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spotlightWelcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Since I recently(2 weeks ago) started doing Medical Transcription Training, I literally have Medical Terminology on my brain A LOT, so I thought it would be fun to spotlight some Medical Humor today! 🙂

*All jokes were found on the internet*

First, I have to reshare something my Instructor tagged me and other Medical Transcription people in on FB the other day! My reaction was…”Oh great, MORE terms to learn!”

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Yes, it is important to not only learn new terminology, but to truly understand the definitions. Here are some more definitions from the mouths of students. 😉

General:  “The body consists of three parts – the brainium, the borax, and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax, the heart and lungs; and the abominable cavity, the bowls, of which there are five – a, e, i, o, and u.”   (All this time, I thought science boring and English fun….now to see that they are more related than I once thought! )

Respiration:
“When you breathe, you inspire. When you do not breathe, you expire”
(This is true…I will not attempt an experiment, but I know it’s true!)

Cardiovascular:
“The three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, veins, and caterpillars.”
(Wait…caterpillars? Inside me?!)

Orthopaedics:
“The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat on.” (All this time I have been using my skeleton all wrong!)

Reproductive medicine:
“To prevent contraception, wear a condominium.” (Wow….this would probably work, but not in the way you want it to….I assume this is for those men who are really dreaming big!)

Eyes and nose:
“To remove dust from the eye: pull the eye down over the nose.”
“For nosebleeds, put the nose lower than the body until the heart stops.”
“For a cold: use an agoniser to spray the nose until it drops in your throat.” (Ladies and gentleman, do NOT try these at home!)

First aid:
“For fainting: rub the person’s chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the head instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest doctor.”
“For asphyxiation: apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead.”
(Whoever is taking THIS class on First Aid, let me know so I can stay far, far away from them!)

Now for some other funnies:

Overheard in a busy clinic as a receptionist spoke to an obviously hard-of-hearing client:
“No Mrs Smith, not the HEARSE, I’m sending the NURSE!”

A GU consultant from north Wales tells me that while passing through a frantic ENT clinic, he overheard this curious bit of conversation:
Senior surgeon (angrily) : For heavens sake, nurse, get me my auriscope!
Distracted young nurse : But doctor, I don’t even knew your star sign.

Doctor: Nurse, how is that little girl doing who swallowed ten quarters last night?
Nurse: No change yet.

Nurse: Doctor, there is an invisible man in your waiting room.
Doctor: Tell him I can’t see him now. Next.

My doctor told me to avoid any unnecessary stress, so I didn‘t open his bill.

3 Doctors are at a Convention talking Shop.

The first Doctor says: “I love doing surgery on Artists, they are so colorful: red Hearts, pink Stomachs, green Spleens.”
The next Doctor says: “Me, I love doing surgery on Accountants, open them up and all their Parts are numbered, makes it very easy.”
The third Doctor says: “I love doing surgery on Lawyers, they have no Heart, they have no Guts and the Head and the Ass are interchangeable!”

Heard on Jay Leno’s monologue: The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.

A woman in Arkansas brought her baby in to see the doctor, and he determined right away the baby had an ear ache.

He wrote a prescription for ear drops. In the directions he wrote, “Put two drops in right ear every four hours” and he abbreviated “right” as an R with a circle around it.
Several days passed, and the woman returned with her baby, complaining that the baby still had an earache, and his little behind was getting really greasy with all those drops of oil.
The doctor looked at the bottle of ear drops and sure enough, the pharmacist had typed the following instructions on the label: “Put two drops in R ear every four hours.” (I guess it really DOES make a difference how you word things, huh?)

I was sitting in the waiting room of the hospital after my wife had gone into labor and the nurse walked out and said to the man sitting next to me, “Congratulations sir, you’re the new father of twins!”
The man replied, “How about that, I work for the Doublemint Chewing Gum Company.” The man then followed the woman to his wife’s room.
About an hour later, the same nurse entered the waiting room and announced that Mr. Smith’s wife has just had triplets.
Mr. Smith stood up and said, “Well, how do ya like that, I work for the 3M Company.”
The gentleman that was sitting next to me then got up and started to leave. When I asked him why he was leaving, he remarked, “I think I need a breath of fresh air.” The man continued, “I work for 7-UP.”

Q: How is a hospital gown like insurance?
A: You’re never covered as much as you think you are.

Q: Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?
A: If you aim it well enough.

