Friday, September 6, 2013

Getting By With a Little Help From My Friends...

Hello again lovelies!

I know it has been ages since my last post, but I have been so beyond stressed out lately. I don't often delve into my personal life here and I promise I won't make too much of a habit of it, but damn, I am in a tough spot here.

Last year I had a great job working in an office and I had finally managed to un-bury us from the mountain of debt that seems to pile up over time. Unfortunately as soon as we started to get ahead, I was laid off from my job when the company downsized. This in and of itself wasn't the end of the world, but around a month after I lost my job, our van broke down and was beyond repair. My husband works his tail off for not enough money, and he manages to keep us from drowning fiscally, but we can't get any money saved up because he just doesn't make enough for us to have anything left over. My makeup budget (and this does include skin and hair products) is $10 a month. That's pretty much all the frivolous spending we do as a family. So yeah, I need to get a job to help out. But in order to do that, I need a car.

So in an effort to save my family, I've started an online fundraiser to help us raise money for a good reliable vehicle. If you have any extra money and can help my family out, please donate here: A Family Car For the Hughes's. Having to put this fundraiser together is a serious blow to my pride, and I truly hate having to ask for your help. But I'm desperate and I don't know what to do at this point. I am beyond shamed and I hope that you guys will forgive me for begging in such an ungraceful manner, but I just don't know what to do. Every day just gets harder and harder for me, and I'm losing hope in ever being able to provide a wonderful life for my daughter. I know that she deserves better than a mother that has to beg just to get by and it makes me sick. Again, I am so sorry to be putting this out there for all of you to see, but I'm at a loss of options. If you can't afford to donate to my cause, would you please consider visiting the page that I linked above and sharing it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. I need all the help I can get to help get my family on its' feet again.

Left: My daughter, Penny Lane, age 2.5; Top Right: My Husband and daughter age 3 weeks; Bottom Right: Me and my friend's son when I was in the hospital after I delivered Penny.
  I'm not really sure how to end this post, just writing this all out has me feeling so shamed and emotionally drained. To all of you who decide to donate or share my story, thank you so much. I appreciate it more than I could possibly put into words. And I know that all of you have your own problems and you probably don't need to hear about mine, I'm just lost. I will have some more posts up, looks and tutorials mostly, after I've calmed down some and gotten back into my zen. Thank you all for sticking with me through my rather sporadic postings, you guys are awesome. Til next time! xoxox

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