Sunday, July 17, 2016


Good afternoon my Loves!! How many of you got to see the Tony Robbins documentary on Netflix called I am not your Guru last night???

If you haven't it's a must watch for you!! I will not spoil it for you my loves as you deserve to fully experience what Tony Robbins is offering through the lens of Joe Berringer. I was not only Captivated, I was emotionally connected and lastly, Super Inspired!!

In my humble opinion his wisdom and genuine concern for humanity is exactly what we need to quench our thirst not just for Spiritual knowledge, Transformation and self imposed barrier removal, it will satiate you on many other levels as well!!  

I am confident that at the very least, you will feel a renewed sense of hope, knowing that you are not alone.  That there are many others that struggle, even more so in this present day where there is so much going on around us.  I am not your guru, is truly worth two hours of your time for it is time well invested.

I would love to know what your thoughts were regarding the movie?  Be Blessed my Loves and Stay hopeful!!  Help in on the way!

Enjoy your weekend my loves..
Enjoy watching this Modest Act of Consciousness

Saturday, July 9, 2016

My Loves...
I am finding it so hard to come up with some kind of encouragement to try to do my part to add some form of silver linning to your day based on the very recent events.

My heart is indeed heavy as I am sure many of yours is.

Whether it be by direct association, or by witnessing the events that continue to transpire before our eyes. How can you NOT Be Sad, Angry, Devastated as the parent, child, spouse, sibling, loved one or friend of someone whom you just learned will NOT be coming home due to an Act of senseless violence?  

The Truth is, No matter the Circumstance, WE ALL Suffer as a Nation!

No matter the how many barriers we all try to erect the walls WE promise to build... WE Are all ONE and tethered by the same line.. 
A LIFE Line!!!

We are not links, we are one line which for a moment due to a significant experience can be severed. We are then either fused back together by Love or Hate. 

There is no more gray area my loves.

All I can tell you is that When there is 
Enough Love.. hate has no choice but to 
whither away.......

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The more I ponder about this idea of Modest Acts of Consciousness, I am moved by the magnitude of the Act. The reason why I call them Modest, is because unlike many who are out there vying for the attention of the Universe via social media, branding and television, you find heroes such as Narayanan Krishnan who was moved to completely transform his life (a life of being born into privilege) and serve the most vulnerable of people within his hometown.  

For Narayanan this was a huge sacrifice, as he gave up his social status aka Caste as what he was doing (feeding and caring for the homeless and vulnerable) was an act that was frowned upon.  

I encourage you to watch this video, as it is truly moving. 
The tenderness and compassion that he exhibits is so genuine and well received by those that he cares for.  As you watch the video, please listen closely to his voice and how he expresses the dire need of the people of his community and what moved him to discover his purpose.  The discovery of his purpose is what triggered his:

Modest Act of Consciousness.  

Check out the video link below.  I am confident that you will be moved just as I am by this love, compassion and kindness.  Please let me know what you think?  How can you help the disadvantaged in your community?

Thank You Narayanan Krishnan!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

It's been such an eventful week.  Lots of downs but through the course of mourning so many lives lost at the Pulse night club, there has also been many ups!  Just when you think that society has lost it's sense of compassion, The World has not only collectively expressed, it has also witnessed 
Modest Acts of Consciousness.

As the world continues to mourn the loss of 49 innocent lives lost, the world also has come together to show those who think that they have won due to their acts of terror, just how 
UNITED the world truly is!!  
My prayer is that we continue on this journey of collective compassion.  
That we are not mobilized, nor motivated by tragedy.  
That we continue to think outside the box, to look out for one another, as that is what it will take to see our society through.

My continued prayers to the Families of the 49 lost and those who survived the unfortunate event.  May you find strength and comfort from the Love that the World has Cast Upon you during your time of grief and recovery.

