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Sunday, October 26, 2014


hi readers! happy Sunday. let's do some Sunday Stealing and talk about books :)

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1. Favorite childhood book?--Goosebumps and Fear Street books by RL Stine
2. What are you reading right now?--50 shades of Gray and some healthy eating and stress management books
3. What books do you have on request at the library?--none at the moment. the only thing i use the library for now is to borrow dvd's...sorry :(
4. Bad book habit?--well, i hunt for FREE kindle books for my e-reader and get at least 5 per day.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?--nothing again, just dvd's there. they are fairly current with their selection too!
6. Do you have an e-reader?--yes and i love it!
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?--one at a time.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?--yes. they have just changed in general because of life. i really do not read as often as i should.
9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?--my textbooks. i really do not get them sometimes
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?--50 Shades of Gray
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?--it depends. if it is a good book i will read it
12. What is your reading comfort zone?--mystery and self-help books (diet, health, how to)
13. Can you read on the bus?--not really. i can do a magazine on the bus. at times if i have to take the bus, i will pretend i am reading to be left alone :)
14. Favorite place to read?--in my bed the bathroom
15. What is your policy on book lending?--i do not. since most of my books are e-books, i just pass the link on to them to get it or shoot them a message when it is FREE.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?--yes! but now i just use a pretty ribbon
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? needed. my Bible has lots of margin notes.
18. Not even with text books?--all the time with textbooks. easier than taking notes
19. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?--biography books. too me at first, they were just too boring. depends who the biography is on i guess.
20. What makes you love a book?--usually the title now and the brief description of the book. yes, i judge a book by its title. if it is a catchy one, it will peak my interest. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fill in the Blanks

hi readers! happy friday! so no product post today. it is feeling beachie time with Hilary and co-host me! love coming up with questions and answering them. this is such a fun link-up and the answers are never what you expect.

Feeling Beachie
The statements:
Tomorrow I am ____ with____
Does anyone live in ____ if so_____
People sometimes ________
It is okay _________

My Answers:





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rasberry Ketone--A Review

hi readers! here is another review on a product that is said to be good for the body and aid in weight loss too :) who would not like to lose a few pounds...right? 
this product has so many immune boosting ingredients in it that have recently been discussed about in the media such as raspberry ketones, african mango, acai berry, kelp, and green tea extract. all good for you and all help in weight loss. the packaging is nice and can easily be found and ordered on amazon. the pill is easy to take and it is a 2 month supply. i am not sure i am feeling better yet, but i am not feeling worse and with all these good and powerful ingredients and antioxidants, something positive has got to be happening in my body right?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Product Review--Organic Green Tea Powder

hi readers! i am changing up this blog post a bit and i am going to do a little review about a product that i got to try. it is this one here below: Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics 
what a unique product this is. great for that extra energy boost and you dose of green tea without drinking large amounts of it. a scoop will do you just fine. i really like that is organic too, makes me feel safer about using a product. it is full of antioxidants and you can tell. it was so easy to use, you just add it to your drink, smoothie (my favorite) or your baking products for an extra boost of "healthy". if you like the color green, this is a great product for you too!

**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.**


Monday, October 20, 2014

Memory Monday--First School

hi readers! happy Monday :) hope it was a good one. same ole craziness on my end. i am telling you my work environment is something else lately. oh well, let me think of some good memories with these meme, Memory Monday, with Retired not Tired, w/the theme being My First School.

oh school. how i loved it so much when i was a kid. all my friends were there and i did not know or care about how the food taste. square pizza and cupcakes and milk in the plastic bags that you poked the straw in. chocolate milk was the best and you ALWAYS got 2 :) my first school that i can remember after pre-school that i remembered was Durrance Elementary. i rode my bike to school and there was a little short cut bike trail that all the kids took (safe times back then) my mom or dad would watch me ride my bike as fast as i could until i vanished in the wooded short cut trail. i would get to school and lock up my bike with the combo that i so carefully memorized. i liked my teachers, friends, and classes. i did well in school. my best and favorite subject was science. the activities were fun. playground time was fun and i remember my PE teacher's name was Ms. Hershey...yes, like the chocolate brand Hershey. she was fun and nice and let us go outside to run around and play kickball...after we ran a lap around the field while she was in the shade. hmmm, why was she always in the shade? overall my first school and school in general was a great experience and though we moved a lot being military, i still had a good time. 


Sunday, October 19, 2014


hi readers! what is currently going on in your world.? here is a fun little game to play to get your writing juices flowing and thinking about what is currently going on with you. here are some theme words: **currently i am...appreciating, feeling, looking, regretting, up with Harvesting Kale to see what others have currently going on. also, i am in search of a new Sunday link-up or blog hop to join. thanks!

--appreciating life and all it has to bring and offer and the fact that my meds are working.

--feeling a bit overwhelmed with sorting out my area...there is A LOT of stuff to go through! YIKES!! 

--looking at my computer screen to type up this post, and the junk in my area.

