Friday, July 14, 2017

Myrtle beach - July 2017 - Day #3

Day #3 started with a.... can you guess? A DOG WALK! The evidence were these pretty beach shots.
The NON-evidence was the fact that I arrived home sweaty, but with LAST NIGHT's make-up still in tact, thanks to my company's long lasting make-up.  I am NOT proud of the fact that I went to bed wearing make-up.  I fell asleep blogging, so it was accidental.  BUT... how awesome that I can wake up looking ALMOST freshly showered and painted.
Day #3 was a Sunday, so we just threw on the clothes from the night before and rushed off to our church away from home. We've been several times and we really enjoy it.  My kids stay so engaged. Jax even laughed so hard at one point the rest of the congregation laughed at his laugh.  Haha.  It's really easy to vacate from worship when you are traveling. Satan has a way of sneaking in and tempting you to be lazy and make excuses for not staying focused on #1.  The sermon was great and just what our family needed.
After church, we ate lunch back at our condo and then headed out to the Tanger Outlets.  ONE of our children wasn't interested in shopping, so we allowed HER to stay home, at the condo, while the rest of us shopped our little hearts out.  Darren went ONE way, the boys went another, and I ANOTHER.  We tried to knock out the stores that we each desired to target without dragging the others down.  I love this stage of our lives because I can trust Ty to shop with Jax and Lilah to stay home if need be.  When we all met back up, my boys had spent their OWN money and treated both Darren and I to a few things.  They bough the a tank top and a pop socket for my cell phone.  Isn't that so sweet?
Before we left for the Tanger Outlets, I left Sadie and Simon these adorable Sea Horse cookies.  I brought them from home.  Our local Pet Supplies store offers the cutest cookies.  They are called Tail Waggers.
We had a semi- low key night. We took a walk on the beach and let the kids "night swim".  They had such a blast.  
It was hard capturing crisp photos because of the dark atmosphere and constant moving.
Cartwheels on the beach.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shot of the Apache Pier.  
My handsome hubby hanging on to the dogs while I snap a few photos of the kids.
And... back to the condo we go to wash off the sand and the ocean water...

Myrtle Beach - July 2017 - Day #1 and #2

It's our Annual tradition... a week, +plus a few days, in Myrtle Beach for the Fourth of July.  We brought Sadie and Simon too.  I am not sure being away from the dogs for 8 days would be easy. Having them with us also saved us a ton of money in boarding.  Love having them with us, but sleeping in typically isn't an option because they need to be walked before the rest of the clan wakes up. Having them with us forces me out of bed around 6:30 a.m. and gets my legs moving, on the beach. I am an early riser, so 6:30 a.m. is sleeping in for me anyway.  I feel like I walked 10 miles a day on this trip, haha.  Let's face it.  The beach views never get old though, so I'll take it.
We arrived on Friday, around 4:00 p.m.  Took the dogs for a walk, unpacked, and then headed out to eat an easy dinner, at Chipotle, and grocery shopped at Publix, for the week.  
On Day 2, we enjoyed the beach and then went out to dinner at Rioz. I don't have too many pictures from either day, but the few I took, I love.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Visit To The Roanoke Pinball Museum and MORE...

A few weeks ago, I took the kids to our local Science Museum because our yearly membership was about to run out.  We decided to make a day out of it, but because the Science Museum is W-E-A-K, I also decided to treat them to the Pinball Museum, the Candy Store, and Lunch.
This was my kids FIRST time visiting the Pinball Museum.
The entrance fee is FREE for ages 0-5, $6.78 for ages 6-8, and $12.40 for ages 9+.
The ticket prices allows you to play up to 45 pinball machines unlimited.  
The museum is dedicated to the science and history behind Pinball.  
It's set up very retro-ey.  I think.  I loved the score board that they keep for the highest scores.
We almost had the entire place to ourselves.
I snuck a few downtown photos, from the windows, as the kids played.
I am not entirely sure what takes place at this bar, but Jax was playing some sort of game on that television.  
My only complaint about the Museum is that some of the games seemed a tad inappropriate.  My kids didn't even seem to notice though OR ignored it.  
We took a break and had lunch.  The boys had hot dogs from the wiener stand.  Again... another "first".  
Lilah, of course, didn't want a hot dog, so we left the boys at the wiener stand and walk over to grab her a slice of pizza. Check out the size of the pizza box and the slices of pizza.  Insane!
Of course no trip downtown is complete without a visit to "The Candy Store".
They were each allowed to spend $10.00 there.  
They had the coolest masks, so I told them to grab their favorite and try it on!  It made for a great photo.  
After their bellies and candy bags were full, we headed BACK to the Pinball Museum.  It was an eventful day, for sure!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NailExtend By SeneGence

A little over a month ago, I began using our company's nail strengthener, "NailExtend".  I am not going to lie... I began using this product/process with great skepticism.  My nails have NEVER been able to lengthen or harden, not EVEN with religious, weekly, gel polish manicures OR vitamins.  AND.... typically, you see "before and after" photos of product results, BUT you DO NOT personally know the subjects sharing the photos. And nothing in the before and after photos is ever the same: not the lighting, the outfits, the location etc.  I did my absolute best to do EVERYTHING these same. I chose the same nail polish color.  I took the photo in the same spot. AND I took a photo of the same hand.  
The first three weeks did NOT show any significant signs worth photographing or posting on. But during week 4, I began noticing MAJOR changes. My nails were definitely hard. They are so hard, I feel like I have acrylic nails.  My nails are SIGNIFICANTLY longer than they have ever been in my entire life.  I haven't changed ANYTHING in my routine, eating habits, etc... OTHER THAN simply putting NailExtend onto my cuticles, twice a day, religiously.  I think I literally missed ONE application in 33 days.  
I desire to use this product indefinitely.  I believe a woman's hands can and should be presentable even IF she works hard with them, as I do.  I want to present myself well.  I enjoy looking beautiful, both for myself and my husband.  

If you desire to lengthen or strengthen your nails.  DO NOT hesitate to contact me @ 540.520.1853. Whether you are LOCAL or NOT, I can sell you a bottle of NailExtend, to help with your nail goals.  Hehe.  The cost of this product is $45.00.  I have applied it TWICE a day, for 33 days, minus one application and I have more than half the bottle left.  Once you begin seeing results, you do NOT have to apply as often as I am applying.  I believe your first bottle could last up to 4-6 months, with positive results.  I believe your second bottle could last up to 6-8 months, AFTER you have received your INITIAL results from the first bottle.

Here's what SeneGence says about NailExtend:
Keep nails in top condition and helsp repair damage with NailExtend. NailExtend, a nail strengthener and lengthener, was developed to treat a variety of conditions, including weak, brittle, sensitive, or peeling nails and even those damaged from acrylics and silk or gel wraps. Its unique delivery system utilizes protective ingredients, including SenePlex Complex®, vitamins, growth enhancing peptides and powerful moisturizers, to strengthen, lengthen and protect nails. SeneDerm Solutions NailExtend is formulated to help repair existing nail damage including cracking and splitting. With daily use, future damage can be prevented as new nails grow back stronger, and results can begin to be visible after just a few weeks of use.