Ibotta review


So, usually don’t recommend any of these but,,, I was totally unprepared when I did a quick stop at the store, opened the app in my truck, clicked on a few things and then went in, after I just uploaded my receipt and BOOM, 9.25 in cash back!! Ya me!! Lol. I actually really like this app, its an easy to use, cash back rewards app. David has it on his phone as well so we earn together. I have to say I am impressed. Use my referral code, apdhdky, and you can get a $10 welcome bonus. Sign up at https://ibotta.com/r/apdhdky

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A new Era? ?


While planning my wedding there are things that have come to my attention that I have found rather bothersome.

Unless u r looking to spend 300 or more to rent a party tent, u r out of luck if it rains. They sell these, party tents, all over on ebay or amazon and they run from 30 to 2,000. But almost ever one I read states they are for sun protection and not made for wind or rain… So, that means if u plan an outside wedding and it rains, u r out of luck??? Really??? That just doesn’t work for me. Lots of people want to be outside but can’t afford a large tent that is wind and rain proof. 300, that’s just for a small one. Why does it have to cost thousands of dollars to have a nice , beautiful wedding ?? They say to save money, no caterers, ok, family or local places. No photographer’s, ok, family and friends snap away, “we r doing this” they do have excellent photo shops now but of course that’s another 50 or so. For music, go local, friends or make your own recording , I’m lucky that david is a former band member and has all we need for that, but then you are still looking at , flowers, real ones r very costly since u need a lot! The grooms clothes are not usually on hand and same with the dress. I think the Era of the DIY wedding is upon us! Brides are doing more themselves and I can see why!!

I bothers me how much you need to spend to have a wedding these days.I know it used to have traditionally the brides parents pay and all the old things that went with weddings but now u have people who are doing it more than once . It isn’t easy to do on a tight budget but I think I can safely say I will be under 1,000 when we r done. Here’s hoping!!! October 14 is coming quick!!

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Wedding update


I got my dress, can’t try it on with out another set of hands and sent out a 911 on Friday to all my friends. Nothing yet.

We got a 10 x 30 wedding tent and a white tarp so we will have a space of 10 x 60 if it rains. If not we will b even better.

Wanted a reception and had people suggest a pot luck so we are working on that. I have my bouquet started. We still need to get more chairs, need to go back to augusta and get copy of my divorce papers so we can get the license, david hasn’t started on his stuff at all, alter, clothes, stumps. We are going fancy rustic. Birch wood log alter, like a bunch of stuff to match.

Going with just royal blue and white decor, making it all myself. Still need the cake.

Two days short of a month left!!!

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Update


On the house!!! Lol. It’s almost to the stage of decorating, still have boxes to unpack and haven’t found all the China cabinet stuff from the boys yet but, it’s coming along nice. Of course there is wedding stuff everywere!!!

David found this chair for me, it’s just like the one I lost in the fire 2 weeks before Jacobs first birthday. (19 now) I loved rocking him in it. It fits in perfectly with the house.

We found a pot rack to put up in the kitchen, can’t wait to get to painting in here but, and don’t mind the fish hook lol, it was a, just put it there, kind of thing!!!

Decided on were to put the China cabinet and the mirror over it. I still haven’t been able to get it the way I want with the knick knacks and things till I find them all. All the things the boys have made me over the years go in first. Then I will decide on unused space.

Found this for 10.! It’s on wheels and solid. Needs some love and new pulls but it’s going to be perfect for the extra bed sheets and things. For now this is the laundry room, but someday it’s going to b the new bathroom.

And, finally this huge wicker set of loveseat, 2 chair, rocking chair, 2 end tables and plant stand to match a stool a shelf and a hanging plant holder that we had already. I love it! Felt like we stole it at 70.! Cushions are moldy so have to fix that but still!!!

Going to b a great sunporch! Neeeeds paint!!! Not much for the peachy color it is now. Lol

So, that’s what’s up here!!!

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Wedding!!!


I’m not tearing out my hair. I’m not running on an empty bank account. I’m not going big and fancy.

I am making all my decorations myself. I am getting my dress for under 100.! Hopefully with no needed alterations. I am buying a 10 x 30 tent and we have a very large white tarp we are adding to it. I am using my back yard , we are making tables and putting white sheets over them. I have royal blue as my color and the October colors will lend a hand, I hope.

I still need to figure out, photos, video, flowers, chairs and my hubby needs his suit. I still need to decide on, a reception – appetizers, deserts, Snax kinda thing? Ask guests to bring things? Would that be weird? Then we need plates, drink ware and a cake. I want a cake but how to do that and not have to do all of the other stuff?

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Pre-med!!


Never will I be ready to watch you leave. The day you arrived was the day my life truly began. Never could I have imagined my boy would grow to such a wonderful young man, never because I doubted you but in doubt of myself. I am so proud of my son. At 19 he has the next 12 years planned out. God willing they will go as such, I loved having him home with us for the 4th and as usual breaks my heart when he leaves. My son, pre-med. 

Time flies


Moving time is here. My poor man is exhausted. It’s been a push everyday to get it all done. We ended up having to hire a couple guys to move all the big stuff into the uhaul but my son and my fiance had to unload themselves. 

I haven’t been posting much as I been running and moving but things will get back on track after this weekend and I will post more and more pictures from the renovation and more about, well, everything!!  Having a wedding in October, wow! Need to do that stuff. Assassin’s. Lol. See u soon.

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So tired of being tired


Hi, I haven’t posted in a bit with all the choas going on at the moment but here’s an update. 

We are still in the apartment until school gets out June 16. I couldn’t see moving my son with only one month left to a new school. 

The house, we took out a wall, have refinished 4 floors so far, layed down 2 more, replaced some electrical wiring that was so old it was crumbly. Took out panelling all over the place, changed out lights and put up ceiling fans, cleaned up a garden that was started in front of the house, tore out wallpaper,  and a lot of clean up. During this whole process packing and sorting through a 3 bedroom apt with full basement and 8 years of junk. 

During this whole process my soon to be has worked his reg full time job of about 60 hours plus has a side job installing decks and some windows and has been the only muscle to move me. My son being 14 and lazy only helps when necessary and I’m not allowed to do much lifting, carrying, moving , climbing, etc. Etc. 

I feel so bad all the time because even if he let me I know I still don’t get as much done on a day as a normal healthy person does. My sleep is awful, I don’t get even a quarter of the REM sleep needed for anyone never mind me. I’m always fighting a cold or pain or something that were me down even more. It’s been about 20 years since I was diagnosed with Addisons and my health has just gone down hill from there but I don’t even remember normal anymore. I’m always tired and it’s so frustrating esp when I have so much to do. I take extra vit c and was just put on a vit d regimen but, I’m still tired.