Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Best Summer Drink Ever!!

Did ya'll think I dropped off the internet??  NEVER!!  I've just been keeping busy with friends and family since Mac has been gone.   He is having a great time out in California with his dad.  They are doing so much sightseeing.   It's going to be a wonderful summer for him!   Although it is weird being on the "other" end of not getting to talk to him everyday like his dad goes through.   But I know he loves me to the moon and back, as I do him----so have a blast my sweet little man!!!

On another note, made a fresh batch of cucumber mint water this afternoon.  Huge thanks to my friend Christi Wilson for turning me on to this wonderful water..  Can I just tell you how refreshing this drink is!  I'm already getting funny looks from my local grocery store for the quantity of cucumbers I'm buying.   But I can't help it, I just love this veggie!!   If I didn't drink it so fast, it would last about 2-3 days.  But I can drink the entire pitcher in one day---and then some...   Give it a try, I promise you will likey!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gonna Need an Ark!!

This weather is gross!!  I'm glad that I'm working through all this rain!!  And I think it's still supposed to rain on Wednesday as well.  It also makes for a messy Mya when she comes in from dropping off her business.  Yuck!!  I really hope it clears up for Friday's 5K.  I'm still looking for any firends that would like to join me!!  It's this Friday at the Hoover Met, called Glow in the Park..  It's to benefit the American Diabetes Association---a very good cause.  In this day and age, I'm sure just about everyone knows someone who is affected by Diabetes.  But partner or not, I'm gonna do my sweaty thang and have FUN!!!  

Monday, July 22, 2013

I Blinked and it was MONDAY!!!

Where did the weekend go?  I'm telling ya'll, I blinked and it was over!!  But I had a really good time!  Saturday Mya and I went to her last beginner Nosework class.  She did great.  It was such a fun class.  Can't wait until we start the second one in the fall.  There will be alot of "field" trips for that class---so it should be lots of fun!!

Saturday night I went out with my next door neighbor, Kerra to Papa Saia's.  Deputy 5 was playing outside and inside was Chase Evans.  Deputy 5 was great, I had never heard them before--I was pleased.  However, the guy playing inside the bar, Chase Evens---he had such a great sound.  He was adorable and had a great voice.  I think Chase should have also been playing outside---did I mention that he has a great voice??  I hope to hear him again...

Kerra and I kinda "closed the place down" Saturday night, so I wasn't good for much of anything yesterday.  But it was worth it---had a blast and met some very nice people.  I also gave out a ton of business cards!  Can't get the business if you don't spread the word!  So click on the box to the right and follow my Pure Romance site for daily "Tara Tells All" tips, sales and just overall fun stuff!!!

Registering my baby for his junior year in high school tomorrow.  Just still can't believe that.  Wow...

This Friday is my first 5k!!  It's the Glow in the Park 5k...  I'm really excited about it.  Kerra may do it with me..  If not, I can go at it alone...  I'm doing it for myself anyways...  I maybe going at turtle pace, but I know I will enjoy the ride!!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mya Knows....

Well, Mya has finally figured out, it is way too quite in this house.  "Where is Mac" her eyes keep asking me?  She has gone to the steps and done this exact pose---at least 50 times now..  Bless her heart.  Tomorrow is her Nosework class so hopefully that will take her mind away from our Mac.  He is normally the "handler," so she will still know something is different.  But I'm going to do my best!!  It's an outside search tomorrow so it should really be fun.   This isn't the best picture, but you get the idea of what I'm constantly seeing.  Bless her..

Happy Fact---it's Friday!!  Whoop!!  I'm ready for the weekend!  Not that I have much planned.  May just rent some movies and hang with my Mya.  I was going non stop last weekend, so I think I may enjoy this one in slow motion!!  Outside of Mya's class and cleaning---we are done..

Well friends, hope you have a great weekend..  MAUH!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Confession Time....

This post is long over due!!  I must confess it, so I can accept it, and move on!!  I have not exercised since Mya got sick--about 3 weeks ago!  Don't get me wrong, she is completely fine now---I just fell out of my routine and haven't even attempted to get back on track.  How sad is that?  And my Glow in the Park 5k is one week from tomorrow!!  LAWD is that going to be a HOT MESS!!  But I'm going to go and probably just crawl over the finish line---but I'm going!!  I'm off work for the weekend and plan on walking/slow jog the Hillsboro trail Saturday and Sunday.  Our humidity is only like 140% right now---so anything outside is just a hot, sticky mess.  But---I gotta just suck it up!!!

