7 Tips for your blog

I have seen so many blogs that are just all over the place, (just like I used to be once) , and sometimes I feel like I want to shoot them a message. Let me teach you what I have learned throughout my blogging experience, and what I have improved.

TOPICS

Let me start off with having too many topics in one blog post. If you are talking about investments make sure you do not talk about anything else. At times I see so many people go off topic, and at the end I am left clueless. If you are writing about a certain thing PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stick to that title. Try not to put so many other stories in the middle to not make the reader wonder off.

CATEGORIES

We all have seen different topics all under one certain category as in “blog”, and guess who is guilty of doing that at times? ME! Which reminds me that I need to create one for my travels because I travel a lot. Make sure that when you post something on your blog to put it in the right category so that way people won’t be thrown off. For example, if you are talking about diy do not have that under makeup. Makes sense huh?

SIDEBAR

What in the world is a sidebar used for? Go ahead and check what I have! Make sure you have the necessary things on it that will stand out. Be sure to have the subscribe button, the email subscription, and instagram (twitter if you have) or whatever other social media for people to follow you. A lot of people tend to put countdowns, which is fine, but if you have so many events going on it is better to just blog the updates. Make sure the sidebar look aesthetically pleasing! 

FOOTER

Check what I have down! I see so many blogs that put so much information down, but lets be honest not a whole lot people scroll down to read things. Be sure to always have minimum information, and go straight to your point. Try not to have so many things going on because to be honest…it will look lame. 

PRE-FOOTER 

What I LOVE about this option is that you can put your instagram, and it will look amazing. Also, you can put like a countdown and two other things that you would want it to stand out besides having it on your actual footer. Be sure to learn how to space out your options so everything will not be piled in one. 

STATEMENTS

This can go straight to your footer or sidebar! You can put your copyright statement, which brand do you partner with as a long term, and one that will help people find you to collaborate with you. Remember you really need to put your copyright statement because that way people will know that you are the original creator in case someone steals your content. 

DATE & TIME

You can put the date and time on each blog after you are done writing. When there is someone that steals your content, you can always go back to the original date which is why it is good to have it public. I usually hide mine to throw off people that would like to steal my content, and that makes it better because I can catch them on the spot. 

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What types of things have you learned throughout your blogging experience? Let me know down below, and if you are just starting I really hope this helps you out! You can go ahead and check out my other blogging topics that I have, and if you would like for me to check out yours let me know! I hope that where ever you are around the world may you have a great day or night. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

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Tori Kelly Grammy winner!

If you guys have been following me, since forever lol, you may already know who my all time favorite singer is. TORI KELLY BABY! I was in Guatemala when IG notified me that Tori kelly won! Ya’ll she deserves more but can you believe she won 2 in just one night?! Check this out! 

 

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Tori Kelly is the reason as to why I want to try to put my music out there! So much class, REAL TALENT, and most of all her love for God is just amazing to see! I loved seeing her glow when she made her speeches when accepting each award. I cried ya’ll!!! I didn’t have the pleasure in sitting down, and actually seeing the show but I went online to see the clips where she won the award. She has no idea but she is my best friend in my mind lol! This reminds me of a quote from one of her songs and literally it is SPOT ON! 

“Thinking maybe they’ll let me sing songs about real things
And baby who knows maybe I can sell out shows without taking off my clothes
God made me sexy I don’t care if only I know.”- Tori Kelly (Unbreakable Smile)

and THAT IS WHAT SHE DID! BOOM! Who was your favorite artist that won during that night? Go ahead and share it with me because I would love to know! I hope you guys are having an amazing day. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C. 

The best in Me

For you I am grateful.

For you I am blessed.

Because of you I know who I am.

Because of you I know where I belong.

These are some of the words that were in my mind as I was hearing this song called “The Best In Me” I will link it down below. It is amazing to see the love of God surround me each and every single day, and feeling his touch from the moment I sleep till the moment I wake up. Sometimes the Lord does things that we cannot explain, and the beauty behind this is that when things go wrong everything turns out to be alright. I don’t know what you are going through, but trust me leave it to God and everything will be better than before. If there is one love that will never fail on you that is the love of the Lord, and he loves you just the way you are. I will keep this post super short because I have homework for you! I want you to hear the following song and meditate in each word that Marvin sings. Forget about the people that surround and try to have a few minutes in the presence of the high almighty God. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. If you want to talk about an issue you are going through, or you just want a prayer (you do not need to tell me just say “pray for me”) I will totally do it just send me a private message. I hope this song helps you see that you are loved, and important more than what you ever know. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

