Monday, March 23, 2015

Big Hero 6

 If you've never seen Big Hero 6, or as my son calls it 6, you really should see it. But I must warn you your kid may become addicted to it, like mine. Lol.

    It's about this boy Hiro and this inflatable robot Baymax who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.  There's not much more I can say about it without giving away some of the story.

    It's super cute, has great music, and even has some good lessons in it. If you haven't watched it yet I hope you will soon.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Health > Sickness

Well yesterday was a pretty blah day for me. Headache, lightheaded, fever, nausea, total body ache, ...

Today I'm feeling better. I still have a headache and my body still aches some. But I'll take this over what I felt yesterday any day.

I felt like I could fall flat on my face any second yesterday, especially when standing. I've had that feeling before, but never when I was sitting down like yesterday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Schedule

Have you ever had to change your daily schedule? If no, it's not easy. For example I changed from sleeping 1 or 2am - 10am to 12am-6:30am.

If you know anything about me you know I love my sleep. I like to sleep often and for long hours lol. Having my son changed my ability to sleep as much as I wanted, which is a good thing really, except for when it comes to my weight. Hey can't eat if you're sleeping.

So why the change in schedule? Well, one and most important my son needs to be on a schedule. Two, I'm hoping this new schedule will help me to get more done in a day.

We woke up around 6:30 this morning and Seth just now fell asleep for his nap at 9:30ish. I'm a bit exhausted, but the point of the schedule was to get stuff done so as much as I'd love to nap too I'll take this time to get a few things done in the house.

With it being a new schedule I have no clue how well it will work to what I planned, but I guess I'll adjust what I have to adjust and go from there. But as I said he's napping and I need to do some stuff around the house so I hope you all have a great day, but I must go clean.

Beautiful Outdoors

Riding the 4-wheeler
We've had some great weather around here! It's been in the high 60's and low 70's *sigh* Seth and I have been spending a lot of time outside enjoying the weather and our backyard.
Here he's searching for rocks
We've had a great time outside enjoying the backyard and great weather. He loves being outside, playing with the leaves, rocks, his 4-wheeler, and our swing set. He's all boy lol. 

It's been so nice to get outside after how long we've been stuck inside. Hopefully the weather will hurry up and get warm.. and stay that way! It's supposed to be a bit cooler this week so we may be stuck inside again for a little while longer, but I'm thankful for the few days that the weather was warm enough to go out and enjoy.  

I hope you've all enjoyed the weather wherever you are and I hope you have a great day today! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rustic Candles

This is a simple, Dollar Tree DIY! My inspiration, Pinterest.
Here's what my first one looked like when I finished. Clearly this isn't a new candle. I have a candle I bought at the same time, but hadn't lit yet, that one I'm working on now and I'll update this post with a picture of it when I'm finished.

What you'll need:


Yes, both of those can be found at Dollar Tree (if you live in a small town you may want to try a bigger town's Dollar Tree). You'll also need a Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. 

Start at the bottom of the candle. Apply a dab of glue to the candle and press the twine into it. I didn't put the very beginning of the twine in the glue, I went about an inch into it. That way an inch of the twine was neatly tucked under the layers. You'll want to make sure the bottom of the candle has plenty of glue so the twine won't slip off. Wrap the twine around the candle, gluing every 2-3 inches, until you reach the desired height, cut and glue the tip. 
Keep in  mind you can do designs, patterns, or whatever you want. I chose to do a simple, full cover over most of the candle.  

So long as you already have the Glue Gun and Glue Sticks this DIY costs less than $2/each. It takes 10-15 minutes per candle depending on how much you glue.. and/or if you have cats attacking the twine. Lol.

I hope you've enjoyed this post! Have a great day!

This is what the second candle looks like

Adds a bit more than when they were plain white candles.

Friday, March 13, 2015


   I got some inspiration on a couple of things to blog about. Unfortunately they're kind of deep, heavy subjects that require some research and I have just not been feeling that well today.

