Friday, February 16, 2018

Warm Up with Welch's Cinnamon Apple Fruit Cider


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We are avid coffee drinkers at our house but sometimes it's nice to try something different. Especially something that even our son can enjoy!

Welch's has come up with a wonderful solution with their Cinnamon Apple Fruit Cider. It's the perfect combination of sweet and spice that is naturally fat-free and tastes delicious. 


Welch's Cinnamon Apple cider is only 80 calories per serving and is made with 6% real fruit juice. It's also vitamin fortified so you can feel good about serving it to the kiddos.



Welch's Cinnamon Apple Cider is compatible with Keurig machines so you can have a sweet juicy drink in no time. It's perfect for those cold days when you just want to warm up and relax.


Welch's Fruit Ciders are also available in Peach Apple, Strawberry Apple, and Grape Apple

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tootsie Roll Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa


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I have wonderful news for those Tootsie Roll fans out there! Sugar babies now come in Hot Cocoa!
Who doesn't love Tootsie Roll and Hot Cocoa? Well, now you can have them both.

With the coldest months upon us before the glorious spring, enjoy a cup of Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa with your loved ones. Curl up on the couch for movie night or simply enjoy a cup in front of the roaring fire.

Two Rivers Coffee has teamed up with Tootsie Roll to combine 2 delicious flavors together. Sugar babies Hot Cocoa is a sweet blend of your favorite caramel candy and creamy cocoa that the entire family is bound to love!



You can find Sugar Babies cocoa at most major grocery outlets and online at Amazon and Walmart and in K-Cup form.

Each K-cup pod is 70 calories per serving and contains protein. It also includes natural and artificial flavors.

If you enjoy Tootsie Roll Sugar Babies and hot cocoa, then I would definitely recommend trying these K-cups in your brewer!

Other flavors available include Junior Mints, Cella's and Andes

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Sugar Babies Caramel Hot Cocoa Giveaway

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bullies In Our Schools




It's an all too familiar of a scene when you walk into our schools today. Someone somewhere is being bullied. In light of the recent school shooting at Marshall County High School, I felt compelled to address what so many fail to acknowledge.

Bullying in our schools.

This particular shooting hit way to close to home for me. I have a sister-n-law who works at this school, nieces who attended, and friends who have family directly affected by this tragedy. It's personal.

Bullying is a prominent problem that a lot of people either close their minds to or ignore it thinking it will go away.

Statistics show that 1 out of every 5 students is being bullied in some fashion. Out of all those, only 43% report the issue to adults. Students who are bullied are at a greater risk for sleep deprivation, anxiety, and depression. They are also twice as likely to experience headaches and stomachaches.



For those of you who think that bullying is just words that we can ignore, please realize that back when we were children, things were very different. Yes, we made fun of each other, if it got bad we would take care of it with our fists and that was the end of it. Now...ALL the rules have changed. We have social media, we have cell phones. When I was a child, I went home and the bullying stopped. Kids now do not have that luxury. Bullies post pictures, send threatening texts and emails, mock, badger and push. So to say for these kids just to "deal" is putting a nail right in their coffin.

Bullying is brushed under the rug so often by those who "didn't see it, so it didn't happen" or "my kid would NEVER", let me express myself boldly...IT HAPPENS and it HAS been my kid.

We need, now more than ever, to be advocates for our children, our friend's children and the strangers down the street. When we do see something, not to ignore it but to take action on it. Our children are suffering and people just turn a blind eye. We allow this behavior by not teaching our children it's not ok to act like this, it's not ok to treat others like they don't matter.

If your child tells you that they are getting bullied, listen to them. Go to the school, contact the parents, be your child's advocate. Stop telling them to "man up" and listen to what they are telling you. If we start listening we could potentially stop that next suicide or school shooting.

Now I want you to know that I am not blaming all this on parents. But I do feel that we are our children's greatest teachers. We need to communicate with them. Be nosy and find out what's going on. If they are having issues, be there for them. We may be the only ones who are! Find resources. There are many ways to combat the issue and I feel that it starts at home. We can be the solution or we can contribute to the problem by ignoring it. Which side will you choose?

Here is a  great resource for you and your family on the subject of bullying that has been helpful to our family and our community.

www.thebullyproject.com

Here, you can take a pledge to make a difference and join the movement to end bullying. There are also Bully Project

You can join your local bully project or start your own project. You can find all the tools and resources you need to talk to your children. Be that difference!

Just remember that WE are that change and we can teach our children that it is NOT ok to bully. Your words reflect who you are, so let's all make a good impression on one another! Let our voices be those of praise and not downgrades, lift each other up and stop knocking each other down.


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~ The screams surround me like a plague, devouring me in its misery. I can't get it to subside, these thoughts in my head. Is it true what they say? Am I really not good enough? Should I really be dead?

The pain of my existence has tarnished those around me. No one sees me, no one cares. The words cut deeper into my scars, so deep I cannot feel it any longer.

The screams more than ever taunt me, "You're worthless", " You're nothing", " You should DIE", mocking me until the end.

As I lay here bleeding, the screams subside and there is nothing left. No pain, no love, no emotion at all.

You fools, I am now gone, you got what you want. So when is enough, this taunting you cause. Let this lesson ring as loudly in your heads as your screams in mine. The bitter words devoured me and now I am gone. ~
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Taken A Much Needed Break



Everyone needs a little break now and again. Since Christmas, I have taken a much-needed break from blogging. I took this time to get my priorities straight and ponder on my life. I have come to several conclusions and feel that it's time to make needed changes! For myself and for those around me.

1. So much has happened in the past month. For most of you, you heard about the devastating shooting that happened at Marshall County High School. Some of you who know me personally, know I lived in that area for 11 years of my life. I have family and many friends who still live there. This situation affected me on a personal level. My sister-n-law works at the school...Thank goodness that she called off that day! But many of my friends and their families were not so lucky. They were in the middle of the crossfire.



This situation has made me think about how precious life is and how fast it can be taken away in just a moment. So take every moment like it is your last and make it the best it can be.



2. Another aspect of my life that I have taken into priority is my budget and the debts I owe. My new year's resolution is to pay off as much debt as I can. This will not only free up my financial situation but free me from the everyday stress of "Which bill will I have to hold off on this month". So far I have already paid off 3 bills and now am working on the 4th. It's very liberating when you get to click that "pay now" button and have that debt balance at a 0!



3. My marriage. This is a huge one for me. My husband and I have not been doing so great in our relationship and we have talked about divorce. That spark that was once there has fizzled and we need desperately to find out what went wrong and fix it. We have come to the conclusion that we have just settled and our relationship has become that of convenience rather than love. We have a lot to work on, communication is pretty much at a standstill and we spend absolutely no time together. Much of that due to work but a lot of it is because we both just stopped trying so hard. So we are planning dates, and putting aside time for each other to just "talk" about whatever. Saving my marriage is on the top of my to-do list!

For some of you, taking a break means a lot of different things. For me, it was about getting my act together and finding out what was most important in my life. So now that it's out there, I can move forward and get back to doing something I love...blogging! Rest assured though, I will no longer put the important things on the back burner and live miserably just to exist.