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#IamThankful Blogging Event

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Happy November! I AM THANKFUL!

#SocialChallenge Day 5 – 5 things that make me happy


Five things that make me happy, right now are:

1) My girls!!! I love seeing them wobble out the bedroom in the morning, half asleep straight into my arms… I could stop here, they complete me!

2) Knowing I have a husband who is a good provider and A Good Father To Our girls.

3) Having God in my life!

4) Having supportive family and friends. Despite our differences and our own life paths, I have the reassurance they will always be there for me.

5) Coffee!

I have so many more things that make me happy but these are a few that build my foundation!

#SocialChallenge Day 5: The 5 things that make me most happy


Five things that make me most happy:

1. It makes me happy to know that I not only know God and how Great He is but that I have His favor upon me.

2. My 3 beautiful girls growing up to be confident young women. They are all so different and have different gifts. But I am so happy to see how they are growing up with a good self image and that they are in good health.

3. It makes me so happy that I am able to work from home most of my days and I have the flexibility of taking time off when I need to.

4. Not being in a bad relationship and enjoying the joys of being a single independent woman makes me happy at this time in my life.

5. My loving family and the fact that I have them and that we all have our health makes me the happiest!!

#SocialChallenge Day 5: 5 Things that make me happy


1. God. He makes me happy because I know that he is always going to be there for me no matter what. He says “I’ll never leave you nor forsake you” and he means it.

2. My family. I love being a wife and a mother. Yes at time they work my nerves but I wouldn’t take one day without them in it.

3. My furry kids. I have two dogs one is a white Boxer and the other one is a Red Nose Pitt. There names are Peggy Sue & Harley Davidson.  Both of them are girls and they are both spoiled rotten. Peggy is the boxer and is 13 years old and won’t be with us much longer. Harley is only 2 and she is FULL of energy. I truly love them!

4. My Church family. I love my church family so very much.  They love me as much as I love them but more than that I know that if I needed them for anything they would be there for me.

5. Plexus Slim. I truly am so thankful to God that he brought Plexus to me. I’m getting healthy naturally and in two and half months I have already started coming off medication and I’m down 25lbs. I will never be able to say how much I love Plexus.  I can tell you think I really love seeing the results in my clothes and my pictures each few weeks.

#SocialChallenge Day4: 10 Things I Would Tell My 16-Year-Old Self

Tamara Hancock

I have thought about the old adage, “I wish I knew then what I know now” a lot as an adult; especially now that I’m raising my very own teenager.  I think about all the “mistakes” I made growing up. Not trusting my mom’s advice; thinking I knew what was best for me.  But, I’m not sure that I would change any of it because all the choices I’ve made in my life have led me to this very moment in time.  Without mistakes, we don’t learn lessons.  Without lessons, we’re doomed.

And, I’ve learned a lot of lessons.  But, if I could give my 16-year-old self a few tips, here’s what they’d be (not that that heifer would even listen to me, though):

  1. Get your ass up out of bed and get moving!  Before you know it, you’ll be an overweight, 39 year-old, lazy middle-aged woman who yo-yo diets and dreams of french fries and pizza.
  2. You are NOT the smartest person alive.  I don’t care what you scored on your SATs or how many books you’ve read.  There are a gazillion people in the world smarter than you.  So, listen to advice when it’s given.  Always keep an open mind.
  3. Tell/Show your little sister you love her every day.  If you don’t, she will grow up thinking you thought she was a brat her entire childhood.  And, although she might be a scheming little tattle-tailer right now, you can win her over to the dark side simply by confiding in her and including her in things.  She’ll serve as a great ally very soon. Trust me.
  4. You are beautiful.  You don’t hear this enough. But you are.  Sure, you’re extra hairy and have to pluck and shave more than your average 16-year-old, but you’re smart, pretty, and funny.  And, you don’t need constant reassurance from boys; because you ARE a strong, independent young lady who KNOWS she is beautiful.  Best to learn to start loving yourself now before you fall into the clutches of evil.
  5. Quit pulling your hair out.  It’s a nervous habit that will carry you into adulthood if you don’t nip it in the bud now!
  6. Return that damn Oscar Wilde library book!  If you don’t, the Houston Public Library will cut you off.  Can’t find it?  Look under your damn bed!  It’s there, in the corner near the window.
  7. Learn to roller skate.  Falling on your ass in your 30’s hurts like hell.  Do it now to save yourself bruises later.
  8. Take school more seriously.  You’re not there to socialize.  You’re there to LEARN.  You won’t even KNOW most of those people when you’re an adult.  I don’t care what they write on your yearbook – they will not “keep in touch” and neither will you.  No one thinks about you as much as you think they do.  Trust me.  So, quit living your life around them and take control of your future.  It starts now.
  9. Family is important.  I know things are tough at home right now. There has been a lot of upheaval.  But, that doesn’t give you the right to run away from it all.   You’re not the only one who is dealing with change.  Buck up!  Rally around your family!  They need you as much as you need them.  It’s best to start learning NOW, that the world does NOT revolve around you.  Everyone is struggling to find their place just like you are.
  10. The winning numbers for Lotto Texas on August 2, 2014 are: 7-9-26-31-35-43.  It has a $13 Million jackpot.  Sure, I could have given you the numbers to the $80 Million Powerball Jackpot, but you don’t need that many millions – that would just be greedy.  Take the $13M, make some investments and live comfortably for the rest of your life.

