Be on the lookout for my first posting in regards to this Challenge, tomorrow!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Be on the lookout for my first posting in regards to this Challenge, tomorrow!
Just because I'm a "Bigger Boned" woman and would be lucky if my arm were to fit in some of these fashions, ok most of them, doesn't mean I can't appreciate them. I'm like almost every other girl out there. I go Gaga over a cute designer bag, or shoes, or that funky scarf on the mannequin in the display window.
Let me just say tho, that if haute fashion were to come in my lovely size 18 frame, I would make that shit look good!
These are my fashion finds. Though they may not fit and I may not be able to afford some, or most, they're fun to look at!
What are some fashion styles you're going Gaga over?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
to give the world the sweetest touch
of tenderness and love.
With the softness of a whisper,
God made a baby's skin
and then designed two trusting eyes
to put the starlight in.
With giggles from a waterfall
and breezes passing by,
God made a baby's laughter
and a tiny, sleepy sigh.
God made the world a precious gift
more dear and pure than gold,
with little toes to play with
and tiny hands to hold
then brought into the sunshine
a precious baby boy
All wrapped up in a rainbow
of wonder, hope, and joy.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Let me just tell you ALL, twitter or not that yes in fact I do recommend it.
Generally I tend to wash my hair every other day, or every day depending on my needs, situation or mood. If I'm out and about for a stroll through the mall, I might skip a day, but if I'm working up a sweat during a workout, well...you do the math.
I find that most of the shampoos and conditioners available on todays market are pumped full of so many chemicals it literally weighs my hair down and leaves it a greasy oily mess, hence the necessity to wash my hair every other day/every day. By the 24th hour, gone is the bounce and softness and is instead replaced by something that looks like it'd been lost in the bush for weeks, oiliness sets in and then the itches start. Sound scary yet? It was for me.
Then I tried The Body Shop's Rainforest Balance Shampoo/Conditioner designed to restore balance to oily hair and was pleasantly surprised.
Though I'm a full believer that in order to achieve cleanliness you need a good lather, Rainforest Balance Shampoo doesn't lather as well as I would have liked, but it leaves you with an impressive squeaky clean feeling, not to mention your hair smells like an invigorating rainforest, fresh and natural. They're(shampoo and conditioner) both silicone, sulphates, parabens and colorant free. They're respectful to the aquatic environment and meet a very strict biodegradable standard, minimizing the use of non sustainable packaging resources.
With their Community Trade Aloe vera, Seaweed and Nettle extract, the program helps to sustain trading relationships with disadvantaged communities around the world providing incomes to over more than 25,000 people across the globe.
It's got my vote!
Any views, opinions, or recommendations are based simply on the fact that I have tried said products with my needs/desires in mind. Your needs, likes or dislikes may be different.
Look how healthy my hair looks.
This was my shadow in the sunset.
I took a close-up while I was playing around with the settings on my camera.
I wore these cute flats because I was trekking through the bush and didn't want to break an ankle in heels.
Camera used: A Nikon D90
Monday, September 20, 2010
I cannot stress how important it is to do a self breast check. Early detection helps save lives, not all the time, but that's better than never.
I lost Aunt's and my Mother in law to cancer and I don't want this disease to steal any of you!
Even if you feel silly "feeling yourself up" get the boyfriend or the husband to help you do it or do it for you. I for one ask my husband. And if you're not sure about how to do it, or what you're feeling, ask your doctor for advice.
There's no greater time than now to start a routine monthly check.
Here are five quick tips to help you out.
Operation save the Ta Ta's is in session.
Here's what you should look for:
- Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color
- Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling
If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:
- Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
- A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
- Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling
Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.
Step 4: Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.
Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.
Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows, as if you were mowing a lawn. This up-and-down approach seems to work best for most women. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts: for the skin and tissue just beneath, use light pressure; use medium pressure for tissue in the middle of your breasts; use firm pressure for the deep tissue in the back. When you've reached the deep tissue, you should be able to feel down to your ribcage.
Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in Step
Set your silliness and awkwardness aside, swallow your pride and just do it! Your Ta Ta's will thank you!
It's hard to believe that summer is over. Where did the time go?
My little man is starting grade 3 and some of you may just be putting your little ones into Kindergarten. It seems like just yesterday when Dorin was going to Kindergarten and again I ask where did the time go?
Every school year is a mother's new dread. Between school supplies, a new wardrobe, new friends, PTA meetings and the enrollment in extra curricular activities there comes an unstable stress level. For me, the majority of my stress is not in relation to buying him new clothes because of his sudden 2" growth spurt, or because of an endless list of school supplies but because the realization that my baby is growing up right before my eyes, hits me like a ton of bricks.
I can still remember when he was in my belly demanding his cheese obsession be satiated and bruising my ribs from his endless kicks.
How is it that we get so comfortable in our role of parenthood that we don't notice the time fly by until it hits us right between the eyes when we least expect it, like it does me on his first days of school? Perhaps my sadness comes not from the fact that he is indeed getting older and maturing before my eyes, but in the fact that I too continue to mature and get older.
You're only as old as you feel!
Stay healthy my Sweets!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wondering what to make as a perfect side dish to complement your chicken, pork or beef? Try these zesty cheesy baked potatoes that will leave your guests sure to ask for seconds.
1. Wash and dice your potatoes into bite sized pieces.
2. In a roasting pan pour in about a 1/2 cup of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
3. Toss your potatoes in the pan coating them with the oil and sprinkle with garlic plus, steak spice and parmesan cheese.
4. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until potatoes are tender.
5. Remove foil and sprinkle more parmesan cheese and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Quick! Easy! Delicious!
For those of you that love Fall, then you're just like me! Most people are in love with summer, swimsuits and a fresh wardrobe, make-up and fun summer shoes. But who says Fall can't be all that too? Nothing beats wrapping yourself up in a warm sweater on a breezy day. Make-up? No problem! Don't need to worry about sweating it off either. Autumn is the perfect season to play with and blend all those warm earthy colors.
What's got your eye this Fall season?