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Unique and Different Tattoo Ideas for Couples

Unique and Different Tattoo Ideas for Couples

Find the most unique and creative ideas on tattoos for couples in 2019 that are classy and different.

What to do When Your Baby is Sick - 10 Must Have Products to Keep on Hand

What to do When Your Baby is Sick - 10 Must Have Products to Keep on Hand

As a mom, it’s one of the worst things to witness — your helpless, little sick baby, unable to sleep and as fussy as can be. With an eight year old and 9 month old, I’ve had my share of sick kiddos. And there is something I feel as though I can share as to what items to have in hand and some great remedies for sick infants.

Grow ANY Business Exponentially With These AMAZING APPS You've Never Heard Of

Grow ANY Business Exponentially With These AMAZING APPS You've Never Heard Of

When I first thought of writing this post, I was in the process of organizing my life. Working from home has its disadvantages, especially because I tend to favor the creative side of myself, over the buckling down and getting shit done side.

Xylitol - Can it Really Clear Up Acne/Skin Problems and Prevent Cavities?

Xylitol - Can it Really Clear Up Acne/Skin Problems and Prevent Cavities?

The benefits of xylitol are astounding. It helps promote healing on your skin/acne, is a natural anti-bacterial compound that healed sinus and ear infections, and tastes really GOOD. It can be used as a sugar substitute, a sinus rinse, is used in beauty products, and is used in most gum and toothpaste products to prevent cavities. But with all of its benefits, there are some things to be aware when picking out the right xylitol products, as well as how much is too much.

Stunning Area Rugs on Sale From Houzz | Most Affordable, Popular, and Hip Rugs for 2018

Stunning Area Rugs on Sale From Houzz | Most Affordable, Popular, and Hip Rugs for 2018

Looking for something to liven up your living spaces? Area rugs can make or break a room. When it comes to choosing a rug, it's important to think about the colors that will tie everything else in. Not only are these rugs incredibly affordable, they are unique and sought after, so if you spot one you like, you had better jump on it! 

Simple Things You Can Do To Make Pregnancy Easier

Simple Things You Can Do To Make Pregnancy Easier

Pregnancy and simplicity don't usually go hand in hand. There is nothing simple about growing another human being. Apart from it being the most miraculous thing to ever happen, it's also a bit uncomfortable. If you've been there, you know what I mean

How to Keep Your Blonde Hair From Looking Yellow - Blonde Hair Secrets From a Hairstylist

How to Keep Your Blonde Hair From Looking Yellow - Blonde Hair Secrets From a Hairstylist

If you aren't a natural blonde and need a little help getting that beautiful creamy blonde tone with some highlights, then this article is for you. Do you know that moment about a week after you get your highlight at the salon and you start to realize that gorgeous shade of blonde you left with is slowly turning yellow?

Diva Cup - Why I Will Never Use A Tampon Again

The Diva Cup and its benefits

Friends don't let friends use tampons

This story could quite possibly make you queasy, so if you have a weak stomach, or if you're a man, don't read any further.

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One regular morning, a few days after my period I woke up to use the bathroom, but the smell I smelled, made it no longer a regular morning. The smell resembled death, at least what I think death would smell like. Rotten flesh, mixed with freshly risen dough. Was it a yeast infection?

No. What could it be, I wondered. A few days went by and every time I used the bathroom, I was greeted by this unpleasant reminder, causing me to schedule a doctors appointment. I couldn't get into my OBGYN until the next week, so I did a few things to try and figure out what it was.

To no avail, I was left dumbfounded, and started to worry. The smell only got worse. It must have been a miracle from God because I ended up talking my mother-in-law that week, and unusually mentioned what was going on.

She said,

"Maybe you forgot something up there?"

"No way!"

I said, shoving that idea aside until later that night.

Perhaps she had a point, so I checked. Without going into any detail, she was right. I had forgotten a little something up there, and let me just say, it isn't normal that a tampon left to rot inside of someone for a week wouldn't cause Toxic Shock Syndrom (TSS).

