Roses,,

Roses,,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas....

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, or Hanukkah, I hope you enjoyed the time with your loved ones. I am grateful that our little family had a great xmas, my nephews were so excited to see Santa and the goodies he might be bringing. This year all they asked for were Trash Packs and Squinkies... LOL I know you might be asking what are those? in two words..Highway Robbery. They are small eraser top like mini toys that my nephews are wild over. So we spend an entire day searching for them and we had some luck at Target and at Toys R Us. In the end they got what they had asked for and we had a wonderful time.

Next stop New Years and I am hoping we can attend our church's New Years Vigil. I have not missed one in over 12 years and I don't want to miss this one. I apologize for not posting as much as I would want to , but I am still recuperating from my injury and my shoulders and arms are still not working. So I am not able to spend much time on the computer =(. In case I am not able to post before New Years I am going to wish you all a Happy New Year, May it be filled with greatness and may it be filled with Love, Family, Abundance, Health and Prosperity.

 I am thankful for all that God has given me and for all that I am yet to achieve. I thank him in advance for all the blessings he has already sent my way and the blessings that are schedule to arrive shortly. I am grateful for my family and I pray that 2012 will be a blessed year for all of you.

xoxox Liz

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Love the inner child in all of us

Saturday I had the privilege to attend the Coca Cola Adelante Tour. And all I can say is WOW!! My friend invited me and I am so grateful she did. I was in  Forum for Latina women and I got to meet some amazing women. I would like to say Thank You! to Coca Cola, Sandra Cisneros, Michele Ruiz, Isasara Bay, Nell Merlino, Nely Galan , and all the women who were present at the Coca-Cola Adelante Forum. It is really hard to be a Latina with a dream and not have mentors or other women similar to yourself to look up to. But yesterday I finally felt like I belong, I was so happy to be surrounded by all my sisters who had similar dreams and aspirations. And I finally was able to embrace what makes me an outcast in my own community. In the words of Sandra Cisneros, I am embracing being a Chingona and I am proud to be one. And Thanks to Michelle Ruiz I was finally able to "Let it Go to Grow", I had such an Amazing time and learn so much that I am so eager to share with the rest of the world.


My most favorite part of the event was when they asked us pull our baby picture out, We had been asked to take a picture of us when we were small, I chose one of myself when I was about 4-5 years old. I was in El Salvador wearing a soft light blue dress and my hair was long with a bow on the side. So when we all took out our pictures, we were asked to take a good look at that Little girl in the picture, and I am being honest when I say this, when I looked at myself in the picture my heart broke. I felt so much sadness and pain and I was embarrassed because I had big drops falling out of my eyes. But I looked around and I wasn't the only one. I realized that we shared one more thing in common , PAIN we were all touched by the sight of the little girls that stared back at us. We were then told to look at that little girl and promise her to be the best mother we could be to her. There was no one with a dry eye in that room. I realized there and then that most of us Latinas have been raised by mothers who were never mothered and loved. Their unresolved issues and pain were passed down from generation to generations and as a consequence we are left with so many issues that need to be resolved. I finally understood why I was crying, I felt all the emotions rush me and I realized that I always wanted to feel a mothers love. I always longed for affection, for  my parents to see me and love me for who I am . The words were spoken and we had to repeat them to our selves, I realized that I was still that little 5 year old wanting to be accepted and loved. So I promised to do just that I WILL LOVE MYSELF and be the best mom I can be to my 5 year old self. She is still living in me and unless I love her and acknowledge her pain, she won't be able to blossom into a successful woman.
I learned so much and  I will share it with everyone I know. I will start with my nephew and niece. 


xoxoxo Liz

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December is Here and it's arrival can be deadly

OMG!!! I love winter and the Holidays , but this year December has come with a vengeance. In LA LA Land we are so used to sunny days and warm winters, so when we are struck by a cold winter breeze we are all in panic mode. But to be honest this year the winds are stronger and scarier. As I sit on my bed listening to the wind and looking out my window, I see a mini tornado arriving. Our tree in the front yard is being shook back and forth and our little gazebo is being tossed back and forth and OMG!! it looks like it is bout to take flight. The wind is so strong that its knocking things over and breaking tree branches. It is 1:30 am and the wind has just knocked tables and chairs over. I think if I go out there I will be flown back to Kansas with my Ruby Red slippers. My mom and brother  are outside trying to secure things down..mom better get in before she's lifted up from the ground. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope your thanksgiving was as amazing as mine, filled with family, love and blessings. This year has been tough, I have been off from work for a couple of months, financially I am barely getting by and Physically I am ill. But I have faith that God will turn things around for me an that this trial and tribulation will pass from me soon. But even though my life is not as peachy as I would want it to be, I still have many things to be grateful for. I am grateful for Family, for Friends and Loved ones. I am grateful for my nephews, every day they inspire me to be better. I am grateful for my mother, That I still have her in my life. I am grateful for my JZ for his unconditional love and his patience. But above all I am grateful for my life, for the air that I breath, for the opportunity that God has given me and is getting ready to give me. I am grateful for my Pastors and their teachings and prayers and I am grateful for my school. Thank You Jesus for all that you give me and for loving me.

