Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
On Saturday, we had our second annual memorial cookout in his honor. It was a joyous event filled with food, family and love.
It was wonderful to see and hang out with folks I don't see or hear from throughout the year. Everyone is wrapped up in their schedules. I am grateful for a time when we can all get together and enjoy one another's presence. I've seen friends that I have not seen in many moons. That elt really good.
I am hoping everyone else had an amazing weekend as well!
Enjoy this beautiful week ahead!
Friday, July 8, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Philly is the birthplace of freedom and liberty. The Declaration of Independence was signed in Old City. It was the beginning of us, as a people, having rights and separating ourselves from British rule.
Of course, this did not apply to all, but that is to come, much later.
I feel blessed to have freedoms. I realize, much more is to change, but much has been accomplished.
Happy Independence Day friends!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Ah well, I guess I deceived myself.
Have a magnificent week, my friends!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
There is too much going on this week. Lil Sis is having major surgery. Please keep her in your prayers.
I have nothing else to share but worries and fears so I will keep them to myself.
Have a terrific week, my friends!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
I'd like to send a prayer up to each of them and hope they are in a happier place.
Love you all!
Have a blessed and wonderful holiday friends!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
May 21, 2011 was the official date of the Rapture, according to Biblical scholar and Christian Radio broadcaster, Harold Camping.
So many times these things are predicted to come and we prepare for the end of days. But what happens when the day comes and goes? Are we disappointed because we put so much effort into preparing for the afterlife? Should we just be grateful and move forward until the next rapture prediction?
I, for one, am glad this non-event has come to pass.
Maybe Rad Dudes got it right.
The day was saved, thanks to Macho Man Randy Savage!
Have an exciting week lovelies!
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
All that procrastinating has caught up to me but I am doubling down and getting it all done now.
Wish me luck!
Have a great week!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Here are a few tips I learned:
1. Talking more = eating less.
It's good to talk during meals because the more you talk, the less you are eating.
2. Just stop.
It is said that it takes 20 minutes for the body to realize it's full. If you take in lesser portions, you will not overeat. Simple, right?
The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Missing breakfast can cause a slow down in the metabolism, causing the body to slow down the break down of fat which keeps us fat.
4. Weight lifting.
Weight lifting is a great way to burn fat. It burns through the sugar source which is necessary before the body can burn fat.
5. Watch what you eat.
It sounds simple. Stick to the basic food groups. Snacks are difficult to give up but you can at least try eating healthy snacks and do so in moderation. We all know which foods aren't good for us so try cutting them out.
I try to keep it simple. One more thing I have been doing lately is eating fruit after working out. In the past, I would just bathe and crash. My energy would be extremely low and I hated working out. Since snacking on fruit after gives me a little energy boost, it has been beneficial to me.
I hope these little tips are helpful.
Have an amazing week!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I am without my laptop for an undetermined period. Two of my girls school issued pcs are down. I really hate sbaring. Lol. I will give you half my food, drink or cash but my tech is not something I wish to divide.
Anyways, I hope to get on and post some info and also update you all on my progress with a photo. I have practicay reached my goal. Yay me!
I am currently on my five inch tablet pc and typing is much too tedious for me. Ah well. Till next time dears.
Have a wonderful week!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
I've been working really hard keeping up with my exercise routine (even when I really don't want to). I'll try to share a photo next week.
School is back in session and I am amped and ready to follow this school year to a close. The weather is warming up, good times are ahead for us all.
Have a great week friends!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I plan to incorporate more walking as well. During harsh Winter months, I definitely do not get in enough walking.
On Saturday, we took a family walk at a local haunt. It was a lot of fun and great exercise for the kids and myself.
Eventually, I may begin using the Wii again for further assistance in attaining my get fit goal.
That is how things are going for me, as of yet.
I am hoping everyone is well and wishing you all a wonderful week!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I know I am late with this as the day is nearly done but I wanted to share the occasion. Today Tom's Shoes is calling on us to raise awareness for the millions around the world who may never own or wear a pair of shoes.
At this point in the eve, you and I can help by tweeting the hashtag #withoutshoes or post a photo of your bare feet to Facebook and ask others to do the same.
