Saturday, January 30, 2016

Who Is They?

This week has been a week full of news. At work they have decided to reorganize the department I work in. Schedules need to be changed. And the way the system is set up, that means that jobs will be eliminated and then recreated. So anybody who has been in the workforce for any amount of time knows that there are a lot of unhappy people where I work. 

I have heard a lot of people saying they do this all the time. I have heard individuals say they don't know what they are doing. And I thought to myself, who is they? 

My experience has been that I often blame they when I don't want to take responsibility for a problem. And sometimes I blame they when I know that change is really needed. And often times I really have wanted someone to do something about the problem. 

But that change is often painful for some individuals. This week I have seen individuals who have worked for a company several years find out that they are going to have to face a change in their work lives. These individuals won't be unemployed. They will just need to do a different job than they have in the past. And my co-workers aren't happy about this. And that gets me back to my questions who is they?

I think that sometimes it is easier to be angry at a collection of people instead of placing the blame on a specific person. It is easier when a situation is out of our control to blame a concept instead of looking at the entire situation. It is easier to say to ourselves they are singling me out and they are wrong. Instead of saying someone is finally trying to solve some of the problems. And maybe they are doing the right thing and we just don't know it yet.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Glam It Up With Glamulet

The great hunt for the perfect Valentine's Day gift has begun. There are so many gift. But how do you find a special gift. One that the person you care about will squeal with glee upon receiving. One that is just a little different from what they ordinarily receive.

Well, Glamulet may have the answer for you. For those of you who don't know Glamulet sells charms and charm bracelets.

Now there are those of you who are saying how is this a special present? It's simple they have a set of photo charms that are so easy to create it is unbelievable.

The first step is to choose a charm. There are five different styles you can choose from. All you have to do is choose one.

Next step choose a picture for your charm. And then you have it a personalized charm. A great gift that is personalized for the one you love.

Now here is the really cool part of this post, you as my faithful followers can receive a 15% discount on your purchase All you have to do is go to Glamulet, register, create your personalized gift, and then when you go to checkout use this super special code.

15% discount code BB-VD15

Now there is another great part to this promotion. You can win a photo charm. Yes, there are going to be 20 winners. All you have to do is follow the steps above. And then you share your design with your friends through social media. Encourage them to vote, and the 20 designs that receive the most votes will win a photo charm. Winners will be selected on February 9th. 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, and I did receive a 50% discount on a photo charm in exchange for posting, but I really do think it would be a great gift for Valentine's Day.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


I was out and about the other day, and I noticed this little paw print in the snow. It's a little cat print.
And I wondered if it's owner had a home or if it simply ran out the door to explore the world. I wondered if he would be able to have a warm place to sleep at night and someone to feed him that afternoon.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Anaheim Pepper Cranberry Orange Sauce

Every once and a while you just have to use what have around the house to cook with. So as I was foraging through the fridge the other day, I realized that I wanted to make a sauce. And I had ingredients to make something a little spicy. So this is what I came up with.

Here's What You Need

1 lb Anaheim peppers halved and deseeded
1 lb fresh cranberries
1 lb of cuties peeled
3/4 cup of honey

Here's What You Do

Add your cranberries to boiling water. Allow them to cook until they soften about 15 minutes. Then add your peppers for about 5 minutes. Next add the mixture to a blender. Blend it until it is a little smooth. While your blending the cranberries and peppers, boil your oranges for a couple of minutes. Then add your oranges to the blender. Then boil the mixture and add the honey. Allow it to thicken up a little. And then you have a sweet spicy and tart sauce that goes great with pork, fish, or chicken.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party 105

Another Wednesday has arrived. Well almost it's actually Tuesday night. And well I'm a little disappointed tonight. I found out that well the perfect position I have at my job has been eliminated. I'm not loosing my job, but I will have to go into a 40 hours a week position instead of the 32 hours a week I am currently working. I knew that schedule wouldn't last, but I have enjoyed it immensely. And well I kind of need some extra cash right now so maybe I should work 40 hours a week.

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From Wooden Jewelry Box to Trinket or Remote Box
The Interior Frugalista

A jewelry box that I picked up for $3.00.
When I saw it I didn't see a jewelry box, what I saw was a fabulous trinket or remote control box.

DIY Valentine’s Day Clothespin Wreath
A Cultivated Nest 

Valentine’s Day is only a month away! That means it’s time to start working on any DIY Valentine’s decor you’d like to put up. I love to make wreaths for most seasons and holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception!

Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Fudge
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

This delicious homemade cinnamon fudge is going to make your tummy rumble. Valentines day is just around the corner and with this easy step-by-step recipe, you’ll be wondering why you don’t make fudge more often.

How to Organize Sprinkles
Hoosier Homemade

This is the year to declutter and get organized! At the beginning of a new year, we all have great intentions of getting organized. Some do better than others and stay on track, I’ve slipped off that track the last couple of years. So this year, I’m tackling each of the rooms in our home with small projects. My baking cupboard was out of control, I tackled it and I’m sharing with you how to Organize Sprinkles.

My Favorite Natural Stress Relief Techniques + Homemade Headache Salve Recipe!
Must Have Mom

We all have stress in our lives. As a busy mom of four I can definitely pinpoint the areas in my life that stress me out most. I work from home and balancing being a full time mom to four kids under the age of 7 and trying to complete my work each day is definitely stressful. Add keeping up on laundry, dishes and housework to that list. Then top it off with trying to be a good wife, friend, sister, daughter, etc and you’ve got a recipe for stress! I know you can all relate.

The Crafting Nook

If you have been around for a while you probably know I’m all about creating a nice decoration for my girl’s bedroom. I’m slowly creating different things to make her room as girly as she can be. She’s obsessed with anything absolutely girly; she only wants to wear dresses {princess-like} and bracelets, princess shoes, etc…

Starburst Granny Square Arm Warmers
Whistle and Ivy

The idea for these Starburst Granny Square Arm Warmers came to me over Christmas, but it took a bit of time to perfect them and get them blog-ready. I am so excited that I finished and I can finally share them with you!


These CopyCat Lofthouse Cookies are very similar to the ones you will find at the stores. The simply soft cake like sugar cookie topped with buttercream frosting is sure to melt in your mouth.

Pastels & Macarons

My skin has needed a good detox for a while. Lately it has been feeling congested, dull, rough and needing some serious TLC. I started thinking about all of my concerns with my skin and came up with a hydrating, antioxidant Vanilla And Green Tea Oatmeal Face Scrub to give my skin the kick start it needs and inject some life back into it!

Best Valentine Cookies! – “Flavor Cookie”

I am not kidding!
This is the best cookie! It is not just a sugar cookie. It has a wonderful cherry-almond flavor! You won’t eat plain sugar cookies again!

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