Category Archives: Life

My Secret Facial Care Routine

Hi there! I’ve been asked to share my facial care routine with the world! Keep reading to see how I cured my acne. But first, the backstory… I suffered from cystic acne and obsessive-compulsive skin-picking all through my teens and 20’s. The following pictures were taken between 2006 and 2008, when I was around the…

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This Thyme I’m Rootin For You!

It’s my 2019 Garden in Austin, Texas! To start off, here are 2 videos on my garden’s progress… About 4 days ago I had to put a blanket over the pots and put a heater underneath because I was worried about sleet and a freezing wind chill. But now the sun is shining and the…

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Split Nails Follow Up (Days 71 and 94)

Here is Day 71 taken on my phone camera. This was the worst day so far. I had just pulled off some nail decal stickers and found the dry nails underneath more brittle than ever. Even the middle finger and pinkie nails were peeling a little bit. It was right after this that I decided to…

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Split Nails Follow Up (Day 33)

I have done my best to keep my nails covered with sticker decals and avoid picking, but unfortunately, I still have splits near the tips of my index fingernails. Last night I trimmed my nails very short when they were soft and wet to prevent breakage, then oiled them up and slept. These are my…

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Day 12 of Growing Out Split Nails and Happy Thanksgiving

Please see Day 1 and Day 4. I’m impressed! The index fingernails have grown the most. In fact, I’ve seen so much growth that I need to file them down. I’ve had a few minuscule blood blisters around my cuticles because I’ve been poking at them more, but my nails are smooth. Here are my…

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Day 4 of Growing Out Split Nails

Please see Day 1. There are no pictures for Day 2 or Day 3. On Day 3, my fraying problem returned and more of the nail on my right index finger separated and peeled back after washing dishes at work. Today I used my better camera and here are my nails fresh out of the shower.…

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Day 1 of Growing Out Split Nails

I love my strong hands; they’ve served me well. I’ve worked in food service what feels like all my life. Recently the nails on my index fingers have frayed at the ends. In other words, the nails have split horizontally near the nail tip, and there is a top layer of nail that keeps lifting…

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Video of My 1990’s Barbie Collection

I assembled photos and video of my Barbie collection for fun! I went really basic on the video editing because I just used the first free available software I could find. >_< I know it’s a little shaky… and I admit that I didn’t plan a script… so I’d love your support and tips! The…

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Researching the Halls

I recently moved just outside of Austin, I changed my driver’s license, and now it’s time to figure out my new Congress contacts and get involved. The following quote is from Ellis Ellsworth’s Call the Halls PDF: Anytime you are communicating with your elected officials, you are likely doing more than your neighbor. My Current…

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My Book Reading List

My favorite book of all time is Repeatlessness by Dr. Joe Marshalla. I love this book because the words are playful and inspiring, but they are also backed up with scientific studies. The idea of repeatlessness is that, even down to the quantum level, nothing in the universe repeats, and the concept of repetition exists…

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I Will Live To Be 101 Years Old

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always told myself that I will live to be at least 101. I can’t remember what spawned this thinking as a child, but perhaps it was my early interactions with my grandparents and the encyclopedic fact that the average person dies around age 75. My grandmother on…

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My **Very Personal** Acne Story That I Wrote When I Was 27

🔞 WARNING! You must be 18 years old or older to continue reading.  🔞 My Acne Story May 22, 2011 I started to get acne on my face when I was 13. Three things happened. First, my big sister and my mother sometimes picked at my blackheads and whiteheads and inadvertently taught me this bad…

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