Sunday, August 20, 2017

The ultimate guide to acne

This post was cross-posted at: Freaky Unfashionable Fashionista 
There’s something I really don’t talk about, out of embarrassment, and the fear that nobody understands whats going on. But because talking about my problem is hopefully going to be therapeutic, and I hope other women or men can relate. I have a problem with acne. Sometimes its so bad, I feel like I hit puberty all over again. I don’t like going out in public with a huge zit that not even makeup can cover. Knowing that I’m not alone makes me feel a little better, and I’m not going crazy.


9 Facts about Acne

How much do you really know about acne? To be honest, there's a lot of things that people thought was true about acne which was never true. To shine some light on things here's some facts about acne that I found interesting.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Happy Black Cat Awareness Day

Oh, oh, Freya's here to write a very important message to her cat friends. Especially her black cat friends, because it's Black Cat Appreciation Day. She knows that her black cat friends are being killed every day at shelters, and most people look over them because they're supposed to be scary and bad luck. Freya knows the truth she knows her black buddies aren't as bad as they look. Freya herself has black fur cat on her, well sort of, it's really black brown, and tan, but Freya doesn't care. Since Freya knows the importance of black cat appreciation, she told me to dictate what she says for her, so it'll be easier to read.



A message from Freya 

Dear people, 
Did you know my friends the black cats are put to sleep because nobody loves them enough to take them home? I have a home with people who love me, but these can't don't. They don't know what it's like to have someone hold them when they're scared, they don't even know what it's like to give someone a penguin, because they're in their cages. The cages are so teeny. I went in a cage once, and it made me cry. I had to get out.

Black cats only look different, they're not mean, they're not bad, and they're not scary. My human mom and dad both had a black cat before, and they were cool kitties. I've met some when I was living on the streets, they weren't bad at all, just very misunderstood.

Let me tell you about living on the streets, because I don't think many people understand how scary it is. The only water I could get was water from puddles, or water from lakes and ponds. The lake by my house has bad stuff in it from the hospital. When it comes to food, not everyone is nice, and some days I'd go hungry, and others people would feed me. But what was really scary was at night, it got cold, and dark and I'd shake because it was so cold. I'd hide under cars, even though I knew I could get ran over, just so I could feel safe. When human man and human woman adopted me, I was happy, they feed me when I'm hungry, I have a nice warm bed to sleep in, and a human to cuddle with when I'm told. Every cat should have a human who loves them, even the black cats.

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If Freya could do more to help the black cats I would, they need a human. They're even really pretty kitties. Freya has a couple pictures of black cat friends. I haven't met them yet, but I still think they're friends. All cats are my friends.
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This black cat he's a baby, isn't he cute? She's loved by a family. And I think she has such a pretty blue collar I want one. 

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Black kitties can even be prettyful. See! I'd like to have a flower crown like this pretty kitty. This pretty kitty looks so very pretty don't she?  She's not mean or scary.

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My human says I have those big kitty eyes too. She calls them kawaii anime girl eyes. She's not just saying that because this kitty is from Japan, she calls them kawaii anime eyes because my eyes are big cute and very expressive.
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Doesn't Mr or Mrs. Kitty look happy in her people's arms? All black kitties need to be happy in the arms of their people. 


Those are only some of my feline friends. The other friends are still in shelters, being sad and hungry with no crowns, no hugs, and not even a pretty blue collar. Please can someone save a black cat I'd be really happy.
Sincerely, 
Freya-Kitty

 cross posted at: Fuzzy Furry Paws

Sunday, August 13, 2017

What is my blog writing process like?


I've written about how to come up with topics, and what to do to get viewers, but I've never really given a full walk through of everything that I do so that my blog will be ready almost every day. Even the days I'm sick I had stuff planned a head of time, not that I ever remembered posting the stuff because I don't but, it happens.


The calendar 

I usually start every month with a blog calendar. I like to try to keep my blog topics varied as possible, while I don't label what I'm going to be writing about yet, I try to make sure that I have an idea about the type of blog post I want. For instance, tomorrow is a long awaited definition post so I can talk a little more about writing and continuing to expand people's minds. I may not go with what's written on the calendar that particular day, but at least I have somewhere to turn if I have no idea what kind of blog to write and to do.


Gather the materials

At least a day before or the day of I gather the materials I need for my post. If I found inspiration from a magazine, it can even be a recipe that I tweaked a bit to make into a vegetarian recipe or possibly something I saw at the grocery store. The materials will help me organize the thoughts I need. Sometimes I just go with the flow, and I'm not worried about the materials.


Writing the blog

Again this can be a day earlier than the day it's posted. I take time and write the blog, and usually just go with the flow. I like trying to work diligently during the day and work on the content. Whatever the content may, it's writing time.


Finding and editing pictures

If there's no picture of my own for a project, I go to Pixabay or Pexels just so I can get my materials and edit them with Canva, so they look a little bit different and I can write what I want for the banner, and make it look nicer. They say that using photos give more views, and with the banner, I can pin it to my Pinterest.

Editing the Blog

I use Grammerly and run through my blog. I know I could pay the extra money for the full subscritpion to Grammerly, but I don't think it's that important, and sometimes, if I don't like the way my stuff is written I go to Prowriting Aid, and hope it corrects the problem.


Sharing my blog

When I'm done I post my blog and share it, the places I share are Twitter, Flipboard, Google+ and Pinterest. I could post it more places than that, in which I'm attempting to give a weekly update on my Twitter as well.


Double checking

Sometimes I reshare my blog post if I think it could get more views or whatever. Writers and bloggers usually center their blog post around another blog post, with that in mind, I make sure that the blog post I'm linking back to works, if I like how everything is laid out and etc, so I know what to schedule when I write my next blog. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

10 Movies I could watch over and over and still love


We all have movies we'd watch over and over again because they're written so well, or because we can connect to them. The same goes for me I'm not afraid to amdit there are movies that I can watch over and over again. While my list may be really weird, it's the movies I'd watch over and over again, without getting tired of the movies.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Some lovings from Freya


It's been a beautiful, lazy Friday if I do say so myself. The weather was beautiful, everything's going nicely and it's another day for Freya to blog. I as her human believe she loves her blogging moments. She loves to cuddle and try to tell me what's on the mind of a cat, while she crawls on my back. She's even llicking my hands as I'm trying to type out this blog for her. She's a very silly kitty.

Freya and I wanted to talk a bit about what we plan on doing. Well at least right now, there's many of things that people can get for free for their kitties, and Freya wanted to let everyone else know what to get for their cats. She loves to be nice and loving to other animals who want or need foods. That also means if you can donate your pet food to the local animal shelter, if you don't have a pet, she'd love that.


Lucy Pet Products
ASPCA Pet Safty Pack
Fancy Feast
Purina One True Instinct

Miss Freya said that the list she has there is all that there really is online right now for free samples of cat stuff. She does hope it can help someone who wants to try a new cat food.

Much love,
Trixie and Freya

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Freya time

Before I let Freya share her blog post, I want to share something, because I don't think people think that Freya knows what's going on during these blogging sessions and that she's not around me when I tell her it's blogging day. This little furball behind me is Freya, this photo was taken just now. She knows what time it is, and she's ready for her input. That, that's a cat who's ready to blog and talk about the life of a turtle tortoiseshell cat.

I'm going to be helping Freya write for awhile, lol cat is really hard to read sometimes. I know it and Freya and I are really sorry.
Freya. Freya. 

Freya's blog: 

Miss human girl says I've been overly friendly to her lately. I like to wake her up in the morning after she feeds me so we can talk. I like talking with human mom girl. She's nice, she feeds me and we love to cuddle. We cuddled all last morning. We called this morning too. She says it makes her happy. It makes me happy to cuddle. 

Adult human girl and I have a bond that I don't have with my little human girl. Little human girl is my best friend, and the first person I go to, but adult human girl and I are different. She feeds me, shares stuff with me and talks to me like I'm important. Little human girl is who I love to protect and who I spend time with.

Tomorrow, adult human and I have something to do for my blog for Friday. I don't know what it is, and she won't tell me. I want to know what it is. Oh well. I'll find out soon.

Friday, August 4, 2017

stupid humans (By Freya)

Human mom hiding because she's sick

Oh yay! It's Friday, Friday, it's Friday. As I human mom am helping Freya with her blog, she's clawing at the bed and being a silly kitty cat. Her typical Freya fashion. Typically beautiful and typically sassy. All torti-tude. She wanted me to remind everyone that I work for her. 

Yeah, without further ado, I'll leave the floor to Freya. Since I'm writing for Freya tonight it won't be in lol cat. 

Yes, hello, it's me Freya. The humans think it's kind of silly that I like to share my toys with people while their in the bathroom. I try to put them all under the door because the humans forgot about me. But when I'm in the bathroom with them I don't play with toys. I sit in the bathtub, and look around. Mom human thinks that's silly. She says to me, "Freya, you're not taking a bath. You don't even like water." I tell her, "But mom, the water isn't on." I just like relaxing in the tub. 

Oh human man said something today that bothered me. I was sitting by my bowl because I was hungry. He said it wasn't feeding time, and that human sister needed to get me water. I tried tell him that I was hungry and not thirsty a few times and he didn't listen! He made human sister get me water only! I wanted food. It got me mad. Tonight I'm going to get my kitty revenge. 

I also got yelled at for being in the pantry room a bit ago. Mom human told me to get out. She said the last few times I walked in there without people knowing, they shut the door and couldn't find me for a few hours. I wasn't scared or mad when I was alone I liked it. I know how to cry and scratch. But human mom and dad said I can't stay in their because I might poop on the floor. I wouldn't I promise. 

That's all Freya has to say. I love all my human friends. Love Freya 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tag Thursday: About me

It's Tag Thursday, and I'm getting a bit more personal about me today, there's a lot of questions asked in this tag. It's not incredibly personal, but it should let people know more about me.

Name: Jennifer.
Nicknames: Jen, Trixie, and Jenna
Birthplace Chicago, Il
Birthday: August 16, 1986
Current City: The US, somewhere
Parents: My mom's still alive, my dad is not.
Siblings: One sister 26, and a brother 18
Describe Your Appearance: I'm very short, 5'1, and I really hate my height I can't reach anything. I'm 125lbs, and have a bit of a tummy. Not that I want one but with my health problems it happens. I have blue eyes and brown hair. Most people notice my eyes first.
Favorite Animal: Cats, frogs, rats, rabbits
Favorite TV Show: Horders
Favorite Kind Of Music: Rock, Punk, Metal, some Pop
Favorite Movie: The Crow,
Boyfriend or Girlfriend: Husband
Best Friends: I have some.
Favorite Candy: White Chocolate Reese's and Cookies 'n Cream Hershey's
Hobbies: Writing, listening to music, reading and doing crafts.
Favorite Soda: Coca-Cola
Favorite Color: Black
Age: 30.
What do you sleep in: Usually a pair of leggings, pajama or yoga pants and a t-shirt.
Time of Day: Evenings
Favorite Musical Artist: Good Charlotte, Michael Buble, Seether, Shinedown, and Fit for Rivals
Favorite Sport: Hockey
Car: I don't have one
Coke Or Pepsi: Coke
Favorite Food: Pasta and watermelon
Root Beer or Dr Pepper: Both, I like what I call a Dr. Beer, Dr. Pepper and Root Beer
Favorite Vacation Spot: It doesn't matter as long as its's way from people
How often do you get a haircut?: Once or twice a year.
Favorite Family Member: My kids and my sister
Cremated or Buried: Cremated and have my ashes thrown in another fire, so people can't tell the difference.
Favorite Day Of The Week: Don't have one
Favorite Season: Spring
What do you like on your pizza?: Red Onions, Green Peppers, and Tomatoes
Favorite Ice Cream flavor: I like Mango Sorbet
Do you want kids?: I have kids, no more unless they're reborn dolls
Class of: 2005.
Degrees: None
How Long did it take you finish this: Not too long. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A message from Freya


This post is cross posted on Fuzzy Furry Paws 
 iz wednesdai, an we all knoe wut 2 dai iz! iz teh dai wer i git 2 share sum moar things bout teh life ov cute lil torti kitteh. doan u jus luv me? arent i teh most beautiful ting evr? mah hooman mom thinkz dat im.thaz y i wants 2 tell evryone story bout wut i did yesturdai an todai 4 mah hooman mom.

hooman mom iz sick, she had 2 go 2 teh hooman docta. she has 3 typez ov infecshuns, an she feels sick. gues wut i did when she startd coughin an sayin "ouch," i came an sat on her lap an told her dat shd feelz bettr. i did teh upside down supr freya luv. i even snuggld against teh hooman mom so she felt bettr. she sed 2 me dat wut i did wuz gud job an dat she lovd me lot.


cuz i helpd hooman mom feelz bettr, hooman mom gaev me treat todai, she gaev me bite ov her danish. danish iz liek honey bun, kind ov. i doan liek danishez as mutch as i liek teh honey buns. i doan knoe y though. i jus doan. freya iz so happeh dat hooman mom thot bout her cute lil kitteh frend.  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Nerdy questions you were afraid to ask me


Lately, I've been playing UnovaRPG, a Pokemon RPG of sorts. I admit it, I like Pokemon, but most people don't really know about me and my strange love to certain video games. So I figured since I've been sick and haven't really done much it's time for one of those tag things today instead of tag Thursday since I've been MIA for awhile.

10 questions you may be wondering
  1. Do you watch Naruto?
    I used to watch Naruto, but I haven't been much of a fan now that I've grown older. For a long time, I wanted a leaf village headband so I could do the whole Naruto thing. My brother had a headband, but I really didn't care for it as much.
  2. What do you spend time on your computer doing when you're not blogging or working?
    I love to play games. The Sims 2 is my go-to game right now. I The Sims 2, The Sims 3, The Sims 4 and The Sims Medieval, but I still have a soft spot for the Sims 2 for some reason. So it's usually me playing the Sims 2. 
  3. What Nerdy TV shows and YouTube channels do I like?
    I haven't been watching too many TV shows, as much as I like watching YouTube, my favorite nerdy YouTube isn't overly nerdy or dorky. I have Foamy, Happy Tree Friends, Ask a Mortician, Walk the Prank, and Matthias to give you a little bit of an idea. I'm pretty eclectic when it comes to YouTube. 
  4. What kind of cookies do I like?
    This isn't nerdy exactly, I mean who likes computer cookies? I like chocolate chip or white chocolate chip. I will go to the dark side if they had good cookies.
  5. Favorite type of game?
    I've always been a fan of simulated life like games, and games that are the puzzle, brain sort of games. I like using my head and creating things as much as I can. I do like the virtual story games that they have out as well. Those games are always cool. They remind me of the choose your own adventure books when I was younger.
  6. Do you have any nerdy collections?
    I have a few I have a Nintendo collection, which includes Pokemon, and Mario Brother's Characters, There's Pop vinyl, some Ninja Turtle stuff, My Little Pony, and Plants vs. Zombies.
  7. What's your opinion of Tumblr?
    I like it sometimes, but I hardly ever use it. I kind of forget about it most of the time. I know I probably shouldn't but I do.
  8. How much do you know about computers?
    I know the basics. I used to be much better at it, but the older I got the less I knew about computers?
  9. Anime or Manga?
    I like Manga better, I can actually imagine the characters a bit better if I"m reading something rather than seeing it on TV. 
  10. What was the last nerdy movie that you saw in theaters?
    Ghost in a Shell

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A bit about probiotics


It's time to talk about probiotics. I should have jumped the band wagon long ago, but I do admit, I hate the taste of probiotics and taking the pills taste so bad, I almost gag while trying to swallow them. Just recently I was able to Try BeLive Probiotic Gummies. Yum! The more exciting part is the fact they sell it on Amazon and at Walmart. Belive's gummies are gluten free, vegan, and are sugar-free.


What probiotics do

I wasn't sure what probiotics did, to be honest. I know I had them, and that yogurt contains probiotics but I didn't know what it was for. I heard it made people 'regular' I know, it sounds really dumb I had no clue what they were used for but I took them anyway.

After my fun search of Google, I know a bit better what the probiotics are for and it makes more sense than it did before I started taking them.

🗸They can help IBS
🗸Probiotics can help with urinary health
🗸Probiotics strengthen the immune system
🗸I even read that probiotics can help with weight loss

Always check with your doctor if you're unsure of a supplement, they are there to help you make the right choice.

What exactly are probiotics?

Probiotics are nothing more than the good bacteria your body needs. I have explained the whole bacteria thing from my doctor years ago. If you're taking something like an antibiotic, it kills both the good and bad bacteria, the good bacteria will fight the bad, and keep the bad out so something like yogurt or a probiotic will give your body the bacteria it needs to keep your immune system from being weak.

So what are ways someone can take a probiotic?
You can either take the probiotics in capsule form or in chewable form. I always enjoyed chewable supplements. It's easier to take than some bitter tasting pill that causes that nasty taste when you burp for the next few hours. My latest probiotic like the one above tastes great, it's easy to take and I don't have to worry about the burps afterward.

I received the item above at a reduced price for review purposes. My opinions are my own and are not swayed by the company. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Test Time



It's one of that kind of days I don't feel too good. I keep having headaches, and feeling extremely fatigued, instead of writing an entry, I'm going to do a couple quizzes I took 5 random quizzes from Blog Things. Maybe one day I'll do some commentary. 


Funky Wall Test:


You Are Analytical

You see patterns in life that others neglect to notice. You are good at putting things together.
You like constructing new theories and frameworks for looking at the world. You make sense of disorders.

You hit a wall when things are too crazy to make sense of. You need at least a very small order to things.
Super chaotic situations make you feel uneasy. You don't like to make long-shot predictions.

You break through walls with logic and reason. You feel like brute force is unnecessary and exhausting.
You love solving puzzles and breaking codes. Even if you don't know the answer at first, you'll get to it
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The optical art test


You Are Driven
You are a very assured person who wants it all. You like to be doing well in all aspects of your life.
You are a bit self-centered at times, but you don't think there's anything wrong with that. You like who you are.

You are both smart and hard working. You apply yourself, and you're proud of all that you have accomplished.
You are a bit of a thrill seeker, and others would be surprised to know it. You like to play hard when you have time off.

The Butterfly Tests


You Are Intense Yet Happy
You are a pretty tightly wound person. You can be extremely passionate and dedicated.
And while you definitely have a lot of intensity, you don't take yourself too seriously. You still have a good time.

Whoever first said "Work hard - play hard" was thinking of someone exactly like you. That's pretty much your personal motto.
You never do anything half way. You always go full force - whether you're working or having fun.

The Ginger Bread Cookie Test

You Are Fanciful and WhimsicalYou're the type of person who acts on impulse. If you're inspired, you just go for it. You're inspired for a reason.
You are a big dreamer, and you tend to get lost in your ideas. You can't help but imagine how things could be.

You tend to get swept up in the holidays. You love almost everything holiday related, and you stay as busy as you can.
You're the type of person who might take on too much this time of year, but you hardly notice if certain projects don't get completed.

The Sunglasses Test



Your Sunglasses Say You're a Free Spirit

You are spontaneous, open minded, and optimistic.
You are very youthful and free wheeling, no matter what your age happens to be.

You need to be shaded from the darker, more depressing aspects of life.
You feel sunniest when everyone around you is up for a good time.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A review from Freya

Sadly I didn't take a picture of Freya or Freya eating her cat food she got in the mail today, so I just copied the picture from Purina instead, then I'll let Freya have the floor to talk about the wonders known as her cat food.

Image result for fancy feast tuna with real milk


todai mom hooman got somethin in da mail. i knew wut it wuz teh second man hooman gaev her teh box. mom hooman promisd me dat shd git sum kat fud 4 me try, so i can talk 2 peeps bout wut gud fud mom hooman gaev me.




mah fancy feast had yummy tuna, gravy, an milk! i drank all mah milk gravy furst, it tastd so gud. mom hooman laughd an sed 2 me, "freya, iz teh kat fud dat gud." ignord her cuz i rly wantd 2 eat mah fud all gone.




i eatd an i eatd, monkey didnt liek sharin teh kat fud wif me but mom hooman sed 2 share cuz teh fud wuz 4 both ov us. we both shard r foodz. thank u, mom hooman ure amazin. they only givd me wan kat fud can though! i needz moar, an mom hooman only gaev me sum ov mah othr kat fud.




aftr eatd mah fud i cuddld wif mom hooman put mah pah on her chest an sed thank u vry mutch 4 da yummy suprize. well thaz all i wants 2 say rite nao. im sleepy, freyas r busy kittehs


*This cat food was given to me in my PinchMe box, all opinions are my Freya's own opinion. This post was cross posted on Fuzzy Furry Paws

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Throw Back Thursday


It's Tag Thursday, I'm sorry that Freya was busy yesterday, she was spending time with her favorite little girl so she didn't have much to say other than, "Play with me. Play with me." The tag today, is a throw back tag. Things about me in the past. It's more or less a Throw Back Thursday Tag!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Random tag

I've missed Tag Thursday the last few weeks. I don't know why I forgot about it, it wasn't like I meant to forget it, but I did. So Its' Tag Thursday Monday.


1. When is your birthday?
August 16

2. What are 3 of your favorite colors?
Black, light blue and hot pink

3. What are 3 of your favorite quotes?
"Darling, forever is a long, long time, and time has a way of changing things." Big Mama (Fox and the Hound)

"When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love?" Marilyn Manson

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting." Buddha
4. Are you addicted to youtube?
I am not. 

5. What are 3 of your favorite shows on tv or youtube or both?
Good Mythical Morning (Rhett & Link), Binging with Babish, and Lucifer 

6. What are 3 qualities you like in a best friend?
Honesty, nonjudgemental, and creatvity

7. Do you like your name?I do not, I hate my birth name, I have always felt it was far too common.

8. If you have the choice to pick your own name, what will it be?
Kate
 
9. What is your fantasy dream?
Besides eating what I want and not getting fat? I'd like to start an animal rescue.

10. Do you wear make-up?
I do, I don't like wearing it often because I become too much of a perfectionist about my makeup.

11. If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?
I don't know what the title would be, but I can't really talk about the book, all I can say is that it'd be a children's book about being different. 

12. What makes you cry?
Movies, Music videos, and pain

13. What makes you angry?
A lot of things. But the main thing is people being mean to other people who don't deserve it.

14. What makes you happy?
My kids, my family music, and writing,

15. What is “fangirling”?
When someone is really interested in a band, TV show or whatever and is well versed in it.

16. What are your 3 favorite snacks?
fruit, cheese puffs, and peanut butter toast

17. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Salad, peanut butter and jelly, and stir-fry

18. What are your 3 favorite drinks?
Orange juice, coke-cola, and probiotic water

19. What are 10 random facts about yourself?
1. I have a simian crease on my right hands
2. I love Dr. Beer, Dr. Pepper mixed with Rootbeer.
3. I have dyscalculia (number dyslexia) 
4. My sister and I have been able to finish each other's sentences
5. I was bitten by a brown recluse spider when I was 6, and have a fear of spiders
6. I have some weird allergies, red dye 40, lanolin, latex, nickel, and pomegranate juice 
7. I have a cyst right next to my eye
8. I used to call the Easter Bunny Pinky
9. I'm incredibly shy
10.Once "illegally" won $100 of a scratch of lottery ticket

Sunday, July 16, 2017

What does brain fog feel like?

