Hi there! It’s Friday again. Christmas is barely more than two weeks away, and life is going to get crazy or crazier….
What do you have in the works for the weekend? Anything fun?
If you a regular reader of the blog you probably already know part of what I will be doing. Lol, I am rather predictable. But before my regular Saturday activities (you know the #saturday7amsocialclub and my session with Jeff) get here; tonight we will be attending Miss Quinn’s preschool Christmas play. Since Miss Quinn is the third grand little to attend preschool at Inverness Presbyterian Preschool the play was the same for many years. This year they have changed it! It will be exciting to see the changes and the new play! The kids are always so cute. It’s amazing to see the changes in most of them from their three-year old year to four.
Hopefully my Saturday activities will occur. The “S” word (snow) has been thrown around, and would more likely be more of a winter mix and may cause things to be closed or delayed. I hope not. I will officially switch over to the new WW plan #Freestyle. I am looking forward to all the new information!
Next week I will be gearing up for YTT next weekend. It is sure to have me in a tizzy, again, lol!
Here is what’s included in todays giveaway: (3) Mini Facials-featuring the NEW Intensive Renewing Serum; you can keep all three or share, (2) three-day samples of the Active Hydration Serum, (2) Micro-DermAbrasion Paste packs, and (1) Full Size tube of the NEW Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex! I will also be adding a little surprise to your package….to enter join the Real Moms Blog 12 Days of Giveaways Facebook page, and follow the instruction on the post to be entered. All entries must be in by midnight MST to be entered and the winner will be announced tomorrow on the Facebook page!
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I hope you had a chance to have some fun or just relax and recharge for the new week.
For the most part we made it a lazy weekend. So lazy, in fact, I had pajamas on by 6pm Saturday, was in bed by 7:30, and asleep at 8:30! I actually slept better and longer than I had in a very long time! According to Fitbit anyway!
I did get some things accomplished first though.
I made it to the #saturday7amsocialclub and then off to my session with Jeff. Just as I walked into the gym I received a text message from Jeff.
It went like this:
Do you know how easy it would have been to turn around and go back out that door? I have to admit I was a bit torn. A gift? Maybe. An easy way out? Oh Yeah, You bet! But, it had already been 2 1/2 weeks since our last session I could not afford to keep that pattern up. I NEEDED a good workout! I had also made the decision that I was getting my head back in the game and it was not the time to let a snag in the day derail that! I had a week of “carb-loading”, but I really used it as a week to just eat. Then last week was an eat what I felt like week. It was as if I really couldn’t get “full”. Were the races the weekend before still in my head? I don’t know, but I do know keeping it up is not an option; unless I want to go backwards. And I seem to have done enough of that! So I got busy.
Part way through the work out, I got a new message.
By the time Jeff arrived I was 3 into the 5×5 at 145, so we finished that up and then Jeff stretched me out for about 20 minutes. I didn’t do all on the list he sent me. I was actually shaky from what I had done. Was it because it had been so long since a good work out? Was it because this was the first time I had ever done a workout like this on my own? Had he not come in I would have continued on with the list, though. His session after me canceled so he came all the way over for just that short time.
Let me just tell you I was feeling that workout yesterday morning. Well, really later Saturday evening 😳.
“The Man” and I got all our shopping and running around done Saturday. Sunday was going to be a wash out according to the weather report so we decided to get it over with. “The Man” was excited we had to go to his favorite store “Sams”. After all we had to pick up Halloween candy for the trick or treaters….$50 later for just candy! Is that overkill? Probably this year, since Halloween is in the middle of the week. Our neighborhood is usually a hot bed of activity, but it has dwindled down the last couple of years. I have been giving kids a couple of pieces of candy each and still have plenty left over; add to that all the candy Noah and Miss Quinn will bring home and we are going to be a candy coma! I hope we have a lot of kids this year otherwise I will be put to the test! After all, I am a chocoholic😳!
Do you have a lot of kids on Halloween? I love seeing the little kids dressed up and having fun.
Do you have strategies for keeping the candy away, or is not a problem for you? If you are able to forget the candy is there, what is your secret? I try to buy candy I don’t like. If I don’t care for it, it’s much easier to “let it go”! For the really littles ones I try to get animal cookies or lollipops. I try to make sure there is something just for them.
October has been such a busy month! With the Rodan+Fields new product launch of: The Intensive Hydration Serum (November will see the Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex), YTT, the races and now Halloween. Now we have the holidays upon us. I’d like to say good riddance to the craziness, but I think the crazy days are going to ramp up fast!