xoxox Liz

Monday, November 21, 2011

It's so hard to understand

As I sit here listening to my step-father constantly talk and talk.. I can only ask myself how does my mother do it? How does she put up with all his non sense. How does she keep herself from going crazy, I feel like my head is going to explode just by listening to him and he is not even speaking to me. Then I realized, we have to be really careful with whom we marry or start a relationship with. See they are similar to many other couples who stayed together for what ever reason other than true love. What?? what did I just say, well even if I have no experience in the living with someone or married department, I can tell you one thing, LOVE is LOVE and its a two way street. And when the day comes for me to decide who I share my life with I will remember my mother and chose wisely. Sometimes we need to see what others are dealing with to learn and understand that whatever they have, I do not want. Let me tell you a brief summary and Yes I am venting, its the only way I can get rid of the stress that I have been exposed to. My stepfather acts like a child, he has always required my moms full attention. So much that when my Brother and I were kids, we felt like he was jealous of us and he would always make sure to express his dissatisfaction when my mom paid us any attention. If we were not home, and mom was there to cater his needs he was happy. I can't even call it the infamous MACHISMO, because this word implies manliness and there is nothing manly about a full grown man who chooses to act like a child. I love my mother and I feel so sad for her, but this is a choice she made for herself and has no one to blame but herself. But at 64 years old, I am constantly asking myself how much more can she bear? She has been dealing with this since she was 30 years old. But like I said this is something she chose for herself and when given the opportunity to leave she never did. One thing I will never understand, and I am tired of trying. When I was younger I saw my mom and I am going to be honest, I never wanted to be like her. Because all I saw was her weakness, as a woman and as an individual. But as I grew older and learned I realized that we are not all born with the same talents and self esteem and self love is something not everyone possesses. Sometimes it has to be learned and it might take 40 years of suffering to finally understand the concept. And that even if that part is missing there are greater things that are helping that person survive, There is Strenght and Faith and Hope. I pray that God enlightens her and that he can give her an opportunity to be free and learn to know what it is to truly be Loved. As for me, I need to see and learn and choose wisely and to learn to love my mother more and not judge her for her weaknesses. And try to remember that I am who I am today, because of who she was yesterday.

xoxo sea
ps. The picture was sent to me, it doesn't belong to me, but I thought it was lovely white.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Living by Faith

Living by faith is not as easy as we think, and for the most part we forget that when we are going through some tough time, we need to trust in God more and be patient. My natural man wants to scream , yell, shout and insult the entire world for making my life harder than it should be, but my Spiritual man reminds me that I need to relax and trust in God. It reminds me to lay all my troubles, aches and sorrows in his hands and step back and let him do his will. I know so much easier said than done, but I can tell you that it took me 8 years of working like a dog , and an injury to finally let go of my grip on my own self  and finally allow God to take control of everything. I can now say that I am finally living by Faith, I have never been so not in control of things as I am now. And I can't do anything except Trust and have Faith that God will see me through. So I hope you learn from my experience, don't allow yourself to be like me and wait until the last minute to let God have full control of your life. It can save you a ton of pain.

Also know that when it rains it pours.. this week I had an important commitment with God that I needed to keep, well I am convinced that a true blessing is headed my way because everything that could happen and go wrong did. First my phone decided to die on me and started to do weird things with the screen, then as if I didn't need them my glasses mysteriously cracked in half,  then my Dr. request for 2 test were denied by the insurance company and I had the worst, neck shoulder arm pain ever and today I am sick with a horrible cold. So as you can see when it rains it pours, but I believe in JESUS and he will help me through this. I know that I will be healed soon, a Blessing s coming my way and my life will be transformed and all the Honor and Glory will go to the Lord.

Father I surrender my life, my will, my health, my hopes and my dreams into your hands and I ask you in the name of your son Jesus that you help me overcome these obstacles that are in my way and give me Justice and Victory over my oppressors,  Amen!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

9 years and counting

A year ago he called and sang to me Perfect by Smashing Pumpkins, today he text me to tell me he is making me a CD.. and asked if I wanted a specific song, so I said yes the song u sang me "Perfect"... little did I know that it was exactly a year to the day. Happy 9th Anniversary my JZ xoxox

Saturday, November 5, 2011

When Life throws you lemons add strawberries and make Lemonade

Greetings and happy Saturday.. I just finished my PT which consists of stretching and resistance bands. I have been sick for almost a year, and right now my body needs some major rest and TLC. But I know that it also needs to move. I am limited to many things including the gym, mostly because of the pain. I get frustrated at times, but last week God spoke to me and as I was complaining about how long its been and why I am not getting better, the following phrase ran in my head
"It took you 8 years to damage your body... what makes you think you will heal it in a month?"
Point made and taken, so every day I make sure I do my part in the healing process, I eat less and healthier, I take my walk and I do my PT. I am doing my best under the circumstances and I have learned to be patient.
On the positive I am able to rest, catch up on some much needed and oh so over due sleep. I am able to go to church and work on my communion with God and I am able to spend some over due quality time with my mom. So for now  I will pray for healing trust God and Listen to my  Dr. and follow his care and do my Home Stretches and give my body some TLC.


