Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

My hair gets dry in the winter. It's all of that dry air, and of course the fact that I have to use a blow drier on my hair every day instead of occasionally like I do in the summer. I was talking about this to a friend of mine a couple of years ago. She recommended that I try ethnic products on my hair. It never occurred to me. My friend was a person of color, and she told me that she always had to deal with dry hair. She informed me "we have the best products for dry hair." I was at the store the other day, and as I walked down the hair products aisle, I remembered this conversation. I decided to take a look at some of the products. And I purchased Shea Moisture's Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque. I decided to share a review of this product.

The Product

Shea Moisture is a company that has been around for a while. It all started in 1912 when Sofi Tucker shows up and begins selling shea butter and soap. This company is this woman's legacy to the world. The company strives to maintain quality products that are accessible to everyone. And 10% of their profits go to Community Commerce which funds women led businesses. They mainly support businesses that are needed in the production of their products. 

The deep treatment masque claims to moisturize and repair dry damaged hair. The product contains shea butter of course, kaolin, and avocado oil. There are other ingredients too, but these were some of the ones I found most interesting. Everybody knows that all of these ingredients are great for beauty treatments. I was surprised when I did some reading that kaolin is actually used in treating side effects of radiation treatments.

What I Think

I opened the container and I saw a cream. I followed the directions on the package, and applied the masque to my hair. The instructions state that you should use the product in wet hair for 30 minutes. It went through my hair smoothly, and I was able to comb it through as the instructions recommended. I rinsed it out of my hair, and blew it dry. I looked in the mirror. And my hair looked a little shinier. And it definitely felt soft. The first treatment worked well.

I am one of those people who always thinks if one is good two is better. I thought to myself would the product be better if it was left in over night? I fortunately did a little reading on this before I tried it. The Shea Moisture company does not recommend that. It states that a build up could cause drying of hair. This would defeat the purpose of me using the product. 

I liked this product. I was easy to use, and it has a price tag that is kind to the wallet. I paid around $10.00 for the item on sale. The container is easy to get into and contains 12 oz. So it will last a little while. I liked how the product is using fair trade and organic ingredients. And best of all I liked how my hair felt after I used the product.

I did not receive any compensation or products for this review.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mango Black Bean Salsa

Ah, yes, have you ever had a moment when you run to the store to purchase one particular item, and you wind up spending over $100? That is what happened to me the other day when I went to pick up the mango I needed to make this mango black bean salsa. I had everything else at home, I just needed a mango. But enough of that here's a great twist on a salsa recipe that tastes awesome!

Here's What You Need

1 mango diced
1/2 cup canned black beans rinsed
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 diced jalapeno peppers
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 clove minced garlic

Here's What You Do

Mix your mango black beans onions, peppers, and garlic in a bowl. Then add the lime and orange juice over the salsa and mix in.

This goes great with chicken nachos, but I used it on a turkey burger in the picture above. Tray it, and see what you think of the salsa.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

An Explosion of Christmas

Every year there is a festival that occurs in my home town. It is an explosion of Christmas. It's a celebration of Christmas trees. It's called the Festival of Trees. And it's a fund raiser for one of the local theatres. And I was surprised when I read that it was the thirty third year for the event. I thought I would share a couple of pictures that just shouted Christmas.
Who wouldn't love Trolls tree?
Just seeing an entire row of Christmas trees is wonderful. And a Dr. Seuss tree was the highlight of the that row.

And the trip to the festival reminded me that I need to get my tree out and decorate it.



Monday, November 27, 2017

You're The Star Blog Hop

Welcome to the holiday shopping season. I don't know if any of you have started your Christmas shopping yet, but I have. And I'm not sure how much progress I've made. But the process has begun. And so has the wrapping, and packaging. But will I be able to get it all finished ahead of time so I can enjoy the holiday.




