I am a midwestern gal living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
|Me in a nutshell||
I am a lifelong learner looking to live my best life. I am always wondering if is there a better way? I do not want to become stagnate, I want to keep things as young and fresh as possible.
I heart fashion,my rescue great dane and cat, gardening, shopping, makeup and skin care. I have a love/hate relationship with exercise.
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|I NEVER go without these||
I NEVER SKIMP on skincare. I am always onthe hunt for the next best thing. (That is why we read these blogs isn’t it?)
I am totally in love with aloe vera and coconut oil for a variety of uses.
|Biggest splurge or steal in my closet||
I am too modest to talk about my biggest splurge.
But, I love bargains. There is no HIGH like a good deal. I have gotten so many good deals I cannot even account for them all. This accounts for some serious sticker shock when I have to pay full retail. But, some items are worth it!
|do-gooder: Why I am one||
I save all of my hotel samples (shampoo, conditioner and lotion) for the homeless. I also earmark all of my warm clothes for the same cause when I am tired of them. Anytime, I ever see someone struggling whether it is because they are old, disabled I always offer to help or give them an extra hand. I think this is common courtesy. I always say please and thank you. I am about paying it forward and random acts of kindness.
|read, watch, listen:Favorite books||
I sell textbooks to schools. Ironically, I do not have much time for leisure reading. However,when I do I like a good mindless escape from the daily stress.
|Favorite TV shows||
TV is an escape for me! I like diverse shows such as Gold Rush, Flipping Out, 60 minutes, Grimm and Fringe.
It may sound wierd but, I love the Godfather series! There are so many things saying from that movie that resonate with me.
|beauty & fashion: I can skip these||
Shoes that look cute but, hurt my feet. Anything that is in fashion that is in but, does not look good on my body type.
If I am in a hurry I do not blow out my thick hair. I just throw it up in a pony. Right now I am not into anything SUPER high maintance.
|eat, drink, be merry: Tell us your go to meal||
My go to favorite lunch is diced fuji apples, walnuts and some gorgonola. I will add a pomegrante is they are in season. It is filling, quick and healthy.
I am striving to eat very little processed foods. I am outraged by the amount of sodium and sugar in processed foods.
I am always looking for a new and exciting recipe that is healthy.