Fabulous Finds!

Oh my goodness…Amazon never ceases to amaze me!  I just love the convenience of their 2-day shipping, and the fact that you can find so many things you are looking for at such an affordable price is also huge plus!

Today’s finds prove to be some FABULOUS bargains!  I found some things that are good for helping transition you from summer to fall.  (It is FINALLY beginning to feel like fall around here, and I’m so ready!!)

Todaies Womens Hoodie Blouse Womens Pullover T-Shirt Plaid Hoodie Long Sleeve Blouse TopTodaies Women’s Hoodie Blouse – This hoodie is perfect for fall, and it comes in navy and red, and it is $5.49!!  (What-What??!!)  The sizes also range from small to 3x, so this is a fabulous find! I’m loving the pocket in the front!

Duseedik-dress New Women's Blouse,Duseedik Ladies Hot Sale Zipper Long Sleeve Blouse Loose Summer Vest Shirt

Duseedik Ladies Zipper Long Sleeve Blouse Loose Summer Vest Shirt – Y’all … $2.85!!!  It comes in black, blue and red, in sizes Small – XLarge.  I love how it hides the mommy pooch as well as the junk in the trunk!  

Todaies Women Top Casual Matching Color Long Sleeve Top Button Loose Plaid Shirt Blouse TopTodaies Casual Long Sleeve Button Loose Plaid Blouse – Another Todaies goody … for $6.96, also good for fall.  Look at the colors!  This one also comes in red plaid ranging from sizes Small-XLarge. 

Car Trunk Organizer - Premium Water Resistant Grocery Storage Bag with Strong Handles Who DOESN’T need this Car Trunk Organizer??  At $16.99, it’s a great way to keep your groceries and what-nots from sliding all around in the back of your vehicle.  Great for hauling tail-gate supplies, too!

Todaies Women Lace Floral Open Cape Casual Coat Loose Blouse Kimono Jacket CardiganTodaies Women Lace Floral Open Casual Loose Kimono Cardigan – This little beauty also comes in black and in a wide variety of sizes – from Small to 3x – for just $6.89.  I love the feminine look of the lace as well as the loose fit. It just looks like it’s ready to capture that fall breeze!

Clearance Todaies Womens Long Sleeve Blouses Round Neck T Shirts Color Block Striped Causal Blouses Tops

Todaies Womens Long Sleeve Round Neck T-Shirts  –  This little comfy, cozy long sleeve T-shirt comes in 4 different colors (soft shades) ranging from Small – 2X for $6.29.  Can’t you just imagine wearing this one with leggings & fuzzy socks, having a blanket wrapped around you as you sip on a cup of coffee watching a football game or binge-watching your favorite Netflix series? 

Sunland Microfiber Makeup Remover Facial Cloths Chemical Free Face Cleaning Towel 8inchx16inch purple 3 PackMicrofiber Makeup Remover Facial Cloths – Now, I cannot attest for these particular facial cloths, but I can attest to the fact that if you aren’t using microfiber cloths to remove your makeup, you don’t know what you’ve been missing!  These things work so stinkin’ good, they just grab that makeup right off your face leaving your face feeling squeaky clean! I promise…it’s like you can almost hear the ‘squeak’ whenever you are washing your face with them!  — I wear waterproof mascara, so what I do before washing my face is to use tGarnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For Waterproof Makeup, 13.5 fl. oz.he Garnier Micellar Water to remove the mascara and then I let the microfiber cloth use its magic to do the rest!  This happens to be one of my most favorite finds ever!  Well…. 2 of my most favorite finds!

 I talked about these Swisspers Exfoliating Rounds in one of my other posts.  I use them for so many things, and removing my mascara is just one!

Well…I’m gonna leave it at that for now, friends.  Hope you are able to get in on the fabulous finds for today that won’t break the bank!

Blessings to you today and every day,

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Big Hands

img_3190When both my boys were born, their Dad and I dedicated them to the Lord, knowing that God gave them to us to raise for His glory.  The older they’ve become, the more I’ve had to remind myself that I must release them into God’s care.  That is hard for an involved parent!! But, watching them grow into the young men they have become has been so very rewarding and I thank God for keeping His hand on them and on our family.