Now that I'm getting used to my problems, which of course I have no clue what my diagnosis is yet. But it doesn't mean that I don't have symptoms. The symptoms are what drive me crazy. The headaches, the pain, the numbness and the brain fog.

The brain fog is the thing that's bothering me a lot lately, and it may be obvious with my writing. It's even almost impossible to write my blog posts without my brain fog taking the backseat. It's really aggravating, to say the least.

Sometimes people have those days, where they're typing, or talking and nothing seems to make sense. When I'm trying to work on words and phrases I get stuck because I don't know if what I'm writing makes sense or if something's not right. To the point when I talk I sit staring and forget what I'm saying mid sentence. It's weird when you're trying to say something and you trail off in mid-sentence.

Brain fog is even more than that. Brain fog to me is going a little step further. I've stood staring at the cheese at the grocery store a few times because I didn't know what to do next. It was quite startling. At that exact time, I wrote it off to me taking Benadryl or my allergies causing me to have problems with my thinking.

As of right now, I'm struggling to write this sentence. The more thought I put into my work, the more tired I get. I got crap for my brain fog on writing sites in the past, because when it gets so bad it makes it look like I can't write, or something. I'd write more and give this post a beautiful banner. I just can't my head hurts and my brain fog is really bad.

Much love,
Trixie

Friday, July 14, 2017

A new plan for Freya

This is how Freya sleeps 
Happy Freya's day! I, the human girl, have a little idea for Freya's Freya's Friday's and Wednesday's along with the random Freya topics on food. What I plan on doing is something interesting. Freya won't sit long enough to have her own YouTube channel. I was watching someone else who has a YouTube channel for him and his dog. I started wondering if it would be possible to do some of the stuff he did with his dog.

For instance, the guy let his dog try different dog safe foods, Freya would love doing something like this, she loves honey buns, oatmeal, and no-bake cookie dough, minus the chocolate and the eggs. So why not attempt something like that? I'll be finding more things for Freya to do other than updating stuff on her blog.

Freya's in the other room, I tried to ask for her opinion on doing this new thing, but she's not in the mood to talk with me right now, cuddling next to me was enough to last night and now she doesn't want to be bothered.

Monday, July 10, 2017

14 things about my birthday

I saw this post on YouTube Tagsxx and figure that my birthday is a little over a month away. It's be befitting to talk about my birthday a little bit. My brains foggy as of right now, if I wasn't I'd be writing something more than I'm writing



1.) When is your birthday?

August 16

2.) How old are you turning? (Or if your birthday recently passed, how old did you turn?)
31

3.) What was your favorite present that you’ve ever received?
My Karaoke machine, my mom got it for me, for my 16 birthday, it was a nice karaoke machine, but it stayed in my grandparent's basement, where my room was and the humidity ruined it,

4.) Are you/did you have a party this year? if so what are you doing?
I did not have one last year. I think I was invited over for food and was given money. I hardly remember what happened last year.
5.) How do you usually celebrate your birthday?
I don't really do anything special now that I'm older, I spend time with my children and have cake and ice cream.


6.) What was the most memorable birthday that you had?
My birthday in the years 2011. It wasn't a good memorable birthday. Only 5 days before we buried my son, Gabriel, and it was hard to want to do anything that day. It wasn't birthday, and I was too depressed to want to celebrate it. 

7.) If you had an unlimited amount of money what would you do for your birthday?
It sounds strange but I want to donate some of the money to kids with Progeria, I have given money to them first. I would also give money to my husband's family, and buy a car. Then I think I'd spend it all on a new doll, with clothes and a possible trip to the Czech Republic.

8.) What’s your birthday wish list?
 It's over the top for what I want, but I would really love a Reborn Doll, mixed with dark wavy hair. Eyes don't matter. That's all I really want for my birthday.

9.) If u only had one birthday left, what would u do for your birthday?

I'd probably be too depressed to want to do anything for my birthday. To hear that it's my last birthday would be something that would derail me. But if I summed up enough energy the one thing I would want to do is get pictures done, so that my family could remember me.

10.) Show a picture from your birthday, preferably an embarrassing one
I don't think I have any photos from my birthday. I'll update this later if I did have one. 

11.) do you have any birthday traditions? 
Nope.

12.)what’s your favorite part about your birthday?

It's the one time I can eat cake without feeling guilty.

13.) what's one thing that changed a lot since your last birthday

My hair style it was long with an undercut, now it's short and black.

14.) Have you ever been thrown a surprise party or have you ever thrown one for someone?
Nope. I think I'd probably get nervous and deck someone if they jumped out at me. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

6 typical auto immune questions

Just recently I had written on my Facebook page, that I had one of those days where I couldn't spell, let alone read, my cognitive function was very low. It brought to my attention that usually with autoimmune stuff there's something called brain fog. You all know what it's like to be me, but that really doesn't help. I know for a fact it doesn't really help, I remember when my dad had flare ups, I didn't understand what was going on around me.

That made me remember all the questions he was asked, and questions I'm asked now. This is probably one of the weirdest lists that I have ever had but it needs to be done. I need to explain more about autoimmune problems. It isn't the symptoms or my journey I want to hone in on, I think it's probably best to talk about how people react when they hear the term autoimmune disorder and all of that happy stuff.

1) Isn't HIV autoimmune?
It is an auto immune disorder. HIV does attack its host like it happens to be their enemy, just like other autoimmune disorders. There are ways to treat the symptoms but the illness will almost always be there.
2) Because HIV can be spread can't other autoimmune disorders be spread. 
No, none of the other autoimmune disorders can be spread. As scary some auto immune system rashes get, or how much we're feeling down and low, we can not infect you with any illnesses.

