Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Human and Spiritual Experience

Just like the sign says, we are here as spiritual beings having an earthly experience.

We often look at life as a time on earth and once we die it's all over. 
That is a very sad concept. 
knowing the truth is so important and very liberating.

Take a moment and ask yourself these 3 basic questions:

1. Where did I come from?
2. What is my purpose here in life?
3. Where am I going after I die?

Three basic questions have solid answers that only the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints can answer.

Our lives have a beginning and an ending and after that ending we begin to live in a greater world full of peace, love and happiness among Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and with our loving family.

If you have never had these 3 questions answered, take a moment and call any of our churches near you or visit our website below for the answer to these 3 questions. You won't ever regret calling, on the contrary you will always be happy you did so.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mom's 80th Surprise Birthday Party

Hi everyone,

 My life has been on the go for the past 2 weeks and now it has finally settled down. We received a phone call 3 weeks ago from my brother Sam asking us to please go down to Pennsylvania on the last weekend of  April to celebrate my Mother's 80th birthday.

This invitation had me in kayos changing my entire schedule for that week in order to fit into Mom's special day. But after getting everything here in order, riding down to PA (8 hour trip)and then coming back home 4 days later (another 8 hour trip), we were exhausted. Nevertheless we did it and now we are back home safe and sound.

We had a wonderful 4 days at my brother's house which my mom joined us for the last 2 days there...it was a great time to be with the family.

Surprise MOM!!!!

Here's grandma with her 3 children and her grand babies.

Grandma & grand kids, two are missing.

Mom and her 3 kids

Wonderful lunch with the family.

My Mom and my brother's Mother in law...she's a gem.

Mom, my sister in-law Millie and her mom.

Make a wish Mom

It was a great weekend.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Its Spring Cleaning Time!

 Hi there, I'm Millie
A woman with too much to do.

Here at home it's the busiest time of the year for me always. Its Spring cleaning time.  For the past 2 weeks the apartment has been getting a huge cleaning out and some color changes in each room.

Last week I spent one entire afternoon making this wreath that can be used for Summer and Fall for my door. I had to cut the pine cones in half and then paint them, I glued them into the grapevine wreath and this is the results after 6 hours...not bad right?

I also made this delicious rice and beans with ripe plantains, tofu and veggies...extremely delicious.

One project completed was spray painting my flower pot holders in gold, they both came out lovely.

And I spray painted 4 of my lamps

My tall lamp was also painted black and it sure looks better than the outdated brown.

I also organized all the cupboards in the kitchen, cleaned and organized the kitchen pantry and my food storage room.

This upcoming week is another busy one for me...window cleaning, curtains changed, closet organization and cleaning out, painting all the flower pots, ironing clothes, cleaning and organizing all the Christmas decor in new storage bins.

So if you haven't started your Spring cleaning, I think its time to start. Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Giving and Serving When Needed

 Inspirational Post

I've been in a movable state. Movable to pray more, read more the scriptures and to unite myself more in the gift of giving to those in need.

 I learned a few months ago that in my apt. complex lives two older gentlemen in their late 80's. 
I realized through some of our conversations that they rarely see their family and are struggling to overcome loneliness and depression. 

Through this acknowledgement, I made it a mission to myself to watch over them as much as I can when their daily caretakers are not with them. I had been praying a lot for Christ to show me when others are in need. I guess this is answer to my prayers.

I have always cooked three times a week since I am alone and when I make a lot of food I always freeze it for the day I do not want to cook. But now that these gentlemen are alone, I make more food and at least three times a week I take these two gentlemen a good hot homemade meal. I also try to keep them company when they are sitting in the front of the building alone and my time with them has been a great pleasure to me. I have learned how they grew up, how they lived when they were  married and how they feel inside now that they are older. I have also learned how many tears they have shed when they are in their lonely state.
This last week I baked these apple banana cookies in which they loved. 

In order to serve the Lord we do not need to go on a mission in another country. We as mature people who are alone  can serve our missions by doing genealogy, caring for the needy, caring for your elderly neighbor, by indexing and helping those mothers that are going crazy everyday with her precious babies.

