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Lush Roots Hair Treatment

hair care

Ah, I love the scent of this! It is so minty and mentholy. It is just the perfect scent. It did not give my hair volume like it claims. It left my scalp feeling amazing and my hair was less oily at the roots. This pot lasted me forever and was well worth the price that I paid for it. Unfortunately, this contains sulfates and I cannot repurchase it. It will strip my grey hair of its color. If you don’t color your hair, I highly recommend this.

With Love,


Children, Lifestyle

Dean’s ABA Week

Happy Friday Everyone! Even better for me, because it is Payday Friday. I get paid biweekly, so it is always exciting. Friday is not the end of the week for me. I work Saturdays, so no TGIF for me. I still have Saturday to get through. I am totally eyeing up this Rose Gold IPhone 6, but it is still out of my reach. I only have like $61 saved up so far. My Ipod Touch is super annoying, because sound only comes out of one ear, no matter what headset I put into it. It is screwed, but it is the original IPod Touch and 8 years old now. It was going to dye sooner or later. I want an Iphone, because it is an Ipod touch and phone all in one. I always forget to charge me phone. This will prevent me from doing that and leaving the house without it. I live for music.

5/15/18 – Joyce

Experimenting with trampoline use (Maybe we won’t use visual schedule with Ann’s sessions). Lots of eye contact and babbling. 🙂 Teeth may be bothering…

5/15/18 – Ann

Dean did well with me this morning. Completed many toy activities. Got fussy for last 1/2 hour of session. Able to work through it and did well after some tickles and swinging.

5/16/18 – Joyce

Dean had a fantastic morning. Exposed to new puzzles, tangle and squishy hot dog for hands. Lots of babbling, eye contact, and connection. 🙂 Dean chose gears to play.

5/17/18 – Deb

Dean did well today, observed session with Ann. Dean had a lot of energy. Nice independent signing of more.

5/17/18 – Ann

Dean was seeking a lot of active play. Pointing looks good. Requested trampoline with picture. Lots of sounds and good eye contact.

5/18/18 – Ann

Dean had lots of energy this morning. Chose tunnel to play with. Some small screams while playing, haven’t heard this as much before. Not interested in snack.

I love these little updates from ABA, but like I said before, they are moving to be all electronic and paper free. Supposedly I can access these electronic notes still from a website, but I don’t know how it will all work and be done. So, standby for that update when it comes. Currently, Dean is napping while I write this. He has been loving his two hour naps all week. He is a growing boy that needs his sleep. I don’t think he sleeps that well at night anymore. I did use his sleep nightlight galaxy thing and he seemed to have fallen asleep super fast last night.

With Love,


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Billy Jealousy

Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Shave Cream


This came in my dad’s men Birchbox and he doesn’t shave. I used this on my legs and I thought it was okay. I don’t use shave cream anymore. I just use my conditioner to shave my legs. It takes me forever to go through conditioner, because my hair is super fine and thin and not that long. This helps rotate through my conditioners faster. I feel like shave cream is not a necessity when conditioner can give me just as close of a shave.

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Crayola Bathtub Markers


Dean was not old enough to truly enjoy these markers. That being said, I would repurchase these for Dean to play with again when he shows interest in coloring. These were bright and vivid. It was easy to draw with. Dean was just interested in teething on the markers. They all dried up now after a year of being open. I feel like kids who love to play in the tub would like these markers.

With Love,



Dean’s EI Week

So, today is Tuesday. The only day of my work from home week that I have to drag my butt into work and see people. The worst day of the week when I work from home. I just want to work in my pjs and drink my K cup coffee in peace, thank you. But enough about that, I am wearing Tarte (Yes, I know all of the shit going on and went on with Tarte. I have never went out and bought Tarte. This is just what I got in subscription bags, birthday gifts, and a lip kit. I still want to buy some unicorn shit from them so there!) lip paint, not in birthday suit, but a different nude color. It makes me look dead (not the right color nude for me) and my lips feel tight like I have panty hose on them. I kinda like that tight feeling though.

5/8/18 – OT

Dean seemed tired today. Mike reported he slept all night, but was up very early. Completed a co-visit with Ann today to observe what types of activities they are doing with Dean. Despite intermittent agitation, he is doing well with eye contact, looking for help via pulling at hands or looking up at face for help. Attention from across the room when playing ball was impressive, too. He would roll and bring ball back. Talked about sensory needs/movement.

5/10/18 – OT

Dean had a good session with ABA today. Mom talked about school of potentially home schooling him and ABA would stay involved. Dean did excellent today. He immediately ran to door and greeted me with a smile. He grabbed a puzzle and sat in his chair. He sat for 35 minutes and played with multiple toys including 5 puzzles and stringing beads. Took a sensory break swinging in swing and transitioned back to play chair. Showed excellent non-rigid behaviors when placing coins into slotted container as he allowed piggy bank to remain with slot in vertical position versus horizontal.

  • Continue to encourage pointing and signing.

5/11/18 – Speech

Said “arm” and “hi”. Spitting at random times. Teething? Dean was seen after ABA today. He woke up 1/2 hour early and tired after our session. He continues to point when given a choice, is playing with some toys independently, and uses the more sign independently sometimes. More sounds. Smiles and eye contact when jumping.

  • Continue to model animals and sounds with puzzles and books.

Dean had a great week with Early Intervention and it saddens me that we all say goodbye at the end of the year. But 2019 will open a new chapter in our lives and ABA will just become a more prominent feature in Dean’s life. Dean has grown up so much in the past year. He was just learning to walk and run this time last year and now, he is a mad man! lol. Seriously, he looks like a little boy now. It saddens me, but makes me a really proud mamma seeing him grow up. It makes me think cough worry about his future and I just want what is best for my little Bean.

With Love,


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Gliss Ultra Moisture Poo & Conditish

I love the scent of these products and how soft it left my hair. If it is cruelty free, I would purchase this set again or one for blondes/silvers. The shampoo suds up like a dream and the conditioner is really thin and watery. It is great for fine hair. I got about 6 uses out of these little sample bottles, maybe 8 for the conditioner. I recommend them for thin hair, but not if you have dry hair. You would need more moisture than what this gives.

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You’re So Fine

Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Glitterati


This is a good liquid eye liner, do not get me wrong. It doesn’t skip, you can build up the intensity no problem. I have hooded eyes and can never manage liquid eyeliner to look good on me or keeping a cat eye straight on my own eyes. I can getting better at it and it only looks good if I keep the tail to a bare minimum. Just a baby flick. I tend to stick to my pencils and gels for going out in and my liquids for when I stay at home. After being open for more than a year, this is dried up. I want to get a glitter eyeliner in a clear base. That I can use with my eye shape and I can never have too much glitter.

With Love,