Home & Garden: The Filth that Inspires Me

Finally, I’ve been able to watch Netflix again.  Teresha over at Marlie and Me shares shows she’s enjoying on Netflix & I love when she does that because when it comes to picking a show to watch….for some reason I feel a bit lost and it takes me forever to decide on a show.  We have Netflix on the TV in our family room and my kids hog the tv & my youngest hogs my iPad. As of late, I’ve become the hog and indulging in the series hoarders has given me much inspiration.  It has driven me to throw out things that I clearly won’t use as well as, donate some unwanted things.

As I continue to watch the show I come up with my own conclusions about how someone could live like that and there is no possible way I can deal with anyone with that mindset.  I would be a mean therapist or professional organizer because clearly someone taking 30 minutes to throw away one piece of paper would piss me off!

Usually, there is always one person being blamed for the hoarding even though they may live with 3 other people.  But, watching episode after episode, I blame everyone in the home after they’ve reached a certain age.  You mean to tell me nobody has the decency to pick up or throw away the trash before throwing it on the floor?  Oftentimes the person accused of hoarding has had something traumatic happen in there life that triggered this lifestyle.  You mean to tell me nobody in the house has the decency to step in and support this person until they receive some mental help?

Calling many of these people hoarders is an understatemnet because most of them are living in squalor!  Pure filth and neglecting their property.  Majority of the things they have is garbage.  I have yet to see someone on the show and think….Wow!  If they clean up and display all their belongings it will look beautiful.  Not!!! Most of that crap can be shoveled out the front door and never sorted through!  To me a hoarder is someone that collects something and maybe never uses it.  We can possibly all relate to that.  I’m sure we all have some craft paper, purses, shoes, jewelry or other items we can’t stop buying.  Many of us are organized hoarders 🙂 or not, but what I’m seeing on Hoarders is filth!  Filth, Flurn Filth!

I’d like to thank everyone of them for putting their filth on display because I’ve been organizing like crazy since I began watching the serious.  Last week I filed all of our medical records according to person.  Filed away old bills that I would throw in a basket.  I even got a chance to organize my craft area.

If you or anyone you know is living like this, please seek help.  It does nothing, but destroy families and create an unhealthy environment for everyone living under the roof.  Do we have to have the most expensive things? No.  Appreciating what we have by taking care of it and using what we have to keep from buying more unnecessary things that we absolutely don’t need is what we should be doing.  My grandmother always taught me to  take care of what you have.  As I became older I began to understand what she meant.  Of course our house can get in disarray, but at the end of the day… someone has to clean it up and that someone is everybody living in the house.

Are there any TV shows that give you motivation to live better or learn from the mistakes others make?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Entertainment:”Janelle Monáe – Tightrope [feat. Big Boi] (Video)”

My oldest daughter is always introducing me to the music she likes. Sometimes it’s a thumbs up and other times it’s a thumbs down. However, after listening to the lyrics of this song….I was hooked! The words sound like a woman of wisdom. Are there any songs you enjoy because the lyrics speak volumes?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Marriage & The Family: Date Night at the iPic Theaters to see Sparkle

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Last night Hubby and I had a chance to escape and enjoy some quality time together. We went to check out the movie Sparkle at the iPic Theaters in Bolingbrook Illinois. Hubby registered online before we went and you can also purchase your tickets online too. He purchased the premium tickets so we could enjoy the full experience of the show. Premium tickets came with a blanket, pillow, a server, popcorn at your seat and selected seating area of your choice.

It was a wonderful atmosphere and I was so surprised that very few people were there. My only negative comment would be that it was colder than winter in Chicago inside the theater. My husband gave me his blanket, his socks and his jacket. Instead of ordering another cold drink, I ordered coffee. It was that cold. The next time we go I will definitely be prepared.

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The recliner seats in the theater were extremely comfortable! If it wasn’t for the coffee and the fact I did want to see the movie, I would have been like the man sitting near us snoring.

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Lounge area. Sorry, my camera sucks when lighting is low. Hubby and I ordered some buffalo spring rolls and sat in the lounge area and ate before the movie started.

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Pool area for pool players. I have no clue! So, you won’t see me in that section and I’m surprised my husband didn’t beg to teach me to play.

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If you sat at the bars in the center of the room you wouldn’t have missed a thing on tv because there were TVs inside of them.

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Buffalo spring rolls!!!!!Delish!!!!!

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I ordered the usual before the movie…a Strawberry Daiquiri (virgin) and hubby tried a Majito. Since we don’t drink he didn’t like the Majito and I wasn’t fond of it either. I’ll stick to my cold, slushy girly drinks.

We had a wonderful time and this is where we’ll be going for now on when we go on a movie date. You better believe I’m going to be dressed for the frigid cold the next time we go.

Have you ever been to a theater that you thought was unique or worth the visit?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Movie Day with Mini Me & The Male Bonders

Today Me, Mini Me & The Male Bonders went to the movie to see Brave & Amazing Spider Man.  The fellas watched Spider Man while my daughter and I went to check out Brave.  Not sure if many of you know how much of a talker my daughter is, but she did pretty good during the movie.  With the exception of, the ordinary, “What did they do that for, what’s going to happen now……” and so on and so on.

I wanted to check out the movie last week before my oldest daughter left and after seeing it today, I really wish I had made it a girls night out.  The message the movie conveyed of a mother and daughter, could either be life changing or confirm the relationship.  Brave is definitely a must see for a mom and her daughter.

After the movie we were able to enjoy the outdoors without sweating.  The temp today was in the 80’s and the breeze was soooo refreshing.  We let the kids play in the pool for a bit and we ordered Chinese Food because I wasn’t in the mood to cook.  I was even able to catch some ‘me time’ when everyone went inside. I stayed out on the patio and embraced the silence.  I can use 1 hour of silence everyday!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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3 Reasons Fear Would Be A Factor For Me

One of my daughter’s favorite TV shows was Fear Factor. When she saw the commercial yesterday that it was coming on today, she was so excited. Well, today while watching the show I realized that I will never hear the words, “Fear Is Not A Factor For You”. Wanna know why? Well, let me tell you.

1. I could never compete on a game show… Once they tell me I have to swim or jump in more water than the bath tub, I’m out! This really has nothing to do with fear. It has everything to do with my lack of swimming ability. I CAN’T SWIM!!!!! Would you know it, a dummy came on the show that could not swim! I’m sure this was the first time ever in game show history.

2. I could never compete on a game show… Once they tell me I have to submerge myself in a pool of cow’s blood, I’m out! I like my steak DONEEEE!!! Cooked to cook-tivity! Isn’t submerging yourself in animals blood grounds for salmonella poisoning?

3. I could never compete on a game show… Obstacle course?!!!!!!  Before Joe Rogan can get the word “Obstacle” out of his mouth……I’m fit to be tiiiide (tired)!

 

How would you do on a competitive game show?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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