Good People, Make Bad Decisions

I look all over the Internet from Twitter to Facebook to Alexa hot list of links each day, every single day. One thing that I am seeing a lot of is this finger pointing. Did you know that when I was 18 years old that I got a DWI? How about my drinking of alcohol that started well before I even want to admit to anyone, because I know someday my children may read this and they do not need to know an age I started. My children do know that I started drinking alcohol and had sex way too young and it made me go down a rough, nearly self destructive path, but they don’t know an “age” because that just is too much truth/information.

Good people, make bad decisions.

The key to good people making bad decisions, is that good people eventually actually learn from those bad decisions. A good person will make many mistakes in their lifetime. Who doesn’t make mistakes? I guess in my world, I usually go all in or not at all with mistakes, but I do learn from them. This is a lesson I try to teach my children. I do not want my children so wound tight that they don’t think they will ever make a mistake. Seriously. They will. Mistakes will be made, that is if they are outgoing and live life to the fullest, which is what I encourage them to do.

Good people, make bad decisions.

The key to knowing whether someone is a good person or not is to watch their mistakes. If the same person is making the same mistakes over and over again, without showing much remorse by making an effort to change their ways, then? They are not good people. They have an issue. You cannot fix these people. These are the kind of people, who may not be bad people, but are bad to have in your life. Do not make excuses for people who truly just make mistake after mistake and spiral downhill, you deserve better than that.

Good people, make bad decisions.

This is all about those people who truly are good people, they have the best of intentions but made a mistake. I think that we tend to hold others to a higher standard than we hold our own self to. It makes sense, we don’t like being vulnerable, we don’t like to get hurt. It’s hard to accept that our loved ones {be it family or a friend} can actually make a mistake that can hurt us or disappoint us. Humans are so full of error though, in my opinion, it’s what makes life so beautiful and rich.

Good people, make bad decisions.

The next time you want to post on FB or Tweet out on Twitter about someone who made a mistake and vent away in a public forum, why don’t you stop for a moment and think about how you would feel having your dirty laundry aired? I am sure if each one of us looked in to that mirror, we could see our own flaws and realize that we are just like every other human being on this Earth – we all make mistakes, we all make bad decisions.

The point I am trying to make clear is that if we make those same repetitive mistakes over and over again, then we are not falling under that good people, make bad decisions theme. We are broken and need to fix our own self. Teach our children, this next generation, that society places so many stressors on us to be perfect that many cave into those pressures and make bad decisions, but with help and a lot of love those same people can climb back up and be better. They can learn from those bad decisions, we all can.

Soft & Dri® Supports & Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

I received product sampling, all opinions are my own.

Soft & Dri Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Soft & Dri® is on a mission; a mission to promote and support breast cancer awareness by partnering with Play for P.I.N.K {a non-profit organization that uses lifestyle and sporting events to raise funds for breast cancer research}. From May 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 sales of specially marked Soft & Dri® products sold in North America will support Soft & Dri®’s $10,000 donation to Play for P.I.N.K.

Soft & Dri Supports & Promotes Breast Cancer AwarenessSoft & Dri® Aluminum Free Deodorant

  • Gentle on skin while safely and effectively neutralizing odor without blocking sweat pores.
  • Non-aluminum ingredients target odor-causing bacteria to keep you fresh all day long.
  • Available in Sweet Bliss 2.3 oz. and Powder Fresh 2.3 oz.
  • SRP: $1.99

 

soft & dri breast cancer awarenessSoft & Dri® Dri Gel Antiperspirant Deodorant

  •   Glides on feeling cool and refreshing.
  • Unique no-residue formula glides on smoothly and evenly, leaving a clean sensation of soft but superior all-day protection.
  • Available in Soft Scent, 3 oz.    
  • SRP: $1.99

 

Soft and Dri Breast Cancer AwarenessSoft & Dri® Aerosol Antiperspirant Deodorant

  • Provides excellent 24-hour wetness and odor protection that is soft on your skin and dries quickly, leaving you feeling refreshed, protected and comfortable.
  • Easy to use and non-staining.
  • Available in Soft Scent, 6 oz
  • SRP: $5.99

The Teen Is Now Using Soft & Dri® Aluminum Free Deodorant

My teen step-daughter is using this brand and we are excited that by using this brand and purchasing more in the future, that we will be helping put some funds towards Breast Cancer Awareness. I look forward to seeing if any of you will go purchase this at your local drug store or deodorant aisle at grocery store too!

Great Scent. Great Price. Great for you. Great for Supporting a Cause.

Happy Birthday to my First Born

Today, 12 years ago, this beautiful baby was born to me. I loved her from the moment I saw her, held her, nursed her. I never knew how much a mother could love a child until she was placed upon me in that hospital bed. I remember wondering how you connect so deeply with a child, as a parent, but there was no question about it happening when this girl was born after around 38 hours of labor. She was a stubborn child, took forever to get her out of me. Finally, I pushed her out and I have been having a blast watching her grow into a well-rounded, balanced, sweet young girl ever since.

