Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
I truly enjoyed reading this article and wanted to share it.
Bravo to this new mother, she looks great!
No one’s begrudging Gisele her genes. But the picture makes you wonder: What does your average nonsupermodel look like 15 weeks postpartum? To give you an idea, Kristin Ford, 32, a social-media consultant from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, let Glamour photograph her and son Parker at the same number of days postpartum as Gisele and Vivian. Ford looks great—but she expected better: “I had this idea that my body would bounce back after pregnancy,” she says. “I’m still waiting. I’m bigger everywhere—even in my knees!"So how do Hollywood moms do it? With the best trainers money can buy—plus the threat of losing out on work. “Celebrities experience a scary amount of pressure to drop the pounds,” says trainer Ramona Braganza. “Their careers depend on it.” Jessica Alba was in a swimsuit for a Campari ad not long after she had her first baby. “She did light weights two weeks postpartum and intervals on the treadmill by week five,” Braganza says. Minimal downtime is the norm: “I trained Meg Ryan the morning she went into the hospital,” says trainer Kathy Kaehler, who adds that she was at Julia Roberts’ door five weeks after the actress delivered twins (twins!). Doesn't exactly make you want to switch places with the stars, right?
Bottom Line: Cut yourself some slack if you’ve got a newborn: Your body just, y’know, made another body. Focus on getting gentle exercise and lots of protein, calcium, and vitamin D (to help rebuild muscle and bone)—not on losing weight, says New York City cardiologist Holly Andersen, M.D. Ford's take: "If I'm choosing between a workout and time with Parker, Parker wins. Who cares if I can't get my old pants over my thighs?"
—With reporting by Rebecca Webber
Friday, June 7, 2013
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I know this is kinda old but I love Ciara's Bob Hair Cut.
If I ever get a "Mom Cut" this is what I want it to look like >.<
Photo Credits: Getty Images
Thursday, May 23, 2013
So I came upon this really instreting artical on MSN.com, I can't help but think WTF is wrong with this picture?!
If you read this maybe you will think the same..Who knows.
Chances are there is something about the way you look that you’d like to change — thinner thighs, fewer wrinkles, longer and more lustrous locks. But there is one woman in this universe who claims she wants to be less attractive, because apparently it’s a rough being pretty.
33-year-old Laura Fernee blames her good looks for a host of problems in her life, including her unemployment. Fernee says she was forced to quit her job after being constantly harassed by male co-workers and dealing with female co-workers who were jealous of her beauty. Now, Fernee lives in an apartment paid for by her parents and hasn’t held a job in two years. But she is also claiming it’s simply not her fault.
“I’m not lazy, and I’m no bimbo. The truth is my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I’ve made the decision that employment just isn’t for me at the moment,” Fernee says, according to the Daily Mail. “It’s not my fault … I can’t help the way I look.”
She says she endured constant harassment in regards to her face and body, while co-workers ignored her professional achievements. “Male colleagues were only interested in me for how I looked. I wanted them to recognize my achievements and my professionalism, but all they saw was my face and body," she says. “Even when I was in a laboratory in scrubs with no make-up, they still came on to me because of my natural attractiveness. There was nothing I could do to stop it.”
Photos: Ken McKay/Rex Features
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Puppies Abandoned Indiana: 17 Dogs Dumped On Road Near Lake Shore Up For Adoption (PHOTO)
Read stopped late Friday night while driving along State Park Road just east of Indiana Highway 49 — roughly 50 miles east of Chicago along the lake shore — after she spotted puppies in her path.
The Northwest Indiana Times reports Read saw someone in a gold SUV apparently dump a mother dog and nine puppies along the road and speed off as Read approached.
Read gathered the puppies in her SUV and called her husband who wrangled eight more of the puppies nearby, ABC Chicago reports.
(Don't forget to check HuffPost Chicago on Fridays for featurd local shelter pets up for adoption.)
Animal control crews later came and took the brood to Lakeshore PAWS in Valparaiso, Ind. where they are currently awaiting adoption. The shelter's latest "pupdate" said the 17 dogs are Lab mix puppies "from at least two separate litters, who range in age from 6 to 12 weeks old."
Individuals interested in adopting the puppies must fill out an adoption survey and visit between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Coco's Canine Cabana, 405 Elm St. in Valparaiso.
“It was very cold that night, so I fear to think what would have happened to them if I hadn’t come along right when I did,” Read said, adding she had doubts the puppies would have survived the night due to coyotes in the area.
“Good grief. I was really angry that night, and I’m trying not to be a judgmental person," Read said. "I don’t know what kind of situation they were in, but I think it was a pretty reckless and callous act that they did.”
Porter County Sheriff’s police were searching for the person who abandoned the dogs.
For adoption questions, contact Lakeshore PAWS at info@lakeshorePAWS.org.
Reading things like this really make me mad.
Thank God for that wonderful woman and her husband for picking the dogs up and that are now trying to find them homes.
