Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Liebster Blog

I got up this morning to check my blog and found out that myself and 10 other bloggers were nominated for the Liebster Award by MarlaJan @ Luck Fupus .  I was super stoked!!!  That means that I have people reading my blog and pretending to care what I have to say.

I started this blog to hopefully help people with health problems try to enjoy life.  I may not know exactly how you feel but I want you to know that you are not alone.  I want my readers to know that I truly enjoy life!!!
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers
Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves
  1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
  2. Choose 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them to your post
  3. Go to their page and tell them about the award
  4. No tag backs!
Random Facts About Me
1.I don't like sharing toothpaste
2.I collect cookbooks
3.I love to get dressed up and go to the movies
4.I love Anthropologie (the store)
5.I love the style back in the 20's and 30's
6.I love chick-fil-a diet lemonade
7.I would love to meet some of the bloggers that I follow
8.I still have the IPhone 3 not even the 3GS (someday I will upgrade)
9..I love pink lip gloss
10.I love to get my toe nails painted

11.I don't like getting junk mail
Questions From MarlaJan
1. What 80's sitcom theme song would be the theme song for your life? (mine is Small Wonder!)
The Facts of Life
2. Guilty pleasure?
3. PC or Mac?
4. If you could pack up, move and restart your life anywhere in the world, where and why?
I guess I would have to say Northern California because I hear it is beautiful up there.
5. Best gift you have ever received (NOT counting engagement ring, married/engaged ladies!)
Chad bought me a star in the galaxy and named it after me, framed it and everything.
6. What is your worst personality trait? Be honest, no one is perfect.
I am to nice to a fault
7. Who is your "Hall Pass?"
8. Hidden Talent?
9. NATURAL hair color?
Dark Brown
10. What reality show would you like to be on?
Big Brother
11. Favorite blog post and please share the link!
I'm new to this whole blog sharing so I don't know how to do it.

My Nominees are:


My Questions Are:
1. Do you have any pets?
2.What is your pet peeve?
3.Favorite Food?
4.If you could have one thing, could be anything, what would it be?
5.What's your favorite childhood memory?
6.Favorite vacation spot, and why?
7.Favorite color?
8.If there was more time in the day what would you do?
9.What is or was your favorite car that you've had?
10.Favorite Holiday?


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Social

1. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
I would have to say the year I went as a red crayon!  Sorry no pictures

2. If you could go back and dress up as something what would it be?
I would be a princess of some kind, one that wore pink!

3. Favorite costume as an adult?
I haven't dressed up much as an adult so I guess I would say a cowgirl.

4. Favorite Halloween Candy?
Sour Patch Kids or Milkdud's
5. Favorite Halloween Memory?
One of the lady's on the block would make every kid a special sack filled with candy and then she would also give us a caramel apple.
6. What’s your favorite scary movie?
I would have to say "I know what you did last summer." I was super jumpy(if that's a word) during that movie.

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's OK Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Todays Appointment

Well today's appointment went well.  I had an endoscopy of my stomach.  The dr was looking to see if I had blockage in my veins in my esophagus, stomach, and in my liver.  The dr that did the procedure said that there was nothing significant but there was some blockage that could be treated with drugs.  They also said that there was still food in my stomach which isn't good because I hadn't had anything to eat for 10 hours.  About a month ago I was put on a new drug to help with my stomach motility and I thought that it was working good.  I haven't been nauseous so I thought that the food was moving properly.  I guess we will wait and see what my dr says about that.  I previously took reglan (which is used to help with stomach motility) for 8 years and I was just feeling like it wasn't working that well anymore is why I switched drugs to begin with.  Other than that though it was a good day.  I'll keep you posted when I follow-up with my dr about what he wants to do.


Source: via Imgend on Pinterest
That Is AWESOME!!!! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Short and Sweet

Tonight is going to be a short blog because I'm tired.  I know I'm blogging late tonight but I've been out.  I went with my mom to buy herself some new shoes.  I love shoe shopping even if it's not for me.  I simply love shoes!!!

Did anyone watch the debate tonight? I DVR'd it so I could watch it with Chad.  I am so ready for this to be over already!!!  I'm am tired of seeing all of the bashing of each other on tv.  I am voting and NO I am not telling who I am voting for.  I don't like to debate personally, that is why I'm not sharing.

I know it's early but have any of you started shopping for Christmas yet? Or does everyone wait like I usually do until about a week before.  Hopefully this week I can get some of my done, through the internet of course.

I have a dr. appointment tomorrow morning so readers please pray things go well.  It's just a routine visit so I'll let you know more tomorrow. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Social

1. What do you value most in life?
2. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
DVR-Who wants to mess with those VHS tapes anymore
3. What do you think is the secret to a good life?
The secret of a good life is laughter.
4. What would you most like to be remembered for when you’re gone?
I want to be remembered for always caring and loving everyone and everything. Especially LIFE!
5. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
I am so proud of myself for never giving up on life despite all of the adversities I have faced.
6. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?
Anne Hathaway, simply because I love her
Link up every week for the Sunday Social with Neely and Ashley. You will be glad that you did!!

