Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Meds for the littlest one

I can't belive that I haven't posted anything in like 5 days. Sorry folks, we have had ALOT going on. So we decided that we were going to try G on an ADHD medicine. So far, so good. We are seeing some improvents with the behavior. And hopefully the behavior mod is going to help too. Now they are suggusting trying another medincine with it, and well honestly I am not sure how I feel about it.
I don't have a bad child, shes actully pretty sweet, has a good heart, and is super, super smart. Which is part of the reason that we are going through all this now. She's been given her own way so much, and for so long and babied, that now that it's time for her to do the things that are expected of her, she's acting out- and big time. She doesn't want to do chores or listen at home, and at school she just doesn't want to do the work period. Needless to say it's VERY frustrating. It's so hard to watch your child struggle, and it's also hard to know that people are thinking your not doing what you should be doing as a parent, when you know that you are, and they have no idea what is going on in your house or your life.
When K was little I stayed home, I had plenty of time to help at the school, now that G is in school and I work full time, I feel bad about it. I feel like I should be there more (even though right now I can't help with her class because she has a meltdown with me there) but I still feel like I should be home with her. Going through all of this, and working a full time job on top on it is really starting to take it's toll on me. My job is not the most unstressful job in the world, and it seems like ever since I got my FMLA approved, they are more annoyed because my daughter has appt's and such. And well the only time I really get a break from the behavior is when she is at school, and then I am work. Right now I am not making enough with Thiry One, and Scentsy to be able to stay home, although I wish I was, because I really want to be able to be home.

So that's my post for today, it's kinda not uplifting, or happy, but it's like right now!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I just promoted!!

So I just promoted ( while I will on the 10th when commissions run) to Sr Consultant with Thirty One!! I am super excited, it seems like I have been waiting on this FOREVER!!
If your not familler with Thirty One- you can take a look at website here - Nikki's Thirty One Website we have some great products and I can always do an online party, catalog party or take a retail order!!

I am really trying to promote and grow my team, so this is a huge step for me, and puts me one step closer to being to stay home with my kids!!

Yet another behavior update

I am sure this may possibly be met with some of my readers not agreeing, so before I even post what we are trying I want to be really clear that G's Dr does not like using meds, that's why we have been doing really intense behavior modifications with her. The more we modify, the madder she is getting and the more she is acting out. Which is causing things to be miserable 99.9% of the time for everyone, hr, us the school.
So after much talk and much debate we decided to try her on ADHD meds, to help her focus herself, and then we are going in on Tuesday (because her Dr wants to keep a really close eye on her with her now being on meds) to see if we are noticing any difference, and to possibly talk about a mood stabilizer. She doesn't want to add them together. So that's where we are. I really didn't want to go this route, but right now we have so much going on with our family, and she really needs something to take the edge off.
They took my father in law to the hospital on Monday, and well things are not looking good on that front. It's hard to believe that we have barely known for a month that he has cancer, and now were not knowing if he is even coming out of the hospital. My best friend since we were little kids just lost her husband to cancer this month at 34, I has no idea what she was dealing with until our family is dealing with it too.
So it's been a rough couple days, needless to say that's why I am not blogging as much as I would like to be :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The great debate

Since I am getting pretty serious about this blogging thing, I am now wondering if I should have started on wordpress. And now if I should move on over there- any thoughts?

And I am now officially looking for someone to design my blog- any suggestions?

Monday, February 20, 2012

YAY for Monday!

So please insert as much sarcasm into the title of this post as you feel nessasary! I personally find Monday to be most possibly the most annoying day of the week. My kids are never happy to go back school, they are normally sleepy on Monday morning, because Sunday night is always a struggle for us to get G to go to bed after 2 days of sleeping in. This weekend was alot harder because she spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday home sick. Thankfully everyone is all well in our house now and will hopefully stay that way.
I also find Monday's at work to be quite annoying. For some reason's our customer's are all fired up on Mondays about EVERYTHING. And well some of our employees are super grumpy- again you would think that with two days off they (including me) would be in MUCH better moods! Although today is a pretty fantastic day for me as I am back on 6-3, which I LOVE because I still get out of here with enough time to actually get things done. And I have two full hours of being here in basically peace and quite.