  I came home from work hungry.. or as I was corrected by a friend on Facebook, Hangry. I bit my husband's head off because I was hungry and having a hard time focusing and he was trying to pay some bills. Obviously paying bills is important, but if you know me I don't function well when I'm hungry. I ended up with a low sugar from needing food and that put me in a bad, grumpy mood = Hangry (Hungry and angry, if you still hadn't figured it out lol)

  Anyways, after eating I felt somewhat better, but I have this awful headache that just doesn't want to go away.

I need sleep.

  So my deep, heavy posts will have to wait for another day when I can give my full attention to my researching.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to get a good post out. I hope you all have a great night!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

Jimmie Davis ~ You Are My Sunshine - YouTube:

'via Blog this'

I'm sure you know the children's song I'm talking about, You Are My Sunshine. I was singing Seth to sleep last night and I started thinking about the song and what it said and I suddenly had to know the origin of this song. So I did what I do best, I Googled it.

The song was wrote by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell. Although there's an article from 1990 that says the original song was written by Oliver Hood. It was first recorded in 1939. Did you know it was declared one of the state songs of Louisiana?!

Have you ever listened to the whole song? Link above if you haven't. I never knew it was a whole song with, you know, verses. I just thought it was some children's song that consisted of a chorus. If you listen to the words it's actually a sad song. Why on earth did we make such a sad song a children's song?

The Lyrics:
Verse 1
The other night, dear,
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I woke, dear,
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.

Verse 2
I'll always love you
And make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me
To love another
You'll regret it all some day


Verse 3
You told me once, dear
You really loved me
That no one else could come between
But now you've left me
And love another,
You have shattered all my dreams


Anyone else feel like crying after reading those lyrics?
We took something painful and turned it into a kid's song. Sure let me use your pain to lull my child to sleep. Don't get me wrong there's something beautiful about the song and I won't stop singing it just because I finally know what it's about, but it's still just so sad. Hopefully I haven't ruined the song for anyone.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Don't Sweat It

I'm going to talk about a not so fun subject, sweat. Gross, right? Unfortunately we all do it.  If you've ever seen me during church you know I'm constantly fanning. Sitting there sweating like a sinner in church LOL

We all know that sweat is a bodily function that helps to regulate our body temperatures, but did you know that there are other things that cause you to sweat?


-Emotional Stress
-The food you eat, gustatory sweating, is caused by eating/drinking spicy, caffeinated, or alcoholic food/beverages.
-Illness/Medication use. Cancer, fever/fever reducing drugs, infection, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), pain killers, synthetic thyroid hormones, complex regional pain syndrome (a rare chronic pain in the arms or legs)
-Salt. Our body will sweat to try to release the salt from our body, which is one of the reasons that cats and dogs like to lick us.


Sweating is controlled by the body's autonomic nervous system.

Our body's "normal" amount of sweat can be as much as a quart of fluid per day. One quart = 4 cups.

Sweat is mostly water, but about 1% of it is a combination of salt and fat.

We have an average of 3 million sweat glands. Did you know that there are different types of sweat glands? Eccrine sweat glands are all over the body and they release a lightweight, odorless sweat. Apocrine sweat glands are located at hair follicles such as the scalp, armpits, and groin and these release heavier, fat-laden sweat that carries a distinct odor. What causes the body odor is Apocrine sweat breaks down and mixes with the bacteria on our skin. Can we say, "Yuck!"

Tips to minimize sweating/make yourself more comfortable:

-Wear several light layers of clothing that allow your skin to breathe
-Remove layers as you heat up <-- all="" are="" don="" hot="" how="" layers="" lol="" matter="" not="" p="" please="" remove="" t="" you="">-Wash off dried sweat from your face and body for optimum comfort
-Change out of sweaty clothes to reduce the risk of bacterial or yeast infections
-Drink water and/or sports drinks to replace fluids and electrolytes
-Use deodorant
-Remove foods/drinks from your diet that cause sweating such as spicy, caffeinated, or alcoholic foods/drinks
-If it's caused by a medication have a talk with your doctor about an alternative.

