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Going For My First Massage, EVER!!!!

I am probably like most men who do the bare minimum in regards to appearance. Now just because I made that statement doesn’t mean I let my self go it just means I typically don’t go on weekend spa breaks. Not saying that I never would but it just really never is on my mind.

This past father’s day Melinda and the kids got me one of the most awesome spa gifts. It is a 60 minute sports massage that I just made the appointment for today. I am not huge on strangers touching me let alone massaging me but my body has been so achy the last month so I am game. I am really looking forward to it but 60 minutes seems like a really long time for a massage but maybe I am wrong.

I can remember going to the salon with Melinda probably two years ago and getting a pedicure. It was pretty funny because I am so ticklish on my feet needless to say I felt bad for the lady who was doing the pedicure but to be honest it did feel really good. Who wouldn’t enjoy soaking their feet in warm water follow by a nice foot massage? Now I see why women are so into spa and beauty treatments and why they go so frequently.

If this massage goes well I can see myself going back for another one because after a few weeks of work my body and shoulders are so sore they start to give me headaches. I am really looking forward to this massage.

Do you go for spa/beauty treatments frequently? What is your favorite thing to get done?

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Summer Skin Care with UNT

Each spring I make my my annual pilgramage to the salon and get my first mani-pedi of the season. This is where I usually indulge in the newest colors that I don’t typically purchase myself. Last week was my appointment and I and brought along UNT Nail Lacquer. I was sent 2 shades of pink from the Pink Fiction Reverie collection; a bubblegum shade called Hot Pants and a bright shimmery fuchsia called Running in Stilletos.

sorry for the bad pic

I got my toes done in Hot Pants and it’s a fun contrast to my natural tan and black sandals. The color itself needed about 3 coats for a smooth dark finish. No chips so far either. UNT Nail Lacquers are made with no formaldehyde, toluene and phthalate esters. This makes me comfortable painting Shae’s nails when she wants to be a girly girl.

I also received the Tip Off Acetone Free nail lacquer remover. I used it on my fingertips a couple weeks ago and felt it wasn’t aggressive enough to remove the color. I used a huge amount of remover for one hand and then went to my store brand to finish the job. It’s not that it didn’t work; it just didn’t work as quickly and easily as I was used to.

UNT products are made using the latest medical and technological advances. With a team of experts in every field they’ve been able to develop a line a health and beauty products that can work with every skin condition.

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Save the Honey Bees

Did you know that honey bees are responsible for the pollination of one-third of the foods we eat. Did you also knowthat honey bees are in danger due to “Colony Collapse Disorder”. In the past several years it has been noticed that an alarming amount of honey bees are abruptly abandoning their hives and dying off. The real reason is unknown but some theories are pesticides, environmental changes, genetically modified crops, invading insects and radiation. Whatever the culprit is, the honey bees need to be saved as they are critical to the ecological diversity and health of our planet.
Honey does more than add a pleasant taste to baked goods and drinks. Honey is naturally antiseptic and is used to cleanse in certified organic skin care products, sooth as throat lozenges and heal everyday cuts and scrapes. During the winter when my family gets that scratchy irritating cough I send them to bed with a spoonful of honey to soothe the pain and help get them a peaceful night’s sleep. When Shaun comes in the house with his normal scrapes from just being a boy a light smear of honey kills off the germs and bacteria building up. Zits are no match either for honey. The antiseptic properties kill the germs, reduce redness and brings back healthy clear skin in no time.

Now that you know how beneficial honey is to your healthy, beauty and ultimately the world around us hopefully you can pitch in and help the honey bees continue to create the beehive products we need each day.



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I Got It From My Momma

The one good thing I got from my mother is good skin.My grandmother looks incredible for her age and people are often surprised when they find out my real age; that is until they see my gray hair.  I remember while growing up watching my mother primp and get all dressed up. She’d try on clothes and heels, moisturize her legs and use fancy skincare products then apply make-up at an old-school light up mirror. I try to do the same routine, except for the heels and lighted make-up mirror. It’s been working pretty well for me up until now.

I’ve been noticing dryer skin lately, especially on my hands and feet and legs. My typical products just aren’t cutting it anymore. Shea butter is supposed to be a fantastic natural moisturizer and L’OCCITANE is known for doing it best. Harvesting the Shea nut from the same resource ensures a consistent result, one that consumers have been raving over for years.

