Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We are coming into 2012 and as most people they are making New Year Resolutions! What are will some of your be? One of mine is to get better in shape, and start a healthier lifestyle. I am by far over weight, however I eat a lot of junk food and I am starting to add the pounds on! I am not a person that does well with diets so I have done a little research looking for a program that fits me, and I found it! It is the Slim Fast 3 -2 - 1 plan! They now have better tasting shakes than ever. check out the plan here: Slim-Fast
Now Slim Fast is offering Creamy Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla, Rich Chocolate Royale, cappuccino Delight, and Strawberries and Cream. I would love to try the French Vanilla or maybe event he Cappuccino Delight! Which flavor is more like you? You find the Slim Fast line in pharmacy sections of grocers and retailers nationwide including: Wal-mart, Kmart, Safeway, and Kroger. You can also order them online at Amazon. com and from Slim Fast's Facebook page. Slim-Fast Like their page and send your friends by there too, I have enjoyed it and think you will too!
You should also try the Slim Fast bars. They come in three different flavors and are only 100 calories each. You can get Fruit, Nut, or Veggies. The shakes offer up to 4 hours of hunger control and also offer 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and 24 essential vitamins and minerals. It is recommended that you eat a balanced 500 calorie meal at least once a day and a good rule of thumb is to fill half of your plate with vegetables, 1/4 with protein, and 1/4 with whole grains.
With Christmas just ending and the New year coming in besides New Year resolutions alot of people are looking to get in shape for many different reasons. Maybe it is a wedding, a vacation, the beach and swimsuits, or maybe a reunion. With the cold weather I know I tend to stay inside much more and eat more than usual, and it seems that our Family gets together and eats much more in the colder weather than in the warmer weather so we tend to add a few extra pounds. If ound that even if you are not looking to lose weight but help maintain a healthier lifestyle the Slim Fast 3*2*1 program can work for you also!
We have almost survived 2011 and coming into the New Year of 2012. Do you have any plans for the weekend? I think we are just going to stay home and spend time with friends and Family.
Since he received his DUI he has decided that drinking is not for him, and I am not upset at all. So, we will be having a Sober New Year! How about you? I just hope that if you decide to drink that you at least have a sober driver, stay where you are or get a cab. I really would hate to see this with your name on it!
|I tried quitting, I really did. I just ran out of time and Chances|
Saturday, December 24, 2011
This year we found out Santa Clause was going to be at our local McDonald's, so me, the hubby, and the 2 girls decided to go get us an ice cream. What a better way to visit with Santa! Hailey acted as if she was terrified at 7 years old, but Riley the 3 year old was esstactic. In the following pictures below you will get to see the wonderful time we had with Santa and McDonald's!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Mr Winter is upon us and all I can think about is how nice it would be to take a nice vacation in the South where the Sun never seems to let you down! Here I will give you several great reasons why you should plan a vacation at Walt Disney World with some great Disney vacation specials! Guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin enjoy many unique and special Disney benefits and you can read about them here:
You can receive extra magical hours just by staying here at the Disney resorts! Who couldn't use an extra hour in the morning or maybe even a up to three hours in the afternoon after the park would normally close. With a valid them park ticket and a resort ID for each adult this is just one benefit you can enjoy. The lines are GREATLY decreased, so you have more time to ride and enjoy rather than waiting in line.
Another great benefit is transportation from the resort to the park. You can a nice cruise to Spcot or to Hollywood Studios or even take the shuttle bus anywhere within Walt Disney Resort. The transportation runs about every 15 to 20 minuites so if you missed this one there is a very short wait time for the next one!
For that golfer we have adanced tee times. They have five championship golf courses plus a nine hole walking course. There are currently ninety-nine more breathe taking holes and even more in progress for those staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Sometimes it just isn't a vacation if you haven't played golf.
Then there is my favorite disney vacation special! You haven't been and seen until you have visited with the characters in Walt Disney, however with the Disney vacation special you can dine with them. This is a benefit for the young and old alike, there are no age limits and for everyone to enjoy! Just don't forget the camera so you can get those personal and together photos with the characters, and get their autographs. In most of the gift shops you can purchase an autograph book and they make great souveneirs.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
As a business owner I look around to find the perfect gift to give friends, family, associates, and customers. I have found the perfect place to get your gifts at a great price and they are customized to your company. My husband and myself own an Electrical company find that when you leave a little something with the customer along with great service the customer now only calls you back but they tell people about you!
