Make A Note Monday: Motivating Words

I came across this just a few days ago and tried several different times and ways to share this video out right but couldn’t figure it out on the limited brain power I have left in between Jesus husband school and home responsibilities…

Nevertheless, I found it on the Unstoppable Mother Facebook Page via my sister-in-law and I was pumped up motivated and even a bit teary eyed after watching this video because I know that God has given me so many dreams that will come to past if I just keep at them!!

Anyway enjoy and let me know what you think.



90 + 50 = India

I know that might not make much sense however it’s a great formula that will get me to India from July 17-29! I will be going to India to visit college campuses and help with the needs of our local ministry there. I am super excited to have this opportunity and I need your help to get there!

If I can find 90 people to donate just $50 I will have more than enough to get there!

I know that this trip will be life changing for me and I am excited to see what’s in store. I need to have half of the amount by mid April and the rest of the amount by the beginning of June. However I am believing to have the full amount well before then.  

If you are able to give any amount please click here to donate. Know that all giving is tax-deductible and prayers are definitely appreciated.

Thank you so much for all of the love support and readership throughout the years and I will be sure to give you plenty of updates along the way and during the trip.

Blessings to you all



Make A Note Monday: True Friends

A true friend is a blessing from God.
A true friend is a blessing from God.

Today I needed to be rescued. I had no place to go and couldn’t make it home. I called a friend and she answered. I strapped on my shoes a bit tighter and made it my mission to get to her. I arrived and walked in. She provided a gentle smile solace and chicken noodle soup with corn bread and coffee. It warmed my body and my heart. It was exactly what I needed and I am grateful to have True Friends like her in my life.


** Attribution for the picture goes to Patrick Ashley from Flikr Creative Commons

5 Years Strong!!


Today my husband and I celebrate five years of marriage. I am excited to have reached such a milestone and happy to say that I honestly love where we are as a couple!

We have grown so much individually and together and we are continuously learning about each other. In the past five years he’s learned that I don’t like pizza and I finally stopped forcing peaches mangoes and popcorn on him, he’s learned about natural hair makeup and fashion, I’ve learned how to drive a stick to laugh at his jokes more and to be more playful with him.

We both still want a big family who travels the world doing what God has called us to do (whatever that might be for the season we’re in at the time). We know that God has something BIG in store for us and everyday we make sure to love Jesus more than we love each other!

To those that are reading this Happy Valentine’s Day and to those reading this that have supported us throughout these last five years THANK YOU!!

We wouldn’t be where we are today without each and every one of you and the countless prayers you’ve prayed for us. Thanks for all the advice dinners and slaps in the face when we needed it.

To my dearest William, Happy Anniversary! I love you very much and I am glad that God saw fit to bring us together! I am looking forward to all the years of laughter love and memories still to come.

Make A Note Monday: Good Everyday Products

So I had the wonderful opportunity to review some pretty good products last month before school started thanks to the people at influenster! I received the violet vox box and it had some really good every day products in it!

I got a banana nut flavored SOYJOY bar that retails for less than a dollar, I was able to try Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine polish in a wonderful tangerine color, as well as my favorite product of the box; a Goody Athlétique Headband that’s two toned and moisture wicking, as well as a Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa mask, and a 1.6 oz sample size of dry shampoo from Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak. All of these items retail for $6.00 or less which makes them easy to pick up on my own dime!

I was a little nervous about the SOYJOY but I ate it on the way to church and it actually wasn’t that bad! To me it had the consistency of a fig newton which I hate but the flavor was good! So if you like fig newtons you’ll probably really like them. And you can get them for 99¢ so you can’t go wrong with that.

Between working out and playing volleyball the Goody Athlétique Headband was a life saver! I had my hair straight at the time and wearing that literally kept my edges from reverting! I sometimes even wore it in the shower under my shower cap for extra protection and it never disappointed! At $6.00 you can’t beat it!

The Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa mask was really interesting. It felt great and it left my skin feeling wonderful and for $2.50 it’s definitely worth the extra treat… But the cutouts didn’t really fit too well so it made it a bit awkward.

I have never tried dry shampoo and have heard about it for years so I was really excited to get to try Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak dry shampoo on my straight hair!! I absolutely loved this product because it gave me the volume I’ve always wanted!!

My hair is very fine but I love BIG hair and when I used this product I finally got the hair of my dreams!! The only thing about it is I don’t know if I could use it properly on my tight coiled hair. I can’t ever brush my hair dry so the thought of brushing this product out of my hair is torturous! But it’s only $5.99 so when I get my hair straightened again I can always buy another can of it.

The only product I was disappointed with was Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine polish. Don’t get me wrong I loved the color but it had a fat brush applicator which for me makes things super difficult and it didn’t last but four days before it started to chip!

For $4.99 I expect more! I know that may not seem like a lot of money but if I buy other brands for $1.99 and they last six to seven days before they start to chip I expect more from a better known and more expensive brand.

For the most part this influenster box was a huge win! It has definitely been one of my favorites! All of the items were very practical and I could see myself buying these items again and recommending them to my friends!
If you have a chance or are on the fence about any of these items I highly recommend you go for it!







have you tried any of these items before?

***I received these items completely free from influenster. I was not paid to review these items and all of these thoughts and opinions are my own.***