11/13/2017

New Book By Ryan Traynor--Dislosure 4 (Chapter 2)

Sorry for the delayed post guys. I've been working on a lot of things at once...Here is the beginning of the next chapter of my husband's book.
Thank you to all of you who have been taking the time to read it all :)
Yes, it's still a work in progress, so editing still has to be done.
Don't forget to share with your friends and comment below with any questions or suggestions

If you are new to reading this, you can go to 
Chapter 1 
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Chapter 2


Charlie and Mike set out for the Archuleta Mesa early the next morning hoping to make the most of the day. They headed south on I-25 and then cut west towards the treacherous mountain passes along the Colorado New Mexico border. It had been many years since Charlie had driven through such treacherous terrain, which made him nervous as Mike whipped around mountainside curves.
Despite the reckless driving, Charlie couldn’t help but to take in the majestic awe inspiring scenic beauty of the Rocky Mountains unfolding before them. There truly was nowhere else quite like it. And even though the land looked beautifully pristine, a darkness lay hidden within the picturesque landscape. Beneath the stretch of terrain between the Archuleta Mesa and Dulce, New Mexico were secrets. Bizarre secrets that went beyond the pale horse.
In 1979, Phil Schneider worked as a geologist and an engineer for the U.S. military in an underground military installation, which was under construction near the Archuleta Mesa.  He helped oversee deep earth excavations using laser technologies that pulverized and melted right through solid rock in order to expand the base. As the laser drilled downward, it eventually punctured a subterranean chamber.
Now, Phil had helped create vast underground complexes in different parts of the country as well as submarine facilities using reverse engineered alien tech. The covert bases were immense and connected by single rail maglev trains that traveled at supersonic levels. They could travel at Mach 2, which is twice the speed of sound and roughly 1500 mph. There were hundreds of these underground bases in the U.S. alone and thousands scattered across the globe.
When the subterranean chamber was infiltrated noxious “sooty” gases poured outward from the large hole created by the boring machine. Phil was lowered down into the chamber in an enclosed suit similar to a space suit equipped complete with a sidearm. After his descent into the opening, he came upon a seven foot tall grey alien that smelled extraordinarily foul like a demon out of the depths of hell. Alarmed, Phil struggled to get at pistol out of its holster impeded by the suit. Regardless, he popped in a clip convinced of their hostile intentions and successfully shot off a few rounds taking out two of the grey aliens on the spot.
One of them waved its hand and shot him with what appeared to be a bolt of blue lightning, which ripped open him wide open and severed a couple fingers right from his hand. Injured and in grave danger, Phil slipped in and out of consciousness as he was pulled from the chamber by green berets who proceeded to engage the aliens in a firefight. Sixty-six people associated with the government died in the skirmish.
According to Schneider, this sparked off an ongoing military conflict between humans and the underground aliens who had been encamped below the surface for hundreds of years. He also claimed that most of the world’s population would be eliminated by 2029, which would coincide with an alien invasion and takeover. The leftover population of humans would be enslaved. This was frightening because only catastrophic global disaster could actually wipe out the vast majority of people on earth.
He also repeated the same stories involving human beings being used like cattle and the other alien agendas. Moreover, there had been multiple attempts on his life and an attempt to kidnap his daughter before he was found dead of what was ultimately described as a stroke. At the time of his death he was terminally ill dying of cancer .
Charlie was transfixed by the story, aware of the criticisms, and had always wanted to check out the general vicinity of the mesa. After they finally made it to the mesa, they still weren’t sure if they wanted to drive all the way to Dulce or not. Mike looked upward and without warning yelled, “Holy shit!”
As if right on cue, a shiny metal object appeared in the big blue cloudless sky.
“What’s up man?” Charlie responded wide eyed.
“Look,” he cried excitedly pointing at it through the windshield. The object did seem to be quite high in the upper atmosphere, but did not resemble an airplane simply because it was far too round.
“Try not to lose it.” Charlie ordered sitting forward in his seat craning his neck to get the best possible view.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” Mike chuckled, “I got this.”
“I think it’s getting closer.”

