Archive | March 2017

Loves and Links Are Back! 

Tomorrow marks the beginning of spring. We’re enjoying gorgeous weather and I’m making keep, donate, and can’t decide piles. I’m getting better at this. My can’t decide pile is tiny. Turns out, I know what I like (and what I don’t like).  As I take a break from the sorting and cleaning, let me share a few absolute loves. 

  • Have you heard Forever Country yet? Love, love, love! 
  • Holy cow! Have you tried these serums? I used one for tanning last summer. I know, I know.  But I did and the results were amazing! Last winter I suffered from dry, itchy skin. That was new for me. I used their anti-aging serum and the results were immediate. Honestly, I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced it myself. The only thing I don’t care for is the smell. It’s pretty stinky in my opinion, but well worth it. 
  •  This face wash is so gentle and effective …I’m in love! I have combination skin and it’s been perfect!!  I know this sounds odd, but it-the actual foam-is also incredibly soft. Try it. I know you’ll love it. 
  • This body butter is my year-round favorite when I don’t want a scent. They call it Bliss for a reason! 
  • I love little luxuries and Young Living’s Satin Face Scrub is my current favorite indulgence. It’s replaced the Bliss scrub in my shower. It has a light minty smell and leaves my skin sooooo soft! 
  • Love lip color? Hate it? Either way you’re going to love Lipsense. My teaching partner hates lipstick, but tried this stuff and became a distributor. Wow!  If you knew Krista, you’d know what a big deal this is. If you’re on Facebook search for her group, Lasting Lips by Krista, or message me for her contact information. The color lasts all day and I like that you can top with gloss or matte. And the yummy colors….
  • If I had my way I’d wear yoga pants and tee shirts all of the time. Purely by accident, I discovered an awesome tee shirt company!!! Cents of Style has the cutest tees! They fit well and hold up wash after wash. Try them out. 

If this kind of post is your cup of tea or if you are my husband frantically trying to find the perfect birthday gift, try this post, or this post, or even this post

So, what are your thoughts? Have you tried any of my favorites? Have some of your own to share? As always, I wish you MUCH joy! 

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    ~Tony Gaskins




    Wow. This resonates with me so much right now. Maybe it does with you. If so, read on and share your comments. 

    The older I get (Yikes! I’m starting a lot of thoughts with that phrase lately!) the more precious my time is. I’m no longer willing to give it away to just anyone or anything. 

    Like you, I have work and family obligations that I must meet. I’m not talking about ditching responsibilities. I’m talking about closely examining who I do life with.

    I’m talking about refusing to feel guilty when asked to do extras that aren’t in Gods plan for me. I’m talking about the fact that we each have 24 hours in a day and countless obligations. I’m talking about the fact that I must face facts: I do not have enough time for every friend, every party invitation, every committee meeting-no matter how worthy. 

    Like you, I could tell you dozens of stories about “friends” who did me dirty. I could tell you even more about wonderful friends who blessed my socks off. The thing is most of us are doing the best we can. There are people who are awesome humans, wives, and friends, but not for me. I  want to be wise enough and brave enough in this next chapter of my life to -without burning bridges-say a fond farewell to some, while carving out time for those who make me better. 

    So, I’m thinking and praying. I’m touching base with those lovely ladies who lift me up and make me better. I’m making plans with those that pray for me, want good for me, and make time for me. 

    And I’m cutting loose those others. 

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. As always, I wish you MUCH joy! 

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