Friday, July 18, 2014

New Wallet

Last week my car was broken into (window smashed), and my purse was stolen. Although I have other purses. I do not have another wallet. Soooo...I need a new one. Decisions, decisions! Below are some that I'm considering. I haven't bought one yet because I have nothing to put in it! LOL!









Tory Burch is having an additional 20% off sale items this weekend so that may help me with my decision.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our 4th Celebration

For the past several years, we have gone to Vero Beach for the 4th of July Festivities. This year we stayed at home, and my sweet father-in-law came for a visit while my sister-in-law and her husband went away for the weekend.

My father-in-law loves our group of friends so I decided to have a dinner party on the 5th. That way, I could have an extra day to prepare and just relax on the 4th. Plus, Matt has a new friend who happens to be a young lady, and he was at the beach all day with her. So, we were shuttling back and forth as he doesn't have his license yet. In addition to that, I now have this ADDICTION to Pinterest and was bound and determined to make a patriotic pallet art something or other.



We had 10 people for dinner. Everyone brought a side dish. I made pulled pork sliders and grilled bratwurst. We had a wonderful Flan for dessert and lots of beer. We even had a beer tasting!




The hydrangeas are still hanging in there!


Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!

GiGi

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Bought A New Bikini!

I made it to within a .5 lb of my target weight and went ahead and bought one! I decided on this LeTarte bikini and can't wait to wear it. I actually found it on Amazon at deep discount! Yahoo!!


My face is continuing to improve. My next peel is scheduled for next week. I am using the product below that I bought from the spa. It has the strongest percentage of hydroquinone that you can get without a prescription which is 2% (4% with prescription).

I use it twice a day.

Later Taters!
GiGi

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 9 of Being Vain

Loving my skin!







Other than the fact that I could probably use a little botox between my eyes and some filler on my upper lip, I'm happy with the way my skin looks and feels. I have another peel and a hydradermabrasion hydrafacial scheduled for July.

Oh!! I've also reached my goal weight!!! Mr. Happy has lost 25 lbs and looks amazing!! We celebrated this weekend and went shopping. Basically, we have cut out all sugar, carbs and processed foods from our diet. That's not to say that we don't splurge. For example, this Saturday, we walked 3.5 miles to one of our favorite little restaurants for breakfast. I splurged on french toast with fresh strawberries and blueberries. I asked if they would make it with whole wheat toast and sugar free syrup. They said of course and it was delish! I had a salad for lunch and black bean soup for dinner.

M is away at camp. This is his 2nd week. Mr. Happy is away on business again, but I will be heading out on Thursday to join him for a long weekend with 2 other couples. Can't wait!

Later Taters!
GiGi

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day 6

Still flaky but I wore makeup today!


My skin improves more each day!

GiGi

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Day 5 of Being Vain

Every day my skin is improving. I'm still not wear any makeup, just moisturizer with spf.



The lighting is awful with these iPhone pics, but it's all I have to work with at the moment.

Later Taters!
GiGi

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Day Four of Being Vain

Skin is feeling better today. Redness is a little less and sensitivity has decreased quite a bit. The skin is starting to flake now. I am washing morning and night with a mild Aveeno cleanser followed with a spf of 50 in the morning and a cooling mild moisturizer at night. I have found that cold wash cloths from the freezer helped with the burning and were very soothing.




It also itches! It's kinda ironic that I'm doing this so that I look a little younger with healthier skin  and these pictures make me look crazy old with icky skin! BUT...I'm not going down without a fight!

Later Taters!
GiGi