Mommalogues Weekly Round-up!

Ahh another week has past and that leaves us with another week of the Mommalogues! So let’s get to it…

On Monday we tackled the idea of gift giving. Specifically, gift giving to me and how important it is for me to get the perfect gift. As you will see, I am all heart, I just want my family to be happy blah blah blah at Christmas time. But Mother’s Day… Now that’s where I get my jollies. Don’t you screw up my Mother’s Day.

Watch you warning HERE.

Tuesday was all about the cookie. Now my mother-in-law is like a cookie sensi, cookie master or cookie ninja, if you will. Find out why I am so fat HERE.

Wednesday we strolled down memory lane and talked about what was the best thing that happened to us in 2011. For me it was finally making an honest man out of Rutherford. I am no longer getting the milk for free, living in sin, or shacking up. On top of that I will always remember 2011 as the year my baby went for a baby to a toddler. ::mommy tear:: See it HERE.

On Thursday, ugh, we talked about the worst thing that has happened to us in 2011. Now, we are very blessed and can’t really complain about anything this year (unlike a lot of people, thank you God). But if I have to pick out one thing I could have lived without, it would be wrecking Rutherfords car. And a friends brand new Lexus. In my driveway. At the same time.

Feel my humiliation HERE with me.

And on Friday we were asked what our kids wanted for Christmas. I answered for Audrey, I hope she doesn’t mind. Watch her video HERE.

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas. I know we did here. Love you all!

Let’s catch-up with the Mommalogues!!

Okay so I’m a little behind on my posts. Between showing you how awesome Beauty Society is and picking a winner for my ErinCondren.com contest (Congrats Bobbie!), it’s been kinda crazy.

But worry not, dear soul, for I am here to spread my particular brand of joy and drivel.

On Tuesday we talked about TV and kids. In my video I go from one extreme to the other and come to the realization at the end that my husband will kill me when he sees how much TV our child actually watches.

But I swear, it’s really not that much, right? Watch HERE.

On Wednesday we gave our birth stories. Mine was glorious and fabulous, mostly because they give you some kick ass drugs in the hospital. I don’t know why more people don’t give birth more often.

Watch me recount the story of my brief foray into the world of Michael Jackson HERE.

On Thursday we discussed pregnancy cravings, of which mine were notorious in the Yontz family. I still can’t look at a box of Lucky Charms the same again. Find out why HERE.

And last, but certainly not least, we have Friday where we discussed our favorite Christmas gift we ever received. Awww….Watch HERE.

Yeah! Now you’re all caught up. Now don’t we all feel better?

Pimple free in 2012 with Beauty Society? Yes please!

I would like to preface this whole deal by saying one thing: I love my baby. Like a lot a lot. She’s cute and super cool and smells good (sometimes) and makes me a better person all around.


However…


She ruined my body. Like a lot a lot.


I have saggy swingy boobs now. My belly is “interesting” (but discovering a little gem called Yummie Tummie has been helping with that). And my skin. Ugh, don’t get me started on my skin. It’s ruined. It’s terrible. Like embarrassingly terrible.


Like fifteen year old boy who’s voice is cracking, eats pizza 5 times a day and works the fryer at McDonalds terrible.

Exhibit A

I know, right? And this was on a GOOD day!


I was one of those lucky girls in high school who didn’t have to deal with teenage acne. And I told anyone that would listen that I never took my makeup off at night and used bar soap every day on my life.


It was awesome.


And then I gave birth to Audrey.


*facepalm*


So I have this amazing friend named Silvia who has been telling me about this beauty line called Beauty Society where she is a “Diva”.


Beauty Society is a company founded by a woman named Jeannie Lorin who says, in her own words, that she is “obsessed with helping women obtain their Full Potential In Beauty, Financial Dreams and Giving Back to the world!” Not a bad goal to have, if I do say so myself. 


What she has created is a beauty empire with a conscience, where women can run and control their own businesses in an ‘everyone wins’ business model while giving back to women throughout the world. 

Getting back to me…



Now I’m more of a complainer, not so much a doer. I mean she’s been telling me about her line for EVER and I pretty much just preferred to sit and whine about how crappy my skin was. Doing something, well, that would be way too proactive for me.


And then this beautiful little care package came in the mail…(by the way, it’s probably the best smelling package I’ve ever received too. Like how you would imagine a love letter from Elle Woods would be.)

Now mind you when you look at how much of the cleanser I’ve used…I got this back in SEPTEMBER, it is now mid DECEMBER!


First off, we have Set Me Free pore clearing cleanser. Um, LOVE. This is the description on the site:

Break free from the shackles of excess oil, impurities, congested pores and those horrible nuisances called ‘breakouts’. Made entirely of fresh natural cleansing agents derived entirely from tea tree, sage, thyme and eucalyptus, this amazingly powerful, oil free cleanser was created for those with normal-to-oily blemish-prone skin types to purify pores deep down where the issues start. Set your best face forward from this day on with beautifully clearer, healthier skin.

My description is that it’s a bottle of awesomeness that smells all minty and fresh. Easily removes eye makeup and doesn’t make my face feel all dried out. I use it every time I wash and even with a face scrub brush for extra exfoliation. 

Next we have Drama Free (don’t you just love the name?) repair serum. This is what the site says about it:

Your life has enough drama. Make your skin one less thing to worry about. Let this ultra-powerful, cutting edge serum take the ‘drama’ away from multiple skin issues related to sun-damage, fine lines, rosacea, scarring, acne, laser or chemically treated skin. Ingredients like soluble betaglucans, superoxide dismutase and sodium hyaluronate will work overtime to bring back the youthful glow and continue to teach the skin to repair itself. Now the drama in your life won’t show on your face.

