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A Vacation Rental Is The Way To Go- No More Hotels!

Have you ever stayed somewhere and didn’t want to leave?  ME! Yes, it happened a couple of weeks ago and I still think about this amazing house every day. 

Vacation Rentals Are The Way To Go- No More Hotels!
We were offered a two-night stay for our truthful write up on this amazing vacation rental.

When I go on a vacation I need to relax. Recharge my battery. We usually stay in a hotel but not this time we stayed at a Sanctuary Vacation Rental. After staying there I’m going to have a hard time staying in a hotel ever again. 

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Vacation In A Bottle

Vacation In A Bottle! Beauty Brite Disclosure

I just recently got back from a 7-day trip to Negril, Jamaica! Let me tell you, it was so hard getting adjusted when I got back to the real world and even harder going back to work. We all know that scents can trigger certain memories; I want to remember all of my vacation memories everyday that I can.

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Vacation Essentials

Vacation Essentials! Coola, VENeffect, Umberto, ColorScience
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Do you always take everything you need with you on vacation, or do you end up having to run to the store to look for that beauty product that you realize you need? I hate having to run out to stores when I am on vacation. I want all of my time to be spent relaxing and soaking up every minute of fun!

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Practical Tips to Save for Vacation

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Practical Tips to Save for Vacation

Practical Tips to Save for Vacation

We rarely have the opportunity to go on vacation. The last few years, my son and I have had to travel back to my hometown to visit family. My husband also had to travel out of state to take an exam.

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4 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage

Marriage can be hard. If two people are willing to make and keep the commitment, you can easily have a beautiful marriage. Both parties have to make the effort to make it work. Communication, compromise, and love should be shown by both parties.

Today, we share 4 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage!

4 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage

You made a commitment to your partner when you got married. You promised to always be there for them through the ups and downs. The truth is that there will be hard times you’ll have to endure with your partner.

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4 Ways To Bring Positivity Into Your Life

As a single mom, I go through so many different emotions. I feel like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders because I don’t have any help. However, I do my best to stay positive and upbeat! We are so excited to share 4 ways to bring positivity into your life! 

4 Ways To Bring Positivity Into Your Life

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I am a single mom to a teen with Autism and I am raising him all on my own. When he was in school, that gave me a chance to run errands, go to appointments, etc. It was nice having alone time to get things done while he was at school. I also used that time to go for a walk throughout the day! It was cool enough in the morning and the fresh air was uplifting! 

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Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Can you believe 2020 is almost over? I am sure we are all ready for this year to just be over with! Who would have thought we’d still be stuck at home dealing with everything? Let’s get in the spirit! Here is our Holiday Gift Guide!

Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2020

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Welcome to Beauty Brite’s Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

It’s been a crazy year!

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Ginger Cat Appreciation Day: Meet My Cheeto-Boy

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day -- Cheeto

Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. Some have called me a crazy cat lady due to always having multiple cats in my home. Well, I’ll take it. It ain’t the worst thing I’ve ever been called. LOL

My whole life has been populated by pets, I can’t imagine my life without them. Much the same as my children have been very loved and cherished, so too have my cats and dogs.

And my horses, ducks, and chickens. And the rat my son asked to have after a teacher sent her class pet rats home with a student for the summer and the males breached the divide from their section of the cage to the female side and had a little too much fun. And the fish my daughter was obsessed with for a few years before she moved out on her own. And the hermit crab we brought back from vacation when the kids were younger. And the little aquarium frog my husband and I had when we were first married — many a moon ago.

Since pets’ lifespans are much shorter than human ones, these loveable creatures come, stay a while, and then cross the Rainbow Bridge. I like to think that every pet I’ve ever had the pleasure to share my life with are all together over there, having the time of their afterlives — playing in rays of sunshine, napping on fluffy beds, swimming in cloud-ponds, and generally just getting all the rewards they deserve for all the joy they brought to us during their life times.

My daughter has moved on from fish (too much work for her to keep up with to her satisfaction). But, she is definitely following in my Crazy Cat Lady footsteps with her three little kitty-children that she loves and dotes on. We have a standing agreement that should anything ever happen to either of us, the other will absolutely adopt the other’s pets. It sounds weird to say (or write) that, but it’s important to make arrangements for the important things in life (children, pets, property and assets) in case the worst should happen, right?

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day -- Cheeto

This little guy, Cheeto, gave us quite the scare last year. He wanted to go outside so bad. We live in a semi-rural area and his big sister cats would go out and play in the yard, chasing birds up trees and squirrels into the woods. We decided to start letting him outside, even though I was worried that he might be inclined to wander unlike his sisters who stick near the house pretty well.

The first few forays into the outside world when well enough. Until my worst fear came true and he didn’t come home one afternoon.

What followed were 12 days of hell — posting flyers, visiting nearby houses asking if anyone had seen him, driving the neighborhood with the windows down calling his name, asking for help in neighborhood lost pet groups online, checking – rechecking – and checking again with local vets and pet shelters, leaving one of the litter boxes outside alongside bowls of food and water and one of my shirts draped over a chair on the deck hoping the scent would lure him home.

