A Time of Thanks

When I saw today’s SITS GIRLS blogging challenge of creating a list of what I am thankful for I got excited. However when it came to creating my list it was more difficult. I am thankful for so much but I was able to narrow it down to 10. Enjoy!

Of course my family tops the list. I couldn’t survive without them. It is expanding in November with the arrival of my granddaughter. EmploymentAfter facing unemployment in 2010 for 18 months, I am most grateful to have a wonderful job. My company treats employees well and is such a fun place. Reading and Writing

This of course goes along with my blog. I am thankful that I get to write some amazing content and read things from even more amazing writers. I have met some amazing writers and I still meet more every week! I am so lucky.

Lipstick and Jewelry

Since becoming a blogger I have been so much more brave with my lipstick colors. If you know me, you know my favorite color is red. Hello, it is freaking HOT when a woman wears a pretty lipstick. I collect fashion jewelry and I am always expanding my collection. I am trying to partner up with some talented jewelry makers right now.


If it weren’t for technology I would not be a blogger or writing this post now. My phone and iPad are an appendage to by body. I feel lost without either one of them. Technology allows me to make new friends and stay connected with friends and family.


I have a 2 year old miniature Yorkshire terrier, Bandit and a 10 year old house cat named Snickers. My pets make me laugh and lift my spirits. My pets don’t judge me or gossip about me. All they ask is that I feed and care for them.


I make mistakes and if it weren’t for forgiveness I would be one lonely girl. Thanks to all those who have forgiven me.


Coffee is my sidekick. I am thankful that I have so many varieties to chose from .


I don’t have many but I love the ones I have. They help keep me sane. I love that we can just pick up where we left off.


Silence in my house allows me to reset and clear my mind. It helps keep me moving forward. I am thankful that something so simple can be so easy to obtain.

What are you thankful for?

Throwback Thursday

Baby at 18

I was 18 with a new baby!


For today’s Throwback Thursday we are going back to 1993. Please forgive the blurriness of this photo at it is 21 years old. I did have some nice skin back then though!

I was 18, married, and had just had my first daughter, Meghann Cynthia. We were living in Bakersfield, CA and in the same apartment complex as my ex’s parents and sister. I had no idea how to be mother more than I knew how to be a wife. Thankfully,  my mother in-law helped every single day so much that we say she raised Meghann. I was happy to be a mother but wanted my mom with me.

My daughter is going to have her daughter in November and I am so thankful that she isn’t moving away from me. I wouldn’t be able to stand it. I can now imagine the pain I put my mom through when I moved 3000 miles away from her and took her first grandchild.

What are your memories of your first born?

Happy Throwback Thursday y’all!