Monday, May 25, 2015

Top 5 Tips to get started researching your Family Tree

Here are my Top 5 Tips on how to get started
    Are you a beginner to Family Tree Research?
  1. Purchase the Family Tree Maker Program by —This is your organizational software tool and the most user friendly
  2. Get yourself a big 3 ring binder you will want to put your hard copy print outs in it. Create a File folder on your Computers desktop to put any photos or files you discover
  3. Start filling in the Family Tree Maker Program with any information that you do know for as far back as you know it. Example-location and estimated dates
  4. Google, yes…seriously google your grandparents and great grandparents names ….so many libraries are putting collections online…you never know what you’ll discover. 
  5. You’ll need to make the decision if you want to send for (pay for) some record                              A.  Death and Birth records from the State. This can be done online.                                              B.  If you know when they died and you don't currently have them in your possession all of their Death Announcements in their local paper. Try Google, or write their local library to see who is housing the collection of old newspapers.             
(I have done this numerous times over the years. There are so many benefits for this, and I will go into more depth about it in a future blog post)

Feel free to ask questions in the comment section below

*Truly sometimes you can find information so fast and furious that you need to get organized…the sole reason for Step 1 and 2. 

I'm so excited for you as your start on this journey! You're going to find so many cool things! 

Amy Amidei
CEO The Bombshell Tribe


One time a man was walking along the beach and say another man fishing in the surf with a bait bucket beside him. As he drew closer, he saw that the bait bucket had no lid and had live crabs inside.

"Why don't you cover your bait bucket so the crabs won't escape?", he said.

"You don't understand.", the man replied, "If there is one crab in the bucket it would surely crawl out very quickly.

However, when there are many crabs in the bucket, if one tries to crawl up the side, the others grab hold of it and pull it back down so that it will share the same fate as the rest of them."

So it is with people sometimes. If one tries to do something different, get better grades, improve herself, escape her environment, or dream big dreams, other people will try to drag her back down to share their fate.

Moral of the story: Ignore the crabs. Charge ahead and do what is right for you. It may not be easy and you may not succeed as much as you like, but you will NEVER share the same fate as those never try.

Even more importantly: DON'T PULL PEOPLE BACK IN if you're not ready to get out.

Don't be a crab smile emoticon

Credit: Crab Mentality Wiki Page

Friday, May 15, 2015

Do you ever feel like your life is a living, breathing LIFE LESSON

Perhaps I can credit it to the last three years since my Mother’s death as being utterly painful, emotionally & financially, and the last year of really being waist deep in personal development (see my blog post---

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 I have mentors who teach me to see failure as our greatest assets and sometimes I’m in a constant battle of surrendering to God and His purpose (while showing up and working for everything I've asked for) with a huge sense of grace and forgiveness for myself -- after all if HE can forgive me, who am I to withhold it from myself?
Often I find that the moments of GROWTH are actually in messy conversations, in missteps, in disappointments and in failed attempts. It sucks. It doesn't feel good -- but we are robbing ourselves of the lesson in it all. GROWTH is not always -- if ever -- in the VICTORIES. They are invisible. They are not celebrated. They weigh heavy on your heart. They are the thoughts you cannot shake. But when you DO conquer them -- you OWN THEM, they are all yours, they are personal, they are private, they are etched deep in your mind and heart and being.
We can be so ignorant that we shift our eyes to focus on self pity and pessimism, that we miss the shining golden trophy of experience and "lesson learned".⠀
There are moments that make or break us, and we make the DECISION to take a step back and find the lesson, or wallow in the failure. I choose LIFE LESSONS every time and I would challenge you to do the same -- whatever your mess at the moment.
Good news. 
1. You're growing.
2. No one will probably ever be harder on you than you.
3. Failure is TEMPORARY. Quitting is forever. There is no where to go but UP
4. The hottest mess experience you will ever live through will be the VERY story you share in your keynote speech in front of thousands.
5. I believe in myself even if NO ONE gets what I am attempting to do

