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Why I Love Thrive Market

by Josh Johnson

Let me preface this by saying, this is in no way, shape, or form sponsored or promoted by Thrive Market. I just seriously love them and their products that much. I first stumbled upon Thrive Market when I began Whole30 because of their Whole30 starter kit. Which I can’t say enough good things about. It made my first Whole30 experience as easy as possible. Since then I’ve used them to stock up on essentials as well as trying out new products that I would never find in the Louisville market. I’ve meant to publish a Thrive Market Review for months now, but sometimes life gets in the way. Happy to say though that I’m home for a few weeks and am getting to publish some non-sponsored content that I love to stand behind. So without further ado here’s my honest Thrive Market review. So I’ll be the first to say I’m typically wary of having to register for a site just to use it. Not to mention I think most subscription sites aren’t worth it, but their registration was free and landed me 15% off my first order. Literally had nothing to lose, and if it could make Whole30 easier than by…

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Hacienda Patrón

Well, I’ve been on a lot of amazing trips for work over the years, but my recent trip down South with Patrón definitely takes the cake. Out of all the brands that I work with on a continual basis (Tomato Marg or Tequila Cold Brew?) they are hands down one of my favorites. Why? Because of the culture that accompanies the brand. A culture that reminds me of my time spent at Paul Mitchell and for good reason. John Paul DeJoria co-founded both companies, and his peace, love, and happiness mindset permeates both brands. I’ve been blessed to have met him on a few occasions, and I’m always blown away by his humility. So when I had the chance to head to Hacienda Patrón earlier this month I jumped at the opportunity. Sure, I’ve been drinking Patrón for years now, but I didn’t quite realize what sets Patrón apart until this trip. It truly is a one-of-a-kind spirit company, and I’m excited to take behind the scenes today. The trip started with an early (I love Louisville but loathe our airport) to Guadalajara, Mexico. Where I met up with the rest of the team. A handful of journalists, PR folks, and bartenders…

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How I Really Work From Home

QuickBooks is sponsoring today’s post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This is a product that I use on a daily basis and have for the last three years.  It’s officially summer, y’all! Hope everyone had an incredible Memorial Day weekend full of rest, relaxation, and of course, a little bit of fun. The pool at my place officially opened this weekend, which means I spent the majority of time poolside. It is that time of year after all. Can’t believe that in a short few days it’ll already be June. This year has really flown by, and it seems like just yesterday that I was sharing my plans for the year with y’all. Complete with a home office set-up that’s already changed at least once since then. What can I say, I’m a bit indecisive when it comes to my work environment. Truth be told, my usual work environment looks like what you see today; me on the couch with coffee and phone in hand and Macbook on the coffee table. See, being self-employed isn’t nearly as glamorous or “Instagram-worthy” as most of us make it out to be. There are definitely days (many days) that…

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flowers with mothers day card from kroger

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Kroger is sponsoring today’s post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Well, y’all we survived yet another Derby season, and the countdown for the 145th Kentucky Derby is officially underway. But for now, everyone’s attentions are shifting to the next big holiday at hand: Mother’s Day. I do my best to pick up things for my mom on my travels and use them as gifts throughout the year. Sadly I used all of those up on her birthday last month. So I headed to my local Kroger to pick up a few things that my mom and any mom would love to receive. I started out this shopping trip by stopping by the Kroger Florist department to ask for their expert opinion. While roses may seem like a great idea for just about any occasion they’re also a rather safe bet! Really want to wow mom? Show that you’ve paid attention over the years and put together a bouquet of her favorites. Sunflowers always remind me of my mom because we used to grow them together every year growing up. So naturally I knew that had to be included in my bouquet for her. My Kroger Florist…

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KDF Beer Fest 2018

This post is being sponsored to you by Kroger, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. No better way to start off my Derby weekend than with a visit to Fest-A-Ville down on the Waterfront! Especially with a cold beer, or two, in hand. The city really does come alive in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby, and there’s an event for just about everyone. Like last night’s Beer Fest for instance. It was a perfectly sunny day down by the water making it the perfect backdrop for the evening. There were two separate areas at the fest focusing on craft breweries as well as Kentucky breweries. Always love a chance to enjoy some of my go-to beers while also trying out new brews as well – such as Kroger’s Iron Line. Iron Line has something for every palate out there. My personal favorites were the Belgian White Ale and the Porter. They brew their Belgian White with orange peel and coriander making it the perfect light beer for the warmer months ahead, especially for those nights where I’ll be grilling out. While the brewing process for their Porter infuses the beer with flavors of…

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