A Day Of Love For All

Just Don’t Forget About You Too

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—

When Valentine’s Day comes around.. If we’re in a relationship we focus on showing and giving our partners love..

If we’re not in a relationship we focus on showing and giving our friends and family love…

So on this beautiful Valentine’s day don’t forget about YOU…

Cause giving and showing love to yourself is the most important thing to do!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends and family…

I’m sending lots of love & happiness to all of you ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Love You Forever

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

Today is my daughter’s 23rd Birthday and I dedicate my poem and my post today to her…

She’s probably gonna kill me for posting some old and some new photos yet isn’t that what mom’s are supposed to do???๐Ÿ˜ฑ…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSSA

I love you more than words can say… I wish you all the happiness in the world….

Dream big, follow your heart and always know that you deserve everything your heart desires..

I know you’ll achieve all your hopes and dreams and I’m so proud of the young lady that you’ve grown up to be!!!

I’LL LOVE YOU FOREVER, I’LL LIKE YOU FOR ALWAYS… FOREVER & ALWAYS MY BABY YOU’LL BE ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—

Love you always

Mom๐Ÿ’—

Rest In Paradise Chica

You’ll Forever Be In My Heart


Hello World ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

It truly is amazing how we feel about our pets… 

They aren’t just an animal that lives with us, they truly become a family member and a huge part of your heart!

Last night I lost my best friend.. 

My little Chica ๐Ÿ˜ข she was 16 years old (112 in human years) lived a great life and enhanced mine immensely… 

I got her when she was 2 yrs old and she literally went everywhere with me.. my little ride and die partner and losing her truly feels like I lost my best friend, my baby ๐Ÿ˜ข

So today I’m dedicating my post to my baby and to all those who have lost theirs.

The unconditional love we receive from them is unparalleled and they deserve just as much acknowledgement, if not more!!!

Rest in Paradise little Chica, I love you more than words can say… You will be missed so very much… Yet in my heart you’ll always stay!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜ข

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

No More Resolutions

I’m Setting Intentions Instead


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

The past couple of days I’ve been contemplating whether or not I’m going to make a few New Year’s resolutions ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”..

Then when I woke up this morning I thought… 

NOT.. 

Every year I make resolutions, I start out ok and then by the middle of the year they have gone out the window and then I start feeling guilty or I wind up being hard on myself for not following through…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

SOOOOOOO today I decided that instead of making “resolutions” I’m gonna set “intentions” instead… 

When we intend to do something and it doesn’t pan out, for me at least, I’m never ever as hard on myself as I am when I make a resolution and don’t stick with it ๐Ÿค”

So setting intentions of what I’d like to do and what I’d like to change is much more workable, for me anyway ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‰

Nevertheless… 

I wanted to stop by and send a huge thank you to all of you, friends, family and all my followers that have stuck with me through a very difficult 2017 and send you all so much love and happiness today, for the New Year and beyond!!! 

Be safe if you’re going out … 

I actually am and haven’t in over 25 yrs ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ so this is going to be very interesting hahahaha… 

Have fun, smile and don’t forget to laugh..A LOT ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—..

MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR .. 

MAY 2018 BRING YOU ALL HAPPINESS, LOVE, ABUNDANCE AND TONS OF LAUGHS… 

LOVE YOU ALL HUGE HUGE HUGE ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

A Smile Can Change Everything

A Smile Is From The Heart

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

The last few days have been difficult for me… Trying my best not to fall into a depressed funk from missing my son badly and just lots of things on my mind.. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜–

Yet today I was at the little country store where I live and there was the cutest little baby sitting in it’s stroller staring at me…

As soon as I made eye contact with him, he gave me the biggest smile and of course it made me smile big right back…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ 

I asked his mom how old he was and she said he was almost 5 months… I complimented his beautiful smile and then the oddest thing happened… ๐Ÿ™„

As I went to walk away he started crying๐Ÿค”I kept walking and his cries got louder… 

So I had to walk back and as soon as he saw me he stopped and smiled huge…I smiled back and giggled and went to walk away and omg he started screaming again hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚..

His mom and I laughed cause every time I tried to walk away he started screaming…… 

His Mom asked me if I wanted to hold him and so of course I said yes and OMG as soon as I put him in my arms he started laughing hard… Which of course made me and his mom laugh and she said he’s never ever done that… 

Why he did I don’t know yet I walked them out to her car, put him in his car seat gave him a kiss on his forehead and said… Thank you little man.. You just made my day ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—…

He smiled huge and this time didn’t scream when I walked away…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค”.