And here’s a special list to end this week’s Spotlight Sunday! Hope you laughed a little! 🙂

Beware of these phrases during surgery!1. Damn! Page 47 of the manual is missing!
2. Better save that. We’ll need it for the autopsy.
3. Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that?
4. Oh no! I just lost my Rolex.
5. …and could you stop that thing from beating; it’s throwing my concentration off
6. Anyone see where I left that scalpel?
7. FIRE! FIRE! Everyone get out!



spotlightWelcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Today, I just want to spotlight some Personal Inspiration through photos!

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This is my background for my laptop(that I use primarily for work). Every time I open it up, I see my new great niece Alexia and feel so happy  and inspired!

weightlossThis is from the last weight check I did. Although it doesn’t show the FULL amount I’ve lost, seeing that lower number inspires me to keep going!

myjourneySeeing the physical evidence to match the numbers doesn’t hurt, either! 🙂

beautifulWho doesn’t get inspired by a beautiful sunrise or sunset? 🙂

booksAn inspiring quote to go along with an inspiring thing, which is books! I love reading and it inspires me so much! If you’re reading along and you don’t love what you’re reading, what’s the point?

music

This is me as a baby listening to music, one of my first true loves. Music is and will always remain a source of inspiration for me!

loveThis is an old picture of me with my husband in 2008 before we were even engaged. He is my Inspiration for never giving up because he battles Bipolar and he has loved me throughout the worst of my Depression and loves me no matter what size I am! I love you, Chad!

These are just photos of a tiny amount of the things that inspire me, but during those times when I feel like I don’t have the energy to go on or the ability to go for what I want, it really helps having these things in my life AND just looking through the photos gives me inspiration! What are some of the things in your life that inspire you most? Does looking at photos that represent those things help you too or do you need the real thing as well? 🙂



spotlightWelcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Today I’m doing a short and sweet update to bring some more exposure to a great website run by someone who used to sell Jewelry Candles when I was. (For those who are curious, I never specifically quit selling them, I just don’t push them anymore because I’m busy trying to get into doing Medical Transcription.)

Anyways, this woman has been making custom sock monkeys that are adorable as well as other items and trying to start up a business. Her website JUST went live yesterday and while there’s not much on there as of yet, she will be adding more and she will custom make the items however you like. Currently, she sells candles, tutus, tutu dresses, tutu headbands and custom sock monkeys with or without tutus. You can order the monkeys for girls or boys and specify the colors and patterns. I checked the site out yesterday because while I don’t have kids yet, I do have nieces and great nephews as well as a new great niece. I absolutely fell in love with all the different tutus and the headbands and the prices are VERY reasonable! Seriously….we have some stores in my area that sell tutus and the prices are always around $35-50 and I’m thinking, “I wish I could afford that!” The tutus on her site range from $10-15 and the tutu dresses from $20-22 and the headbands are $4! Not bad at all, right?!

So…you’ll probably hear more from me about this store in the future cause I expect to be a frequent customer as soon as I get some more funds coming in! 🙂

Go check out her site, Key to my heart creations, like her page on Facebook and spread the word! It’s a new SMALL business and we need to support small businesses!

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Day 19-Favorite book turned into a movie

I have to go with “Hunger Games” here that I only read shortly before watching the movie, but I actually felt like the movie stayed pretty true to the book for the most part and I was satisfied with it. A lot of times, the movies change SO much about the book and it tends to make me aggravated but the “Hunger Games” movie didn’t change as much as some other ones out there. For instance, the “Harry Potter” movies….the ones I have seen are great movies, in and of themselves, but they are NOT true to the book. They change too much and it just frustrates me when people who have just seen the movies act like they know everything about Harry Potter when they can’t unless they have read the books! Ugh! Yes…geek girl problems indeed!



spotlightWelcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Today is Mother’s Day, so what else would I spotlight but Mothers! First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers out there!

Good Mothers, like the one I was blessed with, are completely selfless and put their children before themselves, most of the time with no gratitude whatsoever. I never remember my mom calling in sick for her motherly duties and letting me fend for myself as a child. Often, when she was sick herself, she would fight through the sickness to make sure I was still taken care of. A mother cooks, cleans, watches the children, helps them with their homework, gives counsel, nurses them, teaches them, etc. She is the ultimate super human that does anything and everything she is needed to do, never has enough breaks, and even on this one day of the year, she STILL is a Mom. A Mom is a Mom when her kid is a year old and a Mom is a Mom still when her kid is 31. Once a Mom, always a Mom. A Mom’s job is never done. Nevertheless, how often does a kid or the spouse recognize all she does for them? On Mother’s Day, maybe…..but few and far between besides. Yet a Mother keeps on being a Mom even as she hardly gets the appreciation.