Happy 12th Birthday to my First Born

Miss Ki is simply an amazing girl, straight A student and outgoing. This is a girl who has manners, respect and is also fun and exciting. I love that she is her own self, very unique and not afraid to be anything but WHO SHE IS and WANTS TO BE!

I feel that she has become everything I had hoped her to become and more!

While Ki may call me a Crazy Mama, she means in the best of ways. I love that she has faith and trust in me to do everything possible to ensure she will always have what she needs. If it’s a want, she knows she can ask, but won’t always get it. There is no greed in this child. There is nothing but outgoing, friendly, love for all. She is such a blessing and a joy to all who meet her!

I look forward to watching her grow more, for now, let’s just enjoy this year of 12 … Happy 12th Birthday to my amazing Daughter and First Born child. The one who made me a MAMA. I love you  miss Ki, always n forever, unconditionally!

Three Occasions to Acknowledge with Flowers

Flowers offer an eye-catching gift for any holiday or occasion. They decorate any windowsill or room, and they make the recipient feel special. Floral arrangements convey multiple sentiments also and, thanks to online ordering, they offer a convenient gift option for both last minute shoppers and shoppers who live far away from the gift recipient. Flowers provide an appropriate gift for any age and for both males and females. Their power to brighten moods makes them the perfect option for sending someone who’s ill, who has suffered a loss or someone who just needs a bit of cheer. The three occasions below are perfect occasions to acknowledge with flowers.

1. A Birthday – Whether you want to honor a coworker, a good friend or a relative on a birthday, you can’t go wrong with a floral arrangement. You can find an arrangement to suit a variety of budgets and to express a variety of sentiments. For a child’s birthday, for example, you could an arrangement accompanied by balloons, cookies or a toy. For a coworker, you could opt for a simple assortment of tulips or sunflowers. A basket of roses in assorted colors could acknowledge a mother or grandmother’s special day. Pick large, bright blossoms to convey happy thoughts on this happy occasion.

2. A Newborn’s Arrival – Flowers offer a fragrant way to send greetings to a new mother and celebrate her newborn’s arrival. Giving birth often leaves women tired, and the colors and fragrances of a bouquet can invigorate and energize a new mom. You can send your flowers to the hospital or to the recipient’s home. Select a pink, blue and white arrangement to honor the newborn or choose a standard pink floral gift for female babies and blue for male infants. You can even send a blue-themed or pink-themed wreath for the new parents to hang on their front door.

3. A Loss – When life brings losses such as the loss of a loved one, words often seem inadequate to convey the depth of sympathy you feel. Flowers offer a beautiful way of expressing your sentiments and showing your support. It’s important to show the bereaved that they aren’t alone during their time of sorrow, and a floral arrangement lets them know they are in your thoughts and prayers and have your support. The colors and scents of your flowers calm and comfort and provide a touch of beauty during a trying time.

Instead of stressing over what gift to send for your next special occasion, choose flowers. Flowers are always appropriate. Thanks to the convenience of online order, they’re also always available. They can celebrate the beginning of a life and honor the conclusion of a life, and their beauty expresses a myriad of emotional sentiments. If you’re searching for a florist in North Ryde, give Florist With Flowers a call. Their unique creations help you celebrate all of life’s special occasions from birthdays to weddings and more. For additional designs and offers a wide range of flower arrangements for every possible occasion, from weddings to corporate events and more. For additional details, visit www.floristwithflowers.com.au.

Spicey Shelf Makes Great Holiday Gift for Spice Addicts

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A while back PR sent me the Spicey Shelf, I am sure you have seen the commercials? I know I have. I remember seeing the commercials and thinking “hmm I wonder if I can benefit from that”. You see, I am addicted to spices, I have a ridiculous amount of spices in this home and I use each of them on a regular! My favorite spices happen to be onion powder and garlic powder, however, I have been known to use some other options as well.

Spicey Shelf Review #Christmas2014 #happilyblended

As shown above, I didn’t use the Spicey Shelf in the way it depicts using it; basically the mission behind the Spicey Shelf is simple – it will help alleviate the clutter of spices in your cupboards, but we don’t want to use this in our cupboard, we like to be different and so we set it up on our counter top. Later, the teen actually stole it to use as a shelf on her desk for makeup and nail polish organization.

Don’t Ask.  It works for a wide range of organizational methods beyond just getting your spices in one place!

Since I love this shelf system so much and am addicted to being organized, I wanted to share this product with you along with a discount code.

Save $5.00 off your purchase of the Spicey Shelf when you insert code SPICE5 during checkout.

NO more searching for that one spice you know you have in that cupboard somewhere … the Spicey Shelf really can help you stop losing your mind during end of night dinner cooking!

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