WELCOME TO CRAFTING 4 A LIVING!
My name is Brittney and this is a taste of my life.
Above, you see my 3 children: Jaylen, 7, Bryce, 4, and Maya, 1. My son and I relocated here to North Carolina about 5 years ago. When we arrived here we had a 6 year old yellow lab named Naiyah (inserted below). She passed due to a mast cell tumor on the side of her face a year ago (April 25, 2016).
Fast forward a little to July. We were searching for another dog to bring into our family. I came across a website that rescues labs (yes we are a lab house). They had a lot of older dogs and a few puppies. At the time, we wanted a puppy that could grow old with us. We saw Maya a black lab/blue nose pitbull mix (whose name was Cara on her listing) and fell in love with her cute little face. We drove ALL THE WAY to Apex, NC to bring her home! Almost a month ago, Bryce was welcomed into our home. Our local neighborhoods have a website that it similar to Facebook which allows us to share resources and vital information, yard sales, babysitting, dog walking, and what ever else. A woman posted about a 4 year old black lab that had a home where they discovered a child in the home was allergic to him. He was adopted by a sweet elderly man and they had a happy life. The elderly man passed and his family tied him to a tree like some sort of lawn ornament. [FYI FOLKS: if you want a dog… its not a decoration for your yard, its not a breeding machine, and its not a punching bag!] Somehow he was taken to the pound in that area and when they read his chip they called the woman who was posting about him. She went to get him and immediately posted for him to have a good home to go to. When we came across her post that night it was like fate! Long story shortened… he is here with us!
Now that I have turned this into a blog post about my furbabies, let me get back on topic! I am a single mother of 3, I am a student, I am a foodie, I love to travel, and I absolutely LOVE crafting! I used to try to manage 2 different blogs which crashed and burned in the end because 1. it was too much work for me at the time 2. I suffer from bipolar depression and sometimes i just cant adult and I struggled to stay with my posts 3. I was going to school for 3 majors at once like some kind of crazy person. I deleted all content and took time to focus on my studies and my mental health. Now that I have learned to live a somewhat stable life and I have learned about an app that can post blog posts that have been pre-written, I am here again to arise from the ashes like a phoenix and actually keep up with this thing. I love writing and I love reading blogs and it always bothered me that I couldn’t keep up. We are diving in the deep end head-first here folks!
I have thought about what type of content that I wanted to have for a long time and I remembered that separating the content to 2 different blogs was a bog part in the failure the first time. I decided that this will be a slice of my life. My pets, my travels, my family, my food, my weight loss journey, my crafts, everything! As OCD about things as I am you can be sure that you will be able to pull posts up by the category of which they fall under and you wont have to search through pages of everything to get to one simple recipe! I promise because I absolutely hate to run in circles to find something.
As a self proclaimed animal advocate, I will take a moment to use this platform to try to get across to people about the resources for spaying/neutering your pets. Please contact your local Health Department to find out cheaper options to get your pet spayed or neutered to keep from filling shelters that end up killing the animals if nobody takes them in. If you have a pitbull you can even find free options in some places. Here is our local pet clinic for anyone that is an NC resident:
If you are interested in adopting a lab or lab mix from Apex, NC please visit www.peaklabrescue.com. They accept donations to assist the foster parents in taking care of the pets as well as applications for foster families! If you or someone you know in the area has a lab in need of a new home, PLEASE surrender the animal to Peak Labs and not to the local pound so that they can be taken care of and re-homed and not killed.
“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”
– Arnold H. Glasgow
I am all about promoting positivity and 200% anti-bullying. There will be no tolerance here for any of that so please don’t even bother to waste your time. I will do my BEST detective work and leak any and all of your personal information, embarrassing photos, and anything else I come across to chop you back down to size if you bother myself or anyone who comments here. You have been warned! *besitos* ♥
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