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Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Change In The Air


So did you notice the new name change up there in that pretty little URL bar? How about the header? That’s right. I’ve switched. For someone who is not a fan of change in the least bit, this is a huge step for me. I am proud to say that I think my original focus word of 2017 is starting to come along nicely. But, before I get ahead of myself let me take a few steps back and tell you how all this came about.

When I started The Outnumbered Nest I was a new mom of (another) boy. It was the first time I was staying at home and I needed a way to get “out” without having to put on clothes. So The Outnumbered Nest was born. It was a beautiful blog and I will forever be grateful for it because it led me here. When I started the blog, I was looking for my purpose. Obviously, my purpose includes being a wife and a mother and I cherish every moment of being both of those things. However, I always felt like something was missing from my life, some purpose that needed to be met. I had felt this way a lot during my life. I felt that way when I was in High School and told I was “too smart” for what I wanted out of my life. When I was in college and miserable trying to get a degree in something that I wasn’t even interested in but wanted to make everyone else happy. So that’s kinda the short story of how “finding purpose and positivity” came into the mix. It’s something I’m passionate about, about building others up and letting them know that there is always someone in their corner.

While The Outnumbered Nest started as a parenting blog it grew. It led me to a friend who in turn introduced me to Young Living. Ya’ll I have found another purpose. I didn’t realize how much essential oils would touch my soul. I didn’t realize how much I needed chemical free living. Why am I so passionate about it? Honestly, why is anyone passionate about anything? It’s just something deep in my soul that connects with it all. 


I know many people think, well the chemicals didn’t hurt me so they won’t hurt my babies. But is that really true? How do we know? Many of these things haven’t fully been tested yet. I can tell you that my Nana swears people are sicker today than they ever were as she was growing up. She don’t remember the “C” word being as rampant as it is now. There is a reason for that. I must believe it is the chemicals in the food, the things we clean our homes with, and the air we breathe. I may not be able to control it all, but why not control what little I can?

I give you this big long story to introduce you to DeAnnaHill.com, or sometimes I’ll spell it out as DeAnnaHillDotCom Depending on what we are doing and where we are at. Mainly because refer to my site as “DeAnna Hill” is just odd to me. I hope this blog will bring lots of good information your way as I touch on wellness products, parenting, faith and anything else my little heart desires. I am so thankful that you are on this ride with me!






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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Life Lately




Hello beautys!


Wow. Let me start by apologizing for my absence. You know that I am not normally gone this long! It has been a super crazy beginning to the year.

In my last post, I stated that I was starting a new journey with Young Living Essential Oils. I love the journey it is taken not only myself, but my family as well. When you can replace so many chemicals away with toxic free stuff it is amazing. I am happy to grab my cleaners now without worrying if some will accidently get on my littles toys. It has also opened doors of other wellness avenues and I can’t wait to share them with you all!

In the beginning of March, my favorite (okay my only, but still totally awesome) grandpa was put into the hospital. Receiving a call from your grandmother around midnight is NEVER good. We had to call an ambulance and he stayed a week, with a night or two in ICU, in the hospital. It was a very tiring time because while I was still trying to take care of the kiddos and my home I was also going up once or twice a day (or spending the night) at the hospital to give my Nana a break. He was diagnosed with E.coli Poisoning, but I am happy to say he is happy and back at home!

About four days after my grandpa was released from the hospital, something else happened. After eating supper (or dinner for those “fancy” folks ha), my husband started complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains. Once taken to the ER we were admitted. He went through an EKG, stress test, and a heart catheter. Thankfully nothing was truthfully found and it was ruled to be either a serious case of acid reflux (we have a follow up with a GI soon) or it was muscle spasms. Either way, it was very scary when I started thinking of losing my husband. I know that may sound extreme, but the heart is nothing to mess with.

The next week we all came down with stomach bugs. How many of you have had stomach bugs? I’m betting most of you. We’ve had them too, but never have both me and Brian had the stomach bug at the exact same time! When parents are sick and the kids aren’t….it makes for a very long few days. After we recover, then it was the kids turn.



So as you see, it’s been crazy busy.



But I’m back and I want to hear from you! What is new in your life? Have you made any big changes, or taken any really large leaps of faith? Let me know in the comments!








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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Stop Living In Fear

Stop Living in Fear- The OutNumbered Nest

I have a confession to make. After taking a step back and looking at some of the things I posted, I realized I’ve lied.  I’ve talked about not having regrets, and how I couldn’t say I had any, and that is just not true I realized.

I do have a regret, and it’s a pretty big one.  I want to start out by saying that I loved high school. I wasn’t the most popular kid in school, but I wasn’t alone either. I had a great group of friends and I’m thankful they gave me a great experience. I’m also thankful for my children, and my husband. I don’t regret being a young mother or wife. But there is a huge regret that relates to all of them. I regret the fact that I let fear and my anxiety get in the way. What does this mean you wonder?

While I was in high school I had friends that went out “girls weekends”,  “overnight road trips” and did what normal teenagers do.  As I grew up I had people invite me to go do this or go do that, and I was always too scared to go. 

My whole life when someone asks me to do something I have a bazillion different thoughts go through my head, and a million different scenarios. It’s not that I don’t want to go, oh no. It’s that I can see myself using the money, and then what if I needed that money for something serious. What about all those things you see on tv? Would that happen to us? What if I lost my phone, I knew I couldn’t afford another. I mean seriously, this is what has happened in my brain. And it sucks!

Honestly, that is one thing I want my kids to do that I did not. I want them to be adventurous and to take chances.  I’m scared of the unknown, but I don’t want them to be! I want them to know that sometimes mistakes happen, and that’s okay. Always practice safety of course, but go explore the beach or try a new wave of thought.

If you are a little wallflower like me, break out of that mold. Stop living in fear! There is not a reason for fear most of the time, it is just our brains doing crazy things. So jump and get to moving. Find something new to do or something new to create. Find a new you. If you are perfectly content the way you are too, that is AWESOME. But don’t stay where you are just because of fear.

I guess that’s why I took the month of January off from blogging. I needed me time, I need to figure out where I was going in life. I needed to figure out something that would make me happy, just by myself not through my children or husband.  In the beginning of the year, I promised myself I would try hard to work on my confidence, in every way.  So I did. I decided to jump off the boat with both feet. I decided I would become a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. To most, that’s not really a big deal. For me, it is everything. I’ve always been afraid, even to try a new business adventure and it didn’t matter how much I loved the product. I decided not this time, not this day. I love essential oils and since I have been using them I can see a huge difference in my family.

I can’t wait to see what this full year will bring me. Have you challenged yourself to do anything this year? Are you a go-getter or are you a wallflower? Let me know!







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Monday, January 16, 2017

When You've Already Messed Up Your Resolutions


We are about halfway through January of the new year. How many of you have already messed up on one of your resolutions? Me. I did it too. You know what, that’s okay.

So many people are so quick to give up and not do anything. Let’s not be “those people”, okay? You wanna know when I messed up my resolutions. Day 1. Not even kidding! My 5 year old wanted an ice cream cone, so I paid the crazy prices for ice cream cones and he took about 6 bites before he was done. Yes, that was all he wanted. So here I am, just paid like $4 for a silly little cone and it had barely been touched. So did I throw it in the trash and keep to my diet? Heck no, I’m human, and I ate that thing. All of it! I’m not even ashamed to say I did. But that was totally not a part of the plan for the “choose healthier foods” resolutions.

I could just quit and be like “maybe next year”, but I didn’t! I started fresh the very next day. That is what needs to be remembered. It’s okay if you mess up one day, two days, or more. It’s okay as long as you accept that you messed up and try better tomorrow. You shouldn’t expect perfection because hunnie, it is never going to happen. We are human, we aren’t perfect.

So here is a quick to do on what to do when you don’t succeed at your resolutions.

  • ¨     Forgive yourself: Don’t beat yourself up to bad. It happens. Mistakes are made and life happens.
  • ¨     Prepare the mind: Write it down, say it out loud, whatever you need to do. But you need to tell yourself, I fumbled today and that’s okay….but tomorrow I’m going to do better. (If you are really brave, try shooting for the rest of the day you’ll do better.)
  • ¨     Put in a better plan: What if this happens again? Try to think of ways that you can do better if this situation should occur again. Have a plan, so you won’t be caught “in the headlights” next time. Plans always work out better than flying by the seat of your pants.
  • ¨     Wake up the next day ready: Get a good nights sleep, and then on the next day don’t harp on what you did wrong. It’s done and it’s in the past. Keep looking forward and be ready for whatever TODAY will throw at you.
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How are your resolutions going? Have you fumbled? Are you doing fantastic? Any other advice for other woman reading this that feel they have already messed up their resolutions? Let me know!




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Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome To 2017 & Focus Words



Happy New Year!!!

I hope that everyone had a great holiday and a wonderful time ushering in the new year. If you are like most, 2016 wasn't the greatest but even then I bet we can all find things that we are thankful for anyway!  My top three things that I am thankful for in 2016 where: 1. My husband. 2. My kiddos. 3. My health.

Even on the worst of days, those three things helped me carry on. But here is looking for a better 2017. This year I saw a trend on the socialwebs of people choosing a "Focus Word" instead of a resolution. It is a word that you want to focus on more in your life. Some people would choose, "faith", "understanding", or even "patience". So I began to wonder what my word would be. I chose "confidence".

Confidence: a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances or faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way 

Why this word?

I have struggled with confidence since I was a little girl. I have struggled with weight, and overall I have suffered from serious self-esteem issues. I never felt that I was pretty, but besides that I never felt that I was good enough to accomplish my goals. I didn't have faith in myself. I still struggle with it, daily. But this year I want to change that. I am ready to be a confident person in all areas of my life, and that is what I am focusing on this year!


What are you focusing on this year? Do you believe in resolutions or are just sticking to one word? Let me know!




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Monday, December 19, 2016

Tips To A Less Stressed Holiday



I come from a very large family. This year alone we have six, yes six Christmas. And if you are interested, that is just intermediate family (literally just parents and grandparents celebrations). So with that said we are ALWAYS very busy during the holidays.

So how do I maintain a stress-free holiday season? I don’t. Just kidding, I have gotten a lot better at not stressing as the years have come and gone.  It’s always a little stressful, not matter what but here are a few ideas that might help you out.

Plan: Plan ahead. Get with everyone in your family, tell them your situation and what you can and cannot accomplish during the holidays. Be honest. Don’t expect them to completely reorganize their schedule for you, but I bet they will appreciate the heads up and try to work a schedule that is good for you. While we are on the topic of planning, go ahead and cut out some work and plan you and your family’s outfits. Go ahead and get everything cleaned and ready and if you can go ahead and put it away so you can just grab it, iron it, and head on out when it is time.

Pray: I don’t just mean the “please let us get there on time” prayer. I mean to honestly pray, tell the Lord you are stressed out and need help controlling your emotions. Pray for the silliest of things, remember he wants to be a friend we can “vent” to and call on when we need help up.

Realize You Aren’t A Miracle Worker: You are human. You aren’t going to be able to make every appointment, every time. You will wake up late, you will forget things, and you will get angry over it. It’s okay! Take a 5-minute breather and go back at it again. You can’t make everyone happy, and that is perfectly okay too.

Learn To Laugh: If you think the rest of this is nothing more than silliness, than please pay attention to this part! There is nothing worse than an unhappy mama! However, as a mama, your going to have to learn to laugh, even at yourself. Stuff is going to happen, the kid is going to poop out of his pants as you walk through the door or he is going to throw food all over his brand new outfit. Try to find the humor in this day and keep on going.


I sure hope this helps you out. What are some of your lessons you have learned to help you get through the holidays without being super stressed? Let me know below!
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