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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter 2018--I am Blessed!

April 1st, 2018!!

It's April Fool's Day, but I haven't played any jokes on anyone, yet.  I haven't had time.

The Easter Bunny did show up at my house.



This morning, we had to be at church early to practice one last time for the Easter choir. Then I taught Sunday School.  Then we had service (choir included). Then we pied the Pastor! (I'll post the Facebook video of that as soon as I can!) Then lunch.  Now how to do some stuff before we head to hang out with the family for Easter!

We did a family pic at church with everyone who was there today... missing one!



Now... I'm writing!

Tony is making mashed potatoes (yummy homemade ones) for the family dinner later.

Chasity is doing her laundry and coloring/drawing. 

Typical Sunday now!


Through Paparazzi, Chasity and I have been challenged to do a few things.  Since we did not meet our March Challenge, we are given the same one again, but they are adding a new on also!

First, March Challenge (continued).... we need to level up! (Sounds like a video game...right?!) We need to find 3 teammates for our team! 

Help us out!  If it's not for you, refer someone to us!


For our new April Challenge.

Every day, we are to put a Post-it note (I'm using index cards) on the mirror and tell what we are. We are to say.... I am.......

Today, with it being Easter, I chose to say "I am Blessed". Then we post it with #IamPaparazzi to our social media pages.

This is today's pic:





What are you today?  Put in the comments "I am......" and tell us what you are!

Happy Easter 2018!

Hope you have a great day!

What are you????? 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Almost Easter


It's crazy to think that a week from today is the last day of March! 

How is that possible?! And yes, I know I say that every month!  (Is it just me or is time really going by faster!?)

Now, a week from tomorrow is Easter!

I love Easter.  It is my 2nd favorite holiday....Christmas is my first!

I love to see the kids dressed in their Easter outfits.

I love to see all the pictures in my Facebook feed of all the Spring and Easter pics of kids!

We don't have anything special planned. We will go to church. We will go to Mom and Dad's to eat with the family.

Other than that, Easter is a laid back holiday for us!

What do you have planned for Easter this year? 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Back Home from Pigeon Forge

We are home.  We got in yesterday evening, around 6:30, I guess.

First stop?  My parents' house.  Whether they are with us or not, we always stop there FIRST when we get back into town.

I used my Fitbit the entire weekend.  I walked over a mile every day!  LOVE IT!

On the way up, it was uneventful. Not much traffic. Great weather.

We got there.  We definitely sent pics of lots of stuff to my mom and sister during the trip.


Although it's a little blurry, that was the first sighting of the mountains that we had on the way up!

While we were there, we had to go to Krispy Kreme.  We went on 3/17 while they had GREEN doughnuts.  We got to watch them make them.  It was AWESOME!  (I did a live video of some doughnuts coming through.  Go check it out on my Facebook page.)



They look a little weird, but they tasted like HOT, melty Krispy Kreme doughnuts!  (Sorry if you missed them on St. Patrick's Day!)


We ran a Pot of Gold special for our Paparazzi customers. (There are still a couple left, if you'd like one!) Only $5.... plus shipping, if you aren't close enough for delivery!


4,6, 8, and 10 are still available!  Order before 8:30pm and we will open it live on our 9pm show tonight!  (Just send me your email in a private message so I can send a PayPal invoice.) It's on our Jackson's Jamming Jewels VIP Group.

We found a couple of new places that we love.  On Saturday, we met up with the youth group at the NASCAR Speed Park. We had been past it 1000 times, but had never been there. 

We also found out that Timberwood Grill at the Island is AWESOME!

Then on Sunday, we found the Old Mill Restaurant. There's a bunch of little stores around it. It's awesome!  

They give you so much food!  We couldn't eat all of it!

Also.... they have a water wheel and water fall behind it (in front of it--guess it depends which direction you come from!).  So of course I had to get pics of Chasity there.  







On Sunday night, we went to a new mini-golf place called Crave.  Everything is candy and ice cream themed. They have an indoor course and an outdoor course that it played on the roof!!!

They also have mini-BOWLING!!!  Of course we had to play that too!







I WON!!!!  


On Monday when we stopped for the ice for the cooler, we noticed a screw in tire.  We had JUST gotten the tires before we left on the trip.  So we had to get that patched.  That was a 2 hour delay.... but.... it was done and we made it safe.



On the way home, we had a little rain.  Some construction traffic. Then the NC Sign.... the signal that we are heading home, but it won't be long until we go back!  



I love Pigeon Forge. I can't wait to get back there!  


Hopefully I'll see it this summer!  

We are wanting to go again at Christmas too!  

Where's your favorite place on Earth?  (Hint: Pigeon Forge is MINE!)








Thursday, March 15, 2018

Today is the Day

I have been waiting for this day for what seems like forever!

Today is GOING TO PIGEON FORGE DAY!

It's also Pancake Day at the Boys' and Girls' Club in Cabarrus County.  MAYBE I'll get to go by there before we leave, but it's always PACKED!

Today checks off one of my 2018 goals!!  I'm so excited!

I will post pics and probably do some live Facebook videos while we are there.  I love Pigeon Forge!  (Have I said that before!?)


The sad part is that I couldn't convince my parents to go.  So.... I'm going to work on making that happen this summer.... or at Christmas.... or both! :)


What amazing things are you doing today???


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Challenge Accepted




Chasity, AKA "The Princess", and I have started a Paparazzi business. She's too young to have it herself, and I am old enough. So, we are partners....until she's old enough to get her own consultant number!

We have done ONE Facebook live show.  We still have a lot to learn. Lighting.  Jewelry placement.  Getting viewers.... etc. (It's a learning process!)

We have one Bling Basket out and about at the moment, and we are getting ready to set up our first Facebook party.

It is actually fun working with her! We are learning about working together and being partners.  She helps in picking out inventory and in planning shows.

We were supposed to go LIVE last night. We didn't get to.... we didn't get home in time.

We were supposed to go LIVE tonight instead.... I just got called into work. I don't get off untl 11pm. That might be a little late for most of my peeps! 

So.... here's the challenge... we have to find time to do one Facebook live show a week. We have to make sure we don't schedule anything on top of it. We have to make sure we actually do it!

Well.... CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

We will be able to do this.  We just have to figure it out.

The old saying goes, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!"  So I plan for us to get stronger in this.

BTW... if you want to check us out we are on Facebook at Jackson's Jamming Jewels  or our Paparazzi site

Check us out! 

Let us know what you think!

Post a pic of your favorite piece on the Facebook page!