May God Bless us All


Friday, June 10, 2016

I have taken a fairly long hiatus from Blogging for the sake of trying to reconnect with my authentic self.  I have to tell you, this is not an easy task as I have learned there are so many layers to me that I have no idea where to begin?  Have you ever been there?  So lost within yourself that any inner compass you have left just seems to keep on spinning and spinning?  If the answer is "Yes" then not only do I warmly welcome you to my world, I invite you to get comfy and stay a while!  We may just inspire each other, and truthfully that is okay with me!  

What I am painfully learning on this Journey.....

I am learning just how much the world is starving for attention and will do just about anything for it.  This is something that is very sad to me.  Because while in one hand, I can truly appreciate the practicality of a good "USEFUL" viral video, I am repulsed by the ones that are dumbing down society and are not only adulated, they are well compensated.

So the burning question now lies.... 
How do we return to the basics???
How do we return to that place in time when Humans interacted with each other without a phone, a computer or a video game in their hands???  Call me old fashioned, call me traditional,, All I can say is that I MISS Humans!!!

My goal is to enlighten, not to frustrate, nor command you into radical change for all I am doing is thinking out loud and inviting you to Lovingly partake in my thoughts without ridicule or judgement 
in hopes of a cure.  
A societal cure would be nice, but I am happy with.... 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Slow and Steady wins the Race!! Well that's what my Chick told me :)

A wise 7 year old little person once said to me when I was driving a bit faster than I should have to church one day "Slow and Steady wins the race"(Aesop) momma (chick)!"  Of course, I immediately slowed down in part due to shock from the wisdom that came from "out of the mouth of a babe"(Psalm 8:2) for sure , and because she was right.  Most importantly I have now started hearing voices in my head... little ones repeating the same little quote I guess to remind me to slow down and savor this impending victory that I have set a course out for.  But WOW how SLOW it has been.  It is all my fault, I cannot blame anyone for my delay in progression.  So the lesson of accountability has begun.

I cannot say that all has been lost, I did start walking, noooo it has not been daily but in my mind I do walk daily.  The times that I have walked have brought me great pleasure.  The more I think about the events or lack there of, I realize that a lot has to do with me being so disorganized.  I don't know where it began, but I do want to know where it is going to END!  So little by little I have begun clearing a lot of things away.  One of the things that I have done, is start letting go of the past.  For those of you who recall one of my earlier posts Self Disclosure of a Love in MIND, .  That post was very real and life changing.  After I wrote that post in many ways I began to live again, and at the same time see things from a different perspective.  One of the things I realized is that I was keeping things that in essence were like bricks that continuously held me down.  For example despite having let my Love go for this individual was a major step, but after finding a letter that I had once written to him, I realized that the process of elimination was not yet complete.  The good that did come out of it is that throughout the years when I would stumble upon the letter, I would sit and read it and of course allow it to depress me.  This time without any hesitation of any sort I ripped the letter up and threw it out.  What an Empowering Act of recovery!  The best part of it all was that there was no sign of regret for doing it only joy.  Now I am not going to lie, he does run across my mind from time to time, but I quickly dismiss the thought with love knowing that it no longer serves me a purpose to constantly reminisce about things that are long gone. 

I may ruffle a few feathers here who believe in the school of journaling, but I find that these are bricks that form and become weights of your past on paper.  Like my never delivered love letter, a journal is just a reminder of the pain that one has now trapped for later revision.  Don't get me wrong though, when I journaled about some of the strange dreams I had in the past and when I would come across those journals, I was quite surprised to see how some of the dreams that I had in some way or another manifested.  So I guess (for me that is) I now choose to journal about positive things vs. the negative.  I no longer want to dwell on my past hurts, I want to Keep it Positive and most importantly keep it Grateful!!  Since I have a different approach towards journaling my gratitude I find that wonderful things have been happening.  I cannot explain it other than internally I feel my spirit shifting and I feel more at peace.  One major reason is because I have made my focus to be God centered.  You can center it on what makes your feel good, I have just chosen to center my attention around God.

I guess the lesson that I have to share today is to start freeing yourself!  Start running with the wind instead of against it for it will always slow you down when you do.  Personally I find that I have often tried going against the grain and took pride in doing so, yet lately I have realized that not matter how you run toward the wave, it will always knock you down or cause you to duck and cover.  Embrace what is NOW and LET GO of what was.................