We are still trying to raise them in the Lord and help guide them where we can, even at  (soon to be) 22 & 20 years old.  No matter how old a child is… a parent never quits parenting.  It’s not something you can just give up – it’s a part of you and, even though you watch them grow a year older and develop into very capable independent children, you will always want the best for them.

There are still some growing pains ahead, I’m sure, but in good times and in bad, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. What a comfort to know that you can put your trust in a God who has it all figured out when there are things over which you have no control.

A dear man who is with Jesus now, when asked how he was doing on that fine day, once said to me: “I’m great! I take care of those things I can, and I give God the rest!”

Great words of wisdom by which to live.

Great words of wisdom by which to live, not only when raising your children, but in every facet of your life.

What are some things you need to let God take off your shoulders to help lighten your load? Give it to God, put your trust in Him today, and wait for Him to work it out for His glory.

His plans are always better than anything we could ever ask or imagine, and His hands are bigger than ours, so He can handle so much more! Further more, His hands are reaching out welcoming us to lean on Him and put our complete trust in Him.

“In God I will praise His Word, in God I have put my Trust;..” (Psalm 56:4a).

♫ When we walk with the Lord ♫
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way;
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
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Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
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Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss,
Not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.
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But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
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Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do;
Where He sends, we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey,
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Amazon Favs!

Just a little easy-going post here today to start your Labor Day weekend off on a fun note!  I wanted to share a few of my favorite budget-friendly beauty products that I have fallen in love with because of their 1) cost and 2) quality!

A FEW of my AMAZON FAVS!!

Physicians Formula Butter Blushes:

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush, Natural Glow, 0.26 Ounce
Physicians Formula Butter Blush

I have these in 3 different colors:  Rosy Pink, Vintage Rouge (which is a peachy/coral color), and Natural Glow (peachy/fleshy/tan tint).  These give a slight glow to the cheeks giving you a fresh look without too much pigment. The powder is as ‘smooth as buttah’.  I guess that’s why they are called Butter Blushes (duh)!

L'Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, Blackest Black, 0.25 fl. oz.
Y’all….this is a dupe for the Too Faced mascara that everyone is just loopy about, and it bears the name I’m not comfortable saying.  You probably know which one I’m referring to, so we’ll just call it Too Faced BTS mascara.  I have used the BTS mascara before, but I’ll be honest…it is pricey!!  This Loreal mascara performs just the same – if not better – than BTS.  I actually prefer this mascara; it doesn’t clump like the BTS, the quality is amazing (no flaking), and the price is a no-brainer!  — And guess what? ↓ ↓ ↓
L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base, Millennial Pink, 0.27 Fluid Ounce
THERE IS A PRIMER!!  Whoo Hoo!  I absolutely LOVE it!  I’ve tried my share of lash primers with my pick of favorites, and this one tops the list!  The only drawback is that it clumps a little, as in a lot of product is on the wand, but it’s easy to smooth out on the lashes.  This is a primer that lengthens your lashes like nobody’s business!!  Paired with the mascara….it is mahvelous, dahling!

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

There seems to be a theme going on here, huh?  (BuNYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Butter Gloss, Creme Brulee, 0.27 Ouncet everything’s better with butter!)  This lip gloss is insanely budget friendly and insanely good!  I have the colors Creme Bruleè and Tiramisu, and they are with me at all times!  They give just enough pigment to give you a little sheen of color without the heaviness of a lipstick.  And…..*drum roll*…..They are 1/2 off on Amazon for Prime members as we speak!  Go getchu summa dem!!

The last one I’m going to share with you today is the Thayers Witch Hazel Face Toners.

Thayers Witch Hazel Cucumber Face Toner. 12 Fluid Ounce Alcohol-Free Facial Mist with Aloe Vera Formula. Skin Care EssentialsI have the cucumber toner that I use in the morning for a fresh clean ‘getcha mornin’ goin” scent.  I use the lavender at night before I go to bed as lavender is a calming ‘get yo tail in bed’ scent.

