Cranberry-Orange Cookies.

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I want to share my family’s favorite cookie.  My son, John, has asked me for these for a Christmas present.   They are Ah-MAZE-ing!  You can find the recipe here: Pillsbury Cranberry-Orange Cookies

I don’t make these often because they are a bit of a pain.  You have to cut up those candied orange slices into tiny little pieces and that’s a sticky, somewhat difficult, task.  Very much worth it though!!   I save these for something special, like my son asking for them for any reason :-).

The little kids like helping because they get to snack on the orange slices as you cut them up.  Plus the frosting is fun to do too.


I wanted to share some Rodan and Fields pictures.   It really is such a great product.

Rodan and Fields 

Remember, this has a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your results.   If you want to try a product out and not invest so much money, I would recommend the eye cream, lip serum, or microdermabrasion paste.  You can try one of these products, which you will love, and then you can test the results on yourself.   Once you see how great these products work, you will feel confident in purchasing the other products.  The Active Hydration Serum is fantastic too!  You will see visible results after one application of that hydrating fountain of youth!

My mom has been using these products.   She complained a bit about it drying out her skin.    This is a very strong skin altering skin care regime.   When I first started the Reverse Regimen, my skin actually peeled a little bit.   At the time, I was going to a professional aesthetician, getting photo-lazer to treat my rosacea, and was told I had great results with the product.   It was doing what it was supposed to.  Your face adjusts to the products.  As your skin improves and the sun damaged is corrected, the products will feel great.   When I first used the product, I had to use it only once a day and work my way up to twice daily.




Lost in Time Shawl

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I wanted to show and tell some of Lauren’s projects.  She likes to crochet and can do some knitting.  Whereas, I like to knit and can do some crochet.  She is working on the cutest shawl.   It’s called “Lost in Time” by Johanna Lindahl and you can find her pattern here: Lost in Time Shawl.

You should go see the finished projects on Ravelry.  There are 1250 finished projects and  the different color combinations are absolutely stunning!  She ordered the suggested yarn and it is very affordable and good quality yarn.


The yarn arrived yesterday and she has already gotten this far….  It’s a work in progress and not blocked yet.  This will be her first project that she has blocked.  It will be neat for her to see the magic blocking does for a project.


I stopped by her house yesterday and was the typical nosey mother-in-law and went thru her current projects.  She just decides she’s going to make something and gets her crochet hook out and there you go, she has a project.  I have to have a pattern.

I loved this!


She said she wasn’t crazy about it, but I think it’s gorgeous!  Look how pretty these colors go with her teal nail polish.   She is going to make it into a cowl.   She is from Austin, Tx and has moved here to Edmond, OK.  We have fall and winter here and I’m so excited that she gets to wear lots of knit accessories.   She’s going to love it!


This is a poncho she is making.  She is not done.  But I liked it so much, I wanted to take a picture now.  This is some of the Malabrigo yarn I found at a garage sale.  An entire 10 skein bag full of it.  I’m so happy it has found a home with Lauren and her poncho.  I can just see her taking Luke to the park with this on.  I know, I sound like a broken record, but she is so beautiful.  Her skin is perfect!

I was brought up as a lake kid.  My parents took my step-sister and myself to the lake almost every other weekend growing up.  I had sunburn after sunburn.  Then, as a teenager in the 80’s, we bronzed ourselves in baby oil all summer.  I spent a lot of time at the water park during the summers with my girlfriends.   I’ve had extremely severe sunburns growing up and my skin shows it now.  I’ve had women come up to me and scold me for the freckles on my back as if it’s Leprosy (no kidding).  Raising my children, we were taught to apply the sunscreen.  It wasn’t like that when my parents were raising kids.  So my children’s generation all have pretty skin.  My daughter, Lindy, is the same, beautiful skin!

Thanks to Rodan & Fields, I’m well on my way to reversing all that skin damage.  I’m going to share some other people’s results too.

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This is what my back looks like. Look at her amazing results!


This woman looks like a mother/daughter photo. I would never guess this is the same woman.

