Thursday, April 30, 2009

A balanced life?!?!?

I can't figure out how much activity vs down time is normal! My life is constantly 90mph! And no matter what, I am left feeling a little guilty! If I focus my day on Jewelry, I feel like I have let my kids down and that they are not going to "learn" anything that day. And if I spend the WHOLE day actively involved with my kids, I feel like business is going to suffer. Who knows where to draw the line?
I know that there is a way to balance it all, but I think I am having a hard time executing the balancing act! I am open to suggestions here. Somebody tell me how to do it ALL!
I know part of the problem is that at my core I am a perfectionist! I want to do everything and do everything Well! I know some of you are thinking if I would just choose one thing to focus on at a time, there wouldn't be a problem. BUT the problem is that's NOT going to happen!
I love Premier! And I know that it is where God wants me right now. I also Love homeschooling. It's not easy. And there are days when I think about sending them all to school, but again it's where God wants me! Any time I think about quitting, this wave of encouragement comes over me and I know it is the Lord! So, for the time being, I am going to do it all. I will be wife, mama, teacher, jewelry lady, daughter, sister, and friend! I may not be on my "A" game every minute of the day, but I am constantly strviing to do my best!
So if anybody has any practical advice on how to make my daily life function a little more smoothly, please let me know. If y'all struggle with this too, tell me! I want to know that I am not crazy, or maybe I am. Maybe you all really do have it figured out! For now, I am just going to keep on keeping on! God loves me! I am walking where He wants me! I have peace about what I am doing, I just need figure out more organized way of doing it! Thanks for listening to me ramble! I feel better just getting it out!

Have Jewelry, Will Travel!

I am so excited! I just got home from training, and like usual, it was Wonderful! I am always so uplifted and inspired from spending time with my fellow jewelry ladies! To have so many godly women on a mission in the same room is awesome! And the best part is, they all want me to do my best, and that's what this post is about!

I have been given a contest. I need to hold 12 shows in the month of May. So I need 12 friends who are willing to open up their homes (or my home, if necessary), invite their friends over, and earn FREE jewelry! I love my job! I love giving away jewelry and serving other women, but I can't do my job without you!

If anyone is interested in FREE jewelry and in helping me win my contest, please let me know as soon as possible! Please let me know how I may serve you!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

You Are What You Eat!

This is a video from an awesome website,, it will make you think twice. you will have to pause the music at the bottom to watch the video with sound.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sometimes a FUNK is a God thing!

As I write this I am enjoying some VERY rare quiet time! Currently, I am sitting at my parents “country” house, trying desperately to keep an internet signal. My children are all (believe it or not) watching a movie TOGETHER! I have not heard a peep from them in almost an hour!
We are patiently (and I use the word loosely) awaiting the arrival of my parents. It is so rare that I have this much time to myself and it has really given me time to think! My life is at such a GREAT time right now! I am in awe of God’s unbelievable timing and workmanship.
I really have no idea who even reads this blog, but I am assuming that most of you talk to me on a regular basis. But, for those rare few who might have NO idea what is going on in my little corner of the world, I want to give a quick recap of the last few weeks so you too can stand in amazement of God’s infinite wisdom.
I really don’t know where to start or what to say, so I am going to take some advice from one of my favorite teachers and “just write”!
Most of you know that I sell Premier Jewelry! I started doing this last fall and I absolutely love it. Not only does it allow me to dress up and be girly, but I truly believe network marketing is the way of the future. And based on this year’s tax refund I will be telling everyone I know that they should work for themselves!
The past few weeks have not been fun at my house. My body has been going through something that I can only describe as a FUNK! I was tired, achy, sleep deprived, unmotivated and living in a fog! I will admit that all of these symptoms had me more than just a little down, but I do not believe that I was in a state of depression. The doctors were at a loss. I was asked everything from “Are you hearing voices?” to “Are you homicidal?” How do you make others realize it is not all in your head! And if I heard it once, I heard 15 times that I was just stressed. I had taken on too much in recent months. Well, that is NOT okay with me! I am 31 years old I should not be exhausted just from living my life! Oh if I had only known then what I know now! God brought me to this breaking point so that a wide array of things could come together at precisely the same time! I have some wonderful, Godly women as friends. And more than one of them sent a prayer up on my behalf. But ONLY one came to me knowing what I was going through.
This is where God’s awesomeness comes into play! Had I not joined Premier, I would have never met this certain friend! Cindy knew what I was going through because she had been there! And even better, she had a solution!
There is an amazing company out there who is harvesting, bottling, and marketing the most amazing plant found on this planet (So Far)! The acai berry is all over the media right now for its unbelievable antioxidants, but THIS company is keeping it as close to its natural state as possible and people are seeing UNBELIEVABLE results.
Normally I am a skeptic, but like I said there is nothing normal about my life in recent days. I was so desperate to feel better that trying the product was an easy decision. The hard part would have been trusting the company was legit, but because I have learned the true nature of network marketing, that too was a non-issue. I really believe if it had not been for my knowledge of how network marketing works I would have never trusted a company that didn’t advertise or sell in stores.
And just because God is SOOOO awesome, He took it one step further. I have another friend who “just happened” to mention a certain book to me, that it would change how I live my life. And oh was she right. I am not even going to mention the name of the book, because you wouldn’t believe me if I did. But if you really want to know, call me and I will share this wealth of knowledge with you!
In the midst of my Funk I told those people closest to me that this was my wake up call! I refuse to live the rest of life dependent on anti-depression medicine and sleeping pills. God did not design me to pump my body full of synthetic, man-made, chemical combinations! Now that I have taken a good look around, it shocks me to know how I have treated my body up to this point! Now don’t think that I am going extremist on you! I don’t think I could live as a vegetarian, although I am contemplating looking into what the Bible says about eating meat. I am not giving up all forms of sugar or any other outrageous idea. But I have decided to pay much closer attention to my body, what it needs AND what it doesn’t.
Now, as for my FUNK, it is gone! I have been steadily taking the acai product I mentioned and I feel GREAT! As a matter of fact today was my third day to go without my crutch of anti-anxiety pills that I have “needed” for 5 years. I now know that I don’t NEED anything but God!
I am sorry if I have rambled or gone off on tangents, but the last week has just been one big train wreck of AMAZING happenings in my life and I had to share. Thank you to all of you who called me, texted me, and prayed for me! I am doing sooooooooo much better! Praise God for knowing what we need and when we need it! Our God truly is an AWESOME God!