Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Reviewing of : Dr. Topper ( Dollar General Brand Pop)

I wanted to try out some of the cheaper pops to compare to the name brand as I have been really pinching pennies.  I bought the Two Liter for 85 cents plus tax.  I would say it tastes similar to Dr.Pepper but not quite the same as the real thing.  Close though.  My daughter and I are big Diet Dr. Pepper fans.  I like to get the cheaper brands to test them out sometimes to see if they are worth it.  I have bought it twice .  The kids are major fans now.  They can't taste the difference.  My palate can.  But if I am looking to cut costs I can drink it but it must be ice cold.

Disclaimer: DG did not buy me pop did not send me samples I paid for this on my own and am sharing my opinions on what I thought about taste and the price.  I can't promise you how it will taste to  you nor can I make sure the price is the same in every market.  These are just my opinions and I wanted to share what I thought.  Thanks for reading.

Monday, November 28, 2011

So really excited had to share

I took the leap and signed the kids up for scouts boy and girl.  I have decided to not get the whole getup to make sure they want to stay in.  Since the girl scout troop is to big they want to split the troop and have me be a leader.  I was like sounds good.  But after I thought of that I thought.  Would I be really crafty and would I be fun.  I don't know if that's what I would really like to do .  I think that it could be really fun.  The topic of youth group has started up again.  I don't know since I cannot find another person to help me that this wouldn't be such a great idea.  So that idea must go on the shelf again. I have been challenged to sell 200 in Mary Kay by Dec 5th Please Please help me reach my goal you can order online as shipping is free.  My website is          It's really important I meet this goal and I only have a few days to get there please help me reach my goal .  I want to show my director I can do this challenge we have different ones every week.  I know I can make it.  I have also decided on a awesome Thirty-One purse and wallet that I want.  I am hoping for Christmas my hubby will get me some or even I would like to review one for a consultant.  If so you would make me very happy.  Onto another topic there's two Dr. appointments tomorrow so I will be fairly busy.  Hope that all goes well pray for me.  Thanks ya'll.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Long Day Believe it or not

I am really trying to get my blog up and running.  I am kinda nervous too because I can't figure out how to make pictures come on it.  To me it's kind of odd not seeing me or my kids or my dogs.  I plan to fix that as soon as I can.  I wish I was a web genius.  I am thinking of making a big decision in my life......Drum Roll    ...................I am thinking of going back to school.  Not that being a mom isn't enough.  Which I enjoy thoroughly but it's not the same thing being around other adults. I was thinking something creative like beauty school  culinary (don't you love Chopped and the Cupcake Wars)  I mean seriously.  I am like addicted to those shows.  OR maybe even business school.  That would rock to either way.  We need to find a recipe for homemade salsburry steak the new ones they have out these days really are bad.  Like pressed meat can I get an amen!! When I went to church I just was craving a cigarette.  It's been almost two weeks without now and it's still really hard!! Anyone have any advice to share!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

OPPS! I forgot

I really am working on my Mary  Kay business..........I hope that Cyber Monday and also when it gets closer to the season that it will take off.  My step daughter wants to join I think she would be fabulous to have on my team.  In my heart of hearts I am debating if I should help her financially get her kit.  It's on sale this month and it would help her out to have something to look forward to .  Shameless plug here's my web site  .  I am setting some goals for the future. I want to earn my way to take my family to Disney.  I really hope that we could go I want to buy the tickets myself saving all I can and surprise them.  For the kids I want to buy some micky shirts.  For my husband I want to put together a scavenger hunt.  I think they would really be amazed at doing this.  I really want to go myself is that selfish.  I think they would really get a kick.  I thought I would also surprise them them the night before and then  tell them.

