Yup…I was born into the wrong generation of music.

I finished all my household chores for the most part and now I am just chilling listening to music on youtube. I feel like sharing this one song because it’s indescribable what it does to my soul. The first time I heard this concert DVD was at home and my parents were playing it. I remember very vividly making a cup of tea and this performance came on, it instantly grabbed my attention. In fact, not only that it put chills down my spine. This song is so heart wrenching beautiful, as is this performance. In my opinion one of the best written songs in history, and also one of the most memorable moments is this entire concert, was The Band’s farewell/last concert. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing and emotional Rick Danko’s voice is. He will always be one of my favorite vocalists of all time, and he was dead before I even really came to really get to know the Band etc. He died in 1999, making me like 10 years old. Yup born into the wrong generation of music for sure, but boy do they make me proud to be Canadian. πŸ™‚

RIP Rick

My favorite lyric in this song:
“These old love letters, Well, I just can’t keep, Cause like the gambler says, Read ’em and weep”

The part of the performance that sends chills down my spine and makes me cry:
“Well, I love you so much, It’s all I can do, Just to keep myself from telling you, That I never felt so alone before”

If this song doesn’t move you or at least this performance of the song, you may not have a soul. xD

Bonus: This song also performed here by Rick Danko on Vocals is a song that I feel like I can relate to when it comes to my Autism and just about any social situation and other reasons. Haha If that makes sense. xD Just amazing.

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100 Followers + Life Update

How are all my wonderful readers?!

Yesterday I reached 100 followers. Woot! I feel so appreciated and welcomed to the blogging community to reach 100 followers. As much as I know followers don’t matter or I don’t concentrate on getting hundreds of them, secretly it was one of my blogging goals to reach this first small milestone and I was very excited about it. I never knew how it would work out when I started blogging and how many people would actually enjoy what I write or have to share, so this is pretty amazing! A big thank you to all my followers and readers. You are all equally awesome!

Okay bragging time over. xD

Life Update (AKA when you want to blog, but then life happens)

I haven’t posted or updated anything on my blog since Friday, so I have not been loyal to my new blogging schedule. I only had it going for a week and I already blew it. I know I know, I’m awful. πŸ˜› Reason being is I have had a super busy few days. Long story short, went out both nights on the weekends, hung out with friends, drama and it was too damn hot. Also we are making plans for what I am about to explain in a minute, and it is the same reason why I will not be able to continue my blogging schedule and not blogging nearly as much as I was for the next month or so. I’m going to try to still blog here and there, but I will basically be without internet for the majority of the next month and a couple weeks. (Estimated time) So basically my husband and his buddy that he works with were offered this job by a man who rents out this huge house that got trashed by the previous renters. It is about an hour drive or more from where we live, so we will have to be spending the nights there. The job includes painting the exterior and some other fix ups, plus paint the ENTIRE interior. When my husband’s buddy went to go bid the job he said it will be at least a month and probably closer to a month and a couple weeks, maybe a bit longer pending on how things go. At first we debated if we wanted to be away for that long etc, but my husband stands to make a good amount of money, which we need right now. xD Since I have no work or responsibilities right now, I am tagging along with my husband. I will be going as the only wife accompanied on the trip along with my husband and three other guys, one of which I hear is very outgoing. Luckily I will get down time during the days while the guys are working and we will probably be drinking by night, so I am hoping I won’t get to socially drained or over whelmed. I am also use to things like crude humor and I am not super girly girly, so I never really had a problem living with guys. Plus like I mentioned the place is freaking humongous, it has like five bedrooms or something each with their own bathroom. So I am sure I will be able to find a quiet place to hide if need be. We will be coming home on the weekends and maybe sometimes for a day during the week here and there, so I will try my best to post a little something or a blog then, but I can’t make any promises. Just that I will try my best, I don’t want to be inactive for too long again as I have already pulled those stunts, and as much as I know the people who love my blog will be here whenever I return, it wasn’t good for my blog to leave it abandoned. xD

I will probably still post a quote for tomorrow, hopefully a blog post, I was nominated for another award which I would like to do as well and I will probably update my autism resource page (I didn’t get to it either last Saturday. 😦 )before I leave. We will see, but those are a few things to look forward too if you are interested.

That’s all for now, off to do some household chores. Have a lovely day/evening/night everyone! πŸ™‚

Favorite Friday (Q&A) ~ Series 2

Hello all my wonderful readers again!

