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More good stuff in 2017

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The year 2016 did not quite live up to the “sweet sixteen” that many had hoped.  We can always remember the negative so much easier than the positive. Every year brings it own set of blessings and challenges. This is what we call life. We must live it to the fullest. Let’s make a promise to each other to love more, laugh more, forgive more, grow more, and trust God more. I am starting 2017 with open eyes and an open heart.

Love and God bless to you all!

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This past weekend…

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Oh how I miss the past weekend and, yet, long for the coming weekend. I thoroughly enjoy the time spent with my family.  I am working to focus on the really important things in life, like family, good health, and a strong relationship with God. When I consider these things, I realize how blessed I really am. Then all of the inconveniences, disappointments, or plans that just don’t quite work out seem insignificant. So on Wednesday, I will fondly remember this past weekend and look forward to the one coming. Here are some pictures from that weekend. Enjoy. Have a “marvalous” rest of the week!

 

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Fancy new hair cut on Friday!

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Watching Ted and the boys pass the football in the front yard on Saturday.

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Sunday, in the kitchen making meals for the family. Dinner was fresh steamed broccoli, shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta, and for sandwiches later I made tuna fish salad. It was all delicious!

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My new favorite picture of my hubby and I ready to leave for church. Who left the power cord plugged into the wall?

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These are my favorite Vince Camuto shoes from  a few seasons ago. Love them!

What I’m Excited About

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The past few weeks have been full of work and a lot of fun. There are some things lately that I am really excited about and have enjoyed tremendously.

5. Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara – It will make you look like you have on false lashes!

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4. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – It smells delicious and the Fiery (red) is a vibrant and beautiful color.

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3. Fruit Smoothies – I have been preparing these at home with bags of fresh fruit that I freeze so that they will be ready to blend every morning. I blend it with coconut water, apple juice, whey protein, spinach, a drop of lemon juice, and my bag of fruit. Healthy and delicious! (Thank to the Real Ladies of Lakeridge below for getting me started on the smoothies!)

 

2. Diner en Blanc Dallas – It is one of the most fabulous night of the year in Dallas. You get dressed up in white, pack your dinner, table, chairs, and are bused to a secret location to party the night away with at least 2000 other people.  If you have not heard about this, please, check it out on Facebook. There are many other cities that host these events, like New Orleans, Altanta, Paris, etc. It will certainly fascinate you. There is no experience like it. I love it!

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We are dressed in white and ready to go.

 

1. The Real Ladies of Lakeridge – These ladies are new friends of mine and neighbors. We share the love of good health, fitness, healthy eating, and having a great time together. Our walks are filled with great conversation and laughter. These ladies are so much more to me than a walking group. We encourage each other with activities to promote good health, support philanthropic events together, socialize, pray for and spiritually encourage each other. These ladies are more like sisters and a blessing in my life.

 

These are some of the things and people that I am excited about lately.  What about you? It doesn’t have to be a big event to get excited. Blessed is the person who finds joy in the small things in life. When you do, it makes the big events even more spectacular. God Bless! Have a marvalous weekend.

 

 

 

Missed you!

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I am back from a very long absence of blogging. There have been major events in our family and my work that required my time and attention. My blog, Everyday Marvalous, is my passion and creative outlet. This is a great opportunity for me to share that things that I love and enjoy, gives me a voice beyond my social circle, and hopefully encourages others to live a life of love and fulfillment. I have also missed you, too. I appreciate all of the kind words and thoughtful feedback that you have given me. I am so grateful and feel so blessed.

This morning, I want to share one of my favorite Psalms with you. I have incorporated this into my daily prayer. I hope it blesses you, as it has me.

XOXO

Marva

 

Psalm 150 (NIV)

Praise the Lord.

  Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.

Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.