#SocialChallenge Day 3: The Miracle

The people I trust the most are my parents.

I have one of the most heartfelt relationships with them.  They are the two people in my life that I know will always be there for me.  Parents are the angels God gives us on this earth to help us go through life.  My mother was told before I was born that she wouldn’t be able to have children because of the removal of one of her ovaries and the other ovary was very weak.  So my parents had planned to adopt children.  I was their miracle after 7 years of trying to have a baby.  My mother has always told me the gifts I have are from God because I was sent by Him into her life.  Little does she know she was the miracle I needed in my life and that is why God chose her to be my mother.  I pray that one day I will be the woman that she is.


I find my strength because I have witnessed what she has done in her life and the strength my father has as the man that provides for his family.  I have nothing but awe and amazement for my parents.  I have seen them struggle financially when the oilfield was down and my father was laid off back in the 80’s.  I have seen their faith rise up above the struggles of life, when they not only had to care for their 4 children but also for their 3 invalid parents.   I saw them come together and solve problems together.  They have never given up on each other or on me.  As the oldest of 4 children, I learned what it was to be a team and to take care of one another.  My parents are the most loving and giving people I know on this earth.  I learned compassion and charity from them.  I learned that we are blessed to give back to those that do not have much.  My love for them is everlasting.  Respect, Love, and Joy is what fills my heart when I think of them.

Enjoy the time you have with them because one day God will take his angels back home.

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!

As I celebrate Easter this year with my family and friends, I am reminded of the many blessings in my life. I have been blessed with 2 children and my loving husband. Every day that I have with them, I think about how God has shaped my life from that of a single woman with no big desire to have kids to that of a loving mother and wife.

As I worked for 13 years in my teaching career, there were many children that I loved as my own because a teachers that is what we do. However, I never knew how much I could truly love a child until I had my own. I am so thankful that God has chosen me to be their mother, teacher and guide in life. Some days are tough, but God has also given me greater patience as I age.

As I continue my journey in life as a mother and wife, I am also thankful that I have been given an opportunity to continue to help others through teaching. It is not teaching in the traditional role as I had before, but through teaching others about how to care for their skin or to change their life by becoming an entrepreneur. My journey as an entrepreneur is allowing me to continue to be at home with my children and raise them. It is a blessing. Thank you God.

Have a wonderful Easter with your family and friends.

Happy Easter to you!

Germs, Germs Go Away!

My, oh my! Our family has been so tired and run down. We have been caught by some ugly, bad germs lately. Seems like we just can’t catch a break. I can’t believe that all four of us have had some kind of sickness in the last week. We have been to the doctor’s office 3 times in the last 7 days. So I just wanted to send a letter to the germs…

germsDear Icky, Yucky Germs:

You are welcome to leave our home. Go back to wherever you came from! We are tired of you. We will not take it any more. We have sprayed every door knob, light switch, and sink faucet with Lysol and hope you are squirming to your untimely demise! Do not try to re-enter our home or you will be crushed. Whether you are a cold germ or flu germ or some type of viral infection, we won’t allow you to get us again. We are building up our immunities by eating healthy, staying hydrated and disinfecting more than ever before. Here is to your end and our happy February!

The Buck Family