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About browneyedgirlkellylynn

I am a single mom of 2 gorgeous girls as well as a young grandbaby girl. Despite peoples' opinions, this is our world and our choices and she is our blessing!!! I am also on SSDI and I suffer from a handle full of disorders (in which the good lord above blessed me with!!) which includes Lumbar Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Spondylolsis, fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndrome, Failed back syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, Myofascial pain syndrome, neuropathy, severe migraines, Adhd, Bipolar, Massive Depressive Dissorder, Severe Anxiety. Even tho I suffer these problems I take one day at a time and even my days sometimes are tough, I look at my life as a blessing because I have 3 amazing girls, I have friends that love and care about me and I do have some family tho they are far away from me I know they do care!! I am able to care for my girls and make sure they have a roof over their heads and food in their bellies..What could I ask for!!! When life gives you lemons, I spose what else BUT...Lemonade!!!

A Quick Update and a Few Rants!!

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Hey Lovelies!!!

I just wanted to jump in and give a big shout out to everyone and say Hey!! I’m still here and alive, although lately I really don’t feel like it or myself and it is really super bumming me out! See, one of my health issues is that I get migraines and it sucks super bad and it puts a damper on life in general let me tell ya!!

Well, when I moved last September we were all like Yay, maybe just maybe the migraines wont be as prominent and life will be better. So actually for awhile life was grand! I wasn’t sleeping so much and I was a productive part of this family. Which is a good thing and a part most family wants, I would most certainly think? Don’t you?? Well, slowly they started to come back, but nothing I would write home about, ya’ll know.

Then it all hit me… It has to be about 3 weeks now, EVERY SINGLE night so far I have had a migraine. I am talking about the migraine type to the point where you can’t even walk straight type hurt. I know I know, Why haven’t I called the doctor about this and got in to see someone about it. Do you want to know the answer to it. This is going to sound bad but it does me no good to tell the doctor about my migraines and I am completely serious about that BECAUSE….. Every time they have referred me up to see a neurologist due to migraines, they literally refuse to help you. I am totally serious on this and I know this for the simple fact that I have been referred 3 times. They will not help people with Migraines who are also on Narcotic pain medications and I will not get off my narcotic pain medications because I have congenital spine defect from birth, not to mention I have had 2 failed spine surgeries and I have failed back syndrome and severe nerve damage amongst other spine problems. There things is the narcotic pain medications cause the migraines but they do not cause mine because I was getting migraines way before I was ever put on pain meds.

I know this post doesn’t pertain to my topic of my blog but I thought I needed to blog about this topic because it has to do with my health as well as there might be others who may stumble upon my blog that may learn a thing or two!!

The very last neurologist I had seen, I walked in and sat down. I was in a very good mood when I got there. He didn’t seem so good. This was the biggest rant with a Doctor I ever had before… So the first thing out of his mouth was so Kelly, I see your medication list and it shows your on a lot of pain medications, hey?? I was like, Ok so its gonna go like this hey?? He was like what do you mean? I’m like I am going to make this very short by asking you a very simple question cause I am sure I already know your answer but I am going to ask anyways since I made the 45 minute trip as a waste it seem so far. His face was like huh?? He was like shoot… I’m like since you started the conversation out with a sentence like that about my pain meds, I am going to make this very easy, “Do you treat patients that have a history of migraines as well as are currently getting horrible migraines” even while they are taking pain medications for documented spine and nerve issues, being your a neurologist I would think you would take that into considersation in your decision. He point blank looked at me and said Nope, I don’t not nor will I treat any patient that is on any type of pain medication, Much less Oxycontin or anything else strong like that for Migraines regardless of their other health issues, documented or not. Plain and simple.

I looked him square in the eye and said See Ya!! Nice, wasting my day. He was like, wait what.. No, no wait don’t go. I was like wait why, Answer me this, why am I going to stay for this appointment when your clearly stated your opinion and what you will and will not do, and mind you, you are also no doing the job your went to school for and turning away patients for the simple fact you are turning patients away. Then he tried to do something with some rehab for my back in Chicago but I don’t know nothing every came out of that, at least I never heard of anything and when I called about it or referred to something remotely close to it, no one had a clue.

I just hate how these doctor think they know everything because oh, what they have the title of Doctor?? Ok, so you went to school, read some books, took some tests and quizzes and got your degree and license. Well, in my book that doesn’t automatically make you qualified. So, let me make sure I got this straight, alright? I call and make an appointment blah, blah, blah all the way to the point of you getting paid…guess what fool… that doesn’t make you god and that surely doesn’t make it where you know everything. I’ll sum it up in just a few words why I am saying all of this and that is because at this particular doctors appointment, he didn’t he bother to ask me any questions about the history of my migraines or what they were like. He was so hell bent on the fact of migraines and pain meds he didn’t even bother to find out that I was even smacked in the head by the trunk of an SUV, actually it was a salesperson at the car dealership that smacked me in the head but that is besides the point…but that was way before I got on the way strong pain meds, Oxycontin.

