Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Last Pumpkin - Who Loves Food?!?!

I am so very very grateful the Creator God gave us FOOD!! and taste buds to enjoy it and the sense of smell to savor it! So many precious memories revolve around food - for me at least. I just really enjoy eating!
I love all kinds of food - from so many ethnic backgrounds. I am thankful too to be married to a guy who loves the ever succulent adventure of trying new foods and then re-visiting those dishes whenever we can. There are very few things I've tried that I have utterly disliked - or perhaps I've not acquired a taste for it yet.
I love to eat on my own, in a group, or just with my honey. I love the gathering of friends and family to savor moments that center around food - after time has thoughtfully been spent in the kitchen. I love when I have been invited to a home and get to smell unique spices, to taste those flavors that are particular to that culture. We have lived in three countries plus visited others where we were invited to the sacred rite of sharing a meal in someone's home. Amazing! just amazing!
Food can be taken advantage of or even abused but I believe that God meant for us to enjoy all these tastes and a variety of unique dishes with relish and with no guilt!
Serving sizes matter, though. Use discretion and don't stretch your stomach into always requiring more to feel full! Drinking lots of water - even a glass before a meal can help you control the amount you want eat. All things in moderation and eating is truly an absolute joy!
I do have my own thoughts and opinions about food. I really believe that the more natural we go and try our best to use and prepare food with unprocessed ingredients, the better it is for our health. I think also, that home-cooked and fresh prepared is the best. It may take extra time but is worth it! Additives, preservatives and chemicals accumulate in our bodies and eventually may wreak havoc on our health. When we cook from scratch we can control the quantity and the quality of the ingredients. We decide our portions ... it is up to us to use self-control.
All that is not to say I always choose wisely or perfectly in my eating but my general way of life and eating is pretty clean and natural.
this is what I ate yesterday - started with a sliver of home-made pumpkin pie & coffee, then, pimento cheese with sliced olives on a piece of toast, for lunch was white corn nachos w/ jalapenos and cheese, afternoon snack: 1/2 banana, 1/2 tangerine & a few almonds, supper: a lean hamburger patty, sweet potato and salad. Wow! that's alot of food!!
I know, I know, I am so very blessed ... and all of us are who have a couple of meals a day. And so, I count my blessings daily, and am ever grateful for food!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Still November, Still Thankful - for Family and Friends!

Family - this small, little six letter word encompasses so much. Especially for those of us  who are Christians. It may sort of seem that when I covered Home I could have covered family too but not really. Family is so much more than the place where my 'immediates' live. And well, yes, that can even change through the years.
There are times we have no choice in the matter, like our blood relatives - I was born into the family of Clyde and Naomi and already had in place two older sisters. The one nearest my age had Downs Syndrome so, there was going to be definite influences on my life that are probably different than others. I already had a  whole gigantic slew of relatives because Dad was one of 13 children and Mom the youngest of 9. So, I had bookoos of cousins, and uncles and aunts. I only had one set of grandparents though because my Mom's parents had already died. Anyway, this was what I was born into, a set culture, background, a spirituality already being lived out on both sides of my family. It was a  pretty marvelous group to be born into. Not perfect by any means and our own set of negatives to overcome, but a good foundation and I am SO very grateful. So much to be thankful for and also, a feeling of responsibility to keep a standard of respect and integrity for this family.

Some of us marry into family and that becomes ours as well ... by law and by someone's choice. Dad and Mom in laws, sister and brother in laws, uncle and aunts, grandparents, the daughters and sons in laws .... all these are ours! Sometimes this group is very small and sometimes it becomes really, really big! And also, with this comes responsibility - to keep love and concern flowing, celebrations of life and death. Sometimes those in laws are ours because of someone else marrying but they matter, This is all ours.
I have chosen a family along the way - when I became a Christian and was added to the Body of Christ on February 16, 1969, God made me a part of a universal spiritual family that knows no boundaries of location, culture, color, gender, or time ... yes, I am able to count generations of long-gone folks as my brothers and sisters. Pretty amazing!!I believe a lot of joy and responsibility comes with this choice.

Friendship leads to family-like ties sometimes too - when you feel so close to someone who has no other tie than that of friendship but the hearts just mesh in a unity that is really cool. A favorite little poem of mine is:

Some friends are summer friends, fragile as flowers they are delightful in life's milder hours. I love the winter friends; wind tossed they bow but do not break nor lose their luster in the snow and ice. (unknown)

And of course this verse is so true!!

