Saturday, March 22, 2014


There was article in the paper about a little girl locally that was found in her home chained to the floor. She was being starved. As the older of the three children she would try to get to the food so they would chain her to keep her away from it. The worst part is that this little girl had already been removed from her parent because of abuse in the past and ended up in this home. If you knew the reason she was removed the first time it would probably make you sick to your stomach like it did me. I breaks my heart to think of the life this poor child has had. 

My own daughters didn't have a great beginning in life and their past might affect them in the future but they are now surrounded by so much love and affection. They get everything they could ever need and most things they could ever want. Even if most of it isn't new. They could care less at this age. 

If I could I would help more kids. But as a single mom it's hard with two kids. I don't know if I could handle another. And if it would be fair to them. And financially ... well I don't think my checkbook could stretch that far. 

There are so many kids that need a loving home. Whether it's short term or for a life time. If you have ever thought about adoption or foster care I recommend it. Look into it. It's hard, I won't lie. But so fulfilling to know you are helping a child and making a difference. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I have said this a dozen times at least but it's worth saying again. I don't know anything about name brands. If it's cute and cheap it's for me. But the other day I was looking through Pinterest (I am so addicted) and I ran across the cutest girls rain boots EVER!  Are you ready for this? You might fall over from the shock of all the cuteness. 

Ok maybe you don't agree but I love them. Only one small problem. They are from several seasons ago and no longer available. I tried looking every where for them including eBay and no luck. 

I ended up saving the search so every time an item with Joyfolie is listed I get a notification. And I've realize that this stuff isn't cheap. I've never seen this brand before and might never find it but if you run across this brand it might be worth grabbing. And if you happen to find these rain boots, please please please let me know. My princess would look adorable in them. 

Speaking of listings I will admit at times I get a little lazy with the pictures. If I have a huge stack and little time I might not take as many pictures or edit as well. I usually make a list and go by later to fix. But today I found the listing that takes the cake at lazy listing. I'm sure you have all seen the listings from the actual store whether it be a department store or thrift store. They cant even wait to get home to list. But today I saw a  listing that was worse then that. The seller listed directly from Zulily app on their phone. They took a picture of the item from their phone and used that as their listing photo. But they didn't even bother cutting out the fact that it's from Zulily's website. They could have cropped that out. So now the buyer can go get the item themselves and cut out the middle man. To make matters worse they misspelled the the name of the dress on the title. Please don't become this seller. Don't get that lazy.