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Nestle splash review

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It’s no secret that I love water, like it’s weird that I love it so much! When people say water is nasty, I look at them like they have three heads. But I have to admit I get a little tired of it sometimes because it can be pretty blah! Sometimes I do add fruit to infuse the flavor of some yummy fruit, but most of the time I drink it straight from the bottle. 

So, I was pretty excited to get to try this product because hello, I love water! 

I got the lemon flavor to try and it was surprisingly yummy. I was expecting a more artificial flavor, but it was delish. Very refreshing and definitely made drinking water more pleasant if you’re looking for a way to kick up the taste. I probably wouldn’t buy it again because I’d rather just add lemon myself and not drink the other chemicals that’s in this product, but I enjoyed the sample. I also got a straw, sunnies, and a beach ball. I’m all for free .99!  I received this complimentary from Influenster, but my opinions are my own. 

Have you guys tried this before? What did you think? 

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Empty container report: collagen 

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Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for trying new beauty products, especially ones claiming to improve hair and skin! A couple of months ago, I saw a post on JJ Smith’s Facebook page claiming that collagen could improve hair and skin, and lord knows my hair always needs help, so I figured why not try it?! I started on March 8 and just finished the container last week. 


I can’t say it caused my hair to grow down my back or anything but I’ve definitely noticed faster hair growth. If I didn’t have so many other issues going on with my hair causing breakage, I really believe I’d notice a huge difference, but all in all, my hair did grow faster. 

I’ve also noticed stronger, longer nails. So, if you’re looking for something to help with nail growth, then you should give this product a try. 

I already drink a heaping of water a day, and I don’t really have many problems with my skin, so I can’t really say that I’ve seen a difference in my skin while using this, but I have noticed softer skin, so maybe that’s a benefit from using this product. 

For the $11 I spent, I’d definitely say it was worth it and I plan on continuing using daily. I add a scoop to my smoothies every morning. 

Have you tried this before? 

Results of drinking apple cider vinegar for a month

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For the last few years, I’ve been on a serious working out and eating healthier health kick. My endurance has improved, I’ve toned a little…but I wasn’t losing much weight, which frustrated me to no end!!!! For years I’ve heard about people taking the Bragg brand of apple cider vinegar and losing weight. So, about a month ago, a friend posted about it on Facebook and I decided to jump on the bandwagon! 

After a month, here’s what happened to my body: 

  • Weight loss

I’m down 8 lbs so far, yipppeeeee!!!!! Now, I was already exercising 3-4 days a week, so don’t expect to lose without also working out and eating right. 

  • More energy

I’m way less tired during the day, which is a great added bonus! 

  • Regular bowel movements 

I really think the reason this helps you lose weight is because it really helps to clean you out if you know what I mean! I was already pretty regular, but now I’m even more regular! 

  • Clearer skin

My skin has cleared tremendously! For the last few months I’ve been battling acne and acne scarring, ugh! I’m also using Bio-oil for the scars, but I’ve definitely noticed a huge difference in the last month. The scars are almost gone, yay! 

Here’s how I take mine, you can google all kinds of recipes but I add 2 tbsps of ACV to about 4 oz of hot water with a smidgen of raw honey. Right now I’m doing this in the morning and evening. The taste…well you get used to it is all I can say!  

 There are tons of articles you can read if you don’t believe me. Here’s one that I found useful. 

Have you tried this before? I was skeptical at first, but now I’m a believer! 

Are women complicated?

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Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and possibly set in my ways, but I’m starting to realize sometimes I’m a little complicated! Dating post divorce has really shown me that I’m not the same person I was when I was dating in my teens and 20’s! Now that I’ve been on the other side for awhile I’ve also realized that you people who wait until your 30s to get married are very, very smart! If I had to do it all over again, I would have waited. Anyway, I digress…the purpose of today’s blog is to admit that I’m a woman, and yes sometimes I’m complicated! 

Especially when it comes to dating. For example, when I’m not dating, I miss phone calls, texts, etc., but when I’m getting to know someone new, I get annoyed if they don’t call, but then if they do call everyday, I’m also annoyed! I start to think of reasons why his calls bother me. Is he cray cray or doesn’t have anything else going on? Then for the guy that doesn’t call, I’m annoyed that he can’t pick up the phone to call. Am I not important enough to him? And uh hello, I have a phone too, so why not just call him? 

