4 Day Countdown To One Year Anniversary – Communication

Making Memories Countdown to One Year Anniversary Brandy & Mike

The learning how to communicate for the first time with someone who isn’t backing out, who is in this for the long haul has probably been one of the most difficult parts of our relationship for me. You see, I can talk your ear off, I am great at rambling but when it comes to having an actual conversation that could seem to be a confrontational topic I either shutdown or get defensive. It’s just how I have always been with certain topics. When it comes to a relationship, I am Mom and I am me, it’s been so many […]

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5 Day Countdown – To One Year Anniversary

About Brandy Ellen

This coming Saturday will be our one year anniversary and boy it seems like portions flew by while other days went by slowly. We have had ups and we have had downs. There are many things about this relationship that were new for both of us. For starters, I never had much luck trying to date someone who didn’t have their own kids in the past. It just wasn’t something I had felt like venturing into again. I also ended up not having such luck dating someone with kids. To be fair, it seems I have had a blend of […]

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Sometimes You Have to Step Away From Family #siblings

Sometimes You Have to Step Away From Family

There’s a huge piece of me that believes you stick by family regardless of who they are, decisions they make and how they treat you. As time has gone on and I near the age of 35, have a great work from home business that I built from the ground up and three kids to think about, I have realized family isn’t what I always thought it was. There is something more to be said about having a family member who is constantly selfish and does nothing but drain you each time you are around them. I hate that I […]

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Go For Gold: Add A Touch Of Luxury To Your Bedroom

Go For Gold: Add A Touch Of Luxury To Your Bedroom

If you want to add a bit of luxury to your home, then the bedroom should be the first priority. This is the place you relax in at the end of a long day and that splash of luxury could be the difference between you getting a good night’s kip and not. Nothing quite says luxury more than gold either. But that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Do this badly and you could end up with a gaudy or over the top room that undermines what you were trying to achieve. So, how do you do this properly? Consider the bed […]

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Let Me Tell You a Little Story About Anxiety #blogginggroove

Let Me Tell You a Little Story About Anxiety

The pain of walking into a store alone, it was so real. To this day I can feel the depths of the dagger that twisted into my stomach with the mere thought of walking into a public location alone. I recall my mother not fully understanding how I could not just walk into the store or the bank, memory can’t bring back which it was. To my mom I am sure it seemed like a mere simple task, you get out of the car and walk into the place, but inside I was dying. Living with Anxiety The stigma of […]

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The Benefits Of Weighted Blankets

The Benefits Of Weighted Blankets

Everyone needs a little comforting once in a while, and this is why many families are turning to weighted blankets. Companies such as Weighted Blankets Plus take pride in offering blankets that are cozy and calming for everyone. Here are the benefits of using weighted blankets. Weighted Blankets Offer A Calming Effect For Disorders A weighted blanket is therapeutic for people with disorders, and one example would be individuals with autism. Weighted Blankets Autism are known to create a deep pressure touch stimulation, and this stimulation produces a neurotransmitter called serotonin. Serotonin is a calming chemical that influences their sleep, […]

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Welcome to the New Layout at Happily Blended

Welcome to the New Layout at Happily Blended

I am excited to announce that as time gets closer to a big deal feature, Happily Blended has started to work behind the scenes in preparation for this fantastic opportunity. Over the weekend I spent time changing up my blog theme while Mike was on the back end working on some automation options for advertising of YOUR special promotion! While we are still doing some tweaks here and there, I hope that you love the new look and come back to see the other adjustments we will be making on Happily Blended soon. New Happily Blended Theme Changes Include: Instagram […]

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Just One Inspirational Sign on my Bathroom Wall

Just one inspirational sign can change your life far beyond measure. Brandy Ellen shares her story of how one sign made her life so much happier.

Sitting there working in an office for a year, at first it was exhilarating. I was in charge of tasks, I was interacting with people.  I worked for local staffing agency downtown as an administrative assistant in house. This means I wasn’t one of their temporary in the field workers, I was right there in the office helping with the hiring process – well doing the office side of that, where the recruiters did the interviewing and recruiting side. The year there proved to be a great learning experience, while I utilized most of the skills I had used in […]

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Mid Night Wakings, History Repeating, No Sleep

Mid Night Wakings, History Repeating, No Sleep

It seems that history enjoys repeating itself, if you look back upon our American history you can see some subjects coming back. Situations seem to reappear in different ways all through history. It’s just how it is. That is the same when it comes to parenthood, always something repeating itself yet with a different child or in a different form. Mid Night Waking’s For the first 4 years or so of my middle child’s life I had very minimal sleep, it made me miserable. I was quick to be angered and easily frustrated. Breaking down into tears was a common […]

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A Boardwalk Stroll and Fireworks at Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach NH Visit

Every other weekend the man and I head out on a random road trip. We don’t always have a destination in mind, but one time months back my man had a destination in mind. He was going to test my dang anxiety and see about playing Bingo near the seacoast. He had told me about this Bingo option in the past but I was reluctant to agree, so he just brought me knowing that my anxiety may take over and I wouldn’t go in. That’s exactly what happened and I felt horrible, but being the man he is, having compassion […]

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