If you feel you sweat to much you may have Hyperhidrosis and you should talk to your doctor.
There's also such a thing as not sweating enough and that's called Anhidrosis, which you should also talk to your doctor about.
It's not good to sweat to much, but it isn't good to sweat to little either. Guess it's a gross necessity.

I also guess that they're trying to tell me to lose weight, not drink pop and tea, have less salt intake, and stop being so self-conscience. Well there goes my norm. Lol.

The information I used was from

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My First Homemade, Two Layer Cake!

I've always loved cakes! I'd look at them and wish that I could make something so cool and now I've finally tried it!
I've gone most of my life not trying things out of fear of failing, but within the past few months I've decided I'm going to try all these things I've been wanting to do!
So here's how my cake turned out:
As you can see I'm not so great at icing a cake, but I enjoyed making it. It didn't taste to bad... I will however be looking for a different recipe because that one wasn't as good as I was expecting. 


Happy 25th Birthday To Me

It's my birthday!!!! Today I celebrate 25 years of life!

You know how people around their 40's+ are always talking about how fast time goes? With every year I understand a little more just how true that is.  Honestly I don't feel 25.. I'm not really sure how old I feel. When I'm asked my age my brain wants to say like 19, but most days I think I feel more like 30.

Ok, so for 25 years I'm going to list 25 things/people that I love and/or am obsessed with.. in no particular order.
*Note I kept it to 25 so not everything or everyone has been listed and if you aren't here it's not meant to hurt anyone. I love all my family!

1. Cats - They're so Purrfect. I have 3 and I love them all! If it didn't cost so much to have them I'm sure I'd have more. Well the cost and the husband doesn't want anymore lol.

2. Owls -  Woo wouldn't love something so cute? I mean sure they aren't all cute, but the ones that are, are really cute. I'd love to one day be able to pet one!

3. Guitars - Strumming at my heart strings! I've always wanted to play guitar and I'm actually teaching myself to play! I need a good guitar, but for now I'm just learning the basics so what I've got will do. Sorry Mom, I know you wanted me to play piano lol.

4. Hunger Games - Killer story. Lol. I love archery. One day I hope to learn!

5. Crocheting - I don't get to do this enough, but I do love it! There's just something so rewarding about finishing something you've started, your own design. I'm hoping to make myself a dress one day.

6. Blogging - Give me a good subject and I'll give you a good post. I've been finding lots of inspiration and I've really enjoyed searching for proof and giving my opinion on subjects. Though currently I blog just for myself it would be nice to one day have a blog that many others enjoy reading.

7. Facebook - Hello anti-social socialism. I'm a pretty shy person and here's how I know what's going on without actually having a conversation with anyone. I'm slowly coming more and more out of my shell with each year. Hopefully one day I will no longer need Facebook to feel apart.

8. Baking - Cakes & Cupcakes are my jam LOL! I'm going to bake my first homemade, first 2 layer cake today with homemade frosting.

9. Youth - I can see the "huh?" faces already lol My passion/burden is the youth (ages 12-18ish) I'm hoping to eventually start helping with the youth at church. Maybe one day I'll go for Psychology to counsel these ages.

10. My nephews and nieces - The more time goes on the more I realize just how important family is. And I have some pretty awesome nephews and nieces. I hope they all realize that even though I'm not outgoing and I don't see them a lot that I really do love them and that I'm here for them if ever they need me.

11. Party Decor - I love helping put thing together for parties! Esp with my mom. We come up with some pretty awesome things together. I love seeing a bunch of tablecloths, lights, ribbon, streamers, balloons, etc become something beautiful.

12. Lights - Yep, I said lights. I love Christmas light, white and/or colored, it doesn't matter. They're just so pretty! Lets hang them everywhere!! Who's with me?

