Love is in the air – with candles!

What do you think of when you think of romance?  Is it a night of wining and dining out on the town with your significant other?  Is it a night at home with just you and that special person?  Or is a night going through McDonald’s drive thru purchasing dollar burgers without the kids?  Everyone’s idea of romance is different. 

Watching a lot of television, most programs suggest romance is fancy food, nice music and a perfect picture book setting.  One thing I have noticed in all these picture book settings is that they have one prop.  That is candles. 


I love candles and burn them faithfully.  I am a fan of the LED candles that is safer, less messier and easy.  But there is still times I love to light up a real candle with a real flame and a nice scent. 

I have tried several different brands.  I have been excited at finding a scented candle only to bring it home and no scent.  I have drooled over the higher end candles that wasn’t exactly in my budget at the time.  Can you relate?

I recently was sent a couple candles to review.  I was all excited to see these.  When they came in I knew they would be something special.  These candles are from Ocotillosouthwest.

The candles they sent me are available on Amazon.  It was a 2 scented candle pack of Romantic candles.  The 2 candles came in a nice gift worthy box.  Inside I found 2 small, Mason Jar, type of candles.  Not only was the two candles in there, but also a wick dipper.  This helps keep the wick in great shape and where it needs to be so you can use your candles to the fullest.  This is the first time I ever received one of these.  To me, a company that would go this extra step- shows me they are thinking about their customers happiness. 


Another thing I loved about the candles other then the rustic looking jars they came in, was the little metal heart wrapped around the lid of each candle.

Taking the lid off of each jar, I instantly smelled a wonderful fragrance.  The red candle was a  romantic rose.  It smelled very comparable to fresh cut roses.  The pink candle was a Raspberry chocolate.  This smelled so good, they almost smelled as good as the gasoline scented candle that my great uncle got me from Scotland!!  If you have a sweet tooth you may appreciate this one! 

These 8 oz jars will last anywhere from 80-90 hours combined.

While these would be the perfect item to have for a anniversary a romantic evening, a wedding gift, home warming, Easter or any other holiday…. I agree with the company when it says:

Any day is a good day for candles!



Disclaimer: I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.. All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


I have found out how to repair my dry damaged hair!

Just waking up each morning, sets us up to damaging our hair.  At least drying it out.  Dust, pollution, the weather, dyes and several other things all settle in our hair.

Personally the worse thing I ever did to my hair was to start bleaching it.  Now that I am back to natural color, I am still paying for my decision.  Now I am constantly looking for the best way to get the shine back in my hair.  Shampoos, oils, conditioners.  What to do – what to choose.

I have found some great shampoos and different things on my quest to take care of my hair.  My all time favorite new hair product is something that I might never have bought for myself.  It is a bit out of my budget, but now that I see what it is doing for my hair- I think it is worth it.

This product, Argan Oil , is from a company called Orgamor.  It is  A special combination of the purest ingredients creates the luster and glow of youthful, gorgeous hair.

The dry, fragile, damaged hair problems caused by modern living — from pollutants to dyes to hair dryers and more — can all be greatly lessened by a hair care method first used by women over 1,000 years ago. Orgamor Argan Oil Intensive Hair Care System’s unique combination of the purest Moroccan Argan Oil, the finest prickly pear oil and Nigella combine to nourish each strand of hair, from the damaged root to the split end, giving hair a lustrous, healthy glow while imparting a newfound manageability to make your hair even lovelier to touch and look at

 There is several ways to use this oil.  You can use it as you would a hot oil treatment, applying to hair generously then rinsing it after an hour.  They also suggest you rubbing a small amount in your hair when your hair is still damp.

How do I use it?  I use it on my wet hair..  But I also use it throughout the week on my dry hair.  It doesn’t take much.  I apply it to my hand, rub my hands together and brush it through my hair.  Then I brush it as normal.  It  helps me so much with tangles and just dull looking hair.  All the while it is healthy and putting good things in my damaged hair.



