Parker’s Journey

At the beginning of the year, I blogged about wanting to send care packages to those that were recovering from head injuries. As a person that is still recovering, I understand the challenges that are faced and how important it is to have a support system. While I still share that sentiment, it has since expanded. Continue reading

And all that Jazz: An Ode to friendship

In an attempt to reconnect with my past
or jog some sort of memory
I’ve taken to reading correspondences
from those once near and dear to me-
colorful interactions
now fractured Continue reading

Ears Wide Open

One of the many symptoms I deal with on a daily basis, is being sound sensitive. Think Man of Steel (latest Superman movie) when young Clark hides in the closet because every noise is painfully loud-yup that’s me. My daily life is a mirror image of that scene. I literally hear everything, Continue reading

On The Move: A Tale of Two Cities

Decided to participate in this week’s Photo Challenge. The Busyness of both Chicago and Seoul, South Korea are displayed.

As I was taking a stroll around my neighborhood one morning it was clear that everyone was rushing off to work. The beauty of The Chicago skyline Continue reading

So, today is Mother’s Day?

Today is bittersweet and not just for me, but for anyone that’s lost a child, parent or are struggling to conceive. My heart is aching, but I’m not alone. Continue reading

Hello….is There Anyone Out There?

Since I’ve sustained a head injury, I question everything. Each day, I am like a five year old child asking why is something a certain way, followed by another why once I receive the answer.  Today, I wanted to know how hens laid eggs and if a rooster was an absolute necessity. Continue reading


A great insight into sports related head injuries. Consistently sustaining head injuries can lead to long term effects. Current story of my life


In August 2013, the National Football League of America reached a $765 million settlement with various players that had been affected by concussion whilst playing the sport. This settlement significantly raised the profile of concussion in all contact sports. We have all seen what a serious head clash can do to a player competing at the highest level, take George Smith against the British and Irish Lions late last year, but we forget that this can happen to anyone at any level of sport.

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by either a direct blow to the head or body, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull, such as whiplash. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may be no other visible signs of a brain injury. It is not always easy to identify if…

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Follow Me, Follow You?

Hello everyone? How are you this morning, evening ? Did you sleep well? Did you have a great day? Its important for me to know how each of you are.

I mentioned in an earlier post, that I was taking a blogging class (should have called it a workshop). Well there have been quite a few improvements to the blog since I’ve began. I was taught how to add a page within a page,” I’m Lana” received a fabulous update and I now have two twitter accounts, one for Sweet little Somethings (which will tweet updates, promotions and product releases) and one for this blog. Feel free to follow both. In addition to this, I’ve also been able to visit quite a few blogs and offer suggestions to others. Continue reading

The Sear’s Tower: Photo Challenge-Monument

I’m a bit late to the game. But I am a Chicagoan, and can see the skyline from my balcony. Introducing: The Sears Tower. Quite the perfect monument for last weeks photo challenge

The Skyline-A different Angle

The  Sears Tower-not your traditional photo

Celebrate Good Times

Okay, so I just took a gander at my blog and I’ve reached over 200 readers (insert a theoretical happy dance)


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WordPress did not inform me, as it did when I reached 100 readers. So, per my word, its time for a Give A Way. In addition to that, I’ve also had 50 posts. I am feeling super happy (if only I could express it) so I am giving away TWO sampling kits. Be on the look out for a post with all the lovely details. Coming soon to a blog near you-this week. Thank you for joining me