Tizzy Says… https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:30:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 117958096 Easy Tips To Speed Up Your Move https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/05/08/easy-tips-to-speed-up-your-move/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/05/08/easy-tips-to-speed-up-your-move/#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 23:57:10 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1192 Let’s just say that moving is not my favorite thing to do. In fact, I always really dread it. It just takes up so much time, it’s hard on your joints and muscles, and the packing process is the worst! If only there were quick and easy ways to speed up your move and then

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Let’s just say that moving is not my favorite thing to do. In fact, I always really dread it. It just takes up so much time, it’s hard on your joints and muscles, and the packing process is the worst! If only there were quick and easy ways to speed up your move and then forget about the process after. Wouldn’t that be great?! I think so. Well, after many moves, I have figured out ways to speed up the moving process (but it still requires work). Here are some of my best tips:



Pack Up The Hardest Room First



Always tackle the hardest room first. The reason for this is because if you are dreading a certain room or space in your home, you will keep putting it off until the very last minute and that will put a lot of unnecessary stress on you. When you get the worst out of the way first, you are more inclined to finish the rest of your home because you feel accomplished, motivated, and ready to take on the rest of your home. In addition to starting with the hardest room, I also always recommend starting early. Start packing and cleaning before you actually need to. That way, on the day of the move, it can be as stress-free as possible.



Set A Timer





If you are having a hard time getting motivated to actually pack and/or clean, setting a timer can help a lot. This not only will force you to get the work done, but it will make you get the work done faster, instead of dilly-dallying and putting it off. I take advantage of this method in all aspects of my life (incorporate it into your work day and you will see how beneficial it is!), but when you use it for packing and cleaning, things will speed up and motivate you along the process.



Utilize Atlanta Peach Movers Services



If you really want to speed up the moving process and forget about it afterward, use a moving company such as Atlanta Peach Movers! They have over 30 years of proven experience being Atlanta, Georgia’s top full-service moving company for local and long distance moving services. With their fleet of 38 vehicles, they are prepared for whatever you throw their way and over the years, they have become the #1 moving company in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta Peach Movers truly goes above and beyond your expectations, in order to earn your trust and become your movers for life.



All of the Atlanta Peach Movers employees are professionally trained and they all go through an extensive training program, which is unlike any other in the industry. They say, “We call it “Peach University,” an on-site training facility where our moving staff receives intensive instruction and practice in the careful handling of our customer’s belongings. Every employee is thoroughly trained before ever participating in a move, and all employees are required to revisit the training facility for continued instruction throughout the year. We have one of the lowest claims percentages in the country because we make sure our professional movers do the job right the first time.” This means that you can relax and have peace of mind knowing that your furniture and valuables will be safe in the hands of trained and knowledgeable moving professionals.



Atlanta Peach Movers offers moving services such as long distance, international, antiques, storage, packing, moving supplies, and more. Their mission is to make the moving process a “red carpet experience” for every single customer and their daily goal is to anticipate the needs of their customers by utilizing the latest technology and equipment, along with hiring knowledgeable staff. When you use Atlanta Peach Movers, your needs will become their #1 priority, they will offer you superior customer service, and they will provide the safest and most dependable relocation services.



President and CEO of Atlanta Peach Movers, Orlando Lynch, has worked tirelessly since 1987 “to become one of the most recognized and respected leaders in the Southeast relocation industry and to create not only Georgia’s largest moving and storage company, but the region’s best, with an unwavering emphasis on customer service and quality.” His hard work and effort with Atlanta Peach Movers has been rewarded with many awards and honors such as being named the “2012 Affiliate of the Year – Atlanta Board of Realtors”, and “2011 Vendor of the Year” by the Women of AT&T – Atlanta Chapter, as well as being named the “2010 Supplier of the Year” by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.





Don’t Wait To Unpack



When you do get into your home, do not wait to unpack or you will never get around to it! Instead, start unpacking from day one. Once you get everything out of the boxes, it will make putting away your items that much easier because you can actually see the progress happening with your own eyes.






~Tizzy Says…New home. New adventure. New memories.





