About lil' ole me... And the purpose of this site

I am a 43 years young divorced female with two young children living at home (son 8 3/4's lol and my daughter 6 1/2), as well as two grown daughters with children of their own (yes, I am a meme). Six months after my divorce my teen daughter became pregnant and started going into preterm labor from 21 weeks until she had a wonderful son at 33 weeks. When he was born even though he was in great shape to be seven weeks early he had to stay in NICU until he reached term. Well needless to say I couldn't leave my young scared daughter in the hospital by herself (she pretty much stayed in the hospital until having her son), so I was there with her. All of that time off of work, work wasn't waiting on me when all was done. So there I was with three of my children, two very young at this time, and a grandchild without an income. Savings and 401K only goes so far and I couldn't find a job paying more than $10 an hour for the next three years.... So I thought this must be time to go back to college. My daughter found a wonderful guy and was married a little over a year ago. Fast forward three more years and here I am.

Since I lost my job, I have found in order to make my home the way it needs to be and to have things for my children, I have had to find a way to do things for nothing or almost nothing. This is what my post are all about, saving you time, money, and having the information you need to do it right the first time. I hope to do this through what I have found and learned, what I found to work and what did not, as well as the most important part... YOUR COMMENTS and feedback!!! It doesn't matter how much money we have, if we can decorate our homes, have things for our children, and have get together's that people will never forget with less money reusing and/or re-purposing items we should.
School has taken so much of my time with classes and studying I was not able to spend the time with my children they deserve,I have taken the summer off as well the following year to spend more time with them to instill the things they need at this young age. They will be older not wanting me around soon enough :'/ Since I have been out I have been busy doing a baby shower for my daughter including everything from the fondant to the signs, she is due with twins the first of July (I do not believe she will make it past the middle of June, we will see) and getting started on some of the many things I want to redo, make, and build. When doing my daughters shower I felt like I needed to start a blog giving information I couldn't find in one place so others could. Then my youngest daughters kitchen I found so many great projects to give me inspiration but none had all of the answers to things I needed. And now working on my back yard and deck trying to get it to a comfortable, beautiful place we want to spend the summer, I still have not been able to find all of the answers I was looking for must less all in one place. These things have led me to believe I need to share the answers and the problems I have encountered so others looking for the same information will not have to spend hours looking for them (and getting stuck on Pinterest, I may need intervention soon!!) Or making the mistakes I did from not finding the correct answers, ways, or techniques. I will also let you know how the answers I found turned out... If it was GREAT advise, not so good, or if I am wondering if I might have done something wrong, some may even be call outs to you. If I can't find the answer, I am sure others haven't as well and we need you...
I am sharing links to websites and/or blogs I have found most useful to the left. I can not get all of the past links in overnight please be patient with me and I promise to get them all up as well as adding current ones as I happen upon them. If you have any other ideas that will make my page, how to's, links, etc. better please let me know!! I have made a link to the left to contact me and I promise to get back with you quickly, if I will be out of touch for a couple of days I will update and let you know.
The name of my blog "Be you, Be YoUnique". This came from my belief in the importance being yourself and being true to you above all else. This is the only way you can be the person you need to be for yourself and for your family and children. I will also be posting information on healthy ways of doing this, I am very active in making a better me each day and would like to share the things I have learned and/or links to the sites I have found the information.
Please contact me with any questions, if I don't know the answer I will do my best to find them. I'm sure I will need the information and/or the next visitor will!!! Please also make comments on anything that you have a thought about, a correction to, a better way of doing things, etc. along the way. This site can not be what I intend it to be without your help!!!
And NEVER FORGET!!! Be you!! Be YoUnique!!!

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