When Life Gets Crazy

When life gives you a lemon...LOL, you take that lemon and grind it, juice it, add sugar, and sip that lemonade while you think about your life changes.  I struggled this week with the fact that we had a lot of family changes in the last two weeks. After a lot of contemplation, I had to have a coming to Jesus' moment on Sunday night to think about how I was really feeling. After the contemplation, I realized I was more scared of the change than how it would be an opportunity for our family. It took a lot for me to move past how I was feeling and realize this change will be good for our family. Being perfectly honest I do not handle extreme change very well, I guess I do not handle any change well, thanks to my anxiety.  Due to the changes still happening, I will not be giving details just yet, but it is a positive thing, and I can't wait to see what type of adventures this will bring to our family. I hope for all the changes and adventures happening in all of your life you take

Taking a New Path!

Have you ever felt like you are trapped in a box and realized that you want to do more than what you are currently doing? Now, do not get me wrong, I absolutely love what I do as a career! However, I feel like I am being pulled in a new direction. When my kids were younger, I would make additional money writing and running my original blog. Then life happened and I had to start over with everything. My life is different now, and I do want to proceed with this path to succeed.  I am doing everything I can to get out there to have more people reading my books, stories, and social media. Currently, I am doing everything in my power to get views and have my writing, pictures and, videos more relevant. Am I the only one who feels like they are being pulled in a direction you would never think of or is it just me? Just food for thought there. Take care and blessings for you!  

World Works In Mysterious Ways

The world does work in mysterious ways! On Christmas day our beloved black lab Rodeo crossed the rainbow bridge. Rodeo was full of spunk and sass, with a personality that you do not see very often in any animal. She kept me on my toes and was my work buddy. She would wake me up in the morning wanting her breakfast, and if you moved slow, she would tell you what she thought about that. The day after Thanksgiving we noticed a growth in her mouth and took her to the emergency vet. We were given the news no pet parent wants. There was nothing they could do, and we should make arrangements. I was not prepared for the end with her. Till the end, she continued to sleep next to me while I was working. Then at the end she lost her ability to walk and started having seizures.  Christmas was very sad this past year. Now almost three months later I went to take out the garbage and there was the tiny orange and white kitten sitting next to a local stray we help take care of named Oreo. I picked her

Follow The Road Less Traveled

Just a friendly reminder do not follow the pack.  Be your own person and do what you think is best. But most of all follow the road less traveled and have many grand adventures along the way!  

Got Milk?

  So milk along with everything else is becoming expensive. Let's be honest everything is becoming expensive. More people are using food banks and pantries. I myself use from pantries as well because seriously my paycheck does not stretch that far and I am sure yours does not either. One thing pantries do not always have is milk or powdered milk. However, I noticed that the last food pantries I received contained packages of nuts. Well, I have received almonds and walnuts, and guess what if you like, plant milk you are all set. What you will need is: 1 cup nuts, water, and sugar (If you want sweet milk) A container, food processor, blender, cheesecloth, or a fine strainer, and a container to hold the milk in the fridge. Step 1- Soak 1 cup of nuts in 2 cups of water. Let soak for 4 hours or overnight. Step 2- Drain the water Step 3- In a food processor add 2 1/4 cups of water and 1/2 cup of the nut of your choice. Let your machine pulverize the nut. After about 2-3 min you will be r

Full Launch Of The Blog

 Welcome back, everyone! This has been a long time in the works but I finally updated and fully set up the blog to my liking. For those who know me my blog and my writing have been healing and therapeutic for me during the hardest parts of my life. For a while, I have struggled and considered shutting everything down and trying something new. But after much thought and soul searching I decided to not only toss out most of the old but start fresh with new.  As I work on the next chapter of my life I would like to bring you along with me. A few of the old links are here as well as new links to social media stories and all the writing I am working on.  So for all the stories, I am currently working on click HERE ! Different projects I am working on can be found HERE ! More new things will be showing up all over the blog soon! I hope you all have a great weekend and for all those who have been amazing and supportive of me in my craziness THANK YOU. Also, if you could help a girl out and sh

A Odd Picture I Decided To Share

Many people know I am a firm believer in the paranormal. This picture was taken at a fishing hole in the state park area of Hernando County, Florida. The picture has not been doctored in any way and the only people who were in this section were my partner and myself plus one of our dogs. At first I thought that this was a case of pareidolia. However, I joked when we got to the location I am going to fall over the embankment as there is nothing there to stop me. I did look up the history of this area and it consist of settlers, indians and dare I may say even rumored witchcraft.  Is this pareidolia? If you do not know what pareidolia is it is the scientific explanation for some people for the ability to see shapes or to make pictures out of randomness?  Here is the picture close up. Again I am not saying it's a ghost. But knowing the history of the area it is a interesting shot. What do you think?  

Wanting To Live A Simple Life

Now at days it seems like we are all struggling in the race to get everything newer and better.  I am struggling against that way of life as I want to go back to a much simpler time and life. Don't get me wrong, I love my laptop and its my source of income. I use it to work, to write and do research. But on the days I am not using it, I would rather have the time to be in the kitchen creating, crafting or outdoors enjoying nature.  When I was younger, I wanted the big house with all the rooms and fancy things.  Now I want a cabin or small home with a basic kitchen, pantry, bathroom and bedroom.  The need and want for all the extras are gone. What I would like is a house on land away from everything to have my garden and some animals. I want to work to live and enjoy life instead of working to survive.  My dream has always been to write as a career. I know that is a hard dream to obtain, but its still my dream. I am currently working on making the home more obtainable. 

