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How We Acquired an USDA Home Loan for Our First Home

How We Acquired an USDA Home Loan for Our First Home

Well, we started the home hunting process and we’re in the home stretch on closing on our first home (and hopefully forever), which should be done by the end of this month. The process has been a pain in the butt, however, it’s been more so because the range that we were approved for and what we initially wanted, just weren’t lining up as a possibility.

Fins Up For a Fun Experience at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Fins Up For a Fun Experience at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

This past weekend, the family and I had such a fun experience at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium which is located on the West Bank of the Flats right in Downtown Cleveland in the historical Powerhouse building. Before we even stepped for into the Aquarium, we were able to admire the beautiful West Bank of the Cuyahoga River. I couldn't get a great shot, but we saw a plane take off from one of the buildings, observed folks board the Nautica Queen and checked out artwork from local artists on buildings. If you've never been down to at least the flats, you'll need to check it out solely for the...
On July 13th, Hotel Transylvania 3 Will Open Nationwide in Theaters

On July 13th, Hotel Transylvania 3 Will Open Nationwide in Theaters

Just 3 more weeks! On July 13th, Hotel Transylvania 3 will open nationwide in theaters everywhere! We know you loved the first 2 movies, so why wouldn't you go all Blah, Blah Blah over the 3rd movie? Hotel Transylvania 3 we join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon...
I Love Being a Blogger, But I’m Not FREE Exposure for Your Company

I Love Being a Blogger, But I’m Not FREE Exposure for Your Company

I've been a blogger (or even a half-assed blogger) for about 3 years now, and I love being a blogger! This year I made it my goal to start EARNING money on the blog, so that means no FREE exposure for your company. Some of my awesome readers may think it's easy to be a blogger, but I'm telling you it's really not! I don't have hours (despite what my facebook page says). I literally work from the moment I wake up in the morning until 4 hrs past the time I should have gone to sleep. I get 50 emails daily BEFORE 10 am, and that's on a GREAT day! I've woken up and had 150 emails before 8 am...
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. This post may contain...
How Often Do You Monitor Electronic Devices That Your Child Uses?

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

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 through his or her Facebook Messenger about sex this week? You don’t know? You hope not? You think that if it happened they would have told you about it?

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,...
14 WordPress Plugins You Need to Start Blogging + Bonus Theme

14 WordPress Plugins You Need to Start Blogging + 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...
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. This post is...
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! This post is sponsored and may...

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