I remember when I was a little girl all I wanted was my prince. I would dress up and dance around as if I was at the ball. I would sing my fairytale songs (some I made up and some repeated from Disney movies). I pictured being married and having my house with the white picket fence. The sun would be shining and I could feel the warmth on my face. I truly believed I was a princess and as an adult I still have that part of me. It has never left me. I still find myself looking in the mirror or washing dishes singing my toons and twirling around. I feel glamorous and stunning. I’m really a girly girl with a mind full of imagination. When I see my daughter now twirling and feeling those wonderful feelings it makes my heart melt. I see a part of me in her. I see that light. I can bond with her and it’s amazing to see the beauty of it all. When she tells me “Mommy I’m a princess”, I say “yes you are”. I really know she believes it. I believe it too. I forever will. Being a princess is not just a fairytale, it’s an attitude. It’s a feeling of ones self. It’s power. It’s creativity. It’s simply a good feeling. It’s all my girly things packaged in this small amazing being. It’s her smile. It’s my heart.
I watch him not notice me….I continuously punish myself for his choice.
I absorb all his stress and make it my own.
If only I could save the world for him…then he will know how deep my love really is.
Time is not on my side…I watch it tease me when i see others kissing or holding hands.
I want to freeze him in time.
Let him stand still and I can admire every feature.
If only time didn’t rob him from me.
He would be all mine. For now I will absorb it all.
Even though I don’t always speak
I write the words spoken from my heart
I follow my faintest dreams and always finish what I start
Procrastination is foreign to me it never held any weight
I’m the first to arrive to do my work and the one who’s still working after 8
I give my all those closest to me will tell
I walk my truth in a heavenly sense even though I’m walking in the mist of hell
To go back..never, to that I say never again
For I have seen my misfortunes and have become too determined
To settle for less or settle for the most great
That is a line I must define
So do not judge me based on my shell
My heart speaks a thousand words in a day sorry if you can’t tell
I may not speak but I do write words from my heart
I keep my word and always finish what I start
Blessed be my name even in my moments of shame
Nothing I have done I regret
I live my life for the better in me
I have not become perfect….yet!
Written By: Kimberly Reynolds
When the sun meets the sky I feel like that’s the greatest moment. The most pure thoughts cross my mind. The memories of yesterday find it’s place and I feel enthusiastic about today. The present.—-Written by Kimberly Reynolds
Tip of the day: Seize the moment and let the past find it’s place. Until next time…..
The anger rages inside me
I feel it boiling up
no matter what other’s tell me
enough is never enough
I see the glares and the side way stares
I almost feel guilty
but when you struggle for so long
sometimes your heart comes up empty
courageous is the title I’m given
whether it rains or shines
I fake a smile and laugh awhile
all the while hurting
I create my own space and for heaven’s sake
let that be my bubble to think
let this moment be mine
so I can unwind
and release this anger peacefully
never again I say and every night I pray
Don’t let my anger get me
Even though I struggle maybe more than a couple
I take delight in my strength
Once was a weakness
Written By: Kimberly Reynolds
Sex can be a very effective stress reliever. Orgasm itself has many benefits. The sedative and relaxing effects of oxytocin and other endorphins released during orgasm may explain why people find it easy to fall asleep after intercourse. But sex doesn’t have to lead to orgasm in order to release stress: simply being intimate with your partner is sometimes all it takes to soothe and relax you.
A chaotic home that’s crowded with possessions could be adding to your stress. Introduce calm by de-cluttering, especially in the bedroom. Your bedroom should be a peaceful haven for sleep, sex, and intimacy not a storeroom for piles of clothes, books, or old sports memorabilia. Clear out unnecessary clutter, move your laptop or television to another room, and bring in a few luxurious accents, such as scented candles, plush pillows, soft sheets,and dimmers.
Make time for exercise. Physical activity can increase the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins.
Take your allotted vacation time. Make sure that you take all the accumulated days you are owed. Until next time……..
Egg whites help your hair by giving it a punch of protein. There are many variations of this at-home treatment but here’s a good general recipe to follow:
Use a whisk or a mixer to beat egg whites until they are white and foamy, about two minutes.
