Michael Todd Beauty

 Due to some medical issues during Christmas time, my face began to backslide into the hell of cystic acne, tons of blackheads and huge pores.  Top this off with a pretty extreme winter season, and things have not been all that fun.  However, I seem to be on the mend (at least where my face is concerned), so here…

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Mirror, Mirror…

Meanest of Them All?Those of you familiar with fairy tales will recognize my play on words from Snow White & The Seven Dwarves, at least I hope you will or else that pun just totally fell flat!  As a step mom, it’s pretty hard to not be lumped into the wicked stepmother category by your kids, especially when…


Argan Oil To The Rescue!!!!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin*This post contains affiliate links, which means I may earn some  money if you click on one.I recently ran out of the Etae Shampoo I had been using, and desperately needed something that would moisturize and detangle my hair, as I was about to reinstall some kinky twists before my trip to New York…


Happy Birthday to Me!

Milestone Birthday?Today (May 15th) is my 35th birthday!  Wow!  I can’t believe I just wrote that!  I really haven’t thought much about my birthday over the last couple of years because let’s face it, they all start to blend together at some point.  I can remember like yesterday when one of my dearest friends told me…

Personal, Travel

Ground Zero Memorial Visit

Fears FacedWhile in NYC for my father’s memorial service (check out my post about losing my dad here), my husband and brother were both interested in visiting the WTC site (check out the official site here).  My brother moved away from NYC several years ago, and my husband did not get to see it the one other time…


Losing My Dad

Not A Normal MondayOn April 10, 2017 my father passed away after fighting through complications from pneumonia for the past few months.  This is not the “normal” type of post I plan to include on this blog, but I felt it needed to be posted.  My father was a very complicated and difficult man, but he was mine.  That…

Beauty, Health, Lifestyle

Testing Out My Lavender Pits!

Lately I’ve been obsessed with good quality lavender scented deodorants.  Nearly two months ago I picked up the Jason Calming Lavender Aluminum and Paraben Free Deodorant Stick, and here are my thoughts on it. ScentI had to list this one topic first because the scent of this product is one of my favorite things about it!  Products…