Monday I was able to stop by and support my nephews in their school's literature parade. My little Cowboy/ Rango and my Little Mermaid, they looked adorable. We had so much fun and spent the afternoon together, grabbed a couple of happy meals and had an awesome afternoon. At home we had  some singing and dancing, courtesy of the nephews, they put on a show for me and it was great.

So like my tittle states.. " When life throws you lemons... don't let them get you bitter instead grab some strawberries and make some yummy Lemonade =D.

Friday, November 4, 2011

MAC Glitter and Ice and Johnny Weir



I have been ogling the new Holiday collection from MAC which has Johnny Weir as their spokesperson. But I am sad that we haven't heard much from him, the collection grabbed my attention because he was involved in it. I was happy to see MAC support such an amazing athlete and make him more known. I admire his self confidence and how resilient he is... if you don't know much about him you should google him. He is an awesome artist, who is doing it his way in a world where individuality is not always rewarded. So I hope I can get my hands on at least 2 things from this collection, I want it all.. but I am on a budget and can't afford to spend more than I have.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Creative Memories

Yesterday my brother and I helped the kids to create some awesome Pumpkins.  This was the first year we allowed them to do so. My nephew was excited.. but they still need more time to learn how to use a sharp object.  My niece was loving the getting your hands all gooey with pumpkins guts. D wanted an angry birds pig and my niece wanted a dog. So I think they came out pretty nice and the best part are the memories we created with them. As kids my dad would let my brother and I carve our own pumpkins and we remember how much fun we had. After my mom found her way back to Jesus we stopped celebrating Halloween and anything that came with it. Pumpkins was a part of that, but we remembered how much fun it was to carve the pumpkins and the time we spent with dad making them. Growing up we didn't have many of those memories, so we decided to let them experience the carving of a pumpkin, we stayed away from the ghost and scary faces and instead we created works of art. I know people will judge and criticize us, but I pray that God sees the intention of our hearts was to spend some quality time with the kids and create a lasting memory. The smile on their faces says it all, they were so proud of their carvings. They said the other pumpkins have scary faces with triangles, but ours are happy and even have ears. Its hard raising kids in this time and trying to instill in them values, which include Tolerance and Acceptance. And its specially hard to make them understand things that many adults have a hard time grasping. We pray that God keeps his eye on them and that they chose to grow in his presence and serve him. But that is for them to decide when the time is right as for now it is up to  us to guide and show them the way. While at the same time teaching them to respect other people and respect their choices and beliefs. They need to learn that we need to treat people and respect them the same way we expect them to treat us.

So I pray that you all have a wonderful week with your loved ones and may the Lord keep you all safe.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Special News...

Hello every one... I have not been able to log on and write on my blog because I have been sick. Who knew that a pain on my shoulder would last this long. It was more than just a tiredness.. there is something really wrong, I have been in pain for almost a year and it doesn't seem to end, That's why I have been MIA and haven't been able to update. Actually I haven't been able to do much typing this will guarantee a pain on my right hand and some major swelling. The worst part is that it seems like since its my pain.. Dr and Insurance don't seem to care. But Thank God I have him... I am putting my health , My life and my future in his hands. And I trust he will not let me down. Right now I have so many limitations.. my life is on Hold... I will say that even in Darkness God always lets his Light shine.  As far as answering prayers he does more than that, He manifest is works in our lives so I know that this illness, pain will soon be a thing of the past and Gods name will be glorified.  As for now I need to rest and trust in him.

Oh Yeah before I forget.. I have decided what to do  with my life, with Gods Guidance I know I will get to full fill my destiny. It might just take a bit more and more work to get there.

I am also happy to announce that God is awesome and has open a door for me to continue my education. Come January I pray that I am feeling better health wise and ready to start my Masters Program at USC. =D Yes I was accepted to USC's  Master in Social Work Program and I am so excited to start. To God goes all the Glory and I pray that He continues to use me as a vessel to share his greatness with the world.  To all those who believe in a God of greatness, I tell you that he exists and No dream is too high and No obstacle too great that He can't overcome.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You will be Missed...

Words evade me.. as I write this post... It's sad when a Person passes away, but a bigger void is left when that person is one that has made a dent on the world and has motivated the world to "think outside the box". Not only are we mourning the loss of the person, but also the lost of his vision and his great thinking.

