Thankful November Day 9

Today I am thankful for reading. I am happy I learned how to read and now I am able to read novels that I enjoy. My most favorite are romance, erratic, suspense, mystery, true crime and chick lit.

I love getting lost in a good book! I wish I had more time to read, maybe someday I will. I even have done some book reviews, so be sure to check them out if you like to read!

WaterColor Wishes

Personality Plus

Whiskey Surprises

Addicticted

Magnolia Road

An Unexpected Turn

The Road Back

Spiritual Spongs II : Blessing From A Sacred Soul

The Road to Forever

Thanks for reading. Do you like to read? What’s your favorite? What are you thankful for today?

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Thankful November Day 7

Today I am thankful for my iPhone. Yes, I said iPhone! While I know not everyone has an iPhone and there is that whole debate with the iPhone and android users, I am still thankful that we can pretty much use the internet anywhere we go with our phones.

Think about how much it has changed over the last 10 years. Many things are right at our fingertips now and can be checked within minutes. Need to know how to get to the park? Need to know where your loved one is? Need to know how much money you have in your checking? Need to talk to someone, but you also want to see their face? All of that can be done now! For that I am thankful for iPhones and technology!

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Thankful November Day 6

Today I am thankful for my car. I am lucky enough to have heat, air conditioning and bluetooth. While it might not be my dream car, it is mine. I own it and it safely gets me from a to b!

My husband and my car are both paid off. Mine was first then his was just this past month. He has a great car too! He even has an Instagram for his Car!

We are hoping that our next vehicle we can pay cash for. I really like not having to make a car payment.

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73 Question Blog Tag

I was nominated for this one by Melissa with Disabled Disney and I love reading her blogs! This one is about answering 73 questions!!! Apparently this one was inspired by Vogue Magazine and asks you these questions to really get to know you! Then you nominate 12 people!!!!

73 Questions

1.What is your usual Starbucks order? Mocha with a shot of hazelnut. I will take it hot or cold! Hot in the winter, cold in the summer! YUUMMMMY! Might need to go today.

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2. What does your workstation look like?At my full time job it is organized! It includes a calendar, photos, and a 3 drawer area that is also organized with files and pens, highlighters and cards.

3. Favorite food? My favorite food is steak.

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4. Favorite Author? Oh my! This is a hard questions! I am going to go with who is my current favorite author. Her name is Marla Machado. She has two books that really enjoyed reading. The Road Back and The Road to Forever


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5. What do you think of open relationships? I would not personally have an open relationship. Those that have one, its cool, whatever floats your boat.

6. Favorite video game? Mario Kart 8 on the switch. OR I just started a new game with cruise ships where you can build your own ship. I am really liking that one too!

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7. Guilty pleasure treat? ICE CREAM!

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8. Favorite movie? 27 Dress’s

9. Favorite book? One of my favorite book is An Unexpected Turn by TJ Fox.

10. Twitter or Instagram? Instagram.

11. Desktop or laptop? Desktop at work, Laptop at home.

12. Best advice I’ve ever received? To not care what others think. FOR real! IT DOES NOT MATTER! Be you, no one else is better qualified!

13. What project are you working on right now? Building my blog.

14. Favorite color? Pink

15. Did you get good grades in school? Yes.

16. Dream job? Can I just not have a job, please. HAHA!

17. Play any sports? Currently, no. Swimming.

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18. Do you have a degree? Yup.

19. Nationality?American

20. What is your favorite kind of blog post? Travel.

21. What do you like to collect? Magnets.

22. Describe yourself in 3 words… fucking awesome, duh.

23. If you were a rapper what would your stage name be? MRS. FRO

24. Who was the last person you DM? FB- Melissa. Instagram- Randy.

25. Whats on top of your wish list right now? Paying off debt currently. Then a vacation to the smokey mountains!

26. Sorting house? what?

27. How many tattoos? 0

28. What are you most grateful for this year? Family.

29. What has been the best thing that happened to you this month? I got a raise!

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30. What is the best thing that happened to you today? Waking up and enjoying the nice weather at lunch time!

