I’m at a strange stage of life with an open road ahead and so many possibilities …

Me and hubby.

I’m at a strange stage of life with an open road ahead and so many possibilities. How do I choose what is right? Do I have to choose just one thing ? Such a dilemma. I hate making choices for fear of leaving someone behind or loosing a loved one. Every day it seems as if another page has turned. As a female, a mother and a wife it seems my days are full of decisions. Do I get another job? Do I wait and return to my last job? How will my decisions effect my sons? Where does my journey go from here? A million questions asked every day. Is their a book to help us on our journey ? Is their a group to give us support? What if we chose the wrong path ? Can we go back? Where can I find a guided path? Is their anyone out there that can provide guidance? These are all questions most of us are asking. I’m going to search the internet in hopes of answers. Maybe I can ask others that have already been where I am know. I will share my findings along the way. If anyone has any tips please share. I don’t know where I am headed but I pray for clarification along the way. I’ll write when my heart says to. I’ll share so if anyone follows it might help others. If anyone is on this journey too please reach out to me. A journey with friends is always a journey enjoyed.

The best way to get things Done is simply Begin

From Inspirational quotes Gazette

My choices are easy for some but people like me that are indecisive are going to struggle. Maybe I should go easy way out and flip a coin. Maybe s roll of the dice. Close my eyes and pick from a list. Or better yet have hubby decide for me lol. I’m torn between what society would choose and what my heart says to do ☹️ I wonder how other people decide on big decisions ?? 🤔 In school they said make a list of pros and cons. One would stand out but what if they are equal ? Am I strong enough to choose both and let time figure it out? I asked my husband and he said he will support whatever decision I choose. He’s a very supportive man. My angel in work boots behind the wheel of a big rig. After 20 years I still get overwhelmed by the love I have for this man. He’s my rock my soulmate.

This week closes a chapter in my life ☹️ Friday 11/23 is my last day of work for Aspira. I’m being laid off. Can reapply next year if I want to. My supervisor Lia Mebane says she hopes I do. I have other job opportunity with a tax firm. I just need to finish signing up. It’s January thru April with possibility of full year if I do good. Intellectual wise it will be more fulfilling since that’s what I went to college for. Emotionally not thinking it will fulfill my need to help others like this job does. It’s my dilemma of what is more important for me ??? Ugggg ☹️☹️ I am thinking hard but have no clue what to choose. I wish I could make money with my crafts that’s what I enjoy the most but no money in that. I’d love to write a book but not having much luck with that. It’s easy for those to share advice but there are no quick fixes. No magic pills. No prescriptions. Some of us fight this battle alone and some with a loved one. I’ve searched the internet for an instruction book and have had no luck I didn’t find classes to enroll into either. Some have moms that can help but my mom is ill equipped. She has good intentions but not much information. It’s due to the way she was raised. Her father was an alcoholic and very abusive. I’m sure they never talked about feelings or what was right in life. He chased my uncle away to join the military and he became a lifer. Sometimes it’s best to run away, murder does not look good on a resume. From what i’ve learned reconnecting with my uncle that could have happened. I personally think it would have been well deserved. Beating your tiny little wife is horrid. Back in those days it was a daily thing. I’m glad times have changed at least a little bit.

Date night October20, 2018

I’ve joined a facebook group called “Spiritual G Spot”. You can join it here https://www.facebook.com/groups/219129234948553/.
The lady that runs it does motivating posts daily. I hope it encourages you to live your life fully. Like she says let your light shine and you can never be “Too much woman”. I’m hoping to go see her in person at Niagara Falls. Hubby knows where that is since he goes there every day for work.

It’s a blessed day, 8 am is so peaceful maybe I’ll get up early from now on and write. Today is my last day of work. I have a 2 hour shift then I’m done 😦 for how long I’m not sure but it gives me time to focus on myself and what’s my next step. I will end this here and go enjoy my day. My oldest is here for Thanksgiving and I want to enjoy my time with him. Later he heads back to the Big city not sure when we will see him again. He brought his girlfriend with him and she’ s super nice. We also got to meet  Aaron’s new wife she is great. We plan on going to Mississippi soon to see them again.
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and I’ll be back soon. Just remember to hug your trucker tight. Mine has my heart and I will be sad Sunday when he returns to normal work. Until then I will enjoy him being around. Or at least until he pisses me off lol.


