31 Day Challenge-Day 29

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Things I want to do before I kick the bucket….

  1. I want to travel to as many places as I can all around the world.  I have started my journey this year by making my way to Puerto Rico in October. 609148
  2. I want to write at least 5 books that I self publish.                     Related image
  3. Making everyday a celebration of living.  I want my family to see me happy everyday and enjoying life. I want my kids to remember me having fun with friends.having-fun-free-clipart-13
  4. Getting an RV and going on a road trip with the family.  The last time we went the five of us on a trip we drove in a car 7 hours from Florida to South Carolina.  We didn’t like the drive there but the trip was one to remember.  I am thinking if we had a bigger vehicle we will be good.

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That’s it for my bucket list…stay tuned for Day 30 tomorrow…

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31 Day Challenge-Day 18

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What I am afraid of? Most people are afraid of heights, spiders or being hurt by people. For me, it’s gets a little deeper for me. I have watched a lot of my friends and family members get sick and die so if I had to be afraid of something…it would be losing my ability live my life. I have so much fun interacting with the world and seeing what it has to offer, so for me to not be able to do that anymore, it would sadden me. I know I have a purpose in life and I am not going to waste it feeling sorry for myself and the limitations I may have.

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I have to endure many things as far as my health has been concerned in the last 4 years and I am finally getting to the point where I am comfortable talking about it in an open forum. Support from others who love you is important and taking it one day at a time is key.

In my daily life I struggle with:

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Osteoarthritis throughout my whole body along with Fibromyalgia. I have 3 herniated discs in my back along with degenerative disease so my range of motion is very limited to walking and stretching. I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to a work-related injury. I suffer from high anxiety along with ups and downs. I have to keep my blood pressure regulated along with dealing with headaches on and off. All of these things seem very major right now but for me, I am able to live my life accordingly and when that is not an option…I am scared when it isn’t.

Live your best life now, don’t waste it.

That’s all I got for you today…I know this one was a tear- jerker but I promise tomorrow you will laugh…lol

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31 Day Challenge-Day 14

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Every woman knows that her purse and handbag is the most important thing she carries and it is very rare we relinquish our bags to anyone unless we are on a top secret mission called SHOPPING, then the men in our lives or our children have to keep our jewels safe. Most women carry purses, I don’t all the time…I think it just too heavy and will weigh me down. But when I do carry a handbag, it only has the necessities.

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This is my handbag for the formal outings, on important appointments, road trips and most importantly the bag to hide all the snacks and beverages for the movies…shhh.

These items below are what I say are my everyday stuff..

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Wallet with I.D. and other cards, sunglasses to keep me looking cool, gum and Burt bees lip gloss for fresh breath and juicy lips , planner and calendar for appointments, prescription eye glasses because I’m blind, change purse for my coins, pens to write with, Motion sickness pills for when I get nauseous in the car or on a plane and lastly lotion for my ashy heels and legs.

Well that’s all I got until tomorrow….stay tuned for Day 15 and don’t forget to:

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31 Day Challenge-Day 9

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     Hey Hey, so this is Day 9 and one of my favorite topics is here!! Piercings and Tattoos are one of the most beautiful ways of expressing who you are and what is important to you.  So lets get started….so I have only 2 piercings….

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     I only have two piercings, one in each year.  These are very significant because I got these when I was 40 years old.  I couldn’t get my ears pierced at a younger age before 18 years old so I kind of got used to not having it so I didn’t get it done.  My mom and I were at a jewelry counter last year and we were looking at earrings and she said “Why don’t you get your ears pierced?” So I did it, it hurt for like 60 secs each ear but I am glad I did it!! My mom was so proud of me. I love wearing all kinds of earrings now especially hoops…it goes with personality.

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Right now , I have 5 piercings to date. Each one of my tattoos has a significant meaning behind them.  Most of my tattoos have my kids names on them.  The Phoenix is representative of the University I attended and got my college degree.  The butterfly and long tiger represents my freedom to live life and being able to go after what I wanted.  I am waiting to get my 6th and final tattoo…..

 

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     This is going to be 6th and last tattoo…I drew this myself. 

Check out my post on body art to get more in depth about the story about my tattoos click MMMoffamilyentertainment link below:

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    So while I have you guys here, I wanted to recommend a cool lady to follow who I met who loves to talk about piercings and tattoos!!  She runs a Blog and Facebook group.  She does Guest post, Coaching and offers other services. Introducing….

