Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Financial WiseDumb #8

Hey, hey, HEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYY friends, 
It's BACK!!! 
That's right, Financial WiseDumb 
with Mary!!!
Mary, whose motto concerning her finances is, "CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!!!" is back with MORE money saving tips!!! That's right, you can't take your money with you to heaven...a VERY SPIRITUALLY MINDED financial advisor at YOUR SERVICE!!!
My mom told me when I was a teenager that she didn't believe in plucking your eyebrows, she was an ALNATURAL gal, hippy from the 60's, BUUUUUUUUUUUUUT after seeing me "DO" my own eyebrows, she said IF I WAS GOING TO DO THAT TO MY EYEBROWS, I needed to leave my eyebrows to the professionals… 
Sooooooo I wanted to save money ๐Ÿ’ต, and i'm weeeeeeeellllll past my teenage years and  sooooooooo I DID MY OWN EYEBROWS!!!! I was quite proud of them!!!
When my sis got home from work I asked her what she thought of them??? without telling her I had done ✔️ them myself, I was just liiiiiiiike, I got my eyebrows done, what do you think??? she looked at them for a moment then said, YOU should get a refund! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
IF ONLY I COULD get a refund!!! Then I would NOT only be saving money, I'D BE MAKING SOME TOO!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAA!!!
They look liiiiiiiike this... ๐Ÿคจ
Turns out, after all these years, moms ARE ALWAYS RIGHT!   

Long story short girls, listen to MOM!!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Marriage advice!!!

I was reading the biography of Bro. Terry this past weekend, well more like skimming and speed reading through it, buuuuuuut I found this one paragraph on marriage advice HILARIOUS!!! I had to make a meme out of it…

Now husbands take into consideration that $20 is like a trip to the $1 dollar store ๐Ÿฌ these days… aaaaaaand that the dollar ๐Ÿ’ต ain’t even a dollar anymore!!! (Glad my mom didn’t live to to see that…cuz I’d NEVERRRRR have heard the end of that!!!!)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, May 12, 2023

Humming Birds are NOT realists!!!

I have a confession to make; I think I maaaaaaaaaaay be a HUMMING BIRD!!!
Can you all see THE RESEMBELANCE!?!?!?!
1. Humming birds are colorful/Mary Is colorful
2. Hummingbirds love flowers/Mary LOVES flowers
3. Humming birds are little/Okaaaaaay the similarity just ended!Hee, hee!;)
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut WAIT there is ONE MORE THING Humming birds have in common, HUMMING BIRDS ARE NOT REALISTS!!!! Annnnnnd weeeeeelllll WE ALL KNOW I"M NOT A REALIST!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!
How are humming birds NOT REALISTS???
Well i'm not very mathematical, so I wont go to deep into the details, buuuuuuuuut, if you look at the body structure of a humming bird, the size of their bodies in comparison to their wing size, their ability to fly is aerodynamically impossible.
 "Hummingbirds have been baffling scientists for years. Matt Ransford commented, “The hummingbird is an animal that by all rights shouldn’t be able to fly” (Popular Science). But not only can this bird fly, it is the only bird able to fly forwards, backward, up, down, sideways, upside down, and even hover"
The humming bird should NOT be able to fly. It is scientifically and aerodynamically IMPOSSIBLE for the humming bird to fly. YET, the humming bird does NOT question the IMPOSSIBLE, it just FLIES!!! And not only does it fly, it is known as one of the best flyers of all birds EVEN THOUGH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for it to fly, IT STILL DOES!!!  
As humans, HOW OFTEN do we doubt God's promises in our lives??? It will never happen! It's impossible! Sometimes we say, I don't want to be a nay sayer, buuuuuuuuuuuut, blah, blah, blah! I've done it, yes EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE i'm a realist too! Buuuuuuuuuut we need to be like the humming bird, THE HUMMING BIRD doesn't question, it just FLIES!!! 
Your circumstances, your life, your issues, your struggles may seem like you’re an unlikely person to be used of God! People may say it’s impossible, buuuuuuut don’t listen, JUST BE USED OF GOD!!!
We need to JUST BELIEVE!!! Just ACT ON IT!!! It may seem like THE REALLY UNREALISTIC thing to do, buuuuuuuuuuuut GOD CAN DO ANYTHING!!!! If God said it, we don't need to analyze it. (Obviously, we do need Godly instruction from our spiritual authorities, but that’s not what I’m talking against, I’m talking about doubt and naysayers!)We don't need to look at the reality of the situation and think there's no way, I'm being stupid, I just need a reality check...BECAUSE GOD is NOT A REALIST!!! God is GOD! God doesn't work in our lines of reason and logic, he works on HIS TERMS!!!
Brother Matthew Garrett preached at our church this past Sunday and he said something that really caught my attention. He said, "God said let there be light and THERE WAS LIGHT, and then, three days later, he made the sun."  Now i'm not a scientist, buuuuuuuut i'm pretty sure that scientifically speaking, it is IMPOSSIBLE for there to be light in the world, without the sun. Yet, GOD DID IT!!! If God says, LET THERE BE LIGHT, there's going to be light, WITH OR WITHOUT the sun he created to give us light! 
“Marvel not at the works of sinners; but trust in the Lord, and abide in thy labour: for it is an easy thing in the sight of the Lord on the sudden to make a poor man rich.”
If God speaks, IT HAPPENS!!! If God told you something, he doesn't need anyone's analysis or REALITY CHECK for it to happen!!! Just, wait, trust and OBEY!!! IF the humming bird started talking to all of its friends asking their oppinion and they all started telling it, oh i don't know, you better just be safe and not fly. We want you to fly but you know it’s just not going to be a reality in your life, just accept it and move on. BUT NO, the humming bird doesn't stop to reason the impossible, it JUST FLIES!!!
"And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand." (2 Kings 3:18)
God doesn't need your reality check! God doesn't need your analysis of the probability of a situation. GOD JUST NEEDS YOUR TRUST!!! Trust your creator and the impossible will happen!!! 
"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19: 24-26)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Happy Brain-boosting-Wednesday!!!

