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Top Ten Places to Visit In Maine

Here's a few recommended places to visit if you're ever in the neighborhood.

Top Ten Ways to Entertain Your Baby

While sitting on the couch!

My visit to the WalkerStalker Convention in Boston

Here's a few tips on my experience at the convention.

New To Couponing?

Here are a few tips that helped me get started!

When Is It OK to Let Go Of Toxic People?

You ever hear of the saying "Misery Loves Company"? That couldn't be more true. It feels like a constant battle to try and surround myself with happy people. Especially in this day and age, with the world the way it is, and how difficult it is to live these days, even the happiest people have their days. But what about those people that have "those days" every day? They make no attempt to try and be happy and you find them constantly bringing you down, you start to question your own thoughts and behaviors?

When is it ok to ween out those people in my life that exhibit toxic behavior?

The "D" Word

I'm probably going to get a lot of scrutiny for what I'm about to say, but I have never been one to understand depression. In my personal opinion, depression is a state of mind that you can easily put yourself in. It's easy to be unhappy and it's your responsibility to try to find positives in life to look towards and make life seem a little better. I have been diagnosed with depression for a long time but am lucky enough that I found ways to cope without medication.

That Drunk Feeling When You're Exhausted

I spent most of the night staring into the blackness of my room trying to fall asleep. By the time I did, it ended up being an hour of running around hysterically trying to find my dog who went missing  until the alarm went off for work.
Now my eyes are heavy from crying and I'm so exhausted. I almost feel drunk or just ill in general. My whole body aches.

Have you ever woken up with that drunk feeling?

What's one thing for your baby that you couldn't live without?

So I thought I'd occupy my mind and start getting ideas for a registry/wishlist. I signed up with Amazon and then all of a sudden it hooks you up with something called jumpstart. The circled area in the photo above. Each category has more categories when you click on them. There is so many things you supposedly need when you have a child, so I started a public facebook status asking parents what the one thing for their baby that they couldn't live without?

Pregnancy Nightmares Are A Thing and Life is Scary

I'm about 14 weeks now and it's funny how well your brain knows how to scare you. First of all, let me say that before I got pregnant, I never dreamed, or at least never remembered them. It was eyes closed, black, then time to get up. The only nightmares I would ever have and remember were zombies. Which is one of my biggest fears but I haven't had those dreams in a while. 

What I didn't expect now that I'm expecting

Who knew being pregnant would wear someone out so much!? Well perhaps others knew it but I sure didn't. A few weeks of being back from our honeymoon and I started feeling ill all the time. My boobs hurt really bad so I took a pregnancy test that showed up negative which made me concerned about what it could be. To the doctors I go.
It was a shock when they told me I was 6 weeks pregnant. I guess I took the test a little too early. It's crazy how my body knew already. 

My visit to the Walkerstalkercon #Boston

Do you like The Walking Dead? Wouldn't it be cool to meet some of the stars from the show and some actors from other shows? It's a really great experience but it can get a little pricey. I just wanted to share a few tips and things I've learned to make it the most memorable experience.

An update after a long absence..

It has been a long time since I've updated on here. About 1 1/2 years to be exact. Blogging ended up being something that I couldn't keep up with while I juggled 3 jobs.

This past 2015 has been very eventful. After 9 years, Scott finally proposed to me on our Anniversary Sept 2014 and I was so excited that I set a date for August 15th 2015. Little did I know how much planning was involved and I gave myself under a year to do it.

I was super excited to find my wedding dress at a thrift shop for $1 that it kinda set unrealistic expectations of what a wedding can cost. Thankfully, we had a lot of support from our friends and family that made it possible and beautiful.

My bridal shower was well planned and beautifully decorated by my friend Lisa and by the week of the wedding, I couldn't focus on anything. I can't believe the people that had come to help set the venue up. It was very emotional for me. I had no idea how many people cared.

The wedding was beautiful, and we went to the walkerstalkercon in Boston as part of our honeymoon. I thought zombie bride and groom was pretty fitting, and we stuck out like a sore thumb, which was my intention. We met a lot of the stars and even got pulled in for a quick interview!

Jose Pablo Cantillo is an American actor.
He is best known for playing Hector Salazar in FX's Sons of Anarchy
and Caesar Martinez in AMC's The Walking Dead.

Then we went to North Carolina to visit the rest of his family that couldn't make it for the wedding. We had a second reception that his mother put together which was so thoughtful!

When we got back to Maine, I tried to pick up more cleaning jobs to take place of the nursing home job that I quit but I was struggling because about a month after I got back I was feeling really sick. I went to the doctors finally and found out we are expecting! How very exciting!

I've been sick ever since, but I keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end. I hope to be able to have more time to continue to blog here.

He said: There's the same amount of Vitamin C as Orange Juice" ..

Ah hem... No, I'm sorry, but that isn't true. As soon as I heard that statement, I started my research. Boy is it hard to come across proper information. First of all, I stayed away from the V8 website. Of course they are going to tell  you that it's healthy for you. I want the truth though.
I couldn't find any information to compare the two but then again, each brand is different.

I did however learn a lot more about juices, and the process it takes to put juice in a bottle. What concentrate really means and what brands to stay away from vs. ones to buy instead. I now also have a new favorite website to check out. And apparently I should buy different orange juice. hehe

But anyways, I wanted to share the website I came across.

Vani started Foodbabe in 2011 to share information about what is really in the American food supply. Foodbabe has been featured on TV Shows like Dr. Oz, NBC, CNN, and more. She has also held petitions against certain companies to try and get them to remove harmful products. This woman is really trying to make a difference. Add her on facebook, check out her website! See what she's been doing for us!

You may not know who I am, but thank you Vani so much for your hard work! 

The American Parasite - 250 Million Americans Infected

This information is scary and true! I've been doing research and talking to therapists about it.

I urge you to watch this 30 minute video and educate yourself so that you can get healthier! Find out why it's been so hard to lose weight! And find out what the corporations didn't want you to know!
The government is finally admitting this is real! 

Please looks passed the probiotics and keybiotics that it is trying to tell you to take. I'm still doing that research on which is the right cleanse, but everything else in this video is spot on.

I have not been paid to blog about this. These are my own opinions and opinions of colon therapists and nutritionists that I've been talking to.