Thanksgiving 2019 thru 2020

To get used to blogging, really blogging each day (I hope) will bring a new post. Whether a photo, a recipe, a post of joy or maybe pain but each day something new.

Today’s Thanksgiving and though I’m not all about people being invaded and slaughtered in the name of freedom and instead I think of gratitude, family, friends, and food. So in the name of gratitude I’m grateful for so much and here’s a few things I’m grateful for:

  • Daily gratitude with a group of 5 women via email.
  • Two beautiful perfectly imperfect kids. Love them to the moon and back.
  • My family. Despite the growing pains. Love them.
  • A partner who loves me for me and wants to grow with me. Love him.
  • Women who uplift me and I them.

This is just a fraction of the gratitude I feel. What are you grateful for??

Speaking of kids…my girl and I made this pie below. She’s 19 and has been helping so much this year. I hope our family enjoys the meal we’ve prepared and 100% gluten free!

Enjoy the ones you love and be kind to each other.

Changes, They Happen…

I decided to change my major, my career. I’ve always loved school. I wasn’t a good student when I was in high school. After some HUGE life changes, I decided to head back to school and get a degree, for me, for my children, and for others who may feel they’re too old to go back to school.

My original major was Business and I was determined to be a CPA. You know, I’m good with accounting and other finances BUT my passion has always been to be there for others. To do good. I’ve changed my major to English which means I have one extra semester of Jr. College before I can transfer. It’s OK. That’s what I think holds some of us back. We think we have to have something done in a certain amount of time but that isn’t true. We just need to finish our path and I will do that.

Here’s to an adventure in education and one day I will be able to give back what was given to me for years.

Fashion on a budget??

I’ve been having a hard time as of late. Working two jobs money is still tight. A lot of my clothes either don’t fit me (at this moment) or are so old they’re dying.

I found thredUP and found I can sell and buy gently used or even new with tags clothing at a cheaper price. I also avoid the malls since my time is limited between school and two jobs.

They have a great variety of clothes and I even shop for my son at times.

I was worried to post about the mom on a tight budget BUT this is actually smart of me. Currently I have a bag with old items barely worn on consignment and items are selling. I’m taking the money from those and getting myself new clothes. New to me.

So if you’re a mom on a budget check them out. They’re making this transition with weight after my heart attack easier.

*I wasn’t paid by thredUP to do this. Just a FYI they work for me right now.*

Items I’m selling:

Items I’ve bought: