James Taylor

My love for James Taylor came in my early teens while at a sleep away camp called Frost Valley. I got homesick every year but overall I loved camp. I had great experiences and met friends I wish I was still in touch with today. It was at camp that I learned to ride a bike and tried vegetarianism for the first time. Good times I tell you!

But I digress, every year at the end of each session we'd have bonfires, sing songs and swear we'd never forget each other. We'd sing "Fire and Rain" and "You've got a friend". Every time I hear those songs to this day it brings me back to a time where I had no worries or responsibilities.

I put my daughters to sleep to instrumental music every night. The CD's range from No Doubt, U2, Bob Marley and Madonna. But my personal favorite is the James Taylor CD my parents gave them one year for Christmas. I always smile as I leave the room and I hear the melody to the lyrics "Shower the people you love with love, Show them the way that you feel, Things are gonna be just fine". What better way to fall asleep?

Here's my personal favorite from Mr Taylor


is loving the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System

I'm not too happy with how my skin is aging. I spent my teens and early 20's sans sunblock and am paying the price now.

I frequently try new skincare products and I guess I'm secretly hoping for a miracle. It's a vicious cycle I tell you but I take it on willingly. I switch products pretty regularly and rarely re buy an item because I'm on to the latest product.

This will be my exception. I love this! It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and fresh without ever irritating it. I've used it with several different cleansers and it works equally well.

Love love love it!

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PS - I even caught hubby using it the other night


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did the easiest self manicure ever!

These Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips are genius! Within, 10 minutes I had a professional looking manicure with no drying time. I'm hoping it will last through the week; if so I think I found my new Friday night pastime.

Plus look at all these fun color choices!

I choose the fishnet effect and I'm very happy with how it came out.

*Disclaimer - My Hubby helped me a bit


Donated $ to the Japan relief fund

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couldn't resist a great deal

Philosophy shower gels - 3 for $33!!
Ummm, yes please!

I chose be somebody green tea, be somebody water lily and vanilla ice cream. Plus to get qualify for free shipping ( did I ever tell y'all I'm a sucker?) I bought purity made simple one step facial cleanser.

Can't wait for that to come in the mail...