Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Teaching Your Kids To Journal Is Easy With @FoxChapelPublishing

I loved journaling when I was in high school!  
In fact, it was something I tried to do every night when I was in high school!
It happens to be some of my favorite reading now, as an adult.  
My kids think it's pretty hilarious too, to read back to the days when mom had teenage emotional struggles, major crushes on boys, etc.  
Oh...the drama!

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Maybe if kids now days, could get their emotions out in a more productive way, less of the BAD STUFF that's been happening in the world, would be happening.  Maybe?  
Maybe it could help some at least, get their feelings on paper and open up to what is causing their hurt, struggles or even their joys!
Fox Chapel Publishing sent us an assortment of their Journals to check out!  
All of these journals are high quality and range from blank pages to journals with topics to write about...for those days when you need a little inspiration.
Pictured above, "MY FAITH JOURNEY" journal!  
This journal provides not only a topic to write about, but on some pages, offers you a creative space to color and doodle.  I LOVE THIS for me!  Having a strong FAITH, this type of journal is a great way for me to stay connected to topics I should be reflecting on daily.  It's also a great way for me to write down my MAJOR praises!  There have been a few victories in the past few years...that's for sure and it's nice to be able to keep track of them on paper, maybe even for my GRANDKIDS to read about!
Pictured above, "Hello Angel Lined Journal Skates" journal.  
My oldest daughter, who spent a few years "on the ice" is going to absolutely love this journal.  Not just because it's got a pair of skates on the front (though that will help), but because she's fourteen and needs a safe space to write her feelings down on paper.  There is plenty of space to write, as well as colorful, bright illustrations to also encourage some inspiration.  This is a journal for her to freely right her feelings out, with no prompting from the pages of the journal.
Pictured above, "TangleEasy Guided Journal Dragonfly".  
My youngest daughter is going to love this journal.  Some of the pages are simply lined with a drawing (to be colored), for her to free write (she loves to write).  Other pages have some writing prompts with colorful drawings on the opposite page as well.  This is perfect for our pre-teen, as she starts exploring beyond her adolescent years...
Pictured above, "Woodstock Dot Peace, Love, Music" journal.  
This journal starts out with several prompts or ideas for journaling in the first few pages.  The entire inside of the book, aside from those pages are simply covered in light grey dots, giving you space to draw, doodle, write, calendar, set goals, etc.  Whatever your heart desires.  It also has an elastic band to put over it, in case you tuck papers, concert tickets, mementos, etc. so they stay in the journal with it.
All four of these journals are made to last years (mine have survived from high school) and can definitely become keepsakes to be passed on to generations to come.  
Journaling is a great way for one generation to connect with another...since "talking" is become outdated.  I love that this is something NOT DIGITAL, Creative and offers a healthy way to vent, express and just be!

CLICK HERE to check out their entire line of journals!  
They offer more than just journals too...you may be amazed!!

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A Working Man Hands Need @LiveClean.USA - TRUST ME!

I married a HARD working man!   
And I'm not just saying that! 
As a "professional window washer", his hands are constantly being dipped in and out of liquid (water and cleaning solution) all day long.  
This can be extremely damaging to the skin on his hands!

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Because of that, we MUST find some hand lotion that can be extra hydrating, to repair the damage the constant wetness/dampness can cause.  
I don't want my man's hands all cracked and weathered!
No lady does...

We love Live Clean Products.  
We've used them in the past and we will continue using them now!  
One product that is an "must have" staple for our home is the Live Clean Liquid Hand Lotion.  
We are highlighting the "Fresh Water" scent this time.  
His hands always feel softer when he uses it!  He likes the scent.  He especially appreciates that it's not greasy either.  Thankfully, once applied, he can go about his business for the day, not worrying about his "window washing" gear slipping out of his hand all day long.
LIVE CLEAN makes products our family feels safe and comfortable using in our home!  

I mean, we have their VEGAN products on our dressers, our counter in the kitchen and our bathroom sinks!

