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Friday, January 31, 2014

Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop and Friday 4 Blog Hop

happy Friday to all! i am just Co-Hosting up a storm today! i am over at Simple Moments Stick with Susannah for the Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop
Simple Moments Stick 
 and with Hilary at Feeling Beachie with her Friday 4 Blog Hop. i came up with the last 3 questions.
Feeling Beachie



3) I like THE COLD but prefer TO BE WARM


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop! (I am a Co-Host!!)

Hello Readers and Friends! Happy Friday! Welcome to the Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop Hosted by Susannah at Simple Moments Stick. I am the Co-Host, Obi at Eloquent Rambles, this week and what a blessing and honor! Faith is a HUGE part of most people's lives and we welcome you to share your post that speaks to that this week (and join us again for following weeks!). 

For me having a strong Faith has allowed me to go forward in many things despite the obstacles. My biggest test of Faith thus far has been with my eyesight. Starting in September of 2013 I began to loose my eyesight in both eyes due to my retina's detaching. A scary experience indeed. It was with quick action, good doctors, supportive family and friends, and FAITH in the Lord, that I was able to go through my needed surgeries to correct the issue and keep/restore my sight. My faith has grown stronger through all of this and my conversations with the Lord are more frequent now because I am truly a believer that He can heal and take care of all things. I have witnessed it in my own life. I pray for continued blessings to all and enjoy the Blog Hop! Share your faith, fellowship, and make a new friend!

~Eloquent Rambles (ER)...

Faith and Fellowship Guidelines
1.  Linkup a post (or more than one!) from the week that shares what the Lord's been doing in your life or speaking to you.
2.  Put the button on your blog post or blog so that others can hear about this wonderful group of Godly women.
3.  Visit as many blogs as you're able and get to know your sisters in Christ!
4.  Share this blog hop on social media using #faithandfellowship or pin the button on pinterest.

Simple Moments Stick
Your Host:

Susannah from Simple Moments Stick

Your Cohost:

Suggested Topic for Next Time:  Philippians 4:7

Would you Rather, Blog Hop, and Snow Storm

happy Thursday! the snow is finally melting away here in Florida. work resumes again tomorrow! actually looking forward to heading back and yes, i will hit up the Subway for soup and a sandwich! mmm! it is time for the game would you rather and the Lovely Blog Hop. make sure you check me out tomorrow as i will be co-hosting 2 blog hops! i hope i get the HTML codes right and working well :)

so link up here and check out some other great blogs!
now let's play...Would you Rather with my blogger friend over at Innerworkings of the Female Mind

so would you rather....

be a giant hamster or a tiny rhino?--a tiny rhino. i like rhinos and i like just about all things Africa.

… jump into a pool of marshemellows or a pool of jello?--pool of marshmallows :) softer and less sticky and who knows, may be able to take a nap! 

… be friends with Dr. Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory or Dr. Temperance Brennan from Bones?--not sure of either doctor really, but I think I would prefer/rather the show Big Bang Theory. i like to laugh :)

**what would you rather do?**


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Currently this Wednesday...

happy Wednesday to all :) what is currently going on in your life? tell me about it and join this link up here. i just love the blog name...Harvesting Kale
so currently the prompts are--reading, loving, cooking, avoiding, and laughing. so currently...

--i am READING blogs and Twitter tweets. i have a twitter now and i am @noruby...i always return the following favor :)

--i am LOVING my new found self-confidence, Twitter, and this site called Bubblews. with Bubblews you get paid to write/blog about anything your heart desires. you get 1 penny per view, comment, like. you also get more views up to 20 (so 20 cents) per social share (they give you a button that does it all for you and all you have to do is add the hashtags as you see fit) like on Facebook or Twitter or your blog. the more followers you have the better and yes, it is just a penny per each item, but it adds up and it is passive income. you are already blogging anyway, head on over and post it again on Bubblews! Sign up HERE!

--i am COOKING chicken, stir-fry, veggies, rice and juicing. just trying to get ready for the week

--i am AVOIDING pulling out my MCAT books to study. i am just not mentally ready to do it yet, but i need to before they change the MCAT in 2015 and add that pesky biochemistry to it.

--i am laughing at the commericals for why you should have cable TV, they are quite funny. you do not want to end up as the "fisherman with the fat face" b/c you had no cable so decided to go on an exotic trip...yes, that commercial. 