DIY for your room

If there is something that I love to do is remodel my room even if it is not big enough. I feel like keeping a theme to your room for a few months is amazing because it represents how you are at the time. One of the things that I am beyond obsessed with lately is marble, and right now my parents have it so much easier for me to remodel everything. The whole kitchen is not only a different theme, but the same goes for the carpet that has been changed. I am telling you my house looks white and so big, and besides that my room finally has a pop of color! Some of the things that I used to remodel my room are:

1. Duck Bran EasyLiner for only $5.29 each! I bought the marble one because right now that is my favorite type to decorate with, and it is also very classy. The link to it is the following: Duck® Brand EasyLiner® 20″ x 15′

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2. PhotoTile!!! If you want to read more about it I will leave the link right here:  PhotoTile Story Adding pictures to your room will make your ambiance feel very relaxing because you have pictures reminding you of the ones that you truly work hard for everyday. When you wake up and see the pictures you will be reminded of how blessed you are. 

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3. Small hooks! If there is anything that can help you with your necklaces that you might have are these hooks. You keep your necklaces untangled, get them ready for you to use, and it will not damage the wall or where ever you decide to stick them. I use these and decorated them very nicely, and it helps me keep every single necklace I have untangled. I usually get what I want and just use it without untangling it from the rest of jewelry. You can even get these at the $1 store! 

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4. Switch up the order of your room. Having everything in the same place for months or even years can get you very tired. Also, the fact that your room is literally the place where you relax, it needs to have an environment that can make you be stress free.

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5. Candles! With one candle you can switch up your room very quick. I now have about two of them in which one is scented and the other is not. I like to keep them on especially now during winter because not only does my room smell amazing, but also it keeps my room extra room even if the heater is on. 

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6. Out with the old and in with the new! Take out all the summer and fall clothes that are taking up so much space, and put in your winter clothes. The more your room gets a little bit more empty the more organized and cozy it will feel. I love getting into bed and having the sensation of being so relaxed because it feels like winter in my room. 

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7. LED lights! Okay lets face it when you want your room to be looking like it is super extra cozy you need some led lights. You can get these at a 5 Below store near you! 

8. Update your playlist! Music brings the whole ambiance together when it comes to your room. Put some music that will help you relax, get the stress out, but most important make you fall asleep like a baby. Turn off your lights, put the led lights, light up you candle, and close your eyes while hearing the playlist that is specifically for your own time. Here is one of the things I listen to before I fall asleep:

 

These are some of the things that I do, and if you have any more ideas please go ahead and share them. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Health

Working out, checking my health, and eating right has become my lifestyle. Back in the day I would eat out ALL THE TIME, and by that I mean every single day of the week. It got frustrating because if I was not sick I was either out of energy, or I was just letting the day pass by. My boyfriend got very unhealthy to the point that it sent him to the hospital a few months back. If you want to check out his story you can click on the following link:

https://solarctraining.wordpress.com/

Once you read that you will see how much it was a wake up call for me. I used to be very active from swimming every weekend, doing track when I was young, taking martial arts, and much more than that as well as my boyfriend. However, that did not last when we got older and due of so many things we had to go through we took it out by eating. Despite of all of this, him and I decided to get a membership at Planet Fitness which changed our lives like ya’ll have no idea. Also, I joined a community called itworks where I sell, try out, and talk about the products that will be your best friend through the wight loss journey. If you want to see more about it go ahead and click on the link below: 

https://mishipcm.itworks.com/

I will talk more about this as time goes by, but today I am talking about my health. I used to weigh about 162, and that is coming from someone who was at 118! Yes, I changed completely as months passed by, and I did not even noticed. Nothing fit me anymore and I could not even catch my breath at all. I even came down super sick for about 3 weeks, and it got horrible. When my boyfriend saw how much it was taking a toll on me he decided to gift me for our anniversary the gym membership. Now, the gym membership happened about 2 weeks now, but before that I started going to the gym at school. From 162 I am down now to 152, and I am also using my products from itworks which is helping me a lot! Not only am I losing weight, but also some of the clothes are starting to slide through and my energy has been up and going. 

At school, I was not going as often to the gym because I had classes that got in the way, and I was 100% committed to my work. Now that I am out of school I am literally at the gym from Monday through Saturday (Sunday is my rest day), and I go for 1 to 2 hours. Comparing to how I used to go at school I can say not only am I looking way better, but I am slowly remembering how I used to feel when I was 118 and active. That old energy is starting to come at me slowly, and I am loving it! One thing that was a struggle to change was what I ate because everyone that knows me KNOWS that I LOVE FOOD! Giving up the things I liked to put in my body was a bit sad, but at the end of the day I felt so much better. 

