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30 Before 30

I have been meaning to create a bucket list for life, or a 30 before 30 list, but I've just been pretty lazy about doing it.  Between going through a divorce, being a single mommy, running two businesses, and just busying myself for the sake of busying myself, I just never got it done.
I've been inspired over the past week or so catching up on some of my favorite blogger's 2012 Bucket Lists like Amy at Lavender Parking and Ellen at Rain and Bows 30 Before 30 List.  I have this really crazy feeling, belief really, deep down inside that 2013 is going to be an AMAZING year.  Like I am seriously giddy about it!  So I decided a 30 Under 30 list is best suited for me.  That gives me 18 months to really get to live, and dreaming a bit bigger.
So here we go:
1. Become the Executive Director of a non-profit organization Ok. So you may think I'm cheating, but honestly, this has been one of my dreams since before I graduated from college.  I actually applied to be the Executive D…

January Scentsy Warmer and Scent of the Month Unboxing

Here it is! The beautiful January Scentsy Warmer and Scent of the Month.  Every month Scentsy introduces a new warmer and scent that will be 10% during the month.  I also offer a VIP Scent of the Month Club where I automatically ship you are bar of the new Scent of the Month on the first of every month.  To subscribe, email me a niecy{at}!

Feliz Navidad

I'm back at the office after five days away at my Granny's house. I'm blogging from my phone because the cord to my MacBook overheated on Friday, and I need to set up an appointment at the Genius Bar.

How was your Christmas? If you connect with me on insta (niecytaylor) you know I had a falla lala time. Here's a recap:

We headed out on Saturday afternoon after I delivered all my Scentsy orders. I decided the 3 hour drive would make a great time to deep condition my hair!

Not long after making it out of the City limits, this was my traveling buddy:

What's a road trip without these?

We arrived to this:

The next morning my son and I went to church with my Granny. I am grateful for being raised in a small, Southern Baptist church.  E. Taylor on the engraving is my great-grandfather.

My parents arrived on Sunday after church.  The next morning, me and my dad were up and ready to go exercise. First - we needed our green smoothies:

This may not be a big deal in your famil…


I'm sweaty

So I'm writing you while my heart is racing & sweat is dripping from my head.

It's all because of this.....

Looking for a quick workout to get your heart pumping...this is it!

I'll be adding this to my evening workout routine regularly.


Did I forget to tell you we won Lobo League?! How could I forget? My dear friends Cat and Maria convinced me to play on a Lobo League team. What fun we had!

I certainly didn't know it until the last game, but we were season champions in the elite division. Hey - sometimes you just have what it takes: if not physically, we are 10 years wiser now!

Singing - "we are the champions. We are the champions. No time for...."

The Farolitos of Christmas

Amazing stage play. Great story line. Emotional. Beautiful. Great actors.

These are my reflections on the works of legendary New Mexico author Rudolpho Anaya's book, The Farolitos of Christmas, being brought to life on the stage at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. From the front row I watched as a family, and a village, fought to save their Christmas traditions in the midst of the war.

The day was even more special because Mr. Anaya was there himself to see it. I am honored that my firm, The CommunityChange Group, played a part in this production by raising the funds necessary to produce the play, which hasn't been on stage in 20 years.

The actors, from the youngest to the oldest, were phenomenal. I laughed and even cried a bit.

Feliz Navidad! what?

I am busy. Like way too busy.  Ever since I started my new job, I've been way to busy to work-out.  So I had convinced myself.  My day starts around 5:30 getting ready for the day, Munchkin up by 6:30, dressed, and out the door by 7:15.  I generally don't walk back in the door at home until 7 - 7:30ish every day.  By the time I do get home, I just want to hang with Munchkin for an hour or so before his bedtime.  Who has time to work out then?

I have never been one to worry about my weight.  Being 6'0 tall, athletic, and naturally slim I've never had to.  I'm still not worried about my weight, but I don't like not being active.  I was on such a runners high this summer.  I like seeing what my body can do.  I like pushing my mind to go just a little further than my body wants to.  So this slump I've been in has had me down a bit.  I just want to be the best I can be all around.

So this week I consistently woke up at 4:45 am to do yoga.    Jillian Michael'…


Slight Change In Plans

I'm not happy about this.  My dear friend that was going to fly from Chicago to DC in April to run the inaugural Nike Half Marathon to benefit LLS pointed out to me that they had a random drawing registration going on. So I contacted my rep at Team in Training only to learn that my registration and fundraising package didn't come with a race registration! What the heck?!!! So I asked them to refund me my $100 and her and I are now looking for other races.

Any ideas?

Inspired to Run Again

I have been struggling to find my running bliss again. I mean like STRUGGLING!!! My alarm would go off every morning at 5am, and I would create every single excuse for why I couldn't, why I shouldn't, get out of bed and go run.  It's dark. It's cold. I work hard. I need rest. My bed feels so good. On and on and on.

I even basically tried to bully myself by setting my home screen with this "Accept No Excuses...Expect Results" photo with an alarm that said "Get Your Butt Up & Run".  It didn't work.

Then today, I ran. I ran at 5 in the morning, with the cold against my face, in the pitch black and I loved it.  It made me wonder what I've been doing the past 5 months not keeping up with one thing that allows me to feel free.

Fast forward 8 hours and I get a text from my sister saying one of our dearest family friends went Home to God today after her battle against leukemia.  I sat in my office and cried.  Then I got really pissed off that ca…


October was a great month for my life...which means it was a great month for ministry, since I pray that my life is my ministry.  The Lord blessed me to speak on several occasions, and I was truly humbled for the opportunity to share.

Then something happened.  I got tired. I got busy. My coffee with Christ time at 5:30 am ceased to exist.  I felt, and have been feeling, distanced from God. Every morning for the past 2 weeks, I've been waking up at 4am, a full hour before my alarm goes off. I know this is God prompting me to spend time with Him, but I feel blocked. I lay there and waste away the hours. 6am - time for the hustle and bustle of getting out the house to begin. Another opportunity to spend intimate time with my Lord passed.

So I'm sitting here today because obviously I know better. The more days that go by, the more distant I feel. The more difficult it is for me to pick up my prayer journal and pour my heart out to the One who has always remained the same. Waiting …

A Fall Entry Table

I get excited about everything in life. Like a friend sending me a random text saying "you're awesome", my son telling me he loves me bigger than the sky. I love the little moments in life. Last week I was dropping off a Scentsy order to a dear friend, and I spotted her awesome entry table, complete with the Scentsy Pumpkin warmer and I had to share!

Isn't it adorbs?

Manicuring Monday - or Sunday

I posted my ManiCure Monday a day early because I had a big event today - and I wanted a fresh nail job before all the hustle and bustle of the week began.

Here is a peek at what I wore:

I worked the Junior League of Albuquerque's Holiday Ole with my awesome team member Kathryn.  We had a total blast.  I just know you'll love some of the awesome items from our Grace Adele line - so visit my site and check out all of our wonderful handbags and accessories.