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Archive for August 2017

With this mourning my sister process I have missed blogging and my Gratitude Journal at the end of my posts.  

In addition I miss doing the Inspirational sayings too….

Jumping Back into some normalcy , so what better to leave you with for the weekend 

than some sayings that touched me in some way…. 

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My Sister really Nailed < “Work Hard, Play Hard”   In fact she had a little sign that reads, 

“Working for the Weekend”   

What are some plans you have that will make you forget to check your phone and social media accounts?  

I am sure this weekend I will be helping my husband on his new business venture and finishing up his website.

I hope to fit in a break and just head down to the beach for some music and sea air!  

 

41 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes You're Going To Love

I believe very much in Divine Order and like a lot of women who have reached 50 and more, 

I have a clearer picture and confidence that experiences are all part of helping us grow.  

I am who I am because of every life experience and I cherish the growth and wisdom life brings. 

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This reminds me so much of certain times in my life, like the moment when I snugggled a newborn, 

a first kiss, a tender hug when the pain of loss is unbearable, the beauty of standing on a beach in St, Maarten, 

the Moment of taking in the first sights of Ireland,   the moment when I finished my mother’s eulogy, 

the moment of seeing my daughter graduate from college.  I realize I could fill a book with moments where I have 

closed my eyes breathed deeply and felt so blessed to be in that moment.  

I most recently felt this leaving my sister’s condo for the last time and walking on the Boardwalk and imagining

her taking those same steps to the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and the beach she loved.   

I have this in my thoughts a lot in the last few years as 3 of my 4 children have reached adulthood 

and I see my role of raising minor children coming to an end.   I know I need a dream and a new purpose, 

I am starting a business for that exact reason, but who knows if that is it , or if there is something else, 

time will tell!  

Dear Readers, I wish you a fabulous weekend, filled with laughter and love and hope you are recharged and ready to face the week!  

Gratitude

I am grateful for sunshine and a fun trip to the grocery store with my son Nicholas who is home for just a few weeks before heading back to college. 

I am grateful for a goodnight’s rest and sleeping in today. 

I am grateful to my Upline support system in the Amelia James business and can not wait to meet her in San Diego at the end of September. 

I am grateful that my migraine today calmed down and nausea went away.  

If you are a regular follower of my blog you know my feminine nature and adoration of 

dresses for every day wear, not that special occasion dresses aren’t fun too! 

Therefore it should come as no surprise that in my Amelia James business venture, 

that I would stock dresses.   This one is our Chelan dress and a top seller at $54.  

I prefer it belted to bring it just above my knee and create a fun swing skirt.  

I loved styling the floral with a fun striped bag.  I have this dress in a few colors 

in sizes small to 3x and will be doing a live Facebook sale tonight at 7:30 pm on all dresses for $10 off.

You can find my page HERE and watch it Live or in Replay through the weekend.  

Going Live is a bit nerve wracking and I am so nervous leading up to it, 

but once I get started, I am usually fine.  

I am so blessed to have the support of my children and two of my sons will be 

behind the scenes keeping me straight.   

 Gratitude

I am so grateful for the loving and full support of my family.

I am grateful my husband just called me to wish me luck going live on my own with no business partner. 

I am grateful for a fabulous sunny day!  

I am grateful for this new business venture to distract me from this darn mourning my sister process. 

I am grateful that my husband is also starting a business venture and got word today , that it is a GO!  

 

I find myself saying this a lot these days.  

My shirt actually states, “It is What it is, but it will become what you make of it”  

There is nothing more poignant than this saying right now with the crazy swirling around me, 

that a friend could just blow up our friendship and throw it away  so easily.  

I am curiously ok with it because “It is What it Is”  has been such a part of my 

healthy self talk and not worrying about things I can not control.  

I am so grateful for my self care and strength of knowing who I am in the world.  

I found this tank online, but can not remember if it was a Facebook Ad or 

if I purchased it from TJ Maxx.    

My vest is a Kate & Mallory one that I bought in a few colors this year.  

Mine is sold out, but HERE is what they offer now.  

After having a awful Summer cold for the past week, 

I am finally feeling better and grateful as it was a tough one and

I also ended up passing it to the rest of my family.   

In other happenings, I finally cleared out my sister’s condo and said my goodbye’s to it. 

I am grateful that we had time to do this and come to terms with it all and it was a peaceful goodbye and feeling 

so grateful that this condo, steps from the beach was her dream and comforting that it was her final home. 

 

Dear Readers,   I am having to  completely start my  Amelia James Clothing Boutique from scratch as a huge part of this type 

of business is growing a Facebook group and posting Live Video Sales.  Unfortunately, with the dissolving of my business 

partnership, my Facebook was taken down and away from me.   If anyone would like to join my new page (HERE)  and see my new venture 

Or support me by sharing with friends, that would be awesome!    I am planning my first solo Live Video Sale , Tomorrow Thursday at 7:30pm 

If you are blogger who would like to partner up by writing a post in exchange for a free piece of clothing, comment and let me know 

and I will contact you!   

 

I recently had a break-through that I have not at all been being myself , 

or being in Self Care, instead I got caught up in some one else’s angst  

and did not attend my Weight Watchers meetings for a month.  

This is all on me , no one else ,and so out of character that I am shocked as I always worked 

this program with great success , but this time I didn’t track food, didn’t focus on drinking water,

yet did semi keep up exercising!

I have 25 lbs to lose!   

 I went back to my meeting this morning and thoroughly enjoyed my morning walk there and the conversations I opened up to,

 as before I was going with someone and mostly talking to just her, which was unusual for me too…  

 I had great conversations with the women around me and we had a Leader come to 

speak about the new Focus program where it is truly about being mindful and they did a few exercises-

one with deep breathing and one asking us to state our name

and to describe our current state in One Word.

  I said, “Determined”  because I am going to refocus on this weight loss despite

my current situation of emptying out my sister’s condo tomorrow, 

going solo in my business and really starting this Amelia James clothing boutique business up!  

The Focus program is for members and non members and is $25 per session or you could get 3 sessions for $50.

 Each month is a new theme and I was just praying this week

for a group of like minded, conscious women and this sounds like the answer!  

The Good News is that I lost 2.6 lbs in the month I skipped meetings!  

If you are a regular of my blog you know I am not much of a shirt tucker, 

but do like the half tuck I wore it to my meeting with in the top picture, but 

 I had to play with knotting it too, lol 

This top is one I sell from my Amelia James line , unfortunately I have no link to share 

as my Facebook Group that linked to my Shop Button has completely disappeared.  

I have not heard back from Facebook as to what happened and may just have to start from scratch!  

I will get through clearing out my sister’s condo tomorrow and then work to start a new page!  

I love this shirt and instantly knew I would pair it with my blush pink shorts from

Old Navy and my white slip-ons by Sperry were the perfect walking shoe.  

Gratitude 

I am grateful for sunshine and a non-humid day perfect for walking. 

I am grateful for life experiences and the comfort of my personal growth. 

I am grateful for the love and support of family and friends 

I am grateful for weekend phone calls from my son at Marine Officer Training School and his upbeat positive nature.  

I am grateful for the support of my children and husband in the process of emptying out my sister’s condo tomorrow!  

 

 


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