13. Photography - I don't get out to take a lot of pictures, but I sure do love taking them. One day I hope to have my own photography decorating my walls

14. DIY - I LOVE DIY.. unfortunately that takes time, tools, money, etc. One day I will DIY all the things that I've been wanting to do! Lamps, tables, art, etc.

15. Home decor - I wish I had the money to do all the things I'm wanting to do! Only problem is that I like so many different styles that I have a hard time settling on one. One day my house shall be fabulous!

16. The number 13 - It's so often called unlucky, just like black cats. Guess what.. I love them both. Why do I love such an "unlucky" number? I don't know, maybe because so many others don't. It'd nice to like something that goes against the norm sometimes.

17. God - The more you look into the scriptures, the more you believe, the more faith you allow to grow, the more you focus on Him the better He becomes. Always faithful, always supplies our needs. He knows every tear we've cried and every hair on our head. He's a great, on time God.

18. Chinese food - Hunan chicken, pork fried rice, etc. I could eat this almost every day for the rest of my life. Hard to believe they had such a hard time getting me to try it 21 years ago. One day I will learn to fix at least one Chinese meal!

 Have you noticed a trend yet? I'm in this whole trying new things kick.   Which brings me to #19

19. Trying new things - This is new to me. I'm suddenly wanting to try all these things I've wanted to do, but was to afraid to fail at before. There are quite a few things so it's going to take a while to do them all.

20. Clothes - I've always loved clothes. Unfortunately most of mine no longer fit from all the weight I'd gained. You should see my Amazon wish list, I have like 4-5 pages full of clothes that I cannot wait to buy! Oh the possibilities! The different colors to match, the different sides of me I can show,...

21. Pinterest - I love being able to go to one place and find a thousand different ideas for a hundred different things!

22. Horses - I have ALWAYS loved horses. I used to beg for mom to buy me a horse. I wouldn't have the time to take care of one now, but I wouldn't mind going riding sometime this year. Hint, hint...

23. Bling - Yes, I love bling. I'd put diamonds on everything if I could!

24. My mom - She's not just my mom, she's my best friend.
She's such a strong person. I've secretly (not so secretly now) always wondered if I could ever be as strong as she is. She's gone through so much in her life and she's always come out stronger than she was before. She's such a great example!

25. Seth - I just couldn't imagine my life without my "little" bundle of joy. He may drive me nuts sometimes, but he's the cutest, most lovable little guy. I've had plenty of days that the only thing that kept me going was him. 

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Parenting In The Pew

No, I'm not talking about parenting as a Christian apposed to someone who doesn't attend church. I'm talking about the struggles of parenting a child in a church service.
If you've had a kid(s) and attend church you know the struggle of trying to correct your child and not draw attention to yourself. We hear stories of parents pinching arms, pulling ears, and whispering threats and we laugh, but it isn't so funny when we're the one having to do it. 

Sunday night Seth was in this noisy, not going to listen mood and in the middle of church service I'm not going to give my stern "Seth" So I try The Look and I point (with The Look). I try giving him things to keep him occupied, quiet, and sitting still.. nothing works the way I'm wanting. Well this is where threatening whispering comes in. If you know kids you know if you go to tell them something they don't want to hear or if they feel you're going to take something from them they back away. So instead of being able to simply lean towards him and whisper I'm having to grab his jacket and pull him to me just to simply whisper that he needs to be quiet, sit down, etc.

***Let me take this moment to say I applaud all the parents out there who go to church service after service just them and their kid(s) having no help throughout the services, especially if the kid is active!***

Having a kid and going to church isn't so bad when you have family and friends to help. I normally have 2-3 family members who help me with Seth and I'm SOO thankful. But Sunday night it was just Seth and I. Don't get me wrong I know that going to church is the right thing. I know that Seth and I need to be there, but services like Sunday night I can't help but feel like being there is pointless. All I wanted was for Seth to sit in my lap and be quiet so that I could pay attention to service, but instead I spent all my time focused on him and ended up completely out of touch with the service. I felt like the services lasted hours longer and I ended up feeling more drained than when I first walked in. I left having received nothing. Thank God that isn't typically how services go for me!