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5 Great Gifts For Your Boss https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/04/15/5-great-gifts-for-your-boss/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/04/15/5-great-gifts-for-your-boss/#respond Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:02:24 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1174 Shopping for anyone can be difficult, but shopping for your boss can be even harder since it is not likely that you know them too well personally. You want to be able to give them a thoughtful, heartfelt gift, but where do you even start? I have gathered a few ideas to get you moving

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Shopping for anyone can be difficult, but shopping for your boss can be even harder since it is not likely that you know them too well personally. You want to be able to give them a thoughtful, heartfelt gift, but where do you even start? I have gathered a few ideas to get you moving in the right direction to find some great gifts for your boss.

Watches

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I know that watches are a relic of the past now that most of the world uses their smartphones to keep track of time. However, if you have an older boss, chances are they still use a watch. MVMT is an affordable brand that gives you high-class watches at a great price for both men and women. They all come beautifully boxed, which saves you time finding the right box to put your gift in. You can even go and extra step and take the watch to be engraved if you want to make it more personal.

Gag Gift


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Do you have a boss that has a wicked sense of humor? Then a gag gift might be just what the doctor ordered. There are tons of great gag gifts out there just for bosses. They vary from cute funny to downright crude. To be safe, you might want to air on the side of caution when looking for the perfect gag gift. Don’t go vulgar unless you know for sure your boss won’t get offended. If you end up getting overwhelmed at the amount of great gag gifts out there, you can never go wrong with a funny coffee mug.

Massage/Spa Day

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Does your boss look like he/she needs a day off to just relax? Are they always looking like they work too hard? Then, you can give them the perfect gift of a massage or a spa day. If you are on a tight budget, do not fear. You can find some amazing massage and spa day deals on Groupon. One-hour massages can be found as low as $40, and your boss will likely appreciate the thoughtfulness of a gift that allows them to take some time to just be pampered.

Personalized Ink Pen

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If you are looking for a classy gift that won’t cost you an arm and a let, then a personalized ink pen might be the right choice for you. You can find some really great ones on Amazon for a fraction of what it would cost in a store while still getting a quality pen. The bonus is that this will be a gift that your boss will likely get a lot of use out of. After all, he/she needs something to sign all that paperwork with…am I right?

Personalized Plaques From East Point Foundry

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If none of the above gifts feel personal enough or you need something more to celebrate your boss or a recent accomplishment of theirs, then you need to check out what East Point Foundry has to offer. They offer a wide variety of bronze plaques that you can totally customize from shape to size to adding likenesses and your own text. The possibilities are really endless, and your boss will have a gift that will last forever.

A little info about the company: The president and owner of the Atlanta-based company, East Point Foundry, Scott Livingston acquired the foundry in 1997 and he has seen tremendous growth since then. Now, “East Point Foundry is proud to have partnered with both private sector (civilian) and public sector (government) agencies, honoring achievements and accolades by institutions and individuals. We view our projects as unique and a chance to honor those who have given so much to the causes they are passionate about. Since 1948 our foundry has operated 100% in America, creating thousands of masterpieces for local, national governments and Fortune 500 businesses to small mom and pop stores,” which is just amazing. East Point Foundry’s pricing is affordable because they handle a large majority of their projects, 100% in-house. They do not rely on costly middle-men and they are very organized, diligent, and responsive. They have a timely process and always offer a free, no hassle quote. They are not in the business of doing cheap work. Instead, they focus on high-quality work, fair pricing, and high-end products. Headquartered in East Point, Georgia, East Point Foundry is available for all of your high-quality cast bronze and aluminum plaques, nameplates, lettering, architectural, castings, and sculpting needs.



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5 Fast Ways To Make Money https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/04/03/5-fast-ways-to-make-money/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/04/03/5-fast-ways-to-make-money/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2019 23:09:01 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1161 The holidays are over, but many of us are still struggling for cash after paying off our credit card debt because of them. Like many people, you might find yourself strapped for cash and looking for easy ways to make money but are not sure where to go or what is legit. Many of us

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The holidays are over, but many of us are still struggling for cash after paying off our credit card debt because of them. Like many people, you might find yourself strapped for cash and looking for easy ways to make money but are not sure where to go or what is legit.

Many of us turn to the internet in order to find the easiest and fastest ways to make a quick buck, but there are tons of scams that you have to look out for. It is easy to get duped, especially if you are desperate. That is why I am going to give you some of the best ways to make quick cash that are totally legit.

