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No Nicotine 7 Day Challenge

I made it 3 months once, 4 another time. I’m going to try this a different way.

As of 12:30, I’m doing a “no Nicotine 7 day challenge”

If I can make it through the week, I’ll extend it. I was able to do the Whole30 (only reason I quit at 22 days was because I had plans less than a month away and didn’t know steamed kale was sauteed in butter, so had to reset)

I make it through Nano every November. I may not always win the 50k challenge, but I typically write daily. I also have made it through

I have studied the ways to hold off cravings and have determined procrastination, boredom and habit are all reasons I smoke. Today, I should have held off because I woke with no irritability and no craving. I’m just sick of the hold it has over me and I can think of alot more we could do with the 150-300 a month it costs us.

Wish me luck.

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Decluttering to Move on a Tight and Busy Schedule — DIY MOMMY

I have largely been inactive on this site due to finally closing on a house we have been trying to buy. We cut the lease on our apartment and have one more week to have our stuff out, we have been living here for about two weeks now. Like most couples with kids, we have […]

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I’ve been kind of busy lately, but for a good reason.

I had some plans but they had to be pushed.

My husband and I started renting in a lower cost apartment thinking it would help us save to buy. Things kept coming up and every time we would have a decent amount in savings, it would end up going to random things.

We finally were able to get the loan and just bought our first house earlier last week.

We have had the past month to get everything set up here and out of the craptastic apartment we were in.

I finally have a yard to plant a garden and decorate (not to mention my kids finally have a yard to play in) and we finally have a house we can actually do stuff in.

We are now settling down and my plans are being put back into action.

 

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To the Ones Who Aren’t There Yet

To the ones who aren’t there yet
Get out now before you can’t
To the ones who use casually
But aren’t addicted yet
Maybe you’re dealing with trauma
Or you’re chronically bored
Maybe your friends all are users
And you just want to fit in and have fun
Whatever your reason, you’re not addicted yet
So get out while you can

When your heart isn’t into getting high
And you can still hold down a job
You still have your dreams
You just want to escape reality
Get out while you can

You are in the neglected side
Of the drug epidemic
There is no help- because you don’t have a problem
You’re not living the addiction hell day after day
But you’re not living clean
You can still quit, even if you lose your friends
The loss of fake friends is worth
Your dreams, finances, health and life

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This is for everyone not included in our epidemic- the ones who aren’t addicted… yet.

The ones who still do drugs for fun, to relieve stress or to cope with trauma- get out while you can, before you hit rock bottom and lose everything. Before you lose everyone you care about. Most importantly, before you lose yourself

I did. So did many of my other friends. We noticed when the high started having to be chased. We noticed when we were starting to crave the high, when it was not as fun as it used to be.

Get out before you have no choice. Look at the headlines- all the people who OD, who get diseases and who go to bed and never wake up. All the drug users who lose their kids, kill their kids or go to prison. Get out before you ruin your life.

Life is better sober, it’s better clean and living is better when you can fully experience it. Money is better spent on experiences, not drugs.

You are the ones left out of the drug battles- you don’t need rehab, you can quit anytime. You haven’t robbed, don’t steal and still work. You buy your own drugs. Leave the life before you are so caught up it takes everything you have.

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FLASH SALE

One day only, my entire Etsy store is 30% off with no minimum and no exceptions

https://www.etsy.com/shop/newagedreamchick

 

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I’ve been nominated for the sunshine blogger award

I’d like to thank Ami over at UndercoverSuperhero for the nomination. I wrote a guest post for her blog earlier this month and most definitely enjoyed working with her.

The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are as follows:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and links back to their site.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by your nominator.
  • Nominate at least 11 more bloggers for the award and write 11 new, creative questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Notify your nominees via social media or by commenting on their blog.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your site or in your post.

What are you most thankful for?

Kids, family, furbabies and husband

What was the best thing to happen to you last week?

Last week? Not much, went on vacation the week before and getting to relax with my husband is definitely high up on that list. (all grandparents came with us)

If you owned a theme park, what would it be called and what sort of rides would you have?

The rides would have a horror, magick and fantasy theme. I’m not sure what I would call it, but it would have a fantasy theme to the name

What’s your superpower?

My anxiety- I imagine every worst case scenario so much in my head that when an emergency or near emergency situation comes up, I’m extremely calm and able to handle it on my feet.

What is your favourite accessory?

Good pair of earrings

If you were Prime Minister/President, what would be your first call for action?

It would be a 3 part effort- control costs of education, penalize any company harshly if they employed all part time or a single full time worker was on welfare and try to get more better paying jobs in the country

What quote do you live by?

“I’ll try anything once. If I like it, I’ll try it again. If I really like it, I’m hooked. ”

What is your favourite Disney song?

A Whole New World, hands down- I could actually listen to that song multiple times a day without hating it

Favourite party song?

Pretty much anything by Aqua or Real McCoy. Cotton-Eyed Joe, Never Gonna Give You Up and What is Love

I could listen to 90s Euro Dance all day, always been one of my favorite genres.

On what platform, did you have your first social media account? (Bebo, MySpace, etc)

MySpace, unless you want to go far back to the old chatrooms- then Surfmonkey

What is your favourite stationery item?

A really good pen-  I never have enough laying around when I need them.

For this, I nominate

  1. LauReads
  2. Ann from Muddling Through my Middle Age
  3. Coffeemamma
  4. Dr Andrea from Thriving Under Pressure
  5. Jessica from Sorting Life’s Issues
  6. Candy from Geek Mamas
  7. Momma On Da Move
  8. Martha from White Hair Grace
  9.  Elayna from Ingredients of Living
  10.  Morgan Prince
  11. Lynne from AwesomismMom

 

My questions:

  1.  What is your favorite genre to read and write?
  2.  Is there anything in your past you would change?
  3. What is your biggest accomplishment?
  4. What is your biggest fear?
  5. Do you have any furbabies? (if you do, what breeds)
  6.  If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
  7.  Do you prefer vacationing at the beach or in the mountains?
  8.  Are you more urban, suburban or rural?
  9.  What would your dream profession be?
  10.  What are your feelings on the oxford comma?
  11. If you only had 1 day left to live, what would you do? What would your last meal be?

 

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Vacation Destination Hotel Recommendation: Myrtle Beach, SC Compass Cove — Welcome to the WV I know

Just stating first that this is a WV travel site, but Myrtle Beach is the go-to vacation for us WVians. We go every year as a family (grandparents, me and my husband and our kids) Every year now we stay in the Compass Cove. As a child and teen, we did stay at a few […]

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Memorial Weekend Sale

I’m offering 15 percent off my whole shop on Etsy

Https://www.etsy.com/shop/newagedreamchick

I also have reopened my old Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/bethcessoriesdesign

At this time, I have decided to remain focused on primarily decorative pillows and candles/wax melts but I have some plans I’m already about to start for halloween.

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Book Review: Quiet Waters by Cynthia Cain — All Things Fantasy

Title: Quiet WatersWritten by: Cynthia Cain Published on April 12, 2019Published by: Clear Fork Publishing ISBN 195016909X You can find the book on Goodreads here. You can also find the book on Amazon here. I would like to thank Cynthia Cain personally for gifting me the book in exchange for doing a review. Quiet Waters […]

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