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Make the Most of Your Fashion Purchases

I'm sure you have come across the new TV show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.  The basis of the show is to go through all of your things and get rid of those things that you don't need,  or that don't give you joy.   I have always tried to live this way and it really helps cut down the clutter in my home.   I have found that when you need something,  it's worth spending a little more money in buying a better quality item that will last longer. 

I have made a list of Fashionable clothes/accessories you may want to buy that will cut down on your need for excess things. Check out my selections, and if you have anything that you absolutely love and cannot live without,  let us know!

14k Gold Sapphire Earrings

An organic update on the classic diamond stud, these gorgeous earrings are made from recycled gold and subtly mismatched white sapphires

Revolve Debbie Shirt Dress
A well made, any season dress that fits any occasion

Organic Basics Bikini Briefs
These are sus…

The Latest Threat to our Kids: Momo Challenge

This world is full of horrible things. Things like racism, sexism, and murder happening on a daily basis.   Now there are people creating things that are hurting our children. 

Have you heard of the Momo challenge? 
Momo is a social media account that can be
found on Facebook, YouTube, and Whatsapp.  When a person interacts with the account, they begin to receive pictures of Momo, a terrifying image of a bug-eyed toothless woman. Momo responds almost immediately with threatening messages and violent images to the user. “She,” says that she knows personal things about the user and uses fear and threats to challenge the user.
Momo starts with little challenges like waking up at odd hours of the night or overcoming a fear; then the challenges take a very sinister turn, such as asking you to post photos or videos of cutting your arms or legs, jumping off of a roof, or other dangerous and risky activities.

As the challenges intensify, the last thing Momo pressures you to do is to commit …

How To Do Vegas Right For Your 21st Birthday

The 21st birthday is a big one to celebrate.  You're finally out of your teens,  you can legally drink,  and you're considered an adult (more so than an 18-year-old).  
If you're going to celebrate this great phase in life,  you need to do it up right!  Vegas is the place to celebrate.  

Being a responsible adult,  you need to find some good friends that can join you on your excursion to Las Vegas.  Once you have found the right people to join you,  you must start planning. 
Hotel: There are many hotel choices when staying in Vegas.  But you MUST stay on the strip if you plan on drinking.  It makes transportation and navigating so much easier. 

Trust me,  you don't want to have to pay a taxi ride from the outskirts,  to the strip, and back.  Save that money for something better! I highly suggest staying at Mandalay Bay , or Ceasars Palace. But, if you have specific bars and places you want to go,  find out what hotel is closest to the area you will mostly be in.  It ma…

Fun Fact Lowdown Vol. 4

Marriage has always been an interesting concept to me. I mean I grew up like everyone else,  watching Cinderella and all of the Disney princesses getting married at age 16.  (Seriously though.. I recently watched some old Disney movies.. were they really advocating marriage at 16?!)  I always wanted my happily ever after and I found it when I was 20.. I'm still in my ever after and it's not always happy.   I do love being married though.  Is nice to have this person who I consider as my best friend,  that has to deal with my craziness. Although marriage isn't all butterflies and roses,  it's still a very special thing to experience.  I thought it would be fun to make this week's Fun Fact Lowdown about marriage and maybe you will even learn something you may not have known before!

Fun Fact Lowdown: Marriage
The term “marriage” derives from the Latin word mas meaning “male” or “masculine.” The earliest known use of the word in English dates from the thirteenth century

Always The 3rd Wheel

I feel like the 3rd wheel in my new friendship with a couple of new ladies I recently met. We all met around the same time,  but the other two ladies do a lot more stuff together it seems like.   It makes me feel like crap when they talk together about something they did together the day before.   Should it offend me they don't reach out? Isn't it just friendship courtesy to extend the invite out even if you know the person can't go?  I don't know how to be the person that people feel close to.

It's weird when the thoughts of jealousy first started coming to me, It was a lot easier to brush off. But a few weeks later and the jealousy has gotten way worse.  I wonder if it's really worth having friends if I get these negative feelings... 

Have you ever thought..  Will I always be the 3rd wheel? Will I never have a close friend? Why does everyone else have such an easy time making friends but it's almost impossible for me? 
It really sucks to feel like that. …

Fun Fact Lowdown Vol. 3

Here comes 2019! I feel like this past year has gone by so fast.  2018 was a good year.  A liberating year for me. It's the year I finally opened my eyes and realized that I use all my energy trying to make everyone happy and giving so much to my husband OCD, that I need to stop doing that and take better care of myself.  I hope 2019 brings on more new lessons for me to learn. 
Once again the weekly fun fact Lowdown has returned to give you some fun facts to share with friends this new year. 
Fun Fact Lowdown New Year's Edition

The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 BC.

January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.

The original New Year's Eve Ball weighed 700 pounds and was five feet in diameter. It was made of iron and wood and was decorated with 100 25-watt light bulbs.

Many parts of the United State observe the tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for g…

Why I Still Make New Year's Resolutions

Every New Year's eve I love to reminisce about the year that is almost over.  What was significant in my life,  what has changed about myself, goals I may have accomplished or not accomplished. 

Often I hear people say they don't make New Year resolutions anymore because they just never follow through. Understandable,  but to me, the new year marks another year that I have to get what I want out of my life. Make my life the way I want it. 
I may never follow through completely with my goals,  but at least it gives me something to work on and strive toward. 2018 I didn't set any resolutions because I was in Hawaii after Christmas through new year's and just didn't think about it.  Starting 2018 in the ocean in Hawaii is an amazing way to start a year off. 

Because I didn't set any resolutions,  I had no goals for myself. I didn't try to do anything new. I had a harder year with my depression and anxiety and I really think it was because I didn't have an…