Friday, December 13, 2013

My Thoughts.

I neglect this blog too much. It's very apparent that I definitely need an outlet to express my feelings. In the past those feelings will just come out, and I don't put a "filter on it".

I don't know that I necessarily need to do that on my blog, but knowing that feelings could get hurt, could the wrong people get a hold of my thoughts and take them the wrong way, I should put a filter on it. Think of Beyonce's tune, "Single Ladies" Put a Ring on it...then think of me singing, "put a filter on it." Whatcha think? :)

I can't figure out what I want to do. Should I continue blogging? I've made some decent money blogging recently. Gotten some perks, free stuff etc. Made a few friends. Are they fake? Are they real? That's left to be undetermined so far. One blog, I thought was gonna be awesome, and I got a ton of followers, and things were going great. Thought I was gonna have help. Then I didn't. I'm 98% sure I'm just gonna shut it down. If I can change the name on it, I will just change the direction of it, and make it something for me.

I started into this blogging world as a way for me to have something to do. I don't know what I thought my expectations were. I had no idea how big things were. There are so many things. So many people. So many people think that they are a blogger. It's kind of funny. Some people are too into it, and it make me sick. Those people make a butt load of money for just saying a company's name, and it's not fair. They just got lucky. Those people are not nice to the tiny little bloggers like me. It's all clique-y and that's lame. Makes me feel like I'm in high school.

I just want to be everyone's friend. I don't want people to feel left out. I've been one to feel left out for years. Is it how I dress? Is it cause I don't wear 10 lbs of make up? Is it cause I'm fat? Or is it cause I don't wear a tacky scarf or funky ugly headwrap? I don't want to change who I am to fit in. I don't need the newest fashions or things to fit in. I do however, need people to be nice to me AND everyone. People should stop excluding others.

I know I have friends who are friends with others, and when they are around certain people, they'll ignore me. Makes me sad/upset. I don't understand why I'm still friends with them, and put forth effort in that but I do.

Sorry my thoughts are sporadic, but I have so many. I enjoy what the last year of being in this blogging world has given me. I'm toying with the idea of giving up a lot of it. I feel like I'm in it for the wrong reasons. I have put in SOOO many hours of learning so many logistics of blogging that I feel like I HAVE TO stay in it. I know more about social media than a normal person should. I know more dos and don'ts for blogging than I should. I do more don'ts than dos. Out of pure laziness. I need to be better about that.

For now, I have a lot of Companies that emailed me and asked me to review their services/products so I will finish them out, but that may be it for a while. I don't know. I feel like I'm going a little crazy doing too many things. I love the money, but know that there has to be another way. Focus more on content, and maybe do ad's or find a service/product that I can do. I'm terrible at stuff.

My purple Cricut died again. I Love my cricuts. I'm really missing having my big Cricut though. I have 2 brand new large 12x24 mats and haven't been able to use it but once, cause my machine is just terrible. It's purple with pretty designs on it. My "contact" at cricut says he can't help me til February. Argh. I do LOVE my Cricut Mini though. That machine has seen so much use. I've used the crap out of 4 of the mats. I was using glue-dots to make the paper stick it was so bad. I'm almost all done with a 5th mat. The Mini is my 3rd machine. I've had it almost a year now, and I've never used that many mat's. I've had a cricut since 2007 or 2008, I think. I think it's because of the Cricut Craft room, and having access to so many images. Definitely a lot better than having to get all those cartridges! I just want my big Cricut so I can cut bigger things!! I need to organize my craft room. One day. One day. I really want a peg board to hang things up.

I'd like to post more things on here, but I never really know what to say...I do have some sites that have prompts, so maybe i'll start there.

Til then, later gators! ;)

Monday, October 28, 2013

People Change

A year ago, I was different than I am now.

I know that I had an experience from one person (or 5), that made me question my character and who I was in my life. It wasn't exactly ME who needed to change. It was who, I was hanging out with that I needed to change. I tried not to let these peoples actions hurt my feelings. Tried to say that it was their loss and all that. For the most part I was able to!

Sometimes you have to be willing to make a change in what you want in life. I wanted to (after that point), live a more positive life. Make a more positive input on other's lives, or not be apart of it all. I don't have time, patience or a desire for negativity. Now that certain people are out, more happy is in, and that's better for me. If you're a full grown adult, but act like you can't do anything for yourself, and have someone else basically run your life. People that lie, or hang out with liars suck. If you don't have decent standards or if any of the above apply to you. I'm not the friend for you. Sorry.

On another note.

A year ago, I was shy, a little introverted and didn't know too much about blogging, or anything that the blogging world had to offer. Seriously. Now I've jumped in, head first and know so much. I'm excited to learn about all their is to offer! I don't know that I've ever been so excited to learn things. I've earned money, I've gotten free product & I've made awesome friends. A year ago, I would've never walked up to someone and said...Hey, I'm Aimee! I still won't wear a name tag... but at least now I'll go somewhere alone, and talk to stranger.

