Sunday, November 19, 2017


With Thanksgiving coming this week, it makes me think about all the things I have to be Thankful about.  Family, of course is number 1, my friends, my jobs, both of which involve kids, our home even with it's problems that come up, basically everything!  Count your blessings!!!

After Thanksgiving is Christmas which is fast approaching.  Before we realize it another year is finished!  I think time goes by faster and faster each year.  When I was a kid, time seemed to go by slower.

Monday, April 24, 2017


Try writing a Happiness List!  Write down 20 things that make you happy and then do 5 of them each day.  Those 20 things can be anything from lying around with your cat, taking a nap, reading, cooking, walking your day, anything that makes you happy.  In our society we are taught to work and then have fun.  You must get your work done!  However, by doing 5 things from your happiness list per day, you will find that you can cut right to the fun and still get your work done!

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Never List of Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

I found a list of the ingredients that are in some of the beauty products that I purchase and thought I would share them.  I stopped using the products that include these ingredients.  It takes some looking but I have found products that do not include these ingredients.

The Never List of Beauty product Ingredients to Avoid!

Resorcinol,   Benzalkonium Chloride,  Mineral Oil,  Animal Fats,  Methylisothiazolinone, Toluene,  Oils and Musks,  Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA),  BHA & BHT,  Butoxyethanol,  Parabens,  Triclosan,  Benzophenone Bisphenol A (BPA),  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS),  Retinol Glycol,  Hydroquinone,  Coal Tar

Being Healthy

Here are 8 tips to being healther.

1. Stay hydrated!  Water is vital to healthy living.  Drinking plenty of water is essential for processing nutrients and maintaining a proper fluid balance.

2.  Slow down!  When feeling very hungry, most people have a tendency to eat too much, too quickly.  Be sure to understand portions of veggies, protein, and grains.  Take your time when eating so you can properly digest your food.

3.  Avoid bad sugars!  Stay away from refined sugars that are found in sodas, sweetened teas, coffee creamers, and other sweet foods and drinks.  Refined sugars, when over-consumed, can be converted to fat and stored in the body.

4.  Give in to little cravings!  If you're feeling hungry in between meals, reach for a healthy snack.

5.  Stay on track!  The best way to be successful and reach your overall goals is to keep track of what you're eating and doing each day.

6.  Exercise!  Whether you are trying to lose weight or get more energy, it is important to exercise at least 30 minutes each day.

7.  Get some rest!  Being healthy is not only about what you are eating, but how you are treating your body.  It's always good to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

8.  Stay strong!  No matter what your goal is, don't get caught up on your day-to-day progress, but look at your weekly progression.  The first two weeks are going to be the hardest, but stick with it and stay strong.  Keep track of how you feel.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hard to believe how fast time goes!  The start of another New Year already.  Instead of resolutions this year, I have decided to focus on good things.  Like making sure to smile when I am out and about, and being courteous even when somebody isn't being very nice.  Kill them with kindness!!  I think this world needs a little more niceness and a little less picking.

People don't seem to have common sense anymore.  I don't know why they call it common sense when it seems so uncommon.

I hope that this is a good year for everybody!