I use the Swisspers Premium Exfoliating Rounds to apply both.  Swisspers Premium Exfoliating Rounds, 2 Distinct Raised Textured Surface, Cotton Facial Pads, 80 Count Re-closable Bag

 

 

 

Well…there ya have it!  Just a few of my very affordable favorites!!  I’ve linked these items for you to go directly to Amazon for easy access.  Who knows… you might find a ton of other Labor Day sales!

Happy shopping, and Happy Labor Day weekend!!

Be safe. Be good. Be the ‘you’ God called you to be.

Enjoy today, for “all we have is now.”

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough troubles of its own.” Matthew 6:24

 

Smooth(ie) Operator

After deciding to go dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free, the first huge item I gave up was milk.  Well…actually, the first item I knocked to the curb was refined sugar.  Sugar is bad altogether.  It feeds infection and lots of other stuff, but that’s another post altogether.  But to give up milk… that was extremely hard for me. I love milk so much…always have…and I probably always will.  But more than I love milk, I love the way I feel when I stay away from milk and dairy products.

The next big item I gave up was bread…any and all kinds of bread (except homemade biscuits, for a minute). We’d gotten to where we’d have breakfast for supper almost every week, and we love homemade biscuits!  All good things must come to an end, I guess.  I’ve tried – one time – to make biscuits out of coconut flour, and the texture and taste both were like a block of sand.  No lie.  I shall try again, but next time I’ll use almond flour!

The next big change I made was incorporating a green smoothie into my daily diet.  The recipe I follow comes from Dr. Izabella Wentz, author of Hashimoto’s: The Root Cause, and The Hashimoto’s Protocol, among others.  These two books are extremely full of so much information.  I have not finished either one of them, and I keep going back over those chapters I’ve finished.  I am really so very thankful to have stumbled upon these  gold mines of resources.

                                                 thyroidpharmacist.com

The base ingredients of this smoothie are as follows:

  • super greens (spinach, kale, chard)
  • basil
  • carrots
  • celery
  • cucumber
  • coconut milk
  • avocado (for a creamier consistency)
  • sea salt (to help the adrenals)
  • Pea Proten
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:
    • blueberries to sweeten it a bit (I use frozen)
    • cilantro

The recipe calls for the Rootcology pea protein, the star ingredient, but I have not yet added the protein, for it isn’t in the budget at the moment.  But for those with Hashimoto’s, this particular pea protein, as well as the Al Paleo Beef protein, are key because they both created just for the purpose of helping those with food sensitivities (such as dairy, gluten and soy) be able to get the protein they need without the adverse affects that other protein powders can have on the body.  Other protein powders use fillers that have dairy, soy or whey, and that is a no-no for those with Hashimoto’s.  I have a lack of energy most days, and I’m sure it has everything to do my not getting the amount of protein I need in order to fuel my engine.  I’m anxious to see how the protein affects my energy levels once I’m able to incorporate it into my budget.  Click here to read about these particular protein powders, as well as other supplements made available for different needs and deficiencies.

This smoothie is definitely a green smoothie, but be warned:  once you add blueberries, it turns brown.    The more blueberries you add, the more brown it becomes.  It can end up looking like baby poo! – Very aesthetically pleasing to the eyes! ha  I’ve never had a problem drinking this smoothie; it tastes really good, and I actually look forward to drinking it every day.  The fact that I don’t have any adverse reactions from it is always a plus! It truly does help your gut operate so much better, and I am still amazed at the difference!

Click here to find the recipe for the green smoothie on Dr. Izabella Wentz’s website at thyroidpharmacist.com.  She suggests optional boosts to include in your smoothie, as well as some taste hacks should you not like the creamier consistency of the smoothie, or should you want it to be a bit sweeter.  She gives so much more helpful information that it truly would be beneficial to hop on over and check out her website.

What have you recently given up for better health, and what other food have you put in it’s place?  I’d love to know!

“This is the day that the Lord has  made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” ~Psalm 118:24

“Joy is the serious business of heaven.”  ~C.S. Lewis~

It’s Not Easy Being Clean

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Trying to change to a diet that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, caffeine-free, and refined sugar-free is not easy!   I thought I was gonna die when I first started changing my diet … no more milk (which I would drink tons of every day, not to mention the daily bowls of cereal I looked forward to!), no more cheese (which I cooked with almost every meal), and no more breads (which I love way more than sweets)!  As I’ve stated before, I felt like the only thing allowed was air & water!