I’m not a Mother yet, but I have a strong desire to be one. On this day, I reflect back on the job my Mother did in raising me and I’m so proud of her and all she has done for me and WILL do for me in the future. I impatiently await the day where I will get to join the ranks of wonderful Moms, like my own, and have the chance to try to be anywhere near as great of a Mother as she was to me. I’ve known the love of a great Mother….now I want to know the love of BEING one.

To all my friends who no longer have their mother in their lives, my heart aches for you and I can’t imagine what you are feeling on this day. I pray that you are able to cherish the memories you DID have with your mother and if you’re a mother yourself, that your own Mom is living on somehow through you as a Mother. Be as great of a Mom you can be to your kids while you are blessed with them so that one day, should you no longer be there, your children will be able to celebrate who you were. You too are in my thoughts today and I’m sending out hugs to all of you!

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Day 12-A book you used to love but don’t anymore

As a pre-teen and teen, I used to be a huge fan of R.L. Stine books. You may or may not remember this author but he did the “Goosebumps” books in the 90’s. I didn’t like the “Goosebumps” ones as much but I loved the other teen ones. They were horror books meant for a teenage crowd, so not TOO gory and no naughty stuff. They were relatively mild, but as a Horror lover, I loved them and used to read them religiously. As I got older, I lost interest in them and moved on to more adult horror authors, such as Stephen King…and once I found Stephen King and Dean Koontz, among some others, R.L. Stine just didn’t interest me anymore. I just grew out of loving his books, although I do like some Young Adult authors to this day.



spotlightWelcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

I have to admit that I’m not feeling that great tonight and not up to coming up with a HUGE spotlight so instead, I have decided to just Spotlight the people in my life who make me happy with a short post here followed by my Day 5 of my Reading Challenge.

I think even just randomly, it’s always nice to tell the people you love the most how much you truly care. Not just in the moments when tragedy strikes but during the times when things seem to be going just fine, as well. So to all my family and friends, both near and far, I love you all dearly and you make me SO happy and grateful that you’re in my life. This goes to ALL my family, even the ones who I don’t always get along with! And this is for all my friends, whether I’ve known you most of my life or just for a year or so, and whether we’ve met outside of the world wide web or not. If you think of yourself as a friend to me, you’re one of the ones I’m thinking of and this post is for you!

readingchallDay 5- A book that makes you happy

Technically, I could put down pretty much ANY book that I have read, enjoyed and love because they have made me happy, but I suppose this is talking about those special books that you look back on with fond memories and just the thought of them makes you smile in remembrance. So for THAT, I actually had to take some time and think for a bit. After some thought, I decided to go with “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein which is a book of poems that I adored as a kid. I remember many sick days at home reading through this book and laughing, in spite of feeling unwell, especially at the poem,“Sick” where little Peggy Ann McKay comes up with all matter of sicknesses to get out of going to school. Just thinking of this book makes me very happy and I wish I knew where it was cause I wouldn’t mind rereading it right now!

*Since next week’s Spotlight falls on Mother’s Day, it won’t be a surprise that I’ll be spotlighting Moms!*



spotlightWelcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Today I want to spotlight a blog that I follow religiously because I have become close to the person who does the blog. She is also responsible for making my “Spotlight Sunday” picture for me. Her blog name is “I Shall be a toad” and her blog is really about thinking differently from the norm and not being afraid of it.

I’ve mentioned this before the first time I did daily posting in 2011, but I came across her blog by first finding a post she did for another site. I was looking up information about tanning because I am 100% against it. Last May, she did another post against tanning and looking out for Melanoma as well. Through her original post on Commentarista, we discovered a commonality on that belief and she told me about her WordPress. Since then, I have been reading and following her blog and it’s been a joy!

I recommend you check out her blog and follow her as well, if you don’t already! Here are 5 posts of hers that I really love and I hope you will agree!

  1. “5 poets who have inspired my blogging”
  2. The Ethics of Time Travel“-Just discovered this post and I wonder if now that she is a big “Doctor Who” fan, if any of this has changed 🙂
  3. Who decides if your child lives?
  4. The Joy of Migraines
  5. Freedom

This is just a small number of posts I love by her and a mixture of the different types. I really love her writing and her past struggles to lose weight is what inspired me to finally just DO it and change my life. I can’t really pinpoint one post for that inspiration cause it was really ALL her posts on trying to lose weight herself along with conversations we had that all inspired me rather than just one of them. I feel a kindred spirit in my blogging friend Dayle and I’m glad to have met her. She is also doing a Post a Day in 2013 just like me and it’s nice to have someone else doing it too to motivate you!