Monday, August 22, 2011

SeaWorld and Mini Vacation

We just came back from our mini vacation in Seaworld. I had a blast  with my BF and my nephews. we specially loved seeing and getting splashed by Shamu, we were completely soaked and left dripping wet. But it was worth the pain and discomfort, I had promised to take the kids to Seaworld if they finished their work books that I created for them for their Summer vacation. So every day they had to work on the book and try to finish it before going back to school. They were good and did as we had agreed so I needed to keep my side of the bargain and off we went to sea world. They had an Amazing time, and I was glad to be able to do this for them.
By the way my nephew's teacher said he started the school year with a Bang and was ready for 3rd grade, he told her, that his aunt had made him a work book to study while on summer vacation and that's why he was ready =D.
 in case you want to know how to created the book, its simple there are so many Free resources on line for work sheets. I printed grade appropriate work and had them velobound in a book. My co-workers thought I was being mean , because I was making my nephews work during their summer break, but I think it was valuable learning time that we were able to take advantage of. So I really recommend this it helps them a lot.  I included fun work sheets like coloring ages and puzzles, connect the dots and drawings to make the work fun. I even included their picture and a special message to make it more personal, They loved their books and I loved the results.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

OMG!! Seasons End and change is here



 Sometimes we don't like change.. but sometimes we need this type of change so that God can work his wonders on our life.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Test,Trials and Tribulations

I have heard many people say to one another that when things are tough and rough it is God who is testing you. I have also heard that God doesn't Test us and he also doesn't plague us with illnesses. So my question is well why do bad things happen to so many People. Mind you I did not say "Good People" because goodness is subjective and I wanted to be more general. I personally know what is it to go through some difficult times and I also know that the God that I serve would never plague me with so many afflictions. I also know that he would not test me by striking my loved one with an illness. So I really get bothered when I hear people say that when something bad is happening to you, it is God who is sending it your way. I do not believe that is the case.
For example I think of it this way, I have my mother and I know that she would never test me that way. So why would God be any meaner than we humans. Why if my mother or father are incapable of doing something to hurt me on purpose. why should I believe that the God that I have learned about the one who gave his only begotten son, so that whom ever believes in him should not perish but have ever lasting life... why would he punish me specially with an illness. The Bible states that Jesus died on the cross and he took with him all sin, illness and iniquity. So why am I going to sit here an believe that now God all of a sudden changed his mind and is striking with a fury.

I learned from my Grandmother that bad things happen to good people, and I also learned from her that God was not to blame. Through her trials and tribulations to the last minute of her life, in pain and in despair she clinged to her faith in a Loving God and made peace when her life was extinguishing at the ripe age of 50.  Never did I hear her blame God for her suffering, instead she focus on giving me her most valuable possession, her faith.She made sure I learned this passage from the bible, She believed it encompassed Gods' Love, Power, Blessings and Mercy for all of us.

The Psalms 91
Abiding in the Shadow of the Almighty



1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,
and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,
even the Most High, thy habitation;
10 there shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.10
to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.11
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Lk. 10.19
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him,
and show him my salvation.


So with this I close and tell you that when we are going thru a tough time and we don't see a way out call upon the name of He who loves you and he will answer, and believe that He is not to blame for the pain we are going through. Illnesses and Pain have no meaning and God never intended for us to live with them. He has given us Authority in the Name of his son JESUS to overcome and destroy them.

 In faith Liz xxoxoxoox

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Reading Club

Summer is in full bloom and  I promised myself to get some good reading done. When I did my Daniel Fast and stayed off the Internet for a while, I was released from my You Tube Addiction. And I rediscovered my love for reading.  I have breezed throuh 4 books in less than a month. My friend JL and I  decided to read them together as our little version of  a book club. He chose the first two books and I choose the next two. Here is the list of books we have read so far.
JLO choose the following two books (book 1 and 2) and I choose book 3 and 4 and
1. Product DetailsGemini Bites by Patrick Ryan - Interesting.. the characters are funny and a good read Love the twins!
2. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A NovelAimee Bender'sThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel (Hardcover)(2010)  - I loved this book , I can empathise with the main character, a bit of a mind bender and full of emotions but really good read, Helped me see my mother in another light, moms hardly ever tell their kids how they truly feel inside,sometimes they have sadness in their heart and we don't realize how much they carry around.

3. The Shack
The Shack by William P. Young - Absolutely Love it!.. Highly recommend it ,I specially like  the way God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are described is amazing and such a strong message about forgiveness and Love.

4. Product Details90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey - This book is very inspiring, highly recommend for anyone who is going through a rough time and needs reassurance that God is listening.



I have read all of them but JLO is not done reading them , he is a bit of a slacker since I already read all four books and  he is stuck on my first choice =)..Book 3 the Shack and hasn't even began Book 4 .  I  think  its a bit hard for him to get into, and that's why I choose it.. I want him to open up his heart and experience the story and message. I believe it will help him cope with many things he is going thru .  I allowed him to choose Book #5 and we will embark on it as soon as I get my hands on it
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As you can see we have very different taste even in books, but we are very open minded and we respect the selections and read them. Well at least I have, in the mean while  I am reading Joel Osteeen. I LOVE this book and I can't wait to see the results.
and I am also reading the book below , brought to my attention by my supervisor. he wants me to learn to be financially savvy while I am young.. =) he said "Don't wait till you are my age do it now!" So I take his advice and listen, Knowledge is always a good thing.
Hope you are all having a great summer and are getting some good reading done. If any of you have read an awesome book ,please feel free to share it with me =D
xoxox Liz

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hello and Happy Carmageddon!!!

