Dec 9, 2014

"She looks like a little candy marshmallow"


"She looks like a little candy marshmallow...." 

That's what a neighbor lady said today at my apartment complex. Candy and I were walking by her deck after our walk (Candy clearly likes to walk me since she walks so fast) and the neighbor lady's little Yorkie was barking. I asked her if her dog was a Yorkie and we got into a conversation about how she rescued her pup named Meme (super cute name by the way) and yes that's how you spell it, and I told her Candy's name. She immediately said she loved the color of her hair and said "she looks like a little candy marshmallow."
What she was was not only sweet, but it summarized how I felt about Candy's personality and beautiful hair without me not even knowing it. My neighbor lady conveyed what I felt and said it in a perfect way. To me with that simple quote she reminded me just how sweet my little Candy is.
BK once said I shouldn't have named my little miss Morkie Candy, because she is so sassy. However, even though Candy is sassy and a "tiger" as BK likes to say, she is very sweet too. She curls up on my lap while I work and seems to know when I'm having a hard day. She'll even lick an area on my leg or foot that's in pain and look at me with concern with her big puppy dog eyes. Candy really is my candy marshmallow is more ways than one.
She's oh so sweet. After she gets groomed she smells like cotton Candy and she smells oh so good. She looks like a marshmallow with it's golden brown and blonde coloring. She melts my heart and I can't think of a better pup to love with all of my heart.

Dec 5, 2014

Caring for Your Beautiful Skin During the Winter

Dry skin during the winter time is never fun to battle with. Just when you think your skin is moisturized and looks beautiful once more, your dry skin comes back. If you live in a dry climate it’s even more difficult to keep your skin moist and looking its best. Not to mention if you live in an extra chilly climate you have cold and dry weather combined to deal with. Instead of feeling like there is no way out of dry and cracked skin, here are some techniques that should get your skin back in excellent shape in no time.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin really is the key to getting rid of dead skin cells and allowing new skin to grow in its place. You don’t want to scrub so hard that you damage your skin, but you do want to scrub regularly so that new skin will emerge. Exfoliate your fact, arm, legs, etc. and do this at least every other day when you take your shower. If you have dry feet you may want to purchase a pumice stone or another tool will help you take care of extra rough skin.

Facial and Cosmetic Surgery

Besides exfoliation and moisturizing, you may have some impurities you would like to remove on your skin. Whether you crave small beauty enhancements or cosmetic surgery techniques finding a healthcare team and skincare specialists you trust is important. Minimally invasive treatments are also available from skincare specialists. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and improve your face and more with a treatment that will enhance your skin.

Invest in a Recommended Moisturizer

If you find that your current moisturizer isn’t doing the trick perhaps the reason why is because it’s not the type of moisturizer that works well with your skin type. Do some research on the recommended moisturizers and be willing to invest some money in a great product such as Kiehl’s or Oil of Olay. You can also make an appointment with a dermatologist and ask them what they would recommend for your skin type. Once you are trying a new moisturizer that is recommended don’t switch to another one right away if you don’t think its working. Give it at least a month to work its magic on your skin.

Use Sunscreen, Even During the Winter

Many people make the mistake and think just because the weather is cold they don’t have to wear sunscreen. It’s quite the opposite actually. When the sun is out you always need to be careful and avoid UV rays for extended periods of time. If you have a job that’s out in the sun wear sunscreen every day. You can put sunscreen on your face and the rest of your body and in addition you can wear makeup that has sunscreen in it. Remember to apply sunscreen regularly because if you’re outside and sweating the sunscreen will come off. It’s up to you to make sure your skin is protected so you won’t get skin damage or worse skin cancer later in life.

Dec 2, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, Mockingjay, and Dancing with the Stars

Happy Thanksgiving! How was your time being thankful?

I know I'm a tad late at wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving, but my family has been visiting in Arizona and it has been busy, but fun. We've been enjoying one another's company, celebrating Thanksgiving, celebrating my cousin's Birthday tonight at a favorite sushi spot, and tomorrow is my sister in law's Birthday. My brother and her aren't married yet but I'm so close to her I consider her my sister. :) She'll be 21!

Have you seen Mockingjay yet? I saw it last weekend and I thought it was great. It makes we want to read the books all over again though because it has been so long that I'm starting to forget what happened in the books compared to how it is all playing out in the movies. At the end I felt super sad for Katniss because of Peeta, but that's all I'll say if you haven't seen it yet. This movie was more emotional for me for some reason. It seemed darker and the games really had taken their toll on Katniss by now. They did a great job portraying the desperation and pain from all of the characters. I can't wait to see Part II and hope Katniss gets some of her happiness back.

I also got hooked on Dancing with the Stars this season and really wanted Val and Janel to win, however I was still happy that Alfonso and Whitney won because they worked so hard and absolutely deserved it. Val and Janel had amazing chemistry throughout the show and I'm still finding myself watching their videos on YouTube late at night. ;) They were that good. And I don't care about the rumors. I think they are dating in real life and didn't make it up on the show. I mean come on -- you can't make chemistry like that up!

I love them together and hope they are still together in real life. I also can't wait to see Janel on Pretty Little Liars in less than a week during their Christmas special. Her costumes look amazing on the holiday spooky show.

Well that's all for now. I'll be back later with some Candy updates!