New Year, New Brand, And An Important Announcement



Happy 2019!

. . . Yeah, I’m six days late. 😂

I’ve been crazy busy, hustling to get the new website I built live.

Can you believe I built a frickin’ website all by my non-techy-I-don’t-understand-this-shit self?

-So, this is proof that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

Our new brand is Exploring Rabbit Holes. This website is the main hub for me and Kevin’s art, his self-discovery blog, my health and wellness one, my books, etc. Click on this link to check it out: http://exploringrabbitholes.com/

I have an informative article about CBD oil, and you can find out more about us on our About Us Page.

Exploring Rabbit Holes is a work in progress. I have more ideas for the site that I’ll get to as time permits. The same with our Etsy store (DARETOLIVESHOP). I built it as another creative outlet for us. We do have dare to live t-shirts to go with our YouTube Dare To Live brand, which promotes a life of self-discovery and inspiration. Our mission is to celebrate the human experience in a dynamic and courageous way through our art, music, and ideas. 😊 Click here to check it out: https://etsy.me/2Vy0qQ7

Today we created a new YouTube video on the benefits of walking. We take you on one of the routes we walk and we talk about it. The filming is a bit bumpy because of the snow and ice on the road. We plan on getting a GoPro in the near future, which is an action camera you hook onto your car or helmet.

If you want to see where I currently live, click here to watch the video: http://bit.ly/2EMuEtx

If you do watch it and like it, please click the thumbs up to like it. As you know, we’re newbies at this and in the learning stages.

. . . But, like I’ve said before, every pro was once a beginner.

Oh, my Facebook Author page got a face lift, and I combined my author brand with our Exploring Rabbit Holes one. http://www.facebook.com/RebekkahFord2012



Why?

Because the two now are holding hands. 😍

I’m an author and an explorer who is into health and wellness, self-discovery, and travel, which I will be writing about.

It makes perfect sense.

-So, now the important announcement.

. . . I’ve been struggling with a decision to make. The decision is should I shut down this blog and focus totally on Exploring Rabbit Holes or try and keep up with both?

To be honest, this blog (Wandering Thoughts of a Writer) has a special place in my heart because I created it years ago when I first wrote Beyond the Eyes.

I was going to shut it down, but today I came to the decision to keep it for my books, writing, and possibly to share with you videos we create.

What does this mean?

It means I won’t be posting every week to this blog.

If you want to hear from me every day or week, follow me on my Facebook Author page and on my Health and Wellness blog on our Exploring Rabbit Holes site.


Exploring Rabbit Holes Health and Wellness blog: http://exploringrabbitholes.com/category/health-wellness/

On the book front, I’m in the process of rereading/rewriting/editing Legends of Deceit book #2. After that it’ll be sent to my editor. I’ll keep you up to date on it here.

Lots of changes are already happening in this new year—exciting crazy scary and cool changes.

I hope you plan on still following me because I’d love to have you along for the ride with us. 😘







Top Ten Things That Will Change Your Life



Today we created another Youtube video: Top Ten Things That Will Change Your Life.

We're still newbies at this, but with deliberate practice we're getting better and having fun. 😊

We're also still learning how our fancy camera works, as well as camera angles, lighting, blah, blah, blah.

Kevin is doing an excellent job with the editing part.

 . . . Anyway, click on this link to find out what are the top ten things that will change your life.

If you like the video, please click the thumbs up and the subscribe button if you want to follow us on our journey towards living a nomadic lifestyle and our adventures once we officially are nomads. ☮️

Six Weird Gifts To Give The Weirdo In Your Life


I was thinking of a blog post to write today and came up with weird gifts. I mean, we all have a bit of weirdness in us, some more so than others.

Hey, life would be dull if we were all the same, and I’m curious to find out what strange gifts are out there, aren’t you?

Sure you are, so let’s get to them.

Oh, this post contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission if you use them, at no additional cost to you.

1.) Crafting with Cat Hair

I’m a cat lover and most of my life I’ve had a cat, however, I’ve never thought of using Church’s (my current cat) hair to make something out of it. 😂

I find it a bit odd.




2.) Farting Undies

Yes, there’s fart underwear you can buy. This would make a good gag gift to give to someone who farts a lot.





3.) Talking Toilet Paper Spindle

This product is a best seller on Amazon, and I think it would be a fun thing to get. You can record your own messages, so when someone is in the bathroom, grabbing a piece of toilet paper, he or she will hear your message.



How about a pimple popping toy?

