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What will they think of next? Dry shampoo? Wow, who would have guessed it? Have you heard of it? What a great idea! I wish I'd thought of it. TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo is the newest idea on the beauty market. Just think of all those mornings you wake up late, have to get the kids ready for school, out the door to the bus, feed the dog, kiss your man goodbye, and you realize suddenly you have ten minutes to become gorgeous for a full day of work. Think of how quickly you can cover your beauty routine in the morning with dry shampoo!
This is no ordinary shampoo and TRESemmé has come up with some great tips to help you get the most out of your dry shampoo. First, you should shake the can vigorously before use and in between spray bursts, and spray it in short bursts, holding the can about 8-12 inches from your head. Instead of spraying it all over continuously like hair spray, you lift sections of dry hair and spray lightly at the root, leaving it in for about two minutes. Then just use your fingers or a hairbrush to distribute it throughout your hair. Got a teenager that hates getting out of bed until the last minute? TRESemmé will likely be one of the Top Hair Products for School for this year!
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One great thing about shopping with teenage boys is that they are not teenage girls. I remember taking my daughter shopping for her new prescription eyeglasses when she lived at home. She had to try on every single pair of frames in the entire shop. My son walked over to the wall where the frames were, picked up a pair, put them on his face and said, "These will do." What a wonderful shopping trip!
He has been really happy with his glasses so far. I wish I had saved more money on them though. At a time when money is really tight, discount eyeglasses would have been a super idea. I ended up having to put the charge on a credit card, but thankfully I have an emergency fund and was able to pay off the debt before I got charged any interest on the glasses.
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SINKY. Those are also very stinky places in my house. The kitchen disposal smells bad all the time, no matter how many orange peels I toss in there. Sinky solved my problem there too!!! It's incredible! All I did was toss a little plastic bag into the sink drain and turn on the hot water. It started foaming and I flipped the disposal switch on and then off. Easiest weekly cleaning system ever. And the freshness lasts all week.
Flushy went for a swim.
The journal prompt for today is:
I am feeling grateful for ______ right now.
I am feeling grateful for: my husband, my children, my freedom, the children I work with, my home, my mom, my sisters, my coffee, and most of all My God who gives me all these things. I used my Gratitude Keepsake Notes in my kit to list my many blessings.
I think being grateful is something that has to be intentional. It can be very easy to become complacent and take blessings for granted. Then suddenly when something precious is lost, we wonder why we didn't appreciate it more when we had it. If people were more grateful for all the wonderful blessings in their lives, rather than wanting more and more, there would be more peace and joy in their lives. Gratitude is the simple step of appreciation for what you already have in your life. It may be as simple as successfully growing your first tomato plant or it may be as complex as successfully beating a disease that could have killed you. Lord, thank you for my many blessings.
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I found some online quizzes you can use to help you get a clearer picture of your own mental health. If any of your answers concern you, please reach out to someone for help. If nothing else, let your doctor know if you find you're feeling out of sorts and ask his advice for resources. There is no shame in wanting to be a better, happier, healthier person! Mental Health Assessments offers nine different quizzes.
I highly recommend reading "Mental Illness and Your Town" by Larry Hayes! If you want to make a difference, this book offers an excellent blueprint to helping those right there where you live. There are lots of personal stories in the book that really hit home.
Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Into the bread machine, pour 3 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, 1 1/4 cup warm water, 1/4 cup 100% apple juice, 4 tablespoons local honey, 2 teaspoons active dry yeast. Add 1 cup raisins to bread machine after the yeast-rising cycle (most bread machines beep at this point). Machine Settings: Light color, 1 1/2 pound, wheat bread.
My husband's review: "SCORE!"
First show them a lemon. Ask! They almost always know what it is. Then show them a lime. Ask! Almost none of them will know what it is. Then while you are cutting the lemons and limes (1/4 for each child), tell them when you cut in HALF, then tell them when you cut in FOURTHS. Explain how half is two and fourths is four. Talk about the sense of SEEING. Give each child 1/4 lemon and 1/4 lime. Talk about the sense of SMELL. Ask them how the peel feels. Ask them how the inner pulp feels. Talk about the sense of TOUCH. Encourage them (get your camera ready) to lick each lemon and lime piece. Talk about the sense of TASTE. As you talk about taste, teach them the words sour and tart.
healthy recipes I could make.
Breakfast - Shredded Wheat Cereal, Soy Milk, Banana
Lunch - Veggie Salad with Salsa, 5 Melba Snack Crackers, Coffee
Snack - Wheat Toast with thin sliced Nectarine on Top
Dinner - Beans and Potatoes in Tomato Sauce, Slice of Wheat Bread, Coffee
Mood and energy great!
Twisterz kept the girls busy for about 30 minutes, with some teacher guidance, but mostly they were able to do it on their own. I love brain-powered toys!! I also received the Story Starter which will be a wonderful group activity we can do at circle time.
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Disclosure: I was given two copies of this book in exchange for my honest review. The second copy will be given away in a blog hop event coming up soon!
Cumulative Weight Change -8.8lbs
Some people choose to look into www.nutritiondegreeonline.org when they realize how important healthy eating is for our lives.
No breakfast, slept in, coffee.
Lunch: Mix of Brown Rice, Corn, Broccoli, Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce, Coffee
Snack: Whole Wheat Honey Bread
Dinner: Banana, Watermelon, Potato with Salsa, Wheat Tortilla, Water
We've been in this house for about six years and even though we probably won't retire here, the way the economy sits right now, there is no telling when the housing market will bounce back so we'll be here a while. Right now, we're under water since we put the backyard swimming pool in (no pun intended) so we cannot refinance until we pay off the pool. That's kind of a bummer since rates are so low right now. Because of the home daycare here, weekend projects are usually what we can accomplish. I keep thinking I'd love to have wood or laminate flooring in the daycare rooms. The carpeting in those two rooms just gets yucky and it's a pain to drag out the carpet cleaner. I would love to just sweep or mop up messes instead of that! Laminate floors seem like they are a breeze to clean up and from what I've read, they are really quick to install.
I think my husband could probably redo a floor in a weekend. Or maybe over Christmas break we could redo the entire downstairs flooring. I always take a week off daycare between Christmas and New Year because that's one of the least inconvenient times for a daycare vacation for all the families. I think I can hear my husband already groaning about the new project and I haven't even told him yet!
Breakfast: Shredded Wheat Cereal in Soy Milk
Lunch: Veggie Wrap (raw veggies in a wheat tortilla)
Snack: Green Olives
Dinner: Red Beans and Brown Rice
No weight change.
Breakfast: Whole Wheat Honey Bread, Banana, Coffee
Lunch: Red Beans and Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Honey Bread, Coffee
Dinner at Serrano's: Mushroom Enchiladas, Black Beans, Two Margaritas
No weight change.
No breakfast, slept in YAY!
Lunch at Subway: Veggie Delight on Whole Wheat, Water
Dinner: Black beans, potatoes, corn tortillas, hot sauce, coffee
Gained a pound back overnight, probably from the two margaritas.