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Coco Granado Design - The Tumblr Queen Review:





Tumblers. No, we're not talking about the sessy website, we're talking about personalized, awesome cups that are made with love and look awesome; Even at 3am when you wake up realizing your television didn't turn off, and when you turn it off you have a glowing light staring you in the face making you wonder if there's an alien in your bedroom. (True story.) 

Coco Granado Design is a local to Texoma, self-made business by an awesome woman that I have had an honor of now getting to call a dear friend. We met at a local karate academy, and she was so down to earth that I loved talking to her. When she began her business, I HAD to become an ambassador and showcase her talents because she does an amazing work not only with tumblers but with multiple other things as well!

How to Cope with Anxiety and Panic -- The Review Ballerina Edition:



I have spent my entire life fighting what millions are dealing with now. COVID-19 has caused so many to have anxiety, panic, self-doubt, worry, depression, and more. I want to help people see there are natural ways to help these chemical imbalances in the brain and to know...you are not alone.

The Review Ballerina is not a medical blog/journal and as such should not be taken as a means to treat, diagnose, or cure any types of mental illness. These are just opinions and steps for this blogger to help those who are just like me.

Why I'm Losing Faith in Doctors:

I have always been a firm believer in the medical profession. I feel that those who take the time to learn how to do a medical specialty, are to be fully trusted to take care of you and your children. I believe in vaccinations, I believe in flu shots and yes, if a COVID19 vaccine comes out as long as there's enough medical proof that it's safe my home will be getting it. But, in the last two years I've begun to start doubting who I can trust...especially when it comes to my daughter. 

The statements made in this article are completely 100% the opinion of this blog owner. This is not an attempt to sway someone one way or the other of their own medical trust. 

Awareness to Suicide Prevention Month 2020:

Suicide Prevention Month Wrap Up | The Kim Foundation

*Trigger Warning: Verbal and Emotional Abuse, Suicide Discussion Below*

When I was a teenager, I lived with my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Unfortunately, my relationship with my Great-Grandmother was not very good...in fact I will never understand why but she was verbally abusive towards me for years. She would tell me many things like I was too fat, my clothes were too tight, my hair was too long and that was considered dirty, and other things. My Grandmother was caught in the middle so she never defended me or had her mother stop and as an adult now I can understand why she didn't. I have myself been in situations like that so I will never hold it against her for not telling my Great-Grandmother to stop. 

One day, I was home sick from school (Truth was I was faking) and by mid-afternoon my Great-Grandmother was on a verbal rampage against me. My Grandmother was at work so she couldn't help and I just tried to endure it. But I remember walking into the kitchen in tears, and grabbing a kitchen knife. As I stood there crying hysterically I put the knife to my wrist and pressed down. I pressed, and pressed and just as I broke the skin I snapped out of it and froze in terror. 

I was lucky enough to bring myself out of it, and I told my Grandmother that night just how badly I'd been hurt by what was said to me. (I never told her what I'd done). I know that I was lucky to not do anything but many are not so lucky. So this post is to bring awareness to suicide and to bring attention to Suicide Prevention Month of September.

If you ever feel that you are lost, wanting to harm yourself, or think that suicide is the only way out please do not hesitate to call the Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255. They are there to help you and guide you. 

You can also reach out to me at ballerina@thereviewballerina.com and I will respond. I get my e-mail directly to my phone and if you put that you need a shoulder, an ear, or help please know I will respond to you. 

Arizona Receives Federal Grants for Suicide Prevention | All About Arizona  News

Elizabeth is a wife to her wonderful husband, a work at home mother to her beautiful little girl and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug", or laughing with her husband, she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!

July 10 - National "Don't Step On A Bee Day"!



10 ways you can help save the bees — New York Bee Sanctuary

July 10th is officially National "Don't Step on a Bee Day!" This day is especially important, because bees are what helps us with just about everything we need to survive. Food, shelter, oxygen, everything. How is that you ask? Well let's take a look!




So I'm sure many of you every day see this kind of scene in your yards, around your cities and you can't help but wonder just how exhausting it must be to collect dust and pollinate right? Well, these bees help with that! When a bee lands on a flower and collects the pollen, it sticks to their their little legs while they also drink the nectar from the flowers themselves. Then, this little guy will fly around and find another flower landing upon it. The pollen from the first flower will now fertilize with the second flower, allowing for cross pollination to occur as well as reproduction. This is extremely important to allow us the change to continue to receive oxygen from plants but also importantly, it helps with our food sources. 

Why Should We Care? | Humans and the decline of the honey bee

Above is a list of all of the foods that humans eat, that bees pollinate. You can see above we love so many things that bees are the source of the creation! I mean we can go all the way to the shirts you wear made out of cotton. Look at that, bees pollinate cotton seed. Without the seed being pollinated, they won't bloom therefore, cotton won't be created unless it's synthetically. I really prefer true cotton don't you? Oh and I could not live without my cucumbers, or my olives. 

INTERSTELLAR' 2014 'SandStorm' Full Scene HD 720p - YouTube

Have you seen the movie Interstellar? In the film, "blight" is killing off all the crops and so instead of being able to eat hot dogs or peanuts at a baseball game, all that was available was popcorn or artificially made foods like candy and soda. In the film, the only food available to eat was corn. Did you notice corn was not on the list above? Interesting connection there, don't you think? Without the bees to pollinate, we will lose our food supply of many things. On top of that, plants will not grow into the ground which will cause the dust storms that were so large and violent in the film. Though this film doesn't come out and blame the loss of the bee population...I could see this happening.


We must preserve our small little friends! Make sure to plant their favorite flowers in your yard (I'd do it at the back of the yard lol), try not to freak out if you see them! Most of the time bees are doing nothing more than trying to find food, so let them do that! Let's help the bee population! 

Elizabeth is a wife to her wonderful husband, a work at home mother to her beautiful little girl and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug", or laughing with her husband, she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!