Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Sale UpTo 60% Off






Today I wanted to share with you a couple of great sales from Avon.  With is being a long holiday weekend and tons of sales I didn't want you to miss this one.  Avon has alot of great sales going on.  Just be sure to enter Laborday14 when you check out and you can get free shipping.  But if that isn't enough to make you shop your hearts content then here is another one for you that I am sure you will love.


This one is sure to get you excited.  I mean seriously 20% off of your $50 dollar order.  That is a $10 savings.  Again I am going to share with you some of the great items that we have on sale.  But you do have to hurry for these sales won't last long.
This beautiful jewelry set is on sale for only $9.99 which is a 50% savings, which this is a new introductory offer.  So if you don't get it now you will miss out on this great offer and pay $19.99 for it instead.  So add this simple elegant jewelry ensemble to your collection.  It is stylish enough to wear out for an evening or for everyday wear.  This will be a sure winner for any wardrobe and certainly a conversation piece.

Or for you make-up enthusiast don't miss out on this awesome Mascara.  This mascara has been listed in People Magazine in the StyleWatch Section.

It will build your lashes 5 times their natural volume and make them pop.  This wonderful new mascara comes in: Black, Blackest Black and Black Brown.  It has 5 out of 5 stars on reviews.  It has a curved brush with multi-level patented bristles that combs through and captures every lash while sculpting and filling in gaps.  With the Plumping Complex and innovative creme-gel formula it delivers 5X the volume and not to mention it is Clump Free, Smudge-Free and Flake Free.  Sweep it on from Root to Tip for an explosive 24 hr wear and don't worry ladies it is also Waterproof.   For a limited time you can get it for only $6.99.  Check out some of these reviews:

Overall: 
5 / 5
Location:Waukee,IA
AVON Online Store shopping frequency:more than 6x a year
Age:25-34
Skin tone:Fair
Skin type:Normal
Amazing Mascara
Date:August 22, 2014
"I love this mascara. I have gotten a ton of compliments since I started wearing it! "wow, your eyelashes are so long" Haven't ever had that with any other mascara before. Will be a new staple for me. Would highly recommend."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Overall: 
5 / 5
Location:Vienna, WV
AVON Online Store shopping frequency:more than 6x a year
Age:25-34
Skin tone:Fair
Skin type:Combination
Love this product!
Date:August 17, 2014
"This mascara does not flake, run, and makes my eyelashes look full!!"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Overall: 
5 / 5
Location:Chesapeake, VA
AVON Online Store shopping frequency:more than 6x a year
Age:55 yrs and older
Skin tone:Medium
Skin type:Combination
FINALLY!!!
Date:August 17, 2014
"I consider myself a Mascara Snob. Yes it is true. I am always trying new mascara for my thinning eye lashes and finally Avon has come up with a WINNER. It is easy to apply, does not clump and adds both volume and length to my lashes adding the perfect finish to my eye make up. THANK YOU AVON!!!"
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Overall: 
5 / 5
Location:Jamestown, NY
AVON Online Store shopping frequency:4-6 x a year
Age:45-54
Skin tone:Medium
Skin type:Normal
Amazing Mascara
Date:August 8, 2014
"This is a great mascara. It thickens and adds volume without clumping and flaking. It lasts all day and never smears or smudges. The brush isn't too big so it is easy to use. I LOVE it!!!"
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


I do believe that these reviews speaks volume to how great our product is.  You can get your own Big & Daring Mascara by clicking Here.  But why stop there.  You can get a complete new look for under $30 and the best part is you can get Free Shipping and even get a discount if you put in AVONDREAMS at checkout.

I would love to know if you used any of these products and what your thoughts are on them.  Me personally even when I wasn't an Avon Representative I would use their product because I know that it is a great quality product and the bonus is that it would get delivered right to my door.  So it was a win win for me.  Great quality product, affordable pricing, no lines to stand in and no gas used in the car to get it.

