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March 19, 2015

Enjoyable Activity

How long have I been doing this???…..


Lately I have been getting lost in looking at houses that have the petechial of becoming my forever home.  Every place that passes the first 5 checklist approved visuals makes me so happy. Until I get to the back yard and find a pool.  I get so pissed.

I know what you may be thinking. “ You live in Nevada, why wouldn’t you want a pool?”   My parents owned a pool, I have friends who have a pool and I grew up having a pool in every backyard.  Pools are a lot of work and I am just not prepared to attempt it or have my family try it. What would you do with a underground pool that you didn’t want?

Pools add more to the price of the home, so I would be paying for something I would just remove anyway.  Just seems like a waste to me.  I am sure the people who had the house knew it was a great idea at the time, but it’s just not for my family or me.

I am enjoying looking at the houses.  To see the ones with peoples stuff in it is also fun. I can see if they owned a dog or cat. In that case I have to move on too. George gets so sick with pet dander and when pollen is in the air. I don’t want to move into a place that would make him sick.  I wonder how long it takes to clean out air ducts in that kind of situation.

One idea that I need to keep in mind when I look at these places is that every wall can be repainted. When I see a hot pink wall or a lime green kitchen I have to remember that I can repaint it, maybe improve it.  Same idea when I look at the flooring.

I just can’t believe how fast I get lost in looking. I totally lose track of time.  Does this happen to you? What are you doing when this happens to you and HOW do you snap out of it?


March 12, 2015

Note on the Counter


Happy Thursday my lovely readers,

This job hunting thing is for the birds, let me tell you. I have just decided to go back to manpower and apple one. I have never had a problem with jobs Manpower finds me. I have been on a few assignments thus far and I dig it.

This month also brings my 8 year wedding anniversary to my super great husband and St. Patricks day. No green beer for me, how about you? We haven’t don’t anything special in the past for the kids, but this year I am going to tell Khloe we are going to try and catch a leprechaun.  If you have any ideas that I can incorporate into my plan I would love to hear them.

I have also been doing a small amount of DIY work around the house. My husband brought home a mantel from his work that was going to be thrown out anyway and he knew I could give it a great home. A little stain and BAM… well you’ll see when I post about it.

Other than that I hope everyone is having a great month so far.

Thanks for reading,
Deedra At the Counter. 

March 1, 2015

A Review for Truly Radiant by Arm & Hammer

A Review for Your Mouth



I was in need of a new toothbrush and I didn’t know what kind to get next. We all know we need to replace every three months I guess. For me, I will replace them every three months.  I love how items fall into my lap when I need something new. Does this happen to you?


Smiley360 asked me to review a trio of the Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant:  the mouth wash, the tooth brush, and the tooth paste.  I will start with the toothbrush because it’s the first thing I touch before I go into the morning hustle.   The Arm & Hammer manual spinbrush is my favorite brush I have ever had so far.  I can’t get a electric spinbrush because they cause me to have migraines. I was so happy to see this brush had this built in.

The toothpaste had a nice taste of mint. It seems to spread evenly through out the mouth. Leaves my mouth feeling clean and refreshed. The toothpaste whitens; repair tooth enamel and helps strengthen your teeth as you brush.

The mouth wash also is the mint flavor, its not a over powering mint. It is alcohol and peroxide free so your mouth does not feel like its on fire and it does leave a long lasting freshness in my mouth.

Bottom line is that I like all three of these products. All work great together and they do make your mouth feel clean as well as healthier.  My mouth does feel #TRULYRADIANT.  

***I was given free products  because I’m a influencer for Smiley360. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.