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Life without Facebook?

What is life without Facebook? Let me begin by saying Quiet!!!
The quietness is almost scary. Scary enough to give the emptiness feeling in the gut. Wait, what, what are those sounds? Your ears are hearing new sounds and tones. The keyboards are just as lost are we are. Each letter of the alphabet is trying to figure out how to spell how they feel.

As the quietness sets, our brains begin to recognize the sound. The sounds our ears haven’t heard in many years. As we move throughout our day, we stop and focus on the old but new sounds. We find calmness in raindrops, find beauty in the trees from the window, the blues, and whites of the bubbly clouds and breathtaking. The simpleness of our days is studding.

We get lost in our cyber world. We hide from the outside world. We begin to believe this is our life we are to live. Our families, friends, co-workers, college friends, bosses, even our neighbors are now at the tip of our fingers. Our words are no longer read as we state them. We may be posting something one way, but our viewer sees them differently. They feel them differently. They can feel like glass cutting to the bone.

Cyberworld has also helped with hiding behind the screen. Again we can share videos of all sorts. We can post happy, loving, and laughter videos. But on the other hand, there are videos of madness, anger, sadness, and violence. Our cyberworld families each view those videos differently.

As I use Facebook for not just my family and friends, I also use it for my business. I was finding myself getting angrier and angrier while rolling through my newsfeeds. Not only was I feeling angry, but I began feeding into the “she said, they said” world. I began to tumble into depression. It was time to check out.

I checked out of my Facebook for two days. Today (Saturday) was my first day. Wow, my morning was totally out of sorts. My day was starting to look like a trainwreck. I had to have self-check. Telling myself, this will be great for my mind and health. I had to repeat this serval times throughout the day. I made it through day one.


I’d been missing out on so much. But it was my choice to be on Facebook as much as I had been. That isn’t anyone’s fault but my own. Just a bit of advice, take breaks from the cyberworld. Reset your mind and soul. You’ll be ready to take on the train again.

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Shock – Let me out

When thinking of curveballs, we may think of a pitcher correct? Or maybe we think of the curveball that a tennis player may be getting ready to serve. What about a ping pong player who is getting ready to knock across the net. Or maybe a curveball could be something different, something that has nothing to do with sports. When you think of a curveball, where does your mind take you? Curveballs are served to us every day in one way or another. We can either A.) take the curvey path or B.) take a different route.

In September, I had set goals for October. I had set them pretty high since I like to take on a challenge. This goal was to better me, to help my business goal, to gain more friends, and take life in as it was. Life was great! I just wanted to better things. I set out to reach those goals as I had planned. The end of September arrived, and it was game time.
October was here, and it was time to get busy. I was like the female honey bee workings, all over the place looking for what would get my business growing. I was taking items from one set and pairing it up with something else. A lot like the female honey bee worker, trying to find the right home for my new jewelry. I love at my jewelry business like honey bees. Humans and Honey bees are a lot alike. Humans harvest well in some months than others. Just like Honey Bees, the harvest better when there are flowers in full bloom covered in pollen. Well, we humans work harder when we know there is something sweet at the end.

I worked and worked and worked even harder. The middle of October arrived. I was in self-doubt, doubting everything I had done and was planning to do. Finally, I had found a few new friends and was leading myself to good sales and growth. Self-doubt got me again. I was worried I wouldn’t reach my goal. The new friends I had made coached me on and told me I could do it. Even has much sent me items I hadn’t seen. I was shocked, but yet, so thankful for their help. The end of October came I was just 18 pieces short of my goal of 300. I was proud of myself and kept setting goals each month. As the month ticked, I became close to one of the friends I had met. She has taught me tips, pointers, shared items, and again cheered me on. Our friendship grew so much that we trusted one another to share, ideas, our spouse’s names, our children’s names, our daily life-styles, everything that good friends too.