Both men jumped in their seats when they heard sirens sound loudly behind them.


To be continued...


11/12/2017

Skin That Glows


Oh, I'm getting old!!!!
I'm kidding. I'm only 32. Either way, I both want and need to find the best ways to get better looking skin. I am usually on the hunt to find products that are more natural, and hopefully completely paraben free. Seriously, how can I expect to have healthier skin and better health in general if I'm applying layer after layer of awful chemicals on myself? Those chemicals get absorbed into the body, right?
Well, look at this line of facial masks that I have been given the opportunity to test out.

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They are, as you can see, Activated Charcoal, Green Tea Matcha, and Bentonite Clay.
I'm not new to these types of masks. I have used several other similar ones in the past. 

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This is my favorite. I love activated charcoal products. After removing my makeup, and applying a warm towel to open my pores, I smooth this onto my face, while it is still wet. Leave it on for about 5-10 mins, and remove. It goes on slick and somewhat shiny, and you can definitely feel a noticeable difference after it's off. 

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This is the Bentonite Clay. As with most clay masks, this one does not go on as smoothly. You kind of have to work a little harder to get it on your face, and it dries quickly. Feels good on your face.
I use the same application and then remove. 

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This one actually looks a lot greener in person. It's very bright, in fact. I felt like the Hulk. Haha. It goes on easier than the other two.

When alternating these masks, they are supposed to help you with multiple skin issues. They are helpful in reducing acne, removing blackheads, deeply cleansing your pores (I need so much help with that!), and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. That all sounds very good to me.
Yes, the products are natural, and there is a 100% money back guarantee if you are unhappy with the product.

This set can be found and purchased on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received this set of products in exchange for my unbiased review. 

11/11/2017

Another Awesome Product from #Kisspat


I've reviewed quite a few Kisspat products over the past year---we're talking hair chalk, hair extensions, and now jewelry. 
Their products are always so bold and pretty. They definitely stand out!

Check out my new necklace!

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It's a black flannel choker necklace, embellished with double cords, two metal beads, a metal ring, and a beautiful polished clear quartz pendant. It has a pretty simple design that I like a lot.

It also comes with a little storage bag to put it in when you're not wearing it. This will help keep it in tact and looking great for years to come. 

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It's 12 inches, plus a 3 inch extension chain, so you can loosen it up quite a bit. 

I have a thing for crystals. Always have. I can definitely feel some good vibrations coming from it. 

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I think it looks really new age style and can be worn with casual clothing or when you're all prettied up in fancy clothes. 

Hey guys, the holidays are coming up, and I'm sure this would make a really sweet gift...IJS...

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review. 

#BigHippo Chair Pads Rock My World


I spend hours in front of a computer screen most days...It can get a bit uncomfortable, so I'm thankful for my new Big Hippo chair pad. 

This is what I'm talking about:

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It's so pretty and cushiony! It feels like you're squeezing a teddy bear. The stuffing is nice and fluffy.
It's a pretty grey color and very well stitched.

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The bottom part is black and thick. It is a kind of grippy material that keeps it from slipping. 
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This pad fits my desk chair just right, but when I use my laptop sometimes I use it on my recliner, my glider, a kitchen chair, and it can also be used on the floor. You can also use it as a knee pad while gardening.  It really makes things a lot more comfortable. It's the perfect thickness and you can fold it over and put it behind your neck or even use it as a pillow. It can be rolled up and taken with you when you travel. I'm thinking I'll probably take it with me when I get on a plane in a few months. 

Oh, and by the way, it's machine washable. 


Dislaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.

11/09/2017

The Perfect Neon Sign For Any Store


My family just opened up their very first store. So exciting. It's a second hand furniture and clothing store. My husband, friend, and father-in-law have been working very hard on it for several months now, so it's so great to have finally reached this point.
I wanted to give them something for the grand opening and I think I found the perfect sign.
They absolutely love it and so do I.
Here it is:

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 It's multi-colored and the size is 18.9x9.84 in.

