"Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before."
-Erich Fromm-

20 August, 2010

Happy 101..

I've come to terms with the fact that yes, I am getting older... but forgetting little things at 25.. now that's just a tad bit ridiculous! :) The reason i mention this is because a loo-ong while back, Megan of Kitschy Suburbia tagged me for a Blog Award! Isn't she sweet?! 

Well, i finally got around to remembering and figured i would take some time to do my part of the deal! 


The Rules:
1. Post who gave you this award
2. State 10 Things you like
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment

 
10 Things I Like (in no particular order):
1. SHOES!!! A girl can NEVER have enough shoes…(shopping)
2. FOOD! It’s my passion and desire…
3. MUSIC!!! It’s the fuel to my soul…
4. My Family!!! They are my rock…They keep me sane and drive me insane (if that makes sense)
5. Mi Amor!!! We’ve had our little quarrels, but he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me… and might I add how SEXY he is! Plus, he’s the only type of chocolate I like!
6. My BFF!!! She and I are somewhat similar. It’s sort of creepy in an awesome way!!
7. New York Yankees!!! I’m a die hard fan… and I don’t think that’ll ever change.
8. Writing!!! It heals my heart and soothes my mind! 2 for 1... You can’t beat that!
9. Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory!! It’s my all time favorite. I try and watch it every Saturday morning.
10. 40’s and 50’s era!! It was the epitome of Class! Did I mention… ALL the men and women were strikingly gorgeous?!

The Bloggers (Again, in no particular Order):

Now it's your turn... 
Hope this finds you all richly Blessed! :)

19 August, 2010

They Light Up!

Remember those light up shoes when you were a kid? I do. And I also remember Dad thinking they were the stupidest invention EVER...And unfortunately, I NEVER got a pair.

BUT...Check these out:
Jimmy Choo Neon Light Up Heels


Can you say gorgemous?! These black patent-leather and suede, open-toe Zappa sandals have a five inch high neon-yellow heel and a one inch neon-pink platform which lights up. It is powered by a non-chargeable battery embedded in the shoe, which lasts for approximately 100 hours of continuous use.

I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!! AND...I WANT!!

Jimmy Choo, you just made this grown woman extremely happy!

And this time... I don't need Dad's permission. Although... they do sell for some $2,495.00+... break out the piggy bank!!!!

16 August, 2010

Blah,,, It's Monday!

Good Evening Purpose Filled people! I hope your weekends went well. For me, the weekend was a blur, but a very relaxing blur. Saturday Morning i awoke to the smell of French Toast...Thanks to my Daddy...he never forgets what his little girls favorite breakfast is!! [SN: i finally learned his recipe!!!] the rest of the weekend was all around... calm and relaxing! 

I've had a lot on my mind as of lately... And I tend to stress over little things that are literally of no importance. Often times I find myself struggling to maneuver over the mountain...a mountain that serves no purpose, or so i think. When all our struggles leave us winded, gasping for air an unable to speak...it is then that we are at long last able to stop and listen to God's voice breaking through the clouds of adversity. And it is so refreshing to know that he always has my back! 

On a less serious note... I wanted to share all the LOVELY food I(and the family) indulged in this weekend and this evening. =0) Remember to wipe the drool afterward...
Crunchy Munch
Cowboy
Good 'ol California Roll(bottom) and Tuna Roll(Top)

Fried Catfish w/ Roasted Potatoes
Fire Grilled Trout w/ Grilled Corn and Roasted Potatoes
Sesame Duck
Posole
Lemon Bars

I'm Sure you can tell which dishes I prepare, as they aren't as fancy, but they are tasty all the same! 


Tomorrow we have a potluck at work and I'm headed to the kitchen to prepare some Stuffed Strawberries... wish me luck!! 

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I leave you all with my prayer...

God, help me to remember your success is mine. My fear is disabled by your presence. I will wait on you, for things that are worthwhile don't... come instantly. In due season, we shall reap.
[Psalm 27]

13 August, 2010

A Parents Love

 This morning... I had the opportunity to watch a video. And for the first time in a long while... I actually shed a tear.
 