I have since read articles of various women who have horror stories, to say the least, of what this can actually do to you. I am fortunate I didn't lose my life, or even my legs, like this poor soul.  I'm only posting this to make you aware of how careful you need to be when it comes to this.

Thankfully, God has given me a second chance, which provoked me to look further into tampons and why I should possibly convert to the Diva Cup. 

A woman's menstrual cycle is no longer a hush-hush subject and rightfully so. You can read other information I have written in this article, encouraging PMS health, written for those of you who suffer from PMDD, linked with depression. There are also great book recommendations for overall PMS health in there.

Once you get over the first initial "ew" of using the Diva Cup, you get used to it. You also need to follow strict procedures in cleaning them. The time has come to get your hands a little dirty and switch on over. These are the benefits I have experienced. 

  • Go all day long without needing to empty the Diva Cup. 

I used to think that when I had my period, I must have bled an entire gas tank's worth for the duration of my cycle. Wrong! You'll actually will be surprised how little we do bleed.

  • Feel comfortable traveling for long periods of time.

This goes along with not having to switch these suckers out much. 

  • Save money!

Tampons are SO expensive. Diva cups last for a few years!

  • Possibly save your life! And your legs.

Don't lose your legs, lose your tampons! That may be a bit dramatic, but still.

There is one thing to consider as with putting in tampons. Close the door and lock it as to not make your spouse think you just murdered someone if they walk in on you washing blood down the sink. Sorry for the gory details. The closed door will also help with the suction sound creeping anyone out. Trust me, I learned this one the hard way.

Good luck with your new endeavor! It really is a better option in my opinion.

The Period Repair Manual

By the way, here is a great book about PMS Health, and how to lessen your symptoms naturally! These are great tips that have helped me both mentally and physically!

Diva Cup benefits, period awareness.

Grow Your Eyelashes and Eyebrows with This Amazing Product on Amazon

How to grow your lashes and fill in your brows

Don’t get eyelash extensions - you won’t need the with this one product

Bad habits. We all have them. Where do they go when you get married? After they torture you your entire life, they double up and you get to deal with your partners as well. Within the realm of bad habits, there are several categories.

Addictive habits, nervous habits, involuntary habits, voluntary habits and hereditary habits. I think that covers all of them, the bad habits anyway. Of course, there are good habits, but I don't want to bore you with those.

The habit I am going to talk about is an involuntary, nervous habit of mine. Two in one. And the nervous part of it is the worst. I'm a picker. Not a nose picker, but an eyebrow hair picker and stress only fuels this fire.

Yes, if you look very closely at my eyebrows on a very bad month you will see that I have none but a few hairs left. But thank goodness for brow liner! Christoph has tried to help with this.

Slapping my hand when he sees me reach for them. Yelling at me from across the way, "Don't do it, you will only regret it" I respond, "But I have too! It's my only crutch!"

Then I, of course, stop and continue on to pull his eyebrow hairs out. I have asked him to be my accountability in this by allowing me to take out my stress on his eyebrows.

I know, it's weird. I have tried everything to stop myself. Last month, I was almost down to the bone because of all the stress and anxiety.  Every time I am distracted and stressed, I go for the eyebrows because obviously, they are the ones to blame. Luckily, if you are like me and have this very bad habit, then there is hope.

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A product I swear by

It's what I've been using for the past 4 years or so, and it really works, while being affordable. I was so excited when I found it on Amazon because being an affiliate for them, I can sell something I really believe in.

I use the mascara just for my eyelashes, which has the serum in it, and the serum for my eyebrows. They say you should use them both for the lashes, but the mascara alone really did the trick!

I know that eyelash and brow serum is nothing new to most of you but just try this one. It's great. Not to mention, the mascara is amazing in and of itself and somehow makes your lashes look incredible right from the get-go. Now all they need to do is come up with is a hair growth serum for your head! Wouldn't that be amazing?

It takes about 6-weeks to start working, but don't worry, it will happen. Keep at it. Now that I have shared an embarrassing, and informative bad habit about myself maybe you feel comfortable sharing one of yours. I would love to hear them. Go on, comment away. 

I know, I have pink hair, but this is a good picture to show you the evidence of how great my lashes looked, and that was just at the beginning!