Drive Uber or Lyft



Uber and Lyft are rideshare apps where you use your own vehicle as a taxi, basically. If you have a decent car and time on your hands, you can always hop on the rideshare bandwagon. Even if you work a full-time job, you can always find a way to make a few bucks by driving in your downtime. Even if you do not have a car, I know that Uber has a rental program where you can rent a car to make some money. There are plenty of drivers for both apps that use this as their full-time job, so there is tons of money to be made.

Sell Locally



Do you have a ton of extra stuff that you do not use? Do you plan on having a yard sale, but the weather is not quite right for it? Need money now? Take photos of those items and load them up on apps like LetGo and OfferUp. After you post these items, you can set up a safe spot to meet your buyers and get some quick cash. Personally, I use this all of the time. You can sell just about anything on these apps and can even check out your potential buyer’s profiles to make sure it is safe to meet with them.

Additionally, you can also use the Facebook Marketplace, but I find that you will find too many hagglers, which only leads to frustration. I am not saying there are no hagglers on the apps I mentioned either, but there seems to be a lot more using marketplace.

Sell Online



Just like apps like LetGo and OfferuP, there are websites where you can sell your items online and ship them out to the buyers. Sites like eBay and Mercari are two that are most widely used by the everyday person in order to make some easy money while getting rid of those things you no longer use. You can offer free shipping to make your listings more appealing or add in shipping costs if money is really tight on your end.

Be An Amazon Affiliate



This is something that you can really do and make some cash if you are active on social media and have a decent sized following. As a blogger, I use this method, but I make more just from posting to my Facebook wall. You can sign up to be an Amazon Affiliate and post links to products that you think your fans or friends would be interested in buying. When they make a purchase using your link, you make a percentage off the sale. Think about using this method during holiday seasons, especially Cyber Monday. Your friends will thank you for hunting down the best deals for them, and you make some quick money. It is a win/win for everybody.

Sell or Get A Collateral Loan From Your Jewelry with Chapes-JPL



Do you have a stash of jewelry that you do not wear but is worth a pretty penny? Why not sell it or even get a collateral loan for it to get you through your rough times? Chapes-JPL in Atlanta is the nation’s premiere jewelry lender. This company offers 30-day loans that can easily be extended to fit your needs. Also, they have loan rates as low as 2.5% which surely beats those high rates you will find with title pawns that many turn to in desperate times. AND…there are NO credit checks! Plus, you have the option to just outright sell your unused jewelry, so you do not have to worry about a loan at all. You really cannot beat that.



So, there you have it, folks. These are my go-to ways to make a few bucks in between paychecks. I hope these methods are helpful to you. Be sure to share this post. You never know who might be in need. Also, leave a comment below and let me know if you have any easy-cash methods you would like to share or if any of my methods have worked for you.

Tizzy Says…Some say love is more important than money, but you cannot pay your bills with a hug and a smile.







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5 Ways To Get Past A Traumatic Experience https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/03/15/5-ways-to-get-past-a-traumatic-experience/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/03/15/5-ways-to-get-past-a-traumatic-experience/#comments Sat, 16 Mar 2019 02:17:27 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1117 If you or your loved one have ever had to deal with a traumatic experience, then you know first hand that dealing with a traumatic experience is a terrible thing, and getting past It can be really difficult and overwhelming. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one or a horrible personal experience, it takes

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If you or your loved one have ever had to deal with a traumatic experience, then you know first hand that dealing with a traumatic experience is a terrible thing, and getting past It can be really difficult and overwhelming.

Whether it’s the loss of a loved one or a horrible personal experience, it takes a toll on your emotions leaving you devastated, distressed, confused and sometimes depressed.

Most people who have gone through traumatic experiences have a hard time recovering from it and getting their lives back. No matter how bad your experience may have been, all hope is not lost, there are steps you can take to recover your emotional equilibrium and regain control of your life. Here are some tips on how you can get past a traumatic experience.

Talk To A Counselor



When dealing with a traumatic experience, depression, or anxiety, it’s always advisable to seek the help of a professional – it could be a counselor or a therapist. These mental health professionals are equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you find ways to get past your traumatic experiences and also teach you how to cope with it, if need be.

If you are wondering about how you can easily get in touch with a professional counselor or therapist, This isn’t so hard or complicated, there are tons of amazing websites online where you can request an appointment with a therapist.

One of my favorite websites and companies for counseling sessions is Ray of Hope Counseling Services. Ray of Hope Counseling Services is a group of counselors and psychotherapists that offers counseling sessions for individuals, families couples, and groups. They have specialists who are skilled in stress and anger management, therapy for abuse and violence, addiction therapy, and more, just to mention a few.



