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Who stinks?

In my ever evolving, never ending journey to rid my cosmetic case and family of toxins I have tried over 10 different types of deodorant and guess what, toxins make you smell nice!  I have yet to find one that doesn't give up on me by noon. 

Not that I sweat profusely or am unclean, but a grown woman needs a good deodorant.  I don't even mind if I still sweat, but I'd prefer not to smell like musty twelve year old boy at the end of my day, thank you very much.

It is obviously less noticable on days when I don't do a lot of physical activity, but lately I have been working pretty hard WITH STEAM BILLOWING IN MY FACE and let me put it this way, my need/want for a good deodorant that actually works is climbing my priority list. 

On Wednesday I had my first set of "dry runs," which basically means I do a full shift of facials on employees of the spa who critique me.  Well, halfway through with my nerves going and the steam heating up, I was wondering if it was my…

After a long day...

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Abner likes to sit back a relax with a nice glass of Cabernet

Don't worry, Mama will finish the bottle

Just when I thought the kids couldn't get any more obscure...

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I walk into the bathroom and THIS is what I see.  My cat and dog rolling around playing in the bathtub!  Aren't dogs and cats supposed to be afraid of the bathtub?  Only my kids.  God help me if I ever have any of the human variety. 

Might as well book the psychologist now, they tend to have a wait list.

So Disappointed

Today one of my favorite stores of all time let me down in a big way;  Target, you have disappointed me. 

I went in for a few items including a pumice stone and walked out with a few items, plus a few more items and maybe a few more items, but NO pumice stone.  I foolishly assumed it would be simple to find a pumice stone but after a good effort of looking on my own, I decided to ask for help. 

"A what?"  asked the Target team member.  "A pumice stone, you know, like to clean hard water spots and toilets." 

Well she had never heard of a pumice stone and told me they had some in the foot care section.  I think you are misunderstanding me Miss, I don't want to scrub my feet I want to scrub my toilets! Oh sorry, we don't have that.

SORRY!? 

They do however carry approximately 30 other cleaning products that will chemically dissolve the hard water over the course of a month, make your shit literally smell like roses and/or turn your toilet water that bright c…

Missing in action

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Wow, the past few weeks have been nothing short of crazy.  I planned on announcing this BEFORE it started, but obviously that didn't happen so...guess what, I got a new job.

99% of the people reading this just rolled their eyes because they already knew and were hoping for something exciting, but for the possible one person that didn't know, now you are up to speed. 

The same person that didn't know about the job probably didn't know that I am an aesthetician who has been working as a nanny for the past year or so.  While I loved the little boy I took care of, I wanted to get back into the skin care world asap.  Enter new job. 

Well, this new job requires some extra training.  8 weeks to be exact.  I know, I know why did I go to esthetic school for 600 hours if I still need 8 weeks of training?  I have no idea, but I am half way through and am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

The training wouldn't be bad if it was held here locally, but it requi…

Obsession of the week

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Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Pretzel Thins

They are so good that it doesn't even make sense.  The perfect amount of pretzel to chocolate to salt to sweet to oh my gosh they are amazing.  If you haven't tried them I HIGHLY recommend you purchase a bag or three. 

Seriously, they are that good.