Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stopped Short

We are going on a cruise in 3 days, so My focus today was getting the laundry done and packing. The cruise is 7 days. In addition to washing & folding laundry I also vacuumed our bedroom and 2 stories of stairs, and the living room. It's already 2pm and I haven't cleaned the kitchen yet. I've stopped short once again from all I wanted to accomplish. I just get tired after 3 or 4 hours of household chores. Go figure. My body tells me "I can't do anymore." I have to respect that but it also means I will be cleaning the kitchen while I'm cooking dinner. Not my favorite way to do it, but that's ok. What would really bless me is if I could find these gloves that are used for cooking. These disposable gloves. I hate touching poultry and I tried to find these gloves at Safeway but they were sold out. Praying that I find them at Shoppers. I guess I'm off to the store once I start the dishwasher. That's my day in a nutshell so far. When I get a descent phone maybe I can enhance my blog posts with pictures. But until then......................

THE TRUTH?

Over the last couple days I've thought about my life, my family, my friends, my business, and my blog.

John 8:32 says "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free". There is a very simple area of my life where there is some bondage. I'm caught between 2 worlds that existed when I was very young. The world of "my mother" and the world of "my father". They were divorced and polar opposites. Obviously their worlds and environments were totally different. There were extremes involved here. I lived with mom but also spent summers and weekends with dad. I loved my mom and dad but because they were such extreme opposites I guess it was hard for me to figure out where I fit between their 2 worlds. I say this more as an adult. I feel like if I'm not "like" this parent then I must be "like" that parent. It's like I'm having a problem accepting my own unique identity in certain areas, for fear that...............well. An area I guess I need to work on is loving and accepting myself. Not loving myself only IF I'm "this way" or "that way" but just loving myself because God loves me. I believe that will free me up to love others more. I believe this would open the doors to alot of blessing in my life.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Worst mom award

This is going to be a short post. I had nothing to cook for dinner tonite. I thought about making rice with corn but we are not vegetarians. It could of worked I suppose. I wouldn't of had a problem with it but my husband would of. I was out all day working on some stuff for my Avon Business. So my 3yr old opted for french toast and I gladly gave it to her. Nothing for my husband but hopefully the crumb cake I have in the oven will soften the blow.

Great Marketing Tool

I am big on following blogs and learning about products I'm interested in. I'm big on re-posting stuff that catches my eye and tweeting things that get my attention. If you are following me on twitter or on this blog, you can definitely expect me to visit and read your blog and follow you on twitter.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Noah is punished today.

Well, Noah has officially began her training on how to behave properly. Today he daddy got her up and she was downstairs just crying for no reason and would not stop.  Maybe she had her own reasons, like an effort to wake me up so I could come downstairs.  Either way she was being bad and not listening.  Not only did she go in timeout in her room but she also lost her T.V. shows for the entire day and dad is making sure I enforce it.  I do realize that at some point in a child's life you must start to enforce strict discipline.  A child who does not have an understanding of consequences and does not have any boundaries is going to make for a very unhappy life for that child when they grow up.  Most of us are way to focused on making our child "happy" now.  Doing so steals their future happiness.  We love Noah and we know she is going to spend a lot more time as an adult than she is as a child, so we want to set the stage for her to become a happy, healthy adult.  Punishing her is not easy, but I will have to keep my mind focused on the benefits of the scripture below:
Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Will I ever catch up

Lately I've been feeling like I've been getting more and more behind on housework.  I've been so picky about bringing in professionals to clean my house.  But I think it's going to have to come to that.  This weekend I was a little under the weather with allergies and we are going on a 7 day cruise this Sunday.  We are going to have to bring somebody in to clean when we get back because I don't think I'm going to be able to get back on track on my own.

Some of my new favorite makeup products!

