Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tag Your It !

My soap friend Heather @ Twin Birch Soaps
has tagged me:

Here are the rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged you
2) Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading)
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below)
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them (This is only a game)
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up

Here it goes: (These are more like confessions)

1- I had my first real boyfriend my sophomore year of college. I married that boyfriend. I Love You Mike :) xoxo

2- I am a cheapskate when it comes to shopping. I will not splurge on myself even if I have the money. Yes I have issues. :)

3- I talk to myself to gather my thoughts. Oh don't act like you have never done it. :)

4- I lived in New York for 25 years and never went to the top of the Empire State building. I've walked past the bldg many times but never went in. Go figure.

5- I have an obsession with the store IKEA. Is it only me?

6- Being a mother has made me appreciate the simple things in life.

Now its your turn. I have tagged:

- Nea @ Nea Soapworks
- Itiel @ Smells Good Spa
- Cee Cee @ NeoSoul Essentials
- Kim @ Stella Marie Soap
- Stacie @ You Go Girl! Soaps
- Marr @ Smelly Chicks

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Do You Twitter??

I will admit I have a new tech addiction. It is Twitter. What is Twitter you ask?
IMO, text message updates that are sent in real time between you and those you care about.
The people you care about are the one you are "following" or stalking :). The people who are in your circle are called "followers" or the ones who are stalking you :) Just kidding on that latter part.

What makes this small but powerful new application fun is that you can follow friends, family even people who you would not think would be on Twitter. Along with interact with my crafty friends through this blog, email and social groups, a lot of them are on Twitter. I get to interact with them on a business and personal level. I have interacted with a lot of cool people through twitter. Twitter can be used for promotional purposes, learning about others people and their interest, and just staying in contact with folks.

So come follow me : You can view more about Twitter here. If you are already tweeting, leave me your twitter address in the comment section or email me (deecyrill at if you don't want to broadcast it to everybody.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Congrats to Aaron McCargo, Jr - Food Network Star

I just want to congratulate Aaron McCargo, Jr for winning Food Networks Next Star last night. The competition between him and the other competitors was fierce. They had to produce their own food show and this determined whether or not they won.

Aside from Aaron having a great mock show his story was one that any entrepreneur would see as inspiring. It was interesting to me that he was very unsure of himself through the whole competition. But he had to keep telling himself that his passion was food and he believed that this was where he needed to be.

At the end of the show one thing he said stayed with me, "I began to doubt myself, but in the end, I came out on top". I believe that is the driving force for any entrepreneur that has a drive for something in an uncertain and unknown territory.

Enjoy the video of his victory: Video
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday 2 Me

Today is my 36th Birthday. I am truly grateful to see another year of life. I have dedicated this post to things I have learned about myself as I grow younger (smile):

1- I know what I want and it's everyone else's job to get up to speed with me. LOL
2- It is better in life to be positive rather than complain and be negative.
3- It's a waste of energy being upset or anger at things I can not control. Be happy and move on.
4- I can no longer wear clothes like I am 20. I am 30 something and proud of it.
5- Being old may be a state of mind but when every joint in my body aches in the morning, that's not my mind, that's reality. :)
6- You can pack on weight quicker in your 30's than in your 20's. Why doesn't the same weight come off as quick as you put it on?
7- I don't need people to validate my existence, the breath that God gives me everyday is validation enough.

This is the list I have come up with on the fly. I am sure there are other things that could be added. So Happy Birthday to all my Cancer Babies. We are a crabby bunch but we are the best friend, sister, aunt, mother, niece anyone could ever have.

What about you? Are there things you have learned about yourself as you progress through this journey called life? Comments are welcome.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Uplift & Encourage Women Day - Helping Each Other Out

Last week while riding through my neighborhood, I passed by a farm that had a sign that read "Goats 4 Sale". Now I am not in the market to buy a goat. LOL I am a born and bred city slicker and would not know what to do with a goat. But I do love using goat's milk in the soaps I create.So I stopped by that house to find out if the owner sold goat's milk. She unfortunately was not home, so I left my card. I received a call back from the owner of that farm within 15 minutes.

She educated me on the different types of goats. She was selling meat goats. They produce little to no milk. The goats that I needed were dairy goats. Although she did not have the goats I wanted, she was able to refer me to another individual who had a farm in the vicinity who sold goat's milk. She also clued me onto some other local farmers that may have dairy goats.

That day someone I did not know nor have never met helped me out a great deal. If I kept driving and never took the chance to stop by this farmer's house, I would not have received the wealth of information she passed on to me.

So Sonya (the lady farmer), a big Thank You for giving me something so small that will end up being a big impact for me.

What about you? If you had information that someone else could you use, would you keep it to yourself or would you pass it on?

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Fourth of July Holiday - Part 2

The family and I went to Destin Florida for a little Rest & Relaxation.

My hubby's uncles go every year with their kids and we usually miss out. But this year we were able to go. The hotel we stayed in (Holiday Inn Destin) is very family oriented and they have activities throughout your stay there. The kids enjoyed a treasure hunt, limbo contest and make your own sundae.

We were only able to enjoy the pool and the beach. Which was delicious by the way. :) But there are plenty of activities along this tourist strip. The next area over which is Panama City is for the young party goers. There are beautiful vacation homes and hotels to choose from if you need variety.

We enjoyed our time and look forward to going next year. What about you? What did you do for the holiday weekend?

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fourth of July Holiday

Everyone have a safe and fun 4th of July Holiday.
I will be in Florida getting some much needed rest.

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