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Wheels have started Rolling

Less than 12 hours away from 1 week into the new year and I ask myself "what have I done so far"? Truth be told, I have started taking steps towards achieving my goals for this year. I am so excited yet I feel that my ADHD has kicked into overdrive because I am trying to start all of them at once. So with this being said, the biggest challenge to date will learn to be how to be patient, take one step at a time and trust in God that everything will come in it's right time. But so far these are my goals and what I have started: Wanna See??
My Goals for 2012
Conscious Spiritual: Understanding/ Getting closer to God
Getting Fit: Mind/Body/Soul and Finances in order
Start my Business: For years I have wanted to start my own Profitable, Successful Adult Care Business.
Making Space: Removing all of the muck letting go of the Emotional Luggage
I've been led to my Dream Home Now I must Get it!!
(this one is going to be really fun!! I can't wait to see what happens)
Take to a Whole other Level..
Popular, Profitable and Household name (in a Good Way for Sure!!)
Love: Finally finding a good one, letting him in and Never letting him go!
Meet Marc Antoine, Rebeca Vega-Felipe, Jack Canfield, Oprah, Jerry and Esther Hicks. (More to Come)
Oh yeah and the most Fun one of them All....
Becoming a Contestant on Family Feud!!!

Okay so now, I have laid the foundation down and with this now in mind I can get ready to Rock for the New Year!

First and foremost, I want to thank you for coming and visiting my Blog. I truly hope and pray with all of my heart that you are in some way touched by my words. I don't want to sound all wishey washy but you know what I mean. Therefore, I look forward to us having some fun. Please make sure that you send me pictures of yourself doing what you are setting out to do this year and I promise to post them. I also want you to send me updated on your progress. I want to make sure that you get the Praise that You deserve!
So in Week on of this New Year, I have started walking. Walking for me right now, is the best form of exercise, one my endurance improves I will incorporate other forms of exercise. I have also started eating more salads which has always been a challenge for me as I have not really cared for veggies all that much in the past.
Along with exercising my body, I have also started exercising my mind. One of my favorite topics is the Law of Attraction. To me this is very fascinating. The ability to set an intention into the Universe and see one's desires manifest is incredible. All things are Possible through God!
I really don't like to read, but I will make an exception for him. This week I have been reading one of his books that purchased on Itunes called Wow I love my IPhone!
"The Key to Living the Law of Attraction"
I love what he says in this book. For those of you who have seen the movie the Secret by Rhonda Byrn, you will recognize some of things that he says as they were also featured in the movie. One of the most important things that I am taking away from his book is how we say things. There are power in words for sure and we must be careful what we say and how we say it. As a single mother, I realized that one of the things that I had found myself saying to my daughter is that I cannot get her this or that because "we cannot afford it" Wow... bad, bad, bad... By saying those 4 words, we I was setting myself up for potential ongoing lack of abundance. Therefore now I try to find other ways of saying things that have positive undertones vs. things that carry negative energy. Trust me, read the book and you will see what I mean. Case in point: until the last few days, I would walk into my daughter's room in utter disgust and demand that she cleaned her room because it looked like a pig stye. What I now say to her is "I love when you straighten up your room, it looks so nice in here and you do such a great job". If I had only done this sooner, day before yesterday, she said to me I am going to clean up my room. I said okay sure that would be great. Not really thinking that she took what I had said to heart. Crash, Boom, Bang!! I was so tempted to go look, but I told myself I would wait until she was ready. Sure enough, she called me when I was ready. I went into her room; the vibration of the sense of accomplishment could be felt in the room. I was so happy to see what my little girl had done. More than I had expected. As a result of my reaction, and the re organization of my thoughts and words, my little girl responded in ways that I was not anticipating. The best part is that ever since, she has been keeping her room clean. Perhaps you might think this is small, but part of the law of attraction, is to see the beauty in the smallest of things. One of the major actions that Mr. Canfield suggests is the having the "Attitude of Gratitude".
I like to take it a step further, Just be Mindful and be Thankful!
Just start off right there. Keep in mind all that is around you, and be Thankful for where you are at that very minute. This very act alone sets the tone for things yet to come.
Below is the book that I am reading now. Mind you, I am not getting paid to put his link on my page, I am just doing it because I simply think it’s a great guide to get you up and running for the New Year!
Hope to hear from you soon!
God Bless!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Put Your Money Where Your MIND is!!

