When Life Gives you lemon 🍋

There are definitely times when bad things happen so Good things can come your way.
I’m a true believer of ” Everything happens for a reason. ” either it’s a good or bad one.
Last year I was living a life that I would come home every day shower and sleep. To wake up in the morning and do the same thing over and over.

I liked what I was doing. Just not how it was happening. Working over 48 hrs a week I started getting sick again. And ended up having a lot of doctors appointment etc.

as I was getting all these appointments I was no longer able to put all my effort into my job.
One of the days I had to call out because of being sick. I got asked by my Manager to find another job.

I couldn’t agree more with him that I needed something else.

Me and Chris always had this dream of working a Monday – Friday. 9-5pm paid holidays. And able to take time off.

The job I had obviously wasn’t allowing me to do so. And not to remind you it made me sick all over again due to stress and long hour days.

I decided to post my resume online. Hoping and praying for the best.

I decided to give my two weeks at my current job.

I remember feeling sad, annoyed and stressed.
I do have a lot of bills to pay. So I was very worried I wouldn’t find anything.

I sent out a few applications that day.
To my surprise, I received a phone call that morning ( when I had just given my 2 weeks ).
It was this amazing lady ( very friendly) looking for an office manager. I set the appointment for an interview.

I left that company that day in tears. I couldn’t believe what just happened.

I was so amazed. And happy I could of left there jumping up and down in joy.

I got offered a job as an office manager.
Working Monday – Friday 9-5pm. Getting paid holidays. Time off as I need it. With an amazing family. That knows how to be a boss and actually care for their employees.


True I don’t know them yet. But I have a feeling this is gonna be a lifetime relationship.
I thank God daily for this opportunity a dream that came true without me even deserving it.
Ok I might deserve it 😂, but you all know what I mean? I didn’t expect it to work so fast.
I’m sitting at my desk this afternoon and all I can think about is how grateful I am. 🙂

Isaque has started a new job and it’s a great opportunity for him.

Joshua will start a new job Monday.

Gabe is doinggreat at his job.

Chris also got offered a job and opportunity that made him very happy. Now we have time to work and enjoy our lives.Couldn’t ask for more.

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Elly & Chris Filho

Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub #ReviewWithElly

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100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub 12 oz. with Organic Coffee, Coconut and Shea Butter – Best Acne, Anti Cellulite and Stretch Mark treatment, Spider Vein Therapy for Varicose Veins & Eczema (Misc.)
Received package on time
Packaged with plenty of padding
Container was properly sealed and not leakingI tried the 100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub for about 2 weeks now. As you can see in my Photos the product is almost gone.
This scrub smells SO good! If you love the smell of freshly brewed coffee this is perfect for you.
The Coffee Body Scrub is loaded with antioxidants, the description states it helps to fight premature skin aging like wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines. When applied under and around the eyes, it can help in minimizing the appearance of puffy eyes as caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It can also help lighten dark circles under the eyes.

I have used this on my face every single day. Although I didn’t see any difference as far as the appearance of the puffy eyes and dark circles.

I did notice a BIG difference in my pores and black heads completely clean and gone.
My face is as clear as it ever was, smooth and acne free.
It does say the product is 100% Natural exfoliating scrub & acne treatment.
I stand by that statement 100% they are correct.
It helps remove dirt, giving you a fresh, younger more moisturized skin.
The Coffee grounds in this scrub acts as a mechanical exfoliation that helps to scrub away dead skin to reveal the new, healthy skin underneath and as a chemical Exfoliator removing skin cells with enzymes or acidic properties. It provided my skin with a more glowing and radiant appearance upon 1st use.
All I did was Gently massage scrub in a circular motion in the bath or shower, rinse well. Your skin will have a fine film of oil, do not worry, just gently pat your skin dry to leave it feeling super smooth and soft!

I also noticed it says on the bottle it GETs RID OF CELLULITE: By combining the best quality of organic coffee grounds with moisturizing, skin-soothing organic coconut oil and dead sea salt for an extra exfoliating kick.

I applied the product everyday for two weeks to my belly, legs and arms and it did NOT reduce the appearance of cellulite.
This product also did NOT target any of my stretch marks.
There for I would have to say It is not very effective for stretch mark removal.
How ever it does soften skin as it scrubs away dirt and dead skin cells.
This formula also contains skin-loving Coconut Oil, Olive oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil making this aromatic exfoliating scrub a luxurious staple in any skin care regime.

Benefits of using this Scrub:
Exfoliates your skin
Super Hydration

Instead of using body scrubs with harsh chemicals, I would defiantly recommend using the coffee to scrub that combines coffee grounds with salt, sugar, and oils that leave your skin nourished and moisturized rather than just cleansed.

