Please let this be the last of it

I don’t know what it is but we have been having a string of unfortunate events. I am so ready for the good luck and blessings to come. In December I had to have emergency gall bladder surgery. I finally recovered from that and last Sunday we got rear ended. My back and neck and part of my head got messed up. The doctor thought it might be a concussion due to the whiplash. I have been dealing with that pain and if I didn’t feel shitty enough, I find out that my bank account was compromised. I have fraudulent charges on my account and my account has been frozen while they investigate and send me a new card.

We also got a ticket in the mail for being on the fastpass express lane on the freeway when I am pretty sure we changed lanes before the express lane started. I am so ready to have all these things be the end of bad and unfortunate events. My stress level is through the roof and I am sure that is not good for the high blood pressure that the doctor thinks I have. Which in turn reminds me that I need to schedule a physical for myself. I have already scheduled physicals for the girls, I need to get the boys and myself done too.

Traveling can be so easy when you have everything taken care of


I love to travel. On my lists of travel I have Canada as one of the places I want to go visit. I am one of those people who is forever making lists and on my lists is the places I would like to stay when I visit. I like to check out Calgary, Alberta Canada hotel deals – for the best prices and I also like to see what months out of the year have the best prices.

I am sure it comes to no surprise to the many folks who constantly travel, that you are able to get better deals on the weekdays than the weekend. If you are a business traveler I am sure you would more than likely be traveling and staying during the weekday anyway. I am more of a casual traveler so I would definitely be needed the best motel rates for the weekend because I am sure I would be staying the weekend especially if I am traveling with family.

I would more than likely be traveling with a pet too as I am sure my kids would not want to leave Luna behind since she is part of the family so I would have to make sure that the place we are staying is pet friendly. You see planning trips can be a bit off-putting but with cool websites like I can have all of trips stay taken care off and I can continue planning my trip and then just worry about getting everyone packed and ready to go which is another hassle I will not want to get into or we would be here all day.

Pawdpet ,the first plush protective tech holder that is huggable and loveable

We live in a technology age and it is not surprising that more and more younger children are wanting access to that technology too. What do you do as a parent when your child is begging to use your Iphone or wanting to use your Ipad? I always fearing that my twins are going to break my tablet because its happened before. It slipped out of my little guys hands and that was the end of my beautiful tablet.

I struggle on the daily about letting them use my new tablet, but I must admit my tablet is quite the lifesaver on long trips. The only problem is that it can be a pain literally on my hands holding it up for them to see on long trips. I do plan to get them their own tablet but I don’t want them breaking it before they even really have a chance to enjoy it.


Luckily I heard about the pawdpet and I instantly fell in love with this protective plush tech holder. Pawdpet has a tech safe magnet in its belly that holds up a phone or tablet. When not in use the phone or tablet can be stored in the pawdpet padded back pocket and it even comes with a convenient strap. The pawdpet can lay straight on its back or down on its side.

The thought of the pawdpet saving my electronics from being broken is enough for me to be interested in their kickstarter campaign and you should be too. Besides the cuteness and cuddle appeal there is the safety of not having to replace another broken phone or tablet which is a total win for me.

pawdpet standing

You can help out pawdpet and with your support, PawdPet will be able to cover the cost of their initial production run. At the Kickstarter goal, they are hoping for completion by Spring 2015 which is when some of us make our spring break travels. Pawdpet’s goal is to provide their customers with a quality product that is cute, functional and practical which are all the things we would want when it comes to our gadgets.

I hope they give us some answers when we go to the appointment

My oldest has an appointment on Wednesday to get a check up on the area where they took her wisdom teeth out. Even a month after the surgery she still has occasional swelling on that side of her mouth. She makes sure she brushes her teeth when she wakes up and whenever she eats any meals. She might not have a bass brush but she does have a good toothbrush and she makes sure she flosses and keeps her teeth clean. I do not know why she is still having complications from the wisdom teeth pulling.

I am glad that the dentist who did the wisdom teeth surgery no longer works at the facility we are going to because if he did, I am sure the next thing you would be hearing is that this momma went to jail for assaulting the dentist who messed up my daughters mouth!!

I am glad she has agreed to back to the dentist and I hope we find out why she is still feeling pain and her mouth still swells on that side.

These girls are giving me grey hairs

Having two teenage girls under one roof can be tough sometimes. Even though they are 4 years apart and hate to admit they are anything alike, those two have more in common than they want to realize. One thing that makes it hard for me to deal with is their constant moodiness. I do not remember being such a moody teenager. Every single time they are asked to do anything we get the eye roll or the whatever look or the I am bored look. I cannot wait until their grouchiness and moodiness is over.

My boys seem so much easier to deal with right now and they are my hyper active ones. I just don’t know whether to let the girls be and just give them their space right now or go to my room and take a deep breath and go back to dealing with shenanigans. Oh mu goodness being a parent to teenage girls can be so hard at times. I wonder if that is how my mom felt when I was their age?

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 ?
dog deterrent

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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.


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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.

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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.

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