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Friday, May 13, 2011

And the Winner is.....

Amy A. (yaaaaay Amy!). Amy wrote: "Eye wrinkles, I hope I win!!!! Pick me, pick me!!". Lucky were randomly selected...I went online to and well....Amy wins!

But there's more! I feel like I'm selling on an infomercial! For those of you who entered and didn't win will receive 10% off your next Avon or Mark. purchase. (If you recently placed an order this week, I will deduct 10% off that order).

(Amy, I will get you your Anew Ultimate Cream next week! Just let me know how you like it. You can either post it on the blog, or send me an email...but then of course, I know it will work magically because I will see your youthful skin radiate from a mile away!)

Thanks everyone for submitting your comments...and of course one of my favorites, was Myriam, who wrote: "I want to defy, butt dimples....." which I replied: "Butt dimples are cute... On babies!" Oh, the things that humor me.

I see that Father's Day is just around the corner....planning anything special for your dad or husband?  Feel free to leave a comment and help us all out with ideas.....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Softball season is here!!!!

My oldest daughter, Maya 8 yrs old, just started playing on a softball team (Go Gators!) And I realized something this week.... I realized that she is no longer my little girl!!! (I mean she'll always be 'my baby' just as my other two children will always be 'my babies')...but this is different. She's been practicing for a couple of weeks now, playing the outfield... But then last Friday she tried out being a catcher. She put on the protective gear, squatted and just dove right into it, looking tough and rough. Each time I looked out at her, I could see she was happy! During this last game, the coach (God Bless Her!) gave Maya a chance to catch. Boy, was Maya ecstatic! Sure she missed plenty of balls ...hehehehe... But she wouldn't give up! For those of you who know Maya, you're probably thinking the same thing..."Maya will make a great catcher"... You might be right. Who knows, she might not end up liking it later on after all, but for now I'm just happy that she likes it. Seeing her interact with her coach and teammates made me realize that she's growing up so fast and that although she will always need me and my support, she will also need her peers as well... Makes me a little nervous.... Just hope and pray that my prayers, her faith, and love will lead her down the roads ahead.....
I hear things don't get any easier... We shall see!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Supermoms aren't real!

In honor of Mother's Day, I'd like to share something that has been on my mind lately....
I have always had this whack idea that a supermom was one that did it all and look fantastic and put together at the same time! And by all I mean work (either in or out of the home), make all meals (ok, most meals.....and the occasional drive thru does still count, because it still takes time to drive and pick it up and bring it home..), do laundry, clean up, keep up the bills, be on top of the extracurricular activities, keeping up with the family calendar (because there have been plenty of Saturdays with 3 birthday parties to attend). I'm exhausted just typing this. But after several years of having heart to hearts with friends, moms at the grocery store, reading magazine articles, I am now convinced that supermoms do not exist. How is it possible to do it all and look HOT without losing your mind?

Now, I've been a mom for over 8 blessed years and I would never think twice about doing it over again differently, but I've had my fair share of times of 'letting myself go'. Sure extra pounds sneak up on you...ok, sometimes they slap you right in the face, but I think it's more than extra weight or looking frumpy. It's about not recognizing yourself from the outside or the inside. Thankfully I have never had a nervous breakdown or anything extreme..although I must admit I have needed time outs myself. I believe with God's grace, wisdom, and direction, I have made it this far. Daily prayer is important and essential to any family....but especially to Mothers. Considering all of the pressures these days of being a super mother, great employee and hot wife, how can we not have God on our side.

I recently purchased this book just out of curiosity. I just started reading it and although it is a bit cheesy, it seems pretty real and heartfelt. I'll let you know what I think of it. If anyone wants to read it after me, let me know and I'll gladly pass it on.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Total Body Age Defy Cream- Giveaway!!!!

Do you want your skin to look 10 years younger?

Who doesn't right? Leave a comment on this blog post, or on facebook (just leave a comment on the status entry) by Thursday May 12th 9:00pm and you may win. In your comment, tell me what kind of wrinkles do you most want to defy: eye, neck, hands, etc.....One lucky person will be picked. Please include your name.
No purchase necessary.

 I haven't tried it yet, but I'd love for the winner to let me know what they think of it.

Read on: Skin looks up to 10 years younger. In 1 week, 100% showed improved skin texture*. In 8 weeks, dramatically lifts and tightens the look of sagging skin**; reduces the look of wrinkly skin**; diminishes the look of dark spots*. With exclusive PRO-SIRTUIN BODY TECHNOLOGY. Formulated to help boost Sirtuin youth proteins at the gene level to help strengthen skin structure and radically improve the look of your body contours. 6.7 fl. oz. Retail price: $30

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