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  • The Holy Spirit | the Spirit of Healing

    I used to be a little uncertain about the healing power that the Holy spirit possesses in this day and age. I used to think it was part of biblical History and that it simply couldnt occur like it did in the stories we read in the bible. I have heard stories, even watched it happen in events on tele...
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  • All About Alkalizing Your Body and top 7 foods.

    Over the past few years alkalizing has become more of a well known term, especially to those following natural health and healthy diets.  Alkalizing  your body is really quite simple and can be done by making a few changes to your diet.  What Is Alkalizing?To learn more about alkaliz...
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  • 5 BOOKS TO CHECK OFF MY BUCKET LIST THIS SUMMER 2016

    These books are my on my "to read" list!  I have heard high reviews of these top 5 books. That they are the best of the best, so I'm giving them a go!  Have you read any of these? ... I was encouraged to get back to reading, as I have taken a little break from it, so this is my new bucket ...
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  • PUT ON YOUR ARMOR EVERYDAY.

    I was told many years ago to never leave my home naked. In fact never get out of bed naked! What does that mean? As I matured into a stronger Christian, I could feel the weight of past sin or just the world and people's flattery and beauty that gets flashed around through money and fame, almost simu...
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  • Lola Mae kept the faith!

      Losing our sweet 4 year old friend, Lola Mae to cancer last week hurt but left quite an impact to those around her. After FIGHTING for her life here on earth and a bittersweet rollercoaster between rejoicing and crying -for nearly TWO years...  She went to see Jesus.   This should ...
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  • TRAVEL INFO; MORE THAN JUST PLACES TO VISIT THIS SUMMER!

    Hey! I was googling places I would love to visit this summer, or just in general.  I found this article off USA today, of the 14 places you have to visit in 2016.    This wasn't only about Travel destinations, but very useful and interesting information from Anniversaries, and ...
  • LORD LET THEM SEE YOU IN ME.

    I feel sometimes in life, I want to make sure I am not living on the surface. I like to go a little deeper. Take myself out of the equation. I want others' to know It is the Lord and I want them to know truly who He is. I met a girl the other week, who needed a friend. She is new to WA, moved f...
  • THIS IS ME, I THINK

      I found this off of Improvephotography.com ..TOP TEN REASONS YOU MIGHT BE A PHOTOGRAPHER, which made me laugh, because this is becoming my life. I am not sure if this is a good thing, or a bad thing. lol   10.  You have nightmares of people using the “P mode” &nb...
  • TOP 40 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM MY MOM:)

      HAPPY Saturday! I wanted to share some things I have learned from my mom growing up and over the years. I know there are more but these ones really have left an impact on who I am today.  Thank you Mom! I love you!    1. Work hard and be responsible. 2. Always keep your comm...
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  • HOW MIRRORS, CAMERAS AND THE HUMAN EYE DIFFER

    Hey all!     My brain wondered off  the other day and I began to think about self-image. I thought about the way we see ourselves. What do we see? Is that what others’ see? or what about on camera? or What is the different between what the eye picks up and what we pick up in t...
  • ASSESSING OURSELVES

    What skills do I have to offer and why is this important for me to know? This can be a hard question for most— well I know I can be my worst critic. I like tea, so similar to a tea aisle, you have various brands, styles, flavors, ingredients, etc. I usually choose a tea that fits what I need o...
  • PATIENCE IS...

      If you could write a poem on patience, what would it look like? Where does "patience" speak in your heart, in your life, or in your circumstance?    patience is a consideration, something examined and contemplated. We use it intentionally and need it to accomplish a goal. It brin...
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  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING PART 2 | the Benefits

    Hello!! I had touched a little bit about the benefits of Social media Marketing Vs. Traditional marketing. I also took a mentorship class with a social media marketer. I am here to add to my list of the benefits SMM provides. Be ready, there is alot!  1) Show your culture  Showcasing you...
  • TRADITIONAL MARKETING VS. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

    How do you know which Advertisment to use for your business? Have you asked yourself? I know I have. Meanwhile, I was curious to find out what the difference between TRADITIONAL media marketing and SOCIAL media marketing was...   Traditional media has created exposure for thousands of busines...
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  • 10 WAYS TO FEEL RE-ENERGIZED CAFFEINE FREE!