Really Really

Tonight my oldest Step Daughter is spending the night.  I am going to be adding her onto my plan for my cell phone.  I want to be able to talk to her also for her job hunt.  I am hopeful that my blog will take off and maybe earn some money from it to live on.  Like other bloggers.  I have some awesome things I wish I could post.  I   have thought have starting another wordpress blog too. But it seems so much more complicated than blogger.  I am following more blogs now than ever before.  I have a lot of reading to catch up on.  I don't know why I am still up I took care of my Uncle last night so I am so tired today.  I need to pay some of my bills tomorrow.  I can't mail them until Monday.  I am kind of worried about this phone situation because I am putting faith and trust into her and I don't know how this will end.  But she's living with people that are treating her like crap and I know that this would help her out big time.  I can't let my kids suffer so her and her boyfriend are spending the night.  I hope I can get some sleep as I have to get up early for church tomorrow.  And I kinda secretly wish I could sleep in... That's bad of me isn't it wish me luck tomorrow it's going to come early.........

Monday, November 21, 2011

In the er...........

So my son stepped on a piece of glass last night and it cut the bottom of his foot and also his toe.  I can't believe that it happened.  My vaccum didn't get up all the pieces he had to have four stitches that come out in a week.  I cried.  He didn't.  He didn't cry till they tried to numb him which as we all know sucks.  I think hubs woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.  I woke up exhausted I kept on waking up.  I know lucky me.  My son has to be on crutches for a week.  I may have to go to school with him.  To make sure he doesn't walk on his foot.  Between this and my illness and hospital stay it's been a long week.  I ran into the same nurse.  She asked how I was doing.  I am waiting for the bottom to drop to be honest.  It's meeting tonite.  I won't go to the early one just go to the later one due to the fact I have a lot to get done.  I took my medicine for my allergies.  For some reason they have really flared up today.  I think it's really due to stress.  I talked to my mentor earlier she keeps encouraging me but it falls on deaf ears.  I hate to say that.  But lets be honest  it's the way that I feel.  It's still pretty cool outside.  My son got up than he went back to sleep.  He's really tired.  I can't blame him he was up really late last night.  I am really tired myself.  I want to lay down but I am waiting for some kind of phone call to get an update.  I'll keep you posted and let you know.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Trip to the Hospital

It started out like chest pains. It wouldn't stop I couldn't breathe thought I was dying .  Went to the hospital they kept me for two days. I was really scared.  Thank God my husband was in there for me.  I was really scared I had a lot of tests done.  I finally got to go home.  I was so relieved. My Step Daughter came over tonight.  She is thinking of signing up under me for a rep.  I am really nervous.  She also booked a party.  So that should be a lot of fun it's in two weeks.  I also have a meeting this week I am going to I really have learned a lot from all of this.  I need to really get with it.  She looked awesome for her facial.  I think that it made her feel beautiful which was my goal she liked everything about it.  So keep busy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The last two days had so much going on than up at 5 am due to zombie frogs

Yes I know Zombies aren't real my daughter had a dream that zombie frogs were out to get her.  So now she wants me to stay up with her and protect her from them.  This started at 5 ish  in the morning.  Why does this stuff happen when I am exhausted and need to get some sleep.  Tomorrow they are releasing my Papaw's ashes.  It feels like it's not closure...... I still miss him I think about him all the time.  This young girl from RF a small town a little ways from here she was either ten or eleven.  She hung herself in her closet due to bullying.  People on FB are really taking a stand against it.  As am I I believe someone should have stopped it.  And further more how come she was alone when it happened where were her parents in the first place.  That's just me.  I don't believe a lot of kids keep the bullying inside I believe that they tell someone.  Either a friend or a sister etc. Children need to take these threats seriously.  Get this girl some help and counseling before another kid falls victim to the same fate.  I would not allow my kids to bully .  Then again I am very much involved in my kids life.  I go to the extra activities.  I got a call yesterday that starting next week my son will be bringing home a daily report card.  They have been running these tests the last few weeks and I just don't have all the answers yet.  It really frustrates me.  My husband still feels swollen and in so much pain from the extraction.  I believe one was impacted.  Soon the other heathens will be up though. We have big plans tonite to pick up the fundraiser stuff.  Than tomorrow it's a parade and we are going to the festival of trees.  So hope things calm down on our neck of the wood.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LONG DAY!!!!!!!!!!! Two Surgeries and Counting

