Happy Meme Monday: Maybe I’ll Blink, Maybe

It’s been one of those weeks. That week when your parents lease is up and nothing has gone as intended, having no other place to go, offered my home while they find a new place, they said yes, I rearranged the rooms so we’d make room for the grandparents, on the same week that my three year was evaluated to know if he qualifies to enter preschool and did i mention all the while, still potty training him! Phew – I know, that was a lot to take in.

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This meme is me in a nut shell, and with what little energy I have left, I’ll contemplate whether to use it for breathing or blinking – decisions, decisions.

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Have you had one of those weeks?! Happy Monday!

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Happy Meme Monday: Find Your Joy Today

This is more of a ‘Motivational Monday‘ then it is ‘Meme’ but I loved this message so much, I just had to share. I was moved by this because although I was never one to have planned my future at a young age, I didn’t see a chronic illness in my future and my present life. The picture was never clear, I only knew two things, one, that I wanted to get married and two, I wanted to have kids. These two have been such a blessing. However, in 2013 the picture was distorted – for the better. And I say for the better because at times I got very comfortable with life and with this illness, it’s helped me find myself – slowly but surely, realize things I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to and also, be able to live in the moment. It’s helped me see that life is uncertain, things happen, health issues arise, to let go and let God and to accept things I can not change.

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Happy Monday!

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Nail File Friday’s: Pink Glitter Outlined Nail Tutorial

The outlined nails is the trend, it’s also very different – pretty different! I used here a pretty pink with shimmer polish, but you can do this look with whichever color you enjoy. The look is fun, the negative space where you can see the natural nail is also nice and it’s thinking outside the box to your everyday looking polished nails!

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Six Dollar Store Essentials For Disney Trip

Six Dollar Store Essentials For Disney Trip

I want to share with you these items that I consider to be essential  for any Disney trip / vacation. The best part of all is that they can all  be purchased from the Dollar Store.

This bottle caddy – I found this one on Amazon which also looks great. The plastic gets hooked onto the top part of any water bottle and it can be carried around your neck or across your body. The kids love carrying this and when they don’t – it happens, simply place the water bottle in the backpack.

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You want to take rain ponchos because you just never  know if it’ll rain – these are from Amazon, and small trash bags these are from Amazon. The children are constantly snacking at the parks and there isn’t always a trash bin around, simple start to fill up a bag, and as soon as a trash bin is in sight, simply toss the bag away! The children will also snack in the car on the way to Disney World, and all the trash in placed in these small bags. Also, yes I would agree, these are not  the best in quality, but again, this will keep you dry, and considering the overpriced ponchos being sold at the parks, you can’t  beat the price!

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These pop-up hampers – this 2 pack is from Amazon. I will usually purchase two, one for myself and my husband and the other for the children. When we arrive to our rooms, I’ll set these up in a corner. Then when it’s time to pack up and go, we simply pack these in our vehicle. It makes going back home so much more enjoyable. I get home, the clothes are in the hampers, put them in the laundry room, wash, and done!  No more dirty clothes mixed in with clean clothes.

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If you’re planning to stay longer than a few days – say 3 days, I’d suggest not over packing instead take your own detergent and wash clothes. The Disney resorts have self service laundry facilities on property. Just so you know, if purchasing detergent from the vending machine they offer are a single-use packet for $1 each. This bottle is enough for about three to four loads, which is more than plenty. On this day / trip, there was only this brand, but the Dollar Store carries other known brands such as Tide and Gain.

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And lastly, little ones enjoy all things glow in the dark, so these are perfect for the night time Happily Ever After show at Magic Kingdom or  any other fireworks and nighttime spectaculars at Disney World.

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Do you have any must haves or essentials you take on your trip to Disney World? Please share!

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Reblog Wednesday: How to Set Boundaries with a Toxic Person — MakeItUltra™ Psychology

It’s rather a bit unsettling to think of the need to cut ties with someone. At times they’re friendships or even a family member. As I continue to grow, I’ve realized what I want, what I will accept and will not tolerate in friendships and overall relationships. I believe this to be an internal battle also because I was taught to love thy neighbor, to accept people as they are, and to love in the dimension of the cross. But what happens when others no longer serve a positive purpose in my life, when they no longer lift me, but rather break me. Please, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely believe we will have our moments with others when we will disagree, and we’ll forgive one another and move on. But what if this is recurring and happening constantly?! What if I consider myself a good friend and yet have come to realize a friendship in my life isn’t reciprocating the same level of love and respect for our friendship. You know, that one sided friendship, do you cut ties, do you call it quits or do you continue to accept their behavior?!

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This week I bring you this wonderful post on the matter by the very talented Dr. Perry over at Make It Ultra. He lists a few suggestions he uses in his practice on how to create healthy boundaries with others. He first mentions to be honest with the other person about your feelings, not adding to the negativity and not fearing the loss of a relationship that just feeds you negativity. If you haven’t read the full post, please stop by his blog!

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Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” ~Hans F. Hansen We all know at least one person who seems to walk around in a state of doom and gloom. They are in short supply of joy but have an overabundance of negativity. This individual may […]

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Happy Meme Monday: Me, In The Middle Of Monday

I thought weekends were meant for sleep and relaxation?! Yet, it seems to me like there’s more work to be done on the weekends than there is to do during the week, leaving me a bit sluggish on Monday’s. However, here’s to a productive week ahead! May you set out to accomplish your goals or pushing yourself to tackle those things you’ve yet to do. Do you get the same feeling Monday’s?! Please tell me you do.

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Happy Monday!

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Nail File Friday’s: Easy + Simple Light Pink With Glitter Detail

So, after all the dark and neon colors I’ve been trying out over on my YouTube, this week I wanted to share with you something neutral and pretty but still toned down. I went with this neutral, and very beautiful light pink/nude tone nail polish by Essie – Go Go Geisha. It’s that perfect neutral shade that you can wear to work, a wedding, school, etc. when you want a color that isn’t loud.

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Of course though, I still wanted to ‘dress it up’ a bit, and decided on this tiny detail of colored glitter on the ring finger – love the final look!

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