    Hello! Have we all experienced the 3 p.m. lull that makes an unwelcome appearance in our daily life? I normally would have turned to my caffeine for the solution but I am desperately seeking new ways that do not involve running to my caffeine container. Here are a few things I have tried, and they...
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  • 10 WAYS TO RE-ENERGIZE THAT DO NOT INVOLVE CAFFEINE

    Hello!   Have we all experienced the 3 p.m. lull that makes an unwelcome appearance in our daily life? I normally would have turned to my caffeine for the solution but I am desperately seeking new ways that do not involve running to my caffeine! Here are some things I have tried, and have see...
  • TOP 15 DO-OVERS OF MY WEDDING

      Hey! So what happens when a wedding photographer, who started in the industry after she got married, starts contemplating what she would have done differently in HER personal wedding? I was obviously unaware of what wedding photographers were capable of. And well the rockstar ones can do j...
  • STARBUCKS IMPROMTU

    Do you ever run into the right person at JUST the right time? I do this every single time.   Tonight as I was driving, I decided to stop in at Starbucks real quick. I walked in and instantly saw my old neighbors, who live across the street from my old home, {Ashton called "mamas house"} ...
  • DEEP THOUGHT TIME

    Hello!!   Have you ever felt that you are not “there” yet? {me raising my hand! }   When I do things in life, I do them whole heartedly. Mainly because I know how much I want them. I have always felt growth in my life, and I have a mind that dreams like crazy, so I have a p...
  • ONE LITTLE LINE I HEARD...

    I have kept hearing this line in my head "Only what's done for Christ will last", for the last few days. I know Christ can speak to us through His spirit. He has done this many times before.  I know He wanted me to look up the whole quote, so I just did. How powerful is Our God?!! He lov...
  • A GREAT TIME AWAY!

      Hello and Happy Good Friday!   I Wanted to share my fun weekend away with you! The "Made to Create PNW" workshop family, have become like family to me. Their joy is ridiculously contagious and just shows that they are secure in who they are. They refuse to let their businesses define ...
  • OH 90'S, YOU WERE NOT THAT BAD...

    Hello!   I had been thinking back on my childhood, my neighborhood, my friends, the activities we used to do, and games we used to play. I wanted to share some of what I remember.... If you were a 90's kid, maybe you remember when…   1 You had the entire collection of Goosebump...
  • WHAT WOULD LIFE BE LIKE WITHOUT SMART PHONES?

      Today, my son Ashton asked me why a smart phone is called a "smart" phone. So I tried to answer him with the best answer I knew. But It got me thinking.. what would life be like WITHOUT society's most depended upon invention? Some thoughts crossed my mind ...   1 There'd be no selfies...
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  • TO MY CHILDREN...

    I'm writing this letter to you both at the end of the day. I’ve given you everything today, and I am ready to rest my head. Today I’ve fed you, bathed you, dressed you and got you prepared to start to your day. There are dishes and laundry but I do them because I love you. I read you boo...
  • AM I ....HOME?

    What makes a house a home? Everywhere we look, there's another expert telling us what the answer is.. from new this to you must have that. The feeling of being "at home" can't be bought. It comes from an intimate relationship between our space and us. We shape it how we like. It is not the “mo...
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  • 6 REASONS YOU ARE WORTH IT.

      1. You keep trying, and don't let yourself take breaks.I know this is something we all have dealt with at some point. But it’s okay to take a break. Pamper yourself. It’s okay once in a while. I find that if I am not happy in general it will reflect in my business/home life....
  • MY OUTLET TO HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

    Hey!! I was reading a study in the American Journal of Public Health, who published a review, The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health. In that article, researchers analyzed more than 100 studies about the impact of art on your health. These included music and writing to dance a...
  • WORDS FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

      I think how we talk to our children sets the tone for the way they see themselves and how they respond to others. I feel when I speak to my children kindly while setting my emotions to the side, I find that their behavior enhances and they are more driven. They are confident and more success...
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  • ONE YEAR OF AN ANGEL GAINED.