Friends come and friends go,
    but a true friend sticks by you like family. Proverbs 18:24 (MSG)

So, anyway, I am so very thankful for all the people in my life who make up family - they have been and will continue to be part of who I am. For sure, I have been affected negatively by family members - that unspoken affirmation, the longed-for presence that never appeared, those sought for words that were never given. But, for the most part I live for and have always dwelt in the positive. Hugs, joy, laughter, singing, amazing fellowship, support when I couldn't go it alone, the knowing that I have been surrounded by prayer warriors my entire life!! All of this ...  molding and defining who I am.
My own prayer is that I will be a positive influence on these people - that my impact will always bring light to places that could be dark otherwise. I know I have messed up various times. But, I pray I will never underestimate the power of my word, my encouragement, my positive reaction to their good news, my sorrow lovingly expressed in imminent, unavoidable losses. And, just that my love and influence will always be a beacon shining the way to heaven's gates as I follow day by day in His steps.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Here I go again ... really wanting to set up some definite goals for my business and see the fruition of them. I seem to get so distracted with good things in life which takes me from the concrete happening of my business growth. But also, I seem to have a mental block … even though I practice affirmations with myself and try to set up definite times to work it hasn't fallen into place for me to see the success and growth that I need and want - or do I want it? I feel like it's different now. Several things have happened over the past few days to help me believe that the time is NOW.
I am going to just START! I am allowing myself the permission to stop treating this as a hobby or part-time activity and I am really prepared to throw myself into it full-time – or at least doing the actual business-building activities on a more regular basis. I don't have to do this eight hours a day to make it work – I just need to work it correctly. I am actually giving myself permission to be successful. And always being ready to 'work'.
One of the best things about being a Network Marketing professional is the fact that you must indulge in self-help, motivational books and surround yourself with positive people – it's like a mandate for success. A second great thing about being a network marketing professional is that you will NEVER succeed if you don't have it on your heart to serve others - and seriously, who doesn't need to practice that in life?
One of the worst things about being a Network Marketing professional is that you find yourself being out of the norm – people don't take you seriously, or even think you're off your rocker to consider this career as the real deal. But basically I have accepted that it doesn't really matter what the Negative Nancys or Dream Busters of life think about me. They don't pay our bills or have our international dreams of helping others. It does kind of bother me that people seem afraid to even be encouraging. hardly anyone asks me how I'm doing or even seems to care. But, actually I must share here that one of my biggest fans in what I do is my friend Nancy ... she is always there to love me, pray for me, has been a terrific customer, attends my online parties, and overall is just the best person for my heart.

What do I do to help myself?? – well, I keep taking care of who I am! I maintain great habits!! Yep, I pray regularly, study my Bible, and I rest, eat right, exercise, listen to training calls offered by successful people in my business, I treat myself to being a part of positive pages and groups where knowledge, enthusiasm and great testimonies are shared. I learn about the products I offer, I use them and totally believe in them. I am able to have intelligent conversations with people interested in what we have to offer.

I am re-reading the highlights of two books that deal with my industry and help me to take myself seriously. Rock Your Network Marketing Business just reiterates to my soul that I am a part of a powerful business – the business model itself being not only smart but brilliant! Basically it is allowing me to design my professional life to fit around the rest of my life. That's so important to me and where I am on my own journey right now – there's so many dreams we have to fulfill as a married couple and a family. I buy products that I love, that truly work for me and others and then, I get paid to talk about what I love. My customer base grows. I get to choose who I partner with – I am praying over and creating a dream of a team! And we celebrate our success together as it unfolds for each of us. And this is where my leverage grows – creating residual income for myself and others. I truly am in business for myself, but never by myself! The personal development activities I mentioned above not only help me in my business but, truly help me in life! I am growing in leadership skills, confidence and am learning how to better communicate with my family and fellow church members – even in the community! 
 There is no magic formula to success and it definitely doesn't happen overnight but, I have grown little by little and have been learning every step of the way. The process has been remarkable. I am developing proficiency and am writing my own unique story as I go. I am truly CEO of my own company. Nobody is going to build it or make it happen for me. Now it's time – to be accountable for my daily actions and activities and I will own my results.
The second book I've pulled out is the Magic of Thinking BIG – I am practicing making my successful actions habitual! I am practicing it and letting it become second nature to me rather than a hit or miss part of my business. This book has reminded me of some key things that will work in my favor:
I have great health, I know how to use my knowledge in a positive way, I am the perfect age and I attract loving, positive people and results.
I really like who I have grown to be over the years and better yet, I am in love with the life still to come. 
So, just like the training teaches in our back office, we will only be successful IF and when we decide to make it personal and practice "Build Your Own Business" - BYOB. Yep, it's my name on the paycheck and month by month I will see it increase in accordance to my income producing work. I kind of really like that! 
vbgf233v      222222222 ... do you see those letters to the side? courtesy of Gabby-cat. I dream of working from the beach - isn't that an awesome photo? but in reality I build mainly from the wifi in my own home and my cat allows me to share the desk.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Home - My Heart Sings its Thankfulness!