J K Rowling said that rock bottom was the very foundation on which she choose to rebuild her life. She had a vision, worked like a obsessed person, suffered rejection from many publishers, had to rewrite her manuscript many times…and the rest is HISTORY 

****Oh yeah, she is worth more than the Queen now and has done HUGE things for charity organizations***  #girlboss 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Coolest Things I discovered while researching my Family Tree

  • My great Uncle bought a newspaper printing office that was previously owned by Mark Twain

  • One of my distant Cousin because friends with the Author Dr. Suess and he dedicated a book called, Scrambled Eggs Super to her and her children

  • My Paternal Great Grandmother has a twin brother and I was able to share that information with my Grandmother a few years before she passed.

  • I was able completely research my Mom’s father who was killed in action in WWII and that helped her so much emotionally. It helped her finally feel connected to her deceased father before her own death. 

  • I uncovered the Church which still exists in County Kerry, Ireland that my 7 generations back Grandparents were married in. I visited and attended Mass in that church in Sept of 2011, and it was magical. 

  • I have met online over 40 distant Cousins via posting on Message Boards and we share our researching information.

  • I discovered the name and the photo of the Ship that My g-g-g-great came over from Ireland during the Potato Famine. 

  •  I have added thousands to my family tree

  •  I have gone to the extra expense of obtaining birth, death, marriage records. 

Pretty freakin cool huh! You can easily do this too! I can't even convey how cool these findings were, and finding out all about each person and meaningful! I look forward to helping you get started with a bunch of tips! 

Amy Amidei
CEO The Bombshell Tribe
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Chocolate Covered Strawberries 21 Day Approved

Treat yourself! This chocolate strawberry recipe is completely‪ ‎21DayFixApproved‬ and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Each one is equal to 1 yellow. 

-- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries -- 

(Makes 10 servings, 2 strawberries each)

  • 20 medium strawberries (about 1 lb.)
  • 9 oz. dark chocolate morsels (or chopped semi-sweet chocolate)
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

Strawberries are usually a purple but once you cover them in chocolate it becomes a treat. (Yellow)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Bombshell Tribe's --Challenge Groups

First please join me HERE so that I may work with you as your Free Coach!

I look forward to linking arms with you in a Private Facebook Challenge group. I will provide you with motivation, accountability, meal plans, drinking Shakeology, health tips, and lots of fun while we all workout "pressing play" to the Beachbody workout of our choosing! 

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These programs (in case you don't know them) are P90, P90X, Insanity, T25, Body Beast, TurboFire, PiYO, The 21 Day Fix, The 21 Fix Extreme, and Shaun't T CIZE!  

There are so many excellent deals with the Challenge Packs which are a Workout program + Shakeology! 

I want to work with you to ensure you get those awesome results! 

Everybody has a starting point and I would really love to learn more about you, and how might i serve you best! 

Please fill out the application below.

We will link arms and do this together! 

Amy Amidei, 
CEO and Chief Troublemaker
The Bombshell Tribe


Friday, May 1, 2015


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PiYO Promotion

If you are responding to my amazing May Promo offer.. First of all, Welcome!  I am so completely excited to get you started on this very effective workout program! 

Steps to take

1. Purchase the May PiYo Promotion

What you are purchasing is a 30 Day Supply of Shakeology, which comes in either Chocolate, Vanilla, Greenberry, or Strawberry to be consume once a day! PLUS the amazing PiYo Program by celebrity fitness trainer Chalene Johnson

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The May PiYo Challenge Pack! 

2.  Fill out the application to join my next challenge group so that I may work with you in a Private Facebook group to help get you those results!

This application really allows me to get to know all about you.  Make sure and tell me you ordered thru my link! 

*Shakeology is a 30 Day Meal Replacement Shake it's regular cost is $130.00 + Piyo regular cost is $60.00. The May Challenge Pack special is only $140.00 for both ShakeO & Piyo!! Wow, right! That is a killer deal! 

*I want to show you the love for ordering from me I'm going to give you a $10.00 Amazon gift card from ordering from my website! 

Kind Regards,

Amy Amidei
CEO of Family Tree Fitness

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