Their services are great because it is provided within a safe and confidential environment, so you have nothing to worry about. I particularly love and recommend Ray of Hope Counseling Services because they are committed to providing support and comfort for their clients. Booking sessions on their website is quite easy and straightforward because their website is very user-friendly.

Ray of Hope Counseling Services is the brainchild of Lynn Thompson Umstead. She is the founder and clinical director of Ray of Hope Counseling Services, Inc. She is a trained mental health professional, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Lynn strives to meet clients where they are. She helps the client navigate through their past to help with a better understanding toward how to achieve goals for a happier healthier life.

Eat Healthy



It’s amazing how effective a healthy diet can be when it comes to helping you recover from a negative experience, this is because some foods improve the state of your mental health, some of these foods include fresh fruits, vegetables, protein-rich legumes, fatty fish and Omega 3 fatty acids. Eating right is a great way to improve your mental health. A healthy diet improves sanity and eradicates depression and anxiety.

Give Yourself Time



Every form of recovery takes time, and this is no different when it comes to recovering from traumatic experiences, except that it would definitely take a while before things get back to normal, except that recovery happens gradually and with this consciousness, it would be easier to get past it. Don’t stay in denial all through the time, accept what has happened and know that the feeling will not last forever. With time it will fade and you will be able to get on with your life.

Stay Active



One of the best ways to speed up recovery from a bad experience, whether it’s heartbreak or a physical assault, is to spend your time doing nice things, do things that you love. There are so many fun activities that make you happy, don’t hesitate to get involved in these activities, they sure would go a long way in helping you get your life back on track. Take a vacation, go for walks, spend time with friends and family, if you love sports you could get involved in some sporting activities like swimming, running etc. Whatever your preferences are, just ensure that you stay active daily, this will help you stay positive.

Surround Yourself With Friends And Family



Having the right people around you when dealing with the trauma of an event is very important. Try not to shut out your loved ones, share your feelings with them and allow them to help you heal. Spend time together with your family and friends, hang out together, listen to their jokes, have them listen to you, give them the opportunity to talk you through the bitter experience, this helps you cope with the negative experience and speed up recovery.






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Tips for Visiting a Foreign City https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/02/10/tips-for-visiting-a-foreign-city/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/02/10/tips-for-visiting-a-foreign-city/#comments Sun, 10 Feb 2019 18:24:16 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1109 There’s nothing more exciting than experiencing a new part of the world for the first time. Exploring a new area gives you invaluable life experiences regarding diversity, culture, acceptance, and self-discovery. The further you go from your backyard, the more opportunity you have to learn about cultures and traditions unlike your own and gain perspective

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There’s nothing more exciting than experiencing a new part of the world for the first time. Exploring a new area gives you invaluable life experiences regarding diversity, culture, acceptance, and self-discovery. The further you go from your backyard, the more opportunity you have to learn about cultures and traditions unlike your own and gain perspective on how diverse the world really is. If you think you’re ready to travel abroad, there are a few things you should know to fully envelop yourself in this new city and get the full cultural experience. Go beyond being a typical “tourist” and keep these tips in mind for taking the most out of your experience abroad.

Try new cuisine



One of the best ways to experience a new culture is through their cuisine. Countries have such vastly different items on the menu because of the way their culture has grown throughout time. Because different climates allow for different crops to grow, each country will have specialties, many of which you’ve likely never tried before. Try Australia’s one-of-a-kind meat pies, a real macaron from France, or my favorite, Canadian poutine. If this delicious snack of fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds tickles your fancy the way it does mine, you may just find yourself looking for Montreal or Toronto homes for sale so you can experience this delicacy every day.

Plan ahead, but not too much



Before visiting a foreign city, take the time to research some basics. Know where you’re staying, where you can convert to local currency, and learn about some things to expect during your stay (pro tip: not all countries use the same type of outlet/plugs, so do yourself a favor and pick up a travel adapter or converter beforehand). Besides the basics, try not to stick to an itinerary. Part of the experience should be to explore, be spontaneous, and even get a little lost along the way. There’s always more to a city than the top five restaurants or top five monuments you might see online or on TV. Ask locals for recommendations and don’t be afraid to hop on public transit and see where you end up.

