I just love showing up for their special day

Spring will be here in a couple of months and one of my favorite things about spring is all the cool weddings that go on. I know some of my friends spend a year or two just in the planning stages to make sure that their wedding goes without a hitch. One of the most important things they concentrate on is getting wedding dance lessons santa monica offers great wedding dance lessons and almost all of my friends who have gotten married needed lessons.

The other thing they had to right away was secure a venue. I was so surprised to see that many places reserve the location 2 to three years in advance. It makes sense to reserve your location right away if you have a specific day you want to get married and its a very popular place.

It seems I have become a professional wedding go-er but I can’t help it. I love supporting my friends on their special day and there is a certain beauty about weddings.

Bed rest sucks… so I shall read..

If you have been wondering where I have been.. I am around just laying low and reading books while on bed rest from the emergency gall bladder surgery I had on the 23rd of December. I had went in the night before because I was in a lot of pain and the Er thought I was passing a gall stone so they gave me a shot of morphine and sent me home. A few hours later the pain had returned with a vengeance. I went back to the er and begged to be given a bed and not have to sit down in the waiting room like I did the night before. Thank goodness one of the doctor’s took pity on me and gave me a bed while he requested a CT scan.

As I waited for the Ct scan I tried to concentrate on breathing through the pain and not passing out. I had the chills and hoped someone would take me out of my misery. Luckily a nurse came and pushed my bed to the CT room and did whatever needed to be done. I can hardly remember as I was in too much pain to pay attention. I was wheeled back into the room I was put in and the doctor was already there waiting for me. He informed me that we would be going into surgery and taking out my gall bladder as it was about to burst. Not even five minutes passed after that and they already were wheeling me into surgery.

When I woke up I asked ” Will they be starting surgery soon” and the nurse said “honey you are in recovery and all is done” I was still a little dazed and confused. Once in my room and my vitals checked my surgeon walked in and said you are lucky I happened to be here taking out someone else’s gallbladder. Your gallbladder was ready to burst and you would not have been able to make it a couple more hours like that.

I am so thankful I listened to my gut instincts and went back to the ER instead of waiting for the ” gallstone ” to pass which was not the gall stone passing but my gall bladder getting ready to burst. I am still on bed rest since my body wants to be slow and take its time to heal. Hopefully soon I will be A-okay to resume the shenanigans I usually like to get into.

I am staying safe these holidays with MACE®Brand pepper sprays..are you ?

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MACE®BRAND and Crossroads Media Hub. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


Are you still going Christmas shopping? Are you making sure that you are staying safe while walking to your car? I have been reading a lot of stories where women are getting robbed for their shopping goods or their money while heading to the car. I for one make sure that I am carrying my MACE®BRAND pepper spray every time I leave any location and I don’t have a security guard or any person walking along with me. I no longer feel safe walking alone at night in this town after reading all the burglary and theft going on in this town.

What I like best about the MACE®BRAND pepper spray is that it is all natural, but powerful enough to stun any would be attacker. Any few minutes and seconds count when you are trying to get away from an attacker. The size of it is perfect for me3 to carry or any of my teenage daughters to carry and use. I feel so much safer knowing that they have the mace pepper spray with them whenever they go out.

What are you doing to stay safe this holiday season? Do you carry around MACE ®BRAND items too? I know I carry around MACE ® Canine deterrent after a neighbor was attacked by a dog close to my house. I feel so much safer going to check my mail with my MACE® Canine detterent now than I did before I had it. You better believe I will spray the crap out of my spray on a dog if it tries to attack me. Wouldn’t you do the same thing ?
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The Canon from Best Buy is a great gift for any family member #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


My children are growing at a rapid rate. I know that before long all I am going to be left with is the memories and pictures that I take. I want to make sure that I have a great camera to capture those pictures so on my holiday wish list is the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. I am in no way a professional photographer but I do love taking pictures. I want a DSLR camera that is going to be easy to use and not to complicated for my children to be able to use when we need someone other than myself to take the pictures. The worst thing for my family would be a very complicated camera than no one knows how to use. Canon ‘s easy to use features is one of the reasons why I have chosen it.


Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.


There is nothing worse than having blurry pictures. With The Canon EOS Rebel T5i I know I won’t have to worry about any of that. I know I will be able to shoot pictures left and right and have many memories captured for many years to come. The Best part of using a Canon Camera is you don’t have to be a professional but you can definitely feel like one when using it.

If you are also wanting a Canon camera now is the time to get it and Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.

