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Friday, May 29, 2015

Pretty Little Liars

   Yay, it is finally furidayyyy!!! So excited even though I have a big to-do list this weekend. So a lot of shows have just had their season finales and a lot of shows are starting back up in the next 3+ days. Who is ready for the new season of Pretty Little Liars on June 8th?!?!?! Can you tell how excited I am?

Picture via www.justjaredjr.com


   I am probably reading into this waaay too much, as usual but something just happened that reminded me of PLL. Anyone who has read the books or follows the show knows that the "villian" refers to herself or himself as "A". So anyways, I emailed my timesheet in today since it is due today and the payroll person's name starts with an "A". She usually signs/ ends her email with her name. Well today, she signed it with "A". Coincidence or not? I really am probably just reading into it too much but who knows? Maybe she watches the show?

   So in spirit of the season starting back up, I thought I'd share some Pretty Little Liars pins off of Pinterest.



   Have a great weekend!

-Heather








Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Liquid Health K9 & Kitty Calmer

   For those of you who don't know, my oldest dog, Gemma, has anxiety issues. Her main anxiety issue is with dogs she doesn't know, little furry hyper dogs, hyper dogs in general, and very dominant dogs. Now with time, some of these types of dogs are ok. Both Tigger and Audrey were very submissive when I got them and in time they have become more dominant. And Gemma is perfectly ok with that because she knows them (duh, they live with her) and she has even accepted that Audrey is pretty much the alpha of the group now.

   Gemma lived a rough life before I adopted her and she was in 2 different shelters. Too many dogs barking at once really makes her anxious, as does when a little furry dog is running around really fast (she used to live with a small furry dog in her previous home who was not very nice).

   I have tried numerous anxiety aids with her, from tablets to anxiety wraps- you name it. And then Liquid Health developed a product for anxiety in dogs and cats. Just when I thought I had pretty much tried every anxiety product besides prescription medication, Liquid Health stepped in.


   Before I even opened the packaging, I could smell the K9 Calmer. It was even worse and stronger when I took it out. I keep it in my kitchen and as soon as you enter the kitchen, you smell it. I can't really describe the smell, but it is not very pleasant. And I was only able to give this liquid calmer to her a few times because she did not like the taste at all. Keep in mind, Gemma is not very picky. I still gave it to her anyways. I stopped after about three days because I could barely get one drop in her mouth without her spitting it (as well as some bile maybe?) up. She just couldn't and wouldn't keep it down. My other two dogs who don't necessarily have anxiety issues were very jealous and wanted some since they thought Gemma was getting a treat. So I figured I'd give it a shot and see what happens. One spit it up as soon as it hit her tongue and the other turned the other way as soon as he smelled it. Unfortunately, it wasn't effective with Gemma's anxiety.

-Heather

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   I have pretty much always struggled with my weight. Even when I was 13 and only 100 lbs, I always had at least some sort of insecurity with my weight or how my body looked. I also was bullied and harassed about my weight, as well as many other things, in high school. Girls used to say I was anorexic and even when I gained just a little bit of weight, they'd start rumors that I was pregnant or something. I could never win. But I've learned to love my body and am still working on that everyday.

   My weight has always been up and down. And I do truly believe that it is more difficult for women to lose weight than men. Our bodies are built differently. That's why I was ecstatic when Petite Plus wanted to partner up with me and allow me to test out their new super weight loss supplement which is specifically designed for WOMEN.



   Petite Plus' weight loss supplement is 100% natural. It is an appetite supplement and is designed to improve your mood and energy levels.

   You just take two capsules a day once a day 30 minutes before one of your meals with a glass of water. I hate capsules and these capsules are quite large. The difference between these capsules and other capsules I have tried is they give off a subtle berry scent and taste. It is very subtle but I think it definitely helped me get them down. In the end, I only ended up losing 0.8 lbs but that is still an accomplishment. With my busy schedule/ lifestyle and fatigue, I haven't had time to really do any exercising. But I have been getting back on track with eating healthier (even though I know that to really see some results, you need to combine eating healthier and exercise). Towards the mid/ end of the 30 days, I did notice my appetite starting to decrease. I think it would've been much more effective had I taken it for 2 months.

-Heather

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Weekend Recap

   Oh good Lord, it feels like a Monday- and kind of is Monday for those of us who were off for the holiday yesterday. I definitely could have used an extra 4-8 hours of sleep this morning and my back is killing me! My weekend wasn't very eventful and in no way did it include cookouts. I did the usual errands and worked on cleaning and prepping two rooms for carpet installation for tomorrow. I still have a ways to go and really need to start packing and deep cleaning. I'm trying to get my house on the market by the end of next month but we'll see.

