Thursday, September 3, 2009

Army Wife

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I just wanted to update you guys on some personal things

I'M MARRIED! As of August 31st

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Good for the Grain

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Well as most of you know I'm trying to influence the beauty blogger world into going green/ organic now I must admit I am not doing the best of the best job but I am working on it lol

I first started with my diet which was putting myself on a very strike diet

No fried foods

NO beef

No pork

No sodas and cutting my eating down which means I have to portion my food

So far I have lost about 7lbs. in the last month

Some of the foods that I have been eating that are more on the organic side are products from the Kashi food brand and Natural Valley foods.

This is the best cereal from the band to me ... it kind of reminds me of the cereal smacks! just with almonds its really good 2thumbs up

These granola bars are actually pretty good

So this is how my day goes

Breakfast I eat either oatmeal or the Kashi cereal

If I get hungry before lunch {which most of the time I do} I eat a Natural Valley granola bar or some apple sauce

For Lunch most of the time I am limited to food at work {waffle house} so I eat a grilled cheese sandwich on wheat bread or a chicken sandwich on wheat bread with some steamed hash browns

For dinner I eat grilled chicken with some type of vegetable and pasta and if I am short for time I cook on top of the stove I saute it in some olive oil with some lemon pepper seasoning or something like that it doesn't sound good but its really great

Now I must admit I don't do this everyday! I cheat because I get tempted but for the most part I am sticking to it

But food isn't the only good part to a diet you also have to work out

At night before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning I do a set of 50 crunches

when I come home from work I do a workout dvd or go run around my neighborhood

I encourage all my fellow beauty bloggers to try this is out it may do your body good


♥ Ke'

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Lavender Soap

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As you all know that I am so into going green and being organic and what not so anyways my friend brought me some LAVENDER SOAP and I almost immediately fell in love with the soap

The only dislike that I had about the soap is that it leaves your skin kinda waxy like but that is because it has your pores so tight and peels away your dead skin

So I browsed along and found a recipe to make our own lavendar soap

Easy Lavender Soap
10 tablespoons finely grated castille soap 8 tablespoons boiling water 2 tablespoons crushed dried lavender flowers 4 drops lavender oil
Melt the soap in the water in a bowl placed over a saucepan of hot water, stirring frequently, until smooth.
Crush the flowers to a powder and take the bowl off the saucepan. Stir the flowers into the soap with oil.
Store in a glass or plastic bottle

and for the ones who don't have the patients to make the soap but want to try it out here are a few sites

and these sites are economy efficient {lol} the prices vary from $4 to $30 happy shopping bloggers

This is my skin before using the LAVENDER soap (OILY)

*What I did was before I cleasned my face with the soap I wipe my face with a warm damp towel and usually use a white wash cloth because I like to see my work and results

*I lather the soap on the rag and cleanse my face

*Let it sit on my face for a little while

*And rinse my face with cold water so that my pores can close

This is the effect after the use of the soap

To me I can see a difference instantly
Afterwards I just moisturize with baby lotion to look in the moisture and keep my pores tight and closed so that any grease or what not collect in my face

*side note*
I have contest in the works more details will be coming along soon .... so keep in touch for more info

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