Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Randomness from my Word Cafe. 15 things I’ve learned already in 2015

Hi everyone!  Hope all is well with you.  I’m sitting here thinking (uh oh) and yes, my mind is ready to dump.  So as I pour my glass of red (Malbec), my favorite companion (my thoughts) and I are excited to share with you from my Word café. We’re only in the second month of 2015 and already I’ve learned more things.  Those who know me, know I can easily occupy myself with my own thoughts, but I’m not wanting to minimize my contact with others, so I’d like to take the time to share 15 things I’ve already encountered in 2015.

1. Time heals a broken heart, but you have to give time the time it needs to get the job done
2. I can’t rush through life’s events.  I have to slow down and experience every second of everything in order to learn the lesson
3. Prayer pushes away from you those obstacles which refuse to move away from you on their own
4. I’m good at what I’m good at, and what I’m bad at, practice makes perfect
5. It’s okay to mess up 
6. Organizational skills get you ahead.  Always
7. Grief comes in many, many forms
8. I can’t be willing to just work smarter than most, I have to be prepared to work harder than most
9. I’m a problem solver
10. I’m authentic, I love reinventing myself
11. I like being made to feel special.  Thus, I don’t mind making others feel special
12. Surrounding myself with likeminded people rejuvenates me
13. I don’t always have the answer, but someone somewhere does, and God will direct me to the answer and the person
14. Breathe. Refocus. Start again.  Three things that are a must in the repertoire of me
15. If I fall down seven times, I will stand up eight

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Hi everybody!
It's been a while since I dropped lines here, and believe it or not, there is an explanation.  I participated in the Daniel Fast again this year, and as an extra sacrifice, and in order to seek God in certain matters of my life, I gave up some of my social media for 21 days.  I did blog my entire experience on my food blog ( and at @lapetite_eats on Instagram.  I truly enjoyed the experience again (this is my third year participating in the fast), and I got to meet some really cool people via the world wide web.  Head on over to LaPetitie Eats and take a look at the list of bloggers I’ve become attached too! LOL.

I’m hoping you Divas have had an awesome new year thus far; from chatting with some of you since coming back to social media, you’re still just as awesome as ever.

On another note, welcome to February! It’s cold too! This is the time of the year I like sharing some of my favorite things, and sharing some of my new favs.  This list is pretty long, so I’m going to trim it quite a bit and only share 10 favorites.  If you see some of your favorites on the list, or if you have some favorites that you’d like to share, please comment and share away.

1. Benefit They’re Real Mascara
2. Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner
3. Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Peppermint Liquid Soap
4. Blanket Scarves
5. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Oil with Vitamin E
6. Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC
7. Fedoras
8. Marc Jacobs Perfume
9. Aveeno Active Naturals Body Wash, Calming Lavender, Chamomile & Ylang Ylang
10. Lodge 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven