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For Me, By Them

She Bear


He Bear 





Message Me A Song...

One of my husband and I's favorite thing to do while we were dating was to just listen to music together while driving around.  We didn't really have a place we were driving to, sometimes we would just drive around in circles and listen to the radio.  We grew up and met on Oahu when I was 15, you couldn't really drive anywhere,, but around.  He loves the Delilah radio show, even to this day.  After moving to Vegas, we loved going on road trips to Southern California. 5 hours of our favorite songs playing, was the greatest thing!  Sometimes I pretended to be asleep just to hear him sing along to his favorite sappy 80s love songs. Of course it was hard to hide my laughter, so pretending to sleep never lasted long.

Things changed.  We got married.  We had two kids. His work schedule is all over the place.  So whenever he has a few minutes at work he'll YouTube a song and send it to me.  And I do the same.  It drives me nuts when he sends me an annoying songs (usually an EDC kinda song) that he can't get out of his head.  He thinks we should be annoyed together.  In return I send him songs from the soundtracks of old 80s and 90s movies.  It makes him crazy when he can't remember what movie the song came from.  Isn't that what marriage is about; annoying your spouse or driving them crazy...

We had a court wedding.  Nothing planned.  We got our wedding license a few months into my first pregnancy.  We waited.  His family never wanted us together.  My family wanted us to get married because I was pregnant.  One Sunday morning we woke up, didn't know what to do that day, so we got married.  Our first dance as husband and wife happened possibly weeks later, in the shower, to a song on a mixed cd I had "borrowed" months before moving to Vegas.  I'm not a big follower of the Asian music scene, I didn't know the title of the song or who sang it. But you can find anything on YouTube...

Here it is:


Happy 4th of July


Frankie's Song


Review: Junior Explorers Great Barrier Reef Mission

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links**

Junior Explorers is a great learning activity to do with kids year round, especially during the summer months.  It's generally geared toward ages 5-12, however, my 4 year old son loved it too!


Included in the Junior Explorers kit is:

A letter from Kia and Kyle



Little animal figurines

Temporary tattoos



Animal Cards

Fact Sheet


Onine Misson

Being that my son is 4 and my daughter is 8, they both learn and enjoy different ways of learning.  My son loved the listening to my husband read the different cards and loved role playing with the figurines.  My daughter loved reading the fact sheet on her own, completing the activity book, and then writing to our family about what she learned on the postcards that were included.  Both of my children enjoyed the interactive online part of the mission.  They learned a lot about the Great Barrier Reef and the creatures that call it home. At the end of the online mission your child will receive and Achievement Certificate.



What I love most about Junior Explorers is that it allows a child to learn in a fun and interactive way, through reading, writing, and online activities and games.

By playing the games online points are earned which turn into real donations for nonprofits that give back to animals and the ecosystems.

Junior Explorers cost $19.00, $49.00 for 3 months, $96.00 for 6 months, $185.00 for 12 months.

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Anavita Anti-Wrinkle Cream Review


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What They Say:"Say Goodbye To Wrinkled, Sagging, Dry Skin In Just A Few Short Weeks! You can have more beautiful, smoother skin in just 2 to 4 weeks and see continuing improvement for 12 weeks (sometimes even sooner). You will quickly reduce the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles, firming and replenishing your skin to look noticeably younger, without needing expensive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers."

My Personal Review:The Anavita Anti-Wrinkle Cream is fluffy white and feels very cool to the skin.  It is easy to use, just apply a thin layer after cleansing in the morning and at night.  This cream goes on light and absorbs very quickly.  After using this cream for about 10 days, I have noticed my skin feeling more supple, smooth and noticeably more mositurized.  I'm 33 and I do have wrinkles, and I have noticed a difference in my skin, and my wrinkles are less defined.  This anti-wrinkle miniaturizing cream works like a very expensive cream, but at reasonable price.  It is listed on Amazon for $29.95.



Find Me In This Featurette


7 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner

1. Quality is more important than quantity.  Especially in friendships.  

2. Laugh.  Be open to laugh at yourself.  Don't be so serious.  It's boring.

3. Any situation is changeable.  Good or bad, take what comes, and spin it your way.

4. Don't focus on a mistake, focus on fixing it.

5. Sometimes, rules should be taken as suggestions.  Loopholes exist, use them wisely.

6. People aren't as put together perfectly as they seem.  They just hide their flaws better.

7. Life isn't fair.  However, a happily ever after is obtainable.


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Review: Intensive Youth Eye Gel by Radha Beauty

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Radha Beauty is a natural and eco-friendly line.  I had the opportunity to review Radha Beauty's Intensive Youth Eye Gel.

Taken from their Amazon page:

Our new and innovative mix of the perfect ingredients will give you Dramatically Radiant & Youthful Eyes by:

• Eliminating Dark circles, Puffiness, Dryness and Sagging around the eyes.
• Increasing elasticity and plumps the skin around eyes.
• Providing a youthful texture around the eyes.
• Moisturizing the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging.
• Useful for the entire face. Can be applied all over the face for an enhanced glow and a more radiant looking face. Our Eye Gel Contains Plant Stem Cells For Intensive Anti-Aging Effects!
• Matrixyl 3000: Firms and tightens the skin around the eyes.
• Contains Aloe, Cucumber, Vitamin E, and Rosehip oil to nourish the skin under your eyes with natural ingredients
• Hyaluronic Acid: Deeply moisturizes the skin to reduce skin problems that occur due to age.

