Sunday, April 11, 2021

Finding True Friends

 Finding True Friends


I think finding out who your "people" are is a life long task. It doesn't matter how old you get you are never too old to lose friends or to find out that certain people aren't really in your corner. Once I found out I was having Girl's I knew the dreaded Girl - Friend Drama was coming. I have been through it and even though I am in my 30's I STILL go through it. Sadly, It's something you will never outgrow. No one is perfect and you will come across some not so nice people. I just didn't think we would go through it THIS soon. But I guess 7 and 5 aren't too young for it.




My girls are homeschooled and I love that because I can monitor who they hang out with a little more and I can decide who they are friends with. But there are still kids that seem nice and like they are good friends and then they still end up hurting you. It's a little harder when you are raised in a house that doesn't do things the way most people do. We don't really celebrate many holidays, we believe most of them are Pagan, we don't do prescription drugs, we try to live by the bible and not by religion, we are all for natural remedies and herbs. I had to deal with it when I was growing up. Kids called my parents weird. I told my parents "Hold my beer" Cause I took how they raised me and bumped it up a notch!  So granted my kids get told that we are weird and that's ok. Cause, what is normal? I am fine with being weird. It works for my family. If it doesn't work for you and yours... don't do it.



So, Now I am having to have many conversations with my girls. When you set yourself apart from this world and try to live by the bible people are going to call you and your family all kinds of names. People don't like different, it bothers them. Especially when you are different and it works and you love it. Most of the time they are miserable and they want to know why and how you are so happy. The world pushes all these things on us. How we should dress, what we should celebrate, what we should do/take when we are sick,  etc. when you go against the grain it bothers people. You will lose friends. Sometimes people think that you look down on them or think you feel you are better than them because you researched the things they didn't. That's not true at all. But they let their feelings and insecurities get in the way. Some people won't even want to try to be your friend. And that is okay. Not everyone is meant to be a friend. The right people, The true friends. Won't care that they celebrate Christmas and you don't. They won't care that you reach for essentials oils when your kids get a fever instead of Tylenol. They won't care because they know that you are doing what you feel is best for your family just like they are. They know that there is more to being a friend than doing things the same exact way as each other.



It hurts when people no longer want to be your friend. It hurts when people talk about you but, nothing feels better than finding someone that loves you for who you are and wants to be your friend despite your differences.


Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.


Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 I Can Do It Myself... I Think. 


Are you the type of person that tries to do everything on their own?? Well, I am! I have been that way for as long as I can remember. I Don't know why I am that way. Maybe it comes from being a perfectionist. I know how I want things done and I know that if I do it myself it will be done the way I want it done. Maybe it is because I hate waiting on other people and want things done in my time frame. 

Whatever reason I have for wanting to do things myself, It has really become a cause for stress in my life. I am only one person and trying to take everything on is very hard. And tiring! It is hard for me to ask my husband for help with anything. Unless I am in bed sick and even then I won't ask as much as I should. It's not that he won't help cause he doesn't mind. It's just I am so used to not asking for help that I refuse to. 

This week I finally realized that there are a lot of things that I need done and I cannot do them all by myself. I need to accept help from people. So On Monday I cleaned the house and I had my daughter's help me. They are 6 and 4 so are able to help with more things. Yes, I am so bad that I barely had them do chores cause it was just easier to do it myself... or so I thought! 

I realized a lot this week. Having them help me out around the house has helped me so much. I have a lot less stress and I was able to clean more instead of doing it all myself and burning out because I was running myself ragged! Having them help also teaches them responsibility and helps them learn how to clean so when they move out and live on their own they will know how to take care of their own house.

So, If you are like me and you struggle to allow people to help you out with stuff. I am here to tell you, Let them! It will give you less stress and more time to enjoy the things you love. You don't have to do it all. No one will think less of you if you accept help and you won't be less of a  Mom/ Wife/ Woman if you let people take on a chore or two. 


 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Hungry Root

 Hungry Root


Have you tried it? What do you think? I recently came across it and I thought it was pretty Genius!! At least for this busy, stay at home mom it is! If you have no idea what this is let me explain it to you. It is a subscription service that delivers once per week. You can cancel at any time or skip a week. I think i will be ordering once every two weeks. So it's not just any regular meal plan subscription. They send you ingredients for a few meals ( you can choose how many you want per week) along with the instructions on how to prepare, They also send you some ready to to eat meals that you just heat up and eat. Super Convenient! The best part is they send Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!  Oh, And Snacks!! 

Now what makes them different than a regular meal plan box is they also send groceries! Like fruits, veggies, breads, etc. So that means less trips to the store! Since 2020, I think the number of people that do not like going to the store has increased drastically. For whatever reason it may be, less and less people enjoy shopping in store these days. So, this subscription is perfect for avoiding the stores but still getting your food shipped to your house. 

Another thing that makes me really want to try this subscription is they have lots of options for people with special diets. Non- dairy, vegan, gluten free, etc. You pick what your special dietary needs are and they send you recipes and foods that go along with that. If you are like me and live in a small town you know how scarce the stores are with gluten free, non dairy, vegan, etc. options or just healthy foods in general. For me, I have to drive at least an hour or more. So, it is nice to have some good, healthy options. They have grass fed Beef!! 

