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So, long time, no post, right? I’ve been busy with homeschooling the kids and working. I took off Thursday and Friday of last week. Thursday was so I could go to the Canton Flea Market. If you’ve never heard of it, google it. It’s kind of a big deal for us Mississippians. I don’t usually buy anything, I just like to go and look. However, Will insisted on buying some fudge. It was not cheap, but it’s oh so good! Then I took Friday off just because I needed it LOL. Will and I spent most of the day running errands (he was off work too). It was still nice to be able to hang out with him though.
Oh and Jake surprised me the other day by asking if I wanted to go to the Brantley Gilbert concert with him and his girlfriend. My sister was going to go with them but the tickets were for the pit in front of the stage and she wasn’t sure how she’d handle being in a crowd with a bunch of people. The concert acts were good, but the crowd was not. I have been to several rock concerts and the crowds were no where near as obnoxious as this crowd was. This is the first country concert I’ve been to since I was a teenager, so I’m trying to hold off saying that all country concert goers are this annoying. Also, Jackson is a smoke free city (I think) however there were a lot of people lighting up and I just go to where I couldn’t stand being around it. Cigarette smoke gives me a bad headache so right before Brantley Gilbert went on stage, I had to go to the outside of the pit. Which really, I could see better anyway. That’s another thing. I’m 4’11” and people either don’t see me standing there or they don’t care, they will just stand right in front of me. If I ever go to another concert like that, I will be spending the extra money and getting actual seats. Overall though, I had a great time. I don’t really have any good pics from the concert though because I didn’t take my camera, just my cell phone.
However, I did get some pretty good photos of the eclipse last week:
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Favorite Fall Scent

BE Society October 2014 Challenge

Ok, so I’m running late with this, but I’m going to try to get caught up. Today’s prompt:

What is your favorite fall scent?

Fall is actually my favorite time of year. I live in MS so it’s the one time of the year when the weather is fairly pleasant with little rain. It’s cool enough to wear jeans, but not cool enough to keep me from going outside. Ok, back to the question. I have a wax burner and I’m always buying scents for it. I love when the fall scents come out because they are my fave! I found one called Fall Pumpkin Apple and it smells sooo good! It has a light pumpkin smell and the apple complements it very well. It doesn’t have the typical strong cinnamon smell that a lot of apple scented melts have. Everyone else in my house seems to like it also.

So there you have it, my favorite fall scent!

Check out the new 2015 guitar models!

Seeing the new Les Paul guitars on http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Month-g27493t0.gc makes me want to learn how to play. The new Les Paul’s are way out of my price range though. I’d have to find someone more affordable, well at least until I learn how to play well. I’m 36, but I figure playing the guitar is something that one is never too old to learn. My son plays but I don’t think he has the patience to teach me. He mainly plays an acoustic. I’d much rather play the electric guitar…the louder the better!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Blogger Opp

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6 Fall Fashion Essentials for Busy Moms

Fall is officially here, and that means it’s time to stash the shorts and tank tops and find a way to appropriately dress for the cooler months. However, the reality is that most moms don’t have the time and money to go out shopping and buy all the latest fashions for each season. Instead, we need to be creative and find pieces that will last through every season and every demanding role we need to play as mom. You want pieces that will flatter you, give you the ability to run after your kids and keep your look alongside recent trends.

Finding the balance that pleases all of these demands is not always easy, but it is possible. You can find fall pieces that make you look your best while you run after your children and play supermom. Believe it or not, but you will not need to invest in a new wardrobe each season in order to look trendy and fashion forward. Here are six fashion essentials that every busy mom needs.

A long-sleeved wrap dress

This is a great basic that you can wear all year long. The wrap dress is flattering on everyone and will be a great piece to have in your wardrobe for years to come. Layer it with tights and a cool jacket to make it best for fall.

A great fitting blazer

Another staple is a fitted blazer. You can buy one in a neutral color that you will be able to wear with everything, or you can try a trendier look with a jewel tone color or a pattern. Either way, you should make sure that the blazer fits you really well to make your look clean and polished.