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WELCOME to the December "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:

Easy No Bake Granola Bars 

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Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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WEEK#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)



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(All features were chosen from the November 2017 "You're the Star" blog hop)

How To Can Carrots by Summers Acres
How to Pressure Can Carrots
An Orchid Blooms by Comfort Spring



  Rustic Wooden Advent Calendar by Hazel & Gold Designs
Customizable Wooden Advent Calendar- final shot of 25 days of christ on customizable wooden advent calendar
Collecting & Using Pine Cones by Fair Meadow Place

Collecting & Using Pinecones
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Smile Worthy Moments

This past week has included some great moments. These moments are smile worth moments when I look back on them.

I was fortunate enough to spend Thanksgiving with some friends. Last year I found some kitschy cookbooks. They contains some recipes from the 1950's and 1960's. They were a total joke, and they were hours worth of entertainment. I was so surprised to find one of those recipes put to use at the Thanksgiving feast this year. Low and behold there was a wiener crown.
Do you suppose the pilgrims thought that a circle of hot dogs stuffed with mac and cheese and smothered in cheese would be a main course at a Thanksgiving meal?

Laughing about another Christmas present. The one you just couldn't decide whether it would be loved or hated. And it found a prominent place in the house. It looks great, and you just can't stop looking at.

That moment when I realized the Lush shop at the local Macy's was replaced by a Sunglass Hut. Who would do something like that? 

So what moments have made you smile recently?







Saturday, November 25, 2017

What Makes a Good Design?

I read some of Dieter Rams keys to good design. And I wondered about some of the things he claims make design memorable. And for those of who don't know who Rams is. He was a German designer who had a great influence over the design over products in the 60's and 70's. He presented 10 principles. I'm only going to talk about three of them that I really agree with.


One of his themes was usefulness. Have you ever bought something and thought gee that is cute. But when you get it home. It's like how do I use it. Or even worse you purchase an item that looks extremely useful that isn't.

If you read my post, The Can Opener Let Me Down you'll know that I had a can opener that looked really useful, but it turned out to be trash. It also brings out the other great good design idea. It has to be long-lasting. That can opener just didn't make it. It didn't last nearly long enough. I wound up purchasing another one. So that can opener did not meet Rams standard of environmentally friendly because it had to be thrown away.

But as I read through his ideas. I realized that all of them are important. And they are all things that I look for in products. It's just I have the most experience with the ones I have mentioned.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties is the new book co-written by Stephen King and his son Owen King. I like Stephen King's novels so I decided to share what I think about this book.

The Story

Something strange is happening, all of the women of the world are falling asleep. And they are wrapped in a cocoon. And very bad things happen to the men in the world if they wake these sleeping beauties. But there is much more going on. I limysterious woman called Eve is arrested for an awful crime. But she is different from the other women, she is able to wake up. The woman's name is Eve. And she has some sort of control of the situation. And she has to be protected against individuals that want to cause her harm. Can it be done? And what will happen to the women who are asleep?

What I Think Of This Book

I liked this book. It's a little creepy, but not over the top. It like many Stephen King books is a book about good verses evil. It asks the questions if given the choice will individuals do what is best for the group or themselves? And of course what would the world be like without any women? Will that be the end of the world? I also like that it shows that there are good men and bad men. Some of these individuals are set on harming the sleeping women. They want to harm individuals that haven't even met. And a few of them just want to see what will happen. 

The parts where individuals set women on fire who were sleeping. Some of them had old scores to settle; some were just curious about what will happen; and there are those who think they are helping when they wake their loved ones. It reminded me that sometimes it is best to let sleeping dies lie. 

I also liked how the book show that individuals can change. Many of the characters in the book are from a Women's correctional facility. Some of them have committed awful crimes. But when they are put in the world of sleeping women they change. Many of these individuals are determined not repeat the mistakes of their pasts when they are given a second chance.

Overall, the book is a little bit spooky. And I wondered who wrote which parts of the stories was this Stephen's influence or Owen's? So if you are looking for a creepy read Sleeping Beauties may be the book for you.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Three Easy Ways To Care For Vintage Fabrics

Vintage fabrics are wonderful. The patterns are so much softer, and the fabrics are delicate. But they can be a little difficult to care for. You don't want to ruin those vintage treasures. So here are three ways to deal with those thrifty fabric finds.