So, yes, during these notes of thankfulness in November this post is pretty much on the top of my list!! It encompasses so many parts of who I am. Thankful for Home!
Home is such a dear place. A  good home does not happen by accident. A good home, a thriving home, is the result of making godly choices day in and day out, month by month, year by year, decade by decade and then you can look back after almost 38 years of marriage and be so incredibly grateful for a good home. 

Life is surely not all easy and in our life we definitely have had our share of trials and just hard times. Our most difficult moments were probably the result of poor decisions – because we don't always listen or obey like we should! But, then, again, life just happens. You know, whether it be car accidents, or the death of family members, financial struggles due to emergencies or bad choices … for real, no one is immune to struggles.
How we react to those hard times, now that is the clincher on how the family will grow – into a deeper relationship with the Lord and His family, or the opposite – taking us further from Him and the loved ones He has provided in Christ. Know this: God is never stingy on providing wisdom for daily living. In fact, wisdom is personified in the book of Proverbs as a woman longing to share with us. She calls for us to come and drink of all she has to offer. Another place Christ is shown as the embodiment of Wisdom – when we truly seek Him then the best answers to living come to us!
So, my thankfulness for home goes deep – to the generations gone before me. Thankful for the 'follow the Lord' decisions that were made by my grandparents and parents. I am so glad that years ago, Lowell sought to follow the Word and become a Christian and that the Lord saw fit for our paths to meet – this girl from the north who met and fell in love with a boy from the south. Every day I am appreciative of a husband who is a godly head of our family – never easy in this world. I am glad I had a Mom I could learn from and emulate in life. 
Seriously, I am so very grateful for our four young adult children who have chosen well and are leading lives that make the world a brighter place just because they are in it. 
Oh my! and now, these grandchildren of ours ... we see the legacy of right living continuing in and through them ... brightening the corners of their world. 
Home - such a sweet and amazing place, with songs, love and laughter bouncing off the walls, and in times of distress, hearts that are humbled in surrender to Him. 
I try hard to be my best self. I open God's Word morning by morning. Lowell and I make a point to pray together daily. Because we've gone to God throughout our life, we see the fingerprints of the Father! We drop everything and pray when needed and we are heavy on Praise as well. And laughter! we have laughed our way through so many situations in life. We choose adventure regularly. We forgive each other - even when we fail to ask for that forgiveness. I am so thankful I have a husband who believes in me when it's hard to believe in myself. My kids are the best in the world I guess ... they just warm this Mom's heart when I need it most. 
I am so so thankful for My Home - a home that was created one day at a time, decision by decision ... it shines bright but, the dark times have been there. Shadows are necessary for the picture to be seen as reality.
My heart is singing. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Loving November and Thankful for Health

Well, I guess if I had to choose a favorite month it would be November. The autumn colors and temperature are delightful. It's a thankful filled month and day by day I am reminded of my blessings... all because it leads up to my favorite holiday - Thanksgiving!
I love everything about Thanksgiving but that is for another post.
I have done 31 Days of Gratitude in the past but I find it hard to stay steady with those ... so, today I am posting a first of only five topics of gratitude.
This photo will be your first clue: 

