Flashback Friday’s: Passions and A Quarterlife Crisis

Aloha! Welcome to another Flashback Friday! I hope that you had a wonderful week and that this post finds you in good spirit. If you are new here Flashback Friday’s is my way of wrapping up what I have been up to during the week – from online shenanigans to my regular shmegular life. I really appreciate you for stopping in to read about what I have been up to this week and would love to know what you have been up to as well – so feel free to leave a comment or say hello on Twitter.

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Life, Life

Last weekend was extremely productive for me. I worked on my Avon business, cleaned and purged a bunch of items in my home and was able to write and schedule a bunch of blog posts. I feel so extremely proud of everything that I was able to accomplish. I am trying to get as many things done this summer as I possibly can because once school starts back up I know I will have to adjust my schedule significantly to make time for homework, papers, projects and so on. I’m glad that I have had this time to work on things that have been lingering on my to-do list forever.

I have a lot of fun things that I have on my summer to-do list which includes pursuing things that I am passionate about. I won’t go into any details at the moment but I will for sure share it with y’all as I get things done so come back and visit and make sure you subscribe so you know when a new post is published!

As I have mentioned before, life has been pretty hectic and I am slowly feeling all the anger, hurt, frustration and confusion slowly calming down. With that being said, I realize I have been having a sort of quarterlife crisis. I know what I want to do with my life – the main thing seems to be helping people. In what capacity? I think that is wherein the issue lies. I have been doing a lot of praying and meditating on this lately because I feel like I need guidance.

Show me where to go and what to do Universe!!

I am nowhere in the place I would like to be/think I should be at my current age but I am willing to take any extra steps necessary to get there. I think this year (2016 and this new year of my life) is really a time for growth and exploration for me. I am out here testing the waters and really listening to my inner voice. Of course you are all welcome to join me on this journey and if I have any epiphanies I will be sure to share it!

You might enjoy:
+ Stuck in a Quarter-Life Crisis? Mira Joleigh Has a Word Just for You
+ Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
+ How to use your voice and share your gifts

I recently watched Laura from iheartplanners youtube video How to Find Your “Thing” and I really enjoyed it because as a blogger and entrepreneur I am always thinking about what my “thing” is – unfortunately, I tend to always have a bunch of “things” that I want to pursue. I like how she shared how she got to where she was and I hope to get there one day as well.

Watch the video below:

I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I did!

Blog Life

So as I mentioned above, I was able to get a lot of blogging tasks done last weekend. I am really proud of myself and so happy that it didn’t feel like “work” as much as play. Sometimes all the things that come with being a blogger can get you down or feel tedious but I really enjoyed myself and hope that I have many more days, months and years of this type of enjoyment and motivation when it comes to blogging.

Posts on blogging that I enjoyed recently:
+ My Last Words: What I Want You to Do With My Blog When I Die
+ 8 Incredibly Helpful Blogging g Tools You Didn’t Know Existed
+ The Do’s and Don’ts to Using Header Tags for SEO

How was your week? What have you been passionate about lately? Have you found your “thing”? Let me know in the comments.

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Favorite Avon Products and Deals

As most of you know, I am an Avon Independent Sales Representative and it has been quite awhile since I posted anything about it. Well since it is summer time and I have more time to spend on my blog and my Avon business + there are a lot of great products and deals available right now, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Avon products and deals.

New and Current Favorite Avon Products

avon smooth minerals blush

These Smooth Mineral Blushes comes in six different lovely shades and I can’t wait to get my hands on all of them. Use this lightweight powder to get a smooth airbrushed look. They are currently on sale for just $6.99 (regular price $10.00)

avon dazzlers top coat nail polish

Dazzlers Top Coat Polish is so pretty and fun to use. Paint it over your favorite polish or use it alone. I currently own the Disco Ball and Va Va Violet and I really love them. I like to do 2 coats for a really pretty dazzling finish.

skin so soft

I am loving the New Skin So Soft Products. I really want to try the Skin So Soft Supreme Nourishment Triple Phase Oil because it sounds like something my skin would love.

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Current & Upcoming Avon Deals and Coupon Codes

For a limited time: Select makeup is on sale up to 50% off.

For a limited time: All Bath & Body products are 4 for $9.99.

For a limited time: Fragrance is Buy 1, Get 1 FREE.

For a limited time: Select makeup is buy 1, get 1 for $2.99

Ongoing: Join eBates and get 8% cash back on your online avon purchase.