Be sure to check out her blog and let her know that I sent you! 🙂

P.S. Not sure where there’s a #1 and a period under this and I can’t get rid of it! LOL



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  1. Welcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Books are very much on my mind at the moment as I impatiently await tomorrow and the start of our library’s annual book sale. When I considered things to spotlight, nothing else came to me except for thoughts of books….so I decided to just do a short and simple spotlight today listing some of my favorite books. This is NOT a full list because my brain can’t remember ALL my favorite ones. This is just a short list of 10 of my favorites..which means the favs. that come off the top of my head right now! 🙂

10 Favorite Books!

  1. “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier
  2. “Obsidian Butterfly(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter,#9) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  3. “Flowers in the Attic” by V.C. Andrews (NOT ashamed to be a fan of V.C. Andrews!
  4. “Forbidden Mind Trilogy” by Kimberly Kinrade
  5. “Under the Dome” by Stephen King
  6. “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a world that can’t stop talking” by Susan Cain
  7. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  8. “Hiding in Sunshine” by John and Caitlin Stuart
  9. “The Stranger Beside me:Ted Bundy” by Ann Rule
  10. “Where the Sidewalk ends” by Shel Silverstein rebecca

So…there you have it! 10 of my Favorite books of all! I linked them all to Goodreads so if any of them sound interesting to you, you can go read some more and add them to your reading lists, if you so choose! 🙂



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Welcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

If you’re a frequent follower of my blog, you probably know that I’m in the middle of a long weight loss journey that started back in July of 2012. As I was considering what to spotlight today, my journey popped in my head and I thought what better thing to do than to be able to laugh at the whole thing? I still have a long way to go, but sometimes humor is just what you or I need to lighten things up and keep heading forward! So…today I am spotlighting “Weight Loss Humor”.

*These are funny jokes I found over the Internet, NOT jokes I made up*

LOST WEIGHT
Having lost weight over the past few years, a lady was discarding things from her wardrobe that no longer fit.

Her seven-year-old niece was watching as she held up a huge pair of slacks.

“Wow,” the lady said, “I must have worn these when I was 183.”

Her niece looked puzzled, then asked, “How old are you now?”

(I had never looked at my weight as a possible age before! I guess this is the only time you can actually age backwards! LOL- My outlook on the joke 🙂 )

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books – how not to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook. ~Andy Rooney~

Secret Switch

After noticing how trim my husband had become, a friend asked me how I had persuaded him to diet. It was then I shared my dark secret: “I put our teenage son’s shorts in his underwear drawer.”

— Ruth J. Luhrs (from Reader’s Digest)

Read more: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/15-hilarious-weight-loss-jokes/#ixzz2QU8cWeIs

The Government has Issued New Guidelines for a Healthy Diet

They advise you to:
1.List your ten favourite foods.
2.List your five favourite drinks.
3.List all green vegetables that look like marsh grass, fur balls or little trees.
4.List water.
5.Avoid 1 & 2; eat only 3; drink only 4.

diet“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”-Mark Twain

clicksFrom the brilliant minds at FadDiet.com, some of the weirdest diet inventions…ever. These are actual inventions that were actually patented, according to the author of the site.

The Red/Green Light Fork

This fork has a green and a red light. When the green light is lit you can eat. Then, the fork senses that you have eaten something so it makes you wait a while (red light). Tick-tock tick-tock Green Light!

This patent was awarded in 1995

(I would be eating a lot of Finger food, lol!)

The Diet Dam: Hannibal Lecter Style

The easiest way to not eat is to block off your mouth right? Seems logical to me. Just stick this grill over your mouth and you won’t be able to stuff your face.

(Who would actually use this?!)

The Calorie Counting Fork

This fork will count your calories for you. That is pretty nice. I am not sure how it works and from reading the patent it involves a stack of index cards with codes on them so I don’t think it is automatic or even easy to use.

In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and cahins. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale. ~Stephen Phillips

(AMEN!)

And last but not least, here are some “Diet Tips” 🙂

1.If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.

2.If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are cancelled out by the diet soda.

3.When you eat with someone else, calories don’t count if you don’t eat more than they do.