The quality of health a person enjoys affects the life one is able to lead. I'm not saying a person can't have a blessed life and deal with health problems! But, there it is – so many more things can be enjoyed when you have a strong, healthy body and mind. I happen to be one of the fortunate ones who does. I mean, I do have my occasional aches and pains – but not continuous like some of my family and dear friends. And I have my blue moments but not hours or days of suffering.
That's not to say I haven't ever dealt with illness – and some pretty ugly stuff at that! Wow,  I have suffered with some unusual ailments in the past but, a lot of that was due to location. For example, in Nigeria I had malaria multiple times and typhoid once. But, I have dealt with more tummy issues when eating out here in the States than I ever have living overseas. Well, except during our time in Honduras – I had an undiagnosed tummy parasite or bug for about six weeks and lost 30 pounds because I couldn't keep food in me and actually had no appetite. I've broken bones too – falling on and breaking my tailbone – 2 times – now, that was painful! And I knocked my toe into a wooden room divider while dancing a jig for the kids when they were little – broke it clean sideways. Also, I was in a horrendous car wreck several years back and broke my arm in two places and three fingers, plus suffered a double concussion and hearing loss. A friend who is a  doctor came to my home to see me after the wreck - she said I looked like I had been a fight with Mike Tyson. Yep, I was pretty beat up. So, I know what it is to be in pain, to hurt, to long for healing.
But right now, for today, I am in good health, and I am so very, very grateful. My sweet guy, that love of my life, is in good health as well which means we are able to do cool things together – like go on explores in these mountains we live near. Walking and hiking are two of my favorite pastimes. We also get to have crazy fun with our grandchildren. So, we just get up every day grateful that we feel healthy.
I do live my life on purpose though. I take care of myself - meaning my mind, and my body.  I keep a steady schedule of Bible study, prayer, I sing a lot! I read inspirational readings, I eat pretty clean, drink water, sleep well, exercise often, and take good quality all-natural supplements.  I also have a great set of friends and family, and I fight natural introverted tendencies to have purposed times of great fellowship with the people I love. I refuel my soul as I need to and much of this is because of my life in Christ - and attending regular times of gathering with fellow believers. Being a Christian truly helps in being healthy. Why? - because it is a life filled with good decisions based on Bible-wisdom.  In all this, I give glory to God.
I am blessed to be Healthy
Let me mention here that a cool byproduct of the job I have - an It Works Girl, is that I am surrounded by great products available to learn about and use, and I am also interacting with positive people and co-workers daily. It's a wonderful thing to love what you do.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Let Holiday Seasons Commence

For me October marks the commencement of the holiday season - It stretches clear through Spring!! Which also means a healthy share of crafts. And that requires search and discovery of and carrying out of making goodies with the grandbabygirls but, also, just for my heart's contentment. Ahhhh .... bliss.
we will probably still do this one
so cute! for next year
I'll do this one for sure - just love it!!

I enjoy changing up the dΓ©cor of my home – nothing elaborate at all – just a splash of color and cuteness here and there. Throw in a fun scarecrow or two (or five or eight!) and that will do. Yep, I have a thing for cute scarecrows – inside and outside.
This is what I found and loved!!
This is what the grandbabygirls created!! They are now magnets on the fridge!!

Autumn itself qualifies for oodles of colorful leaf projects. Or brilliant hillside photography and paintings or drawings. Plus, you know, Halloween itself requires several good crafty projects and maybe a jack-o-latern or two or three – one each for each of the grandchildren. Oh, and yes, there are four of them now, so, four pumpkins it will be!
Happy Autumn from me and my guy!!
Hooray! Holiday season!
Don't you just love it!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Loving All This!!

I am so doggone excited about all the stuff going on with It Works!!
The newest products, always some sort of promotions ... and the spirit of joy is just pretty pervasive. That's a good thing to have to endure ;)
So,with that being said ...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Now, There's This: Team Growing Time!!

It's been a long time coming but, I can feel it like never before! I'm ready to dedicate myself to growing my It Works team - not just Clients, but Distributors like me!! I
am super excited about the days to come. Let me tell you a couple of reasons Why I feel the time is Now!!
  • There is an amazing group of ladies, and few scattered gentlemen, that I get the privilege of being in the middle of. - My immediate leaders, but a whole gang of others! And all newbies will have this same privilege!!
  • Our CEO, Mark Pentecost, just doesn't stop with the wonderful incentives! 
  • Our CNO (networking), Pam Sowder, just keeps on offering of herself daily - those tips that make a difference. 
  • Our CSO (sales), Mike Potillo, gives us the best motivation and awesome advice every time you turn around. 
  • The wife of our CEO, Cindy Pentecost, is looking out for our spiritual lives - so, we stay motivated, yet, God-centered and offers prayers and events just for that. 
So, for today, right now, the deal is when someone opens their account to become a Distributor with It Works they get an extra box of Wraps in their business kit - which means: no investment in getting started and instant revenue!!
 I love living life on my terms - as a preacher's wife, Mom, Grammy, and friend to so many, I have a lot of things that take up my time and attention. But, I am the author of my days and you just may want to have that freedom too!
 Instead of one box of four of our Amazing Ultimate Body Applicator (aka the Wrap) - you get two boxes - eight Wraps that can be sold for $25 each!! That's in addition to all the other goodies that help get your business off to a magnificent start!
It's so much better to be ignorance on fire than knowledge on ice!! I guarantee, you will learn as you go!
One, thing for sure, you get no where at all just sitting on the fence of indecision! 
Come on, let's dream some dreams together, be goal-achievers, not just goal-makers. Let's run out there and do some really good things - that's my dream! Make a difference - one life at a time. Shining bright like I was created to do. You were meant for this! 