Can Be Used As An All-Over Face Treatment For A Brighter More Radiant Complexion

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It is recommended that the Intensive Youth Eye Gel be used twice a day, morning and night would be the best situation.  This eye gel leaves a soothing cooling feeling.  This gel feels lightweight and has a hint of cucumber scent.  The gel glides on very smoothly and leaves a silky finish.  It absorbs into skin very quickly.  It definitely de-puffs the under eye area.  After using it for 10 days I noticed that the my under eye area was not as dark as it was before.  It seems to have gotten noticeable brighter. should definitely be given a try.  It is available on


Mommy Style

Novelty sweaters aren't just for kids.  Wear them with skinny jeans, leather pants, sexy heels, or moto boots.  Leave the mom jeans and yoga pants at home!


Happy Birthday Frankie Angel! 

We miss you!



Pretty Unusual

On a quick Sunday shopping trip I saw this:

It was definitely made for my husband and I. 

It reminds me of the great line by the Joker in Batman 1989

The Joker: It's as though we were made for each other. Beauty and the beast. Of course, if anyone else calls you a beast, I'll rip their lungs out.

My husband and I love old movies.



Serenity Prayer


InstaNatural Review: Vitamin C Serum & Vitamin C Cream Moisturizer

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I was lucky enough to try InstaNatural's Vitamin C Serum and their Vitamin C Cream Moisturize.  Both products contain all natural ingredients. 

The InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum comes with a dropper allowing more control on how much it used.  The serum goes on very light and smooth which is great. It doesn't feel heavy at all.  It has an amazing fresh orange smell to it.  It is light on the skin and absorbs very quickly.  I've used the InstaNatural Vitamin C serum in the morning for 10 days straight along with the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cream Moisturize.  In the morning I massaged the serum into my face lightly.  I've noticed that my skin does feel tighter.  I've also noticed that my skin tone is more even looking.  I've also used them both under makeup and it seems that my makeup goes on my skin a bit smoother. My husband has tried it for a few days and he's noticed that his pores are slightly shrinking.
InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum:
  • SMOOTH APPLICATION - ABSORBS QUICKLY: This specialized serum provides instant hydration to the skin and goes on smoothly to provide soothing relief and moisture. It's a thick serum and very easy to spread with your fingers (unlike other water based serums). In addition, the Hyaluronic Acid prevalent in the serum enhances hydration further by boosting the skin's ability to retain moisture throughout the day to help combat dry and/or damaged skin.
  • FIGHTS AGAINST AGING: Our Vitamin C Serum is the perfect solution for your anti-aging needs. Our premium ingredients deliver potent results by boosting collagen production to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and even age spots! No more worries about skin discoloration or pigmentation.
  • OTHER SKIN BENEFITS: Even if you aren't looking to get rid of those pesky wrinkles or fine lines, our Vitamin C Serum can be used for so much more. It will also provide your skin with a better and smoother complexion by shrinking pores and evening out your skin tone to impart a youthful glowing radiance.
The InstaNatural Vitamin C Cream Moisturize is very light and non greasy.  I have used this along with the Vitamin C Serum for 10 days and although my results aren't drastic I have noticed that my skin feels a little firmer and that my skin's dark spots have gotten slightly lighter in tone.  My skin gets extra dry during the winter and the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cream Moisturize kept me moisturized without drying out.
Learn more about InstaNatural and their products at

Frankie Angel


Better Happier Human Beings

One of the first promises a parent makes to their child is, "I want to give you a life better than what I had."  It doesn't necessarily mean that their own lives were horrible.  It merely means they want to give their children more.  I want to give my children better lives, by first helping them become better happier human beings.
  • Laugh more.  Laugh at yourself. Take time to laugh and celebrate.
  • Take care of your body. Take care of what's inside.  A healthy mind, a healthy heart, and a healthy soul is important.  Never put your health or yourself last. 
  • You are never too old to learn.  Be open to learn lessons from unexpected sources.
  • Trust your gut.  If something doesn't feel right.  Don't do it.
  • Be humble.
  • Have an opinion.  Not having an opinion can be dangerous, or at the very least cause unhappiness.
  • Accept criticism graciously.  Don't take criticism personally.  If possible, spin the criticism in a positive way.  If not, ignore it.
  • Be honest.  It's easier to be honest than it is to keep up with a lie.  The consequences of a lie are worst.
  • Accept change.  Change is constantly occuring.  There are things you can't stop from happening.  You'll need it to run its course.  Accept it and take your time dealing with the change.  But don't let it change the person you are. 
  • Don't give money, give your time.  Your time and attention is worth more and can't be replaced.
  • Be loyal.  Be loyal to yourself and to the important people in your life.
  • Spend for the life you have, not the life you want.
  • Don't be afraid of taking a risk.  If you have to change your career 13 times to finally be happy.  Just do it.
  • Don't be afraid of mistakes.  Accept and admit you made a mistake.  Learn from it.  Move on.
  • Appreciate yourself.  Appreciate what you have. Appreciate others.


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