GIRL POWER

Today is International Women’s Day!  

I listened to Marie Tv this morning where her guest was Dr. Tererai Trent. I wanted to share that out today because it moved me. As women we carry huge responsibilities on our shoulders.  Whether it is being a mother, a grandmother, or the head of our household. Whether we juggle 5 jobs or 25 jobs; we shoulder the world to take care of our families.  But often in taking care of others we bury our dreams. We silence the noise that is in our minds and bury what we want to achieve in our lives. We put ourselves on hold for the betterment of others.

Its ok to put our dreams on hold but there comes a time in our lives where we desire for a change. We desire for a new beginning, we desire to change the world in our own ways.  We want more out of life.  If you desire these dreams, if you can visualize yourself in a new light; those dreams can be achievable.  It may not happen overnight.  It may take years, but never give up the hope, never give up your dreams, never give up on yourself.  You were put here on this earth for a purpose.  Your uniqueness to serve for a higher good of all.

It often takes heartache to get to that place that you desire. People do not always understand the choices you make in life, but hopefully someday they will understand and love and respect you. Your lesson, your gift, your higher purpose to pass along to your daughters, your sisters, you’re girlfriends.

Whats your dream look like? My good friend Kelly said to me once ”WRITE IT DOWN”. Get that piece of paper out and write down your dreams, visualize yourself in that special place in your heart where all your desires come true.  Then walk in those dreams and soon they will become your reality. Love and Light, Jeanine on the Scene

Easy to Install Wine Glass Rack

This happened toward the end of my house remodel but I am so proud of having accomplished this that I decided to post it and then go back to the start of the remodel with tips and tricks.

I wanted to add a little dimension into my kitchen as well as utilize all the space in my small galley kitchen. Living in a small cottage, you really need to make every inch of space count. So in my research I found these:

The kit:

SMITCO Wine Glass Holder – Under Cabinet Hanging Storage Rack – Unfinished Wood Stemware Racks to Organize 12 Glasses (Double) – 11 Inches Deep x 20 Inches Wide – Made in The USA

The kit comes unfinished you so can paint it the color you like or just stain it to match your cabinets. I chose a gray finish to accent my mosaic backsplash.

Painted pieces before install
The 3/8″ block is perfect to measure in between each piece
Installed under cabinet

This was very easy to install using the block as a spacer and screwing into the cabinet. The only thing I did not use was the fillers for the screws, they looked bulky so I used some putty to fill the holes and painted over them.

Finished and wine glasses on.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Five Tips to Stick to Your New Years Resolutions

Its a New Year. Many of us start off with resolutions and fail to follow through with them. Here are my suggestions to being successful with your resolutions.

1. Make a list of everything you wish to accomplish in the New year. Then go through that list and pick your top five resolutions that you really want to achieve.

2. Post those resolutions in a few spots in your home so you see them in the morning, afternoon and evening. These reminders help to keep those resolutions in your mind. When you can imagine it, it will become a reality for you to see and feel.

3. See yourself already achieving those resolutions. Feel how good it is to have accomplished those.

4. Make a list of how to treat yourself for achieving those goals. Its the carrot to help motivate you. Treat yourself when you reach your goals. This can be as simple as a walk in the park. An hour away out of your day enjoying a cup of coffee. Something you never give yourself time to do but because your moving forward give yourself that pat on the back, you did it!!!

5. Make a certificate for yourself so when those goals are met you can give yourself the high five. Post it on social media to share with friends and family. It feels so good so share it. You deserve the cheers and well wishes.

Whatever your goals are this year, you can achieve anything you set your mind too. We have the power as humans we just have to believe. Trust in yourself.

May all your goals be achieved and remember to always stop and smell the roses. Life is a precious thing.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

How to Start 2019 off Right

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As we come to the end of another year, go back to January, get your calendars out and reflect on the things you have accomplished, the trips you have taken, the weekends spent with friends, family, loved ones. Write down memories of each month. You will be surprised at all that has happened to you in one year and all the great memories you have made. The memories that you have created for a lifetime. The little things, the big things and the in between things. You will be amazed at how much you have done and how far you have gotten in a year.So give thanks, be blessed for this life on earth and love whole hearted, spreading love and joy in the world.

Now get out those 2019 calendars, get organized and start planning for an amazing New Year. The world is at your fingertips, grab it. Re-organize those closets, give away items that no longer serve you to someone who is in need.  Start Fresh.

May 2019 be a year of blessings, gratitude, achievements and please spread love wherever you wander. A smile is worth a Thousand Words.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

How to find the Positive out of a Bad Day

We all have them right?  Those days that start off without a restful sleep. You toss and turn and your brain WILL NOT SHUT OFF!  You look at the clock and watch the time roll from 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 (OMG will I ever fall asleep).  You finally are able to shut your brain down around 4:30 and the alarm goes off at 6 am.  UGH UGH UGH!!!

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From this point on you have set the path for your day, wanting to pull the covers over your head and lose yourself in the sleepy slumber you missed the night before. You begin your day planning for the worst possible outcome. A sluggish day, non production and anxiety; where fear and ego take over and nothing seems to go your way because you have allowed yourself to cultivate the worst picture in your mind. Instead of this picture what would you envision as a perfect day?

So yesterday was one of those days for me.  I have had so many different ideas and projects going in my mind that it was hard for me to shut them off.  I continually analyze and over analyze each scenario. I make notes and more notes and spin and spin and spin.  Anyone else do that?  I went to bed feeling ready for sleep and then I woke up around 12:30 to start the whole process of what if’s, trying desperately to go to sleep.  I turned on my meditation app which usually helps.  I did fall asleep for a 1/2 hour but woke again in the tornado of my mind circling around and around a mix of explanations, advantages, disadvantages.  Well you get the picture; a train wreck! This led to a less than productive day filled with anxiety, depression, fears and just a blah day of self doubt and frustrations.  So I told myself “its ok” chalk this off as a day to just re-group and reflect.  So I stopped all my projects for the day.  I read a book.  I took a walk. I watched some programs on Netflix.  I turned off my brain for the day. I went to bed thanking God for allowing this day, knowing I could reflect on it tomorrow and see what the message truly was for me with a clear mind.

I woke up this morning determined to get myself out of my funk and be productive, to see why I had the day I did as they are all lessons to learn if we open up to receive them.  I went to the gym because exercise helps to clear your mind. There I envisioned what a good day looks like , a balance of organization to achieve my goals.

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Once you can see past the issue and understand why your day unfolded as it did, to  receive the resolution, then it all becomes clear. There is a reason for everything that happens in our lives.  There are many different paths to take. If we slow down and breath we can see the possibilities. We can reach the highest good for ourselves, but we have to listen and let go of our ego based fears and adjust because it is life. We have one to live so lets make it GREAT!

So when you find yourself in those sleepless nights that make for a not so productive day know this:  We all have them. Every successful person has good and bad days.  The difference is you can either focus on the bad day or listen and learn from your inner thoughts; to see why or what triggered those thoughts. To do whatever you need to to re-ground yourself, to re-center your mind to trust in yourself, but to also trust in the universe and God; whoever your higher power. They have your back.  You just need to ask, your never alone.  Let yourself off the hook to ask for help to reach your goals.  Choose again, infinite possibilities await you, change your thought.  Wishing you slumber and infinite possibilities.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene