30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

This is one of the most amazing lists I’ve ever come across. Usually, I see a list and maybe one or two things apply to me. I could benefit from A LOT on this list. Highly recommend you checking it out !

 

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.

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Please help Pregnant Traveling Military Wife That had EVERYTHING stolen

Hello,

I had a different post planned for today but have changed my mind. I just came upon “The Kim Recovery Fund” that explained how a woman named Kim, who was traveling from Florida to VA, had her U-Haul and Truck stolen while she was inside her hotel. She literally had packed her life into her U-Haul to relocate HERE (where I live!) to Hampton Roads in VA to be with her husband.  Upon going into a hotel in NC with her pajamas and toothbrush, she had planned on hitting the road early the next morning. When she walked out of her hotel, she found her truck and U-Haul gone.  Can you imagine how terrifying that would be? Police were able to locate both the U-Haul and truck but both had been burnt  to a crisp. The only thing that survived was her fathers urn.  I know this is a legitimate story because I watched her interviewed and story about the crime on WAVY.com. That page can he found here.  Any form of donation can be made here:

The Kim Recovery Fund

Even if you could just share this blog, I would highly appreciate. In all actuality, this could have been any of us. She was an innocent victim. In the same situation, I would hope people would reach out to me. I do not know her, but I want to help her ❤ .

I pray for this family and that they can slowly put the pieces of their lives back together again.

Blog Help Wanted!

Hey Guys!

So I need advice on how to do something.  A few years ago, my extent of knowledge on blogging was myspace and facebook.  That was pretty much it. If you had asked me how to buy a .com website I think I would have spit my coffee everywhere in a fit of laughter. When I say I had NO IDEA about anything website wise, I really mean that! Since beginning this blog, I at very least have discovered how to buy my own domain name, have giveaways/blog parties, edit and post pics within my blog, write features, and gain many loved followers.  However, I would still really like to get to have more control over my blog. I’ve tried googling this but I can’t figure out how exactly to switch my wordpress.com website (the free version) to a paid version or have a host that would allow me to edit/add to my page. I’m seeing lots of great looking blogs with social media buttons at the top, BlogHer (and other) promotional adds on the side, etc. The free version of wordpress though will not allow me to do any of this.  They do have layouts you can buy but…no offense to wordpress…but they are not exactly what I am looking for.  I just have a certain way I want my page to look.  I need advice about how to do this and also referrals of people that could do it for me. I am willing to pay someone (ideally a web design student or person asking affordable rate) for helping me with this!! I am also willing to work with someone who just needs a great reference on their resume and is willing to do this for me just for experience sake.  I’m looking at all options but am open to discussing it~!  I would just REALLY like all my material from wordpress to come with me when I switch into a different layout situation.

If anyone has advice about how to do this I would really appreciate it.

Thank you in advance!

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Pray for Phoebe Fair PLEASE and others I support

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Tonight, a little girl named Phoebe Fair needs your support, thoughts, and prayers.  A cancerous brain tumor was found in her head when she was only 4 years old. She has three brothers and loving parents. It’s clear from her facebook page that she has a beautiful personality that shines when she smiles.  Upon viewing her page today, it appears that her battle may be close to ending.  She sleeps 95 % of the time and is hallucinating. Her dog lays with her as her parents keep the house as comfortable and peaceful as possible.  I cannot imagine what they are going through. Out of respect for them, I will not post their pictures on my page. But I encourage you to check out her facebook page here.  It’s clear from the last updated picture that they are really in need of thoughts at this time.

***UPDATE*** Phoebe Fair past away last night, on October 5th, in the comfort of her home with her family.  The Lord has received a beautiful angel into heaven. Thoughts going out to her family.

There are a few other people I continue to follow. I have been following Trip Halstead’s journey for a while now on facebook. His page can be located here.  A tree fell on trip when he was very young. Ever since that incident he has been battling heroically to regain the ability to move, swallow, and overall function again. Through physical therapy he has gradually begun to “come back.”  It’s clear that the reason he has come so far is because of the love and devotion from his two sweet parents.  When given the opportunity to go on a cruise that they went on last year (before the accident), they chose to still go despite the current difficulties of his condition.  They new he could still enjoy being there and that the trip would instill some form of normalcy.  ❤ I encourage you to follow and pray for Tripp’s continual recovery.

How I miss Corbin. I did not know this baby but I admired his extreme fight for survival through his facebook page here called ==>>> Team Corbin . He past away not that long ago from Trisomy 13. His parents were given the option of aborting him when they discovered he had the condition.  They were told he would be born dead and that there was no hope. Instead of giving up, crying, and obliging the doctors…his mother and father fought back. Against medical science and all odds, they held out faith he would live long enough to hear his cry. When his mother delivered, Corbin was alive and kicking.  Though he stayed in the hospital and had Trisomy 13, he got to smile, dance, and touch the lives of thousands of people all over the world. His mother celebrated each day he was alive with a card stating how many days old he was and a saying. Corbin’s mother has such a beautiful way of writing. If she wrote a book I would seriously buy it.  I continue to be on Team Corbin, support his parents, and celebrate his will to defy all odds with life.