Now I’m not sure why that happened and yet I do believe it was a sign from the universe letting me know my son is ok or maybe a sign from my son … 

Yet more than anything I do know that the power of a smile cause truly change your mood… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

So my friends don’t forget to smile today at everyone you see… Cause a little smile can change the world and make it a beautiful place to be ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜.

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Gratitude

Kindness Is Magic

Hello World,

WOW WOW..SO VERY VERY GRATEFUL๐Ÿค—.

First and foremost … Thank you Cobs @thecobweboriumemporium for the beautiful tag… It’s definitely getting hung up in the bus…๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค— And yes your little sweet note made me cry..๐Ÿ˜ข happy tears though ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿค—  

I feel like the universe is smiling down on me cause this has been an incredible 2 days…1st getting Cobs beautiful tag and then the wonderful gifts from a new friend on Instagram, then winning a contest ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ … I’m totally on cloud nine and so very very grateful for the kindness I’ve received ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค— 

SOOOOOOO as most of you all know, I’ve been converting a bus so I can travel all over the country and spread my son’s ashes at all the places we wanted to go see… It’s been just a few months since I got the bus (with the help of so many of you) and my healing journey is right around the corner.

I’ve slowly been getting pantry things I’ll need for my journey and making lists of things that will be road worthy, tiny fridge worthy, good quality, healthy and storable.

 I love veggies, fruits, smoothies and salads and although I cannot say that I’m vegan because I cannot give up cheese, eggs and seafood (not yet anyway) I was talking to my friend Dana (a vegan smoothie bowl Queen) and had just asked her to make me a list of protein powders and other things like chia seeds etc that would help me stay healthy on the road. 

And then this happened..๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค—. 

An amazing company Kura Nutrition http://www.kuranutrition.com read my story and sent me a bunch of their plant based protein powders, a really cool drink shaker maker ๐Ÿค—, 6 really yummy looking recipes and the sweetest handwritten note ever ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— so I had to do this shout-out cause I am beyond grateful… I’ll totally be posting pics of the yummy things I’ll make with them on the road ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’— thank you @kuranutrition so very much…๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

THEN LAST NIGHT…. 

I won the coolest double bike rack from a contest that a couple of van living guys that I follow on Instagram @therollingvan  had. I’m overly excited and can’t thank you enough too๐Ÿค— talk about cool…

It will look so good on the bus ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— 

Guess it’s time to get in shape lol lol hey maybe that’s what the universe is telling me… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Time to get in shape Ricci…. hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚

I’m in shock ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and NO I’M NOT AN AFFILIATE for either and I rarely do shout-outs… 

I just had to share my excitement and my gratitude… especially to Cobs and Kura Nutrition because those gifts came from the heart, pure kindness and well.. there are no words only love for them both ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Please check out her blog @thecobweboriumemporium and Kura Nutritions shop online with their great healthy products and The Rolling Van on Instagram or YouTube and their amazing adventures traveling the country ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

I may sound like an advertisement but oh well cause I’m so grateful and excited too..

Thank you so much my friends so very very very grateful ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค— 
Kindness is AMAZING

Ricci ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Love It

Live It


Hello World 

This weekend I was hanging out with some friends and their children and I asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

One of them said she wants to be an oceanographer to help save our oceans (which of course made me and her mom smile big) and then the little boy said he wanted to be a trash collector with a big huge truck to clean up all the trash on the beaches (which made me smile too) but his mom immediately said: “No you can’t do that, you should be a doctor to help people instead!” Hmmmmm????๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Yep that opened a huge debate session cause it really bothered me that she didn’t support what he wants to do… 

I never understood why anyone would try to force someone to do something they don’t want to do yet it happens all the time… 

And that’s why I wrote this poem… 

We don’t need permission to do the things we want to do yet there are so many parents out there that will tell their child that they won’t pay for college etc if they don’t do what they want them to do…๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you your dreams or goals aren’t good enough or that you shouldn’t do this or that.. 

If it’s something you think about 24/7 then do it!!! 

It’s your life and they’re your dreams so love it and live it!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Have a fantabulous day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•