But actually, the feeling of deprivation didn’t last too long, especially when I started feeling (not seeing, but ‘feeling’) how my body reacted to eliminating those triggers from my life.  I actually felt as if I started living again because I began to feel better almost immediately.

This change has been difficult, but it has actually been rewarding.  It is exciting and fun learning what works for me and what doesn’t.  It is amazing to see how much a good food works ‘for’ me, and how much a bad food works against me (it’s almost immediate).  There are days where I’ll not feel so great and have to back track and figure out what I’ve eaten that has caused some ill effects on my body.   Today was one of those days.  I’m a rookie at trying to heal my Hashimoto’s, so I’m still a major work in progress trying to figure it all out.  But lucky you! ☺ – You guys are going to see me work my way through this journey until I see, hopefully, optimal health!

I haven’t even tried to master being caffeine-free yet, for I so love my cup of Java with Jesus in the mornings!!  As I stated earlier, today was one of those days where I’ve had to back track, and I think I’ve determined that I’m still going to be able to ‘Java with Jesus’, but it’s going to have to be unleaded from now on. (boo hoo hoo!)  I’m hoping that I will be able to eventually incorporate caffeine back into my diet, but … we shall see.

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This is what a typical gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, clean meal looks like for me at dinner time.  Grilled chicken (seasoned w/ sea salt, garlic & onion powder), baked sweet potato with coconut oil and sunflower seeds, sliced avocado, oven roasted brussels sprouts (w/ olive oil, garlic & onion powder), and a salad consisting of power greens (spinach, kale, chard & mizuna) with cucumbers, topped w/olive oil & vinegar for the dressing. I can’t have tomatoes, which makes me extremely sad, because they are considered a nightshade (along with eggplant and peppers), and nightshades have a negative effect on the health of the gut.  But as you can see, I get plenty to eat.  I get hungry during the day, but that is only because I’m still trying to figure out the ‘easier’ foods I can eat at work that will still give me the protein and the nutrients my body needs.  I don’t want to have to warm up a whole meal and try to eat that at my desk, so it’s going to be trial and error for a while until I figure it out.

I only drink water (with lemon) with meals now.  There were times I’d phase in and out of making sweet tea, thinking I was doing my family a favor by decreasing the sugar from 2 cups to 1 1/2 cups.  If no tea, then I’d almost always drink a cold glass of milk … I so miss this!  However, the ill effects and the caloric intake is just not worth wasting on a beverage, and I love water, so it’s no big deal for me.  At this point, I actually prefer water as my beverage of choice.  As a matter of fact, I’m trying to intake at least 1 gallon of water a day.  Some days I do, some days I don’t; and my body feels the difference.

There is so much to consider when making a lifestyle change as big as this, and what works for me may not be what works for you. You may not have to eliminate from your diet as much as I have.  This, so far, has just been what is working at themoment for my Hashimoto’s (or as Todd calls it, my ‘Kung Fu-itis’ ha!). But once again, I just started not too long ago, and I’ve got a long way to go, so I’m a sponge trying to soak up whatever knowledge and wisdom I can for the road ahead.

Later on this week, I’ll give you the deets on one thing in particular that has made its way as a staple in my daily menu.

Keep it real – keep it simple – and enjoy your daily blessings!

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The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. ~Mark Twain

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  ~1 Cor. 10:31

 

Put On A Happy Face

I don’t like being on this side of the camera. I am usually the one taking the pics – so much so, that I’ve told my family that they wouldn’t be able to put a slideshow together for my funeral should I die today! lol

But today…this is a face of someone who knows for certain that the hard work of a new wellness journey is paying off.

What started almost 6 months ago as a journey to simply feel better became a quest to be the healthiest me I can be. It was not a quest to lose weight, although I’m well aware of the fact that much weight needed to be shed (and still does). I didn’t, however, expect this new lifestyle to have as big of an impact on my weight as it has over these last few months.

