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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Revolutionize My LAUNDRY? Here's How To

One of the chores that I still do for my family is laundry.  Yep, even for my 20 year old son!lol!  He might just get embarrass if he reads this.  However, in his defense, he does do his laundry on his own whenever he can fit it in and I'm happy to help him out from time to time.

No matter how much I plan though, the very act of doing laundry can be tedious.  Going to the store, knowing which laundry detergent to buy is not fun for me.  Why you might wonder?  Because it takes me forever to decide on the type of detergent, which one is more environmentally friendly, which has the least chemical and won't leave a stain on my skin or the clothing I'm trying to clean.  Not to mention the strong odor that ensues with the perfumes that emanates from the wash.  What's that all about anyway?!

If I were to tell you that I found out about a way you and I can do our laundry without any detergent, would you believe me?  How about, no chemical, NONE!  And if you dislike those strong perfume-type scents that comes with most laundry detergent, there's none of that too!!! What am I talking about you are asking yourself dear readers?

I recently discovered a new way we can get our laundry done without the stress involved, we will also save money, and help the environment.  It's called Crystal Wash 2.0.   You will be able to wash at least 1000 loads, that's an entire month's worth of  clean laundry the natural way.  Repeat after me, no detergent, no chemical, no perfume.  Crystal Wash 2.0 uses a technology known as Bio Ceramics to clean clothing the natural way and you will use less energy than with the regular detergents you normally use.

The creators of Crystal Wash 2.0 will be launching a crowd funding campaign soon.  They hope to take their product to the next level and get it to the masses so that we can have worry-free laundry days. I'm all over that!  To find out how you will save and reduce your carbon foot print, follow this link for more information and keep an eye out for the launch on January 26, 2015. 

Note: This is a product review to help with the launch of Crystal Wash 2.0.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Where do you see your blog in 5 years?

10) Where do you see your blog five years from now? I hope it's still around! It probably will be but I do hope I'm still here alive and well and sharing!  I also hope I will get to the point that I hope to with blogging. Writing often, sharing even more people at home in the USA and worldwide.  I tend to fly under the radar at times.  Maybe I'll be the "Oprah" of blogging!lol! I do however hope to become the Go-to blogger that other people will come to when they want to feel hope and optimistic and have some laughter! To even chat about life and share their experiences!                   
 They Like Me, They REALLY Like Me.....
One of the things I love about having this blog is that it gives me a chance to reflect on my life and what was going on when I wrote a particular article.   Take for example the sample from a previous article above that I wrote in 2012 upon being nominated for a blog award.  It's been almost three years since I made those wishes and hope of my vision for my blog in five years.  

Looking at my blog now, I'm so happy to be blogging, and sharing with you my dear readers.  I am also happy to say that my blogs are read by so many people around the world.  It's great to know that I have viewership nationally and internationally.  To that I say thank you!

I mentioned last year that I'm upgrading the look of my blogs.  It’s a process that takes some time. I hope to have all of the links working and to also have the aesthetically pleasing looks I want.  If you are a blogger, where do you see your blog in five years from today?  Do you blog for fun or for business?  What do you hope for your blog to be?   I would love to hear how you began, and why you started your blog. Whether you are into blogging, or you are working on something else, it is good to keep yourself motivated so that you can achieve the goals you have for yourself and your life.  No matter how difficult it is at times, don't stop dreaming or taking actions to get to that dream of yours.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Musical Obsession: What's on your Music Playlist

Yes, you my dear readers.  You listen to music right?  I know you do, otherwise we wouldn't be friends. LOL! But seriously, what is on your music playlist?  Would you show it to anyone?  Would you be embarrass if everyone knows what you listened to?  Why, are they cheesy music?  Are they too benign?  Would they really tell the type of person you are?

Embarrassingly so?  hahahahaha....ok, I'll show you mine if you show me yours....yes!  Hey, do you have more than one playlist?  I do too.   I use music as a motivator when I workout so I have a playlist for that too; and one for when I'm moody; and one for when I need encouragement. I also have a couple for praises and inspiration.  Yep, my playlists are totally me! 

So, I'll paste half of one of my playlists in my next write up...and I'll put the rest of it when I've seen yours.  So come on, are you in, or are you going to be totally silent on me my dear readers?  Show me yours, I'll show you!

