Showing posts from August, 2014

The way time flies...

The way time flies...
I think that it is very important to remind all the new Mom's out there that are struggling with sleep, fussy babies and the reality of their new role to remember that the work and time they are putting in now is not permanent.  The late night feedings are going to end, the party in the crib at 3 a.m. will go to, the need of a Mom to kiss a boo boo or cuddle or pour more milk will be followed with "I can do it myself" and it happens fast!  I saw this and wanted to share with my readers.   It is called:  The Last Time From the moment you hold your baby in your arms you will never be the same You might long for the person you were before  When you had freedom and time And nothing in particular to worry about You will know tiredness like you never knew it before And days will run into days that are exactly the same Full of feedings and burping Nappy changes and crying Whining and fighting Naps or a lack of naps It might seem like a never-ending cycle
But …

A letter to my Kindergartener

To Adventures, New and Old...
Monday, August 25th 2014

Today you embark on a great journey, as you get dressed, brush your teeth and eat your Cocoa Puffs (yes, after you wanted something "healthy" and requested Honey nut Cheerios and did NOT like them!) - you gather your things, including the lunch that you helps Mommy put together, and we make our way to the end of the drive, a.k.a. The Bus Stop.

I take the chairs, so you and Sis can sit and relax while we wait our 15 minutes for the arrival of the big yellow #72. It is a BIG day for you, whether you know it or not and an EVEN BIGGER day for Mommy.  I feel the butterflies, the tears well in my eyes, my heart skip a beat as the anxiety of my First Born baby getting on the school bus and leaving for the ENTIRE day.  I worry all those things that Moms are supposed to worry about...will you find your bus after school, will you be able to get your lunch all opened by yourself, will you be able to button your pants at your potty…

The night the Music stopped..

Last Night..the music stopped...
Well, Brahms Lullaby by Celine Dion, at least.  It is a sign that my house is getting older and I am saddened by it!  I mean, I knew this day would come, maybe not so soon, but I knew, didn't I?  We are battling another...yes, another Summer Cold as my oldest starts school.  We are all a little more cranky, than usual, and tired.  So, I put in H2O for my BIG 5 yo and nestled her into bed around 7:30 p.m. last night, snug as a bug.  I mimicked the method with my 3 year old, but instead of mermaid, she wanted Minnie Mouse.  I had thought all was well, until about 8:30 p.m. when Miss 3 came down announcing that she was "tireerd" so I went back up to settle her once again in her bed, only to find Minnie Mouse over and per her request, it was time to turn off the TV, she wanted her "music."  Her wish, of course, is my command.  I turned off the TV and hit the button for her iPod on the dock and immediately, Brahms Lullaby blasted ou…

Let's roll out Campaign #19!

Hi Everyone!
I am so excited to roll out another great Campaign with Avon!  We are onto C19 and this book is gearing up for my favorite time of the year, FALL!  There are great specials throughout and tons of new products lining page after page, so get ready to start turning!

Above our the Catalog's for this campaign!  Remember you can Shop my E BROCHURES right from my website:

New & Exciting Products!

 It's finally here!  The Big & Daring Mascara! This mascara has no clumps, no smudges and no flaking! I stand by this product because I got the pleasure of using before it was available to the public and I am in love with it! It is ahhhmazing Mascara- goes on smooth and last all day! 

Grab yours today!  
Intro Special $6.99  
Blackest Black   #651-920 Black                  #651-901 Brown Black       #651-916

Check out the Ultra Color Bold Lipsticks!  You get high impact lip color with a moisturing texture and creamy feel.  Full and even coverage that l…

Cleaning out the Attic

It's time to clean out the Attic...
Everyone has heard the expression, "Cleaning out the Attic", right?  It is that time for me.  I have been dreading it too!  It is the time of the year to purge the things that are in my life that are no longer needed. 
So, on Saturday, with one less kid, I headed up the new, dusty steps to my gabled attic and started to unload artifacts of what once was.  I hauled bag after bag, box after box, toy after toy until I had made a large dent.  I then went through all those bags, boxes and toys and sent them packing!  

It is hard to say goodbye to things that once were.  I mean, I had moved all this stuff to this new house just this past October.  Why?  I caught myself asking this very question over and over again as I kept digging deeper and deeper into baby toys and guess what, my youngest is not a baby anymore!  So, why did I feel the need to hang onto all these toys and clothes and blankets from this baby who has not played with or used any…

Start your week off right, with Avon!

I can't even believe it is Monday again!  Well, it's a good thing because I have great specials going on over at my Independent Avon Representative website that you NEED to check out!
Hopefully the weekend treated you well! It was a busy one for this Avon lady! Getting my orders in for C18 and getting ready to launch into c19- and this next campaign is the ONE I can't wait for! 
I started using a NEW AVON product that I am totally HOOKED on! 
This is the BIG & DARING Volume Mascara and it is nothing short of amazing! 
Go bold with 5X the explosive volume for our most daring lash look yet!

DYNAMITE WIRE BRUSH: Curved brush with multi-level patented bristles combs through and captures every lash while sculpting and filling in gaps.

LASH BUILD TECHNOLOGY: Plumping Complex and innovative crème-gel formula delivers 5X the volume and a clump-free, smudge-free, flake-free build.

Sweep on from root to tip for 24-hour explosive volume. Water-resistant. .338 …

AVON lady- Orders DUE today!

It's AVON Order Friday Everyone!  
If you want to place a BOOK order, please email me by NOON, 8/15/14 (TODAY) with your Item #'s so I can get your order placed. 
(please make sure that you live nearby for delivery! ;) 

You can also, ALWAYS shop my Independent Avon Representative site, 24-7 at: and IF you shop my website and spend $60 you save 20%- enter code: SITEWIDE.  (ends at Midnight, 8/17/14)

Here are some great products that my customers are ordering this campaign!
The ceramic Pineapple bowl seems to be a hit- especially at this great sale price!  Item #: 030-514 $12.99
The ceramic Lettuce bowl (seeing a theme yet!) 
Item #: 330-303 $16.99

Anew 25+  Skin care product bundle - all this for $49.99!   #314-342

Tons of great specials are going on through my website also! Check it out today!

Happy Avon Ordering DAY!!

Death by Ramen Noodles?

Death by Ramen Noodles?
You know the stuff I am talking about... that package with the hard clump of dried noodles that comes in packs of 30 for $5. You also know that at least once in your lifetime you have had these crazy noodles and ate them for a meal in place of a lunch or dinner. (Me too!) 

Well, those instant, beloved cheap meals have been linked to heart attacks and diabetes. (Back away from the Ramen noodles!)

A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that ramen, along with other instant noodle products, may increase a person's risk of cardiometabolic syndrome- a risk factor for severe cardiovascular disease and stroke- and it is more prone to affect women. 

So of course researchers looked at the data of 10,711 adults (you know, to be exact!) between the ages of 19 and 64, collected from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Exam. Survey from 2007-2009.  The study shows that eating instant noodles (i.e. ramen, lo mein, glass, Thai, or other) twice or more a week were asso…