7.19.2017

My Dream Dressing Room


Some day when I am rich and famous ( not sure what I am going to be famous for) but I want a big house and I want a big fancy dressing room, that is just mine, I want to make it really feminine, I am big on colors but there is something about Black and White that I love here are some items I picked out from an awesome living room furniture, home decor site to show you my dressing room.


There is something about this light that I fell in love with. Check out more lighting options here


I love both of these mirrors and I couldnt pick just one.

To bring some color into the room, I would love to go with this bright cherry rug

I love this white leather couch 
I feel like this chair would be the perfect chair to sit in, those winter mornings while trying to get ready for work, I wouldnt want to move from the fur 




I would love those 3 pictures one top of the other just like they are pictures here on the wall when you come in the door. 


This is more like what I am picturing for the clothing to be hung up like 

Take out the pink chair and replace it with my fur chair


I need those shelves for all my shoes, I am the girl of many shoes 

There ya have it, now I am really dreaming. 

7.18.2017

Hey, It's ok


  •  that I am sitting here at midnight eating Bumbleberry pie, it is my favourite and my hubby got it for me. 

  • that I am addicted to youtube and Netflix. 

  • my inlaws are coming at the end of the month for Brooke’s birthday 


  • next month my son gets married… i cannot believe it.  How did this happen. So proud of my son 


  • I really want a girls night… yummy snacks,  movies, laughter and girlfriends. 


7.17.2017

Purpose!



For some time now I have been thinking about My Life’s purpose and how I use to think my purpose would be found if I had a boyfriend, then when I got married, then had a baby, had the perfect career and the job I wanted and was quickly climbing up the ladder of success, ya know what.. I am 34 and I am 1000% happy with my life, and it is not because I have achieved all I have set out to achieve, I have been in my dream job for 6 months now ( TIME FLIES), I have an amazing husband, a gorgeous daughter, my own home etc, but none of that brings my purpose.
My life’s purpose is found in Jesus, I want to be in his perfect will, so my will do not get in his way… I have been in and out of jobs for some time all the while waiting for the one that I really wanted and finally when this job came open, it was mine, it is all about Faith and Trust him.

How to find his will for your life, here are 5 steps

1) Walk with God. For starters, if you are interested in knowing God’s plan for your life, then you must learn to walk with God. You need to develop a relationship with Him. Christianity is all about relationship rather than just religion. Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

2) Surrender your will to God’s. Many times when we say we are seeking God’s will, what we are really wanting to say to God is this: “OK, God, here’s what I’m planning to do. Now I need you to rubber stamp this, all right?” I must tell you that this is not really effective in finding His true will.
Before God will begin to reveal His will to you, you must be committed to doing whatever it is that He desires for you to do. God will likely be slow to show you His plan if He knows you will likely not do that plan anyway.
Romans 12:1-2
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

3). Seek godly input. One key component to finding God’s will is to seek the input of godly advisers in your life. If you don’t currently have 3-4 godly mentors, then I would highly recommend that you seek them out right away.
Think of it this way: you should understand that you are basically a composite of the five people you spend the most time with. So, then, it is vital that you choose those five people well. If you choose to surround yourself with godly advisers, they will be instrumental in helping you discern God’s plan for your life. But if you surround yourself with people who are far from God, your hope of finding His best for your life will be greatly diminished.
Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

4). Listen to God’s Spirit. I experienced a major turning point in my own prayer life when I learned simply to shut up while I was praying. That may sound odd to you, and it seemed odd to me at first.
You see, I used to do all the talking when I prayed to God, we need to let God talk to us. 
John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
 5). Listen to your heart. In addition to listening to the Spirit, I also recommend listening to your heart. To understand my point here, consider the following passage:
Psalms 37:4-5
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. (NKJV)


Let go of thinking there is only one purpose for you and embrace the idea that our purpose in life is to love life fully by putting ourselves into our life! ... To lead a purposeful life, follow your passions. When we live a passion-filled life we are living on purpose, and that is the purpose of life.