Yes you read that right.  My son had oral teeth pulled surgery. Then this morning my husband had it done but he had 3 wisdom teeth removed. My son had two teeth removed.  I can't believe it's been so busy.  I also had my meeting last night.  To be really honest I needed it.  I needed to get out and do something for me.  I have been worried stressed out.  Wondering about my business how to grow and make it into a profitable enterprise.  My kids have different things going on.  My husband his teeth that were done today were causing him quite a bit of pain.  I feel bad he is really swollen and the ice  packs only somewhat help.  While I was at the hospital I met another mom whose son was born with a dual cleft lip.  To be honest she was me when my daughter was born.  Her boyfriend was with her.  I told her our story and I told her it will all be alright and not to worry the dr.  is one of the best.  I know that eased her  mind.  It was like a weight was lifted off of her and you know what it felt good to make someones day.  I am putting some eyeshadows on sale to meet my goal.  I know I can do it.  I need to plan some more facials and book some more parties. The kids are playing before supper I won't get everything done but you know what Family comes first.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

This year the flu started early

Just about everyone in my extended family has become ill with  major flu.  My husband and cousins and myself all became really ill.  I think this is the first time I have gotten ill this bad in a long time. I really hate becoming sick they told me mine wasn't the flu it was just a cold.  But let me tell you it felt more like the flu than a cold.  My husband still hasn't smoked.  I am proud of him.  My son has finally gotten sick.  He has had a cough and a couple of hours ago he had a fever. I gave him some Motrin and retook it and it's gone down.  I plan on taking him in tomorrow.  If I can't get it to go down or he gets worse it's off to the hospital we go.  I had a wonderful dinner tonite.  We even had fried potatoes.  I really like those quite a bit.  I am debating what to get my friend for Christmas. She has really helped me out with work.  I have no idea what to get her.  Hmmm... any ideas.  In between that the older episodes of the smurfs are on boomerang.  The old ones from when I was a kid.  I am really looking into getting another laptop.  I really like the ability to carry it around and use it when I go places.  I really think it would help me for work.  I just found out that MK has an app for my phone.  I think that's fabulous.  I also when my phone actually kicks the bucket or I get another phone I want an Iphone.  Everyone has an Iphone.  I have an Ipod.  I don't get how to work everything with it but my kids are picking up on it quick.  If I win bonuses through work they are def going to be getting one a piece.  The younger kids don't have them though.  I don't know that they would be responsiable.  Not sure.  Hope it all works out though the way that I want it to.  Wish everyone a blessed night.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Explanation For my Absence

My beloved Papaw passed away.  He lived really far away from us.  But his passing was unexpected to say the least.  Between that and the medication switch and also the newly diagnosis I just don't  know what to do.  My friend actually called me and was wondering how I was doing.  I feel like I really need to get it out but nobody really understands.  I think that by not having a service for him is not good.  I am really disappointed.  I know that he is going to be buried alongside my grandma who passed away 5 years ago.  I really miss them both. Last year my Aunt passed away when it was a few days from Christmas.  It was really hard on everyone.  She was like an adopted Mom to me.  I really miss her I miss her advice I miss eating supper with her I miss crafting with her.  I miss it all.  I really feel sorry for myself.  I feel like I was left all alone.  I keep trying to think positive I keep praying but I just don't understand why the people who have really shaped my life are gone.  It really sucks.  I am hoping to get some baking done today I have a cookout that I am invited to.  I really want to go to that too.  So I was thinking from all that has happened this week that I shouldn't go but you know what I need to get out and to quit wallering around in self pitty. Hope that you don't mind me being gone from blogging it's just been so swamped.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