Woolite Is Your Friend

Yes, this simple item that can purchased at most stores is one of your best friends when you are working with delicate fabrics. You use cold water and air dry the items. The Woolite should help soften the fabric.

Bleach Is Not Your Friend

Don't pour bleach directly onto fabric. You always need to dilute it if you decide to use it. Keep in mind the bleach may cause whites to yellow. And if the material is old it may disintegrate when bleach is used on it. It has happened to me before, so be careful with your bleaching. You don't want to loose your favorite new item.

Nature May Be Your Friend

An old time way of removing stains from table linens is to lay them outside on the grass before sundown and let the dew soak in overnight. It is said the dew will draw out the stains and the sun will finish bleaching them clean the next day. I haven't tried this one, but I will next spring.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What I've Been Watching

It's time to take a look at some of the great shows and movies I've been viewing recently. And I do recommend all of these videos.

The Handmaids Tale

This show is currently running on Hulu. It's an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's book The Handmaid's Tale. Everyone is raging on about the show. And well they are all right. It is just as good as everyone says. The story is a dark story, and I've always felt that it was a scary tale. It's something that could happen, if we all don't pay attention. It's worth a subscription to Hulu if you are looking for a great drama to watch.


My Golden Days
This a French film. The main character Paul goes back into his late teens and college days. He is remembering his trip to the USSR and his great love. This is a good film, but I really didn't like the main character of the film as he aged. He just never gets past his teenage years.

Planes Trains and Automobiles

This movie is oldie, but a goodie. It came out in 1987. It stars John Candy and Steve Martin. But I forgot that Kevin Bacon also made an appearance in this movie. It's a nice story about traveling at Thanksgiving. It is funny, it is sweet. And it is a classic. It is perfect for the night before Thanksgiving.

The Park Bench

This is maybe one of the best romantic comedies I've seen in a long time. A graduate student is tutoring another student. They meet on a park bench. They find that they are very different people, but that they are able to share things with each other that they have never talked about to others. It's sweet, and intelligent. It shows how a healthy relationship develops.


Mister Rogers And Me



Most everyone has fond memories of watching Mr. Rogers as a child. Well, if you are a certain age. We all remember him as a man who just respected everyone. You just felt comfortable with this man on your television. And this documentary follows the stories of individuals who knew him in real life. It tells about how he really was what he claimed to be. He really was a great neighbor, and he encouraged pretty much everyone he came in contact with.

I'm Not Sure How I Feel About That

The other morning a coworker told me the big news of the moment is Charles Manson died. At first I thought finally. And then I thought that's awful. And then I realized I don't know how I feel about that. And that's what I told her.

As I thought about it more, I thought how unfair it seems that his victims lives were cut short and he lived into his eighties. I thought about how almost all of my life Manson was a living picture of evil.

I thought about how sad it is to spend most of a life in prison. I thought about the other participants in the crimes he masterminded. I thought about sometimes it doesn't matter if you are sorry about your actions you still have to suffer the consequences.

And I wondered how it is that someone like Manson could never feel bad for the pain he caused. And then I thought what a waste of a lifetime.

Monday, November 20, 2017

You're The Star Blog Hop

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week. If you live in America this week can be a little hectic. Thanksgiving is always a day of fun and family. But along with good times comes a little stress. I hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday though.

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WELCOME to the November "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
I decided that this week I would share a day trip I took. If you are ever in the Cleveland area, you really should visit this place.
A Christmas Story House



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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the November "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the October "You're the Star" blog hop)

Easy Vintage Cutting Board Signs by Musings of a Vintage Junkie



Autumn Delights My Soul by A Day of Small Things...