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 There is an on/off switch on the cord and then a small red button on the side that changes it from steady to flashing lights. I like that you can switch it because some store owners might prefer to just have a lit up sign that doesn't move around. Others might want something more flashy and dramatic. 
 The lights get pretty bright so I'm sure that it will definitely attraction lots of attention. It does come with a detachable chain to hang it up, or you can just stand it up on a table, shelf, window, etc. It can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet, and does not waste much electricity.
My camera doesn't do it justice. It actually looks very clear and bright in person!

I've included a video so you guys can see it in action 




This product can be found on Amazon.


Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.

Win Tea For A Year!! #zhenatea #instagramgiveaway Ends 12/8/2017


I have always been more of a tea drinker than coffee. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy coffee from time to time, but I prefer tea. 

I love it hot or cold. I am always willing to try new flavors too.


I only recently heard about Zhena Tea and was shocked at how many amazing flavors that they have available. 

They sent me this very nice assortment to try out


Incredible box, right?? I was so ecstatic. I've only tried a few, but I will definitely be trying 
them all very soon!

Here are some of their seasonal flavors:


These are both tins filled with tea bags. Pumpkin Spice one made my kitchen smell so good while it was brewing yesterday morning. I decided to add in some plain soy milk, no sugar. It is caffeine-free Rooibos tea blend of ginger, vanilla, and cinnamon. 

On the right is one their stackable tins. Each tin comes with 4 tea sachets inside. 

The flavors are

Peppermint Mocha: Rooibos tea, peppermint,cinnamon, cocoa, and nutmeg. Caffeine-free

Gingerbread Chai: Rooibos tea, ginger root, cinnamon, chicory, licorice root, nutmeg. Caffeine-free

Sugar Cookie: Black tea, cinnamon, ginger root, licorice root, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg. Moderate caffeine

English Toffee: Rooibos tea, cocoa, licorice root. Caffeine-free (I tried this one and it was really good!)


Ambrosia Plum White Tea (ingredients are shown in pic). This one is low in caffeine. It smells and tastes delicious, with or without sweetener.

They have so many great Coconut infused teas:


Coconut Chai Green Tea is low in caffeine.

Coconut Chai Black Tea has moderate caffeine.

Both are filled with antioxidants. On the back of each it says that they have ginger which aids digestion and cinnamon for warming and balancing. 

More coconut infused teas:


Coconut Matcha has moderate caffeine. On the back it says that coconut promotes decreased startle response and helps with stress. I love matcha tea!!

Coconut Pineapple Iced Tea is caffeine free. Although it says iced tea on it, you can enjoy it hot as well. 

In fact, all of the teas can be steeped and can be enjoyed hot or cold. 


Coconut Rum Tropical Green Tea is imbued with island rum, low in caffeine, and naturally sweetened with stevia. That sounds amazing, I know.

They also carry loose leaf teas in these beautiful glass jars, and a spoon is included too:


I'm actually drinking some Lavender Lemonade Gourmet Red Tea right now! Yum. It is a blend of Rooibos tea, lemon myrtle, lavender flower, and honeybush. 

Fig & Flower Gourmet Green Tea is a blend of green tea, apple, cornflower, and natural flavor. It is low in caffeine. 

All you need to brew these particular teas is a tea infuser.


Here's the great news for you guys!!!

Want a year supply of Zhena's Organic tea? LIKE this pic RIGHT HERE on INSTAGRAM, FOLLOW @girlwiththespidertattoo and @zhenastea, and COMMENT! 
Don't forget to leave a comment on that post on Instagram to be entered!

Open to the continental US only Winners will be chosen on December 8th, 2017. Good Luck! 


Also,  to receive 25% off, go to their website and use the code NIKITEA


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary assortment of teas from Zhena's Tea. 

11/08/2017

A Tapestry That Can Make Your Room Less Boring


Over the past few months I have fallen in love with things covered with mandalas. I just can't seem to get enough. I want each of my room to have a few. I received a gorgeous tapestry the other day from Home Fairy.