Every kid will at some point do something during service that you wish they wouldn't. And what do you do?

Your options are:
A. Correct them, which may force a little attention on you and make you feel like a bad parent because it's your kid being the pain. Correcting may or may not work the first time.
B. Ignore the issue, allowing your child to be a disruption and actually be a bad parent.

I choose A. But with the way people are today you never know what parenting style is going to offend the people around you. Personally I have no problem with timeout, spanking (spanking not beating!), taking away a toy, threatening to take away a toy, dirty looks, or whispering. But the whole time I'm trying to get him to behave I'm wondering, "Do the people around me think I'm handling this ok?", "Do they think I'm a bad parent?", "Are they wishing I'd take him out of the service?", "How loud does he sound from where they're sitting?", etc. I'm sure all parents have felt this way at least once.

Do I have any solutions? No. But.....

Good news parents!!!! This stage doesn't last forever! Every parent before us has gone through exactly what we're going through and look, they made it! So choose A. Correct that adorable, little pain in the rear. Ignore the things going through your head about what other people think because you know that correcting them is better than ignoring the problem. And remember this stage will be over before you know it... and amazingly one day you will miss it.

So take a moment with me to cry about your baby growing up ....................................................You done?.............................................................

Keep calm and parent from the pew!

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." -Proverbs 22:6

International Women's Day (IWD)

Happy International Women's Day, ladies! I hope you're all having a fantastic day.

Did you know that this was something celebrated? I didn't until this morning. So in honor of I.W.D. I thought I'd blog on the origin. I've collected my information from

Initially it was called International Working Women's Day.
Celebrated every year on March 8th.
The earliest observation was February 28th, 1909 in New York, the Socialist Party of America organized it in remembrance of the 1908 strike of The International Ladies Garment Worker's Union.
It was started as a general acknowledgement of respect, appreciation, and love towards women as celebration of women's economic, political, and social achievements.
In some regions the day lost it's political flavor and became a day for people to express their love for women in ways similar to Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Some people celebrate by wearing Purple Ribbons.

Well, maybe next year I'll remember this and wear my own purple ribbon! (I wouldn't hold my breath, since my memory is so bad)

So happy International Women's Day!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Past

People often want to hold onto the past. What most of them don't realize is that holding onto the past can't hurt you and can also hurt those around you.

Remembering the past is one thing. Looking back at good times is not a bad thing, but don't live your life there.
Remembering bad things that happened can sometimes help you keep from making the same mistake in the future, but don't live there.

We have friends who come and go. Sometimes we try to hang onto people that are no longer relevant in our lives. When I say they're no longer relevant I mean that sometimes these people hurt us or hinder us, but we're so used to having them there that we cling to what we know instead of doing what's best for us and for those around us.

We can also hold onto past hurts. We hold onto what people have done to us, we hold on to past failures, we hold onto things that, yes, they happened, yes, it stinks, but that can push us away from a good future and that can push good people away from us.

Each and every one of us have a story that is all our own. What we do with that story is up to us. We can let it make us better or bitter. It's your choice. I hope you choose well.

Friday, March 6, 2015


I saw a Facebook post today.. Notice most of my inspiration comes from Facebook posts?...What it was about makes me sick! University students who are signing petitions to legalize abortion after the child has been born. They call it "fourth-trimester" abortion. Currently it's illegal in all 50 states, as it should be!

I've posted the link so you can read the post yourself. The Editor of the post is with all of us who call abortion what it is, murder.

Furthermore there's talk of legalizing killing kids that are around the age of 2 or 3. I don't have the post to that one, but I've heard about it enough to know that someone is plotting it.

