Morning Thoughts

I’m currently looking outside my window and see snow covering the grass. Morning thought it’s too early for snow already! Yet it’s pretty to look at for the moment. I never take for granted that I can see each snowflake falling from the sky. I didn’t exactly think that would be my morning thought on this autumn day!

As I’m typing this realizing your morning thought might be let me get these kids out the door for school on time. Please don’t let me get that phone call where one has forgotten something at home. Let me just have 5 minutes to enjoy my cup of coffee! Maybe that’s your morning thought of the day.

I’m quite sure this discussion could get quite hilarious with all of your responses. Some might say please let me leave the house with matching shoes on. Where are my keys? Why am I the only one who everyone seems to think I know where everything is in this house?! What’s for dinner?

For some maybe today it might be TGIF!

Happy Friday!


Good Morning!

Happy Saturday! Do you have 5 minutes to chat it up for a few? I’m sure many of you are busy as summer comes to an end. At the same time, the school year has begun in many households. You’re getting back to regular weekly routines. I tend to like routines mainly just helps me to be more organized and it’s good for my mindset. Just something about the beginning of the school year that makes me want to get more organized and focused in my life. How about yourself…do you find a time in your life that makes you want to make some changes?

You might make changes for your family. Since it’s the beginning of the school year some changes might be to help your child/children to be more prepared and ready for school. What about changes you’re making for yourself? We all can take a self-inventory and reflect on some improvements we can make for our overall well-being.

For me, I want to get more out of my comfort zone. It’s an opportunity to shine my light and I never want to miss an opportunity to provide encouragement and hope to someone. My faith is very important to me and I don’t want fear to hinder me.

Just my food for thought on this lovely Saturday morning!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Rise and Shine!

Good Morning! Happy Friday! Let’s go to your favorite coffee shop and how about a end of the week chat. I’ll get a blueberry muffin and a bottle water. I only like my coffee in a delicious baked good.(hahaha)

I hope your week has been blessed and less stress. You could be laughing at the less stress part. Probably a majority of people reading this might be laughing at the less stress part. I truly do mean that for you. Life can get very hectic at times. It’s awesome to be around people that try to create an environment that maybe right now it’s very busy yet they make it enjoyable. Laughs can go a long way during a very busy time. You learn to appreciate people like that in your life.

It could be a busy work week or just a lot going on at home. A friend takes time just to stop by and have a chat. You might even go out to lunch. I don’t know about you but that makes such a big difference in life. A good friend or friends that you can just be yourself laugh as loud as you want or even cry if need be.

As we head out the door at the coffee shop take time to shine your light where ever you might go throughout the day.

Be Bleesed!


Christmas In July!

Good Afternoon, on this lovely Sunday afternoon. I would say get your favorite beverage and have a chat with me. Maybe your like me and about to have Sunday dinner. In that case, I’ll have whatever you’re having for dinner. Right now I’m smelling the aroma of country style ribs in the crockpot. I would love to take credit but the credit goes to my wonderful mother. Now the corn on the cob and sweet potatoes I’ll take credit for those two.

Thank you for inviting me to your dinner table for a Sunday chat. The topic of discussion one of my favorite themes in the year “Christmas In July”! Yes, this theme brings joy to my heart! I’m looking forward to the holiday season. Now is a great time to think about how to prepare for the holiday season. I’ll be honest right now I’m just enjoying the Christmas movies on a well-known network. Now I’m thinking about how to decorate for Christmas this year with a slight possibility to shop early for gifts. Do you travel during the holidays to see family and friends? Do you have a special place you go to during the holidays? I would love to go to New York that’s on my bucket list. I want to see the window displays and see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. The list is a lot longer but those are on the top of the list.

I have a new love for making ornaments. The rustic ornaments are fun to make and a great project to do with your kids or a group of people. Do you have an ornament that you have kept over the years? I made a snowman ornament many, many years ago and it’s probably one of my favorites!

Of course, I can’t forget about Christmas cookies. One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. I don’t know there is something about finding the perfect recipe. Just going into the kitchen and putting all the ingredients together. Flour possibly flying around when I turn on the mixer. My nephew and I arguing over the simplest of things trying to make cookies. My sous chef that gave me his retiring notice last year.(lol) Yet he will always have those memories of baking cookies with his Aunt Ivy. I wouldn’t trade those days for nothing. Hopefully this year I’ll have a new sous chef in the kitchen with me to create new memories. I’m sure my nephew will make his way in the kitchen to sample one of our cookie creations.

Thank you for inviting me to your dinner table for a chat.

Happy Christmas In July!



Good Morning!

Good Morning! Grab your favorite beverage to drink in the morning. Let’s take a few minutes to chit-chat this beautiful sun-shining day!

You may wonder what’s the topic at hand today. Hmmm….being joyful! You ever experience a time in your life that you felt pure joy. For some of you maybe it was your wedding day and that feeling deep in your soul that you married the love of your life. The moment that you held your newborn baby in your arms and tears begin to fill your eyes. Pure Joy!

I myself was overcome with joy recently just thinking about the future and knowing good things are ahead in my life. Truly realizing the blessings that I’ve received recently and through the years. My heart is full of gratitude, hope, and love.

As you sip on your favorite beverage just think about the times in your life that’s brought great joy to you. Share your story with someone that needs some encouragement in their life. It does the heart good to share stories of how God has blessed us in our lives. For me it’s the blessings after a storm that I’ve been through in my life. God kept me and saw me through it and really never stopped blessing me. I’m not the only one who has a story or testimony to share.

As I end this blog and you enjoy another sip of coffee, tea, orange juice or smoothie let a smile appear on your face as you think about those joyful times in life.

Be Blessed!


Check-in On Your Goals

Do you ever get tired of setting the same goal year after year? Maybe having a moment of why am I not striving to achieve this particular goal. Well that’s what is on my mind right now. I’ve always had an interest in nutrition and fitness. Yet, do I actually incorporate this in my life. Long Pause…..

I enjoy working out when I ACTUALLY workout. Yet wonder why I don’t make this a daily habit in my life. I prayed for change in my life this year and let’s just say God has been answering my prayer. Now it’s time to make the change pertaining to my health. I have some work to do in this area of my life.

What goal do you have in your life that you keep putting off or a goal that you tried but gave up on. Maybe an interest you have yet never truly discover. For instance, my interest in nutrition and fitness yet I never discover it for myself or didn’t fully give it my all.

I will update you when I accept truly discovering my passion for nutrition and fitness.



You ever have those moments in life where you just stop and savor the moment. Life is full of ups and downs. We all know this its no big secret. Recently I just stopped for a moment and counted my blessings. I must say that is one of my favorite songs as well! This particular moment or moments was being thankful for my family. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day taking place these last couple of months. I had a moment where I wouldn’t trade that moment (memory) for anything. God has brought my family a mighty long way through the years. Tears of joy and also tears of sadness. Thank you God for making us a close-knit family. Sunday morning comes along I know what each of us are doing praising and worshipping God!
When you’re going through something in life. Remember to reflect on those times in life where your heart was filled with love. For me I love my family but recognize the goodness of God in my life. Even through really tough times God got me through each and everyday. A unexpected blessing comes my way when I’ve been through something difficult. I have nothing but love and adoration towards God. Let your heart be open to feel God’s presence in your life. God is so Good!
Be Blessed!