Mermaid Style: Bikini

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This is like my ultimate bathing suit want! It's The Little Mermaid inspired of course, purple and green. But it's also a bikini, now I know I know I'm plus sized.

One more and more people are pointing out there is no reason for plus size women not to wear a bikini.

Two I love the high waist-ed bottoms, and this one is actually custom made, you tell them your measurements.

Three I have always been a tankini fan, cause it covered it my tummy.
But one thing that is very annoying about tankinis is they slide up in the water, they take longer to dry, and are kind of uncomfortable all around. I'm ready to embrace trying a bikini.



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Taste for Sweets Giveaway!

Taste for Sweets is running a vacation giveaway, three winners! 

Each of the winners of this exciting Paris vacation will enjoy a four-night stay at Hotel Chambiges Elysees, Paris; and spectacular relaxation, entertainment, art, restaurants, and gracious amenities. This exciting Paris package will surely be unforgettable.

- Round-trip airfare for up to two (2) people to Paris, France

- Four-night stay at Hotel Chambiges Elysees, Paris

- One $500 dining credit to use at Philippe et Jean-Pierre Restaurant, Paris

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Through My Kids Eyes


















A while ago I got the kids their own little point and shoot camera, they love playing with my cameras (and that's a NO-NO!) so I got them their own. It's cute, red, runs on AAAs and they get to wandering around and take pictures by themselves. I figured since they have been using it more often I would share some of my mischievous faeries' pictures.


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Make a Book and You Could Win $2,500



Last Chance to Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb

Contest Deadline: May 31, 2014

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Attention all book-makers! There's still time to submit your My Favorite Person book for a chance to win $2,500—you've got until the clock strikes midnight on May 31. Here's how to enter:

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Fun with Polaroids aka the Original Instagram








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Nailed it!





So we are suppose to walk about 10,000 steps I've been having trouble getting there so I had lowered it to 5,000 steps, now I'm up to 6,000 steps and nailed it today.


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5 Diet Myths Debunked!

The 5 Biggest Diet Lies We’re All Guilty of Following!



It seems these days’ people will do just about anything in efforts to shed those extra lbs! If you’re one of the millions of Americans in pursuit of making the number on the scale go down, chances are you’ve tried at least one of the “diets” below that promise weight loss but provide no outcomes.


1. Following a low-fat diet: Is your fridge packed with low-fat or fat-free products? Any dietitian will advise on sticking to their full fat counterparts. Fat is an important nutrients that help control our appetite by releasing chemicals to our brain upon consumption. It is also needed for the absorption of vitamins like vitamin D and E, important for your immune system! Not to mention diet products commonly replace the fat with unwanted ingredients like added sugar and additives

2. Rapid weight loss guarantees: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! These results are only achieve by an extremely restrictive low calorie diet- often impossible to stick with. You are basically forcing your body into starvation mode! Not only is the initial weight loss just water weight but the minute you resume a normal diet your body will hold on to all the calories and increase fat storage, resulting in gaining even more weight than when you started.

3. Metabolism boosting drinks: An attractive, and well marketed, ploy to get us to buy weight loss products. However, there are no special juices, pills, or concoctions that will boost your metabolism! However you can become a calorie burning machine by incorporating more protein into your diet (protein requires 2x as much energy to breakdown), increasing your weights at the gym and engaging in cardio intervals (these two will burn a ton of calories during the workout and keep you burning calories well after you’ve left the gym). Also, did you know slacking on sleep can actually decrease your metabolism?

4. Avoiding carbs at all costs! Not sure when carbs got such a bad rap, (Atkins diet anyone?) but carbs are the body’s main source of energy, and the brains sole source of energy. 60% of your daily calories should be coming from carbs, whether it be vegetables, fruits, or whole grains. The carbs we do recommend limiting is any product made from refined white and processed flour like many breads, crackers, cookies, and cakes!

5. The magic “cure-all” diet pill! Most of us have enough common sense to understand that taking a simple pill or supplement, while changing nothing else, will not result in weight loss. We want to believe it and try it “just in case” but save your money and save yourself from being let down. Again, nothing but a well marketed ploy to get us to spend our money!

When choosing a weight loss program avoid the fad diets and save money by not giving into over-marketed quick-fixes! Our recommendation is to look for a comprehensive plan that addresses nutrition, activity, and lifestyle behavior changes. JOIN NOW!
 
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Happy Memorial Day

The Colors Duke The Colors! #MermaidMonday


Getting Mermaid Hair

After a summer of living with mermaid hair I decided to share my hair knowledge with you.

Amplified Hair Dye - Atomic Turquoise #40

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For mermaid hair a la Hook's mermaids I recommend hitting up Manic Panic bonus points it's vegan! Be forewarn though the turquoise is very hard with the up keep. I suggest bleaching your hair as light as you can and buy the dye in bulk!



