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Child eyes

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The most memorable thing that happen this past year is that my 9th grandbaby was born. Yes I am “Grammy” to nine beautiful little ones. Having them around helps me remember to see the world through a child’s eyes. Everything is so new and exciting to them. It is easy as adults to get bogged down with all the bad things going on. We can soon get such a dark cloud of feelings surrounding us that nothing makes us happy. There is beauty in the world. We just have to see things through child eyes. See how colorful a butterfly is or what a beautiful song a bird can sing. You will notice that if you start trying to find beauty it will become easier and easier to find. Soon that dark cloud is gone and we can smile again. Let’s all start having child eyes.

Don’t let evil win

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Don’t let evil win!!!

Just want to jot a short note down to talk about not letting evil win. With all that is going on in the world it is easy to want to shut and lock all our doors and not go outside, let alone let our kids out. If we do that though I feel evil wins. We need to live each day like the gift that it is. We need to let our kids experience life. Now that is not to say you should not be aware of your surroundings at all times, but continue to live life to the fullest.

Go out and enjoy the good in this world!!!

Fall is upon us

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Fall is upon us. We break out the soft cuddly blankets and sweaters. We buy anything that has the word “pumpkin spice” in it. We don’t know why but we have the desire to stay at home a little more. Fall is a family time. It is a time to reflect on where we came from. Remember the path that lead you here, to this time in your life right now. Go back down that path and think of those who have truly inspired you to become who you are. Contact them and tell them that you are thankful that they were there when you were going down life’s road.

New Direction with my blog

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I have changed my direction with my blogging. I still think that social media is important and will post some blogs on that but I have decided to focus in on a new niche.
Home decor is a passion of mine and I want to start sharing that passion with you. The reason it is my passion is because you can do so much with it. Each room can have it own special feeling. Many people feel that you have to break the bank to be able to decorate your home. They are mistaken. I will share fun and inexpensive ways to decorate your home. Each room to be exact. I will also have some patterns of DIY ideas as well. I love to crochet and I do different items for each season and I will share those with you. If you find yourself not the creative type, I will have the seasonal things that I make available for you to purchase as well.

I live in San Diego which is in beautiful Southern California. I do love the weather here. I did a stint in Florida which is quite the contrast in weather. I did enjoy the summer thunderstorms but the humidity not so much. One thing I wish San Diego had a bit more of was the seasonal changes. It does have some but not like in other states. I have decided that even if the weather outside does not correspond to the season it should be, I will decorate my house accordingly.

With this all said please check back and see what ideas I have for the first season that is coming up…Fall. I know that this is many people’s favorite season of all so I will have lots of ideas.

Happy decorating.

Still learning

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I feel I will always be learning different aspects of blogging and running my own website. It has been just a little over a year that I started this. I have learned quite a bit. I will be sharing what I have learn in upcoming posts. These are some things that I really didn’t know about until I dove into this wonderful thing called blogging.
Using Pinterest to the fullest extent, programs such as Buffer and Boardbooster, affiliate links and creating images with Canva.
I look forward to sharing what I have found out about these.

Keep on learning!!!

Peace, Joy, Gratefulness

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There are three things we need to live fully…peace, joy and gratefulness. When you have peace this brings joy to your life. When you experience joy you will in turn be grateful for all you have. Find any way that you can to achieve peace. It may be going for a walk, doing meditation or even just taking a minute to take a deep breathe. We need to take the time to find our peace so we can find joy and then be grateful.  That is your challenge for today.

Soul on fire

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What sets your soul on fire? I have seen so many people become so complacent about life. They are just going through the motions with their work, marriage, family, and beliefs. We need to find our passion. What do you like to do? What gets you fired up? Wake up thinking about those things and get moving. If you don’t like your job, work towards getting one you are passionate about. Put a spark back in your marriage. Go on a date, a real date, where you dress up and go somewhere nice. Run and play with your kids, don’t worry about who is watching you or what the neighbors will say. Go outside and worship in all that beauty God has given us. Get that fire back in your soul and live life the with passion it deserves!!!

2 outcomes: succeed or learn

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There are 2 outcomes when you do something, you either succeed or you learn. It is so easy to say “you win your lose”, “you succeed or you fail”. There is better to say this you either “reach your goal” or “you learned”. Failure is such a diminishing word. I have learned that when I have failed something, I learned from it. This concept helped me to continue forward to the goal I am striving for. The next time you come up short on a project or goal don’t say you “failed”, say “you learned.”

The low wave

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The low wave. If you are a motorcycle rider, you know what that is. If not let me explain. There seems to be an unwritten rule that if you ride a motorcycle you are to do the low wave to any other rider you pass. My dad did this. I would be riding behind him and when we would pass another rider, my dad would put his hand down and wave. It was always given back. It seems to bring all these riders together. They are all on the same page just for that moment.

We all need the low wave in our life. We are all on this world just trying to do the best for our family and ourselves. We are all on the same page. Let’s help each other through this journey we call life and give out many “low waves”.

Not a dream, a plan

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Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan. When you set your goals in life, we have a tendency to call them dreams. “My dream home”, “My dream job”, “My dream car”. We can “dream” all we want but if we don’t work towards those “dreams” we will never reach them. Plan to get that home, job or car. You can do it. It may not be right away but if you set a plan in motion, do the work that you need to do to achieve them, you will. Next time call it “The home I plan to buy”, “The job I plan to get”, “The car I plan to buy”. Not a dream, a Plan!!!!