Happy birthday to my beautiful, kind, loving, joy-filled daughter who turned three-years old today! Although I do not share face pictures of my children online, I thought I would share this one of her yesterday as she dressed up for her birthday. She is getting to be such a big girl!! When I think that […]

It has been a while! I’m sorry I haven’t blogged lately; I have been very busy! I have 90 girls registered for my Vera Bella Arizona Program along with a Virtual Program starting in August and am knee deep in details and organization! My children and Vera Bella are keeping me very active in wonderful […]

I have a vinyl wall art piece in my house that says, “In a world where you can be anything, BE YOURSELF!”  For many people in this world it is a lost truth because they neither know who they are or what they are created for.  For twelve years I have had the privilege of speaking to […]

Meet Celeste. Her name means “Heavenly”. This was a fitting and perfect name for a child born at 22 weeks weighing one pound, one ounce. About a month ago, Corinna began experiencing contractions at 22 weeks in her pregnancy. Her husband Kemi rushed her to the hospital where doctors informed them the baby was coming. […]

Change! I used to hate the idea of change. When I graduated from high school, I cried. When my parents sold the home I grew up in, I begged them not to and when they did, I cried! I used to look at change as a horrible occurrence until I entrusted my life to God. […]

If you had put a People Magazine, US Magazine, Newsweek, or any home design magazine in front of me, I would always choose the home design magazine. As I mentioned in my last blog, I love home decorating! So much so, that I used to draw most of my decorating ideas from pictures I saw in those […]

On January 1, 2013, I sighed a breath of relief that 2012 was over. I’m grateful to be alive and don’t ever want to wish away my days or be so consumed that I don’t live each day to the fullest, but last year was hard. I don’t know how else to say it. Three people […]

“They look like ours,” I said to my husband Doug as I was looking at the small faces pictured online of the beautiful children killed in the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut a few days ago. “They look like our kids.” My heart sank thinking of the parents sitting at home on this night longing for […]

It has been a little over two months since my good friend Angela Faddis passed away. Daily we still hear stories of the affect that Angela has had on so many. She exemplifies what I hope to do in my own life, which is to get myself to Heaven and bring everyone else with me! Angela wasn’t perfect, […]

With my eyes wide open, I laid on the ground next to my grandma’s bed in the guest room when she came for a visit at age 93 (she is now 101 years old). During her visit to Arizona (from Minnesota) she contracted a bad cough. It progressively got worse during the night and so […]