Wednesday, May 16, 2018

If You Love Pandora, Then You Should Try...

If You Love Pandora, Then You Should Try....

I know how expensive collecting Pandora charms can be. Those little charms can get very expensive in the long run. I know they're cute, but I'm here to let you know that there's a cheaper way to show you care.

Avon has a Pandora-like necklace and bracelet as part of their Cherished Moments collection. The jewelry is sterling silver and is very affordable. Most times, the charms are on sale 3/$10 while the bracelet is $7.99 and the necklace is $9.99. Avon also updates and rotates their offerings of charms based the holiday season. 

As far as quality, I really think there isn't a big difference. Pandora might have charms that have precious stones such as diamonds etc, but I'm not sure about that. But what I do know is that from what I've seen, most of the charms look equivalent to basic charms such as those above, which I don't think it's necessary to pay a huge premium price for.

If you're interested in purchasing one for yourself or as a gift, follow the link below:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cool Beans!

Check out my trophy for getting first place in the Weekend Warrior challenge! #Fitbit

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Please Tell Me They Are Not Serious...

I just saw this on the news last night and I am so baffled...Look at this:

Are we kidding right now? I mean, seriously?!? So now we are going to encourage our young people to be grossly irresponsible like this. Look, we all know that the media is oversexualizing our kids on a daily basis. It's everywhere they look and go. Implementing something like this is not only egregious, but it's downright irresponsible. We all know that teen pregnancy is a problem, but removing the responsibility of the parties involved is not going to solve anything. If anything, it's going to give teens the impression that they can keep acting irresponsibly and recklessly and won't have to ever face the consequences of their actions.

Now I know many of you are saying, "But we have to do SOMETHING, right?". That's true. How about we treat out teens like human beings. How about we talk to them about real life and not just fantasy or make-believe situations that they would never encounter. For instance, all they see on TV and in the entertainment industry is that sex is so glamorous and enjoyable and that they should be doing it all the time, but they never get exposed to downfalls and intricacies that sex brings into relationships between people. Problems like sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancies, and broken homes and relationships are on the rise and are not fully explained to our young adults, leading them into situations that they are not fully prepared to deal with. Encouraging young adults to engage in safe sex by using condoms will definitely help more than posting "baby boxes" everywhere (which only deals with the after effects of the issue at hand). We need to be promoting a healthier viewpoint about sex and relationships.

What we are seeing now in today's society is what the outcomes of not laying down ground rules for sexual behavior and taking responsibility for your actions look like. Our teens have no idea what a real relationship looks like or how one even works. We made marriage look like a burden, so no one wants it anymore, yet we didn't replace it with anything that's substantial, so everyone's out here just "winging it" with no real purpose. They don't realize that sex is only suppose to happen in committed relationships (preferably marriages) and that sexual energy is exchanged between people that lingers long after the act has ended. I'm not going to get all metaphysical here, but people need to realize that everything in life is not a game and that everything we do has serious repercussions that affects everyone.

I'm going to end by saying this; I know that there's an epidemic of teens and young adults immersing and debasing themselves in this sex culture right now, but throwing out simple solutions to complex problems is not going to help things. We need to take these situations more seriously and stop pretending like everything will just work itself out in the end. Trust me, in the end will be too late.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Look What I Got To Try...

I've been on the Internet for years, so I get to try a lot of free stuff ALL THE TIME. This is one of the latest trials that I participated in. Check it out!

Jimmy Dean Premium 9oz Bowl Campaign

I got to try two of Jimmy Dean's Premium Breakfast Bowls for free so far and this is what I thought about each one.

The first one I tried is the Ranchero Steak and Eggs Bowl. The ingredients include steak, eggs, cheddar cheese, onions, peppers, potatoes, and salsa. Now I must admit that I was skeptical at first because I don't eat steak on a regular basis. The thought of steak for breakfast really had me looking at this bowl with major side eye...LoL!


I'm glad I did decide to try it. The steak was not dry and bland tasting like other frozen entrees are. The combination of the different flavors of the onions and peppers with the salsa was really good. I really enjoyed the flavor. I don't know if I would eat this all the time, but I would buy it occasionally so that I can enjoy something different for breakfast.