Trivia and Taco Tuesday

Here are a few questions no one ever asks but were bugging me. Click on the blue words for links to more information. This is perfect for family night trivia. I’ve also added a yummy taco recipe for you to enjoy together 🤩


                                                  Everyone remembers crayons from their childhood.
  1. When were crayons invented? 1903
  2. What year did the first KFC open? 1930
  3. When was first cell phone call ? 1973
  4. When was cyanide discovered? 1782
  5. What nut has highest calories ? Macadamia
  6. How many hairs on the average blonde head? 150,000 more than any other hair color.
  7. How many calories in a 7-11 chocolate covered donut? 250
  8. What was the length of world’s longest fingernails ever recorded ? 28 ft 4 inches
  9. What’s the highest score you can get on your SAT ? 2400
  10. What brand of beer has the lowest carbs? Budweiser select 55
  11. At what age did the oldest recorded human die? Jeanne Calment 122 years 16 months
  12. How old was the oldest dog ? Bluey from Australia 29 years 5 months
  13. When was the color Chartreuse formulated? 1987
  14. When was the first Hershey bar with almonds made ? 1908
  15. What does the word “vermicelli” means in Italian ? Thin Worms
  16. What was the fattest cat named cat ? Himmy from Australia 46.8 lbs
  17. What’s the smallest tree? Dwarf Willow 
  18. What building is the tallest in world today? Burj Khalifa in Dubai
  19. What’s mph of fastest car as of 2018? Hennessey Venom F5 301 mph
  20. Where is the world’s smallest house ? In London it’s 188 ft
  21. Where were gummy bears created ? Germany early 1920’s
  22. When was first dishwasher made? 1886 (no kids don’t count)
  23. How many names are written around the base of Eiffel Tower ? 72
  24. What state is it legal to hunt unicorns? Michigan
  25. How do I upset Siri ? Calling her Alexa or Cortana


 How did she wash her hair??? Gross

As promised here is a taco recipe. I found it at Dinner at the Zoo’s blog post. Link is after recipe.


 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 10 minutes
 Total Time 20 minutes
 Servings 4
 Calories 304 kcal


    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1 pound lean ground beef I use 90% lean
    • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes drained
    • 8 taco shells
  • assorted toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion and shredded cheese


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  2. 2 .Add the ground beef and break up with a spatula.
  3. Add the onion to the pan.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is done and onion is soft, 5-6 minutes.
  5. Drain off any excess fat.
  6. Add the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper to the pan.
  7. Stir to coat the meat in the seasonings.
  8. Add the tomatoes to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Spoon the beef into the taco shells and add toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 549mg23%
Potassium 525mg15%
Total Carbohydrates 19g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A14.3%
Vitamin C1.8%
Iron 21.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Here is a direct link to their page. Go check it out. Dinner at the zoo
I hope you enjoy this trivia and these tacos. I personally have never tried this recipe. I do a basic no measure one. I brown 1 1/2 pounds ground beef and ground turkey mix. The turkey helps lower the calories. I rinse off grease then add water as called for on the packet. Sometimes we use Old El Paso other days we use a generic brand. I cut up normal lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese. If we are doing soft tacos I sometime heat up a can of black beans. Rinse and strain before use. The slime at he bottom of the can can make you lose your appetite. We serve sour cream on the side if anyone wants it. Sometimes we substitute ground meat with boneless skinless chicken breast. Cut into small pieces of course. Buffet style set up is best. Lots less mess to clean up. Paper plates or styrofoam plates are good to use. We have a back deck that is perfect for this meal. My boys and hubby really enjoy these relaxed type of meals. Know I have trivia questions to ask hem. Who knows maybe it will start a new family tradition. Possibly can do on a Saturday night since everyone has those off from work. Can put a blanket own on he floor in our living room for cold New York nights. It would kinda be like a picnic. It might be fun for everyone.

We could even do it in our pj’s. I buy us a pair every year for Christmas Eve. I usually get matching ones from Kohl’s but this year I’m going to try target. That is my new favorite store. I signed up on a whim my last visit. They gave me a credit card and I earned $10 in gift cards with my last purchase. They have great sales and have a good coupon policy. They allow you to match paper coupons with digital ones using their cartwheel app. You can find it described more by following this link. If I can ever figure out how to fix my Apple ID I would download it again. Something to add to my ever growing To Do list. I have a few more wreaths to make for friend and family gifts first. I hope they like them. I enjoyed making them. The tri colored one I’m thinking of adding a small chalkboard to it. Can write Merry Christmas on it or whatever suits your fancy. Maybe you would prefer it in Polish like our friends the Lis family. Either way you get to choose.

Wesołych Świąt
If you have a favorite recipe feel free to share it with me. Maybe next time I’ll post your recipe. As always hug your trucker tight. I’m sure he will enjoy these tacos after a long run and might even know the trivia answers too.
Kathy O.

Scentsy introduces their Harry Potter collection. All the details are listed below.

All the collection. Hogwarts – Scentsy Warmer and Hogwarts Houses – Scentsy Wax Collection Bundle, $99.
The 4 new wax bars.