31. What’s the best thing ever? LOVE

32. Favorite season? Summer

33. Favorite Holiday? Christmas.

34. What fictional character do you relate most to? None, because I am me!

35. Do you like surprises? Sure, why not!

36. Whats the biggest surprise you’ve ever had? Justin Timberlake tickets!

37. Which surprise made you cry? Not sure.

38. What’s the best surprise you’ve given to someone else? MAYBE… a hotel for Chicago for my husbands birthday. Be sure to check out my blog on it!

39. Do you like muffins?Yes! Blueberry please.

40. Do you cook often? Nope.

41. What’s your favorite dessert? Ice cream.

42. Is there a dessert you don’t like? Don’t think so.

43. Cake or pie? Cake.

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44. What’s your least favorite food? Yams.

45. What’s your favorite condiment? Mustard.

46. It’s 4 am on a random Saturday, what are you eating? First off, why am I awake? If I am truly up it must be because I took a nap so I need a good snack. Ice cream it is!

47. If you could teach a college class what would it be called? RESPECT!

48. Best Animated Film? Little Mermaid

49. What has a guy said or done to impress you? My proposal was the BEST!

50. Best thing to do on a first date? Can’t date— husband and I went shopping and to Red Lobster on our first date.

51. Worst thing to do on a first date? sky diving. What if you are scared!

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52. Whats the funniest pick up line a guy/girl could use? No idea!

53. Best comic book character? Archie?

54. Name 3 things that can always be found in your purse? Debt card. License. phone.

55. Favorite drink? Dr. Pepper

56. If you could play a historical character in a movie who would it be? Littler Mermaid

57. Kittens or puppies? PUPPIES!

58. Favorite Sushi roll? California Roll.

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59. What lipstick do you use? gloss, please.

60. What foundation do you use? None.

61. Blow dry or air dry? Winter- blow dry. Summer- air dry.

62. Who is your fashion icon? none.

63. Favorite Disney Character? Littler Mermaid.

64. What are you doing tomorrow? Working. Then dinner out with family.

65. Movie you laughed the hardest through? Mean Girls maybe?

66. Movie that made you cry? A Walk to Remember.

67. If you could sing a duet with anybody who would you choose? Can’t Sing. BUT if I could… Reba Mcentire

68. If your life was a song what would the title be? MRS. Fro Rocks!

69. What is your favorite animal? My dog, Oreo.

70. Favorite Illustrator? No idea.

71. The person you want to have coffee with? anyone and everyone!

72. What country would you like to visit? Japan.

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73. Best way to decompress? TV show, Movie, or game.

Thank you for reading all of my 73 answers!

I plan on nominating my blogger friends from Instagram, so please feel free to add any of us to your Instagram!

My Nominees are:
1- Tamara @thegutzlife
2- Gabbie @gemusiclover
3- Jessica @midwestjesofficial
4- Jackie @jackie_of_all_trades_blog
5- Gabriela @thebig6lifemom
6- Catie @lifewithcaitie
7- Olya @notbasicblonde_

8- Jill @fab_fit_flawed_mom 9- Lea Bella @leabellablogs 10- Laura @travelingtck 11- Carly @carlybloggs

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Nicotine and Napalm Book Review and Giveaway

Nicotine and Napalm Book Review

About the book and Emily:
Emily Priest’s first compilation, Nicotine and Napalm, is a raw and unflinching exploration of love and loss. This collection of prose and poetry is one woman’s account of growing up in the modern world and her own discovery of sexuality, strength and weakness. Find out more about Emily on her website: http://emilythewriter.co.uk Or on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @EmilytheWriter


MY REVIEW: I read this book twice and I do recommended that do you that. You will feel and appreciate the writing more each time you read her book. It is raw and full of emotion. The book is a short quick read and easy to follow. Poetry is not for everyone, but if you like poetry then you should check this book out!OH, did you see the cover? It is BEAITUIFUL! I love the feel of the book in my hands.

This is my favorite part!


GIVEAWAY:When I get gifted a book I like to pass it along to those that might also like it. My only requirement is that you write your name or location in the book and share it once you are finished with it. It is my goal to read, review, give and see how far the book goes. To enter just comment and share! Winner will be chosen on July 2, 2019.

Thank you for taking the time and reading!

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An Unexpected Turn Book Review and Giveaway

An Unexpected Turn Book Review

What the book is about:

“When I take a good look at my reflection, I’m surprised that the face looking back at me in the mirror doesn’t look different than the one I’ve seen staring back at me for the last 27 years. I see the same brown hair and brown eyes, the same heart-shaped face, the same upturned nose. I feel like I should look different. That my face should show the upheaval and the weight of the last day, that it should somehow show how much has happened, how the course of my life has changed, but everything is still the same.”