With Vistaprint I was able to get those perfect Gifts for Christmas and for any occasion and at a great price! You can get anything from business card, coffee mugs, to T-shirts. And of course with the New year approaching what better gift than to give someone a Calender! The Calenders are great gift ideas simply because the customer always has your ad at their fingertips.
Vistaprint also has sticky note pads, postcards, yard signs, banners, and you name it, and you can get it from Vistaprint. They have everything your company needs and even if you don't own your own company you can personalize it to you! For example a Calender of Family all year long, or maybe a photo of the Grand kids on a mug for Grandparents. The ideas are endless and you can't go wrong.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
If you know that special little lady that is wanting to become a cheerleader and you are thinking there is no way I can afford the uniforms and shoes, I have great news for you. you can go here and find really great deals on Cheap Cheer leading shoes, with many different styles and designs. They also have the different color slides that go into the shoes so that you can match the school colors, rather than just being plain!
You know Cheer leading is a great exercise program for girls to get into, especially if they are involved in any other kind of sports or activities. Don't let the cost of Cheer leading shoes keep that little girls dream fade. Even today I watch the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and think "You know that could have been me". Not really but I would have really enjoyed trying. If you think you or someone you know would be interested or even if you just want to get some comfortable, cheap Cheer shoes check them out. You can't go wrong with these prices!
They also have cheap Lacrosse balls if you have a little man or even a big man that enjoys playing Lacrosse. So go check them out and see what you think!
Rykken swallowed. That wasn’t all that was left, but he didn’t bother to correct her. He rested his chin on the rim of his thumb and index finger. “I’m sorry I was eavesdropping. I did it because Pilot wants me to keep an eye on you when he’s not around.” It wasn’t the whole truth, but it sounded like something Pilot would ask of him.
“It’s okay,” Brie said. “Whatever you overheard tonight, you’re misinterpreting it anyway. I’d appreciate it if you didn’t repeat it to my brother.”
“It sounded serious though. If you need someone to talk to—”
Brie looked up at him. “Maybe,” she said. Rykken tried to keep his features in place to hide his surprise. She smiled at him again, ducking her head. “I do need someone to talk to. And I feel like you’re a part of this anyway.”
“Okay,” he said, pushing his shoulders back. He normally tried not to look at her too much, but tonight it was almost impossible to take his eyes off her. “Let me know when you’re ready.”
Brie turned her marshmallows in the flames. “Rykken,” she said. The way she said his name was so tender and vulnerable and sweet, he could kiss her. “Sirena told me she saw something on your chest—a mark of some sort.”
Rykken’s stomach dropped. He had spent hours in the shower, trying to scrub the crescent moon from the area right below his heart. When the mark didn’t lighten, he tried to put it out of his mind—it was barely visible at practice, and no one had really noticed it besides Sirena.
Brie stared at him. He realized too late that she’d been watching for his reaction, despite his lack of words. “Can I see it?” she asked.
“Not now,” he said.
She kept staring at him. “Has anything... strange happened to you since you got that mark?”
“Like, are you able to do things you haven’t been able to do before?”
Rykken was startled by her question. “No.” He leaned across his chair, until he was so close to her he could smell the smoke from the fire on her hair. “Brie, what’s going on? Why are you asking me this?”
Brie’s eyes flitted around his face, as if she were trying to look at every inch of it within a single second. “No reason,” she said, but he recognized her disappointment in his answer.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
My Grandmother was what I would have considered a Hoarder long before I even knew what the definition of a hoarder was. She has lived in single wide mobile homes for many years and they were always so full of JUNK. I can remember her having a specified bedroom that had absolutely nothing but old wore out dolls that someone else throwed away because they were missing an arm, or just in horrible shape. I also remember when she would come to our house, and we were cleaning up if we throwed something away she would inform us that there was nothing wrong with that and we were just wasteful. I guess sometimes we were and then sometimes we were just sick of the junk that was piling up around us.