3) Can't you go to your regular doctor and get diagnosed? 
You can not. Most doctors can help treat your auto immune disorder like most doctors can. But the rheumatologists, the gastroentrerologists, or even the neurologists who are the one's diagnosing. Clearly put, the road to the diagnoses is so long that the other doctors who know more about an illness will always be there.

4)But I've heard of people with autoimmune disorders getting chemo? Does that mean that it's like cancer?
While yes people get chemo for stuff like lupus. It doesn't mean that it's cancer. It has nothing to do with cancer at all. The percentage of people that use actual chemo for lupus is only about 20%, it's usually a lower dose of the treatment is used to help fight lupus.

5)"My family member died from an auto-immune disorder."
It really depends on the person some people have mild autoimmune disorders others have more severe and harder to treat lupus. It doesn't mean that the person is going to die if they have lupus. It's No matter what severity lupus is, sticking with your doctor(s) orders is the most important thing to remember,

6) Do autoimmune problems ever go away? 
They do not go away people can have them go in remission but, as going away totally, that usually (almost never) happens. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A quick happy birthday to Freya

It's a very special day, at least in the world of Freya. Freya's human mom here. Wishing Freya a happy birthday. It was a guess that Freya's a year old, cats don't go into heat until they're about 4 months. She went into heat before we made her appointment to get spayed. Which I figured was the 4 month point. 

I suck at math but when I added 4 months to that time, it put Freya into being born sometime in July. She's you're typical torishell cat, she has her tortitude (torti-attitude) and she also has such a beautiful personality. 

Imagine she just walked into the apartment like she owned the place. Since we had her she gained a lot of weight. Please be prepared that the rest of this entry is going to be picture heavy, with the evolution of Freya/

A cute little kitty nose

The purely sassy cat 

Freya, busy learning

This is how she sleeps

Freya the first night we got her. She looks pretty scraggly don't she

🎵🎵I'm the cat in the box Buried in my shit
Won't you come and save me.🎵🎵

getting tosty with a fan. 

Another first picture of Freya, to see how much she's grown in the past few months is nuts. Thank you Freya


Happy birthday to my favorite little kitten. Torti cat, Freya/



Monday, July 3, 2017

What would I be like in 100 years?

Hypothetically, have you ever wondered what you'd look like in 100  years? If you survived a hundred years more without going of the deep end, what would you look like or how would behave. I'm nearly certain that there isn't going to be any hover cars. we were supposed to have them 17, years ago and there still hasn't been any.


How I'd look.
I tried to find an app or a website to help me, but all I got was a website that aged me 20 years and well, I look like the crypt keeper. Or an alien. Possibly the alien crypt keeper. I don't have any websites that are good enough to give people an idea about what I'll look like in 100 years. I can guess if I did survive, I'd either a) be a talking head, like on Futurama (hopefully), or my skin would be so baggy, and saggy, that I'd need tons of creams to keep my face on.

How I'd feel:
Considering, I may have an autoimmune problem, and if I survived 100 years longer, I'm almost certain that I would be extra sore, and extra cranky. I hope to not have a cane because it'd be my whomping stick. I'd go through moments of not wanting to eat. I don't condone suicide but if I lasted 100 more years, I'd more than likely want to die.

What would I do:

If I wasn't wheelchair bound? Easy I'd be the grandma that's dancing and acting stupid. Now if I'm just a floating head in a jar, I'd sleep more often, and just wake up for food. Can floating heads get fat? I'm just wondering.

What the world would be like:
I think the world would be just as it is now corrupt, crazy, and people trying to destroy themselves. That's what I think will end up happening. But what do I know? I'm not going to be around that long. At least I hope.

So now that I'm done taking a weird trip, down "What if Lane" what do you think you'd be like in 100 years.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Yikes, if that's what's in my cabinet I don't want it


A few weeks ago there was a topic on my page about the issue women have with having unknown ingredients in their womanly items, and how companies don't have any legal obligation to tell us what's going into the products. I know news was dropped pretty hard, and I do apologize a little bit for the ball being dropped. But now that you've collected your pieces what if I told you that it wasn't just womanly items that aren't labeled?

Cleaning supplies are the same way. I know many people who use a pot of Fabuloso, an all purpose cleaner to make their homes smell fresh. I'm sure they wouldn't be doing that if they knew what was in Fabuloso, or they wouldn't be using it.

Okay maybe the attack on people's burning all purpose cleaner on the stove was a blow to the stomach wasn't too nice, or maybe doesn't have any effect on you at all. The tips listed below are from Generation Good's page it self:

  • The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) “has found that nearly 10% of all work-related asthma cases are caused by exposure to cleaning products.”CDPH is concerned that the use of some cleaning products in schools may contribute to asthma in students and workers.
  • About 8 percent of adults and children in California have asthma, with almost 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year.Asthma is much more prevalent in lower income communities
  • Children born to women who held cleaning jobs while pregnant have an elevated risk of birth defects, according to a 2010 study by the New York State Department of Health.
Wouldn't you like to eliminate some of your asthma medicines, or at least know what's triggering your asthma symptoms? Or possibly have your kids asthma curbed at least a little because their away from harmful chemicals. Generation good says that janitors, maids, housekeepers, minorities, children, and they said that California's department of health stated that cleaning problems caused 10% of workplace asthma. That's a bit mind boggling, and is quite scary?

I know, I know, you're thinking, "My breathing is fine, I don't have asthma problems." Which I do get, but let me flip the table a little bit, once I was sent a product from a cleaning company. It was an antibacterial spray, I was excited to use it because I wanted to get rid of germs. The bottle said it was all natural, but it didn't list the ingredients. I thought the price was nice if I had to buy more, but I Googled what was in the bottle. Would you believe that the only two incidents they had listed mostly everyone has in their house, water and salt. Salt water! Yeah, I can make my own spray for a lot cheaper.  Crazy right?

