Wednesday, December 21, 2016

I'll Show You My....Holiday Decor!

I'll Show You My Holiday Decorations!

This month I am collaborating with my fellow bloggers KatieChristinaDara and Tracy. We are talking about our Holiday Decorations! Eeek! Who doesn't love the Holiday's?!?

I totally get why people dread this time of year and why others love it! For me it depends on the day! LOL I HATE the cold! Beyond HATE it! I'm a sunshine and warm weather girl! But something about the decorations just bring me joy. I have friends and family in places where they don't see snow and I get sad honestly. Christmas and New Years to me personally as much as I hate it need's snow. I'm not sure if it's just because I grew up in Jersey and 80% of Christmas' had snow until these past few years? (Who ticked off Mother Nature?!) We've had snow on Halloween and Thanksgiving LOL Seem's to me Mother Nature is a little confused but who knows!

But anyway's....if you know me you know I STINK at decorating! I'm not going to even pretend or take credit here. Normally when I do something, someone (Ahhmmm Katie) comes behind me and redecorates! LOL But this year David took over her job. I couldn't be more happy with the turnout! 

This year we upgraded the stockings! Normally I go to The Dollar Store and get $1 stocking's and some Glitter Glue Pens and write our names. But Walmart had these for I think $8 each? We've got, Daddy (David), Mamma (Me), Bryan, Braycen, Adalyn and Logan! I'm a bad fur mommy and don't have one for Axel....yet. With his behavior he's totally getting coal! Kidding!

I love that David did kind of a Pinterest DIY here! He used wrapping paper to wrap the wall decor and even the glass on our end table! How adorable is Santa's List Warmer? I got him as a bundle deal and my house smells TUMMY too!

Normally I'm a fake tree girl! But this year David talked me into getting a real tree! I LOVE it! I'm hoping to score another star and tree skirt once all Holiday decorations go on sale! Where do you get your decorations from? Tell me in the comment's below!

Looking in from the kitchen into the dining room! I simply can't get enough of it! David was a little creative and hung some ornaments on the ceiling too! The kids absolutely LOVED it! David did an amazing job! He's definitely on decorating duty from now on! So tell me who decorates your house? Where do you get your decorations? Tell me below in the comments!

From my family to yours!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Anxiety...Let's face it. If you've heard about it or even suffer from it, you know IT SUCKS! I can't remember a time that I haven't suffered from it. I have a few diagnosis'. Panic Attack Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, depression and ADHD.
Panic disorder - People with this condition have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. Other symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (unusually strong or irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking. It can feel like you’re having a heart attack or "going crazy."

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

Generalized anxiety disorder The condition has symptoms similar to panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other types of anxiety. These symptoms include constant worry, restlessness, and trouble with concentration.
Depression - A brain disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