It's your middle-of-the-week-brain-booster!!!
"Did you know???..."
That there is ACTUALLY a street, NAMED AFTER ME????
YES, I am for realz, a WHOLE STREET named after ME!!! 
Is it called, MARY STREET??? NO!!!
Is it called ROAD MARY??? NO!!! 
Mary Land??? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
It is called...
Imagine my extreme excitement when I passed this street...seriously, 
"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)

Mary Frances
p.S. Now we just need a Foodie street and a Selfie street!!!! 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023


Don't mind me....
I'm just TRYING to make some FRIED CHICKEN!!!!
I made the fried chicken, FOR MY SISTER, because I thought, what a great welcome home gift...She loves my chicken, buuuuuuuut I mean, WHO DOESN'T??? Weeeeeeeellllll besides my nephew ODIN??? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
Sooooooooo after I made the fried chicken, FOR MY SISTER,I thought to myself, I'm goinig to be a MATURE, RESPONSIBLE, ALMOST 40-YEAR-OLD ADULT, annnnnnnnnnnd I'm going to NOT just leave an EMPTY EGG TRAY in the fridge!!!!  I'm going to do THE ADULTISH thing and REFILL THE EGG TRAY!!
 I literally DO NOT EVEN KNOW what happened!!! I'm holding the dozen eggs and its like I got a random case of turrets. My arm just randomly shot up and the next thing I know, A DOZEN EGGS IS FLYING THROUGH THE AIR...
Half on the floor and the other 6 ALL OVER THE KITCHEN, its like I was having my own belated Easter egg hunt...I even found one egg a few hours later splattered inside the kitchen Aide mixer!!!! Needless to say, the WHOLE KITCHEN had to be swept and mopped and wiped down....BIG TIME!!!
 Soooooooo THE LESSON IS: that's what you get Mary, FOR TRYING TO BE MATURE!!!
Next time, FUGHETTABOUT IT!!!!
Buuuuuuuuuut the Big sis comes home and KNOWS NOTHING EVEN HAPPENED... she just sees a clean kitchen and i'm like all causal like, Oh yeah, I made you some chicken...she SUSPECTS NOTHING...and she'll neverrrrrr know....UNLESS... she read's her BEST SISTER EVERRRRR'S BLOG!!! BAHAHAHAAA!!! I waited til I replaced the eggs to post this...JUST IN CASE!!! ;) 
I'm kinda like AMELIA BEDELIA, she drove her employees cRaZy, and they were always ABOUT TO FIRE her... BUUUUUUUUUUUUT then they tasted her cooking, AND THEY JUST CAN'T LET HER GO!!!! I'm THE Same, YOU KNOW IT!!! ;)

Soooooooooo the good news is that I didn't burn the house down ANDNNNNNNNND I ACTUALLY remembered to feed the dog ๐Ÿ•!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜‡ 
I would say things went slightly better than they did in this epic post HERE!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, May 8, 2023

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Home ALONE!!!

