Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My little helper

(sorry picture is from my cell phone so it's not the best picture)

This week my little helper shopped with me at Earthfare. He loves that they have buggies just his size and he feels like such a helper pushing our groceries.

While I don't buy everything organic I certainly do think the milk, meat, fruits and vegetables are much better for us. I also love that Earthfare has a coupon just about every week. Usually it is spend $5 and get an item free!!!

Hope there is an Earthfare near you!! Check it out here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

BC's Best Selling Foundation Sale Ending Soon

Get it now and SAVE $$$!! This offer ends this Thursday, March 31st at 11:00p.m. CST!!

Perfecting Wet/Dry Finish foundation, our most popular makeup format, features customizable coverage in three application choices. Sponge on dry for a natural look. Sponge on damp for maximum coverage. Use throughout the day as a powder. For oily and combination skin.

Check it out here. If you need help with finding the perfect color let me know and I will be glad to help you. I have a shade selector that helps us find the exact one you need.

Everyone has either yellow, neutral or pink undertones. Thus the Y,N and P for our foundations. 1 is the lightest and 5 is the darkest. Remember, you never want a line with your foundation line. The key to makeup is to accentuate what God has given you not make it look like you have on 2 inches of makeup.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Colors of Spring 2011

What colors are hot for Spring 2011?

Colors are bright and clear for the spring. Lemon yellow, lime green and orange are hot. These colors make most people look sallow so you can easily add these colors to your wardrobe via accessorize ie. bracelets, bags, scarves and belts.

Other hot colors are blues, purples, pinks and true kelly green!!

Neutrals can be worn by everyone and the ones that are hot for spring are shell pink (more pink than peach) and seafoam blue (more blue than yellow/green).

Check out this great video by our product mastermind, Gary Jones, as he shows you how wearing the right colors makes a differnce. Who wants to look pale and sallow. The FABULOUS video is here!!! I love how Gary's video shows BC's Mineral Mimosa lip color looking great one one lady but not as good on another. One size does not fit all in cosmetics. I am currently scheduling Prom, Wedding and One-on-One Make-up for those who need a spring Make-Up Pick Me Up!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We'll show you a gas boycott

I received this in an e-mail and thought I would pass it on.

We'll show you a gas boycott!

This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.

Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May!
It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?

We need to take some intelligent, united action.
The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.

It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can Really work. Please read on and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.08 at Arco and Costco for regular unleaded in Salem, Oregon and climbing every week.

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace..not sellers.

With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.

But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.

If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers .
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!

If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!

(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am . so trust me on this one.

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!

I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference.

You have only the rights you are willing to fight for!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Awareness Against Bullying

The girl you just called fat, is starving herself & has lost over 30lbs. The boy you just called stupid, has a learning disability & studies over 4hrs a night. The girl you just called ugly, spends hrs in the mirror putting on makeup hoping people will like her. The boy you just tripped, is abused enough at home. There is more to people than you think. Forward this email to as many people as possible if your against bullying!

There is a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the US and several other countries. Parents, teachers, and students need to be aware of the dangers of bullying so they can get help for students who may be at risk for suicide.

In recent years, a series of bullying-related suicides in the US and across the globe have drawn attention to the connection between bullying and suicide. Though too many adults still see bullying as "just part of being a kid," it is a serious problem that leads to many negative effects for victims, including suicide. Many people may not realize that there is also a link between being a bully and committing suicide.
The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it
Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of bullying
Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying, including physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting, or circulating suggestive or nude photos or messages about a person.
Some schools or regions have more serious problems with bullying-related suicide. This may be due to a problem with bullying at the school. It could also be related to the tendency of students who are exposed to suicide to consider suicide themselves.
Some of the warning signs of suicide can include:
Showing signs of depression, like ongoing sadness, withdrawal from others, losing interest in favorite activities, or trouble sleeping or eating
Talking about or showing an interest in death or dying
Engaging in dangerous or harmful activities, including reckless behavior, substance abuse, or self injury
Giving away favorite possessions and saying goodbye to people
Saying or expressing that they can't handle things anymore
Making comments that things would be better without them
If a person is displaying these symptoms, talk to them about your concerns and get them help right away, such as from a counselor, doctor, or at the emergency room.
In some cases, it may not be obvious that a teen is thinking about suicide, such as when the suicide seems to be triggered by a particularly bad episode of bullying. In several cases where bullying victims killed themselves, bullies had told the teen that he or she should kill him or herself or that the world would be better without them. Others who hear these types of statements should be quick to stop them and explain to the victim that the bully is wrong.
Other ways to help people who may be considering suicide include:
Take all talk or threats of suicide seriously. Don't tell the person they are wrong or that they have a lot to live for. Instead, get them immediate medical help.
Keep weapons and medications away from anyone who is at risk for suicide. Get these items out of the house or at least securely locked up.
Parents should encourage their teens to talk about bullying that takes place. It may be embarrassing for kids to admit they are the victims of bullying, and most kids don't want to admit they have been involved in bullying. Tell victims that it's not their fault that they are being bullied and show them love and support. Get them professional help if the bullying is serious.
It is a good idea for parents to insist on being included in their children's friends on social networking sites so they can see if someone has posted mean messages about them online. Text messages may be more difficult to know about, so parents should try to keep open communications with their children about bullying.
Parents who see a serious bullying problem should talk to school authorities about it, and perhaps arrange a meeting with the bully's parents. More states are implementing laws against bullying, and recent lawsuits against schools and criminal charges against bullies show that there are legal avenues to take to deal with bullies. If school authorities don't help with an ongoing bullying problem, local police or attorneys may be able to.
People who are thinking about suicide should talk to someone right away or go to an emergency room. They can also call a free suicide hotline, such as 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Friends and relatives of suicide victims also need to find someone to talk to as they grieve, especially if they are suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts themselves.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Twice the Straw

I am so proud of my husband Chance and his brother Barret for getting Twice the Straw going. They have hay and pinestraw to help you in your yards or with your animals. Tift 85 Hay is $5 for 45 pound round bale. Pinestraw is $7 for 45 pound round bale. One round bale of pinestraw covers 140 square feet.
These 45 pound bales are equivalent to 3 square bales making the price only $2.33 per square bale!!
We'll be glad to help you with all of your needs for your livestock or yard!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Help me get a few freebies!!!


