Auto-immune disease diet

I was recently diagnosed with auto-immune disease. They don’t quite know for sure WHICH AI disease it is, but rheumatoid arthritis is involved. I am 34 years old, but I feel much older. I am frequently achy, fatigued, puffy, foggy and stiff. I started taking medication about a month ago, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I’ve been reading quite a bit about the correlation between the foods we eat and AI dz and came to the realization that I may be the one causing my own pain.

I don’t have a horrible diet- I don’t drink soda, I don’t drink any sugary drinks, I don’t eat a ton of sweets- but I do indulge more than I should. I love chips, tacos, pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches. If there is candy or cake at my house, I’ll usually eat it. I notice when I have a bad diet day I will wake up the next morning and my entire body will hurt, portions of my body hurt if I touch the area and my eyes will be puffy. It’s definitely a sugar hang over.

I decided that today is the day that sugar is getting cut out of my diet. I’m committing to 10 a 10 day sugar detox to see how I’ll feel. I’m hoping the inflammation that is plaguing my body will vacate the premises once and for all!

10 days doesn’t seem like much, but for me and my relationship with food- it’s a lifetime! I’ll try to post daily to update how I feel and to stay accountable.

Day 1:

Today I’m feeling hungry, but no crazy cravings- I weigh 154, which is normal for me.

I am extremely achy today, I took a pain pill in order to function. 😫 I did have a pancake, a sugar cookie, and a small amount of bread yesterday. More carbs than usual, but not an extreme amount.

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My amazing luck continues…

Last weekend a friend and I decided to spend the weekend at our lake house. It is pretty cold in Oklahoma, but a nice, quiet weekend sounded perfect. The weather was better than we expected and we actually saw several eagles! (I love looking for eagles, I’m pretty sure they are my spirit animal-after the unicorn of course!) 🦄🦅

It got dark early, so we ventured out to one of the nearby (nearby at the lake is about an hour drive) casinos. I couldn’t decide which casino I wanted to go to, so I had my friend flip a coin-Cherokee casino won the toss!

We walk in and hear that they are giving away cash every 30 minutes to players club members. I renew my card and my friend signs up. We complete all our entries and head to the bar to get a drink and a bite to eat.

We weren’t even at the bar for 10 minutes and I hear my name over the intercom-so I went back to the players club area and asked what I had won- to my surprise, it was $1000 cash!!! Cash that I manifested by my thoughts

The fact that I won this didn’t surprise me.. I have coined myself as “The luckiest person I know” and I’m not shy to tell everyone that. What really gave me goosebumps about this event is that I had been listening to a specific podcast for 2 weeks prior titled “The money babe challenge, how to manifest $1000 into your life” I have been following the steps in the December Challenge, a few of them are below:

  • Treat money as if it is energy.
  • Be grateful for every cent you already have and every cent that comes into your life, no matter if it is just one penny!
  • Treat the money as if it is already yours and be thankful for it.
  • Don’t worry about how the money will appear, just know that it will

WOOWOO!!! It worked! You better believe I’m going to up this amount and follow these principles EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!

I continue to be amazed at the life I create with my mind. I am so grateful for everything I have and everything I have coming to me. I am so excited to see what I will manifest this year, and hope I can convince others that they can create any life they desire-you just have to believe it.

Xoxo

Sarah

Something magical happened to me today…

Have you ever had something happen where there is no other explanation for it- it was just magic?

I had one of those experiences today- if you know me, my life is very serendipitous- I have little magic moments quite frequently. But today-even though the end result was something insignificant- how if happened was nothing short of magic.

I’ve been doing a lot of mind work lately, all having to do with the law of attraction and (I live my life by these principals) so for this to happen today-it was perfect timing.

Here’s what happened…

I had a lady call me this morning that was a customer at the last show Sixfourteen participated in- Mistletoe Market- she bought a bracelet that I didn’t have, but I wrote her name down and told her I would get one for her and ship it- but totally forgot about it- So I went to my wholesale supply store where I usually purchase these bracelets with my friend Carrie. I call this store the “crack store” because it’s like going to a drug store- the hardcore drug store- there is so much to choose from and it’s easy to get addicted… I never leave there with less than $500 in merchandise- at wholesale prices mind you… that’s A LOT of crack!!

We searched for this particular bracelet for 10 minutes (like a needle in a hay stack in that place, there are literally over 1 million items in this store- makes type-A people have serious anxiety just by walking in the door…) We couldn’t find the bracelet, so I grabbed something similar hoping my customer would be ok with it, but wasn’t happy I couldn’t deliver on my promise… We were about to leave and Carrie is rummaging through some bins on the floor- I close my eyes and say to myself- “when I open my eyes, I’m going to find that bracelet…..”

I opened my eyes- and the first thing I saw was THAT EXACT BRACELET!!! It was literally a foot away from me, in the random bin on the floor that Carrie just went through 10 seconds before I closed my eyes.

I had chills that wouldn’t go away for 5 minutes, and have them again as I’m typing this. I couldn’t believe my eyes…

Magic bracelet

I’ve been really digging deep into mind work, law of attraction and self development lately and one of my morning routines is mantras that I say to myself or out loud- each morning I say this one particular mantra.. “something magical is going to happen to me today….” And each day-something magical HAS happened!

They may be very insignificant life events, but they are pure magic in my eyes. I am 100% convinced in the power of the mind and the power of positive thinking. This event has stirred my mind up even more and has challenged me to find the magic events that happen every day and share them.. Hopefully I’m able to inspire someone else to create a little magic in their life..

