Monday, April 7, 2014

balancing it all.

It's hard to believe it has been almost one year since my last post. I'm a busy girl, what can I say?

I am currently enjoying the best of both worlds. I'm a sahm 4 days of the week and a hairstylist/salon manager 3 days a week. I love being home with my girls and I also love my non mommy mode time at the salon. I'm also involved in bible study and teach Sunday school and mission friends at our church. I have two side businesses,  photography and event styling. I cook, I clean, I run, I shop, and I blow up social media. Oh, and somewhere in all of that I'm a a busy marine reservist with a full time job, both of which keep him away from home a lot. Like I said, I'm a busy girl.

Am I complaining? Not at all. Am I overwhelmed? Absolutely.

My current goal in life is to figure out how to balance it all. I know that God did not bless me with my beautiful family, the opportunity to stay home with my girls, a job I love,  all of these wonderful talents and the activities we are involved in, for me to be over whelmed. He was me to enjoy it! To be honest that is hard for me some times. I become focused on myself and wonder when I'm going to get to take a relaxing bubble bath or  have 5 minutes of silen. When is someone going to do something for me? When do I get a girls night out or a date night like everyone else on instagram? WHAT ABOUT MEEEEE?!

What about me? Im living the dream. What else could I expect God to bless me with? I have everything I need. Everything I don't deserve. So I am taking the focus off of what I think I need and putting it on what I have. Not worrying about what I want to do but be present in what I'm doing now.

I know I'm not the only one who struggles with contentment. What do you do when you get overwhelemed with having too much to do and are still wanting more?

I will be spending time in prayer and meditation asking God to help me focus. I will post notes, quotes, scripture,  and reminders around my house and in my appointment book to keep me on track.

Share any tips you use to keep yourself focused

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Your body, Your temple.

I'm on a journey to be healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually. I haven't been super successful so far but I am trying. When you are working toward a big change, at some points, all that matters is that your not giving up.

I have been reading my bible and trying to work on my relationship with The Lord. I recently read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit that is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body."

Wow. I have been a Christian my whole life. I was saved at a young age, grew up in church. I was raised by Godly parents. My dad is the chairman of the deacons and Sunday school director and my mom taught Sunday school and was the women on mission director. I have done many bible studies, listened to hundreds of sermons, and even read this verse a million times. Never did it sink in until now.

I have a new perspective.
My body is a temple. The Holy Spirit lives in my temple. My temple does not belong to me, it belongs to The Lord. I am to glorify The Lord through my temple.

Is that fatty, greasy food I just ate glorifying The Lord? Is it helping nourish my temple so that I am strong, confident, and ready to serve The Lord in whatever He may call me to do? Is it pleasing to The Lord that I am over weight and unhealthy? No. I am destroying my temple with my bad choices.

My new motivation is the thought of what amazing things God can use me for if I prepare my temple. What wonderful things can come from the strength and confidence I will gain? The possibilities are endless!

Monday, April 22, 2013

25 again

Today is my birthday. I am 25, again. Yes, again. I refuse to be over 25 for at least the next 10 years, then I guess I'll be 29 for a while.

This really is the best birthday I have ever had. I haven't done anything exciting, or received any amazing gifts. I just feel good. I feel complete. I have an amazing husband who loves me so so much. He doesn't mind my flaws and accepts me for exactly who I am. I have two beautiful, smart, healthy little girls who make me the happiest mommy in the world. My parents are so supportive and are great grandparents. I have a job I love, good friends, good family, good everything. I feel that I am right where God wants me to be. So, being 25 for the second time isn't so bad...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Don't blame it on ya mama! -a lil rant.

"Everybody in this place has a story...Your momma and your daddy gave you life. That is all they were supposed to do. No matter how good or how bad the life is... It is up to you to make something of it!"-Madea

You cannot change who your parents are or how they raised you. But you can choose who you are going to be. YOU are responsible for living YOUR life. You must take responsibility for YOUR choices and actions and accept whatever consequences may go with the decisions you make.

I am so tired of adults blaming their choices and actions on not having a perfect family. - you are not a victim unless you choose to be.

Friday, March 15, 2013


I have had several health problems lately. Not taking care of myself or getting the rest I need is catching up with me and Im feeling like crap. I have been to specialist and had test done but no answers. I'm tired of it...

So I have decided to try a diy cleanse/detox this weekend. I don't have a structured plan or diet, just gonna wing it! I did at least do a little research and did a little picking and choosing from what i read. I decided to go with a salt water and lemon juice cleanse with raw foods.