Alice in WonderlandHello everyone.. I am back.. I Had to take some time off to re cooperate my shoulder arm and wrist..it is still messed up but I have to work with what I have.  I trust in God and since the Dr. cant help.. I can only trust that JC will fix it.

Secondly.. I have been busy filling out applications.. I decided to apply to Grad school and I had statements of purpose to write, rresumes, letters of recommendations to ask for and all that good jazz. I was able to submit them on time and meet the deadline and now its just a waiting game and Praying that GOD breaks this door in for me =D,

So I am feeling excited and faithful that my future is taking a turn for the best. I also spoke to the Boyfriend and it seems like he is ready to move to the Husband category.. so Lets see what happens there =D

Hope u are all having a Blessed and Happy Summer and that it turns out to be the Best summer yet.

Today I am leaving early to have a Tea Party with my nephews.. we will transform our gazebo into Wonderland and will make our own Alice in Wonderland costumes with masks and all =D.


My Nephew will be the Cheshier Cat (Tim Burton One)

My niece will be the Rabbit and I will be the Red Queen  LOL!!! it  will be a blast..

And don't forget if you are on the West side near the Sepulveda pass.. stay at home and have a fun weekend. , remember the 405 fwy will have some closures near the west side.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Belated 4th of July

I have been gone quite some time.. I am still working on getting my full arm function and it is going really slow. I miss not blogging, and I feel sad because I am so limited as to what I can do . Anyways summer is here and I wish you all a wonderful Summer may it be filled with happiness, Fun, Sun and the Beach.

I am making it to the beach soon...specially here..... =D.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Quality Time

Spending some quality time with My Niece and Nephew and taking the tiome to teach them the true meaning of the 4th of July.. Independence Day..

Also eagerly awaiting the Fire works.. Happy 4th of July..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sundays Blessings! on a Thursday =D

 
OMG!!! something was wrong with my computer, I thought I had posted or at least saved my entry but it didn't. So I Have to start all over.

This is what happened this past weekend I had a AHA moment.. you I know when we all are going thru life and we think we are giving it all we have .. and then BAM!! someone who truly loves you has the audacity and guts to tell you that you are doing things Half A$$.. and you cant believe you just heard that. Well I had that happen to me on Saturday and to be Honest I needed that Reality check. I tend to be some what of a Drama Queen and I get excited about many things , but I was told and I realized that I ha vent been putting my 100% into my life lately. I must confess I was devastated when I heard those words and of Course I am a big Chillona.( No wonder my boyfriend uses that as one of my Pet names) . Yes My big Brown eyes were sobbing and the biggest tear drops were flowing out of them.. for a minute I tried to dismiss it as not being real and tried to lie to  myself that it was not true.  But come Sunday morning as I arrive at church and I am ready to go and tell JC how JZ had been so blunt and called me out.. out of my Pastors Mouth comes.. " GOD WANTS YOU TO GIVE IT YOUR ALL, IN ALL YOU DO... HE REQUIRES 100% NOT 25% AND YOU GUESSED IT .. Not 50%. And Lately YOU haven't been doing that .. You ask God for his all and maybe other people in your life for their all , But you aren't giving you100%. OMG!! what was I to do, but to get rid of my Pride and accept that reality.. That in Fact I have been a slacker that I have wasted 2 years of my life contemplating what to do instead of doing it, and If I am in a place in my life where I am not happy, I am the only one to Blame, its not God and it's not those around you that keep you do, It is YOURSELF.

Man that was tough and it felt like a slap in the Face times 2. But I accepted that my Boyfriend was correct when he stated that I am not working to my potential and I had no other choice than to specially when God himself  thru his vessel my Pastor confirmed it. So I asked God for forgiveness for being such a useless individual and I vowed to make a change. I am on day 4 and I am getting my things in order. I have plans and dreams and I have given myself a year (long term) to transform my life around. Short term I am already working on it and I promised myself to invest more time on me and not be so complacent.

So I felt the need to share this with all of you who may read this.. Don't ask God to change your life unless you are willing to change it first.  Also don't wait for God to send you an answer and to do something for you, unless you are willing to Jump and put your trust in him. And most importantly don't expect your life to change unless you take the First step and move to make it change. Remember Faith is believing in something that you can't see.  Its time we all put our faith into action and once you do that we will see The Power of GOD manifest in our  life.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Awesome Long weekend with Cactus and the Beach!!

