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I am who I am and it makes me happy!
Interests: My family, people, dreaming, kindness, love, peace, calmness.
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The words we speak to ourselves are so important! I tend to worry a lot about all the terrible things that could happen to the people I love most. I do not watch the news because I can’t handle the gory details of this world. Surprisingly enough though I love to watch docudramas about murders and true crime shows....which probably isn’t a good thing for me. One of the things that I have noticed that when my life gets in a position where everything falls into place and I am doing great, something outrageous happens and I have to drop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Awe! Thank you!! Love you right back, sweet friend!! Peace and love to you!
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2019 on my mom at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
High kick and spirit fingers, sister!! Peace and love to you!
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2019 on my mom at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So I had a crushing blow the summer with the loss of my dear mother. It was a strange deal. My business had really started to take off and I was relishing on possibly being successful for once in my life. My mom called and said he had fallen and I was so put out with really put out that I had to put my life on hold and go help her. I wasn't nice at all. It's funny how we as humans can take so much for granted sometimes....especially people who are so important to us. A few... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
The other day I was talking to a young gal who is a great photographer. I told her I wanted to do a boudoir session and she said, “YES!” And then I told her I’ve always wanted my picture taken in a big beautiful red dress.....and she said “YES” to that too! You see? Several years ago, I read this article....go ahead open it up and read it.... I was so inspired by the bloggess, I’ve been wanting to do the same thing for forever. I’ve perused thrift shops looking for the perfect red dress. Every year on my... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
. Yesterday, I went to a salon and had my hair and make done for a photo shoot. I purchased a boudoir session on Groupon. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I figured since I will be turning 56 in a couple weeks, I better jump on that dream before.....well, you know....nobody wants to see Betty White rolling around under the sheets. I’ve always heard that a boudoir session is liberating and makes you you feel beautiful and sexy and that every girl should try it. Last night I told my mom I had done that... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I’ve been trying everything I can think of to get through these next few weeks in one piece....without having a nervous breakdown. I remember the year Ian graduated from high school, I cried every single day....for a whole year. I was a mess. I decided it would be a good idea to have a family picture taken before the actual graduation ceremony. When the photographer came by and we posed for the picture, I started laughing....hysterically.....until I was crying. I mean I could not stop laughing. I think my family was wondering what the hell was wrong with me.....I know... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So....I did a thing! I’ve been decluttering and trying to get my life in order since the new year. With Sam’s graduation in just a few weeks, I’m preparing for a major life change. It’s not a bad thing.....although it’s something I’ve been dreading for quite awhile. Change is scary. Letting go of meaningless possessions has been liberating for me. If I can let go of things and create something beautiful out of it.....maybe I can let go of this life as I know it, and create something beautiful out of it too. For over a year, I had a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
It’s Sunday night and it’s getting late. I am laying in bed and planning my day for tomorrow in my mind. Some friends of mine are planning a women’s retreat and I’ve been invited to their planning meeting tomorrow. Last week, I was asked if I would give a little presentation on self care and essential oils at this wellness retreat. Of course, I said I would. So I have been thinking about that and what I am going to say. It’s taken me a lot of hard work and several years to learn to love myself and figure out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So I hired a man to delivery the 35 pound bag of dog food to my house every month! The UPS man! I always dreaded having to go to the store and get it so I signed up for the monthly auto shipment on amazon! I have to admit I felt a little guilty watching him carry that box up to my front door through the snow the other day....I really wished I had shoveled the front steps. Luckily he didn’t fall down! What a treat and you know what? I think the food is actually cheaper on that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Several years ago, I went to a Christmas holiday shopping event in an old barn and I bought this pillow..... I loved everything about it. I loved that it is white and I loved the colors on the letters and it’s simplicity and it was different than most Christmas decorations. I just thought it was really cute so I brought it home and threw it on the couch. When the holidays were over and with it being white, I didn’t’t want to throw it down in the basement with all the other stuff so I kept it upstairs and kind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Omg!! This just makes me so happy!! She kicked my ass today!! I was Really struggling!! Good thing you talked to her yesterday! Love you friend....and miss your face!
