Catching up on Life

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The past couple weeks have been such a whirlwind!  This is the first weekend we have been home since Easter. This week’s thoughts on Thursday is an update on what’s been going on these couple weeks!

Don’t you love the thumbnails that You Tube picks for you! Haha!

I need to get caught up on posts. I have my Appomattox recap that I need to get written, plus a guest post that I need to start. Blogging is just a never ending job!

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Thoughts on Thursday 5

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As I’m looking over my blog tribe I noticed that there is so much self promotion and not enough helping. When SITS did the tribe challenge sometime last year I tried to get my group involved, but none of them made any effort to reach out to other tribe members. So fast forward to late October or maybe early November. I decided to make my own blog tribe on Facebook. It’s a good group of bloggers, but for the most part there’s just posting blog links and conferences they are going to or organize. I wanted a group where I’d be able to ask questions, get advice on life issues, and other non blogging things. Anyways, on to my video:

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Thoughts On Thursday 3

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Welcome to Thoughts on Thursday 3 on Monday! We vacuumed Thursday so that took up a lot of my time. Then, I went to film using my camera and my batteries were dead so I had to charge those. Friday through Sunday I take a break to collect thoughts and recharge for the week ahead! Anyways, here’s my Thoughts on Thursday!

I’ll have my notes on Thursday so I won’t seem as if I’m struggling for something to say!

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30 Day Journey to a Fulfilled Life- A Review

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I was given the opportunity to read and review  a free advanced copy of an e-book called My 30 Days’ Journey to a Fulfilled Life by Ifeoma Samuel. If you are interested in reading you can find the book on Amazon starting Sunday!


In the book Ifeoma discusses what it takes to live a fulfilled life with God by your side. In each chapter she discusses ways to invite God into your every day life. Not just on Sunday!

Ifeoma Samuel ebook cover (1)At the end of some of the chapters are practical questions. These questions help to put the lessons into your every day life. Having God in you every day life is very important. I’m always looking for ways to make time for God and I think this book is a very good way to help you ask Him into your home. It is definitely a very easy read for someone that doesn’t have a lit of time. The chapters are very short and I know that’s helpful for some people. You can read the whole book at one time or read a chapter a day.

I have learned a lot from this book and I hope you check it out so you can learn more about walking in life with God!

Thanks for giving me the chance to review your book Ifeoma! I really enjoyed it! God Bless you and your family!

I have not received any compensation for this and all opinions are mine.

Thoughts on Thursday 2

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Hey y’all! Another Thursday/Friday since I’m finally getting this linked up after midnight on Friday! I had such a terrible time with my uploading this week! My video would get to 67% uploaded and then just stop! We have been having slow internet connection this week. Anyways, Today we are just talking about whatever! Have a great week and enjoy the warmer weather! =)

You Might Not Know

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Have you ever wondered what makes up the randoms of the RCGG? I thought it would be fun to share a few things you might not know about me!


  1. I love Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, and Vivien Leigh. My favorite movies are Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Rebel Without a Cause, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  2. I’m 32 years old and I still sleep with a teddy bear and my baby blanket. My teddy bear is a purple bear that Mr. RCGG gave me for Christmas fourteen years ago while we were dating.  I named him Purple Bear because he’s a purple bear. Go figure right? Haha!

  3. Mr. RCGG and I will have been together for fifteen years this October. We were married 3 years ago this July. We share an anniversary with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

  4. I am still friends with the ladies from the July 2012 month board on the wedding website The Knot. I planned our wedding with these ladies and now we have a group on Facebook where we share recipes, stories, and just life in general. We have become very close over the past three years and I’m looking forward to seeing their families grow over the years.

  5. I hate going underwater. I was involved in a disaster of a canoe trip as a child where we flipped over. I went underwater and almost drown with the current of the water.

  6. I collect cookbooks, plaster cats, nativities, lions, Wizard of Oz, key chains, ornaments from trips, nail polish, flip flops, books, and Jim Shore figures.

  7. I bought my first pair of Toms shoes last month and I love them. They are so comfortable. I can’t wait to buy another pair soon.

  8. Blogging is sometimes stressful. That’s why I go without posting for days at a time sometimes. It is a lot of work just to publish one post, but I love it and I will continue to blig even if I don’t see a lot of numbers. I don’t do it for popularity though. I love writing.