CLICK HERE to learn more about about LIVE CLEAN Products and where you can buy them!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

AS SPRING ARRIVES - Soothe & Protect With 100% Coconut Oil From Queen Helene

My skin gets horribly dry in the winter.  
Especially my lips!   They get cracked & chapped! 
Do you find yourself using chapstick a lot more during the winter months?

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As SPRING arrives, I would love my skin to reflect that "FRESH" look...instead of the dry, cracked, classic winter effects!  
Did you know that you can use all natural COCONUT OIL for your skin, hair, lips and nails, t add extra moisure?  
In fact, it is something I use a lot, because my skin needs a little extra moisture, the older I get.  And since I can't seem to slow down time, I have to take care of my skin as time passes so quickly by.
Queen Helene sells 100% Coconut Oil just for that reason.  
It's inexpensive, but it works great!  
The consistency of the coconut oil depends on the time of the year you're using it.  During the winter months, when homes are cooler, the coconut oil is more solid (like the picture).  During the summer months though, it turns into a liquid (oil) and it's awesome to use then too.  And FYI, it does make a great massage oil!!
Yes, your skin and lips will be oily from it...so I suggest using it at bedtime, so it can soak into your skin overnight.  Walking around with a greasy face is not flattering (as you see in the pictures above).  At least, that's what I typically do...apply it before bedtime.  It's also great for dry, frizzy or unruly hair.  
Just a little dab will work into your hair, smoothing as you go, or you can leave it on for a deep conditioner before your regular shampooing.  
Have you used coconut oil in the past for your skin, nails, lips and hair?  
CLICK HERE to learn more about Queen Helene's 100% Coconut Oil and buy some at your local retailers today!  
There's never been a better time to get a jump start on the upcoming summer months for your skin!

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Glittery Gold & Bold "GET LUCKY" Eyes For #StPaddysDay With @RimmelLondonUS Products

HAPPY St. Patrick's Day friends!

Today is the day that everyone wears green (so you don't get pinched), some people drink a little too much green beer and every one's looking for that POT O' GOLD to strike it rich, or just get LUCKY!

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Some people just get to have a little fun dressing in the GREEN TONES and doing a little something different (fun and flirty) with their makeup (hand slowly raises)...ME!!

Today, I used a couple new products from Rimmel London that helped me achieve my "LUCKY" look for the day!
I used the Insta Duo Contour Stick (in light) to give my face a little highlight and dimension.  I'm still not 100% confident in my contouring skills, but I'm learning.  
My oldest daughter is pretty darn good at it though...so I know that this Insta Duo Contour Stick will be something she'll be super excited about!
For my eyes, I used the Wonder Wing Eyeliner (though I know that my eyes don't look good with "winged" liner...so it just gave me a bolder & darker look) and the Wonder Ombre "Golden Gaze" eyeliner.  This definitely brought a little brightness to my eyes with the GOLDEN SHIMMER.  I finished off my look with some "gold glitter" sparkles...because it's probably the one day of the year that I can get away wearing a little SHIMMERY GOLD all over my face!
I was pleased with my finished look and loved all the products I used!  
Although I didn't use the Wonder Ombre "Super Nova Sky" eyeliner for this feature, I know I'll be using it for future looks...so be on the lookout!

CLICK HERE to learn more about all the RIMMEL LONDON products!
I'll leave you with this IRISH BLESSING!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

I'm IMPRESSED With The IMPRESS Anti-Aging Facial Pad System From @LoveMyNaturalSkin

A week ago, I told you I was trying out a new skincare program for the week.  
Do you remember?

