Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Curl your hair with a sock?

Have you heard of the new sock method to curl your hair overnight with no heat??? I came across this video yesterday and thought why not. So I tried it out last worked! All you do is cut the toes off of a sock and then roll the sock up like a doughnut. Then you put your hair in a high ponytail(spray it with water to make slightly damp) and roll your hair in the sock starting from the tip down to the ponytail so you have a bun. In the morning you just unroll the sock and take your hair down and your finished. It was super easy and my hair turned out really curly. My hair isn't very long so I didn't think it would work but it did. I think this will become my go-to hairdo, especially those mornings where you have to get up super early or you aren't going to have much time to get ready. Watch this chicks video and let me know what you think. (For those that don't know me in person---This is NOT me in the video.) :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Twister Mania - Review-

 We had a fun party the other day. We didn't have much of a turn out but boy did we have more fun than I ever imagined we would. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard.
Twist into FUN with Twister™ Mania
With Twister Mania you have to twist your body into the different shapes shown to you on the screen. You play with the Xbox 360 Kinect so it registers what you are doing and if you are hitting the shapes or not. There are several modes you can play and I promise there is no way you can play without laughing and shedding a few tears(of joy of course!). My absolute favorite was where we created a pose and everyone had to try to copy it. We had such a great time that my bestie decided right then and there that she would be getting an Xbox and Kinect so she could play with her four children. 
We will definitely be getting together to play Twister Mania again. We realized that not only were we having a great time we were also getting a good workout throughout it. We had a blast and I am so grateful that we had this awesome opportunity to try something new and different. 

I was invited to be a host of House Party sponsored by Twister Mania. I was provided a sample party pack (which included the game, coupons, balloons and twisty straws) to try in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided. All opinions noted are mine and mine alone.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Maybe someday....

I'll get over my heartaches.

Sadness has a hold of me lately. I know it shouldn't, I'm trying not to let it get a firm grip but its hard. I think it has to do with getting older and dreams not being fulfilled. I grew up having an idea of how my life would go, planning the things I wanted to do and wanted to happen and all by a certain time and now that age is here and things are still uncertain and I'm just feeling sorry for myself. I'm feeling lost, unappreciated, undesirable, broken.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Over the Top -Part 1-

I can't even begin to describe the wonderful experience I had at the Women of Faith Over the Top Conference! I want to start by thanking Women of Faith and BookSneeze for providing me with two tickets to the event. I took my bestie Cassie and on Friday morning we headed to OKC for an overnight getaway. It was so much fun. We heard from so many great speakers and the worship team was amazing. We had a great view right across from the stage. We laughed, we cried, and we hugged and learned more about ourselves and our relationship with God.
I took a lot of notes and I'd like to share some of them with you. The first speaker we heard from was Patsy Clairmont. Wow what a character!! She was hilarious! She was very quirky and her facial expressions cracked me up. I loved all of the ladies(& the gent of course) but she was by far my favorite! Here are just a tad bit of things she spoke on.
-It's not enough to be memorized, it has to be internalized.-
I loved this. I hadn't ever thought of it this way before but its so true. What good does it do just to learn something by memorizing it or knowing the word of God. You need to internalize it. If you internalize it, you live by it. You need to feel it inside so that you express all that greatness of God on the outside. Change is good.
-When you're faithful in little things, I'll give you more. And when you're faithful in more, I'll give you much.-
You have to be faithful in the little and big things. He will give you everything you need and more, you just have to trust in that, trust in Him. Let Him be your best friend and companion. He will never leave you.
-He wants you to have the lasting heart change that God's comfort will give you.-
-God has designed us with a will that is stronger than emotion. Make decisions based off of what we know, not what we feel. God never intended emotions to think for us.-
Proverbs 15:1 'A kind answer soothes angry feelings, but harsh words stir them up.'
-Be grace filled towards each other.-
-God isn't looking for perfection, just measurable progress.-

I'll share some more notes with you on the next post. I had so much fun and look forward to hopefully going again next year.

I received two free tickets to the Women of Faith 'Over the Top' Conference from Women of Faith and Book Sneeze in exchange for a blog post stating my honest opinion about my experience. No other compensation was provided. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Next Step....