I really love it and this is something I would treat myself to when I ran out of it. 

Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this posting in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it. All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

How to keep your sheets on the bed

I just wonder….  I wonder if Donna Reed ever had any problem when it came to making her bed.   Don’t know who Donna Reed is?  In case you didn’t she was the typical 50’s tv show housewife.  She vacuumed in her best clothes, including pearls.  Everything in her house was perfect. 

Most tv families are perfect, or at least they were until Roseanne hit the air. 

But this post isn’t about television shows.


It is about bed sheets.  Or how to keep bed sheets on the bed.  Have you ever cleaned your room, put on fresh sheets and the moment you crawl into bed you almost get hit in the head with the corner of the sheet?  I have and it is aggravating!

They do have things that will hold those sheets on and will make your life so much easier!  John and I have had some smaller ones in the past that has worked decently.  But we never had any of the ones I want to tell you about in this post.

The ones I want to talk about here are the Click L.  These are a Unique Patent Bed sheet Mattress holder. 

These are large plastic L shape things that go on each corner of your mattress.  The bottle of the L scoots under the mattress.  Once the bed is made you can’t see them.  Your sheets stay on nicely.

How do you use them?


1. First time use, lift the mattress and placed the Clickl under the mattress (in the 4 bed corners).
2. Put the sheet onto the mattress. Place the Clickl between the mattress and the sheet over the the Clickl between the sheet and the mattress.
3. Insert the Clickl push-button into the Clickl slot, through the wider part of the notch,so that the corner of the sheet is secured between the cup and the fixed part of the Clickl. Slide the cup up towards the narrow part of the notch until it clicks.
4. Repeat the steps above for the other three corners of the mattress. That’s it. The sheet fits snugly and won’t slide off the mattress.

Since we have been using these, the sheets stay on nicely.  Some reviews I have read had reviewers complaining that they get poked in the leg when they hit them.  Be sure and don’t sit on the corners of the bed.  Other then that, I think they are great and have worked for us.


Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

USB 2.0 External Drive DVD VCD CD RW Drive Burner

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to tech, I love to use it.  But when something goes wrong, I go running.  For example, 2 days ago I went to turn my television on.  Sound was coming out but no picture.  So I asked my good friend Google what I should do.  It told me to unplug it for a minute and turn it back on.  Easy enough.  I done that several times.  So I read what to do if that don’t work.  The instructions was to pull my 65” television out and remove the back. That is where I panicked.  It was giving me instructions about a bulb or something inside.  I knew I couldn’t do it, John was about as knowledgeable as I was with that.  So we had to make a decision.

A.) Go without Television

B.)  Get in our emergency money and buy a new television

We chose option B.  Which landed with us downsizing to a 55” tv, but this one is a smart tv, I guess the other one was dumb?


I knew I would be the one rehooking cable and all the other devices we have so I told John I would unhook each thing and put it straight in the tv.  I thought it was a plan, but it wasn’t.  I guess the back was different so things needed hooked up different.  It took me several hours but I finally got the cable hooked up.   The next day I managed the dvd player and ROKU.  Our WII that we didn’t use anyways is now  stored for some other time.

That is just one example of me and hooking a tech item.

The laptop I am using has been without a CD Rom for awhile now, mainly because I didn’t know how to fix it when it stopped.  It has been a pain not having it but I have managed.  Then I heard about a external CD Rom, DVD from a company called Novapolt.  I really wanted it but just wasn’t sure if it would involve me doing a lot of work to get it to work.

It came in the mail and I opened the box.  Wondering who I knew that would help me to get it working right.  To my surprise I didn’t have to do anything to get it going!  Well, I did have to stick a USB cord in the side of my laptop.

It plays discs really well, as well as software – it even burns disc.  I really wish I had of known about this sooner. 