Preorder our spellbinding new Harry Potter™ CollectionOur new Hogwarts – Scentsy Warmer and Hogwarts Houses – Scentsy Wax Collection will be available to preorder July 7-14

What: Hogwarts – Scentsy Warmer and Hogwarts Houses – Scentsy Wax Collection.

Hogwarts – Scentsy Warmer, $15 deposit toward the full retail price of $75Hogwarts Houses – Scentsy Wax Collection, $5 deposit toward the full retail price of $24*Hogwarts – Scentsy Warmer and Hogwarts Houses – Scentsy Wax Collection Bundle, $15 deposit toward the full retail price of $99

All preorders will be able to redeem in approximately Feb. 2022. For more information about the Hogwarts – Scentsy Warmer

*Individual bars not available to preorder.

The decorative box the wax comes in.
Hogwarts Houses – Scentsy Wax Collection Bundle
only available as a 4 pack. $24.
Hogwarts – Scentsy Warmer $75
Close up of the front.
Full view.

All of these items will be available for you to order starting between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PT Wednesday, July 7, and ending at 2 a.m. est July 14 (time zone converter).

Queuing system will be in place.

Where: On my Personal Website (PWS) only follow this link : https://blissful-fragrances.scentsy.us/shop/c/8444/collections.

You can follow my Vip group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/blissful.fragrances.scentsy.us/. Just ask to join and send me a message saying found information on my blog. I’d love to hear from you.

Till the next time have a great day and thank you so much for reading my blog. Kathy O.


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Working from home. Is it right for you?

You would think 🤔 it was great but it has its problems and benefits.

I save money 💰 with not leaving home. No gas wasted driving to a job that I might hate or dealing with coworkers I wanna yell at or better yet smack the stupid out of them. Can that even be done? I would love to try.

I really hate when you have to deal with people that are just plain stupid to the point where you just want to scream 😱 Everybody knows the exact kind of person I’m talking about, that person no matter what just doesn’t get life is not a handout and that they’re not entitled to anything. I have coworkers where I work now but I don’t see them. I barely talk to them. So I really don’t have to have the interactions where you just want to smack yourself in the head and say “Duh”. It’s peace and quiet at home. You just take call after call over the phone, sometimes you get people that you just want to reach out to and strangle. Because they get emails and then they don’t pay attention to what the email say. It’s not rocket science just read what the email said. It tells you why you got that email. Why are you calling us to bother us just for us to tell you why you got that email? We have a script given to us to follow. That’s it in a nutshell.

Busy mom life, a reality check 😳😳😳

I started selling Scentsy + working as a reservation agent + new living room floor + cooking + cleaning + Pinterest + Instagram….. think 🤔 I slept 🛏 a little bit too. Life has gotten crazy 😜 over here. Did I forget to say we are fixing up our house to sell and move to North Carolina? How do I survive you ask ? Coffee lots of coffee. It’s how I start every day.

What do I do on my days off you ask? I’m a mom with 2 older sons still living at home with me and my hubby, I don’t get a day off. I enjoy making samples of all our awesome Scentsy waxes and mailing all over. If you want a sample join my Vip group on Facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/groups/blissful.fragrances.scentsy.us/?ref=share They have awesome scents like apple 🍎 & cinnamon sticks, snowkissed cranberry , pumpkin cinnamon swirl and vanilla bean buttercream. They are a great way to make it look 👀 like you’ve been baking all day. You can go here and see all the great scents we have : https://blissful-fragrances.scentsy.us/shop/c/4410/scentsy-wax-bars?partyId=12860440

With all these awesome scents you need a great warmer. My newest warmer is shown below it’s a cute mini gingerbread warmer. I’m excited to add it to my collection. My goal is to get a warmer for every holiday of the year. For Halloween I got my husband a mummy warmer and it is so cute. I will post a pic at another time it is packed up.

My husband is still driving tractor trailer, he’s gone about 12 hours every day for five days a week. It’s exhausting but it pays the bills. My two sons also work. My youngest at FedEx and my middle son works at cleaner supply. I miss my husband so much when he’s at work. I worry that he will get into an accident with horrible drivers out there.

My mother in law fell recently and broke her femur. I’m not good with medical stuff but hubby explained it was her leg. I hate her being home alone but with my MS I’m of no help to her. The only time I can run is to the bathroom 60 times a day due to my overactive bladder. It sucks when I’m upstairs and have to go. I think the steps will be the death of me. We really need to move to a 1 story house. I fell down them a few days ago and have bruises everywhere. Not sure how I fell I was walking up the stairs and ended up on the living room floor. Most people fall going down the steps but not me lol I had a Easter egg with my favorite skittles in my hand. Hubby says that was why I fell. I was just upset that only 1 skittle survived my fall. Can’t get again till Easter uggg.

