Positive change

It’s December already. I’ve only posted here and there because I’ve been busy. And we’ve also had a bit of drama. Nothing too major, well it’s major, but it’s good news.  I don’t usually post really personal stuff on here, but I decided to go ahead and post this.

This story will probably be a little long but I will make it as short as I can.  My husband got a call about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving at around 11:30 pm. He was asleep but I saw that his mom was the one calling, so I told him to answer his phone.  My mil told him that there was some girl who had called her saying that my husband is her father.  Now, before anyone freaks out, this girl is nearly 18. I’ve only been with my husband for 16 years so therefore, the girl was born before we ever got together.  However, I was still upset.  I didn’t know what to think.  I was just really shocked.  My husband had told me about the situation with his ex and how she was pregnant but told him that the baby wasn’t his.  She and her parents also didn’t want him coming around and pretty much threatened him.  He was 16 so he let them intimidate him. He even offered to take care of the baby even if it wasn’t his. Not because he just loved his ex so much but because he didn’t want the child to be without a father.  They still told him no, they didn’t want him around.  He moved on with his life, met my son Jake, and I. We dated, got married and had our two kids.

I will admit, I didn’t handle the news well at first. I was angry and even though he didn’t cheat on me, I felt as though he had. I prayed, a lot.  I was finally able to put my feelings aside and encourage my husband to at least call the girl. She said she didn’t want anything. She just wanted to know her dad.  I am not going to go into details but she has not had the best life. I wish that Will and I had known about her years ago so we could have raised her.  But there’s nothing that can be done about that now. And here’s the kicker.  The daughter has a daughter of her own(she’s almost 1). So not only did I gain a daughter, I gained a granddaughter as well.  We were able to go and see them in the state they live in.  It was a really wonderful visit and I am glad to have them in our family now.  The only thing I have been aggravated by is the hostility of the ex. I am not sure what she has to be mad at my husband about because he was never mean to her or anything. It’s just one of those things I am gonna have to pray about.  I would share pics of our meeting on here, but I will probably wait awhile.  But my bonus daughter and her daughter are both gorgeous, inside and out.

Will and I text her every day to see how she’s doing. I don’t think she’s ever really had someone who has cared enough to check on her everyday.  But she’s part of our family and I will treat her the same way I treat my other kids.  She will probably get tired of me checking up on her all the time, but hey, she wanted a real family LOL.

I was kind of apprehensive about posting about it on Facebook because I live in a small town. And if you know anything about small towns, you know they thrive on gossip.  But I decided to put it out there in case anyone else heard about tit and started adding their own spin to things.  I know how easily rumors spread in a  small town.  The people who commented on the photos had positive things to say.  I’m sure there are a few who have their own thoughts and that’s fine. I’ve started realizing that I don’t need to take everyone’s opinion into consideration.

Ok, well I have some various Christmas light photos I will try to post later.  I got some great shots of the Christmas lights at Canton this year. :D

 

Celebrity Wedding Planners in London

Take a look at any of the most publicized celebrity weddings in recent history and the first thing that stands out is just how complicated they tend to be. From George Clooney’s now famous sprint down the Venetian canals to his own wedding right back to when Elton John redefined what it meant to throw a glamorous bash in London’s very own Windsor, these are the kinds of people that do things by halves.

What’s also common among all such weddings is the way in which none would have been possible…or even got off the ground for that matter…were it not for the involvement of professional, experienced wedding planners. Trying to put even the simplest of weddings together in a timely and seamless fashion can be the mother of all asks, so when it comes to arranging and implementing something genuinely fabulous, it’s nigh-on impossible to get it right without professional input.

Celebrity Style Weddings in London

As time goes on, London is once again coming into its own as a hotbed for the most elite weddings on Earth. Famous and influential faces from all over the place are looking to the capital’s most opulent gems and exclusive treasures to make their own special day as special as it can possibly be. Of course, the fact that London is so large, busy and congested makes it a tricky balancing act to pull off – it’s not like just anywhere in the capital will do.

