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Friday, January 6, 2017

Life Lately

Hi all! Sorry for no posting in awhile, much less no holiday posts. I was busy most of last month working overtime at my nursing job, the rest of the time was spent trying to get sleep, do laundry, spend time with the son and the husband and our birds. Shrek, our lovebird, got one of his toes badly attacked by Macy, our Quaker parrot at some point during that time--- well, in late November. He subsequently had an amputation of part of the toe and a few vet visits. Steven turned 18 last month and got a part time job! He still needs his drivers license. He has a restricted, but needs the practice in order to take the driving part! And of course, we need to add him onto our insurance!
It took me till the week of Christmas to get Christmas cards out. I still have a ton of reviews to do!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Relaxing Sleep Tea by Cuppa Magic (review)


Disclosure: I received the Relaxing Sleep Tea for a reduced price for my fair, honest, and unbiased review. The opinions expressed are mine and my son Steven's.

A bit over a year ago, when Steven was going through the pain management program, the pain management doctor recommended that he drink chamomile tea at bedtime to help him relax.  He was already a tea drinker, so adding herbal tea to his bedtime routine wasn't a problem! When I had the opportunity to review the Relaxing Sleep Tea by Cuppa Magic, he wanted to try it. In fact, Steven was the one who made the most cups of tea from the tea packet of 14 tea bags! He really liked the taste of it, and so did I!

It contained chamomile, ginger root, saffron, licorice, fennel seeds, rosebuds, spearmint, rosehips, lemongrass, and Tulsi Holy Basil.  The ingredients had some anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It was definitely a relaxing tea at bedtime, and I would definitely order it for Steven and me both! Relaxing Sleep tea



Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas and Holiday Events in Brevard County, FL (sponsored)

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I'm writing it to inform my readers and others of events in my area, for EventBrite.


Hi! I was asked by the great people at EventBrite to write a post about events going on in my area during this time of the year.  I really couldn't think of anything really going on in November related to fall activities, so I'm opting to write about holiday and Christmas-themed events/parades going on this month. Check out EventBrite 's page  here to get tickets to events in Brevard County, in FL, or in your area, wherever you live in the USA.

There is one event that I don't know for sure when it will occur, and it's the Bible on Parade. It usually happens within the first 2 weeks of December in Melbourne, FL. I compiled this information about the other parades with a friend of mine, Jessica.   

Below is a list of the parades in our area:


Merritt Island Parade : December 3, 2016 at 10 a.m.  It goes from Merritt Island High School and goes to Edgewood Junior High School.

Cocoa/Rockledge Parade :  (for some reason or another, we keep on missing this parade! It happens on son's birthday, and we usually haven't been around for it!) It's on December 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. 
It goes from Rockledge High School to Lee Wenner Park (Florida Avenue is closed during it.). 


Cocoa Beach Parade: December 10, 2016 at 1p.m.   
1 Minuteman Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931


Cocoa Beach Christmas Boat Parade: December 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


Merritt Island Boat Parade: on the river on December 10, 2016 at 6 p.m.

If you get the chance to come over to Brevard County in FL, try to go to one of our parades!


Monday, November 28, 2016

A Cyber Monday Deal that I Absolutely Have Got To Share With You All! (sponsored)

Disclosure: I received information regarding the sale for my readers.  I did not receive compensation.


I have posted in the past for Paul from New Zealand via Tomoson's. Today I received information from him regarding a sale going on through a friend of his for an online scarf company. There are some really awesome sales going on at the site, and there is also a free product  as well (all you have to do is pay for the shipping on the free item). You'll see the item and the others on Hayley's Blanket Scarf . The discount code that I'm sharing with you is :   30off    
The code mentioned on the previous line will give you a further 30% off everything else!! How neat and awesome is that?


Saturday, November 12, 2016

To Write Love on Her Arms Movie - OFFICIAL TRAILER







I watched this trailer for the movie, and thought that I'd share it with you all!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Holiday Gift Guides 2016 TWLOHA (sponsored)

Disclosure: I received information from TWLOHA to post, and no compensation was received.

Since I have posted on TWLOHA previously in the past year, if I remember correctly, I  really felt that they were an important group to include in hopefully one of several gift guides for this holiday season 2016. TWLOHA is a non-for-profit movement involved in getting rid the stigma of mental health and letting people know that they are not by themselves. They present hope for those who are having problems with suicide, depression, self-injury, and addiction. They also invest in treatment and recovery.  This group has been around for about a decade, so they aren't a new start-up. For more information about TWLOHA, go to TWLOHA .

They offer t-shirts, iPhone cases, beanies, tote bags, stickers, notebooks, and a lot more in their online store at TWLOHA shop.  ALSO, if you are in the Central FL area, on November 12th, they will be having a warehouse sale at 404 E. New Haven Ave, in Melbourne, FL 32901. I am not tied into them in any shape or form,  but I really feel that they are a very worthy cause.
Here are a few pictures of the many items that they offer for sale in their store online!






Wednesday, November 2, 2016