Just got this product in the mail and tried it.  Everything they say about it in the reviews is true.  I works like a primer, it has an SPF 20 which is great.  I got the smooth minerals pressed powder with it and I'm normally not fond of a pressed powder foundation.  But I used the MagicX face perfector under it and it went on so smooth.  The reviews said it keeps your make-up in place all day without having to touch it up.  I'll post later on whether it did that.  My next post will be showing the foundation I ordered which I was able to order in the perfect shade without having to try a sample first.  The pictures they show on the website are true to shade. This product is only $10.00.  I am just beginning my Avon business.  So if you have a need for a product like this, try this one and order through my online store.  Just click on the link below and it will take you to it.  Thank you so much for helping me build my business.  I am very grateful. 
http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?pf_id=34410

This is the foundation I was talking about above.  It went on very well.  The reviews said that it was great at keeping your face from becoming oily which I really needed.  I ordered the perfect shade without having to try a sample.  Pictures on website are true to shade.  My shade is called Spice.  If you are looking for a foundation to keep your face from being oily try this.  Especially if you are like me and have been wanting to try a mineral foundation.  Get the MagicX face perfecter with it.  Every review said that this product worked amazingly with the MagicX face perfecter applied before you apply it.  
http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?pf_id=38794

Friday, June 24, 2011

I love my daughter, BUT!

My 3 yr old is really irritating me right now.  I need help trying to keep what's suppose to be a fun day, fun and relaxed in the midst of my daughter's irritating habits.  So I tell her  "Eat your breakfast because we are going to the water park".  It's indoors and they don't allow food.  She lets her breakfast sit and sit, claiming that she wasn't hungry.  So we walk down the 20 steps outside our house to get in our car...........once we are in the car she says "I want my snacks".  I'm like "no, those snacks are for while we are out at the water park".  Then I'm like "If you're hungry, go back inside and eat that french toast".  She says "Ok".  Back up the 20 steps and another 15 steps to get upstairs in our house so she can eat the breakfast I told her to eat earlier.  Now we are really off schedule.  Instead of going to the bank before our friends get here we have to wait until after they get here and I desperately have to get to the vitamin shop.  Which is kind of making us run late.  It's seems like you can never be on time with Preschoolers in tow.  You're either going to be early or your going to be late.  Well, that's been my experience.     

Back to business

I have stepped my foot back into business with Avon.  Learning how to navigate the waters or social media and online marketing again.  It's changed so much in the last 5 years.  But I'm glad to be back in it and learning about all the great new resources out there.  Below is a list of things that have gotten my attention.

http://fiverr.com/  - This is a neat little sight where people are willing to do lots of creative things to advertise your business for $5.00.  It's legit.  I've used it.

A couple different blogs have caught my eye too.  These moms seem to be doing great at navigating the waters of social media









There are lots of opportunities for stay-at-home moms to utilize their gifts and passions to produce an income.
I'm taking my time and trying to learn from others.

Winding down from the week

Winding down from a week where daughter and hubby were a little under the weather & I am having my own issues.  I have been getting up at least once in the middle of the night to tend to Noah almost every night this week.  Friday is here and I'm a little exhausted. Me and my friend are taking the girls (our daughters) to a mini indoor splash park today.  I'm thankful for that.  Don't have too much on my mind today.  Just going to try to relax and depend on God through my own little trial this weekend.  Praying that Noah gets over her lingering cough.  Hoping to have a great weekend.  It's in God's hands............................I'm exhausted. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Diligence vs. Perfection

This blog is truly my space.  Once I've done my devotional and focused on what resonated with me, I feel focused and equipped to move on with my day.As I drove my 3 yr old daughter to her summer program today, it dawned on me that I had not brushed her teeth last night.  You see, she had fallen asleep on the couch and I didn't want to wake her.  So I put her right to bed.  Not to mention it gave me a little break from the bedtime stories, the back rub, and the "delay my bedtime" tactics.  As I thought about the fact I didn't brush her teeth, my mind drifted to the topic of fear & and all the little things we fear about when it comes to our kids.  When it comes to Noah, I want to be the perfect mom.  I don't want to miss a beat.  But while I believe I'm the perfect mom for my child, I know it's impossible to be perfect in any area concerning parenting our children.  Since it's impossible to be perfect, why not just relax and enjoy the ride.  For myself, sometimes I think if I relax to much something will fall through the cracks without me knowing it until it's too late.  My devotional today said that God looks for "persistence rather than perfection".  The following scripture verse came to mind:

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


I pray that while I'm not perfect, if I'm diligent in focusing on Him and seeking out His will for my day that He will reward me with more of Him and success in all my endeavors.  This devotional time will help me go through my day with grace and diligence

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thanksgiving

I am thankful for so many things in my life.
Noah's allergies were bothering her yesterday and the day before, but I'm thankful that God has given me the "know how" with my own child to help her get better and get over whatever is ailing her.

