be crucial to completing really difficult goals.

One of my favorite things about the author is that she is all about tough love. People read the rules and think, “that’s too hard”

But as she quickly reminds you, it’s not.

“Beating cancer is hard, giving birth is hard, losing someone you love is hard. Drinking your coffee black is not hard.”

AMEN. I’m going to need to tape that to fridge for when I feel weak!

Another way we are keeping ourselves accountable is to update you guys weekly.

We started today, August 1st.

Earlier this week Ash and I went shopping for Whole 30 compliant groceries and we also filmed a quick haul:)

Next weekend we will be updating you guys on how it’s going, but for Day 1, I’m a little hangry and have a headache already. I told CR that this just confirms to me how sugar addicted I am, cause most people feel fine the first day. Yep, I’m pathetic! But the food is good and I’m not feeling super hungry or anything.

Let me know if you’ve ever done the Whole 30 and how it went for you? Or if you know any amazing recipes that are compliant:)

And maybe throw up a quick prayer for my husband. Angie with no sugar/carbs = hard to live with



Raffle WINNERS!!!

I hardly slept last night in anticipation of drawing our winners today!

In total y’all bought 441 raffle tickets!!! Can you believe that?!?!? WOW!!!

The kids helped me draw the names:)

Watch the video to see who won!

And in case you can’t or don’t want to watch, scroll down to see the winners!!!

Beauty Box- Sarah Hurst

Mommy Box- Elizabeth Smith

Tieks Box- Jeanette Stanley

THANK YOU a million times over for supporting us and helping us to get our Rosie girl HOME!!!!

EPIC Raffle For Rosie (CLOSED)

I am busting at the seams with excitement today! We are launching a new fundraiser and dare I say, it’s EPIC!!!

As you guys know, we are working to bring home our sweet daughter Rosie. She is turning 4 next week!!! She has been blessed with Down Syndrome and we are beyond excited to add her to our family!!!

It’s pretty simple actually! We have put together 3 different baskets full of “Angie’s Favorite Things”!

A Beauty Box

1. Silk Pillowcase 2. Philosophy Fresh Cream Set 3. Beauty Blender Sponge 4. IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette 5. Rodan + Fields Eye Cream

6. Essie Polish ( Romper Room, Resort Fling) 7. Sally Hansen Gel Top Coat 8.Real Techniques Brush 1 & 2

9. Noonday Necklace

A Mommy Box

1. Naptime Diaries Print 2. LuLa Roe Leggings 3. Happy Mommy Tumbler 4. Dunlap Critter 5. Humble Hilo Sandals 6. Marriage More Tank

7. Target Gift Card $100

A Tieks Box

1. Tieks 2. Coloring Book/Colored Pencils 3. Hazelberry Paper Journals 4. Pioneer Woman Cookbook 5. Lara Casey Print 6. $25 Starbucks gift card



So now what?!?!

The raffle will run  July 22nd-29th and we will draw a winner for each basket on the 30th! That just so happens to be my birthday and Rosie’s too! How fun is that?!?!

Raffle tickets are $5 each, you can buy as many tickets as you’d like! Click on any of the “donate” buttons in this post to buy your raffle tickets!

Just make sure you write in the description box which box or boxes you want to be entered in for!

For example:

You donate $5, and choose to enter the Tieks basket.

You donate $15, and want to enter each basket once.

You donate $60, and want to enter each basket 4 times.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Now, once you purchase at least one raffle ticket, you have the option to get 2 bonus entries! (You must purchase a raffle ticket to be eligible for the bonus entries)

Share one our images on Instagram (angelabmama) and use #raffleforrosie which will get you an additional entry

And/or share this blog post via Facebook (be sure to let me know you did) and you’ll get another entry!

A huge thank you to all the vendors who donated items to our raffle!!! We couldn’t have pulled this off without you!

FYI: This raffle is only open to US residents (sorry :())

If you don’t specify when buying your raffle ticket, we will automatically enter you in the Tieks box.

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