Did You Know

How Long Does it Take?

When my husband tells me I take forever to get ready, I would always give him a face.  Now I can respond, “Not forever, dear, only about 3 years.”

Yes, according to CBS, women in all take a total of 3 years to get ready.

A beauty survey commissioned by the British beauty brand Nephria found women spend almost three years of their life getting ready to leave the house, according to Marie Claire magazine.

On average a women takes about one hour and 12 minutes to get ready, this is the equialant of a total of 3 years over a lifetime. How did they come up with this grand total.  Let’s see, they say women take about 22 minutes showering and shaving their legs, 7 minutes moisturizing, 23 minutes styling/drying their hair, 14 minutes on make-up, and 6 minutes getting dressed, this according to the survey.

So girls all in all we waste about 3 years of our lives just to impress other…women.

Come on guys, did you really think it was all for you.



Food and Health, recipe

Alabama White BBQ Sauce


If you haven’t noticed I like meat.  Especially BBQ…so check out this white BBQ sauce.

Pork is also my favorite white meat.

Love them Alabama recipes.


  • 2 cup(s) mayonnaise
  • 1 cup(s) white or cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup(s) cane syrup
  • 4 teaspoon(s) prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cayenne
  • 1  jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced pickled chilies


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined.
PS –  substitute sour cream in place of mayonnaise – Works for me.
photo: food network
Fashion and Beauty, product review

Pure Fiji – Propel Media Event


A few weeks ago we were introduced to Pure Fiji -the South Pacific secret for beautiful hair and skin.  I got to take home the body butter.

Super moisturizing cream that revived my skin  – soy protein helped to reduce the appearance of the fine lines -the scent of passionflower is so very calming.  A great cream for all year round. I also used the Hydrating Body Lotion.

This is a blend of exotic nuts extracts with fresh coconut milk – a complete bio-network of essential nutrients and vitamins for the skin.  It felt  wonderful as soon  as it touched my skin.  Last I tried the Nourishing Exotic Oil.

I put a capful in a basin of warm water and soaked my tired feet – you can also used this as a massage oil, hair and scalp therapy or daily moisturizing treatment. The nutrients are introduced directly right where they are needed – healing – hydrating and rejuvenating.

Pure Fiji also carries a whole line for men!




Groovin Wedding

My whole family attended a wedding, two Saturdays ago.  The groom is my godson, and it was a special wedding, indeed.      How happy we all were to watch the couple pledge their love and life to each other.

A cocktail hour under a tent.  We did not plan what we would wear, but the little black dress was a staple there.

Billy and Barry, three cheering the couple.

Mother dancing with her ‘little’ boy.

And here we are just as the party gets going.  The groovinmoms with our groovin family.

A wedding indeed, who will be next?

No matter who, we will be dancing there, too

God bless you both ,  Alex and Jeanne.