The longest Time

It has been 84 years…

Joking, but almost.

My last blog post was almost 4 months ago, which is insane.

I’ve even made my blog private for a while for reasons I won’t go over now but it’s back to being public.

I miss blogging and I miss you all.

This is just a general checking in post to let you know that I’m alive and well and that I miss you all.

I’ve changed jobs again, but it’s all good. I work for a startup now.

Our wedding is in 7 months away (October 5) and pretty much planned. I even have a dress.

I deleted all my social media 4 months ago and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

On Deleting Social Media

I’ve read about 30 books in the meantime, which is more than I read in the past 2 years combined. Some of my favorites include:

Paper Wife

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The Little Orphan Girl

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The Lost Letter

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All She Left Behind

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My Heart Remembers

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Yellow Crocus

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Mustard Seed

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Say Goodbye for Now

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Waiting for Summer’s Return

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The Widow of Larkspur Inn

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The Wedding Dress

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Some of them have been really cheesy regency novels. Would you like a full list and reviews? That could be fun.

And that is it for my little update.

Hope to talk to you all soon.

Love, Chey.

 

 

 

 

 

On Deleting Social Media

Good morning everyone!

I know I haven’t written in the longest time. Some of you might not even remember or follow me anymore. I want you to know that I miss you and think about blogging every single day. So much has happened. I’ve changed jobs again, not by choice, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise. We have set a wedding date too. I want to tell you all about it, all of it. But there’s just so much to say and I’m both busy and lazy and overwhelmed by how long it has been and all the changes. I’m also embarrassed because I haven’t been following your blogs at all, shame on me.

Anyway, I’m off topic here. I came to tell you about a decision I made yesterday, while in bed, before I fell asleep. I currently work in a PCI environment, meaning no phones or paper or anything that could potentially mean an information leak. Being without my phone for 8 hours feels extremely liberating. Honestly. I know some people can’t do it or get anxiety over it but I love it. I find myself not even bothering to check it at breaks or paying that much attention to it during lunchtime. When I do, however, there’s a ton of Facebook and Instagram scrolling to be done. I’ve realized I am spending a lot of my downtime just lurking around social media, because I don’t even post that much anymore. That is precious time I could spend reading blogs or books or news or doing anything but looking at pictures I even forget to like. Also, I’m no longer particularly fond of the attention nor do I need the validation of likes or selfies or filters. That’s not how I want to live my life.

I’ve only temporarily deactivated Facebook and Instagram because there’s memories there and I could change my mind eventually. I’ve permanently deleting Snapchat. As for Twitter, I’ve just realized I forgot about it. I haven’t gone there in a long time but I might just temporarily deactivate it as well. Do I want people to remember my birthday because Facebook tells them to? No. Those who matter, know my birthday. As for events, I told my friends and coworkers that they have to invite me personally or through messenger or WhatsApp (which I’m obviously keeping).

Keep in mind I’m not saying this is the right way to live. This is what’s right for me, right now. It feels awesome. But I might learn that I cannot live without social media or miss it terribly. I know for sure I’ll learn something.

Rui says I’m now on some list because it looks like I’m trying to disappear so my FBI agent and Mark Zuckerberg are now trying to understand what I might have done haha.

I would love for you to share your thoughts on social media. What’s your relationship with it right now?

Do you have any posts on this topic? If so, please leave your links in the comment section so we can all read it and discuss different views and opinions.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Love, Cheila.

Weekly + weekend + February update

Good afternoon 😃

Happy hump day!

(I just hate this expression. It sounds like something naughty. It’s like Spanish. It’s a beautiful, sexy language, so when I hear someone speak Spanish I immediately think about adult activities. It’s me, right? I’m troubled. I know.)

Enough of my dirty, crazy mind.

I haven’t posted since Friday and I totally owe you an update on my weekend, my to-do list, this half week and February in general. Here we go. I’ll start by telling you what I was up to last weekend.