When my Grandmother passed away January 2010 I had wished we had a company like this in our area. She ended up with 4 single wide mobile homes and she only lived in one. They other 3 were just so full of junk that you could not even open the door to get inside. Then we discovered that she had brand new clothes, towells, sheet sets, etc that still had tags on them but would continue to wear the good ole wore out and comfy clothing. If you know someone who could use this service please share with them this info and Happy Fall Cleaning!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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What better Gift to give than the Gift of security and communication. Hurry before time runs out! This offer ends on December 14, 2011. Sprint offers really good phone plans to meet you and your families need so go check them out NOW!
Maybe you have a large Family and you are thinking I can't afford a new cell phone or service plan now, you had additional lines for only $10.00 a month! You can also get internet, text messaging, voicemail, and talk plans to fit your family needs. Customize your phone plan to accommodate what you and your family are looking for. You can also get national talk plans and just in time for Christmas. If you have family that are long distance you can now call them from your NEW Sprint phone and save money! Hurry while this deal still lasts!
Friday, December 9, 2011
A few years ago my Mother received a telephone call from a local retailer and informed her that they were upping her credit limit to $25,000.00. Of course, my mother doesn't need or even want her credit limit taken to this limit, she asked the clerked on the phone why they are increasing her limit? This is when we got the devastating news that her card had been used 9 states North of us! Not only did they use the card but they had pretty much bought an entire Living room suite, bedroom suite, and a few odds and ends at a price of about $2,600.00. I thought my mother was going to have a stroke (no kidding), and she immediately canceled her cards and started on a very long journey of getting her credit back in order!
This was about 5 years ago when all of this happened and caused a lot of heartache for all of us! My mother had to prove she was who she said she was and that she in fact did NOT purchase these items that were bought. It also made it difficult for any accounts that my father was on because he also had to get all new cards and change accounts, simply because they didn't get a check on their Free Credit Score! Do you know where your credit stands and if your Identity has been stolen? Do you know the process if someone has stolen or even tried to steal your ID? With the Economy upside down like it is right now, now is the perfect time to check it out and see where you stand. And if yu are thinking that you don't have credit cards so you have nothing to worry about, you are WRONG! Someone else may have your Social security number and driving a brand new car on your credit today!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Yesterday morning he told me that I threatened to kick his @$$! He wakes up daily really Ill at me and I don't have a clue what he is talking about. When I was younger my Mother would tell me that I would get up in the middle of the night and fold laundry. You are probably wishing your child would do this too, right? Problem was that I was folding dirty clothes not the clean ones. I have also woke up outside, and that is just frightening! Needless to say I don't sleep nude for fear of where I may end up, lol! My Cousin told me once that I sat straight up in the bed, looked at her, laid back down and went back to sleep! Again no memory of it. So what is causing this?
I have full conversations in my sleep and open my eyes and make eye contact with the person I am talking to! I think of people talking in their sleep of think of gibberish but in many cases I have had people to tell me about the conversations we had in clarity! Do you know of someone who sleeps, talks, walks, and fights in their sleep? How do they handle it? How does it affect their spouse? Please leave a comment telling me of your story. I am very interested in finding out what causes this and what treatments there are available!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I have a mother who found out that she Mesothelioma; a type of cancer that kills 90-95% of those who have it. She has a daughter named Lily and the first year of her life was a bump in the road for best. Not sure if Heather (her mother) would make it to even see her start school more or less get a chance to see her graduate, get married or have grand kids, she knew she had to fight. Lily is Heather's only child and she knew she had to fight to see her grow up!
I can not begin to tell you her story or stories of those that have gone through this. However, I would love to invite you to the Heather Von St.James Mesothelioma Survivor Blog and read more about it. She has a very interesting story to tell and knowledgeable information for everyone. Lily is now 6 years old, do you know how Heather is doing? Would you like to know? Go here, and find out! Great inspirations for anyone having troubles in their life!
- 30 Min
- TOTAL TIME 1 Hr 15 Min
- SERVINGS 18
1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir sugar cookie mix, 1/2 cup dry cake mix, 1/2 cup butter and the egg until soft dough forms.
Disclosure: I received this receipe through MyBlogSpark. I have not presonally tried these but thought they were really cute and fun for Christmas.