The Lord only ask us to keep the commandments, to serve our fellow and to love one another.
Serve Him, serve your neighbor, serve the needy, serve in any way you can...just serve.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Great Homemade Kids Paint

Good day,

For those of you who have children at home and sometimes drive you insane., here's a great paint to keep them busy for a few hours. It is totally ECO friendly, non toxic and yes Mom it is washable...isn't that fabulous. It washes great with soap and water. So Moms get to it and make a day of frustration to a day of peace. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Growing Older Each Day

Hi everyone.

In our lives we experience so much ups and downs and this also goes with our health. One day we feel great and we feel like turning the house around; yet there are some days that we feel as if we cannot get out of bed, wishing we could turn to the other side and sleep some more. Unfortunately many of you do have to rise from bed each morning for work, wishing you could stay home. 

After 35 years of working 8 t0 10 hours a day on my feet as a hair designer, I also wished at that time I could of stayed in bed.  

Our bodies go through so many changes in the course of our lives. We have the ability to be invisible when we are kids, rebellious when we are teens, responsible when we mature with strength and the go power when we are raising children. We then relieved ourselves from all these responsibilities when we are done working and raising our children but then when we get older we go back to our childhood as we age and die. 

Now that I am in the golden age category I can feel pains in places I never knew it could ever exist in with the change of weather; and the noise of small children whining and crying drives me insane. 
I think this is part of aging or what everyone calls the golden years.  I accepted my aging with much love and being able to rest and sleep I want to is so great. But there's times when I want to sleep in the mornings but after rising up at 4am to get ready for work for 35 years, sleeping in never occurs. 

So why can't we be like flowers. All they need is a fertile ground, water and sunshine to grow and to always look beautiful. Unfortunately we must grow old and die in order for us to be beautiful again someday in his presence. Until then, moisturizers keep us wrinkle free, Ben Gay is the man we snuggle with at night and vitamins keep s us in touch with good health.

Those are my golden years.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Poem I Found...Lovely.

I love poetry and when I found this lovely poem I knew I had to share it on my blog. 

If I thought for just one moment that this would be my last breath, 
I'd tell you I'll love you forever, even beyond death.
If I thought for just one moment that your face would be the last I'd see, 
I'd take a million pictures and save them just for me.
If I thought for just one moment that your voice would be the last I'd hear,
I'd listen attentively and promise not to shed a tear.
If I thought for just one moment that your touch would be the last I'd feel, 
I'd embrace you and know that this has all been real.
If I thought for just one moment that my heart would beat its last beat, 
I'd thank the Lord for allowing us to meet.

by Dana Swartz

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Great Furniture Redos with Paint....Beautiful

This post is close to my heart because I love decorating and reinventing what I have to make it look fabulous.  I love paint and know that I can do anything with it makes me happy. I gathered a few beautiful photos of great renovations done with paint by some friends in the business.

Their work is extraordinary and so delicately done. So take a peek at what you can do with paint

this is my dresser before






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Beautiful Crochet Clothes and a Temple Cape

I am not a crochet person, but I admire the beautiful garments some people can create. I joined a closed circuit group on facebook and they display some gorgeous crochet clothes with full instructions.
I came across these items and I love the fine yarn used to make them...since I do not like the thick yarn. I love the fine delicate yarn and these beauties needed to be posted. I hope you like them.

I am going to have my friend make this jacket in a fine pearled white for my new silk temple dress. I think the cape design is very pretty.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Communicating With God

There is nothing more beautiful than having a strong and close communication with our Heavenly Father.

Sometimes we think it's alright to begin our days without uniting our hearts with the Almighty, but little do many people know is that spending  a moment with HIM at least twice a day, is all we need to sustain and fuel us to protect, advise, and guide us throughout the day. He will give us strength when trials arise. His love will allow us to overcome those negative moments we all dread through the power of the HOLY GHOST. 

Let us pray more often...
Let us be more like HIM...