Sunday, March 26, 2017

Taking Back Your Life When You're Feeling Too Busy....

It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind that is life—never stopping or relenting when it comes to your career or loved ones. And while keeping busy is a healthy part of successful living, it's also important to take out for yourself from time to time. Mindbodygreen outlined some strategies for beating burnout before it even begins. Don't get so wrapped up in the myth of equating busyness with the accomplishment that you forget to incorporate the other aspects of life that contribute to your success.
Make time for your inner child. Give yourself permission to indulge in childlike joy and wonder. We get so caught up in sweeping our anxieties and anger under the rug that we never allow ourselves a healthy release. Take a nap, take a time-out, escape to your room to confront your emotions, and allow yourself time to recover.
Ban being busy at bedtime. Too often we take our work home with us and, even worse, into our bed. Right before we ready for shut-eye, we're scrolling through our emails, checking up on tasks, getting our brains worked up about what's to come in the morning and exposing our eyes to harmful blue light. Ditch the devices before bedtime and keep the bedside reserved for things like eye masks and essential oils.
Lose the fear of missing out. FOMO is real, but it has no place in a healthy, successful life. Putting energy into what you don't have instead of putting energy into working toward your goals and aspirations will only set you back further. Put things into perspective, realizing social media likes are just taps on a screen, and no one really knows what's reality and what's contrived in picture-perfect posts on Instagram. Focus on the real life in front of you, appreciating where you are and looking forward to where you want to go.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A to Z Blogging Challenge - April 2017

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My theme for this challenge is 

I am going to be trying something new and I am hoping it all goes well.  As you know I usually write up posts and do alot of reviews, but want to give it a try.  This challenge will start on April 1st and end on April 30th.  I do have each Sunday's off. As you already know my theme I picked for the A to Z challenge is names of pets.  Hey, why don't you join along with me!.

That is chart (above) of the days and what letter the post needs to be about. Now I will start off with April First with a topic themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn't even have to be a word--it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

I am going to try to write up each post a day and link it up with this introduction post.  So make sure you come back each day, except Sundays to see what topic I picked for each letter.

Come back on April 1st and check out the first post with the letter "A"

Sunday, March 12, 2017

SmitCo LLC

Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo LLC has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun.

A huge hit is the brand new Mermaid themed scrapbook kit as well as 3 unique princess dress up sets. 

SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls - all packed in cute gift boxes. 

Find all the great products here:

We trust you will find some or all gifts here for the princesses on your list!

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Thursday, March 9, 2017


(This is my honest opinion of this product. I was not compensated nothing at all except for the product to review.)

If you are a person that LOVES to wear t-shirts then this is the place for.  You will have your choice of over hundreds of different types and designs to choose from.

So what are you waiting for.....

This is the one I got!!

I personally had a hard time to just choose one.  I LOVE cats and this is just so cute.  It has the perception of a cat zombies.  Come on you have to agree with me....right?

The shirts are the right sizes that you order.  As you may know, you might order a Large and when you get it to wear it is like a medium.  I really hate that especially when I am ordering shirts online for my husband or son cause it's a hassle to return and all that crap.  I can honestly say I ordered a medium for me and that is what I got.  The material of these shirts are cotton and lightweight.  I personally give this shopping website an  A+ and I definitely will be a returning customer.


MerchNerds is your go-to web store for styled graphic apparel. Comprised of a team of passionate industry gurus, we combine our skill sets to constantly bring you fresh designs through an on-demand printing platform. This allows for lightning fast speed to market, with designs focused around today's most popular and trending topics. Our mission is to supply you with a wide selection of designs that reflect your personality and let your voice be heard.

Now I want to share a few other t-shirts that they have on their site.  You can't just stop at these few that I will be showing you.  Come and take a peek at them all.  There is literally one perfect shirt for each one of you out there.

Like I said there are hundreds of different designs for women, men, and even children.

Come on HERE and take a look around!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Welcome To Dresslily....

Welcome To Dresslily
The Best Site

I am super excited to be able to share with you all these great buys from  I became a very frequent shopper with this AWESOME site and you will see why.  Now I am going to show you and share some of the products I had bought for myself, family, Christmas presents and etc.  You are able to grab some of the deals yourself.

Bohemian Style Tie Belt High Slit Dress

3D Wolf Digital Print Shower Curtain


This is a gorgeous shower curtain.  I had recently bought this one for the boy's bathroom.  It is super cheap but made with great quality.

Multicolor Indian Mandala Paisley Lotus Shape Beach Throw

Will be sharing more so make sure you keep coming back to check it out daily.
The big sale is only good from now to the end of March 2017.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

BESTOPE Hair Straightener Brush

(This is my honest review and my own words of this product. I received the product for free and was not compensated nothing at all for this post)

I want to take a minute to introduce you to this great hair straightener brush.  I have very thick, wavy hair and it drives me crazy sometimes.  I have tried pretty much everything out there since I was about 16 years old.  Don't get me wrong cause I love my hair but sometimes I just want a new look.

I had the opportunity to test out this great hair straightener brush and I am so happy I did.  Now I will be telling you about the product (below).

