I am telling you gurls, I am dragging my rear today. I traveled from my sisters in Georgia to North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, which just happened to also be Valentine’s Day. It was a six-hour drive, and other than having to travel through downtown Atlanta, the trip was fabulous. Joe made it to the beach about an hour and a half before me, so he checked into the room and went to the grocery store to get us a few things. The bad thing was since I had traveled all day long I still had to write my blog post. Did I mention that it was Valentine’s Day and I hadn’t seen my husband in almost a week? Lol! For any of you thinking about starting a blog, this is the first lesson that you need to know. Consistency is everything!!! No matter what type of schedule you choose to post, you have to be consistent with the posting. Since I post daily, I want to make sure that there is something posted on the blog every day…no matter what. There have been some days when I was too sick to post, but there was still a post of some kind. The post might simply say, “I am sick, and there is no post,” but at least there is a post that lets people know what is happening. Joe is very supportive, and he will be the one who makes sure that I do my work. He just sat across from me as I worked and chatted away. Valentine’s Day is just another day of the year. What is a romantic gesture in your 20’s might look different than the ones you see in your 50’s. I found his support and willingness to sit and chat with me while I worked after not seeing me in a week one of the most romantic things he could have done. WHO NEEDS FLOWERS? I’ll take support and love any day over dying flowers!!! When I was at the horse show last weekend, it was cold, and I wanted to add a small amount of warmth. I found this vest in some of my daughter’s things, and I added it to the look. This is a very lightweight vest, but it is windproof, and that was exactly what I was needing. The wind blowing through your clothing can make you much colder than the surrounding air. This vest keeps the wind from penetrating my shirt, and it kept my core warm. Besides, I loved adding the navy look to the outfit! Lol!
BC (also know as Buttercup or Bone Crusher, depending on who you ask) wanted to help me tell all of you about my necklace. This is the Larissa necklace, and it is 64″ long! It has wooden beads on a brown rope cord, and you can see that I am wearing it doubled. My daughter spied this necklace and admired it…so guess who is now the owner of this necklace? BTW, guess who is now the owner of this vest? LOL! I think that was a fair trade, especially since I probably paid for the vest anyway. Hahaha! Even BC is styling a cute doggie coat. He matches me perfectly, and remember that your puppies can get cold too, especially one that is short haired like BC. Here is a link where you can find coats for all size dogs and of all different thickness levels depending on the amount of warmth that you might need. I am wearing a pair of pixie pants that I bought back in the fall from Old Navy. I love this color of taupe, and the material of these is almost like microfiber or suede. They are super comfortable, and I love the way that pixie pants fit. I will size up if they are the skinny stretch pixie and I buy my normal size if they are the chino variety. Once you figure out your size in each style, then it is easy to order online and have them shipped to you.
My daughter suffered from acne in her senior year of school, and the dermatologist put her on Accutane. She was miserable; her skin broke out way worse than it had ever been and she now carries a lot of the scars from the treatment. We were told for months to keep using the medicine, and it would eventually get better. It didn’t!!! Finally, after three months they took her off of the medication, but only because it was starting to affect her liver. ?This is what she had to say about this photo, “this is from when I would get laser treatments so my #acne scars would fill in. I got these scars from cystic acne as a teen. And yes, I still remember the pain, and I know EXACTLY how it feels, physically and mentally. They would cleanse, laser my entire cheeks (each zap each scar the size of a pen tip), put a thick goo on, then give me a frozen roller to cool my face…it would be swollen, sore to the touch, and feel like it was on fire for days. I would need about five treatments for results that would last a few years…this WAS my life!”
Do you have any idea how this makes me feel? As a parent, I was trying to do anything and everything in my power to help her get rid of acne, and instead, you see what happened. That is why I was so thrilled to hear that Rodan + Fields just launched a new skincare line for teens and young adults suffering from acne. Please, I beg you, if you have a child, grandchild, nephew, etc., have them look at this new product before you ever let them suffer the way that my daughter did. This will be available for purchase on the 21st, and you can get on my pre-order list by messaging me. You have a 60-day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I sure wish this had been available for her back then….?
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