Anita Smithson

2 M.E.I. means to M-otivate.E-ncourage.I-nspire Others- offering a Solution based tool to help with Overcoming Struggles in your Business- your Life- your Ministry/Calling

Welcome to the Girlfriends Corner, Featuring Iris Stump “Mimi’s Needles”

Welcome to the Girlfriends Corner, today I am featuring IRIS STUMP

I am so excited to be featuring  her business, “Mimi’s Needle & Thread”. She makes the cutiest custom aprons! Have you seen them yet, the PERFECT gifts for various occassions. Please make sure to check her handmade items out this week, connect with her on facebook, twitter and visit her website on etsy.

She would love to invite you to visit her online store, @  http://mimisneedle.etsy.com

She makes unique and handmade aprons, many with lots of handsewn details. I also make things for the home and children. My aprons are not only comfortable and easy to wear they make excellent conversation pieces for your next party or BBQ, you will look beautiful and ready for anything when you wear one of my aprons ♥ Friends, they are just adorable, whatever your “theme” is… she’s got one for You or could probably make one for you! * Even cute, Mommy/Grandmother & Daughter/Granddaughter sets

A little about who Iris Stump is… 

I am a mother and grandmother, who has been sewing for over thirty years. I have been sewing since I was a little girl making doll clothes for my little babies. Then as I grew I sewed my childrens clothes and now have turned my love of sewing onto a business making unique handmade aprons and childrens wear. I also enjoying making towels , pot holders and other things for the home. I make personalized items as well, want a monogram on an apron, towel, or baby item, I can do that.  * * * NOTE: Need something made just for you in your colors, your style your way, I can do that.* * *  Sewing is more than a hobby it is a passion for me. I am also a Christian who loves the Lord and gives all the glory to him for my talents.

Email: mimisneedle@yahoo.com Website: http://mimisneedle.etsy.com

What’s Your Sugar in 2012?

This morning, I remembered a post I had come across last week, I thought was very cute. It talked about this woman’s “sugar”. Leah Duncan wrote, { my “sugar”- my hopes, my goals, my ultimately my happiness. }

So I ask you this morning- What is your “Sugar” in 2012?

Get your Cup filled beginning in January~ Your Morning Cup with Anita Smithson (by email)

You are Invited

to begin receiving, “Your Morning Cup”-  with Anita Smithson { each morning } as you start your day

In January, I will beginning something NEW called “Your Morning Cup” with Anita Smithson.

For those who are interested and would like to receive daily emails from me personally. They will be short and sweet- just a little note to start your day off with a Positive, Uplifting, Motivating, Encouraging, Inspirational thought. I will be using mailchimp.com to send your email.

If you would like to begin receiving “your morning cup”. Simply give me your email. There are several ways your can get your email to me: by sending it to my email: anitamsmithson@gmail.com, post to my facebook link for this post or send me a private message thru FB or you may leave your email here under comments. I am looking forward to creating a more positive effect in many lives in 2012.

I am honored to M.E.I. you in 2012, the effect of a simple email with a “positive” note CAN and WILL create a better day for those who receive it. Be More Positive in 2012

CONNECTING WITH OTHERS MORE “DEEPLY” IN 2012

MOTIVATING ~ ENCOURAGING ~ INSPIRING

* the “morning cup” will be sent Daily to your email, ONLY by request so please contact me some how

Enter to Win { January’s Giveaway }

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(I will Stop accepting Entries, January 20th)

A New Year FULL of Giveaways

JANUARY’S GIVEAWAY

Features Tupperware’s Stuffable 3pc. Super Set

“The Best re-useable, microwaveable, flexiable

tupperware products on the market today for Left-Overs!!!”

