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IN HONOR OF HALLOWEEN! Top 10 Ways You Know Your Home Is Haunted!

I am fortunate, I live in a notoriously haunted Florida town. Which hosts one of the best haunted museums ever! In honor of All Hallows Eve, I bring you this top 10 list of ways you can tell you live in a haunted house. #10. You hear the floor creaking like someone is walking when you are the only one home. #9. You walk into the kitchen and all your cabinets are open when you know you left them shut. #8. Your dog barks or cat hisses at nothing you can see. #7. You try using a selfie filter for faces and a face appears on your screen. (Yes, this has happened in my home and previous home multiple times.) #6. You hear conversations in the next room and when you go to see who is in your house there is no one there. #5 Objects are not where you left them. #4. You see shadows and people out of the corner of your eye. #3. Objects are thrown at you when you are alone.. #2. You live in one of the most haunted towns in your state so you best just deal

I'm Back!

Happy Friday everyone! I know a lot of people work on the weekend and this girl is included. But I had to pop on and let everyone know that I am alive and well. But most of all the blog will now proceed as I have wanted it to. That is because I am finally moved in and for the most part finished unpacking! The house for the most part is unpacked and I am settling into a much needed work/freelance/writing/life routine. I am not going to lie these last few weeks have been quite difficult between the move, settling in and the pending divorce. However, I am learning to deal with and overcome what has been thrown at me. I will be adding a lot of new content to all sections of the blog in the coming weeks and am excited with what the future holds. I appreciate the kind emails and messages from all the amazing people who read the blog and visit the social media pages. Blessings and Love, Angie!

We Are Moving!

That's right everyone! We are MOVING!!! What does that mean for the blog? Well, a super delayed time frame with posts and some things going away.  As I have mentioned before, I am going through a divorce. My son and I are moving about thirty min from where we live now. I am super excited and also super nervous as this is my first move in 19 years. So please have patience as we move to our new location! This is a big step for me and my kids. Blessings and Love, Angie

Why I Am Okay With Being Single!

So time to speak my mind! Be ready to be offended! However, I think people take the challenge as matchmaker a little too seriously. Now do not get me wrong, I might have chosen wrong for myself, however, my setup rate for others was pretty damn good. I just did one thing that most people who want to play matchmaker never stop to consider. Is the person I am trying to set up ready for a relationship? Or more importantly, do they want to enter the dating pool again? Dating is scary. Why might I be taking a stand on this subject? Funny you should ask. I was informed a few times in the last few weeks that I should start dating. When I asked why, the answer made me laugh. Well, don't you think it's time you got back out there? Don't you want to be with someone. I saw red. I know I am not ready to date again. Is it because I am still in love with my soon to be ex-husband? Um, no. I would ask anyone who reads this that if I took that trip to stupid town to drag me back to s

The Importance Of Mom Care!

That's right ladies and gentleman this is your reminder on the importance of self care. You know, in case the people in the back can't hear me. That being said I do need to state that I am not a professional. I just have many years experience in the art of not doing self care and the journey I had to take to realize the importance. So shall we begin? Okay, good grab a cup of tea and let's get started! THE GUILT! Yes, as a mom you are going to feel guilt anytime you try to do anything for yourself. Guess what that is normal, but believe me it will be worth it. If you have a partner in your life they can help a bit so you can better yourself. If you're a single mom like I am then there are ways around this. When my kids were little any time I had to do self care was once the kids were asleep. My ex never helped with the kids so I made time after I knew they would be sleeping. Guess what everyone this is important for you to hear, The dishes and laundry can wai

Getting to Know Your Blogger!

