Saturday, May 6, 2023

Can you relate to these mani problems?


Oh my gosh, who doesn't have mani problems?! I've been a nail polish addict pretty much my whole adult life. But since discovering Color Street dry nail polish strips, I will never go back to liquid nail polish! If you'd like to know some of the many reasons, read on ...

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Chipped or Peeling Nail Polish?

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Want artsy designs?

If you want to create intricate nail art designs, but don't have the time or skill to do it yourself, Color Street's nail polish strips come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. You can mix and match different designs to create your own unique look.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

5 Myths About Direct Sales

I know Direct Sales companies have a bad rep - they're full of Spammy Pammy's, they're pushy, they don't take no for an answer, they're all about the mighty dollar, and they focus on recruiting are some of the reasons people stay away from them. Honestly, I don't like most of them either lol. But I believe that it's all about how a person represents themselves and the company they're signed up with.

Direct sales, also known as network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM), is a business model that has been around for decades. However, despite its longevity and proven track record of success, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding this industry. In this blog post, I'd like to  debunk some of the most common myths about direct sales and shed some light on what this industry is really all about.

Myth #1: Direct sales is a pyramid scheme

One of the biggest misconceptions about direct sales is that it is a pyramid scheme. This is simply not true. While both pyramid schemes and direct sales involve recruiting people to join a business and earn money, there is a key difference between the two. Pyramid schemes are illegal because they require people to pay money to join the business, with the promise of making money by recruiting others. Direct sales, on the other hand, is a legitimate business model that involves selling products or services to customers, with the opportunity to earn commissions on sales made by your downline. In direct sales, the focus is on selling products, not on recruiting people.

Myth #2: Direct sales is only for people who are good at sales

Another common myth about direct sales is that it is only for people who are good at sales. While it is true that sales skills can be helpful in this industry, they are not the only skills that are required for success. Direct sales also requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to build relationships with customers and team members, and a willingness to work hard and persevere through challenges. In fact, many successful direct sales professionals come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and have developed their skills through training and experience in the industry.

Myth #3: Direct sales is a get-rich-quick scheme

Some people believe that direct sales is a get-rich-quick scheme, where you can earn a lot of money without putting in much effort. This is not true. Like any other business, direct sales requires hard work, dedication, and a long-term commitment to building your business. While it is possible to earn a good income in direct sales, it typically takes time and effort to build a successful business. Direct sales is not a shortcut to wealth, but rather a legitimate business opportunity for those who are willing to put in the work. I think a big part of this myth comes from people that go into direct sales thinking that they're going to get rich quick. When it doesn't happen, they begin bashing all direct sales, claiming that it's a scam.

Myth #4: Direct sales is only for women

Another common myth about direct sales is that it is only for women. While it is true that the majority of direct sales professionals are women, men can also be successful in this industry. In fact, there are many successful male leaders in direct sales, and the industry is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of gender, age, and background.

Myth #5: Direct sales products are overpriced

Finally, some people believe that direct sales products are overpriced, and that customers can get similar products for less money elsewhere. This is not necessarily true. While it is true that some direct sales products may be more expensive than similar products in retail stores, this is often because they are of higher quality, and come with additional benefits such as personalized service and support. Additionally, many direct sales companies offer special promotions and discounts to customers, making their products more affordable.

In conclusion, direct sales is a legitimate business model that has been proven to be successful for many people. While there are certainly myths and misconceptions surrounding this industry, the truth is that direct sales offers a unique opportunity to build a successful business, earn a good income, and make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you are considering a career in direct sales, it is important to do your research, find a reputable company, and be willing to put in the time and effort required to build a successful business. This applies to all small businesses, whether it's direct sales or a brick and mortar business that you want to build.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Spring Cleaning Schedule

It's the beginning of May and that means it's time for Spring Cleaning (if you haven't done it already lol)

Here's a possible spring cleaning schedule to be tackled by room:


  • Wash all bedding, including sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and comforters.
  • Vacuum and flip mattresses.
  • Dust all surfaces, including dressers, nightstands, door frames, baseboards, ceiling corners, and window sills.
  • Clean and disinfect all doorknobs, light switches, and handles
  • Organize closet and drawers, donate or discard items you no longer need or wear.
  • Wash mirrors and windows.
  • Vacuum & clean carpet or sweep and mop the floor.


  • Scrub the shower, bathtub, and sink.
  • Clean the toilet thoroughly.
  • Wash the shower curtain and liner.
  • Clean mirrors and windows.
  • Clean and disinfect all doorknobs, light switches, and handles
  • Dust all surfaces, including shelves and cabinets, door frames, baseboards and ceiling corners
  • Organize drawers and cabinets, discard expired or unused products.
  • Sweep or vacuum and mop the floor.

**Living Room:**

  • Dust all surfaces, including tables, shelves, mantels, picture frames, ceiling corners, and baseboards
  • Vacuum or wash couch cushions/pillows
  • Vacuum and wash carpets and area rugs.
  • Clean windows and mirrors.
  • Clean and disinfect all doorknobs, light switches, and handles
  • Organize bookshelves, discard unwanted books or magazines.
  • Sweep or vacuum and mop the floor.


