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Friday, October 24, 2014

Musical Obsession: Free Deadmau5 - 4x4=12

Cover Album Deadmau5 photo from Google Play
It's that time again dear readers, what am I talking about?  It's TGIF!!! Happy Friday all!  What are we in the mood for this beautiful day?  Well, how about another of my musical obsession! Which one is it today?  How about FREE music from Google Play!  

Yep, here we go, another free music friday to jump start your weekend dear readers.  This time it is music from the coolest of dude Deadmau5!  You know what I like about this album?  That every song from this album makes me want to go running and keep on running. It is that motivating!  Isn't music just the greatest thing ever?  Like yeeaaahhhh!

Follow the link below and go over to Google Play for your free download.  Remember if you haven't signed up yet, it's quick and easy, they'll take your debit or credit card information, but there won't be any charges....a big fat ZERO!

Let me know what you think about this music. I've heard and watch him play before (on TV), he's a musical genius with the way he mixes music; and my son Adam loves his music.  However, he was not on my listening radar, but sure is now!  How about you?

Deadmau5 Free Album from Google Play

Read more about Deadmau5 here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beginner's Prose: put a smile on your face

Today's hump day prelude my dear readers, getting you to put a smile on your face! Sometimes we forget to do that, especially when we are caught up in our day-to-day happenings that we have to deal with. So stop, take a break, read my prose (see the link below), and remember ~smile~.

Beginner's Prose: put a smile on your face: A big ole smile a happy smile fill your life with laughter stop and smell the roses eat that bowl of ice cream take time to play ru...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Vlog: My Results - The Flex Belt Worked

I am super excited dear readers.  Do you want to know why?  Because of the Flex Belt, which I've used for two full weeks so far; my body looks so much better and I am feeling fabulous! Yes, and that's with being super busy and unable to workout 3-4 times a week as I'm used to! 

A few facts:
1)The Flex Belt by BMR will give you a great abdominal workout because it strengthens your abs and makes it stronger. 
2)It works by stimulating your muscles with the electronic components that makes the belt works.  
3)Be sure to visit with your doctor before you use this product or do any workout for that matter, your health is important and so you do what is best for you. 
4)Please do read and follow the instructions, caution, and advice from the manufacturer of the belt.  It's like crossing the street, you do so with caution looking both ways first right?  So do read everything and follow their instructions. 

It's pretty simple and easy to use, I get home from work, I plug in he unit to charge, when it's ready, I attach the unit to the connector on the belt, and's ready to go!  Do follow the link I'm putting below so you can find out more about it.  

Now watch my updated vlog video, a review follow-up and see the results.  

updated video 

Follow the link I mentioned for more info here:

Let me know what you think dear readers, do you see a change? Would you use it?

Note: I was gifted the Flex Belt so that I could try it and do this review.  The link above is affiliated with me.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello Kitty, a little girl? What?!

Think of a kitty, a famous one you know, the one whose face is on quite a few merchandise that we all love and go "ape" about.  Who is this famous kitty I am referring to?  That's Hello Kitty of course!  Did you know Hello Kitty is a little girl, as in a human girl?  

The owners of the brand recently revealed that Hello Kitty is a little girl who attends Primary School (that is Elementary School for the U.S.) and lives in London.  What?!  How can that be? According to Sanrio, the creative company of our favorite, little human, consumers assumed she was a cat because of the markings on her face which are not whiskers.  But, but......OK, maybe those are earrings?! ~must make sense of this~   She can be whomever the people who love her want her to be (ad lib here).   Sanrio knew from the beginning that she was a little girl who lives in England.  She even has a twin sister, and a cat of her own!!! 

I talked to my 13 year old about this because she (along with her friends), are big Hello Kitty fans.  Amanda always want something Hello Kitty and recently begged for and received that cute pair of Hello Kitty glasses.  When I shared this news, she was absolutely surprised and immediately went to every photo she had featuring her to make sure.  She had the same response, "...the whiskers... and the ears...?"  She's not upset about it, and has taken the news in stride! 

For the 40th anniversary, the company will publish the story behind Hello she began, so keep an eye out for this upcoming book (which will definitely reveal her background).  In the mean time, there will be a special day for Hello Kitty fans to celebrate, a Reading Day.  It is this year on October 25th.  There will be all sorts of activities centered around this day.  I've linked the website below where you can not only download the cool icon I've placed in this article, you can get caught up on what is planned for that special reading day, and also participate if you which to.  