A Favorite Day

One of my favorite days is Tuesdays. Not that I play favorites! ... seriously, though, I love Tuesdays for several reasons but, first and foremost is that it is a nothing-to-do day. Yep. I usually have nothing scheduled for today and that means: me time. desk time. catch up time. meditate time. work time.
And so, finally, I had the privilege of sitting down in one of my happy places - my desk.
 I love sitting here - getting to touch base with my blogs, my pictures, my email, zooming with my It Works team - while listening to my music.
And every so often, I just sit and  think and my eyes wander to the view outside my window. I love that it is still summer, don't you? The little bit of heat, the blue skies, the flowers that are still all over our yard.
Tuesdays are pretty great.
Now, that I have that stated, I really truly need to make a business-y post ... so, that is that.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wisdom from the Word

These days of 30 ... purposed, driven, holy, living.
Here are the next verses ... and I will play gradually catch up with blog posts on them ...   

Day 3 
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.
Romans 12:11

Day 4
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
    Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
    Write them deep within your heart.

Proverbs 3:3

Day 5
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9

Day 6 
Do you see any truly competent workers?
    They will serve kings
    rather than working for ordinary people.

Proverbs 22:29
Day 7 
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
1 Corinthians 2: 12   


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Plans - With God in the Middle

Well, I am on Day 2 of my 30 days of purposed living. Yesterday I made a little video and challenged myself to do one everyday as I share the 30 verses I have set aside for myself as motivational, guiding verses for my life - and for right now, my business.
Here is a little from yesterday's and the verse I selected ...
Day one -
I have a plan of action in place and am super excited about the next 30 days.

Like I said in the post the other day - I am granting myself the freedom to succeed in my business - in my health - in my marriage - using my own unique set of abilities
and in all this, I know I will grow as a daughter of the King ... doing my very best for the Him in all things. 

I have a special verse for each day – and along with my devo and prayer time it will aid me in growing as a servant-leader in my business and in developing my work practices.
Yesterday's verse is like a benediction or blessing over my work and who I am.
It's a favorite I have come to love.
And let the loveliness of my Lord, my God, rest on me,
confirming the work that I do.
Oh, yes, Affirm the work that I do!!
Ecclesiastes 3:13
 And here is for today.
Day two -

Don't you know life is just better when you allow the Lord to be in the middle of things – whether it's your marriage, your work, your vacation-time, your leisure-time – whatever – it just feels right when you know you're on the same Page as the Father.

So for today I will share another verse that's been a favorite of mine for forever it seems – I guess I've quoted it to myself at least 1,000 times through the years.
Honestly, I'm not really sure that all my plans have succeeded like maybe I intended but definitely they have worked out one way or another to God's glory.
I guess really it's all about my time frame verses the timing of God.
Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:3

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

View from Here - Spectacular!

Well, I keep promising myself I will take time to blog regularly - perhaps the best thing that could have happened to me was 20+ hours without electricity and also, four days without Internet to realize I was taking some things for granted.
I have made some very strong decisions and plans for myself - spiritually and physically which I know will lead to greater determination and thus, fulfillment of goals. I've been busy with this that and a whole lot of the other for days and days and now, it's time to just concentrate on these things rolling around in my head. I am giving myself 30 days of intense guidelines and am determined to stick with it. After that - I will be celebrating!!
after a summer storm ... morning glories, garden, cattle in the pasture - breeze through the window = contentment! 
Okay, for right this minute let me say: I love this view from my desk .... we just had an afternoon storm which I was a wee bit leery of since the longed for Internet came on about then too - but, it has remained - first time since Friday. It's so nice to be tucked into my spot, cool breeze coming in and playing catch-up.
Yes, I do have an IPhone - yes, I can use data-roaming but, I am always careful ...
and well, I am just old fashioned enough to like sitting at my desk and 'working' the best!
There's several reasons I thoroughly enjoy the Internet - and for a number of years have been intrigued by its positive possibilities. 

  • I love talking to folks about our products - 'walking' whoever through my online store while we chat on the phone. (that's I network and grow my biz! I establish new friends and acquaintances - which leads to new clients and business partners joining my It Works! Global adventure. 
  • I love checking out and pinning on Pinterest - whether it's entrepreneur/motivational, product posts, spiritual and information, pinning dreams, sharing/finding crafting ideas; 
  • I 'Twitter' best on my laptop/desktop as well - and have good conversations with folks; and 
  • BibleGateway is the BEST study site ever - reference, study, sharing - it's great!
  • Let me add here that I do other things on the internet - for example, I have friends all over the world on Instagram and I really do talk with them, pray with them and yes, work my business on IG (can only happen on a smart phone) - I love that media!! AND of course, Facebook - SO much of my business happens on FB and I use it for very good things. Did you know you can let the light of Jesus shine very brightly via FB and IG .... the world is so small nowadays and yet, so BIG and the opportunities to share Him and His message are so numerous!!