“Hands speak your age–but not indelibly. Shea Butter is used traditionally by African woman to soothe and smooth skin exposed to Earth’s fiercest ultraviolet conditions, and now can help relieve and restore yours. Massage this silky treatment into hands to counter dryness, retexturize skin and restore circulation.”

L’OCCITANE is a beauty and skin care company focused on maintaining the integrity of the natural ingredients they use. Taking it a step further in sustainable practices is their use of water based inks, recycled and recyclable packaging materials and naturally obtained energy sources to power factories.

Some of the highest quality and most treasured beauty products have the L’OCCITANE name on them. The old adage “you get what you pay for” stands true here.



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Bedroom Vanity Indulgence | Giveaway WSRW Blog Party

I love make-up. I think I said it before but I’ll say it again, I love make-up. I don’t even wear a lot of it or wear it every day but I have a bit of an obsession. For High School graduation my grandmother gave me one of those glass and brass bedroom vanities, but from then on I knew I couldn’t live without one. My Marni Merlot Bedroom Vanity Set from Hayneedle is by far the nicest one I’ve ever owned.

A dark rich chocolate wood veneer adds that sophisticated feel. Antiqued hardware adds the grown-up touch. With plenty of drawers and surface space for cosmetics, hair care, fragrance and more this vanity should last longer than that blue eye shadow you picked up on impulse. The stool is upholstered in a simple cream fabric that coordinates with any décor. Even though I don’t wear cosmetics often I like sitting in my own space to apply moisturizer, brush my hair or just file my nails. It’s a girly rite of passage to own a little private luxury bedroom vanity.

The vanity comes pretty much all in one piece. It took more time to take it out of the box than to install the mirror. Rob spent about 30 minutes total with this task. It’s a pretty heavy and bulky piece also; it took both both of us to carry it from the garage to our bedroom. With the bedroom furniture and decor makeover we’ve been doing this particular vanity is a perfect match to the look we are going for; warm, inviting, relaxing and refined. A great bonus to the vanity is the mini jewelry armoire located on the side. I’m planning on adding some extra hooks for bracelets or rings.

Hayneedle is giving a LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! reader their own Merlot Bedroom Vanity Set ($480 value). Visit Hayneedle and tell me what else you must have from their site (include link).
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Holiday Wishlist 2010 – Every Man Jack Gift Set for Him

Every Man Jack Body Wash

What is your husband’s, father’s brother’s or son’s skin care routine? Did you even know that men’s skin care and beauty care products were available beyond shaving cream and cologne? Everyman Jack is a brand that caters just to men and their skin and hair needs.

Founded in 2006, Every Man Jack is a provider of affordable, high-quality men’s grooming products, including a full range of skin, shave, body and hair products. Promising guys everything they need and nothing they don’t. The brand offers a simple, no-nonsense approach to men’s personal care.

This holiday season Everyman Jack is letting the guys put together a kit that suits just him. No more “one size fits all” kits stuffed with the wrong scents and products that won’t get used. Each product can be specifically chosen to ensure its right for its user. Choose a hair, body, pre-shave, shave, and post-shave product and it will all be packaged up in either a toiletry or gym bag.

Every Man Jack Kit

Everyman Jack wants to introduce its products to a man in your life, enter to win a 6 piece gift set. Visit Everyman Jack and tell me some items you’d like to try out.

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Smooth Shaving with Fogless Mirror

No more nicks or missed spots because of a foggy or soapy mirror. With the Fogless Shower Mirror Rob can now get a perfect shave using both hands in a crystal clear mirror.

It really is that easy; fill with hot/warm water, wipe away drops and use.

One of the tricks I have always used to keep shower mirrors fog-free was to rub it slightly with soap. It kinda works but then the suds distort the image. All of our shower mirrors also tend to become handhelds because the suction cups or adhesive fail. The Toilet Treet Fogless Mirror has surprisingly worked really well for the past couple weeks. it’s worked so well I’ve started using it to tweeze, apply facial masks and use facial scrubs.  It hasn’t even fallen once! I recommend picking one of these up for as a great holiday gift.

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Spa results from Aromafloria’s For Feet’s Sake

My feet are a wreck this summer; It doesn’t help that I walk barefoot around the house, in the yard, in the garage, at the pool, on the sidewalk, etc. I have my trusty dead skin shaver that really helps but I’ve never done anything beyond that. Aromafloria’s For Feet’s Sake collection is exactly what my feet never knew they needed.