I've heard from Mac several times.  He's loving California, of course no humidity.   This will be his first full week out there.  He took some great pictures of all their stops along the way.  He loved the Grand Canyon and wants to go back..  I'm down with that!!  This is one of my favorite pictures.  He doesn't like heights at all---so it made me laugh....

On the Pure Romance side, first two party orders are filled and shipping out today.  Had a few back orders that will go out this weekend.  But other than that---the whole process is very simple.  I love doing it and will just continue to get better at it.  I ordered a big window decal for the back window of my car.  Gotta advertise!  My next party for right now isn't until mid August---but ladies---they are so much fun.   I should have my decals sometime next week...  Then every time I'm driving, I'm advertising!!!
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Goals for the weekend:
Clean house
EXERCISE both days
Clip Mya's toenails
Do school registration paperwork!!

Guess what??  Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!  WHOOP!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Are You Laptop Happy??

Has anybody experienced  the death of their old laptop lately??   Mine was a Gateway, if that tells you how old it was.  I tried my best to salvage it.  Even had a friend at work "clean" it up and it still has slowly edged to it's death.  Now I've always been a PC person, other than my iPad, however, I decided to go apple this time around.  And I have to say, I'm loving it.  Now there is a huge difference between the two.  I even had to buy me a "beginner's" manual for it.  I didn't go all out, just a regualar Macbook Pro, but I still love it.  I really can't give a solid review on it right now since it is so new.  But I can tell you it's like moving from a diansour to a Transformer!!  Speed is AWESOME... 

Does anyone else use a Macbook??   ANY tips would be appreciated!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tinkerbell Love....

In honor of my brother and his family being in Disney this week..  I truly hope they tell Tinkerbell just how much I love her!!  She is my all time favorite animated star!!  I hope they have a wonderful time!!!

Mac left on Saturday for a month in California with his dad.  Oh how I'm going to miss my little man!!  But he needs the time with his dad and I need a "mommy break"!!!  I wish I could say I was going somewhere tropical or full of mountains.  Nope...  Not happening this year.  I will be working on my new second job with Pure Romance.  I had two parties last week and am so HOOKED.  Such a fun way to spend an evening with a bunch of ladies.  I'm very excited about this new busniess opportunity.   Check out my Facebook link to the right of the page.  I offers specials and sales items each month!!!

Mya is doing great.  I don't think she has realized Mac has left yet.   She had her Nosework class Saturday and had to search for things (cheese wiz) that was hidden inside different parts of the room.  Mac was very excited that his dad was able to go to a class with him.  We are both so proud of the things she is learning to do.  Our next search is outside!!!  And I have to take her by myself...  That should be interesting!!!

I have been very bad on my exercising since Mya got sick a few weeks ago with the whole tick thing.  I haven't walked at all!!!  And my Glow in the Park 5K is in 12 days!!!  I have got to get back on track this week.  Mya and I both need the activity.  I'm off until Thursday so there is NO EXCUSE!!!

Well friends, I hope ya'll have a wonderful week!!! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday's Faith

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Busy Week!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.   Why do they go by so fast?  This is a crazy busy week for me but I'm very excited...  I have 2 Pure Romance parties booked---very excited about that!!  Lot's of great ideas for future bookings.  Plus a new catalog in August..  So lots of fun things to come with my "second job". 

Mac leaves for California Saturday for a month!!  Him and his dad are driving back to California--- I hope he takes a lot of pictures for me... Very glad he is getting to spend some time with his dad, but Mya and I are going to miss him so much!  The only good thing is my food and power bill should go down some...  Kidding--but true... 

I hope everyone has a great Monday... 

Friday, July 5, 2013


Busy  weekend getting ready for my Pure Romance parties...  And Mac leaves for California in a week!!   We are having a monsoon here in Alabama so it looks like I will be getting my exercise indoors this weekend!!

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Business Is UP!!!

Hello friends!!  So very sorry I've been barely posting here lately.  I've just been crazy busy getting everything ready for my "go live" business.  And I'm so happy to say that I've already got three parties booked for this month!!!

I'm now an Independent Consultant for Pure Romance.   Yes, it is relationship enhancement products, but it is also so much more!!!  Every woman wants to feel desired and wanted--made to feel beautiful.  This company values and contributions made me choose them.  I've sold Avon and actually worked as an employee for Avon---but I never felt as informed as this company has made me feel.  Education is key to anything and empowering women with how to feel great about themselves is a pretty good job.  Not to mention, I'm making some REALLY nice friends.

So please check out my site with Pure Romance.  You can order from it and the order will be shipped to you, discreetly of course.  I also offer specials on my new Facebook page for my business.  Visit it and like it for all my current specials.  It's www.Facebook.com/PureRomancebyTaraCartledge