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Kicking Business in 2014

Amazing Accomplishments in the Making

WOW! What a year this has been for me in the business world of things.  I’ve been wanting to open up my own business and not a direct sales business for 20 years. This finally happened for me this year! October 2014 was the month that started my 20 year dream of opening my own business.  Bri’s Place was officially opened November 1, 2014.  Bri’s Place is a Women’s Inspirational Boutique/Photography store.  It’s inspirational because of the focus of Bri’s Place. I wanted a place that women could come, see a pretty store that felt like home to them, a place where when they left they felt loved and maybe even inspired, and it’s also a place where Heaven Bound Women’s Ministries is held monthly to inspire, encourage, and equip women through the word of God.

Bri’s Place is a place that you can currently rent for small business training classes for direct sales companies, it’s a place to get your photos taken, to find that cute little shirt or jewelry that you’ve never seen, and it’s a place to come and hangout with Bri (me).

I am so very thankful for this business opportunity that God has blessed me with.  I am blown away by how much actually goes into doing this and I’m blown away by the support I have had from friends and family.  There have been some challenges and I’m praying that they are easy fixes and they won’t be a challenge any longer.  I do know that being in Old Town Spring has been a fun experience so far and it is exactly where I’ve imagined having my store.  So thankful to God for how He is always faithful in helping us reach our dreams.

Hope to see you soon!

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Best Thanksgiving Turkey

What’s in your oven on Thanksgiving morning?

Everyone has their way of cooking their own turkey and my mom always did hers in the oven the morning of Thanksgiving really early. When I moved out and started cooking my Thanksgiving Turkey, I did the same thing and still kind of do. However, I’ve changed the seasonings a little, but I do still get up early and put the turkey on.  I have a counter top cooker that I use to cook my turkey and it’s the best thing ever because it frees up my stove and oven to cook all the other goodies.

Anyways, I take my turkey and rinse it off really good. Then I inject it with Tony Chachere’s Trukey injections and then I rub butter all over the outside and inside. Once I’m done with that I sprinkle turkey with the following: Powder garlic, salt, pepper, & lightly sprinkle with Tony Chachere’s.

I’m telling you what, when it’s done and you cut it open, the juice just runs out.  It’s so juicy and so YUMMY!! Give it a try I promise your family will love it!

Let me know if you need more directions with my recipe!

Happy November! #IamThankful

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Bri’s Place is ROCKING!

Bri’s Place…A Place You Will Feel WELCOME!

At Bri’s Place you are able to benefit from several services and products. Bri’s Place’s Boutique offers a wonderful selection of clothes, handmade jewelry, purses, scarfs, and rustic wall pieces.  I’m also in the process of starting a consignment rack of good brands & in still good condition items! It’s called the New to YOU rack. This will consist of clothes & shoes to select from!!

Bri’s Place Photography is where you can book a photo shoot of your choice! Whether you are looking for something as an individual, for the family, children, seniors/graduates, sultry Boudoirs, professional business headshots, or just for fun! I have great rates and promise to make every photo shoot lots of fun.

Bri’s Place also houses a women’s ministry named Heaven Bound Ministries that reaches women where they are to inspire them, encourage them, and equip them through the word of God.  Heaven Bound does community outreach such as taking up donations for the local Montgomery County Women’s Center. We have monthly gatherings to hear a devotion, fellowship, and pray for each other.  This is open to any women whether you attend a church or not and of course no matter what your religious affiliation. Our Christmas Party & Dinner will be December 6th at 6:30 pm. Please call and RSVP at 832-791-5501. We would love to have you there!

When you have time stop by Bri’s Place and hangout with me, but if you can’t make it in, you can always see our selection online and shop anytime!

Happy November!

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#IamThankful for Thanksgiving Travel

Where we go for Thanksgiving

The last few years we’ve taken turns to either go to my Aunt’s house in Arkansas, my parents ranch in Madisonville, TX, or my house.  I love to travel on the holiday’s and of course I love to cook so I always enjoy having people to come to my home as well.

Over the years, I’ve learned that family isn’t always blood. This year we’ve been invited by a member of my church family, the Forga’s, to join them and their family for Thanksgiving.  We’ve decided to join them because we love them so much and because I opened a small boutique a few weeks ago and since this is the largest shopping weekend of the year I want to be open.

I will of course miss my family and our traditions but I’m also really looking forward to making new traditions.

Happy November!

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#SocialChallenge Day 30: Remember me

10 things to be remembered by:

  1. My Faith & My love to share the gospel
  2. My heart & love for people
  3. My love for my kids and my husband
  4. My passion to inspire, encourage, & equip people.
  5. My love for animals
  6. My heart for worship
  7. My writings
  8. My cooking
  9. My Friendship
  10. My Smile

#SocialChallenge Day 29: What do people misunderstand most about you?

What do people misunderstand most about you?

tarabuck_big_spiritsPeople most of the time judge me right from the start because I have a “big presence”. I am a very confident person, I have many talents, and I’m a born leader.  So most of the time my confidence is misunderstood because sometimes I don’t feel very confident at all.  But people will judge me based on what they lack and honestly they are missing out because I’m a really good friend to have. 🙂

#SocialChallenge Day 28: Love Language

Love Language

tarabuck_touchWell I have many things that make up my love language.

 

I love to cuddle.  Just laying on the couch snuggled up with my baby.  His arms around me and me just sunk into his side.

I love to kiss.  Slow, small, and soft kisses while wrapped in his arms.

Of course I love to hold hands.  I believe holding hands or at least touching each other keep you both constantly focused on each other!!!

 

Want to learn more about The 5 Love Languages?Click Here!

#SocialChallenge Day 27: Favorite part of your body

Favorite part of your body

My favorite part of my body would be my eyes because they tell it all. tarabuck_eyeWhen I’m hurt and upset they are deep forest green and red all around it.  Then when I’m happy and when I smile people always say that they can see my smile in my eyes. They are also the tools that I see to do everything in life.

#SocialChallenge Day 26: What notion does the world have wrong?

What notion does the world have wrong?

Money can’t buy love…

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As much as we would like to say that,  “I have seen people who get together because of the money that one of them makes” and finally they fall in love…  I don’t know but to me money bought that love! 🙂

 

#SocialChallenge Day 25: Dinner with History

Dinner with History

Susan B. Anthony:
1820–1906
 
The 19th century women’s movement’s most powerful organizer. Together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s right to vote. She was also very involved in the fight against slavery and the temperance campaign to limit the use of alcohol. (http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/women/notable.htm)

tarabuck_susanbanthonyquoteWhat an amazing woman Susan was! She knew what to stand up for and she did.  I’m so thankful to God he placed a woman like this to help fight for our rights as women, but also to help fight to free people just as he intended when he sent his son to die on the cross to set up free of our sins. If I could sit down with her over dinner I would ask her to share her story with me and then I would sit there like a child soaking in every word she said.  I would seek her courage and bravery.  I would ask her what and how could I apply this in today’s world and what would she fight for now.  Battles are started every day but being able to pick and chose which battles to fight is already half of the battle!!