    So, Yes Indeed!! I am happy Internet is back on and I am in my groove ... watch out world ... there's some dynamic changes and growth about to happen!! I have a plan of action in place and am super excited about the next 30 days. Stay tuned - or better yet, as the details unfold, you may just decide to join me!  
    I have decided - NO MORE SETTLING ...  not for on the fence work-habits, no more 'wishing' I was in better shape, no more struggling with our finances, no more compromising our dreams - whether that be travel, benevolence, mission trips!!
    I am granting myself the freedom to succeed in my business - in my health - in my marriage - using my own set of abilities
    and in all this, I know I will grow as a daughter of the King ... doing my very best for the Him in all things. 

     A Whole Lot Can Happen In 30 Days ... don't believe me? Just Watch!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Adventure Awaits!

I am always ready to grow my team!! And hey, not just anyone will do! No Way! I want people who have a heart for awesome things! yep, I'm looking for certain people ...
  • those that long for adventure
  • those who are willing to work
  • those who are ready for time freedom
  • those who are ready for financial freedom
  • those who are ready to DREAM big!!
  • those who are ready to GIVE BACK in MIGHTY ways!!  

Honestly, riding in a hot air balloon is on my dream board!! Join me and let's ride together!

I'm pretty happy over my life story so far .... I have lived in some of the most amazing places next to my dream love and worked hard for the Lord. North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia. Plus, we lived in Argentina, Nigeria and Honduras. Loved each location and made the most incredible, life-long friends --- who because of social media, we can still interact with! This world of ours getting so very small! So, yes, it's been great!
But, wow! The future looked a bit ominous!! Some things in life are a little risky! Retirement without security was looming in the not so distant future!!! And along came this incredible opportunity ... Hope is our now and it's a pretty cool place to be!! The most dangerous risk of all... is the risk of spending your life not doing what you want .... on the risk you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later...  Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it??? If you're reading this, thinking  "Maybe this could change my life" The answer is YES! You have to take your future into your own hands and decide --- "I CAN & I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL!!"
You won't be alone --- We're in position and would love to Help YOU every step of the way Message Me!!
#thankful #workfromanywhere #lovemylife #worththerisk

Spring is in the Air

Oh the beauty of Spring ... such an uplifting time of year! Planting a garden is one of the best parts of spring. I love all parts of it! Of course, I have my hubby and oldest son that do the hardest work. But, the planting of seeds and seedlings is such a time of anticipation! Such abundance is coming our way!
I am all the time comparing my gardening times to my business and to my life as a Christian! Just through our every day life we plant seeds by our influence. Some seeds fall by accident - just a compliment here, or God forbid, a criticism there. I truly believe we don't even comprehend how influential our seed planting can be - seeds of despair or hope, joy or sadness, darkness or light - you catch my drift here. And so, my advice here is that we each sow seeds carefully and with purpose!
Well, this season of the year is delightful. We need to maintain our lives like we maintain a garden - getting rid of the negative and encouraging the positive.
Yep, it's one of my four favorite times of the year!
And from these pictures, you see it is my littlest grand's favorite time of year as well.

I love our spring outdoor times!! Gardening, letting the grandkids run free, enjoying all the plantings and blossomings ... it is just my time of year!!
 When spending the nights with us she is generally the first one outside in the morning and the last one to come in at night. We have to convince her it is too dark to stay outside!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

