Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thanks, Thankful, Thankfulness Thursday, Grateful, Gratitude


There is always, always, always something to be thankful for… ~ Anonymous


Remembering To Be Thankful In Life...


In the midst of going through life’s ups and downs we sometimes forget to be thankful for the things that are right in front of us.

We are so bogged down and focused on all that is wrong that we forget all that we have been and are blessed with.

Thankful Thursday amidst all other days can serve as a reminder to be thankful for all things regardless of what challenges we are faced with at the moment.  One thing, we can always count on is that trouble doesn’t last always.

A great way to remember to be thankful amidst our trials and tribulations is to remember the countless times God has brought you through previous challenges. This will always serve as a reminder to be thankful that you are still standing from previous challenges, therefore, you will still be standing in the mist of present challenges and thereafter.

When I begin to think of complaining about the challenges that I am faced with, I tend to give myself a reality check. I think back on all of the times I made it through. I didn’t get through it by myself. That is when I begin to give thanks profusely.

Giving myself a reality check not only helps me to remember to be thankful for the past, present and the future, it also helps me to remember that while I think my storm is big, there is always someone’s storm that is much bigger. I’ve seen it all too often. And, this is what brings me back to be thankful that through it all I am still standing.

If you find yourself complaining and not giving thanks, do a reality check on yourself. Sometimes that’s all we need to show us that we need to be appreciative and thankful because after all, things could be so much worse then what it truly is!

Let’s Chat:

What serves as a reminder for you to be thankful during your challenges in life? 


Friday, April 7, 2017

Avon's NEW "Pop of Color" Dolman-Sleeve Dress

Avon, Dress, Fashion, Women's Dress Attire, Dolman Dress


A Woman’s Dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view. ~ Sophia Loren


It’s the Perfect Summer Dress!

Avon has done it again! They’ve pulled out all of the stops with their line of fashion. Today, I have the privilege of modeling their Pop of Color Dolman-Sleeve Dress! It’s a Green dress with a self-tie at waist and flattering dolman sleeves. Just look at it! It’s speaks class and elegance. A show stopper! Or, is just me?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What Lies Ahead?

Burdens, Faith, Fear, God, Life, Therapy


Faith tells me that no matter what lies ahead of me, God is already there! ~ Anonymous


When we choose to relinquish our burdens to God, we may wonder, what the road ahead will look like.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Surrendering Your Burdens to God


I hope you are encouraged to surrender everything to God, even what you never thought you could give up. ~ Jeremy Camp

Throughout life we will be hit with trials and tribulations. Through these difficult moments we may experience many feelings. Feelings of disappointment, failure, discouragement, among many other feelings. Sometimes it may feel as if the life has been sucked right out of you.  It is during these times we must seek God to see us through. I must admit, at times, that it’s easier said than done. You have all of these emotions flowing. You don’t know if you should take a right or left, then maybe a left or right.

Friday, March 24, 2017

3 Reasons It's Good to Join Social Media Groups


Support, Family, Friends, Social Media, Facebook, Encouragement, Motivation, Goals, Networking

Strangers can be best friends, just as easy as best friends and family can become strangers. ~ Anonymous

We all would love supportive family and friends. But, let’s face it, we all are not privileged to have them. (The Hate is Real!) For a long time I couldn’t understand that because I’m a big supporter of others, be it family, friends, and/or strangers. I don’t always receive the same level of support I give. While, I don’t let that stop my shine, I felt it to be disappointing. It did teach me that, everybody will not celebrate with you at every stage or at any stage in your life. It has nothing to do with you. When I truly grasped and understood that concept, I was able to dismiss it and keep it moving. And, have been moving ever since. (Ha!)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tested and Tried in My Faith

Faith, Strength, Family, Tested, God, Life

Faith That Is Not Tried is Really Not Faith at All ~ Anonymous


Have you ever had the feeling you are being tested and tried in your faith?

The feeling of, “if there is not one thing it is another?”

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fun Times with Family


Fun, Laughter, Laugh, Family, Friends, Generations, Life,

We didn’t realize we were making MEMORIES we just knew we were having fun. Anonymous

It is always good to spend quality time with family. This past Saturday, I did just that. Spent quality time with family and friends. And, boy did I enjoy myself. My family is big on supporting each other, so family from Houston, Texas and Natchitoches, LA came in to enjoy the festivities. The laughs and reminiscing of old times, was one to be remembered. I love to hear stories from back in the days. Those are priceless stories carried down from generation to generation.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Migraine Blues

Headache, Migraine, Pain, Life, Medicine, Stress,

If one more person tells me stress is causing my migraines I will scream… Anonymous

Since, last Tuesday, I’ve been dealing with excruciating migraines. When the pain first hit, I thought it was just my basic headache, something that a Stanback, or BC powder and coke could fix. It became apparent when my headache didn’t go away within a couple of hours that this was not an ordinary headache.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Perfect for Valentine's Day "Avon's Little Red Dress"

Avon, Avon Representative, Fashion, Life Style, Trendiness, Wrap Dress, Valentine's Day, Little Red Dress

Over the years I have learned that what is IMPORTANT in the dress is the WOMAN who is wearing it!” Yves Saint Laurent

Again, I must say Avon continues to impress me with their Women’s Fashion Apparel. Each piece is unique in it’s own. From casual to dressy you are sure to find something thing that will leave you in awe.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Let's Talk All Things Avon-It's A Wrap

Avon, Avon Representative, Fashion, Life Style, Trendiness, Wrap Dress,

Fashion Is Art and You Are The Canvas ~ Anonymous

Avon continues to amaze me with their Women’s Fashion Apparel. This week I’m crushing on the Pretty Floral Wrap Dress. I always have trouble finding dresses that, for one I like and secondly, fits me just right. So, when I saw this dress in the book I knew it was a piece I had to add to my collection. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Date Night - Finding Balance

Date Night, Relationships, Relationship, Balance, Love, Restaurant, Laugh, Happy, Smile, Quality-Time

Good relationships just don’t happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together. ~ Anonymous. 

With so much going on in my life, it is important for me to find a balance in everything. One of the areas I decided to start with was my relationship. I wanted to carve out some quality time with the Mr. This has been a struggle for us lately. Therefore, we had to be intentional and set aside a day and time that we could go out on a date. No distractions!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What I'm Crushing On! Avon's Must-Have

Avon, Avon Representative, Fashion, Life Style, Trendiness, Jacket

Fashion looks better when you feel good on the inside! ~ Anonymous


What I'm Crushing On

Let's Talk Fashion...Avon's Must-Have

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I'm Back! New Year, New Beginnings


Hiatus, Focus, Self-Care, New Year, Passion


Sometimes you need to give yourself a break when you’ve had a life change. ~ Barbara Freethy

I am so excited to be back with you after a much needed break!

With so much going on in my personal life, a new grand-baby, getting adjusted to the crying in the middle of the night, balancing my time between two grandchildren, work, family life, and a relationship it was hard to focus my mind on anything especially writing. I would like to say in the beginning that I thought, I could handle it all without comprising the quality of work that I provide my audience, but I would be lying.