Aromafloria is a natural, eco-friendly beauty, home and bath company focusing on essential oils, minerals, herbs and botanicals. For over 25 years they’ve been bringing nature into the lives of many customers. They believe
…wellness is a state of mind
…the sense of smell is a vital key in well being
…in the restorative power of a bath
…that art and science are converging beautifully

All of this means that a more holistic and natural approach to everyday living will result in a more peaceful, stress-free and harmonious attitude and overall outlook. How do you feel when you come out of a spa, moments after your massage or pedicure? Relaxed and cheerful right! Aromafloria is giving us that effect in our own home.

I’ve been using the entire For Feet’s Sake collection for a couple weeks now. It’s not an overnight change but I’ve been very pleased with the progress. I’ve even learned to wear socks around the house so I’m not wasting my time tending to the tootsies. The Refreshing Spa Foot & Leg Mist is a pleasant surprise. I at first thought it was going to be a useless product, just a scented water but it softens and relaxes not just my feet but my legs. I use this up to my knees after shaving and there is no burning or redness. The scrub I need to get used to though. It doesn’t have a creamy enough texture or base to spread the way I want all over my feet. Directions day about a tablespoon amount per foot but I feel I need a lot more to really get all over. I’m going to try a different method the next time, maybe less water will work better.

Whether for your home or hands Aromafloria is a successful tool in aroma-therapy, de-stressing and quality pampering.

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Always Needing Something

With our move to Delaware we have been doing a lot of things to make the house ours. We have been doing a ton of yard work like weeding the garden and trying to make our deck a place to sit and hang out.

It feels like every time I turn around Melinda and I need something else for the house. I guess since we moved into a bigger and nicer house it is only natural to need and want new stuff. A few things on the list are a new coffee maker for work, outdoor lighting, deck box for storing toys and gardening tools and a storage bench for the foot of our bed for extra blankets and sheets. The list can go on and on, those are just a few of the things I can think of off the top of my head. At the end of the day we are just happy to be settled back home in Delaware.

We’ll be shopping soon at one of CSN’s many stores like or Check them out for yourself and find a HUGE selection of things for home, work and play.

What is on your list of needs/wants?

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Give Your Closet a Makeover

Give Your Closet a Makeover
By Carol Tuttle

If you are like most women, there are too many times you go into your closet with the thought, “I feel like I have nothing to wear!” as you stand there looking at a closet full of clothes!
Your husband has no clue why you could feel this way, because in his eyes, you have more than enough to wear in there!
The problem is not in quantity, the problem is in not having a closet full of clothes and other fashion items that you KNOW look great on you and more importantly you feel great in!
Too many times you have listened to “others” in making some of your fashion purchases, or you have used the “it fits and it’s on sale” as your only standard of what you should buy without any thought to “is this really the best for me? And do I love it?”
Take time this Spring to give your closet a makeover by following these 5 simple steps:

1. Go through your clothes and create 3 categories:
a. I haven’t worn it in a year and I probably won’t wear it in the next year – I just don’t like it
b. Maybe I like it
c. I love it!
Pile a. goes to a charity or Women’s Center. Go through pile b. again and really make a decision, be really honest, can you say you love it, if not it goes to pile a. Pile c. is the keepers.

2. Assess how much black you have hanging in your closet. If black clothes are taking up at least one third to half your closet, it is pretty gloomy in there. Commit to not buying any more black clothes until you have at least two-thirds to three-fourths of your closet in color.
3. Assess your shoes. Do you have some fun, stylish shoes you love? If not it’s time to get yourself a pair.
4. How old is your purse? If you have been using it for more than a year, it’s time to get a new one.
5. Do you have jewelry you have fun wearing? Get some fun jewelry that adds some spice to your outfits. No jewelry is like being served a birthday cake with no frosting… boring! Shoes, handbags, and jewelry are what make getting dressed fun!

Giving your closet a makeover does more for you than bringing new life to your closet, you get a makeover too, since what’s in your closet goes on you! Have fun sprucing your closet and yourself up!

Carol Tuttle is the best-selling author of Dressing Your Truth, a radio show host, a speaker, and a successful business woman as the creator and founder of Energy Profiling. Having worked in the self-help and self-realization field for most of her career, she has experienced the myriad of tools and systems we resource to assist us in discovering and living our truth. Get to know Carol a little better on BlogTalkRadio, Mondays 7-8PM, MST.

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