Monday, February 28, 2011

AVON's Nail Experts Strong Results . . .

A personal testimony from a customer regarding the Nail Experts Strong Results!

"Tell you what I really love that I have told several people about : the nail experts strong results - - - it took about 2 months for mine to get long and strong but boy did it finally work, my nails were in terrible shape, I had tried every product that claimed it would work – they were peeling, chipping and breaking every single day. I couldn’t get dressed without my nails always catching on something I put on especially my underwear or slip or stockings, it was very irritating. I put this on faithfully as stated on the instructions and I can really tell a difference, I have to file my nails now at least 2 times a week and they really even look nice for a change. I bought 2 bottles but will have to get some more soon. May have to order more for my daughter in law though. thanks."

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

AVON's Magix Illumintor

The Winner for the Magix Illuminator in the LIGHT shade is Cindy Segreto!!!  Congratulations Cindy!  Noone else entered for the darker shades, so I'll give those shades away another time.

Thanks for entering everybody!

I am giving away THREE of the Magix Illuminators, ONE IN EACH SHADE!

To enter, leave your name, with the shade selection you need (light, medium, dark) in the comment section, along with an email address to contact you.

IF you have ordered one in c-4 orders, you can enter too and possibly get yours free!

You can enter on my facebook page (Stacey Bruntlett Paden) or here on my blog.

I'll announce the winner Friday after 3:00 P.M. Central Time.

This product instantly brightens skin and banishes dark shadows…like magic! The magic pen that erases signs of fatigue... and makes you look like you’ve had hours of beauty sleep (even when you haven't). Use it all over – around eyes, hollow of cheeks or chin. Wear alone – or over or under foundation to look flawless up to 10 hours! Purse-perfect essential for a quick pick-me-up any time, anywhere. .05 oz. net wt.

This product is being introduced at a price of $7.99 and will be $10.00.  If you would like to order this product, you may do so by visiting my web site at or by contacting me directly at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Evidence of Christ

My personal, one on one time with the Lord has been non-existent for four months now. 

A book arrived at my house yesterday out of the blue.  It is Good Morning, Lord by Sheila Walsh.  For some reason it intrigued me.  Maybe the answer of my prayer that the Lord would make me want to spend time with him?  Hmm.  Maybe. 

While drinking my coffee this morning, I opened this book, just to see.  The Forward alone brought a sense of interest, so I went to the first page.

I found this book to not be a deep theologian type book, but a book of gentle wooing.  It was sweet and simple and the first page met me right where I am.

Today's time was titled, "Today I will look for evidence that you are in everything I encounter."  (For anyone that knows me, you know I have felt abandoned by God for the last five or six months.  While I am working my way through those "feelings" to bring victory to the facts, I also have to admit I have not been trying as hard as I should.)  The first sentence was a quote by Charles Finney:  "A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart."  From there, you're encouraged to find the Lord in EVERYTHING that occurs during your day.  Everything!

Within seconds, Kaitlyn spilled her bowl of cereal, not once, but twice!  I yelled, "Kaitlyn!" Instantly the Lord said, "STACEY! I am in everything. Find me." 

So today, my goal is to pause before reacting/responding and find Him, . . . . .  in everything.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Habitat For Humanity

Last year my friend Gail applied and was approved for a home through Habitat for Humanity.  Gail has worked many hard hours to reach her volunteer hours. 

Gail is legally blind.  I’ve written about Gail before and her strength and courage.  She never ceases to amaze me. 

In the pictures below, you will see her new home being built.  She is pictured with her seeing eye dog.

There were countless volunteers there today.  Young men and women from the Navy volunteer regularly with Habitat and there were several volunteers from Olive Baptist helping Gail to reach her hours needed before she moves in.
Being on site, seeing the house going up was very emotional.  This is a good thing.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

40 And 300

In fear of sounding like a broken record player, or one who is tossed like a ship at sea, I rarely speak about my weight.  I've tried numerous times in the last 10 years to lose weight, start off well, but then quit, only to gain back more and more.

I turn 40 this year.  My fear is when I reach the age of 40, my scales will reach 300 pounds.  I know, writing that number knowing others will be reading this makes me shameful. 

While I do not weigh 300 pounds right now, I know if I do not do something NOW, then I will be by the time I turn 40.

Here are the facts I have learned over the years:

1 ~ Weight Watchers is great for teaching portion control, but it stinks at teaching healthy living (at least for me!)

2 ~ Fad diets with no starches don't last.  Eat one potato and you gain 30 pounds back over night.  Our bodies needs carbohydrates to turn into energy.  That's where portion comes in, right?!

3 ~ Our bodies need water, lots of water.   I don't drink nearly enough and I drink lots of cokes.

4 ~ Our bodies need lots of fiber.

5 ~ I am allergic to a chemical that is found in almost all processed (boxed and some canned) foods.  Yet I choose to continue to eat them.  My neck and tongue stay swollen from allergic reactions to the foods I choose to eat.

6 ~ I am allergic to Ketchup, Mayonnaise, and Mustard . . well, I am allergic to vinegar . . . . . yet I continue to indulge in the goodness of all three.

7 ~ I do not eat nearly enough vegetables.

8 ~ I do not get enough physical exercises.

9 ~ My thyroid is under active.  I have been off medication since my husband lost his job.  I have been taking a natural supplement though, so hopeful that is working.

10 ~ I sincerely, whole heatedly, hate, despise, the way I look.  Yet I choose to do nothing. 

. . . I could go on and on, but those are the first things that pop in to my mind every single day of my life; sometimes many times a day.  In my mind, I'm that good looking, active young girl I was in high school; then when I try walking up a flight of stairs, or do any physical activity at all, or look in the mirror (now that's a downer!), then reality sets back in. 

So what do I do.  I don't know.  I know what to do, but I want that magical fix; you know, the one where you take a pill and don't have to work for it?  That one.  The one I don't have to give up all the things I love and enjoy.  **Sigh.**

The last few weeks I have been waking up gasping or air.  Even wearing my breathing machine.  In one of my panics from not being able to breathe, I realized it was because I am so fat now that I am suffocating myself.  I have to prop up pillows to sleep.

I told Chris just last night that once we get through the bathroom repairs, he has to help me to be accountable.  But, when it comes to food, neither one of us are good at telling the other no!

So, even on bad days, I hope to be real enough to say I did horrible.  I don't know what changes I will be making, but my goal for now is to stop eating what I know makes my body sick, and drink more water.  So there, that's my start.

I sure would appreciate your prayers in this area of my life.  My spiritual life, as well as my health style life is suffering immensely.  I need revival in both areas of my life.