Monday, September 24, 2012

feet



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Thursday, September 20, 2012

moments

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Friday, September 14, 2012

beach therapy: part III

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Monday, September 10, 2012

beach therapy: part II

Kelli, here.  Comin' to ya straight from the island again.  We're still here, still soakin' it all it, and the weather... just stellar.  Gotta hit the beach, but here are some of my faves from the other day.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

beach therapy

This week we're back in our favorite element... Kiawah Island.  I've been giddy with excitment about coming here for the past few weeks and we finally made it.  The only thing missing is my Daddy.  The last time we were here was a week before he got really sick and was in a hospital from then on out, so it was really the last thing we did together as a family.  It makes being here pretty bittersweet.  My daddy was the master dinner chef and the chief of lunch sandwiches which were hand delivered to us spoiled women as we lounged in our chairs on the beach.  He sure did love his girls.

The weather has been fabulous and we are thankful to God for giving us so much beautiful sun. 


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I taught my girl how to find little periwinkles in the sand when the waves come in.  Well, technically, they're not really "Periwinkles".  That's just what we have always called them.  I actually have no idea what they're called.  They are those beautiful little clam-like mollusks that come in with the waves and then dig really quickly back in the sand.  You have to be fast to catch them!  Does anyone know the scientific name for these tiny treasures?

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More later... I've got a beach therapy session I need to attend. 

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner and a GIVEAWAY!




Once again I have been pampered by the generous folks at Dove.  They recently sent me a bottle of their Daily Moisture Conditioner and I gave it a go!  The first thing I noticed about it is its fabulous "beachy" scent.  It sent me straight to the islands!  Coconutty and a silky smooth texture... destined to give your hair that sleek, healthy look that we're all going for.  Not only does it immediately infuse your hair with moisture, but this particular Dove Conditioner protects your hair from further moisture loss in the future.  Patented Micromoisture Serum targets damage, repairing the surface of hair by sealing lifted cuticles.  Nourishment is the KEY to repairing dry and damaged hair.  The end benefits of Dove's Daily Moisture Conditioner: smoothness, softness, shine and frizz control with no surface greasiness.  I'll take it.

Summertime can do a number on your hair.  Heat, chlorine, as well as self inflicted damage (i.e. straighteners, curling irons) can all contribute to straw like locks.  And no one wants hair that feels like a bale of hay.  No one.  So, I, for one, was happy to try something that promises to heal and protect.  Aside from the wonderful scent that filled my bathroom, I enjoyed the way it felt as I applied it and rinsed it.

Here comes the fun part.  Dove is giving YOU a chance to win a $1000 Spafinder gift certificate just for answering a question.  What is the most important component for you in a hair conditioner?  Smell, the way it feels when you're applying it, the way it feels later when you're styling, protection??  Let us know!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

in loving memory

Some of you may know and many may not, that my sweet Daddy passed away on August 17.  You might remember this post from back in April, 2011 from when he had surgery to remove a brain tumor.    That was just part of the two and a half year long struggle he had fighting cancer.  

At the beginning of August we got the news that the cancer had spread and he had very little time left with us.  That time ended up being even less than what we expected, but we were all thankful to be able to be with him when he passed and thankful that he isn't suffering anymore.  

This loss has been great.  My heart is broken and I struggle daily with questions, emotions and grief that I never expected to have this early in my life.  But, to put it simply, these things happen.  No one is immune from pain, sadness or hardships, and even though sometimes I get angry about it or feel sorry for myself and my family, I know that God is in control of all things and He has reasons that I cannot understand.  

At some point in the future I may be able to write more about my dad and his death, but for now I will leave you with a slideshow that was played at the funeral full of pictures of my Daddy with those closest to him during his life.

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