Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Decorate and escape to Paris

Sent from my iPhoneWanted to share pictures of my Paris escape. Those mornings you daydream of a vacation .
How about you ? Where is your escape zone?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine


Ever come across a book that resonates to the bone ? That's exactly what happened this afternoon during a break at church. Came across New York Times bestselling Author Crystal Paine book, Money Making Mom . How every woman can earn more and make a difference.
Listen to this on page 12. Maybe you are a single mom and juggling three jobs for chump change is simply not cutting it. Then it goes to ask what does financial freedom mean to you. To think about it . To really think about it. This stopped me in my tracks because after completing Financial Peace University last summer, I'm reminded of the basic principles of budgeting. I still continue budgeting however it's always so discouraging with the three jobs and still struggling. I'll write a series soon in what Julia and I have recently done and changes we are planning .
Do you do a monthly budget?
Any changes brewing?
Are Holidays stressing you out?
Share with us❤️

Friday, September 8, 2017

Imperfectly Happy


For a little over a week, I've been living in a motorhome without electricity. 

We are in between moving  and it's amazing how resilient you become. From using candles, showering at the gym, eating out and basically just making do to sleeping in new surroundings while insuring your not attacked by  neighboring coyotes . Overall, it's been an adventure. 
What adventures have you been on lately? Or would like to be? 

I'm imperfectly happy. Are you? 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

When Nutella Sustains me

What is your go to item?

With  the move and not taking time off this has been a hard season. I used to find comfort in worldly things yet as I am older I see the simple things giving me comfort. Quiet time for prayer and Jesus. Connecting with friends. Green tea and coffee.

Nutella. This has been my go to place.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Via Holly Gerth

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Starbucks Stress Diet

How are your eating habits? How are you encouraged? Refreshed?

I  noticed during this move I haven't been eating right. I'm actually calling this my Starbucks Stress Diet. Not having electricity in the motorhome while waiting for the trailer relocation there hasn't been a kitchen available. I count this Iced Pumpkin Spice as 2 meals. I'll eat dinner somewhere. It's amazing how we adapt and become resilient to our surroundings. This moving season has been wrapped in the enemy trying every thing imaginable to circumvent this a a smooth transition. This adventure started 3 months ago and it's finally coming to fruition. God is good. We are blessed.
The Skyline Slimdown Class featuring the book Made to Crave class is starting up again next week at our church. Getting back to food basics and a routine will be encouraging and refreshing.

New Season, New Beginnings

While in transition in our moving adventure Julia and I have stayed in different places while the trailer was ready to be placed in its new home. Through God and new found friends we are moving to an area I've missed. Jamul, CA.
Julia's resume will include Nanny and I, her assistant. Not sure how much I can share since we will be with a family who I'm sure would want anonymity and rightly so. I'll share pictures and adventures with keeping privacy in mind. I'm still keeping my other 2 jobs at church and gun shop so there will be lots to talk about.
What are your new adventures? Anything in the horizon?

Monday, September 4, 2017

Autumn Drink Happiness

My first Autumn drink of the season. Iced Tall Pumpkin Spice. Is it wrong to wish it was a little sweeter? Can't believe it's September!
Julia started her first week at SDSU. Learned a lot about financial aide. The red tape involved to prove she was my dependent when she was actually 17 deemed absurd to me however you are at their mercy. It cost $860 to just start a payment plan. In retrospect things are worse in other areas of the country. We count our blessings. A lot of changes this season.
What are looking forward to this season? How do you take your coffee? Sit down with me and let's talk ❤️

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I'm a Plexus Girl #2575695

Morning! My friend Lindsey shared this on her FB page. Plexus transparency of possible income earnings speaks volumes. It amazes me how Plexus makes me feel healthier then I've ever felt and actually works! With hard work and dedication Plexus gives you a return on your health investment . I waited 8 months to try Plexus. With being a single parent I managed to fit it into my budget. ❤️ Its August 1st, Think about your budget for the month, pray and see if Plexus can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. ❤️❤️❤️

The Maxwell Leadership Bible

Doing a little nighttime reading. Reviewing The Maxwell leadership Bible. It's lessons in leadership from the word of God by John C Maxwell. My daughter Julia gave me this Bible a few years ago and I still read it to this day.
Right now I am perusing page 67, on when God chooses a Leader.

It reveals how Moses provided a great case study on how God calls a Leader out of a crowd to perform an assignment.
Here are 8 key components:
1. He gives a leader an emotional investment in the work.
2. God affirms leaders through others.
3. God gives the leaders mentors.
4. God builds on leaders strength,experiences and background .
5. God often refines the leaders character in obscurity.
6 God instilled in the Leader the value of hard work .
7. God sustains that leader with the powerful vision.
And lastly 8. God brings others along side the leader to compensate for their weaknesses.
Pretty good stuff, right?
Are you in any form of Leadership?
If so, In what capacity ?

What night time reading 📖 is on your night stand?

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Pioneer Woman Greek Flavors

Yet, must settle next door for this🤣😂

What are your favorite Greek dishes or places? 


Check out this amazing find from plexus Business Card, New slim, Pink Drink, Pink Drink Update, plexus Swag

I found this on Etsy and wanted to share it with you.
I sell Plexus and saw these really pretty cards. 
Etsy has just about everything ! 

plexus Business Card, New slim, Pink Drink, Pink Drink Update, plexus Swag


Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Turquoise Table by Kristen Schell

I am so excited that I finally added this book to my budget . The Turquoise Table by Kristen Schell . It's based on finding community and connection in your own front yard .

Whats really neat is the recipes and cute pictures. 

Spicy Pecans 

Kristen Schell was consumed with a busy life and she was not sure how to slow down. She  had a desire to connect with her community . Her book gives the step-by-step on how to  accomplish  stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own turquoise table simple. Plus, recipes to take outside and share with others. Stories from people using turquoise tables in their neighborhoods . Giving  encouragement to overcome barriers that may keep you from connecting . Pondering new ways to view hospitality.

It's amazing how community and friendship are waiting  just outside our front doors . Today  turquoise tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other and nearly all 50 states and in seven countries. Ordinary people like us wanted to make a difference right where we live.

I love this book cover , love the color it's so eye-catching . The  contents is  full of amazing ideas to find a sense of commonality , in your own home. I'm so happy I placed purchasing the book into my monthly budget. You will not be disappointed! 


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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Walmart Instant Photo Kiosk Booth for Quick Collages

 Did you know you can go to most Walmart's with a photo center and print your own pictures on the spot? The kiosk looks a little intimating yet can be easily understood after a few backspaces.

The variety of cords can be plugged in to pretty much any device you have. I used my phone. 
You do have to ask the salesperson  for help if you don't have one handy. 

You can edit and choose and size photo.  The main sizes were 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 I found the 8 x 10 had to be retrieved at the PICK UP area.

                                                       Waiting for my 8 x 10 picture

A new bible can act as a guest book. The ones with blank lines work best. Add an array of colorful pens,markers and  highlighters.

A new bible can act as a guest book of sorts.

The Finished Product 

A quick fun and festive collage. The possibilities are endless.