When the big sis goes outta town
You live it up…
That’s right, I parked the Element in 
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Friday, May 5, 2023

Mary’s Random History lesson!!!

Sit back my lil children, MARY, is about to teach:
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise (Now more commonly known a Best Foods) was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York . This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is, of course, known as...
Sinko de Mayo
Best Foods Gluten Free, Kosher Condiment Mayonnaise 30 oz ...
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I'm like, literally soooooo FUNNY!!! If NO ONE else laughs, it's ok, BECAUSE I DID!!! Cracks me up EVERY YEAR!!! Hope Everyone has a good Cinco de Mayo!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. BEST TEACHER EVERRRR-we also now know WHY I'm not a teacher...apparently, Adventure's In Odyssey's Imagination Station, isn't considered a "proper" way to be edu-a-MA-kay-a-tid!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, May 4, 2023

A few of my favorite things…

Soooooooooo I absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE blogposts or podcasts with people’s favorite things that they recommend!!!! Sooooooo I thought ๐Ÿ’ญ I would start my own on my blog as well!!!!!
1. Bug repellent 
Ok sooooooo I looooooove the outdoors, buuuuuuut I HATE BUGS ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿ•ท️!!!! For some reason, when I go hiking ๐Ÿฅพ, bugs are EXTREMELY ATTRACTED TO ME!!! ๐Ÿ™„ #ThatAwkwardMomentWhenBugsAreMoreInterestedInYouThanGuys!!! Bahahahahaaa 
AnywayZ, this bug spray is an all natural, non-chemical, bug repellent that smells sooooooo goooooooood!!!! I actually get compliments from other hikers when I wear it!!!! And the BEST PART IS, IT WORKS!!! When the bugs come flying at me, it’s like there’s an invisible brick ๐Ÿงฑ wall around me 
and those bugs just stop ๐Ÿ›‘ ✋ in their tracks and buzz ๐Ÿ off!!! I’m liiiiiike, that’s right LOSERS… don’t touch me!!! You can find this spray on inherit clothing company site!
2. Funk Away!
Funk Away is an odor eliminator I like to use in my shoes! I put it in before I put my shoes on so I don’t even have a chance for my feet ๐Ÿฆถ to start smelling!!! And we use it on my nephew who has EXTREMELY STINKY FEET AND IT WORKS!!!
 What I like about Funk Away is that you can use it on other things that can’t be put in the wash and also as just a room spray in general and it smells really nice, like clean and refreshing!!! Soooooo if someone tells you that your feet stink, don’t get mad, GET FUNK AWAY!!! After all, you’re only human, that’s why we all have to use ๐Ÿงผ ๐Ÿšฟ ๐Ÿ›!!! 
FunkAway Odor Eliminator Spray for Clothes, Shoes and Gear, Black (13.5 oz) https://a.co/d/hRM1QlF
3. Brazilian Crush
I absolutely adore all the body/hair sprays by SOL DE JANEIRO!!! Brazilian crush has the best body lotion and body mists!!! 
Buuuuuuut Cheirosa '68 Tropical, Fruity Floral is just BOMB.COM!!!
I just bought this bottle a month ago and it’s ALMOST GONE!!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ 
If anyone needs a gift idea ๐Ÿ’ก 
they can buy me Brazilian Crush stuff ANYTIME!! 
SOL DE JANEIRO Body Fragrance Mist https://a.co/d/ipBPIq2
4. Summer Bedspread 
My new bedspread is soooooo niiiiiiice!!!! I really needed a lightweight blanket for the summer buuuuuuut I can’t sleep without a blanket and I can’t keep the fan on cuz it will make me cough ๐Ÿ˜ท and also I get too cold too!!!! Lol ๐Ÿ˜ buuuuuuuuut this bedspread is the perfect in between!!! And the long sides are like a sheet, so if it’s a really hot ๐Ÿฅต summer night in AZ I can just use the sides!!!  I know you all are surprised that I chose white for my bedspread but I like that white is just so fresh and clean and makes everything bright!!! Plus, WHITE is the only color you can BLEACH!!!
Get it here…
Lush Decor Ravello Pintuck Ruffle Skirt Bedspread Vintage Chic Farmhouse Style Lightweight 3 Piece Set, Queen, White https://a.co/d/cbbTVnF