Britt Kascjak

  • Alternatively Speaking Image result for finger pointing left This is her Blog, subscribe and follow her for great tips on tattoo and piercing care.  
  • Unapologetically You!!  Image result for finger pointing left  Join her Facebook Group here if you are Blogger or writer looking for inspiration and tips. 
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  • In the works right now for Instagram Community Image result for finger pointing left Share your best Instagram post on her Facebook Community and she will share it in the community.

  TIME FOR WHERE DID I GET MY INK, SHOWING SHOPS SOME LOVE!!

Atomic Tattoos

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Located in Lakeland Florida at 2405 S. Florida Ave.  I drew this one myself also…they did an awesome job!!   

Ink Spot

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Located in Kissimmee Florida at 4775 W Irlo Bronson Hwy. They did a great job!!

Tiger Tattoos and and Body Piercing

    They did such a great job with my Tiger, that I went back to get my Phoenix after I graduated college.  My daughter actually drew my Phoenix bird for me…she did a great job. Located in Kissimmee Florida at 4145 W. Vine St.

And last but not least…my very first tattoo

     I can’t remember where I got it because I got it so many years ago in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.  I also created this tattoo myself.

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Okay, so It says piercings too, so let me give credit to:

Walmart Jewelry Department

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The lady who did it, did’t cause me pain but my holes are not even…OMG.  My own neighborhood Walmart here in Lakeland Florida…lol

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Stay tuned for Day 10…tomorrow!!

 

How high can I go?

Hey hey guys, its LaFrieda, and I have been working on something that has got me so excited!! I love challenges and I am going to tell you guys what my next challenge is. I am challenging myself to get 500 followers by my one year anniversary of my blog which is in September!!

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I need your help!!

If you are a entrepreneur, blogger, inspired individual looking to advertise for free and get exposure, all you have to do is subscribe to my blog and Dm me your subscriber name, Thats it!!

I love helping and inspiring others and want to include everyone in my journey.

My blog has been nominated for Sunshine Blogger Awards twice and I have just been excepted in the organization of empowered women called P.O.W.E.R. Check out my latest blog post on Autism.

 

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My weekend as a Queen…trip to New York City

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New York City...home of the Yankees, Statue of Liberty and the birthplace of rhythm and blues- Harlem.

   This was my second visit to New York.  I visited in December 2017 with my beautiful daughter Briana, who celebrated my birthday with me and got to experience for the first time New York city in the winter time.

 

  I left for New York on May 24, 2019 on Delta airlines, which there was a delay in take-off due to a gasket that needed to be replaced.  These planes come equip with in-flight movie and television selections and also complimentary drinks and snack of your choice.  I was able to capture the CitiField  baseball field when landing in New York.

 

When I arrived, I had to call my hotel for a shuttle, which was very convenient for me not having a car.  I stayed at the Extended Stay Suites in Queens.  It was located in flushing and the hotel was very nice. I didn’t get to do sites because of the distance, if I did get around it was Lyft and ordering through Grub Hub.  I f you ever stay in New York..stay in the city..it is less expensive and you can travel by subway like me and my daughter did the first time.  

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The next day, I was getting ready for the highlight of my trip..The Valerie’s Women’s Empowerment Group 1 year anniversary Gala!!  It was exciting to meet so many women who share the same heart as I do for others.  This group has been apart of my daily life since last year and the women who made it all possible and getting such incredible women together is Valerie Padilla.  She started this group May 25, 2018 and wanted to make a difference not only in women’s lives but help those in need in her community.  Check out my post in Getting Real section called ”You are a Queen today and everyday…women-empowering-each-other-2019″

 

  I had such a great night with all these ladies.  Everything was so elegant and beautifully done.  We all ate, drank, cried, danced, laughed and hugged alot.  I was so overwhelmed by how much everyone loved one another in sisterhood and lifted each other with touching speeches and memorable moments.

A heartfelt moment where I hadn’t even got out my seat and I started crying…..

 

Loving yourself and others unconditionally…Priceless” L.S

  Valerie gave out many trophies to her Queens that were close to her heart and this is me receiving mine for being that women who inspires her and continues to do wonderful things for others. It is truly amazing how self-less she is and how many lives she’s touched

The Guest of honor Queen Valerie wears many hats but she wore her crown that night….

 

She is a dedicated mom, wife, sister, best friend.

