Joyful Bits

Morning Babbles: 47 Ways To Inspire Other People Everyday


Image: Woman at cafe writing in journal and blog bits and babbles.
Do we inspire other people enough around us?
This morning I woke up thinking about all the people who called, texted and emailed me yesterday. Then I started thinking about the

Playing In Teen Clothes And Laughing Out Loud

Image: Woman trying on teen clothing.At this point in my life, I am doing and wearing what makes me laugh out loud at myself. Have you ever went into the store looking for a sale only to find yourself trying on teen clothes? Well here is your chance to judge the heck out of me. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog
Dressing Room Try on outfits with a little laughter!

At this point in my life, I am doing and wearing what makes me laugh out loud at myself. Have you ever went into the store looking for a sale only to find yourself trying on teen clothes? Well here is your chance to judge the heck out of me. 

Just Another DIY

Image: Woman showing how to make do it yourself bracelets. I love stacking bracelets on my wrist it doesn't matter if they are made with stretch cord or metal links. You can never go wrong with making a few or buying them already made from the store. Post seen first on Bits and Babbles blog
I love stacking bracelets on my wrist it doesn't matter if they are made with stretch cord or metal links! You can never go wrong with making a few or buying them already made from the store.

Weekend Bits And Favorites

Image: Sharing another after Friday weekend of bits and bobs to do with family that will be a long time favorite
A Little Bit Of Everything And A Few Must Do Ideas

Oh wow, where has the weekend gone it seems as if I just left work. My two day Saturday and Sunday went away quicker than Superman chasing a speeding bullet. I know that was cheesy, but I have a few bits and favorites to share that you may find interesting to try by the ends of this week.

One Weekday Of Joy




Image: Mom and Daughter Starting The Weekday Off Happy. If I have learned nothing this year keeping a bucket list of joyful moments, have helped me see that my life is good just the way it is. Today I am sharing one week of Joy that made me a better wife, mother, and person as a whole.
One Week
If I have learned nothing this year, keeping a bucket list of joyful moments, have helped me see that my life is good just the way it is. Today I am sharing one week of Joy that made me a better wife, mother, and person as a whole. 

Oh The Sinful Things I Buy To Look And Feel Youthful


Image: Items shred on blog for facial, skincare and beauty.
A Little Grown Up Chat And Sinful Secrets

Good morning Y'all I am up bushy eyed and ready to head off to work this beautiful day. But, I thought I would share a few sinful thoughts and things with you in today's blog post. I am a working woman who wants to look and feel youthful on and off the field of life. Being a woman of a certain age, it can be tricky staying on top of things due to everyday living and responsibilities. 



A Little Morning Do It Yourself Inspiration

Image: Seashell Necklace Hanging. Be inspired by the small things of Life! Sometimes I make things when I am bored, at least that is what I tell myself.
Be inspired by the small things of Life!
Hey, guys, I have some new jewelry ideas to babble about. #makethis
Sometimes I make things when I am bored, at least that is what I tell myself.

Bean Me Up

Hey, Y'all I am kicking my week off to a great start so far. If you are reading this today, I am running errands so I can get back home to watch Young and The Restless at 11am. Yep, it's my day off, and I plan to continue a light workout with a deep dish bowl of
Hey, Y'all, I am kicking my week off to a great start so far. If you are reading this today, I am running errands so I can get back home to watch Young and The Restless at 11 am on CBS. I am not trying to be messy, but ladies, it is getting hot and juicy on the daytime stories, and I am showing up for the madness.
Yep, it's my day off, and I also plan to continue a light workout at the gym then top my afternoon off with a deep bowl of

The Joyful List: Taking Life Slow And Easy




Image: Woman holding coffee and book on the Joyful List blog bits and babbles
Good morning Y'all, I am back with another edition to the joyful list. But, this time it is all about taking life slow and easy. Let me be the first to say I am never on track when it comes to laying low and relaxing until now.

My New Floral Dress And Book Store Ramblings

Image: Woman showing off new floral dress, shoes and handbag for bits and babbles blog
Oh, hey, Y'all, so glad you could join me today. I am feeling super happy because my girls are about to start school. And you know what that means I can sleep one extra minute before I have to head off to work evet day. 
That will be amazing if it happens. :)
Also, have you guys noticed I have been playing around with prints all summer long. 

Get Layered:The Basic Girl DIY Necklace

Image) Today is wild card DIY Wednesday. I will be sharing how to make layered necklaces
Wow, we are already moving super fast in August.  I spent the last week getting my girls all prepped for school. They are excited, and so am I. Hopefully, on my days off,, I will have more time to work on my hobbies. Nonetheless, today is another Wild Card DIY Wednesday. Today it's all about the layered necklaces. 