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Well, it's been a week of the Impress Anti-aging Facial Pad System, every evening before bed:
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
And I'm not going to lie...I'm a little sad that I won't be using a pad tonight.  
In fact, I really want MORE!  
Hence the sad face on the last night of the facial pad system!
Day 7
My skin has never felt so soft!  
I know the wrinkles are not gone (and clearly will never be gone)...but it's amazing just how clean and glowing my skin looks & feels.  
My skin feels healthy and refreshed!
The best part, this system is for the NO-NONSENSE women like me, who simply don't have the time (or won't make the time) to do a skincare regime that is several different steps. 
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE SIMPLENESS of this process and the results aren't bad either!
I would highly recommend this system to any woman who is wanting to:
A. Take great care of her skin from the start or
B.  Needing help regenerating neglected skin from age and life
C.  Wanting a simple, easy, two minute (or less) system to care for her skin

CLICK HERE to check out the product for yourself!  
You might be just as IMPRESS'ed as I am with it and invest in the 28 day system too!

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Friday, March 9, 2018

At 40 Years Old - I Wanna @LoveMyNaturalSkin With @ImpressSkin Care

This year, I turn the big 40!
A part of me is still in disbelief that this is even possible...and the other part me agrees that 40 years has definitely passed since my entrance into this world.  MY SKIN...it would agree that it's almost 40 years old, with the smile lines (always a cheerleader), the scowl marks on my forehead (hey, I have lots of kids) and the unforgiving crows feet too.  
UGH...I do not like getting older!
This picture speaks for itself!  I circled all my problem areas that need immediate attention!
And no filters were used on this photo.  This is the NATURAL ME!
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I have tried several skin care products over the past several years because I've noticed the increase of wrinkles and aging of my skin...but NOTHING has blown me away with it's amazingness.
Nothing really makes me want to continue using it, because I haven't see such a vast difference in the quality of my skin.
Nothing has IMPRESSED me enough to have me pay what some skin companies ask for their products (skincare products are not cheap)...to offer my skin the nourishment I should have been giving it years and years ago.
So I just learned about a company called IMPRESS SKINCARE and my friend's business of selling it.
She named her business "LOVE MY NATURAL SKIN".  
I honestly love the name, because I think it is hard for us ladies, the older we get, to actually do just that...LOVE OUR SKIN.
Even our aging skin!
The products she sells for Impress Skincare are all natural and don't require a lot of steps to see noticeable differences in your skin.  
In fact, their entire line is based off four different products:

Created by a husband and wife team (and also owners of a highly successful RX Skincare Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ)...these products were created to further enhance their skincare results for their clients.  And now they are spreading their love to others who want to reverse the signs of aging and take care of their skin.
One thing that I insist on, when it comes to skincare products is the ease of application.  I mean, I don't want to spend an hour at night (who really has time for that), before bed, playing FACIAL SPA!  To me, it's not worth the time!  Yes, I want my skin to stay youthful and vibrant, but at night time, I just want to go to bed.
What I love about the idea of this program already is how simple it really is.
Using natural products, which includes Desert Botanicals, this pad system provides my skin with a weekly facial (PEEL AND BRIGHTEN), some necessary maintenance (SOOTHE AND SHELTER) and a wrinkle removing aspect (UPLIFTING AND FIRMING).
Each facial pad is already pre-loaded with what you need to use nightly and the box comes with the pads in order, so you can't mess up the routine.  
It should literally take you just a few minutes to wash your face, apply the pad and then head to bed.  

So tonight I started the first step in this week long (trial) process of this LOVE MY NATURAL SKIN with IMPRESS skincare system.  
I washed my face with the Foaming Cleaner, rinsed and then applied the first pad in the box, the PEEL & BRIGHTEN pad.  
Not going to lie...I was a little nervous about this initial PAD!  
The Peel & Brighten Pad tingles a little when you first apply it.  
You can definitely feel it start working!  
BYE BYE Dead Skin Cells!
I will be updating you at the end of the week with my results for the week and my feelings on this skincare program.  

Until then, make sure to check out her website: CLICK HERE and learn more about this skincare line with me.

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It's that time of the year again, when the sunlight stays longer to play!
That's right guys...don't forget to SPRING YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD one hour on Saturday night, so you're not late anywhere you're going on Sunday morning!


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