Women’s Empowerment 1-Year anniversary Gala Group photo.

 

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   In leaving the party, I had some difficult getting my Lyft driver to pick me up in front of my address…which I couldn’t figure out for the life of me but I had these two ladies that helped me out tremendously and I thank them so much!! That is what women supporting each other is all about.

 

  The next day I was so tired but nothing is going to stop me from coming back.  I am so looking forward to what is next on journey…and the story is to be continued…..

 

Check out this group on Facebook clicking here Valerie Women’s Empowerment Group

Also on Instagram by clicking here Valerie s Women Empowerment Group

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Visit the city of New York with Times Square, Yankee and Mets Stadium, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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Awards night with fellow bloggers 2019…Take 2

  OMG…..I am so overwhelmed this week!! I have been nominated for the second time for the Sunshine Bloggers Award!!!

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  I was nominated by this blogger, her name is Mrs. Ski.  She loves anything outdoors from plants to herbs and spices and even nature life with the animals.  She can show you how to become one with your environment and take advantage of the green scenery.  I want to start growing veggies in my backyard and hope to learn alot from her.  Continue reading about her on her blog site -click here Outdoor with the Ski’s

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The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award received by fellow bloggers who feel that their peer exhibits the character writing of one who inspires and expresses positive messages throughout their blogs.

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  • List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site.
  • Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about their nominations

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Questions from Mrs. Ski

  1. Why do you love blogging?  I love to write about my experiences and share them with the world.  I believe that if one writes down in words and express their feelings about things, share ideas and go on adventures with others, it is very healthy for the mind and soul.
  2. What is your favorite hobby besides blogging?  I love to travel.  Wherever the wind wants to take me to I try to go.  I like experiencing new things and meeting different people and cultures.  I wish I had unlimited funds but hey you only have one life…live it up!!
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Well, right now I am working on finally using my passport and travel to Puerto Rico with a group of wonderful ladies.  This will be my 1st time but if I wanted to just go on vacay for a week all-inclusive Hawaii for me!!
  4. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog?  I am a mom of three teens, wife and blogger full-time.  I recently retired after 23 years of retail after being disabled.  So I take care of my family and travel when I can to see the states.  My blog was inspired by my family of 5.  We are such a close family, not to say we don’t have our battles but I tend to write alot about our entertainment such as music, movies, sports in Florida and common everyday things that make me so proud of my family.  I also feature bloggers and entrepreneurs to add a business side to my blog to inspire others who want to find their passion.
  5. What is your favorite season?  Since I live here in Florida, we only have one season HOT….lol  What I can tell you is that because my wedding anniversary is in April, I love Spring…its the season of love for me.
  6. How often do you post in your blog?  I usually go in spurts and pull an all-niter where I will schedule at least 4-5 new posts per month depending on what is happening that month.  This week I worked on 5 posts and that will probably be it until the end of the month.
  7. Do you love blogging?  Most definitely!! I am avid in writing out my experiences and love to share with people.  I especially love when I post something that sets a light bulb off in someone’s head or makes them feel special and inspired after reading it.
  8. What is your favorite type of food?  I don’t have a favorite type but I am very picky when it comes to what goes in my mouth.  No room temperature, No legs on it or feet, Not the color of puke and it has to be neat on my plate otherwise I don’t even give it a second look.
  9. What got you started blogging?  A couple years ago I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and I needed an outlet to give myself a purpose for getting up in the morning.  I’ve had alot of family tragedies over the past few years and this seemed to make me happy.  Today, I am doing so much better coping and my blog pieces have inspired and I have made countless amount of people happy.
  10. How did you choose your blog name?  Well, my blog is inspired by family entertainment so I knew that had to be in it.  Next, the topics I talked about had to have music and movies in it.  I had to come up with another M to describe my life of excitement and chaos at the same time so I came up with  M-music, M-movies and M-madness of Family Entertainment.
  11. What is your least favorite chore?  I do not like Nagging.  It seems that all we do daily is tell people to do the same thing over and over and they act like they are listening.  I have to add that to tasks to do daily on top of chores so I count that as a chore.