Amplified Hair Dye - Atomic Turquoise #40 - $18.99, 5.48 shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon



Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit 40 Volume Personal Healthcare / Health Care

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Flash lightning is your friend for the bleaching. This stuff worked fantastic for me and I have naturally red hair which is very stubborn to go.



Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit 40 Volume Personal Healthcare / Health Care - $47.70, 4.49 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace



AMPLIFIED Ultra Violet Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

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You will notice that I'm listing AMPLIFIED manic panics, they are the longer lasting dyes. Now this one is purple but when you first put it in and I highly suggest leaving it in for at least an hour, it's going to look dark blue. But it looks AMAZING!



AMPLIFIED Ultra Violet Semi-Permanent Hair Dye - $11.99, 4.99 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace



Manic Panic Amplified Semi-Permanent Purple Haze Hair Dye

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This was another purple color that I loved! Looked freaking awesome.



Manic Panic Amplified Semi-Permanent Purple Haze Hair Dye - $12.99, 4.95 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace



Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream Rock' n Roll Red 4oz

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Now I saved the best for the last, my favorite mermaid, Ariel! This color came out pretty damn close to The Little Mermaid color. I would recommend looking for the amplified one but it's hard to find.



Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream Rock' n Roll Red 4oz - $11.99, See Site shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon



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Redheads: Genetic Mutations

Head over to Kristina Litvin - Illustrations to see this cool infograph

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Memorial Day

Get the Kids Outside!


Summer is coming, so it's time to get the kids outside, gone are the days of Spring with it's warm then cold then warm weather. Now is the time to play outside! So let's get some great toys and stuff to use outside.

ProScootersMart has some great ideas on scooters! Read their post: The Best Pro Scooters and Brands 2019




Or you could get an Antsy Pants™ Obstacle Course





Melissa & Doug® Sunny Patch Dilly Dally Turtle Target Action Game



And always get a sprinkler like the Big Mouth Toys Unicorn Sprinkler



But most importantly just get outside! 

Sick of being sick

So this is how I look today, it's not half bad actually. My throat doesn't feel like it's bleeding when I cough. I was able to walk around and not get dizzy. Never ending strep throat is hopefully at it's end.

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Be a Beach Bum


Top 5 Beach Bum Must Haves

My favorite thing about the summer is going to the beach. I mean I love a pool but the beach is my favorite spot. I'm a total beach bum. Here are my top 5 must haves.

Fresh Cooling Sunscreen, Body Mist, SPF 45 5 oz (141.5 g)

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Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen!


I am a natural redhead, with fair freckled skin, so I definitely need sunscreen when out in the sun, and I love the spray cause it's so easy to reapply and nice and cool to apply.



Fresh Cooling Sunscreen, Body Mist, SPF 45 5 oz (141.5 g) - $13.40, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace



Unisex Slip On Shoes

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No more hot foot!
I know I know sneakers? But trust me on this one you know why? Cause sand gets hot! And lugging your stuff to a spot and then off the beach is a hell of a lot easier if you aren't dealing with hot foot. Plus it's not like you are going to wear them into the ocean.



Unisex Slip On Shoes - $55.00, 5.95 shipping - Available at Converse



Insulated Lunch Tote Cooler Bag with Snapware Leakproof, Easy-Open Bento Box, and 8 oz Freezer Ice Pack. Reusable for Kids, Teens, and Adults. - Royal Blue

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Cool snacks!
Got to have a cooler for some nice cold water and snacks for when you are sitting in the sun.



Insulated Lunch Tote Cooler Bag with Snapware Leakproof, Easy-Open Bento Box, and 8 oz Freezer Ice Pack. Reusable for Kids, Teens, and Adults. - Royal Blue - $29.97, 6.12 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace



Sand-free Beach Mat - Straw and Thread Foldable Mat [3 X 6 Feet] With a Black Fabric Border - Handmade, Portable, Sandless Travel Beach Mats from SouvNear

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Sand be gone!
These are awesome! They actually do keep the sand away, they also don't feel hot when you sit on them and unlike a towel or blanket they don't clump the sand to it when you are wet.



Sand-free Beach Mat - Straw and Thread Foldable Mat [3 X 6 Feet] With a Black Fabric Border - Handmade, Portable, Sandless Travel Beach Mats from SouvNear - $34.99, 6.35 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace



RB2132 New Wayfarer Cyclamen Black Sunglasses

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Beach glare avoider!
I reccomend plastic frame sunglasses that won't snag or rust and then wear those suckers in the water. Sand and water very reflective peeps.



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Kids Know What Makes a Hero #HappyDaddysDay



We asked kids about what makes their dad special; watch what they had so say! Celebrate the heroes in your family's life this Father's Day with a card from Treat. Order your cards by 6/10 for Father's Day Delivery at treat.com. For all the little things you do that make you a big hero, #HappyDaddysDay from Treat!

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Introducing the Never Sleep Kids


What's sleep got to do with it?

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