My sister and I moved to Texas in 2009 and took with us the crazy dream of owning a boutique. We found a great little apartment and full time jobs and began saving every penny we could. It took us two years to scrape the funds together to rent a little shop in a happening spot downtown. With our business budget in mind, we set out to find ways to save on each and every utility. I was immediately online at texas electricity providers finding the electricity provider for our area. My sister took control of all the other utilities and we had the lights on and the doors open within weeks of closing the contract. We have developed some great relationships with unique vendors and artist in the area. The boutique is ever evolving and we carry a beautiful line of kitchen accessories and creative products to make cooking fun and exciting. We offer a range of products perfectly suited for beginners and professionals alike. It has been so wonderful to see a dream come to life with my sister
Monday, December 5, 2011
With every candle there is an awesome aroma and a Ring surprise! The rings are valued anywhere from $10.00 to $5,000.00. Who could ask for anything more!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Day 1 - I am thankful for God and all the blessings he bestows upon me and my family.
Day 2 - My Mom and Dad, because they have been there in good times and in bad times. They help me out when it seems no one else cares what happens.
Day 3 - My Hubby, because for the longest time he has been my best friend and still is. I can talk to him pretty much about anything.
Day 4 - My children, although I have alot of issues with them at times I am so thankful that I have them and wouldn't trade them for the world!
Day 5 - Lessons taught and Learned, I know it sounds crazy but my parents were awesome and taught me things that I needed to be in the REAL world!
Day 6 - Cheyenne - Though I did not know her for a very long time she has become one of my best friends. She is the one I can talk to about everything!
Day 7 - My Church, because they are friends and family that I never had. I can call them if I need something and they pull together to do what they can to help me out.
Day 8 - My sanity! Sometimes I wonder if I really still have it and then I realize it is just the world whirling by extremely fast and I just have to slow things down a bit!
Day 9 - The Farmers of America, because I love to eat really good food and they know all the secrets to getting it too me! If it wasn't for our Farmers we wouldn't have meat, and vegetables!
Day 10 - In Laws, ha ha got ya on that one I'm sure... My Father in law when he would see my parents always told them that he wished David (my hubby) had married me years ago, he is 78 years old and I do love them to death... Like most in laws they have their days where I wish otherwise, lol
Day 11 - My home, It is nice and cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is not a mansion but it is paid for!
Day 12 - My health, I have lived 355 years and never had any major problems. I have hit a few bumps in the road but slowly but surely I have crossed over and got back to it!
Day 13 - Sweet Tea, and this is probably just flat out crazy but I do love me some sweet tea!
Day 14 - Spring, I love the beautiful colors and the warmer air coming out of Winter! The green leaves on the trees and flowers blooming!
Day 16 - My blog, I have really enjoyed writing in my blog and meeting new friends through it. It gives me an escape sometime to just express myself in words that I can type and erase if I didn't like the way it came out! Have you ever said something and wished you could take it back, well here I can!
Day 17 - New Family... By this I mean family I have never meet before and then I find out we are related. It is so refreshing to meet new people.
Day 18 - I am Thankful for Thanksgiving. It is a time in our Family when we get together and eat lots of really good food. My mother used to do all the cooking and we just eat and helped clean up. Now that we are older we all try to cook a few pieces and take to her house and enjoy a huge meal with her.
Day 19 - Christmas. Who doesn't enjoy Christmas? It used to be the presents, still today for most children but now it just means so much more! I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family. Christmas 2009 I was blessed to spend my last Christmas with my Grandmother and to this day I still cherish that moment. ~Happy Birthday Jesus~
day 20 - Jesus dieing on the cross for my sins. You know he gave us the greatest gift anyone could ever give. I can't think of too many people that I would die for but he died for ALL of us!
Day 21 - facebook, while it sounds ludicrous I have found long lost friends and family members that I would not be able to talk to without it! And I enjoy playing the games too!
Day 22 - Love, I have alot of people in my life and Love isn't always what comes to mind. I do have and feel the love around me though most of the time and I am thankful that I have people that care and love me enough to do what they do for me!
Day 23 - Gift of Gab, It is funny because I can meet people and talk to them as if I have known them my whole life. But sometimes it is difficult to write stuff down. I am so glad I can talk to people because it makes life much easier in Law Enforcement in which I studied and worked briefly!