Here is more info about it from the company:

  • √ This cd dvd drive is compatible with WindowsXP / Windows 2003 / Windows 8 Vista / 7, Linux, Mac10 OS, Macbook Pro with el capitan – os x 10.11
  • * √ This external dvd drive, external cd drive supports plug and play. No need to install any driver – Fully compatible with USB 2.0 / USB 1.0
  • * √ This dvd drive, cd drive is powered by attached USB connector no need for any other power source or to install any driver program, just connect it to any PC or MAC with the USB connector, then it will read the disc automatically.
  • * √ This superdrive, external dvd burner is for PC, ultrabook or netbook you can playback CD and DVD, and record CD and DVD which will give you perfect effect when you are watching DVD videos, installing software, or create backup discs, etc.
  • * √ This ultra slim external dvd cd rom drive adopted with USB 2.0 technology allows for faster data transfer speed than the USB 1.0 but it is compatible with USB 1.1 ports

It is available on Amazon and at a great price of $24.99

How are you when it comes to repairing tech items?  Leave a comment below!

Disclaimer:  The item I discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for me sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours

treat your face with this ultra plumping hydration mask!

Do you want to spoil yourself, well at least your face?  If you are anything like me, the day can take a toll on you and your skin.  Sometimes it feels good to pamper ourselves.  I know sometimes finding the 15-30 minutes to pamper ourselves can be next to impossible.  But if it helps us in the long run, aren’t we worth it?

One way you can spoil yourself and keep your skin healthy is by using a product called Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask.  My face is already plump haha – but now it is softer and plump.  In fact the other morning I wake up and look over at John.  He pinches my cheek and says, “ Good Morning Apple Jaws!”  I smiled because I know that was his way of being sweet and I liked the compliment!


This mask is from a company called Valentia.  It comes in a very sophisticated looking gold and white box.  Inside that box is a nice gold and white jar.  When you open the jar you are going to smell something wonderful, at least I thought it smelled wonderful.  Maybe that is from the key ingredients?  Japanese green tea, Rosehip seed oil and aloe Vera. 

When you look in the jar you may not be flattered.  It looks like a jar of fat.  Jelly looking yellowish goop.  But it smells good enough to make you want to slather it on your face! 


It says to put it on for 15- 30 minutes.  I have been doing it 30 minutes 2 times a week.  It washes off super easy and my face feels so good when it is done.  I really am enjoying this product and it is something I would continue to use.


Here is more about it from the company:

Ultra Plumping Hydration mask is a powerful 3 in 1 rejuvenation treatment that boats both rapid results and long lasting effects in erasing the signs of aging. In 30 minutes experience a totally new type of glow with our innovative formula of organic, natural ingredients which, one: flood skin cells with essential moisture, two: detox everyday cellular wear and tear, and three: increase collagen production, for totally nourished, firm, even­toned skin.

● INTENSE HYDRATION: Moisture is absolutely essential to glowing, younger looking skin. Valentia’s Ultra Pumping mask is formulated using natural ingredients that permeate profoundly, to moisturize on both a surface and cellular level and immediately rescue skin from dry dullness.

● COMBATS SIGNS OF AGING: Wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and dryness are the most common manifestations of skin fatigue. Valentia Ultra Pumping Hydration Mask contains a miraculous Silk Protein Amino Acid blend, which increases the skin’s production of collagen, the molecule that is fundamental in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and CoQ10 further improve elasticity for more taut skin and an even skin tone free from dark spots.

● NATURALLY NOURISHING INGREDIENTS: The highly concentrated Organic Rosehip Seed Oil is nature’s most powerful tool to lock in moisture for a 24 hour glow. Combined with a unique blend of amino acids and potent antioxidants, like Japanese Green tea and Aloe Vera, to reduce fine lines, increase collagen production, and fight natural skin irritants.

● GLOWING RADIANCE: Valentia’s exclusive ingredients are meticulously selected from the highest quality, organic, all natural, resources for their individual medicinal values and also for their powerful combined and cumulative effects together.

● ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL: An anti­aging wonder berry that does it all: fewer fine lines, diminished sunspots, more even skin tone, and firmer, more supple skin. Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil is one of the main ingredients in Ultra Pumping Hydration Mask for it’s unprecedented results.

● IN HOME SPA TREATMENT: Lifelong exposure to toxins and free radicals seems like a giant battle for your skin to conquer. Valentia offers an at home rescue opportunity to nourish delicate facial skin with nature’s most restorative ingredients.

Valentia believes in the power of nature and therefore we proudly treat nature with the utmost respect and care. Inside every Valentia product you will find ingredients that are organic, natural, toxin and paraben­free, made using sustainable energy, vegan friendly, animal cruelty free, and made in the USA.

Our experts have scientifically formulated products that are highly concentrated with only the most potent natural medicines, meaning a little goes a long way. In our firm conviction that everyone deserves self­care and to have access to luxury skincare solutions, we always keep our products priced fairly.

Disclaimer:  The product discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it. 

A wonderful centerpiece to display cakes, cookies, fruits and breads

Are you looking for a cute centerpiece?  Something you could put fruit, candies, breads or desserts on?  Check out this cute 3 tier plate stand on Amazon then:

This stand is cute no matter if you entertain a lot or if you just are looking for a great centerpiece to display your fruit on a daily basis.
I actually have this one in gold.  It is made of a high quality stainless steel and doesn’t look cheap.  I love anything that is stainless steel.  I am not much on plastic items.
With Easter coming up, this would be the perfect item to decorate with goodies for the family.  It can also be used and changed as the seasons change.  While John doesn’t understand why we need an item like this, I am sure there is some of you Shopping wives and even Shopping Husbands that will love this – and understand it!
Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Brian Bear is a Ready Set Go Bear!

Ready.  Set.  Go.

What does those 3 words mean to you?  I guess if you had said them to me before I would’ve waited for a race of some sort to start or something to begin.  Now when I hear them I think of something else.  Let me tell you about it!

Get READY to overcome your fears.

SET your goals high AND

GO out there and be the best you can be!


Now meet Brian.  He is a Super hero bear.  Brian is here to spread the above message to anyone that needs to hear it.  Brian is a cute soft yellow bear.  He is so soft and cuddly and I fell in love with him the moment he showed up on my doorstep.  Brian is a superhero and no super hero can function without their cape and blindfold right?  Brian has a cute black blindfold that can be taken off or left on.  He has a red cape that has the words Ready Set Go printed on it.  These words are also on the foot of Brian the bear. 


While you can use these bears for many different children and different circumstances, I love the fact that these bears can be used to boost children that may be bullied or have low self esteem. 

Like everybody, Brian has his own story.  You see Once upon a time Brian was a average bear.  He wasn’t a happy bear either.  He didn’t have many friends and he didn’t like to go to school. He felt like he wasn’t any good at anything, he had trouble reading and all his classmates seemed to do everything better then him. 

One day Brian’s world changed.  He met an elderly lady while walking home from school.  He was kind of afraid but there was something about the lady that he trusted.  She told him not to be afraid.  To close his eyes and say, “ get ready to overcome my fears!  Set my goals high and to always be the best I can be!” 


When Brian opened his eyes he was different!  The lady was gone.  Brian had turned into the Ready Set Go Bear!!!  Around his neck he found a pendant.  On the pendant it also has ready set go.  When he sees it it reminds him to always face his fears and be his best.


The necklace is meant to come off Brian for your child to wear.  This will help your child to be the superhero that you already know he is.


Carol Cooper is the Founder of the Ready Set Go Bears.  While I have Brian there is also a Brianna. 

If this sounds like something you would like to give to someone special in your life, be sure and check out the website and learn more about them. 

