5 Ways to Affirm Your Truth + Giveaway #The12Secrets

5 Ways to Affirm Your Truth


It’s Day 40 for my 100 Day Reality Challenge! I haven’t been able to keep up with daily updates or even weekly updates. LOL I’m so horrible with it. I had to share with you guys what I’ve been doing these past 40 days as an update so you know that I’m still going strong with my challenge.

If you just started following me, please read this post to get updated on what the 100 Day Reality Challenge, as well as this post for my Spiritual Journey.

I LOVE! No, I’m obsessed with two things. Makeup and books. My favorite books are personal development, spirituality, and sy fi books.

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Rent Your Books for College!

campus book rentals

Since I mentioned in this post, that I’m going back to school and that includes books. I forgot how much books costs and every penny in my pocket counts. I honestly can admit that I can’t afford college textbooks and even though my school offers a payback program. I still can’t afford to only get a fraction of the price back.

rent your college books



Campus Book Rentals allows me to rent books and return them for a third of the price that my college offers even for used books and payback program combined. I can’t wait until I get my book list because Campbus Book Rental saves you between 40%-90% on books plus its free shipping both ways.

I know buying rental books can be a pain in the butt because you can’t highlight in books like other services, but Campus Book Rental allows you to highlight the books. Another thing I love about this company is that they take a portion of each rental and donate it to Operation Smile.

I first hand know how important having a beautiful smile is. I chipped a tooth when I was in 3rd grade and throughout the rest of my childhood into my adulthood. I walked around with a chipped tooth and it made me very self conscious of myself and my appearance for job interviews and even talking to people. I couldn’t imagine having a facial deformity and facing the daily struggles they do. This program is awesome way to give a child their smile back.

#Free Round Lavender Earrings in Sterling Silver

free jewelry earrings

100% off coupon code to order Round Lavender Earrings in Sterling Silver from Darcus Tori Use promo code: 0704

You will be charged for shipping and insurance, but its a great deal! $59 to only $7! I ordered mine and can’t wait to try them out! I have very sensitive skin when it comes to jewelry. I’m praying these are safe to use.

free lavender earrings

This offer doesn’t last long! It expires May 23rd, 2015 and you can only order up to 3 which only comes to $21.15!!!!

If you are like me with sensitive skin then you need to jump on it!

5 Ways to Balance Blogging & Working Full-Time

5 Ways to Balance Blogging & Working Full-Time

It was bound to happen and I don’t even want to talk about it, but I know that some of these tips could help another mama. Especially those who are already working a full-time job, but want to build a blog. I can’t even bring myself to even say it, but yes. I am going back to work.  Full time  Its not something I’m happy about because I would love to be able to stay home and blog full time and homeschool my kids. But I can honestly say that in order to blog full time. I need more education with social media  , writing, and even marketing. Yup, I’m going back to school . Education = Money which I refuse to take out loans and create more debt so I’m going back to work to pay for my education so I can learn more about what I love! Blogging and social media! 

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Eagle ProFitness #AwesomeWristWrapCombo Review

Weightlifting Wrist Wraps

Now that I’m working out more to get fit for the summer time. I’m learning more and more about weight lifting, losing weight, eating right, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I used to be that chick who was afraid to touch a weight due to being buff like a body builder. Did you know women only have 5-10% the amount of testosterone that men have in their bodies to even make muscle? I didn’t! When I learned that women didn’t produce enough testosterone to build muscle like that I hit the weights.

My husband is a veteran and is naturally built . Just lifting a finger and he burns fat. During his last physical the doctor said he has 0.03% body fat. SMH %*#&!

If you are like me, its not easy to lose weight and it takes work to maintain your weight and not gain a muffin top. But I took my husband’s advice and go with smaller weights but do more reps to build muscle. After two weeks, I noticed my wrist were hurting with the multiple reps.

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#VeryHealthy Vegan Spaghetti + Giveaway

#veryhealthy Healthy Vegetable Spiralizer


I’m always trying to find different ways to keep the kids interested especially with meals. We can’t have onions, celery, squash, spinach, carrots, peas, string beans, carrots, or tomatoes. Making dinner can be frustrating sometimes and boring with the same old stuff day in and day out.

I’ve always wanted to try vegan spaghetti instead of using pasta. Why? When you eat anything with starch it turns it into glucose (sugar) and it when it passes through your digestive system it sometimes gets stuck and then turns into fat. Which is not what we want especially if we are doing weight.

For this recipe you are going to need a vegetable  spiralizer. There are so many out there, but I have come to love the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer, Vegetable Spiralizer, Zucchini Spaghetti Pasta Maker by VarietyLand.

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5 Ways to Raise a Spiritual Child

how to raise a spiritual child


This post isn’t going to be one of those how you should raise your child. But I have had a few questions about raising a spiritual child. I never thought I was raising such children until I identified as a spiritual woman. I don’t live by one law, one religion, one belief. You can read My Spiritual Journey and understand where I started.

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Max’s Revenge Book Review For Ages 9-12

Max's Revenge: A wedding, a party and a plate of dog food stew Review


I never thought to do a book review for my kids, but Akina loves reading and she’s always complaining that I get stuff that she doesn’t like. I teamed up with  Hocmaa Publishing and I thought Max’s Revenge: A Wedding, a Party, and a Plate of Dog Food Stew would be a perfect fit for her.

Since we don’t own a Kindle, I used my phone or laptop to read the book. She wasn’t too excited about using my laptop because she prefers to read in awkward positions. Like what child likes to read upside down?!

Usually when one of my kids ask me what a word means, I always refer them to the dictionary. Hey, old fashion way doesn’t hurt anyone and it will actually makes them appreciate google once I let them start using the computer more frequently. LOL

She said it was good and it reminded her of a few of her other favorites. She asked if I had more or if it was apart of a series. She didn’t really give me much details so I had to read it myself. The story is hilarious in my opinion, but I also like that it helps my child build their reading skills and learn new words that may not be in their current vocabulary.

The book is about 130 pages long which didn’t take my kid long to read it. IF I let her would’ve read the book in one sitting from start to finish, but i made her stop and eat some dinner. Paperback is available if your child is like mine and rather have a physical book on hand. But Right now it’s FREE if you purchase via Amazon! I would love to find more books with this character. Once, I find something that my daughter enjoys reading. I will purchase the whole series. Hard enough to get kids to read so I don’t complain when they find something they like.

What books do your kids read?

FTC Disclosure: My opinions are my own and 100% honest. I was not compensated for this review. Product is now 100% free to the public. 

VEDA Day 12: Kids Ages 4-8 Favorite Books

kids ages 4-8 favorite books

I was dealing with very sick kids today. Kids were bugging for cereal and I warned them they would get sick. They even refused to eat breakfast! Stubborn kids. smh Well, I brought it and they all ended up not feeling well. Akina had it the worse. She had hives, then vomitting. sigh! Andrea was complaining her belly hurt and throat hurt, Justice had a headache and sore throat, Journey had a belly ache. It was a disaster, but they all agreed that Mommy isn’t being mean and I know what’s best. LOL!

So for VEDA Day 12, I shared with you what the kids’ favorite books are.

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