Friday Favorites # 8 – Rodan + Fields

I haven’t talked about Rodan and Fields in awhile, but as you know I am a consultant and I am completely in love with their products. I fell in love months before I ever started representing this company. I truly believe in these products and I can’t wait to help you feel beautiful in your skin.

“Now I put on makeup because I want to not because I have to.”

These products speak for themselves.

REVERSE + REDEFINE

This is Amy Stumler. She is a consultant in Indiana.  Sometimes you really do not notice the subtle changes in your skin after using R+F, until you compare the pictures side by side. WOW! I am blown away. She is proof that consistent use of quality products will give you results.

After living in Hawaii, she had a lot of sun damage! She used Reverse and Redefine, both the Macro E and the Amp roller. Now, it doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s obvious, it’s worth it!!

Contact me to find out the best value to get you started with R+F. You will love your skin!

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Still think it’s not worth trying?? I think it’s time you gave it a shot! Email me today and let’s chat. I myself use the whole redefine line and tools; I am in LOVE!! My skin has never looked better.

SOOTHE + REDEFINE

She used SOOTHE for Rosacea for the first 3 months–> At the 3 month mark, she started REDEFINE.

“My face had become red and blotchy in the last few years. I had become embarrassed to have anyone see me without any foundation on my face. My dermatologist told me I had Rosacea and gave me some samples to try. None of them seemed to make any difference. So, I considered this my new normal, and, attempted to cover up the redness with several layers of concealer and foundation. By noon, the redness would begin to show through! Now, I felt uncomfortable even when wearing foundation. I started using Rodan and Fields Soothe regimen in February. Soon after I started using it, I was hospitalized with a rare disease. I made my husband bring it to the hospital so I wouldn’t miss any days using it. Before I left the hospital three weeks later, I was no longer embarrassed to have people see me without my foundation. Actually, I prefer the no foundation look and feel now. My skin is not only less red and blotchy, but it is so much smoother!”

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 Celebrities cannot get enough of Rodan + Fields

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www.reneeguy.myrandf.com

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Thank you Heather for hosting Friday Favorites.

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Thinking Out Loud # 41 – Babies

1. Why can’t I stop yearning for another baby? I mean seriously our little ones are still babies. It has truly become bad lately. I can’t even go on Facebook without tearing up (a lot of my friends have been having babies). You see I am having a very difficult time with the realization that we are done having babies; no more pregnancies, no more deliveries, no more hospital stays with our baby (we never got to do this with McKenzie and McKayla – they were in the NICU), no more night feedings, no more snuggling a newborn baby in bed, no more nursing, the list could go on and on. I love it all!!

Part of the reason this is even harder for me is because I don’t feel as though I have been able to really savor every moment with our twins (we had a rough pregnancy; TTTS, SIUGR and bed rest), then there was colic and a ton of ear infections followed by two ear tube surgeries. Anyway, it has been a rough few years and I am sad our baby years have come to an end. I love our twins with my whole heart I just wish they were not our last. I loved being pregnant with our singletons (a word I only learned after becoming pregnant with twins) and I love having newborns (but our twins were extremely tough; I feel as though we just did everything we could to get through the baby stage). I know everything happens for a reason and I truly believe this is exactly where I am supposed to be. I am doing exactly what I am here to do. I am a mom to four beautiful little girls and life is amazing. Wow, I really just put it all out there.

think - babies in nicu with mama2. I am truly going to embrace my little ones. I am going to cherish every moment I have with them. Before I know it McKenzie and McKayla are going to be getting on the school bus with their big sisters and I am going to be all alone and one sad Mama. The lesson I am learning is don’t rush through life no matter how difficult it may be try to find the best in everything you do. Look for the good in every situation.

3. Because of everything I have been feeling lately I told my little sister that I was going to borrow her baby (she’s not even pregnant) all the time. Anyone who knows me, knows I am serious. I cannot wait to hold her little one all the time. That baby is mine. :) Haha!!

4. 21 Day Fix extreme comes out in less then 2 weeks. I can’t wait!! It’s time to take my body to the next level.

5. This girl is adorable. I just can’t get enough Isabella and Mommy time. I love our time together. Isabella just dropped her nap last week; which at first I wasn’t sure about, but now I love it. I love spending one-on-one time with my baby.

One hot mess!!

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6. My babies!! They love to sit in their rocking chair and read.

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Our favorite book right now:

Twin to Twin

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Wow, this was a pretty deep thinking out loud. I guess I have had a lot on my mind lately. Thank you for letting me share it all with you. You are all amazing and oh so supportive. I truly appreciate you.

