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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