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Charlotte, NC, United States
I love a great deal and hate paying full price for things! I would love to share budget busting tips and ways to save on this blog. I am the mother of a son who drives and inspires me. I love and enjoy my family and friends. I want all mama's to remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.Psalm 139:14 -Lets form a global network for "mamas". We can share tips,encouragement, support for wonderfully made mama's no matter what stage you are in life...Know that you don't have to have a biological child to be a "mama" you could be a spiritual mama to someone, or even a mama to a four legged friend!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Rambles and the benefits of walking...

I haven't posted in a few days, and I don't want to neglect my blog! Got some great deals at the local Harris Teeter grocery store yesterday, they let you triple your coupons every so often, and you can end up doing pretty good! I get excited, coupons are like free money to me! I think even if i had millions in the bank, I would still use coupons for the heck of it. I plan to exercise today, whether its the gym or a walk. The pounds are not melting off, BUT i feel better if I am doing something...On that note, i did some quick research on the benefits of walking-
1. Walking controls your blood pressure- it strengthens your heart, so it can pump more blood with less effort and less pressure on your arteries.
2. Walking decreases your risk of heart attack, brisk walking, 3 hours a week, or 30 minutes a day, can lower risk of heart disease in women.
3. Weight management of course! Combined with eating healthy, walking can help you maintain your weight, (i need to tell myself this every day :)
4. Walking can also boost "good cholesterol"(HDL) LDL is the bad cholesterol that can build up on your artery walls and cause heart attacks..

Okay, hopefully that opened your eyes to some good things about walking. The nice thing is you don't have to be an Olympic athlete to get a good walk in.. And you can do it anywhere! Work, school, home. Best of all, its free!! :)


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dream Killers!

Hmmm, what do i mean by dream killers? Sounds like a movie huh? Its actually a real phenomenon.This is when you have always had something inside you to accomplish, to attain, to "be" or to create- and the people around you, closest to you "kill" your dream. It could be a family member, a friend, a husband or a boyfriend, girlfriend or wife. Sometimes it could even be yourself. A dream killer can suck the life out of you, and throw you off track! Im speaking from my own personal experience..Sometimes we blame it on "life", we are "too busy", the jobs, the kids, etc. Foolishness! I now see the importance of working on even a little bit of yourself, your dreams and personal goals even in the midst of all of the other things.While your suppressing your dreams and desires, the dream killers couldn't care less! Life goes on for them, and you end up resentful, and sad that your missing something special in your life.

Sooo, lets take today to make a list, and start back on track! What dreams and hearts desires have you suppressed? For me its getting back into some dance classes, i have put it off for over a year! I just read that adjusting one positive area in your life will set off a chain reaction of positive outcomes in others. Lets see it for ourselves....What dreams have you killed? Bring them back to life!

Saying of the day: "Talk to the booty, cause the hands of duty!"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring cleaning tips :) first day of spring!

Yes! Spring has sprung, and as much as I do not look forward to it, now is a great time to organize, clean, de-clutter the closet and just get it together! Days seem longer, weathers nicer, and come summer you don't want to worry with this stuff! Plus you'll feel lighter, and anything that has been holding you back? Watch out! Im in nobody is holding me back mode right now.. Here are some tips to make it a bit easier:

- Use those compression storage bags, they take up a lot less space, you can get them anywhere now.
-Donate or sell any clothes you have not worn in 6 months to charity. LET IT GO!!
- Have a yard sale! Find out if your neighbors or friends want to go in with you..
- Break it up over two weeks or weekends, maybe clean one week and de-clutter the next,I find it less intimidating for me...

Also some household cleaning tips that can make your life easier:
-For a sparkling white porcelain sink, place paper towels across the bottom of your sink and saturate with household bleach. Let sit for 8 hour & rinse. Never use bleach in colored sinks.
-Remove stubborn water spots from a stainless sink with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol.
-A few drops vanilla extract on a piece of cotton placed in the refrigerator will eliminate odors.
-Crayon marks on walls? A damp rag, dipped in
baking soda. Comes off with little effort.

Ok so, there you go! Lets clean and de-clutter our lives INSIDE and OUT!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Get it together.... ( and free pastry day at Starbucks!)

Hmmm, its interesting how things work themselves out in life. Its as if God is watching us from heaven, watching us run back and forth, frantic sometimes, trying to make things work that he had no intention of putting together. They may come together and work for a while, then we think we are really smart, cool and special, because "we" got it all together! We do have our own free will. Then, it can all crash around you, and your wondering, what the? All im trying to say is, ultimately, God is in control! As years go by, im learning sometimes you just have to go with His flow, and step outside of yourself for a minute. Check out Starbucks on March 23- free pastry day! Free Pastry!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Or a "sixth sense" a "knowing", just something deep down inside that tells you "stop" or "proceed with caution." Women tend to have this quality very strong, and sometimes we suppress it! I believe it God just warning us. Those "red flags" we ignore. If you think about it, they are almost always there, and because of our own "selves" we ignore the huge warning signs in our paths. At this stage in the game, Im still a work in progress, however- Im making a serious commitment to pay attention to the "red flags"in life and AVOID them!!Its really pretty simple,and will help me to avoid complications- in relationships, with family, at work and in general! The key is not rushing anything- take your TIME, and stop, pray, consider, ponder, and listen to what everything is telling you- then do it AGAIN!If i had done this so many times before.... :) Ok, thats my deep post for the week. I hope someone got something out of it! Peace :)No really we all need it - Peace Photobucket

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday Freebies!

Good Morning, my friends. I don't know what it is, but Im always on a quest to find free stuff! Not like in the stores, trying not to pay for stuff free. I mean I am on the hunt for giveaways, BOGO's and internet promotions. I did stumble across a site recently called Thunderfap-free samples its pretty cool for people like me! Granted, you do have to usually do a wee bit of work, like filling out your info for something to be mailed to you, or taking brief surveys.The end result is free stuff in the mail! Loves it. Even if its a little packet of cream of wheat and coupons that i got yesterday.Do i have issues? Perhaps. LOL. Check it out, and give me some feedback!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vitamin Quest...

Sounds so dramatic, i know. Im trying to find the right mix of vitamins to take- I want energy, calm, strong immune system and healthy bones... Is that too much to ask? I know a ton of vitamins and minerals can be found in foods we eat, and i did have some asparagus and zucchini with dinner tonight. However, I'm looking at buying some zinc, vitamin E, and some Siberian ginseng... LOL They say the ginseng keeps you calm, so when someone cuts you off in traffic, you just say, "God bless you"! That and prayer.Anyhow, anyone out there have a vitamin regimen that works for them? Clue me in. Also Tasters Choice coffee is offering a free sample of their coffee if you sign up to be their Facebook fan, for those of you who love a freebie and coffee... coffee sample! Well, love and blessings, I'm off to prepare for another week in the trenches! Work, that is.. :)

Testing Testing 1 2 3

My first post! Yay! Im feeling accomplished, because I said I wanted to start blogging and here I am, and here I go. As much as I have going in my life, with work, family and child- I need a place to come and let go.. Daylight savings time started today! Spring has sprung. Weight loss and health has to be my focus...Feeling pretty good, transferred a prescription over to CVS, and because i have a CVS card and a new prescription with them,i got a $25 gift card! Don't sleep on these rewards cards people, use em when you run to the store, a simple way for rewards to add up!