I am back with another Favorite Friday series. I figured I would get all the generic and maybe boring favorites out of the way. I don’t know if they are necessarily boring, but they are definitely generic. xD

Favorite Color: Red, Green and Blue

Favorite Music? Everything tbh. I love all sorts of genres and artists. If I were to name them all we would be here all day so I will name a few.
Genres: Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Some Hip Hop (Eminem and conscience hip hop mainly) Indie, a little bit of Punk and even some pop. If it sounds good I don’t care what genre it is so moving on.
Artists: Eminem (Already mentioned he was my childhood and teenage years) Matchbox Twenty, Our Lady Peace, Nirvana, Sublime, No Doubt, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Band, Immortal Technique, MGK, Linkin Park, The Doors, Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Jake Bugg, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys and many many more.

Favorite Hobbies: Writing, Scrapbooking, Xbox, The Sims, The Outdoors (Camping and stuff) Movies and watching a good TV series.

Favorite Drink: Coffee, Caramel Macchiato, Tea and Blueberry Cranberry Juice (if anyone knows if they sell the Ocean Spray Blueberry Cranberry juice in the states, please tell me immediately. I always got it in grocery stores in Canada and now that we moved I can’t seem to find it anywhere and it really sucks. xD)

Favorite Movies: Another question we could spend all day on so I will only name a few that I absolutely love and can watch 100 times over.
Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basters, No Country For Old Men, Burn After Reading, Hard Candy, Juno, American History X, Big Daddy, Stand By Me, The Fault In Our Stars (Yes I love the odd super chick flick love story) The Matrix (Just the first one) E.T, Lion King, The Shining and tons more!

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Heartland, One Tree Hill (Don’t judge my chick flicks okay xD) and recently we got into American Horror Story the first and second season were good and now it seems to be really taking a dive like they are running out of ideas. Hugely disappointed if I have to be honest.

Favorite Books: The Outsiders, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Catcher In The Rye, The Hobbit, The Road, Tweak, Where The Wild Things Are to name a few. I will admit I am not a huge book nerd and I don’t read probably as much as I should. xD

Favorite Sport: Hockey

Favorite Animals: Dogs, Monkeys, Penguins and Elephants.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough, Reese and Cookies N’ Cream

Favorite Place I’ve Traveled: Driving through the rockies in British Columbia, Canada (Driven through that route many times and love it the same every time.) Jasper, Alberta, Canada and Alaska, USA.

Favorite Country I Dream About Visiting: Ireland. Scotland and/or Greece.

Favorite Season: Spring and Fall

Favorite Board Game: Monopoly, Texas Hold Em’ (It’s a card game but I don’t want to make a separate category so blah… xD) Yahtzee and Connect Four.

Favorite Video Games:
PC: The Sims 3
Xbox: Diablo, GTA V(Five), Forza Horizon 3, Peggle (Don’t insult Peggle it is like a phone game for Xbox and you can play multiplayer Haha) NHL 2016 (I haven’t played 2017 yet but it got bad reviews so I didn’t care to get it. xD) I have a few more, but I am relatively actually quite new to playing games on a console and I am not like the hugest game nerd. Anything adventure or story line I can get into.
Phone Games: Hay Day, Best Fiends and Pogs (I recently discovered Pogs for your phone, it is the bomb. My life is now complete)

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

I think that is all the generic questions I can think of, but I can’t promise some everyday questions will show up on other series. This was a long questionnaire this week but I did want to get a lot of these kind of questions out of the way. If you can think of anymore favorite questions that get asked all the time and want for me to answer please ask me in the comment section. I am dying to get all the stereotypical questions out of the way. πŸ™‚

Oh…Tomorrow (Saturday here) I will be updating my Autism Resource page, adding a few more resources and videos.

That’s it for now….I am off to get my lazy butt out of bed, get dressed and get on with my day. Buh-bye!

DIY Sensory Part 2 ~ Toys, Chewlary and more

Hey guys!

I am back with another DIY Sensory series. I originally had another blog planned, but I couldn’t finish it for today so I thought I would do part 2 of DIY Sensory toys and more. Some of these I have done for myself, or they are ideas I actually have done in the past working with children to expand their sensory play or ways to help benefit the child and the parents. I found all these resources online at one point in time so if I explained anything that is hard to understand I am sure you can find it on youtube or google.

~Chewable necklaces/bracelets made out of old t-shirts
What you will need:

1. Old t-shirts or ones you don’t wear anymore.
2. Scissors
3. Something secure to tuck it into (IE; Bedroom dresser or night stand)
4. Acquire the skill to braid

How to make it:

1. Cut out three pieces (colors your choice) from the old t-shirts. How long is based on how long you would like your necklace or bracelet to be. (T-shirts often tend to stretch so take that into consideration)
2. Tie the three strips into a knot at one end.
3. Tuck the knotted end into a dresser or something where it will secure and not move
4. Braid the three strips
5. Tie the end together.
6. Tie the knotted ends together

That’s it! Safe to chew and machine washable.