This is what it looks like up close:

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That design is so hypnotizing, isn't it?
The red and purple are so vivid too. I LOVE that!
And it's huge! 80 x 60 in. The name of it is Peacock Red

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I could just stare at this all day. I actually do catch myself staring at for long periods of time when I'm laying in my room.
It definitely made my bedroom look more interesting. I put it on the opposite wall from a different mandala tapestry, which I have over my bed.
This particular one is over my daughter's toddler bed.

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What's nice is that since it's thin, it doesn't take much more than a few tacks to hold it up. Also, if not for decorating your wall, you could also use it on a bed, as a table cloth, to cover a window, on a sofa, on the beach or picnic, and you could even use it as a wrap to wear. You can hang it horizontally or vertically, and yes it's machine washable too.
I might eventually use it as a few of those things. So versatile.

This product is available on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 

11/06/2017

My New Automatic Pet Feeder


Alright, so we added a new member to our family a few months ago. She is a beautiful little tuxedo cat named Harley Quinn. 

She has such a personality. OMG. Having her in the house is like having three kids now. My son, daughter, and her are always running wild together.

She loves to spend a lot of time with us, so much, that when it's bedtime for us, she will follow right along with us upstairs and go lay on the bed to sleep as well.

She also likes to be fed as soon as we get up in the morning. I'll be honest. Sometimes I'm not moving as fast as she would like so she will get upset and start acting a little wild.

Yes, some animals do get that way. She will knock my stuff over and walk all over me if I don't get up right away.

So, I thought that this automatic pet feeder might be worth a shot. 

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This is the cute picture on one side of the box.

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Here is everything that comes inside of the box:
--bowl
--base with programmable LCD screen
--the blue part is what holds up to 5L of food!
-lid
--ac adapter
--instruction manual

It is BPA free too. I love that so much.

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Some great things about this pet feeder are that you can set the clock and then set 1-3 feedings. You can also set the portion size. Lastly, now this is entirely optional, you can also record your own message for your pet to hear every time that the feeder goes off.
Sounds like a neat idea right?
Okay, well I like the idea. However, I personally think it's a bit louder than I would prefer and there is some staticy feedback that will not go away when I record, no matter what.
I prefer to use it without the recording. I actually forgot about it the first day I had turned it on and let me tell you---it scared the heck out of me because it was so loud and I didn't expect it. It also plays the message three times in a row.
I could see how this feature might be good if you are going to be gone for a day or two and your pet might like to hear your voice.

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My cat has already figured out that this will feed her on its own. Whenever it goes off, the sound of food being dispersed into the bowl is enough to make her run over to it and start eating. I'm happy that she seems content with it.

I also like that you can use either 3 D batteries to power it or the ac adapter. Nice to have two different options, especially if you put it in a place where there is no outlet to plug it into.

This is a good product, despite the loud recording. It does exactly what I need it to do. My cat has never been left alone for more than a few hours, but if we ever have to go away for a little bit longer, I'm glad that she will still be fed when she needs to be fed.


I created an unboxing video on YouTube:



This product can be found on Amazon.


Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 

10/27/2017

More Storage Solutions From INNX #seatbackorganizer


I know that I just posted a few days ago about a set of really nice storage pouches for the car or home from INNX...
But here is another one of their products:




This one is a bit different. It doesn't have velcro. It has adjustable straps with buckles that wrap around the head rests and seats in your vehicle. Not only that, it is all one piece, and pretty long. It can reach across the back of my mom's van seats in the middle or back row. Her van only has two head rests, but it can attach to as many as three. 



There are FOUR big storage areas, and TWO smaller pouches within the middle.
This one, in my opinion, is ideal for larger vehicles such as suburbans, bigger vans, trucks. 

You can store heavier and larger items in these nets. I think it's great for when you are on the road and travelling. You can store food, drinks, books, movies, toys, diapers, towels. It would be great for camping trips, going to the beach, going to the park, going to a game, the Drive-in, a party...
Just imagine!
It is also good for storing tools, cleaning products for your vehicle, groceries, and other things that don't fit down below. Just having some more storage can be helpful in so many ways. 



You can purchase this product 

#seatbackorganizer

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 

New Book by Ryan Traynor Disclosure 3

Ready to read some more of my husband's book?
Well, here it is, as promised!! 

