Month: September 2016

The DIY-er’s Guide to Thrift Store Shoppin’

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Chronic-Girl Crafts / Uncategorized

Welcome all!  If you’re reading this it is probably because you are a craft person, or you want to be a crafty person.  Either way, thanks for stopping by.  I’m going to show you a few of my favorite little tricks for thriftin’. First Things First Map out your route.  Know your favorite thrift stores in town and make an easy route to hit your favorites without back tracking multiple times.  This is especially important […]

Tuesday Things- The Eighth Edition

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Tuesday Things

How have I been Tuesday-ing for eight weeks already?  That seems crazy.  Fall is officially upon us and so of course we’re having a heat wave.  Normally I would love this, but my body has been having a rough time handling it. On to all the things of Tuesday! Recipe for Blood I was cruising on Pinterest the other day and happened upon this link.  I have made it to thirty years on this earth without having even one […]

Hope for Halo & Wheelchair Lessons Learned

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Uncategorized

I’m excited to tell you all about miss Hailie.  I always find it extremely humbling when one of my role models is a kiddo.  Hailie is a Type 1 Diabetes warrior. This little girl goes through more pokes in one day than many people go through each year.  She is incredibly tough and has learned to do her own pump insertion.  She gets woken up in the middle of the night to eat syrup when […]

Sunday Scattergories- TV Edition

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The Brain Gym

It’s officially time for the new Fall lineup on TV.  Our favorite shows are back with new episodes and it’s time for ABC and NBC to try out 5 or 6 new sitcoms which will all be cancelled in about 12 episodes.  If you’re a TV nerd like me, this all makes you happy! I apologize for this late Scattergories post today.  I was at an event for most of the day that tried to […]

I Tried NormaLyte- Taste Test Video

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Big Medical Words / Smile Makers

Have you heard of NormaLyte Pure?  I was very excited to try it out since it was basically designed for those with dysautonomia. I was drawn to it because I liked the idea of it being free of dyes, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives.  As always, leaving out all of those additives makes it cost more which is something I’ve truly never understood. So the first con is that a box of 6 packets (each packet […]

If POTS had an Anthem

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Deep Thoughts About POTS

I found our anthem.  It speaks to so many of the conditions of this syndrome including body temperature regulation issues, inability to commit to showing up somewhere due to symptoms and flares, being upright one second then passed out another, fighting with your body one moment and loving it another, and the frustrations of having to stay home while knowing that going out will only cause more problems. That’s right, I found a song that encompasses […]

Tuesday Things- The Seventh Edition

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Tuesday Things

Who is ready for some Tuesday Things?  I put a few things together to share with you. Mighty Brave, Mighty Great Yesterday I went live on Chronic Illness on The Mighty for an hour and a half to host a Q&A session.  I was pretty nervous at the idea of no one tuning in or it only having 20 views or something else terrifying.  It went great.  I had wonderful interaction and made some fantastic […]

A Voluntary Needle?

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Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Uncategorized

Look. The last year of my life has been full of needles.   Blood draws, IV’s, and every single medic and nurse under the sun poking just to make sure I’m not in and out of consciousness due to blood sugar.  I’ve made some serious progress with my needle fear.  I used to never ever be able to go to get blood work done alone, and I always used to cry.  Not little kid scream and […]

Sunday Scattergories- Football Edition

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The Brain Gym

FOOTBALL time of year is here.  You know those signs that say, ‘in this house there are four seasons Winter Spring Summer and Football’?  So we basically need one of those for our house except it would say ‘in this house there are three seasons Summer Football and Hockey.’ Anyways… let’s use football theme for our scattergories today! Ok, to decide which letter to use… let’s use the first letter of whatever you had for […]

Tom or Spock?

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Smile Makers

First of all, how stinkin’ cute is Maizy? Yesterday was a super fun day.  Started out with a barn sale where we got some fun things.  Then we checked out a few other garage sales.  Then out to breakfast/lunch at a favorite place.  I was ready to nap by then so Tom worked on outside property things while I did that. Our house is being taken over by stink bugs outside.  All of the stink […]