Mrs. Price

Mrs. Price

If you haven’t noticed, we changed it up a bit here & for good reason. I’m now Mrs. Price! 

So let’s talk about all the new changes that came with the new name. 

The Price family after tying the knot.

If you look to your left, you’ll see three kiddos. These three kiddos are now my babies, even if the one is taller than I am. 

In all honesty, I’m so thankful for the business that I started building years ago. If this is your thousandth article with me, you’ll know I suffered from multiple miscarriages when I was married previously and so I thought I’d never have kids but I built a business with building a family someday in mind. I didn’t know how I’d be a mom, I just knew I was meant to be one. 

Along comes my now husband with his three beautiful sons and BAM I’m a mama. It could not have been more perfect. With the youngest in half-day preschool, I’m able to run my business, contribute to the household financially and still do drop-offs and pick-ups. I can make cupcakes for birthday parties. I can pop in during the Christmas celebrations. I’m here to make dinners. I’m around to make sure the laundry is done. I can visit Mr. Price at work and have lunch dates with him or grab something for the band if need be, 

Oliver and I at a school function
The Price squad at a school Christmas party.
Mama, Daddy and Oliver Price at school

So much of what I’ve wanted has actualized and I’m ready to kick some booty in 2019. Now that I have everything I want personally, I’m excited to share. For once, I have a plan because it impacts not just me anymore. But really it never just impacted me, if we’re being honest. 

 That means you’ll see more mom things. You’ll see a different and more intentional side to the business. You’ll see more of my societal articles here too. It was funny, I was on a call with a new client the other day and she asked me why I wasn’t writing as often anymore. Side note, people are always watching even if you think they aren’t, but that’s a story for another time. So that’s it. You’re getting more of me and the real me. 

No Pinterest perfect photos here. We’re never Instagram worthy at my house. My hair is almost always a hot mess. 

 

We’re Pricelessly Imperfect and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

 

Lola’s Fall Dog Treats

Lola’s Fall Dog Treats

So if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know I added a new baby to my life, Miss. Lola Belle. Let’s be honest, puppies love treats and that’s what I want to share today.

So I’m a crazy dog mom, I won’t lie to you. I got her a pool. We get mommy and me Starbucks. We basically hang out all the time. She’s a spoiled baby and I’m okay with that.

Working for myself allows me to be home with her,  training her the way I want and spending as much time with her as I want.

As a crazy dog mom, I also make her treats. I have been getting a ton of DM’s about what goes into her treats so I thought I’d share my secret.

Lola’s Fall Dog Treats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Lola’s Fall Dog Treats

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • There's no special way to add them except when it comes to the water.
  • Mix your eggs, flour, cinnamon and peanut butter together.
  • Then slowly add water. A teaspoon at a time until you get a dough consistency
  • Roll out your dough
  • Use your favorite fall cookie cutters to create some cute treats
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Let them cool and enjoy!
http://pricelesslyimperfect.com/lolas-fall-dog-treats/

Lola and her doggy friends love them! Everyone in the neighborhood is loving them and I bet your pooch will as well!

These treats are so fast and easy! In under 20 minutes, I can have treats that my dog loves and I can feel good about.

No worries here about additives or any of that jazz. Just some healthy treats I know they’ll love!

Enjoy Y’all!

My Faith Box

My Faith Box

My Faith Box

Happiness Impact

The Happiness Impact

This week I was away, we’ll save that story for another blog post, but while I was away I got a notification of a super awesome box. My Faith Box had arrived! 

I was so excited since this was my first Faith Box and it surely did not disappoint. 

The theme of this month’s Faith Box was all about happiness. It honestly could not have come at a better time considering all that is happening in my life. 

Wait until you see everything this box has inside! Or better yet, grab your own below! 

Stickers!

If you look at my laptop it’s full of stickers. I have my Truffle stickers, Save the Fishies one and now my Jesus stickers. Call me crazy but I love showing my passions in life any form I can and stickers are a great way to express yourself. From the big picture above you can see that this Faith Box came with tons of stickers! I’ll be sticker-bombing everything this month! 

Devotionals

My Faith Box also came with an awesome devotional and this super cool Spiritual Practice guide. I’m excited to see how this transforms my life over the next few weeks. 

Embrace Your Journey
Devotional Cover

Local Artists

One of the best things to come out of the Faith Box was this magnet made by local artists in Haiti. I am all about supporting local artists and that’s what Anchored in Hope does. This is what their website says, “The mission of Anchored in Hope is to empower Haitian artisans to provide for their families with dignity. Our desire is to inspire hope for a better tomorrow through our reliance on the anchor that we have in Jesus Christ.” 

I love love love their mission! This magnet will serve as a great reminder for quite a few things for me.

1. Rely on the Savior. 

2. Rejoice in my knowledge of the Gospel

3. Support more local artists 

The Water Bottle

If you follow any of my social media or read any of my blog posts, you know how important reusable water bottles are to me. 

