God Inspired Christian Clothing Line

It's Finally HERE!!!! The Wait Is Over!!! GOD INSPIRED Fashions Christian Clothing Line has finally LAUNCHED!!!

Have you been searching for fashionable, trendy, high quality clothing that revolves around God and spreading His word? Well your search is finally over!

Our Mission with God Inspired is to spread God's word EVERYWHERE!!!! We want to get God's word back in schools, the workplace, and ultimately all over the world. Our clothing will make is easy for Christians to share their faith and God's word. GI clothing will help believers identify/ connect with other believers encouraging fellowship and support!! Help start a revival, spread the word change a heart.

Our clothes are for men, women, and children. We have chosen bold bible verses to feature on our products from high quality denim that resemble that of popular brands such as MissMe, True Religion, or AG Jeans to the popular neon denims and button up shirts, blazers, and much much more. Check out our clothing and accesories here: God Inspired Fashions

I'm No Angel Audio Book Has Launched

Hey everyone!!! I have some exciting news....

I'm No Angel book now has an audio version thanks to Blackstone Audio, Inc and downpour.com.

I am so excited about the new audio book and that it is now possible for people to listen to my book in the car, while at home, or virtually anywhere!

And there is more exciting news... Thanks to downpour.com The first 25 people using this code ANGEL002 (expires 7/15/13) can download my audio book for free here http://bit.ly/12C4wCm

So, If you want to be able to listen to I'm No Angel book you can check it out here http://bit.ly/12C4wCm

Thank you all for your continued support!

Image is an illusion... here's what photoshop can do.

The effects of photoshop and makeup. The magic behind the scenes....

In my book, I'M NO ANGEL, I talk a lot about the illusion that is created for the public to see in magazines and ads. I tell all of the secrets that take place behind the camera to create the not so real images that you will see on your computer screens or in catalogues. Makeup, hair, and photoshop can make a HUGE difference in the way someone looks. They can make your waist smaller, thighs bigger etc. some of these pictures below show the befores and afters of models and actors with and without makeup and photoshop. The differences are huge and I think it's important for girls to know that they don't have to feel pressures by the media to look a certain way. You will never be able to live up to these images. I can't even live up to the images that have been photoshopped to "perfection" of myself because its not REAL.

Waists smaller, Bust bigger, Eyes wider, Skin flawless, Tan skin, Smaller nose, Whiter teeth.... AN ILLUSION.
Girls.... please take the pressure off of yourselves. You are beautiful the way God created you, REAL. unphotoshopped, Natural, unique, special, worth far more than rubies.

Just For Fun... Honeymoon Pics

Throwback Thursday... HONEYMOON PHOTOS!!!
Mikey and I have been married for four years now and everyday I only love him more!! One of my favorite things to do is look at our photos from when we first me to when we got married. Our love story is all because of the LORD :) and His purpose! I pray that I honor Him in everything that I do... especially in my marriage!

Can you guess where we are at ??? :) DISNEY WORLD

Thank you Lord for blessing me with such a loving and gracious husband....

I love staring into his eyes :)

next stop St. Lucia!!!

swimming in st. lucia

You can read about our love story in my new book I'm No Angel :)

Why I deleted my Facebook. My struggle for attention.

My struggle with facebook...
I want to share with you a very real and destructive struggle I used to have. This struggle of mine lasted for many years and I was unaware of the toll it was taking on my heart. Thankfully God revealed to me what I was doing and why it was such a harmful trap. This was my struggle: I used to use Facebook to get attention, to find value, and to feel "liked". It all started by me posting self pics of myself. Whether they were mirror shots of my entire body or head shots of me where i was holding my phone up to take the picture. (Im sure you are aware of these types of photos on Facebook) As people began liking my pictures, i began craving more likes. Soon all i cared about was taking pictures of myself to post on Facebook and get more likes and comments from people telling me I looked pretty. I began craving the attention. I began wanting the attention of people on Facebook more than I wanted God's love. I started placing all of my value in what people thought of my photoshopped and "perfectly" posed for photos that I posted. When I would post photos in more immodest outfits I would get more likes and that started to become a struggle within the struggle. I slowly began losing my self value and confidence because all of my value was placed in getting likes and none of it was placed in Christ. I was also disrespecting my husband by seeking the attention of other men on Facebook.

By Gods grace, He allowed me to see what kind of destruction had been taking place in my heart. He showed me that I would never be truly happy or confident if I was placing my value in these worldly things. He showed me that if I wanted to grow more in Him I needed to remove the thing in my life that I was making an idol.
My Facebook. So I deleted my Facebook. I needed to cut the thing out of my life that was taking my attention away from Christ. The thing that was a temptation to me. Once I deleted my Facebook and deleted that idol I drew closer to God. I became more secure. I stopped comparing myself so much to others. There was no longer a temptation to get attention by posting pictures of myself and God continued to work on my heart. I still don't have a Facebook to this day and I am so much more secure not having one. The idol had become so big in my life it was causing me to not see Christ and it needed to be removed from my life so that I could grow in Christ. I believe it all came down to a heart issue.

Romans 8:5-8
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Is your mind and heart looking to please the people of the world or your savior in heaven?

What are some of the struggles you have had with social media?

How I got rid of ALL of my cellulite. No exercise necessary.

Cellulite... The pesky little thing we just despise

I used to have quite a bit of cellulite on my thighs and even some on my tummy! Even though I try to stay in good shape and was thin when I had the cellulite, it was still something that I longed to get rid of!

My cellulite started popping up on my thighs around the age of 15... And I continued to get more and more over the next couple of years. I started working out more thinking I could get rid of it that way. It didn't work. I tried lotions and creams that promised results... No luck!


By the time I was 19 ALL of my cellulite was GONE! And I wasn't using any of the creams and I wasn't working out very often. So what happened?