How To Enter, 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Follow my blog, by email– get updates on giveaways, see my post, be inspired
  2. Connect with ME on Facebook
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Once you have Completed those 3 steps, Enter your name HERE under Comments-

Include a way to contact you, incase you are the * * WINNER, Chicken Dinner * *

{ Good Luck, Thanks for connecting with me in 2012 }

Happy Friday! Happy “almost” New Year- today I am featuring, MARYJANE FITCH

Happy Friday! Happy “almost” New Year! As we go into the new year, let’s make a goal to really in engage in Networking with other busines owners. Help GROW eachother and refer eachother to those we feel could benefit from eachothers business’. I am so excited, feel blessed that I can offer this opportunity to businesss owners that I am connected with in my networking circle and various platforms of communication over the internet. Today I am featuring, MARY JANE FITCH

MARY JANE FITCH

Miche Independent Representative      

Website:  www.My.MicheBag.com/MaryJane_Fitch      

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/MaryJanesBagsNBling

      About Miche:

      Miche Bag pairs a Base Bag with stylish interchangeable outer Shells, creating endless possibilities for matching your purse to your outfit. We feature designs for all ages and tastes, and new styles are released every month! 

      Being a Miche fan means never having to switch purses again— it’s a beautiful thing! You put all of your essentials in just one bag and never have to bother with moving it all to a different purse each time you change your outfit.

Imagine—you will always know where your favorite lipstick is!

      You start with a Base Bag—Classic, Demi, Prima or Petite—then add any one of our stylish Shells and you’re ready for your busy day. Which “you” are you feeling like today? Fun? Flirty? Sophisticated? All business? No problem. You can give your Miche Bag the exact look you want in 3 seconds or less. Now that’s instant gratification!

      If you’re like most women, you pay a fortune for handbags you may only use a couple of times—then they just sit in your closet gathering dust! A Miche Bag allows you to keep all your essentials in just one purse, frees up your closet space for more important things (like more shoes!), and gives you the freedom to enjoy the latest styles anytime you want without draining your bank account. So you. So now. So Miche. Who says you can’t have it all? With Miche Bag—you can! Honest.

Contact Information

      Phone:  (916) 475-3166 (West Coast) or (978) 712-8550 (East Coast)      

Email:  MaryJane@MaryJanesBagsBling.com

About Me

      I am a “late bloomer” and didn’t get married and have kids until I was almost 40.  After having my kids, I realized that I didn’t want to drop them off at daycare and go to a job that I didn’t like anymore.  I knew that direct sales is an alternative way to earn an income so I started looking for the right company for me. What’s funny is that when I first saw Miche Bags, my reaction was “Eh, purses…I don’t do purses.”  I mean, come on, I’m a mom with 2 kids!  I don’t have time to move everything from one purse to another for the sake of fashion.  But when I saw how the Miche Bag works, my mouth dropped open in what I now know as “The Miche Moment” and I thought, “I have got to have one of those purses!” So I took a leap of faith, quit my job and became a Miche Representative / Work At Home Mom. My family and I recently      relocated from northern California to the North Shore of Massachusetts and I am busy building my business and my team and I couldn’t be happier!  My husband constantly tells me that I am 100 times happier since I quit my corporate job and that he and the kids are too! I would love to connect with you and help you with your Miche Bag solutions.

Full Armor of God as we head into 2012- Go Big, Go All Out for Him

“FULL ARMOR OF GOD” as we head into 2012- Go Big, Go All Out for Him

Ephesians 6:11-18 (NIV)

” 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

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Wow, I was awaken by the Lord today.. as I was trying to stay asleep thoughts just started flowing through my mind and I was just hoping I would not forget them, of course I did not have anything near me to take notes. But in the moment I just prayed the Lord would keep these thoughts “fresh” in my mind, when I actually got up to begin writting. Well then my little baby girl started to scirm around and then wanted to be fed, so the morning has begun. She is content and resting, I have coffee in my hand and the computer at my finger tips. Let the Lord speak through me, for you to hear and understand it in your OWN personal walk, may you apply it the way you see fit….

So many people today are getting prepared to begin thinking of 2012, and how they can start Declaring their own resolutions, as I wrote about ReVolutions for 2012. People around me, are Declaring some amazing things with their personal walk with the Lord,  having a closer relationship with Him, Winning more Hearts for Christ, walking in the ministries that surround us, and in Churches around the area- that a something BIG is going to take place in 2012, a Big Annointing is happening, alot of People are getting on board and going BIG in 2012. I am so excited to BE one of these people, who are going ALL out for Christ, my ReVolution for 2012 is take my M.E.I. to the Next Level- begin winning Hearts for Christ and using it to reach those who do not receive it, to EmPower, EduCate and EnHance their personal lives, EnCourage them to go Big in 2012- with their personal walk and influence on their friends and family.

