Addiction In The Family Is Never Easy

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*This is a partnered post. Opinions and story, are my own. I am not sure if I ever told any of you about my sister and her story about her addiction problem to prescription drugs. She does not have an issue with it anymore, but, there was a time when she did and it was the worst and scariest times ever. Not only did my sister have an addiction, but so did my brother. It is a horrible, scary and terrifying time for ANY person to go through or witness. I do not wish it upon ANYONE. I will not go into details as this is NOT my story to tell, it is my sisters story. But, if you or someone you know suffers from an addiction, of any sort, please, know that there IS help out there! You are NOT alone!! People DO care about you and LOVE you so much!!! The turning point for my sister was when she was going somewhere with her family. Her husband was driving and she was in the back seat with her children. Her husband said he looked back in the rear view mirror and saw my sister … [Read more...]

HTC, T-Mobile and Give Kids The World Team Up to Bring Smiles to Children!

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 HTC and T-Mobile announced they are partnering to provide children with life-threatening illnesses and their families the opportunity to spend time at Give Kids The World Village, (a nonprofit “storybook” resort that provides cost-free Orlando vacations)! So, starting Friday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Dec. 31, customers who buy the  Windows Phone 8X by HTC  from a T-Mobile authorized retailer, will have the option to donate $1 of their purchase to Give Kids The World to help the total donation grow up to $75,000 with the potential to grant wishes for a multitude of families! Customers who choose to participate can track the growing wish online and via their mobile devices at gift.htc.com. Donation updates will also be available on the HTC Facebook page! This holiday season, T-Mobile is bringing amazing 4G experiences to customers with the introduction of the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC. We were fortunate enough to review one! My hubby grabbed this one up to review, I … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday Is THIS Saturday, November 24th!!! #SmallBizSat

Just wanted to remind everyone, one last time, that this is THE weekend to shop all small businesses and support them! Shop locally and shop small!!! There is absolutely nothing better than walking into a business and them knowing you by your name and they know your kids names too! Makes you feel special! Now a days, things are so rush rush and everyone is in a huge hurry to get things done, especially the holiday shopping! Why don't you all take a moment or an HOUR and shop the small, local businesses? Beat the rushes and beat the rude people standing in line. I never have to deal with all of that at local, small businesses. Everyone is always so nice and helpful!!! LOVE it! Me and my kids can't wait to visit our favorite in the whole world, little small and local toy shop! My kids have made a list of things they want for Christmas and I believe this toy shop has a lot of what is on their list this year. Isn't that nice? No big rush shopping at a mall, but in a local toy shop, I … [Read more...]

Edgy Ring Line Turns Tragedy into Inspiration! Giveaway Too!

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CONTEST OVER! CONGRATS TO Kele Wassum #396!! This is a very inspired jewelry designer Mark Strelau of Type AG, who is creates his own “silver lining” out of the dark cloud of ovarian cancer his mother battled with.  His new line of edgy sterling silver ring designs are as cool as they are cause-conscious. I think the rings are just stunning and crafted with such passion.  You can just tell that these rings mean a lot to Mark. I wanted to share this with you all and spread the word about his story and his rings. Type AG has its sights set on inspiring others…one silver ring at a time. Below, you will find an interview with Mark... Your company name—what does it mean or represent? The name is pegged to the element abbreviation for Silver, which is AG.  My 100% sterling silver rings are bold, unique, and truly encompass different personality types while being a symbol of motivation and perseverance. How did you learn to work with silver as a medium and to … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday! Shop Small Businesses This Holiday Season! #SmallBizSat

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  I am helping spread awareness about Small Business Saturday, which is coming up very quickly! The Saturday after Thanksgiving, to be exact. "Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over one hundred million people* came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®" I wanted to participate in this because I believe in supporting small businesses in my community. It is very  important to me. I use to work out of the home of a wonderful lady who did flowers. She had worked out of her home, in a small community, for a long time and finally decided to expand her business to a real shop! I was so excited for her! Everyone in town loved her and her work, so she knew, as did everyone else, that it would be a huge success! So, she did all the paperwork and rented out a nice building in town to start her floral business and coffee shop! It was a huge success from the get go. … [Read more...]

Got To See Baby For The First Time Ever :) And Some Hope For Those With Only ONE Fallopian Tube…

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Just wanted to share what I have been up to :) I was a bit worried because I had been spotting brown for the past two days. I had a bit of cramping too, so I was of course FREAKING out. With 3 losses already, I was NOT ready for another one, no way... So, even though I was in the middle of switching insurances, I thought, why not call Kaiser and just see if my insurance is still good with them. Well, it was!! So of course I made an appointment asap (the only time my NEW insurance could see me was June 5th and I could NOT wait until then, ugh!). Kaiser got me in yesterday (Friday). I went in, had a physical (like that tells me ANYTHING) and asked for an early u/s. My doctor knows me so well, so of course she ordered on for same day :) I was so nervous, sooo nervous. It seems everytime I go in for an u/s, there is NOTHING to be seen on that screen but an empty uterus. But, this time, RIGHT away, there was my sweet little tiny baby!!! Man I was crying so. hard. There was … [Read more...]