Fold in plain yogurt (using plain real yogurt with no flavoring or extras added is better), one spoonful at a time, mixing gently until the ingredients are completely incorporated and form a thick, creamy paste. (Mayo can work as a substitute or combined)
In this step you can add any essential oils (jojoba, moroccan, palm, castor, sweet almond all work well)you like or other hair-friendly ingredients.
Cucumber: Cucumber contains ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and caffeic acid, fiber, along with minerals like silica, potassium and magnesium. Silica is renowned to be good for the hair.
Olive Oil: great for conditioning and shine. Honey can also be combined with Olive Oil on hair to make the results that much more effective.
Avocado : Avocado contains mono-saturated fats, which not only if ingested helps to burn trans-fats it can help give your hair strength and sheen
Pure Coconut Oil: A really good one! Coconut oil contains many good ingredients for your hair:
– One of the most responsible reasons behind hair fall and hair loss is microbial action on the scalp and hair roots. So, to protect hair against them, what we need is an antimicrobial agent. Lauric Acid present in Coconut Oil is one of them. It is basically a triglyceride which yields a monoglyceride called Monolaurin when acted upon by a species of bacteria which breaks the glycerol bonds. This monolaurin has excellent antimicrobial properties.
– Capric Acid is yet another triglyceride present in Coconut oil, which, like Lauric Acid, yields another monoglyceride called Monocaprin due to bacterial action, having antimicrobial properties similar to that of monolaurin.
-Vitamin-E. Almost every aptly educated person knows the importance of vitamin-E for skin and hair. It keeps scalp and skin healthy and hair rejuvenated.
-Coconut Oil has high moisture retaining capacity, since it is not broken down easily nor evaporated, being very stable. It does not let moisture escape thus keeping hair moistened and soft. This prevents breakage of hair. Coconut Oil is a far better conditioner for hair than any synthetic one available in the market.
-he various fatty acids present in Coconut Oil serve as very good anti dandruff agents and are way better than any anti dandruff shampoo. A regular application can help you get rid of dandruffs for ever.
Use your fingers to scoop up the mixture and apply it to your hair. Massage your scalp, taking care to thoroughly coat all your hair with the mask and cover in plastic wrap/bag. Let the mixture sit on your hair for 15 minutes.
Fall is approaching and I am so excited as this is my all time favorite season. I enjoy autumn colors and fashions. It’s something about the crisp air that make me feel inspired and romantic. I love browns and creams for the fall season! I cannot wait to break out all my clothes that has been hiding in the back of my closet. I am ready! Counting down the days!!!!!!!!!
* The trench coat got it’s start in the armed services. As it’s name suggests, the coat was worn by British and French soldiers while fighting in the trenches of WWI.
* When it comes to exercise, the wholesomeness of small town living versus the evils of big city living may be more myth than fact. As reported in Medicine & Science in Sports & exercise magazine, nationwide study of leisure time and exercise found that people in large cities had the highest rates of daily activity, while rural residents(especially in the South) had the highest prevalence of inactivity and lowest levels of physical fitness.
* If you are walking normally, you take about 70 steps in a minute. That’s 3-4 calories burned each minute.
* Some specialty brands of clothing now have Sun Protection Factor(SPF) rating on their shirts, pants, shorts, and hats. As a rule, dark colors offer more protection than lighter ones , and tightly woven fibers provide more protection than loose woven clothing. If you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can penetrate it.
Ok, so we as women know we need our own version of the little black dress. It should be our go to when we are really in need of something fashionable and comfy. The styles above are great styles in reference to buying your own little black dress. Think H&M, Forever 21, JC Penny, Macy’s and other great department stores that offer great deals and shopping for less. I’m a women on a budget, and sometimes being frugal is the way to go. For one, styles are forever changing, one trend is in, the other is out. I like black dresses because I see comfort in these. You can never go wrong and it will never be out of style. I can mention other colors but hey! Another blog, another day. Take pride in your figure and feel beautiful when you step out in it. Show the world how good you feel and look. For more dress ideas you can visit my online store and browse around. Whoever said black is tired and old, clearly did not know how to style their dress. Now, it’s nothing wrong with color…I encourage it. The little black dress will always in my opinion be the ultimate high and fall back outfit. You can dress up or dress down as long as you rock your smile!