Friday, December 30, 2016

Blush/Bronzer Duo on SALE!

The Blush/Bronzer Duo is on Winter Sale right now for only $28 ($40 value). Switch to safe now! You can make your 2017 so much healthier by just using safer products!

Christmas Cookie Decorating

We had some friends over to decorate cookies the week before Christmas. G decorated two cookies then insisted he needed to eat them. After he had ate them he grabbed another one to decorate. He wanted to eat a third one. I told him no more cookies. .He decided he was done if he couldn't keep eating cookies. lol 

I had sprinkles all over the dining room! He had a blast, so it was worth the mess. 

He was showing me where his cookie was - in his mouf. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

BeautyCounter Winter Sale and Promotion!

I wanted to remind everyone if you spend $100 you will receive a free shampoo and body lotion! There are just a couple days left to take advantage of these amazing free items!

You could buy a few of the Winter Sale items.

Charcoal Mask $36
Our Favorite of Favorites $80
You could get to try all the amazing skincare items, plus get the shampoo and body lotion for free.


Shimmer & Shine Gift Set $50
Charcoal Mask $36
Lip Shine $16
The sugar scrub and body lotion would be amazing for the cold weather season. The charcoal mask and lip shine are staples to keep around all year long.

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning was magical with our little boy! He was so excited about all the presents! He woke up and couldn't believe Ho brought more gifts. He opened a couple gifts, got his bus and was done opening gifts for awhile. He was so excited over this little Playmobile yellow bus. When you would ask him what he wanted for Christmas he would tell you a garbage truck, bus or choo choo. He got everything he asked for plus a lot more. 

Garbage Truck!

Food Truck like No No's. He called the man from the truck No No. 

He was fixing the wall with his new drill he got from Ho Ho. He was going around the house drilling away. 

No No and Pa bought him a suitcase, so he can have one like Momma and Da Da. 

I felt I cut back this year on gifts. I even returned some things because I just felt there was too much. I was glad I took some stuff back. He got sooooo much from all the family. Next year I think we will even cut back a little more. He was happy with everything he got, but he would have been happy with  a little too. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

If you have been interested in trying BeautyCounter especially the charcoal mask and bar soap they are now on SALE!!!  The kids shampoo has already sold out!

One bottle of the charcoal mask I have been able to get 30 masks out of it!  That is about $1 a mask! Fabulous deal for a safe product with no harmful ingredients!

Thursday, December 22, 2016


Long Cardigan: Old Navy
Tee: Gap
Skirt: Lularoe
Necklace & Booties: Gift

George thinks this hat is hilarious! He laughed at me all day while I wore it. If I asked what was so funny he would point and say "Hat". I am not sure if I should adventure out in it again. 

Hat & Denim Jacket: Target
Shirt: Target, but vinyl from my bestie
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Converse 

I love these Converse! I wear them so much! I never imagined I would wear them as much as I do. They are great to throw on with leggings and jeans. They are my go to shoes. You can find them on sale at Converse or Nordstrom Rack on occasion. 

Long Cardigan & Leggings: Lularoe
Shirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Converse

These leggings were my unicorn for Christmas. I wanted them soooo bad. I was able to buy another pair of Christmas leggings, but they just weren't the ones I wanted. Imagine my surprise when I found my unicorns! I was hesitant if I should spend the money on them. They were haunting me as I put George down for a nap. I was able to snag them! I will be wearing these comfy things for many Christmas to come! 

Jacket: Gap
Shirt: Target
Jeans: Old Navy
Booties: Gifted

I destroyed these jeans myself. I wanted a pair of destroyed jeans really bad, but was having a hard time finding a pair I loved. I decided to try it myself. It took me a couple nap times to get them how I wanted them to look. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Parade!

The day after the Christmas tree lighting in Los Gatos they had a Christmas parade! This town is just my kinda place with Christmas related events! George loved the parade! He waved at the people in the parade like crazy! To start off the parade we took turns holding him on our shoulders. 