This is precisely where professional London wedding planners step in and shine, having worked in and around the city for long enough to know it better than even its life-long residents. It’s only by spending year after year scouring London for its most wonderful hidden secrets that it becomes possible for weddings of the highest calibre to be both organised and implemented. This also happens to be how the famous faces you hear about in the media seem to have been able to gain access to places you may not have even realised were available for wedding ceremonies – it all comes down to the skills and experience of the planner.

All-Round Experience

To choose a wedding planner that has experience in London celebrity weddings is to bring on board the most comprehensively capable help on the market. Having already worked their magic on the most spectacularly complicated and opulent ceremonies ever brought to life, weddings of more ‘everyday’ size become an absolute breeze to pull off flawlessly.

And of course, should it be deemed that a true A-List ceremony really is the only way to go, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.

The popularity of London as a world-leader in celebrity weddings is only expected to grow over the coming years, as the world’s celebrity clientele continues to warm to the Great British way of doing things. So for anyone looking fondly at the capital and still wondering whether or not to commit to a London wedding, now’s the time to speak to a leading wedding planner and find out just which secrets and exclusive spots are going to be the biggest things in elite wedding circles over the coming years.

The LG OLED from Best Buy is a great gift for the whole family!

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                                         What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

· Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

· 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

· Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

· Find content faster with webOS

 

Best Buy is always one of my favorite places to shop in general. However, I especially like shopping there during the Christmas season. They have everything for the techie in your family. One of my favorite items that they have now is the LG OLED television. It has 4 pixel technology which means a brighter and clearer picture. I’ve seen this television in the store and it’s an amazing television. The picture has such clarity that you forget you’re watching a television. This spectacular television is available at Best Buy for the every day price of $3499.

 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Remodeling Dreams

I have been wanting to do a little remodeling to our bathroom. Nothing major, just maybe some new  bathroom faucets . The ones we have now are just standard faucets and look a little boring. I want something with a polished nickel finish. I really like the Eastham style.
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It’s traditional, yet sleek.  I think it would make a great addition to my bathroom and go well with the silver light figures we have over the sinks.  I’d also like to get a new shower head and tub faucet to match.  Then of course next on the remodeling to do list would be to tile the shower (we just have an insert now) and tile the floors.  I’d also like to add a back splash of tile on the tub. The bathroom also needs repainting. It’s a purple color now and I have no clue what I was thinking when I picked out the color LOL. I’d like something a little more neutral.  I need to find something that will go with the silver fixtures too.  I will be spending sometime looking at ideas online. Then of course after I finish remodeling my bathroom, I need to remodel the main bathroom in the house.  I really would like to get a new tub and shower head. My daughter has her own bathroom and it’s small but it really needs some remodeling also. I don’t think it will cost that much to fix hers up. It just needs new fixtures like the other bathrooms.  It just seems like there’s so much that needs to be done in this house but not enough money to do it. I guess I will just have to focus on one room at a time. It may take awhile but hopefully, I’ll eventually have the house looking the way I want it.

It’s November, y’all!

It’s only the 1st week of November and I’ve already seen several Christmas commercials. Not to mention, Wal-mart had their Christmas trees up before Halloween.  That’s just crazy to me because I remember when Christmas decorations weren’t in stores until at least mid November.

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However, I guess I can’t really say anything because I’ve been thinking about listening to Christmas music.  When it comes to Christmas music, I like the classics.  The newer Christmas music just doesn’t feel that “Christmassy” to me. I am not going to put a Christmas tree up until after Thanksgiving though. I used to put one up the weekend before Thanksgiving, but last year we bought a live tree and most of the tree farms don’t open until Thanksgiving Day.  I am sure I am going to have a fun time trying to keep 2 preschoolers, 2 babies, 3 cats and a dog from letting their curiousness getting the best of them and bothering the tree. And no, all those kids are not mine. I have an inhome daycare and those are the 4 who are here all day, plus there’s one who gets off the bus here after school.  Then of course, I homeschool my younger two kids..Whew..I think I need to ask Santa for a vacation LOL.

 

well, hello there!

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

Just wanted to let everyone know about this great 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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