I really can't digest how evil people are these days.
It truly blows my mind the things that people do to one another and animals.
I hope that this story gets passed around and that the puppies find a good and loving home.
and I hope the people that just dumped them all rot in hell.
I made this scrub last night and it was wonderful!
I used Coconut Oil and it made my skin so soft.
I didn't even have to use lotion after my bath.
The best part I already had these things laying around in the kitchen.
So treat yourself and enjoy!!!!
Time Required: 10 minutes
- For this body scrub, you can use salt or sugar. Sugar can be gentler on the skin. Just make sure to choose a sugar or salt that has small granules that won't tear at skin. A basic table salt or sugar works wonderfully. If you have super sensitive skin, you might opt for a dark brown sugar.
- Choose an oil. You can use baby oil or any of the following: organic extra virgin coconut oil (my absolute favorite, which you can buy at a health food store), almond oil, safflower, vegetable. According to Allure, makeup artist Joanna Schlip uses olive oil in the homemade scrubs she uses on actress Eva Longoria.
- You want 1 part oil to 2 parts sugar or salt. Place anywhere from a few tablespoons to a cup of salt or sugar in a container. Place half that amount of oil. Mix with a spoon. Don't freak out if the salt settles to the bottom. It's virtually impossible to keep it mixed.
- If you want your scrub to smell divine, put 5 drops of an essential oil into your mixture. Mix with spoon. Or do what actress Cate Blanchett does and put in mint (muddle it up first or put in a blender) and lemon zest. See my list of essential oils.
- Now onto the bath itself. I find scrubs work best on dry skin. Step into a bath tub and put on loofah mitts. I like the exfoliating gloves that you get in health food stores. They really scrub your skin good. If you don't have a bath mitt, don't worry, you can use your hands.
- Take a spoonful of the mixture into your palms or your gloves and then rub the mixture all over your body in a circular motion. For tougher areas such as the knees, soles and elbows, spend extra scrubbing time or cut a lemon in half and pour sea salt on the halves, scrubbing your soles, elbows and knees with the lemon. On places like the chest, neck, and stomach, where the skin is thinner, take it easy with the scrubbing and instead use cleanser on a washcloth to exfoliate. If you feel the salt is too harsh on your skin, rinse off the bath mitts and then spoon only the oil onto the mitts to continue.
- Once entire body is scrubbed well, rinse thoroughly.
- Pat skin dry. You should be good and cleansed. The salt (or sugar) should have exfoliated your skin nicely with the help of the loofah and the oil should leave skin soft and moisturized. You shouldn't even need to follow the bath with a moisturizer.
- The only bad part about this scrub is the oil can build up on the bathtub bottom. Make sure to clean it up so the next person who gets in doesn't slip.
What You Need
- salt or sugar
- oil (I prefer organic extra virgin coconut oil, but you can use any type of oil)
- a bowl
- essential oils if you choose
- a spoon
- loofah mitt (or you can use your hands)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wow, I am blown away at Ashlee Simpson's over all look.
She looks FLAWLESS.
Photos: WireImage, Getty Images
Monday, May 13, 2013
I got this from my son for Mother's Day.
I have only been using since Saturday on my face and can I just say....
Wow, this stuff is AMAZING.
It feels so good on your skin there is no scent
and it gives you a heavenly glow
with out feeling greasy.
Not only can you use it on your face but your hair and body as well.
I don't know why I didn't try this stuff sooner.
did I mention this stiff is organic?
No testing on animals?!
You can get the Value Size bottle at 48.00
the On the Go size for 14.00
If any one has not tried this stuff I am telling you this is a great investment.
(Yes that's right I said investment.)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Photo: Mike Lawrie
"Unapologetic" has taken on a whole new meaning. Now it's more than just the name of Rihanna's latest album, it perfectly describes her behavior Monday night after leaving her Boston fans waiting not once, but twice. After postponing her Boston concert in March due to illness, the pop star didn't seem in any hurry to appease her Beantown fans as she took the stage three hours late on her Diamonds World Tour stop.Rihanna came out to boos from the crowd, who expressed their frustration at being made to wait without even an opening act to entertain them, reports the Daily Mail. RiRi didn't help matters when she failed to offer an apology for her tardiness, further upsetting her fans at the TD Garden venue.
Rihanna offered no explanation for her late arrival, but there was plenty of speculation. Some thought it was because the basketball fan was watching the Chicago Bulls play Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals, while others thought she was having trouble coping with the "off-again" status of her on-again, off-again relationship with Chris Brown.
In any case, here's hoping she makes it out on time for her Tuesday night show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
By Laura Ferreiro
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
This is now being sold at QVC and this is how is works.
The Josie Maran Argan Glow Self Tanning Body Wash just went on sale for $34.98 on QVC.com
Thanks Glamour.com for the update on that! This is on my "Must Try" list!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
So I know it's been a while since I posted anything but life has been happening.
