Monday, January 31, 2011

Affirmation Today: I am successful in all I do

This picture just makes me happy!  I hope that you can find something that makes you happy today, too!
I love getting handwritten letters in the mail.  Postcards, too, but this day and age, we've become too dependent on electronics: emails,text...   It loses it's personal touch.  So, I've decided that I'm going to design some stationary and start mailing letters to my friends and family.  I do know that this will take some time, but this is one one of my goals this year! 
Also, second goal is to start marketing my jewelry!  This week will be busy doing those two things inbetween homeschooling the kiddos!  Oy, doesn't leave much time for sleep, does it? 
Onto more of my list of things that I'm thankful for:
7. My close group of friends
8. for the smell of coffee brewing in the mornings
9. A God that is so forgiving
10. the fact that I can make my 5yr. old smile even when he's crying
11. watching my daughter put in her pink hair extensions
12. all of the pictures that my Caleb has drawn and painted for me

Make today the best day that you can!  Sending positive energy and hugs your way!
Many blessings!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

In my previous post, I mentioned that I'm going to be reading the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  I've been reading her blog here and she has inspired me to start my own list of one thousand gifts.  Things that I am truely grateful for!  So I will be starting that today!
BUT...first things first!  I have to say that I woke up this morning feeling pretty good!  Better than I have in a week in a half!  We'll see how the day goes, but I'm praying that I will get better and better each day!  I started a green smoothie cleanse yesterday and I'm loading up on fish oil, magnesium, vitamins D and B, and a multivitamin!  That's alot, huh?  Did I miss anything??  LOL!  I'm replacing my coffee with decaf hot tea.  I'm determined to detox my body of any bad thing that I put into it during the holidays (such rich, sugary foods)! 

Today I'm going to start listing the things that have blessed my life and am truely thankful for:

1.  My 5 year old snuggling with me in bed
2.  Listening to my kids play together and giggling
3.  Having a roof over my head
4.  Living near my brother and watching his kids grow
5.  Having both of my parents, still.
6.  The smell of the bread baking when I make it fresh
to cont....

Have a warm, blessed day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kidney Stones

After an entire day in the ER this weekend, the conclusion is that I have kidney stones.  Like I need something else to make me feel worse, so............I'm starting a green smoothie cleanse!!!!!  I have been drinking the smoothies on and off but NOW is the time to rid my body of all of these bad things!  I'm going to load up on supplements, get rid of the caffiene COMPLETELY, and rock the Yoga!  I can tell a huge difference when I'm eating right and exercising regularly.  I have decided that I'm getting a hold of my  body before it gets a hold of me!!! 
On another note, I am really excited to be joining the bookclub at!!  I should be getting my copy of the book One Thousand Gifts soon!!  I can't wait because I heard that the bood is wonderful and lifechanging!! 

Stay warm, stay positive, and many blessings!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Not exactly raw, but getting there...

Since it's been cold, my body has been wanting warm foods, so one of my favorites that I've been eating NON-STOP is black bean spaghetti and raw alfredo sauce.  I can't even begin to explain to you exactly how much I love the sauce!  I use it for everything!  The black bean spaghetti is so yummy and such a great source of protein!  My kids actually  tried it and liked it but aren't willing to eat it so much because of the spaghetti being black!  Crazy!  Anyhoo, I totally suggest trying it!!!! 
Another way to start a day would be hot water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and little pure maple syrup!  It will kickstart your metabolism and make you all warm inside! 

Have a wonderful, warm, and blessed day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Something to Ponder...

So, today my horoscope said to "Cook a meal, walk the dog, do whatever relaxes you most today.  Frayed nerves lead to out-of-the blue tears".  I don't put alot of stock into horoscopes.  I really just read them for fun but this SHOULD have applied to me today but with a snow storm coming through, washing tons of wet clothes, and trying to entertain the kiddos, it was DEFINITELY NOT relaxing!  Sooooo, I worked on some new peices for my jewelry.  Pottery peices, actually.  I'm going to get them up and running this week!!  I'm excited and scared but it's time.  I've been putting it off WAY too long so stay tuned!!! 

Ok, a couple of pics from our lovely snow!
Ahhh, my lovely girl!  I couldn't find a hat so I wore my 7 yr. old's skater cap! 

Awww, at least one of them is being loving.  I guess that's all I can ask for!

And of course my baby would be grinning from ear to ear!  I could eat him up!

Ok, stay warm, stay positive, and the warmest blessings to you:)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year and New blessings...

As usual, I didn't stay up till midnight lastnight but Oh well, right?  I mean, if I had, my body would've hated me in the morning!  I have so many resolutions for 2011!  First thing is first, get back on my strict vegan diet!  I slipped during the holidays and have been paying for it!  A new year means new starts, goodbyes, lettting go, and opening new doors.  ALL of this applies to me!  I'm so blessed and I feel that this year will be great!

Now, on to sharing some of my week.  I was able to visit with one of my best friends for a day.  It seemed to go by so fast.  I love spending time with this person b/c I can just be myself and I don't feel that I have to be doing something all the time that we hang out.  We can just "be".  Soooooo, my lovely, sweet daughter took a pic of us knitting.  PSA:  Knitting is NOT just for the old!  LOLOLOL!!!!  Anyway, I'm blessed to have her as a friend!
This is us w/our knitting supplies.  Doesn't she look beautiful?  I'm the one with the bad haircut:(  Bleh! 

We left there to spend time with my cousins:  Melissa and Lacey.   Melissa can always make me laugh, no matter what, so it was it's always wonderful to see her!  She's a good soul and I KNOW that she's special just to put up with my crazy clan!

Happy New Year and and may you all have a year full of blessings!