Always Remember The Little Things

They Are What Matters Most

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ˜€

Ok so yesterday I received a couple things I ordered on Amazon for the bus and talk about funny….

When I went up to the office to pick them up.. I was dancing around like a little kid and the manager asked me what I got that was making me so happy and silly dancing around like a little kid πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

At first I wasn’t going to show her and then decided why not and opened the big box in front of her…

Well I guess it was a good thing cause she started laughing so hard that she was literally crying which of course made me laugh really hard and then another lady came in… She asked why we were laughing so hard.. We told her and of course she lost it too..

I looked at both of them after we calmed down a bit and said….

“You know you’re a tad touched when you receive a order you placed, you’re dancing around like a kid in a candy store and it’s a toilet!”πŸš½πŸ’ƒsee pics ⬇️

Of course I was happy to receive my USA sticker for the back of the bus too but the toilet is a game changer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Now for most people that’s not anything major πŸ€” but for me OMG… It’s HUGE…

Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..😫

Or…

Being that I am much older than most van lifers lol… Those middle of the night potty breaks…πŸ™„

It would not be too fun going outside behind a bush in the middle of nowhere, in the dark at 3am πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ my luck I’d forget toilet paper and grab a poisen ivy leaf πŸ˜«πŸ˜‚

So my friends…

Don’t forget the little things that always make you smile… Cause it’s always the little things that make life worthwhile πŸš½πŸ’ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸš½..

Have a wonderful day world πŸ’–

RicciπŸ’•

Baby Steps Can Motivate

Get You Where You Need To Be

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ’–

When I first got the bus I was all determined to get it totally converted in a month or two max… Haha haha well we know that didn’t happen cause 7 months later and I’m still doing things to it πŸ€”πŸ™„

Not that it’s a bad thing at all cause I’m actually glad that I’m taking my time so that hopefully there won’t be too many changes needed once I hit the road… πŸ˜‰

I’ve been making jewelry and working with polymer clay for a long time and I’m one that needs to know where everything is and very organized when it comes to all my crafty”stuff” and storing tools and supplies in see-through stackable shoe boxes always helped in that manner… πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰

Well knowing that I wanted to bring that “stuff” with me in the bus so I have things to do on my down days.. I was going bonkers trying to figure out how to stack them in a place that was easily accessible so I didn’t hurt my back trying to get to them and in a way that they wouldn’t fall all over the place while I drive πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

I tried so many things and was getting so frustrated and truly felt defeated..so I put it on the back burner for a while and this weekend it was like a light blub went off in my head…

I have all this room under my bed since I moved the fridge and two ways to access stuff under there…

Duh Ricci…

So I built a bookshelf and woo hoo perfect solution lol… See pics ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

My point in all this is that we get so wrapped up in the big picture and looking at the end result that we can lose our motivation and feel defeated… Sometimes all we need to do is step back, take a break and the answers will come… πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰..

Go figure huh…

Have a great night world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Remember What Life’s About

Bring Out The Little Kid In You

Hello World and Happy Day My FriendsπŸ€—

For the past few months I knew I needed a new phone cause mine has been acting up badly yet it wasn’t a big priority because finishing the bus was my number one πŸ˜‰

I had made the decision that I would finish the bus first & wait until right before I hit the road to get a new one πŸ€”

Well as we know plans change haha and I had to change my decision and get a new one asap or I’d be without a phone cause I was truly ready to throw it against a brick wall cause it is acting up so bad😑

Although it pushes finishing the bus back a little bit..

I am ok with it…

I have to have a reliable phone not just on the road but because I use it for literally everything 😱😑..

Well…

I knew yesterday that I was going to get the new Samsung Galaxy 9S+ this afternoon (it just came out on the 15th & I’m not a fan of iPhones lol) and this morning I woke up feeling like a little kid waking up on Christmas morn…

Filled with excitement and dancing around the bus like a little kid with a new toy and I believe haven’t even gotten it yet πŸ˜„πŸ’ƒπŸ˜„

Of course it made me think of how serious we all take life on a daily basis and actually made me laugh harder and dance more πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜

My point in all this (not to mention sharing my excitement) is that we truly do make life harder than it really is… πŸ€”

We get so caught up in daily life that we forget what life’s about…We forget to take the time to laugh & play & shout…

We forget the little things that make us jump for joy, laugh, cry, smile and just basically feel good inside!!!