However, the BEST part about this last year is that I have found myself. Again. I know that I used to say I did things, cause it was the "cool" thing to do at the time. Like, I used to say I was a scrapbooker, cause it was the cool thing to do. Well, then someone gave me a bunch of scrapbooking supplies, so I figured it out. Then that became my thing. That was like 14 years ago. Then I started college, and working full time etc...and met my husband, and somewhere in the interim became someone else.

I don't think I like who I was in that time. It's been about 8-10 years. In that time I've gone thru some enormous trials. Well, I'd like to say that I'm in the clear of them, but I know better. I'm not. However, since I feel that I've found more of myself again, I know that I can get thru them just a little easier.

I need to try and remember to only do things because I want to. Only get things cause I need them. (Save money) I have so many things in my house, that I don't need these days, but once upon a time, I thought I needed/wanted and it's just taking up space.

At the same time, I need to remember to take chances. Don't hold back too much. I may never know what's out there if I don't look around the corner.

I think that I like this person that I've become. Or re-become. However you want to look at it. Now if I could just be as skinny as I was in high school. HaHa. This post could probably go in a million different ways, and be a million posts long. But that's the basics of it. Hmmpf. End of Story for today. Only the people that know me, understand me. I totally feel like I'm different than I was a year ago. I know so much more about so many things, and have this strong desire to know so much more. I had a swift kick in the pants to change a year ago. Even though I did nothing was the other "parties" I just knew that I needed different surroundings. I got it! Woot!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

FaceBook Tips

I run a few blogs, that have Facebook Pages. I thought that I was doing a decent job at running them, BUT apparently I wasn't. I used to get about 4 blog views from each post I would put on Facebook. Then I took a Class from a local Connective Circle Class, and my views increased 1200%. Yes, 1200%. Not to Mention my Reach, and the likes/comments all the interaction that I received. I took some notes in the class, and learned a few other things on my own, and I will try and share them here. If you have any other tips, please let me know!.

Some of these may seem kind of obvious but some people, may not know:

  • Claim Your FB Page- Name it.  Make sure it's not just a #.  Make sure the website has your actual name in it.
  • Link blog to your personal profile.  That's one way to let people know you now have a blog, and if they're your friends, they'll like your FB page!
  • On FB Page About Me section, add about 2 sentences.
  • It takes about 30 days to increase engagement. Main Goal is to Drive Traffic to Blog.  2nd Goal is to Gain Credibility.
Some Companies Look at the amount of Facebook Fans that you have.  Some Look at twitter, some look at Pinterest, some look at analytics.  Some look at a combo of all them.  

Post often on your Facebook Page to keep up your engagement on the page.  
  • Ask engaging questions. 
  • Reply to Comments
  • Tag relevant people.  Like companies, famous people (actors, musicians etc)
  • Share Post/picture 2-3 times but no more than 3 times.
Add Photos to FB Page.  A Facebook page, with just text, and no pictures is really boring.  Gotta have some color in there!  Just like your blog posts, it can't all be text.  People like to see pictures.  So, do the same in your Facebook Posts.

A few rules when posting links to your FB Page.
  • Put the link directly in the post, don't say link in comments.
  • Don't use an auto poster.  Actually take the time to post it, and add a little snippet of what the post is about.
  • Use a link.
  • Networked blogs, bloglovin, instagram, hoot suite, if you auto post from them, it'll lower your #'s.
  • Good times to post are 8-9AM, 2-3 PM, & 7-8 PM.
  • No #ad hashtags.  Your account could get flagged, and FB is shutting down 50K accounts daily.
You can't handle a lot of new fans at once, so don't try to grow too fast.  Engagement is more important than unlikes.  A typical engagement average is 10% to 5,000+ likes.  So don't get too discouraged, when you think your engagement isn't high enough.

Facebook uses an Algorithm called Edge Rank.  Your fans will have 30-60 days to interact with you.  If they don't interact with your page, they won't see your posts after that 60 days.  There's a chance that they will see it, if they are on FB on their home page at the exact time you post something.

You can learn more about Edge Rank, HERE.
To see your Edge Rank, you can visit an Edge Rank Checker, HERE.

The point of having a Facebook Page for your blog, is to grow your social.  You want to increase views to your blog, and interact with your readers more.  More interaction, means more views!

If you have friends, who have FB pages, remember to go like their FB Pages, and help them out.  It's all part of community.  Help each other out.  Be professional though.  Don't talk about what you're doing later, or inside jokes.  Always use proper english, as well.  I try to always like my friends Posts, and occasionally comment.  I just don't want to be annoying.  :)  It really helps!  Share their posts every once in a while.  Especially a big important one!  

