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Liebster Award #14

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Liebster Award #14

Hi everyone and happy Hump Day! This past weekend, lifewithlilred was nominated for its fourteenth Liebster Award by my sweet friend, Joy, at Mademoiselle O’Lantern. Joy is such a doll and I love her page so definitely take the time to check it out. Thanks for the nomination!! Now, let’s get on to the award rules:

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to them on your blog.
  • Answer the questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate blogs that you feel deserve the award.
  • Create a new list of questions for the nominees to answer.
  • List these rules in your post.
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them in your post so that they can learn about it.

Q & A:

What is your holy grail makeup/skin care product? Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and the Vitamin C Skin Boost from The Body Shop.

What is your favorite thing about Christmas? Spending time with my loved ones, a big dinner, and PRESENTS!!! 😀

Have you ever traveled outside of your country? If yes, where to? My family went to Canada when I was five or so. I don’t really remember it, though.

Who is your favorite beauty blogger/influencer/youtuber? I don’t really have one.

What is your current favorite song/music? I love Marilyn Manson’s new album Heaven Upside Down.

What do you wish to receive for Christmas? Shoes, shoes, and shoes!!

Salt or Sugar? Something salty and then something sweet! Wash and repeat.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. Favorite Christmas movie?
  2. Favorite holiday memory?
  3. What is winter weather like where you live?
  4. Weirdest holiday gift you ever received?
  5. Are you an early or last minute gift shopper?
  6. What are your favorite holiday decorations?
  7. Which celebrity would you like to find under the mistletoe?!

Thank you so much again to Joy for nominating lifewithlilred for its fourteenth Liebster Award! How would you answer some of Joy’s questions for her nominees? How about some of my questions for mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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Liebster Award #13

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Liebster Award #13

Hello everyone and TGIF! Lifewithlilred was recently nominated for its thirteenth Liebster Award compliments of the darling Victoria of Tashnee.V.Mavee. Victoria runs a delightful blog ranging from beauty and lifestyle to men’s fashion. Her page is a real treat, so do be sure to check it out and give it lots of love! Now, let’s get on to the award rules:

The Rules:

  • Post the instructions for accepting the award and passing it on.
  • Create a new blog post on your page thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog, and put in a graphic of the award.
  • Answer the questions that were provided, and then share some facts about yourself.
  • Create a new set of your own questions for others to answer.
  • Nominate ten others and share your blog post with them so they can accept their award!

Fun Facts:

  1. I just started teaching myself American Sign Language with books from the library and I love it. Once I get a good understanding of signing, I will be trilingual.
  2. I would like to start learning Italian or Spanish once I am done with ASL.
  3. Learning new languages in my twenties is difficult, but it’s rewarding and gives your brain an amazing work out!

Q & A:

Besides blogging what do you do? I work with people with special needs and I coach figure skating for the Special Olympics.

If you could be President of your country for one day, what would you change in your country and why? Uhhh…Can I change the president, please?

Name three people who inspire you when it comes to blogging? My family, my friends, and myself.

Why did you start blogging? Enough people told me to!

Name your favorite gospel music: No comment. Lol, I am an Atheist so no gospel music for me.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. Coffee or tea?
  2. Wine or beer?
  3. Sweet or sour?
  4. Cold weather or warm?
  5. Favorite holiday memory?

Thank you so much to Victoria for lifewithlilred’s lucky thirteenth Liebster Award nomination! How would you answer some of Victoria’s questions for me? How about some of my questions for my nominees? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Are You Cut Out For A Career In The Medical Field?

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Are You Cut Out For A Career In The Medical Field?

These days, if you cast your eye around for in-demand careers, it’s likely you’ll find plenty in the medical field. By ‘medical field’ we’re talking about all of the different careers and jobs in hospitals and other places of work related to medicine. So, that’s already a pretty broad stretch of jobs!

The reason they’re so in-demand is that people always need medical assistance. The population is getting older and older, which means more people are in hospitals and getting medical treatment. Therefore, healthcare institutions need all hands on deck, and they’re constantly looking for new employees.

