Friday, May 25, 2012

Beauty in the mail.....

I am on Facebook, everyday, okay, every few hours, alright, every hour.  I have a couple of friends that got Birchbox.  It's a site where you pay $10.00 a month and you get 4-5 samples.  You can't pick the samples, but they have tried and tested it, so you don't have to waste time and money trying out different products.  I ordered my first box.  I prefer to be in a group or club where they send you the stuff to try for FREE.  I wasn't too impress with the products they sent me.  They were nice, but not worth the $10.00.  If you are like me- a stay and work at home mom, then $10.00 seems a lot.

There is another group- Julep.  I came across them online on a search and found a code to get the products for a penny instead of $19.99.    It wasn't worth the $19.99.  I do like the nail polishes and I am looking forward to trying out the Best Pedi Cream.

I will be trying out the products and will post how they are.  I will also put pictures up.  If you want to see them sooner, they are on my FB pictures.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I am back

I have been away.  I had surgery and was feeling great, but also healing.  I feel better over all, but still have stomach pains.  I had my gall bladder removed since it was not doing it's job.  I had 2 pains in my abdominal area and at that time did not know it was gall stones.  I see my GI for my Ulcerative Colitis and also taking medications for that.  Certain foods still bother me, but over all I do feel better.  I am not as bloated and it's been a year since I stop taking Prednisone, a steriod medication.  It does it's job, but I was hungry and eating every 2 hours.  Luckily, I ate fruits and veggies, but I still gained weight and got all puffy.  I think I am losing some weight, and should walk again when it's not too cold or too hot since I have to take my almost 2 year old with me. 
I have some new things coming my way to try and test.  I am looking forward to that.  Summer is coming, so I have been trying to clean up.  My 7 year old brings so much paper from school.  I keep some things and the others I throw out.  I kept some of her worksheets, so we can go over those over summer.  I don't want her to forget, and we're doing some extra work in writing and math.  She's doing good in reading and I just need to work on her comprehension skills.  So much for having the summer off.  My 22 month old is doing good- great!  I am teaching her more sign language and she is remember them.  She is still eating the foods I cook, unlike her older sister, she got picky when she turned 18 months and got worst when she turned 2.