Let’s Study the Full Armor of God, some do not know what it is, so I would like to go through it (if you have your bible, get it out and open to Ephesians 6: 11-18… ooh I am sounding like Pastor Bird ~ smile, Get the Word!!)  I wanted to also share that I found some of the wording below from larrylines.com and jimlikens.com, make sure to give them credit for some wording used. I found it in good taste, and think it can be useful in understanding the Armor of God.

As we PUT ON the Full Armor of God (daily)

Breastplate of Righteousness, is being honest, good, humble, and fair to others. It means standing up for the weaker people around us. @ Phillipians 3:9- … be founded in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that whih is through faith in Christ. * As you put on your Clothes in the morning, a visual Breastplate.

Belt of Truth, this keeps us from giving into the world’s beliefs. Compare your beliefs and actions to the Truth of the Word of God. @ John 8:31-32- If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Ten you will know the truth and the truthwill set you Free. * As you put on your Accessories, belts, jewlery, etc. in the morning, a visual Belt.

Sheild of Faith, is being sure that God will keep His promises. Faith in God protects you when you are tempted to doubt. @1 Peter 1:5- Who through faith are shielded by God’s Power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last times. *As you go out into the World, Your Mouth, you declaration of your Faith in God, what you tell people, how you speak and share your personal testimony, your personal walk and reflection of Him. This is my personal visualization of the Sheild of Faith. When we SPEAK out, Satan is Stopped in his tracks, can not do any harm to us or those around us.

{ sorry side line, this just came to me again- Be in His Keeping- @ Acts 16:31- Give yourself up to Him. Take yourself out of your own Keeping intrust to His Keeping. Friends, Let Go & Let God! The word “Awesome” can also be looked at like, “Awe- then Some” When He Moves, He Moves Big, be in the Awe of it, in your OWN life. Give ourselves (mothers, wives, grandmothers, women) up to Him- Be in His Keeping, so then His promises- my family, my children, my husband and those I love- are protected and saved, under MY umbrella of His Keeping. * this came from our women’s bible study at ALF that we did, the Lord was Moving…Thank you Pastor Janice Bird and the W.O.W. ladies at ALF }

Helmet of Salvation, by believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose again. @ Psalms 27:1- The Lord is my light and my salvation- Whom shall I fear? * 2 things here: First, if you do NOT have a personal relationship with the Lord and would like to find out more information or to begin having one, please personally email me (anitamsmithson@gmail.com) and I can walk you through asking Him to come into your heart and the understanding of what you are doing. Second, when you are doing hair in the morning or putting on your hat, this is the visual of your Helmet of Salvation- you can also look at it, as getting your Heart Right.

Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. God’s Word is our offensive weapon. When we tell others what the Bible says, the Holy Spirit begins working in them, people see their bad thoughts and actions, and makes them want to be forgiven. @ Hebrews 4:12- For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword. *the Bible, is our visual here. the Word of the Lord. Get in His word daily- read the bible, become stronger in your walk through the Word. The more you are active in your church- through Connecting with those in the church through small groups, serving in an area in the church, making new Godly friends.

Feet prepared with the Gospel and Peace, is being right with God and being fitted with readiness in troubled times. Jesus said peacemakers were blessed. @ Isaiah 52:7- How beautiful ont he mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace. * As you put on your Shoes in the morning and throughout the day, take a “actual” stance, and then go on with your day, this is the visual. Go out with the Gospel in hand and bring peace to every situation you come across, let the Lord Shine through you.

Go out and M.E.I. someone today!