I am thankful for my husband who is there for me in every way possible.  He builds my confidence and provides our family with a sense of security.  He leads me and guides me as I struggle with the mountains in my life.  He helps in all the areas of my role as a homemaker and mother.  He always bears me up when I need it.  He loves me like know other and has a sense of what I need, when I need it.  He is handsome, well built, smart, Godly, successful,  and ambitious.  He paves the way for our family to be able to live a peaceful, meaningful life

I am so thankful for the home that we have.  We have a couple friends in our community,  not many but I'm grateful for the one's we have.  We have a beautiful house in a beautiful city!

I''m thankful that we have food to eat.  Even though I'm the one that has to cook it and clean it up most of the time............I'm very thankful that God has given us the resources and me the "know how" to cook decent meals for my family

I'm thankful to my friend who set me on the path of using natural remedies (Darnice)!  God used her to lay a foundation for the thriving health of our family

I'm thankful for a daughter who is smart, healthy, energetic, loving (when she wants to be), obedient (when it means the most), beautiful, and building her own unique relationship with God.

I'm thankful for the testimony that a family member shared with me over the weekend about how God used her to bless a young women with a whole new life.  It reminds you that with God you can live your own real-life fairytale.  Thanks Mia!

I'm thankful to be working with Avon now and how it's helping me to step out and meet new friends.  I just met a young lady that I always see at Panera Bread. Come to find out she is getting ready to turn 40 but I thought she was in her 20s, and she has a 3 yr old daughter just like me.  We had a great conversation.  I am so amazed at how young she looks. Can't wait to find out what her secret is to looking so young.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Starting your day

When I begin my day with a fast pace and a mind to "get things done" it really never ends well.  I burn out pretty fast.  When I take a "rest stop" at the very beginning of my day with God and linger a little, the day always goes better.  Micah 7:7 says:

Therefore I will look to the LORD;
      I will wait for the God of my salvation;
      My God will hear me. 

It seems as if when I don't start my day with God a cycle of self-dependence starts and it never ends well.  When I start my day with God, dependence on Him starts my day and He reminds me during morning devotional time to lean on Him to get through the day.  It helps me to not get "caught up"  I pray that for today, that I don't get caught up.  Noah is home from school, not feeling very well.  I just want to lean on God and trust Him to bring her comfort and help her to heal today.  I'm praying that I to would relax today, so I can help her to relax.  I pray that there would be an ease in our day and that it would be nice.  God blesses us everyday and I pray that we get all our blessing out of this day.    

Monday, June 20, 2011

Respecting how I was designed

Ephesians 3:20-21

New King James Version (NKJV)
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

The above scripture was used in my devotional yesterday.  The devotional said that glorifying and enjoying God is a higher priority than maintaining a tidy, structured life.  "Give up your striving to keep everything under control-an impossible task and precious waste of energy".

God provides unique guidance for each of His children because He has a unique plan for each of us.  The devotional really encourages me because it helps me to respect How God is teaching me to live this life He has for me.  It's different and unique and custom fitted to how He created me. This will help guard me from wanting what somebody else has and it will keep me from comparing myself to others.  It helps me to love my life and continue to walk in the purpose and destiny that God has for myself and my family.  It helps me to realize that the things that make me different are not flaws but rather part of my unique design. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Freedom, Laughter, and Rest

Most people are searching for ways to be happy in their lives.  I am no different.  I try to live in a way that brings freedom, laughter and rest to myself and those around me.  But I have been wanting to grow in that area.  I want to enjoy life even more!  Some of the points mentioned in my devotional this morning were:
  1. Don't take yourself of your circumstances so seriously 
  2. When you desire God's will above all else, life becomes less threatening.
  3. Stop trying to monitor God's responsibilities (things beyond your control), find freedom by accepting the boundaries of your domain.
God has designed us all to live life uniquely and we all have different domains and different boundaries.  One of the scriptures mentioned in this devotional was:

Proverbs 17:22

New King James Version (NKJV)
22 A merry heart does good, like medicine,[a]
      But a broken spirit dries the bones.