If you haven't read the first two posts from this chapter,  you can find them here.



Happy Reading!!




Unable to return any calls at that particular moment, Jack read some of the text messages in complete and utter disbelief. Most of the messages were from Helen informing him that Charlie had been missing now for over forty eight hours.
Anxiety crept in and overwhelmed his senses. Two days?
Apparently, his brother had been out of town when he was reported missing.  How could he have disappeared two days ago and this is the first I’m hearing about it?
Anger mixed in creating panic and intense concern for the well being of his sibling. An instinctual need to protect his family crept over him like a soldier preparing for combat. He saw that there were  messages from his parents and Mikey all having the common theme that Charlie was missing and that Jack should contact them immediately.
The first person he decided to call was his father, Pete Warner, to see if any of this made any sense whatsoever. It rang a couple times before he heard his father answer the phone. The tone in his his voice spoke volumes, which frightened Jack and made the whole thing seem so much more serious.
“What the hell is going on?” Jack demanded forcefully.
Silence. A deep breath was followed by a solemn sigh on the other end of the line.
Finally his father spoke, “Your brother disappeared the night he was supposed to return from his trip.”
“Where did he go?” asked Jack.
“Colorado,” his father responded.
It felt like their was a lead balloon inside his stomach weighing him down while the lump in his throat threatened to impede his speech. “Are you sure? What have you heard?”
“Helen called and I spoke with the police,” his father broke off for a moment and then finished by saying, “it’s not looking good.”
“Well, what did the police say?” Charlie asked now feeling more than ever like he might break down. He felt the tears in his eyes well up as his father told him what few details Helen and the police had laid out to him about the circumstances surrounding the mysterious disappearance.
It was as if he had vanished. Vanished into thin air.
Peter Warner was born in Chicago in 1950. His father was a hard nosed lawyer who had six kids to provide for and a bustling mother who ran the family and worked part time at the phone company. They were an Irish Catholic family steeped in tradition.
Pete had been drafted into the Vietnam War when he was eighteen. His older brother Sam had gotten his notice to serve a few years prior and barely managed to survive the ordeal. He had lost most of his unit overseas and was devastated when he found out his younger brother was to suffer the same fate.
Sam had gone to that God forsaken hell hole to fight the Viet Cong early in the war before army fatigues were standard issue, which made them sitting ducks on the battlefield and before rotations, which resulted in a soldiers losing a lot of close friends. Basically, the U.S. had no business going into that part of Asia to fight during those first few chaotic years. He had received an education in the infantry that turned people inside out if they were lucky enough to make it home alive and he feared for his brother’s future.
Sam was one of the few to make it back alive and unscathed, physically at least. The psychological trauma would haunt him for decades to come. When Peter was still in high school, he remembered Sam bringing home a peculiar war buddy. Pete remembered the guy sitting down with his father and having some sort of in depth conversation, which never happened. Their father didn’t talked to any of his children’s friends much less sit down with them in the den like business associates.
Pete later found out that the guy whose name was Hans was a Lebensborn. The Lebensborn were “racially pure” children born under the directives of the Nazi SS. Those creepy black uniformed super Nazis attempted to create genetically superior subjects to increase the Third Reich's Empire. They dumped scores of these children into state run orphanages where they were relocated after the fall of Hitler.
This particular subject, Hans had ended up growing up in an American orphanage on the southside of Chicago. He had been born at the tail end of the war and arrived in America before he could even talk. Nonetheless, the guy never seemed to have a chance. He really was a model specimen, well over six feet tall with a powerful build and intense auburn hair. Hans had been a top notch soldier with above average intelligence and a charismatic personality. Yet, somehow he still ended up joining the Chicago Outlaws, which was a notorious biker gang. It was as if a sort of darkness had been passed along genetically from the twisted Nazi regime.
When Pete faced the jungles of Vietnam, it was an entirely different story out there. It was 1968, America was kicking ass and taking names. The military got its head out of its ass knowing full well they were sending boys to the slaughter. They reassessed, regrouped and reorganized to fight communists on their turf halfway around the world. The GI’s were geared up and driving the Viet Cong underground, but it was too little too late.
By the time Pete was going through basic, public opinion had already begun turning against the powers that be. The world watched the assassinations of JFK,  Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. The times they are a changin’ roared Bob Dylan.
He would recount to his two sons, years down the road, about how his basic training was similar to the movie Full Metal Jacket with the exception of a psychopath nicknamed Gomer Pile shooting up the place. However there was a young man named Homer ironically who did almost get him killed in basic. They were in the pit doing training on how to properly throw grenades and of course Pete ends up in line behind the dim witted country bumpkin Homer.
The drill sergeant put the grenade in the dullards hand and instructed him to pull the pin and toss the grenade over the fortified wall. Sounds easy right? Homer got through the first part and pulled the pin before he froze solid as ice. Unable to pry the grenade from the dope’s fingers, the drill sergeant threw him to the ground, stomped on his wrist and tossed the grenade right before it blew exploded in the pit. Pete watched as the sergeant was pulled off the scene, which was lucky for Homer because the man was ready to kill him now that he had saved his life.   


