Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thoughtful / Useful Birthday Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

There are things I brought along my cruise that I have been asked about via my INSTAGRAM where did I obtain them from!  There are also things I am getting leading up to my birthday that I wish I had brought along on the trip! In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, I have come up with a list of thoughtful gifts you can offer that are useful and stand a chance of actually being appreciated and NOT RE-GIFTED, by your friend or loved one! (OUCH)! 

These gifts are great for the following festivities:

Wedding (Bridal Party Gift)
Bachelor/Bachelorette Party
Photo/Video Shoot
Christmas Gift
Stocking Stuffer
Birthday Gift
New Years Necessity
Concert/Tailgate Need
Girls Trip/Girls Night Out
Guys Trip/Guys Night Out
Just Because Gift

Snoozies Ballerina Bling Metallic Shine Womens Cozy Sequin Slippers

My feet swell for a number of reasons, or my really cute shoes have a parking meter timer on them that always seems to expire before the night does! These are CUTE COMFORT for a GIRL ON THE GO!

MAONO Selfie Stick, Bluetooth Remote and Tripod, Portable Rain-Proof Monopod for GoPro, iPhone 7/7 Plus/6 Plus/6S Plus Samsung Galaxy Series, DSLR

This is awesome because of the ability to convert to selfie stick and tripod!  I love the ring you can put on your finger and just shutter away! This solved for that pesky problem of, "CAN YOU TAKE A PICTURE FOR US/ME?"

Just Dance 2018 - Xbox One

You can get this on your chosen platform! 


 Regular exercise can wear me thin as well as wear on my joints! Just Dance is a really fun way to
burn calories, lose weight, and bridge the game between you and your loved ones! 


BAGAIL Double Layer Inverted Umbrellas Reverse Folding Umbrella Windproof UV Protection Big Straight Umbrella for Car Rain Outdoor with C-Shaped Handle

I love the gorgeous umbrella and apparently my friend Anisa loved it so much, she frisked me of my first one! This is the one she frisked me for!

Monstleo Inverted Umbrella,Double Layer Reverse Umbrella for Car and Outdoor Use by, Windproof UV Protection Big Straight Umbrella with C-Shaped Handle and Carrying Bag

The second umbrella captured the purple I wanted, but I will say the first one was a little more sturdy! I must say I always love being able to represent Lupus Awareness and shear royalty with the color purple!

Big Promotion!!ZYooh Butterfly Wings Shawl Women Novelty Scarves Nymph Pixie Poncho Costume Accessory

This was a beautiful poncho and accessory that gained a lot of attention on the beach and by the pool.  It was a wonderful and stylish cover-up, conversation starter, and statement piece!  This photographs and videos beautifully! Try it on slow motion, you won't be sorry!

VESNIBA Halloween/Party Prop Novelty Print Chiffon Butterfly Wing Cape Scarf Peacock Poncho Shawl Wrap

Sony SRS-XB21 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, White (SRSXB21/W) Bundle

This wireless speaker is just small and light enough to pack in your luggage or even drop it in your purse! The sound is great and if you are going on a cruise, this is your perfect addition for your room or balcony!  If you are shooting a video and you happen to need some sound, this works great! The ability to network and connect between speakers is a plus!

TREBLAB XR500 Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Earbuds for Sports, Running or Gym Workout. 2018 Updated Version. IPX7 Waterproof, Sweatproof, Secure-Fit Headset. Noise Cancelling Earphones w/ Mic

These have great sound and I love the little carrying pouch! It's needed to have easy travel earphones at a reasonable price point and these were a good replacement to my over-the-head BEATS headphones without paying the BEATS price!  They also come in different colors! I got mine in PURPLE!

Briefly Stated Care Bear Cheer Pink Women's Union Suit Pajama Costume

It gets cold outside and I like to stay warm! I also like to be comfortable and lounge! The best gifts I can have are my CareBear and Deadpool Onsies!


Bose SoundLink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth speaker (Bright Orange) with AmazonBasics Case (Orange)

  • Crisp, balanced sound and unmatched bass for a Bluetooth speaker its size, plays loud & clear outdoors—for beach days or camping trips.
  • Waterproof speaker from the Inside out (Ipx7 rating), with soft, rugged exterior that resists dents, cracks and scratches
  • Protective leather case customized for Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker (not included)
  • Built-in kickstand for ideal speaker positioning; clear icons coordinate with your speaker’s controls for effortless functionality

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018



So here is a quick snapshot of my weight from 2013-Present (2018):
  • 2/27/2018 - 140 
  • 2/24/2017  - 143
  • 2/18/2016 - 158
  • 2/22/2015- 164
  • 1/10/2014 - 170
  • 2/18/2013 - 173
Just Dance is a fun way to burn calories, lose weight, and spend some valuable bonding time with loved ones and friends.  You can even organize a Just Dance Party for get togethers.  There is also an option to compete and take your Just Dance experience online to the Just Dance community! Enjoy your sweat mode!


