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BEING KIND SHOULD NOT BE A CHOICE!

I try to be a generally nice person.  At least I hope to be.  My Grandmother hated it when people were not treated with respect or kindness wasn't given, Her thoughts on the subject were, " Treat people the way you wanted to be treated." She like myself believe that some day Karma or God would sort out the others but till then you best be polite and respectful to people.   The reason I am mentioning this subject... Well as I have stated before is I work retail. On the 26th of December we generally get a lot of returns, exchanges, people using those Christmas gift cards, or some looking to get a deal.  I had helped this woman, you know how it goes answer the questions help find what she needs and then say goodbye.  Well she seemed a little down so I said I hope you have a great day and if I don't see you again have a Happy New Year.  She was so shocked that I would wish her a Happy New Year. Her reaction made me think how much better things would be if people we

BLACK FRIDAY IS COMING!!

He he, 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 its 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 whats 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 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 they are out

BE KIND TO THOSE RETAIL WORKERS!!

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 for my hubby 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 a ass this holiday season... DO NOT WAIT TILL LAST MINUTE .... this point I can not 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 s

HO HO HO!!

Okay I will be the first to say it. "Hello everyone my name is Angie and I am addicted to Christmas." I am one of those annoying people who love the music, decorations, baking and cooking. I will be the crazy lady in the store getting baking supplies and decorations. I work retail and today was the first official day of the Christmas song appearance which made this Christmas freak extremely happy. Now I know all my religious friends are going to say Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus, well we will put religion aside.  Just remember everyone Christmas is a holiday meant for family and friends. So this time of year load up the food around the table an just be together and love each other!   

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Happy All Hallows Eve everyone!  May your night be filled with adventure and magic.  An if you believe may you be reconnected with the spirits of your loved ones past!  Sorry all its my heritage I was always taught to respect the dead and tonight is the night were the veil is the thinnest!!! Below are some of my favorite Halloween fun quotes-- Thanks Pinterest! Have a safe and happy All Hallows Eve be safe and sound and see you all in the morning!!

CHRISTMAS ON A BUDGET

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.( tick tock here for time left ). 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

JOYS OF COOKING

There is one place that I can say that i am truly happy  and that is in my kitchen.  I love cooking, baking or to put it mildly creating. As soon as I get a chance I will be posting a link to all my favorite recipes because lets be honest who doesn't have that 1 recipe that everyone loves to death.  I know I have about four go to recipes that I can make blindfolded and hopping on one foot.  Some of these recipes I made up and some I found and changed it.  Why not right? My Grandma Rose taught me two great things which I cherish to this day...crafting and cooking.  My Grandma raised a large family and she taught me with a little ingenuity you can stretch those tiny amount of ingredients to a huge spread.  She literally cooked for a army sometimes (ring any bells Uncle Steve? Grams told me some amazing stories about you.)  Food is something that brings people together and holds in it memories that we might have forgotten. Till next time people remember try something new or go cook so

SLOW DOWN AND SMELL THE TURKEY!

This was the first weekend in a long while that I have had off.  I will be honest its nice to just sit down and smell the turkey cooking....literally.  With the start of the fall holiday season I decided that today I would cook the first turkey of the season.  Which works out well considering I am preparing the house for the fall.  I am thankful for this time of year not because its getting closer to Christmas, but because I am truly grateful for what I have and the fact we have a home to get ready for the fall and winter,  Things sure have changed in the last year and I am truly grateful.  My children are for the most part healthy and happy... Megan just has a bum knee I will take that for what I can get.  My husband and myself are continuously working on us and i won't lie he holds my heart he always will.  I wish that I could say that I absolutely love all aspects of my life but I will take what we can get, because to be honest as long as I have my kids and husband that'

RETAIL WORK AND FAKING THAT SMILE!!

Well I will be the first to say that working retail can be a huge adventure.  By huge I mean.... OK here is a good way to put it have you ever read a comic book where the characters thoughts are captured in the bubble cloud but only so you can see them.  Well if I ever get fired from my job I cam almost guarantee with 95% certainty that my bubble cloud got broke and those thoughts and words came right out of my mouth.  The other 5% was my numbers were not the best or some other corporate related reason.... So I hear the question now so Angie why a work post?  Well funny you might have mentioned that.  At work tonight while I was cleaning my department I had some lady destroy the department and then snap her fingers at me like I was a dog.  Snapping.....Well I was so busy cleaning up that I did not hear her snapping.  Then after a few minutes of snapping she came over to me and said, "can't you hear me?"  To which i replied with my biggest smile "Oh I am so sorry I

SELF ENTITLEMENT!

I have come to a conclusion people are very self entitled.  No, I am not being the pot calling the kettle black I know I am selfish sometimes. But as we go into a time of year where we are supposed to be thankful for the little things....OK HOLD UP.  We should be thankful for the little things year round. I mean seriously people....but back to the regularly schedule blog.  I work retail... I see people struggling looking for deals and bargains.  I see parents going without so their kids have what they need... that's a true parent.  I see Grandparents helping out their kids getting their kids but also the grand-kids what they need.  You see the gratitude in some but then you see the opposite side of the coin..... Some music please..... Mom I know little Johnny needs shoes and we can't afford them but he only wears the $150 Nikes.  Oh gee Grams I know I can't afford cloths but I want the $50 jeans instead of 3 pairs of $10 jeans when they are the same quality. Or mom

HAPPY FALL YA ALL

Its that magical time of the year!! You know what time I mean.... well for us people who live in the wonderful oven named Florida.  Today started our fall like temps.  I am so happy I plan on opening all the windows tomorrow when I am off and getting some fall cleaning done.  I love the fall. the colors the smells, the hopefully cooler weather.  So here is the why I love fall list, be aware they are not in any particular order. 1. Its my Autumns Birthday season... Oh my sweet girl you have no idea how much I love you and how very proud of you I am. I have watched you grow up into a fine young lady and my heart swells with pride. 2. The hopefully cooler weather.  I know in Florida its a hit or miss but I can hope. 3.  Pumpkin...  I love pumpkin scents, smells and tastes...yup 4.  Apples... When I was a kids all the fall events that were at farms always had apples I guess its a great memory. 5. Halloween.... Dressing up, Pretending to be someone your not. 6. It ge