5. Low carb ramen 
๐Ÿœ I know, I knoooooow, it sounds TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE buuuuuuuuuuuut it’s REAL!!! And it ACTUALLY TASTES GOOOOOOOD!!! No the noodles aren’t exactly the same consistency, they’re a little firmer but I don’t mind it at all!!!
They’re made out of pumpkin seed protein, I liiiiiike pumpkin seeds so I was like ok I can try this!!!! Very, very good and very filling!!!! This ramen was created by two Asian men that just wanted to create a healthy alternative to their family for a food they truly loved!!! They grew up in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ and Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ and worked in a noodle factory sooooo I figured they knew something about ramen ๐Ÿœ making!!! It took 200 recipes before they came up with this one ☝️!!! #WORTHIT!!!! My favorite is the spicy ๐ŸŒถ️ beef!!! You can get it at Whole Foods in the noodle aisle or on Amazon!

immi Variety Pack Ramen, Black Garlic "Chicken", Tom Yum "Shrimp", Spicy "Beef", 100% Plant Based, Keto Friendly, High Protein, Low C... https://a.co/d/2YHPzio
Hope you guys enjoyed this, im not sure how often I’ll do these buuuuuuuut maybe once a monthish!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The Ultimate Asian Compliment!!!

Soooooooooooooo I have ths certain hair-do I like to do wear the night before I braid my hair into little braids, wrap the ends around and then put the pony around it, I put spray gel all on the braids and when I take them out in the morning, my hair is all wavy and curly on the ends- I think it's actually one of my favorite hair-dos, because it's soooo easy and lasts for several days! 
Well one day when I wore it to church like this, my sister-in-law was sitting behind me and she was touching my waves and THEN she gave me THE ULTIMATE ASIAN COMPLIMENT EVERRRR!!! I mean, I actually am UNSURE if I could get a higher compliment comping from an ASIAN!!! 
RAMEN!!! ๐Ÿฒ 
I was like, GRAAAAACE, RAMEN???? That's liiiiiiiiiiiike a REALLY HIGH COMPLIMENT coming from an Asian!!! I mean, my sister-in-law LOVES HER RAMEN!!!
I'm liiiiiiiike, GRACE I'm FLATTERED!!!!
 I mean RAMEN ๐Ÿœ, that's liiiiiiiiiike, areally, really, really, REALLY HIGH compliment…
 as high as RICE!!!๐Ÿš 
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, May 1, 2023

Happy ReCommit Monday!!!

At our church ⛪️, on Sundays, after prayer and before service goes into song service, one of the men in our church gives an opening to the congregation. This past Sunday, Bro. Jason talked about the importance of being on the right path. 
BUUUUUUUUUUT more importantly then being on the right path, recommitting to the things on the right path. 
Recommitting to prayer!
Recommitting to Bible reading!
Recommitting to holiness!
Recommitting to faithfulness to church!
I really liked this, it’s so true! CHOOSING to live for God one time isn’t enough! We have to choose living for Him over and over again!!! I remember when one of my closest friends backslid, they said, they had some choices they had to make and I was just like, but I thought you already chose to live for God years ago! And they had, buuuuuuut choosing it one time isn’t always enough! We have to choose to live for God every single day of our lives! Again and again in our lives we have to recommit to convictions!  It’s a good thing to step back and reevaluate our lives and see if we are still standing strong!!!
There was a time in my life that I remember having to step back and reevaluate things in my life with holiness. When my mom was alive, I never had to worry about if I wore something a little too short, cuz trust me, I HEARD it before she even saw me… practically…bahahahahaaa!!!! After she died, that voice in my life was gone. Skirts got shorter, then I started wearing like the decorative nylons… people told me, you look so cute!
Buuuuuut I remember seeing a picture of myself and the thought that went through my head was… that looks soooooo HOOCHIE!!! It was like my mom was telling me from heaven what she thought!!! ๐Ÿ˜ I got rid of all those nylons, got longer skirts… skirt extenders… because I’m COMMITTED to holiness and I needed to recommit to holiness!!! 
Is it time for you to recommit to something???
Let’s take some time this week to recommit!!!
Pleasing God is really all that matters!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S committing to holiness is a REALLY GOOOOOOOOOD REASON for shopping ๐Ÿ›️ Jus sayin! ๐Ÿ˜‰