More information on how to use Swagbucks


Hi everyone! What a week it has been.I have been  in bed all day on a Saturday. With Hashimotos Autoimmune Disorder and Fibromyalgia flare ups going on, this week has been super busy with overwhelming important days. I had a lot to think about and had to be on the top of the game everyday. Will explain all that in future post. I had posted at the beginning of the week about apps and sites I use to make money doing everyday things. I had a lot of questions involving the Swagbucks app. I decided to try and explain ways to make the bucks add up fast and add gift cards and/or paypal cash to your pockets quickly!

Using the link,, create a new account! ♥♥

Once you have created a account, Swagbucks will now ask you profile questions about your everyday life. It will need basic personal information, (name, address, age, location…). These are not questions so they can hack into your life. They are to set demographics, hobbies and info that will more personalize your swagbuck page.

They have lots of ways to make money and it adds up fast. You also get swagbucks for adding info to personalize offers for you with shopping, surveys, and daily task. There are daily goals to meet, which will give you bonus SB when you meet a first and second goal.

After all that is complete, watch the number at the top right corner of screen as it adds up. 100 swagbucks is $1.00 to get gift cards or cash. The more you add up, the higher the value. There is even card values where you can receive like a $25 Walmart card, for 2200 SB. That’s a $3 savings.

On Swagbucks home screen, left side, scroll down some. There is a daily to do list. There is a list of 8 task daily for you to do. Completing all of them not only gives you the points to add up your daily goal, but you will receive a bonus for finishing 6 out of 8  of the task daily. THEY ARE SUPER SIMPLE, FUN, AND CAN BE WIPED OUT IN LESS THAN A HOUR!

If you are a online shopper, and shop through swagbucks, you can get up to 20 SB per dollar spent. You even get SB, when redeeming to get gift cards. A couple times a month, they run a SWAGO game. It runs for a few days, and after activating your board, doing the task in each square, gives you winning patterns in order to win easy extra bucks. Starting Monday, they have search bucks collector bills. Randomly searching the swag app search bar, you win collector bills. Collect all of them for theme, and receive 50 extra bucks.

I hope these tips and tricks have helped and everyone enjoys the app. I am on year 2 maybe and have accumulated over  $500 in cash and gift cards. There are so many benefits to using this app, for watching short video clips, ads, discovering new content, getting freebies, taking surveys, and answering daily polls.

Let me know in the comments what you all think. Maybe if you have any more pointers to give to help others, feel free to add them.

My way of blogging!

I have been so excited to start blogging! I have read every article possible of how to have a successful blog. Talk about stress!

Tonight I thought to myself, why am I sweating this so much? I have been through so much in my life.
I have so much to share between experience, funny journeys, sad triumphs, life lessons…

I am gonna try this my way. I am gonna come on here and use it as a journal. Sometimes may just wanna chat talk, ask questions, meet more bloggers vent, laugh, cry or just want to jot down my thoughts. I hope to provide encourage other bloggers, get feedback, and also maybe can join along with others on my media pages, Etsy, and want to start a YouTube vlog also. 
I'm gonna put this out there. Please anyone out there who may see this, not only follow, but leave me suggestions in the comments on your ways of blogging.
 There sure is a lot to read on internet on blogging.
Very first thing to learn of me, I cannot concentrate and follow through if I don't understand or I feel like what I am doing has become "work". Blogging in my mind has always been journaling. Others read and lots of friendships become of this. sortve like pen pals!
I cant wait to see where this adventure takes me. I know I have a lot to learn. pointers and recommendations always appreciated,Lets do this together so this blog world doesn't seem as intimidating and scary!

Today is appt with specialist….

So I am sure I told all I have hypothyroidism along with fibromyalgia gerd, depression, anxiety, and 2 goiters on sides of my thyroid gland.