7.14.2017

The Benefits of Dancing and Why It’s Never Too Late to Start

Today I have A guest blogger for you who is sharing the benefits of dancing~

The Benefits of Dancing and Why It’s Never Too Late to Start


There’s something enchanting about watching a dancer. The graceful movements, the strength, the
stamina, the way they seem to understand their body completely. It’s beautiful and alluring, to see a
person so confident and unafraid to move, to give themselves over to music. So you, who may or
may not have tripped over their own feet a few times, aren’t exactly the epitome of grace. Besides,
dancing is for the younger crowd, no use starting now. You should just stick to the gym anyway if you want to get fit, right? Nope, dancing is a lot more beneficial and accessible than you may think, so if you’ve been considering taking some classes, maybe the following will help you decide.


Improve your health


Let’s face it – going to the gym can be kind of boring, not to mention stressful. Especially if you’re a
beginner who has no idea what they’re doing, and doesn’t like large crowds or people staring at
them. You know that you need to keep active stay healthy, but the gym is not actually the pinnacle
of exercising, especially if you don’t like it. Dancing brings you just as many benefits because it’s a form of cardio, only a lot more fun and relaxing. It’s good for your heart, and the best thing is that
you don’t need any expensive equipment. Only your body and the love of music.

Shed those extra pounds

That’s right, you can dance your way to a sexy body without ever feeling overwhelmed or bored of
the same, repetitive motions of regular exercising. Burn some calories and slim down quickly as you
shake your hips to your favourite song and feel the energy pumping through your body.

Balance out your mind and body

The heated salsa, or quick beats of hip-hop, it doesn’t matter what you pick because dancing is a
form of escapism, a way to relax and let go of stress, to get all that anger out of your system. For the
businessman who always worries or anyone who struggles with depression and anxiety, dancing can
both soothe and energize because it gives you something to focus on, and it’s a great skill that can
be useful in many ways. It’s also known to help improve your memory because it slows the cognitive
decline of your brain.


Become graceful



You will not only have a toned, beautiful body, but you’ll start moving differently as well. No more
clumsiness, no more awkwardness. In dance classes, they’ll teach you how to land on your feet
gracefully, how to move and understand your body, and practical exercises to elongate your muscles
and keep you agile. This can fix your posture and give you a nice, big boost to confidence, especially
when you hit the dance floor.


It’s never too late


Technically, you probably understand that it’s never too late to start anything, but you might be
afraid of judgement: all those bright lights, the mirrors that stare back at you and make you painfully
aware of how clumsy you look, and a crowd of young people, wondering why are you even there.
However, there are plenty of places where you can attend beginner dance classes for adults and not
feel like you’re just wasting your time or that you’re being stared at from all sides. There are safe
places where judgement is not allowed and where you can meet plenty of people who’re just trying
to have fun and learn how to dance. It’s always good to find a community and embrace it, and have
friends who support you and keep you going.


If you ever wanted to try dancing but were too afraid – you shouldn’t be! It’s only a matter of finding
the right place and relaxing and letting the beat lead you. As a dancer, you can become a part of a
big community and reap all sorts of benefits, so don’t let age or excuses stop you from just having
fun and doing whatever the hell you want to do.

7.12.2017

All about me and mine- Answer 3



A few weeks ago I opened up my blog and Instagram and allowed you to ask any questions that you would like to know about me... 
DANA  asks: Favorite kind of coffee? I am not a coffee fan at all, every so often I will want a coffee with some flavored coffee cream such as Bailey's, french vanilla or hazelnut. I just like the flavor of the coffee but I do not like the after taste of coffee. 
Tea is a different story... I love Tea.. I drink multiple cups per day.  I just put 2 sugar and milk and oh my it is yummy.  Across from my work is a Tim Horton's which I am not sure if all of you beautiful Americans have ever had Tim's. They do have them in NY and Boston I know that from my cross US trip 2 years ago, it was a welcoming sight when I saw that beautiful sign. 
I also love David's Tea  and Steeped Tea.  When I go out for coffee with a friend to Starbucks, I always get a vanilla bean frappicino.    


