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I live outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in a small country town called Dauphin. I was born in Clearwater, Florida but relocated here with my parents who were both in the military. We moved here to be closer to family. I ended up moving closer to where things were "busier" in my late teenage years, but realized how much the quietness and feelings of community support meant to me as i got a little older. Here, I can see the stars. Here, I can sit by the bonfire with friends, explore nature just by walking out of my front door and most importantly feel more a part of my community. I have a "domestic partner" as most internet surveys put it whom I have been with for 12 years now. Was not always easy, but we seem to always get through! We have 2 wonderful children together. We have an 8 year old daughter and a 1 1/2 year old daughter (Yes, 2 girls :/). After I had my first child, I wanted to make sure I could provide the best life I could for my family, so I enrolled in a local University. After a few years of balancing motherhood and nightclasses I finally graduated with my Associates Degree in General Studies and a focus in Anthropology. After I graduated my daughter started school, I decided to get back in the workplace. Well, after only working for a few months, I found out I was having another child. My pregnancy was difficult which resulted in me having to put my career on hold. After a long (seemed like a lifetime) pregnancy and the birth of our second child, I once again attempted to return to work. Now I understand more why so many mothers stay home. The cost of daycare will leave you feeling so unaccomplished at the end of the day. I felt like I was working for nothing. I was spending all of this time away from my children. I would come home to a frantic schedule of Getting the kids off the bus,quick get dinner started,help do homework, make sure everyone ate dinner, bath, bedtime, clean up the house, dishes and THEN i could rest (Kind of). It was so much more stress on me and I was only coming out with an extra $50-$100 every 2 weeks after paying for daycare. I have decided to stay at home but continue to bring some enlightenment to others. I will provide reviews of products, amazing ways to save money, how to make extra cash and write about my experiences with Kids, Life, Travel, Money etc.

Do You Usually Go With Serious Or Funny Greeting Cards?

I am starting a line of greeting cards! This is the first one to be posted. What do you guys think? There is a link below where you can check back to see new cards! I always love to hear you guys feedback so leave me a message saying what card you will be buying next! Funny or serious? I am a pun lover so expect to see a bunch of fun pun greating cards!


Enlightened Life Store Is Now Open!!

I have been working on bunch of projects and working to set up Enlightened Life Store and ITS FINALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

I will be adding new items to the store on a regular bases so be sure to keep checking back!

** I also do personalized and custom work by request, So if you see things that spark your interest and would like to have something made custom to you, Send an e-mail with what you would like done! **

Are you getting ready to have a wedding and looking for personalized signs? Do you want something to commemorate your friends or family? Maybe you are looking for new décor for your home! We do it all!





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Getting ready for Spring…

I started my chili pepper plants a little early this year.  They seem to be doing alright, but have been bending and reaching to try to get more sunlight.  I decided to try out a new led #growlight strip to try to boost their ability to photosynthesize.

           So far it seems like a great product; inexpensive and easy to install and use.  I made a small L-shaped frame for the lighting using an 8 ft. furring strip and a couple small screws. It is wedged into the window so that I can avoid putting holes in the window frame. This also allows me to move it upward easily as the plants grow.


The only criticism I have with the product is that the adhesive backing wasn’t sticky enough to hold permanently (at least to unfinished wood) but I used u-shape wire clips to hold it up so it was only a minor nuisance. All in all, I am very pleased with this led light strip.  Time will tell how effective it is. Hopefully, this provides enough additional light to keep the plants going until it’s warm enough to bring them outside.  I will be sure to do a few updates on the progress of the plants.


Olympic spirit should be our default setting. #OlympicPeace

It is a beautiful thing to see, athletes from all over the world joining together for a week of competition, sportsmanship, and peace. The Olympics represents the unity and camaraderie that we, as residents of Planet Earth, can share. Nations long at war, put aside their differences for a time, in favor of fairness and athletic achievement.

This way of treating our fellow human beings, does not have to be a one week phenomenon, only possible every two or four years. We must attempt to seek common ground and shared goals on a daily basis. Athletes and Artists have long led the way in unifying our world. We can live in a world of peace and even use our pain and pride and violent instincts to bring joy instead of more suffering. So, create, compete, and coexist. We are more than just the sum of our parts.