Day 24 - Life in general... I am so thankful that my Mother decided to have me and keep me. I often think about children that their mother's and father's didn't want them and just Thank God for my wonderful parents who gave me Life!
Day 25 - Water on so many levels! I love to swim, bathe and drink water!
Day 26 - Today I am Thankful for Ritalin... I have 1 son that is ADHD and Bipolar and a daughter that is ADHD. On days like today Ritalin is my friend. Several people have argued about children on this med. but at the same time they don't understand why my children are so wide open, and they are taking meds. Imagine if they weren't!
Day 27 - Fall because I love to watch the leaves fall out of the trees. For most of us in the south the leaves falling is our snow! And like those up north we have to clean it up but I enjoy it!
Day 28 - Dixon Electric...This is the company both my husband and I own and run. He does the work and I do alot of the talking to customers...
Day 29 - Energy that I never seem to have anymore! I am thankful that I am able to get up everyday, breathe, and walk. There are so many people that can't say that and I am thankful I can
Day 30 - I have no specifics here. I am just thankful for so much it is really hard to put it all into words. I have a great Family, wonderful friends, and a home! All of which makes life great everyday and worth living!
Now it is your turn, can you give me something you are Thankful for?
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I have both puppies and Babies and I have to say without a doubt that my Babies are the bomb! What makes them so great you ask? Well, let me tell you!
First when my babies came home they didn't cry and whine and have stinky breathe! They could look me in my eyes and give me the sweetest smile you have ever seen, and just make you want to hold them all day long. As I carried my babies for 9 months I was building that bond with them that never broke. When I look at them I see a little bit of their dad and a little of me! With babies you can dress them up in the cutest little outfits and take them everywhere you go, puppies however you can't take everywhere.
As babies get older and become Adults they leave home where a puppy as he/she gets older they are your companion for life. So one up there for the puppies, right? However, I enjoy the thought that my baby is going to grow up and have babies of their own and I can enjoy Grand babies then.Puppies vs. Babies
Have you heard about the Baby vs Puppy contest online? Puppies vs. Babies online contest They are down to the final 2 Raven vs Jake. I voted for Jake because he just adorable! The contest ends Nov. 18 so go now and vote before it is too late! Once you go vote Puppies vs. Babies online contest come back here and leave a comment and let me know who you voted for and why? I know it is hard because they are all just so cute but who do you think is cuter? Battle is on and we need you to go vote for your favorite to see who wins!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I personally prefer small business. You get much better service and they don't harass you to buy something. If you haven't already take the pledge now!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I have found some wonderful items that you can purchase for yourself and your hubby or you can purchase them for gift ideas. And they are always at really great prices. My favorite is the Chocolates Sweet Spot Kit - vibrator kit. The kit is regular $32.99 and on sale right now for $24.74. A saving of $8.25, Thankful now right? The kit includes a traditional pocket rocket and bullet style vibrators that have a shimmer metallic brown color, and a bottle of chocolate flavored lotion. They are food grade material, waterproof, and the pocket rocket and bullet are multi speeds. Can you say Thanksgiving Dessert?
You can check out EdenFantasys website for video reviews and written reviews. I found that these were helpful if you are not sure on a particular item or exactly what they were for. You can also ask the manufacturer about their product or ask an expert. You have the option of being public or as private as you like. These are both options I cherish because maybe I don't feel comfortable about talking about everything with just everybody! If you are looking for a great gift item for a special friend or your spouse try EdenFantasys, and rest assure you will not be disappointed!
Disclaimer: This is the opinion on Jennie from Southern Mom of 4, I was asked to do this post or told what to write, however I did receive a gift card for the participation in the review. All thoughts are those of mine and no others!
I used my hubby as a Guinea pig on a few of these and I must say I was surprised at his response! He loved the Omelette's and usually he only wants an omelet with sausage or bacon in it! However he too is a big fan of his meat he was very happy with these recipes. Unfortunately my camera is broken so I can't take any pictures to share with you but I promise to upload some as soon as I can get some!
With these recipes you really don't know that isn't any meat in them unless you prepared the meal or unless you were told. There are great recipes for your children to help you prepare and I promise it will help you get your little ones eating more veggies! I have a 7 and 3 year old and sometimes it is a little difficult getting them to try new things but I didn't have a lot of trouble with these!