The last one I would like to mention is ====> Support For Sophia .  She was born with many different medical conditions with the most prominent one being Kidney Failure. Even though she is a baby, she receives dialysis often. She is also often scene in pics as on oxygen.  She has large eyes and a precious face.  I cannot imagine how strong she has to be. Thankfully, it looks like she will be coming home soon. Her family is decorating her nursery as she continues to recover at the hospital.  Also, Sophia really appears to love owls. Her family said her name means “wise” and owls are wise…hence the relationship between the two 🙂 .  Whenever I see an owl now I think of her! I pray for her recovery and that she can one day have a transplant that will end the dialysis for her.

There are so many children on facebook and other social networking sites that have conditions & need to be supported.  I did not choose these children above. They more so chose me. One of them led to the other.  I wish I could add ALL pages that need help on my facebook but I sadly would have trouble keeping up with that many, working, and going to school. We can only do what we can so I continue to support these above children and raise awareness that there are others out there that would love to have their pages followed! If you would like to find me on facebook please add me ===> Jenny Laura. If you would like me to follow you in return please post below. ❤

I believe in the power of prayer

Hope everyone has a good night. Please take a moment to be thankful for all that you have in your life. And if you have nothing you can think of to be thankful for, remember you do have a life. Walking, talking, speaking, touching, feeling, eating, working, functioning, etc, are luxuries to many. If you can do all of those things, you are blessed.

Cutest LITTLE Car…

I’ve always really loved “little” things. I came across this picture of the tiniest car I’ve ever seen. No idea what it is. Would be awesome if it was called the “Bubble” or something haha. Had to share it…

cute car

Speaking of cars, I will soon be car shopping again. Turns out the 2001 Pontiac Sunfire I bought for 2600 is a PIECE OF CRAP. It needs fuel pump and serpentine belt tensioner. We are out of money. So frustrated by car shopping. Every time I go I get taken advantage of 😦

What car do YOU recommend and why?

Calling ALL Computer Geeks

Hello!

Please know when I say “computer geeks” I am not saying this in a negative way! God knows this world would be LOST without yall to help with technology! ❤ So I need some help. I am a 25 year old college student that knows *NOTHING* about computers. All I know is that my laptop has literally fallen apart and is on it’s knees (notice I did not say legs because those have already gone lol).

Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse

Here is what I need to figure out! …What brand is better and WHY?

HP

Acer

Dell

Gateway

Vizio

Sony

Panasonic

Toshiba

other…..

If I am looking for a 6-8 GB computer what is a reasonable amount to pay? Or do you feel it’s more affordable to buy a 4 GB computer and add GB to it (for 4 gigs it’s like $50 at Best Buy).

Should I buy Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013? The newer version is more expensive by $30 but unsure if it’s worth it?

Would you prefer a laptop or a All in one desktop set up? Which is the better buy?

HELP!! ❤

Muchos Appreciation

How To Get Nominated For A Blog Award (on my page)

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I thought I would make a post about how to get nominated for an award on my page.  I remember when I first started I wondered about how to get nominated.  Now, some people don’t take these blog awards very seriously or participate in general. That is fine because it’s a personal choice. But this post is for those that do participate, find putting a blog award on their page fun, and feel motivated by their readers who take the time to give the nomination. Personally, I love to be nominated! I find it flattering & fun. So here we go…..

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How to get  *noticed* on Muffins & Mocha

  • Use my first name when you post on my page or refer to me
  • Comment on articles occasionally or often
  • Offer Advice
  • Click the “Like” button or  Stars at the bottom of my posts
  • Nominate my page for an award
  • Share my posts with others
  • Compliment or give constructive criticism
  • Participate in Blog Parties or Giveaways

I also want to say that, from my heart, I appreciate each and every follower that I have.  Having a blog would not be this much fun without you guys.  There is also such a wide variety of blogs following me! I love the diversity and interest people have taken in Muffins & Mocha! As much as I wish there were time in my day to visit everyone’s page, there sadly is not.  I want to give all those that follow me a chance at awards but to do so I need my lovely followers to read the above and help me with this goal.  Again, any of the above stands out.

If you see the same people getting continuously nominated for different awards I want you to know that it’s not because I am trying to play “favorites.” It’s due to the fact that these blogger friends have fit some or all of the above “How to get noticed on Muffins & Mocha” list. Occasionally, I will choose a new follower or a great blog I’ve checked out to give an award too. But just to make it easier for everyone, I thought I would post this too so that everyone has a better chance.

Have a great day ! ❤