There were people in front of us with a blanket and chairs. They offered to let us sit with them. So very nice! George made himself at home, grabbed a chair and enjoyed the parade! We lasted about an hour and a half. The parade still had almost 100 more floats. I was freezing and hungry by this time, so I suggested we leave. George was not happy we left. He was having a blast! It always amazes me how he will sit for a parade. He rarely has time to ever sit still, but he will gladly watch a parade. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Tree Lighting!

We went to Los Gatos tree lighting a couple weekends back. It was the first time any of us have attended a tree lighting. It was cute! They had some snow, Christmas carols, tree lighting and then Ho (Santa) came to see all the kids. George was sooooo excited to see Ho! He kept waving and pointing. 

I love that George is so into Christmas! He gets so excited over Christmas things. I was hoping he would have my excitement for the holidays. I love all holidays! Christmas is extra special to us because it brought us our little miracle boy! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


George is VERY into Ho (Santa) this year! He loved decorating the house for Christmas. I have a pair of Santa boots I put my the fireplace each year. He woke up from his nap after I put them out and was looking around the house for Ho! Ho was supposed to be in our house since he left his boots by the fireplace. 

We took him to see Ho a couple weeks ago. He was so excited to see him. Waving, yelling HI and kept pointing saying Ho. He was very patient and waited in line for almost an hour. We got there early too! 

Here he is smiling as we are next in line to see Santa. He just loved Santa!

When we got up to see Ho he wasn't too sure. I figured we had waited in line for long enough these Santa folks were going to have to give us a few minutes to let him warm up. Santa gave him a sticker. He sat on his lap, but wouldn't smile for pictures. I thought maybe he would scream like he did with the Easter Bunny. By the way when he sees a picture of the Easter Bunny he calls it a mouse. 

Santa gave him this cute hat! He had to wear it right away!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Charcoal Mask!

Even the Elves love the Charcoal Mask! I highly recommend you try it! 

If you are interested in ordering the Charcoal Mask gift set click HERE. If you order by December 15 you will have it by December 23. The gift set would make a great gift for anyone! Even Art has tried the mask! 

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Have you thought about selling BeautyCounter?

It’s only $85 to join, plus the purchase of your products (not required).  (No monthly purchase or sales required either!)

You also receive 25% off all Beautycounter products!!! This was a big plus for me, and the prices with discount come out to the same as most products I used to buy! Win, Win! Safe and affordable!

Our compensation plan is second to none and the sky really is the limit on where you can take Beautycounter, and where it can take you!

Beautycounter is about to grow HUGE with new products for men and teens coming soon!  Now is the time to join!
#beautycounter #beautifulproductsmadesafe

Thursday, December 8, 2016


I have missed running! I have tried to run over the past four years, but I ended up needing 4-7 days rest after running. I ran a 5K in September 2012. I ran after that regularly until January 2013. Once I had cancer I struggled to get back into running. Then the whole MS crap happened and I just didn't have the energy. Even this past spring I tried to run. I spent days exhausted barely able to function. I thought my running days are over. It was hard on me mentally because I am young. I see lots of other people doing it why can't I? 

Over the past few months I have walked, lots of cardio, yoga and ran a little. It would feel so good to run even a little bit. When I was out for a walk I would run short distances. I would pick a goal and run to that place. Then walk some etc. Similar to Couch to 5K. Well imagine the day when I was able to run a couple miles! I was ECSTATIC!!!! It felt so amazing! I didn't need days to recover either. 

I told my dad that I went for a run. He said he didn't understand exercise. Why not just do some work for 20-30 minutes. Go for a walk and check some fence. Mow a lawn. Take the neighbors dog for a walk. Oh boy! Here is the rancher talking! I called him the other day to let him know I took some of his advice. Instead of going for a walk I cleaned up our back yard for two hours! He said I only needed to do about 20 minutes of continuous movement. It wasn't necessary to do hours. lol Oh dad! 

When I first started working out 3-4 days a week I felt it was kind of hopeless. Would I ever get my weight back down or feel good again. I have just listened to my body. If I have felt really exhausted or didn't sleep good I haven't pushed myself to work out. Other days I try to get at least 25 minutes of exercise in. George loves it when I run. He will say go fast momma go fast! 

