This is ME

Helping myself and others become stronger each day!

My journey started because I wanted to be healthy and live longer.

Now, it is more about LIVING!!!.

CHERISH YOURSELF

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YOU are stronger than you realize!

Through time, I have found that the only limitations we have are the ones we put on ourselves.

Live life by DESIGN... not by default.

I have found my purpose and passion! That is continuously learning and then teaching others how to become the best versions of themselves.!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


THIS QUOTE SPEAKS VOLUME TO ME!

SO much that I had to share! 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Solar System Room Painting

This is my son's room that I enjoyed spray painting!
When he said he wanted a solar system themed room, I thought it would be SUPER SIMPLE and I would just buy the already made stick-ons and some glow-in-the-dark star stickers! 
How easy would that be?! Then I started looking into the prices of the planet stickers, and was surprised at how expensive (and PLAIN) they all were. 

So I thought of a different option!

After watching countless spray painting tutorials on you tube, I decided to give it a try! 

I used a satin dark blue base for the wall paint, then added the planets, stars and dimension with the spray paint. I used about 14 different colors of spray paint 
and am loving how it turned out!





What do you think of the way it turned out?




Monday, January 20, 2014

Cut out the chatter of social media...

Lately, I have had MANY things on my mind about different ways to improve the quality of life for my family. There are countless things I KNOW I can do differently. Some easy to change, some not so easy...

I was thinking once again about our FAMILY PRIORITIES, which are GOD and FAMILY.

Then I realized that God, or my immediate family (husband and children), aren't really even on facebook, or social media, so WHY the heck am I spending so much time there????

This quote really hits home so I had to share:


In attempt to cut out the chatter, I tried to omit facebook from my day, and it was A LOT harder than I thought it would be. WHY???? I'm still unsure why it is such a tempting distraction. 
But I do know this, it is a true addiction that weighs heavily on my mind. I find myself less-productive because of it. I find myself interacting less with my family when I am on it. 
I check it throughout the day because I "feel like I might miss something", but how IRONIC is it that when I spend time checking it, I am MISSING the most important thing in my life... my family and precious time that can never be regained. When checking facebook, I am not 100% focused on the tasks that I once listed as a priority in my life. 

Because of this realization, I have decided to take drastic measures and CUT OUT FACEBOOK! I will limit myself to ONE HOUR per week to check messages and any important updates. To cut out temptation, I must delete the facebook app from my phone. 

Now, please note that I am NOT saying this to prove anything to anyone but myself and my family. I am not saying everyone should do this, I am just sharing WHY I must do this for myself. 

Social media has connected me with countless others that have inspired me, uplifted me, made me smile, let me know I am not alone in the struggle of motherhood and housekeeping, and it gives me a sense of relaxation when I take a break to "check" my news feed. But it seriously has become a problem, and I feel I must do this before my children get any older and before any more time is wasted. 

I am also making it a goal to get my home in complete order so that I can finally feel at peace within the walls of my own home. I want that same thing for my children, and MUST teach them not just with words, but with ACTIONS/

The things I want for my family are;
LOVE for one another at all times.
RESPECT for one another and each other's property.
QUALITY TIME spent together to be meaningful and memorable. 
ORGANIZATION in our home to avoid confusion and stress.
HAPPY memories and traditions being made.
TRUST between one another so we feel comfortable sharing secrets.
TEACHING moments in our home. (parents are the child's first teachers).
FAMILY HOME EVENING at least once a week.
Daily SCRIPTURE STUDY to learn the words of God.
NO BULLYING within the home, so children learn confidence and self-respect.
MANNERS among everyone.
Individual RESPONSIBILITIES to teach follow-through with tasks. 

Let me know if Facebook can help with ANY of these family goals ;)

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