4.) RAYKI Squeeze Acne Toys-Peach Pimple Popping Funny Toy Popper Remover Stop Picking Your Face

You read that right. There’s a toy for people who like to pop pimples.

One of my author friends would love this toy.




5.) Rubber Chicken Purse-The “Hen Bag” Handbag

I suppose this would make a good gag gift for someone who loves chickens, but I personally think it’s weird. 😂



6.) Edible Insects-Bag of Mixed Edible Bugs: Grasshoppers, Crickets, Silk Worms and Sago Worms

I wasn’t going to post this because I don’t like bugs, and hell no to eating them. 🤮

. . . But, there are people who do and love them. It’s a culture thing, and honestly, if we were raised on eating bugs, we probably wouldn’t think they were nasty to eat.

If you’re curious about what they taste like or have a friend who would want to try them, or want to freak someone out, Amazon sells them.



There you have it. I might write another post similar to this one in the future because I find it interesting what weird products are out there that people buy. I’m sure you do as well.

. . . Anyway, Happy Yule, Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays.





Have a good one!





Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone


Kevin and I created a video today about what minimalism means to us.

As you know we’re total newbies, but hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?

I’m totally out of my comfort zone when it comes to pictures of me and now being in a video, especially close-up shots.

Why?

Honestly, it's because how I was treated during my childhood. I had a huge overbite and was teased a lot.

. . . But I’m working on overcoming my issues with my looks and what better way to do that than put myself out there on YouTube.

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone.

I have to say, though, Kevin is pushing me to just do it.

He said today, “Fuck it. Let’s just do it. I have two missing bottom teeth that I need to get fixed and will. So what? We’re newbies, and this is how we learn. One day we’ll look back on it and see how far we progressed from our earlier videos."

He’s totally right.

We’ll know what shots work and what doesn’t.

-So, we made a video today on what minimalism means to us, and I mentioned a totally weird thing we’ve been doing that is totally out of our comfort zone.

It’s live on our Dare To Live Youtube Channel. Here’s the link . . .

If you like it, please click the thumbs up and subscribe. Also, if you click on the bell, you’ll get notified every time a new video goes live.

. . . Anyway, as I said before, this is totally out of my comfort, but that’s good because growth and opportunity will breed from it. Also, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

I’m daring to live. 😜


Minimalist Art Steampunk Style



As you guys know, Kevin (hubby) and I are moving towards living a minimalist lifestyle, and we’re loving it.

Did you know, Kevin is an artist?

I don’t remember if I’ve told you that or not.

. . . Well, he is, and the other day he created some cool ass steampunk/futuristic designs with only two things.

Can you guess what they were?

It was totally organic/natural . . .

. . . He created the following designs with only a flippin’ ink pen and pad of paper.



Here’s what they look like on paper.




Wouldn’t they look good on a T-shirt and sweatshirt hoodie?

Hell ya, they would!

The steampunk gangsta car would look sweet on a sweatshirt hoodie.

-So, I decided to take his hand drawn designs another step forward and did just that.



They are now in our Etsy store (DARETOLIVESHOP), because those designs are too cool not to share them with the world and give the 
people who appreciate organic/hand drawn art, the opportunity to wear it.


There will be more hand drawn by pen designs by Kevin in the future, and I’m excited to find out what he comes up with next. I’m trying to talk him into creating a steampunk-type cat that is writing for a T-shirt design, but being an author, I understand you can’t force creativity, so if he’s feeling inspired to draw it, he will, if not, something else kickass will come into fruition.

-Anyway, this is another step towards the life we’re creating.

Baby steps, remember?

Our Etsy store is a side hustle that I haven’t had time to focus on to grow because I’ve been working on other projects that’ll eventually come into play with the life we’re creating.

This shit takes time, and sometimes it seems like it’s taking forever and nothing is working. That’s where patience comes in and me giving myself a pep talk on not to give up, keep going.

Eventually, everything will come together and all our hard work will pay off.

We recently did an overview on everything we’ve done this year. We’re proud of ourselves for all that we’ve accomplished, and we’re happy where we’re at and the path we’re on.


Here’s a little reminder.









Why We're Ditching The Conventional Lifestyle And Daring To Live


As you guys know, we’ve been renovating our RV. We’d be totally done by now if the weather wasn’t so miserably hot and humid last summer.

Those of you who have been following me know that Kevin and I were going to start a YouTube Channel to document our journey.

. . . Well, Kevin started it, posted up some content, and today we filmed an About Us episode. We’re totally newbies, but hey, every pro was once a newbie.