Point of the matter is, I am suffering from severe migraines and I was able to control them with extra migraine medication but I am not getting that now, I have a referral in to see yet another neurologist, but I am waiting to hear back. I tried to tell the pain doctor that it was a waste of time for the appointment but yet again, apparently she must think its gonna work. Don’t get me wrong, I am up for anything that will help and if this is the time that this one will finally help and do something for me, bless his/her heart!!  But I kind of sit on the edge of my chair in disbelief, if you know what I mean.

Anyways, the point to all of that was to tell you this, I am not ignoring anyone that has come and commented and I have not returned your comment right away, I so apologize with my whole heart. I feel so bad being that this is a brand new blog and I look like I am too good to even respond to someone who comments on one of my posts. Please, believe that is not it at all. I am so trying to build my audience and I love anyone and everyone to come and visit.

Please  know that I do have about 5 more blog posts in the works, there is one for sure going up probably shortly after this one. Please stay tuned, hopefully you will love it, it is about a very talented young lady who is offering a deal to die for!!!

Well, like I said before I just wanted to thank everyone who has stopped by and please do come back, and wanted everyone to know there is a lot more in store, I am coming up with a lot more ideas for blog posts that ya’ll would enjoy reading, or at least I hope you would!!

I do promise to upload some pictures of my layouts as well!!

Purple XOXOX

kelly lynn

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Goodies, More Planner Goodies!!

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Hey, Planner Loves!!!

First, I have to apologize in a big way and that is because I have been away for a bit. I have suffering from horrible migraines for the last week or so and it has really put a damper on everyday life!! So, without further ado!!!

I have to also explain that there has been a slight delay on my planner goodies but I do believe the postal service, our wonderful one we have here in our small town… And I do say that with as much humor as I can muster because I hate when my planner goodies get messed with!! I am sure all you planner addicts with surely understand what I am talking about or at least I am hoping you would… Now, getting back to why there was such a delay and that was because my poor mail man’s truck literally and I do mean literally caught on fire. Good thing was and with the grace of god up above, the mail man from what I understand and what the letter said, our mail man was not hurt. I am sure he was shaken up quite a bit but not burned or anything like that. Unfortantely can’t say the same about our poor mail!!

So, getting back to my excitedment for you all!!!!!

I am here to bring you another one of my own, YES, MY OWN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR reviews.. I just wanted to make that clear to everyone as well as I didn’t get anything free as in extra products AND in this case….

Recently, I was on Etsy searching for Planner Goodies and such and came across a shop called http://www.etsy.com/shop/plannabledesigns and owned by a sweet gal named Melissa Holland. BTW, She is very talented as well.

If you looking for various stickers such as fitness and scale stickers, or water bottles, maybe those of you who read books? Well, planner lovelies.. Check out her shop…Her stickers come in super size or normal size orders as well as other things but the package I ordered was the super size and I was not disappointed. The were so vibirant and just down right perfect and they will fit perfect in my planner and since I am about to start Plexus…the water bottles are going to come in handy, real handy!!

Check out these awesome stickers Melissa sent me!!!

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Another awesome thing….

Are you ready???? She is offering my readers and who ever visits… 15% off your order!! Is that awesome or what???

I want to say once again, I did purchase the super sized package. Also, I wrote this blog post and review on my own and was not given and extra product for this review. This was all my idea to write this because I wanted to show everyone all the cute stickers that Melissa at http://www.etsy.com/shop/plannabledesigns offers.

I hope everyone enjoys this and visits her etsy shop!!!

Thanks once again all you Planner addicts and I hope you have fun finding all your planner goodies and such!!!

Purple XOXOX

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My Planner Pretties!!!

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I am so glad I have subscription with this planner supplies company, I guess you would call it!! I get so excited when it gets closed to the time of the month…haha…Guess I could have worded it better…but I thing you know what I mean!!! When that time rolls around for the planner pretties from the company named Happie scrappie!! I know I wrote I talked about her last blog post but Sam the designer is just out of this world…

I must add that I wasn’t paid for this blog post nor did I receive my planner pretties for free…Yes, folks I did purchase these Items for a specific amount each month and if you go to her website, http://www.happiescrappie.bigcartel.com/ and if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the first page you will find the section where it says subscription. She has 2 different prices for 2 different size packages, 1 for personal size and that is the smaller size for Filofaxes and the A5 size which is the larger sizes and that is the one that I purchased.

The first month, I didn’t realize the sizes and I ordered the Personal size so paid $3.00 more and for the second month I got the A5 size. I am so excited for this month, Then again I am always excited to get my planner pretties. Well, all the excited are you all ready to see what I received for this month….I am so excited to show everyone that I can….

Well, with all this excitement are you ready to see what I have recived this month….Are you all ready!!!

Here you all go!!!

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Wouldn’t you be excited about all of these items if you were me!! I certainly would be!!!

Just think for a small amount of money each month you too could have the same item if do if you just join her subscription plan!!