This scripture is a reminder to guard your heart with all diligence for out of it springs the issues of life.  Feed your spirit so you can be strong.  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cleaning tips

If you are sensitive to strong smells like me, the following items are great for deodorizing your home.
1.  Baking soda works great on carpet as an alternative to some of the stronger smelling carpet fresheners.  Leave it on there for a couple hours to absorb odors and then vacuum.  For me it actually improves that way the carpet looks after a vacuum.
2.  If you have odors that tend to develop in certain rooms in the house, like in the kitchen after you cooked something with lingering aromas, vinegar is great for that.  Just put some vinegar  in a bowl in the room with the odor and let it sit. You will find the odor is gone fairly  quickly.
3.  Vinegar is also great as a natural fabric softner for use in your washing machine.  I just put it in the place where I would normally put liquid bleach and set the washing machine accordingly to dispense it.  It also works as a laundry booster to get the odors out of soiled clothes. 

Get what you deserve??????

My husband and I love giving our daughter gifts that make her happy.  To be honest, she very rarely "deserves" these gifts.  We don't do it because she deserves it, we do it because we enjoy giving her good gifts.  As I read my devotional this morning the following scripture was mentioned:

Micah 6:8

New King James Version (NKJV)
8 He has shown you, O man, what is good;
      And what does the LORD require of you
      But to do justly,
      To love mercy,
      And to walk humbly with your God?

THe part that stood out to me was "To love mercy".  It has made me ask myself do I "resent" or do I "love" mercy.  Do I walk in the grace of God or do I walk with a striving spirit?  When doing things for Noah (my daughter),  her being deserving of it is rarely a factor in my decisions.  When I think about Noah's future and the life we want to give her, it has nothing to do with her behavior or her being "deserving" of a certain type of life.  Now, because her father and I know what kind of life we have planned for her we take disciplinary measures to prepare her heart.  I believe that God does the same with His children.  In our culture we focus a lot on "works" and "merit" and "accomplishments" of individuals.  But when it comes to "giving" and "mercy" in God's kingdom, the gifts and/or rewards  reflect more on the heart of the giver, rather than the "merits" of the receiver.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A glimpse of myself

SOme of the issues we have been going through with Noah have really forced me to look at myself. We do a lot for Noah and she is very fortunate and blessed.  Lately I have been noticing how much she takes for granted, and we have to now start teaching her how to appreciate things.  She is 3 yrs old and I know it's normal, but still has to be addressed.  It has made me think how much I take for granted as well.  It has made me reflect on ways in which I might be acting just like her towards God (my Father).  I really had to repent and ask for forgiveness.  God has truly blessed me and given me a beautiful family and a loving, smart, handsome, gracious provider in a husband.  My husband is so very, very good to me.  My life is literally a dream in the making.  I do know God has more for us and our life is just beginning but I just want to be more grateful for what we have right now.         

What if I do it all wrong

Have you ever trusted God in an area of your life and then it seemed like it all fell apart; and you feel like you went about it all wrong?  That happened to me and it was major.  So now I tend to fall into doubt when it comes to certain things in my life.  I tend to tread very lightly in many areas, some of it is just being cautious but some of it is fear.  I looked at the following scripture today:
2 Corinthians 4:18  

18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 This scripture gets me to thinking about joy and peace.  These 2 gifts are the best of what God has to offer to me. I know the way to have joy and peace is by focusing on the right things, but I always wonder "If I take my eyes off trying to be in control and even more so if I take my eyes off the world around me then something terrible is going to happen." I don't want to be irresponsible, part there's a part of me that yearns for a little bit more freedom.  The freedom to stretch out my arms and legs and run like the wind.

 Joy & peace cannot co-exist with fear in our lives



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The great orchestrator

I keep thinking about how God spoke the stars, the moon, and the sun into orbit.  I keep thinking about the great order that exists, even in the midst of a fallen world.  Sometimes we may not be able to see God's order in our lives, but that's a good time to think about the seasons that take place at the same time every year.  The leaves fall off the trees at around the same time every year.  How the days get shorter or longer at around the same time every year.  How bears know when to hibernate.  The mating patterns of animals.  God sustains this very delicate thing called life.  It is delicate yet precious.  It is delicate because it can only be sustained by the One who created it.  That's your life, that's my life. 

Think about it, if God is able to orchestrate the various events and patterns that have taken place in nature and beyond since life began, surely he can orchestrate the right events in your life. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Really?!

