Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Fountain of Youth: Three Ways to Look and Feel Younger

When we reach a certain age, a bit of extra effort may be required to look and feel young. With the overwhelming amount of products available claiming to be the fountain of youth, it’s difficult to know what products you actually need, and which ones will work for you, your lifestyle, and your budget. Many products may also make it look like you’re striving too hard to look younger and make you appear unnatural. When striving to look younger, it’s important to pay attention to a few foundational aspects of your appearance: your teeth, your skin, and your hair. Accept that you are growing older and that you’re beautiful at any age. Use products to enhance your natural beauty and give you a fresh, younger glow.
Your Smile
Years of coffee, wine, and age can have a harsh effect on your teeth. Many individuals have young-looking skin but feel self-conscious about their smiles, because of the stains age has applied. Cosmetic dentistry is a great solution if you’re self-conscious about your teeth. It’s a new term for ages-old procedures that have been benefiting individuals for generations. From dental implants and crowns to teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry may be a great solution for you to refresh your look and help you regain a sense of confidence in your effortless smile.
You can click here to read more about cosmetic dentistry and how it might benefit your everyday life.
Your Skin
Many women have reported that once they reach their thirties, their old skincare regimen no longer works. Skin is more resilient in your teens and twenties, and harsh products have less effect than they do when you reach your thirties. It’s often best to switch to gentler skincare products that don’t dry out the skin and won’t clog pores, especially because adult-onset acne is common among women in their thirties and forties. It may be time to start budgeting for a monthly trip to the dermatologist or to an aesthetician, who can recommend consistent treatments to keep your skin cells regenerating and give your skin a beautiful, youthful glow. Exercise will also help your skin glow and give you more energy throughout the day, as well as providing a myriad of other wonderful health benefits.
Your Hair

As we grow older, hair thins, becomes more brittle, loses luster, and often changes color. Increasingly, aging individuals choose not to color their hair to cover grey, which can be a beautiful choice, allowing one to age gracefully. Many products are available to help thicken and add body to limp hair, and deep conditioning treatments and serums can help add a shiny, youthful appearance to hair that is diminishing in shine. Often shorter hair cuts work better for thinning hair, because the weight of the ends of your hair won’t weigh the roots down. If you do decide to color your hair, consult a professional colorist to get a natural color that enhances skin tone.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Big 18!

Last week was a major milestone! My first born turned 18! OMG I feel old!

For breakfast we went to Waffle House - this is a southern waffle place. We have lived here for 3 years and it was actually the first time going there.

It was really good 

Then later we had dinner at home and a homemade
blueberry birthday pie

then he got some birthday money and gift cards
We also gave him, since he turned 18 all the Savings Bonds he has gotten since he was born from everyone.
He maybe able to use some for College - because good news - He got accepted yesterday to
Richard Bland College!

Single Moms: Setting Up a Comfortable and Happy Home

As a single mother with much to juggle, setting up your home may seem like a low priority. However, a comfortable home with not only create a safe, welcoming space for your children, but also give you a haven in which to unwind after a long day of working, running after the children, and taking care of your own needs. You don’t have to hire an expensive decorator or have a lot of one-of-a-kind décor items to make your home a sanctuary for you and your family. You just need a little creativity and the tenacity to secure a home you love. Here are a few ways to create a comfortable, happy home.

Location, Location, Location
If you don’t live in an apartment or house you already like, it may be time to look into some other housing options. This may seem like an impossible task, based on budget. However, housing assistance may be available for you and your children. For more information, visit for some ideas. Find a location that is in a family-oriented neighborhood. Outdoor space is nice if you live in a climate that allows for outdoor play, and if the neighborhood is safe enough for your children.

Furniture Arrangement
Even if you don’t have the nicest, newest furniture (or if you do!), you can still arrange everything in a way that makes you feel comfortable and at-home in your space. Pay attention to the space between seating, the focal point of the room, and the utility of your seating. It’s nice to have end tables between chairs, as well as a coffee table that can double as a footrest in front of the couch. If your furniture is looking too shabby for your tastes, consider shampooing it or purchasing some inexpensive slipcovers. You can find some great slipcovers at Ikea: Homemade pillows also add charm, and pillows are easy to make.

Harsh lights or bulbs with a yellow glow can make even the nicest spaces feel crowded and old. For evening lighting, purchase floor or table lamps (at second-hand stores if you’re on a tight budget), and place them in corners and on tables throughout the room. Use these instead of an overhead light to create a relaxed atmosphere. In the daytime, open blinds and curtains to let daylight shine in on your comfortable, happy living room.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Beamly for July - still having fun

Hey guys I want to let you know I am still having fun with the app Beamly. I wanted to tell you some of the different aspects of what I have been enjoying about it so far.

