Personal Talk

InfluenceNet Meetup in Florida {#sunshinestatemeetup}

The Influence Network is an online community I love and recommend everyone to go and check it out (link provided so you can easily visit their site). I believe the internet is a tool and we all choose how to make use of it, I want to make the best use possible and so does The Influence Network’s team and members. “The Influence Network is for creatively minded women, who are looking for an uplifting community where they can be encouraged and also resourced to make their online lives mean something.” words from the influence network’s site.

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Spring break


I am not much of a gardener, my husband refers to me as a “purple thumb” kinda gal instead of a “green thumb”. Most of my plants don’t make it past two weeks. I have had cactus die. Seriously, how hard can it be to keep a cactus alive? They don’t need much water anyways. Yeap, that’s what happens to most of my plants, they die.


For some reason, I can keep orchids alive. Who would’ve known. Orchids are elegant and beautiful plants. Very regal. Better yet, I can keep them alive for years and years. Do you have a “green thumb”? Or are you as good/not so good with plants as I am?

Here’s hoping that spring makes it your way soon and flowers start blooming, if they are not already blooming. Enjoy the new life that grows all around you (us)!

Weekend celebrations…

February 28 and March 1 are two of my most favorite days of the year. My oldest daughter was born on a February 28, twelve years ago. You read right, my oldest girl just turned 12. When she was just two years old I was diagnosed with cancer. A rare cancer, we couldn’t even find a doctor that knew about it, less much treat it.



Long story short, we are both happy to be together and a day like February 28th is very emotional to me. The blessing of seeing her become a young girl makes me teary and proud. You can not imagine the nights I cried asking God to give me an opportunity to watch her grow and become a young woman and be a part of her journey. I am the most thankful mamma.


March 1 is my husband’s birthday.This man makes me happy and I am so proud of him.

So you can imagine the celebrations we have every year with two very important occasions occurring one day after another. It’s like a week long celebration. I don’t mind, you see I don’t cook for all those days and that makes me happy too.

I thank God every day and night for the daily blessings and mercy he pours over me.

happy valentine’s day!


Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year. We get to remind our loved ones how special they are. I thank God for each and every person that has made a difference in my life. My parents, siblings, husband, daughters, friends and even those that in a not so very friendly way has taught me something in my life. For all of those people I am thankful. Happy Valentine’s Day my sweeties! (more…)