What’s Your Niche?

It’s the buzz word that keeps this blogger up at night.  What’s your niche? I don’t know, I write a blog. I’m a reluctant creative, that is blessed mess with a chronic illness…where do I fit in?
I promised myself four years ago that this blog would not be about my illness. I didn’t want to be one of “Those” people who constantly threw up verbal vomit onto the screen about what drugs that weren’t working and what was. Or what crazy side symptom was I experiencing this month. blah. blah. blah.
Here’s a crazy fact…I’m a blogger with a chronic illness. HELLO! I know, I was as amazed as you probably are. If I wanted to be all adult and honest with myself I would totally tell you that my illness is just a part of my as my faith, family and my dog. It’s not going anywhere and neither am I.
I get lost a lot (I can’t find my ass with a map) and I end up overwhelmed with all my thoughts and directions. It wouldn’t be so bad if this blog ended up helping others with a chronic illness, right? I am certainly not a medical expert but I know I have struggles and challenges that could be shared in a sassy way that is all my own.
But I also have to ask myself, what do I want out of all this? Ultimately, by the time I’m fifty…I want to be debt free, living in a one room house in Bisbee, AZ. Or Prague…but it snows there…so I will summer in Nice. Hey, I can dream. Ok, I will bring this down to reality. My goal is to be a source of inspiration, information and haven for those who are going through illness. We have to celebrate being alive among all the pain, doctor’s appointments and insanity that chronic illness can be.
I may talk about wanting to chuck everything I own into a large dumpster and living a minimal life (stop laughing Mom). Or how I love planners (in all forms). Crazy fun days like Napping Day or Peanut Butter Sandwich day. I may talk about a study that just came out on ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia. Or throw in a YouTube on my favorite paper goods shop.  Or maybe a review of a book. A short post about how the hell to plan your life when you struggle to get out of bed each day. It’s all going to be here…it’s all about the journey my friends.
I’m open to suggestions readers. What would you like to read about?

Pssst…all done

So what do you think of my bright new changes???!!  I hope you find it less fussy and cluttered as I do. There are some many changes and updates that have to happen but I am glad it didn’t take as long as I thought it would. I worked on the YouTube channel so everything is matchy-matchy.  Also, the Facebook page received an update as well…whew! A bloggers work is never done.  If there is something not working or you have any suggestions, please leave your comments.

OMG! I almost forgot…check this out! I have been picked to be a part of the Design Team for MommyLhey stamps. Take a moment and check it out!  I’ll be posting projects and the such here and as well as Instagram, so be sure to subscribe!


Check it all out at http://mommylheydesigns.com/meet-our-designer-team/

Check it all out at http://mommylheydesigns.com/meet-our-designer-team/

Christmas Break



I know, I know….but I promise I’m working on new content and great things for 2015!! See you once again on January 1st!!!

Oh, LoOk, mY BlOg!

Hi again dear readers!

It’s been longer than I wanted it to be on my postings but as the saying goes; Life happens when you are busy making other plans.  I generally do a health update the end of each month but I thought I would try something different this time around.

I have been a fan of Mr. Lipton’s Inside the Actor’s Studio for a while and at the end of each session he asks his guest a series of questions roughly based on those from Bernard Pivot. Since it seems a long-lost dream to sit with Mr. Lipton, I am going to do my own question and answer session.

 A sound you love: my cat purring, so soothing

A sound you hate: annoying ongoing sounds that never seem to cease

Your favorite word: idiosyncrasy

Your least favorite word: No

Your favorite curse word: Fuck

What turns you on? Respect

What turns you off? Crossing of my personal boundaries

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Acting

What profession would you not like to attempt? Sanitation worker

If Heaven exists, (well, it does..so there) what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? “It’s about damn time you got here, we’ve been waiting an eternity!”

What would your answers be?

I am working on my editorial calendar for March and hope to be back on schedule…see you soon!!


::BloGs I aDorE::

So here we are, at another installment of blogs I adore.  I introduce them briefly as I currently use their photo app on my iPhone. So, let me fully introduce you to one of my faves.

Blog Name: A Beautiful Mess

This sisterly duo is all about creating a beautiful life. They share daily inspirations through crafts, recipes, decor and fashion. Plus, they are uber adorables!

I found them through a pinterest board on blog planning and I have been hooked ever since. They have sooo many great posts that I can’t seem to find three that I must share. So venture over and check them out for yourself!


BlAh, BlAh, bLah

My posting has been waning the last couple of weeks. With increased responsibility at work and trying to keep my life in order, I have been exhausted. It is already the middle of April. The weather in Arizona has been gorgeous though! I spent a part of this morning, playing with my flowers and soaking up the sun’s rays.

There are so many things going on in my head lately that I can’t tell if I am coming or going. Feeling a bit discontent.

I hope to work this out over the next few days and get this blog rolling again.

au revoir