I can't tell you from personal experience what having an abortion is like, but I can tell you that every person who's come out saying they had one has said that it haunts them and that they regret it.

I can tell you that it's murder.

I've pulled a tiny bit of information on fetal development from

The first month ends with the baby's brain, heart and spinal cord developing.

In the second month, the baby is less than an inch long. The heart starts beating regularly, and the arms and legs begin to develop as small buds. The umbilical cord is visible, and by the end of the second month, the baby will start to develop fingers and toes.

Read more :

I am sickened at the fact that people think this is ok, that murder is ok. That they can have this baby, this person, growing inside of them and kill it. It makes me cry. I've literally been over here crying.

In case you are unaware of what happens during an abortion here's a link to a Youtube video that explains with illustration what happens to the baby.
Next time you see a baby you remember this video and you tell me if what they're doing is ok!

I can tell you as a mother that there's no greater love or bond that I've ever felt with a person in my life than with my son. The mere thought of my son no longer in my life, be it through death or separation, literally hurts my heart.. I feel physical pain at just the thought. If these people could feel what I feel abortion wouldn't exist, they would truly see it for what it is, murder.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Share Amber Alerts

Someone recently asked if they were a bad person for not sharing Amber Alerts. Now I wouldn't say that someone is a bad person for not sharing them, but take a minute and think about it...

What if this missing person was your child, your sibling, your nephew/niece, a friend's kid, etc? If it was someone you loved wouldn't you want people to share it? I would.

Someone commented on this person's post and said, "I didn't share it because I live in  (a state far away) ." Once again lets think about this.

This kid could have been kidnapped, ran away, could be with some murderer, or rapist.. you don't know who has them or where they are. They could be in the same town they disappeared from or they could be states away.

No matter how far away you are you should share it. Even if you live far away you could have a friend who lives close who see's this person or you could see this person. Who knows, you could save their life.

I have to admit before I had my son, I never thought about it that way. Once you have a kid you understand the need to protect your kid and this overwhelming love that you have for them and you start thinking about how you'd feel if it was your kid.  I know I'd be desperate, crushed, totally heartbroken...

I'm not saying that you're a bad person if you haven't shared. I'm just hoping that this will cause you to think about it a little differently and start sharing them from now on.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Renter's Application / Tips

So you're looking to rent. You've found a place you might like or you're just  hoping someone will have something that will fit you so you're going from place to place. Now you have to fill out an application.
Most landlords now have you fill out an Application. Why? Good question. One it tells them a bit about you. Name, age, current landlord, employer, how much money you make, etc. Two they use said information to look you up online and see your background. Criminal history, evictions, etc. You may be wondering why they need to know how much you make. Believe it or not it's not to be nosy. They want to make sure that you'll make enough to pay rent and be able to still afford your other bills and food.

 So I'll type up a rough draft of what the application might look like (for those who don't know).

Interested in:_____________________

First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Maiden Name:
Birthday: (Month/day/year)
Have you ever rented from (Renter):
If yes, where?: 

How many kids living with you?:

Pets:                           If so, what kind?:

Current Address:
Current Landlord:
Landlord's Phone Number:
Rent Amount:  (weekly or monthly)
How long have you lived there:

Previous Address:
Previous Landlord:
Previous landlord's phone number:

Income: (Weekly or monthly) 
1st/2nd/3rd shift

Are you 18 or older?
Have you ever been court evicted?
Have you been convicted of a felony?
Are you a member of the Armed Forces or National Guard? 

Phone number:

Every place will have a different looking application, but this is just some of what to expect. 

If something doesn't apply to you put N/A. Why? It looks better and the landlord will know that you didn't just miss/skip the question. Example: A man filling out the Application would put N/A next to Maiden name because a man's last name doesn't change so it doesn't apply to them.