While you're on track for Facebook, go like my Facebook page!  HERE!  I implemented these tips in one day, and my reach on FB, increased to over 500 (from under 100) and my blog views increased 1200%.   I'd love to help you, if you need help.  Just message me! :)  Good Luck!

Monday, May 6, 2013

We are Different

This is a post about the fact that we are all different, and that we all need to accept that. This is about acceptance. Acceptance People. Accept other people and their differences! Have I always been perfect about this?! NO! Will I always be Perfect about this? NO! Can I always try to be as good as I can be? YES! I'm so tired of people being so critical of other people, and constantly bashing other people. Especially when it comes to family. Yes, we all have different tastes of what we like and don't like. SO! Who cares? I'm so sick and tired of people constantly attacking me for how I live my life. I keep my mouth shut on what you're doing, so why constantly attack me? Why constantly avoid me and my family? I always thought it was family first no matter what, and just feel completely ignored by certain family members most of the time, or constantly treated poorly by family members. I've never done wrong to any of my family members to have them treat me the way that they do. I try my very best, and am kind. Yet still whenever I leave their homes, I leave in tears. Or phone calls (or lack thereof) End in tears. Or text know the ones that I start, cause they don't care to text me, I always end up in tears, because they are just so rude! What is the point of being rude? Does it really make you feel better about yourself? I would walk around with a horrible feeling all day if I spoke that way to someone. I accidentally honked at a mom at the school parking lot last week, and I had horrible guilt for it, even though I apologized for it 3 times!! That's what a conscience is called. Do people not normally have those anymore? I used to think these people were so nice. But I guess I'm just wrong now. I almost felt like I needed to remind certain family members of our address, since they seem to have forgotten it. Then I thought, no never mind, if they want to be rude, I don't want them in my home anyways. Only thing they're missing out on, is that my kids are going to have no idea who they are. That's their loss I guess. I just don't understand, why people can't think before they speak. Why can't they have a little respect? Just wondering?! Is it that hard? I may add more to this subject, cause its really tender in my soul right now. But seriously. Can't we all just be nice to each other? If only *I* could solve the world's problems right? HAHA

Friday, April 12, 2013

Me? Unreasonable?

Due to my super crappy last few days, some of this post may be very Vague. Since its my blog, I'll do what I want, I suppose. Again, Sorry...
I hate to be disrespected. Disrespect me, once-whatever. Disrespect me, and I'm going to stand up for myself. And if you've never heard me (in real person not over chat, email whatever) stand up for myself, then brace yourself for when that day happens. If that day ever happens.
I feel like I was terribly disrespected today. By so many people in so many ways. Then this large man, who doesn't know me at all, tries to tell me that I AM BEING UNREASONABLE!?!?! Excuse me homeboy?! You don't even know me! So bite the wall! If you had any idea who I was, what I go thru day to day or anything then You'd shut your trap. I let this dude have it. He could've squashed me like a bug. I'm 5 foot 3, maybe 4...he was at least a foot taller than me, and had at least 150 lbs on me. Basically twice my size! So mad. A situation prior to him joining this little conversation he wasn't invited to-didn't help. But don't tell me who or what I am.
I don't mean being disrespectful, by not saying you're welcome when someone says Thank you. That's just one of my dumb pet peeves. I mean disrespectful, but actually not respecting someone's wishes, or desires in the day/life etc. Or someone's belongings. Like seriously. Don't you think that this world, would be such a happier place if we just respected each other?
Don't ever Assume ANYTHING of me. My 8th grade English teacher (I loved her), taught me how to spell the word Assume by remembering this little phrase, "When you ASSUME, you make an Ass out of U and ME." I know, I know but really, its true. That was 17 years ago, and I still remember it. Think about it, next time you assume something of someone.
I'm a really reasonable person. I just like some things certain ways, and I will tell you that. However I am always willing to compromise unless it puts me in danger, or my family. Or if I feel its just the wrong thing to do. I want people to respect me. So deal with it. :)
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

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I'm attempting to grow my blog, and what this does, is give my Facebook page likes, and what not, and hopefully that'll allow people to see my blog. THat is why I keep doing these :) Soon, I won't do these. If I post these sort of posts, then I get a free entry to have my links in the blog giveaway. Otherwise I have to pay a few dollars. As of right now, I'm sorta poor. So, thank you for your support.***

