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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Soooo... It's been a while!

I can't believe it's been a year and a half since I've been on my blog! I've been updating a few things today and have forgotten how much fun it is to blog about deals! And I've missed the interaction with my readers and other bloggers. Why have I been gone so long? Well, I've had a really rough past few years.
 In 2009, I went back to work part time when my daughter started preschool. Because of that I had already had to cut back, but in 2010, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Thankfully, TN isn't a life threatening disease, unfortunately, it is a life changing one. I won't go into all of the details, but I struggled with everything. At one point, I was taking up to 19 pills a day, some of which caused hallucinations. I was finally referred to an excellent neurosurgeon, and in 2011 had brain surgery. Symptoms? Gone! I was able to completely be off of all meds only six short weeks later! Praise the Lord!
 Now, before all of that had happened, my husband and I had discussed trying for a third baby. Of course during my illness all of that was put on the back burner. After being off the meds for awhile, we discussed it again, and decided to start trying after I had been off my meds for one year, to give my body time to heal and adjust. Well, God had better timing, because only a few months after my surgery, we found out I was expecting. What a welcome surprise! Little Ms. Suri Elaine was born in June.
Isn't she gorgeous? ;)  So, as you can see, I've had my hands very full. I'm so glad that I'm getting to stay home with another little one!
 The only thing that has been a downfall is the medical bills. We've been slowly paying off the portion of my surgery that insurance didn't cover, not to mention the numerous specialists visits and tests, and now we are paying on the OB and C-section bills. It's starting to feel a little never ending. But we'll make it!
 Anyway, the bills have been prompting me into looking at work from home opportunities. I always get nervous looking around for those, though, because there are so many SCAMS out there. My poor mom (who's on disability) was scammed out of about $900 a few months ago (I'm going to do a post about this later on).
 So, I was really intrigued the other day when I saw a friend post about a work from home opportunity. It was for affiliate marketing. Now, I'm a little familiar with affiliate marketing just from having my blog, and advertising through Amazon and such on here. But when I saw how much HER sponsor was making (who I know as another local woman in our area), and that she was already starting to make her own money, I started to really get excited. I began researching, and guess what? It's definitely legitimate and people really ARE making money with it.
I'm still just starting out, and plan to delve quite a bit deeper in, and will keep you all posted on how it goes. Over the next few days, I'm going to post the steps, show what I've found out, and give you the sign up link. Now, one thing I want to say up front...this DOES require work. And how much work you put into it will determine how much money you make from it. But don't be discouraged! It's not something that takes hours a day, more like just a few hours a week.
And on another fun note, I'm definitely going to start posting FREEBIES, again. Ohhh, how I've missed getting my little bits of "Christmas in the mailbox", lol. And I'm sure there will be some reviews and giveaways thrown in, too! So just stay tuned for an exciting next few days!
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1 comment:

crazyforcrafting said...

I am the same way. I tell myself I am going to blog but then I never get around to doing it.
And she's beautiful, congrats!