It's been a long road to getting back to where I was prior to January 2013. Part of me never will be. I am below the weight I was then, I can exercise again like I did back then and I finally moving on with life outside of the black cloud that has hung over our heads. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Are your products safe?

We don't always have control over the environmental toxins all around us. We DO have control over the products that we put on our skin! BeautyCounter provides safe products for you!
Did you know Triclosan and Triclocarban: antimicrobial pesticides toxic to the aquatic environment; may also impact human reproductive systems. Found in: liquid soap, soap bars, toothpaste.

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Never List

I really encourage you to go to BeautyCounter website to look at their Never List.
Take your favorite product that you use on a daily basis and see if any of the ingredients from the Never List are in that product. If you find any of the ingredients look what those chemicals could be doing to your body.
Here is one of the Never List ingredients that BeautyCounter does not use, but is a common ingredient in some of the products you use daily.
Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA): surfactants and pH adjuster linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption, and inhibited fetal brain development. Found in: hair dyes, mascara, foundation, fragrances, sunscreens, dry cleaning solvents, paint, pharmaceuticals.
Does this not scare you that your favorite fragrances could be causing a hormone disruption in your body? With so many people struggling with infertility today I really started wondering about this about 5 years ago. In the infertility clinics they ask you not to wear perfumes or colognes. If they aren't ok to wear during IUI or IVF why are they are ok to wear any other time? What are they doing to our bodies?
#beautycounter #beautifulproductsmadesafe

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for these two amazing guys in my life! The past year has been full of changes for our family. We have all had to go with the flow to figure out a new normal for us. While we have been through a lot it has brought us closer together. I am thankful for the changes the past year has brought us because in the end it was always the right thing for us. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving day and fill your bellies with delicious food! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


It's a rare thing when we go out in the evening. One of my friends had a birthday party, so I went to the party while Art stayed with G. Sometimes you have to take turns who gets to go out to make sure the toddler stays on schedule! 

I recently bought the leopard clutch at Old Navy for like $6. I had to grab it. I have been wanting a leopard clutch and at that price I almost bought 2. 

Shirt & Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Nordstorms
Necklace: Etsy

Top: Lularoe
Jacket & Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Gift

My father-in-law asked me what kind of shoes I was wear? He said those look like bandage on your feet. Oh my LOL! 

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Little Helper!

My little helper! I told G we need to clean up the deck. I ran in the house to grab some shoes and I came out to find him hauling the boards to the side of the house! He is always so willing to help us when we are doing projects. I love how he wants to help us! I try not to discourage him even when I know it's going to take us twice as long to help us. 

And yes, my 2 year old still has a bottle. Judge away! I have no plans to take it away from him anytime soon. We do plan to potty train after the first of the year along with a bottle. lol

Friday, November 18, 2016

Favorite Mascara!

One of my favorite mascaras was Covergirl Super Size. I love how it made my eyelashes long with just a couple coats. Mascara and eyeliner are something I didn't really look into what ingredients were in them until I started with BeautyCounter. How could I post about using safe products and use products with harmful ingredients? I recently look at the ingredients of my favorite mascara and wasn't happy with what I found.
I found that there are ingredients that may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies, endocrine disruptor's, and cause toxic to organs.
Oh it's just a little mascara what harm can that do? It can do a lot of harm to your body. I have switched over to BeautyCounter mascara and it is AMAZING! My eyelashes haven't ever looked better!
Here is the ingredient list from the mascara: Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Triethanolamine, Polyethylene, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Methylparaben, Glycerin, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Trisodium EDTA, Simethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylcellulose. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
Here is the Never List and what these ingredients can do to you:
Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others): a class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine (or hormone) disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies. Found in: shampoo, face cleanser, body wash, body lotion, foundation.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds): PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens. Found in: creams, sunscreen, shampoo.
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA): a chelating (binding) agent added to cosmetics to improve stability. May be toxic to organs. Found in: hair color, moisturizers.

Besides all these ingredients I really love how BeautyCounter mascara lengthens my eyelashes!

I'm wearing the lengething mascara in the picture above and the Plum Lip Sheer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lipstick!  It is so hydrating! My lips don't feel dried out. It has jojoba as one of it's ingredients a plant that helps deeply moisturize skin.