Surprise Announcement!!!!

Hello Readers!!!

I have a special announcement to share with all of you!!!

As the end of 2017 came to a close, and my youngest child turned 1 year old, I felt just a little bit closer to having some more ME time. So as the days went by I realized that there was a change I was experiencing, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to believe the change that was happening.

I finally decided that I had to face this reality and I had to accept this new journey and adventure. Although I was a little scared, I was also filled with joy because this is something that my husband and I always talked about but we didn’t really know how quickly it would happen.

So without further delay……..my husband and I are expecting a Baby Girl this Summer!!!

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We made our announcement to our family and close friends and everyone is extremely excited for us and they are eager to meet the new baby. I’ve also been thinking about having a home birth this time around. Has anyone experienced a home birth before, please reply in the comments and let me know. Please also let me know if there are any pregnancy related info that you would like me to post:)

Until Next Time XOXO

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Beautiful Reads Book Club

Hello Readers!

As I created my 2018 Vision Board a few weeks ago, I listed a goal of starting a book club. I wanted to set a new goal for myself to read more this year.

When I was a child I always loved to read and I actually received many reading awards while in school. Books were just so amazing to me, but as I got older, I found myself reading less and less. I could never find the time to read or I just didn’t really know the type of book I wanted to read.

Know that I have found so many inspirations, my love for reading has returned and I am so excited. The first book that I want to read this year is called The Women Code. I’m actually inviting some of the ladies in my circle to join me in reading this book in the month of February. I named my book club “Beautiful Reads” because I feel that reading is a beautiful thing and there is so much inspiration, imagination, and learning that comes from reading.

I purchased the book from Amazon.com(you can purchase the book by clicking this link or by clicking a picture of the book cover below). This book has 5 different sections titled The Personal Codes, The Emotional Codes, The Spiritual Codes, The Professional Codes, and The Relational Codes. We will read one section a week and speak about the book in a group setting at the end of each week. The last section will be reviewed all together during our last meeting. Please reach out to me if you would like to join me in reading this book next month.

I am so excited to start this new book club and I’m excited to see what we learn from The Women Code.

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Until Next Time XOXO

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Hosting a Vision Board Party-2018

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Hello Readers!

So I officially hosted my 1st Vision Board Party/Event a few weeks ago and it was amazing. All of the ladies who attended expressed to me that they had a great time and they were inspired by the event.

I want to share with you all, the steps I took in planning this event.

Planning:

I made sure to make the process of sending out invitations as simple as possible and sent out the invitations via text. I used an invitation app and created a really nice invitation.

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  • I then chose the food I wanted to serve. I selected to have simple serving foods (salad, raw veggies, and fruit) and one of my friends also made some delicious Alfredo and Pesto Pasta. The food was simple and the ladies were able to eat and work on their boards. If you plan on hosting a vision board party this year you can supply the food, as I did, or you can make it a pot luck and have everyone bring a dish.

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  • My next step was to buy all of the supplies. I decided to supply my guest with the supplies, but you can also ask your guest to bring some supplies as well. The usual supplies that are needed are, poster boards, magazines, stickers, card stock, glue, tape, markers, and pens.

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  • I also decided to purchase small gifts to give to each guest as a Thank You! I purchased small notepads and pencils and also included a special thank you card, thanking them for sharing the experience with me.

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  • Lastly I found a few ice breaker games to make everyone comfortable and to get everyone’s mind on envisioning their future and how great this year will be for them. We played a game where I supplied index cards with phrases/sentences that each guest had to finish. For example the phrases/sentences were: My dream vacation is…., My best childhood memory is…., My favorite desert is….,I don’t like it when…..ect. This game was interesting and we all learned something new about one another. We also played Give Yourself a Point, and Pass the Gift. At the beginning of event, I had the ladies introduce themselves and share something that they accomplished in 2017. This part of the event was very inspiring.

