Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Great Purge

Yesterday I was in the man's and my closet and realized wow we have a lot of stuff that not only we have not wore but have not used in the last year.  Well in a battle to declutter the house I have started the great purge.  What does that mean...well it means Spring Cleaning with a twist.  I am gathering all we are getting rid of first and posting it for sale. As I go room to room I will go through files, papers, cabinets.  Go with the theory if you haven't used it in last year sell it, donate it, recycle it. DO NOT THROW IT OUT.
Seriously if you have stuff that's in good condition Don't throw it out there are a ton of charities or groups who would be thankful.  Some nursing homes will take gently used cloths and books, or the Veterans services will take used cloths in select locations, blankets can always be used at homeless shelters. Old cleaning towels, towels, rags and blankets can be used at no kill animal shelters. Or local charity groups...YMCA School Age Programs(locally the office is on mariner next to the YMCA), the local school directors will know if there is a need and hey old kids cloths (or toys and art stuff)can go a long way to help out..... St Vincent de Paul Catholic Charities their thrift store help with their food pantries, woman's shelters,  and utility help. 
So what's the bottom line here people. Yes I am having a yard sale first. However after that believe me when I say it's all going. Because to be honest holding onto stuff that you don't need is a clutter mess.
Blessings to you all,
Angie

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mommy's Chinese food!!

My kids have been asking for Chinese food! Well who am I to say no. This is the start of not only Pepper Steak but also Vegetable Lo Mein. Best part is food for family of 6 cost only $8.00 compared to the $30.00 I would have spent at the restaurant for take out. 

Then the finished product!! Doesn't Look like much but it was so YUMMY!!  But truth be told be inventive, get crazy, as long as you like it who cares!! Make some memories in the kitchen.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Being Kind is NOT a choice!! (At least for me anymore.)

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 were just a bot kinder to each other.  I mean I changed her whole mood and put a smile on her face by just wishing her a better year coming up. 

So with New Years right around the corner remember anyone can make a difference in a persons life, Hold a door open for someone, smile, say hello, if someone says hello to you reply. So many people have gotten so put off that kindness needs to be relearned.  Be that person who makes a difference even if it means saying something nice or taking  seconds out of your day to be a better person.

May you be blessed till next time, 
Angie

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!!



While I have a few moments of peace and quiet( i know right) I wanted to wish everyone the most blessed and happiness of Christmas's.  This Christmas is a far cry from last year and I can't believe how the happiness has returned.  So now that the holiday retail season has finally went from insane to a dull roar I can give a update.  My ankle is fractured so I am slow moving. Getting a update in the new year so there will be quite a few post from a hopeful but cranky perspective.  We are working on the house and hopefully will be starting the remodel very soon. I am also getting back to the private resale biz again...Please check me out on offerup.com you can just put my name in the search bar and there I am. Plus all my online work sites that I do, Those you can find on my extra money page. Follow my links and be part of my down line.  Well since its Christmas I will not spout work but I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!  Much love and Blessings to you and yours.

Angie

Monday, December 14, 2015

Crazy day!!!

Hey all posting is kinda hard right now with the holiday season. Especially now that I injured myself. Hubby us making me go get checked out at the ER my foot is swelling to hell. Goes to show what a true clutz I am. I will update later.

Here is a update...I fractured my ankle. Sucks so much. But it is what it is.