Maybe I’m Just Too Old…

Hey y’all!

So most of you already know about [and follow] my account on TikTok, if you don’t then you can feel free to check it out HERE.

But like, is it just my age compared to other people who use the app?? Where do they all find these “TikTok Trend” dances and shit?

Don’t get excited, I have ZERO rhythm for dancing and definitely won’t be trying any of them any time soon…but I’m still super curious where they find them at??

Does anyone else that uses the app wonder the same thing or is that just my age showing lol??

Let me know in the comments section below 🙂

XOXO

Be Still My Heart

Hey y’all!

So it’s really hitting me lately that in jus two short months neither of my boys will be “babies” anymore. I mean I’ll always consider them my babies, but they are turning into big boys a lot faster than I thought.

David turns 1 next month (June) and then the month after A.J turns 3 (July)! Where the hell did the time seriously go! Like some days it still feels like they were both just born yesterday. For now they still love giving me cuddles, David a little more since A.J seems to think he’s a grown man lately, and honestly I don’t want that to go away.

Sorry for this mushy, not very interesting post you guys. I’ve just been a little extra emotional over this the closer it gets to their birthdays and their party.

I just basically needed to get this out I guess. I don’t know, it’s probably an irrational and super crazy thought, but I’m scared of them growing up and not needing me for everything and then I’m stuck at home and have no clue what to do with my life because I’m quite happy being a stay-at-home mom and just raising kids. So once they grow up and have school, their own friends, and basically just a whole life…what am I going to be doing with my time…

So….. if anyone knows any tricks on how to keep my kids little and not let them grow up (but are still healthy, lol) let me know in the comments section below..

Or I guess y’all could just leave little tips on how to be ok with them growing up and becoming men…

2luWr6TS

It’s My Time Now!

Hey y’all!

So we’ve been a little MIA lately, partially due to trying to find a new house, but also because I had been working on something pretty amazing [I’ve been super excited and wanted to share this with you all for weeks]….

I had started training and a cleansing process about two months ago and it was by far the most amazing and soul changing thing I’ve ever been through. Well, about two weeks ago I completed my training and all of my studies, and I am now educated/equipped to read Starseed Oarcles!

If you’re not sure what that means, it’s similar to a spiritual card reading, except Starseeds tend to speak more to your soul and not so much with a focus on your mind or heart. They bring to light what the Universe itself is trying to tell you. They tend to help people understand their reasoning for being on this Earth and what their life purpose truly is.

Due to COVID-19, I’m currently only doing readings over Patreon Video Messaging. However, I do have my station/office all set up and ready to take appointments.

If you’re interested in a Starseed Oracle reading, you can get a virtual one [by me] HERE!

Currently, the following options are available:
1 Card Reading- FREE
2 Card Reading- $3
3 Card Reading- $5
5 Card Reading- $7
6 Card Reading- $10

I’m available Monday & Tuesday 10:00am-2:00pm, Wednesday 11:00am-2:00pm, and Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm.

It’s definitely a soul and eye opening experience. I fell in love the first time I had my Starseed reading done about 4 months ago. I would love to help all of you understand your purpose in the Universe as well!

It’s That Time…I’ve Been Dreading It!

Alright guys! It’s that time. I’ve been dreading it for a while but it’s unavoidable now. We have to start the process of getting AJ out of our bed and sleeping in his own bed in his room.
If y’all have read any of our other posts or seen me on social media you know how much I’m hating this right now. But he’s gotten too big and now it’s causing Andy to loose sleep when he’s in our bed.
So now it’s time for me to start researching, as much as I can, different ways to get AJ wanting to sleep in his own room.
I know some of you other moms are just getting into this stage too, or maybe you’ve already been through it with success.
If you’re just starting out like we are, I’ve shared below some of the articles I’ve found so far that might be of a little help.
If you’ve successfully mastered this stage, please feel free to share what worked for you in the comments section below.
I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on how this process goes, you’ll find these articles HERE.