*what are you currently doing?*

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

All about 3

hey all! happy Tuesday...hope you all are staying warm, it is cold even here in Florida...yikes, they say we could get up to 2-3 inches of snow. wow! speaking of THREE that is what our coffee chat is about today...THREE (3). 
Time out for Mom

i am not too sure how to approach this topic, so i am just going to list things that generally come in 3's (i am generally not a fan of odd numbers, but 3 is one of them i can handle)
--the 3 little pigs
--goldilocks and the 3 bears
--rankings--small, medium, or large, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, gold, silver, bronze (olympic games coming)
--3 kids
--a child at 3 years of age is doing a lot and communicating and becoming a person
--if you score a 3 our of say 5, you are usually average
--the 3 musketeers
--the 3 scrooges
--3 ice cream flavors--vanilla, chocolate, strawberry
--a group is usually 3 or more people
--the strikes and your out (baseball) and the law too in a way
--3 wishes (usually in kids stories)
--reduce, reuse, recycle (environmental 3)
--you usually give someone 3 chances before calling it quits
--THIRD (3) time is a charm
--3 tier cake (wedding)
--3 stone ring
--I love you! (3 words that mean SOO much)
--YES (a three letter word that can bring hope)
--the 3 wise men (biblical) and on the 3rd day Christ rose

wow! 3 is everywhere. what are some things you think about when it comes to 3? would love to chat with you about it!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekly Wishes...

since Monday Quiz about me is on a break this week, let;t talk about my weekly wishes. this idea came from this neat blog The Nectar Collective. (i should really do this link-up more often)
The Nectar Collective

my wishes this week are...

--i wish to continue to be positive in all things
--i wish to get 1 more blog follower...i am one away from 100 (i am at 99) who will be lucky #100? :)
--i wish to continue to work on my health and perhaps loose 2 pounds this week
--i wish to try something new. i have been in a cooking mood so who knows
--i wish to have a good week although it is going to be cold her in Florida...can you believe we are expecting 2-3 inches of snow? what?!?! this is the "south"
--i wish that all will be safe in this cold storm period
--i wish to have more and improved  confidence in myself
--i wish to be understood better this week and forward

**what are your weekly wishes?**


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hey there Beautiful :)

happy Sunday! it is time for Sunday Social--make-up edition!
Sunday Social

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
--i was a senior in high school. i wore it first to prom. i wore lip gloss as my first make-up around middle school

2. What are your top 3 favorite beauty products?
--chapstick, lip gloss, bronzer

3. What is one makeup product you don't leave home without?
--chapstick/lipgloss. i cannot do dry lips

4. What is your daily beauty routine?
--do not really have one. i get up, shower, and then i make sure i put lotion on my face or shae butter b/c my face can be dry and then throw on some bronzer and lip gloss. literally less than 5 min total. oh,  i must have some body mist or perfume on...always!

5. What is your favorite hair/makeup product you've discovered in the last year?
--the fact that you can use kitchen products to replace pricey make-up products such as cinnamon can be used as a bronzer. so much cheaper than bronzer and smells yummy too!

**how do you stay looking gorgeous?**


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sunday Stealing Ask Me

hey to all! Sunday Stealing here...doing it on is a time zone thing!

1:What was the last argument you had about?--what to eat (was not really an argument)

2:How long is your longest relationship?--29 years with myself :)

3:What is something not many people know about you?--i do not like odd numbers. seriously like if i had 3 kids, i would try for a 4th on just so it can be an even number. 

4:Two truths and a lie. Go.--i am a girl. i love asparagus. i work at a college 

5:Do you believe in fate/destiny?--yes

6:Where is somewhere you’ve always wanted to live?--closer to my loved ones. i would also like to live in Atlanta, Georgia or Savannah Georgia
7:Has there ever been a song that made you cry?--yes, Butterfly Kisses
8:Do you jump/scare easily?--depends where i am at. sketchy area...yes 

9:Which birthday has been your favorite?--the ones i had during my years in college 

10:Have you ever been pulled over? Arrested?--pulled over, yes. arrested--NO!!! and it needs to stay that way!!

11:Have you ever been to a fortune teller?--no 

12:What’s your favorite series of books?--i like Fear Street by R.L. Stine, but now i like Beth Moore (religion) and 50 Shades of Grey Series.

13:Who is someone that you think knows the most about you outside of family?--my friends near and far 

14:What is the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?--this nut from Africa called MonkeyNut. it is a cross btwn a banana and coconut. 

15:List one of your quirks.--i make weird facial expressions a lot

16:State 1 bad habit of yours.--i worry A LOT! 

17:Has a scary movie ever given you nightmares?--no 

18:When was the last time you got your hair done in a salon?--years ago...again college time. now i have short hair 

19:What was the last thing you did with your friends?--go out to lunch 

20:What’s something that you like to do that others might see as weird?--i like to go to thrift stores and the dollar tree 

21:What was the last trip you took?--to Texas for a family friends daughter's wedding...i need a vacation!

