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Remembering Our Special Day with a Custom Star Map + Giveaway

Remembering Our Special Day with a Custom Star Map + Giveaway

My husband and I have been together for just over 7 years and married for almost 5 years now. WOW, saying that just sounds crazy… MY HUSBAND! Anyway, we’ve always been lovers of the stars, sky, and everything that our beautiful universe gives us every day. Over the past several years, we've been through a lot of deaths in the family, my mom, his grandparents, my grandmother, a miscarriage, and now we're purchasing our first home. I wanted to get something special for my husband to show him how he literally is everything to me, from the stars to the moon, and back. There have been a few times we’ve just gone up to a local park that’s right...
How Often Do You Monitor Electronic Devices That Your Child Uses?

How Often Do You Monitor Electronic Devices That Your Child Uses?

Have you ever thought of needing to monitor electronic devices that your children use? What websites did your child visit this week? Did any of those websites contain porn, illegal content, or content that you would not allow your child to be exposed to? What did your child receive in their email this week? Did someone from Bulgaria, Russia, or Thailand send them pornography? How about someone who lives even closer to you? What did they send your child? Did anyone approach your child about sex in an Internet chat room this week? Did someone invite them to run away from home or to secretly meet with them offline? Was your child approached...
What We Need To Understand  &  Learn About Mental Health and Suicides

What We Need To Understand & Learn About Mental Health and Suicides

In just 2-3 short days we lost 2 very well known, iconic celebs to suicide. Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain Over the past couple days I've been reeling in the reality of their deaths. Their tragic life altering deaths. Not for us, as their admirers, but their families.  This made me really start thinking even more about mental health and suicides, and how we need to help more. Sure we're going to miss watching them on TV or using their products, however, those are just “things”. Their families are going to miss them as their spouse, parent, sister/brother, child, best friend, etc. The thing about mental health that so many...
14 WordPress Plugins That You Need to Have + Bonus Theme

14 WordPress Plugins That You Need to Have + Bonus Theme

Several years ago when I started blogging I had absolutely NO idea what exactly I was doing. Heck, some days I think I still don't know, but I just keep chugging along. If you're just starting out with blogging you're going to be overwhelmed with “must-haves” whether it's going with WordPress, Blogger, Wix, etc. One thing is for sure though, if you're going to select WordPress, you have to have the right WordPress Plug-ins to make sure your blog/website functions properly. It's honestly a never ending cycle with blogging or running a website. There is always something new coming out or some type of guideline is going to...
What Are Bad Credit Loans & How Do You Use Them To Fix Credit?

What Are Bad Credit Loans & How Do You Use Them To Fix Credit?

I've been sharing a little bit with my awesome readers about how we're in the process of purchasing our first home and how we FINALLY were able to get to this point. We had to take out a few credit cards that are geared towards those who have bad credit and are trying to rebuild. Check out my post  What I Learned From My Own Budgeting Mistakes to read more about my credit repair process! Getting at least one of these bad credit loans can help you out, as long as you stay on top of them and don't let them go over their limit and you're paying them every month like clockwork. The point of Bad Credit Loan cards, are to help you repair your...
The Glass Asylum: Learn How to Glass Blow From The Pros!

The Glass Asylum: Learn How to Glass Blow From The Pros!

You always have that one single activity that you've always wanted to do, but thought “Yeah, that's not my thing. I wouldn't even know how to go about doing it!” I've always wanted to try glass blowing. I've seen it when I've visited a few amusement parks or even some other places I've visited with my family on vacations and it looked way cool! I just never knew that I was able to try it, queue The Glass Asylum! When I was invited to hang out with several other awesome Cleveland Area Bloggers to learn how to blow glass, I jumped at the opportunity! We hung out for a few hours, chatting, learning about The Glass Asylum, how it...
Giveaway: Amazon Echo with Alexa Skill Blueprints

Giveaway: Amazon Echo with Alexa Skill Blueprints

We know that Alexa is the Top Girl these days! You would think, as much as I order from Amazon, I would have one already! It's not that we “NEED” Alexa… but I really want one. Unfortunately, my husband said no. So until I can convince him otherwise, I guess I'm going to live vicariously through all of my readers and friends who have that gorgeously voiced lady giving them the weather, their music, and ordering them their Almond Flour! If you haven't heard of an Amazon Echo or Dot or that beautiful voice, you need to.. like now! Let me tell you a little bit about Amazon Echo! Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design,...
10 Phrases People with an Anxiety Disorder Really Want to Hear

10 Phrases People with an Anxiety Disorder Really Want to Hear

I've almost always battled with depression; but anxiety, that was new to me a about 10 years ago. I never thought I was going to be one of those people with an anxiety disorder, but here I am, going to be 40 in a few years and I suffer from anxiety almost daily. It's been a crazy wild ride getting it under control, but I'm glad I'm finally at that point. When I was 15years old and was told by a high school boyfriend that I was fat and needed to lose weight. Mind you, I was 130 lbs at my heaviest during high school and that wasn't until I broke my ankle middle of my sophomore year. By the time I graduated High School I was down to 120 and by...
5 Important Things I Learned While Raising a Son with ADHD

5 Important Things I Learned While Raising a Son with ADHD

Over the past 12 years, I've been raising a son with ADHD. It hasn't been easy, but it hasn't been horribly hard either. Just like any child, a child with ADHD has their good days and bad days. The only problem? Those bad days can and typically are much much worse than a raising a son with ADHD. Anyone who knows anything about raising a son with ADHD knows the typical struggles: Inattentiveness Doing everything EXCEPT what needs to be done Temper tantrum throwing Being impulsive Forgetfulness Oh and the list could go on and on…… probably for at least another 100 bullet points… Anyway, we went back to the long drawing board...
7 Things To Do To Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home

7 Things To Do To Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home

Over the past almost three years, my husband and I have been busting our rear ends to improve our credit scores to buy a home. Which hasn't been an easy task to accomplish at all. So I'm going to help you improve your credit score with a few things I've learned along the way. If you want to improve your credit score, it takes time, commitment and determination. You can't just say “Hey I'm going to improve my credit score” but don't do a darn thing. Trust me, it doesn't work that way. You have to actually WORK wanting to improve your credit score. My problem was that I had BAD credit. I co-signed for a vehicle for my ex that was...

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