Confessions of a Red Hot (Veggie) Lover is available on Amazon and was released June 2011. It is written, by Belinda Y. Hughes. For her special diets food blog visit Belinda's page.
Discalimer: The opinions in theis post are solely the opion of mine, I did not receive any comphensation for doing this post. I did receive a copy of "The Red Hot Veggie Lover" e-cookbook for the purpose of review only!
Monday, October 31, 2011
As an adult every time I think of that old saying I have to ask myself, What? What really are they talking about? So as I was talking to my husband, David, one day we got to talking about ignorance. Now you have to understand that this is a man that if he ever read it, seen it, heard it, he remembers it! However me, I can't read something and half the time tell you what I just read or what it was about. When you think about things in certain aspects you really start to understand where, and why they came about.
Steve Jobs is one of the most recent, smartest men most of us know about and I have to ask myself was he REALLY happy? If you go to google and ask the question "Why are intelligent people less happy?" you get a huge number of results. My husband seems to be a very miserable man most of the time, I guess because he knows so much about people and things that he doesn't really get to enjoy anything. If we watch a movie together I get quizzed on her the stars are, what else they played in, etc. To be honest I don't care who they are or anything about them. Do you think they care who I am or my struggles in life? NO!
But the best southern phrase I have ever heard and to this day makes me the maddest has to be ~Did you hurt in to your Notion?~
Ask anyone outside of my friends and family and they look at you like you are CrAzY! However growing up if we got hurt that is what my dad would ask and if you told him no, he told you to go back and do it again! I am 35 and my dad still enjoys that one!
Would love to hear any comments, phrases, thoughts, or opinions you have on this post. Life in general is so full of surprises and we have to take them day by day and sometimes those old sayings that your dad had may make you feel better. So please if you have anything I would def. love to hear...
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Beth Aldrich's new book is due to be released on January 3,2012, titled Real Moms Love To Eat. She is running a sweepstakes for pre-ordering her book, and you can pre-order her books at the following links and enter to win some great gifts in return.
Barnes and Nobles
And in Canada
The gifts include for November 1: The ultimate mom on the go traveling snack carrier and travel bamboo utensils. November 15 is a plush throw blanket. New items are added weekly so be sure to check back in to see what new ones are added.
I can't wait for January just so I can receive this book and check out all the new recipes Beth Aldrich's has to offer. The book is broken up into 3 different sections:
1. Fun easy to follow 10 part plan for moms
2. Life long changes in their approach to food
3. 21 days of meals suggestions, tips, recipes, and lifestyle changes.
I myself am NOT on any kind of diet but I think that every mother should think about healthier eating for her family. According to the chart I am fortunately in my average weight class and my family is also within healthy weights. I tell you this because I think that this book is more than for someone who is going on a diet. She offers life changing style, and tips for all family sizes. And I do enjoy cooking so the recipes for me are just a bonus to the book. Please check out Beth Aldrich's book Real Moms Love To Eat and tell your friends about it. If every family would just change maybe 1 or 2 bad eating habits imagine how much healthier we would be and even feel.
Disclaimer: I wrote this blog while participating in the socialmoms and Beth Aldrich - Real Moms Love to Eat blogging program, for a chance to get 3,000 My Reward Points. For more information on how you can participate click here.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
At first we will list the obvious ones that should throw up a red flag for anyone!
- 1. They suddenly walk around with sunglasses on because they have a blackened eye. If you have a really close friend that never wears glasses and suddenly has on a pair and especially refuses to remove them when coming indoors, your friend may be in a bad situation!
- Broken bones - Everyone at some time in their life may experience a broken bone, but if someone is suddenly receiving what would be considered more than usual broken bones, and their story is they fell down steps, or tripped and hit the floor. You may want to try and talk to this person. Don't be surprised if they don't want to talk, they are afraid for their life at this point.
- Depression - most people when they are being mistreated tend to blame themselves for what happened to them and tend to stay away from others. They used to be an outgoing person and now they don't want to leave their house or have company.
- Weight gain or weight loss - You know your friend and you know if they are trying to gain or lose weight. Major gain or loss is never a good idea for health reasons and with depressions, and stress we tend to deal with it in our own way. Maybe they are refusing to eat or overeating to comfort their own feelings!