Immediately, this might strike you as a great career move. After all, one of the hardest things in life is trying to find a job when there aren’t many available. Here, there are plenty going, so there’s every chance that you’ll find work easily. However, things aren’t quite that simple in the medical field. These types of jobs possess certain challenges that you might not be cut out for. So, before you start aligning your career path, answer these questions to see if you’re a good fit for a medical job:

Do you like working long and unpredictable shifts?

Doctors, nurses, surgeons, consultants, and any other medical professional will not have a typical working life. They don’t always get the classic 9-5 shifts every single day. More often than not, particularly when working in a hospital, the shift patterns are sporadic. You could be in for some hours in the early morning or late at night, and this could completely change the next day/week. If you want to pursue a medical career, you need to enjoy this element of unpredictability. But, if you’re someone that loves a strict schedule and wants to work 9-5 Monday-Friday, then this is definitely not the right career move for you.

Are you prepared to study…a lot?

If your answer is anything other than a resounding yes, then this is not the right career path for you. With some careers in some industries, you can get away without studying much or having a lot of educational qualifications. Here, it’s the complete opposite. Take a look at your standard hospital and you’ll find that every single job requires a degree or qualifications of some sort. Nurses need to undergo RN courses to qualify for work, doctors have to study medical degrees, and so on.

Then, you have further studying to advance your medical career. A nurse can study a 100% online RN to BSN program while they work, to gain more qualifications to be able to perform more jobs. A doctor can go back to university and train to become a surgeon or specialist doctor, and so on. No matter which way you turn, education is at the forefront of your medical career. So, if you’re not prepared to study, don’t even think about it.

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Ready to hit the books?

Can you cope well with pressure?

This is a simple yes or no answer question. If the answer is yes, then you may fare well in this line of work. If the answer is no, well, you might want to look at a different career path. Every type of medical job will be conducted under immense pressure. You may have strict time constraints, which means that you’re rushing around in an emergency situation. Or, you have certain rules and things that you need to pay very close attention to, for the patient’s safety, meaning you’re under even more pressure. If you’re the type of person that thrives under pressure, then you might have found the ideal career option.

Are you able to handle stress?

Similarly, are you able to handle intense periods of stress? Everyone gets stressed, it’s just part of life. However, there’s no denying that some people cope better than others. For anyone out there that knows how to handle and manage stress by meditating or finding ways to relax, then you’ll survive a career in the medical field. It’s no secret that working in medicine is extremely stressful. It goes back to the point about pressure. Being under intense pressure day after day is bound to cause stress. But, if you can manage it, then go for it!

Are you a people person?

If you’ve gone through all of the previous questions and still think that you’re cut out for a medical job, then this is your final test; are you a people person? Do you like talking to other people and being around other people? Is this something you’re confident at doing, or do you always shy away from others? Naturally, working as a medical professional, all of your daily tasks will involve interactions with other humans. You’ll work as part of a team and need to be good at working with others. But, most importantly, you need to be excellent at talking to patients – which can sometimes be more difficult than you think!

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Are you a team player?

If you answered yes to all five questions, then woohoo! A career in the medical field could possibly be for you. If not, then don’t sweat it. Medical professionals need passion, and if you have that, then it can still take you far.

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Monday Update: Mystery Blogger Award #7 Edition

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Monday Update: Mystery Blogger Award #7 Edition

Hi everyone and happy Monday! This past week I was so honored to receive lifewithlilred’s seventh Mystery Blogger Award nomination by my sweet friend over at Absolutely Blush. I adore this talented chicka’s blog so much and I know that all of you will, too! Do be sure to check it out and give it lots of love! Now, let’s get on to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and leave a link to their blog also.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-20 other bloggers – let them know via a blog comment.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions, including a funny one.
  • Share links to your best blog post/s.

Fun Facts:

  1. Thanksgiving is one of my all time favorite holidays so, needless to say, I am so stoked to hang out with my family and eat all of the food this week!
  2. I am a shoe fanatic, and created the hashtag #alliwantforchristmasisSHOES while chatting back and forth with my siblings about what we want for Christmas on Facebook Messenger. So, hopefully, there will be a bunch of boxes of shoes under the tree for me for Christmas. :*)
  3. I plan on taking American Sign Language classes next year so that I can take a stab at becoming trilingual.

