Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Information, Early Sponsors, Pitch Me Form (Sponsors Wanted) #holidaygiftguide

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Hey Everyone! I cannot believe that it is already time for Holiday Gift Guide 2016. I decided to start a bit earlier than usual this year, because I had already started to receive pitches!  I am thinking of starting in Mid August instead of October this year. This is my main post that will have all the information, my early sponsors (they get extra love and shoutouts) and of course a form to pitch me! My blog turned 6 years old in May and I had an AMAZING time doing my gift guide last winter! I am not in the reviewing for just whatever I can get for free, and I also write very in depth reviews and not just copy/pasted information from the products site or press release. I will totally update this as needed between now and the start of the guide, and then when the guide goes live I will have this post linked up to the guide which will be pinned to the top of the blog until the new year! What I am Looking For: Here is a general idea of what kind of things would fit in my gift … [Read more...]

real food is yummy!

DRlogofor AR

Hi Everyone Well I had the chance to get out of the house a little while today because my mom is actually home and didn't have anything going on so I took it! I wished we would have started a bit earlier in the day and maybe we could have went to the thrift shop or something but still.. I had actually went with hopes of getting a hair cut but I changed my mind lol. I did manage to snag some stuff from her freezers that she was cleaning out and had too much of and I got REAL FOOD to eat lol - where David has been on a diet I am kind of living on soup or tv meals and what not + I hadn't been to my moms and had anything there in a while so I was pretty excited about my fried taters and kilt lettuce (basically in case you don't know that is leaf lettuce and green onions and you pour left over pan greece or hot oil on where they shrivel up and it kind of "kills" them ) I haven't been back home too awful long and I need to see what I need to get done around the house because its … [Read more...]

Love Your Dog! Turning Man’s Best Friend Into Your Best Friend


The main reason that most people adopt or buy a dog is for companionship. Dogs are known as ‘man’s best friend’ and as such we expect to easily build relationships with the pups in our lives. My pets provide company, humour and unconditional love for me every day of my life, but I know not all pet owners feel that lucky. If that’s you, here are some helpful tips to improve your relationship with your dog… Image source Train Your Dog A good relationship with your dog is vital if you want them to succeed at obedience training and behave well in your home and on walks. Check out a training guide or attend obedience classes. If your dog wants to please you and trusts you, they will do anything for you. Training your dog will keep her safe – she’ll be less likely to run into the road or to escape into the woods when you’re walking. It’ll also provide entertainment for you, your family and your friends when she learns how to do tricks like playing dead and rolling over. You … [Read more...]

How Early Is Too Early To Get Ready For The Holidays?


I know it’s not that far away, but is it too far away to ponder now? The festive period really does put a smile on the faces of people. Even those that hate the late night shopping in the cold. And the people that have to drag their trees home in the snow. And all those people who know the cat is going to climb the tree and tip the whole thing over on the floor. We’re still smiling, because it’s a good time of year. Who can help but look forward to it (even this early)? There are plenty of people who do their gift buying in the January sales for next Christmas. It makes sense because you know what they would have liked a couple of weeks back, and it’s now on discount! Of course, not everyone is that disciplined. But you can always figure out the gift list in January and keep an eye out for all the things on it as the year goes on. This image is from If January is too early to start considering the December holidays, then when is a good time? I’m sure the stores … [Read more...]

Send Baby Dust My Way! #successwithstorkotc #sponsored #storkotcambassador


I am a Stork OTC Brand Ambassador, All Opinions are My Own!   For as long as I can remember- being a little girl and playing house with my friends and even just being a "mommy" to my baby dolls- it is something that I have always wanted. I actually thought that if 2 people were married and didn't have a kid it was "weird"! It wasn't that they were or anything-it was just because I was a young gal and didn't understand that for some reason some people just don't want kids, and then there are those who like myself want them desperately and just haven't been able to have them for one reason or another. I guess I just thought you grew up, got married and then you had kids because why not? When David and I first got married I had the beginning stages of cervical cancer- well it was kind of just HPV and some cell build up for the most part, but I was lucky to get in touch with an awesome OBGYN who saved me from being poked and prodded by people who didn't necessarily  have my … [Read more...]

when it rains , it pours

DRlogofor AR

Hey Everyone Well.. I figured I better check in while I have a few minutes! The last few weeks have just been.. *sigh*  My dads mom is still considered to be actively dying - they took her off of that for a couple of hours on saturday but put her right back on it. She actually early last week had some sort of stroke I think it was and then she has been all mumbly and such ever since and you can't understand what she is saying. I honestly believe that at this point she is suffering and I just don't wish that on anyone. I hope that the end comes soon if that is the way it is going to be just isn't plesant all the way around. David's grandma passed away last Thursday evening - I am telling you it seems like when it rains it pours. Of course my mom had her foot surgery a few weeks back and they messed up and ignored her latex allergy tag so it has been a mess...that and all the standing around and such at the nursing home and what not before it was even healed enough for her to … [Read more...]

well it’s official…

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Hey Everyone Well....David and I bit the bullet on the cruise thing last night because Carnival had this whole only $49 a person for a deposit thing that ended yesterday sooo...   Visit to see our Bahamas cruises. I am VERY excited and I hope to be writing about my cruise prep/things I find handy and maybe possibly doing a late winter into the spring cruise guide if I can round up some items that would be useful for review. Something I am considering for sure!  Oh and def lots of pictures and information after the fact because I keep thinking of all these things I have been wondering about and how I am so detailed so I will def. be all over telling ya'll about it when I am back. I am nervous and you all know how I have travel anxiety so bad so I don't know how I will ever make it! It will be different that is for sure! All kinds of emotions about this lol I have pretty well decided that I am going to cap my Holiday Gift Guide with whatever I … [Read more...]