As soon as I woke up I had 33oz water with 2tbs lemon and 1tbs salt. Ran. Now I'm working on another 33oz water with 2tbs lemon. I will continue downing the lemon water throughout the day and only eat raw fruits and veggies. No dairy, no meat, no nothin!

So... Ill let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

About me...

1. I love Jesus.
2. I like to talk. A lot.
3. You know on American Idol auditions when the person starts singing and your like this is a joke, right!? And the judges send them out and they are dead serious ..saying "this is my dream, Simon don't know real talent!" .... Yeah that's me. I.can.not.sing! But I love to!
4. I hate laundry. To the point that until last week I had a mountain of laundry hid in my spare bathroom so I wouldn't have to fold it..
5. My husband thinks I'm the most obnoxious person ever.
7. I judge people based on what their hair looks like... Don't act like you don't do it!
8. I enjoy making fun of people way more than I should..
9. As you can tell by #'s 7 and 8 I'm kinda mean,.
10. I truly have the best of both worlds. I make my own work schedule so I'm able to stay home with my babies! I'm so blessed to have that opportunity.
11. I LOVE my job! I'm a hairdresser of 7 1/2 years and I have loved every second of it! It's a surprisingly stressful job but very rewarding.
12. I'm addicted to sugar and sundrop,
- it's bad...
13. My husband is the best dad ever. Seriously. He is amazing with my girls. He may not be the best husband but I absolutely adore him.
14. I'm so cheap that I will figure out how to make anything if I think it cost too much to buy it.
15. I'm super artsy-craftsy but I never finish what I start making. - I refinished end tables 4 years ago and they still don't have a sealant on them but they look super cute!
16. I'm brutally honest. You don't even have to ask for my opinion..Ill just let ya know how I feel!
17. I don't have a lot of friends, but I'm ok with that. I'd rather have a few real friends than a lot of fake ones!
18. I don't know what I would do without my iPhone. I use it for everything.
19. I literally lay in the bed at night and stare down the hallway expecting to see an axe murderer. Then I play out in my head what Im going to do if there really is a murderer in my house one day.
20. I enjoy reading blogs and realizing that I'm not the only one struggling with weight loss, or trying to raise a toddler, or whatever else may be going on. -some of the things I read just make me feel better about myself in general!

And here's my hair and me and my hubby :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Finish The Sentence- Link Up


This is my first link up! I'm kind of starting to get the hang of this blogging thing!

1. People always tell me...I look like Miley Cyrus -ughhh no I do not! And even if I did, I'm older than her so SHE looks like ME! I also get told I talk country and everyone tells me how cute my hair is! :) I'm a hairdresser so yeah... I have super cute hair.

2. In the movie based on my life...Would be a comedy. It's always something with me!

3. Typically, I end up regretting.... Eating things I shouldn't, not finishing what I started, not going out when I have the chance.

4. I always ask to leave off the..... Mayo! Idk why fast food places insist on putting a giant gob on mayo on my sandwich! I have to waste at least 2 fries to scrape it off!

5. Kim and Kanye...I really hate to love Kim! I'm amused by her being famous for nothing. And Kanye... He musta climbed off one of them "star ships" Niki Manaj came on.

6. My parents always reminded me... "Remember whose you are" meaning remember I'm a child of God and behave like one. If dove me nuts bc my mom always said it before I went out with friends.. Like a super annoying guilt trip that would stop me from doing anything bad.

7. Every single day I... Go to bed thinking I'm going to be so much more organize and eat so much better and work out more and be a better mom and be a better wife and work harder and do everything so much better the next day.

8. This one time in college...nothing... I didn't go to college :( p

9. My grossest habit is..... Picking my kids nose! I have convinced her that there is a worm up her nose and if she sticks her finger up there it will bite her! So she doesn't pick her nose - best thing ever! So she always has big gross boogers and I can't stand not picking them! Gross I know.

10. My latest white lie was...probably something to try to convince my two year old to sit still and smile while having our pictures taken today.. Totally wasted a lie bc nothing worked!

11. I know all the words I shouldn't know all the words to! Like the Fresh Prince song.. In west Philadelphia born and raised on the playground is where I spent most of my days ......

12. When I grow up...I want to be a better person. I'm already a wife and mother. I have the job I always wanted.. I just want to be better every year.

13. Sexy time is... Ha! Sexy time only exist if we're lucky enough to get both kids asleep at a normal time.

14. I will never, ever...not color my hair.

15. I think it's hilarious... to hide things from my husband.. Him not so much!