Just upgraded my home with a big yard for my son and dog (in other words I moved.)
So now that I have pretty much gotten settled in I will be back to posting.
Not that anyone reads my blog anyways but it gives me a creative outlet :)
Side note I worked out 21 out of 30 days in April.
Pat on the back for me, Yes Sirrrrrr!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I know this is going to sound like a broken record by now, but the world has truly gone mad.
It makes me sad to think about all the horrible things that go on in this world.
What people do to one another and to other living creatures?
Raising a young child in this world is a scary thing.
What happened to humanity?
I am not going to go on some long rant about this subject or at least hope anyways.I just have to keep in mind that even though it looks really cloudy the sun will shine through it always does.
You just have to have Faith, Faith in humanity and all it’s flaws.
Prayers for Boston
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Yes this is a clean eating treat!
Look how easy and Yummy :)
Thank you so much for HeandSheEatClean
Ingredients:1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp honey
5/8 cup dark chocolate (try Lindt Extra Dark Chocolate 85% Cocoa, broken into pieces)
1 1/4 tsp Coconut Oil
Directions:1. Mix peanut butter and honey together using an electric mixer until thick (approx 1 minute).
2. Roll into balls and freeze for at least 45 minutes.
3. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil and heat in microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Heat in microwave for another minute (or until melted).
4. Let chocolate/coconut oil mixture sit out for approx 10 minutes to slightly harden.
5. Once balls are chilled, dip in chocolate mixture.
6. Place balls into the refrigerator to chill.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Whoever said “Oh it’s your first baby? The weight will come right off!” is lying to you. Let me start off by saying it has been 20 months since I have given birth to my son and I am still struggling to drop the last 10 pounds. (Granted I have lost over 40 pounds so far.) Like struggling for a couple of month’s type of struggling.
So with that being laid out for you, I decided it was time for a change. I looked my daily diet and exercise plan and figured I would change a few things. Can I just say it has made a world of difference? I have already lost 4 of the 10 pounds I am trying to lose.
The two things I have been doing different are I picked up Kettle Bell Training and Eating Clean.
Kettle Bell training is a great 3 in one work out that you can do at home. You know when the kiddo’s are napping or sleeping. They are normally 25-30 minute work out that combine Strength, Cardio, and Power. Great combo, right?
Then there is eating clean. Who knew it could be so easy and so fun. You can make your meals for the week with Turkey Meatloaf Muffins or Quiche, Smoothies and the list goes on. You can also freeze the smoothies let them sit out for a few minutes then you a cool treat with the texture of ice cream.
Green Machine Smoothie
Hope you enjoy!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Oh Nina, not only do you have a smoking hot boyfriend
but your hair is smoking hot.
The Vampire Dairies please hurry an come back on.
Is it April 25th yet?
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Disclaimer: I am about to go on a rant. Okay you have been warned.
Reading this article on MSN makes me sick to my stomach. As a mother I try to always carry myself in a positive light and with class so that one day when I am no longer here my son will remember me in just that way.
To each their own, I am sure the Teen Mom is going to get a great pay day from this. However way to be a great mom and have your daughter live with that for the rest of her life. (I am being sarcastic if you can't tell)
Farrah Abraham’s reported co-star James Deen claims the tape is real.
While TMZ reports the tape has been seen by some adult entertainment companies, it has yet to be released
A sex tape featuring former MTV's "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham is reportedly being shopped around to different adult entertainment companies, according to a report by TMZ. The alleged tape has created buzz on Huffington Post, the New York Daily News and US Weekly.
The 21-year-old reality star has not revealed details about the alleged tape but her reported co-star did.
"Word travels fast," Porn Star James Deen told TMZ. "It isn't even edited yet. We shot it yesterday."
Deen, who recently starred in the film "The Canyons," with Lindsay Lohan, told TMZ that he and Abraham are not dating after they were photographed holding hands on Monday.
“Got tested together on Friday and then saw her on set. That is my only experience with the lady," he said.
Abraham’s coy reaction
Abraham became a reality star in 2009 when she gave birth to her daughter on MTV’s documentary series “16 and Pregnant.” She then returned for the spinoff series “Teen Mom” which has now ended. Since then she has published a memoir and recorded a single.
When TMZ asked Abrahams about the sex tape she at first denied its existence but then said, "I don't ... exist ... anything about that," she said. "If I had my own personal stuff, that's my own personal thing."
Abraham’s mother completely denies the claims and contacted the gossip site to refute the rumor.
"My daughter has never expressed interest in things like that," she said. "She was not brought up that way."
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And my must have for springs part I are...
Falling in Love by Philosophy.
To sum this great fragrance up
it smells like Cotton candy with a dash of spring.
Next up is the punch colored pink from Nars.
this color flatters all skin tones and last through out the day.
So no need to reapply.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Can't wait for season 4 of Pretty Little Lairs.
Let the countdown begin.
Did I mention Shay's hair looks so lovely and shinny.