The second one I tried was the Burrito Breakfast Bowl flavor. This one was my favorite between the two I did try. It has some interesting ingredients including corn, black beans, onions, peppers, and eggs. I found the corn and black beans most interesting because you wouldn't normally hear that in a breakfast dish. They actually tasted really good together in this bowl. The peppers in this bowl also was a refreshing kick that I wasn't expecting. I'm actually going to buy this flavor more than the Steak flavor. I actually enjoyed this combination of ingredients more than the steak one.


I did enjoy both of the varieties of the Jimmy Dean Premium Breakfast Bowls, although my favorite was the Burrito Breakfast. If you want to shake up your breakfast routine, I suggest you try them. There is another variety, Loaded Potato (which I haven't tried yet, but will). You won't be disappointed. They're $2.97 at your local Walmart, so you won't lose much.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

I Don't Usually Listen To Gospel Music, But....

I don't usually listen to gospel music due to how secular it sounds, but this performance sent chills down my spine. I dare you to listen to this performance and not feel the Holy Spirit moving in you. The dude playing the harp...Mannn...that man is money for real!!! You know you're dealing with that serious REAL gospel when the musician is playing the harp! I've been to about six different churches and never seen anyone play a harp before, yet I see it all through Psalms and other books in the Bible. I'm just gon' leave that right there for you to ponder...

I definitely downloaded this to my phone AND told my Mama and her church friend about it....LoL! But anyway, I really liked this song, especially since the lyrics come straight from The Word. Shoutout to Unplugem for the introduction to this awesome song. The artist's name is Jeff Majors and it's called Psalm 23.

Jeff Majors Performs Psalm 23 Live

Avon A Box Look

This A Box includes:
1. Big & Daring Volume Mascara $9
2. Eyeshadow Quads "Romantic Mauves" $8
3. True Color Lipstick "Vamp" $8
4. Diamond Eyeliner "Sugar Plum" $7
5. Nail Polish "Midnight Plum" $8

The A Boxes from Avon are a fun way to try out the most popular products at an affordable price. There's a different box every two weeks, so the possibilities are endless. They're available for $10 with your $40 purchase. To order, click on the link below:

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Dynamic Duo

One of the things I hate about winter is the fact that my skin feels like a dried up washcloth...LoL! No matter how much lotion or body oils or body butters I use, the colder the temperature is outside, the drier my skin will feel. It not only feels dry on the outer layers, but it feels like it’s drying from the inside out. I came across a few products from the Avon and mark lines that help to relieve the problem, but I want to point out two of my favorites today. I call these two products the Dynamic Duo because when used together on a regular basis, your skin will retain its moisture and won’t dry out during these brutal winter months. I also posted links to buy them as well.

Moisture Therapy Ultra Hydration Body Lotion

I love using this body lotion. It contains shea butter and is great on extra dry skin. It soaks right into your skin and won’t leave a greasy residue after applying. Another good thing about this lotion is that after continued use, you notice how better your skin looks over time. My skin looks a lot healthier and feels better overall. Another caveat, it’s always on sale!

Skin So Soft Supreme Nourishment Triple-Phase Body Oil

I know when you first see this oil, your reaction will probably be like “What?!?” That’s because it’s actually three different oils in one (argan, babassu and macadamia). Talk about getting your money’s worth! These three oils each work together to nourish, protect, and moisturize your skin. By shaking the bottle, you’re combining all three oils into one supreme body oil....LoL. After applying the Ultra Hydration Body Lotion, I follow up with this oil paying extra attention to my knees and elbows. Nothing is more irritating than having dry knees and elbows.

I've been using these two products together for a month now and I’m totally happy with the results. I didn't plan on using them together, but just happened to notice that I loved the way my skin felt after using them. I also noticed that I didn't have to use them as often as store bought products that I used in the past. These products together gives your skin a nice barrier of moisture that will ensure your skin will remain healthy during the winter. 

****Honorable Mention

Ultra Hydration Body Scrub

Use this body scrub once (or twice depending on skin type) a week to prepare your skin for your moisturizing products. Dead skin doesn't soak in moisture well at all. It also contains shea butter, so you’ll be adding an extra layer of moisture while your skin is wet (which prevents over drying).