Veteran’s Day 2019


Ephesians 6:11 (CSB): Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil.

To all my brothers and sisters,

I wish a Happy Veteran’s Day to each of you that served and are currently serving the country.  Welcome home to those just coming back from a tour of duty.

Why I Posh

My darling sister works hard both in studying for her college degree, taking care of her children but also educating people on the products of Posh and how to properly care for your skin.

my adventures as a mom

Why am I reblogging about skincare from Perfectly Posh? Why am I writing about Posh so much? Being a part of the Perfectly Posh team, Team Poshtopia means I can stay home and concentrate on my school while taking care of my kids. It means that I’m available if my son is having a rough day at school and if either of my kids is sick. It means I don’t have to call out of work or leave early. Things are tough for kids these days. I enjoy being there for them. I enjoy the fact that my daughter can be a girly girl and not put harsh chemicals on her face at 8 years old. It means I can teach her young how to care for herself.  It means my son with environmental/seasonal allergies can also use the products. He can also learn to take care of himself and…

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The Perfect Skincare Routine For Morning & Night — Poshtopia

my adventures as a mom

Skin care can be so confusing. Cleansers, toners, serums, creams, primers, masks, and more! Where do you start, what do you need, and does order matter?

via The Perfect Skincare Routine For Morning & Night — Poshtopia

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H(Cr)appy holidays

Please stop by and visit my dear brother Martin’s 2018 year post.

Mavadelo's mindscape

Hello my friends and followers

Here I am after a long time, wanting to give you all an update on my life.

as you know my wife is disabled, This started about 15 years ago and until about a year ago this was a stable situation. Although things didn’t improve, they didn’t go worse either. Well… that changed dramatically. Last winter and spring Lijda got more pain in places she never had them. Her joints mostly but also stomach and headaches. We kind of brushed it of as a flu type of thing and carried on as always. Then suddenly around June Lijda woke up one morning asking if I could help her to the toilet. I was unable, there was not a single muscle working in her body and most worrying of all, she was bloody hot and I am not talking looks.


So I called an ambulance. When…

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I’m Sorry…

My dear readers I’ve been feeling like I’ve let y’all down this past couple of months, and I apologize from the bottom of my heart. Truth be told I’ve been in to much pain to type. However I think I found a solution. I’m thinking of doing a podcast for the blog. What I need from you are topics you’d like me to talk about.

To Prayer! To Prayer! To Prayer!

Calling All Prayer Warriors!

A childhood friend of Snowie’s is in great need of prayer.  Thad has stage 4 stage 4 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue that has already metastasized to the right and left lymph nodes.  Please take a few minutes and read about him and his struggle; his friends have set up a GoFundMe page.  Even if you cannot contribute financially, please contribute prayers.

Life is Better with a Cat.

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.” – Mark Twain: “An Incident,” Who Is Mark Twain? Continue reading “Life is Better with a Cat.”

An American Rant

For years I was a proud conservative Republican. Today’s Republican Party has lost its way and has not done the business of the people. Today’s GOP is not the GOP I grew up with, they are a black stain on our Republic.

Approximately one year ago I left the Republican party and registered as an Independent. From many discussions and research, I’ve done I’ve come to realize that I’m fiscally a conservative but in most other areas I’m a moderate.  I’m a strong believer in our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

I took an oath many years ago to protect and defend our Constitution and no one has ever relieved me of that oath.  I take my duty as an American citizen seriously.  I’m also a supporter of the Convention of States movement going on to call for a Constitutional Convention.  Seeing as the Congress refuses to do the will of the people, we the people under Article X of the Constitution have the right to call for a convention.  We need to tell these career politicians that we are tired of them looking out only for themselves.  They are elected to the will of the voters.  It is high time that we place term limits on the House of Representatives and the Senate.  The President has term limits and that happened after the historic third and fourth terms of FDR, and I say it is high time that Congress is held to the same respect.

I’m all for legal immigration, I’m against illegal immigration, however I do agree with this quote from @FaithRubPol on Twitter: “As Lincoln said of slavery, so we should also say about undocumented immigrants. Both sides are guilty of not helping enough. Don’t make children pawns in a political game. Put aside politics and stop blaming. Just help.”

End of rant.

9th PastaPost

My good friend Phil and his wife Gerri have shared yet another amazing Italian Pasta Dish. Stop by Excuse Us For Living and see the recipe!