Track your journey



One of the most fun things for me when traveling to a new area is to keep track of where I have visited and my favorite experiences there. I like to buy a map and use colored pens to track my route around the city, or you use Google maps to track the ground you’ve covered. Take pictures, keep a journal, collect souvenirs, anything that helps you collect memories from your experiences. Posting pictures online to chronicle your adventure is always fun, but I always prefer an analog approach. I love journals that include pockets and places to keep things like ticket stubs, so I can remember and relive the amazing experiences I had. If you ever return to the area, you can recall favorite places to visit again.









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Steps to Receiving Compensation for an Accident https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/02/03/steps-to-receiving-compensation-for-an-accident/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/02/03/steps-to-receiving-compensation-for-an-accident/#comments Sun, 03 Feb 2019 21:14:38 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1099 If you’ve been injured in an accident that was due to the negligence on someone’s else’s part, it can be devastating financially, from the stacks of medical bills to lost wages. While every personal injury case is different, and there isn’t just one way it should be handled, one of the first things you’ll need

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If you’ve been injured in an accident that was due to the negligence on someone’s else’s part, it can be devastating financially, from the stacks of medical bills to lost wages. While every personal injury case is different, and there isn’t just one way it should be handled, one of the first things you’ll need to do is find an attorney in your area that has experience with your particular situation. For example, a medical malpractice attorney in Pittsburgh can help if unnecessary surgery was performed on you, there were surgical errors, a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition, among many other circumstances.

Car accidents are the most common types of personal injury cases in the U.S., and a careless driver is typically held financially responsible for injuries that occur due to their own recklessness.

No matter what type of accident you were involved in, these are generally the steps you need to take to receive compensation.

Discuss the Case with a Personal Injury Lawyer

Once you’ve chosen an attorney to handle your case, he or she will ask you questions such as the extent and severity of the injuries you’ve suffered, your medical expenses, and whether there was negligence on someone else’s part involved. Be sure that you keep all records related to the accident, such as medical records, law enforcement reports, insurance company details, and receipts so that they can be used as evidence.

Claim Investigation

The next step after going over all your legal options is for the claim to be thoroughly investigated. The lawyer will review all your relevant information and may also consult with experts to obtain professional opinions, as well as consider the possible defenses for the other party or parties involved to determine their liability.

Settlement Demand

If your attorney determines that your claim is valid, a demand for settlement will be issued to the defendant, outlining the claim, liability, and damages you’re seeking such as lost wages, medical expenses, injuries, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses. Those demands will then be reviewed by the other party’s lawyer who will accept it, reject it, or make a counteroffer. Negotiations typically follow afterward until a settlement is reached or personal injury lawsuit is filed. Most claims are negotiated and settled outside of court.

Mediation and Trial

If there is a trial, both sides will have to share their evidence with the opposing counsel so that each can evaluate the other side’s case. A mediation may be order prior to the trial to see if an acceptable agreement can be reached first. If the case still isn’t settled after that, a trial will be held with a judge, and sometimes a jury, hearing arguments from both sides, looking at the evidence and ultimately determining fault and awarding damages. Usually, it takes between four to seeks weeks to complete the settlement process and for you to receive financial compensation, but it varies on a case-by-case basis.





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Jeepers! It’s January 2019 Giveaway Hop! ~ $15 PayPal Cash [CLOSED] https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/01/08/jeepers-its-january-2019-giveaway-hop-15-paypal-cash/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/01/08/jeepers-its-january-2019-giveaway-hop-15-paypal-cash/#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:00:33 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1085 To start off the new year, I have teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you this amazing Jeepers! It’s January Giveaway hop along with a ton of other blogs. There are a bunch giveaways that you can enter and absolutely no limit to how many you can win!

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To start off the new year, I have teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you this amazing Jeepers! It’s January Giveaway hop along with a ton of other blogs. There are a bunch giveaways that you can enter and absolutely no limit to how many you can win!



For my part of this super fun giveaway hop, I will be sending one lucky winner $15 PayPal cash! This giveaway will run until January 22 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be notified via the email used to log in to the Gleam below, so be sure you are using an active email account.



Jeepers! It’s January 2019 Giveaway Hop! ~ $15 PayPal Cash

Be sure to come back and get those daily entries in, so you can increase your chances at winning this super prize! Now, go on and click on the different blog names below, so you can enter all of the other fabulous giveaways from some super amazing blogs! Best of luck to you all!


