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The Power of One

Many Hats Mommy

I will never forget what Elisabeth Elliot said when I had the privilege of hearing her speak in person. I didn’t know that as a young adult fresh out of college I didn’t really need those words as much then as I would fifteen or more years down the road of life.

Mrs. Elliot shared her story. She relayed how her husband and some other men who were missionaries to a dangerous tribe of Auca Indians were brutally murdered. Of course the next day she woke up in grief and shock. If I remember correctly, she said her daughter was two. Mrs. Elliot wondered what she and the other now-single women with young children would do.

I can’t even imagine.

Of course the audience hushed as they listened, including me. Then she shared what I’ll never forget.

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Are #PaperbackBooks a thing of the past? Or has #EBooks taken over forever??????

  Yeah so my brain has been pondering this, as I determine if my book will be released as a #Paperback or an #EBook.  I have watched Bookstores close down and new websites arise because of this simple thought. We are so #HighTech in 2015, everyone has #Smartphones and #Tablets…. And I mean #EVERYONE!! Schools are teaching children with iPads, Moms and Dads are walking around with iPhones and Androids, little babies under 6 months can figure out if I swipe left or right it will change the screen!!!!! My Grandma (A Saint) has an iPhone and she keeps up with Obamas tweets, and everyone in the families #Facebook or #Instagram!!!! #BlessGod if this isn’t a #Digital world… Well I don’t know what is!  

  Now…. I like the #Organicness of a book. (And it’s not because I’m #Vegan) I just like to pick up a physical book and touch it and read it. Flip through the pages. Highlight things etc. I appreciate it. Now, the flip side to that is….. Every Sunday in church, I have adjusted to using my #iPhone6 as my #Bible! I use my favorite Bible app and it allows me to highlight and do everything that I could do with a real book 😍😍😍😍.  Yet I still have a journal that I keep with me for my sermon notes.. So it’s obvious that I’m not completely bought in. *sigh*

Am I crazy? Let’s take a vote. Creating an #eBook of course is cheaper. Creating a physical book especially a #GreenBook made of #RecycledPaper (I am a #Vegan for Godsake) cost more than just a regular book even. (Please know that that pisses me off.. To do something that can save the planet cost more.. Just like to eat healthy costs more.. But that’s a whole different topic….I’ll hop off my #Soapbox for now).  But let’s see what the #People say!!

Tell me your thoughts on this topic!!! It will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks #Fam

Que!!!

  

The #InstantGratification Age ~ #DriveThroughLifeMentality

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Mmmmmmm  how did we get here.   Are we too smart for our own good?  Have we been going through life in the fast lane for so long that we don’t know how to slow down? It’s crazy. Everything we need in life right now.. its easy to get.  Its like going to McDonalds, when you’re hungry and saying… gimme a combo meal… and 3 minutes later we are eating and on our way to the next stop.

RELAXXXXXXXXX!!!!!  Jesussssssss HELP US!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just stop. Smile at the person walking next to you… look up from your cell phone…and notice other HUMANS.  Realize that the Sun is shining on you… Stick your tongue out and catch a freaking snowflake would ya?  There is so many natural things that we have that we forget to take advantage of……that are right here for the taking.

Stop!!!!!!  Look around where you are, and notice the people.   Have you ever thought of how many lives are around you?  And how you effect one another?  So many lives… So many people… going through so many different things.  Geez… and you think you have problems…  Everyone does.  We all have things going on, and the world keeps spinning.

Lets look at Love for example.  OMG Love is a simple, free, amazing thing, and people take advantage of it because…..they can’t put a value to it…Like they can their car… or their job, or their nice little jewelry.  But is so much more valuable than any of that. That’s the one that the bible speaks the most of… and we as people like to do it the least.

Everything can’t give you #InstantGratification.  Some things you have to put in work for.  Some things are like plant seeds, you have to nurture and care for them, and then they grow. Sometimes it makes me sad that people just #DriveThroughLife because you miss out on some of the greatest things that they will ever encounter.  I’m a simple girl….i adore the basics…while everyone else likes black and white… i LIVE IN COLOR….and i absolutely LOVE IT!!  I believe in things that you can’t see.  If forces you to have faith, and hope, and then you become overwhelmed with joy when what you have had faith for… and hoped for.. actually comes to fruition.

Life will keep moving regardless…but make sure while you’re driving through it…..slow down……roll the windows down… open the freakin sun roof…and admire its beauties. Take in the fresh air…..

Live a little.

Love Often.

And Smile so much that people ask you…Why are you so Happy 🙂

#Boom!!!!

Love Ya!