What do I do now? I eat right! I love sweets so I replaced everything (even chocolate) with fruits, and started getting veggies in my system little by little. I started getting my products from itworks to see how it was, and it is working wonders! The products that I use and sell are meant for the ones that are committed to getting a healthy lifestyle and to lose weight. If you want to learn more either click on the link or message me! Another thing that I started doing was being more active, and by that I mean walking instead of driving. There is no excuse as “it is too cold outside to walk” because other people that do not have transportation can do it…so why shouldn’t I? I know what you might be thinking “Oh my lanta Michele but it was too easy for you others have it hard to even commit!”  am I right?

Look, when I was struggling through my weight I would go to sleep crying at night because not only did my clothes did not fit me, my health wasn’t good, or the simple fact that the doctor told me that if I keep going I would end up in the hospital. The real reason I used to cry was because I did not know how to start! Also, I was letting myself down and that is one of the worst feelings ever. I had to motivate myself because if I didn’t then who would? I remember I was going through the bible and I read- 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 in which it clearly states that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. So as I was looking at the verse I thought, “Dang I need to suck it up and get going because I know very well God wants to see me at the image that he sees in me.” Are you catching what I am trying to say?

Also, the fact that there is a saying that states that you are what you eat got to me big time. I pictured myself being healthy, not only to see my kids grow, but to see my future grand children as well! I want to live healthy and as long as I can to see all my goals come to life, and not to a stop. My motivation? It is the love I have for myself and no one else. My motivation? Is how God sees me as a unique and perfect individual and I do not want to let him down. My motivation? seeing my parents and sister everyday trying to push me to see me healthy and slim. My motivation? My boyfriend that even if it is too cold out, or I just want to sleep he pushes me to get up and workout. My motivation? My true friends that keep telling me they want to see me how I used to be before. My question for you today is: What is YOUR motivation?

If you want to talk to me about your weight loss journey please go ahead, and send me a message. Also, remember that I used to struggle too so if you want advice or more tips I can help you. Let me know what you would like for me to talk about on my next blog. I am thinking of writing about the things I used to eat before, and what I eat now especially at certain times. Hopefully this spoke to you today and if it did I am glad it did! I will be posting before and after pictures so you can see my progress too. For now, go ahead and click on the link of my boyfriend because he shows his before and after picture and trust me it is going to shock you. He will be updating his picture of how he looks now because he looks so much better than the picture he currently has! He also takes itworks and so far it has been his best friend lol! With this being said, I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. Talk to ya’ll later!

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Where you least expect it

Where you least expect it you will find me there.

Even though you can’t see me I am everywhere.

From the smile of a child to the last rain drop.

You will be able to see me even when you feel time stops. 

There is no one in this world that can show your worth,

No one that can bring you love more than you will ever know.

From the waves of the ocean to the air that you breathe.

You can see me even if you are hiding in the deep blue see. 

There is fear in the world, but I am with you.

Holding your hand till the day is through. 

Do you know where to find me? Here is another clue.

In order to see me you need to find the real you. 

Stop acting like how society wants you to act, and start acting the way you need to be.

Stop hearing voices inside your head and start trusting in me. 

Who am I? 

I am your God, you Father, and your King the one who  knew you before you were in the womb and made you so perfectly. 

Composed by: Me, Myself, and I

 

I had this song on replay every the whole day, and it is in Spanish. It talks about how you even though you can’t see the Lord you can find him in the least places that you can ever expect. If this spoke to you I am glad it did, and I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at.

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Winter Vacation

Winter vacation has started and my love for writing has increased. I am planning to do 3 posts every day starting…today lol! Each one will go up on a different hour so you guys can have time reading previous posts. Today I want to talk about children, and a few ideas to keep them entertained now that they will be home. 

I know that every kid loves to play video games, or be stuck on their IPad. When I was small there was no such thing as an IPad or an XBox. You should really try to use this winter vacation to get them active, and not letting them be stuck to a screen 24/7. These are some of the things that you should try to do with the kids.

1. Make them draw their favorite cartoon. 

2. Take them outside to play for a while.

3. Teach them how to bake brownies or their favorite treat. 

4. Show them how to play an instrument. 

5. Do some DIY projects. 

6. Do karaoke with them.

7. Play a board game with them.

8. If you are Latino get the kids to play Loteria! 

9. Learn how to make art latte with your kids. 

10. Go old school and play with clay!

11. Make a drawing competition with them. 

12. Start a winter tradition. 

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As you can see there are so many things that kids can do without being stuck on the internet. Now a days, there is so much bullying as well as bad influences online that will make them trigger, and change the way they are. During this winter vacation, try to keep them occupied with giving them time, and do not let them be alone for one second. If you already have things to do with your children go ahead and share them with me. I would love to know the traditions that you have during winter vacation with your kids. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

Michele C.

