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Things My Grandma Told Me: Trust No One

I came home from school one day, so happy that I had made a new friend that day. I was in elementary. I think I was about 6 years old. Anyway, I came home talking about all of the fun things that my friend and I had done in school, and what she was like, and how I couldn't wait to play with her again, and you know what my grandma said? She laughed slightly and said, "Mija, you don't have any friends. Nobody   is your friend. Remember that, okay? You can't trust no one. Those people that say they are your friends and going to eventually turn on you or hurt you. You'll see." and then she walked out of the room. Just like that. Well, that sure popped my happy balloon. Ha. I was 6, okay? I didn't completely understand the truth behind what she was saying at that time, but I do know, it made me sad. I couldn't understand why my new friend wasn't really my friend. And she said trust no one. No one, guys. No one. Well, she was


I have two children and a messy husband. What does that mean?? Well, it's obviously a good idea to have some sort of couch covers in the house. We have four couches...don't ask, but we do. I have one couch cover, and had three blankets covering the other three. Well, now I actually have a cover for my other couch in the main living room. Yay. A post shared by girlwiththespidertattoo (@girlwiththespidertattoo) on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:37pm PDT This particular one fits one of my couches in the living room perfectly. It's simple to put it in place, which I love, since my other couch cover was such a struggle to get on. Like, a serious struggle. It was like putting a together a big fabric puzzle. I felt like pulling out my hair a bit. I'm not joking. This cover has a microfiber material that is so warm, comfy and soft to sit on. It protects the most vulnerable parts of your sofa from ... spills, pet hair, and dirt, etc. Once it gets dirty, guess w

April Set from #bccunboxing

Woohoo. More books for me to indulge in. When a new set arrives in the mail from, I want to literally drop everything else I'm doing, and rip the box apart to see what they have sent me for the month. Yes, I get that excited over books. If you don't, well, you probably just need to find some new literature to read. I promise you---there is a good book out there for everyone. Anyhow, I was beyond ecstatic when I opened up this box, since there was actually a book inside by one of my favorite authors from my days as a teenager. Francesca Lia Block. The book is called, The Elementals. I was always intrigued by her very unique and eccentric style of writing. She is plain awesome. I'm truly enjoying the book. Synopsis The Elementals is on one level an intriguing coming-of-age novel about a young woman, Ariel Silverman, facing the challenges of her first years away at college in Berkeley, California, while her mother battles cancer at home in Lo

Things My Grandma Told Me Series 1

My grandmother passed away a few months ago. I was basically raised by her and my mother, who was a single parent. When we didn't live with her, we always lived somewhere near her. My grandma wasn't like a ton of other grandmas that I've met. Seriously. She had this amazing sense of humor, and was forever trying to make people laugh. She also was very charismatic and could make friends everywhere she went. However, she also had a darker side to her, that came out every now and then. My grandma had the ability to tell you hello, put you down, make you cry, and then having you laughing again all in one breath. And her words sometimes scarred you. Nevertheless, as the say, sometimes the truth hurts. That is one thing I loved about her. She was always blunt with you, and told you how it was. She didn't spare your feelings. She told you how she really felt, no matter where you were, or who was there. I thought I'd include this on my blog because