So I was talking to someone earlier this week and we discovered that although I knew a lot about that person. That person felt awful they did not know as much about me! So we decided to share one of those questionnaires that are made to ask you random stuff so people can get to know you. So today is the day you get to know me!  Please remember my filter is off with these answers. What was your favorite food when you were a child?   My favorite food was and still is cheeseburgers. But let me clarify this I am speaking a good ole diner cheeseburger. Best cheeseburger I ever had was at a mom and pop store/gas station near the Ozarks. I can not remember the name of the place, but OMG it was so yummy. What’s the #1 most played song on your music list?   Bring Me to Life- Evanescence, The song speaks to me What is one of your favorite quotes? "Don't consider my kindness as a weakness, the beast inside me is sleeping not dead" or "Throw me to the wolves and I will

Losing a Loved One!

So I debated on writing this for a while, but I think there has to be something for grief. Our grief shows us that we are still alive.  However, one thing that we are never told is grief no longer how long the person we lost is gone, does not fade away. I wish people would be honest and just admit that losing someone you love and care about is hard. It's a gut wrenching feeling that hurts you both emotionally, physically and spiritually for a long time. I mention this because eight years ago today I lost my Grams.  This woman kept me safe from the monster of the world. She was not afraid to tell me that there are secrets in my family and that I do matter.  She taught me more about life than anyone else and the pain I feel is a harsh reminder that I will never see her again.  I finally had to remove her contact from my phone because I would try calling her up till a few months ago. Through the pain and grief you do eventually wake to a new type of life. I have learned

A Crazy Adventure

So I have been back to sporadic postings again and I am truly sorry.  To be honest, my life has been completely upside down. I think it's time to be honest about what's going on because there are going to be  few related posts pertaining to some of my life coming up soon that might not be too bright and cheery! First and foremost, I love my blog and the people I have come to know along the way. However, life is a funny thing and when you think something good is happening you can actually have your soul crushed. So let's get the truth out there. I am losing my home. When I had lost my job back in January 2018 my ex was paying the mortgage plus some bills and I was paying for food, some utilities and the children's expenses. I never even saw a mortgage bill. Well, I still paid my bills as I had severance and unemployment. I had since found a job and was waiting for training to start. I had stuck extra money away and had picked up odd jobs so when unemployment end

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing Mom's out there!!!

Florida Hidden Gem 'Sunken Gardens'

So I love to travel, my wallet does not.  My wallet laughs and says you can take a walk around the park!  However, just because I cannot travel everywhere I want doesn't mean we can't enjoy the sites and sounds from around the world.  HISTORY FACT'S! Sunken Gardens began in 1903 when a gardener purchased land which is located in historic St Petersburg, Florida.  The land included a lake which was below sea level and when it was drained created the Sunken Garden!  However, per the sign at the bottom center of the garden it states that it was a sinkhole not a lake.  When the Gardens first opened to the public entry was only 25 cents and even today family yearly passes are priced so the entire family can come visit! In 1999 St. Pete purchased the Gardens and it is now registered with the national registry of historic places. The Garden also boasts over fifty thousand different flowers and plants. It also offers, events, weddings and educational classes and program

Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas

I know I usually post a week or two prior to a holiday, however, things have been a bit crazy lately! So let's get this party started and celebrate all things mom! If you are shopping last minute, here are a list of fun, humorous and sparkly things to get mom through Amazon with prime shipping to guarantee it will be here for Sunday May 12th!  All these gifts are listed for under $10 so these gifts will not break the bank. These are affiliate links and knowing some of my readers some of these products are chosen for the moms wit the warped sense of humor! Journals Books Home Candles Spa Sets Tees Sparkly Or if you have that mom who is difficult to shop for or who says they don't need anything try going with gift cards!   Or looking for something bigger let

Lets Find A Sparkly Bargain!

It has been brought to my attention that I failed some people in the Valentines Day bargain hunt! Why you may ask? I did not post my deals like I had in the past! I am truly sorry for those I disappointed, but life has been crazy. I hope to make up for it now with not just five, but ten items I have found on Amazon for under $5 with free shipping! ( Please be aware that the free shipping can change per the seller, but at the time of this article there was no shipping.) No prime membership needed either! Please be aware as always with these posts these are affiliate links! Okay ladies and gents! There you have it! Ten fun and sparkly items off amazon with free shipping! All of these items came up to $21.00 before tax! I love the thrill of finding stuff on the cheap! I love shopping at thrift stores and finding some amazing deals! Are you looking for anything? Do you want me to find you some awesome deals on the cheap? Let me kno

Spring Flower Oddities!

