Happy Thanksgiving …thoughts!

As we celebrate thanksgiving day I have a few things to say…

I wish the readers of my blog today and followers too a fabulous and yummy Thanksgiving day. I am happy to have you in my life in some small way.

Next,I’d like to ask is…

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful I opened my eyes and woke up today.It was even sweeter when I heard the glorious Star-spangled banner  anthem outside my window. Today they amped up the volume but it was still  beautiful.I live near a naval base. I am happy I was born and raised in America and happy it is my home.

I am thankful for my lovely family. And darling funny husband. I only wish my twin brother,mom and dad were here to share my days with me.Gosh how I miss them!!!

I am thankful  for ALL the little things in life that can bring us so much joy. The sun,the moon,the stars the smell of fresh cut grass and more.

I am thankful for a roof over my head and food on the table.

I am thankful for bakers and chefs not only for making healthier fresh bread but dessert…yes I have a major sweet tooth!

I am thankful for the farmer I am an avid foodie and so love supporting them and eating fresh fruit and vegetables.

I am thankful for fuel for hot baths and warm showers. Especially with a bit of bubbly like a bubble bath.

I m thankful for music which fills my ear with joy.

I am thankful for the person who invented LIPSTICK! They were brilliant! A swipe of color goes a long way!

I am thankful for fuel to jet around town and jet around on a flight to all the amazing places I get to go for my work and to play.

I am thankful for good health.

I am thankful for all I have learned in life and can’t wait to learn more!

AND…I thank MACY’S for bringing me back home even if it is on the TV screen.LOVE the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade! The 90th year.

A true miracle on 34th street where I used to work! #theresnoplacelikehomegive-thanks-leaves-photo-jpg-2016Give THANKS…Not just for today but tomorrow and always!

Have a yummy and beautiful thanksgiving day everyone !

SPA ESCAPE!

photo SUNDANCE Sundance Mountain Resort SPA  is a charming bungalow of beauty nestled in the majestic mountains.It is a tranquil sweet spot that takes you to another place.The moment I entered the door I fell in love with this spa.It is a great place to rejuvenate your mind,body and spirit.

The nature-inspired eco-spa is where nature,natural surroundings and Native American influences provide a complete wellness men to balance your inner Goddess and you too. YOU know we all have a touch of Goddess in us and need to keep her shining golden and bright.

There are seven natural-wood,softly lit treatment rooms. in this eco- friendly building.

Visit their spa menu online to explore their menu and spa packages. Service examples are: Native Neroli body polish, Warming Ginger Scrub, Honey and Cornmeal Body wrap and more.

Robert Redford loves US by the beautiful resort he built and this spa is another place you will heal your soul,quiet your mind and revitalize your body….to the old YOU again.

As I always say explore beyond your door.

TRAVEL and see this amazing and truly beautiful country called America!

I LOVE AMERICA and the beauty of Blueberries!

Since I was a little girl, I have been making beauty potions. Now that I’m older and as a beauty professional, I love to do them even more.

Hot and steamy weather calls for this!
This is one of my summer favorite beauty recipes for amazing skin treatments not found in a jar but down the aisles of Whole Foods Market or a market wherever you may shop and live! Your skin will LOVE the benefits from these recipes. You can make this recipe for yourself,with your daughter, your mom or even your sweetie.

My husband loves these spa at home recipes too!

½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup of plain creamy Greek yogurt
¼ cup of organic local Honey if possible

Rinse the berries and place in a blender. Add the honey and yogurt.
Blend until creamy. Using your clean fingers or a stiff fan mask brush apply the mask to your face and neck.
Allow it to rest on your face at least 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with luke warm water and a
washcloth.

Please note: If you are allergic to the above obviously do not try the recipe. In addition, these are made from scratch so the shelf life is a few days in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator. I suggest using them to the last drop and enjoy it all at once or in a couple of days.

I also like to use blueberries in a salad,over yogurt or freeze as ice cubes in lemonade.

Blueberries are like healthy candy for my body instead of a real candy bar. Honey is a natural moisturizer that locks in moisture. Your skin loves yogurt and all of the above are found in fabulous face and body creams sold on store shelves.

If you love to be healthy, eco-friendly, green and gorgeous…come back to my blog soon.

Happy 4th of July if you live in America!!!

If you don’t have a fab weekend and enjoy this recipe too.

Blueberries

#ShopSmall best of all!

images SMALL biz Saturday 2013In case you have not heard.
There is a beautiful movement all over the country.

Saturday November 29th is #SHOPSMALL day where sweet small businesses NOT big box stores celebrate,flaunt (with pride)and share the beauty of their businesses in their own way. Started just three years ago by American Express but also in on the beautiful shop small shopping fun is Federal Express.
Since I own a retail and online business I will celebrate this wonderful day too.

I hope you will…shop small and visit shops in your neighborhood
Look for the ads,posts on Social Media and the WELCOME mat that greets you at the door.
Enjoy a cup of cheer,a decadent edible and a FREE shop small eco tote bag (shipped free with our welcome mat) by FedEx to our businesses…if you are lucky enough to be one of the first shoppers at one of your participating those stores.

For today and the next I will be spending time with family (via phone calls) and my sweetie TODAY and enjoying the beauty of Thanksgiving. I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving with all my heart!

If you happen to live or be visiting Jacksonville Florida perhaps I’ll see you at my beauty cottage door on the South side of Jacksonville Florida. We have many specials, yummy pie and cider to help with your shopping high.
Think about us and give small businesses some LOVE.

#ShopSmall

I am in LOVE with America!

RED LIPSTICK

Hope you enjoy what is going to be for many a long 4th of July celebration!

I love America and being an all American girl.Have you got a luscious RED LIPSTICK ON? Come on sparkle on…Celebrate the gorgeous shades of red, white and blue.
Enjoy your weekend and spread some love too!

What’s cool and trending in Beauty & SKIN?

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Yesterday I showed on TV WJXT-TV The Morning Show what’s cool and trending NOW.

SKIN

Bio-Therapeutic skin analysis, Clarisonic Opal and Sonice cleansing still reigns supreme. PMD personal microdermabrasion is your face’s new best friend at home treatment and Facelifts without surgery by Nouveau Contour from Holland to America.

MAKEUP
Color, color, color…yesterday was proof that color is Alive & Kicking even in January!
Mani and pedi’s get even more artsy and colorful. Makeup is neutral or infused with COLOR!
Mascaras are getting bigger and better,eyelash curlers are the it tool and faux eyelashes and extensions continue to soar.
Permanent Makeup by brands like Nouveau Contour and more continue to satisfy a woman’s needs with a lazy girl’s desire. THEY do your brows,lips or eyeliner for you. You enjoy the speed it takes you to get ready in the morning.

See my two TV segments from yesterday in sunny Florida.
Go to http://www.wjxt.com

Click on the Morning show and type my name in Noreen Young. Enjoy!