On the importance of Family... As a child I remember always wanting a large family. I always longed for older brothers and sisters and I dreamed of having big family dinners. I would imagine how Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners would be. I also imagine a Table filled with family. But that was only a dream and It never really manifested. My family is pretty small My parents , brother, nephew and niece and my Boyfriend. As a child my brother and I didn't have your typical Family and we didn't have many family customs. As an adult I find myself working extra hard to make family time really special and important for my nephews. On Fridays we have Movie night and we watch a special movie and get to eat snacks.. the healthy and not so healthy mostly spicy chips. As well as Play time with my Nephew D. On the weekend is our special time.. we call it our Quality Time and we do fun things, such as our favorites , the Swimming pool , the Beach, the Park , exploring and catching the latest movie. Sundays we have a special meeting with Jesus . As I mentioned before we have this time set in stone and won't change it for no one.

This long weekend was FUN!!! and we saw Cactus on out trip - this is what my nephew wanted me to say. We spent time with friends , on Saturday night we camped out in Holly's living room and fed the squirels from her balcony. And on Sunday night we had BBQ and sat in front of a Fire pit and roasted marshmallows. This was something new to me and I thank my friend Wendy for inviting us to her home and welcoming us into her family. We had a blast trying and making Smores for the very first time (for Me)  and catching up and talking about camping and watching the stars.  As I write this entry my nephew is sitting next to me and is telling me his favorite part of the weekend which was Malibu, sitting watching the waves and eating fruit while appreciating the wonders of God.

To hear this puts a smile on my face, because when I was growing up, I hated long weekends . They were filed with problems and alcohol as well as Domestic Violence. While the other kids spoke about the camping and the out of town trips... I dreaded the idea of being stuck home for 3 days while my parents went at it. So I am so happy to see that I am able to help my nephews have those super awesome weekends that I always dreamed of as a child.

So on behalf of Myself and my Nephew D  we thank God for Friends and super awesome weekends and We pray that every one that reads this post is blessed with family and Love.

xoxo Liz and D  May God grant you all a Super Blessed week =D

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Been away too long =(

Tokidoki Cactus Friends - 2" Carina Vinyl Figure




I am sorry I've been away for a while, but my arm is not working as I expected. I am experiencing pain again and I have gone back to physical Therapy and the simplest tasks cause me great discomfort and pain.
I would just like to ask for Prayers for me and my Nephews and Family. Blessings to all of you and I have faith I will be healed soon.

xoxo Lix

Believe in the Lord your God and everything you ask the father in his name, shall be give... So Father in the name of your son Jesus Christ I ask you for Healing for my body, but Specially for my Nephew D as well as a double portion of Protection for both My nephew and my niece. Amen

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank You GOD for one more Birthday !!

PS..I found tis cute bear on line he is not mine, I just love him

Hello every one Yeah!! today is My B-day and I am unfortunately at work with a Flu and with some major pain on my neck/ back and shoulders, but I am grateful that I have one more day in this life that God has been so kind enough to lend me. Last night I did my Thank You prayer and I asked the Lord for guidance. I am also Happy to say that I know what I will study next, I am not going to say what my decision is, I will wait for a better time to share with all of you, But As a b-day gift I asked Jesus to help me achieve my Purpose and my Dreams. And to use me to help others achieve theirs.

 I called my Twin and I wished her a Happy birthday she is also sick with the Flu I think I gave it to her ( by the way in case you did not read my previous entry my twin is my now 6 year old Niece, we are born on the same day " so in her 5 year old brain .. that means we are twins.. =D.

I have been blessed with many Happy Birthdays and I am so Thankful for the loved ones in my life that remembered.. I don't know what My boyfriend has in stored, I did say I wanted to go to Disneyland.. but I am not feeling good so I don't think I have the energy to do that. And as far as my Wish list.. this is the first year that I didn't have a list of stuff.. I was more concerned with God guiding me into my right path that I kinda focused my energy into asking the Lord for that type of blessing.
 =(... maybe that means I am growing up and maturing.

At work my Friends decorated my area with happy birthdays decorations and we cut a huge chocolate Cake . Yum Yum.. and then we hit Shakeys for a not so healthy but oh so good Lunch =D.

Anyways I hope you are all in good health and I pray that God blesses all my loved ones. my nephews and my Family and me with Love, Health Prosperity and Happiness. For my wish I wish blessings for all of us who need them and may God give us many many more years to grow in his presence.

xoxoxo and Thank You
Liz

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Belated Mother's Day and WOWOOOO.. My Bday is Tomorrow

Hello =)  I am so so sorry I have been out for a couple of days, I got the Flu and I am dealing with the pain on my neck and shoulders. Please keep me in your prayers.

I just wanted to take the time to Wish all the mommies in the World a Happy Belated Mothers Day. 
And I super excited.. tomorrow is my Birthday and I hope God Blessed me with a very Super Duper Awesome Day and most importantly with a Super Blessed Year.

I am still sick with the Flu and I am super Tired so tomorrow I am still going to be feeling under the weather, but I plan to enjoy myself.

I have so many things to Blog about from the Royal wedding to Bin Laden to my awesome visit to the Ronald Reagan Library. I just need to get some energy and I promise to tell you all about my last couple of days.

