Sneaky Shaving

Well my Rebecca was not happy with my decision that she was not allowed to shave her legs. She swears to me at 10 years old that she is made fun of and that all the girls in her class already shave. First of all, yes she has leg hair….but it is blond! Second of all, I feel like when she grows underarm hair than we can shave arms and legs properly.

That sneaky thing thought she could shave her legs on her own and not be caught. The fact that she sliced her leg and took out a chunk of skin changed all that. As she came bawling to me from her bath with blood streaming down her legs she immediately alternated her sobs with “I am so sorry, Mommy.”

Honey, I am sorry too….sorry that you are in such a hurry to grow up. Not on my watch sweetheart! As the scabs heal I had hoped that she would be deterred for a while, but not my Becca. This morning she announces that since razors hurt so much maybe she should just Nair her legs. I looked at her with my one raised eyebrow (it usually stops her in her tracks). “Mom you said no shaving, you didn’t say no Nair”!

What a smartass!

Finding People Worldwide

I find it amazing with the advances of the Internet, how close it has brought the world. My mother has been found by a childhood friend in Germany, even though she now lives in central Texas. She has loved reconnecting with a friend she thought she would never have a chance to talk to again. People Locator is a great site that can get you started on your way to finding anyone who you lost track of over time. I hope everyone has a great experience like my mother in finding a dear friend.

Review: Life On Record

I truly love going out of my way to get the people I love not just gifts, but experiences. I am just not that into “stuff” as I am into making memories and preserving them. Which is why when Family Review Network asked me if I would be interested in reviewing Life On Record I jumped at the opportunity.

Basically they have the same philosophy of giving a unique gift that I do. It should be something special that you have a verbal memory of what is happening around you to preserve the voices of your loved ones, to have an everlasting gift.
For example, looking for the perfect Mother’s day gift? Set up Life On Record with your greeting introducing all your callers to your purpose. Then when family, and friends call in they can leave a story that is poignant or funny. A great memory to share about that person or how they make you feel. Your recipient will have a permanent record of what an impact they have made here on earth. How much they mean to those around them. Who could ask for a better gift than that.

Once all of the messages have been recorded, you can choose to purchase the set of audio recordings on CD from LifeOnRecordĀ® or you can download them to your iTunes account to create the CD yourself.

Who wouldn’t want such a personal and memorable gift, who in your life could you do this for?

Cheer Chics Review and Giveaway

For the last three years I have been traveling with Rebecca to cheerleading competitions all around the state of Texas. We both really enjoy competitive cheer, but one of my favorite parts is shopping all the booths that set up at each competition. Our favorite booth that we buy from has always been Cheer Chics. Over the years we have become really big fans of their hair products, jewelry, and accessories. In fact there was a girl on Rebecca’s squad who thought she could only perform well if she had used Cheer Chics on her hair before a competition. They were her very own good luck charm.

You can just imagine my excitement (not to mention Rebecca’s) when the Cheer Chics company agreed to let us review their “Make-Your-Own Bring It On Lotion Kit” and the “Make-Your-Own Cheerific Lip Gloss Kit” for Rebecca’s Birthday Party. Wow! These were so much fun to make that even my friend Amy and I got into the action.

The Make-Your-Own Bring It On Lotion Kit came with eight bottles, three different scent/colors, glitter, and their special Pom Pom Potion. Below is the video we made of making the lotion. This was so neat, and I made strawberry (you could also choose cherry or kiwi)which smells delicious! All the girls could make it easily and it was the perfect way to spend some party time being creative. Both Regan and Rebecca like theirs so much, that they are packing them away for summer camp as their lotion to take. It is a thick formula that spreads easy, smells great, and had just the right amount of glitter to add shimmer and not be overwhelming. I recommend it for girls ages six and up and their moms too!

The Cheer Chics Make-Your-Own Cheerific Lip Gloss Kit is the other one we tried. It also came in three flavors (grape, strawberry, and cherry) and glitter. Each of the eight containers was already filled with the lip gloss concoction, and then you added your scent/flavor drops and glitter, and then uses the provided stirring sticks to mix your lip gloss. I really love this stuff and mine is in my purse seeing actual use on myself. First of all I loved the thickness, because it feels like it is protecting your lips and lasting as well. The girls love it because it smells great and has a little glitter in it to compliment shiny lips.

I can highly recommend these as a great party activity for any girl. With both kits when you add the glitter you are supposed to make a wish, which was a huge hit with all of us, and added to our bonding and sharing time. They are perfect party favors and are a great way to spend some time creating high quality lotion and lip gloss without having to go to one of those expensive kids boutiques or spas.

Want to win your own Cheer Chics PartyPack? I am thrilled that I am allowed to give away one Cheer Chics Party pack of the winners choice. You can choose either the Lotion or Lip gloss kit. This giveaway is for United States residents only and will end June 3, 2009 at midnight CST. Please remember when entering anonymously to include your email address.

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