Want to be Rich?

You MUST think Rich!

In your mind, You must See yourself Rich!

These are the teachings of the Law of Attraction.  There is a vast amount of information out there written by Authors who not only talk about the Law of Attraction, but they Live it and teach it! Some of my very favorite ones are Jack Canfield, Esther and Jerry Hicks, Bob Proctor, Joe Vitali, Dr. John Di Martini, W. Clemment Stone, Napoleon Hill,  Dr. Michael Beckwith, James Arthur Ray,
Rhonda Byrn who made the movie the Secret which I remember seeing for the first time on the Oprah Winfrey Show several years ago. 
As a matter of fact, several of the authors that I mentioned above are featured in the Secret.  I am just scratching the surface here, but I encourage you to look into this it if you want your life to change in ways you cannot even begin to imagine.

     For the New Year, I have decided that I am going to dedicate the entire year of 2012 to practicing the Law of Attraction. This is the first of many entries where I will share with you about what I am intending for myself, the progress and what exactly I did to make it happen. This way, if it's something that you would like to change in your life, you can just take some tips from me or any of the other far more experienced teachers of the Law of Attraction and try it for yourself.

      First off, I can tell that it is already working, because you are reading this Blog.  My intention is to create a constant, supportive and loyal reader base and the mere fact that you are still reading gives me hope! The next thing I want to do is give you a Million Dollars!!   Well not a real Million Dollars but this picture of a Million Dollars.   I suggest that if you want to try have an abundant 2012,  

Print this image of a million dollars and put it in your wallet and forget about it.  My hope and intention for you is that it will manifest itself completely.  The reason why I suggest that you forget about it once you have put it in your wallet is that I do not want you to become discouraged if it does not happen right away.  If you can be positive and trust that it may eventually come to you, then you can leave it in a place where you can look at it regularly.  As a matter of fact, I have one in several places, I have it on my desktop, in my wallet, and on my wall.  Think about what it would be like to have a million dollars, even better, just try to imagine what it would be to have more than you already do? 
Positive visualization is key here.   W. Clemment Stone once said Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” 

So start making it happen!  You can do this with any area of your life, I am just using the example of a million dollars but try it with your health, relationships, etc.  For those of you who are hearing this for the first time, start getting yourself familiarized by watching the Secret, by Rhonda Byrn.  I purchased the moved back in 2007 and recently purchased it again on ITunes so that I can watch it when and where ever I want.  Then get some of the books from the featured authors.  Stay tuned for my next chapter!!  Good Luck!  Have a Very Happy, Healthy and PROSPEROUS New Year!!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Proudly declare your In-Sanity

Just a little bit of my humor.  For those that know me, you know that I have never
 had a problem admitting that I am Crazy.  How else do you think I am this cool??
Proudly make your statment of In-Sanity today with this cool shirt!

Women's Fitted T-Shirt (dark) LaBlogalista

Everyone needs a little cazy now and then to stay sane! Check it out!!! Proudly Declare your InSanity!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Self Disclosure of a LOVE (in MIND)

First I must Thank God for allowing me to connect with this new outlet of mine.  I will not deny that at first, my intention was to blog so that I could generate some additional income to keep a roof over my head, but the more I write, the more I am discovering myself, and becoming FREE!

