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!

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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….

Sincerely,
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

HEALTH

-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

BLOGGING

-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!

PERSONAL 

-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

FAITH

-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

AMEERA
(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?

Sincerely,
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!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane