Our Favorites – Wanna know what we love? Here it is from books to make-up to jelly beans!

Everyone has their favorite, right? Maybe several favorites!
Here at Pure Grace some of our favorites will work double duty.
They will be totally awesome and give back. That’s why they are our favorites!

We will have a link for you to shop, yes it’s an affiliate link**, which means we will earn a small percentage.
No you wont pay more because you shopped through us…
 Basically it’s a win, win, and sometimes a win, win, win, win.
A win for you, a win for us, a win for who ever made the product and the coolest win, a win for the cause the product helps support. That’s a lotta wins…YES!

Love coffee? Us too! Caffeine and acid not so much. Here is an interesting coffee alternative if you are ever in need of one.
It tastes super yummy! Click here for your Chickory Herbal Coffee


What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth?
How much does God expect you to give to others?
How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is enough?

Irina and her hubby recently read The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey and they can’t wait for me and my hubs to read it as well.
Here’s what Amazon says: 
Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth.


We never stop learning because that’s what Life on Purpose looks like.
Irina and I both are avid readers. This book had made the rounds and I’m sorry I did not share it here sooner.
My youngest daughter brought this gem to her Dad when she visited a few weeks ago.

The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times 


Click here for your copy of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg 


sport beans, energy, running

We love to share our faves and this is no exception!

Irina is training for a marathon! Putting those kind of miles on a body requires periodic refueling mid-run.
These are our go to beans for quick energy. Get your Jelly Belly Sport Beans.

I use these babies when I train for 1/2 marathons – body.mind.soul energy!


Irina and I are thrilled to share a brand new addition to our favorites page – The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker.

Irina read The More of Less first and she said it totally changed her life. Joshua articulated in simple terms, he helped her to focus on what’s really important and defined purpose in a different way.
My quick cliff notes – A guy realizes how different life could be with less stuff (less is a relative term as is minimalist). He starts making changes, starts a blog, becomes part of a movement…

I have to admit, it took me quite a while to finish this book. Every time I picked it up I felt convicted, like he was telling me I had too much stuff. He wasn’t. But I did. I started making changes. I purged. Oh man did it feel amazing! I donated, I threw stuff in the garbage. I found so many treasures, I had a rummage sale. Can you say fun money!

I loved how he poked and asked questions. What would life look like if I didn’t have to spend X number of hours picking up and cleaning? What would I do with the extra time? And money – money starts to hang around longer when we decide less stuff is needed. Number one we spend less, number two we tend to use what we have longer. Smaller spaces usually mean lower bills, less time on maintenance, you get it.

Start transforming today – get your copy of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
Yep, it’s an affiliate link, nope you won’t pay anymore. It’s one of the ways you can support Pure Grace! Thanks!

This is seriously a hand book for living Life on Purpose.

Check it out friends, we wouldn’t steer you wrong!
Love and peace and joy in the more of less♥
Mindi & Irina


Thankful Thursday – the perfect time to add some great products we are totally thankful for♥

The running joke/truth is I’m the talker in Pure Grace.
However when I asked Irina to share a favorite she said ALL this about Urbal Tea.
I think my title my be in jepordy. LOL

A little story of the day Irina met Nick and feel head over heels for Urbal Tea!
It was a bitterly cold Saturday morning and I was on a mission!
My mission, to find like-minded people who think of health and wellness in many dimensions.
You know like body.mind.soul wellness. The whole package.
I attended the Wellness Expo in Madison. As I roamed the rows of vendors things seemed very promising, finding what I was looking for seemed inevitable.
In case you didn’t know, I am always on the lookout for good tea.
It needs to taste really good and if it has health benefits – bonus.

I turned the corner, and the rest is history!
The aroma coming from a dozen of beautifully set up tea samples was captivating.
It drew me right in. As I tasted one of the teas, I was instantly hooked.

When I asked what the name of the company was, a young man introduced himself and proudly declared,
“This is a local company called Urbal Tea – Liquid for Life!”.
That man was Nick Nowaczyk, the company’s owner.
We clicked right away as his tea-obsession story reminded so much of mine – nature, herbs, family, passion, love for his community
and a desire to make the world a healthier and more educated place, and in a hip kinda way.
When our conversation was over, he said he wanted me to be an ambassador for Urbal Tea
so we could share our passion for tea together.
What an honor, I get to share my love for tea and wellness with my friends and
they get a 10% discount on their purchase!

Heath, wellness and yummy tea awaits – click here and use code URBAL10


I don’t know about you but I have trouble gettin’ in enough greens some days – here is my answer!
Smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes – mix it in where ever you can.

Healthy Body.Mind.Soul

Get your greens here.


 Finally because I’m obsessed – in a good way♥ I love, love, love long lashes and I love this 3D fiber mascara!

Bold, beautiful lashes here


I love this book so much I gave it to Irina’s husband, Brent, as a pre-wedding gift.
My husband and I have both read it to strengthen our relationship.
My main love language is Acts of Service but I do like words of affirmation from time to time.

5 love

Get your copy of The Five Love Languages here


This absolute gem is a must read and a total re-read every few months.
Love Does by Bob Goff is one of our all time favorite books where love is an action and you make it happen.

Bob is a mover and shaker and funny storyteller and child of God.
This book will change your life if you let it.
Proceeds from Love Does go to Restore International and The Mentoring Project.
Both are committed to loving kids in tangible ways.



Ahhh Liz, holy cats can this girl tell a story!
Really Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz takes women you know from the bible, places them in real situations and we see ourselves. Trust me, read this♥



The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

Never have I read a more beautiful yet jarring reminder of who we are,
who we belong to and what that really means.

“The love of Christ is beyond all knowledge, beyond anything we can intellectualize or imagine. It is not a mild benevolence but a consuming fire.” – Brennan Manning


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