  • Clean the oven, stove, and microwave.
  • Clean the refrigerator, inside and out.
  • Scrub the sink and countertops.
  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers, remove any expired or unused items.
  • Clean small appliances, such as toasters and coffee makers.
  • Clean and disinfect all doorknobs, light switches, and handles
  • Clean mirrors and windows.
  • Sweep or vacuum and mop the floor.

**Dining Room:**

  • Dust all surfaces, including the table and chairs.
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop the floor.
  • Clean any glassware or dishes on display.
  • Clean and disinfect all doorknobs, light switches, and handles
  • Clean mirrors and windows.
  • Organize any cabinets or shelves, discard any unwanted or unused items. 


  • Clean outdoor spaces, including patios, decks, and porches
  • Wash outdoor furniture
  • Plant flowers or vegetables in the garden
  • Sweep and tidy the garage or storage area

Remember, these are just guidelines and you can customize them to fit your needs and preferences. Thanks for stopping by & Happy cleaning!


Monday, May 1, 2023

Information about Sturge Weber Syndrome

In 1982, my son Matthew was born with a Port Wine Birthmark, and later diagnosed with a neurological disease called Sturge Weber Syndrome.

Right after I gave birth to my son Matthew in 1982, I did as probably all parents do. I counted his fingers and toes and checked him over. The first thing I noticed was the large reddish-purple area covering his left eye and forehead. However, the doctors and nurses assured me that it was just from the difficult delivery. Later that day I was devastated when I found out that it was a Port Wine Birthmark, and he would have it forever. All throughout a pregnancy you dream of having a perfect baby, and have hopes and dreams for them. As a parent you want the best for your child. When you realize that you don't have that 'perfect' baby, you think about that childs future. You worry about the difficulties that child will have to endure. But after the initial shock, I realized that the birthmark didn't matter - I DID have the perfect baby!

Aside from the Port Wine Birthmark, Matthew was completely 'normal' until he was 14 months old. He reached all of his developmental milestones on time, or early. He practically skipped crawling and was walking by 9 months. Every time I took him for routine check ups, his pediatrician was happy with his progress and development. He was alert, active, vocal, and thrived like any typical baby. However, on November 13, 1983 when he was just 14 month old, our lives changed completely ...

Matthew had his first seizure and was rushed to the emergency room. After arriving in the emergency room, the seizures were uncontrollable and his heart stopped several times. He spent 5 days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit trying to get his medications and seizures under control. The doctors informed me that his prognosis wasn't good. They explained that there was very little known about this disease, but what they did know was discouraging. I was told that his life expectancy would probably be about 7 years. He would probably become blind and paralyzed and he was at high risk of having strokes. I was also told that chances were that if he comes out of this he would probably be severely mentally handicapped.

If it were today, I would have pulled out my phone and started Googling for information. However, in 1983 I didn't have that technology. I didn't have a cell phone or a tablet or a laptop. I couldn't search Google or Twitter or Facebook for information. So, during those days while he was in the PICU, I snuck away periodically to the hospital medical library digging through volumes of medical journals and books searching for any information that I could find. Needless to say, what I did find I barely understood. And what I did understand was devastating.

As most parents do, I took it day by day and dealt with everything as it came. Those first several years were filled with doctors appointments, lab tests, CT Scans, MRI's, medication changes, and hospitalizations. I continued to search for information, consult with specialists and ask questions. It wasn't until 1987 when the Sturge Weber Foundation was formed, and it was several years later when I discovered it. I was so thankful to find a source of information that hadn't been available.

Because of research, donations, and awareness through the foundation, here's some of what we know today ...

  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS) is a rare neurological disorder that affects approximately 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 live births.

  • SWS is characterized by the presence of a port-wine stain birthmark on the face and/or head, which is caused by dilated blood vessels in the skin.

  • SWS can also cause abnormalities in the brain, including the development of a vascular malformation called a leptomeningeal angioma. This can lead to seizures, developmental delays, and other neurological symptoms.

  • The severity of SWS can vary widely from person to person. Some individuals may have only a mild port-wine stain and no neurological symptoms, while others may have more extensive birthmark involvement and significant neurological impairments.

  • SWS is usually diagnosed in infancy or early childhood based on clinical signs and symptoms, as well as imaging studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

  • There is no cure for SWS, but treatment options may include anticonvulsant medication for seizures, surgery to remove the leptomeningeal angioma, and supportive therapies such as physical and occupational therapy.

  • With appropriate management, many individuals with SWS are able to lead productive and fulfilling lives. However, some may experience ongoing neurological symptoms and require lifelong care.

  • SWS can occur in individuals of all races and ethnicities, and affects males and females equally.

  • Approximately 30% of individuals with SWS have glaucoma, a condition characterized by increased pressure in the eye that can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

  • In 2013, the GNAQ gene mutation responsible for Sturge-Weber syndrome was discovered. Researchers now understand the cause of both Sturge-Weber syndrome and Port Wine birthmarks, and are investigating the optimal studies for treatments.

  • SWS is named after the two physicians who first described the condition in the medical literature in 1879: William Allen Sturge and Frederick Parkes Weber.

I am so very thankful to the Sturge Weber Foundation and am committed to continue to spread awareness. Matthew is 40 years old now and has accomplished so much so far. He's married and has 3 beautiful, healthy children, living his best life. I am extremely proud of him and can't wait to see what the future has in store for him.

If you'd like to follow our story, I have created a Facebook page that you can follow. Just click here ...

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them if I can. Feel free to leave a comment or contact me