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Nominated for an awesome BLOG Award!!

26 Nov

One Lovely Blog Award

When you are nominated for this award, you have to

a. thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog  Click Here

b. add the logo to your post

c. Include the rules in your post

d. tell others seven random things about yourself; and

e. nominate 15 other bloggers for the award (you don’t have to write about each one like I did here, you can just list them)

f. let them know they’ve been nominated by a comment

7 Random Things About me!!

I think this is one of my favorite things about the blog award.  It is sooo much fun to learn strange things about people 🙂  Makes me feel like I know them better 🙂

1.  I am currently pregnant and am finding out the sex NEXT WEEK!!

2.  When I was a Junior in High School I bulldozed 20 cows It was like I was bowling in my car 😦 only killed one Messed up my bag in the process.

3.  I was a cheerleader Shot putter (field event in track and field)

4.  I LOVE Spicy food!!

5.  I have earned one free car in Mary Kay

6.  I love doing Bridal Makeup

7.  I LOVE to sing!!  (and have passed that on to my daughter 🙂 )

15 Nominees!!

1. Sadie and Dasie Such great posts And a lot about everything.  Recipes, beautiful photos, Home Decor, Etc..

2. Beauty Today Blog  Of course I LOVE makeup and I love to see everything new that is out there. Love

3. Mamacravings Love this blog.  A mom just sharing things she loves and her family!!  Great posts and fun to read!

4.  Catie’s Chaos  Such a cute woman with such cute kids love the pics and the intro of her fam!!

5.  A utah Moms life     Probably because I am a mom I love mom blogs, and suggestions and thoughts about family are always great!!  🙂

6.  1 mommy 2 monsters  One of my favorites is her header 🙂  so cute and such a cute blog name, but does some fun giveaways!  And kudos to all single mommys I can’t believe how hard that is!!

7.  over my styled body  How much do I love clothes and shoes!!  Gotta love this blog and I love getting inspired to try new things!!  Much love

8.  Jordyn’s Journey  I helped with a fundraiser for this beautiful girl.  Jordyn was so sweet and I want to open the awareness of families going through this.  I truly believe we all need to help and send good thoughts to all families that have to deal with this horrible disease!!

9.  Jen Clyde Stylist  I love the styles and fashions.  Sooo love to look at what other peoples ideas of fashion are and to help pick and choose to make them work for me 🙂  Love it!

10.  utah fashion blog  Like I said I love Fashion 🙂  and I got a kick out of her trying the red lipstick she hasn’t posted in awhile but thats ok 🙂

11.  Stephanies wreck the Dress  House of winter  I LOVE the photography and the fashion the last post on the wedding dress is beautiful!

12.  matt-ali-isley  Fun family and kid blog!!  She is beautiful!! 🙂 and they make a beautiful family!

13.  blushing basics  fun makeup tricks and ideas 🙂 she has a bunch of tutorials reminds me I need to do more  Great job Kristie!

14.  Hello Miss Nikki  Great fun makeup blog.  Nikki is fun seems to LOVE color and it is just a fun read 🙂

15.  Peekaboo Photoos blog  How much do I love baby photos and looking at them.  I think that is why I love this blog just found it, but LOVE it!  🙂  Maybe because I am expecting but they have some BEAUTIFUL photos!! 🙂

 

Congrats to all of you I hope you enjoy finding your fav blogs to give this award to as well 🙂  Congrats and enjoy thanks again Angela Sheila 🙂

I have been slacking sorry!

19 Jul

Ok so I haven’t been regularly posting, but  I wanted to let you know that I am still here and I am going to try to do more.  My mom was recently diagnosed with cancer and I wanted to share because I know this affects a lot of people out there, and I thought for family it would be sad but didn’t realize how much it affects so many people around everyone.  If you are or anyone in your family is going through this.  I LOVE you and know that my love is with you and I TOTALLY understand.  At this time I am so grateful that I loving family and friends to help me get through this.  I am also grateful that I have a business that is flexible and that I can work when I want and have the time to be with my family.  I am so amazed that Mary Kay head quarters has sent me emails, letters they even sent me hand written cards and sent me a dvd of inspirational stories!!!  What business or management team does that!!  I can’t believe that I have found something I LOVE and that they LOVE us too!!  Anyway, I wanted to apologize profusely and tell everyone I am here and I would love to hear thoughts and suggestions as to what you would like my next focus to be!  Love to All and have a FABULOUSLY productive day!!