Enough said, lets carry on shall we?  This morning I had awakened to a movie playing on HBO called ‘Brown Sugar’ with Tae Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, and Queen Latifah.  There is not much more I can write about this movie that has not already been said, I just know that watching it this morning impacted me greatly, enough to feel that I must share what I got out as a result of the movie, and how it’s beginning to heal me.  Quite frankly, when you read it at first blush, you will think what the heck does this have to do with the movie?  I will try my best to tie it all up in a neat package for you.  Sort of like a gift to my readers, as I believe that someone who needs to read this will, and perhaps it will make an impact on YOU, the way the movie impacted me.  It’s my biggest prayer for those of you that like me, still hold on to Love no matter what the circumstance.

So as I was watching the end of the Movie when Tae’s character is speaking on the phone to Sanaa’s character while she is at HOT 97’s Radio Station in New York, promoting her book that she wrote with his character in mind, a flood of emotions came over me, thinking of how much I have longed to have someone think about me, love me and find their way to me and tell me how much they have loved me for so long.  Then my conversation started with God, it has not been very often that I have had these conversations with God where I demand to know the whys and it gets a bit heated.  As I am growing in Christ, I am learning that it is okay to get angry, it’s okay to shout and it’s okay to ask Why?

Then it came to me

For the last 12 years I have held someone prisoner in my mind and therefore in my heart.  In doing so, I was held prisoner too!  Have you ever felt that you met someone and knew you just had to have them?  Where you ever so lucky, that your desire just corresponded with the alignment of the Universe and POW!!!  The next thing you know, you share your first kiss and then I will leave you to complete the rest.  I have to keep it PG folks as I know my sister’s head is about to fall off, (as she would probably say that I am sharing too much about myself) but I need to do this for me. 
This is my way of paroling him from my heart and my mind so that I can be free to love again. 

For the past 12 years, the longest movie has played in my mind, but sadly it met with a tragic ending.  No, no one died, just the intensity of what we had once shared.  Have you ever felt that you had the one that got away?  For the last 12 years I have felt that way, but I consoled myself by keeping my cherished moments to myself constantly replaying in my mind, the way he looked, the way he carried himself, the smell of his cologne and an intoxicating confidence that just gripped me from across the room the day we met and compelled me to declare that I must have him! 
Did I conquer?  Yes, for that brief moment in time, I did.  Little did I know that the residual effects from what seemed to be such a magical time would repeatedly conquer me and any future endeavors until today.  On Facebook today, one of the teacher’s of The Secret posted this message, I knew that once I read it, God answered me and validated all that I am sharing with you now.  
This is what Bob Proctor shared and may it bring you validation as I feel that the truths that we discover we must share as someone somewhere is needing validation as well.

“Unfortunately, the vast majority of people spend their days either living in the dead past
the imagined future.
This sort of mental activity cheats a person out of the most precious time we have ...


 Give everything you have to what you are doing NOW and life will richly reward you.

Reading this again, as I cut and paste it bring a great deal of Joy to me, I wish you can see me; I am having a true OPRAH moment for sure!  No truer words have been said to me, than the words that I am seeing now (other than the bible of course), but I believe that God uses us as instruments so that we may share our lives, our truths (as we see them) so that they may heal the wounds of many as well as our own.

Saying Good Bye,

As you walk through the long corridor of my mind, and the steel doors close behind you with a thunderous clang, I see your silhouette disappear before me, freeing you, freeing me, so that I may find Love again.  I want to thank you for the lessons that you have taught me as they have served me well, but your memory no longer serves me in the present.  I will love you always and forever with all of my heart, and I pray that someday this somehow comes your way so that you accept my apology for holding you prisoner for so long in my mind.
 I release you with All of my Love G.A.S.

God Bless!  

Okay,,, I am officially Single!!

Let the Loving Begin!

This is what Liberation looks like

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Golden Box

About to make the BIGGEST pitcher of Lemonade as I see the

colorful lemons Pictures, Images and Photos

Barrels of Lemons Coming!

Relax, this is a Very Good Thing!  Remember a while ago why this blog was born, to inform you of those Lemonade Making events in my life.  Lately my heart has been beating at a rapid pace at the possibility to doing more with my life.   One might, well as a single mother who works full time and is raising a child that I must have enough on my plate already.  Well,,,,, we can always pile a little more on top!

