Monday, May 20, 2013


You know when you are having an awesome day...everything is totes fab..then...something happens and you lose it.

You turn into a raging wilderbeast. You want to throat punch everyone.
What? You don't have moments like that?'re kidding yourself. We ALL have moments like that. We ALL let certain people or circumstances steal our joy.
And we don't have to. We don't have to let the people around us, our problems, our bosses, our friends..steal our joy. Its something that should be unshakable. Because true joy doesn't always mean happiness.

Proverbs 15:13

The Message (MSG)
13 A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face;
a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.
True joy comes from God. Like the real true joy. The joy that helps you stand strong when troubles come and people annoy you. The joy that lets you laugh or smile even when things seems to suck the worst.
Joy is one of the fruits of the spirit...which means that its in us...when we accept Christ into our hearts we receive the fruits of the spirit...and JOY is one of them. SO even when you don't feel it..its in you.
There are over 200 verses in the bible that talk about Joy...these are some of my favs...
Proverbs 17:22         
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
James 1:2     
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds

Nehemiah 8:10

He continued, “Go home and prepare a feast, holiday food and drink; and share it with those who don’t have anything: This day is holy to God. Don’t feel bad. The joy of God is your strength!”

Jesus tells us to be joyful even in times of trouble? You say..What?? That's totes crazy...but we have the ability to be joyful....ALL THE TIME. Its just up to us if we choose to do it.
So here is my challenge to you today...
Choose Joy today.  And then give some away.
Smile at someone today, say hello to someone who looks sad. Take the time to talk to someone about their day, and really listen. Did you get that? REALLY listen, ask them how they are doing and really mean it.
Use the joy that you have been givin and give it to someone else. You might change their whole week around. You might make a dark time for them seem even brighter.
But you have to be bold. You have let your joy shine.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Me, me, me

Its all about me.
Just kidding.
Actually this post is alot about me, but thats ok.
So remember when I told you I was trying to do the "every day in may" blog challenge? Well, how do I put this...I suck. I didnt even blog more than once a week. Blogger fail.
So last weekend was Mothers Day. It was a tough day for me. Since my mom is in heaven, and my daughter was with her dad in sucked. I was kind of a mess all day. But we had lots of places to go, so I put on a pretty dress...sucked it up, put on a smile and ALOT of waterproof mascara. It was hard to remember this amazing woman, and not be able to hug her and tell her how much I love her.
(me and my momma)
My oldest step daughter Kendra brought me some gorgeous flowers and a card that was so sweet it made me cry. I really am So blessed, even without my momma, and my baby girl...I still had SO much to be thankful for on Mothers Day.
She made me smile with my flowers....haha SO cheesy :)
Now I want you to meet this woman...
she is my "Pooh" my momma's momma...she is the most gracious, loving, dignified, smart, Jesus loving Woman I know. And I am SO honored to be her grand-daughter. Seriously...she is AMAZING.
My birthday is tomorrow and I was talking about it on facebook, and this is what she wrote on my comment:
"I know about your birthday. I was there. Everybody was very happy that you were so good at being born. And you got lots of presents that day, but I think you used them up already. That's how it is with presents. So, I will just send this prayer to the best giver of all: dear god: thank you for heather...for her beauty, both inside and out. Give her all happiness and let her know how much she is loved by the important ones in her life...especially by YOu. Amen. pOoh."
See?!? She is amazing. I love her SO much.
The day ended pretty good...when the mister gave me these....
diamonds make all girls happy, right?
Guess what????
Happy Thursday kittens!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My milkshake

I'm feeling overwhelmed  and stressed and sad and tired and crabby and fat and miserable. 
And I am having a pity party.
So I found these to cheer me up. 
 I thought I would share.
Your welcome.
(I know the movie was semi inappropriate, but this part was funny. don't judge)
Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
This is all I have for today.
Happy Humpday Yo!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

National Day of Prayer

Today is the
What are you praying for today?
I am praying for:
My Country
Our President
My children
My husband
My Job
My family
My City
My State
Our Schools
My church
My pastor
There are SO many things to pray for today...So I challenge to the one who made you today.
Thank Him for something, ask Him for something...just pray.

Philippians 4:6

The Message (MSG)
6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Its one of the greatest gifts God has ever given us...a direct line to Him.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

every day in may.

I am going to do the #blogeverydayinmay challenge.
I don't know if I am going to be able to....I am not one of those people who can schedule posts out days in advance, because I write how I feel!
Lets talk about fashion. Wait...first lets talk about my weight. Remember when I told you how much I weighed? Then I told you about how I was going to change my life and my eating habits? Well I did....for about 2 months. I got down to 266. That was 11 pounds in two months. Which is pretty cool.
But hit me in the face. Some really crappy crap happened, and I lost motivation. Just like I always do. I got SO angry with myself for stopping. I didnt "give up" because I am still making better food choices and I am still moving more. But I did stop going to the gym. And I feel like garbage. And I am back to 273. Still down 4 pounds. But still a number that makes me sick.
So this week I started walking again, and next week I will be at the gym at least 3 times.
Ok..enough of the confession stuff.
Lets really talk about fashion. I am LOVING this store right now...
Kiki La'Rue
Kikilarue has the most amazing stuff...and the owner Becka is a dream to work with. She has the best customer service EVER. and the best part? She has plus size goodies, that make you look and feel GORGEOUS. Gems like this...
and this...
And these babies...
And these beauties for the non plus size fabulous girls....
Leah Maxi   Champs Maxi - Hot Salmon Model Citizen Maxi - CoralOver Analyzed Maxi - Black
How CUTE, right? Now you know why I am IN LOVE with this store!
Today I am going to eat right and move my freaking body...and you should go shopping! :)
Happy Humpday girls!