Saturday, August 29, 2015

Travels, Weather and Excitement

Good morning everyone.  I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful weekend and to give a quick update on what is going on in my house today.

I am leaving today to go to Orlando for 4 days and 3 nights which 2 of the days will actually be spent more in the airport than anywhere else.  I will have alot of downtime in Atlanta but oh well.  I think I will be spending about 4 hours of the trip in layovers in Atlanta but hey I have never been to that particular airport so why not explore it while I can.  Avon is having its annual Conference in Orlando again this year and I am going to make it there one way or another.

I checked the weather and unfortunately it is going to be raining the entire time that I am there but I am not going to let that get me down.  This will be the first time in over 15 years that I have been away from my family on a travel.  I am sure I am not going to know how to act without them but at least I will have at least 1500 different AVON Women and Men to keep me distracted from home.  There is going to be so much to do and see that I am hoping not to feel lost without my family there.

I will be rooming with the District Manager of my District with AVON which is great because we get along so well.  Even though we won't get to see much of each other because she has a different schedule then I do at least we will be able to catch up at night.

As you can see from the arial view that this place is huge.  I am not certain what part I am staying in but it really doesn't matter.  This place is huge with several pools to be able to enjoy any of them.  I am hoping that I will at least get to enjoy one of them for a bit.  I get in Orlando at about 5:30 and there is going to be an amazing woman with AVON who rented a van to shuttle us all to the airport on her dime.  She is only asking for donations for gas money.  I have a feeling she is going to make a killing in tips.

So saturday is pretty much going to be a bust on being able to do anything and I only have one class on Sunday at 5 p.m. so I will have much of Sunday free to do anything.  Monday however, is a different story.  I will be in classes from 9:30-3:30.  So it shouldn't be that bad with the exception that I have a class at 9:30.  Oh how I hate getting up early but what is new right?  At least my husband would agree with that statement.

So you can see from the map below where the resort is located in relation to some of the major attractions that Florida is known for.  I have been to both Disney and Universal Studios so I think if anyone is going to Seaworld I will be trying to catch a ride with them.  That is one place that I have never been to and want to go.  So I will have to wait and see because I am not renting a car.  It is really not worth doing considering I will be in classes and different events that we will have going on there.

The weather is calling caution due to Tropical Storm Erica which I hate to hear.  They don't really expect it to impact where we are going but we will be having some major rain.  Oh boy.  Here is a look at the forecast for the week along with an image of the projected path of the Tropical storm.

I have to say that I am not liking the wind projections but I am sure that Delta knows what they are doing when it comes to flying.  After all this isn't the first time that any of them have flown into wind and weather.  From the forecast map below it looks like the tropical storm is going to hit us some but not much.  I am still hoping that the storm fizzles out before it gets there but only time will tell.  

If you are traveling to Florida this weekend or this week just remember to be careful.  Pay close attention to directions if you are flying and pack extra supplies in your car just in case.  You can never be too careful when it comes to traveling.
Well I am going to finish my laundry and packing and then I am going to be ready for the airport.  I have my phone and tablet charged and a book to read while I am stuck waiting to transfer plans.  I am pretty sure I am not forgetting anything else.  I did get to Kohl's yesterday and get me a new outfit and only paid $8.93 out of pocket for.  I had a $30 gift card from work from Administration Day that my boss gave me so that was awesome.  The discount that I got was for signing up for a Kohl's credit card even if I didn't get approved I still got the discount so I say a savings is a savings.

Well I am going to close for now because there is so much I still need to do around the house before I leave.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and remember if you are traveling, PLEASE be safe and have a wonderful time.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


OMG I was so excited to get an email about this today.  As a Representative for AVON we don't get to be the first to know about these things.  We have to register as a customer just like everyone else does in order to hear about the ONLINE EXCLUSIVES.  This is truly an amazing deal ladies and certainly one you shouldn't miss!!!!!!  Just click on the photo above and you will be taken directly to the site to get it.  But you must hurry because it ends tomorrow and while supplies last.

Are you wondering what all you will get in your goody bag?  Well here is a what all is included in it and it is a $62 value.  So basically you will be getting over a $120 worth of product for HALF PRICE!!!!!!   OH OH OH OH, if you are an ebates user you will even get 4% back so if you think about the fact that you are getting FREE SHIPPING, A Carried Away Special valued at over $60 and the 4% cash back through ebates you can't loose on this amazing special.

There is so many AMAZING deals going on right now that it isn't even funny.  Here are just a couple that you will see:

I am super excited about the Big and False Lash that we have coming out as well.  No more having to worry about my eyelashes having to wear more than 2 coats of mascara anymore.  It can be so irritating when you get that first coat on perfectly only to go over it again and mess them up.  This will be a huge time saver and make my lashes pop.  Can't wait to get it.  I will have to share a review with you guys when I do.  My favorite mascara is the Super Extend Infinitize Mascara.  It certainly makes my lashes pop but again I have to put on multiple coats.   Yes it's on sale for an amazing $3.99 which is more than a 50% savings in and of itself.
Don't forget about your skin though.  I don't know about you but I can never have enough lotions.  I have a big bottle and small bottle in my car, 3 small one's in my purse and 2 at my workstation, 3 at my desk at home.  My hands are always feeling dry after I wash them and I hate that.  Not to mention it is a great way to keep your cuticles looking good if you don't polish your nails.