February arrived, and we attended an event together to get more pointers from our higher up people. Now, this was the first time we had met in person. We were so excited, planning this since January. We had a blast, laughing, getting to know one another more, you know friend stuff. After the event, it was goal-setting time. We had set all these new goals, had games in mind, knew who we could turn to for help. We had each other.
The challenges started to roll in like thunder. They were like lightning, flashing every which way. We began to let the storm of challenges take over. Our goals were starting to get washed away with challenge storms.
But this time we’ve become best friends. We talked like best friends do, none stop. Our lives rotated around each other. We began to vent about how we felt and how things were going. Which means names are normally brought, up right? Well, that when the curveball was served. I didn’t have my helmet on, nor my batting gloves, or better yet my eyes there they needed to be.

March is here and I no longer have a good friend. We’ve have decided it would be best to go our own ways. Why?? I shared above that she and I talked about everything and shared everything. She had my trust, that things would stay between her and me. And I did the same with her. Curveball has been pitched, yes she shared what we had talked about. This was after she asked me to keep it between her and me. I did my part of being a loyal best friend. Once the curveball was pitched there wasn’t anything I could do but try to figure out the game that was being played before me. I tried to make it to first base by saying sorry, then to second base by giving us space to think, then to third, where I was told I was negative and it rubbed off on others. What, we were both throwing those negative curveballs. Well, I’ve finally made it to the home base. It took me a little bit to get there but I’m here.

It has taken me a bit to cleanse my mind, gather my thoughts, declutter my mind, and most of all Ask God for forgiveness. I know she wasn’t the only one at fault here. I too take the blame. I prayed for healing, and also found a friend that I actually have always had helped me through this process. She gave me the right tools to use and reminded me that the first step was asking for forgiveness and realizing it was my fault also.
I had a grand opening with my business this evening. And I’m glad to say it went surprisingly very well. I told 13 items in just over an hour.
So here is my tip to you: Don’t share what you wouldn’t with God. Remember He is our BEST FRIEND. He tells us the truth. And Guess what, He’s always there when we mess up. He set up back up on our feet and we are off again like racehorses. WE are looking for that finish line. But we also have to watch for those curveballs, they can hurt when they hit us.

I’m not saying by any means that what I do for a living is awful, or not worth it. Because it’s been worth everything to me. I have learned so many things about myself, and I have gained tons of new friends. But I did learn a lesson too.

I just want to be real!!!

Posted in Paparazzi Consultant, Paparazzi Consultant, Uncategorized

Coronavirus -VS- Income

The Coronavirus is on the rise. The United States has now seen our store shelves go from fully stocked to nothing but dust. Everyone is hurrying to stockpile, but what is in your Income stockpile? Are you worried? Are you a lucky one that their company hasn’t sent you home for the next month? Are you a lucky one that has been able to work from home and not worry?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/02/grocery-stores-coronavirus-panic-buying/
https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/todays-coronavirus-update-reactions-to-travel-ban-broadway-goes-dark/
https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/todays-coronavirus-update-reactions-to-travel-ban-broadway-goes-dark/

Or are you on the other side of the paying table? Are you worried about when your next check will come? What about your savings? Will this Virus hurt that too? Did you have plans for a vacation this summer? Or is that on the back burner now? Or maybe you’ve had to put a big RED line through that vacation.

—– OR—–

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-and-tourism-places-like-alaska-without-a-covid-19-outbreak-could-still-be-devastated-133421

What if I told you that you could make forty-five percent profit from working at home. Yes, from home!! You could be home with your babies, that are now out of school for a month. And you just got the notice that your workplace is not closing their doors also. What are you going to do? Are you going to Fight or Flight? That choice is up to you. But you can fight this issue by becoming employed by yourself.

Let me share:
I became an Independent for Paparazzi Accessories and Jewelry in May of 2019. I was looking for some independence for myself, even though I’m married and have two grown adult children no longer living at home. I wanted something that I could say, “I’m more than just a wife or mother.” I began searching for that “Dream Job.” I had stalked Facebook, searched Google so much that I felt like I had read everything a million times. I came across Paparazzi Accessories and Jewelry and knew it was for me. I did my research and research even more. Once I decided that was what I was looking for I joined. I know what does it cost to join??

Let me tell you:

There are three different kits you can start with.