We have taken the fact that Hello Kitty is human in stride dear readers, how about you?  If you have children, do they know this?  I would love to hear your thoughts, and especially theirs!

I perused articles on and to help with the details of this article.

Hello Kitty Reading Day in on honor of the 40th Anniversary will be on October 25th, 2014.
Download a free event day kit on the website too!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In Memory of my Mom - Happy Birthday

I was pregnant with Amanda in this photo

Today is a very special day to my heart.  My mom was born on this day, and although she has passed on to the other side, it's a day I will never forget.  I thank God for her being my mom. My siblings and I continue to remember her as the years go by.  Birthdays, Mother's day, Day she passed on, and any other days we choose to.  This might be macabre to some, but I really don't care.  

I had a dream about her and just when she was about to tell me something, that darn alarm clock went off!!!!LOL! I can just hear her laughing at that one!lol!    I miss you. I will always love you.

FOREVERSERENITY: Happy Birthday Mommy - R.I.P.: Today I'm taking a break from my Operation Motivation re-posts to say something about the woman who has meant the world to me all of my...

On Your Journey of Self-discovery.....

Sometimes you have to remember my dear readers, not to lose sight of what you stand for, of what you believe in.  In doing this you stay true to who you are.  I am on the self journey to re-discover my authentic self.  In a sense I was lost, yes lost because I let others get in my 'headspace" aka my thoughts, my way of thinking and doing.

Think about this, have you been really doing what you want to do?  Is where you are in your life right now where you want to be, where you are meant to be?  Have you been getting these little nudges to do something else?  If you have even the slightest feeling of discontent about any areas of your life, you have to do something about it. You have to go out and re-discover you.

As I continue my journey of self-discovery, motivating myself into action to be who I am meant to be, I am enjoying myself again, learning to be content with who I am, and where I am.  It's not as if I wasn't happy or living my life.  Rather, I wasn't living enough for me. When you live for you, your truth, your beliefs, you will attract all that is good and authentic to your life.  

Learn to be content where you are, and you will have all that you desire.  It won't come to you out of the blue though, you have to claim it!  Remember my Get Your Life series of articles?  You can refer to them as you continue on, or begin your journey.  I like to refer to them because it helps to keep me focus.  

Have you decided what it is you want to really do? Are you making any changes in your life right now?  Do you want to? I am curious to know if you too are on this journey, or whatever you are doing to make a difference in your life.  Leave me a comment so we can have a fantastic discussion.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Teen's Favorite Lament - I'm BORED
There was a time when it didn't take much to captivate her
I am racking my brain trying to recall back in the days of my youth if I had ever uttered the words "Mom, I'm bored"  Not that I can recall. Not in a "million years"!

Yet those are often the words of my daughter, now 13, and her friends; they are constantly bored, it doesn't matter what they're doing, who they are with, or where they're going,  They are always bored!
Having fun w/her nephew
Keeping her occupied was so easy!
What is it with teens these days?  I remember once my daughter Amanda and I we were out and about, we were busy, then I heard the words, "Mom, I'm bored..".  I asked her how she could be bored doing something that she wanted to do?   I wanted to get to the bottom of this, so I asked her why are you bored, what is it that makes you bored?   She didn't have a definitive answer.  As teens it doesn't matter what they are doing they always seem to be bored and the funniest thing is their attention span is very, very short.  It doesn't take much to hold their attention and if it does, only for a moment.
Yes,  I get involved w/dressing up too!lol! (this was after a long night of trick n treat)
I remember when I was a teen I used to play games, read (my favorite past time) I did so many different things to keep myself occupied.  I have taught each of my children to do this, while keeping them occupied and involved when they were growing up. My teen (she's the youngest) just doesn't want to be bothered with this these days and I look at it as being lazy.  They have become a lazy society.  Teens and young people in general in today's society will claim how bored they are instead of occupying themselves.  If they are not interested in playing sports or doing other physical activities, there doesn't seem to be much for them to do?  I say poppycock!  I am going to remind her of what she can do or be doing, I will keep showing and guiding her so that she can develop better habits.
~sidenote~ Am I not rocking my red fro though?!lol! One of our mom-daughter selfies!
It's of course not as easy, these days our kids when they are older, dictate their likes and dislikes.  We as parents allow this because we want them to be independent thinkers.  I say yes to all that, but within reason.  For now, she'll just have to be occupied with hanging with her friends, playing dance on the Wii, going to youth services, being active in dance class and hanging with mom and explore whenever possible!
 Goofing off in these selfies!
Striking a pose!