In It To Win It!

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I love to sing. My husband knows this. That’s why he sent me the top Golden Buzzer winners on America’s/Britain’s got talent on YouTube.

I watched the sweetest little girl, I believe her name is Angelica Hail or something. She sang with an amazing professional adult sounding voice and when she finished her song and Howie Mandel asked her if she was.. “In it..” and she finished his sentence and says “to win it!”

..Something like that, but the point is that my husband knows me so well and I heard her sing a beautiful cover song that she had improved upon with her own unique sound and it just poured tea in my cup!

I was so excited thinking about what songs I could remake. I could let people know my favorites and why I like them. Honestly, I have so many ideas you’ll have to come back to keep me on track; )

I’m a go with the flow type, and I’m not one to make promises that I have no intention on keeping. I keep to myself. I help when needed and I go for the goals! The only lord I would ever follow already has a ring and I ate the pesky pea under the mattress. I love finding solutions to everyday issues and finding the kindest way to do anything and everything, but I’m no push over. You poke the bear… expect it to roll over easily and snore ’cause I’m only starting this to improve lives and if trouble is to be had, yee must move yonder! Fore, he who go to bed with itchy butt, wake up with stinky finger! …and! “Ain’t nobody got no time fo dat!”

Seriously though, don’t waste my time and we’re cool… 😎

(Psst! We’re totes cool either way!)

I’m from all over the United States and I watched a lot of TV and movies growing up so I bring a wide range of humor to my ramblings.


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Small Victories in Rio Verde Foothills- Arizona

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I have lived in Northern Scottsdale on and off since 2002. I’ve lost count how many times, actually. Aside from one winter spent in Palm Desert, California, Scottsdale has been my go-to winter location because my family owns property there.

However, this snow season, sitting under the Arizona sun was brought on for a new reason. Not just to evade the lower temperatures (though it is a major plus). This years reason is one that no one plans for. My father has just finished cancer treatments of radiation and chemotherapy for a cancerous growth near his tongue. I wasn’t extremely involved in the decision making process, but of course I had my own ideas of how I thought intense chemo might go for him. I’ve even worked as a Unit Secretary in an Emergency Room. I had scene enough to prepare me, but no amount of knowledge or prep can keep your insides from voicing your own opinion, secretly telling yourself everything you want to hear about how you would do it if it was you, wondering how you can help without causing more work. Hoping you actually have a positive effect on the situation. Pushing through the fatigue because there is no one else for the job. A sense of carrying on as so much changes in hopes to hold on to some sense of personal normalcy.

If I heard my mother correctly, my dad stopped eating January 9. His throat was so severely damaged from his treatments that it disabled his throat muscles completely. He is doing special motions that his speech therapist taught him to try and build the muscles back up.

It is now March 10 and I am happy to report that my dad had his first bite of food in however many days that is!

Here’s to the small victories!!

Have an amazing night!


Are You In Your Prime?

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Amazon Prime keeps my world goin’ ’round.

I use the Subscribe and Save section every month, making sure to subscribe to at least five products so that I can save even more money.

‘Cause… I’m trying to minimize and simplify in all aspects of my life, at all times.

So by buying in bulk, only getting the delivery once a month, and not having to drive all over town going to different stores. It’s a win-win for me. Now I have more time to take the kids to parks, meditate, learn something new together, use the yoga trapeze (that I ordered from Amazon), go on bike rides, hikes, create an original piece of jewelry, or expand my world in some other good for the planet way.

The possibilities ARE endless!


See you on the flip side!
– of my yoga trapeze ; )



Filipino Inspired Sweet Cheese Rolls 

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Aka: Ensaymada



  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 2/3 cup Warm Water
  • 3 3/4 cups All-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup Sugar of choice (I used organic cane sugar)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Evaporated milk or any milk substitute 
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted butter, softened


  • 8 oz. Cold Cream Cheese (sliced)


  • 1 stick of softened and creamed butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar


(Sometimes I like to take’er easy and throw all of the ingredients for the dough in my bread maker on the dough setting, but ultimately it’s users choice : )

Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup of water. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl with dough hook, place sifted all-purpose flour, sugar and salt. Mix at low speed until incorporated.