--regretting not figuring out how to use my meds correctly sooner.

--playing around with what to pack for a upcoming trip. 

**what are you currently doing?


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Travel Meme

hi readers! happy Saturday! speaking of travel with this Meme, mother is getting ready to travel overseas so we are having her brother over to help, so should be some good quality family time :) here is the meme here on Sunday Stealing...

Let's Talk Travel Meme --Ok let’s talk travel, do you like to travel? 

Where have you been?--lots of places. militaty child so we travel a lot. almost all 50 states, italy, tunisia, sicily, some areas in africa, belgium, england, france

Next place you want to go?--the carribean

What is something you MUST take with you when you travel?--snacks and my camera

How do you like to travel? (mode of transportation)--not picky. recently, i like cruise ships. everything is there right at your fingertips

With someone, or alone?--would be nice to go with people other than my family...for once :) friends, significant other, just me and the brother.

Do you dance in your car when there are other people with you?--no, just sing along loudly

If you're quiet what does it mean?--that i am upset

Favorite scent?--clean earthly, linen scents  

Favorite store? --anywhere with a sale  and bath and body works

Say you wanted coffee.. what kind is your favorite?--iced coffee  

Favorite kind of pizza?--thin crust supreme

Do you get embarrassed easily?--not really, i can usually make a quick joke out of it or laugh along 

Do you mind people asking you personal questions?--not really

You have a tank of gas, $50, and the day off… what do you do?--stay home and sleep!! my tank is full. or go and visit a friend or two 

Favorite tv show? --law and order SVU

Song you turn the volume up all the way to listen to?--any song i like

Something you keep in your car?--my sunglasses. they are so easy to forget and driving towards the sun is brutal

 Highlight of your day?--talking to loved ones and finding a sale 

 Something you do everyday that you wish you didn’t have to do? --clean the toilet and cook

 Do you mind if people just show up at your house unannounced? --not really

What do you do when you disagree with someone? --hear their side and then just let it go.

Do you enjoy rain? --yes, when i am indoors

Who’s your favorite person in the whole world… besides me?--other than my family and significant other this gal here :) she is so going to be my Maid of Honor at my wedding. love her and she is just so much fun. although we are not in the same state, we always just pick up right where we left off. her family is precious too!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Over Coffee

hi readers! let;s have some coffee and here are the things i will tell you over coffee. i am linking up with A Mama Collective to share with you all.


--over coffee you would probably hear about my update on my eye surgery. forming a of the side effects of the procedure. but i can see and i am driving again.

--over coffee you would hear about how things in the work place can take a turn for the worse when you say something that you thought was a joke to someone and they take it all wrong....regardless of them knowing that you joke a lot and meant nothing by it. note to not joke.

--over coffee i would tell you how excited i am to be taking a couple of days to go to Destin to relax and learn in a conference.

--over coffee i would tell you that lately i have been doing some product testing from Amazon and it is really a lot of fun

--over coffee i would tell you work has been super quiet and slow. where are all the students?

--over coffee i would tell you that it really is time for me to look at improving myself by going back to school and working on that PhD. 

--over coffee i would tell you that i really am a nice person and i do forgive easily, even if you have hurt me as long as we talk it out and understand why it happened, i am good to go and will still be your friend. i just want the same back in return, but i guess it is not the same for everyone.

--over coffee i would tell you that i am sure worried about my mother's planned overseas trip with all the viruses going around and such. she is not worried, but i am and i do pray for her safety.

**yep, you would get all of this over coffee :)


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blah Day

hi readers! well, today is just a BLAH day. ugh. really wish it would get better. going to be rambling. i am tired, worried, my tummy feels weird, and i am feeling like i am being ignored at the office. i said hello/good morning and i know you heard me b/c others did and responded, but alas you did not. i am done trying. the next time, if there is one, it is on you to speak first. i get the hint. grow up! on the bright side, i got my travel for a conference i am going to approved and i am hoping to enjoy myself on the nice beaches of Destin, FL :) come on end of the month!!!

*Do not forget about the Let's be Friends Blog Hop each Tuesday!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Memory Monday--First Home

hi readers! happy Monday! let's go down memory lane with this new link up...Memory Monday with my friend and host Retired NOT Tired. 

hmmm, this one is interesting for me b/c technically i do not own a home yet, so i do not have a first home, but i will talk about my parents home which in a way is my home too :) being a military family, we never had a first home until recently when it was closer to retirement from the Navy for my mother and she knew where she was going to settle down. then came the purchase of my mom and dad's first home and i guess mine too. it has been nice and so far we have had it for 10 years. it just so happened that the last duty station she did was the place where she wanted and did retire in so buying a home made sense. it has been nice to have a home and not have to move every 3-4 years into a rented home or apt on the base. i never did have the family/childhood home growing up, but the memories were still the same and made in our rented/on base homes. 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

