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Benefits of Dermaplaning and Dermaplaning at Home

Benefits of Dermaplaning The benefits of dermaplaning are exfoliation, removing hair (peach fuzz), and anti-aging. The scraping creates microscopic wounds in the skin which in turn stimulate collagen production.  Moisturizers and serums penetrate the skin much better and makeup goes on smoother. It helps with wrinkle reduction and age spots. It is comfortable and relaxing.     &n[...]

How to Cope with Stress and Anxiety

How to Cope with Stress and Anxiety I never thought that I would see a time when I would barely leave my house.  In mid-March, I began working from home due to the pandemic. This was great because I am a primary caregiver to my mom who has dementia. Adult Day Care was closed so this meant we would be together.     Working From Home It was not hard to get used to working from home. W[...]

Farmhouse Style Home Decor

Farmhouse Style Home Decor While browsing on Youtube I found a channel that I absolutely love! I love to watch someone take what one might think is trash and make it into something beautiful.  Mary can tackle any project and knows how to use power tools. She inspires me every single time I watch her work.   https://youtu.be/Ut2SXgPWjzg     What is a Farmhouse Style? &[...]

Mediterranean Diet Breakfast

What is the Mediterranean Diet? The main foods in the Mediterranean diet include leafy greens, fruit, vegetables. cereal, beans, seeds, nuts, and legumes. I had to look up legumes and I was not sure what it was. Common edible legumes include lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans, soybeans, and peanuts. I love hummus so I am glad that it is part of the Mediterranean Diet. Red meat is limited to no more than[...]

Benefits of Composting

The Benefits of Composting   Composting is a natural way of recycling food and yard waste.   You do not have to have a large plot of land to do it. I have a small yard and live in the city.       https://youtu.be/puGFxUXDz3Y Choose a Bin for Compost A bin can be a trash can, plastic tote,  a bucket, or a metal container. It is even something you can make yoursel[...]

Who is Alan Kulwicki?

A Bit of History About My Daddy In 2008 my dad fell and hit his head.  This was a crazy accident that left him a quadriplegic. At the age of 75 he lived in a skilled nursing facility before passing away in 2010. I moved in with my mom in the house I had lived in as a teenager. Daddy's Notes and Possessions My daddy left notes all over the place.  Do not tell my mom I told you but he liked to play[...]

Caregiver Stress and Burnout

Caregiver Stress Caregiver stress sneaks up on you. I work fulltime and take care of my mom who has dementia. For many months I was either working or at home with my mom. Without even noticing months went by without doing anything outside the home except work. I felt like I was slowly sinking in quicksand with no end in sight. When I feel overwhelmed or am constantly worrying I cannot sleep. I eat the[...]

My Mom has Dementia and She Hates Me

My Mom has Dementia and She Hates Me The person who has replaced my mom does not like me a lot of the time. It is not every day but a couple of times a week. She does not like my cooking, my bossy demands or my punctuality.  I feel love for her all the time but dislike some of the things she says to me. How to Deal with a Parent with Dementia Mom was diagnosed with dementia one year ago.  One of t[...]

Which Fiber Mascara is Best?

Which Fiber Mascara is Best?     I found a great mascara that I had to share.  It is AsaVea Natural 4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara.     L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara vs Asa Vea Natural 4 D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara The L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara is my standby and I have used it for years.  After trying the Ash Vea 4D Silk Fiber Las[...]

Easter Themed Cushions

Easter Themed Cushions   I had to share these Easter Themed Cushions I found on Amazon. They are so cute and inexpensive.   Cushions are so Expensive Have you checked out the price tag on cushions for your home?  Crazy expensive!   Easter Pillow Covers We are starting to have spring-like temperatures here in Asheville, NC. I could not help but notice how sad our front[...]