Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday's Thirsts- A Few of My Christmas Wishes......

Thinking about how this year has been, financially I cannot get  any of the things I really want for myself! Maybe next year..but it never hurts to wish upon a star.... If there is a Secret Santa out there.. this is only Part 1 of my LIST! HA! 
Kate Spade Catherine Street Dot Print Pippa $348
Gucci flora ring in sterling silver $250

Trip to the Domincan Republic $1300
Mophie Juice Pack Helium $79.95


 
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for Kids $219.99(Of course for Nadia she already has an Ipad)

 
 
What do you like out of these?


 
 
 


 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

If I was a Boss!

If I was a boss, I would go cop this ring ASAP! I love Citrine! I love Tiffany! You cannot go wrong! Maybe with the price..... Too bad I am not a BOSS! Ha!



Tiffany Sparklers Citrine Ring $1400




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas DIY Project Plans

Ok I have always been creative. I have always loved the holidays! I have always been too busy to do my DIY projects or either too lazy! I have high hopes to try a few of these for myself and for Nadia.


A Peppermint Wreath

 


Decorative Wine Bottles

Ankle Bells


I want to do some cute gift wrapping with textures and colors!


All images are from BING and Google!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nadia's Stocking Stuffer Christmas Guide for Toddlers


Hey all!! So Christmas is around the corner and I am totally behind! This year has flown by and now Nadia needs stocking stuffers and gifts. Her gift guide is coming this week! I am an advocate for learning gifts in addition to the cute playful toys and knick-knacks.

Toddler Tambourine $8.29  at Amazon

 
Mini Light Designer $12.99 from Crayola
 




Baby Einstein Animal Discovery FlashCards $8.99 at Barnes and Nobles





 
Baby Lips Lip Balm from your local drugstore between $2-$4
Ilove this for myself but baby girl wants to be cute too! Its not harsh and it is cute tint!
 


 
 
 


 
Ginger and Liz Non-Toxic Nail Polish in Boss Lady $12 at Ginger and Liz
Nadia loves polish on nails and toes now! This is a vegan friendly and safe of harsh chemicals.
 
 
 


Crochet Legwarmers $15.00 from GigiCrochet Pops on Etsy
The cutest ever! Go favorite this seller on Etsy!




 
 
Tell me what you think! Did this help you at all for your little girl? Nadia may be getting all of these! I'm only being honest! 


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Plaid and Tartan Love

Monday, December 2, 2013

TOMS Booties- Desire of the Moment

If you don't know, you are about to know... We love TOMS. Not just because purchases help others but because of the comfort and cuteness you get with them! Check out these booties that I am loving!

Today is the last day to use $10 off of a $50 purchase using THANKFUL13



TOMS + Tabitha Simmons Red Cricket Desert Wedges



TOMS + Black Serpentine Desert Wedges



TOMS Suede Desert Wedges

 



Prelude to Anti-Gossip Campaign

Ok so I am in process of starting an anti-gossip campaign. You question why? What is that all about? I was unaware of how harsh gossip is and how it affects people's lives. It is like bullying in a sneakier form. I have been a victim and I admit I have indulged.  It seems harmless. At first, it's small chatter here and there. Not too much of a bother because I know that people will talk about anything and everything when they get the opportunity. Then additions are made, embellishments are created, ridicule expands, and private conversations amongst others go on without your knowledge.




People may say that this no BIG deal... but believe me it is. Engaging in idle talk and chatter about personal issues of others is wrong. We all have been involved in it even if we were not the ones spreading the "tea" as they say. It is hurtful. Not only to your spirit but to your self esteem, your family, and your reputation. But we as a society love to read about, tell about, and share the misfortunes, scandals, and failures of others.. You see we do- that is why the tabloids, and gossip magazines and shows are so popular and booming!

