Sunday, December 9, 2012

Recovering from a Hysterectomy

Well of course it's not fun but it has too happen, right? I can say honestly it is painful and it makes you really appreciated what you can do on a normal day.

I'm on my 3rd week and doing better. The first week I was so drugged up from hospital meds and pain pills that it flew by and the pain wasn't too bad LOL! The 2nd week well that was painful- not on so many meds! Which of course was a good and bad but I got through it. I was very tired and the days I did do something outside of the house, wiped me out. I cut back on the pain pills and that helped me focus more but the pain was still there.

I had my Dr check-up and the only scare we had was my belly button is leaking but no infection. I just need to take it easy. My Dr wants me to take the whole 6 weeks off. That scares me BIG TIME because how are we going to have a Christmas and pay our rent!! This stress alone is getting too me but as my hubby says "We will get through this together" love him. It doesn't help we have 3 b'days this month too.

I've been doing more around the house this weekend because it's hard to not do anything. My family has been awesome but no one can clean like me and that alone also stresses me out too. But in my defense I've been good and only doing what I feel like I can. I set up chores for the kids to do daily and they do it but I still want to go behind them, lol!

My favorite part of this recovery is my appetite disappeared. I'm hungry but after 3-4 bites I feel full. I don't mind if I loose some weight so I'm rolling with this one.

I feel good overall and look forward to the future. I'm super excited I won't ever have a period again. I won't miss the pain and the depression I got every month.

A BIG THANK YOU to my family and friends, I couldn't get through this time without all your support.  I have a wonderful family and awesome friends!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

REVIEW/GIVEAWAY- ReUsies-No More Baggies


A wonderful company ReUsies™ sent me 2 examples of their products.  I was super excited because I pack the kids lunch everyday and using baggies bothers me.  We have containers but do you know how many my kids have lost just this year.  When I say my kids I really mean my son, lol!   I need to stock up on reuse containers BTW!  I fell in love with the ReUsies™ for sandwiches and snacks.  So hopefully down the road we will be baggie free- when my son stops leaving his lunch everywhere!  For now Lil Mama is doing her part- I trust her to bring them back home!  

We used the sandwich size for:
  • sandwiches
  • bagels/cream cheese
  • quesadillas
We used the snack size for:
  • crackers
  • grapes
  • chips
  • cereal
Of course there are many items you can put in these bags.  My daughter felt "awesome" (her words) that she was using ReUsies™ instead of baggies because she was helping the environment.  We reuse a lot of items in the house so this product fits in with our family ways.  
Cleaning them was very easy.  I turn inside out if real dirty and rinse it out but usually I just have to wipe it down.  I let them air dry.  

From Website~ ReUsies™ are a re-usable alternative to sandwich and snack bags.  Each one has the potential to eliminate hundreds of plastic bags. ReUsies™ are 100% cotton lined with leak-resistant nylon and are secured with hook and loop closures.  They are easy to clean either by hand, dishwasher, or washer and dryer.  Food safe and come in a variety of prints for any member of the household.


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REVIEW-Greeting Box for Mac App

I'm having so much FUN with Greeting Box for Mac App!  I know I will be using this app every week! 


I made our Christmas Card:

I made a FLYER for my hubby's Airbrush Biz:

Also a card for my Son:

This program was super easy to use and I highly recommend this app.  I can make a card for every occasion and print at home!  Love this!  We give the app 2 Thumbs Up!


Greeting Box for Mac is a greeting card maker. It is a TOP 10 FREE GRAPHICS & DESIGN APP on App Store! It provides you a fun way to create greeting card for any occasions and holidays on Mac. You can add your photos into the card and customize the card freely. With Greeting Box, you can send your personalized warm wishes to your loved ones and better keep in touch with friends. Some of the highlighted features include:
  1. Easily personalize greeting cards with intuitive interface while lots of art resources and design features provided.
  2. 30+ various templates that close to our daily life provided to create distinctive greeting cards for any holiday and occasion, like Birthday, Graduation, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Wedding and so on.
  3. Create individualized greeting cards using personal photos and fine tune photos by resizingrotating, etc. It allows you to add clip-arttext, and position all the elements at will.
  4. Save card as different image formats; share cards via Emailprint card directly (support Half-Foldprinting); Save the project for further editing.

Learn more: http://www.pearlmountainsoft.com/greeting-box-mac/ 
Download it free on Mac App Store: HERE
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Vistaprint 50 Holiday Cards For $15 SHIPPED!



