Reflecting on the week Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sometimes we should just take a moment to reflect on the day, week, month, etc. today, I’m reflecting back on this past week and I’m realizing how irritated I get at particular events or things. 

The dirty dishes in the sink is always going to be there because obviously no one else will wash it. So instead of getting angry that it’s not being washed, just wash it!!

My husband complained at how dirty my car is. Usually I wash it when he’s out and about on Saturday mornings. Today, he’s not feeling so well, so it’s obviously not getting washed. So if it annoys him that it’s not washed, he should wash it!!

On my way home from work yesterday, there was crazy traffic in an area that doesn’t normally have any traffic. It made me think, if you don’t like sitting in traffic, get off the road and stop driving. Seriously! Road rage is a real thing and sometimes avoidance is a good thing!!

The last few nights, I’ve woken up with cramps in my feet. Usually it means I drank too much caffeine and not enough water. I haven’t had caffeine so it must be not enough water! It’s a goal every. Single. Day. to drink more water. And I rarely ever do. What should I do? Drink. More. Water. It’s that simple!!

Change management. It’s a good thing!! Stop letting the realities of each day controlbur day! Change one thing every day to make your better tomorrows! 

And as I often do, reflecting on yesterday’s goals:

  • S.O.A.P. journal for Ephesians 1 – did not open my Bible
  • Business 5/5/5 – 1/3/0
  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ – 26oz
  • Entertain our friends for dinner (which includes making an entree, rice, and providing something else would be nice) – canceled due to a couple people being sick
  • Read 30-min (should not be difficult since our network is down at work 😳 –  done! 1 chapter Knight Kyle, 1 chapter Booked

And on to today’s goals, some I’ve started already (is that cheating?):

  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ 
  • S.O.A.P. journal in Ephesians 1
  • Hand wash some tops
  • Clean the bathtubs πŸ›€ 
  • Flag football final game and pot luck
  • Read 30-min

Frenzy Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! According to my desk calendar, today is the Battle of Puebla Day. I heard something on the radio about that but I wasn’t paying quite enough attention to hear what it’s all about. Care to share? My network is down here at work and I can’t seem to get into anything πŸ™„

Anyway, yesterday’s goals were a little over the top, haha:

  • Drink 32oz of water πŸ’¦ (that’s my water bottle size) – I drank about 26oz
  • Spend $0 – spent $0!! βœ”οΈ
  • Lunchtime devotions – ate lunch, but zero devotions πŸ™„
  • Read 30-min – done! I actually read about an hour βœ”οΈ
  • Complete a S.O.A.P. journal in my war binder from Ephesians 1 – eeek! Didn’t do this yet πŸ™ˆ
  • Write a book review for Eyes Wide Open – I started a review and had writers block & didn’t get very far
  • Copy my review for Mediterranean Love Plan into Goodreads and Amazon – done! It’s all finally posted βœ”οΈ

Now it’s a new day. Friday!! Yayday!! We have some friends from church coming for dinner. It’ll be a good time to get to know them a little better. I think we should do these more often. It’ll help keep the house cleaned, too! πŸ˜‚

Goals to accomplish today:

  • S.O.A.P. journal for Ephesians 1
  • Business 5/5/5
  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ 
  • Entertain our friends for dinner (which includes making an entree, rice, and providing something else would be nice)
  • Read 30-min (should not be difficult since our network is down at work 😳

When breaking down the weekly goals into daily smaller goals, it makes life a little easier. I think actually writing it all down helps. 

I’m a check-off-the-list person, so seeing those check marks equals happiness πŸ˜€ in my eyes!! Who doesn’t love accomplishing things, right??

Celebrate the check marks!! πŸŽ‰ Do something fun when each item is checked and when it’s all checked off!! πŸ’ƒπŸ»

What are your Friday goals??

May the Fourth be with you; Thursday, May 4, 2017 goalsΒ 

Every year I get to May 5 and totally forget about May the 4th. πŸ™„ so glad I caught it this morning! I don’t know why it’s so significant though! 

It’s cute, I’ll admit that. 

Okay so now that we’ve covered “heart” yesterday and I shared about setting goals on Facebook (feel free to follow me on FB), let’s set some goals for today:

  • Drink 32oz of water πŸ’¦ (that’s my water bottle size)
  • Spend $0
  • Lunchtime devotions
  • Read 30-min
  • Complete a S.O.A.P. journal in my war binder from Ephesians 1
  • Write a book review for Eyes Wide Open
  • Copy my review for Mediterranean Love Plan into Goodreads and Amazon

Those are big goals for the day. But not impossible! 