Also I forgot to Mention my Niece will also be celebrating her Birthday ... Yes she was born on the exact same day!!!! so I have to share LOL according to her we are twins.. =D so Happy Birthdsay Becks, I love you lots!! May God bless you always and may he shower you with blessings beyond your imagination.


Happy Birthday Mamas.. xooxox

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Appreciated!! and Be of Good Spirit

Flowers by 1800Flowers - 1-800-Flowers Cupcake In Bloom
Hello every one, I hope your week is winding down to be a good one. I am grateful that I can going strong and Thankful for what I have.  I went to Church on Tuesday and I will share with you the blessing that I received. The Word that was captured in my heart was  "Be of Good Spirit" , what does that mean to me, well My pastor said it best, he said No matter how hard your life is and no matter what situation you are going through, keep your Spirit High and Your Faith will help you overcome. But if your Spirit is down , you won't even have energy to use your faith and your problems will conquer you. SO I tel you " BE of Good Spirit and have Faith God will bless you and solve your needs. =)

This week my work is celebrating Staff Appreciation week " We are the Icing on their Cake " =D,and we are being showered with sweets.

Monday Short Bread Cookies, with yummy Icing

Kendon Candies 12 Unicorn Pop Multi Color Lollipop, 2-Ounce Units (Pack of 72)

Tuesday A Yummy Colorful Unicorn Candy


Wednesday a Yummy Lunch and the tables were decorated with pastels tablecloths and candy all around and a Flower Cupcake in the center  and for Dessert Sprinkles Cupcakes (I got my Favorite Strawberry)

Thursday : I just came back from our treat of the day  "Ice Cream "

Hope you are all also having a sweet week.. blessing to you and your loved ones..
xoxox Liz

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tanya McDowell Case: NAACP Appoints Lawyer for Connecticut Woman Arrested for Illegally Enrolling Son in School - ABC News

Tanya McDowell Case: NAACP Appoints Lawyer for Connecticut Woman Arrested for Illegally Enrolling Son in School - ABC News

Tanya McDowell, 33, was arrested April 15 and charged with first degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing $15,686 in educational services from Norwalk Public Schools. Her 6-year-old son was enrolled in Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn., from September of last year until January of this year.



All I can say is WOW!!! I personally believe that every child deserves the best education and it is sad that certain School Districts have better schools. If every School provided the same quality education , this wouldn't happen. I don't understand how we are forced to send our kids to schools that are in our neighborhoods and most of the time the quality is not great. This is the Right of every child to have a good education and it should not be a Privilege. I can understand why she did what they are accusing her of doing? She wanted something better for her son.

The Irony is that every day the Rate of Children who are in abusive households rises, the Number of Neglected children increases and here we have a mother who wanted something better for her child and now she is going to be arrested. While Lindsey Lohan makes the legal System look like a Mockery. It is sad to see that the values of our society are all twisted and the people who should be getting a break aren't and the ones who need a reality check just get a pat on the back . This is not just a prosecution of the mother , but also of the Child, he deserved a good school and an education , what difference does it make in what district he was enrolled. Or is the School district upset because that money was spent on this particular African American child? Is that the main reason why they are all upset?
But wait there is more, and this is what leaves me speechless according to another ABC Report,

Convicted rapist Kenneth Pike, of Auburn, N.Y., is expected to undergo a life-saving heart transplant that could cost up to $800,000 -- a price that will be paid courtesy of New York state taxpayers.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/HeartHealth/convicted-rapist-kenneth-pike-line-organ-transplant/story?id=13454565

But this mother is being harrased and fined and many other children out there are being robbed of a good education while a convicted Rapist has the right to receive a Tax payer funded Life saving Transplant.
" WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN THIS?? "

Bumble Bee Heaven - Pillow Pets

Greeting every one, I hope you are all having a blessed week, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend.


We are finally having some nice sun in LA LA Land... and in a couple of Days. It will be my Birthday...YEAH!!!!

Fast Recap:

Saturday: spend the day with nephews and we went to the Central Library my Nephew Loves books and my niece is so egered to learn she is finally embracing books. But before we went to the Library I stopped by Macy's to return an extra MAC nail polish and in the Plaza they have a MR. G's Toy Store. And on the window and almost everywhere they had the new Pillow Pets. My nephew has been eyeing this Orange burst of Joy in the Form of as he calls it a “Bumble Bee" and of course my niece had her eyes on a Pink Puppy. I kept telling her I don't think it’s a Puppy looks like a Bunny it has Extra long ears. But they were convinced that they were correct. So I ended up buying them the new pillow pets, I could not bear seeing my nephew leave without it yet again. This was the 3rd or 4th time they kept ogling them and have been waiting for almost a month, so I had to get them.