I have been on and off seeing doctors since 2003 for hypothyroidism. When all said and done, you have a butterfly 🦋 shaped gland towards middle of neck. Mine being hypothyroidism means I have an under active thyroid. Anytime over the years I would see a dr. I would explain what I am feeling ie. fatigue, pain, dizzy, throat really scratchy. I also have a really hard time losing weight. Every single dr would run blood work. I would get a call from dr office usually the next day. They want me back to be seen stat. STAT is a scary word.

Upon arriving back to dr, they always said we ran blood test, your thyroid levels are off the charts. They would say they’re gonna put me on a dose of synthroid, and all should be fine.

Ok so in my head, I’m thinking yea right. How can that little gland cause all these extreme symptoms? It’s just this thing in your neck. No way that can cause all these problems I have. To humor them I would take recommended thyroid med. All these years, even taking the med, I feel worse and worse. Meds got adjusted many of times, treat pain pain meds, anxiety and depression got their own meds, trouble staying awake (narcolepsy) meds, morning noon and night cocktails for 15 years!

Seen many different specialist. Always told nothing could be done, besides treating the symptoms. No matter what med I take thyroid still crazy levels. I feel like at this point I am never gonna BE FIXED, feel better and just go on until my end, with this lumpy butterfly 🦋 in my throat!

Over the years, specialist say, thyroid problems have stemmed off and caused me to have and be diagnosed with hashimotos autoimmune disorder. Great, another uncurable problem. Lol I have come to terms, never gonna have a good thyroid, deal with best I can with meds. When all said and done, this year, I just learned to cope, pain and anxiety meds took edge off, all other meds got each day bareable enough to go to the next day!

NOW THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO PUNISH ALL CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERERS, for the world being addicted, and drs and pharmacy all scared. What’s the answer to that??? Get all their patients off the meds! So now anyone who deals with these issues can no longer even take edge off the many symptoms, every time I go to dr, I hear Angie I have to cut them down. It’s the law. I cry. Yes I am dependent on many of these meds. They have been my treatment for last 15 years. THEY HELPED! I don’t want to be dependent on meds… I also don’t want to be in nonstop pain, sleep all day, up all night, worry constantly, anxiety through the roof!

Well all that babble done. I am praying 🙏🏻 today I go see a specialist at University of Michigan which I am praying will not only help with all these problems, but also god I pray, cure this 🦋🦋🦋🦋 so I can go on with life! I want to be happy, energetic, and pain free!!!! So all I can say, is let’s do it!!!! Wish me luck all! I wouldn’t wish a stubborn gland on anyone. I want to feel good!


Not forgetting about readers….

I have alot going on right now but will definitely be able to do more on blog through the weekend, so keep eyes open!

My daughter Daisie and I made this using tires. If you cant tell its the poo emoji lmao…. We had so much fun doing this and has become a great planter! Anyone have any DIY pics they would love to share?

Love my Peach
I absolutely love our relationship! Daisie is not only my daughter, she is huge hearted, compassionate, smart, and always here for me when I need her!

I Need Help and Opinions

I am making my own personal goal of getting my handmade crafts, as well as few other things out there for sale. I have some listed on Ebay, Etsy, and my mother in law has some of the jewelry I have created at a very trendy store offline. Can anyone out here give me some pointers? I will be spending the rest of today and hoping the whole day tomorrow listing them online. Its discouraging however, getting started. I have had these listed on Etsy for a long time. I have some likes and even favorites from some of them, but NO sales online.

I there anyone here having success with online sales and that could give me some pointers? I would love to use this as my way to become independent. I cant really work a full time “real” job with the disorders I have, and I want to find success in something and show my kids that no matter what you try, when giving your all, you can succeed.

Between my moneymaking sites, selling sites, and my blog, from today on out I will be giving my ALL. Please anyone reading this, share with your friends family and others that may have any tips. Have them follow me. Not only do I take all opinions and criticisms, but I have a great set of ears to help and be a good friend also!

