Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The long and winding road

Hello people,

Guess where I'n at? If you guessed, in the middle of Arkansas on our way to Knoxville, you are a winner!  This has been an arduous trip. We packed and loaded the moving van yesterday, and cleaned our apartment. That was so much work to do following chemo. I'm hoping that time will block the memory of this difficult trip. I can honestly say that this journey has been filled with stories for the future. The DISTANT future. I had a very animated exchange and with Woman in an parking lot here in Arkansas. I wasn't the nicest person in response to mental cruelty. It really scared her off when I said " lady, I had chemo yesterday, I have nothing to lose!" In this instance the Chemo card actually actually worked for me! In the future, I hope this can become a funny holiday story a out crazy 'ol mom! Ha ha.

Aside from all that, I am car hopping from the moving van to my daughters car.  I snapped a couple of cool photos of a bridge next to an actual pyramid as we left Arkansas ( good riddance and no offense meant to people who live in AR, I'm just happy to be closer to Knoxville) So, I'm inserting those photos and the welcome to Tennessee photo here:

Also, here is a picture of Sadie. 

She is very sleepy. I bet when we arrive tonight,(we need to stay in Hotel. That will be fun for these pups. 🙉) p I'm sure they will run around and wrestle and burn off a lot of energy, while the humans pass out! Tomorrow is move in day. We will be getting a little town home. I'm hoping this is a very temporary home while we continue to house hunt for our final permanent home in TN. Pray for us please. I'll keep you posted with more can related posts once I get in with my new oncologist and resume treatments. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Leslie's the beautiful life, good bye my old friends

I cannot think of the right words to say, so I filmed a video for you. Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you on this blog, blogging about the beautiful things in life, instead of solely focusing on beauty and fashion. Leslie

Saturday, June 29, 2013

So much to do.

Hello people, You would not believe how busy this week has been! It all started with chemo treatment on Tuesday. That happened in the morning. In the afternoon I threw an overnight bag in the van and took off on a one day road trip with my beloved to Oklahoma City. The devastation in Moore Okla, was a sad sight. I feel so awful for the people there. They lost everything. I've never seen anything like that. Houses completely obliterated next to houses with no damage at all. Spooky looking at it from my safe passenger seat as we whizzed by, unaffected but not unchanged by it. I got to explore the local mall there on Wednesday, and found it to be really nice. That afternoon was our road trip home. It was great to get back home too. This week I have also begun to crochet a lap blanket with bunny yarn. It has big puff balls with a loose thread between each puff. It is purple, green, yellow and white. Very pastel and pretty. I'll have to photo it when it is complete. It's going to be so pretty. Also, I went geochaching with my daughter. For the first trip out, we found the location, but no cache. The location was a beautiful park by lake Lewisville that I never knew was there in the whole 17 years I lived here. It was a great find. So beautiful, and not finding the cache didn't matter because we were enjoying living in that moment so much. Today we went caching again and even found the digital clue of a QR code posted on a sign. Scanning that code gave us a website with a phone number, the number had a funny voice mail with another clue that took us to gps coordinates. That led us to a school and the trail grew cold. But it was the adventure of it that was so much fun! Plus the time spent with my family creating memories. I will always remember spending this day with my daughter and our dogs. ADVENYURE! I guess I will kick back and relax the rest of the weekend. I couldn't let a whole week go by without connecting with YOU though. Thanks for reading my blog. I will do my best to resume filming v-logs next week. Leslie So

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Join me in a coffee adventure.

Hello People, I had such a fun weekend with my family. Fathers day was a great day for a barbeque. We took advantage of the great Texas weather and enjoyed cooking out together. It was a beautiful day. Saturday was a one on one day with my daughter. We spent some time discovering a newly open coffee shop in Flo Mo, and then hit the that and body works big sale. It was great to spend time together like that. I took a few pictures for you and thought you might enjoy checking out the coffee shop with us. The coffee was so so so good. I wish I could share a cup with you and have a chat. I know you would like it too. Until next time, thank you for stopping by, Leslie

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

15 favorites

Hello people, I am really excited to share this video with you. My sweet heart Mo brought my tripod to me on a recent visit to Texas. It makes filming so much easier. I can use my real camera instead of my iphone. Much better quality. This is a video featuring 15 of my favorite things. From household to beauty and clothing. I hope you like it. Thank you for stopping by. Please follow me! Leslie

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tasty and quick mediterenean wrap, plus products I have used to the last drop.

