Sunday, July 31, 2016

Product Review!

So, I am not sure you've heard about these magical things you can use to "erase" the makeup from your brush. But, they are awesome!

I was provided one for free in exchange for an honest unbiased review, and I'm in love.

They are like rough sponges. You just scrub your brush back and forth and POOF! The makeup is gone! I'm includ pictures so that you can see what I mean.

This kit came with a sponge remover in a tin, and one that you can actually wear on your arm. So friggin cool.

I would love a comment if you've tried these before.

Monday, July 18, 2016

When a Funeral is Over....

Yesterday I was very blessed to get to say goodbye to one of the most extraordinary I know. My dad married into the Fischer family when I was very young. Back then, all I knew was this HUGE family was very loud and intimidating. But, I was welcomed in with huge open arms by my step mom's dad and mom. Mr Fischer never saw me as his daughters stepdaughter. I was always part of his family.

Years have passed and my dad and step mom divorced, but that family still stuck with us. Mr F friended me on Facebook, because he was NOT your typical 80yr old. He wanted to know technology and welcomed it.

As I walked through the line yesterday, I was emotionally taken back to my own Granny's visitation and funeral. I remember being part of that line, and that day. Yesterday, I went home to my husband and child and went on with my life. I didn't burrow under the covers and lock myself in the bathroom like I did when Granny died. I loved Mr F, don't get me wrong. But there's a difference in being at a funeral as immediate family, and being a visitor.

Visitors go home to normal. They don't go home and realize they have just buried a piece of their heart.

Visitors have probably rested the night before. They weren't kept awake by memories and tears.

Visitors have probably sat down to a meal the past few days. They aren't running around making plans and not stopping to eat.

Visitors can leave after visitation if they choose. Family often has to go to graveside.

Visitors go back to normal. Family has to find a whole new normal.

Most of the funerals I've been to, I've been family, so it was a different reality to go as a visitor. I couldn't help but feel a deep, sad empathy for the Fischers, and even now tears are coming. Because I *know* today wasn't normal for them. I know it was a day of beginning to heal. For me, it was a long, long process.

The Fischers aren't new to loss, though. They've been through this before. With Mrs. Fischer and Diana, a daughter to the Fischers, and a mom and grandmother to others. So, I know they know what to expect. But, I also know each loss is different.

I truly hope this family continues all those great family gatherings they had for so many years. And, I hope they know Mr. Fischer will be there. Always.

Fly high, Mr. Fischer. I'm glad you're at peace and with your true love again.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Let's Talk Fat....

This post has been on my mind a few days, but bear with me. 

Since this Pokemon Go game has come out, I've seen a few posts saying "It took THIS to get lazy, fat America up and moving."

First, if you're saying that, you're not only rude and hateful, but you've NEVER been overweight a day in your tiny life. Or, you'd know. You'd understand its something you do NOT mock and judge.

Being overweight isn't something anyone chooses. Just like drugs, it's a struggle EVERY DAY. And, some situations are harder than others. I can tell you that I, personally, think about my weight on a daily basis and I don't need someone who has never walked a day in my shoes to talk to me about it.

Being a friend is one thing. Being outright rude and disrespectful is another.

As far as the Pokemon game goes, I'm all for it. It gets people out moving, regardless of whether or not they were before, or will after. The argument that they are going to go right back to "being lazy" after this is over is stupid, and silly.

I hope those of you that judge overweight people realize that you, too are probably being judged and talked about. Because you're not perfect either. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

How to Post Picture Reviews from your Phone

I have a lot of people ask ''How do you upload pics and videos to your reviews on Amazon from your phone?''

Well, this blog post will hopefully answer that.

First, make SURE you've uploaded your text first. This will not work any other way.

After you get the email that your text is live, click the link that's pictured in the picture below. 

After you've done that, click the three dots that come up in the right corner of your phone's mobile browser, as pictured below. 

On the next step, you'll be on the same screen, but your page will have reloaded. Click the ''Edit'' button under your review title, as seen in this picture below. 

And then, finally,  you'll be on the Add photos/videos page.

I hope this helped!! Please follow/share my blog if so. Thank you and Happy Reviewing!