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A few of my Favorite things

First of all, one would be THAT song. Gotta love “The Sound of Music.”

But really… in keeping with the whole “let’s keep life light and fun and not stress about how there is NO progress with our adoption” I figured I should write about things that I DO like.

Mary Kay. So about two years ago I had the priviledge of meeting a very spunky and vivacious lady that I now call my friend. She was doing some research and my name had been given as a “strong female” to interview. Come to find out she also sells Mary Kay. Not in the pushy type of way, but it’s what she does. She introduced me to a WHOLE new world of makeup. I was the girl that never knew what I was doing but pretended to the best of my ability. I have good skin (not bragging if it’s a fact– and that is due to my Indian heritage transferred down through my beautiful Granny Hitt) but she made it even better! She gave me some good products to use (as if my dollar store Neutrogena knock offs weren’t good) and I fell in love.

I LOVE MK’s: Timewise skin products, eyeliner pen, foundation, primer and bronzer. Those are MUST have’s!

mary kay

Younique mascara. Yes this goes against my love for MK but I seriously do not know of a better mascara. LOVE it. And combine it with my Mk eye primer it will last LEGIT all day.

younique

Coconut water. I can’t say enough about this stuff. This stuff keeps me going when I cannot have my hot tea.

coconut water

Candles. I could spend $100 bucks on candles and still feel like I need more. I once had a person tell me that you should always have a candle burning. And I agree.

candles

Apples. I probably eat 10 pounds of apples a week. NO lie. And don’t judge me. And If you know of some new found “apples will kill you eventually” theory, please do not share it with me. PLEASE!

apples

Board games. I LOVE games. I mean really, I love to win them, but I sure do love them.

games

The Library. Any library. I love visiting a town and going into their library. The smell, the options, the old stuff, the new stuff. I simply LOVE it all. And the people!!!!!! Best place to people watch…ever. Hands down!

library

Non-fiction, self help books. I have read books on “Finding Joy in cleaning your house”. Okay so that’s not exactly what it’s called but that was the premise. I mean was it the best book ever? No…but I did have a take away. I love random books where is something to be learned from it. Now don’t get me wrong, I can get down with a good Nicholas Sparks love story book, but I would much rather read a self-help book. Maybe that’s why I’m a counselor? Hmmm….

selfhelp

Songs that you have never heard. I’m the girl whose favorite songs were never released on the radio. They were song #7 on the bonus track that came in the 2 pack special from Target. Those are the songs I like. The one’s that maybe aren’t “Catchy” enough for air time, but actually have substance, and acoustics, and none repetitive phrases.

music

Live theatre. There is nothing like it. Talent. Raw, sweaty (literally had swept thrown on me from being so close to the front of the stage) authentic performances. Now THAT is something I can enjoy over and over. I once sat on the front row of Les Miserables performance and the “pick pockets” threw a wallet that landed on me. Handing it back to the actor was one of the highlights of my life.

theater

So… there ya go! Just a few things about me and some things that I keep a part of my life. Keep it light. Keep it fluffy. Keep it simple.

Thanks for reading,

Cara Roxanne

You got MAD skills!

So many of us forget what we have to offer. We get hung up in the 8-5 world and forget that there are OTHER ways to make money out there.

 

What are your skills?

 

Are you a good writer? BLOG

Are you a good singer? Enter a karaoke contest (ya never know)

Are you super organized? Start an organizing business on the side

 

It really is THAT simple!

 

I took my mad skills {I like to think they are mad skills} of marketing and PR and began working for a friend about 8 months ago. She has her own Mary Kay business {and not just ANY ol’ Mary Kay business}. This girl is AWESOME, y’all! Her name is Amy and she owns mkrox4amy.com as well as BeautyRox.org. She has taken her beauty consulting business to a whole new level. She thinks outside the box and has so many civic projects going on it’s crazy! She needed help keeping up with her social media and reached out to me about being her Social Media Manager. We met and discussed what she needed and what I could bring to the table. It was a PERFECT fit. But here’s the deal– when it came time to discuss money I decided to think outside the box. I offered to work for her FOR Mary Kay products! For me this is a HUGE win! I get all the skincare, beauty products and new fabulous looks for FREE! { I mean, I work for them, but you see my point}.

 

I say that to ask this–do you have a skill like that that you could use to work for YOU? Maybe you are in a place where you need to work for some type of trade? For me, this was PERFECT!!!

 

Just a thought–you have skills. We ALL do. No matter what they are don’t take them lightly. You are loved, valued, and deserve respect and appreciation. So do it–go out there and show the world your MAD SKILLS!

 

{also, check out Amy’s websites and see what you think! This girl does SO much for victims of domestic violence along with her beauty consulting business. She’s an awesome girl who has MAD skills and uses them to her advantage!}

 

 

 

For Now,

 

Roxy

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