The Good, Bad, And Ugly Things About Spring

So, I walk out my back door this morning to see this early Spring tree!  It kind of surprised me because it’s only February 25th, and the trees are blooming??  It’s really pretty, but I’m not quite sure that I’m ready for all the good, bad, and ugly that comes along with the spring season.

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The GOOD part about Spring is seeing nature come alive, with the chirping sounds of the birds, the buds & blooms opening, and the fresh fragrance of flowers.  These are all wonderful things, but there is defiantly a bad & ugly side too.  🙂   

For instance, although I am embarrassed to show you this picture, it’s my current situation.   



WOW, this is really BAD, and my oh my there is a lot of work to do.  Last year was the first year that I didn’t do anything at all with my backyard, because I had both knee and hip surgery that resulted from one silly fall.  I am used to my yard looking like this:




This is a little more organized I’d say, but I know that it’s going to take some green thumb power to get my yard back in shape. 

I also noticed yesterday, that some of my neighbors were mowing their lawns, which brings out the UGLY part of Spring for me, and that is allergies.



Yeppers, the pic of me above is from a past campaign that I did for Puffs, and as you can see, allergies and me don’t get along. 

It’s awful, and unless I dope myself up with Zyrtec I can’t see or breathe, and I know that many of you out there feel my pain.

I do have a helpful hint for those of you with severe allergies, and taking over the counter allergy meds just aren’t working.   

I happen to work for a medical practice that does skin testing for allergens, and I do recommend that you get tested, because you would be surprised to learn what you are allergic to.  

For me, I flare up when I get anywhere near mold, and I proudly wear a mask, if I know that Im going into a moldy situation.  🙂   

And for those of you who have allergies to grasses, strap up and put that mask on, trust me it’s worth it! 

I hope that all of you love the change of seasons, and yes there are good, bad, and ugly parts of Spring, but I still love being outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Valentines Day Gifts That People Don’t Want!

Valentines Day is right around the corner, and I know that most people give gifts to their sweetie that is well thought out, and has a wonderful meaning behind it.  And then… have some people who are clueless as what to get their loved one, and end up buying something that most people DON’T want to get for their Valentines Day gifts.  Here’s what I mean below:  🙂



Kisses Toilet Paper


Kisses Toilet Paper



I Love You from Top to Bottom TP


I love you from the bottom to the top valentines day toilet paper


Although, I must admit that the above printed love sentiments on TP makes me smile, it’s still not something that I would want as a gift for Valentines Day.  Heck, if you really wanted to give a gift like this, you could get some cheap, bright red lipstick, and kiss a toilet paper roll yourself.  LOL


My Love For You Diarrhea Mug




My love for you is like diarr Mug My love for you is like diarr Mug Words



Ummmm…..I don’t think I really need to explain why this is a Valentines Day Gift Bust!  🙂



Valentine Cupid Costume


Valentines Cupid Costume


Although this Valentines Day costume is cute, I think that most ladies want to save these outfits for Halloween.  And if you’re a mom, the last thing that you want to do is wear a heart headband.  Just saying….


The Perfect Man In Milk Chocolate


The Perfect Man Shaped


I suppose you could give this to your guy if you want him to get in shape, but I don’t know if he will feel the love that goes along with it.  XOXOXO!


And finally, under no circumstances should you give this gift to anyone, ever!!  🙂



Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, I Couldn’t If I Fried 


Don t Go Bacon My Heart I Couldn t If I Fried



In all fairness, I know that there are plenty of very happy couples who would love to get some of these Valentines Day gifts above, and if you do, please be brave and share with the rest of us.  (Just to let you know that some of these links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy). Thank you for your continued support, and I hope that you have a love filled Valentines Day.

These Super Cleaning Products Are Worth Every Penny To Me!

Yeppers, I have out done myself over the past two years and had two surgeries, steroid injections, and plenty of physical therapy.  In the mix of all that, I like to have a clean home, and the following super cleaning products have helped me along the way.




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Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum –



First up is the Dyson cordless Vacuum.  I love that I don’t have to unwrap a long, heavy, chord, which I hate to do, and it weighs about five pounds.  It has attachments that allow me to go from bare floor to carpet, and becomes a handheld when I need to clean out my car.  I wasn’t quite sure if it would have the suction power of a traditional vacuum, but this little guy has some vroom.  It”s perfect for everyday day hubby, kids, and puppies the messes that they leave behind.





SteamFast SF-295 3-in-1 Steam Mop



I knew that I needed to do some deep cleaning in my home, and we have white doors that love to collect hand prints and dust.  So, my mom gave me her SteamFast 3 in 1 mop to try, and holy moly I became a steam cleaning machine.  LOL  It’s funny how much gunk is just sticking around on your cabinets and doors without you really knowing it.  I love how quick it is and the extension keeps you from bending down all the time.


Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop



I didn’t even know that their was such a thing as a spinning mop until my mom bought me one!  LOL  See she’s the cleaning queen of the family, and once I figured out out this product worked, I could see why she loved it so much.

If you have a weak back or maybe hands and knees full of arthritis, this mopping system makes it a whole lot easier by wringing that water out for you.  The mop head itself sucks up just about anything very quickly, and it makes mopping your floors a whole lot faster and cleaner.


I am turning the big 50 this year, and I have to admit that my body is changing, and I really do appreciate finding ways to keep my home clean.

These cleaning products have really helped me over the past year, and if you have some suggestions, leave a comment below and let me know.