If you want to up your skin care game for the holidays now is the time! For the remainder of October (today and tomorrow) any PC order (current or new PC) will go into a drawing for the Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex! You can place your order at: http://jearlingbencivenni.myrandf.com. This has been an “eye changer” for me this month. My eyes had started looking pretty tired….email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
I’m starting a new 21 day meditation series with Oprah and Deepak from the Chopra Center. This is a free series and you can find it here, you can also download an app for that. I have done some of these meditations before and find them very relaxing. With the holidays coming, I imagine we could all use some relaxation! Won’t you join me for this series?
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Whew, its Monday! What a busy weekend! I needed this new week to start to rest up from the weekend! It’s raining here today for the first time in a month. That should make for a slow, lazy day and boy do I need it after this weekend!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun and exciting?
This was my Yoga Teacher Training-YTT AND the Rodan+Fields convention and new product launch weekend. On top of that there was a birthday party for Lessa and Miss Quinn on Sunday (which I had to miss). Since Lessa’s birthday was really on the 2nd, we had cupcakes and such then. Miss Quinn’s birthday is actually Friday the 13th and we will have a little home celebration then too.
How many ways can you say crazy busy?
I was sooooo worried going into YTT weekend. I felt like I was way behind with my homework and unprepared. Most of last week I was waffling back and forth between “I can do this” to “I can’t do this”, “what have I done”? I had plenty of those “I’m going to flunk out of YTT” thoughts off and on much of the week. Who flunks out of yoga teacher training? Oh I was quite a mess! I may have been worried for nothing.
When I got to class Friday night, I discovered I was not the only one with those thoughts and I was not the only one who was a bit behind. Some were much farther behind than I was. Misery loves company?
When I left class Friday night I felt much better and by the end of last night I was back to thinking “I can do this”. I came home and just “let it go”. I haven’t even looked at my books or let myself think about the mountain of homework this next month will entail. It makes last months look like nothing, and I still need to finish the few things I didn’t get done. Out of sight, out of mind? Not really, but I am taking today to process the weekend before I dive back into it. There is just sooooo much information packed into the weekend that you (or at least I) definitely need a day to assimilate before tackling the next step.
I planned to run yesterday (or at least walk) during our lunch break, but that didn’t happen. Our last lesson/practice before lunch was a meditation practice. When we were finished our instructor suggested we go out to lunch and notice how things were in the world. I had brought my lunch and am car pooling, so going off was not an easy option for me. Instead I took my lunch and went to sit outside. I was in such a peaceful, zen/meditative state that running or walking was not something I could even consider. I did not want to break that calm feeling and I knew such an activity would alter that.
Many ladies came back and said they noticed sounds being more amplified and the world seemed to be moving faster. I had the opposite experience and so did a couple of others. As I sat outside, the cars on the road seemed to be moving in slow motion and the sounds were very hushed. That is the most or deepest I have ever gone into a meditation. It was a new and interesting experience.
Have you ever had such an experience? Please share.
Rodan+Fields Convention/Product Launch
I couldn’t attend the convention in Vegas or go with the few members of my team that went to Charleston, SC for a virtual event, because I was already obligated to YTT. Or maybe I should say I could have gone, but I would have had to make up the YTT weekend at a cost of $60 per hour and each training is approx 20 hours long 😳. I could not justify that.
I chose the virtual option for Rodan+Fields so that I could attend and watch from home and have immediate access to purchase the new products! Thursday night and Friday I was busy watching the convention via direct feed. Of course I missed all the weekend studies and activities, due to YTT, but I can go back and view them, multiple times! I was glad Friday was the day our new products were launched! I was able to see and order them right away! I am so excited for these three NEW products!
I ordered as soon as they were up (by being online I was able to see exactly when they were put up and had ordered mine before they told everyone they were ready to order, lol) and right now it looks as though I will have them by Thursday (I hope they make it here sooner)! I think I heard that the Vegas attendees were able to get theirs on the spot (that’s the only thing that would have been better). I will certainly let you know when they arrive!
If launching THREE NEW products wasn’t enough, there was also a new program announced for NEW consultants. I’m still trying to take it all in and learn the ins and outs!
Now I know you may be saying, “I can’t join Rodan+Fields, I know nothing” about skincare. Well neither did I, and that was a concern. What I did know was that I needed to up my skincare game. In fact, I don’t know any consultants who knew anything about skincare, before they started, but you don’t need to.
Drs. Rodan+Fields are Stanford trained and practicing dermatologists in California. They are so sought after, they have a two year waiting list for appointments. But they have made it easy for us to help our customers by taking away the guess work.
It is an online tool that will help you and your customers figure out what products and regimen will work best for you or them. You will also have access to a wealth of product information and there is a nurse is available to call on if you have any questions.