Life is rarely ever predictable. It is rarely even kind. But… sometimes… just sometimes, those unexpected turns that throw you into the chaos and upheaval of loss lead you to the exact place you need to be.

This is a story about love, but it isn’t a romance. It is about holding on when it would be easier to let go, about fighting for those that can’t fight for themselves. It is about finding and creating family through the unpredictable, beautiful mess that is life.

My Review

I love everything about this book. It was written very well and it held my interest. I read it in a weekend! There were unexpected twist and turns. I needed to know what was going to happen next! This is a true love story that is very real and unpredictable. I personally even felt connected to characters in this novel that I needed to know what was going to happen next.

I do recommended reading this book. I think even if you are not into love stories this one will keep your interest and make you wonder what you would do in the same situation. This book can and might make you feel emotional, but isn’t that what we want!

Biography

TJ is a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife and mom who has more hobbies than she can count, so it is beyond shocking that she manages to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents she claims, writing wasn’t one of them until her muse dropped the idea for a book on her head.

Giveaway

TJ gifted this book to, so I plan on gifting it to a reader! Thank you for reading and please comment and share this post to be entered!

The only thing I ask is that you share it after you read it also and update me with photo’s of who has read the book. Please sign the inside with your name and/or anything else you might want to add to it.

This will run from May 31,2019- June 30,2019.

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The Random Generator Challenge

Thank you Gabrielle for the tag! Please go check out her questions and answers, here.

RULES OF THE CHALLENGE

1. Accept the challenge.
2. Go to https://www.tagquestions.net/get-to-know-me-tag/
3. Ask your virtual assistant (Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa) to choose a number one to 371.
4. Answer 22 questions.
5. Tag 3 people to do this challenge after you!I’m sure someone’s done something similar to this, but this particular one is my creation! If you wouldn’t mind tagging me in all of your posts so I can read them to, that would be great!

1. What is your biggest fear?
Dying. Sad, but true. I don’t want to not be alive and live everyday with my family.
2. What is your best physical feature?
My eyes!!
3. What is your favorite color?
Pink!
4. What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Vanilla with mini chocolate chips! Yummy!!

5. What is your favorite physical activity? 
Swimming.

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6. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?  
Full House or Saved by the Bell!
7. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?
I hate conflict! I don’t like not getting along with people and it makes me frustrated when other engage or do it for fun!
8. What is good about how you are living your life right now?
Everything is good. I am living life right now. I know who I am. I will not change for anyone. My family is my world and I am happy and looking forward to whatever the future might hold for us.
9. Who is the first person you call when something exciting happens?
My husband.
10. What is at the top of your bucket list?
Hawaii!!

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11. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?
I don’t forgive easily. I actually HATE the saying forgive and forget because you never forget.
11. Where would you want to retire to?
On a beach!
12. What is the first thing you do when you get home?
Take off my shoes!! BYYYEEEEEE

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13. What is the first app you check when you wake up in the morning?
Weather!
14. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Teen Mom.
15. What is the hardest part of your job?
Generally it’s not hard, but sometimes people get frustrated and angry at you for no reasons when you are only trying to help them. In those cases I have to remind myself that not everyone has the knowledge to know what they need to do. That person just doesn’t know why they need to do whatever it is they need to do.
16. What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was in first grade I wanted to be a waitress. Then wanted to be a grade school teacher.

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17. If you had 1 year left to live, what would you do for you?
Travel the world with my family.

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18.If you inherited $100,000 right now, how would you spend it?
I would pay of my debt and then go on a vacation.
19. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Beach house.
20. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
Hawaii
21. When was the last time you got in a fist fight?
I have never gotten into a fist fight, but one time I hit someone on top of the head and scratched right below their eye because they were picking on my sister. I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. They called my sister a name and I wasn’t takin it!
22. Would you rather have a live-in massage therapist or a live-in chef?

I think I will take the chef because my husband can massage pretty good! 😉

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The Very Best of Florida

Why I Became an Instant Floridian

(after relocating from the Midwest)

Oooo, another exciting assignment from Jessica. This time, I get to share about the state I currently reside in- Florida.  