I went outside at all hours of the day and night calling his name hoping he was wandering around looking for the way back home and wasn’t hurt or dead somewhere.

Finally, after twelve long days and nights, less than 20 minutes after one of my outdoor calling sessions he showed up back at the house. He was missing his collar, much skinnier, afraid and clingy, but with only a small wound on the base of his tail. He ate like there was no tomorrow. And once he settled down a bit, he purred so loudly and cuddled like he thought he’d never see me again. He didn’t even try to go back outside for months.

I was so relieved. And angry — with myself for not getting him microchipped before allowing him to wander outdoors. We did a well-check visit to the vet and got that microchipping issue taken care of immediately after his return. I just felt so bad that he’d been on his own for so long, but a little proud that he had figured out some way to get food and survive and find his way home.

He’s finally started going outdoors again a little bit. And, so far (fingers crossed) he’s stayed close to the house and comes when he’s called. But, he’s still a boy. And cat or no, boys will be boys, so I still worry he might wander off again. I hope not, so I just do what I can and enjoy him, love him, and spoil him rotten for as long as I can — and hope it’s enough to keep him safe in this big old world.

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day -- Cheeto

So, this is my long-winded way of expressing my deep love and appreciation for my little ginger boy, Cheeto. He makes every day better!

Check out my Cheeto Boy in his Unicorn Zoo Snood. He was pretty cute, though not as adorable in it as our Callie Girl was. Zoo Snoods have some pretty awesome hand-knit headwear for cats and dogs.

Tell us all about your favorite ginger-colored feline friend! What is your favorite memory with him or her?

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

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3 Favorite Camping Tips Plus A Free Camp Recipe Printable!

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Solar powered twinkle lights, propane lanterns & stunning bonfires. The night time portion of camping seems magical at times and it’s actually our favorite part of the camping experience.

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Home Workout with BodyGym

BodyGym- Home Workout

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I’m going to first to admit- I hate to exercise! So much so I bought a membership at a gym last year and went two times in one year.  Yeah- a big waste of money there!  I’ve never been a physical person- EVER!  My body is not built for jumping up and down- running is the last thing I want to do?  If this sounds like YOU- then I got the perfect workout equipment for you!    

The BodyGym Bar- Is all you NEED! 

The BodyGym Bar is the multi-purpose home gym workout. With one piece of equipment, you can do so much like cardio, strength, and core.  I can do the exercises while sitting in a chair or standing up.    

BodyGym Exercises

The one thing I love about working out with the BodyGym is how it stretches my body out, and oh boy, I need that. Now I’m not saying this a lazy workout because NO WAY, it will work you out, and you will feel it!  It is perfect for me- I have bad knees, so all that jumping up and down will make my joints flare-up.  

I’ve been using the BodyGym for a month now, and I’ve lost a bit of my muffin top and fit into jeans I love and never got rid of because you know someday I will fit into them again- HAHA! But the best part is I feel good and plan to use it more and more.  I will be honest- I haven’t used it every day but probably 2-3 times a week.  I’m trying!

Everyone can use the BODYGYM 

  My husband, who goes to physical therapy every week for his shoulder, asked his Doctor if this would help him at home- the Doctor was HECK YEAH use that every day -couple times a day. He is gaining back more strength in his shoulder after 30 days, so it is working great for him, too.   

The BodyGym is so affordable $39, with the option of adding on DVD workouts and app features that are transferable to any device. Plus, it is suitable for all abilities, from beginners who have just started working out to individuals aiming to target and strengthen core muscle groups.  

When I work out- morning time is the BEST TIME for me.  I love going outside when everyone is sleeping and get about 15-20 minutes in and let me tell you my day was always so productive after the workout.  I need to work out more- I love that feeling, so I might have missed out on the Summer Bod challenge this year, but wait until next summer. 

You can take this BodyGym bar everywhere!  It comes with a drawstring carrying bag so you can take to work or even vacation—no more money wasted on gyms. You can watch DVD or stream the exercises.  

One more note…working out and over 50 causes a bit more pain that I want in my life but I found something that helps a lot. 

Mad Ritual- CBD Recovery Balm

I’m so happy I received Mad Ritual because it has been so helpful on those days my shoulders hurt from doing too much. My husband also has been using this balm on his shoulders- he had shoulder surgery two years and still in a lot of pain.  

This balm is vegan, organic, and made with the simplest, highest quality ingredients found in nature.  Plus, it has powerful essential oils that will leave you feeling like you just got a spa treatment.We have the Lavender + Frankincense balm, and OMFG it smells so good.  There are also Eucalyptus + Peppermint and Unscented balms to pick from- so something for everyone!

The balm easily fits into your purse or gym bag. Go ahead and see for yourself all the goodies that Mad Ritual has in their SHOP!