Continuing onto part two…

Its crazy living one day after another wondering/ stressing about who will have lived their last day in my family. I find myself often asking GOD, What is my purpose here? How do I get through each day making the right decisions for all involved? Why did I have to marry a alcoholic? Why does this family get hit so hard with Vodka?

Bryan was always such a hard worker. He had a huge heart. The first night we met, (had our first date), he brought my mom flowers. Did the 500 questions my dad had for him and also showed proof of identification after receiving the 3rd degree from my parents. I loved him from day one. He always made me feel so special. I am not a very materialistic person. There wasn’t much I wanted that I didn’t get. I dont do well keep flowers alive. Bryan would always get me fake roses, make a bouquet with a Slim Jim in the middle.

We lived around 30-60 minutes away from each other. I thought from day one, this is the one for me! At the time I worked in a group home taking care of residents with down syndrome, and other similar disorders. I also on the side worked taking care of elderly people, and spent many years working at Rally’s. I really care about people and always felt like I was meant to be a caregiver. I wanted so bad from the time I was a little girl, to be a mom and have a family of my own. No matter what time of day or night it was, if I wasn’t working, Bryan and I was either on the phone for hours at a time, or we were together. I loved life. I was 300-400 lbs, very active, and a happy go lucky girl. Wasn’t searching for the “one”. It just happened.

We were young and whenever could spend time together, we did. We spent a lot of time with our families, enjoying life together and had a hangout. Friday nights were our night to go to Alice’s Bar. Alice’s was just a little hole in the wall bar. They made the best chicken wings and fries. Became my favorite place after hanging out and enjoying a few drinks, while playing the coin slot machines with card games. We carried on with this every Friday night for a few years. Bryan proposed to me on Christmas Eve really late at his aunt and Uncles house. We were all drinking so I wondered throughout the night, was it real? or was Bryan just asking because of amount he had to drink.

We were married, and like a lot of other woman, I was now waiting for the right time to want my family I dreamed of when I was a child. No matter what the situation was, it just never seemed like was gonna be okay financially for us to make it. We had both worked full time jobs, always did odd jobs on the side trying to make ends meet. When trying to figure out how to budget so we weren’t struggling so much, I figured out the two places money had to be cut down. The most money spent was on beer (Bud light), and cigarettes, (Newport). This shouldn’t be to hard. We just have to find cheaper thrills and can do this by changing brands. Cigarettes was easy. As long as menthol, we always found a cheaper alternative. I thought beer would be the same. Bryan started drinking Busch that was cheaper for more, 30 pack vs 24 of Bud light. This no drinking thing was easy for me. Unfortunately, wasn’t same with Bryan. If we could not afford the case of beer every 3-4 days, he would find way to cover a few 40 oz bottles to get through each night.

My dream came true…. I got pregnant. I was at a doctor apt finding out I have some thyroid issues. No big deal. Levels elevated but nothing med cant fix. I was at the Dr trying to find out why I didn’t get pregnant. We never used protection.  I had surgery when I was younger for erupted appendix. There was complications that kept me in hospital for like the first month of my 7th grade year. I was told then I may not be able to conceive when I got older. I was back to Dr to find out results of hormone levels and all that stuff to check for anything besides surgery, and thyroid disorder that could cause me to not be able to have a baby. I found out at the appointment I was in fact pregnant. I was so excited. I dreamed beforehand I had a baby boy. Always planned to have a son, then couple years later follow with a daughter. This would satisfy my purpose in life and meant the world to me.

Fast forward, 2016 I have my son Collyn 6/11/2003, and daughter Daisie 5/3/06. We are so close. I have my completed family. Throughout the years, Bryan had continued drinking his beer. He worked a lot, did so much for others, always made sure we were ok. The only issue was every single night, going to bed with my other half, completely wasted. To me this was so normal, I usually did not complain unless we were once again low on money. I never cared if we were rich or had all the fine things in life. Just happy to make it from one week to the next without red bills, or eviction notice! Bryan and I hardly ever argued or anything unless was over alcohol. I felt there was a problem where he could no longer go without, and when I shared concerns with him, his words “I have no problem at all drinking beer!” I now realize how much this “problem”, has changed our marriage, family, and the changes over the years in myself. I no longer was happy. I wanted to be home all the time. I went from being around people 24/7, and loving life to being a hermit, that wanted nothing to do with the social world. Through many attempts to quit drinking, things went back to normal after a week or so.

