Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Motivational Monday

I'm not sure I have much to add to this. Be the change you want to see in the world :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Why My Husband is a Real Dad

   

        My blog has been around for a while now, and I have tried to be as upfront as possible. Some of you have known me for years, while others have just found their way to my blog. I won't lie the only time my ex husband crosses my mind any more is when my bank statement comes. It is like playing the lottery, you are always hopeful for a little bit of money, but let's face it the odds.......pretty low. Today my ex mother in law found her way to commenting on my blog facebook page. I don't mean to sound like a heartless bitch, but stop telling me how much you miss us, what a great granny you will be, how much MY boys "dad" misses them. Tomorrow marks my 9 year divorceiversary, and honestly as each day passes I am more and more grateful that he is out of my life. Never looked back, never regretted it. I mean how could I? 

       Anyways with Father's Day coming up I am reminded more and more today why I love my husband, the father to my 3 children! My husband has been a friend for so many years, that when our lives collided in another way it all just melted into a perfect family. I love my husband because from day 1 neither him or his family treated my 2 children from my first marriage any different. They were his babies, their grandbabies, their nephews, nothing more and nothing less. He held them when they cried, changed their diapers, helped me potty train them, read them bed time stories, and healed their wounds.

       We were soon a family of 5 and his blessing never left and our love has only grown. Together we make memories, happy and sad, scary and blissful. There are no late nights hanging with his buddies, coming in drunk, or yelling. My husband is one of the most selfless men I know :) he has supported me in every way, in any thing. He would give everything he had to make me us happy. His last penny for the kids to go on a field trip, working 23 hours straight to make sure we can do something we wanted to do together. I don't think I could ever put into words just exactly what he means to this family, as a father, lover, provider, as my best friend :)

       Remember as Father's Day approaches being a dad is more than just DNA, being a dad is putting your heart in soul into loving a child, DNA has nothing to do with being a real father.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wrap it Wednesday


       Every Wednesday I am going to feature one of my favorite Jamberry nail wraps! The Patriot is just one of my favorite wraps that can be ordered just in time for the 4th of July! It comes with 3 fun filled designs that are perfect for any finger ;) also make sure to check out more options for the 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday Thoughts


      We all have those days, the ones where the past just lingers in your mind. The things you should have, could have, would have done....and I have to say I am the queen of second guessing myself. The last week has been just one of "those" weeks. It seems only common that when one thing goes wrong, it all spirals out of control. From personal matters, to stuff with work......you start to wonder what exactly has brought you to this point. The point where you are ready to throw in the towel. It has been 11 months now since we said we were going to get out of this town. Our 8 month goal gone.....our 1 year goal fast approaching. When will it end? Today I am desperately trying to find the answers for the questions I have. How do I get rid of everything, when I can't focus one one thing? Where do we go, when all I want is to not be here? I know that no one but me can answer those questions, but I also know we all have those struggles in our lives, and honeslty, I am completely open to ideas!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Motivational Monday

It's been a rough day, but for some reason these words keep ringing in my head and pushing me to keep going. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pinterest Find or Flop?? Homemade Mosquito Traps

     Living in West Texas there is always mosquitoes, but with rains that have well exceeded our normal levels the mosquitoes have been horrid! So of course we sprayed our yards and sprayed out bodies, with no real improvement. I decided I would turn to Pinterest for ideas on how to resolve this mosquito issues! The process is simple really, the outcome.........

1. Gather some 2 liter soda bottles. This was my kids favorite part, they don't normally get soda, so they got to help empty 3 of them for my experiment.lol

2. Cut bottles in half. Now I cut the first one in half and it seemed like it was way to low......so I made all 3 different heights. Why not right??

3. Invert top half and tape inside the bottom half. Another simple task :p and as you can see. The 3 different heights become more noticable after you do this step.

4. In a container mix 1 Cup of hot water with 1/4 cup of brown sugar per trap you intend on making and let cool.

5. Pour Mixture into container.

6. Add 1 gram (about 1/3 a teaspoon) of yeast to the top, you don't have to mix.


     So I got all 3 ready and placed them into different places in the yard. After an hour I saw absolutely no interest. We have an overcast day today so I will update as we go along :) I am thinking as it starts to get dark we will have more luck, I know that is when they love to bite me :D

***Almost 24 hours in and I have caught 5 little flies in the 3 containers lol. Well not exactly a find yet!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tube Feeding Kittens


     Many of your know that I run an orphan kitten rescue called the Lazarus Rescue Foundation with my friend. We can't always take a kitten in, whether they aren't close enough, or we are just simply out of space. A couple months ago an online friend need some help, her vet wasn't in and tube feeding was her only option. She didn't know how so I made a quick video to show her how. Now excuse the mess it was not meant to go on the Web but I don't currently have any kittens to make a new video with and I have been getting requests for it :) remember please do not attempt tube feeding without discussing it with your vet first. You must have the appropriate supplies available and there can be no short ends. Please sterilize your supplies before every use, these babies have enough struggles. If the video does not load you can view it HERE!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday Jamberry Wraps June 4th-8th

     I love the new things that Jamberry has been doing. For those who know and love Jamberry it is always a sad moment when a wrap retires :,( just recently Jamberry has heard our ever growing cries and every Thursday makes available 2 of our favorite wraps for us to purchase. Through June the 8th you can get these two wraps once again! To order of these wraps please go HERE.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Where Does Life GO?

     Do you ever sit down at night and try to remember where the day went? You wake up, make breakfast, eat, and go about the day. Life throws obstacles in your way and you dodge them the best you can. Only at the end of the day to sit down and wonder what you even did that day. That is how I am feeling today.
     11 months ago we sat down and swore we wouldn't be here by now. Stuck in the same old rut, working, cooking, cleaning......living. Here I sit though, doing just that. Looking at how my life has changed...but how it only stays the same. Saving for our escape, and spending, hoping it is part of what is meant to be.
      Our journey out of here has taken so many twists and turns, and honestly I still hate this town with a pretty big passion. The neverending people, who pretend to be someone they are not. People who could care less about their children, or yours, while they educate our future. I sit and stare off into the "stuff", the stuff we own, that really owns us. Selling down 95% of our house has been.....interesting.....difficult......emotional. Heck I think I am down maybe 10% and I sit and look at my stuff, know I likely need none of it, but not being strong enough to let go of any of it.
     The month of June I am trying to awaken I suppose? Find me? Find the bottom of this depressing world we live in and bloom into something and someone I want to be. I'm not sure what is holding me back. Maybe it is the stuff, the people....it can't be this place because it is just pushing me away.

Monday, June 1, 2015

June's Sister Style Exclusive

     I love being a Jamberry independent consultant :) my favorite part is seeing the new style that comes out at the beginning of each month call the Sister Style Exclusive! Available only for the one month they are always fun and exciting. For the month of June the sister Style Exclusive is called Between The Lines. It is a clear wrap which is perfect alone or layered with a great nail lacquer. You can order this month's Sister Style Exclusive HERE.