So Good News I did IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I actually did it I had my first MK party.  I was really nervous and wasn't sure if I was going to do evervthing right.  I really think that I should have done some things differently and now I know.  I really wish I would have had some more samples on hand but I didn't.  I think I am starting to have either really bad allergies or am starting to become really sick.  I have a new follower woo hoo.  So that made me smile this morning.  I need to figure out what I am going to have for breakfast nothing sounds good.  It's one of them kinda mornings.  You know when  you don't really feel well nothing sounds good .  I think that's why I feel like crap.  I really could lay back down but I cant I hate being sick..  Gosh I sound so cry baby ish.  The runny nose is really bugging me.  I babysat my niece and nephew yesterday.  My BIL had to have emergency surgery yesterday.  He's pretty sore and stuff.  I had a lot of fun with them.  My kids were fighting over who got to hold the baby.  They really like babies.  But  otherwise it was pretty fun.  Hope that he get's out of the hospital today though. I could imagine how awful that is with the food and the atmosphere.  Well off to try to eat something..........Take care have a blessed day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Here's my messiest moment post

Spending time with friends and family can lead to fun and memorable moments, but also some very messy ones. Tell us about the messiest moments that you’ll always remember!  My messiest moment was when my son was about 9 months old.  He was sleeping peacefully in his crib.  I woke up early checked in on him and then I went and took a nice shower.  I didn't get many of those because at the time I was a single mom.  I hurried up but I wasn't fast enough when I emerged my son had poop everywhere his hair face his crib his sheets the wall.  I even seen he had a poop mustache I believe he even had tried to eat it.  I threw out his pjs threw out all his clothes .  The sheet was nasty pitched that to.  For over an hour I scrubbed him and  the crib rails and the wall.  Which by the way was textured.  So it took me a long time I bleached and bleached and rinsed.  I swear the smell seemed to linger.  The tub had to be bleached too.  It was gross.  I got lucky that my other kids never did this but it's something I will never forget................ Please share your messy moments with me too.  
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How's Everyone Doing................

Hope it's going to be a better day today. I hope that I can get all my stuff done today.  I am still doing laundry.  I don't mind it but I don't think the kids need to wear three outfits a piece everyday.  My rule is if you wear it for 5 minutes it's not dirty .  Does anyone else do this it's kinda annoying.  I know it's a kid thing I did it all the time.  I just figured that they wouldn't want to be so wasteful.  I have so much to do today a meeting in like an hour I need to go to.  Hope that goes over pretty well.  My son is getting some more help at school.  I went to WCW meeting last night.  It felt really good to hang around people that like to do stuff and have fun it was a blast.  There's an outing later on this month that I may go to.  It's kind far away though so I will have to see.  We ate delishious ribs the other day it was pretty awesome. My husband finished them up in the oven.  They were amazing.  We really live to cook.  I am trying to figure out how to get people to comment on my postings.  I keep wondering if people actually read them or hit delete.  Just a thought

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shopping today and some great deals

Well we survived.......I got the kids their winter coats and I bought some more long sleeves for my son and all that jazz plus I bought my daughter and myself pairs of shoes.  They were by one get one half off.  Including clearance.  They had a ton of jeans on clearance.  The jeans were marked down to 6.49 but they were origionaly 30 bucks.  I used my 15 percent off credit for Kid Vantage and I also used a friend and family coupon to get another 20 percent knocked off.  Most of the clothes I bought were either on sale or clearance.  Most of the stuff was over 75 percent off when it was said and done.  They also have a bunch of jeans on sale for woman and teens.  For only 3 bucks.  I stocked up on some of these for the teenager.  Tomorrow I have a meeting to go to in the morning.  I went through some samples I got in the mail and gave them to my MIL from the beauty bag.  I know she likes that kind of stuff.  My kids tend to fight over who gets what.  We also had a really nice dinner at one of our favorite places to eat.  We try to go out to eat once a month as a treat.  My son stayed out of trouble today.  I hope this is the sign that the medicine is helping him.  His attitude is still rough at times.  But this has never been easy having mental illness issues.  They also extended some deals for new consultants.  Hope that it comes to be successful for me and others too.  Take care I am off to sleep soon.  I am soo very tired.