Articles I Found Possibly Helpful

  1. Getting A Toddler To Sleep Alone In Their Own Room
  2. How To Stop Co-Sleeping: An Age-By-Age Guide
  3. How To Get Your Toddler To Sleep In Their Own Bed
  4. How To Get Your Child To Stop Sleeping In Your Bed

Stuck In A Rut

Do you guys ever feel like you’re in the middle of some weird identity crisis?? But at the same time you know you’re not old enough to have hit your mid-life crisis yet?? I feel like I’ve been stuck in this sort of “rut” for the past couple of months.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being a stay-at-home mom, but I also feel like I was meant to do more with my life than just raise babies and clean the house. I know what I want to do, but honestly I don’t see where I’d have the time right now to go back to school. And also, I feel guilty with working outside the house because I feel like I miss so much time with AJ and David.

But what am I supposed to do? Put it off until the kids get older?? What if I do that and then it just never happens? Is that going to leave me feeling incomplete forever?

Have any of you guys ever had feelings like this? How did you deal or cope with them?

If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. I’d love to hear them.

15 Fun Questions To Ask A Gamer

  1. What’s your favorite game of all time?
    Fallout [any of them]
  2. What’s a game you thought you’d like but actually hated?
    Mortal Kombat
    3. What’s a really popular game everyone seems to love but you don’t like?
    Fortnite
  3. What game have you spent the most number of hours on?
    Minecraft, Borderlands 3 and Fallout 76
  4. If you had to marry the last video game character you played, who would it be?
    Our Fallout 76 character that we created
  5. If you had to live in the world of the last game you played, what world would it be?
    West Virginia during Fallout 76
  6. What was the first game you ever remember playing?
    Mario Kart
  7. Have you ever pretended to be sick to get out of something so you could play a game?
    Yes, lol.
  8. What game did you last complete?
    Borderlands 3
  9. What game are you playing right now?
    Fallout 76
  10. In your opinion, what is the best game console?
    Xbox One
  11. Have you ever watched a Twitch stream?
    Yes
  12. Have you ever streamed yourself on Twitch or YouTube?
    I have done myself on Youtube and I’ve streamed both myself and Andy on Twitch
  13. Do you prefer multiplayer games or to go solo?
    I love online multi-player best
  14. Do you prefer co-op or player vs. player?
    Co-Op
  15. What is the first console you ever owned?
    Sega Genesis


Indecisive Quarantine

Hey y’all!

So for those who have’t noticed yet, I have the hardest time making up my mind. Which as I’m sure you’ve noticed, means that I’ve changed the look and feel of the blog again, lol.

I don’t mean to keep screwing with you guys, but I just hadn’t found the perfect color scheme or design before. But….I think I’ve found it now. I like the basic colors and how it just looks so much more relaxing than when I was trying to use bright colors and make everything stand out at once.

Hopefully you guys love it too! If you’ve been wondering where all the crazy posts about our family have been, don’t worry we’re still here! I’m hoping those posts will be coming back soon. COVID-19 really put our fun summer and basically our entire lives on hold since everything closed down and now it’s just too cold to really get outside, especially with David.

But….we’ve been making some fun plans for this upcoming Spring and Summer, so if everything is back open and running like normal then I’ll have some amazing [and probably hilarious] stories for you guys!

Until then though, I hope you guys are equally enjoying the more informative “lifestyle” posts I’ve been attempting to share, and the few funny stories and rants I’ve been letting out as a Stay-At-Home mom in quarantine with a toddler and infant.

I love you all and appreciate the patience and love you’ve been sharing with us during this whole quarantine time. I can’t wait to have more amazing stories to share!

I Think We Found What We Want

Hey guys!

So I think Andy and I have found the perfect space to buy and turn into our forever home! The property we’re in love with isn’t for sale right now, but we’re hoping we can figure out a financial plan soon and give them an offer that convinces them to sell it anyway.