Transformation Tuesday

5 Jun

Jess’s Blog.  I read her blog.  So great Click Here  She lost over 120 lbs. I never had to lose that much, but even half that was hard so I can only imagine how hard it was.  I want to send out kudos.  Jess such an amazing story.  I truly agree that there is no magic pill, no magic shake its all about eating less than your out put 🙂  calories in calories out.  One of the things I love is Jess has a 3D virtual weightloss makeover tool that you can make.  I think that it could be a really great way to get an actual picture of what you would like when you lost the weight.  Such a great idea.  Have a picture of you motivate you not just a picture in the magazine.  I do think having something visual to remind you that it can help remind you to make better food choices and stay active.  YOU CAN DO IT!!

Gained it! Lose it the same way! One day at a TIME!

15 May

Ok so I read Andras Blog Love to Eat, Hate to Exercise!  I LOVE it.  She is fabulous and I really loved her post about How I did it!  I agree with basically everything.  She talks about the fact that you gain weight one day at a time so you can’t lose it just by doing or using one magical thing or pill or powder.  I so agree I tried to exercise, but that was not the way I lost most of my weight it made me look better, but the scale didn’t change much.  I joined weight watchers and watched what I ate.  I thought it worked great, but I also think that counting calories just writing it down in a journal could work too.  You just need some responsibility for what you are doing.  The one thing I can’t really agree on is the juicer part.  I have wanted to get one, and I really think I might after reading her blog.  I do agree focusing on eating more vegetables and fruits is a really smart idea and sometimes you just don’t have the time to eat as many as you should so I think juicing could be one of the ways to do it.  I have learned to love more vegetables than I used to, and they do make you feel fuller.  But like Andras Blog I believe you need to do many things, and you can’t expect everything to just fall off us all at once.  I also think that you have to start with the little things.  Start with changing one thing and than with another.  I know we all make New Year’s Resolutions and I truly believe that the reason so many of us don’t do them is we are trying to change everything in our life that we thing isn’t perfect.  When I think that we would be better off doing one thing each month.  Try to change things little by little.  Check out her Blog she looks Great.  And I love to read her posts.

Blog award

29 Mar

Hi guys!  I am so thrilled to announce that I got nominated for a blog award.  It’s an extra special one to me, because it is a matter of personal preferance – basically it means someone cared enough to take the time to link to me in their blog.  Thanks to christenjackson  – I got a Leibster! We are both new at the blog seen but she has got a really fun blog.  My fav are the nail polish variations.  Try Modbod nails.  So fun and I just don’t think about those things I usually do plain classic french tip.  I think I am worried to be too outlandish 🙂 with my nails I am sure some people realize in talking a lot of other things that statement is probably not true, but it is with my nails. 🙂  I just think that is so amazing and her ind. cherry pies look so yummy haven’t gotten a chance to make it yet, but I want too 🙂  Also she has lost a considerable amount of weight and I absolutely love that!  A weight loss journal helped me lose 60lbs and that is a Great way to do it. 🙂 Check her out!  http://cjackplay.wordpress.com/

Also – I am straight jacking the description of the award from her blog, because we all know that the best thing about having friends is permanantly borrowing stuff from them.

This is how the Liebster is described:

This award we’ve discovered is given to bloggers who inspire you and have less than 200 followers. The Liebster Award takes its name from the German word meaning ‘Beloved, Dearest or Favorite.’

I am truly honored and very happy that part of receiving this awards means paying it forward. Here’s how it works:

  1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
  2. Post the award to your blog.
  3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value (It’s a great way to get to word out there about other blogs!!)
  4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have received this award.

So as I started this blogging world I have found that I love reading other peoples blogs and commenting and learning how they live their life, and I am super excited to feature 5 other bloggers.  Quite sad it is only 5.  I am so sorry to those I haven’t chosed I wanted to do a variety of blogs and I also can only pick 5.  I hope you aren’t sad and I will try to help with feature posts or whatever you want to help you build your blog.  Happy blogging and I hope you all check out all of these FABULOUS blogs!

1.  Ok so I love this baby blog!  I have been coming back to it since I found it and love seeing all of their new posts.  I just think everything that they talk about is so relevant and fun if you have any kids or friends with kids you should check out this blog.  But it isn’t ALL baby which I also LOVE http://utahbabyblog.blogspot.com/  Sometimes they do giveaways make sure you stop by!!