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So let’s come together and Recap our thoughts, Going back to setting Resolutions or as I am going to do, ReVolutions ( making BIG changes, taking a stance and Going Big ) As we put on the Full Armor of God , each day and especially as we go into 2012. How can you make a difference in your {direct} world around you? There is so many TOOLS we have to use now a days, with social media at our fingertips, cell phones, #starbucks, our personal walk with the Lord, our families- as they are direct reflections of our walk with the Lord, our relationships with our spouses and so on. Friends, everyday I get to see God moving in others lives, in my personal lives- something BIG is coming, Movement is happening within our churches. Are you Ready? for His coming? Are you ready to be Used in His Name?

{ Declare it! Go Big in 2012! Give yourself to Him, Let Go & Let God! }

Happy New Year! Be Blessed & Prosperous!

~ Anita Smithson

What is your New Years ReVolution for 2012?

What is your New Years ReVolution for 2012?.

Please SHARE yours on my link, leaving it in the comment area under the post. I am looking forward to helping many of you, CHANGE the way you look at going into the New Year, 2012 and taking a stance, declaring your ReVolution and making it a great year ahead.

What is your New Years ReVolution for 2012?

What is your New Years ReVolution for 2012?

No there is not a typo in my title. I am simply changing the focus of our normal annual goal making and the way we think, going into a new year. So many people make new years {resolutions} each year- do you stick to them and complete them? I would like to ask you- how many make new years {ReVolutions}?

What is the difference you may be asking yourself? Between Resolutions vs. ReVolutions?

Let’s explore this…

RESOLUTIONS, are Commitments we make to bettering ourselves, reaching a goal, setting a goal for the new year- such as eating healthier, reaching a new level at work, working on our relationships and so on. When we make a commitment, we are reaching to be better people or to complete a goal. I have found personal and have heard from others, it is simple to make a commitment- but also simple to NOT follow thru with the commitment, yet to make it again in the future. Are you held accountable by anyone? *that is the key to making commitments, is being held accountable.

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REVOLTUIONS, involves making a major change in something or in life. Taking a stance, Declaring a goal or something you desire. A revolution we typically see may result in a major change in our culture, life or economy.This tends to have a “stronger” ambiance about the word, a strong accountability to it. This kind of revolution can also be in our own life, business, ministry and/or church/ personal walk with the Lord. Major change in our families life or personal life style. I would encourage you to share this Revolution with your family and friends, ask them to remind you and ask you about THIS througou the year. Revolutions are BIGGER then just making a goal to eat healthier, reach a higher level at work, being happier.. this is LIFE CHANGING, something that will have a HUGE impact in your life, business, ministry and personal growth in 2012. Wow, how exciting- I hope you are enjoying changing the way think about going into a New Year, 2012 will and can be AmAzing year ahead of you!

So I ask you again… What is Your New Years ReVolution in 2012?

Take sometime and think this over. The next step, is to “Declare it”… Post it here and then SHARE your post to your facebook page- tell your friends and networking circle about your ReVolution.

Challenge them to make ONE themselves. * Just imagine if Everyone in our OWN cirlces, decided to make ReVolutions {instead} of resolutions. How this could change our direct communities. I am very excited to hear from my friends and family. I would love to support you in your New Years ReVolution for 2012

Happy New Year Friends and Family. If you liked this article/post- please SHARE this with your friends and family, in your networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the links below.

* * Don’t forget to LEAVE me your New Years ReVolution HERE * *

It’s Wednesday, time to Feature yet another Successful Business Owner, Lorrie Eubanks

It’s Wednesday and I am so excited to feature yet another successful business owner in the Girlfriends Corner on my blog. Each week I feature several business owners that I feel deserve to be recognized for their hardwork and dedication to helping their business become successful. The BEST places to find these featured business owners are in the Girlfriends Corner and the Man Cave  on my blog.  Thank you for support and future connection with these successful business owners… they are interested in growing their business with new customers and making new networking connections on various social media platforms (twitter, facebook..). If you would like to have your Business featured please send your info to anitamsmithson@gmail.com and I will get back to you.

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Today I am featuring LORRIE EUBANKS

Lorrie Eubanks is the owner of Nina Bina BOWtique and a stay at home mom to her 3 children in New Jersey. She is a dear friend of mine personally and a very dedicated women to what she is passionate about. She is great networking and has a wide spread networking circle! I definitely encourage you to connect with her for the reason of networking and gifting/using her creations. They are beautiful. She had sent some bows for my girls, and they just love them and look so cute in them.