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My Life With A Mentally Unstable Teenager https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/01/02/my-life-with-a-mentally-unstable-teenager/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2019/01/02/my-life-with-a-mentally-unstable-teenager/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:15:04 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1077 I am not sure that calling my daughter, Brianna, “mentally unstable” is the right thing to do, but I used the term for lack of better words. She is about to turn 14, and really is a beautiful and amazing young lady. She has a huge heart and is incredibly smart. For the past three

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I am not sure that calling my daughter, Brianna, “mentally unstable” is the right thing to do, but I used the term for lack of better words. She is about to turn 14, and really is a beautiful and amazing young lady. She has a huge heart and is incredibly smart. For the past three years, we have been dealing with her mental health issues, and it has been a very tough journey.

How It All Started

My oldest son, Brandon, had a best friend, Nate, who was kicked out of his home. I took him in and dubbed him my “adopted son”. Brandon and Brianna have a seven-year age gap and a tumultuous relationship. However, Nate and Brianna were very close. He treated her more like a loved, little sister than her own brother did. He never showed annoyance with her and was very kind and patient. Nate had a rough life and was going down a bad path. We convinced him to reach out to his mother and get himself into military school since I was not able to do it myself because I did not have legal custody of him. Nate did well in military school and decided to join the Army.

When he left for the Army, Brianna changed, drastically. She began getting in trouble in school, frequently. It had gotten so bad that the school recommended that I take her to her pediatrician to see what they could recommend. I took her in for an emergency appointment with her pediatrician, who she admitted to that she sometimes felt like hurting herself. They referred us to a mental health facility.

Our Journey Together

When we went in for Brianna’s assessment at the mental health facility, I decided to see if I could get my own mental health in check. You see, I have been diagnosed with depression in the past but was going untreated due to having so many adverse affects from the medications I had tried. I also was having manic episodes and bouts of extreme anger while dealing with a teenage son, at the time, and my daughter and all of her mood swings and issues. I was afraid that I was going to physically hurt one of them and recognized that I needed help as well. So, we took on this journey together. I was diagnosed with bi-polar 1 disorder and ADHD and started meds and therapy right away. Thankfully, they nailed the meds on the first try, for me.

Brianna was another story. Not only was she experiencing extreme mood swings, but she was also lying, stealing, fighting, and was just plain out of control. Her diagnosis has developed over the last couple of years. At first, she was diagnosed with separation anxiety, ADHD and ODD. Now she has been also diagnosed with bipolar 1, mood disorder, behavior disorder on top of the ADHD and ODD. She has been in therapy this whole time and also has paraprofessional services.

Getting Worse

Nothing seems to be helping. She has had her meds changed and adjusted several times, but her behavior is just getting worse. At the end of her last school year, she was one step away from getting expelled from school. This school year is not any better. She is already one step away from expulsion. She has been fighting, boys mostly, and cursing out her teachers on top of not doing any of her school work. While she shows none of these behaviors at home, she is just a whole other person at school. On top of that, she is boy crazy, and hypersexuality is a symptom of her bipolar. It is scary! I have decided to pull her out of school and homeschool her. The problem is that her grades are so bad from the first half of the year, that it is likely she will have to repeat the grade anyway. Where we live, anything below a 70% if failing. There are no D grades.

Making Changes

Her therapist brought up the idea of changing her entire therapy team, but since the facility is understaffed, and they do not have anyone available who is experienced enough to deal with everything Brianna has going on, they recommended a referral to a whole new facility. We are hoping to start up at the new facility in the next couple of weeks. I plan to ask them to start off with a clean slate as far as her diagnoses go. I do not believe that she is ADHD. She can sit and focus. Her issue is that she focuses on the wrong things. Plus, she has so many diagnoses that it seems impossible to treat her properly. I am hoping that they will be able to narrow things down a bit instead of just adding a new diagnosis every time her behavior or moods change.

Not A Freak

We are both feeling a little helpless and frustrated. She feels like a total freak and no amount of assurance that she is anything but a freak is helping her. It is as if she is two different people, a good Brianna and a bad Brianna. The good Brianna has no idea why the bad Brianna does the things she does, and good Brianna also does not know or understand how to control herself. She just wants to know what is wrong with her and how to fix it, and as a mom, it is incredibly hard to not have the answers for her. The only thing that I can do is reassure her that I am here for her and she is not alone in this journey. I have learned to pick my battles with her, making our relationship stronger instead of us fighting all of the time like we used to. I spend many nights crying myself to sleep and just pray that this new facility will be able to help us figure things out and get them under control.

