Post Secret: Pick of the Week


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This week the post card that touched my heart was directed towards autism, or actually a parent of an autistic child and his feelings about the subject. Because I have a very good friend who has two autistic children, who are angels I might add, this post card seems to hit home for me.

If you, or anyone you know is a parent of a child with autism and are dealing with the same issues, please click here.

Soon to come? A related article in which I interview my good friend who has autistic children.

-Olio ❤

Must Have Beauty Product; the Perfect Face Step 1

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Water is so SO important for your everyday health and beauty. It’s funny to think that there are still people out there in this day and age that don’t understand the importance of h2o!… but there are!

So… Now I’m here to sread the word! Listen up folks, you DO need drink at least 8 glasses of water per day! Water allows your body to absorb nutrients from food and vitamins, keeps your body lubricated, and your skin hydrated! You can’t live much more than three days without water!

Bottled water is growing ever more popular and has been for years. Yes, admittedly I am one of those girls who drink water from a bottle. I can’t stand the swimming pool taste of tap water… yick! Bottled water, that is filtered, is better for you because the filtration removes all of the contaminants.

One concerning thing, however, is the amount of garbage that is created by drinking bottled water. I try to reuse my bottles and fill them with filtered water from my tap water filter, or filtered pitcher. If not, I make an effort to recyle! Why not go green?

Did I mention skin hydration?

If you want to have that picture perfect face, the first thing you should make sure you do is keep your skin properly hydrated.

Of course drinking water is a great first step! The next step is to pick a great skin care regime. The biggest problem I’m facing currently is that my skin cannot decide what category it fits into; dry, oily, or combination.

I have two pieces of advice to give you: whatever brand you decided to use avoid products that contain a lot of alcohol and make sure you do your research on the product before you slab it on your pretty face.

Also… try something organic!

Good luck to you all! I’d love to hear about your favorite products/product lines or regimines!

– Olio ❤

Happy Anniversary to… ME!

Two weeks that is…

When I took this job that I am with now I had a few goals in mind and the first one that I acheived was to quit smoking.

The only help that I have had along the way doesn’t come from drugs, over eating, chewing on straws, patches, gums, or other miracles cures. It’s been the support of my sister and her husband.

Two Fridays ago (03/06/2009) I smoked the last cigarette in my last pack when I woke up in the morning and I just didn’t buy another pack! And now it’s been two weeks!

I’m pretty proud of myself for this. I must say it hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would, judging from experience as I’ve quit before. All of my cravings are gone… for the most part. What I have left to hang on to is only the image I had of myself as a smoker. (Time, yet again, to reinvent myself! HOORAY!) well… that and the fact that I like it…

But anyway! I’m going to keep a running feed of my goals and progress on my site. Follow along if you wish!

– Olio ❤

To Save the World…

My little sister got this video in an e-mail from our aunt the other day.

“Make sure you read as well as listen.
This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20 year old.

The contest was Titled “u @ 50”, by the AARP

This video won second place. When they showed it , everyone in the
room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.

So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.”

– Olio ❤

Equestrian Goddess

Photo, of MOI!, by my sister!
Fashion in a Box Outfit # 1

The Outfit:
– Black and white polka dot tank top that I’ve had for years
– Black loose fit gypsy top by apostrophe; $30 at jcPenney
– Navy lei Skinny jeans; $18 at Wal-Mart
– Black patent rocker boots by Merona, $38 at Target
– Multi-colored silk scarf (as belt) a gift from my mommy so I dunno!
– Gun-metal infinity bracelets and black drop necklace $4.99ea at Vanity

Face & Hair:
– Ponytail with demure pomadour.
– Smokey eyes in shades of silver, glossy lips in cinnamon

Make-up details to come!

– Olio ❤

Fashion In a Box


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The new career choice I’ve taken on has me reduced to a tiny wardrobe (comparitively) that has to fit into two small suitcases. I’m on the road approximately three weeks out of the month, and sometimes more, before I can go back home and exchange items in my closet for items in my suitcase. Currently I’m out to prove the time tested theory that owning fewer/better wardrobe pieces is key. When I pack for the road, I mix and match to keep every outfit sharp and fresh. Stay tuned in and see what I have to offer up for the the outfits in my suitcase!

– Olio ❤