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5 Things I Miss About Smoking and How blu PLUS+ e-Cigs Helps

5 Things I Miss About Smoking and How #bluPLUS+ e-Cigs Helps #CollectiveBias #ad

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I miss smoking.

It’s not something one can admit, but I really do miss smoking.

I don’t miss the smell on my clothes.

I don’t miss the stink in my mouth.

I don’t miss searching for a lighter.

I don’t miss how much it costs.

I miss the ritual of lighting a cigarette. Nothing compares to that first drag from a fresh pack. Or, the way a cigarette feels in your hand when you have nothing else to do.

I miss the social interaction that comes with smoking like when you need to bum a cig from a cute stranger or offer a cigarette during a lull of the conversation. Needing a cig also worked when needing to exit an awkward social situation as well.

I stopped smoking when you could no longer smoke in bars and when the restaurant I worked for banned smoking breaks at the same time. You could take a break, just couldn’t smoke. I didn’t want to be in the cold hiding with my cigarette.

Fast forward to today and there is another option for cigarette lovers - blu PLUS+ e-Cigs!

Xpress Kit is perfect to try out #bluPLUS+ without a pricey commitment #CollectiveBias #ad


Northeast Ohio Family Friendly Events August 27 - September 2 #thisiscle

Northeast Ohio Family Friendly Events in #CLE + suburbs #thisiscle

Back to school and a birthday

Like most, back to school is pretty hectic but having a party is a great way to end the week!

It's hard to believe that my Spawn is in double digits!


Class is in! #LearnwithOrkin Household Pests 101 + Win an Orkin Prize Pack

Class is in! #LearnwithOrkin Household Pests 101 + Win a Prize PackThis is a sponsored post and sweepstakes from Orkin.
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Ants and spiders seem to be everywhere around my house. Even with summer ending it just seems to be the norm. Or, it was until I took Orkin’s Household Pest Prevention Pop Quiz. The Orkin Man is helping so I don’t get schooled by pest problems. I learned more about the pests in my home than I ever wanted to know but needed to know.

Back to school is busy and thinking about pests is not on my list but it is a great time to #LearnWithOrkin about pest prevention. Take the Pest Prevention Pop Quiz to find out if you know how to think like a pest!


5 Netflix Streaming Favorites from My Kindergartner #streamteam

5 @Netflix Streaming Favorites from My Kindergartner #streamteam #backtoschool

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The school year has started and I let my kindergartner *sniff, sniff* share her top picks for back to school watching on Netflix. Or in her case, first day ever.

It was way harder to get her to tell me and talk about what she liked about them then I thought it would be, she talks all of the time.

To celebrate her final day of freedom, we ordered a pizza and watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman. I thought it would be perfect since they are both starting school for the first time. (I don't count preschool.)

5 Netflix Favorites from My Kindergartner