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28 May

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Never Say Never πŸ’«βœ”️

25 May

Surveying over my life and the young 33 years that I’ve been blessed to see, there are still some things that I have never experienced. And I’m sure this list barely names it all. 

You don’t have to do everything to begin with. Being it a trend or not. But you certainly don’t have to do everything all at once! It’s fun knowing there are some things left to explore and experience. 

Some of my NEVERS
Never had a shot (drink)

Never smoked anything 
Never been drunk 🍷🍹🍾 πŸ˜‹
Never had a professional massage

Never traveled outside of the U.S. 
Never had a tattoo
Never rode a mechanical bull 
Never been on a hot air balloon ride
Never traveled first class on an airplane
Never new true love and what love really meant until I had my son
(So I learned that I’ve…..) Never been in love with a man πŸ‘„πŸ™‚
Never been in a mature adult relationship (I broke up with guys every week or several times during a week). πŸ˜‚
Never paid over $100 for any pair of my shoes or purses. (Designer & all). πŸ› I’m the best bargain shopper.  (Although I had a $500 MAC cosmetics splurge before. πŸ’„πŸ’…πŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ€‘
Never driven a stick shift
Never skydived or bungee jumped before
Never been completely open & exposed myself fully to a guy. 

Never kissed a girl before 

Never been a follower, always a leader. 

Never been the most popular or most liked female😏
But you know how the saying goes “Never Say Never” 
And, ‘Never Say Never’ is one of my favorite songs by Brandy

πŸ’‹

Worry

21 May

Going through tragic, heartbreaking and difficult times, worry can easily consume you. 

Having observed my own behavior dealing in situations that bring about great uncertainty, not knowing what and how a situation will be worked out, I tell myself that I don’t want to worry in those situations where I would worry. 

Each time I’ve been faced with unexpected, disappointing and devastating times in my life, roundabout, unexpectedly God has made a way for me. 

Ever since my son was born I have been feeling like I along with my son, that we have been constantly moving. Even though we aren’t always physically moving or moving from where we currently reside. 

It has been to me like we are on a journey. Everyday being pushed through this journey to get to where I know we should be. Even if I decided we wouldn’t continue, it’s like we  have no choice. It’s the only way through it. 

Remembering God’s track record in my life, I have learned that worry is nothing but a waste of time. Where I can be praying & praising, worshipping & working into a new season, my circumstances tell me to do nothing but worry. 

Not only is worry a waste of valuable time, it causes stress and is a waste of something even more valuable, your health. The truest wealth in this life. Being healthy. 

I try my best to let my God know that I never take my health for granted. By thanking Him constantly for it, and my son’s health. Being proactive in a healthy lifestyle has always been important to me, starting at an early age. Even if I’m not where I need to be in certain areas, I know that exercise is important for us. So I make sure that it is a constant factor in our lives. 

Worry is just a waste of time!

Sometimes it takes intentional effort to keep moving even though you have things going on that you could easily give in to fear and doubt to. 

Worry is never the answer! 

As much as God gives to me, I love interacting with Him. Pursuing Him back. Because I know that He’s always been there before, I told myself I would cling to Him & my faith when I am tested again. 

And that’s where I am right now. 

When things are out of your control, tangled up so much that you can’t begin to figure it out and EVERY part of your life needs a miracle and a blessing, there is nothing left to do but trust in God. 

If you are worried about it, worry will just occupy time you could be preparing, praying & praising. Don’t worry! 

Just praise Him in the hallway. 

Lemonade πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹

12 May

“When you can work through the toughest times of your life, there is nothing you can’t make it through any other time.”   
🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹

My Favorite Pinterest Boards!πŸ“ŒπŸ“ŒπŸ“ŒπŸ“ŒπŸŒ‡πŸŒ†πŸŒƒπŸŒ‰πŸŒ„πŸ–πŸš’πŸ—½πŸŽ―πŸ“ŒπŸ“ŒπŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ

9 May

A few of my favorite Pinterest Boards right now! 
Me Time!

http://pin.it/Yb9opIbI thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Ice Cream

http://pin.it/D8AQ77x

I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Romance

http://pin.it/vaR_kMY
I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Dates

http://pin.it/swDRRtM

I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Leaving For Travel

http://pin.it/_BYUrRR
I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Cupcakes

http://pin.it/UW4x7E5

I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Vacationing

http://pin.it/i4Zljv9

I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Chicago Things To Do! 

http://pin.it/9C6y-Oh

I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 
Travel 

http://pin.it/NnPQfnV
I thought you’d like this Board on Pinterest… 

Labor Pains πŸ’™πŸƒπŸΎπŸ‘ΈπŸ½β€οΈ

9 May

  
Too long you’ve been away 

At first, you were taken away from me

Now they keep trying to take you away

The little time, anytime we have, we make special.

Without you I am nothing. 

Your absence & a grumbling in my stomach means much more to me than hunger.   

Once, not too long ago

I carried you with me, everywhere.

We were together. All the time. No one could separate us. 

We were two, but we were one. 

Safe inside of my womb, you fill my heart up so much, there is no room.

To let heartache, heartbreak ( my heart break) take over me. 

No one to understand because it’s all special to only me.

We were together everyday & no one could take you away.

I never imagined my worth on this earth,

Until the day that I gave birth. 

Labor pains 9 years later

I feel them everyday

Praying for you & your delivery. 

So much pain, but oh what joy!

Nothing to lose, so much to gain

“It’s a boy!”

Heaven changed the rules and my life the day

God gave me such a victory to claim

A life to celebrate

I can look at you all day & still can’t believe

The miracle in my eyes breathing freely*

Walking around 

Here, sharing life with me. 

I’ll never know why God chose you, chose me.

Wanting their ways to make me hateful

If only to count one blessing, I stay grateful

So thankful for what the power of love can do. 

Graceful, prayerful 

You’re my heart

Home is with you. 

Where would I be without God?

I step outside of myself & look at you

I see, this little boy needs his mom. 

I’m your mom!

If anyone knows I don’t take that for granted or lightly

Is our God. 

When I’m alone, I’m alone. 

You’re all I’ve got

You’re little, but you’re a lot!

You’re my hero, you saved my life.

If you were a superhero, 

You would be named

Mighty & God- favored super Caleb. 

Deserving of happiness, of Joy

Deserving of everything good, every toy, and everything  you could ever dream of. 

My wonder boy, my heart, my angel, my first love
β€οΈπŸ‘ΈπŸ½πŸ‘¦πŸΎ

Music From The MenΒ 

2 May

Some musical inspiration on my playlists from the guys! πŸ‘‚πŸ½πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ

There is nothing like good music! 

If I hosted a ladies event, these would be some of the men that I would have singing to us.  πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏽

#i❀️🎢