Remember, going without shoes puts those who do so at risk for disease and infection.
With every pair of shoes purchased from Tom's Shoes, a pair of new shoes is donated to a child in need.
Let's all do what we can to help.
Monday, April 4, 2011
It's funny, as a kid, I never wanted a pet. As a mother, I was hoping my kids would feel the same. LOL! I was wrong but I am okay with it. Over time, they did a lot of research and learned as much as they could about cats.
When we decided to adopt, we visited our local animal shelter online and checked out what they had to offer. Never in my life did I think we would choose the cat we chose. I was hoping to get a kitten but came to realize my kids were much to mellow for one.
Our little guy is four years old today and we could not be more happy that he chose us.
Here he is in his new birthday cat tree:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lord Orochimaru-sama (The name I want to change his to but no one will agree)
Enjoy your week friends!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Back to my so called hectic life, this unsteady flow of things should be coming to a halt by week's end. I am so happy to see this month end. It has been wreaking havoc on everything good and sane in me.
Here I am complaining when I came to wish everyone a lovely week.
May your days and nights be as bright as the stars!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sending more well wishes to the people of Japan.
This whole Fukushima 50 ordeal has such implications on the families involved. A group of 50 retired and middle aged power plant workers have gone into the plant to try to stop the leaks. They chose to do so because they have already lived their lives and want the younger workers, who have not yet had families or have young families to have the opportunity to live on. I think it's very noble of those who essentially, are giving their lives so that the younger generation will be spared. It is also sorrowful to think of the families they may be leaving behind.
It seems in some instances, everyone suffers.
All I can do from where I sit is pray and hope for the least amount of damage. I also hope that these honorable men do not suffer in vain.
Have a great week friends.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
How frightening it must be to lose your home and everything you know to an act of nature. If there is anyone who would like to help, please donate to Red Cross
Monday, March 14, 2011
I want to wish everyone a wonderful week filled with peace and joy!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I can go on for days about the many things (as I am told) that make me fabulous but I like to keep things simple. In one word, my dedication. My love for my family is the reason I left my job of 14 years. I wanted to offer my children bigger and better opportunities in this life. I am a proud homeschooling parent of three. I left everything I knew and loved behind for my lovely ladies. My dedication to seeing them become intelligent, independent women that not only I can be proud of but who will have pride in themselves, is what I see as my greatest and most fabulous trait!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Someone who loves me dearly sent a Sprite.
I didn't even enjoy it. I did not enjoy the taste of it.
I, technically, did not break my own rules, but I am still very disappointed in myself. Maybe I wouldn't feel as bad if it tasted better. LOL! I'm not sure. What I do know is I am going to continue this "struggle" until I get a Soda Stream or I am completely over soda.
I guess we will see which comes first. I'll keep you updated.
Friday, March 4, 2011
This week''s finest:
Standing on shaky ground too close to the edge. Let's see if I ? ? ?
When I retire, I'll get worshiped like a whole battleship
How you gonna win when you ain't right within?
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
I am definitely not a resolution type of person but I am challenging myself once again to give up sodas. In a effort to do so, I have committed myself to a rule. The next time I have a carbonated drink, it has to be made in a Soda Stream
I very obviously don't own one as of yet. So what does this mean for me? Well, I am challenging myself to either win or find a way to afford this wonderful system.
I know, I set myself up for possible failure but, I have to find a way to make it work. I am not allowing myself to ask anyone to purchase it for me, or receive it as a gift. This is totally on me.
I am putting the pressure on and I am up for this! We will see how it all works out.
Wish me luck! I'll keep you all updated!
Friday, February 25, 2011
A friend of mine is dealing with very troubling times & this makes me think of her, I think.
Whatever it is, this track keeps playing in my head and I am letting it flow.
I read between the lines of the eyes of your brow,
your handshake ain’t matchin your smile
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
In honor of this, there's a terrific giveaway going on over at Girl Gone Mom ! Apparently, Subway & Diet Coke have teamed up to raise awareness and support for women's heart health education and research.
