xoxo Rebecca


4.28.2016

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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4.27.2016

Goodbye Mississippi

We spent last week down in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was beautiful there. I really miss being near the ocean and this made me miss it even more. So beautiful everything was. The six of us {me, my husband, our three children, and my father} all took the 15 hour car ride down there to go to my husband's grandmother's funeral. 


It was a beautiful service they had for her. Everything was what she would have wanted. It was very sad and a rough time for my family to deal with the loss. But we wanted to be there to say a last goodbye. My father watched the two little ones while my husband and oldest daughter went.


Aside from the heartbreak and sadness, we did have a great time visiting with his family and meeting relatives I hadn't met before. I really enjoyed it a lot. I miss being near the ocean and we stayed right near the water's edge. It was so perfect.


We enjoyed the food and all the things we got to do and see. I wasn't on social media much as we were always on the go and the drive was so draining. But we are back home now and life is going back to normal again. We did meet some very nice people while staying on the Air Force base there and had fun with our new friends.


Though there was more we wanted to see and do, I was still glad for the things we did get to see down there. Life down south is very different from life back here up north. I never realized that when I was living in Florida. But now that we live in the Midwest, I see the changes and differences. Some good, some bad. I kept joking to my husband that maybe we should think about moving down there. I wouldn't mind living over that way.

We drove the 15 hours back home on Sunday and life went back to normal again. So in case you were wondering, that is why I didn't post the blog hop last week. Too much was going on. I did not have a computer with me and we had so many things going on here and there. But life is what it is and sometimes it's good and other times it's bad. But remember to live each day with happiness and no regrets!

4.14.2016

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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3.31.2016

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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3.28.2016

Give Your Tween The Confidence That They Need #acnefree123

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Growing up has never been easy. So many changes start to take place once you hit the age of nine and it doesn't stop from there. Becoming a tween changes you. And as a mother of an "almost" tween, I have to agree. My little girl is not so little anymore. Which of course, makes me happy and sad at the same time.

This year, she is turning the big ten. Ten years old.... oh my. Where has the time gone? It feels like yesterday she was a tiny little baby that I was hoping to be able to mold into this wonderful and amazing person. And I see, years later, she has become just that.

My daughter has always been one to have a lot of confidence. Nothing scares her and she takes on the world as if it's her own. She is fearless and strong. She has so many qualities I could only have wished I had at her age. However, she's growing up and I see that confidence has started to fade just a little as I have noticed she's hitting puberty. The dreaded time in any parent's life where their baby is turning into a young man or woman.

I suffered from severe cystic acne as a tween and it continued well into adult hood. I hated it. My confidence was non-existent from the start. And I do not want her to have to go through that same emotion of not feeling fully confident as I did. I noticed that she has started breaking out on her face with acne and blackheads.

This is where Walmart and AcneFree come to the rescue! AcneFree is a complete line of products to help  treat and control acne, even for tweens. Their products are designed to put your best face forward and is the first step to getting healthier looking skin. You can find the AcneFree products in the Facial Care aisle.


I was really excited to head over to my local Walmart to purchase the full line of AcneFree products to help us in our hectic mornings to get control over cleaning her face and making it the first and last steps we do in our busy day. The full line includes the Sonic Advanced Cleaning Duo  as well as the Daily Skin Therapy Line. With these combined, they make a wonderful daily skincare routine for my tween.


New from AcneFree is the Sonic Advanced Cleaning Duo. It is a purifying facial cleansing brush plus an oil-free purifying cleanser. With this product being so affordable and being able to work just as well as department store brands, there is no need to go anywhere else then to Walmart for their great low prices on this system. The oil-free cleanser clears blackheads and acne breakouts while the purifying facial cleansing brush uses dermal stimulation technology to gently deep clean pores.

It makes it the perfect combination for great, clear skin. The brush delivers 8,000 pulsations per minute which gently exfoliates your skin and removes the dirt and oil. It's soft enough to use daily because of it's nonabrasive surface so you can get that deep clean feeling every day. Which we all know is great because a tween's skin can be all over the place during these crazy years of their life.

Another thing I love about this product is that you do not have to keep purchasing brush heads and replacing them because they are so easy to clean. That is great because as a very busy mother, I don't always have time to constantly keep up with these things or have the money to keep putting into a product that requires so much after a few uses.

I really wish this was around when I was growing up. It seems to help so much get through our mornings. With two toddlers, our days get crazy. And sometimes, I even do forget about washing my face. I have to keep reminding my tween about it too. But the Sonic Advanced Cleaning Duo really helps get our mornings going.

This is a very easy and simple step-by-step process. My daughter was able to use this with ease. This is her daily routine using the AcneFree Sonic Advanced Cleaning Duo kit. She starts out by first rinsing her face with warm water.


After that, she applies a quarter sized amount of the purifying cleanser in her hand and then rubs it around on her face while it's still wet.


Then she wets the facial cleansing brush and turns it on to the desired speed she feels comfortable using. Then applies it to her face and begins to use it in a circular motion for about 60 seconds. Making sure she is scrubbing all the cleanser around, focusing on all the areas where she needs it the most.


Once complete, she rinses off her brush, rinses her face, and then pats her face dry and that's it! She's on her way. It takes very little time to get a good clean.

She let me know that she really loves this product. She said it is the best product she has used so far and that she loves how it feels like you are giving your face a massage and it feels so soft and clean afterwards.

Also from AcneFree is is the Daily Skin Therapy line. It's a three step system that helps re-balance acne prone skin. The Daily Skin Therapy Acne Wash is the first step of the system. It uses avocado extract to reduce oil and shine that a tween's skin usually develops while going through puberty. I love that it is soap free and rinses off clean. It also helps reduce new acne from forming.


The second step is the Daily Skin Therapy Pads. These are used to unclog your pores and tone your skin. We all know that acne and blackheads form when your pores are blocked and it's hard to keep them clean and clear when your body and skin is changing so frequently. There is also soothing menthol which leaves your face feeling amazing.


The last step is the Daily Skin Therapy Complexion Perfecting Cream. This cream gently increases the appearance of a better complexion, as well as conditions to keep your face moisturized. Overall, it gives you the healthier looking skin your tween needs.


Mornings with children are always a challenge. Mornings with a tween is like climbing Mount Everest. It's a lot of work. They don't want to get up, they have attitudes, they don't want to do their school work, they don't know what to wear, they don't want to eat what you cooked them....the list can go on and on... but with AcneFree Sonic Advanced Cleaning Duo from Walmart, our mornings are just one less step to a stress-free morning as well as one more day with clearer skin. 

It's easy to use and is a fast, simple process which is wonderful. No one likes to rush their children to get ready in the mornings and life sometimes doesn't always allow us to take our time doing what is essential and needed. The AcneFree products though gives me a mind of ease knowing my daughter is getting the clean she needs. Because when your skin looks great, you are able to take on the day with confidence and no one can stop you.

Have you or your tween tried the new AcneFree Sonic Advanced Cleaning Duo or Daily Skin Therapy line? What does your tween do to build confidence during this phase of their life? 

Visit acnefree.com for product information and savings. Want even more? Be part of the AcneFree community and join the conversation today. Share your skincare routine and success stories on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

3.24.2016

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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