I have my house back!!

Hope
February 27, 2017

I have my house back!! The kids were home for a week for winter break and I must say I have never been more excited to make school lunches. I picked up these strawberries from Publix. They were on sale for $1!! Can you believe that! I grabbed 4 containers and I am now down to 2!! Although, I hate the warmer months I love the bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

I decided to give the 2 little ones strawberries in their lunches and I made my first PB&J sandwich with my homemade jelly. The jelly was made from Welch’s grape juice and I will probably never buy store bought jelly again. I bought the juice for .94 with a coupon and got 5 jars out of the recipe and still had juice left for the ladies and especially my husband who LOVES grape juice. The recipe was actually included in the pectin box I used.

Now, to clean up my living room and get my home back. I get lazy when I don’t have to shuttle kids everywhere. So, now I can get back to work. How do you handle winter breaks? Do you find that you are still running ragged or do you find it a time to just, take a break??

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February 22, 2017

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Review of Setta Jay’s Eternal Ecstasy

Hope
January 29, 2017

Eternal Ecstasy (The Guardians of the Realms, #10)Eternal Ecstasy by Setta Jay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All good things must come to an end but boy did it go out big. I think from the beginning of this series I worried for Sirena…will she ever find her boo? I loved her pin-up style and the fact that she handled the fellas really well.
It is so difficult for me to give reviews without spoiling the story but I will try. The story begins where the last left off, Sirena watching Hroarr,long hair, beard having, tan, in the shower (let’s just pause right there). As with the other stories we know they are mates, well Sirena does this, however is all new to Hroarr. He is the most arrogant guy ever…yes, worse than Hades LOL, but we find out why. We find a lot of surprises as a matter of fact.
I think my favorite part about this book is that Mrs. Jay, knows it will end and she writes it as such. She gives us closure throughout the story not haphazardly, it is thoroughly written out in detail. She brings every character we have met before back throughout the story. We are not left to wonder “what happened to….?” She lets us know. This is one of the best endings to a series I have read and definitely a top 5 in paranormal romance series. She has done it. Setta Jay has the most memorable sex scenes in romance. As I have told Setta Jay herself..”this please me”
Arc was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

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12 Dares of Christmas book review

Hope
November 27, 2016

The 12 Dares of ChristmasThe 12 Dares of Christmas by Leigh W. Stuart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love to grab Christmas romances during the holidays and this one was perfect. I enjoyed the pleasant writing and I laughed out loud several times. Both of the characters had a back story although I would a have liked a little bit more about Gabe. But other than that I enjoyed the flow of the book it was funny and very sexy. I could also see the set up for the overprotective brother and I am very curious about his story. If you want a story to read while escaping from relatives this holiday, this one is perfect.

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Dollar Store Crafts

Hope
August 30, 2016

30-Dollar-Store-Christmas-Decor-Ideas

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Sex lowers standards

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Self Confidence

Hope
July 6, 2016

It is Wednesday and I am starting a new venture but I don’t want to fail. I don’t want to be my unfocused self. My self-doubting self. Do you need a boost in your self-confidence. This TEDX talk and will give you a kick in the butt. Stop the self talk and do what you know you can do.

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Vodka saves lives…and meditation too

Hope
July 5, 2016

For years I have talked about how Vodka saves lives. It has been my go to, to stop stress. I know, I know…not good. Well, apparently there is a safer alternative, and a lot cheaper. Its called meditation. I tried meditation off and on for a few years…mostly off. I tried different apps but as always I fell off. My focus could not be kept.

I then made it a point…to focus. I knew that this was my biggest problem. My lack of focus. I tried the Calm app. and it was pretty good. I remember it being somewhat limited. Then I moved on to the MHK app and I really enjoyed that. But, as with anything I could not stop there so I moved on to the  Insight Timer app. This app is pretty neat because it is a community based app and you have different meditation coaches from around the world you can choose from, which is pretty awesome.  There is also a map showing who else is meditating with you even at 4 am, which has become my meditation time.

You can create a playlist of your favorite teachers and repeat teachings over and over. I find that I am a fan of guided meditation or meditation with music. It helps me to regulate my breathing and I don’t have to rely on my own thoughts, which can cause my mind to wander.

I found myself doing it in the morning but now I find that if I have a rough day or know that I am going to bed upset I will look up a sleep meditation on my app and use it to clear my mind. It has become my go to when I fall out of sorts.

I am by no means a guru but when I find something that works that has changed how I view my life throughout the day, I feel the need to share. We don’t give ourselves that time to just breathe. We use that time to watch T.V, eat or other things that are not productive. I don’t feel guilty when I meditate because I know that this time is for me and I am very selfish with my time. It is not hurting anyone and it has truly begun to change my life.

Try one or all of the apps or share and app. or meditation resource that you have tried. meditation

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