And then there’s the act of going out on a date itself. I want to go out and get out of the house, but I’m also quite happy being at home in my comfy clothes in front of the tv! So, I sometimes find myself making excuses to not go…and let it be during the week. The answer is always no because after working out, it just takes me too long to put myself together again! But that’s not exactly flexible and conducive to growing a relationship if that’s my goal! 

So, yeah, I have no solution to this conundrum but the first step is at least admitting the problem! 

Requirements gathering, not just for managing projects, also applies to dating! 

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Over the last couple of years, in my current job, I’ve been learning about project management. I’ve taken courses at work, watched webinars, asked people questions…it’s just been non-stop learning lately. Early on I learned the importance of gathering requirements in the early stages of the project. Doing so saves you a ton of work later on when you discover something you should have known before you hit the ground running! 

The same applies to dating. When you’re getting to know someone new, you can save yourself the frustration later on by asking questions up front and letting it be known what your requirements are and what theirs are as well. Duh, you already knew that, right…but let’s be honest, we rarely have these conversations or requirement meetings because we get caught up! Things are going well, we really, really like the person…and then a shift happens. They say or do something and you’re like whoa, that’s what you think or how you feel? Had we taken the time to investigate these things we would have known that they didn’t want children, or they want to move within a year, or they’re not really looking for a commitment…you get the picture! 

I saw this when I googled “requirements gathering” and it is so very true! It sounds like common sense, but is given far too little attention. 

  My advice is to slow down, ask the right questions, really get to know the person…basically gather your requirements early on! Doing so will save you potential heartbreak! 
What your thoughts? 

2016 goals

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I’m not one to do the whole new year resolution deal, but I do like to set goals for myself every year. I have them in my head, but I never write them down, so I’m trying something different this year! I read that if you write them down, you have a greater chance of achieving them, so here goes! Basically I want to get my life together this year! Not that my life is bad, but things could always be better, I could be better…we all have areas of improvement in our lives. 

  • Have a closer relationship with God. 

For me, I believe that if you put Him first, all other things will fall into place, so I want to spend more time getting to know His word, praying more, seeking Him for guidance, and letting Him lead the way. I’ve started a reading the bible in a year plan on the Bible app, I bought a new daily devotional book, and I love to read Rick Warren’s daily devotional emails, so I think I’m off to a good start! I also have an awesome church that I attend, Nations Ford Community Church, so if you’re looking for a church to visit, you’re welcome! 

  • Get serious about my career/discovering my calling

First let me say that I work for an awesome company, I love the people I work with…but I can’t say that I’m doing what I love. My passion is writing and fashion, so the question is, how do I turn that into my dream job? Starting this blog was a good first step for me last year, but now it’s time to really figure out what I want to do when I grow up! I’m also open to ideas, so please share what you think I should be doing!

  • Finding love

Well if you know me in real life, or have been following my blog, you know that I’m a sucker for love! I love, love, but it doesn’t always love me back! While I do trust God’s timing, I figure by putting it out in the atmosphere officially, maybe He will speed up this process and send my future hubby along 😉. I also know that I’m not going to meet him at home, and I’m terrified of online dating, so I’m making an effort this year to get out and do things that I enjoy and perhaps I may run into Mr. Right along the way. Who knows, he could already be in my life, sometimes the person you’re meant to be with is right in front of you! I’ve also learned that the best things in life typically happen unexpectedly! 

  • Build a stronger relationship with my sisters

I have 2 sisters, I’m the middle child, we grew up having different interests, they were both into sports and such…me, I was your typical girlie girl with my barbies! I think not having similar interests, and being off doing other things with other people may be the reason we aren’t super close, but it’s never too late to make up for lost time! While we’re all still very different, what we do have in common is the fact that we are sisters, and that’s all the reason needed to build a better relationship. 