LAST Sunday Social :(

hi readers! happy Sunday! so this is the LAST Sunday Social :( sad, yes! but, something new is in the works for November so stay tuned. we are going back to day 1 of 2 years ago with this last social :)...until November!
Social Sunday

1. How did you come up with your blog/username name?--actually i just realized that i like to ramble a lot and folks have said i speak eloquently. thus the name for my blog...Eloquent Rambles.
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?--the friends you can make, the challenges, blog hops, link-ups etc. you can join, and coming up with things to write. i enjoy reading others as well.
3. What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now can’t live without?--a sense of self and the fact that i tend to express myself better with writing sometimes. i also like reading the comments and advice i get on a post.
4. Facebook or Twitter? Why?--Facebook. i can connect more with people. i love all the fan pages i am a part of and it has incorporated skype which is nice to video chat with friends. i am still new to twitter.
5. If one celeb read your blog, who would you want it to be?--Lupita :) some say we look alike and it would be so neat to have her read and comment too and we can see if we are long lost sisters! :)
6. What is something you want people to know about your blog?--that it is a fun and safe place. i love to get comments and i do reply back to them. it is just a simple blog about things that interest me and my life. come join me and let's be friends :) <3


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Feeling Beachie and Sunday Stealing

hi readers! hope all is well :) how was your week? let's have some fill in the blank fun and do some meme stealing too.

The statements:
Today is ___
_____ is little ____ about____
To have a friend you must____
I wish I had____ in high school and not____

My Answers:

Who were you with yesterday?--my co-workers at work

 What woke you up this morning?--my alarm first and then the sun

 Where are you?--at home in my bedroom

 Is tomorrow going to be a good day?--it better be :)

What’s on your mind RIGHT NOW?--understanding why i may have lost a friend even after i said i was sorry and i thought the was over with since it has been over 8 months

Do you listen to music every day?--the radio in my car

 Are you a fast typer?---yes

 Whats your favorite type of soda?--diet

Have you ever won an award?--yes

 Are you listening to music right now?--no

 How long ’till your birthday?--9 months...i am a July baby!

 Do you use ebay to buy or sell?--no...i do not get it and i hate bidding

 Who makes you mad?--ignorance and people who lie

 What do you do when you’re mad?--vent a lot and then just stay quiet and think and avoid the person

 Do certain songs make you cry?--yes; Butterfly kisses is one of them

 Are you usually a happy person?--usually

 What makes you the happiest?--being with people that appreciate me

 Do you believe in yourself?--yes, and i need to be doing so more often!


    Wednesday, October 8, 2014


    hi readers! here is what is "currently" going on my end. what about yours? happy Wednesday! thanks to my friend Alex from Munchkins and the Military for this post idea :)

    Currently i am...

    READING e-mails and blogs
    WRITING e-mails and this blog post and comments on Facebook and writing up some reviews for products i have tested.
    LISTENING to not too much right now but the sounds of random conversations from those in the student center at the office
    THINKING about life, what to do the day and why my tummy is feeling weird. 
    SMELLINGa mixture of air freshener and what is coming off as bananas
    WISHING i could be at home and sleeping a bit more while still having my bills paid...ha!
    WEARING a brown shirt with leaves on it and black pants (work attire)
    LOVING all the new shows out this Fall season...Scandal, Blackish, How to Get Away with Murder, Law and Order SVU
    WANTING to lose some more weight
    NEEDING to see some people other than those at work and a vacation!
    FEELING ignored by those who i thought were my friends at work. i guess that is why they have been refereed to as "work friends". having friends in the corporate world is tricky.


    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Tuesday Coffee Chat Snacktime: Salty or Sweet

    hi readers! happy tuesday! let;s have some coffee and chat :) mmm, snacks. who does not love them. i go back and forth, but now i am more of a salty person. bring on the chips, beef jerky and popcorn. i guess my sweets come in the form of a diet coke and chocolate, but that is it. i used to love cake and cookies...not as much anymore. i guess i am growing up.

    Tuesday Coffee Chat Snacktime: Salty or Sweet





    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Sunday Social

    hey readers! happy sunday! hope the week was a good one. mine was busy, absent fromt he blogging world and hunting for sales. i found quite a few. other than that, not bad and well, i am back for least for the week.  let's get social with Sunday Social.
    Social Sunday
    1. What is your favorite month and why?--i like the holiday months of November, December and July as it is my birthday month.
    2. What is your favorite holiday and why?--thanksgiving and christmas because of all the food and family. all the yummy dishes come out then.
    3. Are you getting the new iPhone, or are you more of an Android person?--i am an android girl. i used to have apple, but with all the phone company things and ways to get you to spend more etc, i just went Android as it was much cheaper than apple. who spends over $700 on a phone?
    4. What is the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received from someone?--all of them are thoughtful. i will have to say my heart necklace means the most to me right now.
    5. What is something you can’t wait to splurge on?--i am good for now. this year thus far has been one of spending. i have bought a new laptop, some new e-reader and a car. all good prices, but i have splurged enough.