The first kit is $99 plus tax comes with:

The second kit is $299 plus tax comes with:

The third kit is $499 plus tax and it comes with:

Once you join paparazzi you can start selling jewelry. Yes, that’s right you can start selling. How right? With your kit, you receive a free website with no monthly fees. You have resources at your fingertips. Your kit should arrive on your doorstep within 5-10 business days if not sooner. Here’s something even better, Monday through Friday new items are available at 3:00 EST (that’s my time). The only days that there aren’t new are on weekends and holidays. Wait it gets betters, all orders are shipped within 72 business hours!!!! Wait there’s more, you earn 45% profit of all your sales. I didn’t make and error I’m typed that correctly, 45% profit of all your sales. This is included website sales.

How is this so:

We the consultant pay $2.75 per piece of jewelry. We then turn around and sell that piece of jewelry for $5.00. Wait just when you thought it couldn’t be any better. For every 10 items that you place in an order, you as the consultant will earn one free piece of jewelry. Those are called Hostess Rewards, homeoffice pieces those pieces for us. So they are total suprises. With those pieces you can keep for yourself, give them away to friends and family, give away for game prizes or sell them. If you sell them that is 100% your profit.

So if your ready to earn some extra money or just order jewelry for yourself at the $2.75 a piece, I’d love for you to join my team. You will just need to click my link and click the join button.

Here is my link:

https://paparazziaccessories.com/303292/

Here the links I used:

https://www.canva.com

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-and-tourism-places-like-alaska-without-a-covid-19-outbreak-could-still-be-devastated-133421

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Let me share my business with you.

You love jewelry, you love affordable jewelry, you love sparkly jewelry, you like gold, silver, brass, copper, and color also? Well, look no farther because you’re reading a Paparazzi Consultant Blog. I became a consultant 10 months along, and I have loved it every step of the way. I love working from home, being able to visit with my family, meeting new people, hearing how much they love the jewelry how the feel so beautiful wearing.

We have everything from women to men. Yes, MEN!! For that handsome man in your life or handsome son we have Urban items for them, along with rings. All of our rings Men or Women rings have the flex backs. A plus to our Urban line, Women can wear them too. What was to share jewelry with family in the same home.

Just one of the mean Urban Necklaces Paparazzi has.
One of man Urban Bracelets Paparazzi has
One of the many Urban Rings Paparazzi has for men

Now for you Women!! OH My where do I begin? We have short necklaces, long necklaces, sparkly necklaces, necklaces with color, Oh and doesn’t stop there! Or Women necklaces come with some sort of earrings with each Women necklace. Yes, Free!!! Oh yeah another Paparazzi works hard and making Jewelry match so you are almost always able to make a set. I know you’re thinking the lady is nuts, Right? Nope, I’m not, being honest and it only cost $5 each. Yes, I’m telling the truth $5 each, along with Lead and Nickel FREE!!!!! Here are just a few of what you can find on my website.

Those are just a Few of you’ll find on my website. OH wait a minute I have more great news to share… READY???

I make 45% profit of all my sales. WHAT??? Yes, 45% profit of all my sales. We have 3 starter kits, price ranges from $99 to $499, everything you would need to get you started.

Here is my website:

https://paparazziaccessories.com/303292/

Here is my facebook Business page: I have live show every Wed-Thursdy 8:30 pm EST and Friday 8:00 pm EST. I will do drop ins through the week on the other days. Hope to see you there.

https://www.facebook.com/Rosebuddivavip/

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Why Did I Start Blogging????

Why did I start blogging??
I began blogging because I wanted to share my life, my story, my treasures, my deepest feelings, and to let others know they too can conquer those deepest feelings. What was holding me back? Those feelings that I had bottled up for a lifetime. What was in that bottle? The actual feelings, the words, the story in that bottle? I wanted to help others. I wanted to hear their story. Was their deepest feeling the same as mine, I wanted to know.
I dealt with lots of questions in my life. Did I wonder if I was loved? Did I wonder if I belonged? Did I wonder if I was good enough? Did I wonder if God even cared? Did I wonder if I even knew God? The answer is Yes to all of them. There is one I still struggle with today. That is what is my purpose. Have you asked yourself, “What is my purpose?” I’m still in the process of learning.
Through blogging, I’ve been able to grow, grow into a stronger person. I still have my weaknesses. Yes, I still want to make the path all on my own, you know I wear big girl panties now. (haha laugh). 😂Through blogging, I’ve been able to sort through a lot of those bottled up words and feelings.
So if you are thinking about blogging, I would stay take in on challenge yourself, don’t be afraid to put those feelings into words, get them out there. You’re not the only one who had lived parts and pieces of your life.
Grow…..Let things be at peace…..Let your heart be filled with love and happiness. Most of all What is God calling you to do?