Friday, April 5, 2013


I have like this immense Love/Hate relationship with Wal-Mart. They just built the 5th walmart, within 4 miles of my House. I know right?! Not that many people live here! Geez! This one is about 1.5 miles away from my house. It is fairly nice. Can't complain too much...Right? WRONG!
Okay, well every time I've gone to this Wal-Mart, its been super fast, cause I've just gotten no more than 5 items. Well tonite, I had some big things to get. I also needed to get foods for the weekend. Except for meat. People, don't buy fresh meat from Wal-Mart.
This Wal-Mart, is totally not crowded at all. Everyone is super friendly. Except for the checker I had tonite. I've worked at Wal-Mart before, I've had friends and family work at Wal-Mart before. I read their policies online regarding coupons online. I was told I needed to lay my coupons out on my items before she could scan my items. Ummm No I don't. I had sat in line for 10 minutes, already, while this lady tried to ring up someone in front of me's groceries... Seriously.
Watching her, just made me so sleepy. She would pick up each item, look at it and THEN look for the barcode! Her IPH is going to be SOOOO Low. She definitely needs some more training. If I didn't have big items I would've gone to the self checkout line. Seriously.
I hope my milk didn't go bad while I waited in line. I am glad I didn't have IceCream otherwise that might've melted. I texted my husband 8:21 that I was in checkout, and got groceries all loaded up and was pulling away at 8:51. No joke here.
My other gripe about Wal-Mart, is they change the layouts of all their stores. Why can't they just all by the same. I walked all over looking for Dog Food. I think it should be relatively close to human food. Just Sayin! In other stores its on the completely opposite side of the store, like by the garden center. The new one by me, its in the center, sorta by electronics. Like, it doesn't even make sense?
I dunno. I made it out alive, obviously, but when people go shopping, they don't wanna hang out there. Its a get in, get out thing! Target is more for browsing. OR the mall. When you go to Wal-Mart, you know what you want! I wish the Target by us, had a grocery. You lucky peoples that live by a super target! :) My total bill tonite was like $140.00. They treat all the customers the same, wether you spend $1.00 or $1,000+. CRAPPY!!!

What's Up?

Howdy y'all?!
Things have been incredibly crazy. I finally got a bit of unwind time last nite and one of my favorite food restaurants. Peruvian food just makes my heart happy. Yes, Yes. Hanging out with a friend and getting some adult time totally helps too!
My last 10 days has been crazy. Filled with Hospitals, YES hospitals. Lack of sleep, and busy doing reviews. Also, what has been taking up a lot of time, is PERFECT weather! I love to be outside when the weather is nice. I'd like to get back on track with some updates, and setting up some schedule for this blog and definitely Aim's Creations.
I've been contemplating starting a Reviews Blog, or a giveaways blog. So many companies have been reaching out to blogs to promote their items. I know what you're thinking....Another Blog? Well, yeah. I Just want to do something that gives me a little confidence boost, and I'm not feeling that from my Aim's Creations Blog yet. I know that everyone loves giveaways, so that people will visit for a giveaway! :)
Woot Woot! You know I'll share when I get there. :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Announcement/Opportunity

If you're looking to grow your blog or social media following, we have a great and FREE opportunity for you!  Free is good, right?  Well, Free is AMAZING!

Isabelle from Le Chateau des Fleurs recently released a new Android app called Smartphone DNA, and to promote it she is giving away a Kindle Fire HD-which she is sponsoring entirely.  The giveaway will be hosted by My So-Called Chaos, but what we need are other bloggers to share the giveaway on their blogs in order to spread the word! In return, you'll get two of your links in the Rafflecopter to get extra promotion for you in return for posting.  This is entirely free, there is NO buy in, we just need two posts from you.
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You know all those things you say to your parents when you're a kid... I'll never make my kids do that when I'm a mom. I'll never let my kids watch that kind of movie or tv show. Or listen to that kind of music. I'll never let my kid talk to me that way when I'm a parent. All those types of examples, I'm sure you get the point...
Well...I've let my kids be pretty independent. I let them watch almost any movie and tv show. No violence or extreme swearing. I do monitor them. Its pretty much taught them whats right and wrong faster than what I learned. Music, isn't really a problem. They listen to what we listen to. Husband, is pretty respectful about his music around the kids. He can listen to some pretty rowdy stuff sometimes.
Now behavior...My baby (she's 6) can have some attitude! Sometimes our roles reverse, and she becomes the boss. Then I end up running to my room in tears. Seriously. I just get overwhelmed. I'm working on that though. Its been a struggle. For all of us. I know that its our fault for giving her too much freedom starting when she was young. I'm just glad that we don't have other issues.
I've seen some kids in stores talk to their parents incredibly rude and I can't believe their parents are okay with it, and just keep the conversation going! Seriously! That's when the conversation is over in our house! Gotta remember who the parent is and who the child is. Luckily my youngest and I have come to terms with our issues, and understand each other for the most part. Usually she just thinks i'm not giving her enough attention, or she's way too tired. Or both!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday, Monday