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Winter Is Coming Giveaway ~ $25 Amazon Gift Card [CLOSED] https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2018/12/04/winter-is-coming-giveaway-25-amazon-gift-card/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2018/12/04/winter-is-coming-giveaway-25-amazon-gift-card/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2018 19:02:28 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1067 For the last time this year, I have teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you this amazing Winter Is Coming Giveaway hop along with a bunch of other blogs. There are a ton giveaways for you to enter and there is absolutely no limit to how many you

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For the last time this year, I have teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you this amazing Winter Is Coming Giveaway hop along with a bunch of other blogs. There are a ton giveaways for you to enter and there is absolutely no limit to how many you win. Is that exciting or what?!

For my part of this giveaway hop, I am giving one lucky winner a $25 Amazon gift card. The giveaway will end Friday, December 21, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST. I will announce the winner promptly, so whoever wins can cash in for any last minute shopping they may need to do. If you have Amazon Prime you can place an order and still receive it by Christmas using their two-day shipping! If you do not have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial by clicking HERE. Just be sure you check your email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. You can keep an eye out for winner announcements by checking my Facebook page, Tizzy-Licious.

Winter Is Coming Giveaway ~ $25 Amazon Gift Card

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Ways to Make Your Home More Green https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2018/11/13/ways-to-make-your-home-more-green/ https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/2018/11/13/ways-to-make-your-home-more-green/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:30:42 +0000 https://tizzysays.tizzy-licious.com/?p=1053 In many ways, choosing to improve the environmental-friendliness of your home is also economical. Below you can find ways to keep you and your family healthier, both physically and mentally, while also saving money and natural resources. Replace Your Lightbulbs With LED Bulbs Switching out your CFL or incandescent bulbs for LED bulbs is one

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In many ways, choosing to improve the environmental-friendliness of your home is also economical. Below you can find ways to keep you and your family healthier, both physically and mentally, while also saving money and natural resources.



Replace Your Lightbulbs With LED Bulbs

Switching out your CFL or incandescent bulbs for LED bulbs is one of the easiest switches you can make. It gets easier every year as newer bulbs light rooms more evenly, come in a variety of light types, and the price generally falls somewhat.

LED bulbs last at least 3x as long as CFLs. They also use roughly 1/3 less electricity, on average, and result in a lower electricity bill, per year and over the lifespan of the bulb. Compared to a CFL bulb, LEDs also light better and may make rooms and colors appear brighter, even at a similar output.



Weatherproof Your Home and Stop Leaks

You want your home to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Most homes achieve that by using some form of climate control like a heater or an air conditioner. By sealing leaks and weatherproofing your home, you help these systems run more efficiently.

You also improve the insulation of your home and help it retain or block heat in the appropriate seasons. For example:

~ Shades of any type can help block light, heat, and drafts once installed.
~ Weatherstripping should be replaced once it starts losing spring and bulk or seems to be “cracked.”



Maintain Wells, Drains, and Tanks

If you have a shallow well, drainage tank, or water collection site, you should make sure that it’s in good working order. Sealing up and cracks before they turn into a serious issue will help ensure that any investment you have made in these systems was well-made. If any debris has built up to be more than you can handle alone, hi vac services may be able to help.



Have Houseplants and Manage Them Well

Houseplants may improve indoor air quality and reduce stress. To maintain your houseplants, you’ll have to water them. Using the same water, you have rinsed vegetables in or leftover coffee that has been watered down can help your plants stay healthier by providing trace nutrients as well as reduce wastewater accumulation.



Make the Most of Automation and Digital Options

A Programmable Thermostat can help reduce costs by maintaining just the temperature you want at a given time of day. Dishwashers and laundry machines can often be programmed to run during the night or at other “off hours” or non-peak times, reducing the strain on your local power grid and lowering your power bill.



Allow Nature to Do Some of the Work for You

Natural light can help heat your home during the cold winter months. It can also provide a good source of illumination- no need to turn on the electric lights if your curtains and shades are open. Line or air drying your dishes and clothes is another power and water-saving option.



Tizzy Says…Save the trees. Save the Earth. We are the guardians of nature’s birth.

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