Joy-Filled Monday

Happy Monday Glossy Ones,

Starting today, I will be posting on Mondays instead of Wednesdays. To get your week kicked off right, there will be a bit of encouraging pieces and inspiration mixed with any and every thing for my Ladies!


  • Do not be afraid to start.
  • Dare to dream big.
  • Do not be afraid to try something new.
  • Take things one step at a time.
  • Keep moving forward.
  • The only thing that can stop you is you.

~ Pat Williams, Condensed from “Secrets from the Mountain” – from Lists to Live by – The Fourth Collection, 2002



“Golden” by Jill Scott is the kind of song you can wake up to each and every day! Jill inspires us to embrace our freedom and really live for the day.


For those of you who are looking for a workout routine, I HIGHLY suggest Donna Richardson’s “Sweating In The Spirit.” I purchased this DVD from WalMart a year ago and it is great! What makes it great?

  • The exercise music is all original recordings by Gospel singers
  • Appearances by Kirk Franklin (who will have you laughing), Shirley Murdock and Yolanda Adams
  • There are three exericise routines – you can choose to do one, two or all three
  • Easy to follow instructions

I also purchased Carmen Electra’s “Aerobic Striptease” DVD a year ago (Sen also did a piece on this DVD). If you want to feel sexy and get in shape, this is the DVD for you. The great things about this DVD is:

  • There are three different reviews of the routine – the step by step, the walk through with verbal instructions, and the walk through with music only
  • You will sweat! It is definitely a workout!
  • Cute flirting tips if you are planning to do this routine for your sweetie

What I did not like – there is only the one routine! I wish the DVD was longer, but nevertheless, you will come away feeling energized.


I am a size 14 (some 12s) and while I think I am a “normal” size, designers these days consider me plus size. There are so many fab clothes out there, but designers just refuse to accommodate my “ethnicity” (a.k.a. my behind and “chesticles” as Mix would say). So I will share some of my favorite picks from designers who look out for us who are size 14 and higher.

I am a HUGE fan of denim, so the right pair of jeans is essential to me. Kimora Lee Simmons’ Baby Phat provides a great fit for me. Thin or thick, who doesn’t love a great pair of stretch jeans? With adorable tops and accessories galore, Baby Phat covers you from head to toe. You can also find great Baby Phat plus size pieces in T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s.


According to, as of Thursday, August 2nd, Kelly Rowland has sold 151,900 copies of “Ms. Kelly.” I went to Target to purcahse “Ms. Kelly” the week it came out and every copy was gone! As I received my rain check, I thought how great for Kelly. Check out Kelly’s official website to hear a sample of her album. My favorite is “Come Back!”


POETRY – The Comforter by Emily King

I fought the tears and ran outside

From human eye I’d try to hide

But there are eyes that always see

He ever watches over me

And so He sent a gentle breeze

to kiss my cheek and comfort me.

~ From Bedside Prayers by June Cotner, 1997


I LOVE this Marc Fisher shoe! The “Arve” is $89.00 at Macy’s and on Amazon. I am seeing a lot of grey for the Fall….now if I could only find a grey Coach to match. πŸ™‚

From the fullness of His grace, we have received one blessing after another.

~John 1:16 NIV

Have a Joy-Filled Week!

Joyful Radiance

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  • Karen, August 13, 2007 at 1:42 AM

    This is a great post. I really liked the “Six Principles of Success.” My favorite one is “Take things one step at a time.”

  • Mix Maven August 7, 2007 at 2:38 PM

    Hey when you are HOT, you are siZZlin’ LOL πŸ˜‰

  • kia August 7, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    lol@ grace. right on!

    so you own sweating in the spirit and dance strip tease in the same collection. hilarious. it’s alright.. you are a married woman. great post!

    joy: that marc fisher shoe is hot.. just my style t strap, gray patent… fab! i wonder if they still have it around in my area?

  • Grace August 7, 2007 at 1:52 AM

    Great post. It used to be that plus sizes began at 16. Now anyone over a 4 is supposed to stay home and hide. With America getting larger every year on average, the designers are going to go broke if they don’t start making clothes for real women.