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honey egg white mask

 

 

Being able to have a healthy clear smooth skin is one thing that every person wants. I have always struggled with skin issues with my skin, today I will doing a Diy Egg white honey mask for acne.

Eggs are full of proteins and they really do help the body in a whole lot of a facets. One way that it helps the face it that it can really keep the elasticity of the skin together. Along with diminishing or reducing fine wrinkles , even helping with the reduction of large pores on the skin.  They contain a high amount of Collagen and Vitamin A that helps with Scar reduction, Acne and Burns.

Which is one thing I have all three of. 🙁

 

Benefits of using Egg Whites:

  • reduction of pores
  • Helps with acne
  • Rosacea
  • removes oil
  • skin irritations
  • burns
  • acne scars
  • tightens pores

Honey is a natural anti-bacterial that will help with acne also along with soothing the skin and provide much needed moisture to the skin. While at the same time giving your skin a healthy glow.


 

So really mixing these two together for a perfect DIY will really help with minor skin issues. All you have to do is mix the the honey with the egg white in a bowl. Place on your skin and allow it dry. You will know when its time to rinse or wipe off once you feel your skin starting to tighten.

I like to use a washcloth for an extra bit of exfoliation or you can totally just rinse with your hands it all up to you.

Your skin will feel great!

 

 

 

Remember to also drinks lots of lots of water, which is one I'm getting better with to help with clearing the skin also.

Tell me, have you ever made your own egg white honey mask before?

 

I would love to know.

 

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cheap family meals that stretch

 

 

Cooking meals for my family is one thing I really like and enjoy doing. Especially when I'm able to cook with really great ingredients. Than the meal is really able to come to life.

I really love to cook when I am able to make cheap family meals that stretch into more than one meal. With the help of some extra items.  I add to the new meals some more items, but its all worth it in those next few days when your able to just save a little from the very beginning.

With the first meal of course. 😉

I ended up buying some antibiotic hormone free steak that was on sale the other day at my local grocery store. I was able to get a nice amount of rib-eye steak for really cheap. Considering this stuff can be double the cost at the regular price.

My hubby and I ended up grilling the steaks on the grill first.  I made my nice steak rub that I love to use on steaks when I'm grilling.  I'll post that  below so that you will be able to use that on your steaks too!

Its a mixture of:

  • Your favorite all purpose seasonings, or meat magic which is one of my new favorite ones.
  • Brown sugar
  • Himalayan salt
  • black pepper
  • chili powder
  • cumin

 

 

 

Next I made some smashed potatoes out of Yukon gold with the skin still on them. I love using skins especially with red potatoes. It makes it really easy and fast to cook while at the same time giving you all that buttery skin goodness. So delicious!! I even made An ice burg salad with my homemade blue cheese dressing and bacon toppings I cooked up earlier as you can see in the picture.

 

steak fajitas

Since I knew I would have an extra amount of steaks for left overs. I turned those steaks into  steak fajitas the next night. All I did was slice the steak up lengthwise into small pieces than I added some tortillas I had in the fridge with it. I sauteed some onions and peppers and some seasonings. Than  wa, la! you now have some steak fajitas in about 15 minutes for dinner.

My family love fajitas of any sort!

The only thing I added was cheese, some sour cream and I cooked up some onions and peppers to go with it. 

 

steak fajitas

 

On the third day I had a good amount of smashed potatoes left over, so I ended up making my quick and easy Shepard's pie!  I call it quick and easy since I only make it when I have left over homemade mashed or smashed potatoes.

So good and filling.

I took the leftover smashed potatoes that I had and cooked up some ground meat in my handy cast iron skillet. I love cooking in a cast iron skillets! So great for one pot meals.

 

I added some seasonings, you know the basics. Salt, pepper, and some all purpose season salt. Whatever you like pretty much. Than I took some beef broth about 2 cups full mixed with about a 2 -3 spoons of white flour and any soup mix you like. I added in onions and peas and carrots. Once it got a little thicker to the point that I like it.

Than I placed the potatoes on top with a mixture of my favorite cheeses, I used the same Mexican cheese from past two nights with the smashed potatoes when I made them and the steak fajitas.

Cooked in the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese melts.

 

shepards pie recipes

There you go, three days of cheap family meals that stretch.

Perfect end to three days of cooking, waste not want not.

Right!

 

 

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Raising Positive Children

 

 

You know I'm sitting here and I'm watching t.v. and I'm wondering about the state the world is in these days. So many bad things are happening from cops being shot, to kids being shot, to terrorists attacking many cities. To little kids being hurt around the world in terrorists attacks and many people starving from not having no where to live and food to eat.

