Sunday, January 8, 2012

New me, New Year

Hiii All!!!

The New Year came in with a bang, and I spent it at home quietly listening to the fireworks and the crowds screaming!  It's amazing, I live about 7 miles from the strip and I could hear all the hundreds of thousands of people collectively screaming at midnight!  I might not have been there, but I could feel the energy and excitement.

I'm sure all of us has New Year's resolutions, right? Well, since this is a special year for me (going toward my 50th year of life) I have decided to enter a bodybuilding competition...amateur masters division I think it's either 35+ or 45+.  I want to have lean, super tone muscle, so I will compete in the bikini division!  I'm excited, the competition is in April, I'm about 16 weeks out.  I started training on Thursday.  Wish me luck!  I will monitor my progress :)   

Till next time! XO

Friday, December 30, 2011

Holidays and Work!!

Just wanted to wish each and everyone a very safe and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Seasons Greetings!!


This year has flown by, I don't know about you, but I have overindulged wayyy too much already!!  What's a person to do?? Christmas parties, "going away" parties....way too many friends that bake delicious cookies and cakes...I am only human and I will enjoy my life!! haha

It's kind of early to start, but today I started to detox....not a big deal really, but I'm going to start eating clean ( lots of water, green tea, cranberry tea  Cranberry Tea Benefits dandelion tea Facts: Dandelion Tea Benefits and a detox plan I got from Whole Foods called "Flush and be Fit", it's a 14 day wish me luck, and I will keep you posted!!  

As for the parties...what a blast!!  Good times and great memories!  Here are a few pics to share :)

My son Eddie and Me
My mom Rosie and Me


Siegfried (from Siegfried and Roy)

Unfortunately, my daughter Marissa (Rissrose2) and my grandbabies, were not able to go due to being ill, but we were missing them!  :)   
My son Eddie, my niece Kara, the guy with the headband and cape, and Me !!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

playing on the Computer!

Guest Speaker here!!! Yours truly Rissrose, I'm setting up my mom with a twitter account and have decided to post this picture that we have taken with photobooth!


XO Rissrose

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hi Guys!!!  A quickie blog......Just getting ready to go to a Christmas Party, but wanted to share with you some things from an article I read today :)

7 Steps to Younger Looking Skin

must know rules

  1. Suds up at night
  2. Be UV-ovsessed
  3. Manage stress
  4. Use a retinoid
  5. Update your routine
  6. Eat omega-3s
  7. Exercise regularly
Just some food for thought....we can talk about these rules in more detail next post.

But, I gotta get ready for this party now!!

Sexy is a state of is getting "OLD"


  I'm still a little I went on to RissRose2 vlog and read all the comments to get inspiration.  I was so flattered by all of the sweet and very kind comments! Then, I was my daughter that inspired me.  
  It's funny, really....all of your childrens' lives you're in control, and the teacher....then you wake up and realize that your children have turned into adults and they have a thing or two to teach you.  It's humbling, but it also makes you proud as a parent.  I wonder what those two grand babies of mine will be teaching me!!  To me, like my own children, they will always be my babies.....I am truly blessed!!! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

First Blog

Hi!This my first post on my blog and this is so silly....I'm nervous, I feel like I should have some training wheels on or something! Ok, breathe we go :)

Usually, I don't go to bed this late...but,no matter what, I do this every night before I go to bed and that is take off my make up. Plain and keeps your skin healthy. When we talk about aging gracefully, we gotta do this. When I was younger I just used Cetaphil cleanser and Cetaphil cream, (it used to be so simple!)But now I incorporate a retinoid and a skin lightener. The retinoid I use is prescribed by my dermatologist, it's called Adapalene cream 0.1% the skin lightener is from my derm as well, it has Hydroquinone 8% in it. I'll talk about that more in another blog... There are several good retinoids OTC, so don't think you have to go to the derm!! The reason I use the skin lightener is because as we age, our skin changes (obviously) and so on this part of my journey, I got hyper pigmentation (lucky me). Now, I gotta warn you...when using these products you really need to use a sunscreen at least a 35, actually, even if you don't use these products, USE SUNSCREEN!!!

Well, fell asleep in between the start and finish....gonna get a little cardio in before I start my day!!

Let me know what your thoughts are, what products you use....let's figure some of this out together!! I'm excited...