Children, Lifestyle

Seeing Baby Girl

I was able to see J to celebrate her 13th birthday. It was bittersweet seeing her. I haven’t seen or heard from her since.

With Love,

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Children, Lifestyle

Sunday Adventures: Part 2

This was an eventful weekend. We went grocery shopping at Walmart, which he LOVES. We then went to Marshall’s where he got a shopping spree. I picked up some lunch from Applebees and got myself a cocktail (don’t tell anyone)! We had our lunch at the nature sanctuary and did 11 miles of hiking that day. This is also about the time that I noticed that my son’s eyes changed from grey like mine to green. He now has the prettiest green eyes I have ever seen. They are a pretty forest green. I’ve been told that I have green eyes too. But they have always looked pretty grey to me.

With Love,

Children, Lifestyle

Dinner w/Bean

Due to recent developments with my ex, I took my son out to lunch one day after picking him up for daycare. He was so excited when I told him that we were going out to eat. We actually stayed for 45 minutes and he was SOOOO good for me. I actually got to eat and enjoy my food. He got to eat his favorite Chinese food and had lemonade. I had the miso soup and the sushi of course! Food was delicious like it always is. I cannot believe that my little man is going to be 7 this year. So crazy how fast time flies by.

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Children, Lifestyle

Apple picking

Back at the end of September, Dean and I went apple picking together. I did offer for my ex to come along, but he never did follow up to come along. This was the first year that he actually twisted apples off of the tree. I was so proud of him and he had so much fun that day.

Apple picking with Bean

We ended our day by making apple crisp pies. He was an awesome help in the kitchen. I love my little boy so much and I’m just trying to give him the best life that I can as we wade into the new waters we find ourselves in.

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EC Haul

Another haul from EC. Yes, I am obsessed, but my spending is gonna be slowing down as I am buying gifts for Christmas. I have a short list as there are only a few people in my life that I am close enough to for Christmas gifts. Like literally 7 people. My spending is always reasonable. Things will be tight due to the holidays though and my son’s birthday is the day after Christmas. As such, I am having fun and using up the stuff that I already own.

I love that I got a pink box this time around.

The presentation was sloppy and the box could have been smaller. Lots of empty space, so they must have ran out of the smaller EC boxes.

I love the laptop stand, but I need a smaller laptop to fit it. lol. My desk is very compatible so I am able to make it work as it is up against the upper shelf. It gets scrapes and nicks very easily, but I don’t mind. Wear and tear is a part of life. I just don’t want my items coming in all dinged up.

I love this acrylic block. It has the mantra that I am trying to live by. I just use it as a decorative piece, but when the weather starts to warm up again, I probably will be using it as a paperweight with the fans going.

I hate to get the last HK pen that I didn’t have. They are super adorable.

Yes, I have a pen addiction. lol. I haven’t even used these pens yet, but I love having a variety for my planner by using various kits. I always look forward to using my gel pens and other various pens. I love experimenting and trying new kinds now. There is nothing like using a brand new pen.

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Children, Lifestyle

Bagel Boi

It has been ages since my son has eaten bread, never mind a bagel. Well, the bagel sammies came back to McD, so I had to get a bacon one. I had one bite and noticed that the Bean was interested in what I was eating. To my surprise, he took a bite. Then, another. I gave him the sammie and he ate it until it fell apart. He then ate the pieces. But he ate it like a sammie until it fell apart, which was the first time he ever did that by himself! I was so proud of him and I had to capture this moment. We were in the school parking lot waiting for the bell, so he could go in.

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Lifestyle

My Malpractice Lawsuit

I am currently in the beginning phase of a malpractice lawsuit against my former therapist who sent me sexually explicit and implicit text messages. That is all I can say under the risk of being accused of defamation. As a result, I will be very busy between this and taking 2 Master college classes after Thanksgiving. Then, we also have the holidays coming up. Do not be surprised by sporadic uploads is what I am getting at here. At the end of the day, I’m looking to hold others accountable for their actions.

Below is my lawyer. I chose well. 🙂

Just know that you are not alone. ❤

With Love,

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22 in 2022: October Update

I have had more success this month, but it is only due to declutters. I find them very essential because I don’t want to hold onto makeup that I don’t like when one of my friends could be using it. I suppose that I could sell them on Glambot and I might do that with some of the items that can be sold there to recoup some money. I left off on 11/22 used up/decluttered items last month. The tally is going to go up a significant amount again and I am super excited about my progress.

