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I'm so glad you have come across my little nook in the cyber world. Here I strive to be real and inspire. I talk about my walk in faith as a Christian, motherhood, the loss of my child, and anything else that crosses my mind. Join me for a minute and relax?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Our Souvenir from the Pocono's

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while... you all know that I got married in August and we had our Honeymoon in Pocono PA. It was an amazing place where we enjoyed every bit of our time.

As of October 31st, it's been confirmed that Hubby and I are expecting our second baby. That's right we have a lifetime souvenir from our honeymoon. This is super exciting for us. Yes, we threw out any means of prevention and it didn't take us long to get our wish to complete our little family.

We have already picked out a boys name, which Hubby is hoping for. Either way I'm going to be happy with whatever the baby ends up being... as long as the baby is healthy. I'm 11 weeks along and heard the heartbeat for the first time on Halloween. This definitely beats trick or treating. I'll be going back on the 15th of November for our first ultrasound. This has me super stoked.

So, now there is another direction my blog will go in. Not only will it center on Mommy stuff but also on the journey of this pregnancy. So, I'd love it if all of the followers out there come along with me on this journey.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

General Update on The Buda Family

Tis the season for the colds to begin. The weather where I live has been super crazy. The other day it was 70 degrees out and today will be about the same. As of later this week... it's only supposed to be in the 50s. Perfect formula for colds.

My little princess has missed four days (today included) because of her cold. I hate her missing school but her health is much more important to me. I'm doing what I can for her although I've been feeling down as well. But that's a Mommy's job and I wouldn't want to change it for the world.

I also wanted to share some of our wedding photos. I haven't had the chance to... so take a moment and enjoy. Share your thoughts in the comments. I'd love to hear what you think.

The Groom with his Best Man, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer and my Dads.
Myself (The Bride :) )
The Flower Girl
Those are the favs I have so far. I'm still waiting on the photographer to send us the professional ones he took. Once I get those... I'll share more. What do you think so far?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

School and the Bus Stop

Normally I'm the only one waiting for the bus at the end of my driveway.  As I've been standing here... I noticed something.  High school kids don't care anymore. 

Which brings me to a story I read about:
A 17 year old female was driving with two of her friends.  She asked them if they wanted to die and purposely ran off the road causing an accident.

This makes me think that those under 18 or even 21 should not be allowed to get their license.  A few people began to argue with me over this.  Saying age isn't the issue its the girls mental state.

I look at it this way.... if by law kids weren't allowed to drive until either 18 or 21.... that situation would have never happened.

As a parent, what do you think?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wedding and Vacation

Hey all... I'm back with an update.  First and foremost ...I'M MARRIED! The wedding was a success and turned out beautiful.  I'm so grateful for all the friends and family that shared the day with us. Here is a look into this event.

Our daughter made a beautiful flower girl. My cousins son was the ring bearer. We had two bridesmaids and Groomsman. 

Shortly after we took our honeymoon and vacation.  We went to the Poconos to the resort here and it was beautiful. 


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Fun

As I'm taking my breather for the night, I'm reflecting on the time spend and the upcoming moments that are left for the summer. This weekend is our camping trip. Next weekend is our wedding.  Then off to our honeymoon. 

After we come back, my nephew's first birthday is that weekend.  The following Monday my daughter starts school.

Where did time go? This summer went too quickly.  Do you feel the same way?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Wow, it's been hot lately. It seems the air conditioner isn't even working the way it should because of how hot it is. So... Our fourth went well. I hope everyone else had a great day. I wanted to share our day with you in pictures...

My sister and my cousin's wife with their babies

My Cousin's Son enjoying the water

My sister and nephew

My soon to be hubby and our daughter
My little family enjoying time together
Then once we were finished at the pool we went and enjoyed some fireworks. I didn't get many pictures here because of it being dark. Hope you enjoy the photo's and have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Less than Two Months

Here I am again to check in with everyone. I sort of can't wait until after the wedding so I can begin blogging here everyday again. The wedding plans are stressful but coming along. The closer it gets.. the more anxiety I feel but I'm sure it comes with the whole wedding/getting married thing.

Below is a sample of my wedding invites that I chose..... What do you think?

