It's about me Friday

11.28.2014

Ok so today across the U.S. some and some not are taking part in Black Friday.  A day full of shopping and bargain hunting.  Some even stand in lines hours before the store opens to get the best price on whatever is on there holiday list. 

Me personally have never partaken in these events, but I've heard stories. And some people should be ashamed for acting that way.  For me over the last few years Black Friday has been me in front of the computer picking up a few things that I've been wanting and putting off, for no other reason than having more important things to do with my money.  So when Black Friday comes around it's all about me, most of the time.  And this year was no different and I wanted to share what I swooped up.

http://puffcuffhairclamp.com

First up is the Puff Cuff.  I'm at the point now that I can't even wear a puff.  All the usual methods of achieving a puff just don't work for me anymore.  So hopefully the Puff Cuff changes that and I'm able to rock my puffs again. Fingers crossed.


Next up, it's not only about spending money on myself but also investing in my vision and dreams.  I've been dabbling in my own business for a while now.  And I've made up my mind to do it seriously. So I invested in having my dream come to fruition by purchasing a consultation to get my dream on the right track.

http://www.bestillclothingco.com

Lastly, when I saw the message on this shirt I had to have it.  I'm a big believer that prayer changes things.  It also ties into something that I have up my sleeve for the blog.  So I can't wait to get this in the mail.

Well that's it. I didn't go over board. And it was fun surfing the net and going through all the sales.

Til next time


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This Very Moment & Happy Thanksgiving

11.26.2014

I had to catch myself.  It's Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for. But I've been so excited about after Thanksgiving day that I almost forgot to live in the moment. I am so thankful for my family and the simple things that are taken for granted by so many.  Things like, having food, having a roof over my head and clothes on my back, etc.  This year will soon be over and I don't want to make it a habit of not being thankful for every second, every minute, every hour, and every day that the good Lord allows me.  This is another day the Lord has allowed and I will be present in it. 

I am currently up making turkey and other things.  This is my first turkey that I'm making on my own and my fingers are crossed that it turns out ok.  I'm writing this post realizing that I haven't posted in a few days.  I'm not off course with the 30Layers30Days I just haven't been posting my thoughts here. So even though I'm very sleepy, I'm in this very moment.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Til next time

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30Days30Layers Day 17: Apologies

11.18.2014

-  DAY 17 -



What do you need to stop apologizing for?  
Your personality?
Your perspective?
Your needs?
Your boundaries?
Your dreams?
The person you love?

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For being a nice, God fearing, love to shop, non-confrontational, see the good in everyone type of woman. 



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30Days30Layers Day 16: Where You Are

11.18.2014

-  DAY 16  -



What is the best part of being where you are in your life right now, at this very minute?   All worries aside.  What is making you happy? What is going right? What simple things are you grateful for?


The best part at the very minute is being home and available to my son if he needs me.  Right know what is making me happy is focusing on what is good.  What is going right is I now see a way where I didn't before. Simple things I am grateful for are air and water.

Til next time


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30Layers30Days Day 15: Secret Indulgence

11.18.2014


-  DAY 15 -


When you want to make yourself feel better, what can you do for yourself or give yourself that no one else can give you?
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When I want to make myself feel better I find myself doing thing that I've been putting off doing for myself.  It can be something like getting my eyebrows waxed so that I feel prettier.  Or take some time alone to read a book that I've been putting off.  I'll also spend time with people in my life that make me feel good about myself.

Til next time

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30Layers30Days Day 14: Love Language

11.18.2014

-  DAY 14  -




What are your favorite ways to give and receive love?

Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
Quality Time
Physical Touch
Gift Giving
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When it comes to giving love I'm like Oprah giving away cars. lol. You get a gift, and you get a gift everybody gets a gift.  With that being said you would think that Christmas was my most favorite time of the year. Ummm nope, not at all. And maybe I'll tell you why in another post.  

Til next time

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30Layers30Days Day 13: Irregular

11.18.2014

-  DAY 13  -

Many of us have developed the habit of not expressing ourselves creatively for fear that we won't be understood.  We harbor feelings of being weird, irregular -- even unacceptable.  

Our inner critics reject us before anyone else can. So the question is, what does your mind say when you are beating yourself up?  What does your mind tell you is 'wrong' with you? 

Whatever your answer is, keep in mind that any 'irregularities' you perceive in yourself are just preferences you have that may be outside of the 'norm' -- whatever that is. They are part of what makes you, you.  These things will actually make you more powerful if you learn to love, understand and accept them.

Maybe not so funny, but when I beat myself up with words there is a voice similar to my mothers.  Although my mother is a very loving and encouraging woman, her tone of voice when you've done something wrong sticks with you. And a voice very similar is what I hear in my head. 

I feel irregular all the time and have since I was young.  My mind would tell me that I was too tall, too skinny, too quite for a girl my age.  These irregularities over the years have fallen to the wayside only to be replaced with others. But now I know better than to let them get me down.


Til next time

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Walking it out

11.14.2014


It's becoming clear to me that I don't need to know it all. The when, why or how. I just need to take those first steps, trust, and believe and everything else falls into place. And before I know it those first steps turn into more steps. And before I know it I'm not stepping timidly, but walking boldly knowing and believing.

