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A Fresh Step To A Productive New Year!

First and foremost, let me wish everyone a very belated Merry Christmas and a much anticipated Happy New Year!  Here at Mycrazylifeagain.com things have been a bit on the crazy side settling into a new normal for our group and family.  So let me catch you up on all our crazy!   The Blog and Business are doing fantastic and I want to thank all of my amazing readers for that.  The Gift and Resale store is finally picking up momentum and slowly getting views and sales!   We will be getting new business cards made soon as well as flyers. Also coming up soon we will be starting to be vendors at local markets as well as flea markets! This makes me super excited!!! I am currently working on getting tables as well as a canopy tent! Also starting in January the blog will also start to host contests and giveaway's to gain readership as well as have some fun so please keep an eye out.  Prizes will be from the gift and resale store! In the writing section of the blog,  I  will be

The Battle Of The Bulge: A Personal Story

I know, I know What am I selling right? Nope, Not Selling a thing!  See, the thing is I think I have tried so many different diets I had just given up. Back in  Mid August of this year my Anxiety and Depression were at its worst. I was eating to comfort myself because I knew my marriage was completely over and my emotions were a huge mess. Then it happened for a week I couldn't get out of bed, I was feeling so sick I was getting massive migraines and I wanted it all to just end.  What changed? What caused me to make a leap of faith and take control of my life, health and future? I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and in my memories of the day a very important person who had since passed away had left a message on my wall a few years ago to cheer me up, "You are important and you matter!  No matter what happens in the future know that You are stronger than you think Braver Than you know And you will get through this" Part Winnie The Pooh, Part he

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

QUOTE MASHUP CHALLENGE!

I am a writer and once in a while, I get these writing challenges to work on our skills or just have fun. When this challenge came about I decided that I had to participate and try my hand. Rules: Take a bunch of quotes and mash them up with a new one. You don't need to use the whole quote but a recognizable portion of it! He grabbed her arm trying to stop her as he whispered, "You can't fight the coming storm!" Shaking his hand off of her arm, she held her head high as she adjusted her crown. He didn't realize that she had known her worth for a while now and that she is stronger than they think. She started walking like everyone who had ever doubted was watching her. Doing so strengthened the courage she knew she had in her all along. Standing tall she called her flying monkeys to her side not willing to leave them to this disaster of a circus. Using all of the bravery she knew she had in her heart, she turned back to look at

NEVER GIVE UP

Never give up! Never Settle! When they push you push back. In the end you are all you have to depend on so make sure you are ready to fight for you!

WHAT THE PAST YEAR DID

Good evening everyone, I am writing this as I sit in my room/office eating my dinner of a PB and J. Yes, there is plenty of food in the house, however, I fed the kids earlier and to be honest I just didn't want to cook tonight! Why? Well, I caught the awful bug going around and I have been miserable for almost seventy-two hours!  Sparing you my battle I can eat a little bit again so I decided this was the extent of my cooking adventure tonight, although I have a crazy hankering for Mexican go figure!  But back to the topic at hand the last year's adventure!  If you would have told me a year ago I would be in this place of my life I would have laughed at you and asked if you were running a fever!  But my life was twisted into something I never thought it was going to be. It was the beginning of my rebirth! I had faith in someone who took that faith and destroyed it... But you know what all he did  was  destroyed the illusion that he had put in front of me. This time a

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE

A Few Things To Think About!!!

MY FAVORITE SEASON

People always find it humorous that my favourite time of year is the fall! I get ribbing because people say the only reason I love the fall is because I dread the horrible Florida heat! I can understand the thought on that because we are a week from October and are still sitting in the mid nineties. However, truth be told I just love everything fall. I mean besides the cooler temperatures there is the fabulous colors such as the oranges, browns and greens! I would love nothing more than to take a walk in the woods or sit on the porch with a hot tea in my hand and a good book in my lap. This would also be a amazing time to paint the colors of the season. Regardless there is always a good reason to like the fall. Everything from cooler temperatures to scents and smells from all fall related items.  Enjoy it and know your lucky because in Florida we are still quite warm and will be like that till winter hits!! Blessings to all, Angie

DRAMA FREE SATURDAY!

In honor of the weekend let's keep today drama free! Blessings and Love, Angie

WHY I DON"T BELIEVE IN DIETS

So let me make this clear, I don't believe in diets. However, yes, as people know I am losing weight and keeping it off.  What's this miracle that has kept me from gaining more weight? Well, for one I had to take a good hard look in the mirror and at the numbers on the scale that is conveniently hidden across the house.  See I have been going through a huge rough spot in my life, my husband of now nineteen years decided that once again that I was not worth it and decided to throw away our marriage once again and in true Narcissist form blame me for everything.  Well, guess what I decided to start reevaluating my life and after a lot of thought and self-reflection, I started waking up and coming out of what is known as the Narcissist influence cloud. Ladies as someone who has to deal with it in the daily grind I can tell you it's real and it affected me to the point I was a shadow of my former self. I had literally given up on anything and everything because of the in