**come play along!**


Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday 4, Happies and Crappies, Finding Beauty

happy Friday! So glad it is here and what a surprising day it was!

Feeling Beachie

--SURPRISES always makes me HAPPY
--If one song represents how I feel right now it is COUNT ON ME BY CECE WINANS AND WHITNEY HOUSTON
--I feel OKAY about making New Year’s resolutions.

Happies and Crappies

The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up

--a good week
--good communication again with all
--pleasant surprise occurred this week!
--continued weight loss
--pay day ;)
--going to meet with near by medical school to get some info and see if it is the right path for me

--tummy issues
--lack of sleep
--procrastinated with work a bit
--room is a mess so gotta clean it :(


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Would You Rather and Lovely Thursday Blog Hop

happy thursday! well, got a few things today such as the Lovely Thursday Blog Hop with Her & Nicole
 and some fun would you rather questions with Innerworkings of the Female Mind

Would you rather… since i am a few weeks behind...

… have one wish granted today or three wishes in ten years?--right now, one wish granted today. i have had a lot of recent health issues, so i would wish that it would just all go away and to never have these eye issues or stomach issues again. i figure if i am healthier and feel better, my other wishes will come true!

… be rich or famous?--rich, i figure if i was rich for whatever reason, fame will generally come with it.

… be super strong or change into animals?--change into animals. you know that expression "to be a fly on the wall" i would turn into a fly and go listen in on conversations/event. i would be a fly FBI...haha!

… have an extra hour of sleep or have $40 given to you free and clear every day?--i will take the extra $40 a day please. it would sure help out with lunch, gas, and maybe a little extra in savings for me each week! that would be an extra $280.00 each week...maybe this should be my one wish granted (hahah!)

have a job as (your favorite’s celebrity) assistant or president of prestigious university?--president of a prestigious university! i would make a good president of a school. working at a college now, i have thought about becoming a Dean of some department or could happen!

… have a private jet or a private island?--private jet; then i could fly to a private island or anywhere in the world :)

… own a polar bear or a penguin?--i would want a penguin, they are SOO cute and i think less likely to bite or harm me as a polar bear might. now, a baby polar bear...too cute!

**what would you rather do?**


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Currently Wednesday

happy Wednesday! i am really liking this Currently Link-Up with Harvesting Kale.

the currently words for this link up are... missing, wanting, loving, preparing, regretting

--currently i am missing my aunt and loved ones
--currently i am wanting a vacation and sleep
--currently i am loving writing and my body
--currently i am preparing my goal list and plans
--currently i am regretting eating that large sandwich b/c now i am not feeling that well.  

**what is currently going on on your end?**


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday Coffee

happy Tuesday readers... have you had your morning coffee yet? let's chat :)
Time out for Mom

this week we are going to talk about "trends" so...

"I would like to see ____________ trend disappear in 2014."---my, there are SOOO many where do we begin?
 --justin beber trend needs to go
--being aloof to basic and world events need to go (it is not cute to be stupid)
--not caring for the life of another human needs to go (we have had so many shootings at random for no needs to stop)
--texting the person that is literally right beside you. you have a mouth and some vocabulary, use it. what happened to having a conversation with your mouth and not your thumbs to text?
--wearing what you want trend needs to go. know your body and your size. wear close that fit, not so tight that we see everything that maybe should have been hidden. my father has always said that if it takes two to help you put it on, or you need to jump up and down or lie down so you can zip...IT DOES NOT FIT!!!

here is a question from on of the blog hops...Q: if you could hang out with any celebrity , who and why he/she would be?

it would have to be the up and coming new actress from 12 years a slave Lupita Nyong'o. she seems really neat and folks say we look alike :) will let you all be the judge of that. hey, maybe i can play her stunt double or something?? feel free to tell the appropriate people so this can happen!! :)

some other hops/link-ups...


Monday, January 20, 2014

MLK Day and Monday Quiz

Happy MLK Day! A day of service and remembrance. Keep the dream alive! Here is this weeks Monday Quiz About Me with Acting Balanced:  

1. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Do you have a favorite MLK quote?--"faith is taking the first step when you do not see the whole staircase"

2. When was the last time you didn't listen to good advice?--haha, too many to count! as would say as early as a few hours ago ( i just felt my way was better!)

3. What show or shows do you wish was still on TV that ended or was cancelled?--all the good clean shows, i am kind of tired of everything be reality tv now. i like some of them, but i would like to not have to go to PBS to get something educational to watch.