I love it because it reminds me of my favorite author: Edgar Allan Poe!!! Next on the list is gathering the rest of the decorations and getting odds and ends that are left.

I want to thank everyone who has followed me on this journey and I will be back later for another up date. I hope you enjoyed this one. Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crazy busy

Wow it's been forever since I've actually took the time to post on this blog. My writing blog seemed to have taken over. I apologize for that. I'm trying hard to reach my deadline for my upcoming book, Silenced.

You can find more information on my work and many other Authors on my other blog, The Writing World.

At this time, I'm looking for a few people who would like to help me add some life to this blog. Guest posts are welcome. Must be family oriented. Contact me if you're interested.

The wedding planning is going. Very stressful. I'd like to know who the person is that thought it was a brilliant idea to make this occasion so big.  I'm down to two months and I think I'm going to loose my mind. Things are crazy right now.

If anyone has any tips for a bride, feel free to post about them below.....

Thank you for taking the time to read and leave comments (if anyone does)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mid-Month Update for April

It's been a while since I've posted. Sorry about that. Things around here are crazy. I've been working hard on my newest book which is untitled at the moment. I've been doing book reviews like crazy as well as author interviews on my other blog, The Writing World.

I've been being a momma to one special little girl. I'm so proud of her. She's been making great grades in school and has been learning so much.

I wanted to do a little shout out:

Congratulations to my niece, Rae Lee Danielle !!!!! Her name is in today's paper for HIGH HONORS for the third nine-week grading period.

Congratulations to my daughter, Emma. She also made HIGH HONORS this grading period.

I'm proud of both of you. Keep up the GOOD WORK !!!!!

If you would like to keep in contact with me and you're a reader or writer, feel free to visit my writing facebook page

I do have a review coming up for a children's book on bullying. Keep your eyes open for it. I think this is a great one and it was fun to read with my daughter. (The million times she's asked me to read it and the number keeps getting higher.)

I'm still making progress on my wedding. Although I don't have pictures to post on it today. There are some things I can't due to the groom. He might see the post and well... as tradition says.. he can't see some of the stuff.

How's your weekend going? 

Mine is rather busy. I've been making great progress on my book, which I will be telling all my readers about soon on my writing blog and facebook. 

So there you have it. Our round about update. 

I'd love to hear some exciting news from you. If you have any to share, feel free to leave them in the comments below. 

Have a wonderful week!!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wedding Progress Update #2

I'm back with a small update as to how everything is going for the wedding planning. As everyone who's read the last post knows, we are doing a punk theme and colors are hot pink and black.

We figured out a few more things that I can share with you. Such as the bridesmaids dresses and the flower girl dress. They will be personalized to our colors but it will give you an idea. So, here's the flower girl dress:

We are going to go the waist accented with hot pink instead of the ivory you see here. She'll carry a basket that is hot pink and black filled with hot pink and back rose pedals. Along with that, she's be wearing a pair of tennis shoes under neath that are also rep of the wedding colors.

Next is the bridesmaids dresses:

Once again with this one... under the breast area will be hot pink. Their accessories they've chosen will pop the punk. Along with flat shoes as well.

I do wish I could share my dress with you but seeing how I can't.... I will share my garter though...

Hope you enjoyed the peek inside our plans..... until next time... Happy Easter to you all.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Exciting and Stressful.... Who would have thought it??

I mentioned a while ago that my fiance and I set a date for our wedding. This I must confess has consumed a great bit of my time along with my blog for readers and writers. So, I found a few minutes to jump on here and share the plans so far with my awesome readers. At first, I had no clue how I wanted to do my wedding. I just picked two colors I though would be great with no great meaning to them. I began planning based on these colors. After about two months, I came to realize that I wanted a unique wedding. One that will stand out and be remembered because of the colors, theme, and small tid bits within.

So, my fiance and I began talking. We aren't your normal couple. We are know to always do things backwards or up side down if possible. So, why not do this with the wedding as well. So, we decided to add a theme and spice up the colors a bit. The first colors of choice was baby blue and baby pink... but this isn't us at all. Now the final colors are our favorite. Hot pink and black. I'm sure you can guess which color I like and which one he likes.

