Thursday, July 30, 2020

5 years

Tomorrow marks 5 years that I have been a MOPS volunteer. I have been involved with MOPS for a total of 9 years. And let me tell you, I absolutely LOVE it. MOPS has been such a huge part of my life and I will probably never not be a part of it.

After I got divorced and I met Abe, he introduced me to a new church. I loved it, so we became members and I quickly found out about MOPS. I joined and it was such a great experience for me. I got to meet some new people and the kiddo went to child care while I spent 2 hours enjoying adult momma time. It was great. I joined the leadership team shortly after joining and the following year I became coordinator. After I was done coordinating, I became a MOPS ministry coach. After that I became a community coach. I coached my groups and a few other coaches. After that I became a Special Projects Volunteer. I basically do all the things for our Facebook group and I create our event registration pages and Facebook event pages. I help in any way I can. I love it. I also help moderate the MOPS Coordinators group. I usually will approve posts and I am in charge of approving ladies to enter the group. It keeps me busy, but I love it.

I can't believe that 5 years on the volunteer team has gone by so quickly! In honor of my 5 years, I am going to the link to donate to MOPS. If you feel led, consider donating to MOPS. Your donation could be distributed a number of different ways. You could choose to use your donation for general, which would be used where most needed to support groups and moms. You could choose to donate to the International side, which would support the expansion of MOPS outside the US. Or you could choose to donate to the scholarship side, which would make MOPS accessible for groups and moms who can't afford participation fees. What a wonderful gift your donation would make. If you feel led to donate, please click here.

If you are interested in joining MOPS, please comment below. It is a great resource for mom's with kids from birth to kindergarten. In our MOPS, every other week we either had craft or a speaker. It was such an amazing thing as a mom to experience. And I love my MOPS friends. I have made some wonderful friendships from my time with MOPS. I can help you find a group near you.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Morning or Night

Are you a morning or a night person? Why?


It is very rare these days if I can stay up past 11. I am constantly on the go and now that I work out most days, by 9 I am ready to get my things done to go to bed. I usually go to bed between 9:30 and 10:30.

I get up most days between 6 and 8. On the weekends I would love to sleep in more, but in our new house we have a skylight that lets the light in. We will get a shade for it at some point, but for now, I get up and start my day.

I am not a napper either, so that really sucks!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Who is your best friend from your home town?

I am the 2nd kid from the right in this picture and my best friend Heather is the 3rd kid from the right. We have been friends since we were 2. Man... this year makes 38 years of us being a part of each others lives. I can not be more thankful for this person. She has been through thick and thin with me... from age 2 to age 40. I can not imagine a life without her in it.

Monday, July 20, 2020

If you were given $10,000, what would you spend it on?

I think the first thing I would do is spend a lot of it on a new wardrobe for ALL of us. Myself, my husband and both the kids. We are all changing and we all need things, but money comes and goes and we just can't go get a lot of stuff for all of us all the time.

And then after that, I would probably spend whatever is left over and spend a little on a vacation for our little family and then the rest would go into savings.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Things you wish you learned when you were in high school...

that would help you more in the future...

I think the biggest would be handing my finances. The knowledge of starting a savings for your retirement, making sure to start a normal savings for emergencies... using a check register...

Also, cooking. I never watched my momma cook. She is an excellent cook, but I was never interested in watching her cook, so I learned the hard way. On my own. Ha!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Color Street Fun

I have found something that I absolutely LOVE. I have always had short nails. I figured I would always have them since my past history with trying to grow my nails out was never a good one. My nails were always so thin they would break all the time. 

Well, I found something that works for me and my nails are (for the first time in my life) growing and are growing strong. I no longer have brittle weak nails. I have strong thriving nails and I love it. 

Almost 3 weeks ago my friend Shauna told me that she started selling Color Street Nail Strips. I have tried Jamberry nail stickers before and wasn't a huge fan. I figure since she was a friend starting out in her nail business, I would support her and order. I bought 3 sets of stickers and I got one free. 

The following week the Patriotic nails came out and I got those as well. I bought 3 and got 1 free. This was before I even tried my first strip! I got the first ones I had bought and did my own nails. I did my first set while on a zoom call that lasted an hour. I spent the hour cleaning up my cuticles and applying my first set. No heat required. Since my nails were short, I was able to cut my strips in half. So, no only did I do my first manicure set with them, I have a 2nd set waiting for future use. 

I loved them. My nails looked so good. No smudges, no chips, no peeling... it was amazing. I think my first nail chipped around day 7, but I broke a part of my nail off, so I think that is why it chipped. I changed the out on day 8. Not because they looked bad, but because I got my Patriotic ones and wanted Stars and Stripes for the 4th of July. And then 8 days later I wanted to try a new set, so I changed it up. It is so new, it's fun to have new nail color on. I will get to the point where I wait longer... But, for now... I am having a blast. 

Because I love them so much, I have decided to have a nail party. It is all done on Facebook. If you are my friend on FB, let me know and I can add you to the group. If not and would like to check these awesome strips out, click here. My party is going from July 17 through July 25th. They even have buy 3 get 1 free. Except for the french manicure. That is buy 1, get 1 free. 

I am so amazed by how well they work. One day I will sign up to sell them and be able to benefit from that, but for now... I will use my friend. 

Let me know if you have any questions... 

Monday, July 13, 2020

What is your biggest dream?

My biggest dream is to get to my goal weight.

I have been working very hard at this over the past year and a half and I will continue to work on this until I reach my goal weight. I just can not wait to be at my goal weight and my body feel so much better.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

What is the oldest thing you own?

The oldest thing that I own is my baby book and school book my momma kept for me. I love going through those and looking back on the memories of when I was a baby and in school.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

If you could eliminate anything from your daily routine...

What would it be?

I think the one thing I would eliminate if I could, would be to get rid of doing clothes. It isn't necessarily the washing and drying of clothes, but it is the folding and putting away that gets me...