Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Empyrean Sheets Review & Giveaway! (Ends Aug 31st)

I received a Queen sheet set from Empyrean Bedding to review and try out. I got them yesterday and put them on my bed today. They are so soft to lay on! I can't wait to sleep in them. The color goes perfectly (gray) with my current bedding. It came with the fitted and flat sheet and two pillowcases that fit my pillows perfectly.

Here is the link to the specific set I bought: Queen Set

I definitely recommend these as they are super soft and super cheap!  They come with a guide about getting better sleep which is a cool bonus.  It also tells you how to take care of them and the sheets come in a very nice box which I'm keeping to store other things in!  The only thing was it says they are wrinkle resistant yet there were all kinds of wrinkles on them from being stored in the box for so long I guess.  Most of them smoothed out after putting on the bed so it isn't a big deal. 

Here are some pictures:

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Butterfly Mama!

So my friend recently got interested in trying to raise butterflies.  She bought some milkweed plants (butterflies lay their eggs on 'em) and they she took the eggs and basically put them in tupperwear containers with towels.  They turned into catepillars and grew and grew and grew!  Then they turned into cocoons.  Well, she decided to give me 5 of them yesterday.  She put them on earring hooks so I could just hang them in this tree that I thought would be perfect (dragonflies hang out on the branches).

So I go out there today - and one had already hatched!  Wow, that was fast!  It was huge!  It took about 1 1/2 hours before it's wings started flapping and then another half hour before it flew off.  But wow, I got to see it fly off!  So proud!!!!!  So now I'm addicted - I went and got some milkweed plants and I bought some pentas because butterflies like those.  I'm not going to go all out like my friend with raising them but if they naturally cocoon there - I wouldn't mind a bit.  And at least I'll be attracting them with the pentas.  So fun! 

So here are some pics of the butterfly and all the plants I bought today. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

23 Random Things About Me

Copying a little 'get to know me' survey from a Blogger I love, Carrots N' Cake.  I've been up and down when it comes to blogging but I'm having an impulse to get back to it so....I thought I'd let y'all get to see what has been going on in my life lately.  So let's get to it!

1.  Do you make your bed?  Yes - I feel like I feel put together when I do.  My house is normally neat as a pin when I leave for work (unless I'm rushing then my bathroom countertop is a hot mess).

2.  The first car that was officially yours?  My 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe.  It was a 4 cylinder and I had NO idea how cool that car really was but it was. 

3.  Three grocery items you don't run out of?  Beef, Chicken, and lard.

4.  When did you start doing your own laundry?  When I was a teenager I think.  The washer/dryer couldn't work so we had to go to the laundry mat.

5.  If you could, would you go to high school again?  I wanted to for years and years because I've finally got my self esteem in the right spot but....I think it would still be rough because everyone wants to conform and I'm definitely not all about that these days.

6.  Can you parallel park in under three moves?  I can't parallel park period.  lol

7.  A job you had which people would be shocked to know about?  I assembled bicycles for Huffy.

8.  Do you think aliens are real?  I did but now I don't.

9.  Can you drive a stick shift?  Yes - drive one now...I love it...

10.  Guilty TV Pleasure?  Big Brother

11.  Would you rather be too hot or too cold?  Too hot

12.  If the world ends, do you want to be one of the survivors?  Sure!  I think it would be a great adventure.

13.  Sweet or salty?  Sweet

14.  Do you enjoy soaking in a nice bath?  Yes, this has been a recent thing but I love it!  I actually like to meditate that way.

15.  Do you consider yourself strong?  Physically - no lol  Mentally - heck yeah!

Skipped the next two as they are focusing on the negative lol  Which I try not to do anymore. 

16.  Do you have any birthmarks?  A couple.

17.  Favorite childhood game?  Monopoly I think

18.  Do you talk to yourself?  24/7

19.  Do you like doing jig-saw puzzles?  Um...well I never do them so...not on the top of my priority fun list lol

20.  Would you go on a reality show?  Heck yeah - Big Brother.  Have tried seriously 4 years in a row.  Tried for Survivor a couple times.

21.  Tea or coffee?  This should be a given - coffee.

22.  First thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up?  Teacher

23.  No matter how much money you have or don't have, what are you (renaming this to something more positive lol) passionate about?  CARS!!!!!! 

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