Brandy

Empty Nest Be Damned.

We’ve had a couple of rough weeks around my house with some health issues popping up for our adult son who is disabled. He has autism and cerebral palsy, is nonverbal, and now is blind in one eye. Retinal detachment, they think. We’re awaiting appointments to verify this diagnosis. He’s going to be 20 in…

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It’s Prime Day!

My favorite things are ON SALE! Most everything is on sale on Amazon and I’ve put together a short list of my favorite things. I wear this dress every chance I get. It’s perfect for graduation parties, baby showers, work (if you put a blazer on over it), church, Easter, brunch, or whatever you’ve got…

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Running Errands and Dinner Out

I love this lightweight tank for running around town – this particular one I purchased for $68 at Evereve. I’ve linked a similar, less expensive option below. It transitions to an evening out with the hubby quite easily. TTS I paired it with my fave Good American jeans (on sale at Amazon!) and the easiest-to-slip-into…

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Midsize Mama Bra for Big Boobs

Best Bra for Working Out with Big Boobs When your girls are big, you know you need a bra that provides proper support AND keeps the dreaded uni-boob away. This is THE bra. Trust me when I tell you I have tried every bra under the sun. Yes, this is wired but let me just…

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Special Needs Future Planning

What Worries Me Most About the Future: Jamie functions at 18 – 24 months level. This is a huge topic for me because I am, by nature, a worrier. So there are plenty of things I can find to worry about, to obsess over. From the tiniest thing to the monstrous, I can obsess about…

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I must be doing something right.

There are days when I wonder what I’m doing with my life. And truth be told, today is one of those days. Hopefully, my life stretches out for decades more, but what to do with all of that time? Am I doing enough? Do I show up enough for everyone who needs me; do I…

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A Purpose Filled Life

People go through their childhoods just living life to the fullest each day. Living in the moment, enjoying each part of it as it comes, the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening and we soak up every last drop of the day. Running, spinning, laughing, shrieking with joy, playing games, skipping,…

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The 5 Cs of Audience Growth…

… and a Bonus Secret that Nobody Will Tell You But Me Growing your audience is (and I can’t say this loud enough) about one thing and one thing only: INCREASING YOUR SALES. Bottom line? That’s the only thing that matters. Yes, being true to yourself and helping others matters, BUT – and here’s the…

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Eckmans’ 2021 Photos

Click on the photos to go to the Google albums & check out some of the best things we did this year! Jamie’s 2021 Jamie’s 2021 Riley’s 2021 Riley’s 2021 Joel & Brandy’s 2021 Joel & Brandy’s 2021 Abby & Beau’s 2021 Abby & Beau’s 2021

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2021 Year in Review

Seasons Greetings! 2021 did not disappoint for the Eckman family! We enjoyed lots of family time and had plenty of adventures, too. Jamie turned 19 this summer and we are happy for every day we get with him. We’re still avoiding large crowds because of his susceptibility to viruses and infections. He stays at home…

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Make a Plan

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am a planner. I have to have a plan for just about everything I do or I feel out of sorts. I adore to-do lists. Sticky notes, legal pads, spiral notebooks, journals, checklists on my phone, and my google calendar keep me sane. I…

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Is Negative Thinking Sabotaging Your Happy Life?

The short answer is yes. If you spend your time feeling negative, and thinking bad thoughts about yourself, yes. That is destroying any chance at happiness you may have had. Too often we go through life with these nagging thoughts in the forefront of our minds. They can take over our entire inner monologue. I…

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Brandy Eckman

Amazon Haul for June 2021

I was recently inspired to purchase some things from Amazon to style up my summer. As a not-so-small woman, I find myself drawn to things that accentuate my waist since it’s the smallest part of me. But I also love showing off my cleavage. It’s a pretty nice cleavage to show off, but it also…

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Brandy Eckman

Get Ready for Summer 2021

I recently did a little online shopping to get myself ready for an epic family-filled summer. We are fully vaccinated up in here and ready to spend time with family and friends doing fun summer things! In anticipation of that, I have purchased a couple of dresses, a new bralette, and some swimsuits (my current…

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Brandy Eckman

Bra Review: SheFit

If you’re like me, you’ve seen the ads for SheFit in your newsfeed. It follows me around the internet so I figured I’d give it a go. Watching the videos, it looked like this would be a good bra for doing my HIIT and I thought if it’s comfy enough I could wear it for…

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