Then we decided that the frilly and pretty aspect that reminds you of a princess .... wasn't me either. So, our new theme is..... Punk!!! The idea's that my wedding party has thrown around brought about some awesome idea's. I'd like to share with you my plans from this point out with the wedding and then after we get back from our honeymoon, I'd love the chance to share my pictures with you.

How many of you would like to follow along with the details and share your thoughts??

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Book Design- Silenced

Hey everyone,

I just finished up the first of several book cover designs I'm doing for my book. I wanted to share it with everyone and see what they think of it. So here it is:

So what do you think?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who-ville Hair Day.....

  This week is Read Across America Week. Today is a rather fun day. Lil Miss's school sent home and event calendar where they asked the students to do different things each day. Well, today's event is Who-ville Hair day where all students are asked to wear their hair like a Who-ville citizen. I just loved the outcome of Lil Misses look and just had to share it with you. Take a look:

I loved this. It's so much fun but she wasn't impressed or excited.

I couldn't get her to wear a different pair of shoes.... but other then those... How do you think we did?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Emotional Basket Case

If you've been following along with my story, you know I recently got a full mouth of dentures. This process has been less then satisfying. I haven't wore them like I should. As a matter of fact, I really haven't worn them. Today's been the longest which has been six hours so far. I'm trying to keep them in until the adhesive gives.

At this point, most of the pain is gone. I was having bad pain with just placing them in my mouth. But I had an adjustment done yesterday. They feel a lot better. Although I think I may need to go back because I think they need to be adjusted again.

I'm not really sure how to feel about this. I want to look like myself again. But I feel I look different. Like weird, different. I was hoping for so much and I'm scared that I may be disappointed in the end. At this time, I really can't eat with them in.... and that's a shame because it's one of the reasons why I needed to get them. Even soft foods are difficult. In all honesty, it's really hard eating food you can't feel on the roof of your mouth. Drinking liquids aren't so hard. I've pretty much mastered that.

So, anyone with dentures....I have a question... How can I begin eating foods I love? I wanna eat a steak.. but have no idea how I'm going to get there.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Come and Share.... Exciting

I'm inviting everyone over to my Facebook page to share..... whatever they long as it's not misleading, spam, or inappropriate. If you have a blog post you'd like to share... post a link.... the same with your website or your own Facebook page. I'll be accepting the posts up until Sunday.

Perhaps adding in your link and checking out others .... you can find a new blog or page to follow... and hey, you may even make a new friend.

Come on over and start posting. :) RaeBeth's Corner Facebook Page

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

To You from Me

Wishing everyone a day filled with love, hugs, kisses, and laughter. I hope you have a great day. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Writing World...

Hey there,

As some of you have probably noticed, I haven't really posted much within the past week. This is due to me launching my new/old blog called The Writing World. I created this blog last year to use sort of like a journal for my journey to being published. I've made some more recent changes. I'm now doing book reviews there. I'm looking for Authors who are interested in doing guest posts, interviews, or join in for an Author Spotlight.

I'm looking into doing book giveaways, while you're there please answer the poll to add your opinion.

If you're interested, please take a moment to check it out. I'd love to hear from you.

You can visit The Writing World here.

Also, if you would, Please visit The Writing World on Facebook to keep up to date on all posts, learning more writing tips, and support me in my journey.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Smile.... not so easy now.....But it will be!!

I didn't get to post yesterday because....... I got my dentures!!!! Man, this is different. I'm having mixed feelings about them. There nice and I like them. But the adjustment process may take me a while. I didn't keep them in all day yesterday. I had some bone shaved down in a spot which made it really sore. As of today, I've had them in so far for a half an hour. Which to some wouldn't sound like an accomplishment... but to those who know what I'm going through for the complete first day... each hour is an accomplishment that I'd love to celebrate. The first day is the hardest.

Man, I feel like I'm a Saint Bernard. I'm slobbering so much. (LOL) Yes, you can laugh because I am. The dentist said this is normal and will last about a month depending on my body. I'm trying not to use the adhesive right now. I plan on using it once I can wear the dentures all day. This way I'm not wasting the adhesive.