So Monday, Monday.
I'm not a complete fan of Mondays. I don't know completely why. Its not like I have to be at work at 8AM following a fantastic weekend. I did have a fantastic weekend. I didn't want it to end. Today though, its just been a blah day.
I did get my feelings hurt by a few people. I did try to get over it fast. APparently it leaked over onto today. Blah.
I belong to these yard sales group on Facebook. I think its a totally awesome idea. I love it! However, some people are just crappy. They have their favorite people to sell to etc. However, I know that they saw my name, and my interest. Why just pass on over me? I think its rude. I'd never do that to someone. It happened twice to me today. What does it make me do? LEAVE the stupid group.
I can sell and buy crap other places. I bet these people don't even live in the designated area!
I tried to do this about 2 years ago, but apparently I need to be a little more forceful with it. Deleting fake people out of my life. I don't want people being nice to me, because they have to be. Be nice to me because you want to. If you don't want to, then don't!
I hate how all these stupid blogs are so random. I need to get on a track when I blog. This can be so lame. One day, One day.
That is all my venting for today. I'm still working on ME. Being ME. I don't want to be somebody else. I just want to be me. I'm still trying to discover who I am. I'm guessing people don't like that. Whatever. Their loss. :)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blog Title...

I don't know what to call this blog post. I don't even know what to blog about. I just feel like blogging!
This weekend has been pretty good. Relaxed big time. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I really want to go to the beach. It snowed, and its Spring. Thats not exactly fair! But it is normal. I know, lame. But that's Utah for you!
Tried to figure out what was going on with the washer. On some cycles it makes a weird noise. Couldn't figure it out. Its not like its not still working, but who knows what that noise could lead to, and I don't want to be without a washer (or a dryer, EVER), so it'd be nice to figure it out. Meh.
Came to the realization we've lived in SL County now for 4 years, and in the last 4 years I've been the happiest I've ever been since living in Utah. Lived in our current place for just about 2 years. Also, it was almost 3 years ago that we had Bai's cancer scare. Eek! Bailey's Bean
I have all these ideas that I want to do with so many things, but I can't keep on top of things that I NEED to do. I need to take my own advice that I have given to other people. PRIORITIZE!! Make lists, and prioritize the things that need to be done. I totally slacked off on laundry the past 2 weeks, and I hadn't vacuumed in an embarrassingly long time. Those things are now fixed as of today, but still. I really need to get on a cleaning schedule. I've just never been good at that.
I owed my husband 160$ by the end of this month. Well I'm at 130$ that i've given him. I just need 30 more. I wonder if I just go pull the money out of the bank and hand it to him, if he'd even notice. HAHA. I'm honest... but still. What if?! Before you get all weird, I really wanted something. He said he'd pay for half, but I'd half to earn the other half by either "working" for it, or selling things. I had things I could sell. An old laptop, an old ipod (that was basically brand new), so that's what I did. Also sold some clothes. I just have no energy to waste effort (or energy) on flaky people!! I hate giving out my address then having them not show. However, they then have my address, and know I had/have things for sale. Not very comforting, know what I mean?
Okay, done with the ranting post, just wanted to do a post today... Thanks for paying attention. I guess. :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Do you ever find yourself asking Why?
I think I ask it like every 5 seconds! Mostly to my kids, but sometimes its to myself.
Why did I agree to do this, or that? Why did I think that was an okay shirt to wear? Why did I just let the hair stylist give me that haircut? Etc...
I'm talking about the choices we make in our daily lives though. I was thinking deep thoughts. Why did I choose to get back into blogging? Why am I more into getting into the blogging networks and learning all these things? Why do I want to succeed so much in it?
Why am I on twitter? Why am I on pinterest? Why am I doing all these things?! And all those other social things, like and the like.
They have no real importance in my life...I won't die if I don't have them. Sure I enjoy all these things and they're fun. I just want to know why I've chosen to do all these things. I know i'm probably sounding weird for all this...but I just really want to know WHY? HAHA.
Why do I watch the shows I watch? Is it because everyone else is, so I feel the need to watch them? Or do I actually enjoy them? Same with music. I know that when I was younger, I used to do things cause everyone else was. Now that I'm older, and trying to teach my kids to be themselves, I find myself asking, am I doing this because I want to or because everyone else is, so I need to fit in?
I am only saying this, because I've found myself watching a whole season of a show cause someone said it was awesome, and I heard LOTS of people talking about it. So I wasted lots and lots of hours watching it, but not fully paying attention. I don't know. Its just me I guess. So my goal, starting today, is to be myself, and make my own decisions. Do things that I want to do, and not do it because lots of the world is doing it.
I want to enjoy who I am and what I do. I feel like I can't do that when I'm filling up my life with other things that are taking up my precious time, that I'm not taking anywhere with me in my life's future. I realize now I'm just rambling, and wasting my time. I don't hate myself, I just want to be a good person. :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday Update.

