Review-Canvas Press 

I received a 16X20 Canvas from another blog giveaway that I won. I wanted to write a review because I really liked the canvas and service I received. First I was emailed the code from canvas press very quickly so I could order my canvas. I tried to use the code and for some reason it wouldn't work, but I emailed Canvas press about my issue and received a prompt response with a resolution to my problem.

Dealing with Children that have emotional issues

 I am a mom to 5 children ages range from 5-12, I have 3 boys and 2 girls, I had my first son when I was only 17 years old. Not knowing how to be a parent of a child when I was a child myself  I look back and see a lot of mistakes I made. But without beating myself up about the mistakes I made I came to realize quickly that I was capable of fixing most of the mistakes I made the more mature I got. I matured fairly quickly because I was now a mom but it took a lot of help. I didn't realize until my son's first year of school that he needed extra help. My son is now 12 years old and had his ups and down at home and in school because he has ADHD. I really dislike labeling him and my other children because I feel like the school system and doctors like to label kids more and more, he is my son not a label!. I do though realize that  in order for them to get the extra help they need to conquer their issue(s) they will have to be "labeled". I am the type of parent that


TENACITY GENE By D.Michael Battey ~Review and Giveaway~

      The novel is about two military commanders that must do everything in their power to restore Order, Salvation and Hope after a mutated, aggressive virus is unleashed on the world... before all life ends forever.

     I have to be honest I was never a Sci-Fi fan until I met my husband, being together for 12 years his hobbies and interests grew on me. He really loves anything that is Sci-Fi Genre. I was sent the book called Tenacity Gene By D. Micheal Battey to review. I usually read before bed, its kinda been my forte for years. I started to read the book real late the same day I received it. I started with the Prologue, this is where author D. Micheal Battey introduces the main characters of the novel along with showing how obsessive-compulsive they are. I ended up getting half way through Chapter 3 before my eyes became extremely heavy since it was really late at night, but I will be honest I was quite upset I waited until that time of night to start reading the novel, I felt addicted and wanting to read more. As I was reading I can fully imagine the events from the book in my imagination. Its now my go to book when I want to read and I have to say if you get the chance to read this book it will have you wanting to read more.

Tenacity Gene is on sale now at Amazon
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The Hardcover is on sale for  $21.55 
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Author D. Michael Battey is generously giving away a signed copy of TENACITY GENE to one of our readers.

                                        About the Author

 D.Michael Battey is a former United States Navy Nuclear engineer who served during the Vietnam conflict.
After attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, he managed a private practice in Florida for nearly thirty years. Now semiretired, he resides and works in Orlando,Florida, where he loves spoiling his miniature pinscher, Lula.

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Calorie Counting Week 1 (01/7- 01/13)

My New Years resolution, to lose another 80 pounds this year, last year I lost 120 pounds and gained back approx. 30 pounds (around the holidays).Okay so back to lowering my calories, I lowered them to 1400 calories, this is a good start for my weight and activity level. So Monday 1/07/13 (wow that date looks weird) I started eating healthy.. Okay I might of binged a few lonely cold hungry nights but believe me I will get use to it, I have done it before. Anyway my gastrointestinal tract is gurgling and yelling at me because I have been eating more fiber than I have in a long time,and its "trying" to get use to this quick change, and it will it just takes time to adjust.


Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Okay no matter what get together I have everyone I know request that I make my homemade mac and cheese, its always a hit at any get together I have so I am going to share my recipe I created myself with my readers.

This makes approximately 2 pounds of Baked Mac and Cheese, I usually make that much or more depending on the size of the get together. You can alter the ingredients if you like to make more or less.


Happy New Year's 2013

Happy New Year's! We had a great little party with family, friends and the kids. This year I have a few New Year's resolutions I plan on sticking to. One resolution is to finish my weight loss journey. In January of 2010 I set out to finally lose weight, I did in June of 2012 I had lost a grand total of 120 pounds. Now its January 2013 and I have gained 30 pounds since then. I have not exercised or counted calories since July. Something threw me off track and screwed me all up and I gained some back but I am now dedicated I need to stop making excuse after excuse and just do it! I want to lose 80 more pounds and then maintain. I want to feel as good as I did when I lost the 120 pounds, I want my confidence to shine again!!! Another resolution I have is to stop jumping and doing things for people every time someone "orders" me to, Yes they "order" me to do stuff for them like If I am their maid or robot, I do take part in why they do that, I have always been an overly nice person who always let people take advantage of me. I refuse to allow that to happen anymore even if that means I have to be mean and not  nice at all. I don't owe anyone anything and don't plan on owing anyone anything. Well here's to a new year and new goals! I wish each and everyone one of you a Blessed Year.