Saturday, September 8, 2018

And a year later.....

Well, it's been a year since I posted anything here. Life is still super busy and finding time for anything other than the basics is hard to do. There has been a lot of happenings in the past year. I discovered a whole new level of heart break and betrayal that I wish I did not have to know.

So Pacey will be 18 in 2 days. But he moved out and decided that he did not want me as his mother back in February. February 13th to be exact. I am far from a perfect mother but I went above and beyond for him and all my kids. Basically he got in trouble for the upteenth time and we decided this time he was going to face the consequences for his actions. To him this meant that we didn't love him and that we didn't care what happened to him. I could have handled this because I knew he would understand it eventually. Instead my mother stepped in and told him that he was right about everything he thought and informed us that he was no longer our child and that she was bailing him out of trouble. He has not been home since. He rarely talks to us and refuses to go anywhere with us.

I know that one day he will realize that I do love him and only want what's best for him. But the betrayal of my mother is more that I can take. People say that forgiveness is key and that it is the only option. Well, let's just say this was the straw that broke the camel's back. So I'm done. Which also means that my family has decided that I am in the wrong and I lost them too.

In other news, the other boys are doing great as are John and I. Calvin is marching with our local high school band and I love it! I am so happy he is a band geek and it brings back so many memories from my high school days.

In the past year we have spent multiple weekends fishing at the beach, deep sea fishing, shark fishing from the shore, scalloping, going to Disney on a field trip, and getting closer as a family. It's been an adventure and it has been a good one. There have been ups and more downs but I think that the lessons we are learning will make us all stronger in the end.

I think that one of the biggest lessons to come from these  past few months is that you never really know how much someone hates you until they find the opportunity to break you. You can either let them or you can take it and move on to another day and grow stronger from it. I am choosing the later.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Life is ROUGH right now

I am all for following your dreams and furthering your education no matter how old you are. BUT good gravy, I think it may drive me to the nut house. In the last two weeks I have cried over 2 papers, stressed out about Statistics to the point that I am not sleeping, and contemplating finishing this quarter next week and then not going back. Add to all these final papers and actual finals the fact that all 4 kids have projects due that apparently did not get assigned until the last minute if you listen to them and the fact that John is about to be out of town for 3 weeks and you can just imagine what I feel like.

Oh and did I mention Irma? Yeah- what in the world is this storm doing? All in one day it's coming towards us, it's not going to hit us, oh never mind, it's coming toward you again. How in the world am I supposed to prepare for that? The world has gone nuts around here with all the talk of the storm too. I mean we live in southwest GA but places are selling out of gas and water left and right. The lines are just crazy. I know we are from the south and people think we are all crazy but right now I think they may be right.

Politics is another one! I think the media needs to take a very long vacation and let Americans be Americans instead of stirring up all this controversy. And then the whole it was fine when this person said it but now that a different one is saying it they are trying to destroy the country thing is bordering on laughable. Bottom line- if you are in there right now you need to go and let some new people take your place. These congress people who have been serving for 20-30 years need to move on and term limits have a lot of merit. They are not about their actual constituents anymore- no matter which party it is they are all about the money they can get out of it.

All in all, finals are going to drive me insane and I hope I at least get to take my final (and hopefully, please Lord pass) before the storm hits or we lose power and internet. I don't think my sanity will take it if I worked so hard all quarter and then fail the class because of a storm.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Why Posh?

So in transparency, I am procrastinating working on Statistics right now and sharing with you why I decided to sell Perfectly Posh.

I started off buying the products and I fell in love with them. So I decided that if I could paid every week selling products that I use daily and that I love it was a win win situation. But then the more I thought about it the more I realized that with Posh, I could give up my PRN job and be home every weekend. With Posh I could help other women pamper themselves and realize how important it is. With Posh I could have an extra income that worked with my full time job schedule and my school schedule without giving up any more time with my family.

That is why I started selling Posh. I had huge dreams that this was going to take off and be a great success. It has been everything else. From the time I signed up to two weeks later, our very small town became overflowing with Posh consultants as did the town I work in. I have a VIP group that no one interacts in and run sales and giveaways that no one participates in. It is frustrating. But I keep trying.

I keep being asked why I keep trying. I keep trying because I need this to work. I need and extra income but I have no extra time to take on another brick and mortar building job. I need the flexibility of working from my phone while driving to the grocery store or when going somewhere with my family. I want to share these products with everyone because I think that everyone will love them too. Plus everything is under $25, naturally based, and made right here in the USA. How can you beat that ?

So go check it out.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh


Monday, August 21, 2017

How do you moisturize?

An important part of skin care is making sure you moisturize. Most moisturizers make my face oily or they just don't do enough. That is they did until I found Perfectly Posh. Unlike the face washes, I have not tried all of these. But the ones I use, I love.

First up is Never Grow Old Serum. I use this around my eyes to lighten dark circle and to get rid of fine lines. It works! It has caffeine, lavender, lemon, and B3 in it. I personally use it every morning and night but some consultants say to use it just once a day.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/never-grow-serum
 The Never Grow Old Face Creme is a light weight moisturizer for dry skin. It smells like coconut and vanilla. You can put it in the refrigerator on hot days and have a cooling moisturizer at night. I use this one before bed 5 times a week.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/never-grow-face-creme
 The Night and Day moisturizer is my morning go to. It is lighter weight and with olive oil and aloe vera as it's base. I use this in the mornings before putting on my make up. Or on the weekends, I use just this and wear no make up.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/night-day-face-moisturizer
 Moisture 911 is a great moisturizer with caffeine for your mornings. I don't use this one but I have tried it. This one if for those with really dry skin.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/moisturize-911-facial-moisturizer
Apricots Overnight is what it sounds like, a night time moisturizer. It is heavier than the other moisturizers and smells like Apricots. I use this one twice a week. If my skin is really dry because I have been out in the sun too much I will use this one more often.