You may be saying “I’m a man”, I can’t join Rodan+Fields. Sure you can! We have several HIGHLY successful male consultants as well as male customers. They do sell skincare, but mainly work their businesses based on the business opportunity with the company. If you are looking for a business investment, don’t think twice. This is a sound business model, that has seen tremendous growth, and is only going to continue to grow.
Some people join Rodan+Fields as a consultant only for the product discount and are quite happy with that. Others join for the discount and soon decide they want to work the business and start moving up the ladder. Then there are those who see the tremendous business opportunity from the start and join with the intention of growing a successful business. If you want to join me and work this as a business, starting now, this new program will “reward” you for getting your business up and moving. The incentives are phenomenal and you will have access to some great training, information, and a wonderful support system. You will never feel like you are in it alone or “hung out to dry”.
There are several ways or levels to sign up and become a consultant. Starting now, if you join Rodan+Fields with a Business Building Kit you will automatically receive the NEW products in it AND be enrolled in the NEW program. If you are interested in joining me or learning more, message or email me at email@example.com for details.
The Intensive Renewing Serum with the new AMP MD roller will be available for customers to order beginning October 18th and the Bright Eye Complex will be available for you to order beginning November 2nd. Why not give yourself the gift of younger looking skin for the holidays?
It was an amazing weekend but there’s no way to fully describe the intensity. I can say I’m glad to be back to a normal schedule, lol!
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What a week! The littles were off the charts this week. I wonder if it was the full moon? Someone mentioned the lunar eclipse that's coming. Does that affect moods and such too? The baby wasn't even her usual sunshiny self!
I realized on Wednesday that the start of Yoga Teacher Training was only a month away! Yikes! Life is about to get busier yet! Before we know it the holidays will be here….
We will be off to Lancaster, Pennsylvania shortly to shop the outlets for back to school clothes for Noah and Miss Quinn. First I am going to attend my usual meeting of the #saturday7amsocialclub.
My friend Rosie from The Midlife Aesthetic posted a challenge (?) yesterday on Facebook and Instagram. Her challenge was to sit down and plan a "you" weekend. Nothing but you and what you want to do! Wow! I wish we hadn't already planned our weekend. This will be on my list to do, though. If you haven't read Rosie's blog you should check it out. What is your ideal "you" weekend? What would you do, just for you, if you could?
A few weeks ago I told you I had signed on with Rodan+Fields and shared my beginning experience with using Lash Boost. Today I am sharing my results so far. Yesterday was four weeks in.
As you can see my lashes are getting longer and thicker. You can actually see my bottom lashes! I even put mascara on the bottom yesterday! I have never been able to do that!
The picture below is from day one.
The area circled is an actual bald spot in my lashes.
This next picture was yesterday morning.
You can see there are lashes growing in the bald spot, you can see bottom lashes in general! Look how much thicker the top is too!
Below is with mascara on the bottom. I only use one coat of mascara, ever.
My selfies still look like mug shots, lol, but there are lashes on the bottom that I can put mascara on and not accentuate that bald spot (it's on its way out)! My left eye still has to catch up with the right but it's on its way! If you have thin, sparse lashes you really need to try Lash Boost. It typically takes 6-8 weeks to see results.
I have also been using the Redefine regimen. My "eleven" lines (the lines on your forehead, between your eyes) have diminished considerably and my skin overall is tighter! Ladies (and gentlemen) these products do work! If you've been thinking about trying them, don't hesitate. With a 60 day money back guarantee you have nothing to lose. If you don't know where to start go to my website and take the solutions tool. That will help you determine the regimen that's right for you.
It may seem as if I've been talking a lot about Rodan+Fields lately. Maybe. I am becoming more and more passionate about the products and opportunity. This is the first product that I have been able to use a night cream from and not break out!
We all have skin and are aging and so is every one we know. That isn't going to change. Everyone needs good skin care!
If you've been thinking about signing up as a consultant this weekend is a great time. The business is growing and great things are happening. If you decide to join me this weekend you will receive three of the new travel size Redefine regimens and a Lash Boost with the purchase of a kit. To become a consultant go to http://jearlingbencivenni.myrandf.biz and sign up. This is only good through tomorrow night.
Lash Boost is currently sold out. I can't even buy a new supply right now😲and I don't plan to be without it! If you only want Lash Boost send me a message and get on my VIP list. I will let you know when it's back in stock. We are hoping by mid month, which is almost here!
There are three ways to order.
If you just want to try the products and not commit, you can order as a retail customer. That's the most expensive way. Next Friday 8/18 I will be placing a bulk order; if there is a product you would like to try message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will order it for you at my cost and ship it to you.
