Sunday, October 30, 2016

What Is a Friend to Do?

I have often thought about what defines a good friend?
I meet people everyday, as I walk or eat lunch.
What is a good friend?
These things you begin to understand when you are going through changes that no one expected.

I have decided that a good friend is best defined in times of trouble over times of peace in ones life.
The friend that was with you in times when your business was good, doing well or the friend who sees trouble in the horizon and disappears.

Lets face it we all have both. The truth is those that are good friends have a certain character traits.
What and how do you define a good friend?
Is it a co-worker?
Is it your sister?
Is it your neighbor?
Is it an old boyfriend? girlfriend?

Here are some things I feel are important in a friendship.

1. Trust which is built over time.
2. Honesty which is built through trust.
3. Integrity...the person says what they are going to do and do what they say.
4. Understanding your friend should understand that not everything in your life is about a good time.
5. Emotion Not only understanding, having the compassion enough to understand when you are okay, doing well and when you are not.

Short list isn't it. However with out these things you can't develop a normal human emotion called love.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


I recently took another employment and have never thought of this word so much. Co-Workers. The thought of this got me thinking about what does it really mean today.

Co worker defined is "another person you are forced to be around 40 plus hours a week in orde to earn a paycheeck. Outside of work, you would NEVER want to associate with this persson except to the point to them and teell the police, Yeah, thers the idiot that stoe your squadar right there officer."

That was an unexpected find in the truth of looking up the definition of things today. Wow, I think to myself. How many of us really take the time to think about what our children think about the people who work with them. What an awakening thought. That my co-workers just want from me. They didn't choose to work with me, someone else choose for them.

However that is the reality of the workspace. What now?

Make the best of it.

Get to know your co-worker.

That is the only advice I can give. The reality is it takes time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Chocolate PeanutButter Cheesecake Tortilla

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls 
All my foodie people.

I haven't come up with an original receive in a while. here is one that is quick, easy and I know the hunger children will enjoy as an after school snack. 

Is it healthy? Nutritional? Yes and No. it has PeanutButter that's healthy. It is not recommended for the children with peanut allergies. 

Taste really good.
You will need the following.
1. PeanutButter (your personal choice of name brands).
2. Jif Chocolate Cheesecake Hazelnut 
3. Butter
4. Tortilla (Flour works best)
A non stick pan the size of the tortilla.

Lightly Butter Tortilla on one side. On the other side spread generous portion of PeanutButter. Place in the pan in low temperatures. butter side down. While that is warming. Take another Tortilla spread a generous portion of Jif Chocolate Cheesecake Hazelnut place Jif side on top PeanutButter side. By this time the PeanutButter side should be melting and the tortilla slightly browning. Flip. Let the other side slightly brown.
Place on a plate and use a pizza cutter to slice it. If you want it extra sweet sprinkle with powered sugar.

Alternative Recipes:

This recipe works with bread as well. Sweeten French Toast by adding these ingredients. You can also use the Pocket Sandwich. let me know what you think about this recipe.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015


Please remember Don't drink and Drive!

The Paloma—often made with store bought grapefruit soda—is Mexicos most popular cocktail. This fancified version uses grilled fresh grapefruit and grilled lime to give the drink a slightly smoky edge.

YIELD: Makes 2 drinks


  • 1 medium to large yellow or pink grapefruit, halved
  • 2 limes, halved
  • Kosher salt or coarse sea salt, for the glass
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tequila
  • 1 ounce agave nectar or simple syrup (see Note)
  • 2 ounces club soda


Light a grill and arrange it for direct heat or preheat a grill pan. Grill the grapefruit and the limes over high heat until well browned on the bottoms, 4 to 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. 

Arrange some salt on a small plate. Moisten the rims of 2 high ball glasses and coat with salt. 

For each cocktail: Fill a shaker with ice and add 2 ounces of squeezed grapefruit juice, 1 ounce of squeezed lime juice, 2 ounces tequila and ½ ounce agave nectar. Close the shaker and shake well. Fill one of the prepared glasses with ice and strain the drink into the glasses. Top with 1 ounce of club soda and serve. Fill the shaker with clean ice to make the second cocktail. 

note:To make simple syrup: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water over moderately high heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool slightly. Measure out 1/2 cup for this recipe and reserve the rest for another use.

Recipe from epicourious!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What Is The Perfect Wedding Shoe

I saw this ad in an email I was sent "Wedding Shoes" shop now online. I began to think about what is a perfect shoe? What is it that woman look for in a shoe?  What makes are feet look beautiful? We woman want to look beautiful on our wedding day! It is the only day we try to make things perfect!

First, perfection is different for every woman! That means to some a simplistic wedding is perfection to others it is every detail in place! Large sums of money spent and follow all traditions. For me personally, since my father had passed away it was a church wedding with a church reception. No fancy dinner, no dance, just a college student getting married to her college graduate. My grandfather wasn't capable of walking me down the isle, sink had to ask my brother-in-law. He also sang "The Lord's Prayer" at our wedding. We dated since I was in high school. I have no regrets it was perfection to me. All a memory now.

I do remember when I was shopping for shoes how difficult it was. How do you pick a shoe to match a wedding dress. The last thing you want is blisters on your feet on your wedding day. That matches the dress. That make you feel like you can wear them all day and all night.

1. Comfort over looks rule! You'll be wearing them all day and all night.

2. Cost. This is where I think most woman don't think about. The average wedding shoe or proper shoe will run 10-15% of the cost of your wedding dress.

3. Fabric. The average wedding shoe is silk or satin. However, if you grew up with a dad like I had it was a beautiful hand crafted leather. Many come with embellishment. Many of my brides are wearing sandals (flip/flops) These are most appropriate for beach weddings or for dancing after the ceremony.

4. Dress Fitting: You will have to have your shoes before your dress fitting. The dress is hemmed according to the hight of your shoe.

5. Heel height, sexy heels or versatile flats?
What type of shoe do you want? You don't have to change your shoe style for your wedding day. Stick to what you normally wear!

6. Destination wedding! Consider the season! Will it be a beach wedding or winter wedding. Flip flops, sandals, or wedges are fine for the beach ankle boots or booties are perfect for winter weddings.

7. Dance or No Dance? This is important, why? The souls of the shoes and the ability to move in them can help or hurt you on the dance floor.

8. Do you want to wear the shoes again? Personally, I think it's a lot of money spent if your not going to wear them again. I wore my wedding shoes many times. It was one of the best investments I made! It was made with lots of love, determination and respect of what my father had taught me about shoes.