I have to say, this stuff works. I have been so worried about the long term damage to my skin (marks and scars) due to the break outs and this stuff has been working hard to clear it all away. I am positive my skin wouldn’t look as great as it does now without it.

Now my FAVORITE MUST NEED YOU HAVE TO BUY NOW item is Blemish 911. Observe…

Stop picking and let this wonder gel soothe, fight bacteria, and fix that pesky blemish. Salicylic acid cleans the pores while hydrating algae, betaglucans, green tea and cornflower go to work so that irritation, redness and inflammation don’t take over your face. Then, an invisible seal covers and protects the blemish from pollutants and makeup. Those blemishes don’t stand a chance against the hop-to-the-rescue super gel. 

Okay, my description? This little blue bottle is full of acne voodoo and kickassedness (is that a word? It is now.) No seriously, it is. I put it on a jerkface pimple at night and like magic, all gone by morning. If you’re going to by one troubleshooting product, this would be it.

And last but not least we have Anytime Anywhere time-released moisturizer.

Smooth it on baby! Anytime. Anywhere. This time-released, age-fighting moisturizer isn’t called the ‘smart moisturizer’ for nothin’. Working with the skin’s own natural moisturizing lipids, Anytime, Anywhere perfectly balances any skin type — normal, oily or dry. Worn day and night, this silky soft lotion delivers deep down hydration, while also fighting back the hands of time with Vitamins A, C and E.

I will admit one thing about myself here, I am a moisturizer snob. I have been know to shell out some serious coin on stuff like La Mer, Shiseido and Dr.Perricone. I know good moisturizer when I see it. And ladies, let me tell you…I saw it! This is my new go-to for my face. No heavy perfume, creamy texture and non-greasy. What’s not to love. 

So now for the end result…
Sexy beast. 

So, now other than having had 1 problem with the packaging of my moisturizer, I’m a Beauty Society convert and you can be too. (My issue was quickly address, corrected and replaced. How’s that for great customer service?) Silva is offering 10% off your order from now until January 13th, 2012 with the code SILVIA10. You can get this deal ONLY if you order from her own page. So be aware of that when you place you order. Just so you know, they aren’t JUST a skincare line! Check out the skin care (anti-aging/daily/acne), make-up, perfume AND even that super amazing awesome Enormous Lash that makes your lashes and even eyebrows grow and fill in. I’m asking Santa for that this year, I HATE my lashes!



Afraid to try it out? Don’t be! All Beauty Society products are 100% money back guaranteed for 1 year on skin care (30 days on makeup) so it’s completely RISK FREE! You can’t even get that kind of deal at the department stores. (Trust me, I’ve tried to return products, it doesn’t go over so well with the perfume jockeys.) If that’s not kickass enough, certain products are recyclable and REFILLABLE. Yes, you read that right. You get a discount when you buy refills as opposed to buying a whole new bottle. Genius.

Try it out, you won’t be sorry. Get to know Silvia, she’s super nice. I’ve known her half my life so she’s pretty legit. :)

Are you looking to find a new product? Whats your trouble area? Have you tried Beauty Society before? 
Now for the legal sounding crap. Other than having been given product for review, I was not compensated in any way for my glowing review and was not swayed in any other way. I just really think they are awesomesauce. Now go order from Silvia. You’re welcome.

Today we turn 1!!

Today is a big day for my piddly little blog. Today is my 1 year blogaversary.

Woohoo!

We made it a whole year! Can you believe it? With all the drivel and crap I spew, people are still reading. And it’s not just me and my mother-in-law anymore!

What started out as a place for me to gripe, bitch and moan has turned into a career.

From my first post detailing in how I have no idea what the hell I’m doing, to today’s Mommalogues.

It’s been an amazing ride and I have YOU, yes YOU, to thank for it.

I am so humbled but your support, comments and kind words. They keep me going, keep me posting and keep me motivated to continue to spew my BS for many more years to come.

You may have just shot yourself in the foot with that one.

So Thank You. From the bottom of my heart.

Every misspelled word, poorly phrased run-on sentence, and recounted humorous story about my husband, is all for you.

Thank you.

We’re talking about giving back on today’s Mommalogues

Teaching your kids that the holidays are about giving AND receiving is a tough thing to do but oh so important.

As a family we have tried so hard to give back to our community, our church and where ever else we can.

I truly believe that Audrey will grow to be a charitable person because she sees it in us.

Watch today’s video and find out how we give back and why…and watch my kid get on my last nerve.

Watch HERE.

Today’s Mommalogue is about unanswered prayers…

Today we get a little personal on the Mommalogues. The question was about how we told our spouses that we were pregnant.

I get real here and I didn’t sugar coat the truth. It’s actually one of my favorite stories to tell.

Things don’t always happen how and when you think they should. But if i’ve learned anything over the past few years it’s that God had a plan for my life and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Watch my video HERE and find out why I love my husband as much as I do.

Today’s Embarrassing Mommalogue…

Today we are talking about our most embarrassing mom moments…

Well, considering Audrey is just starting to talk, I know this is just the beginning.

Sigh…

Check out my video HERE and watch the other ladies, as well.

Might make you feel better about your kids. But just so we won’t feel so bad, comment and let me know what your most embarrassing mom moment was!