Shopping Blog and General Life Update

I woke up today feeling like I just needed to get out, so went to do a bit of shopping, nothing too exciting as you can see here, but hey, sometimes even routine errands can help get our minds off heavy stuff.


First I stopped at Walmart. As you can see, I am still feeding my Coca Cola addiction. The cough drops are for the hubby who woke up feeling crappy today, and the Carmex is because I’m having some lip pimple or cold sore issues that are driving me crazy. I rarely EVER buy makeup. Lip balm and this kind of Covergirl foundation powder are about all I ever do. Honestly, it isn’t even necessarily an aversion to makeup, but just that #1, I never really learned to do my own makeup, and #2, makeup is expensive and I would rather buy more fun things normally!

I also went to Goodwill, where I found a sweatshirt that was super comfy and almost brand new. Ironically enough, the sweatshirt I bought at Goodwill was almost the exact same price as this brand new t-shirt I bought at Walmart. It seems a little ridiculous to me that Goodwill prices are now about as high as Walmart prices! I know sweatshirts cost more than t-shirts anyhow, but still…


I think the best part of getting out of the house though is just cruising in the car, with the windows down, and cranking up the volume on some of my favorite albums. That might be one of the most therapeutic treatments for depression.


Shopping Haul Blog – Candy, Kids Books, and Doll Stuff

I thought it might be fun to do a shopping blog and show you guys some stuff I got today ūüôā Let me know if you like this kind of thing, I’ve seen other bloggers do posts like this and I enjoy them.

After my therapy appointment today (where we talked about some really heavy stuff and I cried a good part of the session), I did a little bit of shopping to try to cheer myself up. First I went to Dollar Tree, where I absolutely can’t resist the candy:


I’m excited to try the Marshmallow Milky Ways! While there I also bought a few baby things for my new reborn doll that I am expecting soon in the mail. I adore Sesame Street, so I had to get some of their fun stuff and for $1, even if I don’t use it a lot at least it isn’t a big waste of money:


The Sesame Street Baby Wash is actually for me, not the doll. I really like the way it smells, so I’ll use it as bubble bath! The other things are a bathtime book called “Let’s Share” and a toy rattle that will be a fun prop for the baby doll. Lastly, I went to Goodwill and found a few little things there too:


The monkey sleeper outfit is obviously for the doll, but the kids books are for me (I collect children’s books among other things). One of the books I bought simply because it is about ice cream, and the other book is based on The Peanuts Movie.

Fun trivia question: Do you know the name of Snoopy’s three siblings which are featured in the movie? If so, answer in the comments!

Blue Bunny in a Kitty Cat Outfit :)


I bought this newborn baby outfit from Dollar General (on sale for 50% off) for my new reborn doll. Since I haven’t gotten the doll yet, I stuck it on this Disney “Shake It Up” bunny from Build a Bear. I thought it looked so cute I had to share ūüôā

New Romance Novella Ebook only $0.99 on Kindle!



Hi everyone! This is just a short post to let everyone know that I have decided to brush off an old romantic novella that I never published and put it for sale as a Kindle ebook for only $0.99 (FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited)! It is entitled “Improper Intentions” and is a fanciful historical story set in England with a little bit of a gothic feel at times. It may be a little cheesy and predictable, but then again, aren’t most romances? Even the good ones lol. Lately I have been in more of a mood to write fiction and might try to come up with another romantic novella or two in the near future, so keep an eye out!

If you do check out the story, please consider leaving a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads! It really does help me to know what you all think! I am willing to give a few free PDF copies of the story to interested reviewers as well, so feel free to contact me if you are interested!

I joined the ebook revolution!!!

Guess what?¬† I just published my first eBook¬†on Smashwords!¬† So excited.¬† The story is entitled “In Memory of Dad” and is geared towards upper elementary and middle school kids, ages 8-14.¬† The story is based on the real-life struggles I went through when my dad passed away.¬† I was only 12 when he died, but I remember it as clearly as yesterday.¬† I wanted to share the experience with other kids who may be dealing with loss in any form.

You can get the eBook on many different formats, such as Kindle, pdf, online reading and apps for various hand held devices.¬† The best part?¬† It’s only $.99 to download!¬† I really hope that you will check it out and share it with your kids.¬† Please feel free to tell anyone you know who might be interested in this book as well!¬† Word of mouth really is the best promotion, whether it be in person or on a social networking site!

Soon the eBook should be available on Amazon and other top online retailers, but now you can buy it here at Smashwords.  If you do read it, please leave a quick review on Smashwords to tell me (and everyone else) what you thought!

Some of the best simple pleasures life has to offer

Today was one of those lazy days that I absolutely love.¬† I really didn’t do much of anything all day, other than watch anime, nap, eat and lounge around in my comfy pj’s.¬† The pure enjoyment of being a lazy bum got me thinking about the simple pleasures that really don’t cost much at all, but can add immense happiness to your life if you just take the time to appreciate them.¬† Here are a few of my personal favorites when it comes to simple pleasures:

1. Watching my cats totally spaz out, like Einstein is doing right now.¬† Free entertainment that is totally¬†contagious!¬† It seems when one cat spazzes out, the other two aren’t far behind.

2. A warm bath.  I would probably sleep in the tub if I could.  I especially like to read a good book while in the bath, although that has led to more than one soggy bookmark.

3. Putting on new socks…especially ones that have cute designs or characters on them.¬† It may be a really girly thing, but I can’t help but smile when I see Miss Piggy smiling up at me from my feet!

4. Taking a nap.  One of the best simple pleasures of all.  Even though I often wake up groggy and feel crappy afterwards, those few minutes when I curl up on my soft bed and cuddle with my blankie make it all worthwhile.

5. Cookies and cereal!  My two favorite comfort foods never fail to cheer me up, even if I do feel a little bloated after indulging.  Bonus points if you eat a cereal that is made from cookies!

So what are some of your favorite simple pleasures?¬† I could go on and on about mine, but don’t want to waste too much of your time (see, ain’t I thoughtful?)