      HELLO! I was looking through photos and quotes and messages and found a little note I wrote. It was about my weekend away at author and speaker Beth Moore's conference and leadership meetings. This weekend unexpectedly turned and the rest of it involved my sweet Grandpa. There were a chain o...
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  • WHY SHOULD THEY SHARE?

      Hey! Have a question!! When I start Blogging, how in the world am I going to get my readers to WANT to share my content?    The New York Times Customer Insight Group,  has discovered that there are five key reasons people decide to share something with others. This study on ...
  • 10 FUN FACTS| MY FIRST BLOG POST DRAFT for my website.

    Hello! I have been working on scheduling out content and working on my personal blog for my new Website, and I wanted to share what I have so far for my blog post, it is not done yet <<<I wanted to introduce myself and open up a little more. Since some of you who are visiting my site for t...
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  • PLAN YOUR SUMMER VACATION NOW

    Summer is just around the corner, and if you are like me, you will start to dream about where to go next. I think about our next family trip, girl trips too, I think about couple trips, even group trips. In Washington state, when the sun is out, we start planning whether to go out of state or even a...
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  • A LITTLE SECRET TO MY JOY

    Hello! Im doing MUCH better today! Yesterday was interesting, but I woke up today to blue skies, gorgeous sun and my precious family.    This morning, I was reminded just how much I LOVE having children. When I think about what it would be like without these little people in my life, I f...
  • 15 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT BEING A BOY MOM

      First of all I truly missed my littles guys while they were in Phoenix for 2 weeks. They were able to catch up with their grandparents and get their dose of vitamin D, which was so good for them. They will have so many great memories to look back on. I didn't realize how much I missed them u...
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  • WHY DIDN'T I DO THIS SOONER? | Very Awakening

    Having extra time to reflect can easily become a foreign language to me. I have been able to catch up, and I feel renewed. This time has made me truly respect those that have children, and I can see how not having that time to yourself, can cause a little bit of an Identity crisis. You can quickly l...
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  • 8 MYTHS ABOUT LIFE INSURANCE

      You may know alot of about Life Insurance, and maybe more than I, but if you are one to hold off now, I am here to tell you are not alone. I am working on getting on board like my husband did. It is never too early.  Here are some common Myths I have heard regarding life insurance. ...
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  • REAL STORY: WHAT I WANT IN LIFE.

    A tiny bit about myself: I love Jesus. I dont show it always, and when I miss an opportunity, I always regret it. Because theres no sweeter place than in His presence. I often forget that. My pursuit for a Godly woman's heart is never ending. I feel I am called to live a Godly life. To be a Godly le...
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  • MY SWEET OL' VALENTINE | BROUGHT TO YOU BY A WISER GIRL

      I got to visit a sweet old friend today. She got a little head start in life, thus a bit wiser than I. She just turned 86. Since I was a teen, her prayers, tea time, smiles, love for Jesus, and sweet letters, captivated this teen’s soul and made my heart want to know more. She shined...
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  • THE POWER OF A GOOD WORD | QUOTES THAT HAVE CHANGED LIVES.

    Watching a movie, reading a book, listening to a podcast can and HAS drastically changed lives around us. It is proven {and biblical} that words alone have the ability to change the way we think and feel. It results in decisions we make on a daily basis. Good or bad. As beautiful as hearing or watch...
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  • MIDDAY SLUMP go away!

    First off I want to say Happy Ash Wednesday! And also, by about this time, I get tired. I am up early and like to get things done before the kids get up. But the worlds still turning by 2:30 when I feel dead. So what do I do? How do I finish my day strong? Here's some ideas I wanted to share, if you...
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  • WHAT BLOOD TYPE ARE YOU?

      I remember I was over at my friends house in Colorado and noticed a list on her fridge. It was a list of various blood types and the foods to eat and avoid. I thought it was sort of weird at first, but I gave it a try and noticed some unbelievable results. I felt balanced, energized and aler...
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  • The Struggle is real | Rejection is real.

