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The Day The Sun Came Out

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Originally published on The Legendary (downdirtyword.com)

The Day The Sun Came Out (April 11, 2012. Issue 36. The Late Issue)

My mother has been in a committed relationship since I was 17 years old. While people staying together that long is an anomaly within itself these days, my mother is still with the woman she fell in love with when I was only 12 years old.

My life as it is today hasn't always been this way. I grew up in a traditional home, my father worked as a journalist and editor for the local paper and my mother worked various jobs as we moved around.

From an early age, however, I knew there was something different about my family.

My parents seemed like they weren't very happy most of my life. My father manifested this by becoming a working alcoholic at a young age and my mother, well my mother cried a lot. Things were pretty bleak but it was my family and all I knew so I assumed this was how all families were. Things went on like this up until I was about 12.

My mother w…

SC Johnson Thanksgiving Giveaway #SCJ

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The holiday season is upon us once again! I could have sworn I was just stepping into my swimsuit to crash in the waves! I have been scrambling this year (my busiest year ever) to grab those holiday deals before they're gone. As I was wandering I came across a great contest being run by SC Johnson.



Click here for more details, take the quiz, and see if you win!
Test your Thanksgiving trivia and get a $5 Mastercard when you upload a receipt for participating SC Johnson products! 5 winners every day up until November 30, 2017 will win a year's worth of SC Johnson products. It will definitely come in handy for your Thanksgathering, because when families get together...things can get messy!
**I have received a sample product, payment, or both in exchange for this review. Regardless, I pride myself in bringing you an honest and thorough review. Thanks for reading! My comment box is always open for any questions you may have!**


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Suddenly
It was just us two
we
me and you

Where are we going from here?

You promised me
when you were defending my sea
and I promised you
forever, too.

Where are we going from here?

Transition
Tradition
It's an odd situation
Butterflies
Fireflies
They are now scattered
in the wind

Where are we going from here?

Suddenly
It was just us two
we
me and you

Where are we going from here?



GIRL POWER!

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Hey, you guys!

I just wanted to give a shout out to the GIRL POWER! Campaign for extending some awesome deals our way. You can purchase your very own right at the store! Just remember to use the code STEPHSTEB at checkout to get your discount!





Check out their story. Why? Because girls rule and boys drool!


Anti Wrinkle Peel Facial Mask by Alana Mitchell

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Well, this review is going to be short and sweet.

I was asked by Alana Mitchell's company to review the Anti Wrinkle Peel Facial Mask on Amazon.com . I was really excited to try it because I always look like I have had zero sleep these days and was hoping for a quick brighten up.

Well, I am almost sure, because of user error, I never even got it out of the package.

I'm not kidding.



You're supposed to pop the top a certain way and then the foam would turn into a gel and you could apply it, wait 15 minutes, and wash it off. Easy, right?

And then, there's me. Who can't even open the top right to try it.

I'm sure it's a lovely product. I just never got to try it. Let me know if you have any better luck!

**I have received a sample product, payment, or both in exchange for this review. Regardless, I pride myself in bringing you an honest and thorough review. Thanks for reading! My comment box is always open for any questions you may have!**

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In the house of the girl
named after the sky
 It's the quiet house
on the inside

                                           photo courtesy of BusinessInsider.com

Anavita Foaming Facial Cleanser and Deep Moisturizing Lotion

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Today I got to try my first completely vegan beauty products.


photo courtesy of FreedomofTruth.Org
To say I was skeptical is an understatement. Nevertheless, I gave it a try. The facial cleanser left a refreshing feeling on my face. It is great for my morning routine! It opened my eyes right up and got me going. I'm not so sure about the strength of the cleanser as I am not prone to breakouts but no breakouts since I started using it.
But, the deep moisturizing lotion? It is close to luxurious! My skin was so soft and the smoothness lasted all day. I use it on my hands, legs, everywhere! I will definitely be buying this one again when I run out!
**I have received a sample product, payment, or both in exchange for this review. Regardless, I pride myself in bringing you an honest and thorough review. Thanks for reading! My comment box is always open for any questions you may have!**