with essential oils! I’m pretty open about how much I LOVE Young Living essential oils. A little over a year ago, I joined the team and I have been using them on a daily basis ever since. I start each day by diffusing “JOY” into my room! It’s delightful!! It really sets the tone for the day! I have multiple diffusers around the house. I use them all......constantly. Then I go downstairs and make coffee! I’ve been drinking Bulletproof coffee...I put the hot coffee, the brain octane fuel, the collagen peptides and a tablespoon of butter into the blender and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
do come true!! But you have to make them happen! So this is my grandma....... She was 15 years old when that picture was taken. I never met her because she died when my dad was a young boy. When I saw this picture a few years ago, I knew there was a little bit of her living on in me. I just thought, “how fun!” I decided that some day I was gonna recreate that picture in honor the sweet lady who gave me my dad. I have thought about doing it for years!! was the day! It... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Last winter, my doctor had an open house at a wellness center she was planning to open. I had just began my journey in finding things to do alone so I decided that would be a pretty safe outing. It’s kind of scary venturing out to places where I don’t know a single soul. The thought of making small talk scares the hell out of still does but it’s getting better with practice. I downloaded an audiobook called, The Art of Witty Banter. I keep trying to listen to it but find I always fall asleep 20 minutes in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I’ve been enjoying making body wash for the shower! This morning I made a batch and scented it with grapefruit. I LOVE the smell...the texture... and the way this recipe makes my skin feel! It’s so simple to make. I use Castile soap, honey, jojoba oil.....equal amounts of each one and a squirt of vitamin e. Then I add about 20 drops of whatever essential oil “sparks joy” at that moment! I love the color once it’s mixed together. I used a hand mixer. Then I funneled it into a bottle.....I love watching it pour in there. It’s just so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So......I was reading a book last night about life in the the season of winter and how to live happier. I don’t like winter. It’s cold and everything is dead and gross outside. I usually dread winter and go through seasonal depression but this year is different. I’ve been trying to lean into it and learn the lesson of what winter is.....maybe even appreciate it a little bit. This book talked about the earth going through seasonal changes as a lesson for human beings to follow suit for a more abundant life. It talked about not being afraid to rest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
One of the reasons I cleaned out my closet was because my son Max wants to take a trip to Florida and he was talking about selling some of his clothes to gather some money. I figured I could help him out with that. When I went into the task with a purpose it was a lot easier to let things go. I realize he’s not going to make a million bucks selling my old clothes but it might help him out a little. Clothes are so funny. We keep them even when we don’t wear them and pass by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I would be telling you a big ol lie if I said this year started off well for me. I was Texas...with my boyfriend. I was really sick. I spiked a fever of 103.....and I slept through the entire getaway. When I got home, I called my daughter and told her i needed to go to the hospital. I was crying and in pain and actually thought maybe this was the end. She’s a paramedic and immediately drove to my house with her stethoscope in hand and all her medical expertise. She said, “Have you thought about just going... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I want you all to know how thankful I am for you and all the messages you sent me yesterday! Let’s all remember, we are never alone. Someone is going through some’s not just you...or me! And you know what? Together we can get through this thing called life! I like to think of life like the moon...... constantly waxing and waning......or the tides of the ocean. For all the lows and bullshit we face there are incredible highs and non bullshit happenings, right?? Last night, I ended the day on a positive note by watching the new Ellen... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Since we last spoke, things haven’t gone so well. I’ve been struggling to get my groove back. Waiting to see what fucked up shit is going to happen next. This post isn’t meant to bring you down because i honestly feel I am on an upward swing now. So.....within a few weeks of starting my dream job at the spa, i was so motivated that I replanted all the flower beds in my yard. Man! It felt amazing and I was so excited and then? I broke out in oak mite bites and within days my arms were bleeding and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Oh dear lord.....I can not begin to tell you a time in my life when I have felt as good as I have been feeling these days. I am in the flow. It feels fantastic and for once everything appears to be falling into place. I think it all began when .....well, I don’t know when exactly it started BUT ....ok probably started on January 1, 2010 when I first began this blog. I really did change my life through positive thinking and gratitude. I think lately just deciding what exactly I want has been so beneficial. Before I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Last year, I noticed a gal I have always admired but had never really gotten to know started posting on Facebook about Young Living Essential Oils. From what little I did know of her, I could tell she was really stepping out of her box by talking bout what she loves. She posted her diffuser and about vendor events and I admired her even more. I reached out to her as an act of encouragement. That’s what real women do, right? Encourage each other! Little did I know that we would establish a friendship through the deal so it was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I slept great last night. Did you? I am thinking about a lady I had the priveledge of working on yesterday. I have been going out to a local bed and breakfast and giving massages to a wide variety of people. I actually love going there. It’s a treat! Last week, I was working on a fellow who’s job was in the creativity field. He asked if I was creative or had any special talents. I told him I write blog but I haven’t been real consistent lately. He asked what this blog is about and I had to think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I’ve been trying to figure what I want. Like what I really love to do and I try to take note of the feeling of enjoyment when I feel it. The other day I was in the kitchen and I looked at my bread box and I thought, “I LOVE that breadbox”. Then I wondered what other personal belongings I LOVE so I decided to make a list. Now I have 4 things on that list: Breadbox the picture of a sailboat Asa drew the collage of the Mary Poppins musical Max was in my front porch Have you ever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time