Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Day 13 - Top Of My Bucket List

Hey Everyone!

PARIS... Paris would be at the top of my bucket list and if I could, I would explore all of Europe. That would be a dream come true. In my mind I've visited the "city of light" many times.

Here are some links worth checking out...

Rick Steves Europe - Paris
Samantha Brown Passport to Europe - Paris
Christophe Roussel - Chocolatier

There is so much rich history in Paris. The Nazi's bombing France and seizing Paris as a trophy and symbol for the beginning world dominance, plundering and killing needlessly only to have Britain retaliate under the leadership of Winston Churchill who said in so many words, "I was born for this time", matter of fact there is a documentary on Churchill that it called "Walking With Destiny". If you ever get the chance to read his bio, you would probably agree.

But it wasn't until after our own country was attacked at Pearl Harbor that President Roosevelt joined allies with Britain to overthrown Hitler. We know this as WWII (6 years of war). Why is it that evil men want to take over the world; Alexander the Great... Ghengis Kahn... Napoleon... I didn't mean to turn this into a history lesson. Why couldn't I have been this studious when I was in High School? I deplored history and geography with all of its dates and so on, now I devour it with pleasure.

Ester 4:14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (NKJV)

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (ESV)

Proverbs 20:14 A man's steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way? (ESV)

Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (ESV)

Until Next Time... Love & Blessings xo

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Day 12 - My Earliest Memory

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Around 3 or 4, I can remember my mom sitting at her vanity combing her hair. I'm standing around her in total admiration, just watching her and knowing in my heart she is someone important to me, someone very special. There was a specific item on her vanity that peaked my curiosity; a spray bottle of perfume. There must have been countless times that I watched her use it because on that particular day, I sprayed some of it in my eye. My eye stung and I cried, she came to my rescue... soothing and cleaning my eye. This is the memory that I hold close to my heart.

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.

Until Next Time... Love & blessings xo

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Day 11 - 15 Favorite Things!

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I'm a simple girl. I very seldom wear perfume; almost never and as of lately my skin has become sensitive to the body washes, so I don't use that anymore. Maybe juicing and detoxing has something to do with that. When it comes to make-up, it's just lipstick and eyeliner. I've been wanting to try Bare Minerals, but they're kinda pricey. Do you have any suggestions for washes and make-up?

1.   Nutri Bullet - Magic Bullet
2.   Nutra Ninja
3.   Juicer
4.   Ipad - Reading only.
5.   Desk Fan - 4 seasons girl... gotta have my fan.
6.   Oyster - Books galore
7.   Netflix - Inspirational and Documentary Junkie
8.   Pinterest
9.   Visine
10. My Dad's Cap.
11. Comfy Throw.
12. Vaseline & Olive Oil - I don't use lotions because of the perfume and dyes.
13. Black Cardigan Sweater
14. Black Flats
15. My Bible - I would be lost without the word of God.

Five years ago, my list would not have looked anything like this. Wonder what the next fives years are going to look like.

Until Next Time... Love & Blessings

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Day 10 - My Best Physical Feature

My Smile...

Hey Everyone! Hope your week has been a good one. The first half of my week has been spent babysitting my nephew. Collin is 20 months old and 2 hand fulls, his brother will be 13 this year (big gap there). I love my nephews. Oh! and Collin talks (gibberish) in his sleep, too funny. He's a happy toddler, full of energy, he has his cheeky ways with an adorable smile.

I didn't always like my smile, but I get the most compliments for my smile. Who doesn't need a smile?

Proverbs 31:23-27  Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Psalm 119:135 Smile on me, and teach me your laws.

Psalm 4:6 Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, LORD.

Job 9:27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,’

Until Next Time... Love & Blessings xo

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Day 9 - Worst Habit

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My worst habit is.... PROCRASTINATION!!! I call it "the lazy spirit". Anything can fall under the umbrella of procrastination and it usually does, shame on me, always putting off for another day. I know that I'm cable of accomplishing much more than I do in a day, because I've done it many times before... checking this and that off of my TO DO LIST before noon was not difficult.