Saturday – 24.02

I went to bed pretty late on Friday. We had dinner with friends and it was really nice. We had a lot of fun as usual and spent a long time throwing boy name suggestions at my pregnant friend. They have a name picked out for a girl but no name for a boy so we had fun sharing and hating each other’s ideas. By the way, they have just announced publicly so I can disclose more. One of my besties Patrícia is 13 weeks pregnant. She’s the first one to get pregnant in our group of friends and we’re just so excited. We keep referring to the baby as she but they have no idea if it’s boy or girl, which is really funny. Here’s the little cutie:

We’ve been friends for a very long time and are very, very close so our kids will be calling us auntie. I’m so happy and excited. You know how much I love a pregnant lady and how obsessed I am with babies. Congratulations mama! I love you and I love your baby already. ❤️

Anyway, I’m talking about Saturday, not Friday. But I do have a point. Because of dinner I went to bed late which means I took my pills pretty late and that plus being very tired resulted in me waking up at almost 3 p.m the next day. Oh yeah. We wanted to go out but I wasn’t feeling well (side effects from no longer taking some of my medication, which I don’t mind at all) so we decided we would only go out to buy dinner. We went to Aldi but there was nothing we wanted and it was almost closing so the security guard was giving us dirty looks. Feeling pressured, we decided to try a different store. I was about to pass out because of said side effects and hunger so I just picked my usual carbonara pizza. Rui picked something else. We tried a new drink and a new dessert (a new weekend challenge) and we weren’t impressed by either. Remember, when I say “drink” I mean “non-alcoholic beverage”. I don’t drink AND I take medication. We wanted to watch a movie but I was too sleepy, so we just went to bed.

Sunday: 25.02

We woke up earlier on Sunday and decided we definitely had to go out and get a few things. Rui needed new running gear (my man runs 12 km, 3 times a week, I’m so proud of him!), I needed some new underwear and socks and we definitely needed some groceries. My mom happened to call while we were having a very late breakfast. We bugged her so much to come with us that she eventually accepted her defeat and said she would come, after endlessly complains about “why am I going shopping with you? It’s boring enough to do my own grocery shopping.” I think it might have been the promise of ice cream. We picked her up an hour later and off we went. We do have lots of fun together, the three of us. I was too lazy to wash my hair so I wore a hat.

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It was not cold at all and my mother said I looked very silly with mah beanie. She said I had tricked her because I mentioned I was going to take a shower when I hung up the phone earlier. I told her I hadn’t lied at all. I did, in fact, take a shower. I never said anything about washing my hair.

First, we went to this huge sports store where Rui got new running shoes, socks, shorts and a t-shirt. I got a new swimsuit and mom got bored. We stopped by H&M to see if they had the panties I like but they didn’t so I had to buy this jeans:

I mean, they’re pink and 9,99€. I had to have them. Does anyone like colored jeans? Not even this really nice pastel pink? Okay. Well, they do match about 50% of my closet, so.

Mom was way too bored at this point so we finally took her to McDonald’s. We chatted for a while and then we took poor Isabel home. My favorite grocery store is near my moms house and so I convinced Rui we HAD to shop there instead of going to a supermarket close to home. I found a few nice, cheap packs of panties (yes, I do buy my everyday panties in boring packs) and got about 10 pairs for 10€. I got a few pairs of socks too. We got 2 cute mugs but I forgot to take a picture of Rui’s. This is mine:

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It says free but I totally had to pay for it. I promised I didn’t tell that stupid joke to the cashier. But only because I forgot. We got many things for a cheap price. That’s why I love this store so much – great variety and awesome prices. I thought I would take a picture of my shopping cart. Not that you can actually see much.

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And then I got home and decided to take pictures of my kitchen shelves:

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Two of them, anyway. I promise I have more food. Here’s our breakfast/coffee station:

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And really bad picture of a lovely sign:

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We made a big pot of rice and veggies for dinner, with some fish fingers. Easy and I could eat it every single day. Then, bed.