Two events in my life were the springboard into catapulting me into this new quest for better health: 1) the fact that I felt miserable almost every day of my life and ended up with my missing a day of work, simply for stomach issues, and 2) a health screening for my life insurance renewal. These two events happened almost simultaneously, and it was then that I knew I had to take charge of my health. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that can wreak havoc on your body causing all sorts of problems, and I darn near had about every one of them possible. I’m a poster child for HT! lol.

6 months later, I am 25 lbs lighter, and I feel so much better than I have felt in a long time. I’ve been seeing the progress but not truly believing that my scales were ‘right’. I excused it by telling myself that “digital scales aren’t exactly true”, plus the scales “might be getting old and we might need to buy another one”, etc. etc.

But today, another health screening took place, and the results showed that my scales were actually right. For some reason, it was at today’s screening that made it feel official to me.

Self-doubt gets in the way many times. If the writing is on the wall…read it. Don’t ignore it. Don’t second-guess it. Continue on your journey. It may be hard, but every step, no matter how tiny, is still a step forward.

There will be good days, and days you mess up, but the ‘day’ doesn’t define you. I’m an example of both the good and the bad. I’m under construction every day. But today, I’m 25 lbs lighter and 1 RX less than I was 6 months ago. And I’m gonna let myself be happy about it.

Encourage Yourself

Weary?

Feel overtaken or overwhelmed? Discouraged?

Don’t know where to go from here?

There is nothing that gives me more encouragement than reading the comforting words of Scripture. This is usually the very first place I turn to when I feel any kind of way, but especially when I feel my situation, my world or my emotions are starting to spin out of control or when I don’t know my next step.

One of the many beauties of the Word is that you can go back to it time and time again …and again and again … and It never changes. What held true back then still holds true today.

People and situations change, but the promises of God remain true and always will. People and changing situations may disappoint, but standing on the promises of Christ my King is what keeps me grounded.

So, my friend, when you are feeling a certain type of way, whatever it may be, encourage yourself in the Lord.

“And David was greatly distressed… but David encouraged himself in the Lord” (1 Samuel 30:6).

Bloom where you’re planted

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This is what I have always told my boys.

Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair.

Sometimes life is just plain not fun!

And sometimes ya just gotta put in that little extra bit of elbow grease- a/k/a work.

But one thing is certain…God has allowed our situation and placed us in this moment for a reason.

Don’t worry about the negativity…don’t worry about the criticism (from anyone else, or from yourself!) for there will always be criticism no matter what you do.

Don’t worry about the heavy load or the road ahead…and when it gets to be too much or is just plain not fun anymore, you continue to be the best ‘you’ you can be.

You do you, and don’t worry about what anyone else does or says.

Eyes forward, pushing onward towards the goal for God’s glory (not for yours or any other man’s).

This season will not last forever.

Always walk uprightly and “Bloom where you are planted!”

“Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might …” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

YES, YES, YES!! ⇓

I love this little Instagram square from 100 Days of Pressing Pause….so much truth!

You don't have to have a pulpit or platform

There are so many ways to ‘soak in’ Jesus every day, and 100 Days of Pressing Pause is one of those ways I love to do that.  I have intentional quiet time most every day, but I also look forward to gleaning from apps like First5, Proverbs31, InTouch Ministries, and this ↑ during the day.

This one sentence sums up how I’d like to handle my life, which includes my blog and social media.  Not one good thing I have gotten was obtained on my own abilities, for every good and perfect gift comes from God.  Therefore, I MUST boast not on anyone or anything other than my heavenly Father.

Having said that, I’m about to be uncomfortably transparent.  I don’t like to get all up in my feelings unless they are good feelings, but…

Here it goes…

I have struggled with ‘what I want to be when I grow up’.  I’m 48 years old, for goodness sake; at this stage in my life, I should have that all figured out, right?  But…I don’t.

What instigated this insecurity of mine was watching my two boys head off to college; my youngest is studying Criminal Justice and my oldest just graduated with a nursing degree and jumped right into working full time while heading back to school later this month.  How my heart swells with pride seeing what direction they’ve headed and to see what fine young men they have turned out to be!  They have focus and direction….something that seems to be lacking in my head at the moment.