Jeans that flatter you

Every mom dreads buying jeans, between the size changes you go through and the ever-changing styles, it seems impossible to keep up. The safest bet is to go with a boot cut jean that has a mid-rise, which is flattering on everyone. No matter what, buy jeans that you feel comfortable in instead of just following trends.

Ankle boots

Ankle boots are a trendier item for this fall that will be able to stick in your closet for the winter. They are great with skinny jeans or under your boot cut pants. You can even wear them with skirts and dresses. Find a pair with a short heel that will give you the ability to comfortably run after your kids.

A supportive bra

A great, supportive bra is a must for any woman. This is the base to a perfect outfit and is essential for keeping you comfortable no matter what you wear. Try a t-shirt bra that keeps you comfortable and supported all day long.

Cardigans

Cardigans are the best layering pieces for any mom looking to save money and still have fall layering pieces. Instead of investing in a lot of fitted blazers, you can buy colorful cardigans to match all your favorite pieces.

 
6 Fall Fashion Essentials for Busy Moms

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Exfriend update

Ok I am sure you remember this post from last week. Well I did end up sending her a short email. Don’t worry, I didn’t say anything hateful to her at all.  I didn’t draw the email out, I was just to the point. So here it is:

So over the past few weeks I have been trying to wrack my brain and figure out why you told D that I told you he was talking about you on facebook. I never told you that. And if you are assuming I had been talking to him about you because I “liked” that status on his facebook, you would be wrong. I don’t know who he was talking about, I didn’t ask.  Also, if you assume I told him anything about your new vehicle, I didn’t.  I am too busy to go back and forth telling stuff.  I have my own life to worry about.

If you thought I was saying something to him, you should have asked me. I would have told you the truth.  But instead, for whatever reason, you abruptly deleted/blocked me from your facebook. 
This will be the last time I contact you,I just wanted to get a few things out there. I don’t have a problem with someone being justifiably angry with me.  I know I’m not perfect.  But in this instance, I fail to see what I did wrong. I think that you saw that status and thought it was about you. It probably made you angry and you wanted to confront him but didn’t know how so you just threw me under the bus. Then you blocked me from facebook so I couldn’t confront you.  
As I said before, I won’t contact you anymore. I can’t control the way you act but I can control how I react to it. With that being said, I wish nothing but good things for you.
Nikki
See, I told you I wasn’t mean lol.  I just knew that I wouldn’t be able to analyzing the whole thing if I didn’t write something to her.  I have always tried to keep the peace with her because we live in a small county. She moved about 45 minutes away, but her daughter takes dance with my daughter.  So I do see her about once a week. I really don’t care to be friends with her again because I really don’t think she knows what friendship means.  Or maybe she’s a good friend to other people, just not me. I don’t know.  I am just tired of the constant drama from her. I have decided that I am just going to be super nice to her and smile when she gives me the stare down. There’s no since in behaving like she does.  I don’t even know if she will get the email. I don’t even know if the one I have for her is the one she checks often. But it did feel better to call her out a little and let her know that I know what was said about me.
If she does read it, I doubt she will apologize.  She’s not mature enough to admit when she’s wrong.  So I guess that leaves it up to me to be the grown up..ugh.  LOL.

Blogger drama.

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I just received a comment from someone talking about another blogger not being who she says she is.  It infuriated me. Not because I know the blogger personally(I’ve only commented on her site a couple of times) but because the person who left the comment assumed I was friends with the person.  For one, that’s no one’s business and two, I don’t appreciate someone bringing unnecessary drama to my site. Believe me, I have enough stupid people in real life who cause drama and I don’t care to  stress over internet drama.

I have moderated comments and though it was done mainly for spam purposes, I am glad I have it for people who want to try to make derogatory comments about another blogger.  I think it’s kind of pathetic to have multiple domains about someone talking about how they have different aliases.  I have someone in real life who has stirred up so much trouble with me, but yet you don’t see me out here calling her out by name and buying a domain so I can talk about her.  It’s not worth my energy. So whoever has made the website, please move on and get a new hobby.