Monday: 26.02

I didn’t sleep well so I woke up late on Monday and didn’t do anything of what I intended to do. I worked from 5-7, got home and deep cleaned/de-cluttered the bathroom, while I made dinner. We had leftover rice with sautéed black beans, onions, peppers, green beans, sweet corn, mushrooms, olives and cherry tomatoes. It was yummy and healthy and no-meat which is always a win in my house.

Tuesday: 27.02

Again, I slept nothing.

I woke up way too late and had to take a taxi to work. It was raining so the kids were literally wet and wild. There were so many of them and they were crazy. It was a madhouse and there was nowhere to sit for 3 hours. I forgot we had this dinner with friends and to tell Rui I was off at 8 and not 7. But we made it to dinner on time. We met with his friends at this nice little restaurant and had a great time and a lovely meal. We got home late and I decided “Fuck no, I’m not going to wake up late again” so I didn’t take my sleeping pills. I didn’t sleep at all, obviously, so I spent all night listening to podcasts.

Wednesday – Today: 28.02

I got up at 7 a.m for coffee and breakfast and got ready to go to the pool for some hydro gymnastics class. While having coffee, I realized my pink and white pajamas kind of matched my pink and white mug:

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Such is life. I might have issues. Either that or I own too much pink. So yeah, that’s it. I’m currently writing this post before work. It will be pretty crazy again. So excited.


About my weekend to-do list:

  • Deep clean/organized the bathroom; – Done on Monday!
  • Deep clean one of our bedroom walls that is getting moldy (there’s this perfect detergent that cleans any trace of mold or humidity marks without any damage to the surface); – Done on Sunday.
  • Deep clean/purge our kitchen;
  • Laundry, always; – Some, obviously.
  • Make a dental appointment; – I did, but then I had to miss it for work.
  • Schedule a vet appointment;
  • Force Rui to schedule an eye doctor appointment;
  • Meal plan and prep for next week; – I have the plan on my head. It counts for something.
  • Charge my power bank;
  • Work on my freelance project;
  • Clean living room;
  • Clean bedroom; – Hoping to do this today. I hate cleaning during the week but it really needs to be cleaned and organized.
  • Change bed sheets;
  • Get two gym bags ready in advance;
  • Get my clothes ready for the week;
  • Do a little grocery shopping; – Done.
  • Do some gardening;
  • Watch a movie or two;
  • Try making homemade granola/cereal bars;
  • Get my eyebrows done;
  • Write a few letters;
  • Sell a few things online;
  • Get something for my dry ends; – Done on Sunday.

About February:

  • Finish my big freelance work project and get maybe one more. Extra income is always welcome.
  • Go to the pool 5 times a week. I’m really enjoying it. – No. I’ve been going twice or 3 times, which is weird for someone who has never actually done any regular exercise. I would really love to go every weekday. I love it, I sleep better, my back doesn’t hurt, my day runs smoothly, I’m in a better mood, etc. So many benefits.
  • Keep on leaving my nails alone (not biting them) – Done!!!
  • Keep on drinking 1.5 l of water every day. – Yes!!
  • Blog every single day. – I don’t think so. But I’ve definitely got my groove on. I had lost in somewhere in August and am now getting back to my normal rhythm. 
  • Read 3 books. – No, but I’ve been listening to so many podcasts. That counts for something? No?
  • Read as many blog posts as I can every day. – Yes. I’ve been better at this.
  • See/talk to family and friends as much as possible. – Yes, yes, yes!!
  • Keep my de-cluttering/rearranging/reorganizing process. – Going!
  • Remember my year 26 challenges. – Yes!

Well, I must confess I did/am doing better than I thought. Not such a bad month after all.


Random photo dump:

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See you, guys!!

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Bloggers Talk About Mental Health Support Group on Facebook – Will you join us?

Bloggers Talk About Mental Health Support Group

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

I have been talking about my struggles with anxiety, depression and ,possibly, Bipolar Disorder Type II since I started this blog a year ago. I was never ashamed to put it out there. I mean, I’m lying. I was NO LONGER ashamed to put it out there. There was a lot of shame once.