Sad thing is that most people believe that gossip is a way of social bonding. It is thought to build connections with people you have wanted to befriend but the opportunity never presented itself. Gossip usually involves love, relationships, sex and other issues that people don’t usually talk about openly. Additionally, gossip almost always causes pain and humiliation for the person it’s about. Sometimes people become suicidal becasue it is imposisble to ignore once it gets to a certain level.

Low and behold Miss Jones gets fired from her job after 25 years of great service and kind relationships. No one knows why she was fired but they cannot wait to call the other co-workers and share her misfortune as well as  add on the reasons they think she lost her job... Then the rumors begin.  She lost her job because she was stealing. Maybe she was watching porn. No it was because she was harassing children. Which none of this is the actual truth but variations of the truth. She wasn't stealing but she was asking for donations from peers because she had a gambling problem that her husband did not know of. Her addiction was not porn it was the casino. She was not harassing children- she was being moody and stressed from her losses; incapable of coping and they filed complaints.

Not saying that some gossip is not true... But the things being shared is not the business of others to share and comment on especially when the person of interest is not around. It is should not be a form of entertainement when we have been blessed with so many other talents, skills, and gifts. Lives, careers, and relationships have been ruined due to gossip. There is an old saying that one shouldn't try to defend oneself against slander; your enemies won't believe you anyway and your friends don't need to hear your defense.

In the workplace, at orientation, there aretraining  exercises that enforce that gossip is forbidden BUT it still happens. The book "Passing the Word" by Nancy Kurland and Lisa Pelled list the consequences of gossip in the workplace:
  • Lost productivity and wasted time,
  • Erosion of trust and morale,
  • Increased anxiety among employees as rumors circulate without any clear information as to what is fact and what isn’t,
  • Growing divisiveness among employees as people “take sides,"
  • Hurt feelings and reputations,
  • Jeopardized chances for the gossipers' advancement as they are perceived as unprofessional
  • Attrition as good employees leave the company due to the unhealthy work atmosphere. 
But outside of  the workplace: It can be even more detrimental.

Will you support the cause?
Will you stop if you are involved?
It is never too late.

You may be ignorant to the fact that you are even hurting people or doing anything of harm. You may think that the person deserves it. Whatever the case, don't bear vain hearsay. It ruins lives.

More to come. I promise. 


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Reflection on my birthday

If you know me, you know I am a sentimental sensitive. I have had a challenging year but I am ever so grateful for the ups and for the downs. You have to take what you gain and lose and learn and grow. Boy, have I learned a ton this year.


Time waits for no one. 10 years will come any way it goes. Do what you have to do to get to where you desire to be.

You will fail at some things you attempt. But when you do attempt, go in with the thought of a successful future....not second guessing yourself.  Give all failures a second chance if it means something to you.

Everyone who says they are your friend , are not. Friends never turn their back just because the going gets rough. Friends support and criticize you to your face not behind your back.

No one can take care of you if you do not take care of yourself. Sometimes you have to put your needs before all others. I am not good at that and I have ran myself into the ground.

Everyone you know will judge you even if they say they don't so you cannot worry yourself with the chatter.

Forgiveness does the body, heart, and mind good. No one is perfect. People will hurt you. You will hurt people. But forgiveness can shorten the length of pain and make you stronger. Dwelling and sulking will destroy you... if others don't forgive you, forgive yourself and keep it moving.

Everything ain't for everybody.

The best things in life are free: Love, forgiveness, caring, and comfort. You can go broke in search of happiness and this is all you need.


Happy 36th birthday to me! Smooches!



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Help needed! Traveling with a Toddler

Hey gang. So I am coming up on an upcoming trip where it will just be Nadia and I. We are flying but I have NEVER flown with her and when we have been on trips it has been all 3 of us. We usually do road trips and I know how cumbersome that can be at times with a baby/toddler! So I am reaching out to the mothers with toddlers on how to approach this and maintain patience while on 4 day trip away from her normal surroundings. 
So I am at loss for how I am to get hte car seat and the stroller and our luggage on board and how I travel with her through the airport... All of this is stressing me!

Please give me any pointers and tips that you can!

 

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