Q & A:

What do you do besides blogging? I work with people with special needs and have racked up three jobs in that field on top of maintaining my blog and coaching for the Special Olympics.

What blog post are you most proud of? Uhhhh… I don’t know, I like all of them.

What is your biggest dream? To spend a couple of months traveling in Europe!

What is your favorite book or movie? Lol, we would be here literally all day if I started listing them all!!!

Where/when do you like to work on your blog? At home and in the morning.

Bonus Question: What is the most embarrassing moment you are willing to admit to? I’m a silly person in general, so nothing really phases me when it comes to being embarrassed. HOWEVER, if I’m at the skating rink with my mom (I’m teaching her how to skate! #socute), and I do my own thing for a little bit and happen to freaking eat it on the ice, I always get a little embarrassed about that. But falls happen to everyone, and you just have to brush it off like it didn’t even happen.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. How do you pamper yourself?
  2. What is your favorite holiday?
  3. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  4. What is your favorite way to kill time when you’re feeling bored?
  5. Which celebrity would you choose to go out for lunch with?
  6. Bonus Question: Would you rather not shower for a week or wear the same outfit for two weeks?

Thank you so much to the darling Absolutely Blush for my seventh Mystery Blogger Award! You’re a doll! How would you answer some of the questions that I was asked? How about some of the questions that I asked my nominees? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

PS: This award was created by Okoto Enigma!

Monday Update: ASOS Obsessed

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Monday Update: ASOS Obsessed

Hi everyone and happy Monday! I hope that all of you had a fantastic weekend. While I peruse all of the wonderful fashion blogs out there, I always see ASOS mentioned, but have never taken the plunge to going on their website. All of the clothes in the haul posts that I have seen look gorgeous, BUT I truly don’t need another store to shop at…Said no girl ever.

During a blah night in last week, I decided that I needed to see pretty things, and browsed through some of my preferred shopping headquarter’s websites. And, just for the HECK of it, I decided to check out ASOS, too.

BIG MISTAKE!!!!

Guys….guyyyyyyys. Why did no one tell me that that website is amazing?! I mean, seriously, thank you because ballin on a budget. BUT DAMNIT, I feel so ashamed of myself. As an avid lover of all things British fashion, you would think that I would have been all over this site a long time ago, but sadly:

WE ALL THOUGHT WRONG!!

Sweet Jesus! That site is the bomb. Pages and pages and pages and pages AND PAGES of such fantastic, edgy, sleek, chic, cool, clothing and accessories AND SHOES and I just can’t even. If I didn’t have a single ounce of self control, I could probably spend all night clicking through each page and ogling over the seemingly never ending supply of clothes that I want.

THIS IS NOT GOOD!!!

You have no idea how badly I want to buy all the things right now, but I am showing restraint like a good girl who just burned a hole in her pocket with my holiday shopping haul. But, but, but – I can always consider a little shopping as an early Christmas gift to myself, right? #savemefrommyself #PLEASE

My questions for ASOS fans are as follows, BECAUSE I HAVE A FEW:

  1. How in Sam Hill do you pick what you’re going to purchase when there are So. Many. Options?
  2. What is your technique for shopping on a website with a million items to choose from when you want to look at all of it?
  3. What are your favorite ASOS pieces on their website right now? I want links, people!!!

I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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Monday Update: The Fall Tag Edition

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Monday Update: The Fall Tag Edition

Hi everyone and happy Monday! Last week, my darling friend from Absolutely Blush nominated lifewithlilred for its first Fall Tag. Out of all of the fantastic awards that my page has so graciously been nominated for, this one is probably my favorite because I love and live for all things fall. Please make sure to check out the fabulous fun that is Absolutely Blush and let’s get to the tag rules:

The Rules:

  •  Put the badge and rules in your post.
  • Answer the tag questions.
  • Tag at least 5 other bloggers to join in the fun!

Q & A:

What’s your favorite fall outfit? Mmmm, let’s see. I can’t say that I have a favorite outfit in particular but I would have to say that my favorite piece of fall clothing would definitely have to be peacoats. I’m obsessed with my newest peacoat purchase from Target – it’s perfect!