Don't forget to follow me for more great product reviews and sales.  Avon is coming out with it's Christmas books soon that are going to be filled with tons of great deals and products.  Keep watch for the Frozen Characters, The Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dr. McStuffins which is a 20 piece toy set that will be $19.99 plus a Dr. McStuffins book with a stethoscope for your children.  We have alot of great children items coming out for the Holidays.

If you have any questions please contact me by clicking on the Contact Me Tab at the top.  I would love to hear from all of you out there that have used Avon Make-Up and see what your thoughts are about it.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Letters





Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  I know this is getting done late but it is still getting done.  Tonight I am bringing you another edition of Friday Letters.  Please feel free to drop me a note and let me know you were here.

Dear God,  thank you for another day with those that I love and adore.  My family is the world to me and things are looking good.

Dear Mom,  I wish you were still here with us but I know you and Heather and smiling down on us and giving us angel hugs.  We all miss you and love you very much.  You would be so proud of the adults that both Brandon and Victoria have become.  Victoria is a mommy now and he is so adorable.

Dear Heather,  I miss you every day.  I talk to you often and wish you was here with us.  You left us way to soon.  I know your kids miss you as much as we do.  Even though they were little when you left us I know they can sense you are near and watching over them.  They are getting so big.

Dear Trent,  thank you for being a wonderful and understanding husband.  You are truly a blessing and I do believe that I finally got it right this time.  You have put up with alot and have been there by my side for the past couple of years with open arms and a listening ear.  I Truly Love You!!!!

Dear Victoria, I am so proud of the woman and mother you have become.  You have grown so much since you came back home to have Christian.  You are a very strong, independent and self sufficient woman and I am honored and proud to be your mother.  You are going to get on your feet and have all the good that life can offer.

Dear Brandon,  You are a very bright and wonderful young man.  I am proud of your hard work ethic even if we can't get you to do much around the house.  I am still proud of you son and honored to be your mother.  You are growing up more and more each day and still surprise me with the little things you do.  I just wish you would clean your room more often....lol.

Dear KayLee and Aadyn, you both are growing up so fast.  I just hope and pray that you all still get to see each other and spend time together.  I don't know what is going on in your lives but I do hope that you know you are loved beyond measure.  You are missed more then words can express and wanted more then anyone can imagine.  All we want is for you to be happy, healthy and loved.  Just know that one day we will all be together again.

Dear Scott and Kisha,  I miss you guys and wish we all lived closer.  I worry about you both.  Just know that I love you both and am always here for you.  Kisha, I want to personally say Thank You for helping with my blog.  This stuff is difficult for me at times and you are a wiz at it.  I would have been totally lost without all of your help.

Dear Kevin and Marie,  I hope things are better now that the fridge is fixed.  I read tonight where Marie had a wreck and I am glad that everyone is ok.  It could have been alot worse.  Just know that we love you and are here for you if you need us.

Dear Blogger friends, thank you for stopping by and being a part of my life.  Even though we have never meet I enjoy sharing my life with you all and reading your posts as well.  Be sure to leave a comment and follow me.  I will certainly follow back.

Talk to you all later and may your weekend be filled with alot of love, family, fun and many many blessings.  Be careful, be safe and be happy.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stain Remover Review...Results Unbelievable!!!!!






Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  Today I am writing a review about Zout Stain Remover.  Now I know there have been tons of reviews on stain removers and I am sure like me you have tried many of them.  Well today I am going to not only tell you about this great affordable product but show you the results as well.  For only $2.99 on sale and I think like $3.50 regular it isn't a bad price.

Zout according to their label works on all sorts of stains such as BBQ sauce, chocolate syrup, tomato sauce, baby food, baby formula, blood, grass, fat & oil (to bad I can't use it on me for trouble spots), butter and even salad dressing.   BONUS....It doesn't harm the Flame Resistance in Childrens Sleepware!!!!!!!

We all know that once you wash a shirt or pants and dry them then the stain that you tried to get out is set forever!!!!  Man did I learn that the hard way.  I can't tell you how many times I have had to throw away clothes because I couldn't get the stains out.  Well not anymore.