4. What is your personal anthem or theme song?--"count on me" by CeCe Winans and Whitney Houston

5. Are you more of a procrastinator or a "get-er-done" kind of person?--i am such a procrastinator...shame on me, i am getting better with doing things in a more timely fashion for non-work related things.

do not forget about this neat link-up here with is Funday Monday!


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Social--Let's be Friends!

hey readers! welcome to Sunday Social again. these are always fun! hope to make a new friend or two this time around! cool new pic now :)
Sunday Social

1. Top 3 favorite kinds of food
chocolate, white cheddar popcorn, and beef jerky

2. First 3 things you do in the morning
pray, go to the bathroom, and shower

3. Last 3 things you do at night
pray, plug my phone in to charge, and read on my kindle fire

4. 3 TV shows you NEVER miss
days of our lives, real housewives (any season i can catch on Hulu), law and order svu

5. 3 places you want to visit
Australia, China, and The Grand Canyon

6. 3 people you can always count on
my family (mom, dad, brother, aunts and uncles), my significant other, and my bff Mariesa

**your turn!**


Saturday, January 18, 2014

6 words and Stealing Sunday on Saturday

happy Saturday readers! hope it is a good one. not going to lie, i want to get out and do something...i am kind of bored. well, blogging it is for now.

"intimate conversations are surprising, but fun!" 

yep, it sure was a surprise for me, but i enjoyed them and learned a lot. the things i did not know :)

Last night is the theme this weekend...

Did anyone call you last night?--no, i was on Facebook last night and chatting does that count?
How late were you on the computer last night?--well past midnight (again chatting!)  
What did you have to eat last night?--the rest of my lunch from earlier at work  
Did you watch any good TV shows or movies last night?--no, just the news  
Did any news items stand out to you last night?--a few, but i did not buy anything. need to save  
Did you go out last night?--no :( i really wanted to though  
What was the weather like last night?--it was cold  
What was the last thing you said last night?--yep, it is late, goodnight 
What time did you go to bed last night?--around 1:30 am

**how was your night last night?**


Friday, January 17, 2014

Find Beauty, Friday 4, and Happies and Crappies

it is Friday! yea! and a 3 day weekend so double yea! i am linking up with a few folks today so here we go.... and welcome post 380!!

Italy is beautiful, ah to go back :)

Don’t you love when you get to spend HOURS DOING NOTHING!
I wish there was a were MORE HOURS IN THE DAY but I would settle for THE ABILITY TO NOT PROCRASTINATE.
When I hear the word CARE I always think of LOVE
  My dream IN LIFE is TO BE A MOTHER
--good communication for most of this week
--being told i look like an actress Lupita Nyong'o this blog post HERE
--all files caught up at work
--saving some money
--eyes are improving day by day
--tummy issues
--still job hunting
--feeling like i am running late to everything :(
--no real quiet time


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Boys Behind the Blog/Link Ups

hey Thursday! it is link up crazy day today!!! first off we have...Boys Behind The Blog with Stephanie at Never the Same Spice Twice
Never The Same Spice Twice

oh, here is the boy :)...hey little brother!
and his answers...

1. favorite movie of 2013--Mandela and Winnie movie, just saw it in December of 2013 too!

2. favorite movie quote--"life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get"--can you tell he LOVES chocolate? no shame!

3. favorite type of movie--comedy, i like to laugh

4. new year's resolution--to graduate and do well this last year of college.

5. finish this sentence: "this year i will...--graduate and go on a cruise as my sister's gift to me for graduating! (sister better start saving and booking this cruise!)

some other link-ups today are:
Lovely Thursdays Blog Hop

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Happy Kids, Inc


Wednesday, January 15, 2014


hello Wednesday! middle of the week...we can make it. so as you know i love link-ups so here is one for your Wednesday and this one may be a keeper too! i found this linkup through one of my blogging friends i follow--Innerworkings of the Female Mind and the link up is with the blog Harvesting Kale

 here are the prompts...resolving, anticipating, eating, making, remembering...

--currently i am RESOLVING to not have weekly arguments about anything petty. stop, think, take a deep breath, believe and smile. 

--currently i am ANTICIPATING a phone call and my bill statements to come in so i can begin payments.

--currently i am EATING plain chips with half of a subway sandwich on whole wheat bread at the office. hey, half for breakfast, other half for lunch :).

--currently i am MAKING progress with my eyes and weight loss :).

--currently i am REMEMBERING my aunt and happy memories of my loved ones.