4.Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER count, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.

5.If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.

6.Movie related foods (Milk Duds, Buttered Popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Hots, Tootsie Rolls, etc.) do not have additional calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one’s personal fuel.

7.Cookie pieces contain no fat– the process of breaking causes fat leakage.

8.Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something. Examples are peanut butter on a knife making a sandwich and ice cream on a spoon making a sundae.

9.Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are: spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and white chocolate. NOTE: Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.

10.Foods that are frozen have no calories because calories are units of heat. Examples are ice cream, frozen pies, and Popsicles.

11. Foods eaten while watching a major event on television do not count. Major events include: Superbowl, Hockey Finals, Indy 500, Jerry Springer show.

12. Powerbars and other type energy bars make you thinner. In all my years of exercising (at least three times a year) I have only seen thin people eating energy bars. Ergo (therefore) they must make you thin.

13. Snickers is the same as an energy bar (see #12)

14. Tasting other people’s food does not add to your calorie count.

15. Containers of food that list the number of servings as greater than one are lying. Every container includes one serving. Half gallon of ice cream, box of cereal, bottle of soda, bag of chips are all one serving.

(All pictures and jokes are from the Internet again, not from me! Hope you had a good laugh!)



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Welcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Today I have decided to spotlight some of my favorite music from when I was a child, in this case, from baby to before I turned 13. Music has made a strong impact on my life and I can remember loving music since before I could talk. I also think it’s awesome that MTV launched just a couple years before I was born. I grew up watching their Music Videos back when they actually played them! Here’s my list of 10 childhood favorites WITH videos for you to enjoy and maybe reminisce with me!

1) I still LOVE this song and vividly remember dancing to it every time I heard it. I think THIS song made me obsessed with the name “Venus” which is probably why my first screen name at 16 was “Venus001616”. From 1986, “Venus” by Bananarama!

2)Next comes a song that I still don’t know all the lyrics too but I watched the music video over and over on MTV and was in love with the beat. It took me years to realize it wasn’t just a fun song but was actually about very serious issues.

From 1989, “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel 🙂

3)Did any child of the 80’s or 90’s NOT dance to this next one? I remember being over at a friend’s house and jamming to it…and posing, 0f course!

From 1990, “Vogue” by Madonna

4)This song incredibly touched me long before I really even understood the lyrics. I remember just belting this song out along with the diva and just wanting to be like her.

From 1992 or 1993, “Hero” by Mariah Carey

5)I STILL start singing this song when I hear it. This song came out around the time when I was living in Austin and the few nieces I had at the time were staying with us. I remember us all singing along to this song and for some reason, I vividly remember coming home from a summer camp at Hobby Lobby where we made t-shirts, mine with a watermelon on it(lol) and we were listening to this song. I don’t know WHY that pops into my head, but this song makes me feel empowered while also reminding me of great childhood memories!

From the 90’s, “You gotta be” by Des’ree

6)This next song is another one I used to jam out to with my nieces. I HOPE they hear it and still remember it. It had this Jamaican feel for it and I knew I never had all the words right but I had fun pretending I did!

From 1995, “Shy Guy” by Diana King

7)This song was later redone as a country hit, but I never liked that version anywhere near the way I love THIS group’s version. It was romantic and sweet and while you listened to it, you imagined your future Prince Charming that would love you forever.

From the 90’s, “I can love you like that” by All 4 One

8)Now I’m going to flash back to the 80’s for another video I loved as a child. Such a fun video and a fun dance….even today, if you ask me! Only wish I could have found the original music video.

“Walk like an Egyptian” by The Bangles

9)Another classic that, especially as a kid, how could you not love? Little did I know the person singing the song would later emerge as a popular singer that I would come around to liking later in life as well!

“The Loco-motion” by Kylie Minogue

10) One of the longest music videos ever for this next one, but a darn good one! Honestly,my brother had the tape of this album and I used to listen to it over and over in the backyard and dance around like a fool. This song was my absolute favorite and though, with time, I have forgotten parts of it, I USED to know every single word, even the speaking parts. At the time, I loved horror movies, even though she scared me, so this was just a perfect fit for me!

Actually from 1982, BUT still important in my childhood…”Thriller” by Michael Jackson!

I hope you enjoyed this list. My mom actually told me that my favorite song as a little bitty baby was the “Meow Mix” song from the commercial. I didn’t count this in the 10 listed here cause I don’t consider a full fledged song but for those who don’t remember or have never heard it…here’s you a look at the old commercial. 😉

I was such an eclectic lover of music, wasn’t I? 🙂



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Welcome to my Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday I put someONE or someTHING I love IN the Spotlight!