https://LauraPratt.po.sh/apricots-overnight-moisturizing-face-mask
 I have not tried the rest of these so I really cannot tell you a whole lot about them. But according to the experts, if you have oily skin then face oils will help decrease it. I honestly don't know if that is true or not so if you use these please email me and let me know what you think!
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/call-it-night-nighttime-face-oil

https://LauraPratt.po.sh/dawn-me-daytime-face-oil

One thing about Perfectly Posh products is that I really use them. My family uses them and I love sharing about them. If you are interested in some samples you can email me with your name and address and I will send you some. I think that everyone deserves to be pampered and I think that once you try these products, you will love them too.
It is also a great company to work for! I get paid EVERY week on what I sell and I earn free products. They provide all the training you need to be successful and our consultants help each other out. We have a lot of fun with the company and with each other. It has been the best direct sales company I have worked for. I can also send you more information about joining if you are interested. 
Let me know if I can help you! To find out more head over to https://LauraPratt.po.sh.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Perfectly Posh- Face Washes

I have been selling Perfectly Posh since February and I have to say I am still loving it. I posted about it when I first started selling and then along with other things, I didn't blog reviews like I planned to do. Right now, Perfectly Posh has 4 face washes but since one of them is retired and will soon be completely gone, I am only going to review 3.

First up, BFF. To be honest, this little gem is what sold me on selling the products. A gentle exfoliater that can be used daily, this face was smells like peppermint and leaves your face feeling fresh and clean. It is still my favorite and it is still my go to face wash. This face wash had me giving up my Rodan and Fields and has left my skin clearer than it has been in years.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/bff-best-face-forever-exfoliating-face-wash

Next is our newest face wash- Bright Young Thang. A non-exfoliating face wash that smells like ginseng and has caffeine as a main ingredient. I am loving this one! I started using it in the mornings and BFF at night this week.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/bright-young-thang-face-wash
And last but not least is That's So Cuke. A foaming face wash that smells like cucumbers, this is perfect if you are looking for a light face wash that leaves your face clean. It also helps cool off your skin on hot days. I used this one when it was released over the summer in different packaging. It is not my favorite but it certainly felt good when it was so hot.
https://LauraPratt.po.sh/thats-so-cuke-fresh-foaming-face-wash-0
Perfectly Posh sells all kinds of products with the soul purpose in mind of pampering everyone. It doesn't have to take a whole day. It can simply be a face mask while you do laundry or a bath with one of our Fizi's or bath salts. I would love to talk to you more about these awesome products and help you find your perfect fit. Everyday is buy 5 products get the 6th free and $5.99 shipping. That means you can buy everything on your list and still be $5.99 and get some of your products for FREE! There is also a PERKs reward program that gives you 10 points for every dollar spent and earns you free products. Plus there is a 200 PERK bonus when you sign up for the program and even a 500 PERK bonus for your birthday.
Visit my site at https://LauraPratt.po.sh
You can join my VIP group on Facebook for exclusive offers and the latest news here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904752733104901/

Next week we will look at all of our amazing moisturizers.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Snake Bite Updates

It's been about a month and a half since this "fun" adventure started. Josh is doing great. Other than the fact his finger is still healing, you would never know anything happened to him. School started at the end of July and he has gone back to his normal routine and his normal self.

I am finally ready to post pictures of his finger- it really has come a long way.
30 minutes after the bite- June 29

June 30

July 5

July 13

July 15

August 2
July 29- the first ER- Miller County Hospital


The CCU at South East Alabama Medical Center

The day we went home.
 He is certainly a very lucky kid. And we are definitely very thankful parents.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

What a Week

It's been a week since Josh was bitten by a snake. We have learned more about snake bites and anti-venom than I ever wanted to know. We have a long road ahead of us.

We left the hospital on Saturday afternoon. Josh was feeling better and after 18 vials of anti-venom, the critical care doctor and the pediatrician agreed that there was no reason for us to stay. In the multiple conversations held with doctors and Josh we learned what really happened and also that their initial suspicions of the snake being a copperhead were wrong. According to the critical care doctor, Josh was bitten by a cottonmouth. Apparently he can tell by the amount of swelling that occurred as well as the actual puncture wounds themselves.

Now to what really happened. Josh and Miles were playing in the yard when they saw a snake. They found an old lunchbox and Josh picked the snake up and placed it in the box. They were taking the box to the house when he started to drop it and as it opened the snake bit him.

I know that I said in my previous post that my children know the rules about snakes. They do. They can tell you all about them. Apparently boys will be boys according to the doctor and these boys didn't follow the rules. The other thing is that there is a possibility the snake would not have bit Josh if he had not put him in a box. Cottonmouths only bite when threatened. It was apparently not feeling threatened when they were just playing with him. We have also been told that if it was Miles who had been bit, he would have lost his finger and possibly more.

Josh is going to be okay with little to no long term problems. Right now we are watching the wounds to see how much tissue he is going to lose and starting therapy for his whole hand. He is lucky. He also is very hard headed and I am worry that he may not have learned to leave snakes alone.

I am documenting his finger everyday and for the first few days every few hours. I want him to be able to go back and see all of this at a later time. I am not posting them anywhere though. They are not the easiest pictures to stomach if you don't like looking at wounds.

In the last week, I have learned a whole new meaning to the word grateful. I wish that I had not had to learn it this way though. I am hoping that Josh has learned some things from all of this too.