Apple HomePod – A Valentine to Myself

Apple is releasing a speaker and I’m very excited.

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I now have a new Apple MacBook, Apple Watch, Apple AirPods, and Apple iPhone. Something I have been impressed with across the board, especially with my new MacBook and AirPods, is the quality of sound.

I had been looking for quality speakers for my house and hadn’t found anything that could compare to the sound experiencing I was getting with my Apple Products. The closest quality I could find was from Sonos. My sister and her Fiancé have a couple Sonos speaker in their apartment and I love how those speakers operate in that space. I was about to buy a couple when I saw Apple was releasing their HomePod product.

Because I’m still a bit broke from Christmas and all of my car crap last year, I’m going to have to save a bit before I can get this, but I’m totally getting one as a Valentines present to myself. If you are looking for the perfect thing to get your Valentine, this would make a killer gift. Skip the shitty Pandora and heart shaped jewelry and get your special someone something they will really enjoy.


I Really Hope This Works!

I love to laugh, don’t you?

I am forever sending funny clips, gifs, or memes to my family and friends, but there are some I want to save and look back on and share again. I’m hoping that if I embed them on my blog that you will be able to view and enjoy them also.

Here goes nothing!


New Year, New…

I am not going to apologize for not writing anything over the past month or so. I haven’t had anything to say, and that really applies to just about every post I published last year. 2017 was a razor scooter to the shin (cue acute painful flashback) and I am hoping and praying that 2018 is a complete 180 from last year.









2017 in Summery/Memoriam
January – hot water heater died | February – grandmother fell and was found more than a day later and had to have emergency surgery| March – broken waterline…week without water, first car accident of the year totaling my VW Jetta  | April – fell walking and 3rd degree sprained my ankle necessitating 2 months on crutches | May – still miserable from serious sprain. | June – Heart issues landed me in the ER | July – A short series of bad dates. | August – Hit by a drunk driver in the middle of the day totaling my brand new VW Alltrack and injuring my arm and abdomen| September – The month of no car | October – crept closer to 30 YO | November – New car’s roof leaked and had to be replaced | December – uneventful month and by far the best month of 2017.


2018 I’m ready for you! Thankfully there is much to look forward to!
So far this year I have already taken a trip to Raleigh, scheduled a surgery, cancelled a surgery (more on that later) and attended a concert (also more on that later).

Upcoming events in 2018 that I’m excited about include:

  • A hair cut – I really need one right now so this is an exciting  prospect
  • Tooth cleaning – I just got dental insurance for the first time in my life so I’m excited about this appointment also.
  • Spring trip to NYC to visit my sister.
  • My sister is coming to visit in March
  • My sister’s bachelorette weekend in April
  • One of my besties is coming to NC from Missouri to go to a concert with me in May
  • My sister’s wedding in in June
  • I’m going to hear Sam Smith in July
  • The World Equestrian Games in September

This may look like a short list, but it’s a pretty heavy hitting schedule. I have a little something fun planned for almost every month. I’m hoping to fill my empty months with trips to see friends I haven’t seen in ages.

Now, about the blog…
I’m planning to write more posts of substance this year. I am not going to follow a schedule; I’m just gong to write from the heart and share topics, experiences, and products that I care about. I may pepper in some pictures of my adorable dog too.

Hang with me and let me know what you think.

Happy New Year!

P.S. – I changed the colors and fonts to freshen this sucker up. I hope you like it!



In order to get caught up on posts, the next few posts are going to be brief and not in chronological order.

Over the Labor Day holiday, I exercised restraint and only bought a few things I really needed. My favorite hairclip died after 5+ years. It was a sad day. I replaced the clip and ordered a spare. I was in desperate need of a pair of black jeans also.

These jeans were originally $110.00 and I bought them for $77.00.
These clips are usually $8.50 and I bought each for $5.95.


I also picked up a bunch of basic underwear from Victorias Secret over the holiday. They were running a promotion where if you buy 7+ pairs, each pair would be reduced to only $4.00. I really stocked up.


Last month was pretty terrible.

I was hit head on by a drunk driver, my car was totaled and I didn’t have a car for over a month while insurance sorted things out. If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is the second time this year that I have been hit head on. Both times my car was totaled. The actual wrecks bother me less than the insurance, paperwork, phone calls and endless waiting. It’s the pitts.

On top of the mess with the accident, my grandmother has been put in Hospice care, and work is particularly difficult right now. I’m trying to keep my chin up, but I can’t deny that I’m having a hard time right now.

During the time I have been away from this site, I witnessed the Great American Solar Eclipse at 99.98% totality, listed my spare bedroom on Airbnb and have had 3 guests, painted the trim on one side of my cottage, saw a real beach in the middle of the mountains, bought an adorable halloween costume for my dog, and cleaned out my closet. My life may be in shambles, but I have stayed busy! I will try to get caught up on posts this month.

So here’s the update on my wish list:

  • Custom Ring – This ended up a total bust. Jeweler couldn’t follow directions and botched the whole thing. I threw up when I saw the results knowing I was on the hook to pay for it. Very upsetting. I am going to have to take it somewhere else and have it melted down all over again.
  • New Computer – I FINALLY DID IT! After not having a personal computer for over a year, I bought a new MacBook. I have been doing what I can from my old iPad mini, but I just needed the full functionality of a computer.
  • Hunter Shearling Soles for my wellies
  • Headache Hat – This is a new discovery and as someone who frequently suffers from migraines, this looks AMAZING.