One thing that has been really great is some of the people I have been interacting with. I have really gotten to know some of the people. And so far everyone has been super nice and friendly.

I have been chatting with some of the same group, because we all end up liking the same TV Shows. So when I log into Beamly, I can start chatting with some of my friends. I have also made a lot of new friends recently too. I have over 100 followers on my profile.

The above picture is actually a small sample of what my profile looks like. Ha-Ha! I chose that profile picture - which is from a couple of seasons ago from Big Brother.

Big Brother is still my number one favorite Summer show. So I love watching it and chatting online with others about it. That is what is cool with this show. You can chat right as it's happening and get responses from other users too. So they can give you their perspectives on the show also.

Check out the Big Brother chat room to see what's going on. A lot of the Big Brother alum from past seasons are also chatting in there. A lot of times if you have a question about a shows or missed something - other people in the room will be able to help you or fill you on stuff that you might have missed.

I am chatting in some other shows going on this Summer also. I belong to a total of 26 TV Rooms right now. And hope you can join me on Beamly this summer to chat with me. Check it out today and follow me through my profile!

I will be talking next week more about Beamly too! And some other insights about it. Check back next week for more info!

Beamly is THE 24/7 social and content network for TV and TV fans. Join me today in TV conversations and get the latest juice and gossip about your favorite shows!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beamly. The opinions and text are all mine.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Know Your Rights: Three Parts of Law Every Citizen Should Understand

The developed world can be a complicated place with all the laws that have been written and passed down through the years. While most people probably don’t need to know all the ins and outs of the law, there are some important areas of law that citizens should know in case they need to defend themselves. By knowing your rights, you can easily act within them and gain a peace of mind even when faced with difficult situations that may come up. Worker’s comp laws, traffic laws, and renters’ laws are three common law categories all citizens should understand to protect themselves and their loved ones if a problem ever arises.
Workers’ Compensation
In many states, workers’ comp is a type of insurance that is required if an employer has more than two employees in the business. It covers medical expenses and lost wages if an employee is injured at work. Work injuries are common, especially if your work is physically demanding. Be sure to follow all safety guidelines in your work place. It can prevent injury, but if you are injured while following the safety guidelines, you may be eligible for workers’ comp, which can keep you and your family afloat while you heal. If you are eligible for workers’ comp, and your employer is being difficult about granting it to you, hire a skilled workers’ comp lawyer to help you navigate your rights. You also may be able to gain compensation if you have a pre-existing condition that is aggravated by your tasks at work. You can click here to learn more about workers’ comp attorneys.
Traffic Laws
Whether you’re a pedestrian or operating a vehicle, it’s important to understand traffic laws for your state. Car accidents happen far too often, and you’ll want to know right away if you’re the perpetrator or the victim in the case of a collision. This is especially important if you are injured in an accident, as many insurance companies compensate lost wages, and you’ll want to be sure to get insurance money to cover the cost of your automobile and any health expenses related to the accident. Some traffic laws vary from state to state, such as turning right on a red light, or the amount of time you need to remain in a lane on the freeway before merging into another lane. Familiarize yourself with these laws to avoid being the cause of an accident.
Renters’ Laws
If you rent your home, it’s vitally important to become familiar with your rights, especially if you are in a situation where your landlord is being dishonest. Many states favor the rights of renters. In many states, if your landlord wants to enter the property, he or she must provide written notice twenty-four hours in advance. It is also very difficult to evict a tenant in many states, so you should know your rights in the event that a landlord is making empty threats.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Husband Pics

Sorry for my lack of posting lately. I say this every July - but typically this is the slowest month for blogging for me - I'm lucky if I do 6 to 10 posts all month.

On top of the that my Sister is visiting from Massachusetts this week. So I'm busy this week. Will try to post more soon.

My husband lately is the only one who even wants to pose for pictures. Remember I wrote about How to Train Your Dragon 2 - well we actually went to see that recently. We saw it at an Imax theater and it was cool because my husband with his eyesight actually never could see 3-D - but the Imax he could see the effects.

Husband with glasses:

We went to the beach recently. Husband at beach:

I have some reviews to post & should be posting more soon! Have a great day guys! How is your summer going? 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Neosporin-To-Go from @Influenster #NeoToGo #Review

Hi guys! I want to tell you some more about the Neosporin To Go that I got in my Influenster Vox Box (#TLCvoxbox)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Went Blueberry Picking

Recently, my husband and I went blueberry picking. This farm we went to was the same one where we went strawberry picking awhile ago.

They have a whole field of blueberry bushes (more like trees) if you ask me.  When we were there strawberry picking - we heard one of the owners say there are 1000 blueberry bushes!

My husband took a group of photos of me & since I don't post of "me" too much here they are lol & google + turned them into this motion gif:


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