Nina Bina BOWtique provides quality handcrafted, bows, tutus, legwarmers, customized onesies and so much more! you can also find her boutique on line @ http://www.facebook.com/ninabinabowtique Located in Hamilton, NJ

The story behind her boutique, you can read here: After having 2 boys I was presently surprises with the news of # 3 on the way, a little girl. The first thing I did after the news- was Shop! I was surprised that hair accesories were so expensive and they all looked alike. As I was not too thrilled about what I was seeing in the stores, I purchased whatever I could find. Now fast forward to the summer 2011, I had to find a way to support my bow addition and to bring some income into our home. I went to my local craft store and bought some ribbon. I always considered myself crafty and was truly inspired by some of the other work at home moms I knew. It has been such joy doing what I have found passion in, while my daughter Nina naps- I work. It has truely become a family ran business: as my older boys (8-10) help me with packing and shipping. Being able to show my kids that hard work pays off, while they help with the business. I look forward to connecting with new customers and expanding my networking circle.

* I also offer FREE delivery to the Mercer County, NJ area.

{ TO PLACE AN ORDER, email ninabinabowtique@gmail.com include item description, quantity, shipping address and email address for invoicing.  ALL INVOICES MUST BE PAID WITHIN 48 HOURS OF INVOICE. If not paid within 48 hours invoice will be canceled. (i…f you cannot pay within 48 hours, but still want the item at a later date contact me and we can work something out!  SHIPPING: I ship USPS, with delivery confirmation. Shipping charge for single bow is $1.50. Each additional bow, $.50. Shipping charge for bow holders is $3.50.  Shipping charge for Tutus is $5 (I box them to keep their shape during shipping) $2 for each additional Tutu. PLEASE NOTE: Hair Accesories contain small pieces and can be a choking hazard to young children or pets. Please use common sense when using hair accesories on small children and/or pets.  Nina Bina BOWtique hand stitches all hair accessoties to provide maximum duribility. }

Lorrie Eubanks  ninabinaBOWtique@gmail.com 609-222-5388

Very excited about my first ever “Couple” Feature, Mike & Judie Stone

Welcome & Happy Friday, just 2 more days till christmas….

Today I am featuring a special couple, Mike & Judie Stone * follow and connect with them on Facebook, by clicking on there name in blue. I will be featuring them both in our Man Cave and in the Girlfriends Corner, here on my blog! I just love when a couple goes into business with eachother and have the same dreams. What a great way to work together and provide for your family together, all in one.

I am blessed to know them personally and network in many aspects of our lives. I encourage you to begin networking with this powerful and successful couple. Get to know their work and how you can best help support them, and share with them how they can help support you! That is what Networing is all about.

MIKE & JUDIE STONE

@ Mike Stone Roofing

Ca License# 921681

Mike Stone # 916-622-6383/ Judie @ the Office # 916-613-5445 

Email: mikestoneroofing@yahoo.com

Energy Efficient “Cool Roof System” Compliant, SMUD Preferred Contractor

Residential and Commercial Roofing/ Roofing Repairs

FREE ESTIMATES:

New Roof * Re-Roofing * Repairs * Roof Maintenance Plans* Roof Certification

* Dry-Rot Repair * Leak Repair Specialist * and More

Ask about current Rebate offers, Tax Credits, and Energy Star Roofs that will Save Money on your energy bills. We would love the opportunity to answers any questions you may have and to take care of all your roofing needs in the near future. 20+ years of experience Please email or call us today!

Thank you for taking the time today to read about our family business, we look forward to serving you and networking with you in the near future. As we begun this business to support our family of 6 and provide a way for Judie to stay home, raise our children and for Mike to have flexiability.

We enjoy serving our local community.

 Merry Christmas from our family to your family.

MIKE STONE ROOFING~ 916.622.6382/ 916.613.5445 / mikestoneroofing@yahoo.com

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