There was also loneliness.

That is why I decided to start this Facebook group where we can all talk, support each other, vent, complain, share experiences and frustrations, all with people who DO understand.

I know many of you struggle with mental health issues as well, so I thought we could all be together in this. Will you be my shoulder to cry on? I will be very happy to be yours.

Look for the group, share with your friends who needed us as well.

Love you all.

Chey.

Question of the Day #23

What are your favorite apps?

Which ones do you use the most?

My answer:

  • Instagram
  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • Messenger
  • YouTube
  • WordPress
  • Twitter
  • Spotify
  • Flo
  • My Vodafone
  • Goodreads
  • Upwork
  • Followers
  • Caixadirecta
  • Canva
  • Quoty
  • Kindle
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • myMafrense
  • Skype
  • My CUF
  • Wish
  • iCare health
  • Lifesum
  • Podcast app
  • Out of milk
  • Pillow
  • eBay
  • AliExpress
  • Word
  • PayPal
  • Wattpad
  • InShot
  • VeryFitPro
  • Airbrush
  • Walking
  • OLX Portugal
  • Trivia Crack
  • Dropbox

If you’d like to know why and what for I use each of them I can definitely do a post about it.

xx

My after vacation to-do list – August 16th to August 31st (Part III)

What’s up friends?

How was/is Monday?

I’ve actually spent my day taking naps. I’m just so lazy!!

I’m getting ready to spend my evening watching Poldark (season 3, episode 9), Married at First Sight (season 5, episode 16), Upstairs, Downstairs (season 2, episode 6 – series finale) and I plan on starting Mr. Selfridge. Have any of you watched this show? It was recommended to me and it’s recommended in many websites, along with having a relatively good rating on IMDB (7,7). I’ll give it a try because I’m running out of period shows to watch.

The wind is absolutely crazy strong here and I’m so sick of it. I know I complain about it every day but really, I want to get outside, go to the bitch, without being surrounded by a freaking tornado 24/7. We’re even in yellow alert now, for strong winds that can go up to 75 km/hour. The trees dance and dance and it’s kind of scary.

Well, ranting again. I’m here to give you part III of my to-do list.

My to-do list –  From August 16th to August 31st:

Blog, social media and online work

  • Update my about page. I have written it 6 months ago when I started this blog and haven’t looked at it since. It’s been half a year so I’m changed, my life has changed, so I need to update it.
  • I feel like I want to change some things about my blog. About its appearance, theme, maybe some features and widgets, categories, etc. It needs a bit of attention and organization. And nope, I’m not going self-hosted. It’s a personal choice that I still maintain.
  • Take a look at my contact list on my phone. I’m sure there are people there I haven’t spoken to in about 20 years and will not speak again this century. Same for Skype.
  • I do some work as a virtual assistant and I have about 2 deadlines to meet and expect to get more work this month.
  • I need to pay some more attention to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin and Pinterest.
  • I’m now part of a Portuguese bloggers Facebook group and I want to be active there.
  • I’m also part of a Portuguese bloggers website and I need to explore it.
  • I need to come up with a good, solid, blog schedule. 
  • I need to film my “Anxiety and depression” related videos.
  • I need to go back to publishing more than once a day. My views used to be between 400 and 600 and now can barely reach 200 daily. No way I’m okay with that.
  • I’m currently at 1,853 followers, so I think I can expect to be at 2000 by the end of August? Maybe.
  • I need to read about a month’s worth of blog posts from my favorite blogs.
  • I have about a million comments to answer too.
  • I have a bunch of links left by readers that I definitely want to check.
  • I have about 30 awards posts to do. Not sure how I’ll go about them.
  • I’ll continue to work with my fellow blogger friends on our magazine.
  • I want to update my Goodreads account.
  • I have to publish my H&M haul.

Well, I think that’s mostly it. A big but doable list.