During his tour of duty, Pete got the rare opportunity to see the other side of the world where everything seemed to be opposite. He knew he was there to fight for the freedoms he enjoyed as an American citizen and that there were psychopathic dictators hell bent on controlling the world. But he did find the entire situation, war situation that is, to be much more complex than simply good versus evil.
He also became starkly aware of the impoverished conditions in many parts of Orient. It was one of the strongest impressions he got from southeast Asia. It made him realize with humility how lucky people in America were and couldn’t believe he ever complained about living conditions growing up. It made him feel ashamed that he had ever had the gaul to disparage his own family and community. It was a major reality check to see people barely scrape by in such an abysmal environment.
And then there was the enemy, who at this point, Pete had figured out is just some poor schmuck recruited to do a job, which just so happened to be protecting the homeland from foreign invasion. The problem was that they were godless communists fulfilling the twisted aims.
It really had nothing to do with the South Vietnamese being morally superior. This was taught first hand when he saw how the his southern Vietnamese allies disciplined each other. One officer beat an insubordinate soldier with a cambuk, which was a heavy cylindrical leather stick whip made from hippopotamus or rhinoceros hide. The soldier stood at attention while his superior beat him mercilessly and the GI’s knew better than to interfere. Pete believed such interference could result in worse punishment or even death for that soldier.
In the end, it was blurry haze of foot patrols and machine gun fire. In fact, one of the only true clear memories he had of the enemy was when he came within close range of a VC who had also clearly spotted him. Both young men made eye contact briefly before rescinding their weapons. For whatever reason, they had made a decision to live.

When his tour overseas ended, Pete went back to Chicago, which was difficult. His father had gotten sick and had become unable to work leaving everything up to Peter. After his father recovered, he made his way out to Ireland where he lived for a couple years before returning to the states. Eventually, he ended up in Colorado Springs where he met a rambunctious young woman named Sadie, fell in love and got married. She gave birth to his two sons Charlie and Jack.


More to come in a few days...
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Softest Leggings Ever


Fall is finally here in my hometown. Yes, I'm aware that it is practically the end of October, but that's when it usually arrives in this part of Texas.
All I know is that I'm just happy to be done with the 108 degree heat!

That also means that I need to stock up on warmer clothes!

I love leggings. I do.

Check my newest pair out below


They are so, so, so soft and warm. And I know you guys are probably thinking, leggings are thin and won't keep your legs warm! Well, let me tell you something, these are not your average leggings. 
They are not thin and they have a synthetic thermal lining!


Wow, right? So yeah. They are perfect for this cooler weather. 


They are high waisted, ankle length, super comfortable, stretchy, and seamless. I'm short so I can scrunch them up a little when I don't feel like wearing them high at the waist. Unlike some leggings they are thick enough to be worn as pants, and not see-through. Yay for that.

I like that I can wear them to work out in or for everyday wear, with a dress, tunic, t shirt, sports bra...boots, flip flops, sneakers...
They are a pretty shade of grey, with a nice design, and are fashionable. 

You can purchase this product 



Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review.