Ongoing: 20% off your first online order of $50+. One time use only.
Use code: WELCOME

Ongoing: Join ebates to get cash back on all of your online Avon purchases.

July 16-18: FREE Foot Works Pineapple Chill set: 2 Cooling Lotions and 2 Exfoliating Scrubs with any $50+ order.
Use code: CHILL

July 16-23: FREE Tropical Applique Tote + Foot Works Pineapple Chill Cooling Lotion and Exfoliating Scrub with any $75+ order.
Use code: PINEAPPLE See image below:
avon tropical tote

July 19-20: Summer Romance Sale. Save up to 50% on your favorite product crushes
July 22 – Flash Sale – 30% off select products.
No code required

Make sure to check out the BIG SUMMER MAKEUP SALE

avon summer makeup sale

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Shop the current eBrochure

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Flashback Friday’s: Mid Summer Ramblings

Aloha!
I hope that all of you are doing well! This week went by in a FLASH! So glad that you decided to join me here and read about what I was up to this week. I assure you, I haven’t been sick recently so that is 1 of the best things ever. A HUGE thank you to all the well wishes, texts, tweets, prayers and so on. I really appreciate it.

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Life, Life

Last weekend I celebrated my birthday with my family. Nothing over the top was planned – just a simple BBQ with delicious food and adult beverages. I haven’t consumed large amounts of alcohol in a very, very long time and my body (at 4:00am) reminded me that I am not a young chick anymore. I woke up with a headache and craving chicken pot pie – I’m still craving that chicken pot pie. I’m actually surprised that I didn’t wake up with a hangover later that day – just a bruise and scrapes on my knee that I have no clue where they came from.

Side note:
>>Best hangover prevention for me is ibuprofen before bed and gatorade/powerade + plenty of water in the morning. STAY HYDRATED!!!!<<

I forgot to take some ibuprofen before falling asleep – probably because I fell asleep on the couch with my phone in my hand. Those drinks basically hit me out of nowhere.

I love being an Auntie! The past couple of weeks I have been helping to care for my niece and nephew and I loved every moment of it – even when they were driving me bananas and I wondered how parents seriously do this – day in and day out. But I enjoyed it. This week they had a performance at their Summer Program and I was so happy to be able to go ahead and check that out. They are growing up so fast and I try to be there for every moment that I can – my niece saw me in the audience and had the biggest grin ever when she spotted me. These are the moments that make my heart melt.

Blog Life

Now that I am feeling better I have been diligently working on being a better blogger. I am going to take a serious look at my blogging goals and update them where needed. I have learned so much recently and been inspired by other more successful bloggers. The blogging community really is a great one!

Unfortunately, we sometimes get screwed!!!!
If you haven’t noticed I have affiliates and sponsors that I work with. I also occasionally sell (and sometimes give away) ad space here on the website. One of my favorite ways of doing that in the past was through a company called Passion Fruit Ads. Well, since I haven’t been really active in blogging I didn’t notice that the company basically closed + vanished off the face of the earth. Even thought I didn’t personally have any financial issues, they apparently owe a bunch of bloggers some major $$$$

Some ticked off bloggers even created a Facebook Group so if you are looking for answers, to share your story, support and so on make sure you join Screwed by Passion Fruit Ads. It is a small community at the moment but after a search on Twitter I have seen that there are many, many bloggers that got the short end of the stick. For example, you can read Chelsie’s and Janine’s stories for some information and personal experiences.

I really can’t believe that the company posted that they were closing and just vanished – owing bloggers money. This isn’t going to end well. I tried to cancel my subscription with them today and it said that one doesn’t exist so I’m guessing that is why I haven’t been charged in the past couple of months. But I feel p*ssed off about the other bloggers that have been getting charged for the service yet aren’t getting paid for the advertising and other services that they have done. So be careful out there about who you trust.

Work Life

Work has been alright. Since it is the summertime we are a bit slower than usual, however, things will be getting going very soon in these parts. I know my bosses are working on some great projects for the future. They are intelligent, innovative and driven – they inspire and motivate me to keep working on the things I have been working on. I really am blessed to be surrounded by a great people in my work life doing something I enjoy doing. It makes going to work exciting and positive.

Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful weekend.

Are you enjoying your summer? What exciting things have you done or plan to do?