The other day I pulled out a t-shirt to put on and noticed it had several stains on it.  I tossed it aside and pulled out another one, again, the same thing, then another and another.  I picked them up and headed towards the garbage and then stopped dead in my tracks when I remembered my daughter talking about Zout.  Ok what the hell it couldn't hurt to try it could it.?  I mean if nothing else I could always throw them away if it didn't work or just use them for rags.



 I am not sure what the stains were except for on the green one.  It was baby formula courtesy of my new grandbaby.  The other stains, I have no clue what they are or how I got them.  Anyway, I threw them in the washer after spraying them with Zout.  I threw them in the laundry along with my other clothes and put them on regular cycle in cold water.  I wash almost everything in cold.  Threw them straight in the dryer after they were done without looking at them and when the dryer was done I checked them.  Well see for yourself.....


Needless to say I was shocked.  I don't know how many times I have laundered them and never paid any attention to the stains.  I do know they have been through the wash about 5 different times before I used this product.  I wish I would have known about this product before.  I could have saved alot of money by using it instead of throwing out so many clothes.

So tell me, have you ever used this product?  If so what were your results?  I bet you were just as surprised by the results like I was.  Please feel free to leave a comment below and let me know if you have tried it or found something that has worked just as well.  I would love to hear from you.

P.S.....if you use a 1/4 cup of white vinegar in your laundry regularly it will also help catch those stains you might have missed.  It doesn't do well for those already set in but it does keep them from setting in if you didn't notice it first.  

***Disclaimer....Zout has not paid me nor compensated me for this review.  This review is solely of my own opinion and personal use of the product.  I recommend reading all instructions and directions before using any product for your safety and health.***

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Motivated???? Not so much!!!!!










Motivation as defined by Mr. Webster is:
noun
1.
the act or an instance of motivatingor providing with a reason to actin a certain way:
I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job.
2.
the state or condition of being motivated :
We know that these students have strong motivation to learn.
3.
something that motivatesinducement; incentive:
Clearly, the company's long-term motivation is profit.

However, It is defined, I clearly don't have any.  It isn't that I don't want to be motivated or shouldn't be motivated.  I mean seriously I am out of shape, unorganized and can't keep a thought on track longer then a few minutes.  I know what I want to do, know what I need to do but honestly can't seem to do any of it.

Why is that?  Could it be because I don't have time? How about harmony?  A purpose? (not likely, as I said I am overweight and out of shape).  So what is it that keeps me from doing what needs to be done when it comes to my personal goals, dreams and over all health?

We know at work we can stay on task because if we don't do our jobs then we have unhappy bosses and unhappy bosses leads to unemployment and none of us want that.  So I have been trying to figure out why I can do the tasks and goals at work that need to be done but not do what I need to do to be a better and healthier person.  Do you have a goal or task that you want to do or accomplish and find yourself in the same situation?  I am sure there are more people out there like me then they want to admit.  I would love to hear what some of yours are.

I am no where near a morning person.  Never have been and never really will be unless of course I am on vacation.  Seriously it is like beating a piece of wood and hoping it turns into a wonderful piece of art out of random.  This morning however, I have been up since 5 a.m.  Seriously that shit never happens.  Ok unless I am on vacation and then I get up as the sun comes up literally.  See the pretty picture below for proof.


There is just something about a gorgeous morning sunrise.  However, I can't usually get my ass out of bed at home to watch it.  But if I am on vacation you better believe I am up and out and ready for the photography to start on that sun rise.  Why is that?  Have you ever had this issue?

I think it is because we are away from all of the hussle and bussle of our daily overwhelming, unorganized, electronic filled life that we can actually take a moment and enjoy all the wonders of Gods world.  Maybe that is the secret to getting some motivation is to somehow trick myself to think that I am on vacation.  That seems to be the only time I get up early, eat healthy and find away to get exercise in.  Maybe it is because no one knows us and we can play it off as being a tourist.  Either way, the things that I want to do during the day gets done on vacation and not on staycation or normal days.

