"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, February 26, 2018

2 Down, 10 to Go!

I’m right on track for my goal of reading one book a month this year. I know that may not seem like a lot for some people but for someone who put pleasure reading on the back burner, it’s a big deal. If I read more that’s great but my goal is 12 this year.

The first one I read is:

Love the Home You Have

This was a great read. A lot of it was stuff I’ve already been trying to do but she gives great practical advice on how to accomplish it. One of the favorite things I took away from this book is basically, if you don’t love it, get rid of it. I’ll give you a for instance. I’ve had this picture hanging in my sun room for about 2 years now. I didn’t love the picture but figured it would be better than staring at a blank wall. Not true. I took the picture down, immediately felt better about the space and then it motivated me to find the perfect replacement, and I did. Now that space makes me feel happy and I love looking at it. It’s a very good read for those of you wanting to make the home you have a place of contentment and relaxation.

The second book I read was:Balancing it All

I absolutely loved this book, but I must also say that I’m a big fan of Candace and who she is as a person and  I was a HUGE fan of Kirk growing up too, because well, what teenage girl wasn’t. LOL!

I follow her on instagram and always look forward to the stories she shares. She’s very inspiring. This book is like sitting down and talking to her in person. She shares a lot about her life and how her acting all began and how her parents always kept her grounded. She really opens up on the imperfections of who she is and how she learned so much from her parents through their triumphs and fails. She talks a lot about her faith and for me, I loved it. All in all it was a very encouraging and fun read. I found myself constantly talking to my hubby about it.

Now if you’ve read this far, I have a non related question. I’m thinking about doing an instagram account for this blog. Instagram is my favorite app to use and I use it more than Facebook. So I was wondering if you all use it and if that’s something you’d like to see happen.

What good books have you read so far this year?


Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Funnies!

friday funnies

So today I woke up thinking about how today would be a good day to post a Friday funny. I’ll tell you why. Our family had quite a bad week this week. Then two days ago there was a horrible accident involving 4 cars, right down the street from us that could have been prevented had 2 of those cars not been racing each other and went through a 4 way stop hitting two other vehicles. Someone died that day. On that same day I hear about the shooting in Parkland, Florida just south of us. My heart is heavy. So very heavy. And although I continue to carry that burden and pray for all those being directly affected, I still realize the importance of laughter. It’s good medicine the bible says.

So maybe today you can take a little break from all the tragedies of this world, just for 5 minutes and lift your soul with a little laughter. I know I’m a better person when my soul is refreshed. It doesn’t mean I’ll stop praying or caring or having a heavy heart but for 5 short minutes I’m gonna laugh until I cry.


I don’t care how many times I watch this video, I will laugh until I have tears in my eyes. I hope this helps lift you up today.


Now go hug someone and tell them that you love them!!!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book List #1

I don’t know about you but I like seeing what other people are reading. It gives me some good ideas of what I might want to read next. I recently purchased a few books from Christianbook.com and they just came today. Most of them I got in the imperfect section but there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with them. Always check that section first because you get a great discount! I like me a good discount, especially right after Christmas when I’ve been spending money like a drunken sailor. *hiccup*Winking smile Anyhoo, here are the books.


I actually started reading Fervent last year but there has been such a gap of reading it because of the holidays, I’m just going to start it again, because it is such a good book.

The rest of them are just a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I like variety. I get bored pretty quick so I couldn’t read 4 books on organizing or 4 biographies all in a row. I have to mix it up. I’ll just blame that on my ADD. Smile

Have you read any of these? If so, how did you like them? Which ones are you interested on hearing more about once I’m done reading them? If any. Feel free to share some of your favorites right now.

Have a lovely day.


Friday, January 5, 2018

My Favorite FREE Indoor Workouts!

I don’t know about you but it’s cold!!! Even for Florida it’s cold and there is no way I’m going outside to workout. No way Jose.

So today I thought I’d share what I personally do on a regular basis to stay fit and healthy INSIDE the comfort of my home. Aside from my diet and stuff. Cause I don’t know about you but I like to switch things up and get new ideas.

New for me last year was starting yoga. It was suggested to me by my chiropractor, but as a former gym snob, I thought yoga was for people who didn’t know how to work out. Ha! BOY oh boy was I wrong. Yoga is quite the challenge. But not knowing where to start I looked on youtube for some inspiration.

I came across Lesley Fightmaster and took her 30 day beginner class. She does a great job of telling you how to do things the proper way so that you don’t get hurt and I’ve stuck with her ever since. She has a nice pleasant voice (which is important to me since I’m going to be listening to her for 20- 30 mins). I love doing this in the morning so I’m all flexible and warmed up.

Normally in the afternoon my sons and I go for a walk outside, but I ain’t doin’ it. It’s cold remember? I missed my walks though. Again, I went to youtube and found Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home workout. Apparently if you’re name is Leslie, I’ll find you on youtube. Ha! Ha! Anyhoo, I love it. It helps get my steps in without any extra equipment and you don’t need a ton of room. Plus she is so inspiring and fun to listen to. It’s been great!

And for an extra arm workout I do wall push ups. I’m 6 foot tall and even in my fittest of years I could never do a push up or a pull up. So I do wall push ups and I can still feel the burn. Always look for an alternative to a workout, don’t just give up and say you can’t do it. Just do it differently. Make it personal to fit your fitness needs.

So there there you have it. Nothing fancy but it’s working for me right now.

What are you doing to stay fit in this cold weather? Share you ideas. I’d love to hear them!



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