I haven't tried to eat with them yet. Not sure really how to do this one. I was told to start with soft foods and work my way up. I'm not sure if I'm ready to try eating with them yet. Like yesterday when I came home, I was thirsty. So, I grabbed something to drink... yeah... that didn't work out so well. The drink ended up all over me instead of in my mouth. I was like "WTF???" These were supposed to help. LOL Thank God it was a little bit of soda and not hot coffee. That could have been bad.

To give everyone an idea of the steps I went through.... here are some pictures:

Here is what my teeth looked like before my surgery...

Swelling after surgery

Waiting for my gums to heal....

Trying them on ... although they weren't completely finished.

The finished look... taking them home to start the adjustment phase of this journey.

I want to thank everyone who has passed on their tips and suggestions to me. Thank you for being so kind and offering words of encouragement. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments I have gotten over the past few months. I must say.... I have some pretty awesome people reading my blog!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dangers of Caffeine

For the past few weeks, I haven't felt quite right. I thought it was part of the virus/bug I had. I felt tired, weak, and had was really nauseous. It seemed like it only got worse when I ate something and for some reason, I even got severe stomach pain.

After going through the "sick" feelings for about two weeks, I decided that perhaps it was something more than just the normal virus making me feel this way. I began to do a little research. I evaluated my everyday life to see what I was doing that could possibly contribute to the way I feel.

I came across something very surprising. It very well may be that I drink way too much caffeine. Let me explain, I'm not one to drink water. (Yeah, shame on me.. I know) But honestly, most people I know drink a little bit but not the required amount. I start my morning with a pot, yes pot, of coffee. Then, I drink soda. (Bad habits) Toward the afternoon, I make about a half of a pot of coffee and drink it as I'm helping my daughter with her homework. Once it's gone (and I don't always finish every pot I make), I might drink water or juice.

I decided last night that maybe the stomach pains and feeling of nausea was from too much caffeine. As I'm writing this, I'm amazed by how bad my diet really is. I never actually realized it. It was easy to get into this routine with my past experiences with eating. As some of you know, I am currently recovering from a full mouth extraction and getting dentures. (No the diet is not the cause) Over the past five years, my diet changed from solids to liquids because I couldn't chew. Therefore, coffee helped take away the hunger feeling and gave me the energy I needed to get through the day. The end resulted in how I'm living now.

So, if you're like me... before your problem becomes worse or even your health... you may want to continue reading about the Dangers of Caffeine. (I didn't realize how bad it actually is for you)

1. Caffeine can help contribute in Panic Attacks. When drinking caffeine, it wakes us up. (One reason people love to drink it) It causes the "fight-or-flight" response in our body. When consuming high amounts of caffeine, fight-or-flight instinct gets reduced to panic attacks. Some reaction that can occur are your hands becoming sweaty, your heart quickens, you experience shakiness, and then even may feel like something bad is going to happen. (Panic attack)

2. Caffeine is addictive. Yes, not sure if you knew this but it is. It's just like any other type of drug out there. Our bodies get used to the caffeine we ingest every day. Once there's an ongoing pattern, we even crave the caffeine. If the craving isn't addressed... we can have negative side affects like headaches, being tired, irritable, and even feel depressed.

3. Caffeine contributes to dehydration. Even though coffee, soda, and any other drinks that contain caffeine are liquid... caffeine can dehydrate you. So, in reality... it's not a great thing. I'm sure you agree.

4. Caffeine can be connected to stomach cramping and feeling nausea. When drinking caffeine in a short amount of time (depending on your tolerance) this can make you nauseous. Some people drink coffee in the morning, maybe a soda at lunch, and drink tea for the remaining parts of the day with little to no water in between. This is an over load of caffeine. And not so great for your body. It can cause anxiety, jitters, headaches, lightheadedness , in addition to the nausea.

So from doing this research, I know I'll be slowing down and watching my intake of caffeine. I deal with anxiety issues and depression. This started even before I began my intake of so much caffeine. The caffeine just makes those symptoms worse. I know I'll struggle with finding other (non caffeine) drinks to drink during the day.... but I got to find out if this is the reasons why I feel sick.

How much caffeine do you consume in a day? Did you find this post useful?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Smile.... just Smile!!!

