7 Habits of Highly Effective People

I like to read but I don’t think I would consider myself a bookworm…I wish… Bookworm art lady

I also enjoy audio books because it’s still entertaining and I can work on my to-do list while listening to it. Brian and I just started listening to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. book habits

This is my very first self-help book and so far, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I find myself inspired to learn and it motivates me to be a better person. The book is intriguing because it “ignores the trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity.” To sum it up:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

I think sometimes we get so caught up with “everything” in our busy world then, we get to a point when “everything” seem to be so mundane. We lose our motivation and we start to ask ourselves, “What’s the point?” or we even start comparing ourselves to others. Here’s a quote by Mr. Theodore Roosevelt that is so simple yet so powerful to me: comparison theif of joy

Everyone has their own story, their own pace and their own direction. Some might find themselves still in school while everybody else has graduated already. Some might still be single while everybody else on Facebook is either engaged or married to their true love. Everyone also has their own definition of success. You might consider getting your Masters degree or excelling in your career as a sign of success. While others might consider having a family or being a mom as their calling in life. All I know is, There is no one way to this journey we call life. As long as you’re doing your best and have the desire to reach your highest potential, then I think you’re doing mighty fine, my friend.

Anyway, my thoughts are quite jumbled right now probably because it’s my bed time but I sure hope that you will consider reading or listening to this book. And remember, love yourself


Adventure is Out There

Hahahhaha! I’m totally guilty of this sometimes. Have you ever done this before?

Sometimes I have to remind myself this. I need to challenge myself to GO OUT more often.

Also, I thought this might be applicable to some of us haha



Tissue Paper Wreath

Welcome to our front door!

I’ve been meaning to make a wreath for our front door for over a year & I finally did it. I didn’t want to spend any mula so, I used stuff that I already owned. Btw, remember my Chevron Welcome Mat?

1) Cut a cardboard box into a doughnut shape.


2) Cut a bunch of tissue paper into circles. Crumble it up. Use glue gun to attach tissue paper all over the cardboard.


PS: I made some flowers at the bottom by dotting the middle with Sharpie.

Well, I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!

How Amazing Life Is!

It’s officially November!

♫♪‘Tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la fa la la la ♫♪

Such a beautiful day in Florida today. Definitely a great way to start this month.

What I’m grateful for today:

1) Having breakfast in bed with my husband this morning

2) Being able to pack him lunch. (I know it’s weird but I honestly enjoy it)

3) Ability to vote… well at least my husband. I still have to work on that citizenship thing.


4) Working at home. It was a little bit of a culture shock at first but I actually rather enjoy it now (the hubby enjoys a clean house too).

Lastly, I highly suggest doing this today…

What are you grateful for?

Stay Within the Lines

I had the privilege of teaching the lesson today at church. I love it when the lesson doesn’t necessarily follow your lesson plan & the Spirit just takes over the discussion. Today, I want to share this video not only to young men but to all of our youth.

Use your V.I.R.T.U.E.

V– Visit place where the Holy Ghost is strong. View material that invites the spirit and brings true happiness.

I– Be informed about the people you date or spend time with. Be informed about the materials you read, watch, or listen to.

R– Respect yourself & others. Respect the covenants you’ve made & will make in the temple.

T– Be true to your standards.

U– Use the OFF button!

E– Be modest with your eyes & ears.

“Do not make your mind a dumping ground for other people’s garbage”.– Ezra Taft Benson

Now, off to spend some quality time with my hubby on this lazy Sunday afternoon ❤

Giddy in Art

Today, I indulged myself with some craft shopping at Michaels & Target. I almost feel like I’m back to my old artsy self. Yay, I’m so giddy!!!

I have a couple of projects planned out. I will try my best to blog my creative comeback.

I LOVE oil pastels. I can’t wait to go to the beach, be inspired & just color away. My new obsession: washi tape. Living in a condo for over a year & not being able to paint our white blank walls… it drives me crrrrazzzzyy! Now, I have found a solution! I can’t wait to show you what I’ve got in mind. After working on our “welcome mat”, I want to see if spray paint would be easier & faster. 

Anyway, have a glorious weekend!