I know you are probably wondering how the price is. To me, the price isn't bad at all. I put everything that they were sending me in a shopping list for Wal-mart Pick up and Wal- Mart was only $5 cheaper. BUT Wal-Mart didn't have a lot of the healthy options that I had on Hungry Root so I had to add a less healthier option which means it would be cheaper at Walmart. For Example Hungry Root had Some Spinach Ravioli made with almond milk. But Wal-Mart only had the dairy ones. So, If I was to compare prices at a store that carried healthier brands Hungry Root would have been a lot cheaper! 

I haven't tried it yet, Still waiting on my shipment. So, I am not endorsing them.. Yet! If you know me you know that I don't endorse anything unless I have first tried them out myself and liked it. I am simply just stating the reasons of why it sounded good to me and what made me place my first order. Come back After March 3rd. And I will come back on here and update with my review and some pics of my box and the recipes I have made and more! 

But, if all this sounds good to you and you want to give it a try. Use my code to get $40 off your first order! Get $40 Off Here 


UPDATE: 

The Box came right on time. The ingredients were packed very well in a huge box. I was surprised at how much food was in that box! My kids were super excited and were begging for the snacks quicker than I could get them out of the box! 


                                     

     We tried our first meal yesterday and it was a hit with the whole family!! Veggie Vinaigrette Beyond Burger (pics below) 




My kids loved it, I loved it and most importantly my husband liked it lol. I am super excited to make another meal today : Alfredo with Meatballs. Everything is Non GMO Verified, Organic and/ or Grass fed. I love that it's all wholesome, healthy food without any junk food! When you are shopping in store it is so easy to go past the junk food and start tossing it into your cart but with this service you can't do that... Which I love! Also my children can't go in the store and beg for a bunch of junk either. We got a lifetime of free Chickpea Almond Cookie dough! Can't wait to try those either!! 

The food came fresh and they give you a lot of food. I signed up for 4 servings but we have half a pack of buns leftover, a ton of salad leftover so I could eat it the next day and a packet of salad dressing leftover. That was just from the first meal we made. Can't wait to see what other leftovers we have. I love that they send more than enough so you aren't stuck with baby portions and you can go back for seconds if you want. 



If you try it let me know what you think!! 









Monday, May 20, 2019

Strength & Grace Boutique


I have started my own Little Girl's Boutique! I am so excited to start this journey! Please check out my site and follow me on Social media to keep up with new clothing releases and Sales and more!! Sizes 2T- 10/12. All the patterns are limited runs. I will only have a few pieces of each pattern so once I sell out of a pattern/style they are gone for good! But don't worry! This keeps my boutique fresh and exciting as I will be adding new pieces every few weeks and your little one will stand out as not many people will have the exact same outfits!!





Check out my website here: Strength & Grace 

Monday, January 1, 2018

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Aldi Little Journey's VoxBox

Aldi's Little Journey's VoxBox



“I received my ALDI Little Journey products complimentary from Influenster and am entering the Brand Challenge for a chance to win a prize.”

In my box I received.... 

2 boxes of diapers
1 bottle of baby wash
2 containers of puffs snacks
1 pack of wipes
1 baby food puree 

I love this box. The best part is I was able to share them with my kids and they loved it! My 2 year old loved the puff snacks . I used the baby wash on both of my kids. I love how it was gentle on their skin and it smelled great!! The diapers and wipes were of good quality too. 


My box of goodies! 



My Girls with their snacks.




My two year old after getting a bath with her new baby wash.





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Friday, June 5, 2015

Making money with send earnings

Are you looking for a easy quick way to make some extra cash?? Well, I have found a way! I am a stay at home mom and though I would love to go out, get a job and start making my own money. I'd rather stay home and watch my daughter grow up. So anyway that I can make money from home I am all over it!  

 So I came across a site called Send Earnings. I have been a member since January 2015. There are tons of ways to make money on there. You can take surveys,play games, check emails,search the web, sign up for free trials, and so on. At first I didn't see what the big deal was. I just saw that there were a lot of emails in my inbox from them. Some I would check others I would delete. It wasnt until a few months ago that I realized that if you scrolled to the bottom of an email it had a red box that read CONFIRM PAID EMAIL and if you clicked on it you got paid! Just for confirming that you received the email! Wow, I was like all this time I've been deleting these emails and I could be getting paid just to click on a little red box?? So, I went through my email and clicked on every red box I could find! I slowly the money in my account begin to rise! 

So whats the deal with the emails? They send you emails. They will be offers,free trials, surveys, email subscriptions, etc. The top of the email will tell you how much each email is worth. The prices rage from .10 cents to $15 depending on what it is. If you decide not to do something it is totally up to what u choose and what u don't. If u don't want something just click on the confirm paid email before u delete that email. You can do all the free stuff and still earn a money.

I didn't get excited about this until my account balance reached $30 and I was able to request a payout! I let my earnings reach $40 and then I requested a payout. $40 in 4 months is not bad! I would have earned it faster if I knew how it worked sooner! So now I have a check for $40 coming in the mail and my account balance is already over $11. Getting my payout has now made me a Gold member which means I earn more money faster! I love this site! 







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