There is so much I want to do, need to do and honestly have no desire or energy to do it.  Why you ask?  Well simple I let daily life get in the way and find every excuse possible to just sit on my ass.  I have great intentions that is for sure, I know I need to lose, I need to exercise.  Lord knows I have bought enough workout stuff but it is still sadly sitting in the original packaging.  Which is weird because I used to work out all the time.  I didn't lose weight but I did feel better about myself.  I wasn't sore all the time like I am now.

I would love to know what motivates you?  How do you get out of your slump and get things done?  Do you find that organization helps?  I try to put it on a calendar but tend not to look at the calendar.  Any suggestions or hurdles that you had or have that seem to work?

Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts, your breakthroughs and what you have found to work best for you.  It is time for me to get up out of this chair now and get to work.  So much to be done there but at least I am getting paid for it.  Maybe that is the trick.  Maybe if I complete a task then I can pay myself and then it would be more rewarding....lol.

I hope you all have a great and wonderful Tuesday and don't forget to leave me a comment, follow me on facebook at Walking My Own Path and let me know that I am not alone in this struggle.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Design, New icons and learning alot




Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  I have in the past two days bought a domain name, assisted in redesigning my blog and trying to figure out the rest of this techie stuff.

My sister-in-law Kisha told me that she wanted to redesign my website for me.  Thankfully she knew what she was doing because I sure didn't.  So we spent a day or so picking out the design and trying to find something that I liked.  I knew I wanted a drop down menu or tabby things at the top, an easier way for people to see different post and just a cleaner more professional look.  So tell me what do you think?  Did we accomplish the list?  I would say yes!!!!

Now I have homework that Kisha gave me to do to help with my blog.  The first was to set up a Facebook Page which I already have one but apparently you need one for your blog as well.  Who knew?  Ok most everyone but me....lol.  Don't laugh I am getting there.  We were all newbies at once.  Remember?  Yeah so continue to laugh because I know we have all been there.  But that is ok because I am laughing with you.  So Facebook page is up so please go check it out and follow at Facebook/walkingmyownpath.  I would love to get to know more of you bloggers out there.

Now I have to figure out how to make my "pin it" button bigger...uh yeah ok I have googled it and still can't seem to figure it out but give me time and I will.  Oh yeah I have to do a Facebook Button also...again, googled and still confused.  But I promise to figure it out or at least get help in figuring it out. wink wink....lol

So after a long day of her working on my blog she decided to take a break.  So now I am doing my research, trying to clean my desk and organize my paper clutter.  I have notes everywhere and anywhere I can put them and will eventually get it all together.

But for now I just want to get feedback on the new layout and design of the blog.  So please be kind and leave a comment below to let me know what you think, what you would like to see more of and any other suggestions you might have.  I would love to get to know all of you out there in blogger land and learn from those with more experience.

I will be working on a blogger planner so that my post will be more consistent and hopefully figure out an editorial calendar which I have been reading about but again, with working full time and doing Avon full time I get distracted and am challenged to keep on task with it.  Again, thanks for stopping by and letting me know your opinion.





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let's Talk Feelings.........


from http://www.teramaxwell.com/




First let me start by saying that I hope you are having a great week.  Now that the weekend is almost here I hope you have some time scheduled for yourself.

Today I want to talk about feelings....yes Feelings and rambling thoughts.  Men will say that women have a large range of feelings and emotions and they can never keep up with us on any of them.  Well to be honest they are usually the reason we have these feelings and emotions.  But for whatever the reason we always feel like we have to keep it together for everyone else.

I honestly am tired of holding it all together for everyone else.  I am tired of being tired, I am tired of being exhausted, I am tired of having to go to work, I am tired of having to run errands, I am tired of paying the bills....do you see a pattern here?  I am TIRED!!!!!!  So the question begs, why am I so tired?  Do I get enough sleep....no, do I take vitamins....when I remember them, do I eat healthy....sometimes, isn't my bed comfortable.....not to me.  There are many reasons we can be tired, several are mentioned above but there are other things that are going on that  people don't realize is making them tired.  For example the photo above at the top of this post.  Constantly repeating yourself over and over and no one listening to you...yes honey I know that I am preaching to the choir.  

