Last week was a rough week and it made me think why not share my favorite “me-time” faves.
One of my weekly “me time” is a nice hot bath with the Village Naturals Therapy Mineral Bath Soak Aches & Pains Relief The Eucalyptus just releases and you feel like you are in a relaxing spa environment and it just puts your mind at ease.
My number two is my Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Kit with the rotating brush. I love this once weekly or bi-weekly spa treatment that I can do at home. I enjoy removing my dead skin and making my face look and feel younger and brighter
Check with your favorite MK consultant and ask for it Daily relaxing must haves
Wine- For me I love a red wine, wine just makes everything better Starbucks- For that daily pick me up Mary Kay Timewise set- It’s a double daily treat and taking years of stress off my face so I can look young forever Also How can i forget daily cuddles with my fur-babies Face time Chats with my two monster nephews who love some Aunt Mandi love Weekend Park time with two cuties who stole my heart years ago And love of the most amazing Person I my life
It’s almost February, not only is February my favorite month but it has two special holidays. February has my birthday but 7 days before my birthday it’s Valentine’s day. So to everyone in girl world it is the month of LOVE. Growing up I was surround by different concepts of love. Being a little girl I thought love was finding prince charming and he would carry me away off into the sunset and we would live happily ever after. Then as I got older I noticed what seemed to be the “love” my parents shared, which truly was a show put on for me and my brother until they went their separate ways. Then I was in high school and swore I was in love with the person I wanted to spend my life with so I’m calling that high school love, however that wasn’t really love either. After high school I met a guy who I thought was my prince charming. He was honestly was far from it. I stayed with him for a long time on and off because he filled that void for what I thought was love. He abused me very emotionally because he knew that I was staying for what I though was love. Now we move forward a few years and now I have a view of what love truly is in my definition. Love to me is being home on the few days you both have off from work and spend time snuggled up watching random TV shows. Love is being able to call him in the middle of the day to ask him a stupid question that you already kinda know the answer to. Love is waking up at 5:30 in the morning to pack him lunch and make him coffee, knowing you would love to stay in bed until it’s time for you to wake up to go to work yourself which is probably in about 3 more hours. Love is knowing that his job may keep him over night because something is wrong at work and it’s his on call week, and also knowing that his phone could go off in the middle of date night or even the middle of the night.LOVE IS HIM WORKING ON YOUR CAR RATHER THEN YOU TAKE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE TO WORK IN IT Love is him checking to make sure you made it work ok when the weather is bad. Love is a Good Morning text every day because he knows it puts a smile on your face. Love is going with him to do side jobs just so you can have those few extra hours to spend time together even if it’s something you don’t want to do. Love is never questioning if you are with someone who loves you because you already know that the love is real. I hope that everyone has a chance to experience the love like I have finally found
I'm just like everyone else I fall into the trend that when the new year starts you are supposed to have a new year resolution. Well I have decided that 2017 is going to be my year of change and kicking life’s butt one day at a time. I wake up every morning with something for the day that I want to change about what life is throwing at me. I want 2017 to be the year that makes me a better person in all ways. I want to push myself in every way possible mentally, physically and emotionally. I not making the goal to lose 20 pounds like the next person I just want to get myself to a place that I feel even more comfortable in my own skin and feel amazing in any outfit I put on! I want to make my head hurt for working to learning something new and learning more about what I already know. I want to connect with people on a more personal and deeper level. I want to be the person who everyone wants to be friends with and come to with problems. I also want to be the face for Jacksonville I want people to know who I am and what I am bring to this wonderful city who is full of empowering women who push themselves every day to achieve the dreams they have in place for themselves. I want to empower women who feel that they are less than what the truly are. Women are so mean to each other and bring them down so my biggest change for 2017 is to empower and bring up women who feel that they are less than amazing and are not capable of achieving goals they have for themselves. So let’s make 2017 the year of change and empowering women.
It's almost the New Year. I keep asking myself what do I want to better for myself next year. It seems people always say they want to lose weight, save more money etc. etc. But who really holds true to those resoultions. Not very many people. So this year I have decided that 2017 will not be the year of resoutions but the year of the better me. I just want things about myself to be better. I feel when people decide to define one or two things that they want to happen they never seem to achive them. They work on them for a while and then when they see no progress or visual satisfaction on what they sat out to do they are over it and give up and quit. So i feel instead of resoutions we should make it the year of the better self. I want to better myself in the aspects of being healthier and organized with life and working toward not always wanting to wear my hair in a messy bun.
It's the holiday season and well that means spending time with family. Well what if you are like me and spending time with your family makes you want to run and hide. If you follow me and social media you know today I met my grandparents for a pre-thanksgiving time together. My grandparents are my world. The have always been my comfort when i need it, they also are my biggest fan and support system. But when it comes to well my parents the story is so different. Growing up holidays were no fun they were spent here and there and never as a whole family. My mom would take me and my brother to her mothers, but my dad would never go so what was the point of family time. After going to my mom's mom house we would then go to my dad's side of the family. So the days were never all spent together. As I got older and my parents divorced it was still the same thing and deciding where i wanted my time to be spent and it never plays out how you want it to. You have to make sure you have equal time spent with both, but when the driving is involved and you never know if things will goes as planed and you might spend more time with one then the other. Then when my dad got remarried that put the tension between us. Growing up I was daddy's little princess and I felt like it would always be that way. But it turns out that fairytale thought i had was more like a nightmare. Daddy's little princess was no longer the main woman he had in his life, between broken promises and the heartbreak being around my dad is painful. Then when it comes to my mom's side of the family I'm the outcast of the family because I'm not a "country girl" to them I'm a city snob who is ungrateful an spoiled. Being around people who feel that way about you just makes you unhappy. So last Thanksgiving was spent with the most amazing guy in the world along with his family. They really do make the holidays feel like family time. I am glad that I finally found someone and somewhere to make every void that I had growing up feel almost complete. Being around people who put all their differences aside an enjoy the company from everyone around.
I hope all of you have a Great Thanksgiving and Enjoy all the family time!
So in my first post I didn't say to much about myself so we are going to change that. I'm Amanda and I am Jacksonville NC"s HouseWife. I am a North Carolina girl. I was born in Hickory and in the last few years made my way to the east coast of NC. My Jacksonville journey started because of a boy. The boy happenes to be a native to the Jacksonville area. "hints why I moved this way" I am a student and a hair stylist. I have a sweet and sometimes crazy dog. I wouldn't give up my silly fur baby for the world. Im a Facebook Junkie. I probably take more selfies than I should. Tea is my caffeine of choice. I enjoy doing color runs the excitement is a blast in itself(check out the pic below) I love my family I am a family person all the way and enjoy spending time with my sassy niece and three silly nephews!
If i were to describe myself in three words i would say Random, Happy and Outgoing I tend to be one of the three at some point and sometimes two at a time
A website i visit everyday would be my schools website, taking online classes requires an everyday login but i do enjoy my daily Facebook visits
I feel that my greatest person achievement would be coming out of my shy self. Growing up I would avoid people and activities that meant engaging with people. Now I am a social butterfly. I feel everyone should be confident in their own skin and it took me a while to learn to be that way with myself.
Its only right that my first post be on National Housewives day. So I will start out by introducing myself. I'm Amanda and I am the Jacksonville NC HouseWife. I enjoy all forms of Social Media and I also enjoy DIY projects. I tend to be a bit crafty and love seeing what kind of mess I can make. I love last minute things it keeps life interesting. I am not a Jacksonville native I am from NC but closer to Charlotte. I can't wait to mingle and learn about all the wonderful people who call Jacksonville Home.