7.11.2017

5 Daily health habits you should have- Guest post

5 Daily health habits you should have

In the 1930s, British economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that in the near future, the time allotted to working will be cut down to as short as three hours and our vacations will be longer. But even with the power of technology in forms of rapid transport, mass production facilities, and high-speed information exchange, it seems that people in the present have ironically less time for themselves than in the past. Most of the younger population stay up late playing video games, interacting with friends in social media, and doing schoolwork. Adults, on the other hand, feel more stressed juggling their careers, interests, and family matters. These may lead to our mental and physical health being compromised.

Most of us would believe that as we progress in our career, our time for ourselves becomes shorter. But realistically speaking, the perception of being busy is sometimes a result of having more leisure time and less time for things that matter more such as our health. The truth is, you do not need as much time in a day to keep your health in its top shape. Check out these 5 daily health tips that you should make a habit for a healthier and longer life.

1. Eat a balanced meal 5 times a day.

No, you do not need to starve yourself with three servings of plain fruits and vegetables in a day just to stay healthy. If you do not have hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses, eating a balanced meal in three regular portions and two smaller ones (in between) is highly recommended.

Base your meals on fiber-rich foods and complex carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, yam, oatmeal and brown rice. Mix a single serving of protein such as nuts, fish, and chicken meat. Also avoid eating foods that are rich in LDL cholesterol, saturated fats, sodium, and sugar. Stick more to whole foods, less on supplements, and never skip breakfast!

2. Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

Many people fail to get 8 hours of sleep daily because of the several distractions that throw their body clocks off the natural rhythm  It was found that eating your dinner and finishing all heavy tasks at least two hours before bedtime can help you fall asleep faster. Installing relaxing dim lights, using aromatics, and playing soft music can also help you get into a deep sleep and feel energized the next day.

3. Exercise more.

Employees spend roughly 8 to 15 hours a day sitting on their chairs with minimal physical movement. This habit can lead to muscle and joint pains, obesity, and even cardiovascular diseases. Stand and stretch at least every thirty minutes of sitting to improve blood circulation. Sign up for workout programs and join fitness groups too!

4. Take a deep breath.

It may not be that usual health tip you often read, but breathing deeply can instantly shut off stress response from quick and shallow breaths we make unconsciously. During the morning or anytime you feel you like to, close your eyes, take slow deep breaths and let the feeling of body relax naturally.

5. Check your sexual and reproductive health.

You do not always need to go to the doctor to check for the early signs of sexually transmitted diseases. While taking a shower, you may check for the presence of bumps, warts, blisters, and rashes in your genital area. Blood and unusual discharge from the penis or vagina are also indicative of STDs. If you feel pain, itching, tingling, or burning sensation in your genital area, get an STD test immediately. Click here to find out more about the most reliable, most convenient, and fastest STD screening in the country.

7.10.2017

Living with Chronic Pain



If you ask me any given day how I am feeling... Oh I am good or I am fine, when deep down I just wanna lay my head on your shoulder and sob because I am tired of this pain, it has been 7 years this coming October and I have no idea how I have made it thru thus far.


 It is so tiring to hear people try to "diagnose" you with their work from home business and I am not bashing any of those things because like us all I have tried it, the only thing that sounds promising right now is Young Living, I know several people who have tried this and it has helped.  People are always saying as well go talk to a naturopath, well I have been told by my family dr that this is not the case and I trust her 100% and her decisions for my health. ( by no means am I knocking naturopaths) 


 I don't want to come off as a "complainer," a "Debbie Downer," "needy," etc.  Let's be honest everyone wants to be around positive people, no one wants to be around the girl they think is "whining" all the time about how they feel, even if that girl is one thousand percent justified in that "whining," "complaining," or whatever else she wants to do or say about her chronic illness.  Can this really suck sometimes and not be fair?  Of course, but unfortunately it's the reality of things and how the world works.

I get bored and more frustrated when I talk about me and the pain I am in daily.  I would much rather hear of happy up beat positive things.   If I am having a rough day, I just want to say I am fine and have that part of the conversation over. 