Apple Slab Pie by Marilyns Treats
Aple Slab Pie

Fall Porch Ideas by Fair Meadow Place





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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thrifty Finds Week 31

Isn't walking into a thrift store a great feeling. You know the great hunt has begun. What will you find with this hunt It's a great adventure. And there is that added benefit of how much less the items cost at the thrift store than at the regular store. And then compound it with the fact that you are recycling in one of the best ways around. Thrifting is really a great hobby. Here are a few of the thrifty finds for this week.
Here's a look at the entire group of items. All of them are really cool this week. Not so practical, but cool.
I love Moroccan designs, and this dish with that design jumped off of the shelf, and into my cart. I love the reds and yellows in the design. And I always wonder how it was come up with?
I absolutely adore the floral pattern on this little dress. I like the color combination of the pinks, blues, and some brown added to the mix. It's just cute!
I loved the little monkey on this pillow. And the trim is full of little sock monkeys. It was a must have. Super cute, and super fun!
And last but not least, I found some magazines to add to my collection. I absolutely love the cover of that Country Living magazine. There are so many things to look at. 

Hope you enjoyed the items, and let me know what you have thrifted recently.






Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bare Bones Staffing

I have heard individuals complaining in all areas about bare bones staffing. Yep, the great gift from the recession. Companies trying to do more with fewer and fewer individuals.

I have a friend who works in retail who tells me frequently, that the company she works for just won't have more people come in so there are lines of customers. She tells me how she feels like she has to take time with each customer, but she isn't always able to due to the number of people waiting to be helped. She doesn't understand why they just don't hire another person to work in her department.

I have another friend who works in social services who tells me they just keep adding individuals to her case load. She doesn't have time to deal with all of the individuals. But in spite of her growing caseload they won't add another individual to do more of the work.

And then there is my workplace. There are individuals who retire, and low and behold their jobs are eliminated. Boy, are people complaining about that.

So is this bare bones staffing plan working? Well, in some ways it is, the work is getting completed. But so many people seem unhappy in their professions anymore. I constantly hear that they like what they do, but it would be nice to have more people to help them out.

Should companies cut waste? Absolutely! But keep in mind the attitude of your workers. They are the backbone of how your company is presented to the world.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Great Moments From The Week

I thought it was time for me to share some of the great things that are going on in my life right now.

Elf


On Wednesday, I went to see Elf, the musical. It was a great way to kick off the holiday season. Most musicals just make you feel a little happy. Who can't smile when they see a grown man dressed in an elf costume anyway. And I can't wait to try Buddy's Hot Chocolate Monster. It sounds fantastic. And no I haven't forgotten about Thanksgiving. I am writing a post about the great moments in my life recently aren't I? And by the way those yellow elf shoes one of the actors wore in the show look like really fun shoes.

Wood

My neighbor uses a fireplace to heat his house when the weather begins to cool. I walked out today, and smelled wood burning. It has such a homey feel to it. And it is a true sign that cool weather has set in.

Extra Cash

I had to work an extra day last week due to the holiday. I wasn't too happy about it at the time. But it really did boost that pay check. And well November and December are the perfect times of year to get some extra cash isn't it?

So these are a few of the things I am thankful for and they truly are some of the great moments from the week.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

5 Things Dancers Do Differently

The world is full of dancers and many of them are quite good. However, there are relatively few dancers who go on to greatness. All dancers have some habits that are similar. They have dance instructors. They have rehearsals, and they watch their diets.

However, phenomenal dancers do much more than what is required. Great dancers take their craft and the work they put into it to a whole new level. Let’s look at some of these differences between good dancers and great dancers.

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  • They are always a dancer

Many dancers are only dancers when they are a stage or in the studio. For that period of time, they are dancers. Beyond that, they add work out times into their lives. However, a great dancer is always a dancer. They arrange their lives around their craft. They are dancers first.
  • They are always prepared for what is next

A great dancer is always on guard for an opportunity. It may be an opportunity to work extra practice into a busy schedule or it may be the opportunity to audition for a show. They always have dance attire in their bag. The go through a lot of leotards, wraps, and tights. To keep on their budget they watch for dance clearance on Just For Kix and keep their dance bags stocked.
  • Health is always a priority

