two for tuesday

two of my most favorite products right now:

i have been using the soap bark & chamomile deep cleansing cream since the spring when i wanted to switch to an all natural product. i just love it. the face wash helps reduce my break outs and cleans my skin while leaving it moisturized. personally, i enjoy the menthol tingle, along with the invigorating smell, however, some find it irritating versus pleasurable. the product rates a 2 on the cosmetics safety database (on a scale of 0-10, 0 being the lowest in chemicals,etc.), and retails for $8. **my bottle has lasted 3+ months

this is my MoSt fav product of the week -- less than a week actually. i took it from my friend this weekend (well--she gave it to me, i didn't steal it--as if! ... "clueless" anyone?) as it irritates her hands ( she has very sensitive skin) -- so sad for her, but oh happy day for me since it LoVEs my hands. now, i don't know how many times a day you wash your hands... but i would take a guess that i wash mine at least every 15-20 minutes at work and a couple times an hour at home -- that is roughly about 30x's every 8ish hours... then add in the cold weather, and multiple pumps of germx = dry, chapped, cracking hands that i had to deal with all last week (literally, i had 4 different cracks -- sooo sore). on sunday morning i tried this product. i have used it for the past 3 days, twice a day-- no more cracked or chapped hands!! the salve goes on kind of like an oil and will feel greasy for a couple of minutes, just keep rubbing it in, and then allow it a minute or two to settle. the farmer's friend hand salve rates at a 1 on the cosmetic safety database and retails for $9

-- other randomness --

*tonight i stopped by PInK night at misbehaven spa & salon -- it was their 4 year anniversary and also a time of giving back to the community by donating the night's proceeds to the local cancer center in honor of breast cancer awareness month -- i now have a pretty bright pink hair extension -- save the ta ta's ladies!!


10 things -- i love weekEnDs!

360. that is the number of unread posts i have sitting in my reader -- this is what happens when you don't use the internet for four days... kim says i should just hit "mark all read" ... that is cheating (also known in this case as saving valuable time), but i might on some of them...

i have been busy busy and sick, or fighting off the sick germs... thus neglecting my blog. but it's ok, because my dearest friend told me this weekend that blogs ... she put it much better than i am going to remember it... "never have people had so much to say about so little.".. or something like that.. i think she is probably right. but i told her that i give her something to do at 3am during her night shift break. and then i told her that i was "unsubscribing" her from reading my blog . but i don't really mean it, i love my friend. she is fabulous and makes me laugh. i told my husband tonight that it felt like he was with me this weekend because i was harassed so much by my dear one. friends are great. especially the ones who have known you forever and ever. that was my favorite part of my weekend trip. being with my three fabulous friends who have known me forEver -- talking about everything (i mean EveRything), not having to explain yourself because they already know, and turning to my friend, and with just one look, having her say " yes you can" because she knows exactly why i am bursting at the seams with laughter and what the next words that come out of my mouth will be.

10 things from the weekend and last week

*apples apples and more apples -- applesauce & dried apples -- yes, yes-- i did can again, and all by myself this time... i am a domestic goddess (ha!)
*kim and justin found another black widow in their bedroom -yiKes, where is that exterminator?
*got a haircut
*saw the husband for 8 hours
*hosted a party

*went to boise
*fought the sick germs -- sometimes i am winning, sometimes i am losing -- right now: winning
*did shots of fresh squeezed orange juice with cayenne pepper
*ate homemade lentil soup & english muffin bread (thanks kim), crockpot beans, and tonights curried garbanzos & tofu w/ coconut raisin rice -- delish-- legumes anyone?
*haven't really eaten sugar or dairy products since thursday (minus the costco mini brownie sample, how can you resist? and a two bites of pizza w/out most of the cheese on it) i will be well.

-- in short --
*i lOve my friends and family. i am blessed to have them in my life
*i loVe legumes
*i LoVe blogging because it allows me to digitally scrapbook&journal my random daily happenings and share them with those who aren't part of my daily life both now&future
*i lovE the fact that my mr. jon will be home for the season at the end of the weeK!