Thursday, March 24, 2016

Big Wet Snow

This is a picture of my backyard with a foot and a half of snow.  It is so odd that the day before this picture was taken I was sitting in one of these chairs enjoying the warmth of the sunshine as Everett happily played in the yard.  Believe it or not, there is green grass under that snow.

In the far corner of the backyard is our pine tree bent over with the heaviness of snow. Everett and I had played around that tree in the sunshine.  Hoping the tree bounces back after the snow melts from its branches.

This is a view from the front yard.  Snow everywhere!  The main streets were clear, if you could get to them.

We are expected to get even more snow Friday night and into Saturday.  Can't imagine anymore snow than this.  Its going to be a wintery Easter.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Nightly Face Care Routine for Older Gals

I thought I would post my very simple nightly face care routine.  I am in my 50's and prone to eczema.  It took me awhile to discover products that work well for my stage in life.  I've been using these same three products for quite awhile now and thought I'd share them.
Step one is cleansing the skin.  This Cetaphil soap is great!  I've been using it since 2014 and it is very gentle and never dries my face out.  I only wash my face once a day and when I do I use this soap. 

Second step is moisturizing, which is a two step process for me.  Pictured above is the first step in my moisturizing process.  It's like a fat chapstick, so it is very easy to apply where I need it.  I use this on my eyelids and underneath my eyes.  I also apply it around my mouth, around my nose area and upper lip and the bottom of my chin. I used to get dry patches in these areas, but since using this very convenient stick everything has cleared up and is staying that way.  I also use this stick on my chapped lips and it works wonders.

This is the second step in my moisturizing process.  Out of Africa Shea Butter Hand Lotion has been a blessing.  From the first time I used it I fell in love.  I use it all over my face after applying the Emu oil stick.  In the couple of years that I have been using this lotion I have not had any negative reaction and my skin has stayed nicely moisturized.  Oh, yes, it works well on hands too. LOL  Anyway, I highly recommend it.

So these are the three products I use in my nightly face routine.  Its a very simple and low maintenance skin care routine that has kept my skin healthy for a few years now.  I hope this helps.  Take good care & God bless!  

Saturday, March 5, 2016


This is going to be a general update and a "Use It Up" update combined.

General Update
I have been busy taking care of my new daycare client.  Its been an adjustment getting used to the hours.  I've been working 9 1/2 hours 2 to 4 days a week. The parents are very nice people, however, their little girl is a challenge for me thus far.  She is an only child and doted on so that may explain some of her behavior.  My grandson is 6 months younger than her and he has been great about sharing his toys and playing with her.  He's had times where he has needed correction, but that comes with any child.  However, this little girl seems to have a different dimension.  The first day she played with my grandson she punched him two times and bit his finger.  Her parents had a talk with her and she was better for a bit.  Then one day out of the blue she hit my grandson upside the head.  Today my grandson was sitting on the sofa reading a book and she pushed him off the edge.  None of these things were provoked by my grandson.  All I can say is that I have to keep it in prayer.  I know kids do these things, but I don't want to have my grandson picked on just so I can earn a few dollars.

Use It Up
Well, I don't think there has been much progress.  I did use up all of my Moisture Max Sugar Plum lotion.  As pictured below.

I went to Whole Foods to purchase some more Moisture Max lotion, but for some reason decided against it.  I think because I had just purchased two tubes of A La Maison brand lotion for $4.99 a tube at Marshall's.  I found Sea Salt & Coconut scents and I have the soaps in those scents in my storage.

And I also purchased more of the Renpur Co-wash which has been working really well for my hair.  I did purchased a deep hair conditioner by Shea Moisture prior, but it leaves my hair too greasy.  So no more Shea Moisture products for my hair, they just don't work for me, going to stick with Renpur.

I got bored of the Philosophy body wash in my shower.  I was hunting around in my cupboards and came across my EO Rose scented body wash (as pictured below).  Completely forgot I had it in there!

I also found a new Andalou 1000 Roses body lotion in my cupboard too (pictured below).  So using that and the Rose Petals Rosewater spray also.  Still using the Rose scented bar soap as decoration in my bathroom.

So there you go, that is my update.  Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me.  God bless!