I cut a few things out of my diet! And those are the things that I believe are the culprit for that pesky cellulite. I don't believe that cellulite is caused by over eating or even eating too many carbs. I believe that it is caused by artificial ingredients and flavors that are added to foods...

All I simply did was cut out foods and drinks in my diet that contained these artificial additives. 
Things like:

-cereal... This was the biggest thing that needed to be cut from my diet and it has been the number one thing that I would recommend to everyone to cut out. Cereal used to be one of my favorite things to eat on a daily basis. My health has improved SO much since I stopped eating cereal. It has been a HUGE factor in cellulite reduction as well as tummy fat reduction. It also helps with fatigue, quicker weight loss and many other things. Cereal is one thing I will not feed my children when I have kids unless it is cereal with 5 ingredients or less. All of the cereals that you will find at the local grocery stores have tons of ingredients and most are genetically modified and artificial. 

- diet drinks... Diet soda, zero calorie drinks, sugar free drinks. 
Believe it or not, the diet sodas and drinks at Starbucks & other coffee shops that are "skinny" or "sugar free" are actually worse for you than the regular sugar drinks. Why? Because the lower calorie sugar free ones contain aspartame or artificial cancer causing,cellulite forming ingredients that are artificially made! My favorite drink used to be the caramel macchiato... Until I looked at the ingredients in the syrup.. Now I order a drink that just uses whole milk and normal sugar!

- chewing gum... I stopped chewing gum when I was 18... One of the main ingredients in almost all of the gum on the shelves is ASPARTAME... A chemical known to cause cancer and one that I believe causes cellulite

- candy and sweets that say naturally and artificially flavored.... You can see it right on the front of the package or it will be listed in the ingredients.

So with these few cuts I was able to rid myself of all of my cellulite. I didn't stop drinking soda though, or chewing gum altogether, and I still eat sweets and candy. I just choose the ones that aren't artificially flavored or the ones with aspartame listed in the ingredients. 

My husband and I found naturally sweetened chewing gum at the health food store that is good and there are TONS of sweets and candy bars that don't have all of the pointless artificial ingredients in them too. You just have to be more aware of what is listed on the ingredients. 

I didn't cut these things out until I was 18 and by 19 I was cellulite free. 

And here is how I know my cellulite was not caused by eating too many carbs or sweets: those that know me and my husband know that we LOVE coffee ice cream. we eat a tub of Hagen Daaz coffee ice cream at least twice a week. There's only five ingredients in it and none are artificial. We also drink NATURALLY sweetened coffees and sodas on a daily basis, and we both LOVE cookies and cake that i make from home with normal sugar! We eat tons of pasta (my hubby is Italian and a great cook) There's the proof that ice cream and carbs are not the culprit for cellulite. 

So, if you've tried absolutely everything you can think of to get rid of those ripples... And they are still sticking, maybe you can give my method a try! I'm no doctor or certified health guru, but it worked for me and some friends that I know ;)

Let me know how it goes for you if you try it! 

What are some of the things you've tried to get rid of cellulite?

((All pictures were taken from pinterest))

5 ways to deal with getting bullied

5 ways to Deal with Bullies

When I was in school, I constantly got teased & bullied. I got called anorexic & bulimic all the time. People would say I was hideous & too skinny. I would come home crying to my mom everyday. I was so miserable and felt like an outcast among my classmates.
As much as I would cry and wish things were different, the kids continued to call me names. This is a huge part of my story and I talk more about it in my book, I'm No Angel.
That was before I knew Jesus.
Had I known of His great love for me at the time, I may not have let the thoughts of others affect me so much. (But that's the beautiful thing about it, right?)

 I now know that He loves me unconditionally no matter what. He finds me beautiful everyday. When the world tells me I'm not good enough by their standards, He shows me that I'm more than enough to Him. We will only be on this earth with people who tease us for a short time but we will spend eternity with our savior who loves us. Once I realized that, it was easier to let the words of others pass through me and not hurt me. Jesus sees us as more worthy than rubies. Having dealt with bullying for multiple years I now know the pain that it causes. Here are my tips for dealing with bullying in school.

1. Jesus accepts you and loves you. You are worthy in His eyes. Once you realize and appreciate His great love for you, it will be easier for you to see yourself the way He sees you. I encourage you to focus on how accepted you are in Christ rather than finding acceptance in the people of this world.

2. Pray... Prayer is powerful!!! Anytime I am feeling down, hurting, or am confused I just pray. I bring my anxieties to the Lord. I lay my hurting heart at His feet because I know that He is loving and knows what is best for me. Praying for the heart of those who are teasing you is also an amazing way to find comfort.

3. Treat everyone around you with love and kindness. Even the kids who are bullying you. It's incredible how much your heart changes and how you will view life differently when you treat people who desire to hurt you in a way that is against the grain.

4. Get involved with a small group at church or a group of girls who you can "do life with" and who can encourage you. We were made to have relationships for a reason. I have a group of women at church who have been so amazing in my life and who I know I can turn to in times of trial.

5. Forgive. This one is so important. We have been forgiven for our sins even though we do not deserve it. Jesus asked Gods forgiveness for the men who were murdering him as he lay nailed to the cross. If that doesn't show the importance of forgiving others I don't know what does. There is healing in forgiveness.

Whenever I'm struggling with others saying bad things about me, I rejoice. Because of these verses:

"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12)

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."(Matthew 5:10)

And always keep this on your mind The Lord may be allowing you to go through times of hardship to make you stronger. To help you grow as a person.

I'm thankful I had to deal with people who wanted to hurt my feelings because there was a purpose for it. Gods good purpose. To make me a stronger, better person. Who can now help others.

How have you dealt with bullying?

What are some of the bible verses that help you in times of trials?