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My Favorite Birthday Freebies & Deals

It’s my birthday today! WOO HOO. Yet another year older (and hopefully wiser.) One thing I have realized is that as you get older the Christmas and Birthday gifts tend to taper off. I am perfectly fine with that since time with family and friends is a good enough “gift” in my opinion.

With that being said… what person doesn’t enjoy getting gifts or little treats here and there to celebrate another year of life? I will admit… I DO, I DO!! I forgot to grab up most of my freebies last year but I decided to take advantage of it this year and reap the benefits. So behold, some of my favorite birthday freebies and deals.

birthday freebies and deals

Starbucks offers free birthday rewards during your birthday month. So far I have gotten free drink (of my choice) during my birthday month. I overheard someone saying they may let you choose a food item in lieu of a drink – but don’t take my word for it. Go ahead and sign up for an account and get your free birthday drink! They have several other great rewards that they give you for signing up and loading your card as well. Enjoy!

Sephora gives you beauty freebies for your birthday. This month there are two different sample sets to choose from – one with face products and the other with makeup. If you are like me and love their products – I promise you that you will absolutely love the birthday freebie that they offer you.

Join the Baskin Robbins birthday club for a sweet treat on your birthday. Who doesn’t love ice cream??

I just found out about this recently so I haven’t gotten this birthday freebie just yet. Word on the interwebs is that if you sign up for Ruby Tuesday’s newsletter you get a free appetizer. As a bonus you get a free burger for your birthday (worth up to $9) – how amazeballs is that?

Are you the type to eat breffis (breakfast) any time of day? Me too! So check this out! Denny’s will give you a free grand slam on your birthday. Don’t forget to bring your Photo I.D. so they can confirm that it is your birthday. Free breffis food you say? Well heck, I’m in!

What are your favorite birthday freebies and deals?

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Flashback Friday: Let’s Try This AGAIN 2.0

As promised, I’m back (sorta). Just when I started to get my life back together (AGAIN) – I ended up with the stomach flu! So as I sit here and sip my ginseng tea while listening to the Motown Radio Station on Pandora I decided I could take a moment to write up a little something. I probably won’t finish this post in one sitting because as soon as my tummy calms down I am going to get some more much needed rest. (Yup – had to come back three different times to write this post)

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How are y’all doing? How is your summer going so far? Welcome to July (aka my birthday month and the BEST month of the year. HA!) Even though summer technically just started, I started recognizing it at the beginning of June. I have been having a lot of fun with all the family that came down to Hawaii to visit but there have been some rough patches along the way.

After a delicious seafood feast I ended up in the emergency room with an allergic reaction to shellfish/seafood. I am super bummed about that because I was planning on going to a seafood place for my birthday dinner but I will do with a BBQ with family instead.

Next slap in the face was having my Aunt pass away a week later. She was having some health issues, ended up in the hospital, had 2 heart attacks and then her heart stopped beating and they could not bring her back. I am devastated to say the least.

I did not meet her until I was in my mid twenties but when we met we formed such a great bond. When I lived in Georgia she was more than just my Aunt. She was my friend, my second mother. She taught me so many things and I feel like she had so much more to teach me. I feel ripped off. I envisioned having children, getting married and having other wonderful experiences that I would be able to share with her. Those dreams and wishes came crashing down. I am still in shock – though it is more than that – I just can’t put it into words.

So those are just some of the reasons June 2016 really was a shit show. I have faith that things will get better. I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and Happy and safe Fourth of July. Take care of yourself. Tell people close to you that you love them. If you haven’t spoken to someone in awhile – reach out. You never know what others are going through. xo

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Is This Thing On?

Yes… I know… I have been missing for awhile. Life has been… LIFE. Whew. But I’ll be back very, very soon – I promise. Things have been crazy to say the least. You know how sometimes you are holding on for dear life but everything you are holding onto just continues to unravel faster than you can get a hold of it? Well that has been life lately.

From hospital stays, financial setbacks and the death of a dear family member – I have been going through some things. But I miss writing. I miss blogging. I miss sharing with all of you and expressing myself through my lil old blog.

Since I decided NOT to take summer classes I have more time on my hands to spend working on my different online projects and now that most of the hiccups seem to be smoothing themselves out I can actually focus more energy on it in the next couple of weeks. I a bunch of family in town for a little while more so it may be a bit slow moving here – but I’ll be back very soon! I hope all is well with you and You and YOU… XOXO

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