Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Face The Fear and Do it Anyway...."

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Stepping out it faith can be a real challenge but then someone or something will remind you that putting your faith and trust in God will always lead you to the right path. I attended a workshop today for Mary Kay consultants and was very inspired by all the speeches and lessons. One quote that really challenged me today was "Face the fear and do it anyway" and then I read this devotional in my email today when I got home. Talk about great timing!

I have been struggling with confidence issues with many aspects in my life lately. It has been a roller coaster of emotions lately but I am constantly reminded that I need to walk in faith. I feel the direction that I need my life to go in. I know that the hand of God is guiding me for greater things in my life, I just need to get over the fear. It is a state of mind and I can't let it hold me back or handicap me because “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13:

I created my first goal poster today. I had Julia help me cut out some pictures of specific goals I want to achieve. She had fun helping me and she is working on her on goal poster. The goal poster will help me to visually keep my eyes looking at what I can and will attain if I put in the work that I need to do. I have to stop letting myself get overwhelmed and just do it!

I have also been reading David Tyree's new book, "More Than Just a Catch" and his faith in God has been so inspiring. I can't wait to finish the book so I can post more about it. His testimony is a good example of trusting in God's promises.

So keep remembering that whether it's spiritually, personally or professionally, do not let a negative state of mind handicap you! As one of the ladies at the workshop said today, "God didn't have time to make a nobody, only a somebody!!! "

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Last night I was baptised! It was an amazing experience and I cannot find the words to express the peace that came over me afterwards!!! God is so amazing and I felt completely wrapped in His love and still do. 

Please watch the following video "Pray" by Mary Alessi. Now more than ever we need to turn to God in prayer. For our children, the economy, the election, our leaders, our nation... the list goes on and on!!! I hope this video is a blessing to everyone that views it :) 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008

Yesterday was the 1st day of fall. So what better time to start a list of books that I want to read and actually set a goal to read them this Fall! Before mommyhood, I was able to finish a book in a day or two and I was constantly reading! I miss having that time to delve into a great book and I'm hoping committing to this list will help me make time for reading again.  
So here is my list:


My Mom had lent me this book and I never got to finish it! From what I have read so far it is a great and inspiring book.

More Than Just The Catch by David Tyree

I'm a big fan of David Tyree and the NY Giants and can't wait to read this book. I have a previous post about this particular book.

                   The Man Who Loved Women by Dorothy Valcarcel 
I receive daily devotionals in my e-mail from this author and can't wait to read this book about the 18 women in the New Testament!
This book is written by the founder of the Women for Hire website. I am     always exploring different work from home options and am interested to see what this book has to offer in terms of advice and tips.


This is a retelling of the book of Hosea in the Bible. I have been interested in reading this book for awhile and finally ordered it. My cousin said it's a great book! 
I have been a fan of Linda Nieves-Powell for a long time. I love reading Latina Chic-Lit so this is a must read for me! 
                       Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson (books 1-7) 
                       I just found out about these books while doing a search for books to  read. Sounds like an interesting concept and it's a series of books so if I get hooked  there are plenty of books to read and add to my list!

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett I have never read this classic book! Julia just got it as a birthday gift from a friend of ours. I'm going to finally read it once Julia is finished. She is very excited about this book. It came with a key necklace which she loves to wear. 

So what is on your list????  Check out Callapidder Days  to join in on the fun! 

100 Day Challenge

Be inspired: join the 100-Day Challenge!

I am joining this challenge that I found here. Today marks the last 100 days of the year and I am making a list of goals to complete by the end of the year!

100-Day Challenge Goal List:

1. Lose 15 pounds by New Year's Eve
2. Exercise everyday!
3.Write for at least 15 minutes a day
4. Make 3-5 calls a day for my Mary Kay business
5. Give out 5 business cards each time I go out
6. Sign up for the next session of CL 101 classes at my church to qualify for membership
7. Get organized!
8. Read all books in my Fall into Reading 2008 List
9. Study for NYS Teacher's certification test

Taking it Off Together Tuesday #14

After last week's 3 pound gain, I am back to maintaining. I thought I would have another gain this week because we went to a birthday party this weekend and there was so much food! I tried not to overeat and think I did pretty good! 

Below is the official Taking it Off Together Tuesday report from Leigh:
Last week we contunued the contest where everyone who reported a LOSS had their name added to a drawing for a lot of 100 Mary Kay samples! The names of this week's "losers" were dropped into a coffee cup and this week's WINNER is">Danielle>!
This week our contest is sponsored by Ciara who writes the">Life With Hashi-Thyroid Blog! She is offering a hand made bracelet as a prize this week!
And check it out! We had an over all loss again this week (barely, but it's still a loss)! Congrats to">Clara> for being this week's biggest loser of 2.5 pounds!! Be sure to cruise over to her blog and congratulate her!">Chris> - 1 loss">Tammy> - 1 gain">Life With Hashi-Thyroid Blog - 1 loss">Grace> - 2.2 gain">Leigh> - 1 gain">Clara> - 2.5 loss">Dette> - no change">Julie> - 1.4 gain">Cheryl</a> - no report">Audrey> - 2.4 loss">Christy> - 3.2 gain">Tina> - no report">Danielle - 2 loss">Jessie - no change">Steph - no report
This week's total - 0.1 LOSS!

Handbag Planet Giveaway- 24 bags in 24 hours!

I found this cool contest through Mom Unplugged:

It's from Handbag Planet and they are giving away 24 bags in 24 hrs! Check it out!

Monday, September 22, 2008

International Curly Day

For a long time I had a hate/hate relationship with my curly hair! Until I was 9 years old my hair was pin straight and then puberty hit and my straight hair became a mass of curls and frizz. The frizz came about because I had no clue how to fix my curly locks. For years I fought with my ringlets and it was usually a losing battle. Then I found a cool website for those blessed with curls- This website has great tips on how to take care of your curly hair. Product recommendations, the best ways to cut and style your curls and how to indentify your curl type and learn how to care for the type of curl you have are all things that I learned on this site. Because of I learned to embrace and love my curls. Instead of feeling cursed I felt blessed!I learned how to "plop", no poo, condish wash and other funky terms the curlies on the forums used for their tricks to perfect their curls. I found out about Lorraine Massey of Devanchan Salon and got her book full of great tips and hair recipes! I even went to a salon in Brooklyn that were curly specialists and got a great cut and color!  I got so many compliments after I started using the tips I had learned from this site! 

My curls throughout the years... 
This great website is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary! They have branded today as International Curly Day! Please stop by and take a look at what they have to offer! They have a great top ten list of ways to celebrate this day!
My curly family:

Frizz Forecast

Naturally Curly News

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