Growth begins and magic happens when you step out of your comfort zone.



Nine Cool Gifts You'll Want To Check Out


Are you ready for Cyber Monday?

Even though I’ll be at the office, I’m sure we’ll be popping online to Amazon and some of the other cyber stores to check the kick ass deals that’ll be happening.

I totally prefer shopping this way than dealing with the long ass lines and rude people.

*This page contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you use them at no additional cost to you. I only recommend things that I love.*

. . . Anyway, I had so much fun finding cool and unique gifts for the last post I wrote, I thought I’d do another one.

I’m helping you take the guess work out of what the hell to buy so and so who is hard to shop for.

1.) This is a unique and popular gift for cigar lovers. It’s a portable cigar humidor case.

How cool is that?

Years ago, I worked at a newsstand that sold cigars and had a huge humidor room just for them. I used to love going into that room because the smell in there was awesome.



2.) This EzRoller Classic Ride On is a neat gift for a kid and the lime green is a great color.



3.) I’m a brandy drinker. I have one or two shots a night—sometimes three. This is a great gift to give someone like me. The bottom line says: Good day. The middle line says: Bad Day. The top line says: What Day?

Love it.

It’s a 11oz. rocks glass.



Who loves to star gaze?

I do.

4.) The Laser Twilight Light is a neat gift.



5.) This laptop backpack is really cool. I bought my first laptop this year and would appreciate this water-resistant anti-theft backpack. It even has a USB charging port.

You can also use it as a hiking daypack.



6.) I bought a hammock last summer for when we are full-time travelers. I wish I would have known about this Winner Outfitters Double Hammock. It’s the #1 best seller in camping hammocks. This will make a great gift for people who love to camp.



7.) This snow cone maker is a fun gift to get. Your kid(s) will love it. When we were kids, my sister had the Snoopy snow cone maker.

Remember the Snoopy snow cone maker?

This snow cone maker can be a family gift that everyone will enjoy.




8.) An airfryer is super popular now. I tried chicken nuggets that were air fried, and they turned out great. If you’re a fried food lover like me but want to eat healthier, you’ll want to get an air fryer.




9.) This is a cool gift for beer lovers. It’s a home beer brewing kit where you can make your own beer. 🍺

How cool is that?




There you have it. Nine cool gifts to get this holiday season.

Cheers! 🥂





Eight Cool Gift Ideas For The Holidays


Christmas is almost here.

Can you believe it?

This Friday is a HUGE shopping day.

This coming Monday is Cyber Monday, which is another MAGA shopping day, but from the comforts of our home.

I prefer that one over dealing with the crowds.

Don’t you?

. . . Anyway, I’m going to be sharing some cool gift ideas that'll help you during this gift giving season.

*This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission if you use them, at no additional cost to you.*

1.) Savvy Infusion Water Bottles are a hot item right now, and I just might have to get me one.




2.) Okay, you guys. I don’t give a flying flip what anyone says, this product here is a cool ass gift to give a guy . . . or anyone who would enjoy infusing their booze. It’s the SPIRIT INFUSION KIT. You can make flavored vodka. 🍸





3.) Speaking of alcohol. This next gift idea is a good one to give a guy who loves beer. It’s beer chiller sticks. Check it out.




4.) Lagunamoon Essential Oils is a best selling item. I love essential oils and have been seriously debating on selling them.




Don’tcha hate trying to figure out what to make for supper? I know I’m always trying to think of what to make that night or the next day.

. . . Well, here’s a fun gift to get for yourself or for someone else you know who would get a kick out of this.

5.) It’s a cookbook entitled: What the F*@# Should I Make For Dinner?: The Answers to Life’s Everyday Questions (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes) 😂





6.) Another popular item I’ve been seeing that's super cool is Himalayan Sea Salt Lamps. They’re gorgeous and creates a soothing glow.





7.) Bath bombs are still hot and has been voted as the #1 gift for the holidays. I really like this bath bomb set because it’s all natural and the essential oil and vegan part caught my attention as well.





8.) Do you know anyone who loves to garden? Here’s a cool gift to give them. Exotic vegetables grow kit. It comes with 5 unique plants to grow from seed.




Wrapping it up (no pun intended).

I enjoyed discovering these cool and unique gift ideas to tell you about. Hopefully, I saved you time and stress on what the hell you’re going to get Aunt Mae who has everything under the sun or your friend who's on a diet and doesn’t like to drink plain, boring water.

Cheers!

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