Okay seriously, recently having a conversation with a very dear friend of mine, who like me, has a passion for healthcare and just got accepted to Nursing School, Go Cindy!  Like me, Cindy is a single mom so she knows the struggles, and like me, is determined to keep climbing the Huge mountain often put before us as single parents to create a better life for our children. 

What I have realized is that the “Huge” mountain I have been referring to is nothing but an obstacle that I have put before myself to justify a reason as to why I Could NOT, however, if Congress Woman Gabrielle Giffords (one of my Shero’s for sure!) can walk and talk again after being shot point blank in the head, why can’t I start taking baby steps towards my goals? 

After having my daughter, I spent several years licking the wounds inflicted by what I thought was circumstantial injustice when in fact, I had fallen into a potentially terminal condition called victim mentality.  Mind you, some of the things that I did experience did suck and were truly wrong, but on a whole, it too could have been things that just like the mountain I have placed before me, been moved over and left behind in the wake of my progression.  One of my favorite quotes from Joel Osteen is what drives me today and how I try to live.

"When it looks like things could not get any worse, don't give up! You don't know what God has around the corner. Put your shoulders back and boldly declare: "My time is coming. I am a victor and not a victim."
Joel Osteen

One of the biggest revelations of my life is that nothing good comes unless there is prayer.  Now I will keep it real, I am still a work progress where that is concerned but I know and HE knows where my heart is.  Now that the dust has been steadily clearing from my life, I realize that the Precious Peace that I have is because I have asked for it in prayer.  I find that many of the things that I have received have been due to prayer.  Some may refer it to as Law of Attraction and yes I do believe in the Law of Attraction.  I set the tone, the vibration, by prayer and conscious intentions to allow God in my life and he is ever present.  Looking back on many of the circumstances all I can say it is ONLY through God that I survived.

With this being said, I want to Thank all of you for your unwavering love and patience.  Especially my family who is my WORLD! We still have some work to do, but I truly hope you know how much I REALLY LOVE YOU ALL.   My daughter, who by coming into my life has saved me from the depths of my despair, sadness and potential demise.  I would also like to say a Big Thank you to those who listened when all I needed was to talk. Those to blotted the endless river of tears and those who said many, many prayers.  My Mother, who although Alzhemier’s took you away from me, it did not take the love and the lessons that you taught me, I just wish I would have listened more!  Thank You Jesus for the rocky path you put before, for it has made me stronger and more determined to Succeed.   

Finally Moving my Mountain

(This is where you come in!)

You are all about to witness some pretty important milestones in my life.  Yeah there is Facebook for that but, Facebook only allows you a certain amount of characters and twitter only allow you 145 J.  Besides this is my way of sending my message on a greater scale out into the universe!    So consider it a Bucket list if you will, I’d rather call it my Golden Box that when opened, all you see is it’s glistening radiance and inside is all of the things that I plan to achieve mixed with all of the things that I already have.

I plan to share a lot with you on this blog because I want you to be able to share with other people you know who may be walking on the same path that I have.  I guess I could write a book, but at least here you will see information in real time.  Resources, links and what ever else I can think may help the next person. 

So here is step one

I am starting to take some classes to work towards getting into Nursing School.  If you have any suggestion as to what I need to do first, please share. 
Thanks in advance for the feedback. 
God Bless!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"There but for the Grace of God, go I"

“There but for the Grace of God, go I
Dedicated to Homeless American Veterans
Homeless Vets Pictures, Images and Photos

 (John Bradford 1510-1555)

Reasons to Reflect, Give Thanks and Give of yourself!

As I child I heard this saying in the title of a disco song in 1979 by the group Machine.  At nine years all I knew that it had a funky beat and had a good repetitive hook.  However 31 years later it took a completely different significant meaning.

