Happy Meme Monday: Shopping With Mom Versus Dad

This meme served to remind me of the fact that there are a few differences when it comes to shopping with mom versus the children shopping with dad.

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Shopping in my home ….

Mom                                    vs.                              Dad

Mom: Goes off ‘the list’ – probably, every single time

Dad: Gets only whats on the list

Mom: If child gets cranky, will buy one small bag of chips

Dad: If child gets cranky, depending on the level of ‘crankiness,’ will either finishing shopping or leave the store

Mom: Budget?! ….. she tried!

Dad: Budget, on track and is adding it all up as he shops

Mom: Reads labels

Dad: You want ketchup, it’s a red bottle, I brought you a red bottle, bread is bread!

Mom: Still attempts to use coupons

Dad: Doesn’t care for coupons, to read them, none of it – too confusing

Mom: Is in a rush, goes in for one thing, still manages to get 10!

Dad: Is in a rush, goes in for one thing, comes out with one thing.

Mom: Will make up excuses for the extra purchase before getting home

Dad: No extra purchase = No excuses

Mom: Goes for the healthiest choice

Dad: Goes with the brand that has a special deal that day

Mom: Item out of stock, will ask employee for help

Dad: Out of stock?! Maybe next time!

Do you and your spouse also have a few differences when it comes to shopping for the home, would love to know! Do share!

Happy Monday!

A-

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Nail File Friday’s: Best 4 White Essie Nail Shades

I’m so excited to be back in the swing of things – finger’s crossed, with my first “Nail File Friday’s” of 2019! And today, I give you my absolute favorite four white nail polish shades from the brand Essie. In the video I show you how these four colors look from applying one to three coats, decide which you like best and try it yourself – all these colors will look amazing! These shades in particular are my go-to and definitely worth repurchasing – every single time!

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Happy Friday to all!

A-

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Netflix: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

This morning GMA (Good Morning America) covered a story on a Netflix Original that has just begun! If you already know, or don’t, Marie Kondo is a Japanese best selling author. She is known for her expert advice on all things organization and I just so happen to have a deep love for all things organized. And this Netflix Original Series is based on the ‘KonMari’ method which is from her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I also had written the post titled, The KonMari Method + Clutter Free Home, so if you haven’t read it, please do!

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The plot behind this newly original, Marie Kondo lends a helping hand to people in need of decluttering their homes.

In the interview linked below with Marie Kondo, one of the things that struck a cord with me is when she is asked, what is wrong with American’s, why do we have so much stuff, to which she responds, that the homes are huge. Which only got me thinking about the homes I’ve visited – those smaller spaces and large, and how every inch of the home is covered in stuff! Have you been there?! Perhaps it’s because I live with chronic pain, but living in a space that is begging to be cleared is not something that is appealing to me. Either way, my hope is that this inspires you to declutter your home to make it a more loving and inviting space for yourself and your loved ones.

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I’m excited to watch and see how she transforms lives, one home at a time.

A-

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The Liebster Award – 4

Thank you to my fellow blogger The Eclectic Contrarian. If you haven’t read his incredible poems or been to his blog for some lifting and motivational writing – pay him a visit! Thank you again for your support, I’m humbled.

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Here’s How It Works:

• Create a new blog post on your blog thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog and put in a graphic of the award.

• Answer the questions that were provided, and then share some facts about yourself.

• Create a new set of your own questions for others to answer.

• Nominate 5-11 others and share your blog post with them so they can accept their awards

I’ve Been Asked The Following:

-Whats a topic you love and don’t love to write about?

Always appreciate humor. And honesty. Or should I say honesty in form of humor.

I began this blog with Chiari Malformation + Syringomyelia in mind, however, I have my days when I just can’t get myself to speak on the subject. It just seems to drag me down at times, realty sometimes can get the best of me and I choose to not think on the matter.

-Who and what influences you to write?

Life itself, the brutal truths, the humor in life, my kids and what’s been on my mind at that particular time.

-What emotion gets your creative gears rolling?

Whichever emotion I am feeling at that moment is the best in getting me to write. Whether I’m feeling a bit low, happy or excited.

-Do you write from who you are? Or, who you wish you to be?

I like to go with who I am. I may not be everyone’s cup of ‘tea’ but being myself, authenticity is what will be the greatest in the long run. Those whom choose to stay, will and those who don’t, won’t. And that’s OK.

-Are you a city, country, foreign or even fantasy/sci-fi type of person?

Let’s go with foreign. I’m a little complex, but authentic.

Interesting Things About Me:

I’m a whopping 5′ feet tall!

I’m a righty and have two of my little girls that are lefty.

One of my favorite actresses is Julia Roberts and comedians Robin Williams†

I dislike talking on the phone – and texting

I will hold you to your word, which can be both a blessing and a curse.

I like to be punctual / on time to places. I believe firmly in respecting peoples time.

I think communication is key in any relationship, friendship or otherwise.

My family absolutely loves all things Disney World, including Walt Disney himself, his story, life, how it all began, etc.

Am very much looking forward to the movie ‘Toy Story 4’ being released later this year

As a stay at home mom, I like to work in an organized and clean house, otherwise it’s a no-go!

If I can learn how to do it, and do it myself, I will, for instance, painting walls, dying my own hair at home – been doing it for years, and just recently, cutting my boys hair at home because at $20 x3 boys = doing it myself! No offense to the professionals  🙂

I Nominate:

Simply Chronically Ill

Daily Grind Of A Stay At Home Mom

Bereaved Single Dad

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My Questions To You Are:

• Do you feel your blog represents who you truly are?

• When in a rut, what motivates you to continue to write?

• Is there a topic that is off limits in your writing / blog?

• Was there any one person that motivated you in starting your blog?

Thank you to my nominees, I appreciate your time, so please take your time in responding.

Ana

Happy Meme Monday: Casual Promises To Myself

I’ve never understood why people make New Year’s Resolutions.  There are those that want to lose weight and other short or long term promises that they choose to make to themselves come the new year. As for me, I like to say, I’ll do better than I did yesterday. That just seems a bit easier, to the point and in no way am I committed to something that seems hard to attain. So, this meme here today sums it up quite well!

I’d love to know your thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions, yay or nay?!

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Happy Monday!

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January 2019 and 500 Plus Followers

I have been incredibly blessed this past year, not only in celebrating this blog which has led me to interact with some great people but for giving me another year for self growth. I let go of self doubt and the fear that had held me back from doing things that I wanted to do for so long. I took the leap of faith, found the time and begun what I did as a self care hobby now turned into my very own YouTube channel – yes, it’s very terrifying but exciting. I’ve also found a way to enjoy the design aspect of art and opened my online store with RedBubble. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as I get older, is that risks are worth taking when there’s passion behind it.

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Also, in celebration of my 500 followers, I want to thank you all, for giving me the encouragement to continue to speak on my condition and chronic pain – Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. And in continuing to honor that, I’ll share with you five things about me I have yet to share.

  1. My most favorite scent is lavender.
  2. Even though I live with chronic pain, I have a high tolerance for pain.
  3. I’ve had 10 surgeries.
  4. I am crafty, love all things DIY – so fun! And lastly ….
  5. My most favorite number is 5.

May you be blessed and have a heart filled with courage to accomplish things this new year and always.

A-

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