  9.  Someday we will live on a beach. We love Jekyll Island, St. Simon’s Island, Savannah, Charleston, Amelia Island, and Hilton Head Island. We don’t care where it is just as long as it is closer to an ocean.

  10. After an illness, the first thing I want to eat is frozen burritos. I know that’s not exactly healthy, but it is something that I have been doing since I was a little kid.


I love Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, and Pioneer Woman. I think I have learned just as much about cooking from these women as I have from my mom!

I’m an only child. Mr. RCGG’s siblings aren’t in-laws to me. They are real siblings.

I love baking! My favorite thing to bake is monster cookies. I use my grandma’s recipe and it makes a ton of cookies. I also like decorating cakes. That’s something that I haven’t done in very long time, but want to get back into soon!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little better! I’m looking forward to reading more about you! =)

Calvin Klein Reveal

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I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are mine.

Calvin Klein Reveal

Calvin Klein Reveal is a  new men’s cologne with a fresh scent with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Mr. RCGG thought it had a beachy scent to it and I smelled a warm, but soft musk! I’m not huge fan of musky colognes. They just smell heavy to me and then that scent just lingers for the rest of the day even after you have washed it off.

It has a bit of a salty note to it so Mr. RCGG was right that it had a beachy smell. The other fragrance notes in this cologne are crystallized ginger, and vetiver.  I had to look up the definition of vetiver. Here’s how Merriman-Webster defines it: a tall perennial grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) of southeastern Asia cultivated in warm regions especially for its fragrant roots which are used especially in woven goods (as mats) and in perfumes

So basically this cologne does have a beach salt air scent to it as well as an exotic playful scent.  Reveal is strong, but not too strong. I kept smelling it on my shirt after I hugged Mr. RCGG while he was wearing it!  Haha!

Reveal will be available at Macy’s Department Stores in April! I would recommend getting it for the man in your life! You won’t be disappointed.

Thoughts on Thursday 1

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Hey y’all! Wow! It has been awhile since I actually posted something! I have had a bit of writers block over the past few weeks, so I have been a little scarce. Well I’m hoping that this block is over because I am ready to go!! Haha! Today, I’m joining my friend Jen from JVKom Chronicles for Thoughts on Thursday vlog link up! Each week there will be a prompt on what to vlog about! Since this is the first week the prompt is a get to know each other style!

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Jen and I met through House of Rose’s Stop and Smell the Roses vlog link up and I am so glad! We have become such great friends over the past year! I consider Jen to be my blog bestie! Haha! Anyways, if you are coming from the link up here’s my video where you can get to know the RCGG a little better! =) If you are coming from elsewhere then please watch and go check out the other vlogs and join in on the fun next week!

Thanks again for hosting the Thoughts on Thursday link up Jen! I’m looking forward to vlogging on a regular basis and meeting some new blog friends! Please let me know you stopped by from the link up by leaving a comment! I’m excited to hear from you! =)

Stream of Mind

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Sometimes, I’m at a loss as to what to actually write about. I think it has to do something with that it takes me so long to actually gather my thoughts when writing. I want the post to be perfectly organized, but it just ends up making writing harder for me! I love writing and I don’t want to make it harder than it should be! So, with that I’m introducing Stream of Mind. Basically it could be called a brain dump, but I didn’t want to call it that because it sounds horrible. Here’s what’s on my mind…


  • I’m watching the Australian Open. I used to not be interested in tennis, but I find it fun to watch now that I started playing occasionally. I’m not a huge fan of the Williams sisters, but I’m kind of pulling for Serena to win the women’s final. Although I would like to see Madison Keys win as well. Too bad I’m watching them play each other right now!

  • I really like Star Trek Deep Space 9. We have been watching it on Netflix over the past few months.

  • I’m starting Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred as soon as I get it. I bought it on Amazon yesterday along with season 7 of How I Met Your Mother and Mr. RCGG’s Valentine’s Day gift.

  • Speaking of Valentine’s Day… I have been trying to figure out something fun to do for Mr. RCGG and I think I know what that is now! I’ll post about it next month since he reads my blog sometimes! I don’t want to give away the surprise too early! Haha! Sorry babe!

  • I want to be on a beach right now! I’m so tired of this back and forth warm then cold weather! I want to be walking along the beach and playing in the waves.

  • I have been looking for a cute workout headband so that I don’t have to keep borrowing Mr. RCGG’s. I bought him a couple of Under Armor ones for Christmas and he says he doesn’t mind me borrowing one, but I’d like to have my own anyway.