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SG9


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Our smart indoor gardens take care of plants automatically by making sure that they have enough water, light and nutrients at all times.

We have over 45 different plants to choose from.

so this is a click and earn site.

if you sign up and get ten friends to sign up then you get a free 3 pack plant garden

and so on and so on, I have read the information and the blog seems really legit so, Click and Grow with me!!!

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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3 weeks


So, I have exactly 3 weeks left to my wedding. My body is swollen so my dress is about 3 inches to small. I still have tons of decorations to make , all the guys need clothes, divorce papers so we can get licensed, don’t have enough food yet for the pot luck, don’t have enough chairs yet, I do, have my bouquet finished, (I think) I have added a couple things since I took the pic but, will be doing that prob all the time till then. Lol. OCD thing!!

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New light


In the past eight months exactly sept 1, there have been so many drastic changes in my life. All for the better in one way or another.

I met my soul mate, again.

We bought a house

We moved in together which means a new town and new school, all new streets and neighbors.

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer to add to my list of health issues.

They removed all the cervical cancer!

Learning to DIY everything from windows to floors to lights and faucets!

I have never had my own yard nevermind an acre! !

Getting married in one month and 14 days, doing almost all of it ourselves.

My life hasn’t been the worst but I have seen my share of horror and evil in this world and believe everything in my life has been preparing me for this, my happy ending.

I struggled to be a disabled mom and dad to my son’s who I wanted to grow to be healthy and happy young men going out to live full lives as adults and not feeling the need to compensate for what they didn’t have as boys. A father, money, a home and a mother who wasn’t sickly. My focus has been on myself and my family mentally and emotionally for so long that once my older son left home for school, I felt a little lost. My other boy is 14, 6 feet tall and full of confidence as to who he is. That’s when David came into my life after 25 years. I realized he was gods way of saying,” it’s ok to find love and let go, be happy, let all that work pay off,” and that’s exactly what it has been like for 8 months.

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Cancer free


It is with great emotion that I tell you, I was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. They immediately started on removing it. I had two different proceedings done and after my second , they say it’s all gone!

I am STILL remodeling my house, still planning a backyard wedding for October 14 and then this, I was more frustrated that I had to remain in bed for a week than anything else! Lol  it just never crossed my mind they would fail. I was just not worried, I new, I just had that feeling inside that it was all going to be ok and they would get rid of it all. I was in bed with no problems for the first three days, then on day four I moved around a bit, day five- more and on day 6 was put back to bed rest. Pushed it. Yesterday was day one week and I’m still trying to be easy but it’s so hard with everything else going on.

I still have a , I guess u could say, dormant mass inside my intestines that has just stayed there, not changing, not growing, not doing anything. It’s been there for a few years and the concern has always been with major surgery and how my body would handle it. This was not a major surgery but it was still pretty invasive, I think I handled it just fine. The Dr don’t want to mess with it if they don’t have to, I can see y.

I start with a new primary care next week and am very excited. I have been dealing with so much unknown that it’s got me frustrated, I’m hoping a new set of eyes will finally find me some answers.

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Stainless steel sinks


Wish I remembered to take a before shot, my sink was covered in drywall mud, paint, sawdust, it was awful and I could not see it as a cleaning tool!! Now I don’t use chemicals as much as possible so I took out my vinegar and baking soda. 

Put in the plug, dusted it all over with powder and poured just enough vinegar in to make a paste with. As you scrub with it you can see it turns brown if the sink was bad like mine anyway. I hate that sticky type feeling stainless sinks gets on the sides. You can let it set if u need it to get through like on paint, or just scrub. I use my hands but u could use whatever u want. After just rinse repeat if u need to for spots u may have missed. 

Just a cheap, quick and non chemical alternative.


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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.