Silk'n Infinity - Hair Removal Party/Review

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Silk'n Infinity

DISCLOSURE: I received a free product in exchange for hosting a party and sharing my honest review. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.

The weather is starting to get warmer and soon it will be time for cute dresses and shorts and that means shaving more. I've probably been shaving my legs since middle school. That's a long time! 

While shaving is a relatively easy way to get rid of body hair, it also has its drawbacks. I have sensitive skin and often I get irritation and ingrown hairs from shaving. Plus the results don't last very long. If I shave in the morning, I'm usually dealing with stubble by the evening.

I've tried other methods of hair removal, including waxing and sugaring, but they can be messy and I usually go back to shaving. A couple years ago, I even had my underarms lasered at my dermatologist's office. While I was pretty happy with the results, the process was painful and expensive. I paid about $900 for six sessions. It got most of the hair but there are still a few random ones that have stuck around.

It's Finally 2021!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Happy New Year! I haven't blogged about anything in so long. I just did not have any motivation last year and honestly, wasn't sure if I was going to keep this blog up or just take it down.

I reread my goals post from the beginning of 2020 and I was so hopeful. I mean I guess I did accomplish some of them. I definitely tried to work out more and participated in a few Chloe Ting Challenges. But, still not on a regular basis.

I wanted to be present with my family more and ha, those six weeks that our office was closed, I definitely did get to spend a lot more time with them!

With 2021 not really being too different from 2020 so far, I wasn't sure if I was even going to set any goals. Who knows how this year will turn out?

So, for now, I am just going to try and Live In The Moment. Stop trying to plan for things so much and just try and enjoy each day as it comes. Hard to do but will definitely try.

Find Me! - Seek and Find Book Series - REVIEW

Friday, April 24, 2020

DISCLOSURE: I received free books in exchange for my honest review. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.

The schools closed in our state a little over a month ago. While they have given us packets and some general guidelines on what we should be teaching them, I've struggled with other ways to keep my kids engaged and interested. Sometimes the material in the packets would be too tedious and my kids would get tired or bored.

Recently, I had the chance to review two books from a new series from Happy Fox Books, called Find Me! They were a happy distraction for my kids from their usual math and reading assignments. And it also kept them occupied for a bit, which allowed me to get some work done. That was greatly appreciated, now that the kids are here all the time!

My First Experience With Blue Apron - REVIEW

Thursday, April 23, 2020

About a month ago, my husband and I decided we were going to give Blue Apron a try. We had been playing around with the idea of signing up for a meal delivery service for a couple years after we had had the chance to try a different meal delivery service. We liked the convenience of it. Now, given the current circumstances and stay-at-home order issued by our state, our Blue Apron box came at a perfect time.

Blue Apron is one of many meal delivery services currently available. They deliver the ingredients and the recipe for the meals you choose each week. You can choose how often and how many meals you want to receive. You can even choose which recipes you want to try.

Our first box included everything needed to prepare three different meals. We chose a 4 serving plan. Even though we are a family of six, our kids are pretty picky and we knew they all wouldn't always be willing to try everything that came.

Goals Update - March 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

It's been a little over two months now since I laid out my goals for the year. And I have to say, I really have not been doing that great of a job at keeping up with them!

My first goal of the year was to start a workout regimen. And while I have done workouts here and there since setting that goal, I still haven't done anything on the regular. I never signed up for any classes. I never joined a gym. There was a time when I started doing my regular workout DVD (Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred) three or four times a week, but even that has dropped to only once or twice. I may try and start something up once the weather starts getting warmer, or I may just continue to try and do this DVD more often. Either way, the main goal isn't really to lose any weight, but to tone and build up strength and endurance.

My second goal was to learn a new skill. I did start using Duolingo more frequently. At first I was doing three different languages at once, but that got a little confusing. I had taken French all through high school and a year in college and I had started doing French again on Duolingo to refresh my memory. But, then, I decided Spanish would be a more useful skill. I have had several patients who only speak Spanish and very limited English and it was difficult to get through the exam. If I could learn enough Spanish to communicate with them better, I'd be able to give them better care. If you haven't already, join me on Duolingo and learn a new language with me!

My third goal was to spend more time with my family. I had all intentions to plan all sorts of activities for our weekends, but then we ended up signing up my one son for vision therapy (a whole other story I can discuss if anyone is interested). So now he meets with his vision therapist every Saturday, which pretty much knocks out any chances of any quick weekend getaways for the family until after June.

Lastly, I wanted to grow professionally. I will be attending a conference this April and hope to attend another big one in the fall.

One thing I wasn't plan on doing and I did was declutter. I had lost my wedding ring for several weeks and that resulted in me going through my whole bedroom and getting rid of furniture, clothes, toiletries, and all sorts of things. We did finally find my ring, so that was good. It wasn't even in my room!

How are you doing on your goals for the year?