Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jamberry Nails Pro-life Fundraiser

Hi everyone! As some of you may already know, babies, both born and in the womb, are very dear to my heart. I am pro-life and pro-mother. Please take a moment and check out this following post written by my friend Noa. She is a Jamberry Rep and is doing a special fundraiser for the month of January to benefit Care Net Pregnancy Center: 

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Chenoa but I go by Noa, and I started selling Jamberry nail wraps a couple of months ago.  I am a busy mom on the go and outside of being a mom I work as a Staff Accountant at an accounting firm.  I always love to see everyone’s perfectly painted fingers but unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with the patience gene, so I inevitably need to scratch my face or anything else that will destroy the polish job I just spent what seems like forever doing.  Here enters Jamberry; they are heat and pressure activated nail wraps that come in over 300 designs. They require no drying time and are non-toxic.  They also do not damage your real nails and last up to 2 weeks on fingers and up to 6 weeks on toes!!!  Each set provides 2 manicures and up to 2 pedicures or 2 manicures and several accent nails.

As a New Years Resolution of sorts I wanted to spend my first month of the year giving, so I have decided to run fundraisers for the month of January.  I am donating my entire commission from all sales to Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern MD.  Although I have never faced the decisions many that come to Care Net face, I understand and have experienced the loss of a baby and the hole it leaves inside.  If someone is facing financial hardship and what may feel like insurmountable odds that could lead to them making a decision out of desperation, and I can even do a little to care for them and help them know that they are in fact not alone, I will.  Care Net provides so much:  counselling, provisions, prayer, parenting tools, and means for parents to provide at a low cost.  They truly are a giving bunch!!!  

In addition I have created a custom wrap to celebrate life, pictured below:
This is a custom wrap and can be ordered directly through me at the following email address:  noaskye79@gmail.com
This wrap has to be ordered in bulk by me so if you are interested you can send me a check for $18.75 plus tax or pay through my paypal account by adding $1 to cover fees.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

30 Day-1 Gallon of Water a Day Challenge

Hi! Happy New Year to all of my readers! It has been a crazy, stressful, joyful, celebrating time here in our household. We have had a lot of visitors, dinners, and parties around here. Our oldest twins just turned 2 on December 29! Yay! So that, on top of Christmas, has left our home looking like a pair of twin tornadoes ripped through it. Oh wait, they did haha! So I personally have been feeling very overwhelmed. I am also tired and achy. I usually attribute all of this to stress and having two sets of very young twins. However, today I came across a couple of articles about drinking enough water. Many ladies in these articles suffered from the same things I described as well. Their doctors recommended that they drink 1 gallon of water a day to hydrate their bodies properly. According to their articles, 37% of people mistake water pangs for hunger pangs, so they eat. hello, that is me, I am sure! 

So these ladies accepted a challenge to drink 1 gallon of water, each day, for 30 days.At the end of those 30 days, these women had reduced under eye darkness and puffiness. Their skin was firmer and brighter. They had reduced oiliness, they lost weight, lost cellulite and their dry skin improved. Oh, and their daily headaches and achiness, and joint stiffness went away. Not to mention their appetites were suppressed and they no longer craved sugar! 

Wow, so water sounds like a miracle cure-all. I will admit right here that I don't drink enough water. Ever. So my husband and I both are going to take this 1 gallon a day for  30 days challenge. Here are my list of complaints that I hope to see relived by an increase in water consumption:

  • Dry skin
  • Dark under eye circles
  • Exhaustion
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches (everyday)
  • Snacking
  • Excess post-baby weight
So 1 gallon, that is 128 oz of water....I challenge you, my readers and friends, to join me in this challenge. Water is free and healthy. Start slow if you need to. Spread the water consumption out over the day. But do it, for you and for your family. And let me know. Let me know that we are in this together. Let me know what results you hope to see, and what results you actually see! 

So here's to us; Cheers! Bottoms up!

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