Friday, March 30, 2012

Five of my Favorite Things

Our home if FULL of LOVE...AKA a petting zoo

we will miss you and LOVE you FOREVER!


I was planning a "five favorite things" post to close this week.  As I started thinking of what "really"makes me happy and all these fur babies are on my mind!  We lost our maltese Lizzy a couple of weeks ago  It is as difficult as people try to explain it is when they experience the death of an animal. My husband who traveled
 with her was so upset he had to stay in a hotel as it was just too painful to stay in his home away from home without her:)!

He explained to me he wanted to rescue a dog and needed to do it right away.  I understand as we are all mourning and it is such a huge hole to try to fill.  Enter Cowboy.  We went to The Big Dog Rescue Ranch and met this beautiful Chocolate Lab and right away knew he was ours:)  It is going to take a BIG dog to help heal from the loss of our little angel.  Looks like Cowboy is up for the challenge:)

I love that we were able to rescue this amazing animal who ended up homeless!  He was dropped off in the middle of the night with a note the family could no longer afford to keep him:)!

From our little petting zoo to you...
Have a GREAT weekend!

live your your life

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Moving Forward

I love this message!  SO much time from SO many people is wasted on what if, should have been, could have been, and other negative thoughts.  The past is not meant to be fretted over, it is meant to be moved on from.  You have probably heard it before but the only gift we truly have is the "present.  The past is over and the future is not a promise.

I do not know if anyone can relate, but life does not always turn out exactly like we hoped, planned, or "intended".  My life has gone in some directions I never envisioned yet I KNOW I am exactly where I am intended to be. We are faced with a decision each moment to enjoy where we are OR waste this moment living in the past or the future.  I choose to have peace and through my faith I am able to enjoy each and every road I travel.

When I opened my boutique I thought I would have my shop forever.  Just like when I married my husband he thought he would operate his families orange groves forever.  Neither turned out to be true!  My husband and his family lost the fruit in the groves due to citrus canker and in turn the business and all the land is a mess.  He found himself fighting a HUGE fight of he said she said as everyone needs someone to blame when things go south:(  When I made the decision to close my shop it was really just because I missed my family and no longer wanted to miss my kids "everything" to be running a small business!  Little did I know all of these things happened so that we could get to where we are today:)  You know the saying "everything happens for a reason"  SO TRUE!

I live SO much more peacefully when I do not have to figure everything out and can put my faith in God.  I trust his plan for my life and therefore I am able to enjoy the gift that is...THE PRESENT!

So...Don't look back...we are not going that way!  Put your eyes on the lord and he will handle the details in his time:)

live your your life

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Keep your focus UP!

I LOVE my drive each weekday morning taking my kids to school.  As I cruise along the ocean in Palm  Beach calling out spelling words we always take a moment to look at the beautiful sunrise:)  Each day I am reminded to keep my eyes, my heart, and my focus UP!  This is where the answers flow, the joy comes, and true love resides.  So many times we get bogged down and caught up in our own minds and do not focus on what is truly important.  We think we can come up with answers on our own. We look down in a tizzy franticly searching for answers or peace that do not seem to come...hello frustration!!!!  Take a DEEP breath and focus on GOD, he will calm you mind and show you the way:)

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.  2 Corinthians 1:4

live your your life

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

AHHH! blog identity crisis!

I keep avoiding posting because the premiss of the blog is fashion and although I am a total fashion fan... it seems SO unimportant to me in the scheme of my life at the moment!  Now do not think I have lost it!!!  I still love to put myself together each day and I am always seeking chic finds. I am in a new place in my life where I have discovered the secret to looking fabulous is feeling fabulous.

I have taken a huge leap of faith and put my trust and faith in Jesus to guide me to my bigger vision and WOW has he showed up in my life in  a BIG way!!  I prayed that he would change me to make me the women he made me to be and that was that.  He came into my life and EVERYTHING changed!!!

I am still called to ALL things Fabulous.  First my FAITH, fitness, fashion, food, and far away places.

The only thing is they are different healthier foods, a lot more fitness, new places where I have been called (thinking family mission trip),  and fashion, yes of course still fashion.  ALL infiltrated with the AMAZING light and love that Jesus has shined into my life.

I would like to head in a new direction on this blog as I am headed in a new direction in my life:)

I hope all my followers will understand and engage in the journey...possibly be inspired to be and do more in our lives as we are so called to do!!!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

30 day plan works!

I am putting my fears side and telling you the truth!  The Arbonne essentials 30 day plan works!  I am not talking about it non stop to annoy you, I want to HELP you!  I have never felt so energetic in all my life.  And...I am ready to rock my bikini:))  
live your your life
STOP caring what other people think, care about YOU!!!!