After everyone finished their vision boards, we all shared our boards with one another. It was interesting to see how many entrepreneurs we have in our group and how ambitious we all are as young women.

I chose to hang my completed vision board in my home office so that I am able to look at it everyday, several times a day, to keep me focused and inspired. I make sure to pray over each of my goals/visions daily and I also pray for the goals/visions of the ladies who participated in my event.

All in all, the event was a success and I am so excited to see how my numbers grow next year!!!

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****I also made a special announcement during my event, that I will be sharing with all of you very soon****

Until Next Time XOXO

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My 1st Experience at Disney on Ice

Hello Readers!

My oldest daughter just turned 7 and my husband and I were thinking about an exciting way to celebrate her 7th birthday.

As we searched around, we found an upcoming show that was coming to a city near us. It was Disney on Ice-Follow Your Heart. I immediately knew that my daughter would absolutely love to see a show like this.

To say that the show was amazing is an understatement. We had an amazing time! We surprised her once we actually got into the venue. She had no idea and she was in extreme excitement when she walked in and saw all the Disney characters.

During each performance I would glance over at her from the corner of my eye and I was filled with joy. She was in complete amazement, watching her favorite characters with so much talent, performing on ice skates.

There were times where she smiled, screamed and even jumped up and down in happiness.

My parenting style does not involve only giving my children material items. That is why I’ve decided to celebrate their birthdays with experiences that they will remember forever. It is also important for me to spend quality time with them. I know they grow up so fast, and that is why I cherish each day the Lord blesses me with them.

As a mother, I was reminded of how blessed I am to be her mother. I was really happy to see my daughter have so much fun and really enjoy herself, so I just had to share this experience with all of you.

XOXO Until next time!

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5 Reasons to Create a Vision Board

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Hello Readers!

Happy New Year to everyone!

After starting this blog in August 2017, it has been a challenge for me to set a posting schedule. Considering that I work 40+ hours a week, I’m a wife, and a homeschooling mother of 4, it’s been difficult finding the time.

So as I pondered about how I can make this dream of mine really work, I thought! what better way to organize my 2018 goals,  than to create a vision board? I immediately got excited! I talked to my friend and blogger @melanintaught  , and asked her if she would be interested in making her own vision board, and she responded, “I would love to!” That’s when I knew that this idea was a good idea!

My plan is to gather a few ladies from the church I attend, as well as some colleagues of mine, to have a casual ladies meeting to share our dreams and goals for this year and for everyone to create their own 2018 vision boards.

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Here are 5 reasons to create a vision board:

1. You make a daily visual of your dreams/goals for the year 

By writing down or selecting pictures to match your dreams/goals, you visually see them everyday. This inspires you to keep pushing forward everyday and it gives you the drive you need to accomplish that dream and/or goal.

2. It makes you think about what you really want to accomplish

Creating a vision board gets your mind thinking about what you really want to accomplish this year. It forces you to go beyond casual thinking and focus on your goals and aspirations.

3. Vision boards are fun

Creating a vision board is a fun stress-free way to unload your deepest inspirations, without the thought of the idea being right or wrong. There is no need to make sure everything is aligned and in a perfect space. Just have fun putting it all together and if you decide to do this in a group, enjoy sharing your dreams/goals with others.

4. Vision boards will get you really excited about the coming year!

As I wrote at the beginning, just thinking about creating a vision board made me really excited. It gives you an opportunity to uncloud your mind, with all of the new things you want to accomplish this year, and you’re able to visually see everything written down. It give you the feeling that ANYTHING is possible if you truly believe and you are willing to put in the work.

I really hope you all create a vision board this year!!!

I also wanted to provide you with the supplies you may need:

  • poster board (large or small), cork board, or even a journal
  • magazines
  • scissors
  • colorful markers and/or pens
  • stickers
  • print outs of quotes you love and quotes that truly inspire your vision
  • glue

Remember to leave a comment and share your ideas!

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XOXO Until Next Time