What are your blog related tasks that you absolutely need to get done?

xx

Cheila

New and old followers, am I following you? – Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinkfordays23

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pink_for_days

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pink.for.days/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.pt/cheilacruz/

Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/settings/blogs/18454635

You can follow me on Bloglovin by clicking a small button at the bottom of my homepage.

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Please leave links to your social media in the comment section so I can follow you!!

Monthly blog report on June 26th because I forgot my 5 month blog anniversary on the 24th #Getyour****together

Hey there lovely people,

I’m so dumb I forgot my 5 month blog anniversary on the 24th. My poor blog. Mama forgot to celebrate with a nice post. Anyway, I’ll tell you this blog as given me this past 5 months:

  • A community and a support system I never imagined having.
  • New and true friends. I have amazing best friends and I would not change them for the world but it’s nice to have more friends. I haven’t had this many since I was in middle school. I miss those too, actually.
  • A way for my family and friends to know everything that is going on. I know I don’t seem shy or to keep things for myself but I do. My friends and family (apart from Rui) don’t have it easy when it comes to make me talk. I’ve had so many complains over this, as I’m not one to call and complain or to text and ask for support. This way, they know everything, because it’s easier to write about and then, when we see each other, I don’t feel so bad talking about it because they already now and we can just comment on it, instead of my poor friends trying to make me talk and getting nothing.

Dear friends, I’m sorry I push you away. I need you so bad and so many times, I just don’t know how to reach out and ask for support. I also don’t want to keep talking about my mental health because I don’t want to be the negative and boring one and don’t want to burden you. (This is meant for Rita, Catarina, Catarina, Rita, Alison, Patrícia, my sister and Ricardo). I just love you so much guys.

  • It has given me the confidence I’ve never had. Maybe because I feel like I have a big support system, I’m not afraid to be out there. I write about my personal life, good or bad, without fear, I can take pictures of myself (I hated this before), I can be in front of a camera, I can wear a bathing suit and don’t give a damn about what people are thinking about my weight, my cellulite, my stretch marks, my jello thighs. I know I’m the heaviest I have been but I don’t really care. I used to be so afraid to run into an old boyfriend, an old friend, a former teacher or neighbor and that they would see how different I look. I’m not afraid anymore. I’m sick, I’ve been sick for years, my depression and medication make me gain weight. Not saying that I couldn’t do much or do better, but it’s hard in my condition. The bottom line is: I know how I look and I embrace it.
  • I’ve lost my fear of social media. In fact, I’m closing down my personal Facebook and Instagram and mixing my real friends with my blogging friends. No time to focus on two Facebook accounts and two Instagram accounts. And since I have nothing to hide and no issues with people I know from real life reading my blog, all is well.
  • I’ve had the chance to talk to people from all over the world, learn about things I knew nothing about, different countries, religions, weathers, the whole thing.
  • I’ve won a book in a giveaway and I loved it.
  • I’ve met people who are going through what I’m going through and that can understand and talk about our issues freely.
  • I’ve become interested in learning more about photography because I suck.
  • I can write again after about 7 years of writer’s block.
  • To summarize, this blog has filled a whole that had been with me for a long time and given me so many things I didn’t know I needed.

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Now, because I’m open and like to analyze, we’ll talk about numbers

Since I started: (24th of January, 2017)

Posts: 338

Views: 49,775

Visitors: 12,801

Average views per day: 328

Followers: 1365

From May 24th to June 26th:

Posts: – May 24th: 240

– June 26th: 338

=  98 posts in this period

Views: – May 24th: 35,588

– June 26th: 49,775

=  14,187 new views in this period

Followers: – May 24th: 1,054

– June 26th: 1365

= 311 new followers in this period

Views in May: 13,337

(the month is not over but I know I’m not going to meet my goal of 15,000 views in 5 days. That’s what you get from slacking)

Social media:

Facebook –  97 friends, just because I’m merging my personal account with my blog account. I’m keeping only my blog account.