~Colorful Soap Foam Bubbles for Sensory Play
What you will need:

1. 2 tbsp of any kind of dish soap. You can use the dish soap you already have to wash your dishes in your home. (You could even try the cheap store brands or I suggest stores like wal-mart for decent prices if you want name brand dish soap)
2. 1/4 cup water (If your unsure if your tap water will bubble well or not, use bottle water instead)
3. Food Coloring (Your choice of colors and how many different colors you want)
4. Mixer
5. Bowl
6. Container (Size is your personal preference)

How to make it:

1. Add 2 tbsp of your choice of dish soap and 1/4 cup of water in a bowl.
2. Add the food coloring.
3. Mix all the ingredients together on the highest possibly setting for 1-2 minutes or until your foam can form stiff peaks and hold their shape.
4. Scoop it out into your container and repeat steps above until you have your desired amount.

What you can do with it:
You can dive right in and play with it, mix the colors around, see how it feels in your hands etc. Add objects like cars or other things that are safe to get soapy for extra fun. This idea is great for kids, but can also be enjoyed by adults.

~Play with Glowing Oil and Ice
What you will need:

1. Baby oil or vegetable oil
2. An ice cube tray
3. Water
4. Glow in the dark and/or fluorescent paint
5. Blacklight (Optional you will only need a blacklight if you are using fluorescent paint)

How to make it:

1. Make a tray of glowing ice – Add a small amount of your choice of glowing paint, then add hot water and mix well. Pop the tray in the freezer for 4-6 hours. (Note: if you use glow in the dark paint make sure to hold the ice up to a light source for about a minute before using it.)
2. Fill a small tray or pan with the oil of your choice. (Baby oil I find works best, but if you are doing this with children and are worried they may ingest the oil in any way use vegetable oil to be safe)
3. Place the colored glow in the dark or fluorescent ice in the oil

What you can do with it:
Swirl and move the ice around to make neat effects and patterns. As the ice melts it will change the color of the oil etc.

~Lava Lamp Sensory Bag (This idea is one of my favorites and is safe for all ages. I found it on a site that recommended it for baby sensory play, but I found it as equally as fun for an adult like myself to try.)

What you will need:

1. Baby oil or cooking oil
2. Ziploc Seal bags (Size is your choice, but I think the sandwich bags work best)
3. Homemade Neon Water Colors (Color is your choice) How to: Mix glow in the dark paint with warm water until the paint is fully mixed in. The warmer the water the easier and faster it will mix into liquid.
4. Clear tape (I recommend the clear packaging tape)

How to make it:

1. Fill each bag or bag with 1/4-1/3 with baby oil or cooking oil. (I recommend the baby oil again)
2. Add 1-4 tablespoons of the homemade neon water colors. Add one or as many as you like for different looks and effects.
3. Get as much air out of the bag as you can and close the top with the ziploc. Secure it by sealing the ziploc end with clear packaging tape.

What you can do with it:
I found this great as other sensory play bags. You can squish and play with the bag or bags, the more you squish and swirl the colors around the more it will bubble and ooze.

That’s all my ideas for now! If I do more stuff sensory related in the future or find more neat ideas to share I will do a part 3. Btw, if the format of this is kind of hard to read it is because wordpress sucks again and wants me to fix the HTML or coding, and I suck at that kind of stuff. I may play with the format later and try to edit it so it is easier to read. So as always this post may be subject to change at anytime.

Hope everyone is having a great day or night. πŸ™‚

MEME Monday

For those of you who don’t know yet I will be posting a MEME every Monday as part of my new blogging weekly schedule posting. The hubby and I finally got around to starting the 7th season of the Walking Dead last night, so I thought as my first MEME post I’d share one from the show. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy.

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My Sunday Song + Another Blog Update

Hello again to all of my wonderful followers and readers!

I am currently awaiting Netflix to get the 10th season of Heartland so I started watching the seasons all over again this week. In light of that I would like to share the Heartland theme song as my Sunday Song for this week. πŸ™‚

Actual Song:

Bonus: Just the theme/opening credits from Heartland:

If you are really into horses or a good family like atmosphere/chick flick drama I really recommend checking the show out on netflix. I actually reviewed the show in one of my Netflix suggestion blogs I posted sometime ago. If interested you can check it out here .

I also updated my blog yesterday as promised and trying to stick with my blogging schedule thus far. I added an Autism Resource page late last night (busy day) which you can find on my blog home page underneath the title or by clicking here . I already have more resources to add, but I felt this was a good start. If you have any more ideas I could add to my list, a better way I could present the page or anything else feel free to comment somewhere and I will be happy to add your ideas etc. I think you can also email your followers (you could email me through wordpress if you follow me?) I am a wordpress noobie still and never tried this feature. lol

That’s it for now, I am off to wither play sims or maybe binge out on some more Heartland. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.