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Getting Old

No one could have told me what getting old entails so let me educate those under 55. For both women and men when you hit 50 your hormones develop a mind of their own. Your metabolism quits, completely. You can eat a carrot and gain 5 lbs.

Now lets talk skin, holy hairdo my skin is like a snake, I have lines in places that should not have lines. I look in the mirror and hairs grow out of my chin at lightening speed. I keep a tweezer in every car I own and in every bathroom. Oh and a razor thing for lip hair.

The moral of this post is, I’ve decided that I don’t give a shit at this point. I am going to do whatever the hell I want, hair color, clothes, glasses(my signature) whenever I want, I have a tribe that supports me unconditionally. In celebration of pride, pink hair, don’t care. Love your life

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Mexico Mexico Mexico

How can you not love it here

We have booked our next trip to Mexico and I can honestly say that I love everything about this place. The people, the food, the traditional crafts, and of course it is beautiful. I have often thought that we could live here full-time and cannot imagine why anyone would want to leave but then I remind myself that people struggle here and are paid nothing. I am fortunate to have opportunities others can only dream of but just maybe this is my chance to make a difference.

Now I just need to research how? When we go to Mexico how can I help the culture and the country? If you have ideas, send them my way.

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The sweetest love of all

We have for several years adopted senior dogs. Most people want puppies, but our last 2 rescues have been older girls. PunkinSpice Latte was used for breeding, she is brindle and when her last litter was still born she was dumped by the dumb ass breeder. Great for us.

We love both of them and are proud to provide these 2 old girls in their golden years with their very best life. Punkin is hug a bunch and wants kisses and wants to be right up next to you. Milly is not affectionate, she does not want to be held but does like face rubs and likes to sleep on the bed. Milly will poop wherever if you don’t pay attention, I continue to try and convince my husband this is just her bring old as I am the same way.

Milly Vanilly was surrendered because her person had to go into a nursing home. We named her Milly because her previous was Lilly. Little did we know her hearing is all but gone except for loud noises, and her eye sight is limited, at night the grey eye haze is evident. Oh and she exhibits all the characteristics of dementia

Each is funny and entertaining so we treat then individually and laugh each day. We have a huge yard and Milly thinks she is a track star. She will run from end to end 20 times while Punkin just watches.

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SlapYaMama body butters

During quarantine I decided to learn something new. I decided on body butter because I swear I spend a million dollars to stay soft. The first fragrances my friends bought and I was sold out in a week. I have soft, thick (those heals and elbows) and they all smell great great. The best thing is they are organic and all natural, no weird ingredients and a whole lotta love. They can be used on both hair and body. I hope you love them

All items can be found on my Etsy store using the link provided. Happy Shopping

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SlapYaMamaBodyButter

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Lips lips lips

Lip blushing is lip tattooing. For me it was easy, a little numbing cream and hours later i have fabulous color. Truth, most people can not sit for over an hour so if your pain tolerance is low forget about it, you will be crying and not be able to handle. Here are my before and afters

Let’s be serious and honest, as you age the full fantastic lips you had at 20 begin to get thin. It sucks and you can continue to draw them on but at 53 (this year)I decided it was time to get these beauties back. You all know I love cosmetics and am all in on having procedures to enhance my appearance. I went and had lip blushing done, this process puts permanent color into your lips so no lipstick required if you choose. I love full blown color so it is Infrequent that I don’t have on lipstick. Gym days great, and I would certainly do it again.

I loved how my lips looked swollen after the tattooing and my bff who works in plastics has been trying to get me for years to get filler. I finally took the plunge. Procedure is pretty easy, you are numb but you will still feel the needle pokes. Honest, if you can’t deal with some major swelling and discomfort don’t do it. I am good with a few days of downtime but you will feel like you have been punched in the face and ice 🧊 is your best friend. Here are the before, after injections and hours later

Swollen, 8 hours after
Can’t wait for swelling to subside and see final results. Again let me say that you must anticipate pain as it is real, not unbearable but certainly existent. I call this stage bigbird, my top lip swells to be larger than bottom lip.
Day 2 swelling almost gone
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Let’s talk aging

It is unbelievable that I am 52, yep and as we age a whole lotta shit changes. First, skin, good lord I took a selfie a few days ago and wholly pores. When exactly did my skin look like sand paper. Facial hair and brows: facial hair has multiplied, the fu man chu ugh no not cute and everyday I am tweezing some long ass black course hair, what the hell… my eyebrows are nothing, one has some hair the other has a serious lack. Last, the night sweats are out of control, not only do you not sleep but when you do just get a frickin towel to lay on or you might wake up thinking you have been swimming.

If I can fix it, I will. Here are my brows micro bladed day 1. Don’t panic in 2 weeks they will be half this color and thickness. Breathe they will be beautiful. Next week is lip blushing, will let you all in on that too

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1st annual homemade Tamales

Prior to our move to another state, every year we would have our friends over to make homemade Tamales. We are now continuing the tradition in our new home state of Washington. Here are a few photos of the prep prior to everyone’s arrival. Pork for those who eat it and chicken for everyone else. The night before just get out the crock pots and season the meat and let it cook all night. The next day it is ready to go. Let’s talk Masa. I make my own and yes you need lard to make it taste good, everything in moderation as they say. recipe below: I also bought some pre-made from our local Taqueria. Let me just say make it yourself. flavor is so much better and so is the texture. Everyone went home with a bag of tamales and happy. Just another reason to get together with friends.

Masa:

6 cups masa harina

5 cups chicken broth (warm)

2 cups lard

2 tsp salt, 3 TBS onion powder and chili powder

2 TBS cumin

mix masa with spices first, then add chicken broth, and last the lard mix it well

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Happy Happiest Fall

Anyone who knows me is aware, I live for eggnog and pumpkin season. Well guess what, I found my first batch of nog, yes. It’s a beautiful Fall day in the Pacific Northwest so I off course got up and put on the crockpot full of Mississippi chicken and yep Punkin Eggnog cake. You all need smell o vision because my house is where you wanna be today. Jason I’m thinking of you today 😃

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Proud to be a STRONG woman

I felt some kinda way today when I saw a woman I know post a video of her beautiful home with a view. So let me break it down for real. I have worked since I was 13, put myself through college while taking my 2 sons with me to night classes. I have accomplished so much, owned 3 homes and truly am so proud of being able to say I don’t need a man. I love my husband of 30 years but certainly would be a ok without him. This woman since i have met her has looked for ONLY men with money who could take care of her so she could just be cute with no job. And there have been lots. My question is how can you be proud when nothing you have belongs to you? Maybe I’m different but if I drive a Hyundai I paid for it is better than a benz that dude can yank at anytime.

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Mad as Hell, A Mom’s Journey

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My son is home and for the first time in a year I have exhaled. The book I wrote to not go crazy on this wild journey of my son’s addiction and incarceration is available this Thursday, September 12th on Kindle and Amazon. My hope is that anyone who reads it will know they are not alone and that I can provide some laughter and hope along the way.