Life, Love and This Blog

My ADD is in effect right now so this will be a completely scattered post – but I have to write.

I called to make an appointment with our family Primary Care Provider to get my son onto some medication for his ADHD – I know he has it because he acts … just … like … me. Like, it’s sorta scary. He’s been getting worse and having a hard time dealing with things lately and I think the trigger was our next door neighbors moving away. It’s a military-kid thing. It sucks, but it’s life in the military.

But yeah – one helluva trigger …. He’s extra emotional and downright ANGRY about everything lately. His (wonderful) teacher and I are working to help him and she hooked him up with the school counselor yesterday. He (my son) has been getting angry at the smallest things lately and then turning around and bursting into tears. He is stressed out and doesn’t have a clue how to channel it. Honestly, neither do I.

I berate myself often with the fact that I can’t keep the house clean – I blame that and my unorganization. I know it is affecting the family dynamic – no one is very happy (well, except Princess Jules but she’s a Disney Princess). But, then again, she can be an ANGRY little elf at times too.

I need some help I think. I need someone to come over and show me how to organize – give me a daily schedule – something. I understand that I’m in charge of “keeping house” because that’s just how it’s going to be. But I don’t know HOW to do this. You’d think by age 33 (?) I would have some damn clue how to do this, but I don’t. I’m a hot mess and I understand and am sorta ok with this fact – but it’s affecting the kids and they are going to grow up to be hot messes too and I don’t WANT THAT! Blah!

See, told you … allllllll over the place ….. ;)

Even the darn blog is a hot mess.

Why and When You Should Eat Breakfast

Bowl of hot oatmeal breakfast cereal with fresh berries

[ via eMeals ]

Breakfast can often be the forgotten meal.  About 10 to 30 percent of Americans skip breakfast, and those of us that do eat breakfast often rely on grabbing a granola bar, doughnut, or the typical sugar based cereal. It is no wonder that we lack the energy to get through our busy days or our kids struggle to perform in the classroom.

4 Reasons to Eat a Healthy Breakfast

  1. Be More Alert – Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast are more alert and kid’s have shown to perform better on tests compared to those who skip breakfast.
  2. Weight Gain Prevention – Supplying your body with loads of sugar in the morning can cause your blood sugar to drop a few hours later. This puts us in the cycle of needing a pick me up every few hours.
  3. Stay Motivated – When was the last time you ate a doughnut then went for a workout? Exactly. Fueling your body with a healthy breakfast can give you the right motivation to stick to your healthy, weight loss goals.
  4. Healthy Habits – Getting your day started with the right mix of hearty and healthy sets you up to make healthy decisions throughout the day.

The Perfect Time to Eat Breakfast
The general rule of thumb is to eat within one hour of waking up. The earlier you eat breakfast the better it can be for kick-starting your metabolism. Just for reference, breakfast is defined as a meal eaten before 10 am.

For the Fitness Goers
Ideally, you should try to eat breakfast before your early morning workout. Without fueling your body, your body can struggle to perform at it’s best. If you can’t eat one to two hours before working out, try eating a light carbohydrate.

Looking for a little breakfast inspiration? Take a look at the Breakfast Plan from eMeals!

My Favorite Disney Villain … Maleficent!


Am I alone in my EXCITEMENT about the upcoming movie “Maleficent”? “Sleeping Beauty” was my favorite Disney movie until The Little Mermaid came out (it’s still one of my top favorites!) and Maleficent is my all-time favorite Disney villain!

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. “Maleficent” hits theater’s on May 30, 2014!

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

Check out the trailer!!

40 Bags Decluttering Challenge

My house is disgusting.

I’ve never been very organized (or neat) but since I’ve been in front of the computer for the last month straight building my home business I’ve not been doing much else – cleaning & organizing included. So, I took the “40 Bags in 40 Days 2014 Challenge” image showing up on my Instagram dash as a sign that it’s TIME!


The basic gist is – work on ONE section/spot in the house per day. Fill up a bag of stuff, junk and unneeded items and get RID OF IT! Simple enough, right?

Right …?

Well, as usual – I am a day late to the party. But – that just means I have to do TWO bags today.

Where do I begin ….? Now here is where my ADD kicks in. I look around the room, the house and think oh my God where do I even start? Then, I never do. I’m waiting for admission into the 40 Bags Facebook group. Hopefully my fellow “de-clutterers” will lead me in the right direction.

Are you participating? Please share your blog link! I’d love to read your posts!

Stand Out in the Crowd like a Bird of Paradise

Birds of Paradise DVDWhy hide in a crowd when you were born to stand out with the high-flying adventure
Birds of Paradise, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) April 1 exclusively at Walmart and Redbox from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day.

Awarded the DOVE seal of approval, this family-friendly adventure proves you shouldn’t judge a bird by their feathers and features the voices of a talented cast including Drake Bell (TV’s “Drake & Josh), Ashley Tisdale (TV’s “High School Musical”), Ken Jeong (Despicable Me 2), Jane Lynch (TV’s “Glee”), Jon Lovitz (The Benchwarmers), Keith David (Free Birds) and Dallas Lovato (Snowflake And The White Gorilla).

When Jack, an ordinary sparrow with dreams of becoming an extraordinary bird, is accidentally covered in colorful paint, he is thrilled about his new exotic appearance and believes that he’ll now be able to impress Aurora, a beautiful canary who has recently escaped from her indoor cage. But when Aurora’s mean owner, Mr. Potter, finds her, Jack must enlist the help of his best friends – Vinnie, the loyal pigeon and Skeeter, the hyper hummingbird as well as Rosie, the caring bat and the wise Old Buzzard in order to free her. And along the way, Jack and Aurora will learn that it’s not what you look like on the outside, but who you are on the inside that truly counts.

Timed to the theatrical release of Rio 2, the Birds of Paradise DVD features all-new bonus material including a look behind the scenes of the voice recording sessions and a sneak peek at award-winning animated Minisculeshorts.

The Birds of Paradise DVD will be available exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Legit Work-From-Home Business

Have you tried that crazy wrap thing?

How many companies offer candles or wax products (and “accessories”) for sale? How about kitchen stuff? Bags? What about weight loss? Did you know that according to Marketdata Enterprises the weight-loss product market in the US grew to about $60.9 BILLION in 2010? The typical American dieter makes four weight-loss attempts per year!

People are spending hundreds of dollars to have NEEDLES stuck into their bodies in order to get results NOW. We are a society of “instant gratification” – from phones to books to movies and shows. Everyone wants what they want and they want it NOW!

Now, what if I told you that my company is different? You aren’t going to believe me because everyone says their company is different. What if I told you that – you have to try it to believe it, would you trust me? You don’t know me – but I know that a LOT of people looking to increase their income (and potentially decrease their belly size) go online to look for answers. Well here is MY answer for you: IT WORKS! Global.

Like I said before – every company will tell you they are different, but can you name me a company that is successfully blowing up the market (and on the cusp of being a billion dollar company) using just a little, inexpensive, yet spa-quality body applicator?

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