Summer Citrus Water…So Refreshing!

There is nothing fresher than cold citrus water in the heat of the Summer. I always make this when we are having a family or friend gathering. The kids love it too!

Use any type of fruit you like, and always buy spring water to use instead of out of the faucet. It makes the taste even more refreshing! 


Love, Hugs, Peace & Roars, 

Lion Queen




Who Thinks You are Beautiful When You Wake Up?

Ok peeps…here we go! When I wake up in the mornings the first thing I  do is go to to the bathroom, as 99.9% of us do. (If not, your to young to be reading this. ) What is the very first thing you see?  You flip on that bathroom light,  look in the mirror and say “OMG!!!  Where is that little cutie that brushed her teeth, brushed her hair out,  took off her makeup to wake up and see that beautiful, natural face and  be like “WHAT?!!!”

Lord knows…that girl is gone! She went to bed and woke up a totally different face! She went to bed stressed, tossed and turned all night wondering what went wrong in her life. She cried all night, because she found out the man in her life cheated on her. She stayed up trying to figure out how to fix her grown children. She was wide awake deciding if her job was worth staying awake for.  She tossed and turned wondering if the next call in the middle of the night  was going to be in regards to her parent taking a turn for the worst, and she had to get up and go to the hospital. She woke up in the middle of the night hearing a siren, was that siren for someone in her family, or another family. She was awaken in the middle of the night by the phone ringing, knowing her child was in a foreign country, fighting for their own country, and not knowing where her child was. She woke up to many nights worrying, because she’s a Mom. Even over Fifty.

Women  wake up each and every day,  tired and worn, whether young or old.  Every woman wants to wake up beautiful and full of life, pretending nothing is wrong in their world. Reality is, every woman has something going on in their lives that makes them worry, or feels they need to mend.

But when you wake up next to your husband,  your boyfriend/girlfriend, your significant other,  your child,  your parent,  grandparent, your best friend, or the most important person in your life, after a regular day, or the most trying day of your life, with your swollen eyes, and out of control hair,  the worst breath ever,  and they tell you “You are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.” Savor that moment, because you truly are the most beautiful person they have ever seen. They mean it. 💖💖💖

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

A Friend….

Last night I met a few of my lady friends for a “Girls Night Out”.  We first met for dinner at the restaurant at the theater we where we were going to watch the movie “What Men Want”.  (Which was so funny, and all you ladies need to go watch it!) 

As one of our friends asked for some prayers, one thing led to another and one of my friends who I have known since 7th grade began to tell us a story of a blessing she received from God. 

I, in the past few months have felt like I  have failed myself, and  God has failed me. Due to circumstances that have been totally out of our hands, and can only be changed by the hand of God.

The Lion King  and I have been extremely busy the past few months, and have put God 2nd, maybe even 3rd in life, because prayers have not been answered.  Once my friend started telling us her story, I was in awwww. Then I realized, this is why we are on the back burner. She spoke of how she had been praying for a friend she has that was needing some financial help. She wasn’t sure what she could do. My friend and her husband are building a house, and of course needing their money for that.  

To make a long story short, she told  us  of an inheritance her Father-in-Law received, which unto an unfortunate incident turned into a bigger inheritance for him. He showed up to their temporary residence while their home is being built and handed her an envelope. She opened the envelope and it was the EXACT  amount she had been praying for her friend. 

She told us her over whelming feelings and how she took the check to her friend, who had no ideal that what was going on. It turns out  her friend’s husband had been sick for quite some time, and they could not meet their mortgage payment and were about to lose their home. This money, saved them. 

My friend has much more going on in her life, that many people have no ideal about. She is a trooper. She does not put her personal hardships out to the social media for the world to see and has a heart of gold for those she cares about about and loves. She moves along, she is determined, and she gets things done no matter what. She is an inspiration.

No matter how hard our own struggles are, there is someone struggling even more. 

We  all need to learn from my friend. 

God does hear our prayers and needs. And more so than not we need to surrender our needs to him. 

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars, 

Lion Queen

Fifties and only Beginning