Showing posts from June, 2015

4th of July

So 4th of July is this Saturday. Since 4th of July is a paid holiday for me and it does not fall on a week day, we get Friday off (and paid) instead of Saturday. It's kind of cool that it works out that way because Friday is my birthday and even though I usually decide to work on my birthday, I usually take off Friday and Monday so that I have a 4-day weekend. I'm not doing that this year but I do get a 3-day weekend since I get off and paid the day of my birthday. So I still get to have a longer weekend and save my paid time off. Wow that kind of sounds confusing and I know I'm just rambling on but whatever, I always ramble.

   In spirit of July 4th, I thought I'd share with you some of my past outfits I've worn on 4th of July. Actually I'm just showing you ones from the past few years because like with my birthday outfit pictures, I don't feel like digging through my box of photos (which probably don't contain 4th of July photos and if they do, I&#…

Birthday Week!!!

Good Morning- 4 day work week this week, yeeesssssssss!!! And it is my birthday week, yay! I used to always say July was my birthday month and felt like I should be treated extra special for the whole month but as I've grown up over the years, I'm like so over it. Yea, a tiny bit of me still feels like I should be treated special the whole month but I'm really just like whatever. Like when I was younger, I'd always say that when I get a job, I will never work on my birthday. With my first few jobs, I did stay true to that but these past few years I'm just like meh. It's life and if I work on my birthday, I get paid and save paid time off for when I actually really need it. But this year I actually get off on my birthday and get paid since 4th of July doesn't fall on a "normal" day. Yay- kind of. And I'm definitely not one of those people who are freaking out and sad that they are getting older. I'm just like cool, I don't really car…

Slim Down with SlimQuick

Today I am introducing SlimQuick's new pure protein supplement. SlimQuick has a new supplement out that helps women lose three times the weight in 13 weeks. SlimQuick Pure Protein provides 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per day. It is also made with BioPure Green Tea.

   If any of you are like me, I am super busy and do not have the time to workout at the gym. I try to eat healthy, I try to do at least some type of cardio but sometimes my lifestyle and work just doesn't allow me the time. Weight loss supplements make it easier to lose weight, especially for women who are constantly on the go.

   There are so many weight loss supplements out there ranging from capsules to shakes. Taste plays a big part in deciding whether or not I'm going to continue using a weight loss supplement. If it doesn't taste good or tolerable, I'm not going to use it. SlimQuick sent me their new protein supplement in the french vanilla flavor but it also comes in double choco…

Weekend Recap

Monday seriously needs to go on a vacation. I am so freaking exhausted. At least it is less than 2 weeks until my birthday!

   This weekend was another uneventful one. I've still been trying to work on getting my house ready to be put on the market and of course running errands and stuff. I went to Starbucks again. With all of these new flavors of frappuccinos that came out, it seems like I might be going there every weekend for the next few weeks to try one of the flavors in the mini size. It's actually pretty awesome and convenient that they came out with the mini size right before releasing these new flavors because then if I don't like it, I don't feel like it was that much of a waste. So this weekend I tried the lemon bar frappuccino. It was ok. Just ok, nothing special. There's nothing really to even say about it other than that it was ok.

And I actually got dressed in clothes other than yoga pants and a t-shirt type of clothes to run errands and such. I a…

Destress to Success

I am pretty much always stressed. Whether it is about money, my job, or even for no apparent reason at all. And I never knew how to properly deal with it. People have said to take a deep breath, do yoga, exercise, etc. and it just doesn't work for me. Everyone is different and everyone handles stress differently. Sometimes how you handle or deal with stress depends on the source of the stress. And now, thanks to Leo Willcocks and his book "Destress to Success" I know how to deal with the different stressors in my life.

   In Destress to Succcess, Willcocks discusses different kinds and sources of stress. Some of the stressors he discusses and explains, I didn't even realize were stressors. For example, in certain situations, you might get stressed. When you are in that situation again, you can end up being stressed even if it isn't stressful at that time because your brain is associating that situation with stress. Let's say that you're meeting your b…

More Sad News... Poor Batman

Some more sad news... my mom's French Bulldog, Batman was put to sleep tonight. He has been having liver issues for a while now and his health has gone completely down hill. He's skinny, losing hair, having trouble walking, is having problems with his liver, is almost completely deaf, etc. He was at my house for a few days while my mom took her two English Bulldogs on a little road trip. Batman couldn't go because of his health and he starts having trouble breathing when he is stressed out- like when it's really hot and in car rides and stuff. Batman turned 10 years old almost a month ago. Frenchies tend to live longer than English Bulldogs. French Bulldogs tend to live 8-14 years.

   My sister has been the one to take care of him these past few days but I took care of him yesterday. He looked like a complete zombie and had no spark or light left in his eyes at all. He had trouble walking and couldn't even get up the one step to get onto the deck. He also had so…


How the heck is it only Tuesday??? Ugh, these weeks seem like they are getting longer and longer.