This weekend I had several people tell me they felt like my pain was all in my head, I wanted to slap them, and wish this pain on them but this pain is not a pain that I would share with anyone. 

I am not asking for pity or for you to feel bad for me, no all I am asking is for you to pray for me as depression over chronic pain is very real, right now I come home from work and get my pj's on and I do not want to talk to anyone, I lay on my bed and watch netflix, some hospital shows in case someone on there has this same type of pain and I can learn something. 

It is hard to believe it has been 7 years and other times it feels like it has just begun as I feel like I am still no further ahead with help. Have tried much medication and not one thing is helping.  It is so hard 


mentally 

         draining 


7.08.2017

This life i live- Book review


I knew before I started reading this that it was going to be an amazing book. 
I became fans of Rory and Joey while she was sick, then became so sad when she passed away. 

Rory Feek and his late wife Joey were a country duo that took the world by storm. Singing, guitar playing, and love werent the only things that got attention for the couple. The fact that they lived such a basic life really caught the admiration of their fans. They lived on a farm, and grew their own food, which created a wonderful tv show that boasted many viewers. Then tragedy hit the couple, when Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer shortly after having their daughter, Indiana. You may have heard of the news on Facebook, you may have even followed their story, and when Joey passed away, you may have even heard their songs on the radio. Now, Rory is telling the story of his life before and after Joey- and how all roads seemed to lead to her. 

Rory grew up with siblings and his parents in a run down farm house, he also moved A LOT. His story is like many peoples, one in which he had to dig deep and work hard to get where he was going, but it was a triumphant story. Especially the part about his ex wife leaving him and his daughters in Hawaii to fend for themselves. Rory raised his daughters alone, and then he met Joey who instantly fell in love with him. Joey didnt want children, but soon took Rorys daughters under her wings. They became a little family of their own. 

Then Rory and Joeys music started to get airtime, and they became a household name in the country world. The duo was hot, and they were creating much attention for themselves, living the dream. 


I give this book a 5 out 5 stars. 

An outlaw and a lady- book review



Colter’s often touching memoir is a fast-paced chronicle of her life, loves, and Christian faith. Colter gained fame as the wife of hard-drinking, wild-living country music outlaw Waylon Jennings, but music flowed in her life long before she met him. 

Born the sixth child of a car repairman father and a preacher mother, Colter learned to love music very early, writing melodies on an upright piano in her mother’s church. Eventually she met and married rock guitarist Duane Eddy, who took her to Nashville to meet musician Chet Atkins. He got her songs recorded by country artists such as Dottie West and pop singers such as Nancy Sinatra. 

After her divorce from Eddy, life moved quickly: she married Jennings, changed her name to Jessi Colter, and released her first album. Together, they made their home in Nashville which in the 1970s, was ground zero for roots music, drawing Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shel Silverstein, and others to the Nashville Sound. And Jessi was at the center of it all, the only woman on the landmark Wanted: The Outlaws album, the record that launched the Outlaw Country genre and was the first country album to go platinum. She also tasted personal commercial success with the #1-single “I’m Not Lisa.”


7.06.2017

Mr and Mrs. David Cooney

June 24, 2017 was the scene of a gorgeous wedding, it was the day my best friend became a wife to the man who makes her so incredibly happy  and I was so blessed to be the Matron of Honor
Here are some pictures to show you the day and for me to remember as many details as I can :)


The bride and I at the ceremony location for the rehearsal. 

Rehersal dinner and drinks at a restaurant where they had their first date 
My self, Groom's mother and Best man 

The stunningly gorgeous bride 

Driving to the ceremony 


Walking his baby girl down the aisle 


Matron of honor 

Making it official






With Ring bearer and flower girl 

Bride and her momma 

I loved their cake top- David( groom) was Iron Man, also included their two cats. So perfect 


First Dance 

Groom with Mom 

Bride with Dad 

It was the most perfect wedding even if the rain tried to ruin the day, Ashley thank you for allowing me the opportunity to stand beside you. 

xo, 
Terri 





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