It’s an industrial space right now, and currently zoned for commercial use. But we’re hoping that we can get it rezoned for multi-use (commercial and residential) and remodel the basement into a home for us. We want to keep the upstairs area for commercial use for Andy’s work.

I had seen the outside before, but today was my first time actually going inside and seeing how big it really is. It doesn’t look anywhere near its actual size from the outside. But y’all…to say I instantly fell in love with the building is a COMPLETE understatement.

We are looking into taking the space off-grid as much as possible (ideally, completely), so we’re looking into alternative power sources (a normal power bill would be OFF THE CHARTS every month).

I’m also working on the initial letter to send the property owner that will show them our interest (without making us seem overly excited) and convince them to sell to us. However, we are including a contingent that we only will go through with buying the property if we get approved to rezone it like we need to. That contingent is the only thing that makes me nervous. I know from friends (and quite a few T.V. real estate shows) that properties with contingents don’t usually sell very easy- and it’s even harder when the owner doesn’t even have it on the market to try and sell it.

I’m trying to stay positive that we will be able to rezone it and buy it. And now that I’ve actually seen the building I’m trying to not get overly excited and start planning our whole future in the space (that way if the owner doesn’t want to sell it, I won’t get too disappointed-I’m hoping).

I definitely will keep you all updated through the whole process!

XOXO

Property Planning Process Part 1

Hey guys!

So I’m working on a remodel plan for the property Andy and I are going to try and buy. Let me just say finding the right software [that’s free to use] is proving to be a little bit harder than I expected.

There are so many different types of software available [both free and paid] for planning a remodeling project, but none that I have tried so far are fitting into what I need. Partially, I think, because I don’t know the exact [or even estimated] dimensions of the building. But I’m going to keep looking.

The way I’m thinking, is that if I can show a plan on what we want to do it might convince the owner a little to want to sell to us. Maybe, having a visual [kind of like when realtors stage homes for the prospective buyers to vision it with furniture inside] will work in our favor.

I don’t know.

I guess the point of this post is just for me to throw out my ideas [and I did in fact promise to keep you all in the lop through the whole process].

I’m also researching alternate power sources to try avoiding the normal form of getting electricity and maybe produce a lower power “bill”. Andy thought of a couple, but I’ve found one that might be even better [maybe, I’m still doing further research]. It’s called ‘biomass power’. It’s electricity made from renewable organic waste that would normally just be dumped into landfills, openly burned, or left for fodder for forest fires.

I’ve known that creating power from renewable waste was a thing, but I’ve never really looked into it before. I just assumed it was too much information to process at one time….and I think [now having looked into it] I was probably right. LOL.

This is feeling like it’s going to be one of the most stressful things I’ve ever worked on. But also [when it’s finished in the end- if it goes the way we plan] it will be one of the most amazing and rewarding projects I’ve ever been apart of.

Be sure to follow the blog category [Property Project] and our Podcast to stay in the loop with all the latest details and plans for this HUGE project.

XOXO

Browsing The Market

Hey y’all!

So if you’ve been following alone, I mentioned a few posts back that we had found some property we were interested in and had even put in an offer on it. Well the property wasn’t for sale to begin with, but we fell in love with it and decided to try our luck anyway. Well, the owner (Andy’s boss) really just doesn’t want to see it right now.

So instead, we’re looking at the different houses he has available for sale, or that they’re fixing up and will be for sale soon. I totally understand why he doesn’t want to sell the building we were looking at, but it’s still kind of disappointing because I fell in love with it. But regardless, we still need to move to a bigger place than what we have now since we’ve outgrown it (and by “we’ve” I totally mean the kids’ toys…lol).

I know that basic kind of style house I’m looking for, but at the same time I’m seeing so many others that I like. I’ve never searched for a house to buy before, and I’ve never searched for a house big enough for a family of 4….so I’m kind of nervous and it definitely feels weird.

So if anyone has bought a house before and has any tips or tricks that would be super helpful, feel free to share them in the comments! And I’ll continue to keep y’all updated here and on the Podcast through the entire process!

XOXOX

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