Flip Flop. I’m Moving Blogs

I’m moving back to blogger. WordPress just isn’t for me.

Sorry not sorry for the flip flopping. I’m doing what’s best for me.

 

Come to my new page and follow me, as well as my social media. I updated them all.

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#GivingTuesday

11-29-2016

Today is #GivingTuesday. What is that, you ask? Good question! I found this on their website: “Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.” To read more of what it is all about, click [here]

I support Compassion International. My family and I sponsor a little eight year old boy in Haiti through Compassion. Haiti was devastated by Hurricane Matthew at the beginning of October….. and while our sponsor child and his family are okay, many people in Haiti are not. They are in need of shelter, water, food & medical supplies. Donations through Compassion can towards those needs.

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I give to Compassion monthly, so that they can get Michelton the items he needs and learn all about Jesus. We exchange letters with him, which I cherish deeply.  I also give to Compassion via AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is something everyone can participate in. It is free and easy to sign up. All you need to do is: Go to smile.amazon.com , select Compassion International, Inc, then do all your shopping. When you shop on Amazon, 0.5% of all purchases will be donated to Compassion.* (* Not all items on Amazon are eligible for AmazonSmile. Amazon will prompt you if your purchase is eligible for the program.) 

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To learn more about ways about how YOU can donate through Compassion International and help a poverty stricken child somewhere in the world, click here.

Proverbs 14:3 (ICB) Whoever is cruel to the poor insults their Maker. But anyone who is kind to the needy honors God. 

God bless.

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One Year Anniversary #atmyjob

As this post publishes, I am literally clocking in to work.

Today, I’m at my job one year. A year ago today I walked in to my first real job of my adulthood. It’s a big milestone for me! And I am so proud of myself. I am a hard worker and actually haven’t wanted to REALLLLLLY quit the place yet, so it’s looking hopeful that I’ll be a lunch lady for years to come, haha!

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Forgot My Book Reviews

So I am totally just realizing that I am soooooo crazy behind on my book reviews. Oops!

I’ve read a lot of books over the summer, so I’m gonna play catch up and get them posted as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

P.S. I am in need of some new suggestion for book series’ to read. I’m almost done with my current one, and have nothing to fall back on.

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Melissa has
completed her goal of reading
15 books in 2016!

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I Joined Norwex

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I am usually not that person that gets all involved with these “online product parties”, because it seems like EVERYONE is doing one for a company that they love, lets be honest. But I’ve been eyeing some products my friend has been selling for quite some time now, and decided that it’s time to buy some of them! After being involved in the party thing, I ended up being that person HAVING their own online party a week later.

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I also signed up to be a consultant. I just dove in head first and went for it. Which is SO not like me. Sales isn’t my strong suit, frankly. But, alas… I’m here…. and I’m doing okay thus far. I would call my first online party a success. Score 1 for me!

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What is Norwex you ask? Bascially, it’s cleaning items without the use of chemicals. The big seller is the EnviroCloth, which is amazing!

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If you’re interested in getting your house chemical free, reach out to me and we can talk. No pressure, I promise!

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Saturday mornings Dylan referee’s at the soccer fields. He is there for 6 hours “working”.

Sunday mornings is church, followed by Dylan having a traveling soccer game. And then sitting around watching football the rest of the day.

Monday nights Dylan has Youth Group for three hours. Delaney will have a Girl Scouts meeting once a month on a Monday.

Tuesday (during school hours) Delaney has band practice. Tuesday nights Dylan has an hour and a half of soccer practice.

Wednesday nights Delaney has AWANA for an hour an a half, and Dylan volunteers at AWANA the same night (just not in her classroom).

Thursday nights Dylan has soccer practice for an hour at a half.

So it seems that Friday’s is our only free day during the week. And I’m actually glad about it. I’m that mom who loves cheering her kids on! I’m excited to have a band geek in the house this year, too. Plus my kiddos are big followers of Jesus, and I’m so happy for that.

So while I thought I’d have more time to blog once school started up…. turns out I forgot to add taxi driver to my resume, lol.

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Weekend Recap

I survived my first full week of work (for this school year). It was a struggle, to be honest…… I legit almost rage quit on Friday morning, so that tells you how it has been thus far #thestruggleisreal

Enough work talk, it’s all about my weekend now!

Friday: Steven worked late, so the kids and I literally laid around the house. I played a video game while the kids played their Nintendo DS’s. Win win for everyone. They also went to bed early because we were all wiped out from getting up “now normal time” for school/work, lol. I went right to my room and put a movie on and fell asleep at a decent time…..

Saturday: my boys went to the soccer fields. Steven is in charge of the referee’s and Dylan refereed four games. Go him! While the boys were away, the girls cleaned up the house. Lots of laundry was tackled too. And out of nowhere, Delaney wanted to make Rice Krispy Treats #sothathappened After the boys got home, we had dinner (I made a new one in the crock pot. Was not too successful, sadly) and then we played two board games and one video game before putting the kids to bed….. LATE for a change! Like 10pm late. #rewardforbeinggoodallweek

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Sunday: Went to church in the morning (heard of my favorite songs so that was a plus), followed by going to Dylan’s traveling soccer game (where he had an awesome game and almost scored twice). Then we went to my parents house to help them close their pool. And then, of course, we ate dinner.

Nothing too too exciting, but it was very much needed after the last two weeks I’ve had.

Hope you all had a nice weekend, as well.

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