My Honest review on this product I loved it. Even though it didn’t remove my stretch marks or the cellulite. It’s the best Exfoliator I have ever used and for this price it’s a bargain. Also, just because it didn’t work for me. it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.

Why waste money in high-priced spa treatments? Indulge in this coffee grounds facial scrub to soften the delicate skin on your face.

Organic Kona Coffee, Coffee Arabica Seed Oil, Dead Sea Salt Granules, Organic Coconut Extract, Dead Sea Salt, Organic Olive Oil,Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Grape Seed Oil, Cacao Extract, Organic Shea Butter

I have received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

#Review WithElly ORGANIC Argan Oil

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BEST ORGANIC Argan Oil for Hair, Face, Skin, and Nails – 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil – GUARANTEED to Provide Beautifully Healthy, Nutrient-Rich Moisture… Known as Liquid Gold for the HUGE list of Uses & Benefits – Anti-Aging, Vitamin E – Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Virgin, Eco Cert & USDA Certified Organic – Use Alone or Infuse Moisturizers, Lotions, Serums and More! Purchase backed by Amazing Guarantee 2oz (Misc.)

Foxbrim. 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil.
Foxbrim proudly provides you the freshest argan oil available. Unrefined,
Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, and Virgin Argan Oil.
Doesn’t aggravate your skin.
Abundant in fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants.
Extremely fresh and long-lasting. This oil is the best moisturizer out there.
I tried all the methods recommended to me.

Overnight Hair Treatment – I Applied 4-5 drops starting from the scalp to the end of my hair. Wrapped my hair in a shower cap leaving the oil in while I was a sleep next day washed it out and styled.
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Face Moisturizer – was my favorite did it everyday Placed 2 to 3 drops onto the tips of my fingers. Rubbed to spread over fingertips and then applied. Also used as a moisturizer for my arms and legs.

Hair Glow & Shine – All I needed was 4 to 5 drops massaged into the hands it was perfect.

Need to try the Lip Moisturizer suggestion using the oil- Lightly massage a drop or two onto lips.
No doubt I recommend this oil for everyone or anyone with any type of skin or hair. you won’t regret it.
I will most definitely be buying this again due to the high quality.

I have received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

#PhotoaDay Challenge

It is not necessary

It is not necessary to improve your appearance, get a lot of culture, raise the heels of your shoes, or make more noise.
We need to reduce the noise, walk more slowly, pay attention to those arriving, lower our heads and put the humility to work. We are big, when we are small.

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Day 7- A Fruit

 

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Day 8 – A Bad Habbit 

 

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Day 9 January 20th Someone You Love

 

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Day 9

 

 

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Day 9 – ( Mom ) 

 

#PhotoAdAy

#30DayPhoto

 

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Day 2 what I wore

 

I started a 30-day photo challenge and only did a day one.
Didn’t get to keep going. My days have been so busy I can’t keep up with all I’ve set up myself to do.

I started way too many challenges and I never finish LOL.
I wanted to upload all the images up to date so I can catch up in this post and go on day to day as the days go on. I do apologize to the people who follow my blog and expect it to be so right all the time, but hey! I’m only human.

First of all, I’m a wife, ( to a pastor of a church ) and a mom to 3 teens 🙂 ( so this include all mom and wife duties LOL)

We go to church 3 times a week

 

I’m currently on a 365-day prayer challenge that I do every day ( just don’t have the time to post it )

I’m on a Theological school that I have to study and do a test every month ( that’s in Portuguese and extremely hard because of the language )

 

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Day 3 Clouds

 

I’m taking a 6.00.1x  introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems at MIT. ( also really hard and time-consuming )

I have online media groups that requires me to post every day or every week in order for me to remain a member ( time-consuming )

So keeping up with all this and feeling sick, and all doctors appointments is not easy but it’s something I love to do. It’s me 🙂

I just wanted to ask for patience .. and say thank you!

 

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Day 4 Something Green – My kids playing at the Gillette Stadium

 

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Day 5 – From a High Angle

 

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Day 6- From a Low Angle 

 

#ReviewWithElly Alina Skin Care

My Review __ The Alina Skin Care Vitamin C Serum is THE BEST FORM OF VITAMIN C AVAILABLE, it has The most AMAZING SCENT FROM NATURAL EXTRACTS. It is loaded with powerful antioxidants to help prevent premature aging of skin, including Vitamin C, green and white tea, and vitamin E.
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I have used this product 2x a day every day since the day I got it. That’s about 3 weeks. I think it was a short time for the visible results I got. I read many reviews on this product and I read a lot of negativity about it. People saying that the company basically paid for those reviews. Well, yes, I got the product for free, but the results and my opinion, no one can make it up. It’s honest. I wanted to come here and write an honest review. But not just write, I wanted to show my untouched ( no photoshop) photos to you of the results.
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The directions on the package of this product says not to use on your eyes. I wasn’t sure if that meant not to apply to the dark area under the eyes. I’m 36 years old and I don’t have any spots ( dark spots ) on my face or any wrinkles or lines, besides the very dark spots under my eyes so I used it on all my face including my eyes. Or should I say especially there. you will be able to see the difference and judge for yourself.