All over the real world and cyber world, there are heart flags for you to capture. Each capture triggers a donation of up to $100,000 to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. It's fun and easy.
To learn more about this wonderful collaboration to spread knowledge and awareness, and to participate, please click the link. Heart Truth
Monday, February 21, 2011
All who know me understand I have a serious soda addiction that I have been trying to kick for a few years now. Well, the Soda Stream allows you to make healthier sparkling water and sodas as an alternative for people like me. I also love that this is a truly "green" machine because it uses no batteries or electricity.
In my quest to earn one, I've also been entering many contests in hopes of winning this device. Lo and behold, I find New Age Mama is giving away a Soda Stream! How awesome is that? I would really love to win this device! You, too can take your chance at winning by following the link and entering yourself!
For more information about Soda Stream click the link.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Ah, memories of Summer make me a very happy lady!
Enjoy the wonderful weekend friends!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I decided to do something a little different this week. Instead of sharing a photo, I am posting a video submission I used for a contest in the hopes of winning furniture for my home.
I'm not asking for votes or likes, just sharing my video with my readers and friends.
Wish me luck!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Then, this guy dropped the jewels of knowledge and I was blown away. I found myself quoting it in class and getting into plenty of trouble for it. I wasn't trying to show off, I just wanted to share what I learned with others.
How can we ever truly know one another without knowing of all of our history?
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This little guy loves to play hide and seek. Every time I walk down the hall, I have to look all around me to make sure he does not jump out and tag me. On this particular day, I was being extra careful, peering around each corner. As I approached the middle of the hall, what do I see but a man in a box. LOL!
I love my little guy :)
Monday, February 7, 2011
I decided I will compile a list of fun free or cheap things I can do for V day. Feel free to add to the list if you please.
1. E-cards. This is the easiest idea by far. I send them for birthdays, holidays and just because.
2. Special meals. I cook a feast consisting of favorite foods my children enjoy.
3. Cakes, cookies, pies. This one is self-explanatory. I make and decorate special treats for the family to enjoy.
4. Movie night! I recently won a year of free blu-ray rentals. I am thinking everyone can pick a favorite movie and we can enjoy a wonderful movie night together.
5. Homemade cards. I still enjoy receiving these from the kids. I love to see their drawings and creativity. It's also a fun activity to do as a family.
6. Homemade tees. My good friend iwearyourshirt sent me a box of Simply Screen Stencils left over from a day of advertising. They're inexpensive and easy-to-find in most craft shops. The stencils can be used on shirts, sneakers, bags, etc.
7. Books! People underestimate the power of books. My children enjoy reading and if they didn't, they would be forced to pretend they do anyway. LOL. I enjoy finding age appropriate books in the bargain section of my favorite bookstore or iBooks for my little ladies. Sharing a love of reading is sharing love.
8. Homemade truffles. This one I have been planning to do with my kids for a while. There are a ton of inexpensive recipes using ingredients most of us have just lying around. My girls and I are excited to try one!
9. Take suggestions. I like to ask my girls for input. Sometimes kids have the most wonderfully, cheap ideas. LOL!
10. I'm willing to take suggestions. Share your ideas on inexpensive things you enjoy with your family.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Blessed Beyond Words blog is awarding one very lucky reader, well, just because. Isn't that awesome? I think so.
Head over to Just Because giveaway and enter for your chance to win or wish me luck!
Have a wonderful Superbowl Sunday loves!
Friday, February 4, 2011
I know you're thinking, what does this have to do with music or Hip Hop. It's funny, the first things I learned of Africa came from rap music. This next video is the beginning of my learning about my people and it sparked my need to learn much more.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Well, lucky me, Girl Gone Mom is having a giveaway which includes a GPS unit and State Farm Insurance Emergency roadside kit! Who couldn't use that?
So head over and enter or wish me luck ;)
Have a Magical Monday my friends!
Friday, January 28, 2011
I was filled with excitement, music was in the air and I was loving it. I was a young girl filled with big dreams. I just wanted to know everything there was to know.
As time wore on my love grew stronger. But there is one moment that stands out in my mind. It was when I heard her voice. She gave me a new sense of joy. It was not because she was the first, but she was only 14 when I heard her. I was a little younger but, I thought it was the coolest thing to hear a girl rock the mic. I bought the record and wore it out. This lady is one of my idols!
Some things never change. Hip hop will always be my first love.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Start a profile and begin sharing deals. Many of us inform others of great deals via Twitter and Facebook but at JoeShopping the deals are organized and will not get lost or need to be saved to favorites :)
Right now, JoeShopping is having an Amazon gift card giveaway at Green Mom Blog Check it out and take a chance on finding the best deals and winning a $100 Amazon gift card!
Monday, January 24, 2011
I am behind schedule on everything. I've lost focus. I have become very bored with everything that comes my way. I'm struggling to keep it all together. LOL.
It's the scatterbrain in me. My cup is overflowing. I am going to slow down and disconnect for a bit. If I'm too quiet, don't worry, I am getting my mind back on track.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Everyone loves snacks and Frito Lay now offers baked options for those of us who are counting calories. Along with the giveaway are two wonderful dip recipes you will want to try.
Head over to Frito Lay Giveaway and enter to win!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Apparently there was a disruption of production this past Fall at O.B. I am hoping this is resolved but also hope women know these products are available online. $100 is a bit ridiculous for tampons, IMO.
This was just too weird and funny not to share. Any thoughts?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
So what does this mean for me. My birthday is December 28th and I have been proud to say I'm a Capricorn...until now. In the past few days, it's been revealed that I am now a Sagittarius. I am wondering if that means I should expect changes in my personality. I've been told it will be a gradual change and it may affect later generations, many years from now,
What does everyone else think? Where do you fit in? Has your zodiac sign changed?
Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Surf Sweets All Natural Organic Gummy Candy Prize Package Giveaway is exciting for me because there is no pork allowed in my home. Surf Sweets makes products that are all natural, vegan and gluten free. Browse their website to check out what they have to offer @ Surf Sweets
With delicious candies like gummi bears, jelly beans and sour worms, there is something for everyone!
Don't forget to check out their website for more information. Surf Sweets
Then head over to Leslie Loves Veggies Surf Sweet Giveaway and take a chance on winning some of these wonderful treats for yourself! I surely am!
Friday, January 14, 2011
In the forefront of my mind is the negativity going on over Twitter parties. I stopped attending them some time ago. I began participating again during the holiday season in hopes of winning some holiday prizes and gifts for the family. I've come to see there are many people who are tripping over not winning.
I know I've said before, we just can't win them all but when adults begin to throw tantrums like children, call others cheaters and accuse party hostesses of favoritism with NO proof, things are just getting ridiculous. It makes me not want to enter.
I was accused of cheating more than once, always by strangers. People who are upset that I won a prize they felt they deserved so I know exactly how it feels to be accused. I admit, I have little faith in random.org and feel leery about a few hostesses but that just means, without proof, the best thing I can do is avoid those parties.
Which leads me back to the accusations. They are hurtful and usually unfounded. Anyone who tweets contests knows there is always someone copying your tweets, whether we realize it or not. So saying all of these accounts have the same tweets does not mean I own all of them. It only means, people see me as someone who knows where to find the best contest :P
I know I'm babbling. I'm very tired from it all. I don't like to see friends wrongfully accused. Nor do I like to accuse anyone of anything I can't prove. All of the negativity must cease.
Can't we all just get along?
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
I understand. I cannot win them all. That is okay.
Of course, there are times when I really wanted to win and I don't. It gets me down for about sixty seconds and I am over it. If I spent my time dwelling on all of my losses, I would never be happy.
I am learning to apply that to other areas of my life. Things will not always be great. I've seen enough "losses" to keep me under but I pick myself up, dust myself off and keep it moving.
I can still survive.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I am not resolving to lose weight or workout or anything else that puts me on a timetable. Instead, my goal for this year is the same as always. I wish to continue working on being a better me, leaving negativity in the past and spreading love everywhere I am. A smile is infectious is my motto for 2011.
One thing I also wish to work on is how critical I can be of myself. "My only enemy is inside of me" I need to fix that.
Here's to wishing us all a wonderful year achieving our goals!