The Sun Had Risen

Fishing Bridge Aripeka, Florida 3/5/2022 Well, like the sunrise in this picture I am making the personal decision to rise along with it.  I suffer from very bad anxiety, depression and PTSD.  That being said, there are times where I do not want to do anything in my life.  Then there are times where I am a super motivated individual who wants to do everything.  I am not going to get into the reasons about why I suffer from everything I do, but the reasons are valid and personally its too much to share at this time.  When I am ready though I will share. But now it's time to bring this blog back to life.  I may not be able to travel yet or add pictures from that but I can say I am able to write. I have had a few people also question if my other social media will be coming back.  To be honest, I am currently going through my social media to see what can be moved to here and what is worth keeping.  The want to simplify my life and cut out all the bad I had in it will also me

New Year New Me....HAHA...Just Kidding

 Well, all its been a long while since I have posted. I can make excuses, but seriously, what would be the point. As most know I try to be 100% transparent and honest in my posts. I have been struggling... A LOT. I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have been hiding away from the world basically crocheting and working. I have missed my blog and have just started the great revamp. My life has changed so much in the last three years. I decided that I am coming back on my terms to start posting like I want to instead of a need to fill the blog. As my life has changed so much I will be deleting and removing a lot of the old posts that I feel were filler and starting fresh. I will still be sharing my writing and my very rough versions of the books and stories I am working on as well as adding a new section of my paranormal adventures.  So I guess the biggest thing I can say is please excuse the dust as we are remodeling. Much love and blessings, Angie

IN HONOR OF HALLOWEEN! Top 10 Ways You Know Your Home Is Haunted!

I am fortunate, I live in a notoriously haunted Florida town. This town is the location of one of the best haunted museums ever! In honor of All Hallows Eve, I bring you this top 10 list of ways you can tell you live in a haunted house. #10. You hear the floor creaking or footsteps going through the house, like someone is walking when you are the only one home. #9. You walk into the kitchen and all your cabinets are open when you know you left them shut the last time you were in there. #8. Your dog barks or cat hisses at a random spot and there is nothing that you can see. #7. You try using a selfie filter for faces and a face appears on your screen.   (Yes, this has happened in my home and previous home multiple times.) #6. You hear people having a conversation in the next room and when you go to see who is in your house there is no one there. #5 Objects are not where you left them. #4. You see shadows and people out of the corner of your eye. #


How The NORAD Santa Tracker Got Its Start Okay guys and girls first for those who really know me they know that I am a compulsive obsessive person when it comes to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  I am also in love with a good story as much as the next person. So last year when I stumbled upon this story about how NORAD started tracking Santa I had a good chuckle.  Then to my surprise I was looking at pins on Pinterest tonight and behold the story of the Santa Tracker reappeared in my thread so I figured it was fate I had to share the story with the world.   The whole NORAD tracking Santa started because of a typo in the paper. Here is a picture of the ad that Sears Roebuck and Co. Posted over 60 years ago.  They didn't realize it, but that phone number was not the line they had to speak to Santa, but to the Continental Air Defense Center (Now NORAD). How would you have felt as someone who works at a military installation  getting a call on the red phone h


Ha Ha, every time I say "Black Friday is Coming", I get the Game of Thrones Meme going through my head!  As you know, one of my three jobs is I work retail.  Seriously though, as much as I hate giving up my Thanksgiving night (this is hopefully my last year), It is wild seeing people going after what they consider deals.  I know some are great, but it's funny watching people rushing to get to a item that was cheaper three weeks earlier. So after getting to know so extreme Black Friday shoppers here are a few tips that I learned that might just help you get those items you want. When going to any store you want to have a plan in place,  start with making a list of what the most important items on your list. If they seem to be out the items find the nearest sales person find out if there is more in the back, and if not see if its order-able. Yes, people see if you can order the item get it there are no rain checks, so for example, say those boots you want are $19.99 and


Well, people its that fabulous time of year again... Thanksgiving and holiday retail shopping.  I feel that I must take to my soap box and give you all a little perspective.  I am sorry I have to put it that way, but after swinging into a store yesterday to get a candy bar and seeing a very ignorant person yell at the cashier because the customer simply didn't read the ad and would not listen to the poor girl doing her best to explain the ad gets my blood boiling because if you know me I try to protect the cashiers at my job as much as I can. So here are a few simple things you can do to not make yourself look like an ass this holiday season... DO NOT WAIT TILL LAST MINUTE .... This point I cannot express more.  I had this happen last year at my job, A gentleman wanted to get his wife a pair of fashion boots but they were a little pricey.  However price or not they were selling quite fast. He came in every week and looked at them. I suggested that if he was sure he want


Well everyone I don't know about you, but this is the time of year that as Halloween nears, some people are starting to think about that Holiday just a few weeks away. So are you one of those people that want to make everyone feel special, but are living on a budget that is so tight it screams when you mention extra expenses.  That is where the wonderful store the Dollar Tree comes into play.  Now most budget conscious people know you can score some seriously great deals at the Dollar Tree.  But as I have found you can make some amazing crafty gifts that do not suck all from the Dollar Tree.  So here it goes, I hope these ideas help you as much as they help me... Thank you to all the great Pinner's at Pinterest. I am putting direct links to these amazing Pinner's so you can see all their great pins and ideas.  Or you can follow me here and come see all the wacky stuff I find through Pinterest. The Snowflake Christmas Wreath Because getting an awesome wreath you can us