Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year

WOW...this is really sad! I had no idea its been all most two years since I've even looked at this. Very disappointed in myself because its actually good therapy for me. Kinda like talking to myself only better. No kids to remind me I might be getting senile lol! So we're gonna start this off sloooww and eeeaassy. Before we get those big wheels really turning!

This past year has been a very trying year for me. For those that don't know, I had breast reconstruction done in July due to a very large mass that, THANKFULLY, was benign. Never the less, its gotta go! It was a little bit more involved than originally thought and required reconstruction of both. Recovery, to say the least, has been a slow process. NOT COMPLAINING!!!!

Now, I tell you all this because...its amazing what the thought of your own immortality can actually do to you. You see I had decided that it was the big "C" and was accepting of that fate. I was trying to focus on the positives like, "oh good, I'll get two new boobs outta the deal" and "I know I'll probably lose my hair, but that's okay because now we can see just how gray it really is under there, and I may like that"! Fortunately, I was spared all that.

So I want to share with you what my experience has taught me and there is so much to tell. First and foremost though, I do not imply, nor do I put myself on the same level as anyone who has actually gone through the whole experience. I have an even greater appreciation for anyone who has. Secondly, miracles do happen and that's the only explanation I have for that huge mass being benign. God's not through with me yet!

I learned life is very, very short and this is not a dress rehearsal. Better make the best of it while you still can. Learn to forgive yourself. Be more affectionate, and open to love. Tell the people that matter just how important they really are to you. Be open, honest and real. People may not always like you for it, but they'll definitely respect you for it. Be positive even if it kills you, and that's sometimes a very hard thing to do. Do the right thing, not for anyone else but for you. Your opinion of yourself is worth far more than anyone else's. There's always gonna be someone that seems to be prettier, smarter, and luckier than you. Guess what, they've got their own problems. Nobody's exempt. Adversity is an equal opportunity employer. Take care of yourself. If you don't your worthless to everyone else. Learn to say NO. That's actually the hardest thing I'm having to overcome. I have a hard time not doing for everyone else. I see something and think, "I should get that for my son/daughter/grandchild/" well you get the picture. I have learned that if I don't start working on that bucket list now, I'll never get the chance. I wanna experience EVERYTHING (all most) that life and this beautiful world has to offer. I wanna make sure that I see the world through a child's eyes and bath in the beauty and excitement of it all. Life in itself is a miracle!

I hope I don't ever forget this experience and how close I came to the end as I know it. I hope I never get so wrapped up again in the mundane day to day existence that I forget to live! I also hope that you don't have to go to the extreme's that I did to see what I see!

So as I bid you adieu from this very long, very boring post...Happy New Year!!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

She Popped!!!

As most of you know by now...I have a beautiful new granddaughter, Lola Kay!! She was born on January 24th. About a month early, but she is absolutely perfect in every way!! We had a shower for them on the 10th of February, with lots of fun and pretties!! The best part though was I got to show off my beautiful baby girl!! I apologize up front, I did not get enough pictures and some of those pictures didn't save so I'm limited.  Here's a little bit of what went on...

and now for the best part, Lola Kay...

my lil' valentine!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The good, the fun and the pretty!!!

WOW...2013 and almost the middle of January at that! Where did the time go? Last year was a hard one for my family, actually the last couple of years have been hard ones. They have definitely taken a toll on us all. I don't mean to wish my life away but I am so grateful that they are behind us. We have endured illness, death, heartache, frustration, anger, and just down right not happy times!! So I have decided that this year no matter what it holds that it is all going to be good! No matter how bad the circumstances seem, we will make it through it and we will focus on the good, the fun and the pretty! So here's a little pretty...



You know he's pretty...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gifts in the mail!!

I know what y'all are thinking...I am a terrible blogger! And your right, I am! But I do have something to tell you guys about so here goes...

Anybody heard of Birchbox? I have several blogger friends who do it and I always love to read about it so I decided to take the plunge and try it myself. Birchbox is and I quote "the best way to discover new grooming, beauty and lifestyle products. Sample top products from high end brands, get expert advice, buy new favorites and earn points with every purchase." So what that means is for $10 a month you recieve a cute little box in the mail with samples of several different things. I have recently gotten my second box and I have to say I'm so excited to see it in the mail box! Who doesn't like to get gifts in the mail and even though its not actually a gift, it sure feels like it.

It comes in the cutest little packaging! This one's for women but they do one for men too. My only qualm in the beginning is that it was small. I had heard that already so I was prepared. I wasn't disappointed at all though after I opened it up.

This was May's box and it contained Kerastase shampoo, conditioner, and the leave in treatment! Fabulous stuff and smells fantastic!  Nail polish by Color Club in clambake coral, great summer color. Miracle Skin Body SPF20. Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer. Last but not least, the cutest little card for you to use! I don't do that much and I actually thought excuse not to now!  While I wasn't necessarily thrilled with that one, I wasn't really disappointed either.

This is June's box and I was more pleased! All of it was things that I would definitely use. It contained a Tili bag, which will be great for my outing next weekend. Stainiac by The Balm, love it! Lumiere d'hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect, and boy do we need that in East Texas! BlenderCleanser to clean your makup brushes and something that I rarely think about doing! Comodynes Self-Tanning Intensive & Uniform Color Wipes. That stuff smelled fantastic and came with two of them but of course Reagen had first dibs on those babies! It also came with a sample of John Varvatos Star for men! Gave that one to my son for Father's Day and O M G...smells fantastic!

I was much more pleased with this month's but not disappointed by either of them. Not everyone gets the same things. They do have a selection of items that they send out and I would like to have had some of the others. I'm not sure how they decide what to send to who but in the end it doesn't matter because I'm not upset at all. I will be checking the mailbox everyday after the first of the month...patience is not a virtue for me! You should try it if you like to get "gifts" or try new things. I'm always looking for something new! If you do decide to try or use it now, let me know what you think??

til next time...

Friday, January 6, 2012

Isn't it Winter????

I know that this is East Texas. I know that we usually have pretty mild winters around here, but did someone forget to tell Mother Nature that its also JANUARY?!? Seriously, I'm ready for some cold weather and lets get it over with! Especially after the horrible summer we had last year! I do not want a repeat of that one! So how bout a lil snow!! Really, I want some snow...not a lot, just a day or two. Since it looks like it won't be happening this year, I thought we dream up our own!!



Isn't it amazing what God can do with white!!! Til next time...shuga!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


SOOOO...somehow the link didn't show upon that last post...of course its not my fault mind you!! So anyhoo, here's the link and I am sooooooo sorry for that colossal screw up!


New Year, New Focus!! that would my number one resolution for the year!! And every year after this one too! To live life to the fullest, to recognize that it is short and it is precious, to live like there are no tomorrow's, to realize that this is not a dress get the picture! So here's a little inspiration for this new year!!

Better yet...just go to the link below and you can see all of them! There is way too much on my board to post on here and I love all of them. If your not on Pinterest, let me know and I'll send you an invite!

til next time...shuga!!