Instagram – 224 followers ( +32, not much. I’ve only started to post something every day and pay more attention to Instagram a few days or weeks ago)

Twitter – 195 followers ( +11, again, not good enough)

Bloglovin – 57 ( -1 hahahaha this one made me laugh. I didn’t grow at all and someone was sick of me lol)

Pinterest – 131 ( +7, nothing impressive at all)

Now, let us see if I’ve met any of my blogging goals for this period:

  • Turn followers into readers. Nope, I still have no idea how to do that. Why do people follow and not read and how do I encourage them to read? Does someone have any good tips?
  • Be more consistent, just a little. I don’t think I have accomplished this, at all.
  • Include my own photos and take better ones. Well, I’ve been including more photos, but don’t think they are better or even good. I really need to work on my photo taking skill, which are non-existent.
  • Be more active on social media. I’ve been trying but only for the past few days/weeks. Not trying hard enough.
  • Be a better follower and reader. I absolutely suck. I’m always behind, I don’t support you guys enough. I need to improve. How do you guys do it? Any tips?

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Blog goals for June 26 to July 24:

  • All of the above;
  • Merge my Instagram accounts and only keep the one I have for my blog;
  • Get 16,000 views (as punishment for not reaching 15,000 lol)
  • Do more videos;
  • Do ALL of the awards and tags I’m nominated for;

So today I’ll still post on weekend recap, including Monday and my “Perfect Party Series” post, wait for those, my friends.

Hugs.

Chey

 

 

My YouTube Subscriptions

Today I thought it would be fun to show you which YouTube channels I subscribe too. You must know, I’m addicted to mom YouTubers/Vloggers. I really want to be a mom someday and I find moms so inspiring. Plus, I really like to take a peak into people’s lives and routines and that’s what they share, which is perfect for me.

Jamerril’s Large Family Table

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I just love this lady. She’s a great mom of soon to be 8 (She’s pregnant with her eighth baby, a boy), she’s a homeschooling, do it from scratch, garden, business owner and thrifty mom. She seems to do it all. She has speaking engagements, she has her channel, two blogs and she was supporting her whole family while her husband went to school for two years. She’s very real and down to hearth and I’m always expecting a video from her.

A Farmhouse Full

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Another amazing, homeschooling, business woman mom of eight. This woman can do it all, while her makeup is on point and her kids are fed and happy. I love her videos on how she runs her house, about motherhood and being a large family, her home renovations, grocery hauls and Q&A’s. This might be my favorite on YouTube.

This Gathered Nest

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You guessed it right, another mom. A homeschooling mom of soon to be seven. But this is a special family. She has two biological daughters, then she adopted an African-American boy, then another boy from Africa (Congo? I think) and then a Chinese girl with Down Syndrome. She is currently pregnant with twin girls through embryo adoption. Are you familiar with that? Basically, one couples go throw IVF, they can choose to use just one or two embryos, of the few that they got. As the couple won’t be using these embryos might choose to destroy them or put them up for adoption. Yes, you can adopt an embryo and get pregnant through IVF. That’s how she is adopting her twin girls, they are someone else’s embryos but are growing in her belly. What a wonderful family.

JessFam

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I love this mom and her blended family. She first got pregnant with a girl when she was about eighteen, I think. The relationship with her the father of her daughter didn’t work out but they are still friends and great co-parents. Dad is very much involved in his daughter’s life and even his wife and boy are welcome to the house. A few years later she got married and had twin boys, having a third boy later. Once again, the relationship didn’t workout, although she tried hard and forgave too much, so they got divorced. The dad is involved in the twins life, but rejects the third child, which breaks her heart. However, her current husband has stepped up to the game and is raising the boy as if he were his own. They have a wonderful relationship and this man is such a great father to his stepson. So, as I’ve told you, she is married again now. Her husband has two boys from a previous marriage and they’re treated just like her own kids. She says there’s not step-brothers or half-brothers, they are all just brothers and sisters. She and her husband have an eight-month girl, their last child. I love blended families and this one makes me really happy to watch.