That ever growing TO DO LIST!!!!!!!  I have so much going on in my mind right now that if I actually stopped to write it all down I might just break out in tears.  I hate my house...rental, I hate how it is decorated...another story, I hate doing yard work...my son should do it but rarely does, I hate the way I feel when I walk in my house....like I want to cry or run.  I just feel so overwhelmed and exhausted all the time.  

I know what I want to do but never have the energy to do it.  It isn't because I am a lazy person..or maybe sometimes, it is the resistance or backlash that I might get from doing what I want.  I want to decorate my house with color but hubby will have snide comments to make, I want to blare my music but again hubby will have a cow...even though he says he won't.  I don't want to be criticized for doing stuff but that is like saying the moon is falling...not going to happen.  Why does it seem that no one can do anything or make a decision until I am home from work and on the phone.  I am not a maid, I am not your keeper, I am me, mom, Nini, wife, sister, and Avon Lady.  Ughhhhh I just want to scream, cry, break stuff and throw a fit.  I swear growing up was the dumbest thing I have ever done.  I want to turn in my adult card for my child's card again.

My husbands style is a minimalist....EXTREME minimalist as to where I on the other hand have to have post-it notes everywhere, photos all over the wall, ceiling light on instead of a damn lamp, color curtains besides green or dark blue, I need happy and cluttered table tops that I drop everything at when I walk in the door.  I need an area to line my shoes when I come in so I don't track stuff on the carpets.  

I am according to everyone else a disorganized person.  However, I know where everything is on my desk and at home.  I have chaos on my desk and I am trying to find away to become more efficient with home, life and my Avon business.  I have tons of printouts on how to create printable's, how to organize, how to use Twitter, Instagram, create Buttons and so on and so forth but still don't understand it and I feel like a complete idiot at times.  I have so much going through my mind that I can't seem to concentrate on one area long enough to get anything done.  My husband says that I only have a 15 minute window before I get bored with stuff and move to the next.   Even working on this blog is distracting and frustrating me right now because I can't get the font or color exactly how I want it.  I just want to be left alone and regroup, recharge, do what I want to do when I want to do it even if it is just sleeping.  I need to go get my massage that my husband bought me for my birthday over 3 weeks ago that I haven't used.

Point is that we have all these feelings that we go through everyday but at the end of the day we are only human.  I love my husband, my kids, my grandkids and wouldn't trade them for the world but at times, I just feel frustrated, aggravated, exhausted, like I want to throw my hands up and say I'm done, cry, scream, or throw stuff.  So when you are feeling this way don't think you are alone.  We all have been there and done that and if you haven't been then you will be one day.




Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Another Wednesday Hodgepodge




Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Wednesday Hodgepodge.  These are always fun to link up with and meet new people.  Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond has some real thinkers today.  So be sure to join in on the fun after leaving some blog lovin and hop on over to her page and fill in your own answers.


1. What would you say is the key to success?
---- Knowledge for sure.  You have to have some knowledge of people, product, wants, communication and a variety of other things in order to be effective in any position you hold.

2. Have you ever been to the Florida Keys? Any desire to visit that part of the US of A?

----  No actually I haven't.  I want to go but just haven't had the time or money.  But I will someday.

3. When and where did you last see a real live donkey? Monkey? Turkey?

---- Oh I would have to say at the zoo.  I live in the city so you don't see them around these parts.

4. An old Portuguese proverb says, 'Beware of the door with too many keys.' What do you think this means? Share an example of how this has proven true or false in your own life. 

--- I have never heard of this before so of course I googled it and still am confused.  However, I am going to give it a stab in the dark.  Every door presents an opportunity and we must choose which is right for us.  If one door have multiple keys then it has multiple choices just like looking in your closet and deciding what to wear.  Choose carefully for it may be the wrong choice.