No joke...I'm constantly at war with myself. It's a struggle some days to even get out of bed. The depression doesn't help at all. Some days it's only my anxiety, others it's only the depression...but mostly it's everything. Wanna know the sucky part? I have no reason to be "depressed" or "anxious"...I just am. I love my life. Well minus my "conditions"...Not everyone understands it and most days I don't even. They say I should see therapy. Honestly, I've tried it. It's not for me. Meds...god I HATED them. They made me different. I didn't feel like myself. You know how in movies they show them having the whole outer body experience whether it's from death or a dream? That was my life EVERYDAY while on meds. I have kids, I can't be playing guessing games of what meds are going to help. I have my bad day's like anyone else but I also have my okay days. I get by. This is another reason why I wanted to blog, my outlet. Whether I am only talking to myself or someone is listening it's my outlet. It sucks major ass that I fear walking out my door, the thought of it makes my heart rush like I ran a mile or 10. 
3 year's ago I was in a car accident. February 19th. My ex-husband, Bryan and I were driving back from looking at a car and we drove into snow. We were 10 minutes away from home. Just off the highway, about to pass the bank and never made it...Boom! Lost control on ice. Travis (My ex-husband was sleeping in the passenger seat) and Bryan was in his car seat. It was not even 9pm. I hit the ice and did a 180 on to the other side of the road. I was rear-ended by another driver. I got out without a scratch but not everyone did. As I called 911 I got out of the car and I ran to Bryan's side of the car....His door was crushed....where the car handle should have been was my gas tank....I had a 1999 Subaru Forester....My car was crushed....Trunk was in the back seat and my back seat was crushed into the driver side and passenger seats. I had to beg Travis to find a way for him to get out so we could get Bryan. (Travis wasn't hurt) He finally freed Bryan and he was alive. Not screaming or crying....he was in shock....We had no clue the extent of his damages until we touched his leg. His bone was bulging out....The paramedics and police finally showed up. Since Bryan is my spectrum child (Aspergers, SPD, ADHD)...also this is a typical child behavior in a situation like this. He didn't talk. Since he couldn't tell us what hurt they took precautions and life flighted him from PA to a NJ Children's Hospital. He had emergency surgery the next day for his broken femur. He had 2 rod's placed in and were removed 2 months later thankfully. But the other driver I was told broke his collarbone and had significant bruising...he later had surgery. I am so thankful no one died and our injuries weren't worse. But this doesn't help my anxiety when it comes to the car...the fear I constantly still have.
I avoid as much as possible to drive. I went nearly 2 years without driving...I drove when I HAD too...I accommodated my life around my anxiety. Going to the store? Passing my house? Can you grab me something? Grocery shopping? No problem, Shop-Rite delivers! Oh and thank you to who ever invented Amazon Prime! It wasn't until I met David I got out more. He was my distraction. 
Still til this day I avoid driving as much as I can. As I type this my heart is racing. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you bet your bottom I'm freaking out. We have to drive an hour and it's supposed to rain. Thankfully I am NOT driving. I am better when someone else drives but even still it's not easy.

But driving isn't my only anxiety...if I could keep my babies home with me I totally would! I wish money wasn't an issue but this is life and it sucks sometimes and it is. The littlest things set me off and no clue as to why. I wake up some mornings with the feeling something is wrong most days and nothing happens and at the end of the day all I can do is laugh at myself. 
Even when I talk to people who suffer from anxiety there are times I STILL feel alone. I am 27 years old and this is just apart of who I am. I've learned to accept it. Somedays it may not seem it but overall I have. I just wish others would accept it. 

Normally when I am in one of my moods I just have no choice but to do 1 of 2 things.....Blast music. It takes me to another place, takes me away, out of my head, out of my thoughts. I just get lost. Or...I lay in bed unable to move...sometimes for hours, sometimes for days...and as a mom option 2 isn't always the answer.

As I sit here and type I literally have anxiety writing about my anxiety.

So this is my story....I would love to hear your thoughts. <3 minus the Grammer Police hahaha I know my Grammer and punctuation shizz sucks. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I'll Show You My Blessings...

I'll Show You My Blessings - 30 Things I am thankful for!

This month I am collaborating with my good friend Katie and fellow bloggers ChristinaDara and Tracy. We are talking about our blessings, what am I thankful for. Let me start off by saying my life is not perfect but I am thankful for everything I have. 

