Monthly Archives: July 2017

New Normal Update


One of my last posts, I mentioned my husband considering leaving the police force. The pic above was his last day on the job. He officially resigned in October and began his new job in medical sales in November.

Pros: works M-F, off on weekends and holidays, he has a normal routine, his body is rested, we can make plans as a family, good pay and benefits.

Cons: he sells hospice so he deals with death daily, the medical field can be daunting, his company is having some growing pains, we lost our fun summer days together, he cannot see him doing this the next ten years.

So although on most levels, things are better…he still has not found what he is looking for in life. Amazing how he can do 10 years in one field, but not even get to one in another.  It all comes down to purpose and I pray he finds his.

My Favorite Things-oils and sweet tea


I live for essential oils, but not the ones from Young Living that are way overpriced.  I buy mine from Eden’s Garden where you get free shipping and great deals.  If the others work better, I would never know as I still fall asleep with these so I am a happy customer with more oils for my dollar.

There is an oil for everything! Fever, headaches, getting in the mood, anxiety, stress, acne, sleep, cleaners, energy…everything has an oil.  Some ask “Do they really work?” Well I can honestly say they do not NOT work.  It may be mental, but better than therapy or doctors and I do feel rested at night and more energy during the day. 

Living with Lupus, I will try anything to stop inflammation so I use oils for that as well.  I never ingest anything and I do not dilute it either.  Rather, I put most oils in my aromatherapy diffuser or on my feet. My husband says they are my voodoo oils, but I say they cannot hurt to give it a try.  If it does not work, you lost nothing!  

My side pic includes Chicken Express Sweet Tea which is my fave although very sweet! Any day is made better with a good sweet tea and not all are made equal! 

Stay tuned for more of my Favorite things!

A Few of my Favorite Things-Lipsense


I found this gem after my cousin began selling it. I always try to support a small business so I agreed to order one and expected to be done.  However I fell in love and you can see the addiction above.

I love it because it stays all day. Seriously…all day.  Other than reapplying a clear gloss, no mirror needed for touch ups.  Swimming, working out, teaching all day-it stays!

Second, no kissing or sipping off. I hate to see my lipstick all over cups or straws and this lipstick solves that dilemma.

Finally the most important is that it does not get on my teeth. I know this is a personal one, but all my lipstick get on my teeth.  Fat lip? Inverted smile? No clue, but it is so frustrating when others have to tell me to wipe my teeth.  It leaves me self conscious and embarrassed.  I never have to worry with Lipsense! 

I purchased only warm colors that go with my skin tone and you can mix or match for unique shades.  No doubt the costs add up, but I was previously purchasing 20 dollar lip color and it left me with discolored lips, so I was ready for a change.

Stay tuned for more of my Favorite Things coming soon!