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Out with the Old in with the New….#HappyFrickinNewYear

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Well, well, well……. We made it!!!! #ThankYouGod for another year!!!! Whoop Whoop!! (Inserts 30 sec dance party here…lol) Well 2014 was good to me….. And I am EXPECTING #ABUNDANCE in 2015!!! It’s time for us to stop talking about it and just being about it. You wanna write a book? WRITE IT!! You wanna lose weight? START EXERCISING!!!! We gotta stop talking about it
AND BE ABOUT IT!!!!

Get rid of all the dead things in your life!!! It’s it’s not apart of a solution… And only causing problems.. #LetItGo!!!!! (now singing the song from #Frozen)

So do yourself a favor this year…. DON’T LIE TO YOURSELF….don’t put off things you need to do another day.

Work hard at being better.
If you truly love someone make sure they know it.

I’m gonna Exercise more!
I’m gonna Make my average weight below 148!
I’m gonna Tithe MORE!!!
IM GONNA TRUST GOD EVEN MORE!!!
I’m gonna dream more and make those dreams reality!!!

It’s 2015 and I’m expecting blessing to pour out so heavily that they fall on to those around me #Boom!!!

So shout out to #BlessingsOnTheBlock

HAPPY NEW YEAR

#LoveYa

Que ✌️

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#Couponing #CouponCommunity #WhoLeftTheGateOpen #WhyGod! #HelpMe

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Ok… I just need to get this off my chest.. #RealQuick… this is gonna probably be my easiest post.. because I have started so many others.. but didn’t post then yet because.. I just wanna think it out..

Well….. not right now.  THIS #COUPONING THING IS CRAZY! AND ADDICTING! AND …OH MY GOD I LOVE IT!!!!

Ok.. let me focus… because I didn’t know how amazing it would make me feel.. to just #save some money.. I feel like I have missed out on so many years of #Couponing!!!!  I try not to think of money that I have blown…lol.. paying retail for things… huh.. it makes my heart hurt.

Oh… but what a blessing was bestowed upon me… as i was paying close attention to one of my #Amazing classmates from HIGH SCHOOL… CeCe….she never has to pay full price for anything.. she is a #GURU AT #COUPONING!!! #BLESSHERLORD!!!  SHE HELPED ME!!! I’m so grateful!  Our family of 5… is always in need.. and i …….#StronglyDislike..  for a better choice of words…PAYING FULL PRICE!!! I’ve always been good at finding a good sale.. but what i thought was good is NOTHING!!!  DO YOU HEAR ME… NOTHING COMPARED TO THE SAVINGS THAT #Hardcore #Couponers save. NOTHING!!!!!!!

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Now…it becomes and obsession.. you want to learn the lingo… then you wanna learn how to find the sales… then you wanna know when the freakin manufacturers coupons come out… then you order your first batch of coupons, you’re watching the mailbox, then they arrive… and whoooooaaaaaaa ……then you really wanna buy EVERYTHING!!! LOL… AND YES.. IT’S THAT INTENSE!!!!!! (I literally just had to laugh)

The Lord #Himself…told me… that #GLUTTONY is not just for food Quiana…. (I’m not cray cray.. but I have my own personal relationship with God…) (judge me if you want. #iDon’tCare lol) And it was to say…don’t just buy everything… only buy the items that you need in your household, because… I’m sucked in… #JustKeepinItReal  So…I have to know what I would like to have “on hand” ….I write it down.. and I can only buy whats on that list.  (this is how I control myself..) (so I think)

The things i love: (aka… acceptable items for my initial hauls )                                                                                                 (**hauls are your bulk purchase…HA!,  told ya’ll i’m vested, learning the lingo and everything)

Gain Flings (so the kids don’t waste detergent)/Bounce dryer sheets/ Glad trash bags/Olay body wash/Gillette deodorant/ secret deodorant/ crest and Colgate toothpaste/ Dove Soap/ Lysol Kitchen, and Reg Spray/ Pinesol (not the gold one)/ Bounty Paper Towel/ Charmin Toilet Paper/Windex

To me these are the basics that i need everyday… so my focus is on these items.. BUT I WANNA GET OTHER STUFF!!!

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

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But I’m going to stick to my guns… and get what I need, and not become and impulsive buyer… Its hard though… the Rush that you get when you have like.. $100 worth of stuff on the counter.. and they say like..$15 IS SOOO AMAZING!!!! I just needed to get that out..

Its great to be saving money…but it must be controlled. #JustSayin   My fiancé ALREADY asked me if I was about to open a Dollar Store with all this stuff…..  (cracking up!!!)

