Wednesday, September 24, 2014

{Virtual} Wednesday Wine Night: Getting Serious.

 Cheers to another night of wine! 

I've been in a slump the last few weeks and I can't seem to shake it off. It could be this HOT weather or the lack of sleep.
I feel bad because I've been a terrible friend and I haven't been able to get out and spend time with anyone. It's such a bummer and there's nothing I can do about it. I feel like my friends (not all of them) think that I don't want to see them, but I REALLY do. I just haven't been able to get out to do anything except for focusing on my family and life at home. Family comes first. There's SO MUCH going on in my life right now that people don't know about. 

The sad part is that I've been burned by two different friends this year and I shrug it off like it's not a big deal, but it really hurts. On a positive note, I also have friends that are still here for me and are patiently waiting for me to get out of my zone.

 I'm always trying to remind myself to be appreciative about those friends that stick by my side because I am so grateful for them. I know that those are the only people I should focus on, but when I've known some of them (the friends that have hurt me) for YEARS. It's hard to let go. 
Normally, I am able to shake things off and move on, but it's not working this time around. I'm working hard to not feel this way about this issue because I hate feeling like this. Plus, I have a few other things on my mind. I might be suffering from a slight case of postpartum depression. I've had it before and I almost feel the same as I did back when I had it in 2002. Except things were worse back then. 
I'm ready for change. Good change. Positive change. I miss ME. I miss stability. Time to conquer my emotions. The bad ones. Time to jump off this roller coaster and get back to a positive place. Nothing that we can't handle though. Nothing that I can't handle. 

Apologies! I'm such a downer this week. Thanks for listening! CHEERS!

Have you ever had PPD? How did get out of your funk? 
Am I being selfish? What do you think I should do?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

To See or Not To See? My New Eyeglasses from @Firmoo That Is!

Eyeglasses were provided by I was not financially compensated for the following post.  Thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Firmoo for sponsoring me.  Affiliate links included in this post.  A special THANK YOU to Holly from Our Holly Days for the referral! 

When I was in fifth grade I was diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness). I can only see up close and it's blurry when I see far away. I wore glasses every day after that and they were really nerdy too. Big fat thick plastic granny glasses that I really hated wearing because kids would call me "four eyes". I don't remember having many options in glasses to choose from back then. Have you ever seen the movie, "A Christmas Story"? Yeah, that was me, except my glasses were pink. The choices were far and few between. Times have changed and thanks to we can shop from the comfort of our home and we have so many to options to pick from!

 Before you order your glasses, make sure you go to your eye doctor and obtain a copy of your prescription. Once you go onto, you can upload a picture of yourself and see what you look like wearing their glasses. I LOVE this feature! It was really cool being able to see what I look like wearing their glasses! Check out their prices too! WOW! You can find glasses on their website for as low as $19.00! 

Once you find the glasses that you LOVE, you add it to you cart and follow the directions! It's  really easy. The link to my glasses is hereMy order came with 1.57 index lenses with anti radiation and anti-uv coatings. They also included a free eyeglass screwdriver key chain, a soft case, a hard case, and an eyeglass cleaning cloth all for under $56 shipped. How awesome is that?! If you ever have trouble with your order just contact a representative and they will be happy to help you out! 
My order took 7-10 business days for it to arrive and I was ecstatic! As soon as they arrived I tried them on. My hubby LOVED them. He said they looked better than the glasses that I paid $600 for. Ouch. I know. 
(Please excuse the frizzy hair in both pics. It was raining and the humidity was bad. Straightening and curling my hair was not an option)

My new glasses from are lightweight and comfortable. I can see perfectly out of them. They're exactly as I pictured them. They go with EVERYTHING! I also learned that I like wearing rectangular glasses. I have a round face and I feel like it goes with my face type. What do you think? Maybe in the future I will venture out and try a different shape. I loved that I had options! Especially at these prices! 
I've been wearing my glasses every single day. I LOVE THEM! Did I mention that I LOVE them? I usually wear them in the evening to rest my eyes after a long day of wearing contacts. My eyes get tired and dry, especially after a long night at work. They're also really useful when the baby wakes me up at night. has definitely made a customer out of me and I will definitely be back to order more eyeglasses in the future. If you order from let me know what you think! 

What do you think of my new glasses? Would you ever order from Firmoo? If you order from Firmoo, let me now what you think! 

Eyeglasses were provided by Firmoo.comI was not financially compensated for the following post. Thank you!  Thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Firmoo for sponsoring me.  Affiliate links included in this post. A special Thank you to Holly from Our Holly Days for the referral! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Working Nights

Alright guys,  it's Five Minute Friday! I get five minutes to write about whats on my mind. Turning on my timer and GOOOO!!! Well, I'm back at work and I'm actually loving it. It's only part time, sometimes hard, but I'm managing it pretty well. I work nights so we only use a baby sitter two hours each day that I work. My hubby stays home at night with the kids and that's been challenging because the baby still wakes up at night, but I'm sure everything will settle in time.
It was actually my choice to go back to work. I think I already had mentioned that in a previous post. I might be turning into a broken record. LOL. I have a lot of flexibility with my job so it's really nice. I'm just struggling to stay up when I'm at home during the day. My days are spread apart so I can catch up on sleep after the day is over. The nice part about being at work is that it's really quiet where I'm at and I get a small break from the chaos at home. LOL. I'm an only child so I kind of long for a little quiet time here and there. I know that I'll miss it when the kids grow up. I'm truly appreciating my life with my kids. I really love my family.
WOW! Five minutes is up! I can't believe it! Time flies when you're having fun! 

If you're a working mom, how do you manage your household when you get home & you're exhausted? How do you balance work and home life?

Until next time......