Well, I hope your all doing well this holiday season! I can definitely say it has been an interesting one. As you are reading this I am currently sitting in Panera Bread in the plaza next to my work. Why may you ask? That's easy because our family is down to one car right now and my truck is not fixable. Well, that's not exactly true it can be fixed just not for the money I am willing to pay for it to be fixed. Seriously I can get a used car at this point. My beast has served me well and I honestly miss driving my suburban but at times you have to make decisions and my decision is to do what's best for my family. But on the upside, my first book "Ghost Stories For The Chicken At Heart Volume 1" is fully running on Nook Press and was just submitted for Kindle Publishing as of ten minutes ago. So all in all a very productive day if I do say so myself. I myself and extremely excited about all the changes going on and will be going on in the next year. Did you
I was doing my normal and checking my email when I got a email from Zillow about what Santa's house actually looks like. Check out the link here for Zillows preview of what Santa's property actually looks like here .
It's that magical time of year when even the most scared bakers in the world take to their kitchens to start their holiday baking. Some people have power lists of what they bake every year and some make brand new lists off of Pinterest's to make some new spectacular kinds of cookies. I admit fall in the middle and do a bit of both. But I am a baker who tries to make new and different things all year round. Since I have a family full of taste testers who don't mind trying my baked goods I am all set because they will always be very blunt and honest with me. But seriously I learned long ago a very important lesson from my Grams about this time of year. This time of year brings out the good and bad in people. So always have a treat in the house to share! By doing this you could solidify the good day they are having and make it great or a sweet treat and a concerned listening ear can make someone's horrible day a better one. For the people who say baking is s
Well as i am here laying in bed waking up for the third time today i noticed how cold it is outside the blankets. Yes, we have heaters for the house i just forgot to get them out of the shed because you know I am still recovering from surgery. However, I am such a lucky mom my kids did help me cover my plants with sheets to hopefully save them through this cold spell. Then I wondered why it felt so cold and holy cold snap its 36 degrees. By golly I forget we get this cold this is Florida. But no seriously I prepped earlier today, my kids prefer blankets to heaters and I got out thier coats for school. I just hope hubby remembered to take his coat out of his trunk. Well everyone stay warm where ever you are tonight. Also, I dont care if I sound like a public safety announcement please heat your home safely.
When I was a kid I would have to say Thanksgiving was such memorable occasion. It didn't matter whose house it was at but for me we were all together as a family. My Grandmother whom I was extremely close to even said she would have done anything to have those days back again once all of us kids had gotten older. If we got to my families house early the first thing us kids would have done was watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. My Poppy normally would join us kids for this while sneaking us kids little candies. Then after the parade we would go to my cousins playroom and hangout, then once the ladies of the house had to finish prepping everything the adults would put us in our warmest coats and send us outside, When we were at my aunt and uncles house that would include our uncle taking us on turns through the woods in tubes or in the cart behind his three-wheeler. Then there was the dinner!! We had the adult tables and the kids table, us kids used to joke we cou
Hello from the recovery room!! As many who follow me on my Facebook page and The Blog's Facebook Page knows that I had out patient surgery yesterday. Well; I am home and recovering and as hard as it is for me to say relaxing. As someone who is always on the go I am not used to sitting and doing nothing, my Crazy has been put on a slow warm right now. But it has given me some awesome time to run through Pininterest and find some amazing things to share with you for some quick, easy and cheap things to do this holiday season!! Remember first and foremost homemade gifts are the best!! I am always getting hints for homemade! These amazing pinner's have some fabulous ideas so check out their blogs and pages!! So lets start... Seriously how great smelling would these be!! Especially if you have a friend that just got a new place and are needing some Christmas decor with this clay your imagination is the limit! Do you have a steady hand with a paint brush. Have a fri
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 to the Santa they had in place 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 hearing
I get chills every time the weather man mentions the words cold front. Actually the weatherman or woman and I have a very love hate relationship. I am a native Floridian I love the warm weather, however there is nothing better than the cooler weather. You know what I mean...Windows open, stew cooking, cuddling under a blanket reading a good book. Or fire pits and having friends over toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. No? I know there are these amazing people that escape the white stuff and cold weather called snowbirds but I love the cooler temps. Sorry to a lot of my customer base but if it could snow down here I would love it. People joke with me saying I like the fall weather because I am such a Christmas freak and it means we are closer to Christmas. I love Halloween, I love Thanksgiving. So today the weather man said we are supposed to get a cold front that should stall over Florida and start our weather dropping. Oh I hope so. If not there will be some cr
I will admit things have been a little more than crazy for us this past year. An even now I am in a transition phase in my current full time job. I am just happy I do have a full time job still but I am going through a transition from manager to just a regular employee again. Why you may ask? Well its not a difficult thing my position was done away with. Funny thing is I am not even mad or upset in the slightest. You would think I should be but I'm not. I think its because we had a feeling it was coming so I started free lancing and opening up my resale business again. ( shameless plug here ) But that is neither here nor there. When I was growing up one of the things that made living in New Jersey bearable was my Grandparents. I still get choked up because my Grandfather taught be how to play pool, gamble, fish and he also gave me my first shot.... He was a amazing man. When my mom got into one of her moods he would take me to the water. He knew that I couldn't be far f
I will admit I have a few pet peeves. However one that gets me is when people do not move over for emergency vehicles. Normally if your not blaring your radio you will hear the fire trucks or ambulance before you see them. Then once you know you need to get over and stop let the people in the other lane in. Don't be a douche. This one car would not let me over so the car in front of him thankfully noticed slowed down so I could speed up and get over. Especially today I discovered they went to the local highschool. So rant over thank you all for the ear.
HA HA just kidding.....well not really! Anyway, How are you all doing and I apologize for the lack of writing but after our trip to see and say goodbye to my sister-in-law I have been struck with this cold/flu bug. Plus on top of that its been making its way through the house. BAH. For me though it triggered one of my monthly migraines and lets just say my hubby is a superstar because it was not a pretty sight. The reason for this post though is because I think we need a reminder of some basic how not to get people sick basics.....honestly you would not think that people need to be reminded of this but nope they do.... Wash your hands...with soap and warm or hot water!!!! Also carry a bottle of hand sanitizer with you. If you hate the nasty smelling regular one go to Bath and Bodyworks and pick up a scented type. If you can't wash your hands at least attempt to not be patient zero and attempt to stop the sickness. Now i know its not easy to take off of work. Hey I wor
I know some ladies might get a little upset at me however it has to be said. Seriously ladies leggings stretch and I do not think the world wants to see your g-string up your butt crack when it stretches is not sexy or alluring, Its really just gross and disgusting. Lets see this chart i found on Pinterests. Also besides leggings a few other leg coverings that should not be worn without something covering your buttocks. Stocking or tights....I know that people are like but I wear them with dresses. That's fine as long as your leggings or tights are covering to your mid-thigh. Spandex that shows your underwear or if you are like the few people who go commando under the spandex we don't want to see things that's are....NO. Again there is nothing sexy or alluring about seeing stuff that should be kept under wraps. Now I bet you are wondering why I mentioned this. As you know I have a page going Kansas or bust 2016. Well we are visiting my sister-in-law and on