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Which side do you sit on?

Once upon a time, there was a young girl who had dreamt of always have a fairytale wedding. She knew she had her work cut out for her. Working a full-time job, living an hour and a half away from home, and away from family and friends would be hard. The soon to be bride was excited to get the wedding planning started. From finding that princess dress to asking her best friend to stand by her side, helping to choose the bridesmaids dresses, watching the flower girls glow was she had asked them to be a part of this big day.

She began her year-long journey of planning and setting dates, meetings lots of strangers, which her mother always told her, “Don’t talk to strangers.” As the list grew faster than she could push a button to stop time, the big day is here. She stands to look through the window of this fairytale and sees there are tons of “To Do’s” yet to be done.

A Friday night at her Granny’s becomes the place where family and friends come to help sort the invitations. As the names on the guest list are being read, the chatter around the table begins to get louder. Stories start to flow about loved ones on the list. One would share a short story about a wedding they had attended. Another would chime in telling what the weather was like on the wedding day. Then another story of when the Bride’s Mother was forbidden to have her wedding dress the night before her fairytale day. Finally, all the invitations are ready to be mailed the next day.

Monday morning arrives its back to normal. Work, home, eat, sleep, and repeat. The days turn to nightfall and still no RVPS cards in the mailbox. A bad day at work has been turned into excitement when she pulls the mailbox door down to see RVPS cards have arrived. She skips the house, pushing mail out of the way to find the guest list she’d left on the kitchen table. She begins to check the names off the list. Her heart begins to beat and fill with joy. Her fairytale wedding is beginning to sink in.

Now just 5 weeks out from the wedding day, the Bride is thrown for a loop. What will she do, how will she handle it, will she stay strong, or will she crumble?

Momma Bear here: like it or not, this is her MONTH, she’s longed for this day and it is fastly approaching, the day that not only the Bride but the Groom have been dreaming of. They’ve given up so much, in the almost 7 years they’ve been together. They’ve missed college homecomings, they’ve missed out on getting together with friends, the list can go on. I’m blessed to know that my child and soon to be son in law has taken all this missing out well, with not saying anything and doing without. What memories will they have to share with their children about the college football game, or basketball games, friends hanging out? They love their families and the time they have with them, but there is a time and place when Momma Bear can’t take anymore and stands up.

This is their MONTH and their WEDDING.
There I’ve said just a part of how I feel.

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Wow What Time Can Do In 3 Years

I’m having flare-ups. I have a lot on my plate. I lost 2 step aunts in about a month of each other (they were sisters), just lost my Great Aunt (my grandmother’s sister) which was the last of that line. Not to add that I was finally able to see my mother up close and personal after almost 2 1/2 years. My brothers had decided that they could care for her better than myself and my mother agreed to them being her caregiver. She had stated to the lawyer she wanted no part of me or my husband or child. She also stated I’m to be no where around her. I had seen my mother from a distance which she seemed fine. But last Wednesday I picked her up to take her to the funeral of my Great Aunt which I was breaking the law but I knew my brothers wouldn’t do it. I just wanted to cry, they have let her go to nothing. She is skin and bones, hair is just to the middle of her back (never have I seen my mother with long hair.) She didn’t know anyone at the funeral and didn’t know her sister until I told her who it was. She doesn’t know what medicines she’s taking or for what. My brothers never come to visit her, or call her or even call her back. She was already very forgetful when I was taking care of her.

I don’t want to jump the gun and let my health fall to pieces. Which I had 3 years ago when I cared from my mother by myself.

I’m also going through the change of life. When my heat flashes start I begin to have flares. Does anyone have this issue that is going through the change of life?

I’ve been trying to keep focused on my health and yet so mad at my siblings I could scream.

I’ve been to the dr to adjust my medicine dosage and to talk and come up with some other ways to help deal with this issue.