Sunday, July 30, 2017

My Top 5 Favorite Items From Trader Joe's





COOKIE BUTTER



Cookie Butter this is hands down my favorite thing they I can add it to pretty much anything, 
I put this on toast and pancakes it's so dam good!!



KONA COFFEE SHORTBREAD COOKIES

Trader Joe’s Kona Coffee Half-Dipped Shortbread Cookies ... These are my favorite cookie and I am not if they make them anymore. I hope they do they are sooo good~!

CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST


We love homemade pizza and this gives us a little less bread and more veggies
 I love this for pizza nights. I like to stock up on this for more of a healthy meal 

ORGANIC SHELLS AND CHEESE



Our household always has this stocked it's something my daughter loves and it's a great deal being organic and a 1.99 (It tastes like the Annie's Mac and Cheese)


CHARLES SHAW WINE



I do really love this wine the only issues are they sometimes it gives me a headache but it works great for cooking and for a tasty wine and easy on the pocketbook. 
Friday, July 21, 2017

Share the Five Signs #ChangeMentalHealth

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To know the Five Signs of emotional suffering and to change the culture surrounding
mental health, mental illness, and wellness for my family, friends, neighbors, and myself.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

I Am Here!



These last few weeks have been really hard for me so I do apologize for no blog post of really importance till now. I wanted to share an update with everyone on how I am feeling and what's been going on. I finally made an appt with someone that I think that can help with my flashbacks and help me get better. I have been putting away my feeling for so long I don't always think the things that have happened to me really did happen. I do fit all the traits of someone with depression and PTSD and it's hard to say that out-loud I hate myself for it. I don't want to call myself brave or strong I am just a person who noticed that I couldn't live like this anymore. I have a small child and I want to make sure she is a strong and happy child I need to be that mother to her. I am also stressing again if you ask me questions about what's going on I am not going to tell you much. (so stop asking questions please)


                                               

 Its such a personal and sensitive subject for me I don't feel like everyone needs to know my horror story. I prefer to leave that to my husband and therapist. I haven't always been a private person but as I have noticed these issues spiral out of control I need to find some way to control it and this is the way how. I had a rough day yesterday that I haven't ever had I didn't want to get out of bed or do anything I did however spend time with my daughter and we played games but my mind wasn't here I was lost in my thoughts and sadness. Today is a better day but not fixed. I wanted to share my struggles as I know many people reading this have dealt with rough patches in their past and also have children you can't stop for kids. I also don't let my daughter see me upset I think this helps and I am good at hiding that mommy isn't feeling well today. I am still here I am still me.. I am just me trying to cope with the horrible things that happened to me as a child. So please stick around I have some fun things to share a new photo series just for you folks.. !! that's a little brightness I can share today.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bacon and Chives Pasta Recipe

8 Strips Cooked bacon, Chopped 
Handful of fresh chives, Chopped 
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese 

1 Pound of Pasta, any kinda (we like veggie or whole grain).

Cook pasta according to directions.
Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces, sautee in pan until crispy.
Chop chives into short pieces. 

 Butter pasta, and scoop into bowls.
Sprinkle on bacon, chives, and cheese to taste.
Serves 6.
  

(updated) You can also add (pancetta ) 
We love this meal, it's simple and fast after a busy work or school day


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Money Saving Tips Series!!!



I wanted to start a NEW SERIES-MONEY SAVING TIPS A great example is I found a dress with an original tag priced at 350 dollars and I got it for a 1.00 yes that's right one 1.00. I seem to always find good deals and savings either at the grocery store or shopping. I will be sharing with you some of my favorite sites I personally use to save money and plan to share a weekly menu example that we use for a family of 3. I find it my mission to save money when I can and I use coupons discounts and even clearance items as a new way to try new things.


 I am still going to be sharing my Budget Meals Series as well and adding more to it! Here is the link to that page BUDGET MEALS

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Taco Mac & Cheese Budget Meal






Sunday, July 2, 2017

Trip to Aspen!!!



A few weekends ago we got the pleasure to go to Aspen for free for two nights! So we did I had to share we had a great time it's a high class town with a more night life than what we are use to. I wanted to share some photos of that trip. I haven't gotten down to edit everything but wanted to share it's beauty. I did a little light shopping on a budget shopping trip and found two pairs of Manolo Blahnik shoes one pair that fits me and I am keeping the other I am selling! 







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