KEEP CALM AND LOVE FLORIDA

Hey, all its Angie and I decided to give you a lesson on my state Florida! See I was out the other day and I had some cranky ass New Yorker (Sorry if you live in New York or are from New York, but this butthole was actually bragging about where he was from.) You see I am an actual Florida Cracker!  No, a Cracker is  NOT  something derogatory it just means that I am a natural born Floridian who has actually stayed here most of her life. It's one of those old-school southern sayings like 'bless your heart' and 'So good you want to slap your Mama'! We Floridians get a whole bunch of crap though, and I feel the need to set the record straight about how things are done around these parts! First, we do get multiple seasons! But unlike other parts of the country, they range from Hurricane Season to living in Satans Anus season! Why do we tolerate it? Because for anyone who has lived here exclusively for more than ten years, we love it! A few Christmases ago we wen

MOMS NEED OTHER MOMS

That's right, I am saying it mom's you need other mom's! If you believe as a mom you don't need a fellow group of woman to talk to and help get you through the rough spots in life than I hope your rainbows and unicorns are fabulous. See I used to be one of those moms who did it all alone because I was forced to be alone in my world.  My life has always put me into situations that I have been better friends with guys than girls.  However, after I had my first baby what few male and female friends I had disappeared fast.  I felt like I was always an outsider looking in and till this day I still feel like that.  I will admit I am different I am the nerdy girl who loves Star Wars, Gaming and Ghost Hunting!  I am happy if I did nothing but bake and read all day. For some, that's a bit off-putting, but I have always accepted people for who they are, so I am not going to pretend about who I am. For twenty years I struggled with being a mom and messed up more times

ALMOST MY BIRTHDAY!

Happy August everyone and guess what that means?  That's right it's almost my birthday and it's all about me! Just kidding my birthday is never about me my plans for this year are literally to go back to school food shopping and work on the rest of the housework for the remainder of the day!  I even get the same gift every year from the school board and it's the gift of school starting within 2-3 days of my birthday. What else does that mean for me and Mycrazylifeagain? Well,  A whole new life adventure of course!  Now that the kids are going to be back in school I need to do more to make money and support these amazing kids of mine.  So basically I am planning on freelancing from both inside and outside the home when the kids are back to school. I have a few leads for work and am actively pursuing them so the kids and I can have a more fulfilling and fun life. Reflecting back the past year I can't believe how much my life has changed since my birthday.  Last y

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.

Dreams or Nightmares... Parents Edition

If that quote wasn't the truth.  You see I am what you would call a very dark dreamer.  I remember my dreams for a while after I wake and I write them down till I start to forget. Which seriously some of the best stories come from what you dreamt in the past.  But lately, my dreams have been even darker than usual. As most know I am a writer and I normally lean towards ghost and monsters in my writing. Even my own personal drawings in the book's lean toward the darker mythical side.  But seriously I think my dreams have been in overdrive lately. I decided to read up on what dreams are supposed to mean and according to quite a few articles, it's my fears for the future playing out in my dreams... Only if my dreams knew the half of it. That's where I have a problem.  Why? Because the other night I was watching a video game playthrough with my daughter and later that night I dreamt I was fighting off the characters of said game with dual handed swords while search

Looking For A JOB

So let me make this clear to start I lost my job on January 30th of this year. Why did I lose my job you may ask? Well because I was full time and the company restructured to get rid of us hard working full timers.  Which sucks too because I followed policy and rules and was a cheerleader for the company.  I was such a cheerleader I cheered myself right out the door. I was Lucky I got a small severance and some unemployment. But here it is July 16th and I still have not found a job. Yes, I am being critical of finding a good job because guess what I worked for a huge corporation before and my soul got sucked from me. No, I am not being funny I am being serious.  The company I worked for previously for going on just over eleven years did not believe in a work-life balance.  Well, let me rephrase that unless you were someone who kissed the managements booty you were not given or allowed to have a work-life balance. Now I can freelance which I am setting everything up for and other stuff

A Brief Interlude!

I know I know I said I wouldn't be gone again and really I am not... No, seriously I am finishing stocking  THE CRAZY STORE !  I am on hour I think 9 of working through the stock and box 17.  I have to get the store finished by the end of this weekend so I can have a Christmas in July sale followed by the dreaded back to school sale and pop up! In all seriousness though thank you all for the kind messages that ask if I am okay? Because yes I am doing much much better than I have in the last few weeks.  My older two teens are out and about with their boyfriends/friends. My youngest has been hanging out with her friends as well and my boy has been playing on Fortnite none stop since yesterdays season switch up happened. Btw thank you epic games now if you would add the game to the android some of us would be very thankful.  Anyway, everyone, I am working on more of a post for later on but I must return to the stock of my store and move my bum.  You know because being on a po

A Pinterest Guide To Christmas In July!

If you haven't figured it out by now I am a Christmas enthusiast... ok let's just get it right I am obsessed with Christmas!  So when it comes to Christmas in July why don't we celebrate shall we? Besides we have good ole Pinterest to help guide us along! So shall we have some fun? Remember to click on the pictures to visit these awesome pins on Pinterest! *Disclaimer I DO Not own these Pins so go show some pin love to the people that do!* DRINKS! There are so many fun ways to have a great time with or without adult beverages and here are a few pins to check out for when it comes to drinks! Link Here Link Here Link Here       FUN CRAFTS Families normally make little crafty things during the winter for Christmas so why not do it during the summer as well? Visit Here Link Here FOOD! Because seriously what is the holidays or celebrating the holidays without food! Link Here Link Here Link Here Link Here

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