Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ways to Praise for Less

I’m always amazed at the number of women who line the walls of the nail shops I visit.  No matter where in the country I am, from here at home to Las Vegas, I’m sure to see certain types when I enter a shop.  Actually, with such updated techniques and amenities, it’s not even chic to say shop, is it?  Nail spa seems the correct word, and rightly so.  I just love diving into the warm waters of the spa chair when I go for a manicure and pedicure.  When I see that the owners offer such a comfort, it makes me think they really take the client’s relaxation seriously.  
In Las Vegas you’re likely to see anything, and the nail salon is no different.  But what’s cuter than the Mommie and Me day?  It’s so cute to see mothers and daughters dressed alike.  You’ve heard the expression dressed to the nines?  Well, these pairs were twinned to the tens!  Pink bows, glitter and tutu’s all over the place.  It really helps a young girl to see how special she is when she is singled out for praise and special pampering.  And with Groupon Coupons you can offer her that special treatment at a salon for less.

I’m always looking for great deals and you just can’t beat those offered by the folks at Groupon.  It’s like they had moms and wives like me in mind when they invented this.  All over Las Vegas - Centennial Hill, West Sahara,  anywhere, you’ll find a top quality salon offering all the services you need and up to 75% off regular prices.  I don’t know about you, but Vegas usually keeps more money than it gives out, so finding a way to pamper and praise yourself and your mini-me at such low prices for such high standards is a blessing.  You can get everything from a Mojito mani-pedi, to a full treatment of reflexology, skin treatments, hair extensions, eye lash thickeners, the works.  And you don’t have to cram a bunch of paper coupons into your wallet.  That’s more room for you winnings.  Just show the online coupon code when you get there and they’ll subtract the rest.  

Get on Track to a Healthy Lifestyle

Being a mother isn’t always easy. Life calls on you to accomplish a lot in a small amount of time. Between obligations at home, work and everywhere in between, there isn’t always a lot of time left for you to focus on yourself. This hurts especially if you are trying to lose weight and have an overall healthier life. If you are serious about losing weight and becoming more healthy, there are a few tips that you can consider to help you along your way.
  • Designate Workout Time: If you are going to be serious about losing weight then you know that you need to dedicate some time in the gym. While life may be hectic, an easy way to keep your gym time is to schedule it in advance. Carve out an hour in your planner for the gym and treat it like an appointment that you have to keep. If you treat the gym like a business meeting you won’t be able to push it off for anything else.
  • Clean Up Your Diet: This may be more tricky than scheduling gym time, but if you want to see the pounds come off you will need to keep your diet clean. Increase your vegetable intake for a quick way to keep your weight down. Look for help from other sources too like Medifast. The important thing to consider is that you need to eliminate the processed foods that are packed with calories and other unhealthy ingredients.
  • Get A Friend: Accountability is always a huge part of losing weight so find a workout or nutrition friend that will help you along your journey. Not only will your partner know exactly what you are going through, but they will be able to help you along the way as well. It can be your friend or spouse, anyone who has the same goals that you do.
Losing weight is never easy, especially when life is constantly throwing new things your direction. By following a few simple steps, you will be able to commit to a weight loss plan and see you waistline shrink

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Book Review: God Bless America

The Land That I Love Book series will show little ones how God crafted the nation and each state for you and me. In God Bless America, children will enjoy learning about America’s landmarks and cities and how God made a wonderful place for us to live.

My Review:
As I started reading this fun rhyming board book I had a really neat thought pop in my mind, the thought was, "what if we could take one big road trip to each of these places?"   The book takes kids on an adventure to see Stature of Liberty, Mt. Rushmore, Texas to remember the Alamo, Hollywood California, and the National Mall. I know it is a crazy idea to go from coast to coast but I think it would be cool to see all those places with my children... even if it was several trips.  

With the 4th of July right around the corner this is a fun book to bring to your party for your kids or others kids!   The book retails $9.99 on Zondervan.   

Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  


Friday, June 17, 2016

5K and Kids Fun Run

I am probably going to sound a little too proud but oh well... Lord keep me Humble

My daughter is 8 and has been continuing to show us that she enjoys and is good at running!   We signed her up to run my hometowns 5K.  I was excited for her and didn't really know what my expectation should be... I just wanted her to have fun...

Well she ran it, she ran the entire thing!   She ran 3.2 miles in 26 minutes and 50 seconds!   26.50 that is like 2 minutes better than the 5K I did a couple years ago.  

I am so glad I told her to just go and run and that I walked with my aunt... I would have slowed her down a lot! 

She placed 25th overall and took 2nd place in the 15 and under category.   I AM SO THRILLED SHE LOVES IT AND IS GOOD! 

Winner Winner- Big Wheel Competition!

I had one proud and excited boy when he won 3 of the 4 big wheel races here in town.   He got a medal and the Big Wheel.  

I love that my little town has fun events like this for kids! All the businesses jump in and donate money to making them fun and making them happen!  

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