Britney and Baby

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Britney was a teen mom of a baby girl and she immediately became a stay-at-home-mom when her baby was born. She and her boyfriend remained together and they currently have three children together. I think her girl is about five years old, then she has younger boy who, unfortunately, was born with muscular dystrophy, which means he will lose his motor skills over time and he may even been in a wheelchair while he’s still a kid. It’s so said knowing that your child is alright and healthy at the moment but that you will have to watch him lose his capabilities. My heart aches for her family.

The Talko

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Just celebrity gossip, random lists and general entertainment, the kind where you don’t have to think too much. What can I say, sometimes my brain needs to indulge.

Vogue

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Honestly, I just like their “73 Questions With Vogue” series, so I subscribe to get to know when there’s a new one. Once again, random entertainment.

The Freckled Fox

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She is one of my favorite bloggers and vloggers and I’ve been following her for years. She’s just a year older than me but she has lived so much already. She got married to a wonderful man she was crazy in love with when she was nineteen and, together, they had five beautiful red-headed babies. I admired her because she seemed to have it all. Handsome husband, beautiful kids, being beautiful and so productive herself. I feel in love with her family. I think her oldest kid is now six or seven and the youngest is almost two years old. She has four girls and one boy, the middle child. She seemed to have a perfect life, until her husband was diagnosed with cancer. They fought it for many months, trying alternative treatment options, flying to Mexico, seeking experimental treatments, you name it. She took care of him and watched him suffer for eighteen months, while she carried and delivered their last baby. She is a warrior. He eventually did a year ago, living her as a 25-year-old widow and mother of five. She remarried about 3 months later and many people have criticized her about how soon it was. I don’t know what to think about it.

Crash Course

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I just love learning and there are so many videos on so many different topics. Also, the videos are simple and fun and that’s why I like them so much.

Ted-Ed

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Another channel with great videos on so many different topics. They’re entertaining and educational at the same time. Good enough for me.

Ted (Talks)

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I guess everyone knows this channel? If you don’t, I highly recommend it. The talks and lectures are inspiring and worth watching.

Fellow Bloggers I Follow On YouTube:

Angela – Life of Angela

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Pamela – Starring Pamela

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Oriana – Oriana’s notes

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Charlotte Parker

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Runwright Reads

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What about you?

  •  Do you follow any YouTube Channels?
  • Do you have a YouTube channel? I would love to follow you.
  • Do you have any channel recomendations?

Thank you so much for reading.

xx

 

Health for days journey – June 23rd (update)

Good evening my people!!

Today was nothing like I had planned. I woke up with a sore throat and feeling unwell and so I cancelled my therapy appointment and went back to bad. Maybe a mix of the heat with the ice water I drink? Maybe the wind and water I catch when I water the garden in the evening? No idea.

Because I’m still a bit unwell and want to avoid actually getting sick, I’ve decided to stay home for the weekend, while Rui goes and visits his family. I don’t mind being home alone (with Rosa) at all.

My whole day was spent blogging or taking care of online tasks:

  • I posted a tag;
  • I unfollowed blogs that were inactive for a long period of time;
  • I went through my Instagram account and unfollowed the accounts I’m not interested in, so it can be easier for me to look through your posts. I’m sticking to people I know and people I know from the blogging world.
  • I went through a few of the blogs I follow to make sure I was following everyone on social media;
  • I posted on my personal Facebook to say that I’m closing it and keeping only my other account, related to my blog. As soon as my friends follow me on my other Facebook, I’m closing my personal, which I have since 2010 or 2011;
  • I’ve been going through your posts;
  • I’ve been answering comments;

How was your day? Productive? I hope so.

Are you following me/Am I following you on Social Media?

I’m focusing on Facebook now so it would be great if you followed me and liked my page:

https://www.facebook.com/pinkfordays23

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/pink.for.days/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Pink_for_days

Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.pt/cheilacruz/

Bloglovin:

https://www.bloglovin.com/@belindacruz

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCekNqZOS84qFVnkagyOVLBQ

See you guys tomorrow. Thanks for reading!! ❤