Aug 9, 2019

Strangers knew my child was autisic before I did.

I remember the first time a stranger said my daughter acted just like her daughter who is autistic. She (the stranger) was waiting on us a local family restaurant in our town. She called her older daughter, who was bussing tables, over to see our curly headed cutie and was going on about how our girl and her younger daughter with autism had the same smile, the same serious look and other similar attributes. Looking back I can see that strangers knew my child was autistic before I did. Was it really...Read More 

Aug 6, 2019

Start to Finish: How I Do My Makeup

                I recently videod my entire makeup routine. To organize it in shorter videos, I did a video for each major segment of my look so you can watch the the ones your interested in, or watch all of them if you wish. So here it is, Start to Finish: How I Do My Makeup! Primer, Foundation, Concealer and Powder Here is the link to my fav makeup sponge ever: Original Beauty Blender Blush & Bronzer Brows Eyeshadow Eyelash curling, eyeliner and...Read More 

Jul 17, 2019

The Best & Worst Skincare Habits

Hi, I’m Monica, a licensed Skin Therapist and mom of 4. I want to look good and feel good and I know most likely, you do too. So I compiled a list of the Best & Worst Skincare Habits to help you out. The Worst Skincare Habits Are… Too much alcohol. This is one of the worst things you can do for your skin! More than a glass, a night or two a week can really jack up your skin. And the bad thing is, it can take 3 days at minimum to recover! This is what too much alcohol can do to...Read More 

Jul 15, 2019

How to apply liquid foundation, concealer and powder

This blog is all about how to apply liquid foundation, concealer and powder. I get asked frequently how I apply my foundation, what products I use, and how my skin looks so flawless. I’m gonna share all that with you now! I will show you  how to apply foundation, concealer and powder, step-by-step in the video below. So here is the order of application: Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize Prime Foundation I love to use the Original Beauty Blender Concealer Powder Set Then apply any other color...Read More 

Jul 10, 2019

Sunscreen info you need to know, from an Esthetician.

What is the difference between Sunblock and Sunscreen? How much SPF Rating do I need? How long will my sunscreen protect my skin when I’m swimming? If you have these questions, then stick around to learn sunscreen info you need to know from an Esthetician, me! Sunblocks vs. Sunscreens Sunblocks reflect the sun’s rays from the skin, blocking the rays from penetrating the skin. They use titanium oxide or zinc oxide as the active ingredient. These are called physical sunblocks. Sunscreens...Read More 

Jul 7, 2019

How to Delegate Chores to Your Children

If constantly picking up after your children and feeling more like a maid than a mom is your cup of tea, then you don’t need to keep reading this. But if you want to teach your children to pitch-in and take responsibility for helping tidy-up, then this is just for you momma! Keep reading to learn how to delegate chores to your children. I’m going to give you a list of things our kiddos are currently doing to help with chores around the house, and the extra things they earn money for. As...Read More 

May 20, 2019

How to show R-E-S-P-E-C-T to your spouse!

Not everyone knows how to show respect to their mate, so I thought I would share some basic advice on how to respect your spouse. I was recently scrolling through Facebook and saw something kinda sad.  Shocker, I know. The post was asking about someone’s mate and really very personal. The one spouse was going on about how the other wouldn’t go to counseling, but that they wanted to go.  This person was basically airing marital grievances on social media. My first reaction was, kinda...Read More 

Apr 15, 2019

Infertility to Adoption – Post 9 “1 to 4 kids”

I left off with our sweet baby Mary leaving in Post 8. I also told you not to be too sad about it either, didn’t I? Well I’m going to tell you why now. Aren’t you excited! Brent and I had told DSS the word NO on two occasions since we had our loss. It was too soon and I had came down with the flu and pneumonia. It was terrible. So I finally am starting to feel better and we go to a continuing education class at DSS for our foster license. The topic of the class is all about knowing...Read More 

Apr 10, 2019

Facial Hair Removal

As an esthetician, I get lots of questions about facial hair removal. There seem to be new facial hair removal devices all the time on infomercials, at the drug store and of course there is also waxing, tweezing, bleaching creams and even home wax kits (use those at your own risk)! I have been waxing upper lips, chins and entire faces since I got my esthetic license nearly 11 years ago, but not everyone is a candidate for facial waxing or even has the time to make it in for a wax. A lot of ladies...Read More 

Apr 7, 2019

Infertility to Adoption – Post 8 “How long do we get to stay together?”

How long do we get to stay together? That was the question everyone wanted to know, including us. We knew that within 7 days of a child being removed from their parent’s custody, a hearing had to take place in front of the judge and the parents usually come to that hearing, especially if they are interested in reunification. Then DSS gives the parents a plan. This means that they have a list of things to do and accomplish to regain the possibility of being reunited with their children. When...Read More 

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