My friend tagged this to me, it was just what I needed. 10 THINGS I DO THAT MAKE MY LIFE EASY by Shanel Cooper-Sykes  My failure stems from not letting God set the day for me. When I sought God first in the morning, my day had order and a sense of purpose, my day was more defined and I liked that. Hearing from God and being obedient to what His Word and Spirit was saying to me made life easier.

It's funny how doing nothing wears you out more than doing something. Making the best use of my time takes wisdom and discernment (time management) not only in earthly matters, such laundry, dishes, cleaning, writing, blogging, cooking (ha ha), whatever home or work things that need my attention, I must also use my time wisely to do Kingdom things as well, such as... loving my neighbor, meeting other peoples needs if possible, studying and obeying the word of God, praying, donating to Christian outreaches (whether it's a dollar or more, we must contribute according to how God has given to us).

God's presence in my life will manifest more when I make Him relevant. Faith in action is what my fellow man or woman needs to see; they also need to see that whatever I do is done in Christian love and not for self-recognition, my deeds should always be for my Heavenly Father's Glory.

How well do you manage your time?

Psalm 39:4 “O Lord, make me know my end  and what is the measure of my days;  let me know how fleeting I am! 5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,  and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah (ESV)

Until Next Time... Love & Blessings xo

Monday, July 13, 2015


DAY 8 - What's In My Handbag?

Hey Everyone!


This is what I had in my bag today, which was not much.

Sweater - I try to keep a light sweater in my bag, some places can be really cool.
Eye Drops
Water Bottle
Vaseline - I prefer it over lotion.
Ipad - It was my annual visit to the doctor, so I needed something to read.
Eye Glasses

What's in your bag?

Until Next Time... Love & Blessings xo


Day 7 - My Pet Peeves!

Hey Everyone! My Pet Peeves… We could all easily throw out a list of irritants... empty toilet tissue role, toilet seat left up, popping gum, smacking while eating, blah blah blah, never on time, why are you yelling, yadda yadda yadda, it was your turn to do this, that and the other. Whew! It takes too much energy to be bothered with other people's bad habits or them not doing something the way I thought it should have been done. I try not to let my insignificant mole hills become mountains, there are a lot more pressing issues in this world that we should be concerned about. Like human trafficking, poverty, abuse, this is what needs our attention. But I will play along.

I’ve already mentioned earlier this week that I don’t like Sarcasm. Sarcasm to me is an underhanded, sometimes cheeky way of dumbing people down; making them feel stupid, humiliating others so you can rise above them; making them the butt of your off-color jokes. Not cool. Sarcasm is for television only.

Another would be young girls exploiting themselves or their parents exploiting them. They are highly sexualized in dress and dance and some grown folks think this is cute.... this is not cute.

Another would be… girls calling one another B*TCH as if it’s a term of endearment. Do they not know  they liken themselves to a female dog. And guys calling each other N*GGA and then have the audacity to try to claim ownership of the word, Oh and get fighting mad because some people in white society want to fly the Confederate Flag.

Now of course, I believe no State building should fly the Confederate Flag that was something that should have been done away with a long time ago. It represents slavery, oppression, dehumanization, white supremacy and inequality to all people of color; it is not something to be proud of. I’m glad to see that there is more solidarity than division on this issue. Let me be clear about this, it is the symbol that I hate, not the people that bear it. Some of these people are in our communities and they will go above and beyond to give a helping hand if needed. Our country only needs one flag… the American Flag. Our country also needs to turn to God.

My main concerns are for the Kingdom of God and being all that I can be for His Glory. I do realize that there will be things that happen in this world that will affect us all on different levels, but we must trust in God, do what is right in His sights, and be Salt and Light for this world. Let us all have the love of Christ in our hearts.

Until Next Time… Love & Blessings xo