Today before I did my devotional I wrote all the things down that were flooding my mind creating anxiety.  Then I read my devotional.  The part of my devotional that stuck out to me was

"I am creating something new in you: a bubbling spring of Joy that spills over into others' lives.  Do not mistake this Joy for your own or try to take credit for it in any way."

Then one of the scriptures was John 3:8 which reads:

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

As I'm reading, I'm thinking to myself "Really God?".  In a world that tells us we can go out and find joy in the various things around us or that we can somehow manufacture our own joy.  How much time do we waste trying to create something within ourselves that only God can produce.  How much time do we spend trying to fix ourselves or others when it's something only God can do? The world tells us to go make things happen.  But when you allow Jesus to be in control of your life, there is not much you can "make" happen.  You wait on the Lord, you trust in Him and continue to get to know Him as he produces wonderful things in your life. 
As a child I was taught about the theory of evolution in school.  I didn't grow up in a Christian home so there was nothing to counter that teaching in my household, so I just accepted it as truth...... even though I know now it's a lie.  The theory of evolution does not acknowledge God as the creator of all things.  It teaches from a self-sustaining perspective.  It teaches we just kind of popped up and continued to evolve out of ourselves.  Now I know that God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, but there is always that temptation to go back to a mindset that says "I am the master of my destiny".  The bible says in Genesis 1

"1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

That is the most powerful scripture in the bible for me.  In the beginning was God (period).  Can you conceive of the fact that God has always existed, that He has always been here.  That He created this life, this world.  This is the most humbling scripture in the bible for me.  It teaches me that He is in control, has always been in control and that I am not "master over my own life".  He is.   

Sunday, June 12, 2011

It's Sunday! Time to be a grown-up again.

It's Sunday and that means it's time to be grown-up again.  On Friday nights and Saturdays I enjoy leaving dishes in the sink, not cooking and having fun with my family.  It's all about fun and rest for me come Friday night.  But when Sunday comes, I have to get ready to start being all grown-up again.  I have to do dishes, cook dinner, make sure we have clean clothes for the week think about groceries, weekly budget, etc.  Today I have a baby shower to go to, we have church at 11am, and I have to get some groceries for dinner tonite and for the week.  Check this out, I haven't done my hair yet.  I don't know what I'm going to do with it. 

I'm now selling Avon and my goal is to focus on building that business 1 day a week, to start with.  I have my first order this past week from my neighbor.  Thanks Angela!  I want to take my time with this business venture.  Build it slowly and have fun with it.  

Noah was going to "The Children's Center" 3 days a week and I changed it to 2 days a week for the summer.  I'm excited about having her home on Fridays again!  We are going to go to the beach, Glen Dale Splash Park,  Chesapeake Beach Splash Park, to Gainesville to visit family. The Baltimore Zoo.  Those are just a few things I have in mind.  We will make it over to Port Discovery this summer too!   I

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Chapters in my life

My hubby and I have entered what I deem to be a new chapter in our marriage, and it is very exciting to me.  Over the recent months I feel like we have grown tremendously in our marriage.  It is blossoming into something more beautiful than I could ever imagine.  I am happy to say that God is showing me what things I should be working on right now in order to bless our marriage with even more joy and beauty.  One of those things is to stop complaining and/or being a nag.  I never thought something like this would be so exciting to me, but there is a freedom that comes with knowing you don't have to complain or nag for things to get done.  You can be more at ease with your life and bring more ease and comfort to the the people around you.  I'm very excited about I will be able to experience in my marriage and in my life in general as God works in me with this area.

I've also humbly entered back into the world of business.  This is a big step for me right now.  What makes it a big step is not the business in and of itself but it's more so that I sincerely believe God has orchestrated this timing and place I'm in right now in my life.  That's what makes it such a big step.......I didn't orchestrate it.  I'm treading lightly hoping and allowing God to order my steps.
                                                                        ‎1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Little Tips

If you have wood floors and need something to help you keep crumbs up and clean them, I love my Shark "Steam then Vac".  This is a great product.  Easy maintenance, and quick to use.  The cost is about $125.00.  We got ours at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Vinegar and Boiling water is great for cleaning spots of your carpet without leaving residue and it was recommended to me by Stanley steamer.

A great, easy meal:  Turkey Kielbasa on top of rice with corn (all mixed together).  It was yummy.  I bet you it would be good with a rice that's made by Goya!

