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It’s been Five Years!


Since I’ve been gone sooooo much has happened!

Our kids are growing, we are growing and life is flying by.

We’ve gone through many changes in our family including such events as buying a house, having teenagers!!! and deaths in the family.

I’ve recently decided to start sharing my ideas in hopes to help friends out, one way or another.

Check out my website,Β DishplaysΒ Β and spread the word!

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I’m At Peace

I’ve come to a peaceful time in my life where I finally believe that I am not here to live for pleasing people in this world, but to please The Lord.

It is such a freedom! Everything is crystal clear- sometimes not such an easy way to live. Your choices (good vs bad) get easier to make, but temptation can be a killer!
What’s refreshing about it is letting go of the materialistic monster we have inside of us. Yes, I still want to go visit nice places and get the best quality of things. I just don’t need. I don’t have a need for anything.
God has allowed me to live through many different situations which brought forth lessons that I now appreciate. I thank my Lord for those times! I appreciate my today so so so much more. Little things are enough. Normal is pleasant, which makes nice super special.

One thing that is getting hard to do is to find people that are on the spiritual level I’m on. No, not like that. πŸ™‚ I mean, there are people that have already experienced this awakening and are way past me. Acting on it and actively serving The Lord. There are others that have yet to get here. (Hurry up! It’s great! You’re gonna love it!) Like I heard a Pastor say recently, it’s like being high-not off of a drug but off of a person. Being high off of Jesus.

I drink water. I stopped smoking cigarettes. Wild partying is a thing of the past in our lives. These are all things that used to define me. Things that might come to mind if you mentioned my name to a familiar face.
Now I’m moving forward to share this great feeling with all those willing to receive it. The Word of God.

It it is really simple to understand and easy to live a simple life. You have to start by letting go and letting God take control. He has such wonders to show you! Things only you and God know about. πŸ˜‰ First, Faith. Don’t believe because you see. Blind Faith is what you need. I was spoken to many years ago and completely rejected it. Said it wasn’t for me, when I felt it was time I would reach out to him. Too late. He passed away and it hurts tremendously that he is not here with us to share this marvelous feeling that he longed to share with us! Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Please, share with me. What level you are on (in anything, not just spiritual)?

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Cleaning house

Lately we’ve been working hard at transforming our try=our eating. My girls will help me go through the list of before/after foods we’ve changed.

Cow’s Milk became Soy Milk became ALMOND MILK. We wonder how we drank it all of our lives. I’m so glad I don’t have to make the decision of breast feeding vs. formula because I would have to go with breast feeding!

No more white. Anything. Pasta has been the hardest to switch over because Mr. is allergic to wheat. White bread became brown rice, white potatoes became sweet potatoes, white bread and pita disappeared and we are on a hunt for 100% Whole Wheat and am looking to taste Ezekiel Bread.

Did I mention we are a family of five? Makes it tough to budget for food or eat out nowadays. Always a challenge. Water is our friend.

Slowly dropping products containing GMO products and sticking to all natural ones eliminates most junk food (as I call it). You are what you eat is true, most of these products have high fructose corn syrup and all of those ingredients and preservatives we can’t even pronounce. We try to make it from scratch. This has changed our menu a lot.

Cereals and snacks are a struggle since I have Juju in the house. He’s five and can eat non stop. He really craves sweets- mainly cereal and snacks. Shopping takes a little longer since I try and look for organic and healthier choices for chips, crackers, etc.

Smoothies are the go to breakfast. Syrup has been substituted with honey and baking is still a work in progress.

Juice! We don’t buy juice or soda since what feels like forever. Iced tea is hanging out somewhere in case company comes over πŸ™‚ Water is our friend.

We’re incorporating cardio as part of our daily routine and will let you know how much change takes place in our home.

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Dominican Oatmeal /Avena Caliente

Going into the kitchen to try this now! Avena Dominicana pero con Leche de Almendra!

Β‘Entre Fogones con Mimi!

Oat history begins with the history of wild oats which have been considered a weed for as long as man has cultivated grain. The mutated and domesticated form of oat that we know and love, today, has only been cultivated for about 2,000 years (young for a grain).

It got its start in Europe and Asia Minor, and was probably used primarily to feed livestock. Eventually it gained favor as food for humans and became popular in both Ireland and Scotland.

Finally, it made its way to America where George Washington was reported to have planted 580 acres of his own land with oats (a strange choice at the time). Today, the vast majority of oats are grown in North America and Europe.

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Homestead 200 – FARA

This weekend we went down to watch the cars racing! Check out some memorable shots below!


Collection of cars including Honda, VW & Porsche


Red Hot Acura


These shorties…


Transformers. Civic.


With 16 yr old racer Ernie Francis Jr.




They found BumbleBee!


Thanks to my babe for a great time. I heart cars πŸ™‚


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My Valentine (Mark 10:9)


What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.
Mark 10:9
Celebrated yet another year with the man God said I should spend my years with πŸ˜‰
How many years have you been married? What’s your secret? πŸ™‚

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Weekend Woes


Our weekends aren’t long enough! Who’s with me to make Monday a permanent day off?!?

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