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The Toast To The Exhausted Mom At The Holidays

I think  I  have cracked a few yawns just bringing up the blog page to write this. But seriously while Santa is hoarding all the Christmas Elves at the north pole we the regular run of the mill mom's are in a holiday rush.  I will admit things are a bit less crazy for me this year as I am not doing the retail store thing.  If you're a Mama who is working at a retail store I salute you and for whoever wants to be mean to that Mama who has her soul ensnared by the life sucking demon of the retail work I have one thing to say to you! "May you walk down a hall of Lego's with bare feet in the dark!" That's right, I said it! I did eleven years in a retail environment and before that I did food service with both restaurants and stores for another eight. I will never wish those jobs on anyone because people during the holiday season can be downright evil!  I am thankful, although I do Customer Service from home now I at least don't have to worry about h

Be Brave and Have Courage!

I love this quote! I used to watch this movie with my sister-in-law Pam a lot and it was our last movie we watched together!  So this post is dedicated to Pam! Sorry, everyone, there is not much more I can say about this because if you knew her you would understand she was beyond amazing.

Christmas In July!

I was asked the question, "Do you know why people and companies celebrate Christmas in July?" To be honest Christmas in July has always intrigued me and I thought it was for a few reasons and after doing a little research I come to find out I was not too far off on some of what I thought I knew. However, I was also wrong about some of what I knew as well. So let me fill you in on a few of the reasons that popped repeatedly when I was researching. The first reason actually has to do with the real Christmas. See for us crafters who like making a bunch of homemade Christmas gifts July is our six-month warning if you have a bunch to make. This time of year if you go into certain crafting stores such as Joannes, Micheals and Hobby Lobby you can find sections that have some select Christmas stuff out already. Especially in the fabric and yarn sections you can see that there are holiday prints and colors starting to make an appearance. Also yes besides my gift store I have I

WHATS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

I was actually watching a youtube video based on an old-school scary movie and realized that my kids are now old enough to watch the scary movies that I grew up on! Beware there will be affiliate links so you can see which movies or their book I am talking about! I was so happy because it takes a lot to scare my kids but also it is a coming of age thing for them as well!  So whats your favorite scary movie? Do you have that one movie you have to wrap yourself in a blanket to watch? My favorite scary movie by far has been and always will be THE SHINING ! Seriously Jack Nicholson coming through the door with the ax saying "Heres Johnny", Is my favorite horror scene of all time. My first horror book was The Shining and I later picked up the sequel to it Dr. Sleep ! (BTW if you have a teen or preteen who likes to read Dr. Sleep is on my no read list as it's not for the preteen crowd.)  Movies based on Steven King's books basically head up my list of scary mo

THE UTTER NEED TO DO SOMETHING

Have you ever woken up with the feel and drive to do something that you have not done happily in a while? This morning for the first time in over a year I woke up with the feeling of want and need to bake. Not because I had to because I could get snacks at the store down the road but because I had the feeling to create and bake. This to me is a huge step in the right direction for me and I am so happy that I woke up feeling this way. Because I feel happy and less anxious than I have been. However, it scares me a bit as well because I do not want to lose this amazing feeling today. My sister-in-law Pam used to joke with me that I should open a food truck and serve nothing but cookies and coffee... To be honest I often contemplated if I could do it. Could I make a passion of mine into a viable business? But for now, I will just be the crazy cookie lady at home! *note because I am always asked* the top of the cookies are not made with a special tool or anything I use a mini ice cream s

MY CAMERA WAS FULL

A quick hey and hello! Been working and trying to get new stuff out via the blog and everywhere else and discovered I had over 1500 pics/videos on my phone. So I got to work tonight getting it posted, sorted and organized. Below is a link to a bigger video from hiking in Texas! I hope you all will subscribe as I will be posting different travel and picture shows. Not including live streams. Enjoy the video. -Angie