Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I'll be fine on my own,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bridal Beauty 101

Este post fue patrocinado por el desodorante Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant - diseñado para visiblemente reducir las manchas rojas y oscuras y dejar un tono uniforme.

Being a wedding consultant is more exciting than I ever imagined. I love working with brides and their family and friends. If you know me you know two things about me. I like to be in charge and I'm super organized.

A wedding consultant must make sure that her client, the bride, is prepared for one of the biggest days of her life her wedding day. In order to be ready and stunning as she walks towards her groom a bride needs a little preparation.

Bridal Beauty 101!

After he pops the question get yourself ready to say "I DO":


  • Dove Body Lotion- Everyone wants to touch the bride, make sure your skin is smooth and supple.
  • Handmade Soap- it's gentle and cleansing. No harsh products before the big day!
  • Dove Intensive Repair Daily Treatment Conditioner- Your hair has to be strong and ready.
  • Teeth Whitener- Lots of smiling between the proposal and the wedding reception. 
  • Calming Candle- Preparing for the big day can be stressful. Take time to relax.
  • Makeup- Start practicing now. Choose good products that enhance your natural beauty.
  • Wedding Consultant's Card- She'll be there for you whenever you need her to be. It's her job! :) 
Now there are many other items you'll need on your actual wedding day. Pack your wedding tote bag with bobby pins, super glue, deodorant, nail polish, nail polish remover, extra makeup, cotton balls, tissue, cell phone charger, Tums, pain meds, eye drops, feminine products, extra underwear, bandaids, and a protein snack. You can never be too prepared. If you've forgotten anything be assured that your wedding consultant will probably have it in her bag!

You've got this!

I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective.com. All the opinions expressed here are my own. Claro ;)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Showing a Little Skin

Este post fue patrocinado por el desodorante Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant - diseñado para visiblemente reducir las manchas rojas y oscuras y dejar un tono uniforme.

Me encanta el clima de verano. Puedo usar todas mis camisetas sin mangas, sundresses y faldas cortas. En Ohio el clima puede cambiar rápidamente por lo que mi piel tiene que lucir siempre impecable.

A big part of my skin prep has always included Dove. Mi madre wouldn't buy anything else because her skin is so sensitive. When you grow up using one product line it's usually automatic to continue as an adult.

I begin my day using Dove bar soap. My skin is so dry I need all the moisture I can find. After getting out of the shower while my skin is still damp, I use Dove's Intensive Nourishing Lotion to seal in the moisture from the warm shower. If you have dry skin it's important to take a warm bath or shower. Hot water can actually cause your skin to dry out even more! No bueno.

After I get out of the bathroom I put on my deodorant. Dove is one of the few companies that makes a deodorant that does not get white marks all over your shirt. Grr, I hate that! Especially since I don't usually notice it until I'm walking into work. Ever try to get deodorant off of a black shirt? It doesn't work. Ever.

Estoy saliendo ahora, así que es súper importante que mi piel se ve suave y agradable al tacto. Me encanta dar y recibir un montón de abrazos. Nadie quiere abrazar a alguien que tiene la piel áspera. Los productos Dove me ayude a lucir bien. ¿Por qué me ha consumido alguna vez alguna otra cosa?


I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective.com. All the opinions expressed here are my own. Claro ;).

Sunday, July 15, 2012


One day,

Monday, July 9, 2012


An article "The Price of Weed" on Business Insider has created a buzz on google+, so I thought I'd repost and share with all of you. Does this map surprise you? Were you even aware that so much weed was grown and sold in the United States?

Now mind you I don't sit around and think about marijuana all day. If you do that's a personal decision. No judgment here. The fact that surprised me the most is the huge difference in the cost state to state. Factor in weather, climate, cost of living adjustments, and criminal activity there is still a huge gap in price.

I am 100% for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The facts and statistics are staggering. Medicinal marijuana has been a life line for those suffering from chronic pain, cancer, depression, eating disorders, and glaucoma. As long as it is not abused by people who truly do not need it for medical reasons, marijuana can save lives. Imagine the ramifications!

Business Insider


Monday, July 2, 2012

A little of this and that.

The last couple of weeks have been a little loca. I've gotten involved with a male friend (damn 50 Shades), my favorite Model Latina Maytee has been eliminated from the competition, I had surgery, my ex esposo broke my heart, and mi madre has fleas!

My friend Z and I have been close for a long time now. He's got a great sense of humor, works two jobs, is 100% muscle, and has the most beautiful green eyes. One evening he sent me a text message that said stay with me tonight. I was shocked. I called him and he wanted me to come over and see all the renovations he had done on the house he just purchased. I drove over and I really liked what I saw...

Monday comes around and it's time for Model Latina South Beach. Maytee Martinez is a beautiful model on MLSB. I haven't seen such a sweetheart on a reality tv show since Nancy "@VH1sPocohontas" Olivares from the Real Chance of Love 2. Here's Maytee's exit interview video:

She's so classy and gorgeous. We'll all see her again. I'm sure of it. If you don't have nuvoTV episodes of Model Latina South Beach are on hulu.com.

A week goes by and it's time for surgery again. Yes again. My elbow has been hurting me since high school. I've seen doctors for years and no one could do anything about it until now. The pain of surgery is a cake walk compared to what I have been dealing with since age 18. I can't wait to be 100% healed. I just know I'm going to be way less grumpy.

It's now Thursday and I decided to be nice and send N a Happy Birthday text. Big mistake on my part. N called me got upset with me and admitted that he cheated on me during our last year of marriage. Long time readers will know that is the one thing I knew that (thought I knew) N would never do to me. He harped on cheating almost daily. His precious and perfect ex-fiance Natalie cheated on him and he never recovered from it. Now I find out that he did it to me. Deep down I had a feeling when things were so bad between us something was going on, but I ignored my intuition. We're divorced and I'm still heartbroken.

Rounding out the week mi madre calls me on the phone yesterday afternoon and leaves a message saying I think we have fleas over here. I told her a week ago when she kept complaining of a rash around her ankles that it sounded like fleas. Even though mis padres don't have any animals at their house and mi madre cleans every second of the day, fleas can still find their way into a house. It turns out that there are 5 homeless cats living at my Dad's rental house. He apparently brought them back to their house and they're attacking madre. I told them to bomb the house twice and if that didn't help, to call in the professionals. Needless to say she's freaking out.

New guy, no more Maytee, surgery, broken heart and fleas. Just a couple of regular weeks in my world.