[Articles] Thrive Global

Check out my two latest articles published today on Thrive Global (Arianna Huffington’s new company she created after stepping down from her namesake company, The Huffington Post)… I LOVE the picture of me for the Confessions of a Bored Housewife article, ha!:

The Millennial Era

Confessions of a Bored Housewife

BBQ

We had a lovely BBQ yesterday with Danny’s coworkers, and I possibly met the smartest man ever — he is an Armenian liaison officer who speaks 5 different languages fluently.

There’s also a female Intel Captain, and she’s the only one in the group who is with the infantry guys, but she is going to Special Forces in NC soon. She’s from Upstate NY, and we talked about NY and I told her I lived in NC for a year, so I’m a little familiar with the state (but I lived by the coast though).

There was also an Iraqi officer and a Greek officer there; apparently they are doing some sort of partnership through their country and the USA — my hubby is considering becoming a Ranger Instructor — I’m not too eager to move to the swamps of Florida, or some small hill town in Georgia… and I’ll never get to see him either.

I’m tracking my baby app, the worst is waiting… well, I have about a week to find out if there’s a bun in the oven (fingers crossed). I lamented to my best bud, Ed, and he said you can’t stress or plan it, otherwise it’ll never happen — I guess that’s true. Well, I was planning on seeing the doctor for Clomid anyway.

Warning: Do NOT Buy This Book!!!

I found the pattern online, and it actually made me discover that she was selling her book pattern on Amazon.com using other people’s FREE patterns — do not buy this person’s book, she is a total con artist!

I recognize one of the pictures that she used as her own, and the pattern that she is charging people for by selling her fake book on Amazon! (FYI, that’s my ring finger and my hand!!!)

https://lovebirdscraftclub.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/beware-of-this-crochet-pattern-book/

On Being a Housewife

Maybe being a housewife was the goal of women back in the day, but it’s super lame now.

I crochet all day. Watch TV. Go grocery shopping… occassionally run some errands, like changing my license, scheduling a dental appointment. Trying to figure out all the TriCare stuff because I want to see civilian doctors and not go on base.

Funny, when I was in my twenties, I wanted to marry a successful guy so I could be a housewife — now that I’m in my thirties, I rather be the successful one and not stay home all day. Staying home is lame, and I’ve got writer’s block, so I can’t even write any articles or finish my book (which is still due in November). I’m waiting for school to start because at least then I’ll have something to do and wake up for in the morning.

I basically wait for my husband to come home every day. How boring.

I am thankful for my husband, who loves us so much. He wakes up super early in the morning and works so hard for us, to provide for his family. He is the best husband and father. ♡

[Read It Again] Elite Daily

Sorry guys, school starts in about two weeks, and there seems to be a lot of things to do… why not re-read (or read for the first time) one of my most popular articles.

This was actually my first published article. 10 signs to look out for if you think you’re in a dead-end relationship. Ladies, if the sex is lame, it’s game over! Fellas, if she’s not even buying groceries when you’re paying all the bills, you got yourself a leech. Check out the article:

https://www.elitedaily.com/dating/subtle-signs-dead-end-relationship/1857908/amp/

Family Guy

I love this photo of us.

Every woman wants a man to feel safe with; my guy is the best protector and provider for our little family, and we love him so much for it.

We are so proud of him for so many reasons: Bronze Star Medal for Afghanistan, LRS, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Airborne School (2 jumps away from qualifying for Jump Master…); getting his MBA, his EIB on the first try… the list is endless. He does so much for his country, the Army, his career — but especially for me. ♡

I never felt I needed a man to support me, as I’ve always pride myself on my independence; but do feel sometimes I need a protector, and I love having a man that I feel so safe and protected with. I seriously get so anxious when he’s away from home because I need a man in the house! (And because he fixes everything, gets all the stuff on the top shelves… and those annoying jars that just won’t open.)

I am so thankful to God for such a great man for a husband and father. ♡ — and because I know any children we have won’t end up being short, ha!

#FlashbackFridays

[Read It Again] Cyber-Stalking

Flashback-Friday! — re-read (or read for the first time) one of my articles on Unwritten that I wrote a few months ago…

Ladies, let this lunatic be the warning sign for you NOT to get on the crazy train; and fellas, look for signs if your woman is acting like this nut, to find someone you’re not ashamed of to take to your company Christmas party!

We Have Enough Crazy Exes, Don’t Be The Crazy Girlfriend

Updates …

Hello friends! So many things to write about, but seems like there’s hardly any time to do anything! I’m just going to ramble on, so excuse the incomplete sentences and thoughts!

We just got back from a mini-vacay to St. Augustine, Florida. We visited the historic colonial district, went to the fort that is there, and saw the July 4th fireworks by the water. It was beautiful, but unbelievably HOT, and I couldn’t bear the weather at all. I was actually thankful to finally leave because I missed our new home. Oh, it wasn’t that I liked Georgia better, or Florida less, it was that I missed sleeping in my own bed, my furniture, my living space — you know, home is wherever your pile of dirty underwear is at.

During the car ride down to Florida, I crocheted an adorable hat. I put it up for sale on Facebook because it didn’t fit me (or my mini-me), and I figured it was too cute to just donate to Goodwill like I do with all the other stuff that I don’t want. Instantly, I had people who were interested in buying it (I put it up for sale for $5); and then I decided why not create a Facebook page for it. Only, I didn’t want it to be a page where I sold stuff, because my crochet stuff are handmade, so it’s not like I can mass produce a product. Instead, I wanted a page where I could showcase my work (some good, mostly novice messes), meet new people online and most importantly — get new patterns by others sharing. You know, like an actual Facebook page before Facebook turned everything into an entrepreneur goal.

After I set up my page, I then realized that I needed a blog too — because lets be real, as much as I love crocheting and my other craft hobbies, nothing comes before my love of writing. I figured there wasn’t enough space on a Facebook post to actually write what I wanted, so I created a blog solely for my crafting. Then the next day, I made an Etsy page too — yes, I’ve become one of those. Don’t worry, my stuff is legit (the most expensive item is only $30 for a handmade baby outfit, a definite bargain since it took like three days to make!); there’s nothing worse than those pyramid schemes to buy their vitamins, coffee, makeup, or whatever nonsense — no thanks, I’m not interested in your beach body goals for $39.99 for a packet of whatever that crap is.

While on our little holiday getaway, the principal of a charter school in Georgia called me for an interview for Tuesday, and the county school district called me to put me on their sub list. She told me I would get lots of calls because I’m certified; which is nice, but I’m not sure I want a full-time gig, being that there’s a lot of things I want to focus on at the moment.

I still have not gotten beyond a chapter of my book, which is still due at the end of November.

A producer at CNN also contacted me via Twitter to tell me that he wanted to air a clip of my hubby; I finally got back to him yesterday because I’ve been so busy that I haven’t even checked my Twitter in a while — I have to make a selfie video, and I just don’t have the time to submit that yet. I guess I’ll get to it when other things have settled down at the moment. I do want to do it because I want to share with the world how proud I am of my hubby.

I also haven’t submitted any articles either, so today I wrote one for Thrive Global, and hopefully it’ll get published soon.

In the mean time, for my loyal followers/readers, check out my new blog (specifically for my crocheting and crafts):

https://lovebirdscraftclub.wordpress.com/

Check out my new Etsy shop, for adorable crochet and (available soon) other super cute craft gifts:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveBirdsCraft

And lastly, go give my new Facebook page a view, and don’t be shy — click the like button, I need attention, ha!:

https://www.facebook.com/lovebirdscraftclub/