Word of the day Wednesday, May 3, 2017

There was a time in my life where growing my vocabulary was important. Learning a new word a day, make a new friend every day, reach a goal a day. Whatever it is to do each day, it’s so hard to stick to, right?!

Here, I’ll do a word of the day on Wednesdays. I totally meant to start this last week πŸ™ˆ don’t judge!! 

Anyway the Word of the Day today is:


A heart is more than the organ in your body that pumps blood through your circulatory system. It is also an emotion or feeling. 

For the purpose of today’s Word of the Day, I’m focusing on the emotional “heart”. For example, He plays soccer with all his heart. It’s like when he plays soccer he gives it all he has. It’s the same for other sports, music, whatever activity you might love. 

Another way to explain it is when we do or say something from our heart. When it’s from the heart, it’s encouraging and compassionate. 

“Heart” has been a focus in my life in many ways and from various places. I’ve read about something called a “heart drop”, which is when someone says something that means a lot to them and you remember it when it means the most. For example, when your coworker mentions how his anniversary is next week Tuesday and you give him a Happy Anniversary card. It shows you remembered and you thought about the importance of this day. Sometimes it might be a gift for your spouse or best friend. 

Another time the “heart” came to my life recently was at church. We’ve been covering Building Successful Relationships and the “heart” is the root of what we do and say. 

And again, just yesterday, my son comes home with these random baseball cards. It’s no popular players or really worth anything, but he says, “Mommy, I got these cards for Daddy because his baseball cards were lost.” He’s so sweet he thought of his Daddy when someone gave him random baseball cards. And to think he remembered this fact that was discussed months ago. Now THAT was a real HEART DROP if I ever experienced one! I’m a proud  mama of a child who has heart! 😍
Now to turn this into a goal for the day:

  • Find something that someone says that can turn into a heart conversation or action in the next week. 

It’s Finally Friday, April 28, 2017 goals for this last workday in April

It’s finally Friday!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ƒ

I have been looking forward to today not because it’s the last day of the month, but because we are sharing about our business on Sunday!! It’s super exciting!! 😁

There’s a lot to do before Sunday, like:

  • Clean the house
  • Rearrange my son’s bedroom so he has more play space (please note, I did not say more floor space for stuff…)
  • Figure out what’s for snack for Sunday’s event

And more importantly, goals for TODAY:

  • Drink water πŸ’¦ 
  • Read for self-development
  • Pay the rent!
  • Gas up the car (this can wait until tomorrow, but there’s lots of driving expected on this little island this weekend)
  • Smile!! πŸ˜ƒ

No matter what’s happening in your life, God is so much bigger πŸ˜‰ Jesus sat at the right hand of the Father. He said “It is finished…” There’s nothing more to worry about because it’s all written and Jesus is victorious! In your moments of frustration or distress, remember that God’s got you πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Thankful Thursday, April 27, 2017 goals for the day

Last night I was reading a book called Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. It was on Kindle Unlimited and a friend recommended it. I have successfully read two chapters πŸ˜‚, but it’s been an AMAZING two chapters. So last nights reading Elroy mentioned being gracious. Having a journal to start your day and for 10 minutes, just write what you’re thankful for. 

There was a time in my life when I did this regularly. But I didn’t do it first thing in the morning. This is something I need to start waking up early to start doing. Start my Miracle Mornings with gettjngbup an hour earlier every day to read, pray, learn, exercise, and just plan the day ahead. 

I am thankful for getting some sleep last night, even though it was scattered and I woke up every 90-min or so. It was an unusually strange night of weird dreams and the urge to pee. 😜 My mother used to say if u have a bad dream, it’s because u need to wake up to pee. No one ever said why I’d have to do that 5 times in one night 😳

Anyhow, what are you grateful for?

My goals of the day:

  • Watch the training video from yesterday that my friend posted regarding the crazy business activities these last few days of the month
  • Get a free chai latte from Starbucks using the freebie coupon they gave me a few months ago
  • Flag football practice
  • Make garlic chicken for dinner
  • Read 30-min
  • And let’s not forget to drink some water πŸ’¦ 

Teamwork Tuesday, April 25, 2017

If you want anything done, you need a team to help you! πŸ˜ƒ Didn’t think I would say that one did ya? πŸ˜‚

Well, it’s true, if I want my son to get ready for school in the morning, he needs to work with me like we’re a team! These days, I give him His share of tasks to do other than changing his clothes and eating his breakfast! Now he needs to help me actually get his lunch ready! 😱 Shucks, you need to help do something for yourself! Don’t give me any attitude because if you do, no snacks in your lunch! Aw, man! 