What is fall weather like where you live? I am located in Akron, Ohio which is about forty minutes from Cleveland. Right now, it feels way too warm here to be fall. Usually in the good ol’ AK-Rowdy we enjoy brisk temperatures in the 50’s and low 60’s, which is perfect for putting on a big, chunky sweater and hiking in one of our gorgeous Metro Parks.

What’s your favorite drink to have during the fall? Every once in a while I like to treat myself to the yummy Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks. However, I definitely enjoy hot coffee more during the cooler weather so I usually will just make myself a pot while I’m working and sip away.

What’s your favorite fall scented candle? I’m not a huge candle girl but I do love vanilla scented candles year round, even though that’s not really a fall scent!

What are your favorite fall activities? I love going to haunted houses, watching scary movies, and going for hikes. Apple picking and corn mazes are a plus, too!

What is one of your favorite fall memories? My family and our two pups went apple picking in Asheville, North Carolina last year and it was so much fun! The orchard was huge, the scenery was breathtaking, and the apples were delicious.

What are some fall movies that you enjoy? All of the Saw movies, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ils, Sinister one and two, and The Conjuring. If it’s a scary movie, then chances are I love it!

What is your favorite fall treat? A great big caramel apple with peanuts! Yum!

If you celebrate Halloween, what is your favorite costume that you have worn? I can’t say that I really have a favorite, because I normally don’t dress up. When I was little, I was a generic, bought at the drug store princess for five years in a row – so clearly my younger self loved that!

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

So there you have it, this week’s Monday Update: The Fall Tag Edition! Many thanks again to Absolutely Blush for my nomination! How would you answer any of these tag questions? What is your favorite season? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Is Your Family Ready For A Pet?

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Is Your Family Ready For A Pet?

Deciding if you’re ready to open up your home to a pet is a big step to take, and it requires careful consideration, especially if you have kids. You’ll need to think about the cost, time commitment, emotional energy, and logistical complication involved in having a pet, and then determine which kind is right for your family. A fish is low cost and low maintenance, but a dog is more memorable, active, and engaging. You know your family best, so if you’re thinking about getting a pet, here are some important questions to ask:

Is our family ready?

Having a pet is a great way to teach kids about responsibility, empathy, and to help them learn to cope with loss. A pet can also be a great resource for kids emotionally, because of the unconditional love and attention they can give. However, very young children might not be prepared for the responsibility of walking a dog every day or changing kitty litter, so if your kids are under the age of ten, be prepared to take on much of the actual work yourself.

Can we afford a pet?

Furry friends can be expensive – Food, toys, and medical costs for a pet can go well beyond your expectations. Buying food in bulk, making toys from old socks or recycling, and taking reasonable measures to prevent heart disease, dental problems, and other costly medical issues can help keep costs down. But if you’re not in a stable financial place, having a pet might only make things worse, which isn’t fair for all parties involved.

Is our house pet-friendly?

Plenty of pets live happily in little houses and apartments, but if you rent, having a pet can cause issues if you need to move to a new place. Birds, rodents, reptiles, and fish are great apartment pets because they’re perfectly happy spending most of their time indoors in a tank or cage. Dogs and cats can be trickier, because they need more outside time. If you don’t have access to a garden or a park, or live near a busy road that might not be safe, think carefully about what kind of pet you can safely accommodate.

Other Considerations:

Not every kid is ready to care for a pet, especially if they’re young or easily frightened. Take a trip to a petting zoo or animal shelter to volunteer and see if your family has the right dynamic to take a pet in. Timing is also important to consider. With a pet, your ability to travel last minute is much less likely. If you have a family vacation you’re planning or a wedding out of town, it might be worthwhile to wait until after the trip to settle down with an animal at home, so everyone can adjust together in a stable environment. Also bear in mind, that while a mouse or a fish might only live a year or two, a lizard or a dog might live fifteen years or more. If your kids are older, when they leave for college, you might be looking after the pet alone. Make sure you’re ready for the commitment before you make any decisions.

If you do decide that your family is ready for a pet, there are plenty of resources on how to train and care for your new family member and prepare your house for an animal. If and when you’re ready to make the decision, there will be lots of new things to consider, but lots of amazing benefits and memories to be made, as well!

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