I will admit Fall is my favorite season, However, I love Spring flowers! If you go to my Pinterest  page I have a few boards dedicated to nature and plants!  One thing I do love is how beautiful and different they can be! I have always had a fascination with odd looking flowers so I decided to do something fun and show you some of my favorites. The Laughing Iris The Parrot Flower Ophrys apulica Jeweled Car Praying Monks Flying Duck Ghost Pipe Monkey Orchid Dracula Sauli So what do you think? I personally think these flowers are beautiful!  Have you ever seen a plant that looks like something else? Share below if you have. Blessings and Prayers, Angie

Feeling Safe In Your Home!

But seriously, I need to vent! So in my home there is, my children, my pets and my kids dad live here as well.  Now I have NEVER been the type of lady to swoon and say protect me. I do not think it's in my DNA.  However, as a mom with children there are some things that a mother would expect from the father of her children.  Two nights ago I woke up to a crash coming from the dining room.  I look at my clock and it was just after eleven so here I am thinking my kids dad who sleeps in the living room would be up searching whatever made the noise. Nope, I peek out the door and he is snoring. I grabbed my sewing scissors for protection and leave my room and the first thing I do is check on my younger two and they are fast asleep. I head towards my oldest daughters room and find she was not home yet and then I find the reason for the bang that woke me.   See I have a rescue Cat named Rambo. Rambo will find his travel carrier no matter where it is and loves to sleep in it so

Becoming Your Own Goddess!

I will admit that I have gone through a lot. In the past twelve months I can say I have definitely had a bunch of life challenges I needed to go through. I was also faced with a bunch of decisions that needed to be made.  To be honest. I feel like I have gone from scared little peasant to finally allowing my inner Goddess to start to shine. Sounds cliche right? Well, let me explain. As most people know I have gone through some serious marriage problems in the last few years. These problems have led me to recognize some serious hard truths about my life and my marriage's future in it.  After a lot of self reflection, prayers and soul searching, I have discovered I am not in a good place and need to fix my future not only for myself but for my children. I have been beaten down to believe that everything and anything is my fault. Then not only that, but I am not worth anything.  It took a large eye opening journey to realize that I am worth not only worth it, but I have more valu

Heritage Propane, AmeriGas and Rinnai Oh My!

Hey all! For those who know me well know it takes a lot for me to post positive reviews. Well, guess what this is a not so positive review because I am completely irritated. So sit back and be ready to hear about my experience with the three listed above. So back in 2012 my gas bill with Heritage Propane was horribly high and we had discovered that the hot water tank we had in our home was part of the problem. The tank ran however, it was running on borrowed time. At the time my home had increased in size with my sister and father living with us and having five kids living at home as well I needed to come up with a solution and soon. I started looking at different hot water tanks. I was looking at tankless  or tank, size of tanks, warranties, all the bells and whistles. When I go to buy an appliance I will do my research.  Finally, with all the pro's and con's weighed out I decided to go with the  Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Model RV53i.  The reason I decided to go with t

Becoming Organized! A One Week Challenge!

The Problem! So normally I am a pretty organized person. I can usually get everything I need to get finished, completed and have time to spare. However, recently I have been struggling badly!  I have had some people who are close to me saying you're taking on too much and you're putting too much  pressure on yourself.  The thing is I have to do everything I have taken on because if I don't who will handle it? I am a Mom, Teacher, Home Guru, Business Owner, Freelancer, Professional Crafter and Independent Contractor!  The last four are how I make money to help support my children and myself.  If I don't handle business I do not have anyone else who can do it! I watched a video blog post on Facebook last night about a woman who tried the Navy Seal 4:30am wake up challenge for five days. Let's be honest though for everyone who really knows me, you know if I get stuck on a project late at night I will be going to bed at one or two in the morning.  So that is a