    Well Im sure we can all agree and say that rejection really STINKS right?! But what is worse is not even trying.Sure, you're safe when you don't try. You can't get hurt if you don't put yourself out there. No one can tell you that you're not good enough. For me, I tend to almost get to that point&h...
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  • A LADIES' JOURNEY| BECOMING A GODLY WOMAN

      I have heard this question at bible studies over the years "How do I become a Godly Woman?" We are always searching high and low. There is always this earnest heart to want to know more. To have the anwers. But over time as we seek, we grow. He refines us to be more like Him. I cannot ...
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  • PURPOSE AND PERSPECTIVE IN HARDSHIPS

     "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28 (NIV)   Please take the time to read these words by Lysa Terkeurst from Proverbs31ministries , I have followed Lysa for almost a decade now, and this ...
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  • EXERCISING WHILE WORKING | A RANDOM THOUGHT

    I am seriously thinking about getting a Deskcycle! If you do not know what one is here’s some on Amazon! The more I grow in my business the more I am working at my desk, and I am serious when I say I am thinking about this bike. PLUS I spoke to another photographer after complaining that my b...
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  • HOMEMAKING WHILE WORKING | PART 2

    Yesterday I started a topic about mixing homemaking with working and how we can align our dreams with our purpose. For myself, there was a transition that took place and it wasnt a very smooth ride. Eventually I decided that I needed to find some kind of balance, so that I was doing everything to th...
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  • HOMEMAKING WHILE WORKING | PART 1

    When I met the man of my dreams and that moment he proposed, I had my share of ideas of what life was going to be like. I had this dream that I was going to be his side-kick , stay at home, wifey. That was all I wanted to do. I was certain that this was the ultimate “wife” and that if I ...
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  • LISTEN : be intentional!

    Listening—it's not as easy to come by. It's often uncomfortable to really hear somebody else's point of view. Especially your children. You might hear something that challenges your belief system, You might hear something that will make you want to change, or even something that requires you t...
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  • SIX WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WHEN WORKING FROM HOME.

    Hello! I wanted to share with you all some ways that help me become more productive while working from home. Here they go! :) GET UP EARLY!I must wake before my family wakes, or the wheels in my head will never turn. The most focus I receive is when I wake up a couple hours earlier than my family/k...
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  • LETS COLLABORATE PART 2

        Yesterday, we touched base on ways to prepare yourself before deciding on WHO and HOW you should collaborate. Today I conducted a list of WHAT you can do with Collaborators. Here is a little list that Im hoping will give you more insight. This has helped me tremendously in this new s...
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  • LET'S COLLABORATE - PART 1

      LETS COLLABORATE!  I was on a conference video call this morning with another local business owner, and we went over ways our Businesses' could benefit in collaborating. We discussed our business parallels. We also touched base on some concerns of possible culture clashes, which are ve...
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  • BUSINESS + BALANCE PART 3 | Stages that Lead us back to order.

      BUSINESS + BALANCE | Stages that Lead us back to order. Yesterday, I touched base on a few things Ive struggled with. I was burnt out, and through rest I have been able to re-evaluate my priorites. But this is some feelings that resulted from losing touch with my original purpose behind my ...
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  • BUSINESS + BALANCE PART 2 | Lets talk about these feelings

    BUSINESS + BALANCE | Lets talk about these feelings    Finding Business life balance is Challenging. I felt like I wasn’t enough. Or not doing enough. I am a wife, a mom of two young boys, and have been working part- time. At the same time, I felt like I was doing everything and le...
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  • BALANCING YOUR BUSINESS LIFE

    BALANCING YOUR BUSINESS:: SIX STEPS TO A LESS STRESS LIFE  I was inspired awhile back from a group of networkers across the country. A large group of SMALL business owners. Most of us are freelancers, moms, dads, creatives, etc. I know here in Powersharing you all could relate to this , as you...
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  • Time Management | 5 Tips that will help anyone!

    5 tips to help anyone be on time! It's a new year which gives us all a chance to work on something. Someone close to me recently asked me for some pointers on how to be on time. Now, I will be the first to say that I am not always on time, but for most things in my life I try to show up slightly ea...
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