These really are not just ordinary plushies.  They have meaning behind them.  I think they would make a great item to put with Easter Baskets, for birthdays or just because.  Be sure and check out their website READY SET GO BEARS, like  them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter 

Brian also comes in this cute see through read drawstring bag with his story and several pieces of  info on self esteem. 


Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for my unbiased opinion of it  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours .


Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse SYSTEM

It is no secret that I am pro garcinia cambogia.  Once I tried it the first time, I knew that was something that helped me to reduce my appetite.  Since that time I have been able to try out different brands.  None has really failed me as far as suppressing my appetite.  Some is stronger then others.  Some has a mixture of different natural supplements mixed with it.

For the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of trying not only another bottle of Garcinia Cambogia, but along with this bottle, slender cleanse was with it.

This set of tablets is sold together on Amazon and is from Advanced bioscience


The slender cleanse claims to promote losing weight faster, increasing energy, decrease bloating as well as detoxify your body.  It also is supposed to promote regularity.  This slender cleanse is 400 mg of green coffee bean extract and a proprietary blend of things like fennel seed, licorice root, aloe vera and several other items including prune juice and flax seed. 

You are to take 2 capsules 30 minutes before eating your first meal and then 30 minutes before dinner you take 2 more.  I have used these the last 2 weeks.  The slender capsules didn’t decrease my bloating nor promote my regularity (sorry if that is TMI).  Maybe it was too mild for me.  Either way I know with the natural ingredients in this tablet, it was good for me and I plan to finish my bottle of them on out.

The garcinia cambogia was not a disappointment.  You take 2 of them in the morning and another 2 in the evening.  As with my previous experience of taking these I did notice a huge decrease in appetite.  I will say I have had some that seemed stronger to me and these were more of a mild formula . 

I think these would be perfect for someone that has never tried them before.  Start off taking your regular morning dose and then if you are feeling okay, meaning not shaky – then take the 2nd dose.

As with any weight loss tablet, pill shake or diet – I think there is no magic pill.  It really is wanting to do it that will help you reach your goals.  These tablets are just a tool on your way to your goals. 

Did I see any results?  Yes!  I have lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks..

I have a long way to go and will take it one day at a time and see where it leads me.  If you are searching for something to help you on the road to your goal, be sure and go to amazon and read what everyone is saying about these tablets! 


Here is more information about them from the company:

WHAT IS THE GARCINIA CAMBOGIA ADVANCED AND SLENDER CLEANSE ADVANCED WEIGHT LOSS SYSTEM?Weight Loss and Fat Burning has Never Been Easier with the Garcinia Cambogia Advanced and Slender Cleanse Advanced System!



Garcinia Cambogia Advanced was developed with the TV doctor’s criteria for the proper Garcinia Supplement.

100% Pure

Absolutely NO fillers, NO binders, , NO artificial ingredients, GMO-FREE and GLUTEN-FREEAnd most importantly they must contain at least 60% HCA, which is the key to weight loss.

Slender Cleanse Advanced is an all natural gentle method to break up and flush away POUNDS of unwanted toxins and build up from the walls of your colon and intestines. SKINNY JEANS HERE YOU COME!WHY YOU NEED TO ENSURE YOU USE GARCINIA CAMBOGIA ADVANCED AND SLENDER CLEANSE ADVANCED?ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM:

Weight Gain *Acne *Sluggishness *Mood Swings & Irritability* Gas & Bloating* Sleeping Problems* Constipation?

Cleanse Your way to a NEW YOU with Slender Cleanse Advanced and Garcinia Cambogia Advanced!

NOTE: This product is specifically designed for men and women that NEED TO LOSE MORE THAN 10 LBS*If you LOSE MORE THAN 10 POUNDS your first week please discontinue use*


Important Information

Safety Information

Garcinia Cambogia should be taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult with a physician before using this or any other dietary supplement. Keep out of the reach of children and do not use if you see the safety seal is damaged or missing.


