Let Freedom Ring & Lessons Be Learned

My daughter’s tough lesson.

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In 2014, I had a couple beers while playing in my dart league. I thought I was good after not drinking for about 2 hours and was trying to be a good friend by giving someone else a ride home, who was really drunk. They only lived a couple blocks away. I sat too long at a green light while changing the music & ended up with a DUI. I got refusal to blow, the worst punishment. Long story short, it was because I ended up having an allergy induced asthma attack and couldn’t breathe into the machine hard or long enough. I tried and tried and was willing to do a blood test but didn’t know I had to ask for one.

I won’t deny that I deserved a DUI, I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life, but I didn’t think I deserved a refusal when I had…

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Bullet Journal Beginner

I wish I had done this for her when I was pregnant with her. A neat idea. 🙂

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I’ve been bullet journaling for a while now, but it’s taken some time to figure out exactly what I want & need to track. It’s also taken some trial and error with different kinds of trackers and designs. I’m finally ready to share some of my favorite trackers and pages! I still feel like a newbie even after a year of journaling but I am 100% more consistent now with tracking.

Why bullet journal? I’ve always been a big believer in the therapeutic power of journaling in general. With a bullet journal, I’ve been able to stay more organized and I hold myself accountable more often than not. It’s also interesting to analyze things like my sleep schedule or spending habits, so that I can better understand and adjust my habits to meet a healthier and more successful lifestyle. If you’re looking to get started or maybe just searching for…

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Pregnant, Packing, & Pop!

My daughter’s blog. 🙂

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I am beyond happy to be pregnant with my Rainbow baby this year. Besides all of the ups and downs that typically come with pregnancy to think about, I quickly realized my due date was also post move out date for my apartment. Here’s how I made it happen and some advice for anyone looking to move while pregnant or near their due date.

First, I couldn’t choose to stay. My roommate and I had lived together for a year and a half, most of which she spent living at her boyfriends house. They had decided to move in together. I love my apartment and would have loved to stay before I knew I was pregnant. I had thought about getting a new roommate. I also had thought about making moves to go active in my Army career which could move me anyways. Our apartment is a super perfect 2B…

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The Princess and the Rainbow

Cool story! My daughter wrote this. 🙂

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Once Upon a Time…

There was beautiful princess. The princess loved to play in the forest and with all the creatures in her magical kingdom. She would dance and sing all day long with her forest friends. There wasn’t an inch of the forest she hadn’t seen! She was so happy and always smiling. If a forest creature was sad, she would do everything she could to make them happy again. The princess’s laughter was magical indeed; it could make the gloomiest of days bright for any creature in the forest. It was the most powerful magic in all the 5 kingdoms. Unfortunately though, the princess had a small hole in her heart that kept her from sharing her magic with the other kingdoms. She very much longed and yearned to share her magical laughter with everyone she could and she grew frustrated each day that passed and she couldn’t…

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VOODOO. Early bird discount

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Dan Alatorre

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Our second annual scary writing contest and anthology (actually horror, eerie, macabre, unsettling, creepy, etc.) is coming July 1

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Word Weaver Writing Contest: VOODOO

Contest period starts July 1, but YOU can save $5 on the $20 entry fee.

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I am finalizing sponsors and will officially launch the contest July 1.

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Smorgasbord Health Column – Nutrients we need Vitamin K1 and K2 – #Bone Density, #Dementia, #Prostate Cancer, #Kidney Disease.

Always good information.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

There are two forms of the vitamin that the body can utilise. One is K1 (phylloquinone), which is from plant sources and the other is K2 (menaquinone) which is produced by bacteria in our own intestines.

This is where many of us get into trouble because we are not eating sufficient raw and unprocessed foods for health, and additionally many of us suffer from bacterial imbalances in the gut so do not produce sufficient from that source either.

The vitamin is fat-soluble and is stored in the liver. Studies indicate that approximately 50% of the stores come from our diet and the balance from bacteria in the intestines. We need healthy bile production for efficient absorption of Vitamin K and our lymphatic system circulates it throughout the body.

Prescribed usage of Vitamin K

Apart from helping reduce excessive bleeding during menstruation, it is also used therapeutically for the prevention…

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The Year of Ultimate Growth

My daughter’s blog.

Lights, Camera, Action

As you may know if you follow my blog, September 7th, 2017, marker 365 days or 1 year since I did the big chop in an effort to get back to my natural, healthy hair. Well I’m hear to update and start a new magical hair progress journey.

Today is Day 409:

on Friday the 13th, day 401, I decided I’d waited long enuff! NO I DIDNT COLOR MY HAIR, but I did get a perm. P.s. I’m soooo in love wit it!

The bottom layers didn’t quite take to the perm as the top did (which I’m a tiny bit sad about) but overall it turned out wonderful. There is still a tiny bit of color treated/bleached hair on the ends of my very top layer, which definitely did get very dry after the perm. I’ll trim them out eventually but for now it’s a nice reminder of how…

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My Healthy Hair Journey

My daughter! 🙂 What a character! Love her! 🙂

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The day is sometime in June of 2016, the mood is somewhat depressed. I had seen at least 4 guys with longer, healthier, & prettier hair than my own. I missed the look and feel of long, soft, manageable hair I could achieve with sew-ins, but I missed the hundreds of dollars I spent on them even more! Something had to give. I began debating a fresh start with my hair.

A close friend of mine at the time mentioned to me her sister shaved her head and the new hair that grew back was healthy and unlike anything they could remember before. We found ourselves conversing over this same topic many times over the next few weeks. I would joke, “I’m just gonna shave my head & wear wigs for a while.” Growing up my family would always joke my hair would eventually fall out from dying it so…

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