Showing posts from December, 2016

A Medicinal Menagerie

*  I was  compensated by the CHPA's Educational Foundation, KnowYourOTCs, but all opinions are my own. Cancer sucks right? But part of my personality is to find the levity in all situations. so back when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer my brother and I joked that she should try medical marijuana to help her with pain. She was not amused and did not opt to try it out, even though we told her how Melissa Etheridge swore by humidifying with it.  Fast forward a few years and my sister in love Mimi was also diagnosed with breast cancer, however, since then, California made marijuana legal, first medicinally and now recreation-ally and now there are bud shops all over so cal. We did a ton of research and learned a lot about the soothing affects cannabis can have on cancer patients like Mimi so we asked if she wanted to get some and she said yeah.   But unlike some of her other family members she didn't  want to smoke it. Instead she opted for hard and gummy cand

HollaDaze Ugly Sweater Craze

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“ Okay so I love holiday style and the ability to be EXTRA for no particular reason for a whole season. There is something about that added bit of glitz and bling that makes your spirit bright. Or it's just the glare from the Christmas lights. Whatever. Either way, it's always fun to have a reason to celebrate. I'm the type that enjoys a good theme party and you know what's hot right now? Ugly holiday sweaters.  In case you hadn't noticed everything old is new again and those hideous sweaters that the ladies in the school office would wear and your great aunt would inevitably give you each year are making a comeback. Except now, they're kinda cool?  Weird right? We are truly living in an alternate universe it seems as my own teenager is now into them. What was once thought to be super cheesy and so embarrassing has now becom

When We All Fell Down

"I can't even believe it's been a full two weeks.  7 days since you closed your eyes one last time and went forever to sleep. I still hear your laugh in my head can see your smile and I am reminded of your silliness in when I am inappropriate too. My dear sweet Meems. Oh how I miss you. I want to hear you say 'hey Ambs.." while giving you a squeeze. I keep waiting to hear you giggle before you get to the punch line and ruin the joke.  I miss your stories about my husband from when he was young. Your light shined brighter than this earth could handle and we are all better for basking in your glow. Sleep well sister. We'll see you again." It's weird the way life throws things at you. A few weeks ago I was writing about my father and his stroke and how it was taking a toll but I was sort of making it through.  What I never touched on was the battle that my sister-in-love was fighting in a hospital a few miles over from him. Since August