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Budget Sauna! Big Weight Loss! In Record Speed!

Before you start yelling - Click Bait - Click Bait!

Let's talk about twenty pounds in two weeks!


Losing weight probably has to be one of the most frustrating “tasks” people have to date (ESPECIALLY WOMEN!) There are a ton of factors as to why you can gain or lose weigh rapidly.  Unfortunately, I have been through quite a few.  I was able to put on 30 to 40 pounds in as little as one month, so it's plausible there are factors that can have me drop at least Twenty pounds in two-weeks!  

There’s so many variables as to why we gain the excess weight and it can be stressful trying to crack that code! 

My weight gain factors have included:
  • Fibroid Tumor (hormones & chemistry changes)
  • Prednisone (Steroid)
  • Overeating (side effect of some medications & prednisone)
  • Sedentary Living (Due to Lupus fatigue, pain, sick & shut-in)

Losing twenty pounds in two-weeks was not a set goal or a concentrated effort, but after solving for a few variables that could have been the factors leading to my weight gain, it seemed to be an easier task to lose the weight with the addition of the sauna!

Please allow me to zoom out the focus for a second for those who like to see the picture from all sides.  I will use my Annual Quest Health Reports as a baseline.  The Annual report I am speaking of is the physical you are required to submit to on a yearly basis in an effort to keep the discount on your employer provided insurance.  In our case, it is Bank of America.

So here is a quick snapshot of my weight from 2013-Present (2018):
  • 2/27/2018 - 140 
  • 2/24/2017  - 143
  • 2/18/2016 - 158
  • 2/22/2015- 164
  • 1/10/2014 - 170
  • 2/18/2013 - 173

The factors over this period of time that helped get me on the right track include:

  • Going from 30 Prescription Medications to 3
  • Discontinuation of Prednisone - last dose 2014
  • Removing Dairy from my diet (after discovery of allergy)
  • Increased Walking (at least 10,000 3times a week)
  • Increased Activity (Just DANCE!)
  • Infrared Sauna

The Sauna Saved My Life!

I was skeptical about just how radically this wooden box would change my life. but it did!  I found incredible zen going to a place in Duluth, GA called Jeju Korean Spa CLICK Here For JEJU OFFICIAL SITE , but if I just paid the minimum admission fee of $25.00 once a week for a full year (25 x 52 weeks in a year) that is $1,300!  That is ME owning my own Sauna that I can hop in and out of at will as many times as I like!  When I came to this realization the admission fee was $25.00 for Adults.  To my understanding, it has since gone up to $30/Adult.  When I factored in this, plus the commute gas milage, it made sense to invest in myself and get something that I can have consistently at home!

I am so glad I did!

The sauna I chose for myself was from Amazon! 

I opted to have assisted assembly for an additional $200, but that afforded me the ability to have qualified professionals bring in 3 gigantic heavy boxes (totally a two man job) and assemble my sauna while I oversaw the process! I also sprung for the Chromolight Therapy bulb and perhaps it is all placebo, but the benefits in addition to weight loss has been phenomenal!  When I used this machine for about 35-55 Minutes for three days a week on 140 degrees, I experienced rapid weightless of 20 lbs in about two weeks! Perhaps all of the factors and stars aligned, but I can only report what I see and what I have experienced.  

Before I go into listing the benefits of this amazing machine, please let me offer a message about the size.  It says that this is a 2 person, however I am 5 foot 7 inches and if I wanted to lie down in the Sauna, that is not a possibility. I cannot stretch out comfortably in the Sauna.  Additionally, two people can fit, however it would be a tight shoulder to shoulder fit.  If you are a person who gets antsy about your personal space or if you want to stretch out, you may want to go a size up and spring for the 3 person Sauna.

There is also a 4 person Sauna as well.  Please be sure to check the specs for your preference.  It's also worth it to read the reviews in addition to the Q&A section on Amazon!

Now for the benefits! The biggest benefit is that this was Plug & Use or (Plug & Play).  You do not need an electrician or a dedicated circuit for the sauna! 

Specification Benefits

  • Built-in 3.5mm AUX control, Volume rocker and 2 Premium Speakers. Long lasting LED lighting.
  • DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL: Equipped with digital control that allows you to control the temperature and the duration of use of your sauna.
  • 2-Year Warranty; Lifetime Tech Support

Body Benefits
  • Better sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Detoxification
  • Weight loss
  • Relief from sore muscles
  • Relief from joint pain such as arthritis
  • Clear and tighter skin
  • Improved circulation
  • Help with chronic fatigue syndrome

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