Archive | April 7, 2012

Eliminate puffy eyes and droopy bags forever!

Eliminate puffy eyes and droopy bags forever!.

This is something I have been seriously been dealing with of late… thanks for the great tips and advise… I will be trying some soon!!!

I hope this comes in handy for anyone else that needs some tips for those unwanted puffy eyes and droopy bags…



Having a Hard Time Matching Foundation?

Having a Hard Time Matching Foundation?.

Great advise on matching foundation… came across this blog… great information provided. ūüôā

Collateral Victims of Our Society …!!!

Collateral Victims of Our Society …!!!.



It’s definitely something worth checking out and taking note of… heart warming and worthwhile… it’s always heartbreaking to hear stories of children being left… but… these are the stories and projects we need to see, hear about and know about… pass this along and share it! ¬†If you can… HELP!

Thanks for taking a look!!

Let’s talk Mary Kay and apple cider vinegar

Let’s talk Mary Kay and apple cider vinegar.

I like this idea a lot… great tip!

The apple cider vinegar… I will be picking some up myself at the next visit to my local grocery store!


It’s all in the Genes… or is it?

Dribble-Drabble for April 7, 2012

Greetings and Happy Early Easter 2012… or for those that aren’t celebrating this “Easter” some aren’t celebrating until the 15th… (Orthodox) Happy VERY Early Easter…

Today was a decent day… I took my daughter to share in something I have had to pleasure of doing in the same exact park and town as a child… Easter Egg Hunt… although… I’d call it more of a “race” these days… it’s “ready-set-GO!” kind of “hunt” so… frankly I’d rather call it a “race” rather then a hunt personally… but I digress. ¬†Later on in the day we shared in a celebration of life and¬†remembrance¬†of a special relative that lived a long, happy life. ¬†I feel good about knowing this lady and her family… my distant, yet, loving extended family. ¬†My love and cheers for celebration of her life and family… here’s to you Lois Blanchard… you made a lot of people better by being here and I am thankful to have known you.

I also got to thinking about genetics and how it plays on our life, skin, health and so on… how important is genes to how we appear as we grow older? ¬†Do you think it’s a huge part? Or rather just a small portion of how we handle our lives and health as we age? ¬†Do we use it too much as a crutch per say and if we see our aging family members not doing so well… is it therefore an excuse to let ourselves go… or perhaps a trigger internally that makes us step up and realize we have to take the “bull by the horns” so to speak and show everyone WE CAN live longer then our previous ancestors and prove we aren’t a statistic? ¬†How do you handle it? ¬†Do you laugh it off and blame genetics for your “bat wings”? (if you have them… you know exactly what I am talking about!) Does that make it an excuse? If you have brown eyes and wished for blue… do you change them? by wearing contacts… regardless if you need them or not? What do you do?

As for me… well I guess I am a road map of mistakes and corrections. ¬†I grew up with a loving, ¬†close-knit extended family that tended to make slight excuses… we are a happy bunch of loving people… for the most part. ¬†We are also a family that has evolved… because as a child I recall hearing excuses that now would not be tolerated or would be laughed at and then not acted upon. ¬†Meaning… as a child I recall us all being happy… however, a bit unhealthy, and eating a LOT of YUMMY fattening foods… well that still happens… to a certain extent… but, now, I would say we have evolved… we have learned and made that YUMMY food just as great if not better… yet,¬†lessened¬†the unhealthy parts… added olive oils rather then¬†vegetable¬†oils, just as an example. ¬†I also watched as my extended close-knit family aged they slowed on the drinking and smoking… most of them stopping all together and having an occasional drink for a¬†celebratory reason. ¬†Times are changing. ¬†I watched as my beautiful aunts aged and have admired their beauty, and I aspire to be like them. ¬†Loving, happy and healthy.

I come from two strong blood lines… Scandinavian and the other side with some mixed American Indian and European in there too. ¬†The high cheek bones in my family shows the Indian… the very ‘white’ skin on myself and my daughter from the Scandinavian ancestors. ¬†I know I have good genes… but, I also know I have to take care of this body… and in my 20’s I wasn’t so good about it… I have scars and marks on my health… I use to weigh over 400 pounds… I took measures to change that person and have tools in place that I still use. ¬†I try to drink a lot of water to keep my skin healthy and I avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking… I try to cleanse my skin and live a healthier lifestyle.

I am however a huge stress-aholic… I tend to worry about things I have little control over… I am in love with someone that is on the other side of the world currently from me… it’s a difficult… but not impossible to believe. ¬†I just worry and that’s something I have to work on. ¬†Worrying can cause wrinkles… and depression and stress can cause medical issues… trust me, I have endured said medical issues in my recent past. ¬†This is not a path I take lightly. ¬†I work on this part of me every single day. ¬†NO ONE should take worry, stress and depression as something not to be concerned about… be conscience that it’s something that can happen… it’s life… it happens. ¬†Just accepting it and getting up and doing your daily things can help… there are days when I don’t want to…

So… all this can certainly do things to our skin… yes… it can! ¬†all those things we ingest… either by chewing it physically, taking it mentally or emotionally… or even environmentally… it’s something we have to consider as we care for ourselves. ¬†But… NO WORRIES… we can take precautions… moisturize… if you do choose to have a celebration and have a lot of drinks… combat that with a LOT of water and healthy foods… flush your system… the sooner you can get that toxin out of your body… the better you will feel! ¬†Sun screen and sun blocks… are definitely something that are extremely important… regardless of how well you tan… sunscreen doesn’t stop tanning… it just protects you from the harmful rays that can cause wrinkles… freckles and the big “C” word…. cancer. just because you didn’t have cancer in your family… doesn’t mean you aren’t immune to getting skin cancer! ¬†Younger and younger people are getting skin cancer. ¬†It’s extremely preventable so why not take that quick precaution?? ¬†Your 40 year old self… or your 80 year old self will happily thank you… with healthier skin!!!

We all need a break from our routines… I am not perfect… who is?! I like greasy… awful… fried onion rings and mushrooms… OMG I LOVE fried mushrooms… seriously… and they are so greasy!!! I always feel a bit guilty for eating the darned things… and therefore I rarely do… but… when I do I try really hard not to beat myself up for doing so and then I eat healthy and drink lots of water… and go on with my life….

I am an emotional eater… I guess I could say I am in “rehab” and I try really hard not to¬†berate myself for choosing to eat something bad… because the old me would… and then I’d give up and eat a ton more REALLY bad stuff and then be even worse off… and get really down on myself… nowadays… I choose to eat something not so good for me… and enjoy it… and then move on. ¬†We all need a break from being “good”.

So… I wonder if I made any sense… or I just really rambled on and on… My point is… think about how you take care of yourself… and imagine how you will appear in 10 years… will your old self be happy with how your younger self took care of your body, skin and health?

Curious… IF you didn’t know how old I was… would you think I was about a month (OMG scary!!! hahaha!!) away from turning the big 4-0??? I usually have surprise… I like that feeling… I might not appear 20… but… appearing younger then my age… now that’s something that I take to heart… and I am very very proud of!!!

Cheers to you all… and best regards to your Easter Sunday… and best wishes to you all!!! and thank you for reading my ramblings… if you have the patience to get to this part… I am very grateful and appreciate your patronage!!

until next time!