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Thursday, June 19, 2014

It Is a Beautiful Day

The bright, warm sunshine beckoned me to come outside and enjoy the day, that and my puppy Bama sitting by the patio door patiently waiting to go outside and play.

So I took a break from packaging orders, grabbed my laptop, and a bottle of water and went outside to sit under the gazebo with the patio fan blowing while I updated tracking numbers.

It is beautiful out here. Warm sun, my Bama chasing dragon days and running with his toy football. My horse Shiloh neighing every few minutes letting me know he is ready for his sweet feed and oats. I love to hear him neigh. The sound is the most hauntingly beautiful sounds I have ever heard. It thrills me and brings a smile to my face.  

I love the smell of the outdoors and the fresh cut grass my Daddy cut yesterday. I am enjoying my time outside so much that I had the urge to blog about it.

I am feeling a lot better these days, everyday brings a new discovered healing along this road of recovery.  I feel at peace and that is a wonderful feeling.
I feel more alive and less confused. My faith is growing and my love for God increases day after day.

My God is good!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

To Be Rather Than To Seem

"Esse Quam Videri."
"To Be Rather Than To Seem."
This is the Manning family crest and motto.  If I were to get a tattoo of a quote, it would be "To Be Rather Than to Seem."   I saw this Saturday on my Daddy's geneology website and it jumped out at me.  I love quotes. I collect quotes and blog them on my blog Simply Quotastic, but I had not been able to find a quote that I could say was me.  Several quotes fit me, and there are many that speak to me, but nothing seemed to jump out and say this is YOU. That is until I read the quote above.
I do not wish to merely seem to be something. I want to actually be it.   I do not wish to seem like I am walking in the will of God and pursuing His calling, I want to actually do it. I do not want to seem like I am who God called me to be. I want to BE who God called me to be. I want to be the woman He created me to be, not just seem like it.

A View Through My Eyes: Week 20

My pretty Bama Boy enjoying the air conditioner in the truck!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Friendly Rant

~*~Posted to my Instagram earlier this morning~*~

I rarely rant on Instagram but I want to get the record straight. Yes I started a boutique and now merged it with my business Mardi Robyn. No, I am not copying anyone. 

The boutique has been a plan and a goal I worked towards for almost two years. Right now I order from 5 different wholesale suppliers. One I have been a member of for two years, it's popular among boutique owners. 

  The fact that I have been deleted and blocked because of it shows insecurity in your own business affairs. You can't expect to buy wholesale and act as if the website is a treasure only known to you. Sorry it isn't, hundreds of sellers know about and purchase wholesale from them. That isn't copying, that's just a fact. 

 I'm secure enough in my business I won't block and delete anyone unless you are being rude and disrespectful. It's also natural for people to have the same followers. You like a photo, your friends sees it, they follow the person whose photo you liked. That's called networking. 

To many businesses are being cut throat and acting like they are the only ones around. Get over yourself. It is a big world. There is room for everyone. We can all reach customers others cannot. You can't reach all the billions of people by yourself. 

 Don't misunderstand if it is your original design that you came up with, without any inspiration from someone else's design, then yes it is right to be upset when someone is copying you exactly. But, when you buy wholesale jewelry and get mad when other people buy it to, that's childish. 

  I have been buying and collecting wholesale jewelry for my boutique for a long time in preparation for its opening. If that causes another to be jealous that we sell the same things, well tough. I'm not copying you. 

  Personally I'm all for supporting each other and making our customers happy, not competing with competition we have made up in our heads. I hope we all make it.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I Am A Survivor

I am a survivor of a traumatic brain injury known as post concussive syndrome. Two years ago today my life changed. The journey hasn't been easy. But I am alive and here to say what the devil meant for harm, God gave me a testimony. Do I still struggle with pcs? Yes, but not like in the beginning and everyday brings a noticeable healing. I am more than a conqueror through my Jesus. What the devil meant for harm, God gave me the victory! Today I choose to rejoice in how far I have come, and not dwell on the negative. I don't wish what I have been through on my worst enemy. However I wouldn't take the journey back. It has made me who I am today, I am a survivor!

A View Through My Eyes: Week 19

My Bama playing in the Snow 2014.  

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A View Through My Eyes: Week 18

I took this photograph four years ago at the Okatoma Festival in Collins, Mississippi.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mardi Robyn Give-Away

It's time for a give-away!! I am having a give-away on Mardi Robyn Facebook and Mardi Robyn Instagram.
One winner will be chosen at random from my Facebook and Instagram followers using a random generator.
One winner will receive this Mardi Robyn Blue Lips Bracelet that I made, and a bottle of Bath & Body Works Morocco Orchid and Pink Amber perfume. 
(**Please Note: Bath & Body Works, Facebook, Instagram, are not sponsoring or supporting this give-away. They have nothing to do with it.  Everything is being paid for by me, Mardi Robyn.**)
Facebook Rules:
To enter on Facebook like the Mardi Robyn fan page (link on the side of this blog) 
2. Share/Repost the give-away photograph on your Facebook page, make sure it links back to my Facebook fan page.   You can repost/share the picture as many times as you want too.
3. Comment done on the Give-away picture posted on my Facebook fan page.
Instagram Rules:
To enter on Instagram become a follower my username is @MardiRobyn
2. Share/Repost the give-away photograph on your Instagram page, make sure you tag @MardiRobyn,   Use hash tag #MardiRobynGiveAway
3. Comment done on the original give-away picture on my Instagram page. @MardiRobyn

Monday, April 14, 2014

A View Through My Eyes: Week 17

A look at God's beautiful creation!! I took this picture a few years ago.

A View Through My Eyes: Week 16

My Goober in the snow earlier this year.

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