I want to reiterate that I did not receive anything free from Happie scrappie the company for these items, I had to purchase her subscription plan each and every month…I am so glad I happen to come across her website, just by watching a YouTube video, sadly folks I can’t remember the women who did the video to tell all you folks and yes that is why I am posting these blog post along with these pictures…So you too can enjoy the same products that I do each and every month!!!

xoxo

Kelly Lynn

~~~Happy Mail!!~~~

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Have you ever heard of Happy Mail???

Wow, I get so excited each and every day to walk to my mail box and find something from someone in some far off place. Well, okay not necessarily some far off place but some place not very close to home.

Or, ever things that I have purchase!! I get so excited to sit down and find my favorite things mostly on etsy.com and then wait patiently and patiently for it come normally in my mailbox yet sometimes it comes by Fed-Ex or even UPS.

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So, if you wondering what these two pictures are of??? Well, it’s a monthly package that I purchased!!!

Did you see that…. Yes I said that right a monthly package

That I purchase…Myself out of my own money. The owner, Sam, who is also the designer and she has an incredible talent that I am so glad I found from watching someone’s YouTube channel. I am sorry I can’t remember who it was but I am so happy I did.

So, getting back to the incredible and talented Sam. You can find her at Happiescrappie.bigcartel.com and she also has some the cheapest prices for the greatest amount of stickers and other things planner related. I just started with her monthly subscription package and the one up above is the Personal size but she also offers the A5 size as well and that size offers a bit more of everything in the package. Which I did change my subscription over the A5, The reason I chose the Personal size to begin with was simply….I thought it was bigger than the A5!!!

Yep….Ya live and learn!!! haha….

Like I said before Sam, designs her own stuff and she also picks a new theme each and every month…

****Just so you do know and to make this perfectly clear…I wasn’t paid to give you this awesome information nor was I given extra product…I just am in love with her things and I thought I would let people in on such awesome planner products. I have used parts of her planner stuff in my own planner and in the posts to come I will show you how I use it. But, I just wanted to make this clear… NOTHING…. I repeat nothing was given extra for this information above!!!****

Well, my dear friends…I think that is all for me for tonight…I just wanted to jump on cause I was so excited and I am so behind on what posts I have wanted to post for ya’ll…..So please bear with me, between my health is starting to get much better but like they say…”It’s a Work in Progress” haha….

~XOXO~

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Can you guess???

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Well, for starters I am so glad you are joining me here at my corner of the world, you know my little nook.

I’ve got to tell y’all I really wanted to continue with my other blog that I have had for quite a while and was established with that one but I actually had to create a new one and wasn’t by my choice or something I wanted to do but it was because someone hacked it somehow and decided it would so cute and give me a virus. So, here I am again!!! However, if I sit back and look at it in a sort of full circle way, it is actually better in a sense that I had to create this new blog with a new name and all because I am blogging about a specific topic, which you will shortly find out what this is all about but all in all, the name goes with the content. Shewww, that was sure a mouthful.

***** I will tell you something so you kind of understand me, while you read my blog posts, I blog how I want to blog. What I mean by that is I will type something along the lines of haha, if I am trying to be funny or something along those lines. I have always just blogged as if I was talking to my best friends. HOWEVER, I may a review of a product that more than likely I have paid for out of my own pocket which means it is all my own opinions and I was never ever paid to write the review by the person or by the company if it is a larger company or corporation as well as a give away. I will always tell you my honest thoughts, feelings, and opinions about something I am using and it in no way is meant for you not to use it, but it does help when selecting a product for yourself, I am sure. I know that when I am looking at a product that I’ve never used before, I also go to my good ol’ friend Mr. Google, haha, and type in the product and look for what real people think about it and then and only then do I decide to buy it and use it.*****

Well, I’m fresh and I’ve got a new direction for my thoughts and plans and I think or at least for most people I am hoping y’all will like my blog. Please bare with me cause I am trying to get it finished but I didn’t want to be down to long. There are several other reasons as to why I created this blog with such a specific name. For starters, your probably wondering about the name and why so specific?? Well, I love calendars, paper planners and that good stuff. Well, for the last several years I have been partial to one very well-known company who makes in my opinion the greatest planner ever!! haha… Its Erin Condren and I just absolutely love her planner. For as long as I can remember I have bought and printed out planners and have used the for maybe a month or so and then pushed them off to the side. Well, it took me awhile to get my very first Erin Condren Life Planner and ladies and Gents… I am a taken woman!! Its been quite awhile and there is no stopping in the near future. In fact I just placed an order for their 2015-2016, 18 month planner and other goodies.

Another couple of reasons I created this particular blog was because I want to showcase my weekly layouts and maybe in the future so close friends and their layouts. I wanted a place where I can be a geek and show off my obsession with office supplies, planner goodies, and maybe some happy mail here and there. Lastly, I wanted to be able to showcase the hardworking gals on Etsy that I have bought from recently and who I will buy from in the future as well other companies. I am also addicted big time to planner subscription boxes and I want to showcase those and share with all of ya’ll those as well.

Well, y’all please sit back and enjoy the ride.. because while colorful and sparkly, I will sometimes post about how I am feeling since this is still my outlet and I need that little bit of one and besides that if I didn’t let go once in a while… Would it feel very personal? I may show off my 2 girls and my ever so precious grand baby!!!

Neon green XOXOX

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