2. A mom blogs about her kids and her passionate about life.  I love how she loves her family and enjoy all of her posts.  She also does guest posts which I think it is fun to share what other people out there are doing.  Love that aspect you get to know her along with someone new every once inawhile.  http://www.lovetothemoon.com/

3.  Just simply live  I have been coming to check on this blog and I realized I hadn’t followed it until today 🙂 I go there often enough I guess I didn’t need the update email but I did get it done today.   I love repurposed furniture.  I never feel like I have the time to do it, but I really want to start doing it myself because she makes it look easy!  You for sure need to check out her blog!!  So great!  http://www.thesousakids.blogspot.com/

4.  Sophisticated fashion, Thats what I think about this blog.  I LOVE how Brooke designs homes and everything else makes me want her to come to my house 🙂  She is so great at what she does.  So excited to keep reading her blog!  I hope you take the chance to come look at her blog.  She even has someone come guest post sometimes, which I think is really fun.  http://modern-sophisticate.blogspot.com/

5.   Mommies are light Daddies are dark is fabulous.  She talks about her multiracial family and how her children might be affected of the worlds view, and her opinions about them.   I found this and I obviously relate because that is so similar to our family.  She is passionate about life and bringing things to light that maybe you wouldn’t have thought about otherwise.   http://www.mommiesarelight.com/home/2012/3/21/a-million-hoodies-for-trayvon-martin.html?lastPage=true#comment17490838

I know this blog has way more followers than 200 and it should because it if awesome, but when I found this blog I cried and cried and couldn’t stop reading this blog and I just wanted to send a “You are FABULOUS” and you have such strength and if I could give you this award I would!!  I can’t say enough about courtney she probably is one of the strongest moms and I don’t really know her, but I will tell you if you want to have your life put into perspective and know that the little things we shouldn’t stress about, you should read her blog!  Courtney you are an amazing MOM http://randycourtneytripproth.blogspot.com/

Just wanted to again say my appreciation for the award.  I am really enjoying blogging and glad other people enjoy reading what I have to say.  I love my job, my life, friends, and my family.  I am so blessed!

Wheeling for Color?

26 Mar

How many are just so confused because of all the advertising out there?  Which colors should I use?  Am I warm or cool colors?  Do I wear blue with my blue eyes?  AAAAAghh!  I am going to help you figure it all out!  I know it is really confusing but the way you decide is based off of what you want the color to do.  Personally the reason I choose color is to pop my eye color not just be super bright.  So just as a preface you could use other colors but if you really want your eyes to POP you need to use colors opposite of the color wheel for your eye shadows.  If you have blue eyes you can only use a few 😦 but they look beautiful when you focus on your eye color not having them compete with your eye color.  Blue eyes coppers, browns, Golds will all look GORGEOUS!!  I have my all time favorite color that looks fabulous with EVERYONE.  It is a Golden Copper LOVE IT!!  Anyway haha 🙂  I will get off my soap box.  Green eyes you can use same colors but you can also wear burgandys and purples.  If you have brown eyes have a HUGE party because no colors will compete with your eye color so you can use whatever you want.  I love purples and blues but even a warm copper brown looks fabulous with your eyes.  Anyway, the easies way to see the colors I think is through Robert Jones you tube video clip.  It makes thinks so simple.  Also as for cool and warm colors that idea was made up in the 1980’s lets keep it there.  Everyone can benefit from warm colors they will ALWAYS make you look younger.  Very few people can actually wear cool colors and make them look fabulous.  If you look like snow white with natural Dark dark hair and really fair skin you can wear cool colors but most everyone else should stick with warm colors especially with your makeup.  I think more people for clothing can wear cooler colors but for makeup it is right by your face and Warmer I think is ALWAYS better.  Take a look at this video.  Sooooo Great!

 

Try to Moisturize Corn Flakes!

21 Mar

If you don’t regularly exfoliate dead skin cells stay on the top layer of your skin and blown up they look like corn flakes.  Do you like the picture 🙂  Moisturizing is sooooo important and I talked about that in an earlier post Click Here.  If you don’t exfoliate that layer or the top couple layers when you moisturize it is like trying to moisturize corn flakes 🙂  It won’t hydrate your living skin!  (Great visual huh)  Microdermabrasion is one of the best extra exfoliation treatments I think you can do.  It helps slough off the dead skin layers helps with collagen and you usually see benefits texture, color, and tone of your skin.  It also helps with making your pores look smaller, unclog pores,reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars.  It also increases circulation and lymph flow.  Which most of these things I knew I did not know about the lymph flow.  Based off of this article Aluminum oxide crystals are the best for microdermabrasion they are hard enough to exfoliate really well, but won’t micro tear your skin like other exfoliators.  Click Here  Make sure you are weary of exfoliator masks with fruit pits they crush them and because of their jagged edges can micro tear your skin.  Which can make your skin get infllamed.  Yikes.  There are lots of brands my fav for quality and price is Mary Kay microdermabrasion.  If you break down in price per use it is under $2,00.  AWESOME!!  Most microdermabrasion sets only come with the scrub this is a two step program which has an awesome serum to follow up the scrub!!!  LOVE it! 🙂