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Thankful Thursday: Blogging

This Thursday, I am linking up with Michelle from Divas With A Purpose, for anther Thankful Thursday. Sometimes we can take the simple things for granted, and not really understand how good we have it. This Thursday, I am so very thankful for blogging, but mostly social media. I know in my mother’s time, there was no social media, no blogging, or Twitter. Let’s not even discuss Pinterest, or Instagram. Back in those days, when you were alone, you were a-l-o-n-e. If we are alone these days, it is a completely different kind of alone feeling. We can at least reach out and make connections, back in their time (about 30 years ago) this never existed. So I very thankful for an opportunity to never really feel disconnected from society. This online community that somehow helps me focus on my goals, and encourages me to be better than my imaginations. What are you thankful for? Share in your comments below and don’t forget to check out Divas With A Purpose...

Believing in Trust

I came across a quote that said: At first, I dismissed it, thinking it was just like every other quote that you come across. But it just kept popping back in my head. How many times do we ponder about what the next step?  Sometimes, we even pray about the issues that we face and ask for guidance. However, at the end of the day, every decision that we make is because we trust that we are making the right decision. The reason we agonized over some of life’s choices, is because we do not know the true outcome. Life is funny that way. 99% of the time, we are putting ourselves out there and we hope we are perceived well. I think that is why it’s so hard to gain a person’s trust. It’s not freely given. It’s something that has to truly be earned, and when it is earned–its glorious. They trust you because they decided to trust you. Because you know how hard that decision can be, you are thankful that they saw you in that light. On the other hand, when that trust is broken or abused, you feel betrayed. It’s like they saw you naked and laughed. Trust in marriage is the same thing. When you finally say, “I do,” you are saying that you do trust them no matter where the roads take you. You know that at the end of the day it will always be you and your spouse against the world. Trust with our own kids is a bit different. It works the other way around. It’s freely given since...

One Word February Update

  Did you know…usually by the time Valentine’s Day come, people who made resolutions would either break them or forget them. If you haven’t–consider yourself fortunate. We are almost to the end of the month and I wanted to keep track of my one word–Patience. Well–let me start by saying that it is not an easy word to follow. I constantly find myself closing my eyes and think about the word. Focus on what’s really bothering me and learning how to step away. Family Those with kids–I don’t even need to go there. You know first hand on how kids can try everything in the book to test your patience. I’ve been trying a few things that has been helping. 1. Giving my full attention. Sometimes if my daughter is coloring, I’m tempted to check some email or read some blogs. However I know that when she really acts out, she wants and need attention. So before we get to that point, that is what I do. I’ll sit down with her, especially when her brother is napping and give her all of me. 2. Not leaving anything up for interpretation. Instead of telling my daughter to pick up her toys, I’ve been very specific with her. I’ll say, “Please pick up the dinosaur and put him in the black basket on the book-case. Very long-winded, but it does work. I just have to keep reminding myself that spelling it out, and explaining in detail what is needed of her will make things easier on me as well as her. 3. Giving the hubby exact directions. Funny how this...

It Really is a Good Life

When you’re happy like a fool, let it take you over When everything is out you gotta take it in Good Life~One Republic   I’ve been humming this song for the longest now, and I just had to share it. When I listen to it, I just can’t help but just take everything in, and just appreciate everything around me. There are times when I really can take things for granted and complain about things that I really should be thankful for. However, when I really think about, happy or sad, this is really a good life. It’s the only one we have, so we should make the best out of it. The song that I”m sharing with you this Wednesday is The Good Life, by One Republic. Happy Wednesday everyone!...
Easy Pancakes Recipe

Easy Pancakes Recipe

  One thing that I love about mornings, is making something that I know is not only good but the whole family is going to enjoy.  What makes it even more wonderful is to make something and know that I didn’t have to break the bank to do it. When I cooked this batch of pancakes, I was thinking about keeping it to myself, but of course the blogger in me wants to share. In these days, it’s so easy to just take out a pre-mix batter and just throw it together.  But did you know it’s so easy to make pancakes? Most, if not all of these ingredients we all have in the house and it’s super quick. This recipe is a basic one, but it’s a classic. The best part about this recipe is that you can always build from this. If you try it, let me know! Easy Pancakes Recipe Recipe Type: Breakfast A very simple but yummy breakfast. Can be served alone or with Eggs. Ingredients Dry Ingredients. 1 cup of Flour 2 tbsp of sugar (I usually use 4 cause we like it sweet) 1/4 tsp of Salt 1 tbsp of baking powder Wet Ingredients 2 tbsp of oil (I like to use olive for health benefits) 1 egg 1 cup of milk (we use soy milk) Instructions Mix the dry ingredients well, then add wet ingredients. Mix well until all the egg has been incorporated in the batter. Let rest for 5 minutes. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle,...

Something Old, Something New

This week, I decided to join in the Friendship Friday event  hosted by Create with Joy.  This is where bloggers respond to a question or theme to spark our creativity. This week’s Theme; Something Old Something New Something Old… For me this topic is really hard to think about since there were a lot of posts that I wrote that I am very happy with.  However, if I was to pin it down to a few posts that I enjoyed the most it would be the following:  I did my first Guest post over at Say What U Wanna, and it felt really great to shake off the fear of doing one, and just do it.  Also for the first time, I dived into serious make up.  By serious I mean foundation and all.  It seems funny but before I did it, I never thought I would enjoy the whole process. Last but not least, it was the announcement of my pregnancy, and the birth of our son.  We were so happy to have him last year.  He came right on time.  Right after Hurricane Sandy, and right before the Nor’easter that hit our New York area. Something New… I’ve joined the One Word challenge, and this year I chose Patience.  Between Sandy, having my mother and brother temporary displaced, and having a new baby, I know I am going to need as much as this as possible.  Also, I know I am going to need it for myself.  There are times that I want to do so many things at once, that I end up not getting anything...
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