Have your ‘skinny jeans’ been traded in for a pair of frumpy, baggy grey sweatpants? Has going to the bathroom regularly become cause for celebration? When pooping on a regular basis is greeted by a party…something has GOT TO CHANGE!!! You and I both know it’s time for a get on the road to a thinner, leaner healthier you! We’ve reached the time of year that SCREAMS for a fat burning diet kit that is backed by a RISK-FREE, No Questions Asked A to Z Guarantee! Fast weight loss comes from a complete system that will not only block carbs, burn fat and provide MUCH NEEDED ENERGY…but it’ll also clean out your whole system-without worrying about having to make emergency bathroom stops! Garcinia Cambogia Advanced & Slender Cleanse Advance provide you with EXACTLY what you’ve been asking for…The Ultimate Diet System For FAST weight loss and controlled regularity!


Garcinia Cambogia has zero fillers, zero binder and zero artificial ingredients. You will get 100% pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract with 60% HCA Calcium and 66mg of Potassium Gluconate that is scientifically formulated to quickly allow you to reduce belly fat, suppress appetite, suppress cravings, block fat production, increase metabolism, enhance serotonin levels and much more.


Garcinia Cambogia as a dietary supplement, take 2 veggie capsules, 30 minutes before eating, 3 times a day. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day, which is 3,000mg. To avoid late night snacking, please take 2 or 3 capsules after dinner. For Dr. Oz followers, his recommendation is to take 500 mg to 1000 mg before each meal, and make sure to take no more than 3000 mg total per day.

DISCLAIMER:  The product discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for me sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

I love that this reading lamp is rechargeable!

What kind of sleeper are you?

a.) one that hits the pillow and is out

b.) one that hits the pillow and your mind turns on

I used to be the one that would start thinking at night.  Now I don’t have that problem with the help of a great natural sleeping tablet.  I am not going to talk about that sleeping tablet in this posting, but if your interested in it – send me an email and I can tell you all about it!

But back to more about not being able to sleep.  I would lay awake at night thinking and thinking.  The only thing that could help me transition into sleep was reading a book.  The problem with that is that John is a type A person and he is ready to sleep once his head hits the pillow.  The light was an aggravation to him so out of respect for him, I quit taking my book to bed.

If I had of had the light I was sent to review then, It would’ve been the perfect scenario. B could’ve read while A slept. 


This light is similar to a travel light that I have seen before, but upgraded.  It has a bendable gooseneck.  There is 2 lights that you can turn on with the push of a button.  These lights are different brightness.  You can decide which is best for you.  The thing I love most about it is that it is rechargeable.

Here is more about this rechargeable reading lamp:

  • READ UNINTERRUPTED (you don’t need to rearrange the arms); enjoy the MALLEABILITY and FIRMNESS of each gooseneck and the SUPER BRIGHT 8 LED bulbs that will cover BOTH PAGES.
  • ULTRAFAST CHARGING: We use 1000mA USB output to ensure you receive the fastest, safest charging times. Our light is fully charged in just 1.5 hours.
  • LONGER BATTERY LIFE: Unlike other reading lights that only last a handful of hours, ours can give you up to 10 hours of light on a single charge!
  • TAKE IT EVERYWHERE: Each of our lightweight and adjustable reading lights come standard with an AC charger with dual USB outputs and a 78″ USB cable for reading in comfort. Read at home, at the airport, even at work!
  • SEEMS LIKE OTHERS? Note these differences: SMD 5050 LED (most use SMD3528) – double padding – includes dual charger and bag – cable is 2 meters – has frosted cover – we double check the quality. – LIFETIME WARRANTY: These amazing book lights not only come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer a 30-day money back guarantee to ensure your complete happiness.