Hello people, Today is a two for one on videos. I've made a copy cat recipe of the wrap I have been paying 5 bucks for from Targets deli. It cost a whole lot less to make it and is so much more fresh. I have also shared a video of the products that I have used all the way up. Most I liked and will buy again. But there was one that wasn't a huge hit. Also, I am still polling to decide if my hair should stay or be shaved. Don't forget to post your opinion. This opinion poll ends Friday May 10th. Then I will either shave it or leave it. For the recipe video{ For the products video: Thanks for stopping by, Hit like, follow, or subscribe, Leslie

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hat organization

Hello people, Hats are the topic today. I have so many hats to cover up my super thin hair and the little bald spot on the crown of my head. My method of organizing them has been to keep them in one of the giant sized VS bags. The problem with this method is that I can't see them all. I have to dig through the bag to find the one I want. This was messy and time consuming. So, in an effort to make things quicker to find and prettier, I bought some s-hooks and started sorting. Check out the video and see how it turned out! I think overall it turned out pretty well. A quick, simply and effective solution to a an irritating problem. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sigma brush cleaning glove

Hello people, I recently bought this product. I was totally prepared to hate on it and give it a bad review, based solely on the fact that it reminds me of the Betty Crocker animated oven mitt that they used in their commercials. Too funny. So, I went in to this review having already made up my mind. Check out the video to see if sigma was able to change my point of view. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What is beauty? What makes us beautiful or feel beautifl?

Hello people, I want to share a video with you that my husband share through facebook. It is a short video on perception. I believe you will be impacted by the message of this short film. All of you are very important to me as friends and family. I hope that be seeing how you see yourself and much softer others see you will make an impact on YOUR beautiful life. My beautiful life is being focused on doing some gentle yoga floor routines at least 15 minutes a day, continuing to add healthy foods to my diet and allow my self to rest more. Also murdering the voice in my head that tells me negative messages. Tells me I am less than, not good enough, pretty enough, strong enough and so much more. I won't really bbe murdering her. I will just be telling her that a more encourag9ing version of her will be taking her place. It will take a while and alot of focused intention to shut the negative voice down as I phase in motivation and positivity. I will be writing in my journal the problem and the underneigth I will be high lighting some steps to work on daily till this more positive voice takes root and become stronger than the negative voice. I will share my journal entry when it is complete, and keep you posted on how this process works. If I need to change by removing or adding things to the plan. Plus you guys matter so much to me. We all go through these sorts of battles. If you have advice for me share it in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. Take a moment to become a subscriber and you'll be up dated each time I post. Thanks for dropping by, Leslie the video can be viewed below

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Charming charlie hat haul

Hello people, Today in an effort to cover my ever decreasing amount of hair, I purchased some new hats for spring. I brought my shopping buddy Sadie with me. She is always super popular in stores. I bought a few hats and a set of new sunnies. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie

Monday, March 25, 2013

March, most used products of the month!!

Hello People, Happy Spring! Can you even believe that the time has changed and Spring is here? Easter is on its way and the weather will soon be warming. The prospect of warmer weather makes my soul sing with joy. It has been a long cold winter. I am fortunate to be living somewhere that I can count on some warmth coming soon. I hope you all are warm and safe. Especially with all the storms that have been happening in the East. In the past month I have had an opportunity to try some products that I hadn't tried before. A few of them have earned the right to be called favorites. So, You'll be hearing more about them in my March favorites video. If you have used these things, let me know what you think about them. If you have never tried them before, give them a shot. They are so worth it! Particularly the soap & glory products. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the video! Leslie

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Doggie diapers....What?

Hello people, I want to share the adventure I am currently on. That is the adventure of having a dog go into heat. Deciding whether to allow her to breed or wait and have her fixed. Also, getting to try out doggie diapers. Fun times! Check out this video to see what is happening in my home. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie

Monday, March 11, 2013

My favorite things for Spring

Hello people! Spring is in the air. The trees are flowering and budding here in Texas. It has been bi-polar with the weather. One day is 80 degrees and gorgeous and the next day is in the 30's and raining. But hope springs eternal, and spring really is just around the corner. We recently had the Spring forward with time. I hope you all faired well with the change and didn't have any stories of showing up at the wrong time for anything. All went well with us here. Today I decided to pull out a few of my favorite items that get much use lately and share them with you. Some are new to me and others are long time favorites that I purchase time and time again. I hope you enjoy and find something you'd like to try out in this video! Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and please take a moment to hit like, subscribe or follow, Thanks for stopping by, Leslie

Monday, February 25, 2013

Are you a spectator, or a participant? Biggest Loser/amazing race

Hello People! I am hoping this post doesn't find you snowed in where you are. It has been quite mild here in Tx. That is great for me!! I've been spending my time doing all sorts of stuff that keeps me busy and keeps me going. Right now I have been focused on finding work, which I have done. I start tomorrow as a matter of fact. This has been a goal I've been working on for 3 months. I thought it would be so simple to find a job. Not so at all. It is work to find work. My other goals are eating a continuously healthy, portion controlled amount of food. As well as being more active. I am still working on the active part, but it is getting better. My poor Sadie has been taken on so many little walks. But I feel good just having bursts of activity. As it is becoming more warm, I am moving outside more. But let me encourage you. What ever goal or dream you have, just start it today. Figure out the little steps it takes to achieve your big dream and take those baby steps. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and You can do it! You can make your life The Beautiful life you want. Thanks for stopping by, and now a video message from me, Leslie

Monday, February 18, 2013

Snacks for dinner?