   So yesterday I finally did the whole "dog shaming" thing. Audrey has definitely ruined a few things in the short time she has been with me but hey, she's still a puppy and she is a bulldog and bulldogs are usually chewers. She chewed up my older pair of Vans maybe a month or two ago and then chewed the heel of my other pair of Vans yesterday. But it is my fault for leaving them on the floor where she was while I took a shower. So I went online and looked at Vans, even though I so did not want to spend the money. They no longer sold my floral ones but had my older ones for sale still and they were on sale for about $9- $10 cheaper and I got free shipping, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.


   I also went out to lunch to Chipotle yesterday. I thought about embracing the warm weather and wearing shorts but I didn't feel like my legs were looking great and didn't 100% shave them, plus I get cold easily anyways and we were eating inside. So wearing jeans and this cute top worked well. I love this top but I swear this is only my 2nd time wearing it and I think I've had it for 2 years maybe? I bought it online at Nordstrom but it is by Topshop.

 Audrey is so confused.


   Well I hope you all had a wonderful 3 day weekend. We just have to get through today and three more days and then it is the weekend again! We can do it!

-Heather

Friday, May 22, 2015

Give Your Legs a Little TLC

   Ah, I am loving this warmer weather. Now that the snow and freezing cold is gone, it's time to show a little leg. If any of you are like me, most of the time in the winter (especially if I don't have a significant other) I just let my leg hair be- with maybe an occasional shave here and there. But now it's time to break out the capris, shorts, skirts, and swimwear and show off your beautiful (probably pale) stems.

   You do not want to be the girl that is showcasing her hairy legs and bikini line in public- especially if you happen to run into an attractive guy or girl. So I'm going to let you in on my little secret weapon I use to keep my legs smooth and hair free. It's Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle. This isn't just your ordinary razor. The hydro silk trim style is both a razor and a bikini trimmer. But my favorite part about this razor is the hypoallergenic moisturizing serum. I have very sensitive dry red skin. So I'm loving the fact that my legs are getting a little extra care while shaving. And the skin guards! I am so busy and shaving is such an ordeal and time consuming task. So I end up just quickly and carelessly swiping the razor and then before I know it, blood is streaming down my leg. These skin guards help prevent that. I have yet to nick myself while shaving with this razor. I'd say this razor deserves two thumbs up emojis.




-Heather

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   Ok ladies, let's get real. Your period is not the highlight of your month (unless you're afraid you are pregnant and do not want to be pregnant at that time in your life). You feel bloated, crampy, and moody. Not to mention the worry of what if it bleeds through your bottoms- especially when you are expecting it and it hasn't come yet and you have a meeting or something important where you can't just keep checking yourself (but who wants to have to check themselves anyway?). And in times like these, you don't want to use a pad or tampon because it hasn't come yet and the fact that using one of these before Aunt Flow makes her appearance is just wasting money.

   But have no fear, Carefree is here. Carefree body shape panty liners are my absolute go to panty liner. They are small, compact, and portable which makes them easy to tuck into your purse , wallet, or even your pocket. Not only are they easy to take with you, they are crafted into a unique shape that flows with your body. This makes them stay in place better and more comfortable. These panty liners are a must, especially when you are on the go. Straight rectangular panty liners can be uncomfortable and easily come off of your panties.

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-Heather

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another Pet Giftbox

   Oh my Lord, it is almost Friday!!! Phew, I thought it would never get here. So I think my emotional state is pretty much back to normal? I feel abnormally chill but also feel like I'm brain dead. Like occasionally my mind will race with thoughts that I constantly have thought about in the past week but other than that, I feel like an air head.

   I had a Multiple Sleep Latency test which is a sleep study that is during the day to test for Narcolepsy. Don't really know how that went. I had to take 4 naps that were 15-30 minutes long and in between the naps I had to stay up for like 1-2 hours. So while awake, I sat up (because you're not allowed to lay down) in the bed and watched some old Sweet 16 episodes and old Law & Order: SVU episodes. I developed a migraine while there and had bad neck and back pain. I don't know if I actually slept during the naps. My eyes were closed, it sounded like I was sleeping, but I could still "hear" myself thinking? I don't know. I guess we will just find out in 1-2 weeks when the results come in.

   Anyways, my fur babies (even though it is only addressed to Audrey) received their monthly Pet Giftbox. This month's giftbox had a patriotic theme. I love themes and it makes it kind of exciting rather than having just a random uninteresting box of goodies- even though I'm sure the dogs would be happy either way.

There was even a present for me in their giftbox! I have yet to put it (or any magnets) on my new car because it really needs to go to the car wash first and I am a procrastinator when it comes to getting my car washed.

Love, love, love when purchases give back to the community or certain charities/ organizations!
These were great, especially for Gemma because they are really soft and she has missing teeth and this type of disorder or disease on her gums.

How cute are these?!?! Love their patriotic shapes!

Sadly, the walkie talkie (that's what it is right?) and bear are destroyed. I haven't cleaned the remains up yet because I'm being lazy and will clean this weekend, plus the dogs are still playing with them. And the bear no longer has any clothes on either.