This weekend was pretty low key for us, since everyone in our house was sick. I missed out on a huge vendor event for Thirty One, so that was a huge let down since I really needed the contacts from it! On a direct sales plus for the weekend I did 545.00 within my first 15 days with Scentsy- which I am super excited about!!

Hope you all have a fantastic Monday!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I have not been the best blogger this month

Sorry everyone, with everyone in our house being sick, its been super hard for me to get anything done, including blogging!!!
Right now I'm on my kindle, which I am not a fan of posting from. Hopefully next week I will be back to normal and able to write each day, cause I have tons to post about, and get packages out to giveaway winners, and review host's for the month!!!
Oh and I have almost made it to my two month mark, which means, blog makeover!!!!

If you haven't checked out my scentsy site, you should http://nikki88.scentsy.us

I have until 12 tonight and I'm super close to meeting my goal, if I meet it I can buy a package of products for a discounted rate, so I'm really hoping too, that way I have more thinks to use for giveaways!!! Any order helps :)

Hope everyone is well :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blog Hop Till You Drop!

I'm super excited to be co-hosting this Hop from one of my most favorite blogs!

The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom


Hey party people of the blogosphere, welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop till you Drop!

Blog Hop Rules: This is a low key hop to find other blogs we can follow!

1. Follow the hostess, Epic Mom a.k.a Char from The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom, and show some linky luv to our epic guest host Nikki from Peace, Love and Purses. Be sure to leave a comment so that we can follow you back.

2. Link up your blog so we can all check it out.

3. Please feel free to add your Google +, Twitter and Facebook pages for everyone to follow, just specify which one it is!

4. Check out some other blogs and if you find some blogs you love, become a follower and leave them an epic comment.

If you are interested in being a guest host, please feel free to contact me at epicmomblog@gmail.com!

Now come on y'all, let's party like it's 2012! And have an awesome weekend as you Blog Hop Till You Drop!

Here's the linky code again just in case you need it:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Being Sick, oh YUCK!!!

So everyone at my house has been sick with this nasty, annoying little running nose, low fever, just feel blah thing. I guess now it's my turn, because when I woke up this morning, now I have it AGAIN. Keep in mind that I felt BLAH last week, and figured it was the same thing everyone else had- I'm guessing either it was, or I have the lovely joy's of getting it not once but twice.
And of course, I have like a thousand things to get done, and be working on. None of which are getting done because of the fact that my head is pounding non stop, and I get to put on the fake " I feel horrible, but I'm am going to set here and smile, because it's my job" which also means, since I am setting at work and not at home resting, that I can count on staying sick for a good while longer. And it's Monday and it was windy and nasty this weekend, so we have lots of happy customers- have I said how much I love my job?!?!?!

Although I do in fact love my other two part time jobs :) It's my regular job that just annoy's me to no end..lol
We did have a pretty uneventful weekend, we went and picked up 200 boxes of girl scout cookies that now I have to sort and deliver. And G went to her bestie's birthday party, which was super fun!

I am still trying to hit my scentsy goal- I have 5 days left, and it's not looking like it's happening. Although I am hoping that I do get some last minute orders and can make it. So I just might make it :) I have some retail Thirty One orders coming in, and a party next week that I am hoping is a pretty good one, with a couple bookings off of it so that I can get going again!!

Hope you all have a great day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Scentsy Mystery Hostess Party!!

I had my scensty launch party last night, along with my birthday party! What a fantastic night :) I was very surprised at how well my scentsy launch went! I had no plans of even trying to hit my 15 day goal, but now I am so close!!
So here's how this works, anyone that places an order off of my - Mystery Hostess Party! which you can find on my website, under my open party's, will win all the hostess rewards off the party. So even if you place a 5$ order, you still get entered to win!! Also if you sign up to receive my newsletter, then you also get entered to win a scent bar of your choice!!

I am super excited to meet this goal, and hope that with some help I can!! And alot of things are 10% off this month!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME, and here's the cute stuff I got in the mail yesterday!

Yep, today's my birthday, and yes for me it's kinda a deal ....lol

Here's what I got from Thirty One yesterday in my mailbox. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new Cindy tote!!

Have a wonderful day everyone :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Would you like to WIN the hostess benefits from my Scentsy launch party?

