Monday, March 19, 2018

Organizing Recipe Books

Hi everyone. 

I have been a busy girl as I am convalescing from Rotator cuff surgery. Throughout my second week after surgery, I spent 6 days purging, organizing and re-writing most of my recipes before placing them into (2) loose-leaf binders. I had gathered them throughout the last 10 years and they really needed to organized. I am so happy this chore was completed.

A full main meal binder and one just for baking.

Friday, March 9, 2018

A New Birth

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a time for cleaning our homes, shedding our own skin, birthing ourselves to be better than who we are and recommitting ourselves to a new you in weight, sharp mental abilities and a new outlook on life. 

Just like plants...

and flowers our lives can be reborn and reshaped to become a better you and to shine our lovely colors before others.

Let us all become the flower God wants us to be, beautiful.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

I Just Love Neutral Colors...they are so elegant

This week our love for beautiful inexpensive neutral colored bedrooms is our main focus.
When designing a room our eye of color is so important. It's important to magnify the room without making it look so far out there that you can't enjoy and appreciate it's lounging feel...but a room with style, warmth, and passion is for the lover in you. The colors that you choose for your bedroom is so important since it will bring out your strengths and weaknesses. 

So when decorating your bedroom, go gentle on the decor, don't overdo it with mirrors or flowers and do not make it look fake, displeasing or uncomfortable. But do make it feel and look peaceful, happy, a place of refuge from this crazy world.

A simple clean line bedroom brings minimalistic cleaning and peace embraced with warm tones.

More warm tones with one small touch of color.

Soothing cool and warm hues to beautify any room.

Lighting is always needed to enhance the room with the color tones to adore.

Elegance at its best

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

One of my New Decorating Projects for 2018

I was so excited to write this post. Here are my kitchen counter chair photos before and after. 
It has been 10 years since I last redecorated my apt. I was still stuck back in the early years of 2008. I truly needed to update in color, decor and current colors. So here are my chairs. I am in love with them.

These are the chairs before I began my redo. Notice that I already had ripped the trim off the right chair.

After, grays, cream and tan. 





Love the brown trim between the wood and the cushion.

They were scratched, worn and looking shabby.


Total spent $11 dollars for trim and paint protective glaze. I had the fabric, tacks, paint and I did not need to change the cushion. 

I will be off from blogging for about 3 weeks since I will not be able to type for a while since I am having rotator cuff surgery this Friday, February 23rd. I will return after I can move the arm well.
See you soon. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Rough Times Always Blessed With Gratitude

Life is not always perfect, tranquil or smooth. Sometimes life can be like the roaring ocean under a storm. It can be a bit difficult and for some people, life can be worse than others. Some people suffer three-time worse than others and their cross is so much heavier than ours because they may be carrying a few crosses at once.

We often complain about our burdens, trials, and tribulations, our needs and lack of but our burdens and needs are not so bad compared to what other people are going through. Their crosses are unbearable to carry yet they carry them always thinking someone has it worse and they do not complain. So always remember, your burdens are light and thank God for them for your burdens are not so bad compared to others. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

New Look To an Old Shelf

I hope it's better on your side than how we are here in Ohio. It's been warm but with gloomy skies and nonstop rain for this Thursday. But one thing that I have been doing amidst all the rain was getting much of my cleaning, purging and redecorating done.

 For this new year, I have finally completed my first painting project. On Monday I tackled restoring the beauty of my kitchen shelf. I was so tired of the dark maroon colors that I went to the extreme, from dark to light. 

The colors I am going to use inside my home are gray's, whites and creams with accents of black. Having clean light colors that will make my home refreshed and of course modern. I have posted here some before & after picture taken from different angles of the kitchen.

Here is the before pictures of my shelf.

Here is the after. 
I sanded the entire shelf with my mouse sander. It took all the paint off and I painted the bottom of the shelf with a prime/paint (2 in 1) in a satin base. Then I stained the top with a very light pecan color stain.










Saturday, January 27, 2018

Two Great Dinners That Heal

Good day everyone,

There are so many great meals that heal and can restore you towards health. But there is nothing greater than a plate full of vegetables. Vegetables are not only a healing food for many ailments it is also a very nutritious food. Vegetables are high in iron, calcium, potassium, and loaded with great essential vitamins. This past couple of days I made some roasted vegetables with potatoes and plantains in it and I also made a taco salad served with homemade tortillas...delicious!

Friday, January 19, 2018


Integrity is the highest honor bestowed to any individual who is full of grace. Their character shines before others like a beaming light. Integrity shows the individuals character and trust. For those who have it, it is an admirable feature that shines before others. These people are honest, compassionate, full of high values, immense love for who they are, what they stand for and they highly care for the well being of others. But most of all they are highly favored by God. 

A man full of integrity is all he needs to show who he is, a child of the highest. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blessing of Having A Son

My son Billy is one of my hero's and a person I truly admire and look up to. He is one of the sweetest, loving and caring people you'll ever want to meet. He is a respectful, well mannered and a man full of integrity. According to his daughters he is the best dad ever. Billy always makes sure his little girls are well taken care of and he happily devotes much of his time to their every need. So here are some photos of my son.

This is my son  Billy and I at my cousin's wedding 1998

Our Puerto Rico trip 1989 before Sammy (my baby boy) passed away.

Billy and I as a toddler in Puerto Rico...1973.

As a little boy, Billy loved chasing the roosters and ducks throughout my grandmother's backyard. He would often disappear from the house and we would find him under the mango trees eating all the mango's that had fallen to the ground.

He loved to grab the ducks

He was a cute & cuddly child and even though he is now all grown up he hasn't lost his loving ways. Every time he is around us, we always get lots of hugs & kisses.

A return missionary and a Priesthood Holder.

I love you Billy.