XOXO

Sarah B

It’s finally here…

Over the weekend I submitted the very last college paper of my 17 year (undergrad) college career. The emotions that surged through my body when I clicked “submit” were unreal. I got chills. I had tears in my eyes. I have tears in my eyes typing this. Going back to college as an adult is hard. I have boasted about how easy this has been for the past year, but that was a lie. Looking back, the last year was a complete blur-but I wouldn’t trade the lack of sleep or the endless hours in front of my computer writing, reading, and enriching my life for anything. The last year My life has been comparable to a tornado, but it was totally worth it. I am SO PROUD of myself-and that’s not easy for me to admit. I have maintained a 4.0 GPA somehow and for those who know me-you know I’m not a scholarly individual-nor am I the type of person to stick to anything until completion. This degree is solid proof to me that you can do anything you set your mind to.

If you wonder if you should complete college-stop thinking about it and JUST DO IT! I guarantee you will not look back on that decision wishing you hadn’t done it. 

Congratulations to all the graduates of 2017!! 

👩🏻‍🎓🎉🥂🍾👨🏼‍🎓

Graduation deserves a selfie!

Bedroom makeover!!!

Oh what a difference furniture can make!! My husband and I have HATED our bedroom furniture for the longest time, but we did not want to settle for something we didn’t love… well- we finally found it! Actually, my husband did- and he surprised me with it. My son and I took a short trip to Texas over spring break and I came home to this…..

My husband is good at surprises!


It was quite a big change from this…


I have never had so much joy walking into my bedroom before! I changed up some of the decor and this is the current result:

New furniture makes all the difference in the world

I am working on the art above the bed and the room will be complete. I swapped out curtains and bedside lamps, art and a rug to tie everything together. I added a salt lamp and some crystals for some fung shui. I am IN LOVE with our bedroom and can not wait for our next room makeover! Living room, coming soon!! 

Furniture: Bernhardt

Bedding: Dillard’s 

Lamps: IO Metro

Curtains: Kirklands

Rug: At Home

Art: Hobby Lobby

My Mom’s Christmas gift…A late update…

I was able to give my Mom an envelope for Christmas.  It was stuffed with what I consider one of my greatest accomplishments.  I gave her an invitation to my college graduation.  She had no idea I returned to school to finish my college degree until she opened that envelope.  I was nervous, my son was anxious, my husband was excited.  When she read the graduation announcement, the tears began to fall-from both of us.  All she could say was “that is a really great gift”.  She couldn’t believe it and I was so relieved to FINALLY reveal the secret I had been keeping for over a year.

My husband was shocked that she didn’t know. My whole family knew, but knew to keep it a secret from Mom.  My 8 year old somehow kept that secret for over a year.  He proved to me that I can trust him with big secrets, and that is a huge deal!!

I’m now 2 months away from finishing this 17 year project-and I couldn’t be happier.  I have enriched my life by returning to school to complete my degree.  I encourage anyone who thinks about returning to school to finish their degree-to JUST DO IT! Make one last final effort to push through and DON’T STOP until you have that degree in your hand!  May 6, 2017 will be one happy day for me as I will walk across that stage at UCO in Edmond, Oklahoma.

XOXO

Sarah B

614 Bestie Bracelet Making Kit

We just released our Bestie Bracelet making kits! These kits are perfect for any type of parties where you need a party favor or activity!

614 Bestie Bracelet Making Kit

The 614 Bestie Bracelet making kit is perfect for little girl’s birthday parties, bridal parties or a gift for your little crafter. 
These kits are fully customizable to match any party theme.
Here’s what’s included:

*locking bead case

*5 different colors of beads, choose from the sparkly shamballa beads or soft silicone beads-or mix and match both!

*stainless steel spacers, gold or silver or both

*charms and jewelry tags (specialty charms available)

*pre-stretched, pre-cut elastic string that is ready for beading! 

(The strings have an “anchor” bead tied on at one end so beading is easier)

*Instructions included

All you need is an adult to tie the bracelets!

Just pick how many bracelets you would like for your party! 

We keep the beads and kits in stock and ready to ship, we can usually ship within a few days. Custom orders may take 1-2 weeks.
Choose from a 5 to 25 person kit. Each kit will come with enough supplies for the number of people plus 2 extra, just in case!

At only $5 per person, this makes an affordable party favor!

Gameday bracelets

It’s almost time to show your school pride! I have been working extra long hours getting gameday bracelets ready for the football season. I can customize any color combination to match your team colors. 

These are my most popular item and they are only $12 each! 

Wholesale orders are availabe for 25 pieces or more. Contact me for more details! 

Sarahbinokc@gmail.com

Or 

http://www.sixfourteen.net

Edmond North bracelets

Edmond Santa Fe

Life Altering News

I’ve been extremely lucky in my 33 years on this earth to have not been on the receiving end of any life-altering, devastating news that directly affects me or my family. This week that changed. 

My dad, who is one of my favorite people in the world, my fishing buddy and my 8 year olds idol-was diagnosed with colon cancer. 

My mom had cancer when I was in high school and I didn’t realize the magnitude of the word then. Now I do. 

My dad has been through more physically in the last couple of years than many people go through in a lifetime. 2 shoulder surgeries, complete knee replacement, a major neck surgery less than 6 months ago, which he was just now beginning to heal from-now this. My dad is tough, but can someone continue to be tough after all of that? 

I am hurting thinking about having to tell my son that his Brapaw is sick. Part of me wants to keep it from him so he doesn’t have to worry, but part of me wants to prepare him for the reality of the cruel, unfair world. 

Please pray for my Dad and also my Mom. They have been through many health scares in their nearly 40 years of marriage, and I’m certain they will make it through this one. 

Stay tough, John Bob!