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Me with flowers in Idaho


Hello, I am Annette.  I was born and raised in Asheville, NC.   I am a beauty and skincare junkie, love hair products,   Anti-aging tips,  Oprah, travel, movies, books, coffee, wine, animals, flowers,  and most of all my dear family. I will be a first time Gammy in December. I am so excited about that!  I want to look and feel the best I can. Nona is my 86 year old mom. She is my hero! She has leukemia and vascular dementia.   I am an affiliate Marketer and will earn a small commission if you decide to buy any of my favorite products.  


Homeland Final Season on Showtime

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Dementia is Slowly Erasing My Mom’s Memory

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How to make Winter more Tolerable for Elderly moms

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