Hello people!!! Here are some ideas for dinner that make it more fun. You get to eat a lot of different things. It feels like you are having party food for dinner@ Also a bit of a lower cal version of banana split without all the calories. Chocolate craving....conquered. Hahahah! Thanks for stopping by, Leslie

Friday, February 15, 2013

40 things that I love tag.

hello people! Here is a little tag that originated with Haley Cairo at Bellamae09. She can be found on all the social media. Her youtube is so adorable and fun! You should definitely check her out. I challenge you to continue her tag of the 40 things I love. I'd love to see your video responses to this either posted below here or on my youtube channel. Looking forward to seeing what you all love! Leslie

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The mystery of the mystery dog... Solved!

Hello people, Do you remember a few weeks ago me telling you about a dog I could hear crying and couldn't figure out if it was from upstairs or next door? I did a video on it. That you can see Here: Well, since that time I have discovered the my neighbors have a dachshund. His name is Rico. They call him Pit bull as a nickname. Not because he's mean, but because he is kind of a wimp and they think it's funny. He is sort of a "cry baby" they say. He cries when they leave the room. But he especially cries when they leave him for any length of time at all. Mystery solved! He is the dog I hear crying. Not neglected or abused, just suffering from separation anxiety. I know Sadie cries when I leave her in her kennel sometimes. So, the beautiful thing that has come out of this mystery has been Sadie and Rico have become friends. They hang out together sometimes when they see each other outside. We have even talked about having play dates. So, today my neighbors brought Rico over to play with Sadie They are having a blast. You will see how playful they are together in this video. Now that they have worn each other out puppy wrestling, they are each chewing a bone contentedly under my kitchen table. It is all so very cute. I'm glad they have met. I hope that they become and stay good friends. While they get to know one another, I am being blessed with getting to know Rico's human family too! It really is a beautiful life. Here is the video of Rico and Sadie playing together: Thanks for stopping by, Be sure to hit subscribe or follow, Leslie

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Escape coffee shop, north Texas coffee shop tour

Hello people, It is a beautiful day here in the DFW area. The sun is shining, and the birds are singing. There is a feeling of Spring in the air. It is the perfect day to get outside. So Sadie and I have been taking longer walks than usual, and exploring our apartment complex more. There is so much more to this place than I had realized. We checked out the play area and the pool area. Met some neighbors who live right next door. They also have a doxi. His nickname is PITBULL? Mwahahahaha. Funny name for a doxi. He was super friendly to Sadie. That makes him a good dog in my book. We also explored beyond our neighborhood a bit. Eric (my son) and I went to a coffee shop to check it out. It seems the whole world is flooded with Starbucks. Not a bad place, but sometimes you just want something less corporate. More, neighborhoodish. So we did a search on good ol google. There were 20 starbucks near us and only 4 other coffee shops. One of them was Denny's. I wouldn't really consider that to be a coffee shop, but what evs. Well anyway, we went to check out this place called Escape. It turned out to be a great find! Check it out in the video below. Thanks for stopping by, Don't forget to like or subscribe!!! Leslie

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Snow in Dallas.

Hello people,\ Is it nice weather where you are? It snowed here in Dallas last night. About 2 inches. The snow was all melted by the time I left chemo at 2 today. It is still pretty cold outside. Sadie was so excited to see the snow. She loves to eat snow, because she is teething. I think it feels good eating the cold snow. It was fun to see you pouncing the snow. She was so so happy. I filmed some random footage of things that I did through out the day. Let me know what you've been up to. Leslie No comments: Links to this post

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy 2013! Update on how it is going living in Texas, and things you could keep me in prayer for.

Hi People, Did everyone have a great Christmas and new year celebration? I had a nice long visit with my family in Colorado. It was great to see them all. I am pretty happy to be back here in Texas. The weather is beautiful here today. I am taking a lot of moments to take it easy. Tuesday was my big chemo day. I can really feel the effects of it today. Deep in my bones, it just pulses with pain. I have a deep throbbing ache in my lungs. It is heck of a lot better here than it was in the deep freeze of Colorado. That cold air can mess ya up! Any way, I am glad to be home. It will be great to get back to a schedule and routine. Here is my first video of "13. Thank you for stopping by and for viewing it. Leslie