For the Interested In you'll need to either put one of that renters places that you're interested in or what you need. For example: a couple with a kid will need to put 2 bdrm (or more if you want more). If you are specifically looking for a house specify 2 bdrm house. If you prefer a house, but it isn't an absolute have to put 2 bdrm house preferred (but not necessary).

About the middle name. Some of you may ask why that's necessary. Reason is you may have a common name and having your middle name helps make sure that we are looking at your information and not some other John/Jane Doe. Wouldn't you love for a landlord to pin an eviction on you that wasn't yours? Or pin a criminal record on you that wasn't yours? I wouldn't.

About current or previous landlord info. They ask because if they have a question about you as a tenant (If you're clean, pay your rent on time, good tenant, etc.) Most of the time landlords don't call your previous landlord, but they might. 

About evictions. If you are currently being evicted you would answer this with a yes. Why? Because if you say no because the eviction hasn't gone through yet, but they find out you're going through an eviction you'll look like a liar. So yes, even if it isn't final just say yes!


If you have an appealing background keep it that way! It's not easy for people with a bad background check to get a place to rent. There are plenty of ways to get through life and have fun without having a bad background. 
If you're having trouble with a job, theft isn't the answer. You fill out job application after job application, talk to your family, friends, neighbors maybe they'll have some job that they'd be willing to pay you to do (painting, mow the lawn, move some boxes, babysit, clear their drive of snow, etc.) Talk to some churches they may have some work for you to do and if they don't maybe they'd be willing to write you a $25 or more check to help out. There's always a choice.  

Some of you may have a not so appealing background aka criminal record, evictions, etc. if that's the case, don't lie. That doesn't help you at all. Remember they look up the information so they know what your background is. Lying to them makes you automatically untrustworthy and no one wants to rent to someone that lies to them. If you lie about your background whose to say you aren't lying about paying your rent? See what I mean? If you have evictions that aren't P.I.F. (Paid in full) call that landlord and pay it off. If you can't pay off the full amount start a payment plan with them. Landlords would rather you pay $20/month on your back due than have you not paying at all. And that also makes you look better. If you've set up a payment plan, most landlords would like to see that you've been consistently paying the previous landlord(s) at least for a few months (probably more like 6 months) before they feel anywhere near ok renting to you. They will want proof that you're paying so have that landlords phone number and, if you can, a print out letter or pay sheet from the landlord proving that you've paid. The way a landlord sees it is if you left owing them money you'll probably do the same to me. No one wants to rent to someone who won't pay their rent.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Believing Isn't Enough

Let's talk about what the Bible has to say about the Holy Ghost.

 "He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied." -Acts 19:2-6

Believing isn't enough to be saved, it's only a part. Even Satan and his demons believe in God. The scripture clearly asks if you received the Holy Ghost since you first believed. Why would it ask if it wasn't important? In the scripture they were baptized in Jesus name. And when they received the Holy Ghost they spoke in tongues, which is the evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost. 

Still need more proof? Keep reading...

A little about tongues.

When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontusand Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” - Acts 2:6-11

When you speak in tongues, you're speaking a language that you do NOT know. It could be Spanish, Chinese, French, or any other language. But what language it is isn't important (Although I am a bit curious what mine is) what's important is that you received the Holy Ghost and that God is living inside of you. Speaking in tongues is giving God the reign over your tongue. You open your mouth and let God take control. So whatever comes out let it out, it's going to sound funny, but it will be the most amazing experience. Best gift you'll ever receive and the best decision you'll ever make.

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37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. - Acts 2:37-39

God hasn't stopped calling people! If you say you're a preacher than you'll often say/hear that you're CALLED of God. God has CALLED us to be His followers that means me, that means you. Saint or sinner you were CALLED. We are CALLED, we are chosen! 

Someone, some average Joe, somewhere in history decided that the Holy Ghost and Baptism weren't necessary. But see the scripture below! 
JOHN 3:5"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom
of God."
 Notice I didn't say it, my Pastor didn't say it. JESUS said it! Born of the water = baptism. Born of the Spirit = Receiving the Holy Ghost/speaking in tongues.