Add the dissolved yeast, remaining water, eggs and evaporated milk. Mix for 2 minutes at low speed then mix at medium speed for approximately 4 minutes.

Add unsalted butter and continue mixing until gluten is slightly developed. 

Transfer the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic.

Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes at room temperature.

Punch down the dough and divide it into pieces weighing 60 grams each.

Let the dough rest for 15 minutes then cover with plastic sheet to prevent from drying.

Roll out the pieces thinly into 8″x5″ rectangles. Brush surface with butter.

Roll into a long rod and twirl into shape, locking ends to seal.

Place each piece on a greased or baking mat lined baking sheet .

Let the dough rise until it doubles in size. (Approximately 1 1/2 hours at room temperature)

Bake for 17 minutes at 325 F or until golden in colour.

Let the bread cool then remove it from baking sheet. 

Brush the top of each ensaymada with creamed butter and sugar.


The Crystal Movie – By Spirit Science

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Now, at first glance, you might be thinking… “Crystals?”, but don’t pre-judge anything before you check out this wonderfully informative video on crystals and how they can benefit many aspects of your life.

I am currently testing out all of the things they discuss in this short movie and I’ll let you know after a little more time how it’s going. (Honestly, so far so cool!)

I started using crystals just a few weeks ago because I stumbled upon great information that stated how beneficial they are to add to ones life. Crystal information seemed to be popping out everywhere. I’ve been making it a point to pay more attention to syncranicities that happen around me.

My sister was on the crystal train already and doing her own in-depth research which has proved to be very rewarding to her life.

Enjoy this easy to digest video!

Do you own any crystals?

I’ve heard that crystals go where they are needed.

Tell us a story of how you came to hold your crystals.

Looking forward to your comments!

– Holly


Review Goals Regularly 

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I’ve been saying, for a few years now, that “This is the year! This is when all of our hard work rewards us with our goals!”

But the truth is, I know better.

As much as I want to be able to dictate when and where success will come, I know that luxury doesn’t happen on demand. 

I dream of being on my future-farm, able to sit in my office and get a few hours of un-interrupted writing done during daylight hours. That’s just not in the cards every day and that’s ok. Everyone deserves positive attention and guidance and I’m there for my children in that way. 

Since the new year, I have been practicing many new practices. One of which is learning how to manifest things using the power of positive thinking and using high vibrational frequencies to see if goals can be reached sooner. I’ll write more on this later, as today I’m just revisiting how well these manifesting practices are affecting my current life and situation. I will write whether or not they work at a later date. 

So, as much as I want to be an accomplished blogger, I recognize and realize that I will design, write blog posts, and books as much as I can until it opens up to do so more often.

After all, I am working on enjoying my children’s childhood, too! 

So, I am currently renouncing my stubborn ways and deciding to appreciate every moment I do get to work on what I want, when I want because, after all, that is my ultimate goal. To be able to do whatever I want when I want and I want that for everyone (as long as what you want does no harm to anyone or anything: )

Don’t worry! That usually means that I want to help those around me in any way I can without a negative impact. 

My children might interrupt me every few minutes on some days, but as they get older, they interrupt less and less, and I can sense and see that they really are doing well and becoming wonderful little human beings. 

We all enjoy excitedly talking about the entire family’s goals before bed each night and the family’s goals are great to discuss with the whole family, not just mom and dad deciding for the entire family, though there are times that is necessary, but not when you’re talking about goals. 

To let everyone speak up a bit about what they’re excited about in life is how we all start to connect or re-connect and connections are important your whole life, so why not cultivate an amazing relationship with your children from the start. 

Don’t get me wrong, bedtime still takes me way too long with three kids when I’m going solo, but the harder I have to work at life by myself, I get this sense that it’s adding something to a metaphorical piggy bank that will pay back in the future. 

That’s all for now. Have an awesome day!