I am really trying to hit my strong start goal, I know, I know, I said that I wasn't going to do anything with this other online party's and retail orders. And well now I am finding myself really, really wanting to hit this goal. You can view the hostess benefits on my website- Nikki's Scentsy Website. And you can order off of my launch party! No min order either. We have some good specials this month, and I LOVE the Scent of the Month- Pixie. Also if you sign up for my newsletter- I will enter you in a drawing for a free bar!!

Feel free to pass this along to your friends :)

I will also be doing a Thirty One Hostess party the same way at the end of the month :)

Happy Shopping.

And here we go for the week!

Another week is here, another week full of lots of things to get done. I have my Thirty One open house this week, and truthfully I am terrified that not alot of people are going to there. I'm also for some silly reason, even though I only joined Scentsty because of how much I ordered- I REALLY want to hit that 500$ of sales in the 1st 15 days!!

Today is little one's first counseling appointment, and well I am scared for her. I am worried that things are not going to improve and she is going to need meds. But I will say this weekend, that we did use alot of time out for her target behaviors- No hitting, cursing, are the main two right now. And normally time out is a battle. It started out hard, and by the end of the weekend she wasn't happy, but she was going. So that's a sign in the right direction.

Hope you all have a great week :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

As if I didn't have enough going on.

As if I don't have enough going on in my life, I have now become a Scentsy Consulent! Mainly just to do online, and retail sales. You can check out my website here- Nikki's Scentsy Site! I have also having a "launch party" which you can order from online- I am trying to meet a goal of doing $500 in my 1st 15 days. So please check it out!

Also my Online Open house is going on for Thirty One right now- Thirty One Open House!! 

Oh and I work a full time job, have a child with ODD that we are getting intense treatment for, and we just bought a house that we have tons of work to do :) So I guess staying busy if good, then I am pleantey busy! I do hope that I can make enough extra off of both to do the things we need to do to the house, plus we have some hefty bills coming up in the next few months.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday Giveaway!!

I'm going to do a giveaway today, I'm pretty down and they make me feel better :) Oh and all previous winner's have been shipped out this week :) Thanks for understanding!!

So here's what you can win- a Thirty One Thermal Tote of your choice- you can view all of them here- Spring Catalog!!

Happy Birthday Kate, Being the parent of a child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Thank Goodness the Spring Catalog has come out!

This has probably been one of the hardest weeks of my life. We are starting intense treatment for my 7 year old. It's really hard, and I really feel alone in it. Her Dad understands, and some of my friends understand. But not everyone understands. And the people that think they understand, want to sit around my office and talk about how if I was consistent with my parenting, and set limit's then maybe my family wouldn't be going through this. And say things like I am using this to come and go as I please, REALLY PEOPLE, do you think that I want this for my daughter. Because I don't, but do I want to put in the time with her so that she can get better, of course I do. What I really would like is for people to mind their own business. If you can't be supportive, then by all means just don't say anything at all. So on to happier things-

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AMAZING NOW 15 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER!! I can't believe how fast the time has went. I'm really proud of all the things that she is doing with her life, and the good choices she is making. I am sure that we are going to get things with G under control, and that she will follow in her sister's footsteps- at least at school, because at home she still has the normal typical smart mouth teenage attitude! I am very, very blessed to have to amazing and wonderful daughter's- they really are my whole life!
This is a VERY old picture, but it's the only one that I on my computer right now :) 

In other exciting news, Thirty One's new Spring Catalog came out yesterday, you can take a look off of my website- Spring Catalog! I am super excited about it, and I am hoping that this will be a successful season for me with Thirty One, my "regular" job is not being very pleasant about having to work around G's appt's, even though I am approved for FMLA. So I am praying that I start doing really well. I am having a birthday/housewarming/open house next week, and I really hope that I have a good turn out. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What a long week

I can't believe that I haven't blogged in almost a week, trust me it has not be for lack of trying or wanting to. Moving has been such a pain. Not only that but I have sick for the last two days, so fun times. I have tons to post, and tons to talk about. But will need to try to do it tonight from home.
They have basically went ahead and said that G is showing alot of signs of ODD. Her first counselling appointment, where they just met with me in today, so please keep me in your thoughts!