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Monday, April 27, 2015

This Needs to Stop

   Good Morning... I swear the weekends keep going by quicker and quicker. Not much happened this weekend in my life, however, things did go down in my hometown. I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. I lived there for about 18 years, which is the majority of my life.

   For those of you who don't know, a man named Freddie Gray died of a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. This has caused an outrage within the local community and caused uncontrollable extremely dangerous protests. The worst of the protests happened this past weekend and I really do hope that was the worst. There are pictures and videos of some of it all over social media. People are swarming the streets not allowing people to drive. They are throwing things at cops and other people. I've seen videos of people smashing people's car windows, smashing front windows of stores and urging people to steal things from inside, and crowds ganging up on individuals and beating them. They are doing this to innocent people- civilians and police officers.

   It truly breaks my heart. In another video I saw someone simply trying to turn at a streetlight because people blocked them from driving straight forward. Then when they turned their blinker on and tried to escape this mess, people stood in front of and around the car and sat on the hood. When the person put their vehicle into reverse to get away, people ran after the vehicle kicking it.

   What is wrong with people? How is flooding the streets to prevent people from driving, damaging vehicles, damaging and robbing stores, and physically assaulting people going to get justice for someone? There is an investigation going on and the police officers involved have been suspended. Until the investigation is over, how is this helping at all? It's not like there isn't an investigation happening at all. All I can think about are the victims that have been subjected to this horrific "event" and any children that were hurt during this. I pray that everyone is ok and that this is going to stop.

   This behavior is not acceptable. This needs to stop.

-Heather

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Let's Get Trendy with Trendage

   Trendage is a website (and app) that gives your mind the freedom to style complete head-to-toe outfits. Whether you're a man or a woman, Trendage is fun and super easy to use. As soon as you get to the website, you are presented with the option of choosing "women" or "men". Then it's time to really get started.

   There is a wide variety of tops (which also includes coats and jackets), bottoms, handbags, necklaces, and shoes to choose from. Who else is having flashbacks of Cher standing in her closet trying to put together her outfit for the day? (I'm referring to the movie Clueless if some of you didn't catch on). Now while Trendage doesn't have all of your clothes that you have in your wardrobe, it does gives you the ability to mix and match outfits from the items provided. What's even better is that if you want to purchase the outfit you style, Trendage provides you with the place to buy the items as well as the prices.

   I really enjoy putting together outfits whether it is for a specific purpose, such as an event I will be attending, or just for fun. Trendage gives me the ability to do just that. One thing that I really like about Trendage that differs from other similar sites is that you style the outfits on a model. This way you can get a feel for what it would look like on a person. However, I do think that Trendage could take it a step further and add different types of jewelry and accessories, as well as providing more than one model for each gender.

   So what are you waiting for? Go on over to Trendage and start creating!


-Heather

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

I HATE Spiders

   I hate spiders. My morning has started off with some trauma already- but it could have been so much worse. So I go into the bathroom- the only one in my office that I have to share with all of these guys- and the toilet seat is up, of course. So I put it down (with toilet paper of course- there is no way I'm touching that gross thing with my bare hands) and there is a huge spider on the seat. Luckily it didn't move and I was able to kill it. What a way to start off my morning. It could have been way worse though. I could have not even really looked and ended up sitting on it or it jumping on me or getting in my pants or God knows what. Had to share that with you guys lol. Have a great morning!

-Heather

Teen Mom OG

   So who has been watching Teen Mom OG? I have! I finally watched Monday night's episode on Tuesday- ya know, since it comes on past my bedtime. At the end, Farrah Abraham finally made her appearance. Oh Farrah, Farrah, Farrah, what are we going to do with you? During her brief air time, she pretty much did nothing besides complain. Ok, we get it, you feel excluded because you weren't on the new show from the beginning but from your behavior, it seems like you don't even want to be on the show.


   I could understand if she showed a little bit of annoyance or betrayal on t.v., but to be a full blown biotch, that was just unacceptable in my eyes. She already is viewed negatively in the public eye, why contribute to that? And how is that setting a good example for her daughter?

   So do you think this is a one time thing? Or do you think her behavior will continue to be like this for all or the majority of the season? How do you think the other Teen Mom OG girls are going to react to the news of Farrah being brought on? In the preview for the next episode they make it seem like Maci quits but I'm pretty sure she isn't going to. I do know that when there was talk of bringing Teen Mom back on the air, Amber, Catelynn, and Maci all said they wouldn't do it if Farrah was going to be on the show.

   I guess we'll just have to watch next week's episode to find out.

   Speaking of t.v. shows... who watches Finding Carter??? I have to admit, when the show originally aired, I thought it looked stupid but midway through the first season, I decided to watch it because nothing was on t.v. and from then, I got hooked. This season is even better than the first and is blowing my mind.

   One more day until Friday!

