Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from Houston, Texas!

Friends….bloggers! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. It was a beautiful day here in Houston. The weather was nice and inviting.

We have been a busy group with work and school. My husband is in the process of launching his company called Mancave Toyz. We participated in a vendor event in early December, and had many orders placed for many different things. But the biggest hit this holiday season was the “beer cap opener/catcher”. Here is a sample of what it looks like. What do you think?

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We were also featured in CultureMap Houston this past week. Take a look at all the other cool things that were featured too.

Well, that is all for tonight.

From my family to yours….Merry Christmas.

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Cheers,

jRose

Life after the #21EarlyDays

I haven’t been waking up at 4:30a or 5:30a, but at 6a. which I think is pretty good considering I LOVE to SLEEP! Zzzzz The past few days of sleeping past 4:30a is pretty nice. My alarm still goes off at 4:30a, I hit the off button and fall right back to sleep. I haven’t been to bed early since last Tuesday, but last night I did lay down at 9p. My body was telling me to slow down and relax. It’s been a rough week…no a busy week. A little stressful, but overall it was handled with care and ease.

This morning I have swept my house, did a load of laundry and cleaned the bathrooms. I feel energized when doing that because I know that I don’t have to come home to a messy house. I want this to be a routine at least twice a week and the other 3 days I want to go for a walk. The weekends will be left alone to relax and enjoy it with family and friends.

I can’t really describe what I am learning from all of this, but what I do need to learn is to take time out for myself. Not in a selfish way, but in a healthy way. My moods have changed and that I know needs to get better. I have been an emotional mess the last few days, so I must go back and reflect on the days I woke up early and felt good about it. Yes, that is exactly it! Reflect, Repair and Relax. Let’s give this a shot and move forward with the positive attitude that all will be good, all will be great and all will be loved.

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Day!

Cheers,

JRose!

Day 21 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 21 – I DID IT! I have accomplished the early mornings, the going to bed by 10pm, sometimes 9pm, the cleaning of my house early in the morning and the good walks that I had while seeing the sun rise. Do I keep it going? I am not sure yet, maybe just a few days of the week.

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I didn’t do this challenge alone. You all that have started following me, liking my posts and sending me messages are the ones that are most encouraging because it kept me going. I didn’t want to disappoint you. I didn’t want to disappoint myself. I had to stay motivated and focused, with that I want to say Thank You!

This morning I read through all my posts, and I can’t believe some of the things I accomplished and some things I should have done better. Overall, I am happy with my #21EarlyDays challenge and I thank Filipe Castro Matos for the “12 lessons of waking up at 4:30a for 21 days.” I learned how to manage my time, go to bed and rest, and see life as a whole and not just for myself.

From the book Now is the time, by Patrick Lindsay

Now is the time…to ignore your limitations

Limitations are just guideposts,

They may signal different routes

or different ways to reach a destination.

But they won’t prevent us from getting there,

unless we empower them to do so.

Ignore them,

focus on the journey.

Happy Thursday!

Cheers,

JRose!

Day 20 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 20!!! WOW, just 1 more day and I can’t believe it’s gone by so quickly. Hello October!

tumblr_mtzx79ZDUu1qa0w1qo1_500The one important thing that I have learned is eating healthy in the morning and going for a walk. I use to rush out the door and stop at the nearest fast food place to grab breakfast, eat it while driving and feel miserable for the next hour or so. I have saved money by not doing that, I have been selective on what I eat and then I take a nice walk to help digest. Not only that, but taking my vitamins and feeling energized has been great. I am more focused on my needs and at times my moods (not sure if that will change). But I know that my life has changed and I see things differently. I am out of my comfort zone and I never thought I would get there.

comfort_zone_quote_webToday I woke up at 5am and I have cleaned my kitchen, swept the floors, made my bed (that’s everyday), replied/sent emails, worked on social media for work and did some yoga (it’s raining and I can’t go for a walk). I cooked breakfast for myself and had 2 cups of coffee. I feel pretty good this morning, even though I went to bed pretty late. I will move forward this morning with lots of energy and ambition.

It’s never too late…to go forward.

If you are marking time,

you’re going backward

as the world moves past you.

Look ahead.

Aim high.

Push on.

Grow.

Happy day!

Cheers,

JRose!

Day 18 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 18 – WOW!! I can’t believe that I have been doing this for 18 days! Today, I woke up at 5am and much has already been done. I am really enjoying the early mornings, getting things taken care of and not having to rush to get dressed and beat the traffic. As I drink my cup of coffee, I listen to some smooth jazz on Pandora and read the current news reports. I look around my room and see what I can change, then walk to the living room/dining area and admire the dining table that my husband built for me. I sit and finish my coffee, look out the window and pray that Monday is a good day.

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I spent a lot of time at home this weekend. It was relaxing and much needed. I finished up many personal tasks that needed to be taken care of. I cleaned out my email account of unnecessary stuff that needed to go away. Old emails that didn’t matter anymore and unsubscribed to many others. It was time to break away…..

It’s never too late….To break away from the herd.

It can take cold courage.

It’s your chance to follow your heart..

lift your head up,

choose your own course.

It can bring disdain and abuse.

But it will also bring esteem

and admiration.

But, above all, it brings self respect.

Stand on your own feet.

Be an individual.

Happy Monday!

Cheers,

JRose!

Day 17 – #21EarlyDay with JRose!

Day 17 – Happy Friday all!! Today is going to be a FABULOUS day! I feel refreshed, positive and joyful. I got some laundry out of the way, had only one cup of coffee, posted social media for work and now it’s off to get ready for my day.

Happy-Friday (2)As I look out my window, I know I should be taking my morning stroll, but I am not. Maybe I will just do some squats this morning and get my energy level pumped. I got wrapped up in conversation with my sister-in-law and time got away from me. But nonetheless, our conversation was a good one and I ❤ her very much. I pray that peace is now a part of her life and moving forward will be a great thing.

It’s never too late….to find peace

Nobody can prevent you from finding peace.

Unless you empower them.

If something is stopping you from reaching it,

act on it.

If it’s outside your powers,

stop worrying about it.

Peace comes from within.

Search inside yourself.

Happy day everyone!

Cheers,

JRose!

Day 16 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 16 – My apologies for not posting this morning, it’s been a busy day. But I wanted to make sure I kept my word not only to myself, but to those reading and following my little blog. I woke up late, I didn’t have a chance to walk or clean my house. But that’s okay, my day was still productive and fun. Lots of laughs today at work, we even got “Y’all are too loud.” OOPS! Oh well, good times at FES.

This one is going to be a short one, because it’s late, I am tired and 5a comes around really quick.

It’s never too late….To Keep Your Word

Your word is unbreakable.

Make it unshakeable.

Don’t promise if you can’t deliver.

Always deliver if you promise.

Good night!

JRose!