Friday, May 30, 2008

Let's Go Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are the Eastern Conference Champs.
Onward to LA.
I like Kobe Bryant, but I LOVE Kevin Garnett more. :)

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Time Management - How Do You Do It????

My daughters (9 & 7) are home for the summer. While they were in school, I was at home with my 20m old son. I had a routine everyday:
- drop girls off to school
- take morning walk w/son.
- come home get breakfast.
- check emails.
- set Barney up for son, hopefully he took his nap thereafter :)
- do my job search
- get lunch/dinner together
- pick up girls from school
- homework, dinner, bed
In between there were moments where I may run errands, get interrupted by my son (of course), read blogs (need to cutback on that :), etc. Let's not forget that I have to research for my dream business, make products every once in while. While still looking for a job outside the home.

But now that I have to look after all 3 kids, that routine is no longer doable. Multitasking is one thing, but making valuable use of your time is something entirely different. Keeping them entertained while I get things done is always my main concern.

So this post is for all my Mommies out there who have that side business while taking care of business at home. I am with you in the struggle and while it may seem hard, I would not change a thing.

So tell me what great suggestions would you give someone who is trying to make better use of their time? You could be married w/children, single w/kids or pets :) or otherwise. All comments are welcomed.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rice Bran Oil & Nettle Leaf Who Knew - Part II

I was supposed to review the rice bran oil & nettle soap I made here a while ago.

I was going to do short video with two pretty actresses I found (my daughters) and let them tell you how the soap turned out. But my camera that I have had for four years is acting goofy. So of course there is not video. Honey I hear a birthday present a calling :)

Anyway, we have been testing the soap out for a month now and have found the following results:

- It definitely set up and cured faster than my other soaps.
- The lather is consistent.
- The smell comes and goes because I was being too conservative with my oils at the time.
- My skin is alot smoother after drying off. Several times I did not apply body butter on my skin to see the after affect from the soap. I had no itchy dry skin feeling.

All in all, I will definitely use rice bran oil as a substitute to olive oil or even combine the two.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Uplift & Encourage Women Day - Inspiration

Inspiration - (definition merriam webster) - a) a divine influence or action a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b) the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c) the act of influencing or suggesting opinions. d) the act of drawing in

Inspiration & Motivation have something in common. The word is influence. Influence can be a good driving force or it can hurt you. I believe the first place we pull our inspiration/motivation/influence to do what we do is from watching others. Depending where I am in this walk called life, someone has given me that push that I need to keep going. Whether it was directly or indirectly.

When I am at a block or not "motivated" to do anything (which happens often), I look toward other people and their creativity. This gives me the will and push to want to do more.

What about you? When you are stuck in a rut, what inspirations you to move forward?

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

How I Spent Mother's Day

Well my hubby and two girls surprised me after we came home from church. They cooked dinner. You would have thought it was Christmas with all the food we had. We had a huge baked chicken, pasta, veggies, potato salad, plantains and a strawberry cheesecake my hubby made. Fortunately they were able to finish making everything before our power went out. We had strong winds here in Georgia, that knocked our power out for 4 hours. After eating all that food, I took a well deserved nap. :)I hope everyone else had a great Mother's Day.

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