I enjoy watching tv when I have time. Hubby finds great shows to watch. We will go on a binge and watch a ton of episodes at once. Sucky thing about it is there’s not enough episodes. Watching tv together is a big part of our alone time. With this stupid coronavirus hubby won’t go to a restaurant. We get take out but it’s not the same. I miss going out with my hubby and chatting over a good meal. Mostly nowadays we get Pinkies BBQ for dinner. Their chicken is awesome and hubby likes the pulled pork sandwich. Youngest son likes Popeyes chicken but I only like the chicken sandwich. Believe the commercials !!! It is that good. I prefer the coleslaw from Pinkies it has a lot of vinegar and taste authentically southern.

I will go for now I have samples to make. Lady won my guessing game and I need to pack up her scent circle and samples she won. Till next time keep safe and enjoy your family while they are here.

Kathy O.

Summer dreaming !!!!

Who misses trips to the beach 🏖 and fun with friends? I do this coronavirus has me going stir crazy. So glad for my Scentsy warmer. Smelling Welcome Summer, Rise and Sunshine brings back good memories. If you haven’t tried Scentsy your missing out.


Welcome, Summer

July’s scent of the month is Rise and Shine. It’s available July 1st with a awesome new warmer. Go check it out. https://blissful-fragrances.scentsy.us/shop/c/4410/scentsy-wax-bars?partyId=12254459

Rise and Shine
July’s scent and warmer of the month.

If you want more information join my group on Facebook at Blissful Fragrances

Shop my online website Here.

Thanks for reading my blog have a fabulous day and remember every house should be a great smelling home 🏠! Kathy O

What’s been happening in my world.

It’s been a world win of stuff for me the last few months.

* Trying to start my wreathing business.

* Doing my taxes. (Eye opening experience. Did I really spend that much)

* Let’s try something cheaper. Less space needed.

* Getting ready for wedding at end of March.

* More work on moving to North Carolina.

* New job working from home.

* My list goes on and on.

Sound like your life? Sounds a bit chaotic but keeps you from being bored.

Color Street making lives more beautiful one set at a time. https://www.colorstreet.com/KatzCraftyNailz/party/1138766

My daily life has become jump through one hoop to another. Trying to keep my sanity in tack while trying to find a balance in life is crazy. Do this, do that. No time to stop and think 🤔 just keep going. Sound familiar? Think some have even nicknamed it the “Rat Race”. When did life get so hectic? I feel like I’m being pulled in all directions with no time to take a breath. I want back to a slower more peaceful existence. What happened to Stop and smell the flowers? Has that become digital and virtual like everything else?

Winter Wonderland

Thinking of ways to share my wreaths besides Etsy and Facebook. Might need to do a live sale soon. This is what is decorating my house today.

Winter hat wreath $25 plus shipping.
Striped candy cane $20 plus shipping.
Burlap Candy Cane $20 plus shipping.
Rescue wreath $60 free shipping.
Penguin Joy $60 free shipping.

I love what I do join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Get-Crafty-With-Kathy-1950619191634004/

All of my creations are for sale here https://www.etsy.com/shop/GetCraftyWithKathyUS

Join me in exploring new ideas for decorating your home. Thank you so much for reading my blog share with all your friends and family. It’s a community let’s grow in friendship.

Kathy O.

Bow of the day

Here’s my bow from today

Big difference from yesterday’s bow

Makes a big difference to watch videos in YouTube. You learn a lot. I watched this video https://youtu.be/m7iLdcdTPWU and made this one.

My advice for today is take advantage of tutorials. They are free. Message me if you need ideas of who to watch.

Have a great day and create happiness. Kathy O



Unemployment or more time to craft???

Got my separation date from my job. Knew it was coming didn’t want it to be so soon though. Sucky thing about seasonal jobs.

Trying to keep myself busy. Did craft show Saturday till 2 then ran like crazy home to change into shorts. Then another 35 minute drive to lake party. I sold 2 wreaths and 1 angel at my craft fair. Came home found 2 boxes we forgot to take uggg. Then off to lake party and sold another wreath. So all in all total 3 wreaths and 1 angel. Productive day I think 🤔

Now to replace wreaths I sold. Started wreath at craft fair it’s in my car. So let’s start another. What should we do a easy fall wreath on normal 14” frame or

14” frame

OR welcome wreath on 18” mega frame?

18” frame

The sign decides. I’ll post finished wreaths in few days. Any tips let me know. Till next time you can find me here on my Facebook business page. Share with your friends and don’t forget to shop my Etsy Shop. I have something for everyone.

Till next time craft daily and laugh often.

Kathy O