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My New Years Resolutions Top 5 Fails

It's that time of year again. New Years... a time of renewal, another chance, a fresh start.

And the time for those darn New Year Resolutions!

Yep, I use to think and ponder, and come up with the best lists possible to improve upon and reach those higher goals for the upcoming new year.
USED to do it. After years of setting unachievable goals, I gave up.

Yes, I know, I'm a quitter and a failure.
But here's why I quit setting these ridiculous ideals that never seemed to pan out! I present to you, a countdown of my top 5 resolution fails!

#5 Lose weight.
This is a classic for me and I always put it on the list. But it is so vague! 5 pounds? 30 pounds? Who knows!

Pass me that cupcake will ya?
Just be healthy! Want that cupcake, go ahead! Just don't eat the whole box!
#4 Keep the house clean and tidy.
Let's get real. I have 2 teens, a husband, a dog, and a herd of cats. Clean and tidy ain't happening at the same time.
Life is chaotic. Messes happen.

Do you have …

Twas the Night After Christmas

So, a couple of nights after Christmas, I suddenly realized that I had been watching TV uninterrupted for over an hour. And it wasn't Sesame Street or SpongeBob! Now, this is an unheard of event in my house! It was a big deal!

I was so inspired by this rate occurrence, that I started writing about it. And here is what I came up with! I think most Mamas can relate. Hope you enjoy it!

Twas the night after Christmas and all through the South Not a single kid was crying or fighting, not one opened their mouth.

All of their gifts were scattered across the room and the floor,  The room that was so clean and so bright not hours before.

Before the chaos, the frantic hurry, or the joy Of finding the one, the only, that just perfect special toy.

Yes, the special toy that turns little woes into merriment That special toy that the oh, so smart Santa sent.

The toy that turns frown into smiles and stops that annoying whine The toy that allows Mama a moment to herself and that glorious glass of…

The Ultimate One-Stop Shop, 49 Antique & Flea Market

You can find flea markets scattered all over the South. Some are warehouse size, some small, some cater to antiques only, some to homemade goods and resale items. But the one I revisited recently caters to everyone and has everything! All under one roof!

Right here just south of Hattiesburg, MS, stands the 49 Antique & Flea Market. Now this is your ultimate one-stop shop where you can find something for everyone (including yourself!) on your list!

The market has been a fixture here for years, and hosts a multitude of various vendors, over 200!

It is located at 19 Dewitt Carter Rd, directly across from Paul B. Johnson State Park on HWY 49. Nearby is Camp Shelby and a little further south would be our beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. 
Open hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9am - 5pm. Plan on spending a couple of hours, so you can see and visit with all the wonderful vendors on site! And don't worry if you get hungry or need some coffee, there is a cafe inside (I'…