My Pillow Pets Pink Cuddly Bunny 18"Pillow Pets - Orange Chenille Butterfly - New Style

Sunday: Church and Quality time with Jesus and we did the runs visiting Family had a BBQ and Easter Hunt it was lots of fun. So I hope you also had a great Weekend


I am also in love with these cuddly little pets and I have one of them on my wish List, to match my nephews Heavenly Orange Bumble Bee. When I asked him what he liked about it so much, he answered, his face. Looks its so HAPPY =D... so even though I thought it was too Loud, he was right , his face can only make you smile and happy when you see it.

My nephew was so Happy, he said he felt like he was in Heaven … (In Bumble Bee Heaven.).While my niece realized that her Pink Puppy was in fact a Pink Bunny.


Shoulder: It's coming along... I am taking it easy and stretching and taking care of it. A bit of pain but I have faith God will heal me.
May the Lord bless you abundantly and may his peace be with you the rest of the week.

xoxoxo Liz

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter

My Church the IURD has this cute picture on their blog and I liked it so much , I wanted to share it wit you guys, As well as My Easter Story I have as you all know nephews and they love Easter mostly because the Easter Bunny and the Candy and yummy Chocolates. So I had to let them know that to us Easter is not about the Easter Bunny and the yummy chocolates and that it has  another meaning to us Jesus lovers. That Easter commemorates Jesus Resurrection and Victory over death. 

My nephew looked at me and said.. "I know.. because Jesus loves us and he went to heaven", and then he paused for a minute and said " But I think Jesus wants us to have chocolates and he made them like bunnies". =D.. So I said yes that may be true, but remember Easter is not about Chocolate bunnies , but about Jesus and the Love he has for us and his Victory, so we will go to church on Sunday with our Sunday's Best and say Thank You to Jesus and then maybe he sends us some Chocolates.

And Jesus sure blessed them in the Easter Basket Dept.  its not even Sunday yet and they already have 4 baskets that are coming their way.

Be blessed and have a wonderful Easter.



Monday, April 18, 2011

MAC Quite Cute Collection Haul

Happy Monday  I went to my Dr. Appointment and as always He keeps telling me to stretch like if that's going to make the pain go away.. I have been experiencing the pain like before and I wasn't able to sleep becuse itis begining to hurt inthe night, but Oh Well Have to do as he says and see what happens.

Now comes the fun stuff I am going to share with you guys my Pictures of My MAC Quite Cute Collection.

I love it and went and almost bought everything. As you can see it is adorable and filled with Pinks and Pastels. I didn't get 4 items, but I am considering getting some of them, just to have the whole collection, but I afraid I might not find them anymore. So Here are the Pictures of all my Goodies, and I purchased all of them with my money.. sort of an early B-day gift to myself  =D


This is the Sakura Mineralized Blush, I love it, specially the little heart in the center, to me it looks like it is packed with Pink Pearl Pigment


and I also purchased  a second blush in the color  Giggly described as a Light pink with pearly plum heart its a (Frost) and  (Limited Edition)


I was not going to, but I ended up purchasing the Cutie Eyeshadow Quad , the colors are described as

Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)


And the Lipsticks.. I adore the colors I purchased three of the four  Listicks

Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Play Time Intense violet (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified) (Permanent)



My Favorite is Candy Yum - Yum it is this Neon Pink.. LOVE IT!!



and I bought 2 of the Nail Polishes in the color
Ice Cream Cake Creamy blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition) and
1 of the Little Girl Type Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (Limited Edition)  but that one still hasn't arrived.





This is how Ice Crean Cake looks, I have Revlon's Star Nail polish As a Top Coat, it is a clear nailpolish with purple and silver glitter. So Cute!


And I also bought three of the 4 Plushglasses

I ♥ U - A Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)
Fashion Fanatic - A Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
Girl ♥ Boy - A Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition) - Favorite







I was waiting for this collection since I heard of it a while back, Also I almost missed it, But I made a quick Dash and Stopped by Bloomingdales near my work and got my little hands on these babies.  Let me know if any of you purchased the other Blush and the mint nail polish, as well as the light lavender lipstick, I would like ot see how they look.
So Hope you all have a great week and enjoy HOLY WEEK... I stopped by Church in the Morning for a quick prayer and letting Jesus know I reported for the day.

Be blessed xoxo Liz


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 21st of Daniel Fast

Hello every one =)  I am back, I am officially done with  my 21 Day Daniel Fast and I can assure you all that it was well worth the time and the sacrifice. My Family has been blessed in the last week I saw things happening that only GOD could do. I praise him and I thank him for the opportunity to grow in his spirit.

And today marks the beginning of Holy Week. My hearts desire would be to be able to go and take my nephews all week to church so they can grasp and understand the true meaning of Easter. 


 Tomorrow I have a Dr. Appointment sadly the pain has slowly returned and I am having shoulder discomfort again. I Ask for prayers and I healing. My body is tired and will need some major rest time to re cooperate. I pray that the Dr. looks out for my well being and that GOD is in that office helping me and the Dr. to see what needs to be done to fix me. 

My brother took my nephews to the beach... and they loved, it.