I’m not from here.  I grew up in the New England state of Connecticut. And then, after college, I lived in the Midwestern state of Ohio for some time.  Ohio, also known as the Buckeye State, is where a lot of my extended family live. It’s where I still have a lot of friends, where I met and married my husband, and where my son was born.

But Florida is where I am now, and hopefully where I will stay. I love it here.

Having been here for four years, or most of my son’s elementary school career, I pretty much consider myself a local now.  So, why do I love this state so much?

Vacation Destination

Let’s face it- I live where pretty much everyone else wants to go for vacation.

Florida is the number one vacation destination in the world, and Families flock here from all over the globe.  This is in part thanks to Universal and Walt Disney World. But we are also the home to the Kennedy Space Center, Lego Land, South Beach, Busch Gardens, and Key West.

Oh, and did you by chance hear about our beaches? Clearwater Beach is continuously rated as one of the top ten in the World, and that’s just one of them. There’s also St Pete Beach, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Amelia Island, Panama City, and because it’s more than just a hot spot for nightlife, South Beach.

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Tampa has Bayshore Boulevard. It’s the longest connected sidewalk in the world (4 & 1/2 miles) and has its own Wikepedia page.

Sporting Events

With no less than three major tv markets (Miami, Tampa and Orlando), and one decent midsize one (Jacksonville), we have no shortage of professional sports here.  

In Tampa alone, we have the Lightning (NHL), the Buccaneers (NFL), and the Rays (MLB). An hour’s drive to Orlando, and you’ve got the Magic (NBA). We’re also home to spring training to many other major league baseball teams (Yankees, Pirates, Phillies, Blue Jays), and several minor league teams.

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Tampa is also host to two College Football Bowl games a year (Gasparilla and Outback), and frequently hosts the College Football Championship game. We’re also getting ready to host the Super Bowl again in 2021.

Is Auto racing your thing? Tampa hosts the St. Petersburg Grand Prix every year, and we are only a few hours away from the Daytona 500 and Sebring.

Regular Family Life

I’m a working Mom, so my life involves a lot more than beaches and sporting events. Actually, one of the main reasons we moved down here to Florida was because of a job opportunity. Tampa, Orlando, and Miami are all bustling metros, with lots of different industries.  Finance, Construction, Medical, Education are just some of the areas you can find lots of open positions in, on top of all the work available in hospitality.

Florida is also a good place to raise a family. One of the reasons I specifically like Tampa is that it feels a lot like the Midwest to me (not weather-wise of course). It probably has a little to do with the fact that there’s a lot of transplants from the Midwest here, but it’s just a friendly place to live.

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And we have a lot of the family-oriented things that you would want in your city, such as Scouts, a vibrant YMCA, great parent-teacher organizations, and lots of parks.

The Downsides

If you ever want to move to Florida, there are some things you should probably know. First, it’s hot and humid during the extra-long summer, and the Mosquitos are relentless year-round.   

Traffic is insane no matter which one of our major cities that you live close to.  There are never any shortcuts, and everything is a toll road. If you’re lucky enough to live near water, like we are, your rush hour commute may have the extra bonus of needing to cross the only bridge that can get you and everyone else to where you’re going.  

There are no income taxes in Florida, yay!  So, they make up for it in everything else, Nooo!

License plate renewal fees, sales taxes, property taxes, they get you everywhere. Which is probably part of the reason why the cost of living is a little higher here than in the Midwest.   

Oh, and we also have hurricanes and alligators.  And did I mention the &%#@ mosquitos.

I love it here

Yes, we have bugs, but here are some things we don’t have- snow, ice, sleet, slush, polar vortexes, short summers, freezing winters.

We have jobs, sports, beaches, amusement parks.

And we have water.  As I get stuck on the bridge in rush hour traffic, I stare off into the big, beautiful Tampa Bay waters, and all of my troubles just seem to float away.

I realize how lucky I am to live here. I may be from New England, and maybe turned into a little bit of a midwestern girl during my time in Ohio. But I’m in Florida now, and I love it here.

About the Author:

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Candace is a working Mom. She’s learned a lot about what works and doesn’t work. Sometimes the hard way. Both she and her husband work full time, while raising a relatively normal, if not rambunctious young boy.  It’s tough being a working Mom, but she gets it done

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