  • Increase my savings 

So, you guys know that I love to shop! Although I’m a bargain shopper and I’m not spending a ton of money, I know I could do better with saving. Maybe I don’t NEED every pair of shoes I see. I can’t say that I’m not going to shop at all, that would just be crazy, but I am going to make an effort to shop less and save more! I also want to increase my 401k contribution because let’s face it, I’m also going to need shoe money when I retire! 

  • Volunteer more

Giving back is very important to me. Right now I volunteer as a reading buddy at a local elementary school, but I know I could be doing more. While I have the time, I want to do more, so this year, I’ll be looking for new volunteer opportunities. Also, if you know of any, please let me know! 

  • Get in better physical shape 

This year I plan to kick up my workouts a notch by trying new classes and exercises in hopes of getting off this stupid plateau! I’m also now seeing a nutritionist, so hopefully we can solve the mystery of why I’m not losing weight. There’s always room for improvement! 

So, those are my goals for 2016! I hope to be telling you all at the end of the year that I achieved them! I’d also like to know what your goals are! We could be in prayer for each other, so please share! 

    2015 in review

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    This year I scratched off starting a blog from my to-do list! It’s been an awesome experience so far and I truly thank you all for your ongoing support! Whether you’re a regular reader or just visited a time or two, it means a lot!

    Check out my first year review courtesy of my friends at WordPress. Cheers to an awesome 2016!

    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

    Click here to see the complete report.

    Homemade detox lemonade tea

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    Sharing again because I’m losing a few lbs since drinking this!

    Being Kindra

    Raise your hand if you over indulged last week during thanksgiving! Uh yeah, my hand is raised high! Thankfully it wasn’t on sugary desserts, but only because we only had one sweet potato pie that I picked up at Publix, and banana pudding. By the way, Publix makes a pretty good pie, for being store bought. I haven’t tasted the infamous Patti pie, but I think it could give it a run for its money!

    On another note, I had planned on making yummy homemade vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese icing…but they turned out horrible, and by horrible I mean they wouldn’t rise so they ended up in the trash. Something must have went wrong with doubling the recipe. The original recipe only made 12 cupcakes, but oh no I had to be greedy and double it to make 24 and look where that got me, nowhere!!!! So that’s what…

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    10 things we’re tired of seeing on Facebook!

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    Before I continue, yes I know you can post what you want, when you want, it’s your page…yada, yada, yada, but I can almost guarantee that a lot of us out there are just sick of seeing certain things on Facebook. And yes, I’m probably guilty of a few, but I’m not a frequent offender… I don’t think 😳

    So, here goes my list of things we should just stop posting, immediately, on Facebook!

    • Gym selfies, daily posts about going to the gym, etc

     Ok, the occasional gym post may just be the thing that someone sees to inspire them to get off their booties, or a progress/weightloss report is always nice to see, but sweaty gym selfies and check ins at the gym…why???

    • Status updates with entire conversations

    I love to laugh, so I get a chuckle when I read a funny post about a hilarious conversation or something someone said, but how about just summarizing instead of an entire conversation?

    • Telling someone off in a status update, but not naming them

    What’s the purpose? And for the rest of us nosey folks, if you can’t tell us who you’re talking about, why do it?

    • Men who post daily selfies

    It’s just kinda bizarro! While it’s cute for women to post lots of selfies or OOTDs, when men do it, it’s just kinda weird!

    • Duck lips

    Just stop doing it already!!!!

    • Food that you cook that only looks appealing to you

    Struggle plates as I call them, just don’t post them! Sometimes your food only looks good to you, so keep it to yourselves!

    • Play by play updates and pics from your vacay

    While I love to see everyone’s awesome vacay pics, how much fun are you really having if you’re posting a new pic or telling us what you’re doing every 5 mins???

    • Baby mama/daddy drama

    If you don’t have anything nice to say about them, how about just not saying anything at all. After all your kid may see it one day. And I’ll shut up now since I have no kids of my own!

    • Bad grammar

    You may have just posted the most profound thing I’ve ever read, but if you use terrible grammar, sorry I just can’t “like” it!

    • The tornado in the background of your pic

    Hello! Clean your surroundings before taking a pic and posting it! There’s just something to be said about your mess in the background!

     

    What are some of your Facebook pet peeves???