Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 30-Something Body - Changes You Should Know About (Fashion Blog Post)

No one likes skinny b*tches who complain about their weight.


So if your BMI is at the mid to lower spectrum of the chart, you should probably get off of the subject of weight all-together.

I learned the hard way: used to always ask my husband if I was fat. (You are a smart girl. You know the drill. You're only 20% self-conscious, and 80% fishing for compliments. It's all fun and game.) One day though, our daughter, at the time two, asked me, "mommy am I fat?"

SHAME ON MOMMY!


Since then, all talks about fat, skinny, weight loss, etc ceased. Healthy is the focus now.

Mommy runs because cardiovascular exercise benefits the heart. Mommy eats chicken because lean protein makes muscles big and strong.

This sets a much better example for the little ones, don't you think?



So let me declare the purpose of this fashion blog post before you continue.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekend Recommend - Beauty, Skin Care and Hair (Beauty and Skincare Blog Post)

Hana Organic Skin Care - a Seattle Pride!

 



Hana Organic Skin Care is made on Bainbridge Island, right across the Pudget Sound from Seattle, by certified herbalist Karen Ries, who suffered sensitive skin, and never found relief in commercial products.

One day, Ries decided to create her own skincare, straight out of her kitchen, and found that not only does using natural ingredients help sensitive skin, it helps the environment as well.

To keep high standards and excellence in quality, Ries makes HANA Skin Care in small batches. All products use the purest ingredients and contain zero toxic.

Plus, they smell earthy and fantastic! I was excited to try them -- especially after learning that they are locally-made -- and I was pleased with HANA products' gentle formula, and how well they worked. My favorite is the Lavender Grains lotion, because not only did it quench dry skin, it softened skin's texture too.

Click here to see the ingredients list for HANA Skin Care, and visit the company's web site at this link to learn more. 



Monday, April 7, 2014

How to feel empowered! (Fashion Blog Post)

 

"You look good. Now get away from that mirror, and make something of yourself."


My mom said to me. She got sick of seeing a perfectly capable young woman waste valuable time on a worthless reflection.

As a 15-year-old teen, feeling down about being chubby and having trouble being accepted in American high school, I spent way too long in front of the mirror that day, trying various outfits and makeup to look better.


Rolling my eyes at mom would have been the natural reaction.


Hormonal teenage girls are supposed to behave disrespectfully toward authority. But I didn't -- not because I was well-behaved, but because I knew she was right. And I took her advice obediently.

I got good grades that year. I'm not the brightest person, but worked my (chubby) behind off, and made straight A's at an academically-driven high school. Till this day I cannot shake the happiness I felt when I peeled the report card open. No amount of cute outfits, makeup or time in front of the mirror can make me feel as empowered.



Perhaps looking good empowers you? (It's okay to be vain.) But it doesn't empower you as much as the list below.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Outfitting all feet in the family for the lowest cost


Spring is a great time to be sure that all members of your family are wearing new, supportive footwear that will acclimate to the rigors of whatever the wearer puts them through. This may entail school or work, or maybe hunting for Easter eggs or jumping in mud-puddles. Whatever spring means to you, there are some great fashionable looks in footwear coming to stores near you, or that can be easily found and purchased from distinctive online retail venues. 


Friday, April 4, 2014

Clean Eating Meal Plan - Happy Fit Friday!


Breakfast


Blueberries, banana slices and all-natural peanut butter over whole wheat toast.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quick Outfit (Fashion Blog Post)


A quick stop and outfit post to say, "Happy Sunday!"


Our family is busy discovering the East Side. In Seattle, the East Side are the newer suburbs east of Lake Washington.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Clean Eating Meal Plan - Since It's Fit Friday and All

Breakfast


Banana & Strawberry Smoothie

- 1 banana, chopped
- 1/2 cup of strawberries, diced
1/2 cup of frozen Greek yogurt
- 1 tea spoon of honey
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Blend til' smooth. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In-Affluenza (Fashion Blog Post)

If you're affluent, you can get away with manslaughter.


I'm not joking.

Have you met Ethan Couch? He's the Texas teen who got out of 20 years of incarceration, with trips to a 450,000-dollar-a-year rehab facility in Newport Beach and some probation orders, after killing three good Samaritans on the side of the road, trying to help a motorist in need. He also severely maimed two of his friends, who rode in his car and screamed for him to slow down.

Couch, at the time 16, had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit. Prosecutors asked for 20 years in juvenile hall, but Couch walked away with practically nothing, all because his lawyer claimed that he was coddled by insanely rich parents.

So, in other words, if you're affluent, you can kill innocent people and be punished with a sunny vacation in California.



Well. Okay. If I ever get an opportunity to choose a disease to kill my soul with, Affluenza would be it!


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