That's how I was feeling this morning, when I was abruptly awoken by my husband saying he needed a ride to work. Usually those things are planned ahead. See, he usually rides a motorcycle to work. He knew I needed the car today. Otherwise he probably would've just taken it. I loathe mornings. Besides snakes, they are my 2nd worst enemy. Seriously. Hate them!!!
So, he had to try and get me up for about 15 minutes. I wasn't budging for anything. It just wasn't going to happen. I didn't want to. I thought maybe if I just fell back asleep, he'd get the hint that I wanted him to take the day off? HAHA. He's very dedicated to his job. That wouldn't happen. I'm very grateful for that.
The drive was very uneventful TO his work. Like always. Unless its bad weather. Then its terrible. Maybe this year we'll get a 2nd car. I'm so tired of this 1 car family business. Sure the motorcycle has helped...but seriously. Argh.
So on my 15-20 minute drive home, it was going pretty smoothly. I am not one of those drivers that thinks they have to change lanes to get going faster and weave in an out. I just stay in the same lane, unless the car in front of me is going way under the speed limit. Which sometimes happens on the major road we were driving home on this morning. I got behind one car, and it was going pretty steadily with the flow of traffic, not slower than the speed limit, and we were going thru every green light. So I was content. I followed them for about 5-7 miles. Maybe longer? It was one of the larger SUV's that's on the road today. It had been kinda doing a little weaving/swerving back and forth. But the road isn't exactly straight, so I didn't really make a big deal about it. Maybe I should've and gotten out of the way and moved into another lane.
After going thru a major intersection, and with cars waiting at a red light at the other side this car when "BAM" straight into a median! It paused for about 5 seconds then kept going. Seriously. I thought it would've stopped on the side of the road, checked out the damage it'd done. It went on for about another 3 miles, then finally stopped at the Wal-Mart. Right after it hit and didn't stop, I did make a phone call to report it. Not to make a police report...just to have the driver checked on. I don't know what was going on, or if anything was. But I sure don't want them to hurt anyone else. They were very lucky I was alert and was back far enough, and not one of those crazy drivers that follows so closely!! They're also lucky they didn't hit car or cars (or heaven forbid, people) and just hit a median.
On my way home tonite after picking up my husband 9 hrs later after the incident, I looked at hte median, and man is that thing alllll shredded. I can't believe the damage that was done! We were going about 30-35 miles an hour. The speed limit is 55 miles an hour there, but we hadn't gotten quite up to that speed yet. Thankfully.
People!!!! Drive safe! Don't drive distracted, Don't drive tired, Don't drive drunk or drugged! Please :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Google Reader

Hi friends!

I'm sure you all have heard that Google Reader is going away soon. Well in a few months. They've been making this threat for a couple of years but now, its supposedly really happening! Sad Day. I've gone and checked out a few alternatives that I've heard about, since I'm not about to just give up on a feeder just yet! I need to have my blogs! LOL.
Feedly is an app that I've used on my iphone/ipod/ipad. I really liked how it color coded my different sections that I've organized all my blogs into. I love being organized. I know I'm not organized in all aspects of my life, but in the areas I am organized in, I am very particular about them. :) They also have a web application that you can use too. I have yet to check that out. Maybe tomorrow!
The next one I've found is on the web. Its called BlogLovin. Found at: BlogLovin. I had to reorganize the way that my blogs had already been set up. I follow hundreds of blogs (NO JUDGING!!). I've been a blogger and a blog reader since 2006. So, I had a lot in there. :)
When you sign up for these accounts, and I recommend you try both of them to find out which one fits your needs better. Go into your google reader FIRST! EDIT, your blogs that you read. Go thru and delete what you don't read, delete what you people don't blog on anymore, and delete those pesky annoying blogs, that you just don't want to see in your feed anymore! :) I say that, because it'll take time when you go to input your information into those two accounts. This was my main mistake in doing so. I got a little too excited to get in there and get going.
It took me an hour or so to edit my google reader. But it was so worth it to delete the hundreds of blogs, that people have turned private or just all around stopped blogging on. The fast way to do it, is to go to Google Reader, then to Settings, then to Subscriptions and you can unsubscribe to multiple ones at once, instead of just individually. You can check the box next to all the ones you want to unsubscribe, then hit unsubscribe at the top.
Hope I have helped you in some sort of way. I know its not a big tip or anything, but if I could help you...that makes me HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!! :)