And for my business, I have a team. We don’t do anything on our own really because we always have support from others!! If you were to join my team, for example, I would walk you through everything and help to explain everything. It’s good to jump in and learn as you go! It’s what I did, too! I love having the support and encouragement from my team, no matter how long they’ve been in business! We can all help one another as we go along!

Have you ever tried to do everything yourself? It’s exhausting, isn’t it?? When you have a team of people to lift you up and encourage and guide your steps, life gets so much easier!!

So what do you say? How is your team helping you reach your goals?

Motivation Monday, April 24, 2017 goals

What motivates you to do what you do? Throughout life, we are thrown various curveballs and these all affect our motivation. In other words, our motivation today may not be the same as last week or next month. So focus on what’s motivating you to do what you do TODAY??

My main motivation has been to spend more time with my family, particularly my son. He’s what keeps me going, what drives me crazy, helps me to stay on the right path, and I am motivated to provide for him a better life than a year ago or even than what I had. It’s what we do as parents, right? Try to make our children’s lives better than our own, or what we thought we had. 

My husband and I both work full time outside the home and I have my own business. We are fairly active with our church and I try to be that active parent at our son’s school. My mother was always participating in activities for my school, so I should, too, right? At least that’s the mentality I grew up with. If you want to make a difference, you need to teach ur kids what it means to step outside your own life. There’s more to life than just what is in your bubble!

Okay, so after quite a busy weekend (it seems every weekend is full of activity!), I have narrowed down my goals for the day:

  • Watch & take notes from Manna Church Hawaii service from 2/19/2017
  • Read & journal from Ephesians study Lesson 2
  • Watch You Are Free Week 2 video
  • Complete Week 2 You Are Free study
  • Read  Chapter 2 of Listen Love Repeat
  • Drink 32oz of water πŸ’¦ 
  • Business goal: 5/5/5


I think this is a bit overwhelming. Had I not had a full time job I could accomplish all this before lunch 😳 However, this isn’t my case right now, so I do what I can with the time I’ve got. I need goals to work toward!

Why do I focus so much on my time with God? The reason is simple, He’s my Creator and has my life already planned. So why not trust in Him and what He has to teach me? 

Have a blessed day!

Sensitive Skin Saturday, April 22, 2017

Now that we’re halfway through the day, let’s get some time sharing about the one organ many of us take advantage of, some of us are embarrassed of it, others use it as a canvas, and all of us have it! It’s SKIN!!

What do you love or not like about your skin? What if I could help you love the skin even more than you already do??

Saturday’s will now be about skincare, because we all have it, whether we like it or not. It’s springtime, summer is near, the weather is warming up, and more and more people are wearing lighter clothing and starting to show more skin, right? The sleeves get shorter and we are starting to switch to shorts rather than long pants. I feel you, whatever you can do to make yourself cooler and not overheat, yes?

Let’s focus today on dry, irritated skin because winter tends to dry out our skin with those heaters running. If you can write on your arms or legs with your nails, your skin is definitely dry! It can feel itchy and irritating. 

There’s two things I suggest, a great Body Moisturizer and if you are experiencing facial skin sensitivities like eczema, psoriasis, redness, or your face is just sensitive to anything and everything, I suggest a clinically proven regimen for sensitive skin.

Shameless plug here: I have an amazing Body Moisturizer and a sensitive skin regimen that I can get in your hands (πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ & πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, soon to be in πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί) to help you with these skin dryness and irritations. 

Let me tell you, my Body Moisturizer is great to apply after a shower. It’s not super thick and not watered down. It feels great to the touch and a little goes a long way. It is not scented and adds great moisture to my skin. 

The sensitive skin regimen has helped my friend’s daughter’s eczema to practically disappear as it moisturizers her skin. I’ve also used it on my 8 year old son for his sunburn last summer and the pain from the sunburn about disappeared in a few hours. I’ve also used it when I burned my finger while cooking! 

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It’s Aloha🌺 Friday, no work til Monday!! April 21, 2017 goals for the day

🎢 It’s Aloha Friday, no work til Monday…doo doo be doo, doo doo be doo be doo be doo be doo 🎢 

Yes, that’s an actual song for those of you who didn’t grow up in Hawaii. Here’s a YouTube link: https://youtu.be/yZjDPAzx_I8

I love that song. It totally sets the mood for the day!! Just knowing it’s Aloha Friday is an AWESOME feeling!! πŸ˜ƒπŸŒΊ

Okay, so I didn’t do as much as I wanted yesterday. Maybe my goals are a little over the top, haha πŸ˜‚. So let’s see about today:

  • Read 30-min πŸ“– 
  • Help out with bento distribution for BINGO night 🍱
  • Attend and enjoy BINGO night
  • Drink 32oz of water πŸ’¦