Keep going.. I know it's long, but it's important!

Lets talk about Baptism!...

The scripture say to baptize in Jesus name. 
His name is Jesus not the Father, Son and, The Holy Ghost. Those are titles 
The name of the Father, Jesus. The name of the son, Jesus. The name of the Holy Ghost, Jesus.
Also sprinkling is not being baptized. One day some regular Joe decided that was ok. Real baptism is to be fully submerged under the water and in Jesus name

Let's talk about confession/praying...

One there's not one place in the Bible that says to pray to Mary. She didn't die for your sins so why would you pray to her? 

Two you no longer have to go to a Pastor, preacher, priest to talk to God. 
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; - Matthew 27:50-51 
If you know much about scripture at all the veil was in place and only the priest could go behind it. Once Jesus dies the veil was ripped giving us access to God without a priest.

Let's talk about Oneness just a bit...

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
So Jesus says that He, Jesus, and His Father, God, are ONE. Well if Jesus says They're one then that goes to prove that all the scriptures saying "One Lord", "One God" is really saying there's no trinity.

Sorry I know some of this is going to be jumping from thing to thing and maybe out of order. This was supposed to be this simple post about you can't just believe in God to be saved, but the more scriptures I used for proof the more things I realized needed to be explained as well. And there's WAY more to explain, but this, this is the start. 
This was a long post, but a necessary post. 

If you didn't know it now you do, if you still need more proof read your Bible, and if you have questions feel free to ask!

Name One Thing You Can't Live Without

I saw a post on Facebook that said Name One Thing You Can't Live Without. Well first thing that came to mind was "Duh, Jesus", but them I remembered it said thing and He's a person. Then I thought "Oh I know! Love!", but I wouldn't really call that a thing either, more a feeling.

When I think of a "thing" I think of a cell phone, microwave, chair, lamp, door, etc... something that you can touch, but that isn't living.

Once I realized what I think of when I think of a thing I remember a skit done by a friend and some others that was about needs. In the skit they went through and said things like "I need a radio", "I need a bed" I need this and I need that" in the end they pointed out that a need is something that you CAN'T live without.

Let's be honest there aren't many things that we CAN'T live without. We may not want to live without some things like a cell phone, laptop, bed, house, books, etc. But we can live without all those things.

Now we can't live without food, water, and air. Air kind of goes against my being able to feel a thing, but it's definitely a must.

But let's be honest the only "thing" (not really a thing) that we can't live without is God. Why? Because He created us and food, water, and air.. and everything else. Without Him we wouldn't exist.  

Monday, March 2, 2015


Up until about a week ago I had no idea what a hematoma was. Do you know what it is? If not you will in a minute. A hematoma is something that dogs and cats get, typically dogs. It's where the animal scratches it's ear or shakes it's head and vessels in the ear burst and the ear becomes swollen and full of liquid aka blood from the burst vessels, typically due to an infection of the ear. if not treated quickly it can cause the animals ear to be deformed, instead of stand pointed it will be wider and lay lower.

Miss Toots has it. Go figure it's rare in cats, but mine gets it. So she had a procedure to drain the fluid and they cleaned her ear. It wasn't cheap, but it was necessary. Well the front of her ear is swollen again. She now needs to go back and have it drained again. I'm sure they'll charge us.. again.

I'm posting this to raise awareness. Check your pets ears. If there's any gunk clean it out so it won't get infected. I'd say to check it at minimum once a month. If they have a lot of gunk and it keeps coming back take them to a vet, I bet it will be cheaper now than when it gets infected and you have to pay for the procedure.

Keep Calm & Love Your Fur Babies! <3 p="">

5 lbs down!

It may not be a lot. I may not  definitely don't fit into my old clothes. But still I am so happy to be 5 lbs lighter. And that it's staying off!