Nothing But Blooms…

I planted these roses back in April, they took about 9-10 weeks to yield its first rose but they’ve been blooming all Summer and continue to produce beautiful blooms… water and care for anything and it will grow and bloom! Happy Friday 💋

Orchids, Hibiscus, Elephant Ears & Roses; Oh My!
Close Up!

Mommy Life Isn’t For Everyone…

Some women really struggle with being present and involved; doesn’t mean they don’t love their children, they just love themselves and their desires more….. As a woman deciding to have children, you have to decide what you’re willing to sacrifice to be the best mother you can possibly be. The child hasn’t requested to be born, in most cases, women are trying everything they can to conceive children they fully intend to be absentee for… insane! The neglect usually stems from the deterioration of the relationship amongst the parents, then it’s revealed the interest was mainly in the man, not the child. Once he’s gone, so is her interest and commitment to the child. We’re not talking financial stuff but there is a difference made in what is done for the child, like transportation and involvement in their day to day activities, in some cases the child doesn’t even live under their mother’s roof because they are not the primary caregiver and so that responsibility is pressed upon a grandparent, aunt or cousin. Although you will need the assistance of friends and family, it’s not their responsibility to care for, feed and transport your child while you are absent without good reason. If you work, go to school, run a business all week and have limited time with your children, the weekends should have at least a day dedicated to them. The time as children is short but the impact of absent mothers can impact us for a lifetime, raise whole children so you won’t have to deal with the consequences of broken adults.

Money Monday

I’m Going To Be Totally Transparent Today, A Little Over 2 Years Ago My Husband & I Had To File For Bankruptcy. Due To Illness, Pregnancy & Loss Of Income, It Was The Best Decision To Get Back On Track. I Decided Then I’d Never Be So Careless With My Debt Again, We Had Almost $50k In Credit Card Debt That Had Been Established & Maintained Over A Decade. We Have Been Working Diligently To Reestablish Credit Worthiness & It’s Been An Amazing Journey Learning To Utilize Money & Credit As The Tools They Are. My Goal Is To Have A Minimum 700 FICO By October 2021 & A 850 By October 2022, I’m Just About There For 2021, To Commemorate Our Two Years And A Day Discharge. It’s Been A Life Changing Experience & I’m Grateful To Have A Husband Whose Goals Have Always Aligned With Mine, We’ve Added Each Other To Our Credit Lines & We’re Just About At Our Short Term Goals. I’ll Be Sure To Post More About This, As I Believe Knowledge Is Power & Necessary To Make Any Lifestyle Changes…. Stay Focused, Leverage Your Cash Into Credit & Assets (Appreciating); Not Cars, Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Nor Travel (Depreciating), Stellar Credit! I Assure You The Rewards Are Unmatched!

Have An Amazing Labor Day, Making Sure Everything You Touch Is Laboring & Bearing Fruit At All Times… Very Well!

The Calm….

Enjoying Breakfast On My Deck Looking At My Roses & Gardenias Blooming, Living A Life I Don’t Need To Escape From Has Been The Greatest Blessing! My Daughter Will Be 18 Tomorrow & Graduating High School With Honors On Tuesday… Life Is Generous & I’m Grateful Beyond Measure

Memorial Day Fun

Family Visiting For My Oldest Daughter’s 18th Birthday & High School Graduation 🙈 I’m Not Ready! We Had A Good Time Last Weekend & Preparation Is Underway For This & Next Weekend… Happy Friday!

Nursery Visit & Yard Work

Texas has had some pretty unusual weather; it’s been extremely wet and rainy not to mention the snow we had earlier this year… So, we went to the nursery to replace our shrubs that were damaged and it was an awesome place, so much so I went two days in a row and thinking of heading back today 😌 check out what we got below and the before and after of the front yard, thanks for looking!

Nursery Visit Day 1
Prep Work
Placing & Spacing
Time Lapse

Mother’s Day Weekend 2021

Blessed! I Enjoyed My Weekend Immensely, Lobe Was Definitely Showered On Me… The Verzuz Battle Between SWV & Xscape Was Epic #TeamSWV I Had My Surf & Turf At My Desk While Working On Our Taxes (Deadline Swiftly Approaching *bites nails*). Sunday Was So Relaxing & Featured So Many Goodies!! Kitchen Decor, Closet Decor, Self Care, Fitness…. What A Blessing To Be Adored & Adorned By My Husband & Kids, There’s Not Enough Gratitude To Express These Feelings & Priceless Memories XoXo #TeamWoods