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I hope y’all had a great weekend! Last week was crazy here! Add to that the heat. It was wicked! The weekend wasn’t any better! This is the longest stretch of incessant heat I remember in a while. We get a day or two here and there but this has been couple week stretch with no break. When I woke up Saturday morning at 5:30, to go to the #saturday7amsocialclub AKA WW, it was 84 degrees out. It was really too hot to be out, last week, if you didn’t need to be. I’m not sure what, if anything, I even accomplished last week. Do you ever those weeks? The only thing we did over the weekend was grocery shopping and went out to dinner Saturday night.
This week is still hot, but the temps are back in a “normal” range.
I did survive a FULL week with the “babies” back (the first week back they were only here for three days) AND they survived too, I guess that’s something, lol! It’s the little things!
I started my new skin care routine on Friday, July 14th. Do you have a “regular” or “specific” skin care regimen that you follow? Tell us about it. Last month I told you about my “make-over” here and that I was thinking of trying “Lash Boost” from Rodan + Fields. There was such a great special and sign on incentive that I couldn’t pass it up.
Here is a selfie I took on Friday the 14th before I used the products for the first time. No make up, just “me”! Ok, I don’t “do make up” a lot, so you might see “just me” more often than not. Sometimes it’s because I “fiddle around” too much in the morning and don’t have time to put it on, lol!
This was at night. Since the product arrived that day, I was excited to get started and used them right away! After taking the “Solutions Tool” I chose the Redefine regimen to accompany my Lash Boost. You can certainly just buy Lash Boost if that is what you want. Last month there was an extra discount for purchasing a regimen and Lash Boost together. I’m about saving as much as possible, so of course I did that!
As you can see my bottom lashes are practically non-existent.
I’m not going to win any selfie awards, for sure, lol!
Below is the morning of Friday, July 21st, the end of week 1. I want to think I see some difference in my lashes but I really think it’s too soon to really tell!
This may be a little easier for comparison.
I do believe I see some firming of my skin, which is a little surprising. I thought my skin was pretty toned/firmed. I have long tried to “take care” of my skin. I have had a habit (?) of switching out products for summer and winter. It seems my skin has different needs in different seasons. Do you find that? That’s a good thing with Rodan+Fields, there are different regimens to choose from, so it will be easy to change, if I need to, and still use the same line.
Are you a current Rodan+Fields customer? If so, please share your results. Are you new to Rodan+Fields. is this the first you’ve heard of the company and line? They are not a super new company, the skin care line has been around for a few years. Rodan+Fields was developed by the same dermatologists that developed the acne line ProActiv. I know everyone has heard of that! It has only been the past few years that R+F has become a home based business.
With the results I’ve seen from others using Lash Boost, I’m confident this will work and I’m so excited to see my “new lashes” that I’m going to share the journey with you each week. Some people see results in a few weeks, but realistically it can take a couple of months.
Have you seen or heard of Rodan+Fields, but weren’t sure how to purchase or get started? There are three ways to get started.
Are you a traveler? Just last week we released these adorable travel size, TSA approved versions of R+F regimens.
You can get them free right now by ordering your favorite full-sized regimen along with an Active Hydration Serum! To sweeten the deal, since today is July 25th. let’s have a “Christmas in July” special!!!
if you sign up as a PC from now through the end of July, I will personally reimburse you your sign-up fee of $19.95! That’s right, I’ll mail you a check for your $19.95 back. So not only will you get a product discount of 10% off all products and free shipping; you will get your sign up fee back! The only thing better than that would be to become a consultant and save 25%!
Don’t know what regimen is right for you? Just go to my website and click “take the solutions tool”. That will take you through a series of questions and recommend the regimen you need. R+F offers a 60 day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose! If you have any questions or need help sighing up, email me at email@example.com. I’ll be happy to walk you through the process. Interested in becoming a consultant but aren’t sure if this is right for you? And it isn’t for everyone, there is a Zoom opportunity call every Wednesday night at 9pm EST (Zoom is a free app that you can download to your phone or computer) then hit “join a meeting” and put in 736 578 7052. There is no obligation and you can “hide” and remain anonymous. If you are even slightly interested in making a few extra bucks, maybe eventually quitting your current job to stay home with your littles, or just retire; hop on the call and see if this is right for you! Of course if you just want great skin care to help fight the signs of aging, you can still hop on the call or just order.
Do you have other friends who are in the direct sales business? You know Avon, Tupperware, Lipsense, etc? If so, do you support them and like/love their posts on Facebook and such? If not, please start. You can like, comment, and share (just like with the blog). You don’t have to buy a thing, it doesn’t cost a dime, and someone you know may be interested. I have many friends who sell various products, that may not be for me but you never know who may be looking for just that product. Who would you rather your other friends buy from a stranger or a mutual friend? So please support your friends!
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