My Good Health

Every day I choose to fill my body with good stuff OR hmmm, well, not so good stuff.  I mean sometimes, that not so good stuff is mighty tasty!! Like sticky buns! or buttered toast! or creamy, rich mashed potatoes. I will post about that soon - we have a product that helps with those cheat meals or snacks!!
It's not just what I fill my body with - it's also HOW I treat it ... choosing some form of exercise or giving in to being lazy - stuck on my bottom all day.
I love when I choose wisely - eating clean and including a healthy walk daily!!
Why does it matter so much?? Well, I admit, I really do LOVE life - I love the adventures it has given me through the years, I love what I am able to do now and I fully intend to enjoy plenty more!! For example:
Travel - to really enjoy it - requires a good dose of healthiness!!
Things I've experienced within my traveling has been, hiking to remote locations, snorkeling in the middle of the ocean, and climbing high staircases to experience fantastic views.
Getting the most out of each and every day- requires good health! 
Just in my every day life - I adore playing with my granddaughters, digging in my garden, hiking our mountain trails and power-walking our many greenway paths through our town.
So, here is one of my daily go-to supplements that help me maintain a good level of health.
Greens are a powdered mix you can add to water or juice. We buy a large canister because my guy and I both drink Greens daily.
We also have on the go - which id good to take with you and just add to a bottle of water. 
I love Greens - they're truly one of the best choices I make daily for my good health!!! 
In fact, I just enjoyed my daily portion of broccoli, blackberry, kale, papaya, blueberry, apple, okra, spinach, raspberry, tomato, beets & an array of other super-foods in this amazing blend .... A powder drink mix that's simple, easy & affordable. My most favorite It Works product!! 
The natural blend of ingredients in our GREENS, is designed to alkalize the body and restore pH balance. With restored alkalinity, your body experiences immune system health and increased energy! 
Have YOU taken your GREENS today?! I I'm definitely #TeamBerry 
Please ask me about this & I will be SO happy to share wonderful stories of good stuff that has happened to clients who have incorporated Greens into their lives.
You can always order directly from my It Works store ... and I will just count you as one of my besties ... Loyal Customer style! We can go on healthy adventures together!!

Your Good Health

Okay - here we go again with all kinds of affordable goodness.

I have just today left to meet my goals.
I am still Looking for product testers that are willing to try a 90 day challenge and give me a review.
Below are these amazing affordable items I am looking to have in the next round of testing.
Will you help out⁉️
You can message me for more fabulous information OR go straight to me site and read more about their awesomeness and order from there!! I am

Here's what each one can do for you...

GOOD NEWS!!! All Under $30

  • Fat Fighters… Fight the fat, kill the cravings
  • It’s Vital Core…Controlled release multivitamin
  • It’s Vital Minerals…Strong bones and heart, increase calcium absorption
  • It’s Vital Omega-3…Boost heart, flexible joints, triple strength blend of fish oil-derived DHA and EPA fatty acids
  • Coconut Oil…Fractionated natural carrier essential oil
  • Confianza…Anti-Stress, improve focus, fight fatigue, depression
  • PreventAge…Day Cream Gel, lessen look of fine lines, wrinkles
  • It’s Essential Weight Loss Energy Bars…Satisfy sweet tooth with chocolate fiber and grains full of antioxidants and omegas
  • Regular…Balance and cleanse colon gently keep system regular
  • RepairAge…Night Cream Gel, wake up fresh faced and moisturized skin tone, soften look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lip & Eye…Moisturizing Cream Gel, lesson look of lines, wrinkles, bags, puffiness around lip and eye
  • Energy…Half the sugar and calories, loaded in antioxidants and supports brain function, no jitters
  • Relief…Support joint cartilage and promote healthy, flexible joint movement with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate
  • Green Chews…Antioxidant and prebiotic support snack loaded in nutrition

Seriously, I am offering you all this goodness as an investment to seeking your good health - in natural ways, eliminating the need for those monthly trips to your pharmacy!!


April's End

I think I'm done with being surprised ... usually I react in almost shock that another month has zoomed by. Shucks, for me it usually happens week by week. You know I was just at Sunday yesterday and here it's happening again tomorrow.
Well, I can say it was a good month. I mean really. April means I was able to celebrate the birthdays of two of my very favorite people. I planted seeds and had marvelous adventures with the grandbabygirls. We tilled the garden. We began the planting - some seeds and seedlings. I was able to attend a major event with my company and be inspired by some great folks. I got to share time with multiple dear friends, in vaand rejoice over good news. I traveled with and fell deeper in love with my sweet man - had some excellent times. And finished up and am in the review stage of a spectacular Bible study.
When I stop and count the blessings in a month it can turn around on me and make me wonder how in the world did all that even fit into 30 days?!?!?!
Which all brings me to my state of mind over my business. Well, my tendency is to be discouraged. Depressed. Frustrated. Negative.
Then, I remember the above verse and all the good that did happen, and I do realize, I posted regularly and talked with a good number of folks and with all that in mind, I will not allow the enemy to get a foothold in my heart or mind.
I am so in love with network marketing. While I do wish my outward growth and success was further along I still believe it is all falling into place. I met so many fabulous ladies this last week. And I am still talking with clients and potentials ... one of my very favorite things is to share information about what we have to offer and anticipate the amazing changes to come - both physically and financially to anyone who becomes a part of this journey with me.
It is truly an It Works adventure - and I am always up for new adventures!!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Greens Advice and More