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I just need some good sleep and lots of money

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving can you believe that? I don’t know where the time has gone. I am totally not prepared and all I can think about shopping on Black Friday. I am hoping to be able to get some good deals for Christmas. All this stress that Christmas is so close is causing me to not sleep good. I would love to be in a city of sleep and comfort instead of tossing and turning and battling insomnia. I really need to learn to not let my stress affect me as much as it does.

Are you ready for Christmas? Did you shop throughout the year and have all your Christmas shopping done? Oh all I want right now is to get a good nights sleep. This past week has been awful. I need more than 4-5 hours of sleep. I hope I can get some good sleep soon. Maybe if I go shopping I can get rid of some of the stress lol..oh who am I fooling I just want to have endless amounts of money and go crazy shopping on black Friday like everyone else.

How do you manage your time ?

We have been working hard to get the house ready for Thanksgiving. This year we are having family coming from out of state to come and spend it with us. Is it wrong of me to be thinking about going shopping on black Friday even though we are going to have company? I really don’t have money to be spending but I can’t help wanting to go anyways. I don’t think there is anything I really “need” all are things I want.

What are the things you want? I have recently gotten big time into planners. I have always liked planners and now more than ever I see that it helps me not feel so stressed if I have things written down. If I follow a schedule I am able to get more things done. I used to use a planner a lot in high school and for some reason I stopped. I am glad I got back into it though. Do you use a planner/ organizer too ?

One thing I am very thankful for…

I have been thinking of thanksgiving a lot lately and One thing I am thankful for is the great friends I have made online. Some of these people make me smile everyday. There are days when I feel sad and depressed and just reading about how their day is going or them messaging me puts a smile on my face. I love reading about one of them getting a new electric guitar and clicking on the site the site they got it from. I also love seeing pictures of my friends little baby.

I love seeing pictures of others and their happy moments which in turn make me feel happy for them. I sometimes think how lucky I am to have those people cross my path and become friends with me. Even though they might not be blood family they are my family. They are the family I chose to have and sometimes they are even closer to me than those that are supposed to be. So one thing I am very thankful for is the friendship I have made with all the online friends I have.

Are you prepared for Thanksgiving ?

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. I have been trying to do all my gift shopping early in the year but that is obviously not happening. We have been a little tight on money this year and that has me a little bit stressed. I know I have taught my kids that Christmas is not all about the gifts but they are kids and of course they want nice gifts.

I am really hoping that are bills go down now that we don’t have to run the A/C. I am also hoping that some more freelance work comes along because we sure need it right now. How is your Christmas shopping going ? Have you gotten all the things you need? Oh and I forgot to say that we will be having family over this year so my house is going to be a full house!! Eeek I hope everything goes great and we don’t end up with family fights and disagreements and certainly no food fights.

Are you all good to go with the gifts?

Having a musical child can only mean one thing… There is always music or singing going on in my house. musiciansfriend.com has really become the site where my kid goes to look for any musical instrument or microphone that tickles her fancy. I am just glad that when it comes to gift buying all I have to do is visit musiciansfriend to find a gift for her.

My other kids are not as easy as my daughter is. I have to struggle to find the perfect gift for them. I have to get the Christmas lists going for them if I want to have their gifts ready by our Christmas dinner. we have a tradition of opening one gift Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas day. Do you have any traditions? Are you already set with the gifts ?

Have you seen the LG OLED TV now at Best Buy? #Hintingseason #OLEDatBestBuy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

My favorite time of the year is here. I love looking around for the latest and greatest things in electronics and gadgets…and yes you can say I am a technology lover and I will hold up my head up proudly about it!! One of latest things that has my mind spinning with lust is the LG OLED TV at Best Buy!! I want one of those TV’s for my house now!
In case you are scratching your head and wondering what an LG OLED TV is … well let me tell you…
Check out the LG OLED TV

What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

One of the biggest things for me is that I would be able to find my content fast with webOS on this tv and that makes it a major want for me. I must admit that the design being 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point is also a big plus for me too.

I know you are going to want to check it out at BestBuy, so I have kindly provided you with the SKU number ;)
LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

The best part is that you don’t need a coupon to get this great tv. You can go and get the LG OLED TV at Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500) How great is that!! No need to thank me for letting you know about this great item after all it’s hinting season and I am just helping you get ready for all of the holiday’s greatest gift buys. Check out Best Buy for other great gadgets too and if you happen to bump into me there just say hi :)

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