   So my sweet baby Audrey is officially on seizure medication. She has been having seizures. The first one I knew about was the Friday before last and when she had one last Monday, I called the vet and took her in. She took some blood and sent it off to the lab, which all came back normal- thank God. But she said that she is probably having seizures because of her anxiety, which totally makes sense because Audrey has been a big scaredy cat from day 1. Like big time to the extreme. But my poor little girl who isn't even 1 year and 3 months old yet had a really bad seizure yesterday, or at least bad compared to the two she had before. This time she could only move her back legs. She couldn't use her front legs at all and when she was finally able to roll over, she couldn't get up and then when she finally managed to get up and put her front legs on my shoulders to hold her u…

Weekend Recap and Another Pet Giftbox!

Ugh, Monday again? I was so dreading today just thinking about it yesterday. We seriously need weekends to be longer. Like seriously. And now it is POURING down rain. Have I mentioned how much I hate rain?

   Sooo, this weekend the dogs' monthly Pet Giftbox came and it was Jurassic Park themed! So awesome.

 Gemma loved this T-Rex toy. He is already ripped open though because Audrey and Tigger wanted to take the toy from Gemma, which resulted in "Rex" being ripped open. It happens.
 And the dogs all love these new treats. I really like that they are free of grains, gluten, and soy and that they help with the digestive system.
 They also got a few goodies but I haven't given them any of these yet. I ultimately decided to throw the turkey foot away. I am very cautious when giving those types of bones, treats, or whatever you want to call them to the dogs. Plus one of the toes broke off pretty easily in my hand as I was examining it and the long nails (or talons?) rea…

World Pet Memorial Day- Magdalena Starr

Sooo I'm not entirely sure which day it is. I usually make calendars each year with the pet-related days, weeks, and months but this year I just didn't. I looked at 3 different sites I have used in the past and one says it was yesterday, two say it is the 14th, and a picture I saw and shared on Facebook yesterday said it is today, the 10th. So whichever day it is, I'm going to cover it today.

   I have had dogs my entire life. From the chocolate lab puppy that my dad told us to go get when I was 2 and my mother and I both had the chicken pox (I had dogs before the chocolate lab puppy but I felt like he was my true first dog) to the 3 I have now. But the one I want to discuss today is Magdalena Starr. She had to be put down April 11, 2014.

   Magdalena Starr, a.k.a Magz, a.k.a Maggie, was my first Bullmastiff. It all started when we (he was really my mom's) got our first Bullmastiff, Sammy the Bull. So about 11 months after we had gotten Sammy the Bull, the breeder h…

Dang Girl, Put on Some Flats

How is it only Tuesday??? Ugh. Anyways, so there has been news out there for a few years of a "normal" Barbie. Although not associated with Mattel, Nickolay Lamm had created one a while ago. But what Mattel has created is a Barbie that can wear flats! Girlfriend must be relieved because wearing heels for decades has got to wear a girl out! Not to mention that if she were real, she would probably have serious issues with her arches and toes.

   Finally, after 56 years, Barbie has become even more modern and realistic- to some extent. Rumor has it that there will be 23 new Barbie dolls that will have flexible ankles to allow Barbie to wear heels or flats, and that includes wedges! I am so excited and I wish I had a niece to get one for (I have one niece who is beyond way too old to play with barbies and the rest are nephews).

   So what do I hope this new Barbie will bring? I hope these Barbies will help girls to be more comfortable with their bodies and how they look. Yes,…

Donuts, A Health Update, and Dog Nail Clippers

It is furrriday!!! Yes! Ugh, I was so tired this morning but then I remembered today is National Donut Day. Dunkin Donuts will give you a free donut today when you order a beverage. So I ordered a medium plain iced latte (no flavor or sugar), an egg and cheese wake up wrap, and a chocolate frosted donut. I think they gave me the donut for free but I would not be surprised if they didn't b/c a lot of the Dunkin Donuts I have been to are pretty stingy and it just so happens that on the day they are giving away a free donut, their receipt printers aren't working. Sounds a little suspicious to me but oh well.

   So yesterday after work, I had a Doctor's appointment to receive my results from the Multiple Sleep Latency Test. I do not have Narcolepsy. At first I was disappointed because I wanted answers, but now I am relieved because if I had been diagnosed with Narcolepsy, it gets difficult with PennDot and driving. I think they have to take your driver's license away an…


One more day until Friday!!! So last night my little sister graduated from High School. I'm so proud of her even though it was a given that she would graduate considering she is SUPER smart and has been in the highest level in her classes her entire life.

   The drive to the church was crazy. It should have been a 10 minute or less drive and ended up taking 30+ minutes. I still got there before it started but by the time I got there, there were pretty much no spots (both parking and seats inside the church). Luckily and thankfully they let my mom save me a spot near the road. So even though I had a good walk to and from the church, I was right by the road so that I could get out quicker instead of being stuck behind a long line of cars trying to leave.

   And I apologize in advance if some of the pictures are blurry. My mom took them. Sorry mom, but your photography skills just aren't all that great but it's ok. I still love you.

 People probably thought we were really …

Hey, Guess What?

Not only is it Hump Day but it is officially 1 month from my birthday! I probably shouldn't even be this excited because it's a month away and I have no plans but hey, I'll be another year older and I'm cool with that. I will be turning 24 the day before 4th of July!

   Anyways, this past weekend was not worth doing a weekend recap post because all I did was clean and the usual and get my oil changed- real exciting *sarcasm*. I know this post is super short but oh well, it happens.

   Keep your heads up! After we get through today, it is only 2 more days and then it is the weekend. Have a great Hump Day!