Top 5 Posts of 2016

Okay, y’all…I know we’re almost done with January (where has the time gone?!?), but here are the top 5 posts of 2016 for Through the Lens!


Even though it’s one of my oldest posts, this post on how to use essential oils with horses is one of my most popular!

4) Detox Naturally

These 3 Ways to Naturally Detox {even while pregnant} helped keep me feeling good through my pregnancy!


3) wdding-reception

My post on How to Have a Simple, Tasteful & Inexpensive Wedding Reception was a favorite of mine to do. I loved putting our reception together and then the post gave me all the feels. ❤

2) Strawberry Lemonade

This Good Girl Moonshine is STILL our favorite…we make it weekly!

1) Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

These Healthy Chocolate Muffins were #1 on the list again for this year! I think I’m going to have to make them again soon….

Hannah Diane
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2015 Goals! {and word}

Hey, hey! So….I finally made the first “draft” of my 2015 goals! I make my goals, then evaluate them half way through the year. To get myself back on track, add things, see where I’ve improved, ect.

I don’t know about you, but I love a fresh start. And I love that about the first of the year. A fresh start. A clean slate. And I want to make the best of it!

2015 is going to come with surprises, challenges, trials and joy. How do I know that? Because every year has those things, and I just look forward to see what God does in our lives this year!

Now…on to my goals. I try to divide my goals up into different sections.

Goals 2015


-Eat clean 80% of the time {2 cheat things a week}
-Oil pull 3-4 times a week
-Detox soak 5-6 times a week
-Workout 5-6 days a week
-Run twice a week


-Have 800 followers on Facebook
-Have 500 followers on Instagram
-double my readers
– post 3-5 days a week
-have guest bloggers each month
-guest blog 2 times a month
-stay organized!
-have more giveaways!


-purge a different room in the house once a month
-read more
-write in a journal at least once a week
-write in “thankful journal” every night
-meal plan and grocery shop twice a month (instead of 4 times)
-make freezer meals
-mail at least two encouraging notes to friends/family a week
-give to friends & family


-read Bible & write notes in a journal daily
-write out the Psalms, Proverbs and James this year
-memorize 25 Bible verses
-cultivate thankfulness
-grow closer to the Lord

(my horse I’m training)

-work with her 4-5 days a week
-ride 2-3 days a week
-field riding by summer
-perfect our at-liberty work

My Word for 2015

Now, I’ve done this for a few years now but I have a word for 2015. My word is intentional. I love this word. It kept coming back to me for the past couple days and I’ve decided to use it. I want to be intentional in everything I do this year. The word reminds me I have a choice in how I handle everything. And to live in each moment.

What is your word for 2015? What are some of your goals?

Hannah Diane

Top 5 Posts of 2014!

Happy Saturday!! Who else is enjoying the first few days of 2015? Who has made their goals for 2015?  Do you choose a word for the new year? I’m still working on my word and goals for 2015. I plan on getting that posted on Monday. But I have been enjoying reading all of the goals and words for 2015 all over blog-land.

Top 5 Posts of 2014

Today I want to share with you my top 5 posts of 2014. I’ll start with #5. 🙂

Iced Coffee

My Chocolate and Vanilla Iced coffee. This was my first “real post” of my blog. I love, love, love drinking this!

Tips for a Smooth Morning

My Tips for a Smooth Morning is #4 most viewed post of 2014.

Oatmeal Cookies_2These Oatmeal Cookie Bars with PB Frosting were an on-a-whim baking experiment. They are oh-so-good!!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein MuffinsI came up with these Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Chocolate PB Muffins one day. Perfect and so yummy!

Lemon Water

And my #1 post of 2014 is 7 Benefits of Putting Lemon Oil in your Water!

Thank you SO much for making {part} of my first blogging year so amazing! I’m looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me in 2015!

Hannah Diane