Not sure what’s gotten in to me—it must be the new year. Instead of goals and resolutions, I’m putting out my intentions and making a few small changes. Big goals and big resolutions are overwhelming me, so instead I am just starting with some small tweaks to my daily life. One of these tweaks involves reading more books this year.
Happy New Year!
We just returned from an amazing few days of fun in the sun in Florida. It was a very last minute decision to make this trip. We were supposed to go skiing in northern Vermont, but Mother Nature had other plans with extreme arctic record low temperatures in the forecast. So, we decided to switch gears and plan this spontaneous trip to Miami with our family. We called it our #YOLO trip!
This is an emotional post. There are many reasons why I want to share this journey with you all. Mostly, I want to help others, I want to inspire others, and I want to motivate others.
I’d like to start by saying my husband is one of the most amazing people I have ever known. Lucky for me, Jeff fell in love with me, and has been by my side since 2000. (Y2K!) We had a big epiphany about three years ago that he needed to look for a new job. He worked so hard and loved what he was doing, but it was time to move on from his current situation.
Although summer has come to an end, I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful, hot months with friends and family!
We had lots of beach time and lots of quality family time, but now we are ready for the school year to start (as I’m sure many of you are too).
Throughout the summer, people have been asking me and my husband how he is losing weight, and what exactly he is doing. He really does look so great, and I could not be prouder of him. That was the main reason for this blog post—to share his success, and to share what is working for him.
I hope this helps others on their own journey. Cheers!
Happy summer 2017!
With summer comes lots of fun times outside with friends and family. And since we live on the beach in coastal Connecticut, we spend most of our summer outdoors.
As I have shared with you all before, I have skin cancer, so I need to be extra careful when I’m in the sun. I am always looking for stylish but safe UPF clothing brands to protect my skin from further damage. Although I’ve tried several different types of UPF clothing brands, one of the brands that I love for myself and for my kids is Cabana Life.
Because I love this brand so much, and I know you will too, I want to offer you a special promo code for 20% off your next order from Cabana Life. Simply use the code BCPROTECT at check out to get 20% off your total purchase. There are so many tops, bottoms, dresses and swimwear to choose from for women, men and kids!
And since we are on this important topic of sun safety, please be sure you’re also using sunscreen on yourself and your family. Our best-selling sunscreen from Beautycounter earns the top rating for safety from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Let’s all stay sun safe & stylish this summer!
It seems we have fast tracked into summer with sunny and hot days already here.
Since I am a skin cancer gal, I am NOT able to lay out in the sun or get any color from the sun. Basically the sun hates me. But the problem is I love having color and getting a “tan” or a summer glow. The good news is I can get that whole look from some of my go-to’s from Beautycounter. Here is my triple threat for a faux glow: Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, Glow Shimmer Oil and Color Contour Matte Bronzer.
Are you looking to make some healthier decisions in the new year? Simple, healthy switches are important, and if you haven’t started yet, now is the perfect time! The new year gives all of us a chance to start fresh and new. And if I can do this, so can you!
Progress not perfection is my mantra. Making small changes in your house can make a big difference when it comes to how many toxic chemicals are coming into your home.
Have you been hearing all the latest buzz about beets? Those small, red, earthy and sweet vegetables seem to be everywhere. And it’s no surprise so many use it to make beet juice or beet salad (or even lip balm!), given its many benefits—from boosting the immune system with vitamin C and minerals, to supplying the body with fiber, manganese and B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects. And that’s not all, beets have amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxification and energy-boosting benefits as well!
Are you ready to give back? Let’s do it together!
I was planning to do a FUN giveaway this weekend for all of you to learn more about Beautycounter’s safe products, as well as a great brand of sunnies that I am loving called DIFF.
When you support DIFF, you are helping someone in need. For every pair of sunglasses sold, DIFF donates a pair of reading glasses to rural Africa. I am LOVING all their sunglasses, and I know you will too.
Now my plans have changed due to MOTHER NATURE! In addition to being able to WIN a FREE pair of these fabulous sunnies, I am also going to be giving back some of my sales from this Beautycounter shopping event to the AMERICAN RED CROSS.