5. Besides your home, vehicle, and special jewelry, what is something you keep under lock and key?

----  Things that belonged to my late daughter and my mom.  From time to time I will pull them out but I keep them put up for my grandchildren.

6. When did you last get keyed up about something?

---- When don't I get keyed up about something....lol.  Seriously I would have to say everytime I am dealing with stupid people.  They drive me nuts!!!!!

7. Who thinks we need an easy one right about now?  Key lime pie...yes please or no thank you?

--- NO thank you!!!!!!  The only pies I like is Apple and Pumpkin.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

---- The past couple of days have been difficult for me to get motivated and excited about anything.  I just want to give up and throw in the towel.  I hate being depressed and feel like all is hopeless.  But I will bounce back from this like I always do.  My mom used to say "you can fall in a bucket of sh*t and come out smelling like a rose".  She was usually right but it is hard when the ones closes to you die and you are left feeling empty.  






Friday, August 01, 2014

It's Friday It's Friday!!!!!!!


Hello everyone and Happy Friday to you.  Today I am dropping in with some Friday Letters. So I hope you enjoy and let me know you were here.

Dear God,  you sure have a way of sneaking up on me from time to time.  Last night when I went for a walk with my daughter out of the blue there was this message :

I totally didn't expect it but then again, that is why you are God.  You can do what you want when you want.  Thank you for reminding me of this!!

Dear Trent,  thank you for always being there for me and supporting me even when I make things difficult.  I know you love me I just wish we communicated a little better.  I miss how we used to be before we got married.

Dear Victoria, I want you to know how proud of you I am.  You have come so far from where you have been.  You are an amazing mother and a wonderful daughter who has my back always no matter what it is.  Thank you for being my walking buddy and keeping me motivated.  I Love You so much.  

Dear Brandon,  I am glad that you are not working 2 jobs anymore.  You look so wore out all the time and the dark circles under your eyes are driving me crazy.  I just wish you took better care of yourself.  You need to get to the doctor and get a check up and physical.  I am also glad that things are getting better for you at work.  Keep your chin up and always go with your gut.

Dear Christian, you are so freaking adorable.  Nini Loves you and can't wait to see you when I get home in the afternoons.  I love that your mommy sends me pictures of you in the morning when you get up.  It brightens my day.  I mean seriously who wouldn't think you are absolutely adorable.

Dear Mom, we Love and Miss You!!!  You would be so proud of the person that the kids have become.  Brandon working and has his own car, Vicky a mommy and taken care of her education.  I just wish you and Heather were still here with us to be a part of all of it.

Dear Heather,  I know you are watching down on us and I want you to know that we Love and Miss You!!!!  Your sister is a mommy now and I am sure you and mom are both smiling down on her.  You would both love her baby.  Christian is an absolutely love and so adorable.  

Dear Kaylee and Aadyn,  I miss you both so much!!!!!!  I wish and pray everyday that your fathers would allow me to see you both again.  Your mom I know is watching down on your from Heaven and on us all.  I just pray that you all still get to see each other and are apart of each others lives.





Dear Chris,  I know you are still mad at me or at least you don't communicate with me but I want you to know that I have and always will Love You.  You may be a total shithead at times but you are related to me and your father.  I wish things were better between us and we could have an actual relationship.

Dear Jonathan and Brandon, I wish you had a change of heart and realize that we only want what is best for the kids.  We miss them and love them and would do anything in the world to protect them.  I only wanted to keep them together after Heather died.  It was bad enough for them to loose their mommy and we didn't want them to feel like they also lost each other.  Their worlds changed so much and so drastically on that night and it will never be the same.  You also have to realize that if you talked to any of her friends that you would know that her father was only in here life for the last 3 years and how she really felt and what she really wanted.  I am not bashing anyone on here but you can only imagine the pain and hurt that we are in from losing her.  Missing your children is nothing like loosing your child forever.  That is a pain and emptiness that will never go away.