Comment, and Share which one you like best! :) Aim's Creations ~Aim

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Okay, Okay, Okay...
I know I'm behind in my daily blogging thing. Out of all the weeks, to not do it-you've missed out on some serious drama round these parts!! Don't worry I will blog and backdate it, cause some things are just worthy, of remembering/sharing!!!
I have crazy dreams. Maybe its the medicine I take (another post of 29 posts, maybe), or the stress I'm under sometimes, but my dreams are just whack-o!!! Last nite, I fell asleep trying to work on my blog stuff, and had all these events I've gone to recently on my mind. I totally fell asleep with my iphone and ipod in hand. My laptop and ipad in my lap, and remotes directly to my left. Tv still on... Yes, I was laying in my bed. Like I said, its been in one of those weeks! HaHa.
Since December, I've met so many different people that have all these wonderful blogs. Seriously some of these people are just amazing. I secretly admire so many of them, and want to be just like them. Just as successful as them as well! One day. So, my blog is turning out to be okay, and I"ve done alright. Not that I can't do better. But i'm feeling okay so far.
I feel like there's a standard to uphold on how to dress, and how to act, and what kind of purse to have, and how to do your hair whenever I go to these events, and sometimes I get nervous. I'm not one of those girls that really cares too much. I'm shy most of the time, which makes me come off, as a not nice person. I really am a nice person! Get to know me! I've been thinking about how I can fit in with all these girls, and get a little confidence booster. A booster that's not just in my unique views I Get on my blogs each week/month etc... Apparently I've been thinking about it too hard.
My dream consisted of me going to this house, with my neighbor. I don't even know my neighbors that live to the left of us, because they've all just moved in recently, and plus remember how I said I was shy. Also, in my neighborhood I don't really fit in!! I buy my kids clothes 2nd hand, not at a boutique store! LOL. Anyways, my neighbor said she was a blogger and that she had an event to go to but needed her baby to come, but she needed to socialize and needed someone to hold her baby. I LOVE babies, and her baby was cute, so I obliged. Derrrr!
So I took care of the baby most of the nite, walked around with "my neighbor" a bit. Met some people, told them about my blog. Gave them some of my business cards etc. Ate some really good yummies. It was in a basement of a house that I thought no one lived in, but apparently someone did, they just never came out of the house. The house was really nice inside, and the people that lived there were totally nice. At the end of the nite, I was helping to clean up and some lady with weird dyed black hair and all dressed in black (creepy cause i'm totally picturing her) she smelled like vanilla too. Eek I hate vanilla!!! She gave me her card, and said, "If you want to come to anymore of these events you will have to host one at your house and be approved for membership of this club."
I took the card, and said okay, I'll look at my schedule and get back with you. Why does it feel like that at some of the events I go to, even though they aren't at peoples houses most of the time?! So weird. I was given a plate of snacks. It was a glass plate that was glued on to a bright green paper plate. Say huh?!?! For some reason, I was driving somewhere and holding the food out of the window of my car (which wasn't my car in real life), and they fell out or I dropped them, whatever. So I went out to get them. I didn't stop the car though, I just hopped out. Seriously. Whoever is a dream interpreter-and interprets these dreams is just going to tell me I have serious issues! LOL.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3 minute post! Day 3

Day 3 of 3 minutes blogging routine. Boring Day, again. Took Bai to school, worked on website stuff...Picked Bai up, took her to Choir Class. Went to Ross-Found Dave some work clothes, and me some cute pants. The rest of the store was completely empty basically. I couldn't believe it. I love going there for t-shirt style shirts for me. And I couldn't find ONE! So shocking it seemed. Then got stuff for dinner, and dog food. Gotta keep that Jazzy fed. :)
Then picked up Bai and her friend from Choir class, came home, and realized Bai left her coat, so I had to drive her all the back to class. ITs only like 2 1/2 miles away, but still.
Good news of the day, is I woke up at 7AM. Normally I sleep in way late, and feel kinda blah all day. I awoke with so much energy today. However at 9PM i'm ready for bed. I think its one of my medications that's making me feel that way. Unfortunately I cancelled my Neurology appointment for tomorrow, so now I don't know if I should just stop it again. Last time I did, I had a raging month long migraine. It was terrible. Couldn't get out of bed hardly at all. Well I believe my time is up... I'm going to go to bed. I made a wonderful dinner, so that was a great ending to a decent day. Baked chicken, mashed taters, and green beans. MMMMMMMM! :) Til Tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5-Day 2

Here's to another day of 3 minute update blog.

I'm totally addicted to this new show I've been watching this new show, and its totally consumed my life. I mistakenly looked online to see who the "mystery person" is. Eek! Total shocker! Today, I worked a lot on my blog(s). I'm excited to have motivation again. Glad I'm able to do it, and watch this crazy tv-show. Glad I have netflix. :)

Got Bailey from school, and she had a great day today. YAY!!! When we got home, she did a little Dr. Seuss play for me. Little cutie. Then we played with Jazzy, and had a few red vines.

Then we went to 7-11 and got a drink while waiting for Dave to get back so we could go to the CHinese Immersion meeting that I had a paper that said it started at 6:30. But noooo it actually started at 6PM. Argh. Thanks stupid school. Confuse me. Bai had a hard time sitting still and was being kinda goofy. So I had to take her out. Dave wasn't too pleased at all. We then came home, and decided to go get smashburger and bring it home and Dave & Bai watched Wreck it Ralph, after Bai did her homework. She did her math homework so fast! So proud.