(this write up totally inspired by the movie Begin Again with Mark Garafalo and Keira Knightley...(with Adam Levine, Mos Def,'ve got to watch it if you haven't yet!!!) The soundtrack for this movie is oh so AWESOME!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Creating Your 2015 Vision/Inspiration

It's the second week of 2015, how is it going for you so far dear readers?  If you have made any new plans or goals, how are you faring so far? My main focus this year is to find balance in my life and in everything that I do.

Finding balance in everything is extremely difficult to do when you are a mom, wife, sister, BFF, employee and budding entrepreneur.  Yep, the many hats I wear!  And that's not including being advisor, the go to girl, personal shopper, guide, and everything else that falls in-between.  So yes, finding balance is key.

So I've began my Vision Board. I posted some photos using Polyvore on my fashion blog.  I'm linking it below.  Somehow getting the photo here for you to see escapes me at the moment. But I will get it posted here shortly.  In the meantime, take a look at it, tell me if you feel inspired by just looking at it? Or if you're totally confused!lol! I get it if you are.  I will share more about my inspiration in another write up. 

In the meantime, do share your inspiration for this year.  What do you hope to achieve, work on, change?  It doesn't have to be a grand plan you know.  If you have an "inkling" for change in your life, to do something different, that alone is your inspiration.  Til next time dear readers, #Gobold2015!

~Go to my Vision Board here~
2015 Vision/Inspiration ~ Fabulously Curvy

Friday, January 9, 2015

Which Career do you really want?

On my Facebook the other day, my personal account, not my Fabulously Curvy Blog page, one of my friends posted a career choice they should be doing. It was a quiz from Play Buzz, it asks questions, you answer, playing along, I received this little nugget of information:

Apparently I am meant to be a Writer!   Then it went on:
You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.

I am pleasantly surprised that it, the algorithm got all that from my responses to its questions.  Yes, I'm that easy...and happily confirm what I've known all along!! 

So, do you want to play 

What Career Are You Meant For?

dear readers?

Click the link below!

Come back and let me know if your results are true to who you are;  who you wish you were; or who you really want to be!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Question for 2015 - What makes YOU Happy?

I shared the Vlog (video-blogging) below last year with you dear readers.  I then added annotations with the intention of including it in my December Re-posts...which (the re-post) didn't happen.  

So I'm going to share it here one more time because with the New Year, and with some of us re-dedicating ourselves to our goals and future plans, this is the perfect time for it!  My question is still the same, "What makes YOU Happy?" 

I would love you to share what really makes you happy. Being content is one of my goals too, in a round-about-a.k.a.-full-circle way. I'll share more as time goes on. I have only one major goal this year, and with all that I want to do, being happy is definitely a part of it.

If you're on You Tube, do subscribe!  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Operation Motivation: Walking a Mile in Someone Else Shoes

Sometimes you have to wallow in the place of where you don't want to be, to get to where you are supposed to be. Life can sometimes throw us curve-balls we never see coming. However, it is often from these painful curve-balls that we grow.

We grow  from our experiences to whom we are truly meant to be.  There is the saying that "You learn from your mistakes".  This is true, and has been the experience of a number of people in any society.  However, there are the few that never seem to learn at all. They continue to plow knee-deep into the abyss of trials after trials of errors.

It is easy for the few who have never experienced continued disappointments and failures to point fingers and jump to conclusions of judgement at those who continue to go through their trials; because the finger-pointers may think they know the story of the misjudged.  It pays to "walk a mile in their shoe", and experience someone's life before you can judge them.

I personally try not to judge anyone,  it is something that I used to do.  Not because I was a "bad" person, or thought I was perfect, but because I never really looked at life the way I do now.  Oh there are times when I slip up, and I'll think to myself not so nice thoughts about some people.  You hear that term, "some people" kind of like, "those people".  We all do that from time to time.  However, as time goes on, and I've learned so much from my own mistakes, and am learning to love myself and live my life the way God intends me to.  I am no longer one to criticize anyone. I may still have my opinion, we are all entitled to the way we feel, and yes, even the way we think.  But let us reserve judgement and give that person a second, or even a third chance, much the way we often ask God to forgive us, and he always do.

With this in mind my dear readers, a New Year is here and it is a chance at a clean slate.  Pretty much the way we should think of every single day. I also wanted to say if you do love to make Resolutions for the new year, don't stop, declare yours and go for it!

#Gobold2015 #stepoutofyourcomfortzone - My two hashtags for you for this 2015!