What can someone like you or I do? Raise awareness, raise it really good. How are people going to know if you don't tell them? 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

7 blogging tips to get more views


Ever wonder how to properly share something with your blog and get views? I had my husband say, "If it's good people will come." But blogging doesn't sound that easy does it? You just write a few pretty words and that's exactly what happens? Nah, come on folks. It's not that simple. You don't even have to dish out any money if you want people to read your blog. I'm being serious why dish out money if you don't have to?

Tip 1: Be boss at social networking
Look at the bottom of this blog and you'll see the sharing options. Do not be afraid to use them and don't be afraid to spice them up a bit. I'll explain how to spice up your social site posts at least a little bit better in step number two. Don't start acting like Sonic the Hedgehog yet. There's still stuff here that I want to talk about. It's what social sites are out there. 
  • Facebook: Share your blog posts on both your main page and the page to your blog. That means you should be making your own page, just for your blog. I have one called Trixie Von Cupcake, just for stuff like this. 
  • Pinterest: Pin your photos if you can. You know what I mean. Pin your stuff like crazy. 
  • Twitter: Almost everyone has a Twitter account, even if you're just using it for your blogging stuff it's fine. 
  • Tumblr: Tumblr's fun anyways, make friends and share your information.
  • Stumbleupon: Stumbleupon is a site a little bit like Google but it has random stuff that peopple might be intersted in
  • Flipboard: Make yourself special "magazines with stuff you wrote"
  • Google Plus: Share everything you know to your Google Plus, it's that easy. 
Tip 2: Spicing up your posts
With stuff like Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter you're given the option to put hashtags. Don't just put random hashtags because you think that they're cool, use hashtags that mean something. I suggest using sites like, HastagifyRiteTag, and Top Hashtags. The hashtags for this blog are going to be, #blog, #socialmedia #bloggers #content #website #traffic and #tips all of which give someone who's looking for such posts an idea.

Tip 3: Sharing your stuff
I know people will debate on using sites like YouLikeHits, which will retweet, repin, or even share your posts via Facebook, and say that it's not authentic followers. These unauthentic people may be sharing with people who are authentic. It just takes a couple of people who really like what you're writing to share your stuff, or comment on it.  I do not suggest sharing your link to your blog. You Should have authentic people viewing them on their own accord

Social sharing sites:
  • Youlikehits: Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube, VK, Stumbleupon, Pinterest, and Soundcloud
  • Like 4 Like: Facebook, Stumbleupon, Soundcloud, Myspace, Ask.Fm, Reverbnation, 9gag, YouTube, Google Plus, Instagram, Website View, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, VK, Flikr, Ok.ru
  • Add Me Fast: Facebook, Ok.ru, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google Plus, Ask.Fm. Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Reverbnation, Sound Cloud, Myspace, VK, and Website Views
  • Link Collider: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Stumbleupon, Websites and Blogs
  • Social Clerk: Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Google Plus, Websites, Delicious, Sound Cloud, Diigo
Sharing Just for Tumblr:
Tip 4: Be a guest blogger
If you know other bloggers, become a guest blogger. Your rep and their rep both go up and when your rep and their rep both go up, the more hits you get as a blogger.

Tip 5: Refer to other blog posts as often as possible
Always try to refer back to another one of your blog posts, at least a few times. It's not easy to remember to do so, I fail at that, but I'm going to try to make more of an effort to do so. 

Tip 6: Make your banners pop!
Always make your banners pop, or look cool, they'll be on all of your social networking sites hopefully, and without a popping banner, it's not going to catch as many eyes. 

Tip 7: Write as often as possible
Last but not least, try to write as often as you can and be consistant. Try to make a blog post every other day. If you have to both Blogger, and Wordpress have the option of scheduling when your blog gets posted. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Na Na na Cat tag

Freya and I were talking about her blogging and everything, so I was watching other cat lovers online, and watching cat lover's videos, they can warm anyone's, cold black heart. We did find a cool cat tag which was meant for YouTube, but I copied and plan on using it. I'll answer the questions first, and then I'll have Freya answer them, since it is Freya's day and Freya's blog day.


1. How many cats do you have?

Two Monkey, who's a ticked tabby, and Freya the sassy tori cat who likes to blog.
2. What do you feed your cat?
It's Rachel Ray's cat food. I don't know the name of it.
3. What is your cat's favorite toy?
Freya loves toys, and she has many of her own, but what she really loves is her 'stringy' which was a draw string from my pants. She'll march up to someone and set it in her lap for them to play with her.
4. What's your cat's favorite treat?
She likes anything sweet, oatmeal, no bake cookie dough, honey buns.
5. What type of litter does your cat use?
We get what ever's cheap and low dust.
6. Where does your cat like to sleep?
She usually sleeps on the back of the couch, but some times she chooses under the bed, or under the entertainment center.
7. In 1 word, how would you describe your cat's personality?
Diva
8. Does your cat go outside?
Nope, she lived outside when we found her. She likes to sleep by the window though.
9. Does your cat "talk" to you?
I understand what she's saying by her facial expressions, but she doesn't talk to me.
10. Does your cat like to cuddle with you?
It depends on the day. Some days she doesn't want to cuddle other days she only cuddles so she can get food.

Freya's answers


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Making a page graphic or a banner like mine

I talked about my love for colour lovers the other day, but I realized something. I never explained how I make banners for my blog, Pinterest pins, or even my stock photos. Without further ado I will give a crash course in how to make your own photos.

Step 1: Figure out what kind of graphic you're going to need.
If you want to put a banner a header at the top of your recent blog, or maybe some informational picture, or even a collage. It's good to know what you want before hand. Once you have an idea go to Canva, and find the correct template that you need. For this example, I'm going to use the photo collage template

Step 2: Figure out how you're going to layout photos.
They have free layouts for you to choose, or you can always make your own with the grids frames and shapes. But because this is an example I'm using one of their layouts. Knowing what layout you're going to use beforehand gives you an idea how many photos you're going to need. I'm going to need 4 photos for my college.