Yes, God is good.

Til next time

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30Layers30Days Day 10: Tell All

11.10.2014

-  DAY 10 -




Does this sound like you:

You don't think you're creative.

You love to create, but you don't think you are particularly talented.

You don't want the people in your life to judge your creative vulnerability, so you hide it.  

If you were not concerned about these things and felt free to explore and express yourself freely, what would you do?   What would you create?  What story would you tell and how would you tell it?


I don't think this sounds like me.  I throw caution to the wind when I create, not caring what others may think.  The release is for me not them.


Til next time

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30days30Layers Day 9: Enough is Enough

11.10.2014

- DAY 9 -




Where do you go or what do you do to escape from the world and recharge?  What creative activities remind you of who you are and what is important to you?


It may sound corny but I just read. I read about someone else's life that is nothing like my own and from a place that I've never been.  I paint or make up a short story to remind myself of who I am and what is important to me.  Some time I share them with you all. Check out my creative mind post.

Til next time

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30Layers30Days Day 8: Inner World

11.10.2014

- DAY 8 -


To what extent do you find yourself preoccupied with your own thoughts and challenged to share your inner world with others?  Also, how do you preserve your need for solitude and still make room for the people you love?

I may give a glimpse, but if I gave away to much where would I go when I want to be alone.

Til next time

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30Layers30Days DAY 7: SAPIOSEXUAL

11.07.2014

- DAY 7 -

Sapiosexual: One who is attracted to or aroused by intelligence in others.


What non-physical qualities are most attractive to you?  I'm not just talking about sexual attraction.  In general, what qualities do you notice in others that draw you in and attract you to that person?

Humorous - Non judgmental - Caring - Honest - Inspiring - Supportive - Creative - Genuine - Strong



Til next time

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30Layers30Days DAY 6: SMOTHERED

11.07.2014

- DAY 6 -

Our lives are full of demands.

We are often more occupied with what other people need from us and what we are expected to do, than we are with what we need for ourselves -- to the extent that we feel guilty for taking time and energy for ourselves. 

What people and things are making it hard for you to breathe right now?


Wow! As far as people, I believe myself. I'm smothering myself.  I have so much time to myself during the day and most of the time is spent alone.  Wow! I often feel overwhelmed with my thoughts and dreams for myself and family, and doing everything I know to bring my dreams to reality.

I keep saying wow because it's like I just had an epiphany, wow.  As far as things, I believe it's my trying to stay busy. But there is so much that I would like to accomplish that I'm not accomplishing much at all, due to my lack of organizing.  It's clear that some things need to change.

Til next time

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30Days30Layers Challenge Day 5: Listen To Me

11.05.2014

- DAY 5 -


If you normally struggle to speak your mind, what kind of things motivate you to speak up?  What makes your inhibitions go out the window and your truth come pouring out?

If you don't normally struggle with speaking your mind, what kind of things cause you to clam up and hold your feelings in? 

By nature I'm a quiet soul and I tend to hold a lot inside.  When I'm most confident that what I have to say is useful and needed I say it. Although some time I've held on to it for so long that I can't hold it inside anymore and it just comes out however it may. 

Til next time
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30Days30Layers Challenge Day 4: Super SuperPowers

11.04.2014

- DAY 4 -



When viewed with love and courage, the things that we feel the most self-conscious about are often our greatest strengths.
 

What superpowers are you hiding?

WHAT SUPERPOWERS ARE YOU HIDING?  I've been thinking about this all day since she posted it earlier.  And I'm coming up blank. I got nothing for you. And I don't know if that is a good or bad thing. Maybe I'm not digging deep enough, but there is nothing that I'm self-conscious about that I see as a strength.  I could say my voice. I don't talk a lot but when I do it seems that I capture others attention. Other than that I got nothing.


How about you all do you have any superpowers that your hiding?

Til next time
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30Layers30Days Challenge Day 2

11.02.2014

- DAY 2 I Want- 


I want to be a voice for

____________.


I want to be a creator of

____________.


I want to be invested in

____________.


I want to be a representation of 

____________.


I WANT  TO BE A VOICE FOR
my heart. Authentic and truthful.

I WANT TO BE A CREATOR OF
a beautiful inside out confident woman that is me.

I WANT TO BE INVESTED IN
being all that I am called to be.

I WANT TO BE A REPRESENTATION OF
what my maker had in mind as he formed me in my mothers womb.



Til next time

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#30Layers30Days November challenge Day 1

11.01.2014

This month I will be participating in GG Renee's challenge. Her blog is All The Many Layers and she is awesome! There is more than one way to participate so I may choose to post here some days and some days not. Just thought it would be fun to dig a little deeper into myself, so here is day one.

- DAY 1 I AM -

I am moving away from
 ____________.


I am moving against
  ____________.  


I am moving with 
 ____________.

I am moving toward 
 ____________.




I AM MOVING AWAY FROM 
being comfortable. I'm ready to shake things up and move forward in a positive light.

I AM MOVING AGAINST
fear.  If it scares me I will do it afraid.

I AM MOVING WITH
an open mind. Everything isn't as it seems.

I AM MOVING TOWARD
being. I am here to live so just getting by is off the table.



Til next time
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