I have another update for the progress with my dentures. I had another fitting done yesterday. But the most exciting part is that the dentures are a week from being pretty much done. I'll be bring them home next week to try them out. As long as things go as planned. Here's the new look. 

They aren't all the way done. So I'll post a new picture once they are. I'm really glad this journey is almost over. All I have to do is fight through the pain and get used to them. Then, I'll finally be free. I won't be held back from life because of my teeth any longer!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Half Way There.....

If you've been following along with my blog (that I've terribly neglected the past few days) you'll know the fight I have been going through the past few years. If not, I encourage you to take a look at them. I've shared every aspect of the struggle and I'd even like to believe that I've inspired a few out there.

So the reason for this post is to announce that as of today, I'm two weeks away from this process being over. As long as everything works out right, I should have my brand new dentures on Jan 31. Last Wednesday and today have been my latest appointments. On Jan. 11, the denture process started. I went to make the first impression for them. It was uncomfortable but a relief all in one. Today I went back and tried out the wax version of the impression to get the measurements perfect. The first impression was made into a wax impression where they melted the wax down to fit my mouth. I also got to pick out the shade of white for my "teeth".

It feels so great. I never thought this process would ever be here. And here I am. Excited. To give you the very brief look into the past, I'll share a photo with you with how bad my teeth were (as well as my health) due to my teeth. It's very important to take care of them. (Which I did but had no control due to other health issues) So, here I am in Nov of last year right before my surgery:

Every tooth in my mouth was bad. I couldn't eat solid foods and cold foods/drinks hurt. I couldn't really brush them either due to them being so brittle. When I was born, I was sick. The meds they gave me ate the enamel off of my teeth. So, it didn't matter how much I took care of them... they'd still end up like this.....

After about 5 years of fighting, I now look like this. And I'm proud of it. I got my life back. Yes it was at the cost of my teeth but it's the best thing I ever did. I have no regrets.

I absolutely love this picture. The next photo of me will be right after I put in the finished dentures at the dentist office. So, I wanted to thank everyone who supported me in the process. And for those who look at these pictures and judge them..... I pray that one day you will have the ability to understand. I also would suggest you reading the post I did a while ago titled..."Think before you speak."

I am proud of who I am and what I look like. This journey has shown me not to judge others by their looks because you have no idea what they are going through, it's taught me to be thankful for everything in my life (both little and big), and it's taught me exactly what happiness feels like. AND IT FEELS GREAT!!!!

Thanks so much for reading. I really hope this post has touched you in some way and made a difference in your life.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

The Circle of Sorcerers: Mages of Bloodmyr: Book #1 By Brian Kittrell (Review)

Title: The Circle of Sorcerers: Mages of Bloodmyr: Book #1
Author:  Brian Kittrell

ISBN: 9780982949528
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Description: When Laedron Telpist's sorcery training is interrupted by a knock on the door, what once seemed a proper profession must now be hidden. In a world where priests and mages vie for the limitless power of the elements and a new Grand Vicar has sworn death to all sorcerers, Laedron is tossed into a nightmare which would see his destruction at every turn.

From the home shores in western Sorbia, through the Cael'Brilland heartlands, and even across the seas to the great city of Azura, Laedron finds himself embracing old friends, consorting with unlikely allies, and confronting potent enemies. As he struggles to train himself in spell craft, Laedron must face that he lives in a time when the utterance of a simple spell could be the signature on his death warrant.

The Circle of Sorcerers takes you on an unexpected journey with it's main character- Laedron Telpist. Laedron is a Sorcerer in the making. During his training, an unexpected event forces him to learn faster then he expects. He finds some great friends and they all go into a journey to fighting. In this world, Priests and Mages go into battle for power. Laedron and his friends are put right in the middle of this battle shortly after leaving home.

I enjoyed reading about Laedron and his journey. The story is packed with adventure and leaves the reader wanting more. The Character's are written in such a way where they stay with the reader even after the end of the book. The end of the book ended rapidly which took me by surprise. I'm definitely looking forward to the second book.

If this sounds like a book you'd enjoy, scroll on down and enter into the giveaway to win a copy of your own.

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