**what are you "currently" doing?


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday Coffee Chat

happy Tuesday! grab your favorite cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate/hey, even diet coke works and stay awhile! today's Tuesday Coffee Chat is about Change--what is one thing you will do differently in 2014??

hmmm, so, this year i plan to trust more. that is really it. trust goes a long way. it can help solve and put many things into place. learning to let go of the past and keep it there will aid in gaining and keeping trust. i see myself as a forgiving person, not to be confused with forgetting, but i do forgive. i give chances...many sometimes to a fault. i want to and will trust in people and believe that everyone has some good in them. i have decided to look at it this way...what is done in the dark/not with good intentions will always come to the light at some point. it may not be now, or it may be now, or it may be 10-20 years later, but all in all, it will come out. be kind to others, appreciate them, and give the virtue of TRUST again!

other blog hops today are...

hope you link up with a few or ALL of them!


Monday, January 13, 2014

About Me Monday & A Link-up

happy Monday. another we go!

so here is some more info about me, with this Monday Quiz About me at Acting Balanced

1. It's International Skeptics day - what are you skeptical about?--i am skeptical about all these weight loss pills and drugs and diets. really, just eat right, listen to your body, and exercise and you should be fine.

2. Wednesday is National Hat Day - what is your favorite hat?  Do you wear hats often?--i like hats. i really like the big floppy ones you can often get on a cruise. i do not wear them often unless i am on a cruise or at the beach :)

3. What one movie or two would you say should be on everyone's must see list?--12 Years a Slave! Plus they just won the Golden Globe for Best Picture :)
4. If they were going to make a reality show about your life what would it be called?--it is not that complicated, but i would rather be traveling!

also, there is this awesome Link up with Still being [Molly], she has the cutest outfit all today too :)



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Social #84

it is Sunday, so time for Sunday Social.
Sunday Social

let's learn about you and why you blog?

1. name of blog and how long blogging--my blog is Eloquent Rambles and i have been blogging consistently for a little over a year now.

2. why do you blog--it helps me with my writing and i have met some neat people. also a form of  a journal for me. i just adore link ups and blog hops!

3. first blog ever followed--it was either Jen @ The Adventures of Our Army Life or Leisure @ Piece of Happiness. both reached out to me to say hello and gave me some sponsor space on their blogs

4. favorite 2013 post--hmmm, they were all relevant to a point. my favorite one is probably the end of the year recap one :) ---> HERE

5. blogging goals for 2014--to write something daily, to host or co-host a few blog hops/link-ups, and to take the time to comment on more blogs than just my usual. we all love comments right?

6. to 3 favorite blogs to follow: well, i like them all, but i will have to go with the first 3 that reach out to me in the blogging world and helped me out.

--Jen @ The Adventures of our Army Life (who has an awesome spirit, kind words to say, and running all over the place--i see a full marathon in your future soon!)

--Leisure @ Piece of Happiness (who is about to have a sweet baby boy any day now!)

--Alex @ Munchkins and the Military (who just announced that baby # 3 is coming!!)


Saturday, January 11, 2014

6 word Sat and Stealing Sunday...

it is Saturday and you know the deal...

6 word Saturday...

"green juicing, healthy but not great"

yea, i am green juicing. it helping me out i feel, but the taste is well, not the best. but i close my eyes, and drink it and feel my cells get all happy with the nutrients. what do you do that you know is healthy, but not really the best in taste or another feature?

Stealing Sunday... The Fast Dozen Meme

--What is the last book that you passed on to someone else to read?--a book about juicing

--The one song you secretly or not so secretly want to sing at karaoke?--i want to sing "get here: by Oletta Adams
If you had to pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?--Olivia (i love Law and Order SVU, so Olivia is after Olivia Benson :)

--What do you wish your administrator or boss would notice?--my boss does a great job in recognizing her staff, now just wish she had the power to give pay raises! 

--What is your biggest pet peeve?--being ignored and not appreciated

--What holds you back in pursuing your biggest dream?--a bit of fear and some self doubt in my ability to go back to school for a Phd. working to have this fear and doubt go away

--Why do you think you are a lovable person?--b/c i care, a lot sometimes too a fault, i listen and i give MANY chances but that is just me :)

--If every day had an extra hour in it, what would you do with it?--sleep (zzzz)

--The last song you turned up in your car or house was?--well, it was the whole 21 Adele album

--What is a secret talent you may have?--i can make crafts like rings, earrings, wreaths etc. i just lack time to do it :(

--Your favorite thing to do outside when it's not too cold out in the winter?--take a walk along the beach or run

How do you respond if someone asks you an inappropriate or nosy question?--i usually just give them a strange look, but answer it as i have nothing to hide.