Sunday Social

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's OK Thursday

It's OK Thursday

OK I know you're probably thinking that it is Saturday not Thursday and you are right!!!!

It's OK...

That I just figured out how to link up to other bloggers for IT'S OK THURSDAY and that I am posting it on Saturday. (right?)

That I bought 2 diet lemonades today instead of just 1.  I was really thirsty!

That I want to take my fur kids to a costume party at the doggie bakery.

That I LOVE sweets so I just dial it into my insulin pump.

That I let my dogs bark when no one else is here but me.  Hey they like to bark so I say bark on!!!

That I love to buy a good, pretty planner for all of my dr appointments.  Dr appointments are no fun and sometimes very depressing so I want something pretty to keep them in.

That ice cold sweet (with splenda) tea is my morning coffee.

That I went a whole year without blogging.  It will never happen again.  Sorry followers!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

20 Things You May Not Know About Me

2. I love blogging
3. I love the color pink
4. I love naps
5. I love dogs
6. I love to read
7. I love getting things in the mail (NOT BILLS)
8. I love quilting
9. I love reading blogs
10. I love cookbooks
11. I love college football
12. I love facebook
13. I love shoes
14. I love shopping
15. I love a good face cream (MaryKay)
16. I love new mascara
17. I love Scentsy
18. I love a diet cranberry lime-aid from Sonic
19. I love TEA (cold or hot)
20. I love planners

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I had a nightmare last night.  Well, maybe it wasn't a nightmare to most but it was to me.  Are y'all ready for it...I got in a tanning bed and burned to a crisp.  I have to admit I use to love the tanning bed and the sun and aways having a good tan.  I use to get in the tanning bed starting in about March and tan just once a week until the weather got warm enough to lay out in the sun.  I would rub tanning oil all over my body and my burned skin would turn into a nice tan.  Man, am I regretting that now.  Since I've had my lung transplant and with all the anti-rejection drugs I have had several skin cancers removed.  Nothing to serious but several of them have been on my face and on my arms and hands.  They were just small places but still it is very scary.  Now I'm fine with being snow white.  I am also glad that more people are turning towards spray tanning.  If you want to be tan I think that is the way to go.  I do use some tanning lotion sometimes in the summer if I have a wedding to go to or something.  It's called Mohave Magic and I get it on QVC.  It kind of has a smell to it but it's not that bad and you do have to wait 15 minutes before putting on any clothes.  It does have a shimmer to it but I think it looks very good and doesn't leave you orange.

Well, I hope you all have had a wonderful Thursday.  Tonight Chad and I are going to start watching the first season of Boardwalk Empire.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Writers Block

I've been having some writers block lately.  I always feel like I don't have anything that my readers would want to hear about.  I am really trying hard to blog more.  One of my favorite bloggers, Ree Drummond, says you need to treat a blog like a plant.  If you water it everyday it will grow.  If you water it every few days, months, or years it will die.  I'm also having trouble finding topics that my readers will enjoy and come back to read more.  Ree Drummond also says "to thank your readers and thank them often."  So Thank You for reading my blog even if some days you think, what is she writing about. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beautiful Day

Today it is absolutely beautiful outside.  My dogs and I went and sat outside and enjoyed the cool breeze.

They love to go outside, and me go with them.  Presley wants to just come right back in if I don't with them.  She likes to show me how high she can jump up the tree.

Stella Belle always wants to chase Taffy and Presley around the yard.

I love my fur kids.  I love doing stuff that makes them happy just like a parent would for a human kid.

I love the fact that it usually only gets really cold in December and January.  Of course I say that now and it will probably get cold sooner.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Reading Blogs

I love blogging and also reading others' blogs.  I think that blogging is a great way to keep up with peoples lives that you don't get to talk to often.  I also think that it is a good way for people to get their feelings out there.   People often put controversial subjects on their blogs and it always leaves me thinking.  I haven't been brave enough to put any controversial topics on my blog yet, maybe some day. 

I have been getting this magazine that I love and it has all kinds of blogs to read about any subject you could imagine.  The magazine is called "Artful Blogging."  My mom actually bought me my first issue of it a few years ago.  It is published quarterly and is very good. 

I'm still working on getting my blog changed.  I'm having trouble deciding what all I want to have.  Thanks for being patient!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Everything changes, including my blog.  I'm still in the process of changing it though but it will still be a few weeks.  For those of you that are reading this thanks for following me,  and then for those of you who are reading this thinking, "She needs a writing lesson", I'm sorry.  I didn't claim to be a good writer but I'm trying.  Maybe the more I write I will get better.  I always have so much to say and thoughts are going through my mind a hundred miles a minute.  I am also going to rename my blog. 
We also bought a new camera about a year ago and I'm going to start putting pictures on my blog, even if they are just pictures of my fur kids.   

On another note, the weather is changing and it is getting cooler, which means it will be much easier to breathe.  I also love the changing in the leaves.  It is so beautiful.

Holly Enjoying Life
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