-Heather

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Emojis

   Happy Hump Day! We've made it to the halfway mark of the work week-kind of. Ugh yesterday was a total mess. My sleep app/ alarm malfunctioned or something, maybe because of the storm, and it didn't go off. So I didn't wake up until 6:30. Not only was I super late but the extra sleep didn't do a thing for me. So it's not like I was well rested or anything. It just made my day worse. On the bright side, my new vehicle passed state inspection and emissions which is a relief.

   Alright, so emojis. I am so clueless when it comes to emojis. Ok, well I'm not completely clueless but sometimes I'm just sitting there like what the hell is this face supposed to mean? One of my exes and I have been talking and he uses emojis quite often. So I'm left scratching my head trying to guess what expression the emojis are representing. Finally I decided to just Google the meanings- ah I love Google. Some of these meanings I was so far off. But now I have my little cheat sheet lol. I'm seriously considering printing it off and carrying it in my purse, no matter how ridiculous that makes me look.


   So if you are in the same boat that I am when it comes to emojis, here is the site I'm using.


emoji meaning 169 Yellow heart
emoji meaning 170 Blue heart
emoji meaning 171 Purple heart
emoji meaning 172 Green heart
emoji meaning 173 Red heart

   Have a great day!

-Heather

Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend Recap

   Weekends are always way too short and Mondays come way too quick. Good Morning! I am freakin' freezing and tired right now and it is raining its butt off here. Cold+Tired+Rain+Work= Not A Happy Camper.

   So besides this crappy Monday morning, the weekend wasn't really eventful. I did the usual errands and got some cleaning done (a little more than usual- yay me!). I was on Pinterest Friday- LOVE Pinterest- and came across a really easy recipe that I wanted to try. A 7 ingredient taco lasagna. So I bought the stuff Saturday morning and late Saturday night I decided to make it so that I could get some more cleaning done on Sunday. Man was this good. I tried taking some pictures but the pictures just didn't make it look all that appetizing. However, if you go on over to the blog I pinned the recipe from (The Girl Who Ate Everything), you can find some really mouth watering pictures as well as the recipe and directions.

   It was easy, quick, inexpensive, and delicious. Some of the best qualities I look for in a recipe.

   Well, that's all my brain can manage to give me this morning. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday.

-Heather

Friday, April 17, 2015

My New Bed

   Yay, it is FRIDAY!!! And my bed frame got put together last night. The nice people that worked higher up at Ashley Furniture found out about the situation and agreed that what happened was completely unacceptable and they sent someone out yesterday to put together my bed frame. So now I have this lovely new bed frame and comfy new mattress and box spring.

   This bed is so much better than my black sleigh bed. However, I'm going to need a new comforter. This one comforter and color scheme just doesn't match this new bed, plus I wanted to change it anyway. But I'll probably just wait until I move to change it since that should be less than a year from now. I can make due until then. I'm just so happy that it is together.

   The mattress sits a little higher up than my old one, so the dogs are going to have to work their leg muscles more to try to get up there if they want to continue sleeping in my bed. When we move, I've been thinking about buying a little toddler bed for them so that there is more room. Plus, Tigger has bad hips, so it would be better for him to have something lower to the ground. I think the height of the headboard intimidates Audrey a little bit. She was really scared when she saw it. This morning she seemed almost back to normal and is starting to realize it is just a piece of furniture. Lucky for her, she has been choosing to sleep in her crate these past few months. I don't think she'd be able to jump up onto this bed.


   I hope you all enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend!

   What do you all think of my new bed frame?

-Heather

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mo' Problems

   Gooooood Morning! We just have to get through today and get through tomorrow and then it's the weekend. Hallelujah! Sorry about my rant yesterday. So my bed and new mattress got delivered yesterday and guess what? The dumb delivery people didn't bring all the hardware. So my bed was not able to be put together. They also think they threw the hardware away. So now I have to wait until the hardware arrives at my house and then call them and find out when they are available to come out and put my bed together. What a headache! But I stayed calm b/c there was no point in getting worked up and flipping out. It is what it is and although it pissed me off, there was nothing I could do.

   Now onto something that is more important. I read an article on Yahoo! Health the other day. It was one that I can relate to. It is titled, Mom's Open Letter To Handicap Parking Shamer Reminds Us That 'Ghost Illnesses' Deserve Respect. Basically, a 20 year old who has Lupus has a handicap parking sticker/ tag and used it to park in a handicap spot at CVS- like she has every right to do. Well some ignorant person left a note on her car saying that she should be ashamed and that she shouldn't take up a handicap spot that is for someone who is actually disabled and suffers.

   It is people like this ignorant woman that makes it more difficult for people with invisible illnesses/ invisible disabilities to get the right help and be recognized as having an actual disability. I can't tell you how many people I encounter and have encountered that think I am fine and that I have nothing wrong with me. I deal with so many people like this at my job and it makes it that much harder. But I put on a face, try to ignore the ignorance, and try to do my job. Just because I "look" ok doesn't mean that I am. There are so many people out there that suffer from invisible illnesses. I just hope that if any of you meet someone with an invisible illness, you take them seriously and just try to understand. I also hope that in the future, more Doctors do more studies on these illnesses and gain more experience and knowledge with them.

   Well, that's all for now.

-Heather

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Trying to Control Your Temper Around Stupid People

   Trying to control your temper around stupid people. Something I have to practice pretty much everyday. This post isn't necessarily to show all the ways to do this and what to do. Sorry if you thought this was. I'm writing, well typing, this post because the people who schedule my tests at my Doctor's office are so freakin' incompetent. I know this is just a ranting post, but I need to vent right now. I just had to take a bunch of slow deep breathes and my medication I take for panic attacks/ anxiety attacks to keep the wolf at bay. The sleep study place just called me and said I tested negative for sleep apnea. No shit. I knew I didn't have sleep apnea, I was supposed to be tested for Narcolepsy! First they set up for me to have the at home sleep study and when those people called me and told me they only test for sleep apnea, I had to call my doctor's office to inform them that they do not test for narcolepsy and that I need to go to a sleep study facility to get the test for narcolepsy. Well, the idiots sent me to a sleep study facility, I did the sleep study, and now I find out 6 days later that I was only tested for sleep apnea and not narcolepsy. I am PISSED. So now I have to wait 8 days until my Doctor's appointment to talk to my Doctor. And then I'm probably going to have to go for yet another test. It just makes me so angry because everything going on with my health is serious and I just wasted my time taking a test for something I knew I didn't have and that my Doctor knew I didn't have. Well, I am going to continue taking some deep breaths and hope that + my medication + venting in this post chills me out.

Have a great day!

-Heather

My "Little" Shopping Trip

   Good Morning! I'm so tired but so excited b/c my new bed frame and mattress is being delivered this afternoon! I hope this mattress helps with my back and my sleep b/c I spent a lot more money on this one compared to how much I spent on the last one.

   So I'm finally getting around to doing this post on my crazy shopping binge I went on last month. I got way too much and didn't even get everything I needed but oh well, every now and then I just need to do some shopping therapy. I did get some really great deals on some of the stuff. And I apologize for the quality of these pictures, I was just trying to hurry up and get them done so that I could stop procrastinating on this post.

I've been wanting to get a floppy hat like this one for years but just never did. The hat and earrings are both from Target.

LOVE this new maxi dress I got from Forever21!

Can you believe this Forever21 skirt was only $4.90? And it wasn't even on sale. It is much thicker than other skirts I've gotten like this in the past. So I'm sure when it gets colder again, I'll be able to wear this with some sweater tights.

And this Forever21 blush top with a chiffon back was only $6.90 (regular price).

 Crop Tops (Forever21).

 I love the button detail on the back of this top (Forever21).

 A shirt for work that came very wrinkled in the package (Forever21).
 This coral top is great for summer (Forever21).

 My mauve sweater (Forever21) that was featured in a previous post.
 Simple v-neck t-shirts (Forever21)

 I love love love this waterfall draped cardigan and it was under $13 (regular price) at Forever21.

 Can't go wrong with some simple black pumps that I got on sale at GoJane.

 And finally, a bralette from GoJane.

   My urge to go shopping has been very strong lately but after this "little" shopping trip, I've been keeping it under control.

Happy Hump Day!

-Heather


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pet Giftbox #2

   Good Morning. I saw something somewhere on Facebook that said Tuesday is Monday's stepsister or evil stepsister. I thought that was pretty funny and true. Tuesday is almost as bad as Monday. I ordered my free trial from The Honest Company yesterday. I'm eager to try out their products. Has anyone purchased anything from them?

   I forgot to post in my weekend recap that on Friday, the dogs' 2nd pet giftbox came! It was earth day themed and unfortunately that turtle toy has been destroyed thanks to Audrey. That dog just wants to destroy everything. Oh well, Gemma still enjoys carrying the flat empty turtle body around lol. We got some good useful stuff and the lavender scented bags will be perfect for when I start walking Audrey again since it is getting warmer out. I haven't given the dogs the oven fresh quacks treats yet but I did start giving them the Pet Greens treats. They are thin little soft jerky treats and actually smell really really good.




   Are there any monthly subscription boxes you have for your pets?

-Heather

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Recap

   Good Morning everyone. It's Monday- again. Grrr. I really just wanted to stay in bed and sleep but I gotta make that money.