Beginning of 2016, Bryan went to detox. Was there overnight, no communication, while doing one meeting after another, in order to help him learn ways to live without the crave for alcohol. This lasted until insurance felt like should be “cured” and continue outpatient with meetings, stay sober and a day program to help. This alcohol has really changed our lives. However, for the first time since married, I thought maybe this was it. This was his answer to live alcohol free and a happy sober life. That alone was a huge challenge for me. I had to meet my husband all over again. Hoping can fall back in love, Hoping will help him health wise, alcohol would no longer be a strain on us, and hoping our marriage would be okay with a stranger walking in. I didn’t know sober Bryan. What if he dont like me anymore? What if I am not good enough, pretty, skinny…. Everything anyone could imagine going through my head, went there.

It was weird. I remember thinking through some hard times, wow he really stepped up for US. He really loves me and the kids and chose us over the beer. The kids were also in heaven. Even if daddy was crabby and yelling about anything, it was okay because he didn’t have any beer. Things got hard financially again. I remember one night, him saying, “I quit drinking so would not have these problems and still do, what was the point?” I remember feeling defeated at this point, but still hung in there with high hopes. Things started changing a lot. His moods went from one extent to another real fast. I realized I could not do this anymore. I am not gonna watch him and my kids all suffer, all while thinking Bryan is sober. He was still attending meetings, along with the day program. He received his chips for month sobriety, Bryan was so happy at this point. I went with him to meeting in which he received chip. There was a lot of useful sources, for people to use. meetings were full. I loved this feeling. We may be broke, losing one thing at a time. However I am married to a sober man!

Ha-ha. Devil played another joke on me! Bryan caved in. Not only to beer, but way worse. Bryan learned at the meetings, drinking vodka, is very easy to cover… I dont care what pro says it, There is a smell to vodka. All alcohol becomes extinguishable from the pores of the body. I know addiction is a disease, I know is alcohol is just like any other source feeding addiction. I know he cant reprogram his brain. I know the pain he suffers overrides the happiness of accomplishment… Why is it legal? I am so tired of this government saying heroine is top killer, they’re gonna crack down on users, lock them up. If they could tax it, make money off it, I 100% believe heroine would be legal. Hardly ever hear of VODKA being a killer. Take life saving meds away from patients, legalize pot to treat pain since found way to tax it…. Not even a whisper out here about self medicating with Vodka. Not gonna lie. The pain I feel every single day, from autoimmune disorders I have no control of, there’s not even a cure… No hope for less pain, yet 1 by 1, losing the medications that help me daily just get through… Yet others can down a pint, be pain free, legal, cheap, easy to sneak, and will take away all problems (for the day in their heads anyways)… Sounds tempting! Thankfully I have my kids to keep me from giving in to that temptation.

One day they will know, that they were chosen over everything by their mom. The thing that hurts the worse with Bryan, when all is said and done, it feels like the love he has for me and our kids, isn’t stronger than the feeling a pint can give for a few hours. I dont blame him now however. I dont think that he will survive his body going through withdrawals again. Everyone ask me how do I get through each day, in pain, doing everything I can to make other lives easiest as can. All I can think is I cant give up. I cant let my body rest. I cant “check-out”! The kids need me. Oma,  Bryans mom, does all possible to help. We’ve jumped so many hurdles together. My mom and dad do all they can. I hate asking for help. Saving that until my body shuts down more uncontrollably. Until then, the kids, Oma, my mom and dad, and I are a team. We, (Collyn, Daisie, and I), would be under a bridge by now without the support of the gees (grandparents) give!