October 15, 2014

Everyone Is On the Mend

Fiona is not sick any more – Hooray!

Kinsley is not sick any more – Hooray!

My 6 month mammogram check up went very well. So well, I no longer need to be seen every 6 six months. I am very happy about that!

All of us got our flu shots. We had sore arms for a couple of days but that’s okay because we are determined not to be sick.

How about you?

What have you been up to lately?

October 8, 2014

Fevers, Flu Shots, and Mammogram Fun

No, 103.6 degrees of fever doesn’t make anyone a happy camper. I am grateful it’s not pneumonia all over again. Fiona was hospitalized when she was a kindergartner because of her oxygen levels. Yesterday her oxygen level was at 98%. That’s nothing to snivel at when you’re burning up. Her cell count indicated bacterial versus viral so she is good to go with an antibiotic. She just can’t be in school right now. She prefers her bed at this point. I’m predicting she’ll be back on track by Friday. Just in time to get all of her missed assignments so she can get herself caught up in time to enjoy the weekend.

Kinsley on the other hand has a different kind of sick. She had a fever but not quite as bad as her sister’s. We decided to stick with her doc appointment today instead of forcing her to be seen yesterday because she just wasn’t suffering as much as Fiona. A swab confirmed no strep but there was something going on with her throat. Back to CVS we go to pick up another antibiotic. She’ll be headed back to school in the morning.

All that’s left to do is to clean this house, Lysol all the doorknobs, and make the kids wash their hands as much as possible. I’m content with the fact that no one is coughing up a storm otherwise we’d be sporting those cute little blue masks you can pick up at your local urgent care clinics. Now if I could convince my girls not to be so huggy at school we’d be good to go! Seriously, keep your distance, wash your hands and you don’t have to be so huggy with your friends all the time.

Tomorrow is going to be just a tad bit crazy. I have my 6 month follow-up mammogram. I’m hoping this is the last one and I can go back to the once-yearly routine. I want to get in there, take the x-rays, and have the doctor tell me everything is going to be okay. Yep, that’s my preference – I think I’ll go with that!

Later on in the day we have our family flu shot appointment. Everyone in this house is getting a flu shot including Don. Ever since I contracted swine flu five years ago, I am a firm believer in preventing these horrible illnesses. Don doesn’t normally get the flu shot but now that we are exposed to people we don’t know we thought it might be a good idea. It’s better to be safe than sorry. You just never know – ya know?

October 7, 2014

Fostering Is Totally Worth It!

Wish I could bat my eye lashes, wrinkle my nose, and cast a spell on Nebraska’s foster care system – kind of like the old TV show Bewitched. Fostering kids is NOT for the faint of heart. You have to be ready to roll up your sleeves and FIGHT the good fight. Some days are great and other days I wish I were Donald Trump so I could get in there and clean house. No matter what the foster care system is doing in my state and no matter how bad things seem – fostering is totally worth it!

October 6, 2014

Happy Birthday to Ree!




God has BIG plans for your life! God is for you and Loves you no matter what!! You have what it takes, Ree!!! You’re a great person and I Love being your Mom. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

September 24, 2014

I LOVE Younique 3D Fiber Lashes!!


Look at my BIG Lashes!


The Lashes on the left are 3D Fiber Lashes. 
The Lashes on the right are coated with regular mascara. 
Those Lashes are ALL mine.
Looks pretty Younique to ME. ;)


It all started on Facebook when my friend Debbie ANNOYED me with all those 3D Fiber Lash pictures but SHE WAS right! BAM!!! LASSSSSSHES!

Debbie and I have been friends since we were 12 years old so I knew when I saw her pics on Facebook that she was on to something. When she explained to me that a portion of her commissions were going towards combating Domestic Violence I was SOLD to try this product.

When I first heard about 3D Fiber Lashes I thought it was some sort of false eye-lash product that involved false lashes and lots of messy glue. It is a bit misleading when you see “Fiber Lashes” plastered everywhere. But, I can tell you that is NOT what the 3D Fiber Lashes are all about.

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes are NOT false or fake lashes. The product is actually 1 tube of mascara and 1 tube of tea tree fibers. All you do is coat your lashes with the mascara, then coat your lashes again with the tea tree fibers, and then run another coat of mascara over the fibers to keep them in place.

The fibers are these small soft natural tea tree flakes that add a little bit of pizzazz to your lashes. You can manage the intensity by how you apply your mascara. Yesterday I applied a light coat for a daytime look and the application lasted all day so there is a lot of longevity with this product.

See the picture of me and my husband? That was the night we celebrated his 40th birthday bowling with our friends. My lashes pack a punch in that picture even though I didn’t apply too much of the product. It just really makes your lashes POP! I LOVE THAT!!

People ask, “So what’s the trick?” There’s NO trick whatsoever. You purchase the mascara and TA-DA!!



If you’re interested in trying Younique 3D Fiber lashes please consider ordering through my friend Debbie’s website: www.LashesAgainstDomesticViolence.com

Debbie is a passionate fun-loving quirky girlfriend I grew up with whom I absolutely LOVE. She will answer all your questions and even share picture swatches of color if you’d like to see what the products look like. She is also very honest about what she thinks will work with your routine too.

A lot of people always ask me what’s in it for me by writing up this blog post. Nothing is in it for me. Debbie is my friend of many years who I LOVE and I wanted to help her out by sharing this great product with you.

I’m not hosting a virtual party because those tend to expire at some point. To be honest, I don’t have time to sell the product myself or I would! It’s THAT good!

If you’d like to try the product I hope you consider ordering it through her website. She didn’t pay me to say that and I haven’t received free product or discounts from her at all. I just wanted to help a friend get the word out about what I believe is super cool eye-makeup.

What can I say? I’m a makeup girl and I’m all about the mascara! Go BIG or Go Home – Right!? ORDER AWAY!!

Please like my Friend's Facebook page: Younique By Diva Deb  

September 20, 2014

I think I need blog therapy

I think I need blog therapy...

Seriously!

I don’t write like I used to.

What is up with that!?

It’s not that I don’t have anything to write about.

Quite the opposite really because I have a lot on my mind!

I’ve been holding back on you guys – I really have.

Let me ask you something:

Is there something you’d like to know about me?

Do you have any questions about me or anything I’ve written?

Now’s your chance to hear it straight from the horses mouth!

See that form on the right hand side of my blog??

It says: What’s Up?

It asks for your name, e-mail address, and message.

Send me a message or leave a comment.

Let me know you still read my blog or that you’re still thinking about me.

Ask me whatever you want. (Keep it clean people!)

Who knows…?

Maybe you’ll ask me something I can write about.

Your note may just get me out of my blog rut.

This could be a form of blog therapy… Ya know?

September 13, 2014

Are You So Foolish?

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?  Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”    Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”  So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.   For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”  Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”  The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”  He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Galatians 3:1-14