I shed the tear because I realized how I have failed to mention my love for my parents. I shed the tear, because I haven't properly stated how grateful I am for them taking time out of their lives to mold me into the woman I am today.
 
I can remember when I was young(er) and all the mistakes I made. And all the problems I caused. Yet, my Dad and Mom would ALWAYS mention how much they loved me. They have made MANY sacrifices along this journey to raise me. To love them in spite of their "imperfections" is sometimes difficult to do, but definitely worth it. During what parent's now-a-days would call "time out", I was made to write out a certain scripture, however many times my Mom would state.... And I will NEVER, ever forget what it has done to my heart and the appreciation I have for the parents God has blessed me with.
 
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land." Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.                                                                                                  Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV
 
The power of love of the parents rises above distance. It overcomes distance and connects. No matter how old a child is, parents still look out for them so if even children are adults, parents are still concerned for their well being. If you view your parents as your loving allies, it will improve your relationship with them tremendously.
 
Love is the basic ingredient which forms the basis of all life on earth.
 
Be Blessed!
 
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11 August, 2010

The BIG 2-5....


B-DAY!!!!

Though i don't feel older... I'm not liking the fact that i am getting there. It's a scary thought, knowing eventually I'll be an old skipper. Talk about depressing!!!! =0) 


Although... i do thank God EVERYDAY for giving me another chance at life... there's nothing like waking up to face another day... and no matter how hard I think my life is, there will always be another who has it far worse. So, why not celebrate?!?!?! 


Hope i don't bore you with the pics... I had such an awesome weekend!!


Creme Brulee from Cathleen
Roses from Monica          
Roses from The Family
Yankees Apron and Cookbook from BFF and her brother
MY FAV: My 1st pair of Louboutins from BFF's MOM!
1 of many desserts...
BFF, not enthused, but looking FLY!
Another dessert!
Mimosas and Strawberry Shortcake + a Cheesy smile!
US!
#1 Gift to myself!
#2 Gift to myself!



There were many more pictures, but it's late and i didn't have a chance to load them. And now my eyelids are slowly finding their way down my eye balls... So, Buenos Noches to all and Many Blessings to you and yours.

YOU...

There's no point in "trying" to please other people if you haven't mastered loving who you are!

Self-Contentment needs to run rampant amongst us all... God made you who you are for a reason. Accept you and NEVER let it go!!!

04 August, 2010

Summer Blues...

It's Wednesday already... where is this year going?

Lately I've had a case of the Summer Blues. I'm not a fan of hot weather...Point. Blank. Period! I would rather it be 30 degrees than 104degrees. In the Winter, you get to bundle up and wear cute boots and jackets, but in the summer you can only strip down so much. And personally, I'm not the strip down kinda gal.

Speaking of stripping down, I've been participating in the 30 day Shred along with the BFF and we are happy to say... WE ARE SHREDDING!!! Jillian Michaels is NO JOKE! and might i add, although i am skinny... i am so-o out of shape. The last time i worked my knees this much was during Softball season...and i am dying (due to LCL and ACL strains). I'm trying to get to the point where my knees are strong enough to carry me through kick boxing classes, which are a part of my bucket list I've written up.

Has anyone else tried the 30 Day Shred? P90x? Insanity? Any workout programs that are giving you insane changes?? I would love to hear stories.

Anyway... since I've been back on my health binge...i decided i wanted to make something hearty, but healthy. I browsed through a bunch of recipe sites and nothing sounded interesting enough to me. So-o... i decided i would browse blog recipes and I came across this recipe from Mrs. Bettie Rocker's Blog: Chicken With Rosemary Butter Sauce! 


The BFF's cousin said this looked disgusting, but obviously he doesn't see the same thing i do! This recipe was DELICIOUS!!! I would make it over and over again...

I am off to conquer the rest of my evening and face Jillian Michaels, AGAIN... Tomorrow i turn 1/4 of a century... SCARY!!
"...Fear not, for I have redeemed you; have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God..." ▪Isaiah 43:1-3▪