World Down Syndrome Day

I have been in bed ill with the flu and a day late to post. But Down Syndrome is always in my heart!! World Down Syndrome day is a day we celebrate 🎊 all who were born with Down Syndrome. In case you didn’t know they have the biggest hearts ♥️ and 😊 smiles you’ve ever seen.

Today I salute my beautiful twin. I truly miss him, his glowing smile and those awesome hugs! Twins are forever!

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This photo was taken at my mom’s house when I flew in with a surprise visit…as you can see I caught him off  guard and he was bursting with happiness.

Day 5 Gifts for HIM!

The best way to a man’s heart is through his mouth.

MEN  love food,drinks and yummy treats too.  Plain and simple it is so true! So fill his stocking with some goodies or whip up some decadent and or healthy treats you know he LOVES. YUM!

Santa isn’t the only one who wants you to leave him a few cookies and milk.

beverage candy candy cane celebration

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party beer ice bottles

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15 Things to Give Your Lover…

….when you are on a limited budget!!!  It is that time of year to show your affection with your lover or significant other.

Enjoy MY simply and fun ideas!

It can be as simple as a home-made card from construction paper,printer paper or decorative paper you may have at home.

Bake or buy them what they love…a pie,a cake,brownies,cookies.Or even a simple yummy muffin.Add a note card like “To My Stud MUFFIN”.

Make a bottle of  massage oil simply buy  almond oil,jojoba or grape seed oil.Attach a tag to it and ribbon with hearts or lips.Write that they are going to get a sensual massage from you.

Buy some Hershey’s kisses chocolate in the kind they like:Dark chocolate, milk chocolate,with almonds and more. Lay the kisses down with rose petals and make a trail from when they open the door to the bedroom. Or you can simply do this on the bed.

Another D.I.Y. you can do is make a jar of aromatic relaxing bath salts.Add a candle and you’re good to go.

Flowers are fabulous but so very expensive this time of year especially.Buy him or her a useful plant like rosemary,mint or fresh parsley.They are magic in the kitchen and plants purify the air.

Nothing says “I LOVE YOU” like strawberries gilded in chocolate,nuts and or sparkling shades of gold,red or pink sugar.He or she will swoon and love you for this edible gift.

Champagne is out Prosecco is in! And the best part it is cheaper.

There is nothing like a handwritten LOVE letter! Write like you mean it and on paper.Not a text message please. I have done this to my husband and I must tell you he LOVED it. The look on his face said it all. He still  has it. If is is too much for you to do…try a note on the mirror made with a simple soap bar and write the words  “I  LOVE you” or any short message or words that mean something special to the two of you.

If you have a few bucks treat them to a Passion Fruit Facial by Skin Spa by Casey at Jacksonville Beach. Everyone needs pampering! The skin will look amazing!

Don’t have money for a date on the town? Set up a picnic in bed or throw a pretty throw or blanket on the living room floor.Prepare a simple cheese tray with crackers or a rustic fresh bread.Add music and a cocktail. Feed each other grapes and enjoy the night kissing away!

If you don’t have money for a sexy chocolate sauce from those types of stores….try a simple bottle of Justin’s Hazelnut spread.You know what to do.Lick the night away!

If you do have some money and you want to spring…make HIS or HER heart sing with a custom bottle of perfume or cologne …JUST FOR THEM! http://www.blendcustomparfum.com2-2013 BLEND PARFUM STUDIO

I once found a REAL key at the hardware store that was white with a set of lips on it. I wrapped it in a big box with a V-day type ribbon and bow. I wrote a message with it that read “you have the key top my heart forever”. He got such a kick out of it.

I hope these ideas… help fuel your imagination for the perfect gift!

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If you don’t have a Valentine maybe it is time to be your own Valentine and treat yourself to something delightful.

A gift of Music

SANCTUARY 2

Have you ever met someone you made an unforgettable IMMEDIATE connecting with from the moment you looked in their eyes?

Have you ever listened to music and thought it was made just for you?

The man George Skaroulis was that face that made such a lovely impression and connection with my heart.From the moment we met while I was guest speaking at a spa show in Las Vegas. Who just happens to be a pianist with the most amazing music that will touch your heart and soul. I have been listening to his music for a couple of years. He’s just come out with a new CD and I simply wanted to share with you.

I think music is another perfect gift. 

I LOVE listening to it in my car,my office and home.I’m sure you do too.I think I love it even more because my mother was a pianist and a vocal teacher.She tried to teach me the piano.But I didn’t think it was cool. At the time…now I know better.With age comes wisdom with time comes an appreciation of her beautiful piano lessons and his beautiful music.

His CD’s are the type of music you hear when getting a massage,fine dining and or at a spa. But wait, no whale music and the ocean…just piano and his magical musical heart to piano keys connection.

I can’t imagine life without music especially George Skaroulis.

Thinking about someone stressed out on your gift list?

Want to make them feel amazing just by music? Give the gift of music.

 

Always in my Heart!

World Down Syndrome DayNoreen_twinsit is a very very SPECIAL day.

When you see someone with Down Syndrome don’t just walk away. Spread a little love today and everyday!

I miss your smile,your soft hands around me and the kind and wonderful guy you were! Always in my heart and never apart.

Love makes the world a better place for you and me!

Scent Tease

Perfumed pillowcases photo

Kiss your pillow and sheets at night with your favorite scent.
Just a tease please! (Please don’t over do it).
It makes you feel good and pretty sexy too!
I love to do this on hotel room sheets and pillow cases and in my lingerie draw too.
Do you do it too?
Scent your body with a dash of fragrance and scent your beautiful world.
My husband finds it nice too especially when I am working out of town.
The subtle aroma and scent of ME makes his heart not wonder.He!He!

You gotta have heart!

images EXERCISE girl blogI hate to have to tell you BUT…There is no pill there is no cream, there is no serum that will really turn back time and our face and body’s clock. At present the closest thing to the fountain of youth really is exercise.Research shows just 30 minutes of exercise each day can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by up to 50%. And s has shown that three 10 minute bursts of activity like simply taking a brisk walk or bike riding are just as beneficial as a long session.
Walk,a bike ride, taking the stairs or parking across the parking lot a bit farther and walk back to your car will all keep your heart younger and happy.
Exercise of any kind also will help with boosting your metabolism,lower your blood pressure,reduce risk of stroke,helps lower bad cholesterol,helps you get a good nights sleep and boosts creativity.The list goes on!

Imagine that!

So, I guess if I want to look good and FEEL good for a longer period of time I am going to have take these words to HEART and exercise more than applying a lipstick tube daily and diligently to my lips. You gotta have your heart in it.
The E word is tough! But somebody’s gotta keep my heart healthy and me FEELING great.I guess its gotta be me! Best of all it is FREE!

I believe…

nativitynativityMerry Christmas it is Christmas day to those of you who celebrate itBlessings to you and your family too.

I am in Florida and not with my family today. They are up north freezing away.But they are in my heart each and every day. I believe in CHRISTmas,Santa and all the beauty of this season. I am imagining I am at my beautiful Polish church attending mass in Polish and singing all my fav Christmas hymns and songs.I see myself at the table eating Polish food from my mom’s heart.I am imagining I am with my twin and my parents who are no longer with me on earth. I am pretending even just for a few minutes I am with my sisters and laughing all the way. If you are able to be with your family…This Christmas and year, hug them a little tighter. Shower them with sweeter kisses.
As Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz would say.There’s no place like HOME.