A great dancer is always on the go, so they are careful not to neglect their health. When he/she goes out for the day, they never know what will come their way. This is why they eat balanced meals and never are without a water bottle. They always have a natural protein supplement with them for hunger, energy, and protection of their muscles. This is the dancer who manages to always be at the right place at the right time.
  • Focus on minutes - not hours

A great dancer lives in the moment. They zero in on what they are working on and they only see “right now”. Even if they have been trying to accomplish a move for a couple of hours or even days, all they see is the moment at hand. This is how they manage to keep their motivation to achieve perfection.
  • They know when to stop

Based on what we have revealed above, you may be surprised to read this fact. A great dancer knows that rest and recovery is just as important as training, networking, and nutrition. They set their mental clock for quitting time. For many dancers, it is the dinner hour. When they reach the designated hour, they stop. They allow their bodies to recover and they prepare physically and mentally for their rest time.  

Downtime is more than a time for rest. This is when even the greatest dancer hangs up their dancing shoes and reconnects with the people in their life. All of us need the nurturing support of those we love. The dancer who achieves super-star status is well balanced physically, mentally, and emotionally.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Twilight Pariah

I recently read the book by Jeffrey Ford, The Twilight Pariah. And I thought I would share with you what I thought of this book.

The Story

Three high school friends reunite in the summer after their first year in college. One is studying archaeology, so doing her own personal dig sounds like a really great idea. She convinces her friends to help out. And they do find something extremely unusual. They find a skeleton, but it isn't an ordinary skeleton. It seems to have horns. Finding the skeleton turns these individuals lives upside down that summer. And they have an adventure that none of them anticipated or really wanted. 

What I Think

I enjoyed reading this book. First it wasn't overly long. The author got right to the story. I liked how the story was spooky, but it didn't scare me out of my mind. And it really reminded me that some bones should just be allowed to rest. The characters in the book were fairly likeable, and it was a story that I could relate to. I liked how the one character stayed hoe some nights to spend time with her father. I think it is a real situation. Young people do worry about their parents. Does this book live up to the quote by Paul Tremblay stating "Richard Linklater meets Stephen King meets Indiana Jones Meets, well, Jeffrey Ford"? No it isn't over the top good, but it is a nice quick read that will creep you out a little. 





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gentlemen Please Read This

Dear Gentlemen,

I have heard so many cases in the news recently of men who have had some sort of sexual misconduct in the past. This is quite disturbing, but not really that surprising.

I do believe that most men do not participate in this behavior. So I am not a man hater. But unfortunately there are those who have participated in extremely disrespectful behavior toward women. Unfortunately, these men have stirred up a conversation that is not pleasant.

I just thought I would remind all of you gentlemen that there really are whisper lists among women. It's a list you don't want your name on. And you should also remember that the truth comes out eventually so you might just want to fess up now if you have made a mistake in the past.

Monday, November 13, 2017

You're The Star Blog Hop

Have you ever felt like you just wish you could let everybody in the world see just how good their lives really are? You know like a George Bailey moment from It's a Wonderful Life. You wish that you could let people see that they will at some point get a return for all those good deeds they have performed? That's what I feel like today. I just want everyone to think Life is Beautiful.


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Welcome to week#3 of the November "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
I know Halloween has passed, but I decided maybe some of you would enjoy reading about the import Life Lessons Learned From The Walking Dead. Please read and let me know what you think.


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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
November "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the September "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 9 Tips For Conquering Your Mom Funk With Food by Mama Finds Her Way
Conquer Your Mom Funk | 9 Ways To Eat For A Balanced Mood 

Life Giving or Death Dealing? by A New Lens
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Mango & Passion Fruit Jam Recipe by Claire Justine



The Attitude Adjustment by Homeschool Insights



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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Stairway To Where?

While I was out walking the other day, I saw these steps, and then there was a gate. I wondered what exactly was behind that gate. Would it be something wonderful, or would it be something spooky? And then I thought to myself you never really know when you open up a gateway what will be behind it you just have to do it.