Excuse Us for Living

Ninth PastaPost

Pasta Manfredi


Phil & Geri



     Excuse us for living, but we can’t believe we didn’t share this superb pasta recipe yet! It’s so good and we have it so often on Friday nights! What were we thinking? Here it is! But first there always has to be a backstory that goes along with our recipes. That’s just the way it is! These recipes don’t just pop up into our heads. They evolve for good reason…at least to us!

A Size AlCrop

         Pictured here is Al Manfredi, sixth grade teacher, High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Al loved Italian food and bragged and bragged how good arugula was and how much he loved arugula, most likely in salads we guess. We didn’t even know what arugula was until I worked with Al at High Mountain Road School as his principal. It’s a…

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Well said June!

The Godly Chic Diaries

Everyday the world will drag you by the hand yelling, “This is important! And this is important!, You need to worry about this! And this!” And each day, its up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No, This is what’s important.” – Lain Thomas

As someone who religiously got up early from the age of about 6 to study for spelling tests, its really hard to accept anything less than perfection. I remember the first time I got 89% in a class test in Primary school. I bawled in front of everyone because it was less than 90% – needless to say they all thought me mad.

Thats the standard I’ve set my whole life, thats the stupid level of perfection I wanted to achieve in everything every single day. I’ve realised how destructive and unhealthy that is. Thats the thing about…

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Racism and Politics…Humans

Note from the management of Padre Tatro’s Study: Today I’m going to talk about two maybe three hot button issues. The biggest is mental health. We need mental health reform in this nation, more access to it and better treatment of those who suffer from it. I will also touch on racism and politics in this post so now that you know what is in store lets get on with the show.

Well, we all know about the current entertainment scandal involving Rosanne Barr.  While I think what she did was disgusting and filled with malice and venom, there is no excuse for racism.  While we are on the subject of racism…When are people going to wake up and realize there is only ONE RACE and that is the HUMAN RACE!!! (I intended not to preach so I’ll leave that alone).

Also since then, Barr — in addition to apologizing — has blamed her tweet on Ambien (Psychology Today, Fox News), and additionally blamed Dissociative Identity Disorder  {Also known as Multiple Personality Disorder…What is D.I.D? Here are some links for you to explore: D.I.D Research in DSM V., NAMI, Psychology Today, Cleveland Clinic }, (Larry King, ABC News Rolling Stone Magazine), that she says she has received 16 years of psychiatric help to cure (by the way there is no cure for D.I.D.) Rosanne needs to stick to comedy and put up her electronics at night. It is very hard to prove to a psychiatrist that one indeed has Dissociative Identity Disorder, so I do hope she is seeking treatment for it (if she has it).

The one question I have in this whole mess with social media… and it may just open a can of worms here…but why isn’t our president given the same respect that Valerie Jarrett is getting in the wake of this.  Hell why isn’t everyone in this world given the same respect?

Valerie is who crossed the line and made this political (Tone Starts with Him).  I’m sorry but the treatment of  Mr. Trump (Note Bene: I’m no Trump supporter) has received since before he even won the Presidential Election of 2016 is beyond contempt.

Tweets filled with vulgarity, comedians taking pictures with a severed head, etc… I’m sorry but having outrage over what Rosanne did is fine and dandy but when you do the exact same thing (Show Malice Towards Another) to someone who you don’t agree with,  there is something drastically wrong; in other words Two Wrongs Do Not Make A Right.   Now we know full well that Mr. Trump has his own issues with not thinking and Tweeting, so we don’t need to go fully into that.

Let’s give the President less negative attention and actually focus on what is wrong in our nation.  Like low wages, high costs of shelter/food/medical care/insurance/gasoline/oil…the list can go on almost indefinite.  We might just get a few things accomplished.

This country needs to take a deep breath, stretch and have a come to God moment.  We are all children of the Father.  We must treat each other like the Brothers and Sisters we are.  Just stop hating…stop the HATE…there is no reason for it.  Love comes naturally, and you have to be taught to hate.  I know I said I intended not to preach, but we know that is an occupational hazard for me. We must show love/kindness to each other…after all we have to live on the same planet so why don’t we just try to see each other as members of the HUMAN RACE and not spew hate towards each other.  Remember the Golden Rule (not He Who Hath The Gold Maketh the Rules, but instead Do unto others as we would want them to do unto us) and Pay Forward Kindness, Love, and Civility.

Remember God Loves You and So Do I!