Friday, December 16, 2016

Having A Parent With A Disease (Parkinson's Disease)


Hey guys,

I had this topic in my head for awhile now but I have derided to write the post today. You never think that one of your parents will be diagnosed with a disease at a young age and then have to live with it for the rest of their life. I had to experience that the summer before my sophomore year of high school when my mom,age 45, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  My parents sat us down in the living room (my 2 older brothers and younger brother) and explained to us that my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I don't think it hit me at first but as the months went by, I saw a difference in her.She was unable to drive then (and still unable to drive), couldn't do things with me anymore, and other things along those lines. I think it ended up affecting me more than my brothers as I'm my mom's only daughter and moms and daughters typically do things together.  

In 2015, she decided to have Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, which I, personally, didn't think it would do anything and was nervous that they would hit the wrong nerve and then the surgery would be unsuccessful. The surgery happened and again, in my opinion, I don't think it helped, if it did anything, it made her worse. Then in October of 2015, she fell and ended up breaking 9 ribs and puncturing a lung. She was in the hospital for a few days and then was in a rehabilitation center until early December. She did have caregivers come in and assist her with various tasks but since then she has gotten better (still have PD) but is capable of doing some things by herself.

<3 Amanda

Thursday, December 15, 2016

What I Ate Today(Thursday, December 15th)

Hey guys,

I thought I would post my first "What I ate Today" and see how well you guys like it although I forgot to take pictures.


Egg and sausage grillers with cheese sandwich

  • 2 eggs,scrambled (with salt and pepper)
  •  2 cut up sausage grillers with cheddar
  • 2 pieces of white toast
  • 1 piece of Velveeta sliced cheese
  • Water

  • Hershey Bar

  • One sausage griller with cheddar with ketchup
  • Leftover Green Beans with salt and pepper
  • Leftover Four Cheese mashed potatoes with salt and pepper
  • Water

  • Velveeta Mac and Cheese single cup
  • Water

Snack (beverage)
  • Hot chocolate 

What is your favorite food and/or beverage? Leave them in the comments below.

<3 Amanda 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Wish


Hey guys,

It is the holiday season and I was just wondering if anyone had any Christmas wishes. My Christmas wishes would be:

  1. Everyone would be healthy.Nobody would be diagnosed with any diseases or cancers.
  2. Everyone would have food.
  3. Everyone would have a place to call home.

What would be your Christmas wishes? Leave them down below in the comments.

<3 Amanda 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Wet Brush Review

Hey guys,


I have seen the Wet Brush around for a few months now and have heard good things about it. I have been debating about whether or not I should purchase one as I thought it would help make it easier to brush my hair out,especially after washing it as my hair is kind of long.

Since trying it for the first time a week or two ago, I haven't used my old hairbrush. I really like this brush. It works really well and it works just as great when brushing out your hair when it's dried. If you are debating on whether or not to purchase this brush, I would recommend that you do!

<3 Amanda

Sunday, December 4, 2016

"Hey Bully": Morgan Frazier

Hey guys,

I just wanted to tell you about an amazing new song that I recently heard on Pandora, which has turned into one of my new favorite songs. The song is called "Hey Bully" and sung by Morgan Frazier.  She was actually a contestant on the TV show "The Voice" in 2015.  This song got my attention and touched me because I was bullied back throughout my school years (especially middle school).

Bullying needs to end and we all need to be a part of it ending. We all should be nice to one another because honestly, there is no reason to be mean to one another. Everyone should listen to this song,especially the kids (and even adults) who bully others because we are all alike. We all want to be happy and make new friends, not enemies.

"Hey Bully": Morgan Frazier (Official Music Video)

If any of you are being bullied and you want to talk to someone, you can always message me and I will respond! 

<3 Amanda 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

10 New Things You Might Not Know About Me

Hey guys,

I thought I would make an updated 10 New Things You Might Not Know About Me post. So lets get started:

1.       I can't be the only one but my conditioner always seems to be emptied a lot sooner than my shampoo.

2.       When I get out of the shower, pool, etc. I have to clean out my ears with a Q-tip. Once part of a q-tip got in my ear and my dad had to use tweezers to remove the pieces of the q-tip. I still use them to this day.

3.       My family calls me plain but when we go to Subway, my order is ham and cheese (Black Forest Sub), Italian bread(toasted), American Cheese, little bit of pickles, little bit of lettuce and mayo and that's it!

4.       I attended two different high schools (9th-2 weeks into my senior year and then 12th grade at a different high school).

5.       I like apple sauce but I don't like apples or apple juice.

6.       Most days I would rather wear legging, jeggings, or yoga pants over jeans (hey, jeggings are sorta like jeans, right? Lol)

7.       I was supposed to get my tonsils removed when I was younger but never did.

8.       Top favorite candies are Hershey's (bars/kisses), Junior Mints, Reese's (plain and with Reese's Pieces), Junior Mints, and Peppermint Patties.

9.       I'm addicted to Velveeta Mac and Cheese Cups (Need to buy more soon!!)

10.   My birthday is at the end of this month!!

<3 Amanda