Referral Link

Redbox is the best - you can rent DVDs for $1 a night with no membership fees! You should try it out. If you click on my link above and it's your first time renting online, they'll give you a free one-night online rental credit. And I'll get a free rental each time you rent via my link through 3/17/11 TODAY.


I love Groupon. Even if there isn't one in your area, there are some that are US wide!!
Referral LinkEvery time a person clicks my referral link (included above), signs up for Groupon, and makes their first Groupon purchase I will earn Groupon Bucks. Offer ends 3/21/2011.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cancer Issine

I know cancer affects so many people. I am thankful that it didn't destroy my mom's life but only made our relationship stronger. When I was in the 5th grade my mother was diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma. I am forever grateful to all of the people who prayed for my mom and their prayers saved her life. God sent so many things and sweet people into our lives during this time. Through the power of prayer by numerous people the Lord allows my mother to still be here today. One of the things my family and I believe the Lord used to save my mother was alternative medicine. A friend of hers shared the Burnside Association with her. The Burnside Association offers an issine that eats the cancer cells. My mom followed the diet and everything else they recommended to help save her life. If you have a loved one, friend, associate, anyone who is facing cancer the website is here. Thank you Father in Heaven for allowing my mom to only be a phone call or drive away. You knew my dad and I would be lost without her. Thank you for giving me so much more time with my mom and allowing her to spend time with her grandson. I love you Mom!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Oscar Looks

What looks were hot at The Oscars?
The women of the Oscars adored the Red Carpet wearing makeup that was feminine, delicate and dewy.
Nude colors were on the lips of every woman on the Red Carpet.

Do you want the same look?
Get the delicate, dewy look on your eyes with BeautiControl's new eye shimmer!!

Check out all of the colors here.
For the Nude lip color BeautiControl has a brand new MECHANICAL Nude lip liner.

Use the pencil to not only line the lip but also to color in the entire lip area to provide a base for your lip color to last longer; plus these new pencils keep your lips moisturized!! Check out all of the mechanical lip colors here.
Top off the nude lip with a soft color that offers lots of shine and luster.
BeautiControl's new lip shimmers offers a brush tip end to give more shine and shimmer.
This is Kiss Me Pink....

Check out all of the colors here.
Let me know how your Red Carpet look turns out!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

AU Forset Ecology Preserve

Last Friday, Addie and I took Libby and Tuck to the Auburn University Forest Ecology Preserve. We had a great time!!
Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Check it out here.
If you are coming from 280 take North College toward campus. It will be in your left (there is a wooden sign) across from the fisheries. If you get to Asheton Park you missed it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Color Me Fabulous!!

Thanks to BeautiControl's Product and Development Guru- Gary Jones- for this update on Spring 2011 make-up trends!!

Get ready for fresh face glamour!!

Foundation will be sheer to show your beautiful skin.

Soft natural green will mingle with harvest colors and garden flowers to complement our eyes. Eye makeup will be light and shimmery for an ultra natural look highlighted by transparent halos.

Lash out... accent sheer, shimmering spring color with lashes that make a dramtaic statement!!

Go ahead... blush. Apply for a sublty flushed glow!!

Lips are going to leave an impression and take center stage for Spring 2011!! (BeautiControl will be on the lips of every woman!!!) Opt for delicate spring colors and mind blowing shine and shimmer. Soft shades of pink, nude, coral and lilac are offset with a high impact luster and lacquered shine.

Go... be beautiful with BeautiControl!!
Don't miss out on BeautiControl's NEW Color Shimmer Eyes Countour Powder here; NEW Perfecting Eye, Lip and Brow pencils here and WET/DRY is on SALE!! I love our wet/dry foundation- I use it everyday- and it is our best selling foundation. Check it out here.
What is the most wearable trend right now.... Playful Polka Dots!! From dresses, to blouses, shoes, scarves and bangle bracelets polka dots are big in March 2011!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thomas the Train

The Island of Sodor landed in Georgia (several months ago) so we headed over to check it out.
Thank you Grand (my Grandmother) for getting us tickets!!

T and Grand when we arrived!!

Thomas Train we rode on!!

All of the family (minus Dad who took the picture) on Thomas.

Grand, Tuck and Thomas!!

Playing with the trains

Sir Topham Hatt

They had fun games set up to play too!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mark your calendar

Mark your calendar for Junior League's Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 26th at the Old Johnston Galleries building!! I am sure you will find lots of treasures there!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Valentine's Wreath

Thanks to Southern Living I had a easy, inexpensive wreath on my door for Valentine's Day!!

I purchased the heart shaped wreath at Michael's for $5. I was very sad that I forgot my 50% off coupon so I could have gotten it for around $2.50.
I purchased the berries at Hobby Lobby some for 50% off an others for 40% off. I have probably $10 in the wreath and I can use it again next year!!

Souther Living suggested using real berries you had growing in your yard which I love real stuff but 1) I don't have any in our yard and 2) I was afraid they would stain our wooden door. So artificial ones is what I used.

I could use some more berries so I will be looking for them to be 50% off again so I will have more next year!!

My Valentine's Day Birthday Boy with the wreath