Old Shoes That Changed My Mood

Image : Woman holding orange shoes for blog post

Making Room For A New Attitude Chat
When I buy shoes, I am often in a particular mood, or it may be an impulse buy. Either way, I have some feeling or feelings attached when I make a purchase of any kind.

My Southern Gumbo Recipe: That Is Family Approved

Image: The result of gumbo in the kitchen

I know we are not in the winter season as of yet, but it is never to early or late to have a big ole' bowl of three meat Gumbo. And I have a quick recipe that will have you and your family enjoy the taste of New Orleans right at the dinner table.

A Few Beauty Pick Ups That I Am loving

Image: Woman shaping up her nail bed with clippers
Good morning Y'all. I hope today is off to a fantastic day for you and your family. I am doing my usual at-home mani and pedicure. 
Nonetheless, last week, I ran out to two of my local beauty supply stores, Sally's and Ulta, with a list of things only to veer off my list just a little. Yes, I got the stuff I needed, but I purchased a few other unique items, and I am glad I did. So, today, I will be sharing my beauty pick up's that have made their way to my love list. Let me know in the comments if you would have tried any of the beauty bits I've chosen? 

Finding WorkOut Gear That Fits My Pear Shaped Body: The Struggle Was Real

Image: woman shopping for workout gearL Sometimes I shop
A Little Shopping And Real Life Try-On
Yes, sometimes I shop and buy workout gear.:)

Sometimes I have to face the music; my body just doesn't look the way it used too back in the day. But, hey, that is ok because I am rolling with what I have now. Since starting a light workout regimen lately, I've realized I needed and wanted a few cute workout pieces to wear when in the gym or out walking in my community. So, I hit several stores in search of the perfect fit of my pear-shaped body; let's just say the struggle was real, and the truth really hurts sometimes.

DIY Wild Card Wednesday


A Surprise Do It Yourself Jewelry Episode
Hey, Y'all, welcome to the first DIY Wild Card Wednesday. You guys know I love cool accessories and jewelry. And I love sharing that corky side of me with you in this space. 
So, I am starting a series on Wednesday that will showcase my passion for making trinkets and things. Please be advised what you see may not be. That is the fun in it all; I love incorporating do it your self-jewelry into my somewhat basic everyday style. So come on in to see what wildcard DIY I made for this week.

How I Plan Affordable Family Fun And Eats In Dallas


Image: My City Diaries-Trolley In Dallas Texas. What We Do As A Family In Dallas
What We Do As A Family In Dallas: City Diaries

Hey, Y'all hope you guys are off to a fantastic week. I know its almost time for our little and big kiddos to start preparing for back to school. Yippie I am ready, but here in Dallas, we are still a week or two away. Most of you guys who know me knows I love to frolic and I am proud of that. So, today I will be adding a new adventure to my City Diaries

 Hey, gotta keep this ole' life fun before it's too late. Anywho, it is no secret I have a large family; it is 6 of us total together. That is why most people wonder how we afford family fun and eats. Well, I will say it's expensive to live, eat or treat yourself in Texas But, your girl has a few secrets that I will be sharing on lots of posts. So come on in for a sneak peek, I know you are nosey because I am.

5 Dumb Tips For Crushing Your End Of The Year Visions And Goals


Hey, Y'all happy Saturday! Can you believe we are already one week into the hottest month of the year and that is August? Do you have any plans ready or any ideas you just want to tackle? If so I am on the same boat as you. But, here's the deal we only have about 4 good strong months left in this year. Ans you know what that means we still have plenty of time to crush a few visions and goals.
Hey, Y'all, happy Saturday! Can you believe we are already one week into the hottest month of the year, and that is August? Do you have any plans ready or any ideas you want to tackle? If so, I am on the same boat as you. But, here's the deal we only have about four good active months left in this year. And you know what that means we still have plenty of time to crush a few visions and goals. 

So, if you are feeling overwhelmed, teary-eyed, and can't catch up with the people you watch on social media. Then you may want to chime in on my unproven dumb tips. You may be shocked at what I have to say. Just know the truth hurts, but later we all will be able to focus and get (ish) done by the end of December. 

How I Plan To Lose Weight Without Eating All Things Healthy

Can I be entirely honest with you guys? I hate treadmills and gyms. Not to mention I despise giving up my deep-rooted obsession with eating fried catfish, shrimp, sweet potatoes, and string beans just to eat healthy foods.
Getting Active
Can I be entirely honest with you guys? I hate treadmills, dumbbells, and gyms, just to name a few excuses for not working out.
 Not to mention, I despise giving up my deep-rooted obsession with eating fried catfish, shrimp, sweet potatoes, and string beans just to eat healthy foods. 
No way I am not doing it at all. So without further babbling, I have a foolproof and nonproven way to lose a few lbs without eating all things healthy.