We can add 6 more items to the list bringing up the total to 17/22. I just need to use up or declutter 5 more products. I’m soooo close to using some items up that I think that I can do it with two months left in the year. The BECCA was too light for my skin. ITEM cream blush didn’t blend very well. RARE BEAUTY primer had too much glitter in there for my liking. I don’t wear false lashes. The lipstick isn’t my color and the TOO FACED liquid eye shadow didn’t stand a chance against my oily lids.

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Children, Lifestyle, My Life

Sunday Adventures: Part 1

With the breakup, one thing that I am doing is spending Sundays with my son going on adventures and giving him my undivided attention. We often go hiking. Our favorite hiking spot is an animal sanctuary and protected land. With the trees losing their lives, it has been beautiful there and we love the crunching sound the leaves make when you step on them. Unfortunately, my ex can no longer be in the picture for my son. I think it is all for the best in the end for the Bean. Some men run when you attach responsibilities of parenthood onto them and this was a sad case of that. Bean has a momma who loves him and a huge support network, he will always end up ontop. My Bean, the little boy who loves everyone caught up in adult drama. This series will just be a series of lifestyle updates and the latest photos of our crazy adventures.

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Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Lifestyle, Morning Skincare Routine, project pan

Empties/Purchases Analysis: October

Empty Items:

Serum: 4
Face Mask: 4
Sheet Mask: 4
Lip Mask: 6
Eye Mask: 13
Nose Strip: 1
Face Wipes: 11 packages
Facial Cleanser: 2
Bar Soap: 1
Body Lotion: 7
Body Scrub: 4
Hand Cream: 2
Dry Shampoo: 8
Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 7
Hair Mousse: 2
Shampoo Bar: 1
Lip Liner: 1
Bronzer: 1
Blush: 3
Cream Eye Shadow Stick: 1
Liquid Eyeliner: 2
Mascara: 2
Lip Balm: 1
Liquid Lipstick: 4
Cream Contour Stick: 1
Setting Spray: 2
Primer: 3
Concealer/Foundation: 1

Liquid Highlighter: 1

Bath Salts: 1

Bath Bombs: 10

Foot Mask: 2

Brush Set: 1

Perfume: 1

Shower Gel: 1

Toner: 2

Shampoo: 6

Conditioner: 5

Eye Serum: 1

Eye Cream: 1

Face Moisturizer: 2

Hair Mask: 5

Acne Dots: 1

Scalp Scrub: 1

Lashes: 1

Eyeshadow: 1

Foundation: 1

Number Of Empties:

143

Current Amount Used Up:

$2,349.52

Items Purchases:

Perfume: 2
Dry Shampoo: 6
Facial Wipes: 12
Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 6
Pressed Powder: 2
Primer: 3
Brush / Set: 3
Bronzer: 2
Lip Scrub: 1
Serum: 1
Facial Moisturizer: 5
Lip Liner: 1
Nail Items: 8
Samples: 16
Eye Cream: 3
Liquid Eye liner: 2
Mascara: 3
Body Balm: 1
Setting Spray: 4
Bath Salts: 1
Foot Mask: 3
Body Mask: 1
Tanning Lotion: 4
Scalp Scrub: 1
Highlighter: 3
Face Mask: 8
Toner: 2
Liquid Lipstick: 2

Hair Mask: 5

Body Cream: 4

Cream Blush: 2

Lip Stain: 1

Eye Mask: 2

Body Scrub: 4

Lip Gloss: 2

Eyeshadow Palette: 2

Contour Palette: 1

Lip Balm: 2

Foundation: 1

Eyeshadow: 2

Bath Bombs: 3

Bath salts: 2

Body Mask: 1

Deodorant: 1

Hair Spray: 2

Number Of Items Purchased:

142

Current Amount Spent:

$1,075.27

Current Beauty Balance:

– 1 Items Added To Collection – Down by 16 since last month
– $1,274.25 (More product $ used up than purchased)

OMG! I cannot believe that I have used up so much products this year and the amount of money it all costs is insane! lol. I am so glad that I have calmed down my beauty spending and I have only been purchasing items as I need them. Sometimes, I’ll buy something extra just because.

With Love,