   So this weekend was slightly eventful. I actually cleaned my room and "took" my bed apart. I believe I mentioned a week or 2 ago that I ordered a new bed frame. Well that is supposed to be here Wednesday. So I had planned to take apart my current bed frame this weekend and just put it somewhere so that it could be used as the bed for the guest room of my next house. Well the idiots that my mom paid to fix my bed frame and put it together when I first moved into this house put my bed together with nails. Nails. Not screws. Seriously??? So I took a hammer to my bed frame and just broke it apart. Now it is sitting it pieces on my front porch. Oh well. Shit happens and life moves on. I probably should have taken the hammer to my bed frame a couple more times as therapy lol.

   Well besides breaking my bed frame and doing the usual, my sister and I took Audrey to meet up with my mom and Gretta at a park in York, Pa. Gretta is my mom's youngest dog, a 6 month old English Bulldog puppy. We only walked them a short time because after all, they are bulldogs, but they still had fun. And they got to eat some chicken nuggets from Wendy's, so they enjoyed that too.

 Aren't they the cutest?! Gretta is wearing Audrey's old collar.

 My sister's face lol I have no idea what she was saying here.

   Well, I hope everyone had a great weekend!

-Heather

Friday, April 10, 2015

Let It Go

   In the words of Elsa, let it go. Sometimes you just have to let things go. For me, that was letting things end with Ryne. He was just moving way too fast and it unfortunately ruined what we could have had. I just played along with it. But it's ok, today is a new day. I think I was also letting him move at such a fast pace (even though it was kind of weirding me out) b/c I wanted someone or something to fill that void in my heart that Steve left and that was just so wrong.

   Speaking of Steve... he was supposed to finish my hippo tattoo yesterday. He finished half of it. And now apparently he is not going to finish it at all. I'm not surprised since he is known for not following through with things but I am still pissed off.

   But I am not going to ramble on and on about how pissed off I am at him. It is what it is. Anyways, my sleep study went well I guess and I should have the results in about 2 weeks. And today I leave work a little early to go to the Psychiatrist. Fun fun- not. I sooo do not feel like going but then again, when do I ever feel like going?

   I am just so glad it is Friday! Have a great weekend!

-Heather

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

No Caffeine...

   Good Morning everyone! I do not know how I am going to make it through the day. I am not allowed to have any caffeine at all today-none. I'm already ready to pass out and I feel the migraine coming on. Why can't I have caffeine today? Because my sleep study is tonight (through tomorrow morning). So we'll see if I get any answers from that.

   I have been so unfocused lately and I STILL have yet to do my post on all of the clothing items I bought lately. We'll see if I can have the post up Friday, depending on how tired I am tomorrow. And Steve is supposed to finish my hippo/ lotus flower tattoo tomorrow. I'm sure that will be awkward.

   Well I am going to try to survive today. Happy hump day!

-Heather

Monday, April 6, 2015

I May Not Be Perfect But Parts of Me Are Pretty Awesome

   As I mentioned in my previous post, I was feeling very depressed this weekend- especially yesterday. I still feel a little depressed. Depression is something I have battled my whole life and will continue to battle, but I refuse to let it win and defeat me. Sometimes my depression is triggered by something and sometimes it just comes into my life for no reason at all. It has destroyed my relationships and has taken me to my darkest days but I refuse to let it do that anymore. In the past two years or so, I have really worked on myself and I am continuing to work on myself. I let depression take over me this weekend and it sucks that I let it happen but guess what? Shit happens. I just have to hold my head up and continue on with my life. Today is a new day. So I turned to Pinterest this morning to dig myself out of that sad place and stay positive.
^Love this one!


-Heather











Easter Sunday

   Ugh, the dreaded Monday is here and I definitely didn't want to go to work today. I feel like I need a day off and a vacation but I'll have Thursday off b/c of my sleep study scheduled for Wednesday night through Thursday morning. And then Steve is supposed to tattoo me Thursday- we'll see if that actually happens.

   I was really depressed this weekend, especially yesterday. I'm not entirely sure why but I mean, I do suffer from depression sooo yea. Hope this goes away soon. I slept off and on all day yesterday. I just feel so drained. But at least I have my furr babies to cheer me up.

 These are their baskets. They didn't have purple, so Gemma had to deal with pink. 

They were so cute waiting for me to give them their baskets. Audrey wasn't sure whether she should be excited or scared lol.

     Well I hope everyone had a great weekend and a happy easter!

-Heather

Friday, April 3, 2015

It's Friday!

   It's Friday- thank God! Sorry I haven't been posting lately. I have felt so tired and drained this week and haven't been feeling good. I think I might be getting sick- for the hundredth time this year. Well, tonight and/ or tomorrow I am hanging out with my new boyfriend- yes, I said boyfriend- Ryne, and I'm actually going to meet his 2 year old daughter. So that's pretty exciting. And he is going to change the oil in my car, so that's a plus too.

   Well I hope you all have a great weekend and have a Happy Easter!

-Heather