This year, a beautiful holiday season is in the cards! Quite literally, actually, because the whole week after Cyber Monday, Vistaprint is offering 50 of our stylishly designed, totally customizable folded and flat holiday cards for only $15, with shipping and processing included – a special price for those on our “nice” list. It’s easy: just pick a template that you love from our over 3,700 designs and add your own personal touch to your cards with your favorite photos, holiday greetings, and family news. And with seemingly endless options to choose from, there’s a card for everyone! 

Start getting your holiday greeting mailing list ready because you’ll want to send to everyone to show off your perfect cards and your stories from this year! You can finally showcase the photo that you took of your children during their school play at the perfect moment when they were all smiling, or that picture of your son taken seconds after he made the game-winning touchdown during his school’s homecoming game, or your annual family photo that turned out flawlessly this year. No matter what you’re looking to create, and no matter whom they’re for, Vistaprint has perfect cards at perfect prices – even the shipping is our treat!


We love Vistaprint in our house~ Get your cards HERE

Custom PillowCases $20.00 Great Gift!

Looking for the unique custom gift to give to someone.  You can design it and my hubby will create it.

Here are a couple examples:





Custom Character Pillowcase for $20.00.  NAME ONLY for $15.00.

Also these aren't just for kids!  You can have one made for Grandmas/Grandpas, Newlyweds, Spouse, or Best Friend.  Be creative. Plus this would help us out as well.  My hubby is home taking care of me because of my surgery so we are not bringing in much money so this would help us with the holiday.

Look at more work from MRAIRBRUSHHANDS.COM

Order: send an email to mrairbrushhands@sbcglobal.net with character image/colors (we will send an invoice through paypal)



Monday, December 3, 2012

Mean Girls Video- LOVE IT!

My little girl was born with extreme clubfeet (dr said she probably wouldn't walk) but she fought all odds and she is doing more than just walking- she is dancing.  She joined a dance class this year at Destiny Arts in Oakland and LOVES it!  She practices every day and is doing an awesome job.   

This year she is going to a new school and having a hard time fitting in with the other kids.  She has never been a social butterfly but she cares about what other people think about her, of course.  She has been picked on about her feet because when she runs she is pigeon toed and so kids laugh at her but it doesn't stop her one bit. She really doesn't let it bother her too much.  I love her strong will and her motivation.  She won't let this disability get the best of her.   So when I heard this song she was dancing to for the dance class I feel in love with it.  But when I saw who sang it was even more in love with the song.  Rachel Crow from The Voice, I loved her on that show.  


Here is my little girls dance routine she learned:


I hope you enjoy it!  I smile every time I watch it.  


Sunday, December 2, 2012

The NEW Littlest Pet Shop on THE HUB


There is a NEW girl on THE HUB!  It's not just about the PETS anymore~ Littlest Pet Shop!

The new show is on Saturdays at 11:30am ET/ 8:30am.  Lil Mama was able to watch a couple of the new episodes and fell in LOVE!  She thought she might be a bit old but she loved all the singing and dancing plus she connected with main character Blythe.  We were suppose to have a party with all her friends but I had surgery last month and was unable to put it together.  So we had a viewing party with neighbors and had a blast!  The girls loved watching the episodes plus munching on the Chocolate Popcorn daddy made for them.  



About the Show

The half-hour animated comedy series follows young Blythe and her father as they move into a big city apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop – an amazing day camp for pets of all kinds including a panda, gecko, and even a mongoose. But the real adventure begins when Blythe discovers she can miraculously talk with the animals! The pets may be small, but their big personalities often lead to uproarious pop music-inspired song and dance sequences.


Go THE HUB and watch some episodes, games, and downloads.

Hope you enjoy the show as much as my Lil Mama and her neighbors did!  Wish I had pictures but the hubby forgot to take pics (ugh)!  That's what I get for being on bed rest.  






Saturday, December 1, 2012

How To See Sites In Your Facebook News Feed

If you want to see PinkMama's Place  (or any page you want ) in your News Feed than follow the below steps.  Do this with all the Facebook Pages you want to see in your news feed.  
1. Go to PinkMama's Place
2. Hover over the “LIKE" button. 
3. Click the “LIKE" button- if you haven't already!
4. Now hover over "LIKED" again and confirm “Show in News Feed” is selected
6. Hover over 'LIKED' again and click 'add to interest list' either a list you already have or make a new one. Then just look at the list when you are on Facebook.
7. Also can click on GET NOTIFICATIONS- so that means every time I post you will get a notifications.  I don't do this with all pages I like just ones that I don't want to miss out on- for example there are a couple blogs that have giveaways everyday so I want to know about that. 
8. Now I hope you see my updates more!
Another way to see my updates more is to LIKE AND ENGAGE with my posts.  

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