"When you exercise, you in turn, build your immune function. Exercising moves your immune fluids through the body. When you’re sedentary, these lymphatic fluids might circulate one time throughout your body. When you exercise regularly, your body moves them through three to five times each day." DrDon VerHulst

This man is a consultant with It Works! - He has made oodles of videos that go along with our products to explain how they work and how to use them properly - he has training on SO many of them!! I love the massive information we have at our disposal - not just for Distributors but for anyone who goes to our site and is curious about a product.
What I love best is that we do what we do as naturally as possible - teaching that a healthy lifestyle is the best way to go. Our products only enhance it - when you choose It Works you are adopting a healthy lifestyle as well.

Here is a video on Greens - one of my absolute favorite products!
Greens will supply my daily portion of broccoli, blackberry, kale, papaya, blueberry, apple, okra, spinach, raspberry, tomato, beets & an array of other super-foods in this amazing blend .... 
It's a powder drink mix that's simple, easy & affordable.
The natural blend of ingredients in our GREENS , is designed to alkalize the body and restore pH balance . With restored alkalinity, your body experiences immune system health and increased energy !
Have YOU taken your GREENS today?! I know lots of folks who prefer our Orange flavor but ... I'm definitely a fan of the Berry!! 

In fact, I just enjoyed my daily portion of broccoli, blackberry, kale, papaya, blueberry, apple, okra, spinach, raspberry, tomato, beets & an array of other super-foods in this amazing blend .... A powder drink mix that's simple, easy & affordable.
My most favorite It Works product!!

Please ask me about our fantastic Greens & I will be SO happy to share wonderful stories of good stuff that has happened to clients who have incorporated them into their lives and what a positive difference it has made.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Grandmother - One of my Favorite Roles!!

 Every day I make choices that help me live with a better, healthier lifestyle ...
  • spiritually (quiet time with God) 
  • mentally (motivational readings)
  • physically (natural supplements and exercise)
  • financially (working on my business)
Why? So that I will have the means to be the best wife and Mom and Grammy I can be. It's not up to anyone else to make these choices - it's on me!

So, let me tell you! I am happy with this job I get to tackle ... It is so much fun seeing results in myself and others. One of the best things I love about the company I get to represent is our Products!! I truly love the whole philosophy behind Network Marketing but I couldn't/wouldn't do it if I didn't have something I could actually, in all good conscience, not only promote but honestly use in my home - in my daily life.

I am a product of these - I use them, love them and in my busy life .... I am feeling great! - and, honestly, I have so many absolute favorites.
Just Me and one of my many 'whys' for deciding on a healthy lifestyle. Have I shared lately how much I love being a Grandmother!!!
Sometimes I hear or read negative remarks from skeptics and naysayers concerning not just these products but also the whole philosophy/lifestyle of network marketing. What? and Why? I ask myself... and then, I remember and actually force myself to understand that we're all so very different from one another. Some folks just can't see themselves EVER doing something crazy like this. "They" think: I am not a salesperson. I will not bother folks with this. I am a traditionalist and will buy from my local Wal-Mart. CVS. etc etc etc My comfort zone is very very comfortable, thank you very much. 
Okay, okay - I get it.

Hmmm.... well, seriously, first of all, I've always loved the philosophy of networking ... sharing good news about things that bless my life just comes naturally to me - I think I owe that to my Dad and Mom. They were fabulous with sharing all kinds of good news with those around them - spiritually and physically! Where the best prices on fresh peaches may be. A great recipe that had to be tasted. A hymn-sing that you had to go to! Where the best fishing spot was! Just sharing good info with friends and family. 

And then I got to marry a man who takes joy in sharing as well and is my bestest fan. (it's mutual - Lowell is my favorite friend but, I digress) It's all a part of joyful living and wanting to share joy with others. And I am SO thankful there are a gazillion folks in the world that love this philosophy as well, and love and trust me enough to give me a chance!!!!!

Which brings me to our product lines. I don't support these casually or without studying the whys and hows of them. If you've known me a long time or short time you'll realize I'm all about natural, healthy and preventative choices. I love chemical-free, plant-based goodness. I choose organic, non-GMO seeds for our garden, pure cleaning products for home, keep tabs on food labels ... and this has been a lifestyle of our family for years and years! It leads to a wholeness and good health.

And along comes It Works! Global!! I have learned I can stand boldly behind what we offer.
Another of the many things I love about It Works! is that we have something for everyone!!!!
Got questions? We'll find answers!