Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snow Day

My first official snow day at home.  

I didn't have to worry about calling in and it felt good. Not only that, I forgot about my blog. I did! Not having to call in to work and be reminded that it counts against me and how it will hover over my head for the about three months. Now the only problem I had was trying to figure out what to do with him.  

Gotta love the internet.  

Went to my part time job. Which he totally loved. I'm just enjoying the fact that he loves hanging out with me while I still can.  Once we left there I asked him what he wanted to do and he said go home and stay warm. That is exactly what we did. 

How do you spend your snow days? 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Random Act of Kindness

Have you ever paid for someone's coffee? Meal?

Why not?

There is an older homeless gentlemen that I would see often during winter at Starbucks.
I would purchase a gift card and ask the manager to give it to the gentlemen.
His name is Willie.
Willie somehow figured out that the person that was buying him the gift cards was me. I asked him how he figured out. He said that no one ever says hello to him or even smiles at him.
He's a veteran that does not have family. 
He wasn't able to find work for some time and that's how he became homeless. 

So after talking to him, any card I purchased I would give it to him.
Seeing him smile just warmed my heart.

When I wasn't always able to buy a gift card.
I made snack packages and I would give them to any homeless person I saw.
It contained a granola bar, a fruit snack pack & a capri sun.
A sandwich bag with these three items would make them smile.

I had a man ask me why I was giving him the bag. I replied why not. 
Why should I let you dig through the garbage for a snack or for a meal.
When he started to cry he said he was happy to see that people still care.

So how about you help a friend, a family member or a stranger?

You can be completely anonymous.
It would make that persons day. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Share your time

I know, youre probably saying I dont have time to Share .  

30 minutes at a church, community center or at your child
s school ( or niece/nephews  school).  I let me sons teacher know that Im available to help her. All she needs to do is let me know. I stay in contact with her to remind her, plus I have offered to make items (banners, nametags, signs) 
for her classroom.

I am usually in the mud in the summer. I am an active volunteer for Tough Mudder Mud Runs.  I cannot tell you how excited I get when I am able to sign up to volunteer for Tough Mudder.
If I am not volunteering, Im in the mud, I am participating in mud runs. to name a few, The Dirty Girl, Mud Stash, Run for you Lives (unfortunately this one is no longer in business)  and I will be running my first Tough Mudder this year in Kentucky.

But it really doesnt matter where you volunteer as long as you get out there and help someone. If you know an elderly person that does not have family near by, ask them if they need help. Bring them a meal, sit down and talk to them.  What may seem like something so simple and tiny, may be huge to them.
So get online or pick up the phone and make some calls to see where you can volunteer.

Monday, November 10, 2014


I had no idea what that meant,
until now.

I recently lost my job and now Im a
stay at home mom.

the first two days were rough.
 I was literally stressing so much I gave myself a migraine.

then I told myself the same exact words I told my friend Stephanie right before her last day.
this place is going to keep going without you. They will not stop to wonder how you are doing or care if you are okay.

for seven years I worked with the fear of calling in due to policies that benefit the company more than it would ever benefit an employee. If I called in because my son was sick, I was quickly reminded that I could lose my bonus or my job.
Now, I can say that the migraine is gone.
the worrying
. Gone.

I get to spend more time with tiny. He
s excited that he doesnt have to ride the bus anymore. Dan is happy that dinner is ready when he gets home. Laundry isnt a three day ordeal..
A new chapter in our lives, in my life has started.

now i have time for my etsy store and a ton of pinterest projects.

so y'all come back and check out the projects that i'll be posting.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Checking out stuff

Hi there!
Hope everyone is doing well.
Starting this month I have agreed to test new products from various companies. I'll post a picture of the products and my review.

Smooches to you all!!