Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Smiles Volume 27

A Monday moment:
On the treadmill reading this month's book club selection
while walking between intervals of running*
and feeling so proud of myself for:
1) working out,
 2) finishing a book in a week,
 and 3) finishing a book for book club prior to our meeting!
and then I look up at the clock and realize...
I totally just missed book club.
And now I want to laugh and cry at the same time.
Happy Monday :)
*I should note that it was a slow run, probably more like a jog.
Don't want the www to think I am more on top of it than this post already suggests. ;)

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Perfect Date

I am sure you have seen this before, 
if not multiple times today, 
but it is such a classic moment that it has to be shared.

And a light jacket day it is.
Happy Friday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014


This is the feast of victory for our God!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lia Sophia New & Now - April

Happy April!

It has gone by so fast, just like this week, and I find myself almost half way through April with no New & Now post, and half way through the week with no Five Favorites for Hallie either. So I will be combining the two, because my business has been a big favorite of mine this week and the monthly specials are a reason why.


The customer special is: buy 2 items at regular price (least expensive items), then pick any item of your choice for 50% off, and then any 3 bracelets for 50% off!

My favorite part:
The most expensive items will be half off!
Who does that?
Lia Sophia.


Check out our limited edition jewelry box! Available this April for $19.00 when you spend $50 or for $9.00 when you spend $100.00.

My favorite part:
The interior travel case is adorable!
I want one so much, I may just host my own party to get it.
Want to come?


Speaking of hostesses, in addition to the normal 20% of the party's final sale in free regular price jewelry, our hostesses can get $50.00 more for only a buck.

My favorite part:
Jewelry for a dollar?!


Our hostesses always get four items at a hostess bonus price which is normally $15 for an item up to $100 in value. This month our best seller, Panorama, is on sale for our hostesses.

My favorite part:
This necklace is so versatile. I have both the gold and silver and cannot wait to get the hematite.
Again, may have to host my own party...


We offer two kits for new advisors to begin their business the regular kit for $99 and the plus kit for $149. This April the plus kit is only $99!

My favorite part:
Helping another woman get everything she needs to start chasing her dreams for less than one hundred dollars.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Smiles Volume 26

Last week's Monday Smiles never made it to publish, thanks to my illness, but it was a smile that could last a whole week through, and will keep me smiling for a good while.
What could put me in such a good mood?
None other than the most famous pair of shiny red shoes.
As soon as my friend pointed out the large building to the left as the home to Dorothy's coveted ruby slippers, my sole mission for our D.C. trip was defined. Even if I had to run in and snap a picture on our way to the airport, I was going to see those glorious shoes,
and see those shoes I did. 
Oh, dear reader, I could have clapped my hands three times, held them over my heart, and cried out in joy for their loveliness that is how exciting it was for me!
Childhood Lifelong dreams do come true!

Sorry for the graininess.
We took this before we knew flash photography was allowed and did not get a chance to go back to snap a clear shot.

 Because the ultimate cure for the Monday blues is 
something that will make you smile and grateful for what you have.  
These things make me smile and hopefully they will make you smile too.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Five Favorites Volume 19

Day five of tonsillitis.

In two more days I can get tested to determine if I managed to catch a disease one typically only hears teenagers and undergrads contracting. 

My closer to thirty than twenty self finds it slightly humorous that mono is even an option. My to-do list and diminishing number of sick days, however, causes a little bit of concern, because when one has severe tonsillitis, one has no energy to do anything productive…

Suddenly taking a shower is just cause for a nap.
Never mind the nap before the shower.
Going up the stairs to bed, is a breath reducing chore, so you might as well return to the couch, you already slept there last night anyway.

…all you really have energy to do is sleep, sip on milkshakes, and view what others have produced though the various mediums of television, social media, and literature.

Considering the length of this exhausted state, I have found some interesting and enjoyable reads that are worth sharing. Here are my top five. Make sure to visit Hallie and the rest to fumigate your computer and protect yourself from my plague.


This simple Verily article on dating in marriage has some solid advice for fostering any relationship.


Have you seen the Noah movie? What are your thoughts?
I am a theology nerd, and the Old Testament happens to be one of my favorite topics, so needless to say, I was a bit skeptical about “the real story” it proposed to tell.

This article touches upon the Gnostic views shown in the film. It is such an interesting read. From what I have studied, he is accurate on the theological points, and other reviews of the film I have read back up the movie plot points. So I will probably wait to view this one until it is on Netflix.


A friend of mine that is a make-up artist shared this article about Dermablend's new commercials. These women are inspirational!


Lindsay’s reflection on the loss of her grandfather is simple and sweet.


After the flu, an allergic reaction to food, my current bought of illness, and feeling some burnout, the need for a healthy lifestyle to be a top priority has become clear. One thing I love about the #1800minuteschallenge, several bloggers have banded together for, is how obtainable it is. I can find 30 minutes a day to do something active, and if today I cannot, then tomorrow I can for an hour. Consider  joining officially or just challenging yourself! Does not matter that you start a day or two late, I will be doing some workouts to make up for my time on the couch myself.

I hope you have a wonderful evening. Stay healthy, my friends!


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