Shelley Says – Halloween Fun


I haven't dressed up for Halloween in years, although this year I think my sister Mindy and I will be Sugar Skull faces. Sounds fun, right? I have something like this in mind or this... But this is REALLY about the kids. So, first up is Joshua. A while back I picked up costume at a yard sale and he loved it! It glows in the dark. He's going to wear a mask with it. Ewwww, scary. He will be the leader of the pack with Jake, my nephew. This mask seriously is creepy. I asked him what it is and since he's going to wear all black he said he's a "Vendeta in the shadows". Oh that's cool, Jake! Next up... Megan and Ashley. Megan is my little sister (14). The youngest of all four of us girls. She's so cute. She tells me, "Sis, I'll only be young once and I'm going to live it up and dress up for Halloween as long as I can." Her and Ashley are going to be "fifties chicks." They both have their poodle skirts, Megan's in satin pink and Ashley's in satin blue. Both of which I … [Read more...]

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Shelley Says – VO5

Alright, I admit I use VO5 shampoo for more than just my hair. I use it as body wash, hand soap, and whatever else needs some VO5. It works fabulous, there are tons of "smell goods" (Island Coconut and Kiwi Lime Squeeze two of my favorite), but also a few more worth mentioning - Herbal Escapes Free me freesia, Tea Therapy Blackberry sage tea, Moisture Milks Strawberry and Cream and Silky Experience Shea Cashmere to choose from, (that's only a few) and it's only around a buck, give or take a few cents. This house always has at least two bottles of VO5 in both of our bathrooms at all times! And watch out if there is a sale on the already very inexpensive product or a coupon. Let's just say, I stay stocked up for a while when that happens. So I'm checking out this website VO5 Salon Series™ Archives - VO5 Haircare  and I notice VO5 offers men care products. I didn't know about this, but I’m fairly certain my husband sighs a little, each time he gets in the shower and his Irish Spring is … [Read more...] + You = Holidays


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. I've always wanted to send out Christmas cards. I always thought it was cool to get them in the mail when I was younger. Jake's almost 18 and we've sent out cards a grand total times!  I take most of the blame, I'm lazy and tend to procrastinate and then it's just too late to even consider sending out cards. To my defense, they used to be a lot harder to make and send out. The other reason I haven't is that I've always liked the cards that have a family photo on them and both Richard and Jake breathe fire at me when I try to take their pictures. Jake's perfectly fine with taking a million selfies, but a family photo? Nope, he wants nothing to do with it. Of course, you can do non-photo cards, but I never got around to those either. What can I say? We're just … [Read more...]

OCD Awareness Week October 13-19


I've mentioned that I suffer from OCD which causes anxiety as well as agoraphobia. This week October 13-19 is OCD Awareness week. I wanted to post because this is something that I deal with every minute of every day. OCD isn't something that you turn off or on. It isn't cute, it isn't fun. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. OCD affects as many as 1 in 100 people. And no just because you like to keep things clean doesn't mean you have OCD. Honestly, I don't even clean that often - mostly because I'm lazy - and I certainly don't enjoy cleaning. Richard has joked that he wishes I had "the cleaning kind" of OCD. Everybody has thoughts, people with OCD have an illness that places undue importance on those thoughts. My OCD seemingly came out of nowhere when I was 21 years old. I had an overwhelming fear of being drugged. I couldn't eat or drink anything that wasn't opened or made in front of me or that I hadn't made myself. If it looked tampered with or if somebody that I thought … [Read more...]