My honest and unbiased review of this product is that this product rocks, now I will continue to use it till its all done and will buy more. Thank you, Alina, for giving me the opportunity to try your product.

NOTE: People with dry or sensitive skin that have never used a Vitamin C skin care product may experience a slight stinging sensation during the first few applications. This is a normal and typically goes away within a few seconds. It will happen every time you apply. Should you experience redness, swelling or discomfort after using the product, please discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional. I received this case at a discounted/free price in return for my honest review.
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About the Product
  • THE BEST FORM OF VITAMIN C AVAILABLE. Alina Skin Care contains Vitamin C Ester, a form of vitamin c that is widely considered the highest quality, best form available for skin care. Clinically proven to deliver greater results than other types of vitamin c; it’s stable, gentle and incredibly effective at rejuvenating your skin.
  • SUPER HYDRATING. Vitamin C can be irritating to the skin, but not if you complement it with rich moisturizers that give your skin a flood of hydration. Our unique blend of hyaluronic acid, organic aloe and vegetable based glycerin creates a powerful moisturizing boost to this serum. If you have sensitive skin, this is the Vitamin C serum to try.
  • PATENTED INGREDIENTS & CLINICAL STUDIES EQUALS PROVEN RESULTS. Most skin care products don’t contain ingredients that have been through formal, clinical studies. We do. Our patented Inflacin® was developed to calm and soothe irritated skin. What’s more, our patented Qsomes® has been proven to deliver more active ingredients deeper into the skin creating a more effective product.
  • A YOUTHFUL & RADIANT GLOW. Many of our customers have experienced a noticeable difference to their skin within the first few applications. A more even tone, less noticeable wrinkles, and a more healthy, vibrant looking skin.
  • AMAZING FEEL. Upon initial application, you’ll notice the difference right away with Alina. A soft, silky feel that penetrates quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and alive.
  • Product Description

    SKIN TYPES. This product was formulated for all skin types. Our unique blend using Vitamin C Ester along with rich moisturizers was created to be gentle on your skin, even those with sensitive skin.
    AMAZING SCENT FROM NATURAL EXTRACTS. Many of our customers comment on how much they love the scent of our products. The Alina Vitamin C scent is purely derived from mandarin orange and grapefruit extracts. There is no fragrance used in this product.
    ENCAPSULATION ENSURES PROTECTION FROM LIGHT, HEAT, AND OXYGEN. Vitamin C and other active ingredients can breakdown and rapidly lose their effectiveness when exposed to light, heat and oxygen. Alina Skin Care encapsulates all of our active ingredients ensuring no loss of ingredient efficacy, even after you open the bottle.
    ANTIOXIDANT RICH. Loaded with powerful antioxidants to help prevent premature aging of skin including Vitamin C, green and white tea, and vitamin e.
    WHO IS ALINA SKIN CARE? Alina Skin Care is a science-driven company created to provide consumers with innovative, professionally formulated skin care products. Our team consists of industry veterans that have developed products for some of the top skin care brands in the world, many that can be found today in major department and beauty stores. With more than 50 years of experience formulating both prescription-based dermatological products, as well as over-the-counter premium skin care products, Alina Skin Care has the expertise and credibility you can trust.Ingredients
    Purified Water, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Cyclomethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisopropyl Adipate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Tocopherol Acetate, Pyridoxine HCI, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate, PEG-12 Glyceryl DIsmyristate, Hyaluronic Acid, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Citrus nobilis, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, Maltodextrin, Xathan Gum, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyenthanol, Caprylyl Glycol NO Parabens, NO Phthalates, and NO Sulfates. No Animal Testing. Made in USADirections
    Apply morning and night to face and neck before application of a moisturizer. Moisturizer can be applied immediately after you apply Alina Vitamin C Serum. NOTE: People with dry or sensitive skin that have never used a Vitamin C skin care product may experience a slight stinging sensation during the first few applications. This is a normal and typically goes away within a few seconds. Should you experience redness, swelling or discomfort after using the product, please discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.You can buy the Product >>>  HERE  on Sale for $24.95
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