Reprogramming Our Default Mode

We each think we have the corner on the market regarding truth. I remember hearing a pastor speak years ago about how the church (regardless of our denomination) may hold certain views today as non-negotiables but may have a new set twenty years from now.

Our parents, with a clean conscience, believed certain things and passed those beliefs down to us. Even though we may have gone through a period of our lives where we verbalized complete disagreement with those beliefs, as time passes those same views somehow become our default mode.

Yes, catch us off-guard, and those cultural beliefs and norms from our childhood seem to pop out of our memory and mouth. Sometimes, when we hear ourselves we are shocked and reflect on how we sound “just like our parents.”

We need to be intentional about what we believe. Think your belief system through and discuss it with someone that you can trust. Ask that person if what you are saying reflects how you live your life. It should!

May we all do a better job verbalizing what we truly believe so that we provide clarity and not confusion to those who are paying attention to what we have to say.

May God bless!

Disposable Vinyl Gloves

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I use these disposable vinyl gloves, which I purchase from Amazon, for everything. Not kidding, I use them in food preparation, cleaning my home, working outside… you name it, and I count on these gloves to make the job easier or less yucky, depending on what needs to be done.

What’s funny is that when I watch any Food Network cooking show, I always think, “You should be wearing disposable gloves to do that.” In food preparation, they are great in preventing contamination. When I’m finished slicing raw chicken, I just peel them off and toss them into the trash. Incredibly useful and convenient.

Head over here and get yourself a box of these Vinyl Gloves. You will find a million uses for them.

Makeup Organizer

I purchased this makeup organizer from Target a few months ago. Prior to purchasing, I had picked up a couple of very inexpensive ones from Amazon. They were just cheap looking and functionally they held few products.

This particular organizer can be bought in multiples and stacked if you have a lot of products you wish to store. Since I do, I actually purchased two of these sets and one like this one at Target. Together, I can store all my cosmetics and it takes up minimal real estate on my small vanity.

If you’re ready to organize your makeup and have been in the market for an organizer, take a look at this one. I absolutely love it.


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Have you heard of dermaplaning? It is a process where you exfoliate while also removing the fine hairs (peach fuzz) from your facial skin.

Using a tool such as a Feather Flamingo Facial Touch-up Razor (see picture above), you hold your facial skin taut. Holding the razor at a slight angle, you shave your entire face (less immediate eye area).

I heard about this from a beauty blogger on YouTube and tried it. I loved how my face felt afterward and could not believe how much dead skin was removed.

The bonus of dermaplaning is that all of your peach fuzz is removed. The fine hairs on your face may or may not be something that bothers you but I have to say it certainly makes makeup application look so much better.

And no, once removed the fine hairs on your face will not grow back as stubble. That is an old wives tale! Go ahead and pick up these inexpensive Feather Flamingo Facial Touch-up Razors and give dermaplaning a try. I think you’ll be very pleased.