Anyway……For anyone who wants to start Couponing….there are apps for any and everything…my current favorites are Favado, i can just type in what i need and it will tell me everyplace near me that has it, and how to get the max discount, Cartwheel- an app for Target, and of course my spots…… Kmart, Meijer, Kroger, Walmart, Dollar General, Walgreens, and CVS…whew!!!!   Now.. my girl CeCe is about to start doing classes!!! She is AMAZING!!!! AND WORTH EVER DOLLAR I WILL PAY FOR A CLASS!!!…… SHE IS AWESOME!!! AND SHE TAUGHT ME SOO MUCH 🙂  #THANKS CECE!!!!

Well.. i think I got it all out!!! This is #Que #SigningOff

Who knows what I will be on a #QuestFor Next….LOL!!!!!!

Love ya!!!!

Que

We all have the SAME 24 HOURS!!! It’s up to YOU how YOU use it!

 
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The statement….”If I could clone myself” is ever so real in my life!!!! *sigh*

Sometimes I wish that God gave us daily organizers, to just tell me what to do to fit it ALL IN!!!!!!! Since we as humans don’t have this built in gift, it is up to us. It is up to us to maximize the time in our days. We all have the same 24 hours. No one person has more or less. Isn’t that crazy! We can’t all have the same time…..sometimes I think….I needed to do this, and that. Or how does such and such get all this done in a day. This can’t be right.

It is.

1 day = 24 hours
24 hours = 1440 minutes
1440 minutes = 86,400

The more mature I get (ha ha a nice way to say older lol ) the more I am very particular about how I spend my time.  I don’t like to waste time.  I don’t like people who waste time.  When I go for a service, I would prefer it be prompt and timely, I don’t want to spend an extended amount of time anywhere unless i scheduled for it.  I love to spend the majority of my time with my Family, God, and being productive!  If it’s not going to make me productive, or do something to “benefit” me and my future, it is an ABSOLUTE…..WASTE…. OF….TIME..!!!!

I want to be the “living” example for my children.  I don’t want to talk about something that I wouldn’t do for myself.  If i expect them to be healthy….I should be the example of what healthy is.  I want them to exercise  and be physically active so I exercise. I want them to be organized so I’m organized. I want to be successful at my job, so i organize my day.  Same for them, their current job is SCHOOL, so i try to make them as organized as possible!!! Ohhhh but how many years did it take for me to get it……ughhhhhhh……but hey… I’ve got it now!

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THE 7 P’s are:

Prior

Proper

Planning

Prevents

Piss

Poor

Performance

It’s important to plan.  Make a plan and EXECUTE it! Don’t talk about it…Be About It!

if I can do it… EVERYONE can.  I have 3 munchkins, that ages are 14 (high school), 12 (7th grade), an 6 (1st grade), being a Mom is NOT EASY! But it is one of the greatest gifts from God, and as Moms it is our job to help mold our munchkins and help them be SUCCESSFUL at anything they put their mind to do!!!!!

Sooooo the moral of this story… is to GET WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH OUT OF YOUR DAYS….The only one that can push and Motivate you ……IS YOU!!  Maximize how you use your time, because once you waste it…..YOU CAN NOT GET IT BACK!!!!

WE ALL HAVE THE SAME 24  HOURS

…. IT IS UP TO YOU HOW YOU USE IT!!!!!!    

MAKE IT COUNT!!!!!!!

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Simplicity makes me happy. I don’t have to have the most expensive this.. Or the newest that… I’m simple 🙂 it’s the 4th of July and I have my family… Even though my kids are up North… And my fiancé is right next to me.. I have my family 🙂 they are a blessing…

My action for the day though came from me riding with my fiancé and opening the sun roof. I watched the clouds. It made me smile. It made me smile a HUGE SMILE 🙂 All I could think of was… They look like Cotton Candy! And geez did the creator of cotton candy get the idea from looking up at the clouds? HAHAHAHAHAHAH! I’m such a goof! But it made me soo happy. I thought…..Geez God… How did you come up with this stuff. Just another one of your miracles that I get to gaze upon EVERYDAY :). I felt grateful. I felt like a kid. I felt like I could lay on the ground (on a blanket or something.. Cuz God knows I’m NOT a fan of bugs … Just being honest) and look up at the sky for hours. The cumulus looks awesome…how it travels… And how it slowly breaks apart and form a new cloud…..or when it gets full it releases rain…it’s AMAZING! Those great big Cotton Candy Clouds have such a big job in out atmosphere.

Same as each one of us.. We each have a purpose in this great big world. Big or small it’s a purpose. So find your lane and stay in it. Look at the clouds.. They know their purpose and they stick to it…

You have to say they are soooo gorgeous… The sky is soo blue and the clouds are sooooo bright and white… Look for yourself 🙂

Find Joy in the Little Things 🙂

God Bless You and all the Little Things

Que 🙂

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