I am really enjoying mine.  It would work perfect for people that travels at night.  Children and parents both may welcome one of these on a long drive.  It beats turning the console lights on and trying to drive in the dark.  If you fly this would also be perfect on the plane.  Of course the plane does have a personal light over each seat, but sometimes they aren’t the brightest.  It really doesn’t matter what you may need the light for,  what matters is that it works.  I have been using it for the last couple of weeks and it works perfectly.  A dead battery takes around 4 hours to charge and it lasts a long time once charged.  It also has the usb cord you will need for charging and when not in use it comes with a cute little velvet drawstring bag.  It would fit down in your purse, unless you carry tiny purses.  I really like it and am glad to own it.

Disclaimer:  This was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

6 rules I use when I visit Facebook

Social Media has taken the world by storm.  Many people has jumped on the bandwagon.

One of those social media outlets that I visit frequently is Facebook.  Everybody has one right?  It has been a way to meet new people, play games, read up on the latest news, connect with old friends and family, share pictures and make announcements about anything and everything.  It is a place to work, to play, to laugh to vent. To share.  Or is it?

I have sit back and taken notes.  Maybe back in my younger days, I could out post the best of them- posting play by plays.  Now I tend to sit back and watch more then I used to.  I rarely post a play by play on there.  Sure I share things.  I go there to laugh.  To see what other people is doing.  To look at pictures and sometimes private chat with friends.  But while I do all that, I have set rules for myself.  Call me a Facebook prude if you will.  But here is some of my rules, and why I have them.

Things I remind myself about when using Facebook

facebook etiquette1

Never post anything I will regret. 

I am not one to make up things, I have always been an honest person (and I am not lying).  But I see so many posts from random people that should start with “Once upon a time”.  You almost know as soon as you read it that they are making it up.   The one that is really worse then the “Once upon a time” posts is the “poor poor pitiful me”.  I am not talking about people that is really depressed.  I also realize some people live alone and the only place they can communicate is through Facebook and other sites.  The people I am talking about is the ones that cry constantly about something over and over, that never take the time out of their day to see the good in their day.  The ones that think they are the only ones that has dealt with pain. 


Facebook now has karma baby

Yes, it really does.  I don’t post anything that I don’t want to be reminded of.  If I post everyday about how bad my day is going.  If I post self centered things that is full of negativity, I am going to be reminded about it.  Facebook memories may show me something that happened last year or five years ago.  I much rather post a recipe, a picture that I love, a joke etc.  I much rather see something in a few years that made me smile, then be reminded how miserable I was one hour out of 24 hrs that was in that particular day.  Make sense?


Stay real.

Don’t be somebody I am not.  It really doesn’t matter what other people thinks of me.  You may have heard this before, but what I always remember is that everyone has an opinion.  Their opinion is none of your business.  I just stay real.  I share things that really make me laugh.  Things that I really like.  I stay real.  While I don’t post a lot of pictures of myself, it is very common knowledge that I am a BBW and I am not going to pretend to be in shape. 


Don’t fight.

Facebook fights aren’t worth it.  I don’t post anything religious or political.  Sure I have my own opinions, beliefs.  Sometimes I see things that makes me roll my eyes, makes me furious inside.  But I have learned to scroll by them.  If I ever seen something being posted by the same person and it is that bothersome, I have the option of blocking posts of that type or deleting that person off my list. It is that simple.


Don’t put it out there if I don’t want an opinion on it.

If I go to facebook and vent then I should expect people are going to offer their advice.  If I don’t want advice I shouldn’t put it out there. 


Have fun

Come out of hiding every now and then.  Laugh with people, cry with people, be a friend to people.  Share, like.  Be social.  Don’t take everything so serious.  Play a game and don’t be offended if I read something that someone posts, chances are it isn’t even meant to wards me.  I have always heard if the shoe fits wear it, but today I also seen that a orange wedge may fit inside an onion, but sometimes just because it fits – it doesn’t mean it belongs there.

Those are my Facebook rules of etiquettes, made up by me – for me. 

Do you ever set rules for yourself when using Facebook or

any social media outlets? 

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