- Sex - If your friend was the type of person that stayed solely with one partner and suddenly was seeking out attention in unhealthy manners he/she may be abused. This is also common in especially young girls that are or were molested as young girls. If a person goes from being with one partner to having many partners, this could be a sign that they are in a sexual abuse situation. They may not be the one looking for but will almost allow others to do what they will because they feel they have too.
- Cries alot - sometimes they will cry over spilled milk as the old saying goes. This maybe because they are yelled at all the time over nothing.
- Self esteem goes to nothing - In most cases of abuse they are told they are nothing, and never will be nothing. I was told I couldn't make it without him and that nobody would ever want to be with me.
- Cutting - sounds crazy but sometimes they do things like cut themselves to feel alive, I did. If he could inflict pain on me why couldn't I? It just made me realize I really was somebody!
- Withdrawals - Their entire lifestyle may change from going out with friends or talking on the phone to you can't find them. They refuse to answer calls and never wants to be part of anything anymore!
- Alcohol and or Drug abuse - Again a way of dealing and blocking out the pain!
This post was not intended in anyway to diagnose someone. This is things I experienced with myself and felt maybe or would help others to understand some of the things that abused women/men go through and even in some cases how they deal with it. If you suspect something is going on with your friend try talking to them and just show support and concern. If they are ready they will talk but you can not force them to communicate and talk about it. Calling the law only made things worse for me because my ex-husband swore I was the one who called and I was beaten even worse.
Disclaimer: I wrote this post for myself and not to be intended for any kind of medical use. I have experienced this and this my opinion and that of NO others!
A - Adventurous
B - Beautiful
C - Caring
D - Daring
E - Eventful
F - Friend
G - Gardener
H - Happy
I - Insightful
J - Juggler
K - Kind
L - Loving
M - Mother
N - Nice
O - Open
P - Patient
Q - Queen of my domain
R - Respectful
S - Sister
T - Talker
U - Understanding
V - Vigorous
W - Wild
X - Xanthus - (when I was born I had Jaundice so I had a yellowish skin)
Y - Young
Z - Zealous
This was a funny little Game you can play with others also to describe themselves or you! Now I would like for you to leave a comment below with some adjectives that describe who you are. You don't have to do A -Z like I did but maybe a few that really describe who you are!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
When I was little I used to love to go and find the perfect costume for Halloween. Well, now as an Adult I still like to find the perfect costume rather it be for Halloween or just playing dress up for my hubby! You may ask yourself where can I get such an outfit? At EdenFantasys, they have everything from sexy Lingerie to what could be Halloween Costumes.
They mainly have costumes for women but they do have a Fire Fighter costume for men and a Fire Fighter for Women. You can find both Male and Female Fire Fighter costumes in my store ~Southern Pleasure~, along with many other items. But maybe you don't want to be a Fire Fighter, you want to be a Police Woman, or School Girl. They can all be found at EdenFantasys.
Cougar Cat suit
And lets not leave out some of the necessary accessory's to really pull these outfits off!
Handcuffs for the Police Officer
You can find these outfits and MANY more at EdenFantasys, and the prices range from $20.00 to around $60.00. And of course you can get free shipping on a lot of orders and sometimes a free gift depending on how much you spend! You can follow EdenFantasys on facebook and twitter for special deals and promotions.
Disclosure: This post is my opinion and my opinion only, I was compinsated with a gift card fromEdenFantasys. Still I reinterate that this is my opinion of this site!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
As a child I did not have the fancy swings, trampolines, and cool outside toys that the other children had. We had better, and they weren't store bought items either. My Daddy was a lil Engineer in his own mind. We had a roller coaster, yes a roller coaster when I was little. It was made out of the big transformer cable going the top of one tree down to another tree, with an old 3 seater truck seat attached at the bottom of the tree. The ride itself was composed of the front handlebar and wheel of an old bike and you would climb the tree, hold tight and ride. We also had a car from one of the fair rides (The Tilt-A-Whirl) that my dad took and made a Merry-go-round out of. Those were the ones the neighborhood kids enjoyed but I myself enjoyed the swings and the See Saw that my dad made. Me and my little sister would sit out there all day long and sing. Don't know if we ever sung a song right or if we even knew the words to one complete song but we would take several songs and make up words as we went. However my sisters weren't the Dirt Monkeys, they liked to play with clean toys I also enjoyed my sandbox my dad made us. I can remember sitting outside for hours at a time playing in the sand and when I was done I would have an entire circus out of sand. Unfortuanatly my parents weren't as big on taking pictures like we are today and as you all know there was no such thing as a digital camera. We had polaroids and Film and both were kind of expensive to develope, so there were no pics to share with my children now.