Oh yeah, Vinegar and Boiling water would probably work great at removing stubborn stains from clothes.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shift in Focus

When you are single, it's a little easier to constantly try new things and do new things while still keeping up with the other responsibilities you have.  But it seems like when you get married and/or become a mom you have these "trade offs".  I have recently been trying some new things and giving more priority to things I hadn't in the past.  I do find that I can't focus near as much on stuff I was doing before, like cleaning for example.  Some of the things I'm trying are putting me out of the house more often.  Which is a good thing because it was definitely time for a switch for me.  But I look around and ask myself  "when am I going to get around to cleaning the toilets or when I'm I going to clean the carpet in Noah's room?"  As I look ahead at my schedule; the things I want to do, the things I have planned to do.  I don't really know when it's going to get done.  I guess I can only hope and pray that God shows me windows of opportunity to get these things done.  But I don't regret shifting my focus a bit.  It's the season for it and the best thing not only for me but also for my family.  When you are trying to stay in a routine or pattern that God is trying to take you out of, it can make you very frustrated and you project that negative energy onto your family.  As much as women out there want to believe that they can or should "do it all", it's not true.  Attempting to live that way is robing yourself of the life you could be enjoying and robbing the people around you of the "you" that God want's to bring out at that particular time.  As human beings we are multifaceted and God exposes different aspects of who we are at different times in our lives.  When it is truly time to shift your focus in life; to not do it is to rob those around you of a great opportunity to see you in a different and new light.  To be able to enjoy aspects of your personality that they might not have known about.    Cheers to changing focus. 

Toys for children

With my daughter getting older, more money goes towards school and extra-curricular activities so I don't tend to do as much buying toys for her.  However, I have noticed over the last month that she needed some upgrades to her toy situation because she is getting older.  A lot of the toys I have out, she is not playing with anymore.  So I took the plunge and ordered her a cute cash register from amazon, a barbie glam pool, and a little hair kit with rollers a working blowdryer, etc.  She loves pretend play but she is very picky about toys, so it's taken me the last hour or so to pick out what would be the best upgrades to her toys within a small budget.  I hope she likes it. 

Imagine.............

In my perfect living situation, I would have a yard with a nice swing set for Noah and I would love to go out with her first thing in the morning and sit and drink my coffee and watch her play before breakfast.  We don't have a yard right now at our house. 

In my perfect business situation I would be a blessing to other women.  I would have a business that would not only provide women with products that really made them feel good about themselves, but also a friend that would offer much more than just a product or service.  A friend that would offer them hope in difficult situations.  I have a friend that offers me hope and wise insight when I'm going through the trials of life and much of her advice I have put to use and it has made a difference in my life.  That is what I love to do for other women as well.  I enjoy making money but I enjoy making a difference so much more. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Random "today" things

1.  Volunteering taking care of horses - Hoping to get to do some riding as well.  This is the first building block to pursuing one of my dreams.  Today is Friday and I was suppose to do it today, but I had to set up some new files for my hubby's business.  He has outgrown my little tabletop files, business is doing well.  Plus I had to pack a bag for my daughter spending the night over grandma's.  When I volunteer with the horses, I'm normally very tired and very dirty afterwards.  I have to do it on days where I don't have anything else to do afterwards but shower and rest. 

2.  Hubby and I have date night tonite.  Which makes 2 Fridays in a row.  I'm excited!  Last week we went to the Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum bar.  It was delish! Tonite we are going to Applebees, they have a new pasta dish that I really like.

3.  Stay-at-home mom stuff - Try not to overspend especially when bored and if you have children in school and you are finding that spending money is becoming a big temptation, find something productive to do, something you enjoy, that doesn't cost money, preferably out of the house.  Being at home is such a blessing but it comes with it's own challenges and temptations.  Sometimes you really don't know what you want to do with all that time you have yet.  Pray about it and learn to wait for God to show you.  Which lead me to something else

4.  I'm going to be starting to sell Avon.  I'm very excited because it's such a great company that been around for awhile, everybody knows them, they have lots of variety at reasonable prices, it's only 10.00 to get started.  That's not all I'm going to do though, it's just the beginning.........

5.  This is definitely the season for me to be stepping out into my endeavers.  I know it in my soul.

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