So what are you waiting for?  Click on over HERE and get these amazing deals.  Not to mention that AVON also has a Giveaway going on for a 10-piece Survival Kit that you can share with your friends for more entries to win.

You get front door delivery or where ever you want it delivered so you are saving time, money, gas and the hassle of getting out of your jammies.  I mean seriously what better deal can you ask for?

So tell me, what is your must have make-up item?  The one item you can't do without that is always on you or in your purse?  For me, LOTION without a doubt.  I love to have soft and smooth skin all the time.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Missing in Action and Catching up!!!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!!!  I hope you all have had a wonderful day.  I am finally getting a chance to get caught up with alot of things that I have been neglecting.  Sorry that I haven't been on lately to say to anyone but it has been crazy around here.

Recently my daughter started college, got a car, the grandbaby turned 1, my daughter turned 25, and I turned 29 again (lol...oh if only I could be), did repairs to the deck, fixed the shed, bought a new car, went on a mini getaway to SIL and Brothers, and bought some new make-up.  Now I am trying to figure out what type of new blog design I want.  I think I have narrowed it down to 2 but who know, it might still change.

I wanted to share some pics with you from all that has been going on lately.  Hope you enjoy them.

My handsome adorable loving grandson turned one in mid July and he is such a ham.  Then my daughter turned 25 just 3 days later and them me 11 days after that.  So we went to the Mall and they had these adorable animals that you can ride on for like 7 minutes that cost like 10 dollars or something crazy.  So of course my daughter had to ride it and used the baby as the  Yes, I wish I would have thought of that  Oh to be young and being able to get away with that sort of thing.  

The whole purpose of going to the Mall was to check out the Bare Minerals store.  Yes I know I sell AVON but my SIL wanted me to go get color matched with Bare Minerals because she wanted me to try it.  It was going to be a Birthday gift from her.  I went and the lady was doing my colors and when she handed me the mirror to see how well it covered I was surprised!!!!  In a good way??? NO!!!!  I told her that I wanted to know what color I needed to cover up all of this (as I was waiving my hand over my face) and she her response was surprising.  She said that I wanted something that was going to cover but not look like I had on make-up.

Yes she told me I didn't want to look like I had on make-up and still have coverage.  I explained to her that I didn't want to look like I face planted in a gallon of make up but whatever she put on me didn't do anything.  I couldn't tell I had any on and she said "Exactly".  Uh NO you dumbass, I want coverage, I don't want to see freckles, blemishes, redness, none of it.  So I made her put on a darker color.  Finally she got it right.  Geeze.  So I got the Starter kit from Bare Minerals as my gift from my SIL.

Well my daughters car decided to have more issues and I said enough was enough already!!!!  I refused to let her or me drop one more cent into that piece of crap.  So I did what I always do when I have had enough with my vehicles, I called my brother and told him the price range, monthly payment amounts, and time frame and various makes and models and let him take it from there.  I love that my brother is in the Car Business.  I have gotten almost every car I have ever owned from him or through him and his connections.

Then I started planning our trip.  I knew that we were going to have to make a 2-3 day trip because we had the baby with us and it was me, my daughter and the baby driving to SC to get the car.  That is a long ride for the baby, hell for me for that matter.  We got stuck in traffic, drove through rain and finally made it to SIL and Brothers house after 12:30 a.m.  She was such a sport to stay up and wait for us.

 This is my little man telling us he is ready to go again.  We had to stop and get something to eat on the way there since I worked that day I didn't cook dinner.  I picked up the kids and we were on the road in no time flat.

Christian was such a trooper.  He slept for a good portion of the trip but the pressure in the mountains really bothered him when he was awake.  I felt so helpless because there wasn't anything I could do to help him.

You can check out more about our trip by going here and watching my SIL DITL and see all the other things that went on as well as catch up on her happenings.  I don't do video but I am seriously thinking about getting into it.  I just hate to be in front of the camera.

After we signed the papers on the car it was time to get to lunch.  We were starved.  My grandson had to be the first behind the wheel of his mommies new car.  Of course my brother who is leaning over talking to him made him laugh and giggle.  He is such a happy baby.

Then came Sunday Morning and we were packing up to hit the road.  The baby rode with me through the mountains so my daughter could get really used to her car.  Then we stopped in NC to stretch and take a quick break before heading home.  We did fairly well considering we were up extremely early and out the door before noon.  I wanted to be able to take our time driving if my daughter needed to stop more on the way home.  She has never driven by herself for a long period of time so I was a bit worried.  Hell for that matter neither have I but I am used to driving so it didn't bother me as much.  I stayed behind her the entire way.

She stopped in Lexington to visit a friend before heading the rest of the way home which I was already in my pj's by the time she got home and was ready to crash but I was a worried momma bear and had to wait up for her.  She made it home safe and sound.  The next morning she started college.

So that is just a quick recap of the last 3 weeks in our household.  Stay tuned for more to come.  I will be doing a product review soon and sharing some more exciting things happening in the house as well.

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