Just not even having the basic necessitates to get by on the day to day.

So sad right…. ;-(

Many of these thing's can really put a damper on young ones and really break down their spirit to see all these things going on. I have four young boys and yes they are bi-racial. With all these things happening, I don't want them growing up feeling like the world is a bad place or that they should be scared to walk down the street, or not trust authority.

That is why I make an effort each day to make sure my kids always have some sort of respect for the law. I try to instill in my kids that there is hope out there beyond what they might see on T.V..  That there is a hope out there well beyond what someone might tell you or what you might hear. This world will not define how my kids view themselves or if they grow up in fear and scared to walk down the road.

I will not let a terror filled world stop them from enjoying themselves, to stop them from traveling, or just loving people in general no matter what shade or color they are.

As, long as I instill the hope of the good news in my kids and let them know they are loved and that there is brighter future ahead of them. That they don't have to think about all the stuff that is going in the world today or what is shown in the media. As long as I let them know they have a worth and that I love them.

Than they have nothing to worry about,.

Love overcomes all and as long as they have that for people and themselves and a hope for a positive future. Than they don't have to worry about growing up in a terror filled world.

 

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My family and I took a much needed quick getaway this weekend! Some of our best family beach resorts in Florida is to the The Resort on Coco Beach. Yes, and it was right on time too! with the amount of stress we have been going through.

If you have a large family like mine than you know how hard it is to travel with kids and finding family friendly hotels or family friendly resorts. It is really something you have to research and look into closely.

For one you want to make sure you will be getting enough bang for your buck,  in the amount of time that you are staying. While still having a little bit of spending money on other things. We love coming to the Resort on Coco Beach in Florida. I reiterate Florida since their is also one in south america. 😉

Just to make sure you don't get confused.

We have been here many times, mainly because how close it is to my home. About an hour depending on traffic. However, with city life comes a whole lot of traffic.  I almost thought we were not going to make it there since  the drive there  was a really bad. We got stuck in traffic with a car accident and we almost ran out of gas on the freeway.

The forecast for the weather this past weekend was all about the for-coming storms all week long. However that did not happen and we spent the whole beach weekend with lots and lots of sunniness.

best beach vacations florida

 

Nothing was not going to stop our afternoon, we had a loads of fun!!

The one thing I love about going to family friendly beach resorts is that you will always find something for the kids to do and something for yourself. Like being able to have drinks by the pool at their  Tiki Bar.  The guy at the bar was okay with making our drinks, but the pina colada could use a little  improvement.

Well that's what the kids told me. Lol..

I love the rooms since they are pretty much condo's being rented out to families to use and stay as long as they want. With access to the beach, the full arcade room, and movie room and they even have live shows throughout the week . Such as a live animal show every Monday night featuring reptiles and other zoo creatures. This resort is really one the closets beach resorts in Florida that we love. Mainly when we want a quick getaway and more so for its laid back coco beach feel. If you want that laid back vibe than coco beach is a great beach for that.

The rooms in the resort are really spacious as you can see in the video below. The Rooms range from about 240.00 a night to 120.00 a night on the off season. But hey for all that you get  with a full gym, animal shows, private beach access no extra room charges and a lovely staff. What more could you ask for if the whole family is happy.

 

Most rooms are two bedrooms are more, with a full kitchen, stocked with dishes, pots, pans, etc… Full living room, master bath and shower. Kids room with tow twin beds, a second bathroom and Pull out couch. Tv's are in each room with full cable and Wi-Fi.

In fact you would save a lot more if you got the rooms and didn't eat out but cooked food in your rooms by shopping at the publix right next to resort.

Really, affordable and really fun, fun.

We love this place, look at my kids hustling to get inside. My little ducks following behind their mamma. 😉

 

I have a whole bunch of kids! Following their momma. #ilovemykids #quickgetaway #cocobeachflorida

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What are family friendly resorts that your family likes to travel to during the beach season in Florida.

 

 

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Reading books is one thing that I have always done. In fact finding and sourcing out books Is one thing I really love to do. In fact the library is one spot I always considered fun and an enjoyable place to visit. Just the thought of smelling books old and new really puts warmth in my soul and take me away to a place of total relaxation.

I'm that one person that uses all my Barnes and noble coupons and rewards when they come in. Usually through the mail or online.  🙂

In fact that is why I'm letting you know some of the best books I plan to read before the end of 2016.

 

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My book Picks I hope to read before the end of 2016!

 

The elements of style:

I am that girl: Speak Your truth and discover your purpose:

The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creole People Of Color:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:

The Badass Blog Planner:

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind:

 Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing your African-American Ancestry

The War of Art: Break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles.

 

 

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