Without words

I praise you for what you have done.

I exalt you because you were never gone.

I worship you because you gave me voice.

I admire that I was your choice. 

I love seeing my talents you gave. 

I am amazed of your everlasting grace. 

You changed my life and you changed my ways.

You saved me from an unwanted evil mess. 

You make me new every single day.

You show me love in every way. 

You gave me friends that are filled with your spirit.

You took away the ones that you knew were poison and never needed. 

You showed me my true family which I give you praise. 

You brought me much closer to your word and faith. 

You took away every sin and doubt in me.

You keep filling me with so many victories. 

I am astonished because without words you pull me through. 

I am grateful because even if I cannot see you…you are closer then I never knew.

Thank you Lord because without words you shine me with your light.

I praise you Jesus because without you I will never have a peaceful night. 

You are my all and all is well with my soul.

With each step you take in my life you make me feel even more warm.

With every move I make in this world I know I am closer to home.

Because home at the end of the day is being with you next to your throne. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for what you have done and keep doing because without words you always keep guiding me. 

Composed by: Me, Myself, and I.

 

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”- Revelation 5:3

If this has spoken to you remember God is always with you. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Song I heard that inspired me comes from Julissa because not only do I hear her songs, but also each word is powerful. 

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God has been so perfect in a way that I do not understand.

I love when he has me always in his right hand.

From the deepest troubles he has taken me out, and made me feel safe.

To the brightest days he has given me making every single second better than “okay”.

God has been so forgiving even in the times where I seem that I may fail.

His love, mercy, and grace combined I am sure I will always prevail. 

Even when I go through a difficult time I can always go to sleep at night.

He shows me laughter along the way because he has, will, and always be my light.

I don’t know anyone else that will ever love me the way God does.

Because at the end of the day the Lord was the one who died for me on the cross. 

Composed by: Me, Myself, I.

If this has spoken to you today I am glad it did. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending where you might be. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.-Psalm 71:8

 

I did this poem after I heard this song, which I have on repeat, and I know I shared this before. However, this song not only speaks the truth but it never gets old. 

 

 

VCR Homemade Videos

How many of you were born in the era of VCRs?! I was one of them a proud 90s baby, and not ashamed to say that I even had the chance to see those A-tracks. Ya’ll remember those? The day of Thanksgiving, my father took out all the old homemade videos, the VCR, and the old recorder we had to show it to my sister. Honestly, we had so much fun watching every single video, and also our old movies! We watched the old Disney classics to even movies that we found in the closet. One of my favorite memories from all those videos is when I saw my baby sister as a new born. Honestly, it made me smile big, and cry a little bit because that is when I realized that time passed by so fast. She was the most adorable baby that I have ever seen, and to see her grown up now I think on how I wished to go back in the day to enjoy her a little more. 

Do you have old homemade videos that you would like to get into one, and go back to that specific moment? I know I do! I also saw another one where my grandma was still alive, and teaching me a few jokes. Those were the good old days! VCR gave me the chance to travel back in time, and see the past for just a little bit. Now a days we have Snapchat, Instagram (with the highlight stories), Facebook, and more but nothing beats the good old and true videos. For the ones that do not know what a VCR looks like here it is: 

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I think I will be making a segment of the old stuff that we had back then, and point out the most hilarious moments that were made out cause of the stuff that we had. I remember my dad would bring out his huge speakers (which we still have), and he would put the videos with high volume. He always tried to get the newer versions to beat his best friend, and buy the best recorder ever. If there was one thing that I used to hate was this:

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These adapters were a headache because there were times that the video would literally be stuck, and there was no way it could open up. It would take a knife to make a way for it to open because with one button it would made the video pop out. Kinda like “automatic” with one button, but if you had to force it out you had to pray for the video not to be ruined. Also, if I wanted to see my favorite part of the video it was a mission to either forward it or make it go backward. For the ones that have no idea on how it was recorded back then let me show ya’ll: 

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We still have our old one but I believe that these are discontinued. This is how we used to record it back in the day, and it was frustrating at times because it was this big thing that you had to carry around. Especially you were lucky if you upgraded due to the battery because some of them used to be wack, and not last the whole day.  What memories do you have? Let me know!! This is all I have for today and get ready because I will be uploading more frequently. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.