Rodan & Fields

I found out yesterday that a local yarn store, The Gourmet Yarn Company in NW OKC on May Ave is closing!  They are having a clearance sale this Saturday and Sunday with everything  25-50% off storewide.  I am fully loaded on yarn, but a sale is a sale, and knitting needles are rarely ever on sale.  I hope to stock up on some circulars.

Enjoy your day.





Facelift in a Bottle


I want to introduce everyone to Rodan and Fields.   These are the dermatologists that created Proactive.   They have an anti-aging skin care line.  I have been using these products for more than a year now.

No judgements please, but I am one of those people who can be lazy with their skin care.  I often go to bed with my makeup on.  I wash my face once a day (mostly), but not always with the full spectrum of products.  I STILL have great results!  These products work!


I took this picture today (8/11/17) with no makeup on.  I do have lipgloss on, but that’s it.  Nothing else.  I am 48 years old!  I think I look pretty darn good for nearly 50! (Except for that mole on my nose!   It looks like a blemish, but it’s not, it’s a mole. )

Remember I’m a lazy face washer!   Imagine the results you will have with consistancy.  You can see the wrinkles on my chest.  Those used to be deep!  They are much better, but I still have room for improvement.  It’s all about consistancy.

I was in Colorado recently and suffered altitude sickness.  I was very sick!  My eyes were jaundiced, I had red little dots all over my face, my lips went numb, severe headache, and vomiting all over Colorado.  I’m a pretty calm cucumber when it comes to illness, but I was worried ! I went to the doctor and the nurse was checking me in.  She was getting my history and she looked at the paperwork and exlaimed, “You are 48 years old!”  No wonder you are worried.  I thought you were 30!.”   As sick as I was, I sure did enjoy that compliment!


This is my husband, Len.  This is his “before” and 5 facials “after”.  I have to run him down and make him do his face.    His skin looks so much better!  The texture alone is amazing.  He already looks younger.   He is only 10 years older than me.

Here are some other’s results.


Please pay attention to the length of time this gentleman used the products; only 2 weeks!  He looks like he has had a face lift.  Truly amazing.  Check out that grin on his face on the second picture.  How can you not be pleased with those results.


The products are not only for your face.   I use them on my décolleté.  I’m a bit overweight and I sleep on my side.  I had deep crevices on my chest.   I’m not perfect yet, but, it has certainly improved.   I have just fine lines now.    I also use the Active Hydration on the back of my hands and have had amazing results on my hands.    Go to my website and look around.   You can buy product,  research, and learn about the products.   Click on the “Contact Me” at the top of the page and comment and I will send you a free trial of the Reverse Regimen and a Dermabrasion sample.   Rodan and Fields is so confident in their products, that you can purchase a 60 day package, and if you are not satisfied, return it for a full money back guarantee.

I will tell you upfront, you purchase products in a 60 day format.  So what you buy lasts you for 2 months.   The way I use the products, they last longer for me.  To buy a basic regimen will be anywhere from $180.00 to $280.00.   Remember, these are 2 months worth of product.   Compare that to how much a facelift costs you, or expensive medical spa treatments.  One Photofacial treatment to treat my rosacea costs me $300.00.  I need at least 5 of those treatments to get results.  That is $1500.00.  (Not to mention it hurts like heck!)  Compare to $180.00 every 2 months for the Soothe Regimen.     I average about $100/month for the best anti-aging skin care out there.    Rodan and Fields won the #1 anti-aging skin care line for 2017.

I have been using these products for a while now.  I’m happy with my results and am financially stable and happy with my life.  I joined the Rodan and Fields business to share my great results with other people. I am a Registered Nurse and have a compassionate heart and a gift for helping people.  My goal is to help people.  When you look great, you feel great.  You have more confidence and are a much happier person.  Let me help you look better

I’m so excited that I get to help people

I have my mom and dad using these products now.  Many of you know her, Joy Bernhardt of Joyful-Expressions blog.  She also has VLOG.  Check out her blog for her testimony.