          This morning, while I was getting gas, on my way back to my car I saw a man holding a sign saying “Hungry and Homeless Vet”.  Wow did that ever tug on my heart strings.  My first instinct (God forgive me) was to ignore it as my inner skeptic said to me, “he’s probably not homeless, he’s a rich person in disguise just wanting more money” but my heart could not ignore the fact that perhaps it was God testing my faith in Him and in Humankind.  So I went back into the store and bought him a warm sandwich and a bottle of Tropicana OJ.  Walking over to the gentleman all different kinds of thoughts popped into my head.  Being from New York, if you did not give the homeless money at times they would curse you out.  Just the other day, a man was beaten to death when he did not give a homeless man money somewhere in the states.  So for the most part I guess my fears would have been justified.  But at this point I did not care, I was truly being led to this man.  When I approached him and handed him his breakfast, I could tell by the look on his face that he did not expect it.  In fact, he appeared a little confused.  After the initial shock his bewildered look turned into a smile of gratitude.  After that we both went our separate ways.  When I got back into my car, all I could say to myself was “There but for the Grace of God go I”.  

To take a moment and sit back and think about it, it is so true our lives are not that different of those who are homeless, possibly, just a paycheck or two ago they too may have been reaping the fruits of steady employment, a home a car etc.  

So in this season of Gratitude and Giving, the next time you see anyone homeless, Think to yourself, “There but for the Grace of God, go I” and if you dare, buy them something to eat. 

Friday is Veteran’s Day, there are a lot of homeless American Veterans out there.  I challenge you to do your Duty as a Grateful American and treat a Homeless Vet to a Meal.  While you’re at it, why not Say “Thank You for your Sacrifice”.  It’s the least we can do.    I truly hope that you take the time to read this, even better, I hope that this story moves you to Bless a Homeless Veteran if you see one.  If you do, I would love to know about it.  Please leave a comment on my blog.  If you can you please do me a favor and share this message and ask your friends to do the same?  Let’s make this a nationwide movement this Friday! You can go to your local fast food store and purchase gift cards for as little as $5.00 that can buy them a complete meal if they have a value menu.  Mc Donald’s has them, and so do several other restaurants. 

I have also included the link to the National Call Center for homeless Veterans  There is help out there, maybe they just need US to lead them to it.  Remember that it is because of THEM, that WE are SAFE!

1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)

Be Blessed Be Well!   

Lets make some Lemonade!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I Really Wish I Would Have Taken Before and After Pictures.....Loving One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner

This is my Chick!
Recently, I had purchased this product from my local Sally Beauty Supply store called One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner. So the main reason why I purchased this product was because it said Keratin, it smelled really good and for the price I figured, why not?
Once I made home, my new purchase stayed in the cabinet where all of my other impulsive purchases go until either someone comes to my house because they need something and know right where to look, or in this instance, when I became totally guilt ridden and desperate because I had over processed my daughter's hair.
Poor little girl, she already had to deal with having a tender scalp, combination hair that is primarily coarse and with very tight curls, and now dealing with her mom who wanted to save some money by trying to loosen her texture and tight curls with a do it yourself kit. While I had done this many times before, it seems that this time, I over processed it. I don't know what I did wrong, all, I know, is that by the time it was done, it looked like a unfortunate mess. It took what I recall forever that night to try to blow dry her hair and as it was so dry and brittle, I had a hard time parting it and getting the comb through it. It was even worse, trying to use the round brush on it. When I was finally done, it looked like a petrified mess. I did manage to put it in a pony tail and send her off to school the next day. While unpacking from my recent move, I came across this tall white bottle with bright green writing that said KERATIN on it. I thought to myself, well at this point from all of the things that I have heard, KERATIN is supposed to be good for damaged hair. I was at this point eager for my daughter to get home from school so that I could try it on her. Having already trashed her hair, I just thought to myself, what damage can this really do?
As soon as she came home from school, I asked her to go into the shower, she looked a little puzzled as it was before dinner and still light outside. Clearly, I had just disrupted her regular routine; however, being the good little girl that she is, she obeyed. As I began to wet her hair, I could smell that dreaded burnt smell, a combination of the product that I used and the flat iron which I tried using to make her hair look a little presentable. Most likely, I used it with the temperature way too high!
After using shampooing her hair, I applied a large amount of the One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner. The moment I put it on her hair, I could immediately feel a difference! The true test came when I was able to effortlessly pass not only a wide tooth comb, but a narrow, VERY narrow toothed comb in her hair. I was pleasantly amazed and astonished at the same time. I thought to myself, how could this product, priced perfectly for a single mom's budget, in a simple white bottle, with green bold lettering do such incredible things?" Well to my complete awe and satisfaction it did! No only did it restore her hair almost completely, it left it so shiny and manageable. I was able to blow her hair straight in record time. A total plus for a mom on the go! I even used it on my hair. Our textures are not the same, but due to color treating and over working with heat products my hair also was in dire need of repair. All I can say is that I am so very pleased with this product. So much so, I needed to let you know about it. I am so pleased with the results of just using the conditioner, that I am looking forward to trying out the rest of the line. You can find the One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner at your local Sally Beauty Supply, if you don't have one in your area you can check it out on line at 
Please follow my blog as I will be trying other products and I will let you know what I think!
God Bless and GOOD HAIR!!.
 If you're a Sally Beauty Card Member, you will also get these and other select products at a discounted price. I really hope that this independent product review helps. If you do try the product, I would really like to know what you think. Make sure you share this with your friends. They will Love You for it!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Setting up the Lemonade Stand