   Even though every toy that has come in their giftboxes so far has not lasted, I still see the Pet Giftbox as a money saver because I do get other things for the dogs besides toys in the giftboxes (which also allows me to not have to go to Petsmart as much and have time to do other things like clean my house). Plus, in every giftbox, they list the retail value of everything included and what the grand total would have been if I bought all of these things individually. I think it said I saved $20 or $21 this month on these items. So as of right now, the $17.99 a month for the Pet Giftbox is still worth it. And I figure, with the money and time I'm saving by doing this, it will allow me to buy the more expensive tough toys for them for holidays instead of having to constantly go to Petsmart or order online for toys and treats.

   Hang in there everyone... Friday is almost here- we can survive the day!

-Heather

Monday, May 18, 2015

Losing My Mind

   Oh good Lord, is it really Monday again? Yep. I don't even know where to begin. I feel like I'm losing my mind. Well, I mean I feel a little better today- or at least for right now but who knows how long that will last? It's always different when you have Bipolar Disorder (and of course it's different depending on what type of Bipolar you have). Lately I feel like my emotional state has spiraled out of control. And that can happen when you have Bipolar. I have been feeling really low and I can't remember the last time I felt this low- maybe 2 or 3 years ago, possibly, I don't know. Between my anxiety making me so on edge, my depression pulling me down deep below, and my mind going so crazy that I feel like I literally can't even think a single thought... it's exhausting.

   I'm not sure why this is happening right now but that's what happens. Shit happens. Bipolar episodes can creep up on you at any moment in your life. I have been stressed out of my mind, so I know that is definitely contributing to it (and of course I had to be on my period last week while I was falling into this dark hole). And I have been having quite a bit of anxiety attacks and my medications just don't feel like they are helping at all. I think another contributing factor is that my Doctors have been switching around my medications. Taking me off of some, putting me on others, switching my doses, putting me back on some and yada yada yada. Changing someone's medications can most definitely have a negative effect on that person. But at the same time, they are trying to find something that will work, so I kind of just have to deal with it.

   What's even worse is that during all of this, the person I needed the most for support and to be there for me, ran away (not like literally). It really is a shame (and this person has known about my Bipolar for a hell of a long time) but if someone can't handle you at your worst (especially when it is something you can't control), then they don't deserve you at your best.

   I saw these three posts while scrolling on Facebook last night.
This is what happens to me and right now it is to the extreme.


I'm trying to have faith and although it is hard, I know this will all pass soon and my life will get back on track.

And then I had one of my goofy weird moments last night. Sometimes I play with my hair and do stupid silly things with it. I decided to do a backwards "french braid" (the french part is at the top and you can't really see it but I don't do french braids correctly anyways). I felt like I had an elephant trunk ha ha ha.

   By the way, I just heard Taylor Swift's new song, Bad Blood, with Kendrick Lamar. I love it! What do you all think about it?

-Heather

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hope this Makes You Laugh a Little

   Ah, Monday is over. One day closer to Friday. While browsing Yahoo!, as usual, I came across this article (about home improvement fails) and each picture made me laugh. Yahoo! Makers

-Heather

Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekend Recap

   Ugh it is Monday again... damn it. Sooo, I'm sorry I have been a little MIA lately. I have had so much stress and anxiety lately- my mind is going crazy! Plus, I am trying to get a few more things done to my house and try to get it on the market sometime next month. I'm going to try to do a little more blogging but it is probably going to be somewhat quiet around here for at least the next month.

   Anyway, yesterday was Mother's Day. Happy belated Mother's Day to all of the moms and fur moms out there! Not only was yesterday Mother's Day, but it also happened to be my mom's birthday. Don't worry mom, I won't let everyone know your age. Every few years her birthday falls on Mother's Day, which I think is pretty cool. I seriously do not know what I would do without my mom and I owe everything to her. She has helped me out so much and helped me put my life back together when it had completely fallen apart. Mom, I love you so much and I can't thank you enough and am so appreciative of everything you do and have done for me.

 Me and My Mom. I do not know why I look so young in this picture. 


 My sister and I treated my mom to lunch at Red Robin. I got a strawberry lemon vojito (yes, vojito, not mojito) and a thorny senorita rita. They were both good but the margarita was way better.

 Here is the necklace I got my mom.
My mom is very bubbly and sociable. It is very rare to find her not smiling.

And since I didn't do a weekend recap last week, this is what I wore to my twin nephews' 1st birthday party. I can't believe they are 1! They are the cutest boys in the world- seriously. And say goodbye to those pewter sandals I am wearing in this picture because Audrey chewed them up while I was in the shower. I can't completely blame her thought because she started chewing shoes months ago and I knew better than to leave them out.

   Well, I am hope you all have a great Monday and hope this week goes by quickly!

   What do you all think of the necklace I got my mom?

-Heather