Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 20th day of January, 2014.

Well here we are almost one month into the New Year.

Did you make resolutions for the New Year?

Do you make resolutions?

I used to and then found myself forgetting about them after the first month.

I think if you live your best life each day that is the way to go.

I do try very hard most days to do just that.

There are times when your surroundings just eat at your good positive energy.

Then there are times when every second is magical.

I only wish that people would realize that being positive and happy takes less energy.

Perhaps someday.

Well back to the office.

The moon is visible so that is a great sign.

Always good to start the day with a clear sky.

Have a great Monday and remember smiling and being positive is always the best medicine and way to live your life.

Take Care.

Special Hello to: YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday, July 31st, 2012.

Last day of July for 2012.

The sun is brightly shining here in Edmonton and it promises to be a GRAND day.

I just know it.

Everyone I meet and everything I touch is going to be magical.

Good things are coming today for us all.

What are your good things?

What would happen to you that would make you bounce up and down like a small child excited for an ice-cream cone or their dream toy?

Mmm, let me see.

What would do that for me?

Well actually a few things.

A visit to my family and friends back in Regina…..

To tell my Aunt Helen that I love her in person ……

To tell my “Dad” Charlie that he is the best and that I love him in person…..

A huge bouquet of fresh cut flowers …… I love flowers….

A shopping trip to West Edmonton Mall where I could buy whatever I wanted…..

To travel to some faraway place….

To be in perfect health and have all the money that I ever would want or need…. (so I could be home with Alvin and take him for walks in the morning and at night) .

I guess we could all list a million things but these are a few of the things that popped into my head….

Whoops, how could I have forgotten ….. to take a trip to New York City with my daughter ……

So keep that list in your mind and think of those things often and they will come about …… the more you think about doing something the sooner it will come…

I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Peace and love to all.

Special Hello to:   dreamers …….


Always, Carol and Alvin


My favourite things …… beauty products

This morning,  I would like to share some of the beauty products that I have purchased, use daily and love.  As most women go, I have had a strange relationship with beauty products.  I love trying new things, and always have several shelves in my bathroom(s) stocked full of all things beauty.  But I am sure that most girls can relate. At first, we wonder what to use, and then when and how.  Some of us are fortunate to have someone to show us, and explain how these fascinating items are used.  After all, we all want to look like our favourite celebrity from the fashion magazines.  Besides, why not?  Well, once we float back to earth, and realize that no matter how magical the cosmetic companies deem their products to be ……. we will still look like  ourselves.  Which is a good thing.  Really, why would we want millions of look-alikes wondering around the planet.   We should always want to be the best “ME” ……

When I was in my teens it was all about the latest craze and fad regarding makeup.  Whether heavy blue shadow on the  eyes or false eyelashes.  In my twenties and thirties I was a working Mom so it changed into being a bit more practical, and whatever I could do in a short amount of time and still look nice, and also afford.  Then I hit my forties and it was all about less is more.  Now that I am in my fifties, I am a bit of it all.  I love trying new things.  With your skin tone and hair colour changing, I look for products that will enhance what I have and make me a better ME.  After all, that is what it is all about …… being a better ME or in your case, a better YOU.

So here are my current favourite products and why:

Lancome – Bi-Facil – Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (it is both gentle and actually removes your eye makeup) – just take a cotton pad and moisten with the remover and gently wipe off your makeup.

Lancome – Waterproof Eye colour Base (Nude) – when I ran out of my previous eye makeup base and went to replace it, I found that it was discontinued.   So on the advice of my local beauty consultant, I tried this. Works great.

Lancome – Hypnose Mascara and Oscillation Powerbooster Primer – both excellent products.

Lancome Produc

Benefit – Cream Eyeshadow – comes in glass pots and I have the following shades: get figgy (burgandy), gossip betty (purple) and r.s.v.p (pink/brown).  Love them.  No creasing.

Benefit Shadow

My number ONE product which is relatively new to me…. DA DA DA

SMASHBOX – BROW TECH TO GO – before I used this I used another Smashbox brow product but again it was discontinued. (a pattern, I wonder).  It is better and I love it.

Angeled crayon type applicator on one end,  and then on the other  there is a small fine brush.  Between the two of them they make perfect brows.


I am under no contract with any of these companies, I simply use these products and love them.  Just want to share …..

Always, Carol

Have a great day.

P.S. always be willing to try new things.  You never know what you might find!!!

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