Thank you Amanda for hosting.

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  1. Tell me what is on your mind.
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WIAW # 95 – Creamy Salsa Chicken

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Whoo hoo, another new recipe; actually two new recipes. Wow, two weeks in a row and this one is a definite winner. Hubby is in love and continues to ask for it week after week. Best thing on all, this recipe couldn’t get any easier.

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Creamy Salsa Chicken

1 recipe of homemade cream of chicken soup (recipe below)

1 cup salsa of your choice

1.5-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (I use frozen chicken tenderloins – Costco or Sams)

Directions:

1. Put the first two ingredients and put them in a blender (I use my NutriBullet) and blend until smooth.

2. Place chicken and salsa/soup mixture into your crockpot. Cook on low for 2-4 hours (depending on if your chicken is frozen or not).

3. Once cooked take chicken out and shred it with two forks then place back in the crockpot to keep it warm until ready to eat. (Sometimes I leave it on low for 30 more minutes to keep it nice and hot). You want the shredded chicken to sit in the sauce for a little bit before eating.

I love putting the Creamy Salsa Chicken on chips and making nachos or it is fabulous paired with brown rice and sliced almonds. It is amazing in a tortilla or taco shell. Sometimes I just like to eat it all by itself. So delicious. The possibilities are endless.

This is the perfect recipe to make and have for the week. It’s easy, healthy, and delicious. I actually think I may love it even more the next day (reason being it sits in the sauce even longer; YUM!!).

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

This recipe tastes just like the store-bought version without any additives or preservatives.

3 Tablespoons butter

3 Tablespoons flour (any type; they all work great)

1/2 cup chicken brother (I use reduced sodium)

1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk, but you can use whichever type you choose.)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. In a small sauce pan melt butter, add flour. Whisk until a roux form; about 1 minute. Add garlic and pepper. Slowly whisk in chicken broth and milk. Bring to a shimmer and continue cooking until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and use as a regular can of condensed soup. Soup can be stored in fridge until you are ready to use.

This recipe yields one can of Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup.

I love making recipes using Cream of Chicken soup, but I hated using the canned version. I didn’t want to put all the fake ingredients into a homemade recipe. I didn’t want my homemade recipe to be tainted with additives. This recipe is quick and easy.

As always, thank you Jenn for hosting such a fun link-up all about food.

In the Comments Below:

  1. What was your favorite food from this week?
  2. Do you love the crockpot as much as I do?

 

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MIMM # 86

We had a marvelous weekend; I was able to spend a ton of time with my older girls and the babies. Mommy’s perfect weekend!!

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Saturday morning began with their “reward” for good behavior (I will talk about our new behavior system ASAP – I am in love with it and it’s so easy.). The reward they picked was going to the mall to play and shop. Our first stop was the carousel, followed by the toy machines and finally shopping at Children’s Place.

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Isabella always gets nervous when the carousel first starts moving. However, Sophia loves everything about it!!

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We ended our fun morning in the dressing room at Children’s Place. Yes, both girls wanted to try on all their clothes and let me tell you it was not easy (I was exhausted afterwards). Ha!! But we had so much fun together. I truly love being able to spend time alone with Sophia and Isabella. They are amazing little girls.

Our tired girls snuggling after the mall.

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Saturday evening we celebrated my Grandma’s (Gigi) birthday. She is such a wonderful and special lady. I loved that she was surrounded by people that love her. The night ended with Sophia and Isabella spending the night at Mimi and Papa’s (this wasn’t planned, but boy were they excited). We left with only two kids; so easy. :) Seriously, we woke up Sunday morning and it was quiet and calm. It’s funny to think two kids no big deal; that’s life with four.

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I loved our Sunday morning; we had breakfast and relaxed with McKenzie and McKayla. I love being able to spend one two-on-one time. This weekend was a wonderful mix of me and my older girls, as well as me and my babies. Love all my girls!!

Sunday we took the girls to Pizza Hut for BookIt, a program that gives kids a free personal pizza for reading each month. Steve and I ventured out with our four girls (Oh and don’t forget tired girls) and it was quite the experience. We will not be doing that any time soon. Next time we will order pizza and enjoy it in the quiet craziness of our home. Ha!! We will still celebrate Sophia’s amazing reading, but just not at Pizza Hut.

All Isabella wanted was salad. Oh my Isabella.

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Thank you Katie for hosting.

In the Comments Below:

How was your weekend? I loved to hear all about it.

 

 

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