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Friday, March 6, 2015

Who me, old fashion?

In the past year I made a lot of changes with the way I view things. I'm working on making my life more Christian centered.

I was pregnant my senior year of high school which surprised many because I was the quiet one in school. I had my daughter 3 months after I graduated. A year later I became a single mother.

I was a very strong independent women and raised my daughter to be that way.  My husband and I were married a few months before my daughter turned 8 years old.  I didn't NEED a husband, I CHOOSE to have a husband and that's what I used to tell my him when we fought. Actually, I use to say, "The door is right there.  I don't need you.  I was single mom once before I can do it again!" Prideful? Yes!  See I was a stay at home mom when my daughter's father and I broke up, so everything I had, I earned myself as a single mom. I was determined not to be in hurt again.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2: 8-9

Thank God for His gift!

I always believed in Jesus but never lived a Christian centered life nor knew what that really meant till recently.  My husband and I found a wonderful church and have made a lot of changes in our lives in the last year. I don't mind submitting(Oh boy there's that nasty word lol)to my husband, letting him lead the family, and giving up most control(I'm still working on this).  I work but I no longer mind staying home and cleaning the house.

I used to consider myself a Democrat. I felt like they cared more about the needy. You know just like Jesus.  I felt like the Republicans only cared about themselves.  I no longer consider myself a Democrat because I feel like they don't follow the bible.  Yes, they care for the needy which I love(yes, some "needy" don't deserve the help because in actuality they're just lazy but I'm not talking about them)but there are so many other things they believe in that I'm totally against.

So would I call myself a conservative because they supposedly believe in the bible?  That just didn't sit well in what my pastor calls my knower. Then I started thinking these terms really only describe political parties.  I'm really not trying to describe my political stance but trying to describe my moral stance.  Could my new ways of thinking be old fashion? It's pretty funny to think of me as old fashion.  I think a great way to describe who I'm becoming is traditional, maybe just maybe a little old  fashion?

So it is safe to say that this blog will be changing, maybe even the name.  
Stay tuned......

Friday, November 7, 2014

It has been awhile...

So it has been awhile since I have written.  I've had alot of good changes in my thinking lately. 

I'm still working my Real Estate business and loving it.!

 I'm also still working on breaking into the Real Investments world. I now have a great partner I'm working with.

As for this blog, I'm going to pray and get my thoughts together.  Once I do that I will know exactly where I would like to accomplish with this blog. 

 So please stay tuned.......

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Steel Cut Oats

Another passion I have is eating right.  I'm not perfect at it, I LOVE my junk food, and let's be honest, eating right is expensive.  There are some things I always do and find isn't expensive.  I never use ground beef, only ground turkey or chicken, I never buy can vegetables, only fresh or frozen.  Also, I never buy white bread, only 100% whole wheat or multi-grain bread, I fry with Olive Oil, and I TRY to use only 100% wheat or multi-grain pasta.

I always cook dinner but breakfast and lunch is another story.  I like to have something quick to grab while I'm on the go, so I have been on the look out for healthy food.

I just learned about Steel Cut Oats.  Steel Oats are healthier than instant oatmeal(what I feed my son because it was nice and easy)because it is the least processed oat, while instant oatmeal is the most processed oat.

Steel Oats are a little more expensive(I just bought it at Walmart for a little under $4) than instant oatmeal but it is filling so a little goes a long way.  Also, they take longer to cook, about 30-45 minutes, but you can cook them and put them in the fridge for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack.

Last night I cooked 4 servings.  Then I melted brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon and poured it over the oats(my version of Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal, my sons favorite).  It was too sweet so I made another 4 cups of oats and it was perfect!  I then pureed frozen strawberries and mixed it in my oats.  All I can say is yummmy!!!!!

This morning it was so nice to throw some oats in a bowl, heat it up for a couple of minutes in the microwave, bring it to work and have a nice healthy and filling breakfast!  My son had a belly ache this morning so he didn't have breakfast, I can't wait to see what he thinks of his new breakfast treat!  Hopefully, I can get my daughter(she is 14 and is and always has been a picky eater)to like it.

Have you tried Steel Cut Oats, what do you think of them?  Do you have any other healthy quick recipes?  Please share in the comment  section.  Thank you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Achieving My Goal

I know my passion is Real Estate Investment.  I know the Lord has put this passion in me and I also know

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me.
Psalm 138:8

My problem is financially, I am not in a place where I can afford real estate.  But I'm not going to let this stop me!

So what are my first step to turn this goal into an achievement?  Well, I'm not going to wait till my finances are in order.  I'm going to find mentors who are willing to teach me everything they now.  I already receive daily emails from a real estate agent sharing her knowledge

Today I emailed a real estate consultant about mentoring me.  I will continue to learn everything possible, so that when I am ready to make my first purchase, I will have all the knowledge to make the right decisions.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How Do I Plan On Creating An Empire?

So how do I plan on creating an empire?

One of my passions is Real Estate Investments.

Real estate investing involves the purchase, ownership, management, rental and/or sale of real estate for profit.

I want to buy and flip houses

  • Flipping is a term used primarily in the United States to describe purchasing a revenue-generating asset and quickly reselling (or "flipping") it for profit. Though flipping can apply to any asset, the term is most often applied to real estate and initial public offerings.

I want to buy houses that need some work, fix them, then sell them for a profit.

I also want to own real estate.
Yes, I want to own residential properties, but I also want to own commercial real estate.

Definition of 'Commercial Real Estate'

Property that is used solely for business purposes. Examples of commercial real estate include malls, office parks, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and office towers. Commercial real estate is one of the three primary types of real estate. The other types are residential real estate, which is used for living purposes; and industrial real estate, which is used for manufacturing and production. The businesses that occupy commercial real estate usually lease the space. An investor usually owns the building and collects rent from each business that operates there.

Achieving Your Goals-Take Action!

GOALS are IMPORTANT to have, but it is MORE important to WORK on achieving your goals.  What's the point of having goals if your just going to think about them everyday but do nothing about it?  The only way to accomplish your goals is to 

No not on Monday, or tomorrow, or later on today, but right

First, write down your goals.  It doesn't matter if it's just 1 goal or 100 goals.  It doesn't matter if it is a little goal(read a book) or a big goal(create a successful business).  Just write them down.  Post them everywhere!  Places such as your mirror, the car, on your computer; make it so where ever you look your goals are their in your face.

Now pick one goal  and start taking the steps to accomplish this goal.

Once you accomplish the goal, celebrate, even if it is a small goal!  

Next, move on to the next goal.

Once you have accomplished your goals, write down new goals because there is always new things to accomplish.

And remember

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