Hello September!

YAY! It’s finally September!!!

Can you tell that I’m excited? Yesterday I was running an errand at Target and noticed all there Halloween stuff in the dollar section.

There was so much cute stuff I had to stop myself from getting overboard. I even got accepted for a Target credit card!! So I have to control myself from completely losing it at Target lol.

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I got some window sticker to decorate my office and home. Today since it is the first day of September I decided to celebrate Halloween a month early. So far a few of my co-workers saw what I created and loved it.

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Nothing makes me happier than decorating, it gives me a reason to use all my FIDM skills.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Thursday. Just remember one more day til the weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erika

Celebrating Birthday’s

Good Morning Good Looking!

Yesterday I spent the day celebrating my loves birthday. We started the celebration this weekend since his birthday fell on Labor Day. But since I had to work on Monday I went in early so I could be able to afternoon together.

We had dinner at (enter here) and then went to get massages. When the night was almost over I surprised him with his favorite Red Velvet cupcakes and Napoleon dulce de leche.


When looking for the best delicious Red Velvet cupcake my niece and nephew recommended Porto’s. My boyfriend and I were anything but disappointed. They were so delicious! For the price and long ass line I had to wait, it was worth it. I highly recommend that if you have a sweet tooth or are craving a really good sandwich to check it out.

They are food and treats are affordable. But be careful what time and day you decide to go because on holidays like labor day they are PACKED.


Personally I love birthdays whether they are my own or others. I love going out of my way to buy something that will make them happy or feel loved. Every year I make sure to send an amazing loving text to close friends reminding them how special they are to me. I remind them how grateful I am, that they born and that I get another year to celebrate with them.

So if you are a September baby I hope that on your day you feel special. That you know that you mean the world to someone.

My Book Club

As you get older you meet more and more people who can contribute so much knowledge in your life. For some reason my whole life I was always drawn to having older friends. And no it wasn’t for the alcohol. I always felt like they had just advice and wise words for me as I grew. I was so fortunate to have even aunts, family friends and even a mom who wanted to make sure that I didn’t make the same mistakes that they did. They gave me the best childhood ever.

Because of that I never wasn’t the most popular person at school. I knew that getting drunk at parties and having sex in high school wasn’t ever going to get me anywhere. So I focused on my studies and was active in school clubs. I’m not saying that you can’t have the best of both worlds but that was never MY scene.

When I moved in with my cousin, I got to meet these amazing people. My family that live in Long Beach introduced me to this amazing person named Crystal Lynn. She can light up any room with not only her smile but her kind heart. I met her on first Fridays, which is where her Zen Relaxation studio was located. She reads tarot cards, guides meditations and does spiritual guidance.

It was after talking to her about personal growth that she recommended me this book called, The Power of Now. Once I read the reviews on how much people liked the book, I knew that I just had to buy it.

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 Editorial Reviews from Barnes and Noble

Common Ground
This is not just another candy-ass elementary level celestine prophetic conversation supposedly with God clone. It is fresh, revealing, current, new inspiration. Power of Now is written from a depth of a person who has considered suicide, gone through his dark night of the soul and has come out the other side into his very personal and ecstatic enlightenment. If you are considering getting back in touch with your soul this book is a great companion.

New Age Books
Now and then, time cultivates these perfect jewels. You find one and think nothing better is possible. Such is The Power of Now. A regular customer at our store, and student of Chi Gong said, “It not only synthesizes everything I’ve delved into, but it does it so clearly and simply.” Many customers report back literally “thrilled” to have come across the book.

If you are interested in joining me, I’ll be reading the first and second chapter. On Thursday I’ll report my thoughts on both chapters. Can’t wait to start reading!!

Falling into a healthy habit.

When I moved out of High Desert I thought living on my own would be easy. I knew all the basics to get me by. But as I moved from place to place I started to picking up bad habits. I began to eat out more, even though I knew I had food at home. My addiction to fast food became so much of a problem that I would think of excuses to go and buy it. What also didn’t help was that I wasn’t making anything from scratch. All the food I would buy from the grocery store would be frozen or pre-made.

When I finally got my current job at American Apparel I started to feel the toll my body was taking. I began getting sick all the time from not only what I was putting in my body but stress too.

Once I began dating and meeting new people, I picked up great ways to get rid of my bad habits. I feel that having a support group is extremely important no matter what unhealthy habit you have. My support was my boyfriend, he was always strict with me. I had to completely lower my in-take on fast food and junk food. That alone was so hard but the way that I got through it was by researching healthy snacks and foods to try. I fell in love with Whole Foods so much that I just wanted to buy everything.

After falling in love with different types of foods I began cooking from scratch. I began throwing in veggies and fruits into my diet. Before you know it I looked forward to cooking and feeling satisfied that other people liked it as well.

Another habit I began to incorporate into my life was taking care of my skin. I started taking hair, nail and skin vitamins and even a probiotic. The difference I saw was pretty amazing! My breakouts were almost gone and with the probiotic I took I saw a difference in my scarring. Now I’m not saying that this works for everyone but it is definitely a good idea to start cleansing your body from the inside out.

Nature Made Hair, Skin, Nails with Biotin Softgel 2500 mcg, 60 Count (Target) and Nutrition Now PB 8, Probiotic Acidophilus 120 capsules (Spourt or Amazon).

So my new challenge for the month of September is to start meditating and doing yoga. I’m doing this not only to help manage my stress but to have a fun way of working out. I hope this inspires you to make small changes in your life so you can live a healthier lifestyle. Feel free to share what you kind of small changes you make.

Love,

Erika