Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pink Papaya's Botanical Face Wash


I am officially a Pink Papaya Consultant! I received my starter kit earlier this week and couldn't be more thrilled with the products. We're going to be using some of the scrubs and cremes for special treatments at the spa. But I wanted to highlight one of the products I have been using over the last couple of days and that is the Botanical Face Wash for Combination skin. 

As far as face wash goes, it smells pretty good! I'm very picky about my face wash and I test it out by first washing my face with it, then using a toner to see whats left behind. With this, there was practically nothing on the pad! I was amazed, I didn't even wash that hard. Whats more, my face didn't feel either oily or dried out, it had a nice hydrated balance. 

I definitely will recommend this product to anyone who has a hard time finding a good face wash for combination skin.

Heres the link to my page if you want to check out the other products: 

Also, if you book a party with me to take place in July, you'll get a FREE Massage from Paradise Palms Massage in Ponte Vedra (in addition to the awesome incentives already offered to hostesses). Just contact me to find out more :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Miracle Grow

So a few weeks ago, I re-planted one of my 2 ferns in Miracle Grow Moister Control soil (and a much larger pot). After seeing the results, I had to do the same for my other fern (which I was planning on doing anyway). Here are the pics. 

Keep in mind, the Miracle Grow fern was the smaller of the 2 (which is why I decided to re-plant it first), so not only has it almost caught up in size but look at the color difference!

Before Miracle Grow
After Miracle Grow
Side-By-Side Comparison
Hopefully I can continue to keep them alive :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Boiled Peanut Adventure

I'm a southern girl with southern taste. There's no better snack than boiled peanuts and a big glass of sweet tea. Since sweet tea is currently BOGO at Publix, that part was covered. So for my Memorial Day, I spent the whole day making boiled peanuts. OK, not the whole day, but 6 hours of it at least. Just in case you're thinking of embarking on this adventure yourself, here are a couple of things you'll need.

A REALLY BIG POT (with lid)
It took my two largest pots just to make 2 lbs of peanuts. And since one of those pots was actually a pressure cooker, I had to get creative with a lid for it. (I don't know if you can pressure cook peanuts, hmmm....)

LOTS OF TIME 
Luckily for me there was a Criminal Minds marathon on yesterday so I wasn't going anywhere :) The recipe/directions said 4 hours, it turned into more like 6 and a half hours. (And they probably could have stayed in longer but I had to go to bed and still had to clean up my mess).

Overall, they turned out pretty good (a little salty for my taste). I'll do them again, just not anytime soon.

Friday, May 27, 2011

"Sexless" Baby Soapbox

So I'm sure most of us have been exposed to the story of the parents who refuse to tell anyone whether their 4-month old baby is a boy or girl.
(If not, you can get a version of the story here: Baby Storm Story)
I'm not a parent so I have no place giving parenting advice on whether or not this is a good idea. My problem with this is all the responses I saw when the story was posted on Facebook. 
I was surprised by the amount of people who believe that there are more than 2 genders. Did I miss something? One responder pointed out that he knew of at least 5 or 6 genders. 
When you fill out a form at the doctor's office, there are 2 boxes: Male or Female, there's no "Other" box! When you use a public restroom, you have 2 choices, Men's or Women's. And regardless of your views of gender and its role in society, there is a right and wrong answer to these choices! You can't just go into whichever restroom you feel like, you will get arrested. This baby will have to go to the bathroom one day and will do so either standing up or sitting down. 
Your gender is a choice from God, not your parents. And just because God gave you certain body parts doesn't mean you can't be anything you want to be. Take female firefighters for example, but thats a whole other soapbox for a whole other day :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Most of us recognize the word from the Disney Movie Mary Poppins. According to the film, it is defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say".
The roots of the word have been defined as follows: 
  • Super- "above"
  • Cali- "beauty"
  • Fragilistic- "delicate"
  • Expiali- "to atone"
  • Docious- "educable"
Altogether, it is roughly translated:
"Atoning for educability through delicate beauty." 
I like it and that is why I chose it for the name of my blog, plus its fun to say :)

Enjoy!