Anyone is welcome to use the idea on their own blog and spotlight whoever or whatever THEY choose, but if you do, please use my lovely graphic that my friend made somewhere in your post to show that the idea came from here! And I would love it if you left the link in my comments, so I could go check out what YOU spotlighted!

Happy Easter, first of all!

Today, I am spotlighting the Sugar N’ Spice VoxBox I got last week from Influenster. <—Click to find out more information about this company.

sugarnspice  Above is a picture of what my box looked like when I opened it up. This was my second box from them, the first being the Holiday Vox Box in January, and I was just as excited this time to see what I got to try!

Here are the items and my opinions:

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture

First of all, I use body lotion every once in awhile, but I don’t usually use moisturizer. I’ve been told I SHOULD…I guess since I’m getting older, but it just always seemed like too much work and I am very low maintenance! I read the simple instructions on the back and sprayed this on my legs and arms. It says to spray in circles, but I just sprayed in a line down my arms and legs one by one and then rubbed it in. Really simple and easy and just a minute later, my arms and legs were dry and felt nice and soft. Since then, I’ve used it a few times in getting ready just because I LOVE the smell of it and it really makes my skin so soft! 🙂 Supposedly this stuff sells for $7.99 for a 6.5 oz. can so I hope this stuff lasts awhile because that’s a bit pricey for me, but I’ll keep my eyes out for coupons if I have to, because I am now a fan!

NECTRESSE

I love the concept of this stuff. It’s a completely 100% all natural sweetener made from monk fruit. Unfortunately, I don’t use sweeteners like this. I don’t like tea or coffee and the Vox Box came with a booklet of  few recipes but every one of them has more carbs than what I like to eat for a meal, so..I have to confess I haven’t had a chance to try this. I don’t know if I could just add a bit to plain water or what. My mom uses Splenda all the time, though, and I will probably wind up giving this to her.

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes

I had never heard of this company before. I love that this product is natural. It’s been awhile since I have regular used a product similar to this and then it was Neutrogena, Noxema, and other brands to help me from breaking out. Again, I am low maintenance so washing my face consists of soap and water instead of a big routine usually. I like that these come individually packaged where you could take some with you and just clean your face any time you want. I think they clean your face really well and it feels good going across my skin, but I don’t know yet overall, if it will end up making my face less oily over time. I do love the simplicity of these and will definitely use them! I also received 5 $2 off coupons for any Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Product and they also carry other products to cleanse and tone so I may have to try out other stuff by them!

Colgate Optic White Regimen: Toothpaste, Mouthwash, and Toothbrush

It took me awhile to try these out because I already had a toothbrush and toothpaste and I like to wait until I NEED something, but I finally tried these out a few days ago. It’s supposed to make your teeth whiter within 5 days…we will see, although, if you want to know, ask, because I don’t like showing off pictures of my crooked teeth…ugh! Before, I was using a regular toothbrush and I DID feel like this one was brushing them better and the tongue and cheek scraper was definitely cleaning my cheeks as I brushed the sides of my teeth! The toothpaste has a really heavy overpowering flavor that was almost too much for me but I’m guessing it has something to do with what helps your teeth get whiter. There’s these little cup looking things in the brush that seem to hold the toothpaste better than a normal brush and really make sure the toothpaste gets everywhere in your mouth, whereas, with my old brush, the toothpaste sits on top until it gets pushed over the side and falls off. I’m not a big mouthwash fan in general….maybe because I have a strong gag reflex, but I gave it a try and again, strong taste that bothered me. I plan to continue using the brush and toothpaste, but not sure if I will use the mouthwash all the time, maybe just once in awhile.

belVita Breakfast Biscuits

The name makes me think of biscuits as in butter biscuits but these were actually big oval shaped cookies. These are full of a lot of good for you stuff and is said to give you energy through the day. Mine were Brown Sugar Cinnamon flavors and they are more carbs than I normally eat in a meal, but I wanted to give them a try. I ended up eating one of them and found it pretty good and filling, too, considering I just ate one. I could see eating all 4 as really filling me up. I gave the rest to my husband and he said they were really good! I want to try their Blueberry flavor, though, cause I’m just not a huge fan of Brown Sugar Cinnamon in general, but I think these are a great on the go breakfast or even snack!

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*All products were complimentary of Influenster!*



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