So my friends let out the little kid in you and I’m sure that you will see… That life is not as serious as we make it out to be 😁 πŸ˜„ 😁…

Have a exciting and silly day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Balance

The Key To A Better Week

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

This morning I was reading an article about a corporation in India that actually has scheduled meditation breaks for all their employees and it made me wonder why we don’t do that tooπŸ€”πŸ™„

When we go to work we may get breaks yet do we really take them to stop and breath or do we take them to chit chat, go run an errand or not take them at all and just continue working?πŸ€”

We rarely balance out our week cause we are so accustomed to just working working working and we wonder why by mid week we can’t wait for the weekend to get here and by Friday we’re burnt outπŸ˜₯…

hmm makes no sense huh?!?

So my friends..

Don’t forget to balance your week with a little bit of play time too.. it will make your week a lot better and it’s good for your mind and body too 😏

Have a beYOUtiful week world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Family Is Everything

And Family Isn’t Just Blood

This morning I dedicated my post to my kids and wanted to remind everyone not to forget to tell your family you love them and to show them that we care…

Yet for me family isn’t just blood…

For me family is all the people in your life that support all you do.. that believe in your dreams and help you believe in them too….

The ones that wipe your tears, the ones that lend you their light when yours is dim…

The ones that believe in you no matter what and help you believe in yourself too..

and so much more….

For me family is everything and some of my family I’ve never met…

Some are amazing Earth angels whose paths have crossed mine right here and on IG and Facebook…

Tonight I dedicate this post to all of you..

My family…

My Earth angels…

My friends…

For it’s because of all of you that I’m where I am today …

Thank you for being here…

Thank you for your consistent love and support…

Thank you for being who you are and

Thank you for sharing YOU with me…

For each and every one of you…

I AM GRATEFULπŸ™

Love Always πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Family Is Everything

Don’t Forget To Show You Care

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

Yesterday was an amazing day for me…

My oldest and my soon to be daughter-in-law basically kidnapped me for a surprise date day πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—

They took me to a fairy festival, took me to lunch at an amazing Vietnamese restaurant, took me to the beach and then took me to dinner too…

It was an amazing day and a beautiful surprise πŸ’—πŸ€—

When we got back home, for some reason while I was sitting on my bed in the bus, I got really emotional and started crying..

I thought about my beautiful daughter in Arizona who I miss dearly and can’t wait to see this summer and I of course thought about my son Michael whose physical being I miss so very much😒

It made me think about how easily we forget to tell our family how much we love and appreciate them πŸ€”πŸ™„

It’s so easy to compliment others and thank them for all we do.. Yet we forget to tell our family how much we love and appreciate them too…

So today I dedicate my post to my family and show them lots of love… And that also goes to my son that’s up in heaven above … Pics below⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

So my friends don’t forget your family cause they are always there… Tell them that you love them & show them that you care β€πŸ’—β€

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Fear Is Just A Feeling

And Feelings Come & Go

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ€—
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It’s kinda ironic when there’s something that you really want to do yet fear of doing it creeps in and you either keep putting it off or you wind up not doing it at all πŸ˜©πŸ€”..
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I’ve always been a perfectionist be when it comes to doing stuff and always do a ton of research prior to doing anything I’ve never done before as well as asking people that have done it so I’m doing it correctly which I do believe is a good thing 😁😁😁… And I’ve been really excited about setting the solar up on the bus for a long time and over a month ago I ordered everything I need to do it yet because I’m not an expert when it comes to solar I keep putting it off rather than just doing it…πŸ˜©πŸ€”πŸ˜©…
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It’s not like it takes a rocket scientist to do it, it’s pretty self explanatory yet I’ve allowed the fear of not ever doing it before get the best of me 😩😩😩 go figure huh?!?!?…πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ So I decided today that I’m hooking the solar up no matter what.. After all I won’t know if it works if I don’t πŸ™„
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My point in all this is… When there’s something that you really really want to do… Don’t let the fear of never doing it before stop you… Cause if you do you’ll never do it… We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for and fear is just a feeling that we can always push past when we put our minds to it… It’s just a matter of doing it 😁😁…So don’t let fear stop you or let it get in your way..Tell the fear to kiss your butt and do it anyway.. Cause fear is just a feeling and feelings come and go..Push past the fear itself.. your stronger than you know 😁

Happy day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•