Step 3: Picture round up
If you're using your own personal photos upload them to Canva, but if you're looking for stock photos I suggest pixabay and pexels because most of the photos on the sites have no attribution required.
I selected the four photos I thought would look good for my college.

Step 4: Placing the new photos in the collage
After you upload your photos, put the photos where you want to in your college. It can be any of the spaces that they have. Just slide it over and it replaces whatever photo was before it. You could very well be done with the art if you wanted to be. But I do suggest to do the next few steps that are optional, but they will make your graphic stand out.
Step 5: Time to edit
There is ways to edit your photos a little bit on Canva, the filter bar is a great place to start. Make sure that you keep all of the filters uniform, I decided to use the rosy filter for my photos to give them all the same look. At this time feel free to change your wording, the wording location, and the font if they need to be changed. You can even change your background!

Step 6: Adding all the other elements you want
If there's something else you want to add feel free to do that now. You don't have to do anything else if you don't want to, but giving your project more uniqueness is fine. I went with a pink banner around my photos and a white stripe for the frame. Be creative. Have fun.

Now that you have your graphic done. It's time for a few tips.

  • If you're a newbie to graphics in general Canva has tutorials to teach you everything you need to know.
  • It's okay to not be happy with a graphic. Be a perfectionist if you want to.
  • Start slowly
  • If it's not fun don't do it. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Freya Interview

I had an interesting conversation with my kitty cat Freya, today ill never forget since she is a very important cat in my life.
since she's been my happy little purr medic. The interview with a fluffy purrametic is something I w

Me: Freya what's it like to be a diva cat?
Freya: Bean diva kat iz kewl. Peeps liek diva kats cuz were always beautiful and clean.

Me: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Freya: I liek watchin out ov teh window, Im vry nosey. I rly liek pickin up mah stringy and hair tiez. But wut I rly liek 2 do iz cuddle on hooman sistr and hooman mom. They say I cuddle lot.

Me: Why do you cry when you find hair ties and stuff?
Freya: I cry so u can c mah new toy. Im ur kitteh and as ur kitteh I has 2 protect u frum hair tiez. Cryin gets ur attenshun rite?
Me: Crying does get my attention but you usually don't meow or cry so I get scared and worried about you miss darling.
Freya: Doan be worrid bout me hooman ill be fine urll knoe if needz u 4 somethin.

Me: Freya, you've taken honey buns from me, oatmeal, cookie dough and even tried to get my chocolate ice cream that would kill you. Is it safe to say you have a sweet tooth?
Freya: I doan knoe wut dat meanz. I doan finz mah teeth taste sweet.
Me: It means you like sweet foods.
Freya: Oh, ya, ya thaz wut it meanz. I doez liek sweets theyre yummy. I jus liek anythin u has dat smells sweet.
Me: You know cats usually don't like sweet food right?
Freya: Thaz cuz I'm kewl kat. I wants to 2 be hooman instead.

There was going to be more interview questions, but I learned cats have a short attention span, since I'm not food or a toy. Freya stopped answering questions. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

My time on Colour Lovers,

I've been doing something weird lately, I guess it isn't too weird, but it's something a bit different. I've been playing on Colour Lovers, it's a site that's great for artists, web designers, fashion designers and everywhere in between. It has a lot of cool stuff.

I love finding a random photo and making a color scheme from it. Something like the teddy bear clothes pins turns into something like the color scheme under it. I called the scheme gummy bear and then when I finally get done with the schemes I love to find a few new patterns that I think the bears would look cool with.

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These are the cool patterns that I used my gummy bear color scheme from. 

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I actually chose a bear pattern, because I was curious what a bear would look like with my gummy bear scheme, and then I used the pattern with the flowers

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I really do suggest this site for anyone who wants be creative. It's tons of fun, and it's pretty easy to use, 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

10 things I've learned wearing my event monitor

I'm still alive and kicking as far as the event monitor is concerned. I get it removed Tuesday, and it's been an interesting trip wearing a monitor for as long as I have been. You'd think that someone wouldn't learn anything from a monitor being connected to them via-snap or around my neck, but I have.

1. Bras are awesome. My bra came in handy a few times when I didn't want to snap the monitor to my side with one of the sticky electrode things. Especially when I'm out at the store.
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2. An event monitor can cause anxiety. I never thought I'd be so self-conscious when I'm out shopping, but after wearing my monitor to go grocery shopping I felt a bit strange. I was afraid that one of my wires would show or an electrode would pop off and I'd have to explain to someone what the event monitor is.
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3. The phone makes a great alarm. I don't know how many times in the middle of the night when I'm sleeping, that I accidentally unplug the monitor, or have an electrode pop off. The sound the phone makes is extremely annoying.
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4. Be prepared for the alarm to go off. Sometimes the electrodes fall off or they're not sticky in certain spots anymore, so you're going to have to replace the electrodes.
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5. Electrodes can itch. If you're allergic to adhesive, this will be a fun ride (insert sarcasm), space where the electrodes can itch.
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6. Change your electrodes spots. You should change your spots once every other day so there's not a huge rash. It's very uncomfortable to have a rash where your electrodes are.
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7. Keep your phone charged. The phone that came with your Life Watch monitor needs to be charged as much as possible. It's not that hard to charge the phone, it comes with an Android charger, which many of us have.
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8. Learn what's more comfortable. It's either on the hip or around your neck. I've learned to have it around my neck during the day works the best and if I need to strap it at my hip with the little snap. It's always an option
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9. Remember to change the battery in your monitor box. The little thing that's around your neck or around your stomach needs to be changed every 3-4 days, you should have enough batteries to change it if need be.
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10. Quit worrying. Worrying about your health is fine, but when you have a monitor such as this one, there's no reason to worry, there are people reading what your heart is doing. If there's a problem they'll alert you.
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