This something that I have been wanting to do for quite some time but not really sure how to do it.  I am really excited about this venture because I feel that putting it out into the Universe will increase the chances that all that I am setting out to do will come true (of course with GOD at the controls!)

I am Monica, a single mom of a beautiful 6 (however she will tell you she is 6 and 3/4's) year old girl, who has decided to take some advice that my sister gave me a long time ago when I was facing some tough times.  She told me just make Lemonade!

If you choose to read it, Great!  If you don't well oh well..  I am confident that someone will.  I only expect good things to come out of this, what ever becomes a bump in the road, well I will just pull over, put up my stand and make some Lemonade!

Okay, so I am smiling right now because I see where I am going with this.  I did not know where I was going to start, but I just decided to allow myself to go with the flow.  I am not a celebrity by any means, at least not yet.  So I am at peace with the fact that I will not skyrocket to stardum, but if Oprah Winfrey says my name at least once in my life, I will be happy.

While makin' my Lemonade, you will get a first hand glance at what the "ingredient" will be for that day.  What makes me "Pucker" or what makes me "Smack my Lips"!

Hmmm??? Ingredient you wonder???  Pucker??   Lip Smackin'???  Is dem fight'n words??  No,,,,,  Just a little bit of my humor coming out.  Here are my definitions:

Ingredient:  Topic of the Day.  Good or Bad.  Things that made me smile or challenged me.  Most importantly, did I make Lemonade out of it?  How was it?

Pucker:  I don't like very bitter things so therefore my association with the word "pucker" is dislike hence "things that make me Pucker"

Smack my lips:  When ever this term is heard, well it's a no brainer, just means that it's sooooo good! There you go!!  Are you ready?

So already, I have found something that makes me Pucker!  I have jumped on that wave that many of us Struggling Americans have found themselves on called couponing.  I consider this a blessing simply because being a single mother has forced me to try to take other angles to make ends meet, heck, SURVIVE!  The only problem that I have is that I think some people are getting out of control with it.  Yes, I understand stock piling, Yes I understand buying in mass quantities especially if the intent is to share one's goodies with their local food bank per se'.  However, when one does it because they just want to, well I have an issue with it.  Why would you need 50+ bottles of one condiment just because you have the same amount of coupons for it?  Seriously do you eat that many sandwiches that you need that much?  I think what turned me off most is the well "lets just clear off the shelf " attitude.  That just makes me Pucker! 

So tell me what is your spin on this?  If you had 50 coupons for the same thing, would you clear the shelf or would you leave some for the next person?

Lets Make Lemonade!