In great news, I got season 2 of Duck Dynasty in the mail (or delivery service today). For some reason whomever delivers it, FedEx, UPS, OnTrac, can't seem to figure out that the garage door, nor or side door is NOT our front door. I always get the text that says, you're package has been delivered, but can't find it at the front door. Its like a treasure hunt! LOL. Duck Dynasty is hilarious!!

Hard Day

What do you do when your kid has a hard day at Kindergarten? Then she wakes up the next day and flat out refuses to go. It was very hard to be the mean parent this morning and force her to go. Luckily my kid is the best kid ever and a Turkey sandwich was the perfect bribe for her. Silly kid.
Yesterday was her first day back on track (year round school) after having 3 weeks off, so I guess getting adjusted back to the old ways and seeing all of her peers was hard. Apparently they all had trouble getting along.
When I picked her up though, after school she said her day was MUCH better. Thank goodness! I might have gone crazy, wondering what really happened, had she had a bad day again.
Being a 6 year old kid these days is such a hard job. I mean, she's got an ipad, ipods, iphones, netflix, hulu, huge fancy tv's, and video game consoles and a bunch of other cool things at her disposal. But ultimately having friendships is the BEST thing in the world.

Monday, March 4, 2013

3 Min Journal

I've heard of people doing a 5 minute journal, but since i'm a fairly fast typist I'm going to do a 3 minute journal, and i'm going to try and do it 5 times a week (or more if possible). It'll just be to catch up on my day, so I have something to look back on. I'd like to challenge all bloggers to do this, more often. I didn't say do it on your main blog you have, but you'll appreciate it later in life, i'm sure! It'll help me practice my bloggin skills, that I've been seriously lacking on lately. I've been working mostly on my crafty blog to get that up and going, and have seriously neglected this one! :)
So today, I picked Bai up from school and she was crying pretty much about her day. When I dropped her off, her friends had already been a bit mean to her and made her cry, but she got over that fast and I left her at school. I went home and did a few chores, then picked her up after school. So I had to run to Best Buy to pick up my new Jump Drive. That was interesting... Bai was still grumpy and upset, so we decided a trip for frozen yogurt would totally help her out. It totally did. She added gummy bears and gum balls and sprinkles to her cookie crush and vanilla froyo. I got my favorite flavor there. Raspberry Rap. MMMMMM. That is the best ever!!! She then called her Dad on the way home, and asked if we could have Subway for dinner. She loves Subway. He, of course said yes, and we went when he got home. After Subway we had to run into Target to get a few things. She got some color wonder paper. So I think we made up for her crappy day at school. Then we came home, and watched a couple TV shows, then got ready for bed. My day is not that exciting. Some days are, but today...NOT. :) Totally boring.
Well I guess except when Jazzy was interested in what I was eating for lunch...

PS: Don't forget to visit my other blog: Aim's Creations I've been working hard over there!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Feeling Blah...

Lately I've been feeling super...blah.

Not sick exactly. But not perfectly healthy either. Well I'm never perfectly healthy. But I've not been feeling up to Aimee "standards".

It started New Year's Eve. We were running around doing errands and about 5pm I got a weird pressure on the top right of my head. It went away after a few minutes so I didn't think too much of it.

Then I went to a little New Year's Eve get together and had fun. :). Thanks Stacie & Tony! Then the next day I slept ALL day! I had to be awoken to eat. My head was doing a weird pulsating thing, on the right side.

10 days later I still have that throbbing pain!! With that pain, I've lost some eyesight in my right eye. I'm extremely tired. I could sleep all day.

It feels like my brain or something in my skull just keeps moving. It is super annoying.

My body feels intensely weak now, if I over work myself like doing laundry or vacuuming etc...the pulsating gets more intense. My memory is also fading. Well maybe fading isn't the right word, but the word I should use, I can't find. Which leads me to my next problem. I have serious brain fog. I can't remember people's names, I can't remember where certain roads are. I can't remember if I did certain things. To make you feel better, I'm not driving much. I drove to school and back twice which is in the same neighborhood just once this week.

My whole body feel just bleh. I feel bleh. I feel like a terrible mom and wife. However, thru all this I am still doing laundry, still cooking, still doing dishes, still vacuuming, still volunteering at my daughters school and still trying to find things to laugh about. If I didn't laugh, I would get majorly depressed, and not want a solution. But I do. My life is just getting good.

I've lost some weight in the last month. I looked in the mirror, and I was very shocked to see I have cheekbones. I can't believe how shocked I was by that. I'm not working out but I am trying to eat better, that's for sure.

Well, I need to stop this now as my tingling fingers (and brain) are getting lots worse. I'm probably not making any sense at all either. I'm going to try to post in between my sleepiness some positiveness or something. :)