I'm not the greatest when it comes to change or new experiences. If I don't know exactly what to expect then more than likely I won't be doing it. I realized last night at church that I don't only do that in daily activities but I've done that with my walk with God. There is so much I'd like to do to grow with Him and the church but because I haven't been down this road before, I stop myself short. I've been keeping myself from great things. I look forward to jumping in with both feet from now on and not letting my anxiety or fears get the best of me. I'm excited for the amazing things God is doing in my life and all that He has in store for me!

On the Road--- Tomorrow morning the bestie and I are headed to OKC for the Women of Faith 'Over the Top' conference. We are so excited. Thank you to Women of Faith and BookSneeze for providing me with this awesome opportunity!

Monday, November 7, 2011

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs -Review-

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs
Created by Stephen Elkins
Illustrated by Tim O'Conner

About the book:
Kids can read, sing, and learn while they spend time with God!
In 100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs children can read a devotion, sing a beloved song, and say a prayer all while learning and spending time with God. Perfect for before school, bedtime, or anytime, these short devotions will be fun for kids and help parents grow their children’s faith.
With bright illustrations, great music, and powerful messages, kids will have fun while they learn to walk with God and apply the message of the Bible to their everyday lives.
My thoughts:
What a great book!!! I don't think I can possibly express how much I love this book. I wanted to review this book because I had been on the lookout for something I could use to teach my three year old son more about God. We have both been learning so much from this book. We read about God, we look and talk about the beautiful illustrations and then we listen to the song that goes with each devotion. To finish it off we read the bible verse and say our daily prayer that is provided. This is a wonderful book! 

I received this book free from as part of their book review blogger program in exchange for an honest review whether it be negative or positive. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shake Rattle & Roll

I experienced my first earthquake last Oklahoma! It was wild!

Today is going to be a great day. We just got done eating breakfast and now we are lounging. I'm looking up breeders for the new dog I'm planning on getting. ::Grinning ear to ear::  They are expensive though so it may be a while before we get one.  Jay mentioned going golfing so we may venture out in to the world this afternoon. I have plenty of stuff to do around the house if we end up staying home so I'm good either way. My sister is having surgery on Tuesday so please keep her in your prayers. Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What can you do to help?

Want to help make a difference? Anything you are able to donate, even if it's just a one dollar will help.

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Things are changing in my neck of the woods. I've been living in a bubble - my safe zone. I stop myself from doing things because I'm not certain of the outcome. My husband thinks I'm having a breakdown. I promise this isn't my midlife crisis but I am turning THIRTY in twenty days! There are things I have always wanted to do but never do them because of my fears of the unknown. I live a safe life. Why not do what will make me happy? You never know if you're going to like something unless you try it. I'm not just talking about big things but little things. Things most if not all of you have done coloring your hair. Yeah yesterday I would of told you I had NEVER dyed my hair before but today I can officially say I DID IT! I have wanted bangs for forever but have been too afraid of what I'd look like. The day before last I had my hair cut and got bangs for the first time in fifteen years! I haven't always been like this. I used to be a little crazy and carefree... I don't know what happened but I do know that times are changing and I'm changing with them.

Live the life you've been given!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sleepless Thoughts

I went on a girls getaway a few weeks ago. I was looking through my ipod earlier and found something I wrote in the middle of the night. Enjoy. 

It's twenty til five in the morning. I'm sitting on the back patio of dry gulch USA. The fire is crackling, the fountain flowing and the coyotes are howling. Those are the only sounds I hear. I think I'm the only one awake. We went to bed at 330. I laid there for forever but couldn't sleep with the symphony of snores going on. I seriously think there was a conversation going on amongst the snores. So here I am. There was no point in laying there anymore. Even on the off chance that I did fall asleep, I would of only gotten an hour tops. So I'm up in hopes of getting some beautiful shots of the sunrise and if I can some shots of the horses. 
There was a reason I couldn't sleep. God sent a wonderful woman to talk with me. She shared stories of her life and spoke with me about the word. God works in mysterious ways sometimes. What an amazing God we have!