 

I am the biggest anti-single-use plastics person on the planet. There’s honestly no reason for it with the number of cute water bottles available. 

So the fact that Faith Box put a reusable bottle in here means it automatically got my vote of approval. 

Seriously, grab yourself a reusable bottle. Save the planet. 

Overall, I would say the Faith Box is totally worth it! I’m definitely excited to see how it changes my faith but I’m even more so impressed with the focus on changing the world in all aspects from supporting local artists to encouraging users to ditch the plastics. Faith Box has my vote. 

How you can help the turtles

How you can help the turtles

Helping the Turtles

On World Turtle Day

There's so much you can do

Let me give you a quick background on my turtle obsession. I grew up on the ocean and have continued to live on the ocean (minus a brief miserable period in Pennsylvania). I have a deep passion for saving turtles as they’re currently endangeredI wrote my Master’s Thesis (the first one) on Global Turtle Conservation. There are Sea Turtle Parks that mask themselves as a version of Sea World but really they slaughter turtles.

But the farming and killing of turtles is not the only threat. Artificial light, plastics and cars all harm turtles.

The Survival of Sea Turtles

Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging. Lesson by Scott Gass, animation by Veronica Wallenberg and Johan Sonestedt.

Sea Turtles have been roaming the Earth for the last 100 million years peacefully. There’s a reason they’re facing harm. There are some simple things we can do today to make a difference. By making some simple changes in your daily habits, you can make a huge difference.

Make a Swap

Straws

Plastic straws are huge problem! Straws end up in the ocean all the time and then end up being consumed by turtles or like in this photo, in their nose. By making a simple switch of grabbing reusable straws we can prevent this from happening.

Plastic Bags

Fun fact: plastic bags are not biodegradable. Marine life will see a plastic bag and mistake it for food. Plastic bags can often look like jellyfish and to a turtle, that seems like a tasty snack. The problem is that when they ingest a plastic bag it can cause a blockage in their system, leading to death. Switch your plastic bags at the grocery store to these reusable bags. You’ll not only help the fish but most grocery stores give you a discount for each bag you bring!

Reef Safe Sunscreen

My friends make fun of me but I make sure the sunscreen I use is reef safe. Hawaii has recently banned certain chemicals because it causes reef bleaching, meaning you must have reef safe sunscreen when in Hawaii. I personally love Raw Love Sunscreen. According to The New York Times, 14,000 tons of sunscreen ends up in the ocean and hits the Caribbean and Hawaii causing massive damage. When the reefs are bleached, the marine live that lives on coral, suffer. The law in Hawaii will be enforced in 2021.

Reusable Bottles

Just like plastic bags and straws, bottles end up in the ocean all the time. According to ModestFish, “We’re dumping 40 million plastic water bottles per day–40 million.” That’s an insane number. I personally made the switch to using bottles from Sand Cloud. They donate 10% of profit to ocean conservation. I have both of their bottles and I could not be happier with the quality. (Use the code  ASHLEY4654 for 15% off) How many water bottles are sitting in your car? Make the switch to reusable and you immediately have a cleaner car! 

You can change the world

A simple swap can change everything

By making simple changes, you can make a global impact. Consider today making a swap. I promise you won’t miss the plastic bags, plastic straws and bottles.

Working in Primary

Working in Primary

Last week I got a text from a member of the Bishopric asking me to meet. I’m new to the ward so I honestly assumed it was for a calling. I had been there a month and so it seemed like the right time. I was right.

Workng in Primary

Pray He is There

Speak He is Listening
You are His childHis love now surrounds you

I ended up in Primary. As the Chorister of all things. Y’all I have not done anything musically inclinced in 12 years. Yes, I did Honor’s Choir back in Elementary School (yes, I got picked for that) but I haven’t done much since minus the Middle School and 1 year of High School Choir. So to say I’m rusty is an understatement and a half.

How was I going to teach music. I can’t even conduct and my ability to hear the songs and know when to start signing is lackluster at best. I immediately thought to myself, “well the kids won’t care but the adults in the room are going to know I’m an idiot.”

So basically it was pure panic.

Then I was set-apart and it changed everything.

The Bishopric reminded me how vital my job was. Primary is the super fun place in Church. You’re also working with future missionaries. Future parents. The next generation of active adults. The experience they have in Primary can shape how they feel about Church. I hear from adults all the time that a Primary lesson stuck with them. A Primary teacher. A Primary song. Those moments in Primary helped them through the tough times.

Primary used to feel like being banished. Minimal adult conversation. People tend to forget you exist when you land in Primary. But after meeting my Bishopric, I learned that Primary is one of the most important callings I’ve ever been given. I’ve served in Primary before but never had this actualization before.

I needed Primary as much as God needed me there for the children. I am forever thankful that God places us where we need to be.

A Child's Prayer

This is without a doubt my favorite Primary song. God will always answer your prayers. We are all part of his Primary.

Bible Study

Join us for our Bible Study about what it means to be a a child of God. We’re examining our identity through God’s eyes!