Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rodan + Fields - Why I chose to be a consultant

I first purchased Rodan + Fields products to support one of my best friends.  She was a consultant and I was a drug store brand face washer!  I made my purchase and my Reverse Regimen arrived and it sat in my cabinet for several months.  I signed up as a preferred customer ($20 fee) to get my 10% discount and free shipping.  It's actually cheaper than paying full price and shipping.  Anyway, it sat for several months.  I deferred my auto ship for more than 9 months!

I had just seen the dermatologist when I bought my regimen.  I was experiencing breakouts and uneven skin tone.  I also began having sun spots pop up.  I was never an avid sun worshiper, but I've had my fair share of sun burns.  The dermatologist prescribed Retin A and a spot fading cream.  I filled the Retin A prescription (which is extremely expensive).  I would use my Reverse regimen off and on along with my Retin A and other products mixed in.  My face became even more of a mess.  I had itchy dry patches, peeling and continued breakouts.  I felt the Retin A was tearing up my face.  I finally decided to READ THE DIRECTIONS on my Rodan + Fields regimen and follow it explicitly. I ditch all the other products.

I was AMAZED at the results.  I am not a salesperson by nature, but I believe in this product and it's results.  The Reverse regimen has salicylic acid in the toner which helps with breakouts.  The cream has retinol in it which is a milder form of Retin A.  That helps with aging and skin breakouts as well.  The regimen is  fool proof from facial scrub to an 50 SPF sunscreen!  I recently added the Reverse accelerator to my routine to work on the more stubborn sunspots.

My other FAVORITE is the Redefine eye cream...  I also love the AMP roller (micro needling) and the MACRO tool. 

Today is the last day to sign up to be eligible for my drawing.  Sign up with me to be a preferred customer or refer a preferred customer and I will enter you in to win your choice of the AMP roller or the Acute Care strips (botox in a box!). A $200 value.  I assure you no one else is offering this!

Take my solutions tool to see which products are right for you!

Or contact me at

I'm happy to answer any questions!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

GIVEAWAY! Rodan + Fields

I recently decided to become a Rodan and Fields consultant because I LOVE the product!  What don't you like about your skin?  Dullness, redness, blemishes, wrinkles.. sunspots?  Rodan + Fields targets these issues and more!  Their products are fool proof  by giving you a step by step regimen to change your skin!!!  

I currently use the Reverse Regimen to target dullness and sun damage.  I also use the Redefine eye cream.  Here are my personal results after just a few weeks of use.

To find out which regimen is right for you click on my link and take my solutions tool....

Each regimen lasts 60 days.  R+F guarantees their results.  If you are not happy for any reason you can return the EMPTY containers within 60 days and receive a full refund.

I am excited to offer an amazing giveaway.. If you sign up to be a preferred customer (you will receive free shipping and 10% your orders) or refer a preferred customer I will enter you in to win your choice of the AMP roller OR the Acute Care strips (botox in a box).

(roller only)

I'm drawing April 15th!  Email me or simply click my link to sign up.  I'm here if you have any questions!!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beach 2014

Last August we traveled to Florida to meet up with Jason's side of the family.  Again.. not to be a broken record, but pictures with my three.. impossible!  My sister-n-laws boys looked annoyed...

Here Callan looks annoyed.  I don't think he was thrilled about being held down. 


These two formed a special bond over the week.  Alston and Callan.

Picture with their grandparents.. Nana and Pop!

My nephews...

During our beach trip, Parker, caught a cold from Callan.  He had a lymph node that swelled up and stuck out of the side of his neck.  There were no huge concerns at first, but several weeks later he was diagnosed with cancer.  Parker fought hard and by God's grace won.  He recently received clear  scans.  This has been the best blessing.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Austin Rodeo

We braved rainy looking weather this year for our annual trip to the Austin Rodeo.  It's small and has just enough things for small kids to do.  Madison loved the rides and Tyler tolerated them.   He loves to do whatever Madison is doing. 

Callan could ride some of of the rides, but not all of the ones the older kids could ride.  Jason walked to a game to divert his attention while the big kids rode the roller coaster.  The gaming lady let him play for free and gave him this "happy face."  Well that's all it took and he was hooked.  He spent the rest of the fair begging to play games.  He had us laughing because of the rides he did ride he always put his head between his legs.  He didn't cry, but he seemed miserable.

We decided to ride the Ferris Wheel at the very end.  Tyler had pretty much had it with the rides.  I got in line with Madison while carrying Callan.  I expected Jason to fall in line with Tyler.  I looked behind me and to my horror Tyler was running screaming through the crowd away from Jason.  He was screeching and running around trash cans as Jason attempted to corral him.  People were laughing because he was yelling that he was not going to get on the ride.  Jason finally grabbed him.  We would not have forced him if we didn't know he would love it.. and he did.  He said "I told you this was my favorite ride."  Madison then said.. "This is the best day ever!" 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Callan is Three!

and just like that he turns three!

Callan's NICU Homecoming Video


 Today we celebrated three awesome years!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ballet - Photoshop Before and After

Quick Note:  I plan to intermingle current day life in with the past two years I've missed blogging about. 

This is my favorite photo from 2013 of Madison.  If you have spent any time looking at my blog or if you dare to look back at the beginning you will see quite a difference in my photography skills... at least I hope so.  Photography is not something learned overnight.  I have been practicing, reading, studying, and practicing since Madison was a baby. 

First and foremost you have to master the technical part with your camera.  It's all about balance and light.  Good light makes all the difference in the world.  My favorite time to shoot is that hour before sunset. 

The next part is photoshop.  I think you can take a good photo and make it amazing with photoshop.  However, you cannot take a poorly taken photo and make it anything in photoshop.  You cannot fix blur or bad exposure.  You can help a little of that, but to have an amazing photo all of that HAS to be right to begin with.  So I thought I would share my SOOC (straight out of camera) image with you!  There was absolutely no editing done to this photo other than to change it over from RAW and resize it for the web.  (If you would ever like to see any of my other photos SOOC just comment and let me know!  I'm happy to share if I still have the original.  I always edit my photos for the most part.

I still think it's beautiful, but the edited photo gives it something special.
For photography people here is the details...
(Nikon D700 - 85mm lens f/2.5, 1/1600sec, ISO 320)

Here is an example of where photoshop can take a very so so image and make it good.  I hate shooting inside ... hate it.  However, of course some special moments still happen inside!

SOOC image
(85mm, F/2.8, ISO 800, 1/160 sec)
The shutter speed is too low for my taste, but I didn't have time to get set up.  I should have raised my ISO and raised my SS to at least 250.

Edited Image - I love their little legs and tap shoes.. I have this one framed in Madison's room. When I have bad lighting and I cannot get the skin color right, but like the photo.. I will turn it black and white.

 More photos from her actual recital and practice.  Let me know if you have any questions!

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