Thursday, March 17, 2016

I'm a Lucky Girl!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! This day is somewhat meant for luck so I am dedicating this post to ME! Why? Well, I feel that I am the luckiest person in the world to be married to my guy. I mean this guy puts up with me in every aspect of life and that's not always the easiest thing to do. I am a head-on type person, so I like things a certain way and I really do go by the rule book. So if the book says not to paint over the blue wall with red paint, guess what, I'm leaving the wall blue. Crazy analogy but I think you get my drift. Every wife should feel this lucky

We have some good and bad days. But hey who doesn't. He lets me have my space and I let him have his (sometimes, depending on how I'm feeling). He really goes out his way to do for me and our son and that means a lot. I've had a couple of people telling me that they don't think he should do this and that. My response to that is, if I don't tell you how to run your household and marriage, please don't come and tell me how to control mine. Your marriage is not perfect, so we will just leave it right there. Yes, people have tried it. It didn't work but hey. Any who...

The days that are hard are only the days that the devil wants to come in and tear us apart. Well, it doesn't last long because our main goal is to not go to bed angry because you never know when that is your last time. He makes it a point to tell me he loves me every day. Many take those words lightly but I don't. Life is not easy nor is marriage, but I wouldn't have it not other way. We learn together. We're growing together. We pray together. We are building an empire together. We worship together. We cry together (and yes real men cry). We have fun with each other. We motivate each other. We inspire each other. We encourage each other. We have dates. We uplift each other. As a couple, we do things together as we should and it's so inspiring to us. He keeps me grounded. I am truly blessed to have him as my husband and by my side each day. 

So with that being said, I am lucky to Mrs. La Costa Denise Gaston! 

Until next time, 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Spring Forward your Clocks!

Oh no! We are about to spring ahead in time. Yep! That means we are about to lose an sad! I need my hour! There's a lot I can do in that allotted time frame. Oh who am I kidding, there are not enough hours in a days time to complete my to-do 

But yes, this Sunday (03.13.16), please set your clocks an hour ahead in time. We are about to SPRING FORWARD! 

The only good thing about this is longer day hours, I guess. 

Sundresses, flip flops, and beaches, here we come!! 

Until next time, 

Spring Cleaning Your House & Marriage!

The birds are starting to chirp. The flowers are starting to bloom. The days are starting to be a little longer. I can hear spring calling us all. That's right, spring is almost here. The first day of spring is Sunday, March 20, 2016. That's only 10 days from today. So we all know what that means? Yep, you said it, time for SPRING CLEANING! That's right, it is time to get your house clean and in order. It's also time to clean out your marriage (but in a good way). Let's all get ready to dust, mop, wash, bring out the bright colors, arrange a few furniture pieces, and introduce new and exciting things in the marriage. When we hear the words "spring cleaning", we automatically think of cleaning the house from top to bottom. Well, you can sorta do that in your marriage. You know, out with the old and in with the new right? Let's see where this is going.

When was the last time you all went on a date? Yeah, that long ago huh? Pull out that calendar and schedule a date. Fill in the empty space on the calendar that is just waiting for something to be put on there. Hey, you remember that black lace lingerie that you got maybe as a gift or you just wanted it, but it's been in your drawer collecting dust. Yep, that one. Take it out. Dust it out. Clean it up and PUT IT ON! One more thing. You know how that communication level has been locked in a box in the back of your mind because you both think on something negative that the other person is going to say about it, well, open it up and COMMUNICATE! Communication is very important in any type of relationship. If you don't have it, then how can you even call it a relationship, yet along a marriage. This is your spouse. This is your life long partner. This is the person that has seen your ups and downs and is still there with you. You two should be able to communicate with each other about anything.

Then, of course, there is the The clutter that you made during the fall and winter seasons, well, it's time to put those up in storage, and open the windows for a nice fresh crisp breeze to flow in and out your home. Take some bright colors and highlight each room with one. A little color goes a long way. Organize. Paint. Deodorize. Feel the breeze. Declutter for the spring. You will feel so much better.  There is nothing better than a clean, fresh home and a clean start to your marriage again! 

Allow the love birds to start chirping again in your marriage and in your home!!! 

 Until next time, 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Our Voice Counts!

Well, ladies, today is SUPER TUESDAY. What does that mean? Today is the day many states go out and vote! This is the primary season for the upcoming Presidential race. Today also represents the Presidential candidates first feel of how the national election is going to take place. It usually propels the candidates for their party's nomination. So overall, today is a big day across the United States of America. We have heard the debates. We have heard the commercials. Some of us have even seen some of the candidates, face to face. So, we have to go out and make a difference. There are many delegates that are running for an opportunity to represent your district for the Presidential candidate. 

If you know of someone that doesn't have transportation to and from the polls, allow them to commute with you. 

If you know someone that isn't registered to vote, take them to the necessary location for them to get registered. They may not be able to participate in the voting today, but they can when the it comes up again. 

A lot of municipalities have many candidates that are running for local offices, please support them and vote for the right person. The local helps the state. The state helps the national. It's a cause and effect type thing. Never feel as your voice doesn't mean anything. Voting is so easy to do now but it has always been like that. It was a struggle to even be thought of to vote. This is as simple as GO & DO IT!! Don't allow anything nor anyone to get in your way and stopping you from voting.