The Bloggers I have nominated for:

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  1. Garf – Morning Side Fit
  2. Paloma – Wander Through
  3. Brenda, Andrew and B Dish Our Town
  4. Elena Toma Beauty Magic Box
  5. Cindy Moore Cindy Goes Beyond
  6. Gina Smith Living the Smith Life
  7. Christine King Christine King
  8. Life, Travel and Soul Life Travel and Soul
  9. Christy Adventures of a Mom
  10. Ene Abah Belle Tammy Blog spot
  11. Paul McGinley Mr. Anything Goes

Questions for the Nominees:

  1. What is your favorite time of the day to eat?
  2. Who do you most credit for the success of your blog?
  3. If you could change one thing you did yesterday, what would it be?
  4. If you had to live in one climate, which one would it be Hot or Cold?
  5. Do you like to cook?
  6. In your travels, what was your favorite place to visit and why?
  7. What is something you are dreaming about doing in this lifetime?
  8. Have you ever been to all 50 states?
  9. What was the best thing that ever happened to you?
  10. What is your favorite cuisine?
  11. Name one thing that inspires you when you blog?

Thank you everyone for being so inspiring.  I love all these blogs for the passion for traveling and living life to the fullest!!

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Dropping to second isn’t bad….Rays verses Yankees fighting all the way

On Sports in Florida….

   Tampa Bay Rays are now in second place after losing the last game against the Yankees which are their number one competition.

Eastern Standings:

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  Tampa Bay Rays has 2 secret weapons to close out games…but lately whether it be postponed games, rain outs or just previous poor pitching, they have not been able to fully utilize their pitching staff. I call them “The Double-Mint Twins”

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On the bright side…The Rays has been on fire with home run hitters..here are the star players…

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Brandon Lowe– (10) home runs for the season, Yandy Diaz-(9) home runs for the season and Austin Meadows-(9) home runs

Game stats for The Rays…

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In the last game, The Rays really got shaken up when one of their hitters Daniel Robertson got hit in the face by pitcher Chad Green during a fast ball.  He is going to be okay and Chad Green respectfully was removed after that pitch from the game.  We don’t know if this was retaliation from a bad hit to one of the Yankee hitters in a previous game or not but these guys need to stay focused and remember what the ultimate goal is to make it to THE END!! Good Luck Tampa Rays in the next 20 games…hopefully you will get right back on top!!

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Flat Stanley….visits Florida 2019

  Hey everyone, so for the last couple of weeks, I have been working on a project called Stanley.  Stanley was introduced to me by my niece who is 7 years old.  Her class was given the assignment to send one of their family members in another state Stanley to visit them and participate in activities.  Meet Flat Stanley….
  Yes, he is Flat! Some of you may remember the story of Flat Stanley and how he became flat.  He has done so many adventures in his series of books. Check out his books at Flat Stanley Books.
  I decided for this project to make his adventure into a PowerPoint Presentation…which was such a great way to put everything together.  Below Flat Stanley can tell you about his trip to Florida!!

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  I decided to let my niece talk to Stanley after 2 days to make sure he was okay…he loved seeing her from Ohio.

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   So that’s the story of Flat Stanley in Florida!! We enjoyed him and had so much fun…until next time on Flat Stanley’s adventures….check him out by clicking link at Flat Stanley Books

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Under Pressure….It isn’t easy being a Rays player

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Tropicana Field located in St. Petersburg, Florida is home to our own Tampa Bay Rays!!

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Our starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays: Ji-Man Choi, Kevin Kiermaier, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, Daniel Robertson, Tommy Pham, Guillermo Heredio and Austin Meadows

Pitcher Tyler Glassman was 4-0 until last night when he was pulled from game 22 against Boston Red Sox after pitching his limit.  It was devastating to the Tampa fans that we would pull our best pitcher out after losing 3 consecutive games in a row. This game was lost by 1 point.

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Catchers Mike Zinino and Fernando Perez:

AL East Standings: W/L

  1. Rays           14/8rays logo
  2. Yankees    11/10yankee logo
  3. Blue Jays  10/12blue jays logo
  4. Red Sox      9/13red sox logo
  5. Orioles       8/15orioles logo

Following MLB Tampa Bay Rays baseball……check out the website by clicking below:

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22 games so far and these are the results…..Tampa Bay Rays versus…..

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4/8-4/10 chicago logo W 5-1, W 10-5, W 9-1(Guaranteed Rate Field)us-cellular-field

4/5-4/7 giants-sf-logoW 5-2, L 4-6, W 3-0 (AT&T Park)Att park

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Visit Tampa Florida…where all the excitement is!!

To all my sports fans…Good luck with your teams!!

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