My children now or did have trampolin but they destroyed it, along with the swings and anything else they got their hands on. As a Family we enjoy going outside playing different games such as basketball, volleyball, riding dirtbikes, camping, hiking, walking, and Cornhole toss. My daughters enjoy the jump roping and games of tag. My children own a nintendo but I do not allow them to sit in the house and watch TV, play video games and play on the computer. I think that is one of the problems with our youth today. I have neice that sleeps, eats, and watches TV. Thats it, she is over weight and very under active. The family uses her Asthma as an excuse for it and I tell them that a little activity every now and then will not hurt her. So I try and keep mine active.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
You hear it all the time Where were you? And what were you doing? Can you answer these questions? I can with complete confideince that I know where I was and exactly what I was doing at the exact moment the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers in NYC. Alan Jackson had a song "Where were you the day the world stopped turning". It is an Awesome song and if you haven't heard you really need to check it out.
I was working at AAA Mini storage, and we had a small 13" TV in the waiting room. I was waiting to take my son which was 3 years old at the time, to his pre-school program when the news came across the TV. It was on every local channel and a horrific sight to everyone. I remember my son asking what happened to the TV momma, and I really had no real response to give him. I wasn't sure myself I think, it just didn't seem like it was real. It was almost like I was just watching a really bad movie on TV.
I welcome any comments or stories you have to share from this day! Sorry for such a short post but this is one is difficult to write without getting all teary eyed!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Do you remember as teens when a guy would ask you out how we as girls would spend hours getting ready, doing our hair, makeup and looking for the perfect outfit? Well then we grow up and get married and date night ends! It doesn't have to, with EdenFantasys you can have a date night right in your own bedroom without the worry of what others will think or say!
You can find EdenFantasys. They have everything you can imagine for playtime with the hubby from toys to dress up! The products when you order them are delivered to your mail box and are in discreet wrappings to NOT let everyone know what you have in mind for later.
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Monday, September 5, 2011
I will tell you this, this is not a book for young children or even for some teens. There is some really ugly language but you have remember that this book is based in the Bronx of NYC, and based on these Officers. If you have ever had a job where you witnessed crime, murder and Rape daily, I guess you would understand how and why it is so easy for this language to come about!
This a book for pretty much everybody! It has a little comedy, Romance, thriller, and suspense. I got a little over halfway through the book and thought to myself I never saw that coming. It kept me wandering at this point What was gonna happen next? and where did that come from? There are about 5 main characters in this book. There is Michael Beckett, and Vincent D'Amato, there is Soalna Ortiz, Pete from Queens and the one and only R.J. Gold. There are many others you will get to meet and I think out the ones you will get to meet at first didn't care but by the end Mona Love had my attention and I was rolling on the bed and my hubby looked at me like are you nuts? I had no response other than "You have to read this for yourself". It is as I stated an awesome book and by the last 10 or 15 chapters I couldn't put the book down.
I am sitting here and my mind is all over the place because so want to tell you about the entire book and how it ends and what I saw. While I was reading this book I felt like a bystander just watching it while everything happened. It is a MUST READ and highly recommended! The author Thomas J. Fitzsimmons does an awesome job of bringing this line of work to reality for those of us who don't live in the Bronx f NYC.
Thomas J. Fitzsimmons also has another book just released and also available at Amazon.com titled "Confessions of a Policewoman. I got to admit I can't wait to get my hands on this book now. You can find him on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Thomas-Fitzsimmons/38140252479
on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Thomasfitzsimmo
and on his website http://thomasfitzsimmons.com/
He is awesome Author and so far I haven't found a book I didn't enjoy!
Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have read this book and if you haven't read it yet let me know what kind of books you enjoy reading. Also I would love for you to follow via GFC (google friend connect)