  • David - As much as he's a pain in my butt, as much as he drives me up the wall and no matter how much he makes me want to slap him upside the head with a frying pan...I love this man. I wouldn't change a hair on his head. I can't imagine my life without him. The way my kids and I have fallen for this man is undescribable. He's my king, my beast, my hulk, my knight in shining armour. He is my lifeline. I know I can be difficult. But he is so patient with me, so calm, understanding and put my crazy ass in my place when need be. I really don't know what I've done to be so blessed with such a wonderful man.
  • My kids, ALL of them! The ones that grew in my belly and grew in my heart! Without them I would not be the mother I am today. Each and every single one of make me the mother I am. They amaze me. Every single day they show me a new part of them. Their growing little minds are amazed with the simplest things in life. For instance today Logan is amazed with Firetrucks. The sound, the color, everything about them amazes him, The joy they bring to him is amazing. Can you remember the last time something brought you such joy to your life? It's a firetruck to us, but to him it's like fireworks on Fourth of July or even seeing Santa on Christmas. My children give me hope, hope for the future. I've always said when Bryan was younger that I am not raising a boy, I am raising a man. That goes along with all of my children. Since we are a blended family, it's all teamwork raising these children. I am raising young men and a young lady. I am very big on manners and respect. Something this day and age I feel society is lacking. I try every single day to have the patients that my children have with me.
  • My family...yep you read it right. I'm thankful for my family.  As much as we have our...hmmm differences? I wouldn't be the person I am TODAY if it wasn't for them. 
  • My - I am a stay at home mom and also a Scentsy Consultant. I'm so thankful that David can provide for us with a roof over our heads, clothes on our bodies, and food on the table. I love being able to take care of him, the kids and our home. Being home with the kids, cleaning the house and taking care of my family may not earn me an actual paycheck but it's MY job. A job I wouldn't trade for anything in this world. Scentsy is for me. I love meeting new people, I love when my house smells amazing, making my own hours and the commission checks? I love being able to buy my family dinner, pay a bill, start a savings. But this one coming up, CHRISTMAS!
  • Alcohol - I feel that's self explanatory but just sayin'
  • My friends - I may not have many but the one's I do have mean the world to me. I'm no perfect person and I know I suck at keeping in touch with some but after all these years with all my ups and downs in life I definitely know who my true friend's are.
  • Waking up every morning - David and my kids are my reason for waking up...mainly because they are loud as fu@# LOL 
  • Sex - again self explanatory
  • Technology - Unfortunately with this day and age we all need technology in our lives. 
  • Facebook/Instagram/Social Media - Connecting us with people who are too far....or I'm too lazy to go see. Kidding everyone's lives are so crazy!
  • Comfy Bed - We all love a comfy bed. 
  • America
  • Our 2nd amendment
  • Our service men and women. (Thank you to my Veteran honey David for serving in the Navy)
  • The place I call home 
  • My health 

  • Music - It's my drug...When i'm stressed out, anxiety off the charts or my depression hates my life, music brings me to a happy place. 
  • Shop from home! With my anxiety it really helps me out on not having to go to the store to go food shopping!
  • My free time!
  • Caller ID! To avoid people! LOL People stress me out so it's great I can ignore you pain in the ass' when need be but know I love yall! <3
  • Books!
  • HULU!
  • LULAROE!...Leggings!
  • My comfy couch!
  • Hot water..I love hot showers.
  • Food...Chinese is my fave!
  • Make up...without it I highly doubt David would have even looked at me! LOL 
  • My blog. My outlet.
  • YOU! <3

I'm Thankful for much more of course but Thanks to our awesome Country we have the ability to be thankful for so much.

Tell me in the comments a few things you're thankful for!

Scentsy Flash Sale!!!

I am so excited to announce that Scentsy is having ANOTHER Flash Sale!

Sale Start's TODAY November 16th at NOON EST!

Here is a little sneak peak! 

With these prices you're not going to want to miss out!

Don't forget the Holiday's are coming! They make great gifts!

If you need help with Christmas Shopping! Don't worry I can help!

Contact me!

Danielle (973) 862-9709

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Monday, November 14, 2016

It's been a long time coming....

I've been thinking about blogging for many years, I've always come up a million reasons as to why I can't or shouldn't. But today I guess I'm done with the excuses. So here we go...

10 facts about me.

  • My name is Danielle.
  • I am 27 years old. 
  • I am a stay at home mom and step mom.
  • My boyfriend's name is David.
  • We have a puppy chihuahua/corgi named Axel.
  • I am a Scentsy Consultant. 
  • I have horrible anxiety and depression.
  • My favorite color is purple.
  • I have 2 favorite holidays! Christmas and 4th of July! 
  • I am a VERY sarcastic person! :) 

So welcome to my blog! Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! - @dani_cents