I went to college for four years but never received a degree due to changing my major twice, then getting married and moving out of state.  I had one year and a half of studies left, but I never picked up where I left off.  Truth be told, I never wanted to.  I don’t know what I want to ‘be’ now any more than I did back then! (ha)

What if I did go back to school?   I don’t want to major in what I was majoring in back then, but what would I do?  What would my focus of study be? Would I even make it at my age? Is that something I truly want to do at this stage in my life?  I mean, my family is my life!  I would have to be selfish and force myself to neglect those things and loved ones who I’m not used to neglecting.  My boys are in college, yes, but I’m still actively “mommin'” and I don’t want to relinquish that responsibility at this point, especially if for selfish reasons.

Let’s get real, here.  If I TRULY wanted to go back to school, I would make it happen.  I just don’t have a passion strong enough to do so.

I’ll tell you what  I DO have a passion for:

  1.  My number one passion is to write. I communicate much better with the pen than I do with the mouth!  My desire is not ‘just’ to write;  my desire is to write about those things that God reveals to me and has done for me….the blessings of my life (hence the blog title ‘A Life Blessed’.)
  2. Another passion of mine is my home.  I love everything about the home….FAMILY (always!), DIYs of all kinds, dècor – inside and outside, smell goods – blankets & throws – pretties – flowers – even cleaning….you name it, I love it! (Maybe I love more the end result!)  Having said that, I’ve just not had much of a chance to nurture this particular passion with me working full time, and with my home dwellers being 75% male and 200% sports! My husband coached 2 sports for 22 years and, thankfully, is now down to one sport.  However, he’s been known to give lessons on the side.  He also coached my boys in each of their travel ball teams, starting when my oldest was 10 years old (he is now 21).  One son was in 2 different sports and my youngest was, at some point, in 3 different sports.  My youngest went to college on a baseball scholarship, and so the baseball travel continues!  I love it!  (I’d be out of luck if I didn’t!) I’m just sayin….if it didn’t happen on the sports field, then it didn’t happen!
  3. A new passion of mine is my health journey.  I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis approximately 9 years ago and this autoimmune disease has caused other issues.  This was the year I finally reached the point of no return in trying to turn my health around…and trying to do it naturally through food rather than having to rely on synthetic medicine.  I mentioned this was a new journey, and I’ve still got a long road ahead of me.  But this journey has actually been fun and exciting as I’m learning what works for me and what doesn’t.  Knowledge is power, and without knowledge, we perish.  All of our days on earth are already numbered anyway, but why not make my time on earth much more pleasurable by being the healthiest version of me that I can be, right?  I want to be able to enjoy my grandkids one day, and if I don’t make these changes, then I won’t be able to.
  4. Y’all.  I love makeup.  There, I said it.  I JUST DO!!!!  I love any kind of beauty products that you can throw my way!!  I am definitely not one of those gals that have to be dressed to the nines all the time – I live in jeans and a t-shirt with my hair in a messy bun or ponytail.  I’m barefoot as much as possible, but I just love makeup!

The trouble with these passions (except for my #1) is that when you A) live on a tight budget, then it’s hard to be able to do these things. And #2) is my main issue…when you don’t have any extra time in your schedule, then…well…when ya gonna do it??

I am just reaching a stage in life where I’m in view of being able to do these things…they may be seen at a distance, but I can see them nonetheless!  And I’m ready!!  I’m ready to write….I’m ready to DIY…. I’m ready to exercise (Ummm, maybe?) …and I’m ready to play in makeup! (ha) I’m ready to finally be able to do ‘all the things’!

So, just get ready! (Or, shall I say ‘be warned’!)  I’m gonna be writing about ‘all the things,’ but in doing ALL THE THINGS…I will ALWAYS try to give my Lord & Savior the glory all the while trying to point others to Jesus.   HE is the ONLY reason I’m able to do it at all.

I may not know what I want to be when I grow up, but THIS is what I want to do with my life.  THIS, is wherein my passion lies.

This blog, my social media, etc…..THIS is my pulpit and my platform.  And may He be the main focus of the knowledge that I seek and the wisdom that is imparted unto me.

May I have fun learning along the way!!

Have you met the calling on your life?  I would love to hear all about what it is, your passion for it, and how finding your calling has impacted your life.

If you haven’t found your calling just yet, what do you want to be when you grow up?

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~Ephesians 2:10