About the Product
  • ADVANCED HEATING TECHNOLOGY: BESTOPE Ceramic Straightener Brush uses MTC heating technology, heats quickly and significantly reduces your straightening time compared to traditional hair straighteners.
  • REDUCES FRIZZINESS & STATIC: Anions protection and MTC heating technology make this hair straightener soften and straighten your hair in several minutes for healthy silky hair without any static, make your hair smoothed considerably and remained shiny.
  • ANTI-SCALD AND DETANGLE: Unique Rubber insulated tips make this brush easily to insert into your hair and protect your scalp from accidental burns, brush seamlessly flowed through your hair without snagging, eliminating all the frizz.
  • ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE SETTING: 6-Level adjustable temperature from 350˚F to 450˚F Designed can be varied for different types of hair, this brush doesn't give you stick straight hair like a flat iron, but it gives a softer more natural styled look.

Product Description

BESTOPE latest ceramic hair straightening brush uses advanced MTC heating
technology to make sure this brush heat up as quick as possible, let you no need waiting; 
release of anions in brushing process make it easy to brush your hair without static and
provide a more comfortable experience. 

Deliver an optimum temperature
BESTOPE hair straightener provides six different adjustment temperature for all hair types:
thin, fine, bleached, wavy or curled.

How to use a Hair Straightening Brush properly? 
Spritz on a heat protectant spray while your hair is dry to put a barrier between the brush and your hair. 
Step One: Use only on dry brushed hair; 
Step Two: Brush slowly in a pulling motion; 
Step Three: Make sure your hair gets deep into the inner area of the brush

Now that I told you all about the description, the product, how to use the product and etc.  I am now going to tell you about my own opinion of the product.

My Personal Opinion

Like I mentioned about my hair and I like to be able to straighten my hair once in awhile for a different look.  If you know going to a hair salon can be very expensive and I personally don't have all that extra money.  This is very good quality. It is easy to use and you can just plug it in or use the battery. It is a very light weight brush and easy to take along with you on those weekend getaways.  It fits right in my purse and for me it really wasn't hard to learn how to use this brush. My hair comes out so very straight and it looks so  very shiny and more beautiful than before.

Come and grab yourself or a family member on of these awesome Hair Straightener Brush.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Goals That Are Based On My Needs.....

How does one determine the right goal? Our goals should be determined by our needs. So we have to do a need analysis of what we would like to have and what we would like to avoid.

Is it important to have specific and measurable goals? It they keep on changing, what is the purpose of having a goal?
The answer to the first one is yes, we need to have goals, that too, written goals (one study shows that written goals are more likely to be achieved). If we do not have any yardstick of measurement, how do we know we are progressing and therefore when we are likely to reach the goal?
But even more basic than that, what should be my goal? How do I determine the right goal?
Our goals should be determined by our needs. So we have to do a needs analysis of what we would like to have and what we would like to avoid.
  1. One way is to think back and remember those incidents that made me happy. Then for each incident, I do a ‘root cause’ on why it made me happy. This will show me my needs. Then I create those goals that satisfy these needs.
  2. Another way is to think of incidents that made me unhappy. A root cause on this – why did that incident make me unhappy – would tell me what I would like to avoid.
Once I have my needs (what I want and what I don’t want) defined, I have to do two things:
  1. determine the relative important of each need
  2. determine the maximum time frame in which this should be satisfied (urgency)
Now I can find out what I have to do and when, and this determines my goals. We have to remember that to achieve something, we may have to sacrifice something else, and the important/urgent matrix above will help us realize our priority.
Another aspect of needs analysis is to determine whether these are your goals or the goals of your influencers or loved ones. Sometimes, we want to do something but our parents want us to do something else. The question is whether I sacrifice my happiness for my parents’ happiness?

  1. Why did it make me happy? Because I made my parents proud or because my effort was acknowledged in front of a crowd.
  2. Why does that make me happy? Because I need the approval of people
  3. Why do I need approval? Maybe I have self-esteem issues and I need to compare with others to define me
So if I am seeking a goal in terms of what type of job I should look for, I should look for a job that gives me a lot of approval or allows me to do peer comparison and which does not lower my self-esteem. Sales would be a bit of an issue as a job, because it has a lot of rejection built in. However, advisory services based on my competency would be good, because a client would be grateful for my services.
I can now set up a time frame for creating a competency that can be appreciated by clients and to find a job that allows me to use this competency.
Since these needs keep changing, our goals will keep changing.
Suppose there are two conflicting goals?
If I have done my needs analysis in terms of all the type of needs I have and the priority of each need, and have determined who in my life is important and considered their needsFind Article, then each goal can be analyzed based on how well it satisfies these criteria.

This process should work for each and every one of you.  You seem to always